Bishop, Anne : Marked in Flesh
(Roc 978-0451474483, $8.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
The Others #4

(First edition: Roc, March 2016)

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Written in Red (2013), Murder of Crows (2014), and Vision in Silver (2015), about unearthly entities who rule the Earth and prey off humans.
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Briggs, Patricia : Fire Touched
(Ace 978-0425256299, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Mercy Thompson #9

(First edition: Ace, March 2016)

Fantasy novel, ninth in a series about Mercy Thompson, a coyote shapeshifter who’s also a car mechanic, following Moon Called (2006), Blood Bound (2007), Iron Kissed (2008), Bone Crossed (2009), Silver Borne (2010), River Marked (2011), Frost Burned (2013), and Night Broken (2014).
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Carriger, Gail : Imprudence
(Orbit 978-0316212205, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
The Custard Protocol #2

(First edition: Orbit, July 2016)

Steampunk fantasy novel set in the Victorian London world of the author’s Parasol Protectorate series (Soulless (2009), etc.), second in a series following Prudence (2015).
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Harris, Charlaine : Night Shift
(Ace 978-0425263235, $9.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Midnight, Texas #3

(First edition: Ace, May 2016)

Fantasy novel, third of a trilogy following Midnight Crossroad (2014) and Day Shift (2015), about the residents of a small Texas town, who have various paranormal powers.
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Hines, Jim C. : Revisionary
(DAW 978-0756409715, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Magic Ex Libris #4

(First edition: DAW, February 2016)

Humorous fantasy novel, fourth of a series following Libromancer (2012), Codex Born (2013), and Unbound (2015), about a magician with the ability to draw forth objects from books.
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Jones, Stephen Graham : Mongrels
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0062412706, $14.99, 320pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jan 2017

(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, May 2016)

Horror novel about a boy coming to terms with his itinerant uncle and aunt as they travel across the South.
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• John Langan reviews it last year in Locus Magazine: “The novel’s surprises continue to the very end, when it opens outward in unexpected and startling ways. One of the books of the year, Mongrels doesn’t linger in the mind: it races through it, eyes bright with the moon, breath hot in its mouth, paws thudding over the forest floor.”

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Kadrey, Richard : The Perdition Score
(Harper Voyager 978-0062373274, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Feb 2017
Sandman Slim #8

(First edition: Harper Voyager, June 2016)

Urban fantasy thriller, eighth in a series following Sandman Slim (2009), Kill the Dead (2010), Aloha from Hell (2011), Devil Said Bang (2012), Kill City Blues (2013), The Getaway God (2014), and Killing Pretty (2015), about James Stark, hit man from Hell.
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Lyris, Sonia Orin : The Seer
(Baen 978-1481482370, $7.99, 928pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Seer #1

(First edition: Baen, March 2016)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about a poor young woman who visions make her key to her ruler’s ambitions.
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• Tom Whitmore reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “It’s a big, ambitious, well-done medieval-style fantasy, and definitely not for everyone. If you’re the right person, it’s a difficult book to stop reading, because Lyris has an excellent ability to make the story flow.”

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McAuley, Paul : Into Everywhere
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473203990, £8.99, 432pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 9 Feb 2017

(First edition: UK: Orion/Gollancz, April 2016)

SF novel, sequel to Something Coming Through (2015), about aliens, the Jackaroo, who have provided humanity with technology to access other worlds.
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McIntosh, Will : Burning Midnight
(Random House/Ember 978-0553534139, $9.99, 320pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017

(First edition: Delacorte, February 2016)

Young adult SF novel about mysterious colored spheres that bestow various effects depending on their color, and a reseller of these spheres who comes across an unprecendented gold one.
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• The Publishers Weekly review called it “an impressive YA debut” by the heretofore adult SF author.

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Neuvel, Sylvain : Sleeping Giants
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-1101886717, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jan 2017
Themis Files #1

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, April 2016)

SF novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about the investigation into a giant metal hand found underground in South Dakota.
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North, Claire : The Sudden Appearance of Hope
(Orbit/Redhook 978-0316335966, $15.99, 512pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jan 2017

(First edition: Orbit/Redhook, May 2016)

Fantasy novel about a girl named Hope whom no one remembers meeting.
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Palmer, Ada : Too Like the Lightning
(Tor 978-0765378019, $15.99, 448pp, trade paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Jan 2017
Terra Ignota #1

(First edition: Tor, May 2016)

SF novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about a 25th century convict who works as a spiritual counselor in a society that has outlawed public practice of religion.
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• The next book, Seven Surrenders, is due in March.

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Pratchett, Terry, & Stephen Baxter : The Long Cosmos
(Harper 978-0062297389, $9.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Long Earth #5

(First edition: Harper, June 2016)

SF novel, fifth and final book in the series following The Long Earth (2012), The Long War (2013), The Long Mars (2014), and The Long Utopia (2015), in which post-humanity receives a message with instruction to build an immense artificial intelligence.
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Sullivan, Michael J. : Age of Myth
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-1101965351, $9.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, January 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Jan 2017
Legends of the First Empire #1

(First edition: Del Rey, June 2016)

Epic fantasy novel, first in a series of five, about a race of gods, the Fhrey, worshipped by humans until one of the gods is killed by a human.
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