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Uncle Hugo's Newsletter 108
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
 
Mars Attacks: The Dice Game
Ages 10 and up. Lead your team of Martian invaders to conquer Earth - destroy cities, get your picture taken in front of famous monuments, and be the Martian with the most Earthling kills! But watch out, because the Earthlings might want to nuke you. Based on the Topps trading cards. 3-6 players, 20 minutes. Includes 30 oversized cards, 25 tokens, 10 custom dice, and rules.  
Dice Game, Dice Game, 1st Edition  
Steve Jackson Games / Topps - 2014 - ISBN: 837654322215 / 837654322215  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030162 $19.95
 
The Princess Bride DVD
A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, giants, miracles, fencing, fire swamps, and rodents of unusual size.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 1998 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
 
Film, DVD(s), Widescreen/full screen - full color, 98 minutes, rated PG, NTSC region 1; English and Spanish with Spanish and French subtitles; Dolby Digital 5.1; closed captions.  
MGM - 2012 - ISBN: 027616806420 / 027616806420  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029362 $19.98
 
Snow Queen / Hogfather DVD
Snow Queen: Once a year she rises, and for one season she reigns. Starring Bridget Fonda, Jeremy Guilbaut, and Chelsea Hobbs. Live action, full frame, full color, 176 minutes, NTSC region 1.

Hogfather: Someone - or something - wants the Hogfather out of the way, and it's up to the most unlikely of heroes to get Hogswatch back on track. Starring David Jason, Marc Warren, and Michelle Dockery. Live action, widescreen, full color, 189 minutes, NTSC region 1.  
TV Series, DVD(s)  
Mill Creek - ISBN: 683904531742 / 683904531742  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029363 $17.99
 
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
 
Star Fluxx
Ages 8 and up. Explore the vastness of space-themed humor with your valiant Captain, Engineer, and Expendable Crewman. Visit that Small Moon - or is it a Space Station? Encounter an Unseen Force, disable the Evil Computer, or find yourself afflicted with Brain Parasites. 2-6 players, 10-40 minutes. Includes 100 cards and instructions.  
Card Game, Card Game  
Looney Labs - 2011 - ISBN: 1936112191 / 9781936112197  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030124 $16.00
 
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
Ages 14 and up. A fast-paced game of tactical space combat. Players control starfighters from either the Rebel Alliance of the Galactic Empire, outfit them with a variety of pilots, special weapons, and upgrades, and attempt to outmaneuver their opponents. 2 players, 30-45 minutes. Includes 3 painted plastic ships and a variety of tokens, cards, and accessories, plus a rulebook and a quick-start rulebook.  
Boxed Game, Boxed Game  
Fantasy Flight - 2012 - ISBN: 1616613769 / 9781616613761  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030134 $39.95
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.
    Contents
  • 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
Asher, Neal  
The Gabble and Other Stories
Ten stories set in his Polity universe, featuring some of the vilest alien creatures ever.
    Contents
  • 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
Berman, Steve (editor)  
Wilde Stories 2014
Reprints fourteen of the best gay speculative fiction stories of 2013, ranging from fantastical to eerie to surreal.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Steve Berman
  • Grindr == Clayton Littlewood
  • The Ghosts of Emerhad == Nghi Vo
  • How to Dress an American Table == J.E. Robinson
  • Caress == Eli Easton
  • 57 Reasons for the Slate Quarry Suicides == Sam J. Miller
  • Happy Birthday, Numbskull == Robert Smith
  • Right There in Kansas City == Casey Hannan
  • The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere == John Chu
  • Seven Lovers and the Sea == Damon Shaw
  • In the Brokenness of Summertime == R.W. Clinger
  • Lacuna == Matthew Cheney
  • Superbass == Kai Ashante Wilson
  • Midnight at the Feet of the Caryatides == Cory Skerry
  • The Revenge of Oscar Wilde == Sean Eads
 
Anthology, 229 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Lethe - 2014 - ISBN: 1590215001 / 9781590215005  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029345 $15.00
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
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
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
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.
    Contents
  • 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
Byrne, Monica  
The Girl in the Road
In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on journeys. Meena leaves India via the Trail, an energy-harvesting bridge spanning the Arabian Sea, hoping to return to Ethiopia. Mariama flees her home, joining a caravan across the Sahara, headed for the Ethiopian capital of Addis Abba. They will find their fates mysteriously linked.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 Tiptree Award
 
Novel, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Broadway - 2015 - ISBN: 0804138869 / 9780804138864  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029967 $15.00
Cambias, James L.  
A Darkling Sea
The Terrans have an uneasy truce with the alien Sholen: if they don't disturb the habitat, they may investigate the blind alien race that lives deep in the sea below the thick ice on the planet Ilmatar. But when a reckless Terran adventurer ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions erupt, threatening to escalate to war. As Terran and Sholen cultures collide, both sides seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans.  
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765336286 / 9780765336286  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029414 $15.99
Carey, Peter  
Amnesia
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
Chambers, Robert W.  
The King in Yellow
Ten horror stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy. Plus a bonus story by Ambrose Bierce.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Repairer of Reputations
  • The Mask
  • In the Court of the Dragon
  • The Yellow Sign
  • The Demoiselle d'Ys
  • The Prophet's Paradise
  • The Street of the Four Winds
  • The Street of the First Shell
  • The Street of Our Lady of the Fields
  • Rue Barree
  • An Inhabitant of Carcosa == Ambrose Bierce
 
Collection, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
Wildside - 2014 - ISBN: 1479408905 / 9781479408900  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028671 $11.99


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