The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf.
The Cypress House
c/o Hachette Book Group
237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
9780316053723, $24.99, www.hachettebookgroup.com
THE CYPRESS HOUSE is a top recommendation for any general lending library seeing popularity in supernatural fiction. Arlen is able to see death in a man's eyes - but when he awakens on a train one evening and sees his fellow passengers are doomed, he tries to warn them. Only a teen believes him and they abandon the train, only to find themselves trapped at an isolated boardinghouse in the path of a hurricane. Can they really beat their destiny? A gripping supernatural thriller evolves.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim
Mark Twain and W. Bill Czolgosz
c/o Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of Americas, New York NY 10020
9781451609783, $15.00, www.simonandschuster.com
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim provides a fine literary mix taking the Finn legend and adding a modern element in which the dead arise from a mutant strain of TB, causing a son to flee his undead father and journey down the Mississippi. The added zombie intrigue and fantasy segment makes for an involving remake of the Mississippi coming of age classic - and will be a pick for any fan of the old Huck Finn and the new science fiction focuses.
The Amazon Legion
Box 1403, Riverdale, NY 10471
9781439134269, $24.00, www.baen.com
The Amazon Legion tells of a colony planet where one Carrera has had his revenge, destroying those who had ruined his life by killing his family in a terrorist attack. Now there's political strife between warring factions over a nuclear armed United Earth Peace Fleet - and the Amazon Regiment is entrusted with the job of finishing freeing the planet - by placing women and children at the forefront of battle. An outstanding military fantasy emerges, recommended for any sci fi collection strong in military settings.
Blind Man's Bluff
c/o Simon and Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 14th fl.
New York, NY 10020
9780743429603, $16.00, www.simonandschuster.com
Another Star Trek: New Frontier title is recommended for collections that have seen prior enthusiasm for Peter David's AFTER THE FALL and MISSING IN ACTION. Here Captain Calhoun faces a dual threat from two dangerous forces - a mysterious alien rate bent on the destruction or domination of humanity, and a living creature turned computer simulation that represents a growing menace for the Federation. A fine tense science fiction thriller evolves!
Caledor: A Tale of the Sundering
The Black Library
c/o BL Publishing
1525 Hulse Road, Unit 1, Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742
9781849700511 $8.99 www.blacklibrary.com
The grand conclusion to the Sundering fantasy trilogy Caledor: A Tale of the Sundering chronicles the darkest hour of the land of Ulthuan. The cruel Witch King has sent Ms dark elves to lay waste to the land, and deliver genocide to the high elves. Prince Caledor has claimed the Phoenix Crown and champions Ulthuan's last hope, in this action-packed, earth-shattering epic about making a final stand against all-encompassing darkness. Highly recommended.