Science Fiction & Fantasy Catalogue: October 2017

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in October 2017.

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Abbreviations used in this catalogue: PBK = ‘A’ or ‘B’ format (standard size) paperback;TP = ‘B+’ or ‘C’ format (oversize) trade paperback;HC = hardcover or cloth binding.

Until next time, good reading!

October 2017 includes new books by: Ben Aaronovitch, Paolo Bacigalupi, Peter V Brett, Sebastian de Castell, Mercedes Lackey, Ann Leckie, Philip Pullman, Jamie Sawyer, Angela Slatter, S M Stirling… and many others.

October sf&f

The Furthest Station (PC Peter Grant novella)
Aaronovitch, Ben
There’s something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call. It’s PC Peter Grant’s speciality… Only it’s more than going ‘bump’. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely-dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police, themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter – making the follow up interviews rather difficult. So, with a little help from Abigail, and Toby – the ghost-hunting dog – Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost-hunting expedition. Because finding the ghost, and deciphering their urgent message, might just be a matter of life and death. A 192pp novella.
Urban fantasy | HC | $26.99

Magicians Impossible
Abraham, Brad
Twenty-something bartender Jason Bishop’s world is shattered, when his estranged father commits suicide; but the greater shock comes when he learns his father was a secret agent in the employ of the Invisible Hand; an ancient society of spies wielding magic in a centuries-spanning war. Now, the Golden Dawn – the shadowy cabal of witches and warlocks responsible for Daniel Bishop’s murder, and the death of Jason’s mother years before – have Jason in their sights. His survival will depend on mastering his own dormant magic abilities; provided he makes it through the training. From New York, to Paris, to worlds between worlds, Jason’s journey through the realm of magic will be fraught with peril. But with enemies and allies on both sides of this war, whom can he trust? The Invisible Hand, who’ve been more of a family than his own family ever was? The Golden Dawn, who may know the secrets behind his mysterious lineage? For Jason Bishop, only one thing is for certain; the magic he has slowly been mastering is telling him not to trust anybody.
Urban fantasy | HC | $52.95

Nanoshock (Sinless 02)
Alexander, K C
Being a mercenary isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially when Riko’s hard-won reputation has taken a hard dive into f**ked. Now, she’s fair game for every Tom, Dick and Blow looking to score some cred. In this city, credibility means everything – there’s no room for excuses. She still doesn’t know what she did to screw up so badly, and chasing every gone-cold lead is only making it worse. Without help and losing ground fast, Riko has a choice: break every rule of the street on her search for answers… or die trying. The follow up to Necrotech (PBK, $19.95).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Six Months, Three Days, Five Others (collection)
Anders, Charlie Jane
Before the success of her Nebula Award-winning debut novel All the Birds in the Sky (PBK, $18.99), Charlie Jane Anders was a rising star in short, speculative fiction. Collected, here – for the first time in print – are six of her best.
Collection | TP | $27.95

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight 01)
Arden, Katherine
A stranger, with piercing blue eyes, presents a new father with a gift – a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, the father hides the gift away and his daughter, Vasya, grows up a wild, wilful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Mageborn (Age of Dread 01)
Aryan, Stephen
It’s been ten years since the battlemage war, where thousands died as mages sundered the earth and split the sky. Habreel believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He will do anything to achieve his goal, even if it means murdering every child born with the ability. As deaths involving magic increase and the seat of magical learning – the Red Tower – falls under suspicion, two students and one lawbringer must do everything they can to combat Habreel and his followers, before magic disappears from the world for good. The first in a new series.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Infinity Engine (Transformation 03)
Asher, Neal
A man battles for his life, two AIs vie for supremacy and a civilization hangs in the balance… Several forces now pursue rogue artificial intelligence Penny Royal, hungry for revenge or redemption. And the Brockle is the most dangerous of all. This criminal swarm-robot AI has escaped confinement and is upgrading itself, becoming ever more powerful in anticipation of a showdown. Events also escalate aboard the war factory. Here, Thorvald Spear, alien prador, and an assassin drone struggle to stay alive, battling insane AIs and technology gone wild. Then the Weaver arrives – last remnant of a race that died out two million years ago. But what could it contribute to Penny Royal’s tortuous plans? And beyond the war factory, a black hole conceals a tantalizing secret which could destroy the Polity. As AIs, humans and prador clash at its boundary, will anything survive their explosive final confrontation? Follows Dark Intelligence and War Factory (PBK, $19.99 each).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Alias Grace
Attwood, Margaret
Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.
Fiction reissue | PBK | $19.99

King’s Cage (Red Queen 03)
Aveyard, Victoria
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now, a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country – and his prisoner. As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back. When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire – leaving Norta, as Mare knows it, to burn all the way down. Follows Red Queen and Glass Sword (PBK, $16.99 each).
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99

Tool of War
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Tool – a powerful ‘augment’ made from animal and human DNA – finally in control of the Drowned Cities after years of battle. Before he can take in his victory, he’s attacked by a missile strike and barely survives. He makes his way to the small ship that belongs to Mahlia, who – along with former soldier boy Ocho and his crew – is running her own operation, smuggling art and other artefacts out of the Drowned Cities. ‘[D]elivers nonstop action, emotional bombs, and neck-twisting plot jolts, as well as examining moral issues of humanity versus their intelligent creations’ – Locus Magazine. The third in the sequence after Ship Breaker and Drowned Cities ($17.99 each).
YA science fiction | HC | $35.95

Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (Timeless 01)
Baltazar, Armand
On his thirteenth birthday, Diego learns of a special gift he has, a secret that is part of something much bigger. When his father, New Chicago’s top engineer, is taken by the Aeternum, Diego must rescue him and prevent this evil group from disrupting the fragile peace humanity has forged. Includes over 150 full-colour illustrations.
YA fantasy | HC | $29.99

Amazing Monster Detectoscope
Base, Graeme
When our hero uses his Amazing Monster DetectoScope he finds that the house is infested with monsters! Can he find the courage to face his fears? This whimsical take on facing childhood fears features intricate paper engineering and a whole host of hilariously hideous beasties lying in wait beyond the DetectoScope viewfinder.
Children’s picture book | HC | $29.99

Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Bashardoust, Melissa
Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone – has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do – and who to be – to win back the only mother she’s ever known… or else, defeat her, once and for all.
YA fantasy | HC | $24.99

The Stone in the Skull (Lotus Kingdoms 01)
Bear, Elizabeth
The Gage is a brass automaton, created by a wizard of Messaline, around the core of a human being. His wizard is long dead, and he works as a mercenary. He is carrying a message from a the most powerful sorcerer of Messaline to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the body guard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are friends, of a peculiar sort. They are walking into a dynastic war, between the rulers of the shattered bits of a once-great Empire. The first in a new series, set in the world of the Eternal Sky trilogy.
Fantasy | HC | $52.95

Nimbus (Psi-Tech 03)
Bedford, Jacey
Something alien is stirring in the depths of foldspace. Something bigger than the squabbles between megacorporations and independents. Foldspace visions are supposed to be a figment of the imagination. At least, that’s what they teach in flight school. Ben Benjamin knows it’s not true. Meeting a void dragon was bad enough, but now there’s the Nimbus to contend with. Are the two connected? Why do some ships transit the Folds safely and others disappear without a trace? Until now, humans have had a free hand in the Galaxy, settling colony after colony, but that might change… because the Nimbus is coming. A sequel to Empire of Dust and Crossways (PBK, $19.95 each). If you love old-fashioned space opera, don’t miss these!
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Breach of Containment (Central Corps 03)
Bonesteel, Elizabeth
Armed with crucial intel from a shadowy source and the strange artefact, Elena may be the only one who can stop the fleet, and Ellis, and save Earth. But, for this mission, there will be no second chances – and no return. Following The Cold Between and Remnants of Trust (PBK, $24.99 each).
Science fiction | TP | $33.95

