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Lyons, Malcolm C. (translated by)  
Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange
The first English translation of a collection of eighteen medieval Arab fantasy stories.
    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgements
  • The Story of the King of the Two Rivers, Saihun and Jaihun, His Son Kaukab and His Experience with the Chamberlain Ghasb. An Astonishing Tale.
  • The Story of Talha, the Son of the Qadi of Fustat, and What Happened to Him with His Slave Girl Tuhfa and How She Was Taken Away from Him and What Hardships Befell Until There Was Relief After Grief.
  • The Story of the six Men: The Hunchbacked, the One-Eyed, the Blnid, the Crippled, The Man Whose Lips Had Been Cut Off and the Seller of Glassware.
  • The Story of the Four Hidden Treasures and the Strange Things That Occurred.
  • The First Quest.
  • The Story of the Second Quest, with Its Marvels and Terrors.
  • The Story of the Third Quest, for the Crown.
  • The Story of the Fourth Quest, for the Golden Tube.
  • The Story of the Forty Girls and What Happened to Them with the Prince.
  • The Story of Julnar of the Sea and the Marvels of the Sea Encountered by Her.
  • The Story of 'Arus al-'Ara'is and Her Deceit, As Well As the Wonders of the Seas and Islands.
  • The Story of Budur and 'Umair Son of Jubair al-Shaibani with al-Khali' the Damascan, with News and Poetry about Them.
  • The Story of Abu Disa, Nicknamed the Bird, and the Marvels of His Strange and Comical Story.
  • The Story of Sul and Shumul with Reports and Poetry, and How Shumul Was Abducted, As Well As What Ordeals Her Cousin Sul Faced and How the Two Were Reunited. It Is a Marvellous Tale.
  • the Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands.
  • The Story of Miqdad and Mayasa, Together with Poetry and Reports, and the Conversion of Miqdad and Mayasa at the Hand of 'Ali Son of Abu Talib, the Exalted by God.
  • The Story of Sakhr and al Khansa' and of Miqdam and Haifa'. With Poetry and Prose.
  • The Story of Sa'id Son of Hatim al-Bahili and the Marvels He Encountered at Sea and with the Monk Simeon.
  • The Story of Muhammad the Foundling and Harun al-Rashid.
  • The Story of Ashraf and Anjab and the Marvellous Things That Happened to Them.
  • The Story of the Talisman Mountain and Its Marvels.
  • The Story of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle. It Contains Strange and Marvellous Things.
  • Glossary
 
Anthology, 447 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2015 HC  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 0241299950 / 9780241299951  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037848 $18.00
Lyons, Susan W.  
Time's Oldest Daughter
As the cosmic Big Bang propels Time, energy, and matter into motion, God and Satan squabble over their respective domains while Sin and her son Death stew in despair at the Gates of Hell. All she wants is to care for her child, who has an enormous appetite but nothing to eat in their prison, other than herself. Then Sin notices the clean and sparkling garden of Eden, where Death's cousins Adam and Eve enjoy delightful childhoods and plenty of fresh, wholesome food in a setting where Death himself could thrive. What is a good mother to do?  
Novel, 235 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Aqueduct - 2017 - ISBN: 161976105X / 9781619761056  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037507 $18.00
Maberry, Jonathan (editor) / Romero, George (editor)  
Nights of the Living Dead
Original horror stories set during the initial 48 hours of the zombie outbreak.  
Anthology, 368 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
St. Martin's Griffin - 2017 - ISBN: 1250112249 / 9781250112248  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037548 $17.99
MacBride, Stuart  
A Dark So Deadly
An ancient mummy has turned up at the Oldcastle tip,and DC Callum MacGregor of the Misfit Mob - where Police Scotland dumps its problem officers - is tasked with finding out where it was stolen from. When he uncovers links between the mummy and missing young men, the Misfit Mob find themselves the only thing standing between the killer's victims and a slow, lingering death.  
Novel, 596 pages, Hardcover, 1st US Edition  
Harper - 2017 - ISBN: 0007494688 / 9780007494682  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037036 $26.99
Macdonald, Ross  
Lew Archer: Four Later Novels: Black Money / The Instant Enemy / The Goodbye Look / The Underground Man
Black Money: Hired to find a missing wealthy man, Archer soon finds himself investigating a suspicious seven-year-old suicide.

