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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Shepherd, Mike (aka Moscoe, Mike)  
Vicky Peterwald #2: Survivor
Vicky will need to use both her military and her political ranks to rebuild war-torn planets, but not everyone shares her goals. She must confront, outwit, and conquer both revolutionaries and her own family to stifle galactic disorder.  
Novel, 341 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425266583 / 9780425266588  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030759 $7.99
Stockbridge, Grant (Page, Norvell W.)  
Spider #05: The City Destroyer / The Pain Emperor
The City Destroyer: Ruthless racketeers destroy bridges and skyscrapers, slaughtering thousands. Can the Spider unmask the mastermind before more lives are lost?

The Pain Emperor: Women are scarred by tainted cosmetics and families are poisoned at their dinner tables. Only Richard Wentworth can stop the deadly carnage and end the insidious plots.  
Omnibus, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1934 / 1935)  
Sanctum Books - 2014 - ISBN: 1608771601 / 9781608771608  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031922 $14.95
Stross, Charles  
Laundry Files #5: The Rhesus Chart
As a newly appointed junior manager within the Laundry - the clandestine organization responsible for protecting Britain against supernatural threats - Bob Howard is expected to show some initiative. But shining a light on things best left in the shadows is the last thing he wants to do, especially when those shadows hide an occult parasite spreading a deadly virus whose symptoms are superior strength and speed, an uncanny talent for mind control, an extreme allergic reaction to sunlight, and an unquenchable thirst for blood.  
Novel, 372 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425256561 / 9780425256565  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New030767 $7.99
Thayer, Steve  
Ithaca Falls
John Alden, claiming to be from the 21st century, tells a stunned gathering of academics at Cornell University of thing to come: financial panic, economic depression, a second world war, and, most importantly, an attempt to alter the course of history by assassinating Franklin Roosevelt.  
Novel, 335 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Conquill - 2015 - ISBN: 0990846113 / 9780990846116  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031403 $15.00
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
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
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  
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
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 $18.99
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 $17.99
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
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
Wrede, Patricia C. / Dean, Pamela  
Points of Departure
Eleven fantasy stories (nine reprints, two originals) set in the city of Liavek, on the southern shore of the Sea of Luck. A god is trapped in the body of a squirrel, a play has the potential to incite a riot and change a nation, and a family is coming apart at the seams - and going to enormous lengths to stitch itself back together.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Rikiki and the Wizard: A S'Rian Folktale
    Liavek, year 3317
  • Ancient Curses
  • The Green Cat
    Liavek, year 3318
  • Of Fish and Fools
  • Two Houses in Saltigos
    Liavek, year 3319
  • Paint the Meadows with Delight
  • Shards
    Liavek, year 3320
  • The Last Part of the Tragical History of Acrilat
  • Mad God
    Liavek, Festival Week, 3320-21
  • A Necessary End
  • The Levar's Night Out
 
Collection, 362 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Diversion - 2015 - ISBN: 1626815550 / 9781626815551  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031869 $17.95
Yancey, Rick  
Will Henry #3: The Isle of Blood
Ages 14 and up. Dr. Warthrop and his new assistant Arkwright go hunting for 'the Holy Grail of Monstrumology', leaving Will in New York to enjoy normal life with a real family. But when Arkwright returns, claiming the doctor is dead, Will is not convinced. His search for the truth takes him to Socotra, where human beings are used to make nests and blood rains from the sky.  
Novel, 538 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Saga - 2015 - ISBN: 1481425501 / 9781481425506  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031502 $8.99
Yancey, Rick  
Will Henry #4: The Final Descent
Ages 14 and up. When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will's loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his fourteen-year-old apprentice's devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career - and he must face it alone.  
Novel, 310 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Saga - 2015 - ISBN: 148142551X / 9781481425513  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031503 $7.99
Zimm, John (editor)  
Blue Men and River Monsters
Stories, legends, songs, and traditional knowledge of Wisconsin's Norwegian and Swiss immigrants, Native American elders and storytellers, and homesteaders and pioneers, collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Program.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Michael Edmonds
  • Preface
    Myths and Legends
  • Elves, Bluemen, and Other Mythical Creatures
  • Ghosts
  • Witches, Wizards, and the Spells They Cast
  • Medicine Men and Supernatural Cures
  • Animal Stories
  • Prophecies, Dreams, and Supernatural Gifts
    Local History
  • Notable Places and People
  • Pioneers and Homesteaders
  • Town and Village STories
  • Mayhem and Adventure
  • Circus Tales
  • Lumberjack Lore
  • Characters
    Daily Life and Customs
  • Daily Life
  • Food and Festivals
  • Land and law
  • Marriage and Family
  • Index
 
Anthology, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Wisconsin Historical Society - 2014 - ISBN: 0870206702 / 9780870206702  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031315 $21.95


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