Ken Liu – The Grace of Kings the seven kingdoms of the archipelago of Dara have been welded into an empire, but that doesn’t mean there’s peace!
in large format:
Ian Whates – Pelquin’s Comet in a bid to claim a store of alien weaponry the crew of the Comet are pursued by rivals but their most dangerous opponent may be on board!
Alex Bledsoe – Wisp of a Thing sequel to The Hum and the Shiver, about the reclusive folk of Cloud County, Tennessee
Brenda Cooper – Edge of Dark mankind had banished rogue AIs to the very edge of the Solar System a long time ago, but now they want to return – and they’ve evolved… Book 1 of The Glittering Edge
Sarah Jane Stratford – The Moonlight Brigade a Roman General from the time of the Republic becomes a vampire, and centuries later, hopes to bring down Mussolini’s regime and replace it with a new Republic! Includes Nazi vampire hunters!
Tom Purdom – Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons a dozen of this under-rated author’s best short stories, with an intro by Michael Swanwick.
Mike Allen – Unseaming horror collection
Jennifer Brozek & Bryan Thomas Schmidt (editors) – Shattered Shields 17 new heroic fantasy combat stories by authors such as Elizabeth Moon, David Farland and Glen Cook
in ‘B’ format:
Paul Magrs – Lost on Mars YA novel about settlers on Mars two or three generations after first colonisation… looks like fun!
Tim Lebbon – The Silence Ali and her family seek refuge from the plague in a huge underground cave system, but there are vicious creatures living there; blind, but hunting by sound and echo-location…
E. E. Richardson – Disturbed Earth DCI Clair Pierce heads up Yorkshire’s Ritual Crime Unit but, returning to work after an injury, finds things have changed in her absence… 1st in a series
William Dietrich – The Murder of Adam and Eve time travel adventure back to ancient East Africa…
Dennis L. McKiernan – Stolen Crown the latest Mithgar novel, the first since 2008’s City of Jade
Benjamin Percy – Red Moon fat, modern werewolf thriller!
Peter V. Brett – The Skull Throne the 4th in the series that began with The Painted Man. I’d have had it a bit sooner but my supplier allowed me to order the export edition by mistake and, of course, wouldn’t send copies to me. Took a while to realise what the problem was…
C. J. Cherryh – Tracker the 1st in the 6th sub-trilogy of her Foreigner sequence. 16th overall.
in ‘B’ format:
Robert Silverberg – Downward to the Earth SF Masterwork from Orion; a once-colonised planet is abandoned when the natives are found to be sentient. Now it’s a place of mystery…
Arkady & Boris Strugatsky – Hard to be a God a left wing agent from Earth is landed on a feudal planet… SF Masterwork with an intro by Ken MacLeod and newly translated by Olena Bornashenko, which means it probably reads better than the previous English language editions!
Tricia Sullivan – Shadowboxer on the Hugo shortlist for this year…
C. J. Cherryh – Peacemaker the 3rd in the 5th sub-trilogy of her Foreigner sequence
S. Andrew Swann – Dragon Thief the sequel to Dragon Princess Frank body-swaps from the princess’ body to one belonging to a notorious thief…
Faith Hunter – Dark Heir the 9th Jane Yellowrock novel
Chris Marie Green – Every Breath You Take the 3rd in the Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire series
Diana Rowland – Vengeance of the Demon 5th in the series featuring Kara Gillian, demon summoner
Paul Christopher – Secret of the Templars 9th volume of the series with John ‘Doc’ Holliday
Jae-Cheol Park – The Art of PaperBlue large softcover full of tutorials and images in various stages of creation
Luca Zampeiolo – Kallamity Sketchbook: Mech in Ink hardcover sketchbook, with several pages of tips at the back
Jorge Balaguer – The Monster Book of Manga: Steampunk shows 7 pages each for 39 different characters from initial sketch to full colour art. Robot, Time Traveller, Female Inventor, Galactic Hero, and many more!
Sylviane Corgiat & Laura Zuccheri – The Swords of Glass big fantasy hardback graphic novel from Humanoids
Hi Fructose – volume 35
Heavy Metal – Hoax Hunters #1 1st in a new comic series. This is a new comic book separate from the ongoing magazine.
Game of Thrones – In Memoriam neat little illustrated hardback showcasing all the characters who have died…so far! Based on the tv series rather than the novels by George R. R. Martin
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.
in ‘B’ format:
Daryl Gregory – Harrison Squared 16 y.o. Harrison is left apparently orphaned in a strange little New England town, much like H. P. Lovecraft‘s Innsmouth. But has his mother really drowned?
