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Newsletter 114
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Dean, Pamela  
The Dubious Hills
Signed by the author on the title page. Centuries ago, the wizards of the Dubious Hills eliminated war by drastically limiting people's knowledge. Now the finely balanced lives of the residents start to come undone when invading wolves offer dangerous insights. To protect her world, young Arry must search for ways to deal with the wolves' offer.  
Novel, 254 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1994)  
Blaisdell - 2016 - ISBN: 153040908X / 9781530409082  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034674 $16.95
Dean, Pamela  
Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary
Signed by the author on the title page. When a house suddenly appears next door, complete with a darkly handsome boy, young amateur astronomer Gentian and her sisters and friends confront magic moving into their neighborhood.  
Novel, 352 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1998)  
Blaisdell - 2016 - ISBN: 1530011531 / 9781530011537  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034673 $16.95
Dick, Philip K.  
Paycheck and Other Classic Stories
Collects his shorter works written from 1952-1955.  
Collection, 404 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1987)  
Citadel - 2016 - ISBN: 0806537965 / 9780806537962  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035134 $16.00
Divya, S.B.  
Runtime
Rich thrill-seekers with support teams and top of the line augmentations pit themselves against the elements in a day-long race across the Sierra Nevada. Marmeg Guinto doesn't have support, and cobbled her gear together. But the cyborg race is her only chance at a better life for her family, and she's ready to risk it all.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novella
 
Novella / Novelette, 116 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765389797 / 9780765389794  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034998 $11.99
Dolkart, N.S.  
Godserfs #1: Silent Hall
Five refugees search for magic powerful enough to save themselves - and a magician's library - from the wrath of the gods. All they need to do is rescue an imprisoned dragon and unleash a primordial monster on the world. How hard could it be?  
Novel, 522 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2016 - ISBN: 0857665677 / 9780857665676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035145 $7.99
Dozois, Gardner (editor)  
The Year's Best Science Fiction 33rd Annual Collection
Thirty-six of the best stories of 2015.
    Contents
  • Permissions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Summation: 2015
  • The Falls: A Luna Story == Ian McDonald
  • Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight == Aliette de Bodard
  • Ruins == Eleanor Arnason
  • Another Word for World == Ann Leckie
  • Meshed == Rich Larson
  • Emergence == Gwyneth Jones
  • Gypsy == Carter Scholz
  • The Astrakhan, the Homburg, and the Red Red Coat
  • The Muses of Shuyedan-18 == Indrapramit Das
  • Bannerless == Carrie Vaughn
  • The Audience == Sean McMullen
  • Rates of Change == James S.A. Corey
  • Calved == Sam J. Miller
  • Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathagan == Ian McDonald
  • Consolation == John Kessel
  • The Children of Gal == Allen M. Steele
  • Today I Am Paul == Martin L. Shoemaker
  • City of Ash == Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Trapping the Pleistocene == James Sarafin
  • Machine Learning == Nancy Kress
  • Inhuman Garbage == Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Planet of Fear == Paul J. McAuley
  • It Takes More Muscles to Frown == Ned Beauman
  • The Daughters of John Demetrius == Joe Pitkin
  • Silence Like Diamonds == John Barnes
  • Billy Tumult == Nick Harkaway
  • Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello == Seanan McGuire
  • Capitalism in the 22nd Century, or, A.I.R. == Geoff Ryman
  • Ice == Rich Larson
  • The First Gate of Logic == Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon == Michael F. Flynn
  • The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill == Kelly Robson
  • No Placeholder for You, My Love == Nick Wolven
  • The Game of Smash and Recovery == Kelly Link
  • A Stopped Clock == Madeline Ashby
  • The Citadel of Weeping Pearls == Aliette de Bodard
  • Honorable Mentions: 2015
 
Anthology, 675 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
St. Martin's - 2016 - ISBN: 1250080843 / 9781250080844  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034762 $23.99
DuBois, Brendan  
Randy Knox #1: Dark Victory
A decade ago, the alien Creepers arrived on Earth, rapidly set humanity back to a 19th-century existence, and set up domed bases impervious to anything less than a nuke. Now at last there is hope of defeating them. On a top secret mission, teen soldier Randy Knox discovers that the biggest threat he faces may be the conspiracies of his fellow humans.  
Novel, 455 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 Trade PB  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476782008 / 9781476782003  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035096 $7.99
Edwards, Martin  
The Golden Age of Murder
A look at how the Detection Club, a social group for British crime writers, transformed crime fiction in the 1930s.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2016 Edgar Award for Best Critical / Biographical
♦  Winner of the 2015 Agatha Award for Best Non-fiction
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Critical or Nonfiction Work
♦  Shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association 2016 Non-fiction Dagger
 
