New Books : 4 December 2018

Collections from N.K. Jemisin, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Scott Edelman, and Julie E. Czerneda on this week’s list of new books!

N.K. Jemisin’s first collection How Long ’til Black Future Month?, Caitlín R. Kiernan’s 15th collection The Dinosaur Tourist, Scott Edelman’s 6th collection Tell Me Like You Done Before and Other Stories Written on the Shoulders of Giants, and titles by R.S. Belcher, Cassandra Clare, Michael Cobley, Julie ...Read More

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New Books : 27 November 2018

Military and thriller sci-fi rules this week’s list of new books with Bright Light by Ian Douglas, Abandoned by W. Michael Gear, A Pillar of Fire by Night by Tom Kratman, and The Razor by J. Barton Mitchell

Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Hazards of Time Travel and titles by Jacey Bedford, Genevieve Cogman, Ian Douglas, W. Michael Gear, Tom Kratman, Mercedes Lackey, and J. Barton Mitchell ...Read More

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New Books : 20 November 2018

Police who can speak to the dead, bomb squads that defuse magical weapons. Or, if you prefer, we’ve got dragons from George R.R. Martin and a Pride-and-Prejudice-meets-wyverns. This week’s list of 6 new books:

George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History), Neil Gaiman’s Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World, and titles by Ben Aaronovitch, Mirah Bolender, ...Read More

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New Books : 13 November 2018

Welcome, visitors to Earth! Tour our celestial arks; enigmatic schools of magic; a dangerous forest called The Circle; the Empire of Sand; and wherever it is that Jeff VanderMeer takes you, all in these 12 new books

Amazon.com’s Favorite SF/F book of 2018, Christelle Dabos’ A Winter’s Promise; the final “Novel of the Change” by S.M. Stirling, The Sky-Blue Wolves; a nonfiction study of the works of Jeff ...Read More

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New Books : 6 November 2018

This long list of new books lets us discover the monsters within, with surgically reformed murderers, screaming angels, vampire mothers, a voidwitch, fractured fairy tales, garden of eldritch delights, airborne zombie plague, and Someone Like Me

Dave Hutchinson’s Europe at Dawn, Glen Hirshberg’s Nothing to Devour, Andy Duncan’s collection An Agent of Utopia, and titles by Tamara Berry, Amanda Bridgeman, M.R. Carey, James Alan Gardner, Christopher Golden, ...Read More

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New Books : 30 October 2018

Explore the end of the world in this list of 12 new books: an uncharted sea, a border wall. Impending cataclysms, post-apocalypses, and humanity’s war with aliens.

Stephen King’s Elevation, Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition illustrated by Charles Vess, Lavie Tidhar’s Unholy Land, and titles by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Shaun Barger, Seth Dickinson, Victor Godinez, Jonathan Maberry, Garth Nix & Sean ...Read More

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New Books : 23 October 2018

What character will you choose from this week’s new books? A Green Rider, a mage-in-training, a geomancer, a holy soldier, a teenaged assassin, an amateur magician, a boarding house full of outlaw scientists, or a storyteller accused of witchcraft?

Alec Nevala-Lee’s nonfiction Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel Red Moon, and ...Read More

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New Books : 16 October 2018

These 10 new books are a fantastic mix of horror, space stories, and magic. Find Cthulhu, space pirates, and Elemental Master Sherlock Holmes all on this week’s list!

Gardner Dozois’ anthology The Book of Magic, Steven Erikson’s Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart, John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire, and titles by Lila Bowen, Paula Guran, S.T. Joshi, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Mercedes Lackey, Tim Major, and R.E. Stearns. ...Read More

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New Books : 9 October 2018

10 new October books, including follow-ups to: Power Play (Ben Bova), Rift Uprising (Amy Foster), Gilded Cage (Vic James), Miss Peregrine’s Home (Ransom Riggs), and The Tiger’s Daughter (K. Arsenault Rivera)

Ursula K. Le Guin’s last book of poems, So Far So Good: Poems 2014–2018, and other titles by Dale Bailey, Ben Bova, Amy S. Foster, Vic James, Gary Kemble, Marie O’Regan, Ransom Riggs, K. Arsenault Rivera, and K.B. ...Read More

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New Books : 2 October 2018

N.K. Jemisin & John Joseph Adams’ The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018, Ellen Datlow’s The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction, Derek Künsken’s debut novel The Quantum Magician, and Rich Larson’s debut collection Tomorrow Factory.

