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Newsletter 110
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Davis, Milton J. (editor) / Saunders, Charles R. (editor)  
Griots
Fourteen original fantasy stories of the Africa that was, as well as Africas that never were, may have been, or should have been.
    Contents
  • The Soul in the Sword (introduction) == Charles R. Saunders
  • A Gathering at the Meeting Tree (introduction) == Milton J. Davis
  • Mrembo Aliyenaswa (Captured Beauty) == Milton Davis
  • Awakening == Valjeanne Jeffers
  • Lost Son == Maurice Broaddus
  • In the Wake of Mist == Kirk A. Johnson
  • Skin Magic == P. Djeli Clark
  • The Demon in the Wall == Stafford L. Battle
  • The Belly of the Crocodile == Minister Faust
  • Changeling == Carole McDonnell
  • The General's Daughter == Anthony Kwamu
  • Sekadi's Koan == Geoffrey Thorn
  • The Queen, the Demon and the Mercenary == Ronald T. Jones
  • Icewitch == Rebecca McFarland Kyle
  • The Leopard Walks Alone == Melvin Carter
  • The Three Faced One == Charles R. Saunders
  • Griot Biographies
 
Anthology, 285 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
MV Media - 2011 - ISBN: 0980084288 / 9780980084283  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031917 $16.95
Davis, Milton J. (editor) / Saunders, Charles R. (editor)  
Griots: Sisters of the Spear
Seventeen original fantasy stories celebrating the spirit, bravery, and compassion of women of color.
    Contents
  • Spearing Stereotypes (introduction) == Charles R. Saunders
  • Marked == Sarah A. Macklin
  • The Antuthema == Dennis Brown
  • The Night Wife == Carole McDonnell
  • The Blood of the Lion == Joe Bonadonna
  • Lady of Flames == LaTreka Cross
  • A Subtle Lyric == Troy Wiggins
  • Zambeto == J.C. Holbrook
  • The Price of Kush == Sylvia Kelso
  • Old Habits == Milton Davis
  • Vengeance == Rebecca McFarland Kyle
  • Death and Honor == Ronald T. Jones
  • Queen of the Sapphire Coast == Linda Macauley
  • Ghost Marriage == P. Djeli Clark
  • Raiders of the Sky Isle == Cynthia Ward
  • Brood == Balogun Ojetade
  • The Sickness == Valjeanne Jeffers
  • Kpendu == Charles R. Saunders
  • Griot Biographies
 
Anthology, 471 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
MV Media - 2013 - ISBN: 0996016708 / 9780996016704  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031918 $22.95
de Castell, Sebastien  
Greatcoats #1: Traitor's Blade
The King is dead, and the Greatcoats have been disbanded. But things could be worse for Falcio, Kest, and Brasti - their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that's exactly what's happening. A conspiracy is unfolding in the most corrupt city in the world. It began with the overthrow of an idealistic young king, and will end with the death of an orphaned girl. If the trio want to foil the conspiracy, save the girl, and reunite the Greatcoats, they'll have to do it with nothing but the tattered coats on their backs and the swords in their hands.  
Novel, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Jo Fletcher - 2015 - ISBN: 1623654009 / 9781623654009  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031268 $16.99
de Lint, Charles (writer) / Vess, Charles (artist)  
Seven Wild Sisters
Ages 8 and up. When Sarah Jane discovers a tiny man in the Tanglewood Forest, wounded by miniature poison arrows, she brings him to Aunt Lillian for help, and they become ensnared in a war between rival fairy clans. Then Sarah Jane's six sisters are kidnapped. Can she untangle herself from the fairy feud and save her sisters?  
Novel, 260 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Little, Brown - 2015 - ISBN: 031605352X / 9780316053525  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031308 $9.99
Delany, Samuel R.  
A, B, C: Three Short Novels: The Jewels of Aptor / The Ballad of Beta-2 / They Fly at Ciron
His first 3 novels, plus an introduction and afterword by the author describing his creative process.

The Jewels of Aptor: The tale of a seafaring quest to acquire a set of powerful magical jewels.

The Ballad of Beta-2: An academic discovers the true story of a spaceship's tragic demise.

