Science Fiction & Fantasy Catalogue: November 2017

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

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

Until next time, good reading!

November 2017 includes new books by: Chris Brookmyre, Mira Grant, Nick Harkaway, Kevin Hearne, Mercedes Lackey, Paul McAuley, Brandon Sanderson, K B Wagers, Andy Weir… and many others.

The Blade Itself (First Law 01) (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Abercrombie, Joe
Inquisitor Glotka, a crippled and increasingly bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer extraordinaire, is trapped in a twisted and broken body – not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers. Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease, by cheating his friends at cards. Vain, shallow, selfish and self obsessed, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning – to train with obsessive and boring old men. And Logen Ninefingers, an infamous warrior with a bloody past, is about to wake up in a hole in the snow with plans to settle a blood feud with Bethod, the new King of the Northmen, once and for all – ideally by running away from it. But as he’s discovering, old habits die really, really hard indeed… especially, when Bayaz gets involved. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he’s about to make the lives of Glotka, Jezal and Logen a whole lot more difficult… A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Speculative fiction | HC | $29.99

Before They Are Hanged (First Law 02) (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Abercrombie, Joe
‘This grim and vivid sequel to The Blade Itself transcends its middle volume status, keeping the reader engaged with complicated plotting and intriguing character development. Abercrombie leavens the bloody action with moments of dark humour, developing a story suffused with a rich understanding of human darkness and light.’ – Publishers Weekly Starred Review. A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Speculative fiction | HC | $29.99

Nanoshock (Sinless 02)
Alexander, K C
After street thug Riko escapes from a lab she doesn’t remember entering, leaving behind her tech-corrupted girlfriend, she’s got some serious issues to handle. First, how did she and her girlfriend get there? Second, how can she convince her team to help her find out? And, third, who the f**k does she have to kick in the teeth, to make it right? The sequel to Necrotech (PBK, $19.95).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Six Months, Three Days, Five Others (collection)
Anders, Charlie Jane
Before the success of her debut novel All the Birds in the Sky (PBK, $18.99), Charlie Jane Anders was a rising star in short speculative fiction. Collected, here – for the first time in print – are six of her quirky, wry, engaging best.
Spec fic collection | PBK | $19.99

The Massacre of Mankind
Baxter, Stephen
It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The Army is prepared. So, when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells’ book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat. He is right. Thrust into the chaos of a new invasion, a journalist – sister-in-law to Walter Jenkins – must survive, escape and report on the war. The Massacre of Mankind has begun. Highly recommended, for all Wells and Baxter readers. The authorised sequel to War of the Worlds.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

The Overneath
Beagle, Peter S
Collects of 13 stories, two original to this book and two others previously published, only online. In these uniquely beautiful and wholly original tales, Beagle once again proves himself a master of the imagination.
Collection | TP | $31.95

The Stone in the Skull (Lotus Kingdoms 01)
Bear, Elizabeth
The Gage is a brass automaton, created by a wizard of Messaline, around the core of a human being. He is carrying a message to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the body guard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are walking into a dynastic war between the rulers of the shattered bits of a once-great Empire. The first in a new series, set in the world of the Eternal Sky trilogy.
Fantasy | HC | $39.99

With Blood Upon the Sand (Song of the Shattered Sands 02)
Beaulieu, Bradley
eda 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 shifting tides of power are fickle and dangerous, though. The Kings and the Moonless Host have their own agendas, as does the dangerous blood mage Hamzakiir, whose plotting uncovers a devastating secret that could shatter the power of the hated kings. But it may all be undone if eda cannot learn to control the growing anger of the asirim that threatens to overwhelm her… The sequel to Twelve Kings (PBK $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Resurrection Game (Shadowside 03)
Belanger, Michelle
Calling upon his abilities as one of the Anakim – a tribe of angels trapped on Earth – Zack dispatches the hideous creatures and seeks to depart before the police can arrive. Then he sees something that chills him to the bone… A man wearing his face. When a connection emerges between Zack’s doppelganger and a series of ritualistic murders, Zack must call upon his every ally to find this murderer before he can strike again. For all of them are targets, and the sadistic serial killer won’t stop until all are dead.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The Berlin Project
Benford, Gregory
Karl Cohen, a chemist and mathematician who is part of the Manhattan Project, has discovered an alternate solution for creating the uranium isotope needed to cause a chain reaction: U-235. After convincing General Groves of his new method, Cohen and his team of scientists work at Oak Ridge, preparing to have a nuclear bomb ready to drop, by the summer of 1944 – to stop the war on the western front…
Alternate history | TP | $33.95

Breath of Fire (Kingmaker trilogy 02)
Bouchet, Amanda
Catalia Fisa, Lost Princess, has been running from destiny her whole life. Yet deep down, she has always believed that the prophecy shadowing her every step is inescapable: her unimaginable power will bring unfathomable disaster. But now her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat’s tortured past, and the threat of her world-shattering future. Although it may be that this, even with all her power, is still the one battle she cannot win, Cat’s determined not to go down without a fight. As the realms descend into all-out war, Cat knows she must embrace the power at her command. With Griffin by her side, and Gods willing, perhaps she can emerge victorious in this fiery forging of a new Kingdom. Follows A Promise of Fire (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Malice of Crows (The Shadow 03)
Bowen, Lila
The Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood and bones of magical folk, but failed to destroy the dark alchemist behind it. Now his destiny as the Shadow refuses to let him rest. To save his friends – and the lives of countless others – he’ll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they’ve ever faced. The third instalment of this widely-acclaimed series, following Conspiracy of Ravens and Wake of Vultures (PBK, $19.99 each).
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Painted Man (Demon Cycle 01) (illustrated edition)
Brett, Peter V
For hundreds of years, these creatures have terrorised the night, slowly culling the human population. It was not always this way. Men and women did not always cower behind protective magical wards and hope to see the dawn. Once, they battled the demons on equal terms, but those days, and skills, are gone. Arlen Bales lives with his parents on their isolated farmstead until a demon attack shatters their world. He learns a savage lesson that day: that people, as well as magic, can let you down. Rejecting the fear that kills as efficiently as the creatures, Arlen risks another path; in order to offer humanity a last, fleeting chance of survival. An illustrated edition released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Painted Man’s publication.
Fantasy | Slipcased HC | $75.00

Places in the Darkness
Brookmyre, Chris
There has never been a homicide on Ciudad de Cielo. It’s the ‘city in the sky’, where hundreds of scientists and engineers live and work in Earth’s orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars. When the mutilated body of a common criminal is found on CdC, the eyes of the world are watching – multiple governments and corporations have a stake in catching humanity’s first space-bound killer. Top-of-the-class investigator Blake is sent to team up with CdC’s Freeman – a jaded cop with no interest in working with a rookie from Earth. But the mismatched duo must learn to cooperate quickly, before they become the killer’s next victims… An sf thriller, from the master of tartan noir.
SF thriller | TP | $32.99

Dark Deeds (Keiko 03)
Brooks, Mike
After the riotous civil war, the crew of the Keiko decides to go on vacation at an illegal gambling port for a little fun. What they don’t realise is that the casinos are run by an ex-client who didn’t get his shipment due to the war. The mob boss decides to take Tamara Rouke, the Keiko’s second-in-command, and hold her hostage until the crew raises enough money to pay him back for the lost shipment. If they don’t pay up in time, Rouke will be killed. Captain Ichabod Drift and his crew agree. But as they find a way to get the funds, one will betray everyone, and one will die…
Science fiction | TP | $33.95

