* Asher, Neal : Jupiter War
(UK: Macmillan/Tor UK 978-0230750715, £18.99, 400pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 26 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780230771291
Owner #3

SF novel, third in a trilogy following The Departure (2011) and Zero Point (2012), about Alan Saul, part human and part machine, as he tries to leave Argus Station to rescue his sister.
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* Bear, Elizabeth : The Book of Iron
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-474-4, $20, 128pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 30 Sep 2013

Short fantasy novel, prequel to Bone and Jewel Creatures (2010).
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Bear injects the fizz of the Roaring ’20s (including travel by roadster, automatic pistols , aeroplanes, and silent movies) into a thoughtful exploration of dealing with loss.”

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* Best, Rosie : Skulk
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry Us 978-1908844705, $9.99, 400pp, trade paperback, October 2013, cover art Steven Meyer-Rassow)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844712
UK edition: 9781908844699 (Thu 3 Oct 2013)

Young adult fantasy novel about an upper class London girl who discovers an underworld of shapeshifters.
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+ Campbell, Ramsey : Ghosts Know
(Tor 978-0-7653-3633-0, $25.99, 288pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466827868

First US edition (UK: PS Publishing, November 2011)

Horror novel about a radio host menaced by fake psychic.
• This is the first US edition. Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concluded: “An undercurrent of black comedy, witty repartee between characters, a magnificent surprise ending, and Campbell’s trademark verbal dexterity all contribute to this novel’s abundant entertainments.”

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* Correia, Larry, & Mike Kupari : Swords of Exodus
(Baen 978-1-47673-611-2, $7.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, October 2013, cover art Kurt Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-197-9
Dead Six #2

Military thriller, second in a series after Dead Six (2011), about a thief and a mercenary teaming up to defeat a Central American warlord.
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* Crowther, Peter : Jewels in the Dust
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-492-8, $45, 256pp, hardcover, September 2013, jacket art Edward Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 30 Sep 2013

Collection of 13 stories, previously published from 1996 to 2006.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Crowther carries his own obsessions and unique style into Bradbury’s undiscovered country but never stoops to simple homage. Versatility of theme and palpable mood breathe life in these modern myths of transformation and revelation. Genre staples (time travel, ghosts, fairies) are anchored in—and enlivened by—scenes of everyday people struggling to live and love and dream.”

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* Daniells, Rowena Cory : King Breaker
(Solaris 9781781081501, $8.99, 784pp, mass market paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
King Rolen’s Kin #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in the “King Rolen’s Kin” series following The King’s Bastard, The Uncrowned King, and The Ursurper (all 2010).
• Solaris’ site has this description.
• The author’s site has this post about the book.
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‡ Erikson, Steven : The Devil Delivered and Other Tales
(UK: Transworld/Bantam UK 9780593067796, £16.99, 336pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 26 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781446465455

Collection of three novellas, first published individually in the UK in 2005 and 2008. The book was first published in the US, by Tor, in 2012.
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* Flint, Eric, & David Carrico : 1636: The Devil’s Opera
(Baen 978-1-45163-928-5, $25, 528pp, hardcover, October 2013, cover art Tom Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-193-1
Ring of Fire #20

Alternate history novel in the “Ring of Fire” series that began with Flint’s 1632 (2000), concerning 17th century European history as affected by West Virginians from the 20th century.
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* Hair, David : Mage’s Blood
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1623650148, $26.95, 704pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Sep 2013
UK edition: 978-1780871974 (Thu 26 Sep 2013)
Moontide Quartet #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about a 300-mile-long bridge that appears every 13 years to connect two otherwise isolated continents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Hair portrays a stark and beautiful world breaking apart, with both good and evil characters desperate to reshape it through magic, war, and treachery. This strong debut should draw in fantasy readers of all stripes.”

