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New Titles – April A (2021)

in hardcover:

T. L. HuchuThe Library of the Dead Ropa is a ghoststalker in Edinburgh, conveying messages to the living from the dead but something bad is happening and only she has the skills to figure out just what…
Yuba IsukariYokohama Station SF Hiroto wins a brief trip inside the massive, mysterious complex which is growing & spreading over ever more of Japan. Includes a fold-out map of relevant locations in Japan…

Bruce SterlingRobot Artists & Black Swans collection of 7 new short stories consisting of ‘The Italian Fantascienza Stories‘. Looks fascinating! From Tachyon Publications

Lavie Tidhar (editor) – The Best of World SF vol 1 large volume of 26 new short stories from around the globe. A few famous authors, but mainly names I don’t immediately recognise

in large format:

Maria LewisThe Rose Daughter Dreckly Jones is 1/2 elemental & 1/2 selkie and has avoided attention all her life, whether it’s her apparent 40-ish years, or her actual 140…

Margaret Helgodottir (editor) – Eurasian Monsters anthology of 8 folklore-based dark fantasies from Eastern Europe & ex-Soviet Republics.

Jan BaetensRebuilding Story Worlds in-depth look at ‘The Obscure Cities by Schuiten & Peeters’. Mainly text, with some colour and b&w art. Softcover. All you could want to know about Francois Schuiten & Benoit Peeters‘ classic graphic novel series

in ‘B’ format:

Martha WellsNetwork Effect the 1st full-length Murderbot Diaries novel, after the 4 earlier novellas…

Cory Doctorow Attack Surface at work Masha works in cybersecurity but off the clock she sometimes swaps roles
Elizabeth May & Laura LamSeven Devils fast moving space opera from 2 local authors!
Oliver K. LangmeadBirds of Paradise the Garden of Eden has been destroyed and it’s remnants scattered but Adam and a few now very old companions know it has to be rebuilt. Looks interesting; I’m intrigued!
Premee MohamedA Broken Darkness 18 months ago The Anomaly attacked from the shapeless void, and now it might be back!

Jenn LyonsThe Memory of Souls the 3rd volume of A Chorus of Dragons, after The Ruin of Kings & The Name of All Things
Andrea StewartThe Bone Shard Daughter part 1 of The Drowning Empire as the Emperor ages, change is coming to the realm and his daughter must prove her worth by learning how to control his magic…

Natasha PulleyThe Lost Future of Pepperharrow direct sequel to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Kim NevilleThe Memory Collectors Ev can sense the emotions attached to objects, but her neighbour is a hoarder of trinkets, etc. and the emotions are seeping through the common wall…
A. G. Slatter All the Murmuring Bones long ago Miren’s family struck a bargain to guarantee the safety of their trading ships, but have recently been failing to pay the price
Claire McKennaMonstrous Heart Arden is a minor blood mage, sent to manage a remote, magic-powered lighthouse beset by creatures from the deeps. I enjoyed the hardcover
Beth CartwrightFeathertide Marea was born with feathers and kept hidden but now she decides to go to the City of Murmurs seeking her father
Kate ElliottUnconquerable Sun the 1st of the Sun Chronicles. Princess Sun has come of age in a Court riddled with intrigue among the noble houses
C. L. ClarkThe Unbroken Touraine was abducted and raised as a child soldier. Now she’s back in her homeland to quell a revolt and finds her past isn’t buried as deep as she assumed
Brian NaslundSorcery of a Queen sequel to Blood of an Exile, and the middle book of the Dragons of Terra trilogy
Alex MyersThe Story of Silence based on a 13thC French Romance poem about a land where women can’t inherit but Lord Cador, Earl of Cornwall, has an only daughter, so he raises her as a boy and hides her away…

Cixin LiuHold Up the Sky short story collection
Sarah PinskerSooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea short story collection
Mark PolanzakThe OK End of Funny Town 19 strange short stories! Looks fun!