Penric’s Mission (Penric & Desdemona novella 03)
Bujold, Lois McMaster
Learned Penric sails on a journey to Cedonia, not as a sorcerer in the white robes of the Bastard’s Order, but disguised as a young lawyer on business. His real mission is one of clandestine diplomacy on behalf of the Duke of Adria. His usual travelling companion, the slyly clever chaos demon Desdemona who inhabits his body, is the only one in on the secret… Or so it’s supposed to be. Instead, upon arrival in Cedonia, Penric finds himself gravely injured, and imprisoned in the darkest of dungeons. Escape will not be easy, as Penric meets an intriguing young widow and has more than one brush with disaster in his immediate future. A limited-edition hardcover from Subterranean Press, following Penric’s Demon and Penric and the Shaman.
Fantasy | HC | $46.95

The Fall of Dragons (Traitor Son Cycle 05)
Cameron, Miles
The Red Knight’s final battle lies ahead… but there’s a whole war still to fight, first. He began with a small company, fighting the dangerous semi-mythical creatures which threatened villages, nunneries and cities. But as his power – and his forces – grew, so the power of the enemy he stood against became ever clearer. Not the power of men… but that of gods, with thousands of mortal allies. Never has strategy been more important, and this war will end where it started: at Lissen Carak. But to get there means not one battle, but many – to take out the seven armies which stand against them and force Ash, the huge black dragon, to finally take to the field himself… Follows The Red Knight, The Fell Sword, The Dread Wyrm, and The Plague of Swords (new in paperback, this month) (PBK, $22.99 each). This series has had some great customer feedback!
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night
Campbell, Jen
Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and side shows. A girl runs a coffin hotel on a remote island. A boy is worried his sister has two souls. A couple are rewriting the history of the world. And mermaids are on display at the local aquarium. A collection of twelve haunting stories; modern fairy tales brimming with magic, outsiders and lost souls. ‘I’m fascinated by storytelling, and particularly fairy tales. How humans have always tried to explain things that they can’t possibly understand with, sometimes outrageous, stories.’ – Jen Campbell.
Folklore collection | HC | $32.99

The Tethered Mage (Swords & Fire 01)
Caruso, Melissa
In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled – taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that could threaten the entire empire. Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations. But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre. The first in a series.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Retrograde
Cawdron, Peter
The fledgling colony on Mars consists of 120 scientists, astronauts, medical staff, and engineers. Buried deep underground, they’re protected from the harsh radiation that sterilises the surface of the planet. The colony is prepared for every eventuality, except one – what happens when disaster strikes Earth?
Science fiction | TP | $32.99

The Rule of Luck (Felicia Sevigny 01)
Cerveny, Catherine
Year 2950. Humanity has survived devastating climate shifts and four world wars, coming out stronger and smarter than ever. Advanced technology is available to all, and enhancements to appearance, intelligence, and physical ability are commonplace. In this future, Felicia Sevigny has built her fame reading the futures of others. Alexei Petriv, the most dangerous man in the TriSystem, will trust only Felicia to read his cards…
Science fiction | TP | $29.95

The City of Brass (Daevabad trilogy 01)
Chakraborty, S A
When Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally-sly, darkly-mysterious djinn warrior, to her side; he tells Nahri an extraordinary tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass. In Daevabad, within gilded brass walls laced with enchantments and behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments run deep… The first in a series (a trade paperback edition ($29.99) is due in February).
Fantasy | HC | $47.95

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments 01) (10th anniversary edition)
Clare, Cassandra
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of City of Bones with this gorgeous new edition, complete with special content including a new piece from Clare, and exclusive colour illustrations.
YA fantasy | HC | $29.99

Forbidden Suns (The Silence 03)
Clark, D Nolan
In the cold of space, the fire of revenge still burns. Aleister Lanoe has been on a mission since before he can remember. Honing his skills as a fighter pilot and commander through three centuries of constant warfare, he has never met a foe he cannot best. But now he faces a mission which may be his last: take vengeance on the alien race who has coldly and systematically erased all the sentient life in its path. In all his years at war, the stakes have never been higher… The final novel in the Silence trilogy, following: Forsaken Skies and Forgotten Worlds (PBK, $22.99 each).
Space opera | PBK | $22.99

Childhood’s End (Pan’s 70th anniversary editions)
Clarke, Arthur C
Earth has become a Utopia, guided by a strange unseen people from outer space – whose staggering powers have eradicated war, cruelty, poverty, and racial inequality. When the ‘Overlords’ finally reveal themselves, their horrific form makes little impression. Then comes the sign that the Overlords have been waiting for. A child begins to dream strangely – and develops remarkable powers. Soon, this happens to every child – and the truth of the Overlords’ mission is finally revealed to the human race… A classic of the science fiction genre, Childhood’s End is an intelligent, beautifully-written exploration of what it means to be human.
Pan classics | PBK | $14.99

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)
Clarke, Susanna
The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation’s past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet, the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very opposite of Norrell. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms the one between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine. A beautiful new paperback. Leanne recommends this highly, while Ron recommends the TV adaptation of it!
Historical fantasy reissue | PBK | $17.99

The Coldmaker
Cohen, Daniel A
Eight hundred years ago, the Jadans angered the Crier. In punishment, the Crier took their Cold away, condemning them to a life of enslavement in a world bathed in heat. Or so the tale goes. During the day, as the Sun blazes over his head, Micah leads the life of any Jadan slave, running errands through the city of Paphos at the mercy of the petty Nobles and ruthless taskmasters. But after the evening bells have tolled and all other Jadans sleep, Micah escapes into the night in search of scraps and broken objects, which – once back inside his barracks – he tinkers into treasures. However, when a mysterious masked Jadan publicly threatens Noble authority, a wave of rebellion ripples through the city. With Paphos plunged into turmoil, Micah’s secret is at risk of being exposed. And another, which has been waiting hundreds of years to be found, is also on the verge of discovery… The secret of Cold.
Fantasy | TP | $27.99

Alliance of Shadows (Dead Six 03)
Correia, Larry & Kupari, Mike
In the midst of the murderous disorder, mercenary Michael Valentine is in Europe with a small team of his Exodus personnel trying to track down the evil and highly dangerous Katarina Montalban. She has initiated a mysterious plot to do away with those who stand between her and ultimate power. The team is on their own, with few friends, few resources – and racing against the clock. Both Valentine and Lorenzo will have to risk some dangerous alliances if they’re to succeed.
Military SF | PBK | $19.95

Shadowborn (Seraphim 03)
Dalglish, David
Bree Skyborn is the Phoenix of Weshern and the face of the rebellion, but her skill is not enough to escape the entire army of Centre hunting her down. When she’s captured, Kael no longer cares about the war or the call for independence. All that matters is rescuing his sister from the clutches of those who would use her to merge the elemental power of demons with the blood of mankind. Both sides hold their secrets, which could be their ultimate undoing. The conclusion of the trilogy, following Skyborn and Fireborn (PBK, $19.99 each).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Deja New (Insighter 02)
Davidson, MaryJanice
Leah Nazir lives in a world where the past can and will come back to bite you in the ass. No, not teething ghosts – reincarnation! As an Insighter, it’s Leah’s job to delve into the murky and (often) deadly former lives of her patients. And she knows a thing or two about danger after killing her mother’s murderer with the help of new beau, Archer Drake. Isn’t he the best? Now, it’s time to take their relationship to the next level, but not in any way Leah could have predicted. She and Archer head to Chicago to meet his parents – and try to figure out why Archer’s dad killed his brother, decades ago. When someone tries to sabotage their investigation, Leah must decide if the Drake family past is a deal breaker… Follows Deja Who (PBK, $22.99).
Paranormal | TP | $26.99

