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Weekly Bestsellers, 22 May 2017

Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Fate (Del Rey), third in her Fitz and the Fool trilogy, debuts on three lists, ranking #15 or #16 at New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly.

Also debuting, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadmen Walking (Tor), on two lists.

Amazon.com debuts Amazon Charts, weekly lists of most sold and most read — the latter ranked by daily Kindle readers and Audible listeners — fiction and nonfiction books.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.28
WP
05.21
LAT
05.21
USAT
05.14
PW
05.22
Amz
(05.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.22)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Clare, Lord of Shadows 05.22.17 / 1           19 ++ 31 ++ 17 ++
Gaiman, Norse Mythology 02.06.17 / 16 x x 11 -9 139 -15 19 -6 xx xxx.. xxx..
Hamid, Exit West 03.20.17 / 8 xxx.. xxx.. 17 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Hobb, Assassin’s Fate 05.22.17 / 1 15 ++     16 ++ 16 ++      
Kenyon, Deadmen Walking 05.22.17 / 1       36 ++ 17 ++      
King/Chizmar, Gwendy’s Button Box 05.22.17 / 1           39 ++   95 ++
Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin 05.01.17 / 4       30 -27 x x 84 -11 97 +
Roth, Carve the Mark 01.30.17 / 17 6 -1     xxx.. xxx..      
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 67     10 +5 81 +46 x xxx.. 89 -28 xxx..
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 14 xxx.. xxx.. 3 +3 xxx.. xx xxx..   xxx..
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 42 x x 7 +3 83 +35 20 -4 xxx..   xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.28
WP
05.21
LAT
05.21
USAT
05.14
PW
05.22
Amz
(05.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.22)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 14             16 +22 2 +1
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 19 1 = 1 = 1 = 4 +4 7 = 3 +2   xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 244   xxx..   131 + xxx.. 98 + xxx.. xxx..
Eggers, The Circle [tpb] 05.05.14 / 24 x x xxx.. 98 -37   xxx    
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 23     9 +2 21 -5 24 -2 69 -22 83 -29 xxx..
King, End of Watch 04.10.17 / 7     x 142 + 9 =      
King, It 04.03.17 / 8     12 ++ 61 +25   x xxx.. xx
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 11 xxx..     54 -28        
Orwell, Animal Farm 07.20.03 / 53   xxx..   xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 91 +
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 302   xxx.. 4 +11 102 +   64 +18 x 37 -12
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 145 +2   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 73             xx 26 +9
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.28
WP
05.21
LAT
05.21
USAT
05.14
PW
05.22
Amz
(05.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.22)
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, mid-May 2017

Aphelion

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

May 2017
Issue 217
• This issue has fiction by Richie Billing, A.M.J. Lawrence, Rebecca Mix, Walter G. Esselman, Daniel C. Smith, and others.
• There’s also flash fiction, poetry, and an editorial, plus links to more of the best stories and poetry from the ‘zine’s first 20 years.

(Sun 21 May 2017)

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Aurealis

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

Issue 100, 2017
• This 100th issue has stories by David Tansey, Michael Pryor, Dirk Strasser, Geoffrey Maloney, Terry Dowling, Alex Isle, Stephen Higgins, and Rebecca Birch.
• Nonfiction includes Terry Wood on robotics and an interview with Dirk Strasser.

(Sun 21 May 2017)

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The Dark

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

May 2017
Issue 24
• This issue has new stories by A.M. Muffaz and Eliza Victoria, and reprints by Samantha Henderson and Damien Angelica Walters.

(Sun 21 May 2017)

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New Books : 16 May 2017

* Campbell, Jack : Vanguard
(Ace 978-1-101-98834-3, $27, 336pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101988350
The Genesis Fleet #1

Military SF novel, first in a new series related to his “Lost Fleet” series, about the founding of the Alliance.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Campbell’s skillfully constructed tale keeps a riveting pace, making each character’s personal stakes into fundamental threads woven into a high-energy whole.”

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* Czerneda, Julie E., ed. : Nebula Awards Showcase 2017
(Prometheus/Pyr 978-1-63388-271-3, $18, 336pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017

Anthology of stories and novel excerpts from winners and nominees of the Nebula Awards given in 2016 for works published in 2015.
• Contents include short fiction winners by Alyssa Wong, Sarah Pinsker, and Nnedi Okorafor; an excerpt from the winning novel by Naomi Novik; an excerpt from the Norton winning novel by Fran Wilde; and other works by Amal El-Mohtar, Naomi Kritzer, David D. Levine, Sam J. Miller, Martin L. Shoemaker, Charles E. Gannon, and others.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review.

