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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
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
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
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
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
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
Clegg, Brian  
Ten Billion Tomorrows
A look at how science fiction technology became reality, and how it shapes the future.  
Nonfiction, 307 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's - 2015 - ISBN: 125005785X / 9781250057853  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032550 $27.99
Cobley, Michael  
Brannan Pyke #1: Ancestral Machines
Three hundred worlds orbit a single artificial star, three hundred battlefields where different species vie. It is a cage where war is a game, and all must bend the knee to the Lords of Permutation and the ancient sentient weapons with which they have merged. Trapped in this crucible of death, Brannan Pyke, captain and smuggler, must fight his way to freedom.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 446 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 031622118X / 9780316221184  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New028513 $15.99
Cornell, Paul  
Lychford #1: Witches of Lychford
Some villagers welcome a supermarket on Lychford's border, some object to the project. Local crank Judith Mawson knows the truth - Lychford lies on the boundary between two worlds, and the project will open gateways for malevolent beings. But if her voice is to be heard, she's going to need the help of some unlikely allies.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Award for Best Novella
 
Novella, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765385236 / 9780765385239  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033212 $12.99
Davis, Hank (editor)  
Worst Contact
Twenty-one stories (twenty reprints, one original) of alien contact gone wrong
    Contents
  • From First to Worst (introduction) == Hank Davis
  • Puppet Show == Fredric Brown
  • Contact! == David Drake
  • The Flat-Eyed Monster == William Tenn
  • The Power == Murray Leinster
  • Early Model == Robert Sheckley
  • Her Sister's Keeper == Sarah A. Hoyt
  • Plaything == Larry Niven
  • Random Sample == T.P. Caravan
  • No Love in All of Dwingeloo == Tony Daniel
  • First Contact, Sort Of == Karen Haber and Carol Carr
  • Fortitude == David Brin
  • They're Made Out of Meat == Terry Bisson
  • Alien Stones == Gene Wolfe
  • Pictures Don't Lie == Katherine MacLean
  • Backwardness == Poul Anderson
  • Dodger Fan == Will Stanton
  • No Shoulder to Cry On == Hank Davis
  • Hornets' Nest == Lloyd Biggle Jr.
  • Protected Species == H.B. Fyfe
  • The Cage == A. Bertram Chandler
  • Shadow World == Clifford D. Simak
 
Anthology, 362 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476780986 / 9781476780986  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032151 $14.00
Dietz, William C.  
Legion of the Damned Prequel #3: Andromeda's War
Targeted for death by the Empress, Andromeda's uncle has been killed in a government raid back on Earth, leaving her as the last Carletto standing, the family's only hope for justice. Her chance comes when Empress Ophelia's ship crashes on a hostile planet and Andromeda is assigned to head up the rescue mission.  
Novel, 356 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425272745 / 9780425272749  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032342 $7.99
Dietz, William C.  
Mutant Files #3: Graveyard
2065: When the Aztec Empire attacks California with a mutant army, LAPD detective Cassandra Lee finds herself caught in the middle of a war. She needs to keep the city safe while unearthing the shady mayor's political secrets.  
Novel, 298 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425273350 / 9780425273357  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033341 $7.99
Drake, David  
Dinosaurs and a Dirigible
Reprints five short works of time travel fiction.
    Contents
  • A Look Into the Past (introduction)
  • King Tyrant Lizard
  • Calibration Run
  • Time Safari
  • Boundary Layer
  • Travellers
 
Collection, 401 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 Trade PB  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 1476781052 / 9781476781051  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032167 $7.99
Duane, Diane  
Young Wizards #10: Games Wizards Play
Ages 12 and up. It's time for the Invitational, where the planet's sharpest young wizards show off their best spells. Nita and Kit have been drafted to mentor Penn Shao-Feng, who has a dangerous new take on managing solar weather. And Dairine is mentoring Mehrnaz Farrahi, who specializes in defusing earthquakes, but is struggling with a toxic family bent on using her to further their own agendas. When both candidates make it to the finals, they and their mentors are flung into a final conflict that could change the solar system for the better - or damage Earth beyond wizardly repair.  
Novel, 620 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2016 - ISBN: 054741806X / 9780547418063  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033936 $17.99
Duncan, Rod  
Gas-Lit Empire #3: The Custodian of Marvels
Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try to steal from the feared International Patent Office in London. Hidden in its vaults lie secrets that could shake the Empire. All that stands in her way are the agents of the Patent Office, a duke's private army, and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels.  
Novel, 362 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2016 - ISBN: 0857665022 / 9780857665027  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033786 $7.99
Ellison, Harlan (writer) / Steacy, Ken (artist)  
Night and the Enemy
Full color. Five Earth-Kyba stories by Ellison, adapted and fully illustrated by Steacy, telling the tale of Earth's war with an alien race. Plus short story 'The Few, the Proud', and six new pages of artwork.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus (reprints the 1987 edition with some additional material)  
Dover - 2015 - ISBN: 0486799611 / 9780486799612  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033897 $12.95
Espinosa, Rod  
Courageous Princess #3: The Dragon Queen
Ages 10 and up. Full color. The Dragon Queen plans to wage war on the Hundred Kingdoms, and has taken Princess Mabelrose captive. Mabelrose will need all her skills to gain her freedom, prevent the war, and rescue her father and friends from the Queen's prison in the Unremembered Lands.  
Graphic Novel, 190 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Dark Horse - 2015 - ISBN: 1616557249 / 9781616557249  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New033204 $19.99
Feehan, Christine  
People #8: Wild Cat
Siena had no idea of her Leopard bloodline, until a plot left her grandfather dead and Siena vulnerable to a killer. Among her grandfather's shady inner circle, there is only one man she can trust: sensual, hot-tempered Elijah.  
Novel, 395 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jove - 2015 - ISBN: 0515156094 / 9780515156096  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032352 $7.99
Flint, Eric / Huff, Gorg / Goodlett, Paula  
Ring of Fire: 1636: The Viennese Waltz
The members of the Barbie Consortium aren't little girls anymore - they gave up playing with dolls when they sold them and started an investment consortium that did quite well. Now they're hitting Vienna, in several different ways. The Viennese have no idea what's about to happen. Neither do the girls, but they're determined it will happen their way.  
Novel, 525 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Baen - 2015 - ISBN: 147678101X / 9781476781013  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032166 $7.99
Flint, Eric / Spoor, Ryk E.  
Boundary: Castaway #1: Castaway Planet
Half a year into their journey to the colony world of Tantalus, Sakura Kimei, her family, and her best friend, the alien nicknamed Whips, were torn from the safety of their colony ship. In a crippled lifeboat, they had one chance to find a habitable world. But they will find that their apparent salvation is a world of a thousand secrets.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 364 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781346 / 9781476781341  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033865 $7.99
Foglio, Phil & Kaja  
Girl Genius Novel #3: Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle
Returning to Mechanicsburg, Agatha must convince the AI that animates her family's castle that she is, in fact, the new Heterodyne. Her task is complicated by the appearance of an impostor claiming to be the legitimate heir - and by the fact that the castle is insane.  
Novel, 485 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 1597808334 / 9781597808330  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033909 $15.99
Gaiman, Neil - of interest: Campbell, Hayley  
The Art of Neil Gaiman
An illustrated look at the artistic inspirations and musings of the best-selling author, based on unprecedented access to his personal notebooks and early work.  
Nonfiction, 319 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Harper Design - 2015 - ISBN: 0062432958 / 9780062432957  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032694 $19.99


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