J. R. R. Tolkien – The Fall of Arthur edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien, his unfinished version of some of the Arthurian myth, with notes, etc. on it’s relevance to Middle Earth…
James Barclay – Beyond the Mists of Katura book 3 of Elves. Volume 1 was Once Walked With Gods and v2 was Rise of the TaiGethen
Jasper Kent – The People’s Will the 4th in his Danilov Quintet; vampires and Russian history, set in 1881
Star Trek – Into Darkness novelisation by Alan Dean Foster
in ‘B’ format:
Daniel Abraham – The King’s Blood sequel to The Dragon’s Path. Epic fantasy.
James Barclay - Rise of the TaiGethen book 2 of Elves. Volume 1 was Once Walked With Gods
Guy Adams – Makes You Stronger Deadbeat #1, set around a struggling jazz club. The owners see a body being abducted from a neighbouring cemetery, but it’s still alive!
Christopher Priest – The Dream Archipelago revised and expanded edition; now with 8 stories! The Trace of Him and The Discharge are new to this edition.
Warhammer – Headtaker by David Guymer
Warhammer 40,000 – Angel of Fire the 1st book of The Manchurian Crusade trilogy by William King
Warhammer 40,000 – Redemption omnibus edition of Ben Counter‘s first three Soul Drinkers novels Soul Drinker, The Bleeding Chalice and Crimson Tears Warhammer 40,000 – Annihilation omnibus edition of Ben Counter‘s Soul Drinkers novels Chapter War, Hellforged and Phallanx
Black Static issue #34, dated May-June 2013
Lauren Beukes – The Shining Girls cross-time murder mystery! From the author of Zoo City
John Scalzi – The Human Division the latest book set in the same background as Old Man’s War
in large format:
Daniel Abraham – The Tyrant’s Law the 3rd in his Dagger and the Coin series, which began with The Dragon’s Path and then The King’s Blood. Epic fantasy!
Linda Nagata – The Red: First Light part one of her new series, set in the endless future wars waged to keep the arms manufacturers’ profits up…
in ‘B’ format:
Jack Campbell – Guardian continuing the adventures of The Lost Fleet Beyond the Frontier. Sequel to Dreadnaught and Invincible
Gary Gibson – Stealing Light reprint of volume 1 of his epic space-spanning Shoal Trilogy. Nova War (vol 2) and Empire of Light (vol 3) are also available again.
Alex Hughes – Clean the 1st Mindspace novel, about a detective who used to be in the Telepath’s Guild until they kicked him out! Volume 2, Sharp, came in a couple of weeks ago.
Christa Faust – The Zodiac Paradox the 1st in the Fringe series, about drug induced mind-linking and a menace it allows access to from another world…
James Axler - Sorrow Space the latest Outlanders adventure
Raymond E. Feist – Magician‘s End the final book in his epic 30 year long Riftwar Cycle!
Raymond E. Feist – Magician hardcover re-issue of the 10th anniversary revised edition of the classic fantasy novel which began The Riftwar Cycle.
Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor – Portal the 3rd in their series that began with Boundary and Threshold
Charlaine Harris – Dead Ever After the 13th and final Sookie Stackhouse novel!
Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves – The Silver Dream the sequel to their 7007 Interworld
Neil Gaiman - ‘Make Good Art’ Speech the text, spiffily laid out, of his encouraging speech
in large format:
Paula Guran (editor) – New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird 27 stories by many top authors dating from 2000 onwards…
in ‘B’ format:
Adam Roberts – Jack Glass winner of the Best Novel of the Year Award from the BSFA
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long Earth what if infinite parallel worlds were literally a step away? So long as you had a potato!
Eric Brown – The Serene Invasion friendly aliens arrive offering peace on Earth, but not everyone want it!
Michael Logan – Apocalypse Cow instead of BSE, herds of zombie cows!
Ian Tregellis – Necessary Evil the 3rd in the Milkweed Triptych set in an alternate WW2 with psychics and warlocks!
John Scalzi – Redshirts humourous approach to life below decks on a starship, and the survival rate!
Chuck Wendig – Unclean Spirits a Gods and Monsters novel; Cason Cole is seeking revenge for, well, everything!
