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
Elizabeth Bear – Karen Memory steampunk mystery set in the boom town of Seattle at the end of the 19th C
Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor – Castaway Planet 4th in the fast-moving time and space hopping series that began with Boundary!
David B. Coe – Spell Blind Justis is a P.I. with paranormal powers, but he also goes mad at full moons…
David Duchovny – Holy Cow Elise Bovary is a cow who makes a break for freedom with her farmyard companions, a pig and a turkey. They disguise themselves as human (as best they can!) and make for the airport…
in large format:
David Weber & Eric Flint – Cauldron of Ghosts the 3rd in the Honorverse series that began with Crown of Stars
in ‘B’ format:
Chris Evans – Of Bone and Thunder gritty epic fantasy about a war far from home and the strain it puts on the young combatants…
Ian McDonald – Empress of the Sun volume 3 in his steampunk Everness series
William C. Dietz – By Force of Arms the 4th Legion of the Damned adventure
Mel Odom – Master Sargeant the war with the Phrenorians comes to the jungle world of Makaum, where there’s already a civil war brewing. Frank Sage is assigned there to integrate the local forces with the Terran military. 1st in the Makaum War series
Marshall Tyan Maresca – The Thorn in Dentonhill during the day Veranix is a struggling magic student. At night, though, he works to bring down the crime boss who murdered his father… Maradaine #1
E. L. Tettensor – Master of Plagues sequel to Dreamwalker
Violette Malan – The Dhulyn and Parno Novels volume one omnibus containing The Sleeping God and The Soldier King. Epic fantasy
D&D: Forgotten Realms – Rise of the King the Companions Codex #2 by R. A. Salvatore
Doctor Who – The Exxilons Tom Baker & Louise Jamieson feature in the Big Finish Fourth Doctor Full Cast Audio Drama #4.1
Before Iain Bank‘s death in June 2013 he and Ken MacLeod agreed that a book of their poems should be published. It comes out in a couple of weeks time and is called, appropriately, Poems.
As with previous books of his, Ken has agreed to sign copies for me.
It will cost £12.99 and postage within the UK will be £1.51, making £14.50 in total.
Copies to Europe will be £12.99 + £5.15 p&p making £18.14 in total
Copies to almost everywhere else will be £12.99 + £7.45 p&p making £20.44 in total
Copies to Australia & NZ will be £12.99 + £7.90 p&p making £20.89 in total.
To order a copy, please contact me with your location and how you’d like it signed, and I will issue a PayPal Invoice for the amount due.
People who have previously ordered signed copies of books by either Ken or Iain should have received an e-mail from me about this offer by now. If I’ve missed you, please e-mail me.
Robert Repino– Mort(e) the world’s ants have secretly been creating all sorts of ‘uplifted’ animals, and now is the time to rise against the Humans!
Matthew Reilly – The Great Zoo of China the Chinese are about to unveil a great new zoo, and it’s main draw will be dragons!
Simon R. Green – The Dark Side of the Road Ishmael Jones must discover which of the Colonel’s house guests murdered him…
Graham Masterton – Taken for Dead Katie Maguire of the Garda has another gruesome crime to tackle in Cork…
Neil Gaiman – Trigger Warning short story collection, The oldest stories date from 2007
Karen Lord – The Galaxy Game three students at the Lyceum school for the psionically gifted can’t wait to graduate and use their acquired skills for good… But there’s a crisis brewing bewteen rival star-faring civilisations
in ‘B’ format:
Joe Abercrombie – Half a King left for dead, the crippled Prince Yarvi knows he can’t win back his position by his strength…
Robert Lydon – Imperial Fire epic sequel to Hawk Quest, an historical novel set in 1081 and spanning much of Europe. In this one, Valton and his companions must venture east… Really enjoyed the 1st one.
Josh Malerinan – Bird Box the internet fails; tv stops broadcasting, then the phones go down. And you can’t see out the windows…
Chuck Wendig – Unclean Spirits part of the Gods and Monsters multi-author series
Jame Smythe – The Echo sequel to The Explorer, set 20 years on. Part 2 of his Anomaly Quartet
V. E. Schwab – Vicious back in stock; 2 ex-friends battle with their psychic powers… Signed copies of her new book, A Darker Shade of Magic, will be available soon!
Martyn Amos & Ra Page (editors) – Beta Life anthology of sf stories set in 2070, written by pairs of authors & scientists.
