New Books and ARCs 3/29/19

Well, would you look at that, it’s another week, month and quarter of a year just about wrapped up. Hope it’s been a good one for you. Here’s this week’s collection of very fine new books and ARCs that have some to the Scalzi Compound. If you see something you like here, shout it out in the comments.

23 Comments on “New Books and ARCs 3/29/19”

  1. The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind looks like fun. :) I’ve been meaning to read The Handmaid’s Tale at some point too.

  2. In order of priority:
    Big Book of Classic Fantasy
    Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind

    maybe Velocity Weapon…

    Matthew Gray Gubler writes kids books? Cool…

  3. I like the title of The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind. I’ll have to look into that one.
    Definitely the Welcome to Night Vale books.
    Also The Big Book of Classic Fantasy sounds promising.

  4. The Sword of Truth! I love Sherwood Smith, and I can’t wait for her new book to finally come out.

  5. Did you notice the subtitle on the Neal Stephenson book? “Fall or Dodge in Hell”.

  6. Every time I look at a new Neal Stephenson book, I have a sudden pang of nostalgia for the Readers Digest Condensed Book Club.

    (I’ll be 70 in a few years! Every Big Fat Doorstop of a book raises the question of whether I’ll be around long enough to finish it.)

    (Shorter version: God bless’s novellas.)

  7. Always great to see a new Neal Stephenson! Hmmm, otherwise… I make an effort to check out authors I haven’t seen before who are female… so Velocity Weapon looks like the choice.

  8. “Dodge” is the character from REAMDE, according to the summary I found. He dies and is stored in a digital afterlife.

  9. I’m looking forward to reading Cheshire Crossing. Curious about a children’s book co-written by the author of The Martian and Artemis. Amazon has it down as being published 08 July 2019.

  10. @Philip, Cheshire Crossing was a webcomic Weir did before The Martian.
    Not a children’s story, as I recall, so don’t order it to be delivered to your 6 year old niece.
    Google will get you there if you don’t want to wait.

  11. Stephenson definitely and if you haven’t read The Handmaids Tale, you absolutely should

  12. Excited about the Neal Stephenson doorstop, hoping its more Readme and less Seveneves.

    A title like The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind is an immediate turnoff for me. No way I’m going to read a whole book full of lazy snark. I’ve already had it up to here with lazy snark in popular media.

  13. If there was only a way to ID books in the stack by their publication date… I don’t like to pre-order books, so I would like to be able to just see books I can order RIGHT NOW!!! I’m old, and don’t want to order/pay for books that are published after I’m dead or unable to read.

    I’m in good shape, don’t worry!! But still, want books I can buy e-versions and download NOW!!!

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