Geek’s Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

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Done with February's books yet? March is just about here, and with it, another stack of books for the pile. Here's what's coming up next month:


frost burned Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Frost Burned, Patricia Briggs

What it’s about: Mercy Thompson is back in Brigg’s 7th installment of her series. Now part of a local werewolf pack, Thompson finds herself having a bit of a normal life for once. When the rest of the pack is abducted, she finds herself in the midst of a plot as werewolves everywhere fight to gain acceptance in the general public. Thompson’s forced to go to great lengths to get help to save her loved ones.
Why you should get it: Brigg’s series is a fairly popular urban fantasy series, and this latest novel looks like it’ll be a fun read.
Release date: 3/5/2013


shadow of freedom Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Shadow of Freedom, David Weber

What it’s about: The latest novel in the Honor Harrington series, Weber pits Michelle Henke against her most dangerous threat yet: unrest. In command of the Royal Manticoran Navy as the Mobius Liberation Front begins to splinter and fragment.
Why you should get it: Weber’s Harrington series is one of the major classics of military science fiction / space opera, and this new installment continues on the tradition.
Release date: 3/5/2013


dark legacy of shannara Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Terry Brooks

What it’s about: The second book in Brooks’ Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, an elven druid assembles a quest to uncover the long lost Elfstones before they can be used for evil. The party finds itself split between worlds, facing incredible danger from all sides.
Why you should get it: Brooks has returned to his Shannara universe, and this second novel apparently ratchets up the tension in preparation for the final book in the trilogy, due out later this year.
Release date: 3/12/2013


sister mine Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson

What it’s about: Makeda is the only member of her family without magic. When her father goes missing, she needs to reconcile with her estranged, once conjoined sister, Abby, in order to locate him.
Why you should read it: Hopkinson is a fantastic Jamaican/Canadian author who’s written some really fantastic novels in the recent past. This book looks to be a particularly strange and fantastic read.
Release date: 3/12/2013


sugar frosted nutsack Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

The Sugar Frosted Nutsack: A Novel, Mark Leyner

What it’s about: Gods live in the upper floors of the tallest building in Dubai. Since their inception 14 billion years ago, they’ve caused problems for humanity. Now, they’ve split into squabbling factions, targeting Ike Karton, an unemployed butcher in New Jersey.
Why you should read it: This book looks to be nuts, with a crazy take on mythology. It’s high up on our list.
Release date: 3/12/2013


shattered pillars Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Shattered Pillars, Elizabeth Bear

What it’s about: The first novel in The Eternal Sky trilogy, Range of Ghosts takes place in the Asian Steppes, and this follow-up brings Re-Temur against a dark force set to take over the known world.
Why you should get itRange of Ghosts was highly lauded by critics who’ve cited her deep and excellent world building. Bear’s a rising author in the field and it looks as though this book looks like it’s going to be just as good.
Release date: 3/19/2013


halo silentium Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Halo: Silentium, Greg Bear

What it’s about: The last installment of Bear’s Forerunner trilogy finds the Forerunners under siege by the Flood – a parasitic race that threatens the entire existence of life in the galaxy. A great evil looms as the Librarian and the Ur-Didact delve into the history of the Precursors, and they’re forced to take drastic measures to save them all.
Why you should get it: Bear’s trilogy has gone deep into the Halo franchise’s roots, and his novels have helped to tell the back-story that has shaped the stories of the games.
Release date: 3/19/2013


quintessence Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Quintessence, David Walton

What it’s about: The age of exploration is in full swing. Alchemist Christopher Sinclair has a ship, and he’s on a quest to find quintessence, a mythical substance that he believes will grant him immortality. At the edges of the world, magic is very powerful indeed.
Why you should get it: This looks to be a fun adventure story, mixing alternative history with fantasy. It’ll be nice to read something from this era that’s not about pirates.
Release date: 3/19/2013


the age atomic Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

The Age Atomic, Adam Christopher

What it’s about: The alternative worlds of Empire State and New York City find themselves separated, causing problems in each world. Empire State experiences a deep freeze while New York finds itself in unknown political straits while a new threat looms over both worlds.
Why you should get it: Adam Christopher’s first novel, Empire State was fun, retro story. This one looks to be just as interesting.
Release date: 3/26/2013


angelopolis Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Angelopolis, Danielle Trussoni

What it’s about: The follow-up to Trussoni’s AngelologyAngelopolis picks up ten years after the events of the last novel. Verlaine, now a angel hunter for the Society of Angelology abruptly comes across Evangeline, who is abducted and throws everything which Verlaine believes into question.
Why you should read itAngelology was well received, and it looks as though this sequel will be an impressive continuation of the story, with some new twists.
Release date: 3/26/2013


red planet blues Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Red Planet Blues, Robert J. Sawyer

What it’s about: Forty years ago, two paleontologists were murdered in New Klondike, Mars, after they began a gold rush with the discovery of Martian fossils. Now, the only private eye in the town has uncovered some evidence that might lead to their killer’s identities, as well as a treasure trove of fossils.
Why you should read it: Sawyer’s known for his fast-paced novels, and the stories upon which this novel have been written have already come highly praised: they’ve been nominated for the prestigious Nebula and Hugo Awards. Plus, it’s a noir mystery set on Mars.
Release date: 3/26/2013


wreck of the river of stars Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

The Wreck of the River of Stars, Michael Flynn

What it’s about: The solar sailing ships and their crews once held the highest status in the solar system. With fusion drives came major changes, and the River of Stars, once the greatest ship crewed by humanity, has become a tramp freighter. When disaster strikes, the crew must fall back on old ways to survive.
Why you should read it: Flynn’s recently made waves with his last series, the four books of the Firestar sequence. This one looks to be just as good, if not better.
Release date: 3/26/2013


books cover not available Geeks Monthly Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Drop – March 2013

Dune, Frank Herbert

What it’s about: The famed SF novel set on the planet Arakis follows Paul Atreides as he avenges his family.
Why you should buy it: this book isn’t new; a renowned classic of science fiction, it’s worth reading over and over. It’s being released as a Barnes and Noble Leather bound classic, a new edition that’ll look fantastic on the shelf.
Release date: 3/29/2013

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