Monday Fun Day! (9/17/2012 Edition)
Happy Monday, librarian buddies!
I'm back from my mini-vacation to the West Coast (photo on the right from Seattle's Chihuly museum) and I'm so ready to talk about Fall titles.
- You're invited to the AAP's annual Librarians' Sneak Peek Book Preview on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at Random House in NYC! See the official invitation for more details and a reservation link (RSVP by October 5th).
- Two very different novels of ours made Kirkus Reviews' list of 10 Must-Read September Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books:
JANE: THE WOMAN WHO LOVED TARZAN by Robin Maxwell
"In this centennial celebration of Edgar Rice Burroughs' original TARZAN story, Maxwell retells the classic from the perspective of Jane Porter. [...] JANE is the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman and authorized by the Burroughs estate."
THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS by Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross
"What do you get when you cross the tech-savvy minds of Doctorow and Stross? You get the mind-warping, near-future THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS, where a group of humans known as the Tech Jury Service are tasked with assessing whether new, possibly disruptive inventions should be released to the general public."
See their full SF/F recommendation list here. Also, there's a #TorChat on Twitter this Wednesday at 4pm Eastern. Moderator @pnh will be chatting with Cory @doctorow and Charlie Stross @cstross! Details here.
- We updated our Man Booker Prize shortlist post to include SWIMMING HOME by Deborah Levy which will be published in the U.S. by Bloomsbury USA in October! We also added links to MediaBistro's Man Booker Prize longlist excerpt "playlist" and downloadable posters for libraries.
- And finally: ARCTIC FOX PUP!
Have a fantastic week!