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Weekly Bestsellers, 8 February 2016

Brandon Sanderson’s The Bands of Mourning (Tor), the latest Mistborn novel, debuts at #5 or #6 on four print lists.

Also debuting this week, Kevin Hearne’s Staked (Del Rey), latest in his Iron Druid Chronicles, ranking #17 or #18 on three print lists.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
02.14
WP
02.07
LAT
02.07
USAT
01.31
PW
02.08
Amz
(02.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.08)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Sanderson, Mistborn: Secret History 02.08.16 / 1       70 ++        
Foster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens 01.18.16 / 4 8 -2 8 + 8 +1 78 -42 10 -1 xxx    
Hearne, Staked 02.08.16 / 1 17 ++     18 ++ 18 ++      
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 11.02.15 / 15 19 + xxx xx xxx 13 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Koontz, Ashley Bell 12.21.15 / 8 xx     x 21 -3      
Moning, Feverborn 02.01.16 / 2 x     x 24 -19      
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 20     xxx.. xxx.. 20 -6 xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 98     xxx.. x 11 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 18             79 -12 x
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 19       88 -42 9 -5 79 +6 xxx.. xxx..
Sanderson, The Bands of Mourning 02.08.16 / 1 6 ++ 5 ++   6 ++ 5 ++      
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 27 2 =     26 +2 5 = xx    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
02.14
WP
02.07
LAT
02.07
USAT
01.31
PW
02.08
Amz
(02.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.08)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 95 xxx..     xxx.. 18 -8 xxx.. xxx..  
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 57 10 + xxx.. 12 + xxx..   xxx..   xxx..
Dick, The Man in the High Castle [tpb] 10.26.15 / 13 x xxx.. xxx xx   xxx.. 84 -16  
Hardinge, The Lie Tree (UK) [tpb] 02.08.16 / 1             19 ++  
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant [tpb] 01.25.16 / 3     3 -2          
King, 11/22/63 02.08.16 / 1 10 ++     101 ++ 13 ++      
King, Mr. Mercedes 01.11.16 / 5 14 -9     xxx 23 -14      
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 82       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 49 +
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 246   xxx..   xxx..   xxx.. x 68 +12
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 47 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 23 -3      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 115 xxx..   xxx.. 150 -49 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 11       x 8 -2 xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               58 +  
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 11 xxx..             94 +
Weir, The Martian 08.31.15 / 24 15 -5       x   74 +1 72 -29
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 66 2 = 5 -3 2 = 19 -6 x 62 -18 xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 43 1 =   5 +2 7 -2 2 = x    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
02.14
WP
02.07
LAT
02.07
USAT
01.31
PW
02.08
Amz
(02.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.08)
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]

Periodicals, early February 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/

February 2016
Issue 81, cover art by David Demaret
• This issue has stories by Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Daniel Rosen, Betsy Phillips, and Nick Mamatas. There’s also a novel excerpt by Alex Livingston, and poetry by Mike Jewett, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Heather Morris, and Laurel Dixon.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Benjanun Sriduangkaew and David Demaret.

(Sat 6 Feb 2016)

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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/

February 2016
Issue 113, cover art by Julie Dillon
• This issue has fiction by Paul McAuley, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Nick Wolven, An Owomoyela & Rachel Swirsky, Ted Kosmatka & Michael Poore, and Kim Stanley Robinson.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Lawrence M. Schoen and essays by Dan Koboldt and Fran Wilde.

(Sat 6 Feb 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/

February 2016
Issue 13, $1.99, cover art by Ron Guyatt
• This issue has reprint stories by Mary Robinette Kowal, Vandana Singh, and Peter Watts.

(Sat 6 Feb 2016)

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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/

February 2016
• This month’s story is “The Scrape of Tooth and Bone” by Ada Hoffman.

(Sat 6 Feb 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/

January 2016
Issue 49, cover art by Scott Altmann
• Stories in this issue are by Anna Yeatts, Sofie Bird, Aurelia Flaming, A. Merc Rustad, Jennifer Noelle Welch, and Kelly Sandoval.
• There’s also an interview, novel excerpt, and vintage fiction by Lawrence M. Schoen.

(Sat 6 Feb 2016)

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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/

February 2016
Issue 69
• This issue has SF stories by Rachael K. Jones, Sarah Pinsker, Samuel Peralta, and Paul McAuley, and fantasy stories by Jeremiah Tolbert, Karin Tidbeck, Rachel Swirsky, and Christopher Barzak.

