New Books and ARCs, 9/6/19
Posted on September 6, 2019 Posted by John Scalzi 27 Comments
Oh, hey, look at the time: It’s “A stack of new books and ARCs” o’clock! As it often is on Fridays afternoons. What here looks enticing to you? Share in the comments.
I didn’t know Hugh Howey had something else out- I must track that down! And I had read Patricia Cornwell years ago, and always liked her books. Actually, these all look pretty interesting…
Assassin’s Apprentice has built a solid reputation since its first publication in 1995. When you start this one, you’re in for a long haul;
The Farseer Trilogy:
1) Assassin’s Apprentice
2) Royal Assassin
3) Assassin’s Quest
Followed by the Liveship Traders Trilogy
1) Ship of Magic
2) Mad Ship
3) Ship of Destiny
Followed by The Tawny Man Trilogy
1) Fool’s Errand
2) Golden Fool
3) Fool’s Fate
Followed by The Rain Wilds Chronicles
1) Dragon Keeper
2) Dragon Haven
3) City of Dragons
4) Blood of Dragons
And finally, The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy
1) Fool’s Assassin
2) Fool’s Quest
New Randall Munroe!!
My brother and I gave the previous one “What if” to each other as Xmas presents. Maybe we can do it again.
Randall Munroe looks awesome. xkcd is an awesome site
I’m reading “How To” right now and loving it.
I can personally vouch that “Chilling Effect” is amazeballs, and “Docile” will wreck you (but in a good way.)
I got the new Randall Munroe book as an audiobook, and it’s read by Wil Wheaton!
Pumped to see Chilling Effect in there!
Leaving to go see Randall Monroe shortly. Excited for the new book.
HOW TO by Randall Munroe is sitting atop my TBR stack. It looks great.
@cryptomathecian Thank you for the Robin Hobb roadmap! That’s very handy.
Quantum by Patricia.
The Monroe book is already pre-ordered and I will be a happy camper when it shows up. If you don’t read https://xkcd.com/ and you’re anything tech related your losing out.
Reading “How To”. Amusing, humans.
Lots of love for the Monroe book here. John, do you ever track comments on these ARC lists with later sales?
I submitted a story to Grimm, Grit and Gasoline!* World Weaver Press puts out some fun anthologies, so I’ll pick it up, if it isn’t already in Mount Tsundoku somewhere.
* it wasn’t accepted
I just discovered that a certain John Scalzi will be dropping by my “home” conference—Conflux Speculative Fiction Conference, Canberra, Australia.
Well, there goes the neighbourhood.
I mean, I’ll be in town, so
Hugh Howey self-pubbed the SF novel “HALF WAY HOME” in 2010, but recently sold the print and, unusually for him, the ebook rights to HMH.
I bought Munroe‘s book as soon as it came out, it’s great so far. „Chilling effect“ looks interesting too, will need to check it out
Randal has a great chapter featuring Chris Hatfield; worth every word.
(Better shut this thread down before it becomes a love-fest, and he isn’t even going to Australia!)
“How To” is the ‘must read’, but my personal love is maps, so “The Arcana of Maps”!
Oooo, I just got the How To book as well. I’ve only read about 20 pages so far, but I’ve been laughing out loud.
Lost Transmissions sounds interesting. Lots of s/f arcana.
Lost Transmissions sounds like/ reminds me of Jodorowsky’s Dune which BTW is a great documentary!
Just curious John, since Lock In and Head On are you getting a more diverse pile of books to review? Seems like more ‘crime’ in the stacks lately.
I don’t think it’s intentionally more diverse. Perhaps word has gotten around more. The Lock In series of books have not much to do with it, I suspect.
Already bought and received on release day, “How To,” and I highly recommend it. Assassin’s Apprentice is also great. I don’t know about the rest, but heck read them all.