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Uncle Hugo's Newsletter 112
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Black, Holly  
Curse Workers #3: Black Heart
Ages 14 and up. Cassel's mother is on the lam, the girl he loves is about to join the Mob, and new secrets are coming to light. When the Feds ask him to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what's a con and what's truth - and make his biggest gamble yet.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2012 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
 
Novel, 296 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Saga - 2015 - ISBN: 1481444557 / 9781481444552  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032141 $9.99
Black, Holly  
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Ages 12 and up. Humans and fae exist side by side in Fairfold, the faeries' seemingly harmless magic attracting tourists. But Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and how to stop them. Or she did, once. There is a glass coffin in the woods. In it sleeps a boy with horns on his head. Until one day he wakes up. As the world turns upside down and a hero is needed to save them all, Hazel tries to remember her years spent pretending to be a knight.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
 
Novel, 324 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Little, Brown - 2016 - ISBN: 031621308X / 9780316213080  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032515 $10.99
Blake, Deborah  
Baba Yaga #3: Wickedly Powerful
Determined to discover who is setting magical fires in Wyoming's Black Hills, Baba Yaga Bella Young begins working with former firefighter Sam Corbett - and falling hard for his quiet strength and charm.  
Novel, 280 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley Sensation - 2016 - ISBN: 1101987448 / 9781101987445  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033338 $7.99
Bly, Robert W.  
Freak Show of the Gods and Other Stories of the Bizarre
Thirty-three very short sf stories.
    Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Van Helsing's Last Stand
  • A Boy and His Dad
  • The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln XL-3000
  • The Rubber Band Man
  • Highways
  • If Looks Could Kill
  • Insomnia
  • Early Retirement
  • Tax Time
  • The Unbearable Likeness of Bean
  • Einstein's Boy
  • Freak Show of the Gods
  • Rocket Man
  • The Lottery of Forever
  • The Techno-God's Daughter
  • 26 Weeks
  • The Case of the Monkey's Mask
  • Ladies' Night at the Blood Club
  • Fishboy
  • Never Look Back
  • Can You Hear Me?
  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  • Cooperman's Pond
  • Chimney Sweep
  • The End Effect of Global Warming
  • A Toy for Young Prince Caesar
  • Some Abigail of His Own
  • The Huntsman
  • Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
  • The Civilized Man
  • Shadetree, Prince of Darkness
  • And All the Sky a Sheet of Glass
  • The Priest and the Pig
 
Collection, 261 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Quill Driver - 2016 - ISBN: 1610352637 / 9781610352635  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033300 $16.95
Bova, Ben  
The Best of Bova Volume 1
Stories of star-faring adventure, of virtual worlds and alternate realities, and of humanity's future on Earth, throughout the solar system, and beyond.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • The Long Way Back
  • Inspiration
  • Vince's Dragon
  • The Last Decision
  • Fitting Suits
  • A Small Kindness
  • Born Again
  • Blood of Tyrants
  • Bushido
  • Sam Gunn
  • Amorality Tale
  • A Country for Old Men
  • Priorities
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • To Touch a Star
  • Risk Assessment
  • Men of Good Will
  • Foeman, Where Do You Flee?
  • Old Timer's Game
  • The Man Who Hated Gravity
  • Zero Gee
  • Test in Orbit
  • Fifteen Miles
  • A Slight Miscalculation
 
Collection, 412 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781214 / 9781476781211  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033862 $16.00
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
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, 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  
Humanity's Fire #4: 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
Counter, Ben  
Warhammer 40,000: Daemon World
On the daemon world of Torvendis, the arrival of a mysterious stranger threatens to upset the balance of power, precipitating a bloody revolution.  
Novel, 346 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2003)  
Black Library - 2015 - ISBN: 1784960128 / 9781784960124  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032184 $14.00
Cox, Greg  
Star Trek: Child of Two Worlds
When a deadly outbreak of Rigelian fever threatens Captain Pike's crew, Dr. Boyce comes up with an experimental treatment - but it requires a rare mineral available only at an alien colony near the Klingon border. But borders are somewhat blurry in this part of the galaxy, and Pike will need to tread carefully.  
Novel, 358 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2015 - ISBN: 147678325X / 9781476783253  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032136 $7.99
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


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