March 2024 science fiction & fantasy catalogue

Mar2024 sf&f new releases

 

2054 (2034 02)
Ackerman, Elliot & Stavridis, James
The year is 2054. It is 20 years after the nuclear war between the United States and China that brought down the old American political order. The new American Dream Party has emerged in the US and held power for over a decade. Many fear the president will stop at nothing to remain in the White House. Suddenly, he collapses in the middle of an address to the nation. After a flurry of misinformation, the administration reluctantly announces his death. A cover up ensues, conspiracy theories spread like wildfire and the country descends into civil war. A handful of elite actors from the worlds of computer science, intelligence and business have a fairly good idea what happened. All signs point to a profound breakthrough in AI, of which the remote assassination of an American president is hardly the most game-changing ramification. The trail leads to an outpost in the Amazon rainforest: the last-known whereabouts of the tech visionary who predicted this breakthrough. As some of the world’s great powers – old and new, state and non-state, alike – struggle to outmanoeuvre one another in this new Great Game of scientific discovery, the outcome becomes entangled with the fate of democracy, itself. Combining a deep understanding of AI, biotech, and the possibility of a coming singularity, along with their signature geopolitical sophistication, Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis – the acclaimed authors of the runaway bestseller 2034 (PBK, $22.99) – have, once again, written a visionary work. 2054 is a novel that reads like a thriller, even as it demands that we consider the trajectory of our society and its potentially calamitous destination.
Alternate history | TP | $34.99

Wraithbound (Spiritbinder Saga 01)
Akers, Tim
Since he was a boy, Rae Kelthannis has dreamed of being a stormbinder like his father, with an air elemental stitched into the fabric of his soul and the winds of heaven at his command. Those dreams died when his father, through no fault of his own, fell into disgrace and was banned by the justicars of the Iron Council. The family fled to the edge of the Ordered World, to live in fear in the shadow of encroaching Chaos. When Rae defies his father’s orders and attempts to stitch an air elemental to his soul, he instead binds himself to a mysterious wraith. That’s when things get complicated, and the world starts to fall apart around him. Literally. The first in a new series.
Fantasy | PBK | $26.95

The Bitter Crown (Eidyn Saga 02)
Anderson, Justin Lee
The fog of war is lifted and the conspiracy at the heart of Eidyn finally exposed. Now, they know the truth, Aranok and his allies must find a way to free a country that doesn’t know it’s held captive. But with divided loyalties and his closest friendship shaken, can their alliance hold against overwhelming odds? The quest to retake the country begins here. Filled with swashbuckling action and expansive world building, this is the gripping sequel to The Lost War (PBK, $24.99), perfect for fans of Nicholas Eames and R J Barker.
Epic fantasy | PBK | $24.99

The Warm Hands of Ghosts
Arden, Katherine
World War One, and as shells fall in Flanders, a Canadian nurse searches for her brother, believed dead in the trenches; despite eerie signs that suggest otherwise – in this gripping and powerful historical novel from the bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale (PBK, $22.99).
January 1918. Laura Iven has been discharged from her duties as a nurse and sent back to Halifax, Canada, leaving behind a brother still fighting in the trenches of the First World War. Now home, she receives word of Freddie’s death in action, along with his uniform – but something doesn’t quite make sense. Determined to find out more, Laura returns to Belgium, as a volunteer at a private hospital. Soon after arriving, she hears whispers about ghosts moving among those still living and a strange innkeeper whose wine gives soldiers the gift of oblivion. Could this have happened to Freddie – but, if so, where is he?
November 1917. Freddie Iven awakens after an explosion to find himself trapped under an overturned pillbox with an enemy soldier, a German, each of them badly wounded. Against all odds, the two men form a bond, and succeed in clawing their way out. But, once in No Man’s Land, where can either of them turn where they won’t be shot as enemy soldiers or deserters? As the killing continues, they meet a man – a fiddler – who seems to have the power to make the hellscape that surrounds them disappear. But, at what price?
A novel of breathtaking scope and drama, of compulsive readability, of stunning historical research lightly worn, and of brilliantly drawn characters who will make you laugh and break your heart in a single line, The Warm Hands of Ghosts is a book that will speak to readers directly about the trauma of war and the power of those involved to love, endure and transcend it. ‘A spectacular tour de force… I love this book so much and want everyone to read it!’ – Naomi Novik.
Historical fantasy | TP | $34.99

Fate Breaker (Realm Breaker 03)
Aveyard, Victoria
A strange darkness is growing in the Ward. A man who would burn kingdoms to the ground is raising an army unlike any seen before, bent on uprooting the foundations of the world. And only Corayne – a pirate’s daughter and the last of an ancient lineage – can stop him. Alongside an unlikely group of reluctant allies, Corayne finds herself on a desperate journey to complete an impossible task, with untold magic singing in her blood and the fate of the world on her shoulders. The final instalment in the bestselling Realm Breaker trilogy; it begins with Realm Breaker (PBK, $19.99).
YA fantasy | PBK | $24.99

Against a Dark Background
Banks, Iain M
Lady Sharrow was once the fearless leader of a combat team, in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the vicinity of the planet Golter. Now, she is hunted by the Huhsz – a religious cult hell bent on assassinating her – and her only hope of escape is to find the last of the apocalyptically powerful Lazy Guns, before the Huhsz track her down. Her journey through the exotic Golterian system is a destructive and savage odyssey into her past, and that of her family and of the system, itself.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

The Algebraist
Banks, Iain M
It is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars; but Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilisation. In the meantime, they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism, hoarding data without order, hunting their own young and fighting pointless formal wars. Abruptly seconded to a military-religious order he’s barely heard of – part of the baroque hierarchy of the Mercatoria, the latest galactic hegemony – Fassin Taak has to travel again amongst the Dwellers. He is in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years. But with each day that passes a war draws closer – a war that threatens to overwhelm everything and everyone he’s ever known.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Feersum Endjinn
Banks, Iain M
Count Sessine is about to die for the very last time… Chief Scientist Gadfium is about to receive the mysterious message she has been awaiting from the Plain of Sliding Stones… Bascule the Teller, in search of an ant, is about to enter the chaos of the crypt… This is the time of the encroachment and everything is about to change. Although the dimming sun still shines on the vast, towering walls of Serehfa Fastness, the end is close at hand. The King knows it, his closest advisers know it, and the crypt knows it too; so, an emissary has been sent – an emissary who holds the key to all their futures.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Consider Phlebas (Culture 01)
Banks, Iain M
War rages across the galaxy. Billions have died, billions more are doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, face cold-blooded, brutal destruction. The Idirans fight for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles are at stake. There can be no surrender. Within this cosmic conflict, a crucial battle of wits is waged. Deep within a fabled labyrinth, on a Planet of the Dead forbidden to mortals, lies a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans desperately seek it. It is the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, to actually find it – and with it their own destruction.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

The Player of Games (Culture 02)
Banks, Iain M
The Culture – a utopian human-machine symbiotic society – has thrown up many expert Game Players, and one of the greatest is Jernau Morat Gurgeh. He is Master of every board, computer, and strategy – he is The Player of Games. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the cruel and incredibly wealthy Empire of Azad to try their infamous game… a game so complex, so like life, itself – that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh plays the game, and faces the challenge of his life – and very possibly his death.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Use of Weapons (Culture 03)
Banks, Iain M
The man known as Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances’ foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks or military action. Though the woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and aided his stratospheric rise, she did not know him as well as she thought. The drone Skaffen-Amtiskaw thought it knew both of these people. It had once saved the woman’s life by massacring her attackers, and it believed the man to be a burnt-out wreck – but not even its superlative machine intelligence could see the horrors in his past.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

The State of the Art (Culture 04)
Banks, Iain M
The State of the Art is the only collection of Iain M Banks’ short fiction and includes the acclaimed Culture novella of the same name. From science fiction to horror, dark fantasy to twisted comedy, all eight stories bear the indefinable stamp of Banks’ staggering talent.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Excession (Culture 05)
Banks, Iain M
Two and a half millennia ago in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe, the artefact appeared. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared. Now, it is back. Diplomat Genar-Hofoen of Special Circumstances is sent to investigate but, side tracked by an old flame and the spoiled-brat operative Ulver Seich, and faced with the systematic depravities of a race who call themselves the Affront, it’s anyone’s guess whether he’ll succeed…
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Inversions (Culture 06)
Banks, Iain M
In the winter palace, the King’s new physician has more enemies than she realises. But then she also has more defences than even her most hardened adversaries could imagine. In another palace, far across the mountains, sits the regicidal Protector General. His chief bodyguard also has enemies to worry about, with the threat of treachery and assassination never far away. And beneath the surface of these feudal courts – behind the spies, murders, politics and intrigues – lies an entirely different kind of threat, an entity that nobody would ever suspect.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Look to Windward (Culture 07)
Banks, Iain M
It was one of the less glorious incidents of a long-ago war. It led to atrocities on an extraordinary scale. To the destruction of two suns, and the billions of lives they supported. Now, 800 years later, the light from the first of those doomed stars has reached the Culture Orbital, Masaq’, bathing its 50 billion inhabitants in the rays of their society’s ancient mistake. Amongst them is Major Quilan, sent on a mission so secret that not even he knows what it is, and determined to exact his revenge against the Culture, at any cost.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Matter (Culture 08)
Banks, Iain M
The intricate structure of a Shellworld – an artificial planet of spheres within spheres – is matched only by the machinations of its inhabitants. On the eighth sphere of Sursamen, a man witnesses the murder of his father and flees, searching for the one – maybe two – people who could clear his name. For his brother, this means a life lived under constant threat of treachery, while for their sister, Djan Seriy Anaplian, it means returning to a place she’d thought abandoned forever. Anaplian is not who she once was. She has become an agent of the Culture’s Special Circumstances section, charged with high-level interference in civilisations throughout the greater galaxy. Concealing her new identity – and her particular set of abilities – might be a dangerous strategy. In the world to which she returns, nothing is quite as it seems; and determining the appropriate level of interference in someone else’s war is never a simple matter.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Surface Detail (Culture 09)
Banks, Iain M
The ‘War in Heaven’, a simulated war game, rages between civilisations. Its virtual battles have been fought for decades, and the victors will decide the fate of the digital Hells – torturous artificial afterlives with horrors beyond imagination. In the Sichultian Enablement, Y’breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. As the virtual war threatens to spill into the Real, Y’breq is willing to risk everything for her freedom – but she’ll need the Culture, and its help comes at a price. The Culture is going to war with death, itself.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

Hydrogen Sonata (Culture 10)
Banks, Iain M
The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, the End Days for the Gzilt civilisation. An ancient people, organised on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture, 10,000 years earlier. Now, they’ve made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilisations: they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost in finitely more rich and complex existence. But, amid preparations, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Vyr Cossont, a former soldier for the Gzilt, appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted – dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete a final mission; she must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over 9,000 years old, who might just hold the key to understanding what happened… The final days of the Gzilt civilisation may prove its most perilous.
Space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from the modern master of science fiction, Iain M Banks. ‘Banks is a phenomenon’ – William Gibson. A stunning new edition.
Science fiction (new edition) | PBK | $24.99

