New Titles – week ending 4th April 2015
Jack Vance – Grand Crusades: The Early JV Volume Five five short novels dating from 1950 to 1965. Most obscure one is probably Crusade to Maxus
in large format:
Steven Utley – The 400-Million-Year Itch 19 strange stories of Earth’s deep pre-history, subtitled Silurian Tales volume 1
Steven Utley – Invisible Kingdoms 16 more short stories about an expedition back in time, subtitled Silurian Tales volume 2
Clifton Fadiman (editor) – Fantasia Mathematica reprint of a 1958 anthology of stories, poems and book extracts, etc. concerning maths and arithmetic. Looks fun! For certain values of fun!
in ‘B’ format:
Charles Stross – The Rhesus Chart the 5th of the Laundry Files
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long Mars the 3rd in their Long Earth series gets into space… There’s at least one more collaboration to come (in June) and after that I suspect Baxter will be continuing the series himself
William C. Dietz – For More Than Glory the 5th Legion of the Damned adventure
Tad Williams – Sleeping Late on Judgement Day the 3rd Bobby Dollar book, about an angel marooned on Earth
Charlaine Harris – Midnight Crossroad Midnight is a strange little Texas town, with inhabitants to match… 1st in a new series
Robert Jackson Bennett – City of Stairs in a city where streets and alleys can lead anywhere, and through time, solving a murder isn’t easy…
Martin Millar – The Goddess of Buttercups and Daisies in 421BC Aristophanes seeks help to finish his latest play and enlists Luxos, who’s main aim is, however, to get his own work heard by the Athenian crowds!
Boris & Arkady Strugatsky – The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn a previously untranslated mystery novel the late brothers wrote in 1970. Translated by Josh Billings
Ursula K. LeGuin – The Word for World is Forest the latest in the SF Masterworks series from Orion, first published in 1972. Short novel about a peaceful world fighting back against brutal invaders
John Varley – Dark Lightning the 4th in the set that began with Red Lightning
Jane Lindskold – Artemis Arising the Empire has collapsed but now an archeologist has tracked down one of it’s pleasure planets – and things have changed since the height of empire!
Douglas Preston – The Kraken Project the 4th adventure featuring Wyman Ford. The previous one was Impact. An AI has taken refuge in the depths of the internet…
David Gibbons – Pyramid the 8th Jack Howard adventure
L. E. Modesitt, jr. – Cyador’s Heirs the 17th volume in his Magic of Recluce series
Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris – The Diamond Conspiracy the 4th Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel
Linda Grimes – Quick Fix sequel to In a Fix. Urban fantasy
Star Wars – A New Dawn action set between the films Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, written by John Jackson Miller
Ben Katchor – Hand-Drying in America large hardback, full of dozens of (usually colour) 2-page strips set in New York
Simon Clark – The Night of the Triffids full cast audio drama with Sam Troughton & Nicola Bryant of the sequel to John Wyndham‘s classic The Day of the Triffids. From Big Finish. I quite enjoyed the book years ago and this is apparently very well done.
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