New & Notable Books, December 2018

Dale Bailey, In the Night Wood (John Joseph Adams 10/18) This tale of literary horror concerns Erin, the descendant of a famous children’s book author, who inherits the family estate. In mourning with her husband over the loss of their daughter, things get worse when they begin to see a grim figure from her ancestor’s book. “The prose is genuinely good, the setting is genuinely creepy, and the hints of ...Read More “New & Notable Books, December 2018”

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Locus Bestsellers, December 2018

The Locus Bestsellers for December include top titles The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien, Dune by Frank Herbert, Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames, and Timeless by R.A. Salvatore.
HARDCOVERS Months
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month 1) The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 2 5 2) Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) 3 1 3) Ball Lightning, Cixin Liu (Tor) 2 8 4) ...Read More “Locus Bestsellers, December 2018”
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Weekly Bestsellers, 17 December 2018

Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness (McElderry) debuts strongly on two lists.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.16 LAT
12.16 USAT
12.09 PW
12.17 Amz
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(12.17) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 10×3 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone 03.12.18 / 41 6 = x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. Clare, ...Read More “Weekly Bestsellers, 17 December 2018” Read more

Classic Reprints, Sept. – Nov. 2018

Vintage stories about Mars and the Moon, Peter S. Beagle’s THE LAST UNICORN, and two books by Ursula K. Le Guin are all on the latest list of Classic Reprints

Classic works in new editions include a Library of America anthology of SF by women edited by Lisa Yaszek, other anthologies by Mike Ashley and by Hank Davis & Christopher Ruocchio, and titles by Poul Anderson, Peter S. Beagle, David ...Read More “Classic Reprints, Sept. – Nov. 2018”

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Weekly Bestsellers, 10 December 2018

George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones ranks on all lists this week.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.16 LAT
12.09 USAT
12.02 PW
12.10 Amz
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(12.10) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 10×3 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone 03.12.18 / 40 6 +2 ...Read More “Weekly Bestsellers, 10 December 2018” Read more

New Books : 4 December 2018

Collections from N.K. Jemisin, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Scott Edelman, and Julie E. Czerneda on this week’s list of new books!

N.K. Jemisin’s first collection How Long ’til Black Future Month?, Caitlín R. Kiernan’s 15th collection The Dinosaur Tourist, Scott Edelman’s 6th collection Tell Me Like You Done Before and Other Stories Written on the Shoulders of Giants, and titles by R.S. Belcher, Cassandra Clare, Michael Cobley, Julie ...Read More “New Books : 4 December 2018”

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Forthcoming Books Through September 2019

The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the December 2018 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through September 2019. 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, 2018.

 

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New Books : 27 November 2018

Military and thriller sci-fi rules this week’s list of new books with Bright Light by Ian Douglas, Abandoned by W. Michael Gear, A Pillar of Fire by Night by Tom Kratman, and The Razor by J. Barton Mitchell

Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Hazards of Time Travel and titles by Jacey Bedford, Genevieve Cogman, Ian Douglas, W. Michael Gear, Tom Kratman, Mercedes Lackey, and J. Barton Mitchell ...Read More “New Books : 27 November 2018”

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Weekly Bestsellers, 26 November 2018

 

Two new sets of Harry Potter books debut on lists this week, both from US publisher Arthur A. Levine.

First, in paperback, Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of the series first book in the US. And second, Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection, a boxed set of the first three illustrated volumes of the series, in ...Read More “Weekly Bestsellers, 26 November 2018”

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New & Notable Books, November 2018

Peter F. Hamilton, Salvation (Del Rey 9/18) Space opera, intrigue, and complex worldbuilding fill this first novel in the Salvation Sequence, a trilogy following three timelines ranging from less than 200 years ahead to the far future, this time focusing on investigators studying a crashed alien spaceship with a sinister cargo discovered in 2204 at the edge of human space.

 

Joanne M. Harris, The Testament of Loki (Saga Press ...Read More “New & Notable Books, November 2018”

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New Books : 20 November 2018

Police who can speak to the dead, bomb squads that defuse magical weapons. Or, if you prefer, we’ve got dragons from George R.R. Martin and a Pride-and-Prejudice-meets-wyverns. This week’s list of 6 new books:

George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History), Neil Gaiman’s Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World, and titles by Ben Aaronovitch, Mirah Bolender, ...Read More “New Books : 20 November 2018”

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Locus Bestsellers, November 2018

The Locus Bestsellers for November includes top titles Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, Planetside by Michael Mammay, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, and Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
HARDCOVERS Months
on list Last
month 1) Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) 2 1 2) Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace) 3 2 3) Serpentine, Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 1 – 4) Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells ...Read More “Locus Bestsellers, November 2018”
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New Books : 13 November 2018

Welcome, visitors to Earth! Tour our celestial arks; enigmatic schools of magic; a dangerous forest called The Circle; the Empire of Sand; and wherever it is that Jeff VanderMeer takes you, all in these 12 new books

Amazon.com’s Favorite SF/F book of 2018, Christelle Dabos’ A Winter’s Promise; the final “Novel of the Change” by S.M. Stirling, The Sky-Blue Wolves; a nonfiction study of the works of Jeff ...Read More “New Books : 13 November 2018”

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New Books : 6 November 2018

This long list of new books lets us discover the monsters within, with surgically reformed murderers, screaming angels, vampire mothers, a voidwitch, fractured fairy tales, garden of eldritch delights, airborne zombie plague, and Someone Like Me

Dave Hutchinson’s Europe at Dawn, Glen Hirshberg’s Nothing to Devour, Andy Duncan’s collection An Agent of Utopia, and titles by Tamara Berry, Amanda Bridgeman, M.R. Carey, James Alan Gardner, Christopher Golden, ...Read More “New Books : 6 November 2018”

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Weekly Bestsellers, 5 November 2018

 

Sarah J. Maas’ Kingdom of Ash (Bloomsbury) debuts strongly on two lists, ranking #1 on the Publishers Weekly children’s list, and #2 on the combined USA Today list.

And George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (Bantam), due November 20, is selling on all three Amazon sites this morning. ...Read More “Weekly Bestsellers, 5 November 2018”

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New Books : 30 October 2018

Explore the end of the world in this list of 12 new books: an uncharted sea, a border wall. Impending cataclysms, post-apocalypses, and humanity’s war with aliens.

Stephen King’s Elevation, Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition illustrated by Charles Vess, Lavie Tidhar’s Unholy Land, and titles by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Shaun Barger, Seth Dickinson, Victor Godinez, Jonathan Maberry, Garth Nix & Sean ...Read More “New Books : 30 October 2018”

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