Bishop, Anne: The Queen’s Weapons
(Ace 978-1-9848-0665-9, $28.00, 541pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)
Fantasy novel, book eleven in the Black Jewels series. Author has stated that this is the end of the series for now.
Brockmeier, Kevin: The Ghost Variations
(Penguin Random House/Pantheon 978-1-524748838, $27, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)
Collection of 100 short ghost stories.
Deneen, Brendan: Morbius: The Living Vampire: Blood Ties
(Titan Books US 978-1789094855, $24.95, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio March 9, 2021)
Tie-in novel featuring the Marvel Comics character, Dr. Michael Morbius, who cursed himself with an insatiable thirst for human blood after trying to cure his blood disorder.
Durst, Sarah Beth: The Bone Maker
(Harper Voyager US 978-0-06-288863-1, $17.99, 496pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)
Standalone fantasy novel, in an new setting. A group of former heroes have trouble when one of them turns to dark magic to resurrect her husband.
Forrest, Francesca: Lagoonfire
(Annorlunda Books 978-1-944354-55-8, $9.99, 168pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 3, 2021)
Sequel to The Inconvenient God. Fantasy novella about a woman who “decommisions” old gods, investigating whether one of her clients has become active again, interfering with a seaside development, in a setting inspired by Southeast Asia.
Holmberg, Charlie N.: Spellmaker
(Amazon/47North 978-1-542022576, $14.95, 301pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)
Victorian fantasy novel, sequel to The Paper Magician, second book in the Spellbreaker series. In 1895 England, a young spellbreaker investigates a series of magical murders.
Houston, Gabriela: The Second Bell
(Angry Robot US 978-0-85766-890-5, $14.99, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio March 9, 2021)
Fantasy novel. A young woman born with two hearts, considered by her people a striga—a dangerous demon—finds her life threatened and explores her true nature.
Ingrande Mora, Maria: Fragile Remedy
(North Star Editions/Flux 978-1-635830569, $14.99, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)
Young-adult SF novel. Nate is a runaway GEM, a genetically engineered medical surrogate created as a cure for the elite from the deadly lung rot, but he needs illegal medicine to live. A first novel.
Roberson, Jennifer: Sinners and Saints
(DAW 978-0-7564-1630-0, $27, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, March 9, 2021)
Urban fantasy, the second book in the Blood & Bone series. An ex-con biker and a Texas cowboy are conscripted to fight demons posing as mythic and historical characters, as part of the coming apocalypse.
Schwabauer, Daniel: Operation Grendel
(Enclave 978-1-62184-161-6, $24.99, 256pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, March 9, 2021)
Military SF novel. A military journalist is ordered to impersonate his commander in secret peace talks as on a remote moon.
Slatter, A.G.: All the Murmuring Bones
(Titan Books US 978-1789094343, $15.95, 368pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 9, 2021)
Dark gothic fairy tale. Long ago the O’Malley family struck a deal with the mer: safety for their ships in return for a child of each generation. But after years of decline, the family has been unable to keep their side of the bargain.
Stewart, Andrew Kelly: We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep
(Tordotcom 978-1-250-79087-3, $13.99, 172pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)
Post-apocalyptic SF novella, about a girl disguised as a boy, part of a religious order that maintains an aging nuclear sub to trigger the Second Coming when the time is right.
Tooley, Adrienne: Sweet & Bitter Magic
(Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1-5344-5385-2, $19.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)
YA Fantasy novel, debut. An exiled witch has been cursed with the inability to love, and can only regain that emotion by stealing it from others.
Vance, Ryan: One Man’s Trash
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-735-1, $15.00, 168pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 5, 2021)
Collection of 15 stories, seven new.
Vibbert, Marie: Galactic Hellcats
(Vernacular 978-1-952283-07-9, $15.99, 298pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 9, 2021)
A female biker gang in space rescues a gay prince from an alien planet.
Anonymous, ed.: Elemental
(Two Lines Press 978-1-949641-11-0, $16.95, 192pp, formats: trade paperback, March 9, 2021)
Anthology of eight fantasy stories (one a novel excerpt) and “reportage” from around the world, looking at geological time, climate change, and myths; all the pieces are in translation. Authors include Bakhtiyar Ali, Erika Kobayashi, and Michèle Rakotoson; translated by various translators.