2015-05: May in review

This post lists Dark Matter Zine‘s May posts: items received, news, interviews, guest blogs, reviews… categories of posts are grouped together with individual links to help you find all the things.

Items received

items received for May

Items received during the month of May (mostly the last week or so; I think publishers took too much notice of me saying “I’ll have more time during the mid-year break”.)

  • 7 Days by Eve Ainsworth — YA
  • Convergence by David Henley — 3rd and final portion of the Hunt for Pierre Jnr
  • Darkling Child (Defenders of Shannara) by Terry Brooks — fantasy
  • Day Shift by Charlaine Harris — the sequel to Midnight Crossroads
  • Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir — interracial fantasy
  • Half a War by Joe Abercrombie — 3rd and final portion of the Shattered Sea Trilogy
  • Hexed: the Sisters of Witchdown by Michael Alan Nelson — comic made into a novel
  • In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume — a disaster story
  • Novice (Summoner book 1) by Taran Matharu — fantasy
  • Poseidon’s Wake by Alastair Reynolds — space opera at its finest
  • Seveneves by Neal Stephenson — possibly the best opener for an SF story; I’m still reading
  • Thirst by Lizzie Wilcock — YA
  • Wake by Elizabeth Knox — creepy horror according to Laini Taylor (Knox is an excellent author)
  • Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi — near-future science fiction/speculative fiction
  • Zarkora by Nicholas and Alison Lochel — successful self-published series being released by Hachette
  • The Awesomes — animated movie
News, events, articles and essays
Interviews, panels and guest blogs
Book reviews
Game review
Movie reviews
TV reviews
Art & comics