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!

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

  1. If Treasure Planet has similar style artwork as Disney film, I’m so there.

    Ooh, new thought: Disney/Pixar production of Larry Niven’s Ringworld!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. I got my copy of Subterranean Press’ The Border, by Robert McCammon, and the first chapter is engrossing. I’ve never read him but took a chance on this collector’s edition. I will now also get his collector Stinger novel.

  5. 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.

  6. I loved Earth Girl and Earth Star and the minute I can get a copy of them in paperback I’ll add them to my library in a heartbeat. Earth Flight is a given.

  7. JunkChuck – Westsylvania, PA, USA – Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels, growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
    JunkChuck

    I’m a bookwhore–I’d shelve ’em all. I’m curious about the Barzak. Gutenberg’s sounds good (thanks, Gary) and of course the Niven because, well, he’s Niven. Does he still write his own books or do writers just play in his sandbox?

  8. 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 :)

  9. James R. Tuck – Georgia – I write stuff. Scary stuff and hard stuff and stuff that makes you think, or maybe it helps you not to. Stuff like the Deacon Chalk series, the Culvert City Crime Files, Robin Hood Demonslayer (2015), and Hollow Earth. I do tattoos. I take pictures. I Edit-and-Chief at Blammo Books!
    James R. Tuck

    MEL ODOM!
    Not only is Mel one helluva writer he is a helluva nice guy.

  10. 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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