Speculative Fiction Stars 2010

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Annotated lists of books receiving at least one starred review from one of four major review sources: Booklist, Kirkus, LJ and PW. The review source assigns the star.

January

  • The Spirit Lens
    Author: Berg, Carol
    $ 16 ISBN: 9780451463111 Date: 2010
    star PW
    In a kingdom on the verge of a grand renaissance, where natural science has supplanted failing sorcery, someone aims to revive a savage rivalry.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Mr Shivers
    Author: Bennett, Robert Jackson
    $ 19.99 ISBN: 9780316054683 Date: 2010
    star LJ star PW
    Set against the desolate backdrop of the Great Depression, this debut novel is sure to reignite the horror genre. Mr. Shivers is a chilling and unforgettable figure as haunting as any monster out of mythology.
    Suggested Reading: Debuts
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Principles of Angels
    Author: Fenn, Jaine
    $ 14.95 ISBN: 9780575083295 Date: 2010
    star LJ
    Khesh City floats above the surface of the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. Topside, it's extravagant, opulent, luxurious; the Undertow is dark, twisted and dangerous. A place where nothing is forbidden, Khesh City is also a democracy, of sorts, policed by the Angels--elite, state-sponsored killers who answer only to their enigmatic master, the Minister. Taro lived a privileged life with his Angel aunt until a strange man, who bought his body for the night, followed him home and murdered her. Taro wants to find the killer who ruined his future, but he's struggling just to survive in the brutal Undertow--then an encounter with the Minister sets him on a new course. Elarn Reen is a famous musician sent to Khesh City as the unwilling agent of mankind's oldest enemy, the Sidhe. To save her own life, she must find and kill a renegade Sidhe. As Taro and Elarn's paths converge, it becomes clear that the lives of everyone in Khesh City are at risk--and a common prostitute and an uncommon singer are the city's only chance. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 1.28.10
  • The Kingdom of Ohio
    Author: Flaming, Matthew
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780399155604 Date: 2010
    star Kirkus
    The maze-like streets of New York at the dawn of the mechanical age are the setting, as an unlikely duo find themselves wrestling with the nature of history, technology, and the unfolding of time itself. An incredibly original, intelligent love story.
    Updated 10.27.09
  • Hunting Julian
    Author: Frank, Jacquelyn
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9781420104257 Date: 2010
    star PW
    From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Nightwalkers and The Shadowdwellers series comes a brilliant new saga that invites readers into a dazzling world of unstoppable desire and danger.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Blood Cross
    Author: Hunter, Faith
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780451463074 Date: 2010
    star LJ
    The vampire council has hired skinwalker Jane Yellowrock to hunt and kill one of its own who has broken sacred ancient rules--but Jane quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old loyalties run deep.
    Suggested Reading: Vampires
    Updated 1.28.10
  • The Dream of Perpetual Motion
    Author: Palmer, Dexter
    $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312558154 Date: 2010
    star PW
    A debut so magical... so extraordinary... it has to be read to be believed.... Imprisoned for life aboard a zeppelin that floats high above a fantastic metropolis, the greeting-card writer Harold Winslow pens his memoirs. His only companions are the disembodied voice of Miranda Taligent, the only woman he has ever loved, and the cryogenically frozen body of her father Prospero, the genius and industrial magnate who drove her insane. The tale of Harold's life is also one of an alternate reality, a lucid waking dream in which the well-heeled have mechanical men for servants, where the realms of fairy tales can be built from scratch, where replicas of deserted islands exist within skyscrapers.. As Harold's childhood infatuation with Miranda changes over twenty years to love and then to obsession, the visionary inventions of her father also change Harold's entire world, transforming it from a place of music and miracles to one of machines and noise. And as Harold heads toward a last desperate confrontation with Prospero to save Miranda's life, he finds himself an unwitting participant in the creation of the greatest invention of them all: the perpetual motion machine. Beautifully written, stunningly imagined, and wickedly funny, The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a heartfelt meditation on the place of love in a world dominated by technology. - Publisher Marketing
    Suggested Reading: Debuts
    Updated 10.27.09
  • Doppelgangster
    Author: Resnick, Laura
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780756405953 Date: 2010
    star LJ
    While waiting tables in Little Italy, actress Esther Diamond realizes some magical mischief is going on when a rash of doubles--dopplegangsters--starts to appear throughout the city. A paranormal screwball comedy adventure.--Jennifer Crusie.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Nekropolis
    Author: Waggoner, Tim
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780007329472 Date: 2010
    star PW
    Updated 1.28.10

