Book Scoop February 17- February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017
Book Scoop, News, InToriLex, Weekly Feature
Book Industry News, Links to Sift Through & Short Stories

HEADLINES

#UnitedStatesofBooks Kicks off With Penguin Random House

Tom Hanks to Publish Short Story Collection

All White Carnegie Longlist Sparks Anger

Nominee's for the 2016 Nebula Awards

~Amazon~
The first installment of the trilogy, Ninefox Gambit, centers on disgraced captain Kel Cheris, who must recapture the formidable Fortress of Scattered Needles in order to redeem herself in front of the Hexarchate.

To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.
Locally Produced Comics Find Footing in Africa 

LINKS TO CLICK

34 Books By Women of Color to Read This Year
New People
~Amazon~ 
As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, "King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom." Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first dot-com boom and Maria is plugging away at her dissertation, on the Jonestown massacre. They've even landed a starring role in a documentary about "new people" like them, who are blurring the old boundaries as a brave new era dawns. Everything Maria knows she should want lies before her--yet she can't stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows. As fantasy escalates to fixation, it dredges up secrets from the past and threatens to unravel not only Maria's perfect new life but her very persona.
Heartbreaking and darkly comic, New People is a bold and unfettered page-turner that challenges our every assumption about how we define one another, and ourselves. 

Literary Guide to 2017 Academy Awards

15 Black Writer's We Should All Be Reading in 2017

Worst Novels by Hollywood Actors

FEATURED SHORT STORIES

You Wouldn't Have Known About Me by Calvin Gimpelevich

The Imprisoned Ruler (A Comic) by Jason Novak 

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