UK Books Column - March 2007
by John Berlyne
Date: 01 March 2007 /
Welcome to this months UK Books Column. We've done a little early spring cleaning around here, and this slightly new look for the column is the result. The first improvement is this - my opportunity to wax lyrical on all the titles we've received here at SFRevu Towers (UK) - and in fact it has been a bumper month, due to the Christmas backlog finally arriving. As with everywhere, our publishers slow down a little in late December and take a well deserved rest - which can mean review copies for December and January go out a little late. Consequently, this months listings include a fair number of titles that have been in bookstores for some weeks.
Additionally, you'll see listings for quite a number of proof copies of forthcoming titles - many of which I'll be reviewing over the coming editions of SFRevu.
This month author Juliet McKenna reviews two titles for us - Grave Sight, the start of a new series by Charlaine Harris, and Dante's Girl, a rather good supernatural-vampire-thriller-with-a-strong-female-protagonist by Natasha Rhodes which is one of the launch title from new publisher Solaris. My humble offering in review terms is also without doubt my top pick for the month - Joe Abercrombie's Before They Are Hanged - fantastic fantasy fare that you don't want to miss.
Until next month... _____________________________________________________________________