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Weekly Bestsellers, 3 November

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia Jr., and Linda Antonsson (Bantam), enters the USA Today list this week, and still ranks high after several weeks on all the Amazon lists.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.09
WP
11.02
LAT
11.02
USAT
10.26
PW
11.03
Amz
(11.03)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.03)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.03)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 11       33 +3   x   xxx..
Faber, The Book of Strange New Things 11.03.14 / 1           81 ++    
Gibson, The Peripheral 11.03.14 / 1               90 ++
Hamilton, The Abyss Beyond Dreams 11.03.14 / 1       148 ++        
King, Revival 10.20.14 / 3           16 +34 51 +39 28 +34
Martin, The Ice Dragon 10.17.06 / 3 5 +              
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 4       134 ++   4 +3 11 +2 3 -1
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks 09.01.14 / 10 xxx xxx.. 12 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rice, Prince Lestat 11.03.14 / 1           33 ++    
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 110 10 =     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 63     xxx.. 88 -21 11 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 18     x 102 -15 6 +1 xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 130 xxx..   xxx.. 70 -10 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things 10.13.14 / 4           43 -23   17 +5
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King 10.20.14 / 2     15 +          
Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue 11.03.14 / 1         14 ++      
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 6 15 -3     xxx.. xxx..      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.09
WP
11.02
LAT
11.02
USAT
10.26
PW
11.03
Amz
(11.03)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.03)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.03)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 32     x 11 -2 7 -1 70 -10 x xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 6       95 -13   40 -2 45 -4 35 -1
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 17 xxx..   3 +       28 -9  
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 44     xx 34 -1 5 = xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 190 19 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 32       xxx..   xxx..   79 -10
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 73 xxx..   xxx.. 94 -28 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.09
WP
11.02
LAT
11.02
USAT
10.26
PW
11.03
Amz
(11.03)
UK:
Amz UK
(11.03)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(11.03)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

New Books, October Supplemental

* Aguirre, Forrest : Heraclix and Pomp
(Underland Press 978-1-63023-001-2, $24.95, 296pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Oct 2014

Fantasy novel about a man-like golem and a time-bending fairy traveling through Europe in the 18th century, exploring ideas of identity and immortality.
• The publisher’s site has this description.

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* Alexander, Maria : Mr. Wicker
(Raw Dog Screaming 978-1-935738-66-4, $14.95, 236pp, trade paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014

Fantasy novel about a woman who commits suicide and finds herself before the master of the Library of Lost Chilhood Memories.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Illness, loss, and heartache color this splendid, bittersweet ode to the ghosts of childhood.”

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* Allen, Mike, & Anita Allen, eds. : Mythic Delirium
(Antimatter Press 978-0-9889124-3-4, $14.95, 176pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 1 Oct 2014

Anthology of stories and poems reprinted from the first year of online ‘zine Mythic Delirium.
• Authors include Marie Brennan, Sonya Taaffe, Jane Yolen, Mari Ness, Yoon Ha Lee, Beth Cato, and Ken Liu.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Rich word choices and settings that blend speculative concepts with quotidian reality highlight this stellar anthology of prose and poetry from well-known editor Mike Allen and his wife and copublisher, Anita Allen.”

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* Allen, Mike : Unseaming
(Antimatter 978-0-9889124-1-0, $15.95, 224pp, trade paperback, October 2014, cover art Danielle Tunstall)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Oct 2014

Collection of 14 stories, the author’s debut short fiction collection, with an introduction by Laird Barron.
• The publisher’s site has this description, with blurbs from Thomas Ligotti, Gemma Files, and John Langan.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Never obvious, sometimes impenetrable, Allen’s stories deliver solid shivering terror tinged with melancholy sorrow over the fragility of humankind.”

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* Anderson, Kevin J., & Keith J. Olexa, eds. : A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories
(Wordfire 978-1-61475-202-8, $16.99, 306pp, trade paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 28 Jul 2014

Anthology of 14 original stories about the Christmas season.
• Authors include Mercedes Lackey, Mike Resnick, Eric James Stone, Patricia Briggs, and Brad R. Torgersen.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “And what holiday collection would be complete without zombies and possessed pigs attacking as the innocent sit down to their Christmas feasts? This is the perfect escape for weary holiday shoppers.”

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* Bradley, Darin : Chimpanzee
(Underland Press 978-1-63023-000-5, $18.95, 220pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Aug 2014

Dystopian SF novel about a university professor who loses his job, defaults on his loans, and finds his education subject to “repossession therapy”.
• Underland’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Readers will identify strongly with Cade, whose increasing realization that he is only a powerless pawn—alternately pushed around by Homeland Renewal, the rebel underground, and other social and political forces beyond his control—adds gravitas to the novel’s grim mantra: “We are not ‘in charge.’?” “
• Tim Pratt reviewed the book in the August issue of Locus Magazine, noting that this book is thematically related to Bradley’s first novel Noise. Chimpanzee isn’t cheerful stuff, but there’s a revolutionary zeal, and a belief in the power of the mind to effect change in the world, that provides some light in this otherwise bleak dystopia.”

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* Engdahl, Sylvia Louise : Herald of the Flame
(Ad Stellae Books 978-0692293768, $16.5, 472pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 2 Oct 2014
Rising Flame #2

SF novel, fourth overall in the “Flame” series and second in the “Rising Flame” series following Defender of the Flame (2013), about colonists with psi powers settling a new planet.
• The publisher is the author’s personal imprint; its site has this page about the series and this page about this book, with an excerpt. The author also has this FAQ about the books.

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* Jeffers, Alex : That Door Is a Mischief
(Lethe 978-1-59021-266-0, $15, 214pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 15 Sep 2014

Fantasy novel about a fairy changeling living with a gay dad.
• Lethe’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* John, Steven : Outrider
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805339, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014

Near-future SF novel about horseback riders who protect enormous solar farms from high-tech terrorists.
• Amazon has the description and previews via its “Look Inside” function.

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* Marshall, Helen : Gifts for the One Who Comes After
(ChiZine Publications 978-1771483025, $16.99, 300pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771483032

Collection of 17 stories, the second collection by the author who won a Best Newcomer British Fantasy Award for her first, Hair Side, Flesh Side.
• ChiZine’s site has this description with blurbs from Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, and others.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Morris, Mark : The Wolves of London
(Titan Us 978-1781168660, $14.95, 400pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Oct 2014
Obsidian Heart #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a trilogy, about a psychology professor and his daugher, in possession of a magical stone, who are pursued by unearthly assassin.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Mullins, Debra : Heart of Stone
(Tor 978-0-7653-7614-5, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429942881
Truthseers #2

Paranormal romance novel, second in a series following Prodigal Son (2013), about a bounty hunter descended from the fabled Atlanteans.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “A fascinating blend of mythos and plot, the novel builds on the strengths of the first book and also stands strong on its own merits.”

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* Rice, Anne : Prince Lestat
(Random House/Knopf 978-0-307-96252-2, $28.95, 458pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-307-96253-9
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-385-36178-1
The Vampire Chronicles #14

Vampire novel, the first new book in the author’s Vampire Chronicles series since Blood Canticle in 2003.
• The book appendices describing the characters and the earlier books.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review says “Compared to the poorly received Blood Canticle (2003), Rice’s newest Vampire Chronicles installment is triumphant.”

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* Spinrad, Norman : Raising Hell
(PM Press 978-1-60486-810-4, $12, 128pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Jul 2014

Short collection of two stories (the title story original to this book) and an interview, a volume in the publisher’s “Outspoken Authors” series edited by Terry Bisson.
• PM Press’ site has a description on its Norman Spinrad page.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book earlier this month for Locus Online: “If we cast a critical eye back at Spinrad’s career, we see a portrait of an artist-agitator, someone engaged with topical issues and bent on encapsulating them in dramatic form.”

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* Sterling, Bruce, ed. : Twelve Tomorrows
(MIT Technology Review B00N272GHI, $9.99, 234pp, ebook, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 25 Aug 2014

Special science fiction issue of the MIT Technology Review, the third such volume following last year’s issue called Twelve Tomorrows edited by Stephen Cass, and 2011 issue under the name TRSF.
• Contributors include Cory Doctorow, Cadigan, and William Gibson. There’s also a long interview with Gene Wolfe.
• The publisher’s site has this description and order page.
• Both Rich Horton and Gardner Dozois review it in the October issue of Locus Magazine. Dozois likes stories by Lauren Beukes and Paul Graham Raven the best; Horton recommends the Cory Doctorow.

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* Westerfeld, Scott : Afterworlds
(Simon Pulse 978-1481422345, $19.99, 608pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481422369
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781442372467

Young adult fantasy novel within a novel, about a young novelist who comes to New York City to finish her book, which is about an “Afterworld” between the living and the dead.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The back-and-forth between Darcy’s story and her thriller is dizzying, but “Reading Zealots” like the kids Darcy hung with in high school will love the insider details about the YA writer’s life … An ambitious concept, well executed.”

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Periodicals, late October

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.analogsf.com/

December 2014
Vol. 134 No. 12, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Shutterstock
• This issue has novelettes by C.W. Johnson and Kyle Kirkland, and short stories by Rosemary Claire Smith, Evan Dicken, David D. Levine, Ken Liu, Miki Dare, and Craig DeLancey. There’s also a “Probability Zero” vignette by Paul Carlson, and a poem by John F. Keane.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Howard V. Hendrix, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, Hacking the Genome, and a Reference Library book review column by Don Sakers.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue here, recommending the Craig DeLancey story.

