SKULL THRONE Contest

March 25th, 2015

Ooooh! We’ve got a bright, shiny, and above all EARLY copy of Peter V. Brett‘s upcoming book Skull Throne! This is the fourth book in his awesome ‘Demon Cycle’.

Want a chance to read it early? Send your name and contact info to: contest at bakkaphoenixbooks dot com. On Friday 27th we’ll pick the lucky winner*.

*not in town? We’ll ship it to you. For free.

Well THAT Week Went Fast

March 24th, 2015

Here we are again at Tuesday, with this week’s new books!

Hardcover
Fifth Heart, Dan Simmons
Harrison Squared, Daryl Gregory
Door In The Moon, Catherine Fisher
Half Wild, Sally Green
In The Time Of The Dragon Moon, Janet Lee Carey
Lost Boys Symphony, Mark Ferguson
Are You Done Dissing Me?, Simon Winheld

Trade Paperback
Midnight Witch, Paula Brackston
Afterparty, Daryl Gregory
Truth And Fear, Peter Higgins
Forever Watch, David Ramirez
Summer Palace, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Lockstep, Karl Schroeder (a little late, but finally here)

Rachel Hartman, Live And In Person!

March 18th, 2015

This Friday, March 20th, author Rachel Hartman will launch Shadow Scale, the follow-up to her first book, the spectacular Seraphina. Mere words can’t convey just how excited we are about this: I think only interpretive dance can do justice to our anticipation.

Please join us at the Merril Collection (in the Lillian H. Smith library, at 239 College) at 7pm this Friday. We’ll talk with Rachel about dragons, and music, and books, and oh, all sorts of cool stuff. The event is free, and books will be available for purchase.

 

It’s Tuesday! Again!

March 17th, 2015

Which means new books for everyone!

Hardcover
Witch Of Painted Sorrows, M. J. Rose
Hopper’s Destiny, Lisa Fiedler
Crystal Keepers, Brandon Mull
ASAPScience, Mitchell Moffit

Trade Paperback
Darkside War, Zachary Brown
Less Than Hero, S.G. Brown
Path Of The Dark Eldar, Andy Chambers
Reluctantly Charmed, Ellie O’Neill
Mindscape, M.M. Vaughan
Riverman, Aaron Starmer

 

Sounds Logical. And Fun!

March 13th, 2015

Tonight and tomorrow, March 13th and 14th, the Tranzac Club presents WE GROK SPOCK, a celebration of the life of Leonard Nimoy through dramatic readings of classic Star Trek episodes.

Different actors will join the readings each night. Doors open at 7pm, and the shows start at 8pm. Entrance fee is $10, and proceeds benefit The Lung Association.

SIR TERRY PRATCHETT

March 12th, 2015

We were devastated to hear the news about Terry Pratchett. It’s funny how you can know something is coming, and still hate when it arrives.

Terry Pratchett was quite possibly the most popular author in our store. He was definitely gifted: funny, prolific, and very, very smart. He could skewer all the tropes of fantasy while using them to tell a exciting fantasy story, and somewhere in the middle of that rewire the way we looked at the world.

We admired the man, we  love his work, and we will miss him deeply for a long time.

New Books For The Week

March 10th, 2015

Hardcover
Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman*
Persona, Genevieve Valentine
Shadow Cabinet, Maureen Johnson
Bones And All, Camille DeAngelis
Doll Collection, Ellen Datlow, editor
Fire Sermon, Francesca Haig
Razorhurst, Justine Larbalestier
SW: Heir To The Jedi, Kevin Hearne
Orphan Queen, Jodi Meadows
Whispering Trees, J.A. White

Trade Paperback
The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis
Forbidden Library, Django Wexler
Blood Matters, Aviva Bel’Harold
The Exile, C.T. Adams
Mist Of Midnight, Sandra Byrd
Anti-Hero, Jonathan Wood
Edge Of Dark, Brenda Cooper
Dark Debt, Chloe Neill
Boundless, Kenneth Oppel
Ruins, Dan Wells
Thorn Jack, Katherine Harbour

Mass Market
Flex, Ferrett Steinmetz

*Rachel will be in town on Friday March 20th! Join us at 7pm at the Merril Collection, 239 College (at Huron). You know you wanna be there!

