Science Fiction & Fantasy Catalogue: October 2019
All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in October 2019.
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October 2019 includes new books by: Leigh Bardugo, Seth Dickinson, Kevin Hearne & Delilah S Dawson, Benedict Jacka, Ann Leckie, Jessie Mihalik, Garth Nix, Tim Pratt, Philip Pullman… and many others.
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, it’s also a safe haven after she’s forced to flee her life in Paris. Quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its extravagant soirees and even its danger, she soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, and particularly the group known as La Coeur des Lions. But when a body is found in their lair, Celine is forced to battle her attraction for the group’s enigmatic leader, Sebastien Saint Germain, and suspicions about his guilt, along with her own secrets. As more bodies are discovered, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose… The first in a new series.
YA gaslamp fantasy | TP | $19.99
The Silver Wind
Martin Newland is fascinated by time. Watches and clocks are for him metaphorical time machines, a means of coming to terms with the past and voyaging into the future. But was his first timepiece a Smith, given to him on his fourteenth birthday, or the Longines he received four years later? Was it the small brass travelling clock unearthed in the run-down house for which he is to act as estate agent? And who is the maker of these time machines?
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99
A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth 01)
Xanth was the enchanted land where magic ruled – where every citizen had a special spell, only he could cast. It was a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks. For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth was no fairy tale. He alone had no magic. And unless he got some – and got some, fast! – he would be exiled. Forever. But the Good Magician Humfrey was convinced that Bink did indeed have magic. In fact, both Beauregard the genie and the magic wall chart insisted that Bink had magic. Magic as powerful as any possessed by the King, or by Good Magician Humfrey – or even by the Evil Magician Trent. Be that as it may, no one could fathom the nature of Bink’s very special magic. Bink was in despair. This was even worse than having no magic, at all… and he would still be exiled! A reissue of the very first Xanth novel.
Fantasy (reissue) | TP | $26.99
The Penguin Book of Mermaids
Dive into centuries of mermaid lore with this captivating volume that brings together tales of mermaids from around the world. Among the oldest and most popular mythical beings, mermaids – in all their alluring, mysterious glory – and other merfolk have captured the imagination since long before Ariel sold her voice to a sea witch in the beloved Disney film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’. As far back as the eighth century BC, sailors in Homer’s Odyssey stuffed wax in their ears, in order to resist the Sirens – who lured men to their watery deaths with song. More than two thousand years later, the gullible New York public lined up to witness a mummified ‘mermaid’ specimen that the enterprising showman P T Barnum swore was real. The Penguin Book of Mermaids is a treasury of such tales about merfolk and water spirits from different cultures, ranging from Scottish selkies to Hindu water-serpents to Chilean sea fairies. With incisive commentary that explores the undercurrents of these stories, it shows us how public perceptions of this popular mythical hybrid – at once a human and a fish – illuminate issues of gender, sexuality, spirituality, and ecology throughout history.
Folklore | PBK | $26.99
In the Night Wood
Failed father, failed husband, and failed scholar, Charles Hayden hopes to put his life back together with a new project: a biography of Caedmon Hollow, the long-dead author of a legendary Victorian children’s book, In the Night Wood, and forebear of his wife, Erin. Deep in mourning from the loss of their young daughter, they pack up their American lives, Erin gives up her legal practice, and the couple settles in Hollow’s remote Yorkshire mansion. Erin, paralysed by her grief, immerses herself in pills and painting images of a horned terror in the woods. In the primeval forest surrounding Caedmon Hollow’s ancestral home, an ancient power is stirring…
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99
The Divers’ Game
An unsettlingly familiar society that has renounced the concept of equality – and faces the devastating consequences of unmitigated power. The old-fashioned struggle for fairness has finally been abandoned. It was a misguided endeavour. The world is divided into two groups, pats and quads. The pats may kill the quads, as they like, and do. The quads have no recourse but to continue with their lives.
Dystopia | TP | $24.99
Alex Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. A dropout and the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved crime – the last thing she wants is to cause trouble. Not when Yale was supposed to be her fresh start. But a free ride to one of the world’s most prestigious universities was bound to come with a catch. Alex has been tasked with monitoring the mysterious activities of Yale’s secret societies… Now, there’s a dead girl on campus and Alex seems to be the only person who won’t accept the neat answer the police and campus administration have come up with for her murder… ‘Ninth House is the best fantasy novel I’ve read in years, because it’s about real people. Bardugo’s imaginative reach is brilliant, and this story, full of shocks and twists, is impossible to put down’ – Stephen King. The long-awaited adult debut by the bestselling YA fantasy author.
Dark fantasy | TP | $29.99
The Bone Ships (Tide Child trilogy 01)
Barker, R J
Two nations at war. A prize beyond compare. For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war. Then the dragons disappeared. But the battles for supremacy persisted. When the first dragon in centuries is spotted in far-off waters, both sides see a chance to shift the balance of power in their favour. Because whoever catches it will win not only glory, but the war. The first in a new series, from the author of fantastic Wounded Kingdom series.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Destroyer (World Engines)
Hundreds of years in the future, on a stagnating and almost empty Earth, a space shuttle pilot from the early days of the 21st century is awoken from the cryogenic sleep he entered after a devastating accident. As he comes to terms with this new world, he begins to realise that their history does not match what he remembers – and that only he may be able to stop the coming catastrophe destined to destroy the planet. Until he meets a young woman who seems to have a drive of her own, and a plan… A hard-SF saga set on an almost-empty Earth, currently scheduled to be destroyed in a hundred years.
Science fiction | TP | $32.99
Beckett, L X
Rubi Whiting is a member of the Bounceback Generation. The first to be raised free of the troubles of the late twenty-first century. Now, she works as a public defender to help troubled individuals with antisocial behaviour. That’s how she met Luciano Pox. Luce is a firebrand and has made a name for himself as a naysayer. But there’s more to him than being a lightning rod for controversy. Rubi has to find out why the governments of the world want to bring Luce into custody, and why Luce is hell bent on stopping the recovery of the planet.
Science fiction | HC | $39.99
The Letter, the Witch and the Ring (Lewis Barnavelt 03)
Rose Rita wishes she could go to camp like her best friend, Lewis. She’s sure that boys get to have all the fun, but instead she must stay at home and get ready to attend Junior High, where she will have to do ‘girly’ activities – something she hates! That is until Mrs Zimmermann offers her an adventure of her own – a trip to cousin Oley’s farm. Mrs Zimmermann’s cousin Oley has left her his farm, as well as a ring that he thinks is magic. But when Mrs Zimmermann and Rose Rita arrive at the deserted farm, the ring has mysteriously vanished. Strange things start to happen around them – Mrs Zimmermann becomes ill, Rose Rita keeps on seeing scary images and Mrs Zimmermann goes missing. What power does this magical ring have? Will the person who took the ring use it to do evil? And will Rose Rita be able to rescue Mrs Zimmermann from whatever evil force that has taken her? The third in the series which begins with The House With a Clock in Its Walls (PBK, $14.99).
Children’s fantasy | PBK | $14.99
The Ghost in the Mirror (Lewis Barnavelt 04)
Mrs Zimmermann is at a loss – she still hasn’t regained her powers from her last encounter with dark magic; and Uncle Jonathan and Lewis have left for the summer to travel around Europe, leaving her and Rose Rita bored and lonely at home. That is until Mrs Zimmermann keeps on seeing visions and shadows of her old magic teacher, Granny Wetherbee, who is trying to contact her from beyond the grave. Mrs Zimmermann and Rose Rita set off to Pennsylvania to solve the mystery and, in doing so, travel back in time to Granny Wetherbee – who tells them that they must save a good wizard, Grandpa Drexel, who is destined to die for a wrongdoing he didn’t commit. As they both try to change the past, evil lurks in the background – Mrs Zimmermann is struck by amnesia and they must face a local wizard with a grudge and an old score to settle. Will Mrs Zimmermann regain her memory and her powers? Will they be able to right a past wrong? Will they make it back home alive? The fourth in the series which begins with The House With a Clock in Its Walls (PBK, $14.99).
Children’s fantasy | PBK | $14.99
Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape (Timescape 02)
It’s 2002, and Charlie, in his late forties, is a bit of a sad-sack professor of history going through an unpleasant divorce. While flipping the cassette of an audiobook he gets into a car accident with a truck, and wakes up, fully aware as his adult mind, in his sixteen-year-old body in 1968. Charlie does the thing we all imagine: he takes what he remembers of the future and uses it for himself in his present, the past. He becomes a screenwriter, anticipating the careers of Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg, and then, in a 1980s’ life of excess, he dies… and wakes up again in his bedroom at sixteen in 1968. Charlie realises things he didn’t see the first time: that there are others like him, like Albert Einstein, Philip K Dick, and Robert Heinlein. In fact, there is a society of folks who loop through time to change the world for their agenda. Now, Charlie knows he has to do something other than be self-indulgent and he tries to change one of the events of 1968, in this clever thriller. A thematic sequel to Benford’s 1980 classic Timescape (PBK, $26.99).
