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


 
 
Kurtz, Katherine  
Childe Morgan #3: The King's Deryni
Now eighteen, Brion Haldane has ascended to the throne, and seven-year-old Alaric Morgan has come to court to stand alongside him as his Deryni. Through the coming years, both will grow to manhood and come to realize their destinies.  
Novel, 547 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Ace - 2015 - ISBN: 0425276694 / 9780425276693  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032343 $8.99
Lackey, Mercedes (editor)  
Valdemar: Crucible
Original stories set in Lackey's Valdemar universe.
    Contents
  • Feathers in Need == Jennifer Brozek
  • The Highjorune Masque == Stephanie D. Shaver
  • Lost Song == Dylan Birtolo
  • Unresolved Consequences == Elizabeth A. Vaughan
  • Gifts of Rage and Despair == Ron Collins
  • A Bellowing of Bullfinches == Elisabeth Waters
  • She Chooses == Michele Lang
  • The Harvest == Kristin Schwengel
  • Before a River Runs Through It == Fiona Patton
  • Hertasi and Wyrsa and Magpies, Oh My! == Louisa Swann
  • A Fire in the Grass == Michael Z. Williamson and Jessica Schlenker
  • Never Alone == Dayle A. Dermatis
  • Down the Line == Brigid Collins
  • Ghosts of the Past == Angela Penrose
  • The Quiet Gift == Anthea Sharp
  • Healing Home == Kerrie L. Hughes
  • The Note == Phaedra Weldon
  • Vexed Vixen == Mercedes Lackey
 
Anthology, 336 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2015 - ISBN: 0756409020 / 9780756409029  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032350 $7.99
Landers, Melissa  
Alienated #2: Invaded
Ages 12 and up. While her L'eihr boyfriend Aelyx is back on Earth, working to repair the alliance between their planets, Cara is appointed human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L'eihr. But with L'eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she can ever be happy on this planet.  
Novel, 356 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Hyperion - 2016 - ISBN: 1423185269 / 9781423185260  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032516 $9.99
LaValle, Victor  
The Ballad of Black Tom
Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eyes of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult page to a sorceress in Queens, he opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2017 British Fantasy Award for Best Novella
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella
♦  Finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Long Fiction
 
Novella, 149 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765387867 / 9780765387868  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033645 $12.99
Leicht, Martin / Neal, Isla  
Ever-Expanding Universe #1: Mothership
Ages 14 and up. 2074: While attending a school for pregnant teens aboard an Earth-orbiting spaceship, sixteen-year-old Elvie finds herself in the middle of an alien race war - and makes a startling discovery about her pregnancy.  
Novel, 308 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2012 HC  
Saga - 2016 - ISBN: 1481442864 / 9781481442862  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033877 $7.99
Link, Kelly  
Get in Trouble
Nine fantastical tales of hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, superheroes, the Pyramids, and more.
    Contents
  • The Summer People
  • I Can See Right Through You
  • Secret Identity
  • Valley of the Girls
  • Origin Story
  • The Lesson
  • The New Boyfriend
  • Two Houses
  • Light


Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
♦  Finalist for the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
 
Collection, 333 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Random House - 2016 - ISBN: 0812986490 / 9780812986495  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033770 $16.00
Liu, Cixin  
Remembrance of Earth's Past #1: The Three-Body Problem
China, during the Cultural Revolution: A secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and makes plans to invade Earth. On Earth, different camps start forming, planning either to welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Prometheus Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award
 
