New & Notable Books, July 2020

Neal Asher, The Human (Night Shade 5/20; Mac­millan UK 4/20) The master of weird SF returns to the Polity universe in this concluding volume of his Rise of the Jain trilogy, “full of outsize heroes and monsters, gigantic spacecraft, godlike artificial intelligences, and horrific large-scale and close-up combat sequences…. I declare myself satisfied and entertained and impressed.” [Russell Letson]

 

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New & Notable Books, June 2020

Afia Atakora, Conjure Women (Random House 4/20) This ambitious historical fantasy novel is set before, during, and after the Civil War in the American South, with a focus on folk healer Miss May Belle, her daughter Rue, and Varina, their master’s daughter. This impressive debut is already widely acclaimed and has drawn comparisons to the work of Toni Morrison.

 

James Blaylock, The Gobblin’ Society (Subterranean 3/20) Blaylock returns to ...Read More

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New Books : 2 June 2020

Well-known historical figures find themselves in unlikely situations this week: check out THUNDER RUN, THE OPPENHEIMER ALTERNATIVE, and CALLER OF LIGHTNING!

New books this week are by Ann Dávila Cardinal, Melissa Caruso, Ellen Datlow, Bethany C. Morrow, Patrick Ness, Daniel José Older, Jerry Pournelle (with David Weber and Phillip Pournelle), Robert J. Sawyer, Peter J. Wacks & Eytan Kollin, and Christopher Woods & Toni Weisskopf. ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, May 2020

Max Barry, Providence (Putnam 3/20) Barry min­gles classic SF ideas, touches of satire, and deeply drawn characters in this entertaining SF thriller of war with aliens, a four-man mission sent to fight them, and the realization that their ship – and the people who sent them – are unreliable.

 

Elizabeth Bear, The Best of Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean 1/20) Bear’s wide-ranging skill is displayed in this collection of 27 stories, ...Read More

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