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New releases and reissues in Science Fiction & Fantasy books - Week 24.6-30.6.2013

Here's latest edition of new science fiction and fantasy releases, this time covering period from 24.6.2013 until 30.6.2013 (fourth week of June/2013). As always, our list also includes reissues published this week. This week: Madeline Ashby, Paul S Kemp, Guy Haley and other fantastic stuff. Enjoy!

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iD by Madeline Ashby (Jun 25, 2013)

THE SECOND MACHINE DYNASTY
Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption.
Javier's quest takes him from Amy's island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation... or death.

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Tempest's Fury (Jane True) by Nicole Peeler (Jun 24, 2013)

Jane's not happy. She's been packed off to England to fight in a war when she'd much rather be snogging Anyan. Unfortunately, Jane's enemies have been busy stirring up some major trouble-the kind that attracts a lot of attention. In other words, they're not making it easy for Jane to get any alone time with the barghest, or to indulge in her penchant for stinky cheese.Praying she can pull off a Joan of Arc without the whole martyrdom thing, Jane must lead Alfar and halflings alike in a desperate battle to combat an ancient evil. Catapulted into the role of Most Unlikely Hero Ever, Jane also has to fight her own insecurities as well as the doubts of those who don't think she can live up to her new role as Champion.Along the way, Jane learns that some heroes are born. Some are made. And some are bribed with promises of food and sex.

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The Maze - The Lost Labyrinth by Jason Brannon (Jun 24, 2013)

A near death experience transports Jamie Burroughs into The Maze, a realm every bit as peculiar as Lewis Caroll's Wonderland, yet engineered with the moral intent of C.S. Lewis' Narnia. Built by angels and demons and filled with traps and riddles, The Maze gives whoever enters a face-to-face encounter with their sins. For Jamie, The Maze becomes a terrifying journey through a world of darkness where his soul and the lives of those he loves hangs in the balance. With his family in danger and his soul in peril, Jamie is forced to reevaluate the kind of man he truly is as he struggles to escape The Maze before it s too late.
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The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla (Jun 25, 2013)

As an epilogist, Ben Mendelssohn appreciates an unexpected ending. But when that denouement is the untimely demise of his beloved wife, Ben is incapable of coping. Marian was more than his life partner; she was the fiber that held together all that he is. And Ben is willing to do anything, even enter the unknown beyond, if it means a chance to be with her again.

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Wake Up and Dream by Ian R. MacLeod (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissues

In a different 1940, with Europe in flames and an anti-Semitic America creeping towards fascism, movie making has been revolutionized: A wondrous technological advancement made possible by the discovery of the Bechmeir field now transmits actors’ emotions directly into the minds of the audience—effectively ending the acting career of a cynical loner named Clark Gable.

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The Summer Isles by Ian R. MacLeod (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissues

In 1918 the Allies were defeated. A closeted gay teacher, Griffin Brooke has witnessed the monumental changes his nation has undergone since being crushed by Germany’s superior fighting forces twenty-two years earlier. First came the financial collapse and crippling inflation, then the fascist uprising in the thirties that brought John Arthur to power. Now, in 1940, England has resurrected itself—but at a terrible cost. With homosexuality decreed a serious crime against the state by the dictator who was once his most avid student, Griffin has remained silent while England’s gay population has mysteriously dwindled . . . along with the nation’s Jews.

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Song of Time by Ian R. MacLeod (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissues

Roushana Maitland has known great fame and great sorrow throughout her long life. As a world-renowned musician, she was the queen of the Paris bohemians even as nuclear war raged elsewhere around the globe. She lost a beloved brother in a terrorist-created biological nightmare. She sometimes relished, sometimes endured her marriage to a brilliant and unpredictable conductor. Now, she lives out her days on the rugged Cornish coast, remembering past glories and heartbreaks. She struggles with the decision to let her life slip away, or choose a virtual existence for eternity, as so many of her friends and acquaintances have already done.
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River Road (Sentinels of New Orleans) by Suzanne Johnson (Jun 25, 2013)

River Road by Suzanne Johnson is the fun, fast-paced second book in the Sentinels of New Orleans, a series of urban fantasy novels filled with wizards, mermen and pirates.  These novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and “fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams” (Booklist) and RT Bookreviews agrees that “for readers missing Sookie Stackhouse, this series may be right up your alley.”

