Classic Reprints, July 2015

de Lint, Charles : Seven Wild Sisters
(Little, Brown 978-0316053525, $8, 272pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316239950

(First edition: Little, Brown, 2014)

Young adult fantasy novel, companion to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, with color illustrations by Charles Vess.
• The earlier 2014 Little, Brown hardcover edition was a revision of a 2002 Subterranean edition.
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* Delany, Samuel R. : A, B, C: Three Short Novels
(Vintage 978-1-101-91142-6, $16.95, 28+472pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101911433

Omnibus of three early Delany novels: The Jewels of Aptor, The Ballad of Beta-2, and They Fly at Çiron, first published in 1962, 1965, and 1993 respectively, though an earlier version of the last title appear in 1971 in F&SF (co-written with James Sallis).
• This volume also has a new foreword by the author, and a 40-page afterword recalling how the books were written and published.
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Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “All of the novels are excellent and must-reads for anyone interested in science fiction, and the additional autobiographical notes in the afterword add a wealth of material for Delany’s fans.”

(Tue 23 Jun 2015)
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Moorcock, Michael : The King of the Swords
(Titan 978-1783291694, $9.95, 240pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Corum #3

(First edition: Berkley, 1971)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Knight of the Swords and The Queen of the Swords (both 1971, both recently reissued by Titan), about Prince Corum, one of the many incarnations of Moorcock’s Eternal Champion.
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* Verne, Jules : The Self-Propelled Island
(University Of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 978-0803245822, $29.95, 352pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 1 Jul 2015

First unabridged translation of the author’s 1895 novel L’Île à hélice, which had earlier English-language versions in 1896 and 1965 (SFE). This version is translated by Marie-Thérèse Noiset and has an introduction by Volker Dehs.
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