* Adams, John Joseph, & Hugh Howey, eds. : The End Is Nigh
(CreateSpace 978-1495471179, $17.95, 364pp, trade paperback, March 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 1 Mar 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00IAT49JQ
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00JAK480Y

Anthology of 21 original stories about the end of the world. It’s the first volume of “The Apocalypose Triptych”.
• Authors include Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, Tananarive Due, Tobias S. Buckell, Will McIntosh, Jack McDevitt, Nancy Kress, Seanan McGuire, and Paolo Bacigalupi.
• Adams’s site has this page about the book, with the table of contents and contributor profiles.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the book in February, especially recommending the McIntosh and Bacigalupi stories.

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* Benford, Gregory : The Galactic Center Companion
(Lucky Bat Books B00J2F8HE0, $2.99, 128pp, ebk, March 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 16 Mar 2014

Collection of a novella, “A Hunger for the Infinite”, essays, and reviews all related to the “Galactic Center” series of novels that began with In the Ocean of Night (1977) and ended with Sailing Bright Eternity (1995).
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents and introduction.

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* Finch, Sheila : Myths, Metaphors, and Science Fiction
(Aqueduct Press 978-1-61976-055-4, 126pp, trade paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Apr 2014

Nonfiction study of myths and science fiction, subtitled “Ancient Roots of the Literature of the Future”.
• It’s volume 39 in the publisher’s “Conversation Pieces” series.
• Aqueduct’s site has this order page with a blurb by Marleen S. Barr.

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+ Harte, Aidan : Irenicon
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1623650391, $26.99, 496pp, hardcover, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00FO5W6LW
The Wave Trilogy #1

First US edition (UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, April 2012)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a trilogy, about an artificial river that runs uphill, created by the Concordian Empire through a city of feuding factions using an engineering device called the Wave.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Side characters often come across with more dimensions than Giovanni, but the depth and colorful maneuverings in Sofia‚Äôs story will keep historical and fantasy readers satisfied.”

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* Lackey, Mercedes, & Cody Martin : Reboots: Diabolical Streak
(Arc Manor 978-1-61242-138-4, $12.99, 188pp, trade paperback, March 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 6 Apr 2014

SF/fantasy novel, sequel to Reboots (2012), in which both humans and various paranormal creatures crew spaceships.
• It’s part of the publisher’s series that pairs a well-known writer with a newer author.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Eccentric, humorous characters and storytelling balance out occasionally abrupt scene transitions in this charming callback to the hard-boiled detectives of the past.”

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* Maas, Sarah J. : The Assassin’s Blade
(Bloomsbury 978-1619633612, $17.99, 464pp, hardcover, March 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Mar 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781619632219
Throne of Glass #-

Collection of five novellas, a prequel volume to the author’s young-adult Throne of Glass (2012).
• Bloomsbury’s site has this description with a link to a Google preview.

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* Moore, Katrinka : Numa
(Aqueduct Press 978-1-61976-057-8, $12, 72pp, trade paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Apr 2014

Long poem, subtitled “An Epic Poem with Photo Collages”.
• It’s volume 38 in the publisher’s “Conversation Pieces” series.
• Aqueduct’s site has this order page with an excerpt and description.

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