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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
Dark Matter Magazine
- Rob Carroll, ed.
- Issue #10, July-August 2022
- $15.00 print/$4.99 digital, bimonthly, 136pp
- Literary magazine exploring the
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
Meanwhile, a new edition of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Book
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
- Trevor Quachri, ed.
- Vol. 92 Nos. 7 & 8, July/August 2022
- $8.99, bimonthly, 208pp,
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more
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 MoreRead more