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Kaiju: Every roar from these giant monsters shakes the earth, every footstep wreaks havoc; a simple stroll lays waste to cities and wreaks havoc on all. A truly mammoth compilation of mega-monster stories to feed your need for killer kaiju!

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Richard Parks’ fourth Yamada Monogatori book (and third novel) finds Lord Yamada helping Prince Kanemore ensure that Princess Teiko’s son, Takahito, inherits the Chrysanthemum Throne. Unfortunately, assuming the throne proves to be the easy part . . .

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Anthology featuring some of the year’s best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of “short novels” showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers. (Includes Hugo Award-winning “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor) . . .

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Modern authors carry on the disquieting traditions of the past while inventing imaginative new ways to unsettle us. The best dark fantasy and horror of 2015: more than 500 pages of tales from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique—sure to delight as well as disturb.

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016

Rich Horton returns with the eighth annual edition of outstanding science fiction and fantasy by some of the genre’s greatest authors: your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow…

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Winner of the British Fantasy Award! “In these extraordinary tales, American Book Award-winner Due uses a clear-eyed view of history to explain (but never excuse) the present . . . Even facing the end of the world and what comes after it, Due remains in control, carefully unveiling characters’ thoughts and feelings to her enthralled readers.”

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SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS: ToC & Cover!

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Swords Against Darkness
Edited by Paula Guran

Type: Trade Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6″X9″
ISBN: 9781607014850
Publication Date: April 26, 2017
Price: $19.95

Flashing swords and fearsome magicks . . . high adventure and wondrous wizardry . . . dread monsters and vast rewards . . .

Tales of sword and sorcery at their best offer keen wit, ingenious perception, freewheeling imagination, and canny invention. From its swashbuckling beginnings of good versus evil battles to clashes of more nuanced principles set in complex settings to havoc shaped by grittier perspectives, ambiguous morality, deep history, and expansive worldbuilding―readers continue to be thrilled by the exploits of great warriors and mighty mages.

Swords Against Darkness: an epic anthology of short stories and novellas from classic to modern, each tale a memorable vision from masters of mistresses of heroic fantasy past and present!

Content

Paula Guran, Introduction: “Knowledge Takes Precedence Over Death”

Forging & Shaping

  • Robert E. Howard, “The Tower of the Elephant”
  • C. L. Moore, “Hellsgarde”
  • Clark Ashton Smith, “The Dark Eidolon”
  • Jack Vance, “Liane the Wayfarer”
  • Leigh Brackett, “Black Amazon of Mars”
  • Fritz Leiber, “Ill Met in Lankhmar”
  • Michael Moorcock, “While the Gods Laugh”

Normalizing & Annealing

  • Tanith Lee, “Hero at the Gates”
  • C. J. Cherryh, “A Thief in Korianth”
  • Karl Edward Wagner, “Undertow”
  • Katherine Kurtz, “Swords Against the Marluk”
  • Mercedes Lackey, “Out of the Deep”
  • Michael Shea, “Epistle from Lebanoi”
  • James Enge, “Payment Deferred”
  • John Balestra, “The Swords of Her Heart” (original)

Tempering & Sharpening

  • Joanna Russ, “Bluestocking”
  • Samuel R. Delany, “The Tale of Dragons and Dreamers”
  • Elizabeth Moon, “First Blood”
  • Saladin Ahmed, “Where Virtue Lives”
  • Scott Lynch, “The Effigy Engine: A Tale of the Red Hats”
  • Steven Erikson, “Goats of Glory”
  • Elizabeth Bear, “The Ghost Makers”
  • Kameron Hurley, “The Plague Givers”

Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017 ToC

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Contents (in alphabetical order by author’s last name)

