Today’s New Books and ARCs, 5/22/15

As we go into the weekend, a nice collection of new books and ARCs for you to peruse and to consider for your own collections. What looks interesting to you? You have a whole comment thread in which to opine!

31 Comments on “Today’s New Books and ARCs, 5/22/15”

  1. Karen A. Wyle – I'm an appellate attorney, an author, a photographer, a politics junkie, and a Hoosier (aka intermittent fan of IU basketball). My published work (aside from law review/legal journal articles) includes multiple science fiction novels, some near future and some involving other planets, equipped with aliens. More recently, I've veered off into historical romance, specifically a series called Cowbird Creek and set in 1870s Nebraska. I've also published one nonfiction book, Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers. While originally intended to help writers use accurate details in their legal settings and expand the scope of such stories, I realized while writing it -- and have heard from readers -- that it could also be of use and interest to students, immigrants, and anyone interested in better understanding the American legal landscape. My other blog, Looking Around, is at
    Karen A. Wyle

    You can never have too many Man-Kzin War stories!

  2. Squee on the Jim Butcher – he totally unjumped the shark with his last book and I’m looking for more. I wonder what the Kluwe book will be like – he’s smart, but I’m not sure yet how interesting he can be.

  3. Dept. of Ambiguous Titles: I wasn’t certain if Revision was fiction, or non-fiction about writing. From the Amazon synopsis, fiction. (With an interesting premise: Change an entry on a Wikipedia-like site, and it can alter reality to match. Oh dear.)

  4. Robert Enders – New Haven, Indiana – I'm the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Allen County, Indiana. I work as a private security officer in Fort Wayne. In my spare time, I write science fiction.
    Robert Enders

    SpaceGeek, he has been tweeting about that before. After reading “Beautiful Unique Sparkleponies“, this next book should be interesting.

  5. wildbilbo – My name is Kristian Thoroughgood, alternately known as KT to my friends, or @WildBilbo on twitter. As of August 2015, I am forty years old. Australian. My blog is intended to be both a place for me to polish my creative writing muscles (not a double entendre) and for others to read and comment on my musings. Expect short stories, articles, essays and other brain dumps. My opinions are my own, and whilst I take care to be at least moderately informed about any topic I speak or write about, these opinions are subject to rapid change in the face of passionate arguments and greater evidence. Please note - on my blog, Evidence beats Passion.

    Some of These look great. I’ve read (& reviewed) Revision; its enjoyable – recommended.

  6. Is Earth Fight an ARC? it does not match the Pyr editions of the two earlier books. Also it’s not due out until september. Being in the UK, the Harper Voyager edition was out last August so I’ve read it, but I want the hardback.
    This is my favorite YA series, but i wonder if it is what older people like myself think a YA book should be, rather than what young adults wish to read.

  7. 14! When will these Man-Kzin Wars finally end? At what price will the war of attrition finally toll? I am legitimately at awe that Niven continues to collect fine stories in roman numeral volumes. 14, wow.

  8. I just purchased Revision yesterday. Looks really interesting so I’m looking forward to getting into that one.

  9. I guess I’ve been in some deep, dark cave….I didn’t know Niven had written about the Man-Kzin Wars other than in passing in “Ringworld”…..

  10. Baffled by Proven Guilty – didn’t that come out in hardback a bunch of years ago? I seem to remember my library copy being that way.

  11. E.C. Myers – I'm a young adult author who spends too much time on the internet. My novels FAIR COIN and QUANTUM COIN were published in 2012 by Pyr Books.
    E.C. Myers

    Geoff, that’s what Pyr’s ARCs tend to look like — very basic. The artwork for the U.S. edition of EARTH FLIGHT definitely matches the others in the series. The book is incredible, and you’re right that it isn’t exactly typical of most YA, but I think it will appeal to plenty of young readers!

  12. Why do I know the name Chris Kluwe? (It’s ok, I’ll google it in a minute) Also, as an FYI, the Man-Kzin series is not written by Niven himself, other than those first few stories of course. I enjoyed the stories in the IX-XIII releases(Peace Corben rules. That is all.). In my giant stack of books waiting to be read, I have Treasure Planet, a retelling of the classic RL Stevenson romp, Treasure Island, set in the Man-Kzin universe.

    (And all this Niven talk has reminded me of a commenter over on PZ Myers blog(he posted about the Hugo/Puppies about a month ago), who likened the actions of VD to those of the Thrintun. Hee hee!)

  13. Jay – New Bern, NC – INGREDIENTS: coffee, books, music, podcasts, NPR, cats, movies, the Oxford comma, and Netflix - - - WARNING: may contain nuts - - - MADE IN THE USA
    Jay E.

    Illuminae looks interesting.

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