Science Fiction & Fantasy Catalogue: July 2017

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Until next time, good reading!

July 2017 includes new books by: W C Bauers, Kate Forysth, Kim Harrison, Kevin Hearne, Sarah Kuhn, Jay Posey, Anthony Ryan, Angela Slatter, Charles Stross… and many others.


The Furthest Station (PC Peter Grant) (novella)
Aaronovitch, Ben
There have been ghosts on the London Underground, sad, harmless spectres whose presence does little more than give a frisson to travelling and boost tourism. But, now, there’s a rash of sightings on the Metropolitan Line and these ghosts are frightening, aggressive, and seem to be looking for something. Together with Jaget Kumar, his counterpart at the British Transport Police, PC Peter Grant must brave the terrifying the crush of London’s rush hour – to find the source of the ghosts. Their investigation takes a darker tone, as they realise that a real person’s life might just be on the line. And time is running out, to save them. A deluxe, signed, limited edition from Subterranean Press, which will be regularly available at Xmas.
Urban fantasy | HC | $79.95

The Hanging Tree (PC Peter Grant 06)
Aaronovitch, Ben
Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party, in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty’s daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down, and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we’re talking about. He’s been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies, at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming, he survives the week…
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 03)
Adams, Douglas
Only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of the total annihilation of the universe. They are Arthur Dent, homeless Englishman currently marooned in the deep past; his friend Ford Prefect, temporarily insane to see if he likes it, also marooned; Slartibartfast, once of the planet builders of Magrathea; Zaphod Beeblebrox, ex-confidence trickster and part-time galactic president; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox. In other words: we’re doomed.
SF Masterworks | HC | $35.00

The Unholy Consult (Aspect-Emperor 04)
Bakker, R Scott
A score of years after he first walked into the histories of men, Anasurimbor Kellhus rules all the three seas, the first true Aspect-Emperor in a thousand years.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Heart of Granite (Blood and Fire 01)
Barclay, James
Max Halloran has no idea. He’s living the brief and glorious life of a hunter-killer pilot. He’s an ace in the air, on his way up through the ranks, in love, and with his family’s every need provided for in thanks for his service, Max has everything… right up until he hears something, he shouldn’t have, and refuses to let it go.
Military fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Waking Land
Bates, Callie
It’s been fourteen years, since King Antoine took Elanna hostage. Fourteen years since her father’s rebellion failed. Fourteen years spent being raised by the man, who condemned her people to misery – whom she’s come to love as a father. Now 20, Elanna is about to be taken prisoner, once again… but, this time, by her father’s mysterious right-hand man. Her father wants to reignite his rebellion, this time using Elanna as figurehead… The first in a new series.
YA fantasy | TP | $19.99

Indomitable (Chronicles of Promise Paen 02)
Bauers, W C
When the Lusitanians send mercenaries to raid Sheol and destabilise its mining operations, matters reach crisis level. Disgraced and angry, Promise is offered one shot to get back into her mechsuit. But she’ll have to jump across the galaxy and possibly storm the gates of hell itself. This the sequel to Bauers’ Unbreakable (TP, $24.99) which is has had fantastic customer feedback!
Military SF | PBK | $23.99

Obelisk
Baxter, Stephen
This collection contains stories set in the worlds of the bestselling duology Ultima and Proxima, which expand on the characters and worlds of that series, including a new novella. There are also a selection of alternate histories and possible futures, building on Baxter’s work with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth series.
Science fiction collection | PBK | $22.99

Take Back the Sky (War Dogs 03)
Bear, Greg
Marooned beneath the icy, waxy crust of Saturn’s moon, Titan, Skyrine Michael Venn and his comrades face double danger from Earth, and from the Antagonists – both intent on wiping out their growing awareness, of what the helpful alien gurus are really doing in our solar system. Haunted by their glassy dead and by the ancient archives of their Bug ancestors, the former combatants must now team up with their enemies, forget their indoctrination and training, and journey far beyond Pluto to the fabled Planet X, the Antagonists’ home world, a sun planet in the comet-generating Kuiper belt. It’s here that Master Sergeant Venn will finally understand his destiny and the destiny of every intelligent being in the solar system. The sequel to War Dogs (PBK, $19.99) and Killing Titan (PBK, $22.99).
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

With Blood Upon the Sand (Song of the Shattered Sands 02)
Beaulieu, Bradley
Ceda could become the champion the enslaved asirim have been waiting for, but the need to tread carefully has never been greater. The kings are hungry for blood, scouring the city in a ruthless quest for revenge, while eda’s friend Emre and his new allies in the Moonless Host are laying plans to take advantage of the unrest in Sharakhai, and strike a major blow against the kings and their god-given powers. The sequel to Twelve Kings (PBK $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Guns Above (Signal Airship 01)
Bennis, Robyn
They say it’s not the fall that kills you. For Josette Dupre – the Corps’ first female airship captain – it might just be a bullet in the back. Lord Bernat’s been assigned to her ship to catalogue her every moment of weakness and indecision. When the enemy makes an unprecedented move that could turn the tide of the war, can Josette deal with Bernat, rally her crew, and survive… long enough to prove herself?
Steampunk | HC | $38.99

