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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Wait, Lea  
Antique Print #7: Shadows on a Maine Christmas
Maggie was expecting a storybook Christmas in Maine with her beloved Will and his Great-Aunt Nettie, but winds up investigating blackmail and murder instead.  
Novel, 217 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Perseverance - 2014 - ISBN: 1564745473 / 9781564745477  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028857 $15.95
Wallace, Sean (editor)  
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures
Twenty-five stories (two original, twenty-three reprints) that look to the future through the lens of the past.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Ann VanderMeer
  • Love Comes to Abyssal City == Tobias S. Buckell
  • A Mouse Ran Up the Clock == A.C. Wise
  • Tanglefoot == Cherie Priest
  • Benedice Te == Jay Lake
  • Five Hundred and Ninety-Nine == Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Smoke City == Christopher Barzak
  • Harry and Marlowe and the Talisman of the Cult of Egil == Carrie Vaughn
  • Anna in the Moonlight == Jonathan Wood
  • Edison's Frankenstein == Chris Roberson
  • The Canary of Candletown == C.S.E. Cooney
  • Green-eyed Monsters in the Valley of Sky, an Opera == E. Catherine Tobler
  • Selin That Has Grown in the Desert == Alex Dally MacFarlane
  • The Clockworks of Hanyang == Gord Sellar
  • The Curse of Chimere == Tony Pi
  • Memories in Bronze, Feathers, and Blood == Aliette de Bodard
  • The Return of Cherie == Nisi Shawl
  • On the Lot and In the Air == Lisa L. Hannett
  • Terrain == Genevieve Valentine
  • I Stole the DC's Eyeglass == Sofia Samatar
  • The Colliers' Venus (1893) == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Ticktock Girl == Cat Rambo
  • La Valse == K.W. Jeter
  • The Governess and the Lobster == Margaret Ronald
  • Beside Calais == Samantha Henderson
  • Good Hunting == Ken Liu
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 511 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Running Press - 2014 - ISBN: 0762454644 / 9780762454648  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029061 $14.95
Ward, Dayton / Dilmore, Kevin  
Star Trek: Seekers #2: Point of Divergence
A distress call from a Federation ship takes Captain Atish Khatami and crew to a remote world where they must do battle with the Tomol, an evolving, increasingly malevolent civilization that poses a threat to the entire galaxy.  
Novel, 351 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2014 - ISBN: 1476757267 / 9781476757261  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027332 $7.99
Watts, Frances  
Sword Girl #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6: The Secrets of Flamant Castle: The Secret of the Swords / The Poison Plot / Tournament Trouble / The Siege Scare / The Terrible Trickster / Pigeon Problems
Ages 7 and up. Kitchen girl Tommy wants to be a knight, so being chosen to care for the swords in the armory is a dream come true. With some help from Lil the talking cat and ghostly squire Jasper, the daring and curious Tommy is more than a match for any trouble that arrives at the castle.

The Secret of the Swords: When Tommy is made Keeper of the Blades, it seems her dreams of being a knight might come true. Then a valuable sword is stolen from the sword chamber. Can a surprising secret and a group of friends help her find it?

The Poison Plot: During a banquet, Tommy overhears an enemy plotting to poison Sir Walter. Unless she can foil the plot, Flamant will be at war! Can an unusual cure for a cold possibly save the day?

Tournament Trouble: When one of the squires is injured while practicing for the upcoming tournament, Sir Benedict asks Tommy to take his place. It's a dream come true for Tommy, but she has never ridden a horse before, and every time she tries, the horse throws her off. Will Tommy be able to compete?

The Siege Scare: When Sir Walter, Sir Benedict, and the other knights go to a nearby castle for a tournament, the enemy knights from Malice attack Flamant. The only hope of rescue lies in getting a message to Sir Benedict, but the castle is surrounded. With the help of her friends, Tommy devises a daring plan to save Flamant.

The Terrible Trickster: Someone is playing tricks at Flamant Castle, and Sir Benedict is not amused. He thinks the trickster is Tommy, and unless the tricks stop, he will send her away from the castle. Can she find out who the real trickster is?

