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This month the new arrivals at the SF Site make a fairly small stack, but there are some much-anticipated goodies, including the latest from George R.R. Martin, Jonathan Carroll, Walter Jon Williams, Alan Dean Foster, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, R.A. Salvatore, and others.

But before we get to those, I want to tell you about a book I read and enjoyed recently. You probably won't find it on the Science Fiction or Fantasy shelves at your local bookstore (in fact, it'll probably be mistakenly shelved under Horror), but I think it pretty clearly falls under the SF Site mandate of Speculative Fiction:

  • Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday, hc, 407 pages, June 2005, USA & Canada)
        This novel is just the kind of twisted, humorous, filthy-minded brutal satire we've come to expect from Palahniuk. It's a story about stories and storytelling, being the account of a writers' retreat gone wrong. This time the author makes even more direct assaults on modern American lifestyles, including the current obsession with "reality TV" and the concept of the new and improved American dream, which seems to involve a get-rich-quick scheme in which you sell your story of pain and woe. And if you grow tired of waiting for some pain and woe to come along, maybe you can create your own. Or someone else's. Or both.
(Books are listed alphabetically by author. Only books received are noted.)

New Arrivals & Forthcoming Books: November 2005
The Thousandfold Thought: The Prince of Nothing, Book 3 by R. Scott Bakker
Penguin Canada (trade, 544 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 28 January 2006, Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 2, The Warrior-Prophet

Transcendent: Destiny's Children, Book 3 by Stephen Baxter
Victor Gollancz (trade, 489 pages) / Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 488 pages)
Publication date: 27 October 2005, UK / 6 December 2005, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 2, Exultant

Ghosts of Albion: Accursed by Amber Benson & Christopher Golden
Del Rey, Ballantine (trade, 389 pages)
Publication date: 1 November 2005, USA & Canada

Glass Soup by Jonathan Carroll
Tor (hc, 317 pages)
Publication date: October 2005, USA & Canada

Stolen Voices by Ellen Dee Davidson
Lobster Press (trade, 192 pages)
Publication date: November 2005, Canada & USA
    YA novel, targetted to readers 12-15.

Ancient Rising by JC De La Torre
Luna Brillante Publishing (trade, 201 pages)
Publication date: 2005, USA & Canada

Running from the Deity by Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 257 pages)
Publication date: 1 November 2005, USA & Canada

The Vesuvius Club: Graphic Edition by Mark Gatiss & Ian Bass
Simon & Schuster (trade graphic novel, 103 pages)
Publication date: 7 November 2005, UK

9Tail Fox by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Victor Gollancz (hc, 328 pages)
Publication date: 20 October 2005, UK

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion by Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull
HarperCollins (hc, 894 pages)
Publication date: 3 October 2005, UK

L.C.S.I. - Luna City Special Investigations: Dead Man on the Moon by Stephen Harper
Phobos Impact (trade, 284 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): February 2006, USA

Movies in Fifteen Minutes by Cleolinda Jones
Victor Gollancz (hc, 401 pages)
Publication date: 20 October 2005, UK
    The subtitle on the cover reads: "Hollywood Blockbusters for people who can't be bothered." However, I expect those who have seen the movies will appreciate this more. Films covered are Jurassic Park, Braveheart, Independence Day, Titanic, The Matrix, Gladiator, Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, Spider-Man, Attack of the Clones, and Lord of the Rings.

Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 323 pages)
Publication date: 29 November 2005, USA & Canada

Singer in the Snow by Louise Marley
Viking (trade, 320 pages)
Publication date: 20 October 2005, USA & Canada
    For readers 12 and up.

A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4 by George R.R. Martin
Bantam Books (hc, 774 pages)
Publication date: 15 November 2005, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 3, A Storm of Swords

3000 Years by Richard Mgrdechian
iUniverse (trade & e-book, 257 pages)
Publication date: 2005, USA

Firebirds Rising edited by Sharyn November
Firebird, Penguin (trade, 544 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 6 April 2006, USA & Canada
    Original SF & F for readers 12 and up, from Emma Bull, Kara Dalkey, Charles de Lint, Carol Emshwiller, Alan Dean Foster, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Diana Wynne Jones, Tanith Lee, Patricia A. McKillip, and others.

The Art of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, illustrated by Paul Kidby
victor Gollancz (illustrated oversize trade, 112 pages)
Publication date: 20 October 2005, UK
reviewSF Site Review

Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson
Spectra, Bantam Books (hc, 407 pages)
Publication date: 1 November 2005, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Promise of the Witch-King: The Sellswords, Book 2 by R.A. Salvatore
Forgotten Realms, Wizards of the Coast (hc, 345 pages)
Publication date: 25 October 2005, USA & Canada

The Garrison Lockdown by Vijaya Schartz
Triskelion Publishing (trade, 251 pages)
Publication date: November 2005, USA

Golem by Greg Vilk
Ricochet (trade, 172 pages)
Publication date: October 2005, USA & Canada
    A supernatural thriller set during WWII.

The Genesis Protocol by Dayton Ward
Phobos Impact (trade, 356 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): January 2006, USA

Mortal Danger by Eileen Wilks
Berkley Sensation (mm, 394 pages)
Publication date: November 2005, USA & Canada

Conventions of War: Dread Empire's Fall, Book 3 by Walter Jon Williams
Simon & Schuster (trade, 677 pages)
Publication date: 7 November 2005, UK
reviewSF Site Review of Book 2, The Sundering

Macrolife: A Mobile Utopia by George Zebrowski
Pyr, Prometheus Books (hc & trade, 284 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): January 2006, USA

Magazines

Fantasy & Science Fiction, January 2006, USA & Canada
Contributors to this issue include: Terry Bisson, Robert Reed, Bruce McAllister, Matthew Hughes, Michaela Roessner, Tony Sarowitz, Matthew Corradi.

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