Science fiction | TP | $33.95
Straight Outta Deadwood (anthology)
Boop, David (editor)
Things that Go Bump at High Noon! Once again, we return to the Old West with a new posse of top authors spinning tales of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. We take no prisoners, as they explore what really was, and mix in what might have been. The west that was rides again, with west that could have been, in this follow-up to Straight Outta Tombstone (PBK, $21.95)! Features stories by Charlaine Harris, Mike Resnick, D J Butler, Stephen Graham Jones, and more.
Weird Wild West | TP | $33.95
The Little Shop of Found Things (Found Things 01)
Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. When she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine, she has to know more. It is while she’s examining the chatelaine that she’s transported back to the seventeenth century, where she discovers an injustice in its history. The spirit that inhabits her new home confronts her and charges her with saving her daughter’s life, threatening to take Flora’s if she fails. While Xanthe fights to save the girl in 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. He may be the person who can help her succeed. He may also be the reason she can’t bring herself to leave. The first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $26.99
Secrets of the Chocolate House (Found Things 02)
After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough. She tells herself she must forget about her love for Samuel and leave him in the past where he belongs. With the help of her new friends, she does her best to move on, focusing instead on the success of her and her mother Flora’s antique shop. But there are still things waiting to be found, still injustices needing to be put right, still voices whispering to Xanthe from long ago – about secrets wanting to be shared. While looking for new stock for the shop, Xanthe hears the song of a copper chocolate pot. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past. This time, she’ll meet her most dangerous adversary. This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. This time she will discover her true destiny. Will that destiny allow her to return home? And will she be able to save Samuel when his own fate seems to be sealed?
Fantasy | HC | $42.99
Turning Darkness into Light
As the renowned granddaughter of Isabella Camherst, Audrey Camherst has always known she, too, would want to make her scholarly mark upon a chosen field of study. When Lord Gleinleigh recruits Audrey to decipher a series of ancient tablets holding the secrets of the ancient Draconean civilisation, she has no idea that her research will plunge her into an intricate conspiracy, one meant to incite rebellion and invoke war. Alongside dearest childhood friend and fellow archaeologist Kudshayn, she must find proof of the conspiracy before it’s too late. A standalone fantasy novel featuring the granddaughter of Lady Isabella Trent, from Marie Brennan’s award-winning and beloved Natural History of Dragons series.
Lady Trent | PBK | $17.99
The Dream Gatherer (Green Rider series) (illustrated anniversary collection)
A novella and two short stories set in the Green Rider universe, in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Britain’s first novel, Green Rider (PBK, $22.99). Now in paperback.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Interference (Semiosis duology 02)
Over two hundred years after the first colonists landed on Pax, a new set of explorers arrives from Earth – on what they claim is a temporary scientific mission. But the Earthlings misunderstand the nature of the Pax settlement and its real leader. Even as Stevland attempts to protect his human tools, a more insidious enemy than the Earthlings makes itself known. Stevland is not the apex species on Pax.
Science fiction | HC | $42.99
The Cunning Man
Butler, D J & Ritchey, Aaron Michael
Hiram Woolley is a cunning man. A cunning man is the person who is master of the lore necessary to defend you against witches, and against other evil powers. Hiram is also a widower and a beet farmer, who learned his occult lore from his Grandma Hettie. Grandma Hettie raised Hiram on her farm; she said her prayers in German, sang the Psalms to secret melodies, and knew the special properties of stones. In the 1930s, with the western United States sunk in deep depression, Hiram and his adopted son try to help the poor… Bags of groceries and carpentry won’t be enough – to truly help the poor, Hiram will have to turn to Grandma Hettie’s magic.
Historical fantasy | TP | $33.95
Honor Among Thieves (Honors 01)
Caine Rachel & Aguirre, Ann
Zara Cole has been in and out of New Detroit’s rehab facilities for treatment of her antisocial behaviour. There’s no adjusting Zara’s attitude, though. A painful past has made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in the Zone, instead of moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell. Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead, Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan – a race of sentient alien ships – to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers. Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned to, along with fellow Honor Beatriz, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time… The first in a new co-authored series.
YA science fiction | TP | $19.99
Chapman, Clay McLeod
Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot’s Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade. Publicly, she and her daughter Jessica are shunned by their upper-crust family and the Pilot’s Creek residents. Privately, desperate townspeople visit her apothecary for a cure to what ails them – until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a prominent customer. Accused of witchcraft, both mother and daughter are burned at the stake in the middle of the night. Their story will take the shape of an urban legend – as it’s told around a campfire by a man forever marked, by his boyhood encounters with Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will cast Amber Pendleton as Jessica in a ’70s horror movie, inspired by the Witch Girl of Pilot’s Creek. Amber’s experiences on that set and its meta-remake in the ’90s will ripple through pop culture, ruining her life and career, after she becomes the target of a witch hunt…
Supernatural thriller | PBK | $24.99
Imagine… Leaving your house in the middle of the night. Knowing your mother is doing her best, but she’s just as scared as you. Imagine… Starting a new school, making friends. Seeing how happy it makes your mother. Hearing a voice, calling out to you. Imagine… Following the signs, into the woods. Going missing for six days. Remembering nothing about what happened. Imagine… Something that will change everything… And having to save everyone you love. The new novel from the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Horror | TP | $32.99
A Tale of Magic (Tale of Magic 01)
Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen has always known she was destined for great things – that is, if she can survive the oppressive Southern Kingdom. Her only escape are books, but since it’s illegal for women to read in her country, she has to find creative ways of acquiring them. Working as a maid at her local library gives her the perfect excuse to be near them and allows her to sneak a few titles home when no one is looking. But one day Brystal uncovers a secret section of the library and finds a book about magic that changes her life forever. Magic is despised and outlawed throughout the world – Brystal is well aware of the severe consequences the book may bring – but her curiosity gets the best of her. By reading some of the text aloud, strange phenomena begin to occur; and Brystal discovers she is capable of magic! And the more she practices it, the harder it becomes to hide. After being caught and convicted, Brystal is saved by a mysterious woman named Madame Weatherberry. The woman takes Brystal to her Academy of Magic and teaches her to become a fairy. While Brystal studies magic and befriends the other students, Madame Weatherberry is suddenly called away on suspicious matters. When she doesn’t return, Brystal and her friends work together to find and save their instructor. Along the way, the students discover Madame Weatherberry’s true intentions for the academy are not what they seem, and they come face to face with a sinister plot that puts the fate of the world, and the fate of magic itself, in grave danger… A new series set in the Land of Stories universe, perfect for new and old fans!
YA fantasy | HC | $24.99
Quantum (Captain Chase 01)
On the eve of a top-secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research centre. A NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator, Calli knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences. As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought. A spatter of dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide – a series of disturbing clues point to Calli’s twin sister, Carme, who’s been MIA, for days. Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister’s name, Captain Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past, probing for answers to her twin’s erratic conduct. As time is running out, she realises that failure means catastrophe – not just for the space program but for the safety of the whole nation.
SF thriller | HC | $39.99
Invisible Wars: the Collected Dead Six (Dead Six series omnibus)
Correia, Larry & Kupari, Mike
An omnibus edition collecting the novels Dead Six, Swords of Exodus, Alliance of Shadows, plus three short stories and an all-new introduction from the authors. The Dead Six series is an inventive and action-packed military adventure series with a touch of conspiracy and big dollop of descriptive firepower!
Military SF | TP | $35.95
Our Child of the Stars
Molly and Gene Myers were happy, until tragedy blighted their hopes of children. During the years of darkness and despair, they each put their marriage in jeopardy; but, now, they are starting to rebuild their fragile bond. This is the year of Woodstock and the moon landings; war is raging in Vietnam and the superpowers are threatening each other with annihilation. Then the Meteor crashes into Amber Grove, devastating the small New England town – and changing their lives for ever. Molly, a nurse, caught up in the thick of the disaster, is given care of a desperately-ill patient rescued from the wreckage: a sick boy with a remarkable appearance, an orphan who needs a mother…
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99
Search Image (Web Shifter’s Library 01)
Czerneda, Julie E
Esen’s back! And the dear little blob is in trouble, again. Things began so well. She and her Human friend Paul Ragem are ready to celebrate the first anniversary of their greatest accomplishment, the All Species’ Library of Linguistics and Culture, by welcoming his family back. He hopes. Having mourned his supposed death years ago, understandably, feelings are bent. Instead, they’ve unexpected guests, starting with an old acquaintance. Paul’s father has gone missing under dire circumstances. Before he can convince Esen to help him search, a friend shows up to use the Library. A crisis on Dokeci Na is about to explode into violence. To stop it, Evan Gooseberry needs answers… The first in a new spinoff of the Web Shifters series.
Science fiction | PBK | $21.95
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eleven
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.
Year’s Best | TP | $37.99
An Encyclopedia of Tolkien:
the History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World (Canterbury Classics)
The fantasy world of J R R Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures – as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations – the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle – and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations. This work is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Tolkien | Leather | $55.00
Crownbreaker (Spellslinger 06)
de Castell, Sebastien
Kellen and Reichis are settling into their new lives as protectors of the young queen and dealing with the constantly shifting threats to her reign and to her life. For the first time in his life, Kellen feels as if he’s becoming the kind of man that his mentor Ferius had wanted him to be. Even Reichis has come to appreciate having a noble purpose – so long as no one minds him committing the occasional act of theft from the royal treasury. But what seems to be a simple card game between Kellen and an old man is soon revealed to be a deadly game of wits in which a powerful mage has trapped the queen’s spellslinger, in order to kill him. The sixth – and final – instalment of this inimitable series.
