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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Spotlight on December Books

This month Robert Thompson provided most of the book titles with additions by Cindy Hannikman, Liviu Suciu and Mihir Wanchoo. We are featuring 30 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 Since information sometimes is out of date even in the Amazon/Book Depository links we use for listings, books get delayed or sometimes even released earlier, we would truly appreciate if you would send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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"Yarn” by Jon Armstrong. Release Date: December 1, 2010.
“Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens” by Brandon Sanderson. December 1, 2010.
“Transformation Space” by Marianne De Pierres. UK Release Date: December 2, 2010.
“Hawkmoon: The Runestaff” by Michael Moorcock. Release Date: December 7, 2010.
“Atlantis and Other Places” by Harry Turtledove. Release Date: December 7, 2010.
“The Bards of Bone Plain” by Patricia A. McKillip. Release Date: December 7, 2010.

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“Seer of Sevenwaters” by Juliet Marillier. Release Date: December 7, 2010.
“On the Banks of the River of Heaven” by Richard Parks. December 7, 2010.
“The Lion of Cairo” by Scott Oden. Release Date: December 7, 2010.
"Alien Tango” by Gini Koch. Release Date: December 7, 2010.
“Witch & Wizard: The Gift” by James Patterson & Ned Rust. Release Date: December 13, 2010.
“People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy” edited by Rachel Swirsky & Sean Wallace. Release Date: December 14, 2010.

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“Shadowheart” by James Barclay. Release Date: December 14, 2010.
“What the Night Knows” by Dean Koontz. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“Elric: Swords and Roses” by Michael Moorcock. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“Engineering Infinity” edited by Jonathan Strahan. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“The Age of Odin” by James Lovegrove. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“The Dark Griffin” by K.J. Taylor. Release Date: December 28, 2010.

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“Walking the Tree” by Kaaron Warren. Release Date: December 28, 2010 (US Debut).
“Zoo City” by Lauren Beukes. Release Date: December 28, 2010 (US Debut).
“Mad Skills” by Walter Greatshell. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“Star Wars: Red Harvest” by Joe Schreiber. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“The Radleys” by Matt Haig. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“Ruthless Game” by Christine Feehan. Release Date: December 28, 2010.

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“The Iron Palace” by Morgan Howell. Release Date: December 28, 2010.

“Ascension” by Caris Roane. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“Sapphique” by Catherine Fisher. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“The Doomsday Box” by Herbie Brennan. Release Date: December 28, 2010.
“Blue & Gold” by K.J. Parker. Release Date: December 31, 2010.
“The White City” by Elizabeth Bear. Release Date: December 31, 2010.

4 comments:

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Patterson's Witch and Wizard turned up at my workplace recently (which is weird, since I work at a game store). There was a huge bag of free promo copies, so I'm looking forward to take a look at that.

Lovegrove's Age of Odin sounds exciting; I like the mix of ancient mythology and contemporary characters. This is one I'm gonna try to get my hands on (and his other novel, The Age of Ra). Thanks :)

Liviu said...

There is age of Zeus too; I have reviewed both and Age of Ra is more interesting, deeper, not quite one expects, while Age of Zeus is a mil-sf take on urban fantasy and more of a popcorn page turner and what is advertised in the blurb

Malazan said...

Hi Liviu,i always look forward to ur new release spotlight.

by the way,just thought u might be interested to know that the new Liz Williams book got released this past week ,finally - The Iron Khan (Detective Inspector Chen, book 5),although its only available as an ebook on Amazon & Smashwords for now.

u also missed out on the new Mike Resnick book - The Buntline Special.

Liviu said...

Great to know about the Liz Williams book!

Thanks.

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