Katherine Arden, The Girl in the Tower (Del Rey 12/17) This enchanting follow-up to the stunning debut The Bear and the Nightingale continues the Winternight series, inspired by Russian folk tales and legends. Heroine Vasilia rejects the acceptable paths of marriage or the convent in favor of an unlikely third option: dressing as a boy and setting off on horseback for adventure, and in the process, she comes to the ...Read MoreRead more
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month 1) Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1 – 2) Artemis, Andy Weir (Crown) 1 – 3) Edgedancer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 1 – 4) Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit US) 3 2 5) The Power, Naomi Alderman (Little, Brown) 1 – 6) The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman (Knopf) 2 4 7) The Mongrel Mage, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor) 1 – 8) ...Read More Read more
John Kessel’s Pride and Prometheus, Ned Beauman’s Madness Is Better Than Defeat, David Pedreira’s Gunpowder Moon, and titles by RJ Barker, Jordanna Max Brodsky, Rachel Caine & Ann Aguiree, Susan Dennard, Thoraiya Dyer, Tom Miller, Gavin Smith, Jo Walton, and Scott Westerfeld/Margo Lanagan/Deborah Biancotti. ...Read MoreRead more
The US edition of Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time and titles by E.C. Ambrose, Sue Burke, Eric Flint et al., Jasmine Gower, S. Jae-Jones, Vic James, Les Johnson, Gini Koch, Elizabeth Moon, Tamora Pierce, Beth Plutchak, R.A. Salvatore, Thomas Sweterlitsch, E.J. Swift, Travis S. Taylor, and Alex Wells. ...Read MoreRead more
Online bookseller Amazon.com published its yearly array of lists to promote the best books of 2017, with editors’ selections in various categories.
The Editors’ Picks: Top 100 Print Books includes the following works of genre interest:
- #6 Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders (Random House)
- #8 You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir, Sherman Alexie (Little, Brown)
- #9 Sourdough, Robin Sloane (MCD)
- #16 Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory (Knopf)
The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the December 2017 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through September 2018. Find out about your favorite authors upcoming books!
For the complete list of books by publisher, subscribe to our print magazine or purchase the December issue in print or digital editions.
Chris Brookmyre, Places in the Darkness (Orbit 11/17) A novelist noted for his mysteries and crime novels (as Christopher Brookmyre), the author here mixes plenty of hard SF with mystery in a complex tale of murder and memory manipulation set on a space station where rival groups build test designs for the great colony ship that will carry mankind to the stars.
S.A. Chakraborty, The City of Brass (Harper ...Read MoreRead more
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month 1) What the Hell Did I Just Read, David Wong (St. Martin’s) 1 – 2) Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit US) 2 1 3) Vallista, Steven Brust (Tor) 1 – 4) The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman (Knopf) 1 – 5) The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (DAW) 5 – 6) The Core, Peter V. Brett (Del Rey) 2 ...Read More Read more
Published today, the US edition of Nick Harkaway’s Gnomon, anthology Robots vs. Fairies edited by Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, Charles Stross’ Dark State, and titles by Genevieve Cogman, Terry Goodkind, Michelle Hauck, Ian Donald Keeling, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Tarkoff, and Django Wexler. ...Read MoreRead more
How might a God test the worthiness of their people?
Religious traditions the world over are fascinated by this question. How will we prove to our Gods that we are following their rules, that we are just and virtuous, that we are deserving of reward?
A worthy answer to this question lies in an oft-repeated fable: the god disguises themself as a beggar, sits at the roadside, and waits to ...Read MoreRead more