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Periodicals, late August 2015

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/

August 2015
Issue 179-180, cover art by Tyler Edlin
• Issue 180, posted August 20, has stories by Alec Austin and Jason Fischer, and an archive story by Michael John Grist.
Issue 179, posted August 6, has stories by Therese Arkenberg and Kendra Leigh Speedling, a podcast by Catherine M. Yoachim, and an archive story by Rosamund Hodge.

(Sat 29 Aug 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/

August 2015
• Stories posted in August are by Arlene F. Marks, Gio Clairval, Bruce Boston, Garth D. Jones, and others.

(Sat 29 Aug 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/

August 2015
• Fiction posted this month includes Probably Definitely by Heather Morris, Beyond Sapphire Glass by Margaret Killjoy, and 20/20 by Arie Coleman.
• Columns and articles include Intertitles: It Follows, and the Zombification of Rape Culture by Genevieve Valentine, Scores by John Clute (about Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant), an interview with artist Geneva Benton, a column by Eleanor Arnason, and a letter to Alice Sheldon by Gwyneth Jones.

(Sat 29 Aug 2015)

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The Dark

• Bimonthly online horror ‘zine, edited by Jack Fisher and Sean Wallace, since October 2013
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://www.thedarkmagazine.com/

August 2015
Issue 9
• This issue has stories by Sara Saab, JY Yang, Patricia Russo, and Kirsty Logan.

(Sat 29 Aug 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/

August 2015
• Original stories posted in August include The Night of the Salamander by Michael Swanwick, Milagroso by Isobel Yap, Adult Children of Alien Beings by Dennis Danvers, and
That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda’s One Hundredth Birthday Party
by Tina Connolly.
Excerpts include works by Ian McDonald, Kai Ashante Wilson, Nnedi Okorafor, Aliette de Bodard, and others.

(Sat 29 Aug 2015)

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Classic Reprints, August 2015

* Benford, Gregory, edited by David G. Hartwell : The Best of Gregory Benford
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-686-1, $40, 615pp, hardcover, July 2015, jacket illustration John Harris)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 31 Jul 2015

Collection of 38 stories, first published from 1970 to 2013, with an afterword by the author.
• Notable titles include “Doing Lennon”, “In Alien Flesh”, “Exposures”, “Matter’s End”, “Centigrade 233″, and “Bow Shock”.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page, with the table of contents.
• Tom Shippey reviewed the book for the Wall Street Journal, saying the stories are “the best introduction you can find to how scientists think.” The review later comments, “The odd thing is that, for all the chill of the situations, this collection is actually “heartwarming” (to use an adjective Mr. Benford would scorn). He’d much prefer “clear-eyed.” But the fact is, he remains an optimist. There’s a solution for everything, if, but only if, you have the will and the skill to find it.”

(Thu 13 Aug 2015)
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* Le Guin, Ursula K. : The Wind’s Twelve Quarters & The Compass Rose
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473205765, £9.99, 592pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Aug 2015

Omnibus edition of the author’s first two short story collections, originally published in 1975 and 1982 respectively.
• Notable stories include “Nine Lives”, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”, “The Day Before the Revolution”, “The New Atlantis”, “The Diary of the Rose”, and “Sur”.
• Orion’s site has this description.

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* McAuley, Paul J. : Confluence: The Trilogy
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575119420, £16.99, 944pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575119567

Omnibus of three SF novels: Child of the River (1997), Ancients of Days (1998), and Shrine of Stars (1999), set in a far-future artificial world.
• Orion’s site has this description with quotes from numerous reviews.