Apes and Angels (Star Quest Trilogy 02)
Bova, Ben
Humankind headed out to the stars not for conquest, nor exploration, nor even for curiosity. Humans went to the stars in a desperate crusade to save intelligent life wherever they found it. A wave of death is spreading through the Milky Way galaxy, an expanding sphere of lethal gamma radiation that erupted from the galaxy’s core twenty-eight thousand years ago and, now, is approaching Earth’s vicinity at the speed of light. Every world it touched was wiped clean of all life. But it’s possible to protect a planet from gamma radiation. Earth is safe. Now, guided by the ancient intelligent machines called the Predecessors, men and women from Earth seek out those precious, rare worlds that harbor intelligent species, determined to save them from the doom that is hurtling toward them. The crew of the Odysseus has arrived at Mithra Gamma, the third planet of the star Mithra, to protect the stone-age inhabitants from the Death Wave. But they’ll also have to protect themselves…
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Skyfarer (Drifting Lands 01)
Brassey, Joseph
When trainee sorceress Aimee de Laurent’s first ever portal-casting goes awry, she and her mentor are thrown into the race to find the Axiom Diamond, on the skyship Elysium. Opposing them are the infamous magic-wielding knights of the Eternal Order and their ruthless commander, Lord Azrael, who will destroy everything in their path…
Space fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners Quartet 03)
Bray, Libba
After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They’re more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward’s Island, far from the city’s bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten – ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows. With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them face to face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they’ve ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation – a fight that could claim the Diviners, themselves. The third book of the Diviners quartet, which began with The Diviners and Lair of Dreams (PBK, $17.99 each).
YA fantasy | TP | $24.99

The Core (Demon Cycle 05)
Brett, Peter V
Now the war is at hand, and humanity cannot hope to win it… unless Arlen and Jardir, with the help of Arlen’s wife, Renna, can bend a captured demon prince to their will and force the devious creature to lead them to the Core, where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army. Trusting their closest confidantes, Leesha, Inevera, Ragen, and Elissa, to rally the fractious people of the Free Cities and lead them against the swarm, Arlen, Renna, and Jardir set out on a desperate quest, into the darkest depths of evil – from which none of them expects to return alive.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Vallista (Vlad Taltos 15)
Brust, Steven
Now, Devera has appeared again – to lead Vlad into a mysterious, seemingly empty manor overlooking the Great Sea. Inside this structure are corridors that double back on themselves, rooms that look out over other worlds, and – just maybe – answers to some of Vlad’s long-asked questions about his world and his place in it. If only Devera can be persuaded to stop disappearing in the middle of his conversations with her…
Fantasy | HC | $39.99

Golden Gate
Buettner, Robert
When the world’s richest man is the victim of a car bomb and literally blown off the Golden Gate Bridge, the attack is attributed to terrorists and the world moves on. But some still wonder. Was Manuel Colibri targeted because, as Silicon Valley rumour has it, he was about to make the dream that people alive, today, can live to be one thousand come true? Two people are pursuing the truth. Tech journalist Kate Boyle and recovering Iraq war veteran Ben Shepard race through the Bay Area, chasing the only clues the reclusive Colibri left behind. They discover not only each other, but a cosmic secret that can change human history – and may cost them their lives.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Son of Seven
Call, Justin Travis
Annev was born without an arm, a mark of Keos, a sign of the fallen God. Sodar, a priest, takes pity on Annev and hides his disability with the use of a magical prosthetic limb, highly magical but also highly illegal. Annev is taken in by Sodar and attends the Academy – a school for training acolytes of the faith who are sent out to find magical objects and confiscate them. But before he can become an acolyte, Annev must pass a series of trials where not only his strength and intelligence will be tested, but his bravery and loyalty will be questioned. When embarking on a task for the head of the Academy, Annev learns of a prophecy about the Seventh Son. A man born of a royal line, destined to save the world, or destroy it. Could Annev be that son?
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

The Day Before Forever (Seventh Miss Hatfield 03)
Caltabiano, Anna
Rebecca – time traveller, immortal – has been reunited with her lost love Henley, at the court of Henry VIII. But now they are stranded in modern-day London, with nothing more than the clothes on their back. Clothes which look rather out of place. And they know that somewhere, somehow, the mysterious black-clad murderer – who has chased them across time – will find them again. Can they reach the Fountain of Youth in time to make Henley immortal, and avoid death on the way? And is immortality worth fighting for, when the cost might be his soul? Follows The Seventh Miss Hatfield (PBK, $19.99) and The Time of the Clockmaker (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy/time travel | PBK | $22.99

Children of the Fleet (Fleet School 01)
Card, Orson Scott
Ender Wiggin won the Third Formic war, ending the alien threat to Earth. Afterwards, all the terraformed Formic worlds were open to settlement by humans, and the International Fleet became the arm of the Ministry of Colonization, run by Hirum Graff. MinCol now runs Fleet School on the old Battle School station, and still recruits very smart kids to train as leaders of colony ships, and colonies. Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. Top of his class in every school. But he doesn’t think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. That he knows of. At least, until the day that Colonel Graff arrives at his school, for an interview.
Science fiction | TP | $33.95

Chain of Command
Chadwick, Frank
Tensions between Earth and the alien Varoki are on the rise, and Lieutenant Sam Bitka, US Naval Reserve, is assigned as tactical officer aboard a deep-space destroyer. He wants nothing more than to serve out his active duty time and get back to his civilian life. But when the Varoki launch a crippling surprise attack against the Earth coalition fleet, Sam finds himself suddenly in command of the USS Puebla
Military SF | TP | $31.95

The Testing (The Testing trilogy 01)
Charbonneau, Joelle
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same? The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing – their one chance at a college education, and a rewarding career. Cia Vale is honoured to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies – trust no one. But, surely, she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every gruelling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth, or life without trust. For fans of The Hunger Games.
YA futuristic thrillers | PBK | $19.99

Independent Study (The Testing trilogy 02)
Charbonneau, Joelle
Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City, with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas – and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers. Her attempts to expose the ugly truth behind the government’s murderous programs put her – and her loved ones – in a world of danger. But the future of the Commonwealth depends on her.
YA futuristic thrillers | PBK | $19.99

Graduation Day (The Testing trilogy 03)
Charbonneau, Joelle
Gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale vows to fight. But she can’t do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for – but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves – and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.
YA futuristic thrillers | PBK | $19.99

The Last Namsara (Iskari 01)
Ciccarelli, Kristen
In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness – and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer. These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon-slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari – a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl. Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth, about her nature, in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend – a slave boy from her betrothed’s household – Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her…
YA fantasy | TP | $19.99

The Silver Mask (Magisterium 04)
Clare, Cassandra & Black, Holly
Everyone wants to know what Constantine was up to – and how he lives on. But Call has no idea. It is only when he’s broken out of prison that the full potential of Constantine’s plan is suddenly in his hands… and he must decide what to do with his power…
YA fantasy | PBK | $17.99

