Bacchilega, Cristina, Orme, Jennifer, eds.: Inviting Interruptions: Wonder Tales in the 21st Century
(Wayne State University Press 978-0-8143-4700-3, $92.99, 254pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, Feb 23, 2021)
Anthology of stories, comics, and visual texts intended to challenge the popular heteronormative/happy ending perception of fairy tales. Each entry includes editorial notes and further critical resources.
Galland, Nicole: Master of the Revels
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-284487-3, $29.99, 552pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Science fantasy time-travel adventure novel, a sequel to The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.. A daring young time traveler must return to Jacobean England to save the modern world. Co-written with Neal Stephenson.
Harris, Charlaine: The Russian Cage
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-9499-1, $24.99, 304pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Alternate-history fantasy novel, the third book in a series featuring mercenary gunslinger Gunnie Rose, who this time travels to the Russian Empire (in San Diego) to rescue her magic-wielding sometimes partner, Prince Eli.
Heath, Jack: The Missing Passenger
(Simon & Schuster 978-1-5344-4989-3, $18.99, 224pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, Feb 23, 2021)
Young-adult SF novel, sequel to The Truth App. Jarli only narrowly escaped death after his world-shattering app made him infamous. Now there’s a new foe afoot and Jarli is far from safe.
Jordan, Tim: Glow
(Angry Robot US 978-0-85766-843-1, $14.99, 428pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Feb 23, 2021)
SF novel. A man battles his addiction to a devastating nanotech drug that steals identities and threatens the survival and succession of mankind as a galactic species.
Leimbach, Marti: Dragonfly Girl
(HarperCollins/Tegen Books 978-0-06-299586-5, $17.99, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Young-adult fantasy thriller. Kira Adams has discovered a cure for death, and it may just cost her life. Marti Leimbach’s first YA novel.
Mangum, Lisa, ed.: Hold Your Fire
(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-174-5, $25.99, 286pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, Feb 19, 2021)
Original anthology of 19 stories celebrating inspiration in all its forms. Authors include Kevin J. Anderson, Neil Peart, October K. Santerelli… The sixth volume in a series in support of the Don Hodge Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Superstars Writing Seminar.
Milford, Kate: The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion 978-1-328466907, $17.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio Feb 23, 2021)
Middle-grade fantasy/mystery novel. Nothing is what it seems and there’s always more than one side to the story as a group of strangers trapped in an inn slowly reveal their secrets in this new standalone mystery set in the world of the best-selling Greenglass House.
Moning, Karen Marie: Kingdom of Shadow and Light
(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-0-399-59369-7, $28.99, 512pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Paranormal romance novel, book 11 set in the Fever world. MacKayla Lane faces the ultimate threat when war breaks out between the kingdoms of shadow and light.
Nojima, Hitori: Death Stranding, Volume 1
(Titan Books US 9781789095760, $16, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Videogame tie-in, the first volume of the official novelization. Mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural phenomena known as the Death Stranding. Spectral creatures that devour the living have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction, causing countries to fall and survivors to scatter and live in pockets of isolation. Translated by Carley Radford.
Nojima, Hitori: Death Stranding, Volume 2
(Titan Books US 9781789095784, $16, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Videogame tie-in, the second volume of the official novelization. Translated by Carley Radford.
Nowakowska, Maggie, ed.: Geek Elders Speak: In Our Own Voices
(Forest Path Books 978-1-951293-20-8, $25.99, 270pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Feb 22, 2021)
Non-fiction. A selection of essays and interviews about the history of women creators in SF/F and media fandom.
Ogden, Aimee: Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters
(Tordotcom 978-1-250-78212-0, $13.99, 110pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Feb 23, 2021)
SF adventure novella. One woman will travel to the stars and beyond to save her beloved in this lyrical space opera that reimagines The Little Mermaid.
Riggs, Ransom: The Desolations of Devil’s Acre
(Penguin Random House/Dutton 978-0-7352-3153-5, $22.99, pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Young-adult fantasy. Sixth novel in the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, concluding the series. Jacob and his friends face deadly enemies and race through history’s most dangerous loops.
Rosson, Keith: Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons
(Meerkat Press 978-1-946154-52-1, $16.95, 206pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Feb 23, 2021)
Collection of 15 stories, one new, delving into notions of family, identity, indebtedness, loss, and hope, while merging literary fiction and magical realism.
Shuttleworth, Ashley: A Dark and Hollow Star
(Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1-5344-5367-8, $17.99, 512pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Young-adult urban fantasy set in Toronto. A queer cast of characters races to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hidden world of faeries.
Wagers, K.B.: Out Past the Stars
(Orbit US 978-0-316-41127-1, $16.99, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
SF novel, concluding the Farian War trilogy. Gunrunner empress Hail Bristol must navigate alien politics and deadly plots to prevent an interspecies war.
White, Alex: Alien: Into Charybdis
(Titan Books US 978-1789095531, $24.95, 560pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, audio, Feb 23, 2021)
Tie-in novel based on the movies. A tech team goes to set up the environmental systems for a new colony, but has to deal with both tricky diplomacy and a series of hidden caves containing deadly secrets.
Womack, Marian: The Swimmers
(Titan Books US 978-1789094213, $15.95, 352pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Feb 23, 2021)
Dystopian reimagining of Wide Sargasso Sea set in Andalusia. After the ravages of the Green Winter, Earth is a place of deep jungles and monstrous animals. The last of the human race is divided into surface dwellers and the people who live in the Upper Settlement, a ring perched at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.