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Moorcock, Michael : The Bull and the Spear
(Titan 978-1783291717, $9.95, 240pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Corum #4

(First edition: Allison & Busby, 1973)

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Knight of the Swords, The Queen of the Swords (both 1971), and The King of the Swords (1973), all recently reissued by Titan, about Prince Corum, one of the many incarnations of Moorcock’s Eternal Champion.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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New Books, 25 August 2015

* Ballantyne, Tony : Dream Paris
(Rebellion/Solaris 978-1781083598, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Aug 2015
UK edition: 9781781083604 (Thu 10 Sep 2015)
Dream World #2

Urban fantasy novel, follow up to Dream London (2013), concerning the missing people of London.
• Solaris’ site has this description.
• The author’s site has an extract.

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* Bray, Libba : Lair of Dreams
(UK: Little, Brown 978-0-316-12604-5, $19, 624pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316364881
UK edition: 978-1907410420 (Tue 25 Aug 2015)
The Diviners #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second of a trilogy following The Diviners (2012), about a young woman exiled from her hometime in Ohio to live with her uncle in 1920s New York.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Bray illuminates the dark side of the American Dream in her long-awaited sequel to The Diviners (2012), weaving xenophobia, industrial progress, Jazz Age debauchery, government secrets, religious fervor, and supernatural horror into a sprawling and always entertaining narrative.”

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* Korman, Keith : End Time
(Tor 978-0-7653-3557-9, $28.99, 528pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466823600

Near-future apocalyptic SF novel about three people on a cross-country quest to find a pair of children whose powers will determine humanity’s fate.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…the complicated puzzle of a plot is pleasantly twisty, and the ending feels satisfyingly correct.”

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* Moore, Christopher : Secondhand Souls
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0061779787, $26.99, 352pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062355348
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062374110
A Dirty Job #2

Humorous fantasy novel, sequel to A Dirty Job (2006), in which the souls of the dead in San Francisco are disappearing.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Odom, Mel : Guerilla
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-228444-0, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062284457
The Makaum War #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Master Sergeant (January 2015), about a war between humans and insectoid Phrenorians.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book: “The military action is brutal and vivid, the situation is tense and believable, the diverse and gender-balanced cast includes some very alien aliens, and the allegorical story moves at a fast clip.”

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* Rouaud, Antoine : The Path of Anger
(St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne 978-1-250-05922-2, $26.99, 448pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466863798
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427260185
The Book and the Sword #1

Fantasy novel, first of a series and the author’s first novel, about a retired general and a young historian who become involved in a series of assassinations in the port city of Masalia.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The atmosphere and setting are that of a postrevolutionary pseudo-France, with a complex sense of worldbuilding and an ambitious plot.”

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* Turtledove, Harry : We Install: and Other Stories
(Open Road 978-1-5040-0942-3, $14.99, 282pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781504009409

Collection of nine stories and three essays, including the Hugo Award-winning novella “Down in the Bottomlands.”
• Open Road Media’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This is an excellent primer for those who haven’t read Turtledove’s other work, and a must-read for his longtime fans.”

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Weekly Bestsellers, 24 August 2015

John Scalzi’s The End of All Things (Tor) debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #10 on the Washington Post list.

