Dickinson, Peter : Death of a Unicorn
(Small Beer Press 978-1618730404, $16, 204pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 2 May 2013

Associational mystery novel, first published in the UK in 1984 by Bodley Head.
• Small Beer’s site has this description, which notes that “Death of a Unicorn is the first in a series of reprints of Peter Dickinson’s mysteries from Small Beer Press. This classic British mystery will win fans currently engrossed in Downton Abbey.”
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Ellison, Harlan : The Deadly Streets
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-538-3, $45, 232pp, hardcover, May 2013, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 31 May 2013

Associational collection of 16 stories (two in collaboration) about life on the streets, first published in 1958.
• Subterranean’s site has this description, with the table of contents.
• The book includes a new introduction and the introduction to the first edition.
• The Publishers Weekly review describes changes between various editions of the book, and concludes, “While elements of these stories firmly date them in the past, Ellison’s prose remains satisfyingly sharp and his insights into the fears and longings that drive his characters are even sharper and more satisfying.”

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Ellison, Harlan : Gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung-Up Generation
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-539-0, $45, 280pp, hardcover, May 2013, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 31 May 2013

Associational collection of 22 stories, first published in 1961.
• Subterranean’s site has this description, with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “These are vibrant, moving stories from an increasingly confident young writer embarking on a remarkably productive career.”

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* Lovecraft, H. P., edited by Roger Luckhurst : The Classic Horror Stories
(Oxford University Press 978-0-19-963957-1, $24.95, 496pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 19 May 2013

Collection of nine stories, including the short novel “At the Mountains of Madness”, along with a bibliography, chronology, and explanatory notes by the editor.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the table of contents.
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Publishers Weekly ran this long review by Peter Cannon, which quibbles with the selections of some of the editorial decisions.

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van Vogt, A. E. : Transgalactic
(Baen 978-1-4516-3892-9, $7.99, 624pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

(First edition: Baen, October 2006)

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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Walton, Jo : Ha’penny
(Tor 978-0-7653-2314-9, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 May 2013
Fascists #2

(First edition: Tor, October 2007)

SF alternate history novel, sequel to Hugo-nominated Farthing (2006), set in an alternate 1949 in which Britain and Nazi Germany have negotiated peace.
• Tor’s website has this description, which points out that the three books in this trilogy can be read in any order.
• The novel won a Prometheus Award and was a finalist for several other awards.

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