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Periodicals, late September

Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/

Sep-Oct 2014
Issue 42, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Dave Senecal
• Stories in this issue are by Sara Saab, Alyssa Wong, Noah Wareness, Matthew Cheney, David D. Levine, Kristi DeMeester, and Stephen Hargadon.
• Columns are by Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker, Peter Tennant, and Tony Lee.

(Thu 25 Sep 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/

September 2014
• Stories posted this past month are by Eugie Foster, Deborah Walker, Cat Rambo, Erica L. Satifka, James S. Door, and others.

(Sat 27 Sep 2014)

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Interzone

• SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
http://ttapress.com/category/interzone/

September/October 2014
Issue 254, £4.99, cover art by Wayne Haag
• This issue has fiction by Nina Allan, Jay O’Connell, S.L. Nickerson, T.R. Napper, Julie C. Day, and Sam J. Miller.
• Features include an editorial by Jim Steel, David Langford’s “Ansible Link” news and obits, a column by Jonathan McCalmont, a new column by Nina Allan, and book, DVD/Blue-ray, and film reviews.

(Thu 25 Sep 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/

September 2014
• Fiction posted this month includes Claire Humphrey’s Four Steps to the Perfect Smoky Eye, Polenth Blake’s Never the Same, Sarah Brooks’ The Great Detective, and (reprint) Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Lucky Strike.
• Columns are by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz and Genevieve Valentine.
• Poetry is by Eric Otto, Yoon Ha Lee, Pamela Manasco, and Saira Ali.
• There are also reviews, and a note from Niall Harrison about changes in the reviews department.

(Sat 27 Sep 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/

September 2014
• Original stories posted this past month include Julio Cortazar’s Headache, Edith Cohn’s Tuckitor’s Last Swim, Charlie Jane Anders’ As Good As New, Kendare Blake’s When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami, Lavie Tidhar’s Selfies, David Barett’s The Golden Apple of Shangri-La, and Seanan McGuire’s Midway Relics and Dying Breeds.
Excerpts include those from novels by Timothy Zahn, Steven Brust, George R.R. Martin, Faith Hunter, Elizabeth Haydon, and others.

(Sat 27 Sep 2014)

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Classic Reprints, September

Brunner, John : Stand on Zanzibar
(Gollancz 978-1473206373, £12.99, 672pp, mass market paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 11 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575101470

(First edition: Doubleday, 1968)

SF novel set in an overpopulated future, blending several story lines in a collage structure famously modeled on John Dos Passos’ “U.S.A.” trilogy.
• This is a new edition of a volume in Gollancz’ SF Masterworks series.
• Gollancz’s site has this description. Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The novel won the Hugo, British SF Association, and Apollo awards.

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* Cowper, Richard : SF Gateway Omnibus: Piper at the Gates of Dawn, The Road to Corlay, A Dream of Kinship, A Tapestry of Time
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 9780575108042, £20, 528pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473202085

Omnibus of one novella and three novels, respectively first published in 1976, 1978, 1981, and 1982, comprising the complete “Corlay” sequence set in a post-apocalyptic England a thousand years after rising sea levels have flooded much of the island.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Egan, Greg : Permutation City
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805391, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014

(First edition: UK: Millennium, April 1994)

New edition of Egan’s third novel from 1994, in which virtual reality provides eternal life.
• The author’s site has this description with a publication history, excerpt, and FAQ.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The book won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1995.

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* Holdstock, Robert : SF Gateway Omnibus: Berserker: Shadow of the Wolf, The Bull Chief, The Horned Warrior
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575092365, £18.99, 416pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Sep 2014

Omnibus of three early novels published under the pseudonym Chris Carlsen in 1977, 1977, and 1979 respectively.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Moorcock, Michael : Tales from the End of Time
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 9780575092617, $12.99, 448pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 11 Sep 2014

Omnibus of one novel and two collections, The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming (1976, aka A Messiah at the End of Time, 1978), collection Legends from the End of Time (1976), and collection Elric at the End of Time (1984), all works that follow Moorcock’s earlier “Dancers at the End of Time” novels set in the far future.
• (There was a 1989 Science Fiction Book Club volume with this title, but with apparently slightly different contents.)
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews (though not including the table of contents).