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* Golden, Christopher, ed. : Dark Cities
(Titan 978-1785655791, $22.95, 400pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017

Anthology of 19 original horror stories.
• Authors include tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, Paul Tremblay, Ramsey Campbell, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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* MacLeod, Bracken : 13 Views of the Suicide Woods
(ChiZine 978-1-77148-411-4, $17.99, 280pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771484121

Collection of 19 stories, including the title story.
• ChiZine’s site has this description, with blurbs by Christopher Golden, Paul Tremblay, and others.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “MacLeod’s prose is rich in detail, adding depth and color to each tale, whether a vignette or a longer piece.”

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* Rossi, Veronica : Seeker
(Tor Teen 978-0765382566, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1466887800
Riders #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series following Riders (2016), about a young Army Ranger who survives death and becomes one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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* Smale, Alan : Eagle and Empire
(Del Rey 978-0-8041-7726-9, $30, 560pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780804177276
Clash of Eagles #3

Alternate history novel, third in a trilogy following Clash of Eagles (2015) and Eagle in Exile (2106), in which the Roman Empire discovers North America in 1218 A.D.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Smale’s hard-hitting and satisfying conclusion will be a must for his readers, as the trilogy will be for any fan of alternate history.”

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* Turner, Megan Whalen : Thick as Thieves
(HarperCollins/Greenwillow 978-0062568243, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062568274
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062679888
Queen’s Thief #5

Young adult fantasy novel, fifth in a series following The Thief (1996), The Queen of Attolia (2000), The King of Attolia (2006), and A Conspiracy of Kings (2010), about the thief Eugenides.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Although this immersive treat is billed as a standalone, those who have read the previous books in the series will get the most from it, as Turner fills out and enriches the expansive canvas on which she stitches her epic tale.”

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* Wallace, Matt : Greedy Pigs
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9320-3, $15.99, 192pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-7653-9319-7
A Sin du Jour Affair #5

Fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Envy of Angels (2015), Lustlocked (Jan. 2016), Pride’s Spell (Jun. 2016), and Idle Ingredients (Feb. 2017), about a New York catering firm for the supernatural community.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Wallace’s imagination is boundless, and his wryly funny storytelling manages to be heartfelt and completely gonzo at the same time.”

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Weekly Bestsellers, 15 May 2017

Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Wings and Ruin (Bloomsbury), third in the YA fantasy series that began with A Court of Thorns and Roses, debuts prominently on two lists: #2 on the Publishers Weekly Children’s Frontlist Fiction list, and #3 on the combined USA Today list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.21
WP
05.14
LAT
05.14
USAT
05.07
PW
05.15
Amz
(05.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.15)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 8         25 -3      
Chabon, Moonglow 12.05.16 / 19 xxx.. xxx.. 18 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Gaiman, Norse Mythology 02.06.17 / 15 14 -5 9 -3 2 +3 124 -27 13 -2 x xxx.. xxx..
Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury 05.09.16 / 23 xxx..     137 + xxx..     xxx..
Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin 05.01.17 / 3       3 +67 2 ++ 76 -42 73 -46 x
Revis, Star Wars: Rebel Rising 05.15.17 / 1 2 ++       14 ++      
Roth, Carve the Mark 01.30.17 / 16 5 +1     xxx.. xxx..      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 8       xxx 16 -4      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 8             xxx xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay 10.31.16 / 29     xxx.. xxx.. 24 -7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 66     15 -3 127 + 12 -1 xxx.. 61 +5 xxx..
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 13 xxx.. xxx.. 6 -4 xxx.. x xxx..   xxx..
Scalzi, The Collapsing Empire 04.03.17 / 3     8 = xxx.. xxx..      
VanderMeer, Borne 05.15.17 / 1         20 ++      
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 41 15 -2 10 -5 10 -7 118 -46 16 -3 xxx   xxx..
Zahn, Star Wars: Thrawn 04.10.17 / 6 x xx   145 -52 22 -2 xxx..   xxx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.21
WP
05.14
LAT
05.14
USAT
05.07
PW
05.15
Amz
(05.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.15)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 13             38 -18 3 =
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 18 1 = 1 = 1 +1 8 -3 7 +1 5 -1   xxx..
Eggers, The Circle [tpb] 05.05.14 / 23 10 -1 10 -2 xxx.. 61 -14   xx    
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 22     11 +2 16 +15 22 ++ 47 -4 54 -4 xxx..
Hunter, Cold Reign 05.15.17 / 1       29 ++        
King, End of Watch 04.10.17 / 6     13 + x 9 -2      
King, It 04.03.17 / 7       86 -20   73 +1 xxx.. x
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 10 xxx..     26 +        
King, The Gunslinger [tpb] 05.08.17 / 2           89 -51    
Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses [tpb] 05.16.16 / 9 xxx..     51 ++ xxx..      
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 301   xxx.. 15 -11 x   82 -1 96 -52 25 -2
Riggs, Library of Souls [tpb] 04.24.17 / 4       xxx 19 -9      
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 147 +   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 72             x 35 +19
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.21
WP
05.14
LAT
05.14
USAT
05.07
PW
05.15
Amz
(05.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.15)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

