Max Gladstone – Four Roads Cross the 5th in his Craft Sequence, which began with Three Parts Dead.
Harry Turtledove – Fallout part 2 of The Hot War, in which the Cold War escalates rapidly into WWIII
Dung Kai-Cheung – The Archaeology of an Imaginary City in the future, archeologists research the remnants of a city much like (but not) Hong Kong, called Victoria
in large format:
Alastair Reynolds – Beyond the Aquila Rift giant collection of his short fiction. Also in hardcover
Jeffrey Ford –A Natural History of Hell a baker’s dozen of his short stories
Lilith Saintcrow – Wasteland King volume 3 of the Gallow & Ragged series
in ‘B’ format:
Natasha Pulley – The Watchmaker of Filigree Street fun steampunk adventure set in London in 1883, which includes a clockwork octopus!
Michael R. Miller – The Dragon’s Blade after being mortally wounded, the last Prince of Dragons is magically transferred into a human baby’s body. 20 years pass and he must reclaim his birthright…
Maria Lewis – Who’s Afraid? When her mother dies, unhappy Tommi goes to New Zealand seeking her father and discovers her true heritage…
K. S. Merbeth – Bite in a Mad Max style future, Kid hitches a ride with a quartet of dodgy individuals…
Clive Barker – The Scarlet Gospels the return of Pinhead
Edward S. Ellis – The Steam Man of the Prairies short fantastical novel from 1868
Brendan DuBois – Dark Victory 16 y.o. Randy barely remembers life before the incessant fighting against the brutal alien invaders…
Star Trek – Best Defense the 2nd in the Legacies series by David Mack, celebrating 50 years of Star Trek
Alexander Freed – Battlefront the latest Star Wars adventure, featuring the Twilight Company
Dopress Books – Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism large softcover full of great illustrations…
Alastair Reynolds – Beyond the Aquila Rift giant collection of his short fiction, edited by Jonathan Strahan & William Schafer
Ben H. Winters – Underground Airlines in the USA slavery still exists and Victor has been persuaded to become a bounty hunter hunting escaped slaves…
Neil Gaiman – Neverwhere new edition illustrated by Chris Riddell
Simon Guerrier & Dr. Marek Kukula – The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who
in large format:
Jonathan Strahan (editor)- Drowned Worlds anthology with a great line-up of authors contributing new stories. McAuley, Robinson, Tidhar, Morrow…
Derrick Belanger (editor) – Beyond Watson anthology with a dozen stories of Sherlock Holmes from points of view other than Dr. Watson’s
in ‘B’ format:
Robin Hobb – Fool’s Quest the 2nd book of her Fitz and the Fool series
Jen Williams – The Silver Tide 3rd in the series after The Copper Promise & The Iron Ghost
James Hornor Jacobs – Foreign Devils sequel to The Incorruptibles, about a 19th C America in a world in which Rome never fell…
Seth Dickinson – The Traitor well reviewed fantasy, US title is The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Ian McDonald – Luna: New Moon acclaimed novel of life on an industrialised Moon… (v2 is postponed until February 2017)
Nina Allan – The Race in a chaotic near future, a young girl goes missing, sparking serious changes for her aunt, Jenna as she tries to find her…
Greg Bear – Killing Titan 2nd in his War Dogs trilogy
Wesley Chu – Time Siege sequel to Time Salvager
Vernor Vinge – A Deepness in the Sky the latest re-issue in the Orion SF Masterworks series. Epic scale science fiction
Sadie Miller – Moon Blink a Lethbridge Stewart adventure in the world of Doctor Who
Kit Caless & Gary Budden (editors) – An Unreliable Guide to London 23 short stories about
London and it’s quirks
Moebius & Alexandro Jodorowsky – Madwoman of the Sacred Heart hardcover re-issue from Humanoids
Interzone – issue # 265
Black Static – issue # 53
Heavy Metal – issue # 281
Game of Thrones – 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle map of the world of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Game of Thrones – Family Tree 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle showing the family trees of the Arryn, Stark, Targaryen, Lannister & Baratheon Houses from A Game of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Tim Powers – Down and Out in Purgatory dark fantasy revenge novella from Subterranean Press
in large format:
Arkady & Boris Strugatsky – The Doomed City written earlier, but eventually published in 1988/9 in Russian and now, finally, in English. Set in a city where the sun is switched off at night! Translated by Andrew Bromfield
Frank Owen – South America has been split in two by another civil war but viruses and plague keep blowing from the North over the lands on the South…
Agustin de Rojas – The Year 200 Cuba’s best known sf novel, published there in 1990. Communism has won over capitalism, but humanity is still divided. Looks intriguing. Translated by Nick Caistor & Hebe Powell
Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Year’s Best Science Fiction : Thirty-Third Annual Collection the collection the other annuals are measured against…
Gardner Dozois (editor) – The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 29 the UK edition of the collection the other annuals are measured against!
Paula Guran (editor) – Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold 30 modern updates on classic fairy tales
Ann & Jeff Vandermeer (editors) – The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection oversized softcover with over a hundred short stories from H. G. Wells onward, from all over the world
Ben Bova – The Best of Bova: volume II 25 more of his short stories
in ‘B’ format:
Cixin Liu – The Dark Forest sequel to the Hugo Award winning Three Body Problem
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long Utopia the 4th book in their Long Earth multiple worlds series
Jim Butcher – The Aeronaut’s Windlass 1st volume in his new steampunk fantasy series, The Cinder Spires
Rjurik Davidson – The Stars Askew sequel to Unwrapped Sky, which I enjoyed a lot when it came out a couple of years ago. The revolution is over but that’s not the end of the city of Caeli-Amur’s problems!
Paige Orwin – The Interminables a cataclysm has shattered reality and two agents of the ruling cabal stumble across a secret war going on that may change everything!
Eric M. Bosarge – The Time Train in the 1930s Amos discovers that a future great grandson will inadvertently assist an alien invasion, and that to prevent this, time travellers have come back to his time to kill him!
Sarah Kuhn – Heroine Complex Evie is PA to her childhood friend, who is now a superhero; she’s good at the job but it all starts going wrong when she has to pose as her boss…
Julia Verne St.John – The Transference Engine in 1838 a cult of necromancers want to bring Lord Byron back to life and his nemesis Magdala and Ada Lovelace must stop them!
Star Trek – Ships of the Line wall calendar
Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long Cosmos the 5th and final book in their Long Earth series.
Larry Niven & Steven Barnes – The Seascape Tattoo their latest collaboration in The Magic Goes Away series
Claudia Christian & Morgan Grant Buchanan – Gladiator the 1st novel in their Wolf’s Empire series, about a Galactic Roman Empire
Stephen Donaldson – The Augur’s Gambit the portents show that the kingdom of Indemmie is doomed, but Gordian the Augur has a plan… Novella
Stephen Donaldson – The King’s Justice a stranger arrives in a remote village on the trail of a terrible crime… Novella
in large format:
Jenna Black – Descendant: The Complete Nikki Glass Series omnibus collecting 4 novels and Pros and Cons, a 70 page novella previously only available as a e-book
in ‘B’ format:
Jack McDevitt – Thunderbird sequel to 1996’s Ancient Shores, although no particular knowledge of that book is required to enjoy this one. An ancient stargate has been discovered on a Native American reservation and plans are afoot to explore and exploit it! (The previous book told of the events leading to it’s discovery)
Melinda Snodgrass – The High Ground part 1 of The Imperials Saga the Emperor’s daughter is admitted to the Solar League’s elite military academy, and she must graduate…
Walter Tevis – The Man Who Fell to Earth the latest SF Masterwork from Orion. 1st published in 1963
Cynthea Masson – The Alchemists’ Council Jaden is a new Initiate tasked with helping to maintain the elemental balance. But is the Rebel Branch he fights against the real enemy?
Alyc Helms – The Conclave of Shadow sequel to The Dragons of Heaven
Christina Henry – Red Queen Alice’s adventures are stranger and more dangerous than in Lewis Carroll‘s story!
Richard Kadrey – The Perdition Score the 8th Sandman Slim novel…
David A. Goodman (editor) – The Autobiography of James T. Kirk Star Trek from the iconic captain’s point of view!
