Sunday, February 1, 2009

New releases for the week of February 3rd


In the tradition of Godzilla as both a playful romp and a parable of the dawn of the nuclear era, this original satire blends the destruction of World War II with the halcyon pleasure of monster movies. In the summer of 1945 war is reigning in the Pacific Rim, while in the U.S., Syms Thorley continues his life as a B-movie actor. But the U.S. Navy would like to use Thorley in their top-secret Knickerbocker Project, putting the finishing touches on the ultimate biological weapon: a breed of gigantic, fire-breathing, mutant iguanas. Thorley is to don a rubber suit that will transform him into the merciless Gorgantis and star in a film that simulates the destruction of a miniature Japan—if the demonstration succeeds, the Japanese will surrender, sparing thousands of lives; if it fails, the mutant lizards will be unleashed. Godzilla devotees and history buffs alike will be fascinated by this conspiratorial secret history of a war, a weapon, and an unlikely hero who will have to give the most convincing performance of his life.

> Bone Crossed, Patricia Briggs
> Wings of Wrath, C.S. Friedman
> The High City, Cecelia Holland
> Lear’s Daughter’s, Marjorie B. Kellogg, William Rossow
> Walls of the Universe, Paul Melko
> Escape From Hell, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
> Man-Kzin Wars XII, Larry Niven (Anthology)
> Enclave, Kit Reed
> Into the Storm, Taylor Anderson
> Rx for Chaos, Christopher Anvil
> Undone, Rachel Caine
> Foxfire, Barbara Campbell
> The Sorcerer’s Plague, David B. Coe
> Seekers of the Chalice, Brian Cullen
> A Magic of Twilight, SL Farrell
> Crime Spells, Martin H. Greenberg (Anthology)
> The Last Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
> Dark Haven, Gail Z. Martin
> The Automatic Detective, A. Lee Martinez
> Mad Kestrel, Misty Massey
> The Philosopher’s Apprentice, James Morrow
> Mortal Coils, Eric Nylund
> Postsingular, Rudy Rucker
> Duplicate Effort, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
> In the Courts of the Crimson Kings, S.M. Stirling
> We, Yevgeny Zamyatin
> The Rise of the Iron Moon, Stephen Hunt
> Dragonfly Falling, Adrian Tchaikovsky

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