New in Paperback, May 2017

Andrews, Ilona : Magic Binds
(Ace 978-0425270707, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Kate Daniels #9

(First edition: Ace, September 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, ninth in the “Kate Daniels” series following Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds (2010), Magic Slays (2011), Magic Rises (2012), Magic Breaks (2014), and Magic Shifts (2015), about a female mercenary in a magical Atlanta.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Bear, Greg : Take Back the Sky
(Orbit 978-0316223959, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
War Dogs #3

(First edition: Orbit, December 2016)

Near-future SF novel, third in a trilogy following War Dogs (2014) and Killing Titan (2015), about an interstellar war whose alien protagonists have come to Earth and Mars.
• Hachette’s site has a description.
• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Coe, David B. : Shadow’s Blade
(Baen 978-1481482424, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
Case Files of Justis Fearsson #3

(First edition: Baen, May 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Spell Blind (Jan. 2015) and His Father’s Eyes (July 2015), about an Arizona private detective who uses magic in his hunt for a serial killer.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Crouch, Blake : Dark Matter
(Broadway 978-1101904244, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017

(First edition: Crown, July 2016)

SF thriller about an abducted quantum physicist who wakes into an alternate universe.
• Crown’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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DeLillo, Don : Zero K
(Scribner 978-1501138072, $16, 288pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017

(First edition: Simon & Schuster/Scribner, May 2016)

Literary SF novel about a billionaire who invests in technologies to conquer death.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Gaiman, Neil : The View from the Cheap Seats
(Morrow 978-0062262271, $17.99, 544pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017

(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, June 2016)

Collection of nonfiction essays.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with excerpts.
• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Green, Simon R. : Dr. DOA
(Ace 978-0451476944, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Secret Histories #10

(First edition: Roc, June 2016)

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

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Kay, Guy Gavriel : Children of Earth and Sky
(Berkley 978-0451472977, $17, 592pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017

(First edition: Penguin/NAL, May 2016)

Historical fantasy novel set in a world inspired by Renaissance Europe.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Kay builds a convincingly human answer to the paradox that has long made the Renaissance so hypnotic, so alien, and familiar with its juxtaposition of crude brutality and magnificent beauty, of high manners and low betrayals, of emerging technology and stark primitivism.”
• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Lockwood, Todd : The Summer Dragon
(DAW 978-0756413125, $16, 512pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Evertide #1

(First edition: DAW, May 2016)

Fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about a family that raises dragons for the political war machine.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.

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Maas, Sarah J. : A Court of Mist and Fury
(Bloomsbury 978-1619635197, $10.99, 656pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Court of Thorns and Roses #2

(First edition: Bloomsbury, May 2016)

Young adult fantasy novel, second book in a series following A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015), about a 19-year-old huntress, Feyre, who is abducted to the world of immortal faeries.
• Bloomsbury’s site has this description with a Google preview.