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* Hough, Jason M. : The Plague Forge
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-53716-4, $9.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53717-1
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-385-39338-6
Dire Earth #3

SF novel, third in a trilogy following The Darwin Elevator and The Exodus Towers (both 2013), set in a 23rd century when the survivors of an alien plague congregate on a space elevator anchored in Darwin, Australia.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book “Newcomer Hough displays a talent for imaginative plotting and realistic dialogue, and the brisk pacing and cliffhanger ending will keep readers enthralled and eagerly awaiting the next installment.”
• Paul Di Filippo contributed this review of Hough’s first two novels: “Hough stuffs his tale with a goodly number of classic SF elements that all work together in agreeable synergy.”

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* Kenyon, Nate : Day One
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 978-1-250-01321-7, $24.99, 304pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250013378

SF thriller about an Internet attack that disables New York City.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Two of the author’s previous novels were finalists for the Bram Stoker Awards.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Machines turn on their users in this uneven and occasionally sloppy apocalyptic thriller set in a near-future New York City.”
• However Amazon has the starred Booklist review, which concludes, “This is a highly imaginative thriller with solidly built characters and a story that, if it weren’t told so well, might have seemed silly (coffee makers and photocopiers going berserk?). Exciting and inventive stuff.”

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* Leckie, Ann : Ancillary Justice
(Orbit 978-0-316-24662-0, $15, 416pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00BAXFDLM

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a soldier, once part of a hive mind that ran a starship, who is out take revenge against the ruler of the empire she once served.
• Hachette’s site has this description
• Orbit’s site has this excerpt.
• io9′s Annalee Newitz calls it the mind-blowing space opera you’ve been needing: “First-time novelist Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice is a tale of war crimes whose astropolitical scope is stunning. It’s a military thriller, a mystery, and a very complicated love story about sentient starships and hive minds in an alien civilization that looks a lot like something out of Earth’s history.”
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This impressive debut succeeds in making Breq a protagonist readers will invest in, and establishes Leckie as a talent to watch closely.”

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* May, Elizabeth : The Falconer
(UK: Gollancz 9780575130401, £12.99, 336pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 26 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575130432
The Falconer #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about a Lady in 1844 Edinburgh whose determined to hunt down the faery who murdered her mother.
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* Moore, James A. : Seven Forges
(Angry Robot 978-0-85766-383-2, 384pp, mass market paperback, October 2013, cover art Alejandro Colucci)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0857663849
UK edition: 978-0857663825 (Fri 4 Oct 2013)
Blasted Lands #1

Fantasy novel, first of a series, about an expedition into the far north Blasted Lands, inhabited by a half-forgotten race.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “George R.R. Martin fans willing to settle for a less sophisticated plotline may enjoy this well-written epic fantasy series kickoff.”

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* Mullins, Debra : Prodigal Son
(Tor 978-0-7653-3686-6, $14.99, 368pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429970983
Truthseers #-

Paranormal romance novel, first of a series, about a bounty hunter descended from the fabled Atlanteans.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Suspense and romance are wrapped together in such a way that neither overwhelms the other—and they combine beautifully with intriguing secondary characters, sensual passion, and powerful themes of trust and loyalty.”

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* Newman, Emma : All Is Fair
(Angry Robot 978-0857663269, $14.99, 416pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0857663276
UK edition: 978-0857663252 (Thu 3 Oct 2013)
Split Worlds #3

Urban fantasy novel, third of a series following Between Two Thorns (Feb. 2013) and Any Other Name (June 2013), set in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city.
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* Phoenix, Adrian : On Midnight Wings
(Pocket 978-1-4516-4534-7, 400pp, mass market paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1451645361
The Maker’s Song #5

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in “The Maker’s Song” series about FBI agent Heather Wallace and vampire Dante Baptiste, following A Rush of Wings (2008), In the Blood (2009), Beneath the Skin (2010), and Etched in Stone (2011).
• The publisher’s site has a description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “It’s a complicated plot with dozens of point-of-view characters, and Phoenix masterfully keeps things flowing and coherent, even successfully providing enough well-placed exposition to allow new readers to jump on board.”

