* Baker, Kage : In the Company of Thieves
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-129-9, $15.95, 288pp, trade paperback, November 2013, cover art Thomas Canty)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 15 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00FO80TPE

Collection of six stories about the Company, immortal time travelers who retrieve treasures from the past.
• Five stories were previously published, from 2004 to 2012; the sixth storycompleted by Baker’s sister Kathleen Bartholomew, is original to this book.
• Titles include two long stories, Nebula Award winner “The Women of Nell Gwynne’s”, and “Mother Aegypt”.
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* DeNiro, Alan : Tyrannia and Other Renditions
(Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-071-8, $16, 192pp, trade paperback, November 2013, cover art Kevin Huizenga)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618730725

Collection of 11 stories.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with the table of contents and links to three stories.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides excerpts.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Across these 11 stories and two prose poems, sprinkled with unrepentant weirdness, DeNiro creates emotionally compact tales suffused with humanity—even when the characters are not human. The stories are at their best when they fully embrace and inhabit their altered worlds.”

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* Ee, Susan : World After
(Amazon/Skyscape 9781477817285, $7.99, 439pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00DBE1P2Y
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480552807
Penryn and the End of Days #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series after Angelfall (2012), about the aftermath of an angel apocalypse.
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* Fenner, Cathy, & Arnie Fenner, eds. : Spectrum 20: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
(Underwood Books 978-1599290683, $45, 304pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Nov 2013

Twentith annual yearbook of fantastic art, with reproductions of works by over 300 artists.
• The book includes artwork by this year’s winners in various categories, as announced earlier this year; artists include Dan Dos Santos, David Palumbo, and Grand Master Brom.

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* Kress, Nancy, & Therese Pieczynski : New Under the Sun
(Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-123-0, $12.99, 188pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 15 Nov 2013

Anthology of two original novellas, latest in a series of such anthologies, edited by Mike Resnick, in which a veteran author is paired with a newcomer.
• Kress’ story is about a child in a future society in which religious fundamentalism dictates social agenda.
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• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “It’s Kress at her best in terms of characters and social commentary, and if the denouement reuses a few of her classic tropes, it’s still entertaining.” The review concludes, “Pieczynski certainly isn’t untalented, and her story has some nice character-driven moments, but Kress is clearly the star of the show.”

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* Krohn, Leena : Datura, or A Delusion We All See
(Cheeky Frog 978-0-9857904-6-2, $13.99, 196pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 15 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00FGIJBMO

Fantasy novel about an editor and writer for a magazine that specializes in oddities.
• The book was first published in 2001 in Finnish, and is here translated by Anna Volmari and Juha Tupasela.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Shadows of Kafka and Strindberg are infused with Krohn’s love of her fragile characters. The absurdist antilogic of nightmare colors this parable of elegant chaos and denies readers moral comfort or clear resolution. Aficionados of the surreal will find this a contemporary masterwork.”

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* Mitchell, J. Barton : The Severed Tower
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 978-1250009470, $18.99, 400pp, hardcover, October 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1250020703
Conquered Earth #2

Young adult SF novel, second in a series following Midnight City (2012), set in an alien-invaded post-apocalyptic world, about four children compelled to reach the Severed Tower.
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* Nassise, Joseph : Watcher of the Dark
(Tor 978-0-7653-2720-8, $25.99, 301pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429945653
The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle #3

Urban fantasy novel, third of a trilogy following Eyes to See (2011) and King of the Dead (2012), about a man who turns to the supernatural after his life is ruined.
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• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The gee-whiz smorgasbord of ghouls is a lot of fun, but the book as a whole is forgettable.”

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* Philip, Gillian : Bloodstone
(Tor 978-0-7653-3328-5, $24.99, 400pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429967815
Rebel Angel #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series of four, set in the 16th century and about a Veil that separates the human worlds from that of the Sithe.
• The book was first published in 2011 in the UK.
• The author’s site has this description with quotes from numerous reviews.
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* Swank, Denise Grover : The Curse Keepers
(Amazon/47north 9781477808627, $14.95, 312pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00C6NK7XO
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480538214
Curse Keepers #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series, about one of two descendants of the Lost Colony of Roanoke whose knowledge of what happened to it threatens the wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits.
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* Vainonen, Jyrki : The Explorer and Other Stories
(Cheeky Frawg Books 978-09857904-5-5, $9.99, 87pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 15 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00G4USAPM

Collection of seven stories by the Finnish author, with an introduction by Johanna Sinisalo.
• The translators are J. Robert Tupasela and Anna Volmari, with one story translated by Hilde Hawkins.
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• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The author shows an easy comfort with the odd and disturbing, and sympathy even with his less sympathetic protagonists. The translators have done a masterful job of presenting his work with clarity. The one shortcoming of the collection is its brevity; at a scant hundred pages it seems too short to function as a proper introduction to the author.”

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* Watts, Peter : Beyond the Rift
(Tachyon Publications 9781616961251, $14.95, 240pp, trade paperback, November 2013, cover art Hugh Sicotte)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 18 Nov 2013

Collection of 13 stories, first published from 1990 to 2010.
• Stories include Hugo Award winner “The Island”, Shirley Jackson Award winner “The Things”, Aurora Award winner “A Niche”,
• Tachyon’s site has this description with the table of contents, and blurbs.
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• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Watts is drawn to gloomier conclusions like a moth to the flame. Though some readers will struggle to read more than a few stories at a time, there can be no denying Watts’s skills as a writer.”

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