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This page lists selected newly published SFFH books seen by Locus Online (independently from the listings compiled by Locus Magazine).

Review copies received will be listed (though reprints and reissues are on other pages), but not galleys or advance reading copies. Selections, some based only on bookstore sightings, are at the discretion of Locus Online.

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+ = first US edition
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Date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

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Notable new SF, Fantasy, and Horror books seen, 8 - 14 January 2003

+ Douglass, Sara Hades' Daughter
(Tor 0-765-30540-2, $27.95, 592pp, hc, January 2003, jacket art Royo, jacket design Carol Russo Design)
First US edition (Voyager Australia, December 2002). Fantasy novel -- a Big Fat Fantasy novel -- first in a new series, "The Troy Game", that starts in ancient Greece and will follow the history of London. This one is set in the Late Bronze Age. Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review in its Dec. 9th issue; its review is reproduced on Amazon's page. The book has already been nominated for Australia's Aurealis Award as best fantasy novel. The author's website has this page about the book, and this excerpt. Reviewed by Carolyn Cushman in the forthcoming February 2003 issue of Locus, who notes that "Douglass creates a memorable maze of events that somehow simultaneously repells and fascinates". (Sat 11 Jan 2003)
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* Kritzer, Naomi Turning the Storm
(Bantam Spectra 0-553-58550-9, $6.99, 369pp, pb, January 2003, cover illustration Franco Accornero)
Fantasy novel, follow-up to the author's first novel Fires of the Faithful [Locus Online description]. Involving a music student in an oppressive religious society, the book is reviewed by Faren Miller in the upcoming February 2003 issue of Locus, who calls it "more a completion than a sequel", and compares it to the work of Tanith Lee and Jacqueline Carey. Author's website. (Tue 14 Jan 2003)
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* Silver, Steven H., & Martin H. Greenberg Wondrous Beginnings
(DAW 0-7564-0098-8, $6.99, 316pp, pb, January 2003)
Anthology of 17 stories, each the first published story by its author. This isn't a new idea; it's been done 2 or 3 times before, notably by Damon Knight in First Flight, 1963, aka Now Begins Tomorrow, later expanded as First Voyages, 1981, edited with Martin H. Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander. This volume has debut stories by Murray Leinster, L. Sprague de Camp, Anne McCaffrey, Hal Clement, and Arthur C. Clarke; then by Gene Wolfe, Barry N. Malzberg, George R.R. Martin, Howard Waldrop, and Orson Scott Card; and then by recent 'sf masters' Jack McDevitt, Jerry Oltion, Lois McMaster Bujold, Stephen Baxter, Catherine Asaro, Michael A. Burstein, and Julie E. Czerneda. Each story is introduced by its author (or, in the case of Leinster, by his daughter). This SF-oriented book will be followed in subsequent months by fantasy-oriented Magical Beginnings (Feb) and horror-oriented Horrible Beginnings (March). Silver's website has this page about the book, with a complete story listing. (Tue 14 Jan 2003)
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* Williams, Sean, & Shane Dix Orphans of Earth
(Ace 0-441-01006-7, $7.5, 373pp, pb, January 2003, cover art Chris Moore, cover design Judy Murello)
SF novel, second volume in the trilogy that began with Echoes of Earth [listed in Locus's "New and Notable Books" for March 2002]. Reviewed by Russell Letson in the upcoming February issue of Locus Magazine, who remarks that this is "a mid-series novel whose necessary structural inconclusiveness is more than compensated for by the way it piles on the new sense-of-wonder material". The Amazon page has a 5-star reader review. (Tue 14 Jan 2003)
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