New in Paperback, January

Cook, Glen : Working God’s Mischief
(Tor 978-0765379269, $8.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, January 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Dec 2014
• Instrumentalities of the Night #4

(First edition: Tor, March 2014)

Fantasy novel, fourth volume of the “Instrumentalities of the Night” following The Tyranny of the Night (2005), Lord of the Silent Kingdom (2007), and Surrender to the Will of the Night (2010), concerning political and religious ...Read More

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New in Paperback, December

Bornikova, Phillipa : Box Office Poison
(Tor 978-0765365569, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, December 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Nov 2014
• Linnet Ellery #2

(First edition: Tor, August 2013)

Urban fantasy novel, second of a series after This Case Is Gonna Kill Me (2012), about a human lawyer in a world run by vampires, werewolves, and elves.
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New in Paperback, November

Anthony, Piers : Esrever Doom
(Tor 978-0765366887, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, November 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
• Xanth #37

(First edition: Tor, October 2013)

Humorous fantasy novel, 37th in the popular, pun-filled “Xanth” series, following Luck of the Draw (2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New in Paperback: September-October

Campbell, Jack : The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield
(Ace 978-0425263716, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
• The Lost Stars #2

(First edition: Ace, October 2013)

Military SF novel, second in a new sequence related to his “Lost Fleet” series, following The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight (2012), set on the Syndicate World of Midway.
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New in Paperback, September

Brust, Steven, & Skyler White : The Incrementalists
(Tor 978-0765334237, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, September 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Aug 2014

(First edition: Tor, September 2013)

Urban fantasy novel about a secret society whose members have worked for 40,000 years to make the world better.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt, video trailer, and blurbs from John Scalzi, Neil Gaiman, and others.
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New in Paperback, August

Barker, Emily Croy : The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic
(Penguin 978-0143125679, $16, 576pp, trade paperback, August 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Jul 2014

(First edition: Viking, August 2013)

Fantasy novel, the journalist author’s first novel, about a woman who escapes into a fantasy world.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New in Paperback, July

Bova, Ben : New Earth
(Tor 978-0765368072, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
• The Grand Tour #-

(First edition: Tor, July 2013)

Hard SF novel, latest in the Grand Tour sequence and follow-up to 2012’s Farside, about an expedition sent to explore a newly discovered Earthlike planet.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New in Paperback, June

Ambrose, E. C. : Elisha Barber
(DAW 978-0756408367, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, June 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jun 2014
• Dark Apostle #1

(First edition: DAW, July 2013)

Fantasy novel, first of a series, about witchcraft in 14th century England.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The second book in the series, Elisha Magus, is due in hardcover July 1st.

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New in Paperback, May

Campbell, Jack : The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Guardian
(Ace 978-0425260517, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, May 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Apr 2014
• The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier #3

(First edition: Ace, May 2013)

Military SF novel, third in the series following Dreadnaught (2011), Invicible (2012), and six earlier books in the “Lost Fleet” series.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The ...Read More

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New in Paperback, April

Cherryh, C. J. : Protector
(DAW 978-0-7564-0853-4, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Apr 2014
• Foreigner #14

(First edition: DAW, April 2013)

SF novel, 13th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), and Intruder (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description, with an excerpt.

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New in Paperback, March

Adams, Cat : The Eldritch Conspiracy
(Tor 978-0-7653-6716-7, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, March 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Feb 2014
• Blood Song #5

(First edition: Tor, January 2013)

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Blood Song (June 2010), Siren Song (Oct 2010), Demon Song (2011), and The Isis Collar 2012), about a bodyguard who is transformed into an Abomination, something neither human nor vampire. ...Read More

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New in Paperback, February

Atkinson, Kate : Life After Life
(Back Bay Books 978-0316176491, $18, 560pp, trade paperback, January 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jan 2014

(First edition: Little Brown/Reagan Arthur Books, April 2013)

Literary fantasy novel about a girl born in 1910 who repeatedly dies and is born again.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The book has been on many Best-of-2013 lists, and this ...Read More

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New in Paperback, January

Bova, Ben : Farside
(Tor 978-0-7653-6359-6, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, January 2014)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Dec 2013

(First edition: Tor, February 2013)

SF novel about an observatory on the farside of the Moon being built to investigate a newly discovered Earth-like planet 30 light years away.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function also provides a preview.

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New in Paperback, November to December

Benford, Gregory, & Larry Niven : Bowl of Heaven
(Tor 978-0-7653-6646-7, $8.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, December 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Nov 2013
• Bowl #1

(First edition: Tor, October 2012)

Hard SF novel, first book of a duology, about explorers who discover a huge bowl-shaped object that half-encircles its star.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The second volume, Shipstar, is ...Read More

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New in Paperback, October to November

Brett, Peter V. : The Daylight War
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-52415-7, $7.99, 704pp, mass market paperback, November 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Sep 2013
• The Demon Cycle #3

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, February 2013)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Warded Man (2009) (aka The Painted Man in the UK), and The Desert Spear (2010), about desert tribes preyed upon by night demons.
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New in Paperback, late September to mid-October

Abercrombie, Joe : Red Country
(Orbit 978-0-316-18720-6, $16, 480pp, trade paperback, October 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Oct 2013

(First edition: UK: Orion/Gollancz, October 2012)

Sword and sorcery fantasy novel set the world of his “First Law” trilogy (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged, and The Last Argument of Kings) and The Heroes (2011), about a young woman in pursuit of a killer ...Read More

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New in Paperback, late August to mid-September

Banks, Iain M. : The Hydrogen Sonata
(Orbit 978-0-316-21236-6, $17, 529pp, trade paperback, September 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Sep 2013
• Culture #10

