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Periodicals, early December 2016

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/

Nov-Dec 2016
Issue 55, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Martin Hanford
• Stories in this issue are by Stephen Hargadon, Lisa Tuttle, David Hartley, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Simon Avery, and Jeff Bowles.
• Columns are by Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including an interview with V.H. Leslie), and Gary Couzens.

(Fri 2 Dec 2016)

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Clarkesworld

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

December 2016
Issue 123, cover art by Maciej Rebisz
• This issue has fiction by Maggie Clark, Wang Yuan, Eleanor Arnason, Yukimi Ogawa, Yosef, Lindell, David Moles, and Nancy Kress.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Bruce Sterling and essays by Julie Novakova and Ken Liu.

(Sat 3 Dec 2016)

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GigaNotoSaurus

• SF/fantasy long fiction, one story per month, beginning November 2010, current editor Rashida J. Smith
• Format: Online
• Frequency: monthly
http://giganotosaurus.org/

December 2016
• This month’s story is “A World Alone” by Lauren Rudin.

(Sat 3 Dec 2016)

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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/

Nov-Dec 2016
Issue 267, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Martin Hanford
• This issue has fiction by Harmony Neal, Ryan Row, Sarah Brooks, Rich Larson, David Cleden, and Samantha Henderson.
• Features include an editorial by Martin McGrath about the James White Award, columns by Jonathan McCalmont and Nina Allan, David Langford’s “Ansible Link” news and obits, a book review section (including interviews with Tade Thompson and Chris Beckett), film reviews by Nick Lowe, and DVD/Blu-ray reviews by Tony Lee.

(Fri 2 Dec 2016)

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Lightspeed

• Science fiction and fantasy stories, original and reprint, plus features; edited by John Joseph Adams; debuted June 2010; combined with former Fantasy Magazine since Jan 2012
• Format: Online; ebook
• Frequency: Monthly issues in ebook formats for purchase; weekly online updates free
http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/

December 2016
Issue 79
• This issue has SF stories by Rich Larson, Joseph Allen Hill, Margo Lanagan, and Christie Yant, and fantasy stories by Carlie St. George, Charles Payseur, William Alexander, and Shweta Narayan.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Nancy Kress, a review of Arrival by Carrie Vaughn, and book reviews by Amal El-Mohtar.
• Exclusive paid content includes a novella by Michael Bishop and an excerpt by Seth Dickinson.

(Sat 3 Dec 2016)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

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

September 2016
Issue 337, Vol. 29 No. 1, 32pp
• This special “Politics” issue features two reviews of Ada Palmer’s Too Like the Lightening, and an essay by Brian Stableford about Théo Varlet.
• Reviews are by Victor Grech (on a Star Trek book), David Mead (Timothy Zahn), Walter Kivet (Nick Mamatas), and Dan’l Danehy-Oakes (Fowler & Adams’ Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016).
• Essays are by Mike Barrett (on Harold Lawlor), Douglas A. Van Belle (discussing scientists in SF with Gregory Benford), and Donald M. Hassler (Torquato Tasso).
• Kevin J. Maroney editorializes about the election of Donald Trump.

(Sat 3 Dec 2016)

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Nightmare Magazine

• Monthly horror e-zine, since October 2012, edited by John Joseph Adams
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://nightmare-magazine.com/

December 2016
Issue 51, cover art by James T. Robb
• This issue has fiction by Dale Bailey, Livia Llewellyn, Brian Evenson, and Priya Sridhar.
• Nonfiction includes an “H Word” column by Alex Hofelich, and interview with artist James T. Robb, and a panel discussion.

(Sat 3 Dec 2016)

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The Dark

• Monthly online horror ‘zine, edited by Sean Wallace; since October 2013
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.thedarkmagazine.com/

December 2016
Issue 19
• This issue has new stories by Steve Rasnic Tem and Cate Gardner, and reprint stories by Thana Niveau and Priya Sharma.

(Sat 3 Dec 2016)

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Periodicals, late November 2016

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/

November 2016
Issue 212-213, cover art by Raphael LaCoste
Issue 213, posted November 22, has stories by Greg Kurzawa and Daniel Baker, plus an archive story by Kris Dikeman.
Issue 212, posted November 10, has stories by Stephen Case and Evan Dicken, and an archive story by Kenneth Schneyer.

