Cover Reveal: Hamlet, Prince of Robots by M. Darusha Wehm

Cover Reveal!

Check out this cool cover reveal from Potentia Press: a stunningly futuristic cover of Hamlet, Prince of Robots by M. Darusha Wehm. Love the neon skull!

 

Praise for the Book:

“Like Succession meets Blade Runner … an extremely compelling and satisfying read that allowed me to investigate my own place in our time of communion and interdependence with machines.” —Pip Adam, author of Acorn Prize winner The ...Read More

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New Books: 9 August 2022

Adlakha, Sarah: Midnight on the Marne

(Tor/Forge 978-1-250-77459-0, $26.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Alternate history/time loop fantasy novel. A soldier’s action changes the outcome of WWI, and he gets a chance to go back and set things right.

 

Chu, Wesley: The Art of Prophecy

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-23763-2, $28.99, 544pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the first book in the ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: Karma of the Sun by Brandon Ying Kit Boey

Cover Reveal!

Today’s cover reveal is from CamCat Books: a gorgeous and mystical cover for Brandon Ying Kit Boey’s debut novel Karma of the Sun.

 

Praise for the Book

“A hero’s journey for the end of the world, Karma of the Sun is a must-read for anyone reckoning with where we are now and where we will go next.” —Erin Swan, author of Walk the Vanished Earth

“With ...Read More

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New Books: 2 August 2022

Attebery, Brian: Fantasy: How it Works

(Oxford University Press 978-0-1928-5623-4, $27.95, 208pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, June 30, 2022)

Non-fiction, critical exploration of the genre, its popularity, and its relevance to contemporary experience as “the lie that speaks truth”. Authors covered include Ursula K. Le Guin, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor.

 

Blair, Melissa: A Broken Blade

(Barnes & Noble/Union Square & Co. 9781454947875, $17.99, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ...Read More

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Magazines Received – June

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. 92 Nos. 7 & 8, July/August 2022
  • $8.99, bimonthly, 208pp,
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New Books: 26 July 2022

Boorman, Kate A.: Into the Sublime

(Macmillan/Holt 978-1-250-19170-0, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 26, 2022)

Young-adult horror/mystery novel. Four teenage girls descend into a dangerous underground cave system in search of a lake of local legend, said to reveal your deepest fears.

 

Chen, Gina: Violet Made of Thorns

(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-0-593-42753-8, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 26, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel inspired by fairytales ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, July 2022

 

Ben Aaronovitch, Amongst Our Weapons (Orion; DAW 4/22) Time is tight in this ninth urban fantasy detective novel in the Rivers of London. DC Peter Grant has to stop a series of murders involving possibly magical rings, even as his river-goddess partner Beverley prepares to give birth to twins any day. The basic magical mystery is, as usual, delightfully strange and occasionally horrifying, while the pending births add a ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: The Registration by Madison Lawson

Cover reveal! 
From author Madison Lawson comes a thrilling cover for The Registration,
out this September from CamCat Books.

 

You can’t outrun the Registration

Imagine it’s legal to commit one murder in your lifetime⎯if you Register the victim and accomplish the kill within fourteen days. So when Lynell Mize stands in line to Register the man who abused her as a child, she’s shocked to hear a stranger ...Read More

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New Books: 19 July 2022

Anderson, Kevin J., Longueira, Allyson, eds.: Gilded Glass

(WordFire Press 978-1680573435, $17.99, 338pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, July 19, 2022)

Anthology of 24 original short speculative stories on the theme of deception. Authors include Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry, Alan Dean Foster, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Michaelbrent Collings. Edited by Anderson and Longuiera along with their publishing graduate students at Western Colorado University.

 

Cassidy, Nat: Mary: An Awakening of ...Read More

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New Books: 12 July 2022

Beauman, Ned: Venomous Lumpsucker

(Soho Press 9781641294126, $27.95, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, July 12, 2022)

Near-future SF novel about two people trying to preserve the most intelligent fish on the planet, a small, ugly bottom-feeder.

 

Burgis, Stephanie: Touchstones

(Five Fathoms Press 979-8450717692, $14.99, 372pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 11, 2022)

Collection of 16 fantasy stories, two new. Stories include fairy-tale reframings, Victorian romance, and contemporary ghosts.

