New Books and ARCs, 9/27/19
Posted on September 27, 2019 Posted by John Scalzi 16 Comments
As we head into the final weekend of September, here’s a stack of new books and ARCs for you to consider. What here would you like to close out the month with? As always, share in the comments.
I’ll be buying that Hodgman soon, mainly because I like Hodgman, but also because it’ll balance out these great (but a little depressing) Culture books I’ve been binging recently.
Been hearing great things about A Lush and Seething Hell!
New Tim Powers book? i’m up for that!
Katherine Arden, the first two of the trilogy were great!
I will try anything by Joe Hill.
Oooooh, a new Joe Hill!
Repeating what those upstream are saying: New Tim Powers! Joe Hill?
oO Joe Hill…
I’ve read and re-read the trilogy that includes “Winter of the Witch” by Katherine Arden. Holy cow, they’re amazing.
I’m looking forward to A Lush…Hell, and I’ve already got my pre-order for the Joe Hill. I loved his last two collection of novellas, and I’m looking forward to this new one.
THE John Hodgeman???
(Also: Tim Powers! <3 )
Lol, I said the exact thing Markus wrote above! New Joe Hill everytime, John Hodgman should be great, Kaitlin Kiernan also.
“The Library of the Unwritten” is one that I’ve already tagged – looking forward to it coming out.
And I pre-ordered “Houses Under the Sea” so mine came a couple of weeks ago. I’m savoring each story, even though I’ve read most or all of them before. She’s a master of the form.
Can’t wait to read the conclusion of the Tiger’s Daughter. I’ve got The Warrior Moon on my night stand. Just finished Gideon the Ninth and I’ve got to say that Tor has had some really amazing stuff come out this fall already. There are also a half a dozen other books in that pile that I’d love to get my hands on.
Am I dreaming that I see a Joe Hill book this morning?
(he must get that a lot)
And about Joe Hill, this was in the news here lately:
A local book store arranged a joint buy-the-books-get-them-signed appearance with Joe Hill and Joe’s father (YKWHI). They were wise enough to rent a theater and have admission by ticket only. They did not anticipate the demand, though, especially when they decided to advertise it on Ticketmaster.
One guess as to what happened to their web site when the tickets went live.
One more guess as to what happened when the web site came back up.
Now they have at least 400 oversold tickets, and need to figure out what to do without pissing off people even more. The best solution will probably be to sit Joe and Steve down in front of a stack of books and mail those off to the unlucky who need refunds. Hope they don’t get carpal.