Lovers of paranormal and urban fantasy have a lot to be thankful for in this week's new sci-fi and fantasy book releases! For fans of True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse novels comes a collection of every short story in the series. There's also another urban fantasy anthology featuring tales all set in New York, written by a who’s-who of New York Times bestsellers and Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writers including George R. R. Martin, Maria Dahvana Headley, Holly Black, and more.
On the sci-fi front, you'll find a near-future tale about a narcoleptic dreamhacker that sounds all kinds of awesome (especially if you loved Inception as much as I did), and a unique, satirical take on the apocalyptic genre exploring what happens when all humor is wiped off the face of the Earth in the form of a virus that obliterates the part of the brain where humor lives.
But what I'm most excited for this week is the return of Anne Rice! Writing with her son Christopher, this week brings the long-promised sequel to The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned. (Seriously, this was the third Anne Rice book I ever read a million years ago, and even then it was already yeas old! It's been that long.) Based on reviews, this book sounds like it's also a return to form for her, which makes my unabashed ride-or-die fangirl heart so happy!
Here are this week's new SFF books...