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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spotlight on March Books

This month Robert Thompson provided most of the book titles with additions by Cindy Hannikman, Liviu Suciu and Mihir Wanchoo. We are featuring 66 books. This month there were considerably more new sff releases but we tried to limit ourselves to a reasonable number and we chose the books most in tune with what's reviewed here.

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 Since information sometimes is out of date even in the Amazon/Book Depository links we use for listings, books get delayed or sometimes even released earlier, we would truly appreciate if you would send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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"Sepulchral Earth: The Long Road" by Tim Marquitz Release Date: March 1, 2010.
Winning Mars” by Jason Stoddard. Release Date: March 1, 2010.
Shadowrise” by Tad Williams. Release Date: March 2, 2010.
Spellwright” by Blake Charlton. Release Date: March 2, 2010.
Coyote Destiny” by Allen Steele. Release Date: March 2, 2010.
Shadows in the Cave” by Caleb Fox. Release Date: March 2, 2010.

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Shalador’s Lady” by Anne Bishop. Release Date: March 2, 2010.
“The Dragon Factory” by Jonathan Maberry. Release Date: March 2, 2010.
“The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” by Mathias Malzieu. Release Date: March 2, 2010.
The Dream of Perpetual Motion” by Dexter Palmer. Release Date: March 2, 2010.
A Local Habitation” by Seanan McGuire. Release Date: March 2, 2010.
"The Timekeeper's Moon” by Joni Sensel. Release Date: March 2, 2010.

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"Anastasia's Secret" by Susanne Dunlap Release Date: March 2, 2010
“Dragon Haven” by Robin Hobb. UK Release Date: March 4, 2010.
“City of Dreams and Nightmare” by Ian Whates. UK Release Date: March 4, 2010.
“City of the Snakes” by Darren Shan. UK Release Date: March 4, 2010.
"The Line" by Teri Hall Release Date: 04 Mar 2010
“King Maker” by Maurice Broaddus. UK Release Date: March 4, 2010.

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“Farlander” by Col Buchanan. UK Release Date: March 5, 2010.
The Midnight Mayor” by Kate Griffin. Release Date: March 8, 2010.
“The River King's Road” by Liane Merciel. Release Date: March 9, 2010.
The Dead-Tossed Waves” by Carrie Ryan. Release Date: March 9, 2010.
“Angelology” by Danielle Trussoni. Release Date: March 9, 2010.
“Arcadia Falls” by Carol Goodman. Release Date: March 9, 2010.

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“Terminal World” by Alastair Reynolds. UK Release Date: March 15, 2010.
“Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror” by Ellen Datlow. Release Date: March 15, 2010.
“Warriors” edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
Secret of the Dragon” by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
The Sorcerer’s House” by Gene Wolfe. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
Not Less Than Gods” by Kage Baker. Release Date: March 16, 2010.

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The Trade of Queens” by Charles Stross. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
Oath of Fealty” by Elizabeth Moon. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
Bound in Blood” by P.C. Hodgell. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
Dimiter” by William Peter Blatty. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
“The Alchemy of Murder” by Carol McCleary. Release Date: March 16, 2010.
"The Silver Eagle (Forgotten Legion Chronicles 2)" by Ben Kane [US debut] 16 Mar 2010

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"
Lord Sunday" By Garth Nix. Release Date: March 16, 2010
“Thirteen Years Later” by Jasper Kent. UK Release Date: March 18, 2010.
“Metro 2033” by Dmitry Glukhovsky. UK Release Date: March 18, 2010.
"Shadow Princess" by Indu Sundaresan Release Date:23 Mar 2010
Gardens of the Sun” by Paul McAuley. Release Date: March 23, 2010 (US Debut).
Empire in Black & Gold” by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Release Date: March 23, 2010 (US Debut).

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“Petrodor” by Joel Shepherd. Release Date: March 23, 2010 (US Debut).
A Conspiracy of Kings” by Megan Whalen Turner. Release Date: March 23, 2010.
The War of the Dwarves” by Markus Heitz. Release Date: March 23, 2010.
“A Matter of Blood: The Dog-faced Gods Trilogy” by Sarah Pinborough. March 25, 2010.
"Chasing the Dragon" by Nicholas Kaufmann Release Date: 29 Mar 2010
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume 4” edited by Jonathan Strahan. Release Date: March 29, 2010.

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The Ware Tetralogy” by Rudy Rucker. Release Date: March 29, 2010.
“Pinion” by Jay Lake. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
The Age of Zeus” by James Lovegrove. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
Solar” by Ian McEwan. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
The Barbary Pirates” by William Dietrich. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
The Divine Sacrifice” by Tony Hays. Release Date: March 30, 2010.

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Secrets of the Sands" by Leona Wisoker. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
“He Walked Among Us” by Norman Spinrad. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
"I Am Not a Serial Killer" by Dan Wells Release Date: 30 Mar 2010
“Dweller” by Jeff Strand. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
“The Tale of Halcyon Crane” by Wendy Webb. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
Changeless” by Gail Carriger. Release Date: March 30, 2010.

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The Gaslight Dogs” by Karin Lowachee. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
“Birthmarked” by Caragh M. O'Brien. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
Weaver” by Stephen Baxter. paperback Release Date: March 30, 2010.
"A Grey Moon over China" by Thomas A Day (wide release reprint) 30 Mar 2010
“Necessary Heartbreak” by Michael J. Sullivan. Release Date: March 30, 2010.
Bone and Jewel Creatures” by Elizabeth Bear. Release Date: March 31, 2010.

5 comments:

Liviu said...

Just to add a bit more info:

Books that have been reviewed on FBC:

"Spellwright", 'The Dragon Factory", "The Dream of Perpetual Motion", "Empire in Black and Gold" all reviewed by Robert

Books that have reviews to be posted soon:

"Warriors", Thirteen Years Later", "I am not a Serial Killer" all reviewed by Robert

Books that I will review:
"Farlander", "Gardens of the Sun", "City of Dreams and Nightmares", "Terminal World", "The Age of Zeus", "The Barbary Pirates", "Secrets of the Sands" and most likely "The Gaslight Dogs"

Books that I will try and may review depending on time and how they impress me: "The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart", "The Midnight Mayor", "The Sorcerer's House", "The Silver Eagle", "Solar"

And of course Cindy and Mihir have their favorites to review from the list including the books by Jon Sensel and Tim Marquitz respectively and most likely quite a few more

Cindy said...

To add to Liviu's:

I plan on doing a review with Liviu on Gaslight Dogs and Secrets of the Sands:).

I also plan on reviewing: The Timekeeper's Moon, Anastasia's Secret, Angelolgy, Secrets of the Dragon, Petrodor, War of the Dwarves.

There might be a few others that weren't on this list that I know were released in March :)

Liviu said...

The Boy With the Cuckoo-Clock-Heart has a great cover but it lost me when on the first page the action starts in Edinburgh 1874 and mentions Charles Bronson and the World Cup in the same breath; I fast read through it and it just did not work in any way, shape or form, while the language inside makes it quite unsuitable for children imho; one of the few 1 star books I read

Calibandar said...

Interesting stuff guys.

The Warriors review by Robert is great btw, I love the story by story review, even though I realize it must be a lot of work.

City of Dreams and Nightmares and Gaslight Dogs are two books I am also interested in seeing reviews of. Sorcerer's House I will probably get anyway, seems cool.

Robert said...

I'm glad you liked the Warriors review Calibander :) It is more work to review anthologies story-by-story, but I think it's the best way to review such books...

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