David Weber & Timothy Zahn – A Call to Duty the 1st in the Manticore Ascendant, set in Weber’s Honorverse
Michael Z. Williamson – A Long Time Until Now a US army patrol in Afghanistan discovers itself one of several groups from across history now stranded in prehistoric times…
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Crimson Shore the 15th Agent Pendergast case, as he investigates strangenesses possibly connected to the Salem Witch Trials
L. E. Modesitt, jr. – Haze and The Hammer of Darkness omnibus edition of 2 of his stand-alone SF novels. The mysterious planet Haze is protected by millions of nanotech satellites. And are the Gods really gods? Martin Martel battles to discover the truth. Modesitt’s 2nd novel, from 1985
Star Trek – Captain to Captain part 1 of Legacies, a special 50th Anniversary trilogy by Greg Cox
3dTotalPublishing – Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques very nice looking softcover with loads of full colour illustrations
Tony Millionaire – Drinky Crow Drinks Again the latest collection of Maakies comic strips. Hardcover, b&w
Phillippe Thirault, Marc Males & Mario Janni – Thousand Faces hardcover fom Humanoids collecting all 5 albums of the Wild West adventure story. Full colour
Kurt Busiek, Mario Alberti, Sam Timel & Bazal – Redhand: Twilight of the Gods full colour fantasy adventure from Humanoids. Softcover
Michelangelo La Neve & Marco Nizzoli – Day of the Magicians now in softcover
Alexandre Jodorowsky – Screaming Planet now in softcover
Fritz Leiber – Fafhrd and the Gray Mauser: The Cloud of Hate and other stories softcover collecting the first 5 issues of the 1973 comic, Sword of Sorcery. Stories adapted by Dennis O’Neil, Howard Chaykin & Walter Simonson. Great art!
Locus – June cover date, issue # 665 Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling on the cover and the quarterly forthcoming books sections inside
Illustration – issue # 51 featuring John Gannam, Frank Walts and pulp art by C. B. Mayshark
Charles Stross – The Nightmare Stacks the 7th of the Laundry Files. Signed copies available.
Sarah Perry – The Essex Serpent strange goings-on in the Essex marshes of late Victorian England
Mira Grant – Rise hefty volume of all the short stories set in her Newsflesh series world
in large format:
Lisa Tuttle – (The Curious Affair of) The Sonambulist and the Psychic Thief a case for consulting detective Jasper Jesperson and his colleague Miss Lane, once the assistant to a fraudulent psychic (so she knows all the tricks) …
Guy Haley – The Emperor’s Railroad a 1000 years after civilisation crashed, strange creatures range the lands between warring city-states
James de Mille – A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder satirical sf novel first published in book form in 1888. 4 sailors discover a manuscript detailing epic explorations and adventures…
Ellen Datlow (editor) – The Best Horror of the Year volume eight 20 of the best from last year…
in ‘B’ format:
Jonathan Oliver (editor) – End of the Road anthology of new weird travel tales by the likes of Philip Reeve, Adam Nevill and Ian Whates
Mike Shepherd – Rebel the 3rd in the series about Vicky Peterwald, daughter of Kris Longknife…
Tanith Lee – Night’s Master reprint of vol 1 of her exotic Tales from the Flat Earth series from 1978
Signed copies in stock now!
The 7th Laundry Files novel from Charles Stross.
Taylor Anderson – Blood in the Water the 11th in his Destroyermen series about a US warship and crew lost in an alternate history where humans didn’t evolve…
Laura Lam – False Hearts several decades in the future, a once-conjoined twin is persuaded to pose as her sister to investigate strange goings on. If she succeeds, her sister may receive the treatment she needs to live…
Tom Lloyd – Stranger of Tempest part 1 of new fantasy series The God Fragments
Simon R. Green – Dead Man Walking the 2nd Ishmael Jones Mystery
Justin Cronin – The City of Mirrors the final part of The Passage trilogy
Lois McMaster Bujold – Penric’s Demon novella from Subterranean Press set in her World of the Five Gods
in large format:
Patricia A. McKillip – Dreams of Distant Shores short story collection, including 3 never before published
in ‘B’ format:
Naomi Novik – League of Dragons the 9th and final Temeraire adventure! Napoleon makes a last, desperate attempt to win by bribing all the dragons he can!
