Science Fiction & Fantasy Catalogue: February 2018

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in February 2018.

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Abbreviations used in this catalogue: PBK = ‘A’ or ‘B’ format (standard size) paperback;TP = ‘B+’ or ‘C’ format (oversize) trade paperback;HC = hardcover or cloth binding.

Until next time, good reading!

February 2018 includes new books by: Katherine Arden, Patricia Briggs, Gini Koch, Elizabeth Moon, Christopher Nuttall, Alastair Reynolds, Mike Shepherd, Jeff VanderMeer… and many others.

New Science Fiction & Fantasy

Zenith (Androma Saga 01)
Alsberg, Sasha & Cummings, Lindsay
Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness: a powerful mercenary, whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her fearsome glass starship the Marauder, she’s just Andi, their captain and protector. When a routine mission goes awry, the all-girl crew’s resilience is tested as they find themselves in a most unfamiliar place: at the mercy of a powerful bounty hunter, connected to Andi’s past and a harrowing betrayal. The first in a series; featuring an all-girl spaceship crew taking control and showing the boys how it’s done, with romance, tragedy and ray guns.
YA science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Elisha Daemon (Dark Apostle 05)
Ambrose, E C
Elisha was once a lowly barber-surgeon from the poorest streets of 14th-century London; now, he may be the most powerful magus alive. He faces the necromancers, a shadowy cult of magi who draw their power from fear and murder – and who have just unleashed the greatest plague the world has ever known upon a continent already destabilised by wars, assassinations, and religious conflict. Empires and armies are helpless with no clear enemy to fight. The Church loses its hold upon the faithful, as prayers go unanswered. Europe has become a bottomless well of terror and death, from which the necromancers drink deep as the citizens sink into despair. Elisha knows that if there is to be any chance of survival, he must root out the truth of the pestilence at its unexpected source: the great medical school at Salerno. There, Elisha might uncover the knowledge to heal his world. But as he does, his former mentor, the beautiful witch Brigit, lays her own plans. For there may be one thing upon the face of the planet deadlier than the plague: the unfiltered power of Death, within Elisha himself. The final instalment of the Dark Apostle series.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The Girl in the Tower (Winternight 02)
Arden, Katherine
For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage, or a life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic… The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile, bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse. Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior’s training, recognises this ‘boy’ as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret; as she may be the only way to save the city, from threats both human and fantastical… A sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

Senlin Ascends (Books of Babel 01)
Bancroft, Josiah
Mild-mannered headmaster, Thomas Senlin prefers his adventures to be safely contained within the pages of a book. So, when he loses his new bride shortly after embarking on the honeymoon of their dreams, he is ill prepared for the trouble that follows. To find her, Senlin must enter the Tower of Babel – a world of geniuses and tyrants, of menace and wonder, of unusual animals and mysterious machines. He must endure betrayal, assassination attempts and the long guns of a flying fortress. And if he hopes to ever see his wife again, he will have to do more than just survive… this quiet man of letters must become a man of action. ‘One of the best reads I’ve had in ages.’ – Mark Lawrence.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Blood of Assassins (Wounded Kingdom 02)
Barker, R J
The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton’s heels. The place he knew no longer exists. War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown – and one of them is Girton’s old friend Rufra. Girton finds himself hurrying to uncover a plot to murder Rufra on what should be the day of the king’s greatest victory. But while Girton deals with threats inside and outside Rufra’s war encampment, he can’t help wondering if his greatest enemy hides beneath his own skin. The sequel to the popular Age of Assassins (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories (collection)
Barnhill, Kelly
A stunning first collection of acclaimed short fictions, teeming with uncanny characters whose stories unfold in worlds, at once strikingly human and eerily original. Includes the World Fantasy Award-winning novella: The Unlicensed Magician, introducing the secret, magical life of an invisible girl, once left for dead. ‘Reminiscent of Ray Bradbury or Angela Carter… Whether Barnhill’s settings are contemporary, historical, or dystopian, she mixes the feeling of fairy tales with the psychological preoccupations of literary fiction.’ – Kirkus Reviews.
Fantasy collection | HC | $46.95

