Acevedo, Mario :
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
(Eos 978-0-06-143888-2, $7.99, 276pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: HarperCollins Rayo, March 2006)
Humorous vampire novel, the author's first novel, about an ex-soldier who became a vampire while serving in Iraq, now a P.I. investigating an outbreak of nymphomania at a government installation. The second book, X-Rated Bloodsuckers, was published last March.
The publisher has this description with its 'browse inside' feature.
The author's site has this page for the book, with numerous reviews.
Birmingham, John :
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-45717-2, $7.99, 398pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, January 2007)
Time travel technothriller, third in the "Axis of Time" trilogy following Weapons of Choice (2004) and Designated Targets (2005), about a 21st century United Nations battle group that is somehow sent back to the middle of World War II.
Del Rey's site has this description and an excerpt.
Amazon has Publishers Weekly's review, which notes that "it's clear that the author has the makings for a sequel".
Cherryh, C. J. :
(DAW 978-0-7564-0467-3, $7.99, 406pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: DAW, February 2007)
SF novel in Cherryh's long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi; it's the third book in the third Foreigner sequence, following last year's Pretender. This volume concerns the kidnapping of the atevi ruler's young heir.
Wikipedia's C.J. Cherryh entry has lists of the author's series and titles.
Russell Letson commented on the book in his 2007 in review essay in the February '08 Locus Magazine: "It is an extraordinary example of what a writer can do by continuing to dig into her materials. The special delight in Deliverer is the introduction of its first alien viewpoint character - a child who straddles the conceptual worlds of humankind and his own people - and that promises a new cycle of explorations."
Coe, David B. :
Weavers of War
(Tor 978-0-765-35106-7, $7.99, 511pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: Tor, February 2007)
Fantasy novel, fifth and concluding volume in the "Winds of the Forelands" series, following Rules of Ascension (2002), Seeds of Betrayal (2003), Bonds of Vengeance (2005), and Shapers of Darkness (2006), about war between the magical Qirsi and the ruling Eandi.
Tor's website has this page for the book, with a description and excerpts from reviews.
The author's site has this page about the book, with some samples chapters and various pages about the Forelands, including maps, history, legends, etc.
Cook, Glen :
Lord of the Silent Kingdom
(Tor 978-0-7653-4597-4, $7.99, 634pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: Tor, February 2007)
Fantasy novel, second volume of the "Instrumentalities of the Night" following The Tyranny of the Night (2005), concerning political and religious turmoil in a world surrounded by walls of ice.
Tor's website has this page for the book, with a description and excerpt.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Though Cook makes few concessions to new readers, his fans will enjoy the sword fights and potent magic, all motivated by complex religious and political power struggles."
David, James S. :
Thunder of Time
(Tor 978-0-7653-4684-1, $7.99, 415pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: Forge, April 2006)
SF time-travel novel, sequel to the author's first novel Footprints of Thunder (1995), about time-rifts that set dinosaurs loose in the present day. In this book efforts to seal the time rifts are complicated by an environmentalist's attempt to use the rifts to transform Earth into a new Garden of Eden.
Tor's site has this page about the book with a description and excpert.
Amazon has reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist; the latter concludes that "this book includes enough toothsome confrontations and century hopping to please both dinosaur and time-travel aficionados."
Dick, Philip K. :
Voices from the Street
(Tor 978-0-7653-1821-3, $14.95, 304pp, trade paperback, November 2007)
(First edition: Tor, January 2007)
"American realist" novel, not SF, a previously-unpublished novel from very early in Philip K. Dick's career, apparently written in 1952-53, and the only of his novels to have never before been published. It's about a radio-electronics salesman in 1950s Oakland, and his descent into depression and madness.
Tor's website has this page with a description, and an excerpt.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review, which acknowledges "This previously unpublished novel is remarkable for a number of reasons, probably the least of which is novelistic merit" but concludes "Literary critics will have a field day; Dick fans will be in rapture." The Booklist review by Carl Hays concludes "Surprisingly well written for a formative effort, it is a welcome addition to its author's large and brilliant canon."
Gemmell, David :
Troy: Shield of Thunder
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-47702-6, $14.95, 490pp, trade paperback, January 2008)
(First 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.
The concluding volume of the trilogy, finished by Stella Gemmell, is Troy: The Fall of Kings, due this month in hardcover from Del Rey.
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."
Lindskold, Jane :
(Tor 978-0-7653-5374-0, $7.99, 725pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: Tor, March 2007)
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 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."
Norton, Andre :
Return to Quag Keep
(Tor 978-0-765-35152-4, $6.99, 279pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: Tor, January 2006)
Fantasy novel, first published in 1978, the first novel to be based on the popular role-playing game "Dungeons & Dragons", and reissued in hardcover by Tor in 2006.
Tor's site has this description and an excerpt.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "While unrestricted by the gaming conventions of its predecessor, this remains stock fantasy that will appeal primarily to young readers and newcomers to the genre."
Ringo, John :
East of the Sun, West of the Moon
(Baen 978-1-416-55518-6, $7.99, 410pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: Baen, May 2006)
SF novel in the Council Wars series following There Will Be Dragons (2003), The Emerald Sea (2004), and Against the Tide (2005). This volume concerns a mission to transport fuel supplies.
Ringo's website has this page about the series. There's also a Wikipedia entry about The Council Wars.
Baen's site has this description and links to several chapters.
Weber, David :
Off Armageddon Reef
(Tor 978-0-765-35397-9, $7.99, 788pp, mass market paperback, January 2008)
(First edition: Tor, January 2007)
Far future SF novel in which human survivors of a war with aliens sacrifice human rights and scientific inquiry in order to survive.
Tor's site has this page about Weber and the book, with a description, excerpt, bio, video interview, etc., as well as their standard description page for the book with a link to an excerpt.
Amazon has the starred review from Booklist by Roland Green: "Altogether, there is enough conflict to allow a natural storyteller like Weber to make a large, splendid novel that opens another saga."
Williams, Liz :
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-107-2, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, January 2008, cover art Jon Foster)
(First edition: Night Shade Books, September 2005)
Sf/occult thriller about a Singapore detective in charge of supernatural and mystical investigations.
This is the first mass-market paperback edition; there was an earlier trade paperback edition.
Following books in the "Detective Chen" series are The Demon and the City and Precious Dragon.
Faren Miller's wrote about the original edition in Locus Magazine "This exotic amalgam of police procedural, SF, comic fantasy and horror is a delight from start to finish."