And Robin Hobb’s Fool’s Quest (Del Rey) also debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #14 on the New York Times list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.30
WP
08.23
LAT
08.23
USAT
08.16
PW
08.24
Amz
(08.24)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.24)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.24)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Cline, Armada 07.13.15 / 7 19 -1 xxx.. 8 = xx x xxx..   x
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 43       112 +12   xxx..   xxx..
Hobb, Fool’s Quest 08.24.15 / 1 14 ++     24 ++ 17 ++      
Kenyon, Dragonbane 08.17.15 / 2 x x   77 -63 10 -5      
King, Finders Keepers 03.30.15 / 17 x xxx.. xxx.. 79 -6 13 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown (UK) 06.08.15 / 12             13 +8  
Scalzi, The End of All Things 08.24.15 / 1   10 ++   31 ++ 23 ++      
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 9 10 +     xxx.. xxx..      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.30
WP
08.23
LAT
08.23
USAT
08.16
PW
08.24
Amz
(08.24)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.24)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.24)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 204   xxx..   48 +18 xxx.. 35 +3 xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 134 14 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 34 6 +2   6 +4 53 +7   x   x
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 73     xxx.. 68 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 40     xxx.. 91 -8 10 ++ xxx..    
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 85     xxx.. 60 +74 xxx xxx..   xxx..
Mandel, Station Eleven [tpb] 06.15.15 / 11 10 -3 xxx.. 8 -1 116 + 19 -8      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 230 12 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 131 xxx.. xxx.. 9 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 72       xxx..   xxx xxx.. 87 -64
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 236   xxx..   82 +20   55 +42 93 -2 69 -16
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 25 10 +     xxx.. 13 +6      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 91 4 +1   x 76 +29 xxx.. xxx..    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 111 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 15 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 42 2 = 2 +1 1 = 13 -3 2 = 7 +10 19 +12 13 +22
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 19 9 +       18 -2      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.30
WP
08.23
LAT
08.23
USAT
08.16
PW
08.24
Amz
(08.24)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.24)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.24)
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]

New in Paperback, August 2015

Baxter, Stephen : Proxima
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451467713, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, September 2013)

SF novel, first of a duology, about a 27th century colonization of a planet circling Proxima Centauri.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The second volume of the duology, Ultima, was published by Roc on August 4, 2015.

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Gould, Steven : Exo
(Tor 978-0765370723, $8.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Jumper #5

(First edition: Tor, September 2014)

SF novel, latest in a series following Jumper (1992), Reflex (2004), prequel Jumper: Griffin’s Story (2007), and Impulse (2013), about a teenager who can teleport.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Richardson, Kat : Revenant
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451468369, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Greywalker #9

(First edition: Roc, August 2014)

Urban fantasy novel, ninth and final book in the series following Greywalker (2006), Poltergeist (2007), Underground (2008), Vanished (2009), Labyrinth (2010), Downpour (2011), Seawitch (2012), and Possession (2013), about a private investigator who died for two minutes and recovered with the ability to perceive the paranormal realm.
• Penguin’s site has this description
• The author’s website has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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Sargent, Pamela : Seed Seeker
(Tor 978-0765375858, $10.99, 288pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Seed #3

(First edition: Tor, November 2010)

SF novel, sequel to Earthseed (1983) and Farseed (2007), set on a planet called Home where the human settlers have split into two cultures. In this book Ship, the starship that brought settlers to the planet, returns.
• Tor’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Scalzi, John : Lock In
(Tor 978-0765381323, $8.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

Near-future SF novel, a departure from Scalzi’s space opera novels, about a virus that leaves survivors trapped within bodies they can experience but from which they cannot respond.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The book was a finalist for this year’s Campbell and Locus awards.

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Swenson, Patrick : The Ultra Thin Man
(Tor 978-0765336958, $16.99, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jul 2015

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

SF novel, the first novel by the editor of Talebones magazine, about intelligence operatives in a 22nd interstellar culture pursuing terrorists who crashed the moon Coral into its home planet Ribon.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Taylor, Laini : Dreams of Gods & Monsters
(Little, Brown 978-0316134040, $12.99, 640pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3

(First edition: Little, Brown, April 2014)

Young adult fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy followingDaughter of Smoke & Bone (2011) and Days of Blood & Starlight (2012), about a 17-year-old art student in Prague whose encounter with an angel reveals the mysteries of her family.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Tepper, Sheri S. : Fish Tails
(Harper Voyager Us 978-0062304599, $16.99, 720pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jul 2015

(First edition: Harper Voyager, October 2014)

SF novels that brings together storylines and characters from several earlier novels, from King’s Blood Four (1983) to The Waters Rising (2010).
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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Weeks, Brent : The Broken Eye
(Orbit 978-0316058964, $16.99, 864pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Lightbringer #3

(First edition: Orbit, August 2014)

Fantasy novel, third of a trilogy following The Black Prism (2010) and The Blinding Knife (2012).
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books, 18 August 2015

— posted Tuesday 18 August 2015 @ 1:40 pm PDT

* Armstrong, Kelley : Deceptions
(Dutton 978-0-525-95306-7, $26.95, 464pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698191129
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780698402959
Cainsville #3

Paranormal romance novel, third in a trilogy following Omens (2013) and Visions (2014), about a young adopted woman who discovers her real parents were serial killers.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “By the story’s end, many questions are answered, but whether readers will get that far is debatable.”

