New Books and ARCs, 4/30/18

I’m catching up on quite a few new books and ARCs that arrived at the Scalzi Compound while I was on tour. Here’s the first batch for this week, and there are some gems. See anything you like? Tell us in the comments!

18 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 4/30/18”

  1. Ted Chiang is a real treasure, and this Stories of Your Life looks like a lovely edition.

    BTW, it was great seeing you in DC last week!


  2. Obelisk Gate? Is it a special edition or something? That book’s been out for a couple years.

  3. I’m definitely curious about An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. I’ve been following Hank for over a decade, but a novel is so different from anything he’s done before that I don’t really know what to expect.

  4. For those who don’t know, Ted Chiang’s Novella by the same name was the story behind the movie Arrival.

  5. Eagerly awaiting the early reviews for Mr. Green-the-younger’s book. I have it queued up on Audible ready to pull the trigger if I hear good or even less than bad things about it from reliable sources.

  6. I’m here for Dessa’s memoir. I learned about her on the Hamilton Mixtape and just dug the hell out of her music since.

  7. J. R. Ward is one of my wife’s favorite authors, and she is reading THE THIEF now. (Well, not now. She’s still sleeping now. But when she’s awake.)

  8. “Condomnauts?” Really? Is this an adventure about where everyone has gone before?

  9. I love Chiang and Jemisin, and I’m looking forward to Hank Green’s book, but I cannot WAIT to read HOPE NEVER DIES, a buddy cop story starring Obama and Biden as a mystery-solving duo. The cover and the jacket copy are sublime.

  10. I like all the favourable comments about fiction reading, because that may encourage me to read more fiction too. Right now I’m more of a stick in the mud reading nonfiction.

  11. Wow, this stack has more in it that I want to read than I think I’ve ever seen before!
    • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (I follow the vlogbrothers on YouTube, and you should too!)
    • Blood Orbit (This has been on my Amazon books list since I first heard about it)
    • Hope Never Dies (This has also been on my Amazon books list since I first heard about it)
    • Stories of Your Life (which I’ve read, but would love reading again)

  12. Why is ‘The Obelisk Gate’ wrapped up like a convenience store nudie-mag?

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