Fresh On The Shelves

April 18th, 2017

New this week:

Hardcover
Little Sister, Barbara Gowdy
Book Of Joan, Lidia Yuknavitch
Convergence, C.J. Cherryh

Trade Paperback
Crown’s Game, Evelyn Skye
Dastardly Miss Lizzie, Viola Carr
Forgotten Worlds, D. Nolan Clark
Legend Has It, James Elliott
Stilleto, Daniel O’Malley

 

Save The Date(s)

April 12th, 2017

We have a lot of events coming up in the next few weeks. For instance:

Wed. April 18th: ChiSeries Presents a Tribute to Canadian Horror.  8pm at The Round (152A Augusta).

Sat. April 22nd: Author Ian McDonald will be here at 2pm! Join us at the store for your copy of Luna: Wolf Moon.

Sun. April 23rd: Local author L.E. Sterling will launch her new novel True North here at 1pm.

Sat. April 29th: Authors For Indies Day! A day-long event here and all across the country.

Sun. April 30th: Cory Doctorow will be here to launch Walkaway. Exact time TBD (but early afternoon).

May will be busy too, but we’ll tell you about those events later.

Feast Your Eyes On These New Titles

April 11th, 2017

Go on, feast. Feeeeassst!

Hardcover
Cold Welcome, Elizabeth Moon
SW: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn
The Gauntlet, Karuna Riazi
Spindle Fire, Lexa Hillyer
Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova

Trade Paperback
Into Everywhere, Paul McAuley
Regional Office Is Under Attack!, Manuel Gonzales
Sputnik’s Children, Terri Favro
Waking Hell, Al Robertson
Last Days Of Jack Sparks, Jason Arnopp
Last Adventure Of Constance Verity, A. Lee Martinez
Ollie’s Odyssey, William Joyce
Witch Of Torina, Clifford Beal
Library Of Souls, Ransom Riggs
Wolf Road, Beth Lewis

 

Hoppy Eggster

April 10th, 2017

Our hours this holiday weekend:

Friday April 14 — Closed

Saturday April 15 — Open 11-6

Sunday April 16 — Closed

Monday April 17 — Open 12-5

Goodbye & Gods Bless

April 7th, 2017

Lorna Toolis, the Head of the Merril Collection (the largest public library collection of SFF on the continent) retires today.

When a customer would say, “I’m looking for a book I read when I was a kid: it was blue and they could breathe underwater…”, we called Lorna.

When someone asked for more “…by that author who wrote the story in that anthology, can’t remember what it was called but it had a quilt on the cover? From the 90s, I think?”, we called Lorna.

And she could always, always, help.

Smart, funny, kind, possessing both a bottomless resevoir of encyclopedic genre knowledge and the adamantine spine required of librarians working in downtown Toronto, Lorna has been our friend (and savior) for decades.

We’re so happy for her, and wish her all the best in her new adventures.

All Signed And Shiny

April 6th, 2017

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been lucky enough to have a number of authors sign books for us, either at events or just because they’re generally cool human beings. Including:

Nick Cutter

Cory Doctorow (who’ll be back here April 30th to launch WALKAWAY!)

Kevin Hearne

Lesley Livingston

Michelle Sagara

Brett Savory

Samantha Shannon

Drew Hayden Taylor

Here’s a Whole Bunch Of New Titles For You

April 4th, 2017

Start April off right. With new titles like:

Hardcover
Waking Gods, Sylvain Neuvel
End Of The Day, Claire North
Red Sister, Mark Lawrence
House Of Binding Thorns, Aliette de Bodard
Shadowcaster, Cinda Williams Chima
1636: Mission To The Mughals, Eric Flint & Griffin Barber
Mars One, Jonathan Maberry
Moon And The Other, John Kessel
True North, L.E. Sterling (join us here for the launch on April 23rd!)
Long Dark Dusk, J.P. Smythe
Way Home In The Night, Akiko Miyakoshi;
Horse Named Steve, Kelly Collier
American War, Omar El Akkad
Geekerella, Ashley Poston
Journey Across The Hidden Islands, Sarah Beth Durst
Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys

Trade Paperback
Strange The Dreamer, Laini Taylor
Hex, Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Forest Of Ruin, Kelley Armstrong
Zomboy, Richard Scrimger
Time Of The Clockmaker, Anna Caltabiano
Daughters Of Ruin, K.D. Castner
Spaced Out, Stuart Gibbs
Blood Enemies, Susan R. Matthews
Sword Of Summer, Rick Riordan
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book For Bold Engineeers, Andrea Beaty, David Roberts
Feral, James Demonaco
Brimstone, Cherie Priest
13 Views Of The Suicide Woods, Bracken MacLeod
Gauntlet, Holly Jennings
Little More Human, Fiona Maazel
Myth Of The Maker, Bruce Cordell

Mass Market
Visitor, C.J. Cherryh
Bound, Benedict Jacka
Among The Fallen, N.S. Dolkart
Kokoro, Keith Yatsuhashi
Inherit The Flame, Megan E. O’Keefe

New Titles This Week

March 28th, 2017

Hardcover
Crown Of Wishes, Roshani Chokshi
Legion Of Regrettable Supervillains, Jon Morris
Luna: Wolf Moon, Ian McDonald
[NB: Ian will be here on Saturday April 22nd. Join us here at the store at 3pm to meet him!]

Trade Paperback
Star-Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi
These Ruthless Deeds, Tarun Shanker
Firebug, Lish McBride

Mass Market
SW: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig
Shooting The Rift, Alex Stewart
Lost Stars: Shattered Spear, Jack Campbell
Sorcerer’s Daughter, Terry Brooks
Silence, Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin

Noo Bux Fer Yoo

March 22nd, 2017

Hardcover
Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi
Star’s End, Cassandra Rose Clarke
Shadow Run, Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller
Pyromantic, Lish McBride
Spymaster, Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes
John Ronald’s Dragons, Caroline McAlister & Eliza Wheeler

Trade Paperback
Fellside, M.R. Carey
Phantom Pains, Mishell Baker
Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend, Alan Cumyn
The Skylighter, Becky Wallace
Orbital Cloud, Taiyo Fujii
Relics, Tim Lebbon
Flames Of Rebellion, Jay Allan
Join, Steve Toutonghi
Brotherhood Of The Wheel, R.S. Belcher
Chalk, Paul Cornell

Samantha Shannon

March 17th, 2017

Reminder: on Saturday March 18th, Samantha Shannon will join us at the store at 2pm to celebrate the release of Song Rising — and you’re invited!

If you can’t make the event but would like a personalized copy of the book, just let us know.

 

  • Fan Expo — and Labour Day!
    January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • The Annual Summer Closure
    January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • 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