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* Belcher, R. S. : Nightwise
(Tor 978-0-7653-7460-8, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466842748
Nightwise #1

Urban fantasy novel, first in a new series, set in the modern occult underworld.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Belcher tells a tense, tightly paced story and has a knack for stomach-turning depictions of violence and gore, though he also has a fondness for heavy expository dialogue and introducing key characters very late in the novel.”

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* Clamp, Cathy : Forbidden
(Tor 978-0-7653-7720-3, $14.99, 352pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466854604
Luna Lake #1

Urban fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first solo novel, following eight books cowritten with C.T. Adams about the Sazi shapeshifters.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Series fans will hold out hope for Clamp to discover her solo voice and continue building this intriguing world.”
• Carolyn Cushman reviews it in the August issue of Locus Magazine, calling it “an entertaining (and occasionally very dark) mystery.”

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* Datlow, Ellen, ed. : The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-829-3, $15.99, 412pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015

Anthology of 22 horror stories first published in 2014.
• Authors include Nathan Ballingrud, Garth Nix, Brian Evenson, John Langan, and Cody Goodfellow.
• The table of contents is posted on Laird Barron’s site.
• SF Signal has this interview with the editor.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Datlow shows a great sense of the scope and quality of the genre, adding (as always) superb year-in-review notes on horror markets large and small.”

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* Duncan, Dave : Irona 700
(Open Road 978-1-50400–218-9, $16.99, 402pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781504005920

Fantasy novel about a girl chosen, out of all the children reaching age 16 in the year 700, to join the Chosen who govern the city of Benign.
• Open Road’s site has this description.
• Faren Miller reviewed it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “While I’ve been reviewing Dave Duncan since the 1980s and have dealt with at least a dozen of his books in the new millennium, Irona 700 still managed to surprise me.”

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* Elliott, Kate : Court of Fives
(Little, Brown 978-0316364195, $18, 448pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316364249
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478904588
Court of Fives #1

Young adult fantasy novel, first in a series, about an upper-class girl who yearns to participate in an athletic competition called The Fives.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Jessamy’s challenges are only just beginning, and readers will be eager to know how she fares in future books.”

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* Fletcher, Charlie : The Paradox
(Orbit 978-0-316-27954-3, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316279529
Oversight #2

Dark fantasy novel, second in a series following The Oversight (2014), about a group that guards the border between the mundane and the magic.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: ” Fletcher’s Victorian London is an atmospheric, creepily delicious concoction of alleyways and dark magic, mirror worlds where danger dwells at every turn, and nuanced, complex characters, all with their own story.”

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* Hough, Jason M. : Zero World
(Del Rey 978-0-553-39126-8, $27, 592pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553391275

Near-future SF thriller about a spy tracking the sole survivor of a vanished spaceship into an alternate world.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This massive brick of a science fiction thriller smashes The Bourne Identity together with The End of Eternity to create a thrilling action rampage that confirms Hough as an important new voice in genre fiction.”

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* Marmell, Ari : Hallow Point
(Titan 978-1781168257, $14.95, 336pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Mick Oberon #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Hot Lead, Cold Iron (2014), about a supernatural detective in 1932 Chicago.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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* Nagata, Linda : The Trials
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481446587, $27.99, 464pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481440967
Red Trilogy #2

Near-future military SF novel , second of a trilogy following Nebula and Campbell finalist The Red: First Light (2013), about a squad of high-tech soldiers in Africa.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.