February

  • Things We Didn't See Coming
    Author: Amsterdam, Steven
    $ 24 ISBN: 9780307378507 Date: 2010
    star LJ
    Richly imagined, dark, and darkly comic, these nine connected stories follow the narrator over three decades as he tries to survive in a world that is becoming more savage as cataclysmic events unfold one after another.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Spellwright
    Author: Charleton, Blake
    $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780765317278 Date: 2010
    starBooklist starLJ
    Nicodemus is a young, gifted wizard with a problem. Magic in his world requires the caster to create spells by writing out the text . . . but he has always been dyslexic, and thus has trouble casting even the simplest of spells. And his misspells could prove dangerous, even deadly, should he make a mistake in an important incantation.
    Yet he has always felt that he is destined to be something more than a failed wizard. When a powerful, ancient evil begins a campaign of murder and disruption, Nicodemus starts to have disturbing dreams that lead him to believe that his misspelling could be the result of a curse. But before he can discover the truth about himself, he is attacked by an evil which has already claimed the lives of fellow wizards and has cast suspicion on his mentor. He must flee for his own life if he's to find the true villain.
    But more is at stake than his abilities. For the evil that has awakened is a power so dread and vast that if unleashed it will destroy Nicodemus... and the world. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 2.23.10
  • Shadow Blade
    Author: Glass, Seressia
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9781439156797 Date: 2010
    star PW
    The first novel in a thrilling new series featuring multiracial bounty hunter Kira Solomon. After Kira comes across an ancient dagger that belongs to Khefar, a 4,000-year-old Nubian warrior, the sexual tension between the two builds, and a sinister evil sets its sights on both of them.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology
    Author: Golden, Christopher (edt)
    $ 14.99 ISBN: 9780312559717 Date: 2010
    star PW
    Stoker Award-winning author Golden has assembled an all-original anthology of zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers, including Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, and Tad Williams.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Dragon Keeper
    Author: Hobb, Robin
    $ 26.99 ISBN: 9780061561627 Date: 2009
    starBooklist
    A master fantasist returns to the world of her Tawny Man trilogy with this first tale in a thrilling two-book miniseries that explores a world of dragons and men.
    Updated 11.25.09
  • Hespira: A Tale of Henghis Hapthorn
    Author: Hughes, Matthew
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9781597801010 Date: 2010
    star PW
    As magic begins to reassert its ancient dominion, Old Earth's foremost freelance discriminator, Henghis Hapthorn, and his intuition (now a separate person named Osk Rievor), are living apart, though they remain on good terms. But now there comes between them a woman of alluring mystery. Who is Hespira? Does she truly want either of them? Or has she come to destroy them both?
    Updated 1.28.10
  • State of Decay
    Author: Knapp, James
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780451463104 Date: 2010
    star LJ
    They're called revivors--technologically reanimated corpses--and they do humanity's dirtiest work. But FBI agent Nico Wachalowski has stumbled upon a conspiracy involving revivors being custom made to kill--and a startling truth about the existence of these undead slaves.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 1.28.10
  • The Best of Joe R. Lansdale
    Author: Landsdale, Joe R.
    $ 15.95 ISBN: 9781892391940 Date: 2010
    star PW
    By turns absurd, hilarious, and terrifying, this outrageous collection features the best writings of the high priest of Texan weirdness. Horny steam-shovels, odd-ball detectives, malicious rocks, spectral prehistoric fish, and vampire hunters permeate these vividly detailed stories. Featuring cult-classic award-winning tales such as The Night They Missed the Horror Show, Mad Dog Summer, and Dog, along with non-fiction forays into drive-in theaters and low budget films, this dynamic retrospective represents the broad spectrum of Lansdale's career. Bubba Hotep--the tale of Elvis, John F. Kennedy, and a soul-sucking mummy, which was made into an award-winning film--is included along with the acclaimed novella, On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks, and never before collected works. Original, compelling, and downright odd, this unforgettable compilation is essential reading for fans of horror, mystery, and southern gothic. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Steamed
    Author: MacAlister, Katie
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780451229311 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    A "New York Times"-bestselling author takes on steampunk and presents an exciting new paranormal romance series set in a Victorian-era world of steampower, aether guns, corsets, and goggles.
    Updated 2.23.10
  • Blackout
    Author: Willlis, Connie
    $ 26 ISBN: 9780553803198 Date: 2010
    star LJ star Booklist
    The Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of The Doomsday Book returns with an epic time-traveling story that follows three researchers from the future who are stranded in the past during World War II.
    Updated 2.24.10

March

  • Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle
    Author: Beagle, Peter S.
    $ 40 ISBN: Date: 2010
    star PW
    Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle collects the very best of these stories, over 200,000 words worth, ranging across 45 years of his career from early stories to freshly minted tales that will surprise and amaze readers. It's a book which shows, more than any other, just how successful this bandit prince from the streets of New York has been at stealing our hearts and underscores how much we hope he'll keep on doing so. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Shadowglass: The Shadowfae Chronicles
    Author: Hayes, Erica
    $ 14.99 ISBN: 9780312578015 Date: 2010
    star PW
    A thrilling and darkly erotic tale of betrayal, passion, and redemption, Shadowfae is a rich novel that will ensnare the senses with lush prose and a deadly vision of the Fae that conjures fairy tales of old.--Caitlin Kittredge, author of Second Skin.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Horns
    Author: Hill, Joe
    $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780061147951 Date: 2010
    starPW
    The New York Times-bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box--a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction (Washington Post)--returns with a relentless new supernatural thriller.
    Updated 2.25.10
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
    Author: Jemisin, N.K.
    $ 13.99 ISBN: 9780316043915 Date: 2010
    star LJ star PW
    Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, Yeine is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, she is named an heiress to the king.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Gardens of the Sun
    Author: McAuley, Paul
    $ 16 ISBN: 9781616141967 Date: 2010
    star PW
    The Quiet War is over. But victory is fragile and riven by vicious internal politics. After a conflict fought to contain the expansionist, post-human ambitions of the Outers, the future is as uncertain as ever.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • The River Kings' Road
    Author: Merciel, Lianne
    $ 26 ISBN: 9781439159118 Date: 2010
    star PW
    The River Kings' Road is the first book in an epic new fantasy series about a knight who must save his kingdom's infant heir from assassination.
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Don't Kill the Messenger
    Author: Rendahl, Eileen
    $ 15 ISBN: 9780425232569 Date: 2010
    star PW
    The first in a fantastic new paranormal series about a messenger from the supernatural underworld. Melina Markowitz is a Messenger, a go-between for paranormal forces and supernatural creatures. Problem is, when a girl's a go-between, it's hard not to get caught in the middle... When ninjas steal an envelope from Melina, her search leads her to a Taoist temple in Old Sacramento, where the priests seem to practice Zen and the art of mayhem. Melina learns from the handsome ER doctor (and vampire) who gave her the envelope that it contained talismans created by the priests to control Chinese vampires, who are attacking gang members to spark a street war. Although he may look more like a surfer than a cop, Ted Goodnight is dead serious about investigating the surge in gang violence. At every turn he runs into Melina, a very attractive-and very mysterious-young woman. Can Melina enlist his help to battle something he doesn't even believe in without blowing her cover? - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 1.28.10
  • The Taborin Scale
    Author: Shepard, Lucius
    $ 35 ISBN: 9781596062887 Date: 2010
    star PW
    Updated 1.28.10
  • Angelology
    Author: Trussoni, Danielle
    $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780670021475 Date: 2010
    star LJ star PW
    Rich in history and wondrously conceived, Angelology blends biblical lore, the myth of Orpheus, and the Miltonic visions of Paradise Lost into a riveting tale of ordinary people engaged in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.
    Updated 1.28.10

