New Books and ARCs, 9/16/13
Posted on September 16, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 40 Comments
A nice set of books here. I am particularly excited about the Rachel Swirsky book. I don’t think it’s any secret that I think she’s one of the best speculative fiction writers of the last decade, so a collection of her short stories is basically concentrated awesome. It’ll be out 9/30.
What else looks good to you here? Let me know in the comments.
Mrs. Poe is definitely on my reading list!
The Doctor and the Dinosaurs…assuming this is a Doctor Who novelization.
The sequel to “The Lives of Tao.” Cool.
Geek Mom looks interesting to me :-)
All over the Resnick!
Oooh, “Mrs. Poe” looks right up my dark, emotional, historic alley! Also must get the Rachel Swirsky, her writing is fantastic.
“Vicious: is supergreat; evil sciencebros FTW.
The Rachel Swirsky, definitely. But…a sequel to “The Lives of Tao”? Double-plus goodness!
I would like to borrow Harry Turtledoves “Supervolcano: Things fall apart” for 2 days ;-). Won’t need any longer…
Geek Mom looks fascinating to me, adding it to my wishlist!
The title How the World Became Quiet is drawing me in.
I really hope Geek Mom is a how-to book, not a novel. I remember a Geek Dad book from a few years back; why can’t we just have Geek Parent and call it a day?
Definitely the Swirsky!!! Also, the Jon F. Merz might be fun- that’s such a Conan-ish title.
The Mike Resnick book sounds like it could be a real hoot! It’s kinda cruel, though, when you show us a great-sounding book and it isn’t available yet.
Desperate to read the next Supervolcano book.
everything except the Turtledove.
Have to say the title “How the World Became Quiet” grabbed me straight away.
I don’t know what “The Undead Hordes of Kan-Gul” is about but it sounds awesome!
Is it wrong to want the entire stack? Resnick and Turtledove stand out, though. I tend to end up reading through your stack, then browsing over at Amazon to see what’s orderable. Random topic question: if I can go to Powell’s in Portland this week, what must I do/see/get in person (vs. mail order)? I already want to check out their book making machine…
The Swirsky, of course. However, I did a happy dance to see the Chu. Yippee!
It’d be greedy to say ‘all of them’, wouldn’t it? (wistfully…)
The Harry Turtledove one looks great. And since you are unlikely to send it to me, I better haste over to Amazon and look it up.
As glad as I am to see a new Turtledove book, I find myself wishing he’d go back to the Crosstime Traders series for a bit.
It’s been said already, but bears repeating:
The sequel to “The Lives of Tao” (I just finished it).
Also, “Vicious”, bears a look.
They all sound interesting.
I rather like the title, “Dying is my Business”, and would pick that up off the shelf.
Never heard of either author before, but both “The Last Firewall” and “Dying Is My Business” have such interesting titles that I looked them up and put them on my to-read list.
I’ve always enjoyed Turtledove. His World War series really got my brain rolling. It was also his relatively unknown, older fantasy books that led me into Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind. (can’t remember how that connection came about… think it was one of those “recommendations” from my old kindle)
Swirsky, Schwab and Kaufmann are definitely on my TBR list.
I’m glad to see a lot of love for the Resnick book. I didn’t know we were allowed to like him again. I must not be getting all the memos.
Geek Mom – it must be about me, since that’s what I am
I know nothing about the Merz, but I hope it’s a totally old-school swashbuckling adventure or a parody of the same. The title is so over the top by most current standards.
“The Deaths of Tao”
Cannot believe that “Lives” was his first novel – excellent!
I’ve already ordered the Rachel Swirsky book from Subterranean Press. Her name on the book sold it to me.
The Wesley Chu and Mike Resnick titles already have me in a tizzy.
And how can you not like a book entitled “Geek Mom”? You can’t. So there.
I’ll always buy a Mike Resnick book. He’s never let me down yet.
I’ve never heard of Rachel Swirsky, but I find the title of her book intriguing.
I’m reading “The Lives of Tao” right now, so of course I’m interested in Chu’s follow-up.
There is a book about a kid in Africa called ‘things fall apart’ that I read in college. I wonder if Harry Turtledove got the title from that. I think its likely given that he is a historian and that is a bit of a classic.
geek mom looks interesting
Big Turtledove fan here
Very curious about Geek Mom!