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New in Paperback: August 2017

Anderson, Kevin J. : Eternity’s Mind
(Tor 978-0765369369, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Saga of Shadows #3

(First edition: Tor, September 2016)

SF novel, third in a trilogy following the Hugo-nominated The Dark Between the Stars (2014), and Blood of the Cosmos (2015).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Baxter, Stephen, & Alastair Reynolds : The Medusa Chronicles
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481479684, $16.99, 416pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017

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

Hard SF novel, sequel to Arthur C. Clarke’s 1971 novella “A Meeting with Medusa”, about the discovery of creatures in the atmosphere of Jupiter.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “With this book, Baxter and Reynolds honor Clarke’s legacy at the same time as they point the way forward for the continuation of Clarke’s brand of optimistic SF which is no mere wish-fulfillment “competence porn” but also a clear-sighted depiction of both the virtues and vices of our species.”

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Bradley, Marion Zimmer, & Deborah J. Ross : Thunderlord
(DAW 978-0756410551, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Darkover #-

(First edition: DAW, August 2016)

Fantasy novel set in Bradley’s Darkover universe, following The Children of Kings (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description, with a preview.

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Drake, David : Death’s Bright Day
(Baen 978-1481482608, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
RCN #11

(First edition: Baen, June 2016)

Military SF novel, eleventh in the “RCN” series following With the Lightnings, Lt. Leary, Commanding, The Far Side of the Stars, The Way to Glory, Some Golden Harbor, and When the Tide Rises, In the Stormy Red Sky (2009), What Distant Deeps (2010), The Road of Danger (2013), and The Sea Without a Shore (2014).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Hamilton, Peter F. : A Night Without Stars
(Del Rey 978-0345547248, $8.99, 720pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Chronicle of the Failers #2

(First edition: UK: Macmillan UK, September 2016)

Far future SF novel, part of the author’s Commonwealth saga and second in a duology following The Abyss Beyond Dreams (2014).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Kowal, Mary Robinette : Ghost Talkers
(Tor 978-0765378262, $16, 304pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017

(First edition: Tor, August 2016)

Fantasy novel about a World War I group of mediums called the Spirit Corps.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Faren Miller reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine, contrasting the book to the author’s earlier works: “[T]his apparent standalone is even more brutally direct about the horrific death tolls of Britain’s Great War (World War One), showing its ghosts as they see themselves in their last moments.”

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Older, Malka : Infomocracy
(Tor.Com Publishing 978-0765392367, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017
The Centenal Cycle #1

(First edition: Tor.com, June 2016)

Near-future SF novel, the author’s first novel, in which a search engine monopoly has created a global micro-democracy.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Adrienne Martini reviewed the book last year in Locus Magazine: Infomocracy is full of interesting ideas that approach the world from an interesting angle that we’ve not really seen before. It doesn’t quite manage to hold itself together, but does send out strong signals that Older is a voice to watch out for.”

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Stirling, S. M. : Prince of Outcasts
(Ace 978-0451417381, $9.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Change #10

(First edition: Roc, September 2016)

Alternate history SF novel, tenth in the “Change” or “Emberverse” series following The Sunrise Lands (2007), The Scourge of God (2008), The Sword of the Lady (2009), The High King of Montival (2010), The Tears of the Sun (2011), Lord of Mountains (2012), The Given Sacrifice (2013), The Golden Princess (2014), and The Desert and the Blade (2015).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview.

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Toner, Tom : The Weight of the World
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808989, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017

(First edition: Skyhorse/Night Shade Books, January 2017)

SF novel, second in a series following The Promise of the Child (2016), set among post-human worlds in the 147th century.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Turtledove, Harry : The House of Daniel
(Tor 978-0765380012, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017

(First edition: Tor, April 2016)

Alternate history fantasy novel about a man from Enid, Oklahoma who joins a hotshot baseball team in a Depression-era America populated with wizards and zombies.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Willis, Connie : Crosstalk
(Del Rey 978-0345540690, $18, 512pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017

(First edition: UK: Orion/Gollancz, September 2016)

Humorous SF novel about a tech company’s new product that increases empathy between romantic partners.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “…Crosstalk is a thoroughly plotted piece of work – hardly an advance in SFnal thinking about telepathy, but a thoroughly enjoyable example of what it’s really good for these days – as a way to tell a tale.”

