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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New Books: 19 April 2022

Bowman, Akemi Dawn: The Genesis Wars

(Simon & Schuster 978-1-5344-5654-9, $19.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 18, 2022)

Young-adult SF novel, second in the Infinity Courts series, taking place 10 months after the events of the previous book.

 

Cervantes, J.C.: Flirting with Fate

(Penguin Random House/Razorbill 978-0-593-40445-4, $18.99, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 19, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy romance novel. Ava’s recently deceased Nana is stuck as a ...Read More

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New Books: 12 April 2022

Aaronovitch, Ben: Amongst Our Weapons

(DAW 978-0-7564-1483-2, $27.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)

Urban fantasy/detective novel, the ninth in the Rivers of London series, about Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, who solves magical crimes in the city of London.

 

Chadburn, Melissa: A Tiny Upward Shove

(Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, Giroux 9780374603946, $27.00, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 12, 2022)

Fantasy novel. Marina Salles is murdered and ...Read More

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New Books: 5 April 2022

Aguirre, Ann: Boss Witch

(Sourcebooks Casablanca 978-1-72824-019-0, $15.99, 368pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 5, 2022)

Feminist fantasy romantic comedy novel, the second in the Fix-It Witches series. A perfectly logical witch and a dedicated witch hunter shouldn’t have feelings for each other, but can’t resist.

 

Anders, Charlie Jane: Dreams Bigger than Heartbreak

(Tor Teen 978-1-250-31739-1, $18.99, 320pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 5, 2022)

Young-adult SF novel, ...Read More

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New Books: 29 March 2022

Bastianelli, Gregory: Shadow Flicker

(Flame Tree Press US 9781787586765, $26.95, 304pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, March 28, 2022)

Horror novel. An investigator travels to an island off the coast of Maine to document the negative effects of shadow flicker from wind turbines, but something much worse appears to be affecting the local animals and people.

 

Broaddus, Maurice: Sweep of Stars

(Tor 978-1-250-26493-0, $27.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, ...Read More

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New Books: 22 March 2022

Blackmoore, Stephen: Suicide Kings

(DAW 978-0-7564-1763-5, $17.47, 224pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 22, 2022)

Urban fantasy/noir novel, seventh in the series about LA necromancer Eric Carter. Carter helps a friend with a deadly ritual in Los Angeles, while struggling to adjust to being brought back from the grave.

 

Butner, Richard: The Adventurists

(Small Beer Press 978-1618731944, $17.00, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 22, 2022)

Collection of 16 ...Read More

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New Books: 15 March 2022

Bacon, Eugen: Mage of Fools

(Meerkat Press 978-1-946154-66-8, $15.95, 222pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, March 15, 2022)

Dystopian fantasy novel. Jasmin must contend with Mafinga’s tyrannical, book-hating king’s sorcerer to cleanse the socialist state of deadly pollution.

 

Banwo, Ayanna Lloyd: When We Were Birds

(Penguin Random House/Doubleday 978-0-385-54726-0, $27.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 15, 2022)

Literary fantasy novel set in Trinidad. A woman with the power ...Read More

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New Books: 8 March 2022

Akers, W.M.: Westside Lights

(Harper Voyager US 978-0-06-304395-4, $27.99, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 8, 2022)

Historical fantasy novel, third in the Gilda Carr series set in a NYC split between the upscale Eastside and the dangerous Westside hostile to modern technology. Gilda wakes to find eight people massacred on her boat, with Gilda the prime suspect.

 

Barnhill, Kelly: The Ogress and the Orphans

(Workman/Algonquin Young Readers 978-1-64375-074-3, ...Read More

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New Books: 1 March 2022

Akers, Tim: Valhellions

(Baen 978-1-9821-2595-0, $16.00, 288pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, March 1, 2022)

Urban fantasy novel, book two in the Knight Watch series. John Rast signed up for the Knight Watch expecting heroic missions but instead he’s stuck patrolling game conventions for dangerous anachronisms, until a necromancer shows up with a weapon created by Nazi occultists.

 

Blake, Olivie: The Atlas Six

(Tor 978-1-250-85451-3, $25.99, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, ...Read More

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New Books: 15 February 2022

Abraham, Daniel: Age of Ash

(Orbit US 978-0-316-42184-3, $28.00, 448pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, February 15, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the first book in the Kithamar trilogy, each volume covering the same year in the great city of Kithamar from a different point of view. Alys, a petty thief from the slums, seeks to find why her brother was murdered, and uncovers dangerous truths.

