Fiction: SF, Fantasy & Horror
250-05580-4). Barker’s first novel for
adults since 2007 takes readers back to the
early days of two of his most famous characters, supernatural investigator Harry
D’Amour and evil priest Pinhead, in a
battle of good and evil as old as time.
The Fall by R.J. Pineiro (July 28, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05214-8).
Federal contractor Jack Taylor has been
assigned to test an orbital parachute jump.
He hits the speed of sound and disappears
into an alternate universe where he’s been
dead for five years, his wife still loves him,
and his boss is on the wrong side.
Love in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Judd Trichter (Feb. 3, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-250-03602-5).
After Eliot Lazar’s android fiancée gets
kidnapped, chopped up, and sold for scrap,
he embarks on a hellish journey to recover
her parts and reassemble the robot woman
of his dreams.
The Path of Anger by Antoine Rouaud
(May 5, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-
250-05922-2). In year 10 of the new
Republic, Dun-Cadal, once the greatest
general of the Empire, is drinking his life
away. Viola is a young historian looking for
the last emperor’s sword, said to have been
taken by Dun-Cadal. Her search embroils
them both in a series of assassinations in
this high-tension fantasy novel.
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Slow Bullets by Alastair Reynolds
(June 9, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-
61696-193-0). From the author of the
Revelation Space series comes an interstellar adventure of war, identity, betrayal, and
the preservation of civilization itself.
The Very Best of Kate Elliott by Kate
Elliott (Feb. 10, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-
1-61696-179-4). Strong heroines and riveting storytelling are the hallmarks of
Elliott’s memorable short fiction. This is
her first collection, containing 20 years’
worth of stories.
Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction
by Hannu Rajaniemi (May 12, hardcover,
$25.95, ISBN 978-1-61696-192-3).
post-cyberpunk, and posthuman tales are full of exhilarating energy and unpredictable optimism. Whether the
next big step in technology is
3D printing, genetic alteration, or unlimited space
travel, Rajaniemi writes
about what happens after.
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Cash Crash Jubilee: Book 1 of the
Jubilee Cycle by Eli K.P. William (May 5,
hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-940456-
27-0). Every action, from blinking to sexual
intercourse, is intellectual property. Every
inch of Tokyo crawls with information and
shifting cinematic promotainment. In this
near-future world of corporate finance run
amok, one man will do anything for truth
and justice. 10,000-copy announced first
Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia (Mar. 3,
paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-940456-24-
9). In the land of the dead, there is little to
do but drink, thieve, and gamble eternity
away. Jacob, a preservationist providing a
kind of taxidermy to keep his clients lifelike, begins a quest in search of the Living
Man, the only adventurer to cross into the
underworld without dying first.
Solomon’s Arrow by J. Dalton Jennings (July 7, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-
940456-22-5). In the mid-21st century,
the oceans are rising, the world’s population is growing, and terrorist organizations
are running rampant. A consortium of the
wealthy builds an interstellar ship to ensure
the survival of the human race. But looming on the horizon are threats nobody could
Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman
(July 14, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-
7653-3629-3). Scientists investigating a
new habitable planet find an extraordinary
crystalline world laden with dark matter
and inhabited by a blind, sentient species
whose members navigate their world with
Corsair by James L. Cambias (May 5, hardcover,
$25.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-
7910-8). Space pirates and
computer programmers battle in a thrilling near-future
adventure, in which robotic
mining in space has become a
lucrative part of Earth’s economy, and hackers fight for
dominance of the computer
systems controlling the valuable shipments.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E.
Schwab (Feb. 24, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN
978-0-7653-7645-9). Four parallel Londons
are linked by couriers who undertake risky
jobs for thrills, money, and political advance-
ment. A government courier and a thief team
up for an adventure fraught with danger.
The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán
(July 28, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-
7653-3296-7). Milán’s splendidly weird
world of the Dinosaur Lords mirrors 14th-
century Europe with its dynastic rivalries,
religious wars, and byzantine politics—
except the weapons of choice are dinosaurs.
Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory
(Mar. 24, hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-
7653-7695-4). Harrison Harrison, a teen
“sensitive” who’s attuned to the supernatural world, must face his fears and find his
missing mother in a Lovecraftian town
where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy
teachers run the local high school.
Time Salvager by Wesley Chu (July 7,
hardcover, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-
7718-0). In a future where Earth is a toxic,
abandoned world and humanity has spread
into the outer solar system to survive, the
tightly controlled use of time travel holds
the key to maintaining a fragile existence
among the planets and their moons.
The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway (July 7, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-
0-7653-7966-5). Brockway, senior editor
and columnist at Cracked.com, debuts
with a funny and frightening urban fantasy
with horror elements. There are angels;
there are demons; and they are the same
thing. It’s up to Carey and Kaitlyn to stop
them and save the human race.