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Niven, Larry, & Steven Barnes : The Seascape Tattoo
(Tor 978-0765378743, $8.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017

(First edition: Tor, June 2016)

Fantasy novel about a Swordsman and a Sorcerer in perpetual mortal combat.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Ryan, Anthony : The Waking Fire
(Ace 978-1101987872, $18, 592pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
The Draconis Memoria #1

(First edition: Ace, July 2016)

Fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a trading syndicate that deals in the blood of drakes, a species now weakening.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books : 9 May 2017

— posted Tuesday 9 May 2017 @ 3:08 pm PDT

* Benford, Gregory : The Berlin Project
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-8764-1, $26.99, 480pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481487665

Alternate history SF novel in which the atom bomb is ready by 1944, in time to stop Hitler.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Diagrams help illustrate the scientific concepts involved, and the story line is laced with stranger-than-fiction facts, such as the national security apparatus’s concerns that stories in the magazine Astounding Science Fiction were based on leaks of classified information.”

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+ Hardinge, Frances : A Face Like Glass
(Abrams/Amulet 978-1419724848, $19.95, 496pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B01MAXR63J

First US edition (UK: Macmillan, May 2012)

Young adult fantasy novel set in an underground city where people’s faces are blank, and expressions must be learned.
• Abrams’ site has this description with quotes from reviews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Hardinge’s characteristically lush and sophisticated language will entrance readers, and she makes wonderful use of her singular setting and wildly eccentric cast to pose haunting questions about reality, artifice, and the things we attempt to conceal.”

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* Hobb, Robin : Assassin’s Fate
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-553-39295-1, $32, 864pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553392975
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781101912812
Fitz and the Fool #3

Fantasy novel, third book in a trilogy following Fool’s Assassin (2014) and Fool’s Quest (2015), about two characters from her earlier novels, FitzChivalry Farseer and the Fool.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Hobb’s exquisitely drawn characters, fast-paced plotting, and enthralling prose beguile readers through a blockbuster of an ending for this trilogy and for the overarching series.”

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* Kenyon, Sherrilyn : Deadmen Walking
(Tor 978-0-7653-8568-0, $27.99, 384pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765385697
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427287199
Deadman’s Cross #1

Historical fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a dark warlord commanding a ship of Deadmen on a mission to keep the damned at bay.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This piratical tale is very heavily front-loaded with worldbuilding information, including a panoply of pantheons, but there’s still room for swashbuckling, death, glory, and just the tiniest hint of romance.”

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* Khaw, Cassandra : Food of the Gods
(Abaddon 978-1-78108-519-6, $15, 320pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
Rupert Wong #-

Fantasy novel, combination of two previously published ebook novellas, Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (2015) and Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth, about a chef in Chinese Hell.
• Rebellion’s site has this post about the book.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This amazing book is perfect for foodies, readers of modernized mythology and light supernaturals, and fans of the smart, underpowered survivor who wins in the face of cosmic might and mundane brawn.”
• Liz Bourke reviews it in the May issue of Locus Magazine: Food of the Gods is well-paced, with at times stomach-curdling tension. Its energetic prose leaps off the page.”

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* Klages, Ellen : Wicked Wonders
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-261-6, $15.95, 288pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017

Collection of 14 stories, first published from 2007 through 2014, with one story original to this book, and another story revised from first publications.
• Karen Joy Fowler provides an introduction.
• Tachyon’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The emotional impact of the stories is carefully managed in a way that’s meant to sweep readers up, not knock them down. The tie that binds these works together is humanity, lovingly and quietly explored no matter the genre.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the May issue of Locus Magazine: “For decades, it seemed like Ray Bradbury was SF’s default poet of childhood, even though, with few exceptions (such as ‘‘All Summer in a Day’’), the girls in his evocative tales were notable mostly by their absence. I wonder if Ellen Klages is gradually assuming that mantle while redressing the imbalance.”

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* Kroese, Robert : The Last Iota
(St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne 978-1-250-08846-8, $26.99, 320pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250088475
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427286109
The Big Sheep #2

SF novel, first in a series following The Big Sheep (2016), set in a Disincorporated Zone of Los Angeles in 2039, about a private investigator and crimes linked to virtual currency called iotas.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The plot twists are both logical and surprising, with developments and motivations straight out of classic L.A. noir. Every part of the book simply works. The compelling story, memorable leads, and imaginative worldbuilding suggest the series has a long and promising future.”

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* Rustad, A. Merc : So You Want to Be a Robot
(Lethe 978-1-59021-641-5, $20, 234pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 6 May 2017

Collection of 21 stories, first published from 2013 to date, with two of the stories original to this book.
• Lethe’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Swaying freely between science fiction and fantasy, diverse in setting and tone, this debut collection by prolific short story author Rustad is creative, often whimsical, and deliciously inclusive.”