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Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice, Vol. 1 by Masaki Hiramatsu, Magica Quartet and Takashi Tensugi (Jun 25, 2013)

Kidnapped and stuffed into a trunk by an unknown assailant, teenager Kazumi bursts forth from the confines of the case to discover that she has been stripped not only of her clothes, but also of the memories of her life before the kidnapping. When she is recovered by a pair of schoolgirls, she doesn't recognize them as her best friends and roommates, Umika and Kaoru. As Kazumi tries to settle back into her normal life, she quickly realizes that her former "normal" was anything but!

 

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Pollen by Jeff Noon (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissues

The sweet death of Coyote, master taxi driver, was only the first. Soon people are sneezing and dying all over Manchester. Telekinetic cop Sybil Jones knows that, like Coyote, they died happy - but even a happy death can be a murder. As exotic blooms begin to flower all over the city, the pollen count is racing towards 2000 and Sybil is running out of time.

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Oath of Nerull (Dungeons & Dragons Novel) by T. H. Lain (Jun 25, 2013)

Featuring iconic characters that appear throughout the latest edition of the D&D game, this series will attract new players and readers to the various worlds featured in the Wizards of the Coast, Inc. book publishing line. The familiar characters and D&D-related content will also make this series very approachable for current players.

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Monster Hunter Legion by Larry Correia (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

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The Mona Lisa Sacrifice: The Book of Cross Book 1 by Peter Roman (Jun 25, 2013)

For thousands of years, Cross has wandered the earth, a mortal soul trapped in the undying body left behind by Christ. He's been a thief, a con man, a soldier, and a drunkard. He's fought as a slave in the Colosseum and as a knight at King Arthur's side. But now he must play the part of reluctant hero, as an angel comes to him for help finding the Mona Lisa - the real Mona Lisa that inspired the painting.

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The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter (Paranormal Investigator) by Jillian Stone (Jun 25, 2013)

Phaeton Black is missing. Sucked into an alternative universe--courtesy of Professor Lovecraft's Trans-Dimensional Injection Portal--the illustrious investigator is nowhere to be found. Even the bewitching Miss America Jones, who's pregnant with Phaeton's child, has no clue to his whereabouts. But when a spy fly's microphone picks up Phaeton's voice in the parlors of Paris, she enlists his dearest friends to track him down--before his deadliest enemies find him first. . .

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Losing Touch by Christian A Larsen and Piers Anthony (Jun 25, 2013)

Morgan Dunsmore feels like everything is out of reach - a paying job, a healthy marriage, and even a good bowel movement. Complicated by his wife's recent back surgery, Morgan tries to protect his wife and kids from his anxieties, not to mention their financial burdens, but that just pushes them away even further.

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Long Fall from Heaven by George Wier and Milton T. Burton (Jun 25, 2013)

Cueball Boland and Micah Lanscomb—both ex-cops with troubled pasts—stumble into the path of a serial killer. The murderer leads them into the dark history of Galveston when the city was Texas’ Sin City. The killer has roots sunk deep into that history, but the FBI and the old Galveston families don’t want Cueball and Micah to solve the crimes. Listen closely. There’s an echo of another serial killer who stalked the city back during World War II.

 

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The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (Jun 25, 2013) - reissue

An unmissable milestone for fans of Sir Terry Pratchett: the first SF novel in over three decades in which the visionary inventor of Discworld has created a new universe of tantalizing possibilities—a series of parallel “Earths” with doorways leading to adventure, intrigue, excitement, and an escape into the furthest reaches of the imagination.

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The Living Dead (Dungeons & Dragons Novel) by T. H. Lain (Jun 25, 2013) - reissue

Hunting parties from an elven village are mysteriously disappearing. Similar mysteries plague a dwarven settlement on the far side of the mountains. Each side blames the other. Only a band of tried and true heroes can root out what sinister force manipulates these normally peaceful people.

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The Light Ages by Ian R. MacLeod (Jun 25, 2013) - reissue

The discovery of aether changed everything; magic mined from the ground, it ushered in an Industrial Age seemingly overnight, deposing kings and rulers as power was transferred to the almighty guilds. Soon, England’s people were separated into two distinct classes: those who dug up and were often poisoned by the miraculous substance, and those who profited from it.
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Lark's End: Book One (Fall of Gadaie) by Christina Leigh Pritchard (Jun 25, 2013)

Lark's monstrous creatures chant the most horrific words Tahmi's ever heard: ""Kill her, kill her."" It's true, they want her dead, but why? Tahmi and her best friend, Andy, are sucked through a portal to a strange world with fantastical creatures that want her to save them. What are they talking about? She's just a human girl with poor balance and even worse coordination.

