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Print Periodicals, mid-January 2016

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/

March 2016
Vol. 136 No. 3, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Eldar Zakirov
• This issue has a novella by Adam-Troy Castro, novelettes by Eric Del Carlo and Thomas R. Dulski, and short stories by Howard Hendrix & Art Holcomb, Gregory Benford, and Joe M. McDermott.
• There’s also a poem by Carly Rubin and a science article by Edward M. Lerner, the second part of an essay about “Human 2.0”.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Rosemary Claire Smith, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Wed 20 Jan 2016)

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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/

February 2016
Vol. 40 No. 2 (whole #481), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Alejandro Colucci
• This issue has novelettes by Nick Wolven and An Owomoyela, and short stories by Michael Libling, Bruce McAllister, Sarah Gallien, Sean McMullen, and Sandra McDonald.
• Poetry is by Robert Borski and G.O. Clark.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, on a “Famous Fantastic Mystery”; and book reviews by Peter Heck.

(Wed 20 Jan 2016)

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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/

Jan-Feb 2016
Issue 50, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Vince Haig
• Stories in this issue are by Georgina Bruce, V.H. Leslie, Ray Cluley, Gary Budden, Tyler Keevil, and Tim Casson.
• Columns are by Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker, Tony Lee, and Peter Tennant, whose book review section includes an interview with Simon Bestwick.

(Tue 19 Jan 2016)

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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/

January/February 2016
Issue 262, cover art by Vincent Sammy
• This issue has fiction by Mercurio D. Rivera, Rahul Kanakia, Ian Sales, Carole Johnstone, T.R. Napper, and Philip A. Suggars.
• Features include columns by Jonathan McCalmont and Nina Allan, David Langford’s “Ansible Link” news and obits, a book review section (including an interview with Dave Hutchinson and comments from several reviewers about their favorite books of 2015, film reviews by Nick Lowe, and DVD/Blu-ray reviews by Tony Lee.

(Tue 19 Jan 2016)

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New Books: 19 January 2016

* Akers, Tim : The Pagan Night
(Titan 978-1783297375, $14.95, 592pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
The Hallowed War #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, about battles between the Celestial Church and people who follow pagan ways.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Akers, an experienced hand at steampunk noir, succeeds in capturing the essence of historical fantasy. Readers familiar with the Scottish and English clashes exemplified by Braveheart will be comfortable with his handling of northern free folk striving to remain faithful to their nature gods and witch cults, struggling against the intrusions of more ecclesiastical southern religions.”

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* Allan, Jay : Funeral Games
(Harper Voyager 978-0062388933, $15.99, 464pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062388964
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062444554
Far Stars #3

SF novel, third in a series following Shadow of Empire (Nov. 2015) and Enemy in the Dark (Dec. 2015), about a space pirate and his band of freelance adventurers.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Readers who seek the visceral, swashbuckling adventures of muscular, troubled heroes and gorgeous, headstrong heroines will enjoy this series…”

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+ Carey, Mike, Linda Carey & Louise Carey : The House of War and Witness
(ChiZine Publications 978-1771483124, $16.99, 420pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771483131

First US edition (UK: Orion/Gollancz, June 2014)

Historical fantasy novel set in 1740, about a company of Austrian soldiers defending the border with Prussia.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Amazon still indicates the initially announced publication date of November 2015; B&N and Locus indicate January 2016.

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* Chen, Elaine : The Good Brother
(ChiZine Publications/ChiTeen 978-1771483452, $14.99, 350pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771483469

Young adult fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a young woman eager to escape parental control who becomes haunted by three spirits during Yu Lan, The Festival of Hungry Ghosts.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.

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* Matheson, Michael : The Humanity of Monsters
(ChiZine Publications 978-1771483599, $16.99, 296pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771483605

Anthology of 26 previously-published stories.
• Authors include Neil Gaiman, Laird Barron, Kij Johnson, Peter Watts, Yoon Ha Lee, and Catherynne M. Valente.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.
• The editor’s blog has the final table of contents.

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* Powers, Tim : Medusa’s Web
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-226245-5, $26.99, 368pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062262493
• SF Encyclopedia: Tim Powers

Fantasy novel about a couple exploring a decaying Hollywood Hills mansion that hides a family secret from the era of silent film.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly has a feature review by Catherynne M. Valente: “A new Tim Powers novel is always cause for excitement. His latest is a twisted journey through time travel, possession, old Hollywood, addiction, and familial violence that promises much and, mostly, delivers.”

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* Tallerman, David : Patchwerk
(Tor.com 978-0765387776, $12.99, 138pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-4668-9196-8
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427273741

Short SF novel about a pursuit for the possession of a reality-bending device called a Palimpsest.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Tallerman deftly pulls his characters through multiple quick changes in identity, location, and possible futures, always keeping the plot and action unbroken so the dizzying shifts never become confusing.”

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* Tassi, Paul : The Sons of Sora
(Skyhorse/Talos 978-1-940456-39-3, $15.99, 480pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016
The Earthborn Trilogy #3

SF novel, third of a trilogy following The Last Exodus (Sept. 2015) and The Exiled Earthborn (Nov. 2015), about survivors of an alien invasion that has devastated the Earth.
• Talos’ site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Tassi melds a coming-of-age narrative with a philosophical nod toward dealing with pain and sorrow in the midst of the horrors of war.”

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* Wallace, Sean, ed. : The Mammoth Book of Kaiju
(UK: Robinson 978-1472135643, £14.99, 608pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 14 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781472135650

Anthology of 27 stories about giant monsters.
• Authors include Neal Asher, Frank Wu, Lavie Tidhar, Steve Rasnic Tem, and An Owomoyela.
• Little, Brown UK’s site has this description.
• SF Signal posted the table of contents.

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Weekly Bestsellers, 18 January 2016

Alan Dean Foster’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts on print lists this week, ranking #1 on three of them.

(Note that this page is not compiling the various other tie-in volumes to the new Star Wars movie, nor the various coloring books associated with Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones, et al.)


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.24
WP
01.17
LAT
01.17
USAT
01.10
PW
01.18
Amz
(01.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.18)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Foster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens 01.18.16 / 1 1 ++ 1 ++   11 ++ 1 ++ 86 ++    
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 11.02.15 / 12 8 -3 7 +2 18 -2 89 -22 8 -3 xxx xxx.. xxx
Koontz, Ashley Bell 12.21.15 / 5 15 -2     82 -40 12 -2      
Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 10.05.15 / 16 14 +2 xxx.. xxx.. x 25 -3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx
Mitchell, Slade House 11.02.15 / 11 xxx.. xxx.. 8 +5 xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 17     xxx.. x 12 = xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 15             91 -11 xx
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 16       xx 20 = 87 + xxx.. xxx..
Wendig, Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens 09.07.15 / 10 xx xxx.. xxx.. xx 23 -2 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 24 2 =     35 -10 6 =      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.24
WP
01.17
LAT
01.17
USAT
01.10
PW
01.18
Amz
(01.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.18)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 214   xxx..   125 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 92 xxx..     xxx.. 23 = xxx.. xxx..  
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 55 13 -1 xx xx x   xxx..   xxx..
Dick, The Man in the High Castle [tpb] 10.26.15 / 10 7 -1 xx 9 -4 106 -27   xx x  
King, Mr. Mercedes 01.11.16 / 2 6 +2     141 ++ 7 +1      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 95     xxx.. 130 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Mandel, Station Eleven [tpb] 06.15.15 / 23 xxx.. xxx.. 5 + xxx.. xxx..      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 239 xx xxx.. 14 -7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 44 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 19 =      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 112 xxx..   xxx.. 51 -8 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 8       144 ++ 14 = xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               87 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 70 -24   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 11             xxx.. 64 +
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 10 xxx..             88 -21
Weir, The Martian 08.31.15 / 21 10 -8       x   87 +3 28 +10
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 63 2 -1 2 = 1 = 7 -3 x 24 +12 xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 40 1 =   8 ++ 6 -5 2 = 95 -35    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.24
WP
01.17
LAT
01.17
USAT
01.10
PW
01.18
Amz
(01.18)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.18)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.18)
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-January 2016

Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Sigrid Ellis
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Monthly
http://apex-magazine.com/

January 2016
Issue 80, cover art by Matt Davis
• This special “Customer Appreciation mega-issue” has stories, to be posted throughout the month, by Ursula Vernon, Carrie Cuinn, Ferrett Steinmetz, Lettie Prell, Chikodili Emelumadu, Jennifer Hykes, and Dave Creek, with a novel excerpt by Damien Angelica Walters.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Matt Davis, Lettie Prell, Chikodili Emelumadu, and Ursula Vernon; and an essay by Lucy A. Snyder.
• There’s also poetry by Samson Stormcrow Hayes, Zebulon Huset, and others.

