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Locus #660 January 2016
Interviews with Mary Rickert and Charlie Jane Anders; industry news; reviews; more.  
Magazine, 58 pages, Magazine, 1st Edition  
Locus Publications - 2016 - ISBN: locus0116  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034005 $7.50
Adams, Douglas - of interest: Roberts, Jem  
The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The story of Adams' agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works.  
Nonfiction, 471 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Arrow UK - 2015 - ISBN: 009959076X / 9780099590767  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034026 $18.95
Archer, E.  
Geek Fantasy Novel
Ages 9 and up. Be careful what you wish for. Wishes can get you trapped in fantasy worlds full of killer bunny rabbits, evil aunts, and bothersome bacteria, for example. At least, that's Ralph's experience, when he's asked to spend the summer with his strange British relatives, setting up a wi-fi network at their old manor house. There's much more than internet access going on there - and this game is much stranger, and funnier, than anything on his Xbox.  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Scholastic - 2016 - ISBN: 0545160413 / 9780545160414  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033943 $9.99
Arthur, Keri  
Outcast #1: City of Light
A century after the arrival of the demons and wraiths who hunt in the shadows, humans and shifters live in artificially lit cities. But now children are being abducted in broad daylight by a wraith-like being. If the light is no longer enough to protect them, nowhere is safe.  
Novel, 343 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Signet Select - 2016 - ISBN: 0451473507 / 9780451473509  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033335 $7.99
Asher, Neal  
Polity: Transformation #1: Dark Intelligence
Thorvald Spear was trapped on a world surrounded by Prador forces when Penny Royal, the AI inside the rescue ship sent to provide backup, turned rogue, annihilating friendly forces and killing Spear. One hundred years later, Spear wakes to find he's been brought back from the dead. The AI is still on the loose, and Spear vows revenge at any cost.  
Novel, 402 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 159780844X / 9781597808446  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033907 $15.99
Atkinson, Kate  
A God in Ruins
After all Ursula Todd's beloved younger brother Teddy endured in battle, his greatest challenge is living in the future he never expected to have. Would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather, he navigates the perils and progress of the rapidly changing world of the 20th century.  
Novel, 460 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Back Bay - 2016 - ISBN: 0316176508 / 9780316176507  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032497 $17.99
Banks, Angelica  
Tuesday McGillycuddy #1: Finding Serendipity
Ages 8 and up. When Tuesday and her dog Baxterr discover that Tuesday's mother - famous author Serendipity Smith - is missing, their quest to find her takes them to the mysterious and unpredictable place that stories come from. Tuesday befriends the fearless Vivienne Small, learns to sail an enchanted boat, tangles with an evil pirate, and discovers the truth about her remarkable dog. Along the way, she learns what it means to be a writer and how difficult it can sometimes be to get all the way to The End.  
Novel, 280 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Square Fish - 2016 - ISBN: 1250073375 / 9781250073372  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033716 $7.99
Bear, Elizabeth  
Karen Memory
Late 19th century, in a steampunk Seattle: Karen is making the best of her orphaned state, working in a high-quality bordello. Trouble erupts when a badly injured girl begs for sanctuary, followed by the man who holds her indenture, who has a machine that can take over anyone's mind.  
Novel, 348 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765375257 / 9780765375254  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033657 $15.99
Bennett, Robert Jackson  
Divine Cities #2: City of Blades
General Mulaghesh abruptly turned her back on an important position. Now she's being shuffled off to a backwater posting. At least, that's the cover story - she's been pressed into service one last time, to investigate a discovery only she is qualified to make sense of. But this old soldier isn't so sure she's still got what it takes.  
Novel, 484 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Broadway - 2016 - ISBN: 0553419714 / 9780553419719  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033775 $15.00
Berenson, Alex  
John Wells #10: Twelve Days
John Wells and his former bosses at the CIA have uncovered a plot to drive the US and Iran into war. But they have no proof, and not much time to stop the headlong momentum.  
