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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spotlight on April Books

This month Robert Thompson provided most of the book titles with additions by Cindy Hannikman, Liviu Suciu and Mihir Wanchoo. We are featuring 60 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 Since information sometimes is out of date even in the Amazon/Book Depository links we use for listings, books get delayed or sometimes even released earlier, we would truly appreciate if you would send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.

Sometimes a cover image is not available at the time of the post and also
sometimes covers change unexpectedly so while we generally use the Amazon one when available and cross check with Google Images, the ultimate bookstore cover may be different.

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"Inside Out" by Maria Snyder. Release Date: April 1, 2010.
“White Tiger” by Kylie Chan. UK Release Date: April 1, 2010.
“Amortals” by Matt Forbeck. UK Release Date: April 1, 2010.
“Guardian of the Dead” by Karen Healey. Release Date: April 1, 2010.
Half World” by Hiromi Goto. Release Date: April 1, 2010.
This World We Live In” by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Release Date: April 1, 2010.

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"Starlighter” by Bryan Davis. Release Date: April 1, 2010.
"Conflicts" ed Ian Whates, UK Release Date: April 2, 2010.
At the Gates of Darkness” by Raymond E. Feist. Release Date: April 6, 2010.
WWW:Watch” by Robert Sawyer. Release Date: April 6, 2010.
A Magic of Dawn” by S.L. Farrell. Release Date: April 6, 2010.

Changes” by Jim Butcher. Release Date: April 6, 2010.

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Directive 51” by John Barnes. Release Date: April 6, 2010.
The Bradbury Report” by Steven Polansky. Release Date: April 6, 2010.
Destiny’s Star” by Elizabeth Vaughan. Release Date: April 6, 2010.
Enchanted Glass” by Diana Wynne Jones. Release Date: April 6, 2010.
Touched by an Alien” by Gini Koch. Release Date: April 6, 2010.
The Poison Throne” by Celine Kiernan. Release Date: April 7, 2010.


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"The Emerald Storm" by Michael Sullivan Release Date: April 8, 2010.
Thirteen Days to Midnight” by Patrick Carman. Release Date: April 12, 2010.
A Mighty Fortress” by David Weber. Release Date: April 13, 2010.
Watcher of the Dead” by J.V. Jones. Release Date: April 13, 2010.
The Edge of Ruin” by Melinda Snodgrass. Release Date: April 13, 2010.

The Desert Spear” by Peter V. Brett. Release Date: April 13, 2010.

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Bitter Seeds” by Ian Tregillis. Release Date: April 13, 2010.
Up Jim River” by Michael Flynn. Release Date: April 13, 2010.
The Hittite” by Ben Bova. Release Date: April 13, 2010.
“Instinct” by Jeremy Robinson. Release Date: April 13, 2010.
The Birth of Love” by Joanna Kavenna. Release Date: April 13, 2010.
"The Knife That Killed Me" by Anthony McGowan Release Date: April 13, 2010.

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The Celestial Globe” by Marie Rutkoski. Release Date: April 13, 2010.
New Model Army” by Adam Roberts. UK Release Date: April 15, 2010.
“The King of the Crags” by Stephen Deas. UK Release Date: April 15, 2010.
“Tome of the Undergates” by Sam Sykes. UK Release Date: April 15, 2010.
“Neverland” by Douglas Clegg. Release Date: April 13, 2010 (Reprint).
"The Iron Khan" by Liz Williams April 15, 2010.

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"Saltation” by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. Release Date: April 20, 2010.
All That Follows” by Jim Crace. Release Date: April 20, 2010.
Burning Lamp” by Amanda Quick. Release Date: April 20, 2010.
Morpheus Road: The Light” by D.J. MacHale. Release Date: April 20, 2010.
Under Heaven” by Guy Gavriel Kay. Release Date: April 27, 2010.
Ghosts of Manhattan” by George Mann. Release Date: April 27, 2010 (US Debut).

