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Uncle Hugo's Newsletter 102
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
King Oblivion (as told to Matt D. Wilson)  
The Supervillain Field Manual
With so much good out there, the time is now to take off those henchmen training wheels and become a full-fledged supervillain! Learn the ins and outs of the supervillain trade, including how to handle unruly hostages, control your minions, deal with increased notoriety, and much more.  
Humor, 197 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Skyhorse - 2013 - ISBN: 1620876337 / 9781620876336  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023243 $12.95
King, Stephen  
Joyland
1973: College student Devin Jones comes to a North Carolina amusement park to work as a carny for the summer. There he must confront the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 283 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Hard Case Crime - 2013 - ISBN: 1781162646 / 9781781162644  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023503 $12.95
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
Signed by both authors on the title page. 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
McCaffery, Todd (editor)  
Dragonwriter: A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern
Remembrances of and tributes to the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer, from friends, fans, and fellow authors.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Todd McCaffrey
  • Anne McCaffrey, Believer in Us == David Brin
  • Why Are You Reading This Stupid Shirt? == Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
  • Star Power == John Goodwin
  • How the Dragonlady Saved My Life == David Gerrold
  • Bookends == Robert Neilson
  • Lessons from Lessa == Elizabeth Moon
  • Flying in New Directions == Robin Roberts
  • Modeling the Writer's Life == Lois McMaster Bujold
  • All the Weyrs of Pern == Wen Spencer
  • The McCaffrey Effect == Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett
  • The Ships That Were == Mercedes Lackey
  • The Dragonlady's Songs == Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Religion on Pern? == Richard J. Woods
  • Annie and Horses == Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  • Picturing Pern == Michael Whelan
  • Red Star Rising == Alec Johnson
  • Changes without Notice == Angelina Adams
  • The Twithead with the Dragon Tattoo == Charlotte Moore
  • The Masterharper Is Gone == Janis Ian
  • Universal Mum == Georgeanne Kennedy
  • Afterword == Todd McCaffrey
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editor
 
Nonfiction, 271 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Smart Pop - 2013 - ISBN: 1937856836 / 9781937856830  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023617 $14.95
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
McNeill, Graham  
Arkham Horror: Dark Waters #2: Bones of the Yopasi
After being called to the mist-shrouded town of Kingsport to identify some strange bones, Miskatonic University professor Oliver Grayson must join an unlikely team of investigators to face a horrifying new threat. But can they conquer their own demons in time to confront their common enemy?  
Novel, 345 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Fantasy Flight Games - 2012 - ISBN: 1616612215 / 9781616612214  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New018963 $8.99
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
Mohr, Howard  
How to Talk Minnesotan
A guide to Minnesota culture from a former A Prairie Home Companion writer, now updated to advise 21st century visitors to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on the use of Twitter and Facebook, cell phone etiquette, and more.  
Nonfiction, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (revised from previous editions)  
Penguin - 2013 - ISBN: 014312269X / 9780143122692  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022769 $16.00
Monk, Devon  
Age of Steam #1: Dead Iron
Men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for America. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother's death. Then he's offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find the Holder, a powerful device now in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk the Earth.  
Novel, 350 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 Trade PB  
Roc - 2013 - ISBN: 0451464273 / 9780451464279  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023122 $7.99
Ness, Patrick (writer) / Kay, Jim (artist)  
A Monster Calls
Ages 12 and up. Black & white illustrations throughout. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting - he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2012 Carnegie Medal
♦  Winner of the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal
 
Novel, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Candlewick - 2013 - ISBN: 0763660655 / 9780763660659  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022470 $8.99
Niven, Larry / Lerner, Edward M.  
Fleet of Worlds #5: Fate of Worlds
Without warning the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets - who are now targeting the Puppeteers. But adventurer Louis Wu and the exiled Puppeteer known as Hindmost, marooned together for more than a decade, escaped from the Ringworld before it disappeared. And throughout those years, as he studied Ringworld technology, Hindmost has plotted to reclaim his power. One way or another, the fabled race of Puppeteers may have come to the end of their days.  
Novel, 411 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765366495 / 9780765366498  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022648 $8.99
Norton, Andre  
Ice and Shadow: Ice Crown / Brother to Shadows
Ice Crown: Roane, a young archaeologist, makes planetfall on a previously off-limits world, and finds herself searching for a powerful artifact that could free the enslaved populace.

Brother to Shadows: When he is cast out of the assassin's guild by a corrupt priest, who has designs on long-lost powerful technology, Jofre teams up with a reptilian alien ally to find the Forerunners' hidden hoard.  
Omnibus, 646 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1970 / 1993)  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639139 / 9781451639131  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023278 $7.99
Palma, Félix J.  
H.G. Wells #2: The Map of the Sky
New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her challenge to reproduce the invasion featured in Wells' The War of the Worlds. Three interconnected plots tell a tale of time travel and mystery, with appearances by a young Edgar Allan Poe as well as Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow.  
Novel, 591 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Atria - 2013 - ISBN: 1451660324 / 9781451660326  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023319 $16.00


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