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
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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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Weekly Bestsellers, 11 September 2017

Two media tie-in novels debut this week: Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer (Random House), on two children’s lists, ranking as high as #3; and Delilah S. Dawson’s Star Wars: Phasma (Del Rey), ranking #10 on two lists.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.17 WP
09.03 LAT
09.10 USAT
09.03 PW
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Periodicals, early September 2017

Apex Magazine

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

September 2017
Issue 100, cover art by Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor
• This 100th issue has fiction by Andrea Tang, Kameron Hurley, Carrie Laben, Kristi DeMeester, and Lucy A. Snyder.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Kameron Hurley and artist Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor, an essay on ...Read More

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Locus Bestsellers, September 2017

HARDCOVERS Months
on list Last
month

1) Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 1 – 2) The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (HarperCollins/Morrow) 1 – 3) Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 2 4) Walkaway, Cory Doctorow (Tor) 3 1 5) The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor) 4 4 6) The Black Elfstone ...Read More Read more

New Books : 5 September 2017

(Note: Macmillan‘s site is down this morning, so several titles due today from Macmillan imprints, including Tor, will be posted later.)

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* Asaro, Catherine : The Bronze Skies
(Baen 978-1-4814-8258-5, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, September 2017, cover art Alan Pollack)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-609-7
• Skolian Saga #16

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Weekly Bestsellers, 4 September 2017

The trade paperback edition of Stephen King’s It (Scribner) has been ranking on lists for several weeks, in anticipation of the film version opening next week.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.10 WP
09.03 LAT
09.03 USAT
08.27 PW
08.28 Amz
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New & Notable Books, September 2017




Michael Bishop, Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories
(Fairwood Press/Kudzu Planet Productions Jun 2017)

One of our most lyrical and literary authors has collected his stories set in Georgia, or about Georgians, with work reminiscent of Flannery O’Connor. This has an author’s note; an introduction by professor Hugh Ruppersburg, ‘‘Beyond Regionalism’’; and 15 stories, including Nebula Award finalist ‘‘Rattlesnakes and Men’’ and two originals.





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Periodicals, late August 2017

Aphelion

• Webzine of SF and fantasy; nonpaying; since 2001
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
• http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/

August 2017
Issue 220
• This issue has fiction by Rod Clark, Lou Antonelli, Ray Prew, Charlie Fish, Gregory Cioffi, and others.
• There’s also flash fiction, poetry, and an editorial, plus links to more of the best stories and poetry from the ‘zine’s first 20 years.

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Classics in Reprint: August 2017

* Bova, Ben : The Best of Bova, Volume III
(Baen 978-1-4814-8259-2, $16, 512pp, trade paperback, August 2017, cover art Adam Burn)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-603-5

Collection of 32 stories, the third volume of three, from across Bova’s career.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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New Books : 29 August 2017

* Bennett, James : Raising Fire
(Orbit 978-0-316-39073-6, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316390729
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478971498
• Ben Garston #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Chasing Embers (2016), about an ordinary man who is really a figure out of myth and legends.
• Hachette’s site has ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 28 August 2017

N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky (Orbit), third in a trilogy following Hugo winners The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate, ranks prominently on two lists, #4 on the Washington Post paperback fiction list, #27 on the combined USA Today list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.03 WP
08.27 LAT
08.27 USAT
08.20 PW
08.28 Amz
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Print Periodicals, August 2017

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Since 2017 Bi-monthly
• http://www.analogsf.com/

September/October 2017
Vol. 137 No. 9&10, $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Eldar Zakirov
• This issue has a novella by Bud Sparhawk, novelettes by Edward M. Lerner, Tracy Canfield, Rich Larson, Craig DeLancey, and Norman Spinrad, and ...Read More

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New Books : 22 August 2017

+ Baxter, Stephen : The Massacre of Mankind
(Crown 978-1-5247-6012-0, $27, 496pp, hardcover, August 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781524760144
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525496458

First US edition (UK: Orion/Gollancz, January 2017)

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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Weekly Bestsellers, 21 August 2017

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale inches back up on all five print lists compiled here.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.27 WP
08.20 LAT
08.20 USAT
08.13 PW
08.21 Amz
(08.21) UK:
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New in Paperback: August 2017

Anderson, Kevin J. : Eternity’s Mind
(Tor 978-0765369369, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
• Saga of Shadows #3

(First edition: Tor, September 2016)

SF novel, third in a trilogy following the Hugo-nominated The Dark Between the Stars (2014), and Blood of the Cosmos (2015).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New Books : 15 August 2017

* Brennan, Sara Rees : In Other Lands
(Big Mouth House 978-1-6187-312-03, $19.95, 437pp, hardcover, August 2017, cover illustration Carolyn Nowak)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618731357

