New SF and Fantasy

Lock In by John Scalzi. Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”–fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to […]

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New Fantasy Series

Unwept: Book One of the Nightbirds by Tracy and Laura Hickman. Gamin, Maine, is a remote seaside town where everyone seems to know Ellis Harkington better than she knows herself–but she doesn’t remember any of them. Unknown events have robbed Ellis of her memory. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. On her nineteenth […]

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New Fantasy

California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout. When Daniel Blackland was six, he ingested his first bone fragment, a bit of kraken spine plucked out of the sand during a visit with his demanding, brilliant, and powerful magician father, Sebastian. When Daniel was twelve, he watched Sebastian die at the hands of the Hierarch of Southern […]

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New Science Fiction

All Those Vanished Engines by Paul Park is an intense, compressed SF novel in three parts, each set in its own alternate-history universe. The sections are all rooted in Virginia and the Battle of the Crater, and are also grounded in the real history of the Park family, from differing points of view. The Little […]

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New Dystopian/Fantasy/SF

Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta. Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like […]

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New Fantasy

Queen of the Dark Things by C. Robert Cargill. Six months have passed since the wizard Colby lost his best friend to an army of fairies from the Limestone Kingdom, a realm of mystery and darkness beyond our own. But in vanquishing these creatures and banning them from Austin, Colby sacrificed the anonymity that protected him. […]

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New Fantasy

The Lascar’s Dagger: The Forsaken Lands by Glenda Larke. Saker looks like a simple priest, but in truth he’s a spy for the head of his faith. It’s a dangerous job, and more lives than merely his own depend on his secrecy. When Saker is wounded by a Lascar sailor’s blade, the weapon seems to […]

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New Science Fiction

Work Done for Hire by Joe Haldeman pits a lone war veteran against a mysterious enemy who is watching his every move–and threatens him with more than death unless he kills for them. Wounded in combat and honorably discharged nine years ago, Jack Daley still suffers nightmares from when he served his country as a […]

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New Fantasy

Arcanum by Simon Morden. Rome was the center of the most powerful empire the world had ever seen, but that didn’t stop it falling to Alaric the Goth, his horde of barbarian tribesmen and their wild spell-casting shamans. But it looks like the gods are going to have the last laugh before they slip quietly […]

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New Fantasy

The Land Across by Gene Wolfe. An American travel writer in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but […]

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