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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spotlight on September Books

This month we are featuring 36 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 September 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 generally use the US  date 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Since information sometimes is out of date even in the Amazon links we use for listings, books get delayed or sometimes even released earlier, we would truly appreciate if you would send us an email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.


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The Eternal Flame by Greg Egan, September 1, 2012. Published by Night Shade Books. (SF).
"John Saturnall's Feast" by Lawrence Norfolk, September 4, 2012. Published by Grove (MISC).
"The Garden of Evening Mists"  by Tan Twan Eng, September 4, 2012. Published by Weinstein Books (MISC).
The Kingmakers by Clay Susan Griffith, September 4, 2012. Published by Pyr. (STPK).
The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma, September 4, 2012. Published by Atria. (MISC/SF).
Slow Apocalypse by John Varley, September 4, 2012. Published by Ace. (MISC/SF).


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The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi, UK September 6, 2012. Published by Gollancz. (SF).
The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks, September 11, 2012. Published by Orbit. (FAN).
The White Forest by Adam McOmber, September 11, 2012. Published by Touchstone. (MISC).
The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis, September 11, 2012. Published by Doubleday. (MISC).
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top edited by Ekaterina Sedia, September 12, 2012. Published by Prime Books. (ANTHO).
At the Edge of Waking by Holly Phillips, September 12, 2012. Published by Prime Books. (Collection). 

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"Poseidon's Spear" by Christian Cameron, UK September 13, 2012. Published by Grove (MISC).
Midst Toil and Tribulationby David Weber, September 18, 2012. Published by Tor. (SF).
The Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson, September 18, 2012. Published by Tor. (FAN).
"The Painter of Silence" by Georgina Harding, September 18, 2012. Published by Bloomsbury (MISC).
"The Exile's Violin" by R. S. Hunter, September 18, 2012. Published by Hydra (STPK).
Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell. Release Date: September 18, 2012. Published by Tor. (MISC).

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Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, September 18, 2012. Published by Thomas Dunne Books. (FAN).
The Well of Tears by Roberta Trahan, September 18, 2012. Published by 47North. (FAN).
"The Black Count" by Tom Reiss, September 18, 2012. Published by Crown (MISC/NF)
Winter of the World by Ken Follett, September 18, 2012. Published by Dutton. (MISC).
Fallen Masters by John Edward, September 18, 2012. Published by Tor. (MISC).
Something Red by Douglas Nicholas, September 18, 2012. Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books. (MISC).

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 The Diviners by Libba Bray, September 18, 2012. Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. (YA).
Crown Thief by David Tallerman, September 25, 2012. Published by Angry Robot. (FAN).
The Heart of Matter: Odyssey One, September 25, 2012. Published by 47North. (SF).
The Indigo Pheasant by Daniel A. Rabuzzi, September 25, 2012. Published by ChiZine Publications. (FAN).
Janus by John Park. Release Date: September 25, 2012, ChiZine Publications. (SF).
Seeds of Earth by Michael Cobley, September 25, 2012. Published by Orbit. (SF / US Debut).

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Redlaw: Red Eye by James Lovegrove, September 25, 2012. Published by Solaris. (SF /HF).
Helix Wars by Eric Brown, September 25, 2012. Published by Solaris. (SF).
The Mongoliad: Book Two by Various Authors, September 25, 2012. Published by 47North. (MISC).
Bad Glass by Richard E. Gropp, September 25, 2012. Published by Del Rey. (MISC).
Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian, September 25, 2012. Published by Bantam. (MISC / US Debut). 
"Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton, UK September 27, 2012. Published by Tor UK. (SF). 


2 comments:

Dani said...

Your Upcoming Releases list is missing an important one:Michelle Sagara's Cast in Peril!

http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Peril-Books-Michelle-Sagara/dp/0373803508/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346472694&sr=8-1&keywords=Michelle+sagara

Liviu said...

September is a huge month in books with some of the most expected novels of the year (Hamilton, Weber, Weeks, Follett, Egan, Cameron), some huge but unexpected novels (Norfolk, Tan Twan Eng) and a few others of major interest (Rajaniemi, Ennis) and two series ending (Griffith and Rabuzzi) where i quite liked the first novels though I am not sure where I stand today with respect to them (read sort of Kingmakers and I will try to give it a more thorough read but I feel the first 2 volumes exhausted the series for me to a large extent)

So far Weeeks, Weber, Norfolk and Tan Twan Eng delivered in spades (all may be top 10 novels, with Tan Twan Eng and Weeks currently #2-3 though essentially tied with #1 Sharps, and MTaT floating at #4-8 with Air war, Blood Song, Sacrifice Game and Jack Glass), Egan starts a bit slowly but already it seems to get very interesting on page 30 where I am now, Hamilton was very good but bloaty, so won't make my top 25 but will be first on the next list

Follett and Cameron are buys on release and Fractal Prince will see if I wait for the November US release


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