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  1. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Green Mansions
    Authors: W. H. Hudson
    Year: 2007-08-28
    Publisher: Overlook TP
    Pages: 304
    Binding: tp
    A failed revolutionary attempt drives the European Abel to seek refuge in the virgin forests of southwestern Venezuela. There, in the "green mansion" of the title, Abel encounters the wood-nymph Rima, the last survivor of a mysterious aboriginal race. The bird-girl's ethereal presence captivates him completely, but the love that flowers between them is soon blighted by cruelty and sorrow.
    A master of natural history writing, W. H. Hudson forms an important link between nineteenth-century Romanticism and the twentieth-century ecological movement. First published in 1904 and still a best-seller after its reissue a dozen years later, the book owes much of its popularity to the mystic, near-religious feeling that pervades the story and to the beauty of Rima's halting, poetic expressions. Exploring a love somewhere between reality and imagination, Green Mansions offers its readers a poignant meditation on the loss of wilderness, the dream of a return to nature, and the bitter reality of the encounter between savage and civilized man.

    Harbingers
    Authors: F. Paul Wilson
    Year: 2007-08-28
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 448
    Binding: pb
    It starts off so simply: Jack, still feeling down after the tragic events of Infernal, is hanging in Julio?s when a regular named Timmy asks him for help. His teenage niece has been missing since this morning; the police say it?s too early to worry, but Timmy knows something bad has happened. Jack says he?ll put the word out on the street. This innocent request triggers a chain of seemingly coincidental events that lead Jack into the darkest days of his life.

    As has become evident in the series, Jack has been singled out, unwillingly, as the champion of one of the two supernatural forces contending for control of all human life on Earth. Neither of these forces are good or evil, just dangerous and amoral. They value and notice individual humans about as much as we do mosquitoes.

    Jack is desperate . . . and the last thing you want to do is make Jack desperate. That?s when things begin to blow up and people begin to die.

    A hang-onto-your-hat-and-heart thriller of triumph and tragedy that barrels along at F. Paul Wilson?s trademark breakneck pace.

    High Druid of Shannara: Tanequil
    Authors: Terry Brooks
    Year: 2007-08-28
    Publisher: del Rey
    Pages: 416
    Binding: pb
    Dark magic has opened a gateway to the Forbidding and trapped within it Grianne Ohmsford, rightful High Druid of Shannara. Rescuing Grianne will be merely the beginning of the effort to return the Four Lands to some semblance of peace. Only her young nephew, Penderrin, has any hope of returning her to power. But to breach the Forbidding and bring Grianne back to the natural world, Pen must find the fabled Tanequil . . . and the talisman it alone can provide. That means journeying into the Inkrim?a dreaded region thick with shadows and haunted by harrowing legends. And there, Pen will strike a bargain more dire than he could ever imagine.

    Highlander Unmasked: A Novel
    Authors: Monica Mccarty
    Year: 2007-08-28
    Publisher: Ballantine Books
    Pages: 432
    Binding: pb
    Alex MacLeod?s virile physique, fearsome reputation, and renowned fighting skills have helped him master to perfection the role of a hardened mercenary. On a secret mission to protect his clan, he must keep his true purpose well hidden. But his dangerous endeavor is threatened by a beautiful woman he saves from outlaws, never dreaming she will appear at court and put his plans in jeopardy.

    Meg Mackinnon needs a strong husband by her side to defend her clan?s holdings, but her search has been hampered by burning fantasies of the midnight re
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    Rumo: And His Miraculous Adventures
    Authors: Walter Moers
    Year: 2007-08-28
    Publisher: Overlook TP
    Pages: 684
    Binding: tp
    Set in the land of Zamonia, this exuberant, highly original fantasy from Walter Moers features an unlikely hero. Rumo is a little Wolperting - a domesticated creature somewhere between a deer and a dog - who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way through the Overworld and the Netherworld. He meets Rala, a beautiful Wolperting female; Urs of the Snows, who thinks more of cooking than of fighting; Gornab the Ninety-Ninth, the demented king of Netherworld; Professor Ostafan Kolibri, who goes in search of the Non-Existent Teenies; Professor Abdullah Nightingale, inventor of the Chest-of-Drawers Oracle; and, worst luck, the deadly Metal Maiden.
    Astonishingly inventive, amusing, and engrossing, Rumo is a captivating story from the unique imagination of Walter Moers. Illustrated with the author's own line drawings and filled with humor, this rambunctious novel will delight fans tired of the usual epic fantasy. The comparisons are many - Douglas Adams, Lewis Carrol, J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, R. Crumb - but Moers is clearly an original. Long live Zamonia!

    Shadows of the Soul
    Authors: Jenna Black
    Year: 2007-08-28
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 304
    Binding: pb
    The baddest of the bad boys?

    Gabriel is a five hundred year old vampire with the soul of a Killer. He has defeated his mother in a battle for the territory of Baltimore, and vowed to take vengeance upon his father, the Master of Philadelphia, for a centuries-old betrayal.

    Jezebel, Gabriel's new fledgling, is a soul as scarred as his own, yet Gabriel finds that the ice around his heart slowly melts when she is near. But one of Gabriel's ancient enemies has targeted her--and if Gabriel wants to save her, he will have to abandon his plans for revenge and join forces with his father.

    The question is not whether or not Gabriel can redeem himself from his past, but whether he can ever forgive himself?

    Shadowstorm: The Twilight War, Book II (The Twilight War)
    Authors: Paul S. Kemp
    Year: 2007-08-28
    Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
    Pages: 352
    Binding: pb
    The invasion of the arch-wizards is on!

    The archwizards of Shade Enclave have come out of the desert with a message of peace, and an act of war. Split by petty disputes and causeless feuds, the merchant realm of Sembia is wide open for invasion, and with no shortage of Sembians more than happy to sell out to the Shadovar, can only one man--even if that man is Erevis Cale--do anything to stop it?

    Sons of the Oak (Runelords)
    Authors: David Farland
    Year: 2007-08-28
    Publisher: Tor Fantasy
    Pages: 416
    Binding: pb
    Certain works of fantasy are immediately recognizable as monuments, towering above the rest of the category. Authors of those works, such as Stephen R. Donaldson, Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind, come immediately to mind. Add to that list David Farland, whose epic Runelords series continues now in Sons of the Oak.

    The story picks up eight years after the events of Lair of Bones and begins a new chapter in the Runelords saga focusing on Gaborn's son, Fallion. Gaborn, the Earth King, has been traveling far from his home, to strange and unknown places. While beyond the edge of the earth, he finally succumbs to the accelerated aging that comes from all of the endowments he has taken. His death is the signal for a revolution, an attack from the supernatural realms by immensely powerful immortal beings.