M. John Harrison – Climbers re-issue of his classic 1989 novel.
Ian Douglas – Deep Space the 4th in his Star Carrier sequence
Gini Koch – Alien in the House the 7th in the series…
Stephen Leigh – Assassin’s Dawn omnibus edition of his Hoorka Trilogy, consisting of Slow Fall to Dawn, Dance of the Hag & A Quiet of Stone
Barb Hendee – The Mist-Tirn Witches 1st book in her new series, about 2 sisters and again set in the world of the Noble Dead…
Michelle Sagara – Silence part 1 of The Queen of the Dead, her new urban fantasy series…
Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms – Elminster Enraged the latest Elminster adventure by Ed Greenwood
Alex Archer – The Vanishing Tribe the latest Rogue Angel adventure…
David Mazzucchelli – Asterios Polyp h/c graphic stories, lots of mauve & yellow!
Alexandro Jodorowsky & O. G. Boiscommun – Pietrolino full colour h/c graphic novel, dedicated to the late Marcel Marceau, who inspired the story and appears as a character. From Humanoids
Chihoi – The Library b&w h/c; 8 short stories
Jess Fink – We Can Fix It: A Time Travel Memoir humourous b&w graphic novel
Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick – Feynman full colour graphic novel biography of the Nobel Prize winning physicist
Heavy Metal – #262 this issue has 2 separate pairs of covers back to back, so it looks like 4 different issues but it’s all the same one!
Juxtapoz – #148 cover date May 2013. Cover by Kenny Scharf
Sergei Lukyanenko – The New Watch the 5th in the Night Watch series
Hugh Howey – Shift the prequel to Wool
Sarah Pinsborough – Poison re-telling of the dark story of Snow White…
Jeff Noon – Vurt re-issue of his most famous novel on it’s 20th anniversary
James Daily, J.D. & Ryan Davidson, J.D. – The Laws of Superheroes tongue-in-cheek look by two Justice Dept. lawyers at how all sorts of laws would affect superheroes! (based on US law)
Doctor Who – Plague of the Cybermen by Justin Roberts, The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs and Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand, all from the BBC and featuring the 11th Doctor
in large format:
Rob Reid – Year Zero two strange aliens ask for help in sorting out horrible copyright problems arising from all other aliens becoming hooked on Terran pop songs from 1977 onwards (when Earth was discovered by them)
Jon Courtney Grimwood – The Exiled Blade the final volume in his Assassini trilogy
David Weber & BuNine – House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion 170 page novel I Will Build My House of Steel plus a further 260 pages (with colour insert) of everything you ever wanted to know about the background to the series!
in ‘B’ format:
James S. A. Corey – Caliban’s War book 2 of his Expanse series; I enjoyed it even more than #1, Leviathan Wakes…
Peter F. Hamilton – Great North Road interstellar intrigue and murder!, starting in Newcastle!
Charles Stross – The Traders’ War the 2nd omnibus volume of his Merchant Princes set, containing The Clan Corporate and The Merchants’ War
China Mieville – Railsea set in a world where trains crisscross the world endlessly
Max Frei – The Stranger’s Woes sequel to The Stranger and volume 2 of The Labyrinths of Echo, about dreamer Max and his exploits in the magical Echo City. Translated from Russian by Polly Gannon & Ast A. Moore
Justin Gustainis – Play With Fire and Midnight at the Oasis two novel-length cases in one volume for white witch Libby Chastain and Dracula’s killer’s great grandson, Quincy Morris
Freda Warrington – A Taste of Blood Wine vampires and decadence in 1920s Europe. 1st published in 1992
Aiden Harte – Irenicon the river divides the city of Rasenna into two feuding halves…
Jon Courtney Grimwood – The Outcast Blade the 2nd volume in his Assassini fantasy series
Mark Lawrence – King of Thorns epic fantasy; book 2 of The Broken Empire and sequel to Prince of Thorns
Adrian Barnes – Nod apart from a few people who can’t wake up, nobody in the world can go to sleep at all, day after nightmare day…
Jeff Noon – Pollen smart-looking re-issue. Is pollen a new drug, or a poison?
