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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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brown, adrienne maree (editor) / Imarisha, Walidah (editor)  
Octavia's Brood
Stories that explore the connections between radical sf and movements for social change.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Sheree Renée Thomas
  • Introduction == Walidah Imarisha
  • Revolution Shuffle == Bao Phi
  • The Token Superhero == David F. Walker
  • the river == adrienne maree brown
  • Evidence == Alexis Pauline Gumbs
  • Black Angel ==Walidah Imarisha
  • The Long Memory == Morrigan Phillips
  • Small and Bright == Autumn Brown
  • In Spite of Darkness == Alixa Garcia
  • Hollow == Mia Mingus
  • Lalibela == Gabriel Teodros
  • Little Brown Mouse == Tunde Olaniran
  • Sandford and Sun == Dawolu Jabari Anderson
  • Runway Blackout == Tara Betts
  • Kafka's Last Laugh == Vagabond
  • 22XX: One-Shot == Jelani Wilson
  • Manhunters == Kalamu ya Salaam
  • Aftermath (excerpt) == LeVar Burton
  • Fire on the Mountain (excerpt) == Terry Bisson
  • Homing Instinct == Dani McClain
  • children who fly == Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Star Wars and the American Imagination (essay) == Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • The Only Lasting Truth (essay) == Tananarive Due
  • Outro == adrienne maree brown
  • Acknowledgments
  • Bios
 
Anthology, 281 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
AK Press - 2015 - ISBN: 1849352097 / 9781849352093  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030961 $18.00
Bujold, Lois McMaster  
The Spirit Ring
Signed by the author on the title page. In an alternate Renaissance Italy, where the church regulates magic and licenses magicians, Fiametta Beneforte wants to be more than unpaid apprentice to her goldsmith-mage father. When the Duchy is laid under military and magical siege, she joins with Thur Ochs, a young Swiss miner and foundryman. They must tap their skills in both metalwork and necromancy to rescue her father's soul and combat an evil sorcerer.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1992)  
2014 - ISBN: 1625781504 / 9781625781505  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029699 $19.99
Butcher, Jim  
Dresden Files #15: Skin Game
Mab has traded Harry's skills to pay off one of her debts. Now he must help a group of supernatural villains, led by his enemy Nicodemus Archleone, steal the literal Holy Grail from the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world, which belongs to Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Harry suspects another game is afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 600 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 0451470044 / 9780451470041  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029811 $9.99
Campbell, Jack (aka Hemry, John G.)  
Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier #4: Steadfast
When two of Geary's lieutenants vanish, the search for them ends at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: the moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay, or be destroyed. Meanwhile, strains on the Alliance are growing as the Syndics continue to meddle. Ordered to take a small force to the border of Syndic space, Geary finds a mysterious threat that could force the Alliance to its knees.  
Novel, 376 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425260534 / 9780425260531  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030744 $7.99
Card, Orson Scott / Johnston, Aaron  
First Formic War #3: Earth Awakens
The Formic invasion of Earth seems unstoppable; humanity must wake up and pull together, or the planet will be lost.  
Novel, 468 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765367386 / 9780765367389  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031157 $7.99
Carey, M.R. (Mike)  
The Girl with All the Gifts
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award
♦  Finalist for the 2015 British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel
 
