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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
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Valente, Catherynne M.  
Indistinguishable from Magic
Over sixty essays, including observations and insights about fairy tales and myths, pop culture, gender and race issues, an amateur's life on planet Earth, and more. Join Cat as she studies the fantasy genre's inner clockwork to better comprehend its infatuation with medievalism, considers the importance of the laundry machine to women's rights in locales ranging from Japan to steampunk, and examines how stories teach us how to survive.  
Nonfiction, 239 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mad Norwegian - 2014 - ISBN: 1935234137 / 9781935234135  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031930 $14.95
Vallere, Diane  
Material Witness #2: Crushed Velvet
A fabric delivery isn't quite what Poly expected: crushed under a dozen bolts of fabric is Phil Girard. When his wife, Poly's friend Genevieve, becomes prime suspect, can Poly track down the real killer? Includes instructions for a sewing project.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery
 
Novel, 277 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 0425270580 / 9780425270585  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030850 $7.99
VanderMeer, Ann & Jeff (editors)  
Sisters of the Revolution
Twenty-nine tales of feminist speculative fiction, ranging from the 1970s to the present day.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Forbidden Words of Margaret A. == L. Timmel Duchamp
  • My Flannel Knickers == Leonora Carrington
  • The Mothers of Shark Island == Kit Reed
  • The Palm Tree Bandit == Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Grammarian's Five Daughters == Eleanor Arnason
  • And Salome Danced == Kelley Eskridge
  • The Perfect Married Woman == Angélica Gorodischer
  • The Glass Bottle Trick == Nalo Hopkinson
  • Their Mother's Tears: The Fourth Letter == Leena Krohn
  • The Screwfly Solution == James Tiptree Jr.
  • Seven Losses of na Re == Rose Lemberg
  • The Evening and the Morning and the Night == Octavia E. Butler
  • The Sleep of Plants == Anne Richter
  • The Men Who Live in Trees == Kelly Barnhill
  • Tales from the Breast == Hiromi Goto
  • The Fall River Axe Murders == Angela Carter
  • Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates == Pat Murphy
  • When It Changed == Joanna Russ
  • The Woman Who Thought She Was A Planet == Vandana Singh
  • Gestella == Susan Palwick
  • Boys == Carol Emshwiller
  • Stable Strategies for Middle Management == Eileen Gunn
  • Northern Chess == Tanith Lee
  • Aunts == Karin Tidbeck
  • Sur == Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Fears == Pamela Sargent
  • Detours on the Way to Nothing == Rachel Swirsky
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time == Catherynne M. Valente
  • Home by the Sea == Élisabeth Vonarburg
 
Anthology, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
PM Press - 2015 - ISBN: 1629630357 / 9781629630359  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030026 $15.95
Vargas, Fred  
Three Evangelists #2: Dog Will Have His Day
When disgraced special investigator Louis Kehlweiler finds a tiny piece of human bone on the Paris pavement, the police are uninterested. With some help from historians Marc and Mathias, he follows the trail to a Breton fishing village in search of a dog - and a killer.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2014 UK Crime Writers' Association International Dagger
 
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Vintage UK - 2014 - ISBN: 0099589885 / 9780099589884  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030642 $16.95
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #03: Curse of the Were-Weiner
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. After a school cafeteria hot dog bites Wendell and he starts sprouting hair, can he and Danny get past the lunch ladies and slay the alpha-wurst before the whole school is infected?  
Novel, 204 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2010 HC  
Puffin - 2014 - ISBN: 0147513219 / 9780147513212  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031367 $6.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #04: Lair of the Bat Monster
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. When Danny and Wendell visit Wendell's cousin, a bat researcher, Danny is kidnapped by a giant bat. Now it's up to Wendell to find the bat monster's lair before she permanently adopts Danny as her baby.  
Novel, 204 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Puffin - 2014 - ISBN: 0147513200 / 9780147513205  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031368 $6.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #05: No Such Thing as Ghosts
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. Danny Dragonbreath is not the kid who scores the most Halloween candy, but if you ever get trapped in a haunted house with a maniacal clown and a hungry ghost, Danny will stand tall in the face of danger!  
Novel, 201 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Dial - 2011 - ISBN: 0803735278 / 9780803735279  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031391 $12.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #06: Revenge of the Horned Bunnies
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. Danny Dragonbreath is every camp counselor's worst nightmare, but if you ever find yourself locked up by a diabolical jackalope-napper, Danny will ride to the rescue!  
Novel, 197 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Dial - 2012 - ISBN: 0803736770 / 9780803736771  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031392 $12.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #07: When Fairies Go Bad
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. Danny Dragonbreath is not the most coordinated kid in town, but if your mom is ever kidnapped by a spoon-obsessed evil fairy king, call Danny - he'll show up with spoons to save the day!  
Novel, 204 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Dial - 2012 - ISBN: 0803736789 / 9780803736788  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031393 $12.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #08: Nightmare of the Iguana
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. Danny Dragonbreath is not great at staying up all night, and he isn't into mushy stuff, but if you find yourself plagued by nightmares of monster bullies and torturous health food, he will leap to the rescue!  
Novel, 203 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Dial - 2013 - ISBN: 0803738463 / 9780803738461  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031394 $12.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #09: The Case of the Toxic Mutants
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. Danny Dragonbreath may not be as book-smart as his nerdy best friend Wendell, but if you need someone to investigate mutants, toxic sludge, and giant missing dentures, Danny will boldly go where no detective has gone before!  
Novel, 202 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dial - 2013 - ISBN: 0803738471 / 9780803738478  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031395 $12.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Dragonbreath #10: Knight-Napped!
Ages 8 and up. Two-color illustrations throughout. Danny Dragonbreath is definitely not the biggest guy at school, but if a knight dares to pick on his family, he will suit up and joust for their honor!  
Novel, 203 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dial - 2015 - ISBN: 0803738498 / 9780803738492  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031396 $12.99
Vernon, Ursula  
Hamster Princess #1: Harriet the Invincible
Ages 8 and up. Harriet is not great at trailing around the palace looking ethereal. She finds royal life rather dull. Her parents tell her of a curse placed on her at birth, dooming her to prick her finger on a hamster wheel when she's twelve and fall into a deep sleep. For Harriet, this is great news - it means she's invincible until she's twelve! And so begins a life of adventure - until her twelfth birthday arrives and the curse manifests in a most unexpected way.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 247 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dial - 2015 - ISBN: 0803739834 / 9780803739833  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031218 $12.99
Von Harbou, Thea  
Metropolis
Written by the screenwriter of the iconic 1927 film, this novel expands upon director Fritz Lang's masterpiece. This city of the future encompasses two worlds: that of the hedonistic ruling class and that of a segregated subculture, toilers in a mechanized underworld who labor to provide the rich with their pleasures. When a charismatic leader arises, she seeks a savior to unite the disparate social orders.  
Novel, 215 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1927)  
Dover - 2015 - ISBN: 0486795675 / 9780486795676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031880 $8.95
Walker, Martin  
Bruno #08: The Patriarch (UK title: The Dying Season)
Bruno is delighted to attend a World War II flying ace's birthday celebration, but it becomes another day on the job when a friend of the family ends up dead. All signs point to a tragic accident, but Bruno isn't so sure.  
Novel, 320 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Knopf - 2015 - ISBN: 0385354177 / 9780385354172  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031765 $24.95
Walton, Jo  
Thessaly #2: The Philosopher Kings
Set twenty years after The Just City. Unhinged with grief after a tragic loss, Pythias/Apollo goes sailing into the mysterious Eastern Mediterranean. What Apollo, his daughter Arete, and the rest of the expedition discover will change everything.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (entire series)
 
