Hello, hello and welcome to another one of those-there Robot Round-Ups. We’ll start this week with:

The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke - Feb 2013Cassandra Rose Clarke‘s forthcoming science fiction romance The Mad Scientist’s Daughter (February 2013) was reviewed by Liam at The Troubled Scribe, who had this to say about it: “Readers and reviewers are going to absolutely love The Mad Scientist’s Daughter … Cassandra Rose Clarke has proven she can write with the best of them in this one and I expect this was just a taste of what is to come from her.”

Ramez Naam‘s forthcoming science fiction debut Nexus got the poetry-review treatment courtesy of Richard’s SF Ramblings, which resulted in the following verse (among many others): “Get your radar out | Acquire Ramez Naam | Lock On, And Read”. Couldn’t have put it more succinctly ourselves.

Lee Collins‘s debut weird western The Dead of Winter was reviewed by Larry at 42 Webs, who called it: “the unholy love child of Clint Eastwood and Eric Kripke”. And over at his Sons of Corax blog, Abhinav asked Lee to tell him about the naming schemes in his novels, as part of the ‘Names: A New Perspective’ post-series.

David Tallerman‘s second Tale of Easie Damasco, Crown Thief, was reviewed by Clockwork Reviews: “Go forth and purchase this book. It’s fun, it’s serious, it will make you laugh once or twice … Crown Thief is a great read and I would even recommend it to people who do not normally read fantasy.”

Adam Christopher‘s superhero slam-dunker Seven Wonders was reviewed by M. A. Chiappetta for the #SFFWRTCHT blog: “The book is chock-full of conflict, which makes it a page-turner. The plot lines are very much as intense and varied as a reader would expect to see in a comic book”.

Melanie at Book Chick City took a look at Chris F. Holm‘s first Collector novel, Dead Harvest and said: “Holm creates the perfect balance between high action, thriller and mystery.”

And Shadowhawk scooped the exclusive cover reveal Chris’s third Collector novel, The Big Reap and posted an interview as well, at The Founding Fields.

Peter at Odd Engine had this to say about Chuck Wendig‘s second Miriam Black novel, Mockingbird: “Good improvement in this novel and if you liked the first one, you will definitely like the second.”

A new review of Dan Abnett‘s Embedded, from Rob at SFF World, who said: “Abnett writes a compelling novel that is entertaining, thought-provoking, and relevant.”

And finally:

Our Lee was quoted in a Bookseller report on the latest round of the ongoing DRM vs DRM-Free ebooks debate.

That’s all for this week – short and sweet. See you again next time.

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