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Uncle Hugo's Newsletter 107
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Gunn, James  
Transcendental Machine #1: Transcendental
A spaceship is making a pilgrimage to the far end of the galaxy, its passengers hoping to achieve transcendence. Except Riley: he plans to find and kill the prophet reputed to help others transcend. As the voyage is marred by violence and betrayal, it becomes clear that some of the passengers are not the spiritual seekers they claim to be.  
Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765335034 / 9780765335036  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027994 $15.99
Guran, Paula (editor)  
Time Travel: Recent Trips
Reprints eighteen stories written in the 21st century.
    Contents
  • Time Travel Orientation (introduction) == Paula Guran
  • With Fate Conspire == Vandana Singh
  • Twember == Steve Rasnic Tem
  • The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary == Ken Liu
  • The Carpet Beds of Sutro Park == Kage Baker
  • Mating Habits of the Late Cretaceous == Dale Bailey
  • Blue Ink == Yoon Ha Lee
  • Two Shot's From Fly's Photo Gallery == John Shirley
  • The Mists of Time == Tom Purdom
  • The King of Where-I-Go == Howard Waldrop
  • Bespoke == Genevieve Valentine
  • First Flight == Mary Robinette Kowal
  • The Time Travel Club == Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Ghosts of Christmas == Paul Cornell
  • The Ile of Dogges == Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
  • September at Wall and Broad == Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Thought Experiment == Eileen Gunn
  • Number 73 Glad Avenue == Suzanne J. Willis
  • The Lost Canal == Michael Moorcock
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
 
Anthology, 376 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Prime - 2014 - ISBN: 1607014343 / 9781607014348  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028670 $16.95
Hairston, Andrea  
Lonely Stardust
Two plays, a speech, and eight essays by the award-winning speculative fiction novelist and playwright.
    Contents
  • Disappearing Natives: The Colonized Body Is Monstrous
  • Octavia Butler - Praise Song to a Prophetic Artist
  • Driving Mr. Lenny
  • Romance of the Robot: From RUR & Metropolis to WALL-E
  • Lord of the Monsters
  • Heretical Connectedness
  • Different and Equal Together: SF Satire in District 9
  • Stories Are More Important than Facts: Imagination as Resistance in Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth
  • Hummingbird Flying Backward
  • Lonely Stardust
  • Guest of Honor Speech, WisCon 36
 