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* White, Corey J. : Killing Gravity
(Tor.com 978-0765396310, $14.99, 176pp, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765395085
The Voidwitch Saga #1

SF novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about a psychic voidwitch pursued by a bounty hunter and left trapped in a dying spaceship.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This novella feels like a blockbuster… It’s perfect for an airplane ride or an afternoon on a beach, and this world is ripe for multiple sequels.”
• Liz Bourke reviews it in the May issue of Locus Magazine: “On the whole, Killing Gravity is a damn good read.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 8 May 2017

— posted Monday 8 May 2017 @ 11:17 am PDT

Paperback editions of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale hit #1 on two lists this week, and rank in the top ten on all five print lists compiled here.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.14
WP
05.07
LAT
05.07
USAT
04.30
PW
05.08
Amz
(05.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.08)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 7         22 -2      
Cast, Moon Chosen 10.31.16 / 22 10 +       xxx..      
Gaiman, Norse Mythology 02.06.17 / 14 9 -3 6 -3 5 -2 97 -14 11 -3 95 -16 xxx.. xxx
Hamid, Exit West 03.20.17 / 7 xxx.. xxx.. 7 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin 05.01.17 / 2       70 ++   34 -23 27 -23 52 -30
Roth, Carve the Mark 01.30.17 / 15 6 -1     xxx.. xxx..      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 7       xx 12 -3      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 7             xx xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay 10.31.16 / 28     xxx.. xxx.. 17 -5 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 65     12 +5 xx 11 -3 xxx 66 -8 xxx
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 12 xxx xxx.. 2 -1 xxx.. 23 = xxx..   xxx..
Scalzi, The Collapsing Empire 04.03.17 / 2     8 ++ xxx.. xxx..      
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 40 13 -1 5 -1 3 +1 72 -7 13 +1 xx   xxx..
Zahn, Star Wars: Thrawn 04.10.17 / 5 12 -8 x   93 -43 20 -9 xxx   xx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.14
WP
05.07
LAT
05.07
USAT
04.30
PW
05.08
Amz
(05.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.08)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 12             20 +13 3 -1
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 17 1 +3 1 +1 2 +10 5 +9 8 ++ 4 +2   xxx..
Eggers, The Circle [tpb] 05.05.14 / 22 9 + 8 = xxx.. 47 +19   x    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 56 xxx..   xxx.. 115 ++     xxx..  
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 21     13 + 31 +21   43 -7 50 -30 xxx..
Huxley, Brave New World 06.23.14 / 8       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 79 +
King, End of Watch 04.10.17 / 5     x 138 -28 7 -2      
King, It 04.03.17 / 6       66 -25   74 +25 xxx.. 74 ++
King, The Gunslinger [tpb] 05.08.17 / 1           38 ++    
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 134 xxx.. xxx.. 15 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 300   xxx.. 4 -1 144 -7   81 + 44 +1 23 +18
Riggs, Library of Souls [tpb] 04.24.17 / 3       xx 10 -3      
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 71             93 -5 54 -18
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.14
WP
05.07
LAT
05.07
USAT
04.30
PW
05.08
Amz
(05.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.08)
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, early May 2017

— posted Saturday 6 May 2017 @ 11:52 am 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/

May 2017
Issue 96, cover art by Marcela Bolívar
• This issue has stories by Evan Dicken, E. Catherine Tobler, Karen Lord, and John Chu.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Evan Dicken, Marcela Bolívar, Stephen Korshak, and Robert J. Sawyer, and essay on writing by Steven Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem.

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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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/

May 2017
Issue 128, cover art by Eddie Mendoza
• This issue has fiction by Nick Wolven, Kelly Robson, E. Catherine Tobler, Tang Fei, Kate Baker, and James Tiptree, Jr.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Aliette de Bodard and essays by Mark Cole and A.M. Dellamonica.

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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Forever

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

May 2017
Issue 28, $1.99, cover art by Ron Guyatt
• This issue has reprint stories by Paul J. McAuley, Jack Skillingstead, and Nancy Kress.