Night Magic (Nightstruck 02)
Black, Jenna
Once, the guilt of having inadvertently let the night magic into the city – and of having killed her onetime best friend – had threatened to destroy her. But, now, she’s been Nightstruck, and all her grief and guilt and terror have been swept away – along with her conscience. So what, if she’s lost her friends, her family, and her home? And, so what, if her hot new boyfriend is super controlling and downright malevolent? Mesmerised by the power and freedom of not having to care about anyone but herself, Becket is sinking ever deeper into the night magic’s grasp…
YA science fiction | HC | $24.99

Straight Outta Tombstone (anthology)
Boop, David (editor)
This is a new Old West and you’ll be lucky to get outta town, alive! Stories by Larry Correia, Jim Butcher, Kevin J Anderson, Alan Dean Foster, Sarah A Hoyt, Jody Lynn Nye, Michael A Stackpole, and many more.
Anthology | TP | $31.95

Lightning in the Blood (Ree Varekai 02) (novella)
Brennan, Marie
Ree has spent her last innumerable seasons on the move – orbiting, in some sense, the lands of her only friend in this world, Aadet, who has become intricately involved in the new post-revolution politics of his people. Swinging back from the forests surrounding Solaike, Ree falls in with another wandering band, some refugees accompanied by their own archon, who seems to know much more about Ree’s own origins than she ever dared to hope. This 128pp Tor.com novella follows the first Ree Varekai adventure: Cold-Forged Flame (PBK, $24.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $17.99

The Black Elfstone (Fall of Shannara 01)
Brooks, Terry
The age of peace that has reigned across the Four Lands is now at an end. An army of invaders, wielding a terrible new magic, is cutting a bloody swathe across the far north… The fate of the world now rests on the shoulders of an exiled druid, a conflicted warrior, and a young woman struggling to master a powerful magic. As the conflict grows, they will face dangerous adversaries and deadly challenges – and the consequences of their actions will determine the future of the Four Lands.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Tropic of Kansas
Brown, Christopher
The United States of America is no more. Broken into warring territories, its centre has become a wasteland DMZ, known as ‘the Tropic of Kansas’. Though this gaping geographic hole has no clear boundaries, everyone knows it’s out there – that once-bountiful part of the heartland, broken by greed and exploitation, where neglect now breeds unrest. Two travellers appear in this arid American wilderness: Sig, the fugitive orphan of political dissidents, and his foster sister Tania, a government investigator – whose search for Sig leads her into her own past – and towards an unexpected future. Sig promised those he loves that he would make it to the revolutionary redoubt of occupied New Orleans… ‘Futurist as provocateur! The world is sheer batshit genius… a truly hallucinatorily envisioned environment.’ – William Gibson.
Science fiction | TP | $31.95

Jupiter Rising (Icarus Corps 03)
Brown, Zachary
The always outgunned and under-equipped human soldiers, known as the Colonial Protection Forces, battle across the moon and the alien desert landscapes of Titan, all to make one desperate attack at Jupiter – to hold the invading Conglomeration forces at bay… only to have a greater threat revealed, as we find out why the Conglomeration–Accordance War has been raging across the galaxy. The sequel to Darkside War and Titan’s Fall. Recommended for those who enjoy classic military sf.
Military SF | TP | $29.95

The Ice Maze (Kingdom of the Lost 03)
Carmody, Isobelle
Bily and Zluty, the injured Monster, and two diggers, journey into a land of ice and darkness. Here they find a secret settlement and learn more about the mysterious Makers’ plan. But the Monster must make a dreadful choice.
Children’s fantasy | HC | $19.99

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (anthology)
Clare, Cassandra, et al
An illustrated collection of ten stories about Simon Lewis, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter.
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Worlds Collide (Land of Stories 06)
Colfer, Chris
Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories’ fairy tale characters – heroes and villains – are no longer confined within their world! With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle, yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy-tale world?
YA fantasy | HC | $26.99

Dreaming in the Dark
Dann, Jack (editor)
A celebration of Australia’s current Golden Age of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magical realism. Jack Dann – the multi-award-winning author and co-editor of the classic Dreaming Down Under, the anthology that ‘has been credited with putting Australian writing on the international map’ and the first Australian book to win a World Fantasy Award – has collected a wonderfully eclectic range of short fiction that showcases what our best fantasists are doing right now, at this genre-bending moment in time. Includes stories from Venero Armanno, Alan Baxter, James Bradley, Paul Brandon, Simon Brown, Adam Browne, Rjurik Davidson, Terry Dowling, Lisa L Hannett, Richard Harland, Rosaleen Love, Kirstyn McDermott, Sean McMullen, Jason Nahrung, Garth Nix, Angela Slatter, Anna Tambour, Janeen Webb, Kim Westwood, Kim Wilkins, and Sean Williams.
Fantasy anthology | HC | $59.99

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine
Datlow, Ellen (editor)
With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalogue of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.
Horror anthology | TP | $31.95

