I know that Stephen King is somewhat of a jackass, these days; but his 1981 work DANSE MACABRE is an extremely useful look at the contemporary horror genre, and we are overdue for somebody to write something similar for our own time period*. It’s the old problem of separating the art from the artist. I mean, even I can be a slight jackass, sometimes.
*No, not me. I do not come even close to having The Knowledge necessary for such an endeavor. Ken Hite? This is your moment.
Surely I have done Roger Zelazny’s A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER? I have not? How odd. And embarrassing, too.
Writer Moe Lane has warned – or maybe promised? – that Decisions: Four Tales of Choices will be the last self-published fiction of his in 2021. It’s made up of four stories, each illustrated with its own image drawn specifically for the story. Also not entirely horror, unlike his previous two chapbooks. Check it out!
I suspect that my choice of Naomi Novik’s THE LAST GRADUATE for Book of the Week is unsurprising. Honestly, it may end up being my favorite book this year. It and A DEADLY EDUCATION are just, you know, neat.
MORGAN BAROD is the latest novel by new writer Moe Lane, and it’s a sword-and-sorcery romp through the post-apocalyptic wilds of New Jersey. And it’s out in print, too! Truly, this is the best news you’re going to hear this weekend.
This is Darrell Huff’s classic How To Lie With Statistics, not the auto-generated knockoff sales leecher that I almost linked to as a joke. I was real tempted, too. But I overcame my darker impulses. That’s been kind of the theme today, really.
[full title: Star Corps: Book One of The Legacy Trilogy, by Ian Douglas]
(Full title: SEMPER MARS: BOOK ONE OF THE HERITAGE TRILOGY, by Ian Douglas.)
I… I could never quite make myself believe that this day would ever come.
To End In Fire (Honor Harrington universe, in case you’re not familiar) is in pre-order, but that’s what E-ARCs are for and I don’t care who doesn’t like those. I love E-ARCs. I’ve always loved the idea of E-ARCs, and I cheerfully spend money on the concept.
It’s also nice that David Weber and Eric Flint are starting to wrap up this story. I buy ’em and I continue to buy them, but no sense in having it last forever, right?