The Poisons We Drink
Baptiste, Bethany
In a country divided between humans and witchers, Venus Stoneheart hustles as a brewer, making illegal love potions, to support her family. Love potions is a dangerous business. Brewing has painful, debilitating side effects, and getting caught means death or a prison sentence. But what Venus is most afraid of is the dark, sentient magic within her. Then an enemy’s iron bullet kills her mother, Venus’ life implodes. Keeping her reckless little sister Janus safe is, now, her responsibility. When the powerful Grand Witcher, the ruthless head of her coven, offers Venus the chance to punish her mother’s killer, she has to pay a steep price for revenge. The cost? Brew poisonous potions to enslave DC’s most influential politicians. As Venus crawls deeper into the corrupt underbelly of her city, the line between magic and power blurs, and it’s hard to tell who to trust… Herself, included. The Poisons We Drink is a potent debut about a world where love potions are weaponised against hate and prejudice, sisterhood is unbreakable, and self-love is life and death.
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Queen’s Price (Black Jewels 12)
Bishop, Anne
The Queen’s price is to stand against what you know is wrong. To stand and fight, no matter the cost to your court or to yourself. Especially to yourself.
Zoey, a young Queen-in-training at SaDiablo Hall, is wounded… and vulnerable to taunts and criticism. When an opportunity arises to befriend a stranger seeking sanctuary at the Hall, she puts herself and others in danger by ignoring Daemonar Yaslana’s warning to back off. Meanwhile, the witch Jillian’s family prepares for her Virgin Night, the rite of passage that assures a woman will retain her power and her Jewels. The trouble is Jillian secretly went through the ceremony already. Now, she has to explain the omission of that detail to her powerful and lethal family. And the High Lord of Hell’s daughter, Saetien, travels to Scelt to find out about Jaenelle Angelline’s sister – and, perhaps, to discover truths about herself. With some guidance from Witch, these three young women will learn when to yield because it is right – and when to take a stand, even if they must pay the Queen’s price.
This is the local import of The Queen’s Price from its Australian distributors; available at a slightly lower price than the direct, US import.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Lady in Glass and Other Stories (collection)
Bishop, Anne
Here, together for the first time, the shorter works of bestselling fantasy author Anne Bishop are included in one dazzling volume. A master of bringing fantasy worlds to life, this collection showcases Bishop’s impressive range, from rarities of her earliest writing to the Realms of the Blood, from darker fairy-tale retellings to the Landscapes of Ephemera, and from standalone stories of space exploration and fantastical creatures to the contemporary fantasy terrain of the World of the Others. Includes previously published and unpublished tales, as well as two brand-new stories, written especially for this collection: ‘Friends and Corpses’, a murder mystery in which the corpse has some decidedly unusual qualities, and ‘Home for the Howlidays’, a heart-warming return to the Blood Prophet Meg Corbyn and the shapeshifting Simon Wolfgard from The Others. A magical collection of stories, new and old, spanning all of Anne Bishop’s most beloved fantasy worlds.
Fantasy | HC | $62.95

The Stolen Heir (Elfhame duology 01)
Black, Holly
Eight years have passed since the Battle of the Serpent. But in the icy north, Lady Nore of the Court of Teeth has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel. There, she is using an ancient relic to create monsters of stick and snow who will do her bidding and exact her revenge. Suren, child queen of the Court of Teeth, and the one person with power over her mother, Lady Nore, fled to the human world. There, she lives feral in the woods. Lonely, and still haunted by the merciless torments she endured in the Court of Teeth, she bides her time by releasing mortals from foolish bargains. She believes herself forgotten until the storm hag, Bogdana chases her through the night streets. Suren is saved by none other than Prince Oak, heir to Elfhame, to whom she was once promised in marriage and who she has resented for years. Now 17, Oak is charming, beautiful, and manipulative. He’s on a mission that will lead him into the north, and he wants Suren’s help. But if she agrees, it will mean guarding her heart against the boy she once knew and a prince she cannot trust, as well as confronting all the horrors she thought she left behind. The first in a new duology, now in paperback.
YA fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Prisoner’s Throne (Elfhame duology 02)
Black, Holly
An imprisoned prince. A vengeful queen. And a battle that will determine the future of Elfhame.
Prince Oak is paying for his betrayal. Imprisoned in the icy north and bound to the will of a monstrous new queen, he must rely on charm and calculation to survive. With High King Cardan and High Queen Jude ready to use any means necessary to retrieve their stolen heir, should Oak attempt to regain the trust of the girl he’s always loved, or remain loyal to Elfhame and hand over the means to end her reign – even if it means ending Wren, too… With war looming and treachery lurking in every corner, neither Oak’s guile nor his wit will be enough to keep everyone he loves alive. He will have some terrible choices to make. The highly-anticipated conclusion to the duology, following The Stolen Heir (PBK, $22.99).
YA fantasy | TP | $29.99

Octavia E Butler: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Butler, Octavia
Octavia E Butler’s work broke innumerable barriers and helped open the field of science fiction to writers and readers it had never had before. As the first Black writer to win the coveted Nebula and Hugo Awards, her courage and vision left a peerless legacy for fans, not just of science fiction, but of American literature. In this collection of 10 interviews, three of them never published, Butler speaks with candour and openness about her work, her imaginative mission, and the barriers she faced as a Black woman working in a genre dominated by white men. The book features an original introduction by science fiction legend Samuel R Delany, in which he discusses his personal relationship with Butler, providing unparalleled insight into her work and life.
Biography | TP | $34.99

Soul Jar (31 fantastical tales by disabled authors, anthology)
Carl, Annie (editor)
Too often, science fiction and fantasy stories erase – or cure – characters with disabilities. Soul Jar, edited by author and bookstore owner Annie Carl, features 31 stories by disabled authors, imagining such wonders as a shapeshifter on a first date, skin that sprouts orchid buds, and a cereal-box demon. An insulin pump diverts an undead mob. An autistic teen sets out to discover the local cranberry bog’s sinister secret. A pizza delivery on Mars goes wrong. This thrillingly peculiar collection sparkles with humour, heart, and insight, all within the context of disability representation.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

The Long Run (Interstellar Medic 01)
Chiles, Patrick
Being a paramedic is a tough job; it’s tougher when you stumble onto a crashed alien spacecraft. Melanie Mooney thought she was just doing her job when she came upon an unusual accident in the deep woods late one night. Acting alone, what she found was nothing like she’d expected. What followed was even more unexpected. Recruited by emissaries of a galaxy-spanning civilisation, Melanie is thrust into a world she thought only existed in supermarket tabloids. As the first human in the Galactic Union Medical Corps, she cares for extraterrestrials in desperate need of a medic who can ignore the fact that they’re nothing like any patient she’s ever seen, even on their best days. And in emergency medicine, it’s a given that every patient is having the worst day of their life. Each run takes her deeper into the galaxy and farther from home, navigating alien cultures that only get weirder with each call. It will take all of Melanie’s experience, instinct, and grit to prove herself – and the rest of humanity – to be worthy of the Union. That’s a lot to put on a woman, who’d just like to end the day with a cheeseburger, and a cold beer.
Science fiction | TP | $39.95

The Crimson Moth (Crimson Moth duology 01)
Ciccarelli, Kristen
On the night Rune’s life changed forever, blood ran in the streets. Now, in the aftermath of a devastating revolution, witches have been diminished from powerful rulers to outcasts ruthlessly hunted due to their waning magic, and Rune must hide what she is. Spending her days pretending to be nothing more than a vapid young socialite, Rune spends her nights as the Crimson Moth, a witch vigilante who rescues her kind from being purged. When a rescue goes wrong, she decides to throw the witch hunters off her scent and gain the intel she desperately needs by courting the handsome Gideon Sharpe – a notorious and unforgiving witch hunter loyal to the revolution – who she can’t help but find herself falling for. Gideon loathes the decadence and superficiality Rune represents, but when he learns the Crimson Moth has been using Rune’s merchant ships to smuggle renegade witches out of the republic, he inserts himself into her social circles by pretending to court her right back. He soon realises that beneath her beauty and shallow façade, is someone fiercely intelligent and tender who feels like his perfect match. Except, what if she’s the very villain he’s been hunting? The thrilling start to a duology, where the only thing more treacherous, than being a witch… is falling in love.
YA romantasy | TP | $29.99

Scarlet (Scarlet Revolution 01)
Cogman, Genevieve
Revolutionary France is no place to be, especially for aristocrat vampires facing the guillotine. But the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel are determined to rescue them. And they have an ace up their sleeve: Eleanor, a lowly maid from an English estate with a striking resemblance to French royalty. For Eleanor, the League and their legendary deeds are little more than rumour – until she’s drawn into their most dangerous plot yet. The mission? Travel to France in disguise, impersonate Queen Marie Antoinette, and rescue the royal family. If they succeed, it’ll be the heist of the century. But there’s more to fear than ardent Revolutionaries. For Eleanor stumbles across a centuries-old war, between vampires and their fiercest enemy. And they’re out for blood… The first in a new series, from the author of the Invisible Library series.
Historical paranormal | PBK | $22.99

The Land of Lost Things (Book of Lost Things 02)
Connolly, John
Twice upon a time – for that is how some stories should continue… Phoebe, an eight-year-old girl, lies comatose following a car accident. She is a body without a spirit, a stolen child. Ceres, her mother, can only sit by her bedside and read aloud to her the fairy stories she loves in the hope they might summon her back to this world. But it is hard to keep faith, so very hard… Now, an old house on the hospital grounds, a property connected to a book written by a vanished author, is calling to Ceres. Something wants her to enter, and to journey – to a land coloured by the memories of Ceres’ childhood, and the folklore beloved of her father, to a land of witches and dryads, giants and mandrakes; to a land where old enemies are watching, and waiting. To the Land of Lost Things. A sequel to The Book of Lost Things (PBK, $24.99), originally published in 2007.
Fantasy | PBK | $24.99

The Encanto’s Daughter (Encanto’s Daughter 01 duology)
de la Cruz, Melissa
MJ Rodriguez has spent her life hiding in the human world and guarding a heavy secret: She is half-encanto, a fairy from a hidden realm, and as the only child of King Vivencio, she’s also next in line for the throne. Now, upon her father’s sudden death, MJ must take her place as the king’s rightful heir. In wondrous Biringan, the road to the throne is paved with thorns. MJ has to navigate a backstabbing council that objects to a half-human ruler. And when an ancient curse starts wiping out creatures across the land, she must find and stop the sorceress behind this merciless magic. To succeed, MJ forges an unlikely alliance with the dashing Sir Lucas of the feared Sigbin Court, and soon, she starts falling deeply for the mysterious knight. But with peril looming over the kingdom, the princess must decide if she can open her heart to love – and prove she can carry the weight of the crown. A young woman claims the throne of a realm inspired by Filipino mythology in this YA romantic fantasy, the first in an enchanting new duet.
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Penny Bloods: Gothic Tales of Dangerous Women (British Library Hardback Classics)
Dittmer, Nicole C (editor)
In the mid-1800s, the inexpensive publications known as penny bloods were all the rage in Britain. Spinning tales of high Gothic drama, violence and monstrosity, this literary phenomenon was significant for its depictions of dangerous and transgressive women which inspired such milestone Gothic works, as Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla. Collecting 10 tales from classic – and truly obscure – penny publications and featuring newly edited text and insights from Dr Dittmer’s research, this new volume revives a company of witches, femme fatales, vampire mistresses, and deadly criminals to enthral a new generation of readers.
Horror | HC | $55.00

