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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Hale, Ginn  
Rifter #2: The Holy Road
John has climbed the Thousand Steps in search of a way home. Among the mystic warrior priests, he witnesses astounding magic and learns that the golden key he lost - the one that can open a Great Gate so that he and his friends can return home - lies within his reach. But not even the remote mountain monastery is safe from violent turmoil in this age of rebellion and religious warfare.  
Novel, 491 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Blind Eye Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1935560255 / 9781935560258  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022487 $14.95
Hamilton, Laurell K.  
Anita Blake #21: Kiss the Dead
When a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by vampires, it's up to Anita to find her. When she does, she's faced with an ordinary group of people - kids, grandparents, soccer moms - all recently turned and willing to die to avoid serving a master. And where there's one martyr, there will be more.  
Novel, 334 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Jove - 2013 - ISBN: 0515153001 / 9780515153002  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023109 $7.99
Harkness, Deborah  
All Souls #2: Shadow of Night
Vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont and scholarly witch Diana Bishop are plunged back through time to Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends in the School of Night. Here Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of the enchanted alchemical manuscript deepens.  
Novel, 581 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Penguin - 2013 - ISBN: 0143123629 / 9780143123620  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022768 $17.00
Haskell, Merrie  
The Princess Curse
Ages 10 and up. Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling - and silly - curse. Sharp-witted Reveka, an herbalist's apprentice, has little use for princesses, but plenty of use for the reward money she'll earn if she breaks the curse. Her efforts lead her to deeper mysteries: a shadowy stranger as charming as he is unsettling, and a blighted land in desperate need of healing.  
Novel, 325 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Harper Collins - 2013 - ISBN: 0062008153 / 9780062008152  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023043 $6.99
Hearne, Kevin  
Iron Druid #6: Hunted
Plus novella 'Two Ravens and One Crow'. Dodging the slings and arrows of not one but two goddesses of the hunt, Atticus, Granuaile, and wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha De Danann. The usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so the game plan is to run like hell. Crashing the marathon is the Norse god Loki; killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the huntresses and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living - and still have a world to live in.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 384 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Del Rey - 2013 - ISBN: 0345533631 / 9780345533630  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023586 $7.99
Heinlein, Robert A.  
Assignment in Eternity
Reprints two classic sf novellas and two stories, speculating on what makes us human.
    Contents
  • Introduction == William H. Patterson Jr.
  • Gulf
  • Elsewhen
  • Lost Legacy
  • Jerry Was a Man
  • Afterword == David Drake
 
Collection, 336 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1953)  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639074 / 9781451639070  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023277 $7.99
Hines, Jim C.  
Magic Ex Libris #1: Libriomancer
A member of a secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg, Isaac is a Libriomancer, able to reach magically into books and draw forth objects. Attacked by vampires that leaked from books into our world, he manages to escape, and discovers that they have been attacking other magic users as well. With the help of a motorcycle-riding Dryad who packs a semi-automatic, Isaac finds himself hunting the dark power that has been manipulating both humans and vampires. His search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic.  
Novel, 348 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
DAW - 2013 - ISBN: 0756408172 / 9780756408176  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023186 $7.99
Holkins, Jerry / Krahulik, Mike  
Penny Arcade #8: Passion's Howl
Full color. Collects the 2008 strips of the popular webcomic starring geeky heroes Gabe and Tycho, plus creator commentary.  
Graphic Novel, 119 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Oni Press - 2013 - ISBN: 162010007X / 9781620100073  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New021375 $14.99
Horton, Rich (editor)  
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2013
Thirty-three of the best stories published in 2012.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Rich Horton
  • Nahiku West == Linda Nagata
  • The Gravedigger of Konstan Spring == Genevieve Valentine
  • Under the Eaves == Lavie Tidhar
  • Honey Bear == Sofia Samatar
  • One Day in Time City == David Ira Cleary
  • The Black Feminist's Guide to Science Fiction Film Editing == Sandra McDonald
  • The Governess and the Lobster == Margaret Ronald
  • Swift, Brutal Retaliation == Meghan McCarron
  • Scattered Along the River of Heaven == Aliette de Bodard
  • Four Kinds of Cargo == Leonard Richardson
  • Elementals == Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Prayer == Robert Reed
  • Scrap Dragon == Naomi Kritzer
  • The Contrary Gardener == Christopher Rowe
  • The Castle That Jack Built == Emily Gilman
  • In the House of Aryaman, A Lonely Signal Burns == Elizabeth Bear
  • The Philosophy of Ships == Caroline M. Yoachim
  • The Keats Variation == K.M. Ferebee
  • Fireborn == Robert Charles Wilson
  • One Breath, One Stroke == Catherynne M. Valente
  • The Bernoulli War == Gord Sellar
  • Things Greater than Love == Kate Bachus
  • A Murmuration of Starlings == Joe Pitkin
  • Give Her Honey When You Hear Her Scream == Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Arbeitskraft == Nick Mamatas
  • A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight == Xia Jia
  • Heaven Under Earth == Aliette de Bodard
  • Sunshine == Nina Allan
  • Uncle Flower's Homecoming Waltz == Marissa K. Lingen
  • The Magician's Apprentice == Tamsyn Muir
  • Twenty-two and You == Michael Blumlein
  • Two Houses == Kelly Link
  • The Weight of History, the Lightness of the Future == Jay Lake
  • Biographies
  • Recommended Reading
  • Publication History
  • About the Editor
 