Feral
Demonaco, James & Evenson, Brian
Men were no longer human, no longer to be trusted. The infection spread quickly, and no male was immune… Now, Allie has been noticing troubling new patterns in the ferals’ movements, and a disturbing number of new faces in the wild. Something catastrophic is brewing on the horizon, and time is running out. The ferals are coming, and there is no stopping them.
Horror | TP | $27.99

The Death of Robin Hood (Outlaw Chronicles 08)
Donald, Angus
England rebels. War rages across the land. In the wake of Magna Carta, King John’s treachery is revealed, and the barons rise against him once more. Fighting with them is the Earl of Locksley – the former outlaw Robin Hood – and his right-hand man, Sir Alan Dale. France invades. When the French enter the fray, with the cruel White Count leading the charge, Robin and Alan must decide where their loyalties lie: with those who would destroy the king and seize his realm, or with the beloved land of their birth. A hero lives forever. Fate is inexorable, and Death waits for us all. Or does it? Can Robin Hood pull off his greatest ever trick and cheat the Grim Reaper, one last time, just as England needs him most?
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Year’s Best Science Fiction 34
Dozois, Gardner (editor)
This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. With an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
Science fiction anthology | TP | $44.95

The Prey of Gods
Drayden, Nicky
In South Africa, the future looks promising. Yes – the days to come are looking very good, for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges: A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country… An emerging AI uprising… And an ancient demigoddess hell-bent on regaining her former status, by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters. It’s up to a young Zulu girl – powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.
Science fiction | TP | $24.99

The Bones of the Earth (Bound Gods 02)
Dunne, Rachel
As deadly magic takes hold – the tenuous bonds, tying these uneasy allies, begins to unravel. If they cannot find a way to keep their band together, each of their lives – and the entire world – will be lost to the darkness… leaving nothing, but the bones of the earth… A sequel to In the Shadow of the Gods (TP, $29.99).
Fantasy | TP | $27.99

Dichronauts
Egan, Greg
Seth is a surveyor, along with his friend Theo, a leech-like creature running through his skull who tells Seth what lies to his left and right. When Seth and Theo join an expedition to the edge of the habitable zone, they discover a terrifying threat: a fissure in the surface of the world, so deep and wide that no one can perceive its limits. As the habitable zone continues to move, the migration will soon be blocked by this unbridgeable void, and the expedition has only one option to save its city from annihilation: descend into the unknown.
Science fiction | HC | $49.95

The Alexander Inheritance (Ring of Fire)
Flint, Eric; et al
The planet is struck with yet another time-displacement cataclysm, the direct impact of which falls upon the Queen of the Sea, a cruise ship in the Caribbean. When the convulsions subside, the crew and passengers of the ship discover that they have arrived in a new and frightening world. Sure enough, Egypt is there – ruled over by Ptolemy, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty and one of Alexander the Great’s chief generals…
Alternate history | HC | $46.95

Beauty in Thorns
Forsyth, Kate
A reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ – set amongst the passions and tragedies of the Pre-Raphaelite circle of artists and poets. Margot Burne-Jones has become her father’s muse. He painted her as Briar Rose, the focus of his most renowned series of paintings – based on the fairy tale that haunted him, all his life. Yet, Margot longed to be awakened to love.
Historical fantasy | TP | $32.99

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall (collection)
Gabaldon, Diana
Featuring all the characters you’ve come to love – this brilliant collection of short stories throws you into the magical world of Outlander. Includes two never-before-published short stories from the series.
Outlander | TP | $32.99

River of Teeth (novella)
Gailey, Sarah
In the early 20th century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana, to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true. Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. This was a terrible plan. Contained within this volume is a 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers – from around the globe. This 192pp Tor.com novella is the first in a rip-roaring, adventure trilogy. Recommended!
Alternate history | PBK | $22.99

Cinnamon
Gaiman, Neil & Srinivasan, Divya
Her eyes are made of pearls, which means that she is blind. And, for reasons her parents the Rajah and Rani cannot fathom, she will not talk. So, they offer a reward to anyone who can teach Cinnamon to speak. People travel from far and wide to attempt it, but nothing works. Until a mighty tiger, huge and fierce, prowls into their palace and announces that he is here to teach the girl-cub to talk…
Children’s illustrated fantasy | HC | $24.99

Neuromancer
Gibson, William
The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel. The Matrix unfolds like neon origami beneath clusters and constellations of data. Constructs, AIs, live here. Somewhere, concealed by ice, Neuromancer is evolving. As entropy goes into reverse, Molly’s surgical implants broadcast trouble from the ferro-concrete geodesic of the Sprawl. Maelcum, Rastafarian in space, is her best hope of rescue. But she and Case, computer cowboy, are busy stealing data from the almighty Megacorps. If the Megacorps don’t get them both, perhaps Case will fall prey to the cheap treachery of Linda Lee… someone as lost, as himself.
SF Masterworks | HC | $32.99

