Uncle Hugo's Newsletter 115
Recently Received & Forthcoming Books
Alphabetical by Author
The Best of the Harvard Lampoon
Selections from the Lampoon's extensive archives, featuring writers who have gone on to shape the comedy and literary landscape, along with some of the best cartoons, illustrations, and satirical advertisements.
Aaronovitch, Ben (writer) / Cartmel, Andrew (writer) / Sullivan, Lee (artist)
Rivers of London GN #2: Night Witch
Full color. New story taking place after novel 5. When a Russian oligarch's daughter is seemingly kidnapped by a Leshy, the Folly must delve into the supernatural to find the truth, because Leshies don't exist - and if they did, they wouldn't be found in Kent. For this case, they'll need some help from Varvara Tamonina.
Street thug Riko has some serious issues - memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie. And the only people who can help are the mercenaries who think she screwed them over.
Novel, 414 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition
Ages 8 and up. Gabe is rescued from the moon by Kaen, another Ambassador, but the news is not good. The Outlast - aliens who wipe out all other creatures - have set their sights on Earth. They travel via lanes created by the mysterious Machinae. No one has communicated with the Machinae in centuries, but Nadia, Earth's previous Ambassador, is determined to try, and Gabe and Kaen want to help her. They don't know the Outlast have discovered their plans, and are sending assassins to stop them.
Novel, 264 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC
A tribute to Poul Anderson, including thirteen original stories and novellas as well as reminiscences.
Introduction: My Friend Poul == Greg Bear
Outmoded Things == Nancy Kress
The Man Who Came Late == Harry Turtledove
A Slip in Time == S. M. Stirling
Living and Working with Poul Anderson == Karen Anderson
Dancing on the Edge of the Dark == C.J. Cherryh
The Lingering Joy == Stephen Baxter
Operation Xibalba == Eric Flint
Tales Told == Astrid Anderson Bear
The Fey of Cloudmoor == Terry Brooks
Christmas in Gondwanaland == Robert Silverberg
Latecomers == David Brin
An Appreciation of Poul Anderson == Jerry Pournelle
A Candle == Raymond E. Feist
The Far End == Larry Niven
Bloodpride == Gregory Benford
Three Lilies and Three Leopards (And a Participation Ribbon in Science) == Tad Williams
Anthology, 567 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC
Baen - 2016 - ISBN: 1476781745 / 9781476781747
Book Condition: New.
Uncommon Magic #1: A Pocket Full of Murder
Ages 9 and up. In the spell-powered city, the wealthy have all the magic they need, while the working class struggles to get by. When her father is accused of using magic to kill an influential citizen, twelve-year-old Isaveth is determined to prove his innocence.
Novel, 340 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC
Ages 9 and up. Isaveth never dreamed she'd be able to study at the most exclusive magical school in the city, but old enemies and new confront her at every turn, and she begins to suspect her scholarship might be more of a trap than a gift.
Warhammer 40,000: Beast Arises #09: Watchers in Death
The attempt to destroy the orks' leader has ended in catastrophe, and the military forces of the Imperium have been reduced to tatters. Koorland now knows that brute force is not the answer; he creates small, mixed Chapter units of Adeptus Astartes to hit the enemy hard with deadly accuracy. But will this be enough to tip the balance?
Novel, 198 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition
Black Library - 2016 - ISBN: 1784962058 / 9781784962050
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued.