Posted on January 24, 2017
Posted by John Scalzi
You look like you could use an interesting stack of books and ARCs to peruse! Fortunately, I happen to have one right here for you. See anything in this stack that calls to you? Let us all know in the comments!
Ooooooooohhh. A new Brust!
Yeah, the second Instrumentalists book would be my pick.
I’ve got Skill of our Hands in my pile, along with Empire Games by Stross — did you get that earlier?
Steven Brust and Paul Kemp, for sure.
I’m reading it right now, so I can say that Tremontaine is wonderful, not surprising given it’s set in Ellen Kushner’s Riverside series. And Department Zero sounds interesting.
There’s a new book by Steven Brust?!? *want*
(I’ve already got Tremontaine on my Kindle, and recommend it highly.)
Tremontaine, Tremontaine! I loved Privilege of the Sword.
I’m totally unfamiliar with whatever series or universe Tremontaine belongs to. Can someone explain why its spine looks like a standard movie advertisement, with the star’s name above the title and the lesser actors below? Is it an anthology, a shared work, or what?
Where the hell is Tesla? I hope this is a book about a cat that is secretly sentient and goes on amazing adventures and is the only thing keeping the human race from destruction.
180 SECONDS looks like YA Romance. Maybe a nice change of pace for someone other than me. I have DEPARTMENT ZERO but I haven’t started it yet.
I’m dying to read Tremontaine after seeing a little excerpt. That world has always intrigued me — beautifully sketched out and lightly gilded.
I must be wired differently. Occasionally, I get hints like this. First impressions: “Ooh, lovely typography! What’s that one?” (Among the fairly standard condensed grotesque sans-serifs, others stand out. Not that there’s not also a place for the condensed sans-es. Next impression: “Huh, ‘The Wrong Unit,’ now that sounds interesting. Wait, why would I think that’s more interesting than those others. I dunno. Huh.” A lot of great titles in these, but I’m sorry I don’t know most of the series and authors. I am very behind in my To Read pile, but I am (very slowly) catching up.
WHERE THE HELL IS TESLA? Is about a car, not a cat. It’s an autonomous Tesla which drives to Canada after its owner just sends it around a corner to park itself while he shops.
More Riverside! !
Thanks to share this blog
@gottacook: Tremontaine is a serialized story by various authors set in the universe of Ellen Kushner’s Riverside novels, which began with Swordspoint. It was originally published monthly as an e-book but now it’s out in print. This month’s Locus Magazine interviews Kushner.
Brust and White’s “The Skill of Our Hands” will soon be in _my_ hands. ;) And the title “Where the Hell is Tesla” has got a nice, intriguing hook. The genius? The car? A pet? A friend? Will have to learn more.
I’m curious about The God Wave and The Forgotten Girl.
I am hoping the where the hell is tesla is the definitive proof that Tesla was a time traveler.
Gotta love the the title “Where the Hell is Tesla?”. I don’t know anything about it, but I’d pick it up just for the title!
I am curious about The Forgotten Girl. What is it?
Aaaaaaa Tremontaine!! So glad there’s going to be a hard copy!
I listened to “Where the Hell is Tesla?” last year. He self published it and has an interesting blog post on how he promoted it. He also narrated the audio version and did a great job with that.
I found it to be a highly entertaining book!
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