+ Hobb, Robin : Blood of Dragons
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-211687-1, $14.99, 448pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062116871
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Apr 2013
Rain Wild Chronicles #4

First US edition (UK: Harper Voyager, March 2013)

Fantasy novel, fourth and final book in the “Rain Wild Chronicles” following Dragon Keeper (UK 2009, US 2010), Dragon Haven (2010), and City of Dragons (UK 2012, US 2013), and set in the same world as her Liveship Traders and Tawny Man trilogies. It concerns a group of debilitated dragons, rejected by human culture, setting out to find their ancient home.
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• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “With a wide scope of coverage and a narrative that jumps among members of the sprawling cast, this tale feels both leisurely and unfocused, and knowledge of previous installments is essential to full comprehension. Hobb makes up for this breadth with a wealth of detail and language bordering on poetic.”

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* Kenyon, Sherrilyn : Inferno
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1250002839, $18.99, 464pp, hardcover, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250023407
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427229588
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Apr 2013
Chronicles of Nick #4

Young adult fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Infinity (2010), Invincible (2011), and Infamous, about 14-year-old Nick Gautier and the vampire-slaying Dark Hunters.
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* Lebbon, Tim : Reaper’s Legacy
(Pyr 978-1-61614-767-9, $17.95, 210pp, hardcover, April 2013, cover illustration Steve Stone)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00BU95C4Y
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Apr 2013
Toxic City #2

Young adult post-apocalypse novel, second in a series after London Eye (2012), about a group of teenagers sneaking into the city of London, which has been isolated from the world following a terrorist attack.
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* Maslakovic, Neve : The Far-Time Incident
(Amazon/47North 978-1611099096, $14.95, trade paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009MAAA72
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469289946
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Apr 2013
The Incident #1

SF novel, first of a series, about an accident in a time-travel lab that leaves an assistant dean and a campus security chief stranded in Pompeii on the eve of a volcanic eruption.
• The author’s website has descriptions of this book and one earlier novel, and blog posts.
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* Strahan, Jonathan, ed. : The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven
(Night Shade Books 978-1597804592, $19.99, 600pp, trade paperback, March 2013, cover art Stephan Martiniere)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1597804608
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Apr 2013

Anthology of 32 science fiction and fantasy stories first published in 2012.
• Authors include Christopher Rowe, Ken Liu, Andy Duncan, Adam Roberts, Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, Jeffrey Ford, and Margo Lanagan.
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• Though the nominal release date is April 18, Amazon has copies for sale now.

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* Tan, Cecilia, & Bethany Zaiatz, eds. : Fantastic Erotica: The Best of Circlet Press 2008-2012
(Circlet 978-1-61390-044-4, $19.95, 340pp, trade paperback, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-61390-045-1
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 15 Mar 2013

Anthology of 19 stories, chosen by popular vote of readers, from the past five years.
• Authors include popular vote winner Vinnie Tesla and runners-up N.K. Jemisin and Bernie Mojzes.
• Circlet’s website has this description with an excerpt from one story.
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Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review: “This brilliantly imaginative compilation of short, steamy tales of contemporary and period fantasy, fairytale, future dystopia, and space opera, chosen from Circlet’s e-book anthologies by a popular vote of readers, succeeds both as speculative fiction and as erotica.”

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* Yolen, Jane, & Adam Stemple : B. U. G. (Big Ugly Guy)
(Penguin/Dutton 9780525422389, $16.99, 328pp, hardcover, March 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101593523
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 21 Mar 2013

Young adult fantasy novel about a boy who builds a golem to protect himself from school bullies.
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