Armstrong, Kelley :
No Humans Involved
(Bantam Spectra 978-0553588378, $6.99, 505pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Bantam Spectra, May 2007)
Supernatural fantasy novel, seventh in the "Women of the Otherworld" series following Bitten, Stolen, Dime Store Magic, Industrial Magic, Haunted, and Broken. In this book, a necromancer's attempt to raise the ghost of Marilyn Monroe reveals a cult of serial-killers who've murdered six children.
The next book in the series, Personal Demon, is due in April in hardcover.
Bantam's site has this description, and an excerpt.
The author's website has this page about the book, with a description and links to excerpts.
Bishop, Anne :
(Roc 978-0451461544, $7.99, 443pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Roc, March 2007)
Fantasy novel, sequel to Sebasian (2006), in which the world of Ephemera is threatened by the corrupting Eater of the World, and only Glorianna Belladonna can halt its influence.
The author's site has this page about the book, with front and back cover copy, links to reviews, and an excerpt.
Dickson, Gordon R., & David W. Wixon :
(Tor 978-0812521689, $7.99, 456pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Tor, March 2007)
SF novel in Dickson's Childe Cycle, completed after Dickson's death in 2001 by his assistant David W. Wixon, who worked 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 with an excerpt.
Wikipedia has an article about the Childe Cycle.
Duncan, Dave :
The Alchemist's Apprentice
(Ace 978-0441015757, $7.99, 313pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Ace, March 2007)
Fantasy novel, first in a new series about an alchemist and astrologer named Maestro Nostradamus in an alternate 17th-century Venice. The story is a whodunit about the murder of a man whose death Nostradamus had foretold.
The next book in the series, The Alchemist's Code, is due this month.
Faren Miller's review in Locus Magazine said: "While he certainly can skewer pompous characters and find other ways to make the reader laugh, Dave Duncan's wit shows a distinctive intelligence, a clear-eyed vision that's both irreverent and astute."
Duncan, Dave :
Mother of Lies
(Tor 978-0765353825, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Tor, May 2007)
Fantasy novel, second of a duology following Children of Chaos (2006), set on a dodecahedral world and concerning four children taken as hostages in a war, now reunited as adults by Liberators.
Tor's site has this description and an excerpt.
Duncan's website has a page for the Dodec Books, with links to reviews and a different excerpt.
Faren Miller, in her Locus Magazine review, noting the complexity of concept and points of view, said "It doesn't always make for easy reading, but it does help build up that sense of grit and ambiguity until what might have been a gamer's romp or one of fantasy's familiar morality plays feels almost like grim realism."
Feist, Raymond E. :
Into a Dark Realm
(Eos 978-0060792824, $7.99, 335pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: UK: HarperCollins Voyager, September 2006)
Fantasy novel, Book Two of the Darkwar Saga, following Flight of the Nighthawks (2006), set in the world of Midkemia, setting of Feist's earlier Riftwar series.
The third book in the series, Wrath of a Mad God, is due from Eos in April.
The HarperCollins Eos site has this description with its Browse Inside feature.
The author's site has this description and an excerpt.
Golden, Christopher :
The Boys Are Back in Town
(Bantam Spectra 978-0553586152, $6.99, 393pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Bantam, February 2004)
Dark fantasy novel about a man who discovers at his 10th annual high school reunion that his and his friends' memories have been altered.
Bantam's site has this description and an excerpt.
The author's site has this page for the book with a link to the first three chapters.
Golden, Christopher :
(Bantam Spectra 978-0553586169, $6.99, 351pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Bantam Spectra, April 2005)
Dark fantasy novel about a couple heading home from a Halloween party who give a young girl a life home, a girl who changes their lives.
Bantam's site has this description, with blurbs from Stephen King and Peter Straub, and this excerpt.
Hogan, James P. :
Echoes of an Alien Sky
(Baen 978-1416555322, $7.99, 408pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Baen, February 2007)
SF novel about colonists from Venus arriving on Earth, where they investigate the remains of the extinct race that once lived there.
Baen's Webscription site has this description, with links to several chapter excerpts.
The author's recently enhanced website has this page for the book, with links to pages of background, summary, and excerpts. The site's homepage quotes newspaper articles from the 1890s onward citing fears of global cooling, warming, cooling, and warming.
Hogan's next novel is Moon Flower, due in April.
Kenyon, Kay :
Bright of the Sky
(Pyr 978-1591026013, $15, 453pp, trade paperback, February 2008)
(First edition: Pyr, April 2007)
Far-future SF novel, first in a new series of four novels, "The Entire and the Rose", about a star pilot from Earth whose contact with the Universe Entire erases his memory and leaves his family presumed dead.
The next book in the series, A World Too Near, is due in April.
Pyr's site has a description and an excerpt.
The author's site has this page about the series, with quick summaries and excerpts of the two books so far.
The novel has appeared on several best-of-2007 lists, and was ranked #1 by SF Site's Greg Johnson.
McCaffrey, Anne, & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough :
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0345470058, $7.99, 293pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, January 2007)
SF novel, second in the "Twins of Petaybee" trilogy following Changelings (2005), about telepathic selkie twins who help rescue endangered species.
The third book in the series, Deluge, is just out in hardcover.
Del Rey's site has a description and excerpt.
Modesitt, L. E., Jr. :
The Elysium Commission
(Tor 978-0765356543, $7.99, 356pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Tor, February 2007)
SF novel, not part of any previous series, set on the politically unstable planet Devanta, where a private investigator's several cases lead to the discovery of a scientist's creation of an independent universe.
Tor's website has this page for the book, with a description and an excerpt.
Modisitt's new website has the same description.
Ringo, John, & Travis Taylor :
Von Neumann's War
(Baen 978-1416555308, $7.99, 522pp, mass market paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Baen, August 2006)
SF novel, first in a new series, about an invasion of self-replicating probes that turns Mars from red to gray, presumably using it as a staging ground before attacking Earth.
Baen's websubscription.net site has this description -- "a new saga of invasion, resistance and heroism!" -- and links to several chapters.
Watts, Peter :
(Tor 978-0765319647, $14.95, 384pp, trade paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: Tor, October 2006)
Hard SF novel about the discovery of a mysterious alien artifact beyond the edge of the solar system.
The novel was a 2007 Hugo Award finalist for best novel and was also a finalist for the John W. Campbell and Locus Awards.
Tor's site has this description with an excerpt.
Watts' website Rifters.com has this description with an executive summary and a morphology of the ship Theseus.
Williams, Tad :
(DAW 978-0756404710, $15.95, 656pp, trade paperback, March 2008)
(First edition: DAW, March 2007)
Fantasy novel, second of a trilogy following Shadowmarch (2004), about conflict between humans and a race of fairy folk called the Qar.
The author's recently re-engineered website has this page for the book, with a description, excerpt, and gallery of cover designs.