Anthology, 573 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Prime - 2013 - ISBN: 1607013924 / 9781607013921  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023645 $19.95
Hough, Jason M.  
Dire Earth #1: The Darwin Elevator
23rd century: The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet's refugees flock to Darwin, Australia, where a space elevator - created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders - emits a plague-suppressing aura. Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow immunes, he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura's edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped, along with brilliant scientist Dr. Tania Sharma, to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.  
Novel, 472 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Del Rey - 2013 - ISBN: 0345537122 / 9780345537126  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023593 $9.99
Hudspeth, E.B.  
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black
Includes two books. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training in 1870s Philadelphia, his travels with carnivals, and his mysterious disappearance. The second is Black's magnum opus, The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray's Anatomy for mythological beasts, all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations.  
Novel, 191 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Quirk - 2013 - ISBN: 1594746168 / 9781594746161  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023470 $24.95
Humphrey, Theron  
Maddie on Things
Maddie is a sweet-tempered rescued coonhound who accompanied her owner on a yearlong, cross-country trip while he worked on a photojournalism project. In his spare time, Humphrey took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: standing on things.  
Nonfiction, 159 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Chronicle - 2013 - ISBN: 1452115567 / 9781452115566  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New023632 $15.95
Jackson, Chris A.  
Pathfinder Tales: Pirate's Honor
Novel based on the role-playing game.  
Novel, 453 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Paizo - 2013 - ISBN: 1601255233 / 9781601255235  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022589 $9.99
Jackson, D.B. (aka Coe, David B.)  
Ethan Kaille #1: Thieftaker
Boston, 1765: A conjurer who makes his living tracking down thieves, Ethan Kaile must face the most powerful members of Boston society as well as its seamy underbelly when he is hired to recover a necklace worn by a wealthy murder victim. And behind it all waits another conjurer, who has already killed in the service of powerful masters.  
Novel, 369 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765366061 / 9780765366061  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022647 $7.99
Jeschonek, Robert  
Tannhauser: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows
Novel based on the game. 1954: The Great War continues. The forces of the Reich, led by the occult-obsessed Kaiser, have sold their souls to demonic powers. President Edison has sanctioned the use of alien technology from Roswell to aid the beleaguered Union in its fight against tyranny. Enter the Shogunate, a warrior sect with their own shadowy agenda, whose forces are headed for Kamchatka. Union Major John McNeal and the 42nd Marines must discover their plans before it's too late.  
Novel, 350 pages, Mass Market Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Fantasy Flight Games - 2012 - ISBN: 1616611804 / 9781616611804  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New017088 $8.99
Johnson, Jean  
Ia #3: Hellfire
With the Salik breaking through the Blockade and plunging the known galaxy into war, Ia must assemble a crew that can rise to the challenge - a crew that will trust her prophecies.  
Novel, 470 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0425256502 / 9780425256503  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023173 $7.99
Kadrey, Richard  
Sandman Slim #4: Devil Said Bang
While ruling the denizens of darkness does have perks, James Stark isn't exactly thrilled at the course of his career, not to mention his soul. He has to hold off a host of killers while working on his escape plan. Meanwhile, a serial killer ghost is running wild in Los Angeles, and Slim's angelic alter ego is hiding in the lost days of time with a cabal who can rewrite reality.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper Voyager - 2014 - ISBN: 0062197606 / 9780062197603  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023029 $14.99
Kaveney, Roz  
Rhapsody of Blood #1: Rituals
Long ago, a god granted Mara her wish - to protect the weak against the strong. For millennia, she has avenged that god, and her dead sisters, against anyone who uses the Rituals of Blood to become a god through mass murder. Meanwhile, in modern-day England, a shocking incident shows Emma that the world is not as she thought: there are demons and gods, elves and vampires. Her weapon is knowledge, and she pursues it wherever it leads; the one thing she does not know is who she and her ghostly lover Caroline are working for.

