Archive for the ‘New Releases’ Category

New Books For This Thaw

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Hardcover
The Valiant, Lesley Livingston*
Gilded Cage, Vic James
Angel Catbird: To Castle Catula, Margaret Atwood
Last Day On Mars, Kevin Emerson
Winter Of The Gods, Jordanna Max Brodsky
Miranda And Caliban, Jacqueline Carey
People’s Police, Norman Spinrad
Not Quite Narwhal, Jessie Sima
Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly
Crossroads Of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer
Wintersong, S. Jae-Jones

Trade Paperback
Closed And Common Orbit, Becky Chambers
Company Town, Madeline Ashby
Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff
Monstrous Commotion, Gareth Williams
Rebel Of The Sands, Alwyn Hamilton
Unfortunate Decisions Of Dahlia Moss, Max Wirestone
Arkwright, Allen Steele
Return Of The Witch, Paula Brackston
Lost Time Accidents, John Wray
Tiger And The Wolf, Adrian Tchaikovsky

*Help Lesley launch The Valiant! Join us at 7pm on Thursday February 23rd at The Dominion (500 Queen St. East). There’ll be live music! Reading! Books! Gladiatorial fights to the death!**

**Or not. Only if you’re good.

Okay, It’s Officially Gross Outside

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

It’s getting really slippery out. Please be careful on your way home, especially those of you who are driving. For anyone who decides to stay in, we have lots of new books to keep you company.

Hardcover
Grave, Michelle Sagara
Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
With Blood Upon The Sand, Bradley P. Beaulieu
Sloppy Wants A Hug, Sean Julian
Burning World, Isaac Marion
House Of Months And Years, Emma Trevayne
Kill Before Dying, Travis S. Taylor
Stars Are Legion, Kameron Hurley
Black Wolves Of Boston, Wen Spencer
The Turn, Kim Harrison
All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai
Darkness Absolute, Kelley Armstrong
Powers Of Darkness, Hans De Roos

Trade Paperback
Caine’s Mutiny, Charles E. Gannon
Devil Crept In, Ania Ahlborn
Dawn Study, Maria V. Snyder
Perdition Score, Richard Kadrey
Ravenous, MarcyKate Connolly
Imprudence, Gail Carriger
Winter Be My Shield, Jo Spurrier
The Familiar #4, Mark Z. Danielewski

Mass Market
Pilgrims, Will Elliott
Execution Channel, Ken MacLeod
Elisha Mancer, E.C. Ambrose
Hungry Ghosts, Stephen Blackmoore
Marked In Flesh, Anne Bishop
Night Shift, Charlaine Harris
Revisionary, Jim C. Hines
Saturn Run, John Sandford & Ctein
Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show, Eric Scott Fischl
Perfect Machine, Brett Savory
Age Of Myth, Michael J. Sullivan
SW: Bloodline, Claudia Gray
Archmage, R.A. Salvatore

Yeah, I Think We Could All Use Some New Books

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Hardcover
Rage Of Ares, Christian Cameron
Exo, Fonda Lee
Blood Of Wonderland, Colleen Oakes
Dark Days Pact, Alison Goodman
Caraval, Stephanie Garber
Edge Of Everything, Jeff Giles
Last Harvest, Kim Liggett
Martians Abroad, Carrie Vaughn

Trade Paperback
Girl On The Liar’s Throne, Den Patrick
Bookburners, Max Gladstone, creator
Criminal Magic, Lee Kelly
Adventures Of Lettie Peppercorn, Sam Gayton
2084: The End Of The World, Boualem Sansal
Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor
Beauty Of Destruction, Gavin G. Smith
Bigfootloose And Finn Fancy Free, Randy Henderson
Only The Stones Survive, Morgan Llywelyn
New Worlds, Old Ways, Karen Lord, editor
F*ck This Journal, Dale Shaw
One Fell Sweep, Ilona Andrews
Dusk Or Dark Or Dawn Or Day, Seanan McGuire

Mass Market
Hanging Tree, Ben Aaronovitch
Fire Touched, Patricia Briggs
Sword Of The South, David Weber
The Seer, Sonia Lyris
Ghoul Vendetta, Lisa Shearin

Bright New Books For Dark Dull Days

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Hardcover
Empire Games, Charles Stross
Conversations In Blood, Paul S. Kemp
Death’s Mistress, Terry Goodkind
Skill Of Our Hands, Steven Brust & Skyler White
Windwitch, Susan Dennard
Arthur And Sherlock, Michael Sims

Trade Paperback
Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel
Too Like The Lightning, Ada Palmer
Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones
Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt
Sudden Appearance Of Hope, Claire North
Passing Strange, Ellen Klages
Shadowplay, Laura Lam
Truthwitch, Susan Dennard
David Brin Presents: Chasing Shadows, Stephen W. Potts, editor
Wildwitch: Oblivion, Lene Kaaberbol
Department Zero, Paul Crilley
Anno Dracula 1899, Kim Newman
Planet Of The Apes: Tales From The Forbidden Zone, Rich Handley & Jim Beard, editors
Fortress At The End Of Time, Joe M. McDermott
Gathering Of Shadows, V.E. Schwab
Toaster On Mars, Darrell Pitt

 

A Small Selection of New Titles

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

We’re missing a few titles as we sloooowly get back into our regular schedule after the holiday, but here are some to get you started.

