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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Asprin, Robert  
Griffen McCandles #1: Dragons Wild
Griffen has just discovered he's a dragon. When he heads to New Orleans to ply his trade as a penny ante con artist, the French Quarter's underworld heats up.  
Novel, 360 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2008 Trade PB  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425272052 / 9780425272053  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025350 $7.99
Asprin, Robert - of interest: Nye, Jody Lynn  
Myth #19: Myth-Quoted
M.Y.T.H. Inc. has dealt with all manner of vile creatures. But not even a magician of Skeeve's caliber is prepared to face the most duplicitous monsters of all: politicians.  
Novel, 294 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 Trade PB  
Ace - 2013 - ISBN: 0425257088 / 9780425257081  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024129 $7.99
Audry, Richard  
King Harald #1: The Karma of King Harald
Signed by the author on the title page. When springtime arrives in New Bergen, so do the tourists. Unfortunately, this year the visitors include extortion, arson, and murder. After his business tanks and his wife leaves him, Andy Skyberg heads back to his Minnesota hometown. All he wants is a decent job, a steady girlfriend, a plasma screen TV with a hundred-plus channels, and one loyal dog. But fate has something else in store for Andy when his big mutt King Harald starts sniffing out crime.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Conger Road - 2012 - ISBN: 098501962X / 9780985019624  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025107 $12.99
Banks, Iain  
The Steep Approach to Garbadale
For years, Alban has avoided his family's business - a board game called Empire!, now a hugely successful computer game. But a gathering - part birthday party, part company meeting - draws him back to the family's Highland castle, and into a disconcerting confrontation with his past. His grandmother's revelations will alter his perspective forever.  
Novel, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2007)  
Abacus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0349139148 / 9780349139142  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024832 $15.95
Barzak, Christopher  
Before and Afterlives
Seventeen haunting stories (sixteen reprints, one original) of eerie relationships: a woman falls in love with a haunted house; the imaginary friend of a murdered young mother stalks the streets of her small town; and more.
    Contents
  • What We Know About the Lost Families of _______ House
  • The Drowned Mermaid
  • Dead Boy Found
  • A Mad Tea Party
  • Born on the Edge of an Adjective
  • The Other Angelas
  • A Resurrection Artist
  • The Bow Who Was Born Wrapped in Barbed Wire
  • Map of Seventeen
  • Dead Letters
  • Plenty
  • The Ghost Hunter's Beautiful Daughter
  • Caryatids
  • A Beginner's Guide to Survival Before, During, and After the Apocalypse
  • Smoke City
  • Vanishing Point
  • The Language of Moths


Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2013 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection
 
Collection, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Lethe - 2013 - ISBN: 1590213696 / 9781590213698  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025973 $15.00
Bear, Elizabeth  
Book of Iron
Prequel to her novella 'Bone and Jewel Creatures'. Messaline is built on the ruins of a still more ancient city. When two foreign Wizards and a bard from the western isles arrive in pursuit of a sorcerer intent on plundering the deadly artifacts of lost Erem, Bijou the Artificer, Kaulas the Necromancer, and Prince Salih join their hunt.  
Novella, 124 pages, Hardcover, 1st Trade Edition  
Subterranean - 2013 - ISBN: 1596064749 / 9781596064744  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024574 $20.00
Benford, Gregory / Niven, Larry  
Bowl of Heaven
An expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an immense artifact in interstellar space that is heading for the same system as the human ship. The mystery of its origin and purpose propel the humans toward discoveries that will transform their understanding of their place in the universe.  
Novel, 418 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor - 2013 - ISBN: 0765366460 / 9780765366467  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024298 $8.99
Benton-Banai, Edward  
The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway
Ages 9 and up. The history, traditions, and culture of the Ojibway people told via stories and myths drawn from traditional teachings of tribal elders. Illustrated with line drawings throughout.
    Contents
  • The Ojibway Creation Story
  • Original Man Walks the Earth
  • Original Man and His Grandmother No-ko'-mis
  • The Earth's First People
  • The Great Flood
  • Waynaboozhoo and the Search for His Father
  • Waynaboozhoo and His Return to the People
  • The Seven Grandfathers and the Little Boy
  • The Old Man and the First Midewiwin Ceremony
  • The Clan System
  • The Pipe and the Eagle
  • The Sweat Lodge
  • The Seven Fires
  • The Migration of the Anishinabe
  • Conclusion: Stepping Into Modern History
 
