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New Books : 27 June 2017

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

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

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* Belcher, R. S. : The Queen of Swords
(Tor 978-0-7653-9009-7, $25.99, 368pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765390110
Golgotha #3

Historical fantasy novel, third in a series following The Six-Gun Tarot (2013) and The Shotgun Arcana (2014), set in a Nevada town in 1870.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “Belcher’s enjoyable third historical fantasy employs considerable imagination to drop readers into a fully formed world of magic and mysticism, drawing on ancient cultures and rituals while serving up exciting action sequences.”

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* Dunne, Rachel : The Bones of the Earth
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-242816-5, $15.99, 480pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062428172
Bound Gods #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following In the Shadow of the Gods (2016), about mortals battling to save their world from two banished gods.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “This installment suffers from the predictable sluggishness of a middle section’s task of pulling bits and pieces closer, but not together; the characterization is still solid, as is the dialogue…”

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* Gabaldon, Diana : Seven Stones to Stand or Fall
(Delacorte Press 978-0399593420, $30, 544pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780399593444

Collection of seven stories subtitled “A Collection of Outlander Fiction.” Five stories were first published in anthologies from 2010 to 2013; two stories are original to this book.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Gregory, Daryl : Spoonbenders
(Knopf 978-1-5247-3182-3, $27.95, 399pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781524731830
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524734800

Fantasy novel about a con man, a genuine psychic, and their three children, who together become the Amazing Telemachus Family.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a reading guide.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Gregory seamlessly switches between different points of view, creating vivid voices for each Telemachus family member.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “The fantasy elements, carefully modulated but more restrained than in Gregory’s earlier fiction, never really pretend to be much more than story devices, making Spoonbenders about the best novel about psychic hogwash I’ve seen – because Gregory knows what psychic hogwash is really good for in fiction.”

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* Hough, Jason M. : Escape Velocity
(Del Rey 978-0553391343, $9.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553391336
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524780661
Dire Earth #5

SF novel, second book of a duology following Injection Burn (May 2017) that is itself a sequel to the earlier trilogy The Darwin Elevator, The Exodus Towers, and The Plague Forge (all 2013), about two human expeditions to rescue captive aliens.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed Hough’s first two novels in 2013: “Hough stuffs his tale with a goodly number of classic SF elements that all work together in agreeable synergy.”

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* Irvine, Ian : The Fatal Gate
(Orbit 978-0316386906, $16.99, 608pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316386913
The Gates of Good and Evil #2

Epic fantasy novel, second in a series following The Summon Stone (2016), set in the world of earlier series View from the Mirror.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Orbit’s site has this excerpt.

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* Lore, Pittacus : Generation One
(HarperCollins 978-0062493743, $18.99, 416pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062493729
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062683380
Lorien Legacies Reborn #1

Young adult SF novel, first in a new series following the earlier “Lorien Legacies” that concluded with United as One (2016), in which teenagers who survived the attempted alien invasion develop powers from the Loric energy left behind.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.

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* Oden, Scott : A Gathering of Ravens
(St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne 978-0-312-37294-1, $27.99, 336pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250022882

Historical fantasy novel about Grimnir, the last of a line of monsters that plagued humanity, re-emerging into the world to find the Old Ways are giving way to Christianity.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The fresh viewpoint is steeped in an appreciation for the terrifying and powerful characters of high fantasy, and Oden does them justice. He provides a satisfying saga that’s as complex as an old tree’s roots, and a pleasure to read.”

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* Ryan, Anthony : The Legion of Flame
(Ace 978-1101987896, $28, 576pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
The Draconis Memoria #1

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Waking Fire (2106), about a trading syndicate that deals in the blood of drakes, a species now weakening.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Ryan handily juggles draconic fantasy, espionage, and steampunk naval fiction with realism and effortless skill.”

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* Tanaka, Yoshiki : Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Volume 4: Stratagem
(Viz/Haikasoru 978-1421584973, $15.99, 272pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017

Military SF novel, fourth 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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+ Tidbeck, Karin : Amatka
(Vintage 978-1-101-97395-0, $15.95, 224pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101973967
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524782368

Dystopian SF novel, the first novel by the author whose collection Jagannath: Stories won the Crawford Award, about an information assistant who discovers strange situations in the remote colony of Amatka.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Tidbeck introduces the mysteries and mechanics of her world slowly while leaving the origins of these pioneers opaque. Her ending takes a turn into much weirder territory, but her tense plotting, as well as the questions she raises about language, control, and human limits make this a very welcome speculative fiction novel.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “At its most ambitious, it’s a provocative meditation on language and reality, but it also offers tantalizing hints of a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a portal fantasy, a conspiracy mystery, a dream vision, and even an SF colonization tale.”

