New Books: 9 August 2022

Adlakha, Sarah: Midnight on the Marne

(Tor/Forge 978-1-250-77459-0, $26.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Alternate history/time loop fantasy novel. A soldier’s action changes the outcome of WWI, and he gets a chance to go back and set things right.

 

Chu, Wesley: The Art of Prophecy

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-23763-2, $28.99, 544pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

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New Books: 2 August 2022

Attebery, Brian: Fantasy: How it Works

(Oxford University Press 978-0-1928-5623-4, $27.95, 208pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, June 30, 2022)

Non-fiction, critical exploration of the genre, its popularity, and its relevance to contemporary experience as “the lie that speaks truth”. Authors covered include Ursula K. Le Guin, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor.

 

Blair, Melissa: A Broken Blade

(Barnes & Noble/Union Square & Co. 9781454947875, $17.99, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ...Read More

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New Books: 26 July 2022

Boorman, Kate A.: Into the Sublime

(Macmillan/Holt 978-1-250-19170-0, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 26, 2022)

Young-adult horror/mystery novel. Four teenage girls descend into a dangerous underground cave system in search of a lake of local legend, said to reveal your deepest fears.

 

Chen, Gina: Violet Made of Thorns

(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-0-593-42753-8, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 26, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel inspired by fairytales ...Read More

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New Books: 19 July 2022

Anderson, Kevin J., Longueira, Allyson, eds.: Gilded Glass

(WordFire Press 978-1680573435, $17.99, 338pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, July 19, 2022)

Anthology of 24 original short speculative stories on the theme of deception. Authors include Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry, Alan Dean Foster, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Michaelbrent Collings. Edited by Anderson and Longuiera along with their publishing graduate students at Western Colorado University.

 

Cassidy, Nat: Mary: An Awakening of ...Read More

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New Books: 12 July 2022

Beauman, Ned: Venomous Lumpsucker

(Soho Press 9781641294126, $27.95, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, July 12, 2022)

Near-future SF novel about two people trying to preserve the most intelligent fish on the planet, a small, ugly bottom-feeder.

 

Burgis, Stephanie: Touchstones

(Five Fathoms Press 979-8450717692, $14.99, 372pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 11, 2022)

Collection of 16 fantasy stories, two new. Stories include fairy-tale reframings, Victorian romance, and contemporary ghosts.

 

Burian, ...Read More

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New Books: 5 July 2022

Abbott, Alana Joli, Rios, Julia, eds.: Bridge to Elsewhere

(Outland Entertainment 978-1-954255333, $17.95, 367pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 5, 2022)

Original anthology of SF stories centered around a spaceship’s crew. Authors include John Chu, C.S.E. Cooney, SL Huang, and Justin C. Key.

 

Chambers, James, Gyzander, Carol, eds.: Even in the Grave

(eSpec/NeoParadoxa 978-1-956463-03-3, $17.95, 254pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 1, 2022)

Original anthology of ghost stories. Authors ...Read More

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New Books: 28 June 2022

Albert, Melissa: Our Crooked Hearts

(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1-250-82636-7, $18.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 28, 2022)

Young-adult contemporary fantasy novel of teens and witchcraft, past and present.

 

Bazawule, Blitz: The Scent of Burnt Flowers

(Penguin Random House/Ballantine 978-0-593-49623-7, $27.00, 256pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 28, 2022)

A Black couple flees 1960s America, seeking a fresh start in Ghana, only to find suspense, lust, magic, and danger.

 

Beaty, ...Read More

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New Books: 14 June 2022

Addison, Katherine: The Grief of Stones

(Tor 978-1-250-81389-3, $25.99, 256pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 14, 2022)

Steampunk fantasy novel, sequel to Witness for the Dead. Witness for the Dead Thara Celehar helps investigate the murder of a marquise, revealing many secrets in the process.

