* Bara, Dave : Defiant
(DAW 978-0756409982, $25, 336pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698161702
The Lightship Chronicles #3

Military SF novel, third in a series following Impulse (2015) and Starbound (2016), about Peter Cochrane and his wife aboard the H.M.S. Starbound.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “This energetic mélange of tried-and-true elements—futuristic jargon, military and romantic tactics, and multiple levels of skullduggery—easily grabs the reader’s attention; more impressive is that Bara’s story holds that attention all the way to the end.”

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* Bedford, Jacey : Silverwolf
(DAW 978-0756411916, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756411923
Rowankind #2

Histoprical fantasy novel, second in a series following Winterwood (2016), about an unregistered witch in 1800 Britain.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Bedford adeptly weaves together romance, action, and fantastical elements, all set against a richly realized series of far-flung locations.”

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* Buettner, Robert : The Golden Gate
(Baen 978-1-4767-8190-7, $25, 384pp, hardcover, January 2017, cover art Dave Seeley)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-4767-8190-7

SF novel, a near-future thriller set in 2019 San Francisco.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The lavishly detailed narrative is marred by spotty characterization (especially of Kate) and motives, but the underlying mystery and unpredictability keep the pages turning.”

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* Flint, Eric : 1636: The Ottoman Onslaught
(Baen 978-1-4767-8184-6, $26, hardcover, January 2017, cover art Tom Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781625795557
Ring of Fire #21

Alternate history novel in the “Ring of Fire” series that began with Flint’s 1632 (2000), concerning 17th century European history as affected by West Virginians from the 20th century.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Forstchen, William R. : The Final Day
(Tor/Forge 978-0-7653-7673-2, $25.99, 352pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466851900
John Matherson #3

SF thriller, third in a series following One Second After (2009) and One Year After (2015), about the effects on the US of EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) weapons.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Those who buy into right-wing wish fulfillment fantasies will be enthralled.”

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* Hendee, Barb, & J. C. Hendee : The Dead Seekers
(Ace 978-0451469342, $27, 336pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698154469
The Dead Seekers #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series set in the same world as the authors’ long-running Noble Dead saga.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* McKinley, K. M. : The City of Ice
(Solaris 978-1781084861, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 27 Dec 2016
The Gates of the World #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Iron Ship (2015), about an ancient polar city.
• Rebellion’s site has these posts about the book.

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* Modesitt, L. E., Jr. : Recluce Tales: Stories from the World of Recluce
(Tor 978-0765386182, $27.99, 480pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765386199

Collection of 17 original stories and 4 reprints set in the world of the author’s long-running Recluce series.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Moore, James A. : The Last Sacrifice
(Angry Robot 978-0-85766-544-7, $14.99, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665454
UK edition: 9780857665430 (Thu 5 Jan 2017)
The Tides of War #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series, about a warrior who challenges his family’s selection as human sacrifices for servants of the gods.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with blurbs from Seanan McGuire and Christopher Golden.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments that Moore’s “setting, reminiscent of Scotland by way of Middle Earth, is full of angry gods and unrepentant mortals.”

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* Older, Daniel José : Battle Hill Bolero
(Roc 978-0-425-27600-6, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698166820
Bone Street Rumba #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Half-Resurrection Blues (2015) and Midnight Taxi Tango (2016), about “inbetweeners”, those who have half-resurrected from lives they no longer remember.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to a preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Fans of gritty urban fantasy and earthy characters will celebrate this satisfying conclusion to a unique series.”

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+ Pratchett, Terry : The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories
(HarperCollins/Tegen Books 978-0062653116, $18.99, 256pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062653130
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062669278

Collection of 14 children’s stories.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The UK edition was published by Doubleday in August 2016.

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* Scalzi, John : Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-812-4, $40, 144pp, hardcover, December 2016, jacket illustration Natalie Metzger)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 31 Dec 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B01NCF8YH6
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B01N5HVE30

Collection of 18 stories, first published from 1991 to 2016.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it “lighthearted and amusing”.
• The author today has this post about the audiobook edition.

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* Schauer, Bradley : Escape Velocity: American Science Fiction Film, 1950-1982
(Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-7659-0, $26.95, 288pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 2 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8195-7660-6

Nonfiction study of American SF films.
• Wesleyan’s site has this description with the Table of Contents and a Google Preview.
• There’s also a hardcover edition for $80.

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* Scull, Luke : Dead Man’s Steel
(Roc 978-0425264898, $27, 400pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101609415
The Grim Company #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Grim Company (2013) and Sword of the North (2015), set in a land where the gods have been killed by magelords and their magical troops.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “…this novel will please fantasy fans who like their protagonists to sweat, swear, bleed, and obsess about bodily functions. Scull both revels in and gently tweaks genre conventions while delivering a visceral, sometimes off-putting story.”

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+ Williams, Jen : The Iron Ghost
(Angry Robot 978-0857665799, $14.99, 512pp, trade paperback, January 2017, cover art Gene Mollica)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665805
Copper Cat #2

Heroic fantasy novel, second in a series following The Copper Promise (2016), about explorers into the magical caverns beneath the Citadel.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• The UK edition was published by Headline in August 2015.

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* Williams, Tad : The Heart of What Was Lost
(DAW 978-0756412487, $22, 224pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756412494
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524735456
Osten Ard #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series following the author’s Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy (1988-1993).
• Penguini’s site has this description with a preview function.

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