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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Sawyer, Jamie  
Lazarus War #1: Artefact
Captain Conrad Harris has died hundreds of times, running suicide missions in simulant bodies against an alien menace. When a secret research station deep in alien territory suddenly goes dark, he is chosen to lead the rescue mission - but he hasn't been trained for what he's about to find.  
Novel, 502 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316386375 / 9780316386371  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033274 $9.99
Scherm, Rebecca  
Unbecoming
Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, and resets gems in Paris. She calls herself Julie and says she's from California. In truth, her home is a Tennessee town - where two young men have just been paroled after serving time for a heist that Grace planned.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American
 
Novel, 308 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Penguin - 2015 - ISBN: 0143128310 / 9780143128311  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034027 $16.00
Scholz, Carter  
Gypsy
Includes a new hard sf novella of interstellar adventure, plus three short stories, an interview, and a bibliography.
    Contents
  • Gypsy
  • The Nine Billion Names of God
  • The United States of Impunity
  • Bad Pennies
  • 'Gear. Food. Rocks': Outspoken Interview
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author
 
Collection, 145 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
PM Press - 2015 - ISBN: 1629631183 / 9781629631189  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032905 $13.00
Schumacher, Julie  
Dear Committee Members
Jason Fitger is a professor of creative writing and literature at a small, undistinguished college, endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce letters of recommendations. The results, compiled here, are masterpieces of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies that easily reveal as much (or more) about the writer as about his recommendation subjects.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor
 
Novel, 180 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Anchor - 2015 - ISBN: 0345807332 / 9780345807335  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033984 $14.95
Scott, Cavan  
Sherlock Holmes: The Patchwork Devil
1919: While the world awaits the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson investigate a severed hand. It belongs to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches two years earlier - but it's fresh. The mystery puts Holmes on the trail of a descendant of Victor Frankenstein.  
Novel, 296 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2016 - ISBN: 178329714X / 9781783297146  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034577 $14.95
Scott, R.H.  
Chosen Soldiers
After the missiles tore up Earth, societies crumbled. Slowly, a group of survivors came together, helping each other grow a world worth living in. And then the Others attacked. And so the Academy was formed, where young people could be built into an elite military force.  
Novel, 340 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2016 - ISBN: 0062457217 / 9780062457219  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034426 $6.99
Scull, Luke  
Grim Company #2: Sword of the North
In Dorminia, anyone perceived as a threat has been imprisoned, leaving the White Lady's rule unchallenged. But if Eremul the Halfmage cannot convince the White Lady of the existence of the immortal race known as the Fade, all of humanity will be in danger. Brodar Kayne and Jerek the Wolf continue their odyssey to the High Fangs, only to find themselves caught in a war between a demon horde and their enemy the Shaman. And in Thelassa, Sasha must overcome demons of her own. Because the Fade are coming.  
Novel, 466 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Roc - 2016 - ISBN: 0425264874 / 9780425264874  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033351 $7.99
Sederholm, Carl H. (editor) / Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew (editor)  
The Age of Lovecraft
Analysis of Lovecraft in relation to 21st-century critical theory and culture, delving into troubling aspects in his thoughts and writing.
    Contents
  • Lovecraft Appreciated (foreword) == Ramsey Campbell
  • Acknowledgments
  • Lovecraft Rising (introduction) == Carl H. Sederholm and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
  • 'Ghoulish Dialogues': H.P. Lovecraft's Weird Geographies == James Kneale
  • Lovecraft's Things: Sinister Souvenirs from Other Worlds == Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
  • Hyper-Cacophony: Lovecraft, Speculative Realism, and Sonic Materialism == Isabella van Elferen
  • Prehistories of Posthumanism: Cosmic Indifferentism, Alien Genesis, and Ecology from H.P. Lovecraft to Ridley Scott == Brian Johnson
  • Race, Species, and Others: H.P. Lovecraft and the Animal == Jed Mayer
  • H.P. Lovecraft's Reluctant Sexuality: Abjection and the Monstrous Feminisim in 'The Dunwich Horror' == Carl H. Sederholm
  • H.P. Lovecraft and Real Person Fiction: The Pulp Author as Subcultural Avatar == David Simmons
  • A Polychrome Study: Neil Gaiman's 'A Study in Emerald' and Lovecraft's Literary Afterlives == Jessica George
  • Lovecraft: Suspicion, Pattern Recognition, Paranoia == David Punter
  • Lovecraft's Cosmic Ethos == Patricia MacCormack
  • Lovecraft, Witch Cults, and Philosophers == W. Scott Poole
  • Afterword: Interview with China Miéville == Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
  • Contributors
  • Index
 
