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Shoggoths in Bloom - Elizabeth Bear

Judging from my in box, it is going to be a busy week in the bookstore. Please excuse the flurry of posts. Here we go with new books from Prime.

Over the weekend I got to upload a book by Elizabeth Bear. Can you see me bouncing? I have one of Bear’s books in my store. Shoggoths in Bloom is a short story collection that includes the Hugo-winning novelette from which the book takes its title. I remember that one well as Bear and I ended up on stage together in Montréal. The book also includes the short story, “Tideline”, which won both the Hugo and the Sturgeon. Bear wasn’t in Denver, and memorably didn’t believe me when I put the result up on the live coverage. So it is a book with two cracking stories to start it off. It also has a fabulous cover. Click here for a bigger version. And Finnish friends, don’t forget that Bear will be visiting your country for Finncon in 2014, so you need to get to know her work.

There is something of a festive feel to the rest of Prime’s recent output. Season of Wonder is the most nakedly Yuletide-influenced book, being a themed anthology of wintery tales put together by Paula Guran. There is a stellar line-up of contributors. See here for the full list.

If you are thinking of getting dressed up for parties over the holidays, Bloody Fabulous is the book for you. This anthology by Ekaterina Sedia features stories about clothing and fashion accessories. The line-up includes the utterly wonderful Hugo- and Nebula- winning “The Faery Handbag” by Kelly Link. Full details here.

Finally, if snow if what you want, how about a trip to Russia? Moscow but Dreaming is a short fiction collection from Ekaterina Sedia. Kathy’s books sell very well in the book store, so I have high hopes for this one too.

There will be more through the week with new books from Lethe Press, Twelfth Planet Press, Book View Café and an exciting new publisher.

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