The Lost Cause
Doctorow, Cory
It’s 30 years from now. We’re making progress, mitigating climate change, slowly but surely. But what about all the angry old people who can’t let go? For young Americans, a generation from now, climate change isn’t controversial. It’s just an overwhelming fact of life. And so are the great efforts to contain and mitigate it. Entire cities are being moved inland from the rising seas. Vast clean-energy projects are springing up everywhere. Disaster relief, the mitigation of floods and superstorms, has become a skill for which tens of millions of people are trained every year. The effort is global. It employs everyone who wants to work. Even when national politics oscillates back to right-wing leaders, the momentum is too great; these vast programs cannot be stopped in their tracks. But there are still those Americans, mostly elderly, who cling to their red baseball caps, their grievances, their huge vehicles, their anger. To their ‘alternative’ news sources that reassure them that their resentment is right and pure and that ‘climate change’ is just a giant scam. And they’re your grandfather, your uncle, your great-aunt. And they’re not going anywhere. And they’re armed to the teeth. The Lost Cause asks: What do we do about people who cling to the belief that their own children are the enemy? When, in fact, they’re often the elders that we love?
Cli-fi | TP | $34.99

Godly Heathens
Edgmon, H E
Infatuation. Reincarnation. Damnation.
Gem Echols is a non-binary Seminole teen living in the tiny town of Gracie, Georgia. Known for being their peers’ queer awakening, Gem leans hard on charm to disguise the anxious mess they are beneath. The only person privy to their authentic self is another trans kid, Enzo, who’s 1,000 long, painful miles away, in Brooklyn. But even Enzo doesn’t know about Gem’s dreams, haunting visions of magic and violence that have always felt too real. So, how the hell does Willa Mae Hardy? The strange new girl in town acts like she and Gem are old companions, and seems to know things about them they’ve never told anyone else. When Gem is attacked by a stranger claiming to be the Goddess of Death, Willa Mae saves their life and finally offers some answers. She and Gem are reincarnated gods who’ve known and loved each other across lifetimes. But Gem – or, at least, who Gem used to be – hasn’t always been the most benevolent deity. They’ve made a lot of enemies in the pantheon – enemies who, like the Goddess of Death, will keep coming. It’s a good thing they’ve still got Enzo. But as worlds collide and the past catches up with the present, Gem will discover that everyone has something to hide.
Dark fantasy | PBK | $24.99

What Grows in the Dark
Evans, Jaq
Sixteen years ago, Brigit Weylan’s older sister, Emma, walked into the woods in their small hometown of Ellis Creek. She never walked out. People said she was troubled – in the months leading up to her death, she was convinced there was a monster in those trees. Marked by the tragedy, Brigit left town and never looked back. Now, Brigit travels around the country investigating paranormal activity (and faking the results) with her cameraman, Ian. But when she receives a call from Ellis Creek, she’s thrust into the middle of a search for two missing teenagers. As Brigit and Ian are drawn further into the case, the parallels to Emma’s death become undeniable. And worse, Brigit can’t explain what’s happening to her: trees appearing in her bedroom in the middle of the night, something with a very familiar laugh watching her out in the darkness, and Emma’s voice on her phone, reminding Brigit to finish what they started. More and more, it looks like Emma was right: there is a monster in Ellis Creek, and it’s waited a long time for Brigit to come home.
Horror | TP | $42.95

A Tempest of Tea
Faizal, Hafsah
On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by dark, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it – and she can’t do the job alone. Calling on some of the city’s most skilled outcasts, Arthie hatches a plan to infiltrate the dark and glittering vampire society known as the Athereum. But not everyone in her ragtag crew is on her side, and as the truth behind the heist unfolds, Arthie finds herself in the midst of a conspiracy that will threaten the world as she knows it. An intoxicating brew of vampires, secrets, and romance; perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo.
YA fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Infinite Miles
Fergesen, Hannah
To save the future, she must return to the beginning. Three years after her best friend Peggy went missing, Harper Starling is lost. Lost in her dead-end job, lost in her grief. All she has are regrets and reruns of her favourite science fiction show, Infinite Odyssey. Then Peggy returns and demands to be taken to the Argonaut, the fictional main character of Infinite Odyssey. But the Argonaut is just that… fictional. Until the TV hero, himself, appears and spirits Harper away from her former best friend. Traveling through time, he explains that Peggy used to travel with him but is now under the thrall of an alien enemy known as the Incarnate – one that has destroyed countless solar systems. Then he leaves Harper in 1971. Stranded in the past, Harper must find a way to end the Incarnate’s thrall… without the help of the Argonaut. But the cosmos is nothing like the technicolour stars of the TV show she loves, and if Harper can’t find it in herself to believe – in the Argonaut, in Peggy, and most of all, in herself – she’ll be the Incarnate’s next casualty, along with the rest of the universe. A wild and poignant debut – a wacky time-traveling sf odyssey wrapped in an elegiac ode to lost friendship, and a clever homage to Doctor Who.
Time travel | TP | $39.95

Island Rule: Stories (collection)
Flynn, Katie M
A genre-bending collection of interconnected short stories… An angry mother turns into a literal monster. A company in San Francisco can scrub your entire reputation and create a new one… for a price. A failed actor on a reality show turns into an unlikely world saviour. And, much more. Through each of these 12 interconnected stories, Katie Flynn masterfully blends people, places, and even realities. From a powerful new literary voice to be reckoned with, this collection will stay with you, after you turn the final page.
Science fiction | HC | $62.95

The Day Tripper
Goodhand, James
The right guy, the right place, the wrong time. It’s 1995, and Alex Dean has it all: a spot at Cambridge University next year, the love of an amazing woman named Holly, and all the time in the world ahead of him. That is, until a brutal encounter with a ghost from his past sees him beaten, battered and almost drowning in the Thames. He wakes, the next day, to find he’s in a messy, derelict room he’s never seen before, in grimy clothes he doesn’t recognise, with no idea of how he got there. A glimpse in the mirror tells him he’s older – much older – and has been living a hard life, his features ravaged by time and poor decisions. He snatches a newspaper, and finds it’s 2010 – 15 years since the fight. After finally drifting off to sleep, Alex wakes the following morning to find it’s now 2019, another nine years later. But the next day, it’s 1999. Never knowing which day is coming, he begins to piece together what happens in his life after that fateful night by the river. But what exactly is going on? Why does his life look nothing like he thought it would? What about Cambridge, and Holly? In this page-turning adventure, Alex must navigate his way through the years to learn that small actions have untold impact. And that might be all he needs – to save the people he loves and, equally importantly, himself.
Time travel | HC | $64.95

Compass and Blade (Compass and Blade 01)
Greenlaw, Rachel
Romance. Betrayal. Magic.
Mira is a wrecker, one of the seven chosen to swim out and plunder the wrecked ships beyond the Isle of Rosevear. The waves sing to her soul, the call of the sea beckoning her into deeper waters. But Rosevear needs her, and she could never abandon her home. Until one evening when lightning splits the sky and the Watch descend, taking Mira’s father away. Mira must set off on a journey to win back her father’s freedom. She will encounter two strangers along the way – enigmatic Seth and smouldering Elijah – and learning who to trust will not be easy. When she discovers a dark family secret, buried deep in the ocean, Mira finds that securing her future – and that of her island – will come at a high price… This debut is the first in a series.
YA romantasy | PBK | $19.99

Revelator
Gregory, Daryl
In 1933, nine-year-old Stella is left in the care of her grandmother, Motty, in the backwoods of Tennessee. The mountains are home to dangerous secrets, and soon after she arrives, Stella wanders into a dark cavern where she encounters the family’s personal god, an entity known as the Ghostdaddy. Years later, after a tragic incident that caused her to flee, Stella – now a professional bootlegger – returns for Motty’s funeral, and to check on the mysterious 10-year-old girl named Sunny that Motty adopted. Sunny appears innocent enough, but she is more powerful than Stella could imagine – and she’s a direct link to Stella’s buried past and her family’s destructive faith. Haunting and wholly engrossing, summoning mesmerising voices and giving shape to the dark, Revelator is a southern gothic tale for the ages.
Horror | TP | $37.95

Three Kinds of Lucky (Shadow Age 01)
Harrison, Kim
Petra Grady has known since adolescence that she has no talent for magic – and that’s never going to change. But as a sweeper first-class, she’s parlayed her rare ability to handle dross – the damaging, magical waste generated by her more talented kin’s spellwork – into a decent life working at the mages’ university. Except Grady’s relatively predictable life is about to be upended. When the oblivious, sexy, and oh-so-out-of-reach Benedict Strom needs someone with her abilities for a research project studying dross and how to render it harmless, she’s stuck working on his team – whether she wants to or not. Only Benedict doesn’t understand the characteristics of dross like Grady does. After an unthinkable accident, she and Benedict are forced to go on the run to seek out the one person who might be able to help: an outcast exiled, 10 years ago, for the crime of using dross to cast spells. Now, Grady must decide whether to stick with the magical status quo or embrace her own hidden talents… and risk shattering their entire world. The first in a new series.
Paranormal romance | HC | $62.95

The Thorns Remain
Harwood, J J A
1919. In a Highland village forgotten by the world, the young people who remain after war and flu will soon head south, to make something of themselves. Moira Jean and her friends venture to the forest, for a last night of laughter, before parting ways. Moira Jean is being left behind. She too planned to leave once – but her lover died in France and, with him, her future. The friends light a fire and dance. But, with every twirl about the flames, strange new dancers thread between them, music streaming from the trees. The Fae have joined the dance. Suddenly, Moira Jean finds herself all alone, her friends spirited away. For the Fae feel left behind and forgotten too. Led by the darkly handsome Lord of the Fae, they are out to make themselves known once more. Moira Jean must enter into a bargain with the Lord to save her friends – and fast, for the longer they spend with the Fae, the less like themselves they will be upon return. If Moira Jean cannot save her friends before Beltane, they will be lost forever…
Fairy tales retold | PBK | $22.99

The Canopy Keepers
Henry, Veronica G
Syrah Carthan doesn’t know why she accepted a job as the first female fire chief at Sequoia National Park – where, decades earlier, a forest fire killed her parents. That day, her brother, Romelo, disappeared, as if pulled into the scorched earth itself. Syrah has always had an uncanny affinity for the natural wonders of the park she protects, but after she sanctions a prescribed burn that goes terribly wrong, she quits her position in disgrace. However, when another devastating wildfire breaks out, Syrah, reluctantly pulled back into action, discovers an unknown world that has existed underground since the beginning of time. This secret society, built around the forest’s complex root system, is now divided into two factions. One is ruled by the Keeper, the giant sequoias’ benevolent caretaker. The other by a mysterious undoer, who’s determined to wage war on humanity. Through him, nature can retaliate and wipe out the earth’s careless ravagers, for good. Torn between human loyalty, and preserving the delicate balance of nature, Syrah must make a choice – one that will change both her destiny and that of the world above and below forever.
Fantasy | TP | $37.95

