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  1. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    A Forest of Stars
    Authors: Kevin J. Anderson
    Year: 2007-11-01
    Publisher: Orbit
    Pages: 704
    Binding: pb

    Five years after attacking the human-colonized worlds of the Spiral Arm, the hydrogues maintain absolute control over stardrive fuel...and their embargo is strangling human civilization. On Earth, mankind suffers from renewed attacks by the hydrogues and decides to use a cybernetic army to fight them. Yet the Terran leaders don't realize that these military robots have already exterminated their own makers - and may soon turn on humanity. Once the rulers of an expanding empire, humans have become the galaxy's most endangered species. But the sudden appearance of incredible new beings will destroy all balances of power. Now for humans and the myriad alien factions in the universe, the real war is about to begin...and genocide may be the result.


    Altered Carbon

    Authors: Richard Morgan
    Year: 2007-11-01
    Publisher: Gollancz
    Pages: 544

    In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person?s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or ?sleeve?) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

    Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats ?existence? as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning. . . .

    Amberlight
    Authors: Sylvia Kelso
    Year: 2007-11-01
    Publisher: Juno Books
    Pages: 272
    Binding: pb

    Tellurith, the head of a great ruling House in Amberlight, inexplicably finds a battered outlander left for dead in the streets of the legendary city - and an oracle reveals that he must not die. The man, although stripped of his memory, may know of a threat to Amberlight's unique possession: the motherlodes of the qherrique, the pearl-rock that gives their world its most powerful tool. Tangled in intrigue, insurrection and brutal warfare, it will take a cataclysmic upheaval for Tellurith and the stranger to begin to grasp the more-than-human mystery that brought them together.

    Apricot Brandy
    Authors: Lynn Cesar
    Year: 2007-11-01
    Publisher: Juno Books
    Pages: 240
    Binding: tp

    Karen Fox returns to the family homestead after her father's suicide and discovers it has become the locus of a malignant Mayan plant demon. She must battle the demon and its adherents with the help of Kyle, an ex-con, and Quetzal, a magic-wielding Guatemalan bruja. Quetzal raises an army of the ghosts of women who have been sacrificed - but if they cannot win the battle, their souls will be forfeit.

    Bandersnatch
    Authors: Paul Tremblay , Sean Wallace
    Year: 2007-11-01
    Publisher: Wildside Press
    Pages: 192
    Binding: hc

    Rich in curiosity and virtue, poor in dirths of the imagination and the dull phrase, Bandersnatch in this dead trees edition, eschewing flesh-and-blood for pulp, deals in the currency of wonder and mystery.

    Blood Beast
    Authors: Darren Shan
    Year: 2007-11-01
    Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
    Pages: 240
    Binding: hc

    "Locked inside Dervish's study. Breath coming quickly, raggedly. Trembling wildly. I still feel sick and dizzy, but maybe
  2. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Queens of Tristaine: Tristaine Book Four
    Authors: Cate Culpepper
    Year: 2007-11-12
    Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
    Pages: 288
    Binding: tp

    When a deadly plague stalks the Amazons of Tristaine, Jess and Brenna must return to the place of their nightmares, the notorious City Clinic, to find a cure.

    Tristaine's hard-won peace is shattered when a lethal epidemic threatens to devastate the Amazon clan. Their only hope for a cure lies in the sinister laboratories of the City Clinic. To save the sisters they love, Jess and Brenna must leave their mountain village and return to the malevolent government facility that almost cost them their lives. The danger they face is harrowing, the stakes enormous...and they have precious little time.

    A New Heritage of Horror: The English Gothic Cinema, Revised and Updated Edition
    Authors: David Pirie
    Year: 2007-11-13
    Publisher: I. B. Tauris
    Pages: 352
    Binding: tp

    David Pirie?s acclaimed 'A Heritage of Horror' was the first book on the British horror movie, and the first to detect and analyse the roots of British horror, identifying it as 'the only staple cinematic myth which Britain can properly claim as its own.' It has long been regarded as a trail-blazing classic, ?having the force of a revelation?, according to one recent study of the subject, and heralded by Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese.
    Now with 'A New Heritage of Horror', David Pirie has revised his original work, bringing the story up to date and into the 21st century. Alongside the classic films of the twentieth century, all explored within the full context of their production and appearance on our screens, he examines the latest horror boom, inaugurated by such films as 'The Others' and '28 Days Later'. He has also uncovered fresh documentation from the original files for this new edition, to add more revelations abuot the history of UK horror and Hammer Films, not least the largely untold story of their desperate battles against censorship. He has further up-dated the original text and added new illustrations. 'The New Heritage of Horror' promises to be one of the key film books of 2008.

    Chronicles of the Black Company
    Authors: Glen Cook
    Year: 2007-11-13
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 704
    Binding: tp

    Darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead.

    Then comes the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more?.

    This omnibus edition comprises The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose.