(Sat 6 Feb 2016)

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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/

February 2016
Issue 41, cover art by Steven Stahlberg
• This issue has stories by Rose Hartley, Seanan McGuire, Dennis Etchison, and Adam L.G. Nevill.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with David Mitchell and a column by Alison Littlewood.

(Sat 6 Feb 2016)

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The Dark

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

February 2016
Issue 11
• This issue has stories by Michael Wehunt, Amber Van Dyk, Gregory Norman Bossert, and Kristi Demeester.

(Sat 6 Feb 2016)

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New Books, 2 February 2016

* Aronovitz, Michael : Phantom Effect
(Skyhorse/Night Shade 978-1-59780-846-0, $15.99, 292pp, trade paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016

Horror novel about a serial killer and the ghost of dead psychic.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with a blurb from S.T. Joshi.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “Psychological obsession and surrealist complexity lend interest to fetishistic violence in a perverted parable that challenges traditional moral norms and reader expectations.”

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

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* Bedford, Jacey : Winterwood
(DAW 978-0-7564-1015-5, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698173224
Rowankind #1

Histoprical fantasy novel, first of a series, about an unregistered witch in 1800 Britain.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Bedford adeptly weaves together romance, action, and fantastical elements, all set against a richly realized series of far-flung locations.”

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

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* Bova, Ben : The Best of Bova
(Baen 978-1-4767-8121-1, $16, 432pp, trade paperback, February 2016, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-481-9

Collection of stories, the first volume of three, from across Bova’s career.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• Paul Di Filippo will have a review for Locus Online later this month.

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

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* Bujold, Lois McMaster : Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
(Baen 978-1-4767-8122-8, $27, 352pp, hardcover, February 2016, cover art Ron Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-6257-9480-2
Vorkosigan Saga #17

SF novel in Bujold’s long-running Vorkosigan Saga, concerning Cordelia Vorkosigan three years after the death of her husband.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The tender feelings and humor add up to a droll tale that’s more comforting than exciting, like a space opera written by Jane Austen.”

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

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* Cheney, J. Kathleen : Dreaming Death
(Roc 978-0451472939, $16, 432pp, trade paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698183100
Palace of Dreams #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a psychic investigator and a royal guard who dreams of others’ deaths who team up to fight a killer.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Faren Miller reviews the book in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “J. Kathleen Cheney strips the glamor from magic and romance, the elegant display from aristocracy, using harsher realities to counter tropes associated with the series title…”

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

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* Duncan, Rod : The Custodian of Marvels
(Angry Robot 978-0857665027, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665034
UK edition: 9780857665010 (Thu 11 Feb 2016)
The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #3

Alternate history fantasy novel, third in a series following The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter (2014) and Unseemly Science (2015), set in a divided United Kingdom.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• The first book was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award.

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

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* Hill, Matt : Graft
(Angry Robot 978-0-85766-499-0, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665003
UK edition: 9780857664983 (Thu 11 Feb 2016)

SF novel set in 2025 Manchester about a car mechanic who gets caught up in a human trafficking conspiracy.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• The Publihsers Weekly review concludes, “Hill’s world is tinged with a sense of foreboding in this refreshing take on a futuristic mystery.”

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

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* Hines, Jim C. : Revisionary
(DAW 978-0-7564-0970-8, $26, 352pp, hardcover, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698151994
Magic Ex Libris #4

Humorous fantasy novel, fourth of a series following Libromancer (2012), Codex Born (2013), and Unbound (2015), about a magician with the ability to draw forth objects from books.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Carolyn Cushman reviews it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “There are still occasional touches of humor, but this outing is mostly a mix of action and talky bits as Isaac and friends try to figure out who’s behind what.”

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Hogan, Mitchell : Blood of Innocents
(Harper Voyager 978-0062407252, $17.99, 592pp, trade paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062407276
Sorcery Ascendant #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following A Crucible of Souls (2015), about a boy raised by monks who seeks the truth about his parents.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview functions.

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

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* Hunter, Faith : Blood in Her Veins
(Roc 978-0-451-47575-6, $16, 560pp, trade paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698196988
Jane Yellowrock #-

Collection of 19 stories, two of them original to this book, set in the world of Jane Yellowrock, shapeshifting skinwalker of Cherokee descent in nine novels: 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), and Dark Heir (2015).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This superb collection highlights what fans of the series already know: Jane Yellowrock continues to be one of the most complex and appealing heroines in urban fantasy.”
• The author has a Big Idea post on John Scalzi’s blog today.

