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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author

Stewart, Trenton Lee  
Mysterious Benedict Society Prequel: The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
Ages 8 and up. Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst possible moments. Now he's being sent to a new orphanage, where he will encounter vicious bullies, selfish adults, strange circumstances - and a mystery that could change his life forever. Luckily, he has one important thing in his favor: he's a genius.  
Novel, 470 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Little, Brown - 2013 - ISBN: 0316176206 / 9780316176200  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022152 $7.99
Stout, Rex  
A Prize for Princes
Aline Solini, a beautiful Russian woman, arrives in Marisi on the eve of the Great War. There Richard Stetton, the somewhat dimwitted playboy son of an American millionaire, falls into her clutches. Aline uses him and his money to win her way into fashionable society, where her search for greater conquests moves her closer and closer to the throne.  
Novel, 226 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1914)  
Wildside - 2002 - ISBN: 1592240453 / 9781592240456  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021906 $15.95
Strahan, Jonathan (editor)  
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7
Thirty-two of the best stories of 2012.
  • Introduction
  • The Contrary Gardener == Christopher Rowe
  • The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times == Eleanor Arnason
  • Close Encounters == Andy Duncan
  • Great-Grandmother in the Cellar == Peter S. Beagle
  • The Easthound == Nalo Hopkinson
  • Goggles (c. 1910) == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Bricks, Sticks, Straw == Gwyneth Jones
  • A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones == Genevieve Valentine
  • The Grinnell Method == Molly Gloss
  • Beautiful Boys == Theodora Goss
  • The Education of a Witch == Ellen Klages
  • Macy Minnot's Last Christmas on Dione == Paul McAuley
  • What Did Tessimond Tell You? == Adam Roberts
  • Adventure Story == Neil Gaiman
  • Katabasis == Robert Reed
  • Troll Blood == Peter Dickinson
  • The Color Least Used by Nature == Ted Kosmatka
  • Jack Shade in the Forest of Souls == Rachel Pollack
  • Two Houses == Kelly Link
  • Blood Drive == Jeffrey Ford
  • Mantis Wives == Kij Johnson
  • Immersion == Aliette de Bodard
  • About Fairies == Pat Murphy
  • Let Maps to Others == K.J. Parker
  • Joke in Four Panels == Robert Shearman
  • Reindeer Mountain == Karin Tidbeck
  • Domestic Magic == Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem
  • Swift, Brutal Retaliation == Meghan McCarron
  • Nahiku West == Linda Nagata
  • Fade to White == Catherynne M. Valente
  • Significant Dust == Margo Lanagan
  • Mono No Aware == Ken Liu
Anthology, 629 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade - 2013 - ISBN: 1597804592 / 9781597804592  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022246 $19.99
Stratmann, Linda  
Frances Doughty #2: The Daughters of Gentlemen
On her first professional case, Frances is trying to discover who distributed dangerously feminist pamphlets to the girls of Bayswater Academy. She finds that even the most respectable denizens of Bayswater have something to hide, and what began as a simple task soon becomes a case of murder.  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mystery Press UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0752464752 / 9780752464756  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022273 $14.95
Strom-Martin, Hannah (editor) / Underwood, Erin (editor)  
Ages 13 and up. Thirty-three original stories and poems that spark the imagination and make us yearn for the possibilities of a world yet to come.
  • Introduction
  • Things to Consider When Choosing a Name for the Ship You Won in a Poker Game Last Night (poem) == Irving
  • Clockwork Airlock == Nancy Holder
  • Why (poem) == Evelyn Lumish
  • Spirk Station == Chuck Rothan
  • Learning How to Be a Cat (poem) == Jenny Blackford
  • Now With You, But With You == Miri Kim
  • Powerless == Leah Thomas
  • King and Queen (poem) == John Grey
  • The Stars Beneath Our Feet == Stephen D. Covey and Sandra McDonald
  • Out of the Silent Sea == Dale Lucas
  • The Blue Hour (poem) == Brittany Warman
  • Another Prison == Rahul Kanakia
  • Market Day (poem) == Anna Della Zazzera
  • Driven Out == Steve Alguire
  • Pennies (poem) == Irving
  • A Voice in the Night == Jack McDevitt
  • Unwritten in Green == Alex Dally MacFarlane
  • The End of Callie V == Jennifer Moore
  • Speech Lessons (poem) == Alicia Cole
  • The Myriad Dangers == Lavie Tidhar
  • The Fall of Stile City == William John Watkins
  • The Teenage Years of Ed Nimbus (a moral tale) (poem) == Neil Weston
  • String Theory == Danika Dinsmore
  • Hollywood Forever == Llinos Cathryn Thomas
  • Ghost Walkers (poem) == Sandy Cayless
  • The Cleansing == Mark Smith-Briggs
  • Prospect of a World I Dream == Alex Kane
  • Larvae == Gregory Frost
  • The Alien (poem) == Cathy Bryant
  • Over It == Camille Alexa
  • The Ghost Hunter (poem) == E. Kristin Anderson
  • Your Own Way Back == Rich Larson
  • Me and My Army of Me == Katrina Nicholson
  • Author Notes
Anthology, 260 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Underwords Press - 2013 - ISBN: 0985893400 / 9780985893408  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022299 $14.95
Sutherland, Tui T.  
Wings of Fire #1: The Dragonet Prophecy
Ages 8 and up. Clay and his friends have grown up under a mountain, secretly raised by the Talons of Peace. The five young dragons are destined to end the war that's been raging between the tribes of Pyrrhia, but how they'll do this, none of them knows. But not every dragonet wants a destiny. When one of their own is threatened, Clay and his friends decide to escape. Maybe they can break free and end the war at the same time - or maybe they'll risk everything.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Scholastic - 2013 - ISBN: 0545349230 / 9780545349239  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022204 $6.99
Swanson, Denise  
Dime Store #2: Nickeled-and-Dimed to Death
When Elise Whitmore is shot and Dev's good friend Boone is taken into custody, Dev must clear his name and find the real killer.  
Novel, 248 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451239423 / 9780451239426  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022036 $7.99
Sweeney, Leann  
Cats in Trouble #5: The Cat, the Mill and the Murder
When Jillian volunteered to help relocate a feral cat colony living in an abandoned mill, she never expected to find a woman living there. Jeannie refuses to leave the mill or abandon the ghost of her cat, but ends up being taken out on a stretcher following an accident. Then a body is found concealed in the mill. It's up to Jillian and a mysterious new feline friend to find out who the killer is.  
Novel, 281 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451415418 / 9780451415417  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022095 $7.99
Thompson, Victoria  
Gaslight #14: Murder on Fifth Avenue
Sarah Brandt's father Felix Decker takes his position in society very seriously, and opposes his daughter's involvement with an Irish Catholic policeman. But when a member of the exclusive Knickerbocker Club is killed, Decker forms an uneasy alliance with Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to discreetly solve the murder of a man of means who was no gentleman.

