New in Paperback, June

Aiken, Joan : The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories
(Small Beer Press/Big Mouth House 9781931520829, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, April 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Mon 30 Apr 2012

(First edition: Small Beer Press/Big Mouth House, October 2008)

Collection of 24 stories, including four originals, about a family with two children to whom “interesting” things happen each week.
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New in Paperback, May

Bernobich, Beth : Passion Play
(Tor 978-0-7653-6198-1, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, May 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Apr 2012
• Passion Play #1

(First edition: Tor, October 2010)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about the daughter of a wealthy merchant who flees an arranged marriage.
• Tor’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides an excerpt.
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New in Paperback, April

Black, Holly, & Justine Larbalestier, eds. : Zombies vs. Unicorns
(Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1-4169-8954-7, $9.99, 415pp, trade paperback, April 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Apr 2012

(First edition: McElderry, September 2010)

Young adult anthology of 12 original stories, addressing the question of which is better, zombies or unicorns, with six writers defending each side.
• Authors include Scott Westerfeld, Cassandra Clare, Margo Lanagan, Naomi Novik, and Garth Nix. ...Read More

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New in Paperback, March

Anderson, Poul : Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra
(Baen 978-1451638226, $7.99, 640pp, mass market paperback, March 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2012

(First edition: Baen, December 2010)

Omnibus collection of four long stories, including novella The Plague of Masters (1960) and novel A Knight of Ghost and Shadows (1975) — in Anderson’s “Technic Civilization” saga.
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New in Paperback, February

Britain, Kristen : Blackveil
(DAW 978-0-7564-0708-7, $16, 672pp, trade paperback, February 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2012
• Green Rider #4

(First edition: DAW, February 2011)

Fantasy novel, fourth in the series that began with The Green Rider (1998) and continued with First Rider’s Call (2003) and The High King’s Tomb (2007), about an elite group of messengers for the king who now face a threat from ...Read More

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New in Paperback, January

Barnes, John : Daybreak Zero
(Ace 978-1937007300, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, January 2012)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Dec 2011
• Daybreak #2
(First edition: Ace, March 2011)

SF thriller, second in a trilogy following Directive 51 (2010), about the aftermath of a movement that destroyed modern civilization. In this book Heather O’Grainne leads a movement to try to put the world back together.
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New in Paperback, December

Anderson, James G., & Mark Sebanc : The Darkling Fields of Arvon
(Baen 978-1451637663, mass market paperback, December 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2011
• Legacy of the Stone Harp #2
(First edition: Baen, June 2010)

Epic fantasy novel, second of a series following The Stoneholding (2009), about refugees from an ancient highlands community who seek an abducted prince.
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New in Paperback, November

Asher, Neal : Brass Man
(Tor 978-0-765-35668-0, $8.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, November 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2011
• Cormac #3
(First edition: UK: Tor UK, April 2005)

SF adventure novel, sequel to Gridlinked and The Line of Polity, about Polity agent Ian Cormac, a resurrected killing machine (from the first book), dragon-hunters, a remote planet roamed by insectile monsters, A.I., and more.
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New in Paperback, October

Anthony, Piers : Knot Gneiss
(Tor 978-0-7653-6337-4, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, October 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Oct 2011
• Xanth #34
(First edition: Tor, November 2010)

Humorous fantasy novel, 34th in the popular, pun-filled “Xanth” series, following Jumper Cable (2009).
• This one is about Wenda Woodwife, who seeks help from Good Magician Humphrey while her husband, Prince Charming, is off on Adventure.
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New in Paperback, September

Adams, Cat : Siren Song
(Tor 978-0-7653-6423-4, $7.99, 348pp, mass market paperback, September 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Aug 2011
• Blood Song #2
(First edition: Tor, October 2010)

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Blood Song (June 2010), about a bodyguard who is transformed into an Abomination, something neither human nor vampire.
• ‘Cat Adams’ is a joint pseudonym for C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. ...Read More

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New in Paperback, August

Brooks, Terry : Bearers of the Black Staff
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-48419-2, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, August 2011)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2011
• Genesis of Shannara #4
(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, September 2010)

Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Genesis of Shannara” series following Armageddon’s Children, The Elves of Cintra, and The Gypsy Morph (2008), set on a plague-ridden future Earth besieged by ...Read More

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