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* West, Angus : You Die When You Die
(Orbit 978-0316317382, $15.99, 512pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316317375
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478941576
West of West #1

Epic fantasy about a group of refugees fighting battles as they cross a continent to fulfill a prophecy.
• Hachette’s site has this description.

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* Williams, Tad : The Witchwood Crown
(DAW 978-0-7564-1060-5, $30, 736pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698191488
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524735548
The Last King of Osten Ard #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new trilogy in the universe of earlier series Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, in which the elven Norns threaten to reclaim lands that were once theirs.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Weekly Bestsellers, 26 June 2017

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

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


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.02
WP
06.25
LAT
06.25
USAT
06.18
PW
06.26
Amz
(06.26)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.26)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.26)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 13         20 -1      
Brooks, The Black Elfstone 06.26.17 / 1       53 ++ 17 ++      
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 48 7 +2   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, Lord of Shadows 05.22.17 / 6 1 +1     48 -15 12 -5 xxx xx xxx
Crichton, Dragon Teeth 05.29.17 / 5 5 -1 5 = 20 -15 19 +2 4 +1 xxx    
Gaiman, Norse Mythology 02.06.17 / 21 xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 23 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Hamid, Exit West 03.20.17 / 10 xxx.. 2 + xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
King/Chizmar, Gwendy’s Button Box 05.22.17 / 6 xx xxx..   100 -29 x xxx   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 72     15 + 132 -10 11 +1 xxx.. 62 +25 xxx..
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 18 xxx.. xxx.. 4 +7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Stephenson/Galland, The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O. 06.26.17 / 1 11 ++     29 ++ 18 ++      
Tolkien, Beren and Lúthien 06.05.17 / 4 x x   x 21 -9 x x x
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 47 xxx.. xxx.. 9 -1 xx xx xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.02
WP
06.25
LAT
06.25
USAT
06.18
PW
06.26
Amz
(06.26)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.26)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.26)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 19             3 -2 2 +2
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 24 1 = 1 = 1 = 8 = 13 -1 6 -2   xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 249   7 -5   81 +8 xxx.. 34 -5 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 92 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   91 +   x
Crouch, Dark Matter [tpb] 06.26.17 / 1         23 ++      
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 28     8 +5 54 -1 x xxx 30 -7 xxx..
Herbert, Dune 03.30.03 / 7       131 -67   xxx..   xxx..
King, It 04.03.17 / 13     xxx.. 97 =   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 16 xxx..     52 +24 25 ++      
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 307   10 + 7 + 51 +21   21 -3 43 -11 21 +7
Riggs, Library of Souls [tpb] 04.24.17 / 9       xxx.. 21 +2      
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 115 -6   84 +    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 77             39 +10 27 +17
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.02
WP
06.25
LAT
06.25
USAT
06.18
PW
06.26
Amz
(06.26)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.26)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.26)
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, June 2017

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

(First edition: Ace, September 2016)

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

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Durbin, Frederic S. : A Green and Ancient Light
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481442237, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017

Fantasy novel about a boy staying with his grandmother in a village threatened by war.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.

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Levine, David D. : Arabella of Mars
(Tor 978-0765394750, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 May 2017
The Adventures of Arabella Ashby #1

(First edition: Tor, July 2016)

SF novel, the author’s first novel and first book in a series, about a British colony on Mars a century after the first expedition there in the late 1600s.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The book just won this year’s Andre Norton Award.

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Martinez, Michael J. : MJ-12: Inception
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808996, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Majestic-12 #1

(First edition: Night Shade Books, September 2016)

Military fantasy novel, first in a series, about superhuman “variants” discovered at the end of World War II and controlled by a secret government program in Nevada.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with blurbs from Harry Turtledove, Beth Cato, and others.

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Milán, Victor : The Dinosaur Knights
(Tor 978-0765382122, $9.99, 624pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 May 2017
The Dinosaur Lords #2

(First edition: Tor, July 2016)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Dinosaur Lords (June 2016), about a world that mirrors 14th century Europe in which knights battle on dinosaurs rather than horses.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Samatar, Sofia : The Winged Histories
(Small Beer Press 978-1618731371, $16, 337pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017

(First edition: Small Beer Press, March 2016)

Fantasy novel, companion to the author’s first novel A Stranger in Olondria, winner of the World Fantasy and Crawford awards, about four women caught up on opposing sides of a rebellion.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt at Tor.com.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed the book in the March issue of Locus Magazine, comparing it to the earlier novel: “…some may initially find it a more difficult novel, but it is one that rewards patience.”
• The book is currently a finalist for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books : 20 June 2017

— posted Tuesday 20 June 2017 @ 5:03 pm PDT

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

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

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* Chen, Curtis C. : Kangaroo Too
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 978-1-250-08189-6, $27.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250081902
Kangaroo #2

SF novel, second in a series following Waypoint Kangaroo (2016), about a spy who has access via a “pocket” to an empty parallel universe.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Chen’s sequel to Waypoint Kangaroo, as smart and sassy as its title character, forges mystery and hard science into a rousing tale of interplanetary intrigue.”

