Gear up for the weekend with some of the literary world’s best new releases. On the list is an examination of language through a feminist lens, exporting dry milk to the motherland, the world’s most talented man, solo survival in space and a songwriter’s memoir. Let’s check out the finest reads for this weekend.
Across the Void, Dry Milk, Wordslut, A Dream About Lightning Bugs and Prodigy are the best new releases we’re diving into this weekend.
Across the Void by S.K. Vaughn
Fifty years into the future, May Knox is floating helplessly in space after a catastrophe on a distant moon of Jupiter. The only person who can save her is her earthbound and broken-hearted ex-husband. Via Hachette.
Dry Milk by Huo Yan
Far from home and increasingly isolated, John becomes obsessed with a student lodging in his house. He also sinks his life savings into a scheme to export powdered milk to China, with disastrous results. More details at Giramondo.
Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell
Montell takes us on an historical tour of the English language, from a feminist perspective. This books exposes the development of biased language and offers strategies for breaking those structures down. From Black Inc.
A Dream About Lightning Bugs by Ben Folds
The memoir of the songsmith is infused with biting wit and charm that characterises his musical output. Folds also reflects on the contemporary challenges of sustaining a career in the music business. More at Simon & Schuster.
Prodigy, Vol. 1: The Evil Earth by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque
Edison Crane isn’t just an overachiever. He’s the smartest, richest, most musically gifted man of all. And he’s here to solve the problems of the world. Visit Image Comics for information.