    Confessor
    Authors: Terry Goodkind
    Year: 2007-11-13
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 592
    Binding: hc

    Descending into darkness, about to be overwhelmed by evil, those people still free are powerless to stop the coming dawn of a savage new world, while Richard faces the guilt of knowing that he must let it happen. Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he lovesand has lost. Join Richard and Kahlan in the concluding novel of one of the most remarkable and memorable journeys ever written. It started with one rule, and will end with the rule of all rules, the rule unwritten, the rule unspoken since the dawn of history. When next the sun rises, the world will be forever changed.

    Dark Lord
    Authors: Ed Greenwood
    Year: 2007-11-13
    Publisher: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD
    Binding: unk

    When he mysteriously finds himself drawn into a world of his own devising, writer Rod Everlar is confronted by a shocking truth ? he has lost control of his creation to a brooding cabal of evil. In order to save his creation ? and himself ? he must seize control of Falconfar and halt the spread of co
  3. Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Knight

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    I've not got it yet. I've a long trip on a train in a couple of weeks and I think it'll be the ideal travelling companion. Having waited three years another couple of weeks won't kill me. I will let you know what it's like once I have finished it.

    BTW, please don't stop. This is a great thread to scan through every couple of weeks to see if anything worth buying has been released. I think you are doing a great job and I'm sure I'm not the only one who reads it.
  4. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Twilight: A Novel
    Authors: William Gay
    Year: 2007-11-20
    Publisher: Anchor Canada
    Pages: 240
    Type: NOVEL

    Suspecting that something is amiss with their father?s burial, teenager Kenneth Tyler and his sister Corrie venture to his gravesite and make a horrific discovery: their father, a whiskey bootlegger, was not actually buried in the casket they bought for him. Worse, they learn that the undertaker, Fenton Breece, has been grotesquely manipulating the dead.

    Armed with incriminating photographs, Tyler becomes obsessed with bringing the perverse undertaker to justice. But first, he must outrun Granville Sutter, a local strongman and convicted murderer hired by Fenton to destroy the evidence. With his poetic, haunting prose, William Gay rewrites the rules of the gothic fairytale while exploring the classic Southern themes of good and evil.

    Evil for Evil (Engineer Trilogy)
    Authors: K. J. Parker
    Year: 2007-11-21
    Publisher: Orbit
    Pages: 704
    Binding: tp

    Civitas Vadanis is in trouble. The Mezentines have declared war; and the Mezentines are very focused on their goals when it comes to killing. Duke Valens, of Civitas Vadanis, has a dilemma. He knows that his city cannot withstand the invading army; yet its walls are his only defence against the Mezentines. Perhaps the only way to save his people is to flee, but that will not be easy either. Ziani Vaatzes, an engineer exiled by the Mezentines for his abominable creations, has already proven that he can defend a city. But Ziani Vaatzes has his own concerns, and the fate of Civitas Vadanis may not be one of them.

    Dr. Quantum in the Grandfather Paradox (Dr. Quantum) (Dr. Quantum) (Dr. Quantum)
    Authors: Etan Boritzer , Fred Alan Wolf
    Year: 2007-11-23
    Publisher: Elora Media
    Binding: tp

    First introduced in the worldwide hit film "What The Bleep Do We Know?!" , "Dr. Quantum in The Grandfather Paradox" is the first in series of adventures which sends Dr. Quantum and his team back in time to save the universe from immenent peril.

    Antediluvian Tales
    Authors: Poppy Z. Brite
    Year: 2007-11-25
    Publisher: Subterranean Press
    Binding: hc

    From Publishers Weekly
    The seven stories in this slim collection from Brite (Soul Kitchen) form a poignant requiem for pre-Katrina New Orleans, which serves as the setting for all of them. Most are brief sketches featuring characters on the periphery of her tales of chefs Rickey and G-Man, and in their descriptions of local landmarks and daily rituals of the natives, one catches the author's unabashed affection for the Big Easy. Two stories, Wound Man and Horned Melon Go to Hell and The Devil of Delery Street, come from the supernatural side of Brite's oeuvre, but the book's best is The Feast of St. Rosalie, whose simple account of a young woman contemplating romance in the midst of a religious festival mixes charm and pathos for a beautiful elegy to Brite's hometown.


    Escape From Hell!

    Authors: Hal Duncan
    Year: 2007-11-25
    Publisher: MonkeyBrain Books
    Pages: 128
    Binding: pb

    A hitman, a hooker, a homosexual kid, and a hobo suicide make the ultimate prison break...escape from Hell itself! But when news of their attempted escape gets out, the souls of the damned are transformed into a rioting mob, and all Hell truly does break loose. It's Escape from New York meets Jacob's Ladder, by one of fantasy's rising stars.

    Stargate Atlantis: Blood Ties: SGA--8 (Stargate Atlantis)
    Authors: Sonny Whitelaw , Elizabeth Christensen
    Year: 2007-11-25
    Publisher: Fandemonium Books
    Pages: 336
    Binding: pb

    The Atlantis team return from the Pegasus Galaxy to investigate a Wraith sighting on Earth. Teaming up with members of SG-1, they soon discover that the Wraith aren't the only monsters stalking human prey.

    The Nye Incidents
    Authors: Whitley St
  5. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    They released River Horses as a hardcover? Wow, that's surprising, and probably not worth the money on it's own.