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* Crowley, John : Totalitopia
(PM Press 978-1-62963-392-3, $14, 114pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017

Short collection of fiction and nonfiction in the publisher’s “Outspoken Authors” series, with one original story. The title piece is an essay about building utopias.
• The publisher’s site has this description.

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* Dietz, William C. : Seek and Destroy
(Ace 978-0425278727, $27, 336pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698184428
America Rising #2

Post-apocalyptic military SF novel, second in a series following Into the Guns (2016), about the effects on America of a dozen meteor strikes.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.

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* Goss, Theodora : The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-6650-9, $24.99, 416pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481466523

Alternate history fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, in which Mary Jekyll searches and finds other women whose origins came through experimentation: Diana Hyde, Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This is a tour de force of reclaiming the narrative, executed with impressive wit and insight.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “…it also gives us another way to share in the infectious fun that Goss and her league of extraordinary women seem to be having with this tale. You suspect they’re looking forward to the next one as much as we are.”

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* Gunn, James : Transformation
(Tor 978-0765386663, $26.99, 208pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765386670
The Transcendental Machine #3

SF novel, third in a series following Transcendental (2013) and Transgalactic (2016), about a network of machines enabling transportation across the galaxy.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly said of the previous book, “Gunn has written an old-fashioned and deeply philosophical space opera. The pace of this middle book sometimes lags, and it never really comes to a satisfying conclusion, but it should nonetheless particularly appeal to fans of Arthur C. Clarke who are willing to wait and see what happens in book three.”

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* Hieber, Leanna Renee : Perilous Prophecy
(Tor 978-0-7653-7744-9, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466855885
Strangely Beautiful #2

Fantasy novel, a standalone prequel to Strangely Beautiful (2016), about a young woman in Victorian London who can communicate with ghosts.
• This book is a reivision of The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess (2011).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Holt, Tom : The Management Style of the Supreme Beings
(Orbit US 978-0316270823, $14.99, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316270816
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478913337

Fantasy novel in which a new team, taking over from the Supreme Being and his son, dispenses with the concept of Good and Evil.
• Hachette’s site has this description.

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* Jones, Stephen Graham : Mapping the Interior
(Tor.com Publishing 978-0-7653-9510-8, $10.99, 112pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-7653-9509-2

Horror novella about a 15-year-old Native American boy who discovers a doorway to a larger and deeper area of his house.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The central idea of the novella could have been expanded and elaborated on, but part of the charm of this piece is its brevity, and Jones still imbues it with emotional depth. The immediacy of Jones’s fiction is wonderfully refreshing and not to be missed.”

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* Koontz, Dean : The Silent Corner
(Penguin Random House/Bantam 978-0345545992, $28, 464pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780345546784
Jane Hawk #1

Fantasy thriller about Jane Hawk, widow of a man who had everything to live for, investigating other suicides of talented and accomplished people.
• The second book in the series, The Whispering Room, is due in Janary 2018.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
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* Lam, Laura : Shattered Minds
(Tor 978-0765382078, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466885752
Pacifica #2

SF novel, second in a series following False Hearts (2016), set in late 21st-century San Francisco.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly said that the first book “expertly explores themes of identity, totalitarian governments, cults, mind control, and familial love.”

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* Morrow, James : The Asylum of Dr. Caligari
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-265-4, $14.95, 184pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017

Alternate history fantasy novel, set during the Great War in 1949, in which the sinister psychiatrist Alessandro Caligari uses a patient from America, a painter, to create a painting that can encite regiments to battle.
• Tachyon’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Readers with a taste for the bizarre and unexpected will be satisfied.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “There comes a point in a James Morrow story when you turn a corner and realize that, despite his careful grounding in historical detail and his clean narrative line, he’s likely to do anything to drive home his main satirical points….”

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* Nagata, Linda : The Last Good Man
(Mythic Island Press 978-1-937197-22-3, $18, 466pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 20 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-937197-23-0

Military SF novel about an Army veteran working for a private military company that employs the latest technologies: robots, big data, artificial intelligence.
Mythic Island’s site has a description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Nebula-winner Nagata explores incredible AI weaponry in a thrilling novel that lays bare the imminent future of warfare.”