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Lady of Sherwood by Jennifer Roberson (Jun 25, 2013) - reissue

Lady Marian of Ravenskeep has fled into the depths of Sherwood Forest. There, amid wild woods, she will be transformed from lady to warrior--as Robin Hood's partner in stealing John's gold. But all who breathe know the penalty for such theft is hanging. As the Sheriff's army pursues them, Robin Hood and Marian face danger at every turn. . .and discover a shared passion that will join their hearts forever.

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Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Six) by Kevin Hearne (Jun 25, 2013)

For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is . . . run like hell.

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The House of Storms (Light Ages) by Ian R. MacLeod (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

In this new age of industry, guilds reign supreme, their power dependent upon aether,a magical substance mined from the ground. Greatgrandmistress Alice Meynell rules over the Great Guild of Telegraphers with unmatched grace and ruthlessness. Yet even she is powerless to halt the disease that is destroying her son, Ralph. In desperation she looks to Einfell—a land untouched by aether’s ravages and to which England’s changelings have all been banished—and begs for help. Her wish is granted.
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Guild Wars: Sea of Sorrows by Ree Soesbee (Jun 25, 2013)

The Elder Dragon Zhaitan has risen. In its wake, the drowned kingdom of Orr is reborn—and another is destroyed. The city of Lion’s Arch, for generations a cornerstone of civilization in Tyria, is brutally swept beneath the waves, leaving nothing but ruins. Among the survivors is Cobiah Marriner, a human sailor shipwrecked by the tsunami and stranded at sea. When he is rescued by a ferocious charr, Cobiah knows that he’s been plunged into a world forever changed.

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The Great Wheel by Ian R. MacLeod (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

Father John Alston has lost his faith but his heart remains strong. Having left behind a computerized, climate-controlled, and disease-free Europe, he administers aid to the destitute of a Borderer town in the Endless City. In the squalor of what was once North Africa, he provides spiritual comfort and basic health care, while preaching a message that he no longer believes. But the recent explosion of a deadly virus has John profoundly troubled and desperately searching for answers.

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The 'Geisters by David Nickle (Jun 25, 2013)

When Ann LeSage was a little girl, she had an invisible friend - a poltergeist, that spoke to her with flying knives and howling winds. She called it the Insect. And with a little professional help, she contained it. And the nightmare was over, at least for a time. But the nightmare never truly ended.

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From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois -- and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids.

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Everlost by Timothy Harmon (Jun 25, 2013)

With his weapons drawn and ready, Terstin reached the center of camp to witness the horrors of what he could have never imagined to actually happen. "How could it have come to this so quickly?" he wondered.

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Divine Madness by Melanie Jackson (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

Ninon de L'Enclos's immortality is in danger, and the only way to survive is in the arms of a dark and mysterious vampire.

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A Discourse in Steel (Tale of Egil and Nix) by Paul S. Kemp (Jun 25, 2013)

Egil and Nix have retired, as they always said they would. No, really – they have! No more sword- and hammer-play for them! But when two recent acquaintances come calling for help, our hapless heroes find themselves up against the might of the entire Thieves Guild. And when kidnapping the leader of the most powerful guild in the land seems like the best course of action, you know you’re in over your head…

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Damn Him to Hell (Saturn's Daughter) by Jamie Quaid (Jun 25, 2013)

Tina Clancy hardly has a chance to celebrate passing the bar exam when an explosion at Acme Chemical sends a noxious pink and green cloud billowing over Baltimore’s radioactive Zone. It is not as if the place was normal to begin with, but as the poisonous fumes overtake the sky, her neighbors start falling comatose—and Acme is plucking them off the streets faster than Tina and her friends can save them.

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Copper Girl by Jennifer Allis Provost (Jun 25, 2013)

She never spoke of magic, never associated with those suspected of handling magic, never thought of magic, and never, ever, let anyone see her mark. After all, the last thing she wanted was to end up missing, like her father and brother.

