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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Spotlight on October Books

This month we are featuring 42 books. There are more than twice as many new sff and related releases this month in traditional publishing not to speak of the countless indies from Amazon and Smashwords but we are limiting ourselves to books that will be reviewed here or are similar with such. For the full schedule of October 2011 titles known to us, you can consult the Upcoming Releases page.

The release dates are US unless marked otherwise, though for books released in the UK and US in the same month but on different dates we use the earliest date without comment and they 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 Since information sometimes is out of date even in the Amazon links we use for listings, books get delayed or sometimes even released earlier, we would truly appreciate if you would send us an email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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Of Limited Loyalty by Michael A. Stackpole. Release Date: October 2011. Published by Night Shade Books. (AH).
A Web of Air (Fever Crumb) by Philip Reeve. Release Date: October 1, 2011. Published by Scholastic. (YA / US Debut).
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby. Release Date: October 1, 2011. Published by Scholastic. (MG).
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. Release Date: October 1, 2011. Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. (YA).
Changes by Mercedes Lackey. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by DAW. (FAN).
Reap the East Wind by Glen Cook. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Night Shade Books. (FAN).

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Infidel by Kameron Hurley. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Night Shade Books. (SF).
Necropolis by Michael Dempsey. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Night Shade Books. (SF).
The Traitor's Daughter by Paula Brandon. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Spectra. (FAN).
Carnelians by Catherine Asaro. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Baen. (SF).
Frail by Joan Frances Turner. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Ace. (HF).
Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth by Christopher Golden. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Del Rey. (Tie-In).

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Down These Strange Streets edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Ace. (ANTHO).
A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber. Release Date: October 4, 2011. Published by Baen. (YA).
Black Light by Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan. Release Date: October 5, 2011. Published by Mulholland Books. (MISC).
Manhattan In Reverse by Peter F. Hamilton. Release Date: October 7, 2011. Published by Pan Macmillan. (SF / Collection).
Heirs of the Blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky. UK Release Date: October 7, 2011. Published by Tor UK. (FAN).
The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge. Release Date: October 11, 2011. Published by Tor. (SF).

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The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan. Release Date: October 11, 2011. Published by Del Rey. (FAN).
The Dark at the End by F. Paul Wilson. Release Date: October 11, 2011. Published by Tor. (MISC).
Harbor by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Release Date: October 11, 2011. Published by Thomas Dunne. (HF).
Fox & Phoenix by Beth Bernobich. Release Date: October 13, 2011. Published by Viking. (YA).
Ashes of a Black Frost by Chris Evans. Release Date: October 18, 2011. Published by Gallery. (FAN).
Covenant by Dean Crawford. Release Date: October 18, 2011. Published by Touchstone. (MISC).

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Aloha From Hell by Richard Kadrey. Release Date: October 18, 2011. Published by Harper Voyager. (UF).
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk. Release Date: October 18, 2011. Published by Doubleday. (MISC).
The Bone Key: The Necromantic Mysteries of Kyle Murchison Booth by Sarah Monette. Release Date: October 18, 2011. Published by Prime Books. (Reprint).
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Release Date: October 18, 2011. Published by Scholastic. (YA).
The Infernals by John Connolly. Release Date: October 18, 2011. Published by Atria. (YA / US Debut).
The Iron Jackal by Chris Wooding. UK Release Date: October 20, 2011. Published by Gollancz. (SF).

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The Warlock's Shadow by Stephen Deas. UK Release Date: October 20, 2011. Published by Gollancz. (YA).
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Release Date: October 25, 2011. Published by Knopf. (MISC / US Debut).
Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates. Release Date: October 25, 2011. Published by Solaris. (SF / ANTHO).
Master of the House of Darts by Aliette de Bodard. Release Date: October 25, 2011. Published by Angry Robot. (FAN).
Kultus by Richard Ford. Release Date: October 25, 2011. Published by Solaris. (Steampunk).
The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan. Release Date: October 25, 2011. Published by William Morrow. (HF).

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Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry. Release Date: October 25, 2011. Published by St. Martin’s Griffin. (HF).
Flesh & Bloodby Kristen Painter. Release Date: October 25, 2011. Published by Orbit. (UF).
Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch. Release Date: October 25, 2011. Published by Del Rey. (UF).
The Kingdom of Gods by N.K. Jemison. Release Date: October 27, 2011. Published by Orbit. (FAN).
Hell & Gone by Duane Swierczynski. Release Date: October 31, 2011. Published by Mulholland Books. (MISC).
The Curse of Fourby Caitlin Kittredge. Release Date: October 31, 2011. Published by Subterranean Press. (Novella).


6 comments:

Bibliotropic said...

I wish that Lackey's "Changes" didn't come out until later in the month, since I won't have enough money for it until then. Oh well, at least I'll still be able to get a hardcover copy, so that the copies I own in that trilogy will all be the same.

Also looking forward to Lindqvist's "Harbour", and REALLY looking forward to Jemisin's "The Kingdom of Gods." Lots of new books to read!

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Pabkins said...

I am super stoked about Aloha from hell and the David Weber one! preorderd oh yeah baby

Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Benjamin said...

Should the Aaronovitch book be listed on here? I'm certainly can't wait to read it, but your own Amazon link has it set for release in early 2012.

Liviu said...

That's a good point about the Aaronovich book; well we'll list again next March!

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