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Weekly Bestsellers, 27 April

Andy Weir’s The Martian is the highest-ranking genre title on general lists this week, ranking #1 on the LA Times paperback list and #4 on the NY Times trade paperback list, in its 25th week on these charts.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.03
WP
04.19
LAT
04.26
USAT
04.19
PW
04.27
Amz
(04.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.27)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 36       107 +12   xxx..   xxx..
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 9 17 -1 [ 10 ] 9 -6 xxx 21 -2 xxx.. xx 66 +28
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 25     xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx xxx.. 59 -13
Riordan, The Blood of Olympus 11.10.14 / 25     14 +4 xxx.. 20 +4 xxx.. xxx.. xx
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 87     xxx.. 70 -39 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 42     xxx.. x 3 = xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 154 xxx..   xxx.. 73 -44 14 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.03
WP
04.19
LAT
04.26
USAT
04.19
PW
04.27
Amz
(04.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.27)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 17 14 -3     113 -3   xxx    
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 57     xxx.. 90 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Maze Runner Series 09.29.14 / 23       xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. 53 +
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 25     xxx.. 83 +5   xxx..    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 41 xxx..   xxx..       22 +11  
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 69     xxx.. xxx 10 +1 xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Clash of Kings 04.19.11 / 168 20 +   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 213 5 +12   13 + 66 +66 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 55       18 +95   55 -26 xxx.. 15 =
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 8 9 +1     xxx 7 -3      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 74 4 +1   5 + 147 -35 xxx.. xxx..    
Riordan, The House of Hades 04.13.15 / 3         15 +3      
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 96 xxx..   xxx.. 84 -38 2 = xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 25 4 +3   1 +2 80 +7 17 + 78 +   xxx
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 6 xxx       21 +      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
05.03
WP
04.19
LAT
04.26
USAT
04.19
PW
04.27
Amz
(04.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.27)
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]

Classic Reprints, April

Arnason, Eleanor : Daughter of the Bear King
(Aqueduct Press B00UZP7VAM, $7.95, 245pp, ebook, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Mar 2015

(First edition: Avon, August 1987)

Fantasy novel about a middle-aged woman suddenly transported to another world.
• The publisher’s description and order page says the book is “Not your everyday fantasy” and that it “clearly arises from Second Wave Feminism”.
• This is one of three Arnason novels released as ebooks by Aqueduct, along with To the Resurrection Station and The Sword Smith (all on the same order page).

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Egan, Greg : Teranesia
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805438, $15.99, 280pp, trade paperback, February 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, August 1999)

SF novel about an uninhabited Pacific island where the butterfly population exhibits strange evolutionary mutations.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• The novel won both the Aurealis and Ditmar awards, though the author declined both.
• The author’s site has this page about the book, with links to the afterword and an excerpt.

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McCaffrey, Anne : Dragonsinger
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481425810, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015

(First edition: Atheneum, 1977)

Young adult sf novel, second in the “Harper Hall of Pern” trilogy that’s part of the author’s Dragonriders of Pern series.
• The first novel, Dragonsong, appeared last month from this publisher; the third, Dragondrums, will be published April 28th.
• The three books have new introductions by Tamora Pierce, Naomi Novik, and Brandon Sanderson respectively.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.

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Newman, Kim : The Night Mayor
(Titan 978-1781165669, $14.95, 192pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015

(First edition: UK: Simon & Schuster, August 1989)

SF novel, the author’s first novel from 1989, about a criminal who’s escaped into a virtual reality scenario called the City.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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Silverberg, Robert : Downward to the Earth
(Gollancz 9781473211926, £8.99, 256pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 9 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575106154

(First edition: Nelson Doubleday, 1970)

SF novel set on a world inhabited by sentient elephant-like aliens, concerning a human administrator returning to the planet after it gained its independence.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Wikipedia has this summary.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function also provides an excerpt.
• This novel is the one by Silverberg included in David Pringle’s Science Fiction: 100 Best Novels (covering 1949 to 1984).

