* Armstrong, Kelley, et al : Four Summoner’s Tales
(Gallery 978-1451696684, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781451696752

Anthology of four novellas, by Kelley Armstrong, Christopher Golden, David Liss, and Jonathan Maberry, about the dead being summoned from their graves.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review is measureed; “this anthology of novellas delivers limited thrills, but it does successfully showcase four prominent authors’ inventive takes on a central theme: ‘A strange visitor comes to town, offering to raise the townsfolk’s dearly departed from the dead—for a price.’ “

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

|

* Black, Holly : The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
(Little, Brown 978-0316213103, $19, 432pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00BAXFB3C
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478924708

Young adult vampire novel, in which the US government has confined vampires to ‘coldtowns’, about a 17-year-old girl who survives a night of partying that leaves her friends drained of blood.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a video.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, calling it an “exquisitely imagined contribution to vampire lore”.
• Gwenda Bond reviews the book in the September issue of Locus Magazine, concluding, “In a world filled with more fantasy series than anyone could follow, a satisfying standalone is always an excellent thing to find. Yet here’s hoping The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is embraced by so many lovers of dark fantasy and horror, by readers ready for vampires to be truly scary again, that Black is tempted to visit this world again. Every Coldtown, after all, might be filled with stories as inventive and gripping as this one.”

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

|

* Cummings, Sean : Student Bodies
(Strange Chemistry 978-1908844224, $9.99, 304pp, trade paperback, September 2013, cover art Paul Young)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1908844231
UK edition: 9781908844217 (Thu 5 Sep 2013)
Poltergeeks #2

Young adult fantasy novel, sequel to Poltergeeks (2012), about a 15-year-old girl who protects her city from supernatural evil.
• Strange Chemistry’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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

|

* de la Cruz, Melissa, & Michael Johnston : Frozen
(Putnam 978-0-399-25754-4, $17.99, 336pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101607879
Heart of Dread #1

Post-apocalyptic young adult novel, first of a series, about a blackjack dealer in New Vegas in a future when the world is covered by ice.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Romance, magic, and excitement drive the pace of this genre-defying adventure, though some of the more fantastical elements can clash with the futuristic, dystopian atmosphere.”

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

|

* Di Filippo, Paul : WikiWorld
(ChiZine Publications 978-1-77148-155-7, $13.5, 352pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-77148-166-3

Collection of 20 previously published stories, with an introduction by Rudy Rucker.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents and Rucker’s introduction.

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

|

* Duncan, Dave : King of Swords
(Amazon/47North 9781477807392, $14.95, 394pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00C1MFUVO
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480567245
The Starfolk #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series, about a man searching for his non-human parentage in the Starlands, where fantasy and reality have changed places.
• Amazon has a description and its “Look Inside” function provides a preview.

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

|

* Gaiman, Neil : Fortunately, the Milk
(Harper 978-0-06-222407-1, $14.99, 128pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062224095
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062305886
UK edition: Bloomsbury 978-1408841761 (Tue 17 Sep 2013)


Children’s picture book, about aliens, dinosaurs, and galactic police.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.
• The author commented in his recent Locus interview, “It’s the silliest, funniest thing I’ve ever written.”
• The Publishers Weeky review coments, “It reads like an extemporaneous riff by a clever father asked a question he doesn’t want to answer, and it makes an excellent gift for those heroic fathers who consider reading aloud to their children one of parenthood’s greatest joys.”

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

|

* Gibson, Gary : Marauder
(UK: Macmillan/Tor UK 978-0230748903, £18.99, 384pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780230771390

Standalone SF novel about a space pilot on a dangerous mission to save human-occupied worlds from an alien theat.
• Pan Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• Tor UK’s site has this Q&A with the author.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Hawke, Nathan : Gallow: The Last Bastion
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575115125, £7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575115132
Gallow #3

Fantasy novel, third of a series after the author’s first novel Gallow: The Crimson Shield (July 2013) and Gallow: Cold Redemption (August 2013), about a Northlander bastard known as Truesword to his friends, Griefbringer to his enemies.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Kristoff, Jay : Kinslayer
(Thomas Dunne 978-1-250-00141-2, $25.99, 448pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250022943
UK edition: Macmillan/Tor UK 978-0230759022 (Thu 12 Sep 2013)
The Lotus War #2


Fantasy novel, second of a series following Stormdancer, set in a dystopian Steampunk setting based on feudal Japan.
• Macmillan’s site has this description, with an excerpt and quotes from reviews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Though Kristoff opens with a character refresher, new readers might have difficulty following the story, and while the action scenes are just as thrilling and the plot even more fast-paced than in the first volume, this sequel is undermined by its increasingly one-note pseudo-Japanese setting, as well as its reliance on predictable tropes.”