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* Otsuichi : Goth
(Viz/Haikasoru 978-1-4215-8026-5, $14.99, 288pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015

Horror novel about a schoolgirl obsessed with understanding serial killers.
• There was an earlier English-language edition published in 2008 by TokyoPop, according to Wikipedia. This edition includes bonus novelette “Morino’s Souvenir Photo”.
• Haikasoru’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Wendig, Chuck : Zer0es
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-235155-5, $25.99, 384pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062351586

Near-future SF novel about five hackers who are coerced into working for the US government.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “While the major revelations are easy to see coming, Wendig wields the tools of suspense and tension with skill. His large cast of characters is entertaining, the moments of horror are sharp and chilling, and the story races to a breathless conclusion.”

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* Wilson, Daniel H., & John Joseph Adams, eds. : Press Start to Play
(Vintage 978-1-101-87330-4, $15.95, 544pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101873311

Anthology of 26 stories, most original to this volume, by SF and gaming writers about the potentials of video games.
• Authors include Charles Yu, Charlie Jane Anders, Seanan McGuire, Marc Laidlaw, Cory Doctorow, Yoon Ha Lee, Ken Liu, and Andy Weir.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Wilson and Adams have assembled a provocative assortment of thoughtful stories, making a valuable contribution to ongoing conversations about the future directions of video gaming.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 17 August 2015

— posted Monday 17 August 2015 @ 1:44 pm PDT

Two debuts this week, beginning with Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dragonbane (St. Martin’s), latest in her Dark-Hunter novels, debuting on four lists, ranking as high as #5 on the Publishers Weekly list.

And Ilona Andrews’ Magic Shifts (Ace), latest in her Kate Daniels series, debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #13 on the USA Today list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.23
WP
08.16
LAT
08.16
USAT
08.09
PW
08.17
Amz
(08.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.17)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Andrews, Magic Shifts 08.17.15 / 1 16 ++     13 ++ 19 ++      
Bacigalupi, The Water Knife 06.08.15 / 10 xxx..   14 +5 xxx.. xxx..      
Cline, Armada 07.13.15 / 6 18 -9 xxx 8 -2 x 24 -6 xxx   96 -52
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 42       124 -22   xxx..   xxx..
Kenyon, Dragonbane 08.17.15 / 1 10 ++ 9 ++   14 ++ 5 ++      
King, Finders Keepers 03.30.15 / 16 17 -2 xxx xxx 73 -18 12 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xx
Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown (UK) 06.08.15 / 11             21 +8  
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 41 12 +1     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave 05.13.13 / 34 11 +1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.23
WP
08.16
LAT
08.16
USAT
08.09
PW
08.17
Amz
(08.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.17)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 203   xxx   66 +10 xxx.. 38 +2 xxx.. xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 [tpb] 02.18.13 / 2   8 +            
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 33 8 +2   10 +1 60 +12   102 -46   97 +
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 72     xxx.. 65 -17 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 39     xxx.. 83 -30   xxx..    
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 84     xxx.. 134 + xx xxx..   xxx..
Mandel, Station Eleven [tpb] 06.15.15 / 10 7 +2 xxx.. 7 -2 x 11 +1      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 229 15 -3 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. 89 -4 xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 130 xxx.. xxx.. 11 +4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 71       xxx   xx xxx.. 23 -7
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks [tpb] 06.29.15 / 5     xxx..       88 +  
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 235   xxx..   102 +4   97 -52 91 -10 53 +
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 24 xxx..     xxx.. 19 +3      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 90 5 =   15 + 105 -22 xxx.. xxx..    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 110 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 12 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 4         24 + xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               95 -25  
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 41 2 = 3 = 1 = 10 +3 2 = 17 -2 31 -5 35 -11
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 18 xxx..       16 +2      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.23
WP
08.16
LAT
08.16
USAT
08.09
PW
08.17
Amz
(08.17)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.17)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.17)
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-August

