New Books and ARCs, 11/25/16
Posted on November 25, 2016 Posted by John Scalzi 30 Comments
Here’s your Black Friday edition of the new books and ARCs that have come in to the Scalzi Compound. Anything here you’d put on your wish list? Tell us about it in the comments!
ATSOT was… Weird. It’s like Weber said “Oh crap I really should finish this story” and then it cascaded quickly into something resending resolution.
I’m itching to read Six Wakes by Our Lafferty! It sounds awesome! :D
Timothy Zahn? I’m in.
I had the same feeling on ATSOT – it felt like the last few chapters were “do I really want to drag this out into another book? Nahh, but let’s leave a bunch of stuff unresolved just in case”
I am enjoying the stories in Invisible Planets!
Oh, excellent, new Rachel Neumeier *rubs hands*
I was a little disappointed in ATSOT also. I liked that DW had finally finished the series (although unanswered questions left room for additional books) but it had a hurried feeling. I do look forward to see what he produces next.
Timothy Zahn and Starcraft. Two of my favourite things.
I didn’t like The Vorrh but I thought the prose was good, so I might give The Erstwhile a try.
Semi-relevant (if not, mallet), haven’t seen any Big Ideas pieces for about a month — a dearth and drought of submissions or feature on hiatus or what?
RE: ATSOT, have you readers ever read Weber’s alternate solution to ending the series?
You need to have read his Dahak series to fully appreciate it.
Ooo, new Timothy Zahn and a StarCraft novel that extends the storyline further. One-clicked.
“The Mad Scientist’s Daughter”? I really wouldn’t mind the end of the annoying trend of book titles of the form “The [Dude’s Profession]’s Wife/Daughter.”
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter
Zahn? Shut up and take my money!
@xykademiqz, I’ve made it a personal rule for some time now that I don’t read books called “the man’s woman”. I just… bleh.
But I’ve had Six Wakes preordered for a while now! Woo hoo, can’t wait.
The title Random Dingoes grabbed my attention. But Ira Nayman doesn’t show up on fantastic fiction. is this a first novel?
A new Mur Lafferty? Cool. I’ll go get one.
Another no for Weber: silly ending.
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty and Liu’s Invisible Planets have my interest.
SIX WAKES! :-)
And I see that The Book Smugglers really liked the first DARK DAYS book, THE DARK DAYS CLUB, and said the characterization was good, so I might give it and THE DARK DAYS PACT a try. At first glance it looked more like a paranormal romance than alternate history, but the review makes me think it leans more toward history/adventure.
Wait, this is the last Safehold book? I didn’t know that was even an option. I assumed I’d be reading this series until I die, always getting more and more confused because there’s no way I’m re-reading the entire damned series every year to try and remember who all these characters with idiotically-spelled names are.
And I hate to say it, but it feels like there’s no way he can wrap up everything with just one more book, even a book as big as his tend to be. I’m waiting for it at the library, so I guess I’ll find out in a couple of weeks.
Man. Safehold’s ending. What a time to be alive. Of course, David Gerrold promised that the Chtorr series will be done before Obama leaves office, so maybe I’ll believe it when I see it.
Invisible Planets looks intriguing.
Another vote for Rachel Neumeier.
New Mur Lafferty book? YES please!
I’m super excited for SIX WAKES! I’ve been itching with anticipation since I first read the synopsis.
Yes, yes, yes! I’ve been waiting forever for Six Wakes to be released and it’s nearly here ….
My wish is for all works with women as protagonists and/or title characters forever henceforth to eschew titling said works based on her relationship to someone else or some some feature she has.
If she’s important enough to have a book written about her or a painting done of her, she’s worthy of being recognized as a whole person.
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