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Kathleen Kaufman signs Hag

Kathleen Kaufman

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Hag Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684421688
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Published: Turner - October 2nd, 2018

At this, the Cailleach would release a single drop of indigo dye onto the topmost layer. See, she would tell her daughter. See? It bleeds through the topmost path and onto the next. In this way, so many things from the next world touch ours, and our world touches the layer beneath.

High above the sea, hidden in the rocky Scottish cliffs, something stirs. An ancient matriarchal power has set the wheels in motion for a long line of descendants. But to what end?

Spanning centuries of human history, these daughters of the lowland hag, the Cailleach, must navigate a world filled with superstition, hatred, violence, pestilence, and death to find their purpose. With pasts half remembered and destinies denied, the daughters of Cailleach are women with uncanny, and often feared, abilities to heal, to see the future and to cause great destruction and pain when threatened. With each passing generation, the waves crash against the shore, and the Cailleach awaits a homecoming that will bring everything full circle.


Hag Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781684421671
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Published: Turner - October 2nd, 2018

The Lairdbalor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683365877
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Published: Turner - October 10th, 2017

Putting the Science in Fiction Panel

Putting the Science in Fiction Panel

Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres Cover Image
By Dan Koboldt (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781440353383
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Published: Writer's Digest Books - October 18th, 2018

Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. 

This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you:

  • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction.
  • Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy.
  • Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers.
  • Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas.

Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction. 

Putting the Science in Fiction collects articles from "Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy," Dan Koboldt's popular blog series for authors and fans of speculative fiction (dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi). Each article discusses an element of sci-fi or fantasy with an expert in that field. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, and offer advice on getting the details right.


Among the Red Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062642745
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Published: HarperTeen - October 3rd, 2017

The World Awakening (Gateways to Alissia #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062659118
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Published: Harper Voyager Impulse - April 3rd, 2018

The Island Deception (Gateways to Alissia #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062659095
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Published: Harper Voyager Impulse - May 30th, 2017

The Rogue Retrieval (Gateways to Alissia #1) Cover Image
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Published: Harper Voyager Impulse - March 1st, 2016

Jeri Westerson signs Deadly Rising

Jeri Westerson

Deadly Rising: A Booke of the Hidden Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635764604
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Published: Everafter Platinum - October 23rd, 2018

Things were quiet in Strange Herbs & Teas. For about a week.

Our crossbow slinging hero and her ragtag gang of Wiccans tuned in to the paranormal have earned some rest. But when Kylie learns that the Booke may have released not one, but two creatures of horror out into the world, it's up to her to save Moody Bog. Again.

Calling upon the devilishly handsome demon Erasmus once more for help, Kylie's determined to handle the mischief of the Booke and go back to a normal life. But when digging through Moody Bog's history leads her to the ghost of her grandfather, the past she once knew is turned upside down.

Can Kylie save the town and her grandfather, or will the horrors of the Booke be too much to handle?


Booke of the Hidden Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635760507
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Published: Diversion Books - October 31st, 2017

The Deepest Grave: A Medieval Noir Mystery (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mystery #10) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780727887948
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Published: Severn House Publishers - August 1st, 2018

A Maiden Weeping: A Medieval Mystery (Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #8) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781847517227
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Published: Severn House Trade Paperback - November 30th, 2017

The Demon's Parchment: A Medieval Noir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312609269
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 27th, 2011

Shadow of the Alchemist: A Medieval Noir (The Crispin Guest Novels #6) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250143723
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 27th, 2016

Foxe Tail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608202355
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Published: Mlrpress - December 14th, 2009

Brandon Sanderson signs Skyward

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Skyward Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399555770
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 6th, 2018

From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

Spensa's world has been under attack for hundreds of years. An alien race called the Krell leads onslaught after onslaught from the sky in a never-ending campaign to destroy humankind. Humanity's only defense is to take to their ships and combat the enemy. Pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race.

Becoming a pilot has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring above Earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending flight school at slim to none.

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, but she is determined to fly. And the Krell just made that a possibility. They've doubled their fleet, which will make Spensa's world twice as deadly . . . but just might take her skyward.


Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250297143
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Published: Tor Books - October 30th, 2018

Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765391186
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Published: Tor Fantasy - February 27th, 2018

Edgedancer: From the Stormlight Archive Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250166548
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Published: Tor Books - October 17th, 2017

Mistborn: The Final Empire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765377135
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Published: Tor Teen - May 13th, 2014

Weston Ochse signs Burning Sky, with host Scott Sigler

Weston Ochse

Burning Sky  Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781781085295
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Published: Solaris - September 25th, 2018

The intense brand-new military horror series from "one of the Major Horror Authors of the 21st Century" - American Library Association

Everything is dangerous in Afghanistan, nothing more so than the mission of an Operational Support Team or O.S.T. Comprised of active duty military, civilians, and contractors, all veterans, these men and women spend seasons in hell to not only try and fix what's broken in each of them, but also to make enough bank to change their fortunes.

Seven months after their last mission, now safely back on American soil, they feel like they've left something undone... like maybe they've left something, or someone, behind. And the feeling is driving them mad. One by one they come together, and discover that they've all been having the same dream... a dream of a woman, a goat, and a sky that won't stop burning.


