Gardner Dozois’ anthology The Book of Magic, Steven Erikson’s Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart, John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire, and titles by Lila Bowen, Paula Guran, S.T. Joshi, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Mercedes Lackey, Tim Major, and R.E. Stearns. ...Read MoreRead more
Several titles debut this week, beginning with Anne Rice’s Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (Knopf), ranking #5 on two lists, and David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor (Baen), ranking on three lists as high as #7.
Other debuts, as shown in the table below, are by David Levithan, Ransom Riggs, Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, Laini Taylor, and Martha Wells. ...Read MoreRead more
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month 1) Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) 1 – 2) Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace) 2 1 3) The Skaar Invasion, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 2 4 4) Outcasts of Order, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 2 6 5) Kill the Farm Boy, Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne (Del Rey) 1 – 6) The Privilege of Peace, Tanya Huff (DAW) 2 9 7) Oathbringer, ...Read More
Ursula K. Le Guin’s last book of poems, So Far So Good: Poems 2014–2018, and other titles by Dale Bailey, Ben Bova, Amy S. Foster, Vic James, Gary Kemble, Marie O’Regan, Ransom Riggs, K. Arsenault Rivera, and K.B. ...Read MoreRead more
N.K. Jemisin & John Joseph Adams’ The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018, Ellen Datlow’s The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction, Derek Künsken’s debut novel The Quantum Magician, Rich Larson’s debut collection Tomorrow Factory, and titles by Charlie Jane Anders, Terry Brooks, Catherine Cerveny, Julie E. Czerneda, N.S. Dolkart, Brendan DuBois, Dave Duncan, Jennifer Estep, ...Read MoreRead more
Shaun Tan’s Tales from the Inner City, Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman’s Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic, Sheldon Teitelbaum & Emmanuel Lottem’s Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, and titles by Katherine Arden, Grace Draven, Cherie Priest, Iain Reid, Beth Revis, Rena Rossner, V.E. Schwab, and Tom Seigel ...Read MoreRead more
A new thriller by Dean Koontz, The Forbidden Door (Bantam), debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #5 on two of them.
Note that an error today on the Publishers Weekly website replaces the Children’s Frontlist Fiction list with a repeat of the Children’s Picture Books list; thus none of the YA titles that ranked on the PW list last week show up this week. ...Read MoreRead more
B. Catling, The Cloven (Vintage 7/18) The final volume in the dark historical fantasy Vorrh trilogy (after The Vorrh and The Erstwhile) brings this ambitious and unpredictable series to a moving conclusion. Afrikaner socialite Cyrena Lohr mourns the death of her cyclops lover Ishmael and has a dalliance with naturalist Eugène Marais, who gives her a gift that allows her visions of another world… while Nicholas the Erstwhile senses looming ...Read MoreRead more
The US edition of Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling, plus titles by Myke Cole, Claire G. Coleman, Sebastien de Castell, Deborah Harkness, Tanya Huff, George Mann, Mark Morris, Catherine Reef, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Tieryas, Harry Turtledove, and Edward Willett. ...Read MoreRead more
Several titles debut on lists this week, most prominently a new Forgotten Realms novel by R.A. Salvatore, Timeless (Harper Voyager), ranking as high as #11 on the Publishers Weekly list.
Also: Flight or Fright, an anthology edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent and published by Cemetery Dance — the second title from that publishers ever compiled on these pages, after Gwendy’s Button Box by King and Richard ...Read MoreRead more
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month 1) Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace) 1 – 2) The Hills Have Spies, Mercedes Lackey (DAW) 1 – 3) Season of Storms, Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit US) 1 – 4) The Skaar Invasion, Terry Brooks (Del Rey) 1 – 5) Starless, Jacqueline Carey (Tor) 1 – 6) Outcasts of Order, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1 – 7) King of Ashes, Raymond E. Feist (Harper Voyager ...Read More
Christopher Priest’s An American Story, Sjón’s CoDex 1962, and titles by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, Glen Cook, Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Sara Hanover, Dean Koontz, Malka Older, Parker Peevyhouse, Angus Watson, and Scott Westerfeld ...Read MoreRead more
Ten years of Tor.com short fiction in Irene Gallo’s anthology Worlds Seen in Passing, J.R.R. Tolkien’s unfinished The Fall of Gondolin, Stephen King & Ben Vincent’s anthology Flight or Fright, and new titles by Stephen Aryan, Larry Correia, Jaine Fenn, Sean Grigsby, Peter F. Hamilton, Nick Mamatas, Michael J. Martinez, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire, Patrick Ness & Rovina Cai, Tim Pratt, Justina Robson, Greg van Eekhout, Steve ...Read MoreRead more
The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the September 2018 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through June 2019. Find out about your favorite authors upcoming books!
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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 MoreRead more
Cixin Liu’s Ball Lightening, collections by Michael Bishop and F. Brett Cox, Karl Schroeder’s The Million, and other titles by Cathy Clamp, S.K. Dunstall, Catherine Egan, Alan Dean Foster, Jon Hollins, Marina J. Lostetter, Ling Ma, Abbey Mei Otis, Jason Ridler, Lawrence M. Schoen, and Francesco Verso ...Read MoreRead more