(Sat 16 Jan 2016)

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Fantastic Stories of the Imagination

• Original and reprint SF & F; edited by Warren Lapine
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com/

January/February 2016
• This issue has original flash fiction by Layla Al-Bedawi and Sunil Patel, and stories by Darrell Schweitzer, Allen M. Steele, and Laurie Tom.
• Nonfiction includes reviews by Carole McDonnell, Adam-Troy Castro, Steven Sawicki, and Gillian Daniels.

(Sat 16 Jan 2016)

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Mythic Delirium

• Quarterly fiction and poetry journal published and edited by Mike Allen; debuted 1998 as a biannual poetry journal, became quarterly in 2013
http://www.mythicdelirium.com/

Jan.-March 2016
Issue 2.3, cover art by Anne Sampson and Anita Allen
• January content available now includes a story by Sheila Finch and poetry by Sandi Leibowitz and Melissa Frederick.
• Coming in February and March are works by Janna Layton, Olchar E. Lindsann, Edith Hope Bishop, Jeanette Ng, Alexandra Seidel, and Jennifer Crow.

(Sat 16 Jan 2016)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by Kevin J. Maroney, David G. Hartwell, et al.; PDF and other electronic formats since Sept. 2012
• Format: Electronic
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.nyrsf.com/

December 2015
Issue 328, Vol. 28 No. 4, 32pp
• This special “Fantascience” issue features a very long essay by Patrick L. McGuire about Eric Temple Bell, also known as John Taine, and a review by John Clute of David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden’s 21st Century Science Fiction.
• Other reviews are Peter Rawlik on Don Webb and Dan’l Danehy-Oakes on Asif Ismael.
• There’s also an essay by Brian Stableford, and an editorial by Kevin J. Maroney.

(Sat 16 Jan 2016)

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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/

January 2016
Cover art by Mei-Yi Chun
• Stories in this issue are by Robin Wyatt Dunn, Joern Arnold Jensen, Holly Schofield, Andrew Barton, Kurt Heinrich Hyatt, Mord McGhee, Eamonn Murphy, Karl Dandenell, Devin Miller, Bill Suboski, and Chris Bullard.
• Articles are by Joseph Green and Eric M. Jones.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, and a page of reviews.

(Sat 16 Jan 2016)

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Uncanny

• Magazine of SF and fantasy, since 2014; edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://uncannymagazine.com/

January/February 2016
Issue 8, cover art by Priscilla H. Kim
• This issue has fiction by Maria Dahvana Headley, Sarah Rees Brennan, Nghi Vo, Christopher Barzak, Rose Lemberg, and Brit Mandelo.
• Poetry is by Kayla Whaley, Leslie J. Anderson, and Bryan Thao Worra.
• There are also interviews with Maria Dahvana Headley and Christopher Barzak; and essays by Max Gladstone, Chris Kluwe, Isabel Schechter, and L.M. Myles.

(Sat 16 Jan 2016)

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New in Paperback, January 2016

Bear, Elizabeth : Karen Memory
(Tor 978-0765375254, $15.99, 352pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016

(First edition: Tor, February 2015)

Steampunk SF novel set in 19th century Seattle, about an orphaned young woman working in a high-class bordello.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Russell Letson’s review from Locus Magazine is posted here; Karen Memory is a delight, a tour-de-force of historical reimagining and character creation, and a ripping yarn full of surprises, and despite Karen’s opening line, I can’t imagine anyone not liking what she has to tell us.”

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Bova, Ben, & Eric Choi, eds. : Carbide Tipped Pens
(Tor 978-0765334312, $17.99, 400pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016

(First edition: Tor, December 2014)

Anthology of 17 original hard SF stories.
• Authors include Gregory Benford, Howard Hendrix, Liu Cixin (translated by Ken Liu), Jack McDevitt, and Robert Reed.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and a video trailer.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the book for Locus Online, recommending the Gregory Benford story.

