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Eerie Archives Volume 11

Eerie Archives Volume 11
Dark Horse

by Rich Margopoulos, Steve Skeates, Al Milgrom, Doug Moench, Budd Lewis, Gerry Boudreau, Will Eisner (Author, Artist), Philip Simon (Editor), Sanjulian, Ken Kelly, Paul Neary, Neal Adams, Vicente Alcazar, Esteban Maroto, Tom Sutton, Martin Salvador
"Collecting issues #52 to #55 of Warren Publishing's legendary Eerie horror anthology, this deluxe hardcover contains seminal work from fan favorites Will Eisner, Neal Adams, Vicente Alcazar, Paul Neary, Doug Moench, Tom Sutton, Martin Salvador, and many more! In Dark Horse's latest Eerie outing, Hunter - the deadly demon killer of the future - makes his explosive debut, Esteban Maroto continues his enchanting tales of Dax the Warrior, and Shreck struggles for survival on a dangerous, irradiated alternate world! A run of breathtaking covers by Sanjulian and Ken Kelly, a do-it-yourself "Werewolf!" board game, and two color "Spirit" tales top off this fine collection of 1970s horror tales!" Dark Horse, 264 pages, Oct 2.

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Fire Season

Fire Season
Baen

by David Weber, Jane Lindskold
Star Kingdom. "Fire weather... Thats what the treecats call those rare seasons when the slightest spark can set aflame the the vast green reaches they call home. Teenager Stephanie Harrington rapidly learns just how deadly those fires can be. Guided by her treecat companion, Lionheart, Stephanie and her good friend Karl Zivonik venture into the heart of a raging inferno to rescue twin treecats put at risk by human carelessness. Only the trios absolute trust for each other stands between them and disaster. But Sphinx isnt the only thing ripe for burning. Stephanie has fallen hard for new arrival to Sphinx, Anders Whittaker. When Anders vanishes without a trace, Stephanie is at the forefront of the search. Then a lightning strike sets the Copperwall Mountains aflame and as a provisional ranger she is ordered to her post. Will Stephanie choose to honor the claims of her planet or those of her heart?" Baen, 304 pages, Oct 2.

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Ironskin

Ironskin
Tor Books

by Tina Connolly
"The moor was grey, battlefield grey. It had been five years since the last fey was seen, but out here Jane could almost imagine the Great War still raged on. Grey mist drifted through the blackened trees, recalling the smoke from the crematory kilns. That was a constant smell in the last months of the war." Tor Books, 304 pages, Oct 2.

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London Eye

London Eye
Pyr

by Tim Lebbon
Toxic City Book One. "Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the world, protected by a military force known as Choppers. The rest of Britain believes that the city is now a toxic, uninhabited wasteland. But Jack and his friendssome of whom lost family on what has become known as Doomsdayknow that the reality is very different. At great risk, they have been gathering evidence about what is really happening in Londonand it is incredible. Because the handful of London's survivors are changing. Developing strange, fantastic powers. Evolving. Upon discovering that his mother is still alive inside London, Jack, his sister, and their three friends sneak into a city in ruins. Vast swathes have been bombed flat. Choppers cruise the streets, looking for survivors to experiment upon. The toxic city is filled with wonders and dangers that will challenge Jack and his friends... and perhaps kill them. But Jack knows that the truth must be revealed to the outside world or every survivor will die." Pyr, 280 pages, Oct 2.

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Mixed Signals: A Grace Street Mystery

Mixed Signals: A Grace Street Mystery
Poisoned Pen Press

by Jane Tesh
Grace Street Series. "Its Christmas in Parkland, North Carolina, but PI David Randall is not partaking in the holiday cheer. Years ago, Randall and his psychic friend, Camden, found Jared Hunter stabbed to death. Now Camden is being haunted by flashbacks. Do the flashbacks suggest that Camden is somehow linked with his friends killer? Among the suspects is Boyd Taylor, Randalls client. Investigation reveals that Jared had served time for breaking into the Parkland Museum of History. Bert Galvin, son of Ralph Galvin, the editor of the Parkland Herald, was also involved. And what of the inept superhero, the Parkland Avenger? Could the Avenger be a set up by award-hungry Herald reporter, Brooke Verner? The Super Hero Society of Parkland insists the Avenger isnt one of them. Jash Tesh has whipped up another charming, wacky mystery from these and other assorted elements." Poisoned Pen Press, 250 pages, Oct 2.

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Stone of Tymora

Stone of Tymora
Wizards of the Coast

by R.A. Salvatore, Geno Salvatore
Forgotten Realms. "Meet Maimunan orphan who couldnt imagine how unfortunate it would be to discover a stone that makes him forever lucky. Fleeing a powerful demon named Asbeel, Maimun stows away aboard the ship Sea Sprite, where he encounters a cast of characters well-known to Salvatore fans: Captain Deudermont, Drizzt DoUrden, Wulfgar, Catti-brie, and the dwarf Bruenor. Drizzt becomes a mentor to Maimun and aboard Deudermonts ship, they sail the treacherous seas of the Forgotten Realms. Hunted by a demon, haunted by a mysterious spellcaster, and chased by a pirate, Maimun, with Drizzts help, must unravel the secrets of the Stone of Tymora before his luck runs out!" Wizards of the Coast, 448 pages, Oct 2.

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Three Parts Dead

Three Parts Dead
Tor Books

by Max Gladstone
"A god has died, and its up to Tara, first-year associate in the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao, to bring Him back to life before His city falls apart. Her client is Kos, recently deceased fire god of the city of Alt Coulumb. Without Him, the metropoliss steam generators will shut down, its trains will cease running, and its four million citizens will riot. Taras job: resurrect Kos before chaos sets in. Her only help: Abelard, a chain-smoking priest of the dead god, whos having an understandable crisis of faith. When Tara and Abelard discover that Kos was murdered, they have to make a case in Alt Coulumbs courtsand their quest for the truth endangers their partnership, their lives, and Alt Coulumbs slim hope of survival. Set in a phenomenally built world in which justice is a collective force bestowed on a few, craftsmen fly on lightning bolts, and gargoyles can rule cities, Three Parts Dead introduces readers to an ethical landscape in which the line between right and wrong blurs." Tor Books, 336 pages, Oct 2.

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