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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Scott, Melissa / Griswold, Amy  
Mathey & Lynes #2: A Death at the Dionysus Club
Victorian London: Recruited to assist the new Metaphysical Crimes Squad with the case of a heartless corpse, metaphysician Ned Mathey discovers that the magic used to take the man's heart and life does not conform to the laws of modern metaphysics. Meanwhile, a minor poet hires private detective Julian Lynes to track down and stop a blackmailer who is threatening to reveal him as the pseudonymous author of popular romances.  
Novel, 258 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Lethe - 2014 - ISBN: 1590215303 / 9781590215302  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029347 $18.00
Shearin, Lisa  
SPI Files #2: The Dragon Conspiracy
Harpies have stolen the Dragon Eggs, seven cursed diamonds, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it's up to Makenna Fraser and Ian Byrne of Supernatural Protection and Investigations to retrieve them before they can be used.  
Novel, 292 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425266923 / 9780425266922  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029781 $7.99
Shusterman, Neal / Elfman, Eric  
Accelerati #1: Tesla's Attic
Ages 8 and up. After fourteen-year-old Nick's family inherits a ramshackle Victorian house, they sell the odd stuff in the attic at a garage sale. But those were actually Nikola Tesla's last inventions, placed in the attic as part of a larger plan. Now Nick and his friends must to retrieve the items - and keep them out of the hands of a dangerous group of rogue physicists.  
Novel, 247 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Disney Hyperion - 2015 - ISBN: 1423155130 / 9781423155133  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028591 $7.99
Siddell, Thomas  
Gunnerkrigg Court #1: Orientation
Ages 11 and up. Full color. Gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court is a very British boarding school that has robots running around alongside body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature. Join Antimony Carver for her first year of school there: the people she meets, the strange things that happen, and the things she causes to happen as she and her new friend Kat unravel the mysteries of the Court and deal with the everyday adventures of growing up.  
Graphic Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2008 HC  
Archaia - 2015 - ISBN: 160886703X / 9781608867035  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030021 $16.99
Simmons, Dan  
The Abominable
1926: Three climbers accept funding from a mother whose son fell to his death on Mount Everest two years earlier. She doesn't believe he's dead, and wants them to bring him back alive. As they set off, they encounter others seeking the boy's body. What valuable item could he have been carrying? What is the truth behind the many disappearances on the mountain?  
Novel, 663 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Back Bay - 2014 - ISBN: 0316198846 / 9780316198844  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028547 $18.00
Spoor, Ryk E.  
Arena #2: Spheres of Influence
Captain Ariane Austin must discover what it means to be Leader of Humanity - the ridiculous title bestowed on her by the Arena - before her enemies depose her, kill her, or worse.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 567 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 Trade PB  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 1476737096 / 9781476737096  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028374 $7.99
Stackpole, Michael A.  
Pathfinder Tales: The Crusader Road
Novel based on the role-playing game.  
Novel, 395 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Paizo - 2014 - ISBN: 1601256574 / 9781601256577  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029354 $9.99
Steele, Allen  
V-S Day
1941: Wernher von Braun is ordered by Hitler to develop a manned orbital spacecraft capable of attacking the US. For FDR, there is only one possible response: build a US spacecraft to destroy it. Robert Goddard, inventor of the liquid-fuel rocket, will head the classified project.  
Novel, 301 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425259757 / 9780425259757  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029754 $7.99
Stevens, Francis (aka Bennett, Gertrude Barrows)  
The Heads of Cerberus
A trio of time-travelers land in 2118 Philadelphia, a brutal totalitarian state where the city hall is a temple, a statue of William Penn is worshipped as an idol, and the citizens are crushed under religious tyranny.  
Novel, 190 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1919)  
Dover - 2014 - ISBN: 0486790266 / 9780486790268  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028675 $10.95
Teppo, Mark  
Rudolph! He Is the Reason for the Season
The behind-the-scenes workings at the North Pole are narrated by Bernard Rosewood, one of the elves of the North Pole Consortium. The story begins with Santa's realization that a young girl's request to get her dad back for Christmas isn't going to happen. Dad, you see, died in a car accident on a snowy road shortly after Thanksgiving. The NPC can do a lot, but they can't do miracles. Enter Rudolph, who has been hairless, cranky, and perpetually irradiated since the unfortunate malfunction of the Nuclear Clock in 1964.  
Novel, 302 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
ROTA - 2014 - ISBN: 1630230057 / 9781630230050  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029080 $15.00
Tettensor, E.L. (aka Lindsey, Erin)  
Nicolas Lenoir #2: Master of Plagues
With a horrific disease ravaging the city and a mass murderer on the loose, Inspector Nicolas Lenoir and Sergeant Bran Kody are running out of time to catch a killer and find a cure. The nomadic Adali, famed for their arcane healing skills, claim to have a cure. But dark magic comes at a price, one even the dying may be unwilling to pay.  
Novel, 358 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 0451419995 / 9780451419996  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029784 $7.99
Turtledove, Harry  
Supervolcano #3: Things Fall Apart
With supplies running low and natural resources dwindling, ex-cop Colin Ferguson knows that time is running out for his family, and for humanity.  
Novel, 457 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Roc - 2014 - ISBN: 0451240553 / 9780451240552  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028323 $8.99
Vaughn, Carrie  
Cormac Bennett #1: Low Midnight
Cormac Bennett, an assassin who specializes in killing lycanthropes, is struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him as he investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary - a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty Norville's world and all who inhabit it.  
