* Asaro, Catherine : Aurora in Four Voices
(ISFiC Press 978-0-9759156-9-1, $30, 274pp, hardcover, November 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 11 Nov 2011

Collection of five stories, including the title novella, a Hugo and Nebula nominee, and 2008 novella “The Spacetime Pool”, a Nebula Award winner.
• The publisher’s site has this description, indicating the book is not yet available but to be published November 11, 2011.
• Amazon.com indicates availability in 1 to 3 weeks.

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* Fenner, Cathy, & Arnie Fenner, eds. : Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
(Underwood Books 978-1599290591, $45, 304pp, hardcover, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Dec 2011

Eighteenth annual yearbook of fantastic art, with reproductions of works by over 300 artists.
• The book includes artwork by this year’s winners in various categories, as announced earlier this year.
• The Underwood Book’s site has not been updated since 2005. The Spectrum Fantastic Art site has this correction to an artist credit in the current book.

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* Hughes, Matthew : The Other
(Underland 978-0-9826639-6-7, $14.95, 240pp, trade paperback, November 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2011

SF novel about Luff Imbry, a corpulent master thief and forger of Old Earth’s penultimate age.
• The publisher’s site has this description, with a PDF interview with the author.
• The author’s site has a chapter one extract.
• The Publishers Weekly review says that “Hughes explores a world in which conformity has replaced diversity, with stifling results.”

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* Palmer, Philip : Artemis
(Orbit US 978-0316125147, $13.99, 432pp, trade paperback, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 12 Dec 2011

SF novel about a killer and con-artist who’s captured and given a chance to help save humanity.
• Orbit’s site has this post by the author about the book. The site also has this post with a link to a PDF extract.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.

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* Scott, Michael, & Colette Freedman : The Thirteen Hallows
(Tor 978-0-7653-2852-6, $24.99, 352pp, hardcover, December 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2011
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Fantasy thriller about a young London woman who becomes involved with a criminal mastermind trying to gather 13 sacred objects.
• Parent publisher Macmillan’s site has this description with an audio excerpt and a PDF excerpt.
• Amazon also has an excerpt, and evenly mixed reader reviews.

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* Sutter, James L. : Death’s Heretic
(Paizo 978-1-60125-369-9, $9.99, 385pp, mass market paperback, November 2011, cover art Kekai Kotaki)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2011

Fantasy novel set in the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
• Other titles in the series are by Elaine Cunningham, Howard Andrew Jones, and Hugh Matthews.
• The series site has a description, with a link to this book’s description.

(Sun 30 Oct 2011)
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