P & Q

The following authors books can be found by using the image links:

General:   

Palmer, Ada - Terra Ignota

   

THE YEAR IS 2454

Humanity has engineered a hard-won golden age, forged in the aftermath of a bitter conflict that wiped both religion and nation state from the planet. Now seven factions or ‘Hives’ co-govern the world, their rule fuelled by protective censorship, oracular statistical analytics and technological abundance.

But this is a fragile Utopia – and someone is intent on pushing it to breaking point.

Convicted for his crimes, celebrated for his talents, Mycroft Canner is the indentured instrument – and confidant – of some of the world’s most powerful figures. When he is asked to investigate a bizarre theft, he finds himself on the trail of a conspiracy that could shatter the tranquil world order the Hives have maintained for three centuries.

But Mycroft has his own secrets. He is concealing a much greater threat to the seven Hives, a wild card no degree of statistical analysis could have prophesied. This threat takes the unlikely form of a thirteen-year-old called Bridger. For how will a world that has banished God deal with a child who can perform miracles?

Head Zeus Hardcover -Signed/Limited First Edition




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TPB                            

                                                                     

   

 All Those Vanished Engines by Paul Park

In All Those Vanished Engines, Paul Park returns to science fiction after a decade spent on the impressive four-volume A Princess of Roumania fantasy, with an extraordinary, intense, compressed SF novel in three parts, each set in its own alternate-history universe. The sections are all rooted in Virginia and the Battle of the Crater, and are also grounded in the real history of the Park family, from differing points of view. They are all gorgeously imaginative and carefully constructed, and reverberate richly with one another.

The first section is set in the aftermath of the Civil War, in a world in which the Queen of the North has negotiated a two-nation settlement. The second, taking place in northwestern Massachusetts, investigates a secret project during World War II, in a time somewhat like the present. The third is set in the near-future United States, with aliens from history.

TOR

First Edition Hardcover







     

                          B - Format                                        TPB - B                                                 TPB - B                                                                              TPB’s 

   

                                             TPB

   

                                                                                                                                        TPB - B  

                                                                           

                                                                                                            B - Format

     

     

                   Random House - Signed Hardcover                                               Oxford - First Edition Hardcover

The Stone Dance of the Chameleon:

    

                                                                                  Bantam - First Editions Hardcover                                                                                                                     TPB - B  

  

   

                                                                                                                      Simon & Schuster - First Edition Hardcover

     

                    B - Format     

    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           B - Formats


Centipede Press’s second collection of stories by Wilum Pugmire contains the author’s hand-picked greatest stories and prose poems. Profusely illustrated by Tom Brown, the book also features a dustjacket by Camille Alquier, frontispiece by Matthew Jaffe, and an interior illustrations by Gwabryel.

The book also has a terrific introduction by S.T. Joshi. 

Limited to 300 copies for sale, the book is bound in cloth and has a handsome blood-red ribbon marker and very nice deckled edges. Each copy is signed by Wilum Pugmire, S.T. Joshi, Camille Alquier, Tom Brown, and Matthew Jafffe.

Loaded with original artwork.

Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, Smyth-sewn binding, deckled edge.

6½ × 11 inches.

Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire (1951-2019) was a writer of horror fiction based in Seattle, Washington. His adopted middle name derives from the story of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe. Strongly influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, many of Pugmire’s stories directly reference Lovecraftian elements. Pugmire’s major original contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos is the Sesqua Valley, a fictional location in the Pacific Northwest of the United States that serves as the primary locale for much of his fiction. Pugmire was a self-proclaimed eccentric recluse, often called "the Queen of Eldritch Horror," as well as a self-identified "punk rock queen and street transvestite."




  

                                                                                               TPB's                                                                                                                               Dobson - First Edition Hardcover

 

'Waste Tide' by Chen Qiufan

Originally published in Chinese in 2013, anglophone readers can finally get a glimpse of a technological world from an author who grew up next to the largest E-waste facility in the world. 

The story takes place in the imaginary ''Silicon Isle''. The Chinese word ''硅屿'' for Silicon Isle shares a similar pronunciation with Guiyu (Chinese: 贵屿) in Mandarin. In the real world, Guiyu is a town in the Shantou prefecture of Guangdong province in China. And it is Shantou where Chen Qiufan was born and grew up before he entered Peking University.

Situated on the South China Sea coast, Guiyu got famous in the global environmentalist community for its reception of E-waste. The town held the record for being the largest E-waste site up to 2013. Though some residents got rich by electronic recycling, pollution became a serious issue in the town. 

'Mimi is a 'waste girl', a member of the lowest caste on Silicon Isle.

Located off China's southeastern coast, Silicon Isle is the global capital for electronic waste recycling, where thousands like Mimi toil day and night, hoping one day they too will enjoy the wealth they’ve created for their employers, the three clans who have ruled the isle for generations.

Luo Jincheng is the head of one of these clans, a role passed down from his father and grandfather before him. As the government enforces tighter restrictions, Luo in turn tightens the reins on the waste workers in his employ. Ruthlessness is his means of survival.

Scott Brandle has come to Silicon Isle representing TerraGreen Recycling, an American corporation that stands to earn ungodly sums if they can reach a deal to modernize the island’s recycling process.

Chen Kaizong, a Chinese American, travels to Silicon Isle as Scott’s interpreter. There, Kaizong is hoping to find his heritage, but finds more questions instead. The home he longs for may not exist.

As these forces collide, a dark futuristic virus is unleashed on the island, and war erupts between the rich and the poor; between Chinese tradition and American ambition; between humanity’s past and its future.'

Signed (author and translator) limited edition hardcover

Dust jacket illustration by Stephen McNally


  

                                 B - Format