(Descriptions from Goodreads)
Nexus by Ramez Naam, review at A Fantastical Librarian
In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it.
When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage – for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes.
From the halls of academe to the halls of power, from the headquarters of an elite US agency in Washington DC to a secret lab beneath a top university in Shanghai, from the underground parties of San Francisco to the illegal biotech markets of Bangkok, from an international neuroscience conference to a remote monastery in the mountains of Thailand – Nexus is a thrill ride through a future on the brink of explosion.
I have listed these titles in earlier SSS posts: check out my SSS Books Page for links to more reviews:
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, review at Fantasy Cafe
The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson, review at Stainless Steel Droppings
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin, review at The Ranting Dragon
Legend by Marie Lu, review at Reading the Paranormal
Railsea by China Mieville, review at The Ranting Dragon
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, review at Cuddlebuggery
Cuddlebuggery is offering a bundle of ARCs of their Favorites of 2012/3
Rootless by Chris Howard at Cuddlebuggery
Looking Back at 2012
A Fantastical Librarian offers her Favorite Books of 2012
Fangs For The Fantasy presents their 2012 Year in Review
Kristen at Fantasy Cafe lists her Favorite Books of 2012
Fantasy Faction shares their Best Fantasy Books of 2012
Far Beyond Reality lists his Best of 2012
AnimeJune at Gossamer Obsessions offers 2012: The Year in Review
Rob at Rob’s Blog o’ Stuff shares his 2012 Reading Year in Review
Starmetal Oak Reviews lists her Favorite Books of 2012
Tethyan Books offers her Best of 2012
The Midnight Garden posts their Favorite Books Published in 2012
The Oaken Bookcase lists her Top Ten for 2012
The Wertzone announces its Awards for 2012
Travels Through Iest presents her Lucky 13 in 2012
The Book Smugglers’ “month long celebrations of all things bookish and geeky”.
The Cost and Value of Book Blogging
The Midnight is collecting data on this issue, so head over to Wendy Darling’s post to take the survey.
The Cover Battle of 2012
If you head over to The Ranting Dragon, you can find out who won the title of Most Beautiful Cover.