New Releases: August 10, 2011

Someday This Will Be Funny coverWe’ve got such diverse and exciting titles this week that it seems like summer blockbuster season over here, except with good material, fewer special effects, and way less botox. And so, we’re rolling right along with three new releases, including the latest dazzling short fiction collection from Lynne Tillman, the second title in Toby Frost’s Chronicles of Iambard Smith series, and an action-soaked, historical “chick-in-pants” romance.

As always, enter the code “rulebreaker” at checkout for an additional 25% off any title. Here’s what we’ve got lined up for you this week:

The Lady Soldier by Michelle Styles and Kate Allan. Narrated by Emma Newman.  Published in print by Salt Publishing.
“I have a weakness for loving “Chick-in-Pants” stories and Lindsey fed that need wonderfully with her rich descriptions and historical texturing. Her prose is beautiful and the historic research she obviously did proves that she is a writer with potential.” Cybil Solyn, Rakehell

Someday This Will Be Funny by Lynne Tillman. Published in print by Cursor/Red Lemonade. Narrated by Lee Ann Howlett.
Gorgeously at ease and technically virtuosic, the stories are ever on point — on point, that is, if the point of your reading has more to do with psychological nuance and bravura performances of language than with conventional story lines.Forrest Gander, New York Times

God Emperor of Didcot by Toby Frost. Published in print by Myrmidon.  Narrated by Clive Catterall.
The sci-fi world Smith inhabits is very much Blackadder meets Red Dwarf. There is a lot of gentle mockery, both of the British and Johnny Foreigner. Moments of amusement are almost constant, and some parts are quite hilarious. […] The author doesn’t get bogged down with scientific technicalities, and the plot is nice and fast-paced.Thaddeus the Sixth

Audiobook reviewers, book bloggers, and Iambik ambassadors, email Miette for review and advance listening copies of any title.