Jonathan Strahan (editor) – The Book of Dragons original work from 29 top writers

in paperback:

Lois McMaster BujoldPenric’s Progress omnibus collecting the 3 short novels Penric’s Demon, Penric and the Shaman & Penric’s Fox

Eric Flint & Ryk E. SpoorCastaway Resolution sequel to Castaway Odyssey and the 6th in Flint’s Boundary series
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle & Steven BarnesStarborn & Godsons a new sequel to Niven’s 1987 Legacy of Heorot
Julie CzernadaMirage the sequel to Search Image and v2 in the Web Shifter’s Library trilogy

art, etc:

Gu Zheng WeiGuweiz: The Art of GZW very nice looking book, mainly of East Asian, rather Goth-looking women, with lots of tips and notes of the work
Lauren Marx Sacred Decay large h/c full of eyecathcing art of nature in various stages of being caught through to eventual decay

Studio GhibliSpirited Away: 30 Postcards uniform with their earlier My Neighbour Totoro set, published by Chronicle Books

magazines:

Black Static – issue # 78/79 a double issue after a bit of a break. Now in a new, fat compact size; all fiction, no art, reviews or articles. Features Neil Williamson among the dozen contributors
Infinite Worlds Science Fiction Magazine – issue # 7 the 1st print issue, I believe. Short fiction & full colour art

Heavy Metal – issue # 305 with 2 different covers, one by Frank Frazetta & one by Jason Edmiston
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April 9, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – Late March 2021

in hardcover:

Ben AaronovitchWhat Abigail Did That Summer a new Rivers of London novella

Elizabeth KnoxThe Absolute Book people insist Taryn hunt down the missing book, but she fears she’s the one being hunted!

Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett & Gorg Huff The Macedonian Hazard it’s been a year since The Queen of the Sea cruise ship flipped back in time to the 4thC BCC.
Charles E. GannonAt the End of the Journey the 9th Back Tide Rising volume…

Terry BrooksSmall Magic subtitled Short Fiction 1977 – 2020

in large format:

Nino CirpiHomesick: Stories from the author of Finna
Nnedi OkoraforBinti: The Complete Trilogy

in ‘B’ format:

Adrian TchaikovskyThe Doors of Eden confusion and conflict across multiple timelines where the very basics of evolution may be different!
Mark LawrenceThe Girl and the Stars part one of his new fantasy series
Django WexlerAshes of the Sun start of his big new fantasy series
M. R. CareyThe Fall of Koli the final part in the post-apocalyptic Rampart Trilogy
Nicky SingerThe Survival Game the world’s falling apart and Mhairi is determined to get back to her home in Scotland and only has a gun, but no bullets…

in paperback:

Tim PowersForced Perspectives sequel to Alternate Routes, set in L.A. and across multiple realities
Seanan McGuireCalculated Risks the 10th Incryptid adventure. Includes a 65 page novella, Singing the Comic-Con Blues
Frank ChadwickShip of Destiny sequel to Chain of Command

art, etc:

Neil Gaiman & P. Craig RussellNorse Mythology volume 1 full colour hardcover with an intoductory prologue and 6 tales, mainly by Gaiman & Russell but with additional art by the likes of Mike Mignola, David Rubin & Jill Thompson

Alejandro Jodorowsky & Francois BoucqTwisted Tales single page two tone illustrations matched with short vignettes from a line to a couple of hundred words. Hardback from Humanoids
Ibrahim MoustafaCount futuristic take on the Count of Monte Christo. Full colour softcover from Humanoids
Kiyarn Dibart & Christian Dibart Provenance of Madness 3 full colour stories in Lovecraftian settings, from Black Caravan
Marie Moinard & Christelle PecoutWoman Discoverers subtitled Top Women in Science. Full colour hardback with the stories of 20 women, from Ada Lovelace to Jocelyn Bell Burnell

H. P. Lovecraft & Dave ShephardCall of Cthulhu with Dagon (short) nicely produced hardback with full colour graphic novels of the H. P. Lovecraft stories

