New Books: 30 November 2021
Asphyxia: The Words in My Hands
(Annick Press 978-1-77321-529-7, $19.95, 388pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 30, 2021)
Young-adult near-future SF novel about “what it’s like to be Deaf” in a world of shortages, environmental collapse, and corruption.
Beharrie, Therese: And They Lived Happily Ever After
(Kensington/Zebra 978-1-4201-5338-5, $15.95, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, November 30, 2021)
Humorous paranormal romance novel. A romance author starts sharing dreams with her best friend’s sexy brother.
Corey, James S.A.: Leviathan Falls
(Orbit US 978-0-316-33291-0, $28, 528pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 30, 2021)
SF novel, the ninth and final in the Expanse series. Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last desperate chance to unite all of humanity and overcome all threats, but this victory may be worse than defeat.
Douglas, Ian: Alien Hostiles
(Harper Voyager US 978-0-06-282540-7, $7.99, 400pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, November 30, 2021)
Military SF novel, second in the Solar Warden series. The Saurians have been exposed, but the war between humanity and the intergalactic aliens has only begun.
Kiernan, Caitlín R.: Vile Affections
(Subterranean Press 978-1-64524-043-3, $45, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 30, 2021)
Collection of 22 dark fantasy/horror stories.
Lansdale, Joe R.: Radiant Apples
(Subterranean Press 978-1-64524-041-9, $40, 160pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 30, 2021)
After a life of adventure, an aging train porter and his friend track down the murderous Radiant Apple Gang, whose ranks include some mysterious figures.
Lee, Fonda: Jade Legacy
(Orbit US 978-0-316-44097-4, $30, 736pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 30, 2021)
Asian fantasy mystery/crime novel, third and final book in the Green Bone Saga series begun in Jade City. No longer exclusive to the Green Bone warriors, Jade is now coveted throughout the world for the supernatural abilities it provides.
Mack, David: Star Trek: Coda: Book 3: Oblivion’s Gate
(Simon & Schuster/Gallery 978-1-9821-5967-2, $16, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 30, 2021)
Star Trek tie-in novel, third and final in the Coda trilogy. The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse, as an unknown adversary attacks countless alternate and parallel universes.
Neill, Chloe: A Swift and Savage Tide
(Penguin Random House/Berkley 978-1-984806-70-3, $17, 368pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 30, 2021)
Fantasy adventure novel set in an alternate Napoleonic era. Captain Kit Brightling, one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte’s fleet, is chosen to deal with the recently escaped former Gallic emperor, Gerard Rousseau.
Ramisetti, Kirthana: Dava Shastri’s Last Day
(Grand Central 978-1-5387-0386-1, $28, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 30, 2021)
Near-future SF novel set in 2044 as billionaire Dava Shastri prepares to die of assisted suicide, and leaks word early to find out how people will remember her.
St. Clair, Scarlett: King of Battle and Blood
(Sourcebooks/Bloom Books 978-1728258416, $16.99, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, November 30, 2021)
Dark fantasy romance novel, first in the Adrian X Isolde series set in a world where vampires supposedly rule, women have power of their own as witches. Isolde marries vampire king Adrian, intending to kill him, but begins to be attracted to him.