(Tue 21 Oct 2014)

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Asimov’s Science Fiction

• Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.asimovs.com/

December 2014
Vol. 38 No. 12 (whole #467), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Shutterstock
• This issue has a novella by Tim Sullivan, novelettes by Robert Reed and Vernon Hedrick, and short stories by Andrew Miller, Gwendolyn Clare, Christopher East, and Sue Burke. Poetry is by Claudine Nash, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Jane Yolen.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams, a “Reflections” column by Robert Silverberg on Rereading S. Fowler Wright, and a book review column by Peter Heck.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue here, recommending the Robert Reed story.

(Tue 21 Oct 2014)

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Bastion

• Monthly online SF magazine, since April 2014; editor-in-chief R. Leigh Henning
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.bastionmag.com/

October 2014
Issue 7
• This issue has stories by Eric Del Carlo, Meryl Stenhouse, William R.D. Wood, Salena Casha, Matthew Lyons, Jeff Stehman, Manfred Gabriel, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro.
• Lois Tilton reviews the issue here, recommending the story by Jeff Stehman.

(Thu 30 Oct 2014)

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Daily Science Fiction

• Original science fiction & fantasy emailed to you every weekday; debuted September 1, 2010; editors Jonathan Laden and Michele Barasso
• Format: Online; email
• Frequency: daily
http://dailysciencefiction.com/

October 2014
• Stories posted this past month are by M. Bennardo, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Eric James Stone, Beth Cato, Megan Arkenberg, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and others.

(Thu 30 Oct 2014)

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Strange Horizons

• Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews; founded September 2000; editor-in-chief Susan Marie Groppi through 2010, Niall Harrison beginning 2011
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Weekly; reviews posted three times a week
http://www.strangehorizons.com/

October 2014
• Stories posted in October are Santos de Sampaguitas by Alyssa Wong, Dream Cakes by Kelly Jennings, and Because I Prayed This Word by Alex Dally MacFarlane.
• Columns and articles include John Clute’s Scores (covering titles by Howard Jacobson and Martin Amis), Renay’s Communities: Color Outside the Lines, an article about Diana Wynne Jones by Catherine Butler, and the first installment of the Strange Horizons Book Club.
• There’s also poetry and book reviews.

(Thu 30 Oct 2014)

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Tor.com

• SF & fantasy fiction, reviews, commentary, founded 2008; staff includes fiction editors Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Daily
http://www.tor.com/

October 2014
• Original stories posted this past month are Marie Brennan’s Daughter of Necessity, Kelly Barnhill’s Mrs. Sorensen and the Sasquatch, Gennifer Albin’s The Girl in the High Tower, Carrie Vaughn’s Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, Elizabeth Bear’s This Chance Planet, and Max Gladstone’s A Kiss with Teeth.
• Excerpts are from numerous titles by Harry Harrison, Jack McDevitt, Nicola Griffith, Lev Grossman, and others.

(Thu 30 Oct 2014)

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New Books, 28 October

* Andrews, Ilona : Burn for Me
(Avon 978-0-06-228923-0, $5.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062289247
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062359612
Hidden Legacy #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, about a detective in a magical society.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review says “Andrews serves up a refreshing new magical society, excellent world-building, beguiling characters, and strong storytelling.”

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* Armstrong, Kelley : Otherworld Nights
(Penguin/Plume 978-0-452-29834-7, $16, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698173491

Collection of eight stories, including one original novella, set in the author’s Otherworld universe.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments that this is the first of three planned anthologies.

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* Faber, Michel : The Book of Strange New Things
(Random/Hogarth 978-0-553-41884-2, $28, 512pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-553-41885-9
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-553-54621-7

Literary sf novel, by the author of Under the Skin and others, about a man of faith on a mission to another planet, whose Bible becomes a “book of strange new things” to a native population.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “the book wears its strong premise and mixture of Biblical and SF tropes extremely well.”

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* Gaiman, Neil, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti : Hansel & Gretel
(Candlewick Press/Toon Books 978-1935179627, $16.95, 56pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014

Short illustrated novel based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.
• Candlewick’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Gaiman makes the story’s horrors feel very real and very human, and Mattotti’s artwork is genuinely chilling.”

