New Books: 13 September 2022

Amor, Gemma: Full Immersion

(Angry Robot UK 978-0-85766-981-0, $15.99, 352pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, September 13, 2022)

SF horror. A traumatized woman with amnesia finds her own dead body and sets out to uncover the truth of her demise.

 

Bacon, Eugen: Chasing Whispers

(Raw Dog Screaming/Anti-Oedipus 978-1-947879-44-7, $15.95, 198pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, September 8, 2022)

Original collection of 13 stories (two reprints) of transformative Afro-irrealist Black speculative fiction. ...Read More

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New Books: September 6, 2022

Berwah, Tanvi: Monsters Born and Made

(Sourcebooks Fire 978-1-72824-762-5, $18.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, September 6, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel with South Asian and classical mythical elements, about a teen who hunts maristags, giant ocean beasts, so her family can survive, but desperation forces her to cheat her way into a competition for the elite.

 

Bishop, Ash: Intergalactic Exterminators, Inc.

(CamCat Books 978-0744305869, $20.99, 608pp, formats: trade paperback, ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: Drinking from Graveyard Wells by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu

Cover Reveal!

What a standout cover from University Press of Kentucky, for Drinking from Graveyard Wells by debut author Yvette Lisa Ndlovu.

Praise for the Book:

“A wry, subversive and magical collection by a powerful new voice. With sharp humor and wondrous imagination, Ndlovu deftly weaves fantasy and folklore with the contemporary moment to spin these enchanting, frightening stories of injustice and revenge. Watch out reader, these dreamy tales have ...Read More

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New Books: 30 August 2022

Acker, Ben: Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires

(Simon & Schuster 978-1665917001, $17.99, 192pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, August 30, 2022)

Collection of scary stories to tell vampires so they’ll keep you alive.

 

Bannen, Megan: The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy

(Orbit 978-0-356-51866-4, $17.99, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 23, 2022)

Humorous fantasy romance novel. Small town Marshal Hart Ralston unwittingly gets his nemesis, the undertaker Mercy ...Read More

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Magazines Received – July

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.

Dark Matter Magazine

  • Rob Carroll, ed.
  • Issue #10, July-August 2022
  • $15.00 print/$4.99 digital, bimonthly, 136pp
  • Liter­ary magazine exploring the
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New & Notable Books, August

Katherine Addison, The Grief of Stones (Tor 6/22) Steampunk fantasy novel, second in the Cemeteries of Amalo series begun in the same world as The Goblin Emperor. Thara Celehar, investigating a noblewoman’s death, confronts an ancient, murderous phantom and loses his ability to speak to the dead. Addison is a pen name for Sarah Monette. ‘‘It is very seldom that a fantasy mystery novel manages to create this richness ...Read More

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New Books: 23 August 2022

Andrews, Ilona: Ruby Fever

(HarperCollins/Avon 978-0-06-287839-7, $7.99, 384pp, formats: paperback, hardcover, ebook, audio, August 23, 2022)

Paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel, the third in the trilogy featuring Catalina Baylor and sixth overall in the Hidden Legacy series.

 

Aryan, Stephen: The Warrior

(Angry Robot US 978-0-85766-958-2, $14.99, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the second in The Quest for Heroes series, about a hero who believes ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 22 August 2022

Two new hardcover novels rank on two lists each this week. Mohsin Hamid’s literary fantasy The Last White Man (Riverhead) ranks #15 at NYT and #6 at LAT (where it actually debuted last week); and R. A. Salvatore’s Glacier’s Edge (Harper Voyager), latest in the long-running series The Legend of Drizzt, ranks #15 at USA Today and #12 at PW.

Meanwhile, a new edition of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Book

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New Books: 16 August 2022

Bacon, Eugen: An Earnest Blackness

(Raw Dog Screaming/Anti-Oedipus , $18.95, 124pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, August 15, 2022)

Non-fiction collection of 12 critical essays, four new, looking at speculative fiction’s potential for dealing with blackness, Afrofuturism, colonialism, and more. Individual essays include references.

 

Dawn, Randee: Tune in Tomorrow

(Rebellion/Solaris US 978-1-78618-630-0, $16.99, 464pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, August 16, 2022)

Humorous fantasy novel, subtitled “The Curious, Calamitous, Cockamamie Story ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: Hamlet, Prince of Robots by M. Darusha Wehm

Cover Reveal!

Check out this cool cover reveal from Potentia Press: a stunningly futuristic cover of Hamlet, Prince of Robots by M. Darusha Wehm. Love the neon skull!

