New Books and ARCs, 1/28/22
Posted on January 28, 2022 Posted by John Scalzi 10 Comments
January is hurtling to a close, but before we get there: A new stack of books and ARCs sent to the Scalzi Compound! What here do you want to take into February with you? Share in the comments.
I’m really excited for Goliath!
The Paradox Hotel is such a catchy title I had to look it up. After reading the blurb I’m sold!
I have enjoyed Jeff Vandermeer’s so Ambergis looks intriguing. Space Force and Beyond maybe.
Bluebeard. Pirates are mangy and ruthless. Jeez, that’s my family!
Space Force and Beyond and The Paradox Hotel. But with my luck my Paradox Hotel room will have a bed that’s short sheeted and a dead mouse in the bath tub.
Protectress, definitely! I’ve taken some writing workshops with Kendra Leonard before and think she’s awesome.
An odd stack for me, it’s very, very rare that there isn’t something or someone in the stack I’m familiar with. I think I’ve heard of VanderMeer before, but that’s it.
Googles: Oh that VanderMeer. I know of a few people who were very into the Southern Reach books but never really convinced me that they were up my alley.
That said, just from seeing the titles on the spines, there’s a few that might get to me to at least check out the rest of the cover. “Space Force” and “Spawn” probably, maybe “Paradox” or “Twist of Fate”. Who knows?
New Greg Van Eekhout you say?!??
My take on Ambergris is:
Ambergris : Southern Reach = Sylvie and Bruno : Alice in Wonderland
This is from Subterranean Press so I suppose it’s a sample of the signed limited edition, and will be quite special.
Protectess!! The voice is so finely wrought! Also, taken workshops with Kendra and she’s … formidably intelligent and just an amazing teacher, in the full meaning of that word.