New Books and ARCs, 2/15/17

Here’s a super-sized stack of new books and ARCs that arrived over the last couple of days to the Scalzi Compound. I just know there’s something calling to you from the stack. Tell us what it is in the comments!

31 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 2/15/17”

  1. It’s Take Your Daughter to ARC Day.

    Looking forward to Brimstone and The Reluctant Queen, and the Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter is tantalizing.

  2. Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter sounds interesting.

    Just a quick story – I picked a book based on it’s cover – a flashy photo drawing type that looked like Captain Mal. 5% into the book I just had to stop. It was awful.

  3. So Wesley Snipes has gotten into the fiction game. The IRS doesn’t play around, makes a man do things that you wouldn’t normally think he’d do =) “Always bet on black” -Passenger 57 and also me playing roulette.

  4. Brimstone will make an excellent gift for an upcoming birthday; going to order now before I forget.

  5. Prey of Gods is on my list to be read, as is Becky Chamber’s Orbit. They are a priority.

  6. How many ARC’s do you have time to read? It’s great to receive them. However, I’m a librarian and I find reading even a smaller number than you post overwhelming (although many are worth the time and effort)!

  7. I’ve read the pixels off of my e-copy of A Closed and Common Orbit, so should probably get a physical one as well.

  8. ooo! Cherie Priest! I haven’t looked her up in a loooong time; I should see how many I’ve missed.

  9. Two books in one stack following the form of “The Something’s Daughter”. Could this be the start of a shift in title trends? I know we’ve spent quite a while with the titles being “The girl in the thing” or ” The girl with the thing” or “The Thing Girl”. Maybe now we’re landing in “The Something’s Daughter”? (And this strikes me as an absurd way of titling things, if that’s the protagonist. She’s defined solely by her relationship to her parents?)

  10. Read “The Last Days of New Paris” last year, found it to be aggressively weird, a good thing.

  11. A Closed and Common Orbit is really good, along with the first one, A long Way to A Small Angry Planet. You can read “Orbit” without reading Long Way first. It can stand alone.

  12. A new China Mieville and a new Hilo always get me very excited.

    I haven’t read B. Catling before. But given that Alan Moore praised Catling’s “The Vorrh,” this would definitely be worth a look.

  13. Does “The Last Days of New Paris” take place in Ohio? I’ve always felt there’s insufficient Dayton in my SFF.

  14. A bookstore friend said they already got an advanced copy of Neal Stephenson’s Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. – did you manage to get one of those? It isn’t supposed to be out for 4 more months.

    And if you did, PM me your asking price…

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