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Periodicals, late March

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/

March 2015
Issue 168-169
Issue 169, posted March 19th, has stories by Carrie Vaughn and Sylvia Anna Hivén, a podcast of the Vaughn story, and archive podcast and story by Aliette de Bodard and A.J. Fitzwater.
Issue 168, posted March 5, has stories by K.J. Kabza and Alyc Helms, a podcast of the Helms story, and an archive story by Sarah L. Edwards.

(Sat 28 Mar 2015)

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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/

Mar-Apr 2015
Issue 45, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Richard Wagner
• Stories in this issue are by S.P. Miskowski, Laura Mauro, Stephen Hargadon, Steve Rasnic Tem, Emily B. Cataneo, Andrew Hook, Cate Gardner, and Danny Rhodes.
• Columns are by Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker, Tony Lee, and Peter Tennant.

(Tue 24 Mar 2015)

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Daily Science Fiction

• Original science fiction & fantasy emailed to you every weekday; debuted September 1, 2010; editors Jonathan Laden and Michele Barasso
• Format: Online; email
• Frequency: daily
http://dailysciencefiction.com/

March 2015
• Stories posted this past month are by Caroline M. Yoachim, C.C. Finlay, Sean Williams, James Van Pelt, Mari Ness, Cat Rambo, and others.

(Sat 28 Mar 2015)

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Dreams and Nightmares

• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/

January 2015
Issue 100, $5, 20pp, cover art by Kelli Hoppmann
• This issue has poetry by Terry A. Garey, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Sandra Lindow, Darrell Schweitzer, Ruth Berman, Ann K. Schwader, and others.
• David C. Kopaska-Merkel posts regular updates at the Dreams & Nightmares blog.

(Tue 3 Mar 2015)

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Interzone

• SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
http://ttapress.com/category/interzone/

Mar-Apr 2015
£4.99, cover art by Martin Hanford
• Stories in this issue are by Alastair Reynolds, Fadzlishah Johanabas, Rich Larson, Tendai Huchu, and Aliya Whiteley.
• Features include a commentary by Ian Sales, “Have Awards for Genre Short Fiction Had Their Day”?; David Langford’s “Ansible Link” news and obituaries; columns by Jonathan McCalmont and Nina Allan; and an interview with Aliya Whiteley.

(Tue 24 Mar 2015)

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Strange Horizons

• Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews; founded September 2000; editor-in-chief Susan Marie Groppi through 2010, Niall Harrison beginning 2011
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Weekly; reviews posted three times a week
http://www.strangehorizons.com/

March 2015
• Stories published so far this month are Even the Mountains Are Not Forever by Laurie Tom, The Salt Mosquito’s Bite and the Goddess’ Sting by J Mehentee, and City of Salt by Arkady Martine, all with accompanying podcasts.
• Poetry is by John W. Sexton, Rose Lemberg, Liz Bourke, and Elizabeth R. McClellan, also with podcasts.
• Columns and articles include Renay on Anthology Curation, various contributors on Nimoy and Spock, a Book Club on K.J. Parker’s first short story collection, Rose Lemberg on Diversity, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz on embracing science fiction, and a Book Club on Alan Garner.

(Sat 28 Mar 2015)

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Terraform

• Weekly online SF magazine, edited by Brian Merchant and Claire L. Evans, since November 2014
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Weekly
http://motherboard.vice.com/terraform

March 2015
• Stories posted this past month are Headshot by Julian Mortimer Smith, Springing Backwards by Rich Paulas, In the Hollow of the Valley by Nicholas O’Brien, The Dragon and the Martian by Becky Ferreira, and Flesh for Trade by Nicholas Budgen.
• In February, the site posted Valentine’s Day by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu; Gynoid, Preserved by Malon Edwards, Inter-Exo by Julie Steinbacher, and There Is Nothing in the Universe That Is Not Me by Dominica Phetteplace.
• And Ursula K. Le Guin on the Future of the Left, excerpted from the preface to a book by Murray Bookchin.

(Sat 28 Mar 2015)

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Tor.com

• SF & fantasy fiction, reviews, commentary, founded 2008; staff includes fiction editors Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Daily
http://www.tor.com/

March 2015
• Stories posted this past month include The Shape of My Name by Nino Cipri, The Thyme Fiend by Jeffrey Ford, The Museum and the Music Box by Noah Keller, and Dog by Bruce McAllister.
Excerpts include those from works by Justine Larbalestier, David Walton, Ken Liu, and Gwendolyn Womack.

