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


 
 
Shepherd, Mike (aka Moscoe, Mike)  
Jump Universe #2: The Price of Peace
On the scattering of planets along the Rim, remnant thugs of the Unity Party still hold power. In the shipping lanes of Rim Space, pirates roam freely. Commander Izzy Umboto and Lieutenant Terrence Tordon will soon learn that enforcing the peace can be just as expensive as fighting the war - and the cost will be counted in human lives.  
Novel, 322 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2000)  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0441006957 / 9780441006953  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023655 $7.99
Spencer, Wen  
Elfhome #3: Elfhome
Winter is coming, supplies are running low, and political ties are fraying. Hidden somewhere in Pittsburgh's crumbling neighborhoods, the oni are growing in number and attacking from the shadows. Tinker is determined to make her city a place of freedom. But seven elf children are already missing - and the oni eat their prisoners when they're no longer useful.  
Novel, 525 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639120 / 9781451639124  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023272 $7.99
Stross, Charles  
Laundry Files #4: The Apocalypse Codex
When an American televangelist with the ability to heal miraculously becomes uncomfortably close to the British Prime Minister, The Laundry dispatches the brilliant and entirely unpredictable Persephone Hazard to infiltrate the man's ministry and uncover the preacher's agenda. It's Bob Howard's job to make sure Persephone doesn't cause an international incident. But it's a supernatural incident that Bob needs to worry about - a global threat that even The Laundry may be unable to clean up.  
Novel, 355 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 042525643X / 9780425256435  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023142 $7.99
Taber, Deb  
Necessary Ill
Jin designs plagues to bring the world back into balance - between population and resources, creation and destruction, choice and certainty - a balance more important to it than any individual life. Sandy, a young woman thrust violently out of her farm life into the dispassionate science of neuters like Jin, discovers her own need for balance - between safety and adventure, art and science, self-protection and love. But as the world is thrown off balance for all, Jin and Sandy must learn to see in new ways, for the survival of friends and enemies alike.  
Novel, 347 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2013 - ISBN: 1619760223 / 9781619760226  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022594 $20.00
TenNapel, Doug  
Tommysaurus Rex
Ages 8 and up. While exploring a cave near his grandpa's house, Ely discovers a full-grown but friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex. As the news of the dinosaur grows around town, so does the friendship between Ely and his Jurassic pet. But Randy, the mean kid down the street, decides he's going to make life miserable for Ely and his dinosaur.  
Graphic Novel, 139 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Scholastic Graphix - 2013 - ISBN: 0545483832 / 9780545483834  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023443 $10.99
Turtledove, Harry  
War That Came Early #4: Coup d'etat
Winter, 1941: As the Germans, with England and France on their side, slam deep into Russia, Stalin's terrible machine fights for its life. Following the suspicious death of Winston Churchill, with his staunch anti-Nazi views, a small cabal begins to imagine the unthinkable in a nation long famous for respecting the rule of law. Meanwhile, in America, a woman who has met Hitler face-to-face urges her countrymen to wake up to his evil.  
Novel, 434 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Del Rey - 2013 - ISBN: 0345524667 / 9780345524669  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023515 $16.00
Varley, John  
Good-Bye Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories
Signed by the author and numbered of 1000 copies. Eleven previously uncollected sf stories and novellas.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Funhouse Effect
  • Retrograde Summer
  • In the Bowl
  • Blue Champagne
  • Bagatelle
  • Equinoctial
  • Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe
  • Lollipop and the Tar Baby
  • The Black Hole Passes
  • The Unprocessed Word
  • The Manhattan Phone Book (Abridged)
 
