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Sizemore, Jason (editor) / Conner, Lesley (editor)  
Best of Apex Magazine Volume 1
Twenty-one pieces of speculative fiction from the online magazine, including award nominees, the readers' Story of the Year selections, and the editors' personal favorites.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Lesley Conner
  • Jackalope Wives == Ursula Vernon
  • Going Endo == Rich Larson
  • Candy Girl == Chikodili Emelumadu
  • If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love == Rachel Swirsky
  • Advertising at the End of the World == Keffy R.M. Kehrli
  • The Performance Artist == Lettie Prell
  • A Matter of Shapespace == Brian Trent
  • Falling Leaves == Liz Argall
  • Blood from Stone == Alethea Kontis
  • Sexigesmal == Katharine E.K. Duckett
  • Multo == Samuel Marzioli
  • Keep Talking == Marie Vibbert
  • Remembery Day == Sarah Pinsker
  • Blood on Beacon Hill == Russell Nichols
  • The Green Book == Amal El-Mohtar
  • L'esprit de L'escalier == Peter M. Ball
  • Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale) == Ian Tregillis
  • Build-a-Dolly == Ken Liu
  • Armless Maidens of the American West == Genevieve Valentine
  • Pocosin == Ursula Vernon
  • She Gave Her Heart, He Took Her Marrow == Sam Fleming
  • Afterword == Jason Sizemore
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributor Biographies
 
Anthology, 238 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Apex - 2016 - ISBN: 1937009378 / 9781937009373  
Book Condition: New.  
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Skovron, Jon  
Empire of Storms #1: Hope & Red
When a ganglord strikes a bargain with the emperor's biomancers to rule all the slums of New Laven, two orphans - Red, a thief and con artist, and Bleak Hope, a trained warrior - form an unlikely alliance that will take them further than either dreamed possible.  
Novel, 490 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316268119 / 9780316268110  
Book Condition: New.  
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Smith, Alexander McCall  
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #16: The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Business is slow, so Mma Ramotswe plans to take her first-ever holiday. When a new client arrives just as she's ready to depart, Mma Makutsi insists that she and Charlie can handle the case.  
Novel, 213 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Anchor - 2016 - ISBN: 0804169918 / 9780804169912  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035216 $15.00
Stewart, Trenton Lee  
Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums
Ages 10 and up. A companion volume to the popular mystery series, featuring new puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers to solve.  
Activity Book, 148 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Little, Brown - 2016 - ISBN: 0316394750 / 9780316394758  
Book Condition: New.  
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Stross, Charles  
Laundry Files #6: The Annihilation Score
Mo has become custodian of an antique violin made of human bone, designed to produce music capable of slaughtering demons. It invades her dreams, yearning for the blood of her husband Bob Howard and her other Laundry colleagues - and despite Mo being a world-class violinist, it cannot be controlled.  
Novel, 404 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425281183 / 9780425281185  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035158 $7.99
Stross, Charles  
Laundry Files #7: The Nightmare Stacks
After accidentally becoming a vampire, Alex was drafted by the Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency. Now he's been dispatched to Leeds to help assess the cost of renovating a Cold War bunker into new headquarters. Unfortunately, Leeds is his hometown, and he's being pressured into visiting his judgmental parents.  
Novel, 385 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425281191 / 9780425281192  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
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Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris  
The Doomed City
An experimental city is inhabited by people plucked from Earth's history and left to govern themselves under conditions established by the inscrutable Mentors. Andrei, an astronomer from 1950s Leningrad, is now a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the hierarchy, with devastating effect.  
Novel, 462 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Chicago Review - 2016 - ISBN: 1613735960 / 9781613735961  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034858 $27.99
Sutherland, Tui T.  
Wings of Fire #6: Moon Rising
Ages 8 and up. The war between the tribes is over, and the dragonets have a plan for lasting peace: a school where dragonets from all tribes can learn to live together. When someone starts attacking dragons in the school, young Moonwatcher must decide if she will stay hidden and safe, or risk everything to save her new friends.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Scholastic - 2016 - ISBN: 0545685362 / 9780545685368  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034444 $6.99
Taylor, Jodi  
St. Mary's #1: Just One Damned Thing After Another
Don't call it time travel; the historians of St. Mary's just happen to investigate major historical events in contemporary time. The first thing you learn on the job is that a wrong move will lead to history fighting back - sometimes in particularly nasty ways. And as new recruit Madeleine 'Max' Maxwell soon discovers, often it's not only history they're fighting.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 322 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 1597808687 / 9781597808682  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034256 $12.99
Tidhar, Lavie  
Bookman Histories #1: The Bookman
Plus bonus Orphan novelette 'Murder in the Cathedral'. When his beloved is killed in a terrorist atrocity committed by the sinister Bookman, young poet Orphan becomes enmeshed in a web of secrets and lies. His quest to uncover the truth takes him from the hidden catacombs of a London on the brink of revolution, through pirate-infested seas, to the mysterious island that may hold the secret to the origin not only of the shadowy Bookman, but of Orphan himself.  
Novel, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Angry Robot - 2016 - ISBN: 0857665979 / 9780857665973  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035107 $9.99
Tiptree Jr., James / Alexandra (editor) / Krasnostein, Alisa (editor)  
Letters to Tiptree
In celebration of Alice Sheldon's centenary, dozens of thoughtful letters to her from sf and fantasy writers, editors, critics, and fans who know her only through her fiction and biography, as well as real-life correspondence between Sheldon and Ursula K. Le Guin and Joanna Russ.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Award for Non-fiction
 
