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New Books, 26 July 2016

* Bauers, W. C. : Indomitable
(Tor 978-0-7653-7544-5, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466847309
The Chronicles of Promise Paen #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Unbreakable (2015), about a female space marine.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the book is “is packed to the gills with visceral action scenes and military jargon.”

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* Black, Levi : Red Right Hand
(Tor 978-0-7653-8248-1, $24.99, 304pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466887602

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a woman recruited by an Elder God at war with his fellows in a fight for humanity.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes that Black is a pseudonym for James R. Tuck, and that the book is set in the Cthulhu mythos.

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* Craft, Mahlon F., illustrated by Kinuko Craft : Beauty and the Beast
(HarperCollins 978-0060539191, $17.99, 32pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016

Children’s book, a retelling of the classic fairy-tale, with illustrations by Kinuko Craft.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.

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* Crouch, Blake : Dark Matter
(Crown 978-1-101-90422-0, $26.99, 352pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016

SF thriller about an abducted quantum physicist who wakes into an alternate universe.
• Crown’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Excellent characterization and well-crafted tension do much to redeem the outlandish plot of this SF thriller…”
• NPR interviewed Crouch last weekend.

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* Gladstone, Max : Four Roads Cross
(Tor 978-0-7653-7942-9, $27.99, 416pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466868410
Craft Sequence #5

Fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Three Parts Dead (2012), Two Serpents Rise (2013), Full Fathom Five (2014), and Last First Snow (2015), 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 for all four earlier books, a starred review: “Gladstone’s storytelling, worldbuilding, and character development are always singularly enjoyable, and that pleasure is enhanced here by the reunion with the richly drawn cast of his first sorcerous legal thriller. They, along with Gladstone’s writing, have grown, matured, and become even more interesting. This is a splendid continuation of a fascinating series.”

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* Merbeth, K. S. : Bite
(Orbit 978-0-316-30870-0, $9.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316308687
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478938453

Postapocalyptic SF novel, the author’s first novel, about Kid, a 16-year-old girl, who joins a band of raiders in a lawless world.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it a “gleeful postapocalyptic gore-fest”.

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* Nassise, Joseph : Urban Allies
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-239134-6, $16.99, 416pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062391353

Anthology of 10 original collaborative urban fantasy stories.
• Authors include Charlaine Harris & Christopher Golden, Carrie Vaughn & Diana Rowland, and Kelley Armstrong & Seanan McGuire.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The tales lean more toward the darker fantasy or horror end of the spectrum, making for an occasionally gory spectacle. Readers will undoubtedly get a kick out of seeing their favorite heroes solving cases together and will enjoy being introduced to new characters and settings.”

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* Palecek, Willow : City of Wolves
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-8975-6, $11.99, 112pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765387356

Historical fantsay novella, the author’s first book, about an Investigator for Hire and a lord whose body is found covered in bite marks.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Palecek smartly underplays the supernatural element and makes it feel integral to the setting … and the conclusion sets the stage nicely for future books.”

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* Sebold, Gaie : Sparrow Falling
(Solaris 978-1781083826, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jul 2016
Sparrow #2

SF steampunk novel, second in a series following Shanghai Sparrow (2014), about a spy/con-artist.
• Solaris’ site has this post about the book.

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Weekly Bestsellers, 25 July 2016

