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Newsletter 108
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author

Spaceballs DVD
When ruthless president Skroob (Mel Brooks) plots to steal the air supply from a neighboring planet, it's up to hero for hire Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his man-dog sidekick Barf (John Candy) to rescue a spoiled princess (Daphne Zuniga) from the clutches of Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis). Along the way, they meet the wise Yogurt (Mel Brooks), who teaches them the mystical secrets of the Schwartz. Special features include audio commentary by Mel Brooks, behind the scenes footage, and the original theatrical trailer.  
Film, DVD(s), Widescreen - full color, 96 minutes, rated PG, NTSC region 1; English, French, and Spanish with Spanish and French subtitles; Dolby Digital 5.1; closed captions  
MGM - 2012 - ISBN: 027616810021 / 027616810021  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029364 $14.98
Aaronovitch, Ben  
Peter Grant #5: Foxglove Summer
Police constable and apprentice magician Peter Grant, a Londoner to the core, is dispatched to Herefordshire, where children are disappearing and the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element involved. Now Peter will have to deal with the local gods and local cops in a small village where the shops close at 4pm.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 325 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
DAW - 2015 - ISBN: 0756409667 / 9780756409661  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028205 $7.99
Abercrombie, Joe  
Shattered Sea #1: Half a King
Born into a world where a strong arm and a cold heart rule, Prince Yarvi cannot grip a shield or swing an axe, so he must sharpen his mind to a deadly edge. Gathering a fellowship of the outcast and the lost, he finds they can do more to help him than any court of nobles could. But even with loyal friends at his side, Yarvi finds his path may end as it began - in twists, and traps, and tragedy - as he struggles to fulfill his vow to regain the throne he never wanted.  
Novel, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Del Rey - 2015 - ISBN: 0804178410 / 9780804178419  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029963 $15.00
Adams, John Joseph (editor)  
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
Some of the best post-apocalyptic stories of the last two decades.
  • Introduction == John Joseph Adams
  • The End of the Whole Mess == Stephen King
  • Salvage == Orson Scott Card
  • The People of Sand and Slag == Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Bread and Bombs == Mary Rickert
  • How We Got In Town and Out Again == Jonathan Lethem
  • Dark, Dark Were the Tunnels == George R.R. Martin
  • Waiting for the Zephyr == Tobias S. Buckell
  • Never Despair == Jack McDevitt
  • When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth == Cory Doctorow
  • The Last of the O-Forms == James Van Pelt
  • Still Life with Apocalypse == Richard Kadrey
  • Artie's Angels == Catherine Wells
  • Judgment Passed == Jerry Oltion
  • Mute == Gene Wolfe
  • Inertia == Nancy Kress
  • And the Deep Blue Sea == Elizabeth Bear
  • Speech Sounds == Octavia E. Butler
  • Killers == Carol Emshwiller
  • Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus == Neal Barrett Jr.
  • The End of the World as We Know It == Dale Bailey
  • A Song Before Sunset == David Grigg
  • Episode Seven: Last Stand Against the Pack in the Kingdom of the Purple Flowers == John Langan
Anthology, 591 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2008 Trade PB  
Titan - 2015 - ISBN: 1783291486 / 9781783291489  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029974 $8.99
Armstrong, Charlotte  
Night Call and Other Stories of Suspense
Lost Classics Volume 35. Fifteen tales of suspense featuring everyday settings and characters who could be your neighbors.
  • Introduction == Rick Cypert and Kirby McCauley
    Younger Female Protagonists
  • Mink Coat, Very Cheap
  • From Out of the Garden
  • Protector of Travelers
  • The Other Shoe
  • A Matter of Timing
    Other Female Protagonists
  • The Splintered Monday
  • The Case for Miss Peacock
  • The Cool Ones
    Male Protagonists
  • Night Call
  • More Than One Kind of Luck
  • St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
  • The Light Next Door
  • The Vise
  • The Second Commandment
  • Man in the Road
  • A Select Bibliography of Short Stories, Serialized Novels, and Novels by Charlotte Armstrong
  • Afterword == Jerry Lewi
Collection, 318 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Crippen & Landru - 2014 - ISBN: 1936363062 / 9781936363063  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029290 $20.00
Asher, Neal  
The Gabble and Other Stories
Ten stories set in his Polity universe, featuring some of the vilest alien creatures ever.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Softly Spoken the Gabbleduck
  • Putrefactors
  • Garp and Geronamid
  • The Sea of Death
  • Alien Archaeology
  • Acephalous Dreams
  • Snow in the Desert
  • Choudapt
  • Adaptogenic
  • The Gabble
  • Author's Notes
Collection, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805319 / 9781597805315  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029652 $15.99
Asher, Neal  
Polity: The Technician
The Theocracy has been dead for twenty years, and the Polity rules on Masada. But there are rebels who cannot accept the new order;their hatred for surviving theocrats is undiminished, and Jeremiah Tombs is at the top of their hit list. The war drone Amistad recruits Leif Grant, an ex-rebel Commander, to protect Tombs. Meanwhile, in deep space, the mechanism the Atheter used to reduce themselves to animals stirs from slumber and begins to power up its weapons.  
