New & Notable Books, January

 

K-Ming Chang, Gods of Want (One World 7/22) A stellar collection getting plenty of critical praise, Chang’s latest explores the lives and myths of Asian American women in 16 stories, many with super­natural elements – including ghosts, goddesses, and women out of fairy tales – a powerful mix of darkness, humor, the strange, and the everyday.

 

 

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New Books: 24 January 2023

 

Ali, Bachtyar: The Last Pomegranate Tree

(Archipelago Books 978-1-953861-40-5, $24.00, 321pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, January 24, 2023)

Fantasy novel/parable about a man freed from prison after 21 years, searching for the son he’s never known, and finding myths and legends instead. Translated from the Kurdish by Kareem Abdulrahman.

 

Burges, Audrey: The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone

(Penguin Random House/Berkley 978-0-593-54647-5, $16.99, 352pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, ...Read More

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New Books: 17 January 2023

Albo, Mike: Another Dimension of Us

(Penguin Random House/Penguin Workshop 978-0593223765, $18.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 17, 2023)

Young-adult gay fantasy romance novel of alternate dimensions and time travel. Teens accidentally swap minds and bodies across the astral plane, between 1986 and 2044, and one needs to be rescued from a demon.

 

Boey, Brandon Ying Kit: Karma of the Sun

(CamCat Books 978-0-7443-0760-3, $25.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ...Read More

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New Books: 10 January 2023

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Arnett, Mindee: Riven

(HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray 978-0-06-305783-8, $19.99, 448pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 10, 2023)

Young-adult fantasy novel inspired by Iceland. Adepts accidentally created Ice, a toxic magical substance that anyone can use, giving the wealthy full control of magic, as long as they suppress the adepts.

 

Baggott, Julianna: The Wick

(Underland Press 978-1-63023-068-5, $13.99, 86pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, January 10, ...Read More

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New Books: 3 January 2023

Adams, Sean: The Thing in the Snow

(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0063257757, $27.99, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 3, 2023)

Satirical psychological horror novel about an isolated, largely abandoned, research station, where a mysterious object found in the snow has a strange effect on people’s minds.

 

Berg, Sibylle: Grime

(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1-250-79651-6, $22.00, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, December 27, 2022)

Near-future dystopian SF novel, following teens from a ...Read More

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Magazines Received – December

This list covers new SF/F/H print, online, and electronic periodicals (including regularly updated websites) seen by Locus magazine, focusing on those that publish fiction or reviews and criticism. To submit titles for listing on these pages, please send to Locus Publications, 655 13th St. #100, Oakland CA 94612 or email locus@locusmag.com.

Alien Dimensions

  • Neil A. Hogan, ed.
  • Issue #23, November 2022, $12.95 print/$4.99 digital; irregular, 108pp, 15 x 23 cm.
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New & Notable Books, December

Brian Attebery, Fantasy: How it Works (Oxford UP 7/22) One of our most erudite scholars delivers a wide-ranging critical exploration of the fantasy genre, “the lie that speaks truth.” “There are enough good ideas here to set off a whole con’s worth of panel discussions… his most trenchant observations open up the field to us rather than closing it off with totalizing pronouncements.” [Gary K. Wolfe]

 

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New Books: 20 December 2022

Colby, Scott: Vengeance Squad

(Outland Entertainment 978-1-954255-41-9, $17.95, 300pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, December 20, 2022)

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in the Deviant Magic series. The Talisker tower in Detroit has exploded, and a ragtag team of losers team up to find the demonic evil behind the disaster.

 

Datlow, Ellen, ed.: The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Fourteen

(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-949102-67-3, $15.99, 432pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, ...Read More

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New Books: 13 December 2022

Andrews, Ilona: Sweep of the Heart

(NYLA Publishing 9781518741289, $20.99, 454pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, December 13, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the sixth book in the Innkeeper Chronicles. The inn is forced to host an intergalactic spouse-search for one of the Galaxy’s most powerful rulers after Sean’s werewolf mentor is kidnapped.

 

Dodge, Nathan B.: Hidden Enemy

(WordFire Press 978-1680573862, $25.99, 392pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, December 13, 2022)

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Cover Reveal: Caged Ocean Dub by Dare Segun Falowo

Cover Reveal!

