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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Bova, Ben (editor) / Choi, Eric (editor)  
Carbide Tipped Pens
Seventeen hard sf stories (sixteen originals, one reprint).
    Contents
  • Preface
  • The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever == Daniel H. Wilson
  • A Slow Unfurling of Truth == Aliette de Bodard
  • Thunderwell == Doug Beason
  • The Circle == Liu Cixin
  • Old Timer's Game == Ben Bova
  • The Snows of Yesteryear == Jean-Louis Trudel
  • Skin Deep == Leah Petersen and Gabrielle Harbowy
  • Lady with Fox == Gregory Benford
  • Habilis == Howard Hendrix
  • The Play's the Thing == Jack McDevitt
  • Every Hill Ends with Sky == Robert Reed
  • She Just Looks That Way == Eric Choi
  • SIREN of Titan == David DeGraff
  • The Yoke of Inauspicious Stars == Kate Story
  • Ambiguous Nature == Carl Frederick
  • The Mandelbrot Bet == Dirk Strasser
  • Recollection == Nancy Fulda
  • About the Contributors
 
Anthology, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765334313 / 9780765334312  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033648 $17.99
Bradley, Alan  
Flavia de Luce #7: As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
Plus bonus Flavia story 'The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse'. After a charred and mummified body tumbles out of a chimney at her boarding school in Canada, amid rumors that the school is haunted, and that several girls have disappeared without a trace, aspiring chemist and sleuth Flavia de Luce goes on the hunt for the victim's identity and time of death, as well as suspects, motives, and means.  
Novel, 423 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Bantam - 2016 - ISBN: 034553994X / 9780345539946  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033813 $15.00
Brennan, Marie  
Lady Trent #3: Voyage of the Basilisk
Accompanied by her young son and a chivalrous foreign archaeologist, Isabella embarks on a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. In her pursuit of scientific discoveries, she must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare.  
Novel, 348 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765375095 / 9780765375094  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033659 $15.99
Brett, Peter V.  
Demon Cycle #4: The Skull Throne
The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty, and the struggle to claim it threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart. In the south, Inevera must find a way to keep her sons from killing one another and plunging their people into civil war. In the north, Leesha Paper and Rojer Inn struggle to forge an alliance between Angiers and Miln against the Krasians before it is too late. Caught in the crossfire is the rich and unprotected duchy of Lakton. All the while, the corelings have been growing stronger, and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them. Only Renna Bales may know more about the fate of the missing men, but she, too, has disappeared.  
Novel, 655 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Del Rey - 2016 - ISBN: 0345531493 / 9780345531490  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033785 $8.99
Briggs, J.C.  
Dickens & Jones #2: Death at Hungerford Stairs
London, 1849: The search for a missing boy puts novelist Charles Dickens and Superintendent Jones of Bow Street on the trail of a killer responsible for the deaths of several children.  
Novel, 285 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Mystery Press - 2015 - ISBN: 0750964170 / 9780750964173  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032942 $16.95
Briggs, Patricia  
Alpha & Omega #4: Dead Heat
On a trip to Arizona to buy Anna a horse for her birthday, Charles and Anna discover that a dangerous Fae is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacra - the Fae's cold war with humanity is about to heat up.  
Novel, 305 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425256286 / 9780425256282  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033342 $7.99
Britt, Ryan  
Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths
A meditation on everything geek, explaining why monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, how Dracula's sartorial style makes him the first hipster, and much more.  