Nonfiction, 256 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
University of Minnesota - 2016 - ISBN: 0816699259 / 9780816699254  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034468 $24.95
Seluk, Nick  
Awkward Yeti: Heart and Brain
Full color collection of the popular webcomic, featuring the Awkward Yeti, his pragmatic and responsible brain, and his impulsive heart.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback  
Andrews McMeel - 2015 - ISBN: 1449470890 / 9781449470890  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033528 $12.99
Serong, Jock  
Quota
A small town fisherman has been murdered, and disgraced city lawyer Charlie Jardim is sent to coerce a troubled witness into testifying. But the victim was involved in the illegal abalone trade and the even more illegal drug trade, and witnesses aren't talking.

Awards:
♦  Winner of Australia's 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel
 
Novel, 251 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Text Australia - 2014 - ISBN: 1922147931 / 9781922147936  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033253 $15.95
Siddell, Thomas  
Gunnerkrigg Court #3: Reason
Ages 11 and up. Annie and Kat continue to uncover terrible secrets about the school, while relationships grow and the boundaries of reality are blurred. In the meantime, Coyote begins to show that things in the forest are not quite what they seem.  
Graphic Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2011 HC  
Archaia - 2016 - ISBN: 1608868281 / 9781608868285  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034229 $16.99
Sigurdardóttir, Yrsa  
Thora Gudmundsdottir #5: Someone to Watch Over Me
When Jakob, a man with Down's Syndrome, is convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, a fellow inmate at the secure psychiatric unit hires Thora to prove Jakob innocent.  
Novel, 328 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250080975 / 9781250080974  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033707 $15.99
Silva, Daniel  
Gabriel Allon #15: The English Spy
An iconic member of the British Royal Family is killed when a bomb explodes on her holiday yacht; British intelligence turns to legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon to track down her killer.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2016 Steel Dagger (best thriller)
 
Novel, 524 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 0062320149 / 9780062320148  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033594 $9.99
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #23: Signed, Picpus (alternate titles: To Any Lengths / Maigret and the Fortuneteller)
When a fortuneteller is found murdered in her apartment, Maigret must find out not only who committed the crime, but why it was predicted in a note found earlier.  
Novel, 165 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1944)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0241188466 / 9780241188460  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033524 $12.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #24: Inspector Cadaver (alternate title: Maigret's Rival)
When a friend's brother-in-law is accused of murder, Maigret heads to the small French town to help. He must face an old enemy, a former cop who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct Maigret's investigation.  
Novel, 169 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1944)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0241188474 / 9780241188477  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033525 $12.00
Simenon, Georges  
Maigret #25: Felicie (alternate title: Maigret and the Toy Village)
As he investigates an old sailor's murder, Maigret matches wits with Felicie, an adversary as skilled in innuendo and evasion as Maigret is in deduction.  
Novel, 152 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (new translation of a novel originally published in 1944)  
Penguin - 2016 - ISBN: 0241188660 / 9780241188668  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033526 $12.00
Slaughter, Karin  
Pretty Girls
Years ago, Claire and Lydia's young sister Julia vanished. The two have not spoken since. Now Claire's husband has been murdered. What could connect the two tragedies? Forming a wary truce, Claire and Lydia look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family - and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 573 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062429078 / 9780062429070  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034399 $9.99
Smith, Clark Ashton  
Collected Fantasies #3: A Vintage from Atlantis
Third of five volumes collecting all of his tales of fantasy, horror, and sf in chronological order.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Michael Dirda
  • A Note on the Texts
  • The Holiness of Azédarac
  • The Maker of Gargoyles
  • Beyond the Singing Flame
  • Seedling of Mars
  • The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis
  • The Eternal World
  • The Demon of the Flower
  • The Nameless Offspring
  • A Vintage from Atlantis
  • The Weird of Avoosl Wuthoqquan
  • The Invisible City
  • The Immortals of Mercury
  • The Empire of the Necromancers
  • The Seed from the Sepulcher
  • The Second Interment
  • Ubbo-Sathla
  • The Double Shadow
  • The Plutonian Drug
  • The Supernumerary Corpse
  • The Colossus of Ylourgne
  • The God of the Asteroid
  • Story Notes
  • The Flower-Devil
  • Bibliography
 
