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Weekly Bestsellers, 28 July

Deborah Harkness’ The Book of Life (Viking), final volume in her All Souls trilogy, debuts strongly, ranking #1 this week on the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today lists.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.03
WP
07.13
LAT
07.27
USAT
07.20
PW
07.28
Amz
(07.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.28)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Abercrombie, Half a King 07.28.14 / 1       103 ++        
Butcher, Skin Game 05.26.14 / 9 xx   17 + xxx xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Clare, City of Heavenly Fire 05.26.14 / 10       45 -5 11 + x 55 -18 47 +5
Clare, City of Lost Souls 05.14.12 / 42       xxx.. 24 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 227     xxx.. xxx.. 15 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Gabaldon, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood 06.23.14 / 6 13 + [ 6 ] 15 -3 67 -19 13 -4 x   15 -5
Harkness, The Book of Life 07.07.14 / 4 1 ++     1 +111 1 ++ 31 -23 70 -22 14 +33
King, Mr. Mercedes 02.17.14 / 16 10 -2 [ 4 ] 18 -8 28 -1 8 -2 99 -23 xxx.. 68 -34
Koontz, The City 07.14.14 / 3 20 -3 [ 9 ]   54 -10 12 -5      
Lepucki, California 07.21.14 / 2 x   10 ++ x 9 +11      
Martin, A Feast for Crows (UK) 09.06.05 / 21             59 +14  
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 30 13 +1     xxx.. 19 + xxx..   xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 96 9 +2     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 49     xxx.. 16 +7 4 + 50 +8 53 +4 49 +1
Roth, Divergent Series Complete Box Set 03.31.14 / 18       110 +13   xxx.. xxx.. 25 +
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 4       4 -2 1 ++ 12 -7   10 +11
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 117 xxx..   xx 15 +5 xxx.. 26 +1 64 -23 x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.03
WP
07.13
LAT
07.27
USAT
07.20
PW
07.28
Amz
(07.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.28)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atkinson, Life After Life [tpb] 01.20.14 / 28 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 46 +3  
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 182       94 = xxx.. 41 +1 xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 117 9 +4   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Collins, Catching Fire [tpb] 06.04.12 / 64         xxx.. xxx.. 93 + xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay [tpb] 06.04.12 / 66       130 + xx xxx.. 80 +4 xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 18     11 = 17 +5   43 -15    
del Toro/Hogan, The Strain 07.13.10 / 6 17 +     126 + xxx..      
Eggers, The Circle [tpb] 05.05.14 / 12 x   13 -5          
Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane [tpb] 06.16.14 / 7 14 -2   x xxx.. 14 -1      
Harkness, A Discovery of Witches [tpb] 01.09.12 / 26 23 +   xxx.. 86 + xxx.. xxx..   78 +
King, Doctor Sleep [tpb] 06.23.14 / 6 20 -4     x 11 -2      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 30       12 +6 9 + 15 +6    
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 160 11 -3   xx x xxx.. xxx.. 33 -7 xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 10.28.13 / 40 5 =   xxx 112 -10 23 + 96 -1 40 +2 74 -7
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 167 15 -1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 176 1 =   10 = 52 -5 xxx.. xxx.. 19 +3 xxx..
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 159 12 +3   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 48 -10 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 18       85 +12   19 -3   2 +1
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 201       121 +10   47 -16 49 +11 x
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 56     xxx.. 80 +3 xxx..      
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 59 xxx..   12 +1 13 +3 16 + 32 +20 66 +14 95 +
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               97 -2  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.03
WP
07.13
LAT
07.27
USAT
07.20
PW
07.28
Amz
(07.28)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.28)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.28)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data -- rankings from one or more weeks before -- and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

New UK Books, June-July

* Carey, Mike, Linda Carey & Louise Carey : The House of War and Witness
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 9780575132726, £16.99, 528pp, trade paperback, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Jun 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575132740

Historical fantasy novel set in 1740, about a company of Austrian soldiers defending the border with Prussia.
• Despite the similarity of title, this does not seem to be a sequel to the Arabian fantasy The City of Silk and Steel (2013) (published as The Steel Seraglio, 2012, in the US)
• Gollancz’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The US edition will be published by ChiZine in November.

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* Kristjansson, Snorri : Blood Will Follow
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1782063360, £20, 400pp, hardcover, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 5 Jun 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781782063377
The Valhalla Saga #2

Viking fantasy novel, second in a series following Swords of Good Men (2013).
• Quercus’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Liney, Peter : Into the Fire
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 9781782060369, £13.99, 368pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 3 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781782060383
The Detainee #2

Dystopian SF novel, second in a series following The Detainee (2013), in which the old, sick, and poor are exiled to a remote island watched over by punishment satellites.
• Quercus’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

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* Lovegrove, James : Sherlock Holmes: Gods of War
(UK: Titan 9781781165430, £7.99, 256pp, trade paperback, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 27 Jun 2014

Alternate history fantasy novel, one of a shared series of novels about Sherlock Holmes (others are by George Mann and Guy Adams). This one is set in 1919 and involves men seeking divine aid to bring about a world war.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Pollack, Rachel : The Child Eater
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1848663220, £14.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 3 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781848663237

