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TABLE OF CONTENTS • BY MONTH

THE REVENGE OF THE DWARVES

SEPTEMBER 2011 THE BLACK PRISM

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THE BROKEN KINGDOMS

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LIGHTBRINGER BOOK 1 BRENT WEEKS

BOOK 2 OF THE INHERITANCE TRILOGY N.K. JEMISIN

THE BUSINESS OF DEATH

DEATH WORKS TRILOGY TRENT JAMIESON

COLD FIRE

BOOK 2 IN THE SPIRITWALKER TRILOGY KATE ELLIOTT

THEFT OF SWORDS

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BOOK 1 IN THE HOUSE OF COMARRÉ KRISTEN PAINTER

THE HEROES JOE ABERCROMBIE

HULL ZERO THREE GREG BEAR

THE KINGDOM OF GODS

BOOK 3 OF THE INHERITANCE TRILOGY N.K. JEMISIN

BOOK 3 IN THE HOUSE OF COMARRÉ SERIES KRISTEN PAINTER

KINGDOMS OF DUST 10

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FLESH AND BLOOD

10

THE GRIFFIN MAGE

9

THE NEON COURT

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MATTHEW SWIFT BOOK 3 KATE GRIFFIN

VOLUME 2 IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS SERIES MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN

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THE DREAD

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THE FOURTH WALL

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THE LEGEND OF ELI MONPRESS: PART I 28 THE TROUPE

ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT

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SEVEN PRINCES

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SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL

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WIZARD UNDERCOVER

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MARCH 2012 EMPEROR MOLLUSK VS. THE SINISTER BRAIN

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TIMELESS

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THE DEALER OF DREAMS

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EXOGENE

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VENGEANCE

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A. LEE MARTINEZ

19

ROGUE AGENT BOOK 4 K.E. MILLS

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RACHEL AARON

THE OUTCAST BLADE

SABINA KANE BOOK 4 JAYE WELLS

CHASING THE MOON

WALTER JON WILLIAMS

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BOOKS OF THE SHAPER BOOK 1 JOHN R. FULTZ

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THE FALLEN KINGS CYCLE BOOK 2 GAIL Z. MARTIN

HEIR OF NOVRON

VOLUME 3 IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS SERIES MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN

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A. LEE MARTINEZ

JANUARY 2012

ACT TWO OF THE ASSASSINI JON COURTENAY GRIMWOOD

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RACHEL NEUMEIER

THE NECROMANCER CHRONICLES BOOK 3 AMANDA DOWNUM

RISE OF EMPIRE

ANGEL TOWN

BOOK 2 IN THE HOUSE OF COMARRÉ SERIES KRISTEN PAINTER

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1 BAD BLOOD

FEBRUARY 2012 KIM STANLEY ROBINSON

DECEMBER 2011 PHILIP PALMER

NOVEMBER 2011 JILL KISMET BOOK 6 LILITH SAINTCROW

VOLUME 1 IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS SERIES MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN

ARTEMIS

OCTOBER 2011 BLOOD RIGHTS

THE DWARVES BOOK 3 MARKUS HEITZ

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THE PARASOL PROTECTORATE BOOK THE FIFTH GAIL CARRIGER

MATTHEW SWIFT BOOK 4 KATE GRIFFIN

THE SUBTERRENE WAR BOOK 2 T.C. MCCARTHY

THE TAINTED REALM BOOK 1 IAN IRVINE


The second volume of Kate Elliott’s acclaimed new epic fantasy series, where Victorian steampunk meets magic and sorcery.

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n a world where science and magic are at war, Cat must find a way to save the ones she loves, or lose everything. Cat and Bee are caught in an intricate web of subterfuge and politics. Everyone seems to want something from them: the warlord who wants to conquer Europa, the Cold Mages who stand against him, and the dangerous Master of the Wild Hunt.

This is the second book in The Spiritwalker Trilogy, following Cold Magic (Orbit, 978-0-316-08085-9, 9/10).

Fusing The Golden Compass (Random House, 4/96) and Jane Eyre, Kate Elliott has added a new twist to the epic fantasy genre by giving it a Victorian setting.

Along with authors such as Juliet Marillier and Robin Hobb, Kate Elliott is one of epic fantasy’s leading female writers.

Kate Elliott’s previous novels, King’s Dragon (Daw, 2/97) and The Golden Key (Daw, 2/00), were finalists for the Nebula Award and the World Fantasy Award, respectively.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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COLD FIRE

BOOK 2 IN THE SPIRITWALKER TRILOGY KATE ELLIOTT 978-0-316-08099-6 $14.99 ($16.50 in Canada) Fantasy • 5½ x 8¼ • 512 Pages TERRITORIES: WORLD ENGLISH EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

SEPTEMBER 2011 • TRADE PAPERBACK Also available as an eBook

“An exuberant narrative with great energy and inventive world building….I utterly loved it.” —Fantasy Book Critic

ALSO AVAILABLE: Cold Magic 978-0-316-08087-3 $7.99/$8.99 • 8/11

Praise for Cold Magic:

“Elliott pulls out all the stops in a wildly imaginative narrative that will ring happy bells for fans of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy.” KATE ELLIOTT

“The whole cold magic concept got me shivering... I don’t think I’ve ever run across anything like it.” —Elizabeth Moon | 1

JAY SILVERSTEIN

—Publishers Weekly

is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Novels of the Jaran and, most recently, the Crossroads fantasy series. Born in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii.

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The whole series in one volume— when Death’s employees start dying, one staffer must get down to business.

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Steven de Selby has a hangover. Bright lights, loud noise, and lots of exercise are the last thing he wants. But that’s exactly what he gets when someone starts shooting at him. Because Steven works for Death, you see, in a world where Death is the head of a corporation—and someone is killing off the staff. Now, Steven must climb the corporate ladder or become one of the customers.

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This is an omnibus edition of the entire trilogy, including Death Most Definite and Managing Death…and the unpublished third novel.

THE BUSINESS OF DEATH

DEATH WORKS TRILOGY TRENT JAMIESON 978-0-316-07801-6

In THE BUSINESS OF DEATH, Trent Jamieson puts his own twist on an ancient specter: this is a world where Death runs his own business—the business of dying.

Urban fantasy perfect for fans of Jim Butcher.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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National print and online publicity Online marketing www.trentjamieson.com

$15.99 ($17.50 in Canada)

Fantasy • 5½ x 8¼ • 400 Pages TERRITORIES: U.S., CANADA, AND OPEN MARKET EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

SEPTEMBER 2011 • TRADE PAPERBACK

ALSO AVAILABLE: Death Most Definite

Praise for Death Most Definite:

“Jamieson opens with a literal bang as his main character starts getting shot at and it’s quickly paced from that point on.” —sfrevu.com

Managing Death

978-0-316-07800-9 $7.99/$8.99

978-0-316-07798-9 $7.99/$8.99

Also available as an Ebook

Also available as an Ebook

“The descriptions of the underworld are fantastic, and Steven de Selby is a charming bumbler.” —RT Book Reviews (4 Stars!)