Spring Tide
Beckett, Chris
A thought-provoking collection of contemporary short stories from the winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 2013. Beckett displays both incredible range and extraordinary subtlety as a writer. Every story is a world unto itself – each one beautifully realised and brilliantly imagined.
Short fiction collection | TP | $29.99

City of Miracles (Divine Cities 03)
Bennett, Robert Jackson
Shara Komayd, once Prime Minister of Saypur, has been assassinated. News travels fast and far, even to a remote logging town somewhere northwest of Bulikov, where the silent Dreyling worker ‘Bjorn’ picks up the newspaper and walks out. He is shocked and grieved and furious; he’s been waiting thirteen years for Shara, his closest friend, to tell him to come home. Now he has no one else in his life, and nothing to live for – except to find the people who did this. Sigrud wasn’t there for the death of his daughter, and he wasn’t there when Shara was murdered. Now, ‘Bjorn’ is dead and Sigrud is back. And he will find answers, for Shara, and for himself. He’s made a promise… Follows City of Stairs (PBK, $19.99) and City of Blades (PBK, $22.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Etched in Bone (The Others 05)
Bishop, Anne
Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened, when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings. With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end – with her standing beside a grave…
Urban fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The Complete Trilogy (Outer Earth omnibus)
Boffard, Rob
Outer Earth is a huge space station orbiting the ruins of our planet. Dirty, overcrowded and inescapable… it is humanity’s last refuge… and, possibly, its final resting place. For there are dark forces at work on the station: forces that seek to unleash chaos. If they succeed, there will be nowhere left to run. An omnibus edition containing all three of the Outer Earth novels: Tracer, Zero-G, and Impact. This series has had some good customer feedback.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson 10)
Briggs, Patricia
Coyote shapeshifter Mercy Thompson is attacked and abducted in her home territory. Fighting off a crazed werewolf, she manages to escape, only to find herself alone in the heart of Europe, without money, without clothing and on the run from the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world. Unable to contact her pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, but first she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy needs to be at her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves – and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise…
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.99

Olympus Bound (Olympus Bound 03)
Brodsky, Jordanna Max
With the pantheon at her side, Selene must journey back to the seat of her immortal power: from the streets of Rome and the temples of Athens, to the heights of Mount Olympus itself. The conclusion of the trilogy, following The Immortals and Winter of the Gods (PBK, $19.99 each).
Supernatural thriller | PBK | $19.99

Black Mirror: Volume I: A Literary Season
Brooker, Charlie (editor)
Edited by Charlie Brooker, the creator of the series Black Mirror, this book takes the very essence of the globally-acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly-satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world. This is Black Mirror in book form, allowed to roam through the imaginations of Cory Doctorow, Sylvain Neuvel, and Claire North. This collection will challenge you to see the world in a different – and more disturbing – light. You have been warned…
SF anthology | HC | $52.95

Witchy Eye
Butler, D J
Sarah Calhoun is the fifteen-year-old daughter of the Elector Andrew Calhoun, one of Appalachee’s military heroes and one of the electors who gets to decide who will next ascend as the Emperor of the New World. None of that matters to Sarah. She has a natural talent for hexing and one bad eye, and all she wants is to be left alone – especially by outsiders. But Sarah’s world gets turned on its head at the Nashville Tobacco Fair, when a Yankee wizard-priest tries to kidnap her. Sarah fights back with the aid of a mysterious monk named Thalanes, who is one of the not-quite-human Firstborn, the Moundbuilders of the Ohio. It is Thalanes who reveals to Sarah a secret heritage, she never dreamed could be hers…
Flintlock fantasy | PBK | $19.95

The City of Brass (Daevabad trilogy 01)
Chakraborty, S A
When Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally-sly, darkly-mysterious djinn warrior, to her side; he tells Nahri an extraordinary tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass. In Daevabad, within gilded brass walls laced with enchantments and behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments run deep… The first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Siege Line (Shadow Ops: Gemini Cell 03)
Cole, Myke
The Gemini Cell has taken everything from former Navy SEAL James Schweitzer: his family, his career, his life. Schweitzer knows the only way he can stop running, the only way to keep his son safe, is to destroy the Cell, once and for all. But out of control and fighting a secret war against the government it once served, the Cell will not be destroyed easily. Its Director has been sent to the far reaches of the subarctic to search for a secret that could allow the Cell to seize control of the country. Schweitzer must move fast and join with the elite warriors of both America and Canada, in a bid to get there first…
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

