New Books and ARCs, 9/29/17

Well, September went pretty quickly, didn’t it? To send it off, here’s a stack of new books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound. Tell me what speaks to you from this stack, down in the comments.

20 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 9/29/17”

  1. I’m interested in An Unkindness of Magicians. But the binding art to Anomaly speaks to me.

  2. Tim, absolutely! McCammon’s Swan Song is often listed right alongside King’s The Stand and Niven/Pournelle’s Lucifer’s Hammer as “The Big Three” of best apocalyptic novels.

  3. Good to see Swan Song back in print. I should pick up a copy, I haven’t read it since it first came out, which was apparently thirty years ago. Now I feel old.

  4. I’m looking forward to reading Red Dust & Dancing Horses. I can’t get enough of Cato’s novels.

  5. definitively, the James Van Pelt ! love the way he tells and writes I’m a big fan of his short stories

  6. Wait, whut??? 9/29/30 ??? When is that date?

    How long did I sleep last night??? 2030?? WHEN AM I~????

    That would make me, duh, really old instead of middling old but still able to work on the tractor!!!!

    Oh yea, the books look great. I always wish I could swipe and copy names to do a search to see when these guys are really gonna be released, or if they’re still just a gleam in a publisher’s drawer…

  7. As always, what speaks to me is the fact that you get free Sub Press books and I don’t. And when it speaks, it’s always mocking me.

  8. oh my. the Subterranean edition of Swan Song. I have liked most of McCammon’s work a lot, and Swan Song was a wonderful read. However, I’ve not re-read it mainly because it is long (serious competition in many ways to King’s The Stand) and I remember it as being very powerful. I’m kind of afraid that re-reading it will break the memory of how good it was…

  9. When I picked up McGoran’s book, Spliced, I ended up buying ebook copies of a couple of old Heinlein favorites and a used copy of David Gerrold’s Galactic Whirlpool, because my books are still in storage, dang it. I also bought audible audiobooks for Kim (the Madhav Sharma narrator) by Rudyard Kipling, of course, and (old school) Time Traders by Andre Norton. So much for keeping myself on a book budget, I guess.

    Aside: I am very much hoping The Orville will be picked up for a 2nd season. Looking forward to more.

  10. Not related to this post, but I have returned all my scalzi books on audible since you asked me to.

  11. Picnic AT Hanging Rock – make sure you get the original movie as well, it is a bloody good treatment of the story.

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