News Books and ARCs, 3/24/20

I’ve got two — yes! two! — new book stacks for you this week, to catch up from when I was away earlier in the month. And this is the first one! What here in this group is calling to you? The comments are waiting for your input.

12 Comments on “News Books and ARCs, 3/24/20”

  1. A new Jo Walton! Great! Does anyone know what the setting is and if this is a series book?

  2. Another vote for the Walton but also the top and bottom (Lee and Lewis).

    The Jo Walton looks like a standalone, here’s the description from Goodreads:

    “From the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author of Among Others, an utterly original novel about how stories are brought forth.

    He has been too many things to count. He has been a dragon with a boy on his back. He has been a scholar, a warrior, a lover, and a thief. He has been dream and dreamer. He has been a god.

    But “he” is in fact nothing more than a spark of idea, a character in the mind of Sylvia Harrison, 73, award-winning author of thirty novels over forty years. He has played a part in most of those novels, and in the recesses of her mind, Sylvia has conversed with him for years.

    But Sylvia won’t live forever, any more than any human does. And he’s trapped inside her cave of bone, her hollow of skull. When she dies, so will he.

    Now Sylvia is starting a new novel, a fantasy for adult readers, set in Thalia, the Florence-resembling imaginary city that was the setting for a successful YA trilogy she published decades before. Of course he’s got a part in it. But he also has a notion. He thinks he knows how he and Sylvia can step off the wheel of mortality altogether. All he has to do is convince her.”

  3. A new Jo Walton ARC! I don’t think “Or What You Will” is part of a series. She’s posted bits to her Patreon, but I haven’t looked at them because I like to read each of her books having no idea what it’s about.

    I hope it still comes out July 7th as planned. I know “Harrow the Ninth” got pushed back to August 4th.

    I’m also excited to see Caroline Stevermer’s “The Glass Magician.”

  4. The Sisters Grimm sounds familiar, as if I’ve read it, though I could just be reacting to the author’s name, because I know I’ve read something or three by her. Your TBR stack looks much like mine, except I have a TBR library cart, and a TBR bookcase, and a TBR stack on the bed and side-table…you get the idea.

  5. I have Avatars Inc downloaded. It’s edited by Ann VanderMeer, so of course I do. But I’d love to have a bookshelf copy.

    Both the Jo Walton and the Caroline Stevermer are on my must read list.

  6. Definitely Jo Walton for me. Her last book never got published because of transgender issues so it’s been way too long since I’ve had a new book to read by her.

  7. That pile looks great. The Glass Magician was fun, Jo Walton is always good, and Premee Mohamed’s short stories are good and what I’ve heard of the novel sounds interesting too (years in the making apparently).