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Daniel Polansky's A City Dreaming will be released in October 2016.



The incredible new fantasy from Daniel Polansky, for fans of Jim Butcher, Ben Aaronovitch and Lauren Beukes.

Imagine a city within a city, where monsters walk the street and magic fills the night. This is New York, but not as you know it.

This New York is a city of magic and monsters. Where ordinary people live alongside demons and nightmares, completely unaware of them. New York is home to M, a man with a past... and a secret. He knows more about the creatures who call his city home than anyone else in the world. He walks between the two worlds, at home in neither but more than comfortable in both. M is the man the monsters call when things get bad.

And things are about to get really, really bad.


Random House Fall 2016 catalog

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Table Of Contents For Ann and Jeff Vandermeer's The Big Book of Science Fiction:


Yoshio Aramaki, “Soft Clocks” 1968 (Japan) – translated by Kazuko Behrens and stylized by Lewis Shiner

Juan José Arreola, “Baby H.P.” 1952 (Mexico) – new translation by Larry Nolen

Isaac Asimov, “The Last Question” 1956

J.G. Ballard, “The Voices of Time” 1960

Iain M. Banks, “A Gift from the Culture” 1987

Jacques Barbéri, “Mondo Cane” 1983 (France) – first translation by Brian Evenson

John Baxter, “The Hands” 1965

Barrington J. Bayley, “Sporting with the Chid” 1979

Greg Bear, “Blood Music” 1983

Dmitri Bilenkin, “Crossing of the Paths” 1984 – new translation by James Womack

Jon Bing, “The Owl of Bear Island” 1986 (Norway) - translation

Adolfo Bioy Casares, “The Squid Chooses Its Own Ink” 1962 (Argentina) - new translation by Marian Womack

Michael Bishop, “The House of Compassionate Sharers” 1977

James Blish, “Surface Tension” 1952

Michael Blumlein, “The Brains of Rats” 1990

Jorge Luis Borges, “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” 1940 (Argentina) – translation by Andrew Hurley

Ray Bradbury, “September 2005: The Martian” 1949

David R. Bunch, “Three From Moderan” 1959, 1970

Octavia Butler, “Bloodchild” 1984

Pat Cadigan, “Variations on a Man” 1984

André Carneiro, “Darkness” 1965 (Brazil) – translation by Leo L. Barrow

Stepan Chapman, “How Alex Became a Machine” 1996

C.J. Cherryh, “Pots” 1985

Ted Chiang, “The Story of Your Life” 1998

Arthur C. Clarke, “The Star” 1955

John Crowley, “Snow” 1985

Samuel R. Delany, “Aye, and Gomorrah” 1967

Philip K. Dick, “Beyond Lies the Wub” 1952

Cory Doctorow, “Craphound” 1998

W.E.B. Du Bois, “The Comet” 1920

Jean-Claude Dunyach, “Paranamanco” 1987 (France) – translation by Sheryl Curtis

S. N. Dyer, “Passing as a Flower in the City of the Dead” 1984

Harlan Ellison, “‘Repent Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktock Man” 1965

Carol Emshwiller, “Pelt” 1958

Paul Ernst, “The Microscopic Giants” 1936

Karen Joy Fowler, “The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things” 1985

Sever Gansovsky, “Day of Wrath” 1964 (Ukraine) – new translation by James Womack

William Gibson, “New Rose Hotel” 1984

Angélica Gorodischer, “The Unmistakable Smell of Wood Violets” 1973 (Argentina) – first translation by Marian Womack

Edmond Hamilton, “The Star Stealers” 1929

Han Song, “Two Small Birds” 1988 (China) – first translation by John Chu

Alfred Jarry, “The Elements of Pataphysics” 1911 (re-translation by Gio Clairval; France)