Seventh Decimate (Great God’s War 01)
Donaldson, Stephen
The war between Amika and Belleger has raged for generations. Sorcerers from both sides rain destruction down on the battlefield, wielding the six deadly Decimates of fire, earth, wind, water, lightning, and pestilence. Prince Bifalt of Belleger sets out on a hazardous journey across the unmapped wastelands to the east. With Elgart, his last comrade, Bifalt pursues the long-hidden trail of the one object that might be able to turn the tide of the endless war – a book, entitled The Seventh Decimate… The first in a new series.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Darkness Falling (Andromedan Dark 02)
Douglas, Ian
Lord Commander Grayson St Clair has guided the Tellus Ad Astra to a part of the universe no human – and, possibly, no race known to Man – has ever seen. Far from the worlds they know, the colony ship is on its own, facing… something that seems to have no weakness. Something whose sole purpose seems to be devouring civilisations. With both time and space as enemies, St Clair must figure out a way to explore this new corner of space, maintain military order on a mission that was supposed to be civilian, and – somehow – bring the Tellus Ad Astra back to the Milky Way.
Military SF | PBK | $19.95

War and Craft (American Craft 03)
Doyle, Tom
The Founding Fathers were never ones to pass up a good weapon. America’s first line of defence has been shrouded in secrecy, magical families who have sworn to use their power to protect our republic. But there are those who reject America’s dream and have chosen the Left Hand Path. In this triumphant conclusion to Tom Doyle’s imaginative alternate historical America, we start with a bloody wedding-night brawl with assassins in Tokyo. Our American magical shock troops go to India, where a descendant of legendary heroes has the occult mission they’ve been waiting for. It all comes to a head in a valley, hidden high in the mountains of Kashmir. Our craftspeople will battle against their fellow countrymen, some of the vilest monsters of the Left Hand Path. It’s Armageddon in Shangri-La, and the end of the world as we know it.
Military SF | HC | $39.99

The Book of Swords (anthology)
Dozois, Gardner (editor)
Journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid adventure, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel. Includes stories by George R R Martin, Robin Hobb, Garth Nix, Ken Liu, Daniel Abraham, Scott Lynch, Cecelia Holland, Ellen Kushner, and more.
Fantasy anthology | TP | $32.99

The Spark
Drake, David
In the time of the Ancients, the universe was united – but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artefacts that a few Makers can reshape into their original uses. What survives is shattered into enclaves – some tiny, some ruined, some wild. Pal, a youth from the sticks, has come to the capital, Dun Add, to become a Champion. Pal is a bit of a Maker, and in his rural home he’s been able to think of himself as a warrior, because he can wield the weapons of the Ancient civilisation…
Space opera | HC | $46.95

The Reluctant Queen (Queens of Renthia 02)
Durst, Sarah
Naelin has the raw power necessary to become an heir, but she couldn’t be further removed from the queen – and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her world is her two children, her husband, and the remote village tucked deep in the forest that is her home. But when Ven, the Queen’s Champion, passes through her village, Naelin’s ambitious husband proudly tells him of his wife’s ability to control spirits – magic that Naelin fervently denies. She knows embracing her power will bring only separation from those she loves and even death. But Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. And as the queen’s power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened – even as ominous rumours trickle down from the north – Naelin realises that the only way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything.
Fantasy | HC | $34.99

Bayou Born (Foundling 01)
Edwards, Hailey
A half-wild child is dragged from the murky waters of a Mississippi bayou. She has no memories, no family and is covered in mysterious markings. Adopted by the policeman who rescued her, Luce Boudreau follows him onto the force, determined to prove herself, in the eyes of those who are still suspicious… The first in a new series.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Future Home of the Living God
Erdrich, Louise
Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed as the rest of America around her. But, for Cedar, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months’ pregnant. Cedar feels compelled to find her birth mother, Mary Potts – an Ojibwe, living on the reservation – to understand both her and her baby’s origins…
Dystopia | TP | $29.99

Saga Land: the Island of Stories at the End of the World
Fidler, Richard & Gíslason, Kari
A gripping blend of family mystery, contemporary stories and the beautiful and bloody Viking tales, set against the starkly stunning landscape of Iceland.
Icelandic folklore/history | HC | $39.99

The Remnant (Oversight trilogy 03)
Fletcher, Charlie
The Oversight of London has been sworn for millennia to prevent the natural and the supernatural worlds from preying on each other. Now at its lowest ebb, with its headquarters destroyed and its last members scattered far and wide, this secret society will battle for survival and face the harshest foe it has ever met: itself. The conclusion of the trilogy, following The Oversight and The Paradox (PBK, $19.99 each).
Historical fantasy | PBK | $19.99

1636: the Ottoman Onslaught (Ring of Fire 21)
Flint, Eric
Armed with new weapons, inspired by the time-displaced Americans of Grantville, the Turks are determined to do what they were unable to do in the universe the Americans came from: capture Vienna. The Ottomans have the advantage of being able to study the failings and errors of their own campaigns in a future they can now avoid. They are led by the young, dynamic, and ruthless Murad IV, the most capable emperor the Ottomans have produced in a century. They are equipped with weapons that would have seemed fantastical to the Turks of that other universe: airships, breech-loading rifles, rockets – even primitive tanks. And, this time, they won’t have to face massive reinforcements from Austria’s allies. In fact, the only force Emperor Gustav Adolf can think of sending to Austria is the United States of Europe Third Division, under the command of Mike Stearns.
Alternate history | PBK | $19.95

Strange Music (Pip & Flinx 15)
Foster, Alan Dean
The unexpected return of an old friend draws Flinx and Pip to the backward planet of Largess, whose seal-like denizens’ primitive technology and fractious clan politics have kept a wary Commonwealth from a profitable trade relationship. But now a rogue human employing forbidden advanced weaponry threatens to ignite a war among the Larians. And Flinx is just the man to stop it before it starts. But once on Largess, Flinx discovers that his empathic abilities – usually his greatest asset – are rendered useless by the natives’ unique language, which is sung rather than spoken. Worse, the abduction of a powerful chieftain’s daughter has raised tensions to the boiling point. Now, Flinx must depend on his own mettle – and of course Pip, the devoted minidrag with the deadly edge – to right wrongs, mend fences, and battle a cold-blooded adversary armed with enough firepower to blow them all away… and destroy the chance for peace in Largess forever.
Science fiction | HC | $49.95

The Rift: Frequency (Rift Uprising trilogy 02)
Foster, Amy
For three years, teenage super soldier Ryn Whittaker served as a Citadel, guarding the Battle Ground Rift site – one of fourteen mysterious and unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. But everything changed when Ezra Massad came tumbling out of The Rift. Together, Ryn and Ezra began to unravel the mysteries of the Allied Rift Coalition. And what they discovered started a civil war. Now, with the base in chaos, Ezra is accidentally pushed through The Rift, taking with him a stolen laptop and the valuable secrets it holds. Ryn has no choice but to follow. From a world where Rome never fell to a world where she was never even born, Ryn must fight her way through alternative realities to unlock the mystery of what she is and take back control of her future.
Science fiction | TP | $32.99

Twin Peaks: the Final Dossier
Frost, Mark
Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier tells us what happened to key characters in the twenty-five years in between the events of the first series and the second, offering details and insights.
Twin Peaks | HC | $39.99

