Alex Bledsoe, The Fairies of Sadieville (Tor 4/18) This is the sixth and final volume of the Tufa series, begun with The Hum and the Shiver (2011), about a hidden community of people descended from fairy folk living the modern Appalachian mountains. Film students Justin and Veronica discover a silent film that’s more than a century old, depicting a young woman transforming into a winged creature, and set off on ...Read MoreRead more
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month 1) Burn Bright, Patricia Briggs (Ace) 1 – 2) Lake Silence, Anne Bishop (Ace) 1 – 3) Child of a Mad God, R.A. Salvatore (Tor) 2 4 4) Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 5 1 5) A Call to Vengeance, David Weber, Timothy Zahn & Thomas Pope (Baen) 1 – 6) The Power, Naomi Alderman (Little, Brown) 5 7 7) Iron Gold, Pierce Brown ...Read More
Peter Watts’ The Freeze-Frame Revolution, Yoon Ha Lee’s Revenant Gun, Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Ten, a book by Douglas E. Cowan about religious themes in Stephen King, and other titles by Jacqueline Carey, C. Robert Cargill, John Connolly, K.D. Edwards, R.S. Ford, Simon R. Green, A.J. Hartley, and Dave Hutchinson. ...Read MoreRead more
The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the June 2018 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through March 2019. Find out about your favorite authors’ upcoming books!
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Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone (Holt 3/18) West African lore infuses this young-adult fantasy novel, the first book in the Legacy of Orisha trilogy and a first novel gathering considerable acclaim. Zélie fights to reclaim her people’s magic and stop the monarchy’s ruthless efforts to eradicate it.
Elizabeth Bear, Stone Mad (Tor.com Publishing 3/18) The steampunk Old West fantasy adventures of Karen Memory continue in this rollicking ...Read MoreRead more
Prior to my career as a writer, I worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation. My job was to help communities prepare for natural and man-made events, some of them bordering on apocalyptic. I spent most of my time working with communities to prepare for these disasters, but I also spent time in the field observing and documenting the aftermath when disaster struck. Seeing how devastating ...Read MoreRead more
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month 1) Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 4 1 2) Artemis, Andy Weir (Crown) 4 3 3) Iron Gold, Pierce Brown (Del Rey) 2 2 4) Child of a Mad God, R.A. Salvatore (Tor) 1 – 5) Tempests and Slaughter, Tamora Pierce (Random House) 1 – 6) Into the Fire, Elizabeth Moon (Del Rey) 1 – 7) The Power, Naomi Alderman (Little, Brown) 4 4 ...Read More
This is the 349th week that George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has appeared on this bestseller list compilation page since these weekly pages began in January 2003, covering now not quite 800 weeks. It’s the record; next is Martin’s A Game of Thrones, on 276 weekly pages, then Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, on 275 weekly pages. ...Read More Read more
Greg Egan’s Phoresis, R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War; collections and novellas by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Priya Sharma, Steven Rasnic Tem, and Connie Willis; an anthology from Bill Campbell, & Francesco Verso; and novels by James Abbott, Joseph Brassey, Emily Devenport, Faith Hunter, Sarah J. Maas, Sylvain Neuvel, Eliot Peper, S.A. Sidor, Jodi Taylor, and Steve White & Charles E. Gannon. ...Read MoreRead more
Two published books debut this week: Richard Powers’ novel The Overstory (Norton), ranking as high as #12 on the New York Times list; and a Star Wars novel by Daniel José Older, Last Shot (Del Rey), ranking #15 on the NYT list.
And forthcoming in November, but already selling on two Amazon lists: George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood: A History of House Targaryen of Westeros, Volume 1 (Bantam). ...Read MoreRead more
Kelly Barnhill, Dreadful Young Ladies (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2/18) Newbery Medal winner Barnhill’s first collection presents nine fantastic stories for adults, infused by her very distinctive, poetic voice, with tales full of fairytale elements, interesting insects, and ladies who refuse to follow the rules, including the title character of the quirkily dystopian novella, “The Unlicensed Magician”.
Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell, The Tangled Lands (Saga 2/18) ...Read MoreRead more
Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 12, John Scalzi’s Head On, Sam J. Miller’s Blackfish City, Jack McDevitt’s The Long Sunset, and titles by Bryan Camp, Cass Morris, Emma Newman, Jeremy C. Shipp, and AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller. ...Read MoreRead more