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New Books : 15 August 2017

* Brennan, Sara Rees : In Other Lands
(Big Mouth House 978-1-6187-312-03, $19.95, 437pp, hardcover, August 2017, cover illustration Carolyn Nowak)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618731357

Young adult fantasy novel about a nerdy English schoolboy who discovers a magical world called the Borderlands.
• Small Beer Press’ site has this description with an excerpt and quotes from reviews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Smart explorations of gender stereotypes, fluid sexuality, and awkward romance only add to the depth and delight of this glittering contemporary fantasy.”
• Colleen Mondor reviews it in the August issue of Locus Magazine: “I have rewritten the first paragraph of this review a half-dozen times, trying to find some way to make clear that Sarah Rees Brennan has created a nearly perfect YA fantasy without gushing. I can’t do it. In Other Lands is brilliantly subversive, assuredly smart, and often laugh-out-loud funny.”

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* Cato, Beth : Call of Fire
(Harper Voyager US 978-0-06-242211-8, $14.99, 416pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062422125
Blood of Earth #2

Fantasy novel, sequel to Breath of Earth (2016), about a young geomancer in an alternate 1906 in which the US and Japan have formed a confederation.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Cato brings increased nuance and skilled characterization to her second Breath of Earth historical fantasy…”

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* Guran, Paula, ed. : Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore
(Prime Books 978-1-60701-489-8, $15.95, 384pp, trade paperback, August 2017, cover art Julie Dillon)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017

Anthology of 23 stories about libraries. Authors include Kelly Link, Robert Reed, Gregory Benford, Ken Liu, Kage Baker, Ray Bradbury, and Amal El-Mohtar.
• Prime Books’ site has this description with the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This solid collection has something for everyone and includes a comprehensive introduction by Guran.”

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* Jemisin, N. K. : The Stone Sky
(Orbit 978-0-316-22924-1, $16.99, 464pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316229258
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478916291
UK edition: 978-0356508689 (Tue 15 Aug 2017)
The Broken Earth #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Hugo Award winners The Fifth Season (2015) and The Obelisk Gate (2016), set on a world whose sole continent is split by a great red rift.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Vivid characters, a tautly constructed plot, and outstanding worldbuilding meld into an impressive and timely story of abused, grieving survivors fighting to fix themselves and save the remnants of their shattered home.”

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* Killjoy, Margaret : The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9736-2, $14.99, 128pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765397355
Danielle Cain #1

Punk fantasy novella, first in a series, about utopian anarchists battling demon deer.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with blurbs from Alan Moore, Lewis Shiner, Eileen Gunn, and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Killjoy packs this novella full of suspense, intrigue, and a surprising amount of heart.”

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* Milán, Victor : The Dinosaur Princess
(Tor 978-0-7653-3298-1, $26.99, 464pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429966160
The Dinosaur Lords #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Dinosaur Lords (June 2016) and The Dinosaur Knights (July 2016), about a world that mirrors 14th century Europe in which knights battle on dinosaurs rather than horses.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This continues to be an excellent series that combines combat, magic, skullduggery, and pageantry with memorable characters.”

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+ Spark, Anna Smith : The Court of Broken Knives
(Orbit US 978-0316511421, $15.99, 512pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316511438
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478995593
Empires of Dust #1

First US edition (UK: Harper Voyager, June 2017)

Grimdark fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about an unconquered city in the world’s richest empire.
• Hachette’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “There are enough schemes set in motion here for five novels, and a wealth of intriguing characters. Spark’s gripping debut is definitely one to read and prize.”

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* Stokes, Paula : Ferocious
(Tor Teen 978-0765380968, $18.99, 352pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466876217
Vicarious #2

Young adult SF novel, sequel to Vicarious (2016), about a young Korean woman who travels back to Seoul to seek revenge against those who killed her sister.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Wilson, Daniel H. : The Clockwork Dynasty
(Doubleday 978-0385541787, $26.95, 320pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780385541794
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524781439

SF thriller about an anthropologist who discovers evidence of race of machines that have hidden among humans for centuries.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 14 August 2017

