Magazines Received – April

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

  • Sheila Williams, ed.
  • Vol. 46 Nos. 5 & 6, Whole Numbers 556 & 557
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New & Notable Books, May 2022

 

Eugen Bacon, Mage of Fools (Meerkat 3/22) Bacon’s distinct style stands out in this genre-blending dystopian fantasy novel. Jasmin opposes a dictator who hates fic­tion and has nearly destroyed the environment with the help of his sorcerer – but Jasmin has her late husband’s forbidden story machine with its subversive tales of a better world.

 

 

Ben Bova, Sam Gunn Jr. (Blackstone 3/22) The last completed novel from ...Read More

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New Books: 24 May 2022

Bruno, Rhett C., Castle, Jaime: Cold as Hell

(Blackstone Publishing 9798200710676, $28.99, 419pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 24, 2022)

Western dark fantasy/horror novel, the first in the Black Badge series. Includes bonus prequel story. James Crowley died in a gunfight, and is now stuck in purgatory, doing penance by fighting evil in the service of the White Throne.

 

Chaon, Dan: Sleepwalk

(Macmillan/Holt 978-1-250-17521-2, $27.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ...Read More

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New Books: 17 May 2022

Abdullah, Chelsea: The Stardust Thief

(Orbit US 978-0-316-36876-6, $28.00, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 17, 2022)

Fantasy novel inspired by One Thousand and One Nights/Middle-Eastern folklore.

 

Afifi, Nadia: The Emergent

(Flame Tree Press US 978-1787586666, $14.95, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 17, 2022)

SF thriller/horror novel about clones and immortality, sequel to The Sentient.

 

Bustamante, Ashley: Vivid

(Third Day Books/Enclave Escape 9781621842309, $22.99, 304pp, ...Read More

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New Books: 10 May 2022

Chen, Mike: Star Wars: Brotherhood

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-35857-3, $28.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 10, 2022)

Star Wars tie-in novel, set just after the events of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

 

Finelli, Jen: Neodymium Betrayal

(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-284-1, $18.99, 406pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 4, 2022)

SF novel, second in The Neodymium Chronicles series. A young space veteran is already struggling with trauma ...Read More

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New Books: 3 May 2022

Banker, Ashok K.: The Blind King’s Wrath

(Harper Voyager US 978-0-358-45133-4, $17.99, 416pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, May 3, 2022)

Indian fantasy novel, third and final in the Burnt Empire series. Krushni and her father, the Demonlord Jarsun, battle for the Burning Throne and the fate of the Krushan dynasty.

 

Barnhill, Kelly: When Women Were Dragons

(Penguin Random House/Doubleday 978-0385548229, $28.00, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 3, ...Read More

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Magazines Received – April

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.

Fiction River: Broken Dreams

  • Kris­tine Kathryn Rusch, ed.
  • Issue No. 37
  • $15.99 paper/$6.99 digital, irreg­ular, 224pp, 14 x 21½
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New Books: 26 April 2022

Arnold, Luke: One Foot in the Fade

(Orbit US 978-0-316-66877-4, $17.99, 464pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 26, 2022)

Supernatural mystery novel, third in the Fetch Phillips Archives series featuring a down-and-out human PI in a world where magic has run out. Fetch investigates an angel that fell from the sky, leaving a crater in the sidewalk.

 

Cornell, Paul: Rosebud

(Tordotcom 978-1-250-76539-0, $14.99, 110pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, April 2022

 

Daniel Abraham, Age of Ash (Orbit US & UK 2/22) A great, ancient city provides the backdrop for the new epic fantasy Kithamar trilogy by critically ac­claimed author Abraham, who weaves together a tap­estry of complex characters, intrigues, and mystery as it follows a thief who investigates her brother’s murder and digs up dangerous secrets.

 

 

Edward Ashton, Mickey7 (St. Martin’s 2/22; Solaris 2/22) In this darkly humorous ...Read More

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New Books: 19 April 2022

Bowman, Akemi Dawn: The Genesis Wars

(Simon & Schuster 978-1-5344-5654-9, $19.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 18, 2022)

Young-adult SF novel, second in the Infinity Courts series, taking place 10 months after the events of the previous book.

