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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Duriez, Colin  
The Oxford Inklings
The lives, writings, ideas, and influence of the Oxford literary group that included J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and others.  
Nonfiction, 288 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Lion UK - 2015 - ISBN: 0745956343 / 9780745956343  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030027 $16.95
Egan, Greg  
Axiomatic
Reprints eighteen sf short stories.
    Contents
  • The Infinite Assassin
  • The Hundred Light-Year Diary
  • Eugene
  • The Caress
  • Blood Sisters
  • Axiomatic
  • The Safe-Deposit Box
  • Seeing
  • A Kidnapping
  • Learning to Be Me
  • The Moat
  • The Walk
  • The Cutie
  • Into Darkness
  • Appropriate Love
  • The Moral Virologist
  • Closer
  • Unstable Orbits in the Space of Lies
 
Collection, 300 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1995)  
Night Shade - 2014 - ISBN: 1597805408 / 9781597805407  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029074 $15.99
Egan, Greg  
Diaspora
Humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most choose immortality as conscious software in the polises, but some opt for renewable robotic bodies. And there are holdouts, fleshers left behind in the muck and jungle of Earth. Then a disaster ravages the fleshers and reveals the possibility that the polises themselves might be at risk from bizarre astrophysical processes. Yatima, a digital being grown from a mind seed, joins a group of citizens and flesher refugees in search of the knowledge that will guarantee their safety.  
Novel, 334 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998)  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805424 / 9781597805421  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029641 $15.99
Egan, Greg  
Distress
Sent to cover a scientific conference, wired journalist Andrew Worth finds himself dragged into a maelstrom of plotting, assassination attempts, and rebellion. The world's only hope for survival lies in physicist Violet Mosala's development of a final Theory of Everything, but whether it will lead to the total destruction of life as we know it or the complete remaking of the universe may be a risk too dangerous to take.  
Novel, 387 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1997)  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805416 / 9781597805414  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029640 $15.99
Egan, Greg  
Schild's Ladder
In the last few centuries, the novo-vacuum has consumed at least two thousand inhabited systems. Those studying the phenomenon are split into two groups: Preservationists hypothesizing on how to destroy it, and Yielders who believe it holds a purpose in reinvigorating civilization. Childhood friends Tchicaya, a Yielder, and Mariama, a Preservationist, will put their beliefs and their history to the test when violence breaks out between the two groups.  
Novel, 306 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805440 / 9781597805445  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029643 $15.99
Egan, Greg  
Teranesia
When his biologist sister sets out to study the peculiar biological evolution on the island of Teranesia, Prabir follows her, and discovers the island is more enchanting, and more dangerous, than he could have ever imagined.  
Novel, 267 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1999)  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805432 / 9781597805438  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029642 $15.99
Elliott, Kate  
The Very Best of Kate Elliott
A retrospective collection of her short fantasy, featuring strong heroines, complex quests, noble sacrifices, and hard-won victories.
    Contents
  • The Landscapes That Surround Us (introduction)
  • Riding the Shore of the River of Death
  • Leaf and Branch and Grass and Vine
  • The Queen's Garden
  • On the Dying Winds of the Old Year and the Birthing Winds of the New
  • The Gates of Joriun
  • The Memory of Peace
  • With God to Guard Her
  • My Voice Is in My Sword
  • Sunseeker
  • A Simple Act of Kindness
  • To Be a Man
  • Making the World Live Again
    Four Essays
  • Introduction
  • The Omniscient Breasts: The Male Gaze Through Female Eyes
  • The Narrative of Women in Fear and Pain
  • And Pharaoh's Heart Hardened
  • The Status Quo Does Not Need World-Building
 