Titles by Charlie Jane Anders, Terry Brooks, Catherine Cerveny, Julie E. Czerneda, N.S. Dolkart, Brendan DuBois, Dave Duncan, Jennifer Estep, ...Read More

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New Books : 25 September 2018

Fulfill your sense of fantastical and SFnal mystery with new September books: Small Spaces, The Agony House, Sisters of the Winter Wood, The Astronaut’s Son, and Foe!

Shaun Tan’s Tales from the Inner City, Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman’s Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic, Sheldon Teitelbaum & Emmanuel Lottem’s Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, and titles by Katherine Arden, Grace Draven, ...Read More

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New Books : 18 September 2018

13 Unearthly New Books: Demons, Vampires, Witches, Frankenstein, and Portals to Hell. This September is all about the supernatural.

 

The US edition of Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling, plus titles by Myke Cole, Claire G. Coleman, Sebastien de Castell, Deborah Harkness, Tanya Huff, George Mann, Mark Morris, Catherine Reef, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Tieryas, Harry Turtledove, and Edward Willett. ...Read More

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New Books : 11 September 2018

From 9/11 conspiracies, to micro-democracy, to government mind-control programs, to migrations and fractured borders, September’s new books are filled with shadowy state machinations.

Christopher Priest’s An American Story, Sjón’s CoDex 1962, and titles by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, Glen Cook, Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, Sara Hanover, Dean Koontz, Malka Older, Parker Peevyhouse, Angus Watson, and Scott Westerfeld ...Read More

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New Books : 4 September 2018

Ten years of Tor.com short fiction in Irene Gallo’s anthology Worlds Seen in Passing, J.R.R. Tolkien’s unfinished The Fall of Gondolin, Stephen King & Ben Vincent’s anthology Flight or Fright, and new titles by Stephen Aryan, Larry Correia, Jaine Fenn, Sean Grigsby, Peter F. Hamilton, Nick Mamatas, Michael J. Martinez, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire, Patrick Ness & Rovina Cai, Tim Pratt, Justina Robson, Greg van Eekhout, Steve ...Read More

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New Books : 7 August 2018

Tim Powers’ novel Alternate Routes, Jo Walton’s An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000, Martha Wells’ Rogue Protocol, Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 edited by Jane Yolen, and other titles by RJ Barker, John Dixon, Nicky Drayden, L. Timmel Duchamp, V.M. Escalada, Rachel Fellman, Eric Flint, Laurell K. Hamilton, Mercedes Lackey et al, Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro, Dale Lucas, Ari Marmell, Mary ...Read More

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New Books : 17 July 2018

Maria Dahvana Headley’s The Mere Wife, Seanan McGuire’s The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Adrian Tchaikovsky’s The Expert System’s Brother, and titles by Ann Aguirre, Gail Carriger, B. Caitling, Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne, Sebastien de Castell, Jason Denzel, Craig DiLouie, Alan Dean Foster, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Chadwick Ginther, Kameron Hurley, A. Lee Martinez, Nick Setchfield, Emily Skrutskie, Melinda Snodgrass, and Carrie Vaughn ...Read More

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New Books : 3 July 2018

Gardner Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-fifth Annual Collection, Jeff VanderMeer’s revised Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Francesco Dimitri’s The Book of Hidden Things, Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars, and titles by T.J. Berry, Rachel Caine, Larry Correia & John Ringo, Kurt Fawver, Kim Foster, Sam Hawke, Benedict Jacka, Sarah Kuhn, Christopher Ruocchio, Anthony Ryan, S.M. Stirling, Michael J. Sullivan, Michael ...Read More

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Nicholas Sansbury Smith Guest Post–“Paranoia or Pragmatism?”

Prior to my career as a writer, I worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation. My job was to help communities prepare for natural and man-made events, some of them bordering on apocalyptic. I spent most of my time working with communities to prepare for these disasters, but I also spent time in the field observing and documenting the aftermath when disaster struck. Seeing how devastating ...Read More

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