New SF and Fantasy

Black Dog: Hellhound Chronicles by Caitlin Kittredge. Ava has spent the last hundred years as a hellhound, the indentured servant of a reaper who hunts errant souls and sends them to Hell. When a human necromancer convinces her to steal her reaper’s scythe, Ava incurs the wrath of the demon Lilith, her reaper’s boss. As […]

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Celebrate Steampunk

The Urban Dictionary states steampunk could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” Take a look at these new titles that may pique your curiosity. Steampunk: An Illustrated History of Fantastical Fiction, Fanciful Film and Other Victorian Visions The Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian […]

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New SF and Fantasy

War Dogs by Greg Bear. They came in peace, bearing gifts. The Gurus were a highly advanced species who brought amazingly useful and sophisticated technology to the human race. There was, of course, a catch. They warned of a far more malevolent life form, beings who have hounded the Gurus across the cosmos. First in […]

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New Fantasy Series

The Falcon Throne: Tarnished Crown #1 by Karen Miller. A royal child, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father’s stolen throne. A bastard lord, uprising against his tyrant cousin, sheds more blood than he bargained for. A duke’s widow, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord who’d control them both. And two brothers, divided […]

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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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