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Newsletter 114
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Bosarge, Eric M.  
The Time Train
1930s: When Amos attempts to stop time travelers from kidnapping a girl, he learns that the future is overrun by aliens - and that his future grandson will bring about the invasion by contacting them.  
Novel, 430 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Medallion - 2016 - ISBN: 1942546114 / 9781942546115  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035008 $14.99
Bova, Ben  
Star Quest #1: Death Wave
When Jordan Kell and his team return to Earth, their world has changed almost beyond recognition, and few want to face Kell's bad news. He must convince Earth's rulers that the human race faces extinction unless it acts to forestall the wave of radiation coming from the galaxy's heart.  
Novel, 420 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765379511 / 9780765379511  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034735 $8.99
Bowen, Rhys  
Royal Spyness #09: Malice at the Palace
As companion to Princess Marina of Greece, who is to marry Prince George, Georgie expects to live the high life in supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. Instead, while searching the palace for a ghost, Georgie finds the dead body of one of the prince's mistresses.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery
♦  Winner of the 2016 Bruce Alexander Award for Best Historical Mystery
 
Novel, 278 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Berkley Prime Crime - 2016 - ISBN: 0425260445 / 9780425260449  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035286 $7.99
Brin, David  
Insistence of Vision
Signed by the author on the title page. Twenty-two tales of possible tomorrows, including an original novella set in the Uplift universe.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Vernor Vinge
  • The Heresy of Science Fiction
    What We May Become
  • Insistence of Vision
  • Transition Generation
  • Chrysalis
  • Stones of Significance
  • News from 2035: A Glitch in Medicine Cabinet 3.5
    How We'll Endure (Tales of the Coss Domination)
  • The Logs
  • The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss
  • Eloquent Elepents Pine Away for the Moon's Crystal Forests
    When We Overcome
  • Mars Opposition
  • A Professor at Harvard
  • I Could've Done Better
  • Paris Conquers All
  • A Retrospective by Jules Verne
    Who We'll Meet
  • Fortitude
  • An Ever-Reddening Glow
  • The Diplomacy Guild
  • The Other Side of the Hill
  • Temptation
  • Avalon Probes
  • Six-Word Tales
  • Reality Check
    Why We'll Persevere
  • Waging War with Reality
  • Afterword & Book Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Publication History
 
Collection, 373 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Story Plant - 2016 - ISBN: 1611882214 / 9781611882216  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034686 $13.95
Burton, Miles  
Desmond Merrion #1: The Secret of High Eldersham (alternate title: The Mystery of High Eldersham)
When Scotland Yard dispatches him to a secretive East Anglian village to investigate a murder, DI Young turns to brilliant amateur sleuth Charles Merrion for assistance.  
Novel, 268 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1930)  
Poisoned Pen / British Library - 2016 - ISBN: 1464205833 / 9781464205835  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034877 $12.95
Bushnell, Jeremy P.  
The Insides
Ollie's days practicing street magic are behind her. Now she's a butcher, but she's coming to suspect that another butcher is using a magical knife. Ollie's interest in the knife throws her in the path of a dangerous ex-Marine and his hired psychic, who are determined to get the knife. Now magic is back in Ollie's life, and she's being chased through New York City, with the fabric of space-time tattering around her.  
Novel, 286 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Melville House - 2016 - ISBN: 1612195466 / 9781612195469  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035114 $16.95
Butcher, Jim  
Cinder Spires #1: The Aeronaut's Windlass
Since time immemorial the cinder spires have provided shelter for humanity. But now the Ancient Enemy, who sank the world into a shroud of mists and filled it with monstrous and fantastic creatures, is once again awake. The great powers which once stopped the Enemy are all but gone from the world; now the fate of humanity rests on the loyalty and courage of a single airship's crew.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 751 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Roc - 2016 - ISBN: 0451466810 / 9780451466815  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035154 $9.99
Caldwell, Stella A.  
Fairy World
Full color throughout. Step inside a world of enchantment and mystery to learn about these creatures of myth, legend, and folklore.  
Nonfiction, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Barron's - 2016 - ISBN: 0764168207 / 9780764168208  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034697 $18.99
Cameron, W. Bruce  
Ruddy McCann #1: The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man
Ruddy has a simple life as a repo man and bar bouncer in Kalkaska, Michigan, until a voice in his head introduces itself as Alan Lottner, the dead father of Katie, the girl Ruddy's fallen for. Can a voice in your head demanding you find its murderers be ignored?  
Novel, 374 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765377497 / 9780765377494  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034738 $7.99
Cassady, Nicholas  
Home #1: Home
Joshua Blake is an important man to this universe. His sons are even more important. His duty has been to preserve them at all costs. When the eldest of his twin sons begins to dream of an impossible past, reality starts to unravel. As dreams come to life, all paths point toward Home.  
Novel, 275 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
(no date) - ISBN: 1503181634 / 9781503181632  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034719 $19.95
Chambers, Becky  
Wayfarers #1: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
When introspective young Rosemary Harper joins the crew of a patched-up, aging starship, she's looking forward to exploring the galaxy. Life aboard ship is chaotic,and it's about to get dangerous: they've been offered a job tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
 