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* Moorcock, Michael : The War Amongst the Angels
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0-575-09273-0, £10.99, 832pp, trade paperback, August 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 11 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0575092761

Omnibus of three novels in the author’s “Second Ether” sequence: Blood: A Southern Fantasy (1995), Fabulous Harbours (1995), and The War Amongst the Angels (1996)
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Silverberg, Robert : The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Nine: The Millennium Express
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-668-7, 488pp, hardcover, August 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 31 Aug 2014

Ninth volume in Subterranean’s ongoing series, with 16 stories published since 1995, including “Diana of the Hundred Breasts”, “Against the Current”, and the title story.
• The author’s introduction indicates this is likely the final volume of collected Silverberg short fiction.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page, with the table of contents, along with links to the earlier volumes in the series.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Fans will be pleased to find all the themes and settings for which Silverberg has become so well known and celebrated.”

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New Books, 23 September

* Brennan, Sarah Rees : Unmade
(Random House 978-0-375-87043-9, $17.99, 384pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-375-97996-5
Lynburn Legacy #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following Unspoken (2012) and Untold (2013), about a girl detective in the English village of Sorry-in-the-Vale.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly said of of the first book, identifying gothic and manga influences, “A promising launch with a dark cliffhanger of an ending.”

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* Clarke, Neil, ed. : Upgraded
(Wyrm Publishing 978-1890464301, $16.95, 368pp, trade paperback, September 2014, cover art Julie Dillon)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00MQGNM10

Anthology of 26 original stories about cyborgs.
• Authors include Greg Egan, Elizabeth Bear, Ken Liu, Robert Reed, and Peter Watts.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the book for Locus Online here, especially recommending stories by Robert Reed and Ken Liu.

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* Grant, Michael : Messenger of Fear
(HarperCollins/Tegen Books 978-0062207401, $17.99, 272pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014

Young adult fantasy/horror novel, about a girl who becomes an apprentice to a magical boy who dispenses justice to the world.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function and several blurbs and quotes from reviews.

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* James, Elliott : Daring
(Orbit 978-0316253406, $15, 400pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Pax Arcana #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in series following Charming (2013), about a cursed prince named John Charming.
• Hachette’s site has this description for the previous book, but site searches today turn up nothing for this book, or even for “Elliott James”.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “James’s debut delivers a solid though sometimes familiar-feeling tale.”

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+ Jones, Stephen, ed. : Fearie Tales
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1623658069, $24.99, 480pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014

First US edition (UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, September 2013)

US edition of an anthology of 15 original stories, subtitled “Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome”, based on tales by the Brothers Grimm.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix, Michael Marshall Smith, Peter Crowther, and Ramsey Campbell.
• Quercus’ site has this description for the 2013 UK edition.

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* Pratchett, Terry : A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Nonfiction
(Random House/Doubleday 978-0385538305, $26.95, 336pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
UK edition: Transworld/Doubleday UK 978-0857521224 (Thu 25 Sep 2014)


Nonfiction collection of articles and essays, about Discworld and about causes including Alzheimer’s and animal rights.
• Neil Gaiman provides a forword.
• The UK edition has a hyphen in “non-fiction”; the US edition does not.
• Random House’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Spalenka, Greg : The Art of Greg Spalenka
(UK: Titan 978-1781168844, $34.95, 160pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014

Art book by the artist who has won two Gold Spectrum Awards.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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* Sumner-Smith, Karina : Radiant
(Skyhorse/Talos 978-1-940456-10-2, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Towers Trilogy #1

Young adult fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a trilogy, about a 15-year-old girl without magic in a divided society of floating Towers.
• Skyhorse’s site has a page for the next book, Defiant, due May 2015, but no page for this book.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Inequality, economics, and postapocalyptic necromancy combine persuasively in Sumner-Smith’s ingenious, insightful debut.”

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* Waugh, Sandra : Lark Rising
(Random House 978-0-449-81748-3, $17.99, 384pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-449-81750-6
Guardians of Tarnec #1

Young adult fantasy novel, first of a series and the author’s first novel, about a 16-year-old girl trying to save her people.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “As Lark’s story unfolds, her self-confidence becomes the key to unlocking her potential and overcoming her own uncertainty. As the king and others remind her, “Trust that you will know what to do.” Ages 12–up.”

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* Weis, Margaret, & Robert Krammes : The Seventh Sigil
(Tor 978-0-7653-3350-6, $27.99, 528pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466801820

Epic military fantasy novel, final book of a trilogy following Shadow Raiders (2011) and Storm Riders (2013), set in a world connected by airships where two rival empires vie for an invention that could revolutionize warfare.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This hefty excursion into a complex world of spymasters, derring-do captains, sorceresses, maturing heroes and heroines, and benevolent and sinister monks and nuns often reads like a hasty transcript of an interminably breathless role-playing game, but it fitfully comes to life with the help of enormous dragons, who provide an engaging extra dimension to this predictable would-be epic.”

