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    Series: Deadman's Cross
    Death Doesn't Bargain A Deadman's Cross Novel Sherrilyn Kenyon
    9780765385710 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: May 08, 2018 Print Run: 275000
    $36.50 CAD 6.41 x 9.63 x 1.24 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Death Doesn’t Bargainis the second historical fantasy title inNew York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadman’s Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices they make.

      The Deadmen are back…

      But so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn…and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.

      Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine’s hands. He expects no mercy or rescue.

      Yet Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it’s her calling, and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.

      To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn’t seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron’s resolve.

      Bio
      SHERRILYN KENYON is a multipleNew York Times bestselling author, her most recent bestseller isDeadmen Walking, the first book in her Deadman's Cross series, which became aNew York Timesbestseller in May, 2017. This extraordinary author continues to top every genre in which she writes. More than 60 million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her current series include Deadman's Cross, The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark Hunter series are soon to be major media productions.
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      Awards
      Reviews

      Praise for Sherrilyn Kenyon

      "Kenyon (Born of Legend) puts the lie to the old adage “Dead men tell no tales” in the jam-packed, appealing first book of her Deadman’s Cross historical fantasy series." —Publishers Weekly onDeadmen Walking

      “Kenyon’s writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative.” —Boston Globe

      “Arguably the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days.” —Publishers Weekly

      “[An] engaging read.” —Entertainment WeeklyonDevil May Cry

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    Walkaway A Novel Cory Doctorow Canada
    9780765392770 Paperback FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date: May 22, 2018 Print Run: 100000
    $24.99 CAD 5.4 x 8.28 x 1.49 in | 496 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Kirkus' Best Fiction of 2017

      FromNew York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.

      "Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle." —William Gibson

      Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza—known to his friends as Hubert, Etc—was too old to be at that Communist party.

      But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be—except amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. After falling in with Natalie, an ultra-rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society—and walk away.

      After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life—food, clothing, shelter—from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system.

      It’s still a dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight, shadows hiding predators animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, more people join them. Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. Now it’s war – a war that will turn the world upside down.

      Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous,Walkaway is a multi-generation science fiction thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years…and the very human people who will live their consequences.

      Bio
      CORY DOCTOROW is a coeditor ofBoing Boing, a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an MIT Media Lab Research Associate and a visiting professor of Computer Science at the Open University. His award-winning novelLittle Brotherand its sequelHomelandwere aNew York Times bestsellers. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in Los Angeles.
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      Awards
      NPR Best Book of the Year 2017, Long-listed
      Locus Awards - Nominee 2018, Short-listed
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2017, Long-listed
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      Praise forWalkaway

      “Is Doctorow’s fictional utopia bravely idealistic or bitterly ironic? The answer is in our own hands. A dystopian future is in no way inevitable;Walkaway reminds us that the world we choose to build is the one we’ll inhabit. Technology empowers both the powerful and the powerless, and if we want a world with more liberty and less control, we’re going to have to fight for it.”—Edward Snowden

      “The darker the hour, the better the moment for a rigorously-imagined utopian fiction.Walkaway is now the best contemporary example I know of, its utopia glimpsed after fascinatingly-extrapolated revolutionary struggle. A wonderful novel: everything we’ve come to expect from Cory Doctorow and more.”—William Gibson

      “TheBhagavad Gita of hacker/maker/burner/open source/git/gnu/wiki/99%/adjunctfaculty/Anonymous/shareware/thingiverse/cypherpunk/LGTBQIA*/squatter/upcycling culture...zipped it down into a pretty damned tight techno-thriller with a lot of sex in it.”—Neal Stephenson

      “Cory Doctorow is one of our most important science fiction writers, because he’s also a public intellectual in the old style: he brings the news and explains it, making clearer the confusions of our wild current moment. His fiction is always the heart of his work, and this is his best book yet, describing vividly the revolutionary beginnings of a new way of being. In a world full of easy dystopias, he writes the hard utopia, and what do you know, his utopia is both more thought-provoking and more fun.”—Kim Stanley Robinson

      "Thrilling and unexpected....A truly visionary techno-thriller that not only depicts how we might live tomorrow, but asks why we don’t already."Kirkus(starred review)