Nonfiction, 481 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Collins Crime Club - 2016 - ISBN: 0008105987 / 9780008105983  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034383 $15.99
Ellis, Edward S.  
The Steam Man of the Prairies
A teenage inventor constructs an automaton that helps him explore the American prairie.  
Novella / Novelette, 96 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1868)  
Dover - 2016 - ISBN: 0486806138 / 9780486806136  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035053 $4.95
Esslemont, Ian C.  
Malazan Empire: Path to Ascendancy #1: Dancer's Lament
A prequel featuring skilled assassin Dance, who alongside Kellanved the mage will found the Malazan empire.  
Novel, 401 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765379457 / 9780765379450  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033667 $20.99
Fazekas, Andrew  
Star Trek: The Official Guide to Our Universe
A look at the real astronomy behind the series. Full color throughout.  
Nonfiction, 238 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
National Geographic - 2016 - ISBN: 1426216521 / 9781426216527  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New035095 $24.95
Finch, Charles  
Charles Lenox #09: Home by Nightfall
London, 1876: Lenox is investigating the disappearance of a famous foreign pianist when his grieving brother asks him to come to Sussex. There, as they look into a series of small thefts, he realizes that something strange and serious may be afoot. Soon he is racing to solve both cases before either turns deadly.  
Novel, 294 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250093643 / 9781250093646  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034827 $17.99
Flint, Eric / Hunt, Walter H.  
Ring of Fire: 1636: The Cardinal Virtues
France: King Louis and Queen Anne have been married twenty years without producing an heir. Under Cardinal Richelieu's guidance, a plan is developed to remedy that situation. Once she is with child, Queen Anne goes into seclusion to guard her health. When the Crown's opponents make their move, sides must be chosen to determine the fate of the kingdom.  
Novel, 502 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781699 / 9781476781693  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034910 $7.99
Ford, Jeffrey  
A Natural History of Hell
In these thirteen fantastical tales, Emily Dickinson takes a carriage ride with Death, a couple are invited to a neighbor's exorcism, a country witch with a sea-captain's head in a glass globe intervenes on behalf of abused children, and more.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection
 
Collection, 279 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Small Beer - 2016 - ISBN: 1618731181 / 9781618731180  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034314 $16.00
Forstchen, William R.  
John Matherson #2: One Year After
Sequel to One Second After. The survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to piece back together the technologies they once took for granted. Then comes word that most of the young people of the community are to be drafted into an Army of National Recovery and sent to distant trouble spots.  
Novel, 411 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Forge - 2016 - ISBN: 0765376717 / 9780765376718  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034729 $9.99
Fortune, Margaret  
Spectre War #1: Nova
Lia is a genetically engineered human bomb, designed for one purpose: to slip onto the New Sol Space Station and explode. When her countdown clock malfunctions, freezing with two minutes to go, Lia has no idea what to do next. She starts learning what it means to live, but to have a chance at a future, she must unlock the secrets of her past.  
Novel, 323 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
DAW - 2016 - ISBN: 0756410827 / 9780756410827  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035140 $7.99
Freed, Alexander  
Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company
Tie-in to the new videogame, following a squad of ordinary soldiers caught in the trenches of the galactic war between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance.  
Novel, 478 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Del Rey / Lucasbooks - 2016 - ISBN: 1101884762 / 9781101884768  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035153 $9.99
Froud, Brian (creator) / Dysart, Joshua (writer) / Sheikman, Alex (artist) / John, Lizzy (artist)  
The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Volume 2
Ages 12 and up. Full color. Part two of a three-part prequel delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra, and the Dark Crystal. This volume tells the story behind the cracking of the crystal.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Archaia Entertainment - 2016 - ISBN: 1608868877 / 9781608868872  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034722 $14.99
Gabaldon, Diana  
Outlander #8: Written in My Own Heart's Blood
1778: Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, and his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is. Jamie's wife Claire and his sister Jenny are busy picking up the pieces. In 20th-century Scotland, Jamie's daughter Brianna is searching for her son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband Roger has ventured into the past in search of the boy. And with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna.  
Novel, 1126 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Dell - 2016 - ISBN: 110188424X / 9781101884249  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035136 $9.99
Gaiman, Neil  
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
A bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery, survival, memory, and magic that makes the impossible all too real.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2013 Nebula Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
♦  Shortlisted for the 2014 British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 237 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062459368 / 9780062459367  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034373 $7.99
Gaiman, Neil (writer) / Moon, Fábio (artist) / Bá, Gabriel (artist)  
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Two teenage boys crash a local party, only to discover that the girls there are far, far more than they appear.  
Graphic Novel, Hardcover  
Dark Horse - 2016 - ISBN: 1616559551 / 9781616559557  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.  
Already Received   ID: #New035090 $17.99
Gerritsen, Tess  
Playing with Fire
When violinist Julia Ansdell plays the Incendio Waltz, a piece of music that she found in a strange antique shop, she blacks out and awakens to find her small daughter implicated in acts of surprising violence. Traveling to Venice to find the previous owner of the music, she uncovers a heart-stoppingly dark secret.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 275 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Ballantine - 2016 - ISBN: 1101884363 / 9781101884362  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035293 $9.99
Gies, Joseph / Gies, Frances  
Life in a Medieval Village
Historical context on the origin, development, and decline of the European village, centering on a village in the English East Midlands circa 1300 CE.  
Nonfiction, 259 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1990)  
Harper Perennial - 2016 - ISBN: 0062415662 / 9780062415660  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034385 $17.99
Gladstone, Max  
Craft #5: Four Roads Cross
The moon goddess Seril is back, and the people of Alt Coulumb aren't happy. As protests rock the city, Kos Everburning's creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god's church. Tara Abernathy must defend it against the world's fiercest necromantic firm.  
Novel, 414 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765379422 / 9780765379429  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034779 $27.99
Goff, Christine  
Birdwatcher's #6: A Parliament of Owls
When a woman is found murdered near a Colorado prairie dog town she was petitioning to have eradicated, US Fish and Wildlife agent Angela Dimato investigates.  
Novel, 158 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Astor + Blue - 2015 - ISBN: 1941286623 / 9781941286623  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New033102 $14.95


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