New Books: 6 December 2022

Baron, Melissa: Twice in a Lifetime

(The Quick Brown Fox/Alcove Press , $17.99, 325pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, December 6, 2022)

Fantasy timeslip novel of parallel realities. A woman gets messages supposedly from her husband in the future, trying to prevent her suicide.

Isla has moved away from Chicago after a breakdown; she now lives in a tiny cottage outside St. Louis, working as a graphic designer and figuring ...Read More

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Forthcoming Books Through September 2023

The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the December 2022 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through September 2023. 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, available December 1, 2022.

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Cover Reveal: When We Hold Each Other Up by Phoebe Wagner

Cover Reveal!

From author Phoebe Wagner comes an intriguing cover for When We Hold Each Other Up out this April from Android Press.

One rule oversees the post-apocalypse: never refuse a Harmonizer.

Storytellers claim there are two original stories. When a stranger named Eduardo, a Harmonizer with extraordinary powers, arrives with a warning, Rowan senses life is about to change. Eduardo warns that Haven City is growing and all those ...Read More

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New Books: 29 November 2022

de Bodard, Aliette: The Red Scholar’s Wake

(JAB Books 978-1-399-60138-2, $15.00, 315pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 24, 2022)

SF novel about a lesbian tech scavenger in a marriage of convenience with a sentient pirate spaceship.

 

Clare, Gwendolyn: In the City of Time

(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends 978-1-250-23074-4, $20.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 29, 2022)

Young-adult time-travel novel, the first in the eponymous duology, set in the world of Ink, ...Read More

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Magazines Received – November

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.

Bourbon Penn

  • Erik Secker, ed.
  • Is­sue No. 28, November 2022, $14.95 print/$2.99 digital/free online, three times a year, 172pp,
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New & Notable Books, November

 

Eugen Bacon, Chasing Whispers (Raw Dog Screaming 9/22) Collection of 13 stories, 11 new, of transformative Afro-irrealist Black speculative fiction by the acclaimed (and prolific) African Australian author.

 

 

Sarah Gailey, Just Like Home (Tor 7/22) Critical­ly applauded horror novel mixing supernatural and psychological elements with mystery. A woman returns to her childhood home, where strange developments make her question the past, when her father was accused of ...Read More

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New Books: 22 November 2022

Adler, Dahlia, ed.: At Midnight

(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1-250-80602-4, $19.99, 464pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 22, 2022)

Young-adult original anthology of 14 reimagined fairy tales, plus one new.

 

Anderson, Kevin J.: Double-Booked

(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-350-3, $21.99, 252pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, audio, November 22, 2022)

Humorous fantasy detective novel, eighth book in the series featuring Dan Shamble, zombie P.I., who has to deal with diabolical schemes surrounding the publication ...Read More

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New Books: 15 November 2022

Armentrout, Jennifer L.: A Light in the Flame

(Evil Eye Concepts/Blue Box Press 978-1-957568041, $31.99, 608pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 15, 2022)

Fantasy romance novel, second in the Flesh and Fire series. The only person who can save Sera now is the one she’s spent her life planning to kill.

 

Arnold, Justin: Wicked Little Things

(Tiny Ghost 978-1739983475, $12.99, 244pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, November ...Read More

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New Books: 8 November 2022

Bradley, Marion Zimmer, Ross, Deborah J.: The Laran Gambit

(Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust 978-1-938185-72-4, $29.99, 314pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 8, 2022)

SF novel in Bradley’s Darkover series. A Terran woman searching for a cure for a dictator’s mind-control device crash-lands on Darkover.

 

Britz-Cunningham, Scott: Interface

(Turner/Keylight 978-1684428809, $17.99, 464pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, November 5, 2022)

Near-future SF novel about a neural implant that ...Read More

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New Books: 1 November 2022

Anderson, Brian D.: The Sword’s Elegy

(Tor 978-1-250-21468-3, $20.99, 416pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, November 1, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the third in the Sorcerer’s Song series about a reluctant bard-turned-assassin.The doom of humankind has at last been realized. Belkar’s prison is broken and his army is on the move. The nations of Lamoria, unaware of the greater danger, look to repel the aggression of Ralmarstad.

