New in Paperback, April

Cherryh, C. J. : Peacemaker
(Daw 978-0756409654, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Foreigner #15

(First edition: DAW, April 2014)

SF novel, 15th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), Intruder (2012), and Protector (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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Conroy, Robert : 1920: America’s Great War
(Baen 978-1476780443, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015

(First edition: Baen, December 2013)

Alternate history SF novel in which Germany invades the US in 1920.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Gilman, Felix : The Revolutions
(Tor 978-0765337191, $16.99, 416pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Standalone SF novel, about a journalist in 1893 London who gets a well-paying job with a mysterious occult society.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon also has a text excerpt.

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Gladstone, Max : Full Fathom Five
(Tor 978-0765335760, $16.99, 384pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015
Craft Sequence #3

(First edition: Tor, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Three Parts Dead (2012) and Two Serpents Rise (2013), about a magical Craftswoman in the city of Alt Coulumb.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Gregory, Daryl : Afterparty
(Tor 978-0765336934, $15.99, 304pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

SF novel about a smart drug called Numinous that makes people religious.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Russell Letson’s review last year in Locus Magazine concluded, “This is a real science-fiction crime thriller: the old evils and insanities are all there, given new twists by the double-edged blades of science and technology. And, like the best crime and SF novels, those moral and philosophical questions linger, after the mere whodunnit puzzles have been solved.”

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Harris, Charlaine, ed. : Games Creatures Play
(Ace 978-0425257074, $16, 432pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015

(First edition: Ace, April 2014)

Anthology of 15 original paranormal fantasy stories.
• Authors include the editors, Adam-Troy Castro, Mercedes Lackey, Ellen Kushner, Joe R. Lansdale, and Brandon Sanderson.
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Harris, Charlaine : Midnight Crossroad
(Ace 978-0425263167, $9.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Midnight, Texas #1

(First edition: Ace, May 2014)

Fantasy novel, first of a trilogy, about the residents of a small Texas town, who have various paranormal powers.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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• The second book in the series, Day Shift, is due in hardcover May 5th.

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Higgins, Peter : Truth and Fear
(Orbit 978-0316219716, $16, 400pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015
Wolfhound Century #2

(First edition: Orbit, March 2014)

Alternate history novel, second in a series following Wolfhound Century (2012), set in an alternate Stalinist Russia.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function, and blurbs and quotes from reviews of the books.
• The third book in the series, Radiant State, is due in hardcover May 19th.

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Knight, E. E. : Baltic Gambit
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451414472, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Vampire Earth #11

(First edition: Roc, April 2014)

SF novel about human resistance to alien invaders, elevent in the “Vampire Earth” series following Way of the Wolf (2003), Choice of the Cat (2004), Tales of the Thunderbolt (2005), Valentine’s Rising (2005), Valentine’s Exile (2006), Valentine’s Resolve (2007), Fall with Honor (2008), Winter Duty (2009), March in Country (2011), and Appalachian Overthrow (2013).
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Kowal, Mary Robinette : Valour and Vanity
(Tor 978-0765334183, $16.99, 432pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Glamourist Histories #4

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Shades of Milk and Honey (2010), Glamour in Glass (2012), and Without a Summer (2013), set in a Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered essential for a lady of quality.
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Lindskold, Jane : Artemis Awakening
(Tor 978-0765370822, $8.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Artemis #1

(First edition: Tor, May 2014)

SF novel, first of a new series, about a distant pleasure planet rediscovered centuries after the Empire that built it has fallen.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “This is clearly just the beginning of the tale, but a major controntation provides a solid conclusion for the moment, and leaves more of this intriguing puzzle to be solved in future volumes.”
• The second book in the series, Artemis Invaded, is due in hardcover on June 30.

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Modesitt, L. E., Jr. : Cyador’s Heirs
(Tor 978-0765374783, $8.99, 736pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Recluce #17

(First edition: Tor, May 2014)

Fantasy novel, 17th book in the Saga of Recluce following Arms-Commander (2010), set a generation after the fall of Cyador.
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Varley, John : Dark Lightning
(Ace 978-0425274088, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Thunder and Lightning #-

(First edition: Ace, August 2014)

SF novel, fourth in a sequence of Heinleinian SF novels following Red Thunder (2003), Red Lightning (2006), and Rolling Thunder (2008). This book concerns a crisis aboard a starship heading for New Earth.
• Penguin’s site has this description. Varley’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “Your enthusiasm or distaste for Heinlein will completely determine your enjoyment of Varley’s homage. … most readers lacking the anti-Heinlein bias will encounter a swift, exciting, emotionally resonant tale with no small moral fallout involving a group of pioneers, neither unalloyed saints nor pure devils, seeking to carry humanity’s legacy to the stars.”

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