Nonfiction, 361 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Twelfth Planet - 2015 - ISBN: 1922101257 / 9781922101259  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035346 $22.99
Trent, Tiffany  
Unnaturalists #1: The Unnaturalists
Ages 12 and up. When his Tinker family is captured to be refinery slaves, Syrus Reed finds that his fate may be bound up with that of Vespa Nyx - and with the Unnatural creatures she catalogues in her father's New London museum.  
Novel, 308 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Saga - 2016 - ISBN: 148144297X / 9781481442978  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034959 $7.99
Truman, Margaret - of interest: Bain, Donald  
Capital Crimes #29: Deadly Medicine
When a medical researcher who was working on a breakthrough painkiller is murdered in Washington, DC, PI Robert Brixton searches for the man's missing papers and the killer.  
Novel, 367 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Forge - 2016 - ISBN: 0765379880 / 9780765379887  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034802 $25.99
Turtledove, Harry  
Hot War #1: Bombs Away
To stop the Communist surge into the Korean Peninsula, General MacArthur advocates a nuclear attack on targets in Manchuria. President Truman agrees, which leads to disaster when Russia retaliates against US allies in Europe and Great Britain. The two superpowers face off. Will they nuke each other? And what countries will be caught in between?  
Novel, 394 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Del Rey - 2016 - ISBN: 0553390724 / 9780553390728  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035155 $9.99
Vachss, Andrew  
Dell & Dolly #3: Signwave
Dell uses his mercenary skills to follow the trail of a man who has threatened Dolly.  
Novel, 253 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2016 - ISBN: 1101910321 / 9781101910320  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035215 $15.95
Vaughan, Brian K. (writer) / Staples, Fiona (artist)  
Saga Volume 2
Not for children. Full color. Reprints issues 7-12 of the comic book. Newborn Hazel has already survived lethal assassins, rampaging armies, and horrific monsters, but in the cold vastness of space, she encounters her strangest adventure yet: grandparents.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story
 