Gwyneth Jones, “The Universe of Things” 1993

Langdon Jones, “The Hall of Machines” 1968

Kaijo Shinji, “Reiko’s Universe Box” 1981 (Japan) – translation by Toyoda

Takashi and Gene van Troyer

Gérard Klein, “The Monster” 1958 (France) – translation by Damon Knight

Damon Knight, “Stranger Station” 1956

Leena Krohn, “The Gorgonoids” 1992 (Finland) – translation by Hildi Hawkins

R.A. Lafferty, “Nine Hundred Grandmothers” 1966

Kojo Laing, “Vacancy for the Post of Jesus Christ” 1992 (Ghana)

Geoffrey A. Landis, “Vacuum States” 1988

Tanith Lee, “Crying in the Rain” 1987

Ursula K. Le Guin, “Vaster Than Empires and More Slow” 1971

Stanisław Lem, “Let Us Save the Universe” 1981 (Poland) – translation by Joel Stern and Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek

Cixin Liu, “The Poetry Cloud” 1997 (China) – translation by Chi-yin Ip and Cheuk Wong

Katherine MacLean, “The Snowball Effect” 1952

Geoffrey Maloney, “Remnants of the Virago Crypto-System” 1995

George R.R. Martin, “Sandkings” 1979

Michael Moorcock, “The Frozen Cardinal” 1987

Pat Murphy, “Rachel in Love” 1987

Misha Nogha, “Death is Static Death is Movement” 1990

Silvina Ocampo, “The Waves” 1959 (Argentina) – first translation by Marian Womack

Chad Oliver, “Let Me Live in a House” 1954

Manjula Padmanabhan, “Sharing Air” 1984 (India)

Frederick Pohl, “Day Million” 1966

Rachel Pollack, “Burning Sky” 1989

Robert Reed, “The Remoras” 1994

Kim Stanley Robinson, “Before I Wake”1989

Joanna Russ, “When It Changed” 1972

Josephine Saxton, “The Snake Who Had Read Chomsky” 1981

Paul Scheerbart, “The New Abyss” 1911 (Germany) – first translation by Daniel Ableev and Sarah Kaseem

James H. Schmitz, “Grandpa” 1955

Vadim Shefner, “A Modest Genius” 1965 (Russia) –translation by Matthew J. O’Connell

Robert Silverberg, “Good News from the Vatican” 1971

Clifford D. Simak, “Desertion” 1944

Johanna Sinisalo, “Baby Doll” 2002 (Finland) – translation by David Hackston

Cordwainer Smith, “The Game of Rat and Dragon” 1955

Margaret St. Clair, “Prott” 1985

Bruce Sterling, “Swarm” 1982

Karl Hans Strobl, “The Triumph of Mechanics” 1907 (Germany) – first translation by Gio Clairval

Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, “The Visitors” 1958 (Russia) – new translation by James Womack

Theodore Sturgeon, “The Man Who Lost the Sea” 1959

William Tenn, “The Liberation of Earth” 1953

William Tenn, “Ghost Standard” 1994

James Tiptree, Jr., “And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side” 1972

Tatyana Tolstoya, “The Slynx” 2000 (Russia) – translation byJamey Gambrell

Yasutaka Tsutsui, “Standing Woman” 1974 (Japan) – translation by Dana Lewis

Lisa Tuttle, “Wives” 1979

Miguel de Unamuno, “Mechanopolis” 1913 (Spain) – new translation by Marian Womack

Élisabeth Vonarburg, “Readers of Lost Art” 1987 (Canada/Quebec) – translation by Howard Scott

Kurt Vonnegut, “2BRO2B” 1962

H.G. Wells, “The Star,” 1897

James White, “Sector General” 1957

Connie Willis, “Schwarzschild Radius” 1987

Gene Wolfe, “All the Hues of Hell” 1987

Alicia Yánez Cossío, “The IWM 1000” 1975 (Chile) – translation by Susana Castillo and Elsie Adams

Valentina Zhuravlyova, “The Astronaut” 1960 (Russia) – new translation by James Womack

Yefim Zozulya, “The Doom of Principal City” 1918 (Russian) – first translation by Vlad Zhenevsky


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On 3/29/2016 at 8:27 PM, Darth Richard II said:

So do I. Keck at least updates his blog.

