Saturday, November 26, 2011

Notable New Book Releases [Nov. 20 - Nov. 26]

These are the new releases that caught my eye this week. What did I miss? Be sure to tell me what books you were excited about this week!

Shock Totem 2 - Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted edited by K. Allen Wood
Publication Date [Kindle]: November 20, 2011

[Lots of great Shock Totem news. All 4 issues of Shock Totem are now out on Kindle. Issue #1 has been reduced to $.99. Issue #2 has been released at $.99! Issues #3 and #4 are out now, too, at $1.99. I'm in the middle of issue #4, but I can already tell you it's worth grabbing. I hear a rumor that Lee Thompson's awesome Beneath the Weeping Willow has been recommended for a Bram Stoker. Oh! I should also mention the Shock Totem Holiday Edition was released last week for only $.99, too! Lots of awesome reading on the cheap!]

The long-awaited second issue of Shock Totem features new fiction from David Jack Bell, Cate Gardner, Vincent Pendergast, Leslianne Wilder, and others. Also includes nonfiction from Mercedes M. Yardley, a conversation with James Newman, reviews, and more. 

20 Years Later by Emma Newman
Publication Date: November 22, 2011

[It's hard for me to pass up a YA post-apocalyptic read.]

LONDON, 2012: It arrives and with that the world is changed into an unending graveyard littered with the bones, wreckage, and memories of a dead past, gone forever.LONDON, 2032: Twenty years later, out of the ashes, a new world begins to rise, a place ruled by both loyalty and fear, and where the quest to be the first to regain lost knowledge is an ongoing battle for power. A place where laws are made and enforced by roving gangs-the Bloomsbury Boys, the Gardners, the Red Lady's Gang-who rule the streets and will do anything to protect their own.THE FOUR: Zane, Titus, Erin, Eve. Living in this new world, they discover that they have abilities never before seen. And little do they know that as they search post-apocalyptic London for Titus' kidnapped sister that they'll uncover the secret of It, and bring about a reckoning with the forces that almost destroyed all of humanity.

Micro: A Novel by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
Publication Date: November 22, 2011

[The partial manuscript for Micro was discovered after Crichton's death. Micro has since been completed by Richard Preston (writer of The Hot Zone).]

In Jurassic Park, he created a terrifying new world. Now, in Micro, Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore.

In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye.

In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.

But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion. Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

Kill Them All (Dead Man #6) by Harry Shannon
Publication Date: November 22, 2011

[I have got to start reading these instead of just buying them!]

Matt Cahill was an ordinary man leading a simple life until a shocking accident changed everything. Now he can see a nightmarish netherworld that exists within our own. Now he's on a dangerous quest for the answers to who he is and what he has become...and engaged in an epic battle to save us, and his soul, from the clutches of pure evil.

When Matt wanders into a struggling Nevada tourist trap recreation of an "old west" town, he's unaware that he’s being trailed by a Special Ops team of professional mercenaries hired by a University desperate to unlock the secret behind his resurrection...and that he's put everyone around him in dire jeopardy. The mercenaries have no intention of letting Matt escape...or letting any witnesses survive. Matt finds himself in a deadly bind. Somehow he must rally the peaceful citizens into defending themselves against the sadistic, well-armed mercenaries… or sacrifice himself to save them from certain death.


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  1. Hmm, 20 years later might be interesting. But I'm sure I'll get them all mixed up - 7 days later, 28 days later, 20 years later...

  2. Haha, JEM, really. I'm going to have to look up 7 days later.

    Thanks, Andrew!

  3. Thanks, Jennifer! I love your excitement! Hope you're doing great, bud!


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