* Abraham, Daniel : Balfour and Meriwether in the Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-576-5, $20, 88pp, hardcover, October 2013, jacket art David Palumbo)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 30 Nov 2013

Steampunk novella, third story about Balfour and Meriwether, two agents of Queen Victoria.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page.
• The author’s site has this post about the series.
• The Publishers Weekly review remarks, ” Abraham fits some surprising twists into this novella … Much philosophizing about abominations and alliances ensues.”

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* Bova, Ben : Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club
(Baen 978-1-4516-3934-6, $25, 368pp, hardcover, December 2013, cover art Stephan Martiniere)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Billionaire’s Club #1

SF novel, first of a series, about a group of industry billionnaires who launch an effort to send humans to Mars without government red tape.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Conroy, Robert : 1920: America’s Great War
(Baen 978-1-4516-3931-5, $25, 368pp, hardcover, December 2013, cover art Kurt Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-216-7

Alternate history SF novel in which Germany invades the US in 1920.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Dalglish, David : A Dance of Mirrors
(Orbit 978-0-316-24245-5, $16, 400pp, trade paperback, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316242479
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478979104
Shadowdance #3

Fantasy novel, third volume of a trilogy following A Dance of Cloaks (October 2013) and A Dance of Blades (November 2013).
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The
Publishers Weekly review concludes, “It’s the same song in a different key: vivid scenes of largely one-sided violence, deals done in dark rooms, and enough loose ends to populate the three additional books now being promised for this series. While Dalglish recounts his bloodthirsty cast’s mayhem with as much relish as ever, at this point the formulaic gore is beginning to overshadow the plot twists.”

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* Dietz, William C. : Andromeda’s Choice
(Ace 978-0-425-25624-4, $25.95, 368pp, hardcover, December 2013, cover by Chris McGrath)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101627273
Legion of the Damned #11

Military SF novel, eleventh book “Legion of the Damned” series following A Fighting Chance (2011) and Andromeda’s Fall (2012), about the Legion’s early days.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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+ Gwynne, John : Malice
(Orbit 978-0-316-39973-9, $16, 656pp, trade paperback, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0316399715
The Faithful and the Fallen #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, set in the Banished Lands where armies of men and giants have battled.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The UK edition was published in December 2012 by Tor UK.

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* Hunter, Faith, & Kalayna Price, eds. : Kicking It
(Roc 978-0-451-41900-2, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101616277

Anthology of original stories about “Murder, Magic, and Manolos”.
• Authors include Chloe Neill, Rob Thurman, Rachel Caine, and Christina Henry.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Kiernan, Caitlín R. : The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-586-4, $40, 280pp, hardcover, November 2013, cover art Vincent Chong)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 30 Nov 2013

Collection of 13 stories, with interior illustrations by Vince Locke.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page.
• The signed, limited edition includes a second volume, original novella Black Helicopters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “These pieces are diverse, but isolation is a thread woven through almost all of them: What might we sense or experience when we are entirely, completely alone? What truths might we admit? Those interested in exploring those questions, or in transcending genre and other boundaries, will enjoy this collection.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it in the November issue of Locus Magazine, citing “Black Helicopters” as the best story in the collection: “This complicated tale may be a bit too condensed for its own good – it could easily be a short novel – but to the extent that it is science fiction, it’s her finest and most sophisticated use of SF materials to date.”

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* Koch, Gini : Alien Research
(DAW 978-0756409432, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101635711
Alien #8

SF novel, eight a series following Touched by an Alien (April 2010), Alien Tango (Dec 2010), Alien in the Family (April 2011), Alien Proliferation (2011), Alien Diplomacy (Apr 2012), Alien vs. Alien (Nov. 2012), and Alien in the House (May 2013), about alien invaders from Alpha Centauri turning humans into monsters.
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* Lackey, Mercedes : Dragon’s Teeth
(Baen 978-1-4516-3943-8, $15, 576pp, trade paperback, December 2013, cover art Eric Williams)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-218-1

Collection of 31 stories, including the contents of two previous books, Fiddler Fair (1998) and and Werehunter (1999).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several stories.

