New Books and ARCs, 7/15/21

We’re at the mid-point of July, and what better time to show off a hefty collection of new books and ARCs that have some to the Scalzi Compound. What here is calling to you for the second half of the month? Share in the comments.

— JS

By John Scalzi

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16 replies on “New Books and ARCs, 7/15/21”

As an avid (and likely addicted) reader I am always on the lookout for new books. I invest a pretty good portion of my time searching for my next book using sources like the NYT Bestseller list, the London Review of Books, the awards lists like the Man Booker long list and Pulitzer, but when it comes to Science Fiction, I wouldn’t hesitate to say I’ve purchased and read hundreds of books (and discovered new authors) pictured in these lovely stacks you provide us. Thank you Scalzi for the wonderful service you provide!

Most of what you see aren’t actually new works by them, but reprints that Baen is doing. Legacy of Herot to take one example was published first in 1987. I’m reasonably sure that it’s been reprinted at least twenty times as the ISFDB database has eighteen printings up to the late 2000s.

Just got the Caitlin Kiernan’s The Variegated Alphabet. It’s a great compilation of her short ‘alphabet’ pieces, with each letter of the alphabet represented by a word that is used as the basis for a micro-story. As an incredible bonus, there’s art from Jon Kenn Mortensen that accompanies each alphabet.

I enjoyed Legacy Of Heorot quite a bit when it first came out. The first sequel didn’t do much for me, and I think there’s at least one more sequel now.

I bought the Physicians of Vilnoc but have not yet read it. The Penric/Desdamona stories are lots of fun. Highly recommend the series if you have not checked it out.

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