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Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author


 
 
Sawyer, Jamie  
Lazarus War #2: Legion
Conrad Harris and his elite Simulant Operations team are leading a mission to the unexplored region of the Damascus Rift, where another alien Artefact has been discovered that could finally help humanity win the war against the hostile alien Krell. But what they discover there is from their worst nightmares.  
Novel, 463 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316386456 / 9780316386456  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034044 $9.99
Scalzi, John  
Old Man's War #6: The End of All Things
Four novellas. CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious angry Earth, and to keep humanity's union intact.
    Contents
  • The Life of the Mind
  • This Hollow Union
  • Can Long Endure
  • To Stand or Fall
  • An Alternate 'The Life of the Mind'
  • Acknowledgments
 
Novel, 385 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Tor - 2016 - ISBN: 0765376105 / 9780765376107  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034725 $8.99
Schelly, Bill  
Otto Binder
Chronicles the life and work of the comic book and sf visionary, revised and expanded from the 2003 edition titled Words of Wonder: The Life and Times of Otto Binder. Black & white photos and illustrations throughout.  
Nonfiction, 329 pages, Trade Paperback, 2nd Edition  
North Atlantic - 2016 - ISBN: 1623170370 / 9781623170370  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035097 $19.95
Sebold, Gaie  
Eveline #2: Sparrow Falling
Eveline hopes to put her thief and con-artist experience to work giving private lessons in burglary, fakery, and other underhand practices. But the rivalries of the Folk are in danger of spilling into the mundane world and forcing the Empire into a bloody war. Can Eveline pull things out of the mire this time?  
Novel, 329 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2016 - ISBN: 1781083827 / 9781781083826  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034961 $7.99
Shea, Kieran  
Koko #2: Koko the Mighty
Koko still has an Ultimate Sanction bounty on her head. Now she and Jedidiah must deal with an outlander cult and hordes of mutant raiders led by bounty agent Wire.  
Novel, 354 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 Trade PB  
Titan - 2016 - ISBN: 1781168652 / 9781781168653  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035175 $8.99
Shepherd, Mike (aka Moscoe, Mike)  
Vicky Peterwald #3: Rebel
The Empress is leading her own armada to St. Petersburg, intent on squashing the rebellion by killing Vicky and every soul on the planet that gave her refuge.  
Novel, 342 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425266591 / 9780425266595  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035143 $7.99
Sizemore, Jason (editor) / Conner, Lesley (editor)  
Best of Apex Magazine Volume 1
Twenty-one pieces of speculative fiction from the online magazine, including award nominees, the readers' Story of the Year selections, and the editors' personal favorites.
    Contents
  • Foreword == Lesley Conner
  • Jackalope Wives == Ursula Vernon
  • Going Endo == Rich Larson
  • Candy Girl == Chikodili Emelumadu
  • If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love == Rachel Swirsky
  • Advertising at the End of the World == Keffy R.M. Kehrli
  • The Performance Artist == Lettie Prell
  • A Matter of Shapespace == Brian Trent
  • Falling Leaves == Liz Argall
  • Blood from Stone == Alethea Kontis
  • Sexigesmal == Katharine E.K. Duckett
  • Multo == Samuel Marzioli
  • Keep Talking == Marie Vibbert
  • Remembery Day == Sarah Pinsker
  • Blood on Beacon Hill == Russell Nichols
  • The Green Book == Amal El-Mohtar
  • L'esprit de L'escalier == Peter M. Ball
  • Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale) == Ian Tregillis
  • Build-a-Dolly == Ken Liu
  • Armless Maidens of the American West == Genevieve Valentine
  • Pocosin == Ursula Vernon
  • She Gave Her Heart, He Took Her Marrow == Sam Fleming
  • Afterword == Jason Sizemore
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributor Biographies
 
