* Adams, John Joseph, ed. : Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-3502-4, $29.99, 368pp, hardcover, April 2017, cover illustration Chris Foss)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481435031

Anthology of 18 far-future SF stories, of which 12 appear to be original to this book.
• Authors include Charlie Jane Anders, Becky Chambers, Adam-Troy Castro with Judi B. Castro, Karl Schroeder, and Linda Nagata.
• There’s a simultaneous trade paperback edition (978-1481435017).
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “Designed to capture the cosmic scale of superpowered space comics in prose, this collection lands the cosmic element, though it’s hit-or-miss with the grandiosity.”
• Rich Horton reviews it in the April issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending the stories by Charlie Jane Anders and Tobias Buckell.

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* Armstrong, Kelley : Missing
(Crown 978-0-399-55032-4, $17.99, 377pp, hardcover, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780399550348

Young adult thriller about a teenaged girl who suspects there’s something mysterious about the many teens who leave town each year, never to return.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “There are enough twists to keep any suspense fan happy, but it’s the deeper theme of trying to disentangle oneself from the place society says you belong that resonates strongest.”

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* Carr, Viola : The Dastardly Miss Lizzie
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-236312-1, $15.99, 464pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062363138
Electric Empire #3

Steampunk fantasy novel, third in a series after The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Feb. 2015) and The Devious Dr. Jekyll (Oct. 2015).
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Carr’s knack for atmospheric storytelling and fast pacing keeps things rocketing along toward an explosive, bloody resolution, and the dueling voices of Eliza and Lizzie give the tale a unique set of perspectives.”

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* Clark, D. Nolan : Forgotten Worlds
(Orbit 978-0316355773, $16.99, 624pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316355742
The Silence #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Forsaken Skies (2016), about a Navy war hero who confronts an invading alien armada.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Golden, Christopher : Ararat
(St. Martin’s 978-1-250-11705-2, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250117069

Supernatural fantasy novel about the discovery of a cave inside Mount Ararat.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “While the contours of the story line will be familiar to genre fans, Golden makes them feel fresh through solid prose, effective characterizations, and a willingness not to pull any plot punches.”

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* James, Elliott : Legend Has It
(Orbit 978-0316302371, $15.99, 448pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316302364
Pax Arcana #5

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Charming (2013), Daring (2014), Fearless (2015), and In Shining Armor (2016), about a cursed prince named John Charming.
• Hachette’s site has this description.

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* Johnson, Jeremy Robert : Entropy in Bloom
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-895-8, $25.99, 280pp, hardcover, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017

Collection of 16 stories, one of them original to this book.
• Night Shade’s site has this descripton with blurbs from Chuck Palahniuk and others.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Horror fans will find much to chew on, and these stories will certainly reach a wider audience. Johnson deserves to be a household name, as this superb collection makes clear.”

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* Kent, Lester : The Seventh Sun
(Forge 978-0-7653-8222-1, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466886575

Ecologically thriller, the author’s first novel, about a global conspiracy to conceal an underwater threat to aquatic life.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Lester has a confident voice that works as well for delivering business and technical plot concepts as it does for action sequences…”

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* Samatar, Sofia : Tender: Stories
(Small Beer Press 978-161873-126-5, $24, 273pp, hardcover, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618731272

Collection of 20 stories, two of them original to this book, divided into two groups, “Tender Bodies” and “Tender Landscapes”.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with blurbs and the table of contents.
• The publication date on the Amazon page is incorrect; the book was available last week.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The theme of this provocative collection, including the far-future dystopian vision of “Fallow,” is most clearly evident in “A Girl Who Comes Out of a Chamber at Regular Intervals,” a scalding too-near-future indictment of a culture rushing headlong to embrace the mixed contents of the Pandora’s box of communication technology.”

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* Shea, Kieran : Off Rock
(Titan 978-1785653384, $14.95, 240pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017

Humorous SF novel about a bank heist set in space.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Strahan, Jonathan, ed. : The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven
(Solaris 978-1781085622, $19.99, 500pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781849979337

Anthology of 28 science fiction and fantasy stories first published in 2016.
• Authors include Nina Allan, Alex Irvine, Rich Larson, Ken Liu, Ian R. MacLeod, Sam J. Miller, and Lavie Tidhar.
• Rebellion’s site has this description of the UK edition.
• Jonathan Strahan has this post listing the complete table of contents.

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* Wolf, Deborah A. : The Dragon’s Legacy
(Titan 978-1-78565-107-6, $24.95, 320pp, hardcover, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Apr 2017
Dragon’s Legacy #1

Fantasy novel, first of a trilogy and the author’s first novel, about a desert tribe dreamshifter protecting her daughter from assassins.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Wolf’s opulent visual imagination and sly humor thoroughly overcome a slow start and some other pacing issues.”

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