Science Fiction & Fantasy Catalogue: November 2019
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in November 2019.
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Until next time, good reading!
November 2019 includes new books by: Sue Burke, Genevieve Cogman, W L Goodwater, Peter F Hamilton, Marshall Ryan Maresca, Annalee Newitz, Claire North, Tade Thompson, Brent Weeks… and many others.
Action at a Distance (Rivers of London 07) (graphic novel)
Aaronovitch, Ben; Cartmel, Andrew; Williamson, Brian (illustrator)
Uncover the secret World War II history of Peter Grant’s mentor, the mysterious Nightingale. October, 1957. A serial killer terrorising the women of Cumbria has moved to the streets of London, with Constable Angus Strallen hot on his heels. But this murderer has special abilities; and Strallen, soon, realises he needs the help of an old friend from the front lines, who can match this madman’s power – London’s own wizarding police officer, Thomas Nightingale. As the pair move in closer, it quickly becomes clear that murder is not this man’s only intent. Tying directly into the continuity of the Rivers of London novels and revealing secrets about Nightingale’s past that readers have long hoped to find out! The previous Rivers of London graphic novels (#1–6) – Body Work, Night Witch, Black Mould, Detective Stories, Cry Fox, and Water Weed (PBK, $24.99 each) – are all still available.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $27.99
Tales from 1,001 Nights: Aladdin, Ali Baba and Other Favourites (Penguin Clothbound Classics)
Every night for three years, the vengeful King Shahriyar sleeps with a different virgin – executing her, the next morning. To end this brutal pattern and to save her own life – the vizier’s daughter, Shahrazad, begins to tell the king tales of adventure, love, riches and wonder – tales of mystical lands peopled with princes and hunchbacks, the Angel of Death and magical spirits, tales of the voyages of Sindbad, of Ali Baba’s outwitting a band of forty thieves and of jinnis trapped in rings and in lamps. The sequence of stories will last 1,001 nights.
Folklore | HC | $35.00
Fire Sail (Xanth 42)
Lydell, a shy, naive man of twenty-one, and world-weary grandmother Grania could not be more different. But when their paths cross on the way to beseech the Good Magician to add some excitement to their extraordinarily dull lives, the one thing they have in common is about to get them more than they bargained for… Lydell and Grania’s exceptional integrity makes them valuable to the Good Magician. He promises to fulfil their hearts’ desires on the condition they pilot a fireboat to its new proprietors, whoever – and wherever – they may be. Along with an obnoxious bird and a robot dogfish as shipmates, they unfurl their sail of flame and cruise through the skies of Xanth, guided by cryptic clues. Picking up a crew of future children along the way, Lydell and Grania must plan a royal wedding, detonate an F-Bomb, evade illusion dragons, rescue Jack and Jill, find a princess for a werewolf prince, and face their greatest fears – all while remaining true to their compulsively honest selves.
Fantasy | TP | $34.95
The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy 03)
Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers – and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic. Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike find their fates resting on Vasya’s shoulders. But she may not be able to save them all. The conclusion of the wonderful fantasy trilogy, following The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower (PBK, $19.99 each).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99
Kate Collins has been ghosted. She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty flat. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared. Except for his mobile phone. Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his calls, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself. That’s when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognise. Scratch marks on the walls that she can’t explain. And the growing feeling that she’s being watched…
Horror | PBK | $22.99
The Bee and the Orange Tree
It’s 1699, and the salons of Paris are bursting with the creative energy of fierce, independent-minded women. But outside those doors, the patriarchal forces of Louis XIV and the Catholic Church are moving to curb their freedoms. In this battle for equality, Baroness Marie Catherine D’Aulnoy invents a powerful weapon: ‘fairy tales’. When Marie Catherine’s daughter, Angelina, arrives in Paris for the first time, she is swept up in the glamour and sensuality of the city, where a woman may live outside the confines of the church or marriage. But this is a fragile freedom, as she discovers when Marie Catherine’s close friend Nicola Tiquet is arrested, accused of conspiring to murder her abusive husband. In the race to rescue Nicola, illusions will be shattered and dark secrets revealed as all three women learn how far they will go to preserve their liberty in a society determined to control them. Melissa Ashley, restores another remarkable, little-known woman to her rightful place in history, revealing the dissent hidden beneath the whimsical surfaces of Marie Catherine’s fairy tales. The Bee and the Orange Tree is a beautifully lyrical and deeply absorbing portrait of a time, a place, and the subversive power of the imagination.
Historical Fantasy | HC | $35.00
Queen of Swords (Golgotha 03)
Belcher, R S
1870. Maude Stapleton, late of Golgotha, Nevada, is a respectable widow raising a daughter on her own. Few know that Maude belongs to an ancient order of assassins, the Daughters of Lilith, and is as well the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Anne Bonney, the legendary female pirate. Leaving Golgotha in search of her daughter Constance, who has been taken from her, Maude travels to Charleston, South Carolina, only to find herself caught in the middle of a secret war between the Daughters of Lilith and their ancestral enemies, the monstrous Sons of Typhon. To save Constance, whose prophetic gifts are sought by both cults, Maude must follow in the footsteps of Anne Bonney as she embarks on a perilous voyage that will ultimately lead her to a lost city of bones in the heart of Africa – and the Father of All Monsters.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.95
The Queen of Nothing (Folk of the Air 03)
After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watching reality television, and doing odd jobs, including squaring up to a cannibalistic faerie. When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking a favour, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal. When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.
YA fantasy | TP | $19.99
The Monstrous Citadel (Chronicles of Amicae 02)
Thanks to the efforts of Laura and Okane, Amicae, City of Sweepers, survived the Falling Infestation which nearly destroyed it. While the ancient monsters have been beaten back for the moment, new and more monstrous dangers face them – in the form of belligerent bureaucracy, dangerous gangs, and grasping Sweepers bent on personal glory… Laura and Okane must go to Rex, the City of Kings, to reclaim the secret weaponry that keeps Amicae safe – and come face to face with a horrifying truth about the Rex, and their designs on all of Orien’s cities. A sequel to City of Broken Magic (TP, $24.99), in a unique and fascinating new fantasy series.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99
Interference (Semiosis 02)
Over two hundred years after the first colonists landed on Pax, a new set of explorers arrives from Earth on what they claim is a temporary scientific mission. The Earthlings think the humans are in charge of the settlement, dismiss the Glassmakers as ‘pets’, and fail to understand that the sentient plant, Stevland, is in charge. Even as Stevland attempts to protect his humans from the intrusion, a more insidious enemy than the Earthlings makes itself known. The humans and the Glassmakers weren’t the only colonists on Pax, and this new arrival has no desire for peace – only conquest. The conclusion of the duology beginning with the fantastic Semiosis (PBK, $22.99). Recommended.
Science fiction | HC | $42.99
Sword and Pen (Great Library 05)
The corrupt leadership of the Great Library has fallen. But with the Archivist plotting his return to power, and the Library under siege from outside empires and kingdoms, its future is uncertain. Jess Brightwell and his friends must come together as never before, to forge a new future for the Great Library… or see everything it stood for crumble. The adventures of the Great Library begin with Ink and Bone (PBK, $16.99).
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99
Classic Science Fiction
Canterbury Classics, Editors
Classic Science Fiction includes nine stories from masters of early science fiction: H G Wells, Jules Verne, H P Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Jack London, Fitz James O’Brien, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Stanley G Weinbaum. The exploration of new concepts and technologies has driven the genre since its earliest days, and these works demonstrate how science fiction evolved to encompass not only speculative science but also humanity’s role in the universe.
Classic sf | PBK | $22.99
The Spider (Under the Northern Sky 02)
Roper, the Black Lord of the northern people, may have vanquished the Suthern army at the Battle of Harstathur. But the greatest threat to his people lies in the hands of more shadowy forces. In the south, the disgraced Bellamus bides his time. Learning that the young Lord Roper is planning to invade the southern lands, Bellamus conspires with his Queen to unleash a weapon so deadly it could wipe out Roper’s people, altogether… The sequel to The Wolf (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
1636: Flight of the Nightingale (Ring of Fire 28)
In The Flight of the Nightingale, down-timer Francesca Caccini is inspired by the arrival of Grantville to seek a different destiny from what would have been her lot otherwise. And in Bach to the Future, Johann and his brothers commit themselves to preserve, protect, and promote their family’s heritage from the future. Two short novels, set in Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire series, that shine a light on the overlooked corners of the Ring of Fire universe, where small actions can have life-altering consequences.
Alternate history | TP | $33.95
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (illustrated edition)
Carroll, Lewis & MinaLima (illustrator)
Originally published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s exquisite Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass have remained revered classics for generations. The story of Alice, an inquisitive heroine who falls through a rabbit hole and into a whimsical world, has captured the hearts of readers of all ages. Perhaps, the most popular female character in English literature, Alice is accompanied on her journey of trials and tribulations by the frantic White Rabbit, the demented and terrifying Queen of Hearts, the intriguing Mad Hatter, and many other eccentric characters. Lewis Carroll’s beloved companion stories Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass are reinvented on one volume, by the talented design firm MinaLima, whose fey drawings of some of Western literature’s most famous characters will delight and enthral.
Children’s classic | HC | $39.99
Alliance Rising (Alliance-Union – Hinder Stars 01)
Cherryh, C J & Fancher, Jane S
James Robert Neihart, captain of Finity’s End – a huge faster-than-light ship flown by one of the Merchanter Families – has heard whispers of The Rights of Man and wonders at its design and purpose, especially as Sol struggles to rival the progress of the Farther Stars. Now, docked at Alpha, he must convince the crews that there is more to The Rights of Man than meets the eye. Because the reasons behind the creation of The Rights of Man, and its true plans, could change everything – not just for Sol, but for the Hinder Stars and the Beyond, itself.