♦  Finalist for the 2012 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 0425255379 / 9780425255377  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022081 $7.99
Thomson, June  
The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes
Seven original stories of the great detective. From the gaslit clamor of London's streets to the isolated Welsh countryside, Holmes and Watson face complex cases and old enemies.
  • Foreword
  • The Case of the Conk-Singleton Forgery
  • The Case of the Stray Chicken
  • The Case of the One-eyed Colonel
  • The Case of the Three-handed Widow
  • The Case of the Pentre Mawr Murder
  • The Case of the Missing Belle Fille
  • The Case of the Watchful Waiter
Collection, 281 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749012439 / 9780749012434  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022421 $16.95
Toyne, Simon  
Liv Adamsen #2: The Key
Liv and Gabriel uncover a revelation dating back to the creation of man. Meanwhile, the Sancti are determined to reclaim the Sacrament and restore their source of power. Liv and Gabriel must elude capture, and journey to the place where all life began to find the answers before it's too late.  
Novel, 526 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper - 2013 - ISBN: 0062038346 / 9780062038340  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022240 $9.99
van Vogt, A.E.  
Transgalactic: Empire of the Atom / The Wizard of Linn / Mission to the Stars (alternate title: The Mixed Men)
Plus two short stories of the Ezwal, 'Co-operate or Else!' and 'The Second Solution', in the War Against the Rull series.