Jesse Bullington (editor) – Letters to Lovecraft 18 new short stories…
Warhammer 40,000 – First and Only the latest Gaunt’s Ghosts novel, by Dan Abnett
William C. Dietz – Deadeye in a much-altered world, Cassandra Lee must try to find a notorious murderer and kidnapper and may have to venture into the red zone. Volume 1 of The Mutant Files
Lisa Shearin – The Dragon Conspiracy the magical ‘Dragon Eggs’ jewels have been stolen and Makenna has 24 hours to break the case… Volume 2 of the SPI Files, and the sequel to last year’s The Grendal Affair
Heather Graham – Waking the Dead a painting’s characters can come to life…
John Joseph Adams (editor) – Wastelands anthology with 22 ‘stories of the apocalypse‘, as the strap line says. Authors include George R. R. Martin, Cory Doctorow and Jack McDevitt
Stefano Raffaele – Loving Dead h/c zombie graphic novel from Humanoids
Interzone – # 256 with fiction from Neil Williamson and an interview with Ann Leckie
Rip-Off! 13 top authors, including Robert Charles Wilson, Lavie Tidhar, Elizabeth Bear, Daryl Gregory and 9 more, take the first line from a favorite famous book and then write their own story starting with it! Works thus ‘ripped-off’ include Moby Dick, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Huckleberry Finn!
Doctor Who – Mistfall Big Finish full cast audio drama # 195, with Peter Davidson
Game of Thrones – Playing Cards back in stock; the original deck of cards from the series
in large format:
Patricia A. McKillip – Gateway Omnibus from Gollancz, containing In the Forests of Sfere, Alphabet of Thorn and The Bell at Sealey Head
Gareth E. Rees – Marshland weird fiction and strange history and folklore featuring Hackney marshes and the surrounding areas. Illustrated by Ada Jusic.
in ‘B’ format:
Patricia Briggs – Night Broken her 8th Mercy Thomson novel…
Gareth L. Powell – Macaque Attack 3rd volume in his Ack-Ack Macaque trilogy
Stephen Blackmoore – Mythbreaker Fitz is trying to go straight after a life of crime, but ends up on the run from an angel. And he’s always suffered from hallucinations…
Charles DeLint – Over My Head the middle part of his Wildings trilogy. All three parts are now is stock.
Black Static – #44 the usual mix of fiction and reviews
Jim C. Hines – Unbound the 3rd in his Magic Ex Libris series…
Tim Powers – Nobody’s Home subtitled An Anubis Gates Story. Novella from Subterranean Press, illustrated by J. K. Potter
in large format:
Alfred Doblin – The Three Leaps of Wang Lun early (1915) German Expressionist novel, also an early example of ‘China as a fantasy kingdom’. Translated by C. D. Godwin
Edgar Pangborn – Gateway Omnibus the latest release in the Gollancz series, containing Davy, A Mirror for Observers and the short story collection Good Neighbours and Other Strangers
Charles DeLint – Under My Skin shape-shifting fantasy; Wildings #1
Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven Boys the pupils of the nearby private school are known as the Raven Boys, and Blue can’t resist finding out more about magic and their strange and sinister world…
Joseph Corn & Katherine Chambers – Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future softback full of art showing now obsolete futures! Lots of explanatory text
Terry Pavlet & Sam Gafford – Strange Detective Mysteries 14 years after Edgar Allan Poe‘s death, a group of crack problem solvers is assembled to solve his murder. Features Conan Doyle, Wells, Tesla, Houdini & Bat Masterton! b&w
Warren Ellis & Chris Weston – Ministry of Space back in stock; alternate history with Great Britain winning the post-war Space Race. Full colour
Locus – November issue, trailing in at last…
Heavy Metal – issue #272
Juxtapoz – February cover date
Hi-Fructose – #34; includes a 16 page Gary Taxali insert
Happy New Year!
James Morrow – Galapagos Regained alternate history in which Darwin’s animal keeper steals his ideas, but then has to collect her own specimens to back up her arguments!
Brandon Sanderson – Firefight the 2nd in his Reckoners series, the first was Steelheart
John Ringo – Strands of Sorrow the 4th (and apparently final) part in his nautical zombie apocalypse series!
Peter V. Brett – Messenger’s Legacy illustrated Demon Cycle novella
Simon R. Green – Tales from the Nightside 10 short stories
in large format:
Charles de Lint – Out of this World the 3rd book in his Wildlings series, which began with Under my Skin
James Morrow – The Philosopher’s Apprentice Mason Ambrose accepts a dream job on a tropical island to re-educate a young woman who has lost both her memory and her moral compass…
James Morrow – The Madonna and the Starship short satirical novel with diabolical lobsters from outer space!
Liz Riley Jones – Hiraeth Moira is an orphan who discovers she is descended from Druids, and that they still exist on Anglesey. She is soon at the centre of a secret civil war…
Douglas F. Warwick – Plow the Bones collection of his weird fiction
Ellen Datlow (editor) – Lovecraft’s Monsters stories from some top current authors!
