Posted on May 1, 2019
Posted by John Scalzi
First of May, First of May, outdoor reading starts today! Anything in this stack you would take with you for a little outside book enjoyment? Share in the comments, please!
Sigh. Everyone seems to be getting copies of Middlegame before me.
I read the new Mcguire and it is a gorgeous book. Worth checking out for sure.
So, everyone loves Seanan McGuire. Me too, btw, I’ll be checking that one out.
Yep. McGuire. Love to read anything she does!
Erm … I don’t think that’s quite the way JoCo sang it …
Sad that _You Must Not Miss The Things She’s Seen_ is two separate books.
Going for the Rucker, though.
I’m intrigued enough by the concept of Ghost Ants and Termite Gods to look the books up, so I guess those titles have done their job.
The Seanan McGuire book is definitely on my list, once I heard someone describe it as “Escape to Witch Mountain” for grown-ups.
The only other book I’m waiting for in May (not in your picture) is the 4th Vinyl Detective novel by Andrew Cartmel.
I’ve gotten behind in my new reading because I’ve been re-reading old favorites, but those two will be bumped to the front of the list once they’re released.
Have to agree with slhope. Ghost ants and termite gods have me intrigued. Can you imagine the size of the earth when you’re the size of an ant? So much to explore.
I have no idea about the other books, so will have to do some research. Seanan McGuire, you say?
‘The Oracle Year’ sounds like fun.
The Rucker and the Pinsker. I’ve enjoyed Pinsker’s shorter works and I’d like to see how she does with something longer. And Rudy Rucker – when he’s on he’s delightfully weird, although when he’s not it just gets confusing. I’m always willing to give his books a shot.
Another Mcguire fan here. I am so looking forward to that on
Outdoor reading? Man, it is waaay to cold here for that.
The whole stack looks good. I’ll sit outside a while and read them all.
The million mile might be fun, but the oracle is one I will check out.
Definitely the McGuire; I’ll buy that one the day it comes out. And intrigued by the Pinsker as well.
I have already ordered Middlegame, but I am fascinated by the title enough to at least read the first chapter of termite gods.
Read and liked the Oracle Year. I think it was a big idea post last year.
Like everyone else, I like everything by Seanan McGuire. My neighbor, whom I admire and respect, loves Rudy Rucker, so I’ll give that a swing. Some of his stuff is fun, and some is meh, why waste eye movement on it. I’m not fond of Ants or Termites in real life, so will have to take a sample before sending any money — it would have to swallow me up instantly… Pinsker looks interesting, but not released until next September?
I am now a 99% e-reader, no more hoarding blocks of wood pulp for me.
“The Things She’s Seen” piqued my interest because of the writer’s unusual name. Yes, I’m shallow. Bite me.
Other than that, the McGuire and the Rucker pinged my radar with reservations. The title of the McGuire made me wonder if this is the middle book of a series. And the Rucker title made me think of an old Ray Bradbury story with a somewhat similar name.
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