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Cold Steel (The Spiritwalker Trilogy) by Kate Elliott (Jun 25, 2013)

Trouble, treachery, and magic just won't stop plaguing Cat Barahal. The Master of the Wild Hunt has stolen her husband Andevai. The ruler of the Taino kingdom blames her for his mother's murder. The infamous General Camjiata insists she join his army to help defeat the cold mages who rule Europa. An enraged fire mage wants to kill her. And Cat, her cousin Bee, and her half-brother Rory, aren't even back in Europa yet, where revolution is burning up the streets.

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City of Fire (Dungeons & Dragons Novel) by T. H. Lain (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

In the sands of a great desert, a once-heroic paladin has turned to evil and enlisted an army of gnolls to help retrieve a powerful relic, reputed to be kept in the vaults of the City of Fire. If they find it, the world will never again be at peace.

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The Bone Factory by Nate Kenyon (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

David Pierce has moved with his wife and daughter to accept a job with a recently reopened hydropower plant in Quebec. But the owners of the mysterious plant are hiding a deadly secret, and David’s little girl has begun to have terrifying premonitions of blood and death.
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Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Jun 25, 2013)

The quest for the long-lost Elfstones has drawn the leader of the Druid order and her followers into the hellish dimension known as the Forbidding, where the most dangerous creatures banished from the Four Lands are imprisoned. Now the hunt for the powerful talismans that can save their world has become a series of great challenges: a desperate search for kidnapped comrades, a relentless battle against unspeakable predators, and a grim race to escape the Forbidding alive. But though freedom is closer than they know, it may come at a terrifying price.

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Blade Reforged (A FALLEN BLADE NOVEL) by Kelly McCullough (Jun 25, 2013)

After the fall of the goddess of justice, temple assassin Aral Kingslayer lost his purpose in life and turned to the bottle. That might have been the end of him if luck hadn’t given him a few people to help him get back on his feet—notably the irresistible Baroness Maylien Dan Marchon, who once sought his aid in claiming the throne that’s rightfully hers. Reluctant to resume the role of an assassin, he turned her down.

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Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny by Holly Black, Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale and Cassandra Clare (Jun 25, 2013)

Children are supposed to be all sugar and spice and everything nice... but we know that's not the truth. Dark tales of wicked tykes and dangerous kids playing vicious games that lead adults - sometimes their own parents - to their demise are a staple of frightening fiction. Beware the schoolyards and playgrounds, even the sanctity of the familial home, especially after dark. And don't be fooled by a trickle of tears or tiny hands reaching for you. These youngsters do not want to love or comfort - only to inflict pain! Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny offers twenty-seven tales of terrifying offspring by both masters of the genre and imaginative newcomers.

 

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Astonishing X-Men: Gifted Prose Novel by Peter David (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

The X-Men have evolved. Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the team with the express purpose of "astonishing" the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the "mutant cure" reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally - and some unexpected adversaries - tipping the scales! Experience the blockbuster re-imagining of the X-Men like never before in this prose adaptation!

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The Armies of Heaven (The House of Arkhangel'sk) by Jane Kindred (Jun 25, 2013)

Full-scale war has broken out in Heaven, and Anazakia must embrace her destiny, leading an army of Virtues into battle against a Host of enemies to restore the House of Arkhangel'sk.

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The Apocalypse Codex (A Laundry Files Novel) by Charles Stross (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

For outstanding heroism in the field (despite himself), computational demonologist Bob Howard is on the fast track for promotion to management within the Laundry, the supersecret British government agency tasked with defending the realm from occult threats. Assigned to External Assets, Bob discovers the company (unofficially) employs freelance agents to deal with sensitive situations that may embarrass Queen and Country.

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The Amulet by Michael McDowell and Poppy Z. Brite (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

When a rifle range accident leaves Dean Howell disfigured and in a vegetative state, his wife Sarah finds her dreary life in Pine Cone, Alabama made even worse. After long and tedious days on the assembly line, she returns home to care for her corpselike husband while enduring her loathsome and hateful mother-in-law, Jo.

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Jake and the Other Girl: A Tor.Com Original by Emmy Laybourne (Jun 26, 2013)

The apocalypse has hit Monument, Colorado, and Jake Simonsen, captain of the football team, is caught in the middle of it. A series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a terrible chemical weapons spill that affects people differently depending on blood type, has torn the world as he knows it apart. Now Jake has to decide how to pick up the pieces.

