New in Paperback, November 2015

Belcher, R. S. : The Shotgun Arcana
(Tor 978-0765374592, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, October 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Oct 2015
Six-Gun Tarot #2

(First edition: Tor, October 2014)

Historical fantasy novel, follow-up to The Six-Gun Tarot (2013), set in a Nevada town in 1870.
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Bernobich, Beth : Allegiance
(Tor 978-0765377685, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, October 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Oct 2015
River of Souls #3

(First edition: Tor, October 2013)

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Passion Play (2010) and Queen’s Hunt (2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Card, Orson Scott : Visitors
(Simon Pulse 978-1416991816, $12.99, 608pp, trade paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Nov 2015
Pathfinder #3

(First edition: Simon Pulse, November 2014)

Young adult novel, third in a trilogy following Pathfinder (2010) and Ruins (2012), about a boy, Rigg, who discovers he has the power not only to see the past, but to change it.
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Carroll, Jonathan : Bathing the Lion
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1250078353, $15.99, 288pp, trade paperback, October 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Nov 2015

(First edition: St. Martin’s, October 2014)

Contemporary fantasy novel in which five people in a New England town all dream the same dream.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe’s review from the October 2014 issue of Locus Magazine is posted here: “Carroll’s familiar themes of love, regret, memory, and – well – dogs, are as fully realized here as in any of his novels, and even when his wisdom sounds disarmingly simple or even sentimental, he seems to genuinely wish well for his characters and for us.”

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Czerneda, Julie E. : A Play of Shadow
(DAW 978-0756408329, $7.99, 592pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Nov 2015
Night’s Edge #2

(First edition: DAW, November 2014)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following A Turn of Light (2013), about a pioneer town that overlaps into a magical world called the Verge.
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Gaiman, Neil : Trigger Warning
(Harpercollins/Morrow 978-0062330321, $16.99, 368pp, trade paperback, October 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Oct 2015

(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, February 2015)

Collection of 24 stories, published since 2004. One story, “Black Dog”, about the protagonist of American Gods, is original to this volume.
• Titles include Locus Award winners “An Invocation of Incuriosit”, “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains”, “The Thing About Cassandra”, “The Case of Death and Honey”, and “The Sleeper and the Spindle”.
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Hair, David : The Scarlet Tides
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1623656386, $9.99, 688pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Nov 2015
Moontide Quartet #2

(First edition: UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, October 2013)

US edition of fantasy novel, second in a series following Mage’s Blood, about war between two continents.
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Huff, Tanya : The Future Falls
(Daw 978-0756407544, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Nov 2015
Enchantment Emporium #3

(First edition: DAW, November 2014)

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following The Enchantment Emporium (2009) and The Wild Ways (2011), about a member of the Gale family who is a Wild Power.
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Jackson, D. B. : A Plunder of Souls
(Tor 978-0765338426, $16.99, 336pp, trade paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Nov 2015
Thieftaker Chronicles #3

(First edition: Tor, July 2014)

Historical fantasy, third in a series following Thieftaker (2012) and Thieves’ Quarry (2013), about Ethan Kaille, a conjurer in pre-revolutionary Boston who casts spells to solve crimes.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Jackson is a pseudonym for David B. Coe.

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Koontz, Dean : Saint Odd
(Bantam 978-0345545893, $9.99, 480pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Nov 2015
Odd Thomas #7

(First edition: Bantam, January 2015)

Horror novel, seventh and final book in a series following Odd Thomas (2003), Forever Odd (2005), Brother Odd (2006), Odd Hours (2008), Odd Apocalypse (2012), and Deeply Odd (2013), about a young man who can see spirits of the dead.
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Marillier, Juliet : Dreamer’s Pool
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451467003, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Nov 2015
Blackthorn & Grim #1

(First edition: Roc, November 2014)

Fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a magical healer who has escaped prison, and her former prison mate.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The second book in the series, Tower of Thorns, just appeared in hardcover.

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McDevitt, Jack : Coming Home
(Ace 978-0425260883, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Oct 2015
Alex Benedict #7

(First edition: Ace, November 2014)

SF novel concerning interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his assistant Chase Kolpath, seventh in the series following A Talent for War (1989), Polaris (2004), Nebula Award winner Seeker (2005), The Devil’s Eye (2008), Echo (2010), and Firebird (2011).
• This book concerns a cache of artifacts from the early space age.
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Modesitt, L. E., Jr. : Heritage of Cyador
(Tor 978-0765381903, $9.99, 640pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Nov 2015
Recluce #18

(First edition: Tor, November 2014)

Fantasy novel, 18th book in the Saga of Recluce following Arms-Commander (2010) and Cyador’s Heirs (May 2014), set a generation after the fall of Cyador.
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Shinn, Sharon : The Turning Season
(Ace 978-0425261705, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Oct 2015
Shifting Circle #3

(First edition: Ace, November 2014)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Shape of Desire (April 2012) and Still Life with Shape-shifter , about a women who keeps her lover’s shape-shifting identity from family and friends.
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Torgersen, Brad R. : The Chaplain’s War
(Baen 978-1476781044, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Oct 2015
Chaplain’s War #1

(First edition: Baen, October 2014)

Military SF novel, the author’s first novel and first book in a series, about a chaplain on a ship fighting mantis cyborgs. It incorporates two previously published stories, “The Chaplain’s Assistant” and “The Chaplain’s Legacy”.
• Baen’s site has this description (click the ‘back’ link from this page) with links to an author’s note and several chapters.

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Weber, David, & Eric Flint : Cauldron of Ghosts
(Baen 978-1476781006, $8.99, 848pp, mass market paperback, November 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Oct 2015
Crown of Slaves #3

(First edition: Baen, April 2014)

SF novel, third in a series set in Weber’s “Honorverse” following Crown of Slaves (2003) and Torch of Freedom (2009), set on the liberated slave planet of Torch.
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