+ Baxter, Stephen : Proxima
(Roc 978-0451467706, $26.95, 480pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698142954
Proxima #1

First US edition (UK: Gollancz, September 2013)

SF novel, first of a duology, about a 27th century colonization of a planet circling Proxima Centauri.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Russell Letson reviewed the UK edition in the February 2014 issue of Locus Magazine, and included it among his favorite novels of 2013 in his year-in-review summary.

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* Bedford, Jacey : Empire of Dust
(DAW 978-0-7564-1016-2, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698173217
Psi-Tech #1

SF novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about agent working for interplanetary mega corporations, who are implanted with telepath technology.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it a “promixing debut” and concludes, “Readers who crave high adventure and tense plots will enjoy this voyage into the future.”

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* Brenchley, Chaz : Bitter Waters
(Lethe 978-1-59021-577-7, $18, 252pp, trade paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 3 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59021-578-4

Collection of 17 stories, with an introduction by Geoff Ryman.
• Lethe’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Brenchley (House of Bells) charts the treacheries of the sea and the human heart in this haunting collection of new fiction and reprints, all of which emphasize queer male desire.”

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* Brennan, M. L. : Tainted Blood
(Roc 978-0-451-41842-5, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101612996
Generation V #3

Urban fantasy novel, third novel in a series following Generation V (May 2013) and Iron Night (Jan. 2014), about a down and out vampire faced with a threat to his family’s territory.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it “wickedly clever” and concludes, “Brennan’s smart, sassy, and seductive vampire mythos injects fresh blood into a lethargic subgenre.”

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* Card, Orson Scott : Visitors
(Simon Pulse 978-1416991786, $19.99, 608pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781442414297
Pathfinder #3

Young adult novel, third in a trilogy following Pathfinder (2010) and Ruins (2012), about a boy, Rigg, who discovers he has the power not only to see the past, but to change it.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Carriger, Gail : Waistcoats & Weaponry
(Little, Brown 978-0316190275, $18, 304pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316279611
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478955849
UK edition: 978-1907411618 (Tue 4 Nov 2014)
Finishing School #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series set in the same world as the author’s Parasol Protectorate novels, following Etiquette & Espionage (Feb 2013) and Curtsies & Conspiracies (Nov. 2013), about a 14-year-old girl sent to a finishing school that includes the topics of death, diversion, and espionage.
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+ Clark, Simon : Secrets of the Dead
(Severn House 978-0-7278-8417-6, $28.95, 224pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 1 Nov 2014

Supernatural fantasy novel about a man investigating mummies inside an ancient Egyptian tomb.
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• The UK edition appeared in July.

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* Czerneda, Julie E. : A Play of Shadow
(DAW 978-0756408312, $20, 608pp, trade paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101610541
Night’s Edge #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following A Turn of Light (2013), about a pioneer town that overlaps into a magical world called the Verge.
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Publishers Weekly called the first book “charming character-driven fantasy”.

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* Erikson, Steven : Willful Child
(Tor 978-0-7653-7489-9, $24.99, 304pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00ILY5BY2
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480583207
UK edition: 978-0593073070 (Thu 6 Nov 2014)

SF novel that spoofs Star Trek, about the voyages of the starship Willful Child.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it “heavy-handed”.
• Paul Di Filippo will have a review for Locus Online later this month.

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* Green, Chris Marie : Another One Bites the Dust
(Roc 978-0-451-41700-8, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101600849
Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Only the Good Die Young (Feb. 2014), about a deceased woman, now a ghost, who becomes a private detective.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Murphy’s demon-haunted world can be a terrible place where innocents suffer, but also one where the dead may hope for justice from beyond the grave.”

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* Grinti, Mike, & Rachel Grinti : Jala’s Mask
(Pyr 978-1-61614-978-9, $18, 300pp, trade paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014

Fantasy novel based on African and Polynesian folklore, about an island people who use magic to raid the mainland.
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• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Supernatural horror, court intrigue, and intricate social allegiances breathe life into a familiar coming-of-age story that also includes plenty of forbidden sorcery and pulpy adventure.”

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* Harrison, Harry : Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!
(Tor 978-0-765333087, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014

Nonfiction memoir by the author of Make Room! Make Room!, Deathworld, The Stainless Steel Rat, and many other novels, who died in 2012.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Despite the book’s ramshackle construction, it succeeds in capturing Harrison’s warmth, humor, and philosophy for all SF fans to appreciate.”
• Russell Letson reviewed it in the October issue of Locus Magazine, concluding, ” I have had the good fortune to meet many of the writers of Harrison’s generation, including several who knew him well, but I never got to meet the man himself. This memoir makes me I wish I had – though maybe, thanks to his dedication to the written (and published-for-pay) word, maybe I have.”

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* Marillier, Juliet : Dreamer’s Pool
(Roc 978-0-451-46699-0, $26.95, 448pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698139169
Blackthorn & Grim #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a magical healer who has escaped prison, and her former prison mate.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Marillier’s fascinating narrative, based loosely on Irish myth and centered on women’s empowerment, never slips into sentimentality or untoward sensuality, delivering a tasteful feast for the imagination.”

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* Martin, George R. R., & Melinda M. Snodgrass, eds. : Lowball: A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel
(Tor 978-0-7653-3195-3, $25.99, 352pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014

Novel by various hands in the long-running Wildcards series in which an alien virus has turned a portion of the population into supermen.
• Authors include Michael Cassutt, David D. Levine, Walter Jon Williams, and Ian Tregillis.
• Macmillan’s site this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This feast of mystery and metamorphosis is best suited to readers already familiar with the series.”

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* McDevitt, Jack : Coming Home
(Ace 978-0-425-26087-6, $25.95, 368pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698146501
Alex Benedict #7

SF novel concerning interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his assistant Chase Kolpath, seventh in the series following A Talent for War (1989), Polaris (2004), Nebula Award winner Seeker (2005), The Devil’s Eye (2008), Echo (2010), and Firebird (2011).
• This book concerns a cache of artifacts from the early space age.
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* Metzl, Jamie : Genesis Code
(Skyhorse/Arcade 978-1-62872-423-3, $24.95, 336pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014

Near-future SF thriller about a designer drug, a rash of deaths of young women, and genetically enhanced babies.
• Arcade’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “While the plot itself is standard, Metzl enhances it with a philosophical protagonist, scientific plausibility, and a keen sense of mood.”

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* Niven, Larry, Brad R. Torgersen & Matthew J. Harrington : Red Tide
(Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-132-2, $14.99, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 31 Oct 2014

Anthology of four stories inspired by Niven’s 1973 novella “Flash Crowd”, about instantaneous teleportion, two by Niven himself, with one each by Brad R. Torgersen and Matthew J. Harrington.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The lighthearted tone provides diversion, but fails to unify the independently written sections.”

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* Shinn, Sharon : The Turning Season
(Ace 978-0425261699, $25.95, 352pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101589755
Shifting Circle #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Shape of Desire (April 2012) and Still Life with Shape-shifter , about a women who keeps her lover’s shape-shifting identity from family and friends.
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* Williams, Sean : Crashland
(HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray 978-0062203243, $17.99, 480pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Nov 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062203267
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062345820
Twinmaker #-

Young adult SF novel, second of a trilogy following Twinmaker (2013), about teens who use a teleportation technology to alter and improve their bodies.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book: “Williams spins a sprawling and complex tale, built on an impressively well-constructed premise and held together with intrigue and tension.”

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