New Books and ARCs, 6/8/18

This might be the biggest stack of new books and ARCs I’ve posted in a while — and it has quality as well as quantity. Anything here that you would want to make its way into your own reading stack? Tell us all in the comments!

20 thoughts on “New Books and ARCs, 6/8/18

  1. I just finished Artemis and liked it quite a bit. The end felt a little abrupt, but I really like it.

  2. I loved ARTEMIS! I listened to the audiobook and it was well done. Rosario Dawson had the been voice for the character. Also, I’m intrigued by the Beth Revis book. I loved her Across the Universe trilogy.

  3. I’ve already read Artemis but I wouldn’t mind having the Sub Press printing.

  4. New Tim Powers, Andy Weir, and Lois McMaster Bujold! I already read Mira’s Last Dance!

  5. Ah – was excited about the Powers, but then saw it was a reprint of the first one i ever read by him. :) Still recommended! Didn’t know about Bujold’s Penric books, either – that’s cool.

  6. Is this a stack of books that are waiting for you to read, or you’ve finished reading, or maybe just that ended up in your possession for some reason? Some are older — that Tim Powers, for example (1996!) — so it’s not likely that all are from authors who have sent them to you for review/blurb.

    Also, do you start books and give up on them if you can’t stand them? A friend of men says the rule is this: Subtract your age from 100. The result is the number of pages you should read before giving up on a book. That way when you’re ancient of years you don’t be wasting time on books that you aren’t likely to finish.

    Not that you’re ancient of years. Not yet.

  7. Artemis was great, but the main character was that sort of mix of genius and idiot that tends to annoy me. To be fair, she never quite crossed the line into outright nincompoopery.

  8. It’s interesting that Penguin sent you a copy of Simon Van Booy. He’s a fantastic writer and several people on the staff love him, but I wouldn’t have thought of you as part of his audience.

  9. I just finished the latest Ann Bishop story of the world of the Elders, and those who can change like the Crowgard. Very good, although I see that it isn’t in this stack of books. I’ll take advantage of the comments recommending various authors.

    You get more books for free than I can locate to buy!! Waaaahhh!!! So not fair!!!

  10. Artemis was good, but Andy Weir had a very tough act to follow.

    I will read his third and forth book.

  11. Oh, that’s right — I loaded Artemis onto my Kindle last month for travel reading. Had no time during the trip to read, then the first day I was home I fell and broke my arm right below the ball that fits into the shoulder joint and haven’t been up for reading anything new. I’ve got to get to that one soon.

  12. @lif strand: For the Tim Powers book, look at the publisher on the spine: it’s Baen, who was not the original publisher. They’re sending out review copies because they’ve apparently acquired rights to his back catalog. I notice that his newest, Alternate Routes, is also coming out from Baen, and it looks like they have a new edition of Expiration Date that just came out.

    A quick look on Goodreads suggests that Tor was the original publisher of Expiration Date, but don’t hold me to that.

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