* Bloch, Robert : Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-424-9, $40, 312pp, hardcover, November 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 30 Nov 2011

Collection of six stories, including one novel and a Star Trek script, about Jack the Ripper.
• Contents include “Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper” (1943), “A Toy for Juliette” (1967, from Dangerous Visions), Star Trek script “Wolf in the Fold” (1967), and novel The Night of the Ripper (1984).
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents, though it indicates the edition as sold out.
• Amazon indicates the book is in stock.

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Bull, Emma : Territory
(Tor 978-0-7653-3019-2, $14.99, 320pp, trade paperback, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2011

(First edition: Tor, July 2007)

Historical fantasy novel, a dark-magical secret history retelling of the Western legend about Wyatt Earp and his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881.
• Tor’s website has this description with quotes from reviews.
• Amazon has the starred Publishers Weekly review of the first edition, plus numerous 5-star reader reviews.
• The novel was a World Fantasy Award finalist in 2008.

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* Chandler, A. Bertram : Galactic Courier
(Baen 978-1-4516-3763-2, $12, 800pp, trade paperback, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2011

Omnibus of four novels about space merchant John Grimes, third volume of six of Baen’s series of Grimes collections following To the Galactic Rim (March 2011) and First Command (August 2011).
• Contents include novels Star Courier (DAW 1977), To Keep the Ship (DAW 1978), Matilda’s Stepchildren (UK: Robert Hale 1979), and Star Loot (DAW 1980).
• Baen’s site has this description — “Classic Star Trek meets the high seas” — with 40 links to chapter excerpts.

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Cook, Glen : An Ill Fate Marshalling
(Night Shade 978-1-59780-320-5, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2011

(First edition: Tor, January 1988)

Fantasy novel in the author’s long-running Dread Empire series, here described as “The Last Chronicle of the Dread Empire: Vol. II”, following Reap the East Wind, reissued in October.
• A final never-before-published novel, A Path to Coldness of Heart, is scheduled by Night Shade for January 2012.
• Night Shade has this page about the book.

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* James, M. R., edited by Darryl Jones : Collected Ghost Stories
(Oxford University Press 978-0199568840, $27.95, 528pp, hardcover, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 1 Dec 2011

Collection of 33 ghost stories, including all of those previously published, plus three uncollected tales.
• Stories include “The Ash-Tree”, “Casting the Runes”, “Count Magnus”, “Lost Hearts”, and “‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad'”.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function includes the table of contents.

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Pohl, Frederik, & C. M. Kornbluth : The Space Merchants
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1-250-00015-6, $15.99, 256pp, trade paperback, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2011

(First edition: Ballantine, May 1953)

Dystopian SF novel – first published in the early 1950s — about a future run by corporations.
• This is a “Revised 21st Century edition” updated by Pohl.
• Parent publisher Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review is not impressed by the updates: “Pohl has attempted to make this classic novel relevant to modern readers with new references to Wal-mart, Enron, and Reagan, but the revisions only throw the 1950s attitudes and gender stereotypes into sharp relief…”
• Nevertheless, given its time, it’s a classic: David Pringle’s Ultimate Guide to Science Ficiton 2/e said: “Brilliantly detailed satire and exciting narrative: a joy, despite its grim theme.”

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Sawyer, Robert J. : Mindscan
(Tor 978-0-7653-2990-5, $14.99, 304pp, trade paperback, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2011

(First edition: Tor, April 2005)

SF novel about uploaded human consciousness.
• Parent publisher Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Sawyer’s website has this page about the book.
• The novel won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best SF Novel of 2005.

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* Smith, Clark Ashton, edited by Scott Connors & Ron Hilger : The Miscellaneous Writings of Clark Ashton Smith
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-297-0, $29.99, 256pp, hardcover, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2011

Collection of odds and ends published as a supplement to Night Shade’s five-volume series of Collected Stories, the last of which was The Collected Fantasies, Volume 5: The Last Hieroglyph
• This book consists of juvenalia and was originally planned as Tales of India and Irony. Night Shade’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides the table of contents.
• Amazon also has an informed reader review by John Middleton.

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Wilson, Robert Charles : A Bridge of Years
(Orb 978-0-7653-2742-0, $16.99, 384pp, trade paperback, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2011

(First edition: Doubleday Foundation, September 1991)

Time travel SF novel, the author’s fifth novel from 1991, about a man who discovers a portal to New York City in 1963.
• Tor’s website has this description with a PDF excerpt.
• The novel was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award in 1992. (The awards credits on the publisher’s page for this book are for other books.)

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