New Books and ARCs, 8/28/15

Back after three weeks of touring and these books (and two other stacks, which I will post later) were waiting for me. See anything here you’d put on your own shelves? Tell me in the comments!

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

20 replies on “New Books and ARCs, 8/28/15”

So Treasure Planet is apparently another Man-Kzin Wars title? I didn’t realize those were still being cranked out. I’ve got the first dozen or so on my shelves here and there, then my interest just sort of faded.

I’m probably going to get Earth Flight by Janet Edwards, but I’m a bit on the fence. The series has excellent world-building but is shaky on plot and characterization.

I stopped reading Kim Harrison’s Hollows when they got too over the top for my tastes, but I liked them until then. The Amazon description of The Drafter begins:

Detroit 2030. Double-crossed by the person she loved and betrayed by the covert government organization that trained her to use her body as a weapon, Peri Reed is a renegade on the run.

I’m not sure I feel any sympathy. Has there ever been a covert government organization that trained someone to use their body as a weapon but did not end up betraying them at some point? I don’t understand how they keep on finding recruits, given how nasty their Yelp reviews must be.

My picked up “Sparrows” but had to put it back- it’s written in present tense. Ugh. Why has this become so common? (Oh, great and powerful Scalzi, please make it stop!) The McCammon looks interesting. And he appears to understand the appropriate use of present tense :)

I remember Mel from his Shadowrun days… As far as reading his work, not meeting the guy. I’ve got his Hellgate novel on my to-read shelf. For some reason I always pair him with Nyx Smith.

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