New in Paperback: October 2017

Titles newly in paperback this past month include the Shirley Jackson Award-winning (and finalist for three other awards) The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, edited by Dominik Parisen & Navah Wolfe; and other titles by Ben Bova, Brom, Lois McMaster Bujold, Cassandra Clare, Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor, Gree Hurwitz, Mercedes Lackey, Juliet Marillier, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and Nisi Shawl.

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New in Paperback: September 2017

Beaulieu, Bradley P. : Of Sand and Malice Made
(DAW 978-0756413323, $14, 240pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
• The Song of Shattered Sands #2

(First edition: DAW, September 2016)

Fantasy novel, second book in a series following Twelve Kings of Sharakhai (2015), set in a great desert city rules by twelve immortal kings.
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New in Paperback: August 2017

Anderson, Kevin J. : Eternity’s Mind
(Tor 978-0765369369, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
• Saga of Shadows #3

(First edition: Tor, September 2016)

SF novel, third in a trilogy following the Hugo-nominated The Dark Between the Stars (2014), and Blood of the Cosmos (2015).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New in Paperback: July 2017

Arden, Katherine : The Bear and the Nightingale
(Del Rey 978-1101885956, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, January 2017)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a Russian girl whose stepmother forbids her from honoring her childhood spirits.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
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New in Paperback, June 2017

Black, J. Patrick : Ninth City Burning
(Ace 978-1101991466, $16, 544pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017

(First edition: Ace, September 2016)

SF novel, the author’s first novel, set 500 years after aliens have devastated Earth with universe-altering weapons called thelemity.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New in Paperback, May 2017

Andrews, Ilona : Magic Binds
(Ace 978-0425270707, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
• Kate Daniels #9

(First edition: Ace, September 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, ninth in the “Kate Daniels” series following Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds (2010), Magic Slays (2011), Magic Rises (2012), Magic Breaks (2014), and Magic Shifts (2015), about a female mercenary ...Read More

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New in Paperback : March – April 2017

Anders, Charlie Jane : All the Birds in the Sky
(Tor 978-0765379955, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017

(First edition: Tor, January 2016)

SF/fantasy novel, the author’s first genre novel, about two childhood friends, one with magical powers and the other the inventor of a time machine.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe’s review from ...Read More

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New in Paperback : February – March 2017

Abercrombie, Joe : Sharp Ends
(Orbit 978-0316390828, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Mar 2017

(First edition: Orbit, April 2016)

Collection of stories, subtitled “Stories from the World of the First Law”, with some of the stories original to this book.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The author’s site has this post from 2015 listing the table of contents.

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New in Paperback, January – February 2017

Bishop, Anne : Marked in Flesh
(Roc 978-0451474483, $8.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
• The Others #4

(First edition: Roc, March 2016)

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Written in Red (2013), Murder of Crows (2014), and Vision in Silver (2015), about unearthly entities who rule the Earth and prey off humans.
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New in Paperback, January 2017

Asher, Neal : War Factory
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808828, $15.99, 476pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
• Transformation #2

(First edition: Skyhorse/Night Shade Books, May 2016)

SF novel, second in a trilogy following Dark Intelligence (2015), set in the author’s Polity universe.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.

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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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New in Paperback: October – November 2016

Bujold, Lois McMaster : Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
(Baen 978-1476781891, $16, 352pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016
• Vorkosigan Saga #17

(First edition: Baen, February 2016)

SF novel in Bujold’s long-running Vorkosigan Saga, concerning Cordelia Vorkosigan three years after the death of her husband.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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New in Paperback, September 2016

Card, Orson Scott : Gatefather
(Tor 978-0765365408, $8.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, August 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Aug 2016
• Mither Mages #3

(First edition: Tor, October 2015)

YA fantasy novel, third book in the “Mither Mages” series following The Lost Gate (2011) and The Gate Thief (2013), about Danny North, member of rural family with magical powers.
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New in Paperback, August 2016

Aycliffe, Jonathan : A Shadow on the Wall
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808576, $13.99, 200pp, trade paperback, August 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Aug 2016

(First edition: UK: Severn House, February 2000)

Horror novel about an unspeakable force unearthed during the renovation of an ancient English church.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• The novel was a finalist for the International Horror Awards in 2001.

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New in Paperback, July 2016

Bear, Greg : Killing Titan
(Orbit 9780316223980, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
• War Dogs #2

(First edition: Orbit, October 2015)

Near-future SF novel, second in a series following War Dogs (2014), about an interstellar war whose alien protagonists have come to Earth and Mars.
• Hachette’s site has a description.

