13 SF/F Excerpts

For those on the fence about whether or not to read a certain book, excerpts are always a nice incentive. Here are extracts of 13 different science fiction and fantasy books that you may want to check out:

1. Winterbirth – by Brian Ruckley
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2. The Dark Lord – by Ed Greenwood
Click here to read excerpt.

3. Grimspace – by Ann Aguirre
Click here to read excerpt.

4. Queen of the Orcs – by Morgan Howell
Click here to read excerpt.

5. The Candle of Distant Earth – by Alan Dean Foster
Click here to read excerpt.

6. Goblin Quest – by Jim C. Hines
Click here to read excerpt.

7. Empire of Ivory – by Naomi Novik
Click here to read excerpt.

8. The Elenium – by David Eddings
Click here to read excerpt.

9. Necroscope: The Touch – Brian Lumley
Click here to read excerpt.

10. Deadstock – by Jeffrey Thomas
Click here to read excerpt.

11. Splinter – by Adam Roberts
Click here to read excerpt.

12. Heart of the Mirage – Glenda Larke
Click here to read excerpt.

13. The Electric Church – by Jeff Somers
Click here to read excerpt.


25 thoughts on “13 SF/F Excerpts”

  1. You have NO idea how much I squealed to see my name listed among these writers. Omg, I am overwhelmed with excitement.

    I’m on a list with David Eddings! Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Queen of the Orcs looks really interesting. Thanks for pointing me in Ms. Howell’s direction.

  2. If you promise me pimpage, we can work something out. *grins* If you’re serious, I’m keeping a list of the blogger / reviewers who’ve contacted me to ask for an ARC, so drop me an e-mail and I’ll add you to it.

  3. It’s funny that I’ve never even considered reading science fiction since I’m totally into sci-fi movies and TV shows. Thank you for the list and providing excerpts.

  4. Ann – Will do!

    Samara – Well, I hope you find some that you enjoy…

    Cassandra – I haven’t.. Quite a few of those that I chose to post above, I just thought looked interesting.. Convincing myself to pick them up!

    Katie – I’m just starting Dark Lord today. The cover is gorgeous!

  5. Some of those are on my TBR list already. Wintersmith actually has been out for a while in Canada, but it is just getting released in the US if I understand correctly. I think it is going to be one of my next purchases. I saw the Orc book in the bookstore the other day, there is more than one of them, I was considering it. I had never heard of them before, and I am trying not to impulse buy too much because there are so many other books I want!

    And, everyone should read Naomiv Novik, I love her books. Apparently I need to go look more into Grimspace, seems to have a following already. 🙂

  6. Thank you for the excerpts. I discovered a few new titles for my In Store Browse list, from which books move to my TBR pile.

    I appreciate the effort. 🙂

    ~X

  7. It’s fantastic that you included Glenda Larke’s ‘Heart of the Mirage’. Glenda is a terrific writer, whose worldbuilding skills are among the best in the business (I think!) She’s a fascinating, amazing woman who pours her heart and soul into her books.

  8. Julia – If I could figure out how to do that, I’d be a rich woman!

    Karen – I’m looking forward to checking that one out, as well as your Innocent Mage and Awakened Mage! (I may have to request them from Orbit, since they haven’t sent them yet.) Thanks for stopping by!

    Blue Tyson – That’s why I have links to the excerpts, so you can check them out!

  9. Hey, Karen just sent me over here…thanks for the plug. Be warned, though – Karen and I have a mutual admiration society. We absolutely love each other’s work. She astonishes me with the way she writes such different books, each one of them a “can’t-put-it-down”!

    That’s a great list, btw. Many thanks.

  10. Merrie – Thanks! I’m enjoying your blog as well!

    Glenda – Thanks for stopping by as well! I’m looking forward to Heart of the Mirage. Notice, I couldn’t find a link to it on Amazon here in the States yet though.

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