New Books : 5 February 2019

Royalty reigns over this list of 17 new books: evil queens, the ruin of kings, a space princess, and five royal daughters!
New titles this week are by Larry Correia, Theodora Goss, Joanna Hathaway, Micah Dean Hicks, Darius Hinks, Marlon James, Victor LaValle & John Joseph Adams, Jenn Lyons, Evie Manieri, Jessie Mihalik, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Scotto Moore, Larry Niven, Patrice Sarath, S.A. Sidor, Kristen Simmons, and Kim Wilkins. ...Read More Read more

New Books : 29 January 2019

Gods rule this week’s new books: Inuit and Viking gods battle in THE WOLF IN THE WHALE by Jordanna Max Brodsky; TIDE OF THE TITANS by Thoraiya Dyer is about the gods and goddesses of thirteen cities in a forest canopy; and R.A. Salvatore’s latest RECKONING OF FALLEN GODS. 
Other new titles this week by Mike Ashley, Leigh Bardugo, Robert Jackson Bennett, Mike Chen, Simon Ings, Michelle Sagara, and Shaun ...Read More Read more

New & Notable Books, January 2019

Ben Aaronovitch, Lies Sleeping (DAW 11/18) Detective Constable (and apprentice wizard) Peter Grant has to deal with some major new developments as he hunts the Faceless Man and ends up confronting an old (very old) foe in this thrilling seventh book in the Rivers of London urban fantasy series. (Published simultaneously in the UK by Gollancz.)

 

Aliette de Bodard, In the Vanishers’ Palace (JABberwocky Literary Agency 10/18) “Beauty and ...Read More

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New Books : 22 January 2019

From the Middle East; to Guerdon, a city of saints and thieves; to the Pearl Famous Academy of Skate & Sword; to the lower wards of Kahnzoka, a great port city of the Blessed Empire; to the Golden State, there are many places to explore in these new books!
New titles this week are by Josiah Bancroft, Michael Chabon, S.A. Chakraborty, Curtis Craddock, Gareth Hanrahan, Henry Lien, Chuck Wendig, Django ...Read More Read more

Locus Bestsellers, January 2019

The Locus Bestsellers for January include top titles Uncompromising Honor by David Weber, Dune by Frank Herbert, Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey, and Timeless by R.A. Salvatore.
  HARDCOVERS Months
on list Last
month 1) Uncompromising Honor, David Weber (Baen) 1 – 2) The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi (Tor) 1 – 3) Port of Shadows, Glen Cook (Tor) 1 – 4) Vengeful, V.E. Schwab (Tor) 2 ...Read More
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New Books : 15 January 2019

Explore the past with a time traveling professor, or an alternate history WWII secret magical warfare program.
Explore the future with fox-magic space opera, or in a cursed pirate spaceship.
Explore both with a novel about a detective who solves crimes by traveling to alternate pasts and futures.
New titles this week are by Gregory Benford, Terry Goodkind, Yoon Ha Lee, David Mack, Christopher Paolini, Alastair Reynolds, S. Andrew Swann, ...Read More Read more

New & Notable Books, December 2018

Dale Bailey, In the Night Wood (John Joseph Adams 10/18) This tale of literary horror concerns Erin, the descendant of a famous children’s book author, who inherits the family estate. In mourning with her husband over the loss of their daughter, things get worse when they begin to see a grim figure from her ancestor’s book. “The prose is genuinely good, the setting is genuinely creepy, and the hints of ...Read More

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Locus Bestsellers, December 2018

The Locus Bestsellers for December include top titles The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien, Dune by Frank Herbert, Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames, and Timeless by R.A. Salvatore.
HARDCOVERS Months
on list Last
month 1) The Fall of Gondolin, J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 2 5 2) Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) 3 1 3) Ball Lightning, Cixin Liu (Tor) 2 8 4) ...Read More
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Weekly Bestsellers, 17 December 2018

Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness (McElderry) debuts strongly on two lists.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.16 LAT
12.16 USAT
12.09 PW
12.17 Amz
(12.17) UK:
Amz UK
(12.17) Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.17) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 10×3 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone 03.12.18 / 41 6 = x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. Clare, ...Read More Read more

Classic Reprints, Sept. – Nov. 2018

Vintage stories about Mars and the Moon, Peter S. Beagle’s THE LAST UNICORN, and two books by Ursula K. Le Guin are all on the latest list of Classic Reprints

Classic works in new editions include a Library of America anthology of SF by women edited by Lisa Yaszek, other anthologies by Mike Ashley and by Hank Davis & Christopher Ruocchio, and titles by Poul Anderson, Peter S. Beagle, David ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 10 December 2018

George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones ranks on all lists this week.

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.16 LAT
12.09 USAT
12.02 PW
12.10 Amz
(12.10) UK:
Amz UK
(12.10) Canada:
Amz.ca
(12.10) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 10×3 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone 03.12.18 / 40 6 +2 ...Read More Read more

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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Forthcoming Books Through September 2019

The Locus Selected Books by Author list has been updated on our Forthcoming Books page, with information from the December 2018 issue covering upcoming titles from genre houses slated through September 2019. Find out about your favorite authors upcoming books!

For the complete list of books by publisher, subscribe to our print magazine or purchase the December issue in print or digital editions, available December 1, 2018.

 

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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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Weekly Bestsellers, 26 November 2018

 

Two new sets of Harry Potter books debut on lists this week, both from US publisher Arthur A. Levine.

First, in paperback, Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of the series first book in the US. And second, Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection, a boxed set of the first three illustrated volumes of the series, in ...Read More

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