April

  • Hell Fire
    Author: Agguire, Ann
    $ 6.99 ISBN: 9780451463241 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Corine Solomon journeys back home to Kilmer, Georgia, in order to discover the truth behind her mother's death and the origins of her gift. But while trying to uncover the secrets in her past, Corine and Chance find that something is rotten in the state of Georgia.
    Updated 2.25.10
  • Changes: Dresden Files
    Author: Butcher, Jim
    $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780451463173 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    The new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Dresden Files series. Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover--until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court.
    Updated 3.18.10
  • A Certain Wolfish Charm
    Author: Dare, Lydia
    $ 6.99 ISBN: 9781402236945 Date: 2010
    starPW
    The rules of Society can be beastly-especially when you're a werewolf and it's that irritating time of the month.
    Suggested Reading: Weres
    Updated 2.25.10
  • Dragon Haven
    Author: Hobb, Robin
    $ 26.99 ISBN: 9780061931413 Date: 2010
    starBooklist

    Updated 6.8.10
  • Under Heaven
    Author: Kay, Guy Gavriel
    $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780451463302 Date: 2010
    star PW star LJ star Booklist
    In his latest innovative work, an award-winning author evokes the dazzling Tang Dynasty of 8th-century China in a story of honor and power.
    Suggested Reading: All Stars
    Updated 6.1.10
  • The Poison Throne: Moorehawke Trilogy #1
    Author: Kieman, Celine
    $ 14.99 ISBN: 9780316077064 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Young Wynter Moorehawke returns to court with her dying father, but she findsher old home shadowed with fear. At the heart of matters is a secret so largeit could tear the kingdom in two--and Wynter is the key.
    Updated 2.25.10
  • Touched by an Alien
    Author: Koch, Gini
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780756406004 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    How can a sexy marketing manager join forces with an Alpha Centauri male in Armani to save the planet by using hairspray, a Mont Blanc pen, and rock n' roll? Easy--she's Touched by an Alien. First in a new series.
    Updated 3.18.10
  • Pinion
    Author: Lake, Jay
    $ 26.99 ISBN: 9780765321862 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Rejoin the adventure in Lake's Clockwork Earth, in which the author engineers a fine tale of humans in search of liberation from the clockwork and customs that ensnare them and us as well (Sci-Fi Weekly).
    Updated 2.25.10
  • In the Darkest Night
    Author: O'Shea, Patti
    $ 6.99 ISBN: 9780765361707 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Fleeing from both her dark heritage and the magical council she had attempted to steal from, Farran's greatest fear is to be sent back to the father she had betrayed. Yet when a demon attempts to capture her, Farran knows she can't stay hidden. She must find help.
    Updated 2.25.10
  • Wicked Delights
    Author: Probert, John
    $ 39.99 ISBN: 9780981159720 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Updated 2.25.10
  • Burning Lamp
    Author: Quick, Amanda
    $ 25.95 ISBN: 9780399156465 Date: 2010
    starPW
    In this second novel of the Dreamlight Trilogy from New York Times-bestselling author Quick, psychic power and passion collide as a legendary curse comes to fruition. Quick deftly distills sexy romance and deadly intrigue.--Chicago Tribune.
    Updated 2.25.10
  • He Walked Among Us
    Author: Spinrad, Norman
    $ 27.99 ISBN: 9780765325846 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    Ralf, a comedian from the future, claims to be an emissary sent back from a terminal future to save the human race from its own stupidity through laughter. Could he be something more?
    Updated 4.14.10
  • A Mighty Fortress
    Author: Weber, David
    $ 27.99 ISBN: 9780765315052 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    Shifting effortlessly between battles among warp-speed starships and among oar-powered galleys, Weber brings the political maneuvering, past and future technologies, and vigorous protagonists together for a cohesive, engrossing whole.--Publishers Weekly.
    Updated 4.14.10
  • Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories
    Author: Williams, Walter Jon
    $ 24.99 ISBN: 9781597801775 Date: 2010
    star PW
    From Walter Jon Williams, author of Implied Spaces, Hardwired, and Voice of the Whirlwind, comes The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories, a stunning collection of short fiction including the Nebula Award winning story The Green Leopard Plague, as well as Daddy's World, Lethe, The Last Ride of German Freddie, Millennium Party, The Tang Dynasty, Underwater Pyramid, Incarnation Day, Send Them Flowers, and Pinocchio.
    Updated 3.18.10

May

  • Play Dead
    Author: Brown, Ryan
    $ 24.99 ISBN: 9781439171301 Date: 2010
    star PW
    In Brown's fresh and riveting supernatural thriller, football-player zombies bent on revenge take over a football-obsessed Texas town.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 3.18.10
  • Feed: Newsflesh Trilogy #1
    Author: Grant, Mira
    $ 9.99 ISBN: 9780316081054 Date: 2010
    star PW
    The first novel in a brilliant new Newsflesh trilogy--about an America shattered by a terrible pandemic, and a race for the White House that no one may survive.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 3.18.10
  • Kraken
    Author: Mielville, China
    $ 25 ISBN:9780345497499 Date: 2010
    starLJ

    Updated 7.12.10
  • The Bradbury Report
    Author: Polansky, Steven
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9781602861220 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    In the year 2071, the United States has implemented a wide-scale, government-run cloning program tied directly to health insurance. Each U.S. citizen has a clone to fulfill his or her medical needs. Twenty years since the program's inception, no one outside government has seen their copy, and no clone has successfully escaped--until now.
    Updated 4.14.10