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* Zahn, Timothy : Soulminder
(Open Road 978-1-4976-4620-9, $14.99, 238pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Sep 2014

SF novel about a technology to capture a dying person’s soul.
• Open Road’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…those who enjoy deep philosophical questions will appreciate being left with much to ponder.”

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Weekly Bestsellers, 22 September

Kim Harrison’s The Witch with No Name (Harper Voyager), the final volume in her Rachel Morgan series, debuts on four lists, ranking as high as #5 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list and #5 on the combined Publishers Weekly list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.28
WP
09.21
LAT
09.21
USAT
09.14
PW
09.22
Amz
(09.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.22)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Collins, Mockingjay 02.16.10 / 233     xxx.. xxx.. 25 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Grossman, The Magician’s Land 08.04.14 / 8 xxx   11 +2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Harkness, The Book of Life 07.07.14 / 12 xx xxx.. 14 -7 x xx xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Harrison, The Witch With No Name 09.22.14 / 1 5 ++ 9 ++   8 ++ 5 ++      
Kenyon, Son of No One 09.15.14 / 2 x       18 -9      
Lepucki, California 07.21.14 / 10 xxx..   10 -1 xxx.. xxx..      
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks 09.01.14 / 4 6 -3 6 ++ 2 ++ 57 -34 10 -6 x 38 -22 15 =
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 37 15 =     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 104 9 -1     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 57     xxx.. 38 -5 6 +1 xxx.. xxx xx
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 12     x 33 -7 4 -1 91 -9   42 -8
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 125 xxx..   xxx.. 34 -6 xxx.. 98 -15 xxx xxx..
Scalzi, Lock In 09.08.14 / 3 xx   6 +6 xx        
Weeks, The Broken Eye 09.08.14 / 2 xx xx   xx xx     61 +
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.28
WP
09.21
LAT
09.21
USAT
09.14
PW
09.22
Amz
(09.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.22)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 190   5 +   88 +6 xxx.. x xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 26     8 -1 5 +1 5 = 13 -2 xxx.. x
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 11 xxx..   xxx..       12 +5  
Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane [tpb] 06.16.14 / 15 20 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x      
Grossman, The Magicians [tpb] 06.08.10 / 14 xxx.. xxx.. 12 + xxx.. xxx..      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 38     7 -3 10 -1 2 +2 54 -24   xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 10.28.13 / 48 11 = xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 184 13 = xxx.. xxx xxx xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx..
Martin, A Storm of Swords [tpb]       xxx..     xxx.. 100 ++  
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 26       xxx..   x   24 +15
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 209   xxx..   x   x 80 +7 xx
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 67 xxx..   xxx 28 -3 x x xxx.. x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.28
WP
09.21
LAT
09.21
USAT
09.14
PW
09.22
Amz
(09.22)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.22)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.22)
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]

Periodicals, mid-September

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/

November 2014
Vol. 134 No. 11, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Joshua Meehan
• This issue has a novella by Arian Andrews, Sr., a novelette by Derek Künsken, and short stories by Robert R. Chase, Ian Creasey, Jay Werkheiser, Bud Sparhawk, V.G. Campen, and Auston Habershaw.
• The science fact article, by W.R.L. Anderegg, is about climate change.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Howard V. Hendrix, about vaccinations; an Alternate View column by Jeffery D. Kooistra; and a Reference Library column of book reviews by Don Sakers, covering titles by Michael Shea, Weber & Zahn, Neal Asher, and others.

(Fri 29 Aug 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/

October/November 2014
Vol. 38 No. 10&11 (whole #465&466), $7.99, 112pp
• This double issue has a novella by Allen M. Steele, novelettes by Gord Sellar, Dale Bailey, Emily C. Skaftun, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and short stories by Kate Bachus, Brendan DuBois, Joel Richards, James Patrick Kelly, Robert R. Chase, Jeff Grimshaw, Jason Sanford and Tim McDaniel.
• Poetry is by Greg Beatty, L.M. Alder, L.M. Lopez, Michael Meyerhofer, Craig Finlay, Aimee Ogden, Jessy Randall, and Jane Yolen.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams, presenting this year’s readers’ awards results; Robert Silverberg’s Reflections column, about “Robert A. Heinlein, Author of The Martian Chronicles“; James Patrick Kelly’s On the Net column; and a Thought Experiment by Jay O’Connell about Google Glass. There’s also Norman Spinrad’s On Books column, covering titles by Andy Weir, Benford & Niven, and Rudy Rucker.
• (This description is based on the magazine’s website current issue page; physical issues have not shown up at any newsstands near Locus Online.)