 

Bara, Dave: Trinity’s ...Read More

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Magazines Received – September

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.

 

Conjunctions: 78, Fear Itself

  • Brad­ford Morrow, ed.
  • Issue No. 78, Fall 2021 $20.00 individuals/$30 institu­tions and internationally, biannual,
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New Books: 25 October 2022

Baker, A. Deborah: Into the Windwracked Wilds

(Tordotcom 978-1-250-84844-4, $20.99, 224pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 25, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the third book in the Up-and-Under series begun in Over the Woodward Wall, the book-within-a-book from Middlegame by Seanan McGuire. When the improbable road leaves Avery and Zib in the land of Air and at the mercy of the Queen of Swords, escape without becoming monsters may be impossible. ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, October

Sunyi Dean, The Book Eaters (Tor 8/22) A first novel getting a lot of critical praise, this strange and gripping horror novel involves cult-like families who actually eat books and absorb their contents. One such woman, raised by her reclusive Yorkshire clan on fairy tales and cautionary stories, has a son with a rare hunger for human minds, not books, and does her best to care for him in “a ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 24 October 2022

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Illustrated Edition, by J.K. Rowling with illustrations by Jim Kay and Neil Packer, debuts on two print lists this week at #1. (Presumably it will never be listed separately by the New York Times, which subsumes all Harry Potter titles into a single entry on its Children’s Series list.)

A new volume of Game of Thrones history, The Rise of

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New Books: 18 October 2022

Andrew, Kelly: The Whispering Dark

(Scholastic Press 978-1338809473, $18.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 18, 2022)

Young-adult dark fantasy novel. A deaf girl joins a prestigious university program that trains students to slip between parallel worlds.

 

Azad, Nafiza: Road of the Lost

(Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1-5344-8499-3, $19.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, October 18, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel. Croi believes herself to be a humble brownie, until a book ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 17 October 2022

The fifth illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Illustrated Edition (Scholastic), already ranking on Amazon lists for three months with pre-publication orders, was released October 11th. It ranks #6 today at Amazon.com

Meanwhile Stephen King has outlasted some competition and returns to 1st place on two lists. On the other hand, it doesn’t rank among LA Times‘s top ten

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New Books: 11 October 2022

Barnett, Fiona: The Dark Between the Trees

(Rebellion/Solaris UK 978-1-78618-713-0, $26.99, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 11, 2022)

Horror novel. In 1643 seventeen soldiers retreated into the haunted Moresby Wood. Only two emerged, telling strange stories. In the present day, a group of researchers return to Morseby Wood to find out what happened.

 

Brooks, Terry: Daughter of Darkness

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-35741-5, $28.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, ...Read More

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New Books: 4 October 2022

Adams, Erin E.: Jackal

(Penguin Random House/Bantam 978-0-593-49930-6, $27.00, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 4, 2022)

Mystery horror novel. Something is taking Black girls in a small, mostly white, town.

 

Aguirre, Ann: Extra Witchy

(Sourcebooks Casablanca 978-1-7282-6246-8, $15.99, 352pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, October 4, 2022)

Feminist fantasy romantic comedy novel, the third in the Fix-It Witches series. Leanne, after two failed marriages, cares more for her ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: The Meister of Decimen City by Brenna Raney

Cover Reveal!

We are so pleased to have a first look at this “super” fantastical cover for The Meister of Decimen City by author Brenna Raney, out this March from CamCat Books.

From the publisher:

No one cares that you cured cancer if you also cloned a horde of dinosaurs and let them rampage down the street.

Supergenius and quasi-villain Rex normally can’t go a week without accidentally endangering Decimen ...Read More

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Magazines Received – August

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. 9 & 10, September/October 2022
  • $8.99, bimonthly, 208pp,
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New Books: 27 September 2022

Ames, Alison: It Looks Like Us

(Page Street 978-1-64567-618-8, $18.99, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, September 27, 2022)

Young-adult horror novel. Teens interning at an Antarctic research base face something that looks human.

 

Anderson, Taylor: Artillerymen: Hell’s March

(Ace 978-0-593-20074-2, $28.00, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 27, 2022)

Alternate-world military SF novel, second in the Artillerymen series set in the world of the Destroyermen series. American soldiers from 1847 ...Read More

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