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Fri
Nov 28 2014 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Paranormal Romance

new releases paranormal romance December 2014Thirteen new paranormal romance titles release this month, including new series additions from, among others, Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake), J.D. Tyler (Alpha Pack), Crista McHugh (Soulbearer), Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance), and Kerrelyn Sparks (Love at Stake).

And we must always ask ourselves, do the second- or third-generation Anita Blake novels count as urban fantasy, para-rom, or genre-bender?

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here.

Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Fri
Nov 28 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Paranormal/Urban Fantasy and Horror

new releases urban fantasy December 2014Twenty-three offerings help deplete the holiday pocketbook this month. Look for new titles from, among others, Kristen Painter, Keri Arthur, Dorothy Hearst, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Carrie Vaughn.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Wed
Nov 26 2014 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for December

genre benders new releases DecemberEleven books reach across the aisle to bridge genre gridlock this month, including new releases from, among others, Joseph Nassise, Tim Powers, Guy Adams, and Steve Perry.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Tue
Nov 25 2014 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Science Fiction

new releases science fiction DecemberThirteen new releases appear on the science fiction shelves this month, with new adult titles from, among others, William C. Dietz, Mike Resnick, Catherine Asaro, Gini Koch and J. Barton Mitchell.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Mon
Nov 24 2014 5:00pm

Fiction Affliction: December Releases in Fantasy

new releases fantasy december 2014Ten new fantasies hit the shelves this month in time to fill holiday stockings (digital or textile), including series additions from, among others, Katherine Kurtz, K.V. Johansen, and K.J. Taylor. Also look for an all-star charity anthology to benefit colon cancer research, and Shannon Page’s completion of the late Jay Lake’s unfinished novel, Our Lady of the Islands.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Sun
Nov 2 2014 9:00am

Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Paranormal Romance

new releases paranormalromanceEleven new paranormal romance titles continue the downward trend in major-release love stories for the fanged and furred, including new releases from, among others, Robin D. Owens, Rhyannon Byrd, G.A. Aiden, Gena Showalter, and Sandra Hill. Also look for a new collection featuring holiday stories from Vicki Lewis Thompson, Rhonda Nelson, Kira Sinclair, Andrea Laurence, and Debbie Herbert.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Sat
Nov 1 2014 9:00am

Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Paranormal/Urban Fantasy and Horror

urban fantasy new releasesFollowing a couple of fifty-release months, fans of paranormal fantasy, urban fantasy, and horror have a mere thirty-three offerings this month. Look for new titles from, among others, Stephen King, Karen Chance, M.L. Brennan, Sharon Shinn, Gail Carriger, F. Paul Wilson, Lauren Dane, Molly Harper, and Laura Resnick. Also out this month: a new collection of stories set in the world of Sookie Stackhouse, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner, and a collection of shorts from Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin and Milla Vane.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Fri
Oct 31 2014 3:30pm

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for November

Fiction Affliction genre benders novemberThirteen books reach across the aisle to bridge genre impasse this month, including new releases from, among others, Eric Flint (1636/Assiti Shards), Tanya Huff (Gale Women), Sarah Zettel (Palace of Spies), Meljean Brook (Iron Seas), Angus Donald (Outlaw Chronicles), and Jenna Black (Replica Trilogy). Also look for the third in the cross-genre Dangerous Women anthology series edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner R. Dozois.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Tue
Oct 28 2014 3:30pm

Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Science Fiction

New science fiction book releases November 2014Twenty-seven new releases appear on the science fiction shelves this month, with new adult titles from, among others, Jack McDevitt, Stephen Baxter, Steven Erikson, Steven L. Kent, Jean Johnson, Brian Falkner, Mira Grant, and Brandon Sanderson. (Did we miss any Stephen/Steven authors?) Also, find a new Wild Cards novel edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass.

