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New here at the SF Site are the latest from Piers Anthony, Tim Waggoner, Sergei Lukyanenko, Laurell K. Hamilton, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, David Farland, Cory Doctorow, and much more.

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

New & Forthcoming Books - November 2008
Fast Forward 2 edited by Lou Anders
Pyr, Prometheus Books (trade, 360 pages)
Publication date: 21 October 2008, USA
    New stories from Paul Cornell, Kay Kenyon, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cory Doctorow, Jack McDevitt, Paul McAuley, Mike Resnick & Pat Cadigan, Ian McDonald, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Karl Schroeder & Tobias S. Buckell, Jeff Carlson, Paolo Bacigalupi.
reviewSF Site Review of Fast Forward 1

Two to the Fifth by Piers Anthony
Tor (hc, 302 pages)
Publication date: 14 October 2008, USA & Canada
    A new Xanth novel.

The Roswell Poems by Rane Arroyo
WordFarm (trade, 71 pages)
Publication date: November 2008, USA
    Themed book of poems, from award-winning poet: he's won the John Ciardi, Carl Sandburg, Pushcart, and Hart Crane Poetry Prizes, plus the Ohio Arts Council Award for Excellence in Poetry.

Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
Dell Spectra (mm, 336 pages)
Publication date: 4 November 2008, USA & Canada
    First book in a new series.

Strange Happenings: Five Tales of Transformation by Avi
Magic Carpet Books, Harcourt (trade, 147 pages)
Publication date: September 2008, USA & Canada
    Stories for readers 8 to 12, from highly acclaimed children's author.

Seven for a Secret by Elizabeth Bear
Subterranean Press (cloth hc, 128 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): March 2009, USA
    Novella, sequel to New Amsterdam.
reviewSF Site Review of New Amsterdam

Without Warning by John Birmingham
Del Rey (hc, 528 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 February 2009, USA
    "What would happen if nearly the entire population of the United States disappeared overnight -- leaving the rest of the world to survive without it?"

The Unnameables by Ellen Booraem
Harcourt (hc, 336 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, USA & Canada
    For readers 10 and up.

Warrior by Cheryl Brooks
Sourcebooks Casablanca (mm, 329 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, USA & Canada & UK
    Second in the Cat Star series, sequel to Slave.

The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust
Orb, Tom Doherty Associates (trade, 352 pages)
Publication date: 14 October 2008, USA & Canada
    First published in 1991. Set in the same world as, but 1,000 years prior to, Vlad Taltos.

Orphan's Alliance by Robert Buettner
Orbit (mm, 300 pages)
Publication date: November 2008, USA & Canada
    Fourth novel in the series.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Harcourt (hc, 472 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, USA & Canada
    Debut novel. Teen fiction, for readers 14 and up.

"A Hideous Bit of Morbidity": An Anthology of Horror Criticism from the Enlightenment to World War I edited by Jason Colavito
McFarland (hc library binding, 384 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): February 2009, USA

The Monster's Ring by Bruce Coville
Magic Carpet Books, Harcourt (trade, 128 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, USA & Canada
    First book in the Magic Shop series, first published in 1982. For ages 8 to 12.

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike by Philip K. Dick
Tor (hc, 304 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): February 2009, USA & Canada
    Written in 1960 between Confessions of Crap Artist and the Hugo-winning The Man in the High Castle, this book was unpublished in Dick's lifetime.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
HarperVoyager (trade, 374 pages)
Publication date: 13 October 2008, UK
    Prominent endorsement by Neil Gaiman may be reason enough for many to pick this up.

Return of the Crimson Guard by Ian C. Esslemont
Bantam Press (trade, 702 pages)
Publication date: September 2008, UK & Canada
    A novel of the Malazan Empire, by co-creator of the world, along with Steven Erikson.

The Wyrmling Horde: The Runelords, Book 7 by David Farland
Tor (hc, 320 pages)
Publication date: 16 September 2008, USA & Canada

The January Dancer by Michael Flynn
SciFi Essentials, Tor (hc, 352 pages)
Publication date: 14 October 2008, USA & Canada

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

The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder
Alfred A. Knopf (hc, 462 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 18 November 2008, USA & Canada
    Non-fiction from a new author.

The Map of Moments by Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon
Bantam Spectra (trade, 368 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 February 2009, USA & Canada
    A novel of the Hidden Cities from the authors of Mind the Gap.
reviewSF Site Review of Mind the Gap

Confessor: Sword of Truth, Book 12 by Terry Goodkind
HarperVoyager (mm, 676 pages)
Publication date: 3 November 2008, UK

Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
Ballantine Books (hc, 367 pages)
Publication date: 11 November 2008, USA & Canada

The Killing Way by Tony Hays
Forge, Tom Doherty Associates (hc, 320 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): April 2009, USA & Canada
    First book in a new medieval mystery series.

Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Tor (hc, 512 pages)
Publication date: September 2008, USA & Canada

Heart and Soul by Sarah A. Hoyt
Bantam Spectra (mm, 464 pages)
Publication date: 4 November 2008, USA & Canada
    Final  book in the Magical British Empire trilogy, sequel to Heart of Light and Soul of Fire.