A new Star Wars novel by Chuck Wendig, Aftermath: Life Debt (Del Rey), debuts on four lists, ranking as high as #7 on the overall Publishers Weekly list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.31
WP
07.24
LAT
07.24
USAT
07.17
PW
07.25
Amz
(07.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.25)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 19 2 +1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, End of Watch 05.23.16 / 10 6 -1 6 + x 22 -3 6 -1 x xxx.. 63 +
Lore, United as One 07.11.16 / 3       84 -33 17 -6      
Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury 05.09.16 / 12 4 +3     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 44   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 89 -27
Mitchell, Slade House 11.02.15 / 15 xxx.. xxx.. 10 -3 xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 41     xxx.. x 12 -3 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 24           1 = 1 +2 1 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 43       xxx.. 15 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Wendig, Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt 07.25.16 / 1 9 ++ 9 ++   27 ++ 7 ++      
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 51 xxx..     xxx.. 13 -3 xxx..    
Yancey, The Last Star 06.06.16 / 8       75 -5 7 -4 xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.31
WP
07.24
LAT
07.24
USAT
07.17
PW
07.25
Amz
(07.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.25)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 224   xx   67 +7 xxx.. 34 -8 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 76 xxx.. xxx.. 11 + 130 +6   xxx..   x
King, Finders Keepers 04.04.16 / 16 xxx..   xxx 104 -17 xxx      
King, Mr. Mercedes [tpb] 12.08.14 / 22 xxx..     134 -29 xxx..   xxx..  
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 96     xxx.. 122 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 254 10 +1 xxx.. 5 +5 47 -14 xxx.. xxx.. 27 -7 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 99       50 +12   51 -2 xxx.. 11 -5
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 266   xxx..   107 +33   71 + 41 -7 x
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 60 xxx..   xxx.. 137 -41 xxx.. xxx..    
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 135 xxx..   14 -6 23 = xxx.. 77 -18 xxx.. 80 +
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK) 07.06.03 / 25             xx 3 +6
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               81 -10  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 140 +   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               38 +7  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 53 +20   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 31             60 -17 18 +5
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.31
WP
07.24
LAT
07.24
USAT
07.17
PW
07.25
Amz
(07.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.25)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Periodicals, 3rd week July 2016: Print Magazines

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/

September 2016
Vol. 136 No. 9, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by NASA
• This issue has a novella by Rajnar Vajra, novelettes by Suzanne Palmer, C. Stuart Hardwick, and Jacob A. Boyd, and short stories by Sarah Frost, Dave Creek, and W. Michael Beachy. There’s also a poem by Bruce Boston.
• The science article, by Edward M. Lerner, is part one about artificial intelligence.
• Departments include an “Alternate View” column by Richard A. Lovett, and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Thu 21 Jul 2016)

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Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

August 2016
Vol. 40 No. 8 (whole #487), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Kinuko Craft
• This issue has novelettes by Jason Sanford, Matthew Claxton, and Sandra McDonald, and short stories by Sean Monaghan, James Alan Gardner, Kathe Koja & Carther Scholz, and Sieren Damsgaard Ernst.
• Poetry is by Michael Meyerhofer, Robert Frazier, Andrew Paul Wood, and Ken Poyner.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams, about “women of wonder”; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, “The Software of Magic”; on “On the Net” column by James Patrick Kelly, “Thinking About Dinosaurs” and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering titles by Judith Merril, Allen Steele, China Mieville, and others.

(Thu 21 Jul 2016)

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Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet

• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled ‘an occasional outburst’; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
http://www.lcrw.net/lcrw/index.htm

July 2016
Issue 34, cover art by Kathleen Jennings
• This issue has fiction by Amanda Marbais, Marco Kaye, John Richard Saylor, Barbara A. Barnett, and Michelle Podsiedlik.
• Poetry is by Hazel Crowley, Stephen Burt, Molly Gloss, Holly Day, David W. Pritchard, Neile Graham, Anne Sheldon, and A.B. Robins.
• There is also a nonfiction piece by Nicole Kimberling, about cooking with pumpkins.

(Fri 22 Jul 2016)

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New Books, 19 July 2016

+ Allan, Nina : The Race
(Titan 978-1-78565-036-9, $14.95, 400pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016

First US edition (UK: Newcon, 2014)

Near future SF novel about a woman, involved in illegal smartdog racing, whose niece goes missing.
• Titan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Strong writing and the layering of realities gives the book a mental hook akin to the best alternative history fiction, and just chasing down the various meanings of the title will keep readers fascinated for hours.”
• The book was a finalist for several awards, including the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “For all its intricate narrative linkages and loopbacks, the novel presents us with a world which is thoroughly seductive and ominously credible, and a degree of narrative sophistication as impressive as anything I’ve seen in recent SF.”

