Books to Look For (February): Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Humor

Science Fiction Martian by Andy Weir (Crown, 384 pages, February 11)

If you follow Book Riot, you're sure to have heard of this novel about an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and does everything he can to stay alive and signal for help. It's a survival thriller, but on another planet, and wouldn't it be cool if a Rover made an appearance?!

Fantasy The Waking Engine by David Edison (Tor Books, 400 pages, February 11)

I'm sorry but what a cool title. Love it. And the story that belongs to that title? Well, let's just say it has to do with a city where people come to really, finally, and actually die (all the other "deaths" are actually a kind of reincarnation of oneself on another planet). But there seems to be a problem with the gateway that leads to the final resting place. Corruption, madness- well, you'll just have to read it.

Humor Spleeny Swag-Bellied Miscreant: Create Your Own Shakespearean Insults by Sarah Royal & Jillian Hofer (Running Press, 128 pages, February 11)

I have a real soft spot for Shakespearean insults, and this handy new book makes it easy to come up with some lovely ones! Of course, you can always use the online Shakespearean insult generator, but this is for those who prefer the feel of the printed page when it comes to crafting the perfect string of curses. Enjoy!

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