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Arnason, Eleanor  
Ring of Swords
For half a century, Earth has been on the brink of total war with an implacable alien race. Biologist Anna Perez is the first to discover the truth - the hwarhath have segregated their society strictly along gender lines, to prevent the warlike males from harming women and children. In their eyes, humans are a dishonorable and barbaric race who may require extermination.  
Novel, 349 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1993)  
Aqueduct Press - 2018 - ISBN: 1619761408 / 9781619761407  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040088 $20.00
Baker, Richard  
Breaker of Empires #1: Valiant Dust
As a starship's new gunnery officer and the only Kashmiri officer, Sikander Singh North must constantly prove himself better than his Aquilan crewmates. When they are called to help with a planetary uprising, he will have to earn his unit's respect, find out who's arming the rebels, and deal with the daughter of the colonial ruler.  
Novel, 353 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Tor - 2018 - ISBN: 1250303850 / 9781250303851  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040576 $7.99
Ballard, J.G.  
The Crystal World
Through a leaking of time, the West African jungle begins to crystallize. Trees become jewels, and pythons with blind gemstone eyes rear in heraldic poses. Most people flee, but some, strangely entranced, drift through this forest dreamworld: a doctor pursuing his mistress; a Jesuit wielding a crystal cross; a tribe of lepers searching for Paradise.  
Novel, 187 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1966)  
Picador - 2018 - ISBN: 1250144809 / 9781250144805  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039979 $17.00
Ballard, J.G.  
Running Wild
At an exclusive suburban utopia outside of London, thirty-two adults have been murdered, and their children, all but one of them teenagers, have disappeared. What happened?  
Novella / Novelette, 103 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1988)  
Liveright - 2018 - ISBN: 1631493477 / 9781631493478  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040072 $13.95
Baxter, Stephen  
The Massacre of Mankind
Sequel to the H.G. Wells classic War of the Worlds. Fourteen years ago, the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that humanity knows how to defeat the Martian menace. Devices taken from their abandoned machines have led to technological leaps forward. But the Martians have been learning, too. And this time, they plan to stay.  
Novel, 486 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Broadway - 2018 - ISBN: 1524760137 / 9781524760137  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040456 $16.00
Berry, T.J.  
Reason #1: Space Unicorn Blues
A misfit crew races across the galaxy to prevent the genocide of magical creatures.  
Novel, 376 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Angry Robot - 2018 - ISBN: 0857667815 / 9780857667816  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040438 $12.99
Bickle, Laura  
Petra Dee #3: Nine of Stars
Something is stalking the Yellowstone backcountry, butchering wolves and leaving only their skins behind in the snow. And the new sheriff, a dangerously haunted man, isn't helping. It's up to Petra and her coyote sidekick Sig to get the best of both the sheriff and the unnatural being hunting them all.  
Novel, 368 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2017 - ISBN: 0062437666 / 9780062437662  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039437 $7.99
Bickle, Laura  
Petra Dee #4: Witch Creek
There's no magic on Earth that can defeat Petra's cancer diagnosis, or help find her missing husband. But she would bet all her remaining days that the answer to his disappearance lies in the subterranean world beneath the Rutherford Ranch.  
Novel, 363 pages, Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition  
Harper Voyager - 2018 - ISBN: 0062567314 / 9780062567314  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039449 $7.99
Black, Holly / Clare, Cassandra  
Magisterium #4: The Silver Mask
Ages 8 and up. Constantine didn't find a way to bring back the dead, but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside young Callum. Now Call is one of the Magisterium's most feared students: blamed for a devastating death, imprisoned, and interrogated. Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to, and how he lives on. But Call has no idea.  
Novel, 232 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Scholastic - 2018 - ISBN: 0545522382 / 9780545522380  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040085 $7.99
Boffard, Rob  
Adrift #1: Adrift
At a remote mining facility and luxury hotel in deep space, tourists board a small vessel to take in the stunning views. But while they're out there, a ship attacks the station. The tourists escape with their lives, but soon realize they may be the only survivors. Adrift in an under-equipped ship, they'll have to figure out how to work together if they want to get home alive.  
Novel, 371 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Edition  
Orbit - 2018 - ISBN: 0316519111 / 9780316519113  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039585 $15.99
Boop, David (editor)  
Straight Outta Tombstone
Steampunk, fantasy, and sf stories set in the Old West.  
Anthology, 357 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2017 Trade PB  
Baen - 2018 - ISBN: 1481483498 / 9781481483490  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040945 $7.99
Bova, Ben  
Grand Tour #04: Venus
The surface of Venus can melt aluminum. The air pressure can crush spacecraft landers. The atmosphere is poisonous. This is where Van Humphries must go. Or die trying.  
Novel, 405 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2000)  
Tor - 2018 - ISBN: 1250186684 / 9781250186683  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039955 $8.99
Brett, Peter V.  
Demon Cycle #5: The Core
War is at hand, and humanity cannot hope to win it unless Arlen, Jardir, and Renna can force a captured demon prince to lead them to the Core, where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army. Trusting their closest confidantes to rally the fractious people of the Free Cities and lead them against the swarm, Arlen, Renna, and Jardir set out on a desperate quest into the darkest depths of evil.  
