Weekly Bestsellers, 10 April 2017

Laini Taylor’s young adult novel Strange the Dreamer (Little, Brown) debuts on two lists, ranking #14 on the Publishers Weekly childrens’ frontlist fiction list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.16 WP
04.09 LAT
04.09 USAT
04.02 PW
04.10 Amz
(04.10) UK:
Amz UK
(04.10) Canada:
Amz.ca
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Periodicals, early April 2017

Abyss & Apex

• Magazine of Speculative Fiction, since Jan/Feb 2003; editor-in-chief Wendy S. Delmater
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly
• http://www.abyssapexzine.com/

2nd Quarter 2017
Issue 2Q, Whole #62, cover art by Mondolithic Studios
• This issue has fiction by Ryan Row, S.L. Harris, James Van Pelt, Mike Barretta, and Devan Barlow, plus flash fiction by Stephanie Lorée.
• There’s also poetry by John C. Mannone and several ...Read More

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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).
• Penguin Random House’s site has ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers: 3 April 2017

John Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire (Tor) debuts on two lists, ranking has high as #17 on the Publishers Weekly fiction hardcover list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.09 WP
04.02 LAT
04.02 USAT
03.26 PW
04.02 Amz
(04.02) UK:
Amz UK
(04.02) Canada:
Amz.ca
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New & Notable Books, April 2017




Alex Bledsoe, Gather Her Round
(Tor Mar 2017)

The latest novel in the Tufa series continues to reveal largely unexplored corners of American fantasy, with the fae Tufa living alongside people in remote areas of the Appalachians. When Tufa woman Kera Rog­ers is found dead and half devoured, followed soon by the death of her secret lover, the other Tufa have to unravel the mystery and stop a monstrous force ...Read More

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Periodicals, late March 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/

March 2017
Issue 220-222, cover art by Ward Lindhout
• Issue 222, posted March 30, has stories by Jonathan Edelstein and J.W. Halicks, and an archive story by Barbara A. Barnett.
• Issue 221, posted March 16, has stories by Rodello Santos ...Read More

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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.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers: 27 March 2017

Three debuts this week, beginning with a new “Hogwarts Library” edition of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Arthur A. Levine), ranking #5 on the USA Today list.

Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 (Orbit) ranks on two lists, as high as #22 on Publishers Weekly‘s fiction hardcover list.

And the US edition of Andrzej Sapowski’s The Lady of the Lake (Orbit) ranks on two lists, as ...Read More

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Classics in Reprint, March 2017

* Anderson, Poul : The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 7: Question and Answer
(NESFA Press 978-1-61037-313-5, $32, 550pp, hardcover, February 2017, cover art Vincent di Fate)
• Nominal Publication Date: Fri 17 Feb 2017

Collection of 12 short novels and stories, the seventh in NESFA’s ongoing series to gather the best short works of Anderson.
• Contents include the title story, originally a two-part magazine serial later ...Read More

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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.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.

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Weekly Bestsellers, 20 March 2017

Three titles debut prominently, beginning with Patricia Briggs’ Silence Fallen (Ace), latest in her Mercy Thompson series, ranking in 2nd place on three lists and in 3rd place on a fourth.

Mohsin Hamid’s surrealistic Exit West (Riverhead) also debuts on four print lists, ranking as high as #4 on the Washington Post list.

And Anne Bishop’s Etched in Bone (Ace), latest “Novel of the Others”, debuts on four lists, ranking ...Read More

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Periodicals, mid-March 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/

March 2017
Issue 94, cover art by Caroline Jamhour
• This issue has stories by John Hornor Jacobs, Mary Elizabeth Burroughs, and Ken MacLeod.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with John Hornor Jacobs and Caroline Jamhour, books reviews, and short fiction reviews by A.C. Wise. ...Read More

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New in Paperback : February – March 2017

Abercrombie, Joe : Sharp Ends
(Orbit 978-0316390828, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Mar 2017

(First edition: Orbit, April 2016)

Collection of stories, subtitled “Stories from the World of the First Law”, with some of the stories original to this book.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The author’s site has this post from 2015 listing the table of contents.

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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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Weekly Bestsellers, 13 March 2017

Kristen Britain’s Firebrand (DAW), sixth book in her “Green Rider” series, debuts on two lists this week, ranking #17 on the Publishers Weekly fiction hardcover list.

