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Uncle Hugo's Newsletter 105
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Stephens, James  
The Crock of Gold
A classic humorous fairytale for adults, set in a world peopled by policeman, philosophers, tinkers, leprechauns, and a very wise salmon.  
Novel, 217 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1912)  
John Murray UK - 2012 - ISBN: 1848547358 / 9781848547353  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026592 $15.95
Stockbridge, Grant (Page, Norvell W.)  
Spider #02: The Devil's Paymaster / The Benevolent Order of Death
Plus Spider story 'A Certain Meeting' by Norvell W. Page.

The Devil's Paymaster: The Spider must stop a criminal genius who deals torturous radioactive death, and restore honor to the Statue of Liberty.

The Benevolent Order of Death: Nita infiltrates the supposedly patriotic Benevolent Order of Americans, and a new Spider arises after Richard Wentworth is shot in the back.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1941 / 1941)  
Sanctum Books - 2013 - ISBN: 1608771105 / 9781608771103  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026135 $14.95
Strahan, Jonathan (editor)  
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 8
Twenty-eight of the best stories of 2013.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Jonathan Strahan
  • Some Desperado == Joe Abercrombie
  • Zero for Conduct == Greg Egan
  • Effigy Nights == Yoon Ha Lee
  • Rosary and Goldenstar == Geoff Ryman
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle == Neil Gaiman
  • Cave and Julia == M. John Harrison
  • The Herons of Mer de l'Ouest == M. Bennardo
  • Water == Ramez Naam
  • The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling == Ted Chiang
  • The Ink Readers of Doi Saket == Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls == Richard Parks
  • Rag and Bone == Priya Sharma
  • The Book Seller == Lavie Tidhar
  • The Sun and I == K.J. Parker
  • The Promise of Space == James Patrick Kelly
  • The Master Conjurer == Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Pilgrim and the Angel == E. Lily Yu
  • Entangled == Ian R. Macleod
  • Fade to Gold == Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Selkie Stories Are For Losers == Sofia Samatar
  • In Metal, In Bone == An Owomoyela
  • Kormak the Lucky == Eleanor Arnason
  • Sing == Karin Tidbeck
  • Social Services == Madeline Ashby
  • The Road of Needles == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Mystic Falls == Robert Reed
  • The Queen of Night's Aria == Ian McDonald
  • The Irish Astronaut == Val Nolan


Awards:
♦  The Sun and I: Finalist for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella
♦  The Ink Readers of Doi Saket: Finalist for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction
♦  Selkie Stories Are for Losers: Finalist for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction
 
Anthology, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2014 - ISBN: 1781082162 / 9781781082164  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026013 $19.99
Sutherland, Tui T.  
Wings of Fire #3: The Hidden Kingdom
Ages 8 and up. RainWings are going missing from their beautiful forest. Glory and the other dragonets are determined to find the missing dragons, even if it drags the peaceful RainWing kingdom where they never wanted to be - into the middle of the war.  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Scholastic - 2014 - ISBN: 0545349257 / 9780545349253  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026401 $6.99
Swann, S. Andrew  
Frank Blackthorne #1: Dragon Princess
Frank's last heist didn't go as planned, and a kingdom of cultists would like him dead. Court wizard Elhared the Unwise will deal with the cultists, if Frank will rescue Princess Lucille from a dragon. One explosion of misapplied magic later, Frank's mind is in Lucille's body, and Lucille's mind is in the dragon's body. The two must pair up and face off against thugs, knights, slavers, a wicked queen, and a dark lord's hordes.  
Novel, 330 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2014 - ISBN: 0756409578 / 9780756409579  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026362 $7.99
Tan, Shaun  
Rules of Summer
Ages 6 and up. Full color. Never break the rules - especially if you don't understand them. Even if they feel completely arbitrary. Even if your older brother seems to be making them up. Fantastical consequences ensue if you do.  
Picture Book, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Scholastic - 2014 - ISBN: 0545639123 / 9780545639125  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026400 $18.99
Trenholm, Hayden (editor)  
Strange Bedfellows
Stories with political themes by sf writers who are passionate about the importance of ideology and political action as a source of solutions as well as problems.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Hayden Trenholm
  • Tried as an Adult == Eugie Foster
  • Candidate Z == Conor Powers-Smith
  • When This Peace Thing Blows Over == John Skylar
  • Occupy Asteroid == Trevor Shikaze
  • The Afternoon Revolution == Erica L. Satifka
  • Three Years of Ash, Twenty Years of Dust == Andrew Barton
  • The Shapes of Wrath == Ian Creasey
  • Gloop == Gustavo Bondoni
  • Homebody == Richard Harland
  • Capital Punishment == f.f. white
  • Entangled States == Jay Werkheiser
  • In Place of Darkness == Elinor Caiman Sands
  • Blocking == Juliet Kemp
  • Point of Ascension == D.A. D'Amico
  • Changing Body Templates == Bogi Takacs
  • Elayen == Alter S. Reiss
  • Why Lily Left == Katherine Sparrow
  • Amateur Night at the GlobalMart == Craig DeLancey
 