    These forces have discovered that Gaborn's son is the resurrection of an immortal, one whose potential power is so great that he might be able to reorder the entire universe. Fallion's enemies have decided that they must control him, and fa
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    A Lost Touch of Innocence (Paranormal Romance series)
    Authors: AMY TOLNITCH
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Medallion Press
    Pages: 350
    Binding: pb
    By touching a magic crystal, Piers Veuxfort recklessly unchained the essence of a decidedly wicked Fin Man who now resides within his body. Meanwhile, Giselle St. Germain?s life in a secluded nunnery is over and she has been thrown into the world to become Piers? bride. Giselle quickly becomes frightened by both her betrothed?s unabashed adherence to pleasure and his increasingly unusual personality, and Piers wants nothing but to send back his bride-to-be. Eventually the pair discovers that destiny is theirs to win, but it will take all the courage that lies within their deepest hearts to seize it together.

    Anne Mccaffrey: A Life With Dragons
    Authors: Robin Roberts
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
    Pages: 240
    Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons is the life story of a writer who vividly depicted alien creatures and new worlds. As the author of the Dragonriders of Pern series, McCaffrey (b. 1926) is one of the most significant writers of science fiction and fantasy. She is the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel The White Dragon was the first science-fiction novel to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list.
    This biography reveals a fascinating and complex figure, one who creates and recreates her fiction by drawing on life experiences. At various stages, McCaffrey has been a beautiful young girl who refused to fit into traditional gender roles in high school, a restless young mother who wanted to write, an American expatriate who became an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of fantasy worlds with perfect relationships between humans and beasts, and a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage just as the women's movement took hold.

    Author Robin Roberts conducted interviews with McCaffrey, her children, friends, and colleagues, and used archival correspondence and contemporary reviews and criticism. The biography examines how McCaffrey's early interests in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British history, mythology, and culture all shaped her science fiction. The book is a nuanced portrait of a writer whose appeal extends well beyond readers of her chosen genre.


    Beg For Mercy
    Authors: Toni Andrews
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Mira
    Pages: 320
    Binding: pb
    I've never been certain I'm human

    Oh, the X-rays and blood tests are normal, and most people have no reason to suspect I'm more than I appear to be. But if I tell you to do something? You do it?no ifs, ands or buts.

    I call my power the 'press.'

    My name is Mercy Hollings, and if you think that having the power to control people makes my life easy, you're dead wrong.

    Because when I get angry, everyone around me is at risk?Sukey, my friend who has frightening taste in men; my clients, who, ironically, come to me for help; my neighbors, who regard me as a loner; and Sam, a man who wants to know my darkest secret.

    I have hurt people in the past, and I don't want that to happen again. But now a powerful stranger is threatening the new life that I've made for myself.

    And I'm afraid my anger is taking over.

    Best Short Novels Authors: Jonathan Strahan
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Prime Books
    Pages: 400
    Binding: tp
    The novella is the perfect length for science fiction - long enough to work through an idea, but short enough to have maximum punch. Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has collected eight exciting new novellas by Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow, Jeffrey Ford, Robert Reed, Chris Roberson, Michael Swanwick, Ysabeau S. Wilce and Robert Charles Wilson in this stunning best of the year anthology.

    Book Of Time
    Authors: Guillaume Prevost
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Arthu
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    Hell Phone
    Authors: William Sleator
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Amulet Books
    Pages: 288
    Binding: pb
    A modern murder story with a devilish twist

    Master of horror William Sleator has created another creepy, heart-pumping classic in Hell Phone. Nick wants a cell phone so he can talk to his girlfriend, Jen, after school, and the used phone he buys seems like a bargain. That is, until the phone calls begin?demanding, disturbed strangers calling night and day. At first Nick wants to get rid of the phone, but the creepy callers and the phone?s ghoulish games pull him into a web of crime, pushing him to steal, con. . . and kill.

    Fans of Sleator?s The Boy Who Couldn?t Die will enjoy this equally diabolical thriller.

    Hero
    Authors: Perry Moore
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Pages: 432
    Binding: hc
    No description.

    Ilario: The Stone Golem: Book 2
    Authors: Mary Gentle
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Eos
    Pages: 400
    Binding: tp

    The dramatic conclusion to Ilario: The Lion's Eye!

    Fleeing a surprise treacherous murder attempt, the former King's Freak and would-be painter Ilario has run to Carthage, the city-state under perpetual darkness, in search of freedom. But strange plots are afoot, and a tenuous, complicated alliance with a bookseller-turned-spy will lead Ilario from the shrouded land into tense negotiations and intrigues in seductive, mercurial Venice, from a fraught return to Iberia to a final confrontation with family . . . and destiny.

    Jewel and Thorn (The Book of Lowmoor series)
    Authors: Richard Poole
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
    Pages: 400
    Binding: tp
    No Description.

    Kiss Me Deadly (Silhouette Nocturne)
    Authors: Michele Hauf
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Silhouette
    Pages: 288
    Binding: pb
    Death cocktail is what the vampires call a witch's blood. It's poisonous?a drop will destroy a vampire within minutes. Nikolaus Drake is the rare vampire who has survived his first taste. Now he's on the hunt for the witch who almost brought him to his demise? Ravin Crosse.

    A witch who spends her nights hunting vampire tribes, Ravin has three obligations to fulfill to set her soul free. One of those obligations?crafting a love spell? twists her world upside down when Nikolaus draws the spell from her veins. Natural enemies rarely make the best bedfellows?but is it possible their intentions are really, truly the same? Can Nikolaus's tribal loyalty survive if he surrenders to desires far darker than his own?

    Kyle XY: Nowhere to Hide (Kyle XY)
    Authors: S. G. Wilkens
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: HarperEntertainment
    Pages: 192
    Binding: pb

    An original novel based on the hit ABC Family tv series.

    Magic Study
    Authors: Maria Snyder
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Mira
    Pages: 448
    Binding: tp
    Yelena is a survivor. Kidnapped as a child, held prisoner as a teen, then released to act as a poison taster, she is now a student of magic. But these magic skills place her in imminent danger, and with an execution order on her head, she has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of her birth.

    But nothing in Sitia is familiar. As she struggles to understand where she belongs and how to control her powers, a rogue magician emerges?and Yelena catches his eye. Suddenly she is embroiled in a situation not of her making. And once again her magical abilities will either save her life...or be her downfall.

    MIDDLEWORLD (Jaguar Stones Trilogy B
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    Spiderwort and the Princess of Haiku (The Fairy Chronicles)
    Authors: J. H. Sweet
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
    Pages: 128
    Binding: pb
    The Princess of Haiku, keeper of simple pleasures, has been kidnapped by her archenemies the Specter of Pandemonium and the Phantom of Excess, who currently inhabit two Ogre sisters, Plethora and Chaotica Glut. Simple pleasures everywhere are in danger.