Novel, 503 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805300 / 9781597805308  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029646 $15.99
Asher, Neal  
Spatterjay #3: Orbus
The Prador Vrell has seized control of a dreadnought, slaughtered its entire crew, and is now out to seek vengeance on those who tried to have him killed. On the Graveyard, the border realm lying between the Polity and the Prador kingdom, Vrell and Orbus will soon cross paths.  
Novel, 438 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2014 - ISBN: 1597805297 / 9781597805292  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029071 $15.99
Asprin, Robert - of interest: Nye, Jody Lynn  
Griffen McCandles #4: Dragons Run
With his pregnant sister Valerie missing, possibly kidnapped, and his uncle Malcolm in town for a mysterious meeting with a powerful man who's been dead for decades, Griffen has his hands full. So how is he supposed to find time to protect Councilwoman Penny Dunbar, a dragon who's running for governor, from the malign forces attempting to take her out?  
Novel, 406 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 Trade PB  
Ace - 2014 - ISBN: 0425256170 / 9780425256176  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028322 $7.99
Barr, Nevada  
Anna Pigeon #17: Destroyer Angel
Anna's canoe trip in upstate Minnesota goes harrowingly wrong when armed thugs capture her friends.  
Novel, 405 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
St. Martin's - 2015 - ISBN: 1250058473 / 9781250058478  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029538 $9.99
Beaton, M.C.  
Hamish Macbeth #30: Death of a Policeman
Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure; DCI Blair sends keen young officer Cyril Sessions to monitor what Sergeant Macbeth does every day. Hamish is prepared to insure that Cyril returns with a full report, but finds himself prime suspect when Cyril is killed.  
Novel, 275 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Grand Central - 2015 - ISBN: 1455504742 / 9781455504749  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029574 $8.00
Beck, W.H.  
Malcolm at Midnight
Ages 9 and up. The Midnight Academy is a secret society of classroom pets that keeps the kids safe. When the Academy's iguana leader is kidnapped, Malcolm the rat must prove his innocence - and that rats can be good guys (despite their terrible reputation).  
Novel, 265 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2015 - ISBN: 0544336666 / 9780544336667  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028737 $6.99
Berney, Lou  
The Long and Faraway Gone
Years after the movie-theater robbery that left six of his friends dead, a PI gets drawn back into the unsolved case - and gets entangled with an equally obsessed woman trying to solve the mystery of her sister's disappearance.

♦  Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original
♦  Winner of the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original
Novel, 454 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
William Morrow - 2015 - ISBN: 0062292439 / 9780062292438  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029907 $14.99
Bishop, Anne  
Others #2: Murder of Crows
As the prophetic urge strikes Meg Corbyn more frequently, the Others and the handful of humans residing in the Courtyard must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet.  
Novel, 413 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 0451466160 / 9780451466167  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029783 $8.99
Bisker, Jill  
Finding the Way Back
Signed by the author on the title page. While helping her mother fix up her dead grandfather's house, Laney experiences ghostly music, then physical attacks that seem to target only her. It seems a spirit in the house may have plans of its own. As the danger escalates, she looks for answers with the help of her cousin Connie and attractive ghosthunter Emmett.  
Novel, 227 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Melange - 2014 - ISBN: 1612359086 / 9781612359083  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029365 $14.95
Blackwell, Juliet  
Haunted Home Renovation #5: Keeper of the Castle
The reconstruction of an ancient Scottish building is plagued by rumors that the stones are cursed. Mel finds the ghost of a charming Scottish clansman hanging around the site - and a dead body.  
Novel, 314 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2014 - ISBN: 0451465806 / 9780451465801  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028344 $7.99
Blake, Deborah  
Baba Yaga #2: Wickedly Wonderful
When a mysterious toxin in Monterey Bay drives selkies and mers from their homes, powerful but inexperienced witch Beka Yancy investigates with the help of cranky but way too attractive ex-Marine Marcus Dermott.  
Novel, 332 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Sensation - 2014 - ISBN: 0425272931 / 9780425272930  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028316 $7.99
Block, Lawrence  
Defender of the Innocent: The Casebook of Martin Ehrengraf
Twelve stories, one original to this volume. Dapper and diabolical defense attorney Martin Ehrengraf never sees the inside of a courtroom, because all his clients are innocent, no matter how guilty they may seem. Some even remember pulling the trigger, or wiring the dynamite to their spouse's car, or holding the bloody blade. But things have a way of working out when Martin Ehrengraf is on the case. Evidence turns up, incriminating someone else. More murders occur, with the same M.O. And the gate of the jail cell opens, and the accused walks free.