Magic of Wind and Mist (omnibus)
Clarke, Cassandra Rose
Hanna has spent her life hearing about the adventures of her namesake Ananna, the lady pirate, and assassin Naji, and dreams to have some adventures of her own. One day, when Hanna is with her apprentice – a taciturn fisherman called Kolur – the boat is swept wildly off course during a day of storms and darkness. In this strange new land, Kolur hires a stranger to join the crew and, rather than heading home, sets a course for the dangerous island of Jadanvar. As Hanna meets a secretive merboy – and learns that Kolur has a deadly past – she soon realizes that wishing for adventures can be deadly… because those wishes might come true. Collecting the novels: The Wizard’s Promise and The Nobleman’s Revenge.
Fantasy | TP | $35.95

Siege Line (Shadow Ops: Gemini Cell 03)
Cole, Myke
The Gemini Cell has taken everything from former Navy SEAL James Schweitzer: his family, his career, his life. Schweitzer knows the only way he can stop running, the only way to keep his son safe, is to destroy the Cell, once and for all. But out of control and fighting a secret war against the government it once served, the Cell will not be destroyed easily. Its Director has been sent to the far reaches of the subarctic to search for a secret that could allow the Cell to seize control of the country. Schweitzer must move fast and join with the elite warriors of both America and Canada, in a bid to get there first…
Military fantasy | PBK | $19.95

March of War (Virtues of War 03)
Coles, Bennett R
The Centauri terrorist was stopped, but not before he caused widespread death and destruction on Earth. This leads to an escalating war between Earth and Centauri, on a much greater scale than took place in Virtues of War. Lieutenant Jack Mallory is on the front lines, leading a flight of Hawks into the battle zone. His mission is to rescue the demoted Sublieutenant Thomas Kane, whose Astral forces are under heavy fire and in danger of being overrun. The Astral Force must establish a bridgehead in Centauri territory, where they will place a jump gate, in anticipation of a new invasion. Lieutenant Katja Emmes works behind the scenes, to keep the Centauri from learning of the plan… before it can be carried out successfully.
Military SF | TP | $29.95

A Long Day in Lychford (Witches of Lychford novella 03)
Cornell, Paul
It’s a period of turmoil in Britain, with the country’s politicians electing to remove the UK from the European Union, despite ever-increasing evidence that the public no longer supports it. And the small town of Lychford is suffering. But what can three rural witches do to guard against the unknown? And why are unwary hikers being led over the magical borders by their smartphones’ mapping software? And is the European question really important enough, to kill for? This third, 128pp Tor.com novella follows The Witches of Lychford (TP, $27.99) and The Lost Child of Lychford (TP, $29.99).
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.99

The Monster Hunter Files (Monster Hunter 07)
Correia, Larry
For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large – and in some cases very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives for the first time…
Urban fantasy | HC | $46.95

To Guard Against the Dark (Reunification 03)
Czerneda, Julie E
Jason Morgan is a troubling mystery to friends and enemies alike: once a starship captain and trader, then Joined to the most powerful member of the Clan, Sira di Sarc, following her and her kind out of known space. Only to return, alone and silent. But he’s returned to a Trade Pact under siege, and desperate. The Assemblers continue to be a threat. Other species have sensed opportunity and threaten what stability remains, including those who dwell in the M’hir. What Morgan knows could save them all, or doom them. For not all of the Clan followed Sira. And peace isn’t what they seek… Follows This Gulf of Time and Stars and The Gate To Futures Past (PBK, $19.95 each).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Dracula’s Brood: Neglected Vampire Classics
Dalby, Richard (editor)
The most famous vampire of all is Bram Stoker’s Dracula, published in 1897. But it was neither the first, nor the last. This anthology presents 23 rare vampire stories, written by contemporaries of Bram Stoker, between 1867 and 1940.
Horror anthology | PBK | $22.99

The Salmon of Doubt (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency graphic novel)
David, Arvind Ethan
Plagued by nightmares of a life he never had, Dirk Gently discovers that a holistic detective can have more than one past, and they’re about to catch up with him! Featuring favourite characters from the original Dirk Gently books by Douglas Adams and from the hit TV series from BBC America! Collects issues 6–10.
Graphic novel | PBK | $32.99

Shadowblack (Spellslinger 02)
de Castell, Sebastien
Now sixteen, Kellen and Reichis have developed something of a reputation for being able to kill unruly mages. So, it’s no surprise when a wealthy but desperate father asks for their help in hunting down the men who’ve blackmailed him by putting a deadly curse on his only daughter. The sequel to the fantastic Spellslinger (TP, $19.99).
YA fantasy | TP | $19.99

War and Craft (American Craft 03)
Doyle, Tom
America, land of the Free… and home of the warlocks. The Founding Fathers were never ones to pass up a good weapon. America’s first line of defence has been shrouded in secrecy, magical families who have sworn to use their power to protect our republic. But there are those who reject America’s dream and have chosen the Left Hand Path. Our American magical shock troops go to India, where a descendant of legendary heroes has the occult mission they’ve been waiting for. It all comes to a head, in a valley hidden high in the mountains of Kashmir. Our craftspeople will battle against their fellow countrymen, some of the vilest monsters of the Left Hand Path. It’s Armageddon in Shangri-La, and the end of the world as we know it.
Military SF | HC | $39.99

A Red Peace (Starfire Trilogy 01)
Ellsworth, Spencer
The oppressed half-Jorian crosses have risen up to supplant humanity and dominate the galaxy. Half-breed human star navigator Jaqi, working the edges of human-settled space on contract to whoever will hire her, stumbles into possession of an artefact that the leader of the Rebellion wants desperately enough to send his personal guard after. This 208pp Tor.com novella is the first in an action-packed trilogy.
Space opera | TP | $24.99

Zombie-Gnome: A Tiny Terror
Farago, Andrew & Garrity, Shaenon K
A flesh-eating spin on everyone’s favourite lawn ornament and makes a delightfully gruesome decoration for the home, garden, or office. Includes: mini zombie gnome figurine; double-sided backdrop with chilling scenes; a 32-page, illustrated Zombie Gnome Defence Guide mini book.
Garden-gnome horror | Mini kit | $14.99

It Devours (Welcome to Night Vale 02)
Fink, Joseph & Cranor, Jeffrey
Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, Nilanjana Sikdar begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation’s darkest and most terrible secret. A sequel to Welcome to Night Vale (PBK, $19.99).
Speculative fiction | TP | $32.99

Trials of Solomon Parker
Fischl, Eric Scott
1916, Butte, Montana: City of the Copper Kings. Solomon Parker is old, broken and in debt to very bad people. He’s always managed to stay one step ahead of his last bad decision, but more than anything, he wishes life had turned out differently. Little does he know that, for him and his young protégé, Billy Morgan, that wish is about to come true.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Boxed Set: Volumes 1–2
Gaiman, Neil (creator)
At the centre of the Wheel of Worlds, on the planet Kalighoul, one centuries-old creature, known as Teknophage, executes diabolical schemes. Whether it’s creating Moolahbux and watching how the quest for wealth will corrupt and destroy an entire civilisation or imprisoning deities, no plan is too farfetched or impossible. He delights as it all plays out and just when it looks like things can’t get any worse – they do. Is he a mutated dinosaur mad genius or something even far worse? Despite the impossible odds against defeating such a creature, there are those who try, and even when it might seem that they’ve won, reality reveals yet another truth that will shock you! Collecting the entire Teknophage saga in one attractive set.
Graphic novel | PBK | $49.99

Neil Gaiman’s Mr Hero Complete Comics Boxed Set: Volumes 1–2
Gaiman, Neil (creator)
From the mind of bestselling author, Neil Gaiman comes a unique take on steampunk science fiction. The Newmatic Man is technological marvel for the 19th century, mistakenly created – by the wicked Teknophage – to do good in the world. But when he accidentally injures a human, the man machine is mothballed for 100 years. Discovered by Jenny Hale, a young woman, will the automaton find his place in a brave new world? Not if the Teknophage and his forces are successful in their pursuit to rid the world of the do-gooder! Collects the entire series in one boxed set.
Graphic novel | PBK | $44.99