 

Burian, ...Read More

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New Books: 5 July 2022

Abbott, Alana Joli, Rios, Julia, eds.: Bridge to Elsewhere

(Outland Entertainment 978-1-954255333, $17.95, 367pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 5, 2022)

Original anthology of SF stories centered around a spaceship’s crew. Authors include John Chu, C.S.E. Cooney, SL Huang, and Justin C. Key.

 

Chambers, James, Gyzander, Carol, eds.: Even in the Grave

(eSpec/NeoParadoxa 978-1-956463-03-3, $17.95, 254pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 1, 2022)

Original anthology of ghost stories. Authors ...Read More

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Magazines Received – May

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.

Dark Matter Magazine

  • Rob Carroll, ed.
  • Issue #9, May/June 2022
  • $15.00 print/$4.99 digital, bimonthly, 156pp
  • Lit­erary magazine exploring the
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New Books: 28 June 2022

Albert, Melissa: Our Crooked Hearts

(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1-250-82636-7, $18.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 28, 2022)

Young-adult contemporary fantasy novel of teens and witchcraft, past and present.

 

Bazawule, Blitz: The Scent of Burnt Flowers

(Penguin Random House/Ballantine 978-0-593-49623-7, $27.00, 256pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 28, 2022)

A Black couple flees 1960s America, seeking a fresh start in Ghana, only to find suspense, lust, magic, and danger.

 

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New & Notable Books, June 2022

 

John Crowley, Flint and Mirror (Tor 4/22) Our most excellent literary fantastist expands his 2018 novella of the same name in this historical fantasy about the Elizabethan conflict between the English and Irish, focused on an Irish lord who finds himself with torn loyalties after receiving two magical tokens: an obsid­ian mirror from Queen Elizabeth and a chip of flint from the ancient peoples of Ireland.

 

 

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New Books: 21 June 2022

Allocco, Benjamin: Mr. Ugly

(Black Rose Writing 781684339655, $21.95, 325pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, June 16, 2022)

Horror novel. The psychic Gertie, a detective, and a teen fight a malicious entity that possesses people, forcing them to kill in sadistic ways.

 

Bayron, Kalynn: This Wicked Fate

(Bloomsbury USA 978-1-5476-0920-8, $18.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 21, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to This Poison Heart.

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New Books: 14 June 2022

Addison, Katherine: The Grief of Stones

(Tor 978-1-250-81389-3, $25.99, 256pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 14, 2022)

Steampunk fantasy novel, sequel to Witness for the Dead. Witness for the Dead Thara Celehar helps investigate the murder of a marquise, revealing many secrets in the process.

 

Alsberg, Sasha: Breaking Time

(Harlequin/Inkyard Press 978-1-335-28489-1, $19.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 14, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy time-slip romance novel. Klara finds ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: Arboreality by Rebecca Campbell

Today’s cover reveal is from Stelliform Press for Arboreality by Rebecca Campbell: a gorgeous and surreal cover for this novella expansion of the Sturgeon Award winning short story “An Important Failure”. Check out the trailer below!

About the Book

“A beautifully built, slow, careful story… a wonderful read.” —Charles Payseur

“A deeply affecting meditation on loss, creation, and hope.” —Gary K Wolfe

A professor in pandemic isolation rescues books from ...Read More

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New Books: 7 June 2022

Alsaid, Adi: Before Takeoff

(Penguin Random House/Knopf 978-0593375761, $18.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel. Two teens meet and begin to fall for each other while stranded in the Atlanta airport, where flashing green lights turn out to be buttons that break the rules of the universe, causing weird disasters.

 

Datlow, Ellen, ed.: Screams From the Dark

(Tor Nightfire 978-1-250-79706-3, $28.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ...Read More

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New Books: 31 May 2022

Adelmann, Maria: How to Be Eaten

(Little, Brown 978-0316450843, $28.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Fantasy novel. Women in a present-day support group in New York City share their traumatic life stories, each of which is based on a different fairy tale.

 

Anthony, Piers: Six Crystal Princesses

(Open Road 978-1-5040-6690-7, $16.99, 292pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 31, 2022)

Fantasy novel, 46th in the Xanth ...Read More

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