      "Doctorow has envisioned a fascinating world...This intriguing take on a future that might be right around the corner is bound to please." —Library Journal

      "Memorable and engaging. ...Ultimately suffused with hope." —Booklist

      "This book genuinely inspired me....Walkaway could well be the most significant novel of the tens." —Strange Horizons

      "A page-turner that explores a revolutionary response to the bourgeois elite." —Cascadia Weekly


      "A satisfyingly credible and compelling world...with ample thought given to how the choices we make in dealing with individuals shapes the foundation of the society in which we live." —Winnipeg Free Press

      "A bravura piece of storytelling, and marks a powerful shift in awareness and understanding." —National Post

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    Series: Villains
    Vicious V. E. Schwab
    9781250183507 Paperback FICTION / Superheroes On Sale Date: May 29, 2018 Print Run: 50000
    $23.50 CAD 5.72 x 8.22 x 1.09 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      A trade paperback repackage ofNew York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab'sVicious, a masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, and superpowers which will include:

      *A new cover by Wil Staehle, cover artist of the iconic Shades of Magic trilogy covers
      *Schwab's Tor.com short story set within theVicious universe, "Warm Up"
      *A teaser for the upcoming sequel,Vengeful

      Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

      Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

      InVicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.

      "A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one…highly recommended!" —Jonathan Maberry,New York Times bestselling author ofMarvel Universe vs The Avengers andPatient Zero

      Bio
      VICTORIA “V.E.” SCHWAB is the #1New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series,This Savage Song,Our Dark Duet andVicious. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured in theNew York Times,Entertainment Weekly,Washington Post and more, translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she splits her time between Nashville, TN and Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2013, Long-listed
      Reviews

      Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now

      "Fresh, merciless, and, yes, vicious. Wow."—Mira Grant,New York Timesbestselling author of the Newsflesh Trilogy

      “Schwab's characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes... In a genre that tends toward the flippant or pretentious, this is a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic. Schwab's tale of betrayal, self-hatred, and survival will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

      “A fun, morally-flexible revenge tale...Vicious methodically ratchets up the tension as Victor and Eli circle each other for the inevitable kill.” —Daniel H. Wilson, NYT bestselling author of Robopocalypse

      “Schwab gathers all the superhero/supervillain tropes and turns them on their sundry heads.... I could not put it down.” —F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series

      Vicious is dark and intricate and daring, twisting back and forth through time and morality and life and death until you can't turn the pages fast enough. I loved it.” —Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer

      “An epic collision of super-powered nemeses. The writing and storycraft is Schwab's own superpower as this tale leaps off the page in all its dark, four-color comic-book glory.” —Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds

      “Utterly brilliant. Schwab takes the notion of superhero fiction and bashes it on its head...prepare to be thoroughly entertained.” —Jackie Kessler, coauthor of Black and White

      “A noirish cross between the X-Men and 'The Count of Monte Cristo.' You won't be able to stop turning the pages.” —Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver

      “V.E. Schwab writes with the fiendish ingenuity, sardonic wit, and twisted imagination of a true supervillain.” —Greg Cox, New York Times bestselling author

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    Series: Villains
    Vicious V. E. Schwab
    9781250160263 Hardcover FICTION / Superheroes On Sale Date: May 29, 2018 Print Run: 10000
    $36.50 CAD 5.7 x 8.55 x 1.34 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      A trade paperback repackage ofNew York Times bestseller V.E. Schwab'sVicious, a masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, and superpowers which will include:

      *A new cover by Wil Staehle, cover artist of the iconic Shades of Magic trilogy covers
      *Schwab's Tor.com short story set within theVicious universe, "Warm Up"
      *A teaser for the upcoming sequel,Vengeful

      Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

      Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

      InVicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question.