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Mon
Oct 27 2014 12:10pm

Fiction Affliction: November Releases in Fantasy

New fantasy releases in November 2014Sixteen new fantasies hit the shelves this month, including series additions from, among others, Julie E. Czerneda (Night’s Edge), Jenna Rhodes (The Elven Ways), Charlie N. Holmberg (Paper Magician Trilogy), Orson Scott Card (Pathfinder), David Dalglish (Shadowdance), L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Saga of Recluce), Henry H. Neff (Tapestry), and Jeffe Kennedy (Twelve Kingdoms).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Mon
Oct 20 2014 10:00am

A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Wind Through the Keyhole: “The Skin-Man (Part 2)” and “Storm’s Over”

Stephen King The Wind Through the KeyholeOnce upon a time, a ka-tet of readers found themselves at tor.com on a long quest to reach Stephen King’s Dark Tower. During the journey, the author (or perhaps it was simply ka) tried to throw our hardy band of pilgrims into confusion by telling a new story. Undeterred, their path followed the Beam until the end, and only now, when we know what is at the clearing at the end of the path, do we return to Mid-World once again, to join our old friends for The Wind Through the Keyhole (Dark Tower 4.5, if it do ya). Welcome. There be spoilers ahead.

When we last left our story, Tim had restored his mother’s sight with Maerlyn’s magic elixir, and Nell had killed Big Kells in order to save her son.

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Mon
Oct 13 2014 10:00am

A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Wind Through the Keyhole: “The Wind Through the Keyhole,” Part 6

Stephen King The Wind Through the Keyhole

Once upon a time, a ka-tet of readers found themselves at tor.com on a long quest to reach Stephen King’s Dark Tower. During the journey, the author (or perhaps it was simply ka) tried to throw our hardy band of pilgrims into confusion by telling a new story. Undeterred, their path followed the Beam until the end, and only now, when we know what is at the clearing at the end of the path, do we return to Mid-World once again, to join our old friends for The Wind Through the Keyhole (Dark Tower 4.5, if it do ya). Welcome. There be spoilers ahead.

When we last left our story, a group of billy bumblers watched as our young hero Tim slept in the forest on his quest to find Maerlyn.

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Mon
Oct 6 2014 10:00am

A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Wind Through the Keyhole: “The Wind Through the Keyhole,” Part 5

Stephen King The Wind Through the KeyholeOnce upon a time, a ka-tet of readers found themselves at tor.com on a long quest to reach Stephen King’s Dark Tower. During the journey, the author (or perhaps it was simply ka) tried to throw our hardy band of pilgrims into confusion by telling a new story. Undeterred, their path followed the Beam until the end, and only now, when we know what is at the clearing at the end of the path, do we return to Mid-World once again, to join our old friends for The Wind Through the Keyhole (Dark Tower 4.5, if it do ya). Welcome. There be spoilers ahead.

When we last left our story, a tribe of mudmen, thinking Tim a gunslinger, were sending a boat to rescue him following his close encounter of the dragon kind.

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Fri
Oct 3 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Paranormal Romance

Paranormal Romance fiction affliction new releases OctoberFifteen new paranormal romance titles continue the downward trend in major-release love stories for the fanged and furred crowd, including new series additions from, among others, Sheryl Nantus (Tales from the Edge), JR Ward (Fallen Angels), Shona Husk (Court of Annwyn), JT Geissinger (Night Prowler), Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter), and CC Hunter (Shadow Falls: After Dark).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Thu
Oct 2 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

fiction affliction new releases urban fantasy OctoberHave you finished the forty-nine new titles from September? Good! Because there are forty-eight new paranormal fantasy titles in October. What was that credit card limit again?

Look for series additions from, among others, Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock), Jacqueline Carey (Agent of Hel), Tina Connolly (Ironskin), Eileen Wilks (World of the Lupi), MaryJanice Davidson (Undead), Darren Shan (Zom-B), P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (House of Night), Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson), Christina Henry (Black Wings), Tim Waggoner (Night Terrors), Anne Rice (The Vampire Chronicles), and John Connolly (Charlie Parker).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Wed
Oct 1 2014 4:00pm

Fiction Affliction: Genre-Benders for October

Fiction Affliction new releases genre-bending OctoberNot all who wander are lost, said the great sage Tolkien. Seventeen books wander with purpose between genres this month, from time traveling to airship tales.

