Your Saturday Pile of New Books/ARCs: In Two Parts!
Posted on March 9, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 43 Comments
Hey, here are the new books and ARCs that arrived recently at the Scalzi Compound. See anything you like/want/wish other people would buy? Tell the class in the comments!
I’ve already got Mur’s book pre-ordered. Neat to see an early physical copy!
I cannot wait to read “Six Gun Snow White”! I read a great review over on Tor.com that has me itching to grab it.
You might have answered this elsewhere, but I can’t seem to construct a set of search terms that will find it: What do you do with all of them? It doesn’t seem like you’d have the time to read them all, even if you had the inclination. Are the walls of your house entirely made of books at this point? ;)
I’m reading Oz Reimagined right now. Surprisingly fun anthology of new takes on Baum’s classic series.
Some splendid books there – I was lucky enough to read Mur Lafferty’s Shambling Guide to New York City to blurb last year, and it’s wonderful – my favourite book so far of 2013 and it’s not even out yet. *Highly* recommended.
New Jack Campbell!
ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh the new jim butcher… want!
Um… Death Masks came out in 2003. Why is it mixed in with all the new stuff? Is that some sort of special edition of it?
Jack Campbell’s Guardian!
so, unless you have a house devoted entirely to books, what do you do with all the ARCs and pre-orders you receive?? donate to the library?
Oooo! Barry Lyga wrote a sequel to I Hunt Killers? That’s going on my shopping list. My students are going to flip when I tell them about it on Monday. On the list for me: Six Gun Snow White, Oz Reimagined, and The Shambling Guide. (And probably more as I look up the rest of these.)
Thanks for sharing. Between your pile posts and the Big Idea, my to-read stack only ever gets bigger.
“Um… Death Masks came out in 2003. Why is it mixed in with all the new stuff? Is that some sort of special edition of it?”
Yes. Subterranean Press has been releasing the Dresden Files novels in a series of special editions. They’re signed and limited to 500 numbered and 26 lettered copies. I am deeply, deeply envious that our host gets a free copy!
Marcus Sakey is a writer with immortality in him.
My Dallas Morning News review of Dreams and Shadows should be running soon — I loved it, and for various reasons I think fellow Scalzi fans will, too.
Barry Lyga is one of the best YA authors working today. I like Catherine Asaro too, but that’s not really a book. I can’t say I recognize anything else, but the Oz story does lend itself to reimaginings. It’s sort of like Hamlet that way.
Drool…. I’d like, mmm, the Nebula anthology – I love anthologies – Cat Velente’s book and the new Neal Asher.
I think that I am reading Jack Campbell on autopilot now. I have “liked” the series, but just not sure WHY I am still reading the next book. Other than rewarding the author for past works.
“ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh the new jim butcher… want!”
Are you trying to kill me? WHEW …. That is a reprint.
I don’t know anything about SIX-GUN SNOW WHITE – but the title alone makes it sound awesome! It couldn’t possibly live up to that title – could it?
I always preorder the Jack Campbell books when they become available on Amazon. As for the rest, lots to consider. Thanks, John.
OK, Scalzi, hand over that new Jack Campbell or the Gamma Rabbit gets it.
So I’m guessing that the ability to read quickly is a survival trait in your household!
The Valente! I’m actually reading the second part to The Orphan’s Tales and I just love her writing.
Asher, Valente and an anthology edited by Asaro.
Sigh…couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Never mind the sound of me grinding my teeth over here.
What’s up with “Death Masks”? That’s a fairly old book, is it being re-released in a new edition or something? I’m really looking forward to reading “The Lost” – I loved the first book in that series.
PS: I’m reading “The Inner City” right now, and it’s pretty cool. I don’t see the Lyga book, where is that one?
Jack Campbell and Neal Asher are two of my favorites.
“Yes. Subterranean Press has been releasing the Dresden Files novels in a series of special editions. They’re signed and limited to 500 numbered and 26 lettered copies. I am deeply, deeply envious that our host gets a free copy!”
Ah, now it makes sense. Thanks, JDM, I hadn’t heard about this.
I see meeeeee!
Mur’s book is good. I wrote a blurb for it (though they accidentally attributed it to another writer on the ARC I saw, which makes it the least remunerative bit of ghostwriting I’ve ever done).
Emma Newman’s Between Two Thorns. I’ve been reading the weekly short stories, and they’re really interesting and mysterious.
Every one of Marcus Sakey’s books has been amazing so far, can’t wait for his newest! So jealous you have it already…
@timeliebe Six-Gun Snow White is by Catherynne Valente, which pretty much guarantees that it will live up to the title. I’m a dirt poor college student, so there are only four authors I will buy on sight. She’s one of them.
I’m loving the title of “Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience)”. I’d at least read the back cover blurb.
I read the first one of that Vicki Pettersson series (it was free last week in ebook) and enjoyed it, so I’d be up for “The Lost”.
I’ll just leave this here:
I know I’m sold.
My son will be pretty excited to hear about the new Barry Lyga novel
Six-Gun Snow White
The Shambling Guide To New York City
Welcome to the Multiverse
I’m looking forward to Jack Campbell’s “Guardian”; I’m about on my 4th or 5th reread of the entire series (and yes, I DO read a number of other series, including those of our genial host). The “Lost Stars” spin-off is a nice touch to see the other side of the equation in Campbell’s universe.
Shambling Guide to New York City looks neat!
I’m waiting for Oz Reimagined and Between Two Thorns to show up on my doorstep.
I am waiting for Inferno by Dan Brown which is not listing here….
Nebula award winners – always good
OMG new Lost Fleet book! *bounce bounce bounce*
…okay, i think i’ve got that out of my system now :)