— posted Monday 14 August 2017 @ 10:05 am PDT

A new Dark-Hunter novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dragonsworn (St. Martin’s), debuts on two lists, ranking #12 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.20
WP
08.06
LAT
08.13
USAT
08.06
PW
08.07
Amz
(08.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.14)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 54 9 +1   xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, Lord of Shadows 05.22.17 / 13 3 =     xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Correia, Monster Hunter Siege 08.14.17 / 1       90 ++        
Haig, How to Stop Time (UK) 07.17.17 / 5             32 -7  
Kenyon, Dragonsworn 08.14.17 / 1 12 ++     27 ++        
Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 10.05.15 / 21 xxx..   xxx.. xxx..   xxx.. 77 +13 xxx..
Maxwell, The Last Magician 08.07.17 / 2 10 -3              
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 79     13 +1 xxx.. [ 14 ] xxx.. xx xxx..
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 23 xxx..   14 +6 xxx..   xxx..   xxx..
Tolkien, Beren and Lúthien 06.05.17 / 5 xxx..   12 ++ xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 54 xxx..   xx xxx..   xxx.. 12 -6 xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.20
WP
08.06
LAT
08.13
USAT
08.06
PW
08.07
Amz
(08.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.14)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 26             5 -3 10 +3
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 31 6 -1 [ 5 ] 4 -2 24 -5 [ 19 ] 15 -1   xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 256       64 +20   37 +10 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 99 3 = [ 4 ] 1 +10 10 +1   12 -6 37 -5 5 +30
Gaiman, American Gods [tpb] 03.24.14 / 32     12 + xxx..   xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Harris, Midnight Crossroad 08.14.17 / 1       114 ++        
King, It 04.03.17 / 19     xxx.. 39 +9   43 +38 xxx.. 22 +
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 23 xxx..     4 +12 [ 13 ] x    
King, The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three 08.17.03 / 4       105 +        
L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 09.25.07 / 6       82 -17   x   xx
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 110     xxx.. 118 +24   96 +   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 266 xxx..   x 38 +4   66 + 23 +19 xxx..
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 36             40 +5 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 118       xxx..   69 +22 xxx.. 12 +8
Orwell, Animal Farm 07.20.03 / 54       150 +   93 + xxx.. xxx..
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 314     7 -2 43 +17   16 +6 xxx 34 -12
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               66 +17  
Rowling/Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two [tpb] 08.07.17 / 2       31 -3 [ 2 ]   46 -16  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (UK)               76 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (UK) 07.19.04 / 43             93 + xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               65 +5  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (UK)               71 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 83 -5   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 84             44 -1 41 -32
Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni [tpb] 01.13.14 / 7 xxx..   xxx.. 141 +        
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.20
WP
08.06
LAT
08.13
USAT
08.06
PW
08.07
Amz
(08.14)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.14)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.14)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

Category: Bestsellers

New Books : 8 August 2017

— posted Tuesday 8 August 2017 @ 10:50 am PDT

* Avdic, Asa : The Dying Game
(Penguin 978-0-14-313179-3, $16, 288pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781524705640
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525493150

Alternate history SF novel, the author’s first novel, set in a 2037 in which the Soviet Union never fell, about a bureaucrat who is assigned to stage her own death in order to see how six competitors react.
• The book was first published in Sweden in 2016 and is translated here by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Avdic not only constructs a fascinating and original plot but makes her imagined reality chillingly plausible.”

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* Blue, Elly : Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures
(Microcosm/Blue 978-1-62106-206-6, $9.95, 128pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017

Anthology of feminist SF stories about bicycling, fourth in a series of such anthologies.
• Microcosm’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The final book and television reviews feel superfluous, but otherwise this is a deeply moving and powerful anthology.”

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* Brown, Eric : Binary System
(Rebellion/Solaris 978-1781085516, $14.99, 400pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017

SF novel about the survivor of a starship crash stranded on a world of hostile aliens.
• The book was first published as two e-books, in Sept. 2016 and July 2017.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.

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* Chance, Karen : Ride the Storm
(Berkley 978-1-101-98998-2, $7.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101989999
Cassie Palmer #8

Urban fantasy novel, eighth in a series that began with Touch the Dark (2006), about clairvoyant Cassandra Palmer.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “It’s all a bit exhausting to keep up with, but Chance’s imagination knows no bounds, and fans will find a lot to love in her blend of epic action with private drama.”

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* Leicht, Stina : Blackthorne
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-2780-7, $32.99, 720pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481427821
The Malorum Gates #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Cold Iron (2015), about two fraternal twins fighting military invaders.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Leicht mostly focuses on the male characters, but she populates her story with plenty of swashbuckling, swaggering women who defy stereotypes and more than carry their weight among the men…”

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* Lostetter, Marina J. : Noumenon
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-249784-0, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062497857

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a centuries-long space voyage by nine ships carrying generations of clones to a mysterious star that may be manufactured.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review, calling it “amibitious and stunning”; the review concludes, “Lostetter handles a complex and fractured narrative masterfully, never allowing her novel to become confusing or unconvincing. There are no easy answers to the book’s questions, but the lingering sense of wonder and discovery thoroughly justifies its title.”