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Kelly, Lee : A Criminal Magic
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-1033-5, $25.99, 432pp, hardcover, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481410359

Urban fantasy novel about two sorcerers in Prohibition-era Washington DC.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The dark underbelly of Washington, D.C., in Kelly’s arcane Jazz Age is the perfect shadowy setting for two young characters who think they are nobodies, but upon whom history will turn. This urban fantasy, always electric, reads like jazz itself.”

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Maresca, Marshall Ryan : The Alchemy of Chaos
(DAW 978-0-7564-1169-5, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756411701
Maradaine Constabulary #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Thorn of Dentonhill (Feb. 2015) and A Murder of Mages (July 2015), about a university magic student who leads a double life.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Fantasy adventure readers, especially fans of spell-wielding students, will enjoy these lively characters and their high-energy story.”

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

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* Price, Kalayna : Grave Visions
(Roc 978-0451416575, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101595077
Alex Craft #4

Urban fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Grave Witch (2010), Grave Dance (2011), and Grave Memory (2012), about Alex Craft, a police consultant who can communicate with the dead.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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

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* Reichert, Mickey Zucker : I, Robot: To Preserve
(Roc 978-0451242303, $27, 368pp, hardcover, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101990254
I, Robot #3

SF novel, third book in a prequel trilogy inspired by Isaac Asimov’s classic collection I, Robot, following Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot: To Protect (2011) and Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot: To Obey (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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

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+ Reynolds, Alastair : Poseidon’s Wake
(Ace 978-0425256794, $27, 608pp, hardcover, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Feb 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698188723
Poseidon’s Children #3

SF novel, third in a trilogy following Blue Remembered Earth (2012) and On the Steel Breeze (2013), about mankind’s expansion into the universe on generation ships.
• The UK edition appeared from Gollancz in April 2015.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Gary K. Wolfe wrote of the first book, “Despite a plot hook that could as easily power a YA franchise (a dying matriarch leaves behind a series of mysterious clues, each of which leads toward more portentous implicaitons), Reynolds both develops a richly detailed portrait of a resurgent, postapocalyptic Earth society and economy, and leaves himself plenty of room to expand his narrative space exponentially… “

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• (Directory Entry)

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* Saintcrow, Lilith : Roadside Magic
(Orbit 978-0-316-27787-7, $14.99, 352pp, trade paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316277860
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478960836
Gallow and Ragged #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Trailer Park Fae (2015), about the fairy world that inhabits diners, dive bars, and trailer parks.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Saintcrow’s second Gallow & Ragged urban fantasy uses lush, striking prose to disguise a slow story.”

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

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* Snyder, Maria V. : Night Study
(Harlequin/Mira 978-0778318750, $15.99, 448pp, trade paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781488010224
Study #5

Romantic fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Poison Study (2005), Magic Study (2006), Fire Study (2008), and Shadow Study (2015).
• Harlequin’s site has this description.

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

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* Wallace, Matt : Lustlocked
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-8778-3, $12.99, 224pp, trade paperback, February 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466892835
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427273765
A Sin du Jour Affair #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Envy of Angels, about a New York catering firm for the supernatural community.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Magic and humor combine with delicious results in this unusual, wildly fun novella.”

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

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Weekly Bestsellers, 1 February 2016

