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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Spotlight on August 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. 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 Since information sometimes is out of date even in the Amazon/Book Depository links we use for listings, books get delayed or sometimes even released earlier, we would truly appreciate if you would send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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"Second Sight" by Greg Hamerton Release Date: August 1, 2010.
“Sympathy for the Devil” edited by Tim Pratt. Release Date: August 1, 2010.
“Guardian of the Gate” by Michelle Zink. Release Date: August 1, 2010.
"The Grim Reaper's Dance" by Judy Clemens. Release Date: August 1, 2010.
“The Thin Executioner” by Darren Shan. Release Date: Auguest 1, 2010 (US Debut).
“Elves: Once Walked with Gods” by James Barclay. UK Release Date: August 1, 2010.

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“The Osiris Ritual” by George Mann. Release Date: August 3, 2010 (US Debut).
“Children No More” by Mark L. Van Name. Release Date: August 3, 2010.
“Omnitopia Dawn” by Diane Duane. Release Date: August 3, 2010.
“Shades of Gray” by Lisanne Norman. Release Date: August 3, 2010.
“Shades of Milk & Honey” by Mary Robinette Kowal. Release Date: August 3, 2010.
“The Questing Road” by Lyn McConchie. Release Date: August 3, 2010.

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“The Stainless Steel Rat Returns” by Harry Harrison. Release Date: August 3, 2010.
“Betrayal” by Gillian Shields. Release Date: August 3, 2010.
“I Am Number Four” by Pittacus Lore. Release Date: August 3, 2010.
“Thresholds” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Release Date: August 5, 2010.
“The Scarab Path” by Adrian Tchaikovsky. UK Release Date: August 6, 2010.
“Shift” by Tim Kring & Dale Peck. Release Date: August 10, 2010.

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“The Three Furies” by Kaza Kingsley. Release Date: August 10, 2010.
“The Madman of Venice” by Sophie Masson. Release Date: August 10, 2010 (US Debut).
“Prospero in Hell” by L. Jagi Lamplighter. Release Date: August 17, 2010.
“The Last Page” by Anthony Huso. Release Date: August 17, 2010.
“After America” by John Birmingham. Release Date: August 17, 2010.
“Template” by Matthew Hughes. Release Date: August 17, 2010 (US Debut).

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“15 Miles” by Rob Scott. UK Release Date: August 19, 2010.
"The Disciple" by Steven Dunne. UK Release Date: August 19, 2010.
“The Technician” by Neal Asher. UK Release Date: August 20, 2010.
“The Evolutionary Void” by Peter F. Hamilton. Release Date: August 24, 2010.
“Bearers of the Black Staff” by Terry Brooks. Release Date: August 24, 2010.
“The Ragged Man” by Tom Lloyd. Release Date: August 24, 2010.

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“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins. Release Date: August 24, 2010.
"Valley of the Scarecrow by Gord Rollo. Release Date: August 24, 2010.
“Sabotaged” by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Release Date: August 24, 2010.
“A Crack in the Sky” by Mark Peter Hughes. Release Date: August 24, 2010.
“The Black Prism” by Brent Weeks. Release Date: August 25, 2010.
“The Thief-Taker's Apprentice” by Stephen Deas. UK Release Date: August 26, 2010.

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“The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“Century of the Soldier” by Paul Kearney. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“The Waters Rising” by Sheri S. Tepper. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“The Usurper” by Rowena Corey Daniels. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“A Star Shall Fall” by Marie Brennan. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“The Sky That Wraps” by Jay Lake. Release Date: August 31, 2010.

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“The Native Star” by M.K. Hobson. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“Noise” by Darin Bradley. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“Kell’s Legend” by Andy Remic. Release Date: August 31, 2010 (US Debut).
“Sixty-One Nails” by Mike Shevdon. Release Date: August 31, 2010 (US Debut).
“The Skin Map” by Stephen R. Lawhead. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“The Lucifer Code” by Charles Brokaw. Release Date: August 31, 2010.

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“Blameless” by Gail Carriger. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“Game of Cages” by Harry Connolly. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“Sacrifice” by Dakota Banks. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“The Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“Halo” by Alexandra Adornetto. Release Date: August 31, 2010.
“Mysterium” by Robert Charles Wilson. Release Date: August 31, 2010 (Reprint).

2 comments:

SARAH said...

Thanks for posting this! There are some good books being released in August that I'm pretty excited about.

Liviu said...

Of the books on the list we have already 5 reviews - Second Sight plus four US debuts reviewed earlier on UK publication (Matthew Hughes, Mann, Remic, Shevdon)

I agree that August is awesome for me too; there are three novels that will most likely make my top 10 for the year and are main reviews to come - Weeks, Hamilton, Huso, several more that were excellent (Van Name - will review next, Matthew Hughes, Hamerton) and several I do not have yet but plan to get and review asap (Kowal, Tchaikovsky, L. Jagi Lamplighter), while the Asher and Deas books are also to be read soon.

Of the older books I read Mysterium and Century of the Soldier in original publication, though the latter may differ in the last part so i will check it out on publication.

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