      "A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one…highly recommended!" —Jonathan Maberry,New York Times bestselling author ofMarvel Universe vs The Avengers andPatient Zero

      Bio
      VICTORIA “V.E.” SCHWAB is the #1New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series,This Savage Song,Our Dark Duet andVicious. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured in theNew York Times,Entertainment Weekly,Washington Post and more, translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she splits her time between Nashville, TN and Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2013, Long-listed
      Reviews

      Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now

      "Fresh, merciless, and, yes, vicious. Wow."—Mira Grant,New York Timesbestselling author of the Newsflesh Trilogy

      “Schwab's characters feel vital and real, never reduced to simple archetypes... In a genre that tends toward the flippant or pretentious, this is a rare superhero novel as epic and gripping as any classic comic. Schwab's tale of betrayal, self-hatred, and survival will resonate with superhero fans as well as readers who have never heard of Charles Xavier or Victor von Doom.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

      “A fun, morally-flexible revenge tale...Vicious methodically ratchets up the tension as Victor and Eli circle each other for the inevitable kill.” —Daniel H. Wilson, NYT bestselling author of Robopocalypse

      “Schwab gathers all the superhero/supervillain tropes and turns them on their sundry heads.... I could not put it down.” —F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series

      Vicious is dark and intricate and daring, twisting back and forth through time and morality and life and death until you can't turn the pages fast enough. I loved it.” —Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer

      “An epic collision of super-powered nemeses. The writing and storycraft is Schwab's own superpower as this tale leaps off the page in all its dark, four-color comic-book glory.” —Chuck Wendig, author of Blackbirds

      “Utterly brilliant. Schwab takes the notion of superhero fiction and bashes it on its head...prepare to be thoroughly entertained.” —Jackie Kessler, coauthor of Black and White

      “A noirish cross between the X-Men and 'The Count of Monte Cristo.' You won't be able to stop turning the pages.” —Alex Bledsoe, author of The Hum and the Shiver

      “V.E. Schwab writes with the fiendish ingenuity, sardonic wit, and twisted imagination of a true supervillain.” —Greg Cox, New York Timesbestselling author

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    Series: Lady Astronaut
    The Calculating Stars A Lady Astronaut Novel Mary Robinette Kowal
    9780765378385 Paperback FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date: July 03, 2018 Print Run: 40000
    $24.99 CAD 5.42 x 8.26 x 1.16 in | 432 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Mary Robinette Kowal's science fiction debut,The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning "Lady Astronaut of Mars."

      Winner 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novel
      Winner 2019 Locus Award for Best Novel
      Hugo Finalist for Best Novel
      2019 Campbell Memorial Award Finalist

      Locus Trade Paperback Bestseller List

      Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2018—Science Fiction/Fantasy
      Winner 2019 RUSA Reading List for Science FictionAmerican Library Association
      Locus 2018 Recommended Reading List

      Buzzfeed—17 Science-Fiction Novels By Women That Are Out Of This World

      Locus Bestseller List

      Chicago Review of Books—Top 10 Science Fiction Books of 2018
      Goodreads—Most Popular Books Published in July 2018 (#66)
      The Verge—12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels for July 2018
      Unbound Worlds—Best SciFi and Fantasy Books of July 2018
      Den of Geek—Best Science Fiction Books of June 2018
      PublishersWeekly—Best SFF Books of 2018
      Omnivoracious—15 Highly Anticipated SFF Reads for Summer 2018
      Past Magazine—Best Novels of 2018
      Bookriot—Best Science Fiction Books of 2018
      The Library Thing—Top Five Books of 2018

      On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.

      Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too.

      Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

      Bio
      Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the historical fantasy novelsGhost Talkersand the five books in The Glamourist Histories series. She is also a multiple Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction has appeared in Uncanny, Tor.com, and Asimov’s. Mary, a professional puppeteer, lives in Chicago with her husband Robert and over a dozen manual typewriters.
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      Awards
      Locus Awards - Winner 2019, Winner
      Nebula Awards - Winner 2018, Winner
      Nebula Awards - Nominee 2018, Short-listed
      Hugo Award - Nominee 2019, Short-listed
      Hugo Award - Winner 2019, Winner
      Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Guide to the 100 Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Library Journal Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
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      Praise forThe Calculating Stars

      “This is what NASA never had, a heroine with attitude.”—The Wall Street Journal

      “InThe Calculating Stars,Mary Robinette Kowal imagines an alternate history of spaceflight that reminds me of everything I loved aboutHidden Figures.”—Cady Coleman, Astronaut