YA fantasy | TP | $19.99
Queenslayer (Spellslinger 05)
de Castell, Sebastien
Kellen and Reichis have just finished fighting a duel in the desert, when Kellen inadvertently smears blood on the Daroman flag – an act of treason for which the Marshals have no choice but to arrest him. Just before he’s put before the Queen to be executed, Kellen is given a strange piece of advice from one of his fellow prisoners: kill the Queen and he’ll be given clemency by those who take power. But when Kellen comes face to face with the eleven-year-old monarch, he realises she’s vastly smarter than he expected – and in a great deal more danger.
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99
The Monster (Masquerade 02)
To gain the power to shatter this Empire of Masks, the traitor Baru Cormorant’s had to betray everyone she loved. She’s now hunted by a mutinous admiral and haunted by the wound which has split her mind in two. But Baru is still leading her dearest foes on an expedition, to gain the secret of immortality. It’s her best and, perhaps, only chance to trigger a war – one that would consume the Masquerade. But Baru’s heart is broken, and she fears she can no longer tell justice from revenge… or her own desires from the will of the man who remade her. (Published as The Monster Baru Cormorant in the US.). The sequel to The Traitor (TP, $19.99) which had raves from customers. Recommended.
Fantasy | PBK | $18.99
Merlin Redux (Enchanter General 03)
King Henry is dead; Richard the Lionheart now rules England. The new king does not believe in magic, and is interested only in a crusade to recapture Jerusalem. But his crusade soon stalls, and while he is away, his brother, John, and his supposed ally, Philip of France, are conspiring to steal his kingdom. Richard’s mother, Queen Eleanor, sends Sir Durwin, Enchanter General of England, out to Palestine, where he must convince the sceptical king that a loyal magician can be a valuable aide. Meanwhile, King Philip has turned all of Europe into a trap for Richard. The moment the Lionheart sets foot there, he will be arrested and imprisoned for life. It is up to Durwin, aided by his old friend William Legier, to see Richard safely home again and to save the kingdom from falling into the hands of the sadistic and treacherous Prince John… The conclusion of the trilogy, following Ironfoot and Trial by Treason (TP, $33.95 each). Among the last of the novels Duncan finished before he passed away, last October.
Fantasy | TP | $33.95
Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Classical Literature (anthology)
Daisy Dunn offers a deeply researched collection of stories reflecting the eclectic richness and depth of the classical literary canon. Striking a balance between the ‘classic classic’ (such as Dryden’s translation of the Aeneid), and the less familiar or expected, Of Gods and Men ranges from the epic poetry of Homer to the histories of Arrian and Diodorus Siculus and the sprawling Theogony of Hesiod; from the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides to the biographies of Suetonius and Plutarch and the pen portraits of Theophrastus; and from the comedies of Plautus to the fictions of Petronius and Apuleius. Of Gods and Men is embellished by translations from writers as diverse as Queen Elizabeth I (Boethius), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Plato), Walter Pater (Apuleius’ Golden Ass), Lawrence of Arabia (Homer’s Odyssey), Louis MacNeice (Aeschylus’ Agamemnon), and Ted Hughes (Ovid’s Pygmalion), as well as a number of accomplished translations by Daisy, herself.
Mythology | HC | $49.99
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse (Thorne Chronicles 01)
Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium. Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world. When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmanoeuvre the Regent, and rescue the prince.
Space fantasy | HC | $52.95
Rejoice (First Contact 01)
An alien AI has been sent to the solar system as representative of three advanced species. Its mission is to save the Earth’s ecosystem – and the biggest threat to that is humanity. But we are also part of the system, so the AI must make a choice. Should it save mankind or wipe it out? Are we worth it? The AI is all powerful, and might as well be a god. So, it sets up some conditions. Violence is now impossible. Large-scale destruction of natural resources is impossible. Food and water will be provided for those who really, truly need them. You can’t even bully someone on the internet, any more. The old way of doing things is gone. But a certain thin-skinned US president, among others, is still wedded to late-stage capitalism. Can we adapt? Can we prove ourselves worthy? And are we prepared to give up free will for a world without violence? And above it all, on a hidden spaceship… one woman watches. A science fiction writer, she was abducted from the middle of the street in broad daylight. She is the only person the AI will talk to. And she must make a decision.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99
Toxic Game (Ghostwalkers 15)
On a rescue mission in the heart of the Indonesian jungle, Dr Draden Freeman and his GhostWalker team need to extract the wounded, as quickly as possible – or risk spreading a deadly virus unleashed by a terrorist cell. When Draden himself gets infected, he forces his team to leave him behind. He won’t risk exposing anyone else. He intends to find the ones responsible and go out in a blaze of glory… Shylah Cosmos’ mission is to track the virus and remain unseen. Her enhanced senses tell her that the gorgeous man eradicating the terrorists one by one is a GhostWalker – and his lethal precision takes her breath away. When he’s hit by a lucky shot, she can’t stop herself from stepping in, not knowing that by saving his life she’s exposed herself to the virus. There’s no telling how much time Draden and Shylah have left. Racing to find a cure, they quickly realise that they’ve found their perfect partner just in time to lose everything. But even as the virus threatens to consume their bodies, they’ve never felt more alive.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99
The Absinthe Earl (Faery Rehistory 01)
Fisher, Sharon Lynn
Miss Ada Quicksilver, a student of London’s Lovelace Academy for Promising Young Women, is spending her holiday in Ireland to pursue her anthropological study of fairies. She visits Dublin’s absinthe bars to investigate a supposed association between the bittersweet spirit and fairy sightings. One night, a handsome Irishman approaches her, introducing himself as Edward Donoghue. Edward takes absinthe to relieve his sleepwalking, and she is eager to hear whether he has experience with fairies. Instead, she discovers that he’s the earl of Meath, and that he will soon visit a mysterious ruin at Newgrange – on the orders of his cousin, the beautiful, half-mad Queen Isolde. On learning about Ada’s area of study, he invites her to accompany him. Ada is torn between a sensible fear of becoming entangled with the clearly troubled gentleman and her compelling desire to ease his suffering. Finally, she accepts his invitation, and they arrive in time for the winter solstice. That night, the secret of Edward’s affliction is revealed: he is, in fact, a lord in two worlds and can no longer suppress his shadow self. Little does either of them realise that their blossoming friendship – and slowly kindling passion – will lead to discoveries that wrench open a door sealed for centuries, throwing them into a war that will change Ireland forever. The first in a series.
Historical fantasy | TP | $33.95
Council of Fire (Arcane America 02)
Flint, Eric & Hunt, Walter H
The passage of Halley’s Comet in 1759 is catastrophic. The comet appears to strike the Earth, sundering the New World from the Old. A chain of mountains rises in the mid-Atlantic. No ship from the Old World arrives in America. No ship from the New World can find a passage to the Old – and most, who try, simply disappear. The comet has also unleashed magic forces, which soon spread everywhere. Slaves begin using powers derived from African witchcraft, bringing monsters from that continent into the New World. The native tribes begin doing the same. Some European settlers devise ways to couple Old World technology with sorcery. Kraken in the Atlantic, revenants in Jamaica, Dry Hands and Floating Heads in the Hudson valley, African ogres and worse set loose in the streets of New York. Magic of all kinds, emerging everywhere – most of it poorly, if at all, controlled. The powerful Iroquois Confederacy disintegrates. The Onondaga Council Fire is extinguished; the Seneca and Cayuga follow their own shaman and war leader, and the Mohawks ally with the English. For their part, the English and the French in North America, who had been on the brink of war when the Sundering came, now have to contemplate what would once have been unthinkable. They must not simply forge a military alliance against the rising dark powers but may even have to unite politically behind the young English prince Edward… now, the only person of royal blood left in the terrifying world created by the Sundering. The first in this shared-world series is Uncharted by Kevin J Anderson and Sarah A Hoyt (PBK, $21.95).
