New Books : 18 April 2017

* Adams, John Joseph, ed. : Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-3502-4, $29.99, 368pp, hardcover, April 2017, cover illustration Chris Foss)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481435031

Anthology of 18 far-future SF stories, of which 12 appear to be original to this book.
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New Books : 11 April 2017

+ Anderson, Darran : Imaginary Cities: A Tour of Dream Cities, Nightmare Cities, and Everywhere in Between
(University of Chicago Press 978-0-226-47030-6, $22.5, 576pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 6 Apr 2017

Nonfiction study of cities, including those from SF and fantasy, inspired in part by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities.
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New Books : 4 April 2017

* Cherryh, C. J. : Convergence
(DAW 978-0756409111, $26, 336pp, hardcover, April 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698164277
• Foreigner #18

SF novel, 18th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), Intruder (2012), Protector (2013), Peacemaker (2014), Tracker (2015), and Visitor (2016).
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New Books : 28 March 2017

* Eves, Rosalyn : Blood Rose Rebellion
(Knopf 978-1-101-93599-6, $17.99, 408pp, hardcover, March 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101936016
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780735207110

Young adult fantasy novel, first in a trilogy and the author’s first novel, about a 16-year-old girl who lacks her family’s ability to perform magic.
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New Books : 21 March 2017

* Allan, Jay : Flames of Rebellion
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-256680-5, $16.99, 416pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Mar 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062566836
• Flames of Rebellion #1

Military SF novel, first in a series, about rebels on the planet Haven revolting against Federal America.
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New Books : 14 March 2017

* Fletcher, Charlie : The Remnant
(Orbit 978-0316279567, $16.99, 464pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Mar 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316279581
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478940364
UK edition: 978-0356502960 (Thu 16 Mar 2017)
• Oversight #3

Dark fantasy novel, third in a series following The Oversight (2014) and The Paradox (2015), about a group that guards ...Read More

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New Books : 7 March 2017

* Bailey, Robin Wayne, & Bryan Thomas Schmidt, eds. : Little Green Men – Attack!
(Baen 978-1-4767-8213-3, $16, 304pp, trade paperback, March 2017, cover art Dominic Harman)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-567-0

Anthology of 19 mostly original stories; one story, by Robert Silverberg, is a reprint.
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New Books : 28 February 2017

* Britain, Kristen : Firebrand
(DAW 978-0-7564-0880-0, $29, 816pp, hardcover, March 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698135079
• Green Rider #6

Fantasy novel, sixth in the series that began with The Green Rider (1998) and continued with First Rider’s Call (2003), The High King’s Tomb (2007), Blackveil (2011), and Mirror Sight (2014), about an elite group of messengers ...Read More

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New Books : 21 February 2017

* Dayton, Arwen Elys : Disruptor
(Random House 978-0-385-74411-9, $18.99, 368pp, hardcover, February 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780385378598
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780804167673
• Seeker #3

Young adult fantasy novel, final book in a trilogy following Seeker (2015) and Traveler (2016), about three teenagers from a Scottish estate who travel through space and time.
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New Books : 14 February 2017

* Beagle, Peter S. : In Calabria
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-248-7, $19.95, 176pp, hardcover, February 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017

Short fantasy novel about unicorns appearing to a lonely man in southern Italy.
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• Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Beagle’s kindly fable shows how a man who seems to have nothing can ...Read More

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New Books : 7 February 2017

* Ambrose, E. C. : Elisha Mancer
(DAW 978-0756409289, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698188532
• The Dark Apostle #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Elisha Barber (2013), Elisha Magus (2014), and Elisha Rex (2015), about witchcraft in 14th century England.
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New Books : 31 January 2017

+ Aaronovitch, Ben : The Hanging Tree
(DAW 978-0-7564-0967-8, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698151970
• Rivers of London #6

First US edition (UK: Orion/Gollancz, October 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Midnight Riot (UK title Rivers of London), Moon Over Soho (both 2011), Whispers Under Ground (2012), ...Read More

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New Books : 24 January 2017

* Baxter, Stephen : The Massacre of Mankind
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473205093, £18.99, 464pp, hardcover, January 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Jan 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473205123
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781409166269

SF novel, an authorized sequel to H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, set 14 years after the invasion in that book.
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New Books : 17 January 2017

* Clarke, Neil, ed. : Galactic Empires
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-884-2, $17.99, 621pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017

Anthology of 22 stories, first published from 2003 to 2014.
• Authors include Ian McDonald, Robert Silverberg, Yoon Ha Lee, Greg Egan, and Naomi Novik.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with the table of contents.
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New Books : 10 January 2017

* Arden, Katherine : The Bear and the Nightingale
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-1-101-88593-2, $27, 336pp, hardcover, January 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101885949
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780399567179
UK edition: Random House/Ebury/Del Rey UK 978-1785031045 (Thu 12 Jan 2017)


Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a Russian girl whose stepmother forbids her from ...Read More

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New Books : 3 January 2017

* Bara, Dave : Defiant
(DAW 978-0756409982, $25, 336pp, hardcover, January 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698161702
• The Lightship Chronicles #3

Military SF novel, third in a series following Impulse (2015) and Starbound (2016), about Peter Cochrane and his wife aboard the H.M.S. Starbound.
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New UK Books : October – December 2016

