* Adams, John Joseph, ed. : The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination
(Tor 978-0-7653-2645-4, $14.99, 368pp, trade paperback, February 2013, cover art Ben Templesmith)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429988452
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013

Anthology of 22 original stories, subtitled “Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius”.
• Authors include Harry Turtledove, Alan Dean Foster, Genevieve Valentine, Theodora Goss, Naomi Novik, and Jeffrey Ford. The foreword is by Chris Claremont.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Adams’ website has this page for the book with links to the table of contents, excerpts, and author interviews.
• Contributor David D. Levin has posted this YouTube video in which he performs his story “Letter to the Editor”.

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* Barnes, Steven, & Tananarive Due : Domino Falls
(Simon & Schuster/Atria 978-1-4516-1702-3, $15, 371pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781451617030
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013
Devil’s Wake #2

Zombie thriller, sequel to Devil’s Wake (2012), about survivors of a zombie plague who’ve reached a California town.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The young characters in this novel are likable and credibly drawn, and the problems they wrestle with easily invite reader sympathy. Due and Barnes explode a few genuine surprises at the end to whet appetites for the next book.”

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+ Cooper, Elspeth : Trinity Rising
(Tor 978-0-7653-3166-3, $25.99, 496pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429997263
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013
The Wild Hunt #2

Fantasy novel, second of a series after the author’s first novel Songs of the Earth, about a novice knight with the ability to hear magical music in a society where Church Knights execute as witches anyone who hears the ‘song of the Earth’.
• Tor’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s site has this page with links to extracts and descriptions of the next two books.
• Faren Miller reviews the book in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “If you don’t mind a slew of viewpoint characters, whose plot lines don’t even start to come together till very late in the day, you can settle down and enjoy Cooper’s eloquent prose, unique versions of the occult, and fine emotional range.”

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* Englehart, Steve : The Arena Man
(Tor 978-0-7653-2500-6, $28.99, 363pp, hardcover, February 2013, jacket art Frank Stockton)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429946209
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013
Max August #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Point Man (1981), The Long Man (2010), and The Plain Man (2011), about an alchemist-trained crusader against the forces of evil.
• Tor’s website has this description with an excerpt.
• About the previous book, Publishers Weekly said the book is “influenced by Robert Anton Wilson’s Illuminati and Mayan mythology”.

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* Manieri, Evie : Blood’s Pride
(Tor 978-0-7653-3234-9, $24.99, 516pp, hardcover, February 2013, jacket art Kekai Kotani)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429959957
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013
Shattered Kingdoms #1

Fantasy, first of a series and the author’s first novel, set in a quasi-Mediterranean region and involving Norlander warriors, fisherfolk forced into slavery, and desert-dwelling tribes.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Plot twists, romantic entanglements, and political rivalries make for lots of melodrama in this dense, complicated series setup, which leaves many plot threads dangling for later books.”

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* Marr, Melissa, & Kelley Armstrong : Shards and Ashes
(HarperCollins 978-0-06-209846-7, $17.99, 369pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062098474
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013

Anthology of nine original dystopian stories by female YA authors.
• Authors include Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Beth Revis, Rachel Caine, and Nancy Holder.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Several stories feel like testing grounds for novels yet to come (or, as with the offerings from Revis or Carrie Ryan, teasers for existing books). However, with solid offerings all around, it’s a collection worth checking out.”

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+ Philip, Gillian : Firebrand
(Tor 978-0-7653-3322-3, $24.99, 368pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429967754
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013
Rebel Angels #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series of four, set in the 16th century, about a Veil that separates the human worlds from that of the Sithe.
• The book was first published in 2010 in the UK. The author’s site has this description with quotes from numerous reviews.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Philip’s YA-ish Rebel Angels series launch, already published in the U.K., doesn’t look like much at first but soon develops into a force to be reckoned with.”

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* Powers, Tim : Salvage and Demolition
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-515-4, $30, 160pp, hardcover, January 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00B7RTTL6
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 31 Jan 2013

Fantasy novella about a rare books dealer who discovers a manuscript that transports him back to 1957 San Francisco.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Like much of Powers’ work, this time-hopping novella is a ‘secret history,’ deftly set into the spaces between real historical events. Powers skillfully weaves intrigue, romance, and the possible end of the world into this twisty tale of the strangeness hidden behind the mundane.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it in the January issue of Locus Magazine, concluding, “It’s an uncommon and engaging chamber piece from an author most often engaged in more symphonic forms.”

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* Pratt, Tim : Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories
(Merry Blacksmith 978-0615751504, $13.95, 304pp, trade paperback, February 2013, cover by Jenn Reese)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00AVMIHKC
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 4 Jan 2013

Collection of 23 stories, three of them original to this book.
• Titles include Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist “Her Voice in a Bottle” and Bram Stoker Award nominee “The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft” (written with Nick Mamatas).
• Amazon’s page has a description, and its “Look Inside” function provides a preview, including the table of contents and prior publication credits.

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* Rawn, Melanie : Elsewhens
(Tor 978-0-7653-2877-9, $25.99, 384pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429946902
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013
Glass Thorns #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Touchstone (2012), about a magical theater group run by the son of aristocrats determined to reach high society with his talents.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• Faren Miller reviews it in the February issue of Locus Magazine, saying that this book “truly fulfills [Touchstone‘s] promise of greater things to come”.

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* Rees, Rod : The Demi-Monde: The Shadow Wars
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-207037-1, $14.99, 550pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062070388
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013
Demi-Monde #2

SF thriller, second in a series of four, following The Demi-Mode (UK 2010, US Jan 2012), about a virtual reality, created to train soldiers and run by cyber-duplicates of historical tyrants.
• The UK edition published last year was titled The Demi-Monde: Spring.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Book site http://www.thedemi-monde.com/ has excerpts from the first two novels, and interactive links to various background information.

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