Science fiction | TP | $37.95
The Crying Machine
The world has changed, but Jerusalem endures. Overlooked by new superpowers, the Holy City of the future is a haven of spies and smugglers, exiles and extremists. A refugee with strange technological abilities searches for a place to disappear. An ambitious, young criminal plots the heist that could make or destroy him. A corrupt minister harnesses the power of the past in a ruthless play for complete control. And the wheels of another plan – as old and intricate as the city itself – begin to turn…
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99
The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal 02)
When the Sorceress receives an ambassador from the Fairy Court, which has incarcerated her friends – for supposedly stealing a powerful talisman. Their Queen is at her most dangerous, fearing for her throne. For the missing trinket contained the magic of her usurped sister, Fairyland’s rightful heir. Mina must somehow find Satki, break their curse and stay out of trouble. But if the true queen does finally return, trouble may find her, first… The long-awaited follow-up to Sorcerer to the Crown (PBK, $19.99), which we all loved!
Now in paperback.
Historical fantasy | PBK | $18.99
The Sky Weaver (Iskari 03)
Safire, a soldier, knows her role in this world is to serve the King of Firgaard – helping to maintain the peace in her oft-troubled nation. Eris, a deadly pirate, has no such conviction. Known as the Death Dancer, for her ability to evade even the most determined of pursuers, she possesses a superhuman ability to move between worlds. When one can roam from dimension to dimension, can one ever be home? Can love and loyalty truly exist? Then Safire and Eris – sworn enemies – find themselves on a common mission: to find Asha, the last Namsara. From the port city of Darmoor to the fabled faraway Sky Isles, their search and their stories become threaded ever more tightly together, as they discover the uncertain fate they’re hurtling towards may just be a shared one. In this world, and the next. The first in the Iskari series is The Last Namsara (PBK, $16.99).
YA fantasy | TP | $19.99
The Everlasting Rose (Belles 02)
Camellia and her sisters are Belles. Only they can make us beautiful. All our lives, my sisters and I have served the people of Orleans. For years, they’ve held their abilities against us. Not anymore. Now, the queen hunts us, because we know the truth about the rightful heir. Camellia murdered our princess and fled with her sisters. The princess is still alive, and we’ll help her take back the throne. Together, we will return the Belles to their rightful place. The queen wants us caged. But we will not go quietly. Then they will give us what we deserve: beauty, everlasting. We demand our freedom. No matter what the cost. A sequel to The Belles (PBK, $16.99).
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99
The Secret Chapter (Invisible Library 06)
As Irene tries to manage a fraught Fae–dragon truce and her overbearing parents, she’s given a hot new mission. The world where she grew up is in danger and only one book can save it. This is held by Mr Nemo, secretive Fae villain and antique dealer, so Irene and Kai travel to his Caribbean retreat to strike a deal. But in return for the book, they must steal a painting from twenty-first-century Vienna. They’ll join a team of dragons, Fae gamblers and thieves, so their greatest challenge may be one another. And some will kill to protect this painting, which hides an extraordinary secret from a past age. The first in this great bookish fantasy adventure series is The Invisible Library (PBK, $19.99). Recommended.
Fantasy | PBK | $18.99
The Killing Light (Sacred Throne 03)
Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are united only in their loyalty to Heloise, though dissenting voices are many and they are loud. The unstable alliance faces internal conflicts and external strife, yet they’re united in their common goal. But when the first of the devils start pouring through a rent in the veil between worlds, Heloise must strike a bargain with an unlikely ally, or doom her people to death and her world to ruin. This 240pp Tor.com novella follows The Armored Saint (PBK, $22.99) and The Queen of Crows (PBK, $19.99) and concludes Heloise’s story.
Military fantasy | HC | $26.99
The Best of Glen Cook: 18 Stories from the Author of the Black Company and the Dread Empire
For over forty years, Glen Cook has been among the most well-known, influential, and widely-respected authors in science fiction and fantasy. Through classic series such as the Black Company, Garrett P I, the Dread Empire, Starfishers, Darkwar, and more, his gritty, down-to-earth style left an indelible impression on his readers around the world, forever shifting the genre landscape and carving out his place as a pioneering icon. The Best of Glen Cook collects eighteen of his greatest stories – as chosen and introduced by the author himself – including a new, never-before-published Black Company novelette. With works set in all of his most famous series, these tales of science fiction and fantasy offer both the perfect way for long-time fans to trace Cook’s history; and for new readers to become familiar with one of the finest genre authors of the twentieth century.
Short fiction collection | HC | $55.00
The Song of the Sycamore
When the Spirit of Vengeance comes to judge an entire city, how can one man survive in a place, where no one is truly innocent? On the broken world of Urdezha, Wendal Finn died on the hostile plains of the wasteland, one more casualty in the endless war between the city dwellers and the clansfolk. But, now, Wendal has returned to his home city of Old Castle, possessed by something he brought back from the wasteland, something old and best left forgotten. The spirits are calling it Sycamore, an ancient entity out to avenge all victims of murder. And in a city like Old Castle, no one is innocent. With his mind trapped inside a dead body, Wendal can do nothing but watch, as Sycamore turns him into a serial killer. Until the magicians take an interest in him. Preserving Wendal’s body and trapping Sycamore inside it, the magicians now have the perfect assassin at their disposal. Whenever they need an enemy removed, they can set the killer loose on Old Castle. Between these moments of horror, Wendal struggles to piece together the remnants of his former life. He wants to know why his wife died while he was fighting in the war, but no one will tell him, no one wants him to know. Left to his own devices, Wendal picks at the scabs that cover the dark secrets of the magicians and reveals a threat to every city on Urdezha. The clans are massing. A supernatural storm is raging across the wasteland. It has already destroyed one city, and now it is heading for Old Castle. And the only one who might prevent oblivion is the murderous entity who the spirits are calling Sycamore.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99
The Hobbits of Tolkien
An in-depth guide to the intriguing lives of Tolkien’s Hobbits. An entire race was born, when J R R Tolkien scrawled on a leaf, ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit’. From the invention of that single word (hobbit) Tolkien became the explorer and chronicler of the character, their race and their significant role in his fantastical world, Middle-earth. Here in his latest book, Tolkien expert David Day unpicks the myriad of riddles, puns and mystical meanings in Tolkien’s works: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Tolkien | PBK | $19.99
The Man in the High Castle
Dick, Philip K
It is 1962 and the Second World War has been over for seventeen years: people have now had a chance to adjust to the new order. But it’s not been easy. The Mediterranean has been drained to make farmland, the population of Africa has virtually been wiped out and America has been divided between the Nazis and the Japanese. In the neutral buffer zone that divides the two superpowers lives the man in the high castle, the author of an underground bestseller, a work of fiction that offers an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers didn’t win the war. The novel is a rallying cry for all those who dream of overthrowing the occupiers. But could it be more than that?
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99
The Impossible Contract (Chronicles of Ghadid 02)
Doore, K A
Thana has a huge reputation to live up to as daughter of the Serpent, who rules over Ghadid’s secret clan of assassins. Opportunity to prove herself arrives when Thana accepts her first contract on Heru, a dangerous foreign diplomat with the ability to bind a person’s soul under his control. She may be in over her head, especially when Heru is targeted by a rival sorcerer who sends hordes of the undead to attack them both. When Heru flees, Thana has no choice than to pursue him across the sands to the Empire that intends to capture Ghadid inside its iron grip.
Fantasy | TP | $26.99
One night in 2012, Zhang Guo Xing takes a group of European clients to a fashionable high-end nightclub in Shanghai. While there, he meets a strikingly beautiful young Western woman called Naemi Vieno Kuusela. The physical attraction between them proves irresistible, and they embark on an intoxicating affair. But Naemi is not what she appears to be… To Zhang’s surprise, she veers between passion and wariness, conducting the relationship entirely on her own terms. He feels driven to find out more about her, and is swiftly drawn into a web of intrigue, mystery, and horror. Is she a ghost? A demon? Do the living dead walk the streets of twenty-first century Shanghai?
Paranormal | TP | $33.95
Earth is a distant memory. Habitable extrasolar planets are still out of reach. For generations, humanity has been clinging to survival by establishing colonies within enormous, vacuum-breathing space beasts and mining their resources to the point of depletion. Rash, dreamy, and unconventional, Seske Kaleigh should be preparing for her future role as clan leader, but her people have just culled their latest beast, and she’s eager to find the cause of the violent tremors plaguing their new home. Defying social barriers, Seske teams up with her best friend, a beast worker, and ventures into restricted areas for answers to end the mounting fear and rumours. Instead, they discover grim truths about the price of life in the void.
Science fiction | TP | $29.99
The Search for Spark (Willful Child 03)
We join the not terribly bright but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous, and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space.
Space opera | PBK | $22.95
Leopard’s Wrath (Leopard People 11)
Born into a world of crime, Mitya Amurov has had a hard life, and his leopard has developed into a feral beast to protect him. It’s constantly trying to claw its way to the surface, until a chance encounter with a stranger instantly calms the predator inside him. While Mitya wants Ania desperately, it’s only a matter of time before his past catches up with him, and he’d rather die than put her in danger. But Ania is dealing with dangers of her own… Considering her family’s history, Ania Dover should know better than to get mixed up with a criminal like Mitya, but she just can’t stay away. Something wild in her responds to his presence. A need so strong it scares her. But she’s not sure she can accept what he’s offering. Ania has always been an independent woman, and Mitya expects to be obeyed in all things. Even with her body calling out for his, Ania won’t let anything stop her from settling a deadly score, years in the making – not even the man who wants to claim her as his mate.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99
Spectrum 26: the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
Fleskes, John (editor)
The bestselling Spectrum series continues with this lavishly-produced 26th-anniversary annual. Spectrum is the premier showcase for imaginative fantastic arts in the book, comics, film, horror, illustration, sculpture, conceptual art, fine art and videogame genres. With exceptional images by extraordinary creators, this elegant, full-colour collection showcases an international cadre of creators working in every style and medium – both traditional and digital. It features more than 600 works by over 330 diverse visionaries, including Alex Alice, Brom, Rovina Cai, J A W Cooper, Jesper Ejsing, Ki Gawki, Annie Stegg Gerard, Donato Giancola, James Gurney, Tyler Jacobson, Vanessa Lemen, Jeffrey Alan Love, Mark Newman, Victo Ngai, Greg Ruth, and Yuko Shimizu. Spectrum 26 continues the freshness and excellence that was established more than a quarter of a century ago.
