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Today’s New Books and ARCs, 8/22/13

Here’s what I’ve got for you today. 

I’ll note the book at the top, Steven Brust’s and Skyler White’s The Incrementalists, comes with a blurb from me:

And there you have it.

So. What looks good to you?

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

48 replies on “Today’s New Books and ARCs, 8/22/13”

Brust’s co-author is named Skyler White? All I can think of is does Walt know? How did she have enough time away from laundering money at the car wash to write a novel?

Definitely interested in The Incrementalists, and Perpetual Motion Club has a cool intriguing title…

“Secret societies, immortality, murder mysteries and Las Vegas”? Sounds like Brust has been reading too much Tim Powers…nah, who am I kidding. There’s no such thing as too much Tim Powers *or* too much Steven Brust! :)

A first: I can read all the title/authors and am so high on chopped up peaches that have some sugar and spices and anti browning agents (citric and ascorbic acid) added to them that I’m willing try to type the whole list. (Hey, it’s like eating cookie dough: If you don’t? What’s wrong with you!?)
The Incrementalists Brust and White
Queen of Nowhere Fenn
Biting Bad Neill
Impossible Monsters edited by Lansdale
War Master’s Gate Tchaikovsky (Wait, what? Oh. Adrian, not Peter. Well, anyway if that’s a good read it looks like it has enough pages to be an astounding per word value if it wasn’t written by some friendless agoraphobic. (Really, If you have a question, ask. Don’t speculate about the answer, ask a friend)(this is a reference to books that go on ad nauseum about the obvious and may have been written as an explanation of feelings for sociopaths)(But sorry, I digress).
A Stir of Echoes Matheson
The Perpetual Motion Club Lange
Fiddlehead Priest
The God Tattoo Lloyd
Shaman Robinson.

About Fiddlehead? Years ago, I had a really soggy place in my back yard. I planted a few fiddle head ferns. That place instantly dried and they died. No Sauteed Fiddlehead Ferns for me.

And, yes, I /am/ trying to get back down to fifty pounds overweight.

Oh. My. The next Shadows of the Apt book! Adrian Tchaikovsky has created one of the most engaging heroic fantasy worlds in this series. Must have this book!

Brust’s co-author is named Skyler White? All I can think of is does Walt know? How did she have enough time away from laundering money at the car wash to write a novel?

Well, Walt did say they needed other outlets to launder all that cash…

Lots looks good here. Definitely will read Cherie Priest, Steven Brust and Kim Stanley Robinson. I have War Master’s Gate in my hot little hands because I absolutely could not wait for it and paid a fortune to have it sent from Amazon UK. Shadows of the Apt is a great series but for anyone unfamiliar with it, this is book 9 of 10 and you really should start with the 1st one. You will thank me.

Sorry, but I’m in take no prisoners mode here; ‘The Incrementalists’ is MINE!

I was going to add some more exclamation marks, but sanity supervened, which is just as well, really, because I was perilously close to bwaahahaha and then it’s just about impossible to avoid Mount Doom…

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