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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Joel, Maggie  
The Past and Other Lies
Nothing poisons the present like lies from the past. Charlotte and Jennifer have a history of amusing misunderstandings about attempted suicide. Their granny Bertha is wrapped in memories of 1920s London, when she and her sister brought new meaning to betrayal. And Bertha's daughter Deirdre is shaped by the night a Nazi bomb destroyed the entire street, and uncovered one of those poisonous lies.  
Novel, 395 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Felony & Mayhem - 2013 - ISBN: 1937384756 / 9781937384753  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022867 $14.95
Johnson, Craig  
Walt Longmire #09: A Serpent's Tooth
Signed by the author on the title page. Cord Lynear, a Mormon 'lost boy', is back in Absaroka County to search for his missing mother, but clues are scarce. Sheriff Longmire, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and Henry Standing Bear embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group with a stockpile of weapons.  
Novel, 335 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 014312546X / 9780143125464  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026338 $15.00
Johnson, Kij (editor)  
Nebula Awards Showcase 2014
Some of the short fiction nominated for the awards, plus excerpts from the winning novels.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Kij Johnson
  • About The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
  • About the Nebula Awards
  • 2012 Nebula Awards Final Ballot
  • Immersion == Aliette de Bodard (Best Short Story winner)
  • Close Encounters == Andy Duncan (Best Novelette winner)
  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall == Nancy Kress (Best Novella winner)
  • 2312 (excerpt) == Kim Stanley Robinson (Best Novel winner)
  • The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species == Ken Liu (Best Short Story finalist)
  • Fair Coin (excerpt) == E.C. Myers (Andre Norton Award winner)
  • Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain == Cat Rambo (Best Short Story finalist)
  • About the Damon Knight Grand Master Award
  • Gene Wolfe (essay) == Michael Dirda
  • How to Read Gene Wolfe (essay) == Neil Gaiman
  • Christmas Inn == Gene Wolfe (Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master)
  • About the Rhysling Awards
  • The Library, After == Shira Lipkin (Rhysling Award winner, Best Short Poem)
  • The Curator Speaks in the Department of Dead Languages == Megan Arkenberg (Rhysling Award winner, Best Long Poem)
  • Blue Rose Buddha == Marge Simon (Dwarf Stars Award winner)
  • Past Nebula Award Winners
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Editor
 