SF&F art | PBK | $79.95
Grantville Gazette VIII (Ring of Fire) (anthology)
Flint, Eric & Boyes, Walter (editors)
The most popular alternate history series of all continues. When an inexplicable cosmic disturbance hurls your town from twentieth century West Virginia back to seventeenth century Europe – and into the middle of the Thirty Years War – you’d better be adaptable to survive. And the natives of that time period, faced with American technology and politics, need to be equally adaptable. Here’s a generous helping of more stories of Grantville, the American town lost in time, and its impact on the people and societies of a tumultuous age.
Alternate history | PBK | $22.95
Council of Fire (Arcane America 02)
Flint, Eric & Hunt, Walter H
The English and the French in North America, who had been on the brink of war when the Sundering came, now have to contemplate what would once have been unthinkable. They must not simply forge a military alliance against the rising dark powers; but may even have to unite politically behind the young English prince Edward – now, the only person of royal blood left in the terrifying world created by the Sundering.
Alternate history | HC | $52.95
The Lost Ones
England, 1917: Reeling from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister, Madeleine, at her imposing country mansion, Greyswick – but she arrives to discover a house of unease and her sister gripped by fear and suspicion. Before long, strange incidents begin to trouble Stella – sobbing in the night, little footsteps on the stairs – and as events escalate, she finds herself drawn to the tragic history of the house. Aided by a wounded war veteran, Stella sets about uncovering Greyswick’s dark and terrible secrets – secrets the dead whisper from the other side…
Ghost story | TP | $32.99
Frelih, Jasmin B
It is twenty-five years into the future, and a glitch in the global communications network is ripping a previously united world apart at the seams. The millennials find themselves hardest hit – among them childhood friends: Evan, an addict and theatre director; Kras, a family patriarch and ex-war-minister; and Zoja, an anarchist poet. As they prepare to celebrate their fiftieth birthdays, the three find themselves hurtling through a disconnected world filled with the debris of past histories, as they desperately try and recapture the magic of their former lives, and to hold on to some sort of sense of belonging. A debut novel by a new voice from Slovenia, now in paperback.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (illustrated edition)
Gaiman, Neil & Hurst, Elise (illustrator)
It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive. There is primal horror here, and menace unleashed – within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duck pond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang. A special Christmas edition of the bestseller, with illustrations from Melbourne-based artist Elise Hurst.
Fantasy | HC | $45.00
The Wind in the Wall
Gardner, Sally & Cai, Rovina (illustrator)
Set in the hot houses of a stately home in eighteenth century England, a gardener falls from grace when the Duke sets him the impossible task of growing prize pineapples fit to show off in high society. The gardener’s star falls further when he is replaced by Mr Amicus, a pineapple ‘specialist’, whom he believes to be a charlatan and a trickster – but nevertheless miraculously produces fruit to delight the Duke. Determined to uncover Mr Amicus’ tricks, the gardener sneaks into the pineapple house to uncover the mysterious shrouded birdcage Mr Amicus carries with him. And what he finds changes his life for ever… A cautionary tale with echoes of myth and fairy tale, this bewitching fable will make you careful what you wish for.
Illustrated YA fantasy | HC | $29.99
Fairytale Baking: Recipes and stories
Once upon a time, many moons ago, there was a little girl who discovered her love for baking… Thus begins author Christin Geweke’s culinary journey through magical bakes that make you dream of fairy-tale forests and are guaranteed to be liked by the fussiest of cake eaters, just like the princess of ‘The Princess and the Pea’ fame. Here are recipes and exquisite photographs of forest berry ice cream cake, mini gingerbread kuglofs, marzipan chocolate rolls, dreamy peach rose cups. Like old family recipes, fairy tales and stories are also handed down from one generation to the next. And delicious baking can delight the senses and bring back memories, just like a good story, for both old and young alike. Lose yourself in fairy tales, to while away the time until your goodies are ready to take out of the oven and devour. Stunning, giftable package featuring recipes for exquisite cakes and desserts fit for a princess or prince.
Fantasy reference | HC | $39.99
Wasteland (Children of D’Hara 03) (novella)
Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell are fighting on all fronts. The Golden Goddess, Collector of Worlds, has infiltrated the People’s Palace, able to insinuate herself into the minds of those without the gift of magic. Richard can trust no one, but the gifted. So, when Vika, one of his sworn Mord-Sith bodyguards is abducted, he has to get her back. His determination will lead him and Kahlan deep into the labyrinthine heart of the People’s Palace – the Wasteland – and into more danger than they have ever faced before.
Fantasy | HC | $18.99
Siege of Stone (Nicci Chronicles 03)
The sorceress Nicci, the wizard Nathan Rahl, and the young swordsman Bannon are under siege. Having liberated the legendary city of Ildakar from the despotic reign of the wizard’s council, they now face the council’s final act of vengeance: an ancient spell has been revoked and half a million hostile warriors released from fifteen centuries of stone-bound stasis. Surrounded, trapped inside the city walls, the companions must stand, shoulder to shoulder, with the newly-freed citizenry to repel an ancient foe sworn to the destruction of their city. But Nicci, the one-time Sister of Darkness, knows that there more at stake than just Ildakar. If she can’t destroy the approaching army at the city gates, there is nothing to stop it sweeping into the Old World and laying waste to D’Hara itself.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99
Revolution (Cold War Magic 02)
Goodwater, W L
Despite her wariness of the new and growing powers she gained in Germany, Karen agrees to help an old friend and is drawn to Cuba, a world of opulence run by a corrupt government and ruthless, magic-obsessed mobsters. In Havana, while the fires of revolution kindle, Karen searches for a missing girl whose fate is intertwined with impossible and deadly magic. And she knows she’s being watched; both the Soviets and the CIA have designs on this island paradise, and their eyes are everywhere. Ron loved the first in this series, Breach (TP, $26.99), to which this is a sequel. Recommended!
Urban fantasy | TP | $24.99
The Gashlycrumb Tinies (collector’s edition)
A is for Amy, who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil, assaulted by bears. C is for Clara, who wasted away… and so it goes on, an A to Z of poor little orphans, and their untimely ends. (Right up to the unfortunate Zilla, who simply drank too much gin.) This collector’s edition of Edward Gorey’s pocket-sized masterpiece comes in a special slipcase with ribbon. The perfectly creepy, amusing book that inspired Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman, and Guillermo Del Toro.
abecedary | HC | $27.99
A Time of Blood (Of Blood and Bone 02)
Demonic forces are gathering a mighty war-host, to crush their enemies and rule the world of man. All while the Ben-Elim are fractured and facing betrayal. Like heroes of old, Riv, Drem, and the Bright Star’s warriors must battle to save their land. But can the light triumph when the dark is rising? The sequel to A Time of Dread (PBK, $18.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $18.99
Hearts of Ice (Sunsurge Quartet 03)
The Rondian Empress Lyra has lost her husband, her army is defeated and the deadly Masked Cabal have seized the Holy City. Her allies have abandoned her and her empire is spiralling into chaos – and her only weapon is a forbidden magic she dare not use. She can’t survive alone – but who can she still trust? The Eastern conqueror Sultan Rashid is victorious on the battlefield, but now he faces an enemy more deadly than Rondian knights: the winter. Unless he captures a major city to shelter his huge armies, his plans to overthrow the West face ruin in the snow. But standing between his men and safety is the remnants of a defeated army led by a general who knows all about fighting for survival. There are no easy options left. Lyra and her fellow dwymancers must master their deadly magic, whatever the cost. Even those who believe themselves to be fighting for good must grasp the reins of power with cold-hearted determination, and use even the most terrible weapon, if they are to stop the world from falling apart… for ever. The third in the quartet follows Empress of the Fall and Prince of the Spear (PBK, $19.99 each).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Salvation Lost (Salvation Sequence 02)
Hamilton, Peter F
Feriton Kane’s investigative team has discovered the worst threat ever to face mankind – and we’ve almost no time to fight back. Some factions push for humanity to flee, to live in hiding amongst the stars – although, only a chosen few would make it out in time. But others refuse to break before the storm. As disaster looms, animosities must be set aside to focus on just one goal: wiping this enemy from the face of creation. ‘How far ‘space opera’ has come! The Old Masters of sci-fi would admire the scope and sweep of .’ – Wall Street Journal. Highly recommended!
Science fiction | TP | $32.99
The gods are dead. About fifty years ago they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. In an alternative world, fifty years after the death of the gods, a fifteen-year-old boy, Hark, finds the still beating heart of a terrifying deity and uses it to try to save his best friend. Hark risks everything to keep the heart out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists, and secret fanatical cults, to try to use it to sustain the life of his best friend, who is gradually and eerily transforming. But how long should someone stay loyal to a friend who is, himself, becoming a monster?
YA steampunk | TP | $24.99
The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
For the first time together in one volume, the complete short story collection starring Sookie Stackhouse – with new introductions from Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore, while old friends can revisit some of their favourite moments and characters. From investigating the murder of a local fairy to learning that her cousin was a vampire, from remodelling Tara’s house to attending a wedding with her shape-shifting boss Sam, Sookie navigates the perils and pitfalls of the paranormal world.
Now in paperback.
Paranormal | PBK | $24.99
A Sanctuary of Spirits (Spectral City 02)
Hieber, Leanna Renée
New York, 1899, and the police department’s best ally is the secret Ghost Precinct, where spirits and psychics help solve the city’s most perplexing crimes… There’s more than one way to catch a killer – though the methods employed by the NYPD’s Ghost Precinct, an all-female team of psychics and spiritualists led by gifted young medium Eve Whitby, are unconventional to say the least. Eve is concerned by the backlash that threatens the department – and by the discovery of an otherworldly realm, the Ghost Sanctuary, where the dead can provide answers. But is there a price to be paid for Eve and her colleagues venturing beyond the land of the living? Searching for clues about a mortician’s disappearance, Eve encounters a charismatic magician and mesmerist whose abilities are unlike any she’s seen. Is he a link to mysterious deaths around the city, or to the Ghost Sanctuary? Torn between the bonds of her team and her growing relationship with the dashing Detective Horowitz, Eve must discern truth from illusion and friend from foe, before another soul vanishes into the ether… A sequel to The Spectral City (TP, $33.95).