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* Vance, Jack, edited by Terry Dowling & Jonathan Strahan : Grand Crusades: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Five
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-710-3, $45, 472pp, hardcover, March 2015, jacket illustration Tom Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015

Collection of 5 stories, the fifth volume of Vance’s early work following Hard-Luck Diggings (2010), Dream Castles (2012), Magic Highways (2013), and Minding the Stars (2014).
• Four of the stories first appeared in the early 1950s, and two of them eventually appeared in book form as The Five Gold Bands (1963) and The Houses of Iszm (1964). The fifth story, Space Opera, was published in 1965.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page, with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “Fans of SFWA Grandmaster Vance (1916–2013) know him for jeweled language and dry wit, but this volume of five short novels brings out his two-fisted, pulp-action side.”

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New Books, 21 April

* Christopher, Adam : The Machine Wakes
(Tor 978-0-7653-7640-4, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466851344
UK edition: Titan 978-1783292035 (Fri 24 Apr 2015)
Spider War #2


SF novel, second book in a trilogy following The Burning Dark (March 2015), about a far future war against machine intelligences.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review is mixed: “There are still plenty of entertaining action sequences (an interrogation interrupted by yet another assassination is staged particularly well), and the rest isn’t bad so much as underwhelming.”

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* Johnson, Suzanne : Pirate’s Alley
(Tor 978-0765376978, $26.99, 352pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466852846
Sentinels of New Orleans #4

Urban fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Royal Street (April 2012), River Road (Nov. 2012), and Elysian Fields (2013), set in post-Katrina New Orleans.
• Macmillan’s website has this description with an excerpt.

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* Martin, Gail Z. : War of Shadows
(Orbit 978-0-316-27802-7, $16, 640pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316278003
UK edition: 978-0356504933 (Thu 23 Apr 2015)
Ascendant Kingdoms #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series after Ice Forged (2013) and Reign of Ash (2014), about colonists in a northern wasteland who return to the kingdom that exiled them.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Colorful descriptions of vivid battle and magic scenes, complete with terrifying fantastic creatures, and complex familial and political relationships will reward the motivated reader, but when characters speculate on the actions of their adversaries it slows an already unwieldy story.”

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* Sakuraba, Kazuki : Red Girls: The Legend of the Akakuchibas
(Viz/Haikasoru 978-1-4215-7857-6, $15.99, 300pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015

Fantasy novel about an abandoned Outland People baby girl who becomes an Akakuchiba family matriarch, her manga artist daughter, and her granddaughter Toko.
• Haikasoru’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The book was first published in Japanese in 2006 and won a Mystery Writers of Japan Award in 2007.

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* Wilson, Robert Charles : The Affinities
(Tor 978-0-7653-3262-2, $25.99, 300pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466800779
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427262592

Near-future SF novel in which increasingly powerful social media groups, called Affinities, threaten traditional social and political institutions.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Wilson’s trademark well-developed characters and understated but compelling prose are very much in evidence in this quietly believable tale of the near future.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the April issue of Locus Magazine: “Wilson has always written strongly humanistic tales of relationships within SF frameworks, and sometimes the SF itself is mostly a way of exploring the ways in which we cope, or fail to cope, with change. This may be Wilson’s grand theme, and it’s no less skillfully handled here than in his more spectacular slingshot novels.”

(Tue 7 Apr 2015)
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* Wright, John C. : The Architect of Aeons
(Tor 978-0-7653-2970-7, $27.99, 396pp, hardcover, April 2015, cover art John Harris)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429951685
Count to a Trillion #4

SF novel, fourth in a series following Count to a Trillion (2011), The Hermetic Millennia (2012), and The Judge of Ages (2014), about rival efforts to counter an alien menace that will arrive at Earth in another 4000 years.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, calling it a “galaxy-spanning extravaganza with nods to the Odyssey, Shakespeare, and Japanese legend, as well as classic visionary and military SF.”