Young adult fantasy novel about an Earth child who can perceive the ghosts of dead children.
• Quercus’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

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* Singh, Nalini : Shield of Winter
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575111332, $16.99, 448pp, hardcover, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 5 Jun 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575111646
Psy-Changeling #13

Parapsychological fantasy novel, 13th in a series by the New Zealand author who has won two Sir Julius Vogel for shorter works in the same series.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

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* Sylvester, Simon : The Visitors
(UK: Quercus 978-1848663701, $16.99, 368pp, hardcover, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 5 Jun 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781848663725

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a remote Scottish island where few leave and a strange man and daughter arrive to visit.
• Quercus’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Tchaikovsky, Adrian : The Seal of the Worm
(UK: Macmillan/Tor Uk 978-0230770010, $14.99, 500pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 3 Jul 2014
Shadows of the Apt #10

Fantasy novel, tenth in the “Shadows of the Apt” series after Empire in Black and Gold, Dragonfly Falling, and Blood of the Mantis, Salute the Dark, The Scarab Path (2010), The Sea Watch (2011), Heirs of the Blade (2011), The Air War (2012), and War Master’s Gate (2013), about a peaceful Lowlands threatened by the hungry Wasp Empire.
• Pan Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides an excerpt.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Wallace, Jon : Barricade
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575117945, £14.99, 256pp, trade paperback, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Jun 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575118270

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a genetically engineered “Ficial” who has survived the Ficials’ war on humanity and survives in post-apocalyptic Britian as a taxi driver.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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• (Directory Entry)

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Classic Reprints, July

Barnes, John : Gaudeamus
(Tor 978-0765311986, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429970624

(First edition: Tor, November 2004)

10th-anniversary edition of SF novel about a machine that makes possible both teleportation and time travel, in which the author is a character.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• It was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 2005.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Brunner, John : SF Gateway Omnibus: The Sheep Look Up, The Shockwave Rider, The Traveller in Black
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 9780575101883, £20, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 17 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473202061

Omnibus of two novels and a collection of linked stories, first published in 1972, 1975, and 1971 respectively.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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• (Directory Entry)

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Dick, Philip K. : Voices from the Street
(Orion/Gollancz 978-0575132719, $9.99, 304pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575132856

(First edition: Tor, January 2007)

Associational “American realist” novel, not SF, written in the early ’50s but not published until 2007. It’s about a radio-electronics salesman in 1950s Oakland, and his descent into depression and madness.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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

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Price, Robert M., ed. : Acolytes of Cthulhu
(Titan 978-1781165263, $14.95, 469pp, trade paperback, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jun 2014

(First edition: Fedogan & Bremer, March 2000)

Anthology of 28 previously published stories inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, Manly Wade Wellman, Edmond Hamilton, Jorge Luis Borges, and S.T. Joshi.
• Titan’s site has this description and order page.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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• (Directory Entry)

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Tiptree, James, Jr. : Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
(Orion/Gollancz 978-1473203242, $9.99, 544pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473203259

(First edition: Arkham House, June 1990)

Collection of 18 stories, including “The Screwfly Solution”, “The Women Men Don’t See”, “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?”, “Love Is the Plan the Plan is Death”, and the title story.
• This edition is a volume in Gollancz’ SF Masterworks series, and has introductions by Graham Sleight and John Clute.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Van Gelder, Gordon, ed. : The Very Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Volume 2
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-163-3, $15.95, 432pp, trade paperback, July 2014, cover art Thomas Canty)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014

Anthology of 27 stories first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, from Jack Finney’s “The Third Level” in 1950 to Ken Liu’s “The Paper Menagerie” in 2011.
• Michael Dirda provides an introduction.
• It follows Van Gelder’s “60th Anniversary” first volume published in 2009.
• Tachyon’s site has this page for the book, with the complete table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the book provides “a demonstration of the magazine’s evolution over six decades.”

(Sat 21 Jun 2014)
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* Williamson, Jack : SF Gateway Omnibus: The Legion of Space, The Humanoids, Terraforming Earth, Wonder’s Child
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 9780575132030, £20, 832pp, trade paperback, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 26 Jun 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473203235

Omnibus of three novels and an autobiography, first published in 1947, 1949, 2001, and 1984 respectively.
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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• (Directory Entry)

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New Books, 22 July

* Bitov, Andrei, translated by Polly Gannon : The Symmetry Teacher
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux 978-0374273514, 288pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780374712099

Metaphysical novel about the author, Bitov, reconstructing an old British novel he once read and had forgotten.
• It was published in Russian in 2008.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Blending elements of Nabokov, Calvino, and Percival Everett, Bitov’s (Pushkin House) shape-shifting novel is not really a novel so much as a narrative puzzle that revels in its own language.” The review concludes, “Bitov, a pioneer postmodern writer, packs physics-defying deaths, mysterious doorbells, and space aliens into this lively literary feat.”