Sands of Dune (novellas from the world of Dune)
Herbert, Brian & Anderson, Kevin J
The world of Dune has shaped an entire generation of science fiction. From the sand blasted world of Arrakis, to the splendour of the imperial homeworld of Kaitain, readers have lived in a universe of treachery and wonder. Now, these stories expand on the Dune universe, telling of the lost years of Gurney Halleck, as he works with smugglers on Arrakis in a deadly gambit for revenge; inside the ranks of the Sardaukar, as the child of a betrayed nobleman becomes one of the Emperor’s most ruthless fighters; a young firebrand Fremen woman, a guerrilla fighter against the ruthless Harkonnens – who will, one day, become Shadout Mapes. Collected for the first time, these three previously-unpublished Dune novellas by bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson shine a light upon the darker corners of the Dune universe. Spanning space and time, Sands of Dune is essential reading for any fan of the series.
Dune | PBK | $22.99

Dune (film tie-in edition)
Herbert, Frank
Melange, or ‘spice’, is the most valuable – and rarest – element in the universe. And it can only be found on a single planet: the inhospitable desert world Arrakis. Whoever controls Arrakis controls the spice. And whoever controls the spice controls the universe. When stewardship of Arrakis is transferred to his house, Paul Atreides must travel to the planet’s dangerous surface to ensure the future of his family and his people. But as malevolent forces explode into conflict around him, Paul is thrust into a great destiny beyond his understanding. And in this game of power, only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Before The Matrix, before Star Wars, before Ender’s Game and Neuromancer, there was Dune, one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written. It is the bestselling science fiction novel of all time, with nearly 10 million copies in print. This all-new edition of Dune features wholly reset text; and an incredible new cover, tying into the release of Dennis Villeneuve’s second Dune film.
Dune | PBK | $22.99

Medea
Hewlett, Rosie
Medea longs for a different life. Since childhood, she has been separated from her sister, shunned by her mother, and persecuted and tormented by her brother and father. All because of a unique and dangerous gift: witchcraft. But when a dashing young hero, Jason, arrives to claim the famed Golden Fleece that her father protects, Medea sees her opportunity to escape. Her offer to help Jason overcome the trials, set by her father, sets in motion a journey that will test every ounce of her strength, magic, and loyalty; a journey that will see her battle monsters, dethrone kings and fall in love. But when faced with the ultimate betrayal, Medea is driven to an act of desperation so brutal it rips apart the lives of everyone involved… A dark and epic feminist retelling that boldly reclaims the myth of the most formidable and feared witch in Ancient Greece.
Myth retold | TP | $34.99

Rift in the Soul (Soulwood 06)
Hunter, Faith
Nell Ingram draws her powers from deep in the earth, and uses them to help Psy-LED, the Psychometric Law Enforcement Division, which solves paranormal crimes. When a local vampire calls to report a dead body on her compound, Nell knows she and her team have to be ready for anything. But the dead body is just the beginning of a mystery that involves supernaturals of all kinds, including some of the most powerful vampires in the country. As Nell gets closer to the truth, she begins to understand that the perpetrator is tracking her too – and that there is something personal about this crime. Something with roots that go almost as deep as those in Soulwood.
Urban fantasy | PBK | $26.95

A Fate Inked in Blood (Saga of the Unfated 01)
Jensen, Danielle L
A shield maiden, blessed by the gods, battles to unite a nation under a power-hungry king – while also fighting her growing desire for his fiery son – in this Norse-inspired fantasy romance. Bound in an unwanted marriage, Freya spends her days gutting fish, but dreams of becoming a warrior. And of putting an axe in her boorish husband’s back. Freya’s dreams abruptly become reality when her husband betrays her to the region’s jarl, landing her in a fight to the death against his son. To survive, Freya is forced to reveal her deepest secret: she possesses a drop of a goddess’ blood, which gives her magic, capable of repelling any attack. A magic that was foretold would unite the fractured nation of Skaland, beneath a king – the one who controls the shield maiden’s fate. Believing he’s destined to rule Skaland, the fanatical jarl binds Freya with a blood oath and orders his son, Bjorn, to protect Freya from their enemies. Desperate to prove her strength, Freya must train to fight and learn to control her magic, all while facing perilous tests set by the gods. Except the greatest test of all may be resisting her forbidden attraction to Bjorn. If Freya succumbs to her lust for the charming and fierce warrior, she risks not only her own destiny, but the fate of all the people she swore to protect. The first in a new series.
Fantasy | TP | $34.99

Ghosts, Monsters and Demons of India
Khanna, Rakesh & Bhairav, J Furcifer
An illustrated guide to the folktales and real-life stories of the ghosts, monsters, and demons of India, a culture famously rich in tradition and legends. An encyclopaedia of evil entities and folkloric fiends from across India, from Ladakh to Kerala, Lakshadweep to Nagaland, Naraka to Tuchenkwaka, complete with 60 spooky illustrations. Inside this book you will find… Killer robots built with stolen Roman engineering technology that once guarded the relics of the Buddha. The ghost of a 21-year-old motorcyclist whose Enfield Bullet is venerated at a highway temple in Rajasthan. A Himalayan drum-playing spirit-teacher, whose wife is a fearsome Yeti. Diabolical entities conjured into existence by the simultaneous deaths of seven tigers. Triple-rooted night-flying Vedic necromancers. Call-centre employees from beyond the grave. The dreaded Ngalei Ahmaw of Maraland, whose victims’ heads detach themselves from their bodies at night, and go wandering in search of blood… and more.
Folklore | HC | $47.99

Carrie (50th anniversary edition)
King, Stephen
Carrie White is no ordinary girl. Carrie White has the gift of telekinesis. To be invited to Prom Night, by Tommy Ross, is a dream come true for Carrie – the first step towards social acceptance by her high school colleagues. But events will take a decidedly macabre turn on that horrifying and endless night as she is forced to exercise her terrible gift on the town that mocks and loathes her…
A special, hardcover, 50th anniversary edition of Stephen King’s debut novel – about an outcast teenager with a frightening power – which put him on the map and set him on his journey as a household name. With a new introduction by Margaret Atwood.
Horror | HC | $45.00

In the Lives of Puppets
Klune, T J
In a strange little home, built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots – fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe. The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labelled ‘HAP’, he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio – a past spent hunting humans. When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life, to their whereabouts; the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old laboratory in the City of Electric Dreams. So, together, the rest of Vic’s assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommission… or, worse, reprogramming. Along the way to save Gio, amid conflicted feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, Vic must decide for himself: can he accept love with strings attached? Inspired by Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, In the Lives of Puppets is a masterful standalone fantasy adventure, from the author who brought you The House in the Cerulean Sea (PBK, $24.99) and Under the Whispering Door (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Whalefall
Kraus, Daniel
Jay Gardiner has given himself a fool’s errand: to find the remains of his deceased father in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. He knows it’s a long shot, but Jay feels it’s the only way for him to lift the weight of guilt he has carried, since his dad’s death the previous year. The dive begins well enough, but the sudden appearance of a giant squid puts Jay in very real jeopardy, made infinitely worse by the arrival of a sperm whale looking to feed. Suddenly, Jay is caught in the squid’s tentacles and drawn into the whale’s mouth – where he is pulled into the first of its four stomachs. He quickly realises he has only one hour before his oxygen tanks run out – one hour, to defeat his demons and escape the belly of a whale. The Martian meets 127 Hours in this powerfully-humane thriller about a scuba diver who’s been swallowed by an 80-foot, 60-ton sperm whale, and has only one hour to escape, before his oxygen runs out.
SF thriller | TP | $32.99

Empire of the Damned (Empire of the Vampire 02)
Kristoff, Jay
Gabriel de León has saved the Holy Grail from death, but his chance to end the endless night is lost. After turning his back on his silversaint brothers, once and for all, Gabriel and the Grail set out to learn the truth of how Daysdeath might finally be undone. But the last silversaint faces peril, within and without. Pursued by children of the Forever King, drawn into wars and webs centuries in the weaving, and ravaged by his own rising bloodlust, Gabriel may not survive to see the truth of the Grail revealed. A truth that may be too awful for any to imagine. The highly-anticipated sequel to Empire of the Vampire (PBK, $22.99).
Dark fantasy | TP | $35.99

Upon a Frosted Star
Kuzniar, M A
When the snow falls, she will be free…
The invitations always arrive the same way – without warning, appearing around the city on the first snowfall of the year, simply inscribed with ‘Tonight’. When struggling artist, Forster, finds an invitation, he’s bewitched by the magic of the evening, swept up in the glamour of this notorious annual party and intrigued as to who is behind them. Determined to find out more about the mysterious host, Forster discovers an abandoned manor house silent with secrets and a cursed woman who is desperate to be free… From the bestselling author of Midnight in Everwood (PBK, $22.99), comes another spellbinding literary fairy tale that’s The Great Gatsby meets Swan Lake.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

The Forgotten Magic (Artezans 01)
Lapinski, L D
For the last 400 years, magic has been fading…
Edward Crane has always feared he won’t have any magic at all. Sure, he’s part of a powerful magic Artezan family, but he’s adopted. His twin sister, Elodie, isn’t so worried, but then everything always seems to work out perfectly for her. So, when Ed discovers he does have an Artezan power after all, he’s relieved. And it’s more than he ever could have imagined – in fact, it’s a dream come true. But the problem with dreams is that sometimes they twist themselves into nightmares. And with Ed’s new abilities growing by the day, there’s a chance that this nightmare will become all too real… The first in a series.
Children’s fantasy | PBK | $16.99

Lone Women
Lavalle, Victor
Adelaide Henry carries an enormous steamer trunk with her wherever she goes. It’s locked, at all times. Because when the trunk opens, people around Adelaide start to disappear. The year is 1915, and Adelaide is in trouble. Her secret sin killed her parents, forcing her to flee California in a hellfire rush and make her way to Montana as a homesteader. Dragging the trunk with her at every stop, she will become one of the ‘lone women’ taking advantage of the government’s offer of free land for those who can tame it – except that Adelaide isn’t alone. And the secret she’s tried so desperately to lock away might be the only thing that will help her survive the harsh territory. Crafted by a modern master of magical suspense, Lone Women blends shimmering prose, an unforgettable cast of adventurers, who find horror and sisterhood in a brutal landscape; and a portrait of early-20th-century America like you’ve never seen. And at its heart is the gripping story of a woman desperate to bury her past – or redeem it.
Horror | TP | $36.99

The Last Bloodcarver
Le, Vanessa
When Nhika is caught using her bloodcarving abilities during a sham medical appointment, she’s captured by underground thugs and sold to an aristocratic family to heal the last witness of their father’s murder. But as Nhika delves deeper into their investigation amidst the glitz of Theumas’ wealthiest district; she begins to notice parallels between this job and her own dark past. And when she meets an alluring yet entitled physician’s aide, Ven Kochin, she’s forced to question the true intent behind this murder. In a society that outcasts her, Kochin seems drawn to her… though he takes every chance he gets to push her out of his opulent world. When Nhika discovers that Kochin is not who he claims to be, and that there is an evil dwelling in Theumas that runs much deeper than the murder of one man, she must decide where her heart, and her allegiance, truly lie. And – if she’s willing to become the dreaded bloodcarver – Theumas fears to save herself, and the ones she’s vowed to protect.
YA fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch 01) (10th anniversary edition)
Leckie, Ann
They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.
The Radch are conquerors to be feared – resist and they’ll turn you into a ‘corpse soldier’ – one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship’s AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people. The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed – but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale. But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her.
A 10th anniversary edition of the record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C Clarke, the Nebula, and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year.
Science fiction | HC | $69.99

