Brooks, Terry : The Annotated Sword of Shannara: 35th Anniversary Edition
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-53513-9, $35, 544pp, hardcover, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Nov 2012

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Hardcover, annotated, edition of the popular fantasy novel that launched a long-running series, with illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt.
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Dozois, Gardner : Strangers
(Baen 9781618249258, $5, ebk, November 2012, cover art Ron Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Nov 2012

(First edition: Berkley-Putnam, January 1978)

SF novel about a human artist who falls in love with an alien woman and has himself genetically altered so that they can marry and interbreed. The novel version was a Nebula finalist; the earlier 1974 novella was a Hugo finalist.
• This ebook is available exclusively from Baen Books, whose page for the book has a description, links to sample chapters, and a list of available formats.
• This title is part of a larger Gardner Dozois Bundle of seven titles, all available for $25. The other titles are Nightmare Blue, a novel written with George Alec Effinger; three collections, The Visible Man, Strange Days, and Morning Child and Other Stories; and two of Dozois’ earliest anthologies, Another World and A Day in the Life.

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Gaiman, Neil : Stardust: The Gift Edition – Deluxe Signed Limited
(Morrow 978-0062220837, $150, 304pp, hardcover, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Nov 2012

(First edition: DC Comics/Vertigo, October 1998)

Deluxe boxed, signed, gift edition of Gaiman’s popular fantasy novel.
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• There’s a regular hardcover edition also available, without the box, for $30.
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Hopkinson, Nalo : The New Moon’s Arms
(Grand Central 978-0446581974, $14.99, 352pp, trade paperback, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Nov 2012

(First edition: Warner, February 2007)

Fantasy, magical realist novel about Calamity, a Caribbean woman in her 50s, who regains a power from her childhood to recover lost things — including an abandoned young boy.
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• The book was a finalist for the Nebula and Campbell awards, and won both an Aurora Award and the Sunburst Award in 2008.

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Jordan, Robert : The Fires of Heaven
(Tor 978-0-7653-3464-0, $15.99, 832pp, trade paperback, November 2012, cover art Dan Dos Santos)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Nov 2012
Wheel of Time #5

(First edition: Tor, November 1993)

New edition of the fifth volume of Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” fantasy series, which is being completed following the author’s death by Brandon Sanderson. The finale volume of the series, as completed by Sanderson, is A Memory of Light, due for publication on January 8, 2013.
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* Kessel, John : The Collected Kessel
(Baen 9781618249326, $6, ebk, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Nov 2012

Collection of 43 stories, all of Kessel’s short fiction to date, first published from 1980 to 2011.
• Titles include award winners “Another Orphan”, “Buffalo”, “Pride and Prometheus”, and “Stories for Men”.
• This edition includes new afterwords to most of the stories by the author. Baen’s site has this description with links to sample stories (and the table of contents) and a list of available formats.
• This title is part of a larger John Kessel Bundle of ebook editions, including his two novels, Corrupting Dr. Nice and Good News from Outer Space, for a total of $15.

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* McCammon, Robert : Bethany’s Sin
(Subterranean 978-1-59606-497-3, $75, 386pp, hardcover, October 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 31 Oct 2012

Horror novel, the author’s second novel, about a Vietnam vet who moves to a mysterious Pennsylvania village.
• Subterranean’s site has this description, but indicates that both the limited and lettered editions are sold out.
Publishers Weekly reviewed this new edition and gave it a starred review: “Themes of gender warfare (surprisingly undated given the book’s original publication in 1980) and religious ecstasy are embodied in everyday trials of domestic relationships and careers. Vivid and sympathetic characters struggle through a complex web of occult mystery and terror, reaching a startling climax.”

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Moorcock, Michael : The Laughter of Carthage
(PM Press 978-1-60486-492-2, $23, 538pp, trade paperback, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 5 Oct 2012
Pyat #2

Historical novel with ties to the author’s Cornelius stories, second volume of a quartet about Colonel Pyatt, following Byzantium Endures (1981) and preceding Jerusalem Commands (1992), and The Vengeance of Rome (2006).
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