Periodicals, mid-June 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/

June 2017
Issue 97, cover art by Irina Kovalova
• This issue has stories by Aimee Ogden, Pip Coen, K.A. Teryna, and Tobias S. Buckell, with a novel excerpt by Mary Turzillo and a vault story by Maureen F. McHugh.
• Nonfiction includes interviews ...Read More

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New Books : 13 June 2017

* Anderson, Taylor : Devil’s Due
(Ace 978-0451470652, $27, 496pp, hardcover, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698162983
• Destroyermen #12

Alternate history SF novel, twelfth in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea (2012), Storm Surge (2013), Deadly Shores (2014), Straits ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 12 June 2017

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) debuts on several lists this week, ranking as high as #6 on the fiction hardcover list at New York Times.

 

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06.18 WP
05.28 LAT
06.04 USAT
06.04 PW
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New Books : 6 June 2017

* Afsharirad, David, ed. : The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 3
(Baen 978-1-4814-8268-4, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, June 2017, cover art Bobrowski)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-582-3

Anthology of 15 stories first published in 2016, third in a series following The Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera (2015) and The Year’s Best Military & ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 5 June 2017

Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows (McElderry), second book in the author’s “Dark Artifices” series, debuts at #1 on three lists, most notably the combined USA Today list.

Also, Michael Crichton’s posthumous Dragon’s Teeth (Harper) debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #2 on the fiction hardcover lists at New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

 

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Periodicals, early June 2017

Clarkesworld

• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil Clarke
• Format: Online; Ebook
• Frequency: Monthly
• http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/

June 2017
Issue 129, cover art by Matt Dixon
• This issue has fiction by Andy Dudak, Julia K. Patt, Nina Allan, Sam J. Miller, A Que, Jay Lake, and Aliette de Bodard.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Gregory Benford and articles by S.E. Jones ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, June 2017




John Joseph Adams, ed., Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press Apr 2017)

This original anthology includes 18 stories (five reprints) of adventure tales from far-flung galaxies, with work by Charlie Jane Anders, Tobias S. Buckell, Becky Cham­bers, Alan Dean Foster, Kameron Hurley, Linda Nagata, and more, with an introduction by the editor. ‘‘Fitting the scope of space opera into short stories can be hard, ...Read More

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Periodicals, late May 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/

May 2017
Issue 225-226, cover art by Ashley Dotson
• Issue 226, posted May 25th, has stories by Richard Parks and Ryan Row, with an archive story by Saladin Ahmed.
• Issue 225, posted May 11th, has stories by Caroline M. Yoachim ...Read More

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New Books : 30 May 2017

* Andrews, Ilona : White Hot
(HarperCollins/Avon 978-0062674791, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 May 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062289261
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062423610
• Hidden Legacy #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Burn For Me (2014), about a detective in a magical society.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 29 May 2017

Stephen King & Richard Chizmar’s novella Gwendy’s Button Box (Cemetery Dance) debuts on four print lists, ranking as high as #5 on the combined USA Today list.

 

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05.28 LAT
05.28 USAT
05.21 PW
05.29 Amz
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New Books : 23 May 2017

* Baldwin, Kathleen : Refuge for Masterminds
(Tor Teen 978-0765376046, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 May 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B01M5IHSU9
• Stranje House #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following A School for Unusual Girls (2015) and Exile for Dreamers (2016), about a school for girls in Regency England.
• Macmillan’s site has this description ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 22 May 2017

 

Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Fate (Del Rey), third in her Fitz and the Fool trilogy, debuts on three lists, ranking #15 or #16 at New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly.

Also debuting, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadmen Walking (Tor), on two lists.

Amazon.com debuts Amazon Charts, weekly lists of most sold and most read — the latter ranked by daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners — fiction and nonfiction books. ...Read More

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Periodicals, mid-May 2017

Aphelion

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

May 2017
Issue 217
• This issue has fiction by Richie Billing, A.M.J. Lawrence, Rebecca Mix, Walter G. Esselman, Daniel C. Smith, 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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New Books : 16 May 2017

* Campbell, Jack : Vanguard
(Ace 978-1-101-98834-3, $27, 336pp, hardcover, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101988350
• The Genesis Fleet #1

Military SF novel, first in a new series related to his “Lost Fleet” series, about the founding of the Alliance.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• Publishers Weekly gives it ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 15 May 2017

Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Wings and Ruin (Bloomsbury), third in the YA fantasy series that began with A Court of Thorns and Roses, debuts prominently on two lists: #2 on the Publishers Weekly Children’s Frontlist Fiction list, and #3 on the combined USA Today list.

