Posted on November 6, 2015
Posted by John Scalzi
With extra added kitten!
Which titles look intriguing to you? Let me know in the comments.
(Kitten not included.)
Placebo Junkies? Title alone is intriguing.
So now the kittens will start to inhabit every picture John takes. It will start with indoor pictures, then they will photo-bomb the sunsets, and then they will sneak into the hotel parking lot pictures, and finally they will start to encroach on the Big Idea cover shots.
Goodbye to the Kitten
My Loaded Claws, My Lonely Kitten
The Kitten Between
Kitten of Innocents
similated Cuban’s Guide to Kitten Santeria
Kitten Moving Really Fast
Kitten of the Imperium
The name of my new YA band (with thanks to Tatiana): The Storm Kittens!
Shouldn’t that have been “Kitten, with extra added new books and ARCs”?
Yup, I also went through my kittens-galore phase (6 kittens at once! even better!). I didn’t have a blog to share all the kitten-wonder, though.
Does… does that say “Quantum Santeria”?
My award for Most Intriguing Title goes to the Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria. I’m not Cuban, but I often find myself in a superposition between rational understanding and emotional commitment, and I can’t fully assimilate to either side. Would be interesting to see what Hernandez is up to.
Speaking of superpositions and critters famous for being in them, the most intriguing feature of the picture is obviously the one that’s “not included”.
I… I’m sorry, John, nothing in that pile interests me as much as Thing One.
I would like to read Kitten of the Imperium, please. :)
Placebo Junkies looks intriguing for a couple of reasons. First, it’s got an intriguing title. Second, Thing One is cute, but I really can’t read a kitten.
The title and design of Placebo Junkies made me look up the book. The book’s synopsis makes me strongly considery buying it. I wonder if they have a pill for tsundoku.
I’m always curious: what on earth do you do with all of the ARCs? I can’t imagine you have time to read them all. Regardless of the answer, thanks for sharing the fun with us.
Based on photographic evidence before us, Thing One seems to be the more literary, book-oriented Thing…
“my loaded gun, my lonely heart” is a great title … but I need happy books right now. Or a kitten.
sure they look cute now. But when they grow up they will be plotting how they are going to off you.
Which title does Thing One recommend?
misterfoo says: November 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm
He gives them to libraries: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/03/09/off-to-the-library/
And once again, John reveals his evil cabalish plans by showing us only Tor books, and definitely absolutely no Baen books. :)
Gotta agree that Cuban’s Guide and Placebo Junkies are the most intriguing titles, judging purely on titles. Though Loaded Gun, Lonely Heart isn’t too far behind. As for names, Nye is the main one that leaps out at me. She’s collaborated on a bunch of stuff I’ve liked. Kitty is cute, but I don’t need more feline companions at the moment.
“The life of the mind” does not include kittens. Please give us material to “think” about
Using the kittens to shill for your fellow authors eh? Guess you really have no shame.
Placebo Junkies looks as though it might be funny. I can use funny.
Apparently I’m the only one that was immediately intrigued by The Cold Between.
Placebo Junkies seems intriguing.
That Cuban’s Guide … Quantum … title wins for most quirky, intriguing title, followed by Placebo Junkies, but that name, Bonesteel (if read as “Bone Steel” instead of Bon-e-steel / -stell) is really intriguing besides.
Is Thing 1 looking for trans-dimensional portals, there? Or purr-using titles? (Ouch, sorry.) Literary cats are always welcome.
CYOOT CYOOT CYOOT WANT WANT WANT …. what books?
Placebo Junkies sounds like … not science fiction. Wow.
Dystopia? Yeah, I live there. NE. How about you?
I read that title as “simulated cuban’s guide to santeria”, which is a book I would definitely take off the store shelf to look into.
That looks like a kitten ready to start its reading career.
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