* Clarke, Neil, ed. : Galactic Empires
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-884-2, $17.99, 621pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017

Anthology of 22 stories, first published from 2003 to 2014.
• Authors include Ian McDonald, Robert Silverberg, Yoon Ha Lee, Greg Egan, and Naomi Novik.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “This hefty anthology of imperial SF covers great space battles, small dramas within an empire, hopeless bureaucracy, and even living space stations, zooming in and out to capture every nuance…”

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* Germain, Shanna : Numenera: The Poison Eater
(Angry Robot 978-0857666352, $9.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, January 2017, cover art Ben Wootten)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666369
UK edition: 9780857666345 (Thu 19 Jan 2017)
Numenera #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a series based on the author’s RPG world.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Graham, Heather, & Jon Land : The Rising
(Tor 978-0765337917, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466836488
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427279491

SF thriller about an adopted high school football hero who, after his doctor and parents are murdered, seeks the truth about his real parents.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* McDermott, Joe M. : The Fortress at the End of Time
(Tor 978-0-7653-9281-7, $19.99, 272pp, trade paperback, January 2017, cover illustration Jaime Jones)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765392800

SF novel in which humanity has spread across the galaxies connected by ansible, about a newly cloned ensign stationed at an ancient alien Citadel.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The author has published earlier novels as by J.M. McDermott.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it an “introspective, oddly subdued far-future tale.”

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* Moning, Karen Marie : Feversong
(Random House/Delacorte 978-0425284353, $28, 560pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780425284360
Fever #9

Dark fantasy novel, ninth in the “Fever” series that began with Darkfever (2006), and fourth and final book in the spinoff series that included Iced (2012), Burned (2015), and Feverborn (2016).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.

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* Roth, Veronica : Carve the Mark
(HarperCollins/Tegen Books 978-0-06-234863-0, $22.99, 480pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062348654
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062642011

SF/fantasy novel, first in a new series set on a planet where everyone develops unique currentgifts, about two people whose gifts make them vulnerable to others.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Roth’s worldbuilding is commendable; each nation is distinct, interacting with the current in ways that give insight into her characters’ motivations. Amid political machinations and forays into space, Roth thoughtfully addresses substantial issues, such as the power of self-determination in the face of fate.”

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* Stross, Charles : Empire Games
(Tor 978-0-7653-3756-6, $25.99, 336pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466835160
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427288769
Empire Games #1

SF novel, first in a new series expanding the world of the Family Trade novels, about travelers between parallel universes.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Readers new to Stross’s saga might have unanswered questions, but this novel stands on its own. Stross roots his alternate histories and futures in discussions of privacy, democracy, and technology.”

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* Vaughn, Carrie : Martians Abroad
(Tor 978-0-7653-8220-7, $24.99, 288pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466886476

SF novel about Polly Newton and her twin brother who are sent from Mars to the Galileo Academy on Earth, despite her dream to be a starship pilot.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* White, Elle Katharine : Heartstone
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-245194-1, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062451958

Historical fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, that recasts Pride and Prejudice in a world of warriors, dragons, and wyverns.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Referencing Austen just enough to ground her characters, White fills her unusual fantasy world with plenty of interesting conflicts to fuel this tale of romance and heroism. Austen purists may find things to quibble with, but there’s more than enough originality here to please any fantasy reader.”

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