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New Speculative Fiction for June 2010

New to our shelves:

Ark by Stephen Baxter (2, Flood) SF, A
Bone and Jewel Creatures by Elizabeth Bear F, H
Brains: A Zombie Memoir by Robin Becker H
A Pleasure to Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories by Ray Bradbury SF
Play Dead by Ryan Brown H
Deceiver by C. J. Cherryh (2, Foreigner 4) SF
Neverland by Douglas Clegg H
One Bloody Thing after Another by Joey Comeau H
The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas (1, The Memory of Flames) F
Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth (1, The President’s Vampire) H, M
Allies by Christie Golden (5, Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi) SF

New Romance Fiction for June 2010

In paperback:

Dark Angel / Lord Carew’s Bride by Mary Balogh (1-2, Dark Angel) H
Seducing an Angel by Mary Balogh (4, Huxtable quintet) H
A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh (5, Huxtable quintet) H
Meltdown by Gail Barrett (Silhouette Romantic Suspense) C, M
The Notorious Scoundrel by Alexandra Benedict (2, The Hawkins Brothers) H
Running Scared by Shannon K. Butcher (3, Sentinel Wars) C, S
In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady by Gayle Callen (1, Scandalous Lady) H
Out of Sight by Stella Cameron (3, Court of Angels) C, S, M
A Lady Never Tells by Candace Camp (1, Willowmere) H

SUMMER BUZZ: OR, WHAT I REALLY WANT TO READ THIS SUMMER

I've just gotten back from Book Expo America 2010, the book industry's professional trade show, and I'm really excited about the great speculative fiction coming our way this year!  Rather than the usual themed list this month, I thought I'd bring home some of the BEA buzz by talking about the forthcoming titles I'm most eager to read.  Some definite themes appeared as I surveyed this summer's offerings: unlikely saviors, alternate histories, adventure, steam- or clockworkpunk (with or without magic), creatively rewritten classics, and yes, even more zombies.  There are several standout new voices, some surprise returns of old masters, and a few truly monumental short story anthologies.  I don't have room to cover everything I'd like to here, so I'm going to hit the biggest titles for each month and then give you a shortlist to follow up on, if you're so minded.

GENEALOGY AND THE INTERNET

The Genealogy Society of Rockand calls the New City Library its base for programs, meetings, volunteer services and some of its research files. On Tuesday, June 22, 7PM, the last membership meeting until September will be held. Guest speaker, Tony Lauriano, genealogy researcher, will demonstrate several online genealogy sites and share his experiences using them for researching for clients and his own family. Join us; guests always welcomed. 

 

New DVD Releases For June 8th

We have two new releases for Tuesday June 8th.  They are:

From Paris With Love (John Travolta)

Shutter Island (Leonardo Dicaprio)

June is Audiobook Month

 

We have a limited number of free copies of AudioFile Magazine at the Adult Reference Desk in celebration of "Audiobook Month."  Please ask the librarian for a copy.   This unique magazine reviews unabridged and abridged audiobooks, original audio programs, commentary and dramatizations in the spoken-word format.  Their focus is the audio presentation, not critique of the written material. 

June Fiction Audiobooks

BCD Bachman

    The Long Walk / Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman. Read by Kirby Heyborne. 9 discs. 11 hours.

 BCD Baldacci

      Deliver us from Evil  by David Baldacci.  Read by Ron McLarty. 12 discs. 14 hours.

BCD Black

     Elegy for April by Benjamin Black. Read by Timothy Dalton. 8 discs. 9+ hours.

       "set in 1950s Dublin (after The Silver Swan) finds pathologist Garret Quirke fresh from a stint in alcohol rehab. Quirke reluctantly agrees to help his daughter, Phoebe Griffin, with whom he has a tenuous relationship, find her missing best friend, April Latimer, a junior doctor at a local hospital. Quirke soon finds that members of the powerful Latimer family have all but disowned April, and yet he's sure they know more than they're letting on."Publishers Weekly 2/22/2010 

 BCD Child  

What's Cooking: Taking It Easy

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Summer is just around the corner signaling the wonderful season of outdoor cooking.  Who wants to cook in the hot weather?   It screams out for simply made dishes that don’t take much preparation where the freshness of the foods alone will delight the palate.  Just thinking about the jewelled green salads, luscious fruits and vegetables in season, and refreshingly cool desserts stirs the senses. A word about salads, try not to limit salads to just greens.  Broaden your selection to include beans, pasta, noodles, bread, meats, seafood and grains like rice and wheatberry, to make a scrumptious main dish.

New DVD Releases For June 1st

We have two new DVD releases for Tuesday, June 1st. They are:

Alice In Wonderland (Johnny Depp)

Wolfman, The (Anthony Hopkins)

New Book Group! In Other Worlds...

New City Library is starting a new book discussion group this summer!  It's called "In Other Worlds," and its focus is on speculative fiction.  Librarians Karen Ostertag and Veronica Reynolds will lead discussions on works from the realms of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and everything in between.  The group will meet every third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.

We're starting off easy with the first offering-- a short story by Isaac Asimov entitled "All the Troubles of the World."  There are copies available now at the adult reference desk.  In July, we're featuring China Miéville's Perdido Street Station, and the August selection will be American Gods, by Neil Gaiman.

We hope you'll join us for light refreshments and discussion.  (Come to the Dark Side-- we have cookies!)

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