* Bailey, Robin Wayne, & Bryan Thomas Schmidt, eds. : Little Green Men – Attack!
(Baen 978-1-4767-8213-3, $16, 304pp, trade paperback, March 2017, cover art Dominic Harman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-567-0

Anthology of 19 mostly original stories; one story, by Robert Silverberg, is a reprint.
• Other contributors include Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Allen M. Steele, James E. Gunn, and Esther M. Friesner.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several stories.

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* Bishop, Anne : Etched in Bone
(Roc 978-0-451-47449-0, $27, 416pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698190450
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524756284
The Others #5

Fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Written in Red (2013), Murder of Crows (2014), Vision in Silver (2015), and Marked in Flesh (2016), about unearthly entities who rule the Earth and prey off humans.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “As always, Bishop spins an engrossing tale – and ultimately we get a sweet ending that those who’ve been following the series should really appreciate…”

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* Bledsoe, Alex : Gather Her Round
(Tor 978-0-7653-8334-1, $27.99, 320pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466891555
Tufa #5

Fantasy novel, fifth in a series following The Hum and the Shiver (2011), Wisp of a Thing (2013), Long Black Curl (2015), and Chapel of Ease (2016), about people descended from Irish fairies who live in Appalachia.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Bledsoe comfortably inhabits the space where rural fantasy and magic realism overlap and makes it his own.”
• Liz Bourke reviewed the book in the February issue of Locus Magazine: Gather Her Round is the fifth of these liminal Appalachian rural community fantasies, and like all of its predecessors, it’s an elegantly constructed murder ballad of a book.”

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* Briggs, Patricia : Silence Fallen
(Ace 978-0-425-28127-7, $27, 384pp, hardcover, March 2017, cover art Dan Dos Santos)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698195813
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524755768
Mercy Thompson #10

Fantasy novel, tenth 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), Night Broken (2014), and Fire Touched (2016).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Briggs delivers her usual action and danger in the 10th Mercy Thompson urban fantasy, and adds a surprising playfulness.”
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it in the February issue of Locus Magazine: “…this ends up being an entertaining adventure, the mood less fraught than in some of Mercy’s outings, with lots of little touches of humor to keep things fun.”

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* Butler, D. J. : Witchy Eye
(Baen 978-1-4767-8211-9, $25, 576pp, hardcover, March 2017, cover art Daniel Dos Santos)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-565-6

Alternate history fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about the 15-year-old daughter of an Appalachian war hero in a world where magic works and the emperor controls dragons, shapeshifters, and the undead.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Sarah is the epitome of the downtrodden hero who refuses to give up until she gets what she needs, and her story will appeal to fantasy readers of all stripes.”

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* Christopher, Adam : Standard Hollywood Depravity
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9183-4, $14.99, 144pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765391827
Ray Electromatic Mysteries #3

SF novel, third in a trilogy following Brisk Money and Made to Kill, about the world’s last robot, a former private investigator now turned hit-man.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “For series fans and noir readers who consider the journey more important than the destination, there’s enough here to satisfy.”

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* Claycomb, Ann : The Mermaid’s Daughter
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0062560681, $15.99, 448pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062560698
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062673718

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, retelling Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”, about a 25-year-old opera singer in Boston haunted by phantom pain in her feet.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.

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* Fortune, Margaret : Archangel
(DAW 978-0756412937, $25, 464pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698197817
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780451486639
Spectre War #2

Young adult SF novel, second in a series following Nova (2015), about a young woman who realizes she is a genetically engineered time bomb.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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+ Hamilton, Alwyn : Traitor to the Throne
(Viking 978-0451477859, $18.99, 528pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698411708
Rebel of the Sands #2

Young adult fantasy novel, sequel to Rebel of the Sands, about a 16-year-old girl fighting to liberate her desert nation.
• The UK edition was published in February.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Hamilton successfully mingles romance with thrilling stakes, and hints at a welcome sequel.”

