American First Novelists
The Black God's Drums
Paperback ISBN: 1250294711
Rising science fiction and fantasy star P. Djí Clark brings an alternate New Orleans of orisha, airships, and adventure to life in his immersive debut novella The Black God's Drums. In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air--in particular, by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Maries trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls The Black Gods Drums. But Creeper also has a secret herself: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations. Soon, Creeper, Oya, and the crew of the Midnight Robber are pulled into a perilous mission aimed to stop the Black Gods Drums from being unleashed and wiping out the entirety of New Orleans. A sinewy mosaic of Haitian sky pirates, wily street urchins, and orisha magic. Beguiling and bombastic!New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld
Paperback ISBN: 0385493002
As two factions at the Department of Elevator Inspectors--the Empiricists and the Intuitionists--wage war on each other, Intuitionist Lila Mae, the first Black elevator inspector, faces bedlam when an elevator freefalls on her watch and the mysterious notebook from the founder of Intuitionism suddenly appears
The Monsters of Templeton
Paperback ISBN: 140134092x
Returning in disgrace to her mother's home after an affair with her professor, temperamental Willie arrives at the same time the remains of a prehistoric creature are discovered in the town's lake, a finding that leads to painful revelations about Willie's family.
Paperback ISBN: 0425232204
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era. Reprint. A #1 best-selling novel. 2 million first printing.
The Tiger's Wife
Paperback ISBN: 0385343841
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Paperback ISBN: 1616956216
As a race of intelligent ants prepares to render the human race extinct, former housecat turned war hero Mort(e), while taking on the most dangerous missions, embarks on a dangerous journey to the heart of the Colony in search of his pre-transformation friend—a dog named Sheba. Original. $40,000 ad/promo.