Cursor’s Fury

(Dec., $24.95) by Jim Butcher marks the third entry in the Codex Alera series.

Emperor: Time’s Tapestry #1 (Jan., $24.95) by Stephen Baxter begins a four-book series of historical thrillers based on what-if historical scenarios.


Hounding the Moon: A Tess Noncoiré Adventure

(Sept., $23.95) by P.R. Frost launches a series about a fantasy writer turned martial arts demon hunter.


Armageddon’s Children

(Sept., $26.95) by Terry Brooks commences a near-future trilogy in which evil forces roam the destroyed landscape of the former U.S. Ad/promo. 15-city author tour.

Towerof Shadows (Jan., $22.95) by Drew C. Bowling launches an epic fantasy series that follows three teenagers and the adults who watch over them in the land of Elynnrie.

Star Wars: Allegiance (Jan., $25.95) by Timothy Zahn is set in the period between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.


Dawn of Empire

(Sept., $25.95) by Sam Barone centers around a town’s battle against invading barbarians during the Bronze Age. 50,000 first printing.

Forest Mage (Sept., $25.95) by Robin Hobb picks up the story of a noble’s son forced to act as an intermediary between opposing peoples. 75,000 first printing.


The Jennifer Morgue

(Nov., $25.95) by Charles Stross. In this sequel to The Atrocity Archives, a computer geek and agent for a secret British government agency must save the world.

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The Toyminator (Sept., $22.95) by Robert Rankin. Eddie Bear reappears in this sequel to The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse.


Sagramanda: A Novel of Near-Future India (Oct., $25) by Alan Dean Foster. This techno-thriller takes place in a city of 100 million people.


Rebel Fay (Jan., $23.95) by Barb and J.C. Hendee tallies the fifth installment in the Noble Dead series.


Hunters of Dune

(Sept., $27.95) by Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson builds on an outline left by the late Frank Herbert to conclude the Dune series. 200,000 first printing. Ad/promo.

Spellbinder (Oct., $25.95) by Melanie Rawn discusses a Spellbinder whose blood can be used by witches to make their spells foolproof.

Empire (Nov., $24.95) by Orson Scott Card steps close to the present day with a near-future scenario of a new American civil war.

Sons of the Oak (Nov., $27.95) by David Farland picks up eight years after Lair of Bones.

Soarer’s Choice (Nov., $27.95) by L.E. Modesitt concludes a trilogy about the world of Corus.

Off Armageddon Reef (Jan., $25.95) by David Weber. This new series features Lieutenant Commander Nimue Alban, who dies on a mission to save Earth but wakes eight centuries later on a planet called Safehold. 175,000 first printing. 15-city author tour. Ad/promo.