      “TheLady Astronaut series might be set in an alternate past, but they’re cutting-edge SF novels that speak volumes about the present.”—The Verge

      “Fans of [Hidden Figures] will definitely find something to like in this novel.”—SF Revu

      “Readers will thrill to the story of this “lady astronaut” and eagerly anticipate the promised sequels.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “Kowal’s book was revelatory for me, because here is a version of history where men eventually, finally, listen to women.”—Tor.com

      “If you like: lady scientists and lady astronauts, space science, lovely romance, the historical fight for equality, if you read or watched Hidden Figures and loved it, if you watched the Netlfix’s documentary Mercury 13 (about the very real 13 women who underwent secret testing to become Astronauts in the 60s), please don’t miss this one.”—Kirkus

      “A fine balance of integrating historical accuracy—including mid-twentieth-century sexism, racism, and technology—with speculative storytelling.”—Booklist

      “Readers will be hooked.”—Library Journal

      “Kowal has produced a novel that sheds light on how we can build a better future.”—Escapist Magazine

      “I couldn’t put this paperback down, and I was mad at everything that kept me away from it.”—While Reading and Walking

      “This is a book about fortitude, about preservation, and strength in the face of injustice, resilience as a flag against oppression and politics. Parts of this book makes me cry. I cry in rage, in defiance, in support, and in triumph.”—Utopia State of Mind

      “An engrossing alternate history with a unique point of view,The Fated Sky dramatically demonstrates the technical problems with going to Mars—but the technical problems are the not the only ones. Never backing down from vital issues of race and gender,The Fated Sky confronts the human issues of space travel in a United States made increasingly desperate by a massive meteor strike. Plausible, convincing, and ultimately moving.”—Nancy Kress, author of the Hugo Award-winning "Yesterday's Kin"

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    9781250124746 Hardcover PERFORMING ARTS / Film On Sale Date: May 01, 2018 Print Run: 30000
    $34.99 CAD 6.42 x 9.62 x 1.21 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      George Beahm, a former U.S. Army major, draws on his experience to discuss the military science of the sprawling Star Wars universe: its personnel, weapons, technology, tactics and strategy, including an analysis of its key battles to explain how the outmanned and outgunned rebels ultimately prevailed against overwhelming forces.

      Contrasting the military doctrine of the real world with the fictional world of Star Wars, the author constructively criticizes the military strengths and weaknesses of Darth Vader’s Galactic Empire and Kylo Ren’s First Order...

      FromStar Wars: A New Hope (1977) toRogue One (2016), this timely book demystifies the operational arts in an accessible and entertaining way for military personnel and civilians.

      Replete with a glossary of military terms, this book is supplemented with an annotated bibliography.

      Bio
      GEORGE BEAHM has published more than thirty books, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages worldwide and have appeared on numerous bestseller lists including theNew York Times,Wall Street Journal,USA Today,Los Angeles Times, andPublishersWeekly. A former Army major in the field artillery who served on active duty, in the National Guard, and in the Army Reserve, Beahm and his wife live in southeast Virginia.
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      Awards
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      "George Beahm does it again. This book explores the military elements and aspects of the STAR WARS universe, as seen and interpreted by a seasoned and knowledgeable military man. Not only does the book provide fascinating info and insights, it shows a boundless respect for the incredible universe created by George Lucas, and further immerses fans in its history and mythology." —Stephen J. Spignesi,New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Lost Work of Stephen King

      "Exhaustive, reverential, and witty!The Military Science of Star Warsprovides real-world insight into George Lucas's classic of imagination." —Jan Strnad, award-winning author ofStar Wars: Prelude to Rebellion

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    Series: Eirlandia Series
    In the Region of the Summer Stars Eirlandia, Book One Stephen R. Lawhead
    9780765383440 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: May 15, 2018 Print Run: 30000
    $33.99 CAD 6.41 x 9.61 x 1.31 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      In the Region of the Summer Starsis a new Celtic fantasy from Stephen R. Lawhead, the critically-acclaimed author of the Pendragon Cycle.

      Ravaged by barbarian Scálda forces, the last hope for Eirlandia lies with the island’s warring tribes.

