Two New Cherie Priest Novels

Admittedly, I am excited about several soon-to-be published novels and am awaiting with eager anticipation as the fall {book} season unfolds. But it's very exciting when one author comes out with several books in one year, especially an author that is so well liked.

Cherie Priest, Locus Award winner, Hugo award nominee, author of Boneshaker and the just-released Clementine, has two more new books coming out in the near and less-near future.

The first, Dreadnought, due out on September 28, 2010 is the follow up to Boneshaker. It's already receiving buzz & garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly:
An intimate, well-crafted portrait of a nurse on a mission adds depth to this exceptional Civil War steampunk thriller, the self-contained sequel to 2009’s Locus Award–winning Boneshaker. Mercy Lynch, recently widowed and taxed to exhaustion by caring for Confederate wounded in Richmond, must cross the war-torn nation to reach her estranged father, who lies dying in the Washington territories. After her dirigible is shot out of the air, Mercy joins Horatio Korman, a Texas Ranger with an agenda, on the Union’s famous steam engine, the Dreadnought. On their trail are desperate Confederate soldiers and a zombified Mexican legion. The battles and intrigue are entertaining, but the real draw is Priest’s latest no-nonsense heroine, who comes equipped with a full measure of sharp judgment and brutal competence as well as a nurse’s kind (but not saintly) heart. 

The Second book, Bloodshot, will be released January 25, 2011.  Priest talks about it and the followup, currently titled Hellbent, on her Web site. She refers to this new series as a "fabulous urban fantasy adventure about a neurotic vampire/thief and her wealthy blind client, now with Bonus! Cuban drag queen and military intrigue.

In Hellbent, she says, we will see the return of the "neurotic undead thief, her shady agent, a cigar box full of magical penis bones, a mentally ill former NASA engineer-turned-sorceress, and the continued fabulosity of a Cuban drag queen."  I mean, how could you NOT be excited about that?

Boneshaker (Tor Books, NY, 2009) first edition/first printings are hard to find. In fact, I  found only one listing online for $130.

Most of Priest's collectible books are those printed in limited edition by Subterranean. However, there doesn't appear to be any that are currently available through Subterranean's Web site

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