Classic Reprints, November

Bishop, Michael : Count Geiger’s Blues
(Fairwood Press/Kudzu Planet Productions 978-1933846484, $17.99, 354pp, trade paperback, November 2014, cover art Paul Swenson)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014

(First edition: Tor, July 1992)

SF novel about a fine arts critic who, after being exposed to radiation, is transformed into a comic-book superhero.
• Fairwood Press’s site has this description with blurbs from Greg Bear, Nancy Kress, James Morrow, and others.
• Amazon’s page has the Publishers Weekly and Library Journal reviews; the latter concludes, “Bishop consistently grapples with significant issues in his novels, and Thaxton’s struggle to redefine his values while at war with his body is no exception. Whether viewed as modern parable, cautionary tale, or splendid satire, this is a top-notch addition to any library’s sf or general fiction collection.

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Egan, Greg : Axiomatic
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805407, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Nov 2014

(First edition: UK: Millennium, May 1995)

Collection of 18 stories, the author’s first collection, with stories first published from 1989 to 1992.
• Notable titles include “Learning to Be Me”, “The Infinite Assassin”, and “Closer”.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.

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Egan, Greg : Quarantine
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805384, $15.99, 224pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Nov 2014

(First edition: UK: Legend, September 1992)

SF novel, the author’s second novel (after 1983’s An Unusual Angle), in which the Earth in 2034 is surrounded by a barrier that cuts it off from the stars.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
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Gunn, James, & Jack Williamson : Star Bridge
(Tor 978-0765335029, $16.99, 304pp, trade paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Nov 2014

(First edition: Gnome Press , 1955)

SF novel about a repressive corporation that holds the secret to the faster-than-light travel that links the galaxy’s inhabited planets.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Kadrey, Richard : Metrophage
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-233448-0, $14.99, 320pp, trade paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062334473

(First edition: Ace Special, February 1988)

SF novel, the author’s first novel, subtitled “A Romance of the Future”, in which a future Los Angeles is segregated into a small wealthy elite and a wasteland of despairing masses.
• The book has a Q&A with Cory Doctorow.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Sheffield, Charles : SF Gateway Omnibus: Sight of Proteus, Summertide, Cold As Ice
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575083622, £20, 608pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 30 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473202139

Omnibus of three hard SF novels, first published in 1978, 1990, and 1992 respectively.
• Orion’s site has this description.
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