The Shelf of Shame is out of control. I have all these cool new books to read that I planned to write about and, well, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I can’t decide.
Then it dawned on me– YOU can decide.
Here are the contenders:
1. The Michael Moorcock Library. Titan Books is doing wonderful hardcover reprints of a bunch of Moorcock fantasy comics adapted from his novels, featuring Roy Thomas, Michael Gilbert, Howard Chaykin, and P. Craig Russell.
2. Lyndsay Faye. My current favorite Sherlock pastiche author.
But that’s not ALL she does. I recently acquired her novel Jane Steele, which re-imagines Jane Eyre as a serial murderer.
3. The latest offerings from Hard Case Crime. The folks at Hard Case are very good about keeping me supplied with advance copies of stuff.
To the point where, well, they’re kind of piling up on me. I was going to cover them all in one column but other deadlines have conspired to force me to put it off; I haven’t been able to even read the damn things yet. But if you like I will move them to the top of the stack.
4. Late To The Party. Books other people have talked about for years that I just haven’t gotten around to acquiring until very recently.
I’ve scooped up a few of these over the last couple of months and I was thinking of putting them all in one column.
5. Big Honkin’ Anthologies. I have a weakness for these, especially the ones that have some sort of theme.
I’ve acquired several older ones built around various genre tropes that I bet folks here would be interested in hearing about.
6. I Feel Dirty. Books that I feel a strong moral objection to….
…but still kinda like.
There you go. Pick ONE and tell me in the comments which you would prefer. Feel free to elaborate on why but that’s not necessary.
And I’ll be back next week with the winner.