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Gaiman, Neil : American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition
(William Morrow 978-0-06-205988-8, $26.99, 14+541pp, hardcover, June 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2011
(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, June 2001)

Contemporary fantasy novel about old gods vs. new, staged as a road trip across modern America. This edition is updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, and a special introduction by the author.
• HarperCollins' site has this page for the book, with a description and text and audio previews.
• The novel won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker awards.
• Wikipedia has this entry with a long summary and background on influences.
• Amazon's "Look Inside" function provides a preview.

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Jeter, K. W. : Infernal Devices
(Angry Robot 978-0-85766-097-8, $7.99, 381pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Apr 2011
(First edition: St. Martin's, April 1987)

Fantasy novel, a proto-steampunk novel, about a Victorian watchmaker who agrees to repair a mysterious device for the Brown Leather Man.
• Jeter, who coined the term 'steampunk', has a new introduction. Jeff VanderMeer provides an afterword.
• Angry Robot's site has a description with a preview function.

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Jeter, K. W. : Morlock Night
(Angry Robot 978-0-85766-100-5, $7.99, 332pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Apr 2011
(First edition: DAW , June 1979)

SF/fantasy novel, in part a sequel to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine and an early 'steampunk' novel, in which the Morlocks return to Victorian England, where they encounter heroes from England's mythology.
• Jeter, who coined the term 'steampunk' in 1987, provides a new introduction. Adam Roberts provides an afterword.
• Angry Robot's site has a description with a preview function.

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Newman, Kim : Anno Dracula
(Titan 978-0857680839, $14.95, 547pp, trade paperback, May 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 May 2011
(First edition: UK: Simon & Schuster, October 1992)

Alternate history horror/vampire novel set in 1888, as Queen Victoria has married Count Dracula, and members of the Diogenes club investigate the Jack the Ripper murders.
• It was first of a series that included three more novels and nine short stories and novellas. Wikipedia has this page with a plot summary and lengthy character list from this first book.
• Titan Books' site has this synopsis and an . This edition has numerous extras, including alternate endings to the novel.
• The novel won the
International Horror Guild and Lord Ruthven awards, and was a finalist for the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker awards.

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Ryman, Geoff : The Child Garden
(Small Beer Press 978-193152028-7, $16, 7+386pp, trade paperback, May 2011, cover art Kathleen Jennings)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 May 2011
(First edition: UK: Unwin Hyman, October 1989)

SF novel set in a future London when cancer has been cured at the cost of halving the human lifespan, concerning Milena, a young woman who is resistant to the viruses that educate other people, who falls in love with a genetically engineering polar bear woman.
• Wikipedia has this entry with some background and a summary.
• The novel won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
• Small Beer Press' site has this page for the book, with quotes from original reviews and a Scribd preview function that apparently includes the entire text of the book.

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posted 21 July 2011




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