(Sat 28 Mar 2015)

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Classic Reprints, February – March

Dunsany, Lord : The Last Revolution
(Skyhorse/Talos Press 978-1940456126, $12.99, 192pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Feb 2015

(First edition: UK: Jarrolds, 1951)

SF novel about self-reproducting machines that turn against humans.
• Amazon’s page has a description and it’s “Look Inside” function with previews.
• The SF Encyclopedia’s entry on Dunsany has a discussion of the book.
• SF Site has a Curiosities column by David Langford from F&SF‘s February 2002 issue about the book.

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Egan, Greg : Schild’s Ladder
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805445, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Feb 2015

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, February 2002)

Hard SF novel set in a posthuman far-future, concerning an experiment in quantum physics that creates an expanding sub-universe that theatens to devour our own.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, and the page has the Publishers Weekly review, which concludes, “The pleasures of this impressive novel, although considerable, are almost entirely intellectual.”
• Egan’s site has this page for the book, with a synopsis and links to information and illustrations.

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* Kinsella, W. P. : The Essential W. P. Kinsella
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-187-9, $15.95, 422pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015

Collection of 31 baseball-themed stories, four of them previously uncollected and two original to this book, by the author Shoeless Joe.
• Rick Wilber provides an introduction.
• Tachyon’s site has this description and order page.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Kinsella is a masterly writer of short fiction. Though his first-person narrators, mostly men much like himself, can become a bit repetitive when the collection is read straight through, each of these works, whether fantastic or realistic, is individually a small marvel of the storyteller’s art.”

(Fri 20 Feb 2015)
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* Lafferty, R. A. : The Man with the Aura
(Centipede Press 978-1613471098, $100, 300pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015

Collection of 17 stories, second volume in “The Collected Short Fiction” of R.A. Lafferty, with an introduction by Harlan Ellison and an afterword by John Pelan.
• Stories include “Land of the Great Horses”, “Continued on Next Rock”, and “Great Day in the Morning”.
• Centipede Press’ site has this description.

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Martin, George R. R., & Lisa Tuttle : Windhaven
(Orion/Gollancz 978-1473208940, $16.99, 400pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Feb 2015

(First edition: Timescape, April 1981)

SF novel, Martin’s second novel and Tuttle’s first, an adventure set on a storm-wracked colony world where flyers with artificial wings maintain contact among islands.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• The novel placed second in the 1982 Locus Poll for Best SF Novel.

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Moorcock, Michael : Jewel and Amulet
(Tor 978-0765375124, $17.99, 416pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Feb 2015

Omnibus of two fantasy novel’s in Moorcock’s Hawkmoon sequence: The Jewel in the Skull (1967) and The Mad God’s Amulet (1977, revised from Sorcerer’s Amulet, 1968).
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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New Books, 24 March

* Green, Sally : Half Wild
(Penguin/Viking 978-0-670-01713-3, $18.99, 432pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698148857
Half Bad #2

Young adult novel, second of a trilogy after Half Bad (2014), about modern day witches and a sixteen-year-old boy who is half white witch and half black witch.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gave it (as it did the first book) a starred review, concluding that the book “features the same powerful language, well-developed characters, fascinating magic, and harrowing action sequences as its predecessor and will leave its readers anxiously awaiting the final volume.”

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* Gregory, Daryl : Harrison Squared
(Tor 978-0-7653-7695-4, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466852716
UK edition: Titan 978-1783297641 (Fri 27 Mar 2015)


Lovecraftian fantasy novel about a teenaged boy who’s terrified of water, and the disappearance of his mother in the coastal town of Dunnsmouth, Massachusetts.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Gregory delivers an enthralling and exciting tale that should intrigue both readers unfamiliar with Lovecraft and longtime fans of the stories.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the March issue of Locus Magazine: “Despite some genuinely scary moments – mostly in the few chapters that shift to Harrison’s mother’s point of view – the generally good-natured tone of the tale, along with wonderful characters like Aunt Sel and the fish-boy Lub, suggest Daniel Pinkwater as much as Lovecraft, and despite the HPL furniture Harrison Squared is in no sense an imitation or pastiche.”

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* Lloyd, Tom : Old Man’s Ghosts
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575131217, £16.99, 400pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575131231
Empire of a Hundred Houses #2

Fantasy novel, second volume in series following Moon’s Artifice (2013), about an investigator in the ruling city of the Empire of a Hundred Houses, which is threatened by civil war.
• Gollancz’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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+ Philip, Gillian : Icefall
(Tor 978-0-7653-3325-4, $26.99, 448pp, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429967921
Rebel Angel #4

Fantasy novel, fourth and final book in a series following Firebrand, Bloodstone (both US 2013), and Wolfsbane (US 2014), set in the 16th century and about a Veil that separates the human worlds from that of the Sithe.
• The book was first published in the UK in 2014.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The nearly flawless fourth and final volume in Philip’s Rebel Angels series (after Wolfsbane) is faster-paced and sharper than its predecessors.”