Young adult fantasy novel about a nerdy English schoolboy who discovers a magical world called the Borderlands.
• Small Beer Press’ site has this description with an excerpt and quotes from reviews. ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 14 August 2017

A new Dark-Hunter novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dragonsworn (St. Martin’s), debuts on two lists, ranking #12 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.20 WP
08.06 LAT
08.13 USAT
08.06 PW
08.07 Amz
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New Books : 8 August 2017

* Avdic, Asa : The Dying Game
(Penguin 978-0-14-313179-3, $16, 288pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781524705640
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525493150

Alternate history SF novel, the author’s first novel, set in a 2037 in which the Soviet Union never fell, about a bureaucrat who is assigned to stage her own death in ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 7 August 2017

A new Star Wars spinoff by Christie Golden, Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Del Rey), debuts on four lists, ranking as high as #9 on the Washington Post list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.13 WP
08.06 LAT
08.06 USAT
07.30 PW
08.07 Amz
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Periodicals, early August 2017

Apex Magazine

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

August 2017
Issue 99, cover art by Dana Tiger
• This issue, with guest-editor Amy H. Sturgis, has stories by Allison Mills, Rebecca Roanhorse, Pamela Rentz, and Mari Kurisato.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Allison Mills and Dana Tiger, essays by Daniel Heath Justice ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, August 2017




Callie Bates, The Waking Land
(Del Rey Jul 2017)

This fantasy first novel by a promising new talent begins a new trilogy, following teenage Lady Elanna, who flees her home after being accused of murdering the king, dis­covers her own wild nature magic, and joins a rebellion.





Curtis C. Chen, Kangaroo Too
(St. Martin’s/Dunne Jun 2017)

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New Books : 2 August 2017

* Correia, Larry : Monster Hunter Siege
(Baen 978-1-4814-8255-4, $25, 384pp, hardcover, August 2017, cover art Alan Pollack)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-601-1
• Monster Hunter #6

Humorous fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Monster Hunter International (2007), Monster Hunter Vendetta (2010), Monster Hunter Alpha (2011), Monster Hunter Legion (2012), and Monster Hunter Nemesis (2014), about a ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 31 July 2017

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale remains, after three full months, the leading SF title on both print and online bestseller lists, ranking in the top 10 on five lists this week.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.06 WP
07.09 LAT
07.30 USAT
07.23 PW
07.31 Amz
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Periodicals, late July 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/

July 2017
Issue #229-230, cover art by Jeff Brown
• Issue 230, posted July 20th, has stories by Rose Lemberg and Charles Payseur, with an archive story by Garth Upshaw.
• Issue 299, posted July 6th, has stories by Rose Lemberg and ...Read More

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New UK Books : June – July 2017

* Baxter, Stephen : Xeelee: Vengeance
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473217171, £20, 352pp, hardcover, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473217201
• Xeelee #-

Far future SF novel, latest in Baxter’s long-running Xeelee series that began with Raft in 1991 and most recently included the collection Xeelee: Endurance in 2015.
• Orion’s site has this description.
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New in Paperback: July 2017

Arden, Katherine : The Bear and the Nightingale
(Del Rey 978-1101885956, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, January 2017)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a Russian girl whose stepmother forbids her from honoring her childhood spirits.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review: ...Read More

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New Books : 25 July 2017

* Aguirre, Ann : Vanguard
(Feiwel & Friends 978-1250089823, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250089830
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427285560
• Razorland #4

Young adult dystopian SF novel, fourth book in a series following the trilogy Enclave (2011), Outpost (2012), and Horde (2013),
about a girl raised as a Hunter in an ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 24 July 2017

The 2012 trade paperback edition of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (Broadway) is selling well on all three Amazon sites compiled here, ranking #1 on Amazon.com this morning.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.30 WP
07.09 LAT
07.23 USAT
07.16 PW
07.24 Amz
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Classics in Reprint: May – July 2017

Lee, Tanith : Night’s Sorceries
(DAW 978-0756411015, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698404496
• Flat Earth #-

(First edition: DAW, April 1987)

Fantasy novel, fifth and final book in the “Flat Earth” series of interconnected stories following Night’s Master (1978), Death’s Master (1979), Delusion’s Master (1981), and Delirium’s Mistress (1986).
• Penguin ...Read More

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New Books : 18 July 2017

* Casper, Susan : Up the Rainbow: The Complete Short Fiction of Susan Casper
(Fantastic Books 978-1-5154-1027-0, $34.99, 452pp, hardcover, July 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017

Collection of 24 stories first published from 1983 to 2003, with one story previously unpublished, by the author who died this past February. Michael Swanwick provides an introduction, Andy Duncan an afterword.
• The publisher’s site has this description with ...Read More

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