Anderson, Kevin J.: Gods and Dragons
(Tor 978-1-250-30220-5, $29.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 11, 2022)
Epic fantasy novel, the third in the Wake the Dragon series. Nations which have been at war for a thousand years must set aside generations of hatred to form an alliance against a new, more deadly, enemy.
Bedford, Jacey: The Amber Crown
(DAW 978-0-7564-1770-3, $20, 480pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, January 11, ...Read MoreRead more
Blake, Kendare: In Every Generation
(Disney/Hyperion 978-1368075022, $15.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 4, 2022)
Tie-in novel, the start of a next-generation series set in the world of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.
Brandt, Gerald: Threader War
(DAW 978-0-7564-1642-3, $11.99, 384pp, formats: ebook, audio, January 4, 2022)
SF novel, second in the Quantum Empirica series, set in an alternate earth where quantum Threads can alter reality.
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Conjunctions: 77 States of Play
- Bradford Morrow, ed.
- No. 77, Fall 2021 $20.00 individuals/$30 institutions and internationally, biannual, 327pp
Graham, Jo: Sounding Dark
(Candlemark & Gleam 9781952456053, $21.45, 240pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, December 14, 2021)
SF space opera novel, the first in the Calpurnian Wars series. A legendary ghost ship has been missing for 200 years, but it might be the miracle a small pirate republic needs to withstand an invading navy.
Haas, John: Cults of Death and Madness
(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-232-2, $16.99, 336pp, formats: trade paperback, ...Read MoreRead more
Adams, Gillian Bronte: Of Fire and Ash
(Enclave Escape 978-1621842033, $24.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, December 7, 2021)
Young-adult fantasy novel, first in the Fireborn Epic series. An exiled princess longs to ride one of the magical steeds warriors use.
Bellecourt, Brendan P.: Absynthe
(DAW 978-0-7564-1678-2, $18, 414pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, December 7, 2021)
Standalone decopunk SF novel set in an alternate Roaring Twenties Chicago where ...Read MoreRead more
The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the December 2021 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through September 2022. Find out about your favorite authors’ upcoming books!
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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 ...Read MoreRead more
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
- Vol. 91 Nos. 11 & 12, November/December 2021
- $7.99, bimonthly, 208pp, 15 x
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, ...Read MoreRead more
Anders, Charlie Jane: Even Greater Mistakes
(Tor 978-1-250-76650-2, $27.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 16, 2021)
Collection of 19 stories, all previously published.
Anders has wisely avoided the temptation to assemble a “greatest hits” album in favor of showing us the shape of her career as she views it. It’s a very interesting shape, more complex than might be expected by readers familiar only with her novels.
Bardot, Charlatan, Guignard, Eric J., eds.: Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 Edition)
(Dark Moon 978-1-949491-48-7, $19.95, 423pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, November 2, 2021)
Anthology of 63 pieces (27 stories and 36 microfictions) about haunted places around the world. Preface by Guignard, introduction by Bardot. Authors of short stories include Eugen Bacon, Ramsey Campbell, Terry Dowling, Jeffrey Ford, ...Read MoreRead more
- Paul Campbell, ed.
- No. 6, September 2021
- $9.99 print/$3.99 digital tri-annually, 211pp, 12½ x 20½ cm.
Carson, Scott: Where They Wait
(Simon & Schuster/Atria/Bestler 978-1-9821-0462-7, $27, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 26, 2021)
Technothriller/horror novel about a deadly mindfulness app that gives users nightmares featuring a dead woman who whispers guidance—or threats.
Hannibal, James R.: Wolf Soldier
(Enclave Escape 978-1621841951, $22.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 26, 2021)
Young-adult fantasy novel, first in the Lightraider Academy series. A shepherd and four young initiates ...Read MoreRead more
The other major debut this week is Alice Hoffman’s The Book of Magic (Simon & Schuster), fourth in her Practical Magic sequence, ranking on all four print lists.
John Appel, Assassin’s Orbit (Solaris 7/21) SF mystery novel about an assassination that could spark interplanetary war, investigated by some older, kick-ass women. ‘‘A compelling, explosive debut…. its layers of multiple competing agendas only get more interesting, and its protagonists – cranky, uncompromising, old enough to have any number of skeletons hidden under their floorboards – come across as very interesting people…. I couldn’t put it down.’’ [Liz Bourke]Read more
Anonymous, ed.: Arkham Horror: Dark Origins
(Aconyte US 978-1-83908-118-7, $17.95, 512pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, October 19, 2021)
Collection of four novellas in the world of the Lovecraftian fantasy game, the first book in the Collected Novellas series. Authors incl. Dave Gross, Graeme Davis, Richard Lee Byers, Chris A. Jackson.
Armentrout, Jennifer L.: A Shadow in the Ember
(Evil Eye Concepts/Blue Box Press 978-1-952457-64-7, $31.99, 570pp, formats: hardcover, trade ...Read MoreRead more