    Connie Willis is fantastic, I'll look for that one and Evil for Evil is on my radar...
  6. Space_Wolf Force Ghost

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    Good work here. There's a few I've spotted that look worth reading, but I have too many to get through already.
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  8. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Colliding Forces
    Authors: Constance O'Day-Flannery
    Year: 2007-11-27
    Publisher: Tor Paranormal Romance
    Price: $4.99
    Binding: pb

    Deborah Stark is a newscaster with ambition to spare and a take-no-prisoners attitude when it comes to love. Her latest whirlwind affair with the darkly sexy Marcus ends with D. never expecting to see him again. Then her mother dies right before Thanksgiving and Marcus shows up on the doorstep of D.?s childhood home in New Jersey--and the ice around her heart cracks a little.

    But for D., work comes first. She?s deep into a story about corruption throughout the highest levels of the company that owns her Philadelphia television station, and not even the hint of true love can distract her.

    Marcus has secrets--about the mysterious Foundation he works for, about his ability to shape-shift--secrets D. isn?t ready to hear. But when D. realizes that Marcus is too aware of what she?s investigating to be an innocent bystander, she knows she must accept his truths. For only with Marcus?s help will D. survive long enough to expose corruption . . . and claim love.

    Crystal Dragon
    Authors: Sharon Lee , Steve Miller
    Year: 2007-11-27
    Publisher: Ace
    Pages: 384
    Binding: pb

    Teamed up with a rogue soldier, an odd duo who call themselves wizards, and a sentient tree, Cantra yos'Phelium is the universe's last hope against a merciless world-destroying enemy.

    Cursor's Fury
    Authors: Jim Butcher
    Year: 2007-11-27
    Publisher: Ace
    Pages: 544
    Binding: pb

    In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world in which the powerful forces of nature take physical form. But even magic cannot sway the corruption that threatens to destroy the realm of Alera once and for all.

    [Has anyone read this series by Butcher? I've read the Dresden ones, but I haven't picked these up yet. Are they any good?]


    Demon Eyes (Leisure Fiction)
    Authors: L. H. Maynard , M. P. N. Sims
    Year: 2007-11-27
    Publisher: Leisure
    Pages: 384
    Binding: pb

    No description.

    Divine Night (Love Spell Paranormal Romance)
    Authors: Melanie Jackson
    Year: 2007-11-27
    Publisher: Leisure
    Binding: pb

    No description.

    Dragon's Fire
    Authors: Anne McCaffrey , Todd J. Mccaffrey
    Year: 2007-11-27
    Publisher: del Rey
    Pages: 432
    Binding: pb

    Bringing fresh wonders and dangers to light in the skies of Pern, Anne McCaffrey and her son, Todd, who demonstrated his writing talents in the bestselling novels Dragon?s Kin and Dragonsblood, return with their second collaboration: a thrilling adventure of discovery and fate.

    Pellar is an orphan taken in by Masterharper Zist. Though born mute, Pellar is a gifted tracker, and when Zist sets off to take over as harper for Natalon?s coal-mining camp, Pellar?along with his fire-lizard, Chitter?joins him on a secret mission of his own: to find out if reported thefts of coal are the work of the Shunned, criminals condemned to a life of wandering and hardship.

    Halla is one of the children of the Shunned. Though innocent of their parents? crimes, these children have inherited their cruel punishment. Lack of food, shelter, and clothes is their lot; hope is unknown to them. And what future would they hope for? Without a hold to call their own, there will be no protection for them when the lethal Thread inevitably falls again. Life is even tougher for Halla. Her family gone, she must fend for herself. Yet despite the brutality of her surroundings, Halla is kind and gentle, devoted to those more helpless than she.

    As depraved as Halla is good, Tenim is in league with Tarik, a crooked miner from Camp Natalon,
  9. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Starship: Mercenary
    Authors: Mike Resnick
    Year: 2007-12-05
    Publisher: Pyr
    Pages: 290
    Binding: hc

    The date is 1968 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now. The Republic, created by the human race but not yet dominated by it, is in the midst of an all-out war with the Teroni Federation. Captain Wilson Cole, a man with a
    reputation for exceeding orders but getting results, found himself the victim of a media feeding frenzy, a political scapegoat despite years of dedicated military service. Faced with a court martial, he was rescued by the loyal crew of his ship, the Theodore Roosevelt. Branded mutineers, the Teddy R. has quit the Republic, never to return.

    Seeking to find a new life, Wilson Cole first remade the Teddy R. as a pirate ship plying the spaceways of the lawless Inner Frontier. But military discipline and honor were a poor match for a life of pillaging and plundering, and Cole's principles naturally limited his targets. Seeking a better way of life, the Teddy R. becomes a mercenary ship, hiring out to the highest bidder. Whether it's evacuating a hospital before war can reach it, freeing a client from an alien prison, or stopping a criminal cartel from extorting money from a terrified planet, the crew of the Teddy R. proves equal to the task. Along the way they form a partnership with the once human Platinum Duke, team up with a former enemy, and make the unique Singapore Station their headquarters.