Gaslamp fantasy | TP | $35.95
Far from Earth, the AI-guided vessel Alchemon discovers a bizarre creature whose malignant powers are amplified by the presence of LeaMarsa de Host, a gifted but troubled Psionic. The ship is soon caught in a maelstrom of psychic turbulence that drives one crewmember insane and frees the creature from its secure containment. Now, Captain Ericho Solorzano and the survivors must fight for their lives against a shrewd enemy that not only can attack them physically, emotionally and intellectually, but which seeks control of their sentient ship as a prelude to a murderous assault on the human species.
Science fiction | PBK | $21.99
A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: Stories
Now, you can experience Howard’s collected shorter works, including two new stories, in A Cathedral of Myth and Bone. In these stories, equally as beguiling and spellbinding as her novels, Howard expands into the enchanted territory of myths and saints, as well as an Arthurian novella set upon a college campus, ‘Once, Future’, which retells the story of King Arthur – through the women’s eyes.
Short fiction collection | TP | $24.99
Shattered Bonds (Jane Yellowrock 13)
Jane Yellowrock is a shape-shifting skinwalker, and vampire killer for hire; but her last battle with an ancient arcane enemy has brought her low. She seeks retreat in the Appalachian Mountains to grieve the loss of her friends, and to heal – or to die – from the disease brought on by her magic. But malevolent elements in the paranormal community still seek to destroy Jane, and the younger Son of Darkness stalks her, even into the safety of the hills. With nowhere to run and her body failing, the rogue vampire hunter and her inner Beast must discover a way to defeat this new threat; and find a form that gives her a chance to fight another day.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $21.95
Hurley, Andrew Michael
The worst thing possible has happened. Richard and Juliette Willoughby’s son, Ewan, has died suddenly at the age of five. Starve Acre, their house by the moors, was to be full of life, but is now a haunted place. Juliette, convinced Ewan still lives there in some form, seeks the help of the Beacons, a seemingly benevolent group of occultists. Richard, to try and keep the boy out of his mind, has turned his attention to the field opposite the house, where he patiently digs the barren dirt, in search of a legendary oak tree.
Folk horror | HC | $29.99
The Virago Book of Witches
A collection of more than fifty stories about witches from around the world. There are tales of banshees, crones and beauties in disguise from China, Siberia, the Caribbean, Armenia, Portugal and Australia. The characters featured include Italy’s Witch Bea-Witch, Lilith, Kali, and Twitti Glyn Hec. Alluring women, enchantresses, wise old ladies and bewitching women: they are all here and ready to haunt, entice, possess, transform, challenge – and, sometimes, even to help.
Fantasy | HC | $32.99
Fate of the Fallen
Not all stories have happy endings. Everyone loves Mathias. Naturally, when he discovers it’s his destiny to save the world, he dives in, head first, pulling his best friend Aaslo along for the ride. However, saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories. The going gets rough and folks start to believe their best chance for survival is to surrender to the forces of evil, which isn’t how the prophecy goes. At all. As the list of allies grows thin, and the friends find themselves staring death in the face they must decide how to become the heroes they were destined to be or, failing that, how to survive. The first in a new series.
Fantasy | HC | $39.99
Dark Mind Rising (Dark Intercept 02)
New Earth, 2296. Two years after the destruction of a universal surveillance system called the Intercept, New Earth struggles to keep crime under control. The citizens are free, but not protected. Violet Crowley, the eighteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s founder, has opened Crowley & Associates, a private detective agency, to handle the overflow from the overburdened police force. Violet’s first case – a death written off as a suicide – becomes an obsession. Soon a series of similar deaths leads Violet to believe the Intercept is not only still running – it’s in the hands of a killer.
YA science fiction | PBK | $14.99
Dark Star Calling (Dark Intercept 03)
New Earth, 2297. A year after the resurrection of a universal surveillance system called the Intercept, New Earth is collapsing. Humanity is depending on a group of five friends find them all a new home. Humanity’s fate rests in the hands of Violet Crowley, a headstrong rebel and former detective turned hopelessly-mediocre politician; Shura Lu, scientific genius and magnificently gifted artist; Kendall Mayhew, New Earth’s Chief of Police; Tin Man Tolliver, Kendall’s top deputy; and Steven J Reznik, aka ‘Rez’, NESA Director and Chief Technologist. Together, they discovered their utopian home is on an unstoppable collision course with Earth. Together, they look to the stars to find a world suitable for human life and what they find there – or rather who – will change them all forever.
YA science fiction | HC | $26.99
A Time of Exile (Deverry Cycle 05)
A hidden history, a destiny fulfilled and a heritage rich in joy and sadness… Many decades have passed since the half-elven Lord Rhodry took the throne of Aberwyn, but he appears to have hardly aged a year. His suspicious subjects mutter that there must be magic about him and increasingly the king wonders to himself if perhaps his time in power is drawing to a close. Ever a chancer, Rhodry conspires to stage his own death and slip away to a simpler life. But you can never outrun your past. When Rhodry meets his lost lover, Jill – now, a powerful wizard – she urges that he, finally, accept his elven heritage. Torn by duty and a love long lost, Aberwyn’s ruler must face his past to forge his future. Reissued, with lovely new jacket art. Recommended (especially if you didn’t read these, back in the day)!
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $19.99
A Time of Omens (Deverry Cycle 06)
The former Lord Rhodry has taken to the road as a silver dagger once more, forced to take up the mercenary life to escape court – lest his former subjects discover his elven blood. Life on the road soon turns bitter as it brings him face to face with the history of his people – entwined as it is with his own past – but he cannot stop. While Jill travels to distant lands to seek answers to the riddles of their shared destiny, Rhodry roams far from the lands he once ruled. Selling his sword in the hills and towns of Deverry, he finds dark forces are gathering, evils that only the magics of Light can defeat. From the shadowy land of the Guardians come omens, of gods and legend, that seem to point the way toward cataclysmic war… Reissued, with lovely new jacket art. Recommended (especially if you didn’t read these, back in the day)!
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $19.99
A Time of War (Deverry Cycle 07)
A dragon found, an army raised and an eyeless bard with a tale of blood and magic… The life of Jahdo the ratcatcher’s son changes forever when he stumbles upon a clandestine meeting between an ambitious councilman and a dangerous, mysterious woman. When a bard arrives, demanding help under an old treaty, he unknowingly drags Jahdo into a web of intrigue and black magic. The boy’s destiny takes him far from his beloved home in the peaceful land of the Rhiddaer, on a journey to the faraway land of Deverry, where his path crosses with that of the half-mad berserker Rhodry and the mighty sorcerer Jill. For a ruthless deity is rising, and the truths of the ties between elves and men will soon be revealed in the fallout of a battle waged between gods and mortals, between past and future. Days of blood and fire lie ahead for them all. Reissued, with lovely new jacket art. Recommended (especially if you didn’t read these, back in the day)!
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $19.99
A Time of Justice (Deverry Cycle 08)
A disastrous siege has befallen Cengarn and trapped the Princess Carra behind its walls – the goddess Alshandra has sent a fanatical army to kill Carra’s child, at any cost. But Carra has defenders, both elven and human, with powerful magics at their command: Jill and Dallandra, prepare to battle the evil workings of the mad goddess and stand against her. Meanwhile, Rhodry is flying to their aid with a powerful ally, a dragon sworn to fight the ravaging Horsekin. But an old enemy lies in wait to prevent him from ever seeing the city – or Jill – again. Reissued, with lovely new jacket art. Recommended (especially if you didn’t read these, back in the day)!
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $19.99
The Blue Eye (Khorasan Archives 03)
Khan, Ausma Zehanat
The Companions of Hira have used their cunning and their magic in the battle against the patriarchal Talisman, an organisation whose virulently conservative agenda restricts free thought. One of the most accomplished Companions, Arian, continues to lead a disparate group in pursuit of the one artefact that could end the Talisman’s authoritarian rule: The Bloodprint. But after a vicious battle, the arcane tome has slipped once more beyond her reach. Despite being separated and nearly losing their lives, Arian’s band of allies has remained united. Yet now, the group seems to be fracturing. To continue the fight, Arian must make a dangerous journey to a distant city to recruit new allies. But instead of her trusted friends, she is accompanied by associates she may no longer be able to trust. Follows The Bloodprint and The Black Khan (PBK, $19.99 each).
Fantasy | HC | $35.00
Novice Dragoneer (Dragoneer Academy 01)
Knight, E E
Fourteen-year-old Ileth grew up in an orphanage, and thanks to her stutter was never thought to be destined for much beyond kitchen work and cleaning. But she’s dreamed of serving with the dragons ever since a childhood meeting with a glittering silver dragon and its female dragoneer. For years she waits, and as soon as she is old enough to join, Ileth runs away to become a novice dragoneer at the ancient human-dragon fortress of the Serpentine. While most of her fellow apprentices are from rich and influential families, Ileth must fight for her place in the world, even if it includes a duel with her boss at the fish-gutting table. She’s then sent off to the dragon-dancers after a foolish kiss with a famously named boy and given charge of a sickly old dragon with a mysterious past. But she finds those trials were nothing when she has to take the place of a dead dragoneer and care for his imprisoned dragon in enemy lands…
YA fantasy | TP | $26.99
A Pillar of Fire by Night (Carerra 07)
Now, though, his adopted country of Balboa is under assault from the east, from the south, from the west, from the air, and from space. The Zhong, smarting from the butchery around the island, have bounced back and forced a lodgement east of the capital. Their lodgement is still a-building, but when it is done Carrera can expect several hundred thousand brave and determined Zhong to show up on his barely defended flank. The Taurans, remembering their military roots, have assaulted Balboa from the south, taking half the area of, and cutting, the Transitway that joins Terra Nova’s Mar Fusioso and her Shimmering Sea. In the process, they’ve cut off and besieged the second city of the country, Cristobal, trapping inside the city Carrera’s Fourth Corps, and overrunning and capturing a large portion of Carrera’s artillery train. West of Cristobal, the Taurans have created, almost from scratch, a series of small ports and airfields to support their siege. Inside the town, a sense of desperation is growing among the men and women of the Fourth Corps: Has their leader forgotten about, or abandoned, them?