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* Robson, Justina : The Glorious Angels
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575134010, £16.99, 512pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575134041

Fantasy novel about political turmoil coming to the magical city of Glimshard.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Tor.com has this review Niall Alexander: “Mixing science fiction and fantasy with elements of horror and erotica, as well as the weird, The Glorious Angels is Justina Robson’s first non tie-in novel since Down to the Bone—the conclusion of the Quantum Gravity quintet—fully four years ago.”

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+ Simmons, Dan : The Fifth Heart
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-19882-0, $28, 624pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316198806
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478983156

Alternate history literary fantasy about Sherlock Holmes, who comes to America (while still presumed to be dead following Reichenbach Falls) to team up with novelist Henry Adams.
• This is the US edition, following the UK edition by 19 days.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Simmons knows the Holmes canon and uses that expertise in the service of a highly original reimagining of the beloved sleuth.”

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* Thompson, Arianne ‘Tex’ : Medicine for the Dead
(Rebellion/Solaris 978-1781083079, $7.99, 480pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015
UK edition: 978-1781083062 (Thu 9 Apr 2015)
Children of the Drought #2

Dark fantasy western, second in a series following One Night in Sixes (2014), about a border town near an area populated by shapeshifters and animal gods.
• Solaris’ site has this post about the book.

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Weekly Bestsellers, 23 March

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant debuts on two more print lists this week, ranking #3 on both.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.29
WP
03.22
LAT
03.22
USAT
03.15
PW
03.23
Amz
(03.23)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.23)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.23)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Briggs, Dead Heat 03.16.15 / 2 16 -8     56 -52 18 -10      
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 31       75 +14   xxx..   xxx..
Gaiman, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances 02.09.15 / 7 18 -5 xx 19 -8 xxx.. 22 +1 xxx..   xxx..
Hearne, Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi 03.16.15 / 2 x     x 23 -10      
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 4 5 -2 3 ++ 3 ++ 40 -15 8 -3 62 -19 31 -20 22 -15
Koontz, Saint Odd 01.26.15 / 9 xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx 25 -5     xxx..
Riordan, The Blood of Olympus 11.10.14 / 20     x 145 + 19 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Robb, Obsession in Death 02.23.15 / 5 xx xxx xx 99 -51 17 -5      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 82     xxx.. 42 +20 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Divergent Series Complete Box Set 03.31.14 / 26       xxx..   75 + xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 37     xxx.. 142 + 4 +4 xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 149 xxx..   xxx.. 20 +6 6 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.29
WP
03.22
LAT
03.22
USAT
03.15
PW
03.23
Amz
(03.23)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.23)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.23)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Butcher, Skin Game 03.16.15 / 2 20 -8              
Dashner, The Kill Order [tpb] 11.10.14 / 19       141 +3 xxx..      
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 52     xx 59 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 20     xxx 53 +6   xxx..    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 36 xxx..   xxx..       39 -7  
Hartman, Seraphina [tpb] 03.09.15 / 3 14 -2              
Koontz, The City 03.09.15 / 3 10 -1     104 -19 10 +2      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 64     xxx.. xxx 14 -1 xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 208 15 + xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 50       xxx..   84 + xxx.. 41 +31
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 219   xxx..   xxx..   xxx xxx 63 +
Pratchett, The Color of Magic 03.23.15 / 1       90 ++        
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 3 12 -6     106 +3 3 -1      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 69 3 -2   12 + 72 = xxx.. xxx    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 91 xxx..   xxx.. 39 +34 5 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               76 -24  
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 1             18 ++ 73 ++
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 20 7 +2 xxx.. 1 +1 67 = 19 -3 68 +12   57 +
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 2 10 =       13 -1      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.29
WP
03.22
LAT
03.22
USAT
03.15
PW
03.23
Amz
(03.23)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.23)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.23)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Periodicals, mid-March

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.analogsf.com/

May 2015
Vol. 135 No. 5, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
• This issue has a novella by Rajnar Vajra, a novelette by Bud Sparhawk, and short stories by Robert R. Chase, Therese Arkenberg, Aubry Kae Andersen, and J.L. Forrest. There’s also a “Probability Zero” vignette by Don Sakers, and a poem by John Ciminello.
• The science article, by Nick Kanas, M.D., is about manned interstellar travel.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Juliette Wade, and “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, responding to E.O. Wilson’s specifications for extraterrestrial intelligence; and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Fri 20 Mar 2015)