DIANA JAMIESON

TRENT JAMIESON

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has had more than 60 short stories published and, in 2005, won an Aurealis Award for his story “Slow and Ache.” He has a fondness for New Zealand beer and gloomy music. He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Diana.

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Now in paperback, the stunning sequel to The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

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n the city of Shadow, beneath the World Tree, alleyways shimmer with magic and godlings live hidden among mortalkind. Oree Shoth, a blind artist, takes in a strange homeless man on an impulse. This act of kindness engulfs Oree in a nightmarish conspiracy. Someone, somehow, is murdering godlings, leaving their desecrated bodies all over the city. And Oree’s guest is at the heart of it....

THE BROKEN KINGDOMS (Orbit, 11/10), was published in trade paperback in November 2010.

The first novel in the Inheritance Trilogy, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Orbit, 10/10), was in the Top 10 for Amazon’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2010. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and THE BROKEN KINGDOMS were both in the Top 5 on Publishers Weekly’s Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror list for 2010 and the latter also was on io9’s Best Speculative Fiction of 2010 list.

THE BROKEN KINGDOMS won Best Fantasy Novel for RT Book Reviews’ Readers Choice Award 2010. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was also shortlisted for the Nebula Award for Best Novel. This is the second book in the Inheritance Trilogy. The final book in the trilogy, The Kingdom of Gods, will be published in trade paperback in October 2011 (see page 7).

An Orbit worldwide release.

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National print and online publicity Online marketing www.nkjemisin.com

“Great, exciting, engaging story.” “A fantasy author to watch.” “A magnificent novel.” | 3

THE BROKEN KINGDOMS

BOOK 2 OF THE INHERITANCE TRILOGY N.K. JEMISIN 978-0-316-04395-3 $7.99 ($8.99 in Canada) Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 544 Pages TERRITORIES: WORLD ENGLISH EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

SEPTEMBER 2011 • MASS MARKET Also available as an eBook

ALSO AVAILABLE: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms 978-0-316-04392-2 $7.99/$8.99

—io9.com —Library Journal —RT Book Reviews

N.K. JEMISIN is a career counselor, political blogger, and would-be gourmand living in New York City. She’s been writing since the age of 10, although her early works will never see the light of day.

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The fantasy blockbuster from New York Times bestselling author Brent Weeks.

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uile is the Prism. He is high priest and emperor. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.

But when Guile discovers he has a son, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

The Night Angel Trilogy has sold over one million copies worldwide.

Brent Weeks has become one of the fastest selling new fantasy authors of all time.

Print advertising in Syfy Magazine, Locus, Metro commuter newspapers

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Major online advertising on Facebook, Google and genre networks Convention promotion and display advertising at New York and San Diego Comic Con, Dragon Con, World Fantasy Convention

Extensive online marketing and publicity

18-copy floor display with special riser: 978-0-316-19488-4 • $143.82/$161.82 Author video

This is the first book in the Lightbringer series. The next book in the series, The Blinding Knife (Orbit), will be published in the fall of 2012.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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“Weeks manages to ring new tunes on...old bells… presenting his characters in a realistically flawed and human way.”

National print and online publicity West coast author tour Special terms www.brentweeks.com

—Publishers Weekly

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THE BLACK PRISM (Orbit, 978-0-316-07555-8) was published in hardcover in August 2010. It hit the New York Times extended bestseller list.

ASTRID ANDERSON RSO R S N BEAR

BRENT WEEKS was born and raised in Montana. He started writing on bar napkins, then on lesson plans, then full time. Eventually, someone paid him for it. Brent lives in Oregon with his wife, Kristi.


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Shadow’s Edge 978-0-316-03365-7 $7.99/$9.50

THE BLACK PRISM

LIGHTBRINGER BOOK 1 BRENT WEEKS 978-0-316-06813-0

$7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 608 Pages

Beyond the Shadows 978-0-316-03366-4 $7.99/$9.50

TERRITORIES: World English EDITOR: Devi Pillai

SEPTEMBER 2011 MASS MARKET Also available in Downloadable Audio and Ebook formats

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Now in paperback, a standalone novel from a major new star of fantasy.

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housands of men are converging on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they’ve brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

Over three bloody days of battle, the fate of the North will be decided. But with both sides riddled by intrigues, follies, feuds, and petty jealousies, it is unlikely to be the noblest hearts, or even the strongest arms, that prevail.... Three men. One battle. No Heroes.

THE HEROES (Orbit, 978-0-316-04498-1) was published in hardcover in February 2011.

Abercrombie’s debut series was the First Law Trilogy—The Blade Itself (Pyr, 9/07), Before They are Hanged (Pyr, 3/08), and Last Argument of Kings (Pyr, 9/08).

We have four more books to come from Joe Abercrombie—a standalone novel and a brandnew trilogy.

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THE HEROES

JOE ABERCROMBIE 978-0-316-04497-4

$14.99 (NCR)

Fantasy • 6 x 9¼ • 624 Pages TERRITORIES: U.S. AND OPEN MARKET EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

OCTOBER

2011 • TRADE PAPERBACK

Also available as an eBook

ALSO AVAILABLE: Best Served Cold 978-0-316-04495-0 $7.99/NCR

“Abercrombie never glosses over a moment of the madness, passion, and horror of war.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The battles are vivid and visceral, the action brutal, the pace headlong.…This is his best book yet.” —George R.R. Martin on Best Served Cold

—Publishers Weekly on Best Served Cold | 6

LOU ABERCROMBIE

“Abercrombie is both fiendishly inventive and solidly convincing.”

JOE ABERCROMBIE was born in Lancaster, England. He is a freelance film editor who cuts documentaries and live music. The rest of the time he writes fantasy novels. He lives in Bath with his wife and daughters.

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The incredible conclusion to the Inheritance Trilogy, from one of fantasy’s most acclaimed new stars.

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or two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free.

Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. As terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom is summoned forth. Can Shahar and Sieh—mortal and god, lovers and enemies—face it together? •

The first two books in the trilogy, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Orbit, 978-0-316-04391-5, 2/10) and The Broken Kingdoms (Orbit, 978-0316-04396-0, 11/10), were both in the Top 5 on Publishers Weekly’s Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/ Horror list for 2010 and the latter also was on io9’s Best Speculative Fiction of 2010 list. The mass market edition of The Broken Kingdoms will be published in September 2011 to tie in to the publication of THE KINGDOM OF GODS. See page 4.

