New in Paperback, March

Ambrose, E. C. : Elisha Magus
(DAW 978-0756409623, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Dark Apostle #2

(First edition: DAW, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, second of a series following Elisha Barber (2013), about witchcraft in 14th century England.
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Andrews, Ilona : Magic Breaks
(Ace 978-0425277492, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Kate Daniels #7

(First edition: Ace, August 2014)

Urban fantasy novel, seventh in the “Kate Daniels” series following Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds (2010), Magic Slays (2011), and Magic Rises (2012), about a female mercenary in a magical Atlanta.
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Benford, Gregory, & Larry Niven : Shipstar
(Tor 978-0765367129, $9.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Bowl of Heaven #2

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Hard SF novel, second book of a duology following Bowl of Heaven (2013), about explorers who discover a huge bowl-shaped object that half-encircles its star.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Russell Letson reviewed the book last year in Locus Magazine, commenting “The two-part layout of this double-decker is not only the result of the time and space (in authorial-resource terms) needed to get it done; it becomes part of the story design in a way not unlike what Philip José Farmer did with the Riverworld series’ unfolding of secrets and solving of puzzles. … [The Bowl is] full of surprises, perspective shifts, and trapdoors.”

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Bledsoe, Alex : Wisp of a Thing
(Tor 978-0765376930, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Tufa #2

(First edition: Tor, June 2013)

Fantasy novel, set in the same realm as The Hum and the Shiver, about people descended from Irish fairies who live in Appalachia.
• In this book a folk singer searches for a song to mend his broken heart.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Faren Miller reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Bledsoe’s skill at hybrid mystery/fantasy in the ‘Eddie LaCrosse’ series translate well into this complex setting.”

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Bova, Ben : Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club
(Baen 978-1476780399, $15, 368pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Billionaire’s Club #1

(First edition: Baen, December 2013)

SF novel, first of a series, about a group of industry billionnaires who launch an effort to send humans to Mars without government red tape.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Bova, Ben : Transhuman
(Tor 978-0765369321, $8.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

SF novel about a cellular biologist who abducts his dying granddaughter in order to treat her with an enzyme not yet approved by the FDA.
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Butcher, Jim : Skin Game
(Roc 978-0451470041, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Dresden Chronicles #15

(First edition: Roc, June 2014)

Fantasy novel, fifteenth in the “Dresden Chronicles” about crime-solving wizard Harry Dresden in Chicago, following Cold Days (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author’s website has this page about the book, with links (in the drop-down menu) to several chapter excerpts.

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Correia, Larry : Monster Hunter Nemesis
(Baen 978-1476780535, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Feb 2015
Monster Hunter #5

(First edition: Baen, July 2014)

Humorous fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Monster Hunter International (2007), Monster Hunter Vendetta (2010), Monster Hunter Alpha (2011), and Monster Hunter Legion (2012), about a man recruited by a covert organization dedicated to eradicating monsters.
• Baen’s site has this description (click the ‘back’ link in the upper right if necessary), with links to several chapters.

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Davidson, Rjurik : Unwrapped Sky
(Tor 978-0765367860, $8.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about Caeli-Amur, a city once saved by minotaurs, where three people challenge tradition and superstition.
• The author’s 2010 UK collection The Library of Forgotten Books had the same setting.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Faren Miller reviewed last year in Locus Magazine, commenting “the science-fantastical equivalent of smog and traffic noise shouldn’t prevent Caeli-Amur from rewarding anyone who grants it more than a day-trip’s passing glance.”

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Hunt, Stephen : Jack Cloudie
(Tor 978-0765369406, $9.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Jackelian #5

(First edition: UK: Harper Voyager, July 2011)

Steampunk fantasy novel, fifth set in the world of The Court of the Air (2007), The Kingdom Beyond the Waves (2008), The Rise of the Iron Moon (2009), and Secrets of the Fire Sea (2010).
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Leigh, Stephen : Immortal Muse
(DAW 978-0756409166, $7.99, 560pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015

(First edition: DAW, March 2014)

Historical fantasy novel (a singleton) about the lives of an alchemist and his wife who become immortal in 1352.
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McKiernan, Dennis L. : Stolen Crown
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451419897, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Mithgar #-

(First edition: Roc, February 2014)

Fantasy novel, part of the author’s Mithgar series following City of Jade (2008), about two families battling to rule their kingdom.
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Salyards, Jeff : Veil of the Deserters
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808156, $15.99, 464pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Bloodsounder’s Arc #2

(First edition: Night Shade Books, June 2014)

Military fantasy novel, second in a series following the author’s first novel Scourge of the Betrayer (2012), about a young scribe hired to chronicle the exploits of a band or warriors.
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Sanderson, Brandon : Words of Radiance
(Tor 978-0765365286, $9.99, 1328pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Stormlight Archive #2

(First edition: Tor, March 2014)

Epic fantasy novel, second in a planned 10-book series following The Way of Kings (2010), about a war over mystical weapons on a world wracked by power sweeps.
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Schroeder, Karl : Lockstep
(Tor 978-0765337276, $16.99, 352pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015

(First edition: Tor, March 2014)

Young-adult hard SF novel about an interstellar civilization whose members live for millennia by alternating long periods of hibernation with shorter periods of wakefulness.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Russell Letson reviewed last year in Locus Magazine: Lockstep tells a dense and textured story: a family-history mystery, a revolutionary adventure, and glimpses of Stapledonian panoramas, all studded with marvels and vistas and appealing science-fictional ideas and devices (my favorites: the genetically engineered cat-otter pets called denners and the AI/simulation-game-based/statistically representative government called a demarchy).”

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Valente, Catherynne M. : The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
(Macmillan/Square Fish 978-1250050618, $7.99, 288pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Fairyland #3

(First edition: Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends, October 2013)

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2009) and The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (2012), about a girl from Nebraska who travels to Fairyland. Illustrations are by Ana Juan.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and a video trailer.
• The book was a Locus Award as best Young Adult Book.

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