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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/

September 2014
Cover art by Winston Blakeley
• Stories in this issue are by Gareth D. Jones & Aliette De Bodard & others, David Wright, Richard Zwicker, Cathy Douglas, Sean Monaghan, Brian Biswas, William R. Eakin, Edward Ashton, Robin Wyatt Dunn, Aaron Rasmussen, and Daniel Nathan Horn.
• Articles are by John McCormick and Eric M. Jones.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, a page of shorter stories, and a page of reviews.

(Thu 18 Sep 2014)

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New Books, 16 September

* Barnett, David : Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon
(Tor 978-0-7653-3425-1, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466809093
Gideon Smith #2

Alternate history steampunk novel, second in a series following Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl (2013), set in London after a failed American revolution.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Barnett’s characters are drawn with broad strokes, and the many subplots make for a bumpy pace, but there’s plenty to enjoy in this gleeful mix of brass goggles, sword-wielding swashbucklers, Darwin, and dinosaurs.”

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* Cato, Beth : The Clockwork Dagger
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-231384-3, $14.99, 368pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062313850

Steampunk fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a healer on an airship voyage.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a link to a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “This rousing tale of airborne intrigue and romance keeps itself grounded with a story as disarming and forthright as its appealingly capable heroine.”

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* Hoover, P. J. : Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life
(Tor/Starscape 978-0-7653-3468-8, $15.99, 320pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466814752
King Tut #1

Middle-grade fantasy novel, first of a series, about King Tut, living as an eighth-grader in modern-day Washington DC.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The entertaining premise and fast pace keep this adventure on track, while the way Hoover reimagines the Egyptian pantheon—Isis owning a chain of funeral parlors, for instance—is pleasantly reminiscent of Rick Riordan’s work.”

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* Lake, Jay : Last Plane to Heaven
(Tor 978-0-7653-7798-2, $27.99, 320pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466858473

Collection of 32 stories, subtitled “The Last Collection”, with a foreword by Gene Wolfe.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Lake’s command of language is strong and sincere, and his stories of everyday heartaches, filled with secret fears and self-delusion, whisk readers from inner geographies of mind to limitless gulfs of space.”
• Paul Di Filippo will have a review for Locus Online later this month.

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* Mamatas, Nick, & Masumi Washington, eds. : Phantasm Japan: Fantasies Light and Dark, From and About Japan
(Haikasoru 978-1421571744, $14.99, 300pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014

Anthology of 17 stories about Japan, including both fantasy and SF, by Japanese and non-Japanese writers.
• Author include Project Itoh, Tim Pratt, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, and Gary A. Braunbeck.
• Haikasoru’s site has this description with contributor biographies.

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* Marr, Melissa : Made for You
(HarperCollins 978-0-06-201119-0, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062309983
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062329417

Young adult romantic fantasy novel about a woman who wakes in the hospital after an attempt on her life, who discovers she has the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a link to a sample.

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* Pagliassotti, Dru : Clockwork Secrets: Heavy Fire
(Hades/Edge Science Fiction And Fantasy 978-1770530546, $15.95, 320pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 15 Sep 2014
Clockwork Trilogy #3

Steampunk fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Clockwork Heart (2013) and Clockwork Lies (March 2014).
• Edge’s website has this description with a link to a PDF sample.

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* Prineas, Sarah : The Magic Thief: Home
(HarperCollins 978-0-06-220954-2, $17.99, 416pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062209573
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062345660
The Magic Thief #4

Middle-grade fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Magic Thief (2008), The Magic Thief: Lost (2009), and The Magic Thief: Found (2010), about a young thief and wizard’s apprentice.
• Illustrations are by Antonio Javier Caparo.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a link to a sample.

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* Shearman, Robert : They Do the Same Things Different There
(ChiZine Publications 978-1771483001, $16.99, 384pp, trade paperback, September 2014, cover art Erik Mohr)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014

Collection of 24 stories.
• ChiZine’s site has this description with links to samples in various electronic formats.
• The author has won several awards for previous collections of short fiction.

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* Stroud, Jonathan : Lockwood & Co. : The Whispering Skull
(Disney/Hyperion 978-1-4231-6492-0, $17.99, 448pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
UK edition: 978-0857532657 (Wed 24 Sep 2014)
Lockwood & Co. #2

Middle-grade fantasy novel, second in a series after Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase (2013), about three teenagers who team up to hunt ghostly visitors that are plaguing the British Isles.
• Series site Lockwood & Co. has this PDF excerpt.
Publishers Weekly said about the first book: “Stroud plays with ghost story conventions along the way, while laying intriguing groundwork that suggests that the Problem isn’t the only problem these young agents will face in books to come—the living can be dangerous, too.”