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* Bova, Ben : New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales about the Past, the Present, and the Future
(Tor 978-0-7653-7644-2, $25.99, 336pp, hardcover, July 2014, cover art John Harris)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466851368

Collection of 14 previously published stories, with new introductions by the author.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “This strong collection achieves an unusually satisfying fusion of varied settings with a consistent humane vision.”

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• (Directory Entry)

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+ Gwynne, John : Valor
(Orbit 978-0316399746, $17, 688pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316399753
The Faithful and the Fallen #2

First US edition (UK: Macmillan/Tor UK, March 2014)

Fantasy novel, second novel in a series following the author’s first novel Malice (2013), set in the Banished Lands where armies of men and giants have battled.
• The UK edition was published as Valour.
• Orbit’s site has an excerpt. Hachette’s site has a description with a preview function.

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* Muir, Sharona : Invisible Beasts
(Bellevue Literary Press 978-1-934137-80-2, $14.95, 256pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00KV1P350

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, subtitled “Tales of the Animals that Go Unseen Among Us”, about an amateur naturalist who compiles a bestiary of the invisible, sentient creatures she can perceive.
• The publisher’s site has this description with excerpts from numerous reviews.
• Madeleine Monson-Rosen reviewed it for io9: “This inventory of fantastical beasts allows Muir to tell a story at the level of the human, but also all of humanity. We don’t, Invisible Beasts argues, have to be able to see animals to value them.”
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “In Sophie’s struggles to find her footing in a world only she and a few others can see, Muir expertly pinpoints the frailty of the human condition. This is an amazing feat of imagination.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
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+ Nevill, Adam : The House of Small Shadows
(St. Martin’s 978-1-250-04127-2, $25.99, 384pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466837386

First US edition (UK: Macmillan/Tor Uk, October 2013)

Horror novel about an appraiser who comes to the house of a late taxidermist and puppeteer.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This emotionally intense, intellectually challenging supernatural novel explores secret geographies of conscience while raising hackles, and is addictively readable.”

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Niven, Larry, adapted by Robert Mandell, illustrated by Sean Lam : Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One
(Tor/Seven Seas 978-0-7653-2462-7, $15.99, 272pp, trade paperback, July 2014, cover art Stephen Youll)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429943048

First volume of a graphic novel adaptation of Niven’s famous 1970 novel. The adaptation is by Robert Mandell, illustrated by Sean Lam.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with sample pages.

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* Oreskes, Naomi, & Erik M. Conway : The Collapse of Western Civlization: A View from the Future
(Columbia University Press 978-0-231-16954-7, $9.95, 104pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-231-53795-7

Future historical account from the viewpoint of 2393 about how climate change led to the collapse of the global order.
• The authors are a professor of history at Harvard, and a historian employed by CalTech, respectively.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Accurately researched and logically persuasive, this is nevertheless a political manifesto, not dramatically structured or emotionally involved storytelling.”

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* Sklar, David, & Sarah Avery : Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic
(Fantastic Books 978-1617209451, $15.99, 264pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 23 May 2014

Anthology of 18 original stories about travel.
• Authors include Elizabeth Bear, Megan Arkenberg, and Darrell Schweitzer.
• Amazon has a description of the book.

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

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* Sweterlitsch, Thomas : Tomorrow and Tomorrow
(Putnam 978-0-399-16749-2, 352pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 10 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698142701
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780698163898

SF thriller set 10 years after a terrorist bomb has wiped out Pittsburgh, concerning a survivor obsessed with a digital reconstruction of the city to relive time with his wife, and investigate an unsolved murder.
• Penguin’s site has this description with blurbs and quotes from reviews.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it a “strong debut” and concludes, “Sweterlitsch takes an unusual turn in that Dominic closes in on the truth by shredding connections between virtual and real, and the more he operates in the real world, the more vivid and compelling the story becomes.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 21 July

— posted Monday 21 July 2014 @ 10:13 am PDT

Terry Brooks’ The High Druid’s Blade (Del Rey) debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #14 on the Publishers Weekly list.

