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Isaacson, Nathaniel  
Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction
Challenging assumptions about sf's western origins, Isaacson traces the development of the genre in China from the late Qing Dynasty through the New Culture Movement.  
Nonfiction, 259 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Wesleyan - 2017 - ISBN: 0819576689 / 9780819576682  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037439 $24.95
James, Bill  
Harpur & Iles #33: First Fix Your Alibi
When a major drug dealer seeks vengeance for the murder of his wife and son, policemen Harpur and Iles must do all they can to prevent a bloodbath.  
Novel, 188 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Creme de la Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 1780295669 / 9781780295664  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036742 $17.95
James, Miranda  
Cat in the Stacks #7: No Cats Allowed
When the irritating new library director's body is discovered, the list of suspects is long. Things take a turn for the worse when a threatening email throws suspicion on Melba. Can Charlie and his Maine Coon cat Diesel clear their friend's name?  
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Berkley - 2017 - ISBN: 0425277755 / 9780425277751  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036418 $7.99
Janik, Erika  
Pistols and Petticoats
A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years.  
Nonfiction, 238 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Beacon - 2017 - ISBN: 0807047880 / 9780807047880  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037426 $20.00
Johnson, Carrie H.  
Muriel Mabley #1: Hot Flash
Muriel sweats every detail as a forensic firearms specialist. When her sister in witness protection receives a terrifying warning, Muriel's long-time partner Laughton reveals he knows more than he should about her and Muriel's past. And when Laughton's ex-wife and her new husband turn up dead, his own secrets send Muriel down a twisted trail of disappeared witnesses and wrenching betrayal.  
Novel, 265 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dafina - 2016 - ISBN: 1496703995 / 9781496703996  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036949 $15.00
Jones, Howard Andrew  
Pathfinder Tales: Through the Gate to the Sea
Novel based on the role-playing game.  
Novel, 313 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765384388 / 9780765384386  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036684 $14.99
Kadrey, Richard  
Sandman Slim #8: The Perdition Score
Thomas Abbot wants Stark and Candy to investigate a boy's disappearance, and help uncover council members who might be tied to Wormwood's power brokers. Stark's plans change when a dying angel gives him a vial that could be a secret weapon in the ongoing war between the angels and rebel angels.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 375 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Harper Voyager - 2017 - ISBN: 0062373277 / 9780062373274  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036470 $15.99
Kelly, Diane  
Tara Holloway #11: Death, Taxes, and Sweet Potato Fries
When the IRS works with the border patrol on a case, Tara finds herself investigating an old flame.  
Novel, 311 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's - 2017 - ISBN: 1250094887 / 9781250094889  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036628 $7.99
Kiernan, Caitlín R.  
Agents of Dreamland #1: Agents of Dreamland
A government agent seeks information about an event that haunts him. A cult leader gathers the weak and susceptible, offering them a chance for transcendence. NASA abruptly loses contact with an interplanetary probe - something beyond Pluto has made contact. And a woman floating outside of time looks to the future and the past for answers to what can save humanity.  
Novella, 123 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765394324 / 9780765394323  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036670 $11.99
Lamb, Alex  
Roboteer #1: Roboteer
Out of Earth's ruins, a world-spanning religion arises bent on converting all of humanity to its creed. It sends starships to reclaim the colony planets, but they resist. Will, a man bred to interface with the robots his colony world needs to survive, is sent behind enemy lines to discover the secret of their newest weapon.  
Novel, 426 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Gollancz UK - 2016 - ISBN: 147320609X / 9781473206090  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036875 $13.99
Lansdale, Joe R.  
Hap & Leonard #09: Honky Tonk Samurai
Hap Collins is a former 1960s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel. Leonard Pine is a tough, gay, black Vietnam veteran and Republican. Lilly Buckner brings a cold case to their new PI office: she wants them to look for her missing granddaughter. They discover that the used car lot where the young woman worked is a front for a prostitution ring, and the mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there.  
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2017 - ISBN: 031632941X / 9780316329415  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035481 $15.99
Lawrence, Mark  
Broken Empire: Red Queen's War #3: The Wheel of Osheim
All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri and the rescue of his family. For Jalan Kendeth, getting back out alive and with Loki's Key is all that matters. Loki's creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jalan's fortune back in the living world.  
Novel, 465 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Ace - 2017 - ISBN: 0425268837 / 9780425268834  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037216 $7.99
Lees, Tim  
Field Ops #3: Steal the Lightning
God hunter Chris Copeland must stop an enigmatic figure who is distributing stolen fragments of dangerous gods to unwitting citizens across the country.  
Novel, 405 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2017 - ISBN: 0062496905 / 9780062496904  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037014 $6.99
Lippman, Laura  
Wilde Lake
Lu Brant's first case as state's attorney dredges up painful memories of 1980, when her brother A.J. saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Now she wonders if the events happened as she remembers, and what details might have been withheld from her because she was a child. The more she learns about the case, the more questions arise.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
William Morrow - 2017 - ISBN: 0062083465 / 9780062083463  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036493 $15.99
Locke, Kate  
Immortal Empire #2: The Queen Is Dead
While investigating Half-Blood disappearances, Val gets in over his head. It's up to Xandra, the newly crowned Goblin Queen, to rescue her brother and bring the atrocities to light, while coping with the political factions vying for her favor, and with Queen Victoria's scrutiny.  
Novel, 317 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Orbit - 2017 - ISBN: 0316334766 / 9780316334761  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036872 $9.99
MacBride, Stuart  
Logan McRae #10: In the Cold Dark Ground
When DS McRae's missing persons investigation turns up a dead body in the woods, DCI Steel's Major Investigation team charges up from Aberdeen. And, as usual, she wants him to do her job for her. Plus a new Superintendent is making Logan's life miserable, Professional Standards are gunning for Steel, and the head of Aberdeen's criminal underbelly is dying, so rival gangs are eying his territory.  
Novel, 533 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 000749467X / 9780007494675  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037037 $15.99
MacLeod, Ken  
The Execution Channel
With the information war in full swing - bloggers, political operatives, and police vying to establish just where reality lies - James Travis and his daughter strive to make sense of the nuking of Scotland and the political repercussions of a series of terrorist attacks. The only truth they have is what they're able to see with their own eyes.  
Novel, 341 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2007)  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765351781 / 9780765351784  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036611 $9.99
Marsh, Ngaio  
Roderick Alleyn #32: Light Thickens
The Dolphin Theatre is putting on a magnificent production of the Scottish play - until the night the claymore swings and the dummy's head is more than real: there's been a murder behind the scenes. Luckily, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is in the audience.  
Novel, 239 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1982)  
Felony & Mayhem - 2016 - ISBN: 1631940651 / 9781631940651  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036728 $14.95
Martinez, Juan  
Best Worst American
Fantasy and sf short stories about displacement, exile, and identity.  
Collection, 201 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Small Beer - 2017 - ISBN: 1618731246 / 9781618731241  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035551 $16.00
Mastai, Elan  
All Our Wrong Todays
Tom lives in an idyllic 2016. When a time-travel mishap lands him in our own 2016, he is horrified - until he discovers wonderful versions of his family, his career, and possibly his soulmate. Should he fix the flow of history to bring his utopian universe back, or try to forge a life in our messy timeline?  
Novel, 369 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dutton - 2017 - ISBN: 1101985135 / 9781101985137  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036527 $26.00
Matthews, Susan R.  
Under Jurisdiction #3 / #5 / #6: Fleet Renegade: Hour of Judgment / The Devil and Deep Space / Warring States
Hour of Judgment: Burkhayden is leased by the Bench to a Dolgorukij familial corporation for economic exploitation. When a Nurail woman from the service house is raped and beaten, Ship's Inquisitor Andrej Koscuisko is called upon to render services. Before one fateful night is out, he will put himself under sentence of death by doing what he at last realizes he should have done from the beginning. And Port Burkhayden will burn.