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* Carriger, Gail : Imprudence
(Orbit 978-0316212212, $25, 368pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016
The Custard Protocol #2

Steampunk fantasy novel set in the Victorian London world of the author’s Parasol Protectorate series (Soulless (2009), etc.), second in a series following Prudence (2015).
• Hachette’s site has this description.

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* Ford, Jeffrey : A Natural History of Hell
(Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-118-0, $16, 256pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016

Collection of 13 stories.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with quotes from reviews, blurbs from Joyce Carol Oates and others, and the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Some stories are told in the modern era; others are set in unspecified periods. Each tale gently twists perceptions, diving down into the ordinary and coming back out with a thoughtful nugget of the extraordinary.”

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* Guran, Paula, ed. : The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2016 Edition
(Prime Books 978-1607014713, $19.95, 528pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016

Anthology of 30 dark fantasy and horror stories first published in 2015.
• Authors include Damien Angelica Walters, Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, Gemma Files, Ken Liu, Dale Bailey, and John Langan.
• Prime Books’ site has this description with the table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Jones, Carrie : Flying
(Tor Teen 978-0-7653-3657-6, $17.99, 256pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466828490
Flying #1

Young adult SF novel, first in a series, about an alien-hunting cheerleader.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Frequent twists and plentiful action keep the story moving briskly with only a few instances where disbelief needs to be suspended.”

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* Olson, Melissa F. : Nightshades
(Tor.Com 978-0765388506, $15.99, 208pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765388490

Short fantasy novel about an agent for the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations, tasked with investigating vampires.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Power, Stephen S. : The Dragon Round
(Simon & Schuster/Simon451 978-1-5011-3320-6, $26, 336pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781476794617
Dragon Round #1

Fantasy adventure novel, the author’s first novel, about a ship captain, marooned on a desert island, who finds a baby dragon.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Power adeptly mashes together Horatio Hornblower–style adventure with the art of training dragons and a hint of backstabbing treachery for a thoroughly enjoyable tale.”

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* Revis, Beth : A World Without You
(Penguin/Razorbill 978-1-59514-715-8, $17.99, 384pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101627846

Young adult fantasy novel about a boy suffering delusions he can travel through time.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The siblings’ perspectives capture the family’s daunting emotional, financial, and clinical challenges, conflicted feelings, and growing mutual compassion, creating a story that’s both heartbreaking and hopeful.”

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* Schultz, Jamie : Sacrifices
(Roc 978-0451467461, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698140936
Arcane Underworld #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Premonitions (2014) and Splintered (2015), about a team of thieves with paranormal powers.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Turtledove, Harry : Fallout
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-553-39073-5, $28, 432pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553390742
The Hot War #2

Alternate history novel, second in a series following Bombs Away (2015), set in the aftermath of World War II.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Readers can take one thing away from the whole shebang: war is hell.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 18 July 2016

— posted Monday 18 July 2016 @ 4:50 pm PDT

Ben H. Winters’ Underground Airlines (Mulholland), and alternate history novel that’s gotten publicity and a lot of reviews in the past couple weeks, cracks the New York Times fiction hardcover list at #20 this week.