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* Martin, George R. R., Ben Avery & Mike S. Miller : The Mystery Knight: A Graphic Novel
(Penguin Random House/Bantam 978-0345549396, $26, 160pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017

Graphic novel adaptation of Martin’s novella “The Mystery Knight” (first published in Dozois & Martin’s 2010 anthology Warriors). The adaptation is by Ben Avery, the art by Mike Miller.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 7 August 2017

— posted Monday 7 August 2017 @ 10:27 am PDT

A new Star Wars spinoff by Christie Golden, Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Del Rey), debuts on four lists, ranking as high as #9 on the Washington Post list.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.13
WP
08.06
LAT
08.06
USAT
07.30
PW
08.07
Amz
(08.07)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.07)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.07)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 17         24 -1      
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 53 10 -3   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, Lord of Shadows 05.22.17 / 12 3 =     xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Crichton, Dragon Teeth 05.29.17 / 11 xxx xxx.. xxx xxx 15 -2 xxx..    
Golden, Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad 08.07.17 / 1 13 ++ 9 ++   66 ++ 12 ++      
Haig, How to Stop Time (UK) 07.17.17 / 4             25 -2  
Koontz, The Silent Corner 07.03.17 / 6 x     x 20 -9      
Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 10.05.15 / 20 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 90 + xxx..
Martin/Dozois, Rogues 06.30.14 / 2 xxx..     100 + xxx..      
Maxwell, The Last Magician 08.07.17 / 1 7 ++              
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 78     14 -1 xxx 14 -6 xxx.. x xxx..
Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo 02.20.17 / 22 xxx.. xxx.. 20 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Stephenson/Galland, The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O. 06.26.17 / 5 xxx..   17 -7 xxx.. xxx..      
Sullivan, Age of Swords 08.07.17 / 1       102 ++        
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 53 xxx.. xxx.. x xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 6 = xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.13
WP
08.06
LAT
08.06
USAT
07.30
PW
08.07
Amz
(08.07)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.07)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.07)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 25             2 +1 13 -4
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 30 5 -2 5 + 2 = 19 -11 19 -3 14 -2   xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 255   xxx..   84 -21 xxx.. 47 +2 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 98 3 + 4 + 11 -4 11 +26   6 -2 32 = 35 +
King, It 04.03.17 / 18     xxx.. 48 +80   81 -57 xxx.. x
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 22 xxx..     16 -5 13 -3 100 ++    
King, The Gunslinger [tpb] 05.08.17 / 4         17 = xxx..    
L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 09.25.07 / 5       65 -37   98 -51   x
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 109     xxx.. 142 -27 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 265 xxx.. xxx.. 8 + 42 -12 xxx.. xxx.. 42 +11 xxx..
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 35             45 +18 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 117       xxx..   91 + xxx.. 20 +44
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 313   xxx.. 5 -2 60 -7   22 -2 xx 22 +43
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               83 +1  
Rowling/Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two [tpb] 08.07.17 / 1       28 ++ 2 ++   30 ++  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               70 +28  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 78 +1   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 83             43 -4 9 +
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 86 xxx.. xxx.. 14 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.13
WP
08.06
LAT
08.06
USAT
07.30
PW
08.07
Amz
(08.07)
UK:
Amz UK
(08.07)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(08.07)
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Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, early August 2017

— posted Saturday 5 August 2017 @ 10:41 am PDT

Apex Magazine

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

August 2017
Issue 99, cover art by Dana Tiger
• This issue, with guest-editor Amy H. Sturgis, has stories by Allison Mills, Rebecca Roanhorse, Pamela Rentz, and Mari Kurisato.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Allison Mills and Dana Tiger, essays by Daniel Heath Justice and Daniel Jose Older, and short fiction reviews by A.C. Wise.

(Sat 5 Aug 2017)

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Clarkesworld

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

August 2017
Issue 131, cover art by Pascal Blanche
• This issue has fiction by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Nin Harris, Octavia Cade, Sunny Morraine, Chen Quifan (translated by Ken Liu), Sandra McDonald, and Kim Stanley Robinson.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Annalee Newitz and essays by Olga Kuno and Cat Rambo.