Collection, 367 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tachyon - 2015 - ISBN: 1616961791 / 9781616961794  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029653 $15.95
Feehan, Christine  
GhostWalkers #11: Viper Game
With three little girls to protect, Pepper needs a man like GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them deeper into the bayou than either imagined - where desire is the deadliest poison of all.  
Novel, 410 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jove - 2015 - ISBN: 0515155543 / 9780515155549  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029775 $7.99
Foster, Eugie  
Returning My Sister's Face And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice
Twelve tales of adventure and magic from the Orient.
    Contents
  • Eugie Foster in Many Dimensions (introduction) == Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Daughter of Botu
  • The Tiger Fortune Princess
  • A Thread of Silk
  • The Snow Woman's Daughter
  • The Tanuki-Kettle
  • Honor Is a Game Mortals Play
  • The Raven's Brocade
  • Shim Chung the Lotus Queen
  • The Tears of My Mother, the Shell of My Father
  • Year of the Fox
  • The Archer of the Sun and the Lady of the Moon
  • Returning My Sister's Face
 
Collection, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Norilana - 2009 - ISBN: 1607620111 / 9781607620112  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029315 $15.95
Friedman, C.S.  
Dreamwalker #1: Dreamwalker
All her life, Jessica has dreamed of other worlds. Her brother Tommy has incorporated some of her dreams into his games. Now someone is asking about her dreams. When Tommy is kidnapped, Jessica and her friends must leave their world behind and confront the source of Earth's darkest legends - as well as the terrifying truth of their secret heritage.  
Novel, 343 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
DAW - 2015 - ISBN: 0756409640 / 9780756409647  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029759 $7.99
Gaiman, Neil (writer) / McKean, Dave (artist)  
Crazy Hair
Ages 4 and up. Full color. Birds, animals, hunters, dancers, explorers, balloonists, water slides, carnivals, and more - all can be found in the narrator's crazy hair.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Delightfully whimsical.  
Picture Book, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0060579102 / 9780060579104  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029937 $6.99
Gibson, Gary  
Final Days #2: The Thousand Emperors
Archivist Luc Gabion, who is dying slowly, victim of a forced technology implant while on assignment, must investigate the rulers of the Tian Di's stellar empire. One of their number has been murdered, and Gabion needs to find the killer.  
Novel, 357 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Tor UK - 2013 - ISBN: 0330519727 / 9780330519724  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029119 $13.95
Gibson, William  
Burning Chrome
Ten sf short stories.
    Contents
  • Preface == Bruce Sterling
  • Source Code: An Introduction == William Gibson
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • The Gernsback Continuum
  • Fragments of a Hologram Rose
  • The Belonging Kind == John Shirley and William Gibson
  • Hinterlands
  • Red Star, Winter Orbit == Bruce Sterling and William Gibson
  • New Rose Hotel
  • The Winter Market
  • Dogfight == Michael Swanwick and William Gibson
  • Burning Chrome
 
Collection, 204 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1986)  
Harper Eos - 2014 - ISBN: 0060539828 / 9780060539825  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029358 $13.99
Gonick, Larry  
The Cartoon Guide to Algebra
Using engaging graphics and lively humor, Gonick covers the essentials of algebra, including linear equations, polynomials, quadratic equations, and graphing techniques. He also offers a concise overview of algebra's history and its practical applications in modern life.  
Nonfiction, 233 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
William Morrow - 2015 - ISBN: 0062202693 / 9780062202697  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029882 $19.99
Goscinny, Rene / Uderzo, Albert - of interest: Ferri, Jean-Yves (writer) / Conrad, Didier (artist)  
Asterix #35: Asterix and the Picts
Full color. After Asterix and Obelix rescue MacAroon, a mysterious Pict, they travel with him to Caledonia, where a treacherous chieftain plans to claim the throne with some help from the Romans.  
Graphic Novel, 48 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Orion UK - 2014 - ISBN: 1444011693 / 9781444011692  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028817 $12.99
Haldeman, Joe  
Work Done for Hire
Still traumatized by his past as a sniper for the US military, Jack accepts an offer to write a near-future novel about a serial killer, based on a Hollywood script outline. Then a package arrives: sniper rifle, silencer, ammunition, and the first installment of a $100,000 payment to kill a 'bad man'. The people behind the twisted offer have Jack under surveillance. And if he doesn't take the job, they'll kill his girlfriend.  
Novel, 293 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425256618 / 9780425256619  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029753 $7.99
Hamilton, Laurell K.  
Anita Blake #23: Jason
Jason invites his bisexual lady love J.J. to visit, hoping Anita can help him explain his kink to her, and that J.J. can help Anita sort out her problems with her female lover Jade.  
Novel, 255 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jove - 2014 - ISBN: 0515156078 / 9780515156072  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029749 $7.99
Hamilton, Virginia (writer) / Dillon, Leo and Diane (artists)  
The People Could Fly
Ages 7 and up. Full color. A fantasy tale of slaves who possessed ancient magic that enabled them to fly away to freedom, and a moving tale of those who could not fly away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free.  
Picture Book, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2004 HC  
Dragonfly - 2015 - ISBN: 055350780X / 9780553507805  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030001 $7.99
Harper, Steven (aka Piziks, Steven)  
Blood & Iron #1: Iron Axe
Strange creatures come down from the mountains to attack the village. Spirits walk the land, terrifying the living. Trolls creep out from under the mountain, provoking war with the elves. And Death herself calls upon Danr, son of a human mother and a troll father, to set things right, sending him to find the Iron Axe, the weapon that sundered the continent a thousand years ago. He and his unlikely companions will brave fantastic and dangerous creatures to find a weapon that could save the world, or destroy it.  
Novel, 368 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 0451468465 / 9780451468468  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029758 $7.99
Hartman, Rachel  
Seraphina
Ages 12 and up. Folding themselves into human shapes, dragons attend the court of Goredd as ambassadors, and use their rational, mathematical minds as scholars and teachers. When a member of the royal family is murdered in suspiciously draconian fashion, musician Seraphina Dombegh is drawn into the investigation.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
 