      Wrongly cast out of his tribe, Conor, the first-born son of the Celtic king, embarks on a dangerous mission to prove his innocence.

      What he discovers will change Eirlandia forever. For the Scálda have captured the mystical Fae to use as an ultimate weapon.

      And Conor’s own people have joined in the invasion.

      The Eirlandia Series:
      #1)In the Region of the Summer Stars
      #2)In the Land of the Everliving
      #3)In the Kingdom of All Tomorrows

      Bio
      STEPHEN R. LAWHEAD is the internationally acclaimed author of the best-selling Pendragon Cycle, which received critical acclaim for its creative retelling of the Arthur legend and historical credibility. In addition to that series, he is the author of more than 28 novels and numerous children's and non-fiction books of fantasy and imaginative fiction, including the award-winning Song of Albion trilogy. His trademark style of gifted storytelling combined with strong spiritual vision hasplaced his books among the enduring favorites of fiction. Lawhead makes his home in Oxford, England, with his wife, Alice.
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      Awards
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      Praise forIn the Region of the Summer Stars

      “Fierce companions, mighty foes, and fae magic all intertwine with multiple points of view in an exciting tale.”—Booklist

      “Brilliant storytelling filled with lyrical language.”—RT Book Reviews


      Praise for Stephen R. Lawhead

      “Lawhead brilliantly creates an authentic and vivid Arthurian Britain, and never forsakes a sense of wonder.”—Publishers Weekly onPendragon

      “Lawhead demonstrates a genuine love for and understanding of Anglo-Celtic mythology.”—Library JournalonThe Paradise War

      “Lawhead treats his Celtic lore with respect.”—Kirkus onThe Paradise War

      “In the sweeping style of George R.R. Martin and J.R.Tolkien, Lawhead has created a diverse universe and rich cast of characters.”—Library Journal onBright Empires

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    Series: Signal Airship
    By Fire Above A Signal Airship Novel Robyn Bennis
    9780765388797 Hardcover FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date: May 15, 2018 Print Run: 20000
    $34.99 CAD 7.51 x 6.9 x 1.14 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      By Fire Above is the rip-roaring new adventure in Robyn Bennis's Signal Airship military fantasy series that Patricia Briggs hails as “full of sass and terrific characters.”


      "All's fair in love and war," according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, "Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell."

      Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly toleratedMistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother.

      Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of theMistralfigure out a way to return to Durum—only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.

      “Full of sass and terrific characters. Great storytelling. Loved it.” —Patricia Briggs

      “Marvelous, witty and action-packed steampunk with exquisite attention to detail. Bennis's writing is incredible, her vocabulary impressive, and she honest to God made me believe you could build an airship from spare parts.”—New York Times andUSA Today Bestselling author Ann Aguirre

      Bio
      ROBYN BENNIS is a scientist and airship aficionado living in Madison, Wisconsin.By Fire Above is the sequel to her debut novel,The Guns Above.
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      Awards
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      “Bennis opens and closes with fierce combat sequences and layers in knotty questions about how to distinguish between loyalty and romance from love, and balance obedience to superiors with duty to subordinates, all starkly highlighted by life-or-death decisions forced on the characters. Readers will hear both the crackle of musket fire and the heartfelt cries of honest self-admission in this rich adventure.”Publishers Weekly

      Praise for the Signal Airship series

      “Steampunky navy-in-the-air military tale full of sass and terrific characters. Great storytelling. Loved it.” —Patricia Briggs

      “Marvelous, witty, gory AF, action-packed steampunk with exquisite attention to detail. Bennis's writing is incredible, her vocabulary impressive, and she honest to God made me believe you could build an airship from spare parts.”—New York Times andUSA Today Bestselling author Ann Aguirre

      The Guns Above is a sharp, witty Ruritanian adventure full of flintlock rifles, plumed shakos, brass buttons... and airships! Taking place in an alternate mid-nineteenth-century Europe where dirigibles ply the smoky air over battlefields and women have been grudgingly admitted to the air corps,The Guns Above takes a clear-eyed, even cynical view of the 'glories' of war, complete with blood, shit, shattered limbs, and petty squabbles among the nobility. The aerial combat is gut-clenchingly realistic, the two viewpoint characters are well-drawn and as different as can be, and the action never stops. Hard women learn compassion, soft men learn bravery, and the fate of a nation depends on one rickety airship and its stalwart crew. A winner!”—David D. Levine, author ofArabella of Mars