The Ruin of Angels (Craft Sequence 06)
Gladstone, Max
Priestess/investment banker, Kai Pohala, hits town to corner Agdel Lex’s burgeoning nightmare start-up scene, and to visit her estranged sister Ley. But Kai finds Ley desperate; at the centre of a shadowy, and rapidly unravelling, business deal. When Ley ends up on the run, wanted for a crime she most definitely committed, Kai races to track her sister down before the Authority finds her first. But Ley has her own plans, involving her ex-girlfriend, a daring heist into the god-haunted desert, and, perhaps, freedom for an occupied city. Because Alikand might not be completely dead?and some people want to finish the job.
Fantasy | TP | $34.99

The Princess Bride: S Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (deluxe edition)
Goldman, William & Manomivibul, Michael (illustrator)
For the thirtieth anniversary of the film, this beloved tale of romance and adventure is given a stunning, full-colour, illustrated treatment.
Fantasy | HC | $66.95

The Princess Bride Talking Book
Goldman, William
Featuring an interactive, moulded plastic book that opens to play 15 of the movie’s unforgettable quotes, from ‘Inconceivable!’ to ‘My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.’ The kit also comes with a 32-page mini book that highlights classic quotes and film stills from The Princess Bride.
Fantasy/film tie-in | Mini kit | $17.99

Death’s Mistress (Nicci Chronicles 01)
Goodkind, Terry
One-time lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as ‘Death’s Mistress’ and the ‘Slave Queen’, the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl, in order to convince him that the Imperial Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan as one of their closest friends – and one of their most lethal defenders. Now, with the reign of Richard and Kahlan finally stabilized, Nicci has set out on her own for new adventures. One of her jobs will be to keep her travelling companion, the unworldly prophet Nathan, out of trouble. But her real task will be to scout the far reaches of Richard Rahl’s realm. This will take her and Nathan to visit the mysterious witch-woman Red, to tangle with the street life of the port city of Tanimura, to fight lethal battles on the high seas, and ultimately to a vast magical confrontation far from home… with the future of life itself, in the Old World and the New, at stake.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Grimms’ Fairy Tales (Classics Reimagined)
Grimm, Wilhelm and Jacob & Legendre, Yann (illustrator)
French artist Yann Legendre takes readers on a beautiful journey through the classic stories of the brothers Grimm with his superbly illustrated insight. These stories take on a whole new meaning when accompanied by Legendre’s mystical, colourful interpretations; you’ve never seen illustrations of Cinderella or The Frog King, like this, before!
Fairy tales | PBK | $19.99

A Skinful of Shadows
Hardinge, Frances
As a young child, Makepeace Danners was sent, by her mother, to sleep in the graveyard. Told it was to build her defences against the spirits that lurked there, she spent night after night bedded down amongst the ghosts, with only mice and rats for company. As she grew older, Makepeace realised that she had a strange talent. There is a space inside her which can be filled by the spirits of the dead. This talent marks her as very interesting to the Felmotte family, the rich and powerful ancestors from whom she has inherited it. Her mother hopes her childhood training will protect her from them; but, one fateful day, Makepeace lets her guard down, and now she has a spirit inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when the Felmotte family come to claim her as one of their own. There is talk of civil war, and they need people with talents such as hers to protect their dark and terrible family secret. But as she plans her escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.
YA fantasy | TP | $24.99

My Best Friend’s Exorcism
Hendrix, Grady
The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act… different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries – and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? Like an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist, this novel blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs… into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.
Horror | TP | $24.99

Machine Learning: New and Collected Stories
Howey, Hugh
A collection of Howey’s science fiction and fantasy short fiction, including three stories set in the world of Wool, two never-before-published tales written exclusively for this volume, and fifteen additional stories collected here for the first time.
SF collection | TP | $31.95

The River Bank (a sequel to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows)
Johnson, Kij & Jennings, Kathleen (illustrator)
In this delightful dive into the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit. There are adventures, kidnappings, lost letters, and family secrets – illustrated throughout, by award-winning Brisbane artist Kathleen Jennings.
Children’s fantasy | HC | $45.95

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave (Charley Davidson 12)
Jones, Darynda
Ever since Reyes escaped from a dimension of hell, in which Charley accidently trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world, his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that’s not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she must also deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings – some corporeal, some not so much – as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only, this time, she’s not uncovering a murder. This time, she’s covering one up…
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

A Song for Quiet (Persons Non Grata novella)
Khaw, Cassandra
Deacon James is a rambling bluesman straight from Georgia, a black man with troubles that he can’t escape, and music that won’t let him go. On a train to Arkham, he meets trouble – visions of nightmares, gaping mouths and grasping tendrils, and a madman who calls himself John Persons. This 105pp Tor.com novella is part of the series which began with the disturbing, superb Hammers on Bone (PBK, $24.99).
Cthulhuiana/urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion
Killjoy, Margaret
Danielle Cain is a queer punk rock traveller, jaded from a decade on the road. Searching for clues about her best friend’s mysterious and sudden suicide, she ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa. All is not well in Freedom, however: things went awry after the town’s residents summoned a protector spirit – to serve as their judge and executioner. Danielle shows up, in time to witness the spirit – a blood-red, three-antlered deer – begin to turn on its summoners. Danielle and her new friends must act fast, if they’re going to save the town – or get out alive.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

An Excess Male
King, Maggie Shen
China’s one-child policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by forty million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than twenty-five per cent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of their own. Wei-guo holds fast to the belief that as long as he continues to improve himself, his small business, and, in turn, his country, his chance at love will come.
Science fiction | TP | $29.99

Sleeping Beauties
King, Owen & Stephen
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing, or curse, of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly, to be studied? Or is she a demon, who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town, whose primary employer is a women’s prison, this is a father/son collaboration between Stephen and Owen King.
Dystopia | TP | $32.99

Gwendy’s Button Box (novella)
King, Stephen & Chizmar, Richard
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now. There are three ways up to Castle View, from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day, in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zigzag up the cliffside. At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminium bat hitting a baseball, as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game. One day, a stranger calls, to Gwendy: ‘Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.’ On a bench, in the shade, sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small, neat, black hat. The time will come, when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…
Horror | HC | $26.99

A Scandal in Battersea (Elemental Masters 12)
Lackey, Mercedes
Christmas is a very special time of year. It is special for Psychic Nan Killian and Medium Sarah Lyon-White and their ward Suki, who are determined to celebrate it properly. It is special for their friends, Doctor John Watson, and his wife Mary, both Elemental Masters, who have found great delight in the season, seeing it through young Suki’s eyes. It is also special to others… for very different reasons. For Christmas Eve is also hallowed to dark forces, powers older than mankind, powers that come awake on this, the Longest Night. Powers best left alone. Powers that could shake the foundations of London, and beyond. It begins slowly. Women disappearing in the dark of night, women only missed by those of their own kind. The whispers, only begin when they start to reappear – because when they do, they are no longer sane. And when Nan and Sarah and the Watsons are called on to examine these victims, they discover that it was no ordinary horror of the streets that drove them mad. But then, the shadows reach for other victims – girls of good, even exalted families, who vanish from concerts, lectures, and evening balls. And it will take the combined forces of Magic, Psychic Powers, and the World’s Greatest Detective – to stop the darkness, before it can conquer all.
Fantasy | HC | $49.95

