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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Laws, Robin D. (editor)  
The New Hero Volume 2: New Heroes for a New Age
Fourteen stories of heroes, ranging from feminist painter-mercenary to space-faring badass to steampunk cowgirl to mutant paladin.
    Contents
  • Where the Hero Is Now (preface) == Robin D. Laws
  • Finger Stakes == Alex Bledsoe
  • Saturday's Children == Jesse Bullington
  • The King's Condottiere == Emily Care Boss
  • Dead Leather Office == Greg Stolze
  • Alms and the Beast == James Wallis
  • Iron Achilles Heel == Jennifer Brozak
  • Blood for the King == Will Hindmarch
  • Friends Like These == Matt Forbeck
  • Among the Montags == Robin D. Laws
  • Footsteps in Limbo == John Scott Tynes
  • Guns at the Hellroad == James L. Sutter
  • Stalking in Memphis == Jean Rabe
  • Killing Osuran == Christina Stiles
  • The Rydr Express == Tobias Buckell
 
Anthology, 285 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Stone Skin Press - 2013 - ISBN: 1908983035 / 9781908983039  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023215 $13.99
Laws, Robin D. (editor)  
Shotguns v. Cthulhu
Fifteen stories of humanity taking arms against the monsters and gods of the Cthulhu Mythos.
    Contents
  • Save a Barrel for Yourself (preface) == Robin D. Laws
  • Who Looks Back? == Kyla Ward
  • Old Wave == Rob Heinsoo
  • Lithic == Dennis Detwiller
  • Snack Time == Chris Lackey
  • The Host from the Hill == Dan Harms
  • Breaking Through == Steve Dempsey
  • Last Things Last == A. Scott Glancy (based on an idea by Brett Kramer)
  • One Small, Valuable Thing == Chad Fifer
  • Wuji == Nick Mamatas
  • The One in the Swamp == Natania Barron
  • Infernal Devices == Kenneth Hite
  • Walker == Dave Gross
  • And I Feel Fine == Robin D. Laws
  • Welcome to Cthulhuville == Larry DiTillio
  • End of White == Ekaterina Sedia
 
Anthology, 283 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Stone Skin Press - 2012 - ISBN: 1908983019 / 9781908983015  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023213 $13.99
Le Fanu, J. Sheridan  
Carmilla
Laura and her father agree to take in Carmilla, a young woman who has been injured in a carriage crash outside their Austrian home. As time passes, Carmilla's countenance changes and she becomes increasingly secretive and volatile, and Laura grows ill, experiencing fiendish nightmares and deteriorating health. When Laura and her father set out on a trip to discover more about Carmilla, the terrifying truth is revealed.  
Novella, 103 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1872)  
Hesperus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1843914727 / 9781843914723  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025939 $15.95
Lee, Sharon  
Carousel #2: Carousel Sun
Signed by the author on the title page. Townies and carnies are uniting to recapture the town's former glory. Carousel operator Kate Archer is caught up in the excitement - and is quite possibly the cause of it. Her recent return to the home she had forsaken has changed the town's luck for the better and energized the earth and water spirits. But local drug lord Joe Nemeier has acquired a new magical ally, one who plays with fire.  
Novel, 324 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476736235 / 9781476736235  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025179 $15.00
Lee, Sharon / Miller, Steve  
Liaden: A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 2
Sixteen works of short fiction set in the Liaden universe (previously published in their chapbook series).
    Contents
  • Foreword
  • Veil of the Dancer
  • Quiet Knives
  • This House
  • Lord of the Dance
  • The Beggar King
  • Necessary Evils
  • Fighting Chance
  • Prodigal Son
  • Daughter of Dragons
  • Dragon Tide
  • Shadow Partner
  • Persistence
  • Misfits
  • Hidden Resources
  • Moon on the Hills
  • Skyblaze
 
