STACKING THE SHELVES, VOL. 20

sTACKING THE sHELVES

Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physically or virtually. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

This has been yet another bad week for me personally.  The flu has continued to make its way through my family with my middle son coming down with it. Couple that with no lessening of my oldest son’s athletic commitments and a rough work schedule and you perhaps can empathize with my rather gloomy outlook on life. But as always, one of the bright spots in the darkness was a few good books which I received for review.

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city of wolvesCity of Wolves by Willow Palecek

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Standalone Novella

Publisher: Tor (July 26, 2016)

Length: 96 pages

Alexander Drake, Investigator for Hire, doesn’t like working for the Nobility, and doesn’t prefer to take jobs from strange men who accost him in alleyways. A combination of hired muscle and ready silver have a way of changing a man’s mind. A lord has been killed, his body found covered in bite marks. Even worse, the late lord’s will is missing, and not everyone wants Drake to find it. Solving the case might plunge Drake into deeper danger.

Purchase the story at Amazon.

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infomocracyInfomocracy by Malka Ann Older

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Stand Alone

Publisher: Tor (June 27, 2016)

Length: 384 pages

It’s been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything’s on the line.

With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?

Purchase the book at Amazon.

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runtimeRuntime by S. B. Divya

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Stand Alone Novella

Publisher: Tor (May 17, 2016)

Author Information: TwitterWebsite

Length: 96 pages

The Minerva Sierra Challenge is a grueling spectacle, the cyborg’s Tour de France. Rich thrill-seekers with corporate sponsorships, extensive support teams, and top-of-the-line exoskeletal and internal augmentations pit themselves against the elements in a day-long race across the Sierra Nevada.

Marmeg Guinto doesn’t have funding, and she doesn’t have support. She cobbled her gear together from parts she found in rich people’s dumpsters and spent the money her mother wanted her to use for nursing school to enter the race. But the race is the only chance she has at a better life for herself and her younger brothers, and she’s ready to risk it all.

Purchase the story at Amazon.

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5 Responses to STACKING THE SHELVES, VOL. 20

  1. City of Wolves looks more than intriguing! I’m adding it to my list, thank you very much for the tip! 🙂

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  2. Sickness and a rough work schedule – boy, oh boy, can I relate. The flu has mostly made its way through our house, but I’ve got an ear infection and a pinched nerve that have tested my patience for idiots in the office this week. Fortunately, landing the new Guy Gavriel Kay perked me up immensely.

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    • Bookwraiths says:

      Sorry to hear you and your family have also dealt with sickness. It definitely has been a really bad couple of months at my house. The books do help the pain though. 🙂

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  3. Flu has been bad this season. And I had RSV last month when my kid brought it home from preschool, couldn’t stop coughing my lungs out. I got a lot of reading done during my recovery though, mostly through audiobooks because my focus as completely shot, but hey I’ll take anything I can get.

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