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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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/

May 2017
Issue 26, $6.99
• New and reprinted stories in this issue are by Eric Cline, Edward M. Lerner, George Nikolopoulos, Effie Seiberg & Spencer Ellsworth, Lou J. Berger, Robert Silverberg, Patrick Hurley, Emily McCosh, Kevin J. Anderson, Mercedes Lackey, and Larry Niven.
• There’s also the third part of a serialization of Robert A. Heinlein’s “Double Star”.
• Joy Ward has an interview with Kij Johnson, and there are columns by Barry Malzberg — his final column here — and Gregory Benford.

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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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/

May 2017
• This month’s story is “Hold Me Fast” by Alter S. Reiss.

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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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/

May 2017
Issue 84
• This issue has SF stories by Tobias S. Buckell, Bruce McAllister, Seanan McGuire, and Susan Jane Bigelow; and fantasy stories by Adam-Troy Castro, Greg Hrbek, Kendra Fortmeyer, Amal El-Mohtar.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Steven Barnes, book reviews by LaShawn Wanak, and a TV review by Jenn Reese and Christopher East.
• Exclusive paid content includes a novella by Rebecca Ore and a novel excerpt by Hugh Howey.

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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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/

May 2017
Issue 56
• This issue has fiction by Giovanni De Feo, Priya Sharma, Charles Payseur, and Helen Marshall.
• Nonfiction includes an “H Word” column by David Bowles, and fiction reviews by Terence Taylor.

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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Shimmer

• Fantasy fiction, since 2005; senior editor E. Catherine Tobler; electronic only since issue 19
• Format: Electronic
• Frequency: Bi-monthly
http://www.shimmerzine.com/

May 2017
Issue 37
• Stories in this issue are by Ashley Blooms, Charles Payseur, Sonja Natasha, and John Shade.

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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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/

May/June 2017
Issue 16
• This issue has original fiction by Ursula Vernon, John Chu, Chinelo Onwualu, Naomi Kritzer, Hiromi Goto, and K.M. Szpara, and reprint fiction by Carlos Hernandez.
• Poetry is by Roshani Chokshi, Sonya Taaffe, Betsy Aoki, and Theodora Goss.
• There are also interviews with John Chu and Hiromi Goto, and essays by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Sarah Gailey, Sam J. Miller, Sarah Pinsker, Mimi Mondal, David J. Schwartz, Kelly McCullough, LaShawn M. Wanak, Yamile Saied Méndez, and DongWon Song,

(Sat 6 May 2017)

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Category: Periodicals

New Books : 2 May 2017

— posted Tuesday 2 May 2017 @ 1:43 pm PDT

+ Bennett, Robert Jackson : City of Miracles
(Penguin Random House/Broadway 978-0-553-41973-3, $16, 464pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553419740
The Divine Cities #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following City of Stairs (2014) and City of Blades (2016), about a city whose gods are dead.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Bennett concludes his Divine Cities trilogy with a stunning and heartbreaking tale of sacrifice amid magic and spycraft.”
• Faren Miller reviews the book in the May issue of Locus Magazine: “All of this combines to make City of Miracles a thoroughly satisfying conclusion to a memorable trilogy.”

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* Bennis, Robyn : The Guns Above
(Tor 978-0-7653-8876-6, $25.99, 352pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765388773
Signal Airship #1

Military fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about the nation’s first female airship captain.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Bennis writes a pleasing mix of banter … and gritty battle scenes, combining both the adrenaline rush of combat and its horrifying results, and never indulging in too-sudden social victories that might cheapen the long struggle against embedded prejudice.”

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* Carey, M. R. : The Boy on the Bridge
(Orbit 978-0-316-30033-9, $26, 400pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316300315
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478915515

Fantasy novel, set in the same post-apocalyptic world as The Girl With All the Gifts (2014), about in insect parasite that turns people into zombies.
• Hachette’s site has this brief description.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “Plausible science and solid prose and characterization elevate this dystopian thriller above similar works.”

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* Danker, Sean : Free Space
(Ace 978-0-451-47580-0, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698197268
Admiral #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Admiral (2016), about the aftermath of an intergalactic war.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Douglas, Ian : Dark Mind
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-236898-0, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062368997
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062474568
Star Carrier #7

Military SF novel, seventh in the “Star Carrier” series following Earth Strike (2010), Center of Gravity (2011), Singularity (2012), Deep Space (2013), Dark Matter (2014), and Deep Time (2015), about an intergalactic battle between humanity and an evil empire.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.

