New Books: 15 November 2022
Armentrout, Jennifer L.: A Light in the Flame
(Evil Eye Concepts/Blue Box Press 978-1-957568041, $31.99, 608pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Fantasy romance novel, second in the Flesh and Fire series. The only person who can save Sera now is the one she’s spent her life planning to kill.
Arnold, Justin: Wicked Little Things
(Tiny Ghost 978-1739983475, $12.99, 244pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, November 15, 2022)
Young-adult campy horror novel about Dane, a teen witch who returns home to solve the mysterious death of his cousin with the help of a coven of mean girls trying to give him a makeover.
Czerneda, Julie E.: To Each this World
(DAW 978-0-7564-1542-6, $18.00, 480pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
SF novel. A trio of humans work with mysterious alien allies to reconnect with long lost colony ships full of sleepers, on their way to settle distant worlds that are no longer safe.
Donaldson, Stephen R.: The Killing God
(Penguin Random House/Berkley 978-0-399-58619-4, $35.00, 704pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Fantasy novel, the third in the Great God’s War trilogy. Two enemy kingdoms join forces to face a greater threat.
Harris, Charlaine: The Serpent in Heaven
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-9821-8249-6, $27.99, 289pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Alternate-history fantasy novel, the fourth book in a series featuring gunslinger Gunnie Rose, but this time focusing on Lizbeth’s half-sister Felicia, at the Grigori school in San Diego when she is attacked and secrets of her past are revealed.
McCrumb, Cathy: Aberration
(Enclave 979-8-88605-018-9, $24.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
SF novel, second in the Children of the Consortium series. When rogue drones threaten citizens and the ship’s crew falls ill, the Recorder answers their call for help, once again drawing scrutiny from the Consortium.
O’Keefe, Arthur Shattuck: The Spirit Phone
(BHC Press 9781643973227, $30.00, 300pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, November 15, 2022)
Historical fantasy novel. Aleister Crowley and Nikola Tesla team up to investigate Thomas Edison’s new invention that allows people to speak with the dead.
Overmyer, Beth: Death’s Key
(Flame Tree Press UK 978-1-78758-718-2, $16.95, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Fantasy novel, third in the Goblets Immortal series. Meraude builds an army to exert control, but Aidan has turned against her.
Painter, Lynn: The Do-Over
(Simon & Schuster 978-1534478862, $19.99, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Young-adult fantasy time-loop novel. A teen has to relive a horrible Valentine’s Day over and over again.
Parker, K.J.: Pulling the Wings Off Angels
(Tordotcom 978-1-250-83576-5, $16.99, 140pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, November 15, 2022)
Fantasy novella. A clerical student in debt to a gangster is ordered to deliver the angel his grandfather reputedly kidnapped, or lose body parts.
“As funny as they may be, Parker’s stories are never without a genuinely dark edge, and the violence and brutality of Pulling the Wings Off Angels is evident from its opening paragraph – or for that matter, from the title itself, which turns out to be pretty literal.”
— Gary K. Wolfe, Locus, November 2022
Roanhorse, Rebecca: Tread of Angels
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1982166182, $22.99, 208pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Historical mystery novel with fantasy elements, based on the true story of the 1905 proposed Native American state of Sequoyah in the area that became eastern Oklahoma.
Rowland, Diana: Rise of the Demon
(DAW 978-0-7564-0828-2, $8.99, 464pp, formats: paperback, ebook, November 15, 2022)
Urban fantasy/police procedural mystery, ninth in a series featuring police detective/demon summoner Kara Gillian.
Sanderson, Brandon: The Lost Metal
(Tor 978-0-7653-9119-3, $29.99, 528pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Fantasy novel, seventh and final in the overall Mistborn series, fourth in the Wax and Wayne sub-series.
Tan, Sue Lynn: Heart of the Sun Warrior
(Harper Voyager US 978-0-06-303136-4, $27.99, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Fantasy novel inspired by Chinese mythology, second in the Celestial Kingdom duology. Xingyin’s fragile peace is threatened by the discovery of a strange magic on the moon and unsettling changes in the Celestial Kingdom.
Thomas, Sheree Renée, Ekpeki, Ochenechovwe Donald, Knight, Zelda, eds.: Africa Risen
(Tordotcom 978-1-250-83300-6, $27.99, 528pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 15, 2022)
Original anthology of 32 stories by authors from Africa and the African Diaspora. Authors include Steven Barnes, Akua Lezli Hope, Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Wole Talabi.
“It’s got virtual reality; it’s got robots; it’s got dragons; it’s got shapeshifters; it’s got time travelers. My goodness, it’s also got lizard people. It’s got climate change. It’s got cool visions of technology as well as critiques of capitalism. It appraises race and racism, gender and queerness, and religion too. It challenges its audience through stories of rituals, initiations, and spiritual beliefs. It’s got star gazing, hover buses, underwater adventures, hauntings, love affairs, magic and science in equal measure. By golly, it even has a story featuring a spaceship named Biscuit.”
—Isiah Lavender III, Locus, November 2022
Tolkien, J.R.R.: The Fall of Númenor and Other Tales from the Second Age of Middle-earth
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0063280687, $40.00, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Collection of Tolkien’s writings on the Second Age of Middle-earth, in one volume for the first time, with new Illustrations by Alan Lee. Edited by Brian Sibley.
Vitale, Daniel: Orphans of Canland
(Strij Publishing 9798986355306, $16.00, 360pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, November 15, 2022)
Post-apocalyptic SF novel of a changed America recovering from environmental collapse, as a 12-year-old optimist starts to see that the eco-totalitarian world isn’t the great place he thought.
Wagner, Erin K.: When Home, No Need to Cry
(Aqueduct Press 978-1-61976-232-9, $12.00, 118pp, format: ebook, November 15, 2022)
Collection of stories about the quiet things that haunt us. Volume 85 in Aqueduct’s Conversation Pieces series.
Watts, K.M.: Born Andromeda
(Chicago Review Press/Interlude/Duet 978-1-951954-21-5, $12.99, 302pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, November 15, 2022)
YA space opera novel. An 18 year old cyborg princess dreams of freedom and adventure, which she might get, after being captured by space pirates.
Wendig, Chuck: Wayward
(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-15877-7, $29.99, 816pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)
Apocalyptic near-future SF thriller/horror novel, sequel to Wanderers.