* Bowman, Erin : Taken
(HarperCollins 978-0-06-211726-7, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0062117281
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Apr 2013
Taken #1

Young adult dystopian SF novel, the author’s first novel and first of a trilogy, set in a town where every boy vanishes at midnight on his 18th birthday.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.

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+ Cornell, Paul : London Falling
(Tor 978-0-7653-3027-7, $24.99, 416pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1429946728
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Apr 2013

First US edition (UK: Macmillan/Tor UK, December 2012)

Urban fantasy police procedural about a detective who investigates the mysterious murder of suspected drug dealer. This is the first US edition.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and blurbs from George R. R. Martin and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes, “This is not a lighthearted or playful romp through a sexy urban fantasy setting; instead it explores elements of real horror, such as kidnapping, rape, and gruesome murder.” And it concludes, “Stumbling in the dark is a slow process, but when the lights come on they reveal an interesting and very gritty new fantasy world with ample room for sequel stories.”

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* McClellan, Brian : Promise of Blood
(Orbit 978-0-316-21903-7, $23.99, 545pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316219020
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781619696709
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Apr 2013
Powder Mage Trilogy #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a trilogy, about a Field Marshall whose coup against his king triggers a war with Nine Nations and turmoil at home.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Orbit’s site has chapter 1.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “McClellan neatly mixes intrigue and action, effectively showing the tensions among uneasy allies (military, church, underworld) in a society where new forces like labor unions, gunpowder-armed soldiers, and explosion-causing ‘powder mages’ clash with traditional magics, mores, and beliefs.”

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+ Roberts, Adam : Jack Glass
(Gollancz 978-0-575-12762-3, $24.95, 384pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Apr 2013

First US edition (UK: Gollancz, July 2012)

SF crime novel about a murderer and how he came to commit three murders.
• This is the Gollancz edition from July 2012, now distributed in the US with an April 2013 publication date.
• Gollancz’s site has this description, which calls it “Golden Age SF meets Golden Age Crime”.
• The book won the British SF Association award last month.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Exuberant Golden Age space opera plotting plays against slyly understated contemporary storytelling in this exceptional novel.”

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* Sage, Angie : Septimus Heap, Book Seven: Fyre
(Tegen Books 978-0-06-124245-8, $17.99, 720pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062219879
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062203663
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Apr 2013
Septimus Heap #7

Young adult fantasy novel, seventh in the Septimus Heap series following Magyk, Flyte, Physick, Queste, Syren, and Darke, about a boy who becomes an apprentice wizard. The book has illustrations by Mark Zug.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The series’ website, septimusheap.com, has information about the author, games, excerpts, etc.

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