Three Queens (Filthy Rich Vampires 03)
Lee, Geneva
All magic will die, and with it, all who carry it. Every last one of us…
Thea and Julian have made their choice, but can they survive the fallout? Returning to the world of the vampire elite as Solstice falls, they must navigate new dangers, treacherous allies, and morally grey friendships. The past might hold the key to their future, but to find out, Julian must face the monster he was once, and as forgotten magic stirs in Thea’s blood, the search for answers leads to devastating consequences. With the future of the magical world hanging in the balance, tensions rising in their family, and war looming on the horizon, will their love triumph, or will they pay the ultimate price? The Filthy Rich Vampires series begins with Filthy Rich Vampires (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy romance | PBK | $22.99

For Eternity (Filthy Rich Vampires 04)
Lee, Geneva
Magic has awoken.
As Thea takes her place as Queen, with Julian by her side, their world splinters. A new game of deceit begins between factions vying for control. Power is the prize, and Thea and Julian are caught in the middle of it. Targeted by the Vampire Council, the Mordicum, and their families, they soon discover an even deadlier threat to their future. Someone killed the Queen – whose throne Thea, now, reigns on; and time is running out to find the killer, before they get to Thea. Magic has returned to a dying world, with devastating consequences. The Filthy Rich Vampires series begins with Filthy Rich Vampires (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy romance | PBK | $22.99

The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia 01)
Lewis, C S
The Adventure Begins.
On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan’s song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And, in Narnia, all things are possible.
A beautiful paperback edition of The Magician’s Nephew – the first book in C S Lewis’ classic fantasy series, the Chronicles of Narnia, which has captivated readers of all ages for over 60 years. This edition is complete with cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
Children’s fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $17.99

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia 02)
Lewis, C S
Open a door and enter a magical world.
Four adventurous siblings – Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie – step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change… and a great sacrifice.
A beautiful paperback edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – the second book in C S Lewis’ classic fantasy series, the Chronicles of Narnia, which has captivated readers of all ages for over 60 years. This edition is complete with cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
Children’s fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $17.99

The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia 03)
Lewis, C S
A wild gallop for freedom.
On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the centre of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia, itself.
A beautiful paperback edition of The Horse and His Boy – the third book in C S Lewis’ classic fantasy series, the Chronicles of Narnia, which has captivated readers of all ages for over 60 years. This edition is complete with cover and interior art by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
Children’s fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $17.99

White Cat, Black Dog (collection)
Link, Kelly
Seven modern fairy tales from Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly Link, featuring illustrations by award-winning artist Shaun Tan. Leaving behind the enchanted castles, deep, dark woods, and gingerbread cottages of fairy tales, for airport waiting rooms, alien planets, and a cannabis farm run by a team of hospitable cats, White Cat, Black Dog offers a fresh take on the stories that you thought you knew. Here, you’ll find stoner students, failing actors, and stranded professors questing for love, revenge, or even just a sense of purpose. Poised on the edges between magic, modernity, and mundanity, this collection will remind you – once again – of why Kelly Link is incomparable in the realm of short fiction.
Don’t stray from the path! Not without Kelly Link as your guide.
Fairy tales retold | PBK | $22.99

Fervour
Lloyd, Toby
The Rosenthals are not like other families…
Hannah and Eric are devout Jews living in North London with their three children and Eric’s father Yosef, a Holocaust survivor. Both intellectually gifted and deeply unconventional, the Rosenthals believe in the literal truth of the Old Testament and in the presence of God (and evil) in daily life. As Hannah prepares to publish a sensationalist account of Yosef’s years in war-torn Europe – unearthing a terrible secret from his time in the camps – Elsie, her perfect daughter, starts to come undone. And then, in the wake of Yosef’s death, she disappears. When she returns, just as mysteriously as she left, she is altered in disturbing ways. Witnessing the complete transformation of her daughter, Hannah begins to suspect that Elsie has delved too deep into the labyrinths of Jewish mysticism and got lost among shadows. But for Elsie’s brother Tovyah, a brilliant but reclusive student at Oxford, the truth is much simpler: his sister is the product of a dysfunctional family, obsessed with empty rituals and unbridled ambition. But who is right? And how can they stop the darkness from engulfing Elsie forever?
Horror | TP | $34.99

On the Isle of Antioch
Maalouf, Amin
Alec, a press artist with an impressive track record, settles on a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean. He has little contact with his neighbour – a solitary woman who wrote a cult book, years ago, before withdrawing from public life. That is, until a gigantic power failure cuts them off from the rest of the world; and, all of a sudden, they find themselves dependent on each other. The world appears to be on the brink of nuclear war and the collapse of civilisation seems imminent. Just who are the mysterious friends of Empedocles, the gang of otherworldly protectors who came swooping in to interfere with the US presidency and cure all illness? Should we trust them?
Dystopia | TP | $34.99

Aftermarket Afterlife (Incryptid 13)
McGuire, Seanan
Mary Dunlavy didn’t intend to become a professional babysitter. Of course, she didn’t intend to die, either, or to become a crossroads ghost. As a babysitting ghost, she’s been caring for the Price family for four generations, and she’s planning to keep doing the job for the better part of forever. With her first charge finally back from her decades-long cross-dimensional field trip, with a long-lost husband and adopted daughter in tow, it’s time for Mary to oversee the world’s most chaotic family reunion. And that’s before the Covenant of St George launches a full-scale strike against the cryptids of Manhattan, followed quickly by an attack on the Campbell Family Carnival. It’s going to take every advantage and every ally they have, for the Prices to survive what’s coming – and for Mary, to avoid finding out the answer to a question she’s never wanted to know: what happens to a babysitting ghost if she loses the people she’s promised to protect? As always, Seanan McGuire is heartily recommended.
Urban fantasy | TP | $37.95

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (50th anniversary special edition)
McKillip, Patricia A
Sybel, the heiress of powerful wizards, needs the company of no one outside her gates. In her exquisite stone mansion, she is attended by exotic, magical beasts: Riddle-master Cyrin the boar; the treasure-starved dragon Gyld; Gules the Lyon, tawny master of the Southern Deserts; Ter, the fiercely vengeful falcon; Moriah, feline Lady of the Night. Sybel only lacks the exquisite and mysterious Liralen, which continues to elude her most powerful enchantments. But when a soldier bearing an infant arrives, Sybel discovers that the world of man and magic is full of both love and deceit, with the possibility of more power than she can possibly imagine.
Fifty years ago, the soon-to-be celebrated young author Patricia A McKillip (the Riddle-Master trilogy) penned the classic tale of an iron-willed young sorceress and her captivating menagerie. This lovely 50th anniversary hardcover special edition features new illustrations and a new introduction, as well as original cover art by an award-winning illustrator. With a new introduction by Marjorie Liu, and new illustrations by Stephanie Law.
We expect to have this edition of The Forgotten Beasts of Eld from its Australian distributors later in the year, at a lower price.
Fantasy | HC | $55.00

The Court War (Godstone 02)
Malan, Violette
Fenra Lowens, with her partner Elvanyn Karamisk, has already faced the Godstone. Now, she has a different, simpler problem: getting the stick-in-the-mud practitioners of the White Court to return to the old ways of practice, the ways that keep the World healthy. But before she has a chance to present her case, the uneasy balance of power between the practitioners of the White Court and the mundanes of the Red Court – in existence since the World, itself, began – suddenly erupts into open warfare. Fenra is torn between helping her friends and fellow practitioners and moving ahead with the demands of an increasingly impatient World. Though, she has help from unexpected allies, Fenra begins to suspect that this conflict isn’t just about politics. The hand of an old enemy may be at work here… A follow-up to The Godstone (TP, $39.95).
Fantasy | TP | $42.95

The Woods All Black
Mandelo, Lee
Leslie Bruin is assigned to the backwoods township of Spar Creek by the Frontier Nursing Service, under its usual mandate: vaccinate the flock, birth babies, and weather the judgements of churchy locals who look at him and see a failed woman. Forged in the fires of the Western Front and reborn in the cafés of Paris, Leslie believes he can handle whatever is thrown at him – but Spar Creek holds a darkness beyond his nightmares. Something ugly festers within the local congregation, and its malice has focused on a young person they insist is an unruly tomboy who must be brought to heel. Violence is bubbling when Leslie arrives, ready to spill over, and he’ll have to act fast if he intends to be of use. But the hills enfolding Spar Creek have a mind of their own, and the woods are haunted in ways Leslie does not understand. The Woods All Black is a story of passion, prejudice, and power – an Appalachian period piece that explores reproductive justice and bodily autonomy, the terrors of small-town religiosity, and the necessity of fighting tooth and claw to live as who you truly are.
We expect to have this edition of The Woods All Black from its Australian distributors later in the year, at a lower price.
Horror | HC | $45.95

A Restless Truth (Last Binding trilogy 02)
Marske, Freya
Maud Blyth has always longed for adventure. She’d hoped for plenty of it when she agreed to help her beloved older brother unravel a magical conspiracy. She even volunteered to serve as an old lady’s companion on an ocean liner. But Maud didn’t expect the old lady to turn up dead on the very first day of the voyage. Now, she has to deal with a dead body, a disrespectful parrot, and the lovely, dangerously outrageous Violet Debenham. Violet is everything Maud has been trained to distrust, yet can’t help but desire: a magician, an actress and a magnet for scandal. Surrounded by open sea and a ship full of suspects, Maud and Violet must learn to drop the masks they’ve learned to wear. Only then might they work together to locate a magical object worth killing for – and unmask a murderer. All without becoming dead in the water themselves. Begin the hugely-popular Last Binding trilogy with A Marvellous Light (PBK, $22.99).
Gaslamp fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Chains of the Earth (Ascension Cycle 03)
Mealing, David
The Divide has fallen, and the armies of the Jun swarm across the world. The ancient compact of Life and Death has been breached and Sarine and her companions find themselves overwhelmed, assaulted on all sides by Death’s champions. As the cities of the New and Old Worlds burn, Sarine finds herself isolated, defeated, and alone. Yet, there is hope. If she can learn the true nature of the magic of the Soul of the World, she can make a final stand against Death, to challenge him and remove his grip on the world’s heart. To find the truth, she must journey among peoples excluded from the ancient compact, rallying their strength, wielding every strain of magic in the world in a final battle between what is, and what might be. The Ascension Cycle begins with Soul of the World (PBK, $27.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $26.99

The Ones We Burn
Mix, Rebecca
After years of bloodshed, Ranka’s coven has one last mission for her: travel to the human kingdom, marry the prince, and kill him. Easy enough. Except the prince is gentle and kind. And it is his sister, Aramis – wickedly smart and infuriatingly beautiful – who seems to be the real threat. When witches start dying from a mysterious, magical plague, Ranka and Aramis are forced together, in a desperate hunt for a cure. Soon, Ranka will have to choose between the witches who raised her, and the princess she may be falling for… A fierce, sapphic fantasy about a witch whose mission to assassinate the prince, she’s betrothed to, is compromised by the discovery of a deadly plague – and the beautiful princess intent on stopping it.
YA fantasy | PBK | $24.99