And Edan Lepucki’s California (Little, Brown) also debuts on three lists (the same three lists), ranking at high as #3 on the New York Times list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.27
WP
07.13
LAT
07.20
USAT
07.13
PW
07.21
Amz
(07.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.21)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Brooks, The High Druid’s Blade 07.14.14 / 2 16 ++     56 ++ 14 ++     x
Clare, City of Heavenly Fire 05.26.14 / 9       40 -9 x 98 -3 37 -6 52 -23
Gabaldon, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood 06.23.14 / 5 x [ 6 ] 12 -3 48 -18 9 -3 94 -10   10 -3
Harkness, The Book of Life 07.07.14 / 3       112 ++   8 +3 48 -14 47 -38
King, Mr. Mercedes 02.17.14 / 15 8 -4 [ 4 ] 10 -4 27 -15 6 -2 76 -10 xxx 34 -8
Koontz, The City 07.14.14 / 2 17 -12 [ 9 ]   44 -40 7 -2      
Lepucki, California 07.21.14 / 1 3 ++     43 ++ 20 ++      
Lynch, The Republic of Thieves 10.21.13 / 5 xxx..   18 + xxx.. xxx..      
Martin, A Feast for Crows (UK) 09.06.05 / 20             73 +3  
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 29 14 =     xxx.. x xxx..   xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 95 11 -3     xxx.. xxx      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 48     xxx.. 23 -4 x 58 -13 57 +16 50 -5
Roth, Divergent Series Complete Box Set 03.31.14 / 17       123 +5   xxx.. xxx.. xx
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 3       2 ++   5 =   21 -18
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 116 xxx..   x 20 -4 xxx.. 27 +8 41 +21 40 +3
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.27
WP
07.13
LAT
07.20
USAT
07.13
PW
07.21
Amz
(07.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.21)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atkinson, Life After Life [tpb] 01.20.14 / 27 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 49 -7  
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 181       94 +32 xxx.. 42 +8 xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 116 13 +2   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay [tpb] 06.04.12 / 65       xx x xxx.. 84 + xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 17     11 ++ 22 -1   28 +3    
Eggers, The Circle [tpb] 05.05.14 / 11 18 +   8 +          
Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane [tpb] 06.16.14 / 6 12 -1   14 -5 xxx 13 -3      
King, Doctor Sleep [tpb] 06.23.14 / 5 16 -7     132 -42 9 -6      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 29       18 +8 x 21 +35    
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 159 8 +4   x 141 -18 xxx.. xxx.. 26 = xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 10.28.13 / 39 5 +3   xx 102 +3 xxx 95 +4 42 +19 67 -11
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 166 14 +9   xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 175 1 +1   10 -4 47 -6 xxx.. xxx.. 22 -1 xxx..
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 158 15 +2   xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. 38 +7 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 17       97 -29   16 +3   3 +5
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 200       131 +18   31 +12 60 -8 62 +
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 55     xxx.. 83 -1 xxx..      
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 58 xxx..   13 -1 16 -7 x 52 -16 80 -11 x
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               95 -4  
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.27
WP
07.13
LAT
07.20
USAT
07.13
PW
07.21
Amz
(07.21)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.21)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.21)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data -- rankings from one or more weeks before -- and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, mid-July

— posted Saturday 19 July 2014 @ 5:38 pm 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 2014
Vol. 134 No. 10, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Alan Gutierrez
• This issue has a novella by Dave Creek, a novelette by Tony Ballantyne, and short stories by Joyce & Stanley Schmidt, Andrew Barton, Ron Collins, Mary E. Lowd, and David Brin. There’s also a poem by David Livingstone Clink.
• The science fact article, by Edward M. Lerner, is about “Alien AWOLs”.
• Departments include an guest editorial by Richard A. Lovett, an “The Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “The Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers, covering titles by C.J. Cherryh, Ben Bova, and others.

(Thu 17 Jul 2014)

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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 2014
Vol. 38 No. 9 (whole #464), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Michael Whelan
• This issue has novelettes by Tochi Onyebuchi, Amanda Forrest, and Tom Purdom (the cover story); and short stories by James Gunn, Kelly Sandoval, Rick Wilber, and Susan Palwick.
• Poetry is by Megan Arkenberg, Michael Bedrosian Pifer, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, and David Livingstone Clink.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams (about the Lucius Shepard), Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column; a “Thought Experiment” essay by Allen M. Steele, “Tomorrow Through the Past”; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo.

(Thu 17 Jul 2014)

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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/

July 2014
Issue 72
• This issue has stories by Ashlee Jade and Steven Ma.
• There’s an article on self-publishing by Shane M. Brown, and reviews.
• The current issue page features the issue’s editorial.

(Sat 19 Jul 2014)

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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/

July 2014
Cover art by Denny E. Marshall
• Stories in this issue are by Mark Silcox, Sandy Hiortdahl, Steven Young, David Steffen, Richard Wren, Steve Bates, Seth Chambers, Eamonn Murphy, J. Richard Jacobs, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and Mark Ayling.
• Articles are by John McCormick and Preston Dennett.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, a page of shorter stories, and a page of reviews.

(Sat 19 Jul 2014)

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Category: Periodicals

New in Paperback, July

— posted Thursday 17 July 2014 @ 11:43 am PDT

Bova, Ben : New Earth
(Tor 978-0765368072, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
The Grand Tour #-

(First edition: Tor, July 2013)

Hard SF novel, latest in the Grand Tour sequence and follow-up to 2012′s Farside, about an expedition sent to explore a newly discovered Earthlike planet.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Dornbusch, Betsy : Exile
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805063, $15.99, 288pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
Seven Eyes #1

(First edition: Night Shade Books, February 2013)

Fantasy novel, first of a series, about a man banished from his kingdom after being falsely condemned for the murder of his wife.
• The author’s site, Sex Scenes at Starbucks, includes an excerpt.
• Night Shade’s former site still has this description.
• The second title, Emissary, is due in February 2015.

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Erikson, Steven : This River Awakens
(Tor 978-0765370235, $9.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014

Associational coming-of-age novel set in 1971, about a 12-year-old boy who moves with his family to a new town.
• It was the author’s first novel, published in 1998 under the his real name, Steve Lundin.
• Wikipedia has this entry for the book.
• Macmillan’s site has this page for the book.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.