Karen Moning’s Feverborn (Delacorte), 8th book in her paranormal romance series, debuts on three lists, ranking as high as #3 on the combined USA Today list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
02.07
WP
01.31
LAT
01.31
USAT
01.24
PW
02.01
Amz
(02.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.01)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Foster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens 01.18.16 / 3 6 -4 x 9 ++ 36 -17 9 -5 xx    
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 11.02.15 / 14 x xx x xx 15 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Koontz, Ashley Bell 12.21.15 / 7 x     130 -22 18 -3      
Moning, Feverborn 02.01.16 / 1 10 ++     3 ++ 5 ++      
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 19     xxx.. xxx 14 = xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 97     xxx.. 149 + 9 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 17             67 +25 89 +
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 18       46 +63 4 +2 85 +5 xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 26 2 =     28 +11 5 = x    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
02.07
WP
01.31
LAT
01.31
USAT
01.24
PW
02.01
Amz
(02.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.01)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 94 xxx..     xxx.. 10 +2 xxx.. xxx..  
Dick, The Man in the High Castle [tpb] 10.26.15 / 12 10 -2 xxx.. xx x   xxx.. 68 +2  
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant [tpb] 01.25.16 / 2     1 +2          
King, Mr. Mercedes 01.11.16 / 4 5 =     xx 9 -2      
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 245   xxx..   xxx..   xxx.. 71 + 80 +9
Pratchett, The Color of Magic 03.23.15 / 2       72 +        
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 46 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 20 =      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 114 xxx..   xxx.. 101 -20 xxx.. xxx..    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 114 xxx..   xxx.. 74 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 10       70 + 6 +2 xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 68 +7   xxx..    
Weir, The Martian 08.31.15 / 23 10 -2       17 =   75 +10 43 +1
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 65 2 = 2 +1 2 = 13 -1 25 + 44 -7 xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 42 1 =   7 +1 5 +1 2 = 98 -40    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
02.07
WP
01.31
LAT
01.31
USAT
01.24
PW
02.01
Amz
(02.01)
UK:
Amz UK
(02.01)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(02.01)
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, late January 2016

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

• Literary adventure fantasy, since 2008; publisher and editor-in-chief Scott H. Andrews
• Format: Online; PDF and ebook formats
• Frequency: biweekly
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/

January 2016
Issue 190-191, cover art by Xiao Ran
Issue 191, posted January 21, has stories by Chaz Brenchley and D.K. Thompson, a podcast of the Thompson story, and an archive story by Dean Wells.
Issue 190, posted January 7, has stories by Mike Allen and Walter Dinjos, with a podcast of the Dinjos story, and an archive story by Ann Chatham.

(Sat 30 Jan 2016)

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Daily Science Fiction

• Original science fiction & fantasy emailed to you every weekday; debuted September 1, 2010; editors Jonathan Laden and Michele Barasso
• Format: Online; email
• Frequency: daily
http://dailysciencefiction.com/

January 2016
• Stories posted in January are by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, G.O. Clark, James Van Pelt, Marge Simon, and others.

(Sat 30 Jan 2016)

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Kaleidotrope

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

Winter 2016
Cover art by Toe Keen
• This issue has stories by Dora Badger, Dale Carothers, Dareen Goossens, Paul Abbamondi, and Patricia Russo.
• There’s also poetry by Sandi Leibowitz, Alex Harper, and Beth Cato.

(Sat 30 Jan 2016)

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Strange Horizons

• Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews; founded September 2000; editor-in-chief Susan Marie Groppi through 2010, Niall Harrison beginning 2011
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Weekly; reviews posted three times a week
http://www.strangehorizons.com/

January 2016
• Stories posted in January are by Nin Harris, Lavie Tidhar, and Arkady Martine.
• Columns and articles are by Kari Sperring, Andrea Phillips, and Nina Allan, with an interview with artist Patricio Betteo.
• There’s also a podcast of the month’s poetry by Naru Dames Sundar, Sara Polsky, Margaret Wack, and Kit Hamada.

(Sat 30 Jan 2016)

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Tor.com

• SF & fantasy fiction, reviews, commentary, founded 2008; staff includes fiction editors Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Daily
http://www.tor.com/

January 2016
• Original stories posted in January are by A.M. Dellamonica, Joe Abercrombie, Angela Slatter, Matt Wallace, David Nickle, Jennifer Fallon, and Melissa Marr.
Excerpts are from works by Andy Remic, David Tallerman, Victor LaValle, Brian Staveley, and others.

(Sat 30 Jan 2016)

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New UK Books, January 2016

* Smith, Gavin : The Beauty of Destruction
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575127210, £18.99, 592pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 21 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575127494
Age of Scorpio #3

Far future SF novel, third in a series following The Age of Scorpio (2014) and A Quantum Mythology (2015).
• Gollancz’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
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* Sullivan, Tricia : Occupy Me
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473212961, $16.99, 272pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 21 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473212985
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781409161165

SF novel about a woman with wings in another dimension, and a man on the run with a briefcase.
• Sullivan won an Arthur C. Clarke Award for 1998 novel Dreaming in Smoke.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature provides previews.
• Tor.com posted this preview from Niall Alexander.