Blade of Empire (Dragon Prophecy 02)
Lackey, Mercedes & Mallory, James
In a twist, he could never have imagined, the Elven War-Prince finds himself leading a new army into battle – a force of centaurs, merfolk, gryphons, minotaurs, and talking bears who can perform magic. For centuries they have been trying to reclaim their lands from Elven invaders. With Runacar at the helm, they just might manage it.
Fantasy | HC | $52.95

Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers
Lansdale, Joe R
Part of a secret government organization designed to protect civilians, Elvis Presley and a handful of hardcore warriors set out to save the world from an invasion of hive-minded, shape-shifting vampire-like creatures from a dark dimension who have taken up residence in a New Orleans junkyard. Besides Elvis, among these righteous warriors is a hammer-wielding descendent of John Henry, of railroad fame; a Blind Man, who sees more than those with sight; Jack, a strategic wizard; and Elvis’s right-hand man and journal writer, Johnny – all thrown in with Raven (real name: Jenny) a female recruit, who is also a budding pop star, and like Elvis, high on the charisma chart. Their leader is none other than Colonel Parker, Elvis’s cutthroat manager, and a warrior himself, directly in contact with President Nixon… or, possibly, one of his doubles. It’s an unnerving peek into a secret world, and a possible delusion. It’s what happened before Elvis, aka Sebastian Haff, found himself in an East Texas rest home, mounted on a walker, fighting an Egyptian mummy and worrying about a growth on his pecker. Strange monsters, wild fights, sex with a beautiful ghost, a drug-induced trip into another dimension, and all manner of mayhem ensue, along with a Mississippi riverboat ride on a giant paddle wheel; and, of course, there will be 3D glasses, fried peanut butter and ’nana sandwiches, and a few hard-working zombies. Bring the kids, but plug their ears, and blindfold them. This is one wild and nasty ride to the dark side, but with laughter. This limited, hardcover edition from Subterranean Press is a prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep (TP, $28.95).
Horror | HC | $79.95

Provenance
Leckie, Ann
A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artefacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray’s future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good. The first in a new series by the multi-award-winning author of the Imperial Radch books (PBK, $19.99 each).
Military SF | TP | $32.99

The Crow Garden
Littlewood, Alison
Haunted by his father’s suicide, Nathaniel Kerner walks away from the highly-prestigious life of a consultant to become a mad-doctor. He takes up a position at Crakethorne Asylum, but the proprietor is more interested in phrenology and his growing collection of skulls than the patients’ minds. Nathaniel’s only interesting case is Mrs Victoria Harleston: her husband accuses her of hysteria and delusions – but she accuses him of hiding secrets, far more terrible…
Dark fantasy | TP | $29.99

The Hidden People
Littlewood, Alison
Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth – but was she really a changeling, as her husband insists? Albie Mirralls met his cousin only once, in 1851, within the grand glass arches of the Crystal Palace, but unable to countenance the rumours that surround her murder, he leaves his young wife in London and travels to Halfoak, a village steeped in superstition. Albie begins to look into Lizzie’s death, but in this place – where the old tales hold sway and the ‘Hidden People’ supposedly roam – answers are slippery, and further tragedy is just a step away…
Supernatural mystery | PBK | $19.99

H P Lovecraft: Tales of Horror (Leather-Bound Classics)
Lovecraft, H P
The stories of H P Lovecraft have been a source of fascination for readers, since they were published in the early twentieth century; and legions of fans continue to reinvent his dark and fantastical world to this day. This collection of short stories by the master of the macabre contains more than twenty of his most popular works, including ‘The Call of Cthulhu’, ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth’, and ‘The Dunwich Horror’. Each story will leave the reader feeling unsettled and uncertain, but also appreciative of the unique elements that Lovecraft introduced to the literary world.
Cthulhuiana | HC | $46.95

A Court of Thorns and Roses Box Set
Maas, Sarah J
Collects A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, and A Court of Wings and Ruin.
YA fantasy | PBK | $40.00

Hunting Prince Dracula
Maniscalco, Kerri
Audrey Rose journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine… and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend. But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries, in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle… A sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper (PBK, $16.99).
YA horror | PBK | $16.99

The Imposters of Aventil (Maradaine Constabulary 03)
Maresca, Marshall Ryan
Summer and the Grand Tournament of High Colleges have come to the University of Maradaine. If the heat and the crowds weren’t enough to bring the campus and the neighbourhood of Aventil to a boiling point, rumours that The Thorn is on the warpath – killing the last of the Red Rabbits – is enough to tip all of Maradaine into the fire. Except Veranix Calbert, magic student at the University, is The Thorn, and he’s not the one viciously hunting the Red Rabbits. Veranix has his hands full with his share of responsibilities for the Tournament, and as The Thorn he’s been trying to find the source of the mind-destroying effitte, being sold on campus. He’s as confused as anyone about the rumours. When The Thorn imposter publicly attacks the local Aventil constables, the Constabulary bring in their own special investigators: Inspectors Minox Welling and Satrine Rainey from the Maradaine Grand Inspectors Unit. Can Veranix find out who the imposter is and stop him, before Welling and Rainey arrest him for the imposter’s crimes? Following A Murder of Mages and An Import of Intrigue (PBK, $19.95 each).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The Best of Richard Matheson (Penguin Classics)
Matheson, Richard & LaValle, Victor (editor)
Since his first story appeared, in 1950, virtually every major writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy has fallen under his influence, including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, and Joe Hill; as well as filmmakers like Stephen Spielberg and J J Abrams. Matheson revolutionized horror, by taking it out of Gothic castles and strange cosmos, and setting it in the darkened streets and suburbs we recognize as our own. He infused tales of the fantastic and supernormal with dark explorations of human nature, delving deep into the universal dread of feeling alone and threatened in a dangerous world.
Horror/dark fantasy | TP | $35.95

The Mongrel Mage (Saga of Recluce 19)
Modesitt Jr, L E
In the world of Recluce, powerful mages can wield two kinds of magic – the white of Chaos, or the black of Order. Beltur, however, has talents no one dreamed of, talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend both magics. On the run from a power-hungry white mage, Beltur is taken in by Order mages – who set him on the path to discover and hone his own unique gifts and, in the process, find a home. However, when the white mage he fled attempts to invade his new home, Beltur must hope his new found power will be enough, to save them all.
Fantasy | HC | $52.95

Treachery’s Tools (Imager Portfolio 10)
Modesitt Jr, L E
Alastar has settled into his role as the Maître of the Collegium. He would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on his family and making Imager Isle more self-sufficient. However, bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence and murder between the High Holders and the Factors. Once again, Alastar must maintain a careful political balance, but when someone begins killing students he must act. Trying to protect his imagers and hold Solidar together for the good of all, Alastar stumbles onto a plot involving illegal weapons and conspiracy.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.95

The Beautiful Ones
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valerie Beaulieu, she hopes to find a suitable husband. However, the haphazard manifestations of Nina’s telekinetic powers make her the subject of malicious gossip…
Fantasy | HC | $49.95

The Hunt (Devil’s Isle 03)
Neill, Chloe
When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans – who know the truth about the war, and those who fought it. Now, the weight of Liam’s own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed, and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she’ll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out…
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99

Weaver’s Lament (Industrial Magic 02)
Newman, Emma
Charlotte is learning to control her emerging magical prowess under the secret tutelage of Magus Hopkins. Her first covert mission takes her to a textile mill, where the disgruntled workers are apparently in revolt. But it isn’t the workers causing the trouble. The real culprits are far more extranormal in nature. And they have a grudge to settle. Follows Brother’s Ruin (PBK, $22.99). Recommended.
Fantasy | TP | $29.95