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Green, Simon R. : Tales from the Nightside
(Ace 978-0425270769, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016

(First edition: Ace, January 2015)

Collection of 10 stories, one original to this book, set in the author’s Nightside universe.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Hendee, Barb, & J.C. Hendee : First and Last Sorcerer
(Roc 978-0451469311, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Noble Dead #13

(First edition: Roc, January 2015)

Fantasy novel, thirteenth in the “Noble Dead” series following Dhampire, Thief of Lives, Sister of the Dead, Traitor to the Blood, and Rebel Fay, In Shade and Shadow, Child of a Dead God, Through Stone and Sea, Of Truth and Beasts, Between Their Worlds, The Dog in the Dark (2013), and A Wind in the Night (2014), about a half-vampire vampire-hunter and her half-elf partner.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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Henderson, Randy : Finn Fancy Necromancy
(Tor 978-0765385659, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016

(First edition: Tor, February 2015)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a man trying to prove his innocence after being convicted of necromany and exiled from the mortal world for 25 years.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Hines, Jim C. : Unbound
(DAW 978-0756409692, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Magic Ex Libris #3

(First edition: DAW, January 2015)

Humorous fantasy novel, third of a series following Libromancer (2012) and Codex Born (2013), about a magician with the ability to draw forth objects from books.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Liu, Cixin : The Three-Body Problem
(Tor 978-0765382030, $15.99, 416pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016
Three-Body Problem #1

(First edition: Tor, November 2014)

SF novel by “China’s most beloved science fiction author”, about a military project to contact aliens, who in turn plan to invade Earth. It’s the first volume of a trilogy.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
The book won a Hugo Award and was a finalist for the Nebula, Campbell, Locus, and Prometheus awards.
• The second volume in the trilogy, The Dark Forest, was published in August 2015.

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Reichert, Mickey Zucker : Fields of Wrath
(DAW 978-0756410568, $7.99, 656pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Renshai #8

(First edition: DAW, February 2015)

Fantasy novel set in the author’s long-running Renshai sequence, based on Norse mythology.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author’s Wikipedia entry has a detailed bibliography.

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Ringo, John : Strands of Sorrow
(Baen 978-1476781020, $7.99, 480pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 29 Dec 2015
Black Tide Rising #4

(First edition: Baen, January 2015)

SF/horror novel, fourth in a series following Under a Graveyard Sky (2013), To Sail a Darkling Sea (2014), and Islands of Rage and Hope (2014), about a zombie apocalypse brought about by an airborne plague.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Schwab, V. E. : A Darker Shade of Magic
(Tor 978-0765376466, $15.99, 416pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 19 Jan 2016

(First edition: Tor, February 2015)

Fantasy novel about a magical Traveler who can move among a series of alternate Londons.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books, 12 January 2016

— posted Tuesday 12 January 2016 @ 10:34 am PST

* Cobley, Michael : Ancestral Machines
(Orbit 978-0-316-22118-4, $15.99, 496pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316221207
Humanity’s Fire #4

SF space opera novel, a stand-alone novel in the same world as the “Humanity’s Fire” trilogy: Seeds of Earth (2009), The Orphaned Worlds (2010), and The Ascendant Stars (2011), about a huge structure harnessing two hundred worlds to an artificial sun.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The UK edition, published on the 14th, is a hardcover.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes that “Cobley’s space opera is plainly influenced by the works of Joss Whedon and the late Iain M. Banks…”

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* Foster, Emily : The Drowning Eyes
(Tor.com 978-1-4668-9193-7, $12.99, 144pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466891937
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427273727

Short fantasy novel about magicians called Windspeakers, whose ability to protect their archipelago from ravagers has been stolen.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The matriarchal society is the basis for a unique take on a piratical world, leaving the reader wanting more adventure when the abrupt ending fails to satisfy.”

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* Miéville, China : This Census-Taker
(Del Rey 978-1-101-96732-4, $24, 224pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101967331
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780399567254

Short fantasy novel about an isolated boy who becomes assistant to a mysterious census-taker.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Fans of Miéville’s work will recognize and relish his sharp, probing storytelling. Sparse language and a minimalist approach make this intellectual vivisection best suited to readers who are willing to work for meaning.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the January issue of Locus Magazine: “While this ambiguity, and the generally understated tone of the narrative, may disappoint some looking for the usual Miéville fireworks, it may well haunt those readers who have valued his fierce intelligence and provocative nuances as much as his more baroque fancies.”