March of War (Virtues of War 03)
Coles, Bennett R
When it’s learned that the Centauris employ new and deadly technology, Terran forces must up their own destructive capabilities. Yet, how far can the violence be taken before results become atrocities?
Military SF | PBK | $19.99

The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow
Denton, Danny
Ireland is flooded, derelict. It never stops raining. The Kid in Yellow has stolen the babba from the Earlie King. Why? Something to do with the King’s daughter, and a talking statue, something godawful. And from every wall the King’s Eye watches. And, yet, the city is full of hearts – defiant – sprayed in yellow, the mark of the Kid. It cannot end well. Can it? Follow the Kid, hear the tale. Roll up! Roll up!
Dystopian noir thriller | TP | $29.99

I Am Waltz
Dho, Matthew D
In the year 2036, the world is a very controlled place. Robots owned by a single corporation named IRIS have filled the vast majority of jobs. Nearly everyone works for IRIS subsidies. Crime has been all but eliminated, with the exception of actions from anti-AI groups labelled as terrorist organisations by the government. While most humans live in massive cities, Kyle Conscentia spends his days with his father in the Nevada desert. Day in and day out, Kyle’s father recaptures the consciousness of robots to perform hardware upgrades. The two lived a comfortable blue-collar life until Kyle’s 16th birthday, when things changed forever. Framed by the media for something he did not do, and with only a fugitive machine to defend his innocence, Kyle must engage in a quest to clear his name and uncover a dark and hidden truth.
Science fiction | TP | $29.95

The Reluctant Queen (Queens of Renthia 02)
Durst, Sarah
Ven has a single task: to find the best possible candidate to protect the people of Aratay. And as the queen’s power begins to wane and the spirits become emboldened – even as ominous rumours trickle down from the north – Naelin realises that the only way to keep her son and daughter safe is to risk everything. The sequel to The Queen of Blood (PBK, $19.95).
Fantasy | PBK | $16.99

1637: The Volga Rules (Ring of Fire 25)
Flint, Eric; Huff, Gorg & Goodlett, Paula
Inspired by the American up-timers’ radical notion that all people are created equal, Russian serfs are rebelling. The entire village of Poltz, led by blacksmith Stefan Andreevich, pulls up stakes to make a run for freedom. Meanwhile, Czar Mikhail has escaped house arrest, with the aid of up-time car mechanic Bernie Zeppi, his Russian associates – and a zeppelin. The czar makes his way to the village of Ufa. There he intends to set up a government-in-exile. It is to Ufa that the serfs of Poltz are heading, as well. The path is dangerous – for the serfs as well as the czar. They face great distances and highwaymen. But the worst threat is those in the aristocracy who seek to crush the serfs and execute the czar in a bid to drive any hope for Russian freedom under their Parisian-crafted boot heels. But the Russians of 1637 have taken inspiration from their up-timer counterparts. And it could be that a new wind of liberty is about to blow, three centuries early – and change Mother Russia forever.
Alternate history | HC | $46.95

The List
Forde, Patricia
The city of Ark is the last safe place on Earth. To make sure humans avoid the mistakes of their past and are able to survive, everyone in Ark must speak List, a language of only 500 words. Everyone, that is, except Letta. As apprentice to the Wordsmith, Letta can read all the words that have ever existed. Words like freedom, music, and even pineapple tell her about a world she’s never known. One day her master disappears and the leaders of Ark tell Letta she is the new Wordsmith and must shorten List to fewer and fewer words. When Letta meets a mysterious boy who somehow knows all the words that have been banned, she’s faced with a dangerous choice: sit idly by and watch language slowly slip away, or follow a stranger on a path to freedom… or banishment.
YA post-apocalyptic | PBK | $16.99

The Silver Well
Forsyth, Kate & Wilkins, Kim
One English village. Two thousand years of stories. People have always come to make wishes at the Silver Well: in Pagan times and Christian, during revolution and war. When Rosie arrives in the tiny village of Cerne Abbas with a broken heart, she becomes connected across the centuries with others who have yearned for something. Seven stories, set in seven time periods, reveal the deepest longings of the human heart.
Fantasy | TP | $29.99

