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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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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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.

 

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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 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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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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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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New Books: 20 September 2022

Bennett, Joshua: The Study of Human Life

(Penguin Random House/Penguin 9780143136828, $20.00, 144pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, September 20, 2022)

Collection, a poetry/speculative fiction hybrid. His first work of speculative fiction, “The Book of Mycah”, brings Malcolm X back from the dead; two sets of autobiographical poems frame the story.

 

Bevan, Deniz: Druid’s Moon

(Dancing Lemur Press 978-1-939844-86-6, $16.95, 176pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, September 20, 2022)

Fantasy ...Read More

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New Books: 13 September 2022

Amor, Gemma: Full Immersion

(Angry Robot UK 978-0-85766-981-0, $15.99, 352pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, September 13, 2022)

SF horror. A traumatized woman with amnesia finds her own dead body and sets out to uncover the truth of her demise.

 

Bacon, Eugen: Chasing Whispers

(Raw Dog Screaming/Anti-Oedipus 978-1-947879-44-7, $15.95, 198pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, September 8, 2022)

Original collection of 13 stories (two reprints) of transformative Afro-irrealist Black speculative fiction. ...Read More

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New Books: September 6, 2022

Berwah, Tanvi: Monsters Born and Made

(Sourcebooks Fire 978-1-72824-762-5, $18.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 6, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel with South Asian and classical mythical elements, about a teen who hunts maristags, giant ocean beasts, so her family can survive, but desperation forces her to cheat her way into a competition for the elite.

 

Bishop, Ash: Intergalactic Exterminators, Inc.

(CamCat Books 978-0744305869, $20.99, 608pp, formats: trade paperback, ...Read More

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New Books: 30 August 2022

Acker, Ben: Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires

(Simon & Schuster 978-1665917001, $17.99, 192pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, August 30, 2022)

Collection of scary stories to tell vampires so they’ll keep you alive.

 

Bannen, Megan: The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy

(Orbit 978-0-356-51866-4, $17.99, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 23, 2022)

Humorous fantasy romance novel. Small town Marshal Hart Ralston unwittingly gets his nemesis, the undertaker Mercy ...Read More

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New Books: 23 August 2022

Andrews, Ilona: Ruby Fever

(HarperCollins/Avon 978-0-06-287839-7, $7.99, 384pp, formats: paperback, hardcover, ebook, audio, August 23, 2022)

Paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel, the third in the trilogy featuring Catalina Baylor and sixth overall in the Hidden Legacy series.

 

Aryan, Stephen: The Warrior

(Angry Robot US 978-0-85766-958-2, $14.99, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the second in The Quest for Heroes series, about a hero who believes ...Read More

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New Books: 16 August 2022

Bacon, Eugen: An Earnest Blackness

(Raw Dog Screaming/Anti-Oedipus , $18.95, 124pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, August 15, 2022)

Non-fiction collection of 12 critical essays, four new, looking at speculative fiction’s potential for dealing with blackness, Afrofuturism, colonialism, and more. Individual essays include references.

 

Dawn, Randee: Tune in Tomorrow

(Rebellion/Solaris US 978-1-78618-630-0, $16.99, 464pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 16, 2022)

Humorous fantasy novel, subtitled “The Curious, Calamitous, Cockamamie Story ...Read More

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New Books: 9 August 2022

Adlakha, Sarah: Midnight on the Marne

(Tor/Forge 978-1-250-77459-0, $26.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Alternate history/time loop fantasy novel. A soldier’s action changes the outcome of WWI, and he gets a chance to go back and set things right.

 

Chu, Wesley: The Art of Prophecy

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-23763-2, $28.99, 544pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the first book in the ...Read More

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New Books: 2 August 2022

Attebery, Brian: Fantasy: How it Works

(Oxford University Press 978-0-1928-5623-4, $27.95, 208pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, June 30, 2022)

Non-fiction, critical exploration of the genre, its popularity, and its relevance to contemporary experience as “the lie that speaks truth”. Authors covered include Ursula K. Le Guin, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor.

