BOOKS TO READ IN THE SHADE

August 9th, 2016
Here’s a few new titles to take on a long quest away from the heat

Hardcover:

Playing Dead, Elizabeth Greenwood
Betrayals, Kelley Armstrong
Three Years With the Rat, Jay Hosking
The Last Days of New Paris, China Mieville
Killfile, Christopher Farnsworth
Guns of Empire, Django Wexler
Trade Paperback:
Rig, Jon Wallace
Gleam, Tom Fletcher
The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu
The End of the End, Paul Kane
The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood

HOT NEW BOOKS FOR A HOT NEW WEEK

August 2nd, 2016

Just a reminder, we have a dispenser full of ice cold water to go with your bakery fresh new releases:

Hardcover:
The Great Ordeal, R. Scott Bakker (temporarily sold out, sorry, we’ll get it back in as soon as we can)
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, Larry Correia
On to the Asteroid, Travis S. Taylor
The Hike, Drew Magary
Wax, Gina Damico

Trade Paperback:
Wasteland King, Lilith Saintcrow
Whole New World, Liz Braswell
Chimera, Mira Grant
House of Shattered Wings, Aliette De Bodard
Crooked, Austin Grossman
School For Sidekicks, Kelly McCullough
Through Fire, Sarah A. Hoyt
1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz, Kerryn Offord, Rick Boatright
The Creeping, Alexandra Sirowy
Map Of Chaos, Felix J. Palma
And Again, Jessica Chiarella
Accident Season, Moira Fowley-Doyle
Foul Tide’s Turning, Stephen Hunt
Mechanica, Betsy Cornwell
Camera Obscura, Lavie Tidhar
Virtues Of War, Bennet R. Coles
Behind The Throne, K.B. Wagers
Hunt For Vulcan, Thomas Levenson
Language Of Dying, Sarah Pinborough
Unholy War, David Hair

Mass Market Paperback:
Death Wave, Ben Bova
End Time, Keith Korman
Bone War, Steven Harper
Twice and Future Caesar, R. M. Meluch
Blood of the Earth, Faith Hunter
Kojiki, Keith Yatsuhashi
An Accident of Stars, Foz Meadows

Long Weekend

July 29th, 2016

Bakka Phoenix will be closed on Monday August 1st, for Simcoe Day. Enjoy the holiday, and be safe out there.

Today’s Forecast:

July 26th, 2016

Hot and humid, with 100% chance of new books.

Hardcover
Four Roads Cross, Max Glastone
Many Selves Of Katherine North, Emma Geen
This Is Not A Werewolf Story, Sandra Evans
Indomitable, W.C. Bauers
Beauty And The Beast, Kinuko Y. Craft
Dark Matter, Blake Crouch
Tales From The Brothers Grimm, Gris Grimly
Supernova, C.A. Higgins
Red Right Hand, Levi Black
The Swarm, Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
Imprudence, Gail Carriger

Trade Paperback
Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett
Lightless, C.A. Higgins
Big Science, Michael Hiltzik
Urban Allies, Joseph Nassise, editor
Invaders, Jacob Weisman, editor
Night Parade, Ronald Malfi
Classic Penguin: Cover To Cover, Paul Buckley
Fools’s Gold, Jon Hollins
Disworld And Philosophy, Nicolas Michaud
Running On Fumes, Christian Guay-Poliquin
Time Train, Eric M. Bosarge
Griffin Of Darkwood, Becky Citra

Mass Market
Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett
Lightless, C.A. Higgins
Big Science, Michael Hiltzik
Urban Allies, Joseph Nassise, editor
Invaders, Jacob Weisman, editor
Night Parade, Ronald Malfi
Classic Penguin: Cover To Cover, Paul Buckley
Fool’s Gold, Jon Hollins
Discworld And Philosophy, Nicolas Michaud
Running On Fumes, Christian Guay-Poliquin
Time Train, Eric M. Bosarge
Griffin Of Darkwood, Becky Citra

Ben’s Birthday Sale

July 21st, 2016

Ben’s birthday is coming up next week. To celebrate, we’re having a sale!

