Cooper, Brenda :
The Silver Ship and the Sea
(Tor 978-0-765-31597-7, $25.95, 396pp, hardcover, March 2007, jacket art Stephan Martiniere)
SF novel, the author's first solo novel (following Building Harlequin's Moon with Larry Niven), about bioengineered children who arrive in a silver spaceship on a colony planet that abhores genetic engineering.
Tor's recently refurbished website has this description.
The author's website has a blog and a bibliography.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review.
Dickson, Gordon R., & David W. Wixon :
(Tor 978-0-312-85388-4, $27.95, 429pp, hardcover, March 2007, jacket art Volkan Baga)
SF novel in Dickson's Childe Cycle, completed after Dickson's death in 2001 by his assistant David W. Wixon working from extensive notes left by Dickson. It concerns the mutant Bleys Ahrens, continuing the story begun in previous novels Young Bleys (1991) and Other (1994).
Tor's website has this description.
Wikipedia has an article about the Childe Cycle.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "In Wixon's hands, Dickson's journalistic style becomes long stretches of exposition punctuated by disaster. SF readers who have come to care about Bleys may be unable to turn away from his slow moral decline; newcomers are unlikely to be captivated by it."
Haldeman, Joe, & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. :
Future Weapons of War
(Baen 1-4165-2112-7, $24, 271pp, hardcover, March 2007, cover painting David Mattingly)
Anthology of 12 original stories about future wars. Contributors include Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Geoffrey A. Landis, Paul J. McAuley, Mark L. Van Name, Michael A. Burstein, L.E. Modesitt Jr., William H. Keith, Michael Z. Williamson, and Brian Stableford.
Baen's Webscription website has this description, with Haldeman's introduction and links to several stories.
Amazon has the book description: "A volume of visions of future wars, fought with weapons out of nightmare, by today's top writers of military science fiction, as well as some writers who are not usually associated with military SF..."
Harrison, Kim :
For a Few Demons More
(Eos 978-0-06-078838-4, $21.95, 456pp, hardcover, March 2007, jacket illustration Larry Rostant)
Humorous dark fantasy novel, fifth in the series about Rachel Morgan, following Dead Witch Walking and The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, Every Which Way but Dead, and A Fistful of Charms (2006). This volume, the first to appear in hardcover, concerns demons trying to steal an ancient artifact in Rachel's possession, and serial killer.
Eos' website has this description and a text excerpt.
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly review: "Action-packed and full of Rachel's persistent erotic ruminations, this titillating tale includes a shocking finale that will leave fans panting for the next installment in the Hollows series."
Hopkinson, Nalo :
The New Moon's Arms
(Warner 978-0-446-57691-8, $23.99, 323pp, hardcover, February 2007)
Fantasy, magical realist novel about Calamity, a Caribbean woman in her 50s, who regains a power from her childhood to recover lost things -- including an abandoned young boy.
Warner's site has this description and an excerpt.
Amazon has posts by the author, the Publishers Weekly review -- "Calamity proves emotionally adroit and winningly frank in a variety of situations (the men in her life have a preponderance of issues), and Hopkinson (The Salt Roads) gives her story a sassy, loving touch." -- and the Washington Post Book World review by Jennifer Howard.
Both Gary K. Wolfe and Faren Miller review the book in the March issue of Locus Magazine; Wolfe says "though perhaps less spectacular in its pyrotechnics than her earlier novels, and perhaps more conventional in its structure, it's the most mature and unified novel Hopkinson has yet produced."
Kirchhoff, Michael :
(iUniverse 0-595-41104-5, $19.95, 317pp, trade paperback, February 2007)
Science fiction novel about two alien races, the Imminent and the Zeastians, who arrive on Earth to wage war.
"Hilarious and horrifying, Imminent is a story of murder, philosophy, friendship, and strange dietary preferences."
The book has this website, with a description.
Amazon has the description, and reader reviews.
Lukyanenko, Sergei :
(Hyperion/Miramax 978-1-4013-6020-7, $13.95, 453pp, trade paperback, March 2007) First US edition (UK: Heinemann, January 2007)
Horror novel, second volume in a trilogy first published in Russian, following Night Watch (US edition 2006), and opposing supernatural groups trying to improve and exploit the world. Both books have been made into films; Claude Lalumière reviewed the first for Locus Online, which the second opens in June.
The author has this official website and a Wikipedia entry.
