Classic Reprints, February – March

Dunsany, Lord : The Last Revolution
(Skyhorse/Talos Press 978-1940456126, $12.99, 192pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Feb 2015

(First edition: UK: Jarrolds, 1951)

SF novel about self-reproducting machines that turn against humans.
• Amazon’s page has a description and it’s “Look Inside” function with previews.
• The SF Encyclopedia’s entry on Dunsany has a discussion of the book.
• SF Site has a Curiosities column by David Langford from F&SF‘s February 2002 issue about the book.

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Egan, Greg : Schild’s Ladder
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805445, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Feb 2015

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, February 2002)

Hard SF novel set in a posthuman far-future, concerning an experiment in quantum physics that creates an expanding sub-universe that theatens to devour our own.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, and the page has the Publishers Weekly review, which concludes, “The pleasures of this impressive novel, although considerable, are almost entirely intellectual.”
• Egan’s site has this page for the book, with a synopsis and links to information and illustrations.

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* Kinsella, W. P. : The Essential W. P. Kinsella
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-187-9, $15.95, 422pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015

Collection of 31 baseball-themed stories, four of them previously uncollected and two original to this book, by the author Shoeless Joe.
• Rick Wilber provides an introduction.
• Tachyon’s site has this description and order page.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Kinsella is a masterly writer of short fiction. Though his first-person narrators, mostly men much like himself, can become a bit repetitive when the collection is read straight through, each of these works, whether fantastic or realistic, is individually a small marvel of the storyteller’s art.”

(Fri 20 Feb 2015)
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* Lafferty, R. A. : The Man with the Aura
(Centipede Press 978-1613471098, $100, 300pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015

Collection of 17 stories, second volume in “The Collected Short Fiction” of R.A. Lafferty, with an introduction by Harlan Ellison and an afterword by John Pelan.
• Stories include “Land of the Great Horses”, “Continued on Next Rock”, and “Great Day in the Morning”.
• Centipede Press’ site has this description.

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Martin, George R. R., & Lisa Tuttle : Windhaven
(Orion/Gollancz 978-1473208940, $16.99, 400pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Feb 2015

(First edition: Timescape, April 1981)

SF novel, Martin’s second novel and Tuttle’s first, an adventure set on a storm-wracked colony world where flyers with artificial wings maintain contact among islands.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• The novel placed second in the 1982 Locus Poll for Best SF Novel.

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Moorcock, Michael : Jewel and Amulet
(Tor 978-0765375124, $17.99, 416pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Feb 2015

Omnibus of two fantasy novel’s in Moorcock’s Hawkmoon sequence: The Jewel in the Skull (1967) and The Mad God’s Amulet (1977, revised from Sorcerer’s Amulet, 1968).
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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