We’re bringing back our $5/bag clearance table (you give us five bucks; we give you a bag to fill). This year, all graphic novels will also be 25% off.

The sale will run all week, July 24th-30th, and we’ll replenish the clearance table as often as necessary.

Need Somthing To Blot Out The Hideous Cloud Of RNC Coverage?

July 19th, 2016

Have some new books. That should help ease the pain.

Hardcover
Dragon Round, Stephen S. Power
Hidden Universe, Star Trek, Dayton Ward
Secret Language Of Stones, M.J. Ward
ST: Redshirt’s Little Book Of Doom, Robb Pearlman
Fallout: Hot War, Harry Turtledove
Flying, Carrie Jones

Trade Paperback
Monstress, Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
Court Of Fives, Kate Elliott
Ambition, Tanaka Yoshiki
Ghost Run, J.L. Bourne
Stranded, Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Plagues Of Orath, Cavan Scott
The Race, Nina Allan
Meatheads, Noah Wareness
Santa’s Eleven Months Off, Mike Reiss & Michael G. Montgomery
Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea, Adam Roberts

 

Hot Weather, Cool Store

July 13th, 2016

As long as the city is sweltering under heat warnings, we’ll have ice water available at the store for anyone who wants it.

No obligation, just feel free to drop in and cool off.

New This Week

July 12th, 2016

Hardcover
Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator, Claudia Christian & Margan Grant Buchanan
Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig
Necessity, Jo Walton
Time Siege, Wesley Chu
Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine
Stars Askew, Rjurik Davidson
The Devourers, Indra Das
Last One, Alexandra Oliva

Trade Paperback
Land of the Shiver Barrens, Glenda Larke
Stallo, Stefan Spjut
Big Book of Science Fiction, Jeff & Ann Vandermeer
Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho
Hundred Names of Darkness, Nilanjana Roy
Red Queen, Christina Henry
Drowned Worlds, Jonathan Strahan, editor
Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Paul Kane
Deceptions, Kelley Armstrong
Year 200, Agustin De Rojas
Nightmare Charade, Mindee Arnett
It Happened One Doomsday, Laurence MacNaughton
Rebel Mechanics, Shanna Swendson
Last Ever After, Soman Chainani
Iron Assassin, Ed Greenwood

Mass Market Paperback
RCU: Spirit Animals, E.E. Richardson

 

Brand New Books

July 5th, 2016

Hardcover
This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab
Dinosaur Knights, Victor Milan
The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone
Underground Airline, Ben Winters
Wolf Road, Beth Lewis
Alliance Of Equals, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Last Adventure Of Constance Verity, A. Lee Martinez
Threading The Needle, Joshua Palmatier
Waking Fire, Anthony Ryan
Night Of The Animals, Bill Broun

Trade Paperback
Prisoner Of Hell Gate, Dana Wolff
Unbreakable, W.C. Bauers
The Unnoticeables, Robert Brockway
Year’s Best Science Fiction: 33rd Annual, Gardner Dozois, editor
Copper Promise, Jen Williams
High Ground, Melinda Snodgrass
Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn
After Alice, Gregory Maguire
Departure, A.G. Riddle
Killing Titan, Greg Bear

Mass Market
Conclave Of Shadows, Alyc Helms
The Interminables, Paige Orwin
Aeronaut’s Windlass, Jim Butcher
Transference Engine, Julia Verne St. John

It’s PRIDE Weekend…

July 2nd, 2016
…Which means it’s time to celebrate. Enjoy the weekend (and remember your sunscreen).
This year in particular, we’re so glad you’re here.
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    January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • The Annual Summer Closure
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  • Venera Dreams
    August 12, 2017 3:00 pm
  • Ben’s Big Ol’ Birthday Sale
    July 24, 2017
  • Movie Night At The Merril
    June 24, 2017 7:00 pm