New Books: 23 November 2021

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 More

Read more

New Books: 16 November 2021

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.

—Gary K.

...Read More Read more

New Books: 2 November 2021

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 More

Read more

Magazines Received, October 2021

This list covers new SF/F/H print, online, and electronic periodicals (including regularly updated websites) seen by Locus magazine, focusing on those that publish fiction or reviews and criticism. To submit titles for listing on these pages, please send to Locus Publications, 655 13th St. #100, Oakland CA 94612 or email locus@locusmag.com.

Cossmass Infinities

  • Paul Campbell, ed.
  • No. 6, September 2021
  • $9.99 print/$3.99 digital tri-annually, 211pp, 12½ x 20½ cm.
  • This
...Read More Read more

New Books: 26 October 2021

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 More

Read more

New & Notable Books, October 2021

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

Read more

New Books: 19 October 2021

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 More

Read more

New Books: 12 October 2021

Anipare, Sifton Tracey: Yume

(Rare Machines 978-1-4597-4737-1, $19.99, 536pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, October 12, 2021)

Contemporary fantasy novel about a Canadian woman teaching English in a small city in Japan, who gets caught up in supernatural chaos.

 

Baker, A. Deborah: Along the Saltwise Sea

(Tordotcom 978-1-250-76828-5, $19.99, 208pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 12, 2021)

Written by Seanan McGuire. Middle-grade fantasy novel, the second book in the Up-and-Under ...Read More

Read more

Cover Reveal: The Girl in the Corn by Jason Offutt

Cover reveal!  From the author of So You Had to Build a Time Machine and CamCat Books, we have an early look at the beautiful and eery cover for The Girl in the Corn by Jason Offutt, out in January 2022. Cover by Maryann Appel.

From the publisher:

Beware of what lurks in the corn. Fairies don’t exist. At least that’s what Thomas Cavanaugh’s parents say. But the events of ...Read More

Read more

New & Notable Books, September 2021

Matt Bell, Appleseed (Custom House 7/21) A tripartate literary science fantasy novel that imagines Chapman/Johnny Appleseed as a faun, and spans the centuries from 18th-century Ohio to a climate-change-wracked wasteland in 2070 to a high-tech ice age 1,000 years in the future. ‘‘A thoughtful, energetic, and at times almost visionary achievement.’’ [Gary K. Wolfe]

 

Octavia Cade, The Impossible Resurrection of Grief (Stelliform 5/21) Climate change causes an epidemic of ...Read More

Read more

New Books: 28 September 2021

Aoki, Ryka: Light from Uncommon Stars

(Tor 978-1-250-78906-8, $25.99, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 28, 2021)

In order to escape damnation, Shizuka Satomi makes a deal with the devil. She must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. She finds a young transgender runaway to be her seventh, but also develops a crush on a starship captain who might offer some other hope.

 

Barker, ...Read More

Read more

Magazines Received, September 2021

This list covers new SF/F/H print, online, and electronic periodicals (including regularly updated websites) seen by Locus magazine, focusing on those that publish fiction or reviews and criticism. To submit titles for listing on these pages, please send to Locus Publications, 655 13th St. #100, Oakland CA 94612 or email locus@locusmag.com.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Trevor Quachri, ed.
  • Vol. 91 Nos. 9 & 10, September/October 2021
  • $7.99, bimonthly, 208pp,
...Read More Read more

Weekly Bestsellers, 27 September 2021

Five new books published in mid-August appear on print bestseller lists this week, beginning with Joe Abercrombie’s The Wisdom of Crowds (Orbit), ranking #10 on the NYT fiction hardcover list.

Other debut titles are Kristen Britain’s Winterlight (DAW), Jay Kristoff’s Empire of the Vampire (St. Martin’s), Seanan McGuire’s When Sorrows Come (DAW), and Faith Hunter’s True Dead (Ace).

...Read More Read more

New Books: 21 September 2021

Anderson, Taylor: Artillerymen: Purgatory’s Shore

(Ace 978-0-593-20071-1, $27, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 21, 2021)

Alternate-world military SF novel, first in the Artillerymen series set in the world of the Destroyermen series. American soldiers from the time of the Mexican-American War get swept away to a deadly alternate Earth.

 

Bukowski, Helen: Milk Teeth

(Unnamed Press 978-1-951213-35-0, $26, formats: hardcover, ebook, September 21, 2021)

Near-future SF novel of climate ...Read More

Read more

Cover Reveal: Neal Shusterman’s Unwind Dystology

ALL FIVE BOOKS in Neal Shusterman’s New York Times bestselling Unwind Dystology (Unwind, UnWholly, UnSouled, UnDivided, and UnBound) are getting brand new covers! Cover art by Simon Prades, https://www.simonprades.com.

 

After the Second Civil War, the Bill of Life was passed, stating that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of 13. But it allows parents to ...Read More

Read more

New Books: 14 September 2021

Billingsley, Franny: The Robber Girl

(Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-6956-0, $18.99, 416pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 14, 2021)

Middle-grade fantasy/mystery novel about a girl who relies on her knife, but needs her wits when magical dolls give her three tasks.

 

Boyle, T.C.: Talk to Me

(HarperCollins/Ecco 978-0-06-305285-7, $27.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 14, 2021)

An animal behaviorist, his young chimp who speaks sign language, and enthusiastic undergraduate Aimee ...Read More

Read more

New Books: 7 September 2021

brown, adrienne maree: Grievers

(AK Press 978-1-84935-452-3, $15, 206pp, formats: trade paperback, September 7, 2021)

Fantasy novella, the first in the Black Dawn series. A woman investigates the cause of a mysterious plague in Detroit that leaves victims in a permanent non-responsive state.

 

 

Hall, Coy: Grimoire of the Four Impostors

(Nosetouch Press 978-1944286293, $28, 250pp, formats:  hardcover, trade paperback, audio, September 7, 2021)

Gothic horror novel told in ...Read More

Read more

Weekly Bestsellers, 6 September 2021

Two titles by Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles (Ecco trade paperback; first published in 2012) and Circe (Back Bay trade paperback; first published in 2018), previously untracked here, are added this week. The Song of Achilles is notable for ranking #1 on this week’s LA Times paperback list (and ranking on three other lists), not because a film or TV version is imminent, but apparently, according to Wikipedia, due
...Read More Read more

Forthcoming Books Through June 2022

The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the September 2021 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through June 2022. Find out about your favorite authors’ upcoming books!

For the complete list of books by publisher, subscribe to our print magazine or purchase the September issue in print or digital editions, available September 1, 2021.

While you are ...Read More

Read more