Max Brooks – World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War film tie-in edition; 1st issued in 2006
Timothy Zahn – Judgment at Proteus the 5th Quadrail adventure for Frank Compton…
Mercedes Lackey with Cody Martin, Dennis Lee & Veronica Giguere – World Divided sequel to Invasion. The superheroes have driven back the alien war machines…
Rhiannon Frater – Siege part 3 of As the World Dies. After the zombie plague is over…
Bill Evans – Blackmail Earth fast-moving thriller with climate change and jihadists in Mauritius. Premier size
M. L. N. Hanover – Graveyard Child the 5th adventure involving the Black Sun’s Daughter
Caitlin Kittredge – Dark Days the 5th Black London novel,; there’s a revolt brewing in Hell… and Jack has to ask demon for a favour
A. A. Aguirre – Bronze Gods – the 1st Apparatus Infernum adventure; Edwardian
crime and horror for the Division’s best team, Janus Mikani & Celeste Ritsuko
Naomi Novik – Crucible of Gold the 7th Temeraire novel, about dragons in the Napoleonic Age
James Swain – Dark Magic everybody thinks Peter Warlock is only a stage magician…
Dean R. Koontz – Odd Apocalypse the 5th book about Odd Thomas, who can see the dead. Premier size
Dana Fredsti – Plague Nation the 2nd Ashley Parker adventure, fighting the zombie apocalypse…
Star Trek – The Folded World the latest Original Series adventure by Jeff Mariotte
World of Warcraft – Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War the latest novel in the gaming scenario by Christie Golden
Tom Gauld – You’re All Just Jealous Of My Jetpack neat little hardback with the best of his Guardian comics
Doctor Who – Eldrad Must Die Big Finish adventure #172, with Peter Davidson
Lucius Shepard – Five Autobiographies and a Fiction six substantial short stories; I’ve only read one of them, Dog-Eared Paperback of My Life, but it was very good!
Dave Freer – Cuttlefish steampunk-style submarine adventure in the globe-spanning British Empire of 1953, in which global warming has already flooded many areas, including London!
Dave Freer – The Steam Mole sequel to Cuttlefish, with the action moving to the Australian desert, or beneath it!
Barbara Hambly – Good Man Friday the 12th Benjamin January case
in large format:
David Weber – A Beautiful Friendship the 1st Star Kingdom YA novel, featuring young Stephanie Harrington, one of Honor’s illustrious ancestors.
James Smythe – The Explorer sent to document the space mission, journalist Cormac is eventually the only astronaut left to carry it out!
Matt Ruff – The Miracle alternate history where on 9/11 Christian fundamentalists fly planes into key Middle Eastern sites. Saddam Hussein investigates… From the author of Bad Monkeys
Rhonda Riley – The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope Evelyn finds a body, which isn’t dead, but turns out to be an alien whom she later marries…
Graham Harman – Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy a serious and also readable look at HPL’s writings
Gillian I. Leitch (editor) – Doctor Who in Time and Space 16 serious essays giving an in depth view of the whole series from 1962.
in ‘B’ format:
Charles Stross – The Bloodline Feud omnibus edition of the first two volumes of his Merchant Princes series. Signed copies available soon.
Eric Brown – Starship Seasons 4 linked novellas, set on the colony planet Chalcedony: Starship Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.
Wesley Chu – The Lives of Tao lowly IT tech Roen discovers he has an alien mind-parasite in his brain, and it wants to leave the planet!
Susan Beth Pfeffer – Life As We Knew It a meteor nodges the Moon closer to the Earth, and devastation and chaos result!
Keith Riegert & Sam Kaplan – Professor Jonathan T. Buck’s Mysterious Airship Notebook fun hardback, with tips on how to draw airships, etc.
Atelier – Artwork of Arland big full colour softback showing the manga characters and costumes
Things to do with DOMO little hardback with ideas and material for customising various items!
Royden Lepp – Visitor in the Field volume 1 of Rust, set in the 1930s in which a young boy finds an advanced jetpack. Adventures follow! Very nice looking hardback with muted colour art thoughout
Royden Lepp – Secrets of the Cell volume 2 of Rust, which is a little like The Rocketeer comic, but with a younger hero. Looks great!
