Posted on September 8, 2017
Posted by John Scalzi
Another September weekend, another stack of new books and ARCs for you to peruse. What looks good? Spill in the comments!
(If you need a bigger picture to look at some of the graphic novel titles, here you go.)
Definitely Has the world ended yet. Enquiring minds need to know!
I clicked the link to embiggen, and Yahoo is giving me a Jedi Mind Trick:
This is not the page you’re looking for.
It goes on to say:
It appears you don’t have permission to view this photo or video.
Here are some other photos from John Scalzi instead:
The care and feeding of a pet black hole lol tell us how that one is!
I think I am very curious about “The Care and Feeding of your Pet Black Hole”. Is it YA?
I too am fascinated by the Care and Feeding of your pet Black Hole
Robert Silverberg, yes!!!
You get SO many books. A constant flood. How do you choose what to read?
curious about American Candide. Off to the Google!
The End Of The World is Rye (as we frequently refer to rye whiskey here in Canada)
I always suspected Tequila :P
There are definitely a bunch of titles that are intriguing
Try Looking Ahead
Has the World Ended Yet
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole
Mothership has a subtitle: it’s actually Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond https://www.amazon.com/Mothership-Afrofuturism-Beyond-Bill-Campbell/dp/0989141144
I picked it up last weekend at a con.
Steampunk Southeast Asia?
Sign me up.
I am going to go with Southeast Asian Steampunk and the Black Hole. What an intriguing stack!
Love your choices!
Offtopic news: RIP Jerry Pournelle, who passed away in his sleep today.
Andrew: Well, crap. I expect to get an unhappy phone call from one of my minions, who knew Mr. Pournelle from the LA science fiction and fantasy writer’s organization. I was hoping to do some writer spotting when I was on vacation in LA, but it was not to be, and seems it will not be.
Cultural sidelight (remembering Athena’s venture into Ermagerd!):
Ooo! A new Jonathan Carroll!
I certainly hope Smoot is about Oliver Smoot and the night they used him to measure the MIT Bridge. I have to admit, though, that if Oliver had been at all rebellious he probably wouldn’t have willingly laid down 364.4 times, plus or minus an ear.
I’m a huge fan of Jonathan Carroll, so The Crow’s Dinner looks especially tasty.
@Library_Jim, this is what happens to Scalzi’s books: https://whatever.scalzi.com/2010/03/08/because-people-ask-book-acquisition-details/
Oooh! New Jonathan Carroll! Shiny!
(Also: Steampunk Southeast Asia? That sounds tasty).
Susan Peak, yes that’s cool. But I was wondering how he chose what he actually reads. I know he obviously gets a ton of ARCs but I used to as a bookseller as well. I know he also buys books from favorite authors to support their work. But with so much coming at you, I was just curious if he had some personal way he knows what to pluck out if that river of books. Thanks.
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