Acquisitions Week of 3/6/2011

Well my local shark pit of frenzied, desperate, deal-seeking bibliophiles (aka the soon to close Wall Street Borders) finally dropped the prices to 25-40% off. Now we’re talking. I look forward to when they drop to 35% off and I find myself buying slightly stained romance novels.

David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet,  Random House (2010) I’ve yet to read anything by Mitchell, but this book and Cloud Atlas are on the short list of books I need to read soon.

Neil Gaiman, American Gods, HarperTorch (2002)

I’m trying to bulk up my knowledge of modern SF/F, and no better place to start than Gaiman.

Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart, Tor Fantasy (2002)

People in SF/F fandom rave about this book… I didn’t realize until after I bought it that is apparently smutty.

John Scalzi, Old Man’s War, Tor Science Fiction (2007),

Like Gaiman, this is apparently a must read of modern SF.

– Sean

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