Sunday, September 30, 2007

New October releases

Sorry for the silence over the past week. I had some personal issues come up that pretty much consumed all my free time, but now I hope to continue blogging regularly. There are still plenty of books to review.

There also are three titles coming out this month that should satisfy anyone looking for paleo-fiction. The first, The Sky People by S.M. Stirling, has actually been out for a while but it is now coming out in paperback. The novel is set in an alternate timeline where Venus has been terraformed by aliens and turned into a preserve for Earth's prehistoric species. The Sky People is meant to be a homage to the pulp sci-fi of yesteryear, and it looks fun. You can read more about the title on the publisher's web site. The paperback should be out in bookstores on Oct. 2.

Next up is the comic Neozoic, which is set in a world where the asteroid (or comet) that killed off the dinosaurs missed. Dinosaurs and mammals have evolved side-by-side in an uneasy co-existence. You can read a preview of the comic here and my review here.

Last up is Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara, which was recently reviewed on this site. No need to go into any great detail about this title, since I just finished a Dinotopia week.

It is pretty unusual for so many works of paleo-fiction to be released at the same time, so enjoy it while it lasts.

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