All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault
Gardner, James Alan
Sparks are champions of weird science. Boasting capes and costumes and amazing super-powers – that only make sense, if you don’t think about them too hard – they fight an eternal battle for truth and justice… mostly. Darklings are creatures of myth and magic: ghosts, vampires, were-beasts, and the like. Their very presence warps reality. Doors creak at their approach. Cobwebs gather where they linger. Kim Lam is an ordinary college student, until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and three housemates into Sparks – and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. They struggle to master their new abilities – and (of course) to design cool costumes, and come up with great hero names. Turns out that ‘accident’ was just the first salvo, in a Mad Genius’s latest diabolical scheme. Now, it’s up to four newbie heroes to save the day, before they even have a chance to figure out what their team’s name should be!
Superheroes | TP | $35.95

Into the Drowning Deep
Grant, Mira (aka McGuire, Seanan)
Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a mockumentary, bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea, with all hands. Now, a new crew has been assembled to investigate. And they’ll discover that whatever is down there is definitely no joke…
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

Gnomon
Harkaway, Nick
In a near-future Britain, a distributed surveillance-democracy called The System knows everything you, and can even spy on your mind. But when state investigators then look into the head of a refusenik novelist, named Diana Hunter, what they find there is not her life story but that of four other people, spread across thousands of years, all vibrantly real and each utterly impossible – and, before they can unravel that puzzle, Diana Hunter, shockingly, dies as a result of the investigation, an unheard-of result, in a perfect system which protects everyone from harm… Recommended!
Dystopia | TP | $32.99

A Pocketful of Crows
Harris, Joanne M
Following the seasons, balancing youth and age, wisdom and passion, and drawing on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology, around a nameless wild girl. Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.
Fairy tale | HC | $29.99

The Squirrel on the Train (Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries 02)
Hearne, Kevin
Oberon the Irish wolfhound is off to Portland to smell all the things – with canine companions wolfhound Orlaith and Boston terrier Starbuck, and, of course, his human, ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan. The first complication is an unmistakable sign of sinister agendas afoot: a squirrel atop the train. But an even more ominous situation is in store, when the trio plus Atticus stumble across a murder upon arrival at the station. They recognise Detective Gabriela Ibarra, who’s there to investigate. But they also recognise the body – or rather that the body is a doppelganger for Atticus himself. The police, hampered by human senses of smell and a decided lack of canine intuition, obviously can’t handle this alone. Not with Atticus likely in danger. Oberon knows it’s time to investigate, once more – for justice! For gravy! And possibly greasy tacos! Alongside his faithful Druid, Oberon and the other loyal hounds navigate by nose, through Portland, to find a bear-shifter friend with intel, delicious clues at the victim’s home, and more squirrels. Always more squirrels! But will our hungry band of heroes be able to identify the culprit before someone else is murdered? Will there be mystery meat in gravy as a reward or tragedy in store for the world’s (or, at least, the Pacific Northwest’s) greatest dog detective. A limited, hardcover edition from Subterranean Press.
Urban fantasy | HC | $46.95

A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings 01)
Hearne, Kevin
From the east came the Bone Giants. From the south, the fire-wielding Hathrim. It was an invasion that sparked war across the six nations of Teldwen. Now, the kingdom’s only hope is the discovery of a new form of magic – one that will call the wondrous beasts of the world to fight by the side of humankind.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels
Hill, Joe
Four short novels, ranging from creepy horror, to powerful explorations of our modern society. Masterfully exploring classic literary themes, through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection.
Speculative fiction | TP | $29.99

Heart-Shaped Box (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Hill, Joe
‘Buy my stepfather’s ghost,’ read the email. So, Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man’s suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphernalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock. But the rest of his collection doesn’t make the house feel cold. The bones don’t make the dogs bark; the movie doesn’t make Jude feel as if he’s being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows, to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life… A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Horror | HC | $29.99

Terminal Alliance (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 01)
Hines, Jim C
The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. But they hadn’t counted on a mutated plague wiping out half the human population, turning the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals, and basically destroying human civilisation. You know, your standard apocalypse. Now, a century later, human beings might not be what they once were – but, at least, they’re no longer trying to eat everyone. Mostly.
Post-apocalyptic | HC | $47.95

The Nutcracker
Hoffmann, E T A & Annuka, Sanna (illustrator)
On Christmas Eve, Fritz and Marie excitedly await the arrival of Godfather Drosselmeier and the marvellous gifts he brings for them every year. When Marie discovers a curious nutcracker doll among the presents, she suddenly finds herself caught up in an age-old battle before being transported to a magical world of sugar-frosted castles, chocolate kings, and true love. This clothbound edition of Hoffmann’s classic Christmas fairy tale, immortalised by Tchaikovsky’s ballet, combines the charm of the original nineteenth-century tale with the freshness of Finnish illustrator, Sanna Annuka’s gorgeous contemporary artwork.
Fairy tale | HC | $24.99

After the End of the World (Carter & Lovecraft 02)
Howard, Jonathan L
The Unfolded World is a bitter and unfriendly place for Daniel Carter and Emily Lovecraft. In this world, the Cold War never happened because the Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1941. In this world, the Nazi Großdeutschland is the premier superpower, and is not merely tolerated but indulged; because, in this world, the Holocaust happened behind the ruins of the Iron Curtain and consumed only Bolsheviks, Communists, and others the West was glad to see gone. In this world, there are monsters, and not all of them are human. But even in the Unfolded World, there are still bills to pay and jobs to do. Carter finds himself working for the German secret security service – to uncover the truth behind a major scientific joint project that is going suspiciously well. The trail takes Lovecraft and him to a distant, abandoned island, and a conspiracy that threatens everything. To fight it, Lovecraft must walk a perilously narrow path between forbidden knowledge and soul-destroying insanity. Fortunately, she also has a shotgun. A sequel to the popular Carter and Lovecraft (HC, $44.99).
Cthulhuiana | HC | $49.95

The Fall of the House of Cabal (Johannes Cabal)
Howard, Jonathan L
Assisted – ably and otherwise – by his vampiric brother, Horst, and by the kindly accompaniment of a criminologist and a devil, he will encounter ruins and diableries, mystery and murder, the depths of the lowest pit and a city of horrors. London, to be exact. Yet, even though Cabal has risked such peril believing he understands the dangers he faces, he is still underestimating them. He is walking into a trap of such arcane complexity that even the one who drew him there has no idea of its true terrors. As the snare closes slowly and subtly around them, it may be that there will be no survivors at all.
Steampunk | TP | $33.95

An Unkindness of Magicians
Howard, Kat
In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney – a new, rare magician with incredible power that has been unmatched in decades, and she may be the only person who is able to stop the darkness that is weakening the magic. But Sydney doesn’t want to help the system, she wants to destroy it…
Fantasy | TP | $26.99

A Middle-Earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor
Howe, John
Combining concept work produced for films, existing Middle-earth art, and many new paintings and sketches exclusive to this book, A Middle-Earth Traveller will take the reader on a unique and unforgettable journey across Tolkien’s magical landscape.
Tolkien | HC | $42.99

The Stealers’ War (Far-Called trilogy 03)
Hunt, Stephen
Weyland has been at war. Invaded by a technologically advanced enemy, the cities sacked, and what fragile peace remained torn apart by a civil war. All anyone should want is a return to peace. But Jacob Carneham still wants his revenge; and if he can lure the invaders into the mountain he can have it. He can kill them all. If he does, there may never be peace again. If he doesn’t, Weyland will never be free of the threat of invasion. The northern horse lords are planning an attack. A future Empress is fighting to save her daughter. Jacob’s son is trying to restore peace and stability to Weyland, alongside the rightful King. And behind it all is a greater struggle, which may spell the end for them all…
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Smoke
Ings, Simon
Humanity has been split into three different species. Mutual incomprehension has fractured the globe. As humans race, to be the first of their kind to reach the stars, another Great War looms. For you, that means returning to Yorkshire and the town of your birth, where factories churn out the parts for gigantic spaceships. You’re done with the pretentions of the capital and its unfathomable architecture. You’re done with the people of the Bund, their easy superiority and unstoppable spread throughout the city of London and beyond. You’re done with Georgy Chernoy and his questionable defeat of death. You’re done with his daughter, Fel, and losing all the time. You’re done with love. But, soon enough, you will find yourself in the Smoke again, drawn back to the life you thought you’d left behind. You’re done with love. But love’s not done with you.
Science fiction | TP | $29.99