Novel, 309 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765368692 / 9780765368690  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029517 $7.99
Vaughn, Carrie  
Golden Age #2: Dreams of the Golden Age
Hiding her burgeoning superpowers from her parents is hard enough; how is Anna supposed to keep them from finding out that her friends have powers, or that she and the others are honing their skills and dreaming of becoming Commerce City's next great team of vigilantes?  
Novel, 342 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765370107 / 9780765370105  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028097 $7.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #01: Dragonbreath
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. Danny Dragonbreath can't breathe fire, but he has no fear. And that comes in handy when a bad grade at school inspires him to enlist his sea-serpent cousin's help with a research project.  
Novel, 148 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2009 HC  
Puffin - 2012 - ISBN: 0142420956 / 9780142420959  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029330 $7.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #02: Attack of the Ninja Frogs
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. Exchange student Suki the Salamander has turned Danny's best friend Wendell into a lovesick tadpole. Then a group of ninja frogs attempt to kidnap her. Danny and Wendell have watched lots of kung fu movies and can totally take on a bunch of ninja frogs, right?  
Novel, 206 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Puffin - 2012 - ISBN: 0142420662 / 9780142420669  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029331 $7.99
Weber, David  
Safehold #7: Like a Mighty Army
The island empire of Charis has drawn more countries to the cause of independence from Church control, but at a heavy cost in bloodshed - a cost felt keenly by Merlyn. Now the Church is regrouping; with its vast armies and resources, the fight for humanity's future won't be over soon.  
Novel, 890 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765361272 / 9780765361271  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029520 $8.99
Whedon, Joss (creator)  
Firefly The Game
Ages 13 and up. Find a crew. Find a job. Keep flying. 1-4 players, 2 hours. Includes gameboard, 4 ship cards, 6 story cards, 381 game cards, 6 plastic ships, game money, tokens, dice, and rules.  
Boxed Game, Board Game  
GaleForce Nine / 20th Century Fox - 2013 - ISBN: 0992251656 / 9780992251659  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030165 $50.00
Whedon, Joss (creator)  
Firefly The Game: Blue Sun
Ages 13 and up. Expansion set with a new map extension adding the Blue Sun star system. Lord Harrow offers new smuggling opportunities, while Mr. Universe presents Big Damn Challenges for you to overcome. 1 or more players, 2-3 hours. Includes gameboard, 2 plastic ships, 5 story cards, 142 game cards, tokens, and rules.  
Boxed Game, Board Game  
GaleForce Nine / 20th Century Fox - 2014 - ISBN: 1940825520 / 9781940825526  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030167 $39.99
Whedon, Joss (creator)  
Firefly The Game: Pirates & Bounty Hunters
Ages 13 and up. Expansion set. Raid rival ships with piracy jobs. Hunt down wanted fugitives to collect bounty. Ready your crew for showdowns with brand new supply cards. 2 or more players, 2-3 hours. Includes 2 new ship cards and plastic ships, 3 story cards, 79 game cards, tokens, and rules.  
Boxed Game, Board Game  
GaleForce Nine / 20th Century Fox - 2014 - ISBN: 1940825016 / 9781940825014  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030166 $29.99
Whedon, Joss (creator)  
Firefly Yahtzee
Ages 8 and up. Roll your way to victory and defeat the Alliance. 1 or more players. Includes 5 custom Firefly dice, custom Serenity dice cup, custom score pad, pencil, and rules.  
Dice Game, Dice Game  
20th Century Fox / USAopoly / Hasbro - 2014 - ISBN: 700304046352 / 700304046352  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030164 $39.95
Whedon, Joss (creator)  
Firefly: Out to the Black
Ages 14 and up. Play as any of the nine crew members, working with your fellow players as you look for jobs, choose partners for missions, and face the various difficulties that come your way. 3-5 players, 30-45 minutes. Includes 9 character sheets, 88 cards, over 4 dozen tokens, and more.  
Card Game, Card Game  
Toy Vault - 2013 - ISBN: 651174230023 / 651174230023  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030135 $24.99
Wilce, Ysabeau S.  
Prophecies, Libels & Dreams
Seven interconnected tales (five reprints, two originals) set in the Republic of Califa, a semi-historical world of magick and high manners.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror!
  • Quartermaster Returns
  • Metal More Attractive
  • The Lineaments of Gratified Desire
  • Lovelocks
  • Hand in Glove
  • Scaring the Shavetail
 
Collection, 245 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Small Beer - 2014 - ISBN: 1618730894 / 9781618730893  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028821 $16.00
Willingham, Bill (writer) / various artists  
Fables: Fairest: In All the Land
Not for kids. Full color. Previously unpublished stories fleshing out the pasts of the women from Fables.  
Graphic Novel, 156 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
DC Vertigo - 2014 - ISBN: 1401245579 / 9781401245573  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028900 $14.99
Wolfe, Gene  
The Land Across
A travel guide writer heads from the US to an obscure country. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but in some ways they are less threatening than the bureaucracy and corruption. Is our hero in fact a spy for the CIA? Or is he an innocent caught in a Kafkaesque trap?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 287 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Tor - 2014 - ISBN: 0765335964 / 9780765335968  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027996 $15.99


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