The Instant Enemy: Archer's search for a runaway teen and her troubled - and possibly murderous - boyfriend uncovers a morass of hidden wrongs.

The Goodbye Look: A burglary investigation takes a more drastic turn with the discovery of a body in an abandoned car on a beach.

The Underground Man: A raging wildfire stirred by the Santa Ana winds is the prelude to a chain of kidnapping and murder in which nihilistic youthful rebellion is pitted against the hypocrisies and depravities of the previous generation.  
Omnibus, 908 pages, Hardcover, Reprint (originally published in 1965 / 1968 / 1969 / 1971)  
Library of America - 2017 - ISBN: 159853534X / 9781598535341  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037884 $40.00
MacNaughton, Laurence  
Dru Jasper #2: A Kiss Before Doomsday
On the streets of Denver, monstrous creatures are dragging off anyone with magical powers, and signs point to forbidden necromancy. Dru will need her friends - and her enemies - to infiltrate the fortress of a powerful sorcerer intent on bringing about doomsday.  
Novel, 292 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
PYR - 2017 - ISBN: 1633882675 / 9781633882676  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037836 $18.00
MacNeal, Susan Elia  
Maggie Hope #7: The Paris Spy
1942: One of England's most intrepid spies has discovered that the Germans have a mole working deep in the SOE. From Paris, Maggie must unmask the traitor.  
Novel, 301 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Bantam - 2017 - ISBN: 0399593802 / 9780399593802  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037895 $26.00
MacNiven, Robbie  
Warhammer 40,000: Carcharodons: Red Tithe
On the prison world of Zartak, the Night Lords have come. Then from the void another fleet emerges: the savage Carcharodon Astra. As the two packs of predators search for a young inmate with unnatural talents, the corridors run red with blood.  
Novel, 366 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Black Library - 2017 - ISBN: 1784964484 / 9781784964481  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037657 $16.00
Magary, Drew  
The Hike
Ben takes a hike, but once in the woods he realizes the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. He finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.  
Novel, 278 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 0399563873 / 9780399563874  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037829 $16.00
Mann, George (editor)  
Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes
Famous associates of the Great Detective - colleagues, clients, and villains - narrate these original stories, mostly by horror and steampunk authors.  
Anthology, 387 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Titan - 2017 - ISBN: 1783299320 / 9781783299324  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037936 $14.95
Maron, Margaret  
Sigrid Harald #9: Take Out
Sigrid is called to investigate the deaths of two homeless men in the West Village. When containers of poisoned takeout food are found nearby, the case is suddenly much more complicated.  
Novel, 308 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Grand Central - 2017 - ISBN: 1455567353 / 9781455567355  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036935 $27.00
Martin, Gail Z.  
Darkhurst #1: Scourge
The city-state of Ravenwood is wealthy and corrupt. Corran, Rigan, and Kell Valmonde are Guild Undertakers, whose magic helps souls pass and, in Rigan's case, allows him to hear the secrets of the dead. When ghosts expose the hidden sins of the powerful, the Valmondes must decide whether to fight back.  
Novel, 559 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Solaris - 2017 - ISBN: 1781085587 / 9781781085585  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037638 $15.99
Martin, George R.R. (editor)  
Dead Man's Hand
A mosaic novel. The queen of the Joker underworld has been found murdered. Two men are out to find her killer: the Ace PI who discovered her body, and the vigilante archer who has been framed for the crime.  
Anthology, 347 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1990)  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765335611 / 9780765335616  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037586 $17.99
Martin, George R.R. (writer) / Avery, Ben (adaptation) / Miller, Mike S. (artist)  
Song of Fire and Ice GN Prequel #3: The Mystery Knight
Full color. Dunk and Egg are lured off the kingsroad by a tournament with a rare trophy: a dragon's egg. But a treasonous plot is more likely to hatch - someone is on to Egg's true identity.  
Graphic Novel, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Bantam - 2017 - ISBN: 0345549392 / 9780345549396  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037811 $26.00
Martin, Kat  
Beyond Reason
