Classic Reprints, April 2016

Banks, Iain M. : Feersum Endjinn
(UK: Gollancz 978-1473202511, £12.99, 288pp, hardcover, April 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Apr 2016

(First edition: UK: Orbit, June 1994)

Far future SF novel in which rival Cryptographers and Engineers face a coming Encroachment, which will destroy the Earth.
• The book is famously known for its semi-phonetic spelling in some first-person chapters, e.g. “Woak up. Got dresd. Had brekfast. Spoke wif Ergates thi ant who sed itz juss been wurk wurk wurk 4 u lately master Bascule…”
• The book won a British Science Fiction Association Award in 1995.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.

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Leiber, Fritz : Ill Met in Lankhmar and Ship of Shadows
(Open Road B01BM1TJ2K, $3.99, 116pp, ebk, March 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Mar 2016

Collection of two novellas, the first about Leiber’s fantasy characters Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, the second about a man aboard a starship who rediscovers his past.
• Both stories won Hugo Awards; the former also won a Nebula Award.
• Open Road’s site has this description.

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Moorcock, Michael : The English Assassin
(Titan 978-1783291816, $9.95, 240pp, trade paperback, April 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Apr 2016
The Cornelius Quartet #4

(First edition: London: Allison & Busby, 1972)

Contemporary SF novel about a hip 1960s superhero, Jerry Cornelius; third of a four book sequence following The Final Programme and A Cure for Cancer
• The final volume, The Condition of Muzak, will appear from Titan next month.

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* Simmons, Dan : This Year’s Class Picture
(Subterranean Press 978-1596067646, $20, 56pp, hardcover, March 2016, jacket illustration David Palumbo)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 31 Mar 2016

Fantasy novelette about the teacher of a class of fourth-grade zombies.
• Subterranean’s site has this description.
• The story won the World Fantasy, Bram Stoker, Theodore Sturgeon, and Seiun awards.

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Yolen, Jane : Briar Rose
(Tor Teen 978-0765382948, $10.99, 272pp, trade paperback, April 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Apr 2016

(First edition: Tor, 1992)

Fantasy novel, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty set in German forests during World War II.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The book won a Mythopoeic Award and was a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards.

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