Marie Brennan – Voyage of the Basilisk the 3rd in the Memoirs of Lady Trent. It bears some small resmblance to The Voyage of the Beagle…
David Barnett – Gideon Smith & the Brass Dragon sequel to Gideon Smith & the Mechanical Girl. Steampunk
Christopher Moore – The Serpent of Venice companion volume to Fool; another weird Shakespearean adventure!
Alan Smale – Clash of Eagles alternate history in which Rome’s legions invade pre-Columbian America but meet with disaster fighting the Cahokians of the Midwest, and Praetor Gaius Marcillinus is captured for his military knowledge…
Ian Whates (editor) – Solaris Rising 3 18 new stories…
Star Trek Enterprise – Uncertain Logic 3rd in the Rise of the Federation series by Christopher L Bennett
Ron Goulart – Good Girl Art softcover with mainly full-colour art, and text giving the history and context
Benjamin Dewey – The Complete Collection of The Tragedy series: Secret Lobster Claws and Other Misfortunes 500 single panels of bizarrely funny ‘tragedys’!
Interzone – # 257 with fiction from Alastair Reynolds, among others…
Locus – March 2015 cover date
Pop! Books – Cthulhu vinyl figure; 5 inch figure in display box
Build Your Own Snowglobe little kit in a box from Running Press
Doctor Who – The Entropy Plague Big Finish adventure # 197, with Peter Davidson
Doctor Who – Requiem for the Rocket Men Big Finish Fourth Doctor adventure # 4.3 with Tom Baker and Louise Jameson
Kay Kenyon – Queen of the Deep as an adult, Jane Gray meets an imaginary childhood friend and ends up in a magical medieval kingdom entirely aboard a gigantic steamship…
Gerald Kersh – Men Without Bones 13 strange tales…
Patricia A. McKillip – Gateway Omnibus the latest omnibus from Gollancz, containing Song for the Basilisk, The Tower at Stony Wood and Od Magic
Lucius Shepard – Gateway Omnibus from Gollancz, containing the late author’s first novel, Green Eyes, The Jaguar Hunter collection and the short novel Vacancy
Zachary Brown – The Darkside War there are multiple alien species, and not all of them are friendly… part 1 of The Icarus Corps
Tobias S. Buckell – Ragamuffin the 2nd Xenowealth novel. reissue; great little series although #1 is a bit slow to get into… Pockets of humanity are dotted across space, but confined to specific planets after being on the wrong side in a multi-species space war
in ‘B’ format:
Gail Carriger – Prudence book 1 of her new steampunk series, The Custard Protocol
Django Wexler – The Forbidden Library a huge, dark library hides worlds-full of secrets…
Rjurik Davidson – Unwrapped Sky revolution is afoot and the world is changing, and Kata is forced to try to murder a visiting minotaur… I really enjoyed this when it was in h/c
Imagine fx – Masters & Legends of Fantasy Art with dvd at the back. restock
Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess – Stardust softcover from Vertigo, with the original illustrations
Black Static – # 45 new fiction and reviews, etc.
Galaxy’s Edge – issues # 12 & # 13
Cedric Villani – Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure memoir of a top mathematician…
in large format:
John Joseph Adams (editor) – Operation Arcana 16 new stories of mititary fantasy from the likes of Glen Cook, Simon Green & Django Wexler
Jo Walton – My Real Children a dying woman seems to have memories of two quite different lives…
Carrie Patel – The Buried Life Liesl investigates the murder of a noted historian in an underground city lit by gaslamps…
Oliver Langmead – Dark Star strange, book-length work about a dark city, one of who’s three artificial light sources has been stolen, and a strange girl with luminous veins…
Sparth – Structura 3: The Art of Sparth mainly full page, full colour art, but some smaller pieces and text to the back
Claudio Aboy – New Amazons full colour softcover from SQP
Rich Larson – Zombie Sexual re-stock; b&w sketches, etc. from SQP
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Das Pastoras – Metabarons Genesis: Castaka prequel to the main Metabarons story from Humanoids. Very nice art
Travis Charest, Alexandro Jodorowsky & Zoran Janjetov – Weapons of the Metabarons h/c from Humanoids
Pierre Gabus & Romuald Reutiman – District 14: Season 1 h/c collection of the b&w anthropomorphic comic strip, from Humanoids
Locus – January cover date, # 648 in at last!
