New Books and ARCs, 9/6/19

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.

27 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 9/6/19”

  1. 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…

  2. 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
    3)…

  3. 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.

  4. I can personally vouch that “Chilling Effect” is amazeballs, and “Docile” will wreck you (but in a good way.)

  5. I got the new Randall Munroe book as an audiobook, and it’s read by Wil Wheaton!

    It’s fantastic!

  6. 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.

  7. Lots of love for the Monroe book here. John, do you ever track comments on these ARC lists with later sales?

  8. 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

  9. 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.

    Felicity Banks

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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!)

  13. “How To” is the ‘must read’, but my personal love is maps, so “The Arcana of Maps”!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Dana:

    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.

  17. 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.