      “An engaging gunpowder adventure with a helping of witty Noel Coward dialogue and a touch of Joseph Heller.”—Tina Connolly, Nebula Award-nominated author ofIronskin

      “Wonderfully adventurous and laudably detailed. Bennis paints airship battles so clearly you'd swear they were from memory.”—Becky Chambers, author ofThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

      “Most airships seem to be powered by handwaving, but Bennis builds hers out of solid, believable detail. You couldn't pay me enough to go up in one of those flying death-traps, but I never question for an instant why Josette does, and I'm cheering for her every step of the way.“—Marie Brennan, author ofA Natural History of Dragons

      “Buckle in. The crew of the Mistral will take readers on adventures they won’t soon forget.”—Pip Ballantine, author of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series

      “Hold on to your goggles, Bennis'The Guns Above is a nonstop ride.”—Suzanne Lazear, author of The Aether Chronicles Series

      “A fast-paced military fantasy, full of colourful characters and quirky humour that had me laughing throughout. Every fan of airships should read this.”—Marc Turner, author ofDragon Hunters

      “Bennis's prose is wry and explosive!”—Lawrence Schoen, author ofBarsk

      “Entertaining from start to finish, laced with brash banter and characters full of grit, muscle, and heart.”—Jacqueline Koyanagi, author ofAscension

      “Bennis writes a pleasing mix of banter and gritty battle scenes, combining both the adrenaline rush of combat and its horrifying results, and never indulging in too-sudden social victories that might cheapen the long struggle against embedded prejudice.”Publishers Weekly

      “An exciting new world that will attract steampunk fans of all ages and leave them hoping for more.”Booklist

      “An inventive military fantasy that will grab readers at the first page. Delightful, memorable characters make up Bennis’ debut, along with her concise, amusing storytelling. Without a doubt, Bennis’ latest is a highly entertaining read.”RT Book Reviews, four stars

      “A fun blend of flintlock rifles, airships, military exercises, and wry commentary on both gender politics and 'military intelligence.' There’s enough whip-smart dialogue to make any reader laugh out loud, and readers who are mechanically inclined will love the detailed descriptions of gears, flight tests, and ballast.” —Fantasy Literature

      “Delightfully dry whistle-past-the-graveyard humour, a soupçon of sarcasm, and an approach to military action that reminds me of nothing so much as Forrester’s Hornblower or Cornwell’s Sharpe novels—but with airships and female officers....The Guns Aboveis an immensely entertaining, fast-paced adventure.” —Liz Bourke, Tor.com

      "Airships, kick-ass women, and military fiction with a hint of fantasy… I mean, really, what more could you want?" —Nerdophile

      “AlthoughThe Guns Above may be author Robyn Bennis’ first published novel, it certainly reads as though she’s found her voice— and a great story to boot.”—Culturess

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    Series: Amberlough Dossier
    Armistice Book 2 in the Amberlough Dossier Lara Elena Donnelly
    9781250173560 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: May 15, 2018 Print Run: 20000
    $22.50 CAD 5.38 x 8.25 x 1.06 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Armistice returns to Donnelly’s ravishing 1930s Art Deco-tinged fantasy world of the Nebula and Lambda Award-nominatedAmberloughwith a decadent, tumultuous mixture of sex, politics, and spies


      “A hefty novel full of fascinating characters exploring oversized topics such as sexuality, music, culture, fascism, nationalism, class wars, revolution and love.” —Shelf Awareness

      In a tropical country where shadowy political affairs lurk behind the scenes of its glamorous film industry, three people maneuver inside a high stakes game of statecraft and espionage:

      Lillian, a reluctant diplomat serving a fascist nation,

      Aristide, an expatriate film director running from lost love and a criminal past,

      —and Cordelia, a former cabaret stripper turned legendary revolutionary.