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* Turzillo, Mary : Mars Girls
(Apex Publications 978-1-937009-52-6, $15.95, 312pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017

Young adult SF novel set on a colonized Mars.
• Apex’s site has this description with a first chapter excerpt and blurbs from Brenda Cooper, Kij Johnson, and others.

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 19 June 2017

— posted Monday 19 June 2017 @ 9:46 am PDT

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


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.25
WP
06.18
LAT
06.18
USAT
06.11
PW
06.19
Amz
(06.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.19)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 12         19 -3      
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 47 9 -3   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, Lord of Shadows 05.22.17 / 5 2 -1     33 -18 7 -5 xx x xx
Crichton, Dragon Teeth 05.29.17 / 4 4 -1 5 ++ 5 ++ 21 -1 5 -1 xx    
Gaiman, Norse Mythology 02.06.17 / 20 x xxx.. xxx xxx.. 22 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xx
King/Chizmar, Gwendy’s Button Box 05.22.17 / 5 x xxx   71 -22 19 -2 xx   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 71     xx 122 -13 12 -2 xxx.. 87 +6 xxx..
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 17 xxx.. xxx.. 11 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Tolkien, Beren and Lúthien 06.05.17 / 3 11 -5 6 ++   113 -79 12 -5 105 -56 26 -7 20 +
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 46 xxx.. xxx.. 8 + x x xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.25
WP
06.18
LAT
06.18
USAT
06.11
PW
06.19
Amz
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UK:
Amz UK
(06.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.19)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 18             1 +3 4 +
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 23 1 = 1 + 1 + 8 +5 12 +1 4 +4   xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 248   2 +   89 +14 xxx.. 29 +11 xxx.. xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 [tpb] 02.18.13 / 4   xxx.. 11 ++ xxx..        
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 91 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..   85 +
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 27     13 + 53 -3 22 -1 xx 23 +21 xxx..
Herbert, Dune 03.30.03 / 6       64 +   xxx..   xxx..
King, It 04.03.17 / 12     xxx.. 97 -18   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 15 xxx..     76 +42        
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 306   xxx.. xx 72 +16   18 +13 32 +19 28 +
Riggs, Library of Souls [tpb] 04.24.17 / 8       xxx.. 23 -1      
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 109 +3   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 76             49 +39 44 +
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 19 xxx..             64 +
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.25
WP
06.18
LAT
06.18
USAT
06.11
PW
06.19
Amz
(06.19)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.19)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.19)
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Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, mid-June 2017

— posted Saturday 17 June 2017 @ 1:51 pm PDT

Apex Magazine

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

June 2017
Issue 97, cover art by Irina Kovalova
• This issue has stories by Aimee Ogden, Pip Coen, K.A. Teryna, and Tobias S. Buckell, with a novel excerpt by Mary Turzillo and a vault story by Maureen F. McHugh.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Aimee Ogden, Irina Kovalova, and Mary Turzillo, essays by Karen Lord and Mary Turzillo, and short fiction reviews by A.C. Wise.

(Sat 17 Jun 2017)

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Aphelion

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

June 2017
Issue 218
• This issue has fiction by Susan Savage Lee, Jarrett Mazza, Stephen Tillman, Alexis Child, and others.
• There’s also flash fiction, poetry, and an editorial, plus links to more of the best stories and poetry from the ‘zine’s first 20 years.

(Sat 17 Jun 2017)

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Aurealis

• Australian SF magazine, published irregularly since 1990; online for purchase since 2013
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.aurealis.com.au/

Issue 101, 2017
• This issue has stories by Allan Chen, Adam J. Limbert, and Raluca Balasa.
• Nonfiction includes pieces by Lucy Sussex, Lachlan Walter, and Michael Pryor.

(Sat 17 Jun 2017)

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Forever

• Digital reprint SF magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, since February 2015
• Format: Ebook
• Frequency: monthly
http://forever-magazine.com/

June 2017
Issue 29, $1.99, cover art by Ron Guyatt
• This issue has reprint stories by Brenda W. Clough, Jack Skillingstead, and Robert Charles Wilson.

(Sat 17 Jun 2017)

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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

July/Aug 2017
Vol. 133 No. 1&2 (whole #732), $8.99, 258pp, cover art by Nicholas Grunas
• This issue has a novella by David Erik Nelson, novelets by Auston Habershaw, Robin Furth, G.V. Anderson, and Justin C. Key, and short stories by William Ledbetter, Gardner Dozois, Sean Adams, and Marissa Lingen, and a poem by Sophie M. White.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering Nathan Van Coops and others; Michelle West’s “Musing on Books”, covering Peter S. Beagle and others; a science column by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty, about bumblebees; a “Films” column by David J. Skal, covering Beauty and the Beast; and a “Curiosities” page by Paul Di Filippo, about a 1972 book by Robert C. O’Brien.