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Gafla, Ofir Touché : The World of the End
(Tor 978-0765333575, $17.99, 368pp, trade paperback, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jun 2014

(First edition: Tor, June 2013)

Fantasy novel about a man who kills himself in order to join his beloved wife in the Other World, which he discovers to be a vast realm of cities and the deceased from all ages.
• The novel was first published in Jerusalem in 2004; the translation is by the author.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and quotes from reviews. The author description mentions that the book was a bestseller in Israel an won the 2005 Geffen Award for the best fantasy/science fiction novel of the year.

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Huso, Anthony : The Last Page
(Tor 978-0765325181, $17.99, 448pp, trade paperback, June 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jun 2014
Last Page #1

(First edition: Tor, August 2010)

Epic fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first book in a two-volume series, about Caliph Howl, young king of the Duchy of Stonehold, who faces impending civil war and the return of an old lover, a woman trained by the Shradnae witchocracy in the art of magical equations.
• Tor’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The second book, Black Bottle, was published in 2012.

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Jernigan, Zachary : No Return
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597804585, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
Jeroun #1

(First edition: Night Shade Books, March 2013)

Fantasy novel, first of a series and the author’s first novel, set on the world of Jeroun, which is watched over by an orbiting god called Adrash.
• Night Shade’s former site still has this description.
• The author’s site has this page for the book, with a link to an excerpt and enthusiastic blurbs from Elizabeth Hand, David Anthony Durham, James Patrick Kelly, and others.
• The second book, Shower of Stones, is due in 2015.

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Kadrey, Richard : Kill City Blues
(Harper Voyager 978-0062197610, $14.99, 400pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Jul 2014
Sandman Slim #5

(First edition: Harper Voyager, August 2013)

Urban fantasy thriller, fifth in a series following Sandman Slim (2009), Kill the Dead (2010), Aloha from Hell (2011), and Devil Said Bang (2012), about James Stark, hit man from Hell.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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Mann, George : The Executioner’s Heart
(Tor 978-0765327789, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Jul 2014
Newbury & Hobbes Investigations #4

(First edition: Tor, July 2013)

Steampunk SF novel set in an alternate early-20th century London, third in a series following The Affinity Bridge (UK 2008, US 2009), The Osiris Ritual (UK 2009, US 2010), and The Immortality Engine (2011).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s website has this page about the series, with US and UK cover images, descriptions, and links to a timeline and to some Newbury & Hobbes short stories.

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Richardson, Kat : Possession
(Roc 978-0451465450, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
Greywalker #8

(First edition: Roc, August 2013)

Urban fantasy novel, eight in a series following Greywalker (2006), Poltergeist (2007), Underground (2008), Vanished (2009), Labyrinth (2010), Downpour (2011), and Seawitch (2012), 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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Ringo, John : Under a Graveyard Sky
(Baen 978-1476736600, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jun 2014
Black Tide Rising #1

(First edition: Baen, September 2013)

SF/horror novel, first of a series, about a zombie apocalypse brought about by an airborne plague.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The second book in the series, To Sail a Darkling Sea, was published in February.

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Ryan, Anthony : Blood Song
(Ace 978-0425268285, $8.99, 640pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jun 2014
Raven’s Shadow #1

(First edition: Ace, July 2013)

Epic fantasy novel, first in a series, about the Sixth Order, a band of warriors who defend their realm and its faith.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The second book, Tower Lord, was just published in hardcover.

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Stross, Charles : Neptune’s Brood
(Ace 978-0425256305, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jun 2014

(First edition: Ace, July 2013)

SF novel, loose sequel to Saturn’s Children (2008), about a metahuman in a far future when the natural human race is extinct.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The novel is currently a finalist for this year’s Hugo Awards.

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Wexler, Django : The Thousand Names
(Roc 978-0451418050, $7.99, 624pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
The Shadow Campaigns #1

(First edition: Roc, July 2013)

Military fantasy novel, first of a series, about a colonial garrison trying to survive a rebellion.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The second book in the series, The Shadow Throne, was just published in hardcover.

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Williams, Tad : Happy Hour in Hell
(DAW 978-0756409487, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
Bobby Dollar #2

(First edition: DAW, September 2013)

Fantasy novel, second book in a series following The Dirty Streets of Heaven (2012), about an angel on Earth who helps souls caught between Heaven and Hell.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Zahn, Timothy : Cobra Slave
(Baen 978-1476736532, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jun 2014
Cobra Rebellion #1

(First edition: Baen, June 2013)

SF novel, first in a new series about the Cobra, nano-tech enhanced warriors built to defend humanity against aliens.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books, 15 July

— posted Tuesday 15 July 2014 @ 3:44 pm PDT

* Abercrombie, Joe : Half a King
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-8041-7832-7, $26, 275pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8041-7833-4
UK edition: Harper Voyager 978-0007550203 (Thu 3 Jul 2014)
Shattered Sea #1