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* Resnick, Mike, & Robert T. Garcia, eds. : Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
(Baen 978-1-4156-3935-3, $15, 368pp, trade paperback, October 2013, cover art Dave Seeley)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-195-5

Anthology of eight original stories set in the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
• Authors include Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Richard A. Lupoff, Mike Resnick, Peter David, Ralph Roberts, and Joe R. Lansdale.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to excerpts.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes that Resnick’s story was previously published, and concludes, “An exercise in compulsive nostalgia, this anthology is uneven but quite sincere.”

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* Reynolds, Alastair : On the Steel Breeze
(UK: Gollancz 9780575090453, £16.99, 496pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 26 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575090484
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781409126812
Poseidon’s Children #2

SF novel, second in a trilogy following Blue Remembered Earth, about mankind’s expansion into the universe on generation ships.
• Orion’s site has only a brief description.
• Wikipedia has this summary.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Gollancz blog has several chapter extracts.
• Gary K. Wolfe wrote of the first book, “Despite a plot hook that could as easily power a YA franchise (a dying matriarch leaves behind a series of mysterious clues, each of which leads toward more portentous implicaitons), Reynolds both develops a richly detailed portrait of a resurgent, postapocalyptic Earth society and economy, and leaves himself plenty of room to expand his narrative space exponentially… “

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* Swirsky, Rachel : How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-550-5, $40, 304pp, hardcover, September 2013, jacket illustration Shaun Tan)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 30 Sep 2013

Collection of 19 stories, the author’s first book.
• Titles include Nebula Award winner “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window”, plus stories nominated for various awards: “Eros, Philia, Agape”, “Fields of Gold”, and “A Memory of Wind”.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Swirsky’s crisp prose and insightful vision draw the reader in, and her work will amply reward both casual reading and close attention.”
• The book is Gary K. Wolfe’s lead review in the August issue of Locus Magazine. “The deep and genuine passion (at times bordering on cold fury) that comes through in such tales is really the engine that drives the best of Swirsky’s fiction, even when she’s showing us hapless posthumans living in clouds, equally hapless Greek gods trying to make it in the real world, or entropic romances about the death of everything. It’s also what makes her one of the most consistently interesting and surprising voices to emerge in the last couple of decades.”; he concludes, it’s “one of the most important collections of the year.”

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* Tallerman, David : Prince Thief
(Angry Robot 978-0857662682, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, October 2013, cover art Angelo Rinaldi)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0857662699
UK edition: 978-0857662675 (Thu 3 Oct 2013)
Easie Damasco #3

Fantasy novel, third of a series following Giant Thief (Feb. 2012) and Crown Thief (Oct. 2012), about a thief who manages to steal a giant from two opposing factions.
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* Valente, Catherynne M. : The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends 978-1250023506, $16.99, 256pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1466848535
Fairyland #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2009) and The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (2012), about a girl from Nebraska who travels to Fairyland. Illustrations are by Ana Juan.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and a video trailer.

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* Walton, Evangeline : She Walks in Darkness
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-133-6, $14.95, 192pp, trade paperback, September 2013, cover art Thomas Canty)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 30 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00F8JIGZY

Short fantasy novel, previously unpublished, by the author who died in 1996, about ancient treasures that lie beneath an estate in Tuscany.
• Tachyon’s site has this description with blurbs from Tim Powers and Patricia McKillip.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the introduction by Paul Di Filippo.

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* Weber, David, & Jane Lindskold : Treecat Wars
(Baen 978-1-4516-3933-9, $18.99, 384pp, hardcover, October 2013, cover art Daniel Dos Santos)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-194-8
Star Kingdom #3

Young adult science fiction novel, third in a series after A Beautiful Friendship (2011) and Fire Season (2012), about a young woman who moves with her parents to a new planet and becomes a forest ranger.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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