Anders, Charlie Jane: Never Say You Can’t Survive: How to Get Through Hard Times By Making Up Stories
(Tordotcom 978-1-250-80001-5, $26.99, 240 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
Collection of essays on writing, society, politics, and how to flourish during the the present emergency.
Bova, Ben: Neptune
(Tor 978-1-250-29662-7, $28.99, 240 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
SF novel, second in the Outer Planets trilogy, part of the Grand Tour of the Solar System series. Ilona Magyr seraches for her father, who was lost while exploring Neptune.
Chizmar, Richard: Chasing the Boogeyman
(Simon & Schuster/Gallery 978-1-982-17516-0, $27, 333 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
Metafictional/quasi-autobiographical horror novel. Recent college grad Richard Chizmar returns to his small Maryland home town in 1988, where girls are turning up dead.
Dewes, J.S.: The Exiled Fleet
(Tor 978-1-250-23636-4, $17.99, 432 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
SF space-opera novel, second in the Divide series after The Last Watch. The Divide at the edge of the universe is collapsing, and only the Sentinels, dregs of the military, are there to save existence.
Hamilton, Laurell K.: A Terrible Fall of Angels
(Penguin Random House/Berkley 978-1-9848-0446-4, $28, 400 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
Fantasy mystery novel, the first in a series featuring Detective Zaniel Havelock, who can speak with angels, in a world where a precarious treaty between Heaven and Hell depends on human faith and actions.
Lore, Pittacus: Ashfall Legacy
(HarperCollins 978-0-06-284536-8, $18.99, 432 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
Young-adult SF novel, an all-new adventure rooted in the real mysteries surrounding Roswell NM.
Syd Chambers knows that there’s life on other planets because he’s descended from it. His father was from a distant world called Denza and has been missing—presumed dead—for years.
When Syd discovers a device his father left behind which shows not only that he’s alive, but where he is, Syd must set out on a mission of his own.
McBride, Amber: Me (Moth)
(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends 978-1-250-78036-2, $18.99, 256 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, August 17, 2021)
Young-adult novel. A girl grieving for her family and a boy looking for his roots take a road trip searching for ancestors and chasing ghosts. Written in verse.
Miller, John Jackson: Star Trek: Picard: Rogue Elements
(Simon & Schuster/Gallery 978-1-9821-7519-1, $25, 416 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
Untold story based on the Star Trek: Picard TV series, giving the background story of future crew member Cristóbal Rios, and his life as an independent freighter captain.
Palmer, Suzanne: The Scavenger Door
(DAW 978-0-7564-1515-0, $27, 464 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
SF novel, the third in the Finder series about interstellar repo-man and con artist Fergus Ferguson, who is back on Earth, trying to live a normal life. While doing a favor for a cousin, Fergus stumbles across an ancient alien artifact that might mean the whole solar system is in danger.
Penelope, L.: Requiem of Silence
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1-250-14813-1, $19.99, 576 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, August 17, 2021)
Historical fantasy novel. Civil unrest plagues the nation of Elsira as refugees from their old enemy, Lagrimar, seek new lives in their land. Final book in the Earthsinger Chronicles series.
Preston, Douglas, Child, Lincoln: Bloodless
(Grand Central 978-1-5387-3670-8, $29, 400 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
Thriller/horror/dark mystery novel, 20th in the Agent Pendergast series. Bodies found with no blood in their veins in Savannah GA may somehow be tied to the 1971 D.B. Cooper hijacking.
Price, Shannon: The Endless Skies
(Tor Teen 978-1-250-30201-4, $17.99, 304 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, August 17, 2021)
Young-adult standalone fantasy novel. The Heliana are winged-lion shapeshifters who live in a flying city, safely protected by skilled warriors until a disease begins to sicken the children.
Reece, Willa: Wildwood Whispers
(Orbit US/Redhook 978-0-316-59176-8, $28, 384 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
Fantasy novel about Mel Smith, a grieving woman who finds folk magic and unexpected connections in a small Appalachian town.
Roux, Madeleine: Reclaimed
(Ace 978-0-451-49185-5, $17, 320 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
SF thriller novel. Senna undergoes a dangerous experimental treatment to erase traumatic memories, but afterwards starts to doubt reality — or her sanity.
Ward, Matthew: Legacy of Light
(Orbit US 978-0-316-45794-1, $18.99, 800 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 17, 2021)
Sword & sorcery fantasy novel, the second in the Legacy series. For the first time in many years, the Tressian Republic and the Hadari Empire are at peace. But darkness never sleeps. As the sins of the past are once more laid bare, every road will lead to war.