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December 17, 2010 / Leslie

Friday Finds ~ December 17th

What great books did you hear about/discover this past week? Share your FRIDAY FINDS! This weekly event is hosted by Should Be Reading.

With an author line-up like this I know I’ll love this anthology.

Songs of Love and DeathSongs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love
by: Jacqueline Carey, Lisa Tuttle, Linnea Sinclair, Mary Jo Putney, Tanith Lee, Peter S. Beagle, Yasmine Galenorn, Diana Gabaldon, Jo Beverley, Carrie Vaughn, M.L.N. Hanover, Cecelia Holland, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Robin Hobb, Neil Gaiman, Marjorie M. Liu, Jim Butcher

In this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate.

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Home Fires will be published in January. It has a plot that sounds like a combination thriller-mystery-romance-scifi, something for everyone.

Home FiresHome Fires by Gene Wolfe

From Publishers Weekly: “Against a backdrop of science fictional elements such as time dilation through space travel, cyborgs, and brain downloads, Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee Wolfe (The Sorcerer’s House) builds a romance and a mystery. Successful lawyer Skip Grison wants to find a wonderful gift for his contracted paramour, Chelle Blue, now 20 years his junior after an interstellar military tour. After reuniting Chelle with her estranged mother, Vanessa, whose consciousness has been downloaded into a new body, Skip takes Chelle on a round-the-world cruise that turns into an almost screwball comedy of hijackings and chaos as shadowy people may be trying to get to Skip, Chelle, Vanessa, or someone else entirely. Red herrings and unknown, mistaken, or confused identities saturate the novel, making this well suited for readers, especially mystery readers, who don’t often read science fiction.”

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  1. Ellen Feld / Dec 17 2010 6:32 am

    Nice selection, Leslie. I particularly like “Home Fires.” Here are my selections: http://is.gd/iTCg0

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  2. Yiota / Dec 17 2010 7:38 am

    Songs of Love and Death..i’m thinking to try it out. Dunno yet, though :/

    Here my finds this week: Friday Finds(includes 14 books and 6 new movie trailers!) Best week ever! http://bit.ly/ezw35l

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  3. Rebecca Rasmussen / Dec 17 2010 7:47 am

    These look great!

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  4. gautami tripathy / Dec 17 2010 9:47 am
  5. Suko / Dec 17 2010 11:27 am

    These are both terrific sounding “finds”. I hope you will enjoy them, Leslie. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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