Alternate history | HC | $52.95
The Widow of Pale Harbour
Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him in Massachusetts after his wife’s death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position as a minister in the remote village of Pale Harbor. But not all is as it seems in the sleepy town. Strange, unsettling things have been happening, and the townspeople claim that only one person can be responsible: Sophronia Carver, a reclusive widow who lives with a spinster maid in the eerie Castle Carver. Sophronia must be a witch, and she almost certainly killed her husband…
Dark fantasy | TP | $29.99
The True Bastards (Lot Lands 02)
Fetching was once the only female rider in the Lot Lands. Now, she is the leader of her own hoof, a band of loyal half-orcs sworn to her command. But in the year since she took power, the True Bastards have struggled to survive. Tested to the breaking point by the burdens of leadership, Fetching battles desperately to stave off famine, desertion and the scorn of the other half-orc chieftains, even as orcs and humans alike threaten the Lots’ very existence. Then an old enemy finds a way to strike at her from beyond the grave – and, suddenly, only one faint hope for salvation remains. The sequel to The Grey Bastards (PBK, $22.99) which had customer raves.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Tolkien and the Great War: the Threshold of Middle-Earth
‘To be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than in 1939… by 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead.’ So, J R R Tolkien responded to critics who saw The Lord of the Rings as a reaction to the Second World War. Tolkien and the Great War tells for the first time the full story of how he embarked on the creation of Middle-earth in his youth, as the world around him was plunged into catastrophe. This biography reveals the horror and heroism that he experienced as a signals officer in the Battle of the Somme and introduces the circle of friends who spurred his mythology to life. It shows how, after two of these brilliant young men were killed, Tolkien pursued the dream they had all shared by launching his epic of good and evil. John Garth argues that the foundation of tragic experience in the First World War is the key to Middle-earth’s enduring power. Tolkien used his mythic imagination not to escape from reality, but to reflect and transform the cataclysm of his generation. While his contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment, he kept enchantment alive, reshaping an entire literary tradition into a form that resonates to this day. This is the first substantially new biography of Tolkien since 1977, meticulously researched and distilled from his personal wartime papers and a multitude of other sources.
Biography | PBK | $24.99
The Monster of Elendhaven
The city of Elendhaven sulks on the edge of the ocean. Wracked by plague, abandoned by the South, stripped of industry and left to die. But not everything dies so easily. A thing without a name stalks the city, a thing shaped like a man, with a dark heart and long pale fingers yearning to wrap around throats. A monster who cannot die. His frail master sends him out on errands, twisting him with magic, crafting a plan too cruel to name, while the monster’s heart grows fonder and colder and more cunning. These monsters of Elendhaven will have their revenge on everyone who wronged the city, even if they have to burn the world to do it. ‘A black tide of perversity, violence, and lush writing. I loved it.’ – Joe Hill.
Horror | HC | $24.99
Ivy and her sisters have a secret: their reclusive Great-Aunt is actually Adela Martin, inspired author of the fantasy classic, Ivory Apples. Generations of obsessive fans have searched for Adela, poring over her letters, sharing their theories online, and gathering at book conventions. It is just a matter of time, before one fan gets too close. So, when the seemingly-perfect Kate Burden appears at the local park, Ivy knows that something isn’t right. Kate has charmed the entire family, but she is suspiciously curious about Ivory Apples…
Urban fantasy | TP | $31.95
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl (Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club 03)
Life’s always an adventure for the Athena Club… especially when one of their own has been kidnapped! After their thrilling European escapades, rescuing Lucina van Helsing… Mary Jekyll and her friends return home – to discover that their friend and kitchen maid Alice has vanished – and so has Mary’s employer Sherlock Holmes! As they race to find Alice and bring her home safely, they discover that Alice and Sherlock’s kidnapping are only one small part of a plot that threatens Queen Victoria, and the very future of the British Empire. Can Mary, Diana, Beatrice, Catherine, and Justine save their friends – and save England? Find out in the final instalment of the Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series. Follows The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (PBK, $24.99) and European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (PBK, $22.99).
Historical fantasy | HC | $39.99
The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library 01)
Hackwith, A J
Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing – a neutral space in Hell where all the stories, unfinished by their authors, reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organising books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materialising as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto. But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong…
Fantasy | TP | $33.95
The Stainless Steel Rat
Enter the shady but hugely entertaining world of James Bolivar ‘Slippery Jim’ diGriz – better known to the galaxy at large, as the Stainless Steel Rat. In the vastness of space, the crimes just get bigger and Slippery Jim diGriz, the Stainless Steel Rat, is the biggest criminal of them all. He can con humans, aliens and any number of robots time after time. Jim is so slippery that all the intergalactic cops can do is make him one of their own.
Golden Age Masterworks | PBK | $19.99
The Princess Beard (Tales of Pell 03)
Hearne, Kevin & Dawson, Delilah S
Once upon a time, a princess slept in a magical tower cloaked in thorns and roses. When she woke, she found no Prince Charming, only a surfeit of hair and grotesquely long fingernails – which was, honestly, better than some creep who acted without consent. She cut off her long braids and used them to escape. But she kept the beard because it made a great disguise. This is not a story about finding true love’s kiss – it’s a story about finding yourself. On a pirate ship. Where you belong. But these are no ordinary pirates, aboard The Puffy Peach, serving under Filthy Lucre, the one-eyed parrot pirate captain. First there’s Vic, a swole and misogynistic centaur on a mission to expunge himself of the magic that causes him to conjure tea and dainty cupcakes in response to stress. Then there’s Tempest, who’s determined to become the first dryad lawyer – preferably before she takes her ultimate form as a man-eating tree. They’re joined by Alobartalus, an awkward and unelfly elf who longs to meet his hero, the Sn’archivist who is said to take dictation directly from the gods of Pell. Throw in some mystery meat and a dastardly capitalist plot, and you’ve got one Pell of an adventure on the high seas! A new tale of Pell, following Kill the Farm Boy (TP, $33.95) and No Country for Old Gnomes (HC, $52.95). Great fun!
Satirical fantasy | HC | $52.95
The End of the World (graphic novel)
In his first and only book to date, written and drawn entirely on post-it notes, he uses deceptively simple, charming characters to bring to life a post-apocalyptic earth. This picaresque traipse through the end times is a visually striking work that includes a chase by mutants, a macabre human display in a modern art museum, and a hoped-for visit from the Easter Eel. This is the perfect book for anyone who knows the apocalypse is imminent, and wants to laugh at it.
Post-apocalyptic | HC | $59.99
As they fight their way across a dying land, Shay and Cass will do anything to keep their daughter, Hope, alive. The family faces unimaginable dangers as they try to stay together, and stay alive, long enough to reach safety. But when the heart of a dragon starts to beat in Hope’s chest, they fear they’ll lose her to a battle they can’t possibly help her win… ‘Like a vintage China Miéville, but with all the violent narrative thriller crime of Ian Fleming at his edgiest.’ – Richard Morgan.
Post-apocalyptic fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Full Throttle (collection)
Eleven short stories, building on the success of Hill’s novels. Some new, some previously published… all terrifying. Includes ‘Full Throttle’ and ‘In the Tall Grass’ – both collaborations with Stephen King, and both being filmed at the time of writing.
Horror | TP | $32.99
Duchamp Versus Einstein (novella)
Hinz, Christopher & Ilfeld, Etan
An alien time-traveller ensnared in Earth’s 20th century plots her escape by changing humanity’s fate, and not for the better. But her strange encounters with Marcel Duchamp and Albert Einstein take an unexpected turn when she realises she’s pregnant.
Science fiction | PBK | $10.99
Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy 01) (illustrated edition)
Twenty-five years ago, Robin Hobb’s first novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening, friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Thus began a beloved saga spanning multiple series, full of adventure, magic, and sinister plots. To celebrate a quarter century of wonder, this special edition of Assassin’s Apprentice presents a modern classic as it’s never been seen before: with eleven beautiful full-colour illustrations by Magali Villeneuve.
Fantasy (reissue) | HC | $65.00
Fallen (Alex Verus 10)
Once, Alex Verus was a diviner trying to live quietly under the radar. Now, he’s a member of the Light Council who’s found success, friends… and love. But it’s come with a price – the Council is investigating him, and if they find out the truth, he’ll lose everything. Meanwhile, Alex’s old master, Richard Drakh, is waging a war against the Council, and he’s preparing a move that will bring Alex and the life mage, Anne, under his control. Caught between Richard and the Council, Alex’s time is running out. To protect those he cares for, Alex will have to become something different. Something darker… The first in this great urban fantasy series is Fated (PBK, $19.99).
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.99
A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror
Jacobs, John Hornor
Collecting the novella, The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky, and an all-new short novel, My Heart Struck Sorrow. Breathtaking and haunting, A Lush and Seething Hell is a terrifying and exhilarating journey into the darkness, an odyssey into the deepest reaches of ourselves that compels us to confront secrets best left hidden.
Horror | TP | $24.99
The Grip of It
Julie and James are a young couple haunted by their new home. The move – prompted by James’ penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check – is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But the house, which sits between lake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple… The architecture becomes unrecognisable, decaying before their eyes. Stains contract and expand, mapping themselves onto Julie’s body in the form of bruises; mould taints the water that James pours from the sink. As the couple search for the source of their mutual torment, they become mired in the history of their peculiar neighbours, and the mysterious previous residents of the house.
Horror | PBK | $19.99
After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting President Xi Jinping’s China Dream of national rejuvenation. But just as he is about to present his plan for a microchip that will be implanted into the brain of every citizen to replace all painful recollections with a collective dream of national supremacy, his sanity begins to unravel. Plagued by flashbacks of the Cultural Revolution, his nightmare visions from the past threaten to destroy his dream of a glorious future.