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+ Henderson, Randy : Smells Like Finn Spirit
(Tor 978-0765378125, $29.99, 448pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466859159
The Familia Arcana #3

Fantasy novel, final book in a series following Finn Fancy Necromancy (2015) and Bigfootloose and Finn Fancy Free (2016), about a man returning to the real world about 25 years imprisonment in the Fey otherworld.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Kalfar, Jaroslav : Spaceman of Bohemia
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-27343-5, $26, 288pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316273404
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478938750

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about the first Czech astronaut on a trip to Venus, where he conducts philosophical conversations with a possibly imaginary giant spider.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Written in an erudite comic style, the novel boldly switches tones like a spacesuit built for multiple planetary atmospheres: from the historical to the domestic, from out-of-this-world fables to brutal terrestrial reality.”

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* La Farge, Paul : The Night Ocean
(Penguin 978-1-101-98108-5, $27, 400pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101981108

Alternate history novel about a psychiatrist pursuing the disappearance of her husband, who was obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft’s association with a gay teenage fan in Florida.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review signed by Peter Cannon: “Like Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu,” the novel consists of several sub-narratives, ranging widely in time and place. But instead of a revelation about humanity’s diminished place in an impersonal universe, La Farge delivers insights into the human need to believe in stories and the nature of literary fame, while consistently upsetting readers’ expectations.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the March issue of Locus Magazine: The Night Ocean is a fabulous novel, in the quite literal meaning of that: it’s about tricksters and literary hoaxes and secret identities, but it’s really about the fables we make to construct, or discover, or invent ourselves, and about how much we can really get away with.”

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* Maresca, Marshall Ryan : The Holver Alley Crew
(DAW 978-0756412609, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756412616
Streets of Maradaine #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series paralleling two other series also set in the port city of Maradaine, about two brothers who fall back on thievery following a fire that destroys their shop.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* McClellan, Brian : Sins of Empire
(Orbit 978-0316407212, $26, 624pp, hardcover, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316375122
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478929345
Gods of Blood and Powder #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series set in the same world as the author’s Powder Mage trilogy, set in the capital city of a young nation where insurrection threatens.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
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* McGuire, Seanan : Magic for Nothing
(DAW 978-0-7564-1039-1, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698183544
InCryptid #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Discount Armageddon (2012), Midnight Blue-Light Special (2013), Half-Off Ragnorak (2014), Pocket Apocalypse (2015), and Chaos Choreography (2016), about a crytozoologist who’d rather study ballroom dancing than the monsters of the world.

Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Carolyn Cushman reviews it in the March issue of Locus Magazine: “…it all comes together for a lot of fast-paced, goofy fun.”

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* Palmer, Ada : Seven Surrenders
(Tor 978-0-7653-7802-6, $26.99, 400pp, hardcover, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466858756
Terra Ignota #2

SF novel, second in a series following Too Like the Lightning (2016), about a far future in which a convict works as a spiritual counselor as part of a conspiracy to maintain global stability.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Where Palmer succeeds is in her rich description of a world where sexuality is an intrinsic part of politics and gender is an archaic, dying construct, as well as her allusions to breaking the connection between church and state despite those who cling to religious fervor.”

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* Rieder, John : Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System
(Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-7716-0, $22.95, 224pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8195-7717-7

Nonfiction study about how science fiction and other genres are distinct from classical genres such as the epic, tragedy, comedy, satire, etc.
• Wesleyan’s site has this description with blurbs from Mark Bould, Sherryl Vint, and others, and the table of contents.
• There’s also a hardcover edition (978-0819577153) for $75.

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* Sparks, Cat : Lotus Blue
(Skyhorse/Talos Press 978-1-940456-70-6, $15.99, 388pp, trade paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781940456737

Post-apocalyptic SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a caravan crossing a barren desert world littered with ancient war machines.
• Talos’ site has this description with blurbs from Peter Watts, Jack Dann, and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The mood is relentlessly bleak.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the March issue of Locus Magazine, noting the inevitable Mad Max comparisons: “her fine first novel Lotus Blue, set in a far future Australian wasteland, is as evocative of Terry Dowling’s Rynosseros stories, with their neat sandships, or even of David R. Bunch’s surreal Moderan stories, as it is of George Miller’s monster truck rallies. The setting, in fact, is violent and inventive enough that it almost serves as an additional character…”

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* Wells, Alex : Hunger Makes the Wolf
(Angry Robot 978-0857666444, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Mar 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666451
UK edition: 9780857666437 (Thu 2 Mar 2017)

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about an orphan member of a mercenary bike troop on a desert world run by a company with a monopoly on interstellar travel.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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