* Adams, John Joseph, & Douglas Cohen, eds. : Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond
(Amazon/47North 978-1-61109-904-1, $14.95, 368pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009VJYJ5I
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013

Anthology of 15 original stories inspired on the Oz novels of L. Frank Baum.
• Authors include Jeffrey Ford, Orson Scott Card, Ken Liu, Jane Yolen, Seanan McGuire, and Tad Williams.
• Adams’ site has this description with links to the table of contents, author interviews, and story excerpts.
• The Publishers Weekly review cites several stories as gems, and concludes, “Less comforting than Baum’s original stories, this anthology will appeal to Oz lovers looking for new perspectives.”

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* Adrian, Lara : Edge of Dawn
(Delacorte 978-0-345-53260-2, $25, 288pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53261-9
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Midnight Breed #11

Vampire novel, 11th in a series that began with Kiss of Midnight in 2007.
• Lara Adrian is a pseudonym for Tina St. John.
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* Baggott, Julianna : Fuse
(Grand Central 978-1455503087, $25.99, 480pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781455503094
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Feb 2013
Pure #2

Young adult post-apocalyptic horror novel, second in a series after Pure (2012), in which disfigured survivors of the ‘Detonations’ live separately from the ‘pure’ residents of sealed Domes.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a starred review: “Baggott mixes brutality, occasional wry humor, and strong dialogue into an exemplar of the subgenre.”

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* Beal, Clifford : Gideon’s Angel
(Solaris 978-1781080849, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, March 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013

Alternate history novel set in 1653, about an exiled royalist returning from France, where he finds he must save Oliver Cromwell in order to prevent England from descending into Hell.
• Solaris’ site has this description.

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+ Beauman, Ned : The Teleportation Accident
(Bloomsbury 978-1620400227, $25, 368pp, hardcover, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781620400241
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013

Historical SF novel set in 1930s Berlin, about a set designer named Egon Loeser who tries to recreate a teleportation device first built in 1679.
• Bloomsbury’s site has this description with a preview function and quotes from reviews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Beauman has an unflagging imagination and an indefatigable gift for comedy. His overstuffed (in a good way) novel comprises memorable comic dialogue and hilarious set pieces. While Egon may not be the most admirable of protagonists, in Beauman’s hands his voyage of self-discovery illuminates a pivotal moment in 20th-century history.”
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for B&N: “Beauman’s tale gives immense pleasure in two areas outside of sheer plot. First is his endless fecundity of invention and specificity. No setting is unburnished, no individual, even walk-ons, left undistinguished. Second, and more amazing, is his patterning ability — a skill so important to an author yet one of those writerly talents hard to quantify and rarely cited in reviews. It’s a delight to watch as an anecdote mentioned on page 4 gets its punch line 300 pages later.”

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* Benson, Amber : The Golden Age of Death
(Ace 978-0-425-25615-2, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101619537
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Calliope Reaper-Jones #5

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in the series following Death’s Daughter (2009), Cat’s Claw (2010), Serpent’s Storm (2011), and How to Be Death (2012), about Calliope Reaper-Jones, the immortal human daughter of Death, living in New York City.
• The publisher’s site has this description.

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* Cargill, C. Robert : Dreams and Shadows
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-219-042-0, $24.99, 448pp, hardcover, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062190444
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013

Fantasy novel, the first novel by the screenwriter and film critic, about two men whose adult lives are influenced by their childhood experiences in the magical Limestone Kingdom.
• Harper’s site has this preview with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review, calling it a “beautifully written debut” and concludes, “The universe is richly detailed, and issues of destiny and sacrifice give the story depth. Readers with delicate sensibilities should leave this one for those who enjoy a roller-coaster ride into the depths of strangeness and despair.”

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* Carman, Patrick : Pulse
(Harpercollins/Tegen Books 978-0-06-208576-4, $17.99, 384pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062085788
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Pulse #1

Young adult SF novel, first of a trilogy, about classmates in 2051 who develop their telekinetic powers.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the book “mixes high school drama with mutations and conspiracies in this impressive take on the postapocalyptic novel”.