    But the life of a mercenary is not always predictable, and eventually circumstance pits Cole and the Teddy R. against his right-hand woman, the former Pirate Queen known as the Valkyrie. Soon the fragile trust that has grown between these two legends is put to the test as they find themselves on opposite sides of a job.

    A Shout for the Dead
    Authors: James Barclay
    Year: 2007-12-06
    Publisher: Gollancz
    Pages: 608

    No description.

    Blood Brothers
    Authors: Nora Roberts
    Year: 2007-12-10
    Publisher: Large Print Press
    Binding: tp

    In the town of Hawkins Hollow, it's called The Seven. Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys-Caleb, Fox, and Gage-went on a camping trip to The Pagan Stone. And twenty-one years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men-and the women who love them.

    Borne in Blood
    Authors: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
    Year: 2007-12-10
    Publisher: TOR Books
    Pages: 368
    Binding: hc

    The year is 1817.In Switzerland, the Count Saint-Germain leads a comfortable life with his paramour Hero whose husband died fighting Napoleon. Saint-Germain's loving kindness cannot keep Hero from missing her children who are being raised by their hard-hearted grandfather.The Count has become intrigued by the work of an Austrian noble investigating the properties of blood, a subject always of key interest to a vampire.But when the noble's beautiful ward fixates sexually on the Count, the vampire fears for himself and his gentle lover. With Borne in Blood, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's saga of Count Saint-Germain, reaches a milestone-the twentieth volume of the vampire's adventures.The Saint-Germain cycle is one of our age's most compelling bodies of work of dark fantasy and horror, and the longest running series of vampire novels.Historically accurate, these deeply emotional novels have a devoted readership. Recognizing her impact on the genre, the International Horror Guild named Chelsea Quinn Yarbro a Living Legend at the World Fantasy Convention in 2006.

    Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science
    Authors: Neil Hook , Mark Brake
    Year: 2007-12-10
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Pages: 250
    Binding: hc

    Since its emergence in the seventeenth century, science fiction has been a sustained, coherent and subversive check on the promises and pitfalls of science. I
  10. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Holy Crap, I want the Science Fiction History book.
  11. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I believe Raven has read the Codex series or whatever by Butcher; he'd probably tell you about it.

    I need to go through these more carefully; looks like a lot of good stuff :D
  12. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Beyond Window-Dressing? Canadian Children's Fantasy at the Millennium
    Authors: K. V. Johansen
    Year: 2007-12-14
    Publisher: Sybertooth Inc
    Pages: 152
    Binding: tp

    In the late twentieth century, Canadian children's fantasy had a poor reputation internationally. Was this reputation deserved, and if so, has the quality of children's fantasy and the climate for its publication improved since that time? After a survey of twentieth-century Canadian children's fantasy, Beyond Window-Dressing examines these questions through an extensive cross-section of Canadian children's fantasy published between 2000 and 2004. From Palmer Cox and Catherine Anthony Clark to Judd Palmer and Alison Baird, and writers of international reputation such as Dave Duncan, O.R. Melling, Kenneth Oppel and Charles de Lint, Beyond Window-Dressing weighs Canadian fantasy against the best of the UK and US. It provides not only a window onto Canadian developments in the genre during the opening years of the twenty-first century, but insists that fantasy must be judged by standards as rigorous as those applied to any other genre of literature. K.V. Johansen held the 2001 Eileen Wallace Research Fellowship in Children's Literature from the Eileen Wallace Collection at the University of New Brunswick and was the recipient of the 2004 Frances E. Russell Award for research in children's literature from the Canadian section of IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People. She has Master's Degrees in Medieval Studies (Toronto) and in English (McMaster), and is the author of a number of fantasy and science fiction novels for children and teens. Her 2005 book on the history of children's fantasy, Quests and Kingdoms: A Grown-Up's Guide to Children's Fantasy Literature, has received international critical acclaim and was short-listed for the 2006 Harvey Darton Award. The author's website may be found at: www.pippin.ca

    The Escapement
    Authors: K. J. Parker
    Year: 2007-12-14
    Publisher: Orbit
    Pages: 592
    Binding: tp

    The engineer Ziani Vaatzes engineered a war to be reunited with his family. The deaths were regrettable, but he had no choice. Duke Valens dragged his people into the war to save the life of one woman - a woman whose husband he then killed. He regrets the evil he's done, but he, equally, had no choice. Secretary Psellus never wanted to rule the Republic, or fight a desperate siege for its survival. As a man of considerable intelligence, he knows that he has a role to play - and little choice but to accept it. The machine has been built. All that remains is to set it in motion.

    Amberlight
    Authors: Sylvia Kelso
    Year: 2007-12-15
    Publisher: Juno Books
    Pages: 304
    Binding: hc

    Tellurith, the head of a great ruling House in Amberlight, inexplicably finds a battered outlander left for dead in the streets of the legendary city - and an oracle reveals that he must not die. The man, although stripped of his memory, may know of a threat to Amberlight's unique possession: the motherlodes of the qherrique, the pearl-rock that gives their world its most powerful tool. Tangled in intrigue, insurrection and brutal warfare, it will take a cataclysmic upheaval for Tellurith and the stranger to begin to grasp the more-than-human mystery that brought them together.