    Guided only by a strange riddle from given to them by an Oak tree, Spiderwort, along with Rosemary Periwinkle and Cinnebar, have only a little while to find the Princess and get her to safety. As always the Fairies will have a little magical assistance this time from a well-meaning Scarecrow and the already ghostly Minstrel of Epic Poems.

    A world without simple pleasures would be unbearable and it is has already started with the children of the world. If it should leave the adults as well, it might very well be gone for good. Luckily for everyone, Fairies are the best problem solvers around and Spiderwort is one of the fastest thinking of them all!

    Stormriders (Viking Magic series)
    Authors: Anna Ciddor
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Pages: 192
    Binding: pb

    In the final adventure of the spellbinding Viking Magic series, Thora and Oddo attempt to free an Irish boy, who was captured and enslaved during the last Viking raid. Thora befriends Dungal, the scared, freckle-faced Irish boy, but Oddo becomes jealous and sees him as a rival. Reluctantly, Oddo joins Thora as they help Dungal escape back to his homeland. Along the way they get shipwrecked, lost, and captured by rogue Vikings and must work together to continue along their dangerous and exciting journey to get Dungal home.

    SummerDanse
    Authors: Terie Garrison
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Flux
    Pages: 240
    Binding: pb
    On the cusp of an evil plot to overthrow the Kingdom of Alloway, fifteen-year-old Donavah finds herself a pawn in the hands of an evil mage. In the culmination of this imaginative saga of dragons, maejic, and time-defying lands, the girl who can communicate with dragons and animals is now fighting for herself, her family, and the rightful return of the Red Dragons. Held hostage, Donavah must be wary of whom to trust and whom to run from, as traitors, thuggish guardsmen, and a corrupted king are all working against the good of the land. Fearing for the life of the young man who once saved her from certain death, Donavah's spirit is crushed after she unknowingly led him into danger.
    In this fresh and inspiring tale, the dilemmas facing Donavah can only be resolved if she trusts in her gifted maejic and relies on the strength of her heart.

    Tales of H. P. Lovecraft
    Authors: H. P. Lovecraft
    Year: 2007-09-01
    Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    Pages: 368
    Binding: tp

    When he died in 1937, destitute and emotionally as well as physically ruined, H. P. Lovecraft had no idea that he would one day be celebrated as the godfather of modern horror. A dark visionary, his work would influence an entire generation of writers, including Stephen King, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, and Anne Rice. Now, the most important tales of this distinctive American storyteller have been collected in a single volume by National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates.

    In tales that combine the nineteenth-century gothic sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe with a uniquely daring internal vision, Lovecraft fuses the supernatural and mundane into a terrifying, complex, and exquisitely realized vision, foretelling a psychically troubled century to come. Set in a meticulously described New England landscape, here are harrowing stories that explore the total collapse of sanity beneath the weight of chaotic events?stories of myth and ma
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    Wow!! [face_hypnotized]

    There are about half a dozen that look good.
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    Yeah...there were a lot that time. I did a whole post and lost it cuz I hit the wrong button. :oops:

    I'll get next week's up tomorrow.
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    A Desert Called Peace
    Authors: Tom Kratman
    Year: 2007-09-04
    Publisher: Baen
    Pages: 400
    Binding: pb

    Five hundred years from now, humankind has found a link to a remarkably Earth-like planet and settled there, dividing ?as humans will -- into dozens of nation-states. The Federated States of Columbia has consolidated power and risen against the oppression of Earth's corrupt Caliphate. But when Salafi madmen bent on a new jihad kill FSC Captain Patrick Hennessey's family in a cowardly attack, they create an enemy that will show even less mercy than they do. A legendary warrior is born: Carrera, the scourge of Salafism. He will forge an army from the decrepit remains of a military in a failing state. He will find those who killed his family. He will destroy them utterly. And he will try like hell to not becoming exactly like the enemy he is fighting. Only when he is finished will there be peace: the peace of an empty wind as it blows across a desert strewn with the bones of Carrera's enemies.

    A Thousand Words For Stranger (10th Anniversary Edition)
    Authors: Julie E. Czerneda
    Year: 2007-09-04
    Publisher: DAW
    Pages: 464
    Binding: pb

    The tenth anniversary edition of Julie Czerneda's debut science fiction novel, the story of a woman on the run, from the law, her own people, and an unknown pursuer. Her memory taken from her by a stasis block, Sira must stay free long enough to regain her identity and the full use of her telepathic powers-for failure may cost not only her own future but that of her entire race.

    Blood Debt
    Authors: Tanya Huff
    Year: 2007-09-04
    Publisher: DAW
    Pages: 336
    Binding: pb

    Click the link in the title for a inside look at the book.

    Blood Lines
    Authors: Tanya Huff
    Year: 2007-09-04
    Publisher: DAW
    Pages: 272
    Binding: pb

    A mummy stalks the streets of modern Toronto in this third outing for ex-cop Vicki Nelson and her vampire partner.

    Blood Pact
    Authors: Tanya Huff
    Year: 2007-09-04
    Publisher: DAW
    Pages: 336
    Binding: pb
    The unexpected death of her mother and the even more distressing disappearance of the body drive private investigator Vicki Nelson to the end of her resources as she attempts to uncover a dark conspiracy while battling with her private grief. Huff's fourth fantasy/mystery featuring Nelson and her vampire partner, Henry Fitzroy, explores the borders of death and beyond with an intensity that is only partially lightened by touches of ironic humor. Written with the author's usual flair for realistic fantasy, this title is recommended for most fantasy and horror collections.

    Blood Price
    Authors: Tanya Huff
    Year: 2007-09-04
    Publisher: DAW
    Pages: 272
    Binding: pb

    No description, but its from the same author as the above few "blood" books.

    Blood Red
    Authors: James A. Moore
    Year: 2007-09-04
    Publisher: Berkley
    Pages: 416
    Binding: pb
    For years, Halloween has been a time for celebration in picturesque Black Stone Bay, RI. But this year, things will be very different. This year, the town will learn that things that go bump in the night are not always figments off the imagination.

    Dark Harvest
    Authors: Norman Partridge
    Year: 2007-09-04
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 176
    Binding: tp
    Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol? Hacksaw Face, or Sawt
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    A Practical Guide to Monsters
    Authors: Nina Hess
    Year: 2007-09-11
    Publisher: Mirrorstone
    Pages: 80
    Binding: hc
    The sequel to The New York Times best-selling A Practical Guide to Dragons

    How do you trick a troll? Do vampires sleep? Why worry about yuan-ti? Just in time for Halloween, this lavishly illustrated guide showcases the spooky, unexpected, and always fascinating world of monsters!