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* Chapman, Elsie : Dualed
(Random House 978-0-307-93154-2, $16.99, 304pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-307-97536-2
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013

Young adult SF novel, the author’s first novel, set in a future in which everyone has a genetic twin or ‘alt’, raised separately, who then must battle each other for the right to survive.
• The publisher’s description calls it “The Hunger Games meets Matched“.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Stylish, frenetic, and violent, Chapman’s debut is the textual equivalent of a Quentin Tarantino movie.”

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* Dahlquist, Gordon : The Different Girl
(Penguin/Dutton 978-0-525-42597-7, $16.99, 240pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101592540
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 21 Feb 2013

Young adult SF novel about four girls, identical except for the color of their hair, and a different kind of girl who is shipwrecked on their island.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The Kirkus review concludes, “Dahlquist trusts his audience to notice his sparse but clear clues in order to decipher the true differences between May and the four island girls, and astute readers will have little difficulty with his scenario. The author never reveals why the girls are hidden away and what their purpose might be, leaving that to readers’ imaginations.”

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* Henry, Christina : Black City
(Ace 978-0-425-25658-9, $7.99, 288pp, mass market paperback, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101619544
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Black Wings #5

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Black Wings (2010), Black Night (2011), Black Howl (March 2012), and Black Lament (Nov. 2012), about a Chicago woman who escorts souls to the afterlife.
• The publisher’s site has this description.

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* Hughes, Matthew : Hell to Pay
(Angry Robot US 978-0857661630, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857661647
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
To Hell and Back #3

Humorous fantasy novel, third of a series following The Damned Busters (2011) and Costume Not Included (2012), about a one-time actuary turned superhero.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* Johnson, Maureen : The Madness Underneath
(Putnam 9780399256615, $17.99, 304pp, hardcover, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101607831
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Shades of London #2

Young adult paranormal thriller, second in a series following The Name of the Star (2011), about a Louisiana teenager at boarding school in Britain, where she has become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Kirkus review concludes, “The London minutiae are utterly engaging, the villains satisfyingly weird and numerous. And there is kissing.”

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* Knight, Francis : Fade to Black
(Orbit 978-0-316-21768-2, $14.99, 367pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316217699
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Rojan Dizon #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about a pain-mage and detective in a futuristic vertical city.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Orbit’s site has an interview with the author and a sample.

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* Lovegrove, James : Age of Voodoo
(Solaris 978-1781080863, $8.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, February 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Pantheon #5

Military SF novel, fifth in a series following The Age of Ra (2009), The Age of Zeus (2010), Age of Odin (2011), and Age of Aztec (2012).
• This book concerns a military ops mission that encounters the results of an experiment in science and voodoo.
• Solaris’ site has a description and an excerpt.

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* Murphy, C. E. : Mountain Echoes
(Harlequin/Luna 978-0-373-80351-4, $14.95, 352pp, trade paperback, March 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Walker Papers #8

Urban fantasy novel, eight in the “Walker Papers” series following Urban Shaman, Thunderbird Falls, Coyote Dreams, Walking Dead, Demon Hunts, Spirit Dances (2011), and Raven Calls (2012), about a police mechanic who has shamanic powers.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides an excerpt.

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+ Nevill, Adam : Last Days
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1-250-01818-2, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250018175
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013

First US edition (UK: Macmillan, May 2012)

Horror novel about an indie filmmaker commissioned to make a documentary about an Arizona cult that self-destructed in 1975.
• Parent publisher Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Fans of films about haunted places, otherworldly beings, and rituals gone terribly wrong will find this homage deliciously chilling.”

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* Newman, Emma : Between Two Thorns
(Angry Robot 978-0857663207, $14.99, 400pp, trade paperback, February 2013, cover art Sarah J. Coleman)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857663214
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Split Worlds #1

Urban fantasy novel, first of a series, set in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city, where the Master of Ceremonies has gone missing.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.
• The next books are scheduled for June and October.

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* Rendahl, Eileen : Dead Letter Day
(Ace 978-0-425-25801-9, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101619551
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Messenger #3

Paranormal romance novel, third in a series following Dead on Delivery (2011) and Don’t Kill the Messenger (2012), about a messenger for supernatural creatures.
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* Somers, Jeff : Trickster
(Pocket 978-1451696776, $7.99, 373pp, mass market paperback, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781451696806
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Ustari Cycle #1

Urban fantasy novel, first of a new series, about mages whose spells are made more powerful by using human blood.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The author’s site has several posts about the book, some of which link to http://wearenotgoodpeople.com/.

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