Empire of the Atom and The Wizard of Linn: According to the legends, global war smashed civilization, but not all of its machines. There are those who know how to repair and operate the ancient machines, but no one understands how they work - until Clane. Born into the ruling family, although his body is twisted, his mind is brilliant. He recovers the lost science behind the ancient machines - and uncovers the truth about civilization's downfall. Alien invaders reduced humanity to barbarism, as a prelude to returning in force to colonize the Solar System. And that return will happen soon, unless Clane can find a way to stop it.

Mission to the Stars: A starship is sent from Earth to the Greater Magellanic Cloud on a mission to locate refugees who fled there generations ago, and bring them back under Earth's control.  
Omnibus, 607 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1957 / 1962 / 1952)  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451638922 / 9781451638929  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021323 $7.99
Vance, Jack (aka Vance, John Holbrook)  
Selected Mysteries Volume 2: Desperate Days: The Fox Valley Murders / The Pleasant Grove Murders / The Dark Ocean
The Fox Valley Murders: Ausley Wyett recently returned after sixteen years in prison. Now five men whose testimonies led to his conviction have received threatening letters, and one by one are falling victim to fatal accidents. With no evidence of murder, San Rodrigo County, California, acting sheriff Joe Bain must figure out if Wyett is responsible.

The Pleasant Grove Murders: As sheriff Joe Bain tries to solve three brutal hammer murders, his career is threatened by a political smear.

The Dark Ocean: Aboard a freighter bound for ports in El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, Spain, and Italy, Betty Haverhill has a short-lived flirtation with the mysterious Mik Finsch. But after a pair of apparent suicides, Betty is convinced Finsch is a murderer, and finds herself fighting for her life.  
Omnibus, 564 pages, Hardcover, Reprint (originally published in 1966 / 1967 / 1966)  
Subterranean - 2012 - ISBN: 1596064633 / 9781596064638  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018939 $45.00
Vaughn, Carrie  
Kitty Norville #11: Kitty Rocks the House
A new werewolf shows up in Denver and threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty's authority - just when she needs all the allies she can muster to go against the ancient vampire Roman.  
Novel, 324 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765368676 / 9780765368676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021963 $7.99
Viets, Elaine  
Dead-End Job #11: Final Sail
To catch a jewel smuggler, Helen goes undercover as a stewardess on a private yacht.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451237706 / 9780451237705  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022097 $7.99
Wait, Lea  
Antique Print #6: Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding
Maggie is on Cape Cod, helping with a friend's wedding preparations. When a neighbor is murdered, Maggie is pressed into service as a counselor and interpreter. After another murder, and a hurricane, Maggie finds she has become a target.  
Novel, 236 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Perseverance - 2013 - ISBN: 1564745317 / 9781564745316  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022323 $15.95
Walker, Martin  
Bruno #04: The Crowded Grave
Signed by the author on the title page. The local foie gras producers are being attacked by animal rights activists, a summit between France and Spain is about to take place near St. Denis, and two beautiful, brilliant women are vying for Bruno's attention. But when a local archaeological dig looking for Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal remains turns up a distinctly modern corpse, the police chief's investigation leads to Europe's recent dark history of terrorist and counterterrorist tactics.  
Novel, 314 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Vintage - 2013 - ISBN: 0307744647 / 9780307744647  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022385 $14.95
Walton, Jo  
Small Change #2: Ha'penny
Signed by the author on the title page. England has completed its slide into fascist dicatorship. When a bomb explodes in a London suburb, the brilliant but compromised Inspector Carmichael of Scotland Yard is assigned the case. What he finds leads him to a conspiracy of peers and communists, of staunch King-and-Country patriots and hardened IRA gunmen, to murder the Prime Minister and his ally Adolf Hitler.

