New Books and ARCs, 4/14/23

The air is warming, the buds are blossoming, and, look! A stack of new books and ARCs has arrived at the Scalzi Compound! What here is catching your eye? Share in the comments.

— JS

18 Comments on “New Books and ARCs, 4/14/23”

  1. Another Lois McMaster Bujold book!
    AND a Melissa Scott book!
    I envy you your stack, sir.

  2. The Phil Plait one looks cool. (The Scott & Griswold is a re-release that I think came out ~10 years ago?, but I didn’t read it yet so that’s a good incentive)

  3. That is a most excellent stack! I need to read some more Bujold, ought to read some Phil Plait, and I really enjoyed the Andy Weir book.

    The Pandemic Paradox looks interesting, as well. Plus all sorts of books that I would like to know more about.

  4. The book “Under Alien Skies” looks interesting. I’ll need to consider that one.

    I finished “Project Hail Mary” this week and loved it! I felt Andy Weir pushed himself in the “science fiction” department. It kept me engaged.

  5. Definitely Project Hail Mary and Knot of Shadows, and I am interested in the Thousand Recipes for Revenge. I do like to cook, after all…

  6. I loved Project Hail Mary!

    In that list, I’m mostly tempted by the Ten Percent thief.

  7. Project Hail Mary – I think you’ll love. It reminds me a little of your writing style.

    I got the audio book – and the narrator of that was excellent, he did all the voices, to the point that I thought it had a cast. Loved the audio book – it’s hard to do that well.

    Knot of Shadows and Ten Percent Thief shout out at me.

  8. “Under Alien Skies” should be arriving soon, it was preordered as an early birthday present.

  9. Currently reading “Marina”. According to Zafron’s remarks in the frontispiece it was his fourth published novel, written in 1996/7. Magical, gothic post war Barcelona foretelling the style of his later works. If you liked them, you’ll like this.

  10. I don’t understand your receiving “Project Hail Mary”– the book’s been out for a number of years now. Other than either helping you build your personal library or providing an additional book to donate why would a publisher send out a copy? It’s not like trying to build demand for a new release.

  11. @FL Transplant: this is a Subterranean Press copy, possibly ordered by John himself, considering they are very expensive (see my earlier comment). Since John has a publishing relationship with SP, it’s also possible they sent him one gratis. In any case, you’ll note that his post says “A stack of new books and ARCs…” –not just ARCs– and that another commenter stated that their SP copy of the book had also just arrived. It’s not a new story, but a new, collectible, limited printing.

  12. ArbysMom: Thanks! Makes sense! I focused in on the more normal ARC/new release and didn’t understand the special edition/possible personal collector’s copy.

  13. My eye went right to the colorful one, Another Life, by Serena Ulibarri. Happily, it seems from the synopsis, that it might something I’d like to read!

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