Collection, 336 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2007 HC  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 1597808512 / 9781597808514  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034266 $17.99
Smith, Karen Rose  
Caprice De Luca #5: Silence of the Lamps
When a rival caterer is bludgeoned to death with an antique lamp, Nikki is the #1 suspect. Can Caprice clear her sister's name? Includes recipes.  
Novel, 322 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Kensington - 2016 - ISBN: 1617737720 / 9781617737725  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034606 $7.99
Smith, Lachlan  
Leo Maxwell #3: Fox Is Framed
After a judge orders a new trial for Lawrence Maxwell, a prison snitch turns up dead, and Lawrence is the only suspect. Leo teams up with Nina Schuyler to defend Lawrence against murder charges old and new.  
Novel, 244 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Mysterious Press - 2016 - ISBN: 0802125042 / 9780802125040  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034291 $15.00
Sparks, Joel  
Call of Catthulhu #1: The Nekonomikon (The Book of Cats)
Welcome to the real world, in which human civilization exists for the comfort of cats, in which incredibly powerful ancient spirits vie for control of reality, and only brave and clever felines have the wit and wherewithal to oppose grim mystic cabals. Players take on the role of ordinary-seeming house cats who must thwart vast cosmic conspiracies without the humans ever suspecting a thing. This first volume contains everything needed to play the game: how to make up cat characters, how to use Cat Dice to meet Challenges, how to Scrap with other critters, how to use Treats to get a little edge in play, and more.  
Game Manual, 39 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
2014 - ISBN: 1987916018 / 9781987916010  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033749 $10.00
Sparks, Joel  
Call of Catthulhu #2: Unaussprechlichen Katzen (The Cat Herder's Guide)
A wealth of information for gameplay, including: gods, cults and rituals; monstrous foes; the thumb war; and more.  
Game Manual, Trade Paperback  
ISBN: 1987916026 / 9781987916027  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033750 $12.95
Sparks, Joel et al  
Call of Catthulhu #3: Worlds of Catthulhu: Nine New Settings for Endless Catventure
Nine new settings for roleplay as clever cats, including fantasy, sf, steampunk, western, and more.  
Game Manual, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
2015 - ISBN: 1987916093 / 9781987916096  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033751 $12.95
Spoor, Ryk E.  
Balanced Sword #3: Phoenix Ascendant
Phoenix and her companions take on the King of All Hells in a final showdown, with the fates of worlds hanging in the balance.  
Novel, 335 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 147678129X / 9781476781297  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034146 $16.00
Stanton, Steve  
Freenet
In the far future, information is currency and the truth belongs to whoever has the greatest bandwidth. A crash lands Simara Ying in a cave-dwelling culture, with no social network for support, and yanks her rescuer, Zen Valda, into a new universe of complications he can scarcely grasp and an infinite network of data he never knew existed.  
Novel, 263 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
ECW - 2016 - ISBN: 1770412298 / 9781770412293  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034262 $14.95


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