(Thu 15 Jun 2017)

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Mythic Delirium

• Quarterly fiction and poetry journal published and edited by Mike Allen; debuted 1998 as a biannual poetry journal, became quarterly in 2013
http://www.mythicdelirium.com/

April-June 2017
Issue 3.4, cover art by Susan Jamison
• Posted in April is a story by Damien Angelica Walters, and poetry by Jane Yolen and Adele Gardner.
• Posted in May is a story by Shveta Thakrar, and poetry by Sara Cleto and Jessica P. Wick.
• Posted in June is a story by Barbara Krasnoff, and poetry by Jane Yolen and Sonya Taaffe.

(Sat 17 Jun 2017)

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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/

June 2017
Issue 341, Vol. 29 No. 5, 32pp
• This special “Atomic Love” issue advances the cover date to the current month, following issue #340 dated December 2016. Featured are Steve Carper, on atomic bomb stories and the FBI, and Brian Stableford, about Maurice Magre.
• Other essays are by Ron Drummond, about Kim Stanley Robinson; Mike Barrett, on T.G. Jackson; Victor Grech, about Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy; Michael Andre-Driussi, about The King in Yellow; and David Drake, introducing Tim Powers.
• There’s also a review by Anne Leonard of Louise Marley, and recommended reading from Anne Zanoni and Darrell Schweitzer.

(Sat 17 Jun 2017)

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Star*Line

• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
http://www.sfpoetry.com/

Spring 2017
Issue 40.2, $5, 48pp, cover art by Andy Walsh
• This issue has poetry by Wendy Rathbone, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Josh Pearce, Christina Sng, William Landis, Mary Soon Lee, and many others.
• Features include an editorial by F.J. Bergmann, a President’s Message by Bryan Thao Worra, small press reviews, and a “Stealth SF” column by Denise Dumars.

(Fri 16 Jun 2017)

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Category: Periodicals

New Books : 13 June 2017

— posted Tuesday 13 June 2017 @ 3:37 pm PDT

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

Alternate history SF novel, twelfth in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea (2012), Storm Surge (2013), Deadly Shores (2014), Straits of Hell (2015), and Blood in the Water (2016), about a World War II US battleship transported back in time to an era when two intelligent dinosaur species are fighting a war.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Brooks, Terry : The Black Elfstone
(Del Rey 978-0-553-39148-0, $28, 336pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553391497
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524779368
The Fall of Shannara #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a planned four-book conclusion to the Shannara series.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the book “works best for readers at opposite poles: series devotees who are conversant with the lengthy backstory, and newcomers who can focus on the three major plot threads.”

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* Cooper, Brenda : Wilders
(Pyr 978-1-63388-265-2, $18, 350pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Project Earth #1

SF novel, first in a series, about a woman searching for her sister in a near-future world recovering from ecological near-disaster.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The science fiction elements—including ecobots, domed cities, and artificial reality glasses—are believable and intriguing, and readers will be drawn into the dystopian depiction of the Outside and the various factions double-crossing each other for money and power.”

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* Corlett, Anne : The Space Between the Stars
(Berkley 978-0399585111, $26, 368pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780399585128
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524779306

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a woman who believes herself one of the last survivors of humanity after a virus wipes out everyone on Earth.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview and a reading guide.

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* Drayden, Nicky : The Prey of Gods
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-249303-3 , $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062493040

SF/fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, set in a future South Africa of personal robots and demigods.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “There’s a lot to take in as the various plot threads interweave and converge toward a surprising climax, but Drayden balances the genre elements skillfully, creating a world where genetic manipulation, sentient robots, and folkloric origin stories can coexist plausibly, if not peacefully.”

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* Egan, Catherine : Julia Defiant
(Knopf 978-0553533354, $17.99, 464pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553533378
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781101917183
The Witch’s Child #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a trilogy following Julia Vanishes (2016), about the search for a witch.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a starred review: “Egan’s debut novel sparkles with storytelling that skillfully blends elements of steampunk, fantasy, adventure, and magic.”

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* Johnston, Michael : Soleri
(Tor 978-0-7653-8648-9, $27.99, 368pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765386496
Soleri #1

Epic fantasy novel, first in a series, and apparently the author’s first solo novel after several collaborations with Melissa De La Cruz, inspired by ancient Egyptian history and King Lear.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “The political is personal in this elaborate opening segment of a high fantasy series that entwines family quarrels with imperial ambitions.”