(Thu 9 Apr 2015)
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Weekly Bestsellers, 20 April

Debuting this week is Faith Hunter’s Faith Hunter (Roc), latest in her series about shapeshifter Jane Yellowrock, ranking #19 on the New York Times mass market paperback list, and #34 on the combined USA Today list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.26
WP
04.19
LAT
04.19
USAT
04.12
PW
04.20
Amz
(04.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.20)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 35       119 -42   xxx..   xxx..
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 8 16 -7 10 = 3 +1 xx 19 -6 xxx x 94 -5
King, Finders Keepers 03.30.15 / 2           xxx   92 +
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 24   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x xxx.. 46 +52
Riordan, The Blood of Olympus 11.10.14 / 24     18 +2 xxx.. 24 + xxx.. xxx.. x
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 86     xxx.. 31 -10 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 41     xxx.. 91 -32 3 +1 xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 153 xxx..   xxx.. 29 -14 15 +3 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.26
WP
04.19
LAT
04.19
USAT
04.12
PW
04.20
Amz
(04.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.20)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 16 11 -1     110 -27   xx    
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 56     xxx.. 90 -52 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 24     xxx.. 88 -49   xxx..    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 40 xxx..   xxx..       33 +15  
Hunter, Dark Heir 04.20.15 / 1 19 ++     34 ++        
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 68     xxx.. xx 11 +12 xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 212 17 +1 xxx.. xxx.. 132 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 54       113 +   29 -19 xxx.. 15 -5
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 7 10 +2     xx 4 +4      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 73 5 -1   xxx.. 112 -15 xxx.. xxx..    
Riordan, The House of Hades 04.13.15 / 2         18 -4      
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 95 xxx..   xxx.. 46 -18 2 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 24 7 -2 xxx.. 3 -2 87 -8 x x   xx
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.26
WP
04.19
LAT
04.19
USAT
04.12
PW
04.20
Amz
(04.20)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.20)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.20)
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-April

Farrago’s Wainscot

• Quarterly journal of the literary weird in fiction and poetry, since 2007; editor-in-chief Darin Bradley
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://www.farragoswainscot.com/

April 2015
• This issue has fiction by Willow Fagan, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Romie Stott, and Paul Jessup.
• Poetry is by Bruce Bond, Joelle Jameson, Robert Lunday, and Brian Glaser.

(Sat 18 Apr 2015)

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Fireside Magazine

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

April 2015
Issue 22
• This issue has a story by Daniel José Older, a serial episode by Lilith Saintcrow, flash fiction by Jen R Albert and Sunil Patel, and a novel excerpt by Andrea Phillips.

(Sat 18 Apr 2015)

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Kaleidotrope

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

Spring 2015
Cover art by Tex McCranie
• This issue has stories by Eric Rosenfield, Zen Cho, Jetse de Vries, Charles Ebert, and Nicole M. Taylor.
• There’s also poetry by Beth Cato, Sandi Leibowitz, and David Coleman.

(Sat 18 Apr 2015)

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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

May/June 2015
Vol. 128 No. 5&6 (whole #719), $7.99, 258pp, cover art by Michael Garland
• This issue has a novella by Robert Grossbach, novelets by Lisa Mason, David Gerrold, and James Sarafin, and short stories by Albert E. Cowdrey, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline M. Yoachim, Amy Sterling Casil, and Rob Chilson.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, on titles by Alice Hoffman, Michelle Gagnon, and others; Elizabeth Hand’s “Books”, covering titles by Kelly Link, Eleanor Arnason, and John Connolly; a “Films” column by David J. Skal, about “Into the Woods” and “Predestination”; results of the previous Competition and rules for the next one; and a “Curiosities” page by David Langford, about a 1971 book by Edward D. Hoch.

(Wed 8 Apr 2015)

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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/

April 2015
Cover art by Sassystock
• Stories in this issue are by Kenneth Schneyer, Peter Wood, Clint Spivey, Stephen L. Antczak, Jacey Bedford, Travis Heermann, D. Thomas Minton, Kathleen Molyneaux, Douglas J. Ogurek, Amy Power Jansen, and Sean Mulroy.
• Articles are by Anthony Melchiorri and John McCormick.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, and a page of reviews.

