Julie C. Dao, Song of the Crimson Flower (Philomel 11/19) Dao returns to her acclaimed, Asian-inspired world of the Rise of the Empress series for this new young-adult tale of a noble girl who rejects a poor apprentice, then regrets it – and finds his flute with his soul trapped inside it, and decides to break the curse. A beautifully woven story of magic, adventure, and the power of true ...Read MoreRead more
New titles this week are by S.K. Dunstall, William Gibson, Terry Goodkind, Charlie N. Holmberg, Simon Ings, Sarah Kozloff, Tochi Onyebuchi, Chana Porter, Alexander Weinstein, and F.C. Yee. ...Read MoreRead more
New titles this week are by Mike Chen, Rod Duncan, Sara Hanover, Charlaine Harris, S.A. Hunt, Simon Jimenez, Joanna Kavenna, Parker Peevyhouse, Ransom Riggs, and Rebecca Roanhorse. ...Read MoreRead more
New titles this week are by Sean Adams, Lois McMaster Bujold, Andrew Caldecott, C.J. Cherryh, Patrick Chiles, Genevieve Cogman, Tessa Gratton, Gareth Hanrahan, Marc-Uwe Kling, Seanan McGuire, Daniel José Older, John Ringo, Kacey Ezell & Christopher L. Smith, Sarena Ulibarri, and Django Wexler. ...Read MoreRead more
New titles this week are by Ilona Andrews, Deborah Teramis Christian, Joe R. Lansdale, and Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas. ...Read MoreRead more
Nina Allan, The Dollmaker (Other 10/19) Allan’s Gothic and experimental novel concerns a man who falls in love with an institutionalized woman he knows only through her letters and contains multiple nested short stories by a (fictional) writer and dollmaker named Ewa Chapman, which tend more overtly toward fantasy, horror, and even dystopian SF – “disturbing non-fairy tales that occupy a territory somewhere between Angela Carter and the more mordant ...Read MoreRead more
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Joe Abercrombie, A Little Hatred (Orbit US 9/19) Abercrombie makes a welcome return to the grimdark world of the First Law trilogy, giving it fresh flavor as he picks up with a new generation in this first book in the Age of Madness trilogy. Industrial revolution has dawned, with accompanying social change and unrest, leaving young people to find new ways to prove themselves – but trouble always remains.Read more