 

Ashton, Edward: Mickey7

(St. Martin’s 978-1-250-27503-5, ...Read More

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New Books: 8 February 2022

Asher, April: Not the Witch You Wed

(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1-250-80799-1, $16.99, 352pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, February 8, 2022)

Humorous paranormal romance novel, the first in the Supernaturals Singles series. A magicless witch and a wolf shifter, ordered to find mates, fake a relationship only to find old secrets — and feelings — complicate things.

 

Barnes, S.A.: Dead Silence

(Tor Nightfire 978-1-250-81999-4, $26.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, ...Read More

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New Books: 1 February 2022

Dawson, Delilah S.: The Violence

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-15662-9, $28.00, 512pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, February 1, 2022)

Apocalyptic novel about a pandemic that causes a mysterious outbreak of primal violence.

 

Donnelly, Lara Elena: Base Notes

(Amazon/Thomas & Mercer 978-1542030700, $15.95, 411pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, February 1, 2022)

Thriller/horror novel with SF elements. A client blackmails perfumer Vic Fowler into creating a perfume that will give ...Read More

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New Books: 25 January 2022

Bass, Elizabeth: A Letter to Three Witches

(Kensington 978-1496734327, $15.95, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)

Paranormal romantic comedy. Romance problems make three witches lose control over the magic their family is forbidden to use.

 

Braffet, Kelly: The Broken Tower

(Harlequin/Mira 978-0-7783-3179-7, $27.99, 480pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 25, 2022)

Fantasy novel, second and final in the Barrier Lands series begun in The Unwilling. ...Read More

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New Books: 18 January 2022

Atwood, Rachel: Outcasts of the Wildwood

(DAW 978-0-7564-1757-4, $17.00, 304pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, January 18, 2022)

Historical fantasy novel, book two in the Walk the Wild With Me series. Robin Goodfellow is cursed. Half of each day he must spend as a hideous gnome with a bit of magic and near immortality. The other half of the day he can live as Robin Hood, archer of legend.

 

Bartlett, ...Read More

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New Books: 11 January 2022

Anderson, Kevin J.: Gods and Dragons

(Tor 978-1-250-30220-5, $29.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 11, 2022)

Epic fantasy novel, the third in the Wake the Dragon series. Nations which have been at war for a thousand years must set aside generations of hatred to form an alliance against a new, more deadly, enemy.

 

Bedford, Jacey: The Amber Crown

(DAW 978-0-7564-1770-3, $20, 480pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, January 11, ...Read More

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New Books: 4 January 2022

Blake, Kendare: In Every Generation

(Disney/Hyperion ‎978-1368075022, $15.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, January 4, 2022)

Tie-in novel, the start of a next-generation series set in the world of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.

 

Brandt, Gerald: Threader War

(DAW 978-0-7564-1642-3, $11.99, 384pp, formats: ebook, audio, January 4, 2022)

SF novel, second in the Quantum Empirica series, set in an alternate earth where quantum Threads can alter reality.

 

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7 December 2021: New Books

Adams, Gillian Bronte: Of Fire and Ash

(Enclave Escape 978-1621842033, $24.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, December 7, 2021)

Young-adult fantasy novel, first in the Fireborn Epic series. An exiled princess longs to ride one of the magical steeds warriors use.

 

Bellecourt, Brendan P.: Absynthe

(DAW 978-0-7564-1678-2, $18, 414pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, December 7, 2021)

Standalone decopunk SF novel set in an alternate Roaring Twenties Chicago where ...Read More

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New Books: 30 November 2021

Asphyxia: The Words in My Hands

(Annick Press 978-1-77321-529-7, $19.95, 388pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, November 30, 2021)

Young-adult near-future SF novel about “what it’s like to be Deaf” in a world of shortages, environmental collapse, and corruption.

 

Beharrie, Therese: And They Lived Happily Ever After

(Kensington/Zebra 978-1-4201-5338-5, $15.95, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, November 30, 2021)

Humorous paranormal romance novel. A romance author starts sharing dreams with her best ...Read More

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New Books: 23 November 2021

Baron, Mike: Nexus

(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-229-2, $24.99, 378pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, November 17, 2021)

Superhero SF novel, based on the comic book character created by Baron and Steve Rude. Nexus is the greatest avenger that the galaxy has known, but his power comes from an alien race with its own agenda.

 

Brauning, Kate: The Ballad of Dinah Caldwell

(Page Street 978-1-645645673125, $17.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, ...Read More

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New Books: 16 November 2021

Anders, Charlie Jane: Even Greater Mistakes

(Tor 978-1-250-76650-2, $27.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 16, 2021)

Collection of 19 stories, all previously published.

Anders has wisely avoided the temptation to assemble a “greatest hits” album in favor of showing us the shape of her career as she views it. It’s a very interesting shape, more complex than might be expected by readers familiar only with her novels.

—Gary K.