The Devil and Deep Space: Andrej Koscuisko is going home on leave. His ship of assignment is participating in training exercises. When an observer station unexpectedly explodes, Andrej will have to fight Fleet itself to bring the only thing that can save the ship and crew from destruction: a single piece of evidence with the potential to change the course of the history of Jurisdiction Space.

Warring States: Chilleau Judiciary's senior administrative officer has been murdered in the very heart of Chambers. Bench Intelligence Specialist Jils Ivers has been unable to ferret out the perpetrator, and that means she's the Bench's prime candidate for execution. Andrej Koscuisko means to take this opportunity to execute a daring theft. If he is successful, the rule of Law will be rocked to its very core.  
Omnibus, 986 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999 / 2002 / 2006)  
Baen - 2017 - ISBN: 1476782091 / 9781476782096  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036302 $17.00
McAuley, Paul  
Something Coming #1: Something Coming Through
The alien Jackaroo have given humanity fifteen worlds and the means to reach them. They're a chance to start over, but they're also littered with ruins and artifacts left by the Jackaroo's previous clients. Miracles that could reverse damage. Nightmares that could alter humanity - or destroy it.  
Novel, 374 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Gollancz - 2016 - ISBN: 1473203953 / 9781473203952  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036854 $12.99
Mcdonald, Gregory  
Snatch: Who Took Toby Rinaldi? (alternate title: Snatched) / Safekeeping
Who Took Toby Rinaldi?: Eight-year-old whiz kid Toby Rinaldi, whose father is key to vital negotiations in the Middle East, is put aboard a flight to San Francisco. Then Toby disappears. They have just 48 hours to find him, or tanks will roll across the desert, and the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf will stop.

Safekeeping: During the Battle of Britain, a Duke's son is sent to New York City for safety, but winds up in the hands of the Salvallo family, who have decided he might be worth some money to them. When he witnesses a murdered committed by Tony Salvallo, the boy knows it's time to strike out on his own - with Savallo in hot pursuit.  
Omnibus, 446 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1980 / 1985)  
Hard Case Crime - 2017 - ISBN: 178565182X / 9781785651823  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036594 $12.95
McDougall, Sophia  
Alice Dare #2: Space Hostages
Ages 8 and up. Alice and her friends have already saved the galaxy once. Now, on a trip to the Morrors' new home world in the Alpha Centauri system, they find themselves kidnapped by the Krakilluks.  
Novel, 439 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Harper - 2017 - ISBN: 0062294032 / 9780062294036  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036482 $6.99
Millett, Larry  
Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma
Signed by the author on the title page. 1920: Dogged by depression, doubt, and - as this trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed - emphysema, Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when a note is slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious killer he'd nearly captured in Munich in 1892, announcing that he has relocated to a tiny village near the clinic. Two residents have died there recently under suspicious circumstances, and Holmes finds himself drawn into the town's dark history, and into the strange tunnels under the old flour mill, where answers and danger wait.  
Novel, 226 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
University of Minnesota - 2017 - ISBN: 1517900867 / 9781517900861  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036843 $25.95


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