* Silverberg, Robert : Tales of Majipoor
(UK: Gollancz 9780575130050, $14.99, 320pp, hardcover, February 2013)
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575130081
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 21 Feb 2013
• Majipoor #8
Collection of 7 tales set in the author’s Majipoor sequence, described as “the final tales of Majipoor” here “collected for the first time”.
• Titles are “The End of the Line” (2011), “The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn” (2011), “The Book of Changes” (2003), “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (2004), “Dark Times at the Midnight Market” (2010), “The Way They Wove the Spells in Sippulgar” (2009), and “The Seventh Shrine” (1998).
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
• The US edition from Roc is due in May.
* Witcover, Paul : The Emperor of All Things
(UK: Transworld/Bantam UK 978-0593070703, £16.99, 464pp, hardcover, February 2013)
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781448152445
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Feb 2013
Alternate history novel, first of a series, set in 1758, concerning a seemingly magical clock that might affect the war between England and France.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Tor.com ran this review by Niall Alexander, which discusses “the manifold mysteries hidden within this nested doll of a novel. Nothing is ever quite what you think in The Emperor of All Things…” and comments, “Witcover’s prose is playful, yet persuasive; even the novel’s more self-serious scenes are enlivened by a winning sense of whimsy; and unconstrained by the conventions of any one genre, it reinvents itself with refreshing regularity, segueing seamlessly from wonder, whimsy and conspiracy to intrigue, espionage and action.”
• And David Barnett writes in The Independent, “It’s a novel of big ideas corralled by Witcover into a hugely entertaining read.”
• No US edition is currently listed by Amazon.com.