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New in Paperback, June 2016

Fortune, Margaret : Nova
(DAW 978-0756410827, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
• Nova #1

(First edition: DAW, June 2015)

Young adult SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a young woman who realizes she is a genetically engineered time bomb.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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New in Paperback, April – May 2016

Barker, Clive : The Scarlet Gospels
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1250056177, $16.99, 368pp, trade paperback, May 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 May 2016

(First edition: St. Martin’s, May 2015)

Horror novel involving two of Barker’s most famous characters: detective Harry D’Amour and the priest of hell Pinhead.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Stefan Dziemianowicz reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Where the machinations ...Read More

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New in Paperback, March – April 2016

Anderson, Kevin J. : Blood of the Cosmos
(Tor 978-0765369352, $8.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, April 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Apr 2016
• Saga of Shadows #2

(First edition: Tor, June 2015)

SF novel, second in a series following the Hugo-nominated The Dark Between the Stars (2014).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New in Paperback, March 2016

Abercrombie, Joe : Half a War
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0804178464, $15, 384pp, trade paperback, March 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Mar 2016
• Shattered Sea #3

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, July 2015)

Fantasy novel, third book in a trilogy after Half a King (2014) and Half the World (Feb. 2015), about a second son who becomes king following the deaths of his father and brother.
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New in Paperback, February 2016

Bishop, Anne : Vision in Silver
(Roc 978-0451465740, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, February 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
• The Others #3

(First edition: Penguin/Roc, March 2015)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Written in Red (2013) and Murder of Crows (2014), about unearthly entities who rule the Earth and prey off humans.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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New in Paperback, January 2016

Bear, Elizabeth : Karen Memory
(Tor 978-0765375254, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016

(First edition: Tor, February 2015)

Steampunk SF novel set in 19th century Seattle, about an orphaned young woman working in a high-class bordello.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Russell Letson’s review from Locus Magazine is posted here; “Karen Memory is a delight, a ...Read More

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New in Paperback, November-December 2015

Bara, Dave : Impulse
(DAW 978-0756410667, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, December 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Dec 2015
• Lightship Chronicles #1

(First edition: DAW, February 2015)

Military SF novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about an officer in the Unified Space Navy given a new assignment following an attack on a Lightship.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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New in Paperback, November 2015

Belcher, R. S. : The Shotgun Arcana
(Tor 978-0765374592, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, October 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Oct 2015
• Six-Gun Tarot #2

(First edition: Tor, October 2014)

Historical fantasy novel, follow-up to The Six-Gun Tarot (2013), set in a Nevada town in 1870.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New in Paperback, October 2015

Bova, Ben, & Les Johnson : Rescue Mode
(Baen 978-1476781037, $7.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, October 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Sep 2015

(First edition: Baen, June 2014)

Hard SF novel about a Mars mission stranded by a meteor strike, and political resistance back on Earth to rescuing them.
• Baen’s site has this description (click ‘back’ from this link) with links to several chapters.

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New in Paperback, September

Briggs, Patricia : Shifting Shadows
(Ace 978-0425265017, $16, 464pp, trade paperback, September 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Sep 2015
• Mercy Thompson #-

(First edition: Ace, September 2014)

Collection of 10 stories, subtitled “Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson”. Four stories are original to this book.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed last year in Locus Magazine: ...Read More

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New in Paperback, August 2015

Baxter, Stephen : Proxima
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451467713, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, September 2013)

SF novel, first of a duology, about a 27th century colonization of a planet circling Proxima Centauri.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
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New in Paperback, July 2015

Bear, Elizabeth : Steles of the Sky
(Tor 978-0765379658, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
• The Eternal Sky #3

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy following Range of Ghosts (2012) and Shattered Pillars (2013), set on a world resembling central Asia where various kingdoms engage in civil war.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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New in Paperback, June 2015

Bear, Greg, & Gardner Dozois, eds. : Multiverse: Exploring the Worlds of Poul Anderson
(Baen 978-1476780597, $15, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2015, cover art Bob Eggleton)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015

(First edition: Subterranean Press, April 2014)

Anthology of 13 original stories based on the works of Poul Anderson.
• Authors include Nancy Kress, Stephen Baxter, Terry Brooks, Robert Silverberg, David Brin, Larry Niven, and Gregory Benford. ...Read More

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New in Paperback, May 2015

Anderson, Kevin J. : The Dark Between the Stars
(Tor 978-0765369345, $8.99, 784pp, mass market paperback, May 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 May 2015
• Saga of Shadows #1

(First edition: Tor, June 2014)

SF novel, first in a new series set 20 years after the earlier “Saga of the Seven Suns” series, in which a new force threatens the galaxy.
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New in Paperback, April

Cherryh, C. J. : Peacemaker
(Daw 978-0756409654, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
• Foreigner #15

(First edition: DAW, April 2014)

SF novel, 15th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), Intruder (2012), and Protector (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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New in Paperback, March

Ambrose, E. C. : Elisha Magus
(DAW 978-0756409623, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
• Dark Apostle #2

(First edition: DAW, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, second of a series following Elisha Barber (2013), about witchcraft in 14th century England.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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New in Paperback, January – February

Abercrombie, Joe : Half a King
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0804178419, $15, 368pp, trade paperback, January 2015)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jan 2015
• Shattered Sea #1

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, first book in a trilogy, about a second son who becomes king following the deaths of his father and brother.
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. ...Read More

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