“Lullaby for a Lost World,” Aliette de Bodard (Tor.com 06/16)
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies,” Brooke Bolander (Uncanny #13)
“Wish You Were Here,” Nadia Bulkin (Nightmare # 49)
“A Dying of the Light,” Rachel Caine (The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft)
“Season of Glass and Iron,” Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales)
“Grave Goods,” Gemma Files (Autumn Cthulhu)
“The Blameless,”Jeffrey Ford (The Natural History of Hell)
“As Cymbals Clash,” Cate Gardner (The Dark #19)
“The Iron Man,” Max Gladstone (Grimm Future)
“Surfacing,” Lisa L. Hannett (Postscripts 36/37: The Dragons of the Night)
“Mommy’s Little Man,” Brian Hodge (DarkFuse, October)
“The Sound of Salt and Sea,” Kat Howard (Uncanny #10)
“Red Dirt Witch,” N. K. Jemisin (Fantasy #60)
“Birdfather,” Stephen Graham Jones (Black Static #51)
“The Games We Play,” Cassandra Khaw (Clockwork Phoenix 5)
“The Line Between the Devil’s Teeth (Murder Ballad No. Ten),” Caitlin Kiernan (Sirenia Digest #130)
“Postcards from Natalie,” Carrie Laben (The Dark #14)
“The Finest, Fullest Flowering,” Marc Laidlaw (Nightmare #45)
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com)
“Meet Me at the Frost Fair,” Alison Littlewood (A Midwinter Entertainment)
“Bright Crown of Joy,” Livia Llewellyn (Children of Lovecraft)
“The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch,” Seanan McGuire (Lightspeed #72)
“My Body, Herself,” Carmen Maria Machado (Uncanny #12)
“Spinning Silver,” Naomi Novik (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales)
“Whose Drowned Face Sleeps,” An Owomoyela & Rachael Swirsky (Nightmare # 46/What the #@&% Is That?)
“Grave Goods,” Priya Sharma (Albedo One #6)
“The Rime of the Cosmic Mariner,” John Shirley (Lovecraft Alive!)
“The Red Forest,” Angela Slatter (Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales)
“Photograph,” Steve Rasnic Tem (Out of the Dark)
“The Future is Blue,” Catherynne M. Valente (Drowned Worlds)
‘‘October Film Haunt: Under the House’’, Michael Wehunt (Greener Pastures)
“Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left,” Fran Wilde (Shimmer 13)
“When the Stitches Come Undone,” A.C. Wise (Children of Lovecraft)
“A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers,” Alyssa Wong (Tor.com 03/16)
“An Ocean the Color of Bruises,” Isabel Yap (Uncanny #11)
“Fairy Tales are for White People,” Melissa Yuan-Innes (Fireside Magazine Issue 30)
“Braid of Days and Wake of Nights,” E. Lily Yu (F&SF, Jan-Feb)


GHOST SUMMER: STORIES Wins British Fantasy Award

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Prime Books is very pleased to announce that Tananarive Due’s Ghost Summer: Stories has received the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Collection. It is not the first honor for the book as it was nominated earlier for the prestigious non-genre NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction.


Yamada Returns!

Author Richard Parks again takes us, once again, on a fantastic adventure in ancient Heian era Japan with our favorite anti-hero-turned-hero in his new novel Yamada Monogatori: The Emperor in Shadow. Don’t miss it!
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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas by Paula Guran

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Forthcoming

2017

Mar: The Mammoth Book of the Mummy, ed. Paula Guran
Apr: Swords Against Darkness, ed. Guran
May: Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore, ed. Paula Guran
Jun: The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2017 Edition, ed. Rich Horton
Jul: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017 Edition, ed. Paula Guran
Aug: Clarkesworld Magazine: A 10th Anniversary Anthology, eds. Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace
Sep: Witches Brew: Stories for the Season, ed. Paula Guran
Oct: The Promise of Space and Other Stories, James Patrick Kelly (collection)
Nov: Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine: A Decade of Hugo & Nebula Award Winning Stories, 1995-2015, ed. Sheila Williams

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