Anthology, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Bundoran - 2014 - ISBN: 1927881005 / 9781927881002  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025956 $16.95
Tubb, E.C.  
Extra Man (alternate title: Fifty Days to Doom) / The Space-Born / Fires of Satan
Reprints two classic sf adventure novels, plus posthumous novel Fires of Satan.  
Omnibus, 413 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1954 / 1956 / 2011)  
Gollancz UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0575105208 / 9780575105201  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026593 $29.95
VanderMeer, Ann & Jeff (editors)  
The Time Traveler's Almanac
Reprints sixty-five time travel stories, compiling more than a century's worth of travels into the past and the future that will reacquaint readers with beloved classics and introduce them to contemporary innovations.  
Anthology, 943 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765374242 / 9780765374240  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025747 $26.99
VanderMeer, Jeff  
Southern Reach #2: Authority
In the wake of the disastrous twelfth expedition to Area X, the Southern Reach is in disarray. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves, pushing John Rodriguez, the team's newly appointed head, to confront disturbing truths about himself and the agency he serves. And the consequences will spread much further than that.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (entire trilogy)
 
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Farrar, Straus and Giroux - 2014 - ISBN: 0374104107 / 9780374104108  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026499 $15.00
Vonnegut, Kurt  
Novels 1976-1985: Slapstick / Jailbird / Deadeye Dick / Galapagos
Plus an assortment of Vonnegut speeches, essays, and commentary from the period that touch upon the themes, incidents, and particulars of the novels.

Slapstick: The post-apocalyptic memoirs of Wilbur Daffodil-11 Swain, architect of a brilliant scheme to rid mankind of loneliness.

Jailbird: A political fable, recounting the life of a good man who becomes embroiled in several of the worst political scandals of the American Century.

Deadeye Dick: A talentless playwright struggles to atone for the crimes of his youth and the sins of his country.

Galapagos: The story of how and why, a million years ago during the global ecological disaster of 1986, humankind embarked on an unlikely evolution.  
Omnibus, Hardcover, Reprint (originally published in 1976 / 1982 / 1983 / 1985)  
Library of America - 2014 - ISBN: 1598533045 / 9781598533040  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026445 $35.00
Vonnegut, Kurt  
Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition
Reprints his 1968 collection of short fiction, plus alternate drafts of the title story and an essay by Vonnegut scholar Gregory D. Sumner.
    Contents
  • Preface
  • Where I Live
  • Harrison Bergeron
  • Who Am I This Time?
  • Welcome to the Monkey House
  • Long Walk to Forever
  • The Foster Portfolio
  • Miss Temptation
  • All the King's Horses
  • Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog
  • New Dictionary
  • Next Door
  • More Stately Mansions
  • The Hyannis Port Story
  • D.P.
  • Report on the Barnhouse Effect
  • The Euphio Question
  • Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son
  • Deer in the Works
  • The Lie
  • Unready to Wear
  • The Kid Nobody Could Handle
  • The Manned Missiles
  • Epicac
  • Adam
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
  • Building the Monkey House == Gregory D. Sumner
 