Locus – April cover date; #627 overall
Sci-fi & Fantasy Modeller – #29
Brick Journal – #23 Star Wars issue!
You Can Build It – Book 2 Lego instruction manual
Doctor Who – The Justice of Jalxar full cast drama #274 from Big Finish, with Tom Baker & Mary Tamm
Ken Kalfus – Equilateral a Victorian scientist wants to wants to create a gigantic equilateral triangle in the Egyptian desert, visible as a sign of intelligence by the Martians he’s confident exist.
James Smythe – The Machine memory machines have been banned but Beth is desperate to restore her husband to how he was before the war…
Chris Beckett – The Peacock Cloak signed & numbered (of 150) hardback collection from the author of Dark Eden
John Varley – Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories signed & numbered (of 1000) short story collection from Subterranean Press. 11 stories, previously uncollected apparently.
in large format:
Lilith Saintcrow – Jill Kismet: The Complete Series all six books, i.e. Night Shift, Hunter’s Prayer, Redemption Alley, Flesh Circus, Heaven’s Spite & Angel Town
Karl Schroeder – Ashes of Candesce the 5th in his Virga series
Phillip Mann – The Disestablishment of Paradise a colony planet proves to be too inhospitable, but not all the colonists want to leave…
Chris Beckett – The Peacock Cloak softcover edition of his short story collection, from Newcon Press
Karin Tidbeck – Jagannath collection of weirdy dark stories by this Swedish author. I’d have missed this if Hannu Rajaniemi hadn’t told me about it… Here’s a short story to give some idea of what she’s like (but it’s not in the book!)
in ‘B’ format:
Pippa Goldschmidt – The Falling Sky young astronomer Jeanette may have made an important discovery, but her life is spiralling out of control…
James Smythe – The Testimony a possibly religious event happens and all sorts of meanings are attached to it around the world…
Ken MacLeod – The Human Front latest in the Outspoken Authors series from PM Press. Includes the novella, a piece about it, another short essay, an interview with Terry Bisson and a bibliography.
Signed copies will be available. Previous authors in this fascinating series include Ursula LeGuin and Rudy Rucker.
Doctor Who – The Seeds of War Big Finish full cast adventure #171 with Colin Baker & Bonnie Langford
Doctor Who – Voyage to the New World Classic Doctors #2 from Big Finish, also with Colin Baker. The solution to the Croatan mystery!
Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen – Judgement Day: The Science of Discvworld IV just what it says on the cover!
Christopher Fowler – Film Freak the autobiograhical sequel to Paperboy. A quick reprise of his chiuldhood leads into his life in the failing British film industry of the 1970s… I really enjoyed the first book a couple of years ago
in ‘B’ format:
Ian Whates (editor) – Solaris Rising 2 another 19 original stories
Warhammer – Elves omnibus edition all by Graham McNeill containing Defenders of Ulthuan, Deathmasque and Guardians of the Forest plus another 100+ pages with 3 more short stories
Gary Baseman – The Door is Always Open fully illustrated hardback of his work
Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Picaret & Jean-Claude Gal – Armies from the pages of the first Metal Hurlant magazine back in 1974, Full colour hardback. Excellent!
Darryl Cunningham – How to Fake a Moon Landing hardback with eight comic strips, each debunking a different set of debunkers! Topics include homeopathy, evolution and climate change
Juan Berrio – Recounting Streets city life in the style of Jules Feiffer. Small hardback
Illustrators – issue two UK magazine similar to the US Illustration, with more of a focus on older British artists and publications
Hi-Fructose – issue #27
C. J. Cherryh – Protector sequel to Intruder and the 2nd volume of the 5th trilogy in her Foreigner series. i.e. #14 overall!
