Classics in Reprint, December 2016

Aldrin, Buzz, & John Barnes : The Return
(Tor 978-0765390714, $8.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2016

(First edition: Forge, May 2000)

Second collaborative SF novel by Apollo 11 moonwalker Aldrin and SF veteran Barnes, after The Encounter (1996); this is about a foundation’s effort to send ordinary citizens into space.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Landis, Geoffrey A. : Mars Crossing
(Tor 978-0765390998, $8.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2016

(First edition: Tor, December 2000)

SF novel, the author’s first and so-far only novel, about the first manned landing on Mars.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The book was a Nebula Award finalist, and won the Locus Award for Best First Novel.

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Piercy, Marge : He, She and It
(UK: Random House/Ebury/Del Rey Uk 978-1785033797, £8.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 1 Dec 2016

(First edition: Knopf, October 1991)

SF novel about a mid-21st century America dominated by Japanese corporations.
• The novel won an Arthur C. Clarke Award under its UK title Body of Glass.

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Wells, H. G. : A Modern Utopia
(Dover 978-0486808352, $7, 416pp, trade paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 14 Dec 2016

(First edition: UK: Chapman & Hall, 1905)

SF novel about a duplicate Earth organized around socialist utopian principles, consisting of a dialogue between an “Owner of the Voice” and a botanist as they tour the planet.
• Wikipedia has this page about the book.
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Wolfe, Bernard : Limbo
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473212473, £9.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Dec 2016

(First edition: Random House , 1952)

SF novel about a pacifist movement following an atomic war, a movement in which young men voluntarily amputate their limbs.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• The book has several citations in critical guides to science fiction, including David Pringle’s 1985 book Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels.

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