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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Emma Geen – The Many Selves of Katherine North Kit is part of a research program which projects her mind into various animals, but she realises that there’s more to the work than she realised…
Kugane Maruyama – Overlord 1: The Undead King an innovative on-line game is switched off, but one of the players was still logged on, and everything suddenly seems more real! With colour plates, character stats and a triple foldout of the main characters and a cut-away of one of the main locations. Nice production.
Doctor Who – In the Blood new novel with the tenth Doctor and Donna, by Jenny Colgan
in ‘B’ format:
Jamie Sawyer – Legion the 2nd in his Lazarus Wars series. The Lazarus Legion are sent on a mission to find an artifact that may help humanity defeat the alien Krell
Jodi Taylor – Lies, Damned Lies and History the 7th of her Chronicles of St. Mary’s. Fun time travel series.
George Mann – Ghosts of Karnak 3rd in his Ghost series, which began with Ghost of Manhattan and Ghosts of War. Now the ghost is involved with strange ancient Egyptian relics and murder!
Ken Liu – The Grace of Kings epic fantasy!
China Mieville – Three Moments of an Explosion 28 short stories
Dan Abnett – Straight Silver the latest Gaunt’s Ghost Warhammer 40,000 adventure
Nick Kyme – Damnos the latest omnibus from the Black Library, set in their Warhammer 40,000 background. A Space Marines Battles volume containing Fall of Damnos & Spear of Macragge
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller – Dragon in Exile the latest Liaden Universe novel; the 18th, I believe
Tom Adams – Uncovered: The Art of Agatha Christie and Beyond hardcover with art from all sorts of projects, from AC’s cover art to David Attenborough nature illustrations and dinosaurs, to Lou Reed album covers!
Rahsan Ekedal – hardback with b&w sketches and full colour finished art, including several multi-page sequences of comic book art
Locus – issue # 664
The Game of Thrones – Puzzle of King’s Landing a big push-out and clip-together jigsaw-like kit with 260 pieces which assembles into a genuine 3-D model of King’s Landing!
Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds – The Medusa Chronicles inspired by Arthur C. Clarke‘s A Meeting With Medusa, about exploring the atmosphere of Jupiter
Andrew Bannister – Creation Machine in a corner of the Spin space empire, an enormous ancient engineering machine has been discovered, which could spell disaster!
China Mieville – Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories 28 reasonably recent short stories
in large format:
Andrzej Sapkokski – The Tower of the Swallow the latest in the Witcher series that began with The Last Wish. Translated from Polish by David French
Ian Irvine – The Summon Stone the start of a new trilogy, The Gates of Good and Evil, again set in his Three Worlds background
Clark Ashton Smith – A Vintage From Atlantis the 3rd of the 5 volume Collected Fantasies from Night Shade Books. Includes some his best known stories
Kenneth Hite & Kennon Bauman – The Cthulhu Wars illustrated alternate history subtitled ‘The United States’ Battles Against the Mythos’, which start back in the 16th C, apparently!
Mercedes Lackey (editor) – Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 the best of last year’s awards, not the recently announced ones
in ‘B’ format:
A. G. Riddle – Departure Flight 305 crash-lands, but nowhere they expected!
Paul McAuley – Fairyland the latest of the SF Masterworks from Orion, originally published in 1995. Nanotech, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence…
Fred Hoyle – Three Classic Novels omnibus comprising Ossian’s Ride, October the First Is Too Late and Fifth Planet (co-written with Geoffrey Hoyle). A secretive economic miracle taking place in Ireland, time periods are all mixed up, and rival expeditions to one of a rogue star’s passing planets…
Thomas Ligotti – Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe collecting his 1st two horror short story collections in a Penguin Classics edition
Forgotten Realms – Spellstorm the 10th Sage of Shadowdale adventure, featuring Elminster the Mage; it is also the latest Dungeons and Dragons novel by Ed Greenwood
Interzone – # 264, cover date May – June
Black Static – # 52 cover date May – June
OK, so my connection still isn’t right and causing some problems but it’s better than it was!
Ken MacLeod – Dissidence part 1 of his new trilogy The Corporation Wars. Signed copies available now!
Guy Gavriel Kay – Children of Earth and Sky a return to his alternate Renaissance Europe…
Steven Erikson – Fall of Light the 2nd volume in his Malazan-related Kharkanas Trilogy
in large format:
Paul Kearney – The Wolf in the Attic in the wake of WW1, Anna Francis is a young Greek refugee who crosses paths with C. S. Lewis in Oxford…
in ‘B’ format:
Adam Roberts – Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea in 1958 France’s first nuclear-powered submarine dives, and keeps diving!
Al Robertson – Crashing Heaven Jack Forster fought in the recent system-wide conflict between warring AIs and has a Combat AI installed in him. And it has plans for him…
Tracey Lee Ford – Dinosaur Isle like Jurassic Park as a scientific endeavour without the tourists, but things still go wrong! Incorporates up-to-date research findings.
Edward Cox – The Cathedral of Known Things 40 years after the events of Relic the Guild are forced to flee from their old enemies, the Genii
Katherine Langrish – Seven Miles of Steel Thistles subtitled ‘Reflections on Fairy Tales‘
Michelle West – Oracle the 6th in her House Wars fantasy series
Steve Alten – Meg revised and expanded edition of the thriller featuring a huge, prehistoric shark that isn’t extinct!
William O’Connor – The Great Hall of Dinosaurs hardback subtitled ‘An Artist’s Exploration into the Jurassic World‘ Sketches, tips and finished art for painting or drawing all sorts of dinos!
J. David Spurlock – Frazetta Sketchbook II hardcover edition
Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot – The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia hardcover graphic novel about Louise Michel, a radical from the Paris Commune of 1871 who was tried and deported…
Maxemilien Le Roy & A. Dan – Thoreau: A Sublime Life hardback biographic graphic novel of the philosopher and naturalist
Sylviane Corgiat & Corrado Mastantuono – Elias the Cursed fantasy adventure from Humanoids
Christian Perrissin & Enea Riboldi – Cape Horn graphic novel of the history of Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia’s European colonisation, from Humanoids, now in softcover
Maris Wicks – Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean fun little colourful graphic novel for children all about the life of a reef
M. K. Reed & Joe Flood – Science Comics: Dinosaurs, Fossils & Feathers fun little colourful graphic novel for children all about fossil hunting and dinosaurs!
Heavy Metal – issue # 280
Please note that e-mails, etc may be slow to get an answer as my shop connection has failed.
Back online as soon as possible.
Mail to do with signed copies of Dissidence will be answered as expeditiously as possible.
If you’ve ordered a signed copy of The Nightmare Stacks please don’t worry, there’s plenty time!