(Sat 5 Aug 2017)

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The Dark

• Monthly online horror ‘zine, edited by Sean Wallace and Silvia Moreno-Garcia; since October 2013
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.thedarkmagazine.com/

August 2017
Issue 26
• This issue has new stories by E. Catherine Tobler and Ian Muneshwar, and reprint stories by A.C. Wise and Ray Cluley.

(Sat 5 Aug 2017)

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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/

August 2017
• This month’s story is “The Wanderers” by Ian McHugh.

(Sat 5 Aug 2017)

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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/

August 2017
Issue 87, cover art by Reiko Murakami
• This issue has SF stories by Ashok K. Banker, Andrea Kail, Christopher Priest, and Carrie Vaughn, and fantasy stories by Ken Scholes, Susan Palwick, Seanan McGuire, and Bruce McAllister.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Annalee Newitz, book reviews by LaShawn M. Wanak, and a TV reviews by Joseph Allen Hill.
• Exclusive paid content includes a novella by Maurice Broaddus.

(Sat 5 Aug 2017)

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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/

August 2017
Issue 342, Vol. 29 No. 6, 32pp
• This special “Sacred Dragons” issue features an essay on fantasy by David Swanger and an essay by Takayuki Tatsumi about Japanese speculative fiction.
• Other essays are by Terry Thompson (on Frankenstein), Joe Sanders (on Michael Bishop), Bernadette L. Bosky (on Stephen King), Brian Stableford (on Maurice Magre), Michael Andre-Driussi (on Survivors), and Gustavo Bondoni (on Brazilian SF). There are also reading recommendations from Fran Wilde and David Langford.

(Sat 5 Aug 2017)

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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/

August 2017
Issue 59
• This issue has fiction by James Rabb, V.H. Leslie, Nick Mamatas, and Nalo Hopkinson.
• Nonfiction includes an “H Word” column byGemma Files, and book reviews by Terence Taylor.

(Sat 5 Aug 2017)

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Category: Periodicals

New Books : 2 August 2017

— posted Wednesday 2 August 2017 @ 1:00 pm PDT

* Correia, Larry : Monster Hunter Siege
(Baen 978-1-4814-8255-4, $25, 384pp, hardcover, August 2017, cover art Alan Pollack)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-601-1
Monster Hunter #6

Humorous fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Monster Hunter International (2007), Monster Hunter Vendetta (2010), Monster Hunter Alpha (2011), Monster Hunter Legion (2012), and Monster Hunter Nemesis (2014), about a man recruited by a covert organization dedicated to eradicating monsters.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Correia’s latest slugfest between men and demons covers all the bases: heavy-duty weaponry, slick military banter, humor, tough evil dudes, and a strong-jawed hero who’s ready to save the world.”

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* Escalada, V. M. : Halls of Law
(DAW 978-0-7564-0933-3, $26, 496pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756413347
Faraman Prophecy #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about the invasion of a military empire where lawgivers have magical talents.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Hodgell, P. C. : The Gates of Tagmeth
(Baen 978-1-4814-8254-7, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, August 2017, cover art Eric Williams)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-602-8
Kencyrath #8

Fantasy novel, eighth in the “Kencyrath” series (or the “God Stalker Chronicles”) following God Stalk (1982), Dark of the Moon (1985), Seeker’s Mask (1994), To Ride a Rathorn (2006), Bound in Blood (2010), Honor’s Paradox (2011), and Sea of Time (2014).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Merbeth, K. S. : Raid
(Orbit 978-0-316-30873-1, $9.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316308724
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478916161
Wastelanders #2

Postapocalyptic SF novel, second in a series following Bite (2016), about a band of raiders in a lawless world.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it “a sequel replete with abundant meaningless violence, amorality, and bold personalities…”

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* Nassise, Joseph, ed. : Urban Enemies
(Simon & Schuster/Gallery 978-1501155086, $16, 448pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781501155093

Anthology 17 original stories featuring the villains from their authors various urban fantasy series.
• Authors include Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, and Kevin Hearne.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The collection feels balanced and entertaining and is a solid companion to Nassise’s Urban Allies.”

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* Noon, Jeff : A Man of Shadows
(Angry Robot 978-0-85766-670-3, $14.99, 352pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666710
UK edition: 9780857666697 (Thu 3 Aug 2017)
Nyquist Mystery #1

SF novel, the author’s first novel in 15 years, about a private eye on a world divided into Dayzone and Nocturna.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it “a kaleidoscopic noir novel of dizzying dream logic.”