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* Lavalle, Victor : The Changeling
(Spiegel & Grau 978-0-8129-9594-7, $28, 448pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780812995954
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524722555

Fantasy novel about a man whose father disappeared, now facing the disappearance of his wife and infant boy.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “LaValle makes occasionally strained efforts to weave contemporary concerns—helicopter parenting, online oversharing, and Internet trolls—into this elemental fabric. Nonetheless, the novel works best when immersed in the violent, unpredictable realm of dark fairy tales…”

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* Lee, Yoon Ha : Raven Stratagem
(Solaris 978-1-78108-537-0, $9.99, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
The Machineries of Empire #2

Space opera SF novel, sequel to Ninefox Gambit (2016), about a Hexarchate military captain who is possessed by a traitorous general to fight the invading Hafn.
• Solaris’ site has this description with links to reviews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “a satisfying mixture of interstellar battles, politics, intrigue, and arcane technology.”
• Liz Bourke reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “Lee deepens here his interrogation of the themes that came so strongly to the surface of Ninefox Gambit: loyalty and trust, free will and self-determination, the personal costs involved in doing a right thing, and the problems of empire. Raven Stratagem offers an argument rather than an answer, and is more effective for it.”

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* McGuire, Seanan : Down Among the Sticks and Bones
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9203-9, $17.99, 192pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765392046
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427287007
Wayward Children #2

Short fantasy novel, standalone prequel to Every Heart a Doorway (2016).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “McGuire’s exquisitely written fairy tale is about the choices that can alter the course of a life forever, lost innocence, and what it is to love and be loved.”

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* Saintcrow, Lilith : Cormorant Run
(Orbit 978-0-316-27796-9, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316277938
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478916031

Post-apocalyptic SF novel about mysterious Rifts that appeared on Earth and killed everyone caught inside.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Saintcrow’s skill at intermingling moments of action, thoughtfulness, and outright horror ensures a thrilling lack of equilibrium.”

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* Schenck, Bradley W. : Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom
(Tor 978-0765383297, $25.99, 384pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466891227

Illustrated SF novel, subtitled “A Novel of Retropolis,” inspired by the 1939 World’s Fair.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Schwab, Victoria : Our Dark Duet
(HarperCollins/Greenwillow 978-0-06-238088-3, $17.99, 528pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062380906
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062683342
Monsters of Verity #2

Dark fantasy novel, second book of a duology following This Savage Song (2016), about two young people in a city overrun with monsters.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.

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* Smith, Lindsay, & Max Gladstone : The Witch Who Came in From the Cold
(Saga Press 978-1481485609, $21.99, 624pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017

Print edition of an alternate history online serial novel, created by Linday Smith and Max Gladstone, and written by the creators, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ian Tregillis, and Michael Swanwick.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “As in a TV drama, each episode has a satisfying and relatively complete arc that helps build upon an overarching story. The installments are easy to read one at a time, but the tangles of alliances, secrets, and shocking double-crosses will have readers up all night mumbling, ‘Just one more.’ “

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* Stephenson, Neal, & Nicole Galland : The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O.
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-266951-3, $35, 768pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062409171
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062676986

SF/fantasy thriller about a Harvard linguist and a mysterious government agency who discover that magic used to work, before the Age of Enlightenment, and so a Department of Diachronic Operations is created to bring magic back.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Quantum physics, witchcraft, and multiple groups with conflicting agendas, playfully mixed with vernacular from several centuries and a dizzying number of acronyms, create a fascinating experiment in speculation and metafiction that never loses sight of the human foibles and affections of its cast.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 12 June 2017

— posted Monday 12 June 2017 @ 1:40 pm PDT

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


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.18
WP
05.28
LAT
06.04
USAT
06.04
PW
06.12
Amz
(06.12)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.12)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.12)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Andrews, White Hot 06.12.17 / 1       11 ++        
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 11         16 +8      
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 46 6 +2     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, Lord of Shadows 05.22.17 / 4 1 =     15 -14 2 -1 x 97 -68 x
Crichton, Dragon Teeth 05.29.17 / 3 3 -1     20 -16 4 -2 x    
Gaiman, Norse Mythology 02.06.17 / 19 15 +     xxx 18 = xxx.. xxx.. x
King/Chizmar, Gwendy’s Button Box 05.22.17 / 4 13 +1 [ 8 ]   49 -6 17 -1 x   xxx
Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin 05.01.17 / 7       114 -44 20 + xxx.. xxx xxx
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 11       xxx.. 21 -2      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 11             xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 70     [ 7 ] 109 -3 10 = xxx.. 93 -26 xxx..
Tolkien, Beren and Lúthien 06.05.17 / 2 6 ++     34 ++ 7 ++ 49 ++ 19 ++ x
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 45 xxx..   [ 12 ] 147 -6 22 +3 xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.18
WP
05.28
LAT
06.04
USAT
06.04
PW
06.12
Amz
(06.12)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.12)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.12)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 17             4 = x
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 22 1 = [ 1 ] [ 1 ] 13 -6 13 -3 8 -2   xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 247       103 -3 xxx.. 40 +14 xxx.. xxx..
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 26     [ 4 ] 50 -22 21 -6 x 44 +6 xxx..
King, It 04.03.17 / 11       79 -13   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 14 xxx..     118 -24        
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 305     [ 12 ] 88 -4   31 +15 51 +4 x
Riggs, Library of Souls [tpb] 04.24.17 / 7       xxx.. 22 -4      
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..     112 +15   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 75             88 +3 xxx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.18
WP
05.28
LAT
06.04
USAT
06.04
PW
06.12
Amz
(06.12)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.12)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.12)
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Category: Bestsellers

