Today’s New Books and ARCs, 7/11/14

And here to take us into the weekend, a new stack of books and ARCs what arrived at the Scalzi Compound this week. What catches your eye? Let me know in the comments.

29 thoughts on “Today’s New Books and ARCs, 7/11/14

  1. Looking forward to the Irregular Verbs collection.

    I’m also all a twitchy waiting for Tigerman (from your last pile). That’ll send me into hiding for however long it takes to devour it.

  2. Is the Graveyard Book the graphic novel? I’ve been looking for that one for our library.

  3. New question – different that the ones I asked the last time you posted about the ARC’s you got; so here goes..

    Does your postie hate you cause you get so many books??

    I gather the saving grace for him is that you being semi-rural, he drives a truck.

  4. Is “The Ultra Thin Man” an homage to :The Thin Man” series, by Dashiell Hammett? Do Nick and Nora Charles (or Asta) at least have a cameo?

  5. Marie, it’s more a nod to classic noir than the actual novel. There is, however, quite by accident, a cameo of one character. Sorta. Kinda. At least in name…

  6. I’m curious as to how similar this “The Graveyard Book” is to the one Gaiman put out a few years ago.

    Also, I guess regular Thin Man just wasn’t thin enough.

  7. Maplecroft is all pre-ordered. I have everything she’s written. (You too, Mr. Scalzi)

  8. @MrManny: The presence of “Russell” on the cover suggests that this edition is illustrated by P. Craig Russell. IMO that makes it worth buying in its own right, even if none of the text has changed from the original.

  9. Ahh, ok, so it’s the same book, just with a different illustrator. Not a different book with the same title.

  10. Here’s the scoop on the Graveyard Book graphic novel. Basically, it’s volume 1 of 2, and is illustrated by P. Craig Russell and a bunch of other artists. I already have it on reserve at my FLCS.

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