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Newsletter 114
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Hobb, Robin (aka Lindholm, Megan)  
Fitz & the Fool #2: Fool's Quest
The Fool is near death, maimed by mysterious figures whose plans for world domination hinge upon the powers the Fool may share with Fitz's daughter. Distracted by the Fool's perilous health, and swept up against his will in the intrigues of the royal court, Fitz lets down his guard - and in a horrible instant, his world is undone, his daughter stolen by those who would use her as a weapon. But Fitz is not without weapons of his own.  
Novel, 752 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Del Rey - 2016 - ISBN: 0553392948 / 9780553392944  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035171 $8.99
Holm, Chris  
Michael Hendricks #1: The Killing Kind
Once a covert operative, now Michael Hendricks kills people for money, but he only hits other hitmen. He'll make sure whoever is coming for you winds up in the ground instead. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living, until he winds up a target himself.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 306 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Little, Brown Mulholland - 2016 - ISBN: 0316259527 / 9780316259521  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035307 $15.99
Honoel  
Mystical Cats in Secret Places Coloring Book
Over eighty lavish illustrations of fantastical felines as they prowl, frolic, and nap in all manner of mysterious and whimsical locations.  
Activity Book, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Waves of Color - 2016 - ISBN: 1626923957 / 9781626923959  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034801 $13.95
Horton, Rich (editor)  
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016
Thirty of the best stories of 2015.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Mutability == Ray Nayler
  • And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead == Brooke Bolander
  • Cat Pictures Please == Naomi Kritzer
  • Capitalism in the 22nd Century, or Air == Geoff Ryman
  • The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild == Catherynne M. Valente
  • My Last Bringback == John Barnes
  • Please Undo This Hurt == Seth Dickinson
  • Time Bomb Time == C.C. Finlay
  • The Graphology of Hemorrhage == Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Game of Smash and Recovery == Kelly Link
  • Acres of Perhaps == Will Ludwigsen
  • Little Sisters == Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Folding Beijing == Hao Jingfang
  • Today I Am Paul == Martin L. Shoemaker
  • The King in the Cathedral == Rich Larson
  • Drones == Simon Ings
  • The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club == Nike Sulway
  • Endless Forms Most Beautiful == Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
  • This Evening's Performance == Genevieve Valentine
  • Consolation == John Kessel
  • The Heart's Filthy Lesson == Elizabeth Bear
  • The Daughters of John Demetrius == Joe Pitkin
  • Unearthly Landscape by a Lady == Rebecca Campbell
  • The Astrakhan, the Homburg, and the Red, Red Coal == Chaz Brenchley
  • Hello, Hello == Seanan McGuire
  • Twelve and Tag == Gregory Norman Bossert
  • The Deepwater Bride == Tamsyn Muir
  • Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Idea Countess Rathagan == Ian McDonald
  • Asymptotic == Andy Dudak
  • The Two Paupers == C.S.E. Cooney
  • Biographies
  • Recommended Reading
  • Publication History
  • About the Editor
 
Anthology, 575 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Prime - 2016 - ISBN: 160701470X / 9781607014706  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035038 $19.95
Hough, Jason M.  
Zero World
Plus novella 'The Dire Earth', set years before the events of The Darwin Elevator. A spaceship that vanished years ago has been found, along with the bodies of its murdered crew - all but one. Technologically enhanced superspy Peter Caswell's mission is to find the missing crew member, who fled through a mysterious doorway, beyond which lies a world that seems to be Earth's twin. Peter must track his quarry alone on an alien world.  
Novel, 550 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Del Rey - 2016 - ISBN: 0553391283 / 9780553391282  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035135 $9.99
Housewright, David  
Mac McKenzie #13: Stealing the Countess
Signed by the author on the title page. Unlicensed PI Mac McKenzie is brought in to recover a stolen Stradivarius, but no one except the violinist who has been playing it seems to want it found.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction
 