 

Blair, Melissa: A Broken Blade

(Barnes & Noble/Union Square & Co. 9781454947875, $17.99, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ...Read More

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New Books: 26 July 2022

Boorman, Kate A.: Into the Sublime

(Macmillan/Holt 978-1-250-19170-0, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 26, 2022)

Young-adult horror/mystery novel. Four teenage girls descend into a dangerous underground cave system in search of a lake of local legend, said to reveal your deepest fears.

 

Chen, Gina: Violet Made of Thorns

(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-0-593-42753-8, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 26, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel inspired by fairytales ...Read More

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New Books: 19 July 2022

Anderson, Kevin J., Longueira, Allyson, eds.: Gilded Glass

(WordFire Press 978-1680573435, $17.99, 338pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, July 19, 2022)

Anthology of 24 original short speculative stories on the theme of deception. Authors include Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry, Alan Dean Foster, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Michaelbrent Collings. Edited by Anderson and Longuiera along with their publishing graduate students at Western Colorado University.

 

Cassidy, Nat: Mary: An Awakening of ...Read More

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New Books: 12 July 2022

Beauman, Ned: Venomous Lumpsucker

(Soho Press 9781641294126, $27.95, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, July 12, 2022)

Near-future SF novel about two people trying to preserve the most intelligent fish on the planet, a small, ugly bottom-feeder.

 

Burgis, Stephanie: Touchstones

(Five Fathoms Press 979-8450717692, $14.99, 372pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 11, 2022)

Collection of 16 fantasy stories, two new. Stories include fairy-tale reframings, Victorian romance, and contemporary ghosts.

 

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New Books: 5 July 2022

Abbott, Alana Joli, Rios, Julia, eds.: Bridge to Elsewhere

(Outland Entertainment 978-1-954255333, $17.95, 367pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 5, 2022)

Original anthology of SF stories centered around a spaceship’s crew. Authors include John Chu, C.S.E. Cooney, SL Huang, and Justin C. Key.

 

Chambers, James, Gyzander, Carol, eds.: Even in the Grave

(eSpec/NeoParadoxa 978-1-956463-03-3, $17.95, 254pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 1, 2022)

Original anthology of ghost stories. Authors ...Read More

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New Books: 28 June 2022

Albert, Melissa: Our Crooked Hearts

(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1-250-82636-7, $18.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 28, 2022)

Young-adult contemporary fantasy novel of teens and witchcraft, past and present.

 

Bazawule, Blitz: The Scent of Burnt Flowers

(Penguin Random House/Ballantine 978-0-593-49623-7, $27.00, 256pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 28, 2022)

A Black couple flees 1960s America, seeking a fresh start in Ghana, only to find suspense, lust, magic, and danger.

 

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New Books: 14 June 2022

Addison, Katherine: The Grief of Stones

(Tor 978-1-250-81389-3, $25.99, 256pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 14, 2022)

Steampunk fantasy novel, sequel to Witness for the Dead. Witness for the Dead Thara Celehar helps investigate the murder of a marquise, revealing many secrets in the process.

 

Alsberg, Sasha: Breaking Time

(Harlequin/Inkyard Press 978-1-335-28489-1, $19.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 14, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy time-slip romance novel. Klara finds ...Read More

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New Books: 7 June 2022

Alsaid, Adi: Before Takeoff

(Penguin Random House/Knopf 978-0593375761, $18.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel. Two teens meet and begin to fall for each other while stranded in the Atlanta airport, where flashing green lights turn out to be buttons that break the rules of the universe, causing weird disasters.

 

Datlow, Ellen, ed.: Screams From the Dark

(Tor Nightfire 978-1-250-79706-3, $28.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ...Read More

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New Books: 31 May 2022

Adelmann, Maria: How to Be Eaten

(Little, Brown 978-0316450843, $28.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Fantasy novel. Women in a present-day support group in New York City share their traumatic life stories, each of which is based on a different fairy tale.

 

Anthony, Piers: Six Crystal Princesses

(Open Road 978-1-5040-6690-7, $16.99, 292pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 31, 2022)

Fantasy novel, 46th in the Xanth ...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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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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