Sovereign Silk (Silken Magic 03)
Gilligan, ElizaBeth
The very future of Tyrrhia is endangered, when assassins target Alban, the beloved king; while his wife, Queen Idala, lies on the brink of death after giving birth to quadruplets, whose conception was marked by dark magic. With the king and queen’s firstborn son far too young to assume the throne, should the worst befall, all five children will end up in the care of the queen’s brother, Duke Stefano, and his Romani Duchessa, Luciana, who are expecting their own fairy-blessed child. Follows Magic’s Silken Snare and The Silken Shroud (PBK, $19.95 each).
Fantasy reissue | PBK | $19.95

The Last Man in Europe
Glover, Dennis
April, 1947. In a rundown farmhouse, on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell begins his last and greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four. Forty-three years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that, within three winters, will take his life, Orwell comes to see the book as his legacy – the culmination of a career spent fighting to preserve the freedoms which the wars and upheavals of the twentieth century have threatened. Completing the book is an urgent challenge, a race against death.
Orwelliana | TP | $29.99

The Savage Dawn (Girl at Midnight 03)
Grey, Melissa
The war that has been brewing for centuries is finally imminent. But the scales are tipped. Echo might hold the power to face the darkness within the Dragon Prince, but she has far to go, to master its overwhelming force. And, now, she’s plagued by uncertainty. With Caius no longer by her side, she doesn’t know if she can do it alone. Is she strong enough to save her home and the people she loves? Whether Echo is ready to face this evil is not the question. The war has begun, and there is no looking back. There are only two outcomes possible: triumph or death.
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Forever Ship (Fire Sermon 03)
Haig, Francesca
Cass and Zach are both perfect on the outside: no missing limbs, no visible Omega mutation. But Cass has a secret: one that Zach will stop at nothing to expose. The power to change the world lies in both their hands. One will have to defeat the other, to see their vision of the future come to pass – but, if they’re not careful, both will die in the struggle for power. Follows The Fire Sermon (PBK, $17.99) and The Map of Bones (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death (prequel)
Harrison, Kim
Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction. Death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government’s new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague takes the world, giving the paranormal species an uncomfortable choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves, in a bid to save them. Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved… An unmissable story, for fans of the Hollows series – discover Rachel Morgan’s world, as you’ve never seen it before…
Urban fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Besieged (Iron Druid Chronicles) (collection)
Hearne, Kevin
The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world, in this action-packed collection of short stories – including seven original tales – featuring Atticus O’Sullivan, the tattooed, handsome, two-thousand-year-old Irishman with extraordinary powers.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Management Style of the Supreme Beings
Holt, Tom
When the Supreme Being and his son decide that being supreme isn’t for them, any more, it’s inevitable that things get a bit of a shake up. Unfortunately, the sudden disappearance of right and wrong, while welcomed by some, raises certain concerns amongst those still attached to the previous team’s management style. In particular, there’s one of the old gods, who didn’t move out with the others. A reclusive chap, he lives somewhere up north, and only a handful even believe in him. But he’s watching. And he really does need to know… if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Comic fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Escape Velocity
Hough, Jason M
Captains Skyler Luiken and Gloria Tsandi (and their respective crews) have smashed through the deadly Swarm Blockade but now find themselves scattered around the planet Carthage and the space stations she holds in her orbit. Their mission is now twofold: destroy the military compounds of a race of nefarious alien overlords and find a way back home to Earth. Standing in their way, are a race of horrifying, technologically advanced aliens armed with incredible weapons. Low on supplies and with their ability to communicate compromised, the surviving humans must rely on all their cunning, strength, and plain old good luck to turn the tables and overcome their foes. The Dire Earth Duology begins with Injection Burn ($22.95).
Science fiction | PBK | $22.95

Roses and Rot
Howard, Kat
As adults, Imogen and her sister Marin are accepted to an elite post-grad arts program – Imogen as a writer, and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realise that there’s more to the school than meets the eye. Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she’s dreamed about as a child, but it’s one that will pit her against Marin… if she decides to escape her past, to find her heart’s desire.
Magical realism | TP | $33.95

The Fatal Gate (Gate of Good and Evil 02)
Irvine, Ian
The allies have but one chance to destroy the Merdrun – though it will involve an alchemical quest that has always ended in ruin, a mad invasion in untested sky ships with untrained pilots and the most unequal battle in all the Histories. The second in Irvine’s new series, after The Summon Stone (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Hammers on Bone
Khaw, Cassandra
John Persons is a private investigator with a distasteful job from an unlikely client. He’s been hired by a ten-year-old to kill the kid’s stepdad, McKinsey. The man in question is abusive, abrasive, and abominable. He’s also a monster, which makes Persons the perfect thing to hunt him. Over the course of his ancient, arcane existence, he’s hunted gods and demons, and broken them in his teeth. As Persons investigates the horrible McKinsey, he realises that he carries something, far darker… ‘This debut novella is getting raves! A glorious fusion of the classic noir detective thriller with Lovecraftian horror. Possibly the most promising horror debut of 2016, a suitable light in these dark times.’ – Charles Stross.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $24.99

