* Ambrose, E. C. : Elisha Mancer
(DAW 978-0756409289, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698188532
The Dark Apostle #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Elisha Barber (2013), Elisha Magus (2014), and Elisha Rex (2015), about witchcraft in 14th century England.
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* Beaulieu, Bradley P. : With Blood Upon the Sand
(DAW 978-0756409746, $26, 672pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698152397
The Song of Shattered Sands #2

Fantasy novel, second book in a trilogy that began with Twelve Kings of Sharakhai (2015) (with Of Sand and Malice Made, 2016, being related but not part of the trilogy), set in a great desert city rules by twelve immortal kings.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “The novel finally earns its length in a subterranean battle for control of a resurrected blood mage with a private agenda. Overall, this is an impressive performance.”

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* Blackmoore, Stephen : Hungry Ghosts
(DAW 978-0-7564-0941-8, $7.99, 288pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698197695
Eric Carter #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Dead Things (2013) and Broken Souls (2014), about a necromancer who returned to Los Angeles.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls the book “freewheeling and laced with smart-alecky banter.”

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* Clarke, Cassandra Rose : Magic of Blood and Sea
(Saga 978-1-4814-6172-6, $17.99, 544pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481461733

Omnibus volume of two young adult fantasy novels, The Assassin’s Curse (2012) and The Pirate’s Wish (2013), about a pirate princess.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google Preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the book “is replete with assassins, blood magic, manticores, talking sharks, and pretty much anything else a reader might imagine.”

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* Datlow, Ellen, ed. : Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology
(Pegasus 978-1-68177-321-6, $25.95, 336pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017

Anthology of 16 stories, mostly original, on avian themes.
• Authors include Joyce Carol Oates, Jeffrey Ford, Pat Cadigan, Richard Bowes, and Seanan McGuire.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This collection isn’t for those with delicate sensibilities; awful things happen to just about everyone, and open-ended or ambiguous conclusions may frustrate some readers. Still, it’s a thought-provoking exploration of the theme.”

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* Delany, Samuel R., edited by Kenneth R. James : In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume 1, 1957-1969
(Wesleyan University Press 978-0819570895, $40, 720pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017

First in a series of volumes covering the journals Delany wrote beginning in high school and extending to 1969 San Francisco.
• Wesleyan’s site has this description with the table of contents and blurbs from Junot Díaz and Matthew Cheney.
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* Donnelly, Lara Elena : Amberlough
(Tor 978-0-7653-8381-5, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466893412
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427291530

Alternate history spy thriller, the author’s first novel, about a double-agent trying to protect his lover as a fascist revolution rises.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Donnelly’s masterly creation is richly imagined and moves at an unchecked pace, painting a layer of sumptuous indulgence over a society of corruption, vice, and oppression.”

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* Fischl, Eric Scott : Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show
(Angry Robot 978-0857666383, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, February 2017, cover art Steven Meyer-Rassow)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666390
UK edition: 9780857666376 (Thu 2 Feb 2017)

Historical fantasy novel set in 1878 Oregon.
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* Gaiman, Neil : Norse Mythology
(Norton 978-0-393-60909-7, $25.95, 304pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017

Retelling of the Norse myths, from Odin, Thor, and Loki, to the twilight of the gods in Ragnorak.
• Norton’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “In most of the stories, a consistent dynamic rules as one god tries to get something over on another god, but novelist that he is, Gaiman also provides a dramatic continuity to these stories that takes us from the birth of the gods to their blood-soaked twilight.”

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* Gannon, Charles E. : Caine’s Mutiny
(Baen 978-1-4767-8219-5, $16, 544pp, trade paperback, February 2017, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-561-8
Caine Riordan #4

Military SF novel, fourth in a series following Fire with Fire (2013), Trial by Fire (2014), and Raising Caine (2015), about an intelligence operative battling superior aliens and traitorous corporations.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Harrison, Kim : The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death
(Simon & Schuster/Gallery 978-1-5011-0871-6, $26.99, 448pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781501108846
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781508211600
Hollows #14

Urban fantasy novel, a prequel to the thirteen-volume series that ended with The Witch With No Name (2014, HarperCollins).
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google Preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “It works well as fan service but relies heavily on the rest of the series to give its events meaning.”