Juxtapoz – April cover date
Heavy Metal – issue # 273
Comics Review – February cover date The Phantom, Tarzan, Ally Oop, etc. Mainly b&w but some colour strips
Dan Simmons – The Fifth Heart Sherlock Holmes and Henry James travel to America to investigate an apparent suicide by a member of an ex-President’s family…
Kazuo Ishiguro – The Buried Giant a couple set out to find their long lost son in what used to be termed Dark Age Britain. (Now it’s early medieval or late antiquity or somesuch)
Ian Ross – War at the Edge of the World Centurion Aurelius Castus is posted from the ease of his Danube posting to the the cold, dark lands at the edge of Empire in North Britain… 1st in his Twilight of Empire series
David Drake & John Lambshead – Into the Maelstrom sequel to Into the Hinterlands; Allen Allenson leads the colonists in their fight for freedom…
George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois (editors) – Old Venus 16 stories from top authors in a companion volume to the editors’ recent Old Mars anthology
Harry Harrison – Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison! A Memoir by Harry Harrison little need to say what this is! Completed days before his death in 2012, with the help of his daughter Moira
in large format:
Harriet Goodchild – After the Ruin high romance and intrigue in the times of the Later Lands, Ohmorah and Lyikene. Local author; signed copies available
Greg Van Eekhout – California Bones heist caper set in a magical alternate California
Sarah Tolmie – The Stone Boatmen 3 very different cities have stone statues pointing outward from their harbours… The ship Aphelion voyages between them
Carrie Anne Noble – The Mermaid’s Sister 16 y.o. Clara lives up a mountain and discovers that her sister is becoming a mermaid! Bus the sea’s so far away…
Eleanor Arnason – Big Mama Stories modern fables reminiscent of the Tao Zero stories by Calvino…
Joe R. Lansdale – Prisoner 489 a giant coffin arrives for secret burial at an unlisted cemetery…
Edwin A. Abbott – Flatland back in stock
Darrell Schweitzer – Speaking of Horror II interviews with 18 acclaimed horror authors including Joe Lansdale, Ramsay Campbell & Kim Newman. Some of the interviews are aging a bit now but are still interesting
in ‘B’ format:
Jim Butcher – Skin Game the latest of his Dresden Files
Col Buchanan – The Black Dream 3rd of his Farlander series. Epic fantasy
Melanie Tem – The Yellow Wood presumably the late author’s final novel…
Clive Cussler & Scott Justin – The Bootleggers the 7th Isaac Bell adventure
Lewis Dartnell – The Knowledge subtitled ‘How to Rebuild our World after an Apocalypse‘. Fascinating look at how to re-invent basic technology, etc.
Seanan McGuire – Pocket Apocalypse the 4th Incryptid adventure
Ilona Andrews – Magic Breaks the 7th Kate Daniels outing
Devon Monk – Infinity Bell the 2nd in her House Immortal series
Ben Bova – Trans/Human on the run from the authorities with his dying granddaughter, Luke must use a new unauthorised treatment on himself before using it on his patient…
Alex Archer – Bathed In Blood the 53rd Rogue Angel adventure!
James Axler – End Day the 121st Deathlands
adventure art, etc:
Jan Paul Schuitten – Hello From 2030 hardcover about all sorts of aspects of the near future…
Kelly Link – Get in Trouble her new short story collection
in ‘B’ format:
V. E. Schwab – A Darker Shade of Magic Kell smuggles items between different versions of London, but pickpocket Lila steals a very important item from him… Signed copies available – see her own page linked opposite. Hardback also available
Jen Williams – The Copper Promise Wydren is offered a job exploring the darkest depths of the Citadel.
