Afia Atakora, Conjure Women (Random House 4/20) This ambitious historical fantasy novel is set before, during, and after the Civil War in the American South, with a focus on folk healer Miss May Belle, her daughter Rue, and Varina, their master’s daughter. This impressive debut is already widely acclaimed and has drawn comparisons to the work of Toni Morrison.
James Blaylock, The Gobblin’ Society (Subterranean 3/20) Blaylock returns to ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by Katherine Addison, Zen Cho, W. Michael Gear & Kathleen O’Neal Gear, Devin Madson, James S. Murray & Darren Wearmouth, H.G. Parry, and Jeff Wheeler. ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by Taylor Anderson, Grace Draven, Laurie Forest, Mercedes Lackey, Adam McOmber, Kelly McWilliams, Ursula Pflug, Luanne G. Smith, and Carrie Vaughn. ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by Ann Dávila Cardinal, Melissa Caruso, Ellen Datlow, Bethany C. Morrow, Patrick Ness, Daniel José Older, Jerry Pournelle (with David Weber and Phillip Pournelle), Robert J. Sawyer, Peter J. Wacks & Eytan Kollin, and Christopher Woods & Toni Weisskopf. ...Read MoreRead more
Max Barry, Providence (Putnam 3/20) Barry mingles classic SF ideas, touches of satire, and deeply drawn characters in this entertaining SF thriller of war with aliens, a four-man mission sent to fight them, and the realization that their ship – and the people who sent them – are unreliable.
Elizabeth Bear, The Best of Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean 1/20) Bear’s wide-ranging skill is displayed in this collection of 27 stories, ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by Trudi Canavan, Mark Clifton, Meg Elison, Jeffrey Ford, Nancy Kress, Emily B. Martin, P.W. Singer & August Cole, and Sheree Renée Thomas. ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week are by W.M. Akers, Neal Asher, Stephen Blackmoore, Lois McMaster Bujold, Eric Flint & Dave Freer, Danielle L. Jensen, Nancy Kress, Laura Lam, Suzanne Palmer, Adrian J. Walker, and Martha Wells. ...Read MoreRead more
New books this week, plus a couple overlooked titles from earlier in the year, are by S.L. Huang, Kameron Hurley, James Patrick Kelly, Alastair Reynolds, Michael Swanwick, and April Genevieve Tucholke. ...Read MoreRead more
Andy Davidson, The Boatman’s Daughter (MCD x FSG Originals 2/20) This atmospheric supernatural fantasy follows Miranda Crabtree, a smuggler on the bayou, whose life intertwines with those of a mad preacher, an old witch, and a secret child. With various forces, human and otherwise, arrayed against her, Miranda may have to sacrifice all to protect the ones she loves.
Marina & Sergey Dyachenko, Daughter from the Dark (HarperCollins 2/20) ...Read MoreRead more