* Bickle, Laura : Nine of Stars
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-243766-2, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Dec 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062437655
Wildlands #1

Historical fantasy novel, first in a new series, about the daughter of an alchemist in a small Wyoming town.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “…Also of note is Bickle’s respectful treatment of Native American spirituality amid the otherwise European notions of alchemy that make up the backbone of the magic system in the central setting of Temperance, Wyo. The book ends with a cliff-hanger that will make fans and newcomers alike sit up and demand a sequel.”

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* Block, Lawrence, ed. : In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
(Pegasus 978-1681772455, $25.95, 288pp, hardcover, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2016

Anthology of 17 original stories based on the paintings of Edward Hopper.
• Authors include Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Joe R. Lansdale, and Warren Moore.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review highlights several stories, e.g. “In ‘The Music Room,’ contributor Stephen King, who happens to own a reproduction of Room in New York, 1932, turns that work’s seemingly innocent domestic scene—a man at a table reading a newspaper, a woman nearby striking a note on an upright piano—into a gruesome tableau involving a macabre scheme to stay ahead of the Great Depression.”

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* Rambo, Cat : Neither Here Nor There
(Hydra 978-0-9890828-7-7, $17.95, 288pp, trade paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Dec 2016

Collection of 23 stories, presented in the double-sided ‘dos’ format of Ace Doubles.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This double collection showcases Rambo’s versatility within the fantasy genre.”

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* Thompson, Arianne ‘‘Tex” : Dreams of the Eaten
(Rebellion/Solaris 978-1781084885, $8.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Dec 2016
Children of the Drought #3

Dark fantasy western, third in a series following One Night in Sixes (2014) and Medicine for the Dead (2015), about a border town near an area populated by shapeshifters and animal gods.
• Solaris’ site has this post about the book.

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