Novel, 441 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2016 - ISBN: 0062444131 / 9780062444134  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034361 $16.99
Chernow, Ron  
Alexander Hamilton
Massive biography that was the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical, detailing the personal and political life of the illegitimate immigrant who became one of our founding fathers, playing a pivotal role in defining the shape of the federal government.  
Nonfiction, 818 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2004 HC  
Penguin - 2005 - ISBN: 0143034758 / 9780143034759  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034720 $20.00
Chiang, Ted  
Stories of Your Life and Others
The author's first eight published sf stories, plus story notes.
    Contents
  • Tower of Babylon
  • Understand
  • Division by Zero
  • Story of Your Life
  • Seventy-Two Letters
  • The Evolution of Human Science
  • Hell Is the Absence of God
  • Liking What You See: A Documentary
  • Story Notes
 
Collection, 281 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2002)  
Vintage - 2016 - ISBN: 1101972122 / 9781101972120  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035133 $16.00
Cho, Zen  
Sorcerer Royal #1: Sorcerer to the Crown
Zacharias Wythe - freed slave, proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers - ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England's supply of magic is drying up. He meets a woman with immense power and an unfathomable gift, and sets out on a path which will alter the nature of sorcery.

Awards:
♦  Shortlisted for the 2016 British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel
 
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425283402 / 9780425283400  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035126 $15.00
Clarke, Neil (editor)  
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 1
Thirty-one of the best stories of 2015, selected by the publisher and editor in chief of the Hugo-winning magazine Clarkesworld.
    Contents
  • A State of the Short SF Field in 2015 (introduction) == Neil Clarke
  • Today I Am Paul == Martin L. Shoemaker
  • Calved == Sam J. Miller
  • Three Bodies at Mitanni == Seth Dickinson
  • The Smog Society == Chen Qiufan
  • In Blue Lily's Wake == Aliette de Bodard
  • Hello, Hello == Seanan McGuire
  • Folding Beijing == Hao Jingfang
  • Capitalism in the 22nd Century == Geoff Ryman
  • Hold-Time Violations == John Chu
  • Wild Honey == Paul McAuley
  • So Much Cooking == Naomi Kritzer
  • Bannerless == Carrie Vaughn
  • Another Word for World == Ann Leckie
  • The Cold Inequalities == Yoon Ha Lee
  • Iron Pegasus == Brenda Cooper
  • The Audience == Sean McMullen
  • Empty == Robert Reed
  • Gypsy == Carter Scholz
  • Violation of the TrueNet Security Act == Taiyo Fujii
  • Damage == David D. Levine
  • The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss == David Brin
  • No Placeholder for You, My Love == Nick Wolven
  • Outsider == An Owomoyela
  • The Gods Have Not Died in Vain == Ken Liu
  • Cocoons == Nancy Kress
  • Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World == Caroline M. Yoachim
  • Two-Year Man == Kelly Robson
  • Cat Pictures Please == Naomi Kritzer
  • Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan == Ian McDonald
  • Meshed == Rich Larson
  • A Murmuration == Alastair Reynolds
  • 2015 Recommended Reading List
 
