Coolthulhu Reads: January 2017 Mid-Month Check-In

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January has gotten off to a little bit of a bigger bang than I expected it to! (Meaning I apparently can’t stop reading.) Unfortunately, my “Committed to Read” list grew just as quickly as it shrank! GracieKat’s also got a good dose of contributions for this check-in. (The weekly check-in meme was started by Sam at Taking on a World of Words )

As usual, covers link to Goodreads!

January 2017 Mid-Month Check-In

What We’re Reading:

Book cover for Skyjacked by Shirley GoldenSkyjacked by Shirley Golden

This is a Rosie’s Book Review Team book! Published March 28th, 2016

“Separated from his son, only a galaxy stands between him and home… The year is 2154, and Corvus Ranger, space pilot and captain of the Soliton, embarks on a penal run to Jupiter’s prison moon, Europa. It should be another routine drop, but a motley band of escaped convicts have other ideas. When Soliton is hijacked, Corvus is forced to set a new destination, one which is far from Earth and his son. Unable to fight (or smooth talk) his way to freedom, Corvus finds himself tied to the plans of the escapees, including their leader Isidore and a gifted young boy who seems to possess strange abilities. Desperate to return to Earth and the son he left behind, Corvus is thrown into the ultimate adventure, a star-strewn odyssey where the greatest enemy in the universe may very well be himself.”- Goodreads

 


Book cover for When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie

When Worlds Collide (and After Worlds Collide) by Philip Wylie & Edwin Balmer

This is a Wired Into Sci-Fi Challenge book. Published in 1932.

A runaway planet hurtles toward the earth. As it draws near, massive tidal waves, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions wrack our planet, devastating continents, drowning cities, and wiping out millions. In central North America, a team of scientists race to build a spacecraft powerful enough to escape the doomed earth. Their greatest threat, they soon discover, comes not from the skies but from other humans. A crackling plot and sizzling, cataclysmic vision have made When Worlds Collide one of the most popular and influential end-of-the-world novels of all time. This Bison Frontiers of Imagination edition features the original story and its sequel, After Worlds Collide.-Goodreads


Book cover for The Dark by Ellen Datlow

The Dark: New Ghost Stories by Ellen Datlow

This is a self-purchased book. Published September 1st, 2004

“This collection single-handedly redefines the ghost story, going far beyond the accustomed tropes and gore of horror stories to consider the only realm that still truly frightens us: the unknown. The Dark takes a look at the tormented and unquiet dead; the darkness in us, the living; and the sometimes tenuous boundary between the two.”-Goodreads

 

 

 


What We’ve Read in January 2017

Book cover for All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Wrathbone by Jason Parent
Review copy provided by author.
Book cover for Biblical by Christopher Galt
Self-purchased
Book cover for The Devil's Prayer by Luke Gracias
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Pilot X by Tom Merritt
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Ocean of Storms by Christopher Mari and Jeremy K. Brown
Self-purchased
Book cover for Ararat by Christopher Golden
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Invasive by Chuck Wendig
Self-purchased
Book cover for In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells
Christmas Gift
Book cover for My Daddy, The Serial Killer
Review copy provided by author
Book cover for Trading With Death by Ann Girdharry
Self-purchased

What’s Up Next (in the next two weeks or so.)

Book cover fro The Devil Crept in by Ania Ahlborn
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Mutationem by Phoenix Jericho
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Ubik by Philip K. Dick
Self-purchased. For Decades of Sci-Fi
Book cover for Bound by Alan Baxter
Review copy provided by author
Book cover for Zombie Bigfoot by Nick Sullivan
Review copy provided by author
Book cover for Extrated by RR Haywood
Review copy provided by Netgalley
Book cover for Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Library Book
Book cover for The Bug Boys by Stewart Hoffman
Review copy provided by author
Book cover for The Abscission Zone by Samuel Muggington
Review copy provided by Netgalley

7 thoughts on “Coolthulhu Reads: January 2017 Mid-Month Check-In

  1. In light of this display of a truly impressive amount of reading, I must mention that while I was at ARISIA (a Boston sci-fi/fantasy con that just wrapped up Monday), one of the panels was on book cover design. Most important point? The need for the cover to look good as a thumbnail on amazon and other book-related sites.

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