 

Praise for the Book:

“Like Succession meets Blade Runner … an extremely compelling and satisfying read that allowed me to investigate my own place in our time of communion and interdependence with machines.” —Pip Adam, author of Acorn Prize winner The ...Read More

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New Books: 9 August 2022

Adlakha, Sarah: Midnight on the Marne

(Tor/Forge 978-1-250-77459-0, $26.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Alternate history/time loop fantasy novel. A soldier’s action changes the outcome of WWI, and he gets a chance to go back and set things right.

 

Chu, Wesley: The Art of Prophecy

(Penguin Random House/Del Rey 978-0-593-23763-2, $28.99, 544pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 9, 2022)

Fantasy novel, the first book in the ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: Karma of the Sun by Brandon Ying Kit Boey

Cover Reveal!

Today’s cover reveal is from CamCat Books: a gorgeous and mystical cover for Brandon Ying Kit Boey’s debut novel Karma of the Sun.

 

Praise for the Book

“A hero’s journey for the end of the world, Karma of the Sun is a must-read for anyone reckoning with where we are now and where we will go next.” —Erin Swan, author of Walk the Vanished Earth

“With ...Read More

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New Books: 2 August 2022

Attebery, Brian: Fantasy: How it Works

(Oxford University Press 978-0-1928-5623-4, $27.95, 208pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, June 30, 2022)

Non-fiction, critical exploration of the genre, its popularity, and its relevance to contemporary experience as “the lie that speaks truth”. Authors covered include Ursula K. Le Guin, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor.

 

Blair, Melissa: A Broken Blade

(Barnes & Noble/Union Square & Co. 9781454947875, $17.99, 448pp, formats: trade paperback, ...Read More

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Magazines Received – June

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. 7 & 8, July/August 2022
  • $8.99, bimonthly, 208pp,
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New Books: 26 July 2022

Boorman, Kate A.: Into the Sublime

(Macmillan/Holt 978-1-250-19170-0, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 26, 2022)

Young-adult horror/mystery novel. Four teenage girls descend into a dangerous underground cave system in search of a lake of local legend, said to reveal your deepest fears.

 

Chen, Gina: Violet Made of Thorns

(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-0-593-42753-8, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 26, 2022)

Young-adult fantasy novel inspired by fairytales ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, July 2022

 

Ben Aaronovitch, Amongst Our Weapons (Orion; DAW 4/22) Time is tight in this ninth urban fantasy detective novel in the Rivers of London. DC Peter Grant has to stop a series of murders involving possibly magical rings, even as his river-goddess partner Beverley prepares to give birth to twins any day. The basic magical mystery is, as usual, delightfully strange and occasionally horrifying, while the pending births add a ...Read More

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Cover Reveal: The Registration by Madison Lawson

Cover reveal! 
From author Madison Lawson comes a thrilling cover for The Registration,
out this September from CamCat Books.

 

You can’t outrun the Registration

Imagine it’s legal to commit one murder in your lifetime⎯if you Register the victim and accomplish the kill within fourteen days. So when Lynell Mize stands in line to Register the man who abused her as a child, she’s shocked to hear a stranger ...Read More

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New Books: 19 July 2022

Anderson, Kevin J., Longueira, Allyson, eds.: Gilded Glass

(WordFire Press 978-1680573435, $17.99, 338pp, formats: trade paperback, hardcover, ebook, July 19, 2022)

Anthology of 24 original short speculative stories on the theme of deception. Authors include Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry, Alan Dean Foster, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Michaelbrent Collings. Edited by Anderson and Longuiera along with their publishing graduate students at Western Colorado University.

 

Cassidy, Nat: Mary: An Awakening of ...Read More

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New Books: 12 July 2022

Beauman, Ned: Venomous Lumpsucker

(Soho Press 9781641294126, $27.95, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, July 12, 2022)

Near-future SF novel about two people trying to preserve the most intelligent fish on the planet, a small, ugly bottom-feeder.

 

Burgis, Stephanie: Touchstones

(Five Fathoms Press 979-8450717692, $14.99, 372pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 11, 2022)

Collection of 16 fantasy stories, two new. Stories include fairy-tale reframings, Victorian romance, and contemporary ghosts.

 

Burian, ...Read More

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New Books: 5 July 2022

Abbott, Alana Joli, Rios, Julia, eds.: Bridge to Elsewhere

(Outland Entertainment 978-1-954255333, $17.95, 367pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 5, 2022)

Original anthology of SF stories centered around a spaceship’s crew. Authors include John Chu, C.S.E. Cooney, SL Huang, and Justin C. Key.

 

Chambers, James, Gyzander, Carol, eds.: Even in the Grave

(eSpec/NeoParadoxa 978-1-956463-03-3, $17.95, 254pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, July 1, 2022)

Original anthology of ghost stories. Authors ...Read More

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