New UK Books : June – July 2017

* Baxter, Stephen : Xeelee: Vengeance
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473217171, £20, 352pp, hardcover, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473217201
• Xeelee #-

Far future SF novel, latest in Baxter’s long-running Xeelee series that began with Raft in 1991 and most recently included the collection Xeelee: Endurance in 2015.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look ...Read More

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New in Paperback: July 2017

Arden, Katherine : The Bear and the Nightingale
(Del Rey 978-1101885956, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, January 2017)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a Russian girl whose stepmother forbids her from honoring her childhood spirits.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Publishers Weekly gave it a starred review ...Read More

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New Books : 25 July 2017

* Aguirre, Ann : Vanguard
(Feiwel & Friends 978-1250089823, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250089830
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427285560
• Razorland #4

Young adult dystopian SF novel, fourth book in a series following the trilogy Enclave (2011), Outpost (2012), and Horde (2013),
about a girl raised as a Hunter in an ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 24 July 2017

The 2012 trade paperback edition of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (Broadway) is selling well on all three Amazon sites compiled here, ranking #1 on Amazon.com this morning.


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Classics in Reprint: May – July 2017

Lee, Tanith : Night’s Sorceries
(DAW 978-0756411015, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698404496
• Flat Earth #-

(First edition: DAW, April 1987)

Fantasy novel, fifth and final book in the “Flat Earth” series of interconnected stories following Night’s Master (1978), Death’s Master (1979), Delusion’s Master (1981), and Delirium’s Mistress (1986).
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New Books : 18 July 2017

* Casper, Susan : Up the Rainbow: The Complete Short Fiction of Susan Casper
(Fantastic Books 978-1-5154-1027-0, $34.99, 452pp, hardcover, July 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017

Collection of 24 stories first published from 1983 to 2003, with one story previously unpublished, by the author who died this past February. Michael Swanwick provides an introduction, Andy Duncan an afterword.
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New Books : 11 July 2017

* Allan, Nina : The Rift
(Titan 978-1-78565-037-6, $14.95, 432pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-78565-039-0

SF novel about about a woman whose sister disappeared for 20 years and then returned claiming she spent the time on another planet.
• Titan’s site has this description
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Allan crafts mirrored portraits ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 10 July 2017

Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” collection Seven Stones to Stand or Fall (Delacorte) debuts in the top 10 on four lists.

Also, Pittacus Lore’s YA novel Generation One (HarperCollins) debuts on two lists, ranking #2 on the New York Times‘s Young Adult Hardcover list.


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Periodicals, early July 2017

Abyss & Apex

• Magazine of Speculative Fiction, since Jan/Feb 2003; editor-in-chief Wendy S. Delmater
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://www.abyssapexzine.com/

3rd Quarter 2017
Issue 3Q, Whole #63, cover art by Mondolithic Studios
• This issue has fiction by Jon Rollins, Janet K. Nicolson, Brenda Kalt, Rich Larson, Adam Vine, and Jordan Taylor.
• There’s also poetry by Rebecca Buchanan and several others, and small press book ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, July 2017




Clive Barker, Infernal Parade
(Subterranean Press Mar 2017)

A dark fantasy novella told in six parts, finally bringing together pieces of story previously only available with action figures issued in 2004, now with new illustra­tions by Bob Eggleton. Convicted criminal and King of Showmen Tom Requiem leads a parade of humans and fantastic creatures from North Dakota to the mythical city of Karantica. “Infernal Parade features some wonderful imagery ...Read More

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New Books : 4 July 2017

* Aaronovitch, Ben : The Furthest Station
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-833-9, $40, 144pp, hardcover, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Fri 30 Jun 2017
• Rivers of London #7

Urban fantasy novella in the author’s Rivers of London series, about ghosts in the London Underground.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls the book “an excellent entry point to the Peter Grant series ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 3 July 2017

Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner (Bantam) debuts strongly on three lists, ranking #2 at both New York Times and Publishers Weekly.


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Periodicals, late June 2017

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bi-monthly (6 issues/year)
http://www.analogsf.com/

July/August 2017
Vol. 137 No. 7&8, $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Rado Javor
• This issue has a novella by Martin L. Shoemaker, novelettes by C. Stuart Hardwick, Maggie Clark, Brian Trent, and Rob Chilson, and short ...Read More

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New Books : 27 June 2017

* Barnes, Steven : Twelve Days
(Tor 978-0-7653-7597-1, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466849082

Paranormal thriller about the lives of one family during global terrorist attacks on world leaders and criminals.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Barnes’s characters are mostly well-written, and he knows ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 26 June 2017

Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland’s The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (Morrow) debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #11 on the New York Times list.

