New Books and ARCs, 12/21/17

Happy solstice! To celebrate the longest night of the year (on this side of the globe anyway), I’ve got a very fine stack of new books and ARCs for you to peruse. See anything here you’d spend a long evening with? Tell us all in the comments.

18 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 12/21/17”

  1. 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.
    Ruth Vallejos

    Two, two!, copies of “Sinless”. Another dystopian novel with a teen girl as the heroine. Boy – that sure is a strong pattern out there in books and movies. The novels of this type, while not “novel”, were a delightful change from reading fiction set in the Civil War (ie Killer Angels, and Andersonville), At some point I’m wondering if my literary choices reveal my dark side. (Muah-hah-hah!) All these books are by authors new to me except for Feist, who I would love to get re-acquainted with.

  2. Bonnie McDaniel – United States – Writer, blogger, reader. I mainly write about things I read and watch, and occasionally rant about politics. I'm not afraid of arguing--I rather like it, but I also know when to cut my losses. (On the Internet, that point usually comes sooner rather than later.)
    Bonnie McDaniel

    You’ve got two copies of Sinless? You ought to give one away. Maybe to the first reader who offers to pay for the postage? [hand shoots up]

  3. Bonnie McDaniel – United States – Writer, blogger, reader. I mainly write about things I read and watch, and occasionally rant about politics. I'm not afraid of arguing--I rather like it, but I also know when to cut my losses. (On the Internet, that point usually comes sooner rather than later.)
    Bonnie McDaniel

    (Sorry for the second comment, but another thought just occurred to me)

    Seriously, what do you do with all these books? I don’t think you really review too much anymore, do you? I’m sure you read and keep some, but you get so many. I can’t see all of them appealing to you. How about having a bidding round of various ARCs for your commenters, with the proceeds going to charity? (On second thought, that might not be kosher re: payments to authors. Oh well.)

  4. My dad went to high school with Gordon Lightfoot. GL was in every year’s musical production – he always got the male lead, even in grade 9.

  5. Alex Samaras – Nomad / Wanderer / Dreamer / Gamer / Feminist / Former HS Biology Teacher / Photographer / Nerd (I am also 5.67 light nanoseconds tall)
    Alex Samaras

    I’ve got “Points of Impact” pre-ordered and am definitely looking forward to reading it as soon as it drops onto my Kindle. I’ve enjoyed the heck out of Martin Kloos’s “Fronlines” series. :)

  6. Mr. Scalzi, please excuse my ignorance (I’m not a native English speaker), but what on Earth does ARC stand for? No clues from searching old archives of Whatever. And best matches on acronymfinder.com seem to be ”Articulated Robot Controller”, ”Airworthiness Review Certificate” and ”Advanced Recon Commando” :)

    Thank you very much in advance for clarifying this for me. Cheers.

  7. I read the Wonder Woman novel in the same “series” as the Batman one and it was a really interesting take on the character and the universe so I’m pretty much a shoo in for that.

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