Posted on November 13, 2020
Posted by John Scalzi
Oh, look, it’s Friday, and we have another stack of very fine new books and ARCs to peruse! Is there anything here that would make your reading list for a crisp autumn weekend? Share in the comments!
Aliette de Bodard’s book would be at the top of my list!
Seven of Infinities! Burning God if I had read book 2 already.
Seven of Infinities it is. Sitting on the table in front of me (not the side table with a couple of dozen someday books).
Dying With Her Cheer Pants On by Seanan McGuire, probably. I read one of those stories in another collection recently and it was great and I wanted more … and here it is!
Props for including that guy at the bottom. You’re a better man than I am, Charlie Brown.
Ooooh there’s a new Aliette de Bodard! This blog alerted me to her writing and I don’t think I ever thanked you…
I’d recommend The Red series to any fan of military sci-fi. I read everything from Linda Nagata now. Pacific Storm is her latest.
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P.S. Definitely the Kuang, she’s amazing, too. I guess she’s in grad school now. Reminds me of a cellist I knew in grad school – they told him he wouldn’t have time for both, he said (paraphrasing), hold my beer.
REALLY looking forward to reading Burning God. It’s such a fantastic series.
Fighting Pumpkins is the name of my Fallout Boy cover band.
The best part of being a Seanan McGuire fanboi is how often she delivers a new installment to be happy about.
Almost bought The Burning God today* , but I still haven’t read book two.
*B&N seems to have said “screw the release date.” Or I failed to notice it getting pushed up a week.
I got an email from Subterranean earlier today letting me know my copy of Dying with Her Cheer Pants On had shipped. Should reach my TBR bookcase in a few days.
I can’t f***ing WAIT for Burning God. The first two books were amazing, though I think book 1 was slightly better. I’ve heard some pretty high advance praise for Burning God and I’ve been antsy for it since I saw the cover reveal.
I really want Dying with Her Cheer Pants On. Would love to check out Aliette de Bodard, too. Pretty good stack this time!
Oh, and look! Honeycomb is dark fairy tales illustrated by Charles Vess!
Linda Nagata’s Pacific Storm for sure!
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Seanan McGuire AND Linda Nagata – love both of these authors!
Looking forward to a hunk of burnin’ god…
HONEYCOMB sounds lovely and I LOVE Vess’s artwork! :-D
The Linda Nagata book is really good. I found her writing through Whatever a while ago. This one continues one of her broad themes of near-future AI interactions with a full action adventure story too.
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