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My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton (Harper Teen June 2018)  You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare for an adventure of […]

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Still So Strange by Amanda Downum (Chizine Publications May, 2018) Drawing heavily on Lovecraftiana and myth, these are tales of devil’s bargains, love songs to monsters, and the people―human and otherwise―who inhabit liminal spaces. Ghosts, gods, and ghouls make their way as best they can, one step sideways from the mortals around them. Many are […]

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Star Wars Most Wanted by Rae Carson (Disney Lucasfilm Press May 2018)  Set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story! Han and Qi’ra don’t have a lot in common other than not having a lot. They’re street kids on the industrial planet Corellia, doing whatever it takes to get by, dreaming of something more. […]

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A Veil of Spears (Song of Shattered Sands) by Bradley Beaulieu (Daw March 2018)  Since the Night of Endless Swords, a bloody battle the Kings of Sharakhai narrowly won, the kings have been hounding the rebels known as the Moonless Host. Many have been forced to flee the city, including Çeda, who discovers that the […]

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Stone Mad: A Karen Memory Adventure by Elizabeth Bear (Tor.com March 2018)  Readers met the irrepressible Karen Memory in Elizabeth Bear’s 2015 novel Karen Memory, and fell in love with her steampunk Victorian Pacific Northwest city, and her down-to-earth story-telling voice. Now Karen is back with Stone Mad, a new story about spiritualists, magicians, con-men, and an […]

On The Shelves (December)

Canto Bight (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, John Jackson Miller (Del Rey December, 2017) Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers […]

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Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories by Beth Cato (Fairwood Press, November 2017) This debut collection from Nebula-nominated author Beth Cato brings together works that span history and space, a showcase of vividly imagined speculative stories that range from introspective and intense to outright whimsical. Here you’ll find the souls of horses bonded […]

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The Stone in the Skull (The Lotus Kingdoms) by Elizabeth Bear (Tor Books, October 2017) Hugo Award–winning author Elizabeth Bear returns to her critically acclaimed epic fantasy world of the Eternal Sky with a brand new trilogy. The Stone in the Skull takes readers over the dangerous mountain passes of the Steles of the Sky […]

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Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles) by Jodi Meadows (Katherine Tegen Books, September 2017) From the New York Times bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane comes a smoldering new fantasy trilogy about a girl condemned for defending dragons and the inner fire that may be her only chance of escape. Mira has always been a symbol […]

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Call of Fire (Blood of Earth) by Beth Cato (Harper Voyager, August 2017) When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, […]