Category Archives: Memes

Waiting on Wednesday – All About Emily

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

All About Emily

Connie Willis

Publication Date: December 28

This novelette is being published in a limited print run by Subterranean Press in December; no cover image is available yet. Connie Willis is one of my must-read authors, so I am looking forward to this. Here’s what she says about it on her Web site:

I finished my story, which is called “All About Emily,” and which is about a robot who wants to be a Rockette.  It’s going to be in the December issue of Asimov’s and then Subterranean Press is bringing out a special limited edition, like they have with Inside Job and D.A.  I loved writing this story because it gave me an excuse to do all this research about the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall, which came this close to being torn down.  But not all stories have unhappy endings, even in real life, something I find I need to remind myself of now and then.

Waiting on Wednesday – Pirate King

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:


Pirate King

Laurie R. King

Publication Date: September 6

I’m looking forward to Pirate King (Random House, 2011), the latest absorbing novel from Laurie R. King.
Pirate King
is the 11th book in the series of novels (starting with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice) that have the young bluestocking Mary Russell living and working alongside the daunting Sherlock Holmes. An unusually well-educated female of the day, Mary Russell has daunting talents of her own when it comes to detection, as well as a facility with languages and logic that make her an, if not quite equal, partner in solving cases, a close facsimile thereof.
The books in this series touch on international politics, history, philosophy, religion, and other weighty issues, with the elements of historical fiction outweighing the mystery elements. They may not appeal to Sherlock Holmes purists, or to those who like their mysteries straight up.

Waiting on Wednesday — The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:


The Leftovers

Tom Perrotta

Publication Date: August 30

Some writers write with such easy humor and fond understanding of their characters, however absurdly they’re behaving, that I’m willing to follow those writers wherever their muse takes them. Tom Perrotta is one of those writers. If he wants to write about what happens when 100 members of a community disappear in what seems to be some type of Rapture event, then I want to read about it.