New & Notable Books, November 2017

Robert Cargill, Sea of Rust (Harper Voyager US/Gollancz UK 9/17) Robots rule the world in this action-filled, post-apocalyptic SF novel, a “robot western” set in a world where robots wiped out mankind years before. Brittle scavenges the wastelands for parts, one of a dwindling few determined not to join the shared consciousness of the One World Intelligences warring for dominance.

 

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New Books : 14 November 2017

New books published today include Andy Weir’s Artemis, Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God, Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer, Molly Tanzer’s Creatures of Will and Temper, collections by Peter S. Beagle and Jane Yolen, and other titles by Gerald Brandt, Mike Brooks, Tina Connolly, Stephen R. Donaldson, Ian C. Esslemont, Alan Dean Foster, Mira Grant, Leanna Renee Hieber, Jonathan L. Howard, K.J. Parker, Jodi Taylor, Tracy ...Read More

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New Books : 7 November 2017

New books published today include Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers, Neil Clarke’s anthology More Human Than Human, Tim Pratt’s novel The Wrong Stars, and titles by K.C. Alexander, Richard Baker, Levi Black, Chris Brookmyre, Beth Cato, David Dalglish, Matthew de Abaitua, David Drake, James Alan Gardner, Jim C. Hines, Cat Jordan, William Ledbetter, Fonda Lee, Leena Likitalo, Michael Livingston, Irene Radford, ...Read More

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New Books : 31 October 2017

New books listed today include James Gunn’s Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction, Joe Hill’s Strange Weather: Four Short Novels, Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Warrior, a debut novel by Tochi Onyebuchi, and titles by Lila Bowen, Miles Cameron, Myke Cole, Mark Z. Daniewlewski, Amy S. Foster, Julia Keller, Joe R. Lansdale, Gregory Maguire, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Garth Nix & Sean Williams, Tamora Pierce, Brandon Sanderson, Lewis Shiner, ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 30 October 2017

Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Knopf) debuts on three print lists this week, two of them YA lists, the third the combined USA Today list, where it ranks #9.

Also debuting is a British Library book of an exhibition about the history of magic, tied to Harry Potter — under slightly different titles, it’s in hardcover in the UK, trade paperback in the US, and it ...Read More

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Classics in Reprint: October 2017

Classic works back in print in October include the Strugatsky Brothers’ most popular work in Russia, Monday Starts on Saturday; enhanced new editions of Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, e-book editions of three novels by Samuel R. Delany and a trilogy by Jeffrey Ford, Penguin Classics’ The Best of Richard Matheson, the first volume of Poul Anderson’s Psychotechnic League stories, ...Read More

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Print Periodicals, October 2017

Omni returns to print, after over 20 years, with Ellen Datlow returning as fiction editor, and with stories in this quarterly issue by Nancy Kress, Maureen McHugh, and Rich Larson; plus, November/December issues of Analog, Asimov’s, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, with fiction by Connie Willis, Scott Edelman, James Sallis, Sean McMullen, Greg Egan, James Patrick Kelly, Kate Wilhelm, Larry Niven, and many others. ...Read More

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New Books : 24 October 2017

This week’s new books include a new novel by John Crowley, Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr, Rich Horton’s latest volume of The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, an illustrated novel by Gregory Manchess, and other titles by Darin Bradley, Melissa Caruso, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory, Silva Moreno-Garcia, Kim Newman, and Melissa F. Olson. ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 23 October 2017

Several hardcover titles debut this week, by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, Orson Scott Card, and Maggie Stiefvater, and most prominently Alice Hoffman, whose The Rules of Magic (Simon & Schuster) ranks #5 on the New York Times.

Publishers Weekly‘s website is not updated with this week’s issue’s bestsellers today.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.29 LAT
10.22 USAT
10.15 PW
10.16 Amz
(10.23) UK:
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New in Paperback: October 2017

Titles newly in paperback this past month include the Shirley Jackson Award-winning (and finalist for three other awards) The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, edited by Dominik Parisen & Navah Wolfe; and other titles by Ben Bova, Brom, Lois McMaster Bujold, Cassandra Clare, Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor, Gree Hurwitz, Mercedes Lackey, Juliet Marillier, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and Nisi Shawl.

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Locus Bestsellers, October 2017

HARDCOVERS Months
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1) The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (Morrow) 2 2 2) The Witchwood Crown, Tad Williams (DAW) 1 – 3) The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross (Tor.com Publishing) 1 – 4) Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 2 1 5) New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US) 5 8 6) Assassin’s Price, L.E. Modesitt, ...Read More Read more

New & Notable Books, October 2017

Nina Allan, The Rift (Titan US 7/17) Allan explores the difficulty of sifting truth from tales and memories in this novel, mingling elements of tantalizing mystery and SF in the story of a woman who hears from a sister who disappeared 20 years previously, and now claims to have traveled by rift to another world. Parts of her story are told as pure SF, while glimpses of the past show ...Read More

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New Books : 19 October 2017

This week’s new books include the simultaneous US/UK release of The Book of Dust, Volume One: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman, first volume in a highly-anticipated follow-up trilogy to the author’s His Dark Materials trilogy; a climate change novel by Paul McAuley; first volume of a new fantasy trilogy by K.J. Parker; an anthology of classic and new space opera by Bryan Thomas Schmidt; and other ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 16 October 2017

