New Books : 10 October 2017

+ Alderman, Naomi : The Power
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-54761-1, $26, 400pp, hardcover, October 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Oct 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316547659
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478999904

SF novel in which teenage girls develop the power to cause others agonizing pain and death, triggering an upturning of worldwide order.
• The book was first published in the UK in ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 9 October 2017

Stephen King & Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties (Scribner) debuts strongly at #1 on four print lists.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
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10.08
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10.09 Amz
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(10.09) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic ...Read More Read more

Periodicals, early October 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/

October 2017
Issue 101, cover art by Rubén Castro
• This issue has fiction by Dennis Danvers, Lavie Tidhar, Annie Neugebauer, Alethea Kontis, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Kate Ingram.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Dennis Danvers and Rubén Castro, a feature by Ed Grabianowski, ...Read More

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New Books : 3 October 2017

* Aryan, Stephen : Mageborn
(Orbit 978-0-316-55478-7, $16.99, 432pp, trade paperback, October 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Oct 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316554794
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478923183
• Age of Dread #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series set in the aftermath of the author’s “Age of Darkness” trilogy, about a minority population with magical abilities in a society ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 2 October 2017

Various editions of Stephen King’s It dominate lists again this week, with trade paperback editions ranking #1 on four lists.

 

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10.08
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10.02 Amz
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(10.02) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer 09.11.17 / ...Read More Read more

Periodicals, late September 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/

September 2017
Issue 234-235, cover art by Veli Nystrom
Issue 235, the 9th anniversary double-sized issue, posted September 28th, has stories by Richard Parks, Kameron Hurley, Rebecca Campbell, and T.S. McAdams, with an archive story by K.J. Parker.
Issue ...Read More

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Print Periodicals, September 2017

Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/

Sep-Oct 2017
Issue 60, £5.99, 96pp, cover art by Ben Baldwin
• Stories in this issue are by Carole Johnstone, Tim Lees, Ray Cluley, and Stephen Hargadon.
• Columns are by Lynda E. Rucker, Ralph Robert Moore, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including an ...Read More

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New Books : 26 September 2017

+ Delaney, Joseph : The Dark Assassin
(HarperCollins/Greenwillow 978-0062334596, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Sep 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062334619
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062688279
• Starblade Chronicles #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following A New Darkness (2014) and The Dark Army (2016), about a 17-year-old spook and his female apprentice battling evil ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 25 September 2017

Various editions of Stephen King’s It dominate lists this week; even the hardcover edition ranks, on the Publishers Weekly list.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.01
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09.03
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(09.25) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer 09.11.17 / ...Read More Read more

Classics in Reprint, September 2017

Hodgson, William Hope : The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” and Other Nautical Adventures
(Night Shade Books 978-1597809207, $17.99, 512pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Sep 2017

(First edition: Night Shade Books, September 2003)

Omnibus of the 1907 title novel plus 23 other nautical stories, the first volume in Night Shade’s five-volume series of complete works by Hodgson, now appearing in paperback.
• Night Shade’s ...Read More

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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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New Books : 19 September 2017

* Canavan, Trudi : Successor’s Promise
(Orbit 978-0316209281, $27, 576pp, hardcover, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316324960
UK edition: 978-0356501161 (Thu 21 Sep 2017)
• Millennium’s Rule #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Thief’s Magic (2014) and Angel of Storms (2015), about a sentient book in a world where magic powers an industrial ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 18 September 2017

Sarah J. Maas’s Tower of Dawn (Bloomsbury) debuts impressively at #3 on the combined Publishers Weekly list, and #2 on the Publishers Weekly Frontlist Children’s list.

 

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(09.18) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers ...Read More Read more

New Books : 12 September 2017

* Abraham, Brad : Magicians Impossible
(St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne 978-1-250-08352-4, $27.99, 400pp, hardcover, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250083531

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a man who discovers his late father was a secret agent in a society of magical spies.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 11 September 2017

Two media tie-in novels debut this week: Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer (Random House), on two children’s lists, ranking as high as #3; and Delilah S. Dawson’s Star Wars: Phasma (Del Rey), ranking #10 on two lists.

