Dick, Philip K. : The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Four: The Minority Report (1954–1963)
(Subterranean 978-1-59606-598-7, $40, 472pp, hardcover, September 2013, jacket art Bill Sienkewicz)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 31 Aug 2013

(First edition: Underwood-Miller, May 1987)

Collection of 18 stories first published from 1954 to 1963; this is the fourth volume of the original 5-volume set published in 1987, originally titled The Days of Perky Pat.
• Titles include “Autofac”, “The Minority Report”, “If There Were No Benny Cemoli”, and “Oh, to Be a Blobel!”
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review of this new edition says, “The power of Dick’s storytelling rests in how completely his vision provokes the reader’s own disquieting sense of unease with the evanescent boundaries of reality.”

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Heinlein, Robert A. : The Man Who Sold the Moon and Orphans of the Sky
(Baen 978-1451639223, $13, 384pp, trade paperback, September 2013, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-190-0

Omnibus of collection The Man Who Sold the Moon (1950, including the title novella) and novel Orphans of the Sky (1963, combining two 1941 novellas, “Universe” and “Common Sense”).
• This edition has an afterward by Mark L. Van Name.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to Heinlein’s introduction to the collection and to his timeline.

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* Silverberg, Robert : The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Eight: Hot Times in Magma City
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-588-8, $35, 408pp, hardcover, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 31 Aug 2013

Eighth volume in Subterranean’s ongoing series, with 13 stories from 1990 to 1995, including “Thebes of the Hundred Gates”, “The Way to Spook City”, and the title story.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page, with the table of contents, along with links to the earlier volumes in the series.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Dense with colorful settings, thoughtful characters, and Silverberg’s usual painstaking attention to detail, these stories reveal a master of the genre comfortable with what he does best.”

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Simmons, Dan : Darwin’s Blade
(Mulholland Books 978-0316213493, $16, 464pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Sep 2013

(First edition: Morrow, November 2000)

Suspense novel about an accident investigator reconstructing bizarre accidents; inspired by the Darwin Awards, which commemorate various stupid ways in which people kill themselves.
• Mulholland’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
Publishers Weekly gave the original edition a starred review: “A breezy writing style, rollicking humor and ingenious descriptions of weird accidents make this action-packed thriller a real winner.”

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Walton, Jo : Half a Crown
(Tor 978-0-7653-2315-6, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Sep 2013
Small Change #3

(First edition: Tor, October 2008)

SF alternate history novel, third in a trilogy following Farthing (2006) and Ha’Penny (2007), set in the years after Britain and Nazi Germany have negotiated peace. This book, set in 1960, concerns a peace conference between Germany, Britain, and Japan on how to partition the rest of the world, and the coming out into society of Elvira Royston, ward of Watch Commander Peter Carmichael.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
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