Intensity (Chronicles of Nick 08)
Kenyon, Sherrilyn
The heat in New Orleans is rising fast, and Nick’s threat level has gone into a whole new level of intensity. He’s learning quickly that when War and Death decide to battle, they don’t take prisoners. They don’t negotiate. And they’re immune to both his biting sarcasm and Cajun charm. To win this, he will have to embrace a new set of powers, but one wrong step and he will belong to the side of Darkness, forever.
YA fantasy | TP | $27.99

The Bloodprint (Khorasan Archives 01)
Khan, Ausma Zehanat
A dark power known as the Talisman has risen in the land. Born of ignorance and persecution, it is led by a man known only as the One-Eyed Preacher. A superstitious patriarchy, cruel and terrifying, the Talisman suppresses knowledge and subjugates women. And it is growing. But there are those who seek to stop the oppressive spread of the Talisman. A resistance formed of the Companions of Hira – a group of rebels versed in the power of ancient scripture, a magic known as the Claim – believe they have discovered the key to destroying the One-Eyed Preacher and his fervid followers: The Bloodprint. Finding this dangerous manuscript that the Talisman has tried to erase from the world promises to be their most dangerous undertaking yet: a perilous journey deep into Talisman territory which may prove to be their last.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

The Diabolic
Kincaid, S J
A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill, in order to protect the person, for whom you’ve been created. Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe. When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia – a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret, or risk everything.
YA science fiction | TP | $19.99

The Dark Tower Boxset
King, Stephen
Roland of Gilead is the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation… as he pursues the Man in Black. The set includes: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, The Dark Tower, and The Wind Through the Keyhole.
Fantasy | PBK | $120.00

Elite (Hunter 02)
Lackey, Mercedes
Chaos erupts when Ace – the murderous Hunter, who tried to kill Joy at her Elite trials – escapes from the Army’s captivity and defects to the Othersiders. Joy has no idea what Ace might be capable of with the help of the cunning Folk, but she may be about to find out; Othersider forces are gaining strength and momentum just beyond the barriers. A storm is approaching Apex City, and unless Joy and her fellow Hunters put up the fight of their lives it might just sweep them all away…
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99

Apex (Hunter 03)
Lackey, Mercedes
As Joy faces ever more powerful Othersiders, she is helped by the most surprising ally imaginable – the same Folk Mage she once met in battle on the train to Apex City. But can Joy trust the most cunning and treacherous of all Othersiders?
YA fantasy | HC | $29.99

Road Brothers Stories (Broken Empire) (collection)
Lawrence, Mark
Within these pages, you will find tales of men such as Red Kent, Sir Makin, Rike, Burlow and the Nuban, telling of their origins and the events that forged them. There is Jorg, himself, striding the page as a child of six, as a teenage wanderer and as a young king. And then there is a tale about Prince Jalan Kendeth – liar, cheat, womaniser and coward. To the new reader, welcome to a lawless world where wit and sword are the most useful weapons, and danger lurks as much in candlelit palaces, as in dark alleys and dense woodland. To those who have already journeyed with Jorg, we hope you will enjoy renewing old acquaintances with your favourite characters. This is a collection of fourteen stories of murder, mayhem, pathos, and philosophy, all set in the world of the Broken Empire.
Fantasy collection | TP | $27.99

The Found and the Lost: the Collected Novellas of Ursula K Le Guin
Le Guin, Ursula K
Every novella by Ursula K Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time in one breathtaking volume. She has had her work collected over the years, but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works, as represented here. This collection is a literary treasure chest that belongs in every home library.
Collection | TP | $39.95

Jade City
Lee, Fonda
Jade is the lifeblood of the city of Janloon – a stone that enhances a warrior’s natural strength and speed. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by the ruthless No Peak and Mountain families. When a modern drug emerges that allows anyone – even foreigners – to wield jade, simmering tension between the two families erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all in the families, from their grandest patriarch to even the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Invisible Planets
Liu, Ken (editor)
Thirteen intriguing visions of the future from China. Here are thirteen short stories from the new frontiers of Chinese science fiction, selected and translated by Hugo, Nebula, Locus and World Fantasy Award-winner Ken Liu.
SF anthology | PBK | $19.99

The Secret of Vesalius
Llobregat, Jordi
Daniel Amat has left Spain and all that happened there behind him. Having just achieved a brilliant role in Ancient Languages at Oxford University and an even more advantageous engagement, the arrival of a letter – a demand – stamped Barcelona comes like a cold hand from behind. He arrives back in that old, labyrinthine and near-mythic city a few days before the great 1888 World Fair, amid dread whispers of murders – the injuries reminiscent of an ancient curse, and bearing signs of the genius 16th century anatomist, Vesalius. Daniel is soon pulled into the depths of the crime, and eventually into the tunnels below fin-de-siècle Barcelona, where his own dark past and the future of science are joined in a terrible venture – to bring the secret of Vesalius to life.
Gothic thriller | TP | $32.99

United As One (Lorien Legacies 07)
Lore, Pittacus
The Garde have always known there is power in numbers. If they can find these new allies and join forces with them, they just might be able to win this war. The time has come for the Garde to make their final stand.
YA science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities (Cthulhu Casebooks 02)
Lovegrove, James
Spring, 1895. Holmes and Watson do not hesitate, when they are called to the infamous Bedlam lunatic asylum – where they find an inmate speaking in R’lyehian, the language of the Old Ones. The inmate was once a scientist, a student of Miskatonic University, and one of two survivors of a doomed voyage down the Miskatonic River, to capture the semi-mythical shoggoth. Yet, how has he ended up in London, without his wits?
Cthulhuiana/Sherlockiana | HC | $39.95

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards Sequence 01) (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Lynch, Scott
They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he’s part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumour. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich – they’re the only ones, worth stealing from – but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards. Together, their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass, by a race no one remembers, it’s a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city. But there are whispers of a challenge, to the Capa’s power. A challenge from a man no one has ever seen, a man no blade can touch. The Grey King is coming. A man would be well advised not to be caught between Capa Barsavi and the Grey King. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. As for Locke Lamora… A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Speculative fiction | HC | $29.99

Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastards Sequence 02) (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Lynch, Scott
Escaping from the attentions of the Bondsmagi Locke Lamora, the erstwhile Thorn of Camorr, and Jean Tannen have fled their home city. Taking ship, they arrive in the city state of Tal Varrar; where they are soon planning their most spectacular heist yet; they will take the luxurious gaming house, the Sinspire, for all of its countless riches. No one has ever taken even a single coin from the Sinspire that wasn’t won on the tables or in the other games of chance on offer there. But, as ever, the path of true crime rarely runs smooth and Locke and Jean soon find themselves co-opted into an attempt to bring the pirate fleet of the notorious Zamira Drakasha to justice. Fine work for thieves who don’t know one end of galley from another. And all the while the Bondsmagi are plotting their very necessary revenge, against the one man who believes he has humiliated them and lived; Locke Lamora. A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Speculative fiction | HC | $29.99

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker
Maguire, Gregory
Hiddensee imagines the backstory of The Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve. At the heart of Hoffmann’s mysterious tale hovers Godfather Drosselmeier – the ominous, canny, one-eyed toy maker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky’s fairy tale ballet – who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter. From the author of the wonderful Wicked ($29.99).
Fantasy | HC | $49.95