The Siege of Burning Grass
Mohamed, Premee
The Empires of Varkal and Med’ariz have always been at war. Alefret, the founder of Varkal’s pacifist resistance, was bombed and maimed by his own government, locked up in a secret prison and tortured by a ‘visionary’ scientist. But, now, they’re offering him a chance of freedom. Ordered to infiltrate one of Med’ariz’s flying cities, obeying the bloodthirsty zealot Qhudur, he must find fellow anti-war activists in the enemy’s population and provoke them into an uprising against their rulers. He should refuse to serve the warmongers, but what if he could end this pointless war once and for all? Is that worth compromising his own morals, and the principles of his fellow resistance members?
Military sf | HC | $62.95

The Butcher of the Forest (novella)
Mohamed, Premee
At the northern edge of a land ruled by a merciless foreign tyrant lies a wild, forbidden forest ruled by powerful magic. Veris Thorn – the only one to ever enter the forest and survive – is forced to go back inside to retrieve the tyrant’s missing children. Inside await traps and trickery, ancient monsters, and hauntings of the past. One day is all Veris is afforded. One misstep will cost everything. A world-weary woman races against the clock to survive a deadly forest in this dark, otherworldly fairy tale from Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Premee Mohamed. A 160pp, Tor.com novella.
We expect to have this edition of The Butcher of the Forest from its Australian distributors later in the year, at a lower price.
Fantasy | TP | $42.95

Redsight
Mooring, Meredith
Korinna has simple priorities: stay on the Navitas, stay out of trouble, and stay alive. She may be a Redseer, a blind priestess with the power to manipulate space-time, but she is the weakest in her Order. Useless and outcast. Or, so, she has been raised to believe. As she takes her place as a navigator on an Imperium ship, Korinna’s full destiny is revealed to her: blood brimming with magic, she is meant to become a weapon of the Imperium, and pawn for the Order that raised her. But when the ship is attacked by the notorious pirate Aster Haran, Korinna’s world is ripped apart. Aster has a vendetta against the Imperium, and an all-consuming, dark power that drives her to destroy everything in her path. She understands the world in a way Korinna has never imagined, and Korinna is drawn to her against her better judgment. With the Imperium and the justice-seeking warrior Sahar hot on her heels, Korinna must choose her side, seize her power, and fulfil her destiny – or risk imperilling the future of the galaxy, and destroying the fabric of space-time, itself. Perfect for fans of Tamsyn Muir.
Space opera | HC | $62.95

Gogmagog (Chronicle of Ludwich duology 01)
Noon, Jeff & Beard, Steve
The story of an epic journey through the 60-mile-long ghost of a dragon. We travel by boat, a rickety steam launch captained by Cady Meade, a veteran taxi pilot on the river Nysis. In her heyday, she carried people and goods from the thriving seaports of the estuary into Ludwich, the capital city. But that was years ago. Now, she’s drunk, holed up in a rundown seaside resort, telling her bawdy tales for shots of rum. All that’s about to change, when two strangers seek her out, asking for transport, one of whom – a young girl – is very ill, and in great danger. The other, an artificial being of singular character, has secrets hidden inside his crystal skull. And, so begins, the voyage of the Juniper. The Nysis is unlike any other river. Mysteries unfold with each port of call. Not many can navigate these channels, not many know of its whirlpools and sandbanks, and of the ravenous creatures that lurk beneath the surface. Cady used to have the necessary knowledge, and the powers of spectral navigation. But her glory days are well behind her, now. This might well be her final journey. From the highly-celebrated and award-winning authors, Jeff Noon and Steve Beard, comes the first book in adventurous duology – perfect for fans of Mervyn Peake.
Fantasy | TP | $36.99

Against the Machine: Evolution
Norman, Brian
Earth, 2212: Billions have died. The minority of people remaining inhabit the MEGs, former cities transformed by technology into huge protective domes; outside is the MASS, living by subsistence. All seems well for those in the CORPORATE. It is not. With worsening climate, the MASS increasingly restive and their AI Silicons becoming sentient, those at the top have concocted a final solution: to leave Earth for Alpha Centauri, destroying the planet in their wake. Four protagonists, each from separate segments of this world, come together to attempt to prevent the plan. By the end they have managed to alter the human/machine interface, so changing human evolution.
Cli-fi | TP | $39.99

Warrior of the Wind (Nameless Republic 02)
Okungbowa, Suyi
After escaping Bassa, Danso, and Lilong live in the vagabond colony of Chabo, under the looming threat of the new emperor’s bounty. Lilong’s dreams of returning home with the Diwi seem all but dashed, until opportunity knocks in the form of an offer from the Gaddo Company: resources for a journey east. In exchange? Lilong must break into a prison. Events from the heist, soon, force Lilong and Danso to leave hiding and travel the Lonely Roads East to the seven islands, accompanied by new allies. But Red Emperor Esheme, fresh from acquiring new powers and territories, has other plans. Her relentless pursuit haunts the treacherous journey through the Savanna Belt. But surviving each other is the least of their problems. A new power arrives from the Sahel. Something ancient and uncontrollable awakens in the seven islands. Trouble heads for Bassa, and the continent of Oon will need more than ibor to fix what’s coming. From city streets where secrets are bartered for gold to forests teeming with fabled beasts, Suyi Davies Okungbowa’s sweeping epic of forgotten magic and violent conquests continues in this richly-drawn fantasy, inspired by the pre-colonial empires of West Africa. Begin with Son of the Storm (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Where the Dark Stands Still
Poranek, A B
Raised in a small village near the spirit-wood, Liska Radost knows that Magic is monstrous, and its practitioners, monsters. After Liska unleashes her own powers with devastating consequences, she is caught by the demon warden of the wood – the Leszy – who offers her a bargain: one year of servitude in exchange for a wish. Whisked away to his crumbling manor, Liska makes an unsettling discovery: she is not the first person to strike this bargain, and all of her predecessors have mysteriously vanished. If Liska wants to survive the year and return home, she must unravel her host’s spool of secrets and face the ghosts of his past. Those who enter the wood do not always return…
Gothic fantasy | TP | $27.99

Moon of the Turning Leaves
Rice, Waubgeshig
For the past 12 years, a community of Anishinaabe people have made the Northern Ontario bush their home in the wake of the power failure that brought about societal collapse. Since then, they have survived and thrived the way their ancestors once did, but their natural food resources are dwindling, and the time has come to find a new home. Evan Whitesky volunteers to lead a mission south to explore the possibility of moving back to their original homeland, the ‘land where the birch trees grow by the big water’ in the Great Lakes region. Accompanied by five others, including his daughter Nangohns, an expert archer, Evan begins a journey that will take him to where the Anishinaabe were once settled, near the devastated city of Gibson, a land now being reclaimed by nature. But it isn’t just the wilderness that poses a threat: they encounter other survivors. Those who, like the Anishinaabe, live in harmony with the land, and those who use violence.
Dystopia | HC | $65.00

United We Stand (Black Tide Rising 12)
Ringo, John & Poole, Gary (editors)
The world was brought to its knees by the zombie virus. But humanity has risen from the ashes and has begun to rebuild. Courageous men and women have kindled a fire of hope in the darkness. But mere survival is not enough. The real challenge is how to keep that future alive. How to not just survive, not just rebuild… but, actually, thrive. To tell the universe that mankind can take whatever nature throws against us and not back down. To stand united. Stories by: John Birmingham, Jody Lynn Nye, Jamie Ibson, Sarah A Hoyt, Brian Trent, Dave Freer, Griffin Barber, Lydia Sherrer, Mel Todd, Christopher L Smith, and Mike Massa.
Zombies | HC | $62.95

Him
Ryman, Geoff
An extraordinary novel about identity, divinity, and alternate reality – the story of the son of God.
‘Women, of course, cannot be sons of God.’
In the village of Nazareth, virgin Maryam and the wife of Yosef barLevi gives birth to a miracle: a little girl. She is named Avigayil, after her grandmother. But as Avigayil grows, it’s clear she believes that she is destined to be someone greater than just the daughter of Maryam. From leading a gang of village boys to challenging the priests in the temple, Avigayil is determined to find her way as Yeshu, a man. Yeshu can work miracles. He can see futures. He can speak for God. A gripping, thoughtful sf novel, tackling family, the multiverse, and the survival of love through immense change and crisis.
Science fiction | TP | $34.99

Cascade Failure (Ambit’s Run 01)
Sagas, L M
There are only three real powers in the Spiral: the corporate power of the Trust versus the Union’s labour’s leverage. Between them, the Guild tries to keep everyone’s hands above the table. It ain’t easy. Branded a Guild deserter, Jal ‘accidentally’ lands a ride on a Guild ship. Helmed by an AI, with a ship’s engineer/medic who doesn’t see much of a difference between the two jobs, and a ‘don’t make me shoot you’ XO, the Guild crew of the Ambit is a little… different. They’re also in over their heads. Responding to a distress call from an abandoned planet, they find a mass grave, and a live programmer who knows how it happened. The Trust has plans. This isn’t the first dead planet, and it’s not going to be the last. Unless the crew of the Ambit can stop it. This debut is a high-octane, sf adventure, blending J S Dewes’ Divide series with Firefly. It features a fierce, messy, chaotic space family, vibrant worlds, and an exploration of the many ways to be – and not to be – human.
Space opera | TP | $39.95

Gods and Monsters: Mythological Poems
Sampson, Ana
A stunning gift book drawing together mythological poems – classic and brand-new – from around the world, illustrated throughout in black and white by award-winning former children’s laureate Chris Riddell. Compiled by bestselling anthologist Ana Sampson, with an introduction by Natalie Haynes. People all over the world have always told each other stories. And from the very earliest times, many of these stories were told in verse. This collection of poems includes retellings and reimaginings of Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, Aztec, Japanese, and Inuit mythology. You will meet gods, monsters, tricksters, heroes, magical creatures and objects, magicians and spirits including Medusa, Icarus, Loki, Osiris, the Minotaur, Pegasus, Bunyip, Kukulcan, Cerberus, Beowolf, and Mjolnir; and there are footnotes to shine a light on stories themselves. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, W B Yeats, Kae Tempest, Sylvia Plath, Shakespeare, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joseph Coelho, and many more…
Mythology | HC | $39.99

The Sunlit Man (Secret Projects 04) (Cosmere)
Sanderson, Brandon
Years ago, he had comrades in arms and a cause to believe in, but now the man who calls himself Nomad knows only a life on the run. Forced to hop from world to world in the Cosmere, whenever the relentless Night Brigade gets too close, Nomad lands on a new planet and is instantly caught up in the struggle between a tyrant and the rebels who want only to escape being turned into mindless slaves – all under the constant threat of a sunrise whose heat will melt the very stones. Unable to understand the language, can he navigate the conflict and gain enough power to leap offworld – before his mind, or body, pay the ultimate price? Brandon Sanderson shows us a future in the Cosmere Universe where a perpetual planetary wanderer must decide whether to keep running… or stay, and make a difference, on a struggling planet.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Shadows of Truth (League of Liars 02)
Scholte, Astrid
After their dramatic escape from Vardean prison, Cayder and his friends leap into the unknown, tumbling headlong out of Telene and into the strange and mysterious world beyond the veil. Leta – who grew up believing a world of dark fairy tales existed, on the other side of the veil – finds that the truth is more magical, and terrifying, than she could ever have imagined. And it’s the worst possible place to discover your boyfriend has been mortally wounded. Meanwhile, Cayder and Elenora learn that both this world and their own are teetering on the brink of destruction. Still reeling from Elenora’s betrayal, Cayder must overcome his feelings and work with her to prevent an apocalypse. They have to make it home, and to do so they will need the help of their old enemy, Dr Bueter – as well as old friends they thought were lost forever. This page-turning sequel to League of Liars (PBK, $24.99) takes us beneath the surface of the familiar world of Telene, and into the shadowy realm that is the source of both its magic and its nightmares.
YA fantasy | PBK | $22.99