♦  Finalist for the 2007 Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History
Novel, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2007)  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765323141 / 9780765323149  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022329 $15.99
Weber, David  
Honorverse #5: Shadow of Freedom
Publisher's signed edition with signature page tipped in. According to their messenger, the Mobius Liberation Front is planning to throw off Solarian rule, aided by their powerful ally Manticore. Mike Henke sees a problem: she's never heard of the MLF. They've been duped by the Mesan Alliance in a plot to destroy Manticore's reputation as the champion of freedom. Mike has no orders to help them, but no one is going to send thousands of patriots to their deaths, trusting in Manticoran help that will never come. Not on her watch.  
Novel, 439 pages, Hardcover  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451637829 / 9781451637823  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020440 $26.00
Wein, Elizabeth  
Code Name Verity
Ages 14 and up. 1943: A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When 'Verity' is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage and failure, and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy?

♦  Finalist for the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
Novel, 339 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Hyperion - 2013 - ISBN: 1423152883 / 9781423152880  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022153 $9.99
Wells, Martha  
Emilie #1: Emilie and the Hollow World
Ages 13 and up. While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie's plans to stow away and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship. Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use an experimental engine to journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende's missing father. But the ship is damaged on arrival, and evidence points to sabotage. Emilie must take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.  
Novel, 301 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Strange Chemistry - 2013 - ISBN: 1908844493 / 9781908844491  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021213 $9.99
Wilcox, John  
Simon Fonthill #08: The War of the Dragon Lady
China, 1900: The Boxers are rampaging through the countryside, killing foreigners. Retired Army scout Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice, and his comrade 352 Jenkins are caught up in the chaos as they try to escort Alice's missionary uncle and his family to safety in Peking. But the city is no sanctuary. With the foreign legations under siege, Fonthill, Jenkins, and Chang, the missionary's adopted son, must try to slip through the Boxer lines to bring help.  
Novel, 382 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0749012080 / 9780749012083  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022416 $16.95
Wilson, F. Paul  
Adversary Cycle #3: The Touch
Dr. Alan Bulmer discovers one day that he can cure any illness with the touch of his hand. Although he tries to hide his power, word inevitably leaks out, and his life begins to unravel. Plus short story 'Dat-tay-vao'.  
Novel, 446 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1986)  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 076536106X / 9780765361066  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021980 $7.99
Wilson, G. Willow  
Alif the Unseen
In a Middle Eastern country, a young Arab-Indian hacker calling himself Alif shields his clients - dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups - from state surveillance, and tries to stay out of trouble. But the woman Alif loves has jilted him for the head of state security, known as 'the Hand of God'. And Alif's computer has just been breached by the state's electronic security. Driven underground, Alif discovers the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology. The stakes are raised, and Alif struggles to survive, aided by forces seen and unseen.

♦  Winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Hammett Prize for Literary Excellence in the Field of Crime-writing
Novel, 444 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Grove - 2013 - ISBN: 0802121225 / 9780802121226  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022253 $16.00
Wingrove, David  
Chung Kuo Recast #03: The Middle Kingdom
2196: Chung Kuo has been shaken after more than a century of peace enforced by tyranny. The seven ruling T'ang struggle to maintain Stasis, even as their massive cities descend into chaos. The rebels responsible for assassinating the Minister of the Edict seize the opportunity to effect Change. But the assassination was orchestrated by those far closer to the ruling powers, and this betrayal, the first of many, will lead to the War of Two Directions.  
Novel, 337 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (simultaneous HC)  
Corvus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1848877315 / 9781848877313  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022267 $14.95

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