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compiled by Neil Walsh

This time we're looking at the latest from China Miéville, Robin Hobb, Ian McDonald, Peter S. Beagle, Cory Doctorow, Alan Fenton, Adam Roberts, and many others.

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

New & Forthcoming Books - Mid-May 2010
Hell's Aquarium: Meg, Book 4 by Steve Alten
Tor, Tom Doherty Associates (mm, 502 pages)
Publication date: 27 April 2010, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 1, Meg

Restoring Harmony by Joëlle Anthony
G.P. Putnam's Sons (trade, 320 pages)
Publication date: 18 May 2010, USA & Canada
    For readers 12 and up.

Return: An Innkeeper's World Story by Peter S. Beagle
Subterranean Press (hc, 104 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 30 September 2010, USA

The Crystal Ship: A Science Fiction Fairy-Tale by C.J. Carter-Stephenson
Bonito Books (trade, 120 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 21 July 2010, UK
    Illustrated by Mauro Vargas.

The Mind of Italo Calvino: A Critical Exploration of His Thought and Writings by Dani Cavallaro
McFarland (trade, 210 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): July 2010, USA

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Viking (trade, 512 pages)
Publication date: 1 April 2010, USA & Canada
    For readers 12 and up. With illustrations by Charles Vess.

The King of the Crags by Stephen Deas
Gollancz (trade, 367 pages)
Publication date: 15 April 2010, UK
    Sequel to The Adamantine Palace.

The Lady of Situations by Stephen Dedman
Ticonderoga Publications (trade, 256 pages)
Publication date: April 2010, Australia & UK
    Short story collection, first published in 1999.

For the Win by Cory Doctorow
HarperVoyager (hc, 477 pages)
Publication date: 12 May 2010, UK

Basic Black: Tales of Appropriate Fear by Terry Dowling
Ticonderoga Publications (trade, 364 pages)
Publication date: November 2009, Australia & UK
    First published in 2006.

Make Believe by Terry Dowling
Ticonderoga Publications (trade, 364 pages)
Publication date: November 2009, Australia & UK
    Story collection.

Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien edited by Bradford Lee Eden
McFarland (trade, 215 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): August 2010, USA

The Tears of Ishtar by Michael Ehart
Ancient Tomes Press (trade, 284 pages)
Publication date: 1 May 2010, USA

The Turning: What Curiosity Kills by Helen Ellis
Sourcebooks Fire (hc, 224 pages)
Publication date: May 2010, USA & Canada & UK
    YA fiction.

Belong edited by Russell B. Farr
Ticonderoga Publications (trade, 369 pages)
Publication date: April 2010, Australia & UK
    "23 tales of interstellar wanderers, migrants, colonists, zombie refugees, interplanetary poets, fallen angels, storytellers, neighbours, first peoples, last peoples, lost peoples... people searching for a place where they belong."

The Call of Destiny: The Return of Arthur, Book 1 by Alan Fenton
Dovecote Press (trade, 492 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 10 June 2010, UK
    First published in 2006.

The Hour of Camelot: The Return of Arthur, Book 2 by Alan Fenton
Dovecote Press (trade, 477 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 10 June 2010, UK

The White Road by Lynn Flewelling
Ballantine Spectra (mm, 385 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 25 May 2010, USA & Canada

Arkfall by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Phoenix Pick, Arc Manor (trade, 107 pages)
Publication date: March 2010, USA
    Story first appeared in 2008 in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen by Christie Golden
Lucas Books, Ballantine, Del Rey (mm, 291 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 25 May 2010, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review

Found: One Apocalypse by Ben Goodridge
Bad Dog Books (trade, 224 pages)
Publication date: February 2010, USA

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, adapted by Tony Lee, illustrated by Cliff Richards
Del Rey, Ballantine (trade graphic novel)
Publication date: 11 May 2010, USA & Canada

Scary Kisses edited by Liz Grzyb
Ticonderoga Publications (trade, 208 pages)
Publication date: April 2010, Australia & UK
    Paranormal romance stories by Nicole R. Murphy, Ian Nichols, Felicity Dowker, Shona Husk, Angela Slatter & L.L. Hannett, Matt Tighe, Astrid Cooper, David Bofinger, Martin Livings, Kyla Ward, Donna Maree Hanson, Bruce Golden, Annette Backshall, DC White.

Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
HarperVoyager (mm, 487 pages)
Publication date: 1 May 2010, UK

Cartoon Cute Animals by Christopher Hart
Watson-Guptill Publications (illustrated trade, 160 pages)
Publication date: May 2010, USA & Canada

Dragon Haven: Rain Wilds Chronicles, Book 2 by Robin Hobb
Eos, HarperCollins (hc, 528 pages)
Publication date: May 2010, USA

Sleepless by Charlie Huston
Orion Books (hc, 357 pages)
Publication date: 15 April 2010, UK

Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
HarperVoyager (trade, 511 pages)
Publication date: 1 May 2010, UK
reviewSF Site Review

Act One by Nancy Kress
Phoenix Pick, Arc Manor (trade, 101 pages)
Publication date: March 2010, USA
    Novella first published in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

Swordsinger by T.L. Johnston
Club Lighthouse Publishing (ebook, 515 kb)
Publication date: May 2010, Canada & USA

Abaculus III edited by Danielle Kaheaku
Leucrota Press (trade, 220 pages)
Publication date: November 2009, USA
    SF, fantasy and horror stories from Kevin Wallis, Jessica Dall, Josh Alletto, Melissa Carmichael, Brandon Ford, Mark Finnemore, Murphy Edwards, M.D. Maurice, Terry W. Ervin III, Martin Zeigler, Lesley Conner, Robert Essig, R.S. Hunter, Larry Ivkovich, John X. Grey, Shaun Jeffrey, David M. Peak.

Finders Keepers: Gifted, Book 4 by Marilyn Kaye
Kingfisher, Macmillan (trade, 218 pages)
Publication date: April 2010, USA & Canada
    Targetted to readers aged 10 to 14.

The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry
Gollancz (trade, 486 pages)
Publication date: 15 April 2010, UK

The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
Pyr, Prometheus Books (hc, 358 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): July 2010, USA

Kraken by China Miéville
Del Rey (hc, 528 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 29 June 2010, USA & Canada

A Matter of Blood: The Dog-Faced Gods, Book 1 by Sarah Pinborough
Gollancz (trade, 421 pages)
Publication date: 30 March 2010, UK

New Model Army by Adam Roberts
Gollancz (trade, 282 pages)
Publication date: 15 April 2010, UK

The Bloodstained Man: Netherworld, Book 2 by Christopher Rowley
Heavy Metal Pulp/Tor (trade, 256 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 8 June 2010, USA & Canada

Sky Girl and the Superheroic Legacy by Joe Sergi
iEnovel (trade, 216 pages)
Publication date: 19 March 2010, USA

The Animal Fable in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Bruce Shaw
McFarland (trade, 268 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): July 2010, USA

Love in Vain by Lewis Shiner
Ticonderoga Publications (trade, 296 pages)
Publication date: April 2010, Australia & UK
    Short fiction collection, with introduction by James P. Blaylock.

West of the Mountains, East of the Sea: The Map of Tolkien's Beleriand by Brian Sibley, illustrated by John Howe
HarperCollins (hc, 80 pages + fold-out map)
Publication date: 1 April 2010, UK

God's Sin: A Time Force Investigations Novel by J.R. Simmons
Lulu.com (trade, 246 pages)
Publication date: 2010, USA

Veteran by Gavin Smith
Gollancz (hc & trade, 416 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): June 2010, UK

Zodiac by Neal Stephenson
Subterranean Press (trade, 312 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 31 August 2010, USA
    First published in 1988.

