Well, OK, technically, I don’t have them in hand yet, but I thought I’d mention an Amazon.com order I placed the other day. It’s a rather large one, but that’s because I had a Christmas gift certificate from two dear friends, another Amazon credit I received from the credit card I use which gives me money back to use on Amazon, and a $20 LivingSocial gift certificate that I bought for only $10. I ended up getting $76 worth of books for only $16, including shipping.

In any case, here’s what I got:

  • BPRD, Volume 9: 1946: The next graphic novel trade paperback in one of my favorite series (set in the Hellboy universe).
  • Lobster Johnson: The Satan Factory: A novel, also set in the Helboy universe, and the first about the eponymous pulp hero.
  • The Amulet of Samarkand: Young adult fantasy, first in the Bartimaeus trilogy.
  • Chasm City: I really enjoyed the first book in the Revelation Space series, so I’m hoping this one is as good.
  • Sandman Slim: I have heard nothing but great things about this horror/urban fantasy novel, and I believe there’s a sequel out as well.
  • The Ruins of Gorlan: Another young adult fantasy, and another first in a series. This one is first in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. I’ve been wanting to check this one out for a while now.
  • Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus: First three novels (and some short stories?) in a steampunk series. Sounds neat, but I don’t know anything about it, so I’m taking a bit of a chance here.
  • The Spider vs. The Empire State Omnibus (Black Police Trilogy from 1938): The three-novel Spider arc in which a Nazi Party analogue takes over New York State and the Spider — one of my favorite adventure pulp heroes — must organize the resistance and take back New York from crypto-Nazis.

Looks like I’ve got some great reading ahead of me. Comments on any of these books are welcome as always.