New Books: 23 November 2021
Baron, Mike: Nexus
(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-229-2, $24.99, 378pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, November 17, 2021)
Superhero SF novel, based on the comic book character created by Baron and Steve Rude. Nexus is the greatest avenger that the galaxy has known, but his power comes from an alien race with its own agenda.
Brauning, Kate: The Ballad of Dinah Caldwell
(Page Street 978-1-645645673125, $17.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Young-adult dystopian SF novel. Dinah sets out to get revenge on the rich man who killed her mother for the well on their subsistence farm in the Ozarks.
Gabaldon, Diana: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone
(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-1-101-88568-0, $36, 928pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Historical time-travel fantasy novel, ninth in the Outlander series. Claire, Jamie, and Brianna are reunited in 1779, but the Revolutionary War threatens.
Jackson, Patricia A.: Forging a Nightmare
(Angry Robot US 9780857669223, $15.99, 490pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Fantasy novel. FBI agent Michael Childs hunts a serial killer in New York City, a case that turns out to involve the Nephilim.
Le Tellier, Hervé: The Anomaly
(Other Press 978-1-63542-169-9, $16.99, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Thriller novel with SF and fantasy elements about passengers on an airplane that hits turbulence and apparently lands safely, but it turns out to be in an alternate reality, creating a crisis and a government investigation. A Prix Goncourt winner, translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.
Roberts, Nora: The Becoming
(St. Martin’s 978-1-250-27270-6, $28.99, 448pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Portal fantasy novel, the second in the Dragon Heart Legacy series. Breen Kelly returns to Ireland and the magical land of Talamh to train her power to fight darkness.
Sanderson, Brandon: Cytonic
(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-0399555855, $19.99, 432pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Young-adult SF space opera novel, third in the Skyward series.