* Arden, Katherine : The Bear and the Nightingale
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-1-101-88593-2, $27, 336pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101885949
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780399567179
UK edition: Random House/Ebury/Del Rey UK 978-1785031045 (Thu 12 Jan 2017)


Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a Russian girl whose stepmother forbids her from honoring her childhood spirits.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Arden’s debut is an earthy, beautifully written love letter to Russian folklore, with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate in 14th-century Russia.”

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* Brin, David, & Stephen W. Potts, eds. : Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World
(Tor 978-0765382580, $29.99, 336pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466888258

Anthology of new and reprint stories keying off the theme of Brin’s 1998 book The Transparent Society.
• Authors with new stories include Bruce Sterling, Karl Schroeder, and Cat Rambo; reprints are by Robert Silverberg, James Morrow, William Gibson, Damon Knight, and others.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt. Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews including the table of contents.
• Paul Di Filippo will have a review for Locus Online later this month.

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+ Cogman, Genevieve : The Burning Page
(Roc 978-1-101-98868-8, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101988695
The Invisible Library #3

Alternate history fantasy novel, third book of a trilogy after The Invisible Library (June 2016) and The Masked City (Sep. 2016), about a mysterious Library that collects books from different realities.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…readers will be fascinated by the ever-growing complexities of Cogman’s world. Fans will enjoy immersing themselves in the latest installment of this playful, entertaining series.”

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* Dennard, Susan : Windwitch
(Tor Teen 978-0765379306, $18.99, 384pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466867338
Witchlands #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second of a series following Truthwitch (2016), about a a Truthwitch and a Threadwitch in a land facing war.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a starred review: “While this is a dense read with a lot of moving parts, Dennard’s rich descriptions, insightful characterizations, and breathtaking action sequences will keep readers on their toes.”

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* Gilman, Laura Anne : The Cold Eye
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-2971-9, $27.99, 352pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481429733
Devil’s West #2

Historical fantasy novel, second in a series following Silver on the Road (2015), about a young woman in the American west who goes to work for the devil.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Gilman crafts a fascinating vision of a magic-infested continent, set in an unsettled and unpredictable time. As she expands upon the imminent conflict among the various factions inhabiting North America and delves into the supernatural structure of the setting, she lays the groundwork for her increasingly capable heroine to come into her own.”

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* Liggett, Kim : The Last Harvest
(Tor Teen 978-0765380982, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466876309

Young adult fantasy novel about devil worship in a small Oklahoma town.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* McGuire, Seanan : Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9142-1, $15.99, 192pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765383884
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427289056

Urban fantasy novella about a woman who dies accidentally and finds she has to earn the right to pass on.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This tightly paced adventure will win hearts with a charming protagonist and a well-earned ending.”

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