Okay. I’m really tired. Some friends of mine just got finished having a baby on the other side of town, and I’ve been dog-sitting and chinchilla-sitting and getting not even close to enough sleep. So here goes:
THE YEAR’S BEST DARK FANTASY AND HORROR, 2011, edited by Paula Guran. This compilation features the fantastic Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Joe Lansdale, and George R. R. Martin.
EDITED: Sorry, guys. This book doesn’t come out until August 30. Amazon lied to me. Expect to see the recommendation again. August 30 is going to be a good one.
THE EDINBURGH DEAD, Brian Ruckley. Sounds like steampunk noir. And that sounds like fun.
THE OMEN MACHINE, Terry Goodkind. For the epic fantasy fans.
A few more official recommendations:
BASILISK, Rob Thurman
GHOST STORY, Jim Butcher
KILL THE DEAD, Richard Kadrey
THE LAST WEREWOLF, Glen Duncan
CALEB’S CROSSING, Geraldine Brooks (historical fiction)
PRINCE OF THORNS, Mark Lawrence
SOUTHERN GODS, John Hornor Jacobs (which I haven’t read yet, but I really, really want to)
You’re welcome. Now I’m going to go watch Dr. Who until I pass out from exhaustion.