New Books, 18 February

* Berman, Steve, ed. : Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-282-0, $10, 197pp, trade paperback, February 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 14 Feb 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59021-450-3

Collection of 13 stories, first published from 2007 to 2013, with two stories original to this book.
• Lethe Press’ site has this description.
• Strange Horizons has this review by Anthony Cardno.
• Tor.com has this review by Brit Mandelo: “as a collection it does have a unified message that will, I hope, speak to its intended audience: self-acceptance. The positivity that runs throughout the book, even in stories that end on gruesome or eerie notes, is the best part: the sense of “coming out” in many of these pieces is also a sort of coming to life, or a coming into the self.”

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* Harris, Joanne : The Gospel of Loki
(UK: Gollancz 978-1473202351, £14.99, 320pp, hardcover, February 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Feb 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473202382

Fantasy novel about the rise and fall of the Norse gods, told from the persective of the trickster god Loki.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides excerpts.
The Guardian just ran this review by Gwyneth Jones: “Readers who come to The Gospel of Loki expecting ‘an original fantasy novel’ by Joanne Harris may well be disappointed. Pitched, openly and unashamedly, at the commercial end of the market, this book is more likely to delight those whose Loki is the one from the Marvel movies than to satisfy admirers of Harris’s astringent, highly original and often subtly fantastic mainstream novels.”

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* Held, Rhiannon : Reflected
(Tor 978-0-7653-3039-0, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, February 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Feb 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429991148
Silver #3

Werewolf novel, third in the series following Silver (2012) and Tarnished (2013), about an enforcer for a werewolf pack who catches a lone were who’s had silver injected into her veins.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Carolyn Cushman reviews it in the February issue of Locus Magazine, concluding, “And even for a werewolf Silver’s quite strange, the result of being tortured with silver, and it’s her skewed worldview that makes this series really stand out among recent urban fantasies.”

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* Weber, David : Like a Mighty Army
(Tor 978-0-7653-2156-5, $27.99, 672pp, hardcover, February 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Feb 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429945080
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427235411
Safehold #7

Far future SF novel, seventh in the Safehold series following Off Armageddon Reef (2007), By Schism Rent Asunder (2008), By Heresies Distressed (2009), A Mighty Fortress (2010), How Firm a Foundation (2011), and Midst Toil and Tribulation (2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls this “a complex and fascinating epic about change, identity, and the nature of faith.”

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