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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Baxter, Stephen  
Proxima
Red dwarf stars last trillions of years, and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship, loneliness, emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary. It must be coerced.  
Novel, 492 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Roc - 2015 - ISBN: 045146771X / 9780451467713  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030785 $8.99
Bear, Greg  
Ares Rising #1: War Dogs
We called them Gurus. They made their presence on Earth known 13 years ago, providing tech and scientific insights, becoming indispensable advisors, and promising even more gifts. It took them a while to admit that they were being hounded by enemies and needed our help. Skyrines like me were volunteered. These enemies were already moving to establish a beachhead, but not on Earth. On Mars.  
Novel, 291 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Orbit - 2015 - ISBN: 0316072826 / 9780316072823  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031256 $16.00
Becker, James  
Knights Templar #1: The Lost Treasure of the Templars (UK title: The Hounds of the Lord)
When antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop finds an indecipherable ancient parchment, she turns to cryptography expert David Mallory for help. What they decode sends them on a hunt for Templar treasure, and through dark church secrets hidden for centuries.  
Novel, 499 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Signet - 2015 - ISBN: 0451466462 / 9780451466464  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028335 $9.99
Bedford, Jacey  
Psi-Tech #2: Crossways
To the Trust and Alphacorp, psi-tech navigator Ben and telepath Cara are wanted criminals: murder, terrorism, armed insurrection, hijacking, grand theft, and kidnapping are at the top of the long list of charges they'll face. So they'd better not get caught.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 536 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2015 - ISBN: 0756410177 / 9780756410179  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030787 $7.99
Bell, Gertrude  
A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert
Gertrude Bell turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she championed the Arab cause, and became chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. This volume brings together her letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writing.  
Nonfiction, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143107372 / 9780143107378  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029747 $17.00
Benn, James R.  
Billy Boyle #09: The Rest Is Silence
1944: When an unidentified corpse washes ashore on England's southern coast, US Army Captain Billy Boyle and his partner Kaz are assigned to investigate. The beach is home to the top-secret rehearsal for the upcoming D-Day invasion, the area is restricted, and no one seems to know where the body could have come from.  
Novel, 325 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Soho Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 1616955708 / 9781616955700  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031796 $15.95
Berenson, Laurien  
Melanie Travis #17: Death of a Dog Whisperer
Well-heeled dog owners are excited about Nick, a self-proclaimed 'dog whisperer', and anxious to find out what their pets are thinking - until the pooches start spilling their owners' secrets. When Nick turns up dead, his sister asks Melanie to help track down the killer.  
Novel, 311 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 075828456X / 9780758284563  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031809 $7.99
Black, Holly / Clare, Cassandra  
Magisterium #1: The Iron Trial
Ages 8 and up. Warned by his father to stay away from magic, if Call succeeds at the Iron Trial, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries to do his worst, but fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him, a place both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.  
Novel, 295 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Scholastic - 2015 - ISBN: 0545522269 / 9780545522267  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031241 $7.99
Blackwell, Juliet  
Witchcraft #7: Spellcasting in Silk
When a woman's apparent suicide is connected to a suspicious botanica in the Mission District, the San Francisco police turn to Lily for help. She finds herself facing a confounding mystery and some very powerful magic.  
Novel, 317 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451465784 / 9780451465788  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030833 $7.99
Bowen, Rhys  
Royal Spyness #08: Queen of Hearts
On a voyage to America, Georgie's mother is offered a role by a Hollywood mogul, while Georgie and her beau Darcy investigate a suspected jewel thief. The trail leads to the mogul's Hollywood home - where the mogul winds up dead.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2014 Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Bruce Alexander Memorial Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 284 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 042526064X / 9780425260647  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030845 $7.99
Box, C.J.  
Cassie Dewell #2: Badlands
Publisher's signed edition with signature on front free endpaper; 'Signed Copy' sticker on front of jacket. Cassie Dewell is the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad, a tiny town now booming as the oil capital of North Dakota. When the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, Cassie realizes she may be in over her head - and the key to it all might be twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard, who has been written off as 'slow' - and who keeps showing up where he doesn't belong.  