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* Gibson, William : The Peripheral
(Penguin/Putnam 978-0-399-15844-5, $27.95, 496pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698170704
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781611763355

SF thriller involving a future economic collapse called “the jackpot”, and a beta-tester for an online game.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “All of Gibson’s characters are intensely real, and Flynne is a clever, compelling, stereotype-defying, unhesitating protagonist who makes this novel a standout.”
• Russell Letson’s review from the October issue of Locus Magazine is posted here: “The world evoked by The Peripheral is deliberately and progressively estranged, not only by its genre furniture (around to which we will get eventually), but by the writerly craft with which everything in the story is delivered.”

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* Haydon, Elizabeth : The Tree of Water
(Tor/Starscape 978-0-7653-2059-9, $17.99, 400pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466863675
The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme #4

Young adult fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Floating Island (2006), The Thief Queen’s Daughter (2007), and The Dragon’s Lair (2009), about an explorer seeking out the world’s magic.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
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* Henry, Christina : Black Spring
(Ace 978-0-425-26678-6, $7.99, 288pp, mass market paperback, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101618172
Black Wings #7

Urban fantasy novel, seventh in a series following Black Wings (2010), Black Night (2011), Black Howl (March 2012), Black Lament (Nov. 2012), Black City (2013), and Black Heart (2013), about a Chicago woman who escorts souls to the afterlife.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This quick-paced but thematically introspective read will delight series fans.”

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* Kittredge, Caitlin : Black Dog
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-231691-2, $14.99, 368pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Hellhound Chronicles #1

Urban fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a servant for the reaper who sends errant souls to hell.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Lawhead, Stephen R. : The Fatal Tree
(Thomas Nelson 978-1-5955-4808-5, $26.99, 400pp, hardcover, November 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Bright Empires #5

SF/fantasy, final book of a five-book series following The Skin Map (2010), The Bone House (2011), The Spirit Well (2012), and The Shadow Lamp (2013)
• Thomas Nelson’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Despite flaws, this is still a pleasant read and a fitting conclusion to the series.”

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* Martin, George R. R., Elio M. Garcia, Jr. & Linda Antonsson : The World of Ice and Fire
(Bantam 978-0-553-80544-4, $50, 336pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53555-9
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-553-41006-8

Nonfiction guide to the setting of Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, compiled with the founders of fan site Westeros.org. The book includes color art, maps, a history of the Seven Kingdoms, family trees, etc.
• Random House’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s page has a sample of the audiobook version.

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* Rothfuss, Patrick : The Slow Regard of Silent Things
(DAW 978-0756410438, $18.95, 176pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698184947
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780756410575

Short fantasy novel about Auri, a character from the author’s “Kingkiller Chronicle” novels.
• There are illustrations by Nate Taylor.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon has a sample of the audiobook version.

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* Wilber, Rick : Field of Fantasies: Baseball Stories of the Strange and Supernatural
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-548-3, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00KSFLXJE

Anthology of previously published stories about baseball.
• Authors include Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen King, Kim Stanley Robinson, Gardner Dozois, John Kessel, and Harry Turtledove.
• The editor’s site has a description.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the October issue of Locus Magazine, concluding “As some of these names might suggest, the level of sheer prose quality is extraor- dinary in these tales (though an awful lot of soft summer mornings get described), but for the most part they’re good fun as well. Baseball has been very good to SF.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 27 October

— posted Monday 27 October 2014 @ 8:41 am PST

Garth Nix’s Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen (HarperCollins) debuts on two lists this week.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.02
WP
10.19
LAT
10.26
USAT
10.19
PW
10.27
Amz
(10.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.27)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 10       36 -1   53 -1   xxx..
King, Revival 10.20.14 / 2           50 +5 90 ++ 62 ++
Martin/Antonssen, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 3           7 +5 13 +12 2 +5
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks 09.01.14 / 9 xx xxx.. 11 -10 xxx xxx xxx.. xxx xxx..
Nix, Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen 10.27.14 / 1       96 ++ 21 ++      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 109 10 =     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 62     xxx.. 67 +10 12 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 17     16 + 87 -16 7 -2 xxx..   xxx
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 129 xxx..   xxx.. 60 +7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things 10.13.14 / 3           20 +66   22 +16
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 5 12 -1     xxx xxx      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.02
WP
10.19
LAT
10.26
USAT
10.19
PW
10.27
Amz
(10.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.27)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 31     10 -3 9 -2 6 -2 60 = 102 -48 xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 5       82 -13   38 -3 41 -7 34 -9
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 16 xxx..   x       19 -3  
Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane [tpb] 06.16.14 / 19 xx xxx.. 14 + xxx.. xxx..      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 43     x 33 +4 5 +2 xxx   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 189 17 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 31       xxx..   xxx..   69 +38
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 72 xxx..   xxx.. 66 +7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
11.02
WP
10.19
LAT
10.26
USAT
10.19
PW
10.27
Amz
(10.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.27)
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Category: Bestsellers

