Classic Reprints, May – June 2016

Baxter, Stephen : The Time Ships
(UK: Harper Voyager 978-0008134549, £9.99, 512pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 16 Jun 2016

(First edition: UK: HarperCollins, June 1995)

SF novel, a sequel to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine and written to celebrate that novel’s centennary.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.
• The book won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the British SF Association Award.

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* Bear, Greg : The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear, Volume 1: Just Over the Horizon
(Open Road 978-1-5040-2145-6, $16.99, 370pp, trade paperback, April 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Apr 2016

Collection of 13 stories and one script, the first of three simultaneously published volumes that reprint the contents of The Collected Stories of Greg Bear (2002), complete with introductions.
• Stories in this volume include award winners “Blood Music” and “Tangents”. The screenplay, “Genius”, was written for the latter TV series Outer Limits but never produced.
• Open Road’s site has this description. The second and third volumes are Far Thoughts and Pale Gods and Beyond the Farthest Suns.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes about the stories that “all have been recently revised”, and concludes that the stories demonstrate “Bear’s talent for combining human reality with speculative possibility.”

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Chiang, Ted : Stories of Your Life and Others
(Vintage 978-1101972120, $16, 304pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016

(First edition: Tor, July 2002)

Collection of 8 stories, first published from 1990 to 2002, include awards winners “Tower of Babylon”, “Story of Your Life”, “Seventy-Two Letters”, and “Hell Is the Absence of God”.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description, which alludes to the forthcoming film version of the title story, recently retitled Arrival and due for release in November.

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* Hoyle, Fred : Three Classic Novels: Ossian’s Ride, October the First is Too Late, Fifth Planet
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473210950, £12.99, 656pp, trade paperback, April 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 28 Apr 2016

Omnibus of three SF novels, first published in 1959, 1966, and 1963 respectively, by the renowned UK astronomer.
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Moorcock, Michael : The Condition of Muzak
(Titan Us 978-1783291830, $9.95, 240pp, trade paperback, May 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 May 2016
Cornelius Quartet #4

(First edition: UK: Allison & Busby, 1977)

Contemporary SF novel about a hip 1960s superhero, Jerry Cornelius; final book in a four book sequence following The Final Programme, The Cure for Cancer, and The English Assassin.
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Smith, Clark Ashton, edited by Scott Connors & Ron Hilger : A Vintage from Atlantis: The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Volume 3
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808514, $17.99, 352pp, trade paperback, May 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 May 2016

(First edition: Night Shade Books, November 2007)

Collection of fantasy and “weird fiction”, third of five volumes publishing stories chronologically, with stories in this volume originally published from 1931 to 1933.
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Tevis, Walter S. : The Man Who Fell to Earth
(Orion/Gollancz 978-1473213111, £9.99, 208pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 28 May 2016

(First edition: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1963)

SF novel about an alien from a dying civilization who comes to Earth to try to save his species from extinction.
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• Wikipedia has this entry about the book.

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Wyndham, John : The Chrysalids
(Orion/Gollancz 978-1473212688, £12.99, 208pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 9 Jun 2016

(First edition: Ballantine, 1955)

SF novel set in a post-apocalyptic future about telepathic children in a fundamentalist culture terrified of mutations.
• The novel was first published as Re-Birth in the US; The Chrysalids was the UK title.
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