A new, anonymously edited, Star Wars anthology, From a Certain Point of View (Del Rey) debuts on three lists, ranking has high as #11 on the Publishers Weekly fiction hardcover list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.22 LAT
10.15 USAT
10.08 PW
10.16 Amz
(10.16) UK:
Amz UK
(10.16) Canada:
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(10.16) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 ...Read More Read more

New Books : 10 October 2017

+ Alderman, Naomi : The Power
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-54761-1, $26, 400pp, hardcover, October 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Oct 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316547659
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478999904

SF novel in which teenage girls develop the power to cause others agonizing pain and death, triggering an upturning of worldwide order.
• The book was first published in the UK in ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 9 October 2017

Stephen King & Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties (Scribner) debuts strongly at #1 on four print lists.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.15 WP
10.08 LAT
10.08 USAT
10.01 PW
10.09 Amz
(10.09) UK:
Amz UK
(10.09) Canada:
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(10.09) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic ...Read More Read more

Periodicals, early October 2017

Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Jason Sizemore
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Monthly
• http://apex-magazine.com/

October 2017
Issue 101, cover art by Rubén Castro
• This issue has fiction by Dennis Danvers, Lavie Tidhar, Annie Neugebauer, Alethea Kontis, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Kate Ingram.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Dennis Danvers and Rubén Castro, a feature by Ed Grabianowski, ...Read More

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New Books : 3 October 2017

* Aryan, Stephen : Mageborn
(Orbit 978-0-316-55478-7, $16.99, 432pp, trade paperback, October 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Oct 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316554794
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478923183
• Age of Dread #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series set in the aftermath of the author’s “Age of Darkness” trilogy, about a minority population with magical abilities in a society ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 2 October 2017

Various editions of Stephen King’s It dominate lists again this week, with trade paperback editions ranking #1 on four lists.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.08 WP
10.01 LAT
10.01 USAT
09.24 PW
10.02 Amz
(10.02) UK:
Amz UK
(10.02) Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.02) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer 09.11.17 / ...Read More Read more

Periodicals, late September 2017

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

• Literary adventure fantasy, since 2008; publisher and editor-in-chief Scott H. Andrews
• Format: Online; PDF and ebook formats
• Frequency: biweekly
• http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/

September 2017
Issue 234-235, cover art by Veli Nystrom
• Issue 235, the 9th anniversary double-sized issue, posted September 28th, has stories by Richard Parks, Kameron Hurley, Rebecca Campbell, and T.S. McAdams, with an archive story by K.J. Parker.
• Issue 234, ...Read More

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Print Periodicals, September 2017

Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
• http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/

Sep-Oct 2017
Issue 60, £5.99, 96pp, cover art by Ben Baldwin
• Stories in this issue are by Carole Johnstone, Tim Lees, Ray Cluley, and Stephen Hargadon.
• Columns are by Lynda E. Rucker, Ralph Robert Moore, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including an ...Read More

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New Books : 26 September 2017

+ Delaney, Joseph : The Dark Assassin
(HarperCollins/Greenwillow 978-0062334596, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062334619
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062688279
• Starblade Chronicles #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following A New Darkness (2014) and The Dark Army (2016), about a 17-year-old spook and his female apprentice battling evil ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 25 September 2017

Various editions of Stephen King’s It dominate lists this week; even the hardcover edition ranks, on the Publishers Weekly list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.01 WP
09.03 LAT
09.24 USAT
09.17 PW
09.25 Amz
(09.25) UK:
Amz UK
(09.25) Canada:
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(09.25) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer 09.11.17 / ...Read More Read more

Classics in Reprint, September 2017

Hodgson, William Hope : The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” and Other Nautical Adventures
(Night Shade Books 978-1597809207, $17.99, 512pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017

(First edition: Night Shade Books, September 2003)

Omnibus of the 1907 title novel plus 23 other nautical stories, the first volume in Night Shade’s five-volume series of complete works by Hodgson, now appearing in paperback.
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New in Paperback: September 2017

Beaulieu, Bradley P. : Of Sand and Malice Made
(DAW 978-0756413323, $14, 240pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
• The Song of Shattered Sands #2

(First edition: DAW, September 2016)

Fantasy novel, second book in a series following Twelve Kings of Sharakhai (2015), set in a great desert city rules by twelve immortal kings.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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New Books : 19 September 2017

* Canavan, Trudi : Successor’s Promise
(Orbit 978-0316209281, $27, 576pp, hardcover, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316324960
UK edition: 978-0356501161 (Thu 21 Sep 2017)
• Millennium’s Rule #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Thief’s Magic (2014) and Angel of Storms (2015), about a sentient book in a world where magic powers an industrial ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 18 September 2017

Sarah J. Maas’s Tower of Dawn (Bloomsbury) debuts impressively at #3 on the combined Publishers Weekly list, and #2 on the Publishers Weekly Frontlist Children’s list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.24 WP
09.03 LAT
09.10 USAT
09.10 PW
09.18 Amz
(09.18) UK:
Amz UK
(09.18) Canada:
Amz.ca
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New Books : 12 September 2017

* Abraham, Brad : Magicians Impossible
(St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne 978-1-250-08352-4, $27.99, 400pp, hardcover, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250083531

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a man who discovers his late father was a secret agent in a society of magical spies.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
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