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* Yancey, Rick : The Infinite Sea
(Putnam 978-0-399-16242-8, $18.99, 320pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101599013
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781611762990
The 5th Wave #2

Young adult science fiction novel, second in a series following The 5th Wave (2013), about the survivors of an alien invasion.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it (as it did the previous book) a starred review: “From an explosive start that reveals the boundless malevolence of Yancey’s conquering alien Others, this gut-wrenching sequel to The 5th Wave careens on a violent course of nonstop action.”

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* Zhang, Kat : Echoes of Us
(HarperCollins 978-0062114938, $17.99, 368pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062114952
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062329394
Hybrid Chronicles #3

Young adult fantasy novel, third in a series following What’s Left of Me (2012) and Once We Were (2013), about two souls, Eva and Addie, who share the same body.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a link to a sample.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book in the series a starred review: “Addressing issues of identity, ethics, and choice, Zhang’s concept is original and provocative; the deep bond between Eva and Addie (the shifts between I, we, and she in Eva’s narration are especially haunting) and the mystery about why their society is so desperate to “fix” hybrids are riveting.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 15 September

— posted Monday 15 September 2014 @ 1:07 pm PDT

David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks (Random House) debuts on three print lists this week, ranking as high as #3 on the New York Times list and #4 on the Publishers Weekly list.

Also debuting this week: Patricia Briggs’ Shifting Shadows (Ace), #16 and #13 on the NYT and PW lists, and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Son of No One (St. Martin’s), #13 and #9 on the same two lists.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.21
WP
09.07
LAT
09.14
USAT
09.07
PW
09.15
Amz
(09.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.15)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Briggs, Shifting Shadows 09.15.14 / 1 16 ++       13 ++      
Grossman, The Magician’s Land 08.04.14 / 7 xx   13 -7 xxx xxx xxx..   xxx..
Harkness, The Book of Life 07.07.14 / 11 x   7 + 128 -19 x xxx.. xxx.. xx
Kenyon, Son of No One 09.15.14 / 1 13 ++       9 ++      
King, Mr. Mercedes 02.17.14 / 23 xx   xxx.. xx 24 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Lepucki, California 07.21.14 / 9 xxx..   9 -5 xxx.. xxx..      
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks 09.01.14 / 3 3 ++     23 ++ 4 ++ 60 -18 16 -5 15 -8
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 36 15 =     xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 103 8 +1     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 56     xxx.. 33 -10 7 +2 xxx xx x
Roth, Divergent Series Complete Box Set 03.31.14 / 25       129 -14   xxx.. xxx.. 84 +7
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 11     19 + 26 -6 3 = 82 -21   34 -1
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 124 xxx..   xxx.. 28 -7 xxx.. 83 +5 xx xxx
Scalzi, Lock In 09.08.14 / 2 x   12 ++ x        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.21
WP
09.07
LAT
09.14
USAT
09.07
PW
09.15
Amz
(09.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.15)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 189       94 -15 xxx.. 88 -10 xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 25     7 +8 6 +3 5 +5 11 +8 xxx.. 25 ++
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 10 xxx..   xxx..       17 +25  
Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane [tpb] 06.16.14 / 14 20 -1   xxx.. xxx.. 24 =      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 37     4 -1 9 -1 4 = 30 +2   xxx
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 10.28.13 / 47 11 +4   xx xxx xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 183 13 -1   xx xx xxx.. xxx.. x xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 25       xxx   96 +   39 -8
McGuire, The Winter Long 09.15.14 / 1 12 ++     72 ++        
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 208       137 +   91 -26 87 -29 x
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 66 xxx..   xx 25 -7 23 = 73 -1 xxx 80 +
VanderMeer, Acceptance [tpb] 09.15.14 / 1 16 ++              
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.21
WP
09.07
LAT
09.14
USAT
09.07
PW
09.15
Amz
(09.15)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.15)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.15)
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]

Category: Bestsellers

New in Paperback, September

— posted Saturday 13 September 2014 @ 1:33 pm PDT

Brust, Steven, & Skyler White : The Incrementalists
(Tor 978-0765334237, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Aug 2014

(First edition: Tor, September 2013)

Urban fantasy novel about a secret society whose members have worked for 40,000 years to make the world better.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt, video trailer, and blurbs from John Scalzi, Neil Gaiman, and others.
• Tom Whitmore reviewed last year in Locus Magazine: “This is a book that I devoured in two sittings. I cared about the characters, I cared about the world, and I cared about who would survive.”

