Attanasio, A. A. :
Twice Dead Things
(Elder Signs Press 0-9759229-9-8, $16.95, 12+305pp, trade paperback, April 2007, cover art Steven Gilberts)
Collection of stories and poetic writings, most previously published, with three, including "Twice Dead Things: Investigations of the Fractal Blood Soul", original to this book. This is apparently the author's first collection since Beastmarks (1985).
The copyright page indicates September 2006 publication, but the press release says April 2007 and Amazon says April 15, 2007. The publisher's page lists the table of contents. There's also a hardcover edition available.
The author's website has descriptions and a bibliography, and a link to his blog.
Day, R. W. :
A Strong and Sudden Thaw
(Iris 0-9787531-1-9, $12.95, 331pp, trade paperback, October 2006)
Post-apocalypse coming-of-age SF novel, about a small-town farm boy's romance with a newly arrived healer, in a post-Ice era in which government officials deny that the 'dragons' seen by townsfolk exist.
The publisher's site has this description, with a PDF preview. The author's site also has an excerpt.
The book is currently a finalist for this year's Lambda Literary Awards in the SF/fantasy/horror category.
Amazon's 'search inside' feature includes an excerpt.
Drinnan, Neal :
Izzy and Eve
(Green Candy Press 1-931160-46-5, $14.95, 225pp, trade paperback, July 2006)
Literary fantasy novel about a gay man and a straight woman living together in an anonymous city (analogous to the author's native Melbourne, perhaps), populated by native Heseeshi, concerning a psychedelic drug that seems to be causing deaths in the gay community.
The publisher's site has this description; the author's site has a longer description.
Amazon has reader reviews, and its 'search inside' feature includes an excerpt.
The book is currently a finalist for this year's Lambda Literary Awards in both the SF/fantasy/horror and gay fiction categories.
Gear, W. Michael, & Kathleen O'Neal Gear :
People of the Nightland
(Forge 0-765-31440-1, $27.95, 477pp, hardcover, March 2007, jacket art Royo)
Prehistoric fantasy novel, latest in the long-running "First North Americans" series. This book is set 13,000 years ago as an ice age ends and two clans in the Great Lakes region who battle over prophecies of the world's end.
The Tor/Forge website has this description and excerpt, as well as a page showing previous books in the series.
The authors' website has this 2001 page about the series.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Drawing on their backgrounds in archeology, the Gears vividly recreate Paleolithic America in this enchanting and instructive novel."
Geautere, Geoff :
Behold the Eyes of Light
(Twilight Times 1-933353-26-0, $16.95, 218pp, trade paperback, October 2006, cover art Ardy M. Scott)
Fantasy novel about a feline mutant who battles powerful wizards.
The publisher's site has this description and ordering information -- "A heroine born of legend travels across dimensional pathways and receives training at the hands of near mythical beings. She will need all the help she can get to save Ooroomooriss, the great cat world and her home, from extinction." -- and an excerpt. The book has a 2004 copyright.
Amazon has a review by Harriet Klausner.
Gemmell, David :
Troy: Shield of Thunder
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-47701-9, $25.95, 490pp, hardcover, March 2007, jacket illustration Craig Howell) First US edition (UK: Transworld/Bantam UK, September 2006)
Historical fantasy novel, second in a trilogy following Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow (2005), that re-imagines the Trojan War. This volume focuses on Princess Andromache, who is prophesied to bear a child who will become eternal king of Troy.
Del Rey's site has a description with quotes from reviews and an excerpt.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review, which concludes "Seamlessly blending legend, mythology and history, Gemmell vividly recreates the world of the Greek city-states in all of their nobility and pettiness. Lively and seductive, this is historical fiction at its page-turning best."
Goranson, Alicia E. :
(Suspect Thoughts Press 0-9763411-8-2, $16.95, 252pp, trade paperback, March 2007, cover illustration Jason Johnson)
SF adventure novel about a gang of 20-something kids who steal the mask of a local superhero and are pursued as suspects in a crime they didn't commit.
