Science Fiction & Fantasy Catalogue: April 2016

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in April 2016.

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Abbreviations used in this catalogue: PBK = ‘A’ or ‘B’ format (standard size) paperback;TP = ‘B+’ or ‘C’ format (oversize) trade paperback;HC = hardcover or cloth binding.

Until next time, good reading!

April 2016 includes new books by: Catherine Asaro, M R Carey, C J Cherryh, Stephen Erikson, Stella Gemmell, Faith Hunter, Benedict Jacka, Seanan McGuire… and many others.

Blood of the Cosmos (Saga of Shadows 02)
Anderson, Kevin J
The humans and Ildirans, having narrowly escaped annihilation, at the hands of the Shana Rei and their robot allies, are desperate to find a way to combat the black cloud of antimatter of the Shana Rei. The mysterious alien Gardeners, who had helped them previously, turn out to be a disaster in disguise and, because of them, the world tree forests are again in danger. The allies – believing they have found a way to stop their dreaded enemies – test a new weapon, but it’s a horrible failure, throwing the human race and its allies to the brink of extinction. Sequel to The Dark Between the Stars (PBK, $19.99), which kicked off a brand-new sequence in Anderson’s Seven Suns universe.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends 03)
Armstrong, Kelley
The empire rests on the edge of a knife, and sisters Ashyn and Moria are the handle and the blade. Desperate to outmanoeuvre the evil Alvar Kitsune, whose hold on the people grows stronger every day, Emperor Tatsu begs Moria to put aside past grievances and ally with Gavril at least long enough to make an attempt on Alvar’s life. Meanwhile, reunited with her long-lost grandfather, Ashyn discovers that she is the key to a ritual that could reawaken an ancient dragon and turn the tide of the coming battle in their favour. But with lies and betrayal lurking around every corner, Ashyn and Moria will have to decide once and for all where their allegiances lie. And it may not be where their hearts would lead them…
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99

Bloodmage (Age of Darkness Trilogy 02)
Aryan, Stephen
The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever… Byrne is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders, in which the corpse was drained entirely of life. Fray’s expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father, years before. Choss is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood. Katja is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever. Bloodmage ($19.99) has gotten great customer feedback.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Undercity (Skolian Empire 15)
Asaro, Catherine
Major Bhaajan, a former military officer with Imperial Space Command, is now a hard-bitten PI, with a load of baggage to deal with and clients with woes… sometimes personal, sometimes galaxy-shattering, and sometimes both. Bhaajan must sift through the shadows of the dark and dangerous Undercity – the enormous capital of a vast star empire – to find answers.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Cruel Crown (two Red Queen novellas)
Aveyard, Victoria
In a world divided by blood – Red or Silver – two women tell the stories no one else knows. For Coriane of House Jacos, love comes at a terrible cost. In a secret diary, she recounts her heady courtship with the heir to the Silver throne, Prince Tiberias, and the dangers that lurk at the heart of the royal court. Captain Farley is at the forefront of the Red rebellion. As she plans an attack on the Silver capital, she discovers a secret that could sway the balance of power for ever. Two gripping stories. One fight for justice. Red versus Silver.
YA fantasy | PBK | $12.99

Belt Three
Ayliff, John
Captain Gabriel Reinhardt’s latest mining mission has been brought to a halt by the arrival of a Worldbreaker, one of the vast alien machines that destroyed Earth and its solar system long ago. As he and his crew flee they are kidnapped by a pirate to be mind-wiped and sold into slavery, a fate worse than death in this shattered universe. But Captain Reinhardt is hiding a secret. The real Gabriel Reinhardt died six years ago, and in his place is Jonas, one of the millions of clones produced for menial labour by the last descendants of Earth. Forced to aid the pirate Keldra’s obsessive campaign against the Worldbreakers, in exchange for his life, Jonas discovers that humanity’s last hope might just be found in the very machines that have destroyed it.
Science fiction | TP | $34.99

The Explorer’s Guild
Baird, Jon & Costner, Kevin
‘The golden age of adventure stories returns with this splendidly designed, action-packed, globe-trotting tale that combines the bravura storytelling of Kipling, with the irresistible style of The Adventures of Tintin. Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a more mysterious organisation: The Explorers Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice. The aim of The Explorers Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilisation on the edge of calamity, the first instalment in The Explorers Guild series, A Passage to Shambhala, concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion.’ – publisher’s blurb. This is a gorgeous-looking book, comprised of a mixture of text and graphic novel on sepia-toned pages.
Pulp fiction | HC | $45.00

In the Skin of a Monster
Barker, Kathryn
Three years ago, Alice’s identical twin sister took a gun to school and killed seven innocent kids; now Alice wears the same face as a monster. She’s struggling with her identity, and with life in the small Australian town where everyone was touched by the tragedy. Just as Alice thinks things can’t get much worse, she encounters her sister on a deserted highway. But all is not what it seems, and Alice soon discovers that she has stepped into a different reality, a dream world, where she’s trapped with the nightmares of everyone in the community. Recommended.
YA fantasy | PBK | $17.99

Just Over the Horizon (Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear 01)
Bear, Greg
There are two other volumes of the Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear being released concurrently: Far Thoughts and Pale Gods and Beyond the Farthest Suns (TP, $31.95 each).
Collection | TP | $33.95

Special
Blain, Georgia
Fern Marlow is alone, data-wiped and in hiding. Her mobie says she’s Delia Greene, a ReCorp refuse sorter. Every day she queues to work, to earn just enough to stay alive. Every night she dreams of the past and the life she’s meant to be living, back at Halston, an exclusive school for those wealthy enough – or lucky enough – to be genetically designed.
YA science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Who Wants To Be the Prince of Darkness?
Boatman, Michael
Lucifer has retired, and Hell is almost empty. The new ruler, through a campaign of black magic, deception and cutting-edge media strategies, conceives a plot to use humanity’s greatest, and most terrifying weapon against them: Reality Television. Millions of souls of the living are stolen and sent to direct to Hell, and the race is on to find their champion, in the (literally) hottest show around: Who wants to be the Prince of Darkness?
Urban fantasy/humour | PBK | $19.99

