* Adams, Cat : To Dance With the Devil
(Tor 978-0-7653-2875-5, $14.99, 352pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466834200
Blood Singer #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Blood Song (June 2010), Siren Song (Oct 2010), Demon Song (2011), The Isis Collar (2012), and The Eldritch Conspiracy (Jan. 2013), about a bodyguard who is transformed into an Abomination, something neither human nor vampire.
• ‘Cat Adams’ is a joint pseudonym for C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp.
• Macmillan’s website has this description, with an excerpt.

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* Bach, Rachel : Fortune’s Pawn
(Orbit 978-0-316-22111-5, $15, 352pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316221092
Paradox #1

SF novel, first of a series, about a mercenary who gets a job on a trade ship called Glorious Fool.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a browse function.
• The author also writes as Rachel Aaron. Her website has this page about the book, with cover previews of the next two volumes.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “”" All of space opera’s conventions make appearances, including violent aliens, mysterious powers, high-tech weaponry, powered armor, sympathetic mercenaries, and feudal societies.”"

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+ Baxter, Stephen : Iron Winter
(Roc 9780451240125, $26.95, 496pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101617687
Northland Saga #3

First US edition (UK: Orion/Gollancz, August 2012)

Alternate history novel, third of a trilogy following Stone Spring (2010) and Bronze Summer (2011).
• This book is set in 1315, as the nation of Northland, rescued centuries before from the ocean by a great Wall, faces a cooling world climate.
• Penguin’s site has this description, with a link to an excerpt.

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* Caine, Rachel : Daylighters
(NAL 978-0-451-41427-4, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101626894
Morganville Vampires #15

Vampire novel, 15th in the “Morganville Vampires” series following Bite Club (May 2011), Last Breath (Nov. 2011), Black Dawn (May 2012), Bitter Blood (Nov. 2012), and Fall of Night (May 2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Carriger, Gail : Curtsies & Conspiracies
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-19011-4, $18, 312pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316254717
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478926511
UK edition: 978-1907411601 (Tue 5 Nov 2013)
Finishing School #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series set in the same world as the author’s Parasol Protectorate novels, following Etiquette and Espionage (Feb 2013), about a 14-year-old girl sent to a finishing school that includes the topics of death, diversion, and espionage.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an OpenBook excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review concludes, “”"Teenage and adult fans alike will rejoice that Carriger retains her flair for musical prose, over-the-top names (e.g. Algonquin Shrimpdittle), clever wit, and strange yet helpful mechanical devices of all kinds. Carriger’s blend of comically exaggerated characters and madcap action will easily win over readers once again.”"

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* Cheney, J. Kathleen : The Golden City
(Roc 9780451417749, $15, 384pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101606896
Golden City #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about a spy for the magical sea folk who are banned from the Golden City.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• The author’s site also has a description of the next book.

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* Collins, Nancy A. : Magic and Loss
(Roc 9780451464927, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Golgotham #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Right Hand Magic (2010) and Left Hand Magic (2011), set in New York City’s supernatural ghetto, Golgotham.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Crewe, Eliza : Cracked
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry Us 9781908844675, $9.99, 336pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844682
UK edition: 9781908844668 (Thu 7 Nov 2013)
Soul Eaters #1

Fantasy novel, first in a trilogy and the author’s first novel, about an inhuman soul-eater who learns the truth about her mother and her past.
• Strange Chemistry’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Dalglish, David : A Dance of Blades
(Orbit 9780316242493, $16, 416pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316242486
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478979098
Shadowdance #2

Fantasy novel, second volume of a trilogy following A Dance of Cloaks (October 2013), to be followed in December by A Dance of Mirrors.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly described the first book as “”"a winning combination of A Game of Thrones, sword-and-sorcery RPGs, and vivid description.”"

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* Davis, Hank, ed. : A Cosmic Christmas 2 You
(Baen 978-1-4516-3942-1, $14, 288pp, trade paperback, November 2013, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-204-4

Anthology of 12 stories about Christmas.
• Two stories, Tony Daniel and Sarah A. Hoyt, are original, while Connie Willis’ “Christmas Card” is a new revision of an earlier, undated story.
• Other authors include Joe Haldeman, Robert Charles Wilson, Allen Steele, and Frederik Pohl.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several stories.