    Conclave of the Cryptic 7, Volume 1
    Authors: Roy Klaire
    Year: 2007-12-15
    Publisher: Orange Palm/Magn Magus
    Pages: 174
    Binding: tp

    Plunge into a universe yet to be discovered! 'We must admit it, we are not alone! Exceptional beings OcohabitO our Universe, and man's isolation draws to a close. The time has come for Knowledge to circulate freely from one world, one universe, and one galaxy to another...'

    Contagion
    Authors: Jason Gehlert
    Year: 2007-12-15
    Publisher: Stonegarden.Net Publishing
    Pages: 220
    B
  13. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    I'm doing this a bit early because I'm traveling.

    A March into Darkness: Volume II of The Destinies of Blood and Stone
    Authors: Robert Newcomb
    Year: 2007-12-26
    Publisher: del Rey
    Pages: 640
    Binding: pb

    The defeat and death of the evil Wulfgar should inspire a time of rejoicing throughout Eutracia. But Prince Tristan grieves. Not only is his beloved wife dead, but across the Sea of Whispers, in the island fortress known as the Citadel, Wulfgar?s bride, the sorceress Serena, plots to continue her husband?s nefarious plans, aided by the Scroll of the Vagaries and the advice of the otherworldly Heretics. Although the ranks of Tristan?s faithful soldiers were decimated in recent battle, the prince nevertheless plans a bold surprise attack.

    But on the eve of the mission, disaster strikes. From behind the towering azure wall of magical energy in the forbidding face of the massive Tolenka Mountains comes Xanthus, a powerful warrior dispatched by the Heretics to bring Tristan into their mysterious realm. A master of a mystical martial art against which even the great swordsman Tristan is helpless, Xanthus launches a reign of terror against Eutracia?s innocent subjects, compelling Tristan to journey behind the azure wall. There, in a magical land as beautiful as it is violent, Tristan will learn the shocking truth about the destiny he and Shailiha, his sister, will share.

    In Tristan?s absence, Shailiha must lead the fleet of Black Ships against the Citadel, accompanied by the wizards Faegan and Wigg and the beautiful pirate queen Tyranny. But unknown to them, Serena has prepared a deadly trap with hellish creatures summoned by the Heretics. And as Shailiha?s troops sail blindly into danger, Serena is preparing a spell unlike anything the world has ever seen?a spell powerful enough to defeat death itself.

    Black Magic Woman
    Authors: Justin Gustainis
    Year: 2007-12-26
    Publisher: Solaris
    Pages: 256
    Binding: tp

    Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his "consultant", white witch Libby Chastain, are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York, searching out the root of the curse. After surviving a series of terrifying attempts on their lives, the two find themselves drawn inexorably towards Salem itself - the very heart of darkness.

    By Venom's Sweet Sting (Hallowmere)
    Authors: Tiffany Trent
    Year: 2007-12-26
    Publisher: Mirrorstone
    Binding: pb

    Are Corrine and her friends strong enough to take on the Fey?

    Following the destruction of Falston, Corrine and her schoolmates embark for Scotland to chase Rory and the stolen rathstone. On the moors of Kenmore, tensions mount between the friends as a new love interest comes into Corrine's life. In the layers of lies and secrets, who can she trust?

    In this exciting sequel to In the Serpent's Coils, Tiffany Trent delivers a larger-then-life battle between the Fey that readers will never forget!

    Doctor Who: Peacemaker (Dr Who)
    Authors: James Swallow
    Year: 2007-12-26
    Publisher: Random House UK
    Pages: 256
    Binding: hc

    The Doctor and Martha are about to find out if a sonic screwdriver is more powerful than a six-shooter in the latest in the bestselling series of Doctor Who novels. The peace and quiet of a remote homestead in the 1880s American West is shattered by the arrival of two shadowy outriders searching for 'the healer'. When the farmer refuses to help them, they raze the house to the ground using guns that shoot bolts of energy instead of bullets. Meanwhile, in the town of Redwater, the Doctor and Martha learn of a snake-oil salesman who's patent medicines actually cure his patient. But when the Doctor and Martha investigate they discover the truth is stranger, and far more dangerous. Caught between the law of the gun a
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    Across the Face of the World
    Authors: Russell Kirkpatrick
    Year: 2008-01-01
    Publisher: Orbit
    Pages: 736
    Binding: pb

    From a tiny snowbound village, five men and women are about to embark on a journey that will change their lives -and the destiny of their world.For two thousand years, since he was cast out from Dona Mihst, the fabled Undying Man has been plotting his revenge on the Most High. The Destroyer's plans of vengeance are nearing fruition-and he will allow nothing to stand in his way.But one man has escaped from the Destroyer's prison, and even though the Lords of Fear ride in pursuit, he will bring word to his people. It will be up to his sons, Hal and Leith, together with a small group of villagers, to warn their world of the coming war.