The Broken Kingdoms won Best Fantasy Novel for RT Book Reviews’ Reader’s Choice Award 2010. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was also shortlisted for the Nebula Award for Best Novel.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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National print and online publicity Online marketing Digital galleys available through netgalley.com www.nkjemisin.com

THE KINGDOM OF GODS

BOOK 3 OF THE INHERITANCE TRILOGY N.K. JEMISIN 978-0-316-04393-9 $13.99 ($15.50 in Canada) Fantasy • 5½ x 8¼ • 480 Pages TERRITORIES: WORLD ENGLISH EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

OCTOBER 2011 • TRADE PAPERBACK Also available as an eBook

“An impressive debut, which revitalizes the trope of empires whose rulers have gods at their fingertips.” —io9.com on The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms N.K. JEMISIN “Many books are good, some are great, but few are truly important. Add to this last category The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.” —BookPage | 7

is a career counselor, political blogger, and would-be gourmand living in New York City. She’s been writing since the age of 10, although her early works will never see the light of day.

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Greg Bear’s edge-of-your-seat thriller set in the darkest depths of space—now in paperback.

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starship hurtles through the emptiness of space. Its destination—unknown. Its purpose—a mystery.

Now, one man wakes up. All he has are questions— Who is he? Where are they going? What happened to the dream of a new life? What happened to Hull 03? All will be answered, if he can survive the ship.

HULL ZERO THREE (Orbit, 978-0-316-07281-6) was published in hardcover in November 2010.

HULL ZERO THREE was on NPR’s Best Speculative Fiction of 2010 list and the iTunes/iBooks Best of 2010 SF/F list.

HULL ZERO THREE GREG BEAR 978-0-316-07280-9

Greg Bear is a multiple award-winning author of unparalleled standing in science fiction. He breaks new ground in this thrilling novel of horror and survival in space.

A claustrophobic, tense novel of survival—this is one of the most exciting reads in science fiction today.

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$13.99 ($15.50 in Canada)

Science Fiction• 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 320 Pages TERRITORIES: U.S, CANADA AND OPEN MARKET EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

OCTOBER 2011 • TRADE PAPERBACK

“HULL ZERO THREE is a lean, mean, supercharged sense-of-wonder engine.” —Alastair Reynolds “HULL ZERO THREE is a grand adventure of scientific discovery.” —Charles Stross

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—Marc Laidlaw

ASTRID ANDERSON BEAR

“A menacing wonderland of a ship.”

GREG BEAR is the author of more than 30 books of science fiction and fantasy. He has been awarded two Hugo and five Nebula awards for his fiction. He lives in Washington State with his family.

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THE GRIFFIN MAGE omnibus tells the story of the war between men and griffins—and the young girl who will decide the fate of all.

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he course of Kes’s life seems set: she’ll grow up to be an herb-woman and healer in her village. And she’s content with that path—or she thinks she is. Until the day the griffins come down from the mountains, having desperate need for a healer. But what the griffins need is a healer who is not quite human. . .or a healer who can be made into something not quite human.

This publication of THE GRIFFIN MAGE collects the trilogy Lord of the Changing Winds (Orbit, 978-0-316-07278-6, 5/10), Land of the Burning Sands (Orbit, 978-0-316-07279-3, 6/10), and Law of the Broken Earth (Orbit, 978-0-316-07993-8, 12/10) in one omnibus edition.

THE GRIFFIN MAGE RACHEL NEUMEIER 978-0-316-19354-2

$15.99 ($17.50 in Canada)

A new format and a striking new cover for a new star of fantasy.

Like Juliet Marillier and Trudi Canavan, Rachel Neumeier writes a richly drawn tale.

TERRITORIES: WORLD EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

A brand-new fantasy novel from the author, House of Shadows (Orbit , 978-0-316-07277-9), will be published in April 2012.

NOVEMBER 2011 • TRADE PAPERBACK

Fantasy • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 976 Pages

Also available as an eBook

An Orbit worldwide release.

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“Vivid, satisfying...most compelling is the world and its magical laws, which invite further related stories.” —Publishers Weekly “Very easy to read, filled with emotion and fluid writing.” —fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com

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RACHEL NEUMEIER started writing fiction to relax when she was a graduate student. She now raises and shows dogs, gardens, cooks, and occasionally finds time to read. She lives in Missouri.

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Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction in this debut series from Kristen Painter— full of politics, intrigue, and blood.

COVER NOT FINAL

BLOOD RIGHTS

BOOK 1 IN THE HOUSE OF COMARRÉ SERIES KRISTEN PAINTER 978-0-316-08477-2

$7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

With the ring of sorrows still missing, and the covenant between othernaturals and mortals broken, Chrysabelle and Malkolm’s problems are just beginning. The discovery that Chrysabelle has a brother could mean reneging on her promise to Malkolm, something that might make him angry enough to loose the beast living inside him. And fulfilling her vow could prove devastating for Chrysabelle—especially when you throw in power-hungry witches, dead-fringe vampires, and the Kubai Mata.

FLESH AND BLOOD

BOOK 2 IN THE HOUSE OF COMARRÉ SERIES KRISTEN PAINTER ASTRID ANDERSON BEAR

Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a Comarré—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility and control their hungers. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the darkness of the mortal world...and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.

978-0-316-08476-5

$7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 352 Pages

Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 352 Pages

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Also available as an eBook

Also available as an eBook

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—P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author

Orbit will be publishing the first three novels in the Kristen Painter quintet in three consecutive months.

Kristen Painter’s new series has huge crossover appeal to readers of urban fantasy, romance, horror, and mainstream. The rave reviews have been pouring in from authors ranging from Patricia Briggs to P. C. Cast.

Kristen Painter is the co-founder of the website RomanceDivas.com, a perennial nominee on Reader’s Digest’s list of top-100 writers’ websites.

The gothic court of vampire nobility clashes with underground supernaturals in a whirlwind of conspiracy and betrayal.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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Samhain approaches, bringing with it the final melding of the mortal and othernatural worlds. No one knows just how much power the night holds. While Chrysabelle and Malkolm work toward the ring of sorrow’s return, more counterfeit Comarré are murdered and when the killer is finally found, hard lines are drawn between mortals and othernaturals. A new war erupts, erasing any chance for peace, and Chrysabelle, ring in hand, gains some unexpected new power.

BAD BLOOD

BOOK 3 IN THE HOUSE OF COMARRÉ SERIES KRISTEN PAINTER 978-0-316-08475-8

KEVIN ROBERTS, INTIMATE IMAGES

“A world full of rich potential. Excellent!”

KRISTEN PAINTER’S writing resume boasts multiple Golden Heart nominations. A former New Yorker now living in Florida, Kristen spent time working in fashion for Christian Dior and as a peon for Wolfgang Puck.

