View From a Hotel Window: Iowa City + New Books and ARCs, 10/2/15

First, the view out my hotel window!

Well, it’s not a parking lot. The room itself is perfectly nice, however, so. For those of you in or near Iowa City, my events are tomorrow: I have a reading/Q&A at 4pm at 135 South Dubuque St (the former Wedge space, I am told) and I will have a signing there immediately thereafter). Come on down!

And now, new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound this week. Obviously I took the picture before I left. Here’s what we have:

What looks good to you? Tell me in the comments!

35 thoughts on “View From a Hotel Window: Iowa City + New Books and ARCs, 10/2/15

  1. I’m going for Ann Leckie too, it’s been a great story so far and I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

  2. I’m really looking forward to Mercy, having read Justice and Sword quite late (and thoroughly enjoying them).

  3. What do you do with all of them? You can’t possibly read them all, and if you kept them you’d need miles of shelves.

  4. Nope, nope, nothing interesting there…oh, wait! :)

    Why did I assume that basically every comment in this thread so far would be about one book? (Assumed correctly, I might add.)

    I’ll make a feeble effort to discuss something else. Um, Future Perfect sounds interesting. Anyone know…no, I can’t do it. Mercy FTW! :D

  5. Trail of the Dead is apparently the second book in a post-apocalyptic series in which a teenaged Apache girl named Lozen has been forced to hunt genetically engineered monsters who have escaped the control of the ruling elite class. Also, she apparently has an enigmatic Bigfoot friend named Hally.

    To paraphrase Nicolas Cage, how have I not already read this series?!

  6. Already preordered Ancilliary Mercy months ago. Reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell for book club this month.

  7. OK, davea47, here’s the first verse. What comes next?

    Pretty warship, flying through that gate
    Pretty warship, Anaander whom you hate
    Pretty warship, I don’t believe it, can it be true
    No one can plot as good as you … Mercy!

  8. Future Perfect looks like it’s going to be agonizingly moralizing one way or another. Just reading the amazon blurb annoyed me. 😩
    So Ancillary Mercy it is.

  9. Yeah, I guess it wasn’t an accident that you put the Leckie novel at the bottom of the stack, was it?

  10. Just wanted to thank you for posting the pictures of the new book stacks you get. First thing I do is trot to Goodreads and look up each one and decide what I want to buy. Your pictures are about the closest thing I have found to a “new books this week” site.

    p.s. Any publishers reading this please send him more new books

  11. Read the first ‘Ancillary’, no desire to continue. Just didn’t -care- about the characters. Of course, ymmv.

  12. of the two books I already knew I wanted(PeterM’s comment on Trail of the Dead now has me intrigued), Mercy actually comes second to An Inheritance of Ashes.

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