New Books and ARCs, 1/30/17

As the month of January draws to a close, there’s just enough time to get in one more stack of new books and ARCs! What here looks tempting to you? Tell us all in the comments!

33 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 1/30/17”

  1. What’s that “The Schooldays of Jesus” about (if not simply what it says on the tin)? Intriguing…

  2. City of Miracles for sure — Bennett’s previous City… books were both amazing, complex fantasies with non-standard protagonists.

  3. My first grader and I cannot wait for the new Hamster Princess. It just will not arrive quickly enough.

  4. Really looking forward to Red Sister’s arrival in bookstores…maybe not quite as much as I am looking forward to the Collapsing Empire, but still.

    Couldn’t get into reading as much in the last year as I normally do. But I’m so glad to see some of my favorite authors are releasing new titles this year. Thinking we are all going to need high-quality SF & fantasy as a respite from day-to-day America for awhile.

  5. Hmm… New Susan Matthews? The Jurisdiction is pretty dystopic, but always interesting!

    I hope that’s the new novel, and not just an omnibus of old Jurisdiction tales…

  6. Golly, ALL those titles look good. However, my To Read pile is still teetering dangerously, and my budget for February is NIL, so…anything will have to wait.

    But dang, those all sound like good reads from the titles.

    (OK, so I’m a guy, nd grown, so Hamster Princess would not be a likely choice for me, yet I’ve gotta give props for a great title and it does sound like it’d be great fun for kids and the kids-at-heart. And hey, I have no objection to hamster princesses in general, though I might prefer a democratically elected hamster…er, wait, I fear I’ve somehow gone off on a wild hamster tangent…. Very close to a wild hare, only smaller and more hamstery….)

  7. Just let me say that any new Lawrence Block book will surely be good. He’s one of my favorite writers in the crime fiction genre.

  8. I read an arc of The Bear and the Nightingale. Non-traditional narrative, feels like you stepped right into a Russian folktale. Wonderful.

    And I’ve enjoyed tons by Wen Spencer, so that one stood out as well.

  9. Hamster Princess 4 by Ursula Vernon is a must for me. I just finished her Castle Hangnail, which was delightful.

  10. Christopher Browne: Sorry, but Fleet Renegades is the 2nd omnibus of the Jurisdiction novels. The new book Blood Enemies is due out later this year (though the eARC is available now.)

  11. Not one, but 2 books with spine damage?!? This hurts me in my soul. Poor babies, crippled before they even had a chance to fulfill their destiny.

  12. Coetzee is generally good.
    John, do you read all of these ARCs that you get? I know it’s part of your job as a writer to keep up with what others are producing, but where do you find the time and if not all, how do you pick?

  13. Red Sister. Just finished Wheel of Osheim a few weeks ago and some more Lawrence would be good.

    Looking at these stacks is kind of overwhelming. I remember the years when it was at least vaguely possible to convince oneself that you had read or at the very least were aware of, every significant SF/Fantasy book published. These days I normally see multiple people getting giddy over authors I’ve never even heard of. The last stack had ONE author who I recognized, and I think I’ve only ever read one of his books. This one was a bit more familiar territory but still.

  14. I’ve always wondered, how many of these books do you actually read and what do you do with the rest of them?

  15. I’m always surprised to see titles like that by Lawrence Block that probably aren’t science fiction in the stack. What percentage is not s-f? Wish I could see if this is new or a reprint, and from what series, if it is.

  16. Black Wolves of Boston & City of Miracles have been on my list for a while. Also, I may have to check out Hamster Princess just because of the title. :)

  17. Space opera / military sci-fi are currently a favorite genre, so I’d pick up Fleet Renegade first.
    With the present political situation I’ve started boycotting where I think it might help, so I’d pick up the Simon & Schuster book last.

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