Top 10 Tuesday | New-to-me Authors for 2019

Top 10 Tuesday | New-to-me Authors for 2019

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

As I already did a little 2018 new-to-me authors section in my ‘best of 2018’ post, I thought it would be cool to look ahead at new-to-me authors that I’ll be reading in 2019. I loved discovering new authors last year and many of their books became my favourite books of 2018 so I’m looking forward to seeing what new-to-me authors 2019 brings me.

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State of the ARC #5 | The Last ARCs of 2018

State-of-the-ARC

State of the ARC is a monthly meme at Avalinah’s Books meant to motivate you to finish up all your long overdue ARCs (Advanced or Early Reader Copies).

Usually I don’t post my State of the ARC until the beginning of each month, but after seeing Evalina’s last State of the ARC of 2018 and shared with us all the new bingo sheet for 2019 I couldn’t believe I hadn’t planned to do a State of the ARC wrap-up! Instead of the review I had planned to write today (which definitely has nothing to do with the fact I didn’t get round to writing it…), I’ve decided to post my next State of the ARC a few days early and combine it with a little recap of my 2018 ARCs.

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Cover Reveal | New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl

Cover Reveal | New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl

‘THERE’S NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, BUT THERE ARE NEW SUNS’
Octavia E. Butler

New Suns Cover

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color edited by Nisi Shawl
Genre: Fantasy | Science Fiction
Length: 384 pages
Published: 12th March 2019 by Solaris
Purchase: Amazon | Solaris
Editor: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book’s covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and clichés, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius.
Unexpected brilliance shines forth from every page.

I am absolutely thrilled to take part in the cover reveal for an incredible new anthology, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color. Edited by the brilliant Nisi Shawl, author of Everfair, New Suns showcases both emerging and seasoned writers telling stories that are filled with shocking delights and powerful visions of the familiar made strange.

There is an array of stories on show in this anthology which journey across science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all of the less traveled places in between, places which free authors of stereotypes and clichéd expectations so that they can deliver dazzling new tales which will shine through as new suns on our literary horizons.

Some of the outstanding stories which you can look forward to include Blood and Bells by Karin Lowachee, The Fine Print by Chinelo Onwualu, The Shadow We Cast Through Time by Indrapramit Das, and Harvest by Rebecca Roanhorse. The anthology is introduced by the prolific actor and director LeVar Burton who played Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Nisi Shawl brings the collection to a close with her afterword.

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I am over the moon about the announcement of such a fantastic anthology and am completely in love with the beautiful cover, designed by Yoshi Yoshitani. Over the past few months I’ve been fortunate enough to read some incredible anthologies, such as The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin, and am very excited about delving into the radiant stories in New Suns.


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