Voyage of the Basilisk (Natural History of Dragons 04)
Brennan, Marie
Even those, who take no interest in the field of dragon naturalism, have heard of the glamorous Lady Trent’s expedition to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia. Her discoveries there are the stuff of romantic legend, catapulting her from scholarly obscurity to worldwide fame. The details of her personal life during that time are hardly less private, having provided fodder for gossips in several countries. As is so often the case in the career of this illustrious woman, the public story is far from complete. In this, the fourth volume of her memoirs, Lady Trent relates how she acquired her position with the Royal Scirling Army; how foreign saboteurs imperilled both her work and her wellbeing; and how her determined pursuit of knowledge took her into the deepest reaches of the Labyrinth of Drakes, where the chance action of a dragon sets the stage for her greatest achievement, yet. Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs are: A Natural History of Dragons, The Tropic of Serpents, and Voyage of the Basilisk (TP, $31.95 each).
Fantasy | HC | $47.95

The Immortals
Brodsky, Jordanna Max
Selene finds the body of a young woman on the banks of the Hudson River, mutilated and wearing a wreath of laurel. She feels a rage not felt in a lifetime, and an obligation: the promise that she made long ago. To protect those who are innocent – who cannot protect themselves. With the NYPD out of their depth, Selene must hunt the killer on her own. But when classics professor Theo Schultz offers his expertise to solve the case, the solitary huntress finds herself working with a man, who’s her opposite in every way.
Supernatural thriller | PBK | $19.99

Titan’s Fall (Icarus Corps 02)
Brown, Zachary
The rapacious Confederation has taken their war to our solar system. Now that the human and PAC forces won a decisive battle on the moon, they need to try to head off the coming armada before their overpowering strength is amassed and the Icarus Corps is, once again, on the front line. Continues Devin’s adventures from The Darkside Wars (PBK, $19.99).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Midnight Bites
Caine, Rachel
A collection of Morganville Vampires short fiction.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $22.95

Fellside
Carey, M R
Fellside is a maximum security prison, on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It’s a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess. Recommended.
Horror/thriller | TP | $29.99

Visitor (Foreigner 17)
Cherryh, C J
No one can predict what an alien race might do, or what their motivations could be. And Bren Cameron, the only human ever to be accepted into atevi society, is now the one individual with a hope of successfully interacting with the crew of the incoming ship. But Bren knows it will take putting himself in the hands of the kyo. Can Bren count on the gratitude of one individual alien to save his life and the lives of thousands on Alpha Station? The previous book in the series, Tracker, is now in paperback ($19.95).
Science fiction | HC | $49.95

Javelin Rain (Shadow Ops 05)
Cole, Myke
Being a US Navy SEAL was Jim Schweitzer’s life, until the day he was killed. Now, his escape from the government that brought him back from the dead has been coded Javelin Rain. Schweitzer and his family are on the run from his unit, and while he may be immortal, his wife and son are not. It’s up to Jim to keep his family safe and free from the clutches of his former masters, whose plans could spell disaster not only for him, but for the entire nation…
Military fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Nazi Moonbase
Davis, Graeme & Tan, Darren (illustrator)
For the first time, the history of the Nazi space program has been revealed – with a focus on the design, construction, and layout of the moonbase. Using detailed maps, the entire moonbase is reconstructed, noting the locations of various important features, such as weapon emplacements, the Vril generator, the air recyclers and water extractors. The book also covers the various attempt by the allies to overcome this last Nazi stronghold through both subterfuge and outright battle.
Alternate history | PBK | $22.99

Saint’s Blood (Greatcoats 03)
De Castell, Sebastien
How do you kill a Saint? Falcio, Brasti and Kest are about to find out – someone is doing just that, and they’ve started with a friend. The Dukes were already looking for ways to weasel out of their promise to put Aline on her father’s throne – but with Saints turning up dead, rumour are spreading that the Gods themselves oppose her ascension. To make matters worse, the churches are also pushing for control and have brought back their own military orders – including church knights and, worst of all, the Inquisitors, who have their own, much harsher form of justice… Book two of the Greatcoats series: Knight’s Shadow, is now available in paperback format ($19.99).
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Fall of Light (Kharkanas Trilogy 02)
Erikson, Steven
It’s a conflicted time in Kurald Galain, the realm of Darkness, where Mother Dark reigns. But this ancient land was once home to many a power… and even death is not quite eternal. The commoners’ great hero, Vatha Urusander, is being promoted by his followers to take Mother Dark’s hand in marriage, but her Consort, Lord Draconus, stands in the way of such ambitions. The impending clash sends fissures throughout the realm. As rumours of civil war burn through the masses, an ancient power emerges from the long dead seas. Caught in the middle of it all are the First Sons of Darkness, Anomander, Andarist, and Silchas Ruin of the Purake Hold.
Fantasy | HC | $54.95

The Immortal Throne (City 02)
Gemmell, Stella
As The City struggles to return to something resembling normal life after the devastation brought on by the rebellion, word arises of a massive army gathering to the north. No one knows where it has come from or who leads it, but it soon becomes apparent that its sole purpose is to destroy The City and annihilate all – man, woman and child – who live within its battered walls.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Tin Men
Golden, Christopher
In the near future, the US has deployed the Remote Infantry Corps: thousands of robots remote-piloted by soldiers whose bodies lie hidden in underground bases. But the worst occurs when anarchists set off a global pulse that shorts out electrical connections. In Damascus, Private Danny Kelso, Corporal Kate Wade, and their platoon realise they are trapped inside the Tin Men – something the government never warned them could happen… As chaos descends, and with anarchist Bot Killers on their trail, the Tin Men must survive a gauntlet of violence on the road from Damascus to the heart of Europe, half of them determined to stay true to their mission and save their president, half of them hell-bent on saving themselves. Recommended.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

The Regional Office Is Under Attack!
Gonzales, Manuel
In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organisation – the Regional Office – and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation. At its helm, the mysterious Oyemi and her oracles seek out new recruits and root out evil plots. Then a prophecy suggests that someone from inside might bring about its downfall. And, now, the Regional Office is under attack. Recruited by a defector, from within, Rose is a young assassin leading the attack, eager to stretch into her powers and prove herself on her first mission. Defending the Regional Office is Sarah – who may or may not have a mechanical arm – fiercely devoted to the organisation that took her in as a young woman, in the wake of her mother’s sudden disappearance.
Science fiction | HC | $52.95

Transgalactic
Gunn, James
When Riley and Asha finally reached the planet Terminal and found the Transcendental Machine, a matter transmission device built by an ancient race, they chose to be ‘translated’. Now in possession of intellectual and physical powers that set them above human limitations, the machine has transported them to two, separate, unknown planets among a possibility of billions. Riley and Asha know that together they can change the galaxy, so they attempt to do the impossible – find each other.
Science fiction | HC | $39.99

Street Magicks
Guran, Paula (editor)
Streets are more than thoroughfares. Cobblestone or concrete, state of mind or situation – streets are catalysts for culture; sources of knowledge and connection, invisible routes to hidden levels of influence. In worlds where magic is real, streets can be full of dangerous shadows or paths to salvation. Wizards walk such streets, monsters lurk in their alleys, demons prowl or strut, doors open to places full of delightful enchantment or seething with sorcery, and truly dead ends abound. This selection of stories – some tales may be rediscoveries, others never encountered on your fictional map – will take you for a wild ride through many realms of imagination. Includes stories from Elizabeth Bear, Jim Butcher, Neil Gaiman, Simon R Green, Scott Lynch, and Catherynne M Valente.
Urban fantasy anthology | TP | $29.95

Ruin (Faithful and the Fallen 03)
Gwynne, John
The Banished Lands are engulfed in war and chaos. The cunning Queen Rhin has conquered the west and High King Nathair has the cauldron, most powerful of the seven treasures. At his back, stands the scheming Calidus and a warband of the Kadoshim, dread demons of the Otherworld. They plan to bring Asroth and his host of the Fallen into the world of flesh, but to do so, they need the seven treasures. Nathair has been deceived but now he knows the truth. He has choices to make; choices that will determine the fate of the Banished Lands. Elsewhere, the flame of resistance is growing – Queen Edana finds allies, in the swamps of Ardan…
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

AWOL (Time Keeper Trilogy 03)
Harding, Traci
The timekeepers return to the Astro-Marine Institute Explorer (AMIE) to stop their nemesis from interfering with the departure of an otherworldly being, currently residing on Oceane. They agree to regroup one week before the interference is due to take place – but one team member seems to be taking an unofficial detour. An opportunity to prevent the incident altogether arises four years before the rendezvous. But to revisit this instance would be seen as a betrayal to many of the timekeepers and set them at war with one another. To end all the ancient curses at the route of the disputes between star systems, to pave the way for psychic freedom and achieve AMIE’s primary objective, one team member will break the principal rule of timekeeping and quantum jump into their history alone.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Conclave of Shadow (Missy Masters 02)
Helms, Alyc
Ever since she saved the spirit guardians of China by selling out to her worst enemy, Missy Masters – AKA, the pulp hero Mr Mystic – has been laying low. But when knights serving the Conclave of Shadow steal secret technology from a museum exhibit on the Argent Aces, everyone looks to Mr. Mystic for help. If Missy doesn’t want her masquerade blown, she’d better track down the thieves, and fast. But stolen tech turns out to be the least of her problems. Recent events have upset the balance of power in the Shadow Realms, removing the barriers that once held the ravenous Voidlands in check. Their spread threatens destruction in the mortal realm as well… and only the Conclave stands ready to push them back. In a world of shadow, telling friends from enemies is easier said than done. But if she wants to save San Francisco, Missy will have to decide who to trust. Including her own instincts, which tell her that something is stalking her with murder in mind…
Urban fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Ancient Peace (Peacekeeper 01)
Huff, Tanya
The centuries-long war between the Confederation and The Others, a group of violent alien species, is over. Intergalactic peace is finally restored. Torin Kerr and her crew of ex-Marine friends have gone freelance – using their military experience as guns for hire. But this calm equilibrium cannot last. Someone is searching for the lost weapons of the H’san: powerful tools capable of destroying entire planets. Though the H’san gave up fighting long ago, the reappearance of their weapons would no doubt lead to a devastating war. It’s up to Torin Kerr and her team to fix this problem before it explodes. But the more Torin learns about the relationship between the Elder and Younger races, the more she fears war might be unavoidable… The first book of a new military SF spin-off of the Confederation series. This is the UK B-format paperback, the US mass market edition will be out towards the end of the year.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Foul Tide’s Turning (Far-Called Trilogy 02)
Hunt, Stephen
The power struggle begins… The people of Weyland always believed the slavers raids, which destroyed families and homes like a natural disaster, were a misfortune that couldn’t be averted or stopped. But it’s not true. King Marcus struck a deal: his people in exchange for technology and a powerful alliance with the Vandian civilisation. And now everyone knows. Jacob and Carter Carnehan escaped the slavers – along with the true king of Weyland – and have returned home with both the truth, and a Vandian princess as their hostage. Their purpose was to avoid war… instead, the truth prompts a civil war at home – while an invasion force, focused on reclaiming the captive princess, starts to gather on their borders. Jacob and Carter will be separated once again – and this time they’re fighting for something bigger than their lives. The sequel to In Dark Service (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Shadow Rites (Jane Yellowrock 10)
Hunter, Faith
Jane is keeping the peace between visiting groups of witches and vamps in the city, but then trouble comes knocking on her doorstep. When her house is magically attacked, the wild chase to find her assailants unearths a mystery that has literally been buried deep. A missing master vampire, presumed long deceased, is found chained in a pit. undead, raving mad and in the company of two human bodies. Now it’s up to Jane to find out who kept the vampire hidden for so long and why, because the incident could tip already high supernatural tensions to an all-out arcane war.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.95

