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)

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Forthcoming Books Through December 2022

The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the March 2022 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through December 2022. Find out about your favorite authors’ upcoming books!

For the complete list of books by publisher, subscribe to our print magazine or purchase the March issue in print or digital editions, available March 1, 2022.

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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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Magazines Received – March

This list covers new SF/F/H print, online, and electronic periodicals (including regularly updated websites) seen by Locus magazine, focusing on those that publish fiction or reviews and criticism. To submit titles for listing on these pages, please send to Locus Publications, 655 13th St. #100, Oakland CA 94612 or email locus@locusmag.com.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Trevor Quachri, ed.
  • Vol. 92 Nos. 3 & 4, March/April 2022
  • $7.99, bimonthly, 208pp,
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New & Notable Books, March 2022

Kathryn Barker, Waking Romeo (Flatiron 1/22) This post-apocalyptic YA novel, first published last year in Australia, combines elements of Romeo & Juliet, Wuthering Heights, and time travel to create a clever and romantic whole.

 

 

Jessamine Chan, The School for Good Mothers (Simon & Schuster 1/22) This debut SF novel concerns a mother sent to a draconian govern­ment reform program after “neglecting” her child in a moment ...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)

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Cover Reveal: The House of Drought by Dennis Mombauer

Today’s cover reveal is from Stelliform Press for The House of Drought by Dennis Mombauer: a gorgeous, and just the right amount creepy, cover for this novella set in Sri Lanka, about life that survives the ravages of colonization and climate change. Coming July 14, 2022. Check out the trailer below!

 

About the book

A HAUNTED HOUSE FOR THE CLIMATE CHANGE ERA. On the island of Sri Lanka, at ...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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Cover Reveal: Intergalactic Exterminators, Inc by Ash Bishop

Cover reveal!  From debut author Ash Bishop, we have a gloriously colorful cover for Intergalactic Exterminators, Inc, out this September from CamCat Books. 

 

From the publisher:

Finding work is easy. Staying alive is a little bit harder.

When Russ Wesley finds an unusual artifact in his grandfather’s collection of rare antiquities, the last thing he expects is for it to draw the attention of a ferocious alien from ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 7 March 2022

Of the four titles that debuted on lists last week, only two remain for a second week. Sarah J. Maas’ House of Sky and Breath drop off one list but remains on two others, while Marlan James’ Moon Witch, Spider King drop off one list but rises to #1 on the Los Angeles Times list. (Though it hasn’t appeared on USA Today‘s list either last week or this.)

Publishers Weekly

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Weekly Bestsellers, 28 February 2022

Four debuts on print lists this week, beginning with Sarah J. Maas’ House of Sky and Breath (Bloomsbury), second in the Crescent City series, ranking #1 or #2 on all four lists. Next is Marlan James’ Moon Witch, Spider King (Riverhead), second in his Dark Star Trilogy, ranking as high as #4 on three lists.

Stephen King and Richard Chizmar’s Gwendy’s Final Task (Cemetery Dance), third in that series, is

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Magazines Received – February

This list covers new SF/F/H print, online, and electronic periodicals (including regularly updated websites) seen by Locus magazine, focusing on those that publish fiction or reviews and criticism. To submit titles for listing on these pages, please send to Locus Publications, 655 13th St. #100, Oakland CA 94612 or email locus@locusmag.com.

Cossmass Infinities

  • Paul Campbell, ed.
  • No. 7, $9.99 print/$3.99 digital, January 2022, quarterly, 235pp, 12½ x 20½ cm.
  • Science
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New Books: 22 February 2022

Card, Orson Scott: Wakers

(Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1-4814-9619-3, $19.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, February 22, 2022)

Young-adult SF novel, the first book in the Side Step trilogy. Laz can jump his consciousness to alternate versions of himself in parallel worlds, escaping any mistake, until he awakens in facility full of dead clones that look just like him, on a seemingly abandoned Earth, and he can’t jump away.

 

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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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From the Recommended Reading List: A Look at All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue

Here is a highlight on one of our young-adult titles from the Recommended Reading List: All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue.

Locus reviewer Colleen Mondor gave All Our Hidden Gifts an enthusiastic review in June 2021.

As Caroline O’Donoghue’s All Our Hidden Gifts begins, readers are introduced to Maeve Chambers, an otherwise typical Irish teenager who suffers from a bit of impulse control when it comes to her temper. ...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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