* Adams, Cat : The Eldritch Conspiracy
(Tor 978-0-7653-2874-8, $14.99, 384pp, trade paperback, January 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Blood Song #5

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Blood Song (June 2010), Siren Song (Oct 2010), Demon Song (2011), and The Isis Collar 92012), about a bodyguard who is transformed into an Abomination, something neither human nor vampire.
• ‘Cat Adams’ is a joint pseudonym for C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp.
• Tor’s website has this description, with an excerpt.

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* Clarke, Cassandra Rose : The Mad Scientist’s Daughter
(Angry Robot 978-0857662651, $14.99, 400pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013

SF novel about a young woman, Cat, who’s given a robot companion as a tutor.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Cole, Myke : Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier
(Ace 978-0-425-25636-7, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Shadow Ops #2

Military SF novel, second of a series following Control Point (2012), in which the US Army tries to control the many people who have developed magical talents.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Although the book feels padded, like a pulp tale stretched out to double the length, and the world is full of clichéd corruption and misery, this action-filled adventure holds the reader’s attention with occasional glimmers of hope that someday the oppressed magic-users might finally force those in power to respect them.”

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* Collins, Lee : She Returns From War
(Angry Robot 978-0857662750, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Dead of Winter #2

Dark fantasy novel, follow-up to the author’s first novel The Dead of Winter (2012), about a Navajo witch in the New Mexico desert.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Gorodischer, Angelica : Trafalgar
(Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-032-9, $16, 183pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013

SF novel or story-cycle about Trafalgar Medrano, who tells tall tales about his intergalactic travels.
• The book is copyright 1979 by the Argentianian author, here translated by Amalia Gladhart.
• Small Beer Press’s site lists the book on its forthcoming page (scroll down), with blurbs and the table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments that “The tropes are well-worn, but Gorodischer takes them in entertaining directions that both evoke their golden age roots and transcend them with a layer of absurdism.”

(Tue 22 Jan 2013)
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* Jordan, Robert, Chuck Dixon, Marcio Fiorito & Francis Nuguit : The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume Three
(Tor 978-0-7653-3163-2, $24.99, 175pp, hardcover, January 2013, jacket art Andie Tong)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013

Third volume of a graphic novel adaptation of the first novel in Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” series. It collects issues thirteen to eighteen of the comic book.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.

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* Lake, Jay : Kalimpura
(Tor 978-0-7653-2677-5, $27.99, 303pp, hardcover, January 2013, jacket art Daniel Dos Santos)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Green #3

Fantasy novel, sequel to Green (2009) and Endurance (2011), about an assassin and ex-courtesan in a world where the Gods meddle in human affairs.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Thoughtful fantasy readers will appreciate Green’s newfound perspective and the lush details derived from a mixture of Eastern cultures, as well as the sheer audacity of a killer bisexual nonwhite teen mom protagonist.”

(Tue 22 Jan 2013)
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* Ogawa, Yoko, translated by Steve Snyder : Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
(Picador 978-0-312-67446-5, $14, 176pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013

Cycle of interwoven stories, by a Japanese author who won a Shirley Jackson Award for earlier collection The Diving Pool.
• Parent publisher Macmillan’s site has this description, with an excerpt and a book trailer.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The thrills are sometimes cheap and the connections between stories membrane thin, but Ogawa makes it count with her precision and dedication to bringing the vision full-circle.”

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* Robertson, Linda : Shattered Circle
(Pocket 978-1-4516-4893-5, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Persephone Alcmedi #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in a series about witch Persephone (Seph) Alcmedi, following Vicious Circle (2009), Hallowed Circle (2010),, Fatal Circle (2010), Arcane Circle (2011), and Wicked Circle (2012).
• The publisher’s site has this description.
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* Schafer, Kerry : Between
(Ace 978-0-425-26114-9, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Books of the Between #1

Urban fantasy novel, first of a series, about an emergency room doctor whose dreams start to merge with reality.
• Parent publisher Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Sebold, Gaie : Dangerous Gifts
(Solaris 978-1781080801, $8.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Babylon Steel #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Babylon Steel (2012), about a woman who runs the best brothel in Scalentine, a city where many races and religions come together.
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* Shepherd, Megan : The Madman’s Daughter
(Harpercollins/Balzer + Bray 978-0-06-212802-7, $17.99, 432pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jan 2013
Madman’s Daughter trilogy #1

Young adult SF thriller, first of a trilogy, about a 16-year-old girl whose father is performing gruesome experiments on animals on a distant island.
• The publisher’s description notes the obvious inspiration of H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau. There’s also a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Shepherd’s atmospheric interpretation ought to pull readers in, with unexpected twists and a cliffhanger ending that should leave them craving more.”

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