Gower, Jasmine
In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a warped version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother. Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer – even if it means revealing the grim source of her occult powers.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Forever Ship (Fire Sermon 03)
Haig, Francesca
Paloma’s arrival, with news of Elsewhere and the possibility of a world free of the fatal bond between twins, has given Cass and the resistance a hope worth fighting for. But they are facing a Council more powerful and ruthless than Cass could ever have imagined, willing to unleash weapons from the long-buried past to maintain their power over Alphas and Omegas alike. A struggle has begun, not only for the future of Elsewhere but for the future of the whole world. And what started with fire may end with fire. Follows The Fire Sermon (PBK, $17.99) and The Map of Bones (PBK, $19.99), concluding the trilogy.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Prince of the Spear (Sunsurge Quartet 02)
Hair, David
As empires clash, lives are torn apart and long-held beliefs are overthrown by circumstance and desperation. A young queen whose court is riddled with traitors turns to the wrong people in her hour of need. Two princes clash in the skies, the fate of two nations riding on their skill. Two brothers must reconcile disparate cultures to regain their kingdom. An idealistic rabblerouser sees a chance to strike. And a small group of dwymancers grope blindly for knowledge in a race against time before the masked Cabal strike again. The sequel to Empress of the Fall, which we expect in paperback ($19.99), in March.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

The J R R Tolkien Companion and Guide: Volume 1: Chronology (revised and expanded edition)
Hammond, Wayne G
One of two volumes comprising this definitive work, the Chronology traces J R R Tolkien’s progress from his birth in South Africa in 1892, to the battlefields of France and the lecture halls of Leeds and Oxford, to his success as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, until his death in 1973. It is the most extensive biographical resource about Tolkien ever published. Thousands of details have been drawn from letters, contemporary documents in libraries and archives, and a wide variety of other published and unpublished sources. Assembled together, they form a revealing portrait of Tolkien in all his aspects: the distinguished scholar of Old and Middle English, the capable teacher and administrator, the devoted husband and father, the brilliant creator of Middle-earth.
Fantasy reference | HC | $85.00

The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories
Harris, Charlaine
For the first time together, in one volume, here is the complete short story collection, starring Sookie Stackhouse – with new introductions from Charlaine Harris. New fans can fill in the gaps in their Sookie lore, while old friends can revisit some of their favourite moments and characters. This definitive collection is the perfect binge read, for people who like their stories with bite!
Paranormal | HC | $39.99

You Should Come With Me Now: Stories of Ghosts
Harrison, M John
M John Harrison is a cartographer of the liminal. His work sits at the boundaries between genres – horror and science fiction, fantasy and travel writing – just as his characters occupy the no man’s land between the spatial and the spiritual. Here, in his first collection of short fiction for over 15 years, we see the master of the New Wave present unsettling visions of contemporary urban Britain, as well as supernatural parodies of the wider, political landscape. From gelatinous aliens taking over the world’s financial capitals, to the middle-aged man escaping the pressures of fatherhood by going missing in his own house… these are weird stories for weird times.
Speculative fiction | TP | $35.00

The Fatal Gate (The Gate of Good and Evil 02)
Irvine, Ian
The allies have but one chance to destroy the Merdrun – though, it will involve an alchemical quest that has always ended in ruin, a mad invasion in untested sky ships with untrained pilots and the most unequal battle in all the Histories. The second in Irvine’s new series, after The Summon Stone (PBK, $19.99).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Mission to Methone
Johnson, Les
2065. Chris Holt, working in his office at the Space Resources Corporation, discovers that one of the asteroids he is surveying for mining is actually not an asteroid, at all, but a derelict spaceship. The word gets out and soon the world’s powers are competing to explore and claim for themselves the secrets that it holds. What they don’t know is that across the galaxy, a war has been underway for millennia… a war between alien civilisations that have very different ideas about what should be done about emerging spacefaring civilisations like our own. The artificial intelligence resident in the derelict Holt discovered has been in our solar system since before the dawn of human civilisation, watching, waiting and keeping quiet lest the interstellar war return and wipe out the sentient race that now resides there – humanity…
Science fiction | TP | $31.95