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* Flint, Eric, & Mike Resnick : The Gods of Sagittarius
(Baen 978-1-4767-8212-6, $25, 336pp, hardcover, May 2017, cover art Stephan Martiniere)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-579-3

SF novel about the search for a race of ancient aliens called the Old Ones.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• Paul Di Filippo will have a review for Locus Online later this month.

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* Gaiman, Neil, & Divya Srinivasan : Cinnamon
(HarperCollins 978-0-06-239961-8, $17.99, 40pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062399632
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780061987342

Children’s picture book, with art by Divya Srinivasan, about a talking tiger in mythic India.
• HarperCollin’s site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This isn’t a comforting tale, but its effect is real: Gaiman puts a claw right into the reader’s hand.”

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* Hoyt, Sarah A. : Darkship Revenge
(Baen 978-1-4767-8192-1, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, May 2017, cover art Steve Hickman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-578-6
Darkship #5

Space opera romance novel, fifth in a series following Darkship Thieves (2010), Darkship Renegades (2102), A Few Good Men (2013), and Through Fire (2016).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapter excerpts.

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* Hunter, Faith : Cold Reign
(Ace 978-1101991404, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101991411
Jane Yellowrock #11

Urban fantasy novel, eleventh in the series following Skinwalker (2009), Blood Cross (2010), Mercy Blade (2011), Raven Cursed (Jan. 2012), Death’s Rival (2012), Blood Trade (2013), Black Arts (Jan. 2014), Broken Soul (Oct. 2014), Dark Heir (2015), and Shadow Rites (2016) about a shapeshifting vampire-hunter of Cherokee descent.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Koch, Gini : Alien Education
(DAW 978-0756411459, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756411466
Alien #15

SF novel, fifteenth a series following Touched by an Alien (April 2010), Alien Tango (Dec 2010), Alien in the Family (April 2011), Alien Proliferation (2011), Alien Diplomacy (Apr 2012), Alien vs. Alien (Nov. 2012), Alien in the House (May 2013), Alien Research (Dec. 2013), Alien Collective (May 2014), Universal Alien (Dec. 2014), Alien Separation (May 2015), Alien in Chief (Dec 2015), Camp Alien (May 2016), and Alien Nation (Dec. 2016), about alien invaders from Alpha Centauri turning humans into monsters.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Kushner, Ellen, ed. : Tremontaine
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481485593, $34.99, 688pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017

Fantasy novel, a prequel to Kushner’s Riverside series, written by Kushner along with Alaya Dawn Johnson, Malinda Lo, Joel Derfner, Patty Bryant, Racheline Maltese, and Paul Witcover, and originall serialized online in 2015 and 2016.
• The series site is https://www.serialbox.com/serials/tremontaine.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The end product is (as intended) more comparable to a TV season than an exquisite corpse, and though the seams do occasionally distract, the overall tale is excellent.”

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* Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller : The Gathering Edge
(Baen 978-1-4767-8218-8, $25, 368pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-577-9
Liaden #20

SF novel in the authors’ long-running Liaden Universe series, following Dragon in Exile (2015) and Alliance of Equals (2016), in which Theo Waitley and her ship encounter other ships leaking through from another universe.
• Baen’s site has a description with links to several chapters.
Publishers Weekly said of the previous book, …this space opera continues to delight with genteel interactions between mild-spoken characters who are capable of great passions and swift actions, and its immense scope encompasses a well-realized and comfortable universe.

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* Maas, Sarah J. : A Court of Wings and Ruin
(Bloomsbury 978-1619634480, $18.99, 720pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781619634497
Court of Thorns and Roses #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third book in a series following A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015) and A Court of Mist and Fury (2106), about a 19-year-old huntress, Feyre, who is abducted to the world of immortal faeries.
• Bloomsbury’s site has this description.

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* McLean, Peter : Damnation
(Angry Robot 978-0857666642, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666659
UK edition: 9780857666635 (Thu 4 May 2017)
The Burned Man #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Drake (Jan. 2016) and Dominion (Nov. 2016), about a hitman forced to deal with Lucifer.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with blurbs and excerpts from reviews.

