* Esslemont, Ian C. : Blood and Bone
(UK: Transworld/Bantam UK 978-0593064467, £20, 592pp, hardcover, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 22 Nov 2012
Malazan-Esslemont #5

Fantasy novel set in the Malazan Empire, the world co-created by Esslemont and Steven Erikson, author of the 10-volume Malazan Book of the Fallen series.
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This is the fifth book by Esslemont, following Orb Sceptre Throne (Jan. 2012).
• The publisher’s site has this page with a synopsis and links to references on blogs.
• The US edition from Tor is scheduled for May 2013.

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* Green, Simon R. : The Pit of Despair
(UK: PS Publishing 978-1-848633-07-0, £11.99, hardcover, September 2012, cover art Arnold Richter)

Fantasy novella about a pirate captain who conjures a crew with voodoo in order to search for a great treasure hidden in a Pit on Shaft island.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page.

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* Lane, Joel : Where Furnaces Burn
(UK: PS Publishing 978-1-848634-85-5, £19.99, hardcover, October 2012)

Collection of stories about supernatural investigations of a police officer in the West Midlands.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page.

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* O’Regan, Marie, ed. : The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women
(UK: Robinson 978-1780330242, £7.99, 512pp, trade paperback, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Oct 2012

Anthology of 25 ghost stories written by women.
• Nine stories are reprints, dating as far back as 1864; the others are originals to this book. Authors include Kelley Armstrong, Lisa Tuttle, Gail Z. Martin, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Amelia B. Edwards.
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* Pratchett, Terry, & Stephen Briggs : Turtle Recall: The Complete Discworld Companion. . . So Far
(UK: Gollancz 978-0575091184, £20, 368pp, hardcover, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 8 Nov 2012

Latest guide to Pratchett’s long-running Discworld fantasy series, up-to-date through Snuff (2011).
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
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* Rankin, Robert : The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 9780575086418, £16.99, 496pp, hardcover, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Nov 2012
Japanese Devil Fish Girl #3

Alternate history steampunk novel, third in a series following The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and Other Unnatural Attractions (2010) and The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age (2011), set in a Victorian England where Venus and Jupiter are inhabited. This book is set in 1899 as the world is coming to an end, and Ernest Rutherford is building a time ship beneath the streets of London.
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* Redick, Robert V. S. : The Night of the Swarm
(UK: Gollancz 9780575097773, £20, 704pp, hardcover, October 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 25 Oct 2012
Chathrand Voyage #4

Fantasy novel, fourth and final book in a series following The Red Wolf Conspiracy (2009), The Ruling Sea (2010), and The River of Shadows (2011), about the giant merchant ship Chathrand, which possesses a powerful weapon sought by a wizard trying to destroy humanity.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
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* Tambour, Anna : Crandolin
(UK: Chômu Press 978-1-907681-19-6, £12.5, 382pp, trade paperback, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 14 Nov 2012

Contemporary fantasy novel about a London gourmet’s encounter with a recipes for the mythical crandolin spirits him across spacetime.
• The publisher’s site has this description with blurbs and quotes from reviews.
• Faren Miller reviews it in the November issue of Locus Magazine: “Anyone with a taste for beauty, audacity, sensuality, and wit can find much to enjoy here.”
• And Paul Di Filippo reviewed it for Locus Online: “With the appearance of her new novel, Crandolin, [Tambour] will surely register Richter-powerful on the delighted synapses of all patrons of weird, funny fabulism.

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* Williams, Conrad : Born With Teeth
(UK: PS Publishing 978-1-848635-14-2, £19.99, hardcover, September 2012, cover art Caniglia)

Collection of dark fantasy stories.
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