 

Alsberg, Sasha: Breaking Time

(Harlequin/Inkyard Press 978-1-335-28489-1, $19.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 14, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy time-slip romance novel. Klara finds ...Read More

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New Books: 7 June 2022

Alsaid, Adi: Before Takeoff

(Penguin Random House/Knopf 978-0593375761, $18.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel. Two teens meet and begin to fall for each other while stranded in the Atlanta airport, where flashing green lights turn out to be buttons that break the rules of the universe, causing weird disasters.

 

Datlow, Ellen, ed.: Screams From the Dark

(Tor Nightfire 978-1-250-79706-3, $28.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ...Read More

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New Books: 31 May 2022

Adelmann, Maria: How to Be Eaten

(Little, Brown 978-0316450843, $28.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Fantasy novel. Women in a present-day support group in New York City share their traumatic life stories, each of which is based on a different fairy tale.

 

Anthony, Piers: Six Crystal Princesses

(Open Road 978-1-5040-6690-7, $16.99, 292pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 31, 2022)

Fantasy novel, 46th in the Xanth ...Read More

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New Books: 24 May 2022

Bruno, Rhett C., Castle, Jaime: Cold as Hell

(Blackstone Publishing 9798200710676, $28.99, 419pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 24, 2022)

Western dark fantasy/horror novel, the first in the Black Badge series. Includes bonus prequel story. James Crowley died in a gunfight, and is now stuck in purgatory, doing penance by fighting evil in the service of the White Throne.

 

Chaon, Dan: Sleepwalk

(Macmillan/Holt 978-1-250-17521-2, $27.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ...Read More

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New Books: 17 May 2022

Abdullah, Chelsea: The Stardust Thief

(Orbit US 978-0-316-36876-6, $28.00, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 17, 2022)

Fantasy novel inspired by One Thousand and One Nights/Middle-Eastern folklore.

 

Afifi, Nadia: The Emergent

(Flame Tree Press US 978-1787586666, $14.95, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 17, 2022)

SF thriller/horror novel about clones and immortality, sequel to The Sentient.

 

Bustamante, Ashley: Vivid

(Third Day Books/Enclave Escape 9781621842309, $22.99, 304pp, ...Read More

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New Books: 10 May 2022

Chen, Mike: Star Wars: Brotherhood

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-35857-3, $28.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 10, 2022)

Star Wars tie-in novel, set just after the events of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

 

Finelli, Jen: Neodymium Betrayal

(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-284-1, $18.99, 406pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 4, 2022)

SF novel, second in The Neodymium Chronicles series. A young space veteran is already struggling with trauma ...Read More

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New Books: 3 May 2022

Banker, Ashok K.: The Blind King’s Wrath

(Harper Voyager US 978-0-358-45133-4, $17.99, 416pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 3, 2022)

Indian fantasy novel, third and final in the Burnt Empire series. Krushni and her father, the Demonlord Jarsun, battle for the Burning Throne and the fate of the Krushan dynasty.

 

Barnhill, Kelly: When Women Were Dragons

(Penguin Random House/Doubleday 978-0385548229, $28.00, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 3, ...Read More

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New Books: 26 April 2022

Arnold, Luke: One Foot in the Fade

(Orbit US 978-0-316-66877-4, $17.99, 464pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 26, 2022)

Supernatural mystery novel, third in the Fetch Phillips Archives series featuring a down-and-out human PI in a world where magic has run out. Fetch investigates an angel that fell from the sky, leaving a crater in the sidewalk.

 

Cornell, Paul: Rosebud

(Tordotcom 978-1-250-76539-0, $14.99, 110pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, ...Read More

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New Books: 19 April 2022

Bowman, Akemi Dawn: The Genesis Wars

(Simon & Schuster 978-1-5344-5654-9, $19.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 18, 2022)

Young-adult SF novel, second in the Infinity Courts series, taking place 10 months after the events of the previous book.