(Wed 30 Nov 2016)

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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/

November 2016
• Stories posted in November are by John Wiswell, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Beth Cato, Tori Stubbs, and others.

(Wed 30 Nov 2016)

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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/

November 2016
• Issue 7 November has fiction by Ada Hoffmann, poetry by Tlotlo Tsamaase, and reviews.
14 November has fiction by Alexandra Manglis, poetry by Romalyn Ante, a column by Eleanor Arnason, and an interview with artist Tory Hoke.
21 November has fiction by Jay Werkheiser, poetry by Toby MacNutt, and a column by Kari Sperring.
28 November has fiction by Sarah Tolmie, poetry by Hester J. Rook, an interview with Sarah Tolmie, and a podcast of November poetry.

(Wed 30 Nov 2016)

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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/

November 2016
Original stories posted in November are by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Jonathan Carroll, Marisela Navarro, Caighlan Smith, and Kathleen Baldwin.
Excerpts are from works by Ben Bova, Robert Charles Wilson, Brandon Sanderson, and others.

(Wed 30 Nov 2016)

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New Books : 29 November 2016

* Beukes, Lauren : Slipping: Stories, Essays & Other Writing
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-240-1, $15.95, 288pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016

Collection of 21 stories, five nonfiction pieces, and a glossary.
• Tachyon’s site has this description.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “Beukes writes with passion and a hot immediacy, employing demotic prose that often attains a gritty poetry. She favors capturing the explosive instant rather than the multi-linked chain of circumstances that constitute most stories. This trait lends her work intensity and impact…”

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* Dunstall, S. K. : Confluence
(Ace 978-0425279540, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698187689
Linesman #3

SF novel, third in a series following Linesman (2015) and Alliance (2016), about the discovery of a mysterious alien ship in a galaxy where linesmen enable space travel.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Johansen, Erika : The Fate of the Tearling
(Harper 978-0-06-229042-7, $25.99, 496pp, hardcover, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062290434
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062471826
Queen of the Tearling #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following The Queen of the Tearling (2014) and The Invasion of the Tearling (2015), about a young princess who has reclaimed her dead mother’s throne.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The historical scenes carry more weight and significance than the chaos of the present, though Johansen adeptly describes the destruction and despair. This is a solid, if not entirely satisfying, end to the series.”

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* Johnson, Jean : The Blockade
(Ace 978-0425276945, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016

Military SF novel, first in a new series set in the same world as the earlier five-book “Theirs Not to Reason Why” series.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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+ MacLeod, Ken : The Corporation Wars: Dissidence
(Orbit 9780316363655, $9.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316363662
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478913726
The Corporation Wars #1

First US edition (UK: Little, Brown UK/Orbit, May 2016)

SF novel, first in a series, about a reincarnated soldier and mining robot that has gained sentience fighting in a far-future A.I. war.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The second book, The Corporation Wars: Dissidence, is due in December in both the US and UK.

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* Rice, Anne : Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
(Knopf 978-0-385-35379-3, $28.95, 451pp, hardcover, December 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780385353809
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780735205932
The Vampire Chronicles #14

Vampire novel, second book in a new Vampire Chronicles series following Prince Lestat (2014), and 14th book in the overall series.
• The book includes appendices describing the characters and the earlier books.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…Rice exhibits tremendous skill in making the impossible seem not only possible but logical. She sets up a nail-biting dilemma involving the continued existence of vampires, and the second half of the book roars satisfyingly past.”

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Weekly Bestsellers, 28 November 2016

A new Star Wars/Rogue One novel, Catalyst by James Luceno (Del Rey), debuts on three lists.

Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others aka Arrival (Vintage), rises seven spots to rank #8 this week on the New York Times trade paperback list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.04
WP
11.27
LAT
11.27
USAT
11.20
PW
11.28
Amz
(11.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.28)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Cast, Moon Chosen 10.31.16 / 5 5 =       xx      
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 31 8 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare/Brennan, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy 11.28.16 / 1       42 ++        
Dashner, The Fever Code 10.03.16 / 9       xxx x xxx..   96 ++
Johnston, Star Wars Ahsoka 10.24.16 / 6 4 =     xxx.. x xxx..    
Luceno, Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel 11.28.16 / 1 10 ++     23 ++ 13 ++      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay 10.31.16 / 5       3 ++   3 -1 3 -1 2 -1
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition 10.03.16 / 9       45 -8 x 11 +6 47 -4 23 -10
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 42     9 +8 19 -4 x 5 +6 9 = 1 +4
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 46             59 + 30 -13
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 61       60 -4 xxx 17 +5 xxx.. xxx..
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 17 15 +3 xxx.. xx 54 + 18 +4 80 -40   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.04
WP
11.27
LAT
11.27
USAT
11.20
PW
11.28
Amz
(11.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.28)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others [tpb] 11.14.16 / 3 8 +7     122 -45 22 ++ 121 -6    
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 10.31.16 / 5 8 +1     x 11 -1      
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 31             31 + xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 109       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 83 +
Ness, A Monster Calls [tpb] 08.22.16 / 15 4 =              
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 78 xxx..   xxx.. 91 -32 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 153 xxx..   10 +3 34 -12 x xxx.. x 64 +6
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 34       xxx.. xxx.. 89 -50   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 64 -10   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 49             24 +20 4 +5
Rowling, Harry Potter Paperback Box Set [tpb] 06.08.15 / 32       xxx..   12 +6   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
12.04
WP
11.27
LAT
11.27
USAT
11.20
PW
11.28
Amz
(11.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.28)
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]

Classics in Reprint, November 2016

Hartwell, David G., ed. : Christmas Magic
(Tor 978-0765315809, $18.99, 496pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016

(First edition: Tor, November 1994)

Anthology of 28 fantasy stories, including 10 original to the 1994 edition.
• Authors include Harlan Ellison, Gordon Van Gelder, Howard Waldrop, David R. Bunch, Donald A. Wollheim, and Kit Reed.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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Lee, Tanith : Death’s Master
(DAW 978-0756410964, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016
Flat Earth #2

(First edition: DAW, 1979)

Fantasy novel, second in the “Flat Earth” series of interconnected stories following Night’s Master (1978).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.
• The book won the British Fantasy Award for best novel in 1980.

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MacLeod, Ken : Cosmonaut Keep
(Tor 978-0765389534, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016
Engines of Light #1

(First edition: UK: Orbit, November 2000)

SF novel, first in a trilogy, followed by Dark Light (2001) and Engine City (2002), about first contact in a Russian-dominated 21st century.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

• The novel was a finalist for both the Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.

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Robinson, Kim Stanley : The Memory of Whiteness
(Tor 978-0765391988, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016

(First edition: Tor, September 1985)

SF novel, the author’s third novel, subtitle “A Scientific Romance”, about a musician’s trip through the solar system.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The novel was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987.

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* Silverberg, Robert, ed. : This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse
(Three Rooms Press 978-1-941110-47-8, $19.95, 452pp, trade paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 31 Oct 2016

Anthology of 20 stories and a novel excerpt about the demise of the earth.
• Authors include Olaf Stapledon, Brian Aldiss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jack Vance, and Connie Willis.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “These stunning stories contemplate survival while questioning whether life is worth saving, and many have such rich ideas and settings that they could easily spark full-length novels.”

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New Books: 22 November 2016

* Bova, Ben : Apes and Angels
(Tor 978-0-7653-7952-8, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466868755
Star Quest #2

Hard SF novel, second in a trilogy following Death Wave (2015), about a wave of radiation expanding from the galactic core.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Brooks, Mike : The Machine Society: Rich or Poor, They Want You to Be a Prisoner
(Cosmic Egg 978-1-78535-252-2, $16.95, 224pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 28 Oct 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-78535-253-9

SF novel, the author’s first novel, set in a dystopian future in which a man is cast out of the Perimeter of New Londond.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “Brooks’s dystopia combines echoes of Orwell and Huxley with present-day concerns about capitalism and technology, but never quite pulls its various components together.”

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* Chabon, Michael : Moonglow
(Harper 978-0-06-222555-9, $28.99, 448pp, hardcover, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062225573
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062225597

Associational novel consisting of the deathbed confession of the narrator’s grandfather, about, among many other things, model rocketry and the space program.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “What seduces the reader is Chabon’s language, which reinvents the world, joyously, on almost every page. Listening to his grandfather’s often-harrowing stories, Mike thinks to himself, “What I knew about shame… would fit into half a pistachio shell.””

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* Dalglish, David : Fireborn
(Orbit 978-0-316-30273-9, $16.99, 496pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316302722
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478964407
UK edition: 978-0356506517 (Thu 24 Nov 2016)
Seraphim #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Skyborn, in which the remnants of humanity live on six islands floating above an endless ocean.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “There’s a heavy focus on action-packed aerial combat, and the chaos and conflict escalate with every page, but this fantastical futuristic epic doesn’t skimp on plot development and character moments.”