The Sand Dragon by Michael F. Stewart
Double Dragon Publishing (trade, 255 pages)
Publication date: 2 April 2010, Canada & USA

God of War by Matthew Stover & Robert E. Vardeman
Del Rey, Ballantine (trade, 295 pages)
Publication date: 25 May 2010, USA & Canada
    Official novel of the acclaimed video game.

Tome of the Undergates: The Aeon's Gate, Book 1 by Sam Sykes
Gollancz (trade, 693 pages)
Publication date: 15 April 2010, UK
reviewSF Site Review

Prime Contact: Haadri Cycle, Volume 1 by Joules Taylor
Heartsown (trade, 438 pages)
Publication date: November 2009, UK
    Second edition; first published in 2008.

Missions: Haadri Cycle, Volume 1.5 by Joules Taylor
Heartsown (trade, 112 pages)
Publication date: 2009, UK

Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis
Tor, Tom Doherty Associates (hc, 352 pages)
Publication date: 13 April 2010, USA & Canada

Star Trek Reader's Reference to the Novels: 1990-1991, Volume 6 by Alva Underwood
AuthorHouse (oversized trade, 250 pages)
Publication date: 26 October 2009, USA

Ghost Seas by Steven Utley
Ticonderoga Publications (trade, 205 pages)
Publication date: 2009, Australia & UK
    Short fiction collection. Second edition; first published in 1997. Introduction by Howard Waldrop and afterword by Michael Bishop.

Burning Skies: Autumn Rain Trilogy, Book 2 by David J. Williams
Spectra, Ballantine (trade, 402 pages)
Publication date: 2009, USA & Canada

The Machinery of Light: Autumn Rain Trilogy, Book 3 by David J. Williams
Spectra, Ballantine (trade, 411 pages)
Publication date: 25 May 2010, USA & Canada

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams
Lucas Books, Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 432 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 20 July 2010, USA & Canada

Peace Lord of the Red Planet by Steven H. Wilson
Firebringer Press (trade, 276 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 21 July 2010, USA

 

    Magazines and Comics

Albedo One, Issue 38, Ireland, edited by John Kenny, et al.
Contributors to this issue include: Alison Francisco, Aaron Polson, Priya Sharma, Martin Belderson, Matthew F. Perry, Bruce McAllister, plus an interview with James Gunn.

Black Static, Issue 16, April-May 2010, UK, edited by Andy Cox
Contributors to this issue include: Tim Casson, M.G. Preston, Mike O'Driscoll, Alison J. Littlewood, Lynda E. Rucker, plus an interview with Sarah Pinborough.

Kaleidotrope, No. 8, April 2010, USA, edited by Fred Coppersmith
Contributors to this issue include: Therese Arkenberg, Terrie Leigh Relf, David McGillveray, C. Groover, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Will Kaufman, Rob Hunter, Peta Jinnath Andersen, Kevin Brown, Paul Abbamondi, Kathleen J. Stowe, Fred Warren, Simon Petrie, Jeff Soesbe, Benjamin Smith.

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Issue 25, Spring 2010, USA, edited by Gavin J. Grant, Kelly Link, et al.
Contributors to this issue include: Georges-Olivier, Châteaureynaud, Jennifer Linnaea, Ben Francisco, Sean Adams, Richard Gess, Eilis O'Neal, Richard Parks, Daniel Braum, Sarah Tourjee, Thomas Israel Hopkins, Haihong Zhao.

The Last Days of American Crime, No. 2 of 3, by Rick Remender, illustrated by Greg Tocchini
Radical Comics (perfect bound comic, 64 pages)
Publication date: April 2010, USA

Shrapnel: Hubris, No. 1 of 3, by Nick Sagan & Clinnette Minnis, illustrated by Concept Art House
Radical Comics (perfect bound comic, 64 pages)
Publication date: May 2010, USA


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