New in Paperback, November – December 2016

Dickinson, Seth : The Traitor Baru Cormorant
(Tor 978-0765380739, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016
Traitor #1

(First edition: Tor, September 2015)

Fantasy novel, first book of a trilogy and the author’s first novel, about a young woman who tries to liberate her people.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Duncan, Dave : Speak to the Devil
(Tor 978-0765363343, $9.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2016
Brothers Magnus #1

(First edition: Tor, June 2010)

Fantasy novel set in 15th-century Europe, that was followed by When the Saints (2011).
• Macmillan’s site has this description .
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Flint, Eric, & Andrew Dennis : 1635: A Parcel of Rogues
(Baen 978-1476781976, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016
The Ring of Fire #20

(First edition: Baen, January 2016)

Alternate history novel in the “Ring of Fire” series that began with Flint’s 1632 (2000), concerning 17th century European history as affected by West Virginians from the 20th century.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Kupari, Mike : Her Brother’s Keeper
(Baen 978-1476782010, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016

(First edition: Baen, November 2015)

SF novel, the author’s first solo novel, about a privateer who returns to her home planet after many years to help rescue her wayward brother.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Powers, Tim : Medusa’s Web
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0062262462, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Dec 2016
• SF Encyclopedia: Tim Powers

(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, January 2016)

Fantasy novel about a couple exploring a decaying Hollywood Hills mansion that hides a family secret from the era of silent film.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed the book in the February 2016 issue of Locus Magazine: “Powers manages to pull all the strings together in a satisfying way, but as appealing and vulnerable as Scott and Maddy might be, as ingeniously as the time-switches are worked out, his most resonant characters remain mostly offstage, and his most compelling mythic dimension is available mostly through glimpses rather than immersion.”

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Shea, Michael : The Extra
(Tor 978-0765363947, $8.99, 256pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2016

(First edition: Tor, February 2010)

Satiric near-future SF novel in which Hollywood filmmakers use expendable ‘extras’ in films where those who survive earn huge payoffs.
• It’s based on a 1987 story first published in F&SF, and according to the PW is the first of a trilogy.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Paul Witcover reviewed the book in the January 2010 issue of Locus Magazine: “The Extra is all about survival, violence, and vengeance. It is also impossible to put down.”

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Weis, Margaret, & Tracy Hickman : Doom of the Dragon
(Tor 978-0765359278, $9.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2016
Dragonships of Vindras #4

(First edition: Tor, January 2016)

Fantasy novel, fourth and final book in a series following Bones of the Dragon (2009), Secret of the Dragon (2010), and Rage of the Dragon (2012), about seagoing tribes (inspired by Viking and Norse mythology) who fight side by side with dragons and gods.
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Wolfe, Gene : A Borrowed Man
(Tor 978-0765381156, $16.99, 304pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Nov 2016

(First edition: Tor, October 2015)

SF novel in which clones of deceased writers live as personality uploads on library shelves.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed the book last year in Locus Magazine: “None of this background turns out to be arbitrary, of course, and the eventual solution to the mystery depends entirely on a rather bold SF concept which it would not be prudent to reveal here. I will say that it has something to do with one of those doors…”

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