Last week’s showing of a new edition of L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth was short-lived; it’s dropped off all lists this week.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.24
WP
07.10
LAT
07.17
USAT
07.10
PW
07.18
Amz
(07.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.18)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Caine, Paper and Fire 07.18.16 / 1 5 ++              
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 18 3 =   xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
King, End of Watch 05.23.16 / 9 5 -1 [ 4 ] 18 -9 19 -10 5 -2 100 = xxx x
Lore, United as One 07.11.16 / 2       51 ++ 11 -10      
Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury 05.09.16 / 11 7 -3     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 43     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 62 -21
Mitchell, Slade House 11.02.15 / 14 xxx..   7 + xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 40     xxx.. 150 -4 9 +3 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 23           1 = 3 +1 1 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 31             xxx.. 51 -17
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 42       xxx.. 13 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Wendig, Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens 09.07.15 / 11 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 73 +
Winters, Underground Airlines 07.18.16 / 1 20 ++              
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 50 xxx..     xxx.. 10 = xxx..    
Yancey, The Last Star 06.06.16 / 7       70 -17 3 = xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.24
WP
07.10
LAT
07.17
USAT
07.10
PW
07.18
Amz
(07.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.18)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 223   [ 10 ]   74 +15 xxx.. 26 +4 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 75 xxx..   xxx.. 136 +6   xxx..   52 +
King, Finders Keepers 04.04.16 / 15 xxx   xx 87 -13 xx      
King, Mr. Mercedes [tpb] 12.08.14 / 21 xxx..     105 -27 xxx..   xxx..  
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 253 11 -3   10 -1 33 -15 xxx.. xxx 20 -3 xxx..
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 30             31 + xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 98       62 -23   49 -28 xxx.. 6 -2
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 265       140 -30   x 34 +25 76 -15
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 59 xxx..   xxx.. 96 -10 xxx.. xxx..    
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 134 xxx..   8 +4 23 +1 xxx.. 59 +2 xxx.. x
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK) 07.06.03 / 24             x 9 +11
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               71 +19  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               45 -7  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 73 -14   xxx    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 30             43 +15 23 -9
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 16 xxx..             78 +
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.24
WP
07.10
LAT
07.17
USAT
07.10
PW
07.18
Amz
(07.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.18)
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

New in Paperback, July 2016

— posted Saturday 16 July 2016 @ 11:06 am PDT

Bear, Greg : Killing Titan
(Orbit 9780316223980, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
War Dogs #2

(First edition: Orbit, October 2015)

Near-future SF novel, second in a series following War Dogs (2014), about an interstellar war whose alien protagonists have come to Earth and Mars.
• Hachette’s site has a description.

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Beaulieu, Bradley P. : Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
(DAW 978-0756412586, $18, 592pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
The Song of Shattered Sands #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, set in a great desert city rules by twelve immortal kings.
• Penguin’s site has this description with blurbs from Robin Hobb, Glen Cook, and many others.
• The next book in the series, Of Sand and Malice Made, is due in September.

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Blake, E. C. : Faces
(DAW 978-0756409401, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
The Masks of Aygrima #3

(First edition: DAW, July 2015)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Masks (2013) and Shadows (2014), in which the Autarchy of Aygrima has been cut off from its overseas trading partners.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Butcher, Jim : The Aeronaut’s Windlass
(Roc 978-0451466815, $9.99, 768pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
The Cinder Spires #1

(First edition: Roc, September 2015)

Steampunk fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a world where humanity is protected by aristocratics living in miles-high spires.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The novel is currently a Hugo Award finalist.

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Chambers, Becky : The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
(Harper Voyager 978-0062444134, $15, 464pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
Wayfarers #1

(First edition: HarperVoyager, July 2015)

Humorous space opera novel, first of a series, about a young woman who joins the crew of an aging starship.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The book was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke, British Fantasy, and Kitchies awards.

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Cho, Zen : Sorcerer to the Crown
(Ace 978-0425283400, $15, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Sorcerer Royal #1

(First edition: Ace, September 2015)

Fantasy novel, first book in a series and the author’s first novel, about the Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, an organization that has let England’s magical proficiency to slowly dry up.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview funtion.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Despite its shrewd handling of heavy topics of race and gender, Sorcerer to the Crown – apparently the first in a trilogy – never quite explores the darker side of magic that lends power in, say, the works of Susanna Clarke or Tim Powers, and the tone is sharply witty throughout – closer, perhaps, to Pratchett or Wodehouse than to Jane Austen.”

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Forstchen, William R. : One Year After
(Forge 978-0765376718, $9.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 18 Jun 2016

(First edition: Forge, September 2015)

SF thriller, sequel to One Second After (2009), about the effects on the US of EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) weapons.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Gratz, Alan : The Dragon Lantern
(Tor/Starscape 978-0765338266, $9.99, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
League of Seven #2

(First edition: Tor/Starscape, June 2015)

Middle-grade steampunk adventure novel, second in a series following The League of Seven (2014), set in an alternate 1875 America. Illustrations are by Brett Helquist.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The third book, The Monster War, was just published in hardcover.