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New Books: 2 November 2021

Bardot, Charlatan, Guignard, Eric J., eds.: Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 Edition)

(Dark Moon 978-1-949491-48-7, $19.95, 423pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, November 2, 2021)

Anthology of 63 pieces (27 stories and 36 microfictions) about haunted places around the world. Preface by Guignard, introduction by Bardot. Authors of short stories include Eugen Bacon, Ramsey Campbell, Terry Dowling, Jeffrey Ford, ...Read More

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New Books: 26 October 2021

Carson, Scott: Where They Wait

(Simon & Schuster/Atria/Bestler 978-1-9821-0462-7, $27, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 26, 2021)

Technothriller/horror novel about a deadly mindfulness app that gives users nightmares featuring a dead woman who whispers guidance—or threats.

 

Hannibal, James R.: Wolf Soldier

(Enclave Escape 978-1621841951, $22.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 26, 2021)

Young-adult fantasy novel, first in the Lightraider Academy series. A shepherd and four young initiates ...Read More

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New Books: 19 October 2021

Anonymous, ed.: Arkham Horror: Dark Origins

(Aconyte US 978-1-83908-118-7, $17.95, 512pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, October 19, 2021)

Collection of four novellas in the world of the Lovecraftian fantasy game, the first book in the Collected Novellas series. Authors incl. Dave Gross, Graeme Davis, Richard Lee Byers, Chris A. Jackson.

 

Armentrout, Jennifer L.: A Shadow in the Ember

(Evil Eye Concepts/Blue Box Press 978-1-952457-64-7, $31.99, 570pp, formats: hardcover, trade ...Read More

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New Books: 12 October 2021

Anipare, Sifton Tracey: Yume

(Rare Machines 978-1-4597-4737-1, $19.99, 536pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, October 12, 2021)

Contemporary fantasy novel about a Canadian woman teaching English in a small city in Japan, who gets caught up in supernatural chaos.

 

Baker, A. Deborah: Along the Saltwise Sea

(Tordotcom 978-1-250-76828-5, $19.99, 208pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 12, 2021)

Written by Seanan McGuire. Middle-grade fantasy novel, the second book in the Up-and-Under ...Read More

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New Books: 28 September 2021

Aoki, Ryka: Light from Uncommon Stars

(Tor 978-1-250-78906-8, $25.99, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 28, 2021)

In order to escape damnation, Shizuka Satomi makes a deal with the devil. She must entice seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. She finds a young transgender runaway to be her seventh, but also develops a crush on a starship captain who might offer some other hope.

 

Barker, ...Read More

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New Books: 21 September 2021

Anderson, Taylor: Artillerymen: Purgatory’s Shore

(Ace 978-0-593-20071-1, $27, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 21, 2021)

Alternate-world military SF novel, first in the Artillerymen series set in the world of the Destroyermen series. American soldiers from the time of the Mexican-American War get swept away to a deadly alternate Earth.

 

Bukowski, Helen: Milk Teeth

(Unnamed Press 978-1-951213-35-0, $26, formats: hardcover, ebook, September 21, 2021)

Near-future SF novel of climate ...Read More

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New Books: 14 September 2021

Billingsley, Franny: The Robber Girl

(Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-6956-0, $18.99, 416pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 14, 2021)

Middle-grade fantasy/mystery novel about a girl who relies on her knife, but needs her wits when magical dolls give her three tasks.

 

Boyle, T.C.: Talk to Me

(HarperCollins/Ecco 978-0-06-305285-7, $27.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 14, 2021)

An animal behaviorist, his young chimp who speaks sign language, and enthusiastic undergraduate Aimee ...Read More

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New Books: 7 September 2021

brown, adrienne maree: Grievers

(AK Press 978-1-84935-452-3, $15, 206pp, formats: trade paperback, September 7, 2021)

Fantasy novella, the first in the Black Dawn series. A woman investigates the cause of a mysterious plague in Detroit that leaves victims in a permanent non-responsive state.

 

 

Hall, Coy: Grimoire of the Four Impostors

(Nosetouch Press 978-1944286293, $28, 250pp, formats:  hardcover, trade paperback, audio, September 7, 2021)

Gothic horror novel told in ...Read More

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New Books: 31 August 2021

Becker, Elayne Audrey: Forestborn

(Tor Teen 978-1-250-75216-1, $17.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 31, 2021)

A young, orphaned shapeshifter in a world that fears magic must risk everything if she hopes to save her only friend.

 

Brenchley, Chaz: Everything in All the Wrong Order: The Best of Chaz Brenchley

(Subterranean Press 978-1-64524-011-2, $45, 427pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, August 31, 2021)

Collection of 31 stories. Hardcover is a signed, ...Read More

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