Novel, 466 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Ember - 2014 - ISBN: 0375866221 / 9780375866227  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030000 $11.99
Heinlein, Robert A.  
The Man Who Sold the Moon / Orphans of the Sky
The Man Who Sold the Moon: D. D. Harriman is a billionaire with a dream: the dream of space for all mankind. The method? Anything that works. Maybe, in fact, Harriman goes too far. But he will give us the stars.

Orphans of the Sky: Hugh had been taught that, according to the ancient sacred writings, the Ship was on a voyage to faraway Centaurus. But he also understood that this must be allegory for a voyage to spiritual perfection. After all, the real world was only metal corridors and nothing else, right? And then Hugh begins to suspect the truth.

Awards:
♦  The Man Who Sold the Moon: Winner of the 2001 Retro Hugo for Best Novella
 
Omnibus, 525 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1950 / 1963)  
Baen - 2014 - ISBN: 1476737053 / 9781476737058  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028370 $7.99
Hendee, Barb & J.C.  
Noble Dead Series 3 #3: A Wind in the Night
In her quest to find the Orb of Spirit, Wynn Hygeorht is torn between two men who hate each other, and about to face an old enemy. Meanwhile, Magiere, Leesil, and Chap, still hunted by a team of assassins, continue their search for the Orb of Air.  
Novel, 471 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 0451468147 / 9780451468147  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029756 $8.99
Herbert, Brian / Anderson, Kevin J.  
Dune: Great Schools #2: Mentats of Dune
As Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race in a stuggle to choose the path of humanity's future.  
Novel, 655 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765362635 / 9780765362636  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029523 $9.99
Hughes, Alex  
Mindspace #4: Vacant
When a judge and his family are targeted by the mob, he hires Adam as telepathic bodyguard for his son Tommy. Discovering that the boy is a nascent telepath, Adam tries to help him cope with the ability. But it doesn't take a mind reader to see that there's something going on with this kid's parents that's stressing Tommy out more than a death threat.  
Novel, 337 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0451466942 / 9780451466945  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028324 $7.99
Jackson, Steve (designer) / Kovalic, John (illustrator)  
Munchkin Adventure Time
Ages 10 and up. Play as one of your favorite characters from the Cartoon Network show, and get ready for a totally flippin' awesome adventure in the Land of Ooo. 3-6 players, 1-2 hours. Includes 168 cards, 8 character cards, 1 die, and rules.  
Card Game, Card Game  
Steve Jackson Games / USAopoly / Cartoon Network - 2014 - ISBN: 700304045195 / 700304045195  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030159 $24.95


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