Novel, 507 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Putnam - 2016 - ISBN: 0515155829 / 9780515155822  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033384 $9.99
Berry, Julie  
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
Ages 10 and up. The girls of St. Etheldreda's School have a bothersome problem: their irascible headmistress and her surly brother have been most inconveniently poisoned at dinner. Now the school will certainly be closed and the girls sent home, unless these seven young ladies can hide the bodies, convince the neighbors that nothing is wrong, and find the killer.  
Novel, 351 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Square Fish - 2016 - ISBN: 1250073391 / 9781250073396  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033719 $7.99
Beyer, Kirsten  
Star Trek: Voyager: A Pocket Full of Lies
For almost a century, the Rilnar and the Zahl have fought over control of a nearby planet. For the last several years, the Rilnar have been gaining ground, led by a human woman who appears to be Kathryn Janeway.  
Novel, 381 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2016 - ISBN: 1476790841 / 9781476790848  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033879 $7.99
Black, Holly  
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Ages 12 and up. Humans and fae exist side by side in Fairfold, the faeries' seemingly harmless magic attracting tourists. But Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and how to stop them. Or she did, once. There is a glass coffin in the woods. In it sleeps a boy with horns on his head. Until one day he wakes up. As the world turns upside down and a hero is needed to save them all, Hazel tries to remember her years spent pretending to be a knight.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
 
Novel, 324 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Little, Brown - 2016 - ISBN: 031621308X / 9780316213080  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032515 $10.99
Bode, Vaughn / Bode, Mark  
Cheech Wizard's Book of Me
Collects all the cartoons featuring Cheech Wizard - a lascivious conman whose magical powers are questionable - plus rare sketches. Color and black & white.  
Graphic Novel, 152 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Fantagraphics - 2015 - ISBN: 1606998196 / 9781606998199  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029687 $29.99
Bova, Ben  
The Best of Bova Volume 1
Stories of star-faring adventure, of virtual worlds and alternate realities, and of humanity's future on Earth, throughout the solar system, and beyond.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Long Way Back
  • Inspiration
  • Vince's Dragon
  • The Last Decision
  • Fitting Suits
  • A Small Kindness
  • Born Again
  • Blood of Tyrants
  • Bushido
  • Sam Gunn
  • Amorality Tale
  • A Country for Old Men
  • Priorities
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • To Touch a Star
  • Risk Assessment
  • Men of Good Will
  • Foeman, Where Do You Flee?
  • Old Timer's Game
  • The Man Who Hated Gravity
  • Zero Gee
  • Test in Orbit
  • Fifteen Miles
  • A Slight Miscalculation
 
Collection, 412 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781214 / 9781476781211  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033862 $16.00
Bova, Ben (editor) / Choi, Eric (editor)  
Carbide Tipped Pens
Seventeen hard sf stories (sixteen originals, one reprint).
    Contents
  • Preface
  • The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever == Daniel H. Wilson
  • A Slow Unfurling of Truth == Aliette de Bodard
  • Thunderwell == Doug Beason
  • The Circle == Liu Cixin
  • Old Timer's Game == Ben Bova
  • The Snows of Yesteryear == Jean-Louis Trudel
  • Skin Deep == Leah Petersen and Gabrielle Harbowy
  • Lady with Fox == Gregory Benford
  • Habilis == Howard Hendrix
  • The Play's the Thing == Jack McDevitt
  • Every Hill Ends with Sky == Robert Reed
  • She Just Looks That Way == Eric Choi
  • SIREN of Titan == David DeGraff
  • The Yoke of Inauspicious Stars == Kate Story
  • Ambiguous Nature == Carl Frederick
  • The Mandelbrot Bet == Dirk Strasser
  • Recollection == Nancy Fulda
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765334313 / 9780765334312  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033648 $17.99
Brady, Jacklyn  
Piece of Cake #6: The Cakes of Monte Cristo
Pastry chef Rita Lucero finds an ornate ruby necklace hidden under the staircase of her New Orleans shop. She doesn't believe the rumor that the necklace is cursed - until the gem's appraiser suddenly drops dead, and Rita finds herself targeted by a menacing stranger. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425258289 / 9780425258286  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034006 $7.99
Brennan, Marie  
Lady Trent #3: Voyage of the Basilisk
Accompanied by her young son and a chivalrous foreign archaeologist, Isabella embarks on a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. In her pursuit of scientific discoveries, she must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare.  
