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:
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
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
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
What’s Up Next (in the next two weeks or so.)
Same to you!
Wow, tempting books all…but they are new to me. So I’ll be watching for reviews.
Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.
Several of the reviews should come out in the next two weeks 🙂 You’re welcome, and same 🙂
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.
That’s definitely true!