Classics in Reprint, September 2016

* Le Guin, Ursula K. : The Complete Orsinia
(Library of America 978-1598534931, $35, 700pp, hardcover, September 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Sep 2016

Omnibus of one novel, Malafrena (1979 but written much earlier), a collection of stories, Orsinian Tales (1976), two additional stories, a poem, and two songs. The volume is edited by Brian Attebery.
• This is the first of several planned volumes of Le Guin’s work by the Library of America.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the table of contents.

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* Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, ed. : Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories
(Baen 978-1-4767-8161-7, $16, 267pp, trade paperback, September 2016, cover art Christine Mitzuk)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Sep 2016

Anthology of 12 stories by women from throughout the history of science fiction.
• Authors include Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, Leigh Brackett, Zenna Henderson, Ursula K. L Eguin, James Tiptree, Jr., and Connie Willis.
• Rusch provides a 25-page introduction surveying the history of women in SF and how she came to compile this anthology.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to the introduction and two stories.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed it for Locus Online: “This book needs to be slotted onto your shelves amongst all the other seminal anthologies that seek to limn the greatness of our field….”

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* Silverberg, Robert : Early Days: More Tales from the Pulp Era
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-799-8, $40, 344pp, hardcover, August 2016, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 31 Aug 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B01H5VBZMS

Collection of 17 previously-unreprinted stories from early in the author’s career (1956-1958); a sequel of sorts to similar collection In the Beginning (2006).
• Silverberg provides a book introduction and detailed introductions to the stories.
• Subterranean’s site has this description.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed this for Locus Online: “The fascinating thing about these tales is how they look both backwards, towards the SF of the 1930s and 1940s, and proleptically forward, towards the more variegated and sophisticated stuff of the 1960s and 1970s.”

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Smith, Clark Ashton, edited by Scott Connors & Ron Hilger : The Maze of the Enchanter: The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 4
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808767, $17.99, 352pp, trade paperback, September 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Sep 2016

Collection of fantasy and “weird fiction”, fourth of five volumes publishing stories chronologically, in this volume from 1932 and 1933.
• Gahan Wilson provides an introduction.
• The hardcover edition of this book appeared in 2008.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.

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