Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #48

Interesting Books

(Descriptions from Goodreads)

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Hudspeth, reviews at Impressions Of A Reader & The Book Smugglers

Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind?

The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. 

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

After The Fall, Before The Fall, During The Fall by Nancy Kress, review at Fantasy Literature

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy, review at Cuddlebuggery

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan, review at Fantasy Faction

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, reviews at Far Beyond Reality, On Starships & Dragonwings & The Book Smugglers

Throne of Glass by Sara J. Maas, review at Vampire Book Club

Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins, review at A Fantastical Librarian


The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu at Bastard Books

Author Interviews

Wesley Chu at Bastard Books

Brandon Sanderson at The Book Smugglers

Guest Posts By Authors

The Many Faces of an Alien by Wesley Chu at A Dribble of Ink

Special Needs In Strange Worlds at Bookworm Blues

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