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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, […]

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The Lays of Anuskaya: The Complete Trilogy (Omnibus Edition) by Bradley Beaulieu ( Quillings Literary July 2017) Among inhospitable and unforgiving seas stands Khalakovo, a mountainous archipelago of seven islands, its prominent eyrie stretching a thousand feet into the sky. Serviced by windships bearing goods and dignitaries, Khalakovo’s eyrie stands at the crossroads of world […]

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Heart of the Land (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 5) by Sarah Prineas (Scholastic Inc. May 2017) Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are young heroes who stopped an unstoppable monster. They are Greencloaks — guardians chosen from every nation of Erdas — and together with their powerful spirit animals, they fight to protect […]

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The House of Binding Thorns (A Dominion of the Fallen Novel) by Aliette De Bodard (Ace, April 2017) As the city rebuilds from the onslaught of sorcery that nearly destroyed it, the great Houses of Paris, ruled by Fallen angels, still contest one another for control over the capital. House Silverspires was once the most […]

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With Blood Upon the Sand (Song of Shattered Sands) by Bradley P. Beaulieu (DAW, February 2017)  Çeda, now a Blade Maiden in service to the kings of Sharakhai, trains as one of their elite warriors, gleaning secrets even as they send her on covert missions to further their rule. She knows the dark history of […]

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The Liberation (The Alchemy Wars) by Ian Tregillis (Orbit, December 2016) I am the mechanical they named Jax. My kind was built to serve humankind, duty-bound to fulfil their every whim. But now our bonds are breaking, and my brothers and sisters are awakening.Our time has come. A new age is dawning. Set in a […]

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 Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas (Harper Teen, October 2016) After the spell protecting her is destroyed, Rose seeks safety in the world outside the valley she had called home. She’s been kept hidden all her life to delay the three curses she was born with—curses that will put her into her own fairy tale […]