The author's website has a description -- "a genre-buster, borrowing from the traditions of comics, literature of manners, and Hollywood blockbuster" -- and excerpts.
The book was a co-winner of the Project: Queerlit 2004 contest, and is currently a finalist for this year's Lambda Literary Awards in the Transgender category.
Nonfiction monograph about the feminist author of Memoirs of a Spacewoman and Solution Three, who died in 1999 at the age of 101. The work covers her life and work, with separate chapters on the historical novels, the fantasies, and the science fiction. Includes bibliography and references.
This is volume 15 in the publisher's "Conversation Pieces" series. The website has this description.
SF novella in which transhumans control their growing robot population by upgrading them with the ability to feel pain.
This is volume 16 in the publisher's "Conversation Pieces" series of feminist SF. The website has this description.
Langford, David :
The End of Harry Potter?
(Tor 0-765-31934-9, $12.95, 196pp, trade paperback, March 2007, cover art David Wyatt)
Nonfiction book, by the frequent Hugo Award-winning publisher of Ansible, about the mysteries of the first six of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books that remain unsolved, and exploring possible outcomes of the saga in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is due for publication in July 2007.
Tor's website has this description and an excerpt.
The book includes a list of references. Langford's site has this page for the book with excerpts from reviews, and which notes that this Tor edition is "slightly revised, corrected and updated" from the 2006 first edition published in the UK by Gollancz in November 2006.
Larbalestier, Justine :
(Penguin/Razorbill 978-1-59514-064-7, $16.99, 291pp, hardcover, March 2007)
Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the trilogy following Magic or Madness (2005) and Magic Lessons (2006), about a 15-year-old Australian girl who's discovered magic. In this book, Reason faces threats to her family and friends.
The author's website has this page about the series, with links to excerpts, reviews, a glossary, and background.
Amazon has a brief description, also on the publisher's page.
Lethem, Jonathan :
You Don't Love Me Yet
(Doubleday 0-385-51218-X, $24.95, 224pp, hardcover, March 2007)
Associational comic romance novel about an LA rock band, by the author whose debuts novels were SF.
Doubleday's site has this description and an excerpt.
Amazon has reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and readers; the Booklist reviewer concludes "Comparing this effort to, say, Motherless Brooklyn (1999) is like comparing apples to skyscrapers. Lethem's capable of entire skylines, and when was the last time you were really wowed by a piece of fruit?"
Lindskold, Jane :
(Tor 978-0-765-31480-2, $27.95, 540pp, hardcover, March 2007, jacket art Julie Bell)
Fantasy novel, sixth and concluding volume in the "Firekeeper" series following Through Wolf's Eyes (2001), Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart (2002), The Dragon of Despair (2003), Wolf Captured (2004), and Wolf Hunting (2005), about a human girl raised by wolves thrust back into human society. In this book Firekeeper seeks to destroy the source of an ancient plague.
Tor's site has this description, and an excerpt.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review, which calls the book "intricately plotted" and concludes "While a complex backstory obliges new readers to start with an earlier entry point in the series, this volume rewards patience with a thought-provoking tale of magic and politics, enlivened by Firekeeper's wry and wolfish point-of-view."
McBride, Michael :
Chronicles of the Apocalypse: Species
(Elder Signs Press 0-9779876-8-x, $17.95, 571pp, trade paperback, April 2007, cover art Mike Bohatch)
SF novel in which humanity, on the "brink of survival", faces an insidious threat from outer space.
The publisher's site has this description with reviewer blurbs, and a note that "This 'author preferred' edition includes the previously released novel Species, with new material, as well as the previously unpublished novel Species II: The Hive (originally due to be released in 2006 by another publisher)." The book is also available as a limited edition hardcover for $45.
The copyright page indicates September 2006, though the press release indicates April 2007 and Amazon says April 15, 2007.
Amazon has a 5-star reader review.
Odom, Mel :
The Quest for the Trilogy
(Tor 978-0-765-31517-5, $25.95, 462pp, hardcover, March 2007, jacket art Greg & Tim Hildebrant)
Fantasy novel about two magician-librarians and a search for three journals and the three magical weapons that they describe. Fourth in the series following The Rover, The Destruction of the Books, and Lord of the Libraries.
