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Miéville, China  
This Census-Taker
After his mother goes missing, a boy is left alone in a remote house with his increasingly deranged father. When an odd man knocks on the door, the boy senses that his days of isolation are over. But will this stranger at last trigger the doom the boy has feared, or will he somehow save the boy from the worst?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella
 
Novel, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Del Rey - 2017 - ISBN: 110196734X / 9781101967348  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036545 $15.00
Moore, James A.  
Tides of War #1: The Last Sacrifice
Since time began, the Grakhul have sought to keep the world in balance and the gods appeased. When they take the family of Brogan McTyre to offer as sacrifice to the deities, everything changes.  
Novel, 317 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2017 - ISBN: 0857665448 / 9780857665447  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036543 $14.99
Neuvel, Sylvain  
Themis Files #1: Sleeping Giants
Years ago, a giant metal hand was found in South Dakota, in an underground room with intricate carvings glowing on its wall. Rose Franklin leads a top secret team hoping to crack the hand's code. And, along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the artifact.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Del Rey - 2017 - ISBN: 1101886714 / 9781101886717  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036550 $16.00
Newman, Kim  
Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories
Horror stories, including a brand-new Anno Dracula story.  
Collection, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2017 - ISBN: 178116570X / 9781781165706  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036551 $14.95
North, Claire (aka Griffin, Kate aka Webb, Catherine)  
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
Hope is a perpetual stranger - she vanishes from people's minds when she disappears from their sight. Unable to keep a job, she survives by stealing what she needs. When she decides to steal some diamonds, a group of people do notice her - and they don't intend to let her get in their way.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 468 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Redhook - 2017 - ISBN: 0316335967 / 9780316335966  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035445 $15.99
Okorafor, Nnedi  
Binti #2: Home
It's been a year since Binti and the Meduse Okwu enrolled at Oomza University, since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets, since Binti abandoned her family. And now she must return home to her people, with Okwu by her side, to face them. Her experiences off-planet have changed her, and she will have to discover whether there is still a home for her on Earth.  
Novella, 162 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765393115 / 9780765393111  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036667 $14.99
Older, Daniel José  
Bone Street Rumba #3: Battle Hill Bolero
Trouble is brewing between the Council of the Dead and the supernatural community they claim to represent. New York City's streets have seen too many shady deals, and those caught in the crossfire have had enough. It's time to bring down the Council.  
Novel, 317 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2017 - ISBN: 0425276007 / 9780425276006  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036363 $7.99
Palmer, Ada  
Terra Ignota #1: Too Like the Lightning
25th century: Most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose economic and cultural competition are carefully managed by central planners. For crimes he committed, Mycroft is required to wander the world being as useful as possible. Carlyle is a spiritual counselor. And they have stumbled on something that may destabilize the system: Bridger, a boy who can effortlessly make his wishes come true, and, it seems, bring inanimate objects to life.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel
♦  2016 Tiptree Award Shortlist
 
Novel, 429 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765378019 / 9780765378019  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036665 $15.99
Pears, Iain  
Arcadia
In 1960, Henry is an Oxford don, and Rosie is the girl who feeds his cat. In the future, in a dystopian society on the Island of Mull, Angela is a psychomathematician who has discovered the world-changing potential of a new machine. And somewhere, sometime, Jay is a scholar's apprentice in an idyllic, pastoral land. Who are these people really, and how do their stories connect?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
 
