New Books and ARCs, 8/28/20
Posted on August 28, 2020 Posted by John Scalzi 13 Comments
We’re rounding into the home stretch for August, and here are the new books and ARCs we’re talking along with us as we go. See anything here you’d like to bring into September with you? Share in the comments!
Woken Furies is the 3rd book in the Altered Carbon trilogy, for those who don’t know. I would be all over that if I didn’t already have a copy (hmm, which is a bit worn out, so maybe anyway?)
Woken Fures – good book. Too bad they iced the TV series based off the Altered Carbon trilogy.
Along the lines of monkeys pounding keys eventually producing Shakespeare I wonder how many realistic 3-5 word combinations there are for book titles. I’ve already started having occasional problems searching for a particular title where there are several identical ones, requiring caution.
Welp, Scapegracers added to my wtr (Want to Read) list. The rest I’m mild to “no” on.
Almost every time I see one of these posts, I second guess my decision some years ago to start accumulating new books only in electronic versions. But none of your posts increase my shelf space (which decreased by more than half last year, when we moved to a substantially smaller house), so I will continue to admire only.
Each time John posts a “New Books and ARCs” headline does anyone else dive into it with excitement…hoping, praying, that an unforeseen new offering from a favored author (Robin Hobb for me!) appears in the stack?
@FL, Regarding titles, I once amused myself by tracking how many books were called “The Hunters.” I think my count was five—years ago. One was about jet fighter pilots in Korea, another was about aliens from outer space going after tourists at a ghost town. I’m sure that last one was a cheap paperback, only printed once.
@terryweyna, when I see one of these posts, considering that I do have money and time enough, I wish I could relax my “left brain Puritan” in order to enjoy relaxing with fiction more.
Have you ever just slipped one of your own ARCs into the stack?
No. I can promote my stuff here at any time. These are meant to promote other authors.
I too enjoyed Woken Furies. I did wonder, though, “Does every woman Takeshi Kovacs meets want to fall madly in bed with him?”
… echoing a previous commenter who wondered the same thing about Larry Niven’s Louis Wu. :D
Bold black for links keeps confusing me. Can you turn it gray or something?
No idea if I’d like the book, but have to admire the blurb writer for Scapegracers. For example “Rich with the urgency of feral youth, The Scapegracers explores growing up and complex female friendship with all the rage of a teenage girl. It subverts the trope of competitive mean girls and instead portrays a mercilessly supportive clique of diverse and vivid characters. “
Ooh, thanks for sharing the blurb for Scapegracers, David! I like that!
My grabby reflex goes to Tales of Dark Fantasy 3. I really like learning of new authors in small bits.