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Asimov’s Science Fiction

• Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.asimovs.com/

April/May 2015
Vol. 39 No. 4&5 (whole #471&472), $7.99, cover art by Gary Freeman
• This double issue has novellas by Eugene Fischer and Allen M. Steele, novelettes by Tom Purdom, Michael Swanwick & Gregory Frost, and Anna Tambour, and short stories by Joe M. McDermott, Liz Williams, Robert Reed, Jay O’Connell, Fran Wilde, and Frank Smith.
• Poetry is by Bruce Boston, Wendy Rathbone, Robert Frazier, Richard Bruns, and Joshua Cage.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams, “Philadelphia Stories”; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, on “Praising or Banning” in book reviews; and book reviews by Norman Spinrad, covering titles by Adam Sternbergh, Peter Liney, and Gary Shteyngart.

(Fri 20 Mar 2015)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.; PDF and other electronic formats since Sept. 2012
• Format: Electronic
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.nyrsf.com/

February 2015
Issue 318, Vol. 27 No. 6, 32pp
• This special “Epic Fantasy” issue features an essay on the topic by Stephen R. Donaldson, and Samuel R. Delany’s forward to new volume of his early novels.
• Other essays include A.P. Canavan on Orcs, Ian C. Esslemont on violence, Brian Staveley on orgasm, Olympe Chambrionne on Balzac, and Jean-Daniel Brèque on Lucius Shepard.
• Reviews are by Michael Levy on Jonna Gjevre, Karen Burnham on Link & Grant, and Sandra Lindow on Eleanor Arnason.

(Wed 4 Mar 2015)

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Perihelion Science Fiction

• E’zine of hard SF fiction, nonfiction, and art, since 2012; edited by Sam Bellotto Jr.
• Format: Monthly
• Frequency: Online
http://www.perihelionsf.com/

March 2015
Cover art by Jessie Jennings
• Stories in this issue are by Eric Del Carlo, Kurt Heinrich Hyatt, Jenny Duptsi, Richard Wren, Daniel Roy, Sean Patrick Hazlett, Kris Ashton, Gregor Hartmann, Robin Wyatt Dunn, Mord McGhee, Chad Gayle.
• Articles are by Ann Gimpel and Eric M. Jones.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, a page of shorter stories, and a page of reviews.

(Sat 21 Mar 2015)

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New in Paperback, March

Ambrose, E. C. : Elisha Magus
(DAW 978-0756409623, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Dark Apostle #2

(First edition: DAW, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, second of a series following Elisha Barber (2013), about witchcraft in 14th century England.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Andrews, Ilona : Magic Breaks
(Ace 978-0425277492, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Kate Daniels #7

(First edition: Ace, August 2014)

Urban fantasy novel, seventh in the “Kate Daniels” series following Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds (2010), Magic Slays (2011), and Magic Rises (2012), about a female mercenary in a magical Atlanta.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Benford, Gregory, & Larry Niven : Shipstar
(Tor 978-0765367129, $9.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Bowl of Heaven #2

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Hard SF novel, second book of a duology following Bowl of Heaven (2013), about explorers who discover a huge bowl-shaped object that half-encircles its star.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Russell Letson reviewed the book last year in Locus Magazine, commenting “The two-part layout of this double-decker is not only the result of the time and space (in authorial-resource terms) needed to get it done; it becomes part of the story design in a way not unlike what Philip José Farmer did with the Riverworld series’ unfolding of secrets and solving of puzzles. … [The Bowl is] full of surprises, perspective shifts, and trapdoors.”

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Bledsoe, Alex : Wisp of a Thing
(Tor 978-0765376930, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Tufa #2

(First edition: Tor, June 2013)

Fantasy novel, set in the same realm as The Hum and the Shiver, about people descended from Irish fairies who live in Appalachia.
• In this book a folk singer searches for a song to mend his broken heart.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Faren Miller reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Bledsoe’s skill at hybrid mystery/fantasy in the ‘Eddie LaCrosse’ series translate well into this complex setting.”

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Bova, Ben : Mars, Inc.: The Billionaire’s Club
(Baen 978-1476780399, $15, 368pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Billionaire’s Club #1

(First edition: Baen, December 2013)

SF novel, first of a series, about a group of industry billionnaires who launch an effort to send humans to Mars without government red tape.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Bova, Ben : Transhuman
(Tor 978-0765369321, $8.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

SF novel about a cellular biologist who abducts his dying granddaughter in order to treat her with an enzyme not yet approved by the FDA.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Butcher, Jim : Skin Game
(Roc 978-0451470041, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Dresden Chronicles #15

(First edition: Roc, June 2014)

Fantasy novel, fifteenth in the “Dresden Chronicles” about crime-solving wizard Harry Dresden in Chicago, following Cold Days (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author’s website has this page about the book, with links (in the drop-down menu) to several chapter excerpts.

