Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Release Tuesday in the Realms of SciFi and Fantasy

Okay - I can see now my Christmas wish list is going to be ridiculously long with suggestions like these:

Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett (Author)

I love Terry Pratchett’s work and can’t wait for this one!

Product Description
The wizards at Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University are renowned for many things—wisdom, magic, and their love of teatime—but athletics is most assuredly not on the list. And so when Lord Ventinari, the city's benevolent tyrant, strongly suggests to Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully that the university revive an erstwhile tradition and once again put forth a football team composed of faculty, students, and staff, the wizards of UU find themselves in a quandary. To begin with, they have to figure out just what it is that makes this sport—soccer with a bit of rugby thrown in—so popular with Ankh-Morporkians of all ages and social strata. Then they have to learn how to play it. Oh, and on top of that, they must win a football match without using magic.

Meanwhile, Trev (a handsome street urchin and a right good kicker) falls hard for kitchen maid Juliet (beautiful, dim, and perhaps the greatest fashion model there ever was), and Juliet's best pal, UU night cook Glenda (homely, sensible, and a baker of jolly good pies) befriends the mysterious Mr. Nutt (about whom no one knows very much, including Mr. Nutt, which is worrisome . . .). As the big match approaches, these four lives are entangled and changed forever. Because the thing about football—the most important thing about football­—is that it is never just about football.

Marvel 1602 Premiere HC by Neil Gaiman (Author), Andy Kubert (Author

Marvel Universe and Neil Gaiman – what a perfect combination!

Product Description:
Neil Gaiman's vision of the Marvel Universe in the year 1602! The year is 1602, and strange things are stirring in England. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, court magician Dr. Stephen Strange senses that the bizarre weather plaguing the skies above is not of natural origin. Her majesty's premier spy, Sir Nicholas Fury, fends off an assassination attempt on the Queen by winged warriors rumored to be in service to a mad despot named Doom. News is spreading of "witchbreed" sightings - young men bearing fantastic superhuman powers and abilities. And in the center of the rising chaos is Virginia Dare, a young girl newly arrived from the New World, guarded by a towering Indian warrior. Can Fury and his allies find a connection to these unusual happenings before the whole world ends? Collects Marvel 1602 #1-8.
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Marvin D Wilson said...

Hey these both sound very good. Thanks for the heads-up, Nancy. :)

The Old Silly

N A Sharpe said...

Hi Marvin - I like both of these too! Lots of great reading ahead! Thanks for stopping by

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I wonder if I could buy a bookstore and have all these at my fingertips. Maybe I'll ask Santa.




N A Sharpe said...

LOL, when I was little that's what I wanted when I grew up - my own bookstore filled with the most wonderful books! I love the idea of asking Santa. I sure believe, don't you...and we have been very good this year! ;)

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

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