New This Month From Del Rey Spectra – February 2011


Check out the hot titles premiering this month from Del Rey, Spectra, and Lucas Books!



It’s Superman!
by Tom De Haven – 1/25/2011
Del Rey Mass Market – 978-0-345-49675-1

Coming of age in rural 1930s America with X-ray vision, the power to stop bullets, and the ability to fly isn’t exactly every boy’s story. But can Clark Kent’s midwestern charm save the day and win the heart of stunning, seen-it-all newspaperwoman Lois Lane? Or is that a job for Superman?



by GB Tran – 1/25/2011
Villard Hardcover – 978-0-345-50872-0

GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew up distant from (and largely indifferent to) his family’s history. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, he knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. But even as they struggled to adapt to life in America, they preferred to forget the past—and to focus on their children’s future. It was only in his late twenties that GB began to learn their extraordinary story. When his last surviving grandparents die within months of each other, GB visits Vietnam for the first time and begins to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind.



Heart of the Exiled
by Pati Nagle – 1/25/2011
Del Rey Mass Market – 978-0-345-50386-2

The Bitter Wars left a world divided. Now the ælven governors convene a Council at Glenhallow, while the savage kobalen gather in numbers not seen in five centuries. Vastly outnumbered, the ælven clans will send barely trained guardians to confront the kobalen, and a young female warrior, Eliani, will be entrusted with the most crucial mission of all: to reach distant Fireshore and learn why their governor has not responded to the call to war.



Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures
by Robert E. Howard – 1/25/2011
Del Rey Trade Paperback – 978-0-345-50546-0

Lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Watkiss and featuring miscellanea, informative essays, and a fascinating introduction by acclaimed historical author Scott Oden, Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures is a must-have for every fan of Robert E. Howard, who, in a career spanning just twelve years, won a place in the pantheon of great American writers.



by Cherie Priest – 1/25/2011
Spectra Trade Paperback – 978-0-345-52060-9

Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. When she accepts a job from the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott, Raylene doesn’t to go from the wilds of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.



Star Wars: Knight Errant
by John Jackson Miller – 1/25/2011
LucasBooks Mass Market – 978-0-345-52264-1

Sensing a sinister pattern in the chaos, Jedi Kerra Holt embarks on a journey that will take her into fierce battles against even fiercer enemies. With one against so many, her only chance of success lies with forging alliances among those who serve her enemies—including a mysterious Sith spy and a clever mercenary general. But will they be her adversaries or her salvation? Includes a special, full-color excerpt from the Dark Horse comic Star Wars: Knight Errant!



Homefront: The Voice of Freedom
by John Milius and Raymond Benson – 1/25/2011
Del Rey Mass Market – 978-0-345-52715-8

America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied in 2025 by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son.

Fleeing the chaos of Los Angeles, Walker reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells via guerrilla radio. But Walker’s broadcasts have also reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to hunt the Voice of Freedom and crush the ever-growing Resistance before it can mount a new war for American liberty.



The Warlord’s Legacy
by Ari Marmell – 1/25/2011
Spectra Hardcover – 978-0-553-80777-6

Corvis Rebaine, the Terror of the East, a man as quick with a quip as he is with a blade, returns in this highly anticipated sequel to Ari Marmell’s acclaimed The Conqueror’s Shadow, a debut hailed for its refreshing take on dark fantasy and surprising flashes of sharp, sarcastic wit. Now Marmell raises the stakes in a story that has all the humor and excitement of its predecessor, plus a terrifying new villain so evil that he may well be a match for Rebaine himself. Baron Jassion, Rebaine’s old nemesis, is hunting him once more, aided by a mysterious sorcerer named Kaleb, whose powers and secrets make him a more dangerous enemy than Rebaine has ever known.



Midnight Riot
by Ben Aaronovitch – 2/1/2011
Del Rey Mass Market – 978-0-345-52425-6

Paper-pushing Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police a dream that comes true when when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghos. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.