Classic Reprints, May – June 2015

Bacigalupi, Paolo : The Windup Girl
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808217, $16.99, 480pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 May 2015

(First edition: Night Shade Books, October 2009)

New edition (with a new cover) of the author’s first novel set in a future Bangkok where calorie sources are scarce. This edition includes two related stories, “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man”, plus a Q&A with the author.
• The book won the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial awards.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.

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Bishop, Michael : A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire
(Fairwood Press/Kudzu Planet Productions 978-1933846491, $16.99, 260pp, trade paperback, May 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 May 2015

(First edition: Ballantine, February 1975)

Revised edition of the author’s first novel (originally published under this title in 1975, then revised in 1980 as Eyes of Fire and subsequently reissued under the longer title), about two brothers from Earth who become involved in a transfer of an alien population from one planet to another.
• Fairwood Press’s site has this description with blurbs from George R.R. Martin, Norman Spinrad, David Gerrold, and others.
• The author’s Wikipedia page has brief summaries of both editions and details of how the revision came to be.

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Blumlein, Michael : The Brains of Rats
(Valancourt Books 978-1941147788, $14.99, 184pp, trade paperback, May 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 May 2015

(First edition: Scream/Press, September 1990)

Collection of 12 stories, the author’s debut collection. This edition has a new introduction by Michael McDowell.
• Stories, often on medical themes, include “Tissue Ablation and Variant Regeneration: A Case Report” and the title story.
• The book was a finalist for both the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker awards.
• The publisher’s site has this description with quotes from contemporary reviews.

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* Chandler, A. Bertram : Gateway to Never
(Baen 978-1-4767-8047-4, $14, 656pp, trade paperback, May 2015, cover art Alan Pollack)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 May 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-372-0

Omnibus of novels and stories about space merchant John Grimes, sixth volume in Baen’s series of Grimes collections.
• This volume includes novels Gateway to Never (1972), The Dark Dimensions (1971), and The Way Back (1976), plus several short stories.
• Baen’s site has this description, with links to sample chapters.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “We get vivid characters — Grimes is a salty, irascible softie, old-fashioned but empathetic, with a code of honor, but not inflexible — a solid plot and a negligible but not nonexistent quota of speculative bits.”

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Lee, Tanith : The Birthgrave
(DAW 978-0756411053, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698404533
Birthgrave #1

(First edition: DAW, June 1975)

Fantasy/SF novel, first of a trilogy and the author’s first adult novel, about an albino woman who awakens in the heart of a volcano.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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McDevitt, Jack : The Hercules Text
(Ace 978-0425276013, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, May 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698166851

(First edition: Ace Special, November 1986)

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about the detection of a signal from an alien race, and the impact of that signal on human culture.
• This edition is revised and has a new introduction.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The book won the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

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Snodgrass, Melinda : The Edge of Reason
(Tor 978-0765376084, $16.99, 400pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429997072
Edge of Reason #1

(First edition: Tor, May 2008)

Fantasy novel, first of a trilogy, about an Albuquerque cop who becomes involved in an ancient battle between the forces of magic and religious fanaticism, and the cause of reason and technology.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The third volume in the trilogy, The Edge of Dawn, is due in August.

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* VanderMeer, Ann, & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. : Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology
(PM Press 978-1-62963-035-9, $15.95, 341pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Jun 2015

Anthology of 29 stories first published since the late 1960s.
• Authors include Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree, Jr., Carol Emshwiller, Tanith Lee, and Octavia E. Butler.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page.

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