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Dragonfly Falling” by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Release Date: April 27, 2010 (US Debut).
Ares Express” by Ian McDonald. Release Date: April 27, 2010 (US Debut).
The Noise Within” by Ian Whates. Release Date: April 27, 2010.
The Lost Fleet: Victorious” by Jack Campbell. Release Date: April 27, 2010.

Black Blade Blues” by J.A. Pitts. Release Date: April 27, 2010.
Feed” by Mira Grant. Release Date: April 27, 2010.

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Song of Scarabaeus” by Sara Creasy. Release Date: April 27, 2010.
“Sparrow Rock” by Nate Kenyon. Release Date: April 27, 2010.
“Lord of the Changing Winds” by Rachel Neumeier. Release Date: April 27, 2010.

The Wager” by Donna Jo Napoli. Release Date: April 27, 2010.

Thief Eyes” by Janni Lee Simner. Release Date: April 27, 2010.
Whisper” by Phoebe Kitanidis. Release Date: April 27, 2010.

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“The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker” by Leanna Renee Hieber. April 27, 2010.
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2010” edited by Rich Horton. April 29, 2010.
The Orphaned Worlds” by Michael Cobley. UK Release Date: April 29, 2010

“Windward Passage” by Jim Nisbet. Release Date: April 29, 2010.

"Grand Central Arena" by Ryk Spoor, Release Date: April 29, 2010.
"Lesser Demons” by Norman Partridge. Release Date: April 30, 2010.

8 comments:

Liviu said...

Want to add a comment about the books reviewed/to be reviewed.

In march I stated:

"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""

I've posted the reviews for "Farlander", "Gardens of the Sun", "City of Dreams and Nightmares", "Terminal World", "Secrets of the Sands" and Sorcerer's House and will have the reviews of The Barbary Pirates and Age of Zeus within the first two weeks of April (hopefully) and I plan to do the review of the anthology Shine too from March, while Gaslight Dogs moved quite lower on my list since I have a ton of more interesting books for me to read first, but Cindy may do the review; Midnight Mayor and Solar are books that I have but I am unsure if/when I will get to, while I disliked both Boy Cuckoo-Clock Heart, and Silver Eagle (dropped from that series)and the mini-reviews/comments on Goodreads are the most time I will spend on them


For April the sure reviews from me are: The Emerald Storm (with Cindy, read), A Mighty Fortress (read), Bitter Seeds (read), A Desert Spear (with Mihir, read), Up Jim River (read), The King of the Crags (preorder), The New Model Army (preorder), Tome of the Undergates (preorder),Dragonfly Falling (done), Ghosts of Manhattan (done), The Noise Within (have, tbr soon), Orphaned Worlds (read), Grand Central Arena (read), Conflicts (preorder)

Then time allowing A Magic of Dawn (plan to get on publication), while The Poisoned Throne, The Hittite, Windward Passage are books I will look at as they become available

Jo said...

Thanks for the heads up -- there are some great-sounding books here! And I had missed a few that now I'm going to add to our library's collection.

Shara said...

Just wanted to let you know the link to the Snodgrass novel goes to the wrong but. Same title, but wrong book. :)

Cindy said...

Thanks for letting us know. ;) I fixed it so it should go to the right one now!

Cindy said...

As for my reviews:

Guardian of the Dead (reviewed today)
Emerald Storm (review with Liviu)
Celestial Globe
13 Treasures (which I forgot to add on here)
Lord of the Changing Winds
ThiefEyes
Wager

I also have a few from March that haven't made it to be reviewed. May is a big big month for me more so then April :)

Hery said...

good, i like it

mark said...

New Model Army was dispatched on Friday so I should get it today or tomorrow hopefully! :D

Liviu said...

Sadly while my copy of New Model Army was dispatched a while ago, the current travel disruptions made it quite late; though I got the other two I had on preorder and anyway ultimately it's a book...

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