Out of Synch
By Cheryl Morgan
Top of the list this month has to be the fact that UK readers finally get a chance to buy Margo Lanagan’s Black Juice from bookstores. It features a new story not included in the US edition. Thank you, Gollancz!
Still with Australians, Orbit have published Scott Westerfeld’s Risen Empire as a single volume, which means that UK readers do not get to the end of Part I and find it ends with a major battle about to start and months to wait before the next book is out.
Gollancz are cashing in the success of Dan Simmons latest work by reissuing his previous work with covers that make them look like part of the Ilium/Olympos series. UK readers who haven’t read the Hyperion and Endymion books should snap them up, especially Hyperion itself.
The only US novel making it into this column this month is Steph Swainston’s No Present Like Time. The sequel to The Year of Our War will soon be available from Eos.
But, dear readers, don’t forget novellas. Night Shade’s edition of Steven Erikson’s hilarious The Healthy Dead is now in the shops. Don’t miss it, especially if you live in California. Remember, exercise can be bad for you.