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* Palmatier, Joshua : Reaping the Aurora
(DAW 978-0-7564-1328-6, $26, 464pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756413309
Ley #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Shattering the Ley (2014) and Threading the Needle (2016), about the magical city of Erenthrall, hub of a ley line system that links it to the rest of the world.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Palmatier juggles a large cast and myriad plot threads as he brings this postapocalyptic fantasy saga to a close; naturally, the stakes are immense, the body count considerable, and the action intense.”

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* Percy, Benjamin : The Dark Net
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-75033-3, $26, 272pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780544750579

Fantasy technothriller about an ancient darkness that invades the criminal regions of the internet.
• Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…fans of cyberpunk and occult-flavored fiction may enjoy this outlandish nonreligious fable of good and evil.”
• John Langan reviewed it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “The result is a tense story of the most ancient of evils trying to exploit the most current of technologies, and the white-knuckle race to stop them.”

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* Pulley, Natasha : The Bedlam Stacks
(Bloomsbury 978-1-62040-967-1, $26, 352pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781620409688

Historical fantasy novel set in 1859 about a former smuggler recruited for a mission to find quinine in a magical Peru.
• Bloomsbury’s site has this description with a video trailer.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Pulley makes the fantastic feel plausible and burnishes her reputation as a gifted storyteller.”

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* Reid, Rob : After On
(Del Rey 978-1-5247-9805-5, $28, 576pp, hardcover, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781524798062
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780525529125

Near future technothriller about the emergence of artificial intelligence in a Silicon Valley app called Phluttr.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Reid’s pop-culture references are spot-on, and his pacing is fast and funny, but the narrative is saturated with racism and sexism (presumably meant to be edgy and ironic but never actually funny or incisive), and political correctness is a punchline.”

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* Ridler, Jason : Hex-Rated
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-903-0, $14.99, 304pp, trade paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
The Brimstone Files #1

Urban fantasy novel, first in a series, described as “a salacious throwback to the detective pulps of the 70s.”
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The novel’s wild mix of comedy and supernatural perils bodes well for its detective’s future adventures.”

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* Schafer, William, ed. : The Best of Subterranean
(Subterranean Press 978-1596068377, $45, 752pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017

Anthology of 30 stories first published in Subterranean magazine from 2005 to 2014.
• Authors include Ted Chiang, George R.R. Martin, Kelley Armstrong, Karen Joy Fowler, Joe Hill, and Harlan Ellison.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents.

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* Spencer, William Browning : The Unorthodox Doctor Draper and Other Stories
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-831-5, $40, 288pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017

Collection of nine stories and one poem.
• Subterranean’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Spencer’s tales twist the mundane into something altogether eerie, and relatable characters and a firm grasp of the uncanny elevate this highly entertaining collection.”
• Paul Di Filippo just reviewed it for Locus Online: “Spencer’s deadpan, droll, caustic introduction sets the tone for the rest of the book. Despite the variegated bizarro (yet utterly empathizable) characters and exotic settings of these stories, they share similar themes: betrayal of friends, family, self; the death of dreams and ambitions; heartbreak; the futility of artistic striving with its inherent material limits.”

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* Straub, Peter : The Process (Is a Process All Its Own)
(Subterranean Press 978-1596068353, $40, 96pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017

Fantasy novella about Tillman Hayward, a serial killer who appeared in earlier Straub works The Skylark and A Special Place (both 2010).
• Subterranean’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Tomlinson, Patrick S. : Children of the Divide
(Angry Robot 978-0857666826, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, August 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666833
UK edition: 9780857666819 (Thu 3 Aug 2017)
Children of a Dead Earth #3

SF novel, third in a series following The Ark (2015) and Trident’s Forge (2016), about a generation starship that has reached Tau Ceti G.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* White, Steve : Gods of Dawn
(Baen 978-1-4814-8257-8, $16, 224pp, trade paperback, August 2017, cover art Don Maitz)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-604-2
Jason Thanou #6

SF novel, sixth in a series following Blood of the Heroes (2006), Sunset of the Gods (Jan. 2013), Pirates of the Timestream (Aug. 2013), Ghosts of Time (2014), and Soldiers Out of Time (2015), about a time traveler to ancient Greece where the Greek gods are real.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “It’s a strong story, though there’s an episodic feel as the protagonists move incrementally toward a distant final showdown with their enemies.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 31 July 2017