Novel, 403 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Orbit - 2015 - ISBN: 0316334758 / 9780316334754  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031250 $15.99
Catling, B. (Brian)  
Vorrh #1: The Vorrh
Native marksman Tsungali - conscripted by the colonial authorities against whom he once led a revolt - is on the hunt for Williams, an Englishman who plans to become the first human to traverse the Vorrh, an endless, sentient, oppressive, and magical forest, able to bend time and wipe a person's memory. Between the hunter and the hunted are Ishmael, a curious and noble Cyclops raised by Bakelite robots; the evil Dr. Hoffman; and the slave owner MacLeish, who drives his workers to insanity.  
Novel, 500 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus  
Vintage - 2015 - ISBN: 1101873787 / 9781101873786  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030437 $15.95
Chan, Kylie  
Celestial Battle #2: Demon Child
War with Hell looms and the cruel demons could gain control of everything. Emma Donahoe has faced down threats to her loved ones and never given up the fight. But as the demons close in, she faces a new danger - John's love for her could lead to her complete annihilation.  
Novel, 527 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2015 - ISBN: 0062329081 / 9780062329080  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029919 $7.99
Cherryh, C.J.  
Foreigner #15: Peacemaker
At last Cajieri's young friends from the starship are visiting. When the Assassins Guild puts in motion the culmination of a decades-long plot, human diplomat Bren Cameron must find a way to protect the boy, the guests, and the entire ruling family.  
Novel, 376 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
DAW - 2015 - ISBN: 0756409659 / 9780756409654  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029839 $7.99
Chu, Wesley  
Roen & Tao #3: The Rebirths of Tao
With the world split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions and poised for war, a Genjix scientist who defects holds the key to preventing the bloodshed. With the Genjix in pursuit, Roen is the only person who can help him save the world, and the Quasing race.  
Novel, 506 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2015 - ISBN: 0857664301 / 9780857664303  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030444 $7.99
Clark, Platte F.  
Bad Unicorn #2: Fluff Dragon
Ages 8 and up. After defeating a killer unicorn and saving a universe, Max and his friends want to go home. But the Codex of Infinite Knowability has stopped working. Max can't use it to get home until he reboots it - but to do that, he's going to have to take it to Dreadbringer's Wizard's Tower. Just sneak into the tower, avoid the guards, escape Dreadbringer's clutches, and figure out exactly where inside the tower the Codex was created. No problem, right?!  
Novel, 378 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Aladdin - 2015 - ISBN: 1442450169 / 9781442450165  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030355 $8.99
Connolly, Harry  
Great Way #1: The Way Into Chaos
Peradain - the heart of an empire built with steel, spears, and a monopoly on magic - is overthrown by a swarm of supernatural creatures of incredible power and ferocity. Can the prince, pursued by the beasts that killed his parents, cross battle-torn lands to retrieve a spell that might turn the tide of battle against this enemy?  
Novel, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Radar Avenue - 2014 - ISBN: 0989828425 / 9780989828420  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030209 $15.99
Connolly, Harry  
Great Way #2: The Way Into Magic
Having lost the prince to the madness of The Blessing, only Tejohn and Cazia know of the plan to retrieve a spell that might turn the tide of battle. But Tejohn's body is broken, and Cazia has been stripped of her magic. Worse, both are being held captive. As they struggle for their freedom, The Blessing continues to spread.  
Novel, 214 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Radar Avenue - 2014 - ISBN: 0989828441 / 9780989828444  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030210 $13.99
Connolly, Harry  
Great Way #3: The Way Into Darkness
The Peradaini Empire is now a wasted landscape. But a piece of stolen magic might halt the Blessing's spread. If Tejohn and Cazia can find a scholar with the skill to recreate the spell. If such a person still lives. And where did the Blessing come from, and why have they invaded?  
Novel, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Radar Avenue - 2014 - ISBN: 0989828468 / 9780989828468  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030211 $15.99
Connolly, Harry  
Twenty Palaces Prequel: Twenty Palaces
When Ray was thirteen, a handgun accident landed his best friend Jon in a wheelchair, and turned Ray into a runaway and petty criminal. Fifteen years later, Ray returns home, determined to go straight and make peace with his old friend. But Jon has received a mysterious cure - not only is he out of his wheelchair, he seems stronger and faster than pretty much anyone. The cure has drawn attention: the media are camped out, the police are investigating for insurance fraud, and weird, shadowy figures have begun to draw closer. Can Ray atone by protecting his friend? And what terrible price will the world have to pay if he succeeds?  
Novel, 310 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Radar Avenue - 2011 - ISBN: 0989828409 / 9780989828406  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030212 $14.99
Conroy, Robert  
1920: America's Great War
After winning the Great War, Germany invades the US, marching through California and Texas as a desperate nation resists.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History
 
Novel, 493 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 1476780447 / 9781476780443  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030312 $7.99
Cooper, Brenda  
Glittering Edge #1: Edge of Dark
What if a society banished its worst nightmare, the AIs, to the far edge of the solar system, destined to sip only dregs of light and struggle for the barest living? And yet, that life thrived? It grew and learned and became far more than ever expected, and it wanted to return to the sun? What if it didn't share society's moral compass in any way?