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Greenwood, Ed : The Iron Assassin
(Tor 978-0765338471, $15, 320pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016

(First edition: Tor, June 2015)

Alternate history steampunk novel set in a non-Victorian London, about an inventor who creates a clockwork-enhanced corpse he calls the ‘Iron Assassin’.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Maguire, Gregory : After Alice
(Harpercollins/Morrow 978-0060859749, $15.99, 304pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016

(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, October 2015)

Fantasy novel in which Alice’s friend Ada also tumbles down the rabbit-hole.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.

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Martinez, Michael J. : The Venusian Gambit
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-860-6, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Daedalus #3

(First edition: Skyhorse/Night Shade, May 2015)

SF/fantasy novel, third in a series following The Daedalus Incident (2013) and The Enceladus Crisis (2014), about a 22nd century manned mission across a solar system where a transdimensional rift links to 19th-century Earth.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.

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Stross, Charles : The Annihilation Score
(Ace 978-0425281185, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Laundry Files #6

(First edition: Ace, July 2015)

Fantasy novel, sixth in the author’s “Laundry Files” sequence following The Atrocity Archives (2004), The Jennifer Morgue (2006), The Fuller Memorandum (2010), The Apocalypose Codex (2012), and The Rhesus Chart (2014), about British secret service agent Bob Howard battling Lovecraftian horrors.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Category: New in Paperback

Classics in Reprint, July 2016

— posted Friday 15 July 2016 @ 5:01 pm PDT

* Bova, Ben : The Best of Bova, Vol. 2
(Baen 978-1-4767-8159-4, $16, 432pp, trade paperback, July 2016, cover art Adam Burn)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-510-6

Collection of stories, the second volume of three, from across Bova’s career.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Guran, Paula, ed. : Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-838-5, $15.99, 536pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016

Anthology of 30 stories of fairy-tale retellings.
• Authors include Tanith Lee, Gene Wolfe, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Margo Lanagan, Neil Gaiman, Gardner dozois, Ken Liu, and Jeff VanderMeer.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with the table of contents.

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* Reynolds, Alastair, edited by Jonathan Strahan & William Schafer : Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-766-0, $45, 784pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 30 Jun 2016

Anthology of 18 stories from across Reynolds’ career.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “When Reynolds resorts to twist endings, the final revelations are logical and never gimmicky, serving a larger purpose than simply causing shock or surprise. Readers will greatly appreciate the breadth and variety of this deeply enjoyable collection.”
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: ” This collection should stand as a cornerstone of the contemporary SF edifice, showing us exactly how to elegantly fuse those separate but overlapping magisteria.”

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* Simak, Clifford D. : Earth for Inspiration and other stories
(Open Road B01FGVUVX8, $7.99, 309pp, ebk, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
• SF Encyclopedia: Clifford D. Simak

Collection of 11 stories, including the classic “Desertion”.
• This is the ninth volume in Open Road’s “complete short fiction” of Simak, that began last year. Open Media’s site has this description.
• Fourth volume Grotto of the Dancing Deer was listed here in March, with links to earlier volumes; subsequent volumes were No Life of Their Own, New Folks’ Home, A Death in the House, and Good Night, Mr. James.

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* VanderMeer, Ann, & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. : The Big Book of Science Fiction
(Random House/Vintage 978-1-101-91009-2, $25, 31+1178pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101910108

Massive retrospective anthology of 105 SF stories, with an emphasis on including non-English language writers.
• Authors include H.G. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Jorge Luis Borges, Clifford D. Simak (“Desertion”, noted above), Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, R.A. Lafferty, Frederik Pohl, Samuel R. Delany, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree Jr., George R.R. Martin, William Gibson, Angelica Gorodischer, Michael Moorcock, Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe, Kim Stanley Robinson, Leena Krohn, Robert Reed, Cixin Liu, Ted Chiang — and many others.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt of the introduction.
Publishers Weekly gives it starred review: “The VanderMeers, longtime SF/F editors, provide a critical survey of the field as well as incisive biographies of the contributors. The book is dedicated to the late Judith Merril, one of SF’s most highly regarded anthologists, and it is a worthy homage to her enshrinement of genre excellence.”