One Thousand Monsters (Anno Dracula series)
Newman, Kim
In 1899, Genevieve Dieudonne travels to Japan with a group of vampires exiled from Great Britain by Prince Dracula. They are allowed to settle in Yukai Town, the district of Tokyo set aside for Japan’s own vampires, an altogether strange and less human breed than the nosferatu of Europe. Yet, it is not the sanctuary they had hoped for, as a vicious murderer sets vampire against vampire, and Yukai Town is revealed to be more a prison than a refuge. Genevieve and her undead comrades will be forced to face new enemies and the horrors hidden within the Temple of One Thousand Monsters.
Dark fantasy | TP | $29.95

Switchback (Nightshades 02)
Olson, Melissa F
Three weeks after the events of the brilliant Nightshades (TP, $29.99), the team gets a call from Switch Creek, WI, where a young man has been arrested on suspicion of being a shade. The suspect is held overnight, pending DNA testing, but seemingly escapes in a terrifying and bloody massacre. But is there more to the jailbreak than a simple quest for freedom? Recommended!
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.95

Immortal Architects (Interminables 02)
Orwin, Paige
Edmund Templeton, a time-manipulating sorcerer, and Istvan Czernin, the deathless spirit of WWI, are the most powerful agents of the magical cabal ruling the East Coast, a few dozen years from now. When they discover a secret army raised against them, Edmund falls under its sway and is set on a deadly mission to wreak havoc. Istvan is the only one who can stop him – but only if he can bring himself to harm his beloved Edmund… The sequel to The Interminables (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.95

Edgar Allan Poe: Stories and Poems (Classics Reimagined)
Poe, Edgar Allan & Plunkert, David (illustrator)
Renowned artist David Plunkert takes readers on a dark journey into the gothic stories of Edgar Allan Poe. These stories take on a whole new meaning when accompanied by Plunkert’s mystical, and sometimes haunting interpretations. With this edition of the Classics Reimagined series, you’ll find these densely written classics boring… nevermore.
Gothic horror | PBK | $19.99

La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust 01)
Pullman, Philip
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby, by the name of Lyra Belacqua… Also rereleased to coincide with the publication of La Belle Sauvage is Lyra’s Oxford (HC, $17.99), a short story set during the His Dark Materials trilogy.
YA fantasy | TP | $32.99

Father Christmas’ Fake Beard (collection)
Pratchett, Terry
Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers – they all start to feel a bit… samey. How about a huge, exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!? A collection of ten Christmas stories.
YA fantasy | HC | $29.99

The Family Plot
Priest, Cherie
Chuck Dutton built Music City Salvage with patience and expertise, stripping historic properties and reselling their bones. Inventory is running low, so he’s thrilled when Augusta Withrow appears in his office offering salvage rights to her entire property. This could be a gold mine, so he assigns his daughter Dahlia to, personally, oversee the project. The crew finds a handful of surprises right away. Firstly, the place is in unexpectedly good shape. And then there’s the cemetery, about thirty fallen and overgrown graves dating to the early 1900s, Augusta insists that the cemetery is just a fake, a Halloween prank, so the city gives the go ahead, the bulldozer revs up, and it turns up human remains. Augusta says she doesn’t know whose body it is or how many others might be present and refuses to answer any more questions. Then she stops answering the phone. But Dahlia’s concerns about the corpse and Augusta’s disappearance are overshadowed when she begins to realize that she and her crew are not alone, and they’re not welcome at the Withrow estate. They have no idea how much danger they’re in, but they’re starting to get an idea. On the crew’s third night in the house, a storm shuts down the only road to the property. The power goes out. Cell signals are iffy. There’s nowhere to go, and no one Dahlia can call for help, even if anyone would believe that she and her crew are being stalked by a murderous phantom. Something at the Withrow mansion is angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. And it seems to be seeking permanent company.
Gothic fantasy | PBK | $23.99

The Gradual
Priest, Christopher
Alesandro grows up in Glaud, a fascist state constantly at war with a faceless opponent. His brother is sent off to war; his family is destroyed by grief. Occasionally he catches glimpses of islands in the far distance from the shore, and they feed into the music he composes – music for which he is feted. His search from his brother brings him into contact with the military leadership and suddenly he is a fugitive on the run – he seeks refuge on the islands and his endless travels take him through places and time, bringing him answers where he could not have foreseen them.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony (Goth Girl 05)
Riddell, Chris
Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm Hall, with performances from the finest composers in the land. Ada can’t wait, but it’s quite distracting when her grandmother is trying to find her father a fashionable new wife, there’s a faun living in her wardrobe and Maltravers is up to his old tricks. Ada must make sure everything goes to plan, and luckily help is at hand from a very interesting house guest…
Children’s fantasy | HC | $19.99

Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase 03)
Riordan, Rick
Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin’s chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn’t naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard’s greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?
YA fantasy | TP | $22.99

Waking Hell (Station 02)
Robertson, Al
Leila won’t stop searching Station, until she’s found her brother’s fetch – but the sinister Pressure Men are stalking her every move. Clearly, Dieter’s got himself mixed up in something a whole lot darker than just some scam… The sequel to the Crashing Heaven (PBK, $22.99).
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle 01) (10th Anniversary deluxe edition)
Rothfuss, Patrick & Dos Santos, Dan (illustrator)
Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivalled in recent literature.
Fantasy | HC | $75.95

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (illustrated edition)
Rowling, J K & Kay, Jim (illustrator)
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves… But, perhaps, most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss…
YA fantasy | HC | $59.99

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Newt Scamander’s Case
Rowling, J K
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes fans to a new era in J K Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter, and half a world away. Inspired by the Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by J K Rowling’s character, Newt Scamander, the film follows a magical mix-up that takes Newt on a chase around New York City looking for the magical creatures that have escaped from his case. This kit contains a collectible miniature replica of Newt’s leather case, complete with sound of the Niffler, along with a 48-page book of short profiles of Newt and the beasts, and full-colour imagery from the film.
Harry Potter | Mini kit | $17.99

Hero (Homecoming 03)
Salvatore, R A
Something akin to ‘peace’ has come to the Underdark. The demon hordes have receded, and now the matron mothers argue over the fate of Drizzt Do’Urden. Even so, it becomes clear to one matriarch after another that while the renegade drow may come and go Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders will crawl forever on. And, so, Drizzt is free to return to his home on the surface, once again. Scores are settled as lives are cut short, yet other lives move on. For the lone drow there is only a single final quest: a search for peace, for family, for home – for the future.
Drizzt | PBK | $19.95

Edgedancer (Stormlight Archive novella)
Sanderson, Brandon
Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older – a wish she believed was granted. Now, the barely-teenage nascent Knight Radiant finds that time stands still for no one. Although the young Azish emperor granted her safe haven – from an executioner she knows only as Darkness – court life is suffocating the free-spirited Lift; who can’t help heading to Yeddaw, when she hears the relentless Darkness is there hunting people like her with budding powers. The downtrodden in Yeddaw have no champion, and Lift knows she must seize this awesome responsibility. Previously published in Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection.
Fantasy | HC | $24.95

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
Sanderson, Brandon
These wonderful works, originally published elsewhere, individually, convey the expanse of the Cosmere and tell exciting tales of adventure, Sanderson fans have come to expect.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Immortally Yours (Argeneau Family 26)
Sands, Lynsay
One hundred and twenty-five years is a long time to nurse a crush. That’s how long it’s been, since Beth Argenis first met Cullen ‘Scotty’ MacDonald and he instantly became the star of her most X-rated dreams. Back then, he was rescuing her from a Rogue Immortal. Now, Beth’s a Rogue Hunter – a damn good one. She doesn’t need saving anymore, despite what Scotty thinks. What she does need is the fierce, wild desire that finally erupts between them…
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99

