New in Paperback: October – November 2016

Bujold, Lois McMaster : Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
(Baen 978-1476781891, $16, 352pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016
Vorkosigan Saga #17

(First edition: Baen, February 2016)

SF novel in Bujold’s long-running Vorkosigan Saga, concerning Cordelia Vorkosigan three years after the death of her husband.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Christopher, Adam : Made to Kill
(Tor 978-0765379191, $15.99, 240pp, trade paperback, September 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Oct 2016
L.A. Trilogy #1

(First edition: Tor, November 2015)

SF novel, first of a trilogy, about the world’s last robot, a former private investigator now turned hit-man.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The second book, Killing Is My Business, is due in July 2017.

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Drake, David : Air and Darkness
(Tor 978-0765360489, $8.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Oct 2016
Books of the Elements #4

(First edition: Tor, November 2015)

Fantasy novel, last in a four book sequence following The Legions of Fire (2010), Out of the Waters (2011), and Monsters of the Earth (2013)
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Forstchen, William R. : Pillar to the Sky
(Tor 978-0765369871, $9.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016

(First edition: Tor, February 2014)

Near-future SF novel about the construction of a space elevator.
• This is the first novel in a partnership between Tor/Forge and NASA, NASA Inspired Workd of Fiction, to promote science and technology.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Gilman, Laura Anne : Silver on the Road
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481429696, $15.99, 416pp, trade paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Oct 2016
Devil’s West #1

(First edition: Simon & Schuster/Saga Press, October 2015)

Historical fantasy novel, first in a series, about a young woman in the American west who goes to work for the devil.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The next book, The Cold Eye, is due in January.

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Goonan, Kathleen Ann : This Shared Dream
(Tor 978-0765352101, $9.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Oct 2016
In War Times #2

(First edition: Tor, July 2011)

SF alternate history novel, sequel to In War Times (2007, winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award), in which the three children of Sam and Bette Dance deal with memories of the reality that existed before their parents disappeared.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed in Locus Magazine back in 2011, concluding “…the result is a rare novel that combines a darkly realistic vision of history with a dose of classic SF optimism about the fixability of the future.”

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Herbert, Frank : The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert
(Tor 978-0765336972, $22.99, 704pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Nov 2016

(First edition: Tor, November 2014)

Collection of 37 stories first published from 1952 to 1979, plus one story original to this book.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.

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Liu, Ken : The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481424363, $15.99, 464pp, trade paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Oct 2016

(First edition: Simon & Schuster/Saga Press, March 2016)

Collection of 15 stories, including one story original to this volume, and all the author’s award-nominated and -winning stories to date.
• Titles include “Mono No Aware”, “All the Glavors”, “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary”, and the title story.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview function.

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Marillier, Juliet : Tower of Thorns
(Roc 978-0451467027, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Oct 2016
Blackthorn & Grim #2

(First edition: Roc, November 2015)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Dreamer’s Pool (2014), about a magical healer who has escaped prison, and her former prison mate.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The third volume, Den of Wolves, was just published in hardcover.

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Modesitt, L. E., Jr. : Solar Express
(Tor 978-0765381965, $9.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Oct 2016

(First edition: Tor, November 2015)

SF novel about a race between nations on Earth to study an alien artifact from outer space heading toward the sun.
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Toner, Tom : The Promise of the Child
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808552, $16.99, 484pp, trade paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Oct 2016
Amaranthine Spectrum #1

(First edition: Skyhorse/Night Shade, September 2015)

SF novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, set among post-human worlds in the 147th century.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with quotes from reviews and blurbs from Karl Schroeder, Adam Roberts, and others.
• The next volume, The Weight of the World, is due in January.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online last year: “Now, I think, you can safely add the name Tom Toner to that list of space opera revolutionaries. With The Promise of the Child, subtitled “Volume One of the Amaranthine Spectrum,” this debut author has gifted us with a space opera of surpassing gracefulness, depth, complexity and, well, all-round weirdness.”

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Valente, Catherynne M. : Radiance
(Tor 978-0765335302, $14.99, 432pp, trade paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Oct 2016

(First edition: Tor, October 2015)

Alternate history SF novel (the author’s first SF novel) set in a solar system derived from classic science fiction, concerning a documentary filmmaker in Hollywood when talking movies are still rare.
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Van Name, Mark : Onward, Drake!
(Baen 978-1476781969, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Oct 2016

(First edition: Baen, October 2015)

Anthology of original stories and essays in honor of David Drake, who is guest of honor at the 2015 World Fantasy Convention.
• Contributors include Gene Wolfe, Barry N. Malzberg, Cecelia Holland, and S.M. Stirling.
• Baen’s site has this description with the table of contents and links to several chapters.

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