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month 1) Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) 2 1 2) Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace) 3 2 3) Serpentine, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 1 – 4) Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing) 1 – 5) The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 1 – 6) Alternate Routes, Tim Powers (Baen) 1 – *) Kill the Farm Boy, Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin ...Read More
Amazon.com’s Favorite SF/F book of 2018, Christelle Dabos’ A Winter’s Promise; the final “Novel of the Change” by S.M. Stirling, The Sky-Blue Wolves; a nonfiction study of the works of Jeff ...Read MoreRead more
Dave Hutchinson’s Europe at Dawn, Glen Hirshberg’s Nothing to Devour, Andy Duncan’s collection An Agent of Utopia, and titles by Tamara Berry, Amanda Bridgeman, M.R. Carey, James Alan Gardner, Christopher Golden, W.L. ...Read MoreRead more
Sarah J. Maas’ Kingdom of Ash (Bloomsbury) debuts strongly on two lists, ranking #1 on the Publishers Weekly children’s list, and #2 on the combined USA Today list.
And George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (Bantam), due November 20, is selling on all three Amazon sites this morning. ...Read MoreRead more
Stephen King’s Elevation, Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition illustrated by Charles Vess, Lavie Tidhar’s Unholy Land, and titles by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Shaun Barger, Seth Dickinson, Victor Godinez, Jonathan Maberry, Garth Nix & Sean ...Read MoreRead more
Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside (Crown 8/18) Bennett’s new fantasy series, The Founders, focuses on the powerful city of Tevanne, controlled by four merchant houses using a imperfectly understood magic system. Sancia, a young thief with strange powers, steals a talking key that can open any door, and mayhem (sometime spectacular) ensues, revealing more of the fascinatingly complex magic system along the way.
Michael Bishop, The Sacerdotal Owl and Three ...Read MoreRead more
Alec Nevala-Lee’s nonfiction Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel Red Moon, and ...Read MoreRead more
Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Warrior, Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City, James S.A. Corey’s Persepolis Rising, and titles by Pierce Brown, Orson Scott Card, Rae Carson, Susan Dennard, Mercedes Lackey, Sarah J. Maas, L.E. Modesitt Jr., Garth Nix & ...Read MoreRead more
Gardner Dozois’ anthology The Book of Magic, Steven Erikson’s Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart, John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire, and titles by Lila Bowen, Paula Guran, S.T. Joshi, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Mercedes Lackey, Tim Major, and R.E. Stearns. ...Read MoreRead more
Several titles debut this week, beginning with Anne Rice’s Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (Knopf), ranking #5 on two lists, and David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor (Baen), ranking on three lists as high as #7.
Other debuts, as shown in the table below, are by David Levithan, Ransom Riggs, Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, Laini Taylor, and Martha Wells. ...Read MoreRead more
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month 1) Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) 1 – 2) Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace) 2 1 3) The Skaar Invasion, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 2 4 4) Outcasts of Order, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 2 6 5) Kill the Farm Boy, Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne (Del Rey) 1 – 6) The Privilege of Peace, Tanya Huff (DAW) 2 9 7) Oathbringer, ...Read More
Ursula K. Le Guin’s last book of poems, So Far So Good: Poems 2014–2018, and other titles by Dale Bailey, Ben Bova, Amy S. Foster, Vic James, Gary Kemble, Marie O’Regan, Ransom Riggs, K. Arsenault Rivera, and K.B. ...Read MoreRead more
N.K. Jemisin & John Joseph Adams’ The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018, Ellen Datlow’s The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction, Derek Künsken’s debut novel The Quantum Magician, Rich Larson’s debut collection Tomorrow Factory, and titles by Charlie Jane Anders, Terry Brooks, Catherine Cerveny, Julie E. Czerneda, N.S. Dolkart, Brendan DuBois, Dave Duncan, Jennifer Estep, ...Read MoreRead more
Shaun Tan’s Tales from the Inner City, Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman’s Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic, Sheldon Teitelbaum & Emmanuel Lottem’s Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, and titles by Katherine Arden, Grace Draven, ...Read MoreRead more
A new thriller by Dean Koontz, The Forbidden Door (Bantam), debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #5 on two of them.
Note that an error today on the Publishers Weekly website replaces the Children’s Frontlist Fiction list with a repeat of the Children’s Picture Books list; thus none of the YA titles that ranked on the PW list last week show up this week. ...Read MoreRead more
B. Catling, The Cloven (Vintage 7/18) The final volume in the dark historical fantasy Vorrh trilogy (after The Vorrh and The Erstwhile) brings this ambitious and unpredictable series to a moving conclusion. Afrikaner socialite Cyrena Lohr mourns the death of her cyclops lover Ishmael and has a dalliance with naturalist Eugène Marais, who gives her a gift that allows her visions of another world… while Nicholas the Erstwhile senses looming ...Read MoreRead more
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. ...Read MoreRead more
Several titles debut on lists this week, most prominently a new Forgotten Realms novel by R.A. Salvatore, Timeless (Harper Voyager), ranking as high as #11 on the Publishers Weekly list.
Also: Flight or Fright, an anthology edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent and published by Cemetery Dance — the second title from that publishers ever compiled on these pages, after Gwendy’s Button Box by King and Richard ...Read MoreRead more
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month 1) Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace) 1 – 2) The Hills Have Spies, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1 – 3) Season of Storms, Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit US) 1 – 4) The Skaar Invasion, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 1 – 5) Starless, Jacqueline Carey (Tor) 1 – 6) Outcasts of Order, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1 – 7) King of Ashes, Raymond E. Feist (Harper Voyager ...Read More
Christopher Priest’s An American Story, Sjón’s CoDex 1962, and titles by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, Glen Cook, Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Sara Hanover, Dean Koontz, Malka Older, Parker Peevyhouse, Angus Watson, and Scott Westerfeld ...Read MoreRead more