June

  • Occultation
    Author: Barron, Laird
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9781597801928 Date: 2010
    star PW star Booklist
    Featuring an Introduction by Michael Shea, this new collection from multiple award-winning author horror Laird Barron features the following stories: The Forest, Occultation, The Lagerstatte, Mysterium Tremendum (original to this collection), Catch Hell, Strappado, and The Broadsword.
    Updated 6.10.10
  • Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories
    Author: Brown, Charles (edt)
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9781597801805 Date: 2010
    star PW
    Fritz Leiber's work bridges the gap between the pulp era of H. P. Lovecraft and the Paperback era of P. K. Dick, and arguably, is as influential as both these authors. From a historical context, Leiber in fact knew both of the authors, and his work can be seen as a bridge connecting the many different flavors of genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Edited by award-winning editors Jonathan Strahan and Charles Brown, this new collection of the grand master's fiction covers all facets of his work, and features an Introduction by Neil Gaimen and an Afterword by Michael Chabon.
    Updated 4.14.10
  • The Passage
    Author: Cronin, Justin
    $ 26 ISBN: 9780345504968 Date: 2010
    star PW star LJ
    "Every so often a novel-reader's novel comes along: an enthralling, entertaining story wedded to simple, supple prose, both informed by tremendous imagination. Summer is the perfect time for such books, and this year readers can enjoy the gift of Justin Cronin's The Passage. It has the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: Read this book and the ordinary world disappears."--Stephen King.
    Updated 4.14.10
  • Speak to the Devil
    Author: Duncan, Dave
    $ 27.99 ISBN: 9780765323477 Date: 2010
    star PW
    An awesome new adventure of brotherhood and magic from a beloved fantasist and author of Children of Chaos.
    Updated 4.29.10
  • Masked by Moonlight
    Author: Gideon, Nancy
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9781439149638 Date: 2010
    star PW
    The first book in a new series about a female detective in New Orleans who's irresistibly attracted to a crime boss's shape-shifting right-hand man.
    Updated 4.14.10
  • Stealing Fire
    Author: Graham, Jo
    $ 14.99 ISBN: 9780316076395 Date: 2010
    star PW
    Aided by the eunuch Bagoas, the Persian archer Artashir, and the Athenian courtesan Thais, Ptolemy and Lydias must take on all the contenders in a desperate adventure whose prize is the fate of a white city by the sea, and Alexander's legacy.
    Updated 4.29.10
  • Shakespeare Undead
    Author: Handeland, Lori
    $ 13.99 ISBN: 9780312641528 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 6.8.10
  • Blonde Bombshell
    Author: Holt, Tom
    $ 13.99 ISBN: 9780316086998 Date: 2010
    star PW
    A comedy of intergalactic proportions, from one of the funniest writers in genre fiction.
    Updated 4.14.10
  • Frankenstein: Lost Souls
    Author: Koontz, Dean R.
    $ 28 ISBN: 9780553808018 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    Every city has secrets, but none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a sleight-of-reality artist who's traveled centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer, one who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that he is missing. Detective Carson O'Connor and her partner Michael Maddison get on the case and may just end up in hell itself. Show Less
    Updated 5.1.10
  • Redemption in Indigo
    Author: Lord, Karen
    $ 16 ISBN: 9781931520669 Date: 2010
    star PW star Booklist
    In this funny, fresh fable, a villager leaves her husband and finds she can manipulate chaos.
    Updated 6.10.10
  • Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories
    Author: McDonals, Sandra
    $ 15 ISBN: 9781590210949 Date: 2010
    starBooklist

    Updated 7.12.10
  • Who Fears Death
    Author: Okorafor, Nnedi
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780756406172 Date: 2010
    star PW star LJ
    An award-winning literary author (The Shadow Speaker) presents her first foray into supernatural fantasy with a novel of post-apocalyptic Africa.
    Updated 4.14.10
  • Procession of the Dead
    Author: Shan, Darren
    $ 19.99 ISBN: 9780446551755 Date: 2010
    star PW
    New York Times-bestselling YA author Shan (the Cirque Du Freak series) makes his adult fiction debut with this first book in a new series set in a darkly imagined world called the City.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 4.29.10
  • Alembical 2
    Author: Schoen, Lawrence C. and Arthur Dorrance
    $ 28 ISBN: 9780979534973 Date: 2010
    star PW
    Updated 4.29.10
  • Sixty-One Nails
    Author: Shevdon, Mike
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780061994067 Date: 2010
    star PW
    Lost on an unknown planet, scientist Karl Allman discovers himself hunted by an ancient race. The descendants of earlier colonists have reverted to a savage tribal culture. When Karl falls in love with an outcast girl, he has only one goal: escape.
    Updated 4.14.10