Pariah (Eternity War 01)
Sawyer, Jamie
Lieutenant Keira Jenkins is an experienced simulant operative and leader of the Jackals, a team of raw recruits keen to taste battle. They soon get their chance when the Black Spiral terrorist network seizes control of a space station. The first in a new series, set in the same universe as Sawyer’s popular Lazarus War novels.
Space opera | PBK | $22.99

Infinite Stars (anthology)
Schmidt, Bryan Thomas (editor)
A who’s who of space opera and military science fiction contribute new stories set in the universes of their most famous series. Contributions from David Weber, Alastair Reynolds, Elizabeth Moon, Jack Campbell, David Drake, and many more.
SF anthology | HC | $46.95

Predator: If It Bleeds (anthology)
Schmidt, Bryan Thomas (editor)
Over the centuries, extraterrestrial hunters of the Yautja race – also known as the Predators – have encountered (and stalked) humans on Earth and in the depths of space. Inspired by the events of the original Predator movies, graphic novels, and novels, these adventures pit hunter against prey in life-and-death struggles where there can be only one victor. Offered here are sixteen, all-new stories of such hunts, written by many of today’s most extraordinary authors: Kevin J Anderson; Jennifer Brozek; Larry Correia; Mira Grant; Tim Lebbon; Jonathan Maberry; Andrew Mayne; Weston Ochse; S D Perry; Steve Perry; Jeremy Robinson; John Shirley; Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Holly Roberds; Peter J Wacks and David Boop; Wendy N Wagner; and Dayton Ward.
SF anthology/media tie-in | TP | $29.95

Serenity: Everything’s Shiny Adult Coloring Book
Serenity | PBK | $27.99

Everfair
Shawl, Nisi
An alternate-history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium’s colonisation of the Congo, if the native populations had learned about steam technology… a bit earlier. ‘The work is elegant, rendered with masterful craft in simple, compelling language – a tour de force of Shawl’s tremendous ability to create deeply-nuanced characters. This is a beautifully told, important entry in the movement for greater diversity in sf.’ – Booklist.
Alternate history/steampunk | TP | $24.99

Frankenstein Dreams: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Science Fiction
Sims, Michael (Editor)
Long before 1984, Star Wars, or The Hunger Games, Victorian authors imagined a future where new science and technologies reshaped the world and universe, they knew. The great themes of modern science fiction showed up surprisingly early: space and time travel, dystopian societies, even dangerously independent machines, all inspiring the speculative fiction of the Victorian era. With stories by classic writers such as: Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, and H G Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, Alice Fuller, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others.
SF anthology | TP | $24.99

Archangel’s Viper (Guild Hunter 10)
Singh, Nalini
Once a broken girl, known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy, grey underground of the city for the angels. But it’s not her winged allies, who make her a wanted woman – it’s the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite. Now, someone has put a bounty on her head…
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99

The Tallow-Wife
Slatter, Angela
‘Return to the dreaming streets of the cathedral-city of Lodellan, where a new generation of characters face fairy tales and nightmares. Cordelia Parsifal has an enviable life, hard won, but the ghosts of the past are soon to remind her that no sin or omission goes unnoticed. A darkly mannered narrative of a family facing its downfall, and the hidden secrets within. Deftly told in Slatter’s seemingly effortless prose, The Tallow-Wife is unexpected and shocking, with depths to be explored. Paired with vignettes from the same world, and featuring an essay by illustrator Kathleen Jennings.’ – publisher’s blurb. This is a limited edition 112pp novella, plus an essay by Kathleen Jennings, and signed by both. Hurry!
Fantasy | HC | $39.99

Barbary Station
Stearns, R E
Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates – only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now, they have to outwit the AI, if they want to join the pirate crew – and survive, long enough to enjoy it.
Science fiction | TP | $33.95

The Uploaded
Steinmetz, Ferrett
In the near future, the elderly have moved online; and now live within the computer network. But that doesn’t stop them interfering in the lives of the living, whose sole real purpose now is to maintain the vast servers which support digital Heaven. For one orphan that just isn’t enough – he wants more for himself and his sister than a life slaving away for the dead…
Cyberpunk | PBK | $19.99

The Sea Peoples (Change 11)
Stirling, S M
The spirit of troubadour Prince John, the brother of Crown Princess Órlaith, has fallen captive to the power of the Yellow Raja and his servant, the Pallid Mask. Prince John’s motley band of friends and followers – headed by Captain Pip of Townsville and Deor Godulfson – must lead a quest through realms of shadow and dreams, to rescue Prince John from a threat far worse than death. Meanwhile, across the sea, Japanese Empress Reiko and Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, muster their kingdoms for war, making common cause with the reborn Kingdom of Hawaii. But more than weapons or even the dark magic of the sorcerers of Pyongyang threaten them; Órlaith’s lover, Alan Thurston, might be more than he appears.
Alternate history | HC | $52.95

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co 05)
Stroud, Jonathan
The Lockwood team (plus Quill Kipps) deserve some well-earned rest. So, naturally, they break into the Fittes Mausoleum, on a perilous mission to discover the truth about London’s top ghost-hunting agency, and its sinister leader. What they discover will change everything. But there’s little time to ponder. A near miss, at a haunted fairground, is only the start – as the Fittes agency closes in on the team, an epic struggle commences. With the help of some unexpected, and rather ghostly, allies, Lockwood & Co must battle their greatest enemy yet, as they move ever closer to the moment when the earth-shattering secret of ‘the problem’ will finally be revealed.
YA fantasy | PBK | $17.99

Sweet Dreams
Sullivan, Tricia
London, 2022. Charlie is a dreamhacker, able to enter your dreams and mould their direction. As far as she knows, she’s the only person who can do this; and her skill is in demand. And when she is hired by a minor celebrity, who dreams of a masked Creeper, then sleepwalks off a tall building; Charlie begins to realise that someone else might be able to invade dreams.
Science fiction | TP | $32.99

The Bear and the Serpent (Echoes of the Fall 02)
Tchaikovsky, Adrian
Maniye, child of Wolf and Tiger, has a new soul and a new shape. But as Champion of the Crown of the World, does she represent an opportunity for the North – or a threat? Travelling as a bodyguard to the Southern prince, with her warband of outcasts, she hopes to finally discover her true place in the world… Follows The Tiger and the Wolf (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Raising the Stones
Tepper, Sheri S
A moving story of one man’s coming to accept his role in a far-future universe, providing a brilliant exploration of relations between the sexes, the value of religion, and mankind’s place in the universe.
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99

Tolkien Calendar 2018
Tolkien, J R R & Lee, Alan
This year’s official Tolkien calendar contains 12 of the finest watercolours by Alan Lee, selected from Beren and Lúthien by J R R Tolkien, and accompanied by numerous pencil sketches, many unique to this calendar.
Tolkien | Calendar | $22.99

NK3
Tolkin, Michael
In post-NK3 Los Angeles, a sixty-foot-tall fence surrounds the hills where the rich used to live, but the mansions have been taken over by those with the only power that matters: the power of memory.
Post-apocalyptic | TP | $29.99

The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor 01)
Townsend, Jessica
In order to join the Wundrous Society, Morrigan must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart. Except for Morrigan, who doesn’t seem to have any special talent, at all. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor, for good, she will need to find a way to pass the tests – or she’ll have to leave the city, to confront her deadly fate. The first in a series. Joyful and engaging, and recommended!
YA fantasy | TP | $16.99