Hardcover
Frostblood, Elly Blake
Wizard’s Dog, Eric Kahn Gale
Carve The Mark, Veronica Roth
Freeks, Amanda Hocking
Recluce Tales, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
XO, OX, Adam Rex

Trade Paperback
Snakewood, Adrian Selby
The Withered, Amy Miles
Blade Of Black Steel, Alex Marshall
Rise Of The Rocket Girls, Nathalia Holt
The Trap, Steven Arntson

New Books: Crappy Weather

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Harcover
Silver Gate, Kristin Bailey
Kindred: Graphic Novel, Octavia E. Butler
Roseblood, A.G. Howard
Shadows Of The Lost Sun, Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis
Bear And The Nightingale, Katherine Arden
Cold Eye, Laura Anne Gilman

Trade Paperback
Quantum Night, Robert J. Sawyer
Dragon Springs Road, Janie Chang
Everything Box, Richard Kadrey
Little Heaven, Nick Cutter
Welcome To Night Vale, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
City Of The Lost, Kelley Armstrong
Version Control, Dexter Palmer
Arcadia, Iain Pears
Burning Page, Genevieve Cogman
Children’s Home, Charles Lambert

Mass Market
My Diary From The Edge Of The World, Jody Lynn Anderson
City Of Ice, K.M. Mckinley
Dreams Of The Eaten, Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson

 

First New Books Of The New Year

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

And just in time, too. If this weather doesn’t make you want to stay in with a good book, you’re prolly at least 38% fish.

Hardcover
Heart Of What Was Lost, Tad Williams
Dead Man’s Steel, Luke Scull
Defiant, Dave Bara
Cursed Queen, Sarah Fine
Golden Gate, Robert Buettner
1636: Ottoman Onslaught, Eric Flint
Ever The Hunted, Erin Summerhill

Trade Paperback
This Census Taker, China Miéville
Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman
Glittering World, Robert Levy
Imposter Queen, Sarah Fine
Unhooked, Lisa Maxwell
Boss Fight, Annie Bellet
Idealist, Justin Peters
Last Sacrifice, James A. Moore
Iron Ghost, Jen Williams

Mass Market
Battle Hill Bolero, Daniel José Older
Silverwolf, Jacey Bedford
Starbound, Dave Bara

Last New Titles Of The Year

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Lots of sad news today. Here are a few last new titles, just so we can think about something else for a while.

Hardcover
Take Back The Sky, Greg Bear
SW: Rogue One, Alexander Freed

Trade Paperback
Barsk, Lawrence M. Schoen

Mass Market
If This Goes Wrong, Hank Davis, editor
Nine Of Stars, Laura Bickle
Mission: Tomorrow, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, editor

Right, Sorry: New Releases

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Sorry. Forgot to post the new releases yesterday — sorry about that. There aren’t many, but they deserve to be seen.

Hardcover
The Gradual, Christopher Priest
The Passenger, F.R. Tallis
Moshi-Moshi, Banana Yoshimoto

Trade Paperback
Pantomime, Laura Lam
Shadow Queen, C.J. Redwine
Dead Living, Glenn Buillon

Mass Market
Insurgence, Ken MacLeod
Assassin’s Creed, Christie Golden

Recommendations, Part 3: Young Adult

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, by Rosamund Hodge
I was seriously impressed by this, the first truly original retelling of the Romeo and Juliet mythos I’ve read. Viyara is the last city left in the world, made safe from the Ruining by the blood sacrifice of the Sisters of Thorn. But there is a necromancer loose in the city who could doom them all, unless Juliet, Romeo, Paris, and Runajo can stop it. Lush, gorgeous, bloody, and imaginative.

Keeper Of the Mists, by Rachel Neumeier
As the illegitimate daughter of her country’s Lord, Keri knew it theoretically possible she might inherit her father’s magic, but she never expected it to actually happen. But when her father dies, and the magic that conceals their country from its enemies fails with him, Keri’s going to have to figure out what to do – and who to trust – fast. Lovely prose and an interesting new world.

Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge
Faith might act like modest and well-mannered, girl, but she is also fiercely intelligent and observant. She knows the real reason her family has relocated; she also know her father’s death was not an accident. The answer might lie with the strange tree she finds among his possessions: a tree that will reveal hidden truths when fed lies. A powerful story about truth, lies, family, and the great and terrible things we do for (and to) them. Astonishingly good.

Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
Chambers simultaneously scratches the itch for Bujoldian, galaxy-spanning space opera and creates a universe that’s modern, diverse, and joyful. The Wayfarer’s crew tackle boarding parties, red tape, messy families, queer relationships, imminent galactic war, and interspecies workplace misunderstandngs with the same uncynical energy: each are equally important and vital parts of their lives. Delightful, ebullient, and kind.

The Skids, by Ian Donald Keeling
Like all the Skids in the Skidsphere, Johnny Drop has only five years to live. Live fast; die fast; eat sugar in between – that’s the Skid way. But Johnny’s about to discover that not only is the world bigger and stranger than he’d ever imagined, but it’s also in serious danger. And he can’t save it alone. Smart, funny, action-packed, and compulsively readable.