Fantasy novel, first book in a trilogy, about a second son who becomes king following the deaths of his father and brother.
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Abercrombie’s stellar prose style and clever plot twists will be sure to please both adult and teen readers.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “In a way, there is nothing much new in Half a King for anyone familiar with the long tradition of redress adventures, but that’s not really the point. Abercrombie is not out so much to revise the tradition, or to wallow in his world-building, as to celebrate a particular kind of storytelling…”

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* Berman, Steve, ed. : Wilde Stories 2014
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-500-5, $15, 235pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59021-501-2

Anthology of 14 stories first published in 2013, subtitled “The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction”.
• Authors include Sam J. Miller, John Chu, Matthew Cheney, and Sean Eads.
• Lethe’s site has this description

(Sat 21 Jun 2014)
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+ de Castell, Sebastien : Traitor’s Blade
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1623658090, $26.99, 384pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
The Greatcoats #1

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

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about a troupe of travelling Magisters now reviled for having failed to prevent the overthrow of their king.
• Quercus’ site has this description of the UK edition, published in March.
• Tor.com has an excerpt and a review by Niall Alexander: “With a tip of his hat at Alexandre Dumas, Sebastien de Castell make a fine first impression in this entertaining debut. Excepting the regrettable digression at its centre—and even then it’s easy reading—Traitor’s Blade is a bunch of fun from one cover to the other. Recommended especially to readers who’ve had it up to here with unhappy heroes.”

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* Dozois, Gardner, ed. : The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1250046215, $22.99, 752pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466865297

Anthology of 32 stories first published in 2013, with a long “Summation: 2013″, and several pages of ‘honorable mentions’ at the end.
• Authors include Ian R. MacLeod, Lavi Tidhar, Geoff Ryman, Paul J. McAuley, Greg Egan, Nancy Kress, Michael Swanwick, Ian McDonald, and James Patrick Kelly.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
• A hardcover edition (978-1250046208, $40) is also available.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews the book in the July issue of Locus Magazine, putting it in a cultural context: “Some of the commentary I’ve heard about this year’s unusual Hugo and Nebula Awards ballots – at least some of the more restrained commentary – raises the question of what a novice or intermittent reader of SF might make of these various nominees, or of the state of the field in general … It’s partly for the sake of those readers that I repeat my annoying mantra that this is what year’s best anthologies are for.”

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* Gladstone, Max : Full Fathom Five
(Tor 978-0-7653-3574-6, $25.99, 384pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466826151
Craft Sequence #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Three Parts Dead (2012) and Two Serpents Rise (2013), about a magical Craftswoman in the city of Alt Coulumb.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this, as it did the first two books, a starred review: “Gladstone continues to trump his already considerable accomplishments in this tightly paced fantasy legal thriller.”

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* Harkness, Deborah : The Book of Life
(Penguin/Viking 978-0670025596, $28.95, 576pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698163478
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781611762662
UK edition: Headline 978-0755384778 (Tue 15 Jul 2014)
All Souls Trilogy #3


Literary fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following A Discovery of Witches (2011) and Shadow of Night (2012), about Oxford scholar Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The storytelling is lively and energetic, and Diana remains an appealing heroine even as her life becomes ever more extraordinary. A delightful wrap-up to the trilogy.”

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* Holt, Tom : The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice
(Orbit 9780316368797, $14, 400pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316368780
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478979876
UK edition: 978-0356502540 (Tue 15 Jul 2014)

Humorous fantasy novel about a wizard who makes a living providing human resources to goblins, dragonslayers, and other creatures across parallel worlds.
• Orbit’s site has this description.
• Hachette’s site has the same description with a link to a preview function.

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+ Kearney, Paul : The Way to Babylon
(Solaris 978-1781081891, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00KKRBWXC
UK edition: 978-1781081884 (Thu 5 Jun 2014)

First US edition (UK: Gollancz, August 1992)

Fantasy novel, first published in the UK in 1992 (this is the first US edition), about a fantasy writer who survives a mountain climbing accident that kills his wife and partner, and who is sought out by characters from his fantasy world Minginish to help him recover.
• Solaris’ site has this description.
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* Rajaniemi, Hannu : The Causal Angel
(Tor 978-0-7653-2951-6, $25.99, 290pp, hardcover, July 2014, jacket art Kekai Kotaki)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-4299-5610-9
UK edition: Orion/Gollancz 9780575088962 (Thu 17 Jul 2014)
Quantum Thief #3


Hard science fiction novel, third in a series following The Quantum Thief (2010) and The Fractal Prince (2012), about Jean le Flambeur, a post-human thief in the Heterarchy, the culture of the far future solar system.
• Macmillan’s site this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function includes a preview.
• Tor.com has this review by Niall Alexander: The Causal Angel has clarity where it counts: in terms of narrative and character—the very fundamentals of fiction. That said, this isn’t easy reading. Moments that are markedly more abstract come thick and fast; readers are practically guaranteed to be flustered with frustrating frequency… but also, belatedly, amazed.”