The Punch Escrow
Klein, Tal M
Joel Byram spends his days training artificial-intelligence engines to act more human and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. He’s pretty much an everyday twenty-second century guy, with everyday problems – until he’s accidentally duplicated while teleporting. Now, Joel must outsmart the shadowy organisation that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves, in a world that now has two of him.
SF thriller | TP | $29.95

Nevernight
Kristoff, Jay
Destined to destroy empires, Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day she lost everything. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. The first in a new series.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Heroine Worship (Heroine Complex 02)
Kuhn, Sarah
When Evie gets engaged, and drafts Aveda as her maid of honour, Aveda finally sees a chance to reclaim her sense of self; and sets out on a single-minded mission to make sure Evie has the most epic wedding ever. But when a mysterious, unseen supernatural evil rises up and starts attacking brides-to-be, Aveda must summon both her superheroine and best friend mojo to take down the enemy and make sure Evie’s wedding goes off, without a hitch…
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.95

Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex 01)
Kuhn, Sarah
Being a superheroine is hard. Working for one is even harder. Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine. She’s great at her job – blending into the background, handling her boss’ epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants. Unfortunately, she’s not nearly as together when it comes to running her own life, standing up for herself, or raising her tempestuous, teenage sister, Bea. But everything changes – when Evie’s forced to pose as her glamorous boss for one night, and her darkest secret comes out: she has powers, too. Now, it’s up to her to contend with murderous cupcakes, nosy gossip bloggers, and supernatural karaoke battles – all while juggling unexpected romance and Aveda’s increasingly outrageous demands. And when a larger threat emerges, Evie must finally take charge and become a superheroine, in her own right… or see her city fall to a full-on demonic invasion.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.95

Shattered Minds (Pacifica 02)
Lam, Laura
Carina used to be one of the best biohackers in Pacifica… One of her trips is interrupted by strange flashing images and the brutal murder of a young girl. Even in her drug-addicted state, Carina knows it isn’t anything she created in the Zealscape. On her next trip, she discovers that an old co-worker from Sudice, Max, sent her these images before he was killed by the company. Encrypted within the images are the clues to his murder, plus information strong enough to take down the international corporation. Carina’s next choice will transform herself, San Francisco… and, possibly, the world itself.
Science fiction | TP | $29.99

Malafrena and Orsinian Tales (Orsinia)
Le Guin, Ursula K
All of the stories set in award-winning author Ursula K Le Guin’s fictional European nation of Orsinia, gathered together for the first time. Tales of romance and blood lust, hope and fear, freedom and tyranny, passion and despair. Tales of love, of life and of death and – amidst the great 19th-century rise of liberalism and nationalism – a tale of revolution against the might of the Hapsburg Empire.
Alternate history | PBK | $24.99

The Wall of Storms (Dandelion Dynasty 02)
Liu, Ken
Where war once forged unbreakable bonds between Kuni’s inner circle, peace now gnaws at their loyalties. Where ancient wisdoms once held sway, a brilliant scholar promises a philosophical revolution. And from the far north, over the horizon, comes a terrible new threat… The scent of blood is in the water. Follows the first book in the trilogy, The Grace of Kings (PBK, $19.99). Recommended for fans of detailed world building and epic fantasy.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

First Watch (Fifth Ward 01)
Lucas, Dale
In the cramped quarters of the city of Yenara, humans, orcs, mages, elves, and dwarves all jostle for success and survival, while understaffed watch wardens struggle to keep the citizens in line. Enter Rem. New to the city, he wakes bruised and hung over, in the dungeons of the fifth ward. With no money for bail – and seeing no other way out of his cell – Rem jumps at the chance to join the Watch. The first in a new series.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

A Kiss Before Doomsday (Dru Jasper 01)
MacNaughton, Laurence
When sorcerers disappear off the streets of Denver, the only person to notice a pattern is Dru, proprietor of the Crystal Connection and newly-minted sorceress. Signs point to forbidden necromancy, in the hands of someone trying to fulfil the prophecy of the apocalypse scroll. With the dead rising from the grave, Dru fears someone is picking up where the Harbingers left off, half a century ago. Because the moment the prophecy is fulfilled, legions of undead will rise – to consume the souls of everyone on Earth…
Urban fantasy | TP | $35.95

The Hike
Magary, Drew
When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon, before his dinner meeting, on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realise that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily… Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the ‘Producer’ – the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage, and the only one who can free him from the path.
Humorous fantasy | TP | $31.95

Scourge (Darkhurst 01)
Martin, Gail Z
Corran, Rigan, and Kell Valmonde are Guild Undertakers, left to run their family’s business – when guards murdered their father, and monsters killed their mother. Their grave magic enables them to help souls pass to the After, and banish vengeful spirits. Rigan’s magic is unusually strong and enables him to hear the confessions of the dead, the secrets that would, otherwise, be taken to the grave. When the toll exacted by monsters and brutal guards hits close to home and ghosts expose the hidden sins of powerful men, Corran, Rigan and Kell become targets in a deadly game and face a choice: obey the Guild, or fight back and risk everything. The first in a new series.
Fantasy | TP | $31.95