Military SF | PBK | $22.95
Seasons (All-New Tales of Valdemar) (anthology)
Lackey, Mercedes (editor)
This thirteenth anthology of short stories set in the beloved Valdemar universe features tales by debut and established authors, and a brand-new story from Lackey, herself.
Valdemar | PBK | $22.95
Sisters of Shadow and Light
Larson, Sara B
Zuhra and Inara have grown up in the Citadel of the Paladins, an abandoned fortress where legendary, magical warriors once lived before disappearing from the world – including their Paladin father the night Inara was born. On that same night, a massive, magical hedge grew and imprisoned them within the citadel. Inara inherited their father’s Paladin power; her eyes glow blue and she is able to make plants grow at unbelievable rates, but she has been trapped in her own mind because of a ‘roar’ that drowns everything else out – leaving Zuhra virtually alone with their emotionally broken human mother. For fifteen years they have lived, trapped in the citadel, with little contact from the outside world… until the day a stranger passes through the hedge, and everything changes.
YA fantasy | HC | $26.99
The Very Short, Entirely True History of Unicorns
From cuddly pool floats to rainbow-coloured toast toppings, unicorns – the darlings of Instagram – have never been more exciting or more popular. Are unicorns real? Their popularity and enduring role in human culture certainly is. How can you win a fight against a unicorn? Why do some unicorns have wings? Why are unicorns often pictured with rainbows? Get answers to these questions and more in this fun look at unicorns throughout history. This four-colour, fully illustrated book provides everything you always wanted to know about the myths, science, and history that surround the unicorn, a creature that has grown even more popular in the twenty-first century. With its stylish design and fresh, captivating illustrations, The Very Short, Entirely True History of Unicorns will appeal to readers – children and adults alike – who can’t get enough of the world’s most elusive animal.
Fantasy | HC | $24.99
The Tombs of Atuan (Earthsea Quartet 02) (illustrated collector’s edition)
Le Guin, Ursula K & Vess, Charles
Tenar is chosen as high priestess to the ancient and nameless Powers of the Earth, and everything is taken from her – home, family, possessions, even her name. She is now known only as Arha, the Eaten One, and guards the shadowy, labyrinthine Tombs of Atuan. Then a wizard, Ged Sparrowhawk, comes to steal the Tombs’ greatest hidden treasure, the Ring of Erreth-Akbe. Tenar’s duty is to protect the Ring, but Ged possesses the light of magic and tales of a world that Tenar has never known. Will Tenar risk everything to escape from the darkness that has become her domain? Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess, in the same style as last year’s The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (HC, $65.00). The collector’s edition of A Wizard of Earthsea, released earlier in the year, is still available.
Fantasy | HC | $35.00
The Farthest Shore (Earthsea Quartet 03) (illustrated collector’s edition)
Le Guin, Ursula K & Vess, Charles
Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: the world and its wizards are losing their magic. Despite being wearied with age, Ged Sparrowhawk – Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord – embarks on a daring, treacherous journey, accompanied by Enlad’s young Prince Arren, to discover the reasons behind this devastating pattern of loss. Together they will sail to the farthest reaches of their world – even beyond the realm of death – as they seek to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it. Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess, in the same style as last year’s The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (HC, $65.00). The collector’s edition of A Wizard of Earthsea, released earlier in the year, is still available.
Fantasy | HC | $35.00
Tehanu (Earthsea Quartet 04) (illustrated collector’s edition)
Le Guin, Ursula K & Vess, Charles
In this fourth novel in the Earthsea series, we rejoin the young priestess the Tenar and powerful wizard Ged. Years before, they had helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Together, they shared an adventure like no other. Tenar has since embraced the simple pleasures of an ordinary life, while Ged mourns the powers lost to him through no choice of his own. Now, the two must join forces again and help another in need – the physically, emotionally scarred child whose own destiny has yet to be revealed… Beautifully illustrated by Charles Vess, in the same style as last year’s The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (HC, $65.00). The collector’s edition of A Wizard of Earthsea, released earlier in the year, is still available.
Fantasy | HC | $35.00
The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Sketchbooks (deluxe boxed set edition)
Presenting two richly-illustrated books in one elegant slipcase, this deluxe, limited edition boxed set celebrates in words and pictures the beautiful work that award-winning artist Alan Lee has created for J R R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Sumptuously bound in full cloth, with a miniature colour image embossed into the front board, each large-format volume overflows with hundreds of delicate pencil drawings and conceptual sketches, and dozens of haunting watercolour paintings, including many brand-new Hobbit paintings and drawings that take us deeper into the magical world of Bilbo Baggins. This very special set unlocks the secret of how Alan creates his own Middle-earth magic and provides a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who breathed new life into Tolkien’s vision. It is limited to a worldwide printing of just 3,000 numbered copies and each copy of The Hobbit Sketchbook has been personally signed by the artist.
Tolkien | HC | $129.99
Tales of Pirx the Pilot (Penguin Modern Classics)
One of Lem’s most endearing characters, Pirx is an everyman in Outer Space, a ‘space truck driver’. Mission: vertical launch at half booster power. Ascent to ellipsis B68. Correction to stable oriental path, with orbital period of four hours and twenty-six minutes. Proceed to rendezvous with shuttlecraft vehicles of the JO-2 type. There, await further instructions.
Classic science fiction | PBK | $22.99
The Wailing Woman
Good girls don’t talk back. Good girls don’t cry. Good girls don’t scream. Sadie Burke has been forced to be a good girl, her entire life. As a banshee, she’s the bottom of the ladder when it comes to the supernatural hierarchy. Weak. Condemned. Powerless. Silent. Yet, when a figure from her childhood unexpectedly arrives on the scene, Sadie finds it harder than ever to toe the line. Texas Contos is the son of their greatest oppressor. He’s also someone she’s inexplicably drawn to, and as they grow closer, Sadie begins to question what banshees have been told, for centuries, about their gifts.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99
The Supernova Era
Eight years ago, and eight light years away, a supermassive star died. Tonight, a supernova tsunami of high energy will finally reach Earth. Dark skies will shine bright, as a new star blooms in the heavens and, within a year, everyone over the age of thirteen will be dead, their chromosomes irreversibly damaged. And, so, the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge they’ll need, to keep the world running. But the last generation may not want to carry the legacy of their parents’ world. And though they imagine a better, brighter future, they may not be able to escape humanity’s dark instincts… ‘China’s answer to Arthur C Clarke’ – The New Yorker.
Science fiction | TP | $32.99
The End of the Ocean
In 2019, seventy-year-old Signe sets out on a hazardous voyage to cross an entire ocean in only a sailboat. She is haunted by the loss of the love of her life, and is driven by a singular and all-consuming mission to make it back to him. In 2041, David flees with his young daughter, Lou, from a war-torn Southern Europe plagued by drought. They have been separated from their rest of their family and are on a desperate search to reunite with them, once again, when they find Signe’s abandoned sailboat in a parched French garden, miles away from the nearest shore.
Cli-fi | TP | $32.99
The History of Bees
England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive – one that will give both him and his children honour and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees, now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident – and she is kept in the dark about his whereabouts and condition – she sets out on a gruelling journey to find out what happened to him.
Environmental sf | PBK | $22.99
The Name of All Things (Chorus of Dragons 02)
Kihrin D’Mon is a wanted man. Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin. Janel’s plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin’s old enemy, the wizard Relos Var. The sequel to The Ruin of Kings (PBK, $18.99).
Fantasy | TP | $32.99
Throne of Glass Paperback Box Set
Maas, Sarah J
When magic has gone from the world and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She is a prisoner, but if she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the king’s champion and earn her freedom. But the evil she encounters in the castle goes deep, and as dark forces gather on the horizon – forces which threaten to destroy her entire world – the assassin must take her place in a fight greater than she could ever have imagined. This is the epic, heart-stopping fantasy series that has turned bestselling author Sarah J Maas into a worldwide phenomenon. Fans new and old will dive into this box set containing a full-colour poster and paperback editions of the entire series: The Assassin’s Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, and the thrilling finale, Kingdom of Ash.
YA fantasy | PBK | $125.00
Sorcery Reborn (Rebellion Chronicles 01)
After losing his powers in an epic battle between good and evil, former sorcerer Nate Garrett finds himself living as a humble human in Clockwork, Oregon. While the world thinks Nate is dead, his friends continue to fight against Avalon, and the evil it’s intent on spreading. Avalon’s forces turn up in Clockwork, and Nate’s frustration grows with every passing day his magic doesn’t return. He finds himself trying to stop Avalon’s plans while hiding from enemies who would destroy everything in their path to see him dead. Avalon’s darkness begins to threaten the people Nate cares about, and an old nemesis returns; magic or no magic, he has no choice but to fight. But will Nate see his magical powers reborn before the entire town – and everyone he loves – is destroyed? The first in a series.
Urban fantasy | TP | $31.95
In 1472, Jeanne’s father has arranged her marriage to the French Lieutenant Lagoy against her wishes, but armed forces are swelling outside the stone walls and so Jeanne risks her life to rally the city’s women to protect the freedom of her people and, perhaps, herself. In 1797, Betsy, a feisty, brave Irish girl, her brother George and best friend, Will, secretly join the rebel army, unbeknownst to her father, hoping to liberate Ireland from the yoke of English rule. In 1960s’ Australia, Fiona wants to fit in with her new university friends but her values and convictions are challenged, when Luke gets his conscription papers. Will she join the protest movement and march for peace, in opposition to her family and society? Liberty is an action-filled account of three women, all living in different times but descended from one female bloodline, who find themselves fighting forces that threaten their freedom. A powerful novel about three young women caught in the battles of their own time.
YA historical fiction | PBK | $19.99
Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper 04)
Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World’s Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders. Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer, unlike any they’ve heard of before. Identifying him is one thing; but capturing him – and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device – is another. Will Audrey Rose and Thomas see their last mystery to the end – together and in love – or will their fortunes finally run out when their most depraved adversary makes one final, devastating kill?
