New Books and ARCs, 8/9/19
Posted on August 9, 2019 Posted by John Scalzi 21 Comments
I’m in Dublin all next week, so this week you get a super-sized edition of the new books and ARCs stack. It’s a very fine one, too. Which of these are calling to you? Tell us all in the comments!
Well, of course, anything by Misty Lackey or Lois McMaster Bujold. But I’m hearing good about Gideon the Ninth and House of Salt and Sorrows, too.
Gideon the Ninth sounds fun to me, too. Is that a new Agatha Christie? I guess it’d have to involve a seance…
Dublin? Why do people settle for Dublin and never go on to Triplin, Quadruplin, et seq.? Where would Warren Buffet’s fortune be if he’d settled for dublin? Aim higher, people!
A new Walter Jon Williams novel is always cause for celebration. A new Quillifer novel, doubly so.
If anyone liked this week’s House of X #2, pick up her “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August” from a few years ago.
I’m excited to see Agatha Christie is writing from the Grave. I’ll have to have a look!
I’m really looking forward to Sapphire Flames. I’ve loved the rest of Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy series
Oooo, a new Claire North! Yes!
I’ll need to check out “Spaceside” and “System Failure”. And maybe the three body problem one, but I have very mixed feelings about the first two. I enjoyed them, but I really had to concentrate.
Oh I thought that was just the first Quillifer again — if it’s a new one it moves up to the top of my list.
Ah nutz. Avalanche is out in paperback. That means the Secret World Chronicles really are finished. For now at least.
A fistful of elven gold.
Strongest faunch is definitely for the new Quillifer book. But anything by Walter Jon Williams is almost always an auto-buy for me.
Just started reading Claire North in the last year. Holey Moley, but she’s good!
I’m almost afraid to read Gideon the Ninth, because the buzz around it has been *so* extensive and *so* wildly enthusiastic. Feels like even if I love it, I won’t love it *enough*.
Goddamit, I want to get on your list of people that get sent ARCs to. There are enough books in this stack alone to keep me reading through Thanksgiving. And damn you for making me think of the holidays in August.
Alas, the obsessive compulsive in me just has to ask: did you mean 8/9/19 in the title? Sorry, I tried to resist, but it just kept staring at me, goading me to be annoying and point it out.
Is the Three-Body Problem series any good? And is that a reissued old Agatha Christie novel or an unpublished story or is it ghostwritten?
@kikstad, Goodreads says it’s a reissue.
I’m looking forward to Salvage. There was some great world building in the first book of that series.
I enjoyed Michael Mammay’s debut novel PLANETSIDE, so I expect I will check out SPACESIDE.
Salvage looks interesting, or at least the first book in the series does.
Flowers Of Vashnoi was great. Anything that fleshes out Barrayar from Ekaterin’s point of view is fine by me.
I could not get into the new Ringo series, possibly because it’s co written and possibly because after he made Sarah Palin President I just can’t even anymore.
I’m so looking forward to the new John Hodgman. If you haven’t read Vacationland, you’re in for a treat. Even better in audiobook format because he reads it himself, so you get to hear every nuance of his voice deliver moments of humor, humiliation, and humanity.