Novel, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765382032 / 9780765382030  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033655 $15.99
MacAlister, Katie  
Dragon Fall #2: Dragon Storm
Constantine has an opportunity to save dragonkin. All he has to do is break into a demon's dungeon, steal an ancient artifact, and reverse a deadly curse. The plan certainly does not involve rescuing a woman.  
Novel, 303 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Hachette Forever - 2015 - ISBN: 1455559237 / 9781455559237  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032430 $7.99
Mamatas, Nick  
The Last Weekend
There aren't many sane humans left in San Francisco, but Billy has found his vocation trepanning reanimated corpses, peddling his only published sf story, and drinking. Then he discovers both his girlfriends are homicidal revolutionaries and collides with a gang of Berkeley scientists gone berserker. And when the Big One shakes the city to its core, the crumbled remains of City Hall can no longer hide the awful secret lurking deep in the basement. Can Billy unearth the truth behind the demise of the US and the city's survival? And will he destroy what's left of it in the process?  
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 1597808423 / 9781597808422  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033906 $15.99
Mansbach, Adam  
Jess Galvan #2: The Devil's Bag Man
With his mind and body inhabited by the soul of Cucuy, Galvan's every moment is a battle to keep the priest turned crime kingpin at bay. Can he find a way to exorcise his inner demon and save the world from annihilation?  
Novel, 365 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper Voyager - 2016 - ISBN: 0062199692 / 9780062199690  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033535 $7.99
Maresca, Marshall Ryan  
Maradaine #2: The Alchemy of Chaos
It's exam week at the University of Maradaine, and magic student Veranix has no spare time - his academic career is riding on his results. But when a series of pranks on campus grows deadly, it's clear someone has a grudge against the school, and Veranix may be the only one who can stop them.  
Novel, 389 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2016 - ISBN: 0756411696 / 9780756411695  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033346 $7.99
Matronic, Ana  
Robot Universe
Performer, visual artist, and lifelong robot fan Ana Matronic looks at legendary automatons and androids from ancient history to the distant future. Full color throughout.  
Nonfiction, 224 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Sterling - 2015 - ISBN: 1454918217 / 9781454918219  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New033889 $19.95
McClellan, Brian  
Powder Mage #3: The Autumn Republic
The capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. Field Marshal Tamas' son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away. With the Kez bearing down upon them, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son. And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 577 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316219118 / 9780316219112  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032458 $15.99
McDougall, Sophia  
Alice Dare #1: Mars Evacuees
Ages 8 and up. On Earth, the war with the invading aliens is not going well, and the ice caps are expanding. A select group of kids, including twelve-year-old Alice Dare, are being evacuated to Mars. When the adults disappear, the kids must face down an alien named Thsaaa, and Alice and her friends must save the galaxy.  
Novel, 404 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 0062294008 / 9780062294005  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033610 $7.99
McGuire, Seanan (aka Grant, Mira)  
Indexing #2: Reflections
The struggle against not-so-charming storybook narratives isn't the only thing complicating Henry's life: she's dealing with her unwanted status as a Snow White, a potentially dangerous Pied Piper, and a troublesome wicked stepsister. But when a twisted, vicious Cinderella breaks out of prison and wreaks havoc, things go from disenchanted to deadly.  
Novel, 325 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
47North - 2015 - ISBN: 1503947742 / 9781503947740  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033893 $14.95
McKillip, Patricia A.  
Kingfisher
Pierce has been hidden away by his sorceress mother, until the day she tells him the truth about about their past in Severluna. As Pierce journeys to Severluna, he learns that things are changing there. Ancient magic is on the rise. The immensely powerful artifact of an ancient god has come to light, and the king is gathering his knights to quest for it.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2017 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
 