Burned (Alex Verus 07)
Jacka, Benedict
The Mage’s Council of Great Britain just named Alex a traitor and ordered his death, in seven days’ time, and there’s no way anyone can get out of that… Recommended!
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Arena
Jennings, Holly
Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death, on national TV. She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier…
Dystopia | HC | $47.95

Theophilus Grey and the Traitor’s Mask
Jinks, Catherine
The companion novel to Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief (HC, $19.99) is a fast-paced adventure, as twelve-year-old linkboy Philo graduates from petty fraud and street crime to high-level political espionage in eighteenth-century London.
YA fantasy | HC | $19.99

Black Wings of Cthulhu 04
Joshi, S T (editor)
Through his collaborations with today’s most talented and acclaimed practitioners of Lovecraftian fiction, editor S T Joshi has made this series essential for every library of horror and the macabre. Volume four offers up seventeen new masterpieces, each exploring the roots of fear employed, so famously, by the master himself, H P Lovecraft.
Cthulhiana | TP | $29.95

The Orchid Nursery
Katz, Louise
The Fifteens of Stone House have reached Attainment: the day ‘girlies’ may Beseech for the privilege of being Perfected and serving as woman-idols in the Orchid Nursery. Among the Stone House girlies are Mica, a pious believer, and Pearl, vivacious and dangerously irreverent. When Pearl goes missing, Mica hopes fervently that her friend has been chosen for Perfection. But Mica finds stronger indications that Pearl has absconded, including a map that shows a path out of Perfect State towards the boundary where Civilisation meets Unrule. Mica feels bound by love and duty to seek Pearl – to save her from punishment if she is caught by the Ecumen or, worse, if she has left Civilisation. But first Mica must bring herself to violate the secret, sacred space that is the Orchid Nursery. Winner of the 2016 Norma K Hemming award for excellence in exploration of themes of diversity in speculative fiction.
Dystopia | TP | $24.99

Invision (Chronicles of Nick 07)
Kenyon, Sherrilyn
It’s not easy being the heir of a demon overlord. But Nick is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. To be more, than his genetics and prophecy foretell. No one is ever going to tell this stubborn Cajun who and what he really is. Or how to live his life. Not even the Fates of the Universe. But now that he and his team of ancient gods and demons have claimed the Eye of Ananke and he sees the missteps of the future, he has to battle the demons within, which are far deadlier and more treacherous than any he’s battled before. All while his arch-nemesis is back and determined to reclaim his place as the harbinger of Armageddon. Even if it means killing Nick and barbecuing everyone he loves to do so.
YA fantasy | TP | $26.99

Grim Tidings (Hellhound Chronicles 02)
Kittredge, Caitlin
After winning her freedom from a reaper and facing off against a fearsome demon boss, Ava is now a masterless hellhound. Her friend, Leo, has found a new life after death: He’s returned as the Grim Reaper – the first in centuries. As both try to adjust to their new circumstances, Ava’s dark past comes back to wreak havoc on her… and the entire world… The sequel to Black Dog ($19.99).
Urban fantasy | PBK | $24.99

Chains of Command (Frontline 04)
Kloos, Marko
The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens’ seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defences. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers – all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds. Knowing Earth’s uneasy respite won’t last, the North American Commonwealth and its Sino-Russian allies hurtle toward two dangerous options: hit the Lanky forces on Mars or go after deserters who stole a fleet of invaluable warships critical to winning the war. Assigned to a small special ops recon mission to scout out the renegades’ stronghold on a distant moon, Grayson and his wife, dropship pilot Halley, again find themselves headed for the crucible of combat – and a shattering new campaign in the war for humanity’s future.
Science fiction | TP | $29.95

Of Noble Family (Glamourist Histories 05)
Kowal, Mary Robinette
Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy when Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty the couple decide to go. The sea voyage is long and Jane spends enough time unable to perform glamour that, towards the end of the trip, she discovers that she is with child. They are overjoyed, but when they finally arrive at the estate to complete what they expect to be routine legal tasks, they realize that nearly everything they came expecting to find had been a lie. Also, the entire estate is in disarray, with horrifying conditions and tensions with the local slave population so high that they are close to revolt. Jane and Vincent’s sense of peril is screaming out for them to flee, but Vincent cannot stand to leave an estate connected with his family in such a condition. They have survived many grand and terrifying adventures in their time, but this one will test their skills and wits more than any they have ever encountered before, this time with a new life hanging in the balance.
Historical fantasy | PBK | $24.99

