* Beagle, Peter S. : In Calabria
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-248-7, $19.95, 176pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017

Short fantasy novel about unicorns appearing to a lonely man in southern Italy.
• Tachyon’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Beagle’s kindly fable shows how a man who seems to have nothing can really have everything—with just a touch of magic.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “…even if In Calabria is a fairly slight contribution to the Beagle cannon, the lovely, modulated language and the underlying compassion for people with small dreams who find themselves confronted with big ones remains intact.”

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* Brodsky, Jordanna Max : Winter of the Gods
(Orbit 978-0-316-38591-6, $26, 480pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
Olympus Bound #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Immortals (2016), about the Greek gods living in contemporary New York City.
• Orbit’s site has this post about the book with a link to book site OlympusBound.com with a video and an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This is a satisfying adventure that remains true to the spirit of the original myths while granting them several millennia of weight, consequence, and even regret.”

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* Carey, Jacqueline : Miranda and Caliban
(Tor 978-0-7653-8679-3, $25.99, 352pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765386809

Fantasy retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The foreordained pattern of the play mixes beautifully with Carey’s intricate characterization and eye for sensory detail, building mercilessly to dazzling, and devastating, tragic effect.”
• Faren Miller reviews it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “This version of The Tempest explores new territory on Prospero’s isle, since most of it occurs before the play begins.”

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* Danielewski, Mark Z. : The Familiar: Volume 4: Hades
(Random House/Pantheon 978-0375715006, $26.95, 880pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017

Fourth volume in an Experimental metafictional novel, following One Rainy Day in May (May 2015), Into the Forest (Oct. 2015), and Honeysuckle & Pain (2016), about nine characters in various countries
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Duncan, Dave : Portal of a Thousand Worlds
(Open Road 978-1-5040-3875-1, $18.99, 482pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017

Alternate history fantasy novel set in a 19th century Imperial China.
• Open Road’s site has this description.
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• The Publishers Weekly review says that Duncan “does a better job than most in his genre at creatively restructuring historical gender roles, and his bone-dry wit is at the top of its class.”

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* Erickson, Steve : Shadowbahn
(Blue Rider Press 978-0-7352-1201-5, $27, 320pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780735212039

Literary alternative history novel in which the Twin Towers reappear in South Dakota 20 years after 9/11.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with numerous blurbs and quotes from reviews
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Unusually structured and daringly written, Erickson’s gem of a novel is equally challenging and rewarding, spinning out thread after thread of story before skillfully tying them together in a satisfying climax.”

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* Hand, Elizabeth : Fire
(PM Press 978-1-62963-234-6, $13, 111pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 10 Feb 2017

Short collection of fiction and nonfiction in the publisher’s “Outspoken Authors” series. The title story is original.
• The publisher’s site has this description.

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* James, Vic : Gilded Cage
(Del Rey 978-0-425-28415-5, $20, 368pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780425284131
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524722982
Dark Gifts #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first book in a series, about magical aristocrats in modern England.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Brisk plotting, sympathetic characters, and plenty of intrigue will keep readers on the edges of their seats, eager for the next book in a very promising series.”

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* Jordan, Sophie : Rise of Fire
(HarperTeen 978-0062377678, $17.99, 304pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062377692
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062661234
Reign of Shadows #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series following Reign of Shadows (2016).
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* Saunders, George : Lincoln in the Bardo
(Random House 978-0-8129-9534-3, $28, 368pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780812995350
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780553397574

Literary fantasy novel, the first novel by an author known for short fiction, about Abraham Lincoln’s grief over the death of his 11-year-old son.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Two sad strains, the spirits’ stubborn, nostalgic attachment to the world of the living and Lincoln’s monumental sorrow, make up a haunting American ballad that will inspire increased devotion among Saunders’s admirers.”

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* Tem, Steve Rasnic : Ubo
(Solaris 978-1781085110, $14.99, 320pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
UK edition: 978-1781085103 (Thu 9 Feb 2017)

SF/horror novel about a resident of a prsion or camp called Ubo where he is forced to portray various figures from Earth’s violent history.
• Solaris’ site has this post about the book.
Locus Online Roundtable posted Tem’s The Long Gestation Period of UBO in January.

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* Wells, Dan : Ones and Zeroes
(Harpercollins/Balzer + Bray 978-0062347909, $17.99, 416pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062347923
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062661258
Mirador #2

Young adult SF novel, second in a series following Bluescreen (2016), set in 2050 Los Angeles where everyone can be online 24 hours a day via a device, a djinni, implanted in their head.
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