Anthology, 238 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Apex - 2016 - ISBN: 1937009378 / 9781937009373  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035062 $15.95
Skovron, Jon  
Empire of Storms #1: Hope & Red
When a ganglord strikes a bargain with the emperor's biomancers to rule all the slums of New Laven, two orphans - Red, a thief and con artist, and Bleak Hope, a trained warrior - form an unlikely alliance that will take them further than either dreamed possible.  
Novel, 490 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Orbit - 2016 - ISBN: 0316268119 / 9780316268110  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034045 $9.99
St. John, Julia Verne  
The Transference Engine
Plus bonus story 'Dancing in Cinders'. When powerful necromancer Lord Byron died, his followers tried to used the Transference Engine to allow Byron's soul to claim the body of its choice. Madam Magdala and Mary Godwin stopped them. Now Magdala runs the Book View Cafe. When members of the cafe community disappear, she finds herself with new mysteries to solve. The more she learns, the clearer it becomes that the Transference Engine is back.  
Novel, 312 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
DAW - 2016 - ISBN: 0756409535 / 9780756409531  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035161 $7.99
Stevenson, Noelle (creator / writer) / Watters, Shannon (creator / writer) / Nowak, Carolyn (artist) / Leiho, Marta (artist) / various artists  
Lumberjanes Volume 3: A Terrible Plan
Ages 10 and up. Full color. Reprints issues 9-12. On a quiet day at camp, Jo, April, and Ripley must stay on their toes as they try to earn as many badges as possible. Meanwhile, Mal and Molly's picnic in the woods takes a bizarre turn when they spot the Bear Woman, and follow her through a magical portal.  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Boom! - 2016 - ISBN: 1608868036 / 9781608868032  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034230 $14.99
Stevenson, Noelle (creator / writer) / Watters, Shannon (creator / writer) / Allen, Brooke (creator / artist)  
Lumberjanes Volume 4: Out of Time
Ages 10 and up. Full color. Reprints issues 14-17 of the comic. Camp counselor Jen just wants to teach the girls basic survival skills without any supernatural interruptions. But when Jen and the girls get separated, Jen finds herself in more trouble than ever, until a stranger swoops in to save the day. Who is this taxidermist, and what is her relationship to camp director Rosie?  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Boom! - 2016 - ISBN: 1608868605 / 9781608868605  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034935 $14.99
Stockbridge, Grant (Page, Norvell W.)  
Spider #08: Empire of Doom / The Spider and the Faceless One
Empire of Doom: With the White House itself hanging in the balance, the Spider must thwart a power-mad dictator.

The Spider and the Faceless One: The city burns as Wentworth seeks to unmask the elusive Munro, a murderous master of disguise.  
Omnibus, 144 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1934 / 1939)  
Sanctum Books - 2016 - ISBN: 1608771997 / 9781608771998  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034663 $14.95
Strahan, Jonathan (editor)  
Drowned Worlds
Fifteen original stories looking at the future, good or bad, we might face if the oceans rise.
    Contents
  • Introduction == Jonathan Strahan
  • Elves of Antarctica == Paul McAuley
  • Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit - Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts == Ken Liu
  • Venice Drowned == Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Brownsville Station == Christopher Rowe
  • Who Do You Love == Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • Because Change Was the Ocean and We Lived by Her Mercy == Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Common Tongue, the Present Tense, the Known == Nina Allan
  • What Is == Jeffrey Ford
  • Destroyed by the Waters == Rachel Swirsky
  • The New Venusians == Sean Williams
  • Inselberg == Nalo Hopkinson
  • Only Ten More Shopping Days Left Till Ragnarök == James Morrow
  • Last Gods == Sam J. Miller
  • Drowned == Lavie Tidhar
  • The Future Is Blue == Catherynne M. Valente
 