Closer to the Heart (Herald Spy 02)
Lackey, Mercedes
Saved from a harsh life of destitution as an enslaved orphan, Mags has been recruited by the King’s Own Herald as a spy. In this special appointment, Mags has thrived – he is well fed, educated and treasured for his unusually powerful Gift, an ability to Mindspeak and Mindhear anyone, regardless of whether they are Gifted. This makes him the ideal undercover agent for the king. After a year of careful investigation of the gem mines, it becomes clear that half of what was being produced has been disappearing. No one knows where the gems are going, or why. Mags must go undercover to find out. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he will confront old foes, and unearth a secret that goes to the heart of the nation of Valdemar. This is the UK B-format paperback; the US mass market edition will be out towards the end of the year.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Mage Storms Trilogy Omnibus
Lackey, Mercedes
Karse and Valdemar have long been enemy kingdoms, until they are forced into an uneasy alliance to defend their lands from the armies of Eastern Empire, which is ruled by a monarch whose magical tactics may be beyond any sorcery known to the Western kingdoms. Forced to combat this dire foe, the Companions of Valdemar may, at last, have to reveal secrets which they have kept hidden for centuries… even from their beloved Heralds. An omnibus edition, collecting Storm Warning, Storm Rising, and Storm Breaking.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Silence (Serrated Edge)
Lackey, Mercedes & Martin, Cody
Teenager Staci’s father has just remarried, and now she finds herself being shunted aside by her new stepmother. Shunted all the way to the rundown and dying Maine town of Silence, in fact, and the custody of her alcoholic mother. It gets worse. Silence seems to be stuck in the proverbial stone age. There’s no cell phone service except at the very top of a bluff outside of town, no internet except dialup, and not one familiar franchise or business. Staci’s mom seems to have gotten even worse since the last time Staci lived with her. The only bright spots in the whole place are a friendly waitress at the diner, and a bookstore where she meets a gaggle of geeks and gamers. But all is not as it seems, in Silence. There are strange things moving beneath the shabby surface, terrible plots in play, and deadly players in the game, and Staci is about to find herself caught up in the middle of it all.
Urban fantasy | HC | $46.95

Roboteer (Roboteer Trilogy 01)
Lamb, Alex
The starship Ariel is on a mission of the utmost secrecy, upon which the fate of thousands of lives depend. Though the ship is a mile long, its six crew are crammed into a space barely large enough for them to stand. Five are officers, geniuses in their field. The other is Will Kuno-Monet, the man responsible for single-handedly running a ship comprised of the most dangerous and delicate technology that mankind has ever devised. He is the Roboteer. A fast-paced, gritty, space opera, perfect for fans of Peter F Hamilton.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Desolation (Demon Road 02)
Landy, Derek
Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City, Amber and Milo flee north. On their trail are the Hounds of Hell – five demonic bikers who will stop at nothing to drag their quarries back to their unholy master.
YA supernatural thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Liar’s Key (Red Queen’s War 02)
Lawrence, Mark
The Red Queen has set her players on the board… Winter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the luxuries of his southern palace. And although the North may be home to his companion, the warrior Snorri ver Snagason, he is just as eager to leave. For the Viking is ready to challenge all of Hel to bring his wife and children back into the living world. He has Loki’s key – now all he needs is to find the door. As all wait for the ice to unlock its jaws, the Dead King plots to claim what was so nearly his – the key into the world – so that the dead can rise and rule.
Fantasy | PBK | $17.99

The Hunter’s Kind (Hollow Gods 02)
Levene, Rebecca
Born in tragedy and raised in poverty, Krishanjit never aspired to be anything greater than what he was: a humble goatherd, tending his flock on the slopes of his isolated mountain home. But Krish has learned that he’s the son of the king of Ashanesland – and the moon god reborn. Now, with the aid of his allies, Krish is determined to fight his murderous father and seize control of Ashanesland. But Dae Hyo, Eric and Olufemi, are dangerously unreliable and hiding secrets of their own. The sequel to Smiler’s Fair ($19.99), which is getting superb reviews.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Three-Body Problem (01)
Liu, Cixin & Liu, Ken (translator)
‘The title itself refers to the complications of calculating gravity’s effects on multiple planetary objects, but in this case, the bodies are actually the Communist ideology of controlling humanity’s corruption, the individual’s will to kill for autonomy, and an approaching alien race seeking to make earth into a new home, 40 years after the People’s Republic begins broadcasting signals to deep space at the height of the Cultural Revolution. The narrative will grab readers’ attention with its passionate and fascinating critique of early Communist China, augmented by translator Liu’s lean but informative footnotes for the likely uninformed English readers. But the high-minded premise is really just a vessel for a collection of surreal and hauntingly beautiful scenes that will hook you deep and drag you relentlessly across every page. This is a must read in any language.’ – Booklist. A refreshingly brilliant novel – highly recommended. Winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel! The next in the trilogy – The Dark Forest (TP, $29.99) – is just as good.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

The Grace of Kings (Dandelion Dynasty 01)
Liu, Ken
A wily, charismatic bandit, and the vengeance-sworn son of a deposed duke cross paths as they each lead their own rebellion against the Emperor’s brutal regime. Their unlikely friendship will drastically change the balance of power in Dara… but at what price? Emperor Mapidere was the first to unite the island kingdoms of Dara under a single banner. But now Mapidere is on his deathbed, his people are exhausted by his vast, conscriptive engineering projects and his counsellors conspire only for their own gain.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Paper Menagerie
Liu, Ken
The first collection of Ken Liu’s multi-award-winning science fiction and fantasy tales. The eponymous story is the only one ever to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.
Collection | TP | $29.99

Dragon Soul (Dragon Fall 03)
MacAlister, Katie
Sophea Long knows that escorting her octogenarian client to Europe will be an adventure. Mrs P has a habit of stealing anything shiny, and the former ‘hoochikoo dancer’ is a lot faster than she looks. But Sophea hadn’t counted on Mrs P leading her right into the arms of a smouldering, dark-haired stranger who kisses like a dream. If only he’d give up all this nonsense about Sophea being some kind of dragon… There’s a reason Rowan Dakar is known as the Dragon Breaker. The last thing he needs is to fall for a woman, who literally sets him aflame every time they kiss. After all, he has a mission – one that will finally free him of dragonkin, for good. He can’t afford to be distracted by the funniest, most desirable woman, he’s ever set eyes on. But no prophecy in the world can ever stop true love…
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.95

Every Heart A Doorway
McGuire, Seanan
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children: No Solicitations. No Visitors. No Quests. Children have always disappeared, under the right conditions – slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand, all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness, just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her newfound schoolmates to get to the heart of things. No matter the cost.
Fantasy novella | HC | $27.99

Shadow and Flame (Ascendant Kingdoms Saga 04)
Martin, Gail Z
Blaine McFadden and his allies have brought magic back under mortal command and begun to restore order to the beleaguered kingdom of Donderath. Now, new perils and old enemies gather for a final reckoning. Foreign invaders, a legendary dark mage, and vengeful immortals fight Blaine’s battered forces for control of the continent. Blaine’s weary army is the only thing standing between a kingdom struggling to rise from the ashes and a descent into fury and darkness. This series begins with Ice Forged (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Glittering Court (Glittering Court 01)
Mead, Richelle
Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies, capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery, former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful, Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court. When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together, they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

The Silent Army (Seven Forges 04)
Moore, James A
The Sa’ba Taalor continue their domination over each country and people they encounter, but the final conflict is coming: The Great Wave of the Sa’ba Taalor stands to destroy an empire, and the Silent Army prepares to stop them in their tracks. Caught in the middle is the Fellein Empire and the people who have gathered together on the final battlefield. The faithful and the godless, the soldiers and killers alike all stand or fall as old gods and new bring their war to a world-changing end. Some struggles are eternal. Some conflicts never cease. The Gods of War are here, and they are determined to win.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Veil (Devil’s Isle 01)
Neill, Chloe
Seven years ago, the Veil that separates us from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle. Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused. Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack – in full view of the French Quarter – Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs – even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head. As more and more Sensitives fall prey to their magic, and unleash their hunger on the city, Claire and Liam must work together to save New Orleans, or else the city will burn… The first in a new series.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Book of Phoenix
Okorafor, Nnedi
They call her many things – a research project, a test subject, a specimen. An abomination. But she calls herself Phoenix, an ‘accelerated woman’ – a genetic experiment grown and raised in Manhattan’s famous Tower 7, the only home she has ever known. Although she’s only two years old, Phoenix has the body and mind of an adult – and powers beyond imagining. Phoenix is an innocent, happy to live quietly in Tower 7, reading voraciously and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human. Until the night that Saeed witnesses something, so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated, Phoenix begins to search for answers – only to discover that everything that she has ever known is a lie.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Trial of Intentions (Vault of Heaven 02)
Orullian, Peter
The gods who created this world have abandoned it. In their mercy, however, they chained the rogue god – and the monstrous creatures he created to plague mortal-kind – in the vast and inhospitable wasteland of the Bourne. The magical Veil that contains them has protected humankind for millennia and the monsters are little more than tales told to frighten children. But the Veil has become weak and creatures of Nightmare have come through. To fight them, the races of men must form a great alliance to try and stop the creatures. But there is dissent. One king won’t answer the call, his pride blinding him even to the poison in his own court. Another would see Convocation fail for his own political advantage. And still others believe Convocation is not enough. Some turn to the talents of the Sheason, who can shape the very essence of the world to their will. But their order is divided, on the brink of collapse…
Fantasy | PBK | $22.95

Those Below (Empty Throne 02)
Polansky, Daniel
Bas Alyates, grizzled general of a thousand battles, has assembled a vast army with which to contend with the might of Those Above. Eudokia, Machiavellian matriarch and the power behind the Empty Throne, travels to the Roost, nominally to play peacemaker – but, in fact, to inspire the human population toward revolt. Deep in the dark byways of the mountain’s lower tiers, the urchin Pyre leads a band of fanatical revolutionaries in acts of terrorism against their inhuman oppressors. Against them, Calla, handmaiden of the Eternals’ king, fights desperately to stave off the rising tide of violence which threatens to destroy her beloved city. Concludes the duology which began with Those Above ($22.99).
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Demigods and Magicians (Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles crossover)
Riordan, Rick
Magic, monsters, and mayhem abound when Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase meet Carter and Sadie Kane for the first time. Weird creatures are appearing in unexpected places, and the demigods and magicians have to team up to take them down. As they battle with Celestial Bronze and glowing hieroglyphs, the four heroes find that they have a lot in common – and more power than they ever thought possible. But will their combined forces be enough to foil an ancient enemy who is mixing Greek and Egyptian incantations for an evil purpose?
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Aurora
Robinson, Kim Stanley
Freya and her parents live aboard a starship that has travelled for generations and will soon reach Tau Ceti, a star about 12 light years from Earth’s solar system. Freya’s mother, Devi, is the de facto chief engineer, struggling to keep the ship’s environment balanced until they reach a new world and, they hope, survive on it. But ecologies are delicate, resources are limited, and the laws of physics are immutable. Over the course of Freya’s life, her community faces genuinely surprising struggles for survival, leading Freya to wonder whether it is too late to reconsider a question initially decided millions of miles away and centuries ago: should this ship have been launched in the first place? Recommended.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Glorious Angels
Robson, Justina
On a world where science and magic are hard to tell apart, a stranger arrives in a remote town with news of political turmoil to come. And a young woman learns that she must free herself from the role she has accepted.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Queen of Fire (Raven’s Shadow 03)
Ryan, Anthony
After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. To accomplish her goals, she must not only rally her loyal supporters, but also align herself with forces that possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark, and take the war to her enemy’s doorstep. Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, Battle Lord of the Realm. However, the Volarians have a new weapon on their side that Vaelin must destroy, if the Realm is to prevail: a mysterious Ally with the ability to grant unnaturally long life to his servants. And defeating one who cannot be killed, is a nearly impossible challenge; especially, when Vaelin’s blood-song – the mystical power, that has made him the epic fighter he is – has gone ominously silent… The conclusion to the trilogy which began with Blood Song ($19.99). Recommended to those who enjoy Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and Brian McClellan.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Maestro (Homecoming 02)
Salvatore, R A
Drizzt is going home. But not to Mithral Hall. Not to Icewind Dale. He’s going to Menzoberranzan. Something terrible – immense – unspeakable, has come to the City of Spiders, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Additionally, the damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark sends cracks out across the North, causing irreparable damage. At the same time, the primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, sending Cattie-brie and Gromph to the ruins of the Host Tower of the Arcane in Luskan, seeking the only power that can keep the beast in check. Jarlaxle holds the strings for them all, orchestrating a masterpiece of manipulation that brings old enemies together, and tears old friends apart. But even the wily and resourceful Jarlaxle may not realize just how narrow a path he walks. The City of Spiders might already have fallen to the demons and their wicked prince, and what’s to say the demons will stop there?
Fantasy | HC | $52.95

The Madagaskar Plan
Saville, Guy
1953. Britain and her Empire are diminished. Nazi Germany controls Europe and a vast African territory. There has been no Holocaust. Instead, the Jews have been exiled to Madagaskar, a tropical ghetto ruled by the SS. Returning home after a disastrous mission to Africa, ex-mercenary Burton Cole finds his lover has disappeared. Desperate to discover her, he is drawn into a conspiracy that will lead him back to the Dark Continent. Meanwhile, Walter Hochburg, Nazi Governor of Kongo, has turned his attention to Madagaskar. Among the prisoners are scientists who could develop him a weapon of unimaginable power. The sequel to The Afrika Reich ($19.99).
Alternate history thriller | PBK | $19.99

Snakewood
Selby, Adrian
Once they were a band of mercenaries, who shook the pillars of the world through their cunning, their closely-guarded alchemical brews and stone cold steel. Whoever met their price won. Now, their glory days behind them and their genius leader in hiding, the warriors known as ‘the Twenty’ are being hunted down and eliminated, one by one. A lifetime of enemies has its own price.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings
Slatter, Angela
Brisbane author Angela Slatter’s World Fantasy Award-winning collection is now in paperback. Stories, where coffin makers work hard, to keep the dead beneath; where a plague maiden steals away the children of an ungrateful village; where poison girls are schooled in the art of assassination; where pirates disappear from the seas; where families and the ties that bind them can both ruin and resurrect and where books carry forth fairy tales, forbidden knowledge and dangerous secrets. Illustrated by Brisbane artist Kathleen Jennings.
Collection | TP | $35.00

Norstrilia
Smith, Cordwainer
Rod McBan 151st farms ‘stroon’, the immortality drug, and is the last scion of one of the oldest and most honourable families on Norstrilia, only source of stroon. But he’s also a telepathic cripple and faces the ever-present risk of being culled under the government’s draconian population laws. To protect himself, he uses his not-strictly-legal computer to play the market and amass an unimaginable fortune. But after he survives an assassination attempt, McBan discovers that having enough money to literally buy the Earth is no good, if you’re too dead to spend it…
SF Masterworks | PBK | $19.99

A Quantum Mythology (Veteran 02)
Smith, Gavin G
In the far future, many years after the loss of earth, humanity has changed. Strength is the only way to survive. And the most vicious man alive has a new con in mind. The sequel to The Age of Scorpio ($19.99).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

The Demonists
Sniegoski, Thomas E
There is more to our world than meets the eye – darker things, crueller things. Exorcist John Fogg and his wife, psychic medium Theodora Knight, know what lurks in the shadows. But even they’re not prepared for the worst Hell has to offer… It was supposed to be a simple exorcism, a publicity stunt to firmly establish John and Theodora’s thriving paranormal investigation empire in the public eye. But something went wrong, leading to an on-air massacre that unleashed a malicious host of demons and left Theodora catatonic, possessed by countless spirits.
Dark fantasy | TP | $29.95

Freenet
Stanton, Steve
In the far future, when humans have closed distances in time and space through wormhole tunnels between interplanetary colonies. Consciousness has been digitised and cybersouls uploaded to a near-omniscient data matrix in a world where information is currency and the truth belongs to whoever has the greatest bandwidth. When Simara Ying crash lands on the desert planet Bali, she finds herself trapped in a cave-dwelling culture with no social network for support. Her rescuer, Zen Valda, is yanked into a new universe of complications he can scarcely grasp and into an infinite network of data he never knew existed. When brash V-net anchorman Roni Hendrik starts investigating how Simara became the subject of an interplanetary manhunt, he finds a dangerous emergence in the network that threatens all human life.
Science fiction | TP | $29.95

The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne 03)
Staveley, Brian
The trilogy that began with The Emperor’s Blades, and continued in The Providence of Fire, reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire. The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, manoeuvre on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own. But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all – Valyn, Adare, and Kaden – come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Shooting the Rift
Stewart, Alex
Cast out by his family, and exiled from the Rimward Commonwealth, Simon Forrester must make a new life for himself as an apprentice to the powerful Commerce Guild. But others aboard the merchant vessel Stacked Deck have a hidden agenda that might lead directly to interstellar war. Now, with rising tensions between the Commonwealth and the neighbouring League of Democracies threatening to erupt into open war, Simon finds himself forced to choose between old and new loyalties, with the fate of an empire at stake. First in a new series.
Science fiction | TP | $31.95

