+ Aaronovitch, Ben : The Hanging Tree
(DAW 978-0-7564-0967-8, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698151970
Rivers of London #6

First US edition (UK: Orion/Gollancz, October 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Midnight Riot (UK title Rivers of London), Moon Over Soho (both 2011), Whispers Under Ground (2012), Broken Homes (2013), and Foxglove Summer (2015), about a London police officer who can speak to the dead.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it “another superior blend of mystery and wry humor.”

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* Dyer, Thoraiya : Crossroads of Canopy
(Tor 978-0-7653-8592-5, $25.99, 336pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765385932
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427287694
Titan’s Forest Trilogy #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a trilogy, about thirteen cities in a forest canopy rules by gods and goddesses.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “An ambitious young woman fiercely chases her destiny through an enormous, lush forest in Dyer’s superb, epic, and hypnotic debut…”
• Faren Miller reviewed it in the December issue of Locus Magazine: “For her striking first novel Crossroads of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer reworks the stuff of epic fantasy in ways that seem organic, rooted in the natural world but just as true to human experience.”

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* Gladstone, Max : Bookburners
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481485579, $34.99, 800pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017

Urban fantasy novel, released earlier online, about agents tracking down book containing deadly magic.
• It’s created by Gladstone and co-written by him, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and Brian Francis Slattery.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• There’s also a trade paperback edition for $21.99.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it a ” perfectly fluffy urban fantasy yarn.”
• N.K. Jemisin just reviewed it in the New York Times: “Probably ideal for commuters looking for pleasant popcorn reading to start or end the day.”

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* Goodman, Alison : The Dark Days Pact
(Penguin/Viking 978-0670785483, $18.99, 496pp, hardcover, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101592045
Lady Helen #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series following The Dark Days Club (Australia 2015, US 2016), about a young woman in 1812 England battling energy-wielding Deceivers.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description, which calls it “a smashing combination of Buffy and Jane Austen,” with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a starred review: “a delicious collision of Regency romance and dark fantasy.”

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* Goodwin, Matthew David, ed. : Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction & Fantasy
(Wings Press 978-1-60940-524-3, $16.95, 272pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 18 Jan 2017

Anthology of sf and fantasy stories by Latino and Latina writers living in the United States.
• Authors include Kathleen Alcalá, Ernest Hogan, Junot Díaz, Carmen Maria Machado, and Daniel José Older.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls the book an “eloquent anthology of intimate pieces, with the speculative elements often serving as background, support, or mirror.”

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* Lafferty, Mur : Six Wakes
(Orbit 978-0-316-38968-6, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316389662
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478913474

SF adventure novel about clones of the murdered crew search for their killer.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This space-based locked-room murder mystery explores complex technological and moral issues in a way that’s certain to earn it a spot on award ballots.”
• Cory Doctorow reviews it today on Boing Boing: “This is a great book with so much going for it: clever structure, wonderful characters, and a fiendishly clever puzzle that you’ll roll over in your mind for months after you close the covers.”

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* Okorafor, Nnedi : Binti: Home
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9311-1, $14.99, 176pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765393104
Binti #2

Sf novella, sequel to the Hugo and Nebula-winning Binti (2015), in which Binti returns to Earth with her friend Okwu.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the January issue of Locus Magazine: “moves Binti’s story far beyond the more conventional space adventure with which it began.”

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* Shearin, Lisa : The Ghoul Vendetta
(Ace 978-1-101-98940-1, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101989418
SPI Files #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Grendel Affair (2014), The Dragon Conspiracy (2015), and The Brimstone Deception (2016), about a Seer for the Supernatural Protection & Investigations agency in New York City.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Shearin delivers a pulpy good time for undemanding readers.”

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