Novel, 346 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425271765 / 9780425271766  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033458 $27.00
McLean, Peter  
Burned Man #1: Drake
Forced to carry out one more hit to clear his gambling debt to a demon, Don Drake unwittingly kills an innocent child and brings the Furies down upon himself. Rescued by Trixie, an almost-fallen angel, Don must foil Lucifer's plan to complete Trixie's fall, and keep an imprisoned archdemon from breaking free and wreaking havoc.  
Novel, 314 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2016 - ISBN: 0857665111 / 9780857665119  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033783 $7.99
Messinger, Holly  
The Curse of Jacob Tracy
St. Louis, 1880: Ever since he nearly died on the battlefield at Antietam, Trace can see ghosts. When a wealthy English woman hires him to retrieve a legacy from a nearby town, the errand proves far more sinister than advertised.  
Novel, 308 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's - 2015 - ISBN: 1250038987 / 9781250038982  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New027067 $25.99
Moorcock, Michael  
Sanctuary of the White Friars #1: The Whispering Swarm
A tale, both fantastical and autobiographical, that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London in the years after World War II.  
Novel, 480 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2015 - ISBN: 0765324806 / 9780765324801  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032593 $17.99
Moorcock, Michael - of interest: Gardiner, Jeff  
The Law of Chaos: The Multiverse of Michael Moorcock
A reader's guide to the life and achievements of Michael Moorcock, from his early fantasies to his later philosophical novels.  
Nonfiction, 169 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Headpress - 2015 - ISBN: 190939419X / 9781909394193  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033131 $19.95
Mosley, Walter  
Inside a Silver Box
Two people brought together by a horrific act work to protect humanity from destruction by the Laz, an alien race bent on regaining control of the Silver Box, the most powerful and destructive tool in the universe. The Silver Box will stop at nothing to prevent its former master from returning to being, even if it means finishing Earth itself.  
Novel, 300 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765375222 / 9780765375223  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033656 $15.99
Munroe, Randall  
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Have you ever tried to read up on something, only to find yourself faced with incomprehensible terminology? What if you had something that could clearly explain it using simple words? Using line drawings and common words, Munroe (creator of webcomic xkcd) provides simple explanations for some of the world's most interesting things, explaining where they come from, how they work, what they look like if you open them up, and more.

Recommended by Elizabeth: Does what the title says, delightfully!  
Nonfiction, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2015 - ISBN: 0544668251 / 9780544668256  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033043 $24.95
Muslim, Kristine Ong  
Age of Blight
What if the end of humanity is not caused by some cataclysmic event, but by the nature of humans themselves? These sf stories explore a kind of post-future - in which humanity is finally abandoned to the end of its history - as well as the nature of dystopia itself.
    Contents
  • A Note on the Places in This Book
    I. Animals
  • Leviathan
  • The Wire Mother
  • The Ghost of Laika Encounters a Satellite
    II. Children
  • No Little Bobos
  • The Playground
  • Those Almost Perfect Hands
  • Jude & the Moonman
  • Dominic & Dominic
    III. Instead of Humans
  • There's No Relief as wondrous as Seeing Yourself Intact
  • Pet
  • Zombie Sister
  • Beautiful Curse
    IV. The Age of Blight
  • Day of the Builders
  • The Quarantine Tank
  • The First Ocean
  • History of the World
  • Acknowledgements
 
Collection, 105 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Unnamed - 2016 - ISBN: 1939419565 / 9781939419569  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033911 $14.00
Neill, Chloe  
Chicagoland Vampires #07: House Rules
Vampires across the city are going missing without a trace. The tide is turning against the vampire houses, and only Merit and her friends can stand in the way.  
Novel, 330 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 Trade PB  
Roc - 2016 - ISBN: 0451473221 / 9780451473226  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033331 $7.99
Newman, Kim  
Anno Dracula
1888: Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort the Wallachian prince Count Dracula. His polluted bloodline spreads through London as its citizens increasingly choose to become vampires. In the backstreets of Whitechapel, a killer known as Silver Knife is cutting down vampire girls. The eternally young vampire Genevieve Dieudonne and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club are drawn together as they both hunt the sadistic killer, bringing them ever closer to England's most bloodthirsty ruler yet. Plus annotations and an afterword by the author, as well as an alternate ending (first published in The Mammoth Book of Vampires), excerpts from the film script, essay 'Drac the Ripper', and short story 'Dead Travel Fast'.  
Novel, 494 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2011 Trade PB  
Titan - 2015 - ISBN: 1781167508 / 9781781167502  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New023597 $7.99


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