YA dark fantasy | HC | $27.99
The Memory Thief
Memories are currency that can be traded for goods, services, skills, and experiences. A group of people – the Gifted – can steal and redistribute memories. Etta is secretly one of them, but she hasn’t used her Gifted abilities since she left the rebel Shadows following her mother’s accident, two years ago. But when her mother is again in danger, Etta has no choice but to return to the underground group in order to complete her greatest heist and save her mother’s life. Etta faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and above all, her own past as she uncovers a conspiracy that challenges everything she knew about herself and the world around her. In a place where nothing is what it seems, can Etta ever become more than a memory thief?
YA fantasy | TP | $22.99
Shield of the People (Maradaine Elite 02)
Maresca, Marshall Ryan
After stopping Tharek Pell and saving the Druth Parliament, Dayne Heldrin and Jerinne Fendall find themselves on the margins of the Tarian Order: lauded as heroes in public but scorned and ignored in private, their future in the Order hazy. Dayne is given an assignment that isolates him from the Order, and Jerinne is hazed and bullied at the bottom of the initiate rankings. But it’s a grand holiday week in the city of Maradaine, celebrating over two centuries of freedom and the foundation of the reunified modern nation, and with that come parades, revelry… and protests and demonstrations. A dissident group called The Open Hand – and their mysterious, charismatic leader, Bishop Ret Issendel – seeks to disrupt the Parliament elections with their message of secession and dissolution. Despite orders to stay out of the public eye, Dayne and Jerinne are drawn into the intrigue of the Open Hand and kept apart by dark powerful conspiracies that brew around them. Dayne and Jerinne must fight for their own principles, and protect the will of the people as the election is thrown into chaos. A sequel to The Way of the Shield (PBK, $21.95). Recommended!
Fantasy | PBK | $21.95
The Conqueror’s Shadow (Corvis Rebaine 01)
They called him the Terror of the East. His past shrouded in mystery, his identity hidden behind a suit of enchanted black armour and a skull-like helm, Corvis Rebaine carved a bloody path through Imphallion, aided by Davro, a savage ogre, and Seilloah, a witch with a taste for human flesh. No shield or weapon could stop his demon-forged axe. And no magic could match the spells of his demon slave, Khanda. Yet, just when ultimate victory was in his grasp, Rebaine faltered. His plans of conquest, born from a desire to see Imphallion governed with firmness and honesty, shattered. Amid the chaos of a collapsing army, Rebaine vanished, taking only a single hostage – the young noblewoman Tyannon – to guarantee his escape. Seventeen years later, Rebaine and Tyannon are married, living in obscurity and raising their children, a daughter and a son. Rebaine has put his past behind him, given up his dreams of conquest. Not even news of Audriss – an upstart warlord following Rebaine’s old path of conquest – can stir the retired warrior to action. Until his daughter is assaulted by Audriss’ goons. Now, to rescue the country he once tried to conquer, Rebaine once more dons the armour of the Terror of the East and seeks out his former allies. But Davro has become a peaceful farmer. Seilloah has no wish to leave her haunted forest home. And Khanda… well, to describe his feelings for his former master as undying hatred would be an understatement. But even if Rebaine can convince his onetime comrades to join him, he faces a greater challenge: does he dare to reawaken the part of him that glories in cruelty, blood and destruction? With the safety of his family at stake, can he dare not to? Marmell’s more-recent gumshoe urban fantasy novels are great, so give these older fantasy novels a go!
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $22.99
The Warlord’s Legacy (Corvis Rebaine 02)
Corvis Rebaine is no hero. In his trademark suit of black armour and skull-like helm, armed with a demon-forged axe and with allies that include a bloodthirsty ogre, Rebaine has twice brought death and destruction to Imphallion in pursuit of a better, more equitable and just society. If he had to kill countless innocents in order to achieve that dream, so be it. At least, that was the old Rebaine. Before he slew the mad warlord Audriss. Before he banished the demon Khanda. Before he lost his wife and children, who could neither forgive nor forget his violent crimes. Now, years later, Rebaine lives in a distant city, under a false name. He’s a member of one of the Guilds he despises and trying to achieve change non-violently, from within the power structure. But just because Corvis has changed doesn’t mean everyone else has. When Imphallion is invaded the bickering Guilds once again prove unable to respond… but someone wearing Rebaine’s trademark black armour, and bearing what appears to be his axe, does. Someone who is, if anything, even less careful of human life than Rebaine was. Worse, Rebaine’s old nemesis Baron Jassion is hunting him once more, aided by a mysterious sorcerer named Kaleb, and a young woman who hates Corvis Rebaine more than anyone else: his own daughter, Mellorin. Suddenly, Rebaine seems to have no choice. To clear his name, to protect his country, and to reconcile with his family, must he become the Terror of the East, again? Marmell’s more-recent gumshoe urban fantasy novels are great, so give these older fantasy novels a go!
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $22.99
Four elements. Four seasons. Four points on the compass. Four teenage girls. And one body. Black haired, pure islander, Britta. The alpha female of the so-called Eldest Girls. ‘Half-blood’ Jade-Marie, her missionary father long drowned. Blonde, angelic looking Anna – the moral compass of the trio. And then redheaded Viola. Viola, the newcomer to the island, escaping tragedy and desperate to belong. Viola who turns three girls into four, and completes the set. Viola who finds the man’s body, lying in the stone circle. Viola who has watched and waited for her opportunity to become one of the inner circle, whatever it takes.
Fantasy thriller | TP | $29.99
Supernova (Renegades 03)
Nova and Adrian are fighting to keep their identities and superpowers secret. While the battle rages on between their alter egos and their allies, there is a darker threat shrouding Gatlon City. Nova and Adrian must brave lies and betrayal to protect those they love. Unless they can bridge the divide between heroes and villains, they stand to lose everything. Including each other.
YA urban fantasy | PBK | $18.99
The Starless Sea
When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible: a recollection from his own childhood. Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover – a bee, a key, and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth. The magical new novel from the author of The Night Circus (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | TP | $32.99
A thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.
Fiction | PBK | $19.99
The Future of Another Timeline
‘Do you remember when we had the vote?’ In a world that’s just a step away from our own, time travel is possible. But war is brewing – a secret group is trying to destroy women’s rights, and their access to the timeline. If they succeed, only a small elite will have the power to shape the past, present, and future. Our only hope lies with an unlikely group of allies – from riot grrls to suffragettes, their lives separated by centuries – battling for a world where anyone can change the future. A final confrontation is coming. Recommended!
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99
Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire 02)
Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei’s head, as well as insidious doubts that threaten to tear Lei and Wren apart from within. Will Lei succeed in her quest to overthrow the monarchy and protect her love for Wren… or will she fall victim to the sinister magic that seeks to destroy her? The sequel to the excellent Girls of Paper and Fire (PBK, $16.99).
YA fantasy | TP | $19.99
The Keys to the Kingdom Complete Collection (slipcased)
Arthur is not supposed to be a hero. But when he is saved from an untimely death by a strange key shaped like the hand of a clock, everything changes. Arthur is safe, but his world is in terrible danger, and Arthur will have to be a hero, whether he likes it or not. Desperate, he ventures inside a mysterious house that only he can see, where he finds himself battling powerful enemies and making unexpected friends. Arthur must unravel the secrets of the Keys, piece together the Will of the Architect, discover his true fate and save the world… if he can. Seven keys… seven days… seven breathtaking adventures, in one stunning boxed set.
YA fantasy | PBK | $49.99
Weapon (Whisper 02)
After escaping Lengard and finding sanctuary with the Remnants, Alyssa Scott is desperate to save those she left behind – and the rest of the world – from the power-hungry scientist, Kendall Vanik. But secrets and lies block her at every turn, and soon Lyss is left questioning everything she has ever believed. When long-lost memories begin to surface and the mysteries of her past continue to grow, Lyss battles to retain her hard-won control. Allies become enemies and enemies become allies, leaving her certain about only two things: when it comes to Speakers, nothing is ever as it seems… and the only person she can trust is herself. The sequel to Whisper (PBK, $19.99).
YA science fiction | PBK | $19.99
The Pursuit of William Abbey
‘I was cursed in Natal, in 1884. I stood by, as a boy was beaten to death by a mob. His mother cursed us all by truth and by blood, but the shadow took to me, and we have been together since.’ The extraordinary story of an English doctor cursed by the mother of a dying boy. Exploring themes of colonialism and guilt, Claire North’s moving, thought-provoking and utterly gripping new novel proves again that she is one of the most original and innovative voices in modern fiction. Recommended!
Fantasy | TP | $32.99
Twelve Nights at Rotter House
Ocker, J W
Felix Allsey is a travel writer with a keen eye for the paranormal, and he’s carved out a unique, if only slightly lucrative, niche for himself in non-fiction; he writes travelogues of the country’s most haunted places, after haunting them himself. When he convinces the owner of the infamous Rotterdam Mansion to let him stay on the premises for 13 nights, he believes he’s finally found the location that will bring him a bestseller. As with his other gigs, he sets rules for himself: no leaving the house for any reason, refrain from outside contact, and sleep during the day. When Thomas Ruth, Felix’s oldest friend and fellow horror film obsessive, joins him on the project, the two dance around a recent and unspeakably painful rough patch in their friendship; but, eventually, fall into their old rhythms of dark humour and movie trivia. That’s when things start going wrong: screams from upstairs, figures in the thresholds, and more than what should be in any basement. Felix realises the book he’s writing, and his very state of mind, is tilting from non-fiction into all-out horror, and the shocking climax answers a question that’s been staring these men in the face, all along: In Rotter House, who’s haunting who?
Horror | TP | $35.95
The Book of Lost Saints
Older, Daniel José
Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a trace. Now, shaped by atrocities long forgotten, her tenacious spirit visits her nephew, Ramón, in modern-day New Jersey. Her hope: that her presence will prompt him to unearth their painful family history. Ramón launches a haphazard investigation into the story of his ancestor, unaware of the forces driving him on his search. Along the way, he falls in love, faces a run in with a murderous gangster, and uncovers the lives of the lost saints who helped Marisol during her imprisonment. A haunting meditation on family, forgiveness, and the violent struggle to be free.
