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Uncle Hugo's Newsletter 114
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Brake, Colin  
Doctor Who: The Good, the Bad and the Alien
The Doctor treats Rory to a trip to a Wild West ghost town full of sleeping people and outlaws intent on robbing the bank.  
Novel, 163 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2011)  
BBC - 2016 - ISBN: 1405922516 / 9781405922517  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035046 $9.99
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
Brooks, Mike  
Keiko #1: Dark Run
A ship of smugglers and adventurers is traveling Earth's colonies searching for the next job. Now Captain Ichabod Drift is being blackmailed - he has to deliver a special cargo to Earth, and no one can know they're there.  
Novel, 339 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition (simultaneous HC)  
Saga - 2016 - ISBN: 1481459538 / 9781481459532  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034941 $16.99
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dibbell, Carola  
The Only Ones
Inez lives in a post-pandemic world, and is strangely immune to disease. After being hired to provide genetic material for a wealthy woman who backs out at the last minute, Inez becomes responsible for the product - Ani, a baby girl who is also a scientific breakthrough. To protect Ani, Inez must dodge authorities and religious fanatics, while trying to provide her with a stable home and an education.

Awards:
♦  2015 Tiptree Award Shortlist
 
Novel, 354 pages, Trade Paperback, (no indication of edition)  
Two Dollar Radio - 2015 - ISBN: 1937512274 / 9781937512279  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034847 $16.99
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, 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 $22.99
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


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