New in Paperback, September

Briggs, Patricia : Shifting Shadows
(Ace 978-0425265017, $16, 464pp, trade paperback, September 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Sep 2015
Mercy Thompson #-

(First edition: Ace, September 2014)

Collection of 10 stories, subtitled “Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson”. Four stories are original to this book.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed last year in Locus Magazine: “All together, it’s a highly entertaining read, and though most likely to interest fans of the series, most of the stories standalone enough to be of interest to urban fantasy fans in general.”

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Carey, Jacqueline : Poison Fruit
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451470164, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, September 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Sep 2015
Agent of Hel #3

(First edition: Roc, October 2014)

Contemporary fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Dark Currents (2012) and Autumn Bones (2013), set in a small midwestern town visited both by humans and by various supernatural entities.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Hirshberg, Glen : Motherless Child
(Tor 978-0765370990, $7.99, 272pp, mass market paperback, September 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Sep 2015

(First edition: Earthling, December 2012)

Vampire novel, first of a trilogy, about two North Carolina single mothers who are turned into vampires.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review, calling it a ””blockbuster narrative”‘, and concluding, “”The clash of human and vampire worlds in the tumultuous final showdown presents a satisfying, startling, conclusion and infuses this work with both literary and genre merit.”‘

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Spencer, Wen : Wood Sprites
(Baen 978-1476780788, $7.99, 688pp, mass market paperback, September 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Aug 2015
Elfhome #4

(First edition: Baen, September 2014)

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Tinker (2003), Wolf Who Rules (2006), and Elfhome (2012), in which near-future Pittsburgh borders the land of the elves.
• Baen’s site has a description and links to several chapters.

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Stirling, S. M. : The Golden Princess
(Roc 978-0451417343, $9.99, 560pp, mass market paperback, September 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Sep 2015
Change #8

(First edition: Roc, September 2014)

Alternate history SF novel, eighth in the “Change” or “Emberverse” series following The Sunrise Lands (2007), The Scourge of God (2008), The Sword of the Lady (2009), The High King of Montival (2010), The Tears of the Sun (2011), Lord of Mountains (2012), and The Given Sacrifice (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Stirling’s official website has this description with links to 10 sample chapters.

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Weber, David, & Timothy Zahn : A Call to Duty
(Baen 978-1476780818, $15, 400pp, trade paperback, September 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Sep 2015
Manticore Ascendant #1

(First edition: Baen, October 2014)

Military SF novel, first book of a new series set in Weber’s Honorverse.
• Baen’s site has this description (click the ‘back’ link once to get there) with links to several chapters.

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Williams, Tad : Sleeping Late on Judgement Day
(DAW 978-0756409876, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, September 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Sep 2015
Bobby Dollar #3

(First edition: DAW, September 2014)

Fantasy novel, third book in a series following The Dirty Streets of Heaven (2012) and Happy Hour in Hell (2013), about an angel on Earth who helps souls caught between Heaven and Hell.
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