New Books: 30 August 2016

* Belanger, Michelle : Harsh Gods
(Titan 978-1783299546, $7.99, 480pp, mass market paperback, August 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Aug 2016
• Shadowside #2

Paranormal fantasy novel, second in a series following Conspiracy of Angels (2015), about demonic possession.
• The author is “a nonfiction author, a member of the vampire community, and a psychic seen regularly on the television series Paranormal State.”
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New Books : 23 August 2016

* Barnhill, Kelly : The Girl Who Drank the Moon
(Algonquin Young Readers 978-1-61620-567-6, $16.95, 400pp, hardcover, August 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Aug 2016

Middle-grade fantasy novel about a forest witch who raises the babies left every year as offerings by the townspeople.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt and an author essay.
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New Books, 16 August 2016

* Connolly, Tina : On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories
(Fairwood Press 978-1-933846-56-9, $17.99, 300pp, trade paperback, August 2016, cover art Kazuhiko Nakamura)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Aug 2016

Collection of 25 stories and 3 poems.
• Fairwood’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “The 28 fantasy stories, vignettes, and poems in this enticingly varied first collection range in mood from the giddy ...Read More

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New Books : 9 August 2016

* Damico, Gina : Wax
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-63315-5, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, August 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Aug 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780544633186

Young-adult fantasy novel about a 17-year-old girl who discovers the local candle factory is filled with wax sculptures of people.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt.
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New Books, 2 August 2016

* Allen, Nancy Campbell : Beauty and the Clockwork Beast
(Shadow Mountain 978-1629721750, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, August 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Aug 2016
• Steampunk Proper Romance #-

Steampunk novel, one of a series of “Steampunk Proper Romance” novels by various authors.
• Shadow Mountain’s site has this page for the series.
• Huffington Post described the series as “Romance novels without the sex.”

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New Books by the Strugatsky Brothers, Agustín de Rojas, and others

* de Rojas, Agustín : The Year 200
(Restless 978-1-63206-051-8, $18.99, 640pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016

SF novel, first published in Cuba in 1990 and here translated into English by Nick Caistor and Hebe Powell, set in a future in which the Communist Federation has defeated the Capitalist Empire.
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New Books, 26 July 2016

* Bauers, W. C. : Indomitable
(Tor 978-0-7653-7544-5, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466847309
• The Chronicles of Promise Paen #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Unbreakable (2015), about a female space marine.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
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New Books, 19 July 2016

+ Allan, Nina : The Race
(Titan 978-1-78565-036-9, $14.95, 400pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016

First US edition (UK: Newcon, 2014)

Near future SF novel about a woman, involved in illegal smartdog racing, whose niece goes missing.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Strong writing and the layering of realities gives the book a mental ...Read More

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New Books, 12 July 2016

* Bakker, R. Scott : The Great Ordeal
(Overlook Press 978-1-4683-0169-4, $28.95, 512pp, hardcover, July 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
• Aspect Emperor #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following The Judging Eye (2009) and The White-Luck Warrior (2010).
• Overlook’s site has this description.

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* Chu, Wesley : Time Siege
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New Books, 5 July 2016

+ Amish : The Oath of the Vayuputras
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1681445021, $14.99, 320pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
• Shiva Trilogy #3

First US edition (UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, June 2014)

Fantasy novel, third of a trilogy following The Immortals of Melhua (Jan. 2013) and The Secret of the Nagas (Oct. 2013), set in ancient India.
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New Books, 28 June 2016

* Arnold, Kyle : The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick
(Oxford University Press 978-0-1997-4325-4, $19.95, 240pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Wed 1 Jun 2016

Nonfiction study, by a clinical psychologist, about how Philip K. Dick’s personality and experiences influenced his writing.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Psychologist Arnold tries to do many things at once in this ...Read More

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New Books, 21 June 2016

* Chen, Curtis C. : Waypoint Kangaroo
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 978-1-250-08178-0, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250081797
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427280718

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a spy who has access via a “pocket” to an empty parallel universe.
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New Books, 14 June 2016

* Anderson, Taylor : Destroyermen: Blood in the Water
(Roc 978-0451470638, $27, 448pp, hardcover, June 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698162976
• Destroyermen #11

Alternate history SF novel, eleventh in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea (2012), Storm Surge (2013), Deadly ...Read More

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New Books, 7 June 2016

* Afsharirad, David, ed. : The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015
(Baen 978-1-4767-8177-8, $16, 288pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-503-8

Anthology of 12 stories first published in 2015, second volume of a series following last year’s The Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera.
• Authors include David Brin, Seth Dickinson, ...Read More

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New Books, 31 May 2016

* Arnason, Eleanor : Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens
(Aqueduct Press 978-1-61976-095-0, $19, 392pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Sun 1 May 2016

Collection of 12 stories about the hwarhath, the only intelligent species humanity has encountered so far.
• Aqueduct’s site has this description with a blurb by Gardner Dozois and quotes from reviews.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Arnason’s aliens are almost uniformly ...Read More

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New UK Books, May 2016

* Deas, Stephen : The Silver Kings
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575100626, £9.99, 576pp, trade paperback, May 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 May 2016
• Memory of Flames #7

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy that began with Dragon Queen (2013) and seventh overall in the series that began with The Adamantine Palace (2009), set in a land where dragons are violent creatures subdued into servitude by human masters.
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New Books, 24 May 2016