Earthcore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939366979
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Published: Empty Set Entertainment - April 3rd, 2018

Grunt Hero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781781085158
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Published: Solaris - April 25th, 2017

Grunt Traitor Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781781083581
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Published: Solaris - July 28th, 2015

Grunt Hero Cover Image
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Published: Solaris - April 25th, 2017

David Weber signs Uncompromising Honor

David Weber

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Uncompromising Honor (Honor Harrington  #19) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481483506
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Published: Baen - October 2nd, 2018

David Weber … at his best. A chance to meet old friends: Elisabeth III, Tom Thiesman, Hamish Alexander, Anton Zilwicki, and Honor and Nimitz, among many others; and to make new friends, Fire Watch, Plays with Fire, and More. As the story progresses, David reacquaints us with the villains: The corrupt, colony-crushing, juggernaut war-machine of the Solley Mandarins, the Machiavellian interstellar manipulations of the genetic slave-trading Mesan Alignment and its secret masters, the genetically-enhanced Detweiler clone-clan.

David’s last few books were short – for David – and anti-climactic. Not so Uncompromising Honor; it gathers the multiple threads and subplots from prior staging and slowly weaves them into a building crescendo, ending in what can only be described as a David Weber Climax. Mandarin entrenched bureaucratic reflexes and ruthless machinations of the Mesan Alignment drive the plot through heart-stopping but mathematically precise space battles, and galactic-scale intrigue and treachery, to the unexpected but powerful grand climax. The story, however, is not finished; it is ready to go in new, unexpected, and interesting directions that readers must impatiently wait for.  – Guest Reviewer Eric Lowenhaupt


Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington #19) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481482882
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Published: Baen - November 28th, 2017

Shadow of Freedom (Honor Harrington #18) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476780481
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Published: Baen - April 28th, 2015

Tim Powers signs Alternate Routes

Tim Powers

Alternate Routes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481483407
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Published: Baen - August 7th, 2018

A New Novel From Award-Winning Master of Fantasy and Science Fiction Tim Powers. A modern ghost story as only Tim Powers can write it.

Something weird is happening to the Los Angeles freeways--phantom cars, lanes from nowhere, and sometimes unmarked offramps that give glimpses of a desolate desert highway--and Sebastian Vickery, disgraced ex-Secret Service agent, is a driver for a covert supernatural-evasion car service. But another government agency is using and perhaps causing the freeway anomalies, and their chief is determined to have Vickery killed because of something he learned years ago at a halted Presidential motorcade.

Reluctantly aided by Ingrid Castine, a member of that agency, and a homeless Mexican boy, and a woman who makes her living costumed as Supergirl on the sidewalk in front of the Chinese Theater, Vickery learns what legendary hell it is that the desert highway leads to--and when Castine deliberately drives into it to save him from capture, he must enter it himself to get her out.

Alternate Routes is a fast-paced supernatural adventure story that sweeps from the sun-blinded streets and labyrinthine freeways of Los Angeles to a horrifying other world out of Greek mythology, and Vickery and Castine must learn to abandon old loyalties and learn loyalty to each other in order to survive as the world goes mad around them.


Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481482790
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Published: Baen - November 7th, 2017

Medusa's Web: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062262462
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 13th, 2016

Last Call: A Novel (Fault Lines #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062233271
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 19th, 2013

Rob Boffard signs Adrift

 

Adrift Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316519113
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Published: Orbit - June 5th, 2018

"An edge-of-the-seat epic of survival and adventure in deep space." - Gareth L. Powell, BSFA Award-Winning author
Sigma Station. The ultimate luxury hotel, in the far reaches of space.
For one small group, a tour of the Horsehead Nebula is meant to be a short but stunning highlight in the trip of a lifetime.
But when a mysterious ship destroys Sigma Station and everyone on it, suddenly their tourist shuttle is stranded.
They have no weapons. No food. No water. No one back home knows they're alive.
And the mysterious ship is hunting them.
 


Outer Earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316439077
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Published: Orbit - February 6th, 2018

Welcome to Outer Earth: a vivid, dangerous world where every day is a desperate struggle for survival. Who said in space no one can hear you scream? 
Outer Earth is a huge space station orbiting the ruins of our planet. Dirty, overcrowded and inescapable, it's humanity's last refuge . . . and possibly its final resting place. 
For there are dark forces at work on the station: forces that seek to unleash chaos. If they succeed, there will be nowhere left to run. 
This omnibus edition contains all three of Rob Boffard's adrenaline-fuelled Outer Earth novels: TracerZero-G, and Impact. 


Clarion Presents Kelly Link & Gavin Grant

Kelly Link & Gavin Grant

Among their other achievements, publishers Gavin J Grant & Kelly Link received a World Fantasy Award for Small Beer Press & Big Mouth House in 2009. Eugenia Williamson of the Boston Globe noted, “The works Small Beer produces are so unique that they could come from nowhere else, a singularity that fosters the same kind of loyalty music buffs feel toward their favorite record labels.”

Pretty Monsters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142416723
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Published: Speak - June 10th, 2010

Half-Witch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781618731401
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Published: Big Mouth House - July 10th, 2018

Published by Big Mouth House in July!


In Other Lands Cover Image
By Sarah Rees Brennan, Carolyn Nowak (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781618731203
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Published: Big Mouth House - August 15th, 2017

The Invisible Valley Cover Image
By Su Wei, Austin Woerner (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781618731456
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Published: Small Beer Press - April 3rd, 2018

Ambiguity Machines: And Other Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781618731432
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Published: Small Beer Press - February 13th, 2018

Clarion Presents Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson

The River Bank: A Sequel to Kenneth Grahame's the Wind in the Willows Cover Image
By Kij Johnson, Kathleen Jennings (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781618731302
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Published: Small Beer Press - September 19th, 2017

Washington Post Notable Books: "A charming and funny sequel to Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows."

In this delightful dive into the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit. There are adventures, kidnappings, lost letters, and family secrets--lavishly illustrated throughout by award-winning artist Kathleen Jennings.


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