(Sat 11 Apr 2015)

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New in Paperback, April

Cherryh, C. J. : Peacemaker
(Daw 978-0756409654, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Foreigner #15

(First edition: DAW, April 2014)

SF novel, 15th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), Intruder (2012), and Protector (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Conroy, Robert : 1920: America’s Great War
(Baen 978-1476780443, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015

(First edition: Baen, December 2013)

Alternate history SF novel in which Germany invades the US in 1920.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Gilman, Felix : The Revolutions
(Tor 978-0765337191, $16.99, 416pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Standalone SF novel, about a journalist in 1893 London who gets a well-paying job with a mysterious occult society.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon also has a text excerpt.

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Gladstone, Max : Full Fathom Five
(Tor 978-0765335760, $16.99, 384pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015
Craft Sequence #3

(First edition: Tor, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Three Parts Dead (2012) and Two Serpents Rise (2013), about a magical Craftswoman in the city of Alt Coulumb.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Gregory, Daryl : Afterparty
(Tor 978-0765336934, $15.99, 304pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

SF novel about a smart drug called Numinous that makes people religious.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Russell Letson’s review last year in Locus Magazine concluded, “This is a real science-fiction crime thriller: the old evils and insanities are all there, given new twists by the double-edged blades of science and technology. And, like the best crime and SF novels, those moral and philosophical questions linger, after the mere whodunnit puzzles have been solved.”

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Harris, Charlaine, ed. : Games Creatures Play
(Ace 978-0425257074, $16, 432pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015

(First edition: Ace, April 2014)

Anthology of 15 original paranormal fantasy stories.
• Authors include the editors, Adam-Troy Castro, Mercedes Lackey, Ellen Kushner, Joe R. Lansdale, and Brandon Sanderson.
• Penguin’s site has this description with the table of contents.

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Harris, Charlaine : Midnight Crossroad
(Ace 978-0425263167, $9.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Midnight, Texas #1

(First edition: Ace, May 2014)

Fantasy novel, first of a trilogy, about the residents of a small Texas town, who have various paranormal powers.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The second book in the series, Day Shift, is due in hardcover May 5th.

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Higgins, Peter : Truth and Fear
(Orbit 978-0316219716, $16, 400pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 Mar 2015
Wolfhound Century #2

(First edition: Orbit, March 2014)

Alternate history novel, second in a series following Wolfhound Century (2012), set in an alternate Stalinist Russia.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function, and blurbs and quotes from reviews of the books.
• The third book in the series, Radiant State, is due in hardcover May 19th.

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Knight, E. E. : Baltic Gambit
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451414472, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Vampire Earth #11

(First edition: Roc, April 2014)

SF novel about human resistance to alien invaders, elevent in the “Vampire Earth” series following Way of the Wolf (2003), Choice of the Cat (2004), Tales of the Thunderbolt (2005), Valentine’s Rising (2005), Valentine’s Exile (2006), Valentine’s Resolve (2007), Fall with Honor (2008), Winter Duty (2009), March in Country (2011), and Appalachian Overthrow (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Kowal, Mary Robinette : Valour and Vanity
(Tor 978-0765334183, $16.99, 432pp, trade paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Glamourist Histories #4

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Shades of Milk and Honey (2010), Glamour in Glass (2012), and Without a Summer (2013), set in a Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered essential for a lady of quality.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Lindskold, Jane : Artemis Awakening
(Tor 978-0765370822, $8.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Artemis #1

(First edition: Tor, May 2014)

SF novel, first of a new series, about a distant pleasure planet rediscovered centuries after the Empire that built it has fallen.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “This is clearly just the beginning of the tale, but a major controntation provides a solid conclusion for the moment, and leaves more of this intriguing puzzle to be solved in future volumes.”
• The second book in the series, Artemis Invaded, is due in hardcover on June 30.