Novel, 804 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Del Rey - 2018 - ISBN: 0345531515 / 9780345531513  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040309 $8.99
Brodsky, Jordanna Max  
Olympus Bound #3: Olympus Bound
A cult hungry for ancient power has kidnapped Selene's father and targeted her friends. To save them, she must face the past she's been running from, and journey back to the seat of her immortal power.  
Novel, 496 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2018 HC  
Orbit - 2018 - ISBN: 0316306231 / 9780316306232  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039598 $15.99
Brust, Steven  
Vlad Taltos #14: Hawk
For years, Vlad has run to avoid the Jhereg assassins pursuing him. Now he's back in the Imperial capital, where his family and friends are. He means to stay there this time - whatever happens, and whatever it takes.  
Novel, 306 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 2014 HC  
Tor - 2018 - ISBN: 0765364042 / 9780765364043  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040575 $7.99
Bujold, Lois McMaster  
Vorkosigan #07: Brothers in Arms
Signed by the author on the title page. The Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet is at Earth for repairs. Miles Vorkosigan has been assigned to the Barrayaran embassy. Situations make it difficult for him to keep his Naismith and Vorkosigan identities separate, and the multiple identities become even more confused when the Komarran resistance introduces a clone of Miles.  
Novel, 263 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1989)  
Baen - 2018 - ISBN: 1481483315 / 9781481483315  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040174 $16.00
Bujold, Lois McMaster  
World of the Five Gods: Mira's Last Dance
Signed by the author on the title page. Penric tries to guide betrayed General Arisaydia and his sister Nikys to safety in the Duchy of Orbas. In the town of Sosie, the fugitives encounter unexpected delays, and even more unexpected opportunities and hazards, as courtesan Mira of Adria - one of ten dead women whose imprints make up chaos demon Desdemona's personality - comes to the fore with her own special expertise.  
Novella / Novelette, 159 pages, Hardcover, 1st Trade Edition  
Subterranean - 2018 - ISBN: 159606854X / 9781596068544  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039391 $25.00
Bunch, David R.  
Moderan
Collection of chilling and prescient stories about ecological apocalypse, artificial intelligence, and the merging of human and machine in an effort to survive.  
Novel, 330 pages, Trade Paperback, 1st Thus  
New York Review - 2018 - ISBN: 1681372541 / 9781681372549  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040458 $16.95
Butcher, Jim  
Dresden Files: Brief Cases
Signed by the author on the title page. Short fiction starring the Windy City's favorite wizard, including an original novella.  
Collection, 437 pages, Hardcover, 1st Edition  
Ace - 2018 - ISBN: 0451492102 / 9780451492104  
Book Condition: New. Jacket Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040373 $28.00
Butler, D.J. (Dave)  
City of the Saints
Autographing at Uncle Hugo's Wednesday, September 25, 5-6pm. 1859: With war on the way, all eyes turn west to the Kingdom of Deseret. Orson Pratt's perfection of airship technology has every power scrambling to get Deseret's Brigham Young into the war as its ally, or permanently sidelined. The stakes only rise with rumors that Pratt's newest invention is a working phlogiston cannon.  
Novel, 380 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012)  
WordFire - 2015 - ISBN: 1614753474 / 9781614753476  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040114 $15.99
Butler, D.J. (Dave)  
Rock Band Fights Evil 1-3: Band on the Run
Autographing at Uncle Hugo's Wednesday, September 25, 5-6pm. A dogged band of damned rock & rollers struggle to save themselves. Can they get the fragment of Azazel's hoof, their bargaining chip? Once they get it, can they keep it? And who else might have designs on the hoof, or on the band members?  
Collection, 350 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012)  
WordFire - 2016 - ISBN: 1614753881 / 9781614753889  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040113 $15.99
Butler, D.J. (Dave)  
Rock Band Fights Evil 4-6: The Road to Hell
Autographing at Uncle Hugo's Wednesday, September 25, 5-6pm. The damned rock & rollers struggle to escape from a trap set for them, and head for Hell by way of Mab's Queendom. They arrive in time for the start of the Liminal Year, but can they make it through the hordes of Hell to the Council Chamber?  
Collection, 355 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 2012)  
WordFire - 2017 - ISBN: 1614755701 / 9781614755708  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040112 $18.99
Butler, Octavia - of interest: Pierce, Alexandra (editor) / Mondal, Mimi (editor)  
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler
A celebration of pioneering African-American sf writer Octavia Butler, featuring original essays and letters exploring her depiction of power relations, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in sf.

Awards:
♦  Finalist for the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Related Work
 
Nonfiction, 409 pages, Trade Paperback, Print on Demand  
Twelfth Planet - 2017 - ISBN: 1922101443 / 9781922101440  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040063 $26.99
Caine, Rachel  
Great Library #3: Ash and Quill
Ages 14 and up. Jess and his band of exiles are imprisoned in Philadelphia, whose leaders would rather burn books than submit to the Great Library. But Jess and his friends have a bargaining chip: the knowledge to build a machine that will break the Library's rule.  
Novel, 338 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Berkley - 2018 - ISBN: 0451473159 / 9780451473158  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New040421 $9.99
Canavan, Trudi  
Millennium's Rule #3: Successor's Promise
Five years have passed since the Rebels confronted the Raen. Now, as war threatens Rielle and Tyen's hard-won peace, and Qall comes of age, loyalties will be tested and decided.  
Novel, 564 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint of 2017 HC  
Orbit - 2018 - ISBN: 0316209295 / 9780316209298  
Book Condition: New.  
Already Received   ID: #New039587 $15.99


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