$7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 352 Pages TERRITORIES: World EDITOR: Devi Pillai

DECEMBER 2011 MASS MARKET Also available as an eBook

“Painter scores with this one. Passion and murder, vampires and courtesans— original and un-put-downable.” —Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author 11 | |11


The new novel in the international bestselling Dwarves series.

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new evil has risen from the depths of the earth to terrorize the land of Girdlegard. Monstrous creatures—half-orc, half-älfar—are roaming the kingdom, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. With the existence of the dwarves under threat, Tungdil will have to resort to his trusty double ax and risk everything he knows to save his country from annihilation....

The Dwarves (Orbit, 7/09) and The War of the Dwarves (Orbit, 3/10), the first two books in the series, have sold 50,000 copies combined in trade paperback.

Over half a million copies of the Dwarves series have been sold worldwide.

Immense appeal to all readers of epic fantasy in the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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THE REVENGE OF THE DWARVES

THE DWARVES BOOK 3 MARKUS HEITZ 978-0-316-10283-4

$15.99 ($17.50 in Canada)

Fantasy • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 848 Pages TERRITORIES: U.S., CANADA, AND OPEN MARKET EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

OCTOBER 2011 • TRADE PAPERBACK Also available as an eBook

ALSO AVAILABLE: The Dwarves

The War of the Dwarves

978-0-316-04944-3 $15.99/$17.99

978-0-316-04936-8 $15.99/$19.99

Also available as an eBook

Also available as an eBook

MARKUS HEITZ was born in 1971 in Germany. Heitz studied history, German language, and literature, and won the German Fantasy Award in 2003 for his debut novel Shadows Over Ulldart. He lives in Zweibrücken.

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Jill Kismet is back from the grave in the final book of Lilith Saintcrow’s action-packed urban fantasy series.

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he wakes up in her own grave. She doesn’t know who put her there, she doesn’t know where she is, and she has no friends or family.

She only knows two things: She has a job to do: cleansing the night of evil. And she knows her name. Jill Kismet.

ANGEL TOWN is the sixth and final book in the Jill Kismet series.

The first two books in the Jill Kismet series, Night Shift (Orbit, 7/08) and Hunter’s Prayer (Orbit, 9/08), hit #4 and #6 respectively on the Bookscan Horror and Fantasy bestseller lists.

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ANGEL TOWN

JILL KISMET BOOK 6 LILITH SAINTCROW 978-0-316-07416-2

Lilith’s second YA novel, Betrayals (Razorbill, 11/09), hit #5 on the New York Times bestseller list. The books in the Dante Valentine series were all top 10 Bookscan Fantasy bestsellers.

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$7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

/16 x 6 ¾ • 288 Pages

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TERRITORIES: WORLD EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

In March 2011, Orbit will publish Dante Valentine—Lilith’s first urban fantasy series that we published—as an omnibus.

NOVEMBER 2011 • MASS MARKET Also available as an eBook

Online advertising: Facebook National print and online publicity Online marketing Digital galleys available through netgalley.com www.lilithsaintcrow.com

“Packed with nonstop action, it’s a compelling tale….Jill is a tough cookie with a surprisingly mushy center.” —RT Book Reviews on Flesh Circus

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Night Shift

Hunter’s Prayer

Redemption Alley

Flesh Circus

Heaven’s Spite

Dante Valentine

978-0-316-00178-6 $7.99/$9.99

978-0-316-00176-2 $7.99/$9.50

978-0-316-03546-0 $7.99/$9.50

978-0-316-03545-3 $7.99/$9.99

978-0-316-07417-9 $7.99/$8.99

978-0-316-10196-7 $19.99/$22.50

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LILITH SAINTCROW “This mind-blowing series remains a must-read for all urban fantasy lovers.” —bittenbybooks.com | 13 13

DARON GILDOW

Praise for the Jill Kismet series:

was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was 10 years old. She currently lives in Vancouver, Washington.

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Matthew Swift goes to war in his latest adventure—now in paperback.

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ar is coming to London. And when magicians go to war, everyone loses.

But Matthew Swift has his own concerns. There’s a bloody hole through Oda’s heart. But, she is still walking and talking and has a nasty habit of saying ‘we’ when she means ‘I.’ Swift must stop a war, protect his city, and save his friend—if she’ll stop trying to kill him long enough for him to try.

THE NEON COURT (Orbit, 978-0-316-09364-4), was published in hardcover in March 2011.

Kate Griffin has imagined a unique urban fantasy, in which spells are written on the back of metro cards, and angels live in the telephone lines.

Kate Griffin is the name under which Carnegie Medal-nominated author Catherine Webb writes fantasy novels for adults.

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This is the third book in the Matthew Swift series.

THE NEON COURT

MATTHEW SWIFT BOOK 3 KATE GRIFFIN 978-0-316-09365-1 $7.99 ($8.99 in Canada) Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾• 480 Pages TERRITORIES: U.S., CANADA, AND OPEN MARKET EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

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The Midnight Mayor

978-0-316-06859-8 $7.99/$8.99

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“London’s magic has seldom if ever been brought to life so electrifyingly and convincingly.” —Mike Carey

“Griffin’s lush prose and chatty dialogue...create a wonderful ambiance.” —Publishers Weekly

—Charles de Lint | 14

CHARLIE HOPKINSON

“I love a lot of things about this book....Griffin’s updating of magic is simply brilliant.”

KATE GRIFFIN is the name under which Carnegie Medal-nominated author Catherine Webb writes fantasy novels for adults. She read History at the London School of Economics, and studied at RADA. She lives in London.

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From the delightfully twisted imagination of Philip Palmer comes a fantastic new science-fiction adventure.

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rtemis McIvor is a thief, a con-artist, and a stone cold killer. And she’s been on a crimespree for, well, for years.

But when the cops finally catch up with her, they give Artemis a choice. Suffer in prison for the rest of her very long life, or join a crew on a desperate mission to save humanity against an all-consuming threat.

Palmer’s writing thrills SF readers with his originality, vision, and energy. Unbelievable action sequences combined with human drama make this new novel a must-read.

Philip Palmer is unlike any SF writers in the field today. His writing is relentlessly energetic, chockfull of new ideas, edge-of-your-seat action, and memorable characters.

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ARTEMIS

PHILIP PALMER 978-0-316-12514-7

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“A gloriously irreverent, violent and often funny tale of murder, genocide and unrequited love.”

Debatable Space

Red Claw

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Hell Ship

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—The Guardian (UK)

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“A cracker-jack pulp-noir deep-space blast.”

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—io9.com

“Playful prose and relentless, explosive action make for an exceptional piece of high-adventure SF.”

