Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming books. This week we're featuring picks chosen by SQT and Jim.

SQT's can't wait to read selection is:

The Six-Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher
Tor Books
368 pages

Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies Golgotha, a cattle town that hides more than its share of unnatural secrets. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker’s wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone’s business, may know more about the town’s true origins than he’s letting on.

A haven for the blessed and the damned, Golgotha has known many strange events, but nothing like the primordial darkness stirring in the abandoned silver mine overlooking the town. Bleeding midnight, an ancient evil is spilling into the world, and unless the sheriff and his posse can saddle up in time, Golgotha will have seen its last dawn…and so will all of Creation.

Praise for The Six-Gun Tarot

“Against the backdrop of Chinese and Mormon mythology and the Civil War, with a bit of Frankenstein for color, the mix of theology, frontier justice, and zombies is merely cover for an intense and irreverent exploration of good, evil, and free will.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A jaw-dropping first novel that explodes across genre lines. Wild, gritty, insanely inventive and a hell of a lot of fun!”
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Dust & Decay andAssassin’s Code

“A steampunk'd romp through a Mythic West drenched in blood and magic.”
—Rosemary Edghill, coauthor of The Shadow of Albion

“If you want to see what Weird Westerns are all about, there’s no better place to start than The Six-Gun Tarot.”
—Mike Resnick, award-wining author of Santiago

The early reviews are what really caught my attention here (especially the one from Publisher's Weekly). It sounds very Wild West steampunk and that's always a good thing.

Jim's can't wait to read selection is:

Mecha Rogue by Brett Patton
Publisher: Roc
Date: December 4, 2012
Pages: 368

Matt Lowell is the hottest new recruit in the Universal Union’s select group of pilots. Their job—control the supremely powerful biochemical robotic avatars known as Mecha. Now, the Prime of Universal Union herself has offered him an unprecedented opportunity: return to Earth to train a new elite force for a covert mission that’s imperative to the future of the Union.

When he and his team embark on their mission—on a border world that may be a target for the anarchical Corsairs—Matt finds that everything is not as it seems. The world is home to a dark secret that underlies the very foundation of the Union itself, and suddenly Matt doesn’t know which side he and his mighty Mecha should be fighting for—or against.

This is the second book in this series, and I have the first waiting on my TBR pile. It's got that giant robot/Robotech vibe which I just love - so I know I'll be reading it eventually.


biochemguy said...

I hadn't heard of these before so thank you for selecting them! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

Bob Milne said...

Hmmm. Six Gun Tarot sounded interesting, but completely lost me with the reference to "Chinese and Mormon mythology." Mecha Rogue sounds great - gotta agree on the whole Robotech vibe.

Here's my WOW

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your picks.


Martina Koleva said...

I haven't heard about either one but I hope you enjoy them when you get the chance to read them. Nice picks!
Come check out my WOW post.

SQT said...

@Bob- I noticed the Chinese/Mormon thing too, but now I'm just curious to see how that plays out. I have a review copy and I think I'm going to read it soon.

Amy said...

I love the cover of the first book it looks really interesting. Nice pick :D
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