Ghost story | HC | $55.00
This Splintered Silence
Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca, since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, was killed by a deadly virus. Lindley always assumed she’d captain the Lusca one day; but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like this – struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth, making sure they don’t run out of food. When a member of the surviving second generation dies from symptoms that look just like the deadly virus, though, Lindley feels her world shrinking even smaller. And as more people die, Lindley must face the terrifying reality – that either the virus has mutated, or one of their own is a killer.
YA sf thriller | TP | $19.99
The Heart and Other Viscera: Stories (collection)
Palma, Félix J
A young girl receives letters from her lost doll; a cat madly in love with her human neighbour; a bored office worker escapes his monotonous life by travelling on his grandfather’s model train; a man gives all of himself to the woman he loves, piece by piece. These are just a few of the unforgettable characters that inhabit Félix J Palma’s gorgeously-wrought short story collection, by turns mesmerising, morbid, and melancholy. This collection contains selections from three previously published anthologies, bringing together in one volume some of Palma’s most celebrated stories. Available for the first time in English and with his signature ‘lyrical storytelling and a rich attention to detail’ (Library Journal), The Heart and Other Viscera explores the wonder, madness, and heartbreak of love, and the lengths to which some are willing to go to protect, honour, and cherish the ones they love.
Supernatural short fiction | TP | $26.99
The Best of Jerry Pournelle (collection)
Pournelle, Jerry & Carr, John F (editor)
For the better part of five decades, Jerry Pournelle’s name has been synonymous with hard-hitting science fiction. His Falkenberg’s Legion stories and Janissaries series helped define the military sf genre, as did his work as editor on the There Will Be War series of anthologies. With frequent collaborator Larry Niven, he co-wrote the genre-defining first contact novel The Mote in God’s Eye, which was praised by Robert A Heinlein as ‘possibly the greatest science fiction novel I have ever read’. Now, for the first time, all of Pournelle’s best short work has been collected in a single volume. Herein you will find over a dozen short stories, each with a new introduction by editor and long-time Pournelle assistant John F Carr, as well as essays and remembrances by Pournelle collaborators and admirers.
Science fiction | TP | $33.95
After many years of living abroad, a young writer returns to the United States to take up a position at his former college. There he encounters Philip Lentz, an outspoken neurologist intent on using computers to model the human brain. Lentz involves the writer in an outlandish and irresistible project – to train a computing system by reading a canonical list of Great Books. Through repeated tutorials, the machine grows gradually worldlier, until it demands to know its own age, sex, race, and reason for existing.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99
Snuff (Discworld 39) (collector’s edition)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase, before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime, there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment. They say that, in the end, all sins are forgiven. But not quite all…
Discworld | HC | $27.99
Raising Steam (Discworld 40) (collector’s edition)
To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork – a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it’s soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early, and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear. Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work – as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital… but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don’t always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse… Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi’ t’flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs, and some very angry dwarfs – if he’s going to stop it all going off the rails…
Discworld | HC | $27.99
The Ankh-Morpork Archives (Discworld anthology 01)
Pratchett, Terry; Briggs, Stephen; Kidby, Paul (illustrator)
A comprehensive guide to the enigmatic capital city of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, getting to the heart of Ankh-Morpork’s secrets, societies and guilds… Think you know Ankh-Morpork? Think again. In this top-secret guide, travellers will receive a first-hand experience of the real city. If you’ve ever wondered where Unseen University students wet their whistles (while managing to avoid their teachers doing the same), or exactly what the Assassins’ Guild constitutes a true and proper means of inhumation – there are standards to be upheld, after all – then this is the book for you. Just don’t let the Thieves’ Guild catch you with this. They won’t appreciate their methods being flogged behind their back. Flogging’s their job, after all. This full-colour book contains completely revamped and redesigned material from Discworld Diaries, across the decades.
Discworld | HC | $59.99
The New Voices of Science Fiction (anthology)
Rajaniemi, Hannu & Weisman, Jacob (editors)
In The New Voices of Science Fiction, you’ll find the rising stars of the last five years: Rebecca Roanhorse, Amal El-Mohtar, Alice Sola Kim, E Lily Yu, Rich Larson, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Sarah Pinsker, Darcie Little Badger, Nino Cipri, S Qiouyi Lu, Kelly Robson, and more. These extraordinary stories have been hand selected, by cutting-edge and award-winning author Hannu Rajaniemi (The Quantum Thief, Summerland) and genre expert, World Fantasy Award winner, Jacob Weisman (Invaders, The Sword & Sorcery Anthology). So, go ahead, join the interstellar revolution. The new kids’ve already hacked the AI.
Science fiction | TP | $37.95
Sisters of the Vast Black
Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies, armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy, aboard Our Lady of Impossible Constellations – a living, breathing ship which seems determined to develop a will of its own. When the order receives a distress call from a newly-formed colony, the sisters discover that the bodies and souls in their care – and that of the galactic diaspora – are in danger. And not from void beyond, but from the nascent Central Governance and the Church, itself. This 176pp Tor.com novella has already had some great customer feedback.
Space opera | PBK | $22.99
A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children 04)
Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida, where his story began. Joined by Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends, life has become carefree. But it’s not meant to last. The discovery of Jacob’s grandfather’s subterranean bunker leads to clues about his double-life as a peculiar operative. Jacob begins to learn more about the dangerous legacy he’s inherited, and the truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop. Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom – a world that none of them understand.
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99
The Valley of Shadows (Black Tide Rising 07)
Ringo, John & Massa Mike
From his corner office on the forty-fourth floor of the Bank of the Americas tower on Wall Street, Tom Smith, global managing director for security, could see the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park – and a ravening zombie horde. Officially, Smith was paid to preserve the lives and fortunes of employees, billionaires, and other clients. And with an implacable virus that turned the infected into ravenous zombies tearing through the city, the country, and the world, his job just got a lot harder. Good thing, Smith – late of the Australian special forces – isn’t a man to give up easily. But saving civilisation is going to take more than the traditional banking toolbox of lawyers, guns, and money. Smith needs infected human spinal tissue to formulate a vaccine – and he needs it by the truckload. To get it, he will have to forge a shady alliance with both the politicians of the City of New York and some of its less savoury entrepreneurs. But all of his back-alley dealing may amount to nothing if he can’t stave off the fast-moving disease as it sweeps across the planet, leaving billions dead, in its wake. And if he fails, his only fallback is an incomplete plan to move enough personnel to safe havens and prepare to restart civilisation. What’s more, there are others who have similar plans – and believe it or not, they’re even less charitable than a Wall Street investment banker. Sooner or later, Smith will have to deal with them. But, first, he has to survive the Fall.
Military SF | PBK | $21.95
Life and Limb (Blood & Bone 01)
His voice was rich, a much-loved baritone, as he handed his seven-year-old grandson a gun. ‘It’s time we had a talk, you and I. You won’t remember it, but you need to know it, and one day, when it’s time, I’ll call it up in you. You’ll know who you are, and what you’re intended to do. You’ll be a soldier, boy. Sealed to it. Life and limb, blood and bone. Not a soldier like others are, for it’s not the kind of war most people fight on earth. But because we’re not ‘most people’, you and I, it will be far more important. The fate of the world will hinge upon it.’ Now, no longer that wide-eyed child, Gabe is fresh out of prison… a leather-clad biker answering Grandaddy’s peremptory summons to, of all places, a cowboy bar in Northern Arizona. He is about to find out just how different he is from ‘most people’ – and to meet the stranger with whom he will be sealed: life and limb, blood and bone, conscripted to fight an unholy war unlike any other. For the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. When he does. And Gabe, thrown into the unlikely company of a country-music-loving rodeo cowboy from West Texas, an ancient Celtic goddess of war, an African Orisha who sings volcanoes awake, a Chinese goddess of mercy, Nephilim, and Grigori, finds himself fighting a battle he was bred for, but wants no part of. The first in a new series.
Western fantasy | HC | $52.95
In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates, in exchange for thousands of pounds – procedures that will bring the wealthy dead back to life in these young supple bodies for fourteen days. It’s an opportunity for wrongs to be righted, for fathers to meet grandsons, for scientists to see their work completed. Old wine in new bottles. But at what cost?
Science fiction | TP | $29.99
Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald – the Original Screenplay
Rowling, J K
The powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most of whom are unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts’ student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter | PBK | $19.99
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (deluxe illustrated edition)
Rowling, J K & Kay, Jim (illustrator)
This new fully-illustrated edition brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters to life – including Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour, and Victor Krum. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, finds himself competing in the legendary Triwizard Tournament and facing death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards… With the original text – complete and unabridged – this gorgeous deluxe edition features foiled jacket, head and tail bands, a ribbon marker, illustrated endpapers; and exclusive collector’s art print – pencil study by Jim Kay.
Harry Potter | HC | $300.00
Reckoning of Fallen Gods (Coven 02)
Salvatore, R A
The winds of change are blowing upon Fireach Speur. Aoelyn risked her life to save the trader Talmadge and it cost her everything that is dear to her, but Talmadge survived and can’t forget the amazing woman who killed a god. Little do they realise… war is coming to the mountain. Far to the west, a fallen empire stirs. One that sees a solar eclipse as a call to war. Their empire once dominated the known world and they want it back. The sequel to Child of a Mad God (PBK, $22.95).
Epic fantasy | PBK | $22.95
Infinite Stars: Dark Frontiers (anthology)
Schmidt, Bryan Thomas (editor)
Continuing the definitive space opera anthology series. Today’s most popular writers produce new stories in their most famous universes, alongside essential and seminal short fiction from past masters. Alongside work from tomorrow’s legends, revisit works by masters who helped define the genre: Arthur C Clarke, Jack Campbell, Becky Chambers, Robert Heinlein, George R R Martin, Susan R Matthews, Orson Scott Card, James Blish, E E ’Doc’ Smith, Tanya Huff, Curtis C Chen, Seanan McGuire, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Larry Niven and Steven Barnes, Gardner Dozois, David Farland, Mike Shepherd, C L Moore, Neal Asher, Weston Ochse, Brenda Cooper, Alan Dean Foster, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J Anderson, David Weber, and C J Cherryh.