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* Ward, Patricia : Skinner Luce
(Skyhorse/Talos 978-1-940456-35-5, $24.99, 352pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jan 2016

SF novel about a young woman who discovers she is a serv, a slave created by an alien race that feeds off humanity.
• Talos’ site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Ward delivers a gut-punching novel, consistently taut and bleak. Readers will feel Lucy hanging on by her fingernails just beneath the human world and bloodied by every hard climb upward as she tries straddling two lives while fitting into neither.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 11 January 2016

— posted Monday 11 January 2016 @ 10:07 am PST

The rankings of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea have crept up in recent weeks, in anticipation of the film version of the first book, which opens January 22nd.

(Note that this page is not compiling the various tie-in volumes to the new Star Wars movie, nor the various coloring books associated with Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones, et al.)


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.17
WP
01.10
LAT
01.10
USAT
01.03
PW
01.11
Amz
(01.11)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.11)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.11)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Kaufman/Kristoff, Illuminae 11.02.15 / 11 9 -1       xxx..      
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 11.02.15 / 11 5 +1 9 -2 16 -5 67 -52 5 -2 xx xxx.. xx
Koontz, Ashley Bell 12.21.15 / 4 13 =     42 -14 10 =      
Maguire, After Alice 11.09.15 / 5 20 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..      
Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 10.05.15 / 15 16 -1 xxx.. xxx.. 135 -64 22 -7 xxx xxx xx
Mitchell, Slade House 11.02.15 / 10 xxx.. xxx.. 13 -5 xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 16     xxx.. 134 -26 12 +3 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 14             80 +9 x
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 15       x 20 -16 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Wendig, Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens 09.07.15 / 9 x xxx.. xxx.. x 21 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 23 2 +2     25 +87 6 +10      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.17
WP
01.10
LAT
01.10
USAT
01.03
PW
01.11
Amz
(01.11)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.11)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.11)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 91 xxx..     xxx.. 23 -2 xxx.. xxx..  
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 54 12 -3 x x 127 +4   xxx..   xxx..
Crichton/Preston, Micro 10.08.12 / 15 xxx.. xxx..   71 -6 xxx..      
Dick, The Man in the High Castle [tpb] 10.26.15 / 9 6 +1 x 5 + 79 +17   x 87 -7  
King, Mr. Mercedes 01.11.16 / 1 8 ++       8 ++      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 238 x xxx.. 7 +6 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 243   xxx..   xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 91 +
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 43 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 19 +4      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 111 xxx..   xxx.. 43 +18 xxx.. xxx..    
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 7         14 +5 xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 46 +6   xxx..    
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 9 xxx..             67 +
Weir, The Martian 08.31.15 / 20 2 -1       15 -12   90 +9 38 -10
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 62 1 = 2 -1 1 = 4 = 20 -10 36 -4 xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 39 1 =     1 +16 2 +4 60 +25    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.17
WP
01.10
LAT
01.10
USAT
01.03
PW
01.11
Amz
(01.11)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.11)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.11)
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Category: Bestsellers

New Books, 5 January 2016

— posted Tuesday 5 January 2016 @ 11:46 am PST

* Arthur, Keri : City of Light
(Signet 978-0451473509, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698185371
Outcast #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series, about postapocalyptic holes torn between our world and the next that allow entry of the Others–demons, wraiths, and death spirits.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Bara, Dave : Starbound
(DAW 978-0756409975, $24.95, 368pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698161696
The Lightship Chronicles #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Impulse (2015), about Peter Cochrane and the H.M.S. Starbound investigating of a mysterious space station.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “This energetic mélange of tried-and-true elements—futuristic jargon, military and romantic tactics, and multiple levels of skullduggery—easily grabs the reader’s attention; more impressive is that Bara’s story holds that attention all the way to the end.”

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* Benson, Amber : The Last Dream Keeper
(Ace 978-0425268681, $15, 320pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101630525
Echo Park Coven #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following The Witches of Echo Park (2015), about a secret network of witches that keeps the world in order.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to a preview.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “This story of good witches versus cosmic evil makes up for its thin premise with vivid characters and tangled loyalties in a place where nothing comes easily.”

