Posted on June 10, 2014
Posted by John Scalzi
Booksies, my precious! These are books that are out now or are about to be. See anything here that makes your heart flutter? Let me know in the comments.
Girl with all the Gifts is incredibly. Really, really good.
Ah! That’s a Daniel Wilson book I see there. I like his work. Yea!
Seconding @David, Girl With All the Gifts should absolutely be on everyone’s reading list this summer.
well, the Wool, that goes without saying, especially since it’s a Sub Press edition. The Daniel H. Wilson as well. Haven’t (or at least don’t remember) heard about the Girl with all the Gifts book, I will have to look into that one some.
Can’t go wrong with David Drake.
The Hugh Howey books are fantastic. Wool is a little slow to get started, but the momentum definitely builds. I tore through all 3 of those books.
I haven’t read the Howey books yet, but my wife really liked them. Robopocalypse was good enough that I’d read the sequel. Stirling has written some good stuff. I’m not familiar with the rest of it.
I loved all the Howey books, and I can’t wait to read Girl With All The Gifts. Lucky man!
The Girl With All The Gifts has been getting wonderful buzz, plus I really enjoyed Mike Carey’s Castor Felix series, so that’s my first choice. I have added the Howey books to my to buy later list, but I’ve also declared July a no buying books month, because there are 14 books on the tbr shelf right now.
Howey and Drake would be my starters, although all these comments about The Girl With All The Gifts has gotten me interested in it.
Wool just showed up on a friend’s “what should I read” comment list so I think that might have to be an ebook purchase or a trip to my library. Like others, people’s comments about The Girl With All The Gifts have piqued my interest.
I had a smaller than usual mailbag this week. (Caveat: that link goes to a video, in case you dislike those.) I’d received Girl with All the GIfts last week and am making a priority review out of it.
Those darn Lock In ARCs are a mite slippery to put your hands on, I must say.
Wool, Shift, and Dust by Subterranean Press compose a signed numbered set, collectively worth $180. And they…just sent them to you, John? /gulp, must become internet-famous!
TMW: Love SFReviews.net, of which Mailbag Monday is a smile on dreary mondays. Saw your face – and heard your words! – on The Atheist Experience of all places. Next I’ll discover you’re a regular there. (Yes, I am that lame.)
I want to get a hold of Robogenesis, I am concerned though because the preview chapter over on Boing Boing makes it sound like the war is still ongoing.
The “new books and ARCs” entries are almost as troubling as the “Big Idea” entries. If I spend too much time at them, I find my “to read” list is overwhelmed.
Saw the Howey books. Hit his website, Amazon, Goodreads. Convinced not only to add it to my list, but that the omnibus edition may be purchased in the next few minutes and my current book may get pushed aside.
Then I came here (I usually read the blog via email/rss) and most of the comments included something positive about the series.
It is all good frustration, but frustration nonetheless. There aren’t enough hours left in my life to cover all the reading I want to do….
Wow. I’d love to get my hands on those Sub Press copies of Howey’s WOOL books. Wow.
Girl With All the Gifts is far and away the best thing in that pile.
Wright’s “Cataloguing the World” looks like the thing that could be awesome and a learning experience (The Professor and the Madman, say, or Into Thin Air) or dry and dull, depending on presentation. Looking forward to checking it out.
Wait – I thought Stirling had stopped writing “The General” series with THE REFORMER.
The last two have been co-written by Drake and Eric Flint (THE TYRANT) and Tony Daniel (THE HERETIC). Unless this is another compilation.
I wonder if authors get giddy when they see their books show up in your ARC pile?
I like Sarah McCarry
Stirling and Drake? Be still, my heart! I met Steve a few years ago; he’s pretty awesome. Beyond that, I love the “General” series.
Read Wool and liked it. Haven’t read the other two yet.
Bought Wool: The Graphic Novel for Kindle, but haven’t read it yet, either.
Those are some gorgeous hardbound editions of the Wool trilogy, which I have not read. I have heard wonderful things about Girl With All The Gifts!
You’ve got to read the Girl With All the Gifts. I read it EVERYWHERE, constantly because I could not help myself. Yay for iPhone reading apps.
Popping in way to late, but Kym Lindsey: “Beyond that, I love the “General” series.”
This IS the “General” series, reissued yet again. You have read this already and I doubt they’ve even rescanned the maps.
But note there are two recent books in the larger series, “The Heretic” and “The Savior”, set on another planet, this one looking a lot like ancient Egypt.
Just recently read Wool. It is a bit bleak, but I enjoyed it. Haven’t gotten to the follow-up books yet.
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