    Butterfingers
    Authors: J. M. Trewellard , Ian Beck
    Year: 2007-09-11
    Publisher: David Fickling Books
    Pages: 208
    Binding: hc
    PRINCESS BELLA HAS been snatched from her secret garden by a terrifying monster, leaving behind nothing but a glittering golden ball. Not even the bravest knights in the kingdom can save her from the huge, dark, firebreathing creature with enormous wings, a great swishing tail, and deadly claws. But clumsy Ned, the stable boy, is determined to succeed where the gallant knights have failed. Can he defeat the dragon and get the girl? Or will he let the chance to become a hero slip through his butterfingers? Join our unlikely hero and his animal friends on their daring quest across the plain, through the woods, and into the mountains to find out. . . .

    Edge Chronicles 9: Clash of the Sky Galleons (Edge Chronicles, The)
    Authors: Paul Stewart , Chris Riddell
    Year: 2007-09-11
    Publisher: David Fickling Books
    Pages: 432
    Binding: hc
    In the penultimate book in the Edge Chronicles series, Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Having left behind his studies at the Knights Academy, Quint is now eager to learn from his father what it really means to be a sky pirate. But, consumed by his desire to capture Smeal, Wind Jackal?s judgment is flawed, and his actions endanger the lives of his crew ? and his son.

    As they travel from the taverns and backstreets of Undertown and the wonders of the shipbuilders? yards, to the dark dangers of the Deepwoods, Quint and Maris become separated from the rest of the crew. Finally, at the mysterious, ghostly sky-wreck in Open Sky, they discover the truth about Smeal.

    Faradawn (Fog Mound)
    Authors: Susan Schade , Jon Buller
    Year: 2007-09-11
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children?s Publishing
    Pages: 208
    Binding: hc
    How strange to be off the Mound again, in a world without boundaries!

    After living on the Fog Mound for quite some time, Thelonious Chipmunk and his friends are ready to continue their travels. There are still old questions to be answered and new places to be explored. So, with the addition of new friends Bill the Human and Cluid Chipmunk, the animals sail off down the river in a specially designed boat.

    At the City of Ruins they find the dangerous ratminks threatening to take over the region and maybe even the whole planet! Could this be a repeat of the events that brought about the end of the Human Occupation? How can one small group of talking animals help? Why is Bill so anxious to get to the mysterious island of Faradawn? And will Olive find her lost sister, Ruby?

    As in Travels of Thelonious, the intrepid chipmunk pursues his personal quest to uncover the differences between legend and history. And to answer the most troubling question of all -- what happened to the humans?

    In the Serpent's Coils
    Authors: Tiffany Trent
    Year: 2007-09-11
    Publisher: Mirrorstone
    Pages: 312
    Binding: pb
    Fairies can be downright dangerous!

    In the Serpent's Coils marks the debut of Hallowmere, a dark, edgy historical fantasy series that teens won't be able to put down!

    Ever since her parents died in the Civil War, Corrine's dreams have been filled with fairies warning her of impending peril. When she's sent t
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    2012: The War for Souls
    Authors: Whitley Strieber
    Year: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 320
    Binding: hc
    December 21, 2012, may be one of the most watched dates in history. Every 26,000 years, earth lines up with the exact center of our galaxy. At 11:11 on December 21, 2012, this event happens again, and the ancient Maya calculated that it would mark the end, not only of this age, but of human consciousness as we know it.

    But what will actually happen? The end of the world? A new age for mankind? Nothing? The last time this happened, Cro-Magnon man suddenly began creating great art in the caves of southern France, which to this day remains one of the most inexplicable changes in human history.

    Now Whitley Strieber explores 2012 in a towering work of fiction that will astound readers with its truly new insights and a riveting roller-coaster ride of a story. A mysterious alien presence unexpectedly bursts out of sacred sites all over the world and begins to rip human souls from their bodies, plunging the world into chaos it has never before known.

    Courage meets cowardice, loyalty meets betrayal as an entire world struggles to survive this incredible end-all war. Heroes emerge, villains reveal themselves, and in the end something completely new and unexpected happens that at once lifts the fictional characters into a new life, and sounds a haunting real-world warning for the future.

    Auralia's Colors (The Auralia Thread)
    Authors: Jeffrey Overstreet
    Year: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: WaterBrook Press
    Pages: 336
    Binding: tp
    When thieves find an abandoned child lying in a monster?s footprint, they have no idea that their wilderness discovery will change the course of history.

    Cloaked in mystery, Auralia grows up among criminals outside the walls of House Abascar, where vicious beastmen lurk in shadow. There, she discovers an unsettling?and forbidden?talent for crafting colors that enchant all who behold them, including Abascar?s hard-hearted king, an exiled wizard, and a prince who keeps dangerous secrets.

    Auralia?s gift opens doors from the palace to the dungeons, setting the stage for violent and miraculous change in the great houses of the Expanse.

    Auralia?s Colors weaves literary fantasy together with poetic prose, a suspenseful plot, adrenaline-rush action, and unpredictable characters sure to enthrall ambitious imaginations.

    Book of a Thousand Days
    Authors: Shannon Hale
    Year: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children?s Books
    Pages: 320
    Binding: hc
    When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren?s refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment.
    As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. But the arrival outside the tower of Saren?s two suitors?one welcome, and the other decidedly less so?brings both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows.
    With Shannon Hale?s lyrical language, this forgotten but classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset on the central Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise.

    Dark Warrior Rising: A Novel of Niflheim
    Authors: Ed Greenwood
    Year: 2007-09-18
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 320
    Binding: hc
    Orivon Firefist was captured as a six-year-old child by the Nilfghar?the dark elves?who attacked his village by night on one of their surface raids.


    Fifteen years later, he is a moon-pale, scarred, muscular giant of a man, who has spent his days at forgework for a dark elf family. He is als
  11. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    A Great and Terrible Beauty
    Authors: Libba Bray , Joanna Wyatt
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

    It?s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma?s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she?s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence?s most powerful girls?and their foray into the spiritual world?lead to?

    American Supernatural Tales
    Editors: S. T. Joshi
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Pages: 432
    Binding: tp

    The ultimate collection of weird and frightening American fiction

    As Stephen King will attest , the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. American Supernatural Tales celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation?s brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and?of course? Stephen King. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good addition to Penguin Classics.

    Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling
    Authors: Bruce Sterling
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Subterranean Press
    Pages: 552
    Binding: hc
    "I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex." -- Bruce Sterling Polemicist, provocateur, futurist, 'visionary in residence', Bruce Sterling has been out there, personally sharpening the cutting edge of science fiction for more than thirty years. From his first story "Man-Made Self" in 1976 to his latest "Kiosk" in 2007, Sterling has written science fiction that is fast-moving, sharply extrapolated, technologically literate, and as brilliant and coherent as a laser, as he himself once said of William Gibson. His "Shaper/Mechanist" stories were an essential part of the cyberpunk movement of the '80s, just as his "Leggy Starlitz" and "Chattanooga" stories wrangled the near future of the '90s better than anyone else. Whether writing about the deep future in Schismatrix or the deep present in Holy Fire, he has developed into the best science fiction writer working in the world today. Born in Texas in 1954, Sterling has traveled the globe writing and working for The New York Times, Nature, Wired, Newsday, and a number of industrial design magazines. His short fiction has appeared in almost every major publication in the science fiction field. His novels include far future adventures Involution Ocean and The Artificial Kid, Schismatrix, John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner Islands in the Net, The Difference Engine, Heavy Weather, Holy Fire, Distraction, and The Zenith Angle.

    At All Costs
    Authors: David Weber
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Baen
    Pages: 608
    Binding: pb
    What price victory? The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the single victorious Allied commander of the opening phase of the new war, has been recalled from the Sidemore System to command Eighth Fleet. Everyone knows Eighth Fleet is the Alliance's primary offensive command, which makes it the natural assignment for the woman the media calls ?the Salamander.? But what most of the public DOESN'T know is that not only are the Star Kingdom and its Allies badly outnumbered by the Republic's new fleet, but that the odds are going to get steadily worse. Eighth Fleet's job is to somehow
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    The Hollow People (The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus, Book 1)
    Authors: Brian Keaney
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Pages: 240
    ON THE SINISTER ISLAND where strict obedience to the laws of the mysterious Dr. Sigmundus holds sway, dreaming will get you locked up and branded a lunatic, a danger to society and to all who know you. In this doomed and repressive place, two teens that were never meant to meet or share their dreams, cross paths and set in motion that which rips them from the lives they were meant to lead. Together they join forces with a ragtag group of rebel forces bent on breaking the grip of lies and illusions their countrymen have accepted without question.

    For fans of thoughtful science fiction and fantasy, The Hollow People opens a window on the unseen worlds that surround us. It is the first installment in The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus. Book II will continue the tale in fall 2008.

    The Horror in the Museum
    Authors: H. P. Lovecraft
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: del Rey
    Pages: 544
    Binding: tp
    Some tales in this collection were inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, others he revised, two he co-authored?but all bear the mark of the master of primordial terror.

    The Horror in the Museum?Locked up for the night, a man will discover the difference between waxen grotesqueries and the real thing.

    The Electric Executioner?Aboard a train, a traveler must match wits with a murderous madman. The Trap?This mirror wants a great deal more than your reflection. The Ghost-Eater?In an ancient woodland, the past comes to life with a bone-crunching vengeance.

    AND TWENTY MORE STORIES OF UNSPEAKABLE EVIL

    The House of Storms
    Authors: Ian R. MacLeod
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Ace
    Pages: 480
    Binding: pb
    Darkness encroaches upon the Age of Light as Ian R. MacLeod's "electrifying" (Interzone) epic continues.

    The Last Mythal Gift Set (The Last Mythal)
    Authors: Richard Baker
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
    Binding: tp
    When a half-elf, half-demon villain is released from thousands of years of captivity, the very heart of the elven community of Faerûn is threatened. And the only hope the elves have of defeating the vile daemonfey hordes is to once again return to the lands of Faerûn, to the forests of Cormanthor, and to the demon-haunted ruins of Myth Drannor.

    This deluxe gift set contains the novels Forsaken House, Farthest Reach, and Final Gate.

    The Orc King: Transitions, Book I (Transitions)
    Authors: R. A. Salvatore
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
    Pages: 352
    Binding: hc
    Drizzt is back in this exciting new trilogy from R.A. Salvatore!

    An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World. Powerful individuals on both sides may have to change the way they see each other. They may have to start to talk. But it won't be easy.

    The Taggerung (Redwall)
    Authors: Brian Jacques
    Year: 2007-09-25
    Publisher: Red Fox
    Pages: 448
    Type: NOVEL
    The fourteenth saga in the epic Redwall series -- now in paperback.

    Where the power of a Redwall heritage is proved to be stronger than that of an evil incarcerator.

    A baby otter is kidnapped from Redwall Abbey by the Juska, a ruthless band of villains who believe he is a Taggerung -- a l
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    A Haunting Touch
    Authors: Tinashe Mushakavanhu
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: Parthian
    Pages: 148
    Binding: tp

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    Airborn
    Authors: Kenneth Oppel
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: Full Cast Audio
    Binding: audio CD

    This swashbuckling adventure is set in a world where great airships ply the skies-- and where there are unknown lands and strange creatures to be discovered.

    Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians
    Authors: Brandon Sanderson
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: Scholastic Press
    Pages: 320
    Binding: hc

    A hero with an incredible talent...for breaking things. A life-or-death mission...to rescue a bag of sand. A fearsome threat from a powerful secret network...the evil Librarians.

    Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaster. On his 13th birthday he receives a bag of sand, which is quickly stolen by the cult of evil Librarians plotting to take over the world. The sand will give the Librarians the edge they need to achieve world domination. Alcatraz must stop them!...by infiltrating the local library, armed with nothing but eyeglasses and a talent for klutziness.

    Avatars, Book One: So This Is How It Ends (Avatars)
    Authors: Tui T. Sutherland
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: Eos
    Pages: 512
    Binding: pb

    A girl in New York has been the center of major accidents all her life. Teenage brothers lose their parents in a car crash; they move to L.A and work as lighting technicians. In Chile, a boy fond of animals works with a vet from the U.S. When the apocalypse comes in 2012, these young people, along with a teenage pop singer, are flung forward 75 years into a world where they appear to be the only normal humans. Sutherland creates compelling, fully fleshed characters in these stranded, inquiring kids, who draw together to face the hazards of huge crystal monsters and aged, desperate humans, and she builds a frightening vision shot through with well-placed and genuine humor. The suspense will suck in experienced sf readers as well as those new to the genre. The complexities of time travel and possibilities of biotechnology run amok are realized with verve, making this a good choice for discussion, and the cliff-hanging end promises a ready audience for the next volume in the new Avatars series

    Beastly
    Authors: Alex Flinn
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Pages: 320
    Binding: hc

    I am a beast.

    A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright?a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

    You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever?ruined?unless I can break the spell.

    Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

    Betwixt
    Authors: Tara Bray Smith
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
    Pages: 496
    Binding: hc

    About the Author
    Tara Bray Smith was born and raised in Hawaii. She now lives in New York City and Dusseldorf, Germany. Betwixt is Tara?s debut novel for young adults. Her adult novel, West of Then, was reviewed to critical acclaim in Elle, Vogue, The New York Times, The New Yorker, USA TODAY, People, and Newsday.