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New Books, 12 July 2016

* Bakker, R. Scott : The Great Ordeal
(Overlook Press 978-1-4683-0169-4, $28.95, 512pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Aspect Emperor #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following The Judging Eye (2009) and The White-Luck Warrior (2010).
• Overlook’s site has this description.

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* Chu, Wesley : Time Siege
(Tor 978-0-7653-7754-8, $25.99, 432pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466856028
Time Salvager #2

SF novel, sequel to Time Salvager (2015), about a time traveler from the future trying to save his ravaged Earth.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The story’s intricate plotting, breathtaking battles, and hefty doses of cruelty, betrayal, sacrifice, courage, and hope culminate in a cliff-hanger that will leave readers longing for the next installment.””

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+ Das, Indra : The Devourers
(Del Rey 978-1-101-96751-5, $26, 320pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101967522
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780451483249

First US edition (us: Penguin India, 2015)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a college professor’s encounter with a mysterious stranger who recounts tales of an ancient race of people.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Das’s brutal, intoxicating, and gorgeously visceral debut merges an often mythic sensibility with an appreciation for the coarse beauty of the everyday.””

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* Davidson, Rjurik : The Stars Askew
(Tor 978-0765329899, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429945127
Caeli-Amur #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Unwrapped Sky (2014), set in a new age in the city of Caeli-Amur.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Readers who enjoy the mix of outré technology and body-warped beings in China Miéville’s Bas-Lag novels will appreciate Davidson’s work, though Davidson makes it easier to distinguish between good guys and bad guys.””

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* Gratz, Alan : The Monster War
(Tor/Starscape 978-0765338242, $17.99, 336pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466838529
League of Seven #3

Middle-grade steampunk adventure novel, third in a series following The League of Seven (2014), and The Dragon Lantern, set in an alternate 1875 America. Illustrations are by Brett Helquist.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Haley, Guy : The Ghoul King
(Tor.com 978-1-4668-9198-2, $14.99, 07+176pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466891982
Dreaming Cities #2

Post-apocalyptic SF novel, second in a series following The Emperor’s Railroad (Apr. 2016), about far-future feudal societies.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Haley further illuminates the damaged world of the Dreaming Cities and the ancient forces that continue to influence human activities. Fans of dark secrets and postapocalyptic adventure will be eager for the next chapter in Quinn’s story.””

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* Henry, Christina : Red Queen
(Ace 978-0425266809, $15, 304pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101618196
Alice #2

Fantasy novel, sequel to Alice (2015), inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Kane, Paul : Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell
(Solaris 978-1781084557, $9.99, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016

Sherlock Holmes novel set in the world of Cliver Barker’s Hellraiser series, concerning the Cenobites, servants of hell.
• Solaris’ site has this post about the book.

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* Lain, Douglas, ed. : Deserts of Fire: Speculative Fiction and the Modern War
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-852-1, $15.99, 372pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016

Anthology of 21 original and reprinted stories inspired by recent US wars.
• Reprinted authors include Norman Spinrad and Kate Wilhelm; original stories are by Ken Liu, Linda Nagata, and Tim Pratt.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “In his introductory notes, Lain sometimes overexplains what the stories are ‘about,’ but his selections prove that the best speculative fiction, no matter how futuristic, is always about the here and now.””

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* Levine, David D. : Arabella of Mars
(Tor 978-0-7653-8281-8, $25.99, 352pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466889491
The Adventures of Arabella Ashby #1

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.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Arabella is a fully realized character, daring and willing to risk everything to protect the brother she loves and the legacy that her father has left them. Her wits and cleverness save the ship and crew more than once in this rousing swashbuckler.””
• Paul Di Filippo will have a review for Locus Online later this month.

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* MacNaughton, Laurence : It Happened One Doomsday
(Pyr 978-1-63388-187-7, $18, 280pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Conspiracy of Angels #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series, about an amateur magicians in a world in which a handful of powerful sorcerers fight the forces of darkness.
• Pyr’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The quest to save the world is tinged with romance and takes some predictable turns along with the odd unexpected twist. The story relies heavily on fast-paced car chases and adventure. MacNaughton has created a strong foundation for a fascinating series where anything is possible and everything has a cost.””