New Books : 6 June 2017

— posted Tuesday 6 June 2017 @ 1:51 pm PDT

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

Anthology of 15 stories first published in 2016, third in a series following The Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera (2015) and The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015 (2016).
• Authors include David Drake, Adam Roberts, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, and Paul Di Filippo.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Chandler, Randy, & Cheryl Mullenax, eds. : Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2
(Comet Press 978-1936964628, $15.99, 345pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017

Anthology of 22 stories first publihsed in 2016.
• Authors include Michael A. Arnzen, Tim Waggoner, Andrew Darlington, and Stephanie M. Wytovich.
• The publisher’s site has the table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Conroy, Robert, & J. R. Dunn : The Day After Gettysburgh
(Baen 978-1-4814-8251-6, $25, 368pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-580-9

Alternate history novel in which General Robert E. Lee, instead of surrendering, mounts a counterattack.
• The book was completed by Dunn following Conroy’s death in December 2014.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The novel too strictly follows Conroy’s usual formulas, including a romance between the hero and an affluent heroine, but fans will be pleased that Dunn’s work also matches Conroy’s high standards for writing style, solid plotting, and frenetic battle scenes.”

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+ de Castell, Sebastien : Tyrant’s Throne
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1681441955, $26.99, 400pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
The Greatcoats #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Traitor’s Blade (2014), Knight’s Shadow (2015), and Saint’s Blood (2016), about a troupe of travelling Magisters reviled for having failed to prevent the overthrow of their king.
• The UK edition was published April 20th; Quercus’ site has this description.

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* DuBois, Brendan : Red Vengeance
(Baen 978-1-4814-8249-3, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2017, cover art David Seeley)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-581-6
Dark Victory #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Dark Victory (2016), about about a group of teenagers following the invasion of Earth by alien Creepers.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Gilligan, ElizaBeth : Sovereign Silk
(DAW 978-0756402587, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756413132
Silken Magic #3

Historical fantasy novel, third in a series following Magic’s Silken Snare (2003) and The Silken Shroud (2004), set in an alternate Renaissance Italy.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Green, Simon R. : Moonbreaker
(Ace 978-0451476951, $27, 336pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698407435
Secret Histories #11

Fantasy novel, eleventh in the series about Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, who protects humanity from the forces of darkness, following The Man with the Golden Torc (2007), Daemons Are Forever (2008), The Spy Who Haunted Me (2009), From Hell with Love (2010), For Heaven’s Eyes Only (2011), Live and Let Drood (2012), Casino Infernale (2013), Property of a Lady Faire (2014), From a Drood to a Kill (2015), and Dr. DOA (2016).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Huff, Tanya : A Peace Divided
(DAW 978-0-7564-1150-3, $26, 384pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756411527
Peacekeeper #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following An Ancient Peace (2015), about ex-Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Jensen, Danielle L. : The Broken Ones
(Angry Robot 978-0857666970, $9.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666987
UK edition: 9780857666963 (Thu 1 Jun 2017)
Malediction Trilogy #0

Young adult fantasy novel, prequel to the trilogy Stolen Songbird (2014), Hidden Huntress (2015), and Warrior Witch (2016).
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* Jeter, K. W. : Grim Expectations
(Angry Robot 978-0857666918, $9.99, 352pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666925
UK edition: 9780857666901 (Thu 1 Jun 2017)
George Dower #3

Steampunk novel, third in a trilogy following Infernal Devices (1987) and Fiendish Schemes (2013).
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the second volume in 2013 for Locus Online: “Jeter’s sequel proves well worth the wait, and sets a new high bar for that ever-evolving style of speculative fiction whose Frankensteinian form he first galvanically jolted into life.”

