In my mailbox: October 2nd

Here is my book-haul for this week.

I want to thank the people at Pyr, Weiser Books (The Witches’ Almanac), and New Page Books for the free review copies. I really do appreciate it, you guys are awesome.

Webcam1We are no longer just looking at strange flying objects in the
skies; now we are beginning to interact with the actual pilots, crew, and passengers!

Do aliens exist? In 2013, one poll showed that nearly half of all Americans (48 percent) believe UFOs may be a sign of extraterrestrial visitation; another found that 10 percent of Americans claim to have actually witnessed an actual UFO; and yet another showed that 2.9 million Americans believe they had actually been abducted by aliens.

If aliens exist and are visiting us, we need to talk!

Who will speak to them on behalf of planet Earth? Who can translate their intentions—good or evil—toward the human race? How can we learn about their advanced technologies? Can aliens speak human languages?

These and even more fascinating questions are all addressed in How to Talk to an Alien.

The Witches’ Almanac (2016-2017)

Webcam2The theme of Issue 35 (Spring 2016—Spring 2017) is Air: The Breath of Life, and among our lineup of obscurities is The Zodiac and Cell Salts, Sidonia Von Bork, Sorceress, Deosil and Widdershins — Celestial power from the Sun’s path, The Nine Elements and Sonics and the Magic of Sound.

Rising Tide

Ben Gold sacrificed his ship in an effort to prevent pirates from attacking the hidden city of Tamoanchan. Now Malik, an old friend turned enemy, has captured Ben and Miranda—the scientist Ben loves. With Miranda held hostage, Ben has to do Malik’s dirty work.

Miranda has plans of her own, though. She has developed a test for the virus that turned most of the population into little more than beasts called Ferals two generations ago. She needs Ben’s help to rescue a group of her colleagues to perfect the test—but first they must rescue themselves.

When a terrible new disease starts spreading across Tamoanchan and people start dying, it seems there’s something more sinister afoot. Then an old enemy attacks. Can Ben fight off the invaders? And will it be in time to save anyone from the disease?



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