Posted on September 18, 2020
Posted by John Scalzi
This just in: A new stack of books and ARCs that have come to the Scalzi Compound! What here is ringing your proverbial bells? Share in the comments!
My kid would be jazzed about the Elephant and Piggie book.
I thought for a second there was a new Elephant & Piggie book! These books are charming and I really enjoyed reading them with my kids.
Golly, a book from Ted Chiang always make my spidey sense tingle!
That Willems title is a fable for our times. We all need to read it, and take it to heart. All of us.
I probably only have the attention span for the Willems but the Carey has a gorgeous spine.
Elephant and Piggie!
John, it’s worth flipping through that book – the illustration at the end is gorgeous.
Ted Chiang’s book “Exhalation” is a wonderful set of thought-provoking and challenging stories.
Exhalation by Chiang! Read it first.
Mo Willems with a tale for our times, geared toward a least-common-denominator audience, even.
I’m sort of staring at Kushiel’s Avatar going “But that book has been out already; I read it years ago?” (I mean, the Kushiel books are wonderful and I highly recommend them, but I do wonder why it appeared *now*.)
Subterranean Press is reprinting the series in signed illustrated editions.
Posting only to say that “Coffindaffer” is one of those insanely great names. (Killmaster is still unbeatable, though.)
Another major Ted Chiang fan here. ‘Stories of Your Life and Others’ completely knocked my socks off, and I can’t wait to get to ‘Exhalation’.
Also, Michael Ian Black. I’m not old enough to have had MTV on my radar, but I happened upon a beaten-up secondhand copy of ‘State by State with The State’ at a garage sale around 2003, and it made me laugh so hard I started rereading it every few months.
Waiting Is Not Easy! We have that one! I guess this is a new edition? Elephant and Piggie are always fun to read out loud.
I’m going to save time commenting on future new books posts and say if there’s a Subterranean Press book on the list, I want it.
Exhalation. Ted Chiang is my favorite recent author.
“Shapers of Worlds” looks good. Been a while since I dug into a decent ‘themed’ anthology, this sounds interesting.
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