Nimue Brown – When We Are Vanished silicon based computers have stopped functioning, but innovative cellulose-based tech may be the solution…
Daniel Godfrey – New Pompeii an energy company discovers a technology that enables them to transport matter from the past, but soon the project has wildly different aims than cheap energy…
Joe R. Lansdale – Miracles Ain’t What They Used To Be the latest Outspoken Author volume from PM Press. includes fiction, an interview, several biographical pieces & a bibliography
Shoreline of Infinity – issue # 4 includes The Stilt-Men of the Lunar Swamps by local author Andrew J. Wilson and other fiction by Gary Gibson, among others. Also book reviews and interviews with Ken MacLeod and Tricia Sullivan
It’s that time of the year again! A new Charles Stross novel!
Charlie’s 7th Laundry Files novel comes out on the 23rd of this month – i.e. in two weeks! – and is called The Nightmare Stacks.
As before, I will be able to provide signed & dedicated copies of it.
The price for the UK edition is £18.99 and postage within the UK will be another £2.85, making a total per copy of £21.84
Contact me on email@example.com with details of how you’d like it signed and I’ll issue a PayPal Invoice.
Options include a plain signature, or with the date, or location (Edinburgh) or a brief greeting. No first lines though, I’m afraid.
For Europe, the postage is £6.95
For almost everywhere else it’s £10.40
And for Australia/NZ it’s £11.25
Alex Schwartz had a great job and a promising future – until he caught an unfortunate bout of vampirism, and agreed (on pain of death) to join the Laundry, Britain’s only counter-occult secret intelligence agency. His first assignment is in Leeds – his old hometown. But the thought of telling his parents he’s lost his job, let alone their discovering his ‘condition’, is causing Alex almost as much anxiety as his new lifestyle of supernatural espionage.
His only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a student from the local Goth Festival who flirts with him despite his fear of sunlight (and girls). But Cassie has secrets of her own – secrets that make Alex’s night life seem positively normal …James Bond meets H. P. Lovecraft in the latest occult thriller from Hugo Award winner Charles Stross, in a series where British spies take on the supernatural.
Joe Zieja – Mechanical Failure after a year away from the Service, Roger returns and finds that it’s preparing for a war he really doesn’t think exists… The strap line is ‘please restart your warship’!
Terry Brooks – The Sorcerer’s Daughter the final book in The Defenders of Shannara trilogy, part 28 of his long-running Shannara series (I think)
Robert McCammon – Freedom of the Mask the latest Matthew Corbett case, set in 1703
Thomas Sniegoski – Savage Sidney is about to move off the island she grew up on, but there’s a storm coming. And it’s not a normal storm…
David Hambling – The Dulwich Horror 7 more Lovecraft inspired stories set in south London! His previous two novelettes, The Elder Ice & Broken Meat are not included.
Doctor Who – The Legends of River Song 5 stories of the life of the Doctor Who character
in large format:
Karin Boye – Kallocain obscure Swedish dystopian novel from 1940 and translated in 1966. It’s on the list of nominees for a retro-Hugo this year!
Nicholas Sansbury Smith – Orbs cut off in deep quarantine preparing for a vital Mars mission, the doors to the outside are finally opened and they find the world has changed drastically…
Ren Warom – Escapology Shock is a genius on-line; off-line he’s running from the enemies he’s made in the virtual world called the Slip…
Hannu Rajaniemi – Invisible Planets: Collected Fiction 19 of his short stories, with intros he wrote for a couple of them. I assume this is the same as the h/c called Collected Fiction that came out last Spring
in ‘B’ format:
Terry Pratchett – The Shepherd’s Crown Terry’s final Discworld novel, featuring Tiffany Aching
Charles Stross – The Annihilation Score his 6th Laundry novel; signed copies will be available soon
Gail Z. Martin – The Shadowed Path short stories featuring Jonmarc Vahanian
Michael Moorcock – The Whispering Swarm semi-autobiographical fantasy set in post-war London
Anna Caltabiano – The Time of the Clockmaker Miss Hatfield has lost the strange clock that enables her to time travel – and she’s stranded in the 16th C!