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Correia, Larry : Monster Hunter Nemesis
(Baen 978-1476780535, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Feb 2015
Monster Hunter #5

(First edition: Baen, July 2014)

Humorous fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Monster Hunter International (2007), Monster Hunter Vendetta (2010), Monster Hunter Alpha (2011), and Monster Hunter Legion (2012), about a man recruited by a covert organization dedicated to eradicating monsters.
• Baen’s site has this description (click the ‘back’ link in the upper right if necessary), with links to several chapters.

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Davidson, Rjurik : Unwrapped Sky
(Tor 978-0765367860, $8.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about Caeli-Amur, a city once saved by minotaurs, where three people challenge tradition and superstition.
• The author’s 2010 UK collection The Library of Forgotten Books had the same setting.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Faren Miller reviewed last year in Locus Magazine, commenting “the science-fantastical equivalent of smog and traffic noise shouldn’t prevent Caeli-Amur from rewarding anyone who grants it more than a day-trip’s passing glance.”

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Hunt, Stephen : Jack Cloudie
(Tor 978-0765369406, $9.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Jackelian #5

(First edition: UK: Harper Voyager, July 2011)

Steampunk fantasy novel, fifth set in the world of The Court of the Air (2007), The Kingdom Beyond the Waves (2008), The Rise of the Iron Moon (2009), and Secrets of the Fire Sea (2010).
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Leigh, Stephen : Immortal Muse
(DAW 978-0756409166, $7.99, 560pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015

(First edition: DAW, March 2014)

Historical fantasy novel (a singleton) about the lives of an alchemist and his wife who become immortal in 1352.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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McKiernan, Dennis L. : Stolen Crown
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451419897, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Mithgar #-

(First edition: Roc, February 2014)

Fantasy novel, part of the author’s Mithgar series following City of Jade (2008), about two families battling to rule their kingdom.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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Salyards, Jeff : Veil of the Deserters
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808156, $15.99, 464pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Bloodsounder’s Arc #2

(First edition: Night Shade Books, June 2014)

Military fantasy novel, second in a series following the author’s first novel Scourge of the Betrayer (2012), about a young scribe hired to chronicle the exploits of a band or warriors.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
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Sanderson, Brandon : Words of Radiance
(Tor 978-0765365286, $9.99, 1328pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Stormlight Archive #2

(First edition: Tor, March 2014)

Epic fantasy novel, second in a planned 10-book series following The Way of Kings (2010), about a war over mystical weapons on a world wracked by power sweeps.
• Macmillan’s site has this description, with an excerpt.

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Schroeder, Karl : Lockstep
(Tor 978-0765337276, $16.99, 352pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015

(First edition: Tor, March 2014)

Young-adult hard SF novel about an interstellar civilization whose members live for millennia by alternating long periods of hibernation with shorter periods of wakefulness.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Russell Letson reviewed last year in Locus Magazine: Lockstep tells a dense and textured story: a family-history mystery, a revolutionary adventure, and glimpses of Stapledonian panoramas, all studded with marvels and vistas and appealing science-fictional ideas and devices (my favorites: the genetically engineered cat-otter pets called denners and the AI/simulation-game-based/statistically representative government called a demarchy).”

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Valente, Catherynne M. : The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
(Macmillan/Square Fish 978-1250050618, $7.99, 288pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Fairyland #3

(First edition: Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends, October 2013)

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2009) and The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (2012), about a girl from Nebraska who travels to Fairyland. Illustrations are by Ana Juan.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and a video trailer.
• The book was a Locus Award as best Young Adult Book.

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books, 17 March

— posted Tuesday 17 March 2015 @ 10:18 am PDT

* Buchanan, Col : The Black Dream
(UK: Macmillan/Tor UK 978-1447211181, £8.99, 400pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 Mar 2015
Heart of the World #3

Fantasy novel, third of a series following Farlander (UK 2010, US Jan. 2011) and Stands a Shadow (2011), set in a religious empire where a single island nation remains free.
• Pan Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.