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* Dennard, Susan : Truthwitch
(Tor/Starscape 978-0765379283, $18.99, 416pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466867321
Witchlands #1

Young adult novel, first of a series, about a a Truthwitch and a Threadwitch in a land facing war.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “While this is a dense read with a lot of moving parts, Dennard’s rich descriptions, insightful characterizations, and breathtaking action sequences will keep readers on their toes.”

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* DuBois, Brendan : Dark Victory
(Baen 978-1-4767-8092-4, $15, 304pp, trade paperback, January 2016, cover art David Seeley)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-476-5

Military SF novel, first in a series, about a group of teenagers a decade after alien Creepers have invaded the Earth.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “DuBois leans on a variety of military sources to examine how war against aliens might affect human technology and behavior. Though his cultural commentary is far from original (and his insistence on referring to guns by their full names is a chore to read), the contrast between DuBois’s world and our own is stark and well drawn.”

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* Flint, Eric, & Andrew Dennis : 1635: A Parcel of Rogues
(Baen 978-1-4767-8109-9, 400pp, hardcover, January 2016, cover art Thomas Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-475-8
The Ring of Fire #-

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.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “A final burst of action gives the book a strong finish, but little is resolved in this extended chapter of a very long story.”

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* Hendee, Barb, & J. C. Hendee : The Night Voice
(Roc 978-0-451-46932-8, $27, 432pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Noble Dead #14

Fantasy novel, third and concluding volume in the current “Noble Dead” subseries and fourteenth in the series overall, following Dhampire, Thief of Lives, Sister of the Dead, Traitor to the Blood, and Rebel Fay, In Shade and Shadow, Child of a Dead God, Through Stone and Sea, Of Truth and Beasts, Between Their Worlds, The Dog in the Dark (2013), A Wind in the Night (2014), and First and Last Sorcerer (2015), about a half-vampire vampire-hunter and her half-elf partner.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The Hendees have created a complex, multi-strand plot ripe with conflicts, both internal and external. Though new readers may have trouble keeping track of everyone, longtime fans will enjoy seeing their heroes finally triumph.”

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+ Kristjansson, Snorri : Path of Gods
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher Us 978-1623656720, $24.99, 320pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
The Valhalla Saga #3

First US edition (UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, July 2015)

Viking fantasy novel, third in a series following Swords of Good Men (2013) and Blood Will Follow (2014).
• Quercus’ site has this description of the UK edition.

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* Llywelyn, Morgan : Only the Stones Survive
(Tor/Forge 978-0765337924, $25.99, 304pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466836549

Historical fantasy novel about a peaceful island, inhabited by the Túatha Dé Danann, that is invaded by the Gaels.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Paul Di Filippo will review the book for Locus Online later this month.

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+ Mamatas, Nick : The Last Weekend
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-842-2, $15.99, 252pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016

Fantasy/horror novel, subtitled “A Novel of Zombies, Booze, and Power Tools”, about a failed sci-fi writer reanimating corposes following the zombie apocalypse.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• The UK edition was published by PS Publishing in 2014.

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* McLean, Peter : Drake
(Angry Robot 978-0857665119, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665126
UK edition: 9780857665102 (Thu 7 Jan 2016)
The Burned Man #1

Urban fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about a hitman forced to deal with Lucifer.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with blurbs and excerpts from reviews.

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* Morris, Keith Lee : Travelers Rest
(Little, Brown 978-0316335829, $27, 368pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316335805
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478902782

Fantasy novel about a family trapped by a blizzard at a once-opulent Idaho hotel where the laws of the universe are bent.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Morris handles the spooky materials deftly, but his writing is what makes the story really scary: quiet and languorous, sweeping steadily and inexorably along like a curtain of drifting snow identified too late as an avalanche.”

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* O’Keefe, Megan : Steal the Sky
(Angry Robot 978-0857664907, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857664914
UK edition: 9780857664891 (Thu 7 Jan 2016)
The Scorched Continent #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about two conmen planning to steal an airship from the oasis city of Aransa.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with blurbs from Tim Powers and David Farland.

