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Uncle Hugo's Newsletter 106
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Lawrence, Mark  
Broken Empire #3: Emperor of Thorns
The Emperor is chosen not by sword, but by vote - which has never happened. King Jorg plans to change that one way or the other. He's uncovered more of the lost technology of the land, and he won't hesitate to lose it. Standing in his way is a necromancer: the Dead King has returned.  
Novel, 399 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425256545 / 9780425256541  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026949 $7.99
Laws, Robin D. (editor)  
Schemers
Fourteen original tales of betrayal, including sf, fantasy, and crime stories.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Robin D. Laws
  • A Pressure of Shadow == Tobias S. Buckell
  • The Devil's Tontine == Jesse Bullington
  • The Plan, or, You Must Remember This == Tania Hershman
  • Protector of Ascheli == Ekaterina Sedia
  • A Scandal with Bohemians == Jonathan L. Howard
  • The Character Assassin == Kyla Lee Ward
  • Pipping Day == Robyn Seale
  • Pink Azaleas == Laura Lush
  • If Graffiti Changed Anything, It Would Be Illegal == Nick Mamatas
  • Qi Sport == Molly Tanzer
  • Victimless Crime == John Helfers
  • Buried == Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
  • The Weapon at Hand == Elizabeth A. Vaughan
  • The Bridgehouse Game == Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
  • Biographies
 
Anthology, 225 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Stone Skin - 2013 - ISBN: 1908983043 / 9781908983046  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026571 $13.99
Lee, Yoon Ha  
Conservation of Shadows
Sixteen short works of speculative fiction, including one original to this volume, integrating tropes of sf with elements of myth.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Ghostweight
  • The Shadow Postulates
  • The Bones of Giants
  • Between Two Dragons
  • Swanwatch
  • Effigy Nights
  • Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain
  • Iseul's Lexicon
  • Counting the Shapes
  • Blue Ink
  • The Battle of Candle Arc
  • A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel
  • The Unstrung Zither
  • The Black Abacus
  • The Book of Locked Doors
  • Conservation of Shadows


Awards:
♦  Effigy Nights: Finalist for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction
 
Collection, 332 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Prime - 2013 - ISBN: 1607013878 / 9781607013877  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026629 $15.95
Lynch, Scott  
Gentlemen Bastards #3: The Republic of Thieves
Locke Lamora has gotten his friends, the Gentlemen Bastards, into - and out of - enough trouble to last a few lifetimes. But for Lamora, it's never enough; he's taken an oath to rob the world blind, and have a damned good time doing it. Now his lost love has returned - to challenge him for primacy among the thieves.  
Novel, 690 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey - 2014 - ISBN: 0553588966 / 9780553588965  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027476 $8.99
Mack, David  
Star Trek: Seekers #1: Second Nature
The Federation sends two ships to plumb the secrets of the Taurus Reach. They are determined to save the doomed race they discover there, but first they'll have to save themselves from the most nefarious Klingon starship commander in history.  
Novel, 301 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 1476753075 / 9781476753072  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027331 $7.99
McGuire, Seanan (aka Grant, Mira)  
Letters to the Pumpkin King
Numbered of 660 copies. The 2014 Boskone Guest of Honor book, collecting nonfiction - from essays about 'My Little Pony' and being a geek, to her advice on writing and things she's learned since becoming a published author - plus poetry reprinted from her two limited edition collections.  
Novel, 387 pages, Hardcover, 1st Trade Edition  
NESFA - 2014 - ISBN: 1610373049 / 9781610373043  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027215 $30.00
McNeal, Tom  
Far Far Away
Ages 12 and up. Jeremy has been an outsider since he admitted he hears voices, specifically the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, who is protecting him from an unknown evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. When classmate Ginger takes an interest in Jeremy and his ability, they find themselves at the center of a series of disappearances in their hometown.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel
 