Collection, 465 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1451639449 / 9781451639445  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024430 $16.00
Logue, Mary  
Claire Watkins #9: Lake of Tears
A young woman's bones are found in the ashes of the Burning Boat, a replica of a Norwegian longboat burned at the autumnal equinox on the shores of Lake Pepin. To get to the heart of the mystery surrounding the death, Claire must understand what happened in an attack in the mountains of Afghanistan, which left one man dead, one man wounded, and one man disturbed.  
Novel, 207 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tyrus - 2014 - ISBN: 1440571511 / 9781440571510  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025396 $16.99
Low, Robert  
Kingdom #2: The Lion at Bay
William Wallace has returned to Scottish soil to face his fate, but Robert the Bruce now stands between him and the crown. Warring factions, intrigue, and battles threaten at every turn, as both men face uncertain futures.  
Novel, 419 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Harper Collins UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0007486049 / 9780007486045  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022853 $17.99
Lowe, C. Sanford / Nordley, G. David  
The Black Hole Project
Signed ONLY by G. David Nordley. What if you could make a micro-black hole, converting mass into energy with unprecedented efficiency? It could be used as a power source - or as a weapon - and whoever had the black hole would be invincible. You'd need the mass and energy from four star systems, coordinated over light years and decades. You'd need to overcome fearmongers and politicians, and guard against saboteurs. Dr. Hilda Kremer is willing to fight anyone, even her own father, to make it happen.  
Novel, 357 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Variations on a Theme - 2013 - ISBN: 0984955879 / 9780984955879  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025045 $14.95
Martin, D.R.  
Johnny Graphic #1: Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 13 and up. 1935: Wraiths are real, and mostly friendly to humans. But when a group of ancient ghost assassins threatens his sister, twelve-year-old Johnny must unravel a deadly ghost conspiracy.  
Novel, 366 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Conger Road - 2012 - ISBN: 0985019611 / 9780985019617  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025095 $15.99
Martin, D.R.  
Johnny Graphic #2: Johnny Graphic and the Attack of the Zombies
Signed by the author on the title page. Ages 13 and up. Monstrous bog zombies are ravaging the northern counties and stealing children, and Johnny and his companions have been summoned to help defeat the evil genius responsible.  
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Conger Road - 2013 - ISBN: 0985019638 / 9780985019631  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025096 $15.99
Martin, George R.R. (writer) / Avery, Ben (adaptation) / Miller, Mike S. (artist)  
Song of Ice and Fire GN Prequel #1: The Hedge Knight
Full color. Reprints issues 1-6 of the comic book. One hundred years before A Game of Thrones, a squire travels the cruel and complex path to knighthood in the Seven Kingdoms.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2004)  
Jet City - 2013 - ISBN: 1477849106 / 9781477849101  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025097 $14.95
Maslakovic, Neve  
Olsen & Kirkland #2: The Runestone Incident
Signed by the author on the half-title page. Julia Olsen and Nate Kirkland find themselves hot on the trail of a 14th-century artifact, a missing runic specialist, and an all-too-familiar kidnapper who has used the university time travel lab for a joyride deep into America’s past.  
Novel, 306 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
47North - 2014 - ISBN: 1477849505 / 9781477849507  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025395 $14.95
McAlpine, Gordon  
Edgar & Allan Poe #1: The Tell-tale Start
Ages 8 and up. When their black cat is kidnapped, twelve-year-old twins Edgar and Allan, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe, convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip; mayhem and mystery ensue. Is Edgar Allan Poe reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the family?  
Novel, 178 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Puffin - 2013 - ISBN: 0142423467 / 9780142423462  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025067 $6.99
McGilloway, Brian  
Benedict Devlin #5: The Nameless Dead
Digging for an informer's body from decades ago, the Commission for Location of Victims' Remains uncovers the skeleton of a murdered baby. Evidence revealed by the commission's activities cannot lead to prosecution, but Garda Inspector Devlin hates to leave a murderer unpunished. When more deaths follow, Devlin follows his conscience.  
Novel, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Pan UK - 2012 - ISBN: 0330460862 / 9780330460866  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024856 $12.95
Moorcock, Michael  
Colonel Pyat #4: The Vengeance of Rome
Bisexual, cocaine-loving, Jewish anti-Semite Pyat insinuates himself into Mussolini's inner circle. Sent on a secret mission to Munich, he becomes embroiled in Nazi Party intrigue and winds up in a concentration camp. Thirty years later, having survived the Spanish Civil War, Pyat recounts his adventures to a writer named Moorcock.  
Novel, 584 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
PM Press - 2013 - ISBN: 160486494X / 9781604864946  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023407 $24.00
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia  
This Strange Way of Dying
Fifteen short works - fantasy, sf, and horror - infused with Mexican folklore, yet rooted in a reality that is transformed as the fantastic erodes the rational.
    Contents
  • Scales as Pale as Moonlight
  • Maquech
  • Stories with Happy Endings
  • Bed of Scorpions
  • Jaguar Woman
  • Nahuales
  • The Doppelgangers
  • Driving with Aliens in Tijuana
  • Flash Frame
  • Cemetery Man
  • The Death Collector
  • This Strange Way of Dying
  • Bloodlines
  • Shade of the Ceiba Tree
  • Snow
 
