GEEK’s Monthly Book Drop – December 2013

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December brings a smaller crop of new science fiction and fantasy novels, but there is still a good handful of interesting looking books to look through, or get as gifts for someone who reads a lot.

Here’s what’s being released this month:

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Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

Ben Bova

What it’s about: A businessman hatches a plan to get a group of billionaires together to make the trip out to Mars.

Why you should buy it: Bova’s already written a number of good books about Mars, and this one looks like a modern take on what’s required to get to the red planet: money.

Release date: 12/3/2013


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A Dance of Mirrors GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

David Dalglish

What it’s about: The followup to A Dance of Daggers and A Dance of Cloaks finds a war between thieves and assassins renewing after a brutal murder.

Why you should buy it: Grimdark fantasy is pretty popular at the moment, and this book looks to continue the series.

Release date: 12/3/2013


malice GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

Malice GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

John Gwynne

What it’s about: The world is broken, and four heroes must navigate through troubled times to protect their kingdom.

Why you should buy it: Advance word on this looks promising. Plus, it’s a new epic fantasy tome to help bide your time on vacation.

Release date: 12/3/2013


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Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013 

Jacqueline Koyanagi

What it’s about: Alana Quick is one of the best repair women around, and stows away on the Tangled Axon, which proves to be a very strange ship. While on board, she has to find out why someone’s after her sister.

Why you should buy it: This book’s been available as an eBook for a couple of months, and we’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

Release date: 12/3/2013


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Dragon’s Teeth GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

Mercedes Lackey

What it’s about: New collection of short fiction from Mercedes Lackey.

Why you should buy it: Lackey’s a big name in the fantasy world, and this book contains some previously uncollected stories.

Release date: 12/3/2013


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Dangerous Women GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013 

Edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

What it’s about: A huge volume of short fiction edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois on women in science fiction / fantasy.

Why you should buy it: Just look at the list of authors: Diana Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Lev Grossman, George R. R. Martin, S.M. Stirling and more.

Release date: 12/3/2013


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Something More Than Night GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

Ian Tregillis

What it’s about: Inspired by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler mysteries, someone has killed the Archangel Gabriel, and a huge plot is afoot in Heaven. Bayliss, a cynical angel, has modeled himself after Philip Marlowe, narrates the tale in period-style.

Why you should buy it: Noir angels? Sold. Tregillis has written some fantastic novels thus far, and this one looks to be on par.

Release date: 12/3/2013


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The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

Vandana Singh

What it’s about: A collection of fiction from Vandana Singh.

Why you should buy it: Singh is a fantastic SF author, and while this book’s been out before, it’s being published for the first time in the US.

Release date: 12/15/2013


strykers GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

Strykers GEEKs Monthly Book Drop  December 2013

K. M. Ruiz

What it’s about: Centuries after a nuclear war devastates planet Earth, humanity fights over the remains while the rich and powerful attempt to flee to another planet. Threnody Corwin finds himself in the middle of a war, with awesome new powers that have the potential to reshape the planet.

Why you should buy it: This looks like a really interesting tale with an acute political message behind it.

Release date: 12/24/2013


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Chuck Wendig

What it’s about: The third novel in Wengid’s fantastic Miriam Blackbird trilogy. Miriam’s on the road again, seeing how people die. She doesn’t expect to see her name written in someone else’s blood, however.

Why you should buy it: Blackbird and Mockingbird were fantastic.

Release date: 12/31/2013


Which one do you want to read the most?

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