Pigeon Problems: It's Lady Beatrix's birthday, and Sir Walter is planning all kinds of treats. Everyone at Flamant is excited, except the pigeon. But the pigeon is needed for a very special job - and when he goes missing, it looks like Sir Walter's plans will be ruined. Can Tommy find her friend and save the celebrations?  
Omnibus, 568 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012 / 2012 / 2012 / 2012 / 2013 / 2013)  
Allen & Unwin Australia - 2014 - ISBN: 1743319541 / 9781743319543  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029120 $15.99
Webb, Betty  
Lena Jones #8: Desert Rage
After fourteen-year-old Alison and her boyfriend confess to slaughtering Alison's family, an ambitious political candidate asks PI Lena Jones to find out if Alison is telling the truth - and confesses that the girl is her biological daughter.  
Novel, 392 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2014 - ISBN: 1464203121 / 9781464203121  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028752 $14.95
Weber, David (editor)  
Worlds of Honor #6: Beginnings
Anthology; short fiction set in the Honorverse.  
Novel, 535 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476736596 / 9781476736594  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027290 $7.99
Weigel, Jeff  
Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley
Ages 7 and up. Black & white. The stories say dragons are dangerous, but when Alanna finds a cave full of dragon eggs, she learns that the stories may be wrong.  
Graphic Novel, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Andrews McMeel - 2014 - ISBN: 1449441831 / 9781449441838  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027357 $9.99
Weir, Andy  
The Martian
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now a dust storm has nearly killed him and forced his crew to evacuate, thinking him dead. Stranded with no way to signal that he's alive, Mark draws on his ingenuity and engineering skills, steadfastly confronting obstacles. But will his resources be enough to overcome the odds against him?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Thriller Award for Best First Novel

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Broadway - 2014 - ISBN: 0553418025 / 9780553418026  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028910 $15.00
Wells, Martha  
Raksura: Stories of the Raksura Volume 1
Two new novellas featuring Moon and the shape-changers of Raksura, plus prequel short stories 'The Forest Boy' and 'Adaptation', and appendices.

The Falling World: Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult.

The Tale of Indigo and Cloud: In the distant past, Indigo stole Cloud from Emerald Twilight. But in doing so, the reigning Queen Cerise and Indigo are now poised for a conflict that could spark war throughout all the courts of the Reaches.  
Collection, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade - 2014 - ISBN: 1597805351 / 9781597805353  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029066 $15.99
Wells, Martha  
Star Wars: Empire & Rebellion: Razor's Edge
When marauding pirates turn out to be refugees from her recently destroyed homeworld of Alderaan, Princess Leia is determined to help her wayward kinspeople, even as Imperial forces are closing in on her own crippled ship.  
Novel, 350 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Del Rey / LucasBooks - 2014 - ISBN: 0345545257 / 9780345545251  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028961 $7.99
Whates, Ian (editor)  
Solaris Rising 3
Eighteen original sf stories by bestselling and cutting-edge authors.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Ian Whates
  • When We Harvested the Nacre-Rice == Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • The Goblin Hunter == Chris Beckett
  • Homo Floresiensis == Ken Liu
  • A Taste for Murder == Julie E. Czerneda
  • Double Blind == Tony Ballantyne
  • The Mashup == Sean Williams
  • The Frost on Jade Buds == Aliette de Bodard
  • Popular Images from the First Manned Mission to Enceladus == Alex Dally MacFarlane
  • Red Lights, and Rain == Gareth L. Powell
  • They Swim Through Sunset Seas == Laura Lam
  • Faith Without Teeth == Ian Watson
  • Thing and Sick == Adam Roberts
  • The Sullen Engines == George Zebrowski
  • Dark Harvest == Cat Sparks
  • Fift and Shria == Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • The Howl == Ian R. MacLeod and Martin Sketchley
  • The Science of Chance == Nina Allan
  • Endless == Rachel Swirsky
 
Anthology, 443 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2014 - ISBN: 178108209X / 9781781082096  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027298 $7.99
Whedon, Joss (creator) / Whedon, Zack (writer) / Jeanty, Georges (artist) / Moon, Fabio (artist)  
Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64 Volume 4: Leaves on the Wind
Full color; set after the events of the film Serenity. The crew has been in hiding since becoming everyone's most wanted, but when River uncovers more secrets, they embark on a dangerous mission against the Alliance.  
Graphic Novel, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dark Horse - 2014 - ISBN: 1616554894 / 9781616554897  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New028896 $19.99
Wiebe, Sam  
Vancouver Noir #1: Last of the Independents
Vancouver PI Mike Drayton searches for a junk merchant's missing son, investigates a case involving a necrophile and a funeral home, and tries to keep a psychic from bilking a missing girl's mother.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for Canada's 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel
 
Novel, 331 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Dundurn - 2014 - ISBN: 1459709489 / 9781459709485  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028747 $17.99
Williams, Mark H.  
Sleepless Knights
Sir Lucas is butler to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. He managed every quest from behind the scenes; his average working day involved defeating witches and banishing werewolves, while ensuring the Royal pot of tea never crossed the thin line separating 'brewed' from 'stewed.' And he's still doing it. When King Arthur and six of his knights are exposed as living in the modern world, Merlin is unleashed and a grim apocalypse unfolds, uncovering secrets from the past. Forced to confront his own peculiar destiny, will Lucas choose to sacrifice his true love and lay down his life in the service of his master?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
 