The Wolves of Winter
Johnson, Tyrell
Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive. Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As memories of her old life haunt her, she has been forced to forge ahead in the snow-covered Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap to survive. But her fragile existence is about to be shattered. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community – most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who sets in motion a chain of events that will force Lynn to fulfil a destiny she never imagined.
Dystopia | TP | $29.99

Black Wings of Cthulhu 5
Joshi, S T (editor)
H P Lovecraft’s brand of cosmic horror has long forced readers to an inexorable truth – there are powers in the universe whose immensity dwarfs petty human conflicts. Inspired by Lovecraft, and brought together by editor S T Joshi, the stories in Black Wings of Cthulhu 5 explore the very essence of fear. Between these covers lie many of the finest Lovecraftian authors, including Sunni K Brock, Donald R Burleson, Mollie L Burleson, Nicole Cushing, Jason C Eckhardt, Sam Gafford, Wade German, Cody Goodfellow, David Hambling, Lynne Jamneck, Mark Howard Jones, Caitlín R Kiernan, Nancy Kilpatrick, W H Pugmire, John Reppion, Darrell Schweitzer, Jonathan Thomas, Donald Tyson, Robert H Waugh, and Stephen Woodworth.
Cthulhiana | TP | $29.95

Aliens Abroad (Alien 16)
Koch, Gini
With the human population growing and alien refugees pouring in from around the galaxy, Earth is becoming too overcrowded to sustain itself – and the solar system is filling up with the alien overflow. Advanced technology from the Alpha Centauri and Vatusan systems offers one possible solution. It’s time to explore new planets and see if any uninhabited ones can be claimed. The President and First Lady, aka Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, aren’t supposed to be on this mission, but what looks like a snafu during a political photo op on the newly christened Distant Voyager spaceship turns out to be a call for help from a planet that might be Earth’s salvation… or its destruction. The discovery of a world at the opposite end of the galaxy that seems like it could be a twin to Earth creates the usual issues for Kitty and Company. It also raises questions of Z’porrah and Ancient influence – not to mention cloning, the multiverse, and, scariest of all, whether or not the Black Hole Universe Police are starting to take too much of an interest in this particular universe.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.95

Tomorrow’s Kin (Yesterday’s Kin trilogy 01)
Kress, Nancy
Aliens have landed in New York. A deadly cloud of spores has already infected and killed the inhabitants of two worlds. Now, the plague is heading for Earth, threatening humans and aliens alike. Can either species be trusted to find the cure? Geneticist Marianne Jenner is immersed in the desperate race to save humanity, yet her family is tearing itself apart. But, between the four Jenners, the course of human history will be forever altered. Earth’s most elite scientists have ten months to prevent human extinction – but not everyone is willing to wait. Recommended!
Science fiction | TP | $31.95

Shattered Minds (Pacifica 02)
Lam, Laura
Ex-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill. She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug ‘Zeal’. Now, she’s heading for self-destruction – until she has a vision of a dead girl. Sudice Inc damaged Carina when she worked on their sinister brain-mapping project, causing her violent compulsions. And this girl was a similar experiment. When Carina realises the vision was planted by her old colleague Mark, desperate for help to expose the company, she knows he’s probably dead. Her only hope is to unmask her nemesis – or she’s next. To unlock the secrets Mark hid in her mind, she’ll need a group of specialist hackers. Dax is one of them, a doctor who can help Carina fight her addictions. If she holds on to her humanity, they might even have a future together. But first she must destroy her adversary – before it changes us and our society, forever. A sequel to False Hearts (PBK, $19.99).
YA science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Exodus (Roboteer 03)
Lamb, Alex
The Photurians – a hivemind of sentient AIs and machines – were awakened by humanity as part of a complex political trap. But they broke free, evolved, and now the human race is almost finished. Once we spanned dozens of star systems; now only four remain, and Earth is being evacuated. But the Photes can infect us, and among the thousands rescued from our home world may be enemy agents. Tiny colonies struggle to house the displaced. Our warships are failing. The end of humanity has come. But on a distant planet, shielded from both humanity and the Photurians, one hope may still live. The only person who might be able to intervene. The roboteer. He is trapped in a hell of his own making, and does not know he is needed. And, so, a desperate rescue mission is begun. But can he be reached in time? Or will he be the last remnant of humanity in the universe? Follows Roboteer and Nemesis (PBK, $22.99 each). This series has had fantastic customer feedback.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