      Each one harbors dangerous knowledge that can upturn a nation. When their fates collide, machinations are put into play, unexpected alliances are built, and long-held secrets are exposed. Everything is barreling towards an international revolt...and only the wiliest ones will be prepared for what comes next.

      ForAmberlough:

      “James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.”—Holly Black

      “Astonishing!”—World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

      “Beautiful, all too real, and full of pain. Read it. It will change you.”—Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal

      Bio

      LARA ELENA DONNELLY is a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, as well as the Alpha SF/F/H Workshop for Young Writers, where she now volunteers as on-site staff and publicity coordinator. In her meager spare time she cooks, draws, sings, and swing dances. After an idyllic, small-town Ohio childhood, she spent time in Louisville, Kentucky. She currently resides in Harlem, in a tower named after Ella Fitzgerald.

      Lara is the author ofAmberlough andArmistice.

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      “Bracing [and] timely...Donnelly has successfully built upon her intricate, lush world of passionate spies and turncoats, and each character leaps off the page in this satisfying novel that succeeds on both grand an intimate scales.”Publishers Weekly, starred review,onArmistice

      “Donnelly’s use of language, setting, and descriptions all serve to evoke a smoky, lustrous Art Deco atmosphere reminiscent of a 1930s theatrical production. Offer it to adventurous Le Carré fans: readers in search of espionage and political intrigue—with a dash of romance—against a distinctive backdrop.”Booklist, onArmistice

      “Donnelly returns readers to the world ofAmberlough(2017) in this sequel, in which the fallout of a fascist regime's triumph continues to haunt those who escaped it...or who thought they had. [For] readers who enjoy luxuriating in the book's rich prose, sharp dialogue, and detailed interpersonal histories.”Kirkus Reviews, onArmistice

      ForAmberlough:

      “James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.” —Holly Black

      “Donnelly blends romance and tragedy, evoking gilded-age glamour and the thrill of a spy adventure, in this impressive debut. As heartbreaking as it is satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

      “Donnelly’s striking debut brings a complex world of politics, espionage, and cabaret life to full vision. The emotional journeys of the characters as they struggle to survive in a society under siege by dark forces will strike a chord with readers as they race to the story’s conclusion.” —Library Journal, starred review, Debut of the Month

      “A tightly woven and diverse cast of spies, criminals, cabaret bohemians, and lovers struggles to save what matters to each of them against a tide of rising fascism and violence in Donnelly's debut novel, set in a vaguely 1920s milieu….A sense of inevitable loss and futility permeates this rich drama. The fascists may never be defeated but only escaped—if the characters are willing to abandon the people they love. That dilemma will haunt them, as it haunts the reader.” —Kirkus Reviews

      "Amberlough grabbed me from the first page. It is beautiful, all too real, and full of pain. Read it. It will change you."—Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal

      "An astonishing first novel!"—World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

      "Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue,Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world."—Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award

      "It’s a terrific novel. Very Evelyn Waugh meets The Sandbaggers.”—John Chu, Hugo-award winning author

      "A peach softens and grows sweeter until it reaches a fragile state, lasting only about six hours, during which it's actually better than perfect--and then it goes off, it's gone, it's through. InAmberloughDonnelly takes us to a city and culture just tipping from this pluperfect moment. What a rich and melancholy book; so tragic, so gay!" —Kai Ashante Wilson, author ofSorcerer of the Wildeepsand the Nebula & World Fantasy finalist for "The Devil in America"

      “This is the book we need right now.Amberlough is a gorgeous, crucial reminder that even when the Fascists take over, people will fight back - no matter how flawed or frightened or damaged they might be, or how much they risk by doing so.” —Sam J. Miller, finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards and winner of the Shirley Jackson Award

      Amberlough offers a sharp, lush, sensual espionage Cabaret, a Weimar world of lovers, criminals and spies all floating toward the fire.”—Max Gladstone, LAMBDA Literary Award finalist

      "Intrigue and passions intertwine inAmberlough – A city on the edge of political upheaval, glittering with decadence and riddled with spies! Be careful or you too will be lost in the whirl of the kind of glamour familiar in 1930s Shanghai or Weimar-era Berlin. Donnelley's debut is powerfully seductive and wrenching."—Fran Wilde, author ofUpdraft