    Bella at Midnight
    Authors: Diane Stanley , Bagram Ibatoulline
    Year: 2008-01-01
    Publisher: HarperTrophy
    Binding: pb

    Bella has grown up thinking that she was just a simple peasant girl. But suddenly, Bella's world collapses. First, her best friend, Julian, betrays her. Then she finds out that she is, in fact, Isabel, the daughter of a knight who abandoned her in infancy. And now he wants her back. Bella is torn from her beloved foster family and tries to accept her new life with her deranged father and his resentful wife. But when she finds out about a terrible plot that threatens the kingdom, she sets out on a journey that will lead her to a destiny far greater than she could have imagined.

    Black: Book 1 in the Circle Trilogy
    Authors: Ted Dekker
    Year: 2008-01-01
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson
    Pages: 432
    Binding: tp

    Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly espaces to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head . . . and his world goes black.

    From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world--a world where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman. Then he remembers the dream of the chase as he reaches to touch the blood on his head.

    Where does the dream end and reality begin? Every time he falls asleep in one world, he awakes in the other--both facing catastrophic disaster. Thomas is being pushed beyond his limits . . . even beyond the limits of space and time.

    Blood in the Fruit
    Authors: L. Timmel Duchamp
    Year: 2008-01-01
    Publisher: Aqueduct Press
    Pages: 568

    Blood in the Fruit, the hard-hitting fourth volume of the five-novel Marq ssan Cycle, focuses sharp, analytical attention on human rights issues. The novel opens in October 2086. After ten years absence, the Marq ssan Fleet returns to Earth to determine whether humans should be quarantined, and a young alien, unprepared for the shock of human culture, becomes a dangerous loose cannon taking violent, unilateral action. In the Free Zone, a flood of renegades led by Elizabeth Weatherall establish a fortress; even Hazel Bell, Weatherall s lover, doesn t know what they re up to. In the US, when the government responds to increasing dissent and civil disorder by ratcheting up its repressive tactics, brave and dedicated human rights activists like Celia Espin join forces with the Free Zones in a global challenge that threatens to undermine governments around the world. Blood in the Fruit offers a grand, sweeping story through the eyes of four individuals with markedly contrasting perspectives and experience.

    Earthblood and Other Stories
    Authors: Keith Laumer , Rosel George Brown
    Year: 2008-01-01
    Publisher: Baen
    Pages: 544
    Binding: tp

    Two complete novels of interstellar adventure:

    Earthblood by Keith Laumer and Rosel George Brown chronicles one man's struggle to find his destiny in a future where the very existence of Earth is a legend that few believe. Humanity was defeated by the hostile Niss mille
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    Debatable Space
    Authors: Philip Palmer
    Year: 2008-01-07
    Publisher: Orbit
    Pages: 384
    Binding: tp

    Flanagan (who is, for want of a better word, a pirate) has a plan. It seems relatively simple: kidnap Lena, the Cheo's daughter, demand a vast ransom for her safe return, sit back and wait. Only the Cheo, despotic ruler of the known universe, isn't playing ball. Flanagan and his crew have seen this before, of course, but since they've learned a few tricks from the bad old days and since they know something about Lena that should make the plan foolproof, the Cheo's defiance is a major setback. It is a situation that calls for extreme measures. Luckily, Flanagan has considerable experience in this area . . .

    The Best of Lucius Shepard
    Authors: Lucius Shepard
    Year: 2008-01-07
    Publisher: Subterranean Press
    Pages: 600
    Binding: hc

    Contents

    * The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule ? (1984) ? novelette by Lucius Shepard
    * Salvador ? (1984) ? shortstory by Lucius Shepard
    * A Spanish Lesson ? (1985) ? novelette by Lucius Shepard
    * The Jaguar Hunter ? (1985) ? novelette by Lucius Shepard
    * R & R ? (1986) ? novella by Lucius Shepard
    * The Arcevoalo ? (1986) ? novelette by Lucius Shepard
    * Shades ? (1987) ? novelette by Lucius Shepard
    * Delta Sly Honey ? (1987) ? shortstory by Lucius Shepard
    * Life of Buddha ? (1988) ? novelette by Lucius Shepard
    * White Trains ? (1987) ? poem by Lucius Shepard
    * Jack's Decline ? (1988) ? shortstory by Lucius Shepard
    * Beast of the Heartland ? (1992) ? novelette by Lucius Shepard
    * Radiant Green Star ? (2000) ? novella by Lucius Shepard
    * Only Partly Here ? (2003) ? novelette by Lucius Shepard
    * Jailwise ? (2003) ? novella by Lucius Shepard
    * Hands Up! Who Wants to Die? ? (2004) ? shortfiction by Lucius Shepard
    * Dead Money ? (2007) ? novella by Lucius Shepard
    * Stars Seen Through Stone ? (2007) ? novella by Lucius Shepard

    A Rush of Wings
    Authors: Adrian Phoenix
    Year: 2008-01-08
    Publisher: Pocket
    Pages: 416
    Binding: tp

    HIS NAME IS DANTE.

    Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.

    HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY.

    F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.

    HIS FUTURE IS CHAOS.

    What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer -- and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire -- in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny....

    Blasphemy
    Authors: Douglas Preston
    Year: 2008-01-08
    Publisher: Forge Books
    Pages: 416
    Binding: hc

    The world's biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was built to reveal the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself.The Torus is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the world's most powerful supercomputer. It is the brainchild of Nobel Laureate William North Hazelius. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the
  16. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    Blasphemy sounds interesting. I'll definitely have to pick that one up.