July

  • Clockwork Phoenix 3
    Author: Allen, Mike (edt)
    $ 11.95 ISBN: 9781607620624 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Updated 6.8.10
  • The Bird of the River
    Author: Baker, Kage
    $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780765322968 Date: 2010
    starKirkus
    A teenaged orphan and her brother join the crew of a huge river barge, giving them a panoramic view of cities, cultures, and pirate attacks. Soon a young, professional assassin comes aboard and enlists Eliss's help in his search to find the head of a dead nobleman.
    Updated 6.8.10
  • Digital Domains
    Author: Datlow, Ellen (edt)
    $14.95 ISBN: 9781607012085 Date: 2010
    starPW
    A girl who eats dreams, a woman who chooses the apes, and a barbarian hero rendered as a collage. These are just a few of the people readers first met online thanks to the explosion of Webzines. Ellen Datlow, editor of Omni Online, Event Horizon, and SciFiction, led the charge into the brave new world of science fiction. Digital Domains collects some of the best, and most controversial, works in print - well, except for your home printer - for the first time. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 6.8.10
  • Zendegi
    Author: Egan, Greg
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9781597801744 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    In the near-future, the virtual world known as Zendegi is used by millions of people for entertainment and business. When Zendegi comes under threat from powerful competitors, it is about to become a virtual--and real--battlefield.
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion
    Author: Goldsher, Alan
    $ 15 ISBN: 9781439177921 Date: 2010
    starPW
    The Beatles take over the world--literally--in this forthcoming Beatles/horror/humor mash-up.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 6.8.10
  • The End of the World: Stories of the Apocalypse
    Author: Greenberg, Martin (edt)
    $12.95 ISBN: 9781602399679 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Before The Road by Cormac McCarthy brought apocalyptic fiction into the mainstream, there was science fiction. No longer relegated to the fringes of literature, this explosive collection of the world's best apocalyptic writers brings the inventors of alien invasions, devastating meteors, doomsday scenarios, and all-out nuclear war back to the bookstores with a bang. The best writers of the early 1900s were the first to flood New York with tidal waves, destroy Illinois with alien invaders, paralyze Washington with meteors, and lay waste to the Midwest with nuclear fallout. Now collected for the first time ever in one apocalyptic volume are those early doomsday writers and their contemporaries, including Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Lucius Shepard, Robert Sheckley, Norman Spinrad, Arthur C. Clarke, William F. Nolan, Poul Anderson, Fredric Brown, Lester del Rey, and more. Relive these childhood classics or discover them here for the first time. Each story details the eerie political, social, and environmental destruction of our world. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 6.8.10
  • Red Hood's Revenge
    Author: Hines, Jim C.
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780756404080 Date: 2010
    starPW
    The fairy-tale framework provides a hook for the readers into this trio of engaging, effective adventurers . . . will appeal to anyone who yearns for the heroines of their childhood--or just a witty, well-constructed adventure tale about powerful women stepping up with skill and cleverness.--Publishers Weekly.
    Updated 6.8.10
  • The Crowded Shadows
    Author: Kiernan, Celine
    $ 14.95 ISBN: 9780316077088 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Wynter Moorehawke travels alone and unprotected through bandit-infested forests, searching for the rebel prince Alberon. But many enemies are lurking in the shadows.
    Updated 6.8.10
  • Dragongirl
    Author: McCaffrey, Todd J.
    $ 26 ISBN: 9780345491169 Date: 2010
    starLJ
    Young Fiona, rider of the gold queen dragon Talenth, has returned from spending three years in the past, where she helped sick and injured dragons and riders to heal in order to return to the present to fight Thread.
    Updated 9.27.10
  • Red Hot Fury
    Author: Mackenzie, Kasey
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780441018925 Date: 2010
    starPW
    As a Fury, Marissa Holloway belongs to an Arcane race that has avenged wrongdoing since time immemorial. As Boston's chief magical investigator for the past five years, she's doing what she was born to do: solve supernatural crimes. First in a new series.
    Updated 6.8.10
  • Nights of Villjamur
    Author: Newton, Mark Charan
    $ 27 ISBN: 9780345520845 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Following in the footsteps of writers like China Mieville and Richard K. Morgan, Mark Charan Newton balances style and storytelling in this bold and brilliant debut. Nights of the Villjamur marks the beginning of a sweeping new fantasy epic. Beneath a dying red sun sits the proud and ancient city of Villjamur, capital of a mighty empire that now sits powerless against an encroaching ice age. As throngs of refugees gather outside the city gates, a fierce debate rages within the walls about the fate of these desperate souls. Then tragedy strikes--and the Emperor's elder daughter, Jamur Rika, is summoned to serve as queen. Joined by her younger sister, Jamur Eir, the queen comes to sympathize with the hardships of the common people, thanks in part to her dashing teacher Randur Estevu, a man who is not what he seems. Meanwhile, the grisly murder of a councillor draws the attention of Inspector Rumex Jeryd. Jeryd is a rumel, a species of nonhuman that can live for hundreds of years and shares the city with humans, birdlike garuda, and the eerie banshees whose forlorn cries herald death. Jeryd's investigation will lead him into a web of corruption--and to an obscene conspiracy that threatens the lives of Rika and Eir, and the future of Villjamur itself. But in the far north, where the drawn-out winter has already begun, an even greater threat appears, against which all the empire's military and magical power may well prove useless--a threat from another world. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 6.8.10
  • All That Lives Must Die
    Author: Nylund, Eric
    $ 14.95 ISBN: 9780765323040 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Twins Eliot and Fiona Post--the offspring of goddess Atropos and Lucifer--face their greatest trial of all: high school. Classmates are either allies in battle or threats, and only the toughest survive the rigorous training and graduate.
    Updated 6.8.10
  • Running with the Pack
    Author: Sedia, Ekaterina (edt)
    $ 14.95 ISBN: 9781607012191 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Remember the werewolves of classic stories and films, those bloodthirsty monsters that transformed under the full moon, reminding us of the terrible nature that lives within all of us? Today's werewolves are much more suave - and even sexy - and they've moved from British moors to New York City lofts, shaved, and got jobs. But as the tales of these writers will show you, they remain no less wild and passionate, and they still tug at the part of our being where a wild animal used to be. Running With the Pack includes stories from Carrie Vaughn, Laura Anne Gilman, and C.E. Murphy, and they will convince you that despite their gentrification, werewolves remain as fascinating and terrifying as ever. - Publisher Marketing
    Suggested Reading: Weres
    Updated 6.8.10
  • Dracula's Guest: And Other Victorian Vampire Stories
    Author: Simes, Michael (edt)
    $ 17 ISBN: 9780802719713 Date: 2010
    star LJ
    For fans of Bram Stoker and Stephenie Meyer alike comes a scintillating collection of gems from the golden age of vampire stories, written by such luminaries as Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, and Sheridan Le Fanu.
    Suggested Reading: Vampires
    Updated 5.1.10
  • A Special Place: The Heart of a Dark Patter
    Author: Straub, Peter
    $ 12.95 ISBN: 9781605981024 Date: 2010
    starPW
    From the bestselling author of Ghost Story, Shadowland, and The Talisman comes a novella-length rumination on the nature of evil.
    Updated 6.8.10
  • The War That Came Early: West and East
    Author: Turtledove, Harry
    $ 27 ISBN: 9780345491848 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    Building upon the events of Hitler's War, this new novel explores the lives of simple soldiers and civilians, as well as great historic leaders, to explore what might have happened had Chamberlain chosen not to appease Hitler.
    Updated 4.14.10