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CHARLIE HOPKINSON

—Financial Times (UK)

PHILIP PALMER has previously written for film, TV, and theater. He resides in London.

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Two thieves are on the run in this fast-paced adventure-fantasy series from self-published bestselling author Michael J. Sullivan.

Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater, make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles—until they become the unwitting scapegoats in a plot to murder the king. Sentenced to death, they have only one way out...and so begins this epic tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth, and legend.

THEFT OF SWORDS

VOLUME 1 IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS SERIES MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN 978-0-316-18774-9

$14.99 ($16.50 in Canada)

The birth of the Nyphron Empire has brought war to Melengar. To save her kingdom, Princess Arista runs a desperate gamble when she defies her brother and hires Royce and Hadrian to perform a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. What Royce discovers leads the thieves to the ends of the world on a journey amid treachery and betrayals, forcing Hadrian to face a past he hoped never to see again.

RISE OF EMPIRE

VOLUME 2 IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS SERIES MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN 978-0-316-18770-1

$14.99 ($16.50 in Canada)

Fantasy • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 688 Pages

Fantasy • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 688 Pages

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Self-published in eBook and print on demand editions, the Riyria Revelations series has already been an eBook fantasy bestseller. The first book in the series was also a finalist for the Indie Excellence Award for Fantasy.

Originally written and self-published in five volumes, with the final not-yet-published book—Orbit will be repackaging the complete series as a trilogy. It will also include the never published sixth volume.

There’s no prophecy of an innocent boy destined to save the world, no ultimate evil to be slain, just two guys in the wrong place at the wrong time trying to survive.

The author has a strong online presence.

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The fledgling New Empire celebrates its victory with a day that will never be forgotten. On the high holiday of Wintertide, the empress will be married, and a double execution will keep the populace happy. And once the empress suffers a fatal accident, everything will be perfect and the “right” people will be in control. There is only one problem—Royce and Hadrian have finally found the true Heir of Novron.

HEIR OF NOVRON

VOLUME 3 IN THE RIYRIA REVELATIONS SERIES MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN 978-0-316-18771-8

$14.99 ($16.50 in Canada)

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MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN was born in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a commercial artist and illustrator, founding his own advertising agency in 1996, which he closed in 2005 to pursue writing full-time. He currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife and three children.

“A whirlwind of twists, earth-shattering surprises and deadly betrayal.” —LiteraryMagic.com | 17


The Necromancer Chronicles continues as Isyllt battles jinn and ancient demons in exile from her homeland.

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ith her master dead and her oaths foresworn, necromancer and spy Isyllt Iskaldur finds herself in exile. Isyllt and an outcast jinn must travel through warring armies into the heart of the desert and lay an ancient darkness to rest once more. But first they must stop an order of mages that will do anything to keep the Empire safe—even raze it to dust.

The Bone Palace (Orbit, 12/10), the second novel in The Necromancer Chronicles, appeared on Publishers Weekly’s Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/ Horror list for 2010.

KINGDOMS OF DUST

THE NECROMANCER CHRONICLES BOOK 3 AMANDA DOWNUM 978-0-316-06898-7 $7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

Amanda Downum has created a world where necromancy, spies, and death walk hand in hand. It is a seamless blend of both Garth Nix’s The Abhorsen Trilogy and Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora (Spectra, 6/07).

This is the third novel in The Necromancer Chronicles.

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The Drowning City

The Bone Palace

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“Spectacular....A complex and bloody tale of sorcery, madness, and intrigue.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Downum’s second fantasy is as sharp and complex as the first, full of fascinating characters.”

AMANDA DOWNUM

“Well-written and entertaining.”

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—RT Book Reviews

STEVEN DOWNUM

—Booklist

has spent the last 10 years working in libraries and bookstores; she is very fond of alphabetizing. She currently lives near Austin with her long-suffering husband, fluctuating numbers of animals, and half-finished novels. | 18 18


The sequel to The Fallen Blade continues the story of Tycho, assassin, Fallen, and vampire, by acclaimed author Jon Courtenay Grimwood.

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enice’s future rests in the hands of three unwilling people:

The newly knighted Sir Tycho. He sees no reason to save a city he hates. The grieving Lady Giulietta. Both emperors want her hand for their sons in marriage. And a naked girl who crawls from an island grave and begins killing the men who buried her. All love affairs are complicated at times, but on this one hangs the fate of Europe’s richest city and two empires.... •

This is the second novel in the Assassini trilogy. The Fallen Blade was published in trade paperback in January 2011.

Jon Courtenay Grimwood is a British author who has received phenomenal acclaim for his SFF novels. He has won two British Science Fiction Awards for his novels Felaheen (Spectra, 12/05) and End of the World Blues (Gollancz, 8/09).

Grimwood has crafted a tale filled with ancient feuds, gripping violence, and unexplainable mysteries—not the least of which is a vampire who becomes a legendary assassin.

Grimwood’s previous series—The Arabesk—was published in 2005 by Spectra.

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THE OUTCAST BLADE

ACT TWO OF THE ASSASSINI JON COURTENAY GRIMWOOD 978-0-316-07442-1 $14.99 ($16.50 in Canada) Fantasy • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 432 Pages TERRITORIES: U.S., CANADA, AND OPEN MARKET EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

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“Combines a satisfying complexity with visceral detail and bouts of astounding violence, knit together by suitably Machiavellian intrigue.” —Kirkus Reviews | 19 19

CHARLIE HOPKINSON

JON COURTENAY GRIMWOOD was born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship. Apart from writing novels he works for magazines and newspapers. He and his wife divide their time between London and Winchester.

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A major fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Brent Weeks and Brandon Sanderson.

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n ancient necromancer slaughters the king and his court in front of the unbelieving eyes of crown prince D’zan. From that moment, his life is consumed by one thought—to regain his throne. Others will join him, some will oppose him. In a world where men and giants fight side by side against ancient monsters and new powers, only one thing is sure—war is coming. Blood will run. Princes will clash. Seven Princes. Seven destinies. All will be legend.

From debut writer John R. Fultz comes a truly unique novel. Vast in scope and mythic in tone, this is a fantasy epic that is breathtaking in its reach.

This is a world where giants and men walk side by side. Ancient sorcerers stalk the lands, drinking the blood of their enemies. And heroes do battle with dragons and kraken.

This is the first book in the Books of the Shaper trilogy. The second book in the trilogy, Seven Kings, gs, is scheduled for January 2013.

Prepub online marketing campaign introducing the seven princes

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JOHN R. FULTZ lives in the Bay Area, California, but is originally from Kentucky. When not writing novels, stories, or comics, John teaches English Literature at the high school level.