Keck announced on twitter that A King in Cobwebs is done.Still possible to get it out by end of 2016.Here's hoping. :)

ETA blog post - https://davidkeck2.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/a-king-in-cobwebs-delivered/


David Keck @keckda

So. My third book, A King in Cobwebs, is in. (A long time coming!)


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Blurb for Daniel Polansky’s A City Dreaming:


A powerful magician returns to New York City and reluctantly finds himself in the middle of a war between the city’s two most powerful witches.

“It would help if you did not think of it as magic. M certainly had long ceased to do so.”

M is an ageless drifter with a sharp tongue, few scruples, and the ability to bend reality to his will, ever so slightly. He’s come back to New York City after a long absence, and though he’d much rather spend his days drinking artisanal beer in his favorite local bar, his old friends—and his enemies—have other plans for him. One night M might find himself squaring off against the pirates who cruise the Gowanus Canal; another night sees him at a fashionable uptown charity auction where the waitstaff are all zombies. A subway ride through the inner circles of hell? In M’s world, that’s practically a pleasant diversion.

Before too long, M realizes he’s landed in the middle of a power struggle between Celise, the elegant White Queen of Manhattan, and Abilene, Brooklyn’s hip, free-spirited Red Queen, a rivalry that threatens to make New York go the way of Atlantis. To stop it, M will have to call in every favor, waste every charm, and blow every spell he’s ever acquired—he might even have to get out of bed before noon.

Enter a world of Wall Street wolves, slumming scenesters, desperate artists, drug-induced divinities, pocket steampunk universes, and demonic coffee shops. M’s New York, the infinite nexus of the universe, really is a city that never sleeps—but is always dreaming.


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Upcoming books from Tor:


Jacqueline Carey's Miranda and Caliban will be released in February 2017



John Scalzi's The Collapsing Empire in March 2017



and Brian Staveley's Skullsworn in April 2017.


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I saw that Peter Beagle, remarkably, has two short novels coming out between now and Febuary 2017.

The first is Summerlong, out in September:


Beloved author Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn) returns with this long-anticipated new novel, a beautifully bittersweet tale of passion, enchantment, and the nature of fate.

It was a typically unpleasant Puget Sound winter before the arrival of Lioness Lazos. An enigmatic young waitress with strange abilities, when the lovely Lioness comes to Gardner Island even the weather takes notice. 

As an impossibly beautiful spring leads into a perfect summer, Lioness is drawn to a complicated family. She is taken in by two disenchanted lovers—dynamic Joanna Delvecchio and scholarly Abe Aronson — visited by Joanna’s previously unlucky-in-love daughter, Lily. With Lioness in their lives, they are suddenly compelled to explore their deepest dreams and desires.

Lioness grows more captivating as the days grow longer. Her new family thrives, even as they may be growing apart. But lingering in Lioness’s past is a dark secret — and even summer days must pass

The second is In Calabria and comes out in February:



From the acclaimed author of The Last Unicorn comes a new, exquisitely-told unicorn fable for the modern age. 

Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy’s scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry. But one chilly morning, as though from a dream, an impossible visitor appears at the farm. When Claudio comes to her aid, an act of kindness throws his world into chaos. Suddenly he must stave off inquisitive onlookers, invasive media, and even more sinister influences.

Lyrical, gripping, and wise, In Calabria confirms Peter S. Beagle's continuing legacy as one of fantasy's most legendary authors.


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Blurb for Alastair Reynolds's Revenger:


Revenger is an epic story of adventure set in the rubble of a ruined universe, this is a deep space heist story of kidnap, betrayal, alien artefacts and revenge . . .

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives.

And there are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them . . .

Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It’s their business to find the tiny, enigmatic worlds which have been hidden away, booby-trapped, surrounded with layers of protection – and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous.

Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore’s crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular.

From the dark, distant future, and the rubble of our solar system comes  a tale of space pirates, buried treasure and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism . . . and of vengeance . . .

Revenger will be available in hardback, ebook and audio download in September 2016.


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