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The Sorcerer's Appendix by Andrew Harman (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

All is not well in the kingdom of Rhyngill. Despite regular payment of tithes, including PAYE (Pay As You Eat), the citizens are all tired and underfed. Firkin, a lad who is definitely alpha plus in the get-up-and-go department, blames the king, and sets out to find an assassin who will rid the kingdom of its ruler. But little does he know that the real villain is someone else entirely - or that the origins of his friends' troubles involve lemmings, pigeons and heavy earth-moving equipment.

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The Scrying Game by Andrew Harman (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Life as Clerk-in-Charge of Avocado Preservation in the Mountain City of Axototl was a real cushy number. Hurling a few bones about the place, peering into the future, foreseeing all the forthcoming problems screaming your way and making plans to dodge destiny's hurled brickbats. Piece of cake.

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The Frogs Of War by Andrew Harman (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Never mind anti-anti-anti missiles or thermonuclear chilled eels, the Ultimate Weapons are Rana Militaria: The Frogs of War. Have your head off as soon as look at you they would. Hidden in a forgotten village of Losa Llamas, they are discovered by the slimy Snydewinder, ex-Lord Chancellor of Rhyngill and a thoroughly bad lot. And after a temporary halt, his world domination plans are back on track.

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Fahrenheit 666 by Andrew Harman (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Everybody needs a holiday, and demons are no exception. There may be an important election going on in the hellish city of Mortropolis, but most minds are on forthcoming breaks - maybe possession of a teenage nymphomaniac for a fortnight, or canoeing down the Styx with a packed lunch...

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101 Damnations by Andrew Harman (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

So, there's this dragon. Well, it's not a real dragon, more of a, um, virtual dragon. The Thaumaturgical Physicists of Losa Llamas want it as security. Their real mistake was employing Cheiro Mancini, alchemist and Virtual Ecology Technician (VET for short), to install it. I mean, if it wasn't for him the Scroles wouldn't have been disturbed, and the Damnations would have stayed under control, and as for the Prime Evil ...

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Doorway into Darkness by Gordon Strong (Jun 28, 2013)

By evoking Earth Spirits beneath an ancient stone circle, demonic powers are bestowed upon the evil Lord Folds who enslaves the soul of England. Mr. Tonks, Mandy the barmaid, and Martin, a student, join forces to defeat the tyrant. Our hero must journey into the darkness and chaos of the Otherworld to save his love. Will Barstowe University be forever corrupted and destroyed by the corporate menace? You will weep at this tale of thrilling magic, multiple dimensions and romance-mostly with laughter.
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Twisted by Uvi Poznansky (Jun 30, 2013)

In this unique collection, Uvi Poznansky brings together diverse tales, laden with shades of mystery and the macabre. There are four of them: I Am What I Am; I, Woman; The Hollow; and The One Who Never Leaves. Here, you will come into a dark, strange world, a hyper-reality where nearly everything is firmly rooted in the familiar-except for some quirky detail that twists the yarn, and takes it for a spin in an unexpected direction.

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The Last Full Measure by Jack Campbell (Jun 30, 2013)

As the author of the bestselling Lost Fleet series, Jack Campbell s name is well-known to fans of interstellar heroics. Now, with his thrilling new novella The Last Full Measure, Campbell brings his keen eye for military adventure and political intrigue to a tale that is earthbound, but no less wondrous...

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The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz by Dan Simmons and Tom Kidd (Jun 30, 2013)

Jack Vance's stories of the Dying Earth are among the most indelible creations of 20th century fantasy. Set on a far future Earth moving toward extinction under a slowly dying sun, these baroque tales of wonder have exerted a profound influence on generations of writers. One of those writers is Dan Simmons, who acknowledges that influence in spectacular fashion in The Guiding Nose of Ulfant Banderoz, an informed and loving act of literary homage.

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Chasing Butterflies: When did 'who we are' become 'who we were?' (The New Avensung) (Volume 1) by K M Dexter (Jun 30, 2013)

Some people believe there are strings attached to your fingers, invisible ones, linking you to other people and places. They're called the Red Strings of Fate. Cayda Finch is just discovering how much of a complicated mess it is to have strings that can never break knotting you up and pulling you in different directions. -- Cayda thought of the red strings of fate, and wondered if there were strings linking you to places as well as people, and if she would have come to Akale and, afterward, Nais even if it hadn't been this summer. And she thought maybe, maybe things would have been worse that way, and they were better off doing it this way. Maybe the red strings of fate had an expiration date, and if they reached it, they would never be fulfilled.

