Adelmann, Maria: How to Be Eaten
(Little, Brown 978-0316450843, $28.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Fantasy novel. Women in a present-day support group in New York City share their traumatic life stories, each of which is based on a different fairy tale.
Anthony, Piers: Six Crystal Princesses
(Open Road 978-1-5040-6690-7, $16.99, 292pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 31, 2022)
Fantasy novel, 46th in the Xanth series. Bored young royals embark on a quest to free captive princesses from the Dragon with the Girl Tattoo.
Armstrong, Kelley: A Rip Through Time
(St. Martin’s Minotaur 978-1-250-82000-6, $27.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Fantasy time-travel mystery novel, first in a new series. Homicide detective Mallory is attacked in an Edinburgh alley in 2019 and transported to the same spot in 1869 — in the body of a murdered housemaid.
Awad, Paul, O’Sullivan, Kathryn: When Earth Shall Be No More
(Secant Publishing 978-0-9997503-5-4, $26.95, 305pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, May 28, 2022)
SF novel. Scientist Constance Roy deals with two realities, one where she’s trapped on the doomed ark spaceship Orb, in the other on Earth, learning that her son Nicholas has the ability to save the Orb, if she can keep him from being killed.
Barber, Richard Farren: Twenty Years Dead
(Crystal Lake 978-1957133065, $9.99, 142pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, May 27, 2022)
Horror novella. Dave goes to the cemetery 20 years after his father died, to oversee his father’s Rising, a brief period when the dead arise.
Calvin, Ritch: Queering SF: Readings
(Aqueduct Press 978-1619762206, $18.00, 218pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, May 30, 2022)
Non-fiction, a collection of 36 critical essays and reviews on SF, often from a queer studies perspective. Part of the Conversation Pieces series.
davis, g. haron, Montgomery, Cam, et al., eds.: All Signs Point to Yes
(Harlequin/Inkyard Press 978-1335418623, $19.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
YA romance/astrology original anthology, including some speculative stories. Authors include Tehlor Kay Mejia, Mark Oshiro, Eric Smith, Kiana Nguyen, and more.
Dawson, Juno: Her Majesty’s Royal Coven
(Penguin Random House/Penguin 978-0-14-313714-6, $17.00, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Contemporary urban fantasy novel, the first in the eponymous trilogy about a covert government coven in the UK.
Forna, Namina: The Merciless Ones
(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-1-9848-4872-7, $17.99, 464pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Young-adult feminist fantasy novel inspired by West Africa, the second book in the Deathless/The Gilded Ones series.
Ibañez, Isabel: Together We Burn
(St. Martin’s/Wednesday Books 978-1-250-80335-1, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Romantic fantasy novel inspired by medieval Spain, where Dragadors battle dragons in arenas. Flamenco dancer Zarela must learn to be a Dragador to save her family legacy, and seeks help from an infuriating dragon hunter.
Jones, KC: Black Tide
(Tor Nightfire 978-1-250-79269-3, $15.99, 256pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
SF horror novel of first contact. A meteor shower is just the start of widespread destruction and an invasion of unspeakable horrors.
Perry, Carol J.: ‘Til Death
(Kensington 978-1-4967-3143-2, $8.99, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 25, 2022)
Mystery with psychic elements, the 12th in the Witch City series featuring Lee Barrett in Salem, Massachusetts. Lee and Pete tie the knot, but complications come up.
Rambo, Cat, Brozek, Jennifer, eds.: The Reinvented Heart
(Arc Manor/Caezik SF & Fantasy 978-1-64710-042-1, $27.99, 274pp, formats: hardcover, May 31, 2022)
Original anthology of 21 SF stories and three poems about relationships, written by women. Foreword by Rambo, afterword by Brozek. Authors include Naomi Kritzer, Seanan McGuire, Premee Mohamed, Lyda Morehouse, Lisa Morton, and Fran Wilde.
Rowe, Christopher: These Prisoning Hills
(Tordotcom 867-1-250-80448-8, $15.99, 144pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Post-apocalyptic weird SF novella, set in the world of “The Voluntary State” and “The Border State”.
Shvartsman, Alex, ed.: The Middling Affliction
(Arc Manor/Caezik SF & Fantasy 978-1-64710-054-4, $16.99, 240pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Urban fantasy novel, the first in the Conradverse Chronicles series about wisecracking PI/monster hunter Conrad Brent, who hides the fact he has only “middling” powers while he protects the people of Brooklyn NY from monsters and magic.
St. Clair, Scarlett: A Game of Retribution
(Sourcebooks/Bloom Books 978-1728259604, $16.99, 464pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Dark fantasy romance novel, second in the Hades Saga series. Greek myth retold from Hades’ point of view, as he tries to balance the demands of his position while maintaining his relationship with Persephone.
Swan, Erin: Walk the Vanished Earth
(Penguin Random House/Viking 978-0-593-29933-3, $27.00, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)
Post-apocalyptic SF novel following seven generations of Americans surviving from 1873 Kansas to 2073 Mars.
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