* Grant, Mira : When Will You Rise: Stories to End the World
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-462-1, $38, 144pp, hardcover, October 2012, cover by Lauren K. Cannon)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 31 Oct 2012

Collection of two stories, published earlier as e-books, including “Countdown”, a prequel to heer zombie apocalypse novels that began with Feed.
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Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “In both stories, Grant excels in humanizing her characters and surrounding them with believable science and circumstances.”

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+ Herbert, James : Ash
(Tor 978-0-230-71126-6, $29.99, 640pp, hardcover, December 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Dec 2012
David Ash #-

Horror novel about ghost hunter David Ash, following Haunted (2007). In this book Ash investigates a retreat called Comrath Castle.
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• The Publishers Weekly review is mixed; “As the literally explosive conclusion winds down, readers may find themselves sighing more in relief than in satisfaction.”

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* Jones, Howard Andrew : The Bones of the Old Ones
(St. Martin’s/ Dunne 978-0-312-64675-2, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, December 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Dec 2012
The Chronicles of Sword and Sand #2

Fantasy novel, sequel to the author’s first novel The Desert of Souls (2011), set in 8th-century Baghdad.
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Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “As intricately woven as the magic carpet of Greek sorceress Lydia, Jones’s tale incorporates real historical personages and settings like Mosul of ‘haggard beauty’ from the early days of Islam, and fills the pages with gallantry and glamour to provide a thrilling spectacle.”

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* Melton, Henry : Breaking Anchor
(Wire Rim Books 978-1-935236-42-9, $14.99, 295pp, trade paperback, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 30 Nov 2012

Young adult SF novel, part of the author’s series of “Home Planet Adventures”, about a boy who has to rescue his scientist father.
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* Murphy, C. E. : Baba Yaga’s Daughter and Other Tales of the Old Races
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-382-2, $40, 264pp, hardcover, October 2012, cover by Thomas Canty)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 31 Oct 2012

Collection of 10 stories involving two immortal rivals, the dragon Janx and the vampire Eliseo Daisani, from the author’s urban fantasy series “The Negotiator”.
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• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Ranging from vignettes to novellas, these offerings grant glimpses of a much larger world, fleshing out its history and pleasing series fans.”

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* Skye, Joshua : The Grigori
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-184-7, $13, 119pp, trade paperback, November 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 17 Nov 2012

Short horror novella about an old-school angel and a family-values politician found gruesomely killed in a hotel lobby.
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