New Books and ARCs, 7/3/14
Posted on July 3, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 34 Comments
Just in time for the Independence Day holiday: New books and ARCs that have arrived at the Scalzi Compound this week. Let me know in the comments which works here appeal to you.
Wow, this is a new one: only one title I’ve even heard of & zero off my to get list. =boggles=
Hmm, lots of nicey niceness there. New Harkaway, Erikson. My most recent mailbag has some pretty nice things, including one by that “Schmalzi” guy who’s won some Hugos or Oscars or something.
The Memory Singer. Great title. No nothing about it, but now I’m curious. Like my old college days.
I would at least leaf through the Traffic/Magic one.
If you don’t know about
Mojo NixonHarkaway, then your store could use some fixin’.
Oo, oo! Sam Cabot! (I’m a sucker for S.J. Rozan in her solo mystery career, and can’t wait to eat–umm… read the paranormal collaboration.)
Anything by Kim Newman would be first off the pile for me.
I’m still waiting to read Sumit Basu’s other book (Turbulence), so I’d be interested in Resistance afterwords.
Interesting, the bottom 3 look like graphic novel goodness. Gonna have to inspect those.
Once again all books by people I’ve not only never read, but never heard of.
I am finally going to ask the questions that have been growing like your stacks of books.
1) How often do you get these piles?
2) What is the average number that you get each time?
3) How many do you actually read
4) What do you do with them all???
Inquiring minds are standing by for your response.
I came here exactly to ask what The Silversmith asked, except I was just going to limit it to maybe the third one because I’m not so nosy. But I kinda do wanna know all the answers.
My hubby read Tigerman and loved it! It’s getting a lot of buzz in libraryville.
That’s not actually Erikson’s new novel, right? Just a promo of the first chapter, or something like that? He’s written prologues thicker than the pictured book.
As my eye scanned down the picture, these were my thoughts:
It’s definitely time for some shuteye…
Scalzi: Thanks! (
and wow! you answered me – I shall be floating on air all evening. Off to hammer on some silver.
Deadout by Jon McGoran–That’s the sequel to Drift. It’s been on my list to look for. Drift was stellar! Also Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic by David Sklar & Sarah Avery–with a title like that, how can you resist?
I like those Underland Press books–they look like Dover thrift editions.
Tigerman, definitely. Weirding Willows was discussed on SF Signal recently, also looks interesting.
I find the bilious green of the Kiss of Deception cover offputting.
Tigerman certainly stands out.
I have Tigerman sitting on my bench and now I am officially on holidays, it is the first and most welcome reward for making it through another semester of teaching :)))
The only one I know I already read: the new Harkaway.
(Bonus trivia geek stuff: NH is the son of John le Carré)
My wife will be all about the Harkaway, but the Newman’s my top choice.
Deadout! (*Notice of bias: the Chemist loved Drift, John’s a local friend, AND it’s a great book)
Is Jack Cady still alive? Anyway, reprint or original, that looks good.
Tigerman sort of jumps out at me. I have an ARC of The Kiss of Deception but I still haven’t really gotten past the first few chapters yet. It’s a little confusing in the beginning but I’m hoping it’s going to get better soon.
Nick Harkaway’s “Gone Away World” was brilliant. Looking forward to Tigerman.
I’ve been looking forward to the Erikson novella. It’s a black comedy about necromancers, and I bet Scalzi would enjoy it.
I’d go with Kim Newman’s book – he’s excellent at writing about the Victorian period and does fantasy well in general – whatever ghost story book he has out sounds like it’d be worth a read.
Of course, I like the Underland books . . . but, removing myself from the equation, the Erikson would jump to the top of my list.
I still have The_Jonah_Watch from the 1983 edition. It survived downsizing. Well worth reading.