And Terry Brooks’ The Black Elfstone (Del Rey) debuts on two lists, ranking #17 on the Publishers Weekly list.

 

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New in Paperback, June 2017

Black, J. Patrick : Ninth City Burning
(Ace 978-1101991466, $16, 544pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017

(First edition: Ace, September 2016)

SF novel, the author’s first novel, set 500 years after aliens have devastated Earth with universe-altering weapons called thelemity.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New Books : 20 June 2017

* Bishop, Michael : Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories
(Fairwood Press/Kudzu Planet Productions 978-1933846651, $17.99, trade paperback, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017

Collection of 15 mainstream stories set in Georgia or featuring characters from Georgia. Two stories are original to this book.
• Contents include the 2015 Nebula-nominated novelette “Rattlesnakes and Men”.
• Fairwood’s site has this description with blurbs by Karen ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 19 June 2017

Michael Crichton’s Dragon Teeth (Harper) debuts on two more lists, and now ranks in the top five on four of the print lists compiled here.

 

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Periodicals, mid-June 2017

Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Sigrid Ellis
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Monthly
http://apex-magazine.com/

June 2017
Issue 97, cover art by Irina Kovalova
• This issue has stories by Aimee Ogden, Pip Coen, K.A. Teryna, and Tobias S. Buckell, with a novel excerpt by Mary Turzillo and a vault story by Maureen F. McHugh.
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New Books : 13 June 2017

* Anderson, Taylor : Devil’s Due
(Ace 978-0451470652, $27, 496pp, hardcover, June 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698162983
• Destroyermen #12

Alternate history SF novel, twelfth in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea (2012), Storm Surge (2013), Deadly Shores (2014), Straits ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 12 June 2017

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) debuts on several lists this week, ranking as high as #6 on the fiction hardcover list at New York Times.

 

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New Books : 6 June 2017

* Afsharirad, David, ed. : The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 3
(Baen 978-1-4814-8268-4, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, June 2017, cover art Bobrowski)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-582-3

Anthology of 15 stories first published in 2016, third in a series following The Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera (2015) and The Year’s Best Military & ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 5 June 2017

Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows (McElderry), second book in the author’s “Dark Artifices” series, debuts at #1 on three lists, most notably the combined USA Today list.

Also, Michael Crichton’s posthumous Dragon’s Teeth (Harper) debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #2 on the fiction hardcover lists at New York Times and Publishers Weekly.

 

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Periodicals, early June 2017

Clarkesworld

• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil Clarke
• Format: Online; Ebook
• Frequency: Monthly
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/

June 2017
Issue 129, cover art by Matt Dixon
• This issue has fiction by Andy Dudak, Julia K. Patt, Nina Allan, Sam J. Miller, A Que, Jay Lake, and Aliette de Bodard.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Gregory Benford and articles by S.E. Jones ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, June 2017




John Joseph Adams, ed., Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press Apr 2017)

This original anthology includes 18 stories (five reprints) of adventure tales from far-flung galaxies, with work by Charlie Jane Anders, Tobias S. Buckell, Becky Cham­bers, Alan Dean Foster, Kameron Hurley, Linda Nagata, and more, with an introduction by the editor. ‘‘Fitting the scope of space opera into short stories can be hard, ...Read More

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Periodicals, late May 2017

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

• Literary adventure fantasy, since 2008; publisher and editor-in-chief Scott H. Andrews
• Format: Online; PDF and ebook formats
• Frequency: biweekly
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/

May 2017
Issue 225-226, cover art by Ashley Dotson
Issue 226, posted May 25th, has stories by Richard Parks and Ryan Row, with an archive story by Saladin Ahmed.
Issue 225, posted May 11th, has stories by Caroline ...Read More

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New Books : 30 May 2017

* Andrews, Ilona : White Hot
(HarperCollins/Avon 978-0062674791, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, May 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 May 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062289261
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062423610
• Hidden Legacy #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Burn For Me (2014), about a detective in a magical society.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 29 May 2017

Stephen King & Richard Chizmar’s novella Gwendy’s Button Box (Cemetery Dance) debuts on four print lists, ranking as high as #5 on the combined USA Today list.

 

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