Posted on October 16, 2015
Posted by John Scalzi
A double stack this week, for your pleasure (if for some reason you’re finding it hard to read the titles, here’s a bigger picture). What looks like a nifty read to you? Tell me in the comments!
What’s the title on that one by Nancy Kress? Loved her Yesterday’s Kin
I’d really like Manners & Mutiny to be in my hands right now.
I read Illuminae last month – it was fantastic!
hedzerj: It’s “The Best of Nancy Kress”.
@hedzerj I think it says “The Best of”
The Everything Box and Wendigo. Krampus looks interesting, too.
I totally would say nice things about you if you accidentally shipped me that copy of The Everything Box.
Krampus — seasonally appropriate! Muauahahahahaha!
Manners and Mutiny, Krampus, Howard Carter Saves the World, and Oooh! Mockingbird in print- the shiny!!!
Jealous about the Subterreanan Press Best of Nancy Kress. The Gail Carriger book looks good too.
Thanks Ell and egl. Couldn’t make it out on my phone
I already finished The Authorities. Enjoyable, like all Meyer’s stuff. Still amusing but less slapstick than the Magic 2.0 stuff.
The idea of another Kadrey novel that isn’t Sandman Slim (a series I lost interest in after book 3 or 4) is exciting. I’ve enjoyed every single one of his other books, though Butcher Bird continues to hold my top spot.
Krampus. Sky Lantern. the Illuminae.
I do believe “Manners & Mutiny” et al. may have to go on my wishlist.
I’d love Manners & Mutiny as well. I received Curtsies & Conspiracies for my b-day and will be reading that one soon (hopefully this weekend). Loved the Parasol Protectorate series. I like the title “The Everything Box” so will have to check that out.
Nancy Kress for the win.
(Am I using that slang right? Golly jeepers, I can’t keep up with all this newfangled phraseology.)
Oh, The Everything Box. I was momentarily thinking it was The Anything Box by Zenna Henderson.
Illumina is on my wish list! Krampus also looks interesting.
Our Lady of the Ice, Never Let Me, A Song for the Brokenhearted, The Untold Tale just off the titles & very excited about Mockingbird as I’ve been really enjoying the series.
Prefer “mockingbird” written by Walter Tevis
Oh, jesus, there are Battlefront tie-in novels??
Yes, I thought of The Anything Box too. Come to think of it, it’s been too long since I reread any of Zenna Henderson’s stories.
I’m a big Star Wars fan so the Battlefront novel is already on my Amazon UK list.
The StarWars title had me thinking it was a Twilight crossover for one brief moment…
I picked up “The Authorities”- looks like perfect travel reading. Requested “Illuminae”. Sounds as though it has a nice twisty format.
All of the titles look interesting, but I am most attracted to Krampus and Howard Carter Saves the World.
Untold Tale looks good. High hopes for that one.
A non-“Sandman Slim” Kadrey novel! Very intrigued.
Finally the Star Wars Twilight crossover we’ve been waiting for.
The Never Let Me book – sounds very I Am Legend-ish. Must go find.
Just finished the most recent Sandman Slim. Super excited for this new Kadrey book but I have no idea what it’s about. Time for a certain someone to solicit a ‘Big Idea’ piece.
So, in the Star Wars Twilight crossover, do the Sith Lords sparkle if the sun hits them? Asking for a friend.
For me: Carriger!
Also, wasn’t The Lady Of The Ice already an Ellis Peters novel?
I know many people who liked the Krampus Book, but they are not german, and I found the story is very americanised – if that is actually a word.
Everything Box caught my eye, based upon title alone. (And Krampus, but i’ve recently seen several similarly titled ones in the library)
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought of the Anything Box when I saw the title on the first book… Hmm, I don’t think I have ANY of Zenna Henderson’s books on my Kindle; guess it’s time to check amazon to see if any of them are there. Her “The People” series were among my favorites since I was a teenager…
I’d love to spend a couple of weeks with Illuminae, immerse myself in another space opera, but I don’t have that kind of reading time. But if What The Book (a bookstore in Seoul, South Korea) has a copy of it next weekend, I’ll jump into the book and see where it takes me…
The Everything Box triggered a whole nostalgia cycle for me because it immediately reminded me of The Anything Box by Zenna Henderson, which is one of the best “aliens among us” collection of stories. Ever.
I’m quite keen on Our Lady of The Ice. But I think there may be doubling up of new book piles going on here, I’d swear I added some of the books to my list from previous new book posts…
Howard Carter Saves the World is a terrific read!
You have Gail Carriger’s new book! I am officially jealous.
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