New & Notable Books, August 2018

Rachel Armstrong, Origamy (NewCon Press 4/18) Science taken to extremes – with a hint of Italo Calvino – infuses this fascinating and thoroughly unconventional tale of Mobius, an adolescent be­ing forced by an accident to re-learn the art of weaving spacetime, during which she uncovers something that threatens the fabric of the universe. “Origamy is larded thickly with real science – albeit speculatively extended along semi-gonzo vectors – it’s delivered ...Read More

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Locus Bestsellers, August 2018

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month 1) Head On, John Scalzi (Tor) 2 1 2) Noir, Christopher Moore (Morrow) 2 2 3) King of Ashes, Raymond E. Feist (Harper Voyager US) 1 – 4) Artificial Condition, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing) 1 – 5) Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey (Orbit) 5 8 6) Space Opera, Catherynne M. Valente (Saga) 2 4 7) The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US) 1 ...Read More
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New Books : 7 August 2018

Tim Powers’ novel Alternate Routes, Jo Walton’s An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000, Martha Wells’ Rogue Protocol, Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 edited by Jane Yolen, and other titles by RJ Barker, John Dixon, Nicky Drayden, L. Timmel Duchamp, V.M. Escalada, Rachel Fellman, Eric Flint, Laurell K. Hamilton, Mercedes Lackey et al, Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro, Dale Lucas, Ari Marmell, Mary ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, July 2018

Michael Blumlein, All I Ever Dreamed (Valancourt 5/18) Blumlein’s latest collection offers 18 varied stories from 1993-2016, with notes on each by the author, who stretches the boundaries of SF, fantasy, and horror, frequently using his knowledge of medicine to address the possibilities and consequences of new biological technology.

 

Lara Elena Donnelly, Armistice (Tor 5/18) Glamorous film stars, revolutionaries, and spies mix in a lush tropical country on the ...Read More

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New Books : 17 July 2018

Maria Dahvana Headley’s The Mere Wife, Seanan McGuire’s The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Adrian Tchaikovsky’s The Expert System’s Brother, and titles by Ann Aguirre, Gail Carriger, B. Caitling, Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne, Sebastien de Castell, Jason Denzel, Craig DiLouie, Alan Dean Foster, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Chadwick Ginther, Kameron Hurley, A. Lee Martinez, Nick Setchfield, Emily Skrutskie, Melinda Snodgrass, and Carrie Vaughn ...Read More

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Locus Bestsellers, July 2018

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month 1) Head On, John Scalzi (Tor) 1 – 2) Noir, Christopher Moore (Morrow) 1 – 3) Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 6 4 4) Space Opera, Catherynne M. Valente (Saga) 1 – 5) The Power, Naomi Alderman (Little, Brown) 6 6 6) Scourged, Kevin Hearne (Del Rey) 1 – 7) Burn Bright, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 2 1 8) Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey (Orbit) ...Read More
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New Books : 3 July 2018

Gardner Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-fifth Annual Collection, Jeff VanderMeer’s revised Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Francesco Dimitri’s The Book of Hidden Things, Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars, and titles by T.J. Berry, Rachel Caine, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Kurt Fawver, Kim Foster, Sam Hawke, Benedict Jacka, Sarah Kuhn, Christopher Ruocchio, Anthony Ryan, S.M. Stirling, Michael J. Sullivan, Michael ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, June 2018

Alex Bledsoe, The Fairies of Sadieville (Tor 4/18) This is the sixth and final volume of the Tufa series, begun with The Hum and the Shiver (2011), about a hidden community of people descended from fairy folk living the modern Appalachian mountains. Film students Justin and Veronica discover a silent film that’s more than a century old, depicting a young woman transforming into a winged creature, and set off on ...Read More

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Locus Bestsellers, June 2018

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month 1) Burn Bright, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 1 – 2) Lake Silence, Anne Bishop (Ace) 1 – 3) Child of a Mad God, R.A. Salvatore (Tor) 2 4 4) Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 5 1 5) A Call to Vengeance, David Weber, Timothy Zahn & Thomas Pope (Baen) 1 – 6) The Power, Naomi Alderman (Little, Brown) 5 7 7) Iron Gold, Pierce Brown ...Read More
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