* Golden, Christopher : Snowblind
(St. Martin’s 978-1250015310, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, January 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jan 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466840904
UK edition: Headline 978-1472209580 (Thu 16 Jan 2014)


Horror novel (the author’s first in more than a decade), about a small New England town facing a winter storm that evokes memories of a huge blizzard twelve years before.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and blurbs from Stephen King and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Stephen King fans in the mood for another tale of a community under supernatural siege should enjoy this somewhat derivative horror thriller…”

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* Kenyon, Sherrilyn : Dark Bites
(St. Martin’s 978-0-312-37686-4, $26.99, 576pp, hardcover, January 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jan 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250038845
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427229311

Collection of novellas, including some stories previously available only on the author’s website, and one original story.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “This well-balanced treat for Kenyon’s fans is also an excellent introduction for new readers, who will be inspired to go on an immediate hunt through her extensive backlist.”

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* Powers, Richard : Orfeo
(Norton 978-0-393-24082-5, $26.95, 384pp, hardcover, January 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 20 Jan 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00DX5XAA6

Associational novel, inspired by the Orpheus myth, about a composer, Peter Els, fleeing an investigation by Homeland Security.
• Norton’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Powers’s talent for translating avant-garde music into engrossing vignettes on the page is inexhaustible. Els’s obsession with avant-garde music, which isolates him from everyone he loves, becomes the very thing that aligns him with the reader.”

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* Sigler, Scott : Pandemic
(Crown 978-0-307-40897-6, $26, 592pp, hardcover, January 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jan 2014
Infected #3

SF thriller, third in a trilogy following Infected (2008) and Contagious (2009), about the impact of an alien pathogen.
• Random House’s site has this description with a “Look Inside” function.
• John Scalzi’s blog has a Big Idea post today by Sigler.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Sigler does almost too good a job in creating an existential threat, and, in keeping with the hit TV series The Walking Dead, he doesn’t hesitate to dispose of key characters. This apocalyptic epic will happily engage World War Z fans.”

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* Walters, Eric : The Rule of Three
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux 978-0-374-35502-9, $17.99, 416pp, hardcover, January 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jan 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-374-35505-0
Rule of Three #1

Young adult novel, first of a trilogy, about a 16-year-old high school student when a global virus shuts down computers and cripples civilization.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…it’s a solid read that sidesteps most of the SF influence so prevalent in current dystopian fiction.”

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* Walton, Jo : What Makes This Book So Great
(Tor 978-0-7653-3193-9, $26.99, 448pp, hardcover, January 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jan 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466844094

Nonfiction collection of reviews, from those posted on Tor.com since 2008, of SF and fantasy classics books.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the lengthy table of contents.
• Tor.com today has a post by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, What Makes Jo Walton So Great.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “For readers unschooled in the history of SF/F, this book is a treasure trove; for those who recognize every title, Walton evokes the joy of returning to a well-worn favorite.”

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* Wells, Jaye : Dirty Magic
(Orbit 978-0316228435, $10, 416pp, trade paperback, January 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jan 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0316228442
UK edition: 978-0356502977 (Tue 21 Jan 2014)
Prospero’s War #1

Urban fantasy novel, first of a series, about a Magical Enforcement Agency.
• Hachette’s site has this description, with a preview function.
• Orbit’s site has this sample, and Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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