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

|

* Lalumière, Claude, ed. : Super Stories of Heroes and Villains
(Tachyon 978-1-61696-103-9, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 15 Sep 2013

Anthology of 28 stories about superheroes.
• Authors include Gene Wolfe, Kim Newman, Kelly Link, Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Lethem, Paul Di Filiipo, and James Patrick Kelly.
• Tachyon’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “This is by far the best superhero anthology around, and a must-read for comic book fans.”

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

|

* Modesitt, L. E., Jr. : The One-Eyed Man
(Tor 978-0-7653-3544-9, $24.99, 352pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466822351

SF novel, subtitled “A Fugue, with Winds and Accompaniment”, about a consultant investigating the fragile ecology of a colony world that produces life-extending drugs.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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

|

* Moyer, Jaime Lee : Delia’s Shadow
(Tor 978-0-7653-3182-3, $24.99, 336pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429949484

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a woman in 1915 San Francisco who can see ghosts.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Moyer’s detailed research regarding early-20th-century police work and the San Francisco Panama–Pacific Expo help make this romantic supernatural murder mystery sparkle.”

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

|

* Pynchon, Thomas : Bleeding Edge
(Penguin 978-1594204234, 496pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698142688
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781611762334

Associational novel set in 2001 about the collapse of the dot-com boom and events around 9/11.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt and a video trailer.
• Numerous reviews include Jonathan Lethem’s in the New York Times, David Kipen’s in Publishers Weekly, and Jenn Northrington’s at Tor.com. Northrington describes the book and then says “If that doesn’t sound so far off from Neuromancer or Ready Player One it’s because, in essence, it’s not. Bleeding Edge is both a literary and a genre masterpiece, a cyberpunk epic and a memorial to the pre-9/11 world.”

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

|

* Stiefvater, Maggie : The Dream Thieves
(Scholastic 978-0-545-42494-3, $18.99, 448pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00C2YWB0E
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0545600392
Raven Boys #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series following The Raven Boys (2012).
• Scholastic’s site has this description with a discussion guide.
Publishers Weekly gives this, like the previous book, a starred review, concluding “While Stiefvater’s offbeat, acutely observed characters continue to grow, they have shifted from developing a group interaction to reacting against one another, making this installment more tense and foreboding than its predecessor—and every bit as gripping.”

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

|

* Sullivan, Michael J. : The Rose and the Thorn
(Orbit 978-0-316-24372-8, $16, 384pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316243735
Riyria Chronicles #2

Fantasy, second in a series, following The Crown Tower (August 2013), that precedes the author’s earlier “Riyria Revelations” trilogy.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Riyria fans will appreciate this look into their heroes’ history.”

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

|

* Thomas, Sherry : The Burning Sky
(HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray 978-0-06-220729-6, $17.99, 480pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062207319
Elemental Trilogy #1

Young adult fantasy novel, first of a trilogy, about teenaged mages in 19th century London.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Thomas’s romantic touch is sure, but she is just as adept with fantasy world-building, carrying the banners of Anne McCaffrey and Caroline Stevermer, among others, in a wonderfully satisfying magical saga.”

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

|

* Werlin, Nancy : Unthinkable
(Dial 978-0-8037-3373-2, $17.99, 392pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101600078
Impossible #2

Young adult fantasy novel, sequel to Impossible (2009), about a girl trapped in the faerie realm.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview. Amazon also has the starred Booklist review, which comments “Werlin pulls off quite a feat, making us care deeply for a character driven by selfish needs, intent on betrayal. The irresistably plotted book, also raises large questions about the nature of security and whether destruction is tied to creation.”

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

|