      "A glittering cabaret of a novel, with show-stopping language on every page." —Lev AC Rosen, author ofDepth

      “Holy cow—this book is sharp, queer, sexy, and positively eviscerating. It's Cabaret meets spy novel in a lushly imagined fictional city, and a terrifyingly topical tale of fascism's rise. It's a brilliantly realized gut-punch. Highly recommended!” —James L. Sutter, co-creator of the Pathfinder RPG series

      "Lust and betrayal, intrigue and treachery, feints within feints within feints—Amberlough will keep readers up late into the night. I look forward to more adventures from Lara Elena Donnelly." —D.B. Jackson, author of the Thieftaker Chronicles

      "Amberlough is the stiletto-sharp tale of an intelligence agent caught between corrupt handlers, a rising fascist regime, and his doomed passion for the notorious star of a sizzling underworld nightclub. Sexy and suspenseful, with characters who play for keeps, Donnelly's debut novel mixes secrets, spying, and outlawed love like a perfectly made cocktail... one that seduces before hitting you with an unforgettable kick." —A.M. Dellamonica, LAMBDA Literary Award finalist forChild of a Hidden Sea

      "Weirdly elegant, wholly engaging, Donnelly's Amberlough is a richly visualized and genuinely fascinating novel. I couldn't put it down." —Josh Lanyon, author of the Adrien English Mysteries, and USA Book News Award for GLBT Fiction and the Eppie Award winner

      "If you put David Bowie, China Mieville, andShakespeare in Love into a blender, you might get something as rich and frothy asAmberlough. An intricate tale of society where nothing is as it seems, and where the political is all-too-personal."—Cecilia Tan, author of The Struck by Lightning series

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    Series: Tales of Durand
    In the Eye of Heaven The Tales of Durand, Book One David Keck Canada
    9781250172525 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: May 22, 2018 Print Run: 15000
    $19.99 CAD 6.22 x 9.34 x 1.17 in | 432 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      In the Eye of Heaven is book one of David Keck's acclaimed and gritty epic fantasy Eye of Heaven trilogy

      Durand is simply a good squire trying to become a good knight in a harsh and unforgiving world.

      After fourteen years of grueling training, Durand's knighthood and inheritance, the lordship of a small village in his father's duchy, seemed assured. However, Fate saw otherwise. When the long lost son of the knight of that village unexpectedly returns, Durand must forge his own name and fortune.

      Disgraced sons, treacherous dukes, plots of murder, and banished monsters—what begins as a young man’s journey to self-discovery quickly turns into a quest to save the World of Man.

      Bio
      DAVID KECK, originally from Winnipeg, Canada, is a middle school teacher and cartoonist living in New York with his wife science fiction and fantasy senior editor, Anne Groell. Keck's cartoons can be found in online and print publications. He also has a degree in English Literature/History and Education and a MA in Creative Writing.
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      Awards
      Reviews

      "A work of laudable ambition and a promising debut." —Locus on In the Eye of Heaven

      “The style reminded me somewhat of Gene Wolfe's in hisWizard Knight series . . .”—Bookloons

      “A powerful and assured debut novel, featuring gritty realism, skilled characterization, and compelling storytelling, set against the backdrop of a mythos that has the ring of primordial truth.” —Jacqueline Carey on In the Eye of Heaven

      “A very intelligent book, with a hero who starts out as raw and physical as the world in which he finds himself but who proves able to use his mind to get out of the situations his body's gotten him into.” —David Drake on In the Eye of Heaven

      “In David Keck's new fantasy, the gritty reality of medieval warfare is all the more believable against the backdrop of an Otherworld whose magic is rooted in folklore.” —Diana L. Paxson on In the Eye of Heaven

      “The world and its cultures that Keck unveils in In the Eye of Heaven are brutal and raw, and through it all the reader senses a fierce authenticity, a depth of knowledge in the author assuring that every detail every nuance, is precisely as it should be. This novel marks the debut of an exceptional series, revealing the mythical depth and resonance possible with in the genre of fantasy--a rare feat these days.” —Steven Erikson, author of Gardens of the Moon

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