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* Hartwell, David G., & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, eds. : Twenty-First Century Science Fiction
(Tor 978-0-7653-2600-3, 576pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429988742

Anthology of 34 stories first published from 2003 to 2011.
• Authors include Charles Stross, Paolo Bacigalupi, Ken Liu, Yoon Ha Lee, Hannu Rajaniemi, Jo Walton, and Cory Doctorow.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly has this long review by Gardner Dozois, who concludes, “”"Twenty-First Century Science Fiction will certainly be recognized as one of the best reprint science fiction anthologies of the year, and it belongs in the library of anyone who is interested in the evolution of the genre.”"

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* Howard, Jonathan L. : Katya’s War
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry Us 978-1908844194, $9.99, 320pp, trade paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844200
UK edition: 9781908844187 (Thu 7 Nov 2013)
Russalka Chronicles #2

Young adult SF novel, second of a series after Katya’s World (2012), about a young woman making her first submarine voyage on a stormy colony world.
• Strange Chemistry’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book “”"SF fans looking to stretch their range will find much to love and will look forward to the planned second installment.”"

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* Kratman, Tom : Come and Take Them
(Baen 978-1451639360, $25, 592pp, hardcover, November 2013, cover art Kurt Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00FY443IW
Carrera #5

Military SF novel, fifth in a series following A Desert Called Peace (2007), Carnifex (2007), The Lotus Eaters (2010), and The Amazon Legion (2011), about military leader Carrera and his battles against Islamic terrorists and other threats on the world of Terra Nova.
• Baen’s site has this description and links to excerpts.

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* Lebbon, Tim : Contagion
(Pyr 978-1-61614-821-8, $17.99, 210pp, hardcover, November 2013, cover illustration Steve Stone)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00CQZ5LG0
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00G3EB4HA
Toxic City #3

Young adult post-apocalypse novel, third in a series after London Eye (2012) and Reaper’s Legacy (2013), about a group of teenagers sneaking into the city of London, which has been isolated from the world following a terrorist attack.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s page for the Kindle edition has its “Look Inside” function providing a preview.

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* Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller : Trade Secret
(Baen 978-1-4516-3929-2, $25, 368pp, hardcover, November 2013, cover art Sam Kennedy)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-201-3
Liaden #17

SF novel in the authors’ long-running Liaden Universe series, following Necessity’s Child (Feb. 2013)
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* McDevitt, Jack : Starhawk
(Ace 9780425260852, $25.95, 416pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101626689
UK edition: Headline 978-1472207555 (Tue 5 Nov 2013)
Priscilla Hutchins #7


SF novel, seventh book about former starship pilot Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchinson, following The Engines of God (1994), Deepsix (2001), Chindi (2002), Omega (2003), Odyssey (2006), and Cauldron (2007).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• The author now has his own URL, http://www.jackmcdevitt.com/.

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* Monk, Devon : Hell Bent
(Roc 978-0-451-41792-3, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101608845
Broken Magic #-

Fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a world in which magic is broken, where two “breakers” have the power to bring magic back to full power.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an extract.

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* Resnick, Laura : The Misfortune Cookie
(DAW 978-0-7564-0847-3, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0698142817
Esther Diamond #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in the “Esther Diamond” (or “Manhattan Magic”) series following Disappearing Nightly (2005), Doppelgangster (2010), Unsympathetic Magic (2010), Vamparazzi (2011), and Polterheist (2012), about a struggling actress in New York City working as a singing waitress.
• Penguin’s site has this summary.

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* Spoor, Ryk E. : Spheres of Influence
(Baen 978-1-4516-3937-7, 480pp, trade paperback, November 2013, cover art Alan Pollack)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-203-7
Grand Central Arena #2

SF novel, sequel to Grand Central Arena (2010), about a starship crew that discovers an alien “Arena”.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Wilson, Robert Charles : Burning Paradise
(Tor 978-0-7653-3261-5, $25.99, 319pp, hardcover, November 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466800762
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427232250

Alternate history SF novel, set in 2015, in which an extraterrestrial entity has been manipulating human affairs.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it a “”"powerful novel designed to shake up lazy readers”", and concludes, “”This is a deeply thoughtful, deliberately discomfiting book that will linger long and uneasily in the reader’s mind.”"
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews the book in the November issue of Locus Magazine, concluding that Wilson “”"delivers a brisk and efficient, if somewhat familiar suspense tale that largely makes up in non-stop action what it lacks in ambition.”"

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