New Books and ARCS, 6/21/19
Posted on June 21, 2019 Posted by John Scalzi 26 Comments
For the longest day of the year (here in the northern hemisphere, anyway), one of the highest stacks of new books and ARCs we’ve had for the year to date! What here in this super-sized stack would be what you’d want to read late into evening? Share in the comments!
Oh! I’ve been waiting for Protect the Prince since the minute I finished Kill the Queen! Preordered it and can’t wait.
If that’s a new Turtledove and not one of the series I never got into, I am interested.
Torn between not wanting to read a Minecraft book and wanting to read a Mur Lafferty book. She can probably make it interesting to read even for non-players.
As an occasional Minecraft player and Mur Lafferty fan, I’m definitely going to watch it for that one.
The D&D books struck me as a bit outside what we usually see in these stacks.
I’m interested in The Twisted Ones, but, based on comments on Twitter, I don’t think I’d want to read it late into the evening.
A new Dave Duncan book is always welcome
I am intrigued by the Neil Clarke-edited anthology
I would gleefully read T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones late into the night and then probably be unable to sleep until morning light and be wrecked the next day. Worth it.
Merlin Redux by Dave Duncan looks interesting. I really liked his A Man of His Word series.
Jennifer Estep’s Protect the Prince and T. Kingfisher’s The Twisted Ones. Have both preordered.
Hex Life, The Eagle Has Landed & Dave Duncan’s last book. =sigh= I hadn’t heard he had passed away. =( He was one of the first authors I ever met. Such a nice guy.
OOooo, That Lunar Science Fiction one looks neat.
Wait, 10 Speed Press is publishing D&D books now? WTFBBQ?
What even *are* those?
THE LESSON by Cadwell Turnbull has been calling my name for a few days now. But with hundreds of titles in my To Be Read pile, it may have to wait.
The Turtledove one , judging by the amazon description, is new ground for him. quote New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove reveals a new side of his potent imagination in a gripping speculative novel about the End of Days—and a discovery in the Middle East that turns the world upside down. unquote.
Sweet! A new Turtledove in a new setting. Plus some D&D books for my nephew.
Yay, THE GIRL WITH NO FACE by Boronson. The first was a little flawed, but I want to read the sequel. :-)
Sorry, “Boroson” is the name.
The Girl with No Face
‘The Chilling Effect’, because it’s described as ‘an offbeat space opera’. Starting vacation soon, and it sound like fun.
‘The Lesson’, had an interesting premise, and a debut work is always worth checking out.
Dave Duncan…died? Please tell me I read that wrong! I’m off to check with Google. Fingers crossed it’s a hoax. Love his books.
Chilling Effect and Salvation Day, both, and from the descriptions, to be read straight through in place of sleeping or eating.
The Girl with No Face and the anthology one. I’m a little hesitant about Turtledove because he hasn’t always done really well with race, from things of his that I’ve read. That being said, I did enjoy his Ruled Brittania, so…maybe?
I have enjoyed Turtledove in the past, but frequently his novels wander off into a long series with less real interesting plot in every volume. This may be different if it’s a single novel with a beginning, middle and end.
Definitely a Mur Lafferty fan. Missed it in the pile, so I’m glad the commenters pointed it out. Looks very odd. I must have a word with Google about it.
… who tells me this is a thing and Cathryn Valente wrote one too. Who knew?
Didn’t spot the T. Kingfisher book until someone pointed it out. Wonder if Ursula Vernon posted about it and I just didn’t get the memo :P All her books are belong to me. Also, new Babymouse! Passing that info along to our children’s librarian.