    Thanks, Sey, for all your hard work!
  17. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Maggie Again
    Authors: John D. Husband
    Year: 2008-01-15
    Publisher: Talywain Press
    Pages: 276
    Binding: tp

    Life is idyllic for four rural Indiana teenagers until one of them, Maggie, moves to New York City with her parents in this time-warp yarn set in 1926 and 1984. When Maggie's three friends hop a boxcar to visit her in New York, their journey takes a mystical turn, catapulting them to the year 1984 and, eventually, back again. On their return to 1926, they try to manipulate events in their favor, only to find that "time" is a fickle chronicler of events -- which wreaks havoc with their best intentions.

    Northwest of Earth: The Complete Northwest Smith
    Authors: C. L. Moore
    Year: 2008-01-15
    Publisher: Paizo Publishing, LLC.
    Pages: 220
    Binding: tp

    75th Anniversary Edition! Among the best-written and most emotionally complex stories of the Pulp Era, the tales of intergalactic smuggler Northwest Smith still resonate strongly 75 years after their first publication. From the crumbling temples of forgotten gods on Venus to the seedy pleasure halls of old Mars, Northwest Smith blazes a trail through the underbelly of the solar system in 13 action-packed stories you won't soon forget.

    The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch: A Grotesque Tale of Horror
    Authors: Ladislav Klima , Carleton Bulkin
    Year: 2008-01-15
    Publisher: Twisted Spoon Press
    Pages: 243
    Binding: tp

    Kl'ma believed that philosophy cannot be limited to speaking or writing; it must be lived. This led him to embark on a lifelong pursuit of becoming God, which he equated with Absolute Will. Drawing his greatest inspiration from Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, he developed his conceps of will and radical subjectivism in numerous essays, aphorisms, prose works and plays. In Kl'ma's only full-length work of fiction, and his only work translated into English, a series of journal entries chronicles Prince Sternenhoch's descent into madness. The German empire's top aristocrat and the Kaiser's favorite, Sternenhoch become the "lowliest worm" at the hands of his wife, Helga, the Queen of Hells, yet eventually attains an ultimate state of bliss and salvation. Kl'ma explores here the paradoxical nature of pure spirituality with dark absurdist humor and comically grotesque, often obscene episodes.

    The Domino Men
    Authors: Jonathan Barnes
    Year: 2008-01-17
    Publisher: Gollancz
    Pages: 288

    A young man discovers a manuscript and so begins a bizarre tale that brings together his grandfather, every conspiracy theory you've ever heard about the royal family and the true story about where the power of Number 10 really lies. Readers of The Somnambulist may well recoginise the characters kept within a chalk circle in a cellar beneath Downing Street. With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a gleefully satiric take on modern life and a playful and highly literate style, this is an amazingly readable literary fantasy. In his sequel to the crazed Victoriana of The Somnambulist Jonathan Barnes brings his invention, reality, grotesquerie and curiosities bang-up-to-date.

    Weaver
    Authors: Stephen Baxter
    Year: 2008-01-17
    Publisher: Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Group
    Pages: 512
    Binding: hc

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    Duma Key: A Novel
    Authors: Stephen King
    Year: 2008-01-22
    Publisher: Scribner
    Pages: 592
    Binding: hc


    Six months after a crane crushes his pickup truck and his body self-made millionaire Edgar Freemantle launches into a new life. His wife asked for a divorce after he stabbed her with a plastic knife and tried to strangle her one-handed (he lost his arm and for a time his rational brain in the accident). He divides his wealth into
  18. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Nothing this week that has be uploading the library's site, but the one about the Roman vamp looked interesting.
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    Great Horror Stories: Tales by Stoker, Poe, Lovecraft and Others
    Editors: John Grafton
    Year: 2008-01-28
    Publisher: Dover Publications
    Pages: 240
    Binding: pb

    Featuring an international rogues' gallery of authors, this spine-tingling anthology celebrates one of the most popular and enduring literary traditions. Fourteen timeless tales of terror include chilling classics from Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, Izumi Kyoka, Algernon Blackwood, and more.

    Hunter's Run
    Authors: George R. R. Martin , Gardner Dozois , Daniel Abraham
    Year: 2008-01-28
    Publisher: Subterranean
    Pages: 280
    Binding: hc

    No real description just this:
    A signed edition limited to 500 numbered copies signed by the authors.


    All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well: A Novel

    Authors: Tod Wodicka
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Pantheon
    Pages: 272
    Binding: hc

    Meet Burt Hecker: a mead-drinking, tunic-wearing medieval re-enactor from upstate New York. He prefers oat gruel to French fries because potatoes were unavailable in Europe before 1200 AD; and, at war with the modern world, he enjoys hosting large-scale re-enactments at the Victorian bed and breakfast he calls home.

    But Burt has some serious problems. After an incident involving the New York State police and an illegally borrowed car, Burt is forced to join a local music therapy workshop to manage his anger. He gallantly accompanies the group to Germany for a festival celebrating the music of the visionary saint Hildegard von Bingen--but he has no plan to return home. His real destination is Prague: he must find his estranged son Tristan, who, he believes, has lost his way in the Bohemian city.