 

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05.14 LAT
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05.07 PW
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New in Paperback, May 2017

Andrews, Ilona : Magic Binds
(Ace 978-0425270707, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
• Kate Daniels #9

(First edition: Ace, September 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, ninth in the “Kate Daniels” series following Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds (2010), Magic Slays (2011), Magic Rises (2012), Magic Breaks (2014), and Magic Shifts (2015), about a female mercenary ...Read More

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New Books : 9 May 2017

* Benford, Gregory : The Berlin Project
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-8764-1, $26.99, 480pp, hardcover, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481487665

Alternate history SF novel in which the atom bomb is ready by 1944, in time to stop Hitler.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 8 May 2017

Paperback editions of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale hit #1 on two lists this week, and rank in the top ten on all five print lists compiled here.

 

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05.07 LAT
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Periodicals, early May 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/

May 2017
Issue 96, cover art by Marcela Bolívar
• This issue has stories by Evan Dicken, E. Catherine Tobler, Karen Lord, and John Chu.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Evan Dicken, Marcela Bolívar, Stephen Korshak, and Robert J. Sawyer, and essay on writing ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, May 2017




Kelley Armstrong, Lost Souls
(Subterranean Press Mar 2017)

Armstrong returns to the world of her popular Cainsville series for this novella of lawyer Gabriel Walsh, investigating a report of what sounds like a typical tale of a “disappearing hitchhiker,” hoping to dig up enough to intrigue and smooth things over with his investigator Olivia Taylor-Jones – only the story isn’t exactly the old urban legend he expected. A spirited tale ...Read More

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New Books : 2 May 2017

+ Bennett, Robert Jackson : City of Miracles
(Penguin Random House/Broadway 978-0-553-41973-3, $16, 464pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553419740
• The Divine Cities #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following City of Stairs (2014) and City of Blades (2016), about a city whose gods are dead.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 1 May 2017

Paperback editions of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale rise in the rankings this week, to #2 at Washington Post and #4 at New York Times.

 

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05.07 WP
04.30 LAT
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Online Periodicals, late April 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/

April 2017
Issue 223-224, cover art by Ward Lindhout
• Issue 224, posted April 27, has stories by Tony Pi and Kate Dollarhyde, plus an archive story by Richard Parks.
• Issue 223, posted April 13, has stories by Carrie Vaughn and ...Read More

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Print Periodicals, late April 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: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
• http://www.analogsf.com/

May/June 2017
Vol. 137 No. 5&6, $7.99, 208pp
• This issue has a novella by Howard V. Hendrix, novelettes by Julie Novakova, Stanley Schmidt, and Jay Werkheiser, and short stories by Bond Elam, Dave Creek, Eric Choi, ...Read More

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Classics in Reprint, April 2017

* Dickson, Gordon R. : The Best of Gordon R. Dickson, Volume 1
(Baen 978-1-4767-8217-1, $16, trade paperback, April 2017, cover art Adam Burn)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-573-1

Collection of 14 stories, first published from 1954 to 1964 with one story, “Love Song”, originally written for Harlan Ellison’s The Last Dangerous Visions, never before published.
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New Books : 25 April 2017

* Brennan, Marie : Within the Sanctuary of Wings
(Tor 978-0-7653-7765-4, $27.99, 352pp, hardcover, April 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466856998
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427292322
• The Lady Trent Memoirs #5

Fantasy novel, fifth and final book in a series after A Natural History of Dragons (2013), The Tropic of Serpents (2014), Voyage of the ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 24 April 2017

A new Star Wars novel by Timothy Zahn, Thrawn (Del Rey) debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #2 at New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.30 WP
04.16 LAT
04.23 USAT
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New in Paperback : March – April 2017

Anders, Charlie Jane : All the Birds in the Sky
(Tor 978-0765379955, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017

(First edition: Tor, January 2016)

SF/fantasy novel, the author’s first genre novel, about two childhood friends, one with magical powers and the other the inventor of a time machine.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe’s review from ...Read More

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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.
• Authors include Charlie Jane Anders, Becky Chambers, Adam-Troy ...Read More

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