* Adams, Terry A. : Battleground
(DAW 978-0756409326, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, October 2013, cover art Stephan Martiniere)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101635681
D’neeran #3

SF novel, third in a series following Sentience (1986) and The Master of Chaos (1989) — just republished in omnibus The D’neeran Factor (July 2013), about a human telepath and first-contact specialist aboard the spaceship Endeavor.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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* Bein, Steve : Year of the Demon
(Roc 978-0-451-46519-1, $16, 544pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101626450
Fated Blades #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Daughter of the Sword (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Buehlman, Christopher : The Necromancer’s House
(Ace 978-0-425-25665-7, $25.95, 416pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101625897

Fantasy novel about a Russian man who practices withcraft confronted by Baba Yaga.
• Penguin’s site has this description with links to an excerpt and a reading guide.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “The vibrant, bracing atmosphere easily overpowers any niggling concerns about a few incongruous incidents.”

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* Campbell, Jack : The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield
(Ace 978-0-425-25631-2, $26.95, 416pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101625880
The Lost Stars #2

Military SF novel, second in a new sequence related to his “Lost Fleet” series, following The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight (2012), set on the Syndicate World of Midway.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• The author is John G. Hemry writing as Jack Campbell.

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* Carey, Jacqueline : Autumn Bones
(Roc 978-0-451-46518-4, $26.95, 432pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101626528
Agent of Hel #2

Contemporary fantasy novel, second of a series following Dark Currents (2012), set in a small midwestern town visited both by humans and by various supernatural entities.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “The second installment of Carey’s suburban fantasy series can’t quite decide whether it’s supernatural chick lit, magical smalltown slice-of-life drama, or a lighthearted cozy mystery, but Carey’s ability to create a diverse, enjoyable cast of characters in a setting that feels natural to all of them carries it through.”

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* Carlson, Amanda : Cold Blooded
(Orbit 978-0-316-20522-1, $14, 336pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316206358
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781619696761
UK edition: 978-0356501291 (Tue 8 Oct 2013)
Jessica McClain #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Full Blooded (2012) and Hot Blooded (Apr 2013), about a woman who becomes the first female werewolf.
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* Cooper, Brenda : The Diamond Deep
(Pyr 978-1-61614-855-3, $18, 450pp, trade paperback, October 2013, cover illustration John Picacio)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00CCOO71U
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00F532AFA
Ruby’s Song #2

SF novel set on a generation ship, second of a series following The Creative Fire (2012).
• Pyr’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly has this review.

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* Dalglish, David : A Dance of Cloaks
(Orbit 978-0-316-24239-4, $16, 480pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316242387
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478979081
UK edition: 978-0356502786 (Tue 8 Oct 2013)
Shadowdance #1

Fantasy novel, first volume of a trilogy, with subsequent volumes scheduled at monthly intervals.
• Orbit’s site has this interview with the author and this excerpt.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review indicates an earlier version of this book was self-published; the review comments, ” its core remains a winning combination of A Game of Thrones, sword-and-sorcery RPGs, and vivid description.”

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* Dashner, James : The Eye of Minds
(Delacorte 978-0-385-74139-2, $18.99, 310pp, hardcover, October 2013, cover art Kekai Kotaki)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-375-98463-1
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-8041-2246-7
Mortality Doctrine #1

Young adult SF novel, first of a new series, about teenagers on virtual world site VirtNet who are recruited to track down a cyber-terrorist who has infiltrated the site.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments that one character wonders, “Why would they ask three teenagers to solve their problems?” and says this is “A smart question that presumably will be answered in the next installment.”

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* DeLima, Jan : Celtic Moon
(Ace 978-0-425-26620-5, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101615676
Celtic Wolves #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about a clan of werewolves in an isolated Maine town.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
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* Eggers, Dave : The Circle
(Knopf 978-0-385-35139-3, $27.95, 504pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-385-35140-9
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-8041-9116-6

Near-future SF novel about an employee at The Circle, a powerful internet company with an ambition to transform the web.
• The Knopf/Doubleday site has this description; Random House has this description; neither of these nor Amazon provides a preview.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, calling it “a stunning work of terrifying plausibility, a cautionary tale of subversive power in the digital age suavely packaged as a Silicon Valley social satire.”
• Other reviews includes those at LA Times, Slate, NY Times, and (by G. Willow Wilson) SF Chronicle.

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* Goodman, Carol : Blythewood
(Viking 978-0670784769, $17.99, 496pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101623473

Young adult fantasy novel about a 17-year-old girl, whose mother has committed suicide, who attends an elite boarding school.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Guran, Paula, ed. : Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales
(Prime Books 978-1-60701-404-1, $15.95, 360pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 2 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1607014096

Anthology of 18 original stories based on fairy tales.
• Authors include Caitlín R. Kiernan, Tanith Lee, Jane Yolen, Yoon Ha Lee, and Christopher Barzak.
• Prime Books’ site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Many of the stories require familiarity with the originals, but the abundance of European sources means that shouldn’t be a problem for Western readers.”
• Lois Tilton reviewed the book in her latest short fiction column; she especially recommends the story by Nathan Ballingrud.

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* Harper, S. J. : Cursed
(Roc 978-0-425-26329-7, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101599310
Fallen Siren #1

Fantasy novel, first of a series, about two FBI agents, once cursed and the other a werewolf.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• Amazon explains that the byline is a pseudonym for Jeanne C. Stein and Samantha Sommersby.