Dystopia | PBK | $19.99
Warrior of the Altaii
Draw near and listen, or else time is at an end. The watering holes of the Plain are drying up, the fearsome fanghorn grow more numerous, and bad omens abound. Wulfgar, a leader of the Altaii people, must contend with twin queens, warlords, prophets and magic, in hopes of protecting his people and securing their future. Elspeth, a visitor from another world, holds the answers, but first Wulfgar must learn to ask the right questions. But what if the knowledge that saves the Altaii will also destroy them? Robert Jordan’s never-before-published, first novel.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99
The Twisted Ones
When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother’s house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be? Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is packed to the gills with useless garbage. That would be horrors enough, but there’s more. Mouse stumbles across her step-grandfather’s journal, which at first seems to be the ravings of a broken mind. Until she encounters some of the terrifying things he described herself. Alone in the woods with her dog, Mouse has to confront a series of impossible terrors – because sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real, and they’re looking for you. And if she doesn’t face them head on, she might not survive to tell the tale…
Horror | TP | $31.95
When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. And only Diaz knows how to stop it. He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards – one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror, again… before it’s too late… ‘When the real apocalypse arrives, may it be even half as funny as this’ – Linwood Barclay.
SF thriller | TP | $29.99
Steel Crow Saga
Tala lost her family to the empress’ army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’ crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic… and her own flesh and blood. Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought down his kingdom, he must depend on Tala to bring him home safe. But it was his army who murdered her family. Now, Tala will be his redemption – or his downfall… The first in a series. This has had some great customer feedback.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99
The Bartered Brides (Elemental Masters 13)
The threat of Moriarty is gone – but so is Sherlock Holmes. Even as they mourn the loss of their colleague, psychic Nan Killian, medium Sarah Lyon-White, and Elemental Masters John and Mary Watson must be vigilant – for members of Moriarty’s network are still at large. And their troubles are far from over: in a matter of weeks, two headless bodies of young brides wash up in major waterways. A couple who fears for their own recently-wedded daughter hires the group to investigate, but with each new body, the mystery only deepens. The more bodies emerge, the more the gang suspects that there is dangerous magic at work, and that Moriarty’s associates are somehow involved. But as they race against the clock to uncover the killer, it will take all their talents, Magic, and Psychic Powers – and, perhaps, some help from a dearly-departed friend – to bring the murderer to justice.
Gaslamp fantasy | PBK | $21.95
The Waters and the Wild (Bedlam Bards 11)
Lackey, Mercedes & Edghill, Rosemary
Deeply depressed Olivia, whose parents are divorcing, is ripe for manipulation. And swimming star Blake is looking for someone just like her. Although her friend tries to warn her, Olivia falls for his ploys and accepts an invitation to go to the Adirondack resort camp of Lake Endor with him and his family. But all is not as it seems at the hundred-year-old resort. Not only does Olivia discover that Blake is not the guy she thought he was, there is something sinister afoot at the lake. There is something lying beneath the waters of Lake Endor. Something not of this world. Will Olivia be drawn under or will she allow true friends to draw her from the lure of oblivion?
Fantasy | HC | $52.95
The Tiled House (Collins Chillers)
le Fanu, J S
The very best of le Fanu’s supernatural fiction, including such classics as: ‘Schalken the Painter’, ‘Squire Toby’s Will’, ‘Mr Justice Harbottle’, ‘The Familiar’, ‘Green Tea’, ‘Madam Crowl’s Ghost’, and ‘The Murdered Cousin’, introduced by genre expert Michael Cox.
Horror classics | PBK | $19.99
Le Guin, Ursula K
‘There was a wall. It did not look important – even a child could climb it. But the idea was real. Like all walls it was ambiguous, two faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon which side of it you were on…’ Shevek is brilliant scientist who is attempting to find a new theory of time – but there are those who are jealous of his work, and will do anything to block him. So, he leaves his homeland, hoping to find a place of more liberty and tolerance. Initially feted, Shevek soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game. With powerful themes of freedom, society, and the natural world’s influence on competition and co-operation, The Dispossessed is a true classic of the 20th century.
SF Masterworks | PBK | $22.99
The Raven Tower
Listen. A god is speaking. My voice echoes through the stone of your master’s castle. This castle where he finds his uncle on his father’s throne. You want to help him. You cannot. You are the only one who can hear me. You will change the world. A unique, first fantasy novel from the multi-award-winning Ann Leckie. Recommended!
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
The Hobbit Sketchbook
Since The Hobbit was first published in 1937, generations of readers have fallen under its spell. That magic was reignited sixty years later, when Alan Lee was commissioned to produce a special illustrated edition, and his delicate pencil drawings and beautiful watercolour paintings have become for many the definitive vision of J R R Tolkien’s Middle-earth. In this sumptuous, large-format hardback Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created these images, which would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien’s own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations and earn Alan a coveted Academy Award. The Hobbit Sketchbook is filled with more than 100 of his sketches and early conceptual pieces that reveal how the project progressed from idea to finished art. It also contains a wealth of brand-new full-colour paintings and sketches drawn specially for this book, which unlock the secrets of how Alan creates his own magic and provide a fascinating insight into the imagination of the man who breathed new life into Tolkien’s vision.
Tolkien | HC | $39.99
Conflict of Honors (Liaden Universe 06)
Lee, Sharon & Miller, Steve
When Priscilla Delacroix y Mendoza was sixteen years old, she was declared dead by the High Priestess of the Goddess, and by her mother. Banished to survive on her own, Priscilla has roamed the galaxy for ten years, as an outcast – to become a woman of extraordinary skill… An experienced officer assigned to the Liaden vessel Daxflan, she’s been abandoned, yet again. Betrayed by her captain and shipmates, she’s left to fend for herself on a distant planet. But Priscilla is not alone. Starship captain Shan yos’Galan is about to join Priscilla’s crusade for revenge. He has his own score to settle with Daxflan. But confronting the sinister crew will be far easier – and safer – than confronting the demons of Priscilla’s own mysterious past. A reissue of one of the earlier Liaden novels – this one happens to be Leanne’s particular favourite!
Space opera (reissue) | PBK | $21.95
Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Adventures of Arabella Ashby 02)
Levine, David D
Arabella’s wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honourable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain. To do this, she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of the Touchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus… before the dread French general, Joseph Fouché, the Executioner of Lyon. Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy – if they can’t discover a way to stop Fouché, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor’s mandate. A sequel to Arabella’s first adventure, Arabella of Mars (PBK, $21.95).
Steampunk | PBK | $21.95
Things We Say in the Dark (collection)
Some things can’t be spoken about in the light of day. But we can visit our fears at night, in the dark. We can turn them over and weigh them in our hands and maybe that will protect us from them. But maybe not. The characters in this collection find their aspirations for happy homes, happy families and happy memories dissected and imbued with shimmering menace. Alone in a remote house in Iceland a woman is unnerved by her isolation; another can only find respite from the clinging ghost that follows her by submerging herself in an overgrown pool. Couples wrestle with a lack of connection to their children; a schoolgirl becomes obsessed with the female anatomical models in a museum; and a cheery account of child’s day out is undercut by chilling footnotes. These dark tales explore women’s fears with electrifying honesty and invention and speak to one another about female bodies, domestic claustrophobia, desire and violence. From a talented writer who has been compared to Angela Carter, Things We Say in the Dark is a powerful contemporary collection of feminist stories, ranging from vicious fairy tales to disturbing horror and tender ghost stories.
Horror/ghost stories | HC | $29.99
The Complete Tales of H P Lovecraft (Knickerbocker Classics)
Lovecraft, H P
A must-have classic that every Lovecraft fan and collector will love. Another excellent edition in the Knickerbocker Classics series, The Complete Fiction of H P Lovecraft collects the author’s novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft’s trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes that have influenced some of today’s writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Complete and unabridged, this elegantly-designed hardcover edition contains a comprehensive introduction providing the reader with enlightening information on the author’s life and works.
Cthulhuiana | HC | $35.00
The New Annotated H P Lovecraft: Beyond Arkham
Lovecraft, H P
In 2014, The New Annotated H P Lovecraft was published to widespread acclaim – vaunted as a ‘treasure trove’ (Joyce Carol Oates) for Lovecraft aficionados and general readers, alike. Hailed by Harlan Ellison as an ‘Olympian landmark of modern gothic literature’, the volume included twenty-two of Lovecraft’s original stories. Now, in this final volume, bestselling author Leslie S Klinger reanimates twenty-five additional stories, the balance of Lovecraft’s significant fiction, including ‘Rats in the Wall’, a post-World War I story about the terrors of the past, and the newly contextualised ‘The Horror at Red Hook’, which recently has been adapted by bestselling novelist Victor LaValle. In following Lovecraft’s own literary trajectory, readers can witness his evolution from Rhode Island critic to prescient literary genius whose titanic influence would only be appreciated decades after his death. Including hundreds of eye-opening annotations and dozens of rare images, Beyond Arkham finally provides the complete picture of Lovecraft’s unparalleled achievements in fiction.