Novel, 278 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2015 - ISBN: 0312583214 / 9780312583217  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031144 $26.99
Brooks, Liana  
Time & Shadows #1: The Day Before
A corpse is found in the Alabama wilderness - but it's a clone, so technically it's not a homicide. That doesn't stop agent Samantha Rose and coroner Linsey Mackenzie from investigating when something about the body raises questions.  
Novel, 387 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Later Printing  
Harper Voyager - 2015 - ISBN: 0062407678 / 9780062407672  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031943 $6.99
Brown, Eric / McCormack, Una  
Weird Space #3: The Baba Yaga
Delia Walker, a senior analyst in the Expansion's intelligence bureau, protests the new policies and is drummed out. Desperate for a sign of hope, she charters a decrepit freighter and heads into Satan's Reach, following rumors of a world where humans and the Weird live peacefully side by side. She will uncover secrets about both the Weird and the Expansion that could prevent the seemingly inevitable war.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 332 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Abaddon - 2015 - ISBN: 1781083649 / 9781781083642  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031509 $7.99
Brown, Jeffrey  
Star Wars: Darth Vader and Friends
Full color. More cartoon fun with daddy Darth Vader, his twin kids Luke and Leia, and their friends.  
Humor, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Chronicle - 2015 - ISBN: 1452138109 / 9781452138107  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031894 $14.95
Brown, Pierce  
Red Rising #2: Golden Son
Darrow becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within. He must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his desire for retribution - and strive not for violent revolt, but for a hopeful rebirth.  
Novel, 442 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Del Rey - 2015 - ISBN: 0345539834 / 9780345539830  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031720 $15.00
Brozek, Jennifer (editor)/ Smith?, Robert (editor) / Pearson, Lars (editor)  
Chicks Dig Gaming
Female writers, industry professionals, and fans celebrate gaming - board, rpg, video, and online - and examine the characters and games they love.
    Contents
  • Editors' Foreword
  • Thank You, Mario, but Our Princess Is in Another Castle == Catherynne M. Valente
  • Round the World with Nellie Bly == Rosemary Jones
  • Select Hero or Heroine == Dawn Foran
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers: A Girl, a Rulebook and Arithmetic == Seanan McGuire
  • Look Behind You! A Three-Headed Monkey! == L.M. Myles
  • So You Want to Start a Fight == Dorothy Ail
  • Who in the Hell Is Carmen Sandiego? == Teresa Jusino
  • An Interview with Lisa Stevens
  • Intuition, Gaming and the Laboratory Scientist == Kelly Swails
  • Saving the Galaxy in Cute Shoes == Zoe Estrin-Grele
  • The Silence of the Games == Sarah Groenewegen
  • Raising Gamers == Filamena Young
  • Game Change == Linnea Dodson
  • The Evolution of a LARPer in Three Acts == Johanna Mead
  • Black Windows == E. Lily Yu
  • Another Puzzle Solved? Professor Layton and the Passive Princess == Mags L. Halliday
  • An Axe Up My Sleeve == Cheryl Twist
  • A Chick Who Doesn't Dig Games Plays Portal == Fiona Moore
  • An Interview with Margaret Weis
  • How to Design Games for Boys == Lynnea Glasser
  • The Grace and Dice and Glossy Cardstock == Lucy A. Snyder
  • THAC0 of a Gamer Girl ==Jaleigh Johnson
  • Let Us Play == Lene Taylor
  • The Hero in My Story == Caitlin Sullivan
  • When the Stars Are Right == Wendy N. Wagner
  • A Vicarious Tale of Getting into Video Games for the Plot == Hannah Rothman
  • We Play to Lose == Emily Care Boss
  • It's Five O'Clock Somewhere == Amy Hanson
  • Saving Throws == Jody Lynn Nye
  • Go for the Eyes, Gamer Girls, Go for the Eyes! == Sam Maggs
  • Looking for Group == G. Willow Wilson
  • Refuge == Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Leopards at the Wedding: Finding Love in a Glitchy Landscape == Miriam Oudin
  • Blood on the Hull: Gender, Dominion and the Business of Betrayal in Eve == Jen J. Dixon
  • Castling == Racheline Maltese
 
Nonfiction, 233 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mad Norwegian - 2014 - ISBN: 1935234188 / 9781935234180  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031929 $14.95
Bullington, Jesse (ed)  
Letters to Lovecraft
Eighteen original stories inspired by quotes from Lovecraft's essay 'Supernatural Horror in Literature'.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Past Reno == Brian Evenson
  • Only Unity Saves the Damned == Nadia Bulkin
  • __________ == Paul Tremblay
