Categories
Uncategorized

Your Saturday Pile of New Books/ARCs: In Two Parts!

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!

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

43 replies on “Your Saturday Pile of New Books/ARCs: In Two Parts!”

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? ;)

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!

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.

“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).

@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 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.

Comments are closed.

Exit mobile version