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* Jobling, Curtis : Wereworld: War of the Werelords
(Viking 978-0670785599, $16.99, 528pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101597620
Wereworld #6

Young adult/children’s fantasy novel, sixth and final book in a series that began with Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf (2011).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Wikipedia’s page on the author lists the previous novels.

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* Lackey, Mercedes : Bastion
(DAW 978-0-7564-0944-9, $25.95, 336pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101635780
Collegium Chronicles #5

SF novel, fifth volume in the “Collegium Chronicles” following Foundation (2008), Intrigues (2010), Changes (2011), and Redoubt (2012) set early in the history of Valdemar.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Lynch, Scott : The Republic of Thieves
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-553-80469-0, $28, 672pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-553-90558-8
UK edition: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575077010 (Thu 10 Oct 2013)
Gentleman Bastards #3

Fantasy novel, third in the “Gentleman Bastard” sequence following The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006) and Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007).
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s site has this page with excerpts from all three books and maps of the world.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Locke and company remain among the most engaging protagonists in fantasy, and Lynch sneaks in some incisive political parody while never overdoing the comedy. The result is fast paced, fun, and impossible to put down.”
• Adrienne Martini and Faren Miller both review it in the October issue of Locus Magazine; Martini comments, “This world is rich in the tropes you’d expect from sword, magic-and-sea-based fantasy but Lynch makes the cunning witches, witty thieves, and saucy barwenches feel fresh. Lynch’s voice, which feels immediate and smart, is what draws you into his world; what keeps you there are his characters. Each is dimensional. Even the bit players who are shoved into the action simply to keep it moving along are distinct.”

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* Marr, Melissa : Desert Tales
(Harper 978-0-06-228756-4, $9.99, 272pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062238283
Wicked Lovely #6

Fantasy novel, a companion to the five Wicked Lovely novels published from 2007 to 2011; this volume is a revision of a three-volume manga series first published from 2009 to 2011.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. : Old Mars
(Bantam 978-0-345-53727-0, $28, 512pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53859-8

Anthology of 15 original stories about Mars.
• Authors include Mike Resnick, Howard Waldrop, Ian McDonald, Allen M. Steele, James S.A. Corey, and Phyllis Eisenstein.
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* McKinley, Robin : Shadows
(Penguin/Paulsen 978-0-399-16579-5, $18.99, 368pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 26 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698135376

Young adult fantasy novel about a girl living in Newworld, where science reigns, whose mother’s new husband is from Oldworld, where magic reigns.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “McKinley’s characters and dialogue make this novel a joy: Maggie is a brash yet vulnerable protagonist, and her family, Val, and two possible boyfriends (both of whom may be magical) are well developed. The magic system isn’t all that fleshed out, but the culture of Newworld is a fascinating amalgam of the everyday and the strange. All in all, a delightful read.”

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* McMann, Lisa : Bang
(Simon Pulse 978-1442466258, $16.99, 256pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781442466296
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781442364325
Visions #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series following Crash (Jan. 2013), about a teenaged girl haunted by visions.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Morton, Lisa : Summer’s End
(JournalStone 978-1-940161-18-1, $18.95, 98pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 4 Oct 2013

Fantasy novella in which the author, Lisa Morton, who is called in to consult on a 1500-year-old Celtic manuscript.
• JournalStone’s site has this description and order page. A paperback edition is also available.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “This ambitious marriage of postmodernism and horror attempts to blur traditional boundaries between writer and story…”

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* Nye, Jody Lynn : Robert Asprin’s Dragon’s Run
(Ace 978-0-425-25697-8, $16, 416pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101625774
Myth #20

Humorous fantasy novel, latest in the long-running “Myth Adventures” series that began with Another Fine Myth (by Asprin alone) in 1978, with several later volumes co-written with Nye. This is the second by Nye alone, following Robert Asprin’s Myth-Quoted (2012)
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Okorafor, Nnedi : Kabu, Kabu
(Prime Books 978-1607014058, $15.95, 264pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 2 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00FJDMMOA

Collection of stories, the author’s first collection, including seven original stories, one co-written with Alan Dean Foster, and an foreword by Whoopi Goldberg.
• Prime Books’ site has this post about the book.

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* Shane, Trevor : Children of the Uprising
(NAL 978-0-451-41964-4, $15, 464pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101626511
Children of Paranoia #3

SF thriller, third in a series following Children of Paranoia (2011) and Children of the Underground (Apr 2013), about an 18-year-old boy fighting in a mysterious War he doesn’t entirely understand.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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* Stinson, Susan : Spider in a Tree
(Small Beer Press 978-1618730695, $16, 300pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013

Historical novel about 18th century Puritan theologian Jonathan Edwards.
• Small Beer Press’ site has this description with a video interview and quotes from reviews.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “As Stinson says in a note to the reader, entering Edwards’ language and thought “slows the modern mind and tongue”: for readers willing to make that adjustment, the payoff is not just the recovered history but the beautifully evoked sense of lives lived under the eye, not only of prying neighbors, but of God, with all the terror and possibility that entailed.”

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* Strout, Anton : Stonecast
(Ace 978-0-425-25640-4, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101625705
Spellmason Chronicle #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Alchemystic (2012), about a struggling artist in New York who discovers she has the power to breath life into stone.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Ward, J. R. : Possession
(NAL 978-0-451-24019-4, $27.95, 544pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101626863
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00ELMRWFE
Fallen Angels #5

Fantasy novel about the war between good and evil, fifth in a series that began with Covet (2009).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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