Novel, 294 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Minotaur - 2016 - ISBN: 1250049660 / 9781250049667  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034806 $25.99
Human, Charlie  
Apocalypse Now Now
When his girlfriend Esme is kidnapped, all clues point toward strange forces at work, and sixteen-year-old Baxter must navigate the increasingly bizarre landscape of Cape Town's supernatural underworld to get her back.  
Novel, 365 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 Trade PB  
Titan - 2016 - ISBN: 1783294744 / 9781783294749  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035174 $7.99
Hunter, Faith  
Soulwood #1: Blood of the Earth
Nell Ingram, exiled by fear and choice from the cult she was raised in, defends herself with magic she draws from her deep connection to the forest. Now a PsyLED investigation forces her out of isolation. But to find the Blood Master of Nashville's kidnapped vassal, Nell and the PsyLED team will be forced to go deep into the heart of the cult Nell fears.  
Novel, 358 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Roc - 2016 - ISBN: 0451473302 / 9780451473301  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035169 $7.99
Hunter, Seth  
Nathan Peake #5: The Flag of Freedom
1797: Napoleon's army is poised to invade Britain. To clear himself from an accusation of treason, Captain Peake must uncover the truth about Napoleon's invasion plans.  
Novel, 395 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
McBooks - 2016 - ISBN: 1590137175 / 9781590137178  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034863 $19.95
Hurley, Kameron  
The Geek Feminist Revolution
Essays on geek culture, feminism, and writing from one of the most unapologetically outspoken writers in the field. Includes 'We Have Always Fought', which won the 2013 Hugo for Best Related Work.
    Contents
  • Welcome to the Revolution (introduction)
    Part I: Level Up
  • Persistence, and the Long Con of Being a Successful Writer
  • I'll Make the Pancakes: On Opting In - and Out - of the Writing Game
  • What Marketing and Advertising Taught Me About the Value of Failure
  • Taking Responsibility for Writing Problematic Stories
  • Unpacking the 'Real Writers Have Talent' Myth
    Part II: Geek
  • Some Men Are More Monstrous Than Others: On True Detective's Men and Monsters
  • Die Hard, Hetaerae, and Problematic Pin-Ups: A Rant
  • Wives, Warlords, and Refugees: The People Economy of Mad Max
  • Tea, Bodies, and Business: Remaking the Hero Archetype
  • A Complexity of Desires: Expectations of Sex and Sexuality in Science Fiction
  • What's So Scary About Strong Female Protagonists, Anyway?
  • In Defense of Unlikable Women
  • Women and Gentlemen: On Unmasking the Sobering Reality of Hyper-Masculine Characters
  • Gender, Family, Nookie: The Speculative Frontier
  • The Increasingly Poor Economics of Penning Problematic Stories
  • Making People Care: Storytelling in Fiction vs. Marketing
  • Our Dystopia: Imagining More Hopeful Futures
  • Where Have All the Women Gone? Reclaiming the Future of Fiction
    Part III: Let's Get Personal
  • Finding Hope in Tragedy: Why I Read Dark Fiction
  • Public Speaking While Fat
  • They'll Come for You . . . Whether You Speak Up or Not
  • The Horror Novel You'll Never Have to Live: Surviving Without Health Insurance
  • Becoming What You Hate
  • Let It Go: On Responding (or Not) to Online Criticism
  • When the Rebel Becomes Queen: Changing Broken Systems from the Inside
  • Terrorist or Revolutionary? Deciding Who Gets to Write History
  • Giving Up the Sky
    Part IV: Revolution
  • What We Didn't See: Power, Protest, Story
  • What Living in South Africa Taught Me About Being White in America
  • It's About Ethics in Dating
  • Hijacking the Hugo Awards
  • Dear SFWA Writers: Let's Chat About Censorship and Bullying
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: On Empathy and the Power of Privilege
  • Rage Doesn't Exist in a Vacuum
  • Why I'm Not Afraid of the Internet
  • We Have Always Fought: Challenging the 'Women, Cattle, and Slaves' Narrative
  • Epilogue: What Are We Fighting For?
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author


Awards:
♦  Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Nonfiction
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Related Work
 
Collection, 284 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765386240 / 9780765386243  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034795 $15.99
Ingelman-Sundberg, Catharina  
League of Pensioners #1: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules
When their retirement home starts cutting corners to save money, Martha Andersson and her friends decide to regain their independence and improve their lot by turning to white collar crime. After robbing a luxury hotel and pulling off a heist at the National Museum, with the police baffled and gangsters on their trail, can they stay one walker's length ahead in the game?  
Novel, 390 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Harper - 2016 - ISBN: 0062447971 / 9780062447975  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034395 $15.99
James, Betsy  
Roadsouls
Duuni has spent her life as abused and guarded property. Blind, arrogant Raim is determined to again be what he once was: hunter, lover, young lord of the earth. Desperate to escape their lives, they lift up their hands to the passing Roadsoul Caravan, and are swept out of their cruel old certainties into a unknown, ever-changing world of journey and carnival.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 389 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2016 - ISBN: 1619760916 / 9781619760912  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035063 $20.00
Jance, J.A.  
J.P. Beaumont #22: Dance of the Bones
Includes bonus novella 'Stand Down'. Years ago, sheriff Brandon Walker arrested John Lassiter for the murder of prospector Amos Warren. Now Lassiter wants Brandon to find the real killer and clear his name. When Brandon finds links to an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to J.P. Beaumont for help.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Shamus Award for Best P.I. Novel
 
Novel, 437 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062297678 / 9780062297679  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034400 $9.99
Jemisin, N.K.  
Broken Earth #2: The Obelisk Gate
The season of endings grows darker. Essun - once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger - has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, the fate of the Stillness will be sealed forever. Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power - and her choices will break the world.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel
♦  Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel
♦  Finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 407 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316229261 / 9780316229265  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034080 $16.99
Jones, Darynda  
Charley Davidson #09: The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Charley is working at a small town diner, with no memory of who she is, so when she begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Her saving grace is a new friend she feels she can confide in, and the diner's fry cook, a handsome man with a scalding touch.  
Novel, 355 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
St. Martin's - 2016 - ISBN: 1250074495 / 9781250074492  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034724 $7.99
Jones, G. Wayman (Daniels, Norman)  
Black Bat #02: The Black Bat Strikes Again / Black Bat's Challenge
Plus The Mask comic story 'The Mask Returns'.