Soul of the World (Ascension Cycle 01)
Mealing, David
The city of New Sarresant simmers with discontent. Civil war looms as the Crown’s authority is challenged by revolutionaries. Sarine, a young street artist, only cares about surviving – and staying one step ahead of the law. Yet, her hidden powers will draw the attention of both royalists and rebels, and soon she will have to decide whose side she is really on. On the battlefields, Colonel Erris d’Arrent must lead the armies of New Sarresant against its rivals in the south. Yet, the enemy seems to know her plans – before she even makes them. This debut fantasy is the first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Gather the Daughters
Melamed, Jennie
An end-of-the-world cult was founded years ago, when ten men colonised an island. It’s a society in which men reign supreme, breeding is controlled, and knowledge of the outside world is kept to a minimum. Girls are wives-in-training: at the first sign of puberty, they must marry and have children. But until that point, every summer, island tradition dictates that the children live wildly: running free, making camps, sleeping on the beach. And it is at the end of one such summer that one of the youngest girls sees something so horrifying that life on the island can never be the same, again. For fans of Emma Cline’s The Girls and Emily St John Mandel’s Station Eleven.
Dystopia | TP | $29.99

Raid (Wastelanders 02)
Merbeth, K S
Clementine is a bounty-hunter in a world gone mad. Bound and gagged – in her passenger seat – is the most revered and reviled raider king in the eastern wastes. She can’t cash him in and she can’t let him go… so, together, they cross the wasteworld, following a dying road and dodging bloodthirsty raiders who either want to free Jedediah, or claim him as their own… A sequel to Bite (PBK, $22.99).
Post-apocalyptic | PBK | $22.99

A Gathering of Ravens
Oden, Scott
He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. Taking a young Christian hostage to be his guide, Grimnir embarks on a journey that takes him from the hinterlands of Denmark, where the wisdom of the ancient dwarves has given way to madness, to the war-torn heart of southern England, where the spirits of the land make violence on one another. Unless Grimnir can set aside his hatreds, his dream of retribution will come to nothing. For Dubhlinn is set to be the site of a reckoning – the Old Ways versus the New – and Grimnir, the last of his kind left to plague mankind, must choose: stand with the Christian King of Ireland and see his vengeance done; or stand against him, and see it slip away?
Historical fantasy | TP | $32.99

Blood Gamble (Disrupted Magic 02)
Olson, Melissa F
Now in Las Vegas, without her allies, her bargest, or her frequent partner Jesse Cruz, Scarlett must navigate a new underworld of secrets and murders, in a city where nothing is ever as it seems. And the stakes have never been higher. The sequel to Midnight Curse (TP, $29.95).
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.95

Threading the Needle (Ley 02)
Palmatier, Joshua
The ley system is not healing itself. As soon as the refugees enter the streets of Erenthrall, they find themselves caught up in the maelstrom of violence, deception, and betrayal that the city has descended into – including the emergence of a mysterious and powerful cult calling themselves the White Cloaks, whose leader is known as Father… The sequel to Shattering the Ley (PBK, $19.95).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.95

Sungrazer (Outriders 02)
Posey, Jay
When a fully-autonomous vessel with orbital strike capabilities goes missing, it’s up to the Outriders to track the untrackable. When the trail leads them to the influential Martian People’s Collective Republic, the operation gets a lot more complicated. Lincoln and his team are forced to rely on the help of an intelligence officer they aren’t sure they can trust, in a place where one wrong move could lead to catastrophe. The sequel to Outriders (PBK, $19.99).
Military SF | PBK | $19.99

The Dragon Round
Power, Stephen S
Jeryon has been the captain of the Comber for more than a decade. He knows the rules. He likes the rules. But not everyone on his ship agrees. After a monstrous dragon attacks the galley, the surviving crewmembers decide to take the ship for themselves and give Jeryon and his self-righteous apothecary ‘the captain’s chance’: a small boat with no rudder, no sails, and nothing but the clothes on his back to survive on the open sea. Fighting for their lives against the elements, Jeryon and his companion land on an island that isn’t as deserted as they originally thought. They find a baby dragon that, if trained, could be their way home. But as Jeryon and the dragon grow closer, the captain begins to realise that even if he makes it off the island, his old life won’t be waiting for him… A swashbuckling adventure with a dark side, for fans of George R R Martin and Naomi Novik.
Fantasy | TP | $24.99

