* Armstrong, Kelley : The Rising
(Harper 978-0-06-179708-8, $17.99, 407pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0062202987
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0062224828
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Darkness Rising #3

Young adult fantasy novel, conclusion of trilogy following The Gathering (2011) and The Calling (2012).
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Atkinson, Kate : Life After Life
(Little Brown/Reagan Arthur Books 978-0-316-17648-4, $27.99, 529pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0316230803
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1619696969
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013

Literary fantasy novel about a girl born in 1910 who repeatedly dies and is born again.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “…it’s clear that Atkinson’s not playing tricks; rather, through Ursula’s many lives and the accretion of what T.S. Eliot called ‘visions and revisions,’ she’s found an inventive way to make both the war’s toll and the pull of alternate history, of darkness avoided or diminished, fresh.”
Entertainment Weekly reviewed it (along with another book with the same title), and gave it an A.

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* Burgis, Stephanie : Stolen Magic
(Atheneum 978-1416994510, $17.99, 400pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781442433823
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Kat, Incorrigible #3

Young adult fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy following Kat, Incorrigible (2011) and Renegade Magic (2012), about a Regency-era girl who inherits her mother’s magical talents.
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* Card, Orson Scott, ed. : Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game
(BenBella/Smart Pop 978-1937856212, $14.95, 304pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00B6TYOGA
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1470838881
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013

Nonfiction anthology of essays edited by Card about the universe of his popular novel Ender’s Game.
• Contributors include Aaron Johnston, Mary Robinette Kowal, Janis Ian, Ken Scholes, and Eric James Stone.
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* Cherryh, C. J. : Protector
(DAW 978-0-7564-0798-8, $24.95, 384pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101625835
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Foreigner #14

SF novel, 13th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), and Intruder (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description, with an excerpt.

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* Courtenay Grimwood, Jon : The Exiled Blade
(Orbit 978-0-316-07436-0, $15.99, 353pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
The Assassini #3

Fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy following The Fallen Blade (2011) and The Outcast Blade (2012), set in a Renaissance Venice populated by vampires and werewolves.
• Orbit’s site has a post by the author, “Shakespeare Stole Othello” – the Assassini Trilogy and the Shakespeare Connection.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Daniel, Tony, & David Drake : The Heretic
(Baen 978-1451638813, $25, 336pp, hardcover, April 2013, cover art Kurt Miller)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-086-6
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
The General #9

SF novel set on the planet Duisenberg, where an Egyptian-like culture has developed and a young hero tries to lead the planet out of the galactic dark ages.
• It’s the ninth book in a series called The General written by S.M. Stirling and others from outlines by Drake (according to Wikipedia).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Funke, Cornelia : Fearless
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-05610-6, $19.99, 424pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316215121
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00B3YKMMI
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Mirrorworld #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second of a series based on the Brothers Grimm following Reckless (2010), about a 12-year-old boy who follows his father into Mirrorworld.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “The rich re-imagining of familiar fairy tale details is the best part, as there is little character development. There are few child characters, and veiled sexual innuendo and violence make this edgier fare…”

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* Gannon, Charles E. : Fire With Fire
(Baen 978-1-4516-3883-7, $14, 496pp, trade paperback, April 2013, cover art Sam Kennedy)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-087-3
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013

SF novel about an intelligence analyst facing assassins and saboteurs as he tries to learn the truth about a sentient race in the Delta Pavonis system.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Grant, Michael : Light
(Tegen Books 978-0-06-144918-5, $18.99, 413pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0062202895
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Gone #6

Young adult novel, sixth and final volume in the series that began with Gone (2008), about kids in a small town after everyone over the age of 14 has vanished, following Fear (2012).
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* Hughes, Alex : Sharp
(Roc 978-0451465047, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101615041
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Mindspace Investigations #2

SF novel, second of a series after the author’s first novel Clean (2012), about an ex-Telepath’s Guild member who helps police solve crimes.
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* Hunter, Faith : Blood Trade
(Roc 978-0-451-46506-1, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101607626
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Jane Yellowrock #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in the series following Skinwalker (2009), Blood Cross (2010), Mercy Blade (2011), Raven Cursed (Jan. 2012), and Death’s Rival (2012), about a shapeshifting vampire-hunter of Cherokee descent.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Kay, Guy Gavriel : River of Stars
(Roc 978-0-451-46497-2, $26.95, 576pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101608937
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013

Historical fantasy novel, follow-up to Under Heaven (2010), set four centuries after that book, this time inspired by the Song Dynasty of 12th century China.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it an “exquisitely rendered alternate historical fantasy”, and concludes, “Students of Chinese literature will delight in allusions to Song Dynasty poetry and Chinese classics, and even casual readers will savor a flawed, complex culture, meticulously researched and recreated in powerful prose.”
• Gary K. Wolfe and Cecelia Holland both review it in the April issue of Locus Magazine. Holland calls it “his finest work so far, a vision of tremendous scope, achieved through precise, intimate observation of a brilliant culture in the throes of disintegration and rebirth.” And she also calls it “a book you don’t want to be over.”