Cthulhuiana | HC | $62.95
Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils (Cthulhu Casebooks 03)
It is the autumn of 1910, and for fifteen long years Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson have battled R’lluhloig, the Hidden Mind that was once Professor James Moriarty. Europe is creeping inexorably towards war, and a more cosmic conflict is nearing its zenith, as in a single night all the most eminent members of the Diogenes Club die horribly, seemingly by their own hands. Holmes suspects it is the handiwork of a German spy working for R’lluhloig, but his search for vengeance costs an old friend his life. The companions retreat to Holmes’ farm on the Sussex Downs, and it is not long before a client comes calling. Three young women have disappeared from the nearby town of Newford, and the locals have no doubt who is responsible. For legend has it that strange amphibious creatures dwell in a city on the seabed, coming ashore every few centuries to take fresh captives. As Holmes and Watson seek out the terrifying interlopers, the scene is set for the final battle that will bring them face to face with the Sussex Sea-Devils, and perhaps with Cthulhu, himself…
Cthulhuiana | PBK | $19.99
Wildcard (Warcross 02)
Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to – Hideo Tanaka. His plan: to wipe out all crime on Earth by ending the free will of its citizens. Emika is determined to put a stop to him, but she soon finds out that someone’s put a bounty on her head, and her sole chance for survival lies with the ruthless Zero. But his protection comes at a price. Caught in a web of betrayal, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves? The sequel to Warcross (PBK, $17.99).
YA science fiction | PBK | $17.99
The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons 01)
What if you weren’t the hero? Kihrin grew up on tales of long-lost princes and grand quests – despite being raised in a brothel, making money as a musician and street thief. One day, he overreaches by targeting an absent noble’s mansion, hunting for jewels. There he witnesses a prince performing a terrifying dark-magic ritual. Kihrin flees but he’s marked by a demon and his life will never be the same again. That night also leads to him being claimed as a lost son of that prince’s royal house. But far from living the dream, Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new family’s power plays and ambitions. The first in a series.
Fantasy | PBK | $18.99
What if our legends are older than we think? All the Stone Age has left behind are rocks and bones; all other materials have rotted away, leaving no trace. But what if ‘cave men’ never existed, and the Stone Age was a time of great sophistication, still preserved in our oldest stories? In a brilliant and dangerous brain-hacking experiment, Harv Leonel and Tara Mukherjee are about to discover entire lifetimes of human memory coded in our genes, and reveal ancient legends – from knights and trolls, to flood myths, to the birth of humanity itself – that are as real as they are deadly. Before disaster erased the coastlines and river valleys of the Antediluvian age – before the Flood – men and women struggled and yearned and innovated in a world of savage contrasts into which Harv and Tara are thrust, unprepared. Will their science be enough to save them?
Science fiction | HC | $52.95
Bloodlust and Bonnets (graphic novel)
The year is 1820, and bored young debutante Lucy knows there must be more to life than embroidery and engagements – no matter how eligible the bachelor might be. Some bachelors, she has discovered, are less ‘eligible’ than they are ‘bloodthirsty’, however… literally. It turns out that there are a lot of vampires in late-Regency England, and Lucy has an eye for spotting them and the desire to rid the world of them. It’s not long before Lady Violet Travesty, leader of a mysterious vampire cult, spots Lucy’s talents and offers her a place amongst her vampire acolytes. Unfortunately, Lady Violent is most horribly slain by the famous Lord Byron, before Lucy can accept. Lucy, instead, joins Lord Byron and his enormous, psychic eagle Napoleon in their ongoing fight against evils such as bloodsucking ghouls and bad taste. Before long they’re joined by the mysterious Sham, an androgynous bounty hunter, who catches Lucy’s eye. The trio lie, flirt, fight, and manipulate each other as they make their way across Britain, disrupting society balls, slaying vampires, and making every effort not to betray their feelings to each other as their personal and romantic lives become increasingly entangled.
Historical fantasy | TP | $29.99
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye 01)
Celebrating ten years of the Hugo-nominated and bestselling October Daye urban fantasy series comes a new hardcover anniversary edition of the book that started it all, with a new bonus novella. The world of Faerie never disappeared; it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie’s survival – but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Outsiders from birth, these half-human, half-fae children spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October ‘Toby’ Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a ‘normal’ life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas… The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening’s dying curse, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery… before the curse catches up with her. This edition features an all-new October Daye novella, Strangers in Court. Toby knew what she was doing when she threw her lot in with Devin, but when the time comes to get out, she has a little less of a clue. In order to win her freedom, she must do something to impress the local nobility – and the collapse of the Queen’s knowe would seem to be exactly the opportunity she’s been waiting for – to prove herself! Set well before the events of Rosemary and Rue, this is a rare look at Toby’s past as a changeling street rat, before she discovered her destiny as a Hero of the Realm.
Urban fantasy (reissue) | HC | $52.95
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019
Machado, Carmen Maria (editor) & Adams, John Joseph (series editor)
This omnivorous selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and World Fantasy Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado is a display of the most boundary-pushing, genre-blurring, stylistically singular science fiction and fantasy stories published in the last year. By sending us to alternate universes and chronicling ordinary magic, introducing us to mythical beasts and talking animals, and engaging with a wide spectrum of emotion from tenderness to fear, each of these stories challenge the way we see our place in the cosmos. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 represents a wide range of the most accomplished voices working in science fiction and fantasy, in fiction, today – each story dazzles with ambition, striking prose, and the promise of the other, and the unencountered.
Year’s Best | TP | $33.95
Aurora Blazing (Consortium Rebellion 02)
When her family’s House is mysteriously attacked, Bianca’s oldest brother – the heir to House von Hasenberg – disappears. Fearful for her brother’s life, the headstrong Bianca defies her father and leaves Earth to save him. Ian Bishop, the director of House von Hasenberg security – and Bianca’s first love – is ordered to find and retrieve the rebellious woman. Ian is the last man Bianca wants to see. To evade capture, she leads him on a merry chase across the universe. But when their paths finally collide, she knows she must persuade him to help her… The sequel to Polaris Rising (TP, $29.99) which has been hugely popular with our customers!
Space opera | TP | $29.99
After the Flood
It’s 2031, and the world has been utterly transformed. After years of rising floodwaters, all that’s left is an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. Civilisation, as it once was, is gone. Myra and her young daughter, Pearl, survive by fishing from their small boat, visiting small hamlets and towns on dry land to trade for supplies and information. The sole purpose of Myra’s existence is to protect Pearl; while mourning the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was kidnapped during the last terrifying storm surge. For eight years, Myra has searched for the girl that she knows, in her bones and her heart, still lives…
Dystopia | TP | $32.99
Moon Flights (collection)
Over the past two decades, few authors have garnered the critical acclaim and fan following of Elizabeth Moon. Gathering together fifteen tales of fantasy, alternative history, and science fiction, Moon Flights is the definitive Elizabeth Moon short story collection; representing the highlights of an impressive career. Former marine Elizabeth Moon’s storytelling mastery and eye for painstaking detail is evidenced in each of the tales contained herein. When honour, politics, and personal relationships clash against backdrops of explosive battles and larger-than-life action, the result is the breathtaking and astounding fiction found in Moon Flights.
Short fiction collection (reissue) | TP | $29.99
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files 01)
Dr Rose Franklyn discovered the giant metal hand by accident. Now she must find out where it came from, who made it and what it is for. Unfortunately, her task is complicated by: the military, who are paranoid and desperate for answers; foreign agents urgently trying to get their hands on what she knows; the obstacles the hand’s mysterious makers put in her path; but most puzzling of all is the identity of the curious, nameless interrogator, piecing together a story that might just take us to the stars…
Science fiction (reissue) | PBK | $19.99
Daikaiju (Anno Dracula 1999)
Vampire princess Christina Light is throwing a New Year’s Eve party in Daikaiju Plaza – a building in the shape of a giant mechanical dragon – in Tokyo, attended by world leaders of technology, finance and culture. But the party is crashed by less-enlightened souls. The distinguished guests are held hostage by yakuza assassins and Transylvanian mercenaries. And vampire schoolgirl, Nezumi – sword-wielding agent of the Diogenes Club – finds herself alone, pitted against the world’s deadliest creatures. Thrown out of the party, she must fight her way back up through a building that seems designed to destroy her, in a thousand ways. Can Nezumi survive past midnight?
Horror | PBK | $19.99
The icon-maker and angel-summoner Liliath, long believed dead, has woken from her century-long sleep to pick up the threads of a plan that has already destroyed one kingdom and may yet destroy another. To succeed, Liliath must bring together Agnez the musketeer, Simeon the doctor, Dorotea the mage, and Henri, one of the Cardinal’s clerks, and take them into utmost danger… Set in an alternative seventeenth century, where angels can be summoned (and controlled), by those with a talent for magic…
YA fantasy | TP | $24.99
Wonderland: an Anthology of Works Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
O’Regan, Marie & Kane, Paul
Join Alice, as she is thrown into the whirlwind of Wonderland… Within these pages you’ll find myriad approaches to Alice, from horror to historical, taking us from the nightmarish reaches of the imagination to tales that will shock, surprise and tug on the heart strings. So, it’s time now to go down the rabbit hole, or through the looking-glass, or… But, no, wait. By picking up this book and starting to read it, you’re already there, can’t you see? Brand-new works from the best in fantastical fiction: M R Carey; Mark Chadbourn; Genevieve Cogman; Jonathan Green; Alison Littlewood; James Lovegrove; L L McKinney; George Mann; Juliet Marillier; Laura Mauro; Cat Rambo; Lilith Saintcrow; Cavan Scott; Robert Shearman; Angela Slatter; Catriona Ward; Jane Yolen; and Rio Youers.
