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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Spotlight on February Books

This month Robert Thompson provided most of the book titles with additions by Cindy Hannikman, Liviu Suciu and Mihir Wanchoo. We are featuring 54 books.
The release dates are US unless marked otherwise and the books are first edition unless noted differently. The dates are on a best known basis so they are not guaranteed; same about the edition information. Since information sometimes is out of date even in the Amazon/Book Depository links we use for listings, books get delayed or sometimes even released earlier, we would truly appreciate if you would send us an email about any listing with incorrect information.

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“Ghosts of Manhattan” by George Mann. UK Release Date: February 1, 2010

"Alcestis" by Katharine Beutner (1 February 2010)

"The Liberators" by Philip Womack (1 February 2010)

The Poison Eaters and Other Stories” by Holly Black. Release Date: February 1, 2010.

The Adamantine Palace” by Stephen Deas. Release Date: February 2, 2010 (US Debut).

"Archangel's Kiss" by Nalini Singh (2 February 2010)

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Blackout” by Connie Willis. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

Point Omega” by Don DeLillo. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

Able One” by Ben Bova. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

City of Night” by Michelle West. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

Shadows Past” by Lorna Freeman. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

The Extra” by Michael Shea. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

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Pleasure Model” by Christopher Rowley. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

Jack: Secret Circles” by F. Paul Wilson. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

State of Decay” by James Knapp. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

“Heretics” by S. Andrew Swann. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

The Lost Books of the Odyssey” by Zachary Mason. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

No Sleep Till Wonderland” by Paul Tremblay. Release Date: February 2, 2010.

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“Secrets of the Fire Sea” by Stephen Hunt. UK Release Date: February 4, 2010.

“Walking The Tree” by Kaaron Warren. UK Release Date: February 4, 2010.

“The World House” by Guy Adams. UK Release Date: February 4, 2010.

“Edge” by Thomas Blackthorne. UK Release Date: February 4, 2010.

“Lex Trent Versus the Gods” by Alex Bell. UK Release Date: February 4, 2010.

“Hyddenworld: Spring” by William Horwood. UK Release Date: February 5, 2010.

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“Salute the Dark” by Adrian Tchaikovsky. UK Release Date: February 5, 2010.

A Dark Matter” by Peter Straub. Release Date: February 9, 2010.

El Borak and Other Desert Adventures” by Robert E. Howard (r). Release Date: February 9, 2010.

Finnikin of the Rock” by Melina Marchetta. Release Date: February 9, 2010 (US Debut).

Token of Darkness” by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. Release Date: February 9, 2010.

The Best of Joe R. Lansdale” by Joe R. Lansdale. Release Date: February 15, 2010.

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Horns” by Joe Hill. Release Date: February 16, 2010.

"Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire" by Poul Anderson (r) (16 February 2010)

The New Dead” edited by Christopher Golden. Release Date: February 16, 2010.

Jade Man’s Skin” by Daniel Fox. Release Date: February 16, 2010.

The Ruling Sea” by Robert V.S. Redick. Release Date: February 16, 2010 (US Debut).

“The Dark Eyes' War” by David B. Coe. Release Date: February 16, 2010.

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Shadow Prowler” by Alexey Pehov. Release Date: February 16, 2010.

Raven’s Ladder” by Jeffrey Overstreet. Release Date: February 16, 2010.

Live Free or Die” by John Ringo. Release Date: February 16, 2010.

"Raven: Sons of Thunder" by Giles Kristian (18 February 2010)

“The Folding Knife” by K.J. Parker. Release Date: February 22, 2010.

“Geosynchron” by David Louis Edelman. Release Date: February 23, 2010.

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“The Conqueror's Shadow” by Ari Marmell. Release Date: February 23, 2010.

The Last Stormlord” by Glenda Larke. Release Date: February 23, 2010.

Red Inferno: 1945” by Robert Conroy. Release Date: February 23, 2010.

Chill” by Elizabeth Bear. Release Date: February 23, 2010.

Dead Matter” by Anton Strout. Release Date: February 23, 2010.

The Sable Quean” by Brian Jacques. Release Date: February 23, 2010.

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Star Wars: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor” by Matthew Stover. Release Date: February 23, 2010.

“Black Hills” by Dan Simmons. Release Date: February 24, 2010.

“The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin. Release Date: February 25, 2010.

“Above the Snowline” by Steph Swainston. UK Release Date: February 25, 2010.

"The Taborin Scale" by Lucius Shepard (28 February 2010)

Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle” by Peter S. Beagle. Release Date: February 28, 2010.

5 comments:

Calibandar said...

Books I intend to buy from that list:

Hyddenworld
Ghosts of Manhattan
A Dark Matter
Horns
The New Dead
The Folding Knife
The Last Stormlord
Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Mirror Kingdoms- Beagle


I still have to the first Giles Kristian book to read. The Mirror Kingdoms book by Beagle is a collection I will buy even though I already have most of the stories, that is going to be a lovely volume.

dave said...

Lots of good stuff here, but getting Willis, Simmons, and Straub in the same month makes for a special February.

Liviu said...

I agree that the list contains a lot of interesting and varied books; of the 1st ed releases I read The Folding Knife(A++), Black Hills(A+), Geosynchron(A+) all that will be fully reviewed here soon, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms(A+) where I fully agree with Robert's review that's up, and I have Ghosts of Manhattan though that one I plan to review for April when Pyr publishes it in the US; I do not have but plan to get on publication Heretics, Salute the Dark, Secrets of the Fire Sea, Raven 2 and Above the Snowline and review them when possible, while the Lost Books of the Oddyssey is one I plan to try and maybe Lex Trent which is kind of far from what I am interested in but is written by Alex Bell

Robert reviewed another bunch from here like The Extra, Pleasure Model, Horns, Jade Man, The Conqueror's Shadow, Hundred Thousand plus the two novels released in the UK last year (Deas and Redick) some reviews up, some tbp and I think Cindy will review David Coe's novel so we will have a good varied coverage

Cindy said...

I agreed with the review on Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. So I didn't add my thoughts :).

I do plan on reviewing Coe's latest book. I also just got a copy of The Last Stormlord.

Though from the looks of it, March looks to be a busy month too!

aspiemom said...

I highly recommend Jeffrey Overstreet's series starting with "Auralia's Colors" and continuing with this month's release of "Raven's Ladder."

I've read his first 2 books and I am anxiously waiting for Raven's Ladder.

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