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* Carriger, Gail : Prudence
(Orbit 978-0-316-21224-3, $20, 368pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316212236
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478930143
UK edition: 978-0356501796 (Thu 19 Mar 2015)
The Custard Protocol #1

Steampunk fantasy novel set in the Victorian London world of the author’s Parasol Protectorate series (Soulless (2009), etc.), about Alexia Maccon’s daughter Prudence, who sails a dirigible to India.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Orbit’s site has this excerpt.
• The author’s website has a book signing tour schedule.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Carriger maintains a droll, tongue-in-cheek tone, and her protagonists are as concerned with witty banter and fashionable hats as they are with fighting for their lives. Series fans will enjoy this mischievous romp, which revisits old favorites while raising a new crop of charming characters.”

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* Deas, Stephen : The Splintered Gods
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575100589, £7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575100596
Memory of Flames #6

Fantasy novel, sixth in a series following The Adamantine Palace (2009), The King of the Crags (2010), The Order of the Scales (2011), The Black Mausoleum (2012), and Dragon Queen (2013), set in a land where dragons are violent creatures subdued into servitude by human masters.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
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* Evans, Leigh : The Danger of Destiny
(St. Martin’s Paperbacks 978-1250035110, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466829183
Mystwalker #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Trouble with Fate (2012), The Thing About Weres (2013), and The Problem With Promises (2014), about a half-Were, leader of her pack, who struggles with her half-Fae side.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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+ Liney, Peter : Into the Fire
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1623654450, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015
Detainee #2

First US edition (UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, July 2014)

Dystopian SF novel, second in a series following The Detainee (2013), in which the old, sick, and poor are exiled to a remote island watched over by punishment satellites.
• Quercus’ site has this description.
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+ Pratchett, Terry : A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction
(Random House/Doubleday 978-0-385-53832-9, $26.95, 286pp, hardcover, March 2015, jacket illustration Justin Gerard)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-385-53831-2
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-8041-9359-7

First US edition (UK: Transworld/Doubleday UK, October 2012)

Collection of 33 stories and other pieces, first published from 1963 to 2009, with a foreword by A.S. Byatt. It’s the author’s first short fiction collection since 2004 NESFA volume Once More with Footnotes.
• There are color interior illustrations by Josh Kirby.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Though the stories here aren’t his absolute best writing, there is plenty to entertain curious fans.”

(Tue 10 Mar 2015)
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* Smale, Alan : Clash of Eagles
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-8041-7722-1, $27, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8041-7723-8
Clash of Eagles #1

Alternate history novel, first of a trilogy and the author’s first novel, in which the Roman Empire has not fallen as the North American continent is discovered in 1218 A.D.
• Random House’s site has this description with blurbs from Stephen Baxter, Harry Turtledove, and others, and an excerpt.

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* Teppo, Mark, ed. : Thirteen: Stories of Transformation
(Resurrection House/Underland Press 978-1630230067, $17, 352pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00TYVVJ4M

Anthology of 28 original fantasy stories about what transformation and rebirth as symbolized by the thirteenth Tarot card.
• Authors include Richard Bowes, Daryl Gregory, Gra Linnaea, Cat Rambo, and Christie Yant.
• Resurrection House’s site has this description with the table of contents.

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 16 March

— posted Monday 16 March 2015 @ 10:09 am PDT

Patricia Briggs’ Dead Heat (Ace), latest in her Alpha and Omega series, debuts strongly on print lists, ranking has high as #4 at USA Today.

And Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant (Knopf) debuts on print lists this week, ranking as high as #3 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.22
WP
03.08
LAT
03.15
USAT
03.08
PW
03.16
Amz
(03.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.16)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Bishop, Vision in Silver 03.16.15 / 1       40 ++ 21 ++      
Briggs, Dead Heat 03.16.15 / 1 8 ++     4 ++ 8 ++      
Brown, Golden Son 01.19.15 / 7 xxx..   13 +2 xxx..       xxx..
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 30       89 -2   xxx..   xxx..
Gaiman, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances 02.09.15 / 6 13 -4 [ 10 ] 11 -2 xxx 23 -10 xxx   xxx
Hearne, Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi 03.16.15 / 1 17 ++     91 ++ 13 ++      
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 3 3 ++     25 ++ 5 ++ 43 -28 11 -4 7 -2
Koontz, Saint Odd 01.26.15 / 8 xx   xxx.. xx 20 -5     xxx..
Riordan, The Blood of Olympus 11.10.14 / 19     17 + xx 16 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Robb, Obsession in Death 02.23.15 / 4 x   x 48 -10 12 -5      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 81     xxx.. 62 +11 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 36     xxx.. xxx 8 +1 xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 148 xxx..   xxx.. 26 +5 6 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex III: Vengeance of the Iron Dwarf 03.16.15 / 1         16 ++      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.22
WP
03.08
LAT
03.15
USAT
03.08
PW
03.16
Amz
(03.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.16)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Butcher, Skin Game 03.16.15 / 1 12 ++              
Dashner, The Kill Order [tpb] 11.10.14 / 18       144 + xxx..      
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 51     x 58 +9 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 19     xx 59 -1   xxx    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 35 xxx..   xxx..       32 +10  
Hartman, Seraphina [tpb] 03.09.15 / 2 12 -1              
Koontz, The City 03.09.15 / 2 9 +3     85 ++ 12 ++      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 63     xxx.. xx 13 +3 xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 207 x   8 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 49       xxx..   xx xxx.. 72 +
Pratchett, The Colour of Magic (UK) 03.25.08 / 2             50 +  
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 2 6 +2     109 +25 2 =      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 68 1 ++   xxx.. 72 +16 xxx.. xx    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 90 xxx..   xxx.. 73 -3 7 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               75 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               52 +35  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (UK)               79 +  
Sanderson, Words of Radiance 03.16.15 / 1 18 ++              
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 19 9 -2   2 -1 67 +24 16 +3 80 +6   x
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 1 10 ++       12 ++      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.22
WP
03.08
LAT
03.15
USAT
03.08
PW
03.16
Amz
(03.16)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.16)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.16)
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Category: Bestsellers