Anthology, 603 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 1597808547 / 9781597808545  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035012 $17.99
Cleeves, Ann  
Shetland #6: Thin Air
When a London visitor disappears and her body turns up in a small loch, detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to investigate. The dead woman claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920s. Is there a secret behind that myth, one someone would kill to protect?  
Novel, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250091071 / 9781250091079  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034828 $17.99
Cogman, Genevieve  
Invisible Library #1: The Invisible Library
Irene is a professional spy for the Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all the different realities. She and her assistant Kai have been sent to an alternate London to retrieve a particularly dangerous book. Problem is, when they arrive, it's already been stolen.  
Novel, 330 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Roc - 2016 - ISBN: 1101988649 / 9781101988640  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035113 $16.00
Coles, Bennett R.  
Virtues of War #1: Virtues of War
The mission to crush a colonial rebellion on the Centauri colony was a success, but left the surviving members of Expeditionary Force 15 scarred physically and emotionally. And the consequences follow them back to Earth, where terrorists seek to exact catastrophic revenge.  
Novel, 509 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 Trade PB  
Titan - 2016 - ISBN: 1783294213 / 9781783294213  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035142 $8.99
Connelly, Michael  
Harry Bosch #14 / Mickey Haller #2: The Brass Verdict
Defense attorney Mickey Haller and detective Harry Bosch team up to catch a Hollywood lawyer's killer.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2009 Anthony Award for Best Novel
♦  Shortlisted for the 2009 UK Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
 
Novel, 547 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2008)  
Grand Central - 2016 - ISBN: 1455567396 / 9781455567393  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034985 $9.99
Connelly, Michael  
Mickey Haller #1: The Lincoln Lawyer
With his latest client, a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for assault, defense attorney Mickey Haller is expecting a nice, long, expensive trial with maximum billable hours. Instead, he finds himself confronted with pure evil and someone who may be truly innocent - and getting justice will mean taking the deadliest risk of all.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2006 Shamus Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2006 Edgar Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2006 Anthony Award for Best Novel
♦  Shortlisted for the 2006 UK Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger (Best Thriller)
 
Novel, 505 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2005)  
Grand Central - 2016 - ISBN: 1455567388 / 9781455567386  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034054 $9.99
Connington, J.J.  
Nordenholt's Millions
When a virulent strain of bacteria transforms healthy fields into barren wastelands, a wealthy financier assumes dictatorial powers to save what remains of Earth's starving population.  
Novel, 241 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1923)  
Dover - 2016 - ISBN: 048680156X / 9780486801568  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035051 $12.95
Correia, Larry / Ringo, John  
Monster Hunter Memoirs #1: Grunge
Signed ONLY by Larry Correia on the title page. 1983: When Chad is killed in the Marine barrack bombing in Beirut, he's offered a choice: go to Heaven, or return to Earth, where the Boss has a mission for him. He chooses the mission, which appears to involve joining a group that protects people from things that go bump in the night. This is the (mostly) true story of the life and times of one of MHI's most effective - and flamboyant - hunters.  
Novel, 307 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781494 / 9781476781495  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035042 $27.00
Cox, Greg  
Star Trek: Legacies #1: Captain to Captain
The return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One brings a secret to light. Now Captain Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began long ago when Robert April was captain.  
Novel, 348 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2016 - ISBN: 150112529X / 9781501125294  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034964 $7.99
d'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin  
d'Aulaire's Book of Norwegian Folktales (original title: East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Twenty-one Norwegian Folk Tales)
Ages 8 and up. Twenty-one classic classic tales of cinderlads, princesses, trolls, and more.  
Collection, 188 pages, Hardcover, Reprint (originally published in 1938)  
University of Minnesota - 2016 - ISBN: 0816699321 / 9780816699322  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035057 $24.95
Davis, Lindsey  
Flavia Albia #3: Deadly Election
Rome, 1st century CE: When a corpse is found in a chest sent to the Falco family auction house, it falls to Albia to find out who, why, and by whom.  
Novel, 309 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250092434 / 9781250092434  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034820 $16.99


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