The World of Lore, Volume 1: Monstrous Creatures
Mahnke, Aaron
In this beautifully-illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of terrifying creatures, and explores not only the legends, but what they tell us about ourselves.
Folklore | TP | $29.99

The One
Marrs, John
A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…
SF thriller | PBK | $19.99

Ghosts of Christmas Past (anthology)
Martin, Tim (editor)
Who knows what haunts the night at the dark point of the year? This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre. Includes stories by: Neil Gaiman, Jerome K Jerome, M R James, Jenn Ashworth, E Nesbit, Louis de Bernieres, Muriel Spark, Frank Cowper, E F Benson, Bernard Capes, L P Hartley, Robert Aickman, and Kelly Link.
Festive ghost stories | PBK | $19.99

Austral
McAuley, Paul
The great geoengineering projects have failed. The world is still warming, sea levels are still rising, and the Antarctic Peninsula is home to Earth’s newest nation, with life quickened by ecopoets spreading across valleys and fjords exposed by the retreat of the ice. Austral Morales Ferrado, a child of the last generation of ecopoets, is a husky: an edited person adapted to the unforgiving climate of the far south, feared and despised by most of its population. She’s been a convict, a corrections officer in a labour camp, and consort to a criminal, and now, out of desperation, she has committed the kidnapping of the century. But before she can collect the ransom and make a new life elsewhere, she must find a place of safety amongst the peninsula’s forests and icy plateaus, and evade a criminal gang that has its own plans for the teenage girl she’s taken hostage. This is fantastic – highly recommended.
Science fiction | TP | $32.99

Bogmail
McGinley, Patrick
A rediscovered classic of Irish literature, this darkly comic tale tells of murder and its consequences. Set in a remote village in the northwest of Ireland, Roarty, a publican and former priest, kills his lecherous bartender and buries him in a bog. When Roarty begins to receive blackmail letters, matters quickly spiral out of his control.
Gothic horror | PBK | $19.99

The Witches of New York
McKay, Ami
1880: Witches Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St Clair have opened a tea shop in Manhattan specialising in cures, palmistry and potions. When an enchanting woman called Beatrice joins the witches as an apprentice, she soon proves indispensable, but her new life is marred by strange occurrences. She sees things no one else can see. She hears voices no one else can hear. Has she been touched by magic or is she simply losing her mind? Amidst the witches’ tug of war, over how best to nurture her gifts, Beatrice disappears. But was it by choice or by force? In a time when women were corseted, confined and committed for merely speaking their minds, is anyone really safe?
Historical urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Feversong (Fever 09)
Moning, Karen Marie
This time, there’s no gain without sacrifice, no pursuit without risk, no victory without irrevocable loss. In the battle for Mac’s soul, every decision exacts a tremendous price.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.95

Under the Pendulum Sun (Fae 01)
Ng, Jeannette
Catherine Helstone’s brother, Laon, has disappeared in Arcadia, legendary land of the magical fae. Desperate for news of him, she makes the perilous journey… but, once there, she finds herself alone and isolated in the sinister house of Gethsemane. At last, there comes news: her beloved brother is riding to be reunited with her, soon – but the Queen of the Fae and her maniacal court are hard on his heels.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Have Sword, Will Travel
Nix, Garth & Williams, Sean
When Odo and Eleanor stumble upon an ancient sword in a river outside their village, something very unexpected happens… the sword starts to talk! Much to Odo’s dismay he discovers that he’s awoken a famous enchanted blade called Biter, and thus has instantly become a knight. Eleanor would love to become a knight – but she’s not the one with the sword. Unearthing Biter is only the start of their troubles; soon boy, girl and sword must depart on a noble quest to save their kingdom from threats – in both human and dragon form.
YA fantasy | PBK | $14.99

Kung Fu Hero and the Forbidden City
Olatunji, Deji (aka ComedyShortsGamer)
It was only meant to be a prank video… But now Deji (AKA ComedyShortsGamer) has unleashed the forces of evil in Beijing’s Forbidden City. Armed with nothing more than bravado and a talking dog, Deji must return a stolen dragon goblet to the tomb of the mighty Emperor before dawn, or face the end of the world! Standing in his way are gangs of triads, wild dog statues brought to life and skeleton ghosts, not to mention his startling ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. But if Deji is going to survive the night he must triumph over his greatest foe of all, his brother, KSI. Can Deji overcome years of being a slacker and become a kung fu hero to save a world? Join him on his hilarious quest to prove – to his parents – that a lifetime playing Tekken wasn’t a waste of time.
Graphic novel | HC | $35.00

The Two of Swords: Volumes One & Two
Parker, K J
No one in the vast and once glorious United Empire remains untouched by the rift between East and West, and the war has been fought for as long as anyone can remember. Some still survive who know how it was started, but no one knows how it will end. Except, perhaps, the Two of Swords. First published in serial form, the first two volumes of this epic fantasy are now available.
Epic fantasy | PBK | $22.99 each

Tortall: A Spy’s Guide
Pierce, Tamora
The secrets of Tortall are revealed… As Tortall’s spymaster, George Cooper has sensitive documents from all corners of the realm. When Alanna sends him a surprising letter, he cleans out his office and discovers letters from when King Jonathan and Queen Thayet first ascended the throne, notes on creating the Shadow Service of spies, threat-level profiles on favourite characters, Daine’s notes on immortals, as well as family papers, such as Aly’s first report as a young spy and Neal’s lessons with the Lioness. This rich guide also includes the first official timeline of Tortallan events from when it became a sovereign nation to the year Aly gives birth to triplets. Part history, part spy training manual, and entirely fascinating, this beautiful guide makes a perfect gift and is ideal for anyone who loves Alanna, King Jonathan, Queen Thayet, Kel, Neal, Aly, Thom, Daine, Numair, and the unforgettable world of Tortall!
YA fantasy | HC | $46.95

Down and Out in Purgatory: Collected Stories
Powers, Tim
Twenty pulse-pounding, mind-bending tales of science fiction, twisted metaphysics, and supernatural wonder from the two-time World Fantasy and Philip K Dick award-winning author. Wide-ranging, wonder-inducing, mind-bending – these and other tales make up the complete shorter works of a modern-day master of science fiction and fantasy.
Collection | HC | $46.95

Father Christmas’ Fake Beard (collection)
Pratchett, Terry
Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different? Turkey and carols, presents and crackers – they all start to feel a bit… samey. How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!? A collection of ten Christmas stories.
YA fantasy | HC | $65.00

The Wrong Stars
Pratt, Tim
A ragtag crew of humans and post-humans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Dæmon Voices: Essays on Storytelling
Pullman, Philip
In over 30 essays, written over 20 years, one of the world’s great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the origin and composition of Philip’s own stories, the craft of writing and the storytellers who have meant the most to Philip. The art of storytelling is everywhere present in the essays themselves, in the instantly engaging tone, the vivid imagery and striking phrases, the resonant anecdotes, the humour and learnedness. Together, they are greater than the sum of their parts: a single, sustained engagement with story and storytelling.
Reference | HC | $34.99

The Silent Companions: A Ghost Story
Purcell, Laura
Newly-married, newly-widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, The Bridge. Inside her new home lies a locked room, and beyond that door lies a two-hundred-year-old diary, and a deeply unsettling painted wooden figure – a Silent Companion – that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie, herself…
Gothic horror | TP | $24.99

