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2011 Directories




 

Armstrong, Kelley : Tales of the Otherworld
(Bantam 978-0-553-59330-3, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Mar 2011
(First edition: Bantam, April 2010)

Supernatural fantasy collection of seven stories in the author's "Women of the Otherworld" series following novels Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, Broken, No Humans Involved and Personal Demon, and collection Men of the Otherworld (2009).
• The author's website has this description.
• Bantam's site has this description with an excerpt.

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Bova, Ben : Able One
(Tor 978-0-765-36358-9, $7.99, 369pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Mar 2011
(First edition: Tor, February 2010)

Near-future thriller about the US response to a North Korean missile attack that wipes out most of the world's orbiting satellites.
• Tor's site has this description.
• Amazon's "Look Inside" function provides an excerpt.
• Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review, and mixed reader reviews.

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Canavan, Trudi : The Ambassador's Mission
(Orbit 978-0-316-03781-5, $7.99, 530pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 1 Apr 2011
Traitor Spy #1
(First edition: UK: Orbit, May 2010)

Fantasy novel, first in the "Traitor Spy" trilogy that follows earlier "Black Magician" trilogy (The Magician's Guild (2001), The Novice (2002), and The High Lord (2003)).
• It concerns Sonea, a Black Magician, whose son Lorkin goes missing on a mission to assist the new Guild Ambassador.
• The publisher's site has this description with an "OpenBook" function.
• The author's site has this extract.
• Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "remains adventurous and accessible for new and old readers alike."

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Feist, Raymond E. : At the Gates of Darkness
(Eos 978-0-06-146838-4, $7.99, 290pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Mar 2011
(First edition: Eos, April 2010)

Epic fantasy novel, second in the Demonwar Saga following Rides a Dread Legion (2009), and part of the Riftwar Cycle that includes most of Feist's works.
• The publisher's site has this description with an audio excerpt and a browse inside feature.
• Amazon has mixed reader reviews.

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Jones, J. V. : Watcher of the Dead
(Orbit 978-0-765-35930-8, $7.99, 524pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Mar 2011
(First edition: Tor, April 2010)

Fantasy novel, fourth in the Sword of Shadows series following A Cavern of Black Ice (1999), A Fortress of Grey Ice (2002), and A Sword from Red Ice (2007).
• Tor's site has this description (which calls it Volume 4 of 5) and an excerpt.
• The author's site has this page about the book, with facts about its writing, a synopsis, notes about the cover art, the prologue and two other excerpts, and a secret map.
• Amazon has mostly positive reader reviews.

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Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. : Warriors 1
(Tor 978-0-7653-6026-7, $7.99, 394pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Mar 2011
(First edition: Tor, March 2010)

First half of the 2010 hardcover anthology of 20 original stories about warriors. This volume includes stories by Joe Haldeman, Steven Saylor, Tad Williams, Cecelia Holland, Robert Silverberg, and George R.R. Martin. Martin's story is set in his "Song of Ice and Fire" universe.
• Tor's website has this description. The second paperback volume will be published on May 24th.
• The complete anthology is on Locus Magazine's 2010 Recommended Reading List.

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Martinez, A. Lee : Divine Misfortune
(Orbit 978-0-316-04992-4, $7.99, 300pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 1 Apr 2011
(First edition: Orbit, April 2010)

Fantasy novel about a down-on-their-luck couple who go shopping for a personal god, and settle on Luka, raccoon god of prosperity.
• The author's website has this description with reader comments.
• Orbit's website has this excerpt.
• Amazon has 20 mostly positive reader reviews.

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Pitts, J. A. : Black Blade Blues
(Tor 978-0-7653-6409-8, $7.99, 359pp, mass market paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Mar 2011
(First edition: Tor, May 2010)

Fantasy novel, the author's first novel and first book in a series, about a props master for low-budget movies who repairs a broken sword that she discovers is magical.
• Tor's website has this description.
• The second novel, Honeyed Words, is due in July.
• Amazon has a "Look Inside" excerpt, and the Publishers Weekly review, which calls it an "amusing debut ... [T]here's enough entertainment and romantic tension to keep readers interested in the planned sequels".

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Yolen, Jane, & Midori Snyder : Except the Queen
(Roc 978-0-451-46340-1, $15, 371pp, trade paperback, April 2011)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Apr 2011
(First edition: Roc, February 2010)

YA urban fantasy novel about two fairies who are stripped of their magic and banished to Earth, where they befriend a tattooed girl and a homeless boy.
• Yolen's site has this background on the writing of the book, with quotes from reviews.
• Amazon has several 5-star reader reviws, and the Publishers Weekly review: "Unconventional narrative techniques and a full dose of magic and folklore give this urban fantasy a lyrical, mythic feel."

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New in Paperback: April 2011

posted 18 April 2011





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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