Dick, Philip K. : Time Out of Joint
(Harcourt/Mariner 978-0547572581, $13.95, 240pp, trade paperback, October 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Oct 2012

SF novel about a man named Ragle Gumm, whose life in a small town, where he wins a newspaper contest every day, starts to unravel.
• Wikipedia has this lengthy entry about the book, with a link to similarly-themed film The Truman Show.
• This is one of six new editions this month of the author’s novels from Mariner; the others are Dr. Bloodmoney, The Game Players of Titan, Vulcan’s Hammer, Martian Time Slip, and Confessions of a Crap Artist

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Greenberg, Martin H., ed. : After the King: Stories in Honor of J.R.R. Tolkien
(Tor 978-0-7653-3452-7, $15.99, 448pp, trade paperback, October 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Oct 2012

(First edition: Tor, January 1992)

New edition, published in time for the upcoming film The Hobbit, of 19 original stories first published on the 100th anniversary of Tolkien’s birth.
• Authors include Terry Pratchett, Robert Silverberg, John Brunner, Andre Norton, Peter S. Beagle, Barry N. Malzberg, and Gregory Benford.
• Tor’s site has this description with an excerpt of Stephen R. Donaldson’s story.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview, including the table of contents.

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Haggard, H. Rider : When the World Shook
(HiLoBooks 978-1935869566, $15.95, 360pp, trade paperback, October 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Sep 2012

SF novel about three adventurers — Bastin, Bickley, and Arbuthnot — who are marooned on a South Sea Island, where they discover two Atlanteans who’ve been in suspended animation for 250,000 years.
• This is the fourth book from this publisher, which is devoted to “Radium Age Science Fiction”. Earlier volumes were by Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Its description of this book includes quotes from period reviews and a new blurb by Lydia Millet.

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Martin, George R. R. : Dying of the Light
(Subtereranean 978-1-59606-254-2, $125, 344pp, hardcover, October 2012, cover art Tom Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 30 Sep 2012

SF novel, Martin’s first novel, about a remote planet called Worlorn that hosts a festival when it passes a bright constellation, but is now moving on into interstellar darkness.
• Subterranean’s site has this description,
• The novel was a finalist for the Hugo Awards in 1978.
Publishers Weekly gives this new edition a starred review: “This is a young writer’s book, full of romantic foreboding and foolishness. Nonetheless, Warlorn’s grand, gloomy landscape is an evocative backdrop for characters obsessed with love, duty, and death, and their drama may well linger in the reader’s memory for another 35 years.”

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Martin, George R. R., & Lisa Tuttle : Windhaven
(Bantam 978-0345535498, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, October 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Oct 2012

(First edition: Timescape, April 1981)

SF novel, Martin’s second novel and Tuttle’s first, an adventure set on a storm-wracked colony world where flyers with artificial wings maintain contact among islands.
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The novel placed second in the 1982 Locus Poll for Best SF Novel.

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* Silverberg, Robert : The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume 7: We Are for the Dark
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-501-7, $35, 384pp, hardcover, October 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 30 Sep 2012

Seventh volume in Subterranean’s ongoing series, with 10 stories from 1987 to 1990, including “Enter A Soldier. Later: Enter Another”, “Chip Runner”, “Lion Time in Timbuctoo”, and the title story.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page, with the table of contents, along with links to the six earlier volumes in the series.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Most of the stories were intended for theme anthologies, and readers with an interest in SF history will appreciate both Silverberg’s skills and the intriguing glimpse of the industry in the late 1980s.”

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