* Britain, Kristen : Firebrand
(DAW 978-0-7564-0880-0, $29, 816pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698135079
Green Rider #6

Fantasy novel, sixth in the series that began with The Green Rider (1998) and continued with First Rider’s Call (2003), The High King’s Tomb (2007), Blackveil (2011), and Mirror Sight (2014), about an elite group of messengers for the king who now face a threat from dark magicians.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Despite its heft, the pages fly by in this dramatic tale.”
• Carolyn Cushman reviews it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “There are other plot lines as well, making a seriously complicated mix that takes a while to get moving, but in masterly fashion, Britain ultimately manages to bring the major plotlines together in a big battle.”

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* Broaddus, Maurice : The Voices of Martyrs
(Rosarium Publishing 978-0-9967692-5-9, $14.95, 168pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017

Collection of stories.
• Rosarium’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The lush, descriptive prose tantalizes all the senses, drawing the reader into a rich world spanning both miles and centuries. Hints of magic in both the past and present, as well as the science fiction elements of the future stories, make this an exciting exploration of genre as well as culture.”

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* Dawidziak, Mark : Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone
(St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne 978-1-250-08237-4, $26.99, 352pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250082381

Nonfiction guide to life lessons that might learned from Rod Serling early 1960s anthology TV show.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Making references to the online gaming site Pogo, It’s a Wonderful Life, and his own personal life, Dawidziak draws readers in with a friendly tone that’s inviting even to the uninitiated.”

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* Hoover, P. J. : Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World
(Tor/Starscape 978-0765390820, $16.99, 336pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765390844
King Tut #2

Middle-grade fantasy novel, second of a series following Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life (2014), in which King Tut lives as an eighth-grader in modern-day Washington DC.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Kadrey, Richard : The Wrong Dead Guy
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-238957-2, $24.99, 432pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062389596
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062659859
Another Coop Heist #2

Supernatural fantasy novel, second in a series following The Everything Box, about a contemporary thief who comes into possession of a device lost by an angel who’d meant to destroy the world.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, Kadrey’s “his plotting is as deft as ever, weaving eight broad story arcs into one overarching narrative that’s entertainingly unpredictable…”
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “This tornado-cum-whirlpool of comedic insanity blends together into a very satisfactory and surprising escapade. Kadrey juggles everything like a six-armed master, dovetailing all the loose bits you swear could not be connected.”

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* Kiernan, Caitlín R. : Agents of Dreamland
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9432-3, $11.99, 128pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-7653-9431-6

Horror novella about a Salton Sea cult promising transcendence, and a NASA interplanetary probe that loses contact with Earth.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Kiernan’s subtly haunting voice draws the reader in, and her work demands a close reading as well as requiring some familiarity with the conventions of dark fantasy and horror.”

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* Latham, Rob, ed. : Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings
(Bloomsbury Academic 978-1474248617, $39.95, 592pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 23 Feb 2017

Anthology of previously-published essays of science fiction criticism.
• Contributors include Hugo Gernsback, Robert A. Heinlein, Bruce Sterling, J.G. Ballard, Samuel R. Delany, Darko Suvin, Joanna Russ, Fredric Jameson, Philip K. Dick, Vernor Vinge, and many others.
• There’s also a hardcover edition (978-1474248624) for $128.
• Bloomsbury’s site has this description with the complete table of contents.

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* Lewis, Erika : Game of Shadows
(Tor 978-0-7653-8138-5, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466881525

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a man who can see ghosts racing to save his world from a terrible fate.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…there’s plenty of exciting action throughout, but the main characters get mysterious help each time they’re threatened.”

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* Marr, Melissa : One Blood Ruby
(HarperCollins 978-0062084163, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062084187
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062661586
Seven Black Diamonds #2

Young adult fantasy novel, sequel to Seven Black Diamonds (2015), about a half-human, half-fae daughter of a powerful crime lord.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Martinez, Juan : Best Worst American
(Small Beer Press 978-1618731241, $16, 240pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618731258

Collection of 24 stories.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with the table of contents, and blurbs from A.M. Dellamonica, Kelly Link, and others.

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* Millet, Lydia : The Bodies of the Ancients
(Small Beer Press/Big Mouth House 978-1618731289, $16.95, 256pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618731296
Dissenters #3

Young adult novel, third in a trilogy about the Sykes children following The Fires Beneath the Sea (2011) and The Shimmers in the Night (2012).
• Small Beer’s site has this description.
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* Nix, Garth : Frogkisser!
(Scholastic Press 978-1-338-05208-4, $18.99, 384pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B01J4AYVGU
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1524702007

Young adult fantasy novel about a princess who flees her evil stepmother and embarks on a quest.
• Scholastic’s site has this brief description and this podcaster.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Well-developed characters, an unfailing sense of humor, and polished prose make Nix’s uproarious adventure a pleasure to read.”

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+ Reynolds, Alastair : Revenger
(Orbit 978-0-316-55556-2, $14.99, 432pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316555623
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478947844

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

Far future SF novel about about a spaceship searching for ancient relics and artifacts in the solar system.
• Hachette’s site has this description
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This is a remarkably creative, resonant space opera.”
• Gary K. Wolfe’s review for Locus Magazine is posted here: Revenger is tremendous fun, with perhaps the most linear, straightforward, and kinetic plot of all Reynolds’s novels.”

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* Skovron, Jon : Bane and Shadow
(Orbit 978-0316268141, $9.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316268172
The Empire of Storms #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Hope and Red (2016), about two orphaned children who team up to take down a fracturing empire.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a
starred review: “Skovron’s eye for characterization and situations is exceptional, raising this from a fun ninja and pirate mash-up to a compelling coming-of-age yarn that genuinely merits a multivolume treatment.”

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* Wendig, Chuck : Thunderbird
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-4871-0, $27.99, 336pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481448734
Miriam Black #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Blackbirds (May 2012), Mockingbird (Sep. 2012), and The Cormorant (2014), about a woman who perceives the future death of anyone she touches.
• The earlier books were published by Angry Robot.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “This gritty, full-throttle series is what urban fantasy is all about, with bitter humor rounding out lyrical writing.”

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