My pile of books grows ever larger. Some of that is due to me being stuck in the mire of a particular epic fantasy that while very good it also happens to be enormous and could have been edited down a bit a lot more. That said, I see the light at the end of this tunnel which means I’ll be starting some new very soon so I figured it’d be fun to share some of my recent bookquisitions…

Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville Three Moments of an Explosion by China Miéville
If you have read any of my books or have been following my blog for any length of time you’ll know that China Miéville is one of my most favorite authors of all time. (The Scar is easily in my top five.) So it’s no surprise that his latest collection of unpublished short stories appeared on my Kindle on launch day. (Which was yesterday.)

Trees by Warren Ellis & Jason Howard Trees Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Jason Howard
I have been intrigued by Trees ever since I saw some of Jason Howard’s early art so I was excited to find out that the first trade was available. Set in a world ten years after a strange alien race (that loom large like trees) have landed. The story explores the lives of several characters scattered around the globe as they discover what these strange and silent visitors are all about. The concept sounded fresh and I’ve always been a fan of Ellis’ writing so I’m on board and excited to dive in.

The Iron Ship by K. M. McKinleyThe Iron Ship by K. M. McKinley
I’ve been seeing buzz about this for a while now and the reviews were looking pretty awesome. A new epic fantasy centered around a shop forhed of metal and magic? Adventure? Travel? Sign me up! Also, we K. M.s have to stick together. It’s contractual.

I’m always on the hunt for new books. If you have a book recommendation for me please leave a comment! Don’t want to leave a comment? Shoot me an email: and let me know what you think I should add to my stack.


    1. I’ll let you know!

      I read “Trees” over the weekend. (Graphic novels go fast.) I really enjoyed it, there’s a lot of potential going forward and it walks that knife edge between fantastical and a grounded reality. (Which is a tone that is hard to get right, especially in graphic novels where so much is spelled out with images as well as words.) Looking forward to the next trade.


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