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SEVEN SE S EVE VEN PRINCES VEN PRIN RIINCES S

BOOK OOKS S OF THE HE SHA H HAPER PER BOOK K1 JOHN H R HN R.. FUULTZ LTZ Z 978-0-316-18786-2

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Sabina Kane must hunt down a killer in the fourth action-packed novel in Jaye Wells’s urban fantasy series.

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ife is looking up for Sabina Kane—until a string of murders rocks the New York dark races community and threatens to stall peace negotiations. Sabina finds herself helping to find the killer. But her investigation leads her down troubling paths that have her questioning everything—and everyone—she knows. And the closer she gets to the murderer, the more Sabina realizes this is one foe she may not be able to kill.

The Mage in Black (Orbit, 4/10), the second book in the Sabina Kane series, was named by BN.com as one of the best paranormal fantasy releases of 2010.

SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL SABINA KANE BOOK 4 JAYE WELLS 978-0-316-17843-3

An urban fantasy series that combines humor with grit, vulnerability with superhuman strength, and a hilarious demon familiar, Sabina is a heroine that few will forget.

Fantasy • 4

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Green-Eyed Demon

“The potential is there for [Jaye Wells] to be the next coming of Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison.” —BN.com

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978-0-316-03777-8 $7.99/$8.99

JAYE WELLS ON LOCATION PORTRAITURE

“Hold on tight—a gritty new heroine has joined the pantheon of shoot-first, ask-questions-later protagonists.” —RT Book Reviews

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Urban fantasy is the genre that just keeps on growing. With Jaye’s great comic timing and unique story angle, she’s sure to break out from other writers in the field.

$7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

/16 x 6 ¾ • 336

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Raised in Texas, Jaye grew up reading everything she could get her hands on. Besides writing, she enjoys travel, art, history, and researching weird and arcane subjects. She lives in Texas with her saintly husband and devilish son. | 22 22


Gerald Dunwoody and the Witches Incorporated gang are back in the fourth novel in the Rogue Agent series.

W

hen one of Gerald’s fellow janitors goes missing in the field, he embarks on a dangerous mission to find him—and retrieve information vital to averting a major thaumaturgical conflict. But going undercover isn’t as easy as it looks, even with Melissande and Emmerabiblia for camouflage, and soon he finds himself fighting for his life as well as world peace.

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The first three books in the Rogue Agent series have sold 90,000 copies to date. The Accidental Sorcerer (Orbit, 1/09), Witches Incorporated (Orbit, 7/09), and Wizard Squared (Orbit, 7/10) have all appeared on the Bookscan Fantasy Bestseller chart.

WIZARD UNDERCOVER

K.E. Mills is sure to excel with a fast-paced plot, genuinely likeable characters, and a wry narrative voice.

Fantasy • 4

ROGUE AGENT BOOK 4 K.E. MILLS 978-0-316-12022-7

TERRITORIES: WORLD ENGLISH EDITOR: TIM HOLMAN

“K.E. Mills” is the pen name of Karen Miller, whose novel The Innocent Mage (Orbit, 978-0316-06780-5) was one of the bestselling SFF debuts of 2007.

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“A world that’s magical, yet believable, and great fun to read.” —RT Book Reviews

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Witches Incorporated

Wizard Squared

“Mills’ whimsical prose keeps the plot jumping and —Publishers Weekly the reader laughing.”

K.E. MILLS

MARY GT WEBBER

“A fun mix of steampunkish fantasy, spy adventure, and screwball comedy.” —Locus

$7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

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is a pseudonym for bestselling author Karen Miller. Apart from a three-year stint in the UK after graduating from university with a BA in communications, she’s lived in and around Sydney ever since.

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A major new SF novel from the author of the bestselling and multi award-winning Mars Trilogy.

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he year is 2312. Earth and Mars are locked in a deadly conflict over the things people always fight about—air, water, power.

Now, this cold war threatens to become much, much more. A weapon is loose in the solar system—a “world killer” that could end humanity once and for all. It is up to two diplomats from rival factions to find out who is behind this world-killer and to stop them if they can.

With a publication date of 2-3-12, the new novel by Kim Stanley Robinson will be one of the major SF events of the year.

2312 is a novel that will give readers a believable and awe-inspiring vision of our solar system 300 years from now and mankind’s place in it.

Kim Stanley Robinson is a winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of 19 previous books. In 2008, he was

named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. 2312 is comparable to Kim Stanley Robinson’s acclaimed Mars Trilogy, in which he described a convincing future history of mankind’s colonization of Mars. Red Mars (10/93), Green Mars (4/94), and Blue Mars (7/96) were published by Bantam Spectra.

Time magazine has hailed Robinson as one of 32 “leaders and visionaries on the environment,” and has called him “perhaps the foremost practitioner of literary utopias.”

An Orbit worldwide release.

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“If I had to choose one writer whose work will set the standard for science fiction in the future, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson.” ASTRID ANDERSON BEAR

—New York Times

“Robinson’s...scientific homework [is] impeccable, and his handling of a large cast is a model to many avowed saga mongers.” SFXFUTURE

—Booklist on Red Mars

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“For power, scope, depth, and detail, no other Martian epic comes close.” —Kirkus Reviews on Red Mars

2312

KIM STANLEY ROBINSON 978-0-316-09812-0

$25.99 ($28.99 in Canada)

Science Fiction • 6 x 9 ¼ • 800 Pages TERRITORIES: World English EDITOR: Tim Holman

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From the author of Mr. Shivers comes a tale of intrigue, American gothic, and supernatural suspense.

G

eorge Carole is an uncommonly gifted pianist in search of something lost. His search leads him to Vaudeville and to one troupe in particular—the Silenus Troupe. But the answers to George’s questions are met with more questions—deeper and stranger and deadlier mysteries. He must uncover the truth behind the troupe and their strange, mystical ways before it is too late. A dark power threatens all of them, but what role George and the others must play remains to be seen.

Robert Jackson Bennett’s debut novel, Mr. Shivers (Orbit, 1/10), received great critical acclaim, with many likening the author to a young Stephen King.

THE TROUPE

ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT 978-0-316-18752-7 $13.99 ($15.50 in Canada)

Like the HBO show Carnivale and the novel Water for Elephants (Algonquin, 2006), Bennett brings out the strange mysteries of Vaudeville performers and crafts a tale of intrigue and mystery.

Fantasy • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 300 Pages TERRITORIES: WORLD EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

Robert Jackson Bennett has created a stunning new blend of genres, confirming this young author as a bold and brilliant new voice in contemporary fiction.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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“Like a collaboration between Stephen King and John Steinbeck.” —Publishers Weekly “A deft amalgam of thriller, cerebral horror and American gothic, written with a stark and artful —The Guardian (UK) simplicity.”

