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Some of the latest books to arrive at the SF Site office include new and forthcoming works from Neal Stephenson, Michael Moorcock, David Weber, Richard Morgan, Kage Baker, Ben Bova, Mike Carey, Kelley Armstrong, Alan Dean Foster, Paul Kearney, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Kim Wilkins, Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl, plus some new editions of classics by Robert Silverberg, Tim Powers, Robert E. Howard, Ray Bradbury... and much more besides.

(Books are listed alphabetically by author. Only books received are noted.)

New & Forthcoming Books - September 2008
Dark Matter by S.W. Ahmed
Brane Science Fiction (trade, 446 pages)
Publication date: March 2008, USA
    Debut SF novel.

Living With the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
Bantam Spectra (hc, 384 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 4 November 2008, USA
    Ninth book in the Women of the Otherworld series.
reviewSF Site Review of Personal Demon, 8th book in the series.

Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
Dell Spectra (mm, 352 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 28 October 2008, USA & Canada
    First book in a new series.

The Night Bird by Catherine Asaro
Luna (trade, 571 pages)
Publication date: July 2008, USA & Canada
    A new book in the Lost Continent series.

The Ruby Dice by Catherine Asaro
Baen (hc, 392 pages)
Publication date: January 2008, USA & Canada
    New novel in the Skolian Empire series.
reviewSF Site Review of Skyfall, 5th book in the series.

The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker
Subterranean Press (hc, 272 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): December 2008, USA
    A new novel, expanded from the Hugo-nominated novella of the same title.

Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait by K.A. Bedford
Edge (trade, 320 pages)
Publication date: 15 August 2008, USA & Canada

Of Wind and Sand by Sylvie Bérard, translated by Sheryl Curtis
Edge (trade, 312 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 15 October 2008, USA & Canada
    The original version, in French, won several awards, including the Grand Prix in 2005 science fiction and fantasy in Quebec, the Boréal Award in 2005 and the Prix readers Radio-Canada in 2006.

Ending an Ending: First Book of the Laurian Pentology by Danny Birt
Ancient Tomes Press (trade, 272 pages)
Publication date: 30 June 2008, USA

The Devil's Due by Jenna Black
Dell Spectra (mm, 336 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 25 November 2008, USA & Canada

Mars Life by Ben Bova
Tor (hc, 432 pages)
Publication date: 5 August 2008, USA & Canada

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
HarperVoyager (trade, 294 pages)
Publication date: 4 August 2008, UK
    First published in 1952, this is probably the best frame story ever for a short story collection, plus it's still a darned good collection, all these years later. -nw
reviewSF Site Review

Now and Forever by Ray Bradbury
HarperVoyager (trade, 233 pages)
Publication date: August 2008, UK
    Featuring two novellas, Somewhere a Band is Playing and Leviathan '99.

The Gypsy Morph: Genesis of Shannara, Book 3 by Terry Brooks
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 416 pages)
Publication date: 26 August 2008, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 2, The Elves of Cintra

Necropath by Eric Brown
Solaris (mm, 415 pages)
Publication date: September 2008, UK
    A Bengal Station novel.

Vicious Circle by Mike Carey
Grand Central Publishing (hc, 448 pages)
Publication date: 28 July 2008, USA

The Last Theorem by Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl
HarperVoyager (hc, 303 pages)
Publication date: 4 August 2008, UK
    Also, sadly, the last novel from the late Arthur C. Clarke, which was completed by co-author and fellow Grandmaster of SF, Frederik Pohl.

Reading the Wind by Brenda Cooper
Tor (hc, 446 pages)
Publication date: 22 July 2008, USA & Canada
    Sequel to The Silver Ship and the Sea.

Acacia: The War With Mein, Book 1 by David Anthony Durham
Anchor Books (mm, 753 pages)
Publication date: 26 August 2008, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Wrath of a Mad God by Raymond E. Feist
HarperVoyager (trade, 516 pages)
Publication date: 1 September 2008, UK
reviewSF Site Review

Quofum: A Novel of the Commonwealth by Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey (hc, 304 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 28 October 2008, USA & Canada

Napoleon in Shanghai by Will Frehley
Lulu.com (trade, 146 pages)
Publication date: 2008, USA

Extraordinary Engines edited by Nick Gevers
Solaris (mm, 443 pages)
Publication date: 2008, UK
    New steampunk stories from Kage Baker, Keith Brooke, Jeffrey Ford, Jay Lake, Margo Lanagan, James Lovegrove, Ian R. MacLeod, James Morrow, Robert Reed, Adam Roberts, Jeff VanderMeer, and Marly Youmans.

Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
Ballantine, Del Rey (trade, 291 pages)
Publication date: 1 September 2008, USA & Canada

Leaving Fortusa by John Grant
Norilana Books (hc, 332 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 1 October 2008, USA & UK

Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton
Ballantine, Del Rey (hc, 416 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 16 September 2008, USA & Canada
    First published in 2002.
reviewSF Site Review

Heaven's Bones by Samantha Henderson
Wizards of the Coast (mm, 370 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): September 2008, USA & Canada
    Historical horror in the Novels of the Mists series, this one set in a sort of alternate Victorian era.

Seaborn by Chris Howard
Juno Books (mm, 384 pages)
Publication date: July 2008, USA

The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard by Robert E. Howard
Ballantine, Del Rey (hc, 560 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 28 October 2008, USA & Canada
    With illustrations by Greg Staples.

Heart and Soul by Sarah A. Hoyt
Bantam Spectra (mm, 464 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 28 October 2008, USA & Canada

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 19 edited by Stephen Jones
Robinson (trade, 624 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): August 2008, UK
    Stories by Michael Marshall Smith, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Pratt, Mike O'Driscoll, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, Steven Erikson, Joe R. Lansdale, Tom Piccirilli, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Conrad Williams, Kim Newman, and many more.
reviewSF Site Review of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume 18

The Ten Thousand by Paul Kearney
Solaris (mm, 475 pages)
Publication date: 2008, UK

Flight, Volume Five edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Villard (trade graphic novel, 364 pages)
Publication date: 22 July 2008, USA & Canada
    Featuring the work of J.P. Ahonen, Graham Annable, Chris Appelhans, Bannister, Matthew Bernier, Scott Campbell, Svetlana Chmakova, Tony Cliff, Phil Craven, Michel Gagné, Kazu Kibuishi, Kness, Sonny Liew, Reagan Lodge, Made, John Martz, Sarah Mensinga, Ryan North, Richard Pose, Paul Rivoche, Dave Roman, Kean Soo, and Joey Weiser.

Miranda by John R. Little
Bad Moon Books (trade, 110 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 2008, USA

The Lone Star Stories Reader edited by Eric T. Marin
LSS Press (trade, 284 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 15 November 2008, USA
    Stories by Martha Wells, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Gavin J. Grant, M. Thomas, Marguerite Reed, Ekaterina Sedia, Sarah Monette, Catherynne M. Valente, Tim Pratt, Sarah Prineas, Samantha Henderson, Stephanie Burgis, Josh Rountree, Jay Lake, and Patricia Russo.

Mage-Guard of Hamor by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Tor (hc, 621 pages)
Publication date: 22 July 2008, USA & Canada
    15th volume in the Recluce series, sequel to Natural Ordermage.

Elric: To Rescue Tanelorn: Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Book 2 by Michael Moorcock
Ballantine, Del Rey (trade, 471 pages)
Publication date: 29 July 2008, USA & Canada

The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan
Victor Gollancz (hc, 345 pages)
Publication date: 21 August 2008, UK
    First fantasy novel from acclaimed author of Market Forces, Black Man, and the Takeshi Kovacs novels.

The Dragonslayer's Sword by Resa Nelson
Mundania Press (trade & eBook, 287 pages)
Publication date: May 2008, USA
    Developed from 2 short stories published in Science Fiction Age magazine.

The Age of the Conglomerates by Thomas Nevins
Ballantine Books (trade, 295 pages)
Publication date: 19 August 2008, USA & Canada
    Debut novel.

The Engine's Child by Holly Phillips
Del Rey, Ballantine (trade, 384 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 25 November 2008, USA & Canada

The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers
Tachyon (trade, 427 pages)
Publication date: August 2008, USA
    First published in 1989 by Ace, and still one of my favourite dark fantasy novels from one of my favourite authors. You'll get more out of the book, set in the early 19th century, if you're at all familiar with the English Romantics, but it's a thoroughly engrossing story even if you're not. -nw

Dead Reign by T.A. Pratt
Bantam Spectra (mm, 352 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 28 October 2008, USA & Canada

Just One Bite by Kimberly Raye
Ballantine Books (mm, 328 pages)
Publication date: 29 July 2008,USA & Canada
    A Dead-End Dating novel, featuring the further adventures of Lil Marchette.