Patricia Briggs – Dead Heat the 4th Alpha & Omega novel
Tom Fletcher – Gleam Wild Alan has been exiled to the Discard and must go on a quest through the gigantic black pyramid that contains all of civilisation
Kameron Hurley – Rapture the 3rd in the set that began with God’s War
Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson – Mentats of Dune their 12th Dune novel, following on from Frank Herbert‘s own 6 Dune novels…
Dean R. Koontz – The City
Scott Harrison (editor) – Whispers in the Dark three Cthulhu-based novellas by Alison Littlewood, Thana Niveau & Johnny Mains
John Joseph Adams (editor) – Wastelands 2 subtitled ‘More Stories of the Apocalypse’ 30 stories by top authors, all but 5 from the past 15 years
Warhammer – Everchosen the 2nd in the Archaon series, by Rob Sanders…
Warhammer 40,000 – Nightbringer the 1st book of the Chronicles of Uriel Ventrus by Graham McNeill
Iver P. Cooper – 1636: Seas of Fortune the latest novel in Eric Flint‘s Ring of Fire/1632 series
Larry Correia – Monster Hunter: Nemesis 5th in the series
J. C. Nelson – Armageddon Rules the sequel to Free Agent. Another problem for the new partner in the Fairy Godfather Agency
Lauren M. Roy – Grave Matters sequel to Night Owls, about a very late night bookshop and strange goings-on relating to it’s customers…
Sean Andrew Murray – Sketchbook Collection volume 1 b&w pencil & charcoal sketches of fantasy characters, buildings and creatures…
Eric Nolen-Weathington – Modern Masters Volume 30: Paolo Rivera mainly b&w with 8 pages of colour
Frederic Brremaud & Frederico Bertolucci – Love: the Tiger beautiful hardback graphic novel about a day in the life of a wild tiger in S.E. Asia, and it’s interactions with other jungle animals. Includes tapirs! Completely textless.
Alexandro Jodorowsky & Ladronn – Final Incal full colour hardback from Humanoids
Locus – February cover date Round-up of last year.
Doctor Who – Equilibrium adventure # 196 from Big Finish, featuring Peter Davidson
Doctor Who – The Darkness of Glass Fourth Doctor adventure # 4.2 from Big Finish, with Tom Baker & Louise Jamieson
in large format:
Paul McAuley – Something Coming Through aliens have granted Earth access to 15 habitable exo-planets, but they’re littered with the ruins of previous inhabitants who had also accepted the aliens’ offer…
Jen Williams – The Iron Ghost sequel to The Copper Promise. Epic fantasy
in ‘B’ format:
Paul Cornell – The Severed Streets the sequel to London Falling
Brandon Sanderson – The Rithmatist Joel has learnt all about magic; he just can’t do any!
Fergus Currie – The Grangemouth Conspiracy hefty thriller spanning over a century about mysterious 19th C Russians and strange goings-on at the petro-chemical plant!
Star Trek – The Missing the latest Deep Space Nine book, by Una McCormack
James Axler – Terminal White the latest Outlanders adventure!
Harald Belher – Ride vol.1 h/c concept art for electric motorcycles
Darren Quach – Inkworks vol.1 small h/c of b&w sketches
Brian Kesineer – Walking Your Octopus back in stock!
Iain Banks & Ken MacLeod – Poems copies signed by Ken available now
Joe Abercrombie – Half the World the sequel to Half a King
Jacqueline Carey – Poison Fruit 3rd volume in her Agent of Hel series…
Ben Bova & Eric Choi (editors) – Carbide Tipped Pens anthology of 17 new hard sf stories
Tobias Buckell – Crystal Rain re-issue of the 1st volume of his Xenowealth series, set in a future where mankind is confined to certain planets following a multi-sided space war…
McSweeney’s – no. 48 the latest issue; comes bundled with a separate screenplay by Boots Riley
in ‘B’ format:
Anthony Ryan – Tower Lord the 2nd book in his Raven’s Shadow fantasy series; the 1st was Blood Song
Myke Cole – Gemini Cell the 4th Shadow Ops adventure
Stephen Jones (editor) – Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth new anthology of stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft (indeed, it includes 2 of his own stories! (Innsmouth Clay and The Port))
Brian Kesinger – Traveling With Your Octopus companion h/c to his Walking Your Octopus book, and also the b&w softcover Coloring With Your Octopus!
Larry Gonick – The Cartoon Guide to Algebra softcover with cartoon characters and panels, rather than strips
Jean-Claude Forest – Barbarella: The Wrath of the Minute-Eater b&w hardcover from Humanoids. This is a completely different story from the outsize h/c I got in a few months ago…
Richard D. Nolane & Francois Miville-Deschenes – Millennium full colour historical adventure set 100 years ago, from Humanoids
Leonard Starr – Mary Perkins on Stage: volume one b&w softcover collecting the newspaper strip about the life and adventures of a showgirl. This volume includes the year of strips running from February 1957 until January 1958. From Classic Comic Press
Juxtapoz – March 2015 cover date
Illustrators – issue #9, featuring Bruce Pennington
Brick Journal – issue #33 of the Lego magazine