  • The Ehrengraf Defense
  • The Ehrengraf Presumption
  • The Ehrengraf Experience
  • The Ehrengraf Appointment
  • The Ehrengraf Riposte
  • The Ehrengraf Obligation
  • The Ehrengraf Alternative
  • The Ehrengraf Nostrum
  • The Ehrengraf Affirmation
  • The Ehrengraf Reverse
  • The Ehrengraf Settlement
  • The Ehrengraf Fandango
  • Afterword
Collection, 210 pages, Hardcover, 1st Thus  
Subterranean - 2014 - ISBN: 1596066679 / 9781596066670  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027572 $30.00
Boulle, Pierre  
Desperate Games
Despairing at the state of the world, a group of intellectuals form the new Scientific World Government. They make changes, eliminating hunger and disease while promoting new scientific thought. But people are not happy - the suicide rate has skyrocketed. It turns out the public want a little risk in their lives. To entertain the masses, they start with gladiator battles, and quickly escalate into historical battle reenactments involving chemical warfare and mass destruction. What has the world let itself in for?  
Novel, 197 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (new translation of novel originally published in 1971)  
Hesperus UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1843915359 / 9781843915355  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030035 $16.95
Bradley, Alan  
Flavia de Luce #06: The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
1951: A cryptic message, from a stranger at the railway station who is killed moments later, starts eleven-year-old Flavia along a trail of clues that leads from a reel of film stashed in the attic to the deepest secrets of the de Luce family, involving none other than Winston Churchill.  
Novel, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Bantam - 2014 - ISBN: 0385344066 / 9780385344067  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029982 $15.00
Brennan, Marie  
Lady Trent #2: The Tropic of Serpents
Three years after her journey to Vystrana, Isabella defies family and convention to embark on an expedition to the continent of Eriga, home to exotic draconian species. In the jungle known as the Green Hell, her courage, resourcefulness, and scientific curiosity will be tested as never before.  
Novel, 331 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765375087 / 9780765375087  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029417 $16.99
Briggs, Patricia  
Mercy Thompson #08: Night Broken
Adam's ex-wife wants Adam back, and she's willing to do whatever it takes, including turning the pack against Mercy. But there's a more dangerous threat circling; Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her world apart.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425256278 / 9780425256275  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029778 $7.99
Burroughs, Edgar Rice - of interest: Resnick, Mike (editor) / Garcia, Robert (editor)  
The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Ten original tales (plus one reprint) set in the worlds of Burroughs.
  • Introduction == Mike Resnick and Bob Garcia
  • Tarzan and the Great War == Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The Fallen, A Tale of Pellucidar == Mercedes Lackey
  • Scorpion Men of Venus == Richard A. Lupoff
  • The Forgotten Sea of Mars == Mike Resnick
  • Apache Lawman == Ralph Roberts
  • Moon Maid Over Manhattan == Peter David
  • Tarzan and the Martian Invaders == Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt
  • The Two Billys, A Mucker Story == Max Allan Collins and Matthew Clemens
  • To the Nearest Planet == as told to Todd McCaffrey
  • The Dead World == as related by David Innes to F. Paul Wilson via Gridley Wave
  • Tarzan and the Land That Time Forgot == Joe R. Lansdale
  • Author Biographies
Anthology, 487 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 Trade PB  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 147673707X / 9781476737072  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028373 $7.99
Bushnell, Jeremy P.  
The Weirdness
At thirty, Billy Ridgeway toys with being a writer, when he isn't working at a sandwich shop. Then the Devil shows up, promising to get Billy published. In exchange, Billy is to retrieve the Neko of Infinite Equilibrium, a cat-shaped statue with magical powers, which has been stolen by a powerful warlock. Despite trying to refuse the Devil's deal, Billy ends up on a wild adventure, both supernatural and literary, through the streets of New York City and beyond.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 277 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Melville House - 2014 - ISBN: 1612193153 / 9781612193151  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029285 $16.95
Carey, Peter  
When Gaby Baillieux released the Angel Worm virus into Australia's prison system, hundreds of asylum seekers walked free. And because the US runs the prisons - as they do so many parts of her country - the doors of several thousand jails in the US also opened. Was this a mistake, or a declaration of cyber war? What, if anything, does it have to do with the largely forgotten Battle of Brisbane between US and Australian forces in 1942? Or with the CIA-influenced coup in Australia in 1975? Journalist Felix Moore is determined to write Gaby's biography in order to find the answers, to save her, to save his career, and perhaps to save his country. But how to get Gaby to cooperate?  
Novel, 307 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Knopf - 2015 - ISBN: 0385352778 / 9780385352772  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029954 $25.95

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