Tomorrow, Saturday April 30th, is Authors For Indies Day. All across the country, authors will volunteer as guest booksellers, meeting customers and making suggestions. Because we'll be at Ad Astra, we had to make the tough call this year, and won't have any authors at the store. Except, of course, for Michelle Sagara (who, let's face it, would be here anyway).
We did, however, reach out to many of the attending Ad Astra authors to ask for their recommendations. We'll have a window display of there here at the store, and a similar set-up at the convention (though not all books will be in both locations). But in case you'll be too busy visiting the GTA's other awesome independent bookstores to stop by, here's a list of their top picks.
MADELINE ASHBY recommends: Experimental Film, by Gemma Files, and Windswept by Adam Rakunas.
GERALD BRANDT recommends: Assassin's Apprentice, by Robin Hobb, and Zero World, by Jason M. Hough.
A.M. DELLAMONICA recommends: Blindsight, by Peter Watts, and Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squardron Saves The Day, by A.C. Wise.
CHADWICK GINTHER recommends: Owl And The Japanese Circus, by Kristi Charrish, and Chaos Choreography, by Seanan McGuire.
K.V. JOHANSEN recommends: Complete Morgaine, by C.J. Cherryh, and Dust And Light, by Carol Berg.
GUY GAVRIEL KAY recommends: Dervish House, by Ian McDonald, and Bloody Chamber, by Angela Carter.
ADRIENNE KRESS recommends: Nest, by Kenneth Oppel, and Pattern Scars, by Caitlin Sweet.
ROBERT J. SAWYER recommends: Gateway, by Frederick Pohl, and Darwinia, by Robert Charles Wilson.
KARINA SUMNER-SMITH recommends: Borderline, by Mishell Baker, and City Of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett.