Science Fiction & Fantasy Catalogue: August 2017

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in August 2017.

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Until next time, good reading!

August 2017 includes new books by: Ilona Andrews, Karen Chance, P C Hodgell, N K Jemisin, Seanan McGuire, Jeff Noon, Lilith Saintcrow, Connie Willis… and many others.

August SF&F

The Exile (Book of the Fae 01)
Adams, C T
Brianna Hai runs an occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists – and real ritual implements and ingredients to real witches and warlocks. Brianna is half-Fae; she and her human mother fled the Fae world, years ago – escaping court intrigues and assassination attempts. An attack, made through a secret portal, drags Brianna back to the Fae world and the battle over who will succeed her father, King Liu, on the throne of Faery…
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The Iron Hound (Hallowed War 02)
Akers, Tim
While Malcolm Blakley seeks to end the war before all of Tenumbra is consumed, his son Ian searches for the huntress Gwendolyn Adair, and finds himself shadowed by the totem of his family, the Iron Hound. Gwen becomes allied with the pagans, and wrestles with the effect of having been bound to a god. The sequel to The Pagan Night (TP, $29.95).
Fantasy | TP | $29.95

The Power
Alderman, Naomi
The world is a recognisable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge, with devastating effects. Now, with the flick of a switch, teenage girls can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly. ‘The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid’s Tale.’ – Cosmopolitan.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Blood Crime
Alzamora, Sebastia
It is 1936, and Barcelona burns, as the Spanish Civil War takes over. The city is a bloodbath. Yet, in all this death, the murders of a Marist monk and a young boy, drained of their blood, are strange enough to catch a police inspector’s attention. His quest for justice is complicated by the politics, dangers, and espionage of daily life in a war zone. Narrated by a vampire who thrives in the havoc of the war, this stunning novel, inspired by the true story of a massacre, in the early days of the Spanish Civil War, is a gothic reflection on the nature of monsters, in all their human forms.
Gothic horror | TP | $27.99

Anna
Ammaniti, Niccolo
It is some years since a virus killed all the adults. Now, Sicily lies in ruins, while the disease lies in wait… poised to claim the children as they reach adolescence. Brave, stubborn thirteen-year-old Anna looks after her brother Astor, in the cottage where their mother’s skeleton rests, lovingly decorated, in a locked bedroom. She tells him fearsome stories about monsters, hoping to keep him safe at home, while she forages among the real hazards. Wild dogs. Gangs of savage, blue-painted kids. But, then, Astor starts to question Anna’s version of the world, just as the blue kids are turning their attention to the cottage – and, suddenly, everything will change.
Post-apocalyptic | TP | $29.99

Eternity’s Mind (Saga of Shadows 03)
Anderson, Kevin J
Desperate for stardrive fuel to power the military and all space travel, the industrialist Lee Iswander has been extracting ekti – the blood of the cosmos – from mysterious giant nodules found floating in empty space, draining these ‘bloaters’ dry by the thousands. But in doing so, is he weakening the only ally that all of civilisation may have against the Shana Rei?
Science fiction | PBK | $22.95

Wildfire (Hidden Legacy 03)
Andrews, Ilona
Nevada Baylor can’t decide which is more frustrating – harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor ‘Mad’ Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she’s become a crucial player – and sometimes a pawn – but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancée, whose husband has disappeared and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin. Rogan faces his own challenges, too, as Nevada’s magical rank has made her a desirable match for other Primes. Controlling his immense powers is child’s play next to controlling his conflicting emotions. And now he and Nevada are confronted by a new threat within her own family. Can they face this together? Or is their world about to go up in smoke? Follows Burn for Me (PBK, $12.99) and White Hot (PBK, $14.99).
Paranormal romance | PBK | $14.99

Rituals (Cainsville 05)
Armstrong, Kelley
Now, there is a new, terrifying power rising – one that doesn’t distinguish between good and evil intentions. It feeds on chaos and destroys without mercy. Unless Liv acts fast, no one will survive. The gripping finale to the highly-acclaimed Cainsville series.
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.99

Betrayals (Cainsville 04)
Armstrong, Kelley
As Liv fights to clear Ricky’s name, she discovers that her own life is at serious risk. Soon Ricky, Liv and Gabriel are tangled in a web of a betrayals. In order to survive, they will have to trust one another. But given their dark history, is that even possible? Or wise…?
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The End of Ordinary
Ashton, Edward
Drew Bergen is an Engineer. He builds living things, one gene at a time. He’s also kind of a doofus. Six years after the Stupid War – a bloody, inconclusive clash between the Engineered and the UnAltered – that’s a dangerous combination. Hannah is Drew’s greatest project, modified in utero to be just a bit more than human. She’s also his daughter. Drew’s working on a new project, now. He thinks his team is developing a spiffy new strain of corn, but Hannah’s classmate and her mysterious companion disagree. They think he’s cooking up the end of the world…
SF comedy thriller | PBK | $18.95

Hag-Seed: the Tempest Retold
Atwood, Margaret
After an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix – former Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival – is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives – in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him…
Magical realism | PBK | $22.99

The Dying Game
Avdic, Asa
On the remote island of Isola, seven people have been selected to compete in a 48-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position. One of them is Anna Francis, a workaholic with a nine-year-old daughter she rarely sees, and a secret that haunts her. Her assignment is to stage her own death and then observe, from her hiding place inside the walls of the house, how the other candidates react to the news that a murderer is among them.
Dystopian thriller | TP | $32.99

Age of Assassins (Wounded Kingdom 01)
Barker, R J
Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land’s best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But their latest mission tasks him and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it is up to Girton and his master to uncover the traitor and prevent the prince’s murder. For fans of Robin Hobb and Brent Weeks.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The New Voices of Fantasy
Beagle, Peter S (editor)
What would you do if a tornado wanted you to be its Valentine? Or if a haunted spacesuit banged on your door? When is the ideal time to turn into a tiger? Would you post a supernatural portal on Craigslist? In these nineteen stories, the enfants terrible of fantasy have arrived. This collection captures some of the fastest-rising talents of the last five years, including Sofia Samatar, Maria Dahvana Headley, Max Gladstone, Alyssa Wong, Usman T Malik, Brooke Bolander, E Lily Yu, Ben Loory, Ursula Vernon, and more. So, go ahead, join the Communist revolution of the honeybees. The new kids got your back.
Fantasy anthology | TP | $33.95

Daughter of Eden
Beckett, Chris
Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats – five abreast with men in metal masks and spears standing proud, ready for the fight to come. As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter. Angie must flee with her family across the pitch black of Snowy Dark to the place where it all started, the stone circle where the people from Earth first landed, where the story of Gela – the mother of them all – began. It is there that Angie witnesses the most extraordinary event, one that will change the history of Eden forever. It will alter their future and reshape their past. It is both a beginning and an ending. It is the true story of Eden. The sequel to Dark Eden and Mother of Eden (PBK, $19.99 each).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

The Best of Bova: Volume 3
Bova, Ben
Selected stories from Bova’s amazing career at the centre of science fiction and space advocacy.
Science fiction collection | TP | $31.95

Thunderlord (Darkover series)
Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Ross, Deborah J
Edric has inherited the storm control, but he has never dared to use it. His whole life, he has been warned against the consequences, not just to his enemies but to everyone he loves. Now, disguised as an ordinary traveller, he journeys home after years of study, disciplining himself to control his powers. When he meets Kyria, he senses the presence of the same storm power, but unschooled and dormant. They know each other only as Edric and Kyria – for under shelter truth, all identities are concealed – and are drawn to one another.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The Island (Minecraft series)
Brooks, Max
The story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must survive the harsh, unfamiliar environment and unravel the secrets of the island.
Minecraft | TP | $24.99

Binary/System
Brown, Eric
After surviving a catastrophic starship blow out, Delia Kemp finds herself stranded on the inhospitable, ice-bound world of Valinda, populated by the Skelt, a race of hostile aliens who will stop at nothing to obtain Delia’s scientific knowledge. She and her companions – a friendly chimpanzee-like alien and a giant spider-crab – make a death-defying dash across the planet’s inimical equator to meet up with fellow survivors from the starship, and a final journey to the valley of Mahkanda – where salvation just might be awaiting.
Space opera | TP | $29.95

Our Memory Like Dust
Chait, Gavin
Why do we tell stories? To hold on to what has been loved and lost, to create new myths, to explain and teach in ways that seep into memory. Shakiso Collard leads the evacuation from Benghazi, as jihadis overwhelm the refugee camp where she works. On arrival in Paris, she is betrayed by her boss, Oktar Samboa, and watches in despair as those she illegally helped escape are deported back to the warzones of Libya. As the myths of these millions seeking new lives across the Mediterranean intrude into reality, Shakiso is drawn into the brutal clandestine fight against Rosneft’s domination of European energy supplies being conducted by the mysterious Simon Adaro…
Dystopia | TP | $32.99

Ride the Storm (Cassie Palmer 08)
Chance, Karen
Ever since being stuck with the job of pythia, the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up to the lifetime’s worth of training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the fabled Pythian court. Catch up to the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mould her to their will. It’s been a trial by fire that has left her more than a little burned. But now she realises that all that was the just the warm up for the real race. Ancient forces that once terrorised the world are trying to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them…
Paranormal | PBK | $19.95

Never Dare a Dragon (Boston Dragons 03)
Chase, Ashlyn
You think it’s tough being a dragon? It’s a piece of cake compared to being a phoenix shifter. Dragon shifters just have to worry about accidentally setting their stuff (or a loved one) on fire. A phoenix can rise from the ashes, but then they have to start over… as if growing up once wasn’t tough enough… Meet Lt Jayce Fierro of the Boston Fire Department, and Kristine Scott of the FDNY. A long-distance relationship could never work – especially not with the secrets they’re keeping. But when Kristine lands herself in a blaze of trouble, she’s in no position to turn down Jayce’s help. Even if it means letting down their guards… and giving in to their sizzling attraction.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.95

Gladiator (Wolf’s Empire 01)
Christian, Claudia & Buchanan, Morgan Grant
When her mother and brother are murdered, young noblewoman Accala Viridius cries out for vengeance. But the empire is being torn apart by a galactic civil war, and her demands fall on deaf ears. Undeterred, Accala sacrifices privilege and status to train as a common gladiator. Mastering the one weapon available to her – a razor-sharp discus that always returns when thrown – she enters the deadly imperial games, the only arena where she can face her enemies.
Alternate history | TP | $23.99

Siege (Monster Hunter 06)
Correia, Larry
When Monster Hunter International’s top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, was given a tip about some hunters who had gone missing in action, he didn’t realise their rescue mission would snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI’s history. Their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare dimension, and the only way to reach them is through the radioactive ruins of a monster-infested war zone. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also the home base of the powerful creature behind the devastating attacks on the Last Dragon and Copper Lake. It turns out ancient gods of chaos really hate trespassers. But this god picked a fight with the wrong crew, and now MHI wants payback. Calling on their allies, a massive expedition is formed, and with the odds stacked against them, a legion of hunters goes to war. It’s D-Day, at the City of Monsters.
Urban fantasy | HC | $46.95

The Watcher of Dead Time (Relic Guild 03)
Cox, Edward
Labrys Town, home to a million humans cut off from the rest of the universe, has been invaded. Those who protected it have been deposed. The Relic Guild are scattered across the worlds of the Aelfir. Many of them are dead or dying. The Genii control everything. The war is almost over. Clara, a young woman barely able to control her werewolf side, has seen her friends and mentors killed in front of her. She is the last hope for Labrys Town. But someone else is watching… The conclusion of the trilogy, following The Relic Guild (PBK, $19.99) and Cathedral of Known Things (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (Risen Kingdoms 01)
Craddock, Curtis
Born without the sorcery that is her birthright, but with a perspicacious intellect, Isabelle believes her marriage – to a man she has barely heard of, the second son of a dying king in an empire collapsing into civil war – will stave off disastrous conflict and bring her opportunity and influence. But the last two women betrothed to this prince were murdered, and a sorcerer-assassin is bent on making Isabelle the third. Aided and defended by her loyal musketeer, Jean-Claude, Isabelle plunges into a great maze of prophecy, intrigue, and betrayal, where everyone wears masks of glamour and lies. The first in a series.
Fantasy | HC | $47.95

Infernal
De Jager, Mark
Stratus wakes alone, with no memory of his past. All he knows is his name and that he is not human. Possessing immense strength, powerful sorcery and an insatiable hunger, he sets out across a world blighted by dark magic. Hunted by relentless enemies, Stratus must learn who – and what – he truly is, or risk plunging the world into ruin…
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Tourist
Dickinson, Robert
The future has already happened… It’s expected to be an excursion, like any other. There is nothing in the records to indicate that anything out of the ordinary will happen. A bus will take them to the mall. A minor traffic incident on the way back to the resort will provide additional interest – but the tour rep has no reason to expect any trouble. Until he notices that one of his party is missing…
Conspiracy thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Reluctant Queen (Queens of Renthia 02)
Durst, Sarah
Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. He did it once, when he discovered Daleina, and he’s certain he’s done it again. Yet, for all his appeals to duty, Naelin is a mother, and she knows her duty is to her children first and foremost. The sequel to The Queen of Blood (PBK, $19.95).
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

The Rift: Uprising (Rift Trilogy 01)
Foster, Amy
Seventeen-year-old Ryn Whittaker is a Citadel: an elite, enhanced soldier specially chosen to guard a Rift, a mysterious and dangerous portal to alternate Earths scientists cannot control or close. Trained from the age of fourteen, Ryn can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL – which is good when you’re not sure if a laser-wielding Neanderthal, or an axe-wielding Viking, is trying to make it through the Rift and into your world. The first in a new, fast-paced, action-adventure trilogy.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

The Many Selves of Katherine North
Geen, Emma
Since she was twelve, Kit has been a phenomenaut, her consciousness projected into the bodies of lab-grown animals, for the purpose of research. Kit experiences a multitude of other lives – fighting and fleeing, predator and prey – always hoping, but never quite believing, that her work will help humans better understand the other species living alongside them. But after a jump as an urban fox ends in disaster, Kit begins to suspect that those she has trusted for her entire working life may be out to cause her harm.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
Goss, Theodora
A remarkable group of women, who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders – and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless, following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue, in particular, hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…
Historical literary fantasy | TP | $27.99

Sherlock Holmes vs Cthulhu
Gresh, Lois
A series of grisly murders rocks London. At each location, only a jumble of bones remains of the deceased, along with a bizarre sphere covered in strange symbols. The son of the latest victim seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes and his former partner, Dr John Watson. They discover the common thread tying together the murders. Bizarre geometries, based on ancient schematics, enable otherworldly creatures to enter our dimension, seeking to wreak havoc and destruction.
Cthulhuiana | PBK | 29.95

Night Without Stars (Chronicle of the Fallers 02)
Hamilton, Peter F
The planet Bienvenido is in crisis. It has finally escaped the Void, emerging into regular space. But it’s millions of light years, from Commonwealth assistance; and humans are battling the Fallers for control of their world. This rapacious adversary, evolved to destroy all sentient life, has infiltrated every level of human society – hijacking unwilling bodies so its citizens fear their leaders, friends and family. A mysterious figure known as the Warrior Angel leads a desperate resistance. She’s helped by forbidden Commonwealth technology, which gives her a crucial edge. But the government obstructs the Angel’s efforts at every turn, blinded by prejudice and technophobia. As Fallers also prepare to attack from the skies, she might need to incite rebellion to fight this invasion. But the odds seem impossible. Then astronaut Ry Evine uncovers one last hope. On a mission against the enemy, his spacecraft damages an unidentified vessel. This crash-lands on the planet carrying unexpected cargo: a baby. This extraordinary Commonwealth child possesses knowledge that could save them all. But if the Fallers catch her, the people of Bienvenido will not survive. The sequel to The Abyss Beyond Dreams (PBK, $22.99).
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

Navigators of Dune
Herbert, Brian & Anderson, Kevin J
The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.95

Perilous Prophecy (Strangely Beautiful 02)
Hieber, Leanna Renee
Founded in antiquity by the goddess Persephone and the Muses, the Guard have stood between humanity and the forces of darkness for centuries. There have always been six, born and reborn in each generation. In the late 1860s, in Cairo, Egypt, Beatrice Smith and five other young people are summoned to become the Guard. From different backgrounds and faiths, they must unite in the Great Work. Beatrice, as the Leader, is granted intimate acquaintance with the goddess, who is preparing to take human form. What Beatrice does not expect is that her own heart will be opened to the possibility and promise of love. This enchanting prequel to the gaslamp fantasy, Strangely Beautiful, returns to print after more than a decade.
Gaslamp fantasy | PBK | $23.99

The Gates of Tagmeth (Kencyrath 08)
Hodgell, P C
Jame sets about establishing Tagmeth as an outpost against the gathering power of Perimal Darkling. But Tagmeth hides a secret, a gateway to a mystery that may save this world from eternal darkness – or plunge it to destruction and ruin all the sooner. It is up to Jame to find her way through Perimal Darkling’s traps, and to come to terms with the god of pandemonium and destruction within her who grows stronger every day. If she succeeds it may be that Perimal Darkling can finally be defeated after eons of fear and flight. And if she fails, yet another world will fall to darkness forever. Recommended!
Fantasy | TP | $31.95

Darien (Empire of Salt Trilogy 01)
Iggulden, C F
Twelve Families. One Throne. Welcome to the Empire of Salt. The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, with spies and memories, maintaining a peace that shifts and crumbles constantly. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city – Elias Post, a hunter; Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home; Arthur, a boy who cannot speak; Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler; Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt; and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all. Their presence inside the walls as the sun sets will set off a series of explosive events. Before the sun returns, six destinies will have been made – and lost – in Darien.
Adventure fantasy | TP | $29.99

Infernal Machines (Incorruptibles 03)
Jacobs, John Hornor
Livia is as determined as Fisk to be reunited. And Shoe may have a plan… An explosive conclusion to the adventures begun in The Incorruptibles (PBK, $19.99) and Foreign Devils (PBK, $22.99). Recommended!
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts 01)
James, Vic
In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power – and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters – the magical elite – you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll never get through them. Do them young, and you’ll never get over them. Two families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful, than the human spirit. The first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $29.95

The Stone Sky (Broken Earth 03)
Jemisin, N K
The Moon will soon return. Whether, this heralds the destruction of humankind, or something worse, will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. The incredible conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo Award-winning The Fifth Season and Hugo Award-winning The Obelisk Gate (PBK, $22.99 each).
Dystopia | PBK | $22.99

A Conversation in Blood (Egil & Nix 04)
Kemp, Paul S
Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together, they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them – even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change. All Nix wants to do is cheer Egil up after a bout of heartbreak. And, of course, strike it so rich that they need never worry about their combined bar bill. But when the light-fingered scoundrel plunders a tomb and snatches mysterious golden plates covered in runes, the treasure brings terrifying trouble. Pursued by an abomination full of ravenous hunger and unquenchable wrath, Egil and Nix find all they hold dear – including their beloved tavern – in dire peril. To say nothing of the world itself.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.95

Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunter 28)
Kenyon, Sherrilyn
When Apollo makes a strategic move that backfires, he forces Falcyn back into play. Now Medea either has the weapon she needs to save her people, or she’s unleashed total Armageddon. If she can’t find some way to control the dragon before it’s too late, Falcyn will be an even worse plague on the world than the one Apollo has set loose. But how can anyone control a demonic dragon whose sole birthright is total destruction?
Paranormal romance | TP | $29.99

A Song for Quiet (Persons Non Grata series) (novella)
Khaw, Cassandra
Deacon James is a rambling bluesman straight from Georgia, a black man with troubles that he can’t escape, and music that won’t let him go. On a train to Arkham, he meets trouble – visions of nightmares, gaping mouths and grasping tendrils, and a madman who calls himself John Persons. According to the stranger, Deacon is carrying a seed in his head, a thing that will destroy the world if he lets it hatch… This 105pp Tor.com novella is part of the series which begins with Hammers on Bone (PBK, $24.99).
Dark fantasy | PBK | $26.95

Alliance of Equals (Liaden Universe 19)
Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
Beset by the angry remnants of the Department of the Interior, challenged at every turn by opportunists on their new homeworld of Surebleak, and somewhat low on funds, Clan Korval desperately needs to re-establish its position as one of the top trading clans in known space. To this end, Master Trader Shan yos’Galan, aboard Korval’s premier trade ship, Dutiful Passage, is on a mission to establish new business associations and to build a strong primary route that links well with existing Loops and secondary routes. But re-establishing trade and preserving the lives of the few remaining members of the clan aren’t all of Korval’s problems. Matters come to a head as Dutiful Passage, accustomed to being welcomed and feted at those ports on its call list, finds itself denied docking, and blacklisted, while agents of the DOI mount armed attacks on others of Korval’s traders, under the very eyes of port security systems. Traveling with Dutiful Passage, on this unsettling journey, is Padi yos’Galan, the master trader’s heir and his apprentice. Padi is eager to make up for time lost due to Korval’s unpleasantness with the Department of the Interior. She is also keeping a secret, so intense that her coming of age – and, perhaps, her very life – is threatened by it.
Space opera | PBK | $19.95

Blackthorne (Malorum Gates 02)
Leicht, Stina
Watchers are formed to warn of any sightings of the demons, but little can be done if one encounters them in shadow, or at night. Meanwhile, Nels leads a precious, few hundred survivors, of Eledore, through the wilds, hoping to find solace and rebuild their civilisation while his twin sister, Suvi, seeks allies at sea. Follows Cold Iron (PBK, $22.99).
Flintlock fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Gentleman
Leo, Forrest
When Lionel Savage, a popular poet in Victorian London, learns from his butler that they’re broke, he marries the beautiful Vivien Lancaster for her money, only to find that his muse has abandoned him. Distraught and contemplating suicide, Savage accidentally conjures the Devil – the polite ‘Gentleman’ of the title – who appears at one of the society parties Savage abhors.
Farce | TP | $26.99

Princess of Blood (God Fragments 02)
Lloyd, Tom
Under threat of siege and horrors rising from the labyrinth, even the Mercenary Deck may have to accept that Jarrazir’s prohibition laws aren’t their biggest problem. Sequel to Stranger of Tempest (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | HC | $26.99

Noumenon
Lostetter, Marina J
In 2088, humankind is, at last, ready to explore beyond Earth’s solar system, and astrophysicist Reggie Straifer knows where we should go. He’s discovered a distant, anomalous star that appears to defy the laws of physics, and proposes the creation of a deep-space mission to find out whether the star is a weird natural phenomenon, or something manufactured. With the stars their home, and the unknown their destination, the men and women of Convoy 7 are on a voyage of many lifetimes. As the centuries pass, their society changes and evolves; but their mission remains the same: to reach Reggie’s mysterious star and explore its origins – and implications.
Science fiction | TP | $27.99

Blackwing (Raven’s Mark 01)
McDonald, Ed
The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer’s legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the citadel: traitors, flesh eaters, and the ghosts of the wastelands seek to destroy them, but if they cannot solve the ancient wizard’s paradox, the Deep Kings will walk the earth again, and all will be lost… A gritty epic fantasy, for fans of Mark Lawrence, Scott Lynch and Daniel Polansky.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children 02)
McGuire, Seanan
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen, when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… This 192pp Tor.com novella is a follow up to the beloved Every Heart A Doorway (HC, $27.99).
Fantasy novella | HC | $26.99

The Mystery Knight (graphic novel)
Martin, George R R
‘Every wedding needs a singer, and every journey needs a mystery knight.’ A full-colour graphic novel edition of The Mystery Knight, one of the thrilling Dunk and Egg novellas from George R R Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
Fantasy | HC | $29.99

The Dinosaur Princess (Dinosaur Lords 03)
Milan, Victor
While Karyl doesn’t feel like a hero, he’s humanity’s last, best hope… Follows The Dinosaur Lords and The Dinosaur Knights (PBK, $22.95 each).
Fantasy | HC | $49.95

Urban Enemies (anthology)
Nassise, Joseph (editor)
For every hero trying to save the world, there’s a villain trying to tear it all down. In this can’t-miss anthology, you get to plot world domination with the best of the evildoers we love to hate! This outstanding collection brings you stories told from the villains’ points of view, imparting fresh and unique takes on the evil masterminds, wicked witches, and infernal personalities that skulk in today’s most popular series. Includes the top villains from authors Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, and Jonathan Maberry.
Urban fantasy anthology | TP | $31.95

The Bloody Red Baron (Anno Dracula)
Newman, Kim
It is 1918. Go head to head with the lethal, vampire, flying machine that is the Bloody Red Baron… In the brand-new novella Vampire Romance, Genevieve Dieudonne, newly returned to England, infiltrates a singular vampire gathering in the service of the Diogenes Club.
Alternate history | PBK | $19.95

Volk (Eutopia 02)
Nickle, David
At the dawn of the twentieth century in the Idaho logging town of Eliada, orphaned farm boy Jason Thistledown and black physician Andrew Waggoner came face to face with monsters: the human sort, in the form of American eugenicists seeking to perfect the human race, through breeding and culls; and the inhuman, a parasitic species named Juke, that lived off the hopes, dreams, and faith of humanity, even as it consumed it from within. The year is 1931… In a remote valley in the Bavarian Alps, the Germanic students of those eugenicists seek to uncover the secret of the Juke and the promise of the Ubermensch. In Paris, Dr Andrew Waggoner enters his third decade of unravelling the mystery of the elusive organism. Jason Thistledown, now a veteran pilot of World War I, gets ready to embark on a new career flying mail and passengers in North Africa and, he hopes, forget the profound horrors that have shaped him. Soon, they will all have to reckon with one other: a terrible synthesis of those horrors, which moves among humanity with an inexorable and terrible purpose-obliterating and reshaping that humanity until there is only one thing left: Die volks. Volk follows Eutopia (TP, $31.95), carrying the story and characters from rural turn-of-the-century America to Nazi Germany.
Alternate history | TP | $35.95

Man of Shadows
Noon, Jeff
Below the neon skies of Dayzone – a city where the lights never go out, and night has been banished – lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest to track down Eleanor Bale takes him from Dayzone, to the permanently blacked-out alleyways of Nocturna. As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city’s fate. In the end, there’s only one place left to search: the strange, mysterious realm known as Dusk.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Golden Age and Other Stories (Temeraire collection)
Novik, Naomi
Fans missing their favourite series can now rejoice: Novik returns with an original Temeraire collection as unique as the world she has created, with each tale inspired by an accompanying piece of fan art.
Fantasy | HC | $46.95

The Dark Net
Percy, Benjamin
The dark net is an online shadowland for criminals to operate anonymously, but when a demonic force begins to hack the minds of its users there is nowhere left to hide. Twelve-year-old Hannah has been fitted with a high-tech prosthetic that restores her sight, but can’t understand why she can now see shadows surrounding certain people. Lela, an emotionally shut-off, technophobic journalist stumbles onto a story nobody wants her to uncover. A story someone will kill to keep hidden. A former evangelist, Mike, suffers demons – figurative and literal – and keeps an arsenal of weapons stored in the basement of the homeless shelter he runs. And Derek, is a hacker who believes himself a soldier, part of a cyber army dedicated to changing the world for the better. With the virus spreading throughout the net and an ancient evil threatening to break loose on the real world, it falls to these strangers to stop the rising darkness.
Horror | TP | $29.99

A City Dreaming
Polansky, Daniel
Imagine a city within a city, where monsters walk the street and magic fills the night. This is New York, but not as you know it. This New York is a city of magic and monsters. Where ordinary people live alongside demons and nightmares, completely unaware of them. New York is home to M, a man with a past… and a secret.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Reincarnation Blues
Poore, Michael
First we live. Then we die. And then… we get another try? Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to ‘get it right’. Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything. Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn’t make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her. More than just Milo’s lover throughout his countless layovers in the Afterlife, Suzie is literally his reason for living – as he dives into one new existence after another, praying for the day he’ll never have to leave her side again.
Fantasy | HC | $49.95

The Bedlam Stacks
Pulley, Natasha
Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a forest. The shrine statues move, and anyone who crosses the border dies. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria. On the other side of the Pacific, it is 1859 and India is ravaged by the disease. The hunt for a reliable source of quinine is critical and in its desperation, the India Office searches out its last qualified expeditionary. Struggling with a terrible injury from his last mission and the strange occurrences at his family’s ruined estate, Merrick Tremayne finds himself under orders to bring back cinchona cuttings at any cost; and dispatched, against his own better judgement, to Bedlam. Pulley’s The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (PBK, $19.99) is a delight, and this promises to be so, too.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Playing to the Gods (Glass Thorns 05)
Rawn, Melanie
The boys are at the top of their theatrical game. Their only real competition for the hearts and gold of the public are the Shadowshapers. Nevertheless, the past years of financial struggle, since their manager proved to have been embezzling, have taken a toll on the group’s creativity. A shocking event brings all that to an end and brings Touchstone back together – to create a play that will rattle the ceilings and shatter all the glass in palaces and theatres, alike. An ancient conflict will come to a violent conclusion on stage, and all the gods will be watching.
Fantasy | HC | $54.95

Invasion
Rhinehart, Luke
Super-intelligent, furry aliens suddenly appear from another universe. And they’ve come to earth to have fun. Louie follows fisherman Billy Morton home one day and he and his family come quickly to love the playful alien. But when Louie starts using their computer to hack into government and corporate networks, and steal millions from banks to give to others, they realise that Louie and his friends mean trouble…
Alien invasion | PBK | $19.95

Risen (Darkest Hand Trilogy 03)
Richardson, Tarn
1917. As war and revolution consume the world, the End Times have arrived. With the apocalypse imminent, the world needs a hero to push back this tide of darkness and save all from the return of the Antichrist. But where is Poldek Tacit, the only Inquisitor able to compete against such daunting odds? Old allies unite in a desperate race to unmask and stop the Antichrist before he can assume dominion over all lands and nations, while the Darkest Hand squeezes any remaining hope from those who wish to find an end to the war which has already claimed countless lives. Concluding the alternate WWI trilogy which began with The Damned (PBK, $22.99) and Fallen (PBK, $18.99).
Dark fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Hex Rated
Ridler, Jason
1970. Los Angeles has always been a den of danger and bliss, but even darker tidings brew in the City of Angels. Cults, magic, and the supernatural are leaking into the worlds of glamour and dives of the gutter. To former child magician, and Korean veteran turned newly-licensed private investigator, James Brimstone, it means business is picking up… ‘The novel’s wild mix of comedy and supernatural perils bodes well for its detective’s future adventures’ – Publisher’s Weekly.
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.95

No Power in the ’Verse (Serenity graphic novel)
Roberson, Chris
Tough times haven’t ended for Mal Reynolds and his crew aboard the Serenity. When a call for help to find a missing friend takes them to an Alliance post on the Outer Rim, they encounter a new force building strength to fight the battle of the Browncoats – soon leading the crewmembers to question their individual values… Discovering that their friend is in Alliance custody and that an Alliance Operative is on the way, Mal concentrates his energy on the problem at hand and strikes an uneasy partnership for a daring rescue. But this is only the beginning of the story. Success will be when the Serenity’s crew makes it off this planet alive and all accounted for…
Serenity | HC | $34.99

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One & Two (definitive edition)
Rowling, J K; Tiffany, John & Thorne, Jack
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Harry Potter | PBK | $19.99

Starchaser (Todhunter Moon 03)
Sage, Angie
Alice TodHunter Moon, known as Tod, had thought everything could go back to normal now that they had thwarted the plans of the evil sorcerer, Oraton-Marr, and saved the last ever Orm Egg. She was looking forward to settling back into her life at the Wizard Tower and learning all the Magyk she could. But what no one realised was that without the Orm Egg safely embedded in the heart of the Magykal Ways, all the Magyk in the world would begin to fade. Can Tod find a way to reverse the destruction? Could the mysterious StarChaser spell be the key? Or will the Magyk be lost forever?
YA fantasy | PBK | $12.99

Cormorant Run
Saintcrow, Lilith
It could have been aliens, it could have been a transdimensional rift… nobody knows for sure. What’s known is that there was an Event, the Rifts opened up, and everyone caught inside died. Since the Event, certain people have gone into the drift… and come back, bearing priceless technology that’s almost magical in its advancement. When Ashe – the best Rifter of her generation – dies, the authorities offer her student, Svinga, a choice: go in and bring out the thing that killed her, or rot in jail. But Svin, of course, has other plans… How far would you go, and what would you risk, to win the ultimate prize?
Post-apocalyptic | TP/PBK | $31.95/$22.99

Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom: A Novel of Retropolis
Schenck, Bradley W
After a surprise, efficiency review, the switchboard operators of Retropolis find themselves replaced by a mysterious system they don’t understand. Nola Gardner pools their severance pay to hire Dash Kent, freelance adventurer and apartment manager, to find out what happened. Dash discovers that the replacement switchboard is only one element of a plan concocted by an insane civil engineer: a plan so vast that it reaches from Retropolis to the Moon.
Science fiction | HC | $39.99

Dead Man’s Steel (Grim Company 03)
Scull, Luke
The Age of Ruin is near complete: in the far North the Nameless stirs beneath the Spine Mountains and demonspawn push ever southwards; from the West the Fade have returned, vowing to purge the realm of humankind; and an ancient weapon, forged in the Godswar, has once again been unleashed to ravage the land. Weakened by in fighting, the surviving Magelords are unable – or unwilling – to use their power to defend humanity. The last spark of hope rests with the surviving members of the Grim Company: Davarus Cole, Brodar Kane and Eremul the Halfmage. Follows The Grim Company and Sword of the North (PBK, $17.99), completing the trilogy.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Strange Practice (Dr Greta Helsing 01)
Shaw, Vivian
Meet Greta Helsing, fast-talking doctor to the undead. Keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well in London has been her family’s specialty for generations. After inheriting a highly specialised – and highly peculiar – medical practice, Dr Helsing spends her days treating the undead for a host of ills: vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights and entropy in mummies. Although barely making ends meet, this is just the quiet, supernatural-adjacent life Greta’s been preparing for, since childhood. But when a sect of murderous monks starts attacking Londoners, undead and human alike, and terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use all her unusual skills to keep her supernatural clients – and the rest of London – safe. The first in a series.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Dawn Study (Study 06)
Snyder, Maria V
Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond – and a family – that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia. Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person’s resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall – and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal. With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician… and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything. The conclusion to a wonderful series that begins with Poison Study ($19.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

So I Married A Sorcerer (Embraced 02)
Sparks, Kerrelyn
Growing up on the Isle of Moon, Brigitta knew that she was born with the magical powers of the Embraced – even if she did not know how to wield them. But she has finally learned the truth: Brigitta is the lost princess of the kingdom of Tourin. She was sent into hiding as an infant to escape the wrath of her half-brother, the king. And now he knows just where to find her… Rupert is a notorious pirate and sorcerer. He’s spent most of his life plotting revenge on the evil king – and Rupert believes that Brigitta could be the key to finally destroying his enemy. But what begins as a kidnapping of the innocent beauty escalates into something deeper, and more passionate, than either captor or captive could have imagined. Rupert soon vows to protect Brigitta against the king – but will they survive long enough to find their happily ever after… or does fate have something else in store?
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.95

The Blinds
Sternbergh, Adam
Imagine a place populated by criminals – people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who’ve been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to the Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits – who don’t know if they perpetrated a crime, or just witnessed one. What’s clear to them is that if they leave, they will end up dead. For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace; but after a suicide and a murder, in quick succession, the town’s residents revolt. The more Cooper learns, the more the hard truth is revealed: The Blinds is no sleepy hideaway. It’s simmering with violence and deception, aching heartbreak and dark betrayals.
SF thriller | HC | $49.95

Prince of Outcasts (Emberverse 13)
Stirling, S M
John Arminger Mackenzie wanted to be a troubadour, but fate made him the son of the king of Montival. His sister Princess Orlaith will deservedly inherit the throne of the High Kings, and it will only pass unto him in the event of her death, leaving the young prince on an unknown path to discover his true role in the family. The opportunity to prove his mettle comes when John’s ship, the Tarshish Queen, is caught in the fierce storm raised against the enemies of the alliance. When the clouds recede and the skies clear, John and his crew find themselves on the other side of the Pacific, in the island chains of the Ceram Sea, fighting to survive against vicious pirates and monstrous creatures of the deep, meeting new allies and mysterious enemies of this world and another. Now, Prince John must seize his birthright and lead his people in battle against the darkest forces man and nature can conjure against them.
Alternate history | PBK | $22.95

H P Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories (graphic novel)
Tanabe, Gou
This moody and evocative manga gets back to the dark foundations of the Cthulhu Mythos, adapting three of H P Lovecraft’s original stories that first shaped the outlines of cosmic horror!
Cthulhuiana | PBK | $21.99

On to the Asteroid
Taylor, Travis S & Johnson, Les
It’s the beginning of a new golden age of space exploration. Finally, humanity is taking the commercialisation of space to the next level: mining asteroids. The new gold rush of the commercial space era has begun.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Children of the Divide (Children of a Dead Earth 03)
Tomlinson, Patrick
A new generation comes of age, eighteen years after humanity arrived on the colony planet Gaia. Now, threats from both within and outside their Trident threaten everything they’ve built. The discovery of an alien installation inside Gaia’s moon, terrorist attacks and the kidnap of a man’s daughter stretch the community to breaking point, but only two men stand a chance of solving all three mysteries before the makeshift planetary government shuts everything down… A sequel to The Ark and Trident’s Forge (PBK, $19.95 each).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

The Witch at Wayside Cross (Jesperson & Lane, the Curious Affair of… 02)
Tuttle, Lisa
Jesperson and Lane have just solved their first major case, when a man bangs violently on their door – and almost immediately drops dead. The police rule death by natural causes, but the detectives are determined to find out what really happened… Mr Manning was screaming about witches before his death. The case takes them to Mr Manning’s Norfolk home, a land of mysterious Shrieking Pits and ancient knowledge. Mr Manning was himself a member of the enigmatic School of Ancient British Wisdom, and not the first to suffer a similar fate… A sequel to the very well-received The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

The Last Dog on Earth
Walker, Adrian J
Every dog has its day… And for Lineker – a happy-go-lucky mongrel from Peckham – the day, the world ends, is his: finally, a chance to prove to his owner just how loyal he can be. Reg, an agoraphobic writer with an obsession for nineties football, plans to wait out the impending doom in his second-floor flat, hiding himself away from the riots outside. If you enjoyed Walker’s The End of the World Running Club (PBK, $22.99), you’re sure to love this!
Canine post-apocalyptic | PBK | $19.99

Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy 02)
Ward, J R
The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter – and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he’s unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect. For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe’s dangerous appeal is enticing – and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin’s death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart. Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary’s new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear. As Axe’s past becomes known, and fate seems to be turning against Rhage, both males must reach deep – and pray that love, rather than anger, will be their lantern in the darkness.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99

The Shape of Things to Come
Wells, H G
When Dr Philip Raven – a diplomat, working for the League of Nations – dies, in the 1930s; he leaves behind a book of dreams outlining the visions he has been experiencing, for many years. These visions seem to be glimpses into the future, detailing events that will occur on Earth for the next two hundred years.
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99

Gods of Dawn (Jason Thanou 06)
White, Steve
Jason Thanou has fought for the continued existence of humanity across the centuries. As a special operations officer of the Temporal Regulatory Authority, he’s travelled though time to thwart the Transhumanists – genetically and mechanically enhanced beings that seek to destroy humanity – and their alien allies, the Teloi. But for all his work, the Transhumanist Underground has never been defeated. In possession of the same time travel technology as the Temporal Regulatory Authority, the Transhumanists have been busy planting ‘time bombs’, throughout recorded history. Time bombs that are set to go off on The Day, when the secret history the Transhumanists have planted will be revealed, resulting in the overthrow of humanity. Now, Jason Thanou, along with fellow TRA agents Alexandre Mondrago and Father Julian Casinde, must travel through Earth’s bloody history to ensure the survival of the human race. They’ll find themselves in Italy, two days before the death of Pope John Paul I. Father Casinde has reason to believe that something much more sinister than a simple heart attack is behind the death of the Holy Father. Racing against – and through – time, Jason and his fellow officers must defeat the Transhumanists and their Teloi allies. Meanwhile, back in Jason’s home time of the 24th century, The Day grows ever closer!
Science fiction | TP | $31.95

To Say Nothing of the Dog
Willis, Connie
Ned Henry is a time-travelling historian who specialises in the mid-20th century – currently engaged in researching the bombed-out Coventry Cathedral. He’s also made so many drops into the past that he’s suffering from a dangerously-advanced case of ‘time-lag’. Unfortunately for Ned, an emergency dash to Victorian England is required and he’s the only available historian. But Ned’s time-lag is so bad that he’s not sure what the errand is – which is bad news… since, if he fails, history could unravel around him… A Hugo Award-winning time travel novel from the SFWA grandmaster. This is hilarious and delightful – chaos theory explained in terms of time travel; with nods to Jerome K Jerome and Dorothy L Sayers. Highly recommended!
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99

Blackout
Willis, Connie
The narrative opens in Oxford, England in 2060, where a trio of time traveling scholars prepares to depart for various corners of the Second World War. Their mission: to observe, from a safe vantage point, the day-to-day nature of life during this critical historical moment. As the action ranges from the evacuation of Dunkirk to the manor houses of rural England to the quotidian horrors of London during the Blitz, the objective nature of their roles gradually changes. Cut off from the safety net of the future and caught up in the chaotic events that make up history, they are forced to participate, in unexpected ways, in the defining events of the era. In UK B-format for the first time, now! Followed by All Clear (see immediately below).
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99

All Clear
Willis, Connie
Getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has turned Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal tourists into besieged citizens struggling to survive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s more to worry about than just getting back home: The impossibility of altering past events has always been a core belief of time-travel theory – but it may be tragically wrong. When discrepancies in the historical record begin cropping up, it suggests that one or all of the future visitors have somehow changed the past – and, ultimately, the outcome of the war. In UK B-format for the first time, now! Preceded by Blackout (see immediately above).
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99

Crosstalk
Willis, Connie
In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal – to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don’t quite work out, as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely – in a way far beyond what she signed up for. It is almost more than she can handle – especially, when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that’s only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realise love – and communication – are far more complicated than she ever imagined. ‘… This novel is full of Willis’ trademarks – thematically-rich storytelling, fascinating historical trivia, quick-witted repartee, and plausible speculative technology – and has fun with them, too.’ – Booklist.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

The Clockwork Dynasty
Wilson, Daniel H
In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artefact – a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather, many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected, among us, to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia…
Fantasy | HC | $49.95