 

Cervantes, J.C.: Flirting with Fate

(Penguin Random House/Razorbill 978-0-593-40445-4, $18.99, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 19, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy romance novel. Ava’s recently deceased Nana is stuck as a ...Read More

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New Books: 12 April 2022

Aaronovitch, Ben: Amongst Our Weapons

(DAW 978-0-7564-1483-2, $27.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)

Urban fantasy/detective novel, the ninth in the Rivers of London series, about Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, who solves magical crimes in the city of London.

 

Chadburn, Melissa: A Tiny Upward Shove

(Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, Giroux 9780374603946, $27.00, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)

Fantasy novel. Marina Salles is murdered and ...Read More

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New Books: 5 April 2022

Aguirre, Ann: Boss Witch

(Sourcebooks Casablanca 978-1-72824-019-0, $15.99, 368pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 5, 2022)

Feminist fantasy romantic comedy novel, the second in the Fix-It Witches series. A perfectly logical witch and a dedicated witch hunter shouldn’t have feelings for each other, but can’t resist.

 

Anders, Charlie Jane: Dreams Bigger than Heartbreak

(Tor Teen 978-1-250-31739-1, $18.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 5, 2022)

Young-adult SF novel, ...Read More

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New Books: 29 March 2022

Bastianelli, Gregory: Shadow Flicker

(Flame Tree Press US 9781787586765, $26.95, 304pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, March 28, 2022)

Horror novel. An investigator travels to an island off the coast of Maine to document the negative effects of shadow flicker from wind turbines, but something much worse appears to be affecting the local animals and people.

 

Broaddus, Maurice: Sweep of Stars

(Tor 978-1-250-26493-0, $27.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, ...Read More

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New Books: 22 March 2022

Blackmoore, Stephen: Suicide Kings

(DAW 978-0-7564-1763-5, $17.47, 224pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 22, 2022)

Urban fantasy/noir novel, seventh in the series about LA necromancer Eric Carter. Carter helps a friend with a deadly ritual in Los Angeles, while struggling to adjust to being brought back from the grave.

 

Butner, Richard: The Adventurists

(Small Beer Press 978-1618731944, $17.00, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 22, 2022)

Collection of 16 ...Read More

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New Books: 15 March 2022

Bacon, Eugen: Mage of Fools

(Meerkat Press 978-1-946154-66-8, $15.95, 222pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, March 15, 2022)

Dystopian fantasy novel. Jasmin must contend with Mafinga’s tyrannical, book-hating king’s sorcerer to cleanse the socialist state of deadly pollution.

 

Banwo, Ayanna Lloyd: When We Were Birds

(Penguin Random House/Doubleday 978-0-385-54726-0, $27.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 15, 2022)

Literary fantasy novel set in Trinidad. A woman with the power ...Read More

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New Books: 8 March 2022

Akers, W.M.: Westside Lights

(Harper Voyager US 978-0-06-304395-4, $27.99, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 8, 2022)

Historical fantasy novel, third in the Gilda Carr series set in a NYC split between the upscale Eastside and the dangerous Westside hostile to modern technology. Gilda wakes to find eight people massacred on her boat, with Gilda the prime suspect.

 

Barnhill, Kelly: The Ogress and the Orphans

(Workman/Algonquin Young Readers 978-1-64375-074-3, ...Read More

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New Books: 1 March 2022

Akers, Tim: Valhellions

(Baen 978-1-9821-2595-0, $16.00, 288pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 1, 2022)

Urban fantasy novel, book two in the Knight Watch series. John Rast signed up for the Knight Watch expecting heroic missions but instead he’s stuck patrolling game conventions for dangerous anachronisms, until a necromancer shows up with a weapon created by Nazi occultists.

 

Blake, Olivie: The Atlas Six

(Tor 978-1-250-85451-3, $25.99, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, ...Read More

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New Books: 15 February 2022

Abraham, Daniel: Age of Ash

(Orbit US 978-0-316-42184-3, $28.00, 448pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, February 15, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the first book in the Kithamar trilogy, each volume covering the same year in the great city of Kithamar from a different point of view. Alys, a petty thief from the slums, seeks to find why her brother was murdered, and uncovers dangerous truths.

