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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spotlight on February Books

This month we are featuring 30 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 February 2012 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 Since information sometimes is out of date even in the Amazon links we use for listings, books get delayed or sometimes even released earlier, we would truly appreciate if you would send us an email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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Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway. UK Release Date: February 2, 2012. Published by William Heinemann. (MISC).
Enormity by W. G. Marshall. Release Date: February 2, 2012. Published by Night Shade Books. (MISC).
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed. Release Date: February 7, 2012. Published by DAW. (FAN).
Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel. Release Date: February 7, 2012. Published by Baen. (SF).
The Order of the Scales by Stephen Deas. Release Date: February 7, 2012. Published by Roc. (FAN / US Debut).
The Mirage by Matt Ruff. Release Date: February 7, 2012. Published by HarperCollins. (MISC).

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The Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher. Release Date: February 7, 2012. Published by Crown. (MISC).
Garrett Takes the Case by Glen Cook. Release Date: February 7, 2012. Published by Roc. (UF / Omnibus).
Wild Thing by Josh Bazell. Release Date: February, 2012. Published by Little, Brown & Company. (MISC).
Pure by Julianna Baggott. Release Date: February 8, 2012. Published by Grand Central. (MISC).
The Fourth Wall by Walter Jon Williams. Release Date: February 13, 2012. Published by Orbit. (MISC).
The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice. Release Date: February 14, 2012. Published by Knopf. (MISC).

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"The Quiet Twin" by Dan Vyleta Release Date: February 14, 2012. Published by Bloomsbury. (MISC).
"The Detour" by Andromeda Romano-Lax Release Date: February 14, 2012. Published by Soho Press. (Misc).
Thief's Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure by Ari Marmell. Release Date: February 14, 2012. Published by Pyr. (YA).
From the Deep of the Dark by Stephen Hunt. UK Release Date: February 16, 2012. Published by Harper Voyager. (FAN).
"Satantango" by Laszlo Krasznahorkai Release Date: February 21, 2012. Published by New Directions. (MISC).
Echoes of Betrayal by Elizabeth Moon. Release Date: February 21, 2012. Published by Del Rey. (FAN).

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The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett. Release Date: February 21, 2012. Published by Orbit. (MISC).
The Technologists by Matthew Pearl. February 21, 2012. Published by Random House. (MISC).
The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron. Release Date: February 24, 2012. Published by Orbit. (FAN / Omnibus).
Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Tor. (SF).
Kings of Morning by Paul Kearney. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Solaris. (FAN).
The Kingdoms of Dust by Amanda Downum. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Orbit. (FAN).

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The Scar by Sergey Dyachenko & Marina Dyachenko. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Tor. (FAN).
The Ruined City by Paula Brandon. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Del Rey. (FAN).
Exogene by T.C. McCarthy. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Orbit. (SF).
Carpathia by Matt Forbeck. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Angry Robot. (HF).
By A Thread by Jennifer Estep. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Pocket. (UF).
Dead Harvest by Chris F. Holm. Release Date: February 28, 2012. Published by Angry Robot. (UF).

5 comments:

Josh (Fixed on Fantasy) said...

I got really excited when I saw the Stephen Deas book, but then I realised Order of the Scales came out months ago, and I already own and have read it.

Cannot believe the hype around Throne ... every single blog in my follow list had a post about it!

Liviu said...

Mr. Ahmed is popular in the sff community - we (re) published a story of his here on FBC which i liked quite a lot and I am very eager to read the book too and i should get a copy next week.

Outside of this the only sff I do not have and am interested in is the Stephen Hunt one.

There are a few more books on the list I plan to read and review 9or already read for that matter) but I have all, only reading time is scarce

Elfy said...

With the Legend of Eli Monpress is there any word about when the 4th book in the series is going to be released? I believe this is an omnibus that collects the first 3 books, which were initially released late in 2010.

Liviu said...

From our Upcoming releases page that Robert maintains so nicely I see:

“The Spirit War” by Rachel Aaron. Release Date: June 5, 2012. Published by Orbit. (FAN).

The Reader said...

Hi Elfy

The fourth book is going to be out in June with the fifth & final volume tentatively set for November. The omnibus is going to be released in February along with the Miranda & Gin prequel novella.

Mihir

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