August

  • The Reapers are the Angels
    Author: Bell, Alden
    $ 15 ISBN: 9780805092431 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Zombies have infested a fallen America, and a young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, she moves back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond--seeking salvation and a place to make a home.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 7.12.10
  • The Very Best of Charles de Lint
    Author: de Lint, Charles
    $ 15.95 ISBN: 9781892391964 Date: 2010
    starPW
    At turns whimsical, dark, and mystical, this extraordinary collection of retold fairy tales and new, modern myths redefine the boundaries of magic. Compiling favored stories suggested by the author and his fans, this delightful treasury contains the most esteemed and beloved selections that de Lint has to offer. Innovative characters in unexpected places are the key to each plot: playful Crow Girls who sneak into the homes of their sleeping neighbors; a graffiti artist who risks everything to expose a long-standing conspiracy; a half-human girl who must choose between her village and her strange birthright; and an unrepentant trickster who throws one last party to reveal a folkloric tradition. Showcasing some of the finest offerings within the realms of urban fantasy and magical realism, this essential compendium of timeless tales will charm and inspire. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Omnitopia Dawn
    Author: Duane, Diane
    $ 25 ISBN: 9780756406233 Date: 2010
    starPW
    In an increasingly wired and computer-friendly world, massive multiplayer online games have become the ultimate form of entertainment. And the most popular gaming universe of all is Omnitopia.
    Updated 9.27.10
  • The Weslyan Anthology of Science Fiction
    Author: Evans, Arthur (edt)
    $ 39.95 (paper) ISBN: 9780819569554 Date: 2010
    starPW
    The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available -- includes online teacher's guide
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Pariah
    Author: Fingerman, Bob
    $ 25 ISBN: 9780765328175 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 9.27.10
  • Catching Hell
    Author: Gifune, Greg F
    $ 30 ISBN: 9781587671913 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Almost to Die For
    Author: Hallaway, Tate
    $ 9.99 ISBN: 9780451230577 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Twilight meets The Princess Diaries in the new series from the author of Honeymoon of the Dead. On her 16th birthday, Anastasija Parker learns that her so-called deadbeat dad is actually a vampire king.
    Suggested Reading: Vampires
    Updated 7.12.10
  • The Last Page
    Author: Huso, Anthony
    $ 27.99 ISBN: 9780765325167 Date: 2010
    starKirkus
    The city of Isca is set like a dark jewel in the crown of the Duchy of Stonehold. In this sprawling landscape, the monsters one sees are nothing compared to what's living in the city's sewers. Twenty-three-year-old Caliph Howl is Stonehold's reluctant High King. Thrust onto the throne, Caliph has inherited Stonehold's dirtiest court secrets. He also faces a brewing civil war that he is unprepared to fight. After months alone amid a swirl of gossip and political machinations, the sudden reappearance of his old lover, Sena, is a welcome bit of relief. But Sena has her own legacy to claim: she has been trained from birth by the Shradnae witchocracy--adept in espionage and the art of magical equations writ in blood--and she has been sent to spy on the High King. Yet there are magics that demand a higher price than blood. Sena secretly plots to unlock the Cisrym Ta, an arcane text whose pages contain the power to destroy worlds. The key to opening the book lies in Caliph's veins, forcing Sena to decide if her obsession for power is greater than her love for Caliph. Meanwhile, a fleet of airships creeps ever closer to Isca. As the final battle in a devastating civil war looms and the last page of the Cisrym Ta waits to be read, Caliph and Sena must face the deadly consequences of their decisions. And the blood of these conflicts will stain this and other worlds forever. - Publishers Weekly
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Prospero in Hell
    Author: Lamplighter, L. Jagi
    $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780765319302 Date: 2010
    starPW
    The exciting, suspenseful story of Miranda's search for Prospero, the fabled sorcerer of Shakespeare's play, The Tempest.
    Updated 7.12.10
  • The Reluctant Mage: Fisherman's Children #2
    Author: Miller, Karen
    $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780316029216 Date: 2010
    starPW
    It's been many months since Rafel ventured over Barl's Mountains into the unknown, in a desperate bid to seek help for their ravaged land. With his father's Weather Magic exhausted, there seemed no other hope. Now this too has died. Only Deenie believes Rafel still lives, sensing her brother in tortured dreams. She also knows she must try to find him, as only Rafel's talents could heal their land. The prospect terrifies Deenie, yet she sees no other choice. She soon learns of a dangerous new power. Deenie comes to suspect that not only is her brother involved, but that the evil their father destroyed is somehow reborn. And if she can't save Rafel, then through him, Morg's vast power could once again command their world. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 7.12.10
  • The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson
    Author: Strahan, Jonathan (edt)
    $ 27.95 ISBN: 9781597801843 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Kim Stanley Robinson has been an ongoing force in the Science Fiction genre for over twenty years, with his novels (Year's of Rice and Salt, Forty Signs of Rain) crossing over to the mainstream, and routinely appearing on the New York Times best sellers list. During the 80s and early nineties, his short fiction continued to push the boundaries of science fiction, defining the science-focused side of the science fiction genre. Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan worked with Kim Stanley Robinson to select the stories that make up this landmark volume. In addition to these reprints, The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson features a brand-new short story, The Timpanist of the Berlin Philharmonic, 1942. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Wings of Fire
    Author: Strahan, Jonathan & Marriane S. Sablon (edt)
    $ 15.95 ISBN: 9781597801874 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Dragons: Fearsome fire-breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient hoarders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages' wisdom, and winged weapons of war... Wings of Fire brings you all these dragons, and more, seen clearly through the eyes of many of today's most popular authors, including Peter Beagle, Holly Black, Orson Scott Card, Charles De Lint, Diana Wynne Jones, Mercedes Lackey, Ursula K Le Guin, Dean R Koontz, George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, Garth Nix, and many others. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 7.12.10
  • The Third Bear
    Author: VanderMeer, Jeff
    $ 14.95 ISBN: 9781892391988 Date: 2010
    starPW star LJ
    The award-winning short fiction in this collection highlights the voice of an inventive contemporary fantasist who has been compared by critics to Borges, Nabokov, and Kafka.
    Updated 8.9.10