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* Whates, Ian, ed. : Digital Dreams: A Decade of Science Fiction by Women
(UK: NewCon Press B018GN3US6, £2.99, 223pp, ebk, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 4 Jan 2016

Anthology of 14 reprint SF stories by women who’ve been published by NewCon Press, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.
• Authors include Pat Cadigan, Tricia Sullivan, Justina Robson, and Lauren Beukes.

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* Whates, Ian, ed. : Obsidian: A Decade of Horror Stories by Women
(UK: NewCon Press B019Z78WNU, £2.25, 172pp, ebk, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 29 Jan 2016

Anthology of 14 reprint horror stories by women who’ve been published by NewCon Press, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.
• Authors include Sarah Pinborough, Liz Williams, Tanith Lee, Lisa Tuttle, and Alison Littlewood.

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Category: New Books

New Books, 26 January 2016

— posted Tuesday 26 January 2016 @ 11:33 am PST

* Anders, Charlie Jane : All the Birds in the Sky
(Tor 978-0-7653-7994-8, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466871120
UK edition: 978-1785650550 (Tue 26 Jan 2016)

SF/fantasy novel, the author’s first genre novel, about two childhood friends, one with magical powers and the other the inventor of a time machine.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Anders smoothly pivots from horror to humor to heartbreak and back again, and she keeps readers guessing as to the fate of her two protagonists—and the world.”
• Anders has a Big Idea post today on John Scalzi’s blog.
• Gary K. Wolfe’s review from the December issue of Locus Magazine is posted here: All the Birds in the Sky is one of the most surprising novels I’ve read this year, and for the most part one of the most delightful.”

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+ Armstrong, Kelley : Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology
(Penguin/Plume 978-0452298354, $16, 416pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016

First US edition (UK: Little, Brown UK/Orbit, October 2015)

Collection of stories set in the author’s Otherworld universe, second of a trilogy of anthologies following Otherworld Nights (2014)
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Bennett, Robert Jackson : City of Blades
(Random House/Broadway 978-0-553-41971-9, $15, 496pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553419726
The Divine Cities #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following City of Stairs (2014), about a city whose gods are dead.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Bennett’s astonishingly good sequel to 2014’s City of Stairs makes a riveting and often heartbreaking case against war.”
• Faren Miller reviews the book in the January issue of Locus Magazine: “With a vivid background and a strong cast, City of Blades keeps the tension high as it turns what could have been moral allegory into the salty, bloody, yet beautiful stuff of life.”

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* Dietz, William C. : Graveyard
(Ace 978-0425273357, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698150126
The Mutant Files #3

SF novel, third in a series following Deadeye (Feb. 2015) and Redzone (Aug. 2015), about an LA detective in the years following an act of bioengineered terrorism in 2038 that left part of the population with horrible mutations.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Hearne, Kevin : Staked
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0345548511, $27, 336pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780345548528
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780804147927
Iron Druid Chronicles #8

Urban fantasy novel, eighth book of a series following Hounded, Hexed, Hammered (all 2011), Tricked (May 2012), Trapped (Dec. 2012), Hunted (2013), and Shattered (2014) about a 2000-year-old Druid living in Arizona.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Lowe, Helen : Daughter of Blood
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-173406-9, $7.99, 768pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062198129
The Wall of Night #3

Fantasy novel, third in the four-volume “The Wall of Night” series following The Heir of Night (2010) and The Gathering of the Lost (2012), in which the fate the world rests in the hands of one young woman.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description, with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Returning fans will find that the dense, unforgiving prose is nonetheless cleverly constructed and will delight in Lowe’s intricate worldbuilding and keen eye for politicking.”

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* Sanderson, Brandon : The Bands of Mourning
(Tor 978-0-7653-7857-6, $27.99, 448pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466862678
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427267894
UK edition: Gollancz 978-1473208254 (Thu 28 Jan 2016)
Mistborn #6


Fantasy novel, sixth book in the Mistborn series following Mistborn (2006), The Well of Ascension (2007), The Hero of Ages (2008), The Alloy of Law (2011), and Shadows of Self (2015).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Open questions from earlier adventures are finally addressed, and Sanderson skillfully weaves in new opportunities for the dynamic duo’s next adventure.”

