New Books and ARCs, 11/7/14

This week’s new books and ARCs, what have arrived at the Scalzi Compound. See anything that trips your trigger? Let me know in the comments.

33 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 11/7/14”

  1. Tammy – Reader, book collector, and reviewer of quality fiction, primarily in the genres of fantasy,science fiction, horror & speculative fiction. The stranger the better...

    Oh I am unbelievably jealous of A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC AHHHHHH!!!

  2. JohnFromGR – Grand Rapids, Michigan – Chief Operations Officer of Caffeinated Press. Editor-in-Chief of The 3288 Review. Martial arts instructor. Web/mobile developer. I write sometimes, too.

    No Subterranean Press book(s) this week? That doesn’t seem to happen often.

  3. Michael Patrick Hicks – Michael Patrick Hicks has worked as a probation officer, a comic book reviewer, news writer and photographer, and, now, author. His work has appeared in various newspapers in Michigan, as well as several The University of Michigan publications, and websites, such as Graphic Novel Reporter and He holds two bachelor's degrees from The University of Michigan in Journalism & Screen Studies and Behavioral Science. His first novel is CONVERGENCE.
    Michael Patrick Hicks

    Black Dog for me.

  4. Haha, “Rise of the Spider Goddess”. There should be a hugo award for best title, because that deserves recognition.

  5. Jim C. Hines – Fantasy author of 50+ published short stories as well as the Magic ex Libris series, the Princess series of fairy tale retellings, the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy, and the Fable Legends tie-in Blood of Heroes. Active blogger. Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Lives in mid-Michigan with his family. More at


    I’m still figuring out how best to squeeze it all onto the cover.

  6. “Old Venus” – reminds me of the beginning of the 1953 film version of War of the Worlds when they skipped over the planet during the overview of the solar system because they weren’t sure what was there.

  7. Bonnie McDaniel – United States – Writer, blogger, reader. I mainly write about things I read and watch, and occasionally rant about politics. I'm not afraid of arguing--I rather like it, but I also know when to cut my losses. (On the Internet, that point usually comes sooner rather than later.)

    Tricia Sullivan’s “Shadowboxer.” I’ve heard good things about it.

  8. I’m guessing that Old Venus = swamps and semi-primitive amphibian-type aliens with greatly advanced biological-science skills?

  9. Janet W. Hardy – Eugene, OR – Janet W. Hardy is an author and educator in the field of alternative sexualities, and a memoirist about her own alternative sexualities and their sequelae. Check out her website at
    Janet W. Hardy

    You’ll have loads of fun with The Killer Wore Leather.

  10. Oh yes, definitely “The Killer wore Leather” by Laura Antoniou. A mürder most justified. And And its story is not “only” excellently told, but way more than 50 ways of funny.

  11. What a tempting stack! I’ve already greatly enjoyed myself with The Killer Wore Leather, though, from first page to last, and now I desperately want to attend a big kink convention.

  12. First thing caught my eye: Black Dog. “Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove.” And written by someone named Caitlin. I could read this.

  13. Marion: is it wrong of me that for I second I read that as “Came back from vacation to find my Ark of the Covenant in the mail”? (Yes, it’s well past my bedtime, why do you ask?

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