Novel, 348 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765375095 / 9780765375094  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033659 $15.99
Brett, Peter V.  
Demon Cycle #4: The Skull Throne
The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty, and the struggle to claim it threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart. In the south, Inevera must find a way to keep her sons from killing one another and plunging their people into civil war. In the north, Leesha Paper and Rojer Inn struggle to forge an alliance between Angiers and Miln against the Krasians before it is too late. Caught in the crossfire is the rich and unprotected duchy of Lakton. All the while, the corelings have been growing stronger, and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them. Only Renna Bales may know more about the fate of the missing men, but she, too, has disappeared.  
Novel, 655 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Del Rey - 2016 - ISBN: 0345531493 / 9780345531490  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033785 $8.99
Brozek, Jennifer (editor) / Schmidt, Bryan Thomas (editor)  
Shattered Shields
Seventeen original military fantasy stories.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
  • Ashes and Starlight == David Farland
  • The Fixed Stars == Seanan McGuire
  • The Keeper of Names == Larry Correia
  • The Smaller We Are == John Helfers
  • Invictus == Annie Bellet
  • Rising Above == Sarah A. Hoyt
  • A Cup of Wisdom == Joseph Zieja
  • Words of Power == Wendy N. Wagner
  • Lightweaver in Shadow == Gray Rinehart
  • Hoofsore and Weary == Cat Rambo
  • Vengeance == Robin Wayne Bailey
  • Deadfall == Nancy Fulda
  • Yael of the Strings == John R. Fultz
  • The Gleaners == Dave Gross
  • Bonded Men == James L. Sutter
  • Bone Candy == Glen Cook
  • First Blood == Elizabeth Moon
  • Biographies
 
Anthology, 346 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 Trade PB  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781354 / 9781476781358  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033863 $7.99
Bujold, Lois McMaster  
Vorkosigan #02: Barrayar
Signed by the author on the title page. When the Emperor dies, Cordelia's dreams of a quiet life as Lady Vorkosigan are shattered: her husband Aral has become guardian to the infant heir to the imperial throne - and the target of high-tech assassins in a dynastic civil war.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 346 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1991)  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781117 / 9781476781112  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032161 $16.00
Campbell, Rick  
Empire Rising
China has invaded Taiwan and wiped out the US Pacific Fleet. Next it plans to invade Japan. Now National Security Advisor Christine O'Connor, Captain Murray Wilson, and Navy SEAL Jake Harrison have only hours to stop the incursion and prevent an all-out war.  
Novel, 605 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
St. Martin's - 2016 - ISBN: 1250081157 / 9781250081155  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033735 $9.99
Carriger, Gail  
Custard Protocol #1: Prudence
After unexpectedly receiving a dirigible, Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) floats off to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea - but stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some terribly familiar Scottish werewolves.  
Novel, 357 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316212253 / 9780316212250  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032460 $14.99
Cattrell, Bailey (aka Cates, Bailey aka McRae, Cricket)  
Enchanted Garden #1: Daisies for Innocence
The Enchanted Garden behind Ellie's perfume shop draws people of all ages with its fragrant flowers and lush greenery, and customers are flocking to her shop. When her shop assistant is murdered in the garden, it's up to Ellie to sniff out a killer.  
Novel, 313 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2016 - ISBN: 0451476883 / 9780451476883  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033380 $7.99
Charish, Kristi  
Owl #1: Owl and the Japanese Circus
An archaeologist turned antiquities thief, Owl has one rule: no supernatural jobs. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who offers to get rid of the pack of vampires trying to kill her if she'll retrieve a stolen scroll for him.  
Novel, 418 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Gallery - 2015 - ISBN: 1476794995 / 9781476794990  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034024 $18.00


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