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The Art of Forgetting: Rider by Joanne Hall (Jun 30, 2013)

A young boy leaves his village to become a cavalryman with the famous King's Third regiment; in doing so he discovers both his past and his destiny. Gifted and cursed with a unique memory, the foundling son of a notorious traitor, Rhodri joins an elite cavalry unit stationed in the harbour town of Northpoint. His training reveals his talents and brings him friendship, love and loss, and sexual awakening; struggling with his memories of his father who once ruled there, he begins to discover a sense of belonging. That is, until a face from the past reveals a secret that will change not only Rhodri's life but the fate of a nation.

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Agave Revealed by Anna Laforge (Jun 30, 2013)

A half-millennium after the last survivors of a dying Earth land on a pristine planet provided by the mysterious Sowers with the promise of a possible leap in human evolution, the Eighteenth Mother, leader of the enlightened city of Pelion, finds herself at a crossroads. Though the long, slow process of Transformation is proceeding, a critical imbalance has emerged that threatens the success of the Sower's promise.

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When Diplomacy Fails by Michael Z. Williamson (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

Alex Marlow and Ripple Creek Security's best personal security detail return to action. This time, they really don't like their principal, World Bureau Minister Joy Herman Highland–a highly-placed bureaucrat with aspirations to elected office. Even worse, Highland’s assistant wants to publicize every movement and action for his boss’s pending campaign, which is anathema to good security.

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The Unlimited Dream Company by J. G. Ballard (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

When a light aircraft crashes into the Thames at Shepperton, the young pilot who struggles to the surface minutes later seems to have come back from the dead. Within hours everything in the dormitory suburb is transformed. Vultures invade rooftops, luxuriant tropical vegetation overruns the quiet avenues, and the local inhabitants are propelled by the young man's urgent visions through ecstatic sexual celebrations toward an apocalyptic climax.

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Torchwood: The Men Who Sold the World: A Prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day by Guy Adams and John Telfer (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

When Oscar Lupe appears 20,000 feet up in the air, his body is frozen solid and free-falling to earth. It shatters on impact. Soon after, a CIA Special Activities Division squad goes rogue with a cargo marked “Torchwood” that they’ve been escorting from somewhere called Cardiff.

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Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures by Christopher L. Bennett (Jun 25, 2013)

The Romulans have retreated behind the Neutral Zone, but can the fragile alliances that were forged in the heat of war hold? Captain Jonathan Archer and the crew of the Enterprise are looking forward to easy service and returning to exploration-but history has other plans as they face a greater challenge.
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Slow Apocalypse by John Varley (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

Despite wars with Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as 9/11, the United States’ dependence on foreign oil has kept the nation tied to the Middle East. A scientist has developed a cure for America’s addiction—a slow-acting virus that feeds on petroleum, turning it solid. But he didn’t consider that his contagion of an Iraqi oil field would spread to infect the fuel supply of the entire world…

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Mercy Kill: Star Wars (X-Wing) by Aaron Allston (Jun 25, 2013)

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Knight Sky, Second Edition by Lee Henschel (Jun 25, 2013)

After the Space Knights reclaim the hub in Z7 Sector, Lt. Steve Boone is sent on a dangerous assignment, discovering a plot against Earth. Will he and the Space Knights be able to stop a huge criminal organization from taking total control of Earth? Or will our planet be DOOMED to suffer at the hands of would-be ruthless criminal dictators bent on wielding ultimate power over everyone on EARTH?
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High-Rise by J. G. Ballard (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on ¿enemy¿ floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

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Hello America by J. G. Ballard (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

Following the energy crisis of the late 20th century, America has been abandoned. Now, a century later, a small group of European explorers returns to the now climatically mutated continent. But America is unrecognizable - the Bering Strait has been dammed and much of the country has become a desert, populated by isolated natives and the bizarre remnants of a disintegrated culture. The expedition sets off from Manhattan on a cross-country journey, through Holiday Inns and abandoned theme parks, to uncover a shocking new power in the heart of Las Vegas.

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Heaven's War (Heaven's Shadow) by David S. Goyer and Michael Cassutt (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

The competing teams of astronauts sent to explore the asteroid Keanu discovered it was, in fact, a giant spacecraft with an alien crew carrying a plea for help. A brave new frontier beckons. But it will come at a price. Without warning, the aliens transport small groups of humans to the vast interior habitats of Keanu.