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* Strahan, Jonathan, ed. : Drowned Worlds
(Solaris 9781781084519, $14.99, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016

Anthology of 15 (mostly) original stories, subtitled “Tales from the Anthropocene and Beyong”, inspired by J.G. Ballard’s The Drowned World.
• Authors include Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Lavie Tidhar, Jeffrey Ford, and Kim Stanley Robinson.
• Strahan has this post with the table of contents.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “For all the recurring iconic images that populate Drowned Worlds, each story manages to become its own human-scale drama, evoking at its best not only a profound sense of loss, but a sort of cultural and global PTSD that may be getting pretty close to inevitable.””

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+ Taylor, Jodi : A Symphony of Echoes
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-869-9, $12.99, 310pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
The Chronicles of St. Mary’s #2

SF novel, second in a series following Just One Damned Thing After Another (June 2016), about time-traveling historians from St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research.
• The UK edition was published in August 2015.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a starred review: “”The humor is plentiful, but the comic situations aren’t overly exaggerated. Max’s world is depicted in lush detail, mixed with appropriately interesting historical tidbits. U.S. readers will be impatient for later installments to make their way across the Atlantic.””

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* Walton, Jo : Necessity
(Tor 978-0-7653-7902-3, $25.99, 336pp, hardcover, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466865709
Thessaly #3

SF novel, third in a trilogy following The Just City (Jan. 2015) and The Philosopher Kings (June 2015), about a city founded on the ideas of Plato’s Republic and populated by children and adult teachers from across history.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it “an adequately satisfying conclusion”” to the trilogy.

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* Weisman, Jacob, ed. : Invaders
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-210-4, $16.95, 368pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016

Anthology, subtitled “22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature”, of SF stories by authors not usually associated with the genre.
• Authors include Junot Diaz, George Saunders, Robert Olen Butler, W.P. Kinsella, and Jonathan Lethem.
• Tachyon’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This volume is a treasure trove of stories that draw equally from SF and literary fiction, and they are superlative in either context.””

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 11 July 2016

A new edition of L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth ranks #1 this week on Publishers Weekly‘s trade paperback list, while the hardcover edition is shown ranking #14 on the combined USA Today list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.17
WP
07.10
LAT
07.10
USAT
07.03
PW
07.11
Amz
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UK:
Amz UK
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Canada:
Amz.ca
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Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 17 3 -2   xxx.. xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
DeLillo, Zero K 05.09.16 / 8 xxx.. xxx.. 20 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Hubbard, Battlefield Earth 06.27.16 / 2       14 +        
King, End of Watch 05.23.16 / 8 4 -3 4 -2 9 = 9 -6 3 -2 100 -54 xx 84 -59
Lore, United as One 07.11.16 / 1         1 ++      
Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury 05.09.16 / 10 4 -1     xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 10.05.15 / 18 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x 57 +41
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 42   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 41 +13
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 39     xxx.. 146 + 12 -2 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 22           1 = 4 +1 1 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 30             xxx.. 34 +62
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 41       xxx.. 15 -4 xxx xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 49 xxx..     xxx 10 -1 xxx..    
Yancey, The Last Star 06.06.16 / 6       53 -10 3 -2 xxx    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.17
WP
07.10
LAT
07.10
USAT
07.03
PW
07.11
Amz
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UK:
Amz UK
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Canada:
Amz.ca
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Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 222   10 =   89 +14 xxx.. 30 -3 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 74 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 142 -15   xxx..   xxx..
Forstchen, One Year After 07.11.16 / 1 12 ++       23 ++      
Hubbard, Battlefield Earth [tpb] 07.11.16 / 1         1 ++      
King, Finders Keepers 04.04.16 / 14 xx   x 74 -15 x      
King, Mr. Mercedes [tpb] 12.08.14 / 20 xxx..     78 -13 xxx..   xxx..  
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 252 8 + xxx.. 9 = 18 +39 xxx.. xx 17 -1 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 97       39 +98   21 -5 xxx.. 4 -1
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 264   xxx..   110 +13   63 +10 59 +14 61 +
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 58 xxx..   xxx.. 86 +28 xxx.. xxx..    
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 133 xxx..   12 +1 24 -4 xxx.. 61 = xxx.. 63 +
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK) 07.06.03 / 23             40 = 20 -1
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               90 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               38 +9  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 59 -6   xx    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 29             58 -8 14 +3
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.17
WP
07.10
LAT
07.10
USAT
07.03
PW
07.11
Amz
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UK:
Amz UK
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Canada:
Amz.ca
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This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Periodicals, second week July 2016