Classic Reprints, October

— posted Saturday 25 October 2014 @ 2:25 pm PST

Heinlein, Robert A. : Beyond This Horizon
(Baen 978-1-4767-3686-0, $14, 240pp, trade paperback, October 2014, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-314-0

(First edition: Fantasy Press, 1948)

SF novel, first published as magazine serial in 1942, about a genetically improved ‘superman’, Hamilton Felix, who finds his life meaningless.
• This edition has an afterword by Tony Daniel.
• Baen’s site has this description with linkes to several chapters.
• Wikipedia has this entry about the book.
• Amazon quotes the Publishers Weekly review of a 2001 reissue: “With his traditional hard-boiled detective voice, Hamilton makes an engaging hero. Despite some definite signs of age, as well as a tendency to the pedantic, the book remains highly readable.”

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* Jones, Darryl : Horror Stories
(Oxford University Press 978-0-19-968543-1, $24.95, 544pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 1 Oct 2014

Anthology of 29 stories, subtitled “Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson”, first published from 1816 to 1912.
• Authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Algernon Blackwood, and Bram Stoker.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the complete table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes that the organizing theme of the anthology is “What do you consider to be the greatest element of terror?”, and concludes, “This survey of sensationalism will appeal to horror fans, critics, and academics alike.”

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Jordan, Robert : Knife of Dreams
(Tor 978-0765337825, $19.99, 752pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Oct 2014

(First edition: Tor, October 2005)

Fantasy novel, 11th volume in the popular “Wheel of Time” series.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an audiobook excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides text excerpts.
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it in 2005 for Locus Magazine: “This time out, a few sub-plots resolve, at least in part, but plenty of significant issues remain to be resolved before the Final Battle. I’m hoping for the best, but Jordan has left himself a lot of territory to cover if he’s to bring this epic to a successful, much less a great, conclusion.”

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* Klinger, Leslie S., ed. : The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft
(Norton/Liveright 978-0-87140-453-4, $39.95, 864pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 13 Oct 2014

Collection of 22 stories by H.P. Lovecraft with annotations by Klinger. Alan Moore provides an introduction.
• There are nearly 300 illustrations, including color reproductions of covers from Weird Tales and Astounding Stories.
• Norton’s site has this description with blurbs from Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments about the editor, “His outline of the historical evolution of horror literature provides useful insight into the influences on Lovecraft’s style and the evolution of the pulp magazine industry that gave him a literary outlet.”

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Martin, George R. R. : The Ice Dragon
(Tor Teen 978-0765378774, $14.99, 128pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765379245
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427200334

(First edition: Ace 1980 as part of Dragons of Ligh, )

Fantasy novella set in the world of Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” novels.
• It was first published in 1980 in anthology Dragons of Light, and earlier book editions were published in 2006 and 2007.
• This edition has illustrations by Luis Royo.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and a video discussion with the author.

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Priest, Christopher : The Space Machine
(Orion/Gollancz 978-0575121225, £8.99, 368pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 9 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575121362

(First edition: UK: Faber and Faber, 1976)

SF novel, the author’s fourth, that pastiches the works of H.G. Wells, in particular The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The novel won a Ditmar Award in 1977 for International SF.

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Category: Classic Reprints

New in Paperback: September-October

— posted Thursday 23 October 2014 @ 11:30 am PST

Campbell, Jack : The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield
(Ace 978-0425263716, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
The Lost Stars #2

(First edition: Ace, October 2013)

Military SF novel, second in a new sequence related to his “Lost Fleet” series, following The Lost Stars: Tarnished Knight (2012), set on the Syndicate World of Midway.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The author is John G. Hemry writing as Jack Campbell.

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Carey, Jacqueline : Autumn Bones
(Roc 978-0451465214, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Oct 2014
Agent of Hel #2

(First edition: Roc, October 2013)

Contemporary fantasy novel, second of a series following Dark Currents (2012), set in a small midwestern town visited both by humans and by various supernatural entities.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• The third book in the series, Poison Fruit, was just published in hardcover.

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Carriger, Gail : Curtsies & Conspiracies
(Little, Brown 978-0316190206, $10, 336pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Oct 2014
Finishing School #2

(First edition: Little, Brown, November 2013)

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series set in the same world as the author’s Parasol Protectorate novels, following Etiquette and Espionage (Feb 2013), about a 14-year-old girl sent to a finishing school that includes the topics of death, diversion, and espionage.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an OpenBook excerpt.

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Connolly, Tina : Copperhead
(Tor 978-0765330628, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Ironskin #2

(First edition: Tor, October 2013)

Romantic fantasy novel, sequel to Nebula-nominated Ironskin (2012).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The third book in the series, Silverblind, was just published in hardcover.