Novel, 405 pages, Trade Paperback, Later Printing  
Atomic Fez - 2013 - ISBN: 1927609011 / 9781927609019  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027900 $17.95
Williamson, Michael Z.  
Tour of Duty: Stories and Provocations
Fifteen stories plus eleven short pieces of nonfiction
    Contents
  • How I Got This Job (introduction)
    Stories
  • The Humans Call It Duty
  • Time in the Freehold Universe
  • The Brute Force Approach
  • The Price
  • Desert Blues
  • One Night in Baghdad
  • Port Call
  • Naught But Duty
  • The Sword Dancer
  • Wounded Bird
  • The Groom's Price == with Gail Sanders
  • The Bride's Task == with Gail Sanders
  • Heads You Lose
  • A Hard Day at the Office
  • Misfits == with Gail Sanders
    Provocations
  • April Fool
  • Crazy Einar
  • So You Are Going to Be Raided by Vikings
  • Random Maunderings about the Celtic Peoples
  • The Manly Way to Cook Meat
  • The Ten Manliest Firearms
  • Ten More Manly Firearms
  • The Mosin Nagant
  • On Reparations Generally, for the Descendents of People Long Departed
  • My True Encounters with the Indianapolis Police Department
  • Inappropriate Cocktails
 
Collection, 463 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 Trade PB  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476736766 / 9781476736761  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028365 $7.99
Wilson, F. Paul  
Repairman Jack: Quick Fixes
Reprints nine short works featuring urban mercenary Repairman Jack, each with an introduction by the author.
    Contents
  • Foreword
  • A Day in the Life
  • The Last Rakosh
  • Home Repairs
  • The Long Way Home
  • The Wringer
  • Interlude at Duane's
  • Do-Gooder
  • Recalled
  • Piney Power
  • The Secret History of the World
  • Bibliography
 
Collection, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
2011 - ISBN: 1461190746 / 9781461190745  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027842 $16.99
Wilson, F. Paul  
Repairman Jack: The Early Years #2: Dark City
1992: With his favorite bar about to be sold out from under his friend Julio, Jack sets out to see that the biters get bit.  
Novel, 422 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765368048 / 9780765368041  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028115 $8.99
Wilson, Robert Charles  
Burning Paradise
2015: Earth has been at peace since 1918, with poverty declining and social instability rare. But a small group has discovered the awful truth: humans are being farmed, for purposes unknown, by an extraterrestrial entity that has been tweaking history to keep human progress peaceful and benign - and that will kill to keep this secret.  
Novel, 421 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765369176 / 9780765369178  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028082 $8.99
Winspear, Jacqueline  
Maisie Dobbs #01: Maisie Dobbs
1929: Having started as a housemaid, studied her way to Cambridge, and served as a nurse in the Great War, now Maisie Dobbs is setting up on her own as a private investigator. Her first assignment, an infidelity case, reveals a web of secrets that forces Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.  
Novel, 292 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
Soho Crime - 2014 - ISBN: 1616954078 / 9781616954079  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027897 $15.95
Wood, Tom (aka Hinshelwood, Tom)  
Victor #4: No Tomorrow (UK title: Better Off Dead)
Called on to search for a Russian gangster's missing daughter, Victor finds himself hunted through the streets of London by a band of ruthless killers.  
Novel, 487 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Signet - 2014 - ISBN: 0451469658 / 9780451469656  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028228 $9.99
Yu, Ovidia  
Aunty Lee #2: Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials
Aunty Lee's Delights is catering a brunch for local socialites Henry and Mabel Sung. Rumor has it that their fortune is in trouble. At their home, her curiosity turns to suspicion. Why is the guesthouse in the garden locked up? Where is the missing guest of honor? When Mabel and her son are found dead, the Singapore authorities blame the food. Aunty Lee is certain the deaths are murder. To save her business and her reputation, she must unmask a killer.  
Novel, 360 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
William Morrow - 2014 - ISBN: 0062338323 / 9780062338327  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028624 $14.99
Zabel, Bryce  
Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas?
What if President John F. Kennedy had survived the assassination attempt on November 22, 1963? And then he and his attorney general brother Bobby set out to discover who really tried to kill him?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History
 
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Mill City - 2014 - ISBN: 1626524319 / 9781626524316  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027903 $16.95
Zelazny, Roger  
A Night in the Lonesome October
The diary of Jack the Ripper's dog Snuff, with one entry for each night in October, features major Gothic characters from the 19th century - including Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Victor Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man - along with their beloved animals, trying to piece together a frightful and ingenious puzzle that will decide the fate of the world.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 1995 Nebula Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 280 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1993)  
Chicago Review - 2014 - ISBN: 1556525605 / 9781556525605  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029108 $16.99


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