* Bernobich, Beth : Allegiance
(Tor 978-0-7653-2219-7, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429945493
River of Souls #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Passion Play (2010) and Queen’s Hunt (2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Readers will be on the edge of the seats with every machination and twist, delighted as characters who were introduced in passing suddenly have their places and purposes revealed.”

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* Burgess, Tony : The n-Body Problem
(ChiZine Publications 978-1-77148-163-2, $16.95, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00CO4DGE2

Horror novel about the problem of disposing of corpses following the zombie apocalypose.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Uninhibited by any sort of logic or realism, Burgess is free to revel in torture and execution, dismemberment and nihilism, crafting a self-slain world where the worst prosper and would-be altruists are harshly punished. The author shows considerable talent at this questionable pursuit, offering the world a memorably repellent, absurdist vision of a dying planet.”

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* Chu, Wesley : The Deaths of Tao
(Angry Robot 978-0857663320, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857663337
UK edition: 978-0857663313 (Thu 7 Nov 2013)
Tao #2

SF thriller, sequel to The Lives of Tao (May 2013), about two warring alien races whose battle may destroy the human race.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description
• The author’s page for the book links numerous reviews.
• Chu has a Big Idea post on John Scalzi’s blog today.

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* Clare, Cassandra, & Joshua Lewis : The Mortal Instruments: The Shadowhunter’s Codex
(Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1442416925, $19.99, 288pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781442496835

Nonfiction guided to the world of Clare’s young adult novels City of Bones and its sequels.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a video.

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* Douglas, Ian : Abyss Deep
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-189477-0, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062198099
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062287441
Star Corpsman #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Bloodstar (2012), about elite military units who infiltrate alien worlds prior to human invasion.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Gladstone, Max : Two Serpents Rise
(Tor 978-0-7653-3312-4, $25.99, 347pp, hardcover, November 2013, jacket illustration Chris McGrath)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466802049
Craft Sequence #2

Fantasy novel, sequel to the author’s first novel Three Parts Dead (2012), about a magical Craftswoman in the city of Alt Coulumb.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this, as it did the first book, a starred review: “Gladstone outdoes himself in this exciting and imaginative return to the brilliantly realized world of Three Parts Dead.”
• Adrienne Martini reviewed the book in the August issue of Locus Magazine: “The plot trucks along smoothly and is never held back by a need to explain too much. A careful reader gets enough clues about how the world works to not worry overmuch about it. For those who can hand Gladwell the reins, a rich, compelling ride is in store.”

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* Hair, David : The Scarlet Tides
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 9781780871998, £16.99, 688pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 24 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781780872001
Moontide Quartet #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Mage’s Blood, about war between two continents.
• Quercus’ site has this description.
• A hardcover edition is due November 15.
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* Harris, Charlaine : After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse
(Ace 978-0425269510, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101635988
Sookie Stackhouse #-

Guide to the characters of the author’s Sookie Stackhouse series, arranged alphabetically, expaining what happened to each following the last novel, Dead Ever After. With illustrations by Lisa Desimini.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Henry, Christina : Black Heart
(Ace 978-0425256596, $7.99, 288pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101626634
Black Wings #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Black Wings (2010), Black Night (2011), Black Howl (March 2012), Black Lament (Nov. 2012), and Black City (2013), about a Chicago woman who escorts souls to the afterlife.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Hollihan, Keith : Gamification/C-Monkeys
(Chizine Publications 978-1771481519, $16.95, 300pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Oct 2013

“Flip-book” collection of two novellas, one a corporate suspense story, the other a 1970s SF thriller.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.

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* Holloway, Emma Jane : A Study in Darkness
(Del Rey 978-0-345-53719-5, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-54566-4
The Baskerville Affair #2

Steampunk novel set in Victorian London about Evelina Cooper, the niece of Sherlock Holmes, second in a series following A Study in Silks (Sept 2013).
• A third novel is due in January 2014.
• Random House’s site has this synopsis with a preview function.