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* Gernsback, Hugo, edited by Grant Wythoff : The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction
(University of Minnesota Press 978-1517900854, $35, 444pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Nov 2016

Collection of editorials, essays, and stories by the the founder of Amazing Stories in 1926 and of the genre of science fiction.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the table of contents and blurb from Bruce Sterling.
• There is also a hardcover edition (978-1-5179-0085-4) for $122.50.

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+ Harrison, Kim : The Operator
(Pocket 978-1501149917, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781501149924
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781508224198
Peri Reed Chronicles #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following The Drafter (2015), about a woman who can adjust and rewrite time.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.
• There’s also a Library Edition hardcover (978-1501164620) for $28.99.

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* Morris, Kelsi, & Kaitlin Tremblay, eds. : Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories
(Exile Editions 978-1-55096-589-6, $17.95, 304pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Nov 2016

Anthology of 18 original stories.
• Authors include Helen Marshall, Andrew F. Sullivan, Dominik Parisien, and Stephen Michell.
• The Canadian publisher’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This all-Canadian anthology of fantastical stories, featuring emerging writers alongside award-winning novelists, poets, and playwrights, is original, elegant, often poetic, sometimes funny, always thought-provoking, and a must for lovers of short fiction.”

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* Sanderson, Brandon : Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection
(Tor 978-0-7653-9116-2, $27.99, 672pp, hardcover, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765391179
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427280626

Collection of nine stories, including Hugo Award-winning novella “The Emperor’s Soul” and a new Stormlight Archive novella, “Edgedancer”.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This collection is required reading for Sanderson fans, offering plenty for new readers who are undeterred by learning too much.”

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* Wright, John C. : The Vindication of Man
(Tor 978-0765381590, $32.5, 352pp, hardcover, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466882805
The Eschaton Sequence #5

SF novel, fifth in a series following Count to a Trillion (2011), The Hermetic Millennia (2012), The Judge of Ages (2014), and The Architect of Aeons (2015) about rival efforts to counter an alien menace that will arrive at Earth in another 4000 years.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gave the previous book a starred review, calling it a “galaxy-spanning extravaganza with nods to the Odyssey, Shakespeare, and Japanese legend, as well as classic visionary and military SF.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 21 November 2016

— posted Monday 21 November 2016 @ 12:43 pm PST

For the second week in a row David Weber debuts on several lists with a new book, this time At the Sign of Triumph (Tor), the latest volume in his Safehold series, ranking as high as #9 on the Washington Post list.

Meanwhile, Ted Chiang’s Story of Your Life and Others (Vintage) debuts on two print lists, ranking #15 at New York Times, where it’s listing by its movie tie-in title, Arrival.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.27
WP
11.20
LAT
11.20
USAT
11.13
PW
11.21
Amz
(11.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.21)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Cast, Moon Chosen 10.31.16 / 4 5 =       x      
Dashner, The Fever Code 10.03.16 / 8       xx 11 = xxx..    
Graceffa, Children of Eden 10.17.16 / 6 8 -2     xxx 25 -1      
Johnston, Star Wars Ahsoka 10.24.16 / 5 4 =     xxx 18 = xxx..    
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 58     xxx.. 95 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay 10.31.16 / 4           2 +5 2 +6 1 +4
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition 10.03.16 / 8       37 -5 3 = 17 +1 43 +1 13 +8
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 41     17 -4 15 -3 2 -1 11 -2 9 -2 5 +2
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 45             x 17 +12
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 60       56 +5 xx 22 +6 xxx.. xxx..
Weber, At the Sign of Triumph 11.21.16 / 1 14 ++ 9 ++   19 ++ 12 ++      
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 16 18 -2 xxx x xx 22 +1 40 +   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.27
WP
11.20
LAT
11.20
USAT
11.13
PW
11.21
Amz
(11.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.21)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others [tpb] 11.14.16 / 2 15 ++     77 ++   115 -100    
Cogman, The Invisible Library [tpb] 11.21.16 / 1       90 ++        
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 10.31.16 / 4 9 -3     138 -25 10 -3      
Ness, A Monster Calls [tpb] 08.22.16 / 14 4 -1              
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 77 xxx..   xxx.. 59 -7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 152 xxx..   13 = 22 -3 14 -4 xxx 88 + 70 +
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 33       xxx.. xxx.. 39 +29   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 54 +18   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 48             44 +5 9 -1
Rowling, Harry Potter Paperback Box Set [tpb] 06.08.15 / 31       xxx..   18 +8   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.27
WP
11.20
LAT
11.20
USAT
11.13
PW
11.21
Amz
(11.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.21)
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

