New Books and ARCs, 10/26/17

Lots of very fine books and ARCs came to the Scalzi Compound when I was in California, and here’s the first stack of them. What here looks good to you? Tell us all in the comments!

28 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 10/26/17”

  1. I have yet to finish Zieja’s “Mechanical Failure” (the subtitle “Please restart your warship” was all I needed to invest in it), but I enjoyed what I did read and I’m glad he’s got a followup on the way soon.

  2. Johne Cook – Wisconsin, USA – Technical writer by day, creative writer and editor by night, I like prog rock, film noir, space opera, and the Green Bay Packers.
    Johne Cook

    Another for Artemis and the LMB.

  3. The Rift Frequency looks awesome. Also, “Rift Frequency” is the name of my next band.

  4. Artemis is pretty great…maybe not quite up there with The Martian but I liked it, lots of hard SF problem solving. I am looking forward to Soonish.

  5. rktrixy – Alameda, CA – Architect, Newly-wed, Middle-aged Crafty woman. Love Science Fiction, Love quilting, Love fabric, love love love surface pattern. Very very fond of food.

    Artemis! Valiant Dust sounds interesting. I recommend “Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen”: any book that is focused on Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan is well worth the time.

  6. Matt Haig’s Boy Called Christmas and Girl Who Saved Christmas are wonderful, delightful, magical books to read to a 7 year-old . . . or to yourself if you don’t have a 7 year-old handy.

  7. Hope Griffin Diaz – North Carolina – So, to borrow from a popular shirt, I love Jesus but I cuss a little. Well, a lot. In fact, I just don't believe Jesus really gives a shit about the word fuck. He does care if you say f you or go f yourself. But a general adjective? Nah. I am married to the love of my life, Louie (aka Luis) and have an adult child, Christy. My mum, Nancy, is still with us and active in our lives. I love to read, I fancy myself an amateur gardener, I am owned by a large black purr machine maine coon cat named Samwise aka #SamSam and a Border Collie/Australian Cattle dog mix named Daisy. I knit. I craft. I sew. These are at my leisure and are hobbies. I don't take commissions nor do I do alterations. I'm an aspiring human being. I battle several mental illnesses including depression, major panic disorder, agoraphobia, germaphobia, claustrophobia, and some other assorted illnesses. I also have fibromyalgia and have had numerous traumatic brain injuries (into the double digits now). I am not able to drive at night. I don't know where this blog is going ... if anywhere.


  8. Artemis is on pre-order.
    Castaway Odyssey I’m half way through – standard fare. Readable and interesting.
    Infernal Battalion is on my list for when the paperback comes out.
    Rift Uprising – not the book in the stack but I’ll start with book one and see if I should go for Rift Frequency as well.
    This must be a reprint of ‘Gentleman Jole …’ as I read it a year or two ago. Bujold has drifted in the Vorkosigan world from space opera to something else.

  9. Artemis for me too; I’ve already got it on reserve at my local library. Looks like you got a box from Baen this week. I guess the Bujold book must be coming out in paperback since I read it last November. Django Wexler is an author that I fully intend to get around to reading someday, but so many books and only 24 hours in a day. Sigh.

  10. I’ve already pre-ordered Joe Zieja’s book, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting it since I closed Mechanical Failure a (couple?) years ago…

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