Wild Talent by Eileen Kernaghan
Thistledown Press (trade, 263 pages)
Publication date: 15 September 2008, Canada
    "A novel of the supernatural" set in 19th century Scotland and London.

The Unincorporated Man by Dani Kollin & Eytan Kollin
SciFi Essentials, Tor (hc, 480 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): March 2009, USA & Canada

A Fantasy Medley edited by Yanni Kuznia
Subterranean Press (hc, 136 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): March 2009, USA
    New stories from Kelley Armstrong, Kate Elliott, C.E. Murphy, and Robin Hobb.

The Watchers Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth
Ballantine, Del Rey (trade, 289 pages)
Publication date: 14 October 2008, USA & Canada 
    15 stories, first collected thus in 1974.

Star Wars: Millennium Falcon by James Luceno
Ballantine, Del Rey (hc, 317 pages)
Publication date: 21 October 2008, USA & Canada

The Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko, translated by Andrew Bromfield
William Heinemann (trade, 376 pages)
Publication date: 6 November 2008, UK
    Sequel to the Night Watch trilogy.
reviewSF Site Review of The Day Watch

The Taint and Other Novellas by Brian Lumley
Solaris (mm, 474 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, UK
    Inspired by Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, theses stories span 30 years of Lumley's career.

The Faerie Door by B.E. Maxwell
Harcourt (hc, 471 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, USA & Canada
    For readers 10 and up.

Black Horses for the King by Anne McCaffrey
Magic Carpet Books, Harcourt (mm, 223 pages)
Publication date: August 2008, USA & Canada
    For readers 12 and up. First published in 1996.
reviewSF Site Review

Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir by Paul Meehan
McFarland (hc library binding, 272 pages)
Publication date: August 2008, USA

The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan
Del Rey (hc, 432 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 20 January 2009, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Playhouse of the Damned by Richard Nathan
Xlibris (trade, 210 pages)
Publication date: 2008, USA
    Collection of comedic/horror sketches for the stage.

xxxHOLiC: ANOTHERHOLiC: Landolt-Ring Aerosol by Nisioisin, illustrated by Clamp
Ballantine, Del Rey (hc, 204 pages)
Publication date: 4 November 2008, USA & Canada

The Knight of the Red Beard: The Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan, Book 5 by Andre Norton & Sasha Miller
Tor (hc, 368 pages)
Publication date: 30 September 2008, USA & Canada

Dead Reign by T.A. Pratt
Bantam Spectra (mm, 336 pages)
Publication date: 4 November 2008, USA & Canada
    Third in the darkly humorous Marla Mason series.
reviewSF Site Review of Book 2, Poison Sleep

Frankensetin Takes the Cake by Adam Rex
Harcourt (oversized hc picture book, 40 pages)
Publication date: September 2008, USA & Canada
    For children with a sense of humour between the ages of 5 and 10, from the author/illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich.

End of the Century by Chris Roberson
Pyr, Prometheus Books (trade, 480 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): January 2009, USA

Going Under: Quantum Gravity, Book 3 by Justina Robson
Pyr, Prometheus Books (trade, 341 pages)
Publication date: 7 October 2008, USA
reviewSF Site Review of Book 1, Keeping It Real

Midnight Call and Other Stories by Jonathan Thomas
Hippocampus Press (trade, 260 pages)
Publication date: 1 November 2008, USA
    With a forward by S.T. Joshi.

Tales From the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by Alan Lee
HarperCollins (hc, 403 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, UK
    Previously published separately as Roverandom (1998), Farmer Giles of Ham (1949), The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1961), Smith of Wooton Major (1967), and Leaf by Niggle (1964), plus an essay by the author On Fairy-stories.

Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde
Magic Carpet Books, Harcourt (mm, 194 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, USA & Canada
    For readers 12 and up. First published in 1999.
reviewSF Site Review

Cross Country by Tim Waggoner
Wizards of the Coast Discoveries (trade, 336 pages)
Publication date: 2 September 2008, USA & Canada
    Manhunt/murder mystery/supernatural terror.

Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds of Neil Gaiman by Hank Wagner, Christopher Golden & Stephen R. Bissette
St. Martin's Press (hc, 560 pages)
Publication date: 30 October 2008, USA & Canada
    With a foreword by Terry Pratchett.

The Killing of Worlds: Succession, Book 2 by Scott Westerfeld
Tor (trade, 336 pages)
Publication date: 7 October 2008, USA & Canada
    First published in 2003, this series was on the SF Site editors' choice top 10 for that year.

Pretenders: Okal Rel Saga, Book 3 by Lynda Williams
Edge (trade, 332 pages)
Publication date: October 2008, Canada & USA

A Dangerous Climate by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Tor (hc, 384 pages)
Publication date: 9 October 2008, USA & Canada
    A novel of the Count Saint-Germain.

 
    Magazines

Fantasy & Science Fiction, December 2008, USA, edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Contributors to this issue include: Wayne Wightman, Robert Reed, Albert E. Cowdrey, John Langan, Eugene Mirabelli, Warner Law.

Jupiter, No. 22: Harpalyke, October 2008, UK, edited by Ian Redman
Contributors to this issue include: Geoff Nelder, Lawrence Dagstine, Gareth D. Jones, Simon Petrie, Carmelo Rafala, David Vickery.


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