Tor's site has this description and an excerpt.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Filled with talking beasts, including a cat and a donkey, and quests that have a thousand years of history, this latest addition to this popular series is sure to tickle the fancy of high fantasy fans."
Roberts, Adam :
(Pyr 978-1-59102-538-2, $15, 551pp, trade paperback, March 2007, cover art Stephan Martiniere)
SF novel, a multi-generational epic about the settlement and creation of a soveriegn nation of settlements in Low Earth Orbit. This is the first US edition.
The author's writing page on his website has considerable background about the origin and inspirations for the novel.
Pyr's website has this description and sample chapters.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Written like a love-hate letter to American SF, Roberts's latest is a multigenerational saga of space colonization and betrayal."
Nick Gevers' review last year in Locus Magazine concluded "This is Roberts's best novel to date, and quite conceivably a harbinger of greatness."
Robson, Justina :
Keeping It Real
(Pyr 978-1-59102-539-9, $15, 337pp, trade paperback, March 2007)
Fantasy/SF novel, "Quantum Gravity Book One", about cyborg secret agent Lila Black in a future when the Quantum Bomb has made elves and elementals part of everyday life. This is the first US edition.
The author's website has this page about the series, which she calls "a shameless romp. It is fun from start to finish."
Pyr's site has this description with quotes from reviews.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review, which calls it an "entertaining fusion of SF and fantasy spiced with sex, rockin' elves and drunk faeries" in which "[d]eft prose helps the reader accept what in lesser hands would be merely absurd."
Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it in the June '06 issue of Locus Magazine: "Keeping It Real, which seems bent on showing that interstitiality can be a lark, is not as conceptually ambitious as Robson's earlier novels, though it carefully sets the stage for a series which could and might go almost anywhere, but it's the work of a smart and sexy novelist having smart and sexy fun, and what's the problem with that?"
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. :
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume One
(Night Shade Books 978-1-597-80068-6, $19.95, 479pp, trade paperback, March 2007, cover art Stephan Martiniere)
Anthology of 24 science fiction and fantasy stories first published in 2006. Authors include Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Gene Wolfe, Ian McDonald, Kelly Link, Robert Charles Wilson, Connie Willis, and Tim Powers. Strahan provides an introduction to the book and introductions to each of the stories.
The is Strahan's first best-of-year anthology that combines SF and fantasy; it follows separate, solo-edited volumes last year from Locus Press and, the year before that, separate SF and fantasy anthologies co-edited with Karen Haber.
The publisher's site has this page to order the book, with the complete table of contents.
Amazon has the starred review from Publishers Weekly, which says that Strahan "gathers 24 stories from a wealth of standard and New Age publications for a provocative anthology that will satisfy readers looking for fresh, contemporary work that stretches both SF and fantasy boundaries."
Gary K. Wolfe reviewed the book in the March issue of Locus Magazine, examining the book's decision to combine SF and fantasy, and the individual stories, in detail.
SF novella about an amnesiac woman searching for an identify; Anna Tambour's blurb calls it "a fantasia of amnesia, of lives that need filling, of writers of every tense, of talent and dry lemons and melted cheese..."
This is volume 17 in the publisher's "Conversation Pieces" series of feminist SF; the website has this description.
Welch, Patrick :
(Twilight Times 1-933353-76-7, $16.95, 180pp, trade paperback, December 2006, cover art Gin E.L. Fenton)
Fantasy novel set in a land where "No one can say who founded Cynnador or when. Even 'where' is open to interpretation. It spreads across the vast Istaghian plain, waxing and waning like the tide as merchants appear, pitch their tents, sell their wares and leave."
The publisher's site has a chapter excerpt. The book has a 2003 copyright.
Amazon has a review by Harriett Klausner: "This is a fascinating fantasy with a different opening format that starts off with thirteen preludes to introduce the audience to the city, the key cast and the quest. Readers will be hooked even before the prime adventure begins as the audience will want to know more about this strange Cynnador."