Carly Drake is burying Drake Trucking's top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking and murder. Faced with bankruptcy and anonymous threats, Carly teams up with Linc Cain to find out who's trying to shut down her family's business.  
Novel, 388 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Zebra - 2017 - ISBN: 1420143158 / 9781420143157  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037740 $7.99
Martinez, Juan  
Best Worst American
Fantasy and sf short stories about displacement, exile, and identity.  
Collection, 201 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Small Beer - 2017 - ISBN: 1618731246 / 9781618731241  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New035551 $16.00
Martinez, Michael J.  
MJ-12 #1: Inception
In the aftermath of World War II, normal people across the US have inexplicably gained paranormal abilities. These Variants will be controlled by a secret government program, opening a new front in the Cold War. And, in a deadly world of shifting alliances, they will soon learn there are others out there like them, with far more malevolent goals.  
Novel, 310 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Night Shade - 2017 - ISBN: 1597808997 / 9781597808996  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038022 $7.99
Maslakovic, Neve  
Olsen & Kirkland #3: The Bellbottom Incident
Julie and Nate are facing their toughest challenge: their adopted niece from the lost city of Pompeii has gone missing, in the bellbottom decade of all places, with the only clues to her whereabouts hidden in a Vonnegut novel.  
Novel, 238 pages, Trade Paperback  
Westmarch - 2017 - ISBN: 1942458037 / 9781942458036  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038050 $13.99
Mathews, Francine  
Merry Folger #5: Death on Nantucket
In her latest murder investigation, Merry grapples with a family of unreliable storytellers - some incapable of recalling the past, others determined that it never be known - to get to the truth.  
Novel, 274 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Soho Crime - 2017 - ISBN: 1616957379 / 9781616957377  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037875 $24.95
May, Andrew  
Destination Mars
What's it like on Mars, and why should anyone want to go there? How do you get there, and what are the risks? May answers these questions and more.  
Nonfiction, 163 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Icon - 2017 - ISBN: 1785782258 / 9781785782251  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New038035 $12.95
May, Peter  
Enzo Files #4: Freeze Frame
A man, dead for twenty years, left clues in his study designed to reveal his killer's identity; forensics ace Enzo Macleod follows them to a tiny French island, where the locals have no desire to see the long-ago murder back in the headlines.  
Novel, 327 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2010)  
Quercus - 2017 - ISBN: 1681443546 / 9781681443546  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New036946 $14.99
McCafferty, Keith  
Sean Stranahan #5: Buffalo Jump Blues
Sheriff Martha Ettinger is investigating the death of a young man at a buffalo jump site. PI Sean Stranahan is searching for a young woman's old flame - which leads him right into the buffalo jump case.  
Novel, 304 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Penguin - 2017 - ISBN: 0143128876 / 9780143128878  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037907 $16.00
McCormack, Una  
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Enigma Tales
Dr. Katherine Pulaski and Dr. Peter Alden find themselves at odds with Garak and embroiled in the politics of Cardassia's prestigious University of the Union.  
Novel, 347 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Pocket - 2017 - ISBN: 1501152580 / 9781501152580  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037669 $7.99
McGuire, Seanan (aka Grant, Mira)  
Wayward Children #2: Down Among the Sticks and Bones
Before they wound up at the Eleanor West Home, twin girls Jack and Jill found themselves thrust into a world of monsters and mad scientists, and something they never expected to experience: choice.  
Novella, 187 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Tor - 2017 - ISBN: 0765392038 / 9780765392039  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037567 $17.99
McHugh, Laura  
Arrowood
Arden has inherited Arrowood, an ornate historical home near the Mississippi River in southern Iowa, and returns there determined to finally establish what happened to her twin sisters there twenty years ago.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2017 Thriller Award for Best Novel
 
Novel, 270 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2016 HC  
Spiegel & Grau - 2017 - ISBN: 0812986415 / 9780812986419  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New037902 $16.00


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