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* Lansdale, Joe R. : Bleeding Shadows
(Subterranean Press 978-1596065994, $40, 488pp, hardcover, November 2013, jacket art Vincent Chong)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 30 Nov 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00H12XGCY

Collection of 20 stories and 10 poems, with an introduction and story notes by the author.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, concluding “Best of all is ‘The Stars Are Falling,’ a spare Greek tragedy about a soldier’s unexpected return home. This collection shows off Lansdale’s unmatched talent for blending crime, horror, and the supernatural.”

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* Marmell, Ari : Lost Covenant
(Pyr 978-1-61614-811-9, $17.99, 250pp, hardcover, December 2013, cover illustration Jason Chan)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Widdershins #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following The Thief’s Covenant and False Covenant (both 2012), about an orphan and thief in the city of Davillon.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
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* Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. : Dangerous Women
(Tor 978-0-7653-3206-6, $32.5, 784pp, hardcover, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1429955966

Anthology of 21 original stories from across a range of genres– SF, fantasy, mystery, suspense, horror.
• Authors include Joe Abercrombie, Cecelia Holland, Brandon Sanderson, Lev Grossman, Nancy Kress, Pat Cadigan, and George R.R. Martin, whose long novella “The Princess and the Queen” is a prequel to his “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “This meaty collection delivers something for nearly every reader’s taste as it explores the heights that brave women can reach and the depths that depraved ones can plumb.”

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* Niven, Larry : Man-Kzin Wars XIV
(Baen 978-1-45163-938-4, $15, 224pp, trade paperback, December 2013, cover art Steve Hickman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-217-4

Anthology of original stories in the ongoing series about the feline Kzin warriors battling the ape-like humans — part of the ‘Known Space’ universe established by Niven’s stories and novels in the late 1960s.
• Authors include Hal Colebatch, Matthew Joseph Harrington, Jessica Q. Fox, and Alex Hernandez
• Baen’s site has this descrption with just one link to a sample story.

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+ Pinborough, Sarah : The Chosen Seed
(Ace 978-0-425-25850-7, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101627266
The Forgotten Gods #3

First US edition (UK: Gollancz, February 2012)

Near-future thriller, third in a trilogy following A Matter of Blood (2010) and The Shadow of the Soul (2011), about Detective Inspector Cass Jones fighting a supernatural organization called The Network.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Ross, Deborah J. : Shannivar
(DAW 978-0-7564-0920-3, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101635674
The Seven-Petaled Shield #2

Fantasy novel, second a series after The Seven-Petaled Shield (june 2013), about a kingdom once protected by a magical device, now conquered new invaders.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Existential dangers are a well-chewed trope and Ross has little new to offer, but as time-killing comfort reads go, this could be worse—as long as readers don’t mind that all closure has been deferred to the final volume.”

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* Tettensor, E. L. : Darkwalker
(Roc 978-0-451-41998-9, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101626085
Nicolas Lenoir #1

Urban fantasy novel, first of a series and apparently the author’s first novel, about a former police inspector haunted by a vengeful spirit.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Tregillis, Ian : Something More Than Night
(Tor 978-0-7653-3432-9, $25.99, 304pp, hardcover, December 2013, jacket art Will Staehle)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466810204

Standalone fantasy novel, a murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas’ vision of heaven.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Tregillis uses stranger aspects of heavenly lore to populate the Pleroma with fascinatingly inhuman angels who are wheels of snakes or have four faces and six wings. It’s nothing like Heaven as most humans imagine it: God is nowhere to be seen, and angelic politics are deadly.”

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* Turtledove, Harry : Supervolcano: Things Fall Apart
(Roc 978-0-451-46568-9, $26.95, 400pp, hardcover, December 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Dec 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101626566
Supervolcano #3

SF disaster novel, third in a series following Supervolcano: Eruption (2011) and Supervolcano: All Fall Down (2012), about the survivors of the eruption of a supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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