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Modesitt, L. E., Jr. : Cyador’s Heirs
(Tor 978-0765374783, $8.99, 736pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Recluce #17

(First edition: Tor, May 2014)

Fantasy novel, 17th book in the Saga of Recluce following Arms-Commander (2010), set a generation after the fall of Cyador.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Varley, John : Dark Lightning
(Ace 978-0425274088, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 Mar 2015
Thunder and Lightning #-

(First edition: Ace, August 2014)

SF novel, fourth in a sequence of Heinleinian SF novels following Red Thunder (2003), Red Lightning (2006), and Rolling Thunder (2008). This book concerns a crisis aboard a starship heading for New Earth.
• Penguin’s site has this description. Varley’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “Your enthusiasm or distaste for Heinlein will completely determine your enjoyment of Varley’s homage. … most readers lacking the anti-Heinlein bias will encounter a swift, exciting, emotionally resonant tale with no small moral fallout involving a group of pioneers, neither unalloyed saints nor pure devils, seeking to carry humanity’s legacy to the stars.”

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books, 14 April

— posted Tuesday 14 April 2015 @ 10:11 am PDT

+ Human, Charlie : Apocalypse Now Now
(Titan 978-1783294732, $14.95, 320pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a Cape Town syndicate leader who teams with a supernatural bounty hunter to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend.
• The book was published in the UK in 2013.
• Titan’s site has this order page.
• A follow-up, Kill Baxter, appeared in the UK in July 2014.

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* Lebbon, Tim : The Silence
(Titan 978-1-78116-881-3, 368pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015

Horror novel about a deaf girl and her family in a Europe being ravaged by blind creatures who hunt by sound.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Although Lebbon delivers graphic violence and gore, it’s the sense of despair that really creates the terror, as reports from the internet dwindle and the family watches people and animals die. The sacrifices made for survival are brutal, leading to a horrific and intense climax.”

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* Marshall, Alex : A Crown for Cold Silver
(Orbit 978-0-316-27798-3, $26, 656pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015

Fantasy novel, first book in a series, about a retired general who returns to battle following the slaughter of her village.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly, noting the author is “pseudonymous”, gives it a starred review: “exceptional writing, a middle-aged warrior heroine, and organically infused gender nonconformity make this fantasy epic a first-rate trailblazer.”

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* Millhauser, Steven : Voices in the Night
(Random House/Knopf 978-0-385-35159-1, $25.95, 304pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-385-35160-7

Collection of 16 stories.
• Random House’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the author “draws a gauzy curtain of hyper-reality over mundane events and creates an atmosphere of uneasiness that accelerates to dread”, and concludes, “This is a volume best read in small doses, since the voices throughout remain similar and the situations often echo one another. The cumulative effect is to transport the reader to an alternate world in which the uncanny lurks pervasively beneath the surface.”

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* Patel, Carrie : The Buried Life
(Angry Robot 978-0857665218, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, March 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 Mar 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665225
UK edition: 9780857665201 (Thu 5 Mar 2015)
Recoletta #1

SF novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about high-profile murders in a future underground city.
• Angry Robot’s site has starred review: “The subtly fantastical story is resplendent with surprisingly deep villains, political corruption, and a gripping whodunit feel.”

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* Percy, Benjamin : The Dead Lands
(Grand Central 978-1-45555-2824-0, $26, 416pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781455528226
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478953104

Post-apocalyptic SF novel about a Lewis and Clark expedition sent from a Sanctuary in what remains of St. Louis to discover if civilization still thrives in the west.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “With its fluid integration of reflections on American values and freedoms into a near-future scenario whose dramas resonate with the contemporary zeitgeist, this novel is a reminder that the best speculative fiction speaks to the concerns and issues of its time.”
• Stefan Dziemianowicz reviewed it in the March issue of Locus Magazine: “Having laced his tale with somber meditations on American ideals and values and a history of individuals and regimes that fell short of them, he concludes with a scenario that is true to the struggles of his latter-day Lewis and Clark.”

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* Rawn, Melanie : Window Wall
(Tor 978-0-7653-7734-0, $28.99, 368pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466855168
Glass Thorns #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Touchstone (2012), Elsewhens (2013), and Thornlost (2014), about a magical theater group run by the son of aristocrats.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Readers new to the series will struggle to get their footing, but fans will love this lush installment.”