Kurt Vonnegut: Complete Stories
Vonnegut, Kurt
Here, for the first time, is the complete short fiction of one of the twentieth century’s foremost imaginative geniuses. More than half of Vonnegut’s output was short fiction, and never before has the world had occasion to wrestle with it, all together. These ninety-eight stories were written from 1941 to 2007, and include those Vonnegut published in magazines and collected in other books; here for the first time five previously unpublished stories; as well as a handful of others that were published online, and read by few. During his lifetime Vonnegut published fewer than half of the stories he wrote, his agent telling him – in 1958 – upon the rejection of a particularly strong story, ‘Save it for the collection of your works, which will be published someday when you become famous. Which may take a little time.’ Selected and introduced by long-time Vonnegut friends and scholars Dan Wakefield and Jerome Klinkowitz, this volume puts Vonnegut’s great wit, humour, humanity, and artistry on full display. An extraordinary literary feast – for new readers, Vonnegut fans, and scholars, alike.
Collection | HC | $75.00

Whiteout
Walker, Sage
Twenty-first century Earth: a time when government means multinational corporation and life means a struggle to survive the effects of overpopulation, poverty, pollution, and hunger. One last hope remains: Antarctica, the only source of pristine water and food left on the planet. But Antarctica is protected from human exploration by international treaty and that treaty’s due for renegotiation…
Dystopia | PBK | $19.95

Thirst
Warner, Benjamin
On a searing summer Friday, Eddie Chapman has been stuck for hours in a traffic jam. There are accidents along the highway, but ambulances and police are conspicuously absent. When he decides to abandon his car and run home, he sees that the trees along the edge of a stream have been burnt, and the water in the stream bed is gone. Something is very wrong.
Dystopia | PBK | $19.99

Firefall (omnibus)
Watts, Peter
The day sixty-five thousand objects burned briefly, around Earth: an unexplained moment of surveillance by an alien intelligence. We called it Firefall. Two months later, we sent the Theseus reconnaissance mission into deep space. Somewhere, past Jupiter, we lost contact. For the last twenty-five years, we have waited for word. No further sightings of ‘fireflies’ have been reported. But all this is about to change. For a man, hiding in the Oregon desert, is about to play a key role in the next stage of human evolution. And, first, he must find the Theseus mission… An omnibus edition of Blindsight and Echopraxia. The best hard sf of the last decade.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

At the Sign of Triumph (Safehold 09)
Weber, David
So, after eight years of war, it is not Charis, but the Church – that stands upon the brink of defeat. But the Church still commands immense resources, and – faced with the unthinkable – it’s decided that it, too, must embrace the forbidden technology which has carried Charis, so far. In the end, it is simple, for only one can survive. The lines are drawn, the navies and armies have been raised, and all of Safehold is poised for the final battle between those who believe in freedom and those who would crush it, forever.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.95

Honor Among Enemies (Honor Harrington 06)
Weber, David
Honor is invited to re-join the Royal Manticoran Navy, at the instigation of some of her worst enemies. The RMN has withdrawn from the Silesian Confederacy, in an effort to focus on its war with the People’s Republic of Haven; and the shipping cartels have been losing vessels: cargo, crews and all. Klaus Hauptmann sees a glorious opportunity: invite Honor to command the Q-ships, which will draw pirate and privateer fire… A limited, leather-bound edition.
Space opera | HC | $68.95

The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer 04)
Weeks, Brent
Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he’s dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former Emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity, greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen… and only he can save it. As the armies of the White King defeat the Chromeria and old gods are born anew, the fate of worlds will come down to one question: Who is the Lightbringer? Follows: The Black Prism, The Blinding Knife, and The Broken Eye (PBK, $22.99 each).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Time Machine and The Invisible Man (omnibus)
Wells, H G
Together in one indispensable volume, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man are masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from H G Wells, the father of science fiction. The Time Machine conveys the Time Traveller into the distant future and an extraordinary world. There, stranded on a slowly-dying Earth, he discovers two bizarre races: the effete Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks – a haunting portrayal of Darwin’s evolutionary theory carried to a terrible conclusion. The Invisible Man is the fascinating tale of a brash young scientist who, experimenting on himself, becomes invisible and then criminally insane, trapped in the terror of his own creation. Convincing and unforgettably real, these two classics are consummate representations of the stories that defined science fiction – and inspired generations of readers and writers.
Classic SF | PBK | $19.99

Volatile Bonds (Prospero’s War 04)
Wells, Jaye
When the Magic Enforcement Agency is called out to the scene of a dirty magic explosion, a body with a bullet wound is found in the smouldering ruins. As Detective Kate Prospero and her partner, Special Agent Drew Morales, hunt down the killer, they uncover evidence that a dangerous new coven may be operating in the Cauldron. It’s not long, before the bodies start piling up, and the heat is on for the team to make an arrest. Solving the murders will require unravelling dangerous alliances between the city’s dirty magic covens. And if they’re not careful, the new complexities of Morales and Prospero’s own partnership threaten to make a volatile situation downright deadly… Wells has lost her paperback contract and is self-publishing this addition to the series.
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.95

Cloudbound (Bone Universe 02)
Wilde, Fran
Nat will have to decide who to trust, and how to trust himself, without losing those he holds most dear, before a dangerous myth raises a surprisingly realistic threat to the crippled City. The sequel to Updraft (PBK, $22.99), which is getting raves from customers!
Fantasy | TP | $26.99

A Lot Like Christmas: Stories
Willis, Connie
This new, expanded edition of Miracle and Other Christmas Stories features twelve brilliantly reimagined holiday tales, five of which are collected here for the first time.
Christmas collection | TP | $33.95

What the Hell Did I Just Read? (John Dies at the End 03)
Wong, David
Dave, John and Amy recount what seems like a fairly straightforward tale, of a shape-shifting creature from another dimension that is stealing children and brainwashing their parents, but it eventually becomes clear that someone is lying… and that someone is the narrators. The novel you’re reading is a cover up, and the ‘true’ story reveals itself in the cracks of their hilariously convoluted – and, sometimes contradictory – narrative. A third book in the sequence: John Dies At the End (TP, $34.95) and This Book Is Full of Spiders (TP, $35.95).
Cosmic horror | HC | $49.95

Destiny’s Conflict (Wars of Light and Shadow 10)
Wurts, Janny
Lysaer’s unstable integrity lies under threat of total downfall, and as his determined protector, Daliana will face the most frightening decision of her young life. Arithon, Master of Shadow, is marked for death and still hunted, when his critical quest to recover his obscured past entangles him in a web of deep intrigue and ancient perils beyond his imagining. Elaira’s urgent pursuit of the Biedar Tribes’ secret embroils her in the terrible directive of the Fellowship Sorcerers, while Dakar – the Mad Prophet – confronts the hard reckoning for the colossal mistake of his misspent past, and Tarens is steered by a destiny, far from his crofter’s origins.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Mechanical Failure
Zieja, Joe
Mankind in the Galactic Age had finally conquered war, so what was left for the military to do but drink and barbecue? That’s the kind of military that Sergeant R Wilson Rogers lived in, before he left the fleet to become a smuggler. But it turns out that smuggling is hard. Like getting-arrested-for-dealing-with-pirates-and-forced-back-into-service kind of hard. It doesn’t seem so bad – the military was a perpetual tiki party anyway – but when Rogers returns after only a year away, something has changed. These are soldiers – actual soldiers doing actual soldier things like preparing for a war that Rogers is sure doesn’t exist. Rogers vows to put a stop to all this nonsense – even if it means doing actual work.
Science fiction | TP | $29.95