(First edition: Orbit US, October 2012)

Far future SF novel set in the author’s Culture, 10th book in the sequence following 2010’s Surface Detail.
• It’s about the Gzilt civilization, one of the founding societies of the Culture, now ready to elevate themselves ...Read More

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New in Paperback, late July to mid August

Canavan, Trudi : The Traitor Queen
(Orbit 978-0-316-03790-7, $8, 576pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jul 2013
• Traitor Spy #3

(First edition: Orbit, August 2012)

Fantasy novel, third in the “Traitor Spy” trilogy following The Ambassador’s Mission (2010) and The Rogue (2011).
• Orbit’s site has a post by the author about writing the series.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview. ...Read More

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New in Paperback, July

Anderson, Taylor : Iron Gray Sea
(Roc 978-0-451-41423-6, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
• Destroyermen #7

(First edition: Roc, July 2012)

Alternate history SF novel, seventh in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, and Firestorm, about a World War II US battleship transported back in time to ...Read More

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New in Paperback, June

Barry, Kevin : City of Bohane
(Graywolf Press 978-1-55597-645-3, $15, 304pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jun 2013

Literary SF novel, first published by Jonathan Cape in the UK in 2011, then by Graywolf Press in the US March 2012, set in a city on the west coast of Ireland forty years in the future.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt. ...Read More

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New in Paperback, May

Bacigalupi, Paolo : The Drowned Cities
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-05622-9, $11, 434pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
• Ship Breaker #2

(First edition: Little, Brown, May 2012)

Young adult SF novel, a companion novel to Ship Breaker (2010), set in an apocalyptic future in which two kids, Mahlia and Mouse, escape the drowned city of Washington DC to the jungle outskirts ravaged by endless ...Read More

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New in Paperback: April

Black, Holly : Black Heart
(McElderry 978-1442403475, $9.99, 320pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Apr 2013
• Curse Workers #3

(First edition: Simon & Schuster/McElderry, April 2012)

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following The White Cat (2010) and Red Glove (2011), about a family of illegal curse workers.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a “Browse Inside” function.
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New in Paperback: February-March

Bishop, Anne : Bridge of Dreams
(Roc 978-0-451-46473-6, $7.99, 480pp, mass market paperback, March 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Mar 2013
• Ephemera #3

(First edition: Roc, March 2012)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Sebastian (2006) and Belladonna (2007), about the world of Ephemera.
• The author’s site has this page about the book, with a link to an excerpt.

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New in Paperback, February

Adams, John Joseph, ed. : Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom
(Simon & Schuster 978-1442420304, $9.99, 368pp, trade paperback, February 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Feb 2013

(First edition: Simon & Schuster, February 2012)

Anthology of 14 original stories inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom novels.
• Contributors include Peter S. Beagle, Theodora Goss, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Genevieve Valentine, S.M. Stirling, Catherynne M. Valente, ...Read More

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New in Paperback, January

Ahmed, Saladin : Throne of the Crescent Moon
(DAW 978-0-7564-0778-0, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, January 2013)
• Nominal Publication Date: Mon 31 Dec 2012
• Crescent Moon Kingdoms #1

(First edition: DAW, February 2012)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first book in the “Crescent Moon Kingdoms” series, set in a quasi–Middle Eastern city.
• The author’s site has this description with a Chapter One excerpt and a ...Read More

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New in Paperback, December

Bova, Ben : Power Play
(Tor 978-0765357236, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, December 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Nov 2012

(First edition: Tor, January 2012)

SF novel about an astronomer recruited by a senatorial candidate to develop MHD, magnetohydrodynamics, as a cheaper alternative to nuclear power.
• Tor’s site has this description with a PDF excerpt.
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New in Paperback, November

Asaro, Catherine : Carnelians
(Baen 978-1-4516-3849-3, $7.99, 560pp, mass market paperback, November 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Oct 2012
• Skolian Empire #14

(First edition: Baen, October 2011)

SF novel, 14th in the author’s long-running Skolian Saga, following Diamond Star (2009).
• Baen’s site’ has this description, with links to several chapters.

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New in Paperback, October

Atwood, Margaret : In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination
(Random House/Anchor 978-0307741769, $15.95, 272pp, trade paperback, October 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Aug 2012

(First edition: Doubleday/Talese, October 2011)

Nonfiction collection of 20 or so essays, reviews, and occasional pieces, all previously published or delivered as speeches, revolving around Atwood’s own relationship with SF over the course of her career.
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New in Paperback, September

Anthony, Piers : Well-Tempered Clavicle
(Tor 978-0-7653-6686-3, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, September 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Aug 2012
• Xanth #35

(First edition: Tor, October 2011)

Humorous fantasy novel, 35th in the popular, pun-filled “Xanth” series, following Knott Gneiss (2010).
• Tor’s website has this description of the book with a link to a PDF excerpt.

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New in Paperback, August

Butcher, Jim : Ghost Story
(Roc 978-0-451-46407-1, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, August 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Aug 2012
• Dresden Files #13

(First edition: Roc, August 2011)

Fantasy novel, thirteenth in the “Dresden Chronicles” about crime-solving wizard Harry Dresden in Chicago, following Changes (2010).
• The author’s website has this page about the book, with a video and links (in the drop down menus) to ...Read More

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New in Paperback, July

Anderson, Kevin J. : The Key to Creation
(Orbit 978-0-316-00424-4, $7.99, 784pp, mass market paperback, July 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jun 2012
• Terra Incognita #3

(First edition: Orbit, July 2011)

Epic fantasy novel, third in the “Terra Incognita” series following The Edge of the World (2009) and The Map of All Things (2010), about a religious war between two kingdoms as they explore unknown continents on ...Read More

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