A Kuttner collection signed by F. Paul Wilson and Neil Gaiman, two of my favorite authors. They’ve got my money.
Holding the form factor of a novella length trade paperback that opens up into a bookstore tickles my amazement even more than iPhones and iPads. This latest generation comes the closet yet to making the device disappear and bringing the book forward. Picking it up feels right. This is what you use to get lost in a good book.
Time to put the phone and laptop away and take the Kindle to bed.
Suvudu has started up a free library that gives away electronic editions of the first books in some popular series. If you haven’t read Noami Novik’s Temeraire series or Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars series, check them out. I recently read the first three books in the Temeraire series and really enjoyed them. Think Patrick O’Brian with dragons. If you have a Kindle or Kindle for iPhone you can download them straight to your device for free.
Also, Tor is continuing to offer great books for free, this time giving away Charles de Lint’s Spiritwalk.
Tor.com is still giving away un-DRMed electronic editions of several books as part of their freebies bonanza through Sunday the 27th. Some favorites of mine including Old Man’s War, Crystal Rain, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, and Orphans of Chaos are there. If you have a Kindle, you can grab them for free though the Kindle store.
Frankenstein Takes the Cake is out. This is the follow up to Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, which is much loved at our house. I read it cover-to-cover even after the kids have fallen asleep. Unlike other illlustrated kids books, it doesn’t dull mom and dad’s senses into barely-tingling numbness after repeated readings. I just placed my order and can’t wait to have some new reading material for bed time. The author, Adam Rex, has some previews up on his blog.