* DeLima, Jan : Summer Moon
(Ace 978-0425266212, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101615683
Celtic Wolves #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Celtic Moon (2013), about a clan of werewolves in an isolated Maine town.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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* Gaiman, Neil, & P. Craig Russell : The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2
(HarperCollins 978-0062194831, $19.99, 176pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014

Second of a two-volume graphic novel adaptation of Gaiman’s 2008 young adult novel The Graveyard Book.
• Volume one was published in late July.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a starred review: “””The artwork sets out to entertain rather than to horrify; even the initial murder scene has a certain tranquility. It’s a treasure worth having even if the novel is already on the shelf.””

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* Headley, Maria Dahvana, & Kat Howard : The End of the Sentence
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-679-3, $20, 176pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014

Short horror novel about a man who buys a house in a remote Oregon village that is already inhabited by a mysterious entity who says he’s been held prisoner in the house for 117 years.
• Subterranean’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “””Ultimately Malcolm and the reader must decide whether this is dark magic or something stranger altogether.””

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* Howard, Jonathan L. : The Brothers Cabal
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 978-1-250-03754-1, $25.99, 352pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250037534
Johannes Cabal #4

Steampunk fantasy novel, follow-up to three novels about Johannes Cabal published from 2009 to 2011 about a sorcerer who makes a deal with the devil to regain his soul.
• In this book Johannes is saved by his vampire brother Horst.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “””Even if more of the brothers together would have been welcome, Howard nevertheless ably spins an entertaining and surprisingly emotional yarn that promises entertaining future trials for the Cabal brothers.””

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* Kaufmann, Nicholas : Die and Stay Dead
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1250-03612-4, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250036117
Dying Is My Business #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Dying Is My Business (2013), about a burglar who comes back from the dead each time he’s killed.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “””Each character has a strong voice, allowing for quick engagement even if the reader missed the first book. The strong writing and open ending will leave fans hungry for the next installment.””

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* Lansdale, Joe R. : Black Hat Jack
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-677-9, $25, 128pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014

Associational [non-fantastic] novella about a black cowboy.
• Subterranean’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “””Lansdale’s classic Old West tale hits all the requisite plot points with the exuberance of a cowboy who has an overeager trigger finger, though it skimps on the necessary dose of buddy cowboy mischief that would make readers care more for the amusing duo.””

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* Lindsey, Erin : The Bloodbound
(Ace 978-0-425-27268-8, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698146419
Bloodbound #1

Romantic fantasy novel, first of a series, about palace intrigue and magicians who can wield powerful weapons.
• Penguin’s site has this description with blurbs from Tanya Huff and Jacqueling Carey.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “””By the time the relevance of the novel’s title to the bonds of family, as well as to battle and enchantment, becomes clear, Lindsey’s mostly balanced mix of romance and heroic fantasy will have captured readers’ hearts.””

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* Roberts, Adam : Bête
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575127685, £18.99, 320pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 25 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575127708

Near future SF novel about animals rights and artificial intelligence.
• Orion’s site has this description with a link to an extract.
• Tor.com posted this review by Niall Alexander: “””This, then, is not some novelty novel, but a fully-fledged philosophical fable for our age. Affectionate albeit barbed, far-fetched yet oddly plausible, and dark, but not without a certain spark, Bête is as smart and as satisfying and as challenging as anything any of the Adam Robertses have written.””

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* Strout, Anton : Incarnate
(Ace 978-0425273555, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698151734
Spellmason Chronicle #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Alchemystic (2012) and Stonecast (2013), about a struggling artist in New York who discovers she has the power to breath life into stone.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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+ Wallace, Sean : The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures
(Running Press 978-0762454648, $14.95, 512pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Sep 2014
UK edition: 978-1472110619 (Thu 18 Sep 2014)

Anthology of 25 steampunk stories, a follow-up volume to 2012’s The Mammoth Book of Steampunk.
• Authors include Jay Lake, Christopher Barzak, Ken Liu, Sofia Samatar, K.W. Jeter, and Cherie Priest.
• The Running Press site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “””This is an expansive display of creative world-building by thoughtful storytellers, boldly ranging well beyond its quasi-historical contexts.””

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