New Books, 10 March

— posted Tuesday 10 March 2015 @ 2:26 pm PDT

* Adams, C. T. : The Exile
(Tor 978-0-7653-3687-3, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466829329
Book of the Fae #1

Urban fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first solo novel, about the owner of an occult shop who possesses the last portal between the human and fae worlds.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Adams does an admirable job of breathing life into Faerie and its creatures before ending on a game-changing cliffhanger.”

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* Datlow, Ellen, ed. : The Doll Collection
(Tor 978-0-7653-7680-0, $27.99, 352pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466851948

Anthology of 17 original dark fantasy stories about dolls.
• Authors include Joyce Carol Oates, Jeffrey Ford, Tim Lebbon, Pat Cadigan, Seanan McGuire, and Richard Bowes.
• Macmillan’s site has this page about the book.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Datlow’s ban on clichéd “evil doll” stories encouraged contributors to explore refreshingly original ideas… Accompanying photos of dolls and their parts intensify the eeriness of these works, which easily transcend their familiar theme.”
• Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews it in the March issue of Locus Magazine.

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* Hartman, Rachel : Shadow Scale
(Random House 978-0-375-86657-9, $18.99, 608pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-375-89659-0
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-307-96896-8
Seraphina #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second of a duology following Seraphina (2012), about a girl who is part human, part dragon, in a world where war is breaking out between humans and dragons.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The previous book won a Sunburst Award and was a finalist for several other awards.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “As the page count attests, Hartman’s style is leisurely; she builds her epic fantasy carefully, with attention to detail and atmosphere, while letting the plot simmer and allowing just as much to happen off-screen as in Seraphina’s presence. … This is a worthy and wholly satisfying continuation of Seraphina’s tale.”

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* Ishiguro, Kazuo : The Buried Giant
(Knopf 978-0-307-27103-7, $26.95, 336pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-385-35322-9
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-7393-8178-6

Historical fantasy novel set in early medieval England, about an elderly couple searching for their long-lost son.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly has a lengthy starred review by Lydia Millet: “It’s a sad, elegiac story, one that has a tone and texture suited to its subject matter: a dreamy journey, repetitive and searching as lost memory. … The Buried Giant is a slow, patient novel, decidedly unshowy but deliberate and precise—easy to read but difficult to forget.”
• Neil Gaiman reviewed it in the New York Times: “Ishiguro is not afraid to tackle huge, personal themes, nor to use myths, history and the fantastic as the tools to do it.”

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+ Joshi, S. T., ed. : Black Wings of Cthulhu 3
(Titan 978-1783295715, $14.95, 400pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Mar 2015

Anthology, subtitled “Seventeen New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror”.
• Authors include Jonathan Thomas, Darrell Schweitzer, Don Webb, Lois Gresh, and Brian Stableford.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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* Rusch, Kristine Kathryn : The Peyti Crisis
(UK: WMG Publishing 978-1561466160, £12.99, 364pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 8 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00QTZ3Q7Y
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00R8IF8CW
Retrieval Artist #12

Mystery/SF novel, twelfth in the ‘Retrieval Artist’ series following The Disappeared (2002), Extremes (2003), Consequences (2004), Buried Deep (2005), Paloma (2006), Recovery Man (2007), Duplicate Effort (2009), Anniversary Day (2011), Blowback (2012), A Murder of Clones (2015), and Search & Recovering (2015), and fifth in the sequence beginning with Anniversary Day.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Linked here is the UK trade paperback edition; Amazon.com lists only the Kindle and audiobook editions.