George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo and Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology still dominate lists, ranking #1 or #2 on four lists.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.19 WP
03.12 LAT
03.12 USAT
03.05 PW
03.13 Amz
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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.
• Other contributors include Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Allen M. Steele, ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 6 March 2017

Two titles debut this week, beginning with V.E. Schwab’s A Conjuring of Light (Tor), this in the Shades of Magic series, ranking as high as #6 on the New York Times list.

And a new Star Wars novel by Chuck Wendig, Empire’s End: Aftermath (Del Rey), ranks as high as #3 on the NYT list.

George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo and Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology still dominate lists, ranking ...Read More

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Periodicals, early March 2017

Aurealis

• Australian SF magazine, published irregularly since 1990; online for purchase since 2013
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
• http://www.aurealis.com.au/

Issue 98, 2017
• This issue has stories by Robert Cox, Sarah Hart, and Steve Toase.
• Nonfiction includes Lachlan Walter on Kafka and Renée Turner on the Vorkosigan saga.

(Sat 4 Mar 2017)

Clarkesworld

• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil ...Read More Read more

New & Notable Books, March 2017




Gwenda Bond, Girl in the Shadows
(Amazon/Skyscape Jul 2016)

In the second volume in the Cirque American series, after Girl on a Wire, aspiring magician Moira Mitchell defies her father, a stage illusionist who disapproves of her career dreams, by using a purloined invitation to trick her way into joining the Cirque American. Ten­sions rise as her skills are tested, and Moira discovers there may be more to her ...Read More

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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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Weekly Bestsellers, 27 February 2017

George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo (Random House) debuts strongly, ranking #1 at New York Times, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly.

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology is at #2 on the same three lists, and places #1 this week at Los Angeles Times.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.05 WP
02.26 LAT
02.26 USAT
02.19 PW
02.27 Amz
(02.27) UK:
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(02.27) Canada:
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Periodicals, late February 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/

March/April 2017
Vol. 137 No. 3&4, $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Tomislav Tikulin
• This issue has novellas by Michael F. Flynn and John Alfred Taylor, novelettes by Marianne J. Dyson, Eneasz Brodski, and Tony Ballantyne, and ...Read More

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Classics in Reprint, February 2017

Gibson, William : Count Zero
(UK: Gollancz 978-1473217409, £8.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 23 Feb 2017

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, February 1986)

Second following, following Neuromancer (1984), in Gibson’s acclaimed cyberpunk trilogy, that ended with Mona Lisa Overdrive.
• The three novels, and collection Burning Chrome, are reissued in matching covers. Neuromancer was reissued in December; the other three books this ...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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Weekly Bestsellers, 20 February 2017

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology debuts on four print lists this week, ranking #1 at New York Times and USA Today.

Also debuting this week, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Born of Vengeance (St. Martin’s), 10th volumne in her League: Nemesis Rising series, ranking as high as #14 on the Publishers Weekly list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
02.26 WP
02.05 LAT
02.19 USAT
02.12 PW
02.20 Amz
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Periodicals, mid-February 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/

February 2017
Issue 93, cover art by Adrian Borda
• This issue has stories by Nisi Shawl, Lyndsie Manusos, Rich Larson, Samuel Marzioli, and Amal El-Mohtar, plus Valentine’s Flash Fiction winners by Joanna Truman, Tonya Walter, and Rich Larson.
• Nonfiction includes an interview ...Read More

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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.
• Tachyon’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• 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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Weekly Bestsellers, 13 February 2017

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology moves up in rank on all three Amazon lists this week; look for it to debut on print lists next week.

Washington Post has instituted a subscriber paywall allowing only four articles per month to non-subscribers, which will likely prohibit further compilation of its list on this page.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
02.12 WP
02.05 LAT
02.12 USAT
02.05 PW
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New in Paperback, January – February 2017

Bishop, Anne : Marked in Flesh
(Roc 978-0451474483, $8.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
• The Others #4

(First edition: Roc, March 2016)

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Written in Red (2013), Murder of Crows (2014), and Vision in Silver (2015), about unearthly entities who rule the Earth and prey off humans.
• Penguin’s site has this description with ...Read More

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