* Alexander, Rebecca : Secrets of Life and Death
(UK: Random House/Ebury/Del Rey 978-0091953232, £12.99, 400pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1448176090

Supernatural mystery novel, the author’s first novel, about a woman who has extended her life with 16th century magic.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
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* Ballantyne, Tony : Dream London
(UK: Solaris 9781781081747, $7.99, 416pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Oct 2013

Fantasy novel about a London that changes a bit every night.
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• The author’s site has an extract.
• The US edition is due October 29th.

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* Brozak, Jennifer, ed. : Coins of Chaos
(Canada: Hades/Edge Science Fiction And Fantasy 978-1770530485, $14.95, 240pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 30 Sep 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-77053-049-2

Anthology of 17 stories about the Hobo Nickel.
• Authors include Jay Lake, Gary A. Braunbeck, Nathaniel Lee, and Seanan McGuire.
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* Campbell, Bill, & Edward Austin Hall, eds. : Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond
(Rosarium 978-0989141161, $28.95, 350pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 11 Sep 2013

Anthology of stories by 40 authors designed to showcase multiculturalism.
• Authors include Junot Diaz, Lauren Beukes, and Victor LaValle.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review cites stories by N.K. Jemisin and S.P. Somtow, and concludes, “Racial and cultural themes are prevalent, but just as many stories steer clear of obvious messages, offering a provocative, entertaining, and vital anthology that accomplishes its mission.”

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* Joshi, S. T. : The Assaults of Chaos: A Novel about H.P. Lovecraft
(Hippocampus Press 978-1-61498-056-8, $25, 248pp, hardcover, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Aug 2013

Supernatural novel in which a 24-year-old Lovecraft must work with his literary idols — Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood — to fight a cosmic menace.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a blurb by W.H. Pugmire.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Joshi does a superb job of humanizing the titans of the weird fiction genre, whom most readers know only through the fiction they wrote and bits of arid biographical detail… [I]t merits praise as one of the more original recent forays into Lovecraftian horror, and will appeal to any enthusiast with an interest in Lovecraft and the literary influences that he translated into his masterpieces of weird fiction.”

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* Kirkman, Robert, & Jay Bonansinga : The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor
(Thomas Dunne 978-0312548179, $24.99, 256pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250020642
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427229441
The Walking Dead #3

Zombie novel, this in a series based on the comic book series, following Rise of the Governor (2011) and The Road to Woodbury (2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
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* Nevill, Adam : House of Small Shadows
(UK: Macmillan/Tor Uk 9780330544245, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780230770690

Horror novel about an appraiser who comes to the house of a late taxidermist and puppeteer.
• Pan Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Guardian ran this review by Jeff VanderMeer, who concludes, “The true haunting of the book may be that the initial glimpses of Mason’s vast taxidermy tableaux are so brilliant that they eclipse all that comes after. As a ritual exercise in entrapment, both in the past and the present, a kind of hymn to how all our histories – vast and petty – constrain us, The House of Small Shadows is often nothing short of mesmerising. If the storytelling is less effective because of the passive protagonist, perhaps the trade-off is worth it for the spectacle along the way.”

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* Newton, Mark Charan : Drakenfeld
(UK: Macmillan/Tor Uk 978-0230766822, £16.99, 448pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780230771413
Drakenfeld #1

Fantasy crime novel, first in a series, inspired by Ancient Rome.
• Pan Macmillan’s site has this description.
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• Tor.com has this review by Niall Alexander, who comments, “Mark Charan Newton’s nostalgic new novel is immensely refreshing in that respect. The several evenings I spent reading it were so perfectly pleasant that I struggle to recall the last fantasy novel I felt such unabashed fondness for.”

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* Pierce, Tamora : Battle Magic
(Scholastic Press 9780439842976, $17.99, 464pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013

Young adult fantasy novel, sequel to Street Magic (2001) and part of the numerous Emelan novels, about three plant mages who travel to a magical mountain kingdom.
• Scholastic’s difficult-to-navigate site has this brief description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The author’s many fans, the first generation of which have now grown to adulthood, should help make this tale as successful as earlier books set in the Circle universe.”
• Tor.com ran this review by Jenny Moss.

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* Rought, A. E. : Tainted
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry Us 978-1908844347, $9.99, 352pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844354
UK edition: 9781908844330 (Thu 3 Oct 2013)
Broken #2

Young adult Gothic romance novel, sequel to Broken (Jan. 2013).
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