 

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Periodicals, early September 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/

September 2017
Issue 100, cover art by Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor
• This 100th issue has fiction by Andrea Tang, Kameron Hurley, Carrie Laben, Kristi DeMeester, and Lucy A. Snyder.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Kameron Hurley and artist Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor, an essay on ...Read More

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Locus Bestsellers, September 2017

HARDCOVERS Months
on list Last
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1) Beren and Lúthien, J. R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 1 – 2) The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O., Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (HarperCollins/Morrow) 1 – 3) Assassin’s Fate, Robin Hobb (Ballantine Del Rey) 2 2 4) Walkaway, Cory Doctorow (Tor) 3 1 5) The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor) 4 4 6) The Black ...Read More Read more

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

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Weekly Bestsellers, 4 September 2017

The trade paperback edition of Stephen King’s It (Scribner) has been ranking on lists for several weeks, in anticipation of the film version opening next week.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.10
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New & Notable Books, September 2017




Michael Bishop, Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories
(Fairwood Press/Kudzu Planet Productions Jun 2017)

One of our most lyrical and literary authors has collected his stories set in Georgia, or about Georgians, with work reminiscent of Flannery O’Connor. This has an author’s note; an introduction by professor Hugh Ruppersburg, ‘‘Beyond Regionalism’’; and 15 stories, including Nebula Award finalist ‘‘Rattlesnakes and Men’’ and two originals.





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Periodicals, late August 2017

Aphelion

• Webzine of SF and fantasy; nonpaying; since 2001
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/

August 2017
Issue 220
• This issue has fiction by Rod Clark, Lou Antonelli, Ray Prew, Charlie Fish, Gregory Cioffi, and others.
• There’s also flash fiction, poetry, and an editorial, plus links to more of the best stories and poetry from the ‘zine’s first 20 years.

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Classics in Reprint: August 2017

* Bova, Ben : The Best of Bova, Volume III
(Baen 978-1-4814-8259-2, $16, 512pp, trade paperback, August 2017, cover art Adam Burn)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-603-5

Collection of 32 stories, the third volume of three, from across Bova’s career.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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New Books : 29 August 2017

* Bennett, James : Raising Fire
(Orbit 978-0-316-39073-6, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, September 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316390729
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478971498
• Ben Garston #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Chasing Embers (2016), about an ordinary man who is really a figure out of myth and legends.
• Hachette’s site has ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 28 August 2017

N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky (Orbit), third in a trilogy following Hugo winners The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate, ranks prominently on two lists, #4 on the Washington Post paperback fiction list, #27 on the combined USA Today list.

 

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Print Periodicals, August 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: Since 2017 Bi-monthly
http://www.analogsf.com/

September/October 2017
Vol. 137 No. 9&10, $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Eldar Zakirov
• This issue has a novella by Bud Sparhawk, novelettes by Edward M. Lerner, Tracy Canfield, Rich Larson, Craig DeLancey, and Norman Spinrad, and ...Read More

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New Books : 22 August 2017

+ Baxter, Stephen : The Massacre of Mankind
(Crown 978-1-5247-6012-0, $27, 496pp, hardcover, August 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781524760144
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525496458

First US edition (UK: Orion/Gollancz, January 2017)

SF novel, an authorized sequel to H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, set 14 years after the invasion in that book.
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Weekly Bestsellers, 21 August 2017

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale inches back up on all five print lists compiled here.

 

Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
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(08.21) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 18 23 ...Read More Read more

New in Paperback: August 2017

Anderson, Kevin J. : Eternity’s Mind
(Tor 978-0765369369, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
• Saga of Shadows #3

(First edition: Tor, September 2016)

SF novel, third in a trilogy following the Hugo-nominated The Dark Between the Stars (2014), and Blood of the Cosmos (2015).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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New Books : 15 August 2017

* Brennan, Sara Rees : In Other Lands
(Big Mouth House 978-1-6187-312-03, $19.95, 437pp, hardcover, August 2017, cover illustration Carolyn Nowak)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618731357

Young adult fantasy novel about a nerdy English schoolboy who discovers a magical world called the Borderlands.
• Small Beer Press’ site has this description with an excerpt and quotes from reviews. ...Read More

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Weekly Bestsellers, 14 August 2017

A new Dark-Hunter novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dragonsworn (St. Martin’s), debuts on two lists, ranking #12 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list.

 

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08.13
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(08.14) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed 30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100 Hardcovers Clare, Lady ...Read More Read more

New Books : 8 August 2017

* Avdic, Asa : The Dying Game
(Penguin 978-0-14-313179-3, $16, 288pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
• Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
• Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781524705640
• Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525493150

Alternate history SF novel, the author’s first novel, set in a 2037 in which the Soviet Union never fell, about a bureaucrat who is assigned to stage her own death in ...Read More

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