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Donaldson, Stephen R. : The Last Dark
(Ace 978-0425270059, $17, 592pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Sep 2014
Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant #4

(First edition: Putnam, October 2013)

Fantasy novel, fourth book in the “Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant” following The Runes of Earth (2004), Fatal Revenant (2007), and Against All Things Ending (2010), and the final book in the entire Thomas Covenant series.
• Penguin’s site has a brief summary.

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Farmer, Nancy : The Lord of Opium
(Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 978-1442482555, $11.99, 448pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
House of the Scorpion #2

(First edition: Simon & Schuster, September 2013)

Young adult SF novel, sequel to The House of the Scorpion (2002), which won a National Book Award.
• This book is about 14-year-old Matt, the clone of a dead drug lord, who was created to provide spare parts.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.

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Gemmell, Stella : The City
(Ace 978-0425264195, $16, 528pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Sep 2014

(First edition: UK: Transworld/Bantam UK, April 2013)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first solo novel after completing David Gemmell’s last novel Troy: Fall of Kings, about a vast ancient city occupied by an emperor who’s lived an unnaturally long life.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Hair, David : Mage’s Blood
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher Us 978-1623658168, $9.99, 704pp, mass market paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Sep 2014
Moontide Quartet #1

(First edition: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, September 2013)

Fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about a 300-mile-long bridge that appears every 13 years to connect two otherwise isolated continents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The second volume, The Scarlet Tides, was published last year in the UK and will be published in the US next month.

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Lake, Jay : Kalimpura
(Tor 978-0765327161, $15.99, 304pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Sep 2014
Green #3

(First edition: Tor, January 2013)

Fantasy novel, sequel to Green (2009) and Endurance (2011), about an assassin and ex-courtesan in a world where the Gods meddle in human affairs.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Mooney, J. E., & Bill Fawcett, eds. : Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe
(Tor 978-0765334596, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, August 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Aug 2014

(First edition: Tor, August 2013)

Anthology of 19 original stories written in tribute to the works of Gene Wolfe.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Joe Haldeman, Jack Dann, and Michael Swanwick. There are also two stories by Gene Wolfe.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with excerpts.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine, admiring the two new works by Wolfe, and concluding, Shadows of the New Sun probably couldn’t begin to represent the scope of Wolfe’s real impact, but what it does represent, despite its unevenness, is the affection and awe he seems to generate.”

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Palwick, Susan : Mending the Moon
(Tor 978-0765375872, $16.99, 336pp, trade paperback, August 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Aug 2014

(First edition: Tor, May 2013)

Contemporary novel with associational fantastic elements — the author’s fourth novel, after Flying in Place (1993), The Necessary Beggar (2005), and Shelter (2007) — about the aftermath of a Reno woman’s murder in Mexico, and her surviving adopted son’s involvement in comic book fandom.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Shinn, Sharon : Royal Airs
(Ace 978-0425261729, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Aug 2014
Elemental Blessings #2

(First edition: Ace, November 2013)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Troubled Waters (2010).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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Stirling, S. M. : The Given Sacrifice
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451417329, $9.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Sep 2014
Change #7

(First edition: Roc, September 2013)

Alternate history SF novel, seventh in the “Change” or “Emberverse” series following The Sunrise Lands (2007), The Scourge of God (2008), The Sword of the Lady (2009), The High King of Montival (2010), The Tears of the Sun (2011), and Lord of Mountains (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• Stirling’s official website has this description with links to 10 sample chapters.

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Weber, David, & Jane Lindskold : Treecat Wars
(Baen 978-1476736631, $9.99, 400pp, trade paperback, August 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Aug 2014
Star Kingdom #3

(First edition: Baen, October 2013)

Young adult science fiction novel, third in a series after A Beautiful Friendship (2011) and Fire Season (2012), about a young woman who moves with her parents to a new planet and becomes a forest ranger.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Wilson, Robert Charles : Burning Paradise
(Tor 978-0765369178, $8.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Aug 2014

(First edition: Tor, November 2013)

Alternate history SF novel, set in 2015, in which an extraterrestrial entity has been manipulating human affairs.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine, concluding that Wilson “delivers a brisk and efficient, if somewhat familiar suspense tale that largely makes up in non-stop action what it lacks in ambition.”

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books, 9 September

— posted Tuesday 9 September 2014 @ 2:20 pm PDT

* Bennett, Robert Jackson : City of Stairs
(Crown/Broadway 978-0-8041-3717-1, $15, 448pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8041-3718-8

Fantasy novel about a city, Bulikov, that conquered the world until its divine protectors were killed.
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Bennett ventures into secondary-world fantasy in this action-packed, occasionally numinous, noir-like novel, which combines metaphysical and geopolitical observations.”