The Mortal Tally (Bring Down Heaven 02)
Sykes, Sam
Lenk and his fellow adventurers must find their way through the silk-trading city of C’Jer Daal as demons and gods stalk the streets in a battle for dominion even as the thieves’ guilds go to war, for their own petty ends. The first in the series is The City Stained Red ($22.99).
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

An Ember in the Ashes
Tahir, Sabaa
For years, Laia has lived in fear: fear of the Empire, fear of the Martials, fear of truly living at all. Born as a Scholar, she’s never had much of a choice. For Elias, it’s the opposite. He has seen too much on his path to becoming a Mask, one of the Empire’s elite soldiers. With the Masks’ help the Empire has conquered a continent, and enslaved thousands, all in the name of power. When Laia’s brother is taken she must force herself to help the Resistance, the only people who have a chance of saving him. She must spy on the Commandant, ruthless overseer of Blackcliff Academy. Blackcliff is the training ground for Masks and the very place that Elias is planning to escape. If he succeeds, he will be named deserter. If found, the punishment will be death. But once Laia and Elias meet, they will find that their destinies are intertwined and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself. First in a series.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, with Sellic Spell
Tolkien, J R R
The translation of Beowulf by J R R Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures given at Oxford in the 1930s; and from these lectures a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book. From his creative attention to detail in these lectures there arises a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision.
Tolkien | PBK | $19.99

Trident’s Forge (Children of a Dead Earth 02)
Tomlinson, Patrick S
Against all odds, the Ark and her thirty thousand survivors have reached Tau Ceti G to begin the long, arduous task of rebuilding human civilization. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Tau Ceti G’s natives, the G’tel, are coming to grips with the sudden appearance of what many believe are their long-lost Gods. But first contact between humans and G’Tel goes catastrophically wrong, visiting death on both sides. Rumours swirl that the massacre was no accident. The Ark’s greatest hero, Bryan Benson, takes on the mystery. Together, Benson and partner – native ‘truth-seeker’ Kexx – will have to find enough common ground and trust to uncover a plot that threatens to plunge both of their peoples into an apocalyptic war that neither side can afford to fight. The sequel to the well-regarded The Ark (PBK, $19.95).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Arcadia (Advent Trilogy 03)
Treadwell, James
All the men are dead – now it’s the boys’ turn. On a tiny archipelago, cut off from the rest of the world by a cursed sea, a handful of survivors live a precarious existence, clinging to their memories of the time before magic and their hope that those times will return. As far as he knows, Rory is the only boy left. Then the man comes, weaving his tales of a quest to find a powerful ring, and Rory finds himself embarking on a journey through terrors and marvels, once more in the world of men. And the moment of reckoning, when it comes, will bring an end to stories unimaginably older than his own.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Persona
Valentine, Genevieve
When Suyana, Face of the United Amazonia Rainforest Confederation, is secretly meeting Ethan of the United States for a date that can solidify a relationship for the struggling UARC, the last thing she expected was an assassination attempt. Daniel, a teen runaway turned paparazzi out for his big break, witnesses the first shot hit Suyana, and before he can think about it, he jumps into the fray, telling himself it’s not altruism, it’s the scoop. Now, Suyana and Daniel are on the run.
Science fiction thriller | TP | $29.95

The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood 14)
Ward, J R
Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself. For Rhage – the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart – life was supposed to be perfect. Or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. But he can’t understand or control the panic and insecurity that plague him. Terrified, he must reassess his priorities after suffering a mortal injury. And the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his and his beloved Mary’s world…
Paranormal romance | TP | $29.99

The New Order (Young World Trilogy 02)
Weitz, Chris
Donna and Jefferson are separated. Jefferson returns to NYC and tries to bring a cure to the Sickness back to the Washington Square tribe, while Donna finds herself in England, facing an unimaginable new world. Can the two reunite and prevent an even greater disaster than the Sickness?
YA dystopia | PBK | $16.99

Death is a Welcome Guest (Plague Times Trilogy 02)
Welsh, Louise
Magnus McFall was a comic on the brink of his big break when the world came to an end. Now, he is a man on the run and there is nothing to laugh about. Thrown into unwilling partnership with an escaped convict, Magnus flees the desolation of London to make the long journey north, clinging to his hope that the sickness has not reached his family on their remote Scottish island. He finds himself in a landscape fraught with danger, fighting for his place in a world ruled by men, like his fellow traveller Jeb – practical men who do not let pain or emotions interfere with getting the job done. This is a world with its own justice, and new rules. Where people, guns and food are currency. Where survival is everything.
Dystopia | PBK | $19.99

The Ocean of Time (Roads to Moscow 02)
Wingrove, David
From the frozen tundra of thirteenth-century Russia, to the battle of Paltava in 1709, and beyond – German Time Agent Otto Behr has waged an unquestioning, unending war across time for his people. But now a third, unidentified power has joined the game across the ocean of time, and everything Otto holds dear could be unmade.
Alternate history | PBK | $22.99

The Watchman of Eternity (Productions of Time 02)
Witcover, Paul
Daniel Quare, of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, was sent by his masters, to find the deadly timepiece. But he was not alone in his pursuit: both the mysterious thief Grimalkin and the ruthless French spy and assassin Thomas Aylesford were on its trail. But with the help of Lord Wichcote – an aristocrat of many talents and more disguises – Quare succeeded in seizing the watch. But not for long: Aylesford took it from him – and with it, Quare’s hand. And, now, the French spy is on his way back to his masters, Lord Wichcote lies gravely wounded, and Daniel Quare has vanished… which would seem to mean that all hope for the world is lost…
Historical fantasy | PBK | $24.99