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* Rusch, Kristine Kathryn : Vigilantes
(WMG Publishing B00SCDPDTK, $5.99, 262pp, ebk, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015
Retrieval Artist #13

Mystery/SF novel, thirteenth in the ‘Retrieval Artist’ series and sixth in the sequence beginning with Anniversary Day.
• The publisher’s site has this description.

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* Watson, Angus : Clash of Iron
(Orbit 978-0316399791, $16, 560pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316399807
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478905103
Iron Age #2

Fantasy novel set in the Iron Age, secon in a series following Age of Iron (2014).
• Hachette’s site has this description
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “The blend of historical accuracy and authorial liberties suggests an old-school sword-and-sorcery epic, though with some clearly modern sensibilities thrown in for good measure.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 13 April

— posted Monday 13 April 2015 @ 8:49 am PDT

Debuting this week is Peter V. Brett’s The Skull Throne (Del Rey), fourth book in his Demon Cycle, ranking on three lists, as high as #14 at New York Times and Publishers Weekly.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
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04.05
PW
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Canada:
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Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Brett, The Skull Throne 04.13.15 / 1 14 ++     26 ++ 14 ++      
Brown, Golden Son 01.19.15 / 8 xxx..   15 + xxx..       xxx..
Dashner, The Death Cure 10.17.11 / 34       77 +1   xxx..   xxx..
Gabaldon, The Outlandish Companion 04.13.15 / 1         15 ++      
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 7 9 -2 10 -6 4 -1 x 13 -3 xx 99 -34 89 -57
Mandel, Station Eleven 11.10.14 / 16 xxx..   16 + xx xxx.. xxx..    
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 23   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 40 + xxx.. 98 -38
Riordan, The Blood of Olympus 11.10.14 / 23     20 -1 xxx xx xxx.. xxx.. 51 +
Robb, Obsession in Death 02.23.15 / 8 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xx 23 -4      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 85     xxx.. 21 -7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 40     xxx.. 59 +8 4 -1 xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 152 xxx..   xxx.. 15 -5 18 -10 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.19
WP
04.12
LAT
04.12
USAT
04.05
PW
04.13
Amz
(04.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.13)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 15 10 +7     83 -48   x    
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 55     xxx.. 38 +16 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 23     xxx.. 39 +12   xxx..    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 39 xxx..   xxx..       48 +13  
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 67     xxx.. x 23 + xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 211 18 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 16             68 +26  
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 53       x   10 +43 xxx.. 10 -1
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 6 12 -2     x 8 -3      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 72 4 =   xxx 97 -11 xxx.. xxx..    
Riordan, The House of Hades 04.13.15 / 1         14 ++      
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 94 xxx..   xxx.. 28 -9 3 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               76 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set [tpb] 10.20.02 / 28       xxx..   28 +    
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 23 5 -1 xxx.. 1 +4 79 -15 22 -2 103 -58   x
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 5 x       25 -11      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.19
WP
04.12
LAT
04.12
USAT
04.05
PW
04.13
Amz
(04.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.13)
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Category: Bestsellers

New Books, 7 April

— posted Tuesday 7 April 2015 @ 11:34 am PDT

* Armstrong, Kelley : Empire of Night
(Harper 978-0-06-207127-9, $17.99, 432pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062071293
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062346445
Age of Legends #2

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

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* Bein, Steve : Disciple of the Wind
(Roc 978-0451470201, $16, 528pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698158856
Fated Blades #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Daughter of the Sword (2012) and Year of the Demon (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Cherryh, C. J. : Tracker
(DAW 978-0-7564-0909-8, $25.95, 416pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698164253
Foreigner #16

SF novel, 16th volume in Cherryh’s long-running Foreigner series about humans and the alien atevi, following Deceiver (2010), Betrayer (2011), Intruder (2012), Protector (2013), and Peacemaker (2014).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Chu, Wesley : The Rebirths of Tao
(Angry Robot 978-0857664303, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, April 2015, cover art Stewart Larking)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857664310
UK edition: 9780857664297 (Thu 2 Apr 2015)
Tao #3

SF novel, third in a series following The Lives of Tao (May 2013) and The Deaths of Tao (Nov. 2013), about two warring alien races.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• The author’s new site has this post about the book’s release.