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* Meadows, Foz : A Tyranny of Queens
(Angry Robot 978-0857665881, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665898
UK edition: 9780857665874 (Thu 4 May 2017)
Manifold Worlds #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following An Accident of Stars (2016), about a woman who falls through a hole in reality and lands in a magical realm on the brink of civil war.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gave the previous book a starred review: “Meadows’s gloriously dramatic and intricately detailed first novel for adults features a trio of young women in a fascinating fantasy setting.”

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* Ochse, Weston : Grunt Hero
(Solaris 978-1781085158, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
UK edition: 978-1781085141 (Thu 4 May 2017)
Task Force Ombra #3

Military SF novel, third in a series following Grunt Life (2014) and Grunt Traitor (2015), about a military man fighting an alien invasion of Earth.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.

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* Patel, Carrie : The Song of the Dead
(Angry Robot 978-0857666086, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666109
UK edition: 9780857666093 (Thu 4 May 2017)
Recoletta #3

SF novel, third in a series following The Buried Life and Cities and Thrones (both 2015), about high-profile murders in a future underground city.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* Rhodes, Jenna : The Queen of Storm and Shadow
(DAW 978-0756408855, $16, 480pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698176133
Elven Ways #4

Fantasy novel, fourth and final volume of the “Elven Ways” series following The Four Forges (2006), The Dark Ferryman (2008), and King of Assassins (2014) about a race of elves transported to a new world. In this book the Vaelinar race is threatened by civil war.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Wells, Martha : All Systems Red
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9753-9, $14.99, 160pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765397522
The Murderbot Diaries #1

SF novel, first in a series, about an exploratory robot that becomes self-aware.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Nebula finalist Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity.”

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* Zahn, Timothy : Pawn
(Tor 978-0-7653-2966-0, $25.99, 368pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Sibyl’s War #1

SF novel, first in a series, about a young woman abducted by aliens to work among human repair crews aboard an alien starship.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The book stumbles briefly on moments of inexplicable sexism but is otherwise a solid, fun, zippy read that delivers all the expected twists. This promises to be a rollicking series.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 1 May 2017

— posted Monday 1 May 2017 @ 4:38 pm PDT

Paperback editions of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale rise in the rankings this week, to #2 at Washington Post and #4 at New York Times.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.07
WP
04.30
LAT
04.30
USAT
04.23
PW
05.01
Amz
(05.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.01)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 6         20 +      
Gaiman, Norse Mythology 02.06.17 / 13 6 +1 3 + 3 = 83 -10 8 -1 79 +14 xxx.. xx
Hamid, Exit West 03.20.17 / 6 xxx xxx.. 5 + xxx.. xxx xxx..    
Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin 05.01.17 / 1           11 ++ 4 ++ 22 ++
Roth, Carve the Mark 01.30.17 / 14 5 -1     xxx.. xxx      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 6       x 9 +2      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 03.27.17 / 6             x xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay 10.31.16 / 27     xxx.. xxx.. 12 +5 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 64     17 -4 x 8 +7 xx 58 -6 xx
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 11 xx xxx 1 = xxx 23 -2 xxx..   xxx..
Shusterman, Scythe 12.05.16 / 13 9 +       xxx..      
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 39 12 = 4 + 4 +11 65 -25 14 -2 x   xxx..
Zahn, Star Wars: Thrawn 04.10.17 / 4 4 -2 10 ++   50 -41 11 -9 xx   x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.07
WP
04.30
LAT
04.30
USAT
04.23
PW
05.01
Amz
(05.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.01)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 11             33 +25 2 +18
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 16 4 +6 2 + 12 = 14 +30   6 +2   xxx..
Brown, Red Rising [tpb] 05.02.16 / 3       122 +        
Eggers, The Circle [tpb] 05.05.14 / 21 xxx.. 8 ++ xxx.. 66 +11   94 +    
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 20     x 52 +33   36 ++ 20 ++ xxx..
King, End of Watch 04.10.17 / 4     14 + 110 -20 5 -2      
King, It 04.03.17 / 5       41 +1   99 -41 xxx..  
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 299   xxx.. 3 = 137 +   x 45 -16 41 +5
Riggs, Library of Souls [tpb] 04.24.17 / 2       x 7 -2      
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               83 -17  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 149 -49   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 70             88 + 36 -11
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.07
WP
04.30
LAT
04.30
USAT
04.23
PW
05.01
Amz
(05.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(05.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(05.01)
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Category: Bestsellers


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