Fiction: SF, Fantasy & Horror
daughter’s new playmate has an uncanny
resemblence to another little girl who
lived, and died, next door. Is Laurie slowly
losing her mind? Or is something truly
unspeakable happening to those sweet
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Trem-blay (June 2, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN
978-0-06-236323-7). This tale of psychological horror, focusing on a teen girl whose
schizophrenia may be caused by demonic
possession, raises vexing questions about
memory and reality, science and religion,
and the nature of evil. 75,000-copy
announced first printing.
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (May
19, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-06-
219037-6). As the end of the world nears,
intrepid pioneers set off for lives on
another planet. Five thousand years later,
their descendants travel to an alien world
utterly transformed by cataclysm and
time: Earth. 250,000-copy announced
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The Dangerous Type:
The Dangerous Type Tril-
ogy, Book 1 by Loren Rhoads
(July 7, paper, $15.99, ISBN
Entombed for 20 years,
Reana, one of the galaxy’s
most dangerous assassins, has
been released in the midst of
a galaxy-wide war and the
destruction of a human
empire. Now free, she begins
her quest for vengeance.
Shower of Stones of Jeroun by Zachary Jernigan (June 2, hardcover, $26.99,
ISBN 978-1-59780-817-0). The warrior
Vedas Tezul renounced his faith, calling for
revolt. Three months later the world has
not improved and is instead on the verge of
Children of the Comet by Donald Mof-fitt (June 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-
4976-8294-8). In the very far future, on top
of a gigantic tree rooted in the ice ball of a
comet, a young man’s rite-of-passage journey leads to unexpected encounters that
threaten to destroy his native civilization.
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson (May
19, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0-316-
09810-6). The voyage from Earth began
generations ago. Now the travelers
approach their new home: Aurora. 75,000-
copy announced first printing.
A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall (Apr. 14, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-
0-316-27798-3). Twenty years ago, feared
general Cobalt Zosia led her mercenary
army into battle, wrestling monsters and
toppling an empire. Now the peace she
carved for herself has been shattered by
the unprovoked slaughter of her village.
Seeking vengeance, Zosia heads for battle
once more. 30,000-copy announced first
The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis (Mar.
10, paper, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-24800-
6). This epic novel of revolution, adventure, and the struggle for free will is set
against an alternate Jazz Age filled with
magic and wondrous mechanics. 25,000-copy announced
Prudence by Gail Carri-ger (Mar. 17, hardcover, $20,
The children of the characters
from the Parasol Protectorate
get their own series, set in a
whimsical and magical alternate version of Victorian
announced first printing.
Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow
(June 23, paper, $15, ISBN 978-0-316-
27785-3) launches a series where the fairy
world inhabits diners, dive bars, and trailer
parks. The first novel features a half-human, half-fae construction worker with
a hidden past.
Superposition by David Walton (Apr.
7, paper, $17, ISBN 978-1-63388-012-
2). This quantum physics murder mystery
is a mind-bending near-future science
fiction adventure that twists and distorts
reality. 30,000-copy announced first
Down by Ally Blue (Apr. 6, e-book,
$6.99, ISBN 978-1-62649-258-5). Below
the ocean’s surface, a new discovery heralds
a scientific breakthrough, until brutal violence destroys the underwater mining facility. The surviving crew works desperately
to find the cause of the horrors around
them. What they uncover could annihilate
the human race.
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
(Mar. 10, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-1-
4767-6718-5). Four hundred years in the
future, following massive nuclear destruction, everyone is born with a twin. In each
pair, one is healthy, the other deformed.
And when a person dies, their twin dies
City of Savages by Lee Kelly (Feb. 3,
hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-
1030-4). After the Red Allies turn New
York City into a POW camp, two sisters
must decipher the past in order to protect
the future in this action-packed thriller
with a dual narrative.
Cold Iron by Stina Leicht (June 23,
hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-
4255-8). Fraternal twins Nels and Suvi
move beyond their royal heritage and into
military and magical dominion in this
flintlock epic fantasy novel.
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu (Apr.