New Releases- October 25, 2011
CITADEL: TROY RISING II by John Ringo Baen Books
GHOST IN TROUBLE by Colson Whitehead HarperCollins Publishers
When Bailey Ruth Raeburn passed over into the great beyond, she was delighted to discover her sleuthing days would last an eternity—join- ing Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions to help those in need and ensure the wicked get their just des- erts.
ALL CLEAR by Connie Willis Random House
In Blackout, award-winning au- thor Connie Willis returned to the time-traveling future of 2060— the setting for several of her most celebrated works—and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England. Told with compassion, humor, and an artistry both uplift- ing and devastating, All Clear is more than just the triumphant cul- mination of the adventure that be- gan with Blackout. It’s Connie Wil- lis’s most humane, heartfelt novel yet—a clear-eyed celebration of faith, love, and the quiet, ordinary acts of heroism and sacrifice too of- ten overlooked by history.
When the orbital gates first mate- rialized in the outer solar system, all seemed well. And, lo, peaceful traders made first contact–so what- ever came next couldn’t be so bad, could it? Yeah, it could. Very bad. Now humans have battled back from a Trojan-horse-like conquest by a tyrannical alien species to be- come a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash-building course, we’ve built a near-impregnable battlestation of Deathstar propor- tions to prove it. But the enemy is remorseless and to survive we must take the fight to our attack- ers and prevail. Unfortunatley, the bones and burnt hulks of those who have tried litter the star-ways. But these galactic
never contended with humans, a foe who is their match in sheer fe- rocity and desire to win.
DARKNESS RISING (DARK ANGELS SERIES #2) by Keri Arthur Random House
Risa will go to any lengths to avenge her mother’s murder— even if it means making a pact with the most evil vampire she’s ever met. Lethal and powerful, Made- line Hunter is leader of the vampire council, and will put her resources behind finding the killer—for a price. The venerable vampire re- quires the assistance of Risa’s psy- chic powers. Quid pro quo.
HALO: GLASSLANDS by Karen Traviss
Doherty, Tom Associates
The Human-Covenant War may be over, but the age of good feelings has not begun. In fact, with the unity that war brings now gone, old divisions once again become visible. Even more ominous are
THE GRAVEYARD EXAMINER • OCTOBER 24-30, 2011 1Q84
by Haruki Murakami, Knopf Doubleday
The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.A young woman named Ao- mame follows a taxi driver’s enig- matic suggestion and begins to no- tice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.”
SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH: ALL-ORIGINAL
TALES OF STAR-CROSSED LOVE
by George R. R. Martin, Gardner Pocket Books
In this star-studded cross-genre an- thology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with
STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE: THE ROMULAN WAR: TO BRAVE THE STORM
BY MICHAEL A. MARTIN POCKET BOOKS by Michael A. Martin Pocket Books
The Coalition of Planets has shat- tered, with Vulcan, Andor, and Tellar abrogating the treaty. Their pledge to come to the mutual de- fense of any power that is attacked has been shunted aside. Horrified by how easily the Romulans can seize
control of their advanced
starships, turning them into weap- ons, Andor and Tellar have joined Vulcan on the sidelines. Humanity is now the only thing that stands between the Romulan Star Empire and total domination of the galaxy.
rumblings of a new uprising in the heart of the former Covenant Empire. With dangers on all sides, the UNSC must somehow reassert its presence in hostile territories. A reliable author in a potent tril- ogy starter set in the post-HALO 3 world.
brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery- haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the king- doms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning em- pire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate.
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