* Anthony, Piers : Esrever Doom
(Tor 978-0-7653-3136-6, $25.99, 336pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429946612
Xanth #37

Humorous fantasy novel, 37th in the popular, pun-filled “Xanth” series, following Luck of the Draw (2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Grant, Mira : Parasite
(UK: Orbit 978-0356501925, £7.99, 512pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 19 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316218931
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478926061
UK edition: 978-0356501925 (Tue 29 Oct 2013)
Parasitology #1

SF novel, first of a new series, about a car crash victim who recovers via a genetically engineered tapeworm.
• Little, Brown UK’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• Orbit’s UK edition precedes its US edition by 10 days.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Grant extends the zombie theme of her Newsflesh trilogy to incorporate thoughtful reflections on biomedical issues that are both ominously challenging and eerily plausible.”

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* Jones, Stephen, ed. : The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24
(UK: Robinson 978-1472100276, £8.99, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 17 Oct 2013

Anthology of 23 horror stories first published in 2012.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Steve Rasnic Tem, Evangeline Walton, and Robert Shearman.
• The book includes a long introduction, “Horror in 2012″, and a necrology.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
• The US edition will be published October 29th by Running Press.

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* Marr, Melissa, & Tim Pratt, eds. : Rags & Bones
(Little, Brown 978-0316212946, $18, 368pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316212922
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478979425
UK edition: Headline 978-1472210524 (Tue 22 Oct 2013)


Anthology of 12 original stories, subtitled “New Twists on Timeless Tales”.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Saladin Ahmed, and the editors.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The tales tend toward the dark and Gothic, with happy or comforting endings in short supply, but the range of tones and approaches offers plenty for readers to savor. It’s a solid collection that may trigger flashbacks to English class among current and former students alike.”
• Lois Tilton reviewed it for Locus Online, especially recommending the stories by Neil Gaiman, Tim Pratt, and Gene Wolfe.

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* Pinborough, Sarah : Beauty
(UK: Gollancz 9780575093058, 224pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 17 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575093089
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781409149590

Retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, with illustrations by Les Edwards.
• Orion’s site has this description.
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* Roth, Veronica : Allegiant
(Katherine Tegan 978-0062024060, $19.99, 544pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062209276
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0062286482
Divergent #3

Young adult SF novel, third in a trilogy following Divergent (2011) and Insurgent (2012), set in a near-future dystopia in which society is divided into five factions (Candor, Abnegation, etc.), and 16-year-olds are required to select which faction they will live in.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Entertainment Weekly review gives it a B+.

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* Rouaud, Antoine : The Path of Anger
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0-575-13080-7, £20, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 17 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575130838
The Book and the Sword #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about a veteran of the fallen empire whose friends are being murdered in the style of an Imperial assassin.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• The Gollancz blog has several posts about the acquisition of the book with links to two sample chapters.

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* Simmons, Dan : The Abominable
(Little, Brown/Reagan Arthur Books 978-0-316-19883-7, $28, 672pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316198851
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781619693050
UK edition: Sphere 978-0751550283 (Thu 10 Oct 2013)


Alternate history thriller about an expedition up Mt. Everest in the years following the disappearance of George Mallory and others in 1924.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Can murder and carnage be fully explained by the evil of men? Is a supernatural threat looming over the expedition? As usual, Simmons doesn’t answer all the questions he’s raised when the mysteries surrounding the loss of Percy Bromley are resolved, but his fans, like Jake, are sure to enjoy the journey.”

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