Look for series additions from, among others, Carolyn Hart (Bailey Ruth Ghost), Weston Ochse (Seal Team 666), Sheri S. Tepper (Plague of Angels), Liesel Schwarz (The Chronicles of Light and Shadow), and April Taylor (The Tudor Enigma), plus anthologies edited by Paula Guran (time travel), David Thomas Moore (Holmesian tales), and Ellen Datlow (Silver Screen).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Tue
Sep 30 2014 3:00pm

Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Science Fiction

Fiction Affliction new releases science fiction OctoberTwenty-nine new releases appear on the science fiction shelves this month, with space making a comeback and the young-adult takeover continuing. (Missing a favorite? Check tomorrow’s “Genre-Bender” column.)

Look for new series releases from, among others, Ann Leckie (Imperial Radch), Jack Campbell (The Lost Stars), Dan Krokos (The Planet Thieves), Ramez Naam (Nexus), and Mike Shepherd (Kris Longknife). Also check out new anthologies edited by Rick Wilber (Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories), Ellen Datlow (Nightmare Carnival), and Hank Davis (The Baen Big Book of Monsters).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Mon
Sep 29 2014 2:00pm

Fiction Affliction: October Releases in Fantasy

Fiction Affliction fantasy new releases OctoberThirty new fantasies hit the shelves this month, including a few that were actually written for adult readers and a nonfiction title that promises to fill us in on everything Song of Ice and Fire.

Look for new series additions from, among others, Steven Brust (Vlad Taltos), Richard K. Morgan (A Land Fit for Heroes), Jasper Fforde (The Last Dragonslayer), Jeff Somers (Ustari Cycle), Garth Nix (Abhorsen), Kendare Blake (Goddess War), David Dalglish and Robert Duperre (The Breaking World), Debra Mullins (Truth Seers), and Kelly McCullough (Fallen Blade). Also look for new anthologies edited by Jonathan Strahan (Fearsome Magics) and George R.R. Martin and Gardner R. Dozois (Dangerous Women 2).

Fiction Affliction details releases in science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and “genre-benders.” Keep track of them all here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.

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Mon
Sep 29 2014 10:00am

A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Wind Through the Keyhole: “The Wind Through the Keyhole,” Part 4

Stephen King The Wind Through the KeyholeOnce upon a time, a ka-tet of readers found themselves at tor.com on a long quest to reach Stephen King’s Dark Tower. During the journey, the author (or perhaps it was simply ka) tried to throw our hardy band of pilgrims into confusion by telling a new story. Undeterred, their path followed the Beam until the end, and only now, when we know what is at the clearing at the end of the path, do we return to Mid-World once again, to join our old friends for The Wind Through the Keyhole (Dark Tower 4.5, if it do ya). Welcome. There be spoilers ahead.

When we last left our story, eleven-year-old Tim had found the Covenant Man’s wand, seen a vision of himself finding a magical blindfold to cure his blind mother, and taken off for the Endless Forest.

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Mon
Sep 22 2014 10:00am

A Read of the Dark Tower: Constant Reader Tackles The Wind Through the Keyhole: “The Wind Through the Keyhole,” Part 3

Once upon a time, a ka-tet of readers found themselves at tor.com on a long quest to reach Stephen King’s Dark Tower. During the journey, the author (or perhaps it was simply ka) tried to throw our hardy band of pilgrims into confusion by telling a new story. Undeterred, their path followed the Beam until the end, and only now, when we know what is at the clearing at the end of the path, do we return to Mid-World once again, to join our old friends for The Wind Through the Keyhole (Dark Tower 4.5, if it do ya). Welcome. There be spoilers ahead.

When we last left our story, we were lost in Roland’s telling of his story of Debaria and, within that, his retelling of his childhood story The Wind Through the Keyhole. Young Tim Ross was concluding a disturbing visit in the Endless Forest to see the Covenant Man, and had discovered his father’s body in the water.

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