Classics in Reprint, October 2016

* Aickman, Robert : The Late Breakfasters and Other Strange Stories
(Valancourt Books 978-1943910458, $19.99, 430pp, trade paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Oct 2016

Omnibus volume of the title novel, first published in 1964, and six stories, with an introduction by Philip Challinor.
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• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Dick, Philip K. : The Man in the High Castle
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0544916081, $22, 288pp, hardcover, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Oct 2016

(First edition: Putnam, 1962)

New hardcover edition of Dick’s famous alternate-history novel in which Germany and Japan have won World War II and divided the US between them; currently adapted as a TV series.
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• The novel won the Hugo Award in 1963.

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* Le Guin, Ursula K. : The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-5139-0, $29.99, 801pp, hardcover, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Oct 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481451413

Collection of 13 novellas, from “Vast Than Empires and More Slow” (1971) to “Paradises Lost” (2002).
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Le Guin is never soggily sentimental, but throughout her long career she has preferred to deal with heartbreakingly real characters who discover that they can extend themselves into acts of generous compassion. These stories are wonderful, and full of wonder.”
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Onilne: “The first appreciation derives from the sheer level of talent and word-wizardry and world-building that Le Guin exhibits. These stories are constructed so solidly, with such ingenuity and craftsmanship and heart, that they achieve the inevitable rightness and impressiveness of real world things.”

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Le Guin, Ursula K. : The Left Hand of Darkness
(Penguin 978-0143111597, $25, 288pp, hardcover, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Oct 2016

(First edition: Ace Special, March 1969)

SF novel about a human emissary to a world whose inhabitants have no gender, until it is time to mate, when a person can become either male or female.
• Penguin’s site has this description. This is one of a series of classic SF and fantasy novels published in hardcover with matching graphic covers, all with a series introduction by Neil Gaiman.
• The others are T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, Frank Herbert’s Dune, Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and William Gibson’s Neuromancer. The six books are available in a boxed set.

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