Rae Carson, The Bitter Kingdom
(HarperCollins/Greenwillow Sep 2013)
Young Queen Elisa deals with enemiesher country in this young-adult fantasy novel, third in the acclaimed trilogy begun in The Girl of Fire and Thorns. This is ‘‘feminist fantasy of the most epic variety… one of the best of its type.’’ [Gwenda Bond]
Adam-Troy Castro, Her Husband’s Hands and Other Stories
( Books Feb 2014)
The latest collection from a distinctivein dark presents eight stories with notes on each by the author, who explores in powerful depth.
Mur Lafferty, Ghost Train to New Orleans
(Orbit Mar 2014)
Zoë Norris, human writer of zombie, travels to in this second urban fantasy novel in the series begun in The Shambling Guide to New York City. ‘‘This book, like its predecessor, feels inhabited and alive…. even more entertaining than Shambling Guide.’’ [Adrienne Martini]
Ian McDonald, Empress of the Sun
(Pyr Feb 2014)
The entertaining world-hopping adventures ofSingh and companions continue in this third volume in the young-adult SF Everness series, with encounters including ‘‘a terrific Big Dumb Object and a civilization of evolved dinosaurs…. YA or not, the Everness series may be the most enjoyable ongoing series that SF currently has to offer.’’ [Gary K. Wolfe] First published in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books.
Ben Peek, Dead Americans and Other Stories
(ChiZine Publications Feb 2014)
, The Memory of Sky
(Prime Books Mar 2014)
This hefty omnibus presents a complete, original SF trilogy set in Reed’s acclaimed Great Ship universe, following a peculiar boy in a wondrously, a seemingly frail child whose potential to change the universe is both a treasure and terrifying.
Brandon , Words of Radiance
(Tor Mar 2014)
Detailed worldbuilding, strong characters, and a fascinatingdrive this truly epic fantasy of the war between humans and the humanoid Parshendi on the world of Roshar continues in this second volume of the Stormlight Archive series, begun in The Way of Kings.
Kathleen Tierney, Red Delicious
(Roc Feb 2014)
Gritty urban fantasy meets noir in this second novel about foul-mouthed werepireSiobhan Quinn, this time tracking down the missing daughter of a prominent necromancer. Written pseudonymously by noted author Caítlin R. Kiernan.
, Like a Mighty Army
(Tor Feb 2014)
The seventh volume in the sweeping Safehold series adds new twists to this complex mix of military SF and detailed worldbuilding.
(Harpercollins/Balzer + Bray Nov 2013)
In a world of, one teen tries to rescue a friend who falls for promises of better looks through teleportation technology, and uncovers dangerous deceptions. An action-filled young-adult SF thriller, the first in a trilogy. Published in Australia as Jump.