  • Allochthon == Livia Llewellyn
  • Doc's Story == Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Lonely Wood == Tim Lebbon
  • Help Me == Cameron Pierce
  • Glimmer in the Darkness == Asamatsu Ken
  • The Order of the Haunted Wood == Jeffrey Ford
  • Only the Dead and the Moonstruck == Angela Slatter
  • That Place == Gemma Files
  • The Horror at Castle of the Cumberland == Chesya Burke
  • Lovecrafting == Orrin Grey
  • One Last Meal, Before the End == David Yale Ardanuy
  • There Has Been a Fire == Kirsten Alene
  • The Tree == Robin D. Laws
  • Food from the Clouds == Molly Tanzer
  • The Semi-Finished Basement == Nick Mamatas
  • Biographies
 
Anthology, 273 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Stone Skin - 2014 - ISBN: 1908983108 / 9781908983107  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031947 $13.99
Burke, Alafair  
Ellie Hatcher #5: All Day and a Night
NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher and her partner JJ Rogan are tapped to reassess the investigation that led to Anthony Amaro's murder conviction. The case takes them, and Amaro's lawyer, to the dead woman's hometown, where a brutal attack makes it clear that someone has gotten too close to the truth.  
Novel, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 006220839X / 9780062208392  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030904 $15.99
Butler, Dori Hillestad  
Haunted Library #5: The Secret Room
Ages 6 and up. Now that Kaz can finally pass through walls without feeling all 'skizzy', he can go explore Beckett's secret room at the back of the library. What he finds there is a mystery he never expected.  
Novel, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Grosset & Dunlap - 2015 - ISBN: 0448483327 / 9780448483320  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031231 $4.99
Carlson, Caroline  
Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #2: The Terror of the Southlands
Ages 8 and up. Despite Hilary's magical know-how and daring, the VNHLP is not convinced she is worthy to be the Terror of the Southlands. When Miss Pimm disappears, Hilary and her crew set off on a high seas adventure to find the missing Enchantress and protect Augusta's magic.  
Novel, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0062194372 / 9780062194374  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031931 $6.99
Carriger, Gail  
Parasol Protectorate #1: Soulless
A comedy of manners set in Victorian London, featuring werewolves, vampires, mad scientists, and Alexia Tarabotti, a preternatural woman formidably armed with a parasol.  
Novel, 370 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2009)  
Orbit - 2014 - ISBN: 0316402419 / 9780316402415  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031389 $15.00
Cates, Bailey (aka Cattrell, Bailey aka McRae, Cricket)  
Magical Bakery #5: Magic and Macaroons
Katie investigates when a meeting of the spellbook club is interrupted by a stranger collapsing on the shop floor, mumbling about a voodoo talisman. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 304 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451467426 / 9780451467423  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030834 $7.99
Challinor, C.S.  
Rex Graves #7: Murder Comes Calling
Four deaths in a secluded English community, linked by the fact that their homes were up for sale, lead the police to arrest a shady house agent, but Scottish barrister Rex Graves digs into the victims' pasts and learns that they were not who they appeared to be.  
Novel, 205 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Midnight Ink - 2015 - ISBN: 0738745480 / 9780738745480  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031216 $14.99
Chazin, Suzanne  
Jimmy Vega #1: Land of Careful Shadows
Homicide detective Jimmy Vega investigates when the body of a young Hispanic woman is found fifty miles north of New York City; a note in her bag says 'Go back to your country. You don't belong here.'  
Novel, 377 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Kensington - 2015 - ISBN: 149670228X / 9781496702289  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031804 $9.99
Chercover, Sean  
Daniel Byrne #2: The Devil's Game
Daniel Byrne was a Vatican investigator, scrutinizing miracle claims, until an investigation uncovered more troubling human conspiracies. Now he's part of a secretive group searching for truth. When he discovers a new strain of a plague at a covert medical facility, he teams up with disgraced physician Kara Singh to trace the roots of the deadly pathogen.  
Novel, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Thomas & Mercer - 2015 - ISBN: 1477828664 / 9781477828663  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031901 $15.95


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