Nnedi Okorafor Is In Town!

March 5th, 2015

And you have two chances to see her this weekend. Tomorrow night, Friday March 6th, she’ll be at the Merril Collection (239 College St.) at 7pm, courtesy of CZP and the Friends of the Merril. Doors open for this free event at 6:30pm

Then on Saturday March 7th, she’ll be the Guest of Honour at the 2015 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium, held at The Round (152A Augusta Ave.) from 9:30-5:30. Tickets and information available here.

 

 

So! Many! New Books!

March 3rd, 2015

Hardcover
DEAD HEAT, Patricia Briggs
VISION IN SILVER, Anne Bishop
BOY WHO LOST FAIRYLAND, Catherynne M. Valente
MADNESS IN SOLIDAR, L.E. Modesitt Jr.
INTO THE MAELSTROM, David Drake & John Lambshead
CROW OF CONNEMARA, Stephen Leigh
SUICIDE EXHIBITION, Justin Richards
WINNER’S CRIME, Marie Rutkoski
STORYSPINNER, Becky Wallace
GLITTERING WORLD, Robert Levy
INCREDIBLE SPACE RAIDERS FROM SPACE!, Wesley King
ONE WITCH AT AT TIME, Stacy Dekyser

Trade Paperback
BURNING DARK, Adam Christopher
GIRL WHO SOARED OVER FAIRYLAND AND CUT THE MOON IN TWO, Catherynne M. Valente
STRANGE SWEET SONG, Adi Rule
OPERATION ARCANA, John Joseph Adams, ed.
WINNER’S CURSE, Marie Rutkoski
WISP OF A THING, Alex Bledsoe
EVERCHOSEN, Rob Sanders
MARS, INC., Ben Bova
COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS, M.J. Rose
STORM, Donna Jo Napoli
CANNONBRIDGE, Jonathan Barnes
SIGNAL TO NOISE, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
BLOOD MATTERS, Aviva Bel’Harold
OCCASIONAL DIAMOND THIEF, Jane Ann McLachlan

Mass Market
WORDS OF RADIANCE, Brandon Sanderson
MAGIC BREAKS, Ilona Andrews
SKIN GAME, Jim Butcher
POCKET APOCALYPSE, Seanan McGuire
JACK CLOUDIE, Stephen Hunt
ELISHA MAGUS, E.C. Ambrose
SHIPSTAR, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven
TRANSHUMAN, Ben Bova
FESTIVE IN DEATH, J.D. Robb
STOLEN CROWN, Dennis L. McKiernan
IMMORTAL MUSE, Stephen Leigh
INFINITY BELL, Devon Monk
ARMAGEDDON RULES, J.C. Nelson
GRAVE MATTERS, Lauren M. Roy

 

Cold? These New Books’ll Warm You Right Up.

February 24th, 2015

(metaphorically speaking, anyway)

Hardcover
I Am Radar, Reif Larsen
Shadow, Will Elliott
Darker Shade Of Magic, V.E. Schwab
Stone In The Sky, Cecil Castellucci
Touch, Claire North
Dove Arising, Karen Bao
Fortune’s Blight, Evie Maniere
Mars Evacuees, Sophia McDougall

Trade Paperback
Shadow Study, Maria V. Snyder
Uncanny Reader, Marjorie Sandor, editor
What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton
Slanted Worlds, Catherine Fisher
Billy Moon, Douglas Lain

Mass Market
Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
Crown Of Renewal, Elizabeth Moon
Allegiance, D.J. Molles
Danger Of Destiny, Leigh Evans
The City, Dean R. Koontz
SW: Honor Among Thieves, James S.A. Corey

  • Rachel Hartman, Live And In Person!
    March 20, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Sounds Logical. And Fun!
    March 13, 2015 7:00 pm
  • Nnedi Okorafor Is In Town!
    March 6, 2015 7:00 pm
  • PRAIRIE FIRE
    February 28, 2015 3:00 pm
  • JAMES S.A. COREY!
    February 11, 2015 7:00 pm