They Fly at Ciron: An anti-war novel recounting the clash between a marauding army and a pacifist village sheltered at the foot of a mountain ruled by a race of winged people.  
Omnibus, 472 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1968 / 1965 / 1993)  
Vintage - 2015 - ISBN: 1101911425 / 9781101911426  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031735 $17.95
Delany, Samuel R. - of interest: Shawl, Nisi (editor) / Campbell, Bill (editor)  
Stories for Chip
Thirty-three works of short fiction and creative nonfiction (twenty-four originals, nine reprints) paying tribute to Samuel R. Delany's influence on sf and fantasy.
    Contents
  • Introduction (Kim Stanley Robinson)
  • Michael Swanwick and Samuel R. Delany at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area, March 2005 == Eileen Gunn
  • Billy Tumult == Nick Harkaway
  • Voice Prints == devorah major
  • Delany Encounters: Or, Another Reason Why I Study Race and Racism in Science Fiction == Isiah Lavender III
  • Clarity == Anil Menon
  • When Two Swordsmen Meet == Ellen Kushner
  • For Sale: Fantasy Coffin (Ababuo Need Not Apply) == Chesya Burke
  • Holding Hands with Monsters == Haralambi Markov
  • Song for the Asking == Carmelo Rafala
  • Kickenders == Kit Reed
  • Walking Science Fiction: Samuel Delany and Visionary Fiction == Walidah Imarisha
  • Heart of Brass == Alex Jennings
  • Empathy Evolving as a Quantum of Eight-Dimensional Perception == Claude Lalumière
  • Be Three == Jewelle Gomez
  • Guerilla Mural of a Siren's Song == Ernest Hogan
  • An Idyll in Erewhyna == Hal Duncan
  • Real Mothers, a Faggot Uncle, and the Name of the Father: Samuel R. Delany's Feminist Revisions of the Story of SF == L. Timmel Duchamp
  • Nilda == Junot Díaz
  • The First Gate of Logic == Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • The Master of the Milford Altarpiece == Thomas M. Disch
  • River Clap Your Hands == Sheree Renée Thomas
  • Haunt-type Experience == Roz Clarke
  • Eleven Stations == Fábio Fernandes
  • <<Légendaire.>> == Kai Ashante Wilson
  • On My First Reading of The Einstein Intersection == Michael Swanwick
  • Characters in the Margins of a Lost Notebook == Kathryn Cramer
  • Hamlet's Ghost Sighted in Frontenac, KS == Vincent Czyz
  • Each Star a Sun to Invisible Planets == Tenea D. Johnson
  • Clones == Alex Smith
  • The Last Dying Man == Geetanjali Dighe
  • Capitalism in the 22nd Century == Geoff Ryman
  • Jamaica Ginger == Nalo Hopkinson and Nisi Shawl
  • Festival == Chris Brown
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • About the Editors
 