Novel, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Ember - 2014 - ISBN: 0375843299 / 9780375843297  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027542 $9.99
Miller, John Jackson  
Star Wars: Kenobi
The Republic has fallen. Sith Lords rule the galaxy. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi has lost everything except hope. But as tensions escalate between the farmers of Tatooine and a tribe of Sand People led by a ruthless war chief, Ben finds himself drawn into the fight, endangering his mission there.  
Novel, 418 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey / LucasBooks - 2014 - ISBN: 0345546849 / 9780345546845  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027483 $7.99
Molles, D.J.  
Remaining #1: The Remaining
Plus Remaining novella 'Faith'. A plague has infected over 90 percent of the US populace, turning them into hyper-aggressive predators. Soon Captain Lee Harden will have to leave his bunker to complete his mission: to rescue and rebuild.  
Novel, 375 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Thus  
Orbit - 2014 - ISBN: 0316404152 / 9780316404150  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026921 $10.00
Molles, D.J.  
Remaining #2: Aftermath
Wounded and weaponless, Captain Lee Harden has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help complete his mission. But a rift in the group forces him into action.  
Novel, 400 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012)  
Orbit - 2014 - ISBN: 0316404179 / 9780316404174  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026922 $10.00
Molles, D.J.  
Remaining #3: Refugees
With winter approaching, Captain Lee Harden is on the verge of establishing Camp Ryder as a hub of safety and stability. But not everyone agrees with his mission - or his methods.  
Novel, 500 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012)  
Orbit - 2014 - ISBN: 0316404209 / 9780316404204  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026923 $10.00
Monk, Devon  
Age of Steam #2: Tin Swift
Lycanthrope and bounty hunter Cedar Hunt finds himself saddled with a group of refugees, including the brother he once thought lost. Keeping his companions alive is no easy task. And to fulfill his pledge to the Madder brothers, Cedar still must find the powerful weapon known as the Holder.  
Novel, 340 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 Trade PB  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0451468139 / 9780451468130  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026954 $7.99
Moore, James A.  
Seven Forges #2: The Blasted Lands
The Emperor is dead, and the armies of the empire have grown soft. Commander Merros Dulver has been tasked with preparing them to fight the most savage enemy the world has yet seen. Meanwhile, a perpetual storm ravages the Blasted Lands, and a new threat is about to arise - the Broken are coming, and with them only Death.  
Novel, 390 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2014 - ISBN: 0857663925 / 9780857663924  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027473 $7.99
Murphy, C.E.  
Walker Papers #9: Shaman Rises
For over a year, Joanne has been fighting the Master, the world's most abiding evil. Now he's bringing the final battle to Joanne's beloved Seattle.  
Novel, 332 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
MIRA - 2014 - ISBN: 0778316912 / 9780778316916  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027203 $14.95
Nadis, Fred  
The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey
Biography of the writer and editor who ruled over US fantasy and supernatural pulps in the 1940s and 1950s.  
Nonfiction, 289 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tarcher - 2014 - ISBN: 0399168842 / 9780399168840  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026938 $16.95
Neill, Chloe  
Chicagoland Vampires #02: Friday Night Bites
New vampire Merit plans to reconnect with her rich family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers - and keep the less savory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media.  
Novel, 329 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2009 Trade PB  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0451469968 / 9780451469960  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026984 $7.99
Nelson, J.C.  
Grimm Agency #1: Free Agent
When a match between a first-rate prince and a second-rate princess goes wrong, new agent Marissa Locke must take on fairies, dragons, and royalty to save the realm - or give up any hope of ever getting her own happy ending.  
Novel, 281 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425272672 / 9780425272671  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027011 $7.99
Ness, Patrick  
More Than This
Ages 14 and up. Sixteen-year-old Seth remembers drowning, dying, his bones breaking on the rocks. But now he wakes, naked, starving, but alive, in a place that looks like the English town where he lived as a child - only the town is completely abandoned. What's going on? Seth begins to search for answers.  