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Freedom's Choice (A FREEDOM NOVEL) by Anne McCaffrey (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

Kristin’s people have learned that the aliens responsible for their imprisonment are merely mercenaries, subjugated by the parasitic Eosi Race, and that Botany is being farmed remotely by some unknown species—a species that may be sympathetic to the colonists’ struggle for freedom.

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Crash by Guy Haley (Jun 25, 2013)

This thrilling novel lifts some of the fiercest contemporary concerns of stock-market crashes, overpolulation and who rules society, to deliver a novel that finds answers beyond the stars - but will that be enough to overcome history and survive? • The Market rules all, plotting the rise and fall of fortunes without human intervention. Mankind, trapped by a rigid hierarchy of wealth, bends to its every whim. To function, the Market must expand without end. The Earth is finite, and cannot hold it, and so a bold venture to the stars is begun, offering a rare chance at freedom to a select few people.

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7 Billion Needles, Volume 3 by Nobuaki Tadano (Jul 2, 2013) - Reissue

Hikaru Takabe used to be the class loner. She was that girl who always kept to herself and would have rather had her headphones on at all times, even during class sessions. She never dared open her heart to anyone. But after she was obliviated by a meteor and rebuilt from her DNA up by a cosmic creature called “Horizon” her outlook on life took a quick turn for the positive.

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2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Jun 25, 2013) - Reissue

The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future.

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Phallos by Samuel R. Delany, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Steven Shapiro and Kenneth James (Jun 12, 2013) - Reissue

Phallos is a 2004 novel by acclaimed novelist and critic, Samuel R. Delany. Taking the form of a gay pornographic novel, only with the explicit sex omitted, Phallos is set during the reign of the second century Roman Emperor Hadrian, and circles around the historical account of the murder of the emperor's young lover, Antinous.

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Temple of Death by E.C. Tubb (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

For ten years, Colin sweated, slaved, and eventually built-up a nice business on a dusty world called Mars. Ten more years and he'd have been able to retire a rich man. Five more years and he'd have put all worry behind him. He didn't get those five years.

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Maxie's Demon by Michael Scott Rohan (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Maxie's in trouble! Again. Only, this time it's serious. Driving a stolen Ferrari Testarossa off a motorway flyover at something approaching Mach 1, with the police in hot pursuit, is no way to make old bones. But it's child's play to what follows.
For Maxie, small-time thief and general low-life, has crashed into the Spiral, a strange whirlpool of time and space, where, it seems, almost anything can happen, and anyone appear.

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House of Tribes by Garry Kilworth (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

In every mouse's long life, there comes a time when ancestral voices tell him to move on. Pedlar, a yellow-necked mouse, has reached that point. Told to leave the Hedgerow and go on a long journey, the adventurous mouse says his farewells and sets out for a far-distant country knows as The House. Reaching his destination, Pedlar enters a strange new world inhabited by many warring tribes: the Stinkhorns of the cellar, the great Savage Tribe in the kitchen, the library Bookeaters, the Invisibles, the Deathshead and the rebellious 13-K Gang.

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Harm's Way by Colin Greenland (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

YOU KEEP OUT OF HARM'S WAY, SOPHIE FARTHING' Her father's advice seemed only sensible. The flying island of High Haven was a dangerous place. So what was she doing down on the docks at midnight, talking to the sinister gentleman with the iron jaw? Where had he come from on his majestic space yacht? And why did he laugh when she spoke of her poor dead mama? Sophie only wanted to talk to him again. She didn't really mean to stow away - certainly not on the wrong ship. Her unintended quest is to take Sophie far from home, to the pleasure gardens of the Moon, the grogshops and grime of Lambeth Walk, through the perilous Asteroid Sea and the cruel canyons of Mars where Angels fill the red sky with their ravenous cries.
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Golden Witchbreed by Mary Gentle (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Orthe - half-civilized, half-barbaric, home to human-like beings who live and die by the code of the sword. Earth envoy Lynne Christie has been sent here to establish contact and to determine whether this is a world worth developing. But first Christie must come to understand that human-like is not and never can be human, and that not even Orthe's leaders can stop the spread of rumors about her, dark whisperings that could cost Christie her life

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Give Warning to the World by John Brunner (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Are there aliens among us? Are the chariots of the gods returning? If so - are they for us or against us?
John Brunner, award-winning author and science fiction writer extraordinary, takes the questions now on everyone's mind, and gives one possible answer in this startling novel.

