New Books and ARCs, 6/12/17

Hey, do you like books? 

(This is a rhetorical question. If you are at this particular site and don’t like books, I really don’t know what to say to you.)

Here are some new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound in the very recent past. See anything you’d want to add to your TBR pile? Tell us in the comments!

38 thoughts on “New Books and ARCs, 6/12/17

  1. New Peter Grant!

    Rec:
    “Blackout” is very very worth reading. Gave engineers and sysadmins all over Germany sleepless nights a few years ago.

  2. Ah, a new Linda Nagata novel. I want to snatch that one up and scurry away to my reading nook. She hit a high note with The Red, which was nominated for a Nebula, so I’m excited to see what she’s up to next.

  3. Read the trade PB of Dr. Gribbleflotz and liked it a lot; atypical 163X book, but great fun. And I’ll be getting the new Aaronovitch when it’s release June 30.

  4. Just because of the title, I’m going to have to check out “The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole.” I would imagine one would feed it pretty much anything…

  5. I want to read something of Nagata’s. My library doesn’t have anything and I feel incomplete without having read something of hers. May have to pry pennies from my claw to remedy this dilemma.

  6. The China Study is basically eliminate animal fat from your diet, replace with vegetables, and your bad cholesterol levels will improve. Compare how rural Chinese eat to our American diet. Bye, junk food!

  7. Just read the first Aaronovitch book and have the second on order. We’ll see if he can keep the story going through to the Furthest Station.
    Gribbleflotz – enjoyable but as it progressed it felt like it faded (or maybe it was me that faded).
    And I’ve put Blackout on my to buy list when the paperback comes out.

  8. I adore the Peter Grant books even though I am not really a fan of fantasy. Aaronovitch is so clever and funny. Was he an urban planner or architect before he got to the important work of writing?

  9. @Michael J. Parry: I heard about The Furthest Station for a while now; it’s coming out in 18 days, so probably you missed something about it previously.

    Anyway, I want it, but I’m hoping for an audiobook, to go with the audiobooks I’ve listened to for the previous books. (I’m in the middle of The Hanging Tree right now.) Great series!

  10. Whoops, that should be “I heard about … a while ago.” (I edited half my sentence; that doesn’t work very well.)

  11. Excellent crop this week. I’ve already ordered furthest station and I’m slightly jealous you’ve got it early. I’m intrigued enough by the title The care and feeding of a pet black hole to check it out.

  12. Blight is great–I got an ARC via Goodreads and read it in one day. Warring corporate farms, genetically-engineered viruses, and a tough heroine!

    I’ll be joining the line for any new Peter Grant that appears.

  13. Linda Nagata, definitely, and I’ve recently started the Peter Grant series so I assume I’ll get to this one in time. I’m putting “Blackout” & “Blight” in my to-be-read shelf on Goodreads now.

  14. Yeah, Linda Nagata’s The Red trilogy was great. I’m also looking forward to reading The Last Good Man.

  15. Have already read the Gribbleflotz book and can recommend it. Like Aaronovitch and am a sucker for anything by Nagata.

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