New Books New Books New Books

timesalvagerJust released in hardcover is Wesley Chu’s newest, Time Salvager (Tor Books, July 2015), featuring a convicted criminal and addict for a hero, time travel, and human colonization of the outer planets of the Solar System.

Chu’s last book was The Lives of Tao, which I keep meaning to read, but I haven’t quite excavated my TBR pile to that point. Also, Chu wrote two sequels to Lives…, Deaths… and Rebirths…, which means that I might have to read three books, not just one, so I’m grateful that Time Salvager is a stand-alone. For now. Wesley Chu was shortlisted for the 2014 John W. Campbell Best New Writer Award.

apexAlso out now is book three of Ramez Naam’s Nexus Trilogy, Apex (Angry Robot, May 2015). Reviews of all three books are stellar, while noting “rookie mistakes,” especially in book one. These are also in my TBR pile, which currently eclipses the sun.

Naam is a professional technologist, a writer who is also creating the sort of future he writes about. His non-fiction book More Than Human won the H.G. Wells Award, and he was nominated for the Kitscie Award for Best Debut, the Prometheus Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He was a 2014 nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

Both Mr Chu and Mr Naam will be appearing at Elliott Bay Book Co. this evening at 7:00PM, if you are in the Seattle area.

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