Collection, 114 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1988)  
University of Minnesota - 2010 - ISBN: 0816673829 / 9780816673827  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025160 $21.95
Berenson, Alex  
John Wells #07: The Night Ranger
Plus bonus Wells short story 'The Kidnapping'. Wells goes undercover to track four Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them.  
Novel, 475 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Jove - 2014 - ISBN: 0515153702 / 9780515153705  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025332 $9.99
Berry, Steve  
Cotton Malone #08: The King's Deception
Plus bonus Cotton Malone novella 'The Tudor Plot'. Cotton Malone and his son Gary are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he's stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown fueled by shocking Tudor secrets.  
Novel, 624 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ballantine - 2014 - ISBN: 0345526554 / 9780345526557  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025681 $9.99
Beukes, Lauren  
The Shining Girls
A time-traveling serial killer can't be traced, until one of his victims survives; she must unravel an impossible mystery to track the killer down.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2013 UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger (Best Novel)
♦  Shortlisted for the 2014 British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel
 
Novel, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2014 - ISBN: 0316216860 / 9780316216869  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023906 $16.00
Beyer, Kirsten  
Star Trek: Voyager: Protectors
Captain Chakotay is determined to prove that the fleet's ongoing mission is vital to Federation interests; the key to doing so may lie in a distress call they received nine years earlier, but could not investigate at that time.  
Novel, 385 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 1476738548 / 9781476738543  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026026 $7.99
Blackwell, Juliet  
Haunted Home Renovation #4: Home for the Haunting
Working on a volunteer project, Mel tries to ignore the haunted house next door - until a body shows up on her job site.  
Novel, 312 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451240707 / 9780451240705  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024135 $7.99
Boyer, Susan M.  
Liz Talbot #2: Lowcountry Bombshell
Calista McQueen's life has eerily mirrored Marilyn Monroe's. Fearing that the anniversary of Marilyn's death will also be hers, she turns to PI Liz Talbot for help. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes, and Liz races to uncover a murder plot in time to save Calista's life - and her own.  
Novel, 248 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Henery - 2013 - ISBN: 1938383567 / 9781938383564  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024987 $15.95
Bradley, Alan  
Flavia de Luce #5: Speaking from Among the Bones
The English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey is shocked when the church organist's body turns up inside St. Tancred's tomb. Who would want to kill him, and why bury him in that sacred place? Eleven-year-old amateur sleuth and chemistry buff Flavia de Luce is on the case.  
Novel, 375 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Bantam - 2013 - ISBN: 038534404X / 9780385344043  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025629 $15.00
Brennan, Marie  
Lady Trent #1: A Natural History of Dragons
Isabella, Lady Trent, brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth into the clear light of science. But before she became the celebrated figure she is today, she was a bookish young woman who defied the stifling conventions of the day. Here is her story.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 334 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765375079 / 9780765375070  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025750 $16.99
Briggs, Patricia  
Mercy Thompson #07: Frost Burned
When the werewolf pack is abducted, Mercy is forced to seek assistance from the most unlikely of allies: the vampire seethe.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 044102002X / 9780441020027  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025333 $7.99
Brown, Virginia  
Divas #4: Divas and Dead Rebels
After Bitty Hollandale quarrels with a professor at Ole Miss, the man turns up strangled in her sons' dorm room closet. It's up to her cousin Trinket and the Divas to clear the family name.  
Novel, 275 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Bell Bridge - 2012 - ISBN: 1611942055 / 9781611942057  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025149 $15.95
Brown, Virginia  
Divas #5: Divas Do Tell
Dixie Lee Forsythe has written a juicy novel about a town very much like Holly Springs, and a lot of the townsfolk are miffed. When a movie crew arrives to film it, someone is willing to kill locals, actors, and maybe even Divas to stop the story from reaching the big screen  
Novel, 262 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Bell Bridge - 2013 - ISBN: 161194368X / 9781611943689  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026068 $14.95
Butcher, Jim et al  
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game Volume 1: Your Story
Whether you are a champion of God, changeling, vampire, werewolf, wizard, or plain vanilla mortal human being, here are all the rules you need to build characters and tell your own stories in the Dresdenverse. Inside, you will uncover the secrets of spellcasting, the extents of mortal and supernatural power, and the hidden occult reality of the unfamiliar city you call home.  
Game Manual, 414 pages, Hardcover, (no indication of edition)  
Evil Hat Productions - 2010 - ISBN: 0977153479 / 9780977153473  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New009542 $49.99
Butcher, Jim et al  
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game Volume 2: Our World
Extensive details on the factions, creatures, foes, and allies of the Dresdenverse - over 200 creatures and characters complete with all the information you need to bring them into your own game. Plus a detailed chapter on modern-day Occult Chicago by Kenneth Hite, and an original short story by Jim Butcher.  
Game Manual, 269 pages, Hardcover, (no indication of edition)  
Evil Hat Productions - 2010 - ISBN: 0977153487 / 9780977153480  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New009543 $39.99
Campell, Bill (editor) / Hall, Edward Austin (editor)  
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond
Forty stories (thirteen originals, twenty-seven reprints) showcasing multiculturalism, diversity, and characters of color in genre fiction.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • I Left My Heart in Skaftafell == Victor LaValle
  • Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough Tomorrows == N.K. Jemisin
  • Skin Dragons Talk == Ernest Hogan
  • The Last of Its Kind == Kawika Guillermo
  • Bludgeon == Thaddeus Howze
  • The Farming of Gods == Ibi Zoboi
  • The Hungry Earth == Carmen Maria Machado
  • The Half-Wall == Rabih Alameddine
  • Unathi Battles the Black Hairballs == Lauren Beukes
  • Amma == Charles R. Saunders
  • The Homecoming == Chinelo Onwualu
  • The Voyeur == Ran Walker
  • Life-pod == Vandana Singh
  • Four Eyes == Tobias Buckell
  • The Death Collector == Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Bio-Anger == Kiini Ibura Salaam
  • The Runner of n-Vamana == Indrapramit Das
  • In the Belly of the Crocodile == Minister Faust
  • Live and Let Live == Linda D. Addison
  • The Pavilion of Frozen Women == S.P. Somtow
  • Waking the God of the Mountains == Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  • Culling the Herd == C. Renee Stephens
  • Dances with Ghosts == Joseph Bruchac
  • Un Aperitivo Col Diavolo == Darius James
  • Othello Pop == Andaiye Reeves
  • A Brief History of Nonduality Studies == Sofia Samatar
  • Protected Entity == Daniel Jose Older
  • The Parrot's Tale == Anil Menon
  • Northern Lights == Eden Robinson
  • One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sunlight == Tade Thompson
  • The Aphotic Ghost == Carlos Hernandez
  • The Pillar == Farnoosh Moshiri
  • Angels + Cannibals Unite == Greg Tate
  • A Fine Specimen == Lisa Allen-Agostini
  • Between Islands == Jaymee Goh
  • Fees des Dents == George S. Walker
  • The Taken == Tenea D. Johnson
  • The Buzzing == Katherena Vermette
  • Monstro == Junot Díaz
  • Good Boy == Nisi Shawl
  • About the Authors
 
