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


 
 
Dunne, Rachel  
Bound Gods #1: In the Shadow of the Gods
A mismatched band of mortals, led by a violent and secretive man, must stand together to save their world from a pair of resentful gods.  
Novel, 387 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2016 - ISBN: 0062428136 / 9780062428134  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034359 $15.99
Elliott, Kate  
Court of Fives #1: Court of Fives
Ages 12 and up. The mixed-race daughter of a Commoner mother and a lowly but Patron-born captain who is making his fortune through military prowess, Jessamy spends her life acting like a proper officer's daughter, except when she sneaks out to train for the Fives, an intricate athletic competition. Her unlikely friendship with Kal, a competitor whose grandmother is a princess, causes heads to turn. When Kal's scheming uncle tears her family apart, Jes will test her new friend's loyalty and risk a royal clan's vengeance to save her mother and sisters.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2015 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
 
Novel, 433 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Little, Brown - 2016 - ISBN: 0316364304 / 9780316364300  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034115 $10.99
Ellis, Edward S.  
The Steam Man of the Prairies
A teenage inventor constructs an automaton that helps him explore the American prairie.  
Novella, 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 $19.99
Farnsworth, Christopher  
The Eternal World
Centuries ago, Simon de Oliveras and his conquistadors discovered the Fountain of Youth, and slaughtered the indigenous tribe who guarded the waters - all but Shako, who swore to avenge her people. Now, with the Fountain's destruction threatening Simon's wealth and influence, and the war with Shako reaching its final stages, Simon turns to scientific prodigy David Robinton for help.  
Novel, 431 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
William Morrow - 2016 - ISBN: 0062282948 / 9780062282941  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034374 $9.99
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
Feehan, Christine  
Shadow #1: Shadow Rider
The Ferraros can manipulate light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone - until now. Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago for a new life, but if Stefano discovers her secret, it could ruin her.  
Novel, 448 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Jove - 2016 - ISBN: 0515156132 / 9780515156133  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035164 $7.99
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
Frohock, T.  
Los Nefilim
Three linked novellas. 1931: As a war brews between angels and daimons, and Spain marches closer to civil war, the destiny of two worlds hangs on the actions of Diago Alvarez, a singular being of daimonic and angelic descent. Yet it is the combined fates of his lover Miquel and his young son Rafael that weigh most heavily on his soul.
    Contents
  • In Midnight's Silence
  • Without Light or Guide
  • The Second Death
 
Collection, 451 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2016 - ISBN: 0062429000 / 9780062429001  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034990 $7.99
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
Fry, Stephen  
More Fool Me
The third memoir by the noted British actor, producer, director, and writer.  
Nonfiction, 378 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Overlook - 2016 - ISBN: 1468313045 / 9781468313048  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034126 $17.95
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
Galenorn, Yasmine  
Otherworld: Fly by Night #2: Flight from Mayhem
Alex and Shimmer have their hands full trying to track down a shifter serial killer who is preying on elderly women.  
Novel, 302 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Berkley - 2016 - ISBN: 0425272168 / 9780425272169  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035165 $7.99
Gedge, Pauline  
Stargate
The Worldmaker has turned against his creations, and the ruling sun lords of each system are falling; as they succumb to the lure of forbidden knowledge, the Gates connecting their worlds to the rest of the cosmos are sealed. Now, with courageous and often desperate measures, the remaining sun lords prepare themselves and their subjects for a battle unlike any other.  
Novel, 341 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1982)  
Chicago Review - 2016 - ISBN: 1613735081 / 9781613735084  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034857 $17.99
Gerrold, David (editor) / Sawyer, Robert J. (editor)  
Star Trek: Boarding the Enterprise
Essays on the series by writers and academics, including behind the scenes anecdotes, discussions of the show's appeal and influence, and more.
    Contents
  • Welcome Aboard the Enterprise (introduction) == Robert J. Sawyer
  • Stil Trekkin' After All These Years (foreword) == David Gerrold
  • Star Trek in the Real World == Norman Spinrad
  • I Remember Star Trek . . . == D.C. Fontana
  • All Our Tomorrows == Allen Steele
  • The Prime Question == Eric Greene
  • We Find the One Quite Adequate == Michael A. Burstein
  • Who Am I? == Lyle Zynda
  • What Have You Done with Spock's Brain? == Don DeBrandt
  • Lost Secrets of Pre-War Human Technology == Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • Exaggerate with Extreme Prejudice == Robert A. Metzger
  • To Boldly Teach What No One Has Taught Before == David DeGraff
  • Who Killed the Space Race? == Adam Roberts
  • Alexander for the Modern Age == Melissa Dickinson
  • How Star Trek Liberated Television == Paul Levinson
  • Being Better == Howard Weinstein
  • Appendix: Episode Reference
 
Nonfiction, 208 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2006)  
Smart Pop - 2016 - ISBN: 1942952155 / 9781942952152  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035004 $14.95
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
Goodkind, Terry  
Sword of Truth Prequel: The First Confessor
When her husband, the powerful leader of her people, commits suicide, Magda Searus is driven to find out why, and discovers there is more to his suicide than anyone knows. And what she finds next, no one is willing to believe. Magda embarks on a quest to find a mysterious spiritist, and to unravel what is really behind the events befalling her people.  
Novel, 628 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765383071 / 9780765383075  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034728 $9.99
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B.)  
Shadow #103: The Romanoff Jewels / Crime Under Cover
The Romanoff Jewels: The Shadow journeys to Moscow and Paris to undermine a Bolshevik conspiracy.

Crime Under Cover: The Dark Avenger is summoned to Washington to stop a spymaster from acquiring the ultimate weapon of war.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1932 / 1941)  
Sanctum Books - 2016 - ISBN: 1608771989 / 9781608771981  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034666 $14.95
Grant, Maxwell (Gibson, Walter B. / Tinsley, Theodore)  
Shadow #104: Double Death / The Robot Master
Plus Shadow radio script 'The Case of the Mechanical Monster' by Max Erhlich and an 'Iron Munro: The Astounding Man' comic story by Theodore Sturgeon and Jack Farr.

Double Death: The Dark Avenger investigates when a corpse is murdered a full day after its actual demise.

The Robot Master: The Shadow battles an eight-foot man of steel.  
Omnibus, 128 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1938 / 1943)  
Sanctum Books - 2016 - ISBN: 1608772020 / 9781608772025  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034667 $14.95


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