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* Dornbusch, Betsy : Emissary
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805322, $24.99, 360pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Seven Eyes #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Exile (2013), about a man banished from his kingdom after being falsely condemned for the murder of his wife.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.

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* Fawcett, Bill, ed. : By Tooth and Claw
(Baen 978-1-4767-8040-5, $15, 320pp, trade paperback, April 2015, cover art Stephen Hickman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-372-0

Anthology of linked novellas by S.M. Stirling, Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, and Jody Lynn Nye, about evolved mammals and dinosaurs on an Earth where the extinction asteroid did not strike.
• Baen’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Flint, Eric, ed. : Grantville Gazette VII
(Baen 978-1-4767-8029-0, $25, 432pp, hardcover, April 2015, cover art Tom Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-370-6

Anthology of alternate history stories set in the universe of Flint’s 1632 and sequels, concerning a 20th century American town sent back in time to 17th century Europe.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several stories, and an introduction explaining that this book, like the previous volumes, is a collection of the best stories from several issues of the online magazine.

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* Gaiman, Neil, & Adam Rex : Chu’s Day at the Beach
(Harper 978-0-06-222399-9, 32pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062400123
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062355546
Chu #3

Children’s picture book, sequel to Chu’s Day (2013) and Chu’s First Day of School (2014), about a panda whose sneezes cause bad things to happen.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Green, Chris Marie : Every Breath You Take
(Roc 978-0451417015, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101600870
Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Only the Good Die Young (Feb. 2014) and Another One Bites the Dust (Nov. 2014), about a deceased woman, now a ghost, who becomes a private detective.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Hunter, Faith : Dark Heir
(Roc 978-0451465962, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101636220
Jane Yellowrock #9

Urban fantasy novel, ninth in the series following Skinwalker (2009), Blood Cross (2010), Mercy Blade (2011), Raven Cursed (Jan. 2012), Death’s Rival (2012), Blood Trade (2013), Black Arts (Jan. 2014), and Broken Soul (Oct. 2014), about a shapeshifting vampire-hunter of Cherokee descent.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Liu, Ken : The Grace of Kings
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-2427-1, $27.99, 640pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481424295
The Dandelion Dynasty #-

Epic fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about rivals for the throne of an unpopular emperor.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a link to a Google preview.
• The author has a Big Idea post today on John Scalzi’s blog.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Liu seasons his fantastical Han Dynasty drama with plenty of intrigue, passion, bloodlust, and even a nod to historical feminism, against a backdrop of magical and technological marvels. Epic fantasy fans will enjoy this large-scale story of political strategy and skullduggery.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the April issue of Locus Magazine: The Grace of Kings [is] one of the most important, surprising, and sheerly enjoyable fantasies this year.”

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* Painter, Kristen : Garden of Dreams and Desires
(Orbit 978-0-316-27835-5, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316278348
Crescent City #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series involving a character from the author’s “House of Comarré” novels, following House of the Rising Sun (May 2014) and City of Eternal Night (Dec 2014), about a new-future New Orleans that has become a refuge for vampires.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Harlow shines as she discovers and uses her inner strength—a real treat for readers who have been with her from the beginning.”

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* Peeler, Nicole : Jinn and Juice
(Orbit 978-0316407359, $10, 384pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316407342
Jinn #1

Urban fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a jinni belly dancer.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Peeler gets points for the originality of the premise, but loses some for the predictability in both the urban fantasy plot and the obligatory romance.”

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* Rowland, Diana : Vengeance of the Demon
(DAW 978-0756408268, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101608739
Kara Gillian #7

Urban fantasy/police procedural novel, seventh in the “Kara Gillian” series following Mark of the Demon (2009), Blood of the Demon (2010), Secrets of the Demon (2011), Sins of the Demon (2012), Touch of the Demon (2013), and Fury of the Demon (2014), about a Louisiana cop who consults with a demon lord while investigating a series of murders.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Swann, S. Andrew : Dragon Thief
(DAW 978-0756410131, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698163959
Dragon #2