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Erikson, Steven : Forge of Darkness
(Tor 978-0765323637, $17.99, 688pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Kharkanas trilogy #1

(First edition: UK: Transworld/Bantam UK, August 2012)

Fantasy novel, first of a trilogy, set millennia before the author’s 10-volume Malazan Book of the Fallen.
• Macmillan’s site has this description, with an excerpt.

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Flint, Eric, & David Carrico : 1636: The Devil’s Opera
(Baen 978-1476737003, $7.99, 720pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
Ring of Fire #20

(First edition: Baen, October 2013)

Alternate history novel in the “Ring of Fire” series that began with Flint’s 1632 (2000), concerning 17th century European history as affected by West Virginians from the 20th century.
• Baen’s site has this description, with links to several chapters.

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Gaiman, Neil : Fortunately, the Milk
(Harper 978-0062224088, $5.99, 128pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014

(First edition: Harper, September 2013)

Children’s picture book, about aliens, dinosaurs, and galactic police.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.
• The author commented in his recent Locus interview, “It’s the silliest, funniest thing I’ve ever written.”

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Gunn, James : Transcendental
(Tor 978-0765335036, $15.99, 304pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014

(First edition: Tor, September 2013)

SF novel about a war veteran on an interstellar voyage with other passengers on a mission to achieve transcendence.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Hartwell, David G., & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, eds. : Twenty-First Century Science Fiction
(Tor 978-0765326010, $21.99, 576pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014

(First edition: Tor, November 2013)

Anthology of 34 stories first published from 2003 to 2011.
• Authors include Charles Stross, Paolo Bacigalupi, Ken Liu, Yoon Ha Lee, Hannu Rajaniemi, Jo Walton, and Cory Doctorow.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.

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Jeschke, Wolfgang : The Cusanus Game
(Tor 978-0765319098, $16.99, 544pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014

(First edition: Tor, October 2013)

SF novel about a nuclear disaster that has laid waste to much of Europe, and a Vatican research project to use time travel to retrieve plant specimens from the Middle Ages.
• The book was first publihsed in German in 2005, and is here translated by Ross Bejanmin.
• Macmillan’s site has this description, with blurbs from Gregory Benford, Tom Shippey, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and others.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed last year in Locus Magazine, concluding “It is an extraordinary novel in almost every way, and with any justice should gain the sort of attention that sadly has tended to elude even the best works of translated SF in the past.”

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Lackey, Mercedes, Eric Flint & Dave Freer : Burdens of the Dead
(Baen 978-1476736686, $7.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
Heirs of Alexandria #4

(First edition: Baen, June 2013)

Alternate historical fantasy novel, fourth in the “Heirs of Alexandria” series following The Shadow of the Lion (2002), This Rough Magic (2003), and Much Fall of Blood (2010), set in the 15th century.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to chapters.

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Lerner, Edward M. : Energized
(Tor 978-0765366481, $8.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014

(First edition: Tor, July 2012)

Near future SF thriller, about the politics of harnessing solar power satellites to solve Earth’s energy demands.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The novel was serialized in Analog magazine from June 2011 to October 2011.

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Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. : Dangerous Women, Volume 1
(Tor 978-0765368751, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014

(First edition: Tor, December 2013)

Anthology of 7 original stories, the first of three books that reprint the 2013 hardcover.
• This volume has stories by George R.R. Martin (a long “Song of Ice and Fire” novella), Carrie Vaughn, Nancy Kress, and others.
• The second paperback volume will be published later this month.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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Sanderson, Brandon : Steelheart
(Random House/Ember 978-0385743570, $9.99, 416pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
The Reckoners #1

(First edition: Random House/Delacorte, September 2013)

Young adult novel, first of a series, about a group of corrupt superbeings called Epics, and the ordinary human Reckoners who fight them.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The second volume in the series, Firefight, is due in January.

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Stiefvater, Maggie : The Dream Thieves
(Scholastic 978-0545424950, $9.99, 448pp, trade paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014
Raven Cycle #2

(First edition: Scholastic, September 2013)

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a series following The Raven Boys (2012).
• Scholastic’s site has this description with a discussion guide.
• The third volume in the series, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, just appeared in hardcover.

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Williamson, Michael Z. : Tour of Duty: Stories and Provocations
(Baen 978-1476736761, $7.99, 480pp, mass market paperback, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Sep 2014

(First edition: Baen, August 2013)

Collection of 26 previously published stories.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several samples.

