Posted on January 24, 2020
Posted by John Scalzi
Friday again, and time for another eclectic stack of new book and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound. What here is speaking to you as we head into the weekend? Tell us in the comments?
I have the Penric collection pre-ordered.
Where do you find the time?
Just finished the Penric Book. It’s been out for a couple weeks now. It was great.
What is an ARC?
LMB! World of the Five Gods!
pjcamp: Advanced Reader Copy
Johne Cook: Thanks! In my world (physics) we’d call that a preprint.
A Pale Light in the Black by K.B. Wagers!
Penric is on my list because of all the Hugo love—and because Bujold, naturally. But The Unspoken Name is next on my TBR. My two favorite debut authors of last year (Arkady Martine and Tamsyn Muir) both praised it to the high heavens, which is endorsement enough.
New Anne Bishop!!!
I heart Kevin Hearne – must check this one out.
I’d be more excited about the Penric if I didn’t strongly suspect it was a compilation of things I already own as ebooks. But whether I’m right or wrong about that, I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn’t already read it.
The Book of Dragons could be interesting, I hear it has a pretty impressive list of authors.
Interesting! “ARKAD’S WORLD” has been out for some time, and was the subject of a BIG IDEA post about a year ago (https://whatever.scalzi.com/2019/01/03/the-big-idea-james-l-cambias-2/) I bought both the hardcover and audio CD and am reading BOTH, just to be weird!
chris: yes, the Penric book is a compilation of the first three (chronologically) novellas. The next three will come out in a similar volume as “Penric’s Travels.” Since this leaves one left over, “The Orphans of Raspay,” I’m sure people have suggested to Bujold how nice it would be if there were more novellas to fill out a third volume. I’ve had her on my ‘buy on sight’ list for 20 years now, so I definitely vote yes to that idea.
Ooo. Added the Bujold and Brooks book to my wish list.
Grandmaster Bujold is, of course, a national treasure. And K B Wagers is really good. Her Indranan War trilogy reminded me a lot of this author named John Scalzi–don’t know if you guys have ever heard of him…. :)
I’m looking forward to see if Max Brooks can thrill us with Sasquatch the way he did with zombies in World War Z
I have a hard time seeing books like this which are NOT available for purchase, today, right now!
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