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* Kadrey, Richard : The Kill Society
(Harper Voyager 978-0062474148, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062474186
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062675873
Sandman Slim #9

Urban fantasy thriller, ninth in a series following Sandman Slim (2009), Kill the Dead (2010), Aloha from Hell (2011), Devil Said Bang (2012), Kill City Blues (2013), The Getaway God (2014), Killing Pretty (2015), and The Perdition Score (2016), about James Stark, hit man from Hell.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.

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* Korpon, Nik : The Rebellion’s Last Traitor
(Angry Robot 978-0857666567, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666574
UK edition: 9780857666550 (Thu 1 Jun 2017)

SF novel about a man seeking the truth about his wife and child in a future dystopian world where memory is a commodity.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
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* Robinson, Frank M. : Not So Good a Gay Man
(Tor 978-0765382092, $26.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466885769

Memoir by the author, screenwriter, and activist, who lived from 1926 to 2014.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Kirkus review concludes, “Vivid and detailed, Robinson’s story is an engaging recollection of the golden age of pulp fiction interwoven with the story of a man’s successful struggle to accept himself. Fascinating reading, especially for fans of 20th-century science fiction.”

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* Tolkien, J. R.R. : Beren and Lúthien
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-1-328-79182-5, $30, 288pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781328784865

New edition of a story from Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, edited by Christopher Tolkien and with illustrations by Alan Lee.
• Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s sie has this description with a Google previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The prose isn’t always the elder Tolkien’s most polished, but the story works as a stand-alone tale. Those who have encountered it before will find that Christopher enhances their appreciation of it through his accessible illumination of how it evolved over the years.”

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* Valente, Catherynne M. : The Refrigerator Monologues
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-5934-1, $19.99, 160pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481459365

Collection of linked fantasy stories about the girlfriends and wives of superheroes, with illustrations by Annie Wu.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review by Gwenda Bond: “Bestseller Valente’s dazzling new story cycle creates its own comic book universe, complete with the gorgeously wrought prose pyrotechnics that readers have come to expect from her. … This is Valente at her sharpest and most pointed, ably assisted by illustrations from comics artist Annie Wu.”

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* Wells, Dan : Nothing Left to Lose
(Tor 978-0765380708, $27.99, 336pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466874992
John Cleaver #6

Horror novel, sixth in a series about a 17-year-old sociopath, following I Don’t Want to Kill You (2011), The Devil’s Only Friend (2015), and Over Your Dead Body (2016).
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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 5 June 2017

— posted Monday 5 June 2017 @ 11:10 am PDT

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

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


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.11
WP
05.28
LAT
06.04
USAT
05.28
PW
06.05
Amz
(06.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.05)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 10         24 -5      
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 45 8 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, Lord of Shadows 05.22.17 / 3 1 ++     1 ++ 1 ++ 78 -51 29 -15 93 -70
Crichton, Dragon Teeth 05.29.17 / 2 2 ++     4 ++ 2 ++ 84 -22    
Gaiman, Norse Mythology 02.06.17 / 18 xxx   x xx 18 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Hamid, Exit West 03.20.17 / 9 xxx..   20 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
King/Chizmar, Gwendy’s Button Box 05.22.17 / 3 14 -7 [ 8 ]   43 -38 16 -9 61 +31   xx
Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin 05.01.17 / 6       70 -13 x xxx xx xx
Revis, Star Wars: Rebel Rising 05.15.17 / 2 10 +       xxx      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 10       xxx.. 19 -7      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 10             xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 69     7 +1 106 +4 10 -3 xxx.. 67 -2 xxx..
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 16 xxx..   8 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 44 xxx   12 -3 141 +4 25 -1 xxx..   xxx..
Yancey, The Last Star 06.06.16 / 19       xxx.. 15 + xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.11
WP
05.28
LAT
06.04
USAT
05.28
PW
06.05
Amz
(06.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.05)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 16             4 -3 2 +3
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 21 1 = [ 1 ] 1 = 7 +2 10 = 6 -1   xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 246       100 +40 xxx.. 54 +6 xxx.. xxx..
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 25     4 +6 28 -1 15 +2 87 -13 50 + xxx..
King, End of Watch 04.10.17 / 9     xxx xx 12 -2      
King, It 04.03.17 / 10     xx 66 +10   xxx xxx.. xxx..
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 13 xxx..     94 -12        
Novik, Uprooted [tpb] 03.28.16 / 2     xxx.. 61 ++        
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 304     12 -4 84 +11   46 -3 55 +5 40 -10
Riggs, Library of Souls [tpb] 04.24.17 / 6       xxx.. 18 -4      
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 127 +   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set [tpb] 10.20.02 / 42       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 56 ++
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 74             91 + xx
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 18 xxx..             62 +
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.11
WP
05.28
LAT
06.04
USAT
05.28
PW
06.05
Amz
(06.05)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.05)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.05)
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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