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New Books, 21 October

— posted Tuesday 21 October 2014 @ 9:02 pm PST

* Carroll, Jonathan : Bathing the Lion
(St. Martin’s 978-1-250-04826-4, $25.99, 288pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466848917

Contemporary fantasy novel in which five people in a New England town all dream the same dream.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This lyrical and thematically rich novel is not to be underestimated.”
• Gary K. Wolfe’s review from the October issue of Locus Magazine is posted here: “Carroll’s familiar themes of love, regret, memory, and – well – dogs, are as fully realized here as in any of his novels, and even when his wisdom sounds disarmingly simple or even sentimental, he seems to genuinely wish well for his characters and for us.”

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* Hamilton, Peter F. : The Abyss Beyond Dreams
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-54719-4, $3, 640pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-54720-0
UK edition: Macmillan 978-0230769465 (Thu 9 Oct 2014)
Chronicle of the Failers #1


Far future SF novel, part of the author’s Commonwealth saga and first in a new duology, set before the Void Trilogy.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Wikipedia has this entry for the book.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed this for Locus Online: “Peter Hamilton’s new novel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Culture books of Iain Banks and the Kefahuchi Tract saga of M. John Harrison, but rotated through the looking glass of a totally different, resolutely non-postmodern worldview, to produce a book that is paradoxically both old-school and totally au courant: the best of two worlds.”

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* Stiefvater, Maggie : Blue Lily, Lily Blue
(Scholastic 978-0545424967, $18.99, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Oct 2014
Raven Cycle #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following The Raven Boys (2012) and The Dream Thieves (2013).
Publishers Weekly gives this, as it did the two previous books, a starred review: “As in the previous books, Stiefvater’s razor-sharp characterizations, drily witty dialogue, and knack for unexpected metaphors and turns of phrase make for sumptuous, thrilling reading.”

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* Tepper, Sheri S. : Fish Tails
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-230458-2, $32, 512pp, hardcover, October 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Oct 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062304605

SF novels that brings together storylines and characters from several earlier novels, from King’s Blood Four (1983) to The Waters Rising (2010).
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review cautions: “While longtime Tepper fans may welcome old friends and familiar themes, new readers will balk at the gleeful embrace of troublesome elements… Adequately written but profoundly misanthropic, the novel cannot be recommended to any but the most steadfast Tepper fan.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 20 October

— posted Monday 20 October 2014 @ 5:05 pm PST

Debuting this week is a new Dungeons & Dragons/Forgotten Realms/Companions Codex novel by R.A. Salvatore, Rise of the King (Wizards of the Coast), which ranks #13 on this week’s Los Angeles Times fiction hardcover list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.26
WP
10.12
LAT
10.19
USAT
10.12
PW
10.20
Amz
(10.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.20)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 9       35 +   52 -4   xxx..
King, Revival 10.20.14 / 1           55 ++    
Martin/Antonssen, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 2           12 +49 25 +42 7 +17
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks 09.01.14 / 8 x   1 = xx xx xxx.. xx xxx
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 108 10 =     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 61     xxx.. 77 -8 11 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 16     xxx.. 71 +3 5 + xxx..   xx
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 128 xxx..   xxx.. 67 -7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things 10.13.14 / 2           86 -12   38 +43
Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: Companions Codex II: Rise of the King 10.20.14 / 1     13 ++          
Scalzi, Lock In 09.08.14 / 7 xxx..   20 -3 xxx..        
Weber/Zahn, A Call to Duty 10.20.14 / 1         23 ++      
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 4 11 -3     xx xx      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.26
WP
10.12
LAT
10.19
USAT
10.12
PW
10.20
Amz
(10.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.20)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 30     7 +5 7 +1 4 + 60 -25 54 -5 xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 4       69 -11   35 -15 34 -7 25 -14
Eggers, The Circle [tpb] 05.05.14 / 17 xxx..   13 +          
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 15 xxx..   5 +       16 +5  
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 42     4 +7 37 -10 7 + xx   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 188 19 +   xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 30       xxx..   xxx..   107 -68
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 71 xxx..   xxx 73 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
10.26
WP
10.12
LAT
10.19
USAT
10.12
PW
10.20
Amz
(10.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(10.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(10.20)
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Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, mid-October

— posted Thursday 16 October 2014 @ 1:21 pm PST

Abyss & Apex

• Magazine of Speculative Fiction, since Jan/Feb 2003; editor-in-chief Wendy S. Delmater
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://www.abyssapexzine.com/

4th Quarter 2014
Issue 4Q, Whole #52, cover art by Mondolithic Studios
• This issue has fiction by James K Isaac, Rati Mehrotra, Rich Larson, John C. Wright, and Greg Forshaw.
• There’s also flash fiction by Fran Wilde, poetry by Heather M. Browne and several others, and small press book reviews.

