Anderson, Douglas A., ed. : H. P. Lovecraft’s Favorite Weird Tales
(Open Road Publishing B005HJ6REW, $4.99, ebook, August 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Mon 15 Aug 2011
(First edition: Cold Spring Press, November 2005)
Anthology of 18 stories identified by Lovecraft in 1929-1930 as his favorites, including both ‘literary’ and ‘popular’ titles, along with commentary about the stories from Lovecraft’s writings. Authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and M.R. James.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides the complete table of contents.
Bodin, Félix, translated by Brian Stableford : The Novel of the Future
(Black Coat Press B005VQUOH2, $5.99, ebook, October 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Oct 2011
(First edition: Black Coat Press, September 2008)
Ebook edition of a French novel published in 1834 here translated by Brian M. Stableford.
• The publisher’s site has this description with links to Amazon and B&N.
• This is the first of six titles released on October 13th as the first batch of the publisher’s catalog to be released in ebook formats, with additional titles following on a weekly basis.
• Black Coat’s homepage has a list of currently available ebooks at the bottom of the page.
* Grant, John : Warm Words & Otherwise: A Blizzard of Book Reviews
(UK: Infinity Plus B005NFPFHU, $1.99, ebook, September 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Sep 2011
Collection of book reviews, over 150,000 words, covering titles by Ray Bradbury, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Michael Moorcock, Terry Pratchett, Connie Willis, and many others.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the complete table of contents; Amazon’s page also lists the complete table of contents.
• Infinity Plus has also released e-book editions of three previously published novels: Robert Freeman Wexler’s Circus of the Grand Design (2004), Eric Brown’s Approaching Omega (2005), and Eric Brown’s Meridian Days (1992).
Grimsley, Jim : Kirith Kirin
(Ducktown Press B004UT6D76, $9.99, ebook, October 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Sat 1 Oct 2011
(First edition: Meisha Merlin, May 2000)
Fantasy novel about a young boy in the land of Aeryn who learns magic in order to fight an evil usurper.
• It won the Lambda Literary Award in 2001.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page.
* King, Stephen : Mile 81
(Scribner B005COO1X6, $2.99, ebook, September 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 1 Sep 2011
Short story about strange goings-on at the Mile 81 rest stop on Route 95 in Maine.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon has nearly 200 evenly-mixed reader reviews.
* Rowan, Iain : One Step Closer
(UK: Infinity Plus B005L9Y9YI, $0.99, ebook, September 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Sat 3 Sep 2011
Crime short story, first published in 2005, and first in a new series of Infinity Plus Singles available for $.99 (or L.86).
• The linked page lists the first five, beginning with this one and followed by John Grant’s “Has Anyone Here Seen Kristie?”, Eric Brown’s “The Time-Lapsed Man”, Keith Brooke’s “Head Shots”, and Kit Reed’s “Old Soldiers”.
Wells, Martha : Wheel of the Infinite
(Martha Wells/Amazon B005EC3IHG, $3.95, ebook, July 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Sat 23 Jul 2011
(First edition: HarperCollins/Eos, July 2000)
Fantasy novel, set in a Celestial Empire where an ex-priestess leads a battle to restore the sacred patterns in the wheel that ensures the existence of the world.
• The author’s site has this page for the book, with quotes from reviews and a Chapter One excerpt.