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compiled by Neil Walsh

Our latest new arrivals include new books from Terry Pratchett, Lee Driver, Ian C. Esslemont, Steven Erikson, Dave Duncan, and forthcoming books from Charles de Lint, Thomas M. Disch, Christopher Barzak, new anthologies, and much more.

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

New & Forthcoming Books - Mid-September 2008
The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories by Joan Aiken
Big Mouth House (hc, 328 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 28 October 2008, USA
    24 stories, including 4 previously unpublished, spanning Aiken's entire career. For readers 10 and up.

Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong
Bantam Spectra (mm, 524 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 7 October 2008, USA
    8th book in the Women of the Otherworld series.
reviewSF Site Review of the audio-book edition

The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak
Bantam (trade, 304 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 25 November 2008, USA & Canada
    Barzak's debut novel, One For Sorrow, was one of my favourites from last year. -nw

Night Child by Jes Battis
Ace (mm, 293 pages)
Publication date: June 2008, USA & Canada

Second Thoughts: More Queer and Weird Stories by Steve Berman
Lethe Press (trade, 212 pages)
Publication date: August 2008, USA

The Painted Man: Demon Trilogy, Book 1 by Peter V. Brett
HarperVoyager (hc, 544 pages)
Publication date: 1 September 2008, UK

A Field Guide to Surreal Botany edited by Janet Chui & Jason Erik Lundberg, illustrated by Janet Chui
Two Cranes Press (trade, 76 pages)
Publication date: July 2008, USA
    A very handsome little book, with contributions from Jay Lake, Eric Schaller, Darja Malcolm-Clarke, Ben Peek, Victoria Elisabeth Garcia, Mark Teppo, Vera Nazarian, and many others.

Karma Kommandos by Paul Cook
Phoenix Pick (trade, 212 pages)
Publication date: September 2008, USA

The Valley of Shadows by Brian Cullen
Tor (hc, 368 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): February 2009, USA & Canada
    Sequel to Seekers of the Chalice.

Woods & Waters Wild: Collected Early Stories, Volume 3 by Charles de Lint
Subterranean Press (hc, 296 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 31 December 2008, USA

The Proteus Sails Again: Further Adventures at the End of the World by Thomas M. Disch
Subterranean Press (hc, 128 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): December 2008, USA
    Sequel to The Voyage of the Proteus.

Chasing Ghosts by Lee Driver
Full Moon Publishing (hc & trade, 249 pages)
Publication date: August 2008, USA, UK & EU
    4th book in the Chase Dagger mystery series.
reviewSF Site Review of 2nd in the series, Full Moon Bloody Moon

Ill Met in the Arena by Dave Duncan
Tor (hc, 288 pages)
Publication date: 19 August 2008, USA & Canada

Toll the Hounds: Tales of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 8 by Steven Erikson
Bantam (trade, 923 pages)
Publication date: August 2008, UK & Canada
    I just finished reading this one and my head is still reeling. Brilliant stuff. Erikson has kept to his publishing schedule for this series and he's never yet disappointed in the quality and scope of his writing. He's always near the very top of my personal favourites each year. -nw
reviewSF Site Review of Book 6, The Bonehunters

Return of the Crimson Guard by Ian C. Esslemont
Bantam (trade, 702 pages)
Publication date: 11 September 2008, UK & Canada
    Co-creator of Steven Erikson's world of Malaz, and author of Night of Knives (2007), which was a must-read book for fans of Erikson's Malazan Empire series. -nw

Thunderer by Felix Gilman
Bantam Spectra (mm, 530 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 7 October 2008, USA & Canada
    "Steampunk-influenced epic fantasy."

The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman
Bantam (trade, 430 pages)
Publication date: 25 September 2008, UK

Dark Vengeance by Ed Greenwood
Tor (hc, 320 pages)
Publication date: 26 August 2008, USA & Canada

Misspent Youth by Peter F. Hamilton
Ballantine, Del Rey (hc, 416 pages)
Publication date: 23 September 2008, USA & Canada
    First published in 2002.
reviewSF Site Review

Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill
Komenar Publishing (trade, 198 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): October 2008, USA

Leffingwell's Planet by Thomas J. Hubschman
Double Dragon Publishing (Ebook all formats & audio book, 164 pages)
Publication date: 12 July 2008, USA

Time's Chariot by Ben Jeapes
David Fickling Books (trade & library binding, 384 pages)
Publication date: 9 September 2008, USA & Canada
    For readers 12 and up.