Nonfiction, 393 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus  
Dial - 2014 - ISBN: 0812993608 / 9780812993608  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025609 $18.00
Ward, Michael J.  
DestinyQuest #1: The Legion of Shadow
You are an outcast, a renegade with no memory of your past. In seeking to unlock your true identity, you find yourself on a path to redemption: saving the world from the sinister Legion of Shadow.  
Novel, 656 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Gollancz UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0575118733 / 9780575118737  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026591 $16.95
Weber, David / BuNine  
Honorverse: House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion
A new short Honorverse novel by Weber, plus a compendium of tech, specs, history, and backstory.  
Nonfiction, 762 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC/Trade PB  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 147673643X / 9781476736433  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025992 $7.99
Wellington, David  
Jim Chapel #1: Chimera
Seven fugitives - super-soldiers gone rogue - escape from a secret military facility in upstate New York, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. Seven innocent citizens are targeted for death. Special Forces veteran Jim Chapel is drafted for a desperate mission to stop this lethal force. But are the killers really rogue soldiers, or are they only the tip of a conspiracy?  
Novel, 576 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062248782 / 9780062248787  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026453 $9.99
Wells, Martha  
Emilie #2: Emilie and the Sky World
Ages 12 and up. Young adventurer Emilie and her patron discover a ship from a different aetheric realm. Emilie must find out if they are friend or foe, and face the even greater dangers which follow fast on the ship's trail.  
Novel, 313 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Strange Chemistry - 2014 - ISBN: 1908844523 / 9781908844521  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025663 $9.99
Willis, Connie  
The Best of Connie Willis
Collects all her Hugo and Nebula Award-winning short fiction, plus an afterword from the author for each piece.
    Contents
  • A Letter from the Clearys
  • At the Rialto
  • Death on the Nile
  • The Soul Selects Her Own Society
  • Fire Watch
  • Inside Job
  • Even the Queen
  • The Winds of Marble Arch
  • All Seated on the Ground
  • The Last of the Winnebagos
  • Editor's Note
  • 2006 Worldcon Guest of Honor Speech
  • Grand Master Backup Speech (never delivered)
  • Grand Master Acceptance Speech
 
Collection, 475 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey - 2014 - ISBN: 0345540662 / 9780345540669  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025627 $18.00
Wingrove, David  
Chung Kuo Recast #07: The Broken Wheel
2207: Chung Kuo's stasis is falling apart. The Seven's dominance is threatened by terrorist attacks as the War of Two Directions intensifies. Howard DeVore is masterminding the atrocities, but how can they hunt down a man who seems to be invulnerable? Scientific genius Kim Ward is attacked by a group of assassins bent on destroying his work. And rich young American rebels intend to create change at any price.  
Novel, 339 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Corvus UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0857898213 / 9780857898210  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025940 $15.95
Wood, Jonathan  
Arthur Wallace #1: No Hero
Oxford detective Arthur Wallace is a good cop, but prefers that action and heroics remain on the movie screen, safely performed by professionals. Then MI12 comes calling, hoping to recruit Arthur for their struggle against tentacled horrors from another dimension. Can an everyman stand against sanity-ripping cosmic horrors?  
Novel, 380 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 Trade PB  
Titan - 2014 - ISBN: 1781168067 / 9781781168066  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New025691 $7.99
Worra, Bryan Thao  
Demonstra: A Poetry Collection
Poems about monsters.  
Collection, 168 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Innsmouth Free Press - 2013 - ISBN: 0991675975 / 9780991675975  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026144 $9.99


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