Posted on August 7, 2015
Posted by John Scalzi
The last collection of new books and ARCs for about three weeks, on account of my upcoming book tour. So enjoy this while you can! Anything in the stack that speaks to you? Tell me in the comments!
House of Shattered Wings is really good. I liked it a lot.
My copy of the Alan Moore book just came in. One day I will have time to read it.
Alan Moore novel? What?
Rich and interesting selection! That photo got me to put 6 books on my wishlist.
Hilo – Winick did good work in the DC world, but we need more all ages comics that aren’t based on TV shows or dystopic worldviews.
Well, the group of Penguin books certainly caught my eye.
I’ve already preordered House of Shattered Wings, and I really want to read The Sea Is Ours.
The Art of Language Invention looks fascinating.
The Professor Challenger book could be interesting. I don’t usually enjoy writers playing with other writers’ characters, but Challenger isn’t nearly as overdone as Holmes. The only other non-Doyle Challenger I can think of was in Sherlock Holmes’s War Of The Worlds, and Manly Wade Wellman can do no wrong.
Definitely found Voice of the Fire an overall positive experience and an excellent book, but I wouldn’t say it’s a feelgood story — definitely disturbing and thought-provoking. Not sure why it’s appearing in your list: reprint?
I remember Charles Beaumont wrote a number of memorable episodes of the original Twilight Zone, so this news of a reprint of his short stories is great.
The Alan Moore I have a copy of from years ago, but I’m happy to see it’s also back in print. Now if only Moore’s “Jerusalem” will come out…
Judd Winick is hit or miss for me. I love his “Barry Ween” and “Pedro and Me” as well as his “Green Lantern” stories. But some of his other work such as his attempt to reinvent the Billy Batson Captain Marvel fell short for me. So I’ll cross my fingers on this.
Oh, wow! I didn’t realize David Peterson had put out a book on this topic. I saw him speak in several panels at my first WorldCon and he’s *brilliant.* He’s also the guy who’s been fleshing out the Dothraki language for HBO’s Game of Thrones. (I’m guessing you already know this :> )
Sophie Littlefield. I loved Aftertime; you do not want to cross her protagonists.
My interest is a bit peaked by the Professor Challenger book. Not much in the way of Challenger stories… ;-)
I’m glad they’re bringing back The Case against Satan. It was The Exorcist ten years earlier. It was where I learned that age is a caricaturist and first heard the joke about the priest’s son.
The Southeast Asian steampunk anthology. I’m not much interested in steampunk, but very much what might be done without outside of the US/Europe.
I so want The House of Shattered Wings. I have a friend who is in the Challenger anthology. Do you actually get the time to read all these books?
The crazy looking cover probably matches the crazy ass contents of Alan Moore’s book.
Oh, the Penguin Orange! It always holds such promise.
Another for Art of Language Invention. Literary conlangs are odd animals since as copyrighted creations of (usually) a single person, they don’t tend to show the diachronic changes of natural languages. There’s probably a thesis topic in there somewhere.
The House of Shattered Wings for me. I just checked out Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth and I ordered since I think my girls will eat that one up.
The Art and Language of Invention. Because David Peterson is brilliant and so are his ConLang friends. I am not a ConLanger myself but I know many of them and they totally blow my mind when they geek out on language.
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