Anthology, Trade Paperback  
Rosarium - 2015 - ISBN: 0990319172 / 9780990319177  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030614 $19.99
Douglas, Ian (aka Keith, William H.)  
Star Carrier #6: Deep Time
When an unknown alien ship flees Earth orbit, USNA forces chase the runaways down, but it's not apparent where - or when - the crew was headed; this bizarre species can manipulate time. President Koenig must decide: are they angels of astonishing technological prowess, or agents of humanity's destruction?  
Novel, 361 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2015 - ISBN: 0062184059 / 9780062184054  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030880 $7.99
Dozois, Gardner (editor)  
The Year's Best Science Fiction 32nd Annual Collection
Thirty-six of the best stories of 2014.
    Contents
  • Permissions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Summation: 2014
  • The Fifth Dragon == Ian McDonald
  • The Rider == Jérôme Cigut
  • The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile == Aliette de Bodard
  • The Burial of Sir John Mawe at Cassini == Chaz Brenchley
  • The Regular == Ken Liu
  • The Woman from the Ocean == Karl Bunker
  • Shooting the Apocalypse == Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Weather == Susan Palwick
  • The Hand Is Quicker == Elizabeth Bear
  • The Man Who Sold the Moon == Cory Doctorow
  • Vladimir Chong Chooses to Die == Lavie Tidhar
  • Beside the Damned River == D.J. Cockburn
  • The Colonel == Peter Watts
  • Entanglement == Vandana Singh
  • White Curtain == Pavel Amnuel
  • Slipping == Lauren Beukes
  • Passage of Earth == Michael Swanwick
  • Amicae Aeternum == Ellen Klages
  • In Babelsberg == Alistair Reynolds
  • Sadness == Timmons Esaias
  • West to East == Jay Lake
  • Grand Jeté (The Great Leap) == Rachel Swirsky
  • Covenant == Elizabeth Bear
  • Jubilee == Karl Schroeder
  • Los Piratas del Mar de Plastico (Pirates of the Plastic Ocean) == Paul Graham Raven
  • Red Lights, and Rain == Gareth L. Powell
  • Coma Kings == Jessica Barber
  • The Prodigal Son == Allen M. Steele
  • God Decay == Rich Larson
  • THE LONG HAUL from the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009 == Ken Liu
  • Shadow Flock == Greg Egan
  • Thing and Sick == Adam Roberts
  • Communion == Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Someday == James Patrick Kelly
  • Yesterday's Kin == Nancy Kress
  • Honorable Mentions: 2014
 
Anthology, 663 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
St. Martin's Griffin - 2015 - ISBN: 1250064422 / 9781250064424  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031080 $23.99
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne  
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Historian and activist Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the US, revealing how the Indigenous peoples actively resisted expansion of the US empire, and how US policy was designed to seize territory by displacing or eliminating them.  
Nonfiction, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Beacon Press - 2015 - ISBN: 0807057835 / 9780807057834  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031768 $16.00
Duncan, Rod  
Gas-Lit Empire #2: Unseemly Science
Elizabeth's doubts about a new charitable organization run by some very respectable women leads her to a dark world of body-snatching, unseemly experimentation, politics, and scandal.  
Novel, 379 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2015 - ISBN: 0857664271 / 9780857664273  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031751 $7.99
Dunstall, S.K.  
Linesman #1: Linesman
No ship can traverse the void without the lines, and only linesmen can work with them. But only Ean hears their song - even if other linesmen disdain his self-taught methods. Then an alien ship is discovered at the edge of the galaxy. It threatens any linesman who approaches, except Ean. His talents may be the key to understanding this new force - and reconfiguring the relationship between humans and the ships that serve them.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 372 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425279529 / 9780425279526  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030769 $7.99
Edmonds, Colin  
Steam, Smoke & Mirrors
A hypnotist has escaped from an asylum, leaving a single word scrawled in blood: 'Magister'. As a killing spree begins on the steampunk streets of London, Special Branch turns to a brilliant stage magician and his glamorous assistant for help catching the murderer.  
Novel, 299 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Caffeine Nights - 2015 - ISBN: 1907565949 / 9781907565946  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030624 $14.95
Egan, Greg  
Orthogonal #3: The Arrows of Time
The travelers on the generation ship have succeeded in developing the tech needed to save their home world. But as tension grows over the risks of starting the long voyage home, disagreement leads to violence. Now four of the crew must embark on a strange journey, visiting a world where the arrow of time is reversed.  
Novel, 354 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Night Shade - 2015 - ISBN: 1597808164 / 9781597808163  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030559 $15.99
Ellroy, James  
Perfidia
1941: The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor, the US teeters on the edge of war, and the roundup of allegedly treasonous Japanese Americans is about to begin. In Los Angeles, a Japanese family is found dead. Is it murder or ritual suicide?  
Novel, 701 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Vintage - 2015 - ISBN: 0307946673 / 9780307946676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031776 $17.95
England, George Allan  
Doomsday Classics: Darkness and Dawn
A trilogy about a young couple transported 1500 years into the future. In a post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited by the debased remnants of humanity, they struggle to survive and to lay the foundations for a new civilization.
    Contents
  • Book I: The Vacant World
  • Book II: Beyond the Great Oblivion
  • Book III: The Afterglow
 
