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.


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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

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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
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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
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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’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

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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

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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

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New & Notable Books, October 2018

Robert Jackson Bennett, Foundryside (Crown 8/18) Bennett’s new fantasy series, The Founders, focuses on the powerful city of Tevanne, controlled by four merchant houses using a imperfectly understood magic system. Sancia, a young thief with strange powers, steals a talking key that can open any door, and mayhem (sometime spectacular) ensues, revealing more of the fascinatingly complex magic system along the way.


Michael Bishop, The Sacerdotal Owl and Three ...Read More

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New Books : 23 October 2018

What character will you choose from this week’s new books? A Green Rider, a mage-in-training, a geomancer, a holy soldier, a teenaged assassin, an amateur magician, a boarding house full of outlaw scientists, or a storyteller accused of witchcraft?

Alec Nevala-Lee’s nonfiction Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel Red Moon, and ...Read More

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New in Paperback : October 2018

Young protagonists rule this list of new October paperbacks, with books by Nnedi Okorafor, Garth Nix & Sean Williams, Sarah J. Maas, Susan Dennard, Rae Carson, and Orson Scott Card

Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Warrior, Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City, James S.A. Corey’s Persepolis Rising, and titles by Pierce Brown, Orson Scott Card, Rae Carson, Susan Dennard, Mercedes Lackey, Sarah J. Maas, L.E. Modesitt Jr., Garth Nix & ...Read More

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New Books : 16 October 2018

These 10 new books are a fantastic mix of horror, space stories, and magic. Find Cthulhu, space pirates, and Elemental Master Sherlock Holmes all on this week’s list!

Gardner Dozois’ anthology The Book of Magic, Steven Erikson’s Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart, John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire, and titles by Lila Bowen, Paula Guran, S.T. Joshi, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Mercedes Lackey, Tim Major, and R.E. Stearns. ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 15 October 2018


Several titles debut this week, beginning with Anne Rice’s Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (Knopf), ranking #5 on two lists, and David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor (Baen), ranking on three lists as high as #7.

Other debuts, as shown in the table below, are by David Levithan, Ransom Riggs, Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, Laini Taylor, and Martha Wells. ...Read More

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New Books : 9 October 2018

10 new October books, including follow-ups to: Power Play (Ben Bova), Rift Uprising (Amy Foster), Gilded Cage (Vic James), Miss Peregrine’s Home (Ransom Riggs), and The Tiger’s Daughter (K. Arsenault Rivera)

Ursula K. Le Guin’s last book of poems, So Far So Good: Poems 2014–2018, and other titles by Dale Bailey, Ben Bova, Amy S. Foster, Vic James, Gary Kemble, Marie O’Regan, Ransom Riggs, K. Arsenault Rivera, and K.B. ...Read More

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New Books : 2 October 2018

N.K. Jemisin & John Joseph Adams’ The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018, Ellen Datlow’s The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction, Derek Künsken’s debut novel The Quantum Magician, and Rich Larson’s debut collection Tomorrow Factory.

Titles by Charlie Jane Anders, Terry Brooks, Catherine Cerveny, Julie E. Czerneda, N.S. Dolkart, Brendan DuBois, Dave Duncan, Jennifer Estep, ...Read More

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New Books : 25 September 2018

Fulfill your sense of fantastical and SFnal mystery with new September books: Small Spaces, The Agony House, Sisters of the Winter Wood, The Astronaut’s Son, and Foe!

Shaun Tan’s Tales from the Inner City, Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman’s Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic, Sheldon Teitelbaum & Emmanuel Lottem’s Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, and titles by Katherine Arden, Grace Draven, ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 24 September 2018


A new thriller by Dean Koontz, The Forbidden Door (Bantam), debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #5 on two of them.

Note that an error today on the Publishers Weekly website replaces the Children’s Frontlist Fiction list with a repeat of the Children’s Picture Books list; thus none of the YA titles that ranked on the PW list last week show up this week. ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, September 2018

B. Catling, The Cloven (Vintage 7/18) The final volume in the dark historical fantasy Vorrh trilogy (after The Vorrh and The Erstwhile) brings this ambitious and unpredictable series to a moving conclusion. Afrikaner socialite Cyrena Lohr mourns the death of her cyclops lover Ishmael and has a dalliance with naturalist Eugène Marais, who gives her a gift that allows her visions of another world… while Nicholas the Erstwhile senses ...Read More

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New Books : 18 September 2018

13 Unearthly New Books: Demons, Vampires, Witches, Frankenstein, and Portals to Hell. This September is all about the supernatural.


The US edition of Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling, plus titles by Myke Cole, Claire G. Coleman, Sebastien de Castell, Deborah Harkness, Tanya Huff, George Mann, Mark Morris, Catherine Reef, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Tieryas, Harry Turtledove, and Edward Willett. ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 17 September 2018

Several titles debut on lists this week, most prominently a new Forgotten Realms novel by R.A. Salvatore, Timeless (Harper Voyager), ranking as high as #11 on the Publishers Weekly list.

Also: Flight or Fright, an anthology edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent and published by Cemetery Dance — the second title from that publishers ever compiled on these pages, after Gwendy’s Button Box by King and Richard Chizmar, ...Read More

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