* Bennett, Robert Jackson : American Elsewhere
(Orbit US 978-0-316-20020-2, $13.99, 688pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316214513
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013

Contemporary fantasy novel about an ex-cop who inherits a house in Wink, New Mexico, an eerily perfect atomic age American town.
• Parent publisher Hachette’s site has this description.
• Orbit’s site has an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, calling it “part Bradbury and part L’Engle with a dash of Edward Scissorhands”, and concluding, “Readers will be captivated from start to finish.”

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* Bova, Ben : Farside
(Tor 978-0-7653-2387-3, $24.99, 368pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429949415
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013

SF novel about an observatory on the farside of the Moon being built to investigate a newly discovered Earth-like planet 30 light years away.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Brett, Peter V. : The Daylight War
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-50382-4, $28, 656pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53565-8
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013
The Demon Cycle #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Warded Man (2009) (aka The Painted Man in the UK), and The Desert Spear (2010), about desert tribes preyed upon by night demons.
• The publisher’s site has this description, with an excerpt.
• Tor.com posted this review by Robert H. Bedford: “I give this my highest recommendation (including the first two novels in the series.)”

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* Collomore, Anna : The Ruining
(Penguin/Razorbill 9781595144706, $17.99, 272pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101604120
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 7 Feb 2013

Young adult fantasy novel, the first novel by a former book editor, about a young woman who finds a perfect life as a nanny, until mysterious things start to happen with her new family.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author’s site has the same description, a bio, and a blog.
• Amazon has the starred review from Kirkus, which notes that it is an “intriguing take on the classic story ‘The Yellow Wallpaper'”, and concludes that the “story unwinds as a corker of a read with an unreliable, or perhaps not, narrator.”

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* Forster, Miriam : City of a Thousand Dolls
(HarperTeen 978-0-06-212130-1, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062121318
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Feb 2013

Young adult fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about an orphan girl raised with others in a private estate, where they are trained for specialized roles as wives, courtesans, musicians, etc.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Set in a magically isolated Empire with a strict caste system, a two-child limit, and telepathic cats, Forster’s well-crafted story and confident prose are rich, packed with small details that immerse readers in her sumptuously imagined world.”

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* Guibord, Maurissa : Revel
(Random House/Delacorte 978-0-385-74187-3, $16.99, 352pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-375-98734-2
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013

Young adult fantasy novel about a 17-year-old girl who travels from Kansas to a supernatural island off the coast of Maine in search of answers about her family.
• The Random House site has this description with a preview function.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” also provides excerpts.

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* Kittredge, Caitlin : The Mirrored Shard
(Random House/Delacorte 978-0-385-73833-0, $17.99, 304pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-375-98570-6
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013
Iron Codex #3

Young adult fantasy novel set in an alternate 1950s America, third in a series after The Iron Thorn (2011) and The Nightmare Garden (2012), about an engineering student who discovers she’s a changling, human and half from the land of Thorn.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly described the first book as “a fevered if somewhat unlikely mashup of steampunk, the Cthulhu mythos, and traditional fairy tale”.

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* Lam, Laura : Pantomime
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry Us 978-1908844378, $9.99, 400pp, trade paperback, February 2013, cover art Tom Bagshaw)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1908844385
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Feb 2013

Young adult fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a magical circus, a rebellious daughter of a noble family, and a runaway who becomes a circus aerialist.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The author’s site has this page about the book with blurbs and quotes from reviews.
• The author provides some background (and spoilers) in a Big Idea post on John Scalzi’s blog.

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* Locke, Kate : The Queen Is Dead
(Orbit 978-0-316-19613-0, $16.99, 337pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0316215350
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Feb 2013
Immortal Empire #2

Steampunk fantasy novel, second of a series following God Save the Queen (2012), in which Queen Victoria and other London aristocrats have become vampires and werewolves and are still alive in 2012.
• Orbit’s site has this excerpt.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review of the first book said “Locke’s writing is smart and fast-paced, full of sharp dialogue and vivid detail. This stylish, original story is perfectly suited to a wonderfully constructed world.”

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* Lord, Karen : The Best of All Possible Worlds
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-53405-7, $25, 320pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53406-4
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013

SF novel about survivors of an alien genocide who seek out members of indigenous races in order to preserve their culture.
• The author’s first novel, Redemption in Indigo, won the Mythopoeic, Card Brandon, and Crawford awards.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews the book in the February issue of Locus Magazine, concluding, The Best of All Possible Worlds may at times be trying to do too many things at once, some of which are pretty familiar, but Lord’s own graceful prose, ingratiating characters, and palpable love of SF knit it all together in a satisfying – and adventurous – departure from expectations.”

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* Meyer, Kai : Arcadia Burns
(Harpercollins/Balzer + Bray 978-0-06-200608-0, $17.99, 432pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062092977
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013
Arkadien #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second of a trilogy following Arcadia Awakens (2012), about a young girl who becomes head of her clan while falling in love with a member of an enemy clan.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Neill, Chloe : House Rules
(NAL 978-0-451-23710-1, $15, 352pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101598641
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Feb 2013
Chicagoland Vampires #7

Paranormal romance novel, seventh in the “Chicagoland Vampires” series following Biting Cold (2012), about a grad student initiated into a society of vampires.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Roberson, Jennifer : Sword-Bound
(DAW 978-0-7564-0796-4, $25.95, 400pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101625811
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Feb 2013
Sword-Dancer #7

Fantasy novel, seventh in a series following Sword-Dancer (1986), Sword-Singer (1988), Sword-Maker (1989), Sword-Breaker (1991), Sword-Born (1998), and Sword-Sworn (2002).
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Russell, Karen : Vampires in the Lemon Grove
(Knopf 978-0-307-95723-8, $24.99, 272pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-307-96108-2
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013

Collection of 8 literary fantasy stories, by the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist Swamplandia!. One story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, was on the 2007 James Tiptree, Jr. Award honor list.
• Parent publisher Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review, commenting “She’s a world builder, and the stranger the better. Not that she writes fantasy, exactly: the worlds she creates live within the one we know—but sometimes they operate by different rules.”
• The books was the front page review by Joy Williams in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review: “Her work has a velocity and trajectory that is little less than dazzling and a tough, enveloping, exhilarating voice that cannot be equaled.”

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* Strom-Martin, Hannah, & Erin Underwood, eds. : Futuredaze
(Underwords Press 978-0-9858934-0-8, $14.95, 5+263pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013

Anthology of 33 original young adult SF stories and poems.
• Authors include Jack McDevitt, Lavie Tidhar, Gregory Frost, and Nancy Holder.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a list of contents sorted by poetry and fiction and a video trailer.
Tangent Online has this review by Barbara Melville: “Overall, this is a great anthology, offering some of the strongest YA fiction I’ve seen in years.”

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* Yep, Laurence : City of Death
(Tor/Starscape 978-0-7653-1926-5, $17.99, 384pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429996648
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Feb 2013
City Trilogy #3

Young adult novel, third in a trilogy following City of Fire (2009) and City of Ice (2012), about a girl and her companions from Hawaii pursuing a villain to the Arctic.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Kirkus review describes it as “A tongue-in-cheek ramble with frequent opportunities for derring-do and a multitude of supernatural entities more colorful than dangerous.”

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