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* Shearin, Lisa : The Brimstone Deception
(Ace 9780425266939, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101618455
SPI Files #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Grendel Affair (2014) and The Dragon Conspiracy (2015), about a Seer for the Supernatural Protection & Investigations agency in New York City.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Shearin’s light, breezy style suits the simple plot; her naïve protagonist serves as both guide and expository catalyst.”

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* Wood, Jonathan : Broken Hero
(Titan 978-1783294527, $14.95, 400pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Jan 2016
Arthur Wallace #4

Comic horror thriller, fourth in a series following No Hero (2011), Yesterday’s Hero (2012, both published by Night Shade), and Anti-Hero (2015), about an agent for MI37, Britian’s agency for dealing with the supernatural.
• Titan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book: “Wood creates vivid, intensely human characters and his perfect sense of timing keeps the book bounding along at a quick pace.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 25 January 2016

— posted Monday 25 January 2016 @ 10:04 am PST

Alan Dean Foster’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens slips on four print lists this week, but still ranks among the top 5 on three of them.

(Note that this page is not compiling the various other tie-in volumes to the new Star Wars movie, nor the various coloring books associated with Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones, et al.)


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.31
WP
01.24
LAT
01.24
USAT
01.17
PW
01.25
Amz
(01.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.25)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Foster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens 01.18.16 / 2 2 -1 3 -2   19 -8 4 -3 x    
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 11.02.15 / 13 12 -4 x 15 +3 x 11 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Koontz, Ashley Bell 12.21.15 / 6 17 -2     108 -26 15 -3      
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 18     xxx.. xx 14 -2 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 16             92 -1 xxx
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 17       109 + 6 +14 90 -3 xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 25 2 =     39 -4 5 +1 87 ++    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.31
WP
01.24
LAT
01.24
USAT
01.17
PW
01.25
Amz
(01.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.25)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 93 xxx..     xxx.. 12 +11 xxx.. xxx..  
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 56 12 +1 xxx 14 + xx   xxx..   xxx..
Dick, The Man in the High Castle [tpb] 10.26.15 / 11 8 -1 xxx x 140 -34   xxx 70 +  
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant [tpb] 01.25.16 / 1     3 ++          
King, Mr. Mercedes 01.11.16 / 3 5 +1     x 7 =      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 240 xxx xxx.. 10 +4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 244   xxx..   xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 89 +
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 45 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 20 -1      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 113 xxx..   xxx.. 81 -30 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 9       x 8 +6 xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               81 +6  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 75 -5   xxx..    
Weir, The Martian 08.31.15 / 22 8 +2       17 +   85 +2 44 -16
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 64 2 = 3 -1 2 -1 12 -5 xx 37 -13 xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 41 1 =   8 = 6 = 2 = 58 +37    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.31
WP
01.24
LAT
01.24
USAT
01.17
PW
01.25
Amz
(01.25)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.25)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.25)
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]

Category: Bestsellers

Print Periodicals, mid-January 2016

— posted Thursday 21 January 2016 @ 10:55 am PST

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/

March 2016
Vol. 136 No. 3, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Eldar Zakirov
• This issue has a novella by Adam-Troy Castro, novelettes by Eric Del Carlo and Thomas R. Dulski, and short stories by Howard Hendrix & Art Holcomb, Gregory Benford, and Joe M. McDermott.
• There’s also a poem by Carly Rubin and a science article by Edward M. Lerner, the second part of an essay about “Human 2.0”.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Rosemary Claire Smith, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Wed 20 Jan 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/

February 2016
Vol. 40 No. 2 (whole #481), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Alejandro Colucci
• This issue has novelettes by Nick Wolven and An Owomoyela, and short stories by Michael Libling, Bruce McAllister, Sarah Gallien, Sean McMullen, and Sandra McDonald.
• Poetry is by Robert Borski and G.O. Clark.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, on a “Famous Fantastic Mystery”; and book reviews by Peter Heck.

(Wed 20 Jan 2016)

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Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/

Jan-Feb 2016
Issue 50, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Vince Haig
• Stories in this issue are by Georgina Bruce, V.H. Leslie, Ray Cluley, Gary Budden, Tyler Keevil, and Tim Casson.
• Columns are by Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker, Tony Lee, and Peter Tennant, whose book review section includes an interview with Simon Bestwick.