The Company Man 978-0-316-05470-6 $13.99/$15.50

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ROBERT JACKSON BENNETT

JOSH BREWSTER

was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in Katy, Texas. He now resides in Austin, Texas.

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The third science fiction thriller featuring Dagmar Shaw, from acclaimed author Walter Jon Williams.

D

agmar Shaw got out of the game...and into the movies.

Sean is a washed-up child actor. His life was on a downward spiral until Dagmar plucked him from obscurity. Except Sean has secrets, dark even for the Hollywood treadmill of addiction. And Dagmar is a cipher. People tend to die around her, and now she wants Sean for something. A movie, she says, but with her history, who’s to say what her real game is?

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This is a fast-paced thriller that goes from the online world of alternate reality gaming to the war on terror and will appeal equally to SF and mainstream thriller readers.

THE FOURTH WALL

Walter Jon Williams’s vision of how social media will affect real world events has proven to be startlingly clairvoyant.

Science Fiction • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 416 Pages

This is the third and final book in the trilogy, following This Is Not a Game (Orbit, 1/10) and Deep State (Orbit, 2/11).

Walter Jon Williams has been nominated repeatedly for every major SF award, including Hugo and Nebula Award nominations for his novel City on Fire (Eos, 1/98).

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“There are powerful ideas stirring beneath the skin of…a taut technothriller, and it’s brilliantly executed.” —Charles Stross on Deep State

WALTER JON WILLIAMS 978-0-316-13339-5

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WALTER JON WILLIAMS lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife.

“Williams’s dialogue is razor-sharp, his plotting breakneck…and his empathy with his characters deep.” —scifi.com on This is Not a Game | 27 27

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The greatest thief in the world is out to make a name for himself in this omnibus edition of Rachel Aaron’s three fantasy adventure novels.

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li Monpress is talented. He’s charming. And he’s a thief.

But not just any thief. He’s the greatest thief of the age—and he’s also a wizard, with a plan he needs to put into effect. The first step is to increase the bounty on his head, so he’ll need to steal some big things. But he’ll start small for now. He’ll steal something that no one will miss—at least for a while.

COVER NOT FINAL

Like a king.

THE LEGEND OF ELI MONPRESS: PART I

So begins the first of the adventures of Eli Monpress, master thief.

RACHEL AARON 978-0-316-19357-3

This publication of THE LEGEND OF ELI MONPRESS: PART I collects the first three novels in the series, The Spirit Thief (Orbit, 978-0-316-06905-2, 10/10), The Spirit Rebellion (Orbit, 978-0-316-06911-3, 11/10), and The Spirit Eater (Orbit, 978-0-31606908-3, 12/10), in one omnibus edition.

Romancing the Stone meets The Princess Bride in this exciting adventure fantasy.

A new cover style for this special omnibus makes an irresistible edition for fantasy fans.

There are two more books to come in The Legend of Eli Monpress series.

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$15.99 ($17.50 in Canada)

Fantasy • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 1072 Pages TERRITORIES: WORLD EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

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Praise for The Spirit Thief:

“A romp of a lighthearted fantasy starring an absolutely darling rogue.” —Publishers Weekly

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ALYSSA ALIG

“Witty, smart, snappy, sassy, fast, furious and let’s not forget fun.” —Tom Holt

RACHEL AARON was born in Atlanta, GA. She currently lives in a 70s house-of-the-future in Athens, GA, with her loving husband, young son, overgrown library, and small brown dog.

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The coming storm arrives with spectacular consequences in this epic sequel to The Sworn.

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ummoner-King Tris Drayke takes an army to fight a new threat: a dark summoner who will make the most of the Winter Kingdoms’ weakness. In Isencroft, King Donelan is assassinated and Tris’s wife, Kiara, will now have no choice except to return and claim the crown. Kiara and Tris must both face the dark power that threatens to sweep the Winter Kingdoms into death and chaos.

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Gail Z. Martin’s first series, Chronicles of the Necromancer (distributed in the US by Solaris), has sold over 100,000 copies to date. THE DREAD takes place in the same world as this series.

THE DREAD

THE FALLEN KINGS CYCLE BOOK 2 GAIL Z. MARTIN 978-0-316-09361-3 $7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

This is the second and final book in The Fallen Kings Cycle, following The Sworn (Orbit, 2/11).

Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 640 Pages TERRITORIES: WORLD ENGLISH EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

THE DREAD possesses classic epic fantasy elements: a large cast of well-drawn characters, non-stop action, and a fantastically original world.

Gail Z. Martin has a very strong presence in the SF/F community.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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Praise for The Summoner:

“Gail Z. Martin…tells a fast-paced tale laced with plenty of action.” —sfsite.com

—scifichick.com

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DONNA JERNIGAN

“Packed with suspense, excitement, and colorful characters, The Summoner is a true epic fantasy.”

GAIL Z. MARTIN discovered her passion for SF, fantasy, and ghost stories in elementary school. She enjoys attending SF/F conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. She is married, has three children, a Himalayan cat, and a golden retriever. | 29


Unspeakable horrors inhabit the Earth in this comic fantasy from the author of Divine Misfortune.

D

iana’s new apartment is inhabited—by monsters. Vom the Hungering was the first to greet Diana and to warn her that his sole purpose in life was to eat everything in his path. It turns out though that there are older and more ancient monstrous entities afoot—ones who want to devour the moon. Can Diana stop this from happening? Maybe if she can get Vom to stop eating everything... and everyone.

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CHASING THE MOON (Orbit, 978-0-316-09355-2) was published in hardcover in May 2011.

CHASING THE MOON A. LEE MARTINEZ 978-0-316-09356-9

The mass market edition of Monster (Orbit, 2/10), A. Lee Martinez’s Orbit debut, has taken his sales to a new level.

Martinez is an author with boundless ingenuity and creativity. Every story he creates is a oneof-a-kind rollicking romp through improbable situations with even more improbable heroes.

This mass market publication of CHASING THE MOON will tie in to the publication of Emperor Mollusk vs. the Sinister Brain in March 2012. See following page.

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SALLY HAMILTON

A. LEE MARTINEZ

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was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of 18, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. He lives in Irving, Texas.

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A supervillain is on the run from an entire universe of enemies in this new comedy from A. Lee Martinez.

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mperor Mollusk is a retired supervillain from Neptune who just wants to retire on Earth. Unfortunately, he’s forced out of retirement when a legendary death cult marks him for assassination. Now with half the universe out to kill him, he’s got to use his feared intellect and superior technology to keep himself alive while unraveling a mystery that could be more important than he ever suspected.