Fleetway Picture Library Classics John Steel Special Agent: World War II with b&w art by Ron Turner
Fleetway Picture Library ClassicsClash of Blades 4 tales of adventure from the Scottish wars of independence, the Norman Conquest to the Three Musketeers & Dorian Gray! Art by Reg Bunn, Patrick Nicolle, Robert Forrest & John Millar Watt
H. Rider Hagard & Vince NapoliPS Artbook Magazine Presents She full colour re-print from the 1940s (I think)
Joe KubertPS Artbook Magazine Presents Tor short b&w tales from a million years ago! (Warning: includes dinosaurs!)
PS Artbooks SofteePlanet Comics full colour reprint collecting issues #10, 11 & 12 from 1941

magazines:

LocusMarch 2021 cover date, whole number # 722 includs interviews with Jonathan Carroll & Aliette de Bodard
IllustratorsIssue Thirty-Two (# 32) featuring Oliver Frey & Alberto Breccia

gift, etc:

Lord of the Rings Jigsaw – Trollshaws 1000 piece puzzle with trolls & hobbits, with art by Ted Naismith
Lord of the Rings Jigsaw – Rhosgobel 1000 piece puzzle of Radagast the Brown‘s sprawling treehouse, with art by Ted Naismith
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March 27, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – March 2021

in hardcover:

Greg BearThe Unfinished Lands fleeing defeat in 1588, a Spanish ship is driven far north, and finds a strange coast, with stranger inhabitants!

Adrian TchaikovskyOne Day All This Will be Yours signed limited (to 1500 copies) edition from Tor. No one remembers how the Causality War began…
Kevin Hearne A Question of Navigation Clint is given a t-shirt saying DO NOT EAT by the invading aliens; not everyone is so lucky… Signed & numbered edition from Subterranean Press

in large format:

Waubgeshig RiceMoon of the Crusted Snow post-apocalyptic novel set in the far north. 100 years ago they’d have barely noticed, but now..?
Jean D’OrmessonThe Glory of the Empire translated from French by Barbara Bray. A general history of The Empire, which never existed in our history – we had Rome, Byzantium, and others, instead! This English edition came out 5 years ago; the original was published in 1971

Isabel Yap Never Have I Ever collection of 13 short stories
Tod McCoy & M. Huw Evans (editors) – Pocket Workshop subtitled Essays on Living as a Writer. 27 essays from a wide cross-section of authors who have all attended the Clarion West Writers Workshops in some capacity
Lou AntonelliLetters From Gardner: A Writer’s Odyssey 16 short srories, each with a story about how it came to be, with comments and quotes from the editing input from Gardner Diozois as Editor of F&FS magazine. First published 2014

in ‘B’ format:

Markus HeitzDoors X Twilight searching for his daughter in an unexplored cave system, Walter finds a vast cavern with many mysteriously marked doors…
Markus Heitz Doors ! Field of Blood each leads somewhere different; an alternate present where WW2 went differently, the middle of a medieval battle, a dystopian future perhaps…
Markus Heitz Doors ? Colony and Anna-Lena could be through any of them! A trilogy with no set reading order (I think!)

Simon JimenezThe Vanished Birds space travel is slow but then freighter captain Nia meets a mysterious boy able to ‘jaunt’…
Adrian TchaikovskyBlood of the Mantis & Salute the Dark reprints of vols 3 & 4 of his 10 book Chronicles of the Apt
Baz Greenland & Andy Frankham-AllenForeward to the Past a Bloodlines Lethbridge Stewart adventure set in the Doctor Who background

Ktistek Press Feast of Laughter issue # 1 this came out years ago; it’s an occasional magazine (only 4 to date) centred around the works of R. A. Lafferty. I can get the other issues if requested to…

in paperback:

Seanan McGuireCalculated Risks the 10th of her Incryptid novels
Mercedes Lackey & Cody MartinBreaking Silence the 10th Serrated Edge book; the 1st was Born to Run back in 1992 and the first since Silence five years ago…

Doctor WhoThe Witchfinders with the Thirteenth Doctor
Doctor WhoDalek with the Ninth Doctor
Doctor WhoThe Crimson Horror with the Eleventh Doctor
Doctor WhoThe TV Movie with the Eighth Doctor. All from Target

art, etc:

James Romberger Post York life in a future flooded NYC. b&w softcover with limited text
Anma Miralles & Emilio Ruiz Waluk: The Great Journey the story of 2 polar bears looking for safety & new hunting grounds. Colour hardcover; nice art
PS Artbooks Softee – Kona Monarch of Monster Isle

