New Books: 16 March 2021

Adler, Dahlia, ed.: That Way Madness Lies

(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1-250-75386-1, $18.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Young-adult original anthology with 15 retellings of some of Shakespeare’s most noted works, including some fantastic elements. Authors include Melissa Bashardoust, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro.


Briggs, Patricia: Wild Sign

(Ace 978-0-440-00158-4, $28.00, 368pp, formats: hardcover, trade paper, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in the bestselling Alpha and Omega series. In the wilds of Northern California, mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham must discover what could make an entire community disappear.


Cussler, Clive, Brown, Graham: Fast Ice

(Penguin Random House/Putnam 978-0-593-32786-9, $29.00, 416pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, audio,  Mar 10, 2021)

Thriller with speculative elements, 18th in the NUMA Files series. A decades-old Nazi conspiracy is uncovered in Antarctica, including strange fast-growing man-made ice that could cause a new ice age.


Davies, Robert: The Primus Initiative

(BHC Press 978-1-643972220, $26.95, 281pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, Mar 11, 2021)

Darrien and Onalin lead a team of commandos, searching for some way to stop the swiftly-approaching Namadi fire ships from wiping out five different worlds.


Elliott, David: The Seventh Raven

(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-358-25211-5, $17.99, 192pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Young-adult fantasy novel based on the Brothers Grimm story “The Seven Ravens”. Robyn and his brothers are all cursed and turned into ravens, with their estranged sister their only hope of becoming human again.


Goldberg, Lee Matthew: Orange City

(Atmosphere Press 9781649218788, $18.99, 308pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Mar 16, 2021)

A secret city run by a monstrous figure offers anyone a chance at a new life, with a guaranteed home and job, but they can never leave. Then one day, after tasting a new orange-flavored soda with strange properties, one resident awakens to the prison he’s living in. First in a series.


Joy, Amanda: A Queen of Gilded Horns

(Penguin Random House/Putnam 978-0-525-51861-7, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Young-adult North African-inspired epic fantasy. Final book in the duology and sequel to A River of Royal Blood. Queen Eva has to make peace with her sister to avoid a rebellion.


Lehman, Eric D.: 9 Lupine Road

(Homebound Publications/Owl House 978-1-953340009, $18.95, 420pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Mar 02, 2021)

FBI Agent Dominic Wood tracks down the father he never knew, only to find the man believes he’s a werewolf.


Lovegrove, James: Firefly: Life Signs

(Titan Books US 978-1789092271, $24.95, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Months after Inara leaves Serenity, Mal and the crew finally learn the reason for her sudden departure: she is dying of a terminal illness. The crew goes in search of a potential cure, but the man who developed the only known treatment has been incarcerated on a notorious prison planet.


Marshall, Kate Alice: Our Last Echoes

(Penguin Random House/Viking 978-0593113622, $18.99, 416pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Young-adult horror novel/ghost story. Sophia goes to Bitter Rock, the island where her mother disappeared. And where 31 people disappeared a generation earlier.


McLemore, Anna-Marie: The Mirror Season

(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends 978-1-250-62412-6, $17.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, Mar 16, 2021)

Young-adult fantasy novel, a “magical realism reimagining of ‘The Snow Queen'”. Graciela and a boy she barely knows are both assaulted at a party, leaving strange magical aftershocks in the neighborhood.


Neville, Kim: The Memory Collectors

(Simon & Schuster/Atria , $17, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

In Vancouver, two women discover they both can feel emotions that people leave behind on objects, but their efforts to develop the gift leads to danger.


Rowland, Rebecca, ed.: The Half that You See

(AM Ink/Dark Ink 978-1-943201-36-5, $22.99, 326pp, formats: hard cover, trade paperback, ebook, audio, Mar 15, 2021)

Original anthology of 26 horror and suspense stories. Authors include Kelly Griffiths, Luciano Marano, and Felice Picano.


Silleck, Sean: The End of Cake

(Black Rose Writing 9781684336487, $17.95, 183pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Mar 10, 2021)

After the apocalypse, a baker named Pete stands between the return of civilization and the end of humanity. Debut novel.


Varela, Francesca G.: Blue Mar

(Homebound Publications/Owl House 978-1-947003644, $18.95, 280pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Mar 16, 2021)

Near-future science fiction novel about two sisters on an island engineered out of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


Walter, Laura Maylene: Body of Stars

(Penguin Random House/Dutton 978-0593183052, $26.00, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Fantasy novel set in a world where markings on women’s bodies are used to predict the future. A first novel.


Warhammer 40,000: Sons of Sanguinius: A Blood Angels Omnibus

(Black Library US 978-1-80026-003-0, $17.99, 560pp, formats: trade paperback, Mar 16, 2021)

Omnibus of Blood Angel stories, includes the novels Flesh Tearers, Death of Integrity, and Lemartes, as well as two novellas and a number of short stories.


Williams, Sean: Eyes on the Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy

(Brain Jar Press 978-1-922479-02-0, $9.99, 50pp, formats: paperback, ebook, Mar 15, 2021)

Series of essays by the best selling author of over 120 short stories, and 50 novels, drawn from various presentations in his decades-long career.


Yejidé, Morowa: Creatures of Passage

(Akashic Books 978-1-61775-876-8, $25.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audioMar 16, 2021)

A woman ferries passengers around Washington DC in her haunted car while her estranged ten-year-old great-nephew has conversations with a mysterious man next to the river.

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