Ted Chiang – Stories of Your Life and Other Stories the title story plus 7 others
Kameron Hurley – The Geek Feminist Revolution 37 of her essays (plus intro)
Simon Stalenhag – Tales from the Loop Swedish landscapes with… weird things happening. Alien spaceships, giant mecha, robots & maybe dinosaurs! With short pieces of explanatory text. Hardcover; looks excellent!
Illustration – issue # 52 large features on mid-20th C artists John La Gatta and Harry Beckhoff
Illustrators – Issue Fourteen lead feature on Tara McPherson, with another substantial piece on Joe Jusco
Simon R. Green – DR. DOA the 10th in his Secret Histories series
Mercedes Lackey – A Study in Sable the 11th in her Elemental Masters series
Malka Older – Infomocracy in the future the world consists of global micro-democracies but politics can still get dirty
John Ringo & Gary Poole (editors) – Black Tide Rising a dozen stories set in Ringo’s zombie apocalypse world, by such authors as Eric Flint, John Scalzi, Sarah Hoyt and Ringo himself
in large format:
Danil O’Malley – Stiletto the long-awaited further adventures of Myfanwy Thomas, which began in The Rook
Paul Krueger – Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Bailey learns to fight demons and monsters with magically mixed cocktails! Different drinks give a range of special powers to help…
David Afsharirad (editor) – The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 20215 the 2nd annual collection, with a dozen stories
in ‘B’ format:
Iain Pears – Arcadia fascinating blend of fantasy and science fiction; one of my favourite books of last year, when the hardcover came out.
Neal Stephenson – Seveneves epic story of humanity’s survival after the Earth becomes uninhabitable
V. E. Schwab – This Savage Song the 1st Monsters of Verity novel. Two quite different people from opposite sides in a city where monsters are real…
Django Wexler – The Price of Valour the 3rd in his ‘black powder’ fantasy series, The Shadow Campaigns, which began with The Thousand Names
J. R. Ward – Blood Kiss part 1 of The Black Dagger Legacy romantic fantasy series
Rebecca Alexander – The Secrets of Time and Fate cross-time fantasy set in the present day and in Dr. John Dee’s 16th Century England
Jenny T. Colgan – Resistance is Futile a mathematician is recruited to a secret code-breaking project…
B. Catling – The Vorrh on a distant planet, a soldier sets off to be the first human to cross a strange, apparently endless forest
Adrian J. Walker – The End of the World Running Club Edgar is 500 miles from home when disaster strikes the world and he must get home as quickly as possible…
Gardner Dozois (editor) – Mash Up top authors contributes their own stories which use classic first sentences from other novels as their starting point!
Warhammer 40,000 – Adeptus Mechanicus omnibus edition of 2 of Rob Sanders‘ adventures, Skitarius & Tech-Priest
Warhammer 40,000 – The Plagues of Orath three short novels in the Space Marines Battles series; Plague Harvest by Cavan Scott, Engines of War by Steve Lyons & Armour of Faith by Graeme Lyon. Includes 4 page glossy colour insert
Simon R. Green – From a Drood to a Kill the 9th in his Secret Histories series
Victor Milan – The Dinosaur Lords chivalry, knights and all sorts of dinosaurs, either to be ridden to battle or hunted!
N. S. Dolkart – Silent Hall 5 refugees from a deadly plague take up a quest for magic strong enough to save themselves, and their wizard patron’s magic library…
Lincoln Child – The Forgotten Room in a private estate on Rhode Island a deserted wing of a mansion may hold the answers to some strange events…
Chuck Wendig – Zeroes several hackers & conspiracy theorists are forced into working for the Government but come across secrets even they can hardly believe…
Daniel Wallace – Warcraft: Behind the Dark Portal subtitled ‘inside the epic new film‘. One half is full colour art and the history of the Alliance, flip it over and the other side does the same for the Horde.
Doctor Who – Legacy of Death Fourth Doctor adventure # 5.4 from Big Finish, featuring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward
Doctor Who – And You Will Obey Me the latest Big Finish ( # 211) adventure featuring Peter Davidson
Game of Thrones – Playing Cards 2nd edition with new characters on the face cards