Collection, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Exile - 2013 - ISBN: 1550963546 / 9781550963540  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025110 $18.95
Mosley, Walter  
Easy Rawlins #12: Little Green
1967: Easy cruises the hippified streets of the Sunset Strip in search of a missing young black man - and maybe his own rebirth.  
Novel, 291 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2014 - ISBN: 0307949788 / 9780307949783  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025634 $14.95
Myers, Beverle Graves  
Tito Amato #6: Whispers of Vivaldi
Venice, 1745: Misfortune has left Tito's voice a husky croak. Fortunately, he can reinvent himself, staging operas at his beloved Teatro San Marco. Unfortunately, that leads to him being accused of murdering Maestro Torani in order to take his place as principal director. Tito's life and the future of the Teatro San Marco now depend on his skills as a sleuth.  
Novel, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 1464202109 / 9781464202100  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025424 $14.95
Nesbø, Jo  
Harry Hole #02: Cockroaches
When the Norwegian ambassador to Thailand is found dead in a Bangkok brothel, Inspector Harry Hole is dispatched from Oslo to help hush things up. Once he arrives, he discovers the case is about much more than one murder.  
Novel, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Vintage Crime / Black Lizard - 2014 - ISBN: 0345807154 / 9780345807151  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025649 $15.95
Neuhaus, Nele  
von Bodenstein & Kirchhoff #4: Snow White Must Die
When a woman dies after being pushed off a bridge, the investigation leads police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein to the woman's home in a small German village, where two teenage girls vanished eleven years ago, and the woman's son was convicted based on circumstantial evidence. The villagers won't talk to them, but when another girl disappears, the case becomes a race against time.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2013 - ISBN: 1250039770 / 9781250039774  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024233 $16.99
Nordley, G. David  
After the Vikings: Tales of Future Mars
Signed by the author on the title page. Ten sf stories, from first landing through terraforming and first alien contact to far-future human and Martian evolution.
    Contents
  • Preface
  • Around an Ancient Star
  • Morning on Mars
  • Afterword: Morning on Mars
  • A World to Take
  • The Day of Their Coming
  • Afterword: The Day of Their Coming
  • A World to Build
  • Comet Gypsies
  • Afterword: Comet Gypsies
  • Monsters Below
  • A Life on Mars
  • Afterword: A Life on Mars
  • A World to Remember
  • Martian Valkyrie
  • Afterword: Martian Valkyrie
  • A World to Share
  • Acknowledgements
 
Collection, 170 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)  
Variations on a Theme - 2013 - ISBN: 1940058031 / 9781940058030  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025046 $9.99
Norton, Andre  
The Iron Breed: The Iron Cage / Breed to Come
The Iron Cage: Johnny has always loved and been protected by the People, bearlike inhabitants of the planet he calls home. When a human starship arrives, intending to exploit the People, Johnny must choose between loyalty to the creatures he considers family and his desire to connect with his long-lost human heritage.

Breed to Come: Humans polluted the Earth and departed, leaving their pets behind on a blasted world. From that devastated past, a new breed of intelligence arose: the felinoid People. Now humans have returned, but the People are in no mood to deal once again with the creatures who abandoned them so long ago.  
Omnibus, 533 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1974 / 1972)  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476736197 / 9781476736198  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024439 $7.99
O'Connor, T.J.  
Gumshoe Ghost #1: Dying to Know
After being shot dead in his home with his own service revolver, Tuck returns as a ghost, and sets out to solve his own murder.  
Novel, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2014 - ISBN: 0738739502 / 9780738739502  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025403 $14.99
O'Ryan, Ray  
Galaxy Zack #07: A Galactic Easter!
Ages 5 and up. Zack and Drake venture to Gluco, the candy planet, for some Easter fun. But while competing in an egg toss and a three-legged race, Zack is so determined to come in first that he considers cheating.  
Novel, 121 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Little Simon - 2014 - ISBN: 1442493577 / 9781442493575  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026062 $5.99
Oakley, Nicholas P.  
The Watcher
On the world of Gaia, when her tribe is threatened by slavers, young hunter Tian receives help from a Watcher - a monstrous, mythical creature who is actually a genetically enhanced anthropologist.  
Novel, 230 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
See Sharp - 2014 - ISBN: 1937276457 / 9781937276454  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023409 $12.95


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