New Books and ARCs, 8/22/14

Got a fair amount of books and ARCs this week. What looks good to you? Let me know in the comments!

43 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 8/22/14”

  1. Fool’s Assassin!? *grabbyhands* :)

    I wait with bated breath for each Robin Hobb book!

  2. Chris L. Owens – Chris Owens believes that it’s never too early or too late for any of us to be a hero. For most of his life, he has enjoyed reading about the exploits of heroes in both traditional and graphic novels. He still dreams of receiving spider powers from a radioactive spider bite or super speed from being doused by electrified chemicals. While waiting for a dying alien to present him with a fantastic power ring, Chris decided to write a series of books featuring his own fictional hero. The first volume of the series is currently in the revision phase. Chris is an alumnus of the University of Missouri, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Master’s in Business Administration. His first publishing credit was writing a study guide for the University’s Independent Study division while in graduate school. A lifelong Missouri resident, Chris lives with his family in suburban Kansas City.
    Chris L. Owens

    Been anticipating reading the new James Rollins, hopefully I’ll get to it soon.

  3. City Of Stairs. The title make me giggle. But, looking the Amazon blurb, meh. I pick “Acceptance” just to finish off the trilogy.

  4. Acceptance & 6th Extinction (though I *really shouldn’t start any new series w/ 800+ titles already on my to get list… =( )

  5. New Robin Hobb is at the top of my queue. Nancy Kress looks interesting too. A little slip of a book sandwiched between all the fat ones, which used to be a turn off, but now (with so many on my to read list), short has its appeal.

  6. The Southern Reach books have been some of the best stuff published this year, so “Acceptance” is at the top of my list from this stack.

  7. Acceptance! Kudos to Jeff for writing the entire trilogy in one burst – the first volume appeared in February. The first two were outstanding, so really looking forward to the third.

    Also, “Beautiful Blood”, but I already have that (just haven’t read it yet).

  8. I have to read Acceptance to find out what happens.

    I loved City of Stairs (I have an ARC of it). Nancy Kress has great ideas and fleshes them out well, overall, so that one might be interesting.

  9. Eagerly awaiting the Robin Hobb! Gotta get me one of those. I read an ARC of City of Stairs and liked it.

  10. Clearly someone at the Post Office mixed up our mail. I must call them Monday. Hopefully they will retrieve my PFH book.

  11. Anya – Midwest USA – Book blogger at who loves Sci-fi and Fantasy!

    I just read Yesterday’s Kin today and was quite happy with how the aliens were handled :)

  12. I gotta admit, I’m curious to see where the new Star Wars EU is gonna go. The EU has been one of my (very) guilty pleasures.

  13. I wouldn’t want the Pathfinder books or Star Wars, but other than that: grab, grab, grabby, grab! That stack’s a real feast :).

  14. Looking forward to the Star Wars book. There’s been a lot of anticipation on the forums that I help moderate.

  15. I received an advance copy of City of Stairs via Library Thing; it was excellent (as are all of Bennett’s books). Reminded me of China Mieville’s The City and the City in setting – both books are police procedurals, but completely different in execution.

    My wife is currently reading the copy of the Hobb that I bought for her at Loncon, and I’m not haring any complaints.

  16. Fool’s Assassin is already on my Kindle, patiently waiting for me to finish The Widow’s House by Daniel Abraham (only a few more pages). Looking forward to Acceptance as well .. but only after I read Lock In!

  17. Rich Jones – Rich Jones lives with his family in the north eastern United States. He has worked in the Healthcare and Information technology fields for many years. His interests run to Reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, Rock and Heavy Metal music, practicing Martial Arts and technology in general. He has only just started to publish the writing that he has been doing as a hobby of years.
    Rich Jones

    Top of my list is Fool’s Assassin, Hamilton, and Star Wars. Now based on the comments I am looking at some of these other books now. Mission accomplished.

  18. Zeus is Dead seems really funny, so I’m looking forward to that. As well as James Rollins’ The 6th Extinction, I really enjoy the Sigma Force series.

  19. I read all of Robert Jackson Bennett’s other work last year, and especially loved The Troupe and American Elsewhere. City of Stairs is number one on my list from that pile, which is good because I just pre-ordered it.

  20. I just re-read The FarSeer Trilogy and The Tawny Man series in anticipation of the new Robin Hobb book. I’m really looking forward to it. I need to read VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, so I’m hopeful for “Acceptance” too.

  21. Oh! Oh! ‘Fool’s Assassin’ has been on my TBR list for ages. Argh! Sometimes I feel I’ll never get through all this reading.

  22. Seeing the stack of books you get in regularly, You have to be an extremely prolific writer just to keep ahead on buying new bookshelves.
    Either that or a good carpenter.

  23. I about ready to publish my eBook (only e), and I just realized I don’t have a spine design – only a cover one. I never thought of that.

    I like ZEUS is Dead and Hieroglyph (the theme of this last one is one of my most favorite things to write about).

  24. I read “Beautiful Blood” a week ago, and it’s really stayed with me. Shepard was about as good as SF/Fantasy writers get. Such a good book, and a fine farewell.

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