New Books: 23 March 2021

Barlough, Jeffrey E.: Hooting Grange

(Gresham & Doyle 978-0-9787634-7-3, $14.95, 273pp, formats: trade paperback, Mar 23, 2021)

Alternate-world Victorian fantasy novel, the 11th in the Western Lights series. Sea captain Robert Surtees loses his ship and moves into the ramshackle old family house at Hooting Grange.


Carey, M.R.: The Fall of Koli

(Orbit US 978-0-316-45872-6, $16.99, 576pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, Mar 23, 2021)

Post-apocalyptic SF novel, concluding the Rampart trilogy which began with The Book of Koli. Koli and his companions have found the source of the signal they have been following, but it may not be humanity’s hope in the battle against nature that they looked for.


Clark, C.L.: The Unbroken

(Orbit US 978-0-316-54275-3, $16.99, 544pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, Mar 23, 2021)

North-African-inspired queer epic fantasy. Touraine, a soldier for a crumbling desert empire, is sent back to her homeland to fight a rebellion. A first novel.


Ho-Yen, Polly: Dark Lullaby

(Titan Books US 978-1789094251, $15.95, 368pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Mar 23, 2021)

The world is suffering a fertility crisis, leaving all pregnant women and parents highly regulated and monitored.


Koontz, Dean: The Other Emily

(Amazon/Thomas & Mercer 978-1-542019958, $28.99, 362pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 23, 2021)

A man meets a woman who is just like his lost love Emily, who died a decade ago, murdered by a serial killer.


Martell, Nick: The Two-Faced Queen

(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-5344-3781-4, $27.99, 592pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 23, 2021)

Epic fantasy novel, the second in the Legacy of the Mercenary King series. The Hollows is gripped in unrest and on the brink of civil war as an insurgency of anarchists rise, and brother and sister vie for the throne.


Nelson, Brian: Five Tribes

(Blackstone Publishing 978-1-5385-0781-0, $27.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 23, 2021)

Near-future technothriller SF novel, the second book in the Course of Empire series. After a powerful weapon is developed that can invade people’s bodies to modify and control them, the tribes of the Kalahari Desert may be humanity’s only hope to escape extinction.


Ni, Xueting Christine: Sinopticon: New Chinese Science Fiction

(Rebellion/Solaris US 978-1-781088524, $11.99, 608pp, formats: trade paperback, Mar 21, 2021)

Anthology of Chinese SF stories, translated into English for the first time. Includes work by Gu Shi, Han Song, Hao Jingfang, Nian Yu, Wang Jinkang, Zhao Haihong, Tang Fei, Ma Boyong, Anna Wu, A Que, Bao Shu, Regina Kanyu Wang and Jiang Bo.


Whiteley, Aliya: Skyward Inn

(Rebellion/Solaris US 978-178108882-1, $24.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 18, 2021)

After an easy war, where an alien world surrenders to Earth’s invasion without complaint, two veterans in a protected region wonder what they’re being protected from.

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