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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Spotlight on June 2009 Books

This month Robert Thompson provided the book titles with additions by Cindy Hannikman, Liviu Suciu and Mihir Wanchoo. We are featuring 40 books.

Since we have quite a few books and we want to keep the post manageable and easily navigable, so people do not give up halfway through the list, we are doing just covers, titles, links, but no blurbs. Click on any link and you will find more information about the book or the author(s).

The release dates are US unless marked otherwise and the books are first edition unless noted differently. The dates are on a best known basis so they are not guaranteed; same about the edition information.

“Best Served Cold” by Joe Abercrombie. (June 1, 2009,

“The Angel’s Game” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. (English 1st, June 1, 2009, UK, June 16, 2009, US)

“Xenopath” by Eric Brown. (June 1, 2009, UK)

"The Dragons of Ordinary Farm" by Tad Williams, Deborah Beale, and Greg Swearingen (Jun 2, 2009)

“The Strain” by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. (June 2, 2009)

"The Spy Who Haunted Me" by Simon Green ( US 1st, June 2, 2009)

"The Lovers: A Thriller" by John Connolly (June 2, 2009)

"The Library of Shadows" by Mikkel Birkegaard (English 1st, June 4, 2009, UK)

"Frozen Fire" by Bill Evans and Marianna Jameson (June 23, 2009)

“City of Souls” by Vicki Pettersson (June 30, 2009)

“The Story Sisters” by Alice Hoffman. (June 2, 2009)

“Genesis” by Ken Shufeldt. (June 2, 2009)

”In Ashes Lie” by Marie Brennan. (June 4, 2009, UK, June 10, 2009 US)

“Primal” by Robin Baker (June 4, 2009, UK)

"The Edge of the World" by Kevin J. Anderson (June 8, 2009)

“Relentless” by Dean Koontz. (June 9, 2009)

"Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd Century America” by Robert Charles Wilson. (June 9, 2009)

“Haze” by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (June 9, 2009)

“Warbreaker” by Brandon Sanderson. (June 9, 2009)

“Green” by Jay Lake. (June 9, 2009)

“Overthrowing Heaven” by Mark L. Van Name. (June 9, 2009)

“Far North” by Marcel Theroux (June 9, 2009)

“The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane” by Katherine Howe. (June 9, 2009)

“Johannes Cabal the Necromancer” by Jonathan L. Howard. (June 11, 2009, UK)

“The Other City” by Michal Ajvaz. (1st English ed., June 11, 2009)

“Nights of Villjamur” by Mark Charan Newton. (June 12, 2009, UK)

“Fragment” by Warren Fahy. (June 16, 2009)

"The Third Sign" by Gregory Wilson (June 17 , 2009)

“Death's Head: Day Of The Damned” by David Gunn. (June 18, 2009, UK).

“Jasymn” by Alex Bell. (June 18, 2009, UK)

“Retribution Falls” by Chris Wooding. (June 18, 2009, UK)

“The Doomsday Key” by James Rollins. (June 23, 2009)

“Darkest Hour” by Mark Chadbourn. (June 23, 2009, 1st US Ed).

“The Demon Redcoat” by C.C. Finlay. (June 23, 2009)

“White Is for Witching” by Helen Oyeyemi. (June 23, 2009)

“Naamah’s Kiss” by Jacqueline Carey. (June 24, 2009)

“Everything Matters!” by Ron Currie Jr. (June 25, 2009)

"Dragonseed: A Novel of Dragon Age" by James Maxey (June 30th, 2009)

“The New Space Opera 2” by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan. (June 30, 2009)

“Witches Incorporated” by K.E. Mills. (June 30, 2009)


Calibandar said...

Thanks for the list guys, some interesting titles here.

Liviu said...

No problem :)

My goal in the spotlight is to have books that at least one of us here (including Robert) loves, looks forward to, believes he/she will love...

No meh books, books to be mentioned just because...

I have quite a few titles there that are big highlights for me, some that I thought I would love but did not...

Of "new for me" the one I am most looking forward to is Johannes Cabal, while I would give a try to Far North, Library Shadows and Everything Matters.

I have arcs of Relentless, Fragment and Third Sign and none was for me

Of "authors known by me",

I plan reviews of Nights (up), Angels' Game (tbd, read in Spanish, excellent), Best Served (tbd), Jasmyn (tbd), Overthrowing Heaven (read, tbd), Julian (done, tbp), Edge of the World (almost done, tbp), Death's Head 3 (read, tbd), Naamah's Kiss (tbd), NSO2 (tbd either by me or by Fabio or by both), Green (maybe), The Other City (maybe), while Witches Inc and Retribution Falls are books I will check out, but do not expect to do a full review

The Mad Hatter said...

Just got my copy of Best Served Cold and Warbreaker at BEA. Now I have to get my hands on Green and Julian Comstock. And of Course The Angel's Game.

ediFanoB said...

I appreciate Spotlight.

I live in Germany and ordered my copy of NIGHTS OF VILLJAMUR by Mark Caran Newton at To my surprise I received the book on 30th of May!! Read 120 pages so far and I really like it.

Liviu said...

to: The Mad Hatter

Hopefully someone here will review Warbreaker and I also hope Green will be the first Jay Lake novel I love - I like a lot of his short fiction and I loved the short story on which this one is based, but did not like Mainspring or Escapement.

to: ediFanoB:

I am happy you are enjoying Nights


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