Tony Daniel & David Drake – The Heretic the latest in Drake’s General series
Guy Gavriel Kay – River of Stars sequel to Under Heaven
in large format:
Stephanie Saulter – Gemsigns in the future, decades after modifying most of humanity to survive the Syndrome, are the modified descendants human or not? Volume 1 of The R/Evolution
Caitlin R. Kiernan – The Drowning Girl gothic fantasy in which a possibly schizophrenic girl must discover the truth about her memories
Matt Howarth – The Eden Retrieval madcap far-future sf/horror from the creator of the Post Brothers comics
Matt Howarth – The Eiger Contagion a moon base has stopped responding and the rescue force stumble into horrific strangeness!
in ‘B’ format:
Charles Stross & Cory Doctorow – The Rapture of the Nerds after the Singularity, Huw helps to decide what new technologies might be allowed loose on Earth
Robert J. Sawyer – Triggers following an accident, a group of peoples’ memories become shared, including the President’s!
Lilith Saintcrow – The Damnation Affair the 3rd in her wild west steampunk series which began with The Iron Wyrm Affair
Oli Johns – Planet Rasputin 75 years in the future, Slovenia is separate from other countries, indded, it is floating in orbit, and suddenly has access to a wormhole… From ZiZeKpress.com
Sherwood Smith – Banner of the Damned fat epic fantasy from DAW
Faith Hunter – Blood Trade the 5th Jane Yellowrock novel
M. J. Scott – Iron Kin the 3rd of the Half-Light City series
Alex Hughes – Sharp the 3rd in the Mindspace Investigations series with a telepath investigating illegal tech some 60 years after the Tech Wars
Jon Steele – The Watchers volume 1 of the Angelus Trilogy; a cathedral watchman, an amnesiac P.I. and a girl who’s no angel… prestige format
The Shaolin Cowboy adventure magazine - the bulk of this tribute pulp magazine consists of The Way of ‘No Way’ by Andrew Vachss, illustrated in b&w by Geof Darrow, and other Darrow illustrations, etc. A second, shorter story by Michael A. Black is also included. Looks great fun!
Gupter Puncher – #14 fanzine published by zizekpress.com
Robert J. Sawyer – Red Planet Blues an expansion of the award-winning story, Identity Theft
Kate Atrkinson – Life After Life Ursula Todd is re-living her early/mid 20th C life repeatedly until she gets it right! Obvioiusly, there are consequences…
Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms – The Last Threshold volume 4 of R. A. Salvatore‘s Neverwinter Saga
in large format:
Paula Guran (editor) – Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations modern weird tales…
Jonathan Maberry – Extinction Machine The President is missing, and there are reports of UFOs, both ancient and modern…
in ‘B’ format:
James Herbert – Ash David Ash investigates a seriously haunted castle! Herbert’s final novel, I assume, following his death last week
Ramez Naam – Nexus in the near future, a new drug enables mind-linking. It’s had v. good reviews
Charlaine Harris – Deadlocked the latest Sookie Stackhouse adventure…
Michael Moorcock – Son of the Wolf the 3rd book of Elric: The Moonbeam Roads. The earlier books in the set were Daughter of Dreams and Destiny’s Brother
Eric Flint, Gorg Huff & Paula Goodlett – 1636: The Kremlin Games the latest Ring of Fire /1632 novel
L. E. Modesitt, jr. – Princeps the 5th Imager novel
Dave Freer – Dog and Dragon the sequel to Dragon’s Ring
David L. Golemon – Ripper the 7th Event Group asventure. The weird truth behind Jack the Ripper!
James Rollins – Blood Line the 8th Sigma Force adventure
Lincoln Child – The Third Gate on the trail of ancient Egyptian relics in the Sudan!
Robert J. Sawyer – Triggers the President’s memory has been compromised! An EMP has scrambled who has whose memories!
Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Rocks the House the latest adventure of the ex-late night DJ
Guy Adams – The Good, the Bad and the Infernal various rogues aim to be in the town of Wormwood on a certain date, when a door to Heaven will open! Steampunk/horror western!
Lee Battersby – The Marching Dead sequel the The Corpse-Rat King. More weird horror!