Novel, 345 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765332671 / 9780765332677  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031040 $25.99
Ward, Dayton  
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon's Arrow
Dispatched to a region charted only by unmanned probes, Captain Picard and his crew find a massive alien vessel that has been adrift for decades, and their sensors detect alien life in suspended animation.  
Novel, 387 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2015 - ISBN: 1476782695 / 9781476782690  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031497 $7.99
Watts, Peter  
Blindsight #2: Echopraxia
Daniel Bruks is a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat's-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Now he's trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. To his right is a pilot who hasn't yet found the man she's sworn to kill on sight. A vampire and its zombie bodyguards lurk in the shadows. Rapture-stricken monks are taking them all to meet with 'The Angels of the Asteroids'. Their pilgrimage brings Dan Bruks face-to-face with the biggest evolutionary breakpoint since the origin of thought itself.  
Novel, 383 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765328038 / 9780765328038  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031060 $16.99
Weeks, Brent  
Lightbringer #3: The Broken Eye
As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war. But Gavin Guile has been enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of assassins.  
Novel, 813 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Orbit - 2015 - ISBN: 0316058963 / 9780316058964  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031259 $16.99
Wells, Dan  
John Wayne Cleaver #4: The Devil's Only Friend
John Wayne Cleaver now works for a secret government team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can. But the monsters have noticed, and the quiet game of cat and mouse is about to erupt into supernatural war.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765380676 / 9780765380678  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031036 $14.99
Wells, Martha  
Raksura: Stories of the Raksura Volume 2
Moon, Jade, and other favorites from the Indigo Cloud Court return in two new novellas.

The Dead City: A tale of Moon before he came to the Indigo Court. Fleeing the ruins of Saraseil, a groundling city destroyed by the Fell, Moon flies right into another potential disaster as a friendly caravanserai finds itself under attack by a strange force.

The Dark Earth Below: Moon and Jade face their biggest adventure yet: their first clutch. As Moon tries to prepare for fatherhood, members of the Kek village in the colony tree's roots go missing. But searching for them only leads to more mysteries as the court is stalked by an unknown enemy.  
Collection, 216 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597805378 / 9781597805377  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030561 $15.99
Wenger, Christine  
Comfort Food #4: Macaroni and Freeze
Trixie organizes a mac-and-cheese cook-off to raise funds for the library, but she wouldn't mind winning first prize. When someone else wins, and the celebrity judge is found dead, Trixie finds herself in hot water with the police. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 279 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451474082 / 9780451474087  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030835 $7.99
Wexler, Django  
Shadow Campaigns #2: The Shadow Throne
Raesinia is determined to find a way to break herself and her country out of Duke Orlanko's iron grip. She finds unlikely allies in returning war hero Janus and his loyal deputies Marcus and Winter, who intend to protect the kingdom with every power they can command, earthly or otherwise.  
Novel, 600 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 0451418077 / 9780451418074  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030761 $7.99
White, Randy Wayne  
Hannah Smith #3: Haunted
A historic, supposedly haunted, house is due to be razed and replaced by condos. A wealthy Palm Beach woman hires Hannah to prove that the seller didn't disclose everything he knew about the house when he unloaded it.  
Novel, 349 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley - 2015 - ISBN: 0425275167 / 9780425275160  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030839 $9.99
Whittington, Harry  
A Haven for the Damned
Eight people converge on a ghost town near the Mexican border, each with their own demons and dilemmas. Not all of them will leave alive.  
Novel, 145 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1961)  
Black Gat - 2015 - ISBN: 1933586753 / 9781933586755  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031910 $9.99


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