(Wed 2 Jul 2014)
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* Turtledove, Harry : Last Orders
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-52471-3, $28, 416pp, hardcover, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-52473-7
The War That Came Early #6

Alternate history novel, sixth in a series following Hitler’s War (2009), West and East (2010), The Big Switch (2011), Coup d’Etat (2012), and Two Fronts (2013), about an alternate World War II that followed when Neville Chamberlain stood up to Hitler rather than appeased him with the Munich Accord.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Winters, Ben : World of Trouble
(Quirk Books 978-1594746857, $14.95, 320pp, trade paperback, July 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Jul 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978594746864
The Last Policeman #3

Pre-apocalyptic novel, third of a trilogy following The Last Policeman (2012) and Countdown City (2013), about a police detective’s work six months before an asteroid is due to hit Earth.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 14 July

— posted Monday 14 July 2014 @ 9:44 am PDT

Dean Koontz’ The City (Bantam) debuts strongly on several lists, ranking as high as #4 on the combined USA Today list.

And the latest Ian Doescher, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return (Quirk), debuts at #12 on two lists.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.20
WP
07.13
LAT
07.13
USAT
07.06
PW
07.14
Amz
(07.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.14)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Abercrombie, Half a King (UK) 07.07.14 / 2             100 -40  
Brooks, The High Druid’s Blade 07.14.14 / 1               86 ++
Butcher, Skin Game 05.26.14 / 8 24 -6 xxx.. 16 +4 x xx xxx..   xxx..
Clare, City of Heavenly Fire 05.26.14 / 8       31 -5 7 + 95 -16 31 +4 29 +1
Clare, City of Lost Souls 05.14.12 / 41       xxx.. 20 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Doescher, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return 07.14.14 / 1 12 ++       12 ++      
Gabaldon, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood 06.23.14 / 4 7 -2 6 + 9 -6 30 -7 6 + 84 -28   7 +2
Harkness, The Book of Life 07.07.14 / 2           11 +18 34 +48 9 +5
King, Mr. Mercedes 02.17.14 / 14 4 = 4 + 6 +2 12 -2 4 + 66 -18 xx 26 -13
Koontz, The City 07.14.14 / 1 5 ++ 9 ++   4 ++ 5 ++      
Martin, A Feast for Crows (UK) 09.06.05 / 19             76 +18  
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 28 14 -2     xxx.. 15 + xxx..   xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 94 8 +2     xxx.. xx      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 47     xxx.. 19 -1 3 + 45 -15 73 -23 45 +31
Roth, Divergent Series Complete Box Set 03.31.14 / 16       128 -18   xxx.. xxx.. x
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 2           5 =   3 +8
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 115 xxx..   19 + 16 -1 xxx.. 35 -3 62 -10 43 +7
Wilson, Robogenesis 06.30.14 / 2     18 +          
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.20
WP
07.13
LAT
07.13
USAT
07.06
PW
07.14
Amz
(07.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.14)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atkinson, Life After Life [tpb] 01.20.14 / 26 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 42 =  
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 180   xxx..   126 -19 xxx.. 50 -5 xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 115 15 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Collins, Mockingjay [tpb] 06.04.12 / 64       x 12 + xxx.. x xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 16       21 -8   31 -10    
Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane [tpb] 06.16.14 / 5 11 = xxx 9 -3 xx 10 +      
King, Doctor Sleep [tpb] 06.23.14 / 4 9 =     90 -9 3 +      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 28       26 +27 11 ++ 56 -5    
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 158 12 -1 xxx.. 11 + 123 +2 xxx.. xxx.. 26 +10 xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 10.28.13 / 38 8 -1 xxx.. x 105 -11 xx 99 -18 61 -10 56 -22
Martin, A Feast for Crows 09.19.06 / 165 23 -8   xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 174 2 = xxx.. 6 -2 41 -9 xxx.. xxx 21 +4 xxx..
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 157 17 -3   xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. 45 +10 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 16       68 -16   19 -8   8 -6
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 199   xxx..   149 -3   43 -6 52 +6 xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 54     xxx.. 82 -5 xxx..      
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 57 xxx..   12 + 9 = 9 + 36 +11 69 -10 94 -55
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               91 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. xxx..   100 +    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.20
WP
07.13
LAT
07.13
USAT
07.06
PW
07.14
Amz
(07.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.14)
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Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, early July

— posted Friday 11 July 2014 @ 1:28 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/

July 2014
Issue 62, cover art by Ashley Mackenzie
• Stories in this issue are by Laura Davy, Victor Fernando R. Ocampo, Gillian Conhan, and Benjanun Sriduangkaew. Additional eBook/subscriber exclusives are by Jon Singer, Roberta Trahan, and Michael J. Martinez.
• Poetry is by Melanie Rees, Anne Carly Abad, Rose Lemberg, and Neile Graham.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Victor Fernando R. Ocampo and Ashley Mackenzie, short fiction reviews by Charlotte Ashley, an essay on comics by Rachel Edidin, and an editorial by Sigrid Ellis.
• Lois Tilton reviews the issue here.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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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/

July 2014
Issue 151, cover art by Alex Ries
• This issue, posted July 10, has stories by Cat Rambo and Helen Marshall, plus the debut episode of new podcast The BCS Audio Valt.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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Clarkesworld