Fantasy/horror anthology | PBK | $19.99
I Go Quiet
The exquisite story of an introverted girl, struggling to find her place in a noisy world. Through the power of books, creativity, and imagination, she begins to see possibilities for herself beyond the present, to a future where her voice will finally be heard. ‘Astonishingly beautiful’ – Neil Gaiman.
Picture book | HC | $24.99
The Mythic Dream (anthology)
Parisien, Dominik & Wolfe, Navah (editors)
Madeleine L’Engle once said, ‘When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.’ The Mythic Dream gathers together eighteen stories that reclaim the myths that shaped our collective past, and use them to explore our present and future. From Hades and Persephone to Kali, from Loki to Inanna, this anthology explores retellings of myths across cultures and civilisations. Featuring writers such as: Seanan McGuire, Naomi Novik, Rebecca Roanhorse, J Y Yang, Alyssa Wong, Indrapramit Das, Carlos Hernandez, Sarah Gailey, Ann Leckie, John Chu, Urusla Vernon, Carmen Maria Machado, Stephen Graham Jones, Arkady Martine, Amal El-Mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, and more.
Myth & legend | TP | $26.99
Whispers of Shadow and Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles 02)
The Mantle that separates the kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar is about to fall. Darvyn ol-Tahlyro may be the most powerful Earthsinger in generations, but guilt over those he couldn’t save tortures him daily. He isn’t sure he can trust the mysterious young woman who claims to need his help; but when he discovers Kyara can unlock the secrets of his past, he can’t stay away… The sequel to Song of Blood and Stone (TP, $26.99).
Fantasy | TP | $26.99
Widely thought of as the best book Terry Pratchett ever wrote, this is a story of a Nation, a story of a friendship, a story of growing up and the truths we must learn. It is epic in every sense… Prepare for the world to be turned upside down… For Mau, halfway between boy and man, it happens when a great wave destroys his entire village. For Daphne, it’s when the same wave crashes her ship into the island that was once Mau’s home. Everything they once had is now so far away, lost to distance and time. But when Daphne stops trying to shoot Mau (she did apologise for it), and instead uses a salvaged invitation card to invite him to tea, they discover a new home can be theirs. And then people start arriving on the island – some very good, some very bad. And it’s soon clear that Daphne and Mau must fight for their Nation. Then a discovery is made that will change the entire world forever…
YA fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $14.99
The Forbidden Stars (Axiom 03)
Aliens known as the Liars gave humanity access to the stars through twenty-nine wormholes. They didn’t mention that other aliens, the ancient, tyrannical – but thankfully sleeping – Axiom occupied all the other systems. When the twenty-ninth fell silent, humanity chalked it up to radical separatists and moved on. But now, on board the White Raven, Captain Callie and her crew of Axiom-hunters receive word that the twenty-ninth colony may have met a very different fate. With their bridge generator they skip past the wormhole, and discover another Axiom project, fully awake, and poised to pour through the wormhole gate into all the worlds of humanity… The third in the hugely-popular series, following The Wrong Stars and The Dreaming Stars (PBK, $19.99 each). Recommended.
Space opera | PBK | $19.99
The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust 02)
Lyra – now, twenty years old – and her daemon Pantalaimon, are forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed. Pulled along on his own journey, too, is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right. The sequel to La Belle Sauvage (PBK, $16.99).
YA fantasy | TP | $32.99
Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft’s family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home. Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse – to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past… The brilliantly-creepy new novel from the author of The Silent Companions (PBK, $19.99).
Horror | TP | $29.99
Give the Dark My Love
Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy – with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen. Until she meets Greggori ‘Grey’ Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra; who, he notices, is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the north, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s lives – and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens – on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague. Grey and Nedra grow close, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners – and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99
Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love 02)
Lunar Island is trying to heal. The necromantic plague that ravaged the land has been eradicated, and Emperor Auguste, the young and charming leader of the Allyrian Empire, has a plan: rid the island of necromancy, once and for all. Though, Greggori ‘Grey’ Astor wants what’s best for his people, he knows that allying himself with Auguste threatens the one person he loves most: necromancer Nedra Brysstain. Feeling like he already failed to save Nedra once, Grey becomes determined to help the Emperor rebuild Lunar Island; while still keeping Nedra safe from harm. Back at the quarantine hospital, Nedra’s army of revenants are growing increasingly inhuman by the day. Wracked with guilt for imprisoning their souls, Nedra vows to discover a way to free the dead while still keeping her sister by her side. But still reeling from the trauma of the plague, the people of Lunar Island are looking for someone to blame, and Grey can only protect Nedra, for so long. And when Nedra and Grey are thrust into a battle with an even more terrifying adversary, Nedra will be pushed to the darkest depths of her necromantic powers. But can Grey let her go that far?
YA fantasy | PBK | $21.99
The Tyrant’s Tomb (Trials of Apollo 04)
The former God Apollo is having a pretty rough time of it. Well, for one thing, he’s called Lester. But being an awkward mortal teenager is the least of his worries. Though, he and his friends (some of them) have emerged from the Burning Maze, they still have a triumvirate to defeat, oracles to rescue, and prophecies to decipher, so that the world may be saved, and Lester can become Apollo, once again. But, right now, Caligula is sailing to San Francisco to deal with Camp Jupiter personally, and they have to get their first. Or risk its destruction…
YA fantasy | TP | $22.99
Nine from the Nine Worlds (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard collection)
How well do you know the nine Norse realms? Do you get all those heims mixed up? Well, this collection of rollicking short stories – each set in a different world and told by a different character from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series – will help straighten you out. And even if it doesn’t, you’ll enjoy reading about how Alex saves Amir’s pants, Samirah plucks a giant’s harp, Mallory teaches a dragon how to throw down insults, and much more. Just watch out for Thor, who is running through the whole thing and raising quite a stink…
YA fantasy | PBK | $14.99
The Warrior Moon (Bright Ascendancy 03)
Rivera, K Arsenault
Barsalayaa Shefali, famed Qorin adventurer, and the spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, have survived fights with demon armies, garnered infamy, and ruled an empire. Raised together since birth, then forced into exile after their wedding, and reunited amidst a poisonous invasion – these bold warrior women have faced monumental adventures and catastrophic battles. As they come closest to fulfilling the prophecy of generations – Shefali and Shizuka will face their greatest test, yet. Follows The Tiger’s Daughter (PBK, $26.99) and The Phoenix Empress (PBK, $24.99).
Fantasy | TP | $29.99
Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of the One 02)
Thirteen years ago, a catastrophic pandemic known as The Doom killed billions. For those left behind, it is a chance to build a new world. But The Doom was no ordinary virus. In some survivors, it awoke strange powers – to heal, to harm, even to predict the future. Fallon Swift has no memories of the old world – but she is destined to shape this new one. Growing up with her three brothers on a quiet farm, she has been protected from danger by her mother and stepfather. Now, she must leave them, and learn to fight. Because Fallon is not only a powerful ‘Uncanny’ – she also has a pivotal role to play in the bloody battles ahead. A war between good and evil is brewing, and Fallon – young, tough, headstrong – must be ready. The sequel to Year One (PBK, $19.99).
Post-apocalyptic | PBK | $19.99
The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future (collection)
Within this masterful collection, no world is like the other. Full of friendship and revenge, each story and setting is more strange and wonderful than the last, brimming with new technologies and beings. And, yet, in these futuristic lands, the people must still confront deeply human emotions and dilemmas. Veronica Roth reaches into the unknown and immerses readers into six short stories that feel startlingly familiar and profoundly beautiful. With two new stories from the Carve the Mark universe, this collection has something for everyone.
YA science fiction | TP | $24.99
Rosalyn Devar is on the run from her famous family, the bioengineering job she’s come to hate, and her messed-up life. She’s run all the way to outer space, where she’s taken a position as a ‘space janitor’, cleaning up ill-fated research expeditions. But no matter how far she goes, Rosalyn can’t escape herself. After too many mistakes on the job, she’s given one last chance: take care of salvaging the Brigantine, a research vessel that has gone dark, with all crew aboard thought dead. But the Brigantine’s crew are very much alive – if not entirely human. Now, Rosalyn is trapped on board, alone with a crew infected by a mysterious parasitic alien. The captain, Edison Aries, seems to still maintain some control over himself and the crew, but he won’t be able to keep fighting much longer. Rosalyn and Edison must find a way to stop the parasite’s onslaught… or it may take over the entire human race.
Science fiction | TP | $33.95
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (illustrated edition)
Rowling, J K & Kay, Jim (illustrator)
This new fully-illustrated edition brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters to life – including Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour, and Victor Krum. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, finds himself competing in the legendary Triwizard Tournament and facing death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards… With the original text – complete and unabridged – this gorgeous edition features foiled jacket, head and tail bands, a ribbon marker, and illustrated endpapers.
Harry Potter | HC | $65.00
Star Destroyers (anthology)
Ruocchio, Christopher & Daniel, Tony
Boomers. Ships of the Line. Star Destroyers. The bigger the ship, the better the bang. From the dawn of history onward, commanding the most powerful ship around has been a dream of admirals, sultans, emperors, kings, generalissimos, and sea captains everywhere. For what the intimidation factor alone doesn’t achieve, a massive barrage from super-weapons probably will. Big, bold, and edge-of-your-seat space opera and military science fiction from David Drake, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Michael Z Williamson, Steve White, Robert Buettner, Susan R Matthews, Dave Bara, and many more!
