* Black, Holly : Doll Bones
(Simon & Schuster 978-1416963981, $16.99, 244pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781442474871

Young adult fantasy novel about a 12-year-old boy whose father insists he stop playing with dolls, or action figures.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a video trailer.
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Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Black captures the adolescent sense that things are about to explode before they get explained. And it’s a darn good adventure, too.”
• Gwenda Bond reviews the book in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “…seems destined to become a classic exploration of the conflict inherent in putting away one’s toys in order to grow up.”

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* Callaghan, Gavin : H. P. Lovecraft’s Dark Arcadia: The Satire, Symbology and Contradiction
(McFarland 978-0-7864-7079-2, $40, 288pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 May 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-4766-0239-4

Nonfiction study of H.P. Lovecraft and his works, based on original texts and “ignoring secondary accounts and various received truths.”
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* McNeal, Tom : Far Far Away
(Knopf 978-0-375-84972-5, $17.99, 384pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-375-89698-9
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-385-36859-9

Young adult fantasy novel about a young boy haunted by the ghost of Jacob Grimm.
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Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, calling it a “rich and often bone-chilling story”.

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* Moore, C. Dennis, & David G. Barnett, eds. : Into the Darkness: An Anthology Vol. 1
(Necro Publications 978-1-939065-07-0, $12.95, 298pp, trade paperback, January 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Jan 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-939065-09-4

Anthology of 17 original horror stories.
• Authors includes Gerard Houarner, Tina Starr, Brian Lillie, D.M. Woon, and others.
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* Page, Ra, ed. : BioPunk: Stories from the Far Side of Research
(Comma 978-1-905583-40-9, $14.99, 244pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Feb 2013

Anthology of 14 stories with accompanying essays addressing various issues in biomedical research.
• Fiction authors include Simon Ings, Toby Litt, Sara Maitland, and Justina Robson.
• The publisher’s site has this description with contributor profiles and links to two sample works. This is a UK publication distributed in the US.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The scientific responses provide details of the research on which the stories are based as well as the dilemmas that researchers face and how far the story is removed from current scientific capabilities. It’s an intriguing story collection well-complemented by the offerings of those in the field.”

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* Rich, Frederic C. : Christian Nation
(Norton 978-0-393-24011-5, $25.95, 352pp, hardcover, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00A3IZHHK

Dystopian alternate history novel in which McCain and Palin win the 2008 presidential election, and then Palin becomes President when McCain dies in office.
• Norton’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.
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* Toronto, Richard : War Over Lemuria: Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction
(Mcfarland 978-0-7864-7307-6, $45, 264pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 25 Apr 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-4766-0351-3

Nonfiction study about a controversial series of stories published in Amazing Stories in the 1940s.
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* Williams, Quan : Godmode
(Necro Publications 978-1-939065-19-3, $12.95, 244pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-939065-20-9

Fantasy/horror novel about a man battling Lovecraftian horrors as a result of participating in an inhumane pharmaceutical experiment.
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