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* Older, Daniel José : Midnight Taxi Tango
(Roc 978-0-425-27599-3, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698166813
Bone Street Rumba #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Half-Resurrection Blues (2015), about “inbetweeners”, those who have half-resurrected from lives they no longer remember.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Older brings an elemental street vibe to his urban magic, adding an earthiness and texture that really makes his work stand out. Readers looking for stories that deftly mix magic with contemporary Brooklyn culture will enjoy this series.”

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* Sinisalo, Johanna : The Core of the Sun
(Grove/Black Cat 978-0-8021-2464-7, $16, 304pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016

Dystopian SF novel about an extreme welfare state, a “eusistocracy”, which has bred a subspecies of submissive women called eloi.
• Grove Atlantic’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Sinisalo is at her best when describing the action; she makes you feel the heat of those chilies, but relies a bit too much on letters from Vanna to her sister for exposition. Still, this is an unusual and fun story with a strong dose of social commentary.”

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* Stone, Eric : Unforgettable
(Baen 978-1-4767-8108-2, $15, 256pp, trade paperback, January 2016, cover art Kurt Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-477-2

SF novel, the author’s first novel, in which a fluke of quantum mechanics renders a CIA agent forgettable by everyone who meets him.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Most of the book’s fun is in watching Nat figure out how to use his “talent”—how, for example, did he get the CIA to notice him in the first place? He’s an ingenious and sympathetic hero who earns readers’ goodwill and expectations for a strong ongoing series.”

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* Weis, Margaret, & Tracy Hickman : Doom of the Dragon
(Tor 978-0765319760, $29.99, 400pp, hardcover, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466881228
Dragonships of Vindras #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Bones of the Dragon (2009), Secret of the Dragon (2010), and Rage of the Dragon (2012), about seagoing tribes (inspired by Viking and Norse mythology) who fight side by side with dragons and gods.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Zahn, Timothy : Pawn’s Gambit: And Other Stratagems
(Open Road 978-1504016223, $15.99, 342pp, trade paperback, January 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jan 2016

Collection of 15 stories from early in Zahn’s career, including the Hugo winning novella “Cascade Point”.
• Open Road’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Like many other hard SF writers, Zahn excels at old-school puzzle stories in which a technological tweak saves the day…”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 4 January 2016

— posted Monday 4 January 2016 @ 10:22 am PST

Andy Weir’s The Martian and Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams remain the top ranking genre paperback and hardcover, respectively.

(Note that this page is not compiling the various tie-in volumes to the new Star Wars movie, nor the various coloring books associated with Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones, et al.)


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.10
WP
01.03
LAT
01.03
USAT
12.27
PW
01.04
Amz
(01.04)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.04)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.04)
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 / 53       118 +   xxx..   xxx..
Kaufman/Kristoff, Illuminae 11.02.15 / 10 8 =       xxx..      
King, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams 11.02.15 / 10 6 -2 7 = 11 = 15 +3 3 +1 x xxx.. x
Koontz, Ashley Bell 12.21.15 / 3 13 =     28 -1 10 +1      
Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 10.05.15 / 14 15 -1 xxx.. xxx.. 71 +5 15 +2 xx xx x
Mitchell, Slade House 11.02.15 / 9 xxx.. xxx.. 8 + xxx.. xxx..     xxx..
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 15     xxx.. 108 +10 15 = xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 13             89 -55 100 -29
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 14       43 -7 4 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Wendig, Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens 09.07.15 / 8 18 + xxx.. xxx.. 87 + 17 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 22 4 +3     112 + 16 +2      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.10
WP
01.03
LAT
01.03
USAT
12.27
PW
01.04
Amz
(01.04)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.04)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.04)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Clare, City of Bones [tpb] 04.08.08 / 90 xxx..     xxx.. 21 + xxx.. xxx..  
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 53 9 -3 10 + 11 -2 131 =   xxx..   xxx..
Crichton/Preston, Micro 10.08.12 / 14 xxx.. xxx..   65 + xxx..      
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 83     xxx.. 95 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 41       148 +   xxx.. xxx.. xx
Dick, The Man in the High Castle [tpb] 10.26.15 / 8 7 -2 6 -3 xx 96 -18   83 -27 80 -37  
Koontz, Saint Odd 11.16.15 / 8 xxx..     xxx.. 13 +1      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 237 8 +6 xxx.. 13 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 81       xxx..   xx xxx.. 97 -15
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 42 xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 23 +      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 110 xxx..   xxx.. 61 +24 xxx.. xxx..    
Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind 04.15.08 / 17 10 +   14 -2 xxx.. xxx..      
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 6         19 -2 xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 52 +49   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Paperback Box Set [tpb] 06.08.15 / 6       xxx   77 -26   xxx..
Weir, The Martian 08.31.15 / 19 1 =       3 +2   99 -37 28 +2
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 61 1 = 1 = 1 = 4 +3 10 +7 32 -4 xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 38 1 =     17 +17 6 +4 85 -20    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
01.10
WP
01.03
LAT
01.03
USAT
12.27
PW
01.04
Amz
(01.04)
UK:
Amz UK
(01.04)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(01.04)
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Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, early January 2016

