New Books and ARCs, 9/16/13

A nice set of books here. I am particularly excited about the Rachel Swirsky book. I don’t think it’s any secret that I think she’s one of the best speculative fiction writers of the last decade, so a collection of her short stories is basically concentrated awesome. It’ll be out 9/30.

What else looks good to you here? Let me know in the comments.

40 thoughts on “New Books and ARCs, 9/16/13

  1. Oooh, “Mrs. Poe” looks right up my dark, emotional, historic alley! Also must get the Rachel Swirsky, her writing is fantastic.

    “Vicious: is supergreat; evil sciencebros FTW.

  2. I would like to borrow Harry Turtledoves “Supervolcano: Things fall apart” for 2 days ;-). Won’t need any longer…

  3. The title How the World Became Quiet is drawing me in.
    I really hope Geek Mom is a how-to book, not a novel. I remember a Geek Dad book from a few years back; why can’t we just have Geek Parent and call it a day?

  4. The Mike Resnick book sounds like it could be a real hoot! It’s kinda cruel, though, when you show us a great-sounding book and it isn’t available yet.

  5. Is it wrong to want the entire stack? Resnick and Turtledove stand out, though. I tend to end up reading through your stack, then browsing over at Amazon to see what’s orderable. Random topic question: if I can go to Powell’s in Portland this week, what must I do/see/get in person (vs. mail order)? I already want to check out their book making machine…

  6. The Harry Turtledove one looks great. And since you are unlikely to send it to me, I better haste over to Amazon and look it up.

  7. As glad as I am to see a new Turtledove book, I find myself wishing he’d go back to the Crosstime Traders series for a bit.

  8. I’ve always enjoyed Turtledove. His World War series really got my brain rolling. It was also his relatively unknown, older fantasy books that led me into Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind. (can’t remember how that connection came about… think it was one of those “recommendations” from my old kindle)

  9. I’m glad to see a lot of love for the Resnick book. I didn’t know we were allowed to like him again. I must not be getting all the memos.

  10. I know nothing about the Merz, but I hope it’s a totally old-school swashbuckling adventure or a parody of the same. The title is so over the top by most current standards.

  11. I’ve already ordered the Rachel Swirsky book from Subterranean Press. Her name on the book sold it to me.

    The Wesley Chu and Mike Resnick titles already have me in a tizzy.

    And how can you not like a book entitled “Geek Mom”? You can’t. So there.

  12. I’ll always buy a Mike Resnick book. He’s never let me down yet.

    I’ve never heard of Rachel Swirsky, but I find the title of her book intriguing.

  13. There is a book about a kid in Africa called ‘things fall apart’ that I read in college. I wonder if Harry Turtledove got the title from that. I think its likely given that he is a historian and that is a bit of a classic.

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