Collection, 337 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2014 - ISBN: 1619760517 / 9781619760516  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027845 $20.00
Hastings, Milo M.  
City of Endless Night
2041: Since the end of the Great War, Berlin has been an enormous subterranean city, presided over by the autocratic Hohenzollern dynasty and home to 300 million citizens who have never seen the sun. After discovering a way to neutralize Berlin's defenses, US chemist Lyman De Forrest assumes the identity of a dead German and enters the city to discover its secrets.  
Novel, 255 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1919)  
Hesperus UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1843915057 / 9781843915058  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029112 $14.95
Hatke, Ben  
Julia's House for Lost Creatures
Ages 4 and up. When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything except how quiet her new neighborhood is. But soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Picture Book, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
First Second - 2014 - ISBN: 1596438665 / 9781596438668  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028058 $17.99
Haydon, Elizabeth  
Ven Polypheme #4: The Tree of Water
Ages 10 and up. Ven needs to elude the Thief Queen's minions, and his merrow friend Amariel has the perfect solution: Ven and Char will join her to explore the world beneath the sea. But Ven and his friends soon realize that to save thousands of lives, they may have to sacrifice their own - because everything in the ocean needs to eat.  
Novel, 377 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Tor Starscape - 2014 - ISBN: 0765320592 / 9780765320599  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028064 $17.99
Hill, Joe  
Horns (movie tie-in edition)
Ig Perrish spends a night drunk and doing terrible things; he wakes up the next day with horns growing out of his head.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2011 Stoker Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 447 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Harper - 2014 - ISBN: 0062360027 / 9780062360021  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028631 $7.99
Hobb, Robin (aka Lindholm, Megan)  
Rain Wilds #4: Blood of Dragons
The dragons and their keepers have found the lost city of Kelsingra. The dragons have learned to use their wings, and their humans have begun transforming into Elderings. But they have not found the silver wells the dragons need to survive. And time is of the essence. Tintaglia has returned, badly wounded, and only the silver can revive her. If she dies, so will the ancient dragon memories she carries - and all hope for the dragons' survival.  
Novel, 481 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper Voyager - 2014 - ISBN: 0062116916 / 9780062116918  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028634 $7.99
Holden, Rebecca (editor)  
The WisCon Chronicles Volume 8: Re-Generating WisCon
WisCon is the world's largest feminist science fiction convention, held annually in Madison, Wisconsin. This volume explores some of the issues of interest at WisCon 2013, and more.
    Contents
  • Re-Generating WisCon: What WisCon Has Come (and Not Yet Come) to Be == Rebecca J. Holden
    Speeches
  • Proton Dreams: WisCon 37 Guest of Honor Speech == Joan Slonczewski
  • Characters, Complicity, and Caring: WisCon 37 Guest of Honor Speech == Jo Walton
  • Doing What We Can: James Tiptree Jr. Award Acceptance Speech == Kiini Ibura Salaam
    Who Are We?
  • WisCon Geographies: A Statistical and Spatial Analysis of WisCon Members 1998-2008 == Heather Whipple
    Re-Generating Feminism and Feminist Responses
  • Mayfly == Heather Lindsley
  • Power Begets Power == Nisi Shawl
  • Making Visible the Context of Feminist SF: WisCon and Aqueduct Press == L. Timmel Duchamp
  • Staying with the Trouble with Cyborgs and Goddesses == Joan Haran
  • Reporting Harassment at a Convention: A First-Person How To == Elise Matthesen
  • Dealing with Sexual Harassment == Nancy Jane Moore
    Generating Poetry and Art: The Other Artists of WisCon
  • Blind Faith == Clara Abnet-Holden
  • Women's Speculative Poetry Now == Lesley Wheeler
  • Who Told You == Sofia Samatar
  • Women's Speculative Poetry Now (Or: 'Ode to My Period') == Sofia Samatar
  • The Insanity of Knowing All Things == Clara Abnet-Holden
  • A Hermaphrodite at Menopause == Sandra J. Lindow
  • Speculative Poetry? == Anne Sheldon
  • A Visual Artist's First Experience at WisCon == Kristin Kest
    Re-Generating WisCon: Sacrifices and Outsiders
  • Marie == Kiini Ibura Salaam
  • Living with Inconsistent Consistencies and Consistent Inconsistencies == Janice Mynchenberg
  • Is WisCon Feminist? == Beth Plutchak
  • 'A Way, A Convenience, A Kindness': Fundamentalism and Ecofeminist Utopia in Sheri S. Tepper's Raising the Stones == Naomi Mercer
  • Trans Feminism and Beyond == Rachel Kronick
  • We Are Always Strong, but Never the Babe == Lisa Bolekaja
 
Nonfiction, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2014 - ISBN: 1619760614 / 9781619760615  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027846 $15.00
Holt, Kay T. (editor)  
Winter Well: Speculative Novellas about Older Women
Four novellas in which older women take center stage. Disaster upon catastrophe forces an unlucky engineer to become someone more adventuresome. A tech-savvy private investigator stalks organ traffickers across a toxic cityscape. International hostilities on an alien planet turn a human architect into a dogged emissary for peace. Enslaved by a monstrous lord, a sage seeks answers in the stars and finds more . . . desirable problems.
    Contents
  • To the Edges == M. Fenn
  • Copper == Minerva Zimmerman
  • This Other World == Anna Caro
  • The Second Wife == Marissa James
  • Author Biographies
 