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The mass market edition of Monster, A. Lee Martinez’s Orbit debut, has taken his sales to a new level. The hardcover (978-0-316-04126-3) was published in 2009. Comic fantasy has potential to appeal to both genre and mainstream readers—as demonstrated by writers such as Terry Pratchett and Christopher Moore. Chasing the Moon will be published in February 2012 to tie in to EMPEROR MOLLUSK VS. THE SINISTER BRAIN. Online marketing National print and online publicity Print and digital galleys available www.aleemartinez.com

“A. Lee Martinez is the American Terry Pratchett.”

EMPEROR MOLLUSK VS. THE SINISTER BRAIN A. LEE MARTINEZ 978-0-316-09352-1

$19.99 ($22.50 in Canada)

Fantasy • 5 ½ x 8 ¼ • 320 Pages TERRITORIES: WORLD ENGLISH EDITOR: DEVI PILLAI

MARCH 2012 • HARDCOVER Also available as an eBook

“Abundant, zany humor.” —Publishers Weekly on Monster

—Grasping for the Wind on Divine Misfortune

“Appeal to fans of the late Douglas Adams.” —Library Journal on In the Company of Ogres

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“Divine Misfortune reads like a mash-up of Neil Gaiman, Monty Python, and a sugar-bombed nine-year old.” —Locus | 31


The Lady Maccon must answer a mystifying summons to Egypt in the final novel in the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate series.

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lexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. All is well until she receives an urgent summons from Alexandria. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia sets off. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

Soulless (Orbit, 10/9) was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s top 100 books of 2009 and one of Locus’ top 10 books of 2009. It won ALA’s Alex Award for 2010, given to adult novels that also have an appeal to younger readers. The Soulless audiobook was named one of Audible’s top 20 sleeper hits and was on their Best of 2010 list.

This is the fifth and final book in The Parasol Protectorate series.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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VANESSA APPLEGATE

Blameless (Orbit, 9/10) and Changeless (Orbit, 4/10) were both New York Times bestsellers.

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“A tapestry that is simultaneously witty, charming, exhilarating and downright fun.” —fantasyliterature.com 32 |

Ms. is the Carriger author began of more writing thanin order 30to books copeof with science beingfiction raised in obscurity and fantasy. by an He expatriate has been awarded Brit and an incurable two curmudgeon. Hugos and She now resides five Nebulas in the Colonies, for his fiction. where sheHe insists liveson in Washington tea importedState directly from London with hisand family. cats that pee into toilets.


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“Soulless is a characterdriven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse.” —io9.com

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The streets of London are under fire—of the magical variety—in the fourth novel featuring sorcerer Matthew Swift.

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atthew Swift, Midnight Mayor, is in charge. And London is having its issues.

The new drug on the market is fairy dust and it turns humans into walking drug labs. Teenage vandals are being hunted by a mystical creature. And criminals are dying by magical means. If Swift is going to save London from a rising tide of blood, he’s going to have to learn his lessons—and fast.

This is the fourth book in the Matthew Swift series. The third book, The Neon Court, was published in hardcover in March 2011 and will be published in mass market in November 2011. See page 15.

THE DEALER OF DREAMS

MATTHEW SWIFT BOOK 4 KATE GRIFFIN 978-0-316-18725-1 $7.99 ($8.99 in Canada)

The next three Matthew Swift books will be published as mass market originals and will be published in six month intervals starting in 2012. The faster publishing schedule will continue to build awareness of the series in the marketplace and establish strong shelf presence over the coming years.

Perfect for fans of New York Times bestsellers Neil Gaiman and China Mieville.

Kate Griffin has imagined a unique urban fantasy, in which spells are written on the back of metro cards, and angels live in the telephone lines.

An Orbit worldwide release.

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Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 544 Pages TERRITORIES: U.S. AND CANADA EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

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Praise for the Matthew Swift series:

“When I get my hands on a new Kate Griffin book I put down everything else. She’s just that good.” “Griffin’s novel mixes fantasy and reality into a plot that brings to mind Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.” | 34

—RT Book Reviews

CHARLIE HOPKINSON

—N.K. Jemisin

KATE GRIFFIN is the name under which Carnegie Medal-nominated author Catherine Webb writes fantasy novels for adults. She read History at the London School of Economics, and studied at RADA. She lives in London.

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The Germline war continues, told from the perspective of one of the cloned genetic soldiers—gritty, brutal, and honest.

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atherine is a soldier. Bred by scientists, she and her sisters will win this war, no matter the cost.

And the costs are high. On their 18th birthday they are discharged. Lined up and shot like cattle. Catherine and her sisters may not be strictly human, but they’re not animals. Catherine may have only known death, but she dreams of life and she will get it at any cost.

This is the second book in The Subterrene War trilogy, following Germline (Orbit, 8/11).

Imagine The Hurt Locker, set 100 years in the future.

T.C. McCarthy’s experience as a CIA analyst has given him the insight and awareness to bring a level of authenticity to the writing that is rarely seen in military SF.

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THE SUBTERRENE WAR BOOK 2 T.C. MCCARTHY 978-0-316-12815-5 $7.99 ($8.99 in Canada) Science Fiction • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 352 Pages TERRITORIES: WORLD EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

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CAROLYN MCCARTHY

T.C. MCCARTHY’S

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tenure with the Central Intelligence Agency has given him a unique perspective as a science fiction author. He was an agent during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. He resides in South Carolina. | 35


An epic tale of revenge and redemption from one of fantasy’s finest storytellers.

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welve years ago, two children witnessed a murder that still haunts them.

Tali watched as they killed her mother, and now she seeks revenge. Rix watched as his parents murdered a woman for reasons he still doesn’t understand. As secrets are uncovered and a legendary villain returns, Tali and Rix must learn to trust each other to save their world—and themselves.

Over one million copies of Ian Irvine’s novels have sold worldwide.

Irvine’s novels combine everything that readers of epic fantasy love: intricately crafted worlds, character-driven plots, and non-stop adventure.

This is the first book in The Tainted Realm Trilogy. The second and third volumes are to follow at six-month intervals.

Ian Irvine’s previous series, The View from the Mirror, was published by Warner Aspect.

VENGEANCE

THE TAINTED REALM BOOK 1 IAN IRVINE 978-0-316-07284-7 $7.99 ($8.99 in Canada) Fantasy • 4 3/16 x 6 ¾ • 640 Pages TERRITORIES: U.S., CANADA, AND OPEN MARKET EDITOR: DONGWON SONG

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Perfect for fans of Terry Goodkind and Russell Kirkpatrick.

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Praise for Ian Irvine:

“Epic, non-stop action adventure.”

—Starburst

IAN IRVINE

—SFX

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MIKE BENVENISTE

“A page-turner of the highest order...Formidable.”

was born in Bathurst, Australia, and educated at Chevalier College and the University of Sydney, where he took a PhD in marine science. He is now a full-time writer and lives in New South Wales, Australia with his family. | 3 36 6


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