Grave Ransom (Alex Craft 05)
Price, Kalayna
Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking. She raises shades, works with ghosts, and is dating Death himself. But the dead walking? That’s not supposed to happen. And yet reanimated corpses are committing crimes across Nekros City. Alex’s investigation leads her deep into a web of sinister magic. When Briar Darque of the Magical Crimes Investigation Bureau gets involved, Alex finds herself with an unexpected ally of sorts. But as the dead continue to rise and wreak havoc on the living, can she get to the soul of the matter in time? The first in this excellent series is Grave Witch ($19.95).
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The Legion of Flame (Draconis Memoria 02)
Ryan, Anthony
The legendary white drake – believed to be nothing more than a myth – has awoken from its long slumber, with a thirst to reduce the world of men to ashes. One city has already fallen to the drake’s formidable legions. More will follow, unless Clay can uncover an ancient secret that lies buried beneath the southern ice. Once again, Clay must face unthinkable danger, and this time he carries not just the hopes of his own nation, but the fate of the entire world. This is the sequel to The Waking Fire (PBK, $22.99). Highly recommended!
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Extinction Edge (Extinction Cycle 02)
Sansbury Smith, Nicholas
Dr Kate Lovato’s bioweapon was supposed to be the endgame, but it turned a small percentage of those infected with the Haemorrhage Virus into something even worse. Survivors call them Variants. Irreversible epigenetic changes have transformed them into predators, unlike any the human race has ever seen. And they are evolving.
Pandemic | PBK | $14.99

Our Dark Duet (Savage Song 02)
Schwab, Victoria
When a new monster, who feeds on chaos and brings out its victim’s inner demon, emerges from the shadows, Kate finds herself lured home – to face a monster she thought she killed, a boy she thought she knew, and a demon all her own. Follows This Savage Song (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Zero-G
Shatner, William & Rovin, Jeff
In the year 2050, the United States sends the FBI to govern its space station, The Empyrean. Under the guidance of Director Samuel Lord, Zero-G must identify a spy, help find a way to reverse a fast-replicating vine, and manage a form of ‘space zombie’ birthed by nanites. The surprising solution takes Lord and a Russian pilot on a dangerous mission to Venus – where a shocking discovery awaits.
Science fiction | TP | $24.99

The Darkest Promise (Lords of the Underworld 13)
Showalter, Gena
Possessed by the demon of Misery, Cameo isn’t allowed to experience joy. If she dares, her memory is wiped clean. With no other recourse, she sneaks into a land more fantastical than any fairy tale, determined to find the one man with the key to her redemption. Lazarus the Cruel and Unusual rules his kingdom with a single unwavering focus: to build his army and annihilate his enemies. Nothing distracts him – until Cameo. He is relentless in his quest to make her smile, and seduce her into his bed. As dark forces conspire against them, threatening to destroy the fragile bond they’ve forged, the once-calm Lazarus grows crazed. Every heart-stopping kiss and wicked touch causes Cameo to teeter on the brink of happiness. But if she falls, she risks forgetting him… forever.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99

Corpselight (Verity Fassbinder 02)
Slatter, Angela
Life in Brisbane is never simple, for those who walk between the worlds. Susan Beckett’s made insurance claims, for ‘Unusual Happenstance’, three times in three months. Her house keeps getting inundated with mud, but she’s still insisting she doesn’t need or want help… until the dry-land drownings begin. Verity’s first lead takes her to Chinatown, where she is confronted by kitsune assassins. But when she suddenly goes into labour, it’s clear the fox spirits are not going to be helpful. ‘Edgy, hilarious and full of heart – Verity is back and as brilliant as ever!’ – Alison Goodman. We all love these, by the way! Signed copies are available.
Urban fantasy | TP | $32.99

Vigil (Verity Fassbinder 01)
Slatter, Angela
Verity Fassbinder has her feet in two worlds. The daughter of one human and one Weyrd parent, she has very little power herself, but does claim unusual strength – and the ability to walk between us and the other – as a couple of her talents. As such a rarity, she is charged with keeping the peace between both races, and ensuring the Weyrd remain hidden from us. But, now, Sirens are dying, illegal wine made from the tears of human children is for sale – and in the hands of those Weyrd, who hold with the old ways – and someone has released an unknown and terrifyingly destructive force on the streets of Brisbane. And Verity must investigate – or risk ancient forces carving our world apart. We all love these, by the way! Signed copies are available.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust 01)
Smith Spark, Anna
Haunted by dreams of the empire’s demise, Orhan Emmereth has decided to act. On his orders, a company of soldiers cross the desert to reach the city. Once they enter the Palace, they have one mission: kill the Emperor, then all those who remain. Only from ashes, can a new empire be built… For fans of Joe Abercrombie and Mark Lawrence.
Grimdark fantasy | TP | $29.99

In Evil Times (Imperials 02)
Snodgrass, Melinda
Scholarship student Thracius ‘Tracy’ Belmanor and Princess Mercedes de Arango have graduated from the High Ground and become officers in the Orden de la Estrella. Both young officers find themselves part of forced ‘assimilations’ of settlers on Hidden Worlds, which lead them to doubt the intentions of the Solar League. And when Tracy witnesses a horrific event that threatens the fragile human and alien peace, Mercedes must decide where her loyalties truly lie… Sequel to the fantastic High Ground ($19.95).
Science fiction | TP | $29.95

How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (Embraced 01)
Sparks, Kerrelyn
As one of the Embraced, one born with magical powers, the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed – unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man, feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast. The first in a new series.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.95

