* Datlow, Ellen, ed. : Hauntings
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-088-9, $16.95, 432pp, trade paperback, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00C0JD0CE
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Apr 2013

Anthology of 24 ghost stories, first published from 1983 to 2012.
• Authors include Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Carroll, Connie Willis, Lucius Shepard, Kelly Link, and Peter Straub.
• Tachyon’s site has this description with the complete table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the book “explores a variety of situations in which people encounter literal or figurative specters from beyond”, and comments “the collection flows smoothly, capturing the pleasantly shivery dread of a round of ghost stories told by a fire…”

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* Haldeman, Joe, edited by Jonathan Strahan & Gary K. Wolfe : The Best of Joe Haldeman
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-526-0, $45, 504pp, hardcover, March 2013, cover art Lee Moyer)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 31 Mar 2013

Collection of 19 stories spanning the author’s career.
• Subterranean’s site has this description, but indicates both the trade and limited editions are sold out. (Amazon still has copies, howeveer.)
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Demonstrating that the hard-to-market novella is perfect for science fiction, this collection of 19 stories by SFWA Grand Master Haldeman features several tales that bring out his ability to wrap hard science speculation with deep human feeling.”
• Gardner Dozois reviewed it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “The best story here may be the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella ‘The Hemingway Hoax’, but there’s plenty of other first-class work here…”

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Ryman, Geoff : The Warrior Who Carried Life
(ChiZine Publications 978-1-927469-38-5, $16.95, 250pp, hardcover, April 2013, cover art Erik Mohr)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009UWPEJG
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Apr 2013

(First edition: UK: Allen & Unwin, May 1985)

Fantasy novel, Ryman’s first novel, about a young woman who transforms herself into a male warrior to fight the evil that destroyed her family.
• This edition has a new introduction by Wendy Gay Pearson.
• ChiZine’s site has this description with a link to a PDF sample.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function also provides a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “A fantasy revenge quest develops into a mythic exploration of life and death in Ryman’s vivid debut”.

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* Vance, Jack, edited by Terry Dowling & Jonathan Strahan : Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-560-4, $45, 336pp, hardcover, March 2013, cover art Tom Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 31 Mar 2013

Collection of 16 stories first published from 1946 to 1956, third volume of Vance’s early work following Hard-Luck Diggings (2010) and Dream Castles (2012).
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page, with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Even a Grandmaster needs to begin somewhere. This evolving collection of 16 early SF stories by Vance, an award winner for mystery, fantasy, and science fiction, starts off with space opera in its pulpiest form—sprinkled with retrofuturism and casual racism—and proceeds to the more sophisticated vocabulary and cultured characters associated with his classic works such as The Dying Earth.”

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* Varley, John : Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories
(Subterranean 978-1-59606-528-4, $45, 344pp, hardcover, April 2013, cover art Vincent Chong)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

Collection of 11 stories, mostly from Varley’s 1970s “Eight Worlds” future history, including “In the Bowl”, “Bagatelle”, “The Black Hole Passes”, and the title story.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page, with the text of the story “Bagatelle”.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The collection serves best as a time capsule of Varley’s less-known work and silver-age science fiction.”

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