— posted Sunday 16 August 2015 @ 11:18 am PDT

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/

October 2015
Vol. 135 No. 10, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
• This issue has part 3 of a serial by Stanley Schmidt, a novelette by Alec Nevala-Lee, and short stories by Joe Pitkin, Marie Vibbert, Ted White, and Bruce McAllister. There’s also a poem by Alan Ira Gordon.
• The science fact article, by Edward M. Lerner, is about “Alien Adventures”.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Nick Kanas, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, about “The Retarding of Science”, and “The Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Thu 13 Aug 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/

September 2015
Vol. 39 No. 9 (whole #476), $4.99, 112pp
• This issue has novelettes by Brenda Cooper and Sean Monaghan, short stories by Jim Grimsley, Jason Sanford, Sam J. Miller, Vylar Kaftan, and Peter Wood, and poetry by Shawn Fitzpatrick, Bruce Boston, Herb Kauderer, and Robert Borski.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, about his story “The Sixth Column”; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo.

(Thu 13 Aug 2015)

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://www.fandsf.com/

September/October 2015
Vol. 129 No. 3&4 (whole #721), $7.99, 258pp, cover art by Cory & Catska Ench
• This issue has a novella by Albert E. Cowdrey, novelets by Nick Wolven, David Gerrold, Ron Goulart, and Richard Bowes, and short stories by Marissa Lingen, Paolo Bacigalupi, Bo Balder, Dennis Etchison, and Elizabeth Bear. There’s also a poem by Sophie White.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering titles by Laura Bickle, Seanan McGuire, and others; a “Books” column by Chris Moriarty, covering four hard SF anthologies; a “Films” column by David J. Skal, covering Ex Machina; and a “Curiosities” page by Phoenix Alexander about a 1904 title by Edward A. Johnson.

(Thu 13 Aug 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/

September 2015
Cover art by Hardy Fowler
• Stories in this issue are by Stephen L. Antczak, Robert Dawson, L Chan, Lance J. Mushung, Andrew Darlington, Finry, Kim Daniels, Sean Monaghan, Samuel Marzioli, Robert Lowell Russell, and Sierra July.
• Articles are by Carol Kean and Preston Dennett
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, and a page of reviews.

(Tue 11 Aug 2015)

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Category: Periodicals

New Books, 11 August 2015

— posted Tuesday 11 August 2015 @ 1:16 pm PDT

* Berman, Steve, ed. : Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-360-5, $30, 286pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 5 Aug 2015

Anthology of 18 stories, all but three original to this book, plus an essay by Jess Nevins.
• Authors include Melissa Scott, Gemma Files, Amy Griswold, and Megan Arkenberg.
• Lethe’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The contents range from whimsical to serious, from romantic to tragic, and from historical to futuristic.”

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* Bova, Ben : Power Surge
(Tor 978-0765334978, $24.99, 368pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466819627

Contemporary thriller about a science advisor in Washington DC fighting special interests.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Coe, David B. : His Father’s Eyes
(Baen 978-1-4767-8062-7, $25, 320pp, hardcover, July 2015, cover art Alan Pollack)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-402-4
Case Files of Justis Fearsson #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Spell Blind (Jan. 2015), about an Arizona private detective who uses magic in his hunt for a serial killer.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Coe mixes spells and Sherlocking with snappy dialogue, tight pacing, and characters who catch and keep the reader’s interest.”

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Doyle, Tom : The Left-Hand Way
(Tor 978-0-7653-3752-8, $25.99, 336pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466834583
American Craftsmen #2

Military fantasy novel, second in a series following American Craftsman (2014), about modern soldiers who use magic.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This intense, thrilling romp makes excellent use of its cultural touchstones; it far surpasses its predecessor and welcomes new readers.”