H. P. Lovecraft The Shadow Over Innsmouth b&w graphic novel, with the original prose text following

H. P. Lovecraft & I. N. J. CulbardThe Case of Charles Dexter Ward these 4 titles are ‘B’ format, full colour softback adaptations of the famour horror stories, from SelfMadeHero
H. P. Lovecraft & I. N. J. CulbardThe Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath
H. P. Lovecraft & I. N. J. Culbard The Shadow Out of Time
Robert W. Chambers & I. N. J. Culbard The King in Yellow

magazines:

Heavy Metal – issue # 304
Hi-Fructose – issue # 58

Dark MatterIssue One cover date January/February 2021. Attractive-looking squarebound magazine . Mainly fiction but with 3 illustrated pieces on specific artists
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March 13, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – Late February 2021

in large format:

Tim JordanGlow on a devastated Earth Rex’s ability to resist addiction to wonder nanotech drug Glow may help him change the world!

in ‘B’ format:

Tim PrattThe Fractured Void space opera set in the Twilight Imperium. A minor spaceship patrolling a remote system is ordered to assist a scientist, but other forces have their eye on him as well…
Adrian Tchaikovsky The Expert System’s Champion sequel to The Expert System’s Brother, set 10 years later
K. B. WagersDown Among the Dead vol 2 of The Farian War; Book 1 was the recent There Before the Chaos
K. B. WagersOut Past the Stars vol 3 of The Farian War
Dominic DulleyRisiduum vol 3 of The Long Game, which started with Shattermoon & Morhelion
Jay PoseyEvery Sky a Grave agent Elyth is assigned to stop a planetary uprising but finds out more than she expected…
Everina Maxwell Winter’s Orbit when a key prince is killed desparate steps must be taken to avoid an interplanetary war…

Marion WomackThe Swimmers in the far future the last humans either live alongside thick jungles & monstrous animals, or on the orbiting Upper Settlement
Simon StephensonSet My Heart to Five in 2054 an android programmed for dentistry, but film buff on the side, tries to change things by making his own movie…
Sarah PinkserA Song for a New Day Luce is a musician on the verge of success before things change; Rosemary is too young to remember ‘before’ but finds that living online is not as fulfilling as being on the road…

Lavie TidharBy Force Alone a gritty re-telling of the post-Roman Arthurian stories
Hannah MathewsonWitherward changeling Gedeon Ravenswood has gone rogue and the 6 magical zones of an alternate London are in danger
A. J. HackwithThe Archive of the Forgotten 2nd in the Library of Hell series. Vol 1 was The Library of the Unwritten

Trudi CanavanMaker’s Curse book 4 of Millennium’s Rule, which started with Thief’s Magic
Anthony Ryan The Black Song book 2 of Raven’s Blade, sequel to The Wolf’s Call
David DalgleishVoidbreaker vol 3 of The Keepers following on from Soul Keeper & Raven Caller
Mike BrooksThe Black Coast part 1 of The God-King Chronicles this time the sea raiders have come to the Black Keep for sanctuary and to find a new home as war threatens …
Katharine KerrSword of Fire a new Deverry book! The 16th overall and the start of The Justice War sub-series

Ken LiuThe Hidden Girl and Other Stories collectio

art, etc:

Simon BisleyBisley: Sketches, Prelims & Doodles b&w softcover
MeyocoPolaris: The Art of Meyoco colour softover, mainly of cute Japanese characters. What text there is, is in Japanese.

3dtotal PublishingFundamentals of Character Design subtitled How to Create Engaging Characters for Illustration, Animation & Visual Development softcover

Sergio ToppiThe Collected Toppi Volume Five: The Eastern Path another 7 b&w short stories, with settings ranging from the Eastern Front in WW One to to Siberia (with a mammoth?) to Japan,
Jim Henson‘s The Dark Crystal: The Journey into the Mondo Leviadin the latest h/c collection

magazines:

IllustrationIssue Number Seventy One over half appears to be about illustrations and illustrators of The Wizard of Oz!
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February 26, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – Mid-February 2021

in hardcover:

Becky ChambersThe Galaxy, and the Ground Within the 4th in The Wayfarers quartet, which began with the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Nnedi OkoraforRemote Control Fatima, now known as Sankofa, is the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death…
Helen FisherSpace Hopper Faye travels back in time to 1977 and meets her late mother and her younger, 8y.o. self…
Francis SpuffordLight Perpetual the stories of 5 people who didn’t die in a V2 strike in WW2. Currently a Radio 4 Book of the Week
Ramsey Campbell The Searching Dead the 1st book of The Three Births of Doaleth trilogy
Kaitlin R. Kiernan Comes a Pale Rider a 2nd collection of Dancy Flammarion horror stories

in large format:

T. J. KluneThe House in the Cerulean Sea Linus is tasked with travelling to a remote orphanage and deciding if some of it’s children might be capable of ending the world!
Dan KoboldtDomesticating Dragons Noah has his dream job, genetically engineering small dragons as domestic pets, but the Reptilian Corp. may be hiding secrets…
Ian J. RossFor the Good of All Steve is dying of leukemia and so volunteers for a secret time travel experiment using a rumoured German wonder-weapon. But he intends to use it to save the lives of two cultural icons of the 20th C, believing the overall timeline will remain unchanged…

in ‘B’ format:

Henry Bartholomew (editor) – Dangerous Dimensions subtitled Mind-bending Tales of the Mathematical Weird another in The British Library Tales of the Weird anthology series
Kevin Manwaring (editor) – Heavy Weather the latest in The British Library Tales of the Weird anthology series, subtitled Tempestuous Tales of Stranger Climes

Josh ReynoldsPoison River the 1st Daidoji Shin Mystery, set in the world of the Legend of the Five Rings
Roberet MammoneI, Alastair a Schizoid Earth adventure featuring Lethbridge Stewart from Doctor Who

Adrian TchaikovskyEmpire in Black and Gold reprint of vol 1 of his epic 10 book fantasy series, Chronicles of the Apt
Adrian TchaikovskyDragonfly Falling vol 2 of Chronicles of the Apt. The other 8 should follow over the next few months. Tribes and nations of people who each take after different species of insect!

in paperback:

Lois McMaster BujoldPenric’s Progress omnibus edition with Penric’s Demon, Penric and the Shaman & Penric’s Fox together with an Introduction by the author and also a 5+ page author’s note on the suggested reading order for all her fiction
Sara Hanover The New, Improved Sorceress 2nd in her Wayward Mages series, which began with The Late, Great Wizard
Patricia BriggsSmoke Bitten the latest Mercy Thompson outing…
David Boop (editor) – Straight Outta Dodge City an anthology of the weird west

art, etc:

Prof. Anuk Tola & Anja SusanjThe Secret Life of Mermaids illustrated book of merpeople from around the world!
Phoebe ImCute Chibi Animals subtitled Learn How To Draw 75 Cuddly Creatures cute Japanese style critters from manatees to squirrels, and mant more!

Chris Miskiewicz & Noah Van SciverGrateful Dead Origins from their roots up to Woodstock…
P.S. Artbooks SofteeAn Earth Man On Venus includes work from Out of This World (1950), Rocket to the Moon, An Earth Man on Venus & Rocket Ship X (1951) & Man O’Mars (1953)
P.S. Artbooks SofteeGhost Stories includes strips from issues #1 – # 5 (1962 – 64)
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February 19, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Titles – w/e 7th February 2021

Some stuff has been held up and won’t arrive until Monday.
In the meantime I’ve only received

in hardcover:

Simon R. GreenThe Best Thing You Can Steal in a magical London, Gideon specialises in stealing strange items, like a ghost’s clothes! 1st in a new series featuring Gideon Sable and his very odd team of helpers.

in large format:

Courttia NewlandA River Called Time in an alternate world, a few select people are admitted on board a survivalist ark, years after it sealed itself off from the outside world
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February 5, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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New Titles – w/e 31st January 2021

in hardcover:

Cal FlynIsles of Abandonment subtitled Life in the Post-Human Landscape non-fiction about areas humans once occupied, but have now retreated from
Rebecca Wragg-SykesKindred subtitled Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art I’ve been trying to get hold of this title for months! New overview of out nearest cousins. 8 pages of colour plates and also some b&w line drawings

