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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #080: Shiwan Khan Returns / The Invincible Shiwan Khan
Shiwan Khan Returns: The master of oriental menace returns from the dead for a rematch with The Shadow.

The Invincible Shiwan Khan: The Shadow and Myra Reldon team up to battle the mesmeric menace.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939 / 1940)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771326 / 9781608771325  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026139 $14.95
Harris, Charlaine  
Southern Vampire #13: Dead Ever After
Eric and his vampires are keeping their distance, and a cold silence. When Sookie learns the reason why, she's devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime. The evidence against her is weak, and she makes bail. Investigating the killing, she'll learn that what passes for truth in Bon Temps is only a convenient lie. What passes for justice is more spilled blood. And what passes for love is never enough.  
Novel, 316 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425256391 / 9780425256398  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025496 $7.99
Hatke, Ben  
Zita #3: The Return of Zita the Spacegirl
Ages 8 and up. Full color. Zita has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with fame. Now, wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, she must plot the galaxy's greatest jailbreak, and stop the warden from carrying out his plan of interstellar domination.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
First Second - 2014 - ISBN: 1596438762 / 9781596438767  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026512 $12.99
Heinlein, Robert A.  
Waldo & Magic, Inc.
Waldo: Their aircraft are crashing at an alarming rate, and no one at North Power-Air can figure out why. Desperate, they turn to Waldo, a crippled genius who lives in a zero-g home in orbit around Earth. But Waldo has little reason to want to help the rest of humanity, until he learns that the solution to Earth's problems also holds the key to his own.

Magic, Inc.: Under the guise of an agency for magicians, Magic, Inc. systematically squeezed out the small independent magicians. But one man stands firm. And with the help of an Oxford-educated African shaman and a little old lady adept at black magic, he is willing to take on the demons of Hell to resolve the problem once and for all.  
Collection, 198 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1940 / 1942)  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476736359 / 9781476736358  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025980 $14.00
Holyoke, Polly  
Neptune #1: The Neptune Project
Ages 10 and up. Nere has never understood why she feels so much more comfortable in water than on land, until she learns that she has been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. The kids of the Neptune Project will be able to build a better future under the sea, safe from their country's famines, wars, and harsh laws. But to reach the Neptune colony, Nere and her fellow mutates must swim through dangerous waters, relying on their wits, dolphins, and each other to evade undersea creatures - and a government that will stop at nothing to capture them dead or alive.  
Novel, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Disney - 2014 - ISBN: 1423159799 / 9781423159797  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026299 $7.99
Hughes, Alex  
Mindspace #3: Marked
After being kicked out, Adam never expected to set foot inside the Telepath's Guild headquarters again, but they need his help - a strange madness is slowly spreading through the Guild, putting the entire world at risk.  
Novel, 337 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0451466934 / 9780451466938  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025523 $7.99
Hulick, Douglas  
Tale of the Kin #2: Sworn in Steel
Signed by the author on the title page. Drothe is the newest Gray Prince in the underworld - and he's just been framed for the murder of a fellow crime lord. On the run, Drothe must travel to Djan to find the only person who can clear his name - a friend he betrayed.  
Novel, 499 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0451464478 / 9780451464477  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New020405 $7.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Maitland, Sara  
Moss Witch and Other Stories
Fourteen stories fusing scientific theory with ancient myth and folkloric archetype, each with an afterword by a scientist consultant.
    Contents
  • Her Bonxie Boy
  • A Geological History of Feminism
  • Seeing Double
  • On Sneezing an Uncertain Sneeze
  • How the Humans Learned to Speak
  • Instant Light
  • Jacob's Sheep
  • Lighting the Standard Candles
  • The Metamorphosis of Mnemosyne
  • Anaka's Factors
  • The Beautiful Equation
  • The Mathematics of Magic Carpets
  • Moss Witch
  • Dark Humour
  • Notes
  • Consultants
 
Collection, 223 pages, Trade Paperback  
Comma UK - 2013 - ISBN: 1905583427 / 9781905583423  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025931 $15.95
Marciuliano, Francesco  
I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs
A small, gift-size hardcover with funny poems and full color dog photos.  
Humor, 111 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Chronicle - 2013 - ISBN: 1452119031 / 9781452119038  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026199 $12.95
Marco, John  
Lukien: Bronze Knight #1: The Forever Knight
After betraying his king and losing his true love, renowned warrior Lukien wishes only for death. Instead, he is given a chance for redemption: to be the protector of the Inhumans, fragile mortals with magical powers who live deep in the desert.  
Novel, 362 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
DAW - 2014 - ISBN: 0756408431 / 9780756408435  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025525 $7.99
Martin, George R.R. (writer) / Avery, Ben (adaptation) / Miller, Mike S. (artist)  
Song of Ice and Fire GN Prequel #2: The Sworn Sword
Full color. Collects issues 1-6 of the comic book plus bonus material. Dunk and Egg continue their search for Tanselle; along the way, elderly knight Ser Eustace takes both men into his charge, along with another knight - and this one promises trouble.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2008)  
Jet City - 2014 - ISBN: 1477849297 / 9781477849293  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026201 $14.95
McClellan, Brian  
Powder Mage #1: Promise of Blood
Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and a scramble for money and power by his supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail. As attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about old peasant legends, about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 545 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Orbit - 2014 - ISBN: 0316219045 / 9780316219044  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023952 $16.00
McGuire, Seanan (aka Grant, Mira)  
InCryptid #3: Half-Off Ragnarok
When Alex Price headed to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn't expect people to start dropping dead at the zoo.  
Novel, 351 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2014 - ISBN: 0756408113 / 9780756408114  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025389 $7.99


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