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  • The Blindman's Worldby Edward Bellamy

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 1.99

    Acclaimed writer Edward Bellamy is best remembered for his utopian novel set in the year 2000, Looking Backward. His short story "The Blindman's World" spins an intriguing tale of an astronomer whose life changes forever when his powers of observation begin to fade. more...

  • This Is How You Lose Herby Junot Diaz

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz?s first book, Drown , established him as a major new writer with ?the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet? ( Newsweek ). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year? by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller... more...

  • Ivy of the Angelby Lena Kennedy

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 16.14

    The title story, 'Ivy of the Angel', reveals why an elderly bag lady becomes the centre of attention in an Oxford Street store; 'The Lonely Road' is the tale of thwarted love in London's East End; 'The Willows Wept With Me', 'Linda's Revenge' and 'The Long Dream' are all examples of how the smooth surface of a buried past can be disrupted by the intrusions... more...

  • If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Goby Judy Chicurel

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    ?Brings to mind the books of Richard Price and the films of Martin Scorsese... I did not want this book to end.? ?Julie Klam, New York Times ?bestselling author of Friendkeeping It is the summer of 1972, and Katie has just turned eighteen. Katie and her town, Elephant Beach, are both on the verge: Katie of adulthood, and Elephant Beach of... more...

  • Shifting Shadowsby Patricia Briggs

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Mercy Thompson?s world just got a whole lot bigger? A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, ?one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today? ( Fiction Vixen Book Reviews ), and the characters she calls friends? Includes the new stories? ?Silver? ?Roses in Winter? ?Redemption? ?Hollow?... more...

  • The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Storiesby Ian Rankin

    Orion 2014; US$ 22.01

    There is no detective like DI Rebus. Brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, he has made the dark places of Edinburgh his comfort and his home for over two decades. From his beginnings as a young Detective Constable in 'Dead and Buried', right up to his dramatic - but as it turns out, not quite... more...

  • There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back Inby Ludmilla Petrushevskaya; Anna Summers; Anna Summers

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers?including a new translation of the modern classic The Time Is Night ?Love them,­ they?ll torture you; don?t love them, ­they?ll leave you anyway.? After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition... more...

  • Divine Interventionby Robert Sheckley

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 3.99

    This volume contains eleven stories not previously collected together and not included in any of the other classic Sheckley compendiums published by Open Road. In ?Sarkanger,? Gregor and Arnold of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Corporation take on an extermination job on Sarkan. Things get surprisingly complicated when the target vermin... more...

  • Nature Futures 2by Colin Sullivan; Henry Gee

    Tom Doherty Associates 2014; US$ 3.99

    100 writers ? including Neal Asher, Elizabeth Bear, Gregory Benford, Tobias Buckell, Brenda Cooper, Kathryn Cramer, David Langford, Tanith Lee, Ken Liu, Nick Mamatas, Norman Spinrad, Ian Stewart, Rachel Swirsky, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Ian Watson ? offer their take on what the future will look like in this anthology of sci-fi short stories from the... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Womenby Alex Dally MacFarlane

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Women have always written powerful, important science fiction stories. This anthology showcases the most exceptional stories written by women in recent decades, from classic stars Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree Jr, science fiction greats Nancy Kress, Lois McMaster Bujold and Karen Joy Fowler, new award-winning talents Elizabeth Bear and Aliette... more...