Novel, 591 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Vintage - 2017 - ISBN: 1101970839 / 9781101970836  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036547 $17.00
Pratchett, Terry  
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories
Ages 13 and up. Humorous fantasy stories written when Pratchett was a teen. Fans will recognize the seeds of ideas that he developed further in his later writing.  
Collection, 243 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Harper - 2017 - ISBN: 0062653113 / 9780062653116  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036478 $18.99
Pratchett, Terry / Baxter, Stephen  
Long Earth #5: The Long Cosmos
Nearly six decades after Step Day, a new society continues to evolve in the Long Earth. Now a message has been received: 'Join us.' The missive contains instructions for developing an immense AI, but to build it, the Next must obtain help from the human worlds. Meanwhile, Joshua Valiente is saved from death by a troll band, and makes a remarkable discovery while living among them.  
Novel, 451 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Harper - 2017 - ISBN: 0062297384 / 9780062297389  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036477 $9.99
Priest, Christopher  
The Islanders
The Dream Archipelago is a vast network of islands whose names are different depending on who you talk to, and whose very locations seem to twist and shift. Some islands have been sculpted into musical instruments, some are home to lethal creatures, some are playgrounds for the rich. And a war being fought by two distant continents is playing out across the archipelago's waters.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2011 British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 484 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Titan - 2017 - ISBN: 1781169489 / 9781781169483  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030447 $7.99
Reynolds, Josh / Campbell, Braden / Parrino, Joe  
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles: Shield of Baal
A tendril of Hive Fleet Leviathan has reached the Cryptus shieldworlds. The Imperium musters its strength, for the aliens must be stopped here.  
Anthology, 457 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Black Library - 2017 - ISBN: 1784963828 / 9781784963828  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036332 $17.00
Schwab, V.E.  
Shades of Magic #2: A Gathering of Shadows
Four months have passed since the mysterious stone fell into Kell's possession. Things have almost returned to normal, but Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events. As Red London prepares for the Element Games, another London is coming back to life.  
Novel, 509 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765376482 / 9780765376480  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036663 $15.99
Selby, Adrian  
Snakewood
Once they were mercenaries who shook the world through cunning, alchemy, and steel, and whoever met their price won in battle. Now scattered, their glory days behind them and their genius leader in hiding, they are being eliminated one by one.  
Novel, 410 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Orbit - 2017 - ISBN: 0316302317 / 9780316302319  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035439 $15.99
Shearin, Lisa  
SPI Files #4: The Ghoul Vendetta
A vampire gangster's nephew is abducted off his yacht. A slew of banks are knocked over. And the culprits are led by an ancient shapeshifter who leaves a trail of chaos and blood in his wake.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2017 - ISBN: 1101989408 / 9781101989401  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036370 $7.99
Siddell, Tom  
Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 4: Materia
Ages 11 and up. As the school year comes to a close, Annie and her fellow Mediums in Training learn that there is far more to their powers than they imagined.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Archaia - 2017 - ISBN: 1608869261 / 9781608869268  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036342 $16.99
Smith, Clark Ashton  
Collected Fantasies #5: The Last Hieroglyph
Twenty-nine classic weird tales of fantasy and horror. To prepare a definitive set of texts, editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger have compared original manuscripts, various typescripts, published editions, and Smith's notes and letters. This series presents Smith's fiction chronologically, based on composition rather than publication.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Richard A. Lupoff
  • A Note on the Texts
  • The Dark Age
  • The Death of Malygris
  • The Tomb-Spawn
  • The Witchcraft of Ulua
  • The Coming of the White Worm
  • The Seven Geases
  • The Chain of Aforgomon
  • The Primal City
  • Xeethra
  • The Last Hieroglyph
  • Necromancy in Naat
  • The Treader of the Dust
  • The Black Abbott of Puthuum
  • The Death of Ilalotha
  • Mother of Toads
  • The Garden of Adompha
  • The Great God Awto
  • Strange Shadows
  • The Enchantress of Sylaire
  • Double Cosmos
  • Nemesis of the Unfinished
  • The Master of the Crabs
  • Morthylla
  • Schizoid Creator
  • Monsters in the Night
  • Phoenix
  • The Theft of the Thirty-Nine Girdles
  • Symposium of the Gorgon
  • The Dart of Rasasfa
    Appendices
  • Appendix One: Story Notes
  • Appendix Two: Variant Temptation Scenes from 'The Witchcraft of Ulua'
  • Appendix Three: 'The Traveller'
  • Appendix Four: Material removed from 'The Black Abbott of Puthuum'
  • Appendix Five: Alternate Ending to 'I Am Your Shadow'
  • Appendix Six: Alternate Ending to 'Nemesis of the Unfinished'
  • Appendix Seven: Bibliography
 
Collection, 360 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Night Shade - 2017 - ISBN: 1597808830 / 9781597808835  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036736 $17.99
Snyder, Maria V.  
Study #6: Dawn Study
With their two homelands on the brink of war, Yelena and Valek must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.  
Novel, 478 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
MIRA - 2017 - ISBN: 0778319857 / 9780778319856  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036469 $16.99
Stableford, Brian (editor)  
Scientific Romance
Tales of futuristic societies, rogue stars, rebellious machines, and more, originally published between 1835 and 1924.  
Anthology, 337 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dover - 2017 - ISBN: 0486808378 / 9780486808376  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036765 $14.95
Starr, Jason  
Gotham: Dawn of Darkness
Original novel based on the TV show.  
Novel, 347 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2017 - ISBN: 1785651455 / 9781785651458  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036377 $7.99
Stross, Charles  
Empire Games #1: Empire Games
In an alternate 2020, two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course, two increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies are fumbling around looking for a solution, and a mother and long-lost daughter are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation.  
Novel, 331 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765337568 / 9780765337566  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036644 $25.99
Sullivan, Michael J.  
First Empire #1: Age of Myth
Humans worship the gods they call Fhrey, invincible, seemingly immortal masters of magic. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.  
Novel, 426 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Del Rey - 2017 - ISBN: 1101965355 / 9781101965351  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036374 $9.99
Taylor, Jodi  
St. Mary's #5: No Time Like the Past
St. Mary's has been rebuilt, and it's back to business as usual for the history department. Which includes getting trapped in the Great Fire of London, and an unfortunately timed vacation at Thermopylae that leaves the fate of the Western world hanging in the balance.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2017 - ISBN: 1597808725 / 9781597808729  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034260 $12.99
Thompson, Arianne 'Tex'  
Children of the Drought #3: Dreams of the Eaten
Appaloosa Elim's quest to bring home the prince's body is nearing its end, but the coffin is missing, the funeral party is scattered, the fishermen are bent on revenge - and the pilgrimage has disturbed an ancient power.  
Novel, 613 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2017 - ISBN: 1781084882 / 9781781084885  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036311 $8.99


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