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This page compiles selected classic and otherwise-notable SFFH works newly available in any edition, hardcover or paperback.

For recent books just reprinted in paperback, see New in Paperback.

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Books seen November 2006
posted 10 December 2006

Brust, Steven : Brokedown Palace
(Orb 0-765-31504-1, $14.95, 351pp, trade paperback, September 2006, cover art Alan Lee)

Fantasy novel set in the world of Brust's "Vlad Taltos" series, but a stand-alone not directly related to any of the other books in the series. It's about four brothers who rule Fenario, a remote corner of the Dragaeran Empire, in a broken-down palace.
• Amazon has a brief description, a couple reader reviews (one very detailed), and 'search inside' features including an excerpt.
• Author website Dragaera isn't up to date, but it has links to cover scans of original editions of several books, and a Dramatis Personae that includes this book.

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Card, Orson Scott : Ender's Game
(Tor 0-765-31738-9, $18.95, 21+226pp, hardcover, October 2006)
(First edition: Tor, January 1985)

"Gift edition" of Card's enduringly popular young-adult space opera about a boy trained in war games to fight a real war with alien 'buggers'.
• It's a hardcover without a dust jacket, and includes Card's introduction to the 1991 edition (which opens with "this book has been in print 5 years now").
• The book won the Hugo and Nebula awards, and placed #2 in that's year's Locus Poll (after David Brin's The Postman).

(Thu 9 Nov 2006) • Purchase this book from Amazon | BookSense • (Directory Entry)


Cook, Glen : Sung in Blood
(Night Shade Books 1-59780-063-5, $23.95, 172pp, hardcover, November 2006, cover art Bob Eggleton)

Fantasy novel about a young man who searches for the murderer of his father.
• It was first published by NESFA Press in 1990, in a limited edition to honor Cook as Guest of Honor at Boskone 27.
• Cook has a wiki all to himself, with this page about the book with a brief description.

(Tue 28 Nov 2006) • Purchase this book from Amazon | BookSense • (Directory Entry)


* Dann, Jack, & Gardner Dozois, eds. : Futures Past
(Ace 0-441-01454-2, $7.99, 10+290pp, mass market paperback, November 2006, cover art AXB Group)

Anthology of 14 stories, first published from 1956 to 2004, about time travelers who try to change the past.
• Authors include L. Sprague de Camp ("Aristotle and the Gun"), Poul Anderson, ("The Only Game in Town"), Damon Knight ("What Rough Beast"), Avram Davidson ("O Brave Old World!"), Roger Zelazny ("The Game of Blood and Dust"), and R.A. Lafferty ("Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne"), plus William Sanders, Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois ("Playing the Game"), Robert Reed, Howard Waldrop, Michael Swanwick, Kage Baker, Bruce Sterling & Lewis Shiner ("Mozart in Mirrorshades"), and George R.R. Martin ("Under Siege").

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Davidson, Avram : Adventures In Unhistory
(Tor 0-765-30760-X, $25.95, 11+308pp, hardcover, December 2006)

Collection of 15 quasi-nonfiction essays, subtitled "Conjectures on the Factual Foundations of Several Ancient Legends", with an introduction by Peter S. Beagle and illustrations by George Barr.
• The book was first published in a limited edition by Owlswick in 1993, the separate pieces mostly published in Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine in the early '80s.
• The Avram Davidson Website has Don Webb's review from the New York Review of Science Fiction and a discussion by Reno Odlin from The Antigonish Review.
• Amazon has the dust jacket description and a couple enthusiastic reader reviews.
• The Los Angeles Times published a review by Ben Ehrenreich in November: "I cannot recommend reading this book in one sitting, or even three or four. Davidson is best consumed like, well, powdered unicorn horn, or mandrake: in small doses, widely spaced. You'll need to be in an expansive, forgiving frame of mind. You'll need to be patient and prepared to find delight in a multitude of places, strange and odd."

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Gaiman, Neil, & Terry Pratchett : Good Omens
(SFBC 978-0-7394-7414-3, $12.99, 8+330pp, hardcover, October 2006, jacket art Jim Burns)
(First edition: UK: Gollancz, May 1990)

Humorous fantasy novel about the coming Armageddon, as prophesied by a witch named Agnes Nutter.
• A hardcover trade edition was published earlier this year. This book club edition is #30 in the Club's 50th Anniversary Collection; the club's webpage has a review by SFBC Editor-in-Chief Ellen Asher, and reader reviews.
• The book has a whole Wikipedia entry of its very own, with a summary, lots of quotes, a list of translations, and news of possible film adaptations.

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* van vogt, A. E. : Transgalactic
(Baen 1-4165-2089-9, $15, 10+439pp, trade paperback, October 2006, cover art Bob Eggleton)

Collection of 10 stories and a novel, first published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine from 1942 to 1950. The novel, "The Wizard of Linn", was serialized in 3 parts in ASF then published as a book in 1962. Five of the stories were reworked as fix-up novel Empire of the Atom (1956); three stories similarly became The Mixed Men (1952, aka Mission to the Stars, 1955); the remaining two stories are in the Ezwal series. The book is edited by Eric Flint & David Drake, who've gathered the original magazine versions of all stories, not the rewrites that made up the novels.
• Baen's site has this description, with publication credits, and links to the preface and three stories.

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