* Bowes, Richard : If Angels Fight
(Fairwood Press 978-1-933846-40-8, $16.99, 245pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 18 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00G15FE40

Collection of 14 stories, first published from 1992 to 2012.
• Titles include the World Fantasy Award winning title story, plus Nebula nominees “There’s a Hole in the City”, “The Mask of the Rex”, and “The Ferryman’s Wife”.
• Fairwood’s site has this description with the PW review and blurbs from Jeffrey Ford, Paul Witcover, and others.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “In a field too often satisfied with unambitious convention, Bowes shows what can be achieved by an author with vision and skill.”
• Faren Miller reviews the book in the October issue of Locus Magazine: “Though each of the three parts includes fine works, I found ‘Part Two: Across Worlds and Time’ particularly fascinating, with its Time Stream stories introduced by excellent author notes.”

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* Golden, Christopher, ed. : Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala
(JournalStone 978-1-940161-06-8, $29.95, 404pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 8 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-940161-07-5

Anthology of 23 horror stories, gathered to benefit the family of the late Rick Hautala, who died earlier this year.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, Graham Joyce, Chet Williamson, Peter Crowther, and F. Paul Wilson.
• Several stories are original to this volume, by Matthew Costello, Mark Morris, and others.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Trade paperback and limited hardcover editions are also available.

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* Golden, Christopher, ed. : Mister October, Volume II: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala
(JournalStone 978-1-940161-21-1, $29.95, 376pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 8 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-940161-23-5

Second of a two-volume anthology, this has 22 stories.
• Authors include Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Lucy A. Snyder, Kim Newman, and others; original stories are by Jeff Strand, Stephen R. Bissette, Kevin J. Anderson, and others.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Trade paperback and limited hardcover editions are also available.

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* Gregory, Stephen : The Waking That Kills
(Solaris 978-1-78108-152-5, $8.99, 224pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-84997-647-3

Horror novel about a teenage boy who possesses the spirit of his father, a military pilot missing and presumed dead.
• Solaris’ site has this description.
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* Griffith, Nicola : Hild
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux 978-0-374-28087-1, $27, 560pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780374711016
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427241191

Associational (non-fantastic) novel about a king’s niece in 7th century Britain who becomes Saint Hilda of Whitby.
• Parent publisher Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and blurbs from Neal Stephenson and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review says “Award-winning LGBT author Griffith brings a sci-fi appreciation for alien culture and a woman’s perspective to this fictional coming-of-age story about real-life Saint Hilda of Whitby, who grew up pagan in seventh-century Britain.” The review concludes, “Griffith goes boldly into the territory, lingering over landscape, wallowing in language, indulging the senses, mixing historical fact with feminist fiction in a sweeping panorama of peasants working, women weaving, children at play, and soldiers in battle: the Dark Ages transformed into a fantasy world of skirt and sword.”

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+ Hume, M. K. : Dragon’s Child
(Simon & Schuster/Atria 978-1476715186, $16, 512pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781476715193
The King Arthur Trilogy #1

First US edition (UK: Headline Review, 2009)

First US edition of the first volume of a fantasy trilogy, originally published in the UK in 2009, about King Arthur.
• Following volumes are due in January and February.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.
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* Locke, Kate : Long Live the Queen
(Orbit 978-0316196147, $17, 320pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316235488
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781619696747
UK edition: 978-0356501451 (Tue 12 Nov 2013)
Immortal Empire #3

Steampunk fantasy novel, third of a series following God Save the Queen (2012) and The Queen is Dead (2013), in which Queen Victoria and other London aristocrats have become vampires and werewolves and are still alive in 2012.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review of the first book said “Locke’s writing is smart and fast-paced, full of sharp dialogue and vivid detail. This stylish, original story is perfectly suited to a wonderfully constructed world.”

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* MacGregor, Trish J. : Apparition
(Tor 978-0-7653-2604-1, $26.99, 336pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429944069
Hungry Ghosts #3

Supernatural thriller, third in a series following Esperanza (2010) and Ghost Key (2012), about a struggle between spirits from the Andes and the inhabitants of a small Florida resort town.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author, an astrologer and student of metaphysics, has photos of the world of the book.

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* Martin, George R. R. : The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
(Bantam 978-0-345-53912-0, $16, 192pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Oct 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53914-4
UK edition: Gollancz 978-0007532322 (Thu 7 Nov 2013)


Collection of quotations from the character Tyrion Lannister in the author’s “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, with illustrations by Jonty Clark.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
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* Pratchett, Terry : Raising Steam
(UK: Transworld/Doubleday UK 978-0857522276, £20, 384pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 7 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781448171194
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781846573941
Discworld #40

Fantasy novel, latest in the author’s popular Discworld series following Snuff (2011).
• The Random House UK site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The US edition is due in March, 2014.

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* Priest, Cherie : Fiddlehead
(Tor 978-0-7653-3407-7, $14.99, 368pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466807891
Clockwork Century #-

Steampunk thriller, sixth in a series following Boneshaker (2009, winner of a Locus Award and a Hugo nominee), Clementine (2010, from Subterranean Press), Dreadnought (2010), Ganymede (2011), and The Inexplicables (2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says this is the final book in the series, and concludes, “New readers would benefit from starting at the beginning of the series, but returning fans will be satisfied by the elegant conclusion and will regret that a great series has ended.”

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* Ramsey, Sherry D. : One’s Aspect to the Sun
(Canada: Tyche 978-0-9918369-5-6, $15.95, 294pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 6 Nov 2013

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a space captain who looks far younger than her age, searching for her missing geneticist mother.
• The publisher’s site has this order page.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, referring to the captain’s employer, “PrimeCorp is a cardboard cutout of a villain, but Ramsey soon shucks the bare-bones suspense plot to focus on the nature of relationships among teammates and relatives, in moments when death seems imminent and when it seems impossible.”

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* Waldrop, Howard : Horse of a Different Color
(Small Beer Press 978-161873073-2, $24, 195pp, hardcover, September 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618730749

Collection of 10 stories, with an introduction to the book and afterwards to the stories by the author.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides excerpts.
• Tor.com has this sample.

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* Williams, Sean : Twinmaker
(Harpercollins/Balzer + Bray 978-0-06-220321-2, $17.99, 496pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062203236
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062309259
UK edition: Electric Monkey 978-1405264334 (Thu 7 Nov 2013)
Twinmaker #1


Young adult SF novel, first of a trilogy, about teens who use a teleportation technology to alter and improve their bodies.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Williams spins a sprawling and complex tale, built on an impressively well-constructed premise and held together with intrigue and tension. While some of the story beats are predictable, Williams’s exploration of technology and its implications fuels a fascinating story.”
• Amazon’s page has a list by the author, “Real or Fiction? Things I Didn’t Make Up”

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