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* Guran, Paula, ed. : The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: 2015 Edition
(Prime Books 978-1-60701-455-3, $19.95, 576pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 6 Aug 2015

Anthology of nine novellas first published in 2014, the first volume of a new annual series.
• Authors include Nancy Kress, Mary Rickert, K.J. Parker, and Genevieve Valentine.
• Prime’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Longtime editor Guran makes a thoughtful selection of nine novellas in this high-quality anthology, which skews toward fantastical crime fiction.”

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* Hobb, Robin : Fool’s Quest
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-553-39292-0, $28, 768pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553392937
The Fitz and the Fool #2

Fantasy novel, second book in a trilogy following Fool’s Assassin (2014), about two characters from her earlier novels, FitzChivalry Farseer and the Fool.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Though there is some sluggishness in places, and a bit of reliance on magic to move the plot forward, Hobb’s expertise is evident as always.”

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* Hodder, Mark : The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats
(Pyr 978-1-63388-052-8, $18, 388pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015
Burton & Swinburne #6

Steampunk fantasy novel, sixth in a series following The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (winner of a Philip K. Dick Award), The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (2012), The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi (2013), and The Return of the Discontinued Man (2014).
• Pyr’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “The sixth and final book in Hodder’s Burton and Swinburne steampunk series fills out the stories built up in the previous titles and provides a fitting and fiery conclusion.”

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Hopkinson, Nalo : Falling in Love with Hominids
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-198-5, $15.95, 222pp, trade paperback, August 2015, cover art Chuma Hill)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015

Collection of 18 stories, first published from 2000 to 2015.
• Tachyon’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The stories all share a common thread of magic, which is often woven, whether subtly or blatantly, into the fabric of everyday reality, allowing characters to react to the strange or the impossible as it crosses into their world.”

(Fri 17 Jul 2015)
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* James, Elliott : Fearless
(Orbit 978-0-316-25344-4, $15.99, 448pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316253437
Pax Arcana #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Charming (2013) and Daring (2014), about a cursed prince named John Charming.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “What James’s brash urban fantasy series lacks in depth, it makes up in rollicking action and pure fun.”

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* Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller : A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume 3
(Baen 978-1-4767-8068-9, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, August 2015, cover art Stephen Hickman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-432-1

Collection of 12 stories set in the authors’ Liaden universe, following volumes published in 2013 and 2014.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to four samples.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Liu, Cixin, translated by Joel Martinsen : The Dark Forest
(Tor 978-0-7653-7708-1, $25.99, 512pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466853430
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427268297
Three-Body Problem #2

SF novel, second in a trilogy following The Three-Body Problem (2014), about humanity preparing for the arrival of invading Trisolarians in four hundred years.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The upbeat ending sets up the concluding volume, but not everyone will have the patience needed to get that far.”

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* Meseldzija, Petar : The Book of Giants
(Flesk Publications 978-1933865676, $34.95, 160pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015

Collection of illustrated linked stories about the land of giants, with sixteen painting and nearly 90 drawings by the author.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page.

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* Nabhan, David : The Pilots of Borealis
(Skyhorse/Talos 978-1-940456-23-2, $14.99, 236pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a domed Lunar city that became rich by selling Helium-3 to colonies throughout the solar system.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “Nabhan’s debut novel stars a pulpy paragon of a hero drawn in the primary colors of golden-age military SF.”

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* Scalzi, John : The End of All Things
(Tor 978-0-7653-7607-7, $24.99, 380pp, hardcover, August 2015, jacket art John Harris)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466849426
Old Man’s War #6

SF novel, sixth book in the series that began with Old Man’s War (2005) and most recently included The Human Division (20013), consisting of four connected novellas plus a 24-page alternate ending to one of them.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Scalzi knows just how to satisfy his fans, providing tense, thrilling action scenes while turning a critical eye on the interstellar equivalents of the military-industrial complex.”
• Adrienne Martini reviews it in the August issue of Locus Magazine: “Scalzi has become – both by his own design as well as by having some of it thrust upon him – a lightning rod for all of the political and social movements that are swirling around SF culture right now. So far, Scalzi’s ability to tell a pointedly sharp and compulsively readable story remains intact.”

