New Books and ARCs, 6/1/18
Posted on June 1, 2018 Posted by John Scalzi 16 Comments
First of June, First of June, summer reading is starting soon! And here are some new book and ARCs to be thinking of for your sunny summer enjoyment. What here looks refreshing to you? Tell us in the comments!
Brothers in Arms is way older in the Vorkosigan saga but a very good book. But then all of them are lol
A new Grantville Gazette compilation! Woohoo!
Best of Best of Horror. Well, anything from the Lady Datlow, but that looks especially enticing.
The Black Wolves of Boston is an excellent modern fantasy from Wen Spencer.
I’m not as excited as Steve about Grantville Gazette VIII, except for the (I hope) new Eric Flint story. (I’ve just finished GG#77 in the electronic version!)
And I don’t recognise anything else, except Brothers in Arms, of course.
Really enjoyed The Soldier; Neal Asher helps fill the Iain M. Banks shaped hole in my heart.
I’m glad Jonathan French’s “Grey Bastards” is finally coming out. I luckily got a self published copy before he had to close down his store, that book is SO GOOD.
Nicky Drayden’s first book was so all-out nuts that I actually couldn’t finish it, but I still find myself eager to read her second.
I’ve loved all the Bujold Vorkosigan books, and Brothers in Arms is one of the best of the best. I reread them about once a year. Go read any.
i skimmed an excerpt of Wen Spencers THE BLACK WOLVES OF BOSTON a little while ago and it intrigued me, so it’s on my list to read the excerpt more thoroughly & possibly buy. Victor Godinez’s THE FIRST PROTECTORS sounds groovy, too! Nicky Drayden’s TEMPER sounds bizarre (in a good way). Jonathan French’s THE GREY BASTARDS sounds fun, too, and Orbit has a 1.5-minute overview/gush about it here:
I wouldn’t refuse any of these four books. ;-)
I really need to get started with Neal Asher – he has been on my reading list for ages and I haven’t got round to him. A positive comparison to Banks serves as excellent motivation though!
I watched Wen develop “Black Wolves” on her FB. It’s pretty danged good.
Every time you post a picture of your book stack like this, I’m thinking ‘one day, my book will be one of those in the stack. One day! Watch this space!’ :)
(Working on it.)
I read Black Wolves of Boston last year right after it came out and really enjoyed it. I assume it’s out in paperback now which is why it showed up in this week’s pile. I hope that means Wen Spencer will be releasing something new.
Best of Horror caught my eye, mainly because it’s been so long since I’ve read any horror short fiction. Dacre Stoker disgraced his ancestor’s memory the first Dracula “sequel” he wrote, so if “Dracul” is another I think I will pass.
How come “the intern” isn’t doing the ARC posts? Thought that would have been a no-brainer to pass on. You must like doing them. ;)
She was out at the time and I was home.