The Empire’s Ghost
Steiger, Isabelle
Prince Kelken of Reglay finds himself at odds with his father, at his country’s darkest hour; the marquise of Esthrades is unmatched in politics and strategy, but she sits at a staggering military disadvantage. And Issamira, the most powerful of the free countries, has shut itself off from the conflict, thrown into confusion by the disappearance of its crown prince and the ensuing struggle for succession. Through their actions and those of the remaining royals, they may uncover not just a way to defeat Elgar, but also a deeper truth about their world’s lost history. The first in a series.
Fantasy | HC | $38.99

Godblind
Stephens, Anna
When slave Rillirin escapes the Mireces and arrives in Watcher Village, Dom foresees the unthinkable: a terrible war between Rilpor and the Mireces. After prince Rivil fails, in his attempt to kill his father and seize the throne, he flees Rilpor and falls in with a band of Mireces, converting to their faith, and promising to aid them seizing the throne. Dom must convince Rilpor to trust his prophecies if they’re to stand a chance against a Mireces invasion. Because war is coming, as the world, as they know it, is under threat as never before.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

The Delirium Brief (Laundry Files 08)
Stross, Charles
Now, the Laundry’s existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers. What neither Bob nor his managers have foreseen is that their organisation has earned the attention of a horror – far more terrifying than any demon: a government looking for public services to privatise. There are things in the Laundry’s assets that big business would simply love to get its hands on… The brilliant Laundry Files series begins with The Atrocity Archives (PBK, $19.99).
Urban fantasy | HC | $49.99

And the Rest Is History (Chronicles of St Mary’s 08)
Taylor, Jodi
You think you’re having a bad day? Max is trapped in the same deadly sandstorm that buried the fifty thousand-strong army of the Pharaoh Cambyses II, and she’s sharing the only available shelter – for miles around – with the murdering psychopath who recently kidnapped her and left her adrift in time…
Science fiction | TP | $27.95

Armistice (Hot War 03)
Turtledove, Harry
As staggering events unfold – the lives of men and women across battle lines, ethnicities, and religions play out, across the globe. In Los Angeles, an extended Jewish family builds a future, while the foul smell of a refugee camp in Santa Monica blows in on the ocean breeze. In Korea, a US fighter struggles to bring his Korean interpreter stateside as a full American. In Siberia, two German women fight for their survival in a gulag – and begin a strange, harrowing journey home.
Alternate history | HC | $53.95

Icon (Persona Sequence 02)
Valentine, Genevieve
Daniel Park was hoping for the story of a lifetime. And he got her. He’s been following Suyana, for a year. But what do you do, when this person you thought you knew has vanished inside the shell, and dangers are building all around you? How much will Daniel risk when his job is to break the story? And how far will he go – for a cause that isn’t his? The first in the series is Persona ($19.99).
Science fiction | TP | $33.95

Bannerless
Vaughn, Carrie
Decades after economic and environmental collapse destroys much of civilisation in the United States, the Coast Road region isn’t just surviving, but thriving by some accounts, building something new on the ruins of what came before. A culture of population control has developed – in which people, organised into households, must earn the children they bear by proving they can take care of them and are awarded symbolic banners to demonstrate this privilege. In the meantime, birth control is mandatory…
Dystopia | TP | $29.95

Oath of Dogs
Wagner, Wendy N
Kate Standish has been on Huginn less than a week and she’s already pretty sure her new company murdered her boss. But extractions corporations dominate the communities of the forest world, and few are willing to threaten their meal tickets to look too closely at corporate misbehaviour. When Standish connects a secret chemical test site to a nearly-forgotten disaster in Huginn’s history, she reveals a conspiracy that threatens Standish, and everyone she’s come to care about. This has been getting great reviews.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Spill Zone
Westerfeld, Scott
Three years ago, an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister, by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death – or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared, within the Spill Zone… The first in a new series.
YA graphic novel | HC | $34.99

And I Darken (Conquerors Saga 01)
White, Kiersten
No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way. Lada hones her skills as a warrior, as she nurtures plans to wreak revenge on the empire that holds her captive. Then she and Radu meet the sultan’s son, Mehmed, and everything changes…
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Now I Rise (Conquerors Saga 02)
White, Kiersten
Lada has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorising the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants…
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Barren Cove
Winter, Ariel S
The aged robot Sapien is the recent victim of a debilitating accident. The socially acceptable thing to do in robot culture is deactivate, but Sapien is not ready to end his life. Instead, he orders spare parts for himself and rents a remote beach house, in order to repair; and ponder why he wants to go on. While there, he becomes obsessed with his landlords, the peculiar robot family living on the rambling estate perched at the top of the cliff. He is convinced that the elusive and enigmatic Beachstone, the head of the family, holds the answers to his existential quandary.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

Ashes (Dark in You 03)
Wright, Suzanne
Once a furious Knox has managed to pull his demon back into line, there’s only one thing clear – someone knows Harper’s secrets and is systematically setting out to destroy her. It seems likely that someone is the third Horseman – but how do they know so much about Harper? It seems the impossible might be true – they have an enemy hiding, at the very heart of the lair. To survive, Harper will need to embrace power that’s darker than she’s ever experienced, and even Knox can’t protect her from everything – though, God knows, nothing’s going to stop him trying…
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99