Anthology, 182 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Crossed Genres - 2013 - ISBN: 0615777090 / 9780615777092  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027829 $14.95
Holt, Kay T. (editor) / Leib, Bart R. (editor)  
Fat Girl in a Strange Land
Fourteen original stories of fat women traveling to distant and undiscovered realms.
    Contents
  • La Gorda and the City of Silver == Sabrina Vourvoulias
  • The Tradeoff == Lauren C. Teffeau
  • Cartography, and the Death of Shoes == AJ Fitzwater
  • Survivor == Josh Roseman
  • The Right Stuffed == Brian Jungwiwattanaporn
  • Tangwystl the Unwanted == Katharine Elmer
  • Flesh of My Flesh == Bonnie Ferrante
  • How Do You Want to Die? == Rick Silva
  • Nemesis == Nicole Prestin
  • Davy == Anna Dickinson
  • Sharks & Seals == Jennifer Brozek
  • Marilee and the S.O.B. == Barbara Krasnoff
  • Blueprints == Anna Caro
  • Lift == Pete 'Patch' Alberti
 
Anthology, 125 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Crossed Genres - 2012 - ISBN: 0615569714 / 9780615569710  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027827 $15.00
Howard, Jonathan L.  
Johannes Cabal #3: The Fear Institute
For millennia, the Dreamlands - a world formed by dreams, but not a dream itself - has been explored only by philosophers, mystics, and poets. Now Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, is coming, leading an expedition to hunt and destroy the dread Phobic Animus, the very source of all the world's fear. They will encounter witches, vile abominations, and far too many zebras. And as they approach their goal, Cabal will have to face his own nightmares.  
Novel, 332 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
St. Martin's Griffin - 2014 - ISBN: 1250054621 / 9781250054623  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027984 $15.99
Hunter, Faith  
Jane Yellowrock #08: Broken Soul
Jane has been hired by the Master of New Orleans to improve security before a delegation of European vampires arrives - they want the territory, and Leo needs Jane to prevent a bloodbath. But with a vicious creature stalking the city streets, Jane has more to worry about than greedy vampires.  
Novel, 329 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0451465954 / 9780451465955  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028201 $7.99
Hyde, Langley  
Highfell Grimoires
To avoid debtor's prison or exile, Neil agrees to work as a teacher at a boarding school high in the clouds. But Highfell Hall is not the charity Neil imagines it to be, and the young men there aren't training to be city clerks - machinations and curious devices are at work. And one man, the enigmatic Leofa, holds the key to both the desire that Neil has fled from all his life and a magic as dangerous as treason.  
Novel, 268 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Blind Eye - 2014 - ISBN: 193556028X / 9781935560289  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027187 $15.95
Jacka, Benedict  
Alex Verus #5: Hidden
With his talent for divining the future, Alex should have seen trouble ahead. Anne Walker has cut all ties to the mage community, and last time he checked on her, he was told to leave her alone. But now she's been kidnapped, and Alex is determined to find a way to rescue her.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425264947 / 9780425264942  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028180 $7.99
Jones, Darynda  
Charley Davidson #06: Sixth Grave on the Edge
When the official FBI file about Reyes' childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau's back and conduct her own investigation. What could go wrong?  
Novel, 355 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
St. Martin's - 2014 - ISBN: 1250045665 / 9781250045669  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028078 $7.99
Jones, Stephen (editor)  
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth
Seventeen Mythos tales.
    Contents
  • Weirder Shadows (introduction) == Stephen Jones
  • The Port == H.P. Lovecraft
  • Innsmouth Bane == John Glasby
  • Richard Riddle, Boy Detective, in 'The Case of the French Spy' == Kim Newman
  • Innsmouth Clay == H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
  • The Archbishop's Well == Reggie Oliver
  • You Don't Want To Know == Adrian Cole
  • Fish Bride == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • The Hag Stone == Conrad Williams
  • On The Reef == Caitlín Kiernan
  • The Song of Sighs == Angela Slatter
  • The Same Deep Waters as You == Brian Hodge
  • The Winner == Ramsey Campbell
  • The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • The Chain == Michael Marshall Smith
  • Into the Water == Simon Kurt Unsworth
  • Rising, Not Dreaming == Angela Slatter
  • The Long Last Night == Brian Lumley
  • Afterword
 