* Aaronovitch, Ben : The Hanging Tree
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575132559, £14.99, 400pp, hardcover, October 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 3 Nov 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575132580
• Rivers of London #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Midnight Riot (UK title Rivers of London), Moon Over Soho (both 2011), Whispers Under Ground (2012), Broken Homes (2013), and Foxglove Summer (2015), about ...Read More

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New Books : 27 December 2016

* Bickle, Laura : Nine of Stars
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-243766-2, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Dec 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062437655
• Wildlands #1

Historical fantasy novel, first in a new series, about the daughter of an alchemist in a small Wyoming town.
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New Books : 20 December 2016

* Bear, Greg : Take Back the Sky
(Orbit 978-0316223973, $26, 296pp, hardcover, December 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Dec 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316223966
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478940210
• War Dogs #3

Near-future SF novel, third in a trilogy following War Dogs (2014) and Killing Titan (2015), about an interstellar war whose alien protagonists have come to Earth and ...Read More

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New Books : 13 December 2016

* Canavan, Gerry : Octavia E. Butler
(University of Illinois 978-0-252-08216-0, $22, 224pp, trade paperback, December 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016

Nonfiction study of the works of Octavia E. Butler, the latest volume in the publisher’s “Modern Masters of Science Fiction” series.
• The publisher’s site has this description with blurbs from Michael Levy and others.
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New Books : 6 December 2016

* Arthur, Keri : Winter Halo
(Signet Select 978-0-451-47351-6, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, December 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Dec 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698185388
• Outcast #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following City of Light (Jan. 2016), about postapocalyptic holes torn between our world and the next that allow entry of the Others–demons, wraiths, and death spirits.
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New Books : 29 November 2016

* Beukes, Lauren : Slipping: Stories, Essays & Other Writing
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-240-1, $15.95, 288pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016

Collection of 21 stories, five nonfiction pieces, and a glossary.
• Tachyon’s site has this description.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “Beukes writes with passion and a hot immediacy, employing demotic prose that often attains a gritty poetry. ...Read More

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New Books: 22 November 2016

* Bova, Ben : Apes and Angels
(Tor 978-0-7653-7952-8, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, November 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Nov 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466868755
• Star Quest #2

Hard SF novel, second in a trilogy following Death Wave (2015), about a wave of radiation expanding from the galactic core.
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New Books : 15 November 2016

* Fleskes, John, ed. : Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
(Flesk Publications 978-1-933865-81-2, $45, 304pp, hardcover, November 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Nov 2016

Anthology of over 300 artworks from 2015.
• Contributors include Julie Bell, Brom, Frank Cho, Donato Giancola, James Gurney, and many others. The book includes winning works from this year’s Spectrum Awards.
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New Books : 8 November 2016

* Bassingthwaite, Don : Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish Stories
(ChiZine Publications 978-1-77148-376-6, $16.99, 260pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Nov 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771483735

Collection of eight stories about holiday battles with supernatural forces.
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New Books : 1 November 2016

* Adams, John Joseph, & Douglas Cohen, eds. : What the #@&% Is That?: The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and the Macabre
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-3499-7, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, November 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481435000

Anthology of 20 original horror stories.
• Authors include Laird Barron, John Langan, Adam-Troy Castro, Alan Dean Foster, and Tim ...Read More

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New Books : 25 October 2016

* Brom : Lost Gods
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-209568-8, $27.99, 496pp, hardcover, October 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Oct 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062095701
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062564894

Illustrated fantasy novel about a man who descends into Purgatory to save the souls of his wife and unborn child.
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New Books : 18 October 2016

Note: This abbreviated listing is being posted following Locus Online‘s vacation earlier this month. Full listings will resume October 25th.

* Anthony, Piers : Isis Orb
(Open Road 978-1504037372, $31.99, 300pp, hardcover, October 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Oct 2016
• Xanth #40

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* Dickinson, Robert : The Tourist
(Redhook 978-0-316-39942-5, $26, 368pp, hardcover, October 2016)
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New Books : 11 October 2016

Note: This abbreviated listing is being posted following Locus Online‘s vacation earlier this month. Full listings will resume October 25th.

* Abbott, Carl : Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them
(Wesleyan University Press 978-0819576712, $27.95, 264pp, hardcover, October 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Fri 7 Oct 2016

Nonfiction study of fictional cities in works by E.M. Forster, Isaac Asimov, Kim Stanley Robinson, ...Read More

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New Books : 4 October 2016

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* Abnett, Nik : Savant
(Solaris 978-1781084571, $9.99, 356pp, mass market paperback, October 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Oct 2016
UK edition: 978-1781084564 (Thu 6 Oct 2016)

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Notable New UK Books, August – September 2016

* Barclay, James : Heart of Granite
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473202436, £16.99, 416pp, trade paperback, August 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Aug 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473202450
• Blood and Fire #1

Military SF/fantasy novel, first in a series, about a future battle fought with alien creatures in place of mechanical weapons.
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New Books: 27 September 2016

* Bardugo, Leigh : Crooked Kingdom
(Macmillan/Holt 978-1627792134, $18.99, 560pp, hardcover, September 2016)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Sep 2016
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781627797917
• Six of Crows #2

Young adult fantasy novel, sequel to Six of Crows (2015), about a gang of daredevils fighting for their lives.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
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