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

July 2014
Issue 94, cover art by Albert Urmanov
• Fiction in this issue is by Yoon Ha Lee, N.K. Jemisin, Juliette Wade, William Browning Spencer, and Chris Roberson.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Jeff VanderMeer, an article on tie-in novels, and two pieces by Susan E. Connolly about gender in genre fiction.
• Lois Tilton reviews the issue here.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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Galaxy’s Edge

• Bimonthly online SF ezine, beginning March 2013, edited by Mike Resnick
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://www.galaxysedge.com/

July 2014
• New and reprinted stories in this issue are by Kary English, Gardner Dozois, Andrea G. Stewart, Robert Sheckley, Laurie Tom, Lou J. Berger, Michael Swanwick, Lisa Tang Liu & Ken Liu, and Kay Kenyon.
• There’s also the third part of a serialization of L. Sprague de Camp’s novel Lest Darkness Fall.
• The interview is of Mercedes Lackey & Larry Dizon, and there are columns by Barry Malzberg, Greg Benford, and Paul Cook.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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GigaNotoSaurus

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

July 2014
• This month’s story is “Sixty Years in the Women’s Province”, by Benjanun Sriduangkaew.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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James Gunn’s Ad Astra

• SF and scholarly articles, since 2012; editors include Isaac Bell and Douglas McKinney
• Format: online
• Frequency: annual
http://adastra.ku.edu/

Issue 3, 2014
• This annual issue has short fiction by David Bowles, Hunter Liguore, Sean Monaghan, and Adrian Simmons.
• Poetry is by Changming Yuan, David Falkinburg, and Adele Gardner.
• Nonfiction, by Jean Asselin, is a lengthy theme -based online curriculum for the teaching of science fiction.
• Lois Tilton reviews the issue here.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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Kaleidotrope

• Semi-regular sf/f/h zine, since 2006, becoming electronic after Fall 2011; editor Fred Coppersmith
• Format: Print
• Frequency: 2-3/year
http://www.kaleidotrope.net/

Summer 2014
• This issue has stories by Preston Grassman, Karen Munro, Desmond Warzel, Angelle Haney Gullett, and Matthew Sanborn Smith.
• There’s also poetry by Folly Blaine and Jessica Meddows.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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Lightspeed

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

July 2014
Issue 50, cover art by Udara Chinthaka
• This issue has SF stories by Adam-Troy Castro, Jo Walton, Howard Waldrop, and Carrie Vaughn, and fantasy stories by Carmen Maria Machado, Theodora Goss, Matthew Huges, and Emma Bull.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Karl Schroeder and Richard Garriott.
• Exclusive ebook/print content includes stories and excerpts by Gene Wolfe, Hannu Rajamiemi, Adrian Cole, and Jason Gurley.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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Luna Station Quarterly

• SF by women authors, since ~2010; editory and publisher Jennifer Lyn Parsons
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://lunastationquarterly.com/

June 2014
Issue 18
• This issue of an online quarterly of speculative fiction by women has stories by Robin L. Martinez, Sandra Wickham, Chikodili Emelumadu, Nina Shepardson, Natasha Leullier, Penelope Schenk, Molly N. Moss & Shereen Marie Jensen, Christine Rains, Megan Neumann, and Nancy O’Toole.
• Lois Tilton reviews the issue here.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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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/

July-Sept 2014
Issue 1.1
• Featured content available online is a story by Jamie Killen and poems by Saira Ali and Jane Yolen.
• Other content available to subscribers included stories from Saira Ali and Virginia M. Mohlere and poetry from Geoffrey A. Landis, Gwynne Garfinkle, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Margo Lanagan, and Sonya Taaffe.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

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

June 2014
Issue 310, Vol. 26 No. 10, 32pp
• This special “Elder Figures of SF” issue features an review by Arthur D. Hlavaty the two Heinlein biographies by William H. Patterson, Jr., and a third volumne about Heinlein edited by Clareson & Sanders; and Michael Swanwick’s “Six Untitled Tales Written in Mark Twain’s Library”.
• There are reviews by Peter Rawlik, Aidan-Paul Canavan, Don Webb, and Jen Gunnels, plus essays and commentary by Richard L. Kellogg, Brian Stableford, Jen Gunnels, Michael Andre-Driussi, Mike Barrett, and Donald M. Hassler.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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Nightmare Magazine

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

July 2014
Issue 22, cover art by Galen Dara
• Stories this month are by Lane Robins, Dennis Etchsion, Mari Ness, and Tom Piccirilli.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Del Howison, and a column by Janice Gable Bashman.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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Quantum Muse

• Science fiction, fantasy and alternative stories and artwork, based on writers’ group submissions and critiques, since 1998; current lead editor Tim Goyette
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.quantummuse.com/

July 2014
Cover art by Todd Messegee
• This month’s stories are by Jeromy Henry, Andrew Booth, Harris Tobias, and Laura Beasley.
• There’s also flash fiction and an editorial by Michele Dutcher.

(Fri 11 Jul 2014)

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