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New Books and ARCs, 9/16/13

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.

By John Scalzi

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40 replies on “New Books and ARCs, 9/16/13”

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?

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…

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)

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.

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.

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