* Carlson, Amanda : Hot Blooded
(Orbit 978-0316205214, $13.99, 325pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316206389
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781619693326
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Apr 2013
Jessica McClain #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following the author’s first novel Full Blooded (2012), about a woman who becomes the first female werewolf.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function. The third book, Cold Blooded, will be out in October.
• The author’s website includes a blog.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Gaiman, Neil, Michael Reaves & Mallory Reaves : The Silver Dream
(HarperTeen 978-0-06-206796-8, $18.99, 256pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062067982
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062254030
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Apr 2013

Young adult novel, sequel to Interworld (2007), about a boy who learns to walk between other dimensions.
• The byline on the cover is: “Story by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves; Written by Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves”.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function, and a link to a YouTube video in which Gaiman explains the background of the two books.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Gaiman, Neil, & Maria Dahvana Headley, eds. : Unnatural Creatures
(HarperCollins 978-0-06-223630-2, $17, 480pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062236319
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Apr 2013

Anthology of 16 stories compiled to benefit ” 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.”
• Most of the stories are classics — by Anthony Boucher, Avram Davidson, Peter S. Beagle, Larry Niven, and others — but several a recent or original, by E. Lily Yu, Nnedi Okorafor, Maria Dahvana Headley, and Nalo Hopkinson.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function. There’s also a trade paperback edition.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Teens with a yen for the fantastic would be hard pressed to find a better place to start.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Lloyd, Tom : God Tattoo and Other Stories of the Twilight Reign
(UK: Gollancz 978-0-575-13124-8, £20, 272pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0575131286
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Apr 2013

Collection of 11 stories set in the author’s Twilight Reign series of five novels from The Stormcaller (2006) to The Dusk Watchman (2012).
• Orion’s site has this description. There’s a simultaneous trade paperback edition.
• The author has this post about the book.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Pinborough, Sarah : Poison
(UK: Gollancz 9780575092976, £9.99, 208pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575093003
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Apr 2013

Retelling of the Snow White fairy tale, with illustrations by Les Edwards.
• Orion’s site has this description with a PDF extract.
• Titles Charm and Beauty are forthcoming in July and October.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Stephens, Ransom : The God Patent
(Amazon/47North 978-1611099126, $14.95, 430pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009NLPR78
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469289960
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Apr 2013

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about two engineers who file nonsensical patents for the soul and the Big Bang, and the results for their personal lives and the cultural war with evangelical religion.
• It was first published in 2009 by Numina Press.
• Amazon’s page has a description and a “Look Inside” preview function.
• The author’s site has this page for the book with details and reviews of the earlier online publication.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Warrington, Freda : Grail of the Summer Stars
(Tor 978-0-7653-1871-8, $27.99, 368pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Apr 2013
Aetherial Tales #3

Fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy following Elfland (2009) and Midsummer Night (2010), about creatures who live among humans, and a gate that is opened every seven years to the Other World.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it an “eerie, gothic third installment in the Aetherial Tales”.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|