Furies of Calderon (Oct., $23.95) by Jim Butcher launches a trilogy set in the realm of Alera.
Polaris (Nov., $24.95) by Jack McDevitt. An antiquities dealer tracks the missing luxury space yacht Polaris.
One for Sorrow, Two for Joy (Jan., $TBA) by Clive Woodall. Tyranny and freedom play out in a kingdom of birds.
A Stroke of Midnight (Feb., $23.95) by Laurell K. Hamilton. The heir to the throne of Faerie faces erotic encounters and ominous enemies. Advertising. Author publicity.
EverQuest: The Rogue's Hour (Oct., $19.95) by Scott Ciencin. Based on the EverQuest game, adventurer Rileigh eludes his enemies when he stows aboard a ship bound for a pirate-infested coast to retrieve objects of power.
Phoenix and Ashes (Oct., $24.95) by Mercedes Lackey pens a new twist to a classic fairy tale by setting it in WWI London.
Shadowmarch: Vol. 1 (Nov., $25.95) by Tad Williams begins a new fantasy trilogy.
Destroyer (Feb., $24.95) by C.J. Cherryh returns to the Foreigner universe in a new trilogy.
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Tanequil (Sept., $26.95) by Terry Brooks is a sequel to Jarka Ruus, in which Pen seeks the mystical Tanequil tree. Advertising. 8-city author tour. SFBC selection.
Exultant (Dec., $25.95) by Stephen Baxter. In the second installment of the Destiny's Children trilogy, humanity battles an implacable alien force.
Dragonsblood (Jan., $24.95) by Todd McCaffrey. The dragonriders of the Third Pass struggle to save the dragons of Pern. Author publicity.
Sunstorm (Feb., $25.95) by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter is the sequel to Time's Eye, wherein the Overlords have cut up Earth into a jigsaw puzzle of time. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Star Wars: Jedi Trial (Nov., $25.95) by David Sherman and Dan Cragg is a new Clone Wars novel following Anakin Skywalker as he undergoes his own Jedi trial.
Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil (Feb., $25.95) by James Luceno leads to the events in the upcoming film Star Wars: Episode III.
The Shadow Roads (Nov., $25.95) by Sean Russell brings the Swan's War trilogy to a conclusion. 25,000 first printing.
Magic Time (Dec., $23.95) by Barbara Hambly and Marc Scott Zicree tells of strange magic, heroic destinies and science gone wrong. 25,000 first printing.
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Prince of Christler-Coke (Sept., $25.95) by Neal Barrett Jr. portrays an America devastated by big corporations.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy—Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition (Oct., $35) by Douglas Adams includes previously unpublished material from Adams's archives.
The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary Edition (Oct., $100) by J.R.R. Tolkien is a one-volume edition with a fully corrected text, two large-format fold-out maps and luxury packaging. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Kalpa Imperial (Feb., $21.95) by Angélica Gorodischer, trans. by Ursula K. Le Guin, introduces a fabled empire that has risen and fallen innumerable times and the colorful people who populate it.
IDW's Tales of Terror (Sept., $16.99) anthologizes new comics/graphic stories by Steve Niles, Jeff Mariotte and others.
Wolverine: Weapon X (Oct., $24.95) by Marc Cerasini. An aimless mutant named Logan is transformed into Wolverine. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Warrior Prophet: Prince of Nothing, Vol. 2 (Jan., $25.95) by R. Scott Bakker continues the tale in The Darkness That Comes Before.
Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars, Vol. 3: To Reign in Hell (Jan., $24) by Greg Cox follows the saga of the infamous villain Khan Noonien Singh.
The Runes of the Earth (Oct., $26.95) by Stephen R. Donaldson brings back the classic fantasy series. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Deathstalker Coda (Feb., $23.95) by Simon R. Green concludes the saga of Owen Deathstalker and his descendant Lewis, as they save the entire galaxy.
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The Katurran Odyssey (Oct., $29.95) by Terryl Whitlatch and David Michael Wieger. A young lemur named Katook is banished from Katurran after he catches the priests in an act of betrayal; includes 150 color illustrations. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
To Light a Candle (Oct., $27.95) by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory. In this sequel to The Outstretched Shadow, a dark queen's forces beset creatures of the Light. Ad/promo.
Treason Keep (Nov., $25.95) by Jennifer Fallon. The fabled Demon Child finds sanctuary with the Harshini in book two of the Hythrun Chronicles. Ad/promo.
The Wizard (Nov., $25.95) by Gene Wolfe. An Earth boy is transported to a magical realm where he becomes an adult knight. Advertising.
Banewreaker (Nov., $27.95) by Jacqueline Carey. A prophecy foretells that a world can be made whole again if a god is destroyed. Ad/promo.
Chainfire (Jan., $27.95) by Terry Goodkind is the latest installment of the Sword of Truth series. 350,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Deadhouse Gates (Feb., $27.95) by Steven Erikson. In book two of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series, a seer prepares for a long-promised uprising and a bloody conflict. Ad/promo.
A Continent Adrift (Sept., $24.95) by Vladimir Chernozemsky. When the Earth is attacked by meteoroids, the devil himself must save it. $40,000 ad/promo.
The Treasured One: Book Two of The Dreamers (Oct., $25.95) by David and Leigh Eddings. Jalkan has unleashed soldiers to force the conversion of innocent villagers to the religion of "the one true god." Ad/promo.
The Autumn Castle (Feb., $24.95) by Kim Wilkins originates a series about Christine Starlight, a modern woman struggling against abnormal forces. Advertising.