Anthology, Hardcover, 1st Trade Edition  
Fedogan & Bremer - 2013 - ISBN: 1878252070 / 9781878252074  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027886 $36.00
Joshi, S.T. (editor)  
The Madness of Cthulhu Volume 1
Sixteen stories (fourteen original, two long-lost works by Clarke and Silverberg) inspired by Lovecraft's 'At the Mountains of Madness'.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Jonathan Maberry
  • Introduction == S.T. Joshi
  • At the Mountains of Murkiness == Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Fillmore Shoggoth == Harry Turtledove
  • Devil's Bathtub == Lois H. Gresh
  • The Witness in Darkness == John Shirley
  • How the Gods Bargain == William Browning Spencer
  • A Mountain Walked == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Diana of the Hundred Breasts == Robert Silverberg
  • Under the Shelf == Michael Shea
  • Cantata == Melanie Tem
  • Cthulhu Rising == Heather Graham
  • The Warm == Darrell Schweitzer
  • Last Rites == K.M. Tonso
  • Little Lady == J.C. Koch
  • White Fire == Joseph S. Pulver Sr.
  • A Quirk of the Mistral == Jonathan Thomas
  • The Dog Handler's Tale == Donald Tyson
  • Notes on Contributors
 
Anthology, 293 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2014 - ISBN: 1781164525 / 9781781164525  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028931 $15.95
Kadrey, Richard  
Dead Set
Zoe's dreamscape is a world of freedom and solace where she can spend time with her lost brother. But now a threatening presence has entered Zoe's private realm, and a chance encounter has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead, offering Zoe the chance to commune with her dead father. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then . . . How far into this eerie world will Zoe go? And will there be enough left of her to come back?  
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Harper Voyager - 2014 - ISBN: 0062339281 / 9780062339287  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028607 $14.99
Kadrey, Richard  
Metrophage
Publisher's signed edition with signature page tipped in; 'Signed First Edition' sticker on front of jacket (despite the fact that this is not the first edition). Los Angeles in the late 21st century: The wealthy few live in compounds. Outside is a lawless wasteland where the angry masses battle hunger, disease, and despair. A street-wise hustler who deals drugs on the black market, Jonny looks out for nobody but himself. But when a terrifying plague spreads death and panic, Jonny must risk everything to find the cure - if there is one.  
Novel, 297 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1988)  
Harper Voyager - 2014 - ISBN: 0062334484 / 9780062334480  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028609 $14.99
Kibuishi, Kazu  
Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien
Ages 8 and up. Full color. In Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, Navin and his classmates search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King's loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets.  
Graphic Novel, 215 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Scholastic Graphix - 2014 - ISBN: 0545433150 / 9780545433150  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028710 $12.99
Klimo, Kate  
Dragon Keepers #6: The Dragon at the North Pole
Ages 8 and up. Jesse and Daisy wake on Christmas morning to a snowy world, and race to the barn to show their dragon Emmy. But she's gone, leaving behind a note, 'Gone with Santa'. Can it be true? With the help of magic snowshoes, the kids head for the North Pole to find out.  
Novel, 164 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Yearling - 2014 - ISBN: 0375871179 / 9780375871177  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029023 $6.99
Kress, Nancy  
Yesterday's Kin
Several months after landing in New York, the aliens finally reveal the reason for their arrival. The news is not good: Earth's most elite scientists have ten months to prevent a disaster.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novella
 
Novella, 189 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tachyon - 2014 - ISBN: 1616961759 / 9781616961756  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029064 $14.95
Lackey, Mercedes / Martin, Cody / Lee, Dennis / Giguere, Veronica  
Secret World #3: Revolution
The meta-heroes must deal with supervillain Verdegris, who seeks to destroy them from within.  
Novel, 778 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476737029 / 9781476737027  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028368 $7.99
Lackey, Mercedes  
Valdemar: Collegium #5: Bastion
Afraid he'll incite further danger in the heart of Valdemar, Mags heads for the Bastion, which was once the headquarters of the raiders who held him and his parents captive. He and his friends hope to find clues there about who his parents were and why he is being sought by Valdemar's enemies; instead he finds something entirely unexpected.  
Novel, 391 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
DAW - 2014 - ISBN: 0756409454 / 9780756409456  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028204 $7.99


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