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* Holzner, Nancy : Hellhound
(Ace 978-0425262801, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101595169
Deadtown #5

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in a series following debut Deadtown (2010), Hellforged (Jan. 2011), Bloodstone (Nov. 2011), and Darklands (2012), about shape-shifter Victory Vaughn fighting demons in an alternate Boston.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Jones, Stephen, ed. : Fearie Tales
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 9781782064701, £20, 430pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 24 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781782064718

Anthology of 15 original stories, subtitled “Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome”, based on tales by the Brothers Grimm.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Michael Marshall Smith, Peter Crowther, and Ramsey Campbell.
• Quercus’ site has this description. A hardcover edition is also avaiable.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.

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* Kadrey, Richard : Dead Set
(Harper Voyager 978-0062283016, $22.99, 320pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062283023
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062292391

Dark fantasy novel about a 16-year-old girl who, following the death of her father, discovers a record store that offers a portal to the dead.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Kadrey hits some extremely familiar beats, but he does it with an easy grace. Nothing about this book is unexpected or surprising, but perhaps it doesn’t need to be. This bittersweet and elegiac fantasy will appeal to both fantasy fans and mainstream readers.”

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* Kent, Steven L. : The Clone Assassin
(Ace 978-0425264492, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101607565
Clone #9

Military SF novel, ninth in the series following The Clone Republic, Rogue Clone (both 2006), The Clone Alliance (2007), The Clone Elite (2008), The Clone Betrayal (2009), The Clone Empire (2010), The Clone Redemption (2011), and The Clone Sedition (2012) set in a 26th century galaxy ruled by an Earth-based military of clones.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Lyle, Anne : The Prince of Lies
(Angry Robot 978-0857662811, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857662828
UK edition: 9780857662804 (Thu 7 Nov 2013)
Night’s Masque #3

Alternate history fantasy novel, third in a series following The Alchemist of Souls (Apr 2012) and The Merchant of Dreams (Dec. 2012), about European explorers who have brought skraylings back from the New World.
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* McGugan, Libby : The Eidolon
(Solaris 978-1781081570, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
UK edition: 978-1781081587 (Thu 7 Nov 2013)
Eidolon #1

SF thriller, the author’s first novel and first of a trilogy, about a physicist hired to sabotage the CERN Large Hadron Collider because its discoveries could bring about disaster.
• Solaris’ site has this description.
• The author’s site includes background and a blog.

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* Shepherd, Mike : Kris Longknife: Defender
(Ace 978-0425253410, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101626627
Kris Longknife #11

Military SF adventure novel, elevent the series following Mutineer, Deserter (both 2004), Defiant (2005), Resolute (2006), Audacious (2007), Intrepid (2008), Undaunted (2009), Redoubtable (2010), Daring (2011), and Furious (2012) about a Prime Minister’s daughter who joins the space navy.
• Mike Shepherd is a pseudonym for Mike Moscoe.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Spring, Neil : The Ghost Hunters
(UK: Quercus 9781780879758, £7.99, 416pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 24 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781780879765

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, set in 1926 London about a ghost hunter who specializes in debunking reports of haunted houses.
• Quercus’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The author’s page for the book includes a gallery, an interview, and links to reviews.

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* Tidhar, Lavie : The Violent Century
(UK: Hodder & Stoughton 9781444762877, £18.99, 352pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 24 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781444762914
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781444762907

Alternate history novel that follows two agents for a secret British agency called the Retirement Service through several wars as their own special talents are pitted against the heroes of other nations.
• Hodder’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Tor.com has a review by Niall Alexander, calling it Tidhar’s “indescribably demanding if accordingly rewarding new novel”, and concluding, “At the last, Lavie Tidhar’s latest is at once a love story, a tragedy, a spy novel, a memoir of a friendship, an exposé of the horrors of war, and a very serious study of the superhero: the origins of the concept as well as its relative relevance. The Violent Century is a difficult text, yes, but one that gives as good as it gets.”

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