New Books and ARCs 3/29/19
Posted on March 29, 2019 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
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.
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy!
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.
Ohh, new Neal Stephenson! Preordered immediately. Velocity Weapon looks interesting as well.
I’d love both the Fink and Cranor books – if I have to choose one, it’d be Who’s a Good Boy?
Neal Stephenson: YES!
The big book of fantasy!
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…
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.
The Sword of Truth! I love Sherwood Smith, and I can’t wait for her new book to finally come out.
Did you notice the subtitle on the Neal Stephenson book? “Fall or Dodge in Hell”.
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 tor.com’s novellas.)
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.
Oooh, new Neal Stephenson. Didn’t know this one was coming.
“Dodge” is the character from REAMDE, according to the summary I found. He dies and is stored in a digital afterlife.
The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind has to win for best title in the bunch.
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.
@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.
Stephenson definitely and if you haven’t read The Handmaids Tale, you absolutely should
Cheshire Crossing original version (2006-2008).Cheshire Crossing issue 1 redrawn (2017).(The only textual difference is the non-public-domain nanny character not being named.)
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.
Graphic adaptation of Handmaid’s Tale! I desperately want to read that.
I love John Scalzi. I especially admire his kittens.
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!!!