(Thu 16 Oct 2014)

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Alt Hist

• Historical fiction and alternate history, debuting October 2010; editor Mark Lord
• Format: Print, ebook
• Frequency: tbd
http://althistfiction.com/

February 2015
Issue 6
• Stories in this issue are by Douglas W. Texter, Jonathan Doering, Andrea Mullaney, Lynda M. Vanderhoff, and Martin Roy Hill.
• The site’s current issue page has links to excerpts of several stories.

(Wed 15 Oct 2014)

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Aphelion

• Webzine of SF and fantasy; nonpaying; since 2001
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/

October 2014
Issue 189
• This issue has fiction by Charles EJ Moulton, Pedro Blas Gonzales, N.M. Browne, E.S. Strout, Brandon Crilly, and David Ulnar-Slew.
• There’s also a serial, flash fiction, poetry, and a feature article.

(Wed 15 Oct 2014)

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Aurealis

• Australian SF magazine, published irregularly since 1990; online for purchase since 2013
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.aurealis.com.au/

October 2014
Issue 75
• This issue has stories by Cecilia Quirk and Miles Hurt.
• There’s also an editorial, an essay on sacred cows, and a report on Loncon 3, all by editor Stephen Higgins.

(Wed 15 Oct 2014)

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Fireside Magazine

• Quarterly fiction and comics magazine, since 2012, edited and published by Brian White
• Format: Online
• Frequency: quarterly
http://www.firesidefiction.com/

October 2014
• This issue has a story by Jennifer Mason-Black, flash fiction by Alexandre Stone and Hillary Jacques, and serial episodes by Lilith Saintcrow.

(Wed 15 Oct 2014)

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Kaleidotrope

• Semi-regular sf/f/h zine, since 2006, becoming electronic after Fall 2011; editor Fred Coppersmith
• Format: Print
• Frequency: 2-3/year
http://www.kaleidotrope.net/

Autumn 2014
Cover art by Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein
• This issue has stories by Maigen Turner, Andrew Kaye, Emily Cataneo, Eric Schaller, Sharon D. King, and Gregory Norman Bossert.
• There’s also poetry by Megan Arkenberg, David Murphy, and Valentina Cano.

(Wed 15 Oct 2014)

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Luna Station Quarterly

• SF by women authors, since ~2010; editory and publisher Jennifer Lyn Parsons
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://lunastationquarterly.com/

September 2014
Issue 19
• This issue of an online quarterly of speculative fiction by women has stories by Jennifer Lyn Parsons, J.A. Gross, Megan Lee Beals, Chikodili Emelumadu, Joynce Chng, Shannon Norland, Gabrielle Lissauer, Krystal Claxton, Che Gilson, RJ Astruc, and Sandi Leibowitz.

(Wed 15 Oct 2014)

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://www.fandsf.com/

November/December 2014
Vol. 127 No. 5&6 (whole #716), $7.99, 258pp, cover art by Mondolithic Studios
• This issue has novellas by Rand B. Lee and Michael Libling, novelets by Paul Di Filippo and Albert E. Cowdrey, and short stories by Tim Sullivan, Justin Barbeau, Scott Baker, KJ Kabza, and David Gerrold.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering titles by Steven Gould and others; Michelle West’s “Musing on Books”, covering titles by Hannu Rajaniemi and others; a “Films” column by Alan Dean Foster “On Novelizing Noah“; another “Films” column by Kathi Maio; and a “Curiosities” page by David Langford, about a 1945 book by Cyril Connolly.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue here, recommending the Libling and Sullivan stories.

(Tue 14 Oct 2014)

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Perihelion Science Fiction

• E’zine of hard SF fiction, nonfiction, and art, since 2012; edited by Sam Bellotto Jr.
• Format: Monthly
• Frequency: Online
http://www.perihelionsf.com/

October 2014
Cover art by Tais Teng
• Stories in this issue are by Simon Petrie, Jackie Neel, R.A. Conine, Lance J. Mushung, Chet Gottfried, Hayden Trenholm, J.C. Conway, Sylvia Hiven, Eric Cline, Al Onia, and Edward Morris.
• Articles are by Charles A. Cornell and Eric M. Jones.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, a page of shorter stories, and a page of reviews.

(Sun 12 Oct 2014)

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Shimmer

• Fantasy fiction, since 2005; senior editor E. Catherine Tobler; electronic only since issue 19
• Format: Electronic
• Frequency: Bi-monthly
http://www.shimmerzine.com/

September 2014
Issue 21, cover art by Sandro Castelli
• Stories in this issue are by Seth Dickinson, Vajra Chandrasekera, A.C. Wise, and Erica Satifka.
• There are also interviews with the authors, and an editorial by E. Catherine Tobler.

(Wed 15 Oct 2014)

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