Humorous fantasy novel about the misadventures of a career thief, second in a series following Dragon Princess (2014).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Taylor, Travis S. : Trail of Evil
(Baen 978-1-4767-8031-3, $25, 384pp, hardcover, April 2015, cover art Kurt Miller)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-371-3
Tau Ceti #4

Military SF novel, fourth in a series following One Day on Mars (2007), The Tau Ceti Agenda (2008), and One Good Soldier (2009).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Turtledove, Harry : Joe Steele
(Roc 978-0451472182, $27.95, 448pp, hardcover, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698178878

Alternate history novel in which the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt leads to the election of California congressman Joe Steele to the US presidency.
• It’s an expansion of the author’s 2003 short story of the same name.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Waggoner, Tim : Dream Stalkers
(Angry Robot 978-0857663726, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857663733
UK edition: 9780857663719 (Thu 2 Apr 2015)
Shadow Watch #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Night Terrors (2014), about a team that tries to prevent your dreams and nightmares from breaking through into the living world.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* Walton, David : Superposition
(Pyr 978-1-63388-012-2, $17, 304pp, trade paperback, April 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Apr 2015

SF murder mystery involving a creature that exploits the effects of quantum mechanics.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Mystery fans may notice the solution being telegraphed, and science fiction fans may be disappointed that certain matters are never resolved, but all should be pleased by the touching conclusion.”
• The Washington Post just ran this review: “At its heart, the story is a standard variation on the mad scientist taking his experiments a step too far, but that worn format gets an electron-charged update in Walton’s hands.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 6 April

— posted Monday 6 April 2015 @ 9:01 am PDT

With news that Steven Spielberg is set to direct the film version, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One (Broadway) is back on lists in trade paperback, ranking as high as #17 on the New York Times list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.12
WP
04.05
LAT
04.05
USAT
03.29
PW
04.06
Amz
(04.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.06)
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 / 33       78 -7   xxx..   xxx..
Gaiman, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances 02.09.15 / 9 xx xxx.. 14 -4 xxx.. xx xxx..   xxx..
Ishiguro, The Buried Giant 03.02.15 / 6 7 -1 4 = 3 +1 98 -23 10 -1 x 65 -23 32 -19
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 22   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 60 +
Riordan, The Blood of Olympus 11.10.14 / 22     19 + xx x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Robb, Obsession in Death 02.23.15 / 7 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. x 19 =      
Roth, Allegiant 08.26.13 / 84     xxx.. 14 +11 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection 07.07.14 / 39     xxx.. 67 +30 3 +2 xxx..   xxx..
Roth, Insurgent 05.07.12 / 151 xxx..   xxx.. 10 -2 8 -1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.12
WP
04.05
LAT
04.05
USAT
03.29
PW
04.06
Amz
(04.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.06)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 14 17 +     35 ++   67 -1    
Dashner, The Maze Runner 03.31.14 / 54     xxx.. 54 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Dashner, The Scorch Trials [tpb] 11.10.14 / 22     xxx.. 51 -5   xxx..    
Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves [tpb] 03.10.14 / 38 xxx..   xxx..       61 -20  
Koontz, The City 03.09.15 / 5 13 -2     x 12 -2      
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 66     xxx.. 134 + x xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 210 14 = xxx.. xxx xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones [tpb] 04.05.11 / 122 xxx.. xxx.. 9 +4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..    
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 15             94 +  
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 52       150 +   53 + xxx.. 9 +23
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 220   xxx..   124 +   xxx.. xxx.. 49 +
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 5 10 +3     146 -2 5 -1      
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 71 4 +3   xx 86 +13 xxx.. xxx..    
Roth, Divergent [tpb] 06.17.13 / 93 xxx..   xxx.. 19 +8 2 +1 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (UK)               98 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 3             xx 74 -30
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 22 4 +4 xxx.. 5 = 64 -13 20 = 45 +30   79 +
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 4 8 +3       14 +2      
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
04.12
WP
04.05
LAT
04.05
USAT
03.29
PW
04.06
Amz
(04.06)
UK:
Amz UK
(04.06)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(04.06)
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Category: Bestsellers


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