New Books and ARCs

I’ve got a super-sized stack of new books and ARCs for today, because apparently March is like that. There’s some fabulous stuff in here — what grabs you? Tell us in the comments!

29 Comments on “New Books and ARCs”

  1. The Penric novellas are great; I’ve been getting them in ebook form. I’m not sure if that is a collected edition or just one of them done up fancy. Anyone know?

  2. I played Headspace with Mark Richardson at GenCon last year. We didn’t get much past character creation (which is an involved process), but it was staggeringly fun.

  3. On Penric: I bought the small-press, signed limited edition book of the second novella – this looks to be the same one.

  4. I think that’s the Subterranean Press print of Penric and the Shaman.
    Those of you who haven’t heard, the 4th Penric novella, Mira’s Last Dance, is out as of a couple of days ago at the usual ebook locations.
    Lois said on Goodreads recently that there are no plans yet for a collected Penric volume.

  5. What’s the process by which you read them (if you do at all)?

    Top to bottom? Sortition? Authors with attractive headshots only?

  6. Cover for Prey of God’s by Nicky Drayden is gorgeously enticing.

    Something is lacking in me for Bujold; simply can’t click. Any suggestions for good starting points?

  7. Penric and the Shaman was very good. As was the third book in the series. Fun watching Penric mature.

  8. Penric and the Shaman arrived yesterday from Subterranean.
    This has forced me to finally get around to listening to Penric’s Demon (which isn’t in that old fashioned paper format).
    And there are two more you say?

  9. John, at least on my desktop Windows 7 computer, links are not showing up as links again (even though they work), i.e. no underline or different color. My post just above this as case in point.

  10. Phantom Pains! I *loved* Borderline, and am very anxiously awaiting this sequel. Also, really (surprisingly) enjoyed Blood Rose Rebellion.

  11. Never having heard of the author, my thought was, “Is that a cutesy novel title, or is it actually about how to watch soccer?” [checks] Huh, it’s the latter. I could use such a book, having always found soccer a tediously random game even when I was playing it in school.

  12. As always you can never go wrong with Bujold. Penric and the Shaman is the second of now four stories centered on a new character and set in the Chalion universe with its Five Gods. The first is Penric’s Demon, then Penric and the Shaman, then Penric’s Mission and Mira’s Last Dance just went on sale this week. The series are shorter works sold initially in e-format with SubPress doing special edition hardcovers some time later.

  13. I would commit minor-to-moderate murder for Phantom Pains or Radiate. Also for a collected edition of the Penric novellas…

  14. I saw the title, “The Bones of the Earth,” and immediately went to a combination of Pillars of the Earth and Interred with their Bones, both of which I greatly enjoyed. Looks like that first impression is way off, though!

  15. The first three Penric stories are also available as audiobooks, that is how I got them.

  16. I’ve Played Headspace with Mark at a convention and is was super cyberpunkin’ badass.

  17. I’m looking at the Dark Sky book. I enjoyed Dark Run. I’m curious to see what happens in the sequel.

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