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February
Sarah Ash
Jedediah Berry
David B. Coe
C.S. Friedman
Neil Gaiman
Jo Graham
Kate Griffin
Barb Hendee
Nancy Kress
A. Lee Martinez
Ringo & Cochrane
Walter Jon Williams

January
Mario Acevedo
Ben Bova
Lois McMaster Bujold
Orson Scott Card
Jonathan Carroll
David Drake
George R.R. Martin
Robert V.S. Redick
Brian Ruckley
Allen Steele
Whitley Strieber
Weis & Hickman

2010 Directories




 

Anderson, Poul : David Falkayn: Star Trader
(Baen 978-1439133446, $7.99, 692pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Baen, January 2009)

Collection of six stories and a novel, Satan's World (1969), in the author's series about traders of the Polesotechnic League, these focusing on Nicholas Van Rijn's protégé, David Falkayn.
• It's edited by Hank Davis, who provides and introduction, and includes a series chronology by Sandra Meisel.
• This is the second volume about the traders, following The Van Rijn Method. The third volume is The Rise of the Terran Empire.
• Baen's site has this description, with links to Davis' introduction and to several sample stories.

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Bishop, Anne : The Shadow Queen
(Roc 978-0-451-46286-2, $7.99, 340pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Roc, March 2009)

Supernatural fantasy romance novel, seventh in the "Black Jewels" series.
• The author's website has this description of the book with an excerpt.
• The latest book in the series, Shalador's Lady, was just published in hardcover.

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Butcher, Jim : Turn Coat
(Roc 978-0-451-46281-7, $9.99, 548pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Roc, April 2009)

Fantasy novel, eleventh in the "Dresden Chronicles" about crime-solving wizard Harry Dresden in Chicago.
• The author's website has this page about the book, with links to sample chapters.
• Amazon has over 100 5-star reader reviews.

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Elliott, Kate : Traitors' Gate
(Tor 978-0-765-34932-3, $7.99, 877pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Tor, August 2009)

Fantasy novel, third book in "Crossroads" trilogy following Spirit Gate (2006) and Shadow Gate (2008), about the nine Guardians who watch over a land called the Hundred.
• Tor's website has this description and an excerpt.

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Farrell, S. L. : A Magic of Nightfall
(DAW 978-0-756-40599-1, $7.99, 634pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: DAW, March 2009)

Fantasy novel, second book in the Nessantico Cycle after A Magic of Twilight (2008), about a power struggle to succeed an aging ruler.
• The author, who also writes as Stephen Leigh and Matthew Farrell, has this description of the book with sample chapters and a page about A Magic of Dawn, in progress.
• Amazon's "Look Inside" function includes an excerpt.

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Greenwood, Ed : Arch Wizard: Falconfar, Book Two
(Solaris 978-1-906735-63-0, £7.99, 503pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: UK: Solaris, February 2009)

Fantasy novel, second in the Falconfar Saga following Dark Lord (2007), about a man fighting corruption in a world of his own making.
• Solaris' site has this description.

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Hammond, Warren : Ex-KOP
(Tor 978-0-765-35137-1, $7.99, 315pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Tor, October 2008)

Hard-boiled SF thriller, sequel to KOP (2007), set on the planet Largarto in the 28th century. In this book now former-police officer Juno Mozambe helps his ex-partner investigate a murder case.
• Tor's website has this description and an excerpt.
• Amazon has the starred Publishers Weekly: "Koba is a tough town full of desperate people, and Hammond makes full use of this richly imagined society."

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Keene, Brian : Darkness on the Edge of Town
(Leisure 978-08439-6091-4, $7.99, 264pp, mass market paperback, February 2010)

Horror novel about a small town in Virginia that wakes up to find itself cut off from the world by a wall of darkness.
• The publisher's site has this description.
• The book was first published in 2008 by Infernal House as a limited edition hardcover. Keene's website has a description (scroll down), with commentary addressing the similarity of theme to Stephen King's Under the Dome, and noting that this paperback edition is expanded by some 20,000 words.
• Amazon's "Look Inside" function provides an excerpt.

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Kratman, Tom : Caliphate
(Baen 978-1439133422, $7.99, 503pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Baen, April 2008)

SF novel set in an Islam-dominated 22nd century Europe in which non-Muslims are assigned second-class citizenship.
• Baen's site has a description and links to several chapters.
• Amazon has numerous mostly very positive reader reviews.

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Lumley, Brian : Necroscope: The Lost Years: Harry and the Pirates
(UK: Solaris 978-1-906735-59-3, £7.99, 412pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: UK: Solaris, March 2009)

Collection of six short stories and novellas, three of them original to this book, about title character Harry Keogh.
• Lumley provides an introduction with background on the series and a list of the 15 previous titles. His website has this description.

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Marusek, David : Mind Over Ship
(Tor 978-0-765-31755-1, $14.99, 317pp, trade paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Tor, January 2009)

SF novel, sequel to author's first novel Counting Heads (2007), with one further novel likely to follow. In 2135 Ellen Starke, daughter of financier Eleanor Starke from the first novel, struggles to control her financial empire, as an ambitious space colonization program is derailed by rival power brokers.
• Tor's site has this description.
• Amazon quotes Publishers Weekly's starred review: "With ambitious narrative scope and small moments of perfect prose, this tale of 22nd-century politics repays the close reading necessary to follow its many interweaving plots."

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Nylund, Eric : Mortal Coils
(Tor 978-0-765-35754-0, $7.99, 662pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Tor, February 2009)

Young adult fantasy novel about two 15-year-old twins who discover, while visiting their grandmother, that they are offspring of Lucifer, Prince of Darkness.
• Tor's website has this description with an excerpt and a video trailer.
• Nylund's site has this page for the book with a link to download a PDF excerpt of the first nine chapters.
• Amazon has posts by the author, and the Publishers Weekly review: "Nylund rewards readers willing to slog through the first of the twins' three magical trials with a sparkling and complicated story filled with dangerous, intriguing events and characters."

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Weber, David : By Heresies Distressed
(Tor 978-0-765-35399-3, $7.99, 640pp, mass market paperback, March 2010)
(First edition: Tor, July 2009)

Far future SF novel, sequel to Off Armageddon Reef (2007) and By Schism Rent Asunder (2008), in which the Church of God Awaiting has suppressed technology on the planet Safehold.
• In this book two kingdoms unite to fight the corrupt Church.
• The next book in the series, A Mighty Fortress, is due in April.
• Tor's website has this description, along with an audio excerpt.
• Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review, which says "The personalities and motivations of the numerous characters are particularly well drawn and credible, and Weber makes grand strategies and political machinations easily accessible to casual readers."

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Williams, Liz : The Shadow Pavilion
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-123-2, $7.99, 346pp, mass market paperback, February 2010)
(First edition: Night Shade Books, June 2009)

SF/paranormal thriller, fourth in the "Inspector Chen" series following Snake Agent (2005), The Demon and the City (2006), and Precious Dragon (2007), about a Singapore detective in charge of supernatural and mystical investigations.
• In this book Chen's demon partner Zhu Irzh disappears.
• The publisher's page for the book has a description.
• WebScription offers an ebook edition, with links to sample chapters.
• Faren Miller's review in Locus Magazine concluded by noting the book's "wonderfully devious version of the happy ending".

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New in Paperback: March 2010

posted 31 March 2010










This page lists selected newly published science fiction, fantasy, and horror books seen by Locus Online. (Locus Online does not have access to materials sent to Locus Magazine).

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