Pamela Sargent – Dream of Venus and Other Science Fiction Stories 5 stories from her ‘Venus of Dreams‘ background. Published back-to-back Ace Double style with
Jack Dann & George Zebrowski – Decimated: 10 Science Fiction Stories collaborative stories, mainly from the early/mid 1070s
Ursula K. LeGuin – The Wave in the Mind stories and essays, published in 2004
Mike Resnick (editor) – The Best of Galaxy’s Edge 2013 – 2014 25 short stories, reprinted from the magazine’s first year’s issues.
The Book of Apex: volume 1 collecting the best from the 1st 18 months of monthly online sf/fantasy publication Apex Magazine http://www.apex-magazine.com/
The Book of Apex: volume 2
The Book of Apex: volume 3 stories from the issues edited by Catherynne M. Valente
The Book of Apex: volume 4 culled from the 1st 15 issues edited by Lynne M. Thomas
in ‘B’ format:
Larry Niven & Gregory Benford – Shipstar further exploration of the Bowl of Heaven, the gigantic space-going habitat discovered in book 1.
Andrzej Sapkowski – Baptism of Fire the 4th in the fantasy series that began with The Last Wish
Den Patrick – The Boy With the Porcelain Blade the King rules Landfall from a vast castle and Lucien is only a pawn in his schemes, except Lucien has other ideas…
Mark Alder – Son of the Morning an alternate history of the 14th century. Unlike Philip of France, Edward the Third finds he cannot summon his bloodline’s angels, as his father could, so searches for different forces to help him win their struggle. Part 1 of Banners of Blood.
A. J. Smith – The Dark Blood book 2 of the epic fantasy, Chronicles of the Long War
Brian Staveley – The Emperor’s Blades the 1st Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. The Emperor has been murdered and his three children are all under threat, whether they be monk, soldier or princess…
Col Buchanan – Farlander fantasy re-issue. The Free Ports are under siege by the Empire and the assassin Ash and his apprentice are in the middle of it all. Parts 2 & 3 will be out again in February and March
Rebecca Levene – Smiler’s Fair 5 people’s paths cross at the great, ever-moving carnival, and their lives change track dramatically. Volume 1 of The Hollow Gods
Genevieve Cogman – The Invisible Library Irene and her new assistant secretly gather fiction from alternate realities for the Library. But this time the book they’ve been sent to obtain has already been stolen…
Ursula K. LeGuin – The Unreal & the Real: Outer Space, Inner Lands the 2nd of her 2 volume short story retrospective
Steven Harper – Iron Axe part 1 of The Books of Blood and Iron young half-troll Danr is tasked by Death herself with a quest…
Daniel Jose Older – Half-Resurrection Blues Carlos is a half-dead agent of the NY Council of the Dead and has to defeat another ‘inbetweener’ who is a sorcerer! Bone Street Rumba #1
C. S. Friedman – Dreamwalker someone is trying to steal artwork based on Jessica’s strange dreams, and now they’ve kidnapped her younger brother for leverage…
Alex Archer – Death Mask the latest Rogue Angel adventure
James Axler – Hive Invasion the latest Deathlands adventure
Another year almost over!
I’ll be closing at 15.00 this afternoon, which is maybe a little early compared to previous years but I have other commitments to attend to, I’m afraid. I usually aim at three o’clock but then overshoot a bit! This year I have to be on time.
Anyway, hope you have a fun time and a great new year.
I’ll be open again at 10.00 on Saturday the 3rd January 2015.
in large format:
Julie E. Czerneda – A Play of Shadow the 2nd half of Night’s Edge, the story begun in A Turn of Light
Alex Gordon – Gideon Lauren discovers that her late father had secrets she has to solve, even if time itself seems to behave strangely… The blurb compares it to Preston/Child
Helen Marshall – Gifts for the One Who Comes After collection of 17 weird fiction short stories
Steve Perry – The Tejano Conflict the 3rd in his Cutter’s Wars military sf series…
Allen Steele – V-S Day instead of the V2, Nazi Germany is trying to develop a space plane
Joe Haldeman – Work Done for Hire an ex sniper turned author is forced to use both his talents to track a murderer in a slightly future USA
Glen Cook – Working God’s Mischief the 4th in his Instrumentalities of the Night fantasy series
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. – Rex Regis his 8th Imager novel
Hugo Pratt – Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn big new softcover which is the 1st in a projected series of 12. In b&w, with a colour fold-out map on the extra deep front and back jacket flaps.
Alien: The Archive big hardcover full of art, etc. covering the whole franchise