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* Carlson, Amanda : Red Blooded
(Orbit 978-0316404334, $15, 368pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316404341
UK edition: 978-0356504032 (Thu 9 Oct 2014)
Jessica McClain #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Full Blooded (2012), Hot Blooded (Apr 2013), and Cold Blooded (Oct 2013), about a woman who becomes the first female werewolf.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Eller, Jonathan R. : Ray Bradbury Unbound
(University of Illinois 978-0-252-03869-3, $34.95, 336pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 30 Aug 2014

Nonfiction biography of Ray Bradbury, a continuation of Eller’s earlier book Becoming Ray Bradbury (2011), this time focusing on Bradbury’s film and stage projects.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “… fans who know Bradbury only for his fiction are likely to enjoy this diverse look at his work and creative process.”

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* Finn, Ed, & Kathryn Cramer, eds. : Hieroglyph
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0062204691, $27.99, 560pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014

Anthology of 20 original stories, subtitled “Stories and Visions for a Better Future”, inspired by a 2011 essay by Neal Stephenson.
• Authors include Neal Stephenson, Gregory Benford, Rudy Rucker, Cory Doctorow, David Brin, and Bruce Sterling.
• Lawrence M. Krauss provides a foreword, Neal Stephenson a preface, and the editors an introduction.
• The book’s Scribd page shows the table of contents and several pages of preview.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.

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* Gould, Steven : Exo
(Tor 978-0765336545, $25.99, 464pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466828483
Jumper #5

SF novel, latest in a series following Jumper (1992), Reflex (2004), prequel Jumper: Griffin’s Story (2007), and Impulse (2013), about a teenager who can teleport.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Harrison, Kim : The Witch With No Name
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-195795-6, $26.99, 480pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062356017
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062350619
Hollows #13

Urban fantasy novel, thirteenth and final volume in the “Hollows” or “Rachel Morgan” series about bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan, following Dead Witch Walking, The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, Every Which Way but Dead, A Fistful of Charms, For a Few Demons More, The Outlaw Demon Wails, White Witch, Black Curse, Black Magic Sanction, Pale Demon, A Perfect Blood, Ever After (2012), and The Undead Pool (Mar 2014).
• HarperCollins’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The magical escapades are plentiful and profound, as Harrison goes for one final shake-up of the status quo, and they lead to a satisfying ending for almost everyone involved. A Rowlingesque peek into the future offers some last-minute surprises, and should be enough to satisfy any fan who’s followed Rachel’s journey from its beginning.”

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* Kress, Nancy : Yesterday’s Kin
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-175-6, $14.95, 189pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014

SF novel aliens who arrive on Earth warning of a plague of spores that threatens both them and humanity.
• Tachyon’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “There’s plenty of modern science in the story, but the plot’s twists and moral quality feel oddly reminiscent of golden-age stories.”
• Both Gardner Dozois and Gary K. Wolfe review the book in the September issue of Locus Magazine. Dozois calls it “one of the strongest sto- ries of the year to date”, while Wolfe concludes, “Kress’s clear prose and deft strokes of character add to the sense of a much larger canvas done almost in miniature, and her ideas, even when some-what familiar, are as compelling as always. She is, as I mentioned earlier, a hard SF writer in the classic mold, and she shows us that the form still has a lot of life in it.”

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* Link, Kelly, & Gavin J. Grant, eds. : Monstrous Affections
(Candlewick Press 978-0763664732, $22.99, 480pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014

Young adult anthology of 15 original stories about monsters and love.
• Authors include Paolo Bacigalupi, Nalo Hopkinson, Patrick Ness, Kelly Link, M.T. Anderson, and Holly Black.
• Candlewick’s site has this description with a link to a 56-page PDF sampler.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, citing stories by Bacigalupi, Black, Anderson, and others, concluding “all of the entries are strong, and many are splendid.”

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* Maguire, Gregory : Egg & Spoon
(Candlewick Press 978-0763672201, $17.99, 496pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014

Middle-grade fantasy novel, based on Russian folklore, about an impoverished girl who switches placed with a wealthy young woman on a passing train.
• Candlewick’s site has this description with a link to a 49-page PDF sampler.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Like the matryoshka doll Elena carries, there are a lot of layers to Maguire’s story. Rich, descriptive language will reward readers who like to sink their teeth into a meaty story.”

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* Miller, Karen : The Falcon Throne
(Orbit 978-0-316-12008-1, $20, 528pp, hardcover, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316235563
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781619696730
UK edition: 978-1841499598 (Tue 9 Sep 2014)
Tarnished Crown #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, about strife within a divided kingdom.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Despite some flaws, the story is complex and engrossing; fans of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie should particularly take note.”