Anthology, 359 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Rosarium - 2013 - ISBN: 0989141144 / 9780989141147  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025143 $19.95
Carrington, Grant  
Time's Fool and Other Stories
Reprints his 1981 sf novel plus four related short stories. In a world where complex melodies set the score for lives and loves meeting through time, master musician Garcia searches for what is missing in his life, from the ordered world of the wealthy to the underworld where raw, free talent reigns. Will an offer to make him immortal fill the void in his existence and his music?
    Contents
  • Annapolis Town
  • Stella Blue
  • Time's Fool
  • On the Deck of the Starship
  • The Worm Beneath the Skull
  • Afterword
 
Collection, 253 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Variations on a Theme - 2013 - ISBN: 0984955895 / 9780984955893  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025048 $10.99
Cass, Laurie (aka Alden, Laura)  
Bookmobile Cat #1: Lending a Paw
Their first day of bookmobile duty goes smoothly for librarian Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat Eddie - until Eddie darts outside at the last stop, and leads Minnie to the body of a local man who's reached the last page of his story.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 344 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2013 - ISBN: 0451415469 / 9780451415462  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024137 $7.99
Castro, Adam-Troy  
Her Husband's Hands and Other Stories
Eight short works of fantasy, sf, and horror.
    Contents
  • Introduction == David Gerrold
  • Arvies
  • Her Husband's Hands
  • Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs
  • Our Human
  • Cherub
  • The Shallow End of the Pool
  • Pieces of Ethan
  • The Boy and the Box
  • Extro: 'Bad People Doing Evil Things' (afterword and story notes)
 
Collection, 253 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Prime - 2014 - ISBN: 1607014084 / 9781607014089  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024567 $15.95


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