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 2016
Issue 86, cover art by Sunny Ray
• This issue has stories by Jennifer Giesbrecht, Christopher Shultz, and C.S.E. Cooney
• Poetry is by David Jibson, Rodney Gomez, Jon Olsen, and Chris Phillips.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Jennifer Giesbrecht, Andrew Fazekas, and Sunny Ray.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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Aphelion

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

July 2016
Issue 207
• This issue has a long fiction by David Ulnar-Slew and short stories by Ioana Visan, Benjamin Sonnek, C.E. Gee, Simon Jones, Stephen Faulkner, Paul Lubaczewski, and Roderick D. Turner.
• There’s also flash fiction, poetry, and an editorial.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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Forever

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

July 2016
Issue 18, $1.99, cover art by Ron Guyatt
• This issue has reprint stories by Elizabeth Bear, Ken MacLeod, and Gwyneth Jones.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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Intergalactic Medicine Show

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

July 2016
Issue 51, cover art by Nick Greenwood
• Stories in this issue are by Stewart C Baker, Shane Halbach, Andrew Neil Gray, Aimee Picchi, Kat Otis, and Rachael K. Jones.
• There’s also vintage fiction, and essay, and an interview by Kameron Hurley.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

• Nonfiction, peer-reviewed journal from the Museum of Science Fiction, managing editor Monica Louzon; since January 2016
• Format: Electronic
• Frequency: three/year
http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi

May 2016
Cover art by Thomas Stoop
• Second issue of the new peer-reviewed nonfiction journal published by the Museum of Science Fiction, dated May 31, 2016. (The first issue appeared in January.) Each item is available in PDF, EPUB, and html formats.
• This issue has articles by Mariano Martin Rodriguez, David Christopher, Joseph Hurtgen, Ruzbeh Babaee, Melanie A. Marotta, on topics including the works of Alfonso Martínez Rizo, Ray Bradbury, M.R. Carey; Soviet SF; and current YA Afrofuturism.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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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 2016
Cover art by Lissanne Lake
• July content just posted are a story by Suzanne J. Willis, and poetry by Lynette Mejía and Christina Sng.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

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

May 2016
Issue 333, Vol. 28 No. 9, 32pp
• This special “Medical Fantasies” issue features the sixth essay by Christopher S. Kovacs and Susan M. MacDonald about medical myths and errors in genre fiction, and Mike Barrett on Ballantine’s Adult Fantasy series.
• Other essays are by Sarah Yoon, about Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness; and Brian Stableford, on Régis Messac. Mack Hassler contributes a “Quark Sonnet.”
• There are reviews by Arthur D. Hlavaty on the recent nonfiction collection by Judith Merrill, and Joe Milicia on a book about SF films.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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The Dark

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

July 2016
Issue 14
• This issue has original stories by Carrie Laben and A.C. Wise, and reprinted stories by Seanan McGuire and Steve Duffy.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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Uncanny

• Magazine of SF and fantasy, since 2014; edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://uncannymagazine.com/

July/August 2016
Issue 11, cover art by Antonio Javier Caparo
• This issue has original fiction by Aliette de Bodard, Sabrina Vourvoulias, Caroline M. Yoachim, Catherynne M. Valente, and Isabel Yap, and reprint fiction by Kelly Link.
• Poetry is by Jessica P. Wick, Ali Trotta, and Bryan Thao Worra.
• There are also interviews with Sabrina Vourvoulias and Sarah Kuhn, and essays by Sarah Kuhn, Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky, Sigrid Ellis, and Kelly McCullough.

(Sat 9 Jul 2016)

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