A Feather So Black (Fair Folk 01)
Selene, Lyra
In a kingdom where magic has been lost, Fia is a rare changeling, left behind by the wicked Fair Folk when they stole the High Queen’s daughter Eala and locked the gates to the Otherworld. When a hidden gate to the Otherworld is discovered, Fia is tasked by the High Queen to retrieve Eala and break her curse. But she doesn’t go alone: with her is prince Rogan, Eala’s betrothed and Fia’s childhood best friend. As the two journey into a world, where magic winds through the roots of the trees, and beauty can be a deadly illusion, Fia’s mission is complicated by her feelings for the prince… and her unexpected attraction to the dark-hearted fae lord, holding Eala captive. Irian might be more monster than man, but he seems to understand Fia in a way no one ever has. A sizzling fantasy romance set in a world of perilous magic and moonlit forests, spinning a seductive tale of a changeling princess, her cursed sister, and the dangerous fae lord she must defeat to save her family. The first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Holy Ghosts: Classic Tales of the Ecclesiastical Uncanny (Tales of the Weird)
Snailham, Fiona (editor)
Churches, monasteries, and convents have long been associated with sanctuary: sacred spaces should offer protection from evil in all its forms. This new anthology raises questions about the protection offered by faith, bringing together a collection of tales in which holy places are filled with horror; where stone effigies come to life and believers are tormented by terrifying apparitions. In a host of uncanny stories published between 1855 and 1935, Holy Ghosts uncovers sacrilegious spectres and the ecclesiastically eerie. Reincarnating forgotten authors, from Mrs Henry Wood to Ada Buisson, Robert Hichens to M R James; Amelia B Edwards to Vernon Lee, the anthology exhumes stories buried deep in the British Library stacks.
Weird | TP | $37.95

The Jaguar Path (Songs of the Drowned 02)
Stephens, Anna
The Empire of Songs reigns supreme. Across all the lands of Ixachipan, its hypnotic, magical music sounds. Those who battled against the Empire have been enslaved and dispersed, taken far from their friends and their homes. In the Singing City, Xessa must fight for the entertainment of her captors. Lilla and thousands of warriors are trained to serve as weapons for their enemies. And Tayan is trapped at the heart of the Empire’s power and magic, where the ruthless Enet’s ambition is ever growing. Each of them harbours a secret hope, waiting for a chance to strike at the Empire from within. But, first, they must overcome their own desires. Power can seduce as well as crush. And, in exchange for their loyalty, the Empire promises much. The sequel to The Stone Knife (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Book of Witches (anthology)
Strahan, Jonathan (editor)
Witches! Whether you know them from Shakespeare, or from Wicked, there is no staple more beloved in folklore, fairy tale, or fantasy than these magical beings. Witches are everywhere, and at the heart of stories that resonate with many people around the world. This dazzling, otherworldly collection gathers new stories of witches from all walks of life, ensuring a Halloween readers will never forget. Whether they be maiden, mother, crone, or other; funny, fierce, light and airy, or dark and disturbing; witches are a vital part of some of the greatest stories we have, and new ones start here! Bringing together 29 stories and poems from some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers working today, including three tales from a BIPOC-only open submission period, The Book of Witches features Linda Addison, C L Clark, P Djèlí Clark, Indrapramit Das, Amal El-Mohtar, Andrea Hairston, Millie Ho, Saad Hossain, Kathleen Jennings, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Cassandra Khaw, Fonda Lee, Darcie Little Badger, Ken Liu, Usman T Malik, Maureen F McHugh, Premee Mohammed, Garth Nix, Tobi Ogundiran, Tochi Onyebuchi, Miyuki Jane Pinckard, Kelly Robson, Angela Slatter, Andrea Stewart, Emily Teng, Sheree Renée Thomas, Tade Thompson, and E Lily Yu – and contains illustrations from three-time Hugo award-nominated artist Alyssa Winans, throughout. This extraordinary anthology vividly breathes life into one of the most captivating and feared magical sorceresses and will become a treasured keepsake for fans of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales everywhere.
Witches | TP | $32.99

The Uncanny Gastronomic: Strange Tales of the Edible Weird (Tales of the Weird)
Stubbs, Zara-Louise (editor)
A brush with the mushroom devil whets the appetite. The meat at the werewolf’s table is a dish to relish. Dessert with London’s cannibal club may be the cherry on top. From fairy tales and folklore focused on magical foods and strange eating came an enduring tradition of writers playing with food and the uncanny. In the fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries this tradition thrived, with themes of supernatural consumption, weird transformation, and sensual euphoria as key ingredients. Raiding this dark pantry of writing, this new collection presents a feast of 16 classic tales, two poems, and one essay, with choice morsels by masters of the macabre including Shirley Jackson, Franz Kafka, Angela Carter, and Roald Dahl.
Weird | TP | $37.95

Convergence Problems (collection)
Talabi, Wole
From the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Nommo award-nominated author of Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon comes a stunning new collection of stories that investigate the rapidly changing role of technology and belief in our lives – as we search for meaning, for knowledge, for justice; constantly converging on our future selves.
In ‘An Arc of Electric Skin’, a roadside mechanic seeking justice volunteers to undergo a procedure that will increase the electrical conductivity of his skin by orders of magnitude. In ‘Blowout’, a woman races against time and a previously undocumented geological phenomenon to save her brother on the surface of Mars. In ‘Ganger’, a young woman trapped in a city run by machines must transfer her consciousness into an artificial body and find a way to give her life purpose. In ‘Debut’, Nairobi-based technical support engineer tries to understand what is happening when an AI art system begins malfunctioning in ways that could change the world.
The 16 stories of Convergence Problems, which include work published for the first time in this collection, rare stories, and recently-acclaimed work, showcase Talabi at his creative best: playful and profound, exciting and experimental, always interesting.
Science fiction | HC | $60.00

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (a Christmas short-story collection)
Taylor, Jodi
Collects five festive short stories from international bestseller, Jodi Taylor. In her always-eventful worlds, it’s never Christmas without illegal expeditions, riotous misbehaviour, and stories you just can’t put down… This festive collection takes readers from Frogmorton Farm to Time Police HQ, via the Institute of Historical Research at St Mary’s in five (and a bit) short stories. A Bumper Bundle of Christmas tales, all in print for the very first time. Includes a Christmas message from the author, herself, and an exclusive new St Mary’s scene, ‘A Storm in a Teacup’.
Time travel | PBK | $24.99

The Assassin Thief (Soul Thief trilogy 01)
Te Whiu, Madeline
Betrayed by her queen. Haunted by her gifts. Forgotten by her people.
Telium was once the most feared assassin, in all Alkoria. Now, she lives out her days in exile as she fights for dominance over her dark gifts. But all that changes, when an errant Fae warrior enters her domain. Drawn by rumours of a powerful being said to be borne from the shadow of the dark goddess Tenebris. With their kingdoms on the brink of chaos, he calls for her aid in his mission to defeat the Mad Fae King and prevent an all-out war. But the road to the Fae capital of Meannthe is a long one, and haunted by memories of her past, Telium must decide if she can risk losing dominance over the darkness in her soul. The first in a series.
Fantasy | PBK | $24.99

The Soul Thief (Soul Thief trilogy 02)
Te Whiu, Madeline
A vengeful queen. A soul-tethered bond. A new evil rising. Telium’s greatest mistake has cost her more than she can bear. With the revered King of Thresiel dead, the fragile balance between kingdoms is crumbling, and she may be too broken to stop it. Now, the mission she lost everything to prevent is resurging. Her traitorous lover is gone, and someone far more menacing has stepped in to take his place. Forced before an unforgiving Queen to pay for her crimes, Telium is ordered to stop the rising rebellion. With her soul bonded to another, Telium faces a world of corruption, fickle gods and well-buried secrets. She must bargain with her life to protect her people, whatever the cost. The sequel to The Assassin Thief (PBK, $24.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $24.99

Womb City
Tsamaase, Tlotlo
Nelah seems to have it all: fame, wealth, and a long-awaited daughter growing in a government lab. But, trapped in a loveless marriage to a policeman who uses a microchip to monitor her every move, Nelah’s perfect life is precarious. After a drug-fuelled evening culminates in an eerie car accident, Nelah commits a desperate crime and buries the body, daring to hope that she can keep one last secret. The truth claws its way into Nelah’s life, from the grave. As the ghost of her victim viciously hunts down the people Nelah holds dear, she is thrust into a race against the clock: in order to save any of her remaining loved ones, Nelah must unravel the political conspiracy her victim was on the verge of exposing – or risk losing everyone. Set in a cruel futuristic surveillance state where bodies are a government-issued resource, this harrowing story is a twisty, nail-biting commentary on power, monstrosity, and bodily autonomy. In sickeningly evocative prose, Womb City interrogates how patriarchy pits women against each other, as unwitting collaborators in their own oppression.
Horror | HC | $65.00

What Price Victory? (Worlds of Honor (Honorverse) 07)
Weber, David (editor)
The hottest military sf series of all time continues. The mission: to boldly explore David Weber’s Honorverse, and to deliver all the action, courage, derring-do, and pulse-pounding excitement of space naval adventure with tales set in a world touched by the greatness of one epic heroine – Honor Harrington. New Honorverse tales by Timothy Zahn & Thomas Pope, Jane Lindskold, Jan Kotouc, and Joelle Presby. Plus ‘First Victory’, an all-new novella by David Weber!
Space opera | TP | $39.95

The Night Angel trilogy (boxed set)
Weeks, Brent
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art – and he is the city’s most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is just the beginning. He was raised on the streets and knows an opportunity when he sees one – even when the risks are as high as working for someone like Durzo Blint. Azoth must learn to navigate the assassins’ world of dangerous politics and strange magics – and become the perfect killer. From bestselling author Brent Weeks comes his breakout fantasy trilogy – in which a young boy trains under the city’s most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. This boxed set includes the three novels of the trilogy: The Way of Shadows, Shadow’s Edge, and Beyond the Shadows.
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $65.00

Shores of a New Horizon (Terraforming Mars)
Wehm, M Darusha
After a century of struggle, the terraforming of Mars was intended to bring peace and prosperity to the colonists of the Red Planet, but while the planet may be liveable, humans bring their own chaos. On Mars, terraforming breakthroughs leave citizens dreaming of a transformed planet. However, when a contaminated ice asteroid puts water supplies in peril, the dream quickly shatters. Professor Zambrotta ‘Zammi’ Kaspar is tasked to investigate a fatal crash on a remote ice asteroid, but he never expects to discover his missing sister there as an indentured worker for the Mining Guild. As the siblings reconnect and dig deeper into the mystery of the contaminated water, they both discover a personal legacy of secrets and loss over competing visions for the future of humanity. Can they unite to reveal the truth behind the water contamination before their dream of a terraformed Mars evaporates into the newly-formed atmosphere?
Space opera | TP | $24.99