— posted Monday 31 July 2017 @ 9:39 am PDT

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale remains, after three full months, the leading SF title on both print and online bestseller lists, ranking in the top 10 on five lists this week.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.06
WP
07.09
LAT
07.30
USAT
07.23
PW
07.31
Amz
(07.31)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.31)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.31)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon 03.13.17 / 16         23 +      
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 52 7 +1   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Clare, Lord of Shadows 05.22.17 / 11 3 =     xxx 24 -4 xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Crichton, Dragon Teeth 05.29.17 / 10 xx [ 10 ] xx xx 13 +2 xxx..    
Cronin, The Passage 06.08.10 / 20 xxx..   xxx.. 123 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Gabaldon, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall 07.03.17 / 5 x [ 4 ]   x 21 -11     x
Haig, How to Stop Time (UK) 07.17.17 / 3             23 -8  
Koontz, The Silent Corner 07.03.17 / 5 11 =     94 -45 11 =      
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 77     13 -2 xx 8 -1 xxx.. 33 + xxx..
Stephenson/Galland, The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O. 06.26.17 / 4 xxx..   10 +2 xxx.. xxx..      
Whitehead, The Underground Railroad 08.08.16 / 52 xxx..   19 + xxx.. xxx xxx.. 6 +3 xxx..
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.06
WP
07.09
LAT
07.30
USAT
07.23
PW
07.31
Amz
(07.31)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.31)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.31)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [tpb] 03.22.05 / 13 xxx..     71 + xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (UK) 01.09.17 / 24             3 +5 9 +4
Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale [tpb] 01.16.17 / 29 3 = [ 2 ] 2 +3 8 = 16 = 12 -3   xxx..
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 254       63 +10 xxx.. 49 +13 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 97 xxx..   7 + 37 +46   4 -3 32 -26 x
King, It 04.03.17 / 17     xxx.. 128 +   24 + xxx.. 27 +
King, The Dark Tower I:The Gunslinger 07.13.03 / 21 xxx..     11 +1 10 -1      
King, The Gunslinger [tpb] 05.08.17 / 3         17 ++ xxx..    
L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 09.25.07 / 4       28 +34        
L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 09.25.07 / 4           47 -11    
L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time 09.25.07 / 4               60 +
Lowry, The Giver 09.02.13 / 108     xxx.. 115 +33 xxx.. xxx..   xxx..
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 264 xxx..   xxx.. 30 -25 xxx.. xxx.. 53 -14 xxx..
Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, 7 volumes (UK) 03.31.14 / 34             63 -7 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 116       xxx..   x xxx.. 64 -28
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 312   [ 8 ] 3 +1 53 +1   20 +4 x 65 +
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (UK)               84 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               98 -16  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 79 +30   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 82             39 +1 x
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
08.06
WP
07.09
LAT
07.30
USAT
07.23
PW
07.31
Amz
(07.31)
UK:
Amz UK
(07.31)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(07.31)
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Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, late July 2017

— posted Sunday 30 July 2017 @ 12:09 pm PDT

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

• Literary adventure fantasy, since 2008; publisher and editor-in-chief Scott H. Andrews
• Format: Online; PDF and ebook formats
• Frequency: biweekly
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/

July 2017
Issue #229-230, cover art by Jeff Brown
Issue 230, posted July 20th, has stories by Rose Lemberg and Charles Payseur, with an archive story by Garth Upshaw.
Issue 299, posted July 6th, has stories by Rose Lemberg and Theodore McCombs, with an archive story by Tori Truslow.

(Sun 30 Jul 2017)

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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/

Jul-Aug 2017
Issue 59, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Richard Wagner
• Stories in this issue are by Kristi DeMeester, Kirsten Kaschock, Rosalie Parker, Damien Angelica Walters, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Sarah Read, and Yz Chin.
• Columns are by Lynda E. Rucker, Ralph Robert Moore, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including an interview with Gwendolyn Kiste), and Gary Couzens (film reviews).

(Sat 29 Jul 2017)

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Daily Science Fiction

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

July 2017
• Stories posted in July are by Damara Dianne, Cassandra Khaw, Jason Erik Lundberg, Caroline M. Yoachim, and others.