A Spoonful of Magic
Radford, Irene
Daphne ‘Daffy’ Rose Wallace Deschants has an ideal suburban life – three wonderful and talented children; a coffee shop and bakery, owned and run with her best friend; a nearly perfect husband, Gabriel, or ‘G’ to his friends and family. Life could hardly be better. But G’s perfection hides dangerous secrets. When Daffy uncovers evidence of his infidelity, her perfect life seems to be in ruins. On their wedding anniversary, Daffy prepares to confront him, only to be stopped in her tracks when he foils a mugging attempt using wizard-level magic. Suddenly, Daphne is part of a world she never imagined – where her husband is not a traveling troubleshooter for a software company, but the sheriff of the International Guild of Wizards, and her brilliant children are also budding magicians. Even she herself is not just a great baker and barista – she’s actually a kitchen witch. And her discovery of her powers is only just beginning. But even the midst of her chaotic new life, another problem is brewing. G’s ex-wife, a dangerous witch, has escaped from her magical prison. Revenge-bent and blind, she needs the eyes of her son to restore her sight – the son Daffy has raised as her own since he was a year old. Now Daphne must find a way to harness her new powers and protect her family – or risk losing everything she holds dear.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The Tiger’s Daughter (Bright Ascendency 01)
Rivera, K Arsenault
The Hokkaran Empire’s border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests. Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons. The first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $23.99

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles 01) (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Rothfuss, Patrick
Kvothe – currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeeper – from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages, you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragonslayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief, and the infamous assassin. A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Speculative fiction | HC | $29.99

Harry Potter Pensieve Memory Set
Rowling, J K
Inspired by the mystical Pensieve concept from the films, this Pensive set includes: an ultra-deluxe 176-page book with Pensieve dish embedded into the cover, containing a misty liquid effect. The memory book will feature quotes from the Harry Potter films throughout; and eight-inch Dumbledore wand pen (ink tube is replaceable); two memory vials fashioned after those seen in the films; and a keepsake box with closing latch.
Harry Potter | mini-kit | $49.99

Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic
Rowling, J K & British Library
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry’s Hogwarts – packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J K Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, this is the perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan.
Harry Potter reference | PBK | $21.99

Harry Potter: A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition
Rowling, J K & British Library
The ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers, around the world, who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.
Harry Potter reference | HC | $49.99

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (illustrated edition)
Rowling, J K & Gill, Olivia Lomenech (illustrator)
Famed Magizoologist Newt Scamander’s years of adventure and exploration have yielded a work of unparalleled importance, admired by scholars, devoured by young witches and wizards, and even made available to Muggles, in the early years of this century. With this dazzling illustrated edition, readers can explore the magical fauna of five continents from the comfort of their own armchairs. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is essential reading at Hogwarts. This new edition features the fully-updated 2017 text – which includes new profiles of six magnificent beasts that inhabit North America, and a new foreword by J K Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.
Harry Potter | HC | $45.00

The Final Empire (aka Mistborn) (Mistborn 01) (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Sanderson, Brandon
A thousand years ago, evil came to the land and has ruled with an iron hand, ever since. The sun shines fitfully under clouds of ash that float down endlessly from the constant eruption of volcanoes. A dark lord rules through the aristocratic families and ordinary folk are condemned to lives in servitude, sold as goods, labouring in the ash fields. But now a troublemaker has arrived and there is rumour of revolt. A revolt that depends on criminal that no one can trust and a young girl who must master Allomancy – the magic that lies in all metals. A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Speculative fiction | HC | $29.99

The Well of Ascension (Mistborn 02) (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Sanderson, Brandon
The impossible has happened. The Lord Ruler is dead has been vanquished. But so too is Kelsier, the man who masterminded the triumph. The awesome task of rebuilding the world has been left to his protégée Vin; a one-time street urchin, now the most powerful Mistborn in the land. Worryingly for her Vin has become the focus of a new religion, a development that leaves her intensely uneasy. More worryingly still the mists have become unpredictable since the Lord Ruler died and a strange vaporous entity is stalking Vin. As the siege of Luthadel intensifies the ancient legend of the Well of Ascension offers the only glimmer of hope. But no one knows where it is or what it can do… A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Speculative fiction | HC | $29.99

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn 03) (Gollancz tenth anniversary editions)
Sanderson, Brandon
Tricked into releasing the evil spirit Ruin, while attempting to close the Well of Ascension, new emperor Elend Venture and his wife, the assassin Vin, are now hard pressed, to save the world. A classic, understated, hardcover edition to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication.
Speculative fiction | HC | $29.99

Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive 03)
Sanderson, Brandon
Unless all the nations of Roshar can put Dalinar’s blood-soaked past aside and stand together – and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past – even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not avert the end of civilisation. The long-awaited sequel to The Way of Kings: Parts One & Two and Words of Radiance: Parts One & Two (PBK, $19.99 each).
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Extinction Evolution (Extinction Cycle 04)
Sansbury Smith, Nicholas
Central Command is gone, the military is fractured, and the surviving members of Team Ghost, led by Master Sergeant Reed Beckham, have been pushed to the breaking point. Betrayed by the country they swore to defend and surrounded by enemies on all sides, Team Ghost has one mission left: protect Dr Kate Lovato and Dr Pat Ellis while they develop a weapon to defeat the Variants once and for all. But after a grisly discovery in Atlanta, Kate and Ellis realise their weapon might not be able to stop the evolution of the monsters. Joined by unexpected allies and facing a new threat none of them saw coming, the survivors are running out of time to save the human race from extinction.
Pandemic | PBK | $14.99

Otherworld
Segel, Jason & Miller, Kirsten
There are no screens. There are no controls. You don’t just see and hear it – you taste, smell, and touch it too. In this new reality, there are no laws to break or rules to obey. It’s a game so addictive you’ll never want it to end. Until you realise that you’re the one being played. The first in a new series.
YA SF thriller | TP | $19.99

Skullsworn (Unhewn Throne series)
Staveley, Brian
Pyrre Lakatur doesn’t like the description skullsworn. It doesn’t capture the beauty of her devotion to Ananshael, God of Death. And she’s not an assassin, but a priestess. Or she will be, if she can pass her final trial… A companion novel to Staveley’s Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne series, which are all available in paperback ($19.99 each).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Empire Games
Stross, Charles
Rita Douglas is plucked from her dead-end job and trained as a reluctantUS spy. All because she has the latent genetic talent to hop between alternate timelines – and infiltrate them. The United States is waging a high-tech war, targeting assassins who can move between worlds to deliver death on a mass scale. And Rita will be their secret weapon. Miriam Beckstein has her own mission, as a politician in an industrial revolution US. She must accelerate her world’s technology before their paranoid American twin finds them. It would blow them to hell. After all, they’ve done it before. Each timeline also battles internal conspiracies, as a cold war threatens to turn white hot. But which world is the aggressor – and will Rita have to choose a side? The continuation of the brilliant Merchant Princes Saga, the first two of which are collected in the omnibus Bloodline Feud ($19.99). Highly recommended!
Science fiction thriller | PBK | $19.99

Creatures of Will and Temper
Tanzer, Molly
Victorian London is a place of fluid social roles, vibrant arts culture, fin-de-siècle wonders… and dangerous underground diabolic cults. Fencer Evadne Gray cares for none of the former and knows nothing of the latter, when she’s sent to London to chaperone her younger sister Dorina, an aspiring art critic. At loose ends after Dorina becomes enamoured with their uncle’s friend, Lady Henrietta ‘Henry’ Wotton, a local aristocrat and aesthete, Evadne enrols in a fencing school. There she meets George Cantrell, the kind of experienced fencing master she’s always dreamed of studying under. But soon, George shows her something more than fancy footwork – he reveals to Evadne a secret, hidden world of devilish demons and their obedient servants. George has dedicated himself to eradicating demon and diabolist alike, and now he needs Evadne’s help. But as she learns more, Evadne begins to believe that Lady Henry might actually be a diabolist… and even worse, she suspects Dorina might have become one too. A Victorian urban fantasy featuring duellists, demons, and the dark arts, inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Gothic fantasy | TP | $33.95