(Tue 19 Jan 2016)

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Interzone

• SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
http://ttapress.com/category/interzone/

January/February 2016
Issue 262, cover art by Vincent Sammy
• This issue has fiction by Mercurio D. Rivera, Rahul Kanakia, Ian Sales, Carole Johnstone, T.R. Napper, and Philip A. Suggars.
• Features include columns by Jonathan McCalmont and Nina Allan, David Langford’s “Ansible Link” news and obits, a book review section (including an interview with Dave Hutchinson and comments from several reviewers about their favorite books of 2015, film reviews by Nick Lowe, and DVD/Blu-ray reviews by Tony Lee.

(Tue 19 Jan 2016)

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Category: Periodicals

New Books: 19 January 2016

— posted Tuesday 19 January 2016 @ 11:37 am PST

* Akers, Tim : The Pagan Night
(Titan 978-1783297375, $14.95, 592pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
The Hallowed War #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, about battles between the Celestial Church and people who follow pagan ways.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Akers, an experienced hand at steampunk noir, succeeds in capturing the essence of historical fantasy. Readers familiar with the Scottish and English clashes exemplified by Braveheart will be comfortable with his handling of northern free folk striving to remain faithful to their nature gods and witch cults, struggling against the intrusions of more ecclesiastical southern religions.”

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* Allan, Jay : Funeral Games
(Harper Voyager 978-0062388933, $15.99, 464pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062388964
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062444554
Far Stars #3

SF novel, third in a series following Shadow of Empire (Nov. 2015) and Enemy in the Dark (Dec. 2015), about a space pirate and his band of freelance adventurers.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Readers who seek the visceral, swashbuckling adventures of muscular, troubled heroes and gorgeous, headstrong heroines will enjoy this series…”

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+ Carey, Mike, Linda Carey & Louise Carey : The House of War and Witness
(ChiZine Publications 978-1771483124, $16.99, 420pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771483131

First US edition (UK: Orion/Gollancz, June 2014)

Historical fantasy novel set in 1740, about a company of Austrian soldiers defending the border with Prussia.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Amazon still indicates the initially announced publication date of November 2015; B&N and Locus indicate January 2016.

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* Chen, Elaine : The Good Brother
(ChiZine Publications/ChiTeen 978-1771483452, $14.99, 350pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771483469

Young adult fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a young woman eager to escape parental control who becomes haunted by three spirits during Yu Lan, The Festival of Hungry Ghosts.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.

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* Matheson, Michael : The Humanity of Monsters
(ChiZine Publications 978-1771483599, $16.99, 296pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771483605

Anthology of 26 previously-published stories.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, Laird Barron, Kij Johnson, Peter Watts, Yoon Ha Lee, and Catherynne M. Valente.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.
• The editor’s blog has the final table of contents.

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* Powers, Tim : Medusa’s Web
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-226245-5, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062262493
• SF Encyclopedia: Tim Powers

Fantasy novel about a couple exploring a decaying Hollywood Hills mansion that hides a family secret from the era of silent film.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly has a feature review by Catherynne M. Valente: “A new Tim Powers novel is always cause for excitement. His latest is a twisted journey through time travel, possession, old Hollywood, addiction, and familial violence that promises much and, mostly, delivers.”

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* Tallerman, David : Patchwerk
(Tor.com 978-0765387776, $12.99, 138pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-4668-9196-8
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427273741

Short SF novel about a pursuit for the possession of a reality-bending device called a Palimpsest.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Tallerman deftly pulls his characters through multiple quick changes in identity, location, and possible futures, always keeping the plot and action unbroken so the dizzying shifts never become confusing.”

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* Tassi, Paul : The Sons of Sora
(Skyhorse/Talos 978-1-940456-39-3, $15.99, 480pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
The Earthborn Trilogy #3

SF novel, third of a trilogy following The Last Exodus (Sept. 2015) and The Exiled Earthborn (Nov. 2015), about survivors of an alien invasion that has devastated the Earth.
• Talos’ site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Tassi melds a coming-of-age narrative with a philosophical nod toward dealing with pain and sorrow in the midst of the horrors of war.”

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* Wallace, Sean, ed. : The Mammoth Book of Kaiju
(UK: Robinson 978-1472135643, £14.99, 608pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781472135650

Anthology of 27 stories about giant monsters.
• Authors include Neal Asher, Frank Wu, Lavie Tidhar, Steve Rasnic Tem, and An Owomoyela.
• Little, Brown UK’s site has this description.
• SF Signal posted the table of contents.

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Category: New Books


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