(Sun 30 Jul 2017)

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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/

May-Jun 2017
Issue 271, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Richard Wagner
• This issue has fiction by Julie C. Day, Tim Casson, Michael Reid, Eliot Fintushel, Chris Barnham, and Andy Dudak.
• Features include an editorial by Roy Gray, columns by Jonathan McCalmont and Nina Allan, David Langford’s “Ansible Link” news and obits, a book review section (with interviews with Nina Allan and Emily B. Cataneo), and film reviews by Nick Lowe.

(Fri 28 Jul 2017)

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Strange Horizons

• Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews; founded September 2000; editor-in-chief Susan Marie Groppi through 2010, Niall Harrison to 2017; currently Jane Crowley and Kate Dollarhyde
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Weekly
http://www.strangehorizons.com/

July 2017
• Issue 3 July has fiction by Rafaela Ferraz, poetry by Maddie Phelps, a column by Andrea Phillips, and reviews.
• Issue 10 July has fiction by Darcie Little Badger, poetry by Jungmin Kim, a column by Mame Bougouma Diene, and reviews.
• Issue 17 July has fiction by Ashley Blooms, poetry by Jenny Blackford, an interview with artist Sebastian Gomez, and reviews.
• Issue 27 July has poetry by Jeana Jorgensen, a roundtable on Australian speculative fiction with Gillian Polack and others, and reviews.

(Sun 30 Jul 2017)

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Tor.com

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

July 2017
Original stories posted in July are by Melinda Snodgrass, JY Yang, Linda Nagata, and Cassandra Khaw.
Excerpts are from works by Christopher Rowe, Angela Slatter, Jeff VanderMeer, and others.

(Sun 30 Jul 2017)

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Category: Periodicals

New UK Books : June – July 2017

— posted Saturday 29 July 2017 @ 11:44 am PDT

* Baxter, Stephen : Xeelee: Vengeance
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473217171, £20, 352pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781473217201
Xeelee #-

Far future SF novel, latest in Baxter’s long-running Xeelee series that began with Raft in 1991 and most recently included the collection Xeelee: Endurance in 2015.
• Orion’s site has this description.
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* Chait, Gavin : Our Memory Like Dust
(UK: Transworld/Doubleday UK 978-0857523686, £14.99, 400pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 27 Jul 2017

Near-future SF novel about African and Middle Eastern refugees fleeing war and environmental collapse.
• Penguin UK’s site has this description.

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* Haig, Matt : How to Stop Time
(UK: Canongate 978-1782118619, £12.99, 336pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 6 Jul 2017

SF novel about an apparently 41-year-old man who has been alive since Elizabethan England.
• Canongate’s site has this description with blurbs and quotes from reviews.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Hamilton, Peter F. : A Voyage Through Air
(UK: Macmillan Children’s Books UK 978-1447291169, £6.99, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017
The Queen of Dreams #3

Young-adult fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following The Secret Throne (2015) and The Hunting of the Princes (2015), about two children who have been whisked into a faerie world.
• Pan Macmillan’s site has this description.
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* Jacobs, John Hornor : Infernal Machines
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575124134, £16.99, 368pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 27 Jul 2017
The Incorruptibles #-

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Incorruptibles (2014) and Foreign Devils (2016), about two mercenaries in an empire under attack.
• Orion’s site has this description.
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* May, Elizabeth : The Fallen Kingdom
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0575130500, $16.99, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575130524
The Falconer #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Falconer (2013) and The Vanishing Throne (2015), about a Lady in 1844 Edinburgh who’s determined to hunt down the faery who murdered her mother.
• Orion’s site has this description.
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* Peek, Ben : The Eternal Kingdom
(UK: Macmillan UK 978-1447251897, $14.99, 688pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017
The Children Trilogy #3

Epic fantasy novel, third in a series following The Godless (2014) and Leviathan’s Blood (2016), set 15,000 years after warring Gods have left their bodies across the world.
• Pan Macmillan’s site has this description with an extract.

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* Smith, Michael Marshall : Hannah Green and her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence
(UK: Harper Voyager 978-0008237912, $12.99, 364pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 27 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780008237936

Satirical fantasy novel about a girl who thinks her life is mundane.
• HarperCollins Australia’s site has this description with a sample.

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* Spark, Anna Smith : The Court of Broken Knives
(UK: Harper Voyager 978-0008204068, £12.99, 480pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 29 Jun 2017
Empires of Dust #1

Grimdark fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about an unconquered city in the world’s richest empire.
• Harper Voyager’s site has this post by the author about writing the book.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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