New Books and ARCs, 4/19/19
Posted on April 19, 2019 Posted by John Scalzi 26 Comments
I may be in London right now but that doesn’t mean I can’t still show off the new books and ARCs that came to the Scalzi Compound this week! Here they are. What here intrigues you? Tell us all in the comments.
I love that you do this because it helps me find new books and authors and enables me to pre order those that have not been released.
The Dragon Republic!
The Poppy War was in the Must-Preorder-Sequel-Immediately-Why_Isn’t-It-Out-Already category.
I’m impressed that you can stack books and take photos at the Scalzi compound while on a different continent. I suspect a conspiracy (or at least collusion).
How is The Three Body Problem a new book or ARC? It’s been out for quite a while. New printing? Now I’m intrigued.
I really liked The Poppy War, so The Dragon Republic is already on my tbr list. (My tbr is mostly stuff I already own.)
Dragon Republic. Poppy war was excellent.
Having seen “The Wandering Earth,” I’d want to check out “The Three Body Problem.”
Luckily nothing which caught my eye, I’m already falling behind!
Isn’t The Three Body Problem a few years old? Could be a new edition though
The Dragon Republic. Kuang’s first book was excellent and I’m looking forward to reading this one.
Hands down “The Dragon Republic.”
I still have my SFBC edition of “Time Storm” from; er; back when it first came out. Good Read.
Look closer at the spine – “Three Body Problem” is a Subterranean volume – so it’s a different edition, and probably beautiful
Adding my voice to the chorus: The Dragon Republic! Reading The Poppy War right now, and it’s really good.
Woah, Time Storm! That’s a blast from the past. Pleased to see a new edition, though I wonder how well it’s aged.
The Three-Body Problem is excellent. But, you MAY be in London? As in, maybe not? Maybe some OTHER London? An alternate London? If so, please takes pics and get back safely!
Good stuff there
The Hound of Justice!
Fran Wilde’s new novella! Also reminded I need to steal A Study In Honor from my wife’s bookshelves.
Chain of Command by Frank Chadwick looks great but Amazon says it’s 2 to 3 month wait for the mass market edition even though it was released.
Ooh, new Fran Wilde. I didn’t know this was coming out. You obviously received a box from Baen given how much of this stack is from the one publisher. Many commenters are excited about The Dragon Republic; I really need to get around to reading The Poppy War. So many books, so little time.
Gordon R. Dickson! Glad to see the old boy is still in print. I agree with the earlier comment, though: wonder how well it’s aged. Like Heinlein, he could sometimes fuzz the line between studying a questionable social setup and seeming to advocate for it.
Sorcery of Thorns and The Fire Opal Mechanism for me!
I remember someone recommending the Scot Reintgen NYXIA series to me, but I can’t remember details–just that I trust his opinion :) Anyone have a more informed opinion of those books?
I hadn’t heard of Susan Matthews! So now I’ve picked up Fleet Inquisitor, which looks quite good. Tickled again that you’ve pointed me to a new-to-me author. Sorcery of Thorns is also intriguing.
I have to go with Stranger Thing: Darkness on the Edge of Town. The prospect of the gang from Hawkins teaming up with early-career Bruce Springsteen is very intriguing…
I loved “An Enchantment of Ravens” SO MUCH. I will offer up two two-thirds of my assorted Easter chocolate (this includes Double Chocolate Milk Stout) for “Sorcery of Thorns”.
If still in London, go up on the eye close to sunset for the great views, then walk across parliament bridge and around to The Cinnamon Club for dinner. (Reservation). That can be a great evening.
Eric in Austin