Sci Fi Weekly posted this review by A.M. Dellamonica
Amazon has the Publishers Weekly: "The plot centers on the ramifications of their romance and the theft of Fafnir's Talon, a powerful artifact whose provenance is linked to the legendary Ring of the Nibelungs. Though the artifact conceit is less well developed than that of the truth-telling instrument in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, the fast-paced story augurs well for the last installment."
Anthology of 25 original stories and poems.
Andrew McKie's introduction says "The purpose of the stories and the poems in this book is to glorify terrorism. More specifically, they attempt to break the law proposed by the British Government designed to outlaw anything which might be read or interpreted as that."
Contributors include Jo Walton, Ian Watson, Ken MacLeod, Gwyneth Jones, Adam Roberts, Hal Duncan, Lavie Tidhar, Suzette Haden Elgin, and Charles Stross.
Boing Boing has this post about the book.
The publisher's site has this page about the book -- "an anthology of sf short stories written in protest of the Terrorism Act" -- with a link to the PDF press release.
Available from Amazon UK via this link.
Nick Gevers reviews it in the upcoming April issue of Locus Magazine, citing stories by MacLeod, Stross, Duncan, and others as stand-outs.
Picano, Felice :
Tales: From a Distant Planet
(French Connection Press 2-914853-05-x, $18.75, 245pp, trade paperback, January 2006, cover illustration T. Pyle)
Collection of 7 SF/fantasy stories, only one, "One Way Out", previously published (in New Terrors #2, 1980), five others written over the past three decades but unpublished, and one, novella "Ingoldsby", written for this book.
The publisher's website has this description; "People of different epochs experience fragile encounters and love affairs in the novella Ingoldsby, a very different, almost Noel Coward-comedy, time-travel story. Future interplanetary explorers find themselves caught up in a seductively dangerous planet in Food for Thought. And our future cosmic civilization traces back to its roots within the ruins of an unknown, extinct species in The Secret of the Abandoned Monument. ..."
The author's website has the descriptions of this and earlier books.
Resnick, Mike, ed. :
Nebula Awards Showcase 2007
(Roc 978-0-451-46134-6, $15.95, 389pp, trade paperback, March 2007)
Anthology of winners and runners-up for the Nebula Awards presented in 2006 for works first published in 2004 and 2005.
Contents include winning stories "Magic for Beginners" by Kelly Link, "The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link, and "I Live With You" by Carol Emshwiller, plus an excerpt from winning novel Camouflage by Joe Haldeman.
Also included are nominated stories by Dale Bailey, Anne Harris, Robert J. Sawyer, Nancy Kress, and James Patrick Kelly.
There are also essays about the Andre Norton Award, by Josepha Sherman; short fiction publishing, by Ben Bova, Ellen Datlow, Bill Fawcett, and Martin H. Greenberg; why the Nebulas matter, by Jack McDevitt; genre boundaries, by Catherine Asaro; Canadian SF, by Robert J. Sawyer; cover art, by John Picacio; small presses, by Lou Anders; how the field is evolving, by Kevin J. Anderson -- about which editor Resnick says "I think it may be the most important article to appear in a Nebula anthology"; and a tribute to Grand Master Harlan Ellison by Barry N. Malzberg.
The book also includes Rhysling Awards winning poems by Tim Pratt and Greg Beatty, and Grand Master Harlan Ellison's novella "The Resurgence of Miss Ankle-Strap Wedgie" from 1968.
Ward, Jean Marie, & Teri Smith :
With Nine You Get Vanyr
(Samhain Publishing 1-59998-360-5, $17, 348pp, trade paperback, February 2007)
Fantasy novel about nine fan girls at Dragon*Con in Atlanta who are transported into the world that inspired their favorite TV series -- "a world without change, frozen in a time of magic and superstition, where the immortal sons of the goddess Reyah fight a never-ending war."
The publisher's website has this description and an excerpt.
Amazon has a five-star review by Harriet Klausner.
Weber, David, & Linda Evans :
Hell Hath No Fury
(Baen 1-416-52101-1, $26, 498pp, hardcover, March 2007, cover by Kurt Miller)
Fantasy novel, second in the "Multiverse" series following Hell's Gate (2006), about a network of parallel Earths and a portal that links them. This book involves conflict between two civilizations, one magical, the other technological
Baen's Webscription site has this description with links to 9 chapters.
Amazon has several reader reviews, one exploring the plot's historical parallels in detail.