David Weber & Chris KennedyInto the Light sequel to 2010’s Out of the Dark, in which, iirc, vampires emerge to help defeat an alien invasion. Now they take the fight to the aliens…
Eric Flint, Gorg Huff & Paula GoodlettThe Macedonian Hazard a new Ring of Fire novel although it’s set in the 4thC BCE. Apparently a sequel to The Alexander Inheritance and part 2 of their Queen of the Sea series
Laura Purcell The Shape of Darkness struggling Victorian Silhouette artist Agnes goes to a seance whilst investigating a family death and opens a Way she may not be able to close!
Seanan McGuireAcross the Green Grass Fields short novel from Subterranean Press. A stand-alone Wayward Children book with new characters

Joe R. LansdaleFishing for Dinosaurs and other stories sighed & numbered edition of 5 novellas from Subterranean Press. Includes intros for each novella from other writers.

in ‘B’ format:

Joshua Johnson The Forever Sea Kindred Greyreach helps keep The Errant sailing magically across the endless prairie
Tessa GrattonLady Hotspur Lady Isarna Hotspur is the Lady Knight who is key to deciding who will take, or keep, the throne…

Jeff VandermeerDead Astronauts in a nameless city 3 shape-changing, post-humans attempt a dangerous mission
Chana PorterThe Seep an alien entity has arrived and is slowly reforming Earth, allowing people to attain their deepest dreams…
Guillermo SaccomannoThe Clerk in a failing dystopia, the Clerk will do anything to keep his job… Translated by Andrea G. Labinger

in paperback:

L. E. Modesitt, jr. – The Mage-Fire War the 21st volume of The Saga of Recluce
Eric Flint & Walter H. HuntCouncil of Fire the 2nd in their Arcane America series

art, etc:

Fleetway Picture Library Classics presents – Westerns featuring art by Ruggero Giovannini 4 b&w tales from Thriller Picture Library set in the Wild West!
Fleetway Picture Library Classics presents – Pirate Tales featuring 4 b&w tales from Thriller Picture Library set on the Spanish Main!

magazines:

Illustrators Issue Thirty-One featuring the work of 5 artists, including Rowena & Hannes Bok
Heavy Metalissue # 303 2 varient covers
Locusissue # 720 January 2021 cover date
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January 29, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TwentyTwentyOne Three

New Titles for w/e 24th January 2021

in hardcover:

Eric Flint & Charles E. Gannon1637: No Peace Beyond the Line the action moves to the Caribbean in this latest Ring of Fire/1632 novel…

Tamsyn MuirPrincess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower signed & numbered limited editon from Subterranean Press. So limited I was short supplied so not all advance orders can be filled. Sorry.

in large format:

Linda NagataPacific Storm near future climate thriller set in Hawai’i

in ‘B’ format:

Genevieve CogmanThe Dark Archive the 7th in her Invisible Library series…
Emily TeshDrowned Country sequel to Silver in the Wood, which I enjoyed a lot. The Wild Man of Greenhollow emerges to help his mother!
C. E. MurphyBaba Yaga’s Daughter short story collection with 10 tales featuring the Old Races

in paperback:

Michael MammayColonyside Colonel Butler is pressed back into service to find a missing person on a new, jungle colony planet…
Patrick ChilesFrozen Orbit on NASA’s first manned mission to the Kuiper Belt, they discover a secret Soviet project has been there for decades!
John Ringo, Kacey Ezell & Christopher L. SmithGunpowder & Embers 30 years earlier, Earth had been invaded successfully and humans forced back to subsistence level existence – until now! Part 1 of Last Judgement’s Fire (I think!)

magazines:

McSweeney’sissue # 60 large softcover, squarebound in a plastic sleeve. Not sure why it’s so late; I’ve already had the next 2 issues!
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January 22, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TwentyTwentyOne Two!

