New Books : 18 September 2018

13 Unearthly New Books: Demons, Vampires, Witches, Frankenstein, and Portals to Hell. This September is all about the supernatural.

The US edition of Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling, plus titles by Myke Cole, Claire G. Coleman, Sebastien de Castell, Deborah Harkness, Tanya Huff, George Mann, Mark Morris, Catherine Reef, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Tieryas, Harry Turtledove, and Edward Willett.

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* Cole, Myke : The Queen of Crows
(Tor.com 978-0765395979, $18.99, 256pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765395962
The Sacred Throne #2

Fantasy novel, second in a trilogy following The Armored Saint (Feb. 2018), set in a world in which acts of magic are suppresed lest they open portals to hell.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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+ Coleman, Claire G. : Terra Nullius
(Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-1517, $17, 310pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618731524

SF novel by an Australian Aboriginal writer about settlers and enslaved natives.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt and quotes from reviews.
• The book was an Aurealis finalist this year.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Artfully combining elements of literary, historical, and speculative fiction, this allegorical novel is surprising and unforgettable.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the September issue of Locus Magazine>: “…the ending Coleman does provide (and which I won’t spoil) is thoroughly consistent with the sensibility of this gripping, harrowing, but ultimately deeply humane tale.”

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* de Castell, Sebastien : Charmcaster
(Orbit 978-0-316-52584-8, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316525824
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781549116469
Spellslinger #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Spellslinger (July 2018) and Shadowblack (Aug. 2018), about a magician whose talents are fading.
• The UK hardcover edition appeared in May 2018.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Harkness, Deborah : Time’s Convert
(Viking 978-0-399-56451-2, $29, 448pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780399564529
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525641469
All Souls #4

Fantasy novel, first in a new series set in the world of the author’s All Souls trilogy, about vampires during the American Revolution and in contemporary Paris.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The large cast can be daunting, and those not already familiar with the All Souls trilogy may be lost, but returning readers will find this a delightful excursion.”
• Lila Garrott reviews it in the September issue of Locus Magazine: “The astonishing thing is how enjoyable, emotionally satisfying, and crammed full of elements the novel manages to be, while never containing more than exceedingly trace quantities of plot.”

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* Huff, Tanya : The Demon’s Den and Other Tales of Valdemar
(Jabberwocky Literary Agency 978-1625673732, $12.99, 200pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-625673-56-5

Collection of seven stories set in Mercedes Lackey’s realm of Valdemar.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Mann, George : Wychwood: Hallowdene
(Titan 978-1783294114, $14.95, 336pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Wychwood (2017), about a woman in the Oxfordshire countryside who investigates a local witch’s grave.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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* Morris, Mark, ed. : New Fears 2
(Titan 9781785655531, $14.95, 384pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018

Anthology of 21 original horror stories, second in a series following New Fears (2017).
• Authors include Paul Tremblay, Rio Youers, Gemma Files, John Langan, and Brian Evenson.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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+ Pullman, Philip : Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
(Knopf 978-0-525-52117-4, $30, 480pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780525521181
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525643302

Nonfiction collection of essays written over 20 years about the craft of writing and storytelling.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function including the table of contents.
• The UK edition was published in October 2017.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “…Pullman employs a confiding, ruminative tone, a sharply analytical eye, and a vocabulary free of pedantry or cant to insist on the central value of a sense of wonder.”

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* Reef, Catherine : Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion 978-1328740052, $18.99, 224pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018

Nonfiction aimed at middle-grade readers about the life of Mary Shelley.
• Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Sanderson, Brandon : Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds
(Tor 978-1250297792, $27.99, 352pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250297808
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781250299611

Collection of three novellas, two published earlier by Subterranean, Legion (2012) and Legion: Skin Deep (2014), with a third story original to this book.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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* Tieryas, Peter : Mecha Samurai Empire
(Ace 978-0-451-49099-5, $16, 464pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780451491008
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525641285
United States of Japan #2

Alternate history military SF novel, second in a series following United States of Japan (2016, Angry Robot), set in a world where Japan won the Second World War, about a young man whose dream is to become a mecha pilot.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Tieryas perfectly balances humor, action, and romance.”

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* Turtledove, Harry : Through Darkest Europe
(Tor 978-0-7653-7998-6, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466871328

Alternate history novel set in a world in which the Middle East is prosperous and democratic while European fundamentalists call for a crusade.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Willett, Edward : Worldshaper
(DAW 978-0-7564-1346-0, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, September 2018)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756413484
Worldshapers #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a woman who discovers a portal into a labyrinth of new dimensions.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Willett meticulously includes small details that make the constantly changing scenery feel solid and real, such as Shawna’s hometown being the apple-growing capital of the country. This novel sets up a fascinating, fluctuating universe with plenty of room for growth for the main characters, and readers will eagerly join their journey.”

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