Anthology, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
PYR - 2014 - ISBN: 1616149019 / 9781616149017  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026525 $18.00
Jones, Diana Wynne  
Earwig and the Witch
Ages 8 and up. Disguised as foster parents, Bella Yaga and the Mandrake arrive at the orphanage, and whisk young Earwig off to their mysterious house. Most children would run in terror from a house full of invisible rooms, potions, and spell books, with magic around every corner, but not the clever and intrepid Earwig. With a lot of help from a talking cat, she decides to show the witch who's boss.  
Novel, 117 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Greenwillow - 2014 - ISBN: 0062075136 / 9780062075130  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026474 $5.99
Jungstedt, Mari  
Anders Knutas #5: The Dead of Summer
With Anders Knutas on vacation, assistant commissioner Karin Jacobsson must lead the investigation into the murder of a young father on a Gotland beach.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Stockholm Text - 2013 - ISBN: 9187173980 / 9789187173981  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025173 $14.95
Karlen, Neal  
Augie's Secrets: The Minneapolis Mob and the King of the Hennepin Strip
Karlen, Augie Ratner's great-nephew, reveals the seamy underside of Minneapolis in the 1940s and 1950s. Jewish mobsters controlled the liquor trade, invented the point spread in sports betting, and ran national sports gambling operations. Even after Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey supposedly cleaned up the town, organized crime quietly flourished. And Augie was at the center, observing it all.  
Nonfiction, 210 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Minnesota Historical Society - 2014 - ISBN: 0873519329 / 9780873519328  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026408 $16.95
Kashina, Anna  
Majat Code #1: Blades of the Old Empire
Kara is an elite mercenary, a member of the Majat Guild. When her contract with Prince Kythar ends, he accompanies her to the Guild to negotiate her continued service. But the Kaddim, his enemies, have already paid the Guild to engage her services. Their task for her? Capture the prince and hand him over to them.  
Novel, 476 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2014 - ISBN: 0857664123 / 9780857664129  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025690 $7.99
Kay, Guy Gavriel  
River of Stars
Set four centuries after Under Heaven, and inspired by the glittering, decadent Song dynasty, this is a tale of prideful emperors, battling courtiers, bandits and soldiers, nomadic invasions, and a woman battling in her own way, to find a new place for women in the world.  
Novel, 632 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
NAL (New American Library) - 2014 - ISBN: 0451416090 / 9780451416094  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025886 $16.00
Kellerman, Faye  
Decker & Lazarus #21: The Beast
Two very different cases lead Peter and Rina to reevaluate everything they hold dear. One case involves Gabe, the troubled boy they've taken into their home. The other, much stranger and darker, is that of a man found dead in his apartment, apparently mauled by his pet tiger.  
Novel, 454 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062121766 / 9780062121769  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025283 $9.99
Kelso, Sylvia  
Spring in Geneva
Mary Shelley, a young banker's son, and William, an excessively tall man with a 'lividly hued visage, watery eyes, and blackened lips within a straggling beard', pit their wits and derring-do against Lord Byron, master of steampunk technology, and his thuggish minions.  
Novella, 92 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2013 - ISBN: 1619760444 / 9781619760448  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026074 $12.00
Kerr, Philip  
Bernie Gunther #09: A Man Without Breath
1943: When word reaches Berlin of the Katyn Forest massacre of Polish army officers, Bernie is dispatched to gather proof of Russian complicity in the war crime. But in Smolensk, the truth is as much a victim of war as those dead Polish officers.  
Novel, 465 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0143125133 / 9780143125136  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025921 $16.00
Kessler, Liz  
Emily Windsnap #5: Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun
Ages 8 and up. Strange storms are blowing up from the ocean, caused by the nightmares of Neptune, King of the Sea. Convinced that his dreams herald an approaching threat, Neptune enlists half-mermaids Emily and Aaron to find and eliminate the source of the trouble.  
Novel, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Candlewick - 2014 - ISBN: 0763669393 / 9780763669393  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025946 $5.99
Kiernan, Caitlín R.  
The Ape's Wife and Other Stories
Reprints thirteen stories, ranging from dark fantasy to sf to steampunk to sword & sorcery, plus notes by the author.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Steam Dancer (1896)
  • The Maltese Unicorn
  • One Tree Hill (The World as Cataclysm)
  • The Collier's Venus (1898)
  • Galapagos
  • Tall Bodies
  • As Red as Red
  • Hydraguros
  • Slouching Towards the House of Glass Coffins
  • Tidal Forces
  • The Sea Troll's Daughter
  • Random Thoughts Before a Fatal Crash
  • The Ape's Wife
  • Notes
  • Author's Biography


Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
 
Collection, 273 pages, Hardcover, 1st Trade Edition  
Subterranean - 2013 - ISBN: 1596065869 / 9781596065864  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New024577 $40.00
Knight, Alanna  
Inspector Faro #17: Murders Most Foul
Edinburgh, 1861: When the body of a prostitute is found, the police are quick to label it as random violence, but DC Faro believes there's more to it when he finds a playing card on the corpse. His superiors scoff, but days later a man is left badly bruised and battered with a playing card in his pocket. What links the victims?  
Novel, 381 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Allison & Busby UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0749013184 / 9780749013189  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026626 $16.95
Koch, Gini  
Alien #09: Alien Collective
With Jeff Martini being wooed as running mate for a presidential candidate, the Diplomatic Corps has to deal with the pressures of a campaign sure to uncover secrets they don't want shared with the world. And Kitty has other worries, too, like the reemergence of an enemy she thought was dead and buried.  
Novel, 519 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2014 - ISBN: 0756407583 / 9780756407582  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026361 $7.99
Kowal, Mary Robinette  
Glamourist Histories #3: Without a Summer
Back in London, Jane and Nathan must solve a crisis of international proportions while trying to find an eligible bachelor for Jane's sister Melody.  
Novel, 361 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765334178 / 9780765334176  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025756 $15.99
Krueger, William Kent  
Ordinary Grace
In the summer of 1961, Frank Drum was thirteen, living in a small Minnesota town, with his Methodist minister father, artistic mother, talented sister, and kid brother. When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel
♦  Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Atria - 2014 - ISBN: 1451645856 / 9781451645859  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026044 $16.00
Läckberg, Camilla  
Patrik Hedstrom #4: The Stranger (UK title: The Gallows Bird)
A Fjallbacka woman is killed in a car crash, but it isn't a clear-cut drunk driving case. The victim's blood contains high alcohol levels, but she rarely drank a drop. Meanwhile, a reality TV show begins shooting in the town. When a drunken party ends with an unpopular contestant's murder, all eyes turn to the cast and crew. Could there be a murderer among them? The ratings spike as the country tunes in to a real-life murder mystery.  
Novel, 381 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Pegasus - 2014 - ISBN: 1605985546 / 9781605985541  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026442 $15.95
Lackey, Mercedes  
Dragon's Teeth: Fiddler Fair / Werehunter
Reprints two short story collections plus five stories original to this volume.
    Contents
    Fiddler Fair
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation
  • Aliens Ate My Pickup
  • Small Print
  • Last Rights
  • Dumb Feast
  • Dance Track
  • Jihad
  • Balance
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • The Cup and the Cauldron
  • Once and Future
  • Fiddler Fair
  • The Enemy of My Enemy
  • Bibliography
    Werehunter
  • Introduction
  • Werehunter
  • SKitty
  • A Tail of Two SKitties
  • SCat
  • A Better Mousetrap
  • The Last of the Season
  • Satanic, Versus
  • Nightside
  • Wet Wings
  • Stolen Silver
  • Roadkill
  • Operation Desert Fox
  • Grey
  • Grey's Ghost
  • For Those About to Rock
  • Haunt You
  • Valse Triste
  • White Bird
  • Sgian Dubh
 