Stalking the Unicorn by Mike Resnick
Pyr, Prometheus Books (trade, 280 pages)
Publication date: 12 August 2008, USA
reviewSF Site Review

Stalking the Vampire by Mike Resnick
Pyr, Prometheus Books (hc, 268 pages)
Publication date: 12 August 2008, USA
reviewSF Site Review

Cyberdrome by Joseph Rhea & David Rhea
www.cyberdrome.org (trade, 285 pages)
Publication date: January 2008, USA

Microcosmia by Ron Sanders
ronsandersatwork.com (trade, 336 pages)
Publication date: November 2007, USA

East of the Sun and West of Fort Smith by William Sanders
Norilana Books (hc, 588 pages)
Publication date: 1 September 2008, USA & UK

Gordath Wood by Patrice Sarath
Ace (mm, 328 pages)
Publication date: 24 June 2008, USA & Canada
    Debut novel from veteran short story writer.

Pirate Sun: Virga, Book 3 by Karl Schroeder
SciFi Essential, Tor (hc, 320 pages)
Publication date: 19 August 2008, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Son of Man by Robert Silverberg
Pyr, Prometheus Books (trade, 225 pages)
Publication date: 15 July 2008, USA
    First published in 1971.

Anathem by Neal Stephenson
William Morrow (hc, 960 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 13 September 2008, USA & Canada

Heroes: Saving Charlie by Aury Wallington
Del Rey, Ballantine (mm, 279 pages)
Publication date: 26 August 2008, USA & Canada
    Story by Jeph Loeb, based on the TV series created by Tim Kring.

By Schism Rent Asunder by David Weber
Tor (hc, 511 pages)
Publication date: 22 July 2008, USA & Canada
    Sequel to Off Armageddon Reef.

The Risen Empire: Succession, Book 1 by Scott Westerfeld
Tor (trade, 349 pages)
Publication date: 22 July 2008, USA & Canada

Psychological Methods To Sell Should Be Destroyed: Stories by Robert Freeman Wexler
Spilt Milk Press (chapbook, 80 pages)
Publication date: 2008, USA
    With an introduction by Zoran Zivkovic.

The Veil of Gold by Kim Wilkins
Tor (hc, 495 pages)
Publication date: 22 July 2008, USA & Canada

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 323 pages)
Publication date: 19 August 2008, USA & Canada
    Based on a story by Haden Blackman.

 
    Magazines

Black Static, No. 6, August/September 2008, UK, edited by Andy Cox
Contributors to this issue include: Simon Avery, Melanie Fazi, Peter Tennant, Nina Allan, Paul Meloy, Ray Cluley.

Electric Velocipede, No. 14, Spring 2008, USA, edited by John Klima
Contributors to this issue include: Elissa Malcohn, Erzebet Yellowboy, Michelle Scott, Tracie McBride, Sonya Taaffe, D.E. Wadsen, Sandra McDonald, Jennifer Pelland, Lida Broadhurst, Leslie Claire Walker, Sara Saab, Sharon E. Woods, Leslie What, Erin Hoffman, Lisa Mantchev, Melissa Mead.

Fantasy & Science Fiction, September 2008, USA, edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Contributors to this issue include: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Laura Kasischke, Rand B. Lee, Michael Swanwick & Eileen Gunn, Robert Reed, Jim Aikin.

Fantasy & Science Fiction, October/November 2008, USA, edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Contributors to this issue include: Geoff Ryman, Robert Reed, Tim Sullivan, Albert E. Cowdrey, Steven Utley, Scott Bradfield, Terry Bisson, Carol Emshwiller, M. Rickert, Michael Swanwick, Sophie M. White.

Interzone, No. 217, August 2008, UK, edited by Andy Cox, et al.
Contributors to this issue include: Karen Fishler, Paul G. Tremblay, Jason Sanford, Suzanne Palmer, Paul McAuley, M.K. Hobson.


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