Novel, 472 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Candlewick - 2014 - ISBN: 0763676209 / 9780763676209  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027723 $10.99
Niven, Larry / Harrington, Matthew Joseph  
The Goliath Stone
2052: Dr. Toby Glyer has effected miracle cures with his controversial nanites. This new form of life also has the potential to make Earth rich from the wealth of the asteroids. But as every parent learns, when you produce a thinking being, the plans it makes are not necessarily your plans. When a gigantic asteroid comes hurtling towards Earth, will the nanites be humanity's salvation, or its destruction?  
Novel, 362 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765368897 / 9780765368898  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027043 $8.99
Novik, Naomi  
Temeraire #8: Blood of Tyrants
Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England's precarious position in the Far East. To the west, Napoleon has set out to add Russia to his list of conquests. It is outside the gates of Moscow that a reunited Laurence and Temeraire - along with some unexpected allies and old friends - will face their ultimate challenge.  
Novel, 486 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey - 2014 - ISBN: 0345522907 / 9780345522900  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027477 $7.99
Pollock, Tom  
Skyscraper Throne #1: The City's Son
Ages 12 and up. Teenage graffiti artist Beth is looking for a new home. What she finds is Filius, the ragged crown prince of London's underworld - where glassy spiders steal voices on telephone wires, railwraiths terrorize the train tubes, and deadly scaffwolves stalk the shadows - and is caught up in his battle against Reach, the malign god of demolition, who is destroying the creatures of hidden London to lay claim to the skyscraper throne.  
Novel, 460 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Flux - 2012 - ISBN: 0738734306 / 9780738734309  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026670 $16.99
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld #09: Eric audiobook
Eric is the Discworld's only Demonology hacker. Pity he's not very good at it. All he wants is his three wishes granted - to be immortal, rule the world, and have the most beautiful woman in the world fall in love with him. But instead of a tractable demon, he calls up Rincewind and the extremely intractable Luggage. With them on his side, Eric's in for a ride through space and time that is bound to make him wish again - this time, that he'd never been born.  
Novel, Audio CD(s), Abridged - performed by Tony Robinson  
Corgi Audio - 2006 - ISBN: 0552153346 / 9780552153348  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026224 $29.95
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld #21: Jingo audiobook
An island rises in the Circle Sea, leading to a dispute over its ownership. Then war is declared after someone tries to murder a Klatchian diplomat in Ankh-Morpork. When hot pursuit of a suspect brings Sam Vimes and the Watch to the desert of Klatch, they find themselves honored, albeit unwilling, guests of the fierce D'regs. Can Vimes bring his suspect to justice? And why is a most unlikely trio from Ankh-Morpork undercover in Klatch, looking for the army's high command?  
Novel, Audio CD(s), Abridged - performed by Tony Robinson  
Corgi Audio - 2006 - ISBN: 0552154172 / 9780552154178  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New026225 $25.95
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld #25: The Truth
When William de Worde hits on the idea of producing his upper-crust newsletter with a newfangled printing press, his Ankh-Morpork Times is a big success. Now certain nefarious factions would like nothing better than to put him out of business. They start the rival Ankh-Morpork Inquirer, full of salacious bits, to do just that. Then Lord Vetinari is accused of a serious crime in a seemingly airtight case. But de Worde knows that facts aren't always the whole story. With a prim assistant, a roving vampiric photographer, and a talking dog who holds the key to the mystery, he sets out to get the truth.  
Novel, 435 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2000)  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062307363 / 9780062307361  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027415 $9.99
Pratchett, Terry  
Discworld #26: Thief of Time
On the Discworld, Time is a resource managed by the highly capable Monks of History, who store it and pump it from places where it is wasted, like underwater (how much time do fish really need?), to places where there's never enough of it, like cities. Ironically, the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock threatens to stop Time altogether. And so begins a literal race against Time for the monk Lu Tze and his apprentice. For if the perfect clock starts ticking, Time as we know it will stop - and then the trouble will really begin.  
Novel, 420 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2001)  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062307398 / 9780062307392  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027416 $9.99


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