Periodicals, mid-November 2016

— posted Saturday 19 November 2016 @ 4:08 pm PST

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/

December 2016
Vol. 136 No. 12, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Vincent DiFate
• This issue has novelettes by Gord Sellar and Martin L. Shoemaker, and short stories by Nisi Shawl, Robert Scherrer, Brendan DuBois, Eliot Fintushel, James C. Glass, Arlan Andrews, Sr., Eric James Stone, and James Van Pelt.
• The science article, by Christopher MacLeod, PhD, is about space innovation.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Sam J. Miller, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers, covering Norman Spinrad, Connie Willis, and others.

(Sat 19 Nov 2016)

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Aphelion

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

November 2016
Issue 212
• This issue has a serial by David Ulnar-Slew, and short stories by S.J. Budd, Walter G. Esselman, R.W. Warwick, T.D. Minton, Susan Anwin, Frazer MacDonald, and Graham Catt.
• There’s also flash fiction, poetry, and an editorial.

(Thu 10 Nov 2016)

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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/

December 2016
Vol. 40 No. 12 (whole #492), $4.99, 112pp
• This issue has a novella by David Erik Nelson, novelettes by Karl Bunker, Gay Partington Terry, and Gregory Norman Bossert, and short stories by James Sallis and Kali Wallace.
• Poetry is by Ada Hoffmann and John Richard Trtek.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Sarah Pinsker, Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, about reviving the dodo, and “On Books” by Peter Heck, covering titles by Bujold, Stross, Tidhar, and others.

(Sat 19 Nov 2016)

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Fireside Magazine

• Quarterly fiction and comics magazine, since 2012, edited and published by Brian White
• Format: Online
• Frequency: quarterly
http://www.firesidefiction.com/

November 2016
Issue 38
• This issue has stories by M.K. Hutchins and Mikki Kendall, and flash fiction by Caroline M. Yoachim.

(Sat 19 Nov 2016)

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Intergalactic Medicine Show

• Fiction and interviews, since 2005; publisher and executive editor Orson Scott Card, editor Edmund R. Schubert
• Format: Online, subscription access
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/

November 2016
Issue 53, cover art by Scott Altmann
• Stories in this issue are by Harry Turtledove, Tim McDaniel, Gregor Hartmann, Michael Meyerhofer, Laura-Marie Steele, and William Fischer.
• There’s also an interview with and vintage fiction by Chuck Wendig.

(Fri 11 Nov 2016)

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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/

November 2016
Cover art by Gart Paese
• Stories in this issue are by Mark English, Margret Treiber, Aaron Moskalik, Holly Schofield, Michael Andre-Driussi, Eamonn Murphy, Rachelle Harp, and Tom Jolly, with shorter stories by Ronald D. Ferguson, Peter Wood, and Sarina Dorie.
• Articles are by Preston Dennett and Chet Gottfried.
• There’s also a comic strip by Winston Blakely, an editorial, and a page of reviews.

(Sat 19 Nov 2016)

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Category: Periodicals

New Books : 15 November 2016

— posted Tuesday 15 November 2016 @ 5:04 pm PST

* Fleskes, John, ed. : Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
(Flesk Publications 978-1-933865-81-2, $45, 304pp, hardcover, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Nov 2016

Anthology of over 300 artworks from 2015.
• Contributors include Julie Bell, Brom, Frank Cho, Donato Giancola, James Gurney, and many others. The book includes winning works from this year’s Spectrum Awards.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

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* Larbalestier, Justine : My Sister Rosa
(Soho Teen 978-1-61695-674-5, $18.99, 320pp, hardcover, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Nov 2016

Young adult horror novel about an Australian girl whose behavior worries her family.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Larbalestier offers a chilling contemplation on human morality …while incorporating sharp commentary on privilege, faith, gender identity, and race. The tension of wondering where and how Rosa will strike next will keep readers riveted from start to finish.”
• It’s on PW‘s list of Best Young Adult Books of 2016.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

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Livingston, Michael : The Shards of Heaven
(Tor 978-0765380326, $15.99, 416pp, trade paperback, October 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Oct 2016
The Shards of Heaven #1

(First edition: Tor, November 2015)

Historical fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first book of a series, about two sons of Caesar searching for legendary divine artifacts.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The second book, The Gates of Hell, is due Nov. 15th.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

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* Sterling, Bruce : Pirate Utopia
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-236-4, $19.95, 187pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Nov 2016

Alternate history SF novel about a band of “Futurists” in 1919 Europe who embark on a campaign for global domination. Warren Ellis provides an introduction.
• Tachyon’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Cyberpunk progenitor Sterling’s alternate history novella is bizarre, chock-full of famous people in improbable situations, and wildly entertaining, even when the worldbuilding seems to go a little off the rails.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews the book in the November issue of Locus Magazine: Pirate Utopia may seem to be about an ancient and almost forgotten struggle between Italy and Yugoslavia, but its themes are as relevant as this year’s presidential politics.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

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* Tanaka, Yoshiki : Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Volume 3: Endurance
(Viz/Haikasoru 978-1421584966, $15.99, 304pp, trade paperback, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Nov 2016

Military SF novel, third in a series published in the 1980s and the basis of numerous manga and anime works. The new edition here is translated by Daniel Huddleston.
• Wikipedia has this entry about the seires.
• Haikasoru’s site has this description of the book with an excerpt.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Wells, Dan : Extreme Makeover
(Tor 978-0765385628, $27.99, 416pp, hardcover, November 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Nov 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765385642
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427287939

Satirical SF novel about a health company that accidentally develops a hand lotion that rewrites your DNA.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• There’s a simultaneous trade paperback edition.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Reminiscent of Vonnegut at his most subtly biting, Wells’s novel should find favor with speculative and mainstream readers alike.”

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• (Directory Entry)

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers: 14 November 2016

— posted Monday 14 November 2016 @ 10:01 am PST

David Weber’s Shadow of Victory (Baen), his latest Honor Harrington novel, debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #8 on the Washington Post fiction hardcover list.

Also, the movie tie-in edition of Ted Chiang’s Story of Your Life and Others (Vintage) is selling well on Amazon.com, ranking #15 when checked this morning.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.20
WP
11.13
LAT
11.13
USAT
11.06
PW
11.14
Amz
(11.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.14)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Cast, Moon Chosen 10.31.16 / 3 5 +4       21 ++      
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 30 10 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Fever Code 10.03.16 / 7       x 11 -2 xxx..    
Graceffa, Children of Eden 10.17.16 / 5 6 -3     xx 24 -4      
Johnston, Star Wars Ahsoka 10.24.16 / 4 4 -3     xx 18 -4 xxx    
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 57     xxx.. 98 -9 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay 10.31.16 / 3           7 +6 8 +18 5 +2
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition 10.03.16 / 7       32 +12 3 = 18 = 44 -1 21 -13
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 40     13 = 12 +7 1 = 9 -1 7 -1 7 +7
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 44             77 +8 29 -10
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 59       61 +14 x 28 +9 xxx.. xxx..
Weber, Shadow of Victory 11.14.16 / 1   8 ++   24 ++ 10 ++      
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 15 16 -3 xx 15 -5 x 23 -3 xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.20
WP
11.13
LAT
11.13
USAT
11.06
PW
11.14
Amz
(11.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.14)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Butcher/Hughes, Shadowed Souls [tpb] 11.14.16 / 1       77 ++        
Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others [tpb] 11.14.16 / 1           15 ++    
Hunter, Curse on the Land 11.14.16 / 1       67 ++        
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 10.31.16 / 3 6 -2     113 -15 7 -1      
Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses [tpb] 05.16.16 / 8 10 +       xxx..      
Ness, A Monster Calls [tpb] 08.22.16 / 13 3 =              
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 76 xxx..   xxx.. 52 -2 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 151 xxx..   13 -3 19 +3 10 = xx xx x
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 32       xxx.. xxx.. 68 +19   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 72 +   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 47             49 +4 8 +1
Rowling, Harry Potter Paperback Box Set [tpb] 06.08.15 / 30       xxx..   26 +12   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.20
WP
11.13
LAT
11.13
USAT
11.06
PW
11.14
Amz
(11.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.14)
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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