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


 
 
Guran, Paula (editor)  
The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu
Twenty-five tales of Lovecraftian horror (twenty-two originals, three reprints)
    Contents
  • Who, What, When, Where, Why . . . (introduction) == Paula Guran
  • In Syllables of Elder Seas == Lisa L. Hannett
  • The Peddler's Tale, or, Isobel's Revenge == Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • It's All the Same Road in the End == Brian Hodge
  • Caro in Carno == Helen Marshall
  • The Cthulhu Navy Wife == Sandra McDonald
  • Those Who Watch == Ruthanna Emrys
  • A Clutch == Laird Barron
  • Just Beyond the Trailer Park == John Shirley
  • The Sea Inside == Amanda Downum
  • Outside the House, Watching for the Crows == John Langan
  • Alexandra Lost == Simon Strantzas
  • Falcon-and-Sparrows == Yoon Ha Lee
  • A Shadow of Thine Own Design == W.H. Pugmire
  • Backbite == Norman Partridge
  • In the Ruins of Mohenjo-Daro == Usman T. Malik
  • Legacy of Salt == Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • I Do Not Count the Hours == Michael Wehunt
  • I Dress My Lover in Yellow == A.C. Wise
  • Deep Eden == Richard Gavin
  • The Future Eats Everything == Don Webb
  • I Believe That We Will Win == Nadia Bulkin
  • In the Sacred Cave == Lois H. Gresh
  • Umbilicus == Damien Angelica Walters
  • Variations on Lovecraftian Themes == Veronica Schanoes
  • Acknowledgements
 
Anthology, 476 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Running Press - 2016 - ISBN: 0762456205 / 9780762456208  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035016 $14.95
Hamilton, Kersten  
Gadgets & Gears #2: The Ire of Iron Claw
Ages 9 and up. Someone is smuggling secrets out of the Kennewicketts' lab and sabotaging their experiments. The scientific geniuses, with their robotic staff and Nikola Tesla, take to the skies in their dirigible in pursuit of the villains.  
Novel, 183 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2016 - ISBN: 0544668545 / 9780544668546  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034868 $6.99
Hatke, Ben  
Nobody Likes a Goblin
Ages 4 and up. Full color. Goblin lives in a cozy, rat-infested dungeon with his friend Skeleton. When adventurers burst in, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton, it's up to Goblin to save the day.  
Picture Book, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
First Second - 2016 - ISBN: 1626720819 / 9781626720817  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034834 $17.99
Hatton, Jackie  
Flesh & Wires
Following an attempted alien invasion, the world left is sparsely populated with psychologically scarred survivors, some of them technologically-enhanced women. Lo, leader of a small safe haven, finds their technological enhancements put to the test when a spaceship arrives bearing two men with both wonderful and terrifying news. Is this the beginning of a new era of reconstruction, or the start of a new battle for survival?  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2015 - ISBN: 1619760851 / 9781619760851  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034432 $19.00
Hearn, Lian  
Tale of Shikanoko #2: Autumn Princess, Dragon Child
Shikanoko has been humbled, and his destiny has become clouded. The Autumn Princess and the boy who is the true emperor are fugitives. A new generation of the Old People is born: the Spider Tribe, not quite human, not quite demons. One clan is in retreat, the other holds the capital, and natural disasters follow one upon another. Will Heaven ever be placated?  
Novel, 267 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Farrar, Straus and Giroux - 2016 - ISBN: 0374536325 / 9780374536329  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034799 $14.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 $10.99
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
Lackey, Mercedes  
Hunter #1: Hunter
Ages 12 and up. Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it took centuries to restore civilization. Joy has been a Hunter in her mountain community, protecting those without magic from dangerous Othersiders. Now she is called to Apex City, where she soon realizes that the city's leaders care more about creating a false sense of security than about protecting the ordinary people.  
Novel, 374 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Hyperion - 2016 - ISBN: 1484725433 / 9781484725436  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034116 $9.99
Lang, Jeffrey  
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Force and Motion
Years after his court martial and imprisonment, Benjamin Maxwell is a free man again, doing maintenance on a private science station that is home to crackpots, fringe researchers, and possibly something much darker. When Chief Miles O'Brien and Lt. Cmdr. Nog come for a visit, unpredictable forces are set in motion.  
Novel, 337 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2016 - ISBN: 150111073X / 9781501110733  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034963 $7.99
Lansdale, Joe R.  
By Bizarre Hands
His debut collection of witty and gritty tales of horror.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 1989 Stoker Award for Best Collection
 
Collection, 246 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1989)  
Dover - 2016 - ISBN: 0486805611 / 9780486805610  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035052 $9.95
Lawrence, Mark  
Broken Empire: Red Queen's War #2: The Liar's Key
Loki's Key, an artifact capable of opening any door, is sought after by the most dangerous beings in the Broken Empire - and Jal and Snorri have it. Snorri plans to find the door into death, and use the key to bring his family back into the land of the living. Meanwhile, the Red Queen continues to manipulate kings and pawns alike.  
Novel, 472 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425268810 / 9780425268810  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035141 $7.99


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