Dogs of War
Tchaikovsky, Adrian
‘My name is Rex. I am a good dog.’ Rex is also seven foot tall at the shoulder, bulletproof, bristling with heavy calibre weaponry and his voice resonates with subsonics, especially designed to instil fear. With Dragon, Honey and Bees, he’s part of a Multiform Assault Pack operating in the lawless anarchy of Campeche, south-eastern Mexico. Rex is a genetically-engineered Bioform, a deadly weapon in a dirty war. He has the intelligence to carry out his orders and feedback implants to reward him when he does. All he wants to be is a Good Dog. And to do that he must do exactly what Master says and Master says he’s got to kill a lot of enemies. But who, exactly, are the enemies? What happens when Master is tried as a war criminal? What rights does the Geneva Convention grant weapons? Do Rex and his fellow Bioforms even have a right to exist? And what happens, when Rex slips his leash?
Genetic engineering | TP | $29.99

The Weight of the World (Amaranthine Spectrum 02)
Toner, Tom
The universe is in disarray. Rebellions against the immortal Amaranthine are spreading, worlds and moons have fallen, and the Emperor is missing. An ancient being has reawakened and claimed the throne. And the most important invention in the history of time itself has been stolen. And amidst this chaos, lives continue. A pair of sisters and one small child flee across a world they know nothing of. An outcast, hunted by his tormentors, is caught up in the machinations of a petty warlord. An imprisoned AI creates empires of its own in the building to which it is confined, and seeks an escape. This is the sequel to the baroque, beautifully-crafted The Promise of the Child (PBK, $22.99).
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

Beyond the Empire (Indranan War 03)
Wagers, K B
Gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place in the palace. Her sisters and parents have been murdered, and the Indranan Empire is reeling from both treasonous plots and foreign invasion. Now, on the run from enemies on all fronts, Hail prepares to fight a full-scale war for her throne and her people, even as she struggles with the immense weight of the legacy thrust upon her. With the aid of a motley crew of allies old and new, she must return home to face off with the same powerful enemies who killed her family and aim to destroy everything and everyone she loves. Untangling a legacy of lies and restoring peace to Indrana will require an empress’s wrath and a gunrunner’s justice. The action-packed conclusion to this fantastic trilogy, with the story, so far, contained in: Behind the Throne and After the Crown (PBK, $22.99 each). Recommended!
Space opera | PBK | $22.99

The Embedding
Watson, Ian
Deep in the Brazilian jungle, an isolated tribe face eviction from their ancestral lands – and the psychedelic fungus that makes their religious language possible. In a British laboratory, a brilliant linguist conducts cutting-edge experiments – but does his search for answers come at too high a cost? And in the ultimate test of linguistics, First Contact presents a challenge, unlike any humanity has faced before… Ian Watson’s brilliant debut novel was one of the most significant publications in British SF, in the 1970s. Intellectually bracing and grippingly written, it is the story of three experiments in linguistics, and is driven by a searching analysis of the nature of communication.
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99

Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington 14)
Weber, David
Sometimes things don’t work out exactly as planned. The Mesan Alignment has a plan – one it’s been working on for centuries. A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human race – its way. Until recently, things have gone pretty much as scheduled, but then the Alignment hit a minor bump in the road called the Star Empire of Manticore. So, the Alignment engineered a war between the Solarian League, the biggest and most formidable interstellar power in human history. To help push things along, the Alignment launched a devastating sneak attack which destroyed the Royal Manticoran Navy’s industrial infrastructure…
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Artemis
Weir, Andy
You grew up on the moon – of course, you have a dark side… Jazz is a small-time criminal, subsidising work as a porter on the moon with smuggling a little contraband. Planning the perfect crime in one-sixth gravity was never going to be easy, especially as there is a conspiracy at the heart of Artemis… Also available this month, is a new edition of Weir’s The Martian (PBK, $22.99).
Science fiction | TP | $32.99

Nexus (Zeroes 03)
Westerfeld, Scott, Lanagan, Margo & Biancotti, Deborah
After defeating Swarm, in a breathtaking standoff, Nate has been arrested for his murder. In prison and isolated, he can’t use his powers of influence at all. Flicker, Chizara, Kelsie and Ethan are on the run and in hiding from the FBI – who believe the Cambria Five are domestic terrorists. And Agent Phan and the FBI have a secret weapon up their sleeve – a teenager with a superpower that the Zeroes haven’t encountered, yet. Meanwhile, Sonia Sonic and her growing band of weird-hunters are tracking inexplicable events across the country – and their investigations lead them to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, where the celebrating crowds promise enormous power to anyone who can channel it. Time is running out for the Zeroes, but they must learn to trust each other again and combine their powers for good – to avert the looming disaster. Concluding the trilogy which began with Zeroes and Swarm (TP, $19.99 each).
YA fantasy | TP | $19.99

Horizon (Bone Universe 03)
Wilde, Fran
A city of living bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger abounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most – her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings – once Kirit’s brother, long before the rebellion tore them apart – is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more, to ensure not just their own survival, but that of their entire community. The finale of the series, following Updraft (PBK, $22.99) and Cloudbound (TP, $26.99).
Fantasy | HC | $39.99

The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate series) (novella)
Yang, J Y
Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realised what could be. What’s more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother’s Protectorate. A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue as a pawn in their mother’s twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond they share with their twin?
Fantasy | TP | $23.99

The Red Threads of Fortune (Tensorate series) (novella)
Yang, J Y
Fallen prophet, master of the elements, and daughter of the supreme Protector, Sanao Mokoya has abandoned the life that once bound her. Once her visions shaped the lives of citizens across the land, but no matter what tragedy Mokoya foresaw, she could never reshape the future. Broken by the loss of her young daughter, she now hunts deadly, sky-obscuring naga in the harsh outer reaches of the kingdom with packs of dinosaurs at her side, far from everything she used to love. On the trail of a massive naga that threatens the rebellious mining city of Bataanar, Mokoya meets the mysterious and alluring Rider. But all is not as it seems: the beast they both hunt harbors a secret that could ignite war throughout the Protectorate. As she is drawn into a conspiracy of magic and betrayal, Mokoya must come to terms with her extraordinary and dangerous gifts, or risk losing the little she has left to hold dear.
Fantasy | TP | $23.99

The Emerald Circus
Yolen, Jane
In Jane Yolen’s first full collection in more than ten years, discover new and uncollected tales of beloved characters, literary legends, and much more. Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations within. A collection of 16 stories, one original to this book. Two of the stories, ‘Lost Girls’ and ‘Sister Emily’s Lightship’, won Nebula Awards.
Collection | TP | $31.95

Communication Failure (Epic Failure 02)
Zieja, Joe
Captain Rogers, despite his best attempts to do otherwise, has become the acting admiral of the 331st Meridan fleet. His first task: worrying. A lot. The rival Thelicosan fleet, under the influence of bad intelligence, a forbidden romance, and a communication officer with an eardrum injury, is about to break a two-hundred-year-old nonaggression pact. They have offered a vague, easily misinterpreted message: ‘We’re invading’. Rogers isn’t sure, but he thinks that’s probably bad. War is hell, especially when you’ve forgotten how to fight one. The sequel to Mechanical Failure (TP, $29.95).
Science fiction | TP | $33.95