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* Parzybok, Benjamin : Sherwood Nation
(Small Beer Press 978-1-61873-086-2, $16, 400pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014

Near future SF novel about a drought-stricken Portland, Oregon.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with quotes from numerous reviews.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Parzybok’s self-conscious reinvention of the Robin Hood legend is well-founded on contemporary environmental, social, and economic concerns…”
• Paul Di Filippo will a have a review for Locus Online later this month.

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* Planck, M. C. : Sword of the Bright Lady
(Pyr 978-1-61614-988-8, $18, 403pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
World of Prime #1

Fantasy novel, first in a new series, about an man who goes for a walk in Arizona and finds himself in a magical world.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Readers looking for a new twist on an old story will be interested in this tale of modern idealism set in a gritty medieval world.”

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* Waldorf, Marek : Widow’s Dozen
(Turtle Point Press 978-1-933527-77-2, $15.95, 316pp, trade paperback, September 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Sep 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-933527-78-9

Collection of 11 interrelated short stories connected by a 1974 time capsule in New York’s Bearden County.
• The publisher has a description on its recent and forthcoming books page.
• The Publishers Weekly review describes it as “Eleven stories [that] portray a world rocked by a bizarre disaster that plays havoc with natural laws. Whether that world is ours, an alternate world, a combination of the two, or something else entirely, depends on who is narrating, and when.” The review concludes, “This collection could prove a hard read for readers looking for more traditional fiction, but will attract those willing to indulge anchorless experimental prose.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 8 September

— posted Monday 8 September 2014 @ 3:05 pm PDT

The major debut this week is Brent Weeks’ The Broken Eye (Orbit), which debuts on four print lists this week, as high as #5 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list.

Also debuting this week: John Scalzi’s Lock In (Tor), coming in at #20 on the New York Times list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.14
WP
09.07
LAT
09.07
USAT
08.31
PW
09.08
Amz
(09.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.08)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Gabaldon, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood 06.23.14 / 12 16 +1 xxx.. 18 + x 25 -3 xxx..   x
Grossman, The Magician’s Land 08.04.14 / 6 x   6 -3 xx xx xxx..   xxx..
Harkness, The Book of Life 07.07.14 / 10 11 = xx x 109 -54 18 -6 xxx.. xxx.. x
King, Mr. Mercedes 02.17.14 / 22 x xxx.. xxx.. x 20 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xx
Lepucki, California 07.21.14 / 8 xxx..   4 = xxx.. xxx..      
Mitchell, The Bone Clocks 09.01.14 / 2           42 -35 11 +1 7 +16
Riggs, Hollow City 01.06.14 / 35 15 -1     xxx.. xxx xxx..   xxx..
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 05.14.12 / 102 9 +1     xxx.. xxx..      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 55     xxx.. 23 -5 9 -3 xx x 55 +35
Roth, Divergent Series Complete Box Set 03.31.14 / 24       115 -52   xxx.. xxx 91 -42
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 10     xx 20 -8 3 -2 61 -8   33 -6
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 123 xxx..   xxx.. 21 -8 xxx.. 88 -33 x xx
Scalzi, Lock In 09.08.14 / 1 20 ++     107 ++        
Weeks, The Broken Eye 09.08.14 / 1 5 ++ 7 ++   26 ++ 9 ++     96 ++
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.14
WP
09.07
LAT
09.07
USAT
08.31
PW
09.08
Amz
(09.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.08)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 188   xxx..   79 -15 xxx.. 78 -16 xxx.. xxx..
Card, Ender’s Game 07.05.11 / 123 16 -5 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 24     15 + 9 -5 10 -1 19 +7 xxx  
Eggers, The Circle [tpb] 05.05.14 / 16 xxx..   8 +          
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 9 xxx..   xxx..       42 -18  
Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane [tpb] 06.16.14 / 13 19 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 24 -9      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 36     3 -1 8 -6 4 = 32 -8   xx
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 166 25 -9 xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 92 -26 xxx..
Martin, A Dance with Dragons 10.28.13 / 46 15 -7 xxx.. x xx xxx.. xxx.. 82 -27 xxx
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 182 12 -6 xxx.. x x xxx.. xxx.. 95 -23 xxx..
Martin, A Storm of Swords 04.19.11 / 165 x   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 83 -23 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 24       xx   xxx   31 -19
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 207   xxx..   x   65 +32 58 +24 50 +
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 65 xxx..   x 18 -7 23 -13 72 -22 xx xxx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
09.14
WP
09.07
LAT
09.07
USAT
08.31
PW
09.08
Amz
(09.08)
UK:
Amz UK
(09.08)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(09.08)
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]

Category: Bestsellers


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