Cover to Cover #288B: The Holidays are Coming!

DreamsongsAre you planning on getting something special for the book lovers and avid readers amongst your loved ones? How about one of the many electronic alternatives to print books, such as audio books or one of the new e-book readers... Amazon Kindle anyone? What about getting signed books as gifts? Tell us your gift-giving ideas!

Brian was giddy about GRRM's Dreamsongs collection, and Summer wonders why no one told her about the Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon series (Volume XI currently out).

Review: Natalie from Northeast PA gives us a review of Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, using this as her first foray into the Known Space series.

Can you do an audio book review no longer than 3 minutes? Here's what we're looking for:

  • Book title, author, publisher, cost
  • Must have been published within the past calendar year
  • Why did you like the book?
  • What about the book will you remember a year from now?
  • Why do you want to recommend this book to other potential readers?

The Library: This week, Michael, Summer and Brian tackle the new books: Princes of the Golden Cage by Nathalie Mallet; Dark Fever by Karen Marie Moning; Patron of Saint of Plagues by Barth Anderson; Queen Ferris by S. C. Butler; The Metatemporal Detective by Michael Moorcock; The Starry Rift edited by Jonathan Strahan.

Don't forget, you can also comment on books listed in The Library... look through the listings and feel free to post your thoughts and comments there.

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know!

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  1. Hey guys!

    Just wanted to let you know that is one of the sites where you can order and pre-order signed books by particular authors.

    Also, anyone interested in signed Neil Gaiman books can find them at

    Thanks for a great show, as usual!

  2. Summer - re: Dark Fever. Those Celtic names look impossible to pronounce when you see them written, but in your review for Dark Fever, you called the heroine a Sidhe hunter - right word, but it's pronounced SHEE not SID. I am Scots, but had no idea how to pronounce that word for many years. I'm reading a great book on celtic mythology full of unpronounceable names, but founds something interesting - the sidh (or fairy or fae) were originally Celtic gods. They were reduced to fairies by Christianity trying to sweep away paganism. Talk about downsizing!