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    Rewired - the Post Cyberpunk Anthology
    Editors: James Patrick Kelly , John Kessel
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: Tachyon Publications
    Pages: 320
    Binding: tp

    Following the rapid evolution of cyberpunk from Bruce Sterling and William Gibson into the current millennium, this vivid anthology welcomes a new generation of exciting writers to take the genre in new and unexpected directions. Cyberpunk freewheels with punk rock energy, careening between the internet, bioengineering, and international politics, its influence saturating entertainment and the mass media. Drawing on the traditions of the pioneering cyberpunk manifesto, Mirrorshades, each story delves into the gritty world of technological change. Legendary Mirrorshades editor and contributor Bruce Sterling is back, alongside such cutting-edge writers as Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Lethem, Gwyneth Jones, Hal Duncan, Charles Stross, and Pat Cadigan. With a daring introduction from James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel, editors of the controversial Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology, this collection is an exhilarating snapshot of a vibrant literary movement.

    Includes:
    Bicycle Repairman ? shortfiction by Bruce Sterling
    Red Sonja and Lessingham in Dreamland ? shortfiction by Gwyneth Jones
    How We Got Into Town and Out Again ? shortfiction by Jonathan Lethem
    Yeyuka ? shortfiction by Greg Egan
    The Final Remake of The Return of Little Latin Larry ? shortfiction by Pat Cadigan
    Thirteen Views of a Cardboard City ? shortfiction by William Gibson
    The Wedding Album ? shortfiction by David Marusek
    Daddy's World ? shortfiction by Walter Jon Williams
    The Dog Said Bow-Wow ? shortfiction by Michael Swanwick
    Lobsters ? shortfiction by Charles Stross
    What's Up, Tiger Lily ? shortfiction by Paul Di Filippo
    The Voluntary State ? shortfiction by Christopher Rowe
    Two Dreams on Trains ? shortfiction by Elizabeth Bear
    The Calorie Man ? shortfiction by Paolo Bacigalupi
    Search Engine ? shortfiction by Mary Rosenblum
    When SysAdmins Ruled the Earth ? shortfiction by Cory Doctorow
    Kessel-Sterling Correspondence ? essay by John Kessel and Bruce Sterling
    Hacking Cyberpunk (Introduction to Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology) ? essay by John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly

    Season of Betrayal
    Authors: Margaret Lowrie Robertson
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: Harvest Books
    Pages: 320
    Binding: tp

    Lara McCauley never wanted to go to Beirut. But in 1983, when her husband?s career as a foreign correspondent brings her there in the midst of the civil war, she tries to make the best of it for the sake of her marriage. Unlike the other foreign visitors?most of whom are hard-charging journalists like her husband?Lara can?t seem to find her footing in the chaotic city. Although she?s relatively insulated from risk, she?s as terrified of the frequent eruptions of violence as she is ashamed of her fear. Bored, lonely, and afraid, Lara defies her increasingly bullying husband by befriending a mysterious Polish journalist and beginning to work part-time as a broadcast film editor. But she is an inexperienced player in a dangerous game. As the U.S. Òmission of presenceÓ in Lebanon rapidly morphs into something far more deadly, Lara unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events with devastating consequences.

    Drawing on her years of experience as a foreign correspondent, Margaret Lowrie Robertson brings war-torn Beirut to life in this gripping debut.

    Shadow Falling
    Authors: Tui T. Sutherland
    Year: 2007-10-01
    Publisher: Eos
    Pages: 368
    Binding: hc

    I was born in a world ruled by gods.
    This worked out well for me, as I am a god.
    For centuries we were the rulers of our worlds.
    But things changed.
    Now, the stakes are high.
    Let the games begin. . . .

    Caught in an ancient
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    "Doctor Who" Encyclopedia (Dr Who)
    Authors: Gary Russell
    Year: 2007-10-04
    Publisher: BBC Books
    Pages: 192

    The definitive A-Z packed with never seen before photos, concept drawings and special effects artwork this is a must for every fan of the new series Doctor Who. Covering both Christopher Eccelston and David Tennant's Doctors this encyclopedia is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to know more about the Doctor, the Tardis, his friends and enemies and the worlds through which he travels. This is the Doctor Who book all the fans have been waiting for. It is written by Gary Russell the author of the bestselling Doctor Who: Inside Story.

    Can You Hear Me?
    Authors: Penny Kendal
    Year: 2007-10-04
    Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
    Pages: 288

    Only the ghost knows the truth...

    Eulalia! (Redwall)
    Authors: Brian Jacques
    Year: 2007-10-04
    Publisher: Philomel
    Pages: 400
    Binding: hc

    Lord Asheye of Salamandastron has a prophecy: A new Badger Lord must take his place and reign over the legendary badger fortress. But who is this young warrior who shuns both armor and sword? And how is he to be found? Mad Maudie, a feisty haremaid of the Long Patrol, is just the one to track him down. Meanwhile, the unsuspecting future Badger Lord has been captured by a scurrilous group of Sea Raiders led by the infamous fox, Vizka Longtooth, who intends on conquering Redwall Abbey. It is up to our young hero to defend Redwall so that he may fulfill his destiny as leader of Salamandastron.

    Grimoire: Tracked by Terror
    Authors: Brad Strickland
    Year: 2007-10-04
    Publisher: Dial
    Pages: 397
    Binding: hc

    Jarvey Midion is lost within the pages of the Grimoire, a mysterious book that allows its masters to conjure up new and ghostly worlds seemingly without end. Jarvey and his friend Betsy?s mission? To continue navigating through this ancient tome and figure out its secrets. But every time it seems as if they are getting closer to an answer, Jarvey?s nightmares serve up another bout of confusion. How can Jarvey fight an evil that he hasn?t even begun to comprehend? And worse, what if he can?t resist the temptations of the powerful book?
    The second installment in the suspenseful trilogy by Brad Strickland, Tracked by Terror continues the fast-paced and thrilling story of this puzzling book and the family that is imprisoned within its pages.

    Moon Without Magic
    Authors: Michael O. Tunnell
    Year: 2007-10-04
    Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
    Pages: 240
    Binding: hc

    Aminah can?t believe her luck?or lack of it?when she discovers that the jinni?s lamp is missing. Somehow the bottle imp remains outside the lamp, devoid of his powers. In their search for the lamp, the girl and the helpless jinni have to rely on wit, bravery, and a bit of sorcery from an unexpected source in order to survive thieving bands, pirates, and their biggest challenge of all: Princess Badr, who seeks not only the lamp, but also revenge. Readers will welcome this new Arabian adventure starring the resourceful heroine and outrageous jinni from the award-winning Wishing Moon.