From author Dare Segun Falowo, Caged Ocean Dub boasts a beautifully vivid cover, coming out in July 2023 from Android Press.

There are dragons in Lagos and witches who wear their sons’ skins, while an alliance of otherworldly beings are collecting intelligent life forms in the depths of the universe.

Falowo’s poetically precise language and spine-tingling plot twists are reminiscent of both Poe and Kafka as they tackle ...Read More

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New Books: 6 December 2022

Baron, Melissa: Twice in a Lifetime

(The Quick Brown Fox/Alcove Press , $17.99, 325pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, December 6, 2022)

Fantasy timeslip novel of parallel realities. A woman gets messages supposedly from her husband in the future, trying to prevent her suicide.

Isla has moved away from Chicago after a breakdown; she now lives in a tiny cottage outside St. Louis, working as a graphic designer and figuring ...Read More

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Forthcoming Books Through September 2023

The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the December 2022 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through September 2023. Find out about your favorite authors’ upcoming books!

For the complete list of books by publisher, subscribe to our print magazine or purchase the December issue in print or digital editions, available December 1, 2022.

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Cover Reveal: When We Hold Each Other Up by Phoebe Wagner

Cover Reveal!

From author Phoebe Wagner comes an intriguing cover for When We Hold Each Other Up out this April from Android Press.

One rule oversees the post-apocalypse: never refuse a Harmonizer.

Storytellers claim there are two original stories. When a stranger named Eduardo, a Harmonizer with extraordinary powers, arrives with a warning, Rowan senses life is about to change. Eduardo warns that Haven City is growing and all those ...Read More

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New Books: 29 November 2022

de Bodard, Aliette: The Red Scholar’s Wake

(JAB Books 978-1-399-60138-2, $15.00, 315pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 24, 2022)

SF novel about a lesbian tech scavenger in a marriage of convenience with a sentient pirate spaceship.

 

Clare, Gwendolyn: In the City of Time

(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends 978-1-250-23074-4, $20.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 29, 2022)

Young-adult time-travel novel, the first in the eponymous duology, set in the world of Ink, ...Read More

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Magazines Received – November

This list covers new SF/F/H print, online, and electronic periodicals (including regularly updated websites) seen by Locus magazine, focusing on those that publish fiction or reviews and criticism. To submit titles for listing on these pages, please send to Locus Publications, 655 13th St. #100, Oakland CA 94612 or email locus@locusmag.com.

Bourbon Penn

  • Erik Secker, ed.
  • Is­sue No. 28, November 2022, $14.95 print/$2.99 digital/free online, three times a year, 172pp,
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New & Notable Books, November

 

Eugen Bacon, Chasing Whispers (Raw Dog Screaming 9/22) Collection of 13 stories, 11 new, of transformative Afro-irrealist Black speculative fiction by the acclaimed (and prolific) African Australian author.

 

 

Sarah Gailey, Just Like Home (Tor 7/22) Critical­ly applauded horror novel mixing supernatural and psychological elements with mystery. A woman returns to her childhood home, where strange developments make her question the past, when her father was accused of ...Read More

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New Books: 22 November 2022

Adler, Dahlia, ed.: At Midnight

(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1-250-80602-4, $19.99, 464pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 22, 2022)

Young-adult original anthology of 14 reimagined fairy tales, plus one new.

 

Anderson, Kevin J.: Double-Booked

(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-350-3, $21.99, 252pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, audio, November 22, 2022)

Humorous fantasy detective novel, eighth book in the series featuring Dan Shamble, zombie P.I., who has to deal with diabolical schemes surrounding the publication ...Read More

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New Books: 15 November 2022

Armentrout, Jennifer L.: A Light in the Flame

(Evil Eye Concepts/Blue Box Press 978-1-957568041, $31.99, 608pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)

Fantasy romance novel, second in the Flesh and Fire series. The only person who can save Sera now is the one she’s spent her life planning to kill.

 

Arnold, Justin: Wicked Little Things

(Tiny Ghost 978-1739983475, $12.99, 244pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, November ...Read More

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