Omnibus, 509 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1914)  
Dover - 2015 - ISBN: 0486796558 / 9780486796550  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031883 $19.95
Evanovich, Janet  
Stephanie Plum #21: Top Secret Twenty-One
Jimmy Poletti was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he's out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. But leads are turning into dead ends - and dead bodies. To top things off, Ranger has been targeted for death. He dodged the bullet this time, but he'll need Stephanie's help to survive the next attempt. Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun with a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day's work for Stephanie Plum.  
Novel, 326 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Bantam - 2015 - ISBN: 0345542932 / 9780345542939  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031798 $8.99
Flanders, Judith  
The Victorian City
Historian Flanders leads us through London, revealing the capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor; no detail is too small or too strange.  
Nonfiction, 520 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
St. Martin's Griffin - 2015 - ISBN: 1250068266 / 9781250068262  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031103 $19.99
Flint, Eric / Gannon, Charles E.  
Ring of Fire: 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies
To secure access to the oil up-time machines and industry require, Admiral Simpson sends Eddie Cantrell with a small fleet to the Caribbean and the Louisiana coast. But even with new steam-powered frigates, they're going to have trouble with the Spanish, not to mention the natives and the Dutch.  
Novel, 847 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 1476780609 / 9781476780603  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031455 $8.99
French, Tana  
Dublin Murder Squad #5: The Secret Place
An anonymous hint reignites the stalled investigation into a year-old murder case involving a popular boy found dead on the grounds of a girl's boarding school in suburban Dublin.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 452 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143127519 / 9780143127512  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030730 $17.00
Furst, Alan  
Midnight in Europe
Paris, 1938: Spanish lawyer Cristian Ferrar is asked to help a clandestine agency that is trying desperately to supply weapons to the Spanish Republican Army. Joining Ferrar in this mission is an unlikely group of idealists, gangsters, arms traders, aristocrats, and spies. Across the continent, Ferrar and his allies do battle with the secret agents of Hitler and Franco.  
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Random House - 2015 - ISBN: 0812981839 / 9780812981834  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031769 $16.00
Gaiman, Neil (writer) / Rex, Adam (artist)  
Chu #2: Chu's First Day of School board book
Ages 4 and up. Full color. Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. He is nervous. He hopes the other students will be nice. There is a lot of chalk dust in the air. Will his classmates like what he has to share?  
Picture Book, Hardcover, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Harper - 2015 - ISBN: 0062371495 / 9780062371492  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030924 $7.99
George III, David R.  
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire
Days after the assassination of the Federation President on Deep Space 9, the unexpected appearance of a stranger on the station raises serious concerns.  
Novel, 383 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2015 - ISBN: 1476756333 / 9781476756332  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031498 $7.99
Gilman, Carolyn Ives  
Aliens of the Heart
Four sf stories set in the heartland of the US.
    Contents
  • Lost Road
  • Frost Painting
  • Okanoggan Falls
  • The Conservator
 
Collection, 114 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2007 - ISBN: 1933500174 / 9781933500171  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New029499 $12.00
Wallace, Robert (Daniels, Norman / Greenberg, Charles)  
Phantom Detective #2: Dealers in Death / The Yacht Club Murders
Includes a Phantom Detective comic.

Dealers in Death: The Phantom hurls the law's challenge at a criminal coterie.

The Yacht Club Murders: Muriel Havens is abducted by the Bat.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1936 / 1939)  
Sanctum Books - 2015 - ISBN: 1608771695 / 9781608771691  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031934 $14.95
Goodrich, Clifford (Donovan, Laurence / Hathaway, Alan)  
Whisperer #7: The Death Roses / Murder Brotherhood
Includes Whisperer short story 'Afraid to Die' by Alan Hathaway (writing as Clifford Goodrich), plus a Whisperer comic and a Norgil the Magician comic.

The Death Roses: A concealed map holds that secret that Commissioner Gordon needs to stop a series of strange slayings.

Murder Brotherhood: The Whisperer invades China Hill to stop sadistic killers.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1936 / 1937)  
Sanctum Books - 2015 - ISBN: 1608771628 / 9781608771622  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031933 $14.95


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