Anders, Charlie Jane : All the Birds in the Sky
(Tor 978-0765379955, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017

(First edition: Tor, January 2016)

SF/fantasy novel, the author’s first genre novel, about two childhood friends, one with magical powers and the other the inventor of a time machine.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe’s review from Locus Magazine is posted here: All the Birds in the Sky is one of the most surprising novels I’ve read this year, and for the most part one of the most delightful.”
• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Hugo and Nebula awards, and won this year’s Crawford Award.

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Armstrong, Kelley : Forest of Ruin
(HarperCollins 978-0062071316, $9.99, 448pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017
Age of Legends #3

(First edition: HarperCollins, April 2016)

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Sea of Shadows (2014) and Empire of Night (2015), about twin sisters who are the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood.
• HarperCollins’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Bauers, W. C. : Indomitable
(Tor 978-0765375452, $17.99, 368pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017
The Chronicles of Promise Paen #2

(First edition: Tor, July 2016)

Military SF novel, second in a series following Unbreakable (2015), about a female space marine.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Belcher, R. S. : The Brotherhood of the Wheel
(Tor 978-0765380296, $17.99, 416pp, trade paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Mar 2017
Brotherhood #1

(First edition: Tor, March 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a secret society of truckers.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Faren Miller reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Brotherhood never entirely yields to the lure of Americana, pop cultures, or regional cuisines. Deeper, older currents of dark fantasy and myth run through the book: the Forest and the Horned God; the Triune Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone).”

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Campbell, Jack : The Lost Stars: Shattered Spear
(Ace 978-0425272282, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, March 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
The Lost Stars #4

(First edition: Ace, May 2016)

Military SF novel, fourth in a new sequence related to his “Lost Fleet” series, following Tarnished Knight (2012), Perilous Sword (2013), and Imperfect Sword (2014) set on the Syndicate World of Midway.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author is John G. Hemry writing as Jack Campbell.

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Cherryh, C. J. : Visitor
(DAW 978-0756412081, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017
Foreigner #17

(First edition: DAW, April 2016)

SF novel, 17th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), Intruder (2012), Protector (2013), Peacemaker (2014), and Tracker (2015).
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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King, Stephen : End of Watch
(Simon & Schuster/Scribner 978-1501134135, $9.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, February 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
Bill Hodges #3

(First edition: Simon & Schuster/Scribner, June 2016)

Supernatural thriller, third in a trilogy following Mr. Mercedes (2014) and Finders Keepers (2015), about a brain injury patient who acquires deadly new powers.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.

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Martinez, A. Lee : The Last Adventure of Constance Verity
(Saga Press 978-1481443524, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017

(First edition: S&S/Saga, July 2016)

Fantasy novel about a super-heroine who is tired of saving the world and looking forward to becoming ordinary.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.

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Olde Heuvelt, Thomas : HEX
(Tor 978-0765378811, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017

(First edition: Tor, April 2016)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a Hudson Valley town haunted by a cursed 17th-century woman.
• The book was first published in Dutch in 2013; the translator here is Nancy Forest-Flier.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Riggs, Ransom : Library of Souls
(Quirk Books 978-1594749315, $11.99, 464pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017
Miss Peregrine #3

(First edition: Quirk, September 2015)

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011) and Hollow City (2014), about a boy’s search for his grandfather’s childhood home, as inspired by vintage photographs.
• The publisher’s site has this page for the book.

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Seay, Martin : The Mirror Thief
(Melville House 978-1612195599, $17.99, 592pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017

(First edition: Melville House, May 2016)

Historical supernatural thriller, the author’s first novel, about the invention of mirrors in 16th century Venice with parallel stories in 1958 Venice Beach, California, and present day Venice casino in Las Vegas.
• The publisher’s site has this description, which compares it to David Mitchell and Umberto Eco.

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Smaill, Anna : The Chimes
(Quercus 978-1681445328, $16.99, 304pp, trade paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Apr 2017

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a young orphan arriving in London in an era following a brutal civil war.
• Quercus’ US site has this description.
• The first edition was published in the UK by Sceptre in 2015, and was longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.
• The book won last year’s World Fantasy Award.

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Stewart, Alex : Shooting the Rift
(BAEN 978-1481482417, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, April 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017

(First edition: Baen, April 2016)

Space opera SF novel, the author’s first novel under his own name, about a man cast out by his family who becomes caught up in an interstellar war.
Stewart wrote a number Warhammer 40,000 novels under the pseudonym Sandy Mitchell.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online.

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