New Books : 5 September 2017

(Note: Macmillan‘s site is down this morning, so several titles due today from Macmillan imprints, including Tor, will be posted later.)

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* Asaro, Catherine : The Bronze Skies
(Baen 978-1-4814-8258-5, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, September 2017, cover art Alan Pollack)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-609-7
Skolian Saga #16

SF novel, 16th (or 22nd, depending on which volumes and shorter works are counted) in the author’s long-running Skolian Saga, and second in a new series that began with Undercity (2014), about a female private investigator.
• Baen’s site’ has this description, with links to several chapters.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Not just for fans of Asaro’s Skolian Saga, this exciting novel stands alone for anyone who enjoys science fiction adventure.”

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+ Bradley, James : Clade
(Titan 978-1785654145, $14.95, 320pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017

First US edition (Australia: Penguin, 2015)

SF novel about changes across Earth including extreme weather, the collapse of bee colonies, incidents of inferlity, and advances in technology.
• This is the first US edition of a novel published to some acclaim two years ago in Australia.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Gary K. Wolfe’s review in the February 2015 issue of Locus Magazine is here: “[I]t is among the most literate and humane contributions to that slowly emerging tradition of what is sometimes called ‘‘slow apocalypse’’ fiction – tales that grapple with the emergent realities of climate change, species die-offs, virulent new diseases, and the inexorable pattern of the world going irreversibly to hell in a comparatively pokey handbasket.”

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* Brassey, Joseph : Skyfarer
(Angry Robot 978-0857666765, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666772
UK edition: 9780857666758 (Thu 7 Sep 2017)
The Drifting Lands #1

Space fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about an apprentice sorceress on a space quest for a mythical relic.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with a blurb from Neal Stephenson.

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* Cargill, C. Robert : Sea of Rust
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-240583-8, $27.99, 384pp, hardcover, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062405845
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062742407

Post-apocalyptic SF novel about a renegade robot in a world where humanity has been wiped out by their machines.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Cargill effectively takes a grim look at a war-torn future where our nonhuman successors face complex moral dilemmas, exploring what it means to be alive and aware through the trials and tribulations of Brittle and her allies. This action-packed adventure raises thought-provoking and philosophical questions.”

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* Carroll, Jonathan : The Crow’s Dinner
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-827-8, $40, 584pp, hardcover, August 2017, jacket art Ryder Carroll)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 31 Aug 2017

Nonfiction collection of essays, hundreds of short pieces that originally ran on the author’s website Medium.
• Subterranean’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “All very short—most no more than a page—each selection offers a polished and precise observation of a person, impression, or idea.”

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* Daniel, Tony : The Amber Arrow
(Baen 978-1-4814-8253-0, $18.99, 416pp, hardcover, September 2017, cover art Dan Dos Santos)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-608-0
Wulf’s Saga #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series following The Dragon Hammer (2016), about an alternate Viking-like America invaded by a vampire-based Roman empire.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Flint, Eric, & Alistair Kimble : Iron Angels
(Baen 978-1-4814-8256-1, $25, 384pp, hardcover, September 2017, cover art Adam Burn)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-606-6

Urban fantasy novel about an FBI investigation into a Chicago religious cult that reveals an ancient evil.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “…this tale is energetic at times”.

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* Lackey, Mercedes : Apex
(Disney/Hyperion 978-1-4847-0786-9, $18.99, 304pp, hardcover, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Hunter #3

Young adult fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy that began with Hunter (2015) and Elite (2016), about conflict between the Hunters and the PsiCorps to protect Apex City from monstrous Outsiders.
• Disney’s site has this description.

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* Maas, Sarah J. : Tower of Dawn
(Bloomsbury 978-1681195773, $18.99, 672pp, hardcover, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781681195803
Throne of Glass #7

Young-adult fantasy novel, seventh in a series following Assassin’s Blade, Throne of Glass (2012), Crown of Midnight (2013), Heir of Fire (2014), Queen of Shadows (2015), and Empire of Storms (2016), about a teenaged assassin inspired by Cinderella.
• Bloomsbury’s site has this description with quotes from reviews of the earlier books.

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* Martinez, Michael J. : MJ-12: Shadows
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597809269, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781597809283
Majestic-12 #2

Military fantasy novel, second in a series following MJ-12: Inception (2016), about superhuman “variants” discovered at the end of World War II and controlled by a secret government program in Nevada.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* McGuire, Seanan : The Brightest Fell
(DAW 978-0-7564-1331-6, $26, 368pp, hardcover, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698183520
October Daye #11

Urban fantasy novel, eleventh in a series about October (Toby) Daye, a half-human, half-faerie private investigator in San Francisco, following the author’s debut novel Rosemary and Rue (2009), A Local Habitation (2010), An Artificial Night (2010), Late Eclipses (March 2011), One Salt Sea (2011), Ashes of Honor (2012), Chimes of Midnight (2013), The Winter Long (2014), A Red Rose Chain (2015), and Once Broken Faith (2106).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This compelling mystery with intensely personal stakes and genuine surprises is one of the strongest installments to date.”

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* Norman, Lisanne : Circle’s End
(DAW 978-0756408558, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756413330
Sholan Alliance #9

SF novel, ninth and final book in the “Sholan Alliance” series about human alliance with cat-like aliens called the Sholans, that began with Turning Point (1993).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Novik, Naomi : Golden Age and Other Stories
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-830-8, $25, 184pp, hardcover, August 2017, jacket illustration Sandara Tang)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 31 Aug 2017

Collection of seven stories set in the author’s Temeraire series.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review has mysteriously vanished, but the Subterranean page above quotes from it: “Perhaps the best story in the collection is ‘Golden Age,’ which tells an alternate version of the first meeting between Temeraire (here called Celeste) and Laurence and the formation of their unusual bond.”

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* Orwin, Paige : Immortal Architects
(Angry Robot 978-0857665942, $7.99, 480pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665959
UK edition: 9780857665935 (Thu 7 Sep 2017)
The Interminables #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Interminables (2016), about a wizard’s cabal that runs the east coast of the US in 2020.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Rowland, Diana : White Trash Zombie Unchained
(DAW 978-0756408244, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101608708
White Trash Zombie #6

Humorous zombie novel, sixth in a series following My Life as a White Trash Zombie (2011), Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (2012), White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (2013), How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (2014), and White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (2015).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Steinmetz, Ferrett : The Uploaded
(Angry Robot 978-0857667175, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857667182
UK edition: 9780857667168 (Thu 7 Sep 2017)

SF novel about a world run by the elderly, who have moved online and whose priority for society is maintaining their digital heaven.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Valente, Catherynne M. : The Glass Town Game
(Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1-4814-7696-6, $17.99, 544pp, hardcover, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481476980
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781508241706

Young adult fantasy novel about a game invented by the four Brontë sisters to defeat Napolean who finds their game come to life as a train whisks them to a real Glass Town.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “a linguistically dazzling novel that draws on the Brontë siblings’ real-life childhood writings about Glass Town, an invented land where they escaped the difficulties of their lives.”

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* Williamson, Michael Z. : Forged in Blood
(Baen 978-1-4814-8270-7, $25, 400pp, hardcover, September 2017, cover art Kurt Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-607-3
Freehold #8

Anthology of 16 original stories set in the editor’s “Freehold” universe of novels including most recently When Diplomacy Fails (2012).
• Authors include Larry Correia, Rob Reed, Tom Kratman, Tony Daniel, and Zachary Hill.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapter excerpts.

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