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compiled by Neil Walsh

Plenty of intriguing new titles have arrived at the SF Site lately, including the latest from Bruce Sterling, Alexander Irvine, John Meaney, Stephen Hunt, Kit Whitfield, Tom Piccirilli, and many others.

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

New & Forthcoming Books - Mid-February 2009
Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong
Bantam (mm, 399 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 March 2009, USA

1942 by Robert Conroy
Ballantine (trade, 368 pages)
Publication date: 24 February 2009, USA & Canada
    Alternate history -- this time the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour was rather more successful...

Crystal Nights and Other Stories by Greg Egan
Subterranean Press (hc, 312 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 29 August 2009, USA

Slathbog's Gold: Adventurers Wanted, Book 1 by M.L. Forman
Shadow Mountain (hc, 400 pages)
Publication date: February 2009, USA
    Young adult fantasy, for readers 10 and up.

Arch Wizard: Falconfar, Book 2 by Ed Greenwood
Solaris, BL Publishing (hc, 381 pages)
Publication date: February 2009, USA & Canada
    Sequel to Dark Lord.

The Fires of Shalsha by John Michael Greer
Starseed Publications (trade, 242 pages)
Publication date: January 2009, USA

Reading Science Fiction edited by James Gunn, Marleen S. Barr & Matthew Candelaria
Palgrave Macmillan (trade, 265 pages)
Publication date: 2009, USA
    Essays by Gregory Benford, Mark Bould, Orson Scott Card, Michael Cassutt, Roberto de Sousa Causo, Jeanne Cortiel, R. Doug Davis, Jane Donawerth, Carl Freedman, H. Bruce Franklin, Brooks Landon, Joseph D. Miller, Eric S. Rabkin, Pamela Sargent, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Sherryl Vint, Lisa Yazek, and George Zebrowski.

The Rise of the Iron Moon by Stephen Hunt
HarperVoyager (hc, 455 pages)
Publication date: 16 February 2009, UK
    From the author of, and set in the same world as, The Court of the Air (2007) and The Kingdom Beyond the Waves (2008).

Buyout by Alexander C. Irvine
Del Rey (trade, 336 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 31 March 2009, USA & Canada

A World Without Divide: The Night Sarah Came Home by William Joseph
Sense of Wonder Press, James A. Rock & Co. (trade, 312 pages)
Publication date: 2008, USA

The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Three edited by George Mann
Solaris, BL Publishing (mm, 416 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): March 2009, USA & Canada
    Featuring new stories from Jack Skillingstead, Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, John Meaney, Paul Di Philippo, Warren Hammond, Ian Whates, Scott Edelman, Paul Cornell, Adam Roberts, Jennifer Pelland, Daniel Abraham, Ian Watson, Tim Akers, and Ken MacLeod.
reviewSF Site Review of Volume 1

Dark Haven: Chronicles of the Necromancer by Gail Z. Martin
Solaris, BL Publishing (mm, 607 pages)
Publication date: January 2009, USA & Canada
reviewSF Site Review of Book 2, The Blood King

Blood and Ice by Robert Masello
Bantam Spectra (hc, 512 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 March 2009, USA & Canada

Black Blood by John Meaney
Bantam Spectra(hc, 374 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 March 2009, USA & Canada

Hater by David Moody
Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press (hc, 288 pages)
Publication date: 19 February 2009, USA & Canada

The Coldest Mile by Tom Piccirilli
Bantam (mm, 337 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 March 2009, USA & Canada

Spell Games by T.A. Pratt
Bantam Spectra (mm, 337 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 March 2009, USA & Canada

The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 455 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 28 April 2009, USA

End of the Century by Chris Roberson
Pyr, Prometheus Books (trade, 485 pages)
Publication date: 17 February 2009, USA

Three Unbroken by Chris Roberson
Solaris, BL Publishing (mm, 415 pages)
Publication date: February 2009, USA & Canada
    A novel of the Celestial Empire, following The Dragon's Nine Sons and Iron Jaw and Hummingbird.

Cloak of Magic: Shaihen Heritage, Book 1 by S.A. Rule
Bright Pen, Authors OnLine (trade, 336 pages)
Publication date: February 2006, UK

Staff of Power: Shaihen Heritage, Book 2 by S.A. Rule
Vanguard Press (trade, 340 pages)
Publication date: 12 January 2009, UK

Metatropolis edited by John Scalzi
Subterranean Press (hc, 264 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 30 July 2009, USA
    Featuring original stories from Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, and Karl Schroeder.

The Crystal Skull by Manda Scott
Bantam (mm, 464 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 March 2009, USA

The Better to Hold You by Alisa Sheckley
Del Rey, Ballantine (mm, 336 pages)
Publication date: 24 February 2009, USA & Canada
    Paranormal romance.

Hope's Folly by Linnea Sinclair
Bantam (mm, 448 pages)
Publication date (forthcoming): 3 March 2009, USA & Canada

The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling
Del Rey, Ballantine (hc, 297 pages)
Publication date: 24 February 2009, USA & Canada

In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield
Jonathan Cape (hc, 342 pages)
Publication date: February 2009, UK

Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
Bantam Spectra (trade, 384 pages)
Publication date: 24 February 2009, USA & Canada


Electric Velocipede, Winter 2008, USA, edited by John Klima
Contributors to this issue include: Olivia V. Ambrogio, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Terry Bramlett, Corey Brown, Sheila Crosby, Aliette De Bodard, Catherine Edmunds, Catherine Dybiec Holm, Robert J. Howe, David G. Kopaska-Merkel, Claude Lalumière, Shira Lipkin, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Michael Neal Morris, Michelle Muenzler, Timothy Mulcahy, Patrick O'Leary, Penelope O'Shea, Rachel V. Oliver, Erin Pringle, Terrie Lee Relf, Alistair Rennie, J.C. Runolfson, Patricia Russo, Rena Sherwood, William Shunn, Darren Speegle, Rachel Swirsky, Leslie Claire Walker, Jonathan Wood.


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