Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #25

Interesting Books

(Descriptions from Goodreads)

The Creative Fire by Brenda Cooper, review at SF Signal

Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots and avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship The Creative Fire. Her best friend has been raped and killed, the ship is falling apart around her, and no one she knows has any real information about what’s happening to them. The social structure on board Creative Fire is rigidly divided, with Ruby and her friends on the bottom, but she dreams of freedom and equality.

Everything changes when a ship-wide accident reveals secrets she and her friends had only imagined. Now, she has to fight for her freedom and the freedom of everyone she loves.

The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman, review at The Ranting Dragon

This is the story Harry Ransom. If you know his name it’s most likely as the inventor of the Ransom Process, a stroke of genius that changed the world. Or you may have read about how he lost the battle of Jasper City, or won it, depending on where you stand in matters of politics.

If you’re reading this in the future, Ransom City must be a great and glittering metropolis by now, with a big bronze statue of Harry Ransom in a park somewhere. You might be standing on its sidewalk and not wonder in the least of how it grew to its current glory. Well, here is its story, full of adventure and intrigue. And it all starts with the day that old Harry Ransom crossed paths with Liv Alverhyusen and John Creedmoor, two fugitives running from the Line, amidst a war with no end.

I have listed these titles in earlier SSS posts: check out my SSS Books Page for links to more reviews

The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin, review at Tethyan Books

The Red Knight by Miles Cameron, review at SFF World


Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake at Cuddlebuggery

The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman, review at The Ranting Dragon

One from a choice of selected 2013 releases at Bookish

Author Interviews

Kendare Blake at Cuddlebuggery

Triumph Over Tragedy

Sarah over at Bookworm Blues is editing this anthology. All proceeds go the Red Cross and the title is dedicated to the survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

Smugglivus 2012

The Book Smugglers begin their “month long celebrations of all things bookish and geeky”.

The Cover Battle of 2012

If you head over to The Ranting Dragon, you can vote for the best covers of this year’s publications.

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