Every Tuesday, the Field Library adds new books to the collection, including new fiction (this is why it’s a great idea to visit the library on Tuesdays, if you haven’t already put the upcoming books on hold). This is the first of a continuing series of posts showcasing some of the books that will be coming out next week (Tuesday, June 9, for anyone keeping track).
Now of course there are the usual bestsellers and likely-to-be bestsellers coming out, the new books by Laurell K. Hamilton and Joseph Finder and Barbara Delinsky, all of which will be covered in another post. But if you’re interested in something a little different, something perhaps a little odd (or, as I prefer to say, “quirky”), let me introduce you to a couple of new books due to arrive on our shelves this coming Tuesday.
First we have World War Moo: an Apocalypse Cow Novel by Michael Logan. Come on, do you really need to know anything more about a book with a title like that? It’s actually the second in a series about a plague of zombie cows (yes, I said cows) taking over England, and perhaps the world. Can they be stopped? How can you resist?
Then we have The Dead Assassin: The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, by Vaughn Entwistle. Start off with the wonderful concept of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, investigating murders himself in Victorian London. Give him Oscar Wilde as a sidekick (so you know there will be wit and extreme cleverness). If that’s not enough to make you interested in the book, consider the mystery itself: the murders are being committed by people who are already dead.
And last but not least, there’s Darwin’s Watch, by the late great Sir Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. Terry Pratchett’s death earlier this year broke the hearts of all his many fans, but the appearance of another Discworld novel, even one co-authored by Terry Pratchett, is worth waiting for. The premise is that the professors at Unseen University have inadvertently created Roundworld and in that world, a man named Charles Darwin has published, to great acclaim, a book entitled The Theology of the Species, promoting a concept of scientific design that takes the world by storm, and slows scientific progress to a crawl. The professors have to change history to make Darwin the father of evolution again, and get the world moving in the right direction. If the co-authors are true to Pratchett’s style and vision, this should be a lot of fun to read.
So come in on Tuesday and check them out!