* Brooks, Terry : The Sorcerer’s Daughter
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-54082-9, $28, 352pp, hardcover, May 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 May 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780345540836
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780804190725
UK edition: Little, Brown UK/Orbit 978-0356502236 (Thu 26 May 2016)
• Defenders of Shannara #3


Fantasy novel, third in a series following The High Druid’s Blade (2014) and ...Read More

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New Books, 17 May 2016

* Ashby, Madeline : Company Town
(Tor 978-0-7653-8290-0, $24.99, 256pp, hardcover, May 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 May 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466889859

SF novel set on a city-sized oil rig off the Canadian coast, about a series of murders that seem to implicate the only non-bio-engineered person on the rig.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
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New Books, 10 May 2016

* Jones, Stephen Graham : Mongrels
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-241269-0, $24.99, 320pp, hardcover, May 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 May 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062412713
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062471277

Horror novel about a boy coming to terms with his itinerant uncle and aunt as they travel across the South.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview.
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New Books, 3 May 2016

* Asher, Neal : War Factory
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-834-7, $26.99, 478pp, hardcover, May 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 May 2016
UK edition: Macmillan/Tor UK 978-0230750746 (Tue 3 May 2016)
• Transformation #2


SF novel, second in a trilogy following Dark Intelligence (2015), set in the author’s Polity universe.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Asher ventures into some ...Read More

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New UK Books, April 2016

* de Castell, Sebastien : Saint’s Blood
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1782066804, £18.99, 576pp, hardcover, April 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 7 Apr 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781784299644
• The Greatcoats #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Traitor’s Blade (2014) and Knight’s Shadow (2015), about a troupe of travelling Magisters reviled for having failed to prevent the overthrow of their king.
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New Books, 26 April 2016

* Abercrombie, Joe : Sharp Ends
(Orbit 978-0316390811, $25, 304pp, hardcover, April 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Apr 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316390804
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478909040
UK edition: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575104679 (Tue 26 Apr 2016)


Collection of stories, subtitled “Stories from the World of the First Law”, with some of the stories original to this book.
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New Books, 19 April 2016

* Carter, Matt : Almost Infamous
(Skyhorse/Talos Press 978-1-940456-50-8, $15.99, 328pp, trade paperback, April 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Apr 2016

Fantasy novel, subtitled “A supervillain novel”, about an 18-year-old with telekinetic abilities who’s too lazy to become a professional superhero.
• Talos’ site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it a “quirky riff on the coming-of-age novel.”

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New Books, 12 April 2016

* Anderson, Kevin J., & John McFetridge, eds. : 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush.
(ECW Press 978-1770412927, $16.95, 400pp, trade paperback, April 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Apr 2016

Anthology 18 stories, mostly original, inspired by the music of Rush.
• One of the reprints is Fritz Leiber’s “Gonna Roll the Bones”, which inspired the song “Roll the Bones.”
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New Books, 5 April 2016

* Armstrong, Kelley : Forest of Ruin
(HarperCollins 978-0062071309, $17.99, 448pp, hardcover, April 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Apr 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062071323
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062417893
• Age of Legends #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Sea of Shadows (2014) and Empire of Night (2015), about twin sisters who are the Keeper and the ...Read More

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New Books, 29 March 2016

* Cole, Myke : Javelin Rain
(Ace 978-0425269657, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, March 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Mar 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101636763
• Shadow Ops #5

Military SF novel, fifth in a series following Control Point (2012), Fortress Frontier (2013), Breach Zone (2014), and Gemini Cell (2015), in which the US Army tries to control the many people who have ...Read More

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New Books, 22 March 2016

* Allen, Mike : The Spider Tapestries: Seven Strange Stories
(Mythic Delirium 978-0-9889124-6-5, $14.95, 140pp, trade paperback, March 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Mar 2016

Collection of seven stories, one of them original to this book.
• The introduction is by Nicole Kornher-Stace.
• The publisher’s site has this description with blurbs from Helen Marshall and Scott Nicolay.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Elegant language and surrealistic ...Read More

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New Books, 15 March 2016

* Brown, Eric : Jani and the Great Pursuit
(Solaris 978-1781083789, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, March 2016, cover art Dominic Harman)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Feb 2016
• Jani #2

Steampunk adventure novel set in 1910, second in a series following Jani and the Greater Game (2014), about a young woman who possesses a device that will open the door to other worlds.
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New Books, 8 March 2016

* Abraham, Daniel : The Spider’s War
(Orbit 978-0316204057, $16, 528pp, trade paperback, March 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Mar 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316204040
• The Dagger and the Coin #5

Military fantasy novel, fifth and final volume of the series that began with The Dragon’s Path (2011), The King’s Blood (2012), The Tyrant’s Law (2013), and The Widow’s House (2014), about ...Read More

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New Books: 1 March 2016

* Baker, Mishell : Borderline
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481453066, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, March 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Mar 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481429795
• The Arcadia Project #1

Urban fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about a Hollywood filmmaker who joins a secret organization in contact with Fairyland.
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New Books, 23 February 2016

* Bright, Matthew, ed. : The Myriad Carnival
(Lethe 978-1590215739, $15, 220pp, trade paperback, February 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Wed 10 Feb 2016

Anthology of 16 “queer and weird” stories about circuses.
• Authors include Hal Duncan, Christopher Black, Sarah Caulfield, and Daniel Hale.
• Lethe’s site has this description with the table of contents and a link to a book trailer.

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