 

Cervantes, J.C.: Flirting with Fate

(Penguin Random House/Razorbill 978-0-593-40445-4, $18.99, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 19, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy romance novel. Ava’s recently deceased Nana is stuck as a ...Read More

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New Books: 12 April 2022

Aaronovitch, Ben: Amongst Our Weapons

(DAW 978-0-7564-1483-2, $27.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)

Urban fantasy/detective novel, the ninth in the Rivers of London series, about Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, who solves magical crimes in the city of London.

 

Chadburn, Melissa: A Tiny Upward Shove

(Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, Giroux 9780374603946, $27.00, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)

Fantasy novel. Marina Salles is murdered and ...Read More

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New Books: 5 April 2022

Aguirre, Ann: Boss Witch

(Sourcebooks Casablanca 978-1-72824-019-0, $15.99, 368pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 5, 2022)

Feminist fantasy romantic comedy novel, the second in the Fix-It Witches series. A perfectly logical witch and a dedicated witch hunter shouldn’t have feelings for each other, but can’t resist.

 

Anders, Charlie Jane: Dreams Bigger than Heartbreak

(Tor Teen 978-1-250-31739-1, $18.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 5, 2022)

Young-adult SF novel, ...Read More

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Forthcoming Books Through December 2022

The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the March 2022 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through December 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 March issue in print or digital editions, available March 1, 2022.

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New Books: 29 March 2022

Bastianelli, Gregory: Shadow Flicker

(Flame Tree Press US 9781787586765, $26.95, 304pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, March 28, 2022)

Horror novel. An investigator travels to an island off the coast of Maine to document the negative effects of shadow flicker from wind turbines, but something much worse appears to be affecting the local animals and people.

 

Broaddus, Maurice: Sweep of Stars

(Tor 978-1-250-26493-0, $27.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, ...Read More

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Magazines Received – March

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. 3 & 4, March/April 2022
  • $7.99, bimonthly, 208pp,
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New & Notable Books, March 2022

Kathryn Barker, Waking Romeo (Flatiron 1/22) This post-apocalyptic YA novel, first published last year in Australia, combines elements of Romeo & Juliet, Wuthering Heights, and time travel to create a clever and romantic whole.

 

 

Jessamine Chan, The School for Good Mothers (Simon & Schuster 1/22) This debut SF novel concerns a mother sent to a draconian govern­ment reform program after “neglecting” her child in a moment ...Read More

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New Books: 22 March 2022

Blackmoore, Stephen: Suicide Kings

(DAW 978-0-7564-1763-5, $17.47, 224pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 22, 2022)

Urban fantasy/noir novel, seventh in the series about LA necromancer Eric Carter. Carter helps a friend with a deadly ritual in Los Angeles, while struggling to adjust to being brought back from the grave.

 

Butner, Richard: The Adventurists

(Small Beer Press 978-1618731944, $17.00, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 22, 2022)

Collection of 16 ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: The House of Drought by Dennis Mombauer

Today’s cover reveal is from Stelliform Press for The House of Drought by Dennis Mombauer: a gorgeous, and just the right amount creepy, cover for this novella set in Sri Lanka, about life that survives the ravages of colonization and climate change. Coming July 14, 2022. Check out the trailer below!

 

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A HAUNTED HOUSE FOR THE CLIMATE CHANGE ERA. On the island of Sri Lanka, at ...Read More

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New Books: 15 March 2022

Bacon, Eugen: Mage of Fools

(Meerkat Press 978-1-946154-66-8, $15.95, 222pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, March 15, 2022)

Dystopian fantasy novel. Jasmin must contend with Mafinga’s tyrannical, book-hating king’s sorcerer to cleanse the socialist state of deadly pollution.

 

Banwo, Ayanna Lloyd: When We Were Birds

(Penguin Random House/Doubleday 978-0-385-54726-0, $27.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 15, 2022)

Literary fantasy novel set in Trinidad. A woman with the power ...Read More

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