Collection, 338 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Subterranean - 2013 - ISBN: 1596065281 / 9781596065284  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022597 $45.00
Varley, John  
Slow Apocalypse
Screenwriter Dave Marshall thought the scenario sounded implausible when he heard it from a government consultant on his last film: a scientist releases a virus that feeds on petroleum into an Iraqi oil field, but it spreads to infect the entire international fuel supply. Now it's become a terrifying reality.  
Novel, 484 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0425262138 / 9780425262139  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023141 $7.99
Verba, Joan Marie  
Sword of Queens
Signed by the author on the title page. In over five hundred years, no one has ever seen the evil lord Tashtalon, but when he puts the kingdom of Somerlie to sleep every night, people disappear, never to be seen again. Gill thought these things could not possibly be changed, but strange events point her to the Sword of Queens, a magical weapon that can defeat Tashtalon.  
Novel, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
FTL - 2012 - ISBN: 193688111X / 9781936881116  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022536 $15.95
Verne, Jules  
Travel Scholarships
Nine students set sail for their Caribbean island homelands, not knowing that, before they boarded, escaped convicts hijacked the ship and murdered the crew.  
Novel, 402 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Wesleyan - 2013 - ISBN: 0819565121 / 9780819565129  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023649 $29.95
Warren, Robert B.  
Plato Jones #1: Murder on Olympus
After a stint with the Olympic Bureau of Investigation, Plato Jones was through with the Gods - they're all jerks - and their political games. Until he's drawn into a murder investigation where the targets are the Gods themselves. But how can he solve a crime that's impossible to commit? And what chance does a mortal PI have against something powerful enough to kill a God?  
Novel, 376 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dragonfairy - 2013 - ISBN: 0985023066 / 9780985023065  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022587 $16.95
Weber, David  
Safehold #6: Midst Toil and Tribulation
Wars and intrigues have cascaded from Charis' declaration of independence, and now the Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos: a vicar of the Church of God Awaiting has engineered a rebellion against the Lord Protector, bringing civil war to the nation at harvest time.  
Novel, 806 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765361264 / 9780765361264  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022860 $8.99
Weber, David / Lindskold, Jane  
Star Kingdom #2: Fire Season
Ages 12 and up. On the pioneer planet Sphinx, fourteen-year-old provisional forest ranger Stephanie Harrington and her treecat companion Climbs Quickly battle the planet's natural forest fires - and the unscrupulous humans who want to use the fires to wipe out the native treecats.  
Novel, 287 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 145163921X / 9781451639216  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023265 $9.99
Weber, David  
War God #4: War Maid's Choice
Bahzell, a young war maid named Leeana, and a one-eyed courser mare named Gayrfressa may not be able to stop the Dark Gods' conquest of Norfressa, but they've chosen to try - and they're perfectly willing to die trying if that's what it takes.  
Novel, 858 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639015 / 9781451639018  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023271 $7.99
Wells, Dan  
John Wayne Cleaver #3: I Don't Want to Kill You
John has called a demon - on the phone - and challenged it to a fight. As he wades through his town's darkest secrets, searching for a hint of the demon's identity, it becomes clear that, in a game of cat and mouse with a supernatural killer, the human is always the mouse.  
Novel, 334 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC/Trade PB  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765362384 / 9780765362384  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022858 $7.99
Williams, Tad  
Bobby Dollar #1: The Dirty Streets of Heaven
Bobby is a rough-and-tumble angel who's always done his part in the long cold war between Heaven and Hell. But now he's stepped into the middle of something that's got both sides nervous - an unprecedented number of missing souls. Plus someone has summoned a Babylonian demon that's doing its best to track him down and rip him to pieces. And his opposite number on the case is a sexy she-devil, and Bobby has feelings for her that Heaven definitely does not allow.  
Novel, 441 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
DAW - 2013 - ISBN: 0756407907 / 9780756407902  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023155 $7.99
Williamson, Michael Z.  
Freehold: When Diplomacy Fails . . .
World Bureau Minister Joy Highland is a highly-placed bureaucrat with political aspirations. And her assistant wants to publicize every movement and action for the pending campaign. It's a colossal pain for her security team, Alex Marlow and Ripple Creek's finest. Given Highland's status, it's a matter of figuring out how many people want her dead, and what they're bringing to the fight. Her enemies have resources, funding and political cover, but they're going to be getting in each others' way. And Ripple Creek has no qualms about explosions on galactic news.  
Novel, 471 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639112 / 9781451639117  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023275 $7.99
Winters, Ben H.  
Hank Palace #2: Countdown City
There are just 74 days to go before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the US Justice Department, detective Hank Palace's days of solving crimes are over, until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband. With society falling to shambles, Hank pieces together what few clues he can, on a search that leads him from a college campus turned anarchist encampment to a crumbling coastal landscape where anti-immigrant militia fend off impact zone refugees.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award
 
Novel, 316 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Quirk - 2013 - ISBN: 1594746265 / 9781594746260  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023514 $14.95


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