    Wabi: A Hero's Tale
    Authors: Joseph Bruchac
    Year: 2007-10-04
    Publisher: Puffin
    Pages: 208
    Binding: pb

    Wabi was born an owl?a great horned owl who grew to become such a strong, confident creature that he was afraid of nothing. But now he is afraid. He fears that he might never win the heart of the girl he loves. Somehow, despite his own intentions, he has fallen in love with a girl?a beautiful, headstrong human girl. And so he begins the adventure of his life. He shape-shifts into huma
  16. Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Knight

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    At last, Fatal Revenant is out. It's been three years since book 1
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    Someone reads my thread! Let us know how the book is when you read it.

    The Children's Hospital
    Authors: Chris Adrian
    Year: 2007-10-10
    Publisher: Grove Press
    Pages: 624
    Binding: tp

    Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as ?one of the most revelatory novels in recent memory . . . Cleverly conceived and executed brilliantly,? The Children?s Hospital is the story of a hospital preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water, and a young medical student who finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny. Jemma Claflin is a third-year medical student at the unnamed hospital that is the only thing to survive after an apocalyptic storm. Inside the hospital, beds are filled with children with the most rare and complicated childhood diseases?a sort of new-age Noah?s Ark, a hospital filled with two of each kind of sickness. As Jemma and her fellow doctors attempt to make sense of what has happened to the world, and try to find the meaning of their futures, Jemma becomes a Moses figure, empowered with the mysterious ability to heal the sick by way of a green fire that shoots from her belly. Simultaneously epic and intimate, wildly imaginative and unexpectedly relevant, The Children?s Hospital is a work of stunning scope, mesmerizing detail, and wrenching emotion.

    Child of Time
    Authors: George Mann , David J Howe
    Year: 2007-10-15
    Publisher: Telos Publishing
    Pages: 200
    Binding: tp

    When Honoré and Emily investigate the bones of a young woman in the ruins of a collapsed house, they are thrown into a thrilling adventure that takes them from London in 1951 to Venice in 1586 and then forward a thousand years, to the terrifying, devastated London of 2586, ruled over by the sinister Sodality. What is the terrible truth about Emily's forgotten past? What demonic power are the Sodality plotting to reawaken? And who is the mysterious Dr Smith? All will be revealed in the stunning conclusion to the acclaimed Time Hunter series. Part mystery, part detective story, part dark fantasy, part science fiction ... original adventures in time and space.

    The Afterblight Chronicles: School's Out (Afterblight Chronicles)
    Authors: Scott Andrews
    Year: 2007-10-15
    Publisher: Abaddon Books
    Pages: 320
    Binding: pb

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    The Commons
    Authors: Matthew Hughes , Robert J. Sawyer
    Year: 2007-10-15
    Publisher: Robert J Sawyer Books
    Pages: 256
    Binding: tp

    For years now, 40,000 readers of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction have been reveling in the adventures of Matt Hughes's Guth Bandar, the hero of this novel. Hughes is one of the top voices in modern SF, and this book has a huge audience waiting for it.

    For 100,000 years, Old Earth's Institute for Historical Inquiry has mapped the collective unconscious of the human race. They have encountered all the archetypal figures - the Wise Man and the Fool, the Destroyer and the Redeemer - the "usual suspects" that populate the myths and legends at the back of the human mind.

    And now young Guth Bandar suspects the collective unconscious has become aware of itself. Worse, it has an agenda. And worst of all, it can force Bandar to go deep into the darkest forests of the mind, where the only escape from madness is death.

    The Secret Zoo
    Authors: Chick Bryan
    Year: 2007-10-15
    Publisher: Second Wish Press
    Pages: 252
    Binding: pb

    When three friends link a girl's disappearance to unusual activity at their local zoo, they discover that each exhibit holds a hidden passage to a secret zoo kingdom. To rescue their friend, the children must band with the animals, enter this mys
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    A Lick of Frost
    Authors: Laurell K. Hamilton
    Year: 2007-10-23
    Publisher: Ballantine Books
    Pages: 350
    Binding: hc

    I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of faerie, onetime private investigator in the mortal world. To be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch . . . and kill me.

    My royal guards surround me, and my best loved?my Darkness and my Killing Frost?are always beside me, sworn to protect and make love to me. But still the threat grows greater. For despite all my carnal efforts, I remain childless, while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I have slipped back into Los Angeles, hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue. But even exile isn?t enough to escape the grasp of those with dark designs.

    Now King Taranis, powerful and vainglorious ruler of faerie?s Seelie Court, has leveled accusations against my noble guards of a heinous crime?and has gone so far as to ask the mortal authorities to prosecute. If he succeeds, my men face extradition to faerie and the hideous penalties that await them there. But I know that Taranis?s charges are baseless, and I sense that his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now I fear his intentions are far more terrifying.

    Beka Cooper: Terrier
    Authors: Tamora Pierce
    Year: 2007-10-23
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Pages: 608
    Binding: pb

    Sixteen-year-old Beka Cooper lives far removed from knights, palaces, and the nobility. Her world revolves around thieves, beggars, taverns, and the lowest of the low. She's a trainee for the Provost's Guard?a rookie cop, in a world where a cop makes her own name based on her personality, her attitude toward money, and her love of the law. Beka means to prove that she is out to make her mark in this hard and physical world.

    She does face a large obstacle. She's shy. Painfully shy. Left to her own devices, she would have no friends. It's hard for her to talk to people she doesn't know. It's a problem for the Guards who train her, a real problem for Beka?unless she can figure out that a uniform is a kind of costume, one she can hide behind. One that will make her a more outspoken person. It will help a lot if people come to realize that under her shyness is a clever, determined young woman. It will help even more if she can make friends who can give her good advice. Luckily, she has one such friend living with her in her slum apartment: a purple-eyed black cat named Pounce. He can make himself understood in human speech if he wishes to. He's capable of doing weirdly intelligent things to help his young companion Beka. With Pounce to assist her, Beka cannot have an ordinary career.

    Beka tells her own story in a journal that she keeps from her very first day as a Puppy. The Guards are dubbed "Dogs" in her time and their trainees are called "Puppies." In its pages she writes of her days with her training Dogs, the pair who are to teach her what they know of survival on the streets in the city's toughest slum. Both are veterans. Tunstall is an easygoing, funny man who can be a little crazy in a fight. Goodwin is a small, tough woman who is opposed to Beka's presence at the beginning, a hard Dog and a smart one. They take charge when Beka brings them word of two vicious sets of crimes. Like everyone else in Beka's life, her partners find out that once Beka gets a case in her teeth, she hangs onto it like a terrier until it's been solved.