 

Ashton, Edward: Mickey7

(St. Martin’s 978-1-250-27503-5, ...Read More

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New Books: 8 February 2022

Asher, April: Not the Witch You Wed

(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1-250-80799-1, $16.99, 352pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, February 8, 2022)

Humorous paranormal romance novel, the first in the Supernaturals Singles series. A magicless witch and a wolf shifter, ordered to find mates, fake a relationship only to find old secrets — and feelings — complicate things.

 

Barnes, S.A.: Dead Silence

(Tor Nightfire 978-1-250-81999-4, $26.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, ...Read More

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New Books: 1 February 2022

Dawson, Delilah S.: The Violence

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-15662-9, $28.00, 512pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, February 1, 2022)

Apocalyptic novel about a pandemic that causes a mysterious outbreak of primal violence.

 

Donnelly, Lara Elena: Base Notes

(Amazon/Thomas & Mercer 978-1542030700, $15.95, 411pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, February 1, 2022)

Thriller/horror novel with SF elements. A client blackmails perfumer Vic Fowler into creating a perfume that will give ...Read More

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New Books: 25 January 2022

Bass, Elizabeth: A Letter to Three Witches

(Kensington 978-1496734327, $15.95, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)

Paranormal romantic comedy. Romance problems make three witches lose control over the magic their family is forbidden to use.

 

Braffet, Kelly: The Broken Tower

(Harlequin/Mira 978-0-7783-3179-7, $27.99, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)

Fantasy novel, second and final in the Barrier Lands series begun in The Unwilling. ...Read More

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New Books: 18 January 2022

Atwood, Rachel: Outcasts of the Wildwood

(DAW 978-0-7564-1757-4, $17.00, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, January 18, 2022)

Historical fantasy novel, book two in the Walk the Wild With Me series. Robin Goodfellow is cursed. Half of each day he must spend as a hideous gnome with a bit of magic and near immortality. The other half of the day he can live as Robin Hood, archer of legend.

 

Bartlett, ...Read More

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New Books: 11 January 2022

Anderson, Kevin J.: Gods and Dragons

(Tor 978-1-250-30220-5, $29.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 11, 2022)

Epic fantasy novel, the third in the Wake the Dragon series. Nations which have been at war for a thousand years must set aside generations of hatred to form an alliance against a new, more deadly, enemy.

 

Bedford, Jacey: The Amber Crown

(DAW 978-0-7564-1770-3, $20, 480pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, January 11, ...Read More

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New Books: 4 January 2022

Blake, Kendare: In Every Generation

(Disney/Hyperion ‎978-1368075022, $15.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 4, 2022)

Tie-in novel, the start of a next-generation series set in the world of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

 

Brandt, Gerald: Threader War

(DAW 978-0-7564-1642-3, $11.99, 384pp, formats: ebook, audio, January 4, 2022)

SF novel, second in the Quantum Empirica series, set in an alternate earth where quantum Threads can alter reality.

 

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7 December 2021: New Books

Adams, Gillian Bronte: Of Fire and Ash

(Enclave Escape 978-1621842033, $24.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, December 7, 2021)

Young-adult fantasy novel, first in the Fireborn Epic series. An exiled princess longs to ride one of the magical steeds warriors use.

 

Bellecourt, Brendan P.: Absynthe

(DAW 978-0-7564-1678-2, $18, 414pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, December 7, 2021)

Standalone decopunk SF novel set in an alternate Roaring Twenties Chicago where ...Read More

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New Books: 30 November 2021

Asphyxia: The Words in My Hands

(Annick Press 978-1-77321-529-7, $19.95, 388pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 30, 2021)

Young-adult near-future SF novel about “what it’s like to be Deaf” in a world of shortages, environmental collapse, and corruption.

 

Beharrie, Therese: And They Lived Happily Ever After

(Kensington/Zebra 978-1-4201-5338-5, $15.95, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, November 30, 2021)

Humorous paranormal romance novel. A romance author starts sharing dreams with her best ...Read More

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