    As we move between past and present, the tragic details of Burt's life are gradually revealed: the recent death of his beloved wife; the circumstances that separate him from his children; his complicated relationship with his mother-in-law. And we begin to understand, with heart-wrenching clarity, Burt's eccentric and poignant devotion to a time other than one's own.

    Wildly inventive and mesmerizing, Tod Wodicka's debut is a modern-day Arthurian quest that introduces one of the most winning oddball characters to come along in years.

    An Exchange of Gifts
    Authors: Anne McCaffrey
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company
    Pages: 336
    Binding: pb

    A runaway princess and a poor young boy try to make a new life for themselves without revealing their pasts or the magical powers they possess.

    Boundary
    Authors: Eric Flint , Ryk E. Spoor
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Baen
    Pages: 544
    Binding: pb

    What is a paleontologist doing on Mars? Pushing her boundaries. . . .Problematica, n: a term used in paleontology to refer to fossils that appear to be either of unknown taxonomic origin, or whose occurrence in the location they are found contradicts current beliefs of the field. The find was made by a teenager. A ?funny fossil? no one had seen before out in the middle of the Arizona desert. And right in the middle of controversy: the strangely shaped fossil could help explain one of the greatest mysteries of Earth?s past, the great die-off at the KT boundary. It warranted a big dig, one that could lead to the mother lode, andprofessional immortality. But what Dr. Helen Sutter didn?t realize was that it would take her all the way to Mars. . .

    Brothers in Arms
    Authors: Lois McMaster Bujold
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Baen
    Pages: 352
    Binding: pb

    If his enemies would just leave him alone, Miles Vorkosigan (alias Admiral Naismith) decided bitterly, the Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet would collapse all on its own. But his enemies were plotting
  20. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    The Blood King: Book two in the Chronicles of the Necromancer
    Authors: Gail Martin
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Solaris
    Pages: 368
    Binding: pb

    The second installment of the Chronicles of the Necromancer. Having escaped being murdered by his evil brother, Jared, Tris must take control of his magical abilities to summon the dead, and gather an army big enough to claim back the throne of his dead father. But it isn't merely Jared that Tris must combat. The dark mage, Foor Arontala, has schemes to raise the Obsidian King...

    The Borderkind
    Authors: Christopher Golden
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Spectra
    Pages: 480
    Binding: pb

    For centuries they lived amongst us. The frightful and wondrous, the angelic and bloodthirsty. Living in a reality just beyond the Veil, humanity?s myths and legends are caught in a struggle for their very survival?against hunters far more powerful than they are.

    Into this struggle has stepped a New England lawyer who once wanted to be an actor?a man who both longs for the mortal woman he was to marry and is desperate to rescue the sister who?s been taken hostage. Neither hero nor warrior, Oliver Bascombe now finds himself brandishing a magical sword, walking in the company of a woman who sometimes appears as a fox and a man made of pure ice, and dueling with albino giants and winged killers. For in the world of the Borderkind?and the realms that exist beyond it?Oliver is discovering just how vulnerable are humankind?s myths, the dire consequences of their extinction, and the reason he was chosen to save them.?

    The Condemned
    Authors: David Jack Bell
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Delirium Books
    Pages: 222
    Binding: tp

    The world is at war.the city is dying.and those left for dead within its walls have awakened. A terrorist attack on the water supply has left the city quarantined by the army and inhabited by the City People, the mindless living dead who rule the urban night. Plagued by nightmares and wracked with guilt for having left his best friend behind, Jett returns to work, hoping to provide for his family. But his new partner, a wounded veteran known only as The Kid, won't let Jett forget that his best friend might not be entirely dead. As their city raids grow bloodier, Jett finds himself increasingly under the mysterious influence of his new partner. And just as his murderous rage for the City People grows nearly out of control, he realizes things may not be exactly as they appear. The night, and those who control it-the City People-hold many secrets. Secrets that might just set Jett free.or destroy him and everything he holds dear.

    The Nightwalker
    Authors: Thomas Tessier
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Leisure Books
    Pages: 384
    Binding: pb

    No Description other than Stephen King endorsing it as scary.

    Tracing the Shadow
    Authors: Sarah Ash
    Year: 2008-01-29
    Publisher: Spectra
    Pages: 432
    Binding: hc

    Sarah Ash?s acclaimed trilogy, the Tears of Artamon, was a stunning blend of sorcery and intrigue, politics and breathtaking imagery. Now this gifted storyteller returns with a tale of a siege between kingdoms, and a battle between heretics and believers?each with their own truths, their own lies, and their own soul-shattering discoveries waiting to be made.

    Book One of the Alchymist?s Legacy

    The kingdom of Francia has purged its magi. But when a young Guerrier rescues an orphaned street waif, little does he know that she is the daughter of a magus who met his end on their pyres?or that she is guarded by an aethyric spirit and driven by the name of the traitor who condemned her father to flames. With the gift of song infused within her, the child?s voice will bring her before the most powerful heads of state. And she wi
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