Omnibus, 563 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998 / 1999)  
Baen - 2013 - ISBN: 1451639430 / 9781451639438  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026156 $15.00
Laycock, Stuart  
All the Countries We've Ever Invaded and the Few We Never Got Round To
Historian Laycock offers a look at the United Kingdom's imperial past as you've never seen it before.  
Nonfiction, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
History Press UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0750952121 / 9780750952125  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026618 $17.95
le Carré, John  
A Delicate Truth
2008: Wildlife, a counter-terrorist operation, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar to abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. So delicate is the operation that even the Foreign Office Minister's personal private secretary Toby Bell is not cleared for it. 2011: A disgraced Special Forces soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be, or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary to the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, how can he keep silent?  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Penguin - 2014 - ISBN: 0143125311 / 9780143125310  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026337 $16.00
Lebbon, Tim  
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void
Plus short story 'Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Eruption' by John Ostrander. The leader of a fanatical cult is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key, risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. The Je'daii Council has summoned Lanoree to prevent it - and the dangerous madman she must track down and stop is the brother she thought was dead.  
Novel, 317 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey / LucasBooks - 2014 - ISBN: 0345545052 / 9780345545053  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025702 $7.99
Lee, Sharon / Miller, Steve  
Liaden: Necessity's Child
The kompani sees none as enemy, and yet few as friend, existing in many places, living quietly in the shadows, thriving off the bounty that others have no wit to secure, nor skill to defend. Their private history is unwritten; their recall rooted in dance and dream. Clan Korval is in many ways the opposite: wealthy in enemies, fortunate in friends, protecting itself with vigor, and teaching even its youngest children the art of war. When representatives of Clan Korval arrive on the planet Surebleak where the kompani has lived secret and aloof, it seems to the kompani that they are borne by the very winds of change, and their plans may bring catastrophe, changing the culture, and the kompani, forever. There, the lives of three people intersect: Kezzi, apprentice to the kompani's grandmother; Syl Vor, Clan Korval's youngest warrior; and Rys, a man without a world, or a past.  
Novel, 436 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476736316 / 9781476736310  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025987 $7.99
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #02: Death in a Strange Country
Aggressively investigating an American's murder despite his superior's order to keep things clean and quiet, Commissario Guido Brunetti finds himself knee-deep in a toxic waste cover-up with political ties.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1993)  
Grove - 2014 - ISBN: 0802146023 / 9780802146021  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New022811 $16.00
Leon, Donna  
Guido Brunetti #03: Dressed for Death (UK title: The Anonymous Venetian)
Commissario Guido Brunetti uncovers a connection between a murdered transvestite prostitute,Venice's most renowned institutions, and the underworld.  
Novel, 292 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1994)  
Grove - 2014 - ISBN: 080214604X / 9780802146045  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025552 $15.00


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