September

  • Night of the Living Trekkies
    Author: Anderson Kevin David & Sarn Stall
    $ 15 ISBN: 9781594744631 Date: 2010
    starPW
    In the vein of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a science fiction parody packed with hundreds of gags referencing Star Trek, comic books, and fan conventions.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 9.27.10
  • A Secret History of Fantasy
    Author: Beagle, Peter S. (edt)
    $ 15.95 ISBN: 9781892391995 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Featuring innovative authors, such as Robert Holdstock, Stephen King, and Gregory Maguire, this volume provides stories that highlight the new path that fantasy literature has taken in the past 30 years.
    Updated 7.12.10
  • A Star Shall Fall
    Author: Brennan, Marie
    $15.99 ISBN: 9780765325365 Date: 2010
    starPW
    The Royal Society of London plays home to the greatest mind of England. It has revolutionized philosophy and scientific knowledge. Its fellows map out the laws of the natural world, disproving ancient superstition and ushering in an age of enlightenment. To the fae of the Onyx Court, living in a secret city below London, these scientific developments are less than welcome. Magic is losing its place in the world--and science threatens to expose the court to hostile eyes. In 1666, a Great Fire burned four-fifths of London to the ground. The calamity was caused by a great Dragon--an elemental beast of flame. Incapable of destroying something so powerful, the fae of London banished it to a comet moments before the comet's light disappeared from the sky. Now the calculations of Sir Edmond Halley have predicted its return in 1759. So begins their race against time. Soon the Dragon's gaze will fall upon London and it will return to the city it ravaged once before. The fae will have to answer the question that defeated them a century before: How can they kill a being more powerful than all their magic combined? It will take both magic and science to save London--but reconciling the two carries its own danger... - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 8.5.10
  • Zoo City
    Author: Beukes, Lauren
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780857660558 Date: 2010
    starPW
    WHERE NO ONE ELSE DARE VENTURE... Zinzi has a Sloth on her back, a dirty online 419 scam habit - and a talent for finding lost things. But when her latest client, a little old lady, turns up dead and the cops confiscate her lastpaycheck, she's forced to take on her least favourite kind of job: missing persons An astonishing second novel from the author of the highly-acclaimed Moxyland. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 9.27.10
  • Game of Cages
    Author: Connolly, Harry
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780345508904 Date: 2010
    starPW
    As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on Earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palaces Society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, an ex-car thief and the expendable assistant of a powerful sorcerer.
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Mob Rules
    Author: Haley, Cameron
    $ 14.95 ISBN: 9780373803200 Date: 2010
    starPW
    A debut author delivers an urban fantasy novel of murder and magic, betrayal and redemption, set in the arcane underworld of Los Angeles.
    Suggested Reading: Debuts
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Burton & Swinbourne in the Strange Affair of the Spring Heeled Jack
    Author: Hodder, Mark
    $ 16 ISBN: 9781616142407 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    When one man changes history, history changes everyone. London, 1861. Burton and Swinburne stand at a crossroads in their lives and are caught in the epicenter of an empire torn by conflicting forces.
    Updated 9.3.10
  • Lady Lazarus
    Author: Lang, Michelle
    $ 14.99 ISBN: 9780765323170 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    Descended from the legendary witch of Ein Dor, Magdalena Lazarus alone holds the power to summon the angel Raziel and stop Hitler and his supernatural minions from unleashing total war in Europe.
    Suggested Reading: Witches
    Updated 9.3.10
  • The Skin Map
    Author: Lawhead, Steven
    $ 24.99 ISBN: 9781595548047 Date: 2010
    starLJ
    Kit Livingstone's great-grandfather has reappeared with an unbelievable story--one explorer knew the pathways to other worlds and tattooed his map onto his skin. Rival factions are in desperate competition to recover it and regain Paradise.
    Updated 8.9.10
  • Antiphon
    Author: Scholes, Ken
    $ 25.99 ISBN: 9780765321299 Date: 2010
    starPW
    In the third novel in Scholes's Pslams of Isaak series, nothing is as it seems. The ancient past is not dead. The hand of the Wizard Kings still reaches out to challenge the Androfrancine Order, to control the magick and technology that they sought to claim for their own.
    Updated 7.12.10
  • Sourdough and Other Stories
    Author: Slatter, Angela
    $ 50 ISBN: 9780441019250 Date: 2010
    starPW

    Updated 11.21.10
  • Queen of Shadows
    Author: Sylvan, Dianne
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780441019250 Date: 2010
    starPW

    Updated 11.21.10
  • Dust
    Author: Turner, Joan Frances
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780441019281 Date: 2010
    starBooklist
    Nine years ago, Jessie was in a car crash and died. After she was buried, she awoke and tore through the earth to arise, reborn, as a zombie. After a mysterious illness threatens the existence of both zombies and humans, Jessie must choose between looking away or staring down the madness--and hanging on to everything she now knows as life.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 9.3.10

October

  • The Iron Duke
    Author: Brook, Meljean
    $ 15 ISBN: 9780425236673 Date: 2010
    starPW