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* Hurley, Kameron : The Stars Are Legion
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-4793-5, $26.99, 400pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481447959

SF novel about a war for control of a mass of world-ships called the Legion.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Hurley gives the reader little, with both protagonists unable or unwilling to explain much. As they encounter the surprising practices … among the different layers of the world-ships, the reader shares their astonishment and anxiety.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “When the two principals finally reunite, though, The Stars Are Legion finally delivers powerfully – if disturbingly – on that space opera promise.”

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* Isaacson, Nathaniel : Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction
(Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-7668-2, $24.95, 240pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8195-7669-9

Nonfiction study of Chinese science fiction, from the late Qing Dynasty through the New Culture Movement.
• Wesleyan’s site has this description with the table of contents, and blurbs from Istvan Csicsery-Ronay and others.
• There’s also a hardcover edition (978-0-8195-7667-5) for $80.
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* Jae-Jones, S. : Wintersong
(St. Martin’s Griffin/Dunne 978-1-250-07921-3, $18.99, 448pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466892040

Young adult fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about an 18-year-old girl who travels into the Underground to rescue her sister from the Goblin King.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “While Jae-Jones writes beautifully about the magic of love, the power of music, and the importance of free will, she gives short shrift to the more elementary aspects of her story…”
• Faren Miller reviews it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “Jae-Jones plays her own games by reimagining and recasting him [The Earl-King] as the heroine’s young violin-virtuoso brother (not a composer in his own right), while still invoking the full passion of the time when Baroque gave way to early Romantic – and the world changed.”

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* Mastai, Elan : All Our Wrong Todays
(Dutton 978-1-101-98513-7, $26, 384pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101985144
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524734688

Time travel novel, the author’s first novel, about a man from an alternate 2016, a techno-utopia like that imagined by 1950s SF, who becomes stranded in our own 2016.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Mastai has fun with all the usual conventions of time travel and its many paradoxes, and the cherry on top is his dialogue, reminiscent of Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
• Adrienne Martini reviews the book in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “…So I will say no more about the plot because, man, does it twist and shift in all of the best ways. This is a science fiction love story that is by turns funny and wistful and smart, while remaining fully invested in how being human feels.”

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* Sagara, Michelle : Grave
(DAW 978-0756409074, $18, 464pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101637401
Queen of the Dead #3

Young adult urban fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Silence (2011) and Touch (2014), about a girl who, following the death of her boyfriend, discovers she can contact the dead.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Savory, Brett : A Perfect Machine
(Angry Robot 978-0-85766-630-7, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666314
UK edition: 9780857666291 (Thu 2 Feb 2017)

SF novel about a future city in which Runners and Hunters stage a nightly ritual.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
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* Spencer, Wen : The Black Wolves of Boston
(Baen 978-1-4814-8246-2, $25, 480pp, hardcover, February 2017, cover art Kurt Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-559-5

Historical fantasy novel about werewolves and witches over 300 years in New Amsterdam and Boston.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Spinrad, Norman : The People’s Police
(Tor 978-0765384270, $27.99, 288pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765384294

Near-future SF novel about three people in New Orleans, a cop, a brothel owner, and a TV star/voodoo queen, whose lives come together in a TV studio.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s page has a statement from the author.
• Paul Di Filippo will review the book for Locus Online later this month.

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* Taylor, Travis S. : Kill Before Dying
(Baen 978-1-4767-8207-2, $25, 336pp, hardcover, February 2017, cover art Kurt Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-556-4
Tau Ceti #5

Military SF novel, fifth in a series following One Day on Mars (2007), The Tau Ceti Agenda (2008), One Good Soldier (2009), and Trail of Evil (2015).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Wallace, Matt : Idle Ingredients
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9003-5, $15.99, 192pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-7653-9002-8
A Sin du Jour Affair #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Envy of Angels (2015), Lustlocked (Jan. 2016), and Pride’s Spell (Jun. 2016), about a New York catering firm for the supernatural community.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “his story is darker and a bit more serious than previous installments. Wallace’s imagination is still as wonderfully twisted as ever…”

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