Nonfiction, 205 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Plume - 2015 - ISBN: 0147517575 / 9780147517579  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032241 $16.00
Brozek, Jennifer (editor) / Schmidt, Bryan Thomas (editor)  
Shattered Shields
Seventeen original military fantasy stories.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
  • Ashes and Starlight == David Farland
  • The Fixed Stars == Seanan McGuire
  • The Keeper of Names == Larry Correia
  • The Smaller We Are == John Helfers
  • Invictus == Annie Bellet
  • Rising Above == Sarah A. Hoyt
  • A Cup of Wisdom == Joseph Zieja
  • Words of Power == Wendy N. Wagner
  • Lightweaver in Shadow == Gray Rinehart
  • Hoofsore and Weary == Cat Rambo
  • Vengeance == Robin Wayne Bailey
  • Deadfall == Nancy Fulda
  • Yael of the Strings == John R. Fultz
  • The Gleaners == Dave Gross
  • Bonded Men == James L. Sutter
  • Bone Candy == Glen Cook
  • First Blood == Elizabeth Moon
  • Biographies
 
Anthology, 346 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 Trade PB  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781354 / 9781476781358  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033863 $7.99
Budewitz, Leslie  
Spice Shop #2: Guilty as Cinnamon
After a potential client is found dead, poisoned by dangerously hot ghost chili that Pepper carries in her shop, Pepper finds herself stuck in the middle of a heated police investigation. Includes recipes.  
Novel, 287 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2015 - ISBN: 042527179X / 9780425271797  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032418 $7.99
Bujold, Lois McMaster  
Vorkosigan #02: Barrayar
Signed by the author on the title page. When the Emperor dies, Cordelia's dreams of a quiet life as Lady Vorkosigan are shattered: her husband Aral has become guardian to the infant heir to the imperial throne - and the target of high-tech assassins in a dynastic civil war.

Recommended by Elizabeth  
Novel, 346 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1991)  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781117 / 9781476781112  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032161 $16.00
Bujold, Lois McMaster  
Vorkosigan #15: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
Signed by the author on the title page. Three years after her husband Aral's death, Cordelia Vorkosigan stands ready to spin her life in a new direction. Oliver Jole, Admiral of Sergyar Fleet, finds himself caught up in her plans in ways he'd never imagined, bringing him to an unexpected crossroads in his career. Meanwhile, Miles dispatches himself on a mission of inquiry into a mystery he'd never anticipated - his own mother. Plans, wills, and expectations collide, as the impact of galactic technology on the range of the possible changes all the old rules. And Miles learns that not only is the future not what he expected, neither is the past.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 344 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781222 / 9781476781228  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033861 $27.00
Burke, James Lee  
House of the Rising Sun
Signed by the author on the title page. After a violent encounter that leaves four Mexican soldiers dead, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland escapes Mexico with a stolen artifact, earning the ire of an Austrian arms dealer who places Hack's estranged son Ishmael in the crosshairs of a plot to recapture the prize, believed to be the mythic cup of Christ.  
Novel, 433 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Simon & Schuster - 2015 - ISBN: 1501107100 / 9781501107108  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032188 $27.99
Burke, Zoe  
Annabelle Starkey #2: No Gun Intended
Annabelle arrives in Portland to visit her parents, only to discover that the backpack she has isn't her own. And this one contains a gun linked to a murder. Has she been set up, or was she simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? The Portland PD isn't sure.  
Novel, 203 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand (simultaneous HC)  
Poisoned Pen - 2015 - ISBN: 1464204861 / 9781464204869  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033309 $15.95
Butcher, Jim  
Dresden Files Roleplaying Game Volume 3: The Paranet Papers
Bring the Paranet to your game with this supplement. Includes detailed information on four key locations; rules and settings for navigating the Nevernever; updated magical systems; new and updated creatures; and character updates and new characters.  
Game Manual, 371 pages, Hardcover, (no indication of edition)  
Evil Hat Productions - 2015 - ISBN: 1613171048 / 9781613171042  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New033748 $49.99
Cameron, Marc  
Jericho Quinn #6: Brute Force
In the aftermath of a devastating biological attack on the US, the president is controlled by terrorists, and the vice president is plotting his next move. And special agent Jericho Quinn is running for his life, desperate to clear his name and expose the conspirators in the White House.  
Novel, 423 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pinnacle - 2016 - ISBN: 0786035293 / 9780786035298  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033841 $9.99
Campbell, Rick  
Empire Rising
China has invaded Taiwan and wiped out the US Pacific Fleet. Next it plans to invade Japan. Now National Security Advisor Christine O'Connor, Captain Murray Wilson, and Navy SEAL Jake Harrison have only hours to stop the incursion and prevent an all-out war.  
