So Gollancz had a massive sale on their ebooks over the weekend as part of their whole Gollanczfest thing and I ended up buying a whole bunch of books for 99p each. I should point out that I have a rule where I don’t pay more than £2 for a Kindle book so I have a habit of going a bit mad when these sorts of things pop up. But anyway here are the books I got.
Obelisk by Stephen Baxter. I’ve been slowly working my way through Stephen Baxter’s books and I’ve been really enjoying them. This is a series of short stories set in the Proxima and Ultima universe so I think I’ll have to read them first but I’m still looking forward to reading this.
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough. I actually met Sarah Pinborough at Gollanczfest last year and bought one of her books (which I haven’t actually read yet). But I’ve read the first chapter of this and it seems interesting. I mean it starts with a dog walker finding a dead body and thats always an interesting way to start a story. Right?
Roboteer by Alex Lamb. I’m sure this author was at Gollanczfest last year and something about the name of this book put me off it. I don’t know why buy Roboteer makes me think of steampunk not hard science fiction. Oh well I have it now and I’m gonna read it.
Heart of Granite by James Barclay. I came across this book a number of times on Netgalley and I really wanted to request because I liked the cover. And I didn’t request it for that exact reason. And now I’ve bought it and read a little and it’s about dragons and yeah, the bit I’ve read so far is actually pretty good.
Glorious Angels by Justina Robson. I’m gonna be honest I bought this book because I thought it was City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. No idea how I ever thought that, the covers aren’t even similar. So yeah I bought a book and I don’t think I can get a refund.
Pinion by Elizabeth Bear. This book is set in space and has apparently got something to do with angels and I just thought that sounded really interesting. Also apparently this was originally published in the 2007 under a different name so thats confusing.
Barricade by Jon Wallace. This is another book I saw on Netgalley and liked the cover. But it turns out this is a road trip book with robots. And the beginning is set in Edinburgh which is really funny.
Synners by Pat Cadigan. Haven’t heard anything about this book before. I mostly bought it because it’s in the sci-fi Masterworks series and that must mean its good or something.
Blue Remembered Earth by Alastair Reynolds. I’ve been wanting to read Alastair Reynolds’ books for so long and I have to admit, though it helped that this was 99p, I mostly bought it because I liked the cover. Though I have actually started reading it and I am enjoying it. I really need to stop buying books just because of the cover.
I actually went to Gollanczfest last year and wrote a blog post about it here if you want to check that out too.