Awards:
♦  2012 Tiptree Award Honor List
 
Novel, 317 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Plus One Press - 2013 - ISBN: 0984436278 / 9780984436279  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022540 $18.95
Kemp, Paul S.  
Egil & Nix #2: A Discourse in Steel
Egil and Nix have retired, as they always said they would. No, really, they have! No more sword and hammer-play for them! But when two recent acquaintances come calling for help, our hapless heroes find themselves up against the might of the entire Thieves Guild. And when kidnapping the leader of the most powerful guild in the land seems like the best course of action, you know you're in over your head.  
Novel, 350 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2013)  
Angry Robot - 2015 - ISBN: 1101964960 / 9781101964965  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023587 $7.99
Lackey, Mercedes  
Elemental Masters #07: Home from the Sea
A fledgling Water Master with a rebellious nature, Mari Prothero has no intention of agreeing to an arranged marriage. But she has yet to learn that the Protheros are descended from Selkies - magical beings able to change from seals to humans - and to continue her line, she must marry a full-blooded Selkie.  
Novel, 375 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
DAW - 2013 - ISBN: 0756407710 / 9780756407711  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023123 $7.99
Lawrence, Mark  
Broken Empire #2: King of Thorns
Plagued by nightmares of the atrocities he committed, and of the atrocities committed against him when he was a child, King Jorg is filled with rage. As his need for revenge against his father continues to consume him, his enemies march toward his castle. But beneath the castle Jorg has found ancient artifacts, and the secrets they hold can be put to terrible use in the coming battle.  
Novel, 419 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0425256235 / 9780425256237  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023174 $7.99
Lee, Sharon / Miller, Steve  
Liaden: A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 1
Seventeen works of short fiction set in the Liaden universe (previously published in their chapbook series).
    Contents
  • Authors' Foreword
  • To Cut an Edge
  • A Day at the Races
  • Where the Goddess Sends
  • A Spell for the Lost
  • Moonphase
  • Pilot of Korval
  • Breath's Duty
  • The Wine of Memory
  • Certain Symmetry
  • Balance of Trade
  • A Choice of Weapons
  • Changeling
  • A Matter of Dreams
  • Phoenix
  • Naratha's Shadow
  • Heirloom
  • Sweet Waters
 
Collection, 453 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639236 / 9781451639230  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023264 $15.00
McCaffrey, Anne / McCaffrey, Todd  
Pern: Sky Dragons
Pern's best chance to rebuild the dragon population and save the world from Thread lies with a group of young dragonriders stranded on an unexplored island, led by Xhinna, female rider of a blue dragon. She must earn her followers' respect and solve the problem of getting enough dragon eggs, while protecting her people and baby dragons from predators - and traitors.  
Novel, 389 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Del Rey - 2013 - ISBN: 034550092X / 9780345500922  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023578 $7.99
McCullough, Kelly  
Fallen Blade #4: Blade Reforged
Signed by the author on the title page. Aral has learned that one of the few people willing to help him in his darkest days has been imprisoned by Maylien's uncle, King Thauvik. It was the death of Thauvik's half brother that earned Aral the name Kingslayer, and now he is thrust into a war that will see no end until he lives up to his name.  
Novel, 288 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0425262324 / 9780425262320  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023143 $7.99
Medley, Linda  
Castle Waiting Volume 2
Black & white; includes over sixty pages of additional story and epilogue. The feminist fairy tale continues as Lady Jain settles into her new life; unexpected visitors result in the discovery and exploration of a secret passageway. Plus an epic bowling tournament, a quest for ladies' underpants, the identity of Pindar's father, the education of Simon, Rackham and Chess arguing about the 'manly arts', an escape-prone goat, and more.  
Graphic Novel, 464 pages, Hardcover, 1st Thus  
Fantagraphics - 2013 - ISBN: 1606996339 / 9781606996331  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New022577 $29.99


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