Novel, 605 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
St. Martin's - 2016 - ISBN: 1250081157 / 9781250081155  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033735 $9.99
Cannell, Dorothy  
Florence Norris #2: Death at Dovecote Hatch
1932: When Kenneth Tenneson is found dead from a fall down the stairs at his home, the coroner's inquest finds accidental death. But housekeeper Florence Norris suspects there may be more to it than that.  
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Severn House - 2015 - ISBN: 1847515924 / 9781847515926  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033011 $17.95
Carmack, Amanda  
Kate Haywood #4: Murder at Whitehall
1559: The Twelve Days of Christmas at Whitehall Palace will be celebrated as a grand affair. But there are those who wish to usher in the New Year by ending Queen Elizabeth's reign. A threatening anonymous letter and a murder leave Kate with two mysteries to unravel and an unsettling number of suspects to consider.  
Novel, 290 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451475690 / 9780451475695  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032428 $7.99
Carriger, Gail  
Custard Protocol #1: Prudence
After unexpectedly receiving a dirigible, Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) floats off to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea - but stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some terribly familiar Scottish werewolves.  
Novel, 357 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316212253 / 9780316212250  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032460 $14.99
Carroll, Jonathan  
Teaching the Dog to Read
Signed and numbered of 1000 copies. Mid-level office drone Tony Areal receives a pair of extravagant gifts, one of them accompanied by the mysterious Alice, who knows more about Tony's dreams and desires than Tony himself. This encounter opens the door to the world behind the world.  
Novella, 90 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Subterranean - 2015 - ISBN: 159606725X / 9781596067257  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New031889 $40.00
Cass, Laurie (aka Alden, Laura)  
Bookmobile Cat #4: Pouncing on Murder
Maple sugar season is Minnie's favorite time of year. When her favorite syrup provider is killed, Minnie must tap all her resources for clues to find the killer.  
Novel, 336 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2015 - ISBN: 0451476549 / 9780451476548  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032427 $7.99
Cattrell, Bailey (aka Cates, Bailey aka McRae, Cricket)  
Enchanted Garden #1: Daisies for Innocence
The Enchanted Garden behind Ellie's perfume shop draws people of all ages with its fragrant flowers and lush greenery, and customers are flocking to her shop. When her shop assistant is murdered in the garden, it's up to Ellie to sniff out a killer.  
Novel, 313 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Obsidian - 2016 - ISBN: 0451476883 / 9780451476883  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033380 $7.99
Charnock, Anne  
Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind
15th-century Italy: Paolo Uccello recognizes his daughter Antonia's artistic talent, and teaches her. She composes a painting of her mother, and inadvertently sparks an enduring mystery. Present day: A businessman brings a copyist and his daughter to China to duplicate a Paolo Uccello painting. 22nd century: A painting, rumored to be the work of Uccello's daughter, is discovered, and an art historian dreams of bringing Antonia Uccello, ignored by history because of her sex, out of obscurity. Stories untold. Secrets uncovered. But maybe some mysteries should remain shrouded.  
Novel, 242 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
47North - 2015 - ISBN: 1503950433 / 9781503950436  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033892 $14.95
Child, Lee - of interest: Beahm, George  
The Jack Reacher Field Manual
An unofficial companion to Lee Child's Reacher novels, including a detailed dossier on Reacher, Reacher's rules of engagement, a drifter's roadmap of the US, a biography of Child, and more.  
Nonfiction, 220 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Smart Pop - 2016 - ISBN: 1941631029 / 9781941631027  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033922 $14.95
Child, Lee - of interest: Martin, Andy  
Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me
Martin shadowed Lee Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to create the Reacher novels. Plus anecdotes about Child's life pre- and post-Reacher.  
Nonfiction, 347 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Bantam - 2015 - ISBN: 1101965452 / 9781101965450  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033795 $25.00


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