Busted Flush edited by George R.R. Martin & Melinda M. Snodgrass
Tor (hc, 400 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): December 2008, USA & Canada
    With new Wild Card stories from Melinda Snodgrass, Caroline Spector, Carrie Vaughn, Walton Simons & Ian Tregillis, John Jos. Miller, Victor Milan, Stephen Leigh, and Kevin Andrew Murphy.

Dragonheart by Todd McCaffrey
Del Rey (hc, 560 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 11 November 2008, USA & Canada

Inferno by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
Orb, Tom Doherty Associates (trade, 230 pages)
Publication date: September 2008, USA & Canada
    First published in 1976, and now revised & updated in anticipation of the sequel Escape From Hell, coming from Tor in February 2009.

Couch by Benjamin Parzybok
Small Beer Press (trade, 280 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 10 November 2008, USA
    Debut novel of furniture moving, self-discovery, secret histories, and unexpected revelations.

The Folklore of Discworld by Terry Pratchett & Jacqueline Simpson
Doubleday (hc, 386 pages)
Publication date: 11 September 2008, UK & Canada

American Quest by Sienna Skyy
The Story Plant (hc, 330 pages)
Publication date: September 2008, USA & Canada

Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition by Bram Stoker, annotated and transcribed by Robert Eighteen-Bisang & Elizabeth Miller
McFarland & Company (library binding, 342 pages)
Publication date: December 2008, USA

The Vision: Green Stone of Healing, Book 1 by C.L. Talmadge
HealingStone Books (trade, 224 pages)
Publication date: 2008, USA

Fallout: Green Stone of Healing, Book 2 by C.L. Talmadge
HealingStone Books (trade, 239 pages)
Publication date: 2008, USA

The Scorpions Strike: Green Stone of Healing, Book 3 by C.L. Talmadge
HealingStone Books (trade, 257 pages)
Publication date: 2008, USA

American Widow by Alissa Torres, art by Sungyoon Choi
Villard (hc graphic novel, 217 pages)
Publication date: 9 September 2008, USA & Canada
    Autobiographical story of a 9/11 widow -- a very personal account of enduring a very public tragedy.

Star Wars: Order 66 by Karen Traviss
Lucas Books, Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 433 pages)
Publication date: 23 September 2008, USA & Canada

Best American Fantasy 2008 edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
Prime Books (trade, 336 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): November 2008, USA
    Featuring stories from Erik Amundsen, Bruce Holland Rogers, Miranda Mellis, Kage Baker, Aimee Bender, M. Rickert, Christian Moody, Rick Moody, Michelle Richmond, Michaela Morrissette, Deborah Coates, Peter S. Beagle, Jedediah Berry, Judy Budnitz, Matt Bell, David Hollander, Jeffrey Ford, Rachel Swirsky, and Kelly Link.

Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress XXIII edited by Elisabeth Waters
Norilana Books (trade, 324 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 15 November 2008, USA & UK
    Featuring stories by Dave Smeds, Michael Spence & Elisabeth Waters, Gerri Leen, Tom Inister, Patricia B. Cirone, Pauline J. Alama, Marian Allen, Melissa Mead, K.D. Wentworth, Catherine Mintz, Jonathan Moeller, Kristin Noone, Leah Cypess, Linda L. Donahue, Resa Nelson, Deborah J. Ross, Michael H. Payne, Catherine Soto, and Mercedes Lackey & Elisabeth Waters.


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.

GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator, No. 3, Autumn 2008, USA, edited by Debbie Moorhouse, et al.
Contributors to this issue include: Jim Pascual Augustin, Nick Antosca, Traci Brimhall, Idan Cohen, Tina Connolly, Jennifer Crow, Matt Dennison, Ivan Dorin, Christian A. Dumais, Keesa Renee DuPre, Sylvia Eastman, Evil Editor, Gabrielle S. Faust, Jeanpaul Ferro, Michael Greenhut, Frank Haberle, Chad Brian Henry, Tania Hershman, Jessica Nicole Hill, Jessica C. Hoard, Beverly A. Jackson, Zak Jarvis, Bartolomiej Jurkowski, Nicole Kornher-Stace, Heather Lam, Beth Langford, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Darja Malcolm-Clarke, J.M. McDermott, T.L. Morganfield, Kiriko Moth, Shweta Naryan, C. Nelson, Jon Radlett, Joseph Jason Rogers, Rohith Sundararaman, Kelley A. Swan, Michelle Tandoc-Pichereau, S.A. Tranter, Matthew Chad Weinman, Jason D. Wittman.

The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Vol. 8, No. 3, Spring 2008, USA, edited by Roger Dutcher
Contributors to this issue include: Mark Rich, Maureen McQuerry, Robert Borski, Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Ed Gavin, Ann K. Schwader, C.A. Gardner, Jason Venner, Sandra Lindow.

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