Luna: Wolf Moon
McDonald, Ian
Corta Helio, one of the five family corporations that rule the Moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed. The remaining Helio children, Lucasinho and Luna, are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs, while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his parent’s violent deaths, is now a ward – virtually a hostage – of Mackenzie Metals. And the last appointed heir, Lucas, has vanished from the surface of the moon. Only Lady Sun, dowager of Taiyang, suspects that Lucas Corta is not dead, and – more to the point – that he is still a major player in the game. After all, Lucas always was a schemer, and even in death, he would go to any lengths to take back everything and build a new Corta Helio, more powerful than before. But Corta Helio needs allies, and to find them, the fleeing son undertakes an audacious, impossible journey – to Earth. In an unstable lunar environment, the shifting loyalties and political machinations of each family reach the zenith of their most fertile plots as outright war between the families erupts. Essentially the second half of the epic tale which began with Luna: New Moon (PBK, $22.99). Brilliant SF – don’t miss!
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

Markswoman (Asiana 01)
Mehrotra, Rati
Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of highly-trained elite warriors. Kyra has pledged to protect the people of Asiana – yet, she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her murdered family. But to be a Markswoman means disconnecting from one’s past completely. When her beloved mentor dies under mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful and dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. She is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. Kyra escapes through one of the strange Transport Hubs that are the remnants of Asiana’s long-lost past and finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of a desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men… The first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

The Last Days of New Paris
Miéville, China
1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer – and occult disciple – Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever. ‘Hauntingly poetic, strangely beautiful, and erratically intense.’ – San Francisco Book Review.
Alternate history | PBK | $19.99

Into the Fire (Vatta’s Peace 02)
Moon, Elizabeth
When Admiral Kylara Vatta and a ship full of strangers were marooned on an inhospitable arctic island, they uncovered secrets that someone on Ky’s planet was ready to kill to keep hidden. Now, the existence of the mysterious arctic base has been revealed, but the organisation behind it still lurks in the shadows, doing all it can to silence her. The sequel to Cold Welcome (PBK, $19.99), perfect for fans of Lois McMaster Bujold, James S A Corey and Star Wars.
Space opera | PBK | $19.99

Black Star Renegades
Moreci, Michael
Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn’t ask for it, he doesn’t want it, and there’s no worse choice to wield it in all of space… but, if he doesn’t, everyone’s totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there’ll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially, if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon, for herself…
Space opera | HC | $39.99

The Gods of Love
Mostyn, Nicola
Happily ever after is ancient history… Meet Frida. Divorce lawyer, cynic and secret descendant of the immortal love god Eros. She’s about to have a really bad day… When a handsome but clearly delusional man named Dan bursts into Frida’s office and insists that she is fated to save the world, she has him ejected – faster than you can say ‘prenup’. But a creepy meeting, a demon or three and one attempted kidnapping later, Frida is beginning to face the inconvenient truth: Dan is, in fact, The Oracle, the gods of Greek mythology are real and Frida herself appears to be everyone’s only hope. The world is doomed. Bridget Jones, by way of Neil Gaiman – this smart and quirky story will change the way you look at love forever.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Song of All (Legacy of the Heavens 01)
Myers, Tina Lecount
Irjan, a human warrior, is ruthless and lethal, a legend among the Brethren of Hunters. But even legends grow tired and disillusioned. Scarred and weary of bloodshed, Irjan turns his back on his oath and his calling to hide away and live a peaceful life as a farmer, husband, and father. When an ambitious village priest conspires with the vengeful comrades Irjan has forsaken, the fragile peace in the Northlands of Davvieana is at stake. His bloody past revealed, Irjan’s present unravels as he faces an ultimatum: return to hunt the immortals or lose his child… Inspired by Scandinavian indigenous cultures, this is the first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $29.