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award
 
Novel, 396 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
PYR - 2015 - ISBN: 1633880508 / 9781633880504  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030426 $18.00
Corey, James S.A. (aka Abraham, Daniel / Franck, Ty)  
Expanse #4: Cibola Burn
The gates have opened the way to habitable planets, and humanity's land rush has begun. Captain Holden and his crew must contend with growing tensions between settlers and the company that owns the official claim to a new planet. When a terrible disease strikes, only Holden - with help from the ghostly Detective Miller - can find the cure.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 581 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Orbit - 2015 - ISBN: 0316334685 / 9780316334686  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031251 $17.00
Corey, James S.A. (aka Abraham, Daniel / Franck, Ty)  
Star Wars: Empire & Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves
Sent to extract rebel spy Scarlet Hark from the very heart of the Empire, Han Solo finds his mission complicated by Hark's plan to track down a pirate who has stolen secrets the Empire would destroy worlds to protect.  
Novel, 346 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Del Rey / LucasBooks - 2015 - ISBN: 0345546873 / 9780345546876  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030448 $7.99
Correia, Larry  
MHI #5: Monster Hunter Nemesis
Agent Franks of the US Monster Control Bureau is close to seven feet tall, nearly indestructible, animated by an alchemical substance, and inhabited by a super-intelligent spirit more ancient than humanity. Good thing a founding father had Franks swear to serve and protect the US from all monsters. Franks agreed, with one condition: the government must never make more like him, or the agreement is null and void. Now, with the director of the agency making thirteen, all bets are off. And Hell hath no fury like a monster betrayed.  
Novel, 502 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 1476780536 / 9781476780535  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030311 $7.99
Cutter, Nick  
The Acolyte
Jonah is an Acolyte on the New Bethlehem police force. His job: eradicate all heretical religious faiths, their practitioners, and artifacts. When bombings paralyze the city, religious fanatics are suspected, but startling clues point to a far more ominous perpetrator. And Jonah has another problem, a big one: he isn't a believer anymore.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
ChiZine - 2015 - ISBN: 1771483288 / 9781771483285  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031321 $16.99
Druon, Maurice  
Accursed Kings #5: The She-Wolf
Charles IV is now king of France, and his sister Isabella is Edward II of England's queen. Roger Mortimer, a leader of the rebellious English barons, was imprisoned by Edward, but managed to escape to France. When Isabella arrives in France - ostensibly to negotiate peace between her husband and her brother - Mortimer begins a love affair with her that seals his fate.  
Novel, 428 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1960)  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0007491344 / 9780007491346  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029878 $14.99
Dunsany, Lord  
The Last Revolution
When robots are introduced in England, will these machines be able to coexist with their household counterparts, or will they rise as one and take the first steps against humanity?  
Novel, 192 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1951)  
Talos - 2015 - ISBN: 1940456126 / 9781940456126  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029649 $12.99
Espinosa, Rod  
Courageous Princess #1: Beyond the Hundred Kingdoms
Ages 10 and up. Once upon a time, a greedy dragon kidnapped Princess Mabelrose - who did not wait around for some prince to rescue her! She has enough brains and bravery to fend for herself, and wins the help and friendship of the many kindred spirits she encounters as she tries to find her way home.  
Graphic Novel, 245 pages, Hardcover, 3rd Edition  
Dark Horse - 2015 - ISBN: 1616557222 / 9781616557225  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New030499 $19.99
Feehan, Christine  
People #7: Cat's Lair
Cat Benoit has finally escaped the past, and the man who was the source of her nightmares. But she can't escape the attention of Ridley Cromer, the instructor at her dojo - something feral comes to life when their body heat rises.  
Novel, 413 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jove - 2015 - ISBN: 051515556X / 9780515155563  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030753 $7.99


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