Runes of War (Book of Torra Alta 01)
Welch, Jane
The adventure begins… Torra Alta is under attack. Threatened by a new ice age, the barbaric tribes of the vast Northern Trunda join forces, under the bloody rule of warrior chief Morbak, to form the Vaalakan army. As they set out to achieve dominion of the world, only the frontier castle of Torra Alta stands in their way. For 1,000 years Torra Alta has stood triumphant and unconquerable, perched on a pillar of rock – where dragons once had their lair. As Baron Branwolf prepares his defences, ominous sounds emerge from the labyrinth of dragon-built tunnels beneath the castle. Against the baron’s orders, his son, Caspar, accompanies the party despatched to seal off the tunnels. When Caspar discovers an ancient dragon’s hoard of treasure, the magical light of a moonstone proves too tempting, and Caspar takes it. But, alas, it is no ordinary moonstone – it is the Druid’s Eye, and if it falls into the wrong hands, Morbak will be invincible. Only the long-abandoned Runes of War can save Torra Alta, and only Caspar with his newfound power, can find them… A reissue of the first volume of the Book of Torra Alta.
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

The Lost Runes (Book of Torra Alta 02)
Welch, Jane
Caspar travels South into Belbidida with his companions, Hal and Brid, straight into the heart of the New Faith, the enemy of Brid’s Goddess. The trio trail Vaalakan spies, seeking out the Druid’s Eye – the Egg – in all its glory. The Egg’s power alone can keep the fortress of Torra Alta safe. But in the land of the Inquisition, all trace of ancient lore has been stamped out, including a sect of mute priestesses known as the Keepers. As the fate of Torra Alta hangs in the balance, Caspar must race to find the Lost Runes the Keepers guarded, or the Eye may never be found… A reissue of the second volume of the Book of Torra Alta; the first is Runes of War (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

The Runes of Sorcery (Book of Torra Alta 03)
Welch, Jane
Whoever holds the Egg controls the ancient animals of power: kraken, wyvern, and dragon. Whoever cracks the Egg unleashes these monsters on the world, unrestrained and beyond the control of anyone alive… Three young Torra Altans, Caspar, Brid, and Hal, are closing in on the immemorial hiding place of the Egg. Strange wild beasts that sense their purpose follow close behind. From Yew Wood to Lake of Tears, spices and enemies pursue them. The Mother Goddess has promised that once the Egg is brought to their ancient home in the North, the starving hordes of Vaalakans, besieging the castle, will be driven back. But creatures of legend desire to be real, and time is running out. A reissue of the third volume of the Book of Torra Alta; the first is Runes of War (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy (reissue) | PBK | $22.99

The Book of Ile-Rien (duology omnibus)
Wells, Martha
An omnibus edition, collecting both books of the Ile-Rien duology, Element of Fire and Death of the Necromancer, by Martha Wells – the author of Witch King (TP, $34.99) and the Murderbot Diaries. Both novels have been revised and updated; these are the author’s preferred texts.
The Element of Fire:
The kingdom of Ile-Rien lies in peril, menaced by sorcerous threats and devious intrigue, when Kade, bastard sister of King Roland, appears unexpectedly at court. The illegitimate daughter of the old king and the Queen of Air and Darkness herself, Kade’s true desires are cloaked in mystery. It falls to Thomas Boniface, Captain of the Queen’s Guard, to keep the kingdom from harm. But is one man’s steel enough to counter all the magic of fayre?
The Death of the Necromancer:
Nicholas Valiarde is a passionate, embittered nobleman and the greatest thief in all of Ile-Rien. On the gaslit streets of the city, Nicholas assumes the guise of a master criminal, stealing jewels from wealthy nobles to finance his quest for a long-pursued vengeance. But Nicholas’ murderous mission is being interrupted by a series of eerie, unexplainable, and fatal events. A dark magic opposes him, and traces of a necromantic power that hasn’t been used for centuries abound. Nicholas and his compatriots find themselves battling an ancient evil. And if they lose? Death would be preferable, to the fate that awaits them…
Fantasy (reissue) | TP | $39.99

Emperor of Ruin (Burningblade & Silvereye 03)
Wexler, Django
Gyre and Maya – two siblings, divided by magic and revolution – must finally join forces and rally the people to take down the Twilight Order, once and for all. The last surviving Chosen, Ashok, has finally risen up and taken control of the Twilight Order. He promises equality and prosperity, but Gyre and Maya know the truth. Only death follows in Ashok’s wake. To take him down, Gyre will have to unite old allies – from all across the Splinter Kingdoms and the depths of Deepfire. And Maya will have to seek out a legendary weapon hidden in the mountains that could turn the tide in their battle for freedom… The final book of Django Wexler’s brilliantly-imagined epic fantasy trilogy, which begins with Ashes of the Sun (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

The Anatomy of Songs
White, Megan
Bestowed the Songs of both Life and Death, Kasira Severen spends her days as a Daughter of Silba, curing the Lowtown of their ailments. When the sun sets, however, she becomes the city’s most notorious assassin. Now, under her father’s command, she’s hunting her biggest target yet. Veridian Erris is the Crown Prince of Livadha, and he fears his whisky-fuelled life is about to end. With the bodies of soldiers piling up on the northern borders, and nobles turning up dead on the docks, he has no choice but to try and broker peace with the exiled Queen. As long as he survives the attempts on his life before they arrive. With dark twisting conspiracies, treacherous ancestors and a hair-raising night watcher stalking the streets, the two fated enemies have far more to be wary of than each other.
Fantasy | PBK | $24.99

Big Time
Winters, Ben H
What if time could be taken from us – the minutes, the hours, the years of our lives, extracted like organs taken for transplant? What would it mean for the world? And what would it do to the person from whom it’s taken?
Grace Berney is a mid-level bureaucrat in the Food and Drug Administration, a woman who once brimmed with purpose but somehow turned into a middle-aged single mom with a dull government job and a melancholy sense that life has passed her by. Until the night a strange photo comes across her desk, of a young woman in a hospital bed who has been subjected to a mysterious procedure. Against orders and against common sense, Grace sets out to bring the girl to safety, and finds herself risking her job, her future, and her life – on whether she can find the missing girl; before an obsessive and violent mercenary, who’s also looking. Big Time is a fast-paced thriller, and a metaphysical mystery about the very nature of our lives.
SF thriller | HC | $65.00

What Lies Beyond the Veil (Of Flesh & Bone 01)
Woods, Harper L
Once, we’d worshipped them as Gods.
For nearly 400 years, the Veil has protected us from the Fae of Alfheimr. In their absence, our lives have shifted from decadence and sin to survival and virtue under the guidance of the New Gods. I’ve spent my entire life tending to the gardens next to the boundary between our worlds, drawn to the shimmering magic like a moth to the flame.
Then, we died on their swords.
All of that changes, the day the Veil shatters, unleashing the fae upon our world, once again. The magic of faerie marks those of us they mean to take, but the Mist Guard protecting Nothrek will kill us all before they let the fae have us. There’s no choice, but to flee everything I’ve ever known, not if I want to live to see my 21st birthday as a free woman.
Now, they’ll claim what’s theirs.
But before they capture me, Caelum saves me from the Wild Hunt. Fae-marked and on the run, he is able to fight back in ways I only dream of. From tentative alliance to all-consuming passion, our bond strengthens, as the fae close in and evil lurks ever nearer. With my life on the line, he is everything I shouldn’t dare to want and a distraction I can’t afford. I can’t seem to stay away, not even with something greater on the line. My heart.
The first in a dark fantasy romance series, perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas and Jennifer L Armentrout.
Fantasy romance | PBK | $22.99

What Hunts Inside the Shadows (Of Flesh & Bone 02)
Woods, Harper L
Once, I fell in love with a man who deceived me. For weeks, he stood by my side, twisting his words into pretty, half truths. He enraptured me with his smooth temptation, leaving no corner of my being untouched. He consumed my mind and my body, then finally claimed my heart for himself. But Caelum’s true identity is terrifying enough to bring me to my knees. Then, I discovered the truth of who he is. Caldris is whispered in the Nothrek wind. The legend we only speak of with hushed words, in shuttered rooms, for fear of drawing his wrath, once again. His intentions are a mystery, his desires impure, and he seeks to shackle me to his side for all eternity. With the Wild Hunt as our guard, he points us back to where it all began: the village of Mistfell and the boundary where the Veil once shimmered in the wind. Now, another secret crouches, poised to change everything. The Mist Guard have been sworn to keep us from crossing into Alfheimr, and from treading Faerie soil, even if innocents must pay with their lives. They have orders to resurrect Mistfell’s shimmering barrier, but, once again, there’s a greater cost than what has been revealed. Once, the people of Northrek blamed me when the Veil fell. Soon, they’ll want me to pay the price the magic requires. The first in this darkly romantic fantasy series is What Hunts Inside the Shadows (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy romance | PBK | $22.99

What Lurks Between the Fates (Of Flesh & Bone 03)
Woods, Harper L
Once, I’d chosen my mate, instead of freedom. For weeks, we retraced our steps back to Mistfell and the lingering shadow of the Veil at the boundary between realms. Traveling through the kingdom, I denied the evidence in front of me, unable to fathom that I wasn’t the lost princess of Faerie. Instead, it is Fallon who must fear the consequences of her heritage. Which leaves me with a single, unanswered question. Then, I awoke, caged high above the throne of the Queen of Air and Darkness. Mab is the Queen, who keeps all of Alfheimr held squirming within her clawed grasp. She uses the children of Faerie to sustain the magic granted to her by the cursed gem atop her crown, which has carved her from the girl she once was into a dark vessel, obsessed with power. She thrives on cruelty, and wields our love as an instrument for pain. Now, I’ll play the games of the Fae. I’m a curiosity, my presence an enigma that was never foreseen. I may not be Mab’s daughter, yet she still keeps me close, as she forges me into a weapon against humans and Fae alike. Mab may not own me yet, but she controls the life of the man I love. There is nothing I wouldn’t do to see him freed. Even if I have to become the villain to do it. The first in this darkly romantic fantasy series is What Hunts Inside the Shadows (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy romance | PBK | $22.99

The Icarus Job (Icarus Saga 03)
Zahn, Timothy
For years, Gregory Roarke and his Kadolian partner Selene worked as crocketts, combing through the atmospheres of uninhabited worlds for places that might be colonised or hold valuable resources. Now, they work for the Icarus Group, a top-secret government organisation hunting for portals created by a long-vanished alien race, portals that can teleport a person hundreds or thousands of light-years in the blink of an eye. Usually, those hunts are long and tedious. But Roarke has now been handed an intriguing offer. A criminal boss, Robertine Cherno, will hand over a hitherto unknown portal to the Icarus Group in exchange for Roarke and Selene agreeing to transport a passenger named Nikki across the Spiral. There’s only one catch. Nikki is a professional, high-priced, highly-feared assassin. And she’s on the job. That would have been bad enough. But when the alien Patth also move to gain possession of the portal, bad quickly promises to go to worse. Especially when it becomes clear that Nikki, herself, is being hunted by someone. It’s up to Roarke and Selene to untangle the mysteries, and get to the truth, before they become someone’s collateral damage. The Icarus Saga begins with The Icarus Plot (PBK, $26.95).
Space opera | HC | $62.95

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