Aliette de Bodard, Seven of Infinities (Subterranean 10/20) A scholar investigates murder in a house designed by an architect fond of puzzles in this engaging far-future SF mystery novella set in the Xuya universe. “It’s a tightly written jewel of a story, intense and full of feeling, and I recommend it highly.” [Liz Bourke]
Scott Edelman, Things that Never Happened (Cemetery Dance 9/20) Edelman’s latest collection offers 13 eerie ...Read MoreRead more
A. Deborah Baker, Over the Woodward Wall (Tor.com Publishing 10/20) Baker is an open pseudonym for Seanan McGuire, and Over the Woodward Wall began as a book-within-a-book, a middle-grade fantasy discussed in McGuire’s 2019 novel Middlegame. The full-length version is a deliberately classic children’s fantasy and begins the Up-and-Under series. “Delectable, a ripe treat for lifelong readers…. It’s filled with adventure and wisdom, and navigates well-worn ideas with fresh ...Read MoreRead more
The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the December 2020 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through September 2021. Find out about your favorite authors’ upcoming books!
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Note that J.K. Rowling’s The Ickabog is ranked by NYT on its Middle Grade Hardcover list, rather than its Young Adult Hardcover list, which is usually the only NYT children’s list compiled here.
Susanna Clarke, Piranesi (Bloomsbury US 9/20) This much-anticipated new novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell departs from Clarke’s magical 19th century to follow the ingenuous title character for whom the massive House is the entire world, with halls and rooms that go on forever, an ocean in the lower floors, and only a mysterious Other and corpses for company. “The elegant and ingenious structure of the ...Read MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
Note: this is the page that would have been posted last Monday, 2 November, except that Amazon rankings here are today’s. Change indicators (+/-) are incomplete since no list was posted on 26 October, and data is unable ...Read MoreRead more