The Black Bat Strikes Again: The Cowled Crime-buster pursues a gang of satanic killers.

Black Bat's Challenge: Can he unmask the hidden leader of a vicious gang of beggars?  
Omnibus, 126 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1939 / 1940)  
Sanctum Books - 2016 - ISBN: 1608771938 / 9781608771936  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034662 $14.95
Jones, Peter  
Eureka!
A look at the ancient Greeks, covering each major period, and introducing the major figures of the age, as well as exploring Greek mythology and providing insights into everyday life.  
Nonfiction, 383 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Atlantic UK - 2015 - ISBN: 1782395164 / 9781782395164  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034310 $16.95
Jones, Stan  
Nathan Active #5: Tundra Kill
Alaskan cop Nathan Active investigates when a dog musher is killed by a snowmobile. The case sweeps him into the bizarre family affairs and political ambitions of Alaska's governor.  
Novel, 307 pages, Hardcover, Later Printing  
Bowhead - 2016 - ISBN: 0979980380 / 9780979980381  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034684 $25.99
Joshi, S.T. (editor)  
The Cold Embrace
Nineteen classic weird stories by women.
    Contents
  • Introduction == S.T. Joshi
  • Transformation == Mary Shelley
  • Curious If True == Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Cold Embrace == Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • An Engineer's Story == Amelia B. Edwards
  • The Secret Chamber == Margaret Oliphant
  • From the Dead == E. Nesbit
  • Walnut-Tree House == Mrs. J.H. Riddell
  • In Dark New England Days == Sarah Orne Jewett
  • The Yellow Wall Paper == Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Death and the Woman == Gertrude Atherton
  • A Wedding Chest == Vernon Lee
  • The Hall Bedroom == Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The Eyes == Edith Wharton
  • The Painter of Dead Women == Edna W. Underwood
  • The Shadowy Third == Ellen Glasgow
  • Scoured Silk == Marjorie Bowen
  • The Death Mask == Mrs. H.D. Everett
  • A Haunted House == Virginia Woolf
  • Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched == May Sinclair
  • Notes on the Authors
 
Anthology, 272 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Dover - 2016 - ISBN: 0486805050 / 9780486805054  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035036 $10.95
Kane, Paul  
Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell
1895: A missing person who vanished from a locked room is just the beginning of an investigation that draws Holmes and Watson into contact with The Order of the Gash, and face to face with those who serve it in Hell: the Cenobites.  
Novel, 300 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Solaris - 2016 - ISBN: 1781084556 / 9781781084557  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034953 $9.99
Kessler, Liz  
Emily Windsnap #6: Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls
Ages 8 and up. On a field trip to a mysterious island, Emily and Aaron spot a ghostly ship that is caught between land and sea, and between life and death. And only Emily can enter Atlantis to try to bring the passengers back before the portal is closed forever.  
Novel, 280 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Candlewick - 2016 - ISBN: 0763690902 / 9780763690908  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035303 $5.99
Khan, Vaseem  
Baby Ganesh Agency #2: The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown
While Ashwin Chopra is visiting an exhibition of the British Crown Jewels in Mumbai, the Koh-i-Noor diamond is stolen in a seemingly impossible heist. The hunt is on for the culprits, but it soon becomes clear that only one man - and his elephant - can crack the case.

Awards:
♦  Winner of the 2017 Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original
 
Novel, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Redhook - 2016 - ISBN: 0316386847 / 9780316386845  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034101 $15.99
King, Stephen  
Dan Torrance #2: Doctor Sleep
After his horrific year at the Overlook Hotel, Dan Torrance drifted for decades. Now he's sober and settled in a New Hampshire town, where he uses the remnant of his shining power to provide final comfort to the dying. When he meets young Abra Stone, who has the brightest shining ever seen, he is drawn into a battle for her soul and survival.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2014 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 635 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2013 HC  
Pocket - 2016 - ISBN: 1451698860 / 9781451698862  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New032143 $9.99
Kloos, Marko  
Frontline #4: Chains of Command
With Mars still under Lanky control, survivors on Earth work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Assigned to a special ops mission to a distant moon, where deserters who stole warships are holed up, Grayson and Halley once again find themselves in the crucible of combat.  
Novel, 369 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
47North - 2016 - ISBN: 1503950328 / 9781503950320  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034890 $14.95
Lackey, Mercedes  
Elemental Masters #10: From a High Tower
Giselle lived her life in a tower, trained in Air magic by her adoptive mother. A charming man appeared to woo her, shattering Giselle’s sheltered worldview when he tried to rape her. Four years later, disguised as a man, Giselle uses her magic to win shooting contests while attempting to hunt down her attacker.  
Novel, 329 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
DAW - 2016 - ISBN: 0756410835 / 9780756410834  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035139 $7.99


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