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Image - 2013 - ISBN: 1607066920 / 9781607066927  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035340 $14.99
Vaughan, Brian K. (writer) / Staples, Fiona (artist)  
Saga Volume 4
Not for children. Full color. Reprints issues 19-24 of the comic book. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, Hazel becomes a toddler while parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Image - 2014 - ISBN: 1632150778 / 9781632150776  
Book Condition: New.  
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Vaughan, Brian K. (writer) / Staples, Fiona (artist)  
Saga Volume 5
Not for children. Full color. Reprints issues 25-30 of the comic book. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped on a strange world with terrifying new enemies.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Image - 2015 - ISBN: 1632154382 / 9781632154385  
Book Condition: New.  
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Weber, David / Zahn, Timothy  
Honorverse: Manticore Ascendant #1: A Call to Duty
Life in the Royal Manticoran Navy isn't exactly what Travis Long expected. With a plague-ravaged economy and no enemies looming, there are factions in Parliament that want to scrap the Navy and shift its resources elsewhere. Those factions are mistaken. The universe is not a safe place, and Travis Long is about to find that out.  
Novel, 508 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781680 / 9781476781686  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034908 $7.99
Wexler, Django  
Shadow Campaigns #3: The Price of Valor
Finding herself nearly powerless, Queen Raesinia Orboan places her trust in steadfast soldier Marcus D'Ivoire and sets out to turn the tide of history. As the hidden hand of the Sworn Church brings all the powers of the continent to war against Vordan, General Janus offers a path to victory, but dark priests wielding forbidden magic have infiltrated Vordan to stop Janus by whatever means necessary.  
Novel, 638 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Roc - 2016 - ISBN: 0451418093 / 9780451418098  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035137 $7.99
Williamson, Michael Z.  
Temporal Displacement #1: A Long Time Until Now
Ten soldiers on convoy in Afghanistan suddenly find themselves in paleolithic Asia, and discover similarly displaced groups: imperial Romans, neolithic Europeans, and East Indian peasants. Then two more time travelers arrive from a distant future. They may have the means to get back, but they aren't giving it up. In fact, they may have a treacherous agenda of their own.  
Novel, 953 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781729 / 9781476781723  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034909 $7.99
Winters, Ben H.  
Underground Airlines
In a modern-day U.S. where the Civil War never happened, slavery continues in four states. Victor is a black man working for the US Marshals. On the trail of a runaway, he arrives in Indianapolis and works to infiltrate the local abolitionist cell. But something isn't right - with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2016 Sidewise Award for Best Long Form Alternate history
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 322 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2016 - ISBN: 0316261246 / 9780316261241  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034057 $26.00
Witwer, Michael  
Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons
A biography of the creator of Dungeons & Dragons.  
Nonfiction, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Bloomsbury - 2016 - ISBN: 1632862034 / 9781632862037  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034797 $17.00
Wooding, Chris  
Ketty Jay #3: The Iron Jackal
Their latest job sends Captain Frey and his crew to the desert heart of Samarla, land of their ancient enemies. They will face mayhem and mischief, murderous daemons, psychopathic golems, and a particularly cranky cat as Frey races against the clock to save his own life.  
Novel, 541 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 Trade PB  
Titan - 2016 - ISBN: 1781167974 / 9781781167977  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030442 $8.99
Yaszek, Lisa (editor) / Sharp, Patrick B. (editor)  
Sisters of Tomorrow
Stories, essays, poems, and illustrations from the earlier part of the 20th century, documenting and celebrating women's contributions to the field of sf.
    Contents
  • List of Plates
  • Acknowledgments
  • New Work for New Woman (introduction)
    1. Authors
  • The Evolutionary Monstrosity == Clare Winger Harris
  • Out of the Void == Leslie F. Stone
  • Into the 28th Century == Lilith Lorraine
  • The Man from Space == L. Taylor Hansen
  • Shambleau == C.L. Moore
  • Strange Orchids == Dorothy Gertrude Quick
  • Reverse Phylogeny == Amelia Reynolds Long
  • Space Episode == Leslie Perri
  • When You think That . . . Smile! == Dorothy Louise Les Tina
    2. Poets
  • Julia Boynton Green
  • Virginia Kidd
  • Leah Bodine Drake
  • Tigrina
  • Lilith Lorraine
    3. Journalists
  • Natural Ink == Ellen Reed
  • Oil for Bombing == Fran Miles
  • Marine Engineering in the Insect World == Henrietta Brown
  • The Battle of the Sexes == Lynn Standish
  • Scientific Oddities == Lynn Standish
  • Sunlight == Laura Moore Wright
  • Scientific Mysteries: The White Race - Does It Exist? == L. Taylor Hansen
  • Scientific Mysteries: Footprints of the Dragon == L. Taylor Hansen
  • A Protest == H. Malamud, I. Berkman, and H. Rogovin
  • L. Taylor Hansen Defends Himself == L. Taylor Hansen
    4. Editors
  • Mary Gnaedinger
  • Dorothy Stevens McIlwraith
  • Lilith Lorraine
    5. Artists
  • Olivette Bourgeois
  • Lucille Webster Holling
  • Margaret Johnson Brundage
  • Dorothy Louise Les Tina
  • Dolly Rackley Donnell
  • Conclusion: Challenging the Narrative, or, Women Take Back Science Fiction == Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
 
Nonfiction, 393 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Wesleyan - 2016 - ISBN: 0819576247 / 9780819576248  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035034 $29.95


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