New in Paperback: September 2017

Beaulieu, Bradley P. : Of Sand and Malice Made
(DAW 978-0756413323, $14, 240pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
The Song of Shattered Sands #2

(First edition: DAW, September 2016)

Fantasy novel, second book in a series following Twelve Kings of Sharakhai (2015), set in a great desert city rules by twelve immortal kings.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Carson, Rae : Like a River Glorious
(HarperCollins/Greenwillow 978-0062242952, $9.99, 432pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Gold Seer #2

(First edition: Harpercollins/Greenwillow, September 2016)

Young adult fantasy novel, second book of a trilogy following Walk on Earth a Stranger (2015), about a girl with magical powers in 1849 California.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.

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Chabon, Michael : Moonglow
(Harper Perennial 978-0062225566, $16.99, 480pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017

(First edition: Harper, November 2016)

Associational novel consisting of the deathbed confession of the narrator’s grandfather, about, among many other things, model rocketry and the space program.
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Czerneda, Julie E. : The Gate to Futures Past
(DAW 978-0756412234, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Reunification #2

(First edition: DAW, September 2016)

SF novel, second in a trilogy following This Gulf of Time and Stars (2015), set in the same universe as the author’s Clan Chronicles.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Hardinge, Frances : The Lie Tree
(Abrams/Amulet 978-1419726415, $10.99, 400pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017

(First edition: UK: Macmillan, May 2015)

Young adult fantasy novel about a young woman, seeking to understand her father’s death, who discovers a strange tree that bears fruit when she whispers a lie to it.
• Abrams’ site has this description.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “It’s a rather stunning page-turner of a performance, and an excellent introduction to Hardinge’s increasingly important body of work.”

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Herbert, Brian, & Kevin J. Anderson : Navigators of Dune
(Tor 978-0765381262, $9.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Aug 2017
Dune #13

(First edition: Tor, September 2016)

SF novel, the thirteenth collaboration by Brian Herbert, son of original Dune author Frank Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson, and third in a trilogy following Sisterhood of Dune (2012) and Mentats of Dune (2014).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Kadrey, Richard : Butcher Bird
(Night Shade Books 978-1597809245, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017

(First edition: Night Shade Books, July 2007)

Supernatural fantasy novel about a San Francisco tattoo artist whose attack by a demon reveals to him spheres of demonic existence unknown to other mortals.
• The Night Shade Books site has this description.
• Faren Miller reviewed the book in the September 2007 issue of Locus Magazine, calling it “a potent contemporary fantasy”.

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Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller : Alliance of Equals
(Baen 978-1481482660, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Aug 2017
Liaden #19

(First edition: Baen, July 2016)

SF novel in the authors’ long-running Liaden Universe series, following Dragon in Exile (2015), in which Clan Korval struggles to reestablish its trading supremacy from their new homeworld of Surebleak.
• Baen’s site has a description with links to several chapters.

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Liu, Cixin : Death’s End
(Tor 978-0765386632, $16.99, 608pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3

(First edition: Tor, September 2016)

SF novel, third in a trilogy following Hugo winner The Three-Body Problem (2014) and The Dark Forest (2015), about humanity dealing with Trisolarian invaders.
• The translator is Ken Liu.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The book won the Locus Award for Best SF novel, and was a finalist for this year’s Hugo Awards.

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North, Claire : The End of the Day
(Orbit US/Redhook 978-0316316750, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Aug 2017

(First edition: Orbit US/Redhook, April 2017)

Fantasy novel about a man named Charlie who visits people before they are visited by Death.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed the book in the April issue of Locus Magazine: “With its fragmented structure and occasionally self-consciously meditative prose, The End of the Day might puzzle some who enjoyed the thriller plotting of The Sudden Appearance of Hope, but at its best it reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer.”

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Priest, Cherie : The Family Plot
(Tor 978-0765396075, $15.99, 368pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017

(First edition: Tor, September 2016)

Fantasy novel about a salvage crew tasked with demolishing a haunted house.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Stokes, Paula : Vicarious
(Tor Teen 978-0765380951, $10.99, 352pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

(First edition: Tor Teen, August 2016)

Young adult SF novel about two Korean sisters working as digital stunt girls for ViSEs, Vicarious Sensory Experiencies.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The second book, Ferocious, was published August 15th in hardcover.

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Taylor, Travis S., & Les Johnson : On to the Asteroid
(Baen 978-1481482677, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

(First edition: Baen, August 2016)

SF novel about asteroid miners whose manipulation of an asteroid to bring it closer to Earth threatens the planet.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Wilde, Fran : Cloudbound
(Tor 978-0765377869, $17.99, 400pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017
Bone Universe #2

(First edition: Tor, September 2016)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Updraft (2015), set in a city of living bone.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Liz Bourke reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: Cloudbound represents the opposite of a sophomore slump. It’s that rare bird, the follow-up to a highly praised first novel that doesn’t just equal its predecessor’s accomplishments, but exceeds them. I felt Updraft was a promising debut effort; Cloudbound sees much of that promise realised, with hints of more to come.”

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