    I have all kinds of reasons why I went to the past of the Alanna books. In part I wanted to show how present-day Tortall came to be. I also knew George's fans would welcome any kind of return to the Lower City, even if it wasn't the Lower City of his time. I wanted to get away from the cour
  19. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Here, There Be Dragons wasn't that good, I was really disapointed by it.

    Broken Angels is a fantastic read, and the new Ender book looks interesting.
  20. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Sorry I've been so lax in replying here [face_blush] You're doing a fantastic job, and I thank you [:D]

    I'm not going to get the LKH book -- lately they've been all about sex and whining.

    I might get the Tamora Pierce book -- like you, I used to love her. I've read all of her Tortall books except the last two and loved them. I hope the new one is as good.
  21. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Yeah, that Ender book sounds interesting.
  22. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Apologies that these weren't up earlier. I've been on limited computer time with a neck issue and this actually takes a fair amount of computer time to put together. Sorry, and I'll have the rest of this week up later tonight or tomorrow.

    Choke Hold
    Authors: Warren Murphy , James Mullaney
    Year: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 224
    Binding: pb

    Pity poor tobacco tycoon Edgar Rawly. Thanks to lawsuits, government meddling and the inexplicable deaths of many of his best customers, his megabucks industry is gasping its last breath. That is, until the introduction of the Cheyenne Smooths, Rawly's latest product. Not quite tobacco, not quite legal, more addictive than crystal meth. Suddenly customers are once more beating a path to his door. That's when the bodies start piling up. Seems people are not only dying to taste the flavor of a Cheyenne Smooth, they're killing for it.

    Enter Remo Williams, the Destroyer, and Chiun, the deadly Master of Sinanju. They've been sent to kick some butt, but wind up in danger of being snuffed out themselves.

    Turns out Edgar Rawly is not the only shady character to recognize the value of the Cheyenne Smooths, and things really start to heat up when Remo bumps into a cult of ancient Chinese assassins, an Asian crime lord, and a worldwide addiction that just might send civilization up in smoke...and dump the Destroyer on the ash heap of history.

    Choosers of the Slain
    Authors: John Ringo
    Year: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: Baen
    Pages: 496
    Binding: pb

    Sequel to Ghost and Kildar.
    Former SEAL Michael Harmon (Ghost, Kildar) has a pretty good life. He's settled down in the country of Georgia and built a solid commando-quality militia out of his local retainers. The Keldara have an ancient history of being first-class mountain warriors and all they needed was a few million in modern weapons and training to bring them up to speed. Now, with the Keldara keeping the area safe from Chechen raiders, and the various other terrorists that want Ghost's head on their wall, he can settle back, relax in his harem and drink a few beers. However, a US senator has a problem. A "major financial contributor's" daughter has been kidnapped into the labyrinthian depths of the Balkans sex-slave trade. The US government has been unable to find her and the Senator is very interested in changing that condition. Five million dollars interested. As Ghost and his Keldara warriors blast a gaping hole through the middle of the trade, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more to the mission than a "poor missing waif." There's a rot underneath, and the stench is coming from the very floor of the Capitol. Being at war with Albanian gangs is one thing. Taking on Washington is a different ball game. But Ghost never believed in fighting fair.

    Dog Days
    Authors: John Levitt
    Year: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: Ace
    Pages: 304
    Binding: pb

    First in a new urban fantasy series-with a bite as magical as its bark.

    Mason used to be an enforcer, ensuring that suspect magic practitioners stayed in line. But now he scrapes out a living playing guitar. Good thing he has Louie, his magical...well, let's call him a dog. But there are some kinds of evil that even Louie can't sniff out. And when Mason is attacked by a supernatural assailant, he'll have to fall back on the one skill he's mastered in music and magic-improvisation.

    Dragon's Teeth
    Authors: James A. Hetley
    Year: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: Ace
    Pages: 336
    Binding: pb

    Two unusual families-the shapeshifting Morgans and the Haskell witches-have maintained an uneasy alliance for generations. Now the vengeful spirit of a dark sorcerer will force them to unite once more-or turn against one another.

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  23. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    The new Republic Commando book was just released today as well, by Karen Traviss.
  24. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [:D]

    Meh, not really into those (aka haven't tried it and don't plan to).
  25. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Yeah, I was told to leave off the Star Wars ones, but I did pick that book up today.

    There's some more books coming out on Nov 1st, I'll get to those sometime tomorrow. :)


    Ruler of the Realm

    Authors: Herbie Brennan
    Year: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
    Pages: 448
    Binding: pb

    It is Henry?s third visit to the Faerie Realm, but this time in a rather different guise and to a rather different kind of place. Holly Blue is Queen and Lord Hairstreak appears to be proposing a truce between the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. Meanwhile Prince Pyrgus has stumbled across some mysterious crystal flowers with an apparently formidable secret weapon, and there are rumours of a demon invasion led by Beleth, the Prince of Darkness.

    Queen Blue, wary of her uncle?s uncharacteristic generosity, pays a visit to the Spicemaster?s labyrinth in an attempt to divine the possible future of the Realm. She is warned to beware someone close, little realizing just how careful she will need to be ? and when she is kidnapped by the most unlikely candidate, the Realm rapidly descends into chaos.

    In a thrilling adventure Blue, Pyrgus and Henry will find themselves in the midst of a furious battle to protect the future of the Realm and secure the throne for the rightful ruler.

    Sands of the Soul
    Authors: Voronica Whitney-Robinson
    Year: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
    Pages: 320
    Binding: pb

    An exciting series especially for readers new to the Forgotten Realms(R)!

    Thazienne Uskevren, the only legitimate daughter of the wealthy Uskevren family, has suffered blow after blow to her body and spirit. Even as she struggles to mend her fractured soul, Tazi finds herself on a journey that will take her far from the safety of Selgaunt and into the deadly heart of the Calim Desert. There the shifting sands hide an old foe, who holds the key to Tazi's salvation--or the doom of Sembia.



    Sixty Days and Counting

    Authors: Kim Stanley Robinson
    Year: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: Bantam
    Pages: 480
    Binding: pb

    By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world?s climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next.

    But the president-elect remains optimistic and doesn?t intend to give up without a fight. A maverick in every sense of the word, Chase starts organizing the most ambitious plan to save the world from disaster since FDR?and assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it.

    For Charlie Quibler, this means reentering the political fray full-time and giving up full-time care of his young son, Joe. For Frank Vanderwal, hampered by a brain injury, it means trying to protect the woman he loves from a vengeful ex and a rogue ?black ops? agency not even the president can control?a task for which neither Frank?s work at the National Science Foundation nor his study of Tibetan Buddhism can prepare him.

    In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the last?and most terrible?of natural disasters looms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock . . . the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.

    Soarer's Choice
    Authors: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
    Year: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
    Pages: 576
    Binding: pb

    L.E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to the world of Corus and concludes the trilo
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