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Forbidden World by Ted White and David Bischoff (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

An ideal agrarian community run by women and ruled by love and harmony. A city-state that mirrored history's most famous utopian vision. a society aglow with the wit and style that only Regency England had briefly achieved. All were real, all were flourishing. All were waiting to astound and entrap four space voyagers from Earth who had violated all odds by landing on this unknown planet.
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The Fluger by Doris Piserchia (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

The Fluger was five meters long, had four thick legs, a body of impenetrable molecular density and numerous teeth capable of chewing diamonds into powder. It was four hundred massive kilos of violence, savagery and hatred.

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Chase the Morning (Spiral) by Michael Scott Rohan (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Sail away to a world of magic!
Steve is a hollow man, both in his job and his personal life, until one night, near the docks of his home city. A night that changes his life.

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Black Knight of the Iron Sphere (Lord tedric) by E.E. 'Doc' Smith (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Lord Tedric of the Marshes, ex-Corpsman, revered hero of the Empire and personal friend of the Emperor, is a traitor.
Fugitive from the Security Forces, Tedric and his blue-furred alien friend Ky-Shan intend to join up with the most ruthless and successful renegade in the Galaxy - the Bioman, Fra Villion.

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Aztec Century by Christopher Evans (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

Britain has fallen to the technological might of the Aztec Empire whose armies have rampaged across the globe. Now, for the first time in a millennium, the British are a subject race.
Inevitably there is resistance - and among those determined to fight the invaders is Princess Catherine, elder daughter of the British monarch. But she is torn between her patriotism and her growing involvement, political and personal, with the Aztecs - and with one Aztec in particular. Then her sister is arrested and exiled for her part in an alleged terrorist attack - and Catherine finds herself walking a perilous tightrope...

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Appointment at Bloodstar: Family d'Alembert Book 5 by E.E. 'Doc' Smith and Stephen Goldin (Jun 27, 2013) - Reissue

The Empire's boldest agents - Jules and Yvette d'Alembert - blast off against the most dangerous conspiracy in the Galaxy. But even the lightning-powers inherited from their triple-gravity planet are no match for their adversary, the beautiful and ruthless star-warrior called...Lady A.

 

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The Time Jigsaw by David Munro (Jun 28, 2013)

The Time Jigsaw focuses upon James Carsell-Brown, a native of Scotland whose life begins to change when living in Nice. He meets pretty Michelle Duvallier, whom he believes is the woman of his dreams. But appearances can be deceptive. After the body of a young woman matching Michelle's description is washed up on a beach, all hell breaks loose. He is kidnapped and, upon his escape, decides to flee to the calmer waters of Scotland. In Scotland, though, he faces new challenges - time travelling from one period to another quite by chance.
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The North Beyond: Part 4: Artorynas by P. M. Scrayfield (Jun 28, 2013)

The North Beyond: a tale of two dimensions, one world. Or is it one dimension, two worlds? Now the pace gradually quickens as events speed towards their conclusion. Brought to the brink a second time by those who call it home, can the world endure to renew itself once more? When many lives are ruined and none left unchanged, how can anything ever be the same again? Three promises kept, two prophecies fulfilled, one sacrifice offered; and a vow forced to its desperate end. No more secrets, said Artorynas. But there were; and when a price must be paid, sometimes it is the wrong people who bear the cost. If only the gate could stand half-open once more - if only through it could come that air from another world: just a touch, a whisper, the merest breath from the north beyond!

 

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The Mutatus Procedure by John David Krygelski (Jun 28, 2013)

Judtson Kent is a professional skeptic. In fact, he has made millions writing books debunking the myths and ridiculing the proponents of everything from Illuminati conspiracies to alien abductions. Then one day he is confronted with evidence...undeniable proof even he cannot refute. His world and belief system turned upside down, Judtson suddenly finds that his mind is slowly, inexorably losing control. As Saylor Costello, a neurologist and Judtson's lifelong friend, battles the inexplicable mental transmutation, he discovers that several others around the world...others who are all on the verge of earthshaking discoveries...are suffering from the same symptoms. In John David Krygelski's fourth novel - The Mutatus Procedure (Part One) - the reader will be pulled into a world where nothing is as it seems, even consciousness itself.

 

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The Clone Rebellion: Clone Betrayal Bk. 5 by Steven L. Kent (Jun 28, 2013)

Lt Wayson Harris was born and bred as the ultimate soldier. But he is unique, possessing independence of thought.
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