Asimov, Isaac : The Gods Themselves
(UK: Gollancz 978-0575129054, £8.99, 288pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Jun 2013

(First edition: Doubleday, 1972)

SF novel about an energy source derived through contact with a parallel universe where the alien inhabitants have three sexes.
• Published in 1972, it was Asimov’s first original novel (i.e. not counting his Fantastic Voyage novelization) in 15 years, and was rewarded with both the Hugo and Nebula awards (and a Locus Award).
• This is a new title in Gollancz’ ongoing SF Masterworks series; its site has this description.
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Bowes, Richard : Minions of the Moon
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-511-1, $18, 258pp, trade paperback, March 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 23 Mar 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00C2FRNRY

(First edition: Tor, February 1999)

Fantasy novel about a gay New York City man haunted by a ‘Shadow’ doppelganger.
• One section, “Streetcar Dreams”, won a World Fantasy Award for best novella, and the book itself won a Lambda Award.
• This edition includes one new story, “Griarson at the Pain Clinic”.
• Lethe Press’ site has this description.

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Di Filippo, Paul : Ribofunk
(Ereads 9781617569869, $12.5, 214pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 3 May 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00CME4K4Y

(First edition: Four Walls Eight Windows, March 1996)

Collection of eleven stories imagining biology (rather than cybernetics) as the cutting-edge science of the future.
• This is one of eleven (so far) Di Filippo titles released in trade paperback and e-book editions by Ereads, whose Paul Di Filippo page displays covers with links to descriptions of the books.
• Amazon’s page has blurbs from the first edition by Michael Bishop, Rudy Rucker, and Norman Spinrad.
• It’s included in an AbeBooks list of 50 Essential Science Fiction Books.

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Morrow, James : This Is the Way the World Ends
(UK: Gollancz 978-0575081185, £8.99, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575081215

(First edition: Henry Holt, June 1986)

Satiric SF novel about a survivor of a nuclear war who is faced with explaining why the world ended the way it did.
• This is a new title in Gollancz’ ongoing SF Masterworks series; its site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• The novel placed second for the Campbell Memorial Award, and was a Nebula finalist.

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Spinrad, Norman : The Iron Dream
(CreateSpace 978-1490439457, $15.99, 286pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 17 Jun 2013

(First edition: Avon , 1972)

SF novel purporting to be a Hugo Award-winning novel by Adolf Hitler.
• The book was a Nebula Award finalist and won the Prix Apollo in 1974.
• This title is one of 17 backlist titles released by Spinrad in new trade paperback editions. The others include Nebula finalist The Void Captain’s Tale, Greenhouse Summer, Songs from the Stars, and Journals of the Plague Years.
• This post on Spinrad’s site displays the coveres of all 17; this Amazon search page provides links to individual titles.

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Sturgeon, Theodore : More Than Human
(Open Road Media 9781453295410, ebk, April 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00CADHIVY

(First edition: Farrar, Straus & Young/Ballantine, 1953)

SF novel about a group of misfits who together form a ‘gestalt’ superbeing.
• It won an International Fantasy Award in 1954.
• This is one of eight Sturgeon titles released as e-books, featuring an illustrated biography, and images and documents from the author’s estate and University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Other titles include The Dreaming Jewels, Some of Your Blood, and Venus Plus X.
• Open Road Media’s Theodore Sturgeon page displays the covers with links to descriptions of each book.

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