New Book and ARCs, 8/17/16

Feast your eyes on these new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound in the last couple of weeks. Anything here you’d like to dig into? Tell us in the comments.

Also, starting tomorrow I’ll be at MidAmeriCon II, this year’s Worldcon. Here’s my schedule there. If you’ll be there, come see me! If you’re not there, I probably won’t update here until Monday, although I am likely to be on Twitter off and on over the next several days. Either way, have a fabulous second half of your week. Catch you later!

By John Scalzi

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22 replies on “New Book and ARCs, 8/17/16”

I’ll second the anticipation for Shadowed Souls, forgottenrat. Not only a new Dresden Files short (and focused on Molly Carpenter!) but also a new Greywalker story from Kat Richardson. It’s a thrill to see more from her, since she’s been taking a bit of a hiatus from writing since Revenant, though she did contribute a collaborative story featuring Harper Blaine to the new Urban Allies anthology. I am seriously jealous that you get to read this one now, Scalzi, while I have to wait until November like a mere mortal.

My wife and I are at MidAmeriCon II, but we live a few miles from the locale of Summer of Night. It has always been one of my favorite horror novels. My copy arrived from Subterranean on the day before we left for KC. It is indeed gorgeous.

I have to be honest, I think Summer of Night is one of the few books I started but never finished. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the Hyperion Cantos, The Terror, The Abominable, Black Hills and I think Carrion Comfort is one of the most terrifying books I’ve ever read. But I lost all respect for Dan Simmons when he pulled a Michael Crichton right-wing pivot when he wrote Flashback. Sorry to politicize this but Simmons started it: I won’t vote for Trump and I won’t give Simmons any more of my hard-earned dollars.

I just finished this census-taker and it’s amazing. It’s very different from most of his stuff, and it is a novella, not a novel-length tale, so it suggests more than it actually tells.

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