Dianne Sylvan – Of Shadow Born 4th in the series…
Cat Adams – The Isis Collar Blood Singer #5
Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman – Rage of the Dragon the 3rd in the series, which begins with Bones of the Dragon, then Secret of the Dragon
Walter Mosely – The Gift of Fire & On the Head of a Pin 2 novels, back to back. in Fire, Prometheus is freed and turns up in South Central L.A. In the other, advances in film technology have unexpected results…
A. Beretram Chandler – Galactic Courier the 3rd John Grimes omnibus, with 4 more novels totaling over 1000 pages. Star Courier, To Keep the Ship, Matilda’s Stepchildren and Star Loot
Star Trek – The Weight of Worlds Original Series novel by Greg Cox
Gears of War – The Slab the 5th adventure by Karen Traviss
Society of Illustrators – 54th Annual of American Illustration thick softcover featuring work by hundreds of current artists
Juxtapoz – New Contemporary hardback highlighting 28 modern artists
Shag – Supersonic Swingers: Around the World with the Art of Shag softcover ful of his depictions of cool from locations all around the world!
James Gulliver Hancock – All the Buildings in New York hardback, subtitled ‘that I’ve drawn so far’ fun depiction of loads of famous (and some not so famous) New York buildings!
Grant Curtis – The Art of OZ, the Great and Powerful large softcover full of text and hundreds of photos and art to do with the new Oz film
John Matthews & Matt Dangler (art) – Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones hardcover ful of surprises and secrets (some in envelopes) about fairys
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Moebius – The Luminous Incal outsize graphic novel from Humanoids, limited edition of 999 copies.
Interzone – #245 March/April cover date
Locus – #626 March cover date
Juxtapoz – #147 April cover date
Doctor Who – The Sands of Life & War Against the Laan issue numbers #2.2 & 2.3 in the Classic Doctors series from Big Finish. Both feature Tom Baker and Mary Tamm
Robin Hobb – Blood of Dragons the 4th of the Rain Wild Chronicles
Mike, Linda & Louise Carey – The City of Silk and Steel exotic Eastern fantasy about a group of women who flee into the desert but have to confront their enemies eventually… Mike is the author of the Felix Castor novels.
Robert McCammon – The Hunter From the Woods 6 linkedc short stories featuring the werewolf Michael Gallatin
Jack Vance – Magic Highways: The Early JV volume three 16 of his short stories, some creaking a bit with age it has to be said! The final third of the book consists of 7 Magnus Riddolph stories. Two of the other stories have new titles which I’ve not seen before, although the intro by editors Dowling & Strahan uses the old names when referring to them… Highlight, apart from maybe a MR story, is probably The Ten Books
in large format:
Peter Higgins – Wolfhound Century in a corrupt, alternate Russia/U.S.S.R. endlessly at war, there is a secret hidden beneath the HQ of the Secret Police. And in the East, a fallen Angel is stirring…
Greg Egan – The Eternal Flame the 2nd volume of Orthogonal, set in a universe where the rules of physics are different!
Cat Rambo – Near + Far 2 collections of her short stories, published back to back. Two dozen stories in total
Manly Wade Wellman – A Wellman Duo… 2 short stories in a slim book, Devil’s Asteroid, from 1941, and The Golgotha Dancers from 1937.
Graham Joyce – Some Kind of Fairy Tale a young girl re-appears after decades, but looks as if, and thinks, that she’s only been away six months. Very good
Simon Morden – The Curve of the Earth the 4th Samual Petrovitch novel
Jo Walton – Among Others award-winning story of a young girl discovering magic and sf as she grows up!
Robert Lyndon – Hawk Quest fat historical novel set in 1072 and spanning the Viking/Norman world, from Greenland to Constantinople, and beyond!
Sheri S. Tepper – The Gate to Women’s Country the latest SF Masterwork, from 1988. I enjoyed it back then…
George Turner – The Sea and the Summer over-population dystopia from 1987, also in the SF Masterworks series… Both the population and the sea level are rising.
Warhammer – Gotrek & Felix: The 4th Omnibus comprising Elfslayer, Shamanslayer and Zombieslayer, together with 3 short stories. All by Nathan Long except afor a short story by Richard Salter
Seanan McGuire – Midnight Blue-Light Special the second Incryptid adventure, and sequel to Discount Armageddon
Molly Cochrane & Warren Murphy – The Forever King in the present day, a ten year old boy is guardian of the Grail, but evil forces want to wrest it from him…
Richard Matheson – Shadow on the Sun a horror western!
Black Static #33