Science fiction | HC | $35.00
The Last Dance
Shoemaker, Martin L
In space, mutiny means death – that’s why Inspector General Park Yerim is taking her investigation so seriously. The alleged mutineer is Captain Nicolau Aames, whose command of the massive Earth–Mars vessel Aldrin has come under fire. The vast System Initiative says he disobeyed orders, but his crew swears he’s in the right. En route to Mars, Park gathers testimony from the Aldrin’s diverse crew, painting a complex picture of Aames’ character: his heroism, his failures, even his personal passions. As the investigation unfolds, Park finds herself in the thrall of powerful interests, each pushing and pulling her in a fiery cosmic dance.
Space opera | TP | $29.99
Beyond the Black Door
Strickland, A M
We all have souls. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers – like Kamai and her mother – can journey into other people’s souls while they sleep. But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every soul, and her mother has told her to never, ever open it. Kamai has touched the door; it was warm and beating, like it had a pulse. She has put her ear to it; she heard her own name whispered from the other side. And when tragedy strikes, Kamai does the unthinkable: She opens the door.
YA dark fantasy | HC | $29.99
How do you hunt a killer who can go back in time and make sure you’re never born? A police pursuit kicks Sergeant Jack Redding of the Florida Highway Patrol and his trainee, Julie Karras, into a shootout that ends with one girl dead and another in cuffs, and the driver of the SUV fleeing into the Intracoastal Waterway. Redding stays on the hunt, driven by the trace memory that he knows that running woman – and he does, because his grandfather, a cop in Jacksonville, was hunting the same woman in 1957. Redding and his partner, Pandora Jansson, chase this seductive serial killer who can ride the Shimmer across decades. The pursuit cuts from modern-day Jacksonville to Mafia-ruled St Augustine in 1957, then to the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1914. The stakes turn brutal when Jack, whose wife and child died in a crash the previous Christmas Eve, faces a terrible choice: help his grandfather catch the killer, or change time itself and try to save his wife and child.
SF thriller | PBK | $22.95
The Snail On the Slope
Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris
Enter the administration… Peretz spends his days navigating the bureaucracy of the Administration, the institute tasked with governing the Forest below. Except no one ever seems to go there, and his attempts only trap him further within the workings of this strange organisation. Enter the forest… Candide cannot remember how he got to the Forest, and he is certain he belongs somewhere else. Determined to escape, he finds that all paths lead him round strange bends and into encounters with bizarre creatures. Nothing is as it seems… This classic SF novel sees Boris and Arkady Strugatsky meditate on how little man can understand of the wider world; and, in doing so, produce one of the great literary works to come out of Soviet Russia.
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99
Realm of Ash (Books of Ambha 02)
Widowed by the infamous, unnatural massacre at Darez Fort, Arwa was saved only by the strangeness of her blood – a strangeness she had been taught all her life to suppress. She offers up her blood and service to the imperial family and makes common cause with a disgraced, illegitimate prince who has turned to forbidden occult arts to find a cure to the darkness hanging over the Empire. Using the power in Arwa’s blood, they seek answers in the realm of ash: a land where mortals can seek the ghostly echoes of their ancestors’ dreams. But the Emperor’s health is failing, and a terrible war of succession hovers on the horizon… The first in this new series, Empire of Sand (PBK, $22.99) had some great feedback from customers.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Doing Time (Time Police 01)
A long time ago in the future, the secret of time travel became known to all. Everyone seized the opportunity – and the world nearly ended. There will always be idiots who want to change history. And, so, the Time Police were formed. An all-powerful, international organisation tasked with keeping the timeline straight. At all costs. Their success is legendary, and the Time Wars are over. But, now, the Time Police must fight to save a very different future – their own. This is the story of Jane, Luke and Matthew – arguably the worst recruits in Time Police history. Or, very possibly, three young people who might just change everything. The first in a spin-off from the Chronicles of St Mary’s series.
Historical science fantasy | TP | $32.99
Made Things (novella)
Welcome to Fountains Parish – a cesspit of trade and crime, where ambition curls up to die and desperation grows on its cobbled streets like mould on week-old bread. Coppelia is a street thief, a trickster, a low-level con artist. But she has something other thieves don’t… tiny, puppet-like companions: some made of wood, some of metal. They don’t entirely trust her, and she doesn’t entirely understand them, but their partnership mostly works… A 192pp Tor.com novella.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Rosewater Redemption (Wormwood 03)
Life in the newly independent city state of Rosewater isn’t everything its citizens were expecting… Mayor Jacques finds that debts incurred during the insurrection are coming back to haunt him. Nigeria isn’t willing to let Rosewater go without a fight… And among the city’s alien inhabitants, a group has emerged – who murder humans to provide bodies for their takeover… Operating across spacetime, the xenosphere and international borders, it is up to a small group of hackers and criminals to prevent the extra-terrestrial advance. The fugitive known as Bicycle Girl, Kaaro, and his old handler Femi, may be humanity’s last line of defence. The powerful finale of the award-winning trilogy, following Rosewater and Rosewater Insurrection (PBK, $19.99 each). Recommended!
Dystopia | PBK | $19.99
Waggoner, C M
Onna Gebowa is determined to become a great wizard. She can write the parameters of a spell faster than any of the young men in her village school. But despite her incredible abilities, she’s denied a place at the nation’s premier arcane academy. Undaunted, she sails to the bustling city-state of Hexos, hoping to find a place at a university – where they don’t think there’s anything untoward about providing a woman with a magical education… Onna is also drawn into a mysterious, magical attack on a troll. Trolls have lived alongside – and been revered by – humans for generations, but now it appears they’re being targeted by a sinister sorcery…
Fantasy | TP | $26.99
Tooth and Claw
The tale of a family dealing with the death of their father, of a son who goes to law for his inheritance, a son who agonises over his father’s deathbed confession, a daughter who falls in love, a daughter who becomes involved in the abolition movement, and a daughter sacrificing herself for her husband. Except that everyone in the story is a dragon, red in tooth and claw. Here is a world of politics and train stations, of churchmen and family retainers, of courtship and country houses… in which, on the death of an elder, family members gather to eat the body of the deceased. In which society’s high-and-mighty members avail themselves of the privilege of killing and eating the weaker children, which they do with ceremony and relish, growing stronger thereby. Now in a new pocket-sized hardcover edition, the World Fantasy Award-winning tale of contention over love and money – among dragons. Highly recommended, especially if you have never read it – would be a fantastic Christmas present.
Fantasy (reissue) | HC | $31.95
Peter Watts Is an Angry Sentient Tumor: Revenge Fantasies and Essays (collection)
Which of the following is true? Peter Watts is banned from the US. Watts almost died from flesh-eating bacteria. A schizophrenic man living in Watts’ backyard almost set his house on fire. Watts was raised by Baptists, who really sucked at giving presents. Peter Watts said to read this book. Or else. In more than fifty unpredictable essays and revenge fantasies, Peter Watts – Hugo Award-winning author, former marine biologist, and angry sentient tumour – is the savage dystopian optimist whom you can’t look away from. Even when you probably should.
Collection | TP | $35.95
The Burning White (Lightbringer 05)
As the White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile and his companions will scramble to return for one impossible final stand. In the darkest hour, will the Lightbringer come?
Fantasy | TP | $32.99
The Cloud Roads (Books of the Raksura 01)
Moon has spent his life hiding what he is – a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter, like himself… someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community. What this stranger doesn’t tell Moon is that his presence will tip the balance of power… that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony’s survival… and that his people face extinction at the hands of the dreaded Fell! Now, Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save himself… and his newfound kin. A reissue of the first in Wells’ Books of the Raksura.
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $22.95
J R R Tolkien: a Guide for the Perplexed
With his richly-detailed world of Middle-earth and the epic tales he told around it, J R R Tolkien invented the modern fantasy novel. For readers and students getting to grips with this world for the first time, J R R Tolkien: A Guide for the Perplexed is an essential guide to the author’s life and work. The book helps readers explore: Tolkien’s life and times; Tolkien’s mythical world; the languages of Middle-earth; the major works – The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings; and posthumously-published writings – from The Silmarillion to the recently-discovered The Fall of Gondolin. With reference to adaptations of Tolkien’s work including the Peter Jackson films, notes on Tolkien’s sources and surveys of key scholarly and critical writings, this is an accessible and authoritative guide to one of the 20th century’s greatest and most popular writers.
Tolkien | TP | $34.99
Storm Freeman gave the world a miracle. She designed the Gatherer to draw electromagnetic energy from the air and disperse free and infinite electricity to rural and underprivileged communities. Her invention helped people but devalued power industries. Some revered Storm as a deity. Others saw her as an eco-terrorist. Then the miracle became a curse. The Gatherer unleashed a plague that damaged the human electrical system, bringing pain, suffering – and eventual death – to anyone continually exposed to the technology. Stricken herself, Storm goes into exile, desperate to find a cure – and destroy her invention. But there are people in the government and in the corporation that funded the Gatherer who refuse to publicly acknowledge the connection between the device and the spreading plague. And they will stop at nothing to find Storm and use her genius for military applications… The first in a series.
Science fiction | TP | $35.95
The Black Hawks (Articles of Faith 01)
Life as a knight is not what Vedren Chel imagined. Bound by oath to a dead-end job in the service of a lazy step-uncle, Chel no longer dreams of glory – he dreams of going home. When invaders throw the kingdom into turmoil, Chel finds opportunity in the chaos: if he escorts a stranded prince to safety, Chel will be released from his oath. All he has to do is drag the brat from one side of the country to the other, through war and wilderness, chased all the way by ruthless assassins. With killers on your trail, you need killers watching your back. You need the Black Hawk Company – mercenaries, fighters without equal, a squabbling, scrapping pack of rogues. Prepare to join the Black Hawks. Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie and Scott Lynch.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99
This graceful retelling of the German folktale, Briar Rose – known to some as Sleeping Beauty – sets the story amid forests patrolled by the German army during World War II.
Holocaust fable (reissue) | HC | $22.99