    Updated 10.18.10
  • The Wolf Age
    Author: Enge, James
    $ 17 ISBN: 9781616142438 Date: 2010
    starPW
    In Wuruyaaria, a city of werewolves and a democracy, some are more equal than others. There where a faction of outcast werewolves is determined to change the balance of power in a long, bloody election year.
    Suggested Reading: Weres
    Updated 9.3.10
  • The Dead Path
    Author: Irwin, Stephen M.
    $ 26 ISBN: 9780385533430 Date: 2010
    starPW star Booklist
    A haunting vision in the woods sets off a series of tragic events, leaving Nicholas Close lost amid visions of ghosts trapped in their harrowing, final moments. These uniquely terrifying apparitions lead him on a thrilling and suspenseful ride to confront a wicked soul.
    Updated10.18.10
  • Handling the Undead
    Author: Lindqvist, John Ajvide
    $ 24.99 ISBN: 9780312605254 Date: 2010
    starKirkus star LJ
    From the author of the powerful vampire novel Let the Right One In comes a horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them.
    Suggested Reading: Zombies
    Updated 9.3.10
  • The Cardinal's Blades
    Author: Pevel, Pierre
    $ 16 ISBN: 9781616142452 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Welcome to 17th-century Paris where intrigue, duels and spies are rife and, with war on the horizon, Cardinal Richelieu's men may be prevailed upon to risk life and limb in the name of France at a moment's notice.
    Updated 9.3.10
  • Dreadnaught
    Author: Priest, Cherie
    $ 14.95 ISBN: 9780765325785 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Priest delivers the stand-alone sequel to her steampunk adventure--and runaway hit--Boneshaker.
    Updated 9.3.10
  • Diving Mimes, Weeping Czars and Other Unusual Suspects
    Author: Scholes, Ken
    $ 17.99 ISBN: 9780982073087 Date: 2010
    starPW

    Updated 9.3.10
  • Troubled Waters
    Author: Shinn, Sharon
    $ 25 ISBN: 9780441019236 Date: 2010
    starLJ
    Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. But Zoe is a coru prime ruled by the elemental sign of water, and she must decide how to use her power to rise above the intrigue of the court.
    Updated 9.27.10
  • The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, V 5
    Author: Silverbert, Robert
    $ 35 ISBN: 9781596063211 Date: 2010
    starPW

    Updated 8.9.10
  • Eternal Hunger
    Author: Wright, Laura
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780451231499 Date: 2010
    starPW
    A dark and sexy debut paranormal romance. In the dark, fear and desire are one... Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with those of his vampire breed. Fate places him at the door of Dr. Sara Donohue, who is dedicated to removing patients' traumatic memories. But as their world's collide, Sara and Alexander are bound by something even stronger as one becomes hunter and the other, prey. And Sara's only chance of survival is to surrender to the final-and most unimaginable-desire of her life.
    Suggested Reading: Vampires
    Updated 9.3.10

November

  • Elfsorrow
    Author: Barclay, James
    $ 17 ISBN: 9781616142483 Date: 2010
    starLJ

    Updated 11.21.10
  • Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files
    Author: Butcher, Jim
    $ 26 ISBN: 9780451463654 Date: 2010
    starKirkus
    The first short story collection in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series includes a brand-new Harry Dresden novella. Here, together for the first time, are the shorter works by Butcher--a compendium of cases that Harry and his cadre of allies managed to close in record time.
    Updated 9.27.10
  • The Broken Kingdoms
    Author: Jemisin, N.K.
    $ 14 ISBN: 9780316043960 Date: 2010
    starPW
    In the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy.
    Updated 9.27.10
  • Full Dark, No Stars
    Author: King, Stephen
    $ 28 ISBN: 9781439192566 Date: 2010
    starBooklist star PW
    Following on the heels of his stunning #1 bestseller Under the Dome, Stephen King delivers a new collection of four original never-before-published stories, all linked by the common theme of retribution.
    Updated 9.27.10
  • She Nailed a Stake Through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror
    Author: Leider, Tim (edt)
    $ 12.99 ISBN: 9780976654674 Date: 2010
    starPW

    Updated 9.27.10
  • Magic at the Gate
    Author: Monk, Devon
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780451463632 Date: 2010
    starPW
    Allie Beckstrom's lover, Zayvion Jones, lies in a coma, his soul trapped in death's realm. When Allie discovers the only way to save Zayvion is to sacrifice her own magical essence, she makes a decision that may have grave consequences for the entire world.
    Updated 9.27.10
  • Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded
    Author: VanderMeer, Ann and Jeff (edt)
    $ 15 ISBN: 9781616960018 Date: 2010
    starPW
    This artfully assembled anthology of original fiction, nonfiction, and art can serve as an introduction to the steampunk culture or provide dedicated fans with more fuel. Includes works by Daniel Abraham, John Coulthart, William Gibson, and Margo Lanagan.
    Updated 9.27.10
  • Child of the Northern Spring
    Author: Woolley, Persia
    $ 17 ISBN: 9781402245220 Date: 2010
    starPW
    A captivating tale of Arthurian legend and grandeur seen through the eyes of Guinevere. First in a trilogy.
    Updated 9.27.10

December

  • Yarn
    Author: Armstrong, Jon
    $ 14.99 ISBN: 9781597802109 Date: 2010
    starPW

    Updated 10.18.10
  • The Bone Palace: Necromancer Chronicles
    Author: Downum, Amanda
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780316069007 Date: 2010
    starPW star Kirkus
    In this sequel to Downum's acclaimed debut,The Drowning City, Isylit must once again draw on her necromancy to save her kingdom.
    Updated 11.21.10
  • The Radleys
    Author: Haig, Matt
    $ 25 ISBN: 9781439194010 Date: 2010
    starPW
    The irreverent author of The Dead Father's Club returns with a family satire about midlife crisis, addiction, sexual desire, and teenage angst enacted among a 21st-century nuclear family of vampires.
    Updated 10.18.10
  • In the Dark of Dreams
    Author: Liu, Marjorie M.
    $ 7.99 ISBN: 9780062020161 Date: 2010
    starPW
    An exciting new installment in Liu's award-winning Dirk & Steele series, in which high stakes and sizzling passion collide.
    Updated 10.18.10
  • The Bards of Bone Plain
    Author: McKillip, Patricia A.
    $ 24.95 ISBN: 9780441019571 Date: 2010
    starPW
    In her newest novel, the World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Bell at Sealey Head invites readers to discover a place that may only exist in the mystical wisdom of poetry and music.
    Updated 11.21.10
  • The Best of Larry Niven
    Author: Strahan, Jonathan (edt)
    $ 40 ISBN: 9781596063310 Date: 2010
    starPW star Booklist
    Updated 11.21.10

 

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