Anthology, 381 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2016 - ISBN: 1781084513 / 9781781084519  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034940 $14.99
Stross, Charles  
Laundry Files #6: The Annihilation Score
Mo has become custodian of an antique violin made of human bone, designed to produce music capable of slaughtering demons. It invades her dreams, yearning for the blood of her husband Bob Howard and her other Laundry colleagues - and despite Mo being a world-class violinist, it cannot be controlled.  
Novel, 404 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425281183 / 9780425281185  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035158 $7.99
Stross, Charles  
Laundry Files #7: The Nightmare Stacks
After accidentally becoming a vampire, Alex was drafted by the Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency. Now he's been dispatched to Leeds to help assess the cost of renovating a Cold War bunker into new headquarters. Unfortunately, Leeds is his hometown, and he's being pressured into visiting his judgmental parents.  
Novel, 385 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2016 - ISBN: 0425281191 / 9780425281192  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035075 $27.00
Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris  
The Doomed City
An experimental city is inhabited by people plucked from Earth's history and left to govern themselves under conditions established by the inscrutable Mentors. Andrei, an astronomer from 1950s Leningrad, is now a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the hierarchy, with devastating effect.  
Novel, 462 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Chicago Review - 2016 - ISBN: 1613735960 / 9781613735961  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034858 $27.99
Sugar, Rebecca (creator) / Jones-Quartey, Ian (story) / Sorese, Jeremy (writer) / Kendrick-Horton, Asia (artist) / Dukes, Rachel (artist)  
Steven Universe: Too Cool for School
Ages 8 and up. Full color. Steven is having a hard time fitting in at Connie's school. Connie just wants to graduate with good grades and a clean record. But when gem and homework collide, who knows what will happen?  
Graphic Novel, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Boom! - 2016 - ISBN: 1608867714 / 9781608867714  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034934 $14.99
Sutherland, Tui T.  
Wings of Fire #6: Moon Rising
Ages 8 and up. The war between the tribes is over, and the dragonets have a plan for lasting peace: a school where dragonets from all tribes can learn to live together. When someone starts attacking dragons in the school, young Moonwatcher must decide if she will stay hidden and safe, or risk everything to save her new friends.  
Novel, 298 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Scholastic - 2016 - ISBN: 0545685362 / 9780545685368  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034444 $6.99
Swanwick, Michael  
Not So Much, Said the Cat
Take a whirlwind journey across the globe and across time and space with these sf stories.  
Collection, 285 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Tachyon - 2016 - ISBN: 1616962283 / 9781616962289  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035011 $15.95
Tanaka, Yoshiki  
Legend of the Galactic Heroes #2: Ambition
When trouble erupts in the Free Planets Alliance, Yang Wen-li is ordered to use his tactical skills to put down the rebellion, but the ringleader is someone he once trusted deeply. In the Empire, Reinhard faces a new trial when the Emperor's death leads to an intensifying power struggle among the aristocracy.  
Novel, 281 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Haikasoru - 2016 - ISBN: 1421584956 / 9781421584959  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034954 $15.99
Taylor, Jodi  
St. Mary's #1: Just One Damned Thing After Another
Don't call it time travel; the historians of St. Mary's just happen to investigate major historical events in contemporary time. The first thing you learn on the job is that a wrong move will lead to history fighting back - sometimes in particularly nasty ways. And as new recruit Madeleine 'Max' Maxwell soon discovers, often it's not only history they're fighting.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 322 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 1597808687 / 9781597808682  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034256 $12.99
Taylor, Jodi  
St. Mary's #2: A Symphony of Echoes
Max and company visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches. They must also confront an enemy intent on destroying St. Mary's who is willing to destroy history itself to do it.

Recommended by Don  
Novel, 307 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st US Edition  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 1597808695 / 9781597808699  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New034257 $12.99
Tidhar, Lavie  
Bookman Histories #1: The Bookman
Plus bonus Orphan novelette 'Murder in the Cathedral'. When his beloved is killed in a terrorist atrocity committed by the sinister Bookman, young poet Orphan becomes enmeshed in a web of secrets and lies. His quest to uncover the truth takes him from the hidden catacombs of a London on the brink of revolution, through pirate-infested seas, to the mysterious island that may hold the secret to the origin not only of the shadowy Bookman, but of Orphan himself.  
Novel, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Angry Robot - 2016 - ISBN: 0857665979 / 9780857665973  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035107 $9.99
Tidhar, Lavie  
Bookman Histories #2: Camera Obscura
There's been a murder on the Rue Morgue. For detective Milady de Winter, it's not just who did it, but why - and just what does this have to do with the World's Fair taking shape in Chicago? The answers to her questions will take her to the very edge of reality.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2011 Sidewise Award for Best Long-Form Alternate History
 
Novel, 381 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2011)  
Angry Robot - 2016 - ISBN: 0857666002 / 9780857666000  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035108 $9.99
Tilahun, Na'amen Gobert  
The Root
After Erik learns he's Blooded, descended from the Gods, he discovers that a secret government agency is selling off Blooded to a rival branch of preternatural beings in 'Zebub, San Francisco's mirror city in an alternate dimension. Meanwhile, in 'Zebub, Lil delves into a forgotten history that those in power would rather keep buried.  
Novel, 411 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Night Shade - 2016 - ISBN: 1597808636 / 9781597808637  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035006 $14.99


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