New Books: 15 June 2021

Anonymous, ed.: Terrifying Ghosts

(Flame Tree Collections US 978-1-839644818, $30, 432 pp, format: hardcover, June 15, 2021)

Anthology of ghost stories, including many from open submissions by new writers. Part of the Collector’s Editions series.


Bova, Ben: Power Challenges

(Arc Manor/Caezik SF & Fantasy 978-1-64710-018-6, $28.50, 236 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 15, 2021)

America begins to colonize the solar system, starting with a permanent moon base, with ...Read More

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New Books: 8 June 2021

Andrews, Claire: Daughter of Sparta

(Little, Brown/Jimmy Patterson 978-0316540070, $18.99, 384 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 8, 2021)

Young-adult reimagining of ancient Greek mythology, where a headstrong girl does whatever it takes to rise up and become the most powerful fighter her people have ever seen.


Aryan, Stephen: The Coward

(Angry Robot US 978-0-85766-888-2, $14.99, 400 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, June 8, 2021)

Fantasy novel, book ...Read More

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New Books: 1 June 2021

Blake, Adrienne: Pride and Paranormal

(City Owl Press 9781648980671, $14.99, 316pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, June 1, 2021)

Paranormal romance novel about witches and warlocks, inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.


Boekweg, Sheena: A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions

(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends 978-1-250-77098-1, $18.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 1, 2021)

Young-adult alternate/secret-history SF novel set in a world where women manipulate history behind the scenes, and ...Read More

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New Books: 20 April 2021

Bangs, Elly: Unity

(Tachyon Publications , $15.95, 304 pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, April 16, 2021)

Danae is not only herself. She is concealing a connection to a grieving collective inside of her body. But while she labors as a tech servant in the dangerous underwater enclave of Bloom City, her fractured self cannot mend. In a desperate escape, Danae and her lover Naoto hire the enigmatic ex-mercenary Alexei to ...Read More

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New Books: 13 April 2021

Anders, Charlie Jane: Victories Greater Than Death

(Tor Teen 978-1-250-31731-5, $15.99, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, April 13, 2021)

A young-adult SF novel and the first in the Unstoppable trilogy, centering around a sleeper-agent alien teenager on Earth whose part in an intergalactic war is bigger than she thinks.

 “It’s properly, wickedly exciting – I devoured it! How Anders packs so much power and energy into her prose is astonishing. ...Read More

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New Books: 6 April 2021

Allington, Patrick: Rise & Shine

(Scribe US 978-1-950354-42-9, $16.00, 240pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, April 6, 2021)

Post-apocalyptic SF novel of survivors in the only two city-states left, literally fed only by the suffering they see in graphic footage of perpetual war.

[Rise & Shine] could easily be an episode of Charlie Brooker’s Netflix series Black MirrorRise & Shine does not shy away from the ...Read More

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New Books: 30 March 2021

Brown, Eli: Oddity

(Candlewick Press/Walker US 978-1-5362-0851-1, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, Mar 30, 2021)

Middle-grade alternate-history fantasy novel set in a 19th century where the Louisiana Purchase never went through, leaving the US in conflict with France. The daughter of a murdered doctor protects a magical Oddity he left behind. Illustrated by Karin Rytter.


Langmead, Oliver K.: Birds of Paradise

(Titan Books US 978-1789094817, $15.95, 304pp, formats: trade ...Read More

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New Books: 23 March 2021

Barlough, Jeffrey E.: Hooting Grange

(Gresham & Doyle 978-0-9787634-7-3, $14.95, 273pp, formats: trade paperback, Mar 23, 2021)

Alternate-world Victorian fantasy novel, the 11th in the Western Lights series. Sea captain Robert Surtees loses his ship and moves into the ramshackle old family house at Hooting Grange.


Carey, M.R.: The Fall of Koli

(Orbit US 978-0-316-45872-6, $16.99, 576pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, Mar 23, 2021)

Post-apocalyptic SF novel, concluding ...Read More

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New Books: 16 March 2021

Adler, Dahlia, ed.: That Way Madness Lies

(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1-250-75386-1, $18.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Young-adult original anthology with 15 retellings of some of Shakespeare’s most noted works, including some fantastic elements. Authors include Melissa Bashardoust, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro.


Briggs, Patricia: Wild Sign

(Ace 978-0-440-00158-4, $28.00, 368pp, formats: hardcover, trade paper, ebook, audio, Mar 16, 2021)

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in the bestselling ...Read More

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New Books: 9 March 2021

Bishop, Anne: The Queen’s Weapons

(Ace 978-1-9848-0665-9, $28.00, 541pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)

Fantasy novel, book eleven in the Black Jewels series. Author has stated that this is the end of the series for now.


Brockmeier, Kevin: The Ghost Variations

(Penguin Random House/Pantheon 978-1-524748838, $27, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 9, 2021)

Collection of 100 short ghost stories.


Deneen, Brendan: Morbius: The Living Vampire: ...Read More

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New Books: 2 March 2021

Beaton, E.J.: The Councillor

(DAW 978-0-7564-1699-7, $27.00, 448pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 1, 2021)

Machiavellian fantasy whcih follows a scholar’s quest to choose the next ruler of her nation amidst lies, conspiracy, and assassination. Debut novel.


Boehme, Jillian: The Stolen Kingdom

(Tor Teen 978-1-250-29882-9, $18.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, March 2, 2021)

Young-adult epic fantasy. A vintner’s daughter’s magical blood reveals her to be secret royalty, involving ...Read More

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New Books: 23 February 2021

Bacchilega, Cristina, Orme, Jennifer, eds.: Inviting Interruptions: Wonder Tales in the 21st Century

(Wayne State University Press 978-0-8143-4700-3, $92.99, 254pp, formats: hardcover, trade paperback, ebook, Feb 23, 2021)

Anthology of stories, comics, and visual texts intended to challenge the popular heteronormative/happy ending perception of fairy tales. Each entry includes editorial notes and further critical resources.


Galland, Nicole: Master of the Revels

(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-284487-3, $29.99, 552pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, ...Read More

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New Books: 16 February 2021

Ahmad, Ehsan, Ahmad, Shakil: Unbound

(Uproar Books, $16.95, 325pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, Feb 16, 2021)

Space opera SF novel, the second and final book in the Wild Sun duology. Coauthored by two brothers.


Barron, Rena: Reaper of Souls

(HarperTeen 978-0-06-287098-8, $18.99, pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Feb 16, 2021)

Young adult fantasy novel, the second in a trilogy inspired by West Africa.


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New Books: 9 February 2021

Note: the Locus Online editor has stepped down from producing New Books posts, and we are in the process of rebuilding the workflow. Thank you for your patience as we do this.

Deas, Stephen: The Moonsteel Crown

(Angry Robot US 978-0-857668769 $14.99, 384pp, trade paperback, February 9, 2021)

The Emperor of Aria is dead, and three junior members of a street gang are unwittingly caught up in the ensuing struggle ...Read More

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New Books : 17 November 2020

Religious fanaticism threatens humanity in THE SAINTS OF SALVATION, THE CHILDREN OF RED PEAK, and THE BURNING GOD.

New books this week are by Andrew Caldecott, Craig Dilouie, John Fleskes, Peter F. Hamilton, Essa Hansen, E.E. Knight, R.F. Kuang, Jonathan Maberry, Chloe Neill, J.K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, Harry Turtledove, and Kimberly Unger.

+ Caldecott, Andrew : Lost Acre (Jo Fletcher 978-1787473768, $26.99, 496pp, hardcover, November 2020) • Nominal Publication Date: ...Read More

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