New titles received w/e 16th January

in hardcover:

Adrian TchaikovskyBear Head Jimmy is on Mars, smuggling illegal data in his head and it’s starting to talk to him and tells him it’s a bear!
Zack JordanThe Last Human Sarya is a much-feared Human (thought wiped out), hiding her species identity as she tries to live quietly among hundreds of other species on Watchtower Station…
C. K. McDonnell The Stranger Times Hannah starts her new job on The Stranger Times, a weekly newspaper of the weird and wonderful… sounds fun but who remembers the somewhat similar The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle!?
Samantha ShannonThe Mask Falling sequel to The Song Rising and the 4th novel of her Bone Season series

Adam RobertsIt’s the End of the World six chapters, each about a different type of apocalypse

in ‘B’ formet:

William GibsonAgency set in an alternate 2017, Verity is asked to evaluate a new AI digital assistant, while in a future London Wilf is trying to change the past to affect Verity and her new AI, Eunice!
Tim PrattDoors of Sleep every time Zax falls asleep he, and whoever he’s touching, will wake up in an alternate universe of some sort – and he’s discovered he’s being pursued!
Cixin LiuOf Ants and Dinosaurs fun fable of how the two tried to live together
Carol StiversThe Mother Code combatting a dreadful bioweapon, desperate scientists design giant robots, each for a separate baby to grow up in who will eventually emerge when the danger is past!

Paul McAuleyWar of the Maps on a giant world a lucidor, or lawman, is determined to hunt down a criminal, weird alien invasion or not!
George R. R. MartinFire and Blood 24 pieces set 3 centuries before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, subtitled Being a History of the Targaryen Kings of Westeros. b&w illustrations thoughout
R. S. FordSpear of Malice vol 3 of War of the Archons. The previous books were A Demon in Silver & Hangman’s Gate
Amanda HockingThe Ever After 3rd in her Omte Origins series, after The Lost City & The Morning Flower. All set in her Trylle background
Hannah M. Long Hall of Smoke banished priestess Hessa tries to use her powers to defeat her country’s invaders and win back her place but discovers the dangers are greater than she thought!
Veronica RothChosen Ones a decade after defeating the Dark One, everyone thinks Sloane is still suffering from PTSD, but she knows differently and that the Dark One’s plans were more complex than anyone thought!
Marina & Sergey DyachenkoDaughter From the Dark sequel to Vita Nostra. Dark urban fantasy from Russia translated by Julia Meitov Hersey
Grady Hendrix The Southern Bookclub’s Guide to Slaying Vampires children are going missing and Patricia starts to suspect her neighbour’s newly-returned son – and she’s in danger, having already invited him into her home…

art, etc:

Don LawrenceThe Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire: volume 2 anothe 280 pages of full-colour adventure from the 1960s!

some stock is still missing in transit…

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January 15, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Back in lockdown and unable to open the shop again!

But I still have stock arriving fairly regularly (last week being an exception) although my first UK book stock of the year won’t arrive until next week, I’m afraid. Some good stuff due though! Same postal/local delivery options available as before. Some titles due in last week have still not arrived.

in the meantime for w/e 09/01/21 I have

hardbacks:

Robert E. HowardThe Rattle of Bones & Other Terrifying Tales 8 short stories, 7 (8 if you count the cover) with a full page, full colour plate by Gabriel Rodriguez. From Clover Press

art, etc:

Killian EngObjuct Compendium full colour h/c with a variety of styles of art inside. Looks great!
Mark RydenAnima Animals – h/c full of all sorts of slightly weird figures and heads. Mainly colour

Jim Henson‘s The StorytellerGhosts collecting 4 full colour short graphic novels by Michael Walsh, Mark Lazlo, Jennifer Rostowsky & VER, together with notes and b&w sketches
PS Artbooks SofteeKona – Monarch of Monster Isle full colour reproductions of 4 Kona comics from 1961 plus Reptilicus #1 from 1962. Dinosaurs, cave men, adventurers!
PS Artbooks PresentsAnarcho Dictator of Death full colour adventure from 1941 featuring Radar the International Policeman, with script by Otto Binder & art by Al Carreno

magazines:

Heavy Metalissue # 302 with 2 variant covers by Patrick Reilly & Otto Schmidt

2021 wall calendars:

TOTORO – a scene from the film every month

January 8, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment