Anderson, Kevin J. :
The Last Days of Krypton
(HarperEntertainment 978-0-06-134074-1, $25.95, 412pp, hardcover, November 2007, jacket illustration James Jean)
SF novel, a prequel to the Superman tale, set on the planet Krypton and concerning the wedding of Superman's parents and their efforts to convince others their planet is about to be destroyed.
Harper's website has this page for the book, with its Browse Inside feature.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review.
Dayton, Gail :
The Eternal Rose
(Juno 978-0-809-57165-9, $13.95, 408pp, trade paperback, September 2007)
Fantasy romance novel, sequel to The Compass Rose (2005) and The Barbed Rose (2006), about a woman who pursues a renegade demon who kidnapped members of her family.
The publisher's site has this page for the book, which is categorized as 'sensual fantasy', and an excerpt.
The author's site has this page describing this and the earlier books.
Douglas, Carol Nelson :
Dancing with Werewolves
(Juno 978-0-8095-7203-6, $6.99, 394pp, mass market paperback, November 2007, cover art Timothy Lantz)
Paranormal romance novel, first in the "Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator" series, set 13 years after the millennial revelation that vampires, witches, werewolves, etc., are real.
The publisher's site has this description, with links to excerpts, a PDF bookmark, and a recipe for a Albino Vampire Cocktail.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Douglas spices the action with fabulous characters: Quicksilver, Delilah's protective dog; CinSims (Cinema Simulacrums), dead celebrities recreated via science and magic; the oldest living vampire in Vegas, once a famous aviator; and Cocaine (aka Snow), a devilish albino rocker. Readers will eagerly await the sequel."
Foster, Alan Dean :
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-48507-6, $24.95, 228pp, hardcover, October 2007, jacket illustration Robert Hunt)
SF novel, latest in the ongoing series about empath Philip Lynx and his mini-dragon companion Pip that began with The Tar Aiym Krang in 1972 and most recently included Running from the Deity in 2005 and Trouble Magnet in 2006. In this book, Flinx pursues the identity of his father on the planet Gestalt.
Del Rey's site has this description.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review, which notes that this is the penultimate volume of the series; "Flinx and Pip will have to survive ambushes, accidents and a deadly feud between rival groups of philosophers before they eventually find the information Flinx is after. Their breakneck journey will entertain the duo's many fans."
Hill, Joe :
20th Century Ghosts
(Morrow 978-0-06-114797-5, $24.95, 14+316pp, hardcover, October 2007) First US edition (UK: PS Publishing, September 2005)
First US edition of the author's debut collection of 14 stories, published to good reviews and several awards before the identity of the author's father as Stephen King was revealed.
The book won the British Fantasy Award, The International Horror Guild Award, the Crawford Award, and the Bram Stoker Award for best collection. Contents include the novella "Voluntary Committal", winner of the World Fantasy Award.
Harper's site has this page for the book, with its Browse Inside feature and an audio excerpt.
Tim Pratt's review in Locus Magazine said "It's a cliché‚ in reviews of debut books to say so-and-so is 'a writer to watch.' Instead, let me say Joe Hill is a writer to read, and one I hope to be reading for a long time, in every genre he chooses to explore."
Kent, Steven L. :
The Clone Alliance
(Ace 978-0-441-01542-9, $7.99, 369pp, mass market paperback, November 2007, cover art Christian McGrath)
Military SF novel, sequel to The Clone Republic and Rogue Clone (both 2006), about an outlawed model clone who's escaped to become an independent bounty hunter.
Ace's website has this brief description.
The author's website, Sad Sam's Palace, has descriptions of the first two novels.
Lackey, Mercedes, & James Mallory :
The Phoenix Unchained
(Tor 978-0-765-31593-9, $27.95, 398pp, hardcover, October 2007)
Fantasy novel, first in "The Enduring Flame" trilogy, a sequel to the authors' earlier "Obsidian Trilogy", set 1000 years later as both magic and darkness are being reintroduced into the world.
Tor's website has this description and an excerpt.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "This beguiling beginning promises a highly readable epic combining vivid characterization with an interesting exploration of how past heroics are twisted over centuries into something both more and less than they were."
McIntosh, Fiona :
Emissary: Book Two of the Percheron Saga
(Eos 978-0-06-089906-6, $15.95, 525pp, trade paperback, October 2007, cover illustration Greg Bridges)
Fantasy novel, second in the series following Odalisque (2007), set in a world inspired by the Constantinople of the Ottoman Empire.
The HarperCollins site has this description and a 'browse inside' link showing the first few pages of maps and text.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Though the world-building remains top-notch, this slow-moving second installment of McIntosh's epic fantasy (after Odalisque) appears mainly designed to set up more interesting action in later volumes...."
Moon, Elizabeth :
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-109-6, $26.95, 272pp, hardcover, November 2007, cover art Dave Seeley)
Collection of 15 stories, including SF and fantasy, with one original, "Say Cheese". Introduction by Anne McCaffrey.
The publisher's site has this description, which note that the limited edition of the book, limited to 125 copies, includes an extra story, "Fencing In".
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "The heart of the collection is 'Politics,' a story of young soldiers serving a questionable authority; it sums up many of Moon's themes, from honor and family to being true to oneself. Readers who only know Moon's novels will be thrilled to learn that her short stories are equally entertaining and thoughtful."
Parker, K. J. :
Devices and Desires
(Orbit US 978-0-316-00338-4, $12.99, 635pp, trade paperback, October 2007) First US edition (UK: Time Warner UK/Orbit, April 2005)
SF novel, first in the "Engineers" trilogy (followed by Evil for Evil and The Escapement, already published in the UK and to be published in the US in November and December), about an engineer sentenced to death who uses his ingenuity to plan revenge against his enemies.
Orbit's website has this blog post quoting recent reviews. The parent publisher's site has this description and an excerpt.
The author's website is undergoing renovation.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review, which says the book "raises the bar for realistic fantasy war craft" and calls it an "exquisite feat of literary engineering."
Faren Miller reviews the book in the November issue of Locus Magazine, quoting the author's interview: "Basically, it's a love story, which is why tens of thousands die, cities are torched, nations overthrown, and everybody betrays everybody else at least once."
Rambo, Cat, & Jeff VanderMeer :
The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories
(Two Free Lancer Press 978-0-8095-7268-7, $9.99, 90pp, chapbook, November 2007, cover art James & Jeremy Owen)
Collection of six stories, the title story a collaboration by both authors, three stories by Rambo alone, one story ("The Farmer's Cat") by VanderMeer alone, and one story ("The Strange Case of the Lovecraft Caf‚") by M.F. Korn, D.F. Lewis, and VanderMeer.
Cat Rambo's website has this order page for the book, and points to part one of the title story on Subterranean's website.
Rardin, Jennifer :
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
(Orbit 978-0-316-02046-6, $12.99, 300pp, mass market paperback, October 2007)
Fantasy novel, first in a series, about martial artist vampire hunter Jaz Parks.
Orbit's site has this page for the book, with an excerpt.
The next volume, Another One Bites the Dust, is due in December; Biting the Bullet is due next February.
The author's site blogs about World Fantasy Con, where she attended publisher Orbit's launch party Saturday evening.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Rardin delivers all the paranormal touches that fans of Hamilton, Harris and Whedon enjoy, and Jaz's jittery narration amuses..."
Shepherd, Mike :
Kris Longknife: Audacious
(Ace 978-0-441-01541-2, $7.99, 373pp, mass market paperback, November 2007, cover art Scott Grimando)
Military SF adventure novel, fifth in the series following Mutineer, Deserter (both 2004), Defiant (2005), and Resolute (2006) about a Prime Minister's daughter who joins the space navy.
Mike Shepherd is a pseudonym for Mike Moscoe.
The brief publisher's description is also on the Amazon page.
FantasyBookSpot has this review.
Chapbook collection of six stories, two of them original to this volume.
The author's site has this description with the table of contents. Cory Doctorow provides an introduction, the author an afterword (on page 65).
Not available from Amazon; order from Electric Velocipede.
Nick Gevers reviews the book in the November issue of Locus Magazine, recommending both of the original stories, "Objective Impermeability in a Closed System" and "Not of This Fold".