— posted Saturday 2 January 2016 @ 11:08 am PST

Clarkesworld

• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil Clarke
• Format: Online; Ebook
• Frequency: Monthly
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/

January 2016
Issue 112, cover art by Julie Dillon
• This issue has fiction by Robert Reed, E. Catherine Tobler, Rich Larson, Bao Shu, Robert Silverberg, and Megan Lindholm.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Julie Dillon and essays by Sofia Siren and Ken Liu.

(Sat 2 Jan 2016)

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Forever

• Digital reprint SF magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, since February 2015
• Format: Ebook
• Frequency: monthly
http://forever-magazine.com/

January 2016
Issue 12, $1.99, cover art by Ron Guyatt
• This issue has reprint stories by Mike Resnick, Nick Wolven, and Mary Rosenblum, plus an interview with Wolven.

(Sat 2 Jan 2016)

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Galaxy’s Edge

• Bimonthly online SF ezine, beginning March 2013, edited by Mike Resnick
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://www.galaxysedge.com/

January 2016
Issue 18, $6.99
• New and reprinted stories in this issue are by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Robert J. Sawyer, Lou J Berger, Rene Sears, Janis Ian, Robert T. Jeschonek, Jack Skillingstead, Dantzel Cherry, Effie Seiberg, Todd McCaffrey, and Laurie Tom.
• There’s also the first part of a serialization of Leigh Brackett’s “The Long Tomorrow”.
• Joy Ward has an interview with Joe Haldeman, and there are columns by Barry Malzberg, Greg Benford, and Jody Lynn Nye & Bill Fawcett.

(Sat 2 Jan 2016)

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GigaNotoSaurus

• SF/fantasy long fiction, one story per month, beginning November 2010, current editor Rashida J. Smith
• Format: Online
• Frequency: monthly
http://giganotosaurus.org/

January 2016
• This month’s story is “Godfall” by Sandra M. Odell.

(Sat 2 Jan 2016)

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Lightspeed

• Science fiction and fantasy stories, original and reprint, plus features; edited by John Joseph Adams; debuted June 2010; combined with former Fantasy Magazine since Jan 2012
• Format: Online; ebook
• Frequency: Monthly issues in ebook formats for purchase; weekly online updates free
http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/

January 2016
Issue 68, cover art by James Ng
• This issue, with content to be posted on Tuesdays, has science fiction stories by Kate Bachus, JY Yang, Jason Gurley, and Keith Brooke & Eric Brown; and fantasy stories by Will McIntosh, Leena Krohn, Kat Howard, and Peter S. Beagle.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with J. Michael Straczynski, book reviews by Andrew Liptak, and a review of the new Star Wars film by Carrie Vaughn.
• Exclusive ebook/print content includes a novella by Michael Swanwick and a novel excerpt by Lawrence M. Schoen.

(Sat 2 Jan 2016)

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Nightmare Magazine

• Monthly horror e-zine, since October 2012, edited by John Joseph Adams
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://nightmare-magazine.com/

January 2016
Issue 40, cover art by Kirsi Salonen
• This issue has original stories by Sam J. Miller and Nisi Shawl, and reprints by Richard Bowes and Tia V. Travis.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Gary Whitta and a column by Jennifer Brozek.

(Sat 2 Jan 2016)

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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/

January 2016
Issue 29
• Stories in this issue, to be posted biweekly over the next two months, are by Megan Arkenberg, Kay Chronister, Kostas Ikonomopoulos, and Michael McGlade.

(Sat 2 Jan 2016)

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Category: Periodicals


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