* Dickson, Gordon R. : The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Volume 1
(Baen 978-1-4767-8217-1, $16, trade paperback, April 2017, cover art Adam Burn)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-573-1

Collection of 14 stories, first published from 1954 to 1964 with one story, “Love Song”, originally written for Harlan Ellison’s The Last Dangerous Visions, never before published.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several stories.
• Paul Di Filippo just reviewed it for Locus Online: “Alternating between tragic and comedic, these sharp, succinct stories show Dickson already possessed of massive narrative chops and plenty of good ideas, even if they were sometimes beholden to past SF novums. Utterly readable after some six decades, every story here shows a total professional at work.”

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Jeter, K. W. : Fiendish Schemes
(Angry Robot 978-0857666888, $9.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017
George Dower #2

(First edition: Tor, October 2013)

Steampunk novel, sequel to Infernal Devices (1987), just reissued by Angry Robot in February, with a third volume, Grim Expectations forthcoming in June.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed it in 2013 for Locus Online: “Jeter’s sequel proves well worth the wait, and sets a new high bar for that ever-evolving style of speculative fiction whose Frankensteinian form he first galvanically jolted into life.”

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Lee, Tanith : Delirium’s Mistress
(DAW 978-0756410971, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698404458
Flat Earth #4

(First edition: DAW, 1986)

Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Flat Earth” series of interconnected stories following Night’s Master (1978), Death’s Master (1979), and Delusion’s Master.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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Niven, Larry, & Jerry Pournelle : Inferno
(Tor 9780765355942, $8.99, 240pp, mass market paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017

(First edition: Pocket, May 1976)

Fantasy novel about a science fiction writer who dies and goes to hell, where he tries following Dante’s description in order to meet Satan himself.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The novel was a Hugo and Nebula finalist in 1977.

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* Quinn, Seabury : The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin, Volume One: The Horror on the Links
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-893-4, $34.99, 512pp, hardcover, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59780-909-2

Collection of 23 stories, first published in Weird Tales magazine from 1925 to 1928.
• The book has an introduction by George A. Vanderburgh and Robert E. Weinberg.
• Night Shade’s site has this description, which mentions that this is the first of five volumes collecting the stories of Jules de Grandin.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls the book “a fun, spooky trip back to the golden age of weird. … De Grandin, ‘his little blond mustache twitching like the whiskers of an excited cat,’ is an exuberant, delightful creation.”

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