SF anthology | PBK | $21.95
Boundless (Drizzt 02)
Salvatore, R A
When Zaknafein finally perished, he was content knowing he left behind a legacy – as substantial as his son, Drizzt. Except… someone isn’t ready for Zaknafein to be dead. And, now, he’s back, hundreds of years later, in a world he doesn’t recognise. His son’s companions are not the prideful – and bigoted – males the drow warrior was accustomed to in his previous life. Drizzt’s circle includes dwarves, elves… and, perhaps, worst of all, a human wife. The follow-up to Timeless (PBK, $17.99).
Fantasy | TP | $32.99
Spensa’s world has been under attack for hundreds of years. Pilots have become the heroes of what’s left of the human race. Spensa has always dreamed of being one of them; of soaring above Earth and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father’s – a pilot who was killed years ago, when he abruptly deserted his team… placing Spensa’s chances of attending flight school somewhere between slim and none… The first in a new series.
Space fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Immortal Born (Argeneau Family 30)
A simple promise to protect her friend’s infant son has turned Allie Chambers’ existence upside down. Caring for – and feeding – an orphaned vampire baby has been tricky enough. But as little Liam grows, so does his appetite. He needs more blood than she can personally supply. And when her attempts to steal from a blood bank go awry, Allie wakes up surrounded by doctors, cops… and the gorgeous, mesmerising Magnus, who she can neither trust nor resist. Magnus never expected to find his life mate breaking into a blood bank. Clearly, Allie is already entwined with his world – in deeper, more dangerous ways than she realises. A band of vicious rogue immortals is in pursuit, and Magnus’ first task is to keep her safe. His second: to awaken her to mind-blowing pleasure, and hope she’ll accept the life, and the passion, that only he can offer.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic 01) (collector’s edition)
Schwab, V E
Kell is one of the last Antari – magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons. There is Red London, where life and magic are revered, Grey London, without magic and ruled by mad King George III, and White London, a city slowly being drained through magical war, down to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London… but no one speaks of that now. Officially, Kell acts as an ambassador and messenger between the Londons, in service of the Maresh Empire. Unofficially, he’s also a smuggler, a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences – as proved when he stumbles into a setup with a forbidden token from Black London. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cutpurse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive… A stunning collector’s edition of the acclaimed novel. With an exclusive metallic ink cover, this edition will feature: end papers of London; fan art; a glossary of Arnesian and Antari terms; an interview between author and editor; and original (never before seen!) tales from within the Shades of Magic world.
Fantasy | HC | $39.99
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic 02) (collector’s edition)
Schwab, V E
It has been four months, since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession and he met Delilah Bard. Four months, since the Dane twins of White London fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body back into Black London. Now, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila. And as Red London prepares for the Element Games – an international competition of magic – a certain pirate ship draws closer. But another London is coming back to life. The balance of magic is perilous, and for one city to flourish, another must fall… A stunning collector’s edition of the acclaimed novel. With an exclusive metallic ink cover, this edition will feature: end papers of London; fan art; a glossary of Arnesian and Antari terms; an interview between author and editor; and original (never before seen!) tales from within the Shades of Magic world.
Fantasy | HC | $39.99
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic 03) (collector’s edition)
Schwab, V E
The precarious equilibrium among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery and the Night Spire crew are attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible, as an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown and a fallen hero is desperate to save a decaying world… A stunning collector’s edition of the acclaimed novel. With an exclusive metallic ink cover, this edition will feature: end papers of London; fan art; a glossary of Arnesian and Antari terms; an interview between author and editor; and original (never before seen!) tales from within the Shades of Magic world.
Fantasy | HC | $39.99
Uprooted from Bath by his father’s failures, Gideon Belman finds himself stranded on Ormeshadow farm, an ancient land of chalk and ash and shadow. His uncle’s land crests the Orme – a buried, sleeping dragon that dreams resentment, jealousy, estrangement, death. Or so the folklore says. Growing up in a house that hates him, Gideon finds his only comforts in the land. Gideon will live or die by the Orme, as all his family has. A 176pp Tor.com novella.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99
Frost and Flame (Gods of War 02)
Bane of Adwaeweth is the most feared immortal warrior in All War history. Possessed by a bloodthirsty beast, he will stop at nothing to win. Then he meets irresistible Nola Lee. He hates the power she wields over him, but she alone can rain vengeance upon his wife’s killer. Unaware of her destiny to rule as queen of beasts, Nola battles illness, addiction and vulnerability. With Bane, however, she experiences pleasure for the first time, and only wants more. But being with him comes with a terrible price. With enemies lurking around every corner, Bane and Nola must fight to survive. But time is running out, and neither can resist the sizzling attraction blazing between them. Will their romance save the beast and his beauty, or destroy everything they’ve come to love? Follows Shadow and Ice (PBK, $19.99).
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99
Archangel’s War (Guild Hunter 12)
The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed… far beyond the prophecy of a cursed Ancient. At the same time, violent and eerie events around the world threaten to wipe out entire populations. And in the Archangel Lijuan’s former territory, an unnatural fog weaves through the land, leaving only a bone-chilling silence in its wake. Soon, it becomes clear that even the archangels are not immune to this deadly evil. This time, even the combined power of the Cadre may not be enough… This war could end them all.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99
The Vine Witch
Smith, Luanne G
For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger. Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naïvely favours science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity; along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley. The first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $27.99
Daughter of Lies and Ruin (Witches of Blackbone 02)
Elodie hasn’t been learning witchcraft for long, but she knows enough to be worried, and the fact that her mentor Aleida wants to pack up and leave, in short order, isn’t helping to settle her nerves. Elodie just hopes to get everyone out of this mess unharmed, but it’s looking more unlikely with every passing hour… The sequel to A Curse of Ash and Embers (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | TP | $29.99
The Sky-Blue Wolves (Change 15)
Stirling, S M
Two generations after the Change, Crown Princess Órlaith struggles to preserve the hard-won peace her father brought to Montival – the former western North America. But the Change opened many doors, and through them Powers strong and strange and terrible came, to walk once more among humankind. With her fire-forged friend and ally, Japanese Empress Reiko, Órlaith must take up her sword to stop the spread of the mad malignancy behind the Yellow Raja, who has imprisoned her brother, Prince John. And from the emerging superpower of Mongolia, the Sky-Blue Wolves of the High Steppe ride, once more, beneath the banner of Genghis Khan – the thunder of their hooves resounding across a world in turmoil.
Alternate history | PBK | $22.95
Stoker, Dacre & Barker, J D
It is 1868, and a 22-year-old Bram Stoker has locked himself inside an abbey’s tower to face off against a vile and ungodly beast. His fervent prayer is that he will survive this one night – a night that will prove to be the longest of his life. Desperate to leave a record of what he has witnessed, the young man scribbles out the events that brought him to this point – and tells an extraordinary tale of childhood illness, a mysterious nanny, and stories once thought to be fables – now, proven true. Revealing not only the true origins of Dracula, himself, but also of his creator, Bram Stoker… and of the elusive, enigmatic woman, who connects them.
Gothic suspense | PBK | $19.99
For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for ten-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother. Three decades later, loss returns – her husband killed in a car accident. And, so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain – to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It’s there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief. But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown – and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return.
Horror | TP | $35.95
Captain Eva Innocente and the crew of La Sirena Negra cruise the galaxy delivering small cargo for even smaller profits. When her sister Mari is kidnapped by The Fridge, a shadowy syndicate that holds people hostage in cryostasis, Eva must undergo a series of unpleasant, dangerous missions to pay the ransom. But Eva may lose her mind before she can raise the money. The ship’s hold is full of psychic cats; an amorous fish-faced emperor wants her dead, after she rejects his advances; and her sweet engineer is giving her a pesky case of feelings…
Space opera | TP | $27.99
The Savior (Black Dagger Brotherhood 17)
Ward, J R
In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled – but Murhder’s insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female, he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption. Dr Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fiancé. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture. As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers… or resume his lonely existence forevermore?
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99
The Lost Stone of SkyCity
Sunaya’s peaceful village life is turned upside down when a simple mountain mission turns into a death-defying quest for survival. Winter treks to summer pastures, mythical Ice-People that are scarily real, avalanches, ice falls, power plays, mysterious magic and surprising friendships – it seems not everything in life is set in stone…
YA fantasy | PBK | $16.99
Uncompromising Honor (Honor Harrington 14)
The Mandarins have finally killed too many of the people Honor Harrington loves. Hers is the voice of caution and compromise no longer, and the galaxy is about to see something it has never imagined. The Salamander is coming for the Solarian League, and Hell is coming in her wake.
Space opera | PBK | $22.95
A Bond Undone (Legends of the Condor Heroes 02)
Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching up with him… The sequel to A Hero Born (PBK, $22.99).
Chinese mythic fantasy | PBK | $22.99
The Girl the Sea Gave Back
For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse. For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again – a home.
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99