Cherryh, C. J. : Protector
(DAW 978-0-7564-0853-4, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Apr 2014
Foreigner #14

(First edition: DAW, April 2013)

SF novel, 13th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), and Intruder (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description, with an excerpt.

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Daniel, Tony, & David Drake : The Heretic
(Baen 978-1-4767-3637-2, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Mar 2014
The General #9

(First edition: Baen, April 2013)

SF novel set on the planet Duisenberg, where an Egyptian-like culture has developed and a young hero tries to lead the planet out of the galactic dark ages.
• It’s the ninth book in a series called The General written by S.M. Stirling and others from outlines by Drake (according to Wikipedia).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Harris, Charlaine : Dead Ever After
(Ace 978-0-425-25639-8, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Mar 2014
Sookie Stackhouse #13

(First edition: Ace, May 2013)

Humorous fantasy novel, 13th and final volume in the popular Southern Vampire series about Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse that began with Dead Until Dark (2001) and included most recently Dead in the Family (2010), Dead Reckoning (2011), and Deadlocked (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Kay, Guy Gavriel : River of Stars
(Penguin/NAL 978-0-451-41609-4, $16, 656pp, trade paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Apr 2014

(First edition: Roc, April 2013)

Historical fantasy novel, follow-up to Under Heaven (2010), set four centuries after that book, this time inspired by the Song Dynasty of 12th century China.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe and Cecelia Holland both reviewed it in the April 2013 issue of Locus Magazine. Holland called it “his finest work so far, a vision of tremendous scope, achieved through precise, intimate observation of a brilliant culture in the throes of disintegration and rebirth.” And she also calls it “a book you don’t want to be over.”

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Knight, E. E. : Appalachian Overthrow
(Roc 978-0-451-41445-8, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Apr 2014
Vampire Earth #10

(First edition: Roc, April 2013)

SF novel about human resistance to alien invaders, tenth in the “Vampire Earth” series following Way of the Wolf (2003), Choice of the Cat (2004), Tales of the Thunderbolt (2005), Valentine’s Rising (2005), Valentine’s Exile (2006), Valentine’s Resolve (2007), Fall with Honor (2008), Winter Duty (2009), and March in Country (2011).
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Kowal, Mary Robinette : Without a Summer
(Tor 978-0-765-33417-6, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, March 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Mar 2014
Glamourist Histories #3

(First edition: Tor, April 2013)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Shades of Milk and Honey (2010) and Glamour in Glass (2012), set in a Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered essential for a lady of quality.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s site has this page for the book with links to a sample chapter and some legal notes.

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Marco, John : The Forever Knight
(DAW 978-0-7564-0843-5, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Apr 2014
Bronze Knight #4

(First edition: DAW, April 2013)

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series about Lukien, the Bronze Knight, following The Eyes of God (2002), The Devil’s Armor (2003), and The Sword of Angels (2005).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author has this page about the book.

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Modesitt, L. E., Jr. : Antiagon Fire
(Tor 978-0-7653-6998-7, $8.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Mar 2014
Imager Portfolio #7

(First edition: Tor, May 2013)

Fantasy novel, fourth volume in the second arc following Imager (March 2009), Imager’s Challenge (Oct. 2009), Imager’s Intrigue (2010), Scholar (2011), Princeps (2012), and Imager’s Battalion (Jan. 2013) — where some have the magical skill to visualize things and make them real.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it in the May 2013 issue of Locus Magazine, concluding that the book “provides a fascinating picture of imagers at war, while continuing to explore different styles of governance in this intriguing world.”

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Rawn, Melanie : Elsewhens
(Tor 978-0-7653-3685-9, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, March 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Mar 2014
Glass Thorns #2

(First edition: Tor, February 2013)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Touchstone (2012), about a magical theater group run by the son of aristocrats determined to reach high society with his talents.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• Faren Miller reviewed it in the February 2013 issue of Locus Magazine, saying that this book “truly fulfills [Touchstone's] promise of greater things to come”.

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Sawyer, Robert J. : Red Planet Blues
(Ace 978-0-425-25641-1, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Mar 2014

(First edition: Ace, April 2013)

SF novel, expanded from 2005 Hugo and Nebula nominated novella “Identity Theft”, set in a frontier town on a Mars where fossils have been discovered.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author’s site has this page for the book, with links to the opening chapters and to excerpts from reviews.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “Nowadays we do have a handful of practitioners seeking to play fair with the rules of SF and the rules of the mystery simultaneously. Robert Sawyer’s newest novel joins these ranks with zest and enthusiasm, providing a ride both criminal and stefnal.”

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