September 2014 Carabas’ New Book Recommends

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Series
Vol.
BR - The Martian The Martian
Andy Weir
9780091956141
PB
7.99
Del Rey
 
 
“Gravity” meets Robinson Crusoe in this story of a man stranded on Mars, shortly to be made a film directed by Ridley Scott. The author grew up wanting to be an astronaut, but has settled for writing instead. Source: The Bookseller
Check the new film edition on our October 2015 New Book Recommends.and read an extract on Carabas here!
BR - Dragons at CC Dragons at Crumbling Castle
Terry Pratchett
9780857534378
HB
12.99
Doubleday
 
 
Fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem!
Now in Paperback – see our June 2015 New Book Recommends here!
A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction
Terry Pratchett
9780857521224
HB
20
Doubleday
 
 
A Slip of the Keyboard brings together the finest examples of Pratchett’s non fiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf’s love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him. With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out to speak for himself – man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orang-utans and Dignity in Dying.
BR - Last Dark The Last Dark
Stephen Donaldson
9780575083462
PB
9.99
Gollancz
The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
4
The long-awaited final part of the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Can Thomas and Linden stop the Worm of the World’s End from unmaking time? Source: The Bookseller Magazine
Delayed: arrived in Feb 2015…
The Relic Guild The Relic Guild
Edward Cox
9781473200296
HB
20.00
Gollancz
1
It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir. But when the Thaumaturgist overlords went to war the Labyrinth became an abandoned forbidden zone, where humans were trapped behind walls 100 feet high. Now the Aelfir are a distant memory and the Thaumaturgists have faded into myth. Young Clara struggles to survive in a dangerous and dysfunctional city, fearful that someone will discover she is touched by magic. But when a strange man named Fabian Moor returns, Clara learns that some myths are much more deadly in the flesh. The only people Clara can trust are a secret band of magickers sworn to protect the Labyrinth; but the Relic Guild are now too few. To save the Labyrinth – and the lives of one million humans – Clara and the Relic Guild must find a way to contact the worlds beyond their walls. * MARQUIS SEPTEMBER PICKDebut
NOW OUT IN PAPERBACK – see it on our July 2015 New Book Recommends page here!
You can also read an extract of THE RELIC GUILD on Carabas here…
And check out our Author Profile of Edward Cox here!
Dangerous Women Dangerous Women: Part One
George RR Martin, Gardner Dozois (Ed)
9780007549429
PB
8.99
Harper Voyager
 
 
Anthology that includes a 100-page novella from Martin entitled “The Princess and the Queen” about the origins of the Targaryen civil war. Source: The Bookseller
BR - Sleeping Late... Sleeping Late on Judgement Day
Tad Williams
9781444738650
HB
18.99
Hodder
Bobby Dollar
3
Bobby Dollar thinks he’s seen it all – after all, he’s been to Hell and back again. Literally. But he has another thing coming. Bobby’s going to have to pull himself together and make a few tough decisions before time runs out. The problem is, time could run out at any moment. In the final Bobby Dollar novel in Tad Williams’ groundbreaking epic fantasy trilogy, fallen angel Bobby Dollar will finally be force to confront the one problem he can’t talk his way out of: his own. Tag: Urban Fantasy.
NOW IN PAPERBACK – see our April 2015 New Book Recommends here!
BR - Lagoon Lagoon
Nnedi Okorafor
9781444762761
PB
8.99
Hodder
 
 
A marine biologist, a famous rapper, a troubled soldier… when a meteorite plunges into the ocean, these three must band together with a visitor from beyond the stars to save the world. Source: The Bookseller
BR - Gleam Gleam
Tom Fletcher
9781848662520
HB
20
Jo Fletcher
Factory Trilogy
1
The gargantuan Factory of Gleam is an ancient, hulking edifice of stone, metal and glass ruled over by chaste alchemists and astronomer priests. As millennia have passed, the population has decreased, and now only the central district is fully inhabited and operational; the outskirts have been left for the wilderness to reclaim. This decaying, lawless zone is the Discard; the home of Wild Alan. Clever, arrogant, and perpetually angry, Wild Alan is both loved and loathed by the Discard’s misfits. He’s convinced that the Gleam authorities were behind the disaster that killed his parents and his ambition is to prove it. But he’s about to uncover more than he bargained for.
Now available in Paperback: Check out our March New Book Recommends here…
BR - The Sword of Feimhin The Sword of Feimhin
Frank P Ryan
9781780877440
PB
8.99
Jo Fletcher
The Three Powers
3
The Tyrant’s control of the Fáil has increased so much that now he threatens Earth as well as Tír. In a violently dystopic London, where Mark and Nantosueta are searching for Padraig and the Sword of Feimhin, Penny Postlethwaite, a gifted teenager, is mapping two Londons, the tormented ‘City Above’ and an eerie ‘City Below’. On Tír, Alan’s Shee army is intent on attacking Ghork Mega, the Tyrant’s capital city, but obstacles obstruct his path at every turn. And in Dromenon Kate finds herself entering the Land of the Dead in her hunt for the serpent-dragon Nidhoggr. Day by day and hour by hour, the looming threat grows. Tag: Urban Fantasy, London
BR - The Fourth Gwenevere The Fourth Gwenevere
John James
9781848664128
HB
20
Jo Fletcher
 
 
Gwenevere, Arthur’s Saxon wife, is a problem. As the dynastic cement between the British and the Saxons, her marriage to Arthur will result in a child that will unite both sides. At least, that would have been the plan, had the Great Duke Arthur not died and left the petty kings of Britain to squabble over his title. Only Morvran, Arthur’s chief fixer, has the wit to see that the Fourth Gwenevere is the key to maintaining a crumbling peace. But when she is abducted, it seems that all hopes might disappear with her… By John James (completed by Caitlin and John Matthews)
BR - Hidden Hidden
Benedict Jacka
9780356502311
PB
8.99
Orbit
Alex Verus
5
Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures – a talent that’s gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But what happens when someone doesn’t want Alex’s help? Alex’s friend, the life mage Anne, distanced herself from him when she found out about his past as a Dark apprentice. Now she’s in serious trouble, but wants nothing to do with him. Alex has to start wondering if Anne’s problem is really with him – or if there’s a secret she’s trying to hide. On top of that, rumours are swirling around London that Alex’s former master may be back in town. Alex has no idea what his agenda may be, or who it involves . . . * MARQUIS’ SEPTEMBER PICK * Urban Fantasy, London 
Check out our Author Profile of Benedict Jacka here…
BR - The Whispering Skull The Whispering Skull
Jonathan Stroud
9780857532657
HB
12.99
Random House
Lockwood & Co
2
Things seem to be looking up for Lockwood & Co when the team is called to Kensal Green Cemetery to investigate the grave of a sinister Victorian doctor. As usual, Lockwood is confident; as usual, everything goes wrong – a terrible phantom is unleashed, and a dangerous object is stolen from the coffin. Lockwood & Co must recover the relic before its power is unleashed, but it’s a race against time. And if that’s not bad enough, the skull in the ghost-jar is stirring again…
Paperback now available…
BR - Robogenesis Robogenesis
Daniel H Wilson
9781471126925
PB
7.99
Simon & Schuster
 
2
The long-awaited sequel to Robopocalypse, which is in production with Steven Spielberg. Source: The Bookseller