New Books, 15 December 2015

* Allen, Mike, & Anita Allen, eds. : Mythic Delirium, Vol. 2
(Mythic Delirium 978-0-9889124-5-8, $14.95, trade paperback, December 2015, cover art Galen Dara)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 7 Dec 2015

Anthology of stories and poems reprinted from the second year of online ‘zine Mythic Delirium.
• Authors include Jane Yolen, Rose Lemberg, Margo Lanagan, Sonya Taaffe, Geoffrey A. Landis, and C.S. MacCath.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review says “The brilliant and the bland run side-by-side in the Allens’ second collection of strange tales.”

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+ Fowler, Christopher : Bryant & May and the Burning Man
(Bantam 978-0345547682, $26, 416pp, hardcover, December 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Dec 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780345547699
Bryant & May #12

First US edition (UK: Transworld/Doubleday UK, March 2015)

Supernatural crime novel, twelfth in a series about detectives Bryant and May that began with Full Dark House (2004).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this descriptrion with a preview function.

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* Guran, Paula, ed. : Warrior Women
(Prime Books 978-1-60701-458-4, $15.95, 384pp, trade paperback, December 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Dec 2015

Anthology of 24 reprinted stories about women fighters.
• Authors include Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, Kin Liu, George R.R. Martin, and Robert Reed.
• Prime’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Each story contains strength and compassion, even when the personal cost is high. The depictions of battle and trauma are rarely graphic, but they’re as hard-hitting as the subject demands. This is a truly impressive accomplishment for Guran and her contributors.”

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* Knight, Julia : Warlords and Wastrels
(Orbit 978-0316375030, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, December 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Dec 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316375023
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478960683
The Duelists Trilogy #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Swords and Scoundrels (Oct. 2015) and Legends and Liars (Nov. 2015), about brother and sister duelists who are thrown out of the Duelist’s Guild.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a starred review: “Beautifully crafted action scenes blend intimately with strong emotion and realistic characters. Told from several viewpoints and punctuated by flashbacks, the shifting narration serves to paint a well-rounded picture filled with fascinating surprises and unforeseen twists.”

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