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* Simmons, Dan : The Fifth Heart
(UK: Sphere 978-0751560954, £18.99, 624pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 5 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780748132652

Alternate history literary fantasy about Sherlock Holmes, who comes to America (while still presumed to be dead following Reichenbach Falls) to team up with novelist Henry Adams.
• Little, Brown UK’s site has this description.
• The US edition is due March 24th.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Simmons knows the Holmes canon and uses that expertise in the service of a highly original reimagining of the beloved sleuth.”

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* Tregillis, Ian : The Mechanical
(Orbit 978-0-316-24800-6, $17, 480pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316247993
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478983057
The Alchemy Wars #1

Alternate history SF novel in which the Netherlands has become the world power via an army of mechanical men called Clakkers, invented in the 17th century by Christiaan Huygens.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Tregillis’s complex setting is elegantly delivered, and the rich characters and gripping story really make this tale soar.”

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* Valente, Catherynne M. : The Boy Who Lost Fairyland
(Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends 978-1250023490, $16.99, 240pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250072795
UK edition: 978-1472119278 (Thu 5 Mar 2015)
Fairyland #4

Young adult fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2009), The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (2012), and (2013), this time about a changeling boy, once a troll in Fairyland, who finds his way back home.
• Illustrations are by Ana Juan.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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* Valentine, Genevieve : Persona
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-2512-4, $24.99, 320pp, hardcover, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481425148

Near-future political thriller about an assassination attempt on a diplomat from the new country United Amazonia Rainforest Confederation.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this desription with a link to Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Through flashbacks, Valentine brings a measure of depth to her protagonists as well as their assorted colleagues and companions, all of whom are portrayed with a humorous, satiric edge…”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the March issue of Locus Magazine.

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 9 March

— posted Monday 9 March 2015 @ 10:54 am PDT

Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning is the highest-ranking hardcovere on any of the print lists compiled here, still at #9 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list.

In paperback, D.J. Molles’ The Remaining: Allegiance (Orbit), fifth in a post-apocalypse series, debuts on two lists, ranking as high as #15 on the NYT list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.15
WP
03.08
LAT
03.08
USAT
03.01
PW
03.09
Amz
(03.09)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.09)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.09)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Brown, Golden Son 01.19.15 / 6 xxx..   15 +3 xxx..       xxx..
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 29       87 -25   xxx..   xxx..
Gaiman, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances 02.09.15 / 5 9 = 10 + 9 -2 xx 13 + xx   xx
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 2           15 -1 7 -5 5 +10
King, Revival 10.20.14 / 20 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 20 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Koontz, Saint Odd 01.26.15 / 7 x xxx.. xxx x 15 +     xxx..
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 21   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 22 + xxx.. xxx.. xx
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 127 4 +7     xxx.. xxx..      
Riordan, The Blood of Olympus 11.10.14 / 18     xx x 18 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Robb, Obsession in Death 02.23.15 / 3 10 -4 x 17 = 38 -27 7 +      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 80     xxx.. 73 -6 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 35     xxx.. xx 9 + xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 147 xxx..   xxx.. 31 +8 5 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Sanderson, Firefight 01.19.15 / 8 13 +1     xxx.. xxx..      
Yancey, The 5th Wave 05.13.13 / 29 10 =   xxx.. xxx.. 13 + xxx.. xxx..  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.15
WP
03.08
LAT
03.08
USAT
03.01
PW
03.09
Amz
(03.09)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.09)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.09)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 50     9 + 67 -33 xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 22       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 84 +
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 18     x 58 -21   xx    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 34 xxx..   xxx..       42 -8  
Hartman, Seraphina [tpb] 03.09.15 / 1 11 ++              
Koontz, The City 03.09.15 / 1 12 ++              
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 62     xxx.. x 16 + xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 206 18 -6 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Molles, The Remaining: Allegiance 03.09.15 / 1 15 ++     57 ++        
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 218   xxx..   xxx..   x x 68 +7
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 1 8 ++     134 ++ 2 ++      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 67     xxx.. 88 + xxx.. x    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 89 xxx..   xxx.. 70 +10 10 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               87 -34  
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 18 7 = xxx.. 1 = 91 -17 19 + 86 +3   71 +9
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
03.15
WP
03.08
LAT
03.08
USAT
03.01
PW
03.09
Amz
(03.09)
UK:
Amz UK
(03.09)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(03.09)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Category: Bestsellers


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