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Uncle Hugo's 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 $14.99
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 $16.95
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
Dietz, William C.  
Mutant Files #2: Redzone
2065: Los Angeles detective Cassandra Lee is tracking a cop killer dubbed the Bonebreaker. But strange new murders have occurred, leaving Lee and her team wondering if the serial killer has become unpredictable - or is no longer acting alone.  
Novel, 278 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425273342 / 9780425273340  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030783 $7.99
Doescher, Ian  
Star Wars Shakespeare #2: William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Clone Army Attacketh
In a star-crossed galaxy far, far away, yeoman Jedi Anakin Skywalker soliloquizes as he struggles to be master of his fate, torn between duty to the Jedi, attraction to Padme, and concern for his beloved mother. Illustrated with black & white Elizabethan-style artwork.  
Novel, 162 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Quirk / LucasBooks - 2015 - ISBN: 1594748071 / 9781594748073  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031704 $14.95
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 $22.99
Due, Tananarive  
Ghost Summer: Stories
Fifteen horror and fantasy short stories (fourteen reprints, one original).
    Contents
  • Introduction == Nalo Hopkinson
    Gracetown
  • The Lake
  • Summer
  • Ghost Summer
    The Knowing
  • Free Jim's Mine
  • The Knowing
  • Like Daughter
  • Aftermoon
  • Trial Day
    Carriers
  • Patient Zero
  • Danger Word == with Steven Barnes
  • Removal Order
  • Herd Immunity
  • Carriers
    Vanishings
  • Señora Suerte
  • Vanishings
  • Afterword: On Tananarive Due == Steven Barnes
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author


Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection
 
Collection, 334 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Prime - 2015 - ISBN: 160701453X / 9781607014539  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031882 $15.95
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
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
Espinosa, Rod  
Courageous Princess #2: The Unremembered Lands
Ages 10 and up. Full color. After freeing the people of Leptia from a tyrant king, Princess Mabelrose is finally making her way home. She discovers that her father was on a quest to rescue her, but now he and a posse of princes are the ones who need to be rescued.  
Graphic Novel, 237 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dark Horse - 2015 - ISBN: 1616557230 / 9781616557232  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New031822 $19.99
Estep, Jennifer  
Elemental Assassin #12: Spider's Trap
Now that she's become queen of Ashland's underworld, a lot more punches are being thrown Gin's way. But when someone tries to murder her at a hush-hush meeting, the real surprise is how strangely familiar her shadowy assailant seems.  
Novel, 372 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2015 - ISBN: 1501105175 / 9781501105173  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031512 $7.99
Farmer, Nancy  
Jack #1: The Sea of Trolls
Ages 10 and up. AD 793: Jack, a bard in training, and his little sister Lucy are captured by Northmen. When his spell goes wrong and their half-troll queen's hair falls out, Jack must undertake a quest to make things right.  
Novel, 459 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2004 HC  
Saga - 2015 - ISBN: 1481443089 / 9781481443081  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031504 $8.99
Farmer, Nancy  
Jack #2: The Land of Silver Apples
Ages 10 and up. Jack learns his sister Lucy is a changeling, and his real sister likely dwells with hobgoblins. When Lucy disappears, Jack must descend into the Land of the Silver Apples to retrieve both his sisters; there he is reunited with shield-maiden Thorgil, and encounters knuckers, hobgoblins, elves, and more.  
Novel, 496 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2007 HC  
Saga - 2015 - ISBN: 1481443097 / 9781481443098  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031505 $8.99
Feehan, Christine / Shayne, Maggie / Herter, Lori  
Edge of Darkness
Three paranormal romance novellas.

Dark Crime: Blaze knows who killed her father and she has merciless plans for payback, until a phone call from a seductive stranger pleads with her to wait. Retribution is in his blood, too. Now, he and Blaze will be united in the blood of the guilty. Tonight, vengeance is theirs.

Dead by Twilight: Bloodsuckers may be an accepted minority but one of them is getting away with murder, until a female vamp teams with a mortal detective to end the killing spree. Now the night belongs to them - and so does every pleasure and danger lurking in the shadows.

Cimarron Spirit: While excavating an Anasazi ruin, archeologist Annie Carmichael uncovers the resting place of a centuries-old vampire, who finds in Annie the mate he has longed for. But how much is Annie expected - or willing - to surrender for the undead man she now desires?  
Anthology, 390 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jove - 2015 - ISBN: 0515156213 / 9780515156218  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030780 $7.99
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
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
Galenorn, Yasmine  
Otherworld: Fly by Night #1: Flight from Death
Blue dragon shifter Shimmer has been exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for Alex Radcliffe, vampire owner of Fly by Night Magical Investigations. Now every time she turns around, someone is trying to kill her. And worse, Alex is as gorgeous as he is exasperating.  
Novel, 300 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2015 - ISBN: 042527215X / 9780425272152  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030777 $7.99
Gardner, Sally  
Wings & Co. #2: Three Pickled Herrings
Ages 7 and up. After months without a case, Emily and her friends at the Fairy Detective Agency suddenly have three! Can they figure out who is stealing people's luck before things get any worse?  
Novel, 176 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Square Fish - 2015 - ISBN: 1250064384 / 9781250064387  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031022 $6.99


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