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* Knight, E. E. : Appalachian Overthrow
(Roc 978-0-451-41444-1, $24.95, 352pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00BMY0X3W
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Vampire Earth #10

SF novel about human resistance to alien invaders, tenth in the “Vampire Earth” series following Way of the Wolf (2003), Choice of the Cat (2004), Tales of the Thunderbolt (2005), Valentine’s Rising (2005), Valentine’s Exile (2006), Valentine’s Resolve (2007), Fall with Honor (2008), Winter Duty (2009), and March in Country (2011).
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Kosmatka, Ted : Prophet of Bones
(Henry Holt 978-0-8050-9617-0, $26, 400pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780805096187
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427228871
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013

Alternate universe SF novel in which carbon-14 dating in the 1950s has proven that the world is only 5800 years old, and paleontological and geological research that suggests otherwise is suppressed.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Book site http://www.prophetofbones.com/ also has an author profile and a Q&A.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Despite some strained logic and wayward plot threads, readers will gulp this one down and eagerly await Kosmatka’s next ‘what if.’ “
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed the book in the March issue of Locus Magazine, concluding, “In the long and uncertain history of SF/thriller hybrids, it probably, in the end, has more in common with scientifically intelligent thrillers like Greg Bear’s Darwin’s Radio than with Crichton, Cook, or Koontz, and while it doesn’t conceptually move much beyond the original story, it offers a good deal of fast-moving fun.”

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* Kowal, Mary Robinette : Without a Summer
(Tor 978-0-7653-3415-2, $24.99, 368pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1466808386
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Glamourist Histories #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Shades of Milk and Honey (2010) and Glamour in Glass (2012), set in a Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered essential for a lady of quality.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s site has this page for the book with links to a sample chapter and some legal notes.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Readers will appreciate the realistically warm and loving romance between Jane and Vincent all the more for their flaws and foibles, as their relationship is tested by internal and external forces.”

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* Lackey, Mercedes, & Rosemary Edghill : Sacrifices
(Tor Teen 978-0-7653-1763-6, $10.99, 304pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429997195
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Shadow Grail #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following Legacies (2010) and Conspiracies (2011), about an academy in Montana where the students have magical powers.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt. There’s also a simultaneous hardcover edition.

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* Marco, John : The Forever Knight
(DAW 978-0-7564-0751-3, $25.95, 356pp, hardcover, April 2013, cover art Todd Lockwood)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101597606
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Bronze Knight #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series about Lukien, the Bronze Knight, following The Eyes of God (2002), The Devil’s Armor (2003), and The Sword of Angels (2005).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author has this page about the book.

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* Mosley, Walter : Stepping Stone/Love Machine
(Tor 978-0-7653-3010-9, $24.99, 288pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429943116
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Crosstown #3

Collection of two novellas, subtitled “Crosstown to Oblivion”, followup to Gift of Fire/On the Head of a Pin (May 2012), and Merge/Disciple (Oct. 2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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+ Pinborough, Sarah : A Matter of Blood
(Ace 978-0-425-25846-0, $16, 352pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101622179
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
The Forgotten Gods #1

Urban fantasy novel, first of a trilogy, about a police inspector in near-future London who is implicated in the murder/suicide of his brother and family.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “The occult overtones and heavy-handed corporatist futurism are minor distractions from the heart of this book, which is a perfectly acceptable British-style police procedural centered on a cop who is just morally compromised enough to drive the plot and idealistic enough to be an impediment to the true villains.”

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* Scott, M. J. : Iron Kin
(Roc 978-0-451-46505-4, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101614945
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013
Half-Light City #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Shadow Kin (2011) and Blood Kin (2012), set on a world where Blood Lords and the Beast Kind rule on one side, Fae and humans on the other.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Smith, Chandler Klang : Goldenland Past Dark
(Chizine Publications 978-1927469354, $16.95, 300pp, trade paperback, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009UW7LTM
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013

Fantasy novel about a 1960s travelling circus, whose ringmaster is pursued by a hostile stranger.
• ChiZine’s site has this description with a PDF preview.
• The author wrote a Big Idea post about the book on John Scalzi’s blog.

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* Wells, Martha : Emilie and the Hollow World
(Strange Chemistry 978-1908844491, $9.99, 304pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844507
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Apr 2013

Young adult fantasy novel about a young girl running away from home, stowing away on an airship on its way to the interior of the planet.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an extract.

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