Today’s New Books and ARCs, 7/11/14
Posted on July 11, 2014 Posted by John Scalzi 29 Comments
And here to take us into the weekend, a new stack of books and ARCs what arrived at the Scalzi Compound this week. What catches your eye? Let me know in the comments.
I have The Graveyard Book already…I need to check out the Cherie Priest title.
Looking forward to the Irregular Verbs collection.
I’m also all a twitchy waiting for Tigerman (from your last pile). That’ll send me into hiding for however long it takes to devour it.
I’ve got that one pre-ordered!
Is the Graveyard Book the graphic novel? I’ve been looking for that one for our library.
New question – different that the ones I asked the last time you posted about the ARC’s you got; so here goes..
Does your postie hate you cause you get so many books??
I gather the saving grace for him is that you being semi-rural, he drives a truck.
Is “The Ultra Thin Man” an homage to :The Thin Man” series, by Dashiell Hammett? Do Nick and Nora Charles (or Asta) at least have a cameo?
The title Irregular Verbs and Other Stories certainly sounds intriguing.
JJS, here’s the Big Idea on Irregular Verbs from a few weeks ago: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/06/17/the-big-idea-matthew-johnson/
I have been looking forward to the Ultra Thin Man.
Irregular verbs sounded interesting until I read a review.
The title Dust and Light makes my mind see pretty things, and makes me want to read it.
Marie, it’s more a nod to classic noir than the actual novel. There is, however, quite by accident, a cameo of one character. Sorta. Kinda. At least in name…
I’m dissappointed that the Ultra Thin Man’s title is set in bold.
Dust and Light! Carol Berg is amazing.
Looking forward to the new Carol Berg!
Dust and Light! Love Carol Berg.
Maplecroft! Because the world needs to be saved by Lizzie Borden.
I have suuuuch a yen for Maplecroft.
Nice to see The Butcher up there. The author is a distant cousin of mine.
I’m curious as to how similar this “The Graveyard Book” is to the one Gaiman put out a few years ago.
Also, I guess regular Thin Man just wasn’t thin enough.
Maplecroft is all pre-ordered. I have everything she’s written. (You too, Mr. Scalzi)
Noir is cool! Thanks, Patrick!
@MrManny: The presence of “Russell” on the cover suggests that this edition is illustrated by P. Craig Russell. IMO that makes it worth buying in its own right, even if none of the text has changed from the original.
And,look! Another Jim Butcher–oh, wait. No, it’s not.
Carol Berg’s books are really fun, too.
Ahh, ok, so it’s the same book, just with a different illustrator. Not a different book with the same title.
Yeah! (another squeal of excitement for Cherie Priest’s book)
Here’s the scoop on the Graveyard Book graphic novel. Basically, it’s volume 1 of 2, and is illustrated by P. Craig Russell and a bunch of other artists. I already have it on reserve at my FLCS.
The Graveyard Book (novel) is outstanding. Didn’t know there was a graphic novel version until I read the comments.