(Mon 27 Jul 2015)
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* Shawl, Nisi, & Bill Campbell, eds. : Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany
(Rosarium Publishing 978-0-9903191-7-7, $28.95, 350pp, hardcover, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 3 Aug 2015

Anthology of 33 original stories and essays inspired by Samuel R. Delany.
• Contributors include Michael Swanwick, Eileen Gunn, Nalo Hopkinson, Junot Diaz, Kit Reed, and Geoff Ryman.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, concluding that the book’s selections “run the gamut from light fantasy to hard science fiction, and their sheer diversity is a testament to how Delany’s fertile imagination has inspired his colleagues.”

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* Swanwick, Michael : Chasing the Phoenix
(Tor 978-0-7653-8090-6, $26.99, 320pp, hardcover, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Aug 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466876064

Post-apocalyptic SF novel about con artists Darger and Surplus, subjects of several short stories over the past decade and the author’s 2011 novel Dancing with Bears.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly concludes, “Swanwick deftly incorporates the literature and history of imperial China into the established post-technology world. The style may distance readers who are more used to stories of emotional development, but as Darger’s schemes become more intricate, the intellectual puzzles keep interest right to the end.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 10 August 2015

— posted Monday 10 August 2015 @ 10:54 am PDT

Andy Weir’s The Martian is again the highest ranking genre book on lists this week, ranking #1 at LA Times and in the top three on three other lists.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.16
WP
08.09
LAT
08.09
USAT
08.02
PW
08.10
Amz
(08.10)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.10)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.10)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Abercrombie, Half a War 08.10.15 / 1       61 ++        
Bacigalupi, The Water Knife 06.08.15 / 9 xxx..   19 + xxx.. xxx..      
Cline, Armada 07.13.15 / 5 9 -3 xx 6 -1 88 -30 18 -6 xx   44 +10
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 41       102 +3   xxx..   xxx..
King, Finders Keepers 03.30.15 / 15 15 -2 xx xx 55 -19 9 +1 xxx.. xxx.. x
Pratchett, The Shepherd’s Crown (UK) 06.08.15 / 10             29 +5  
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 40 13 +     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Robinson, Aurora 07.20.15 / 3     20 -8 xxx        
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 96     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 69 +1 xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave 05.13.13 / 33 12 +1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.16
WP
08.09
LAT
08.09
USAT
08.02
PW
08.10
Amz
(08.10)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.10)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.10)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 202   xx   76 -4 xxx.. 40 +7 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 32 10 +3   11 ++ 72 -6   56 +26   xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 71     xxx.. 48 -5 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 29       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 84 +
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 38     xxx.. 53 -6   xxx..    
Estep, Spider’s Trap 08.10.15 / 1       109 ++        
Mandel, Station Eleven [tpb] 06.15.15 / 9 9 +2 xxx.. 5 +2 131 + 12 +1      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 228 12 -7 xxx.. xxx.. 143 -47 xxx.. xxx.. 85 -20 xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 129 xxx.. xxx.. 15 -5 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 70       xx   x xxx.. 16 +2
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 234   xxx..   106 -17   45 = 81 = x
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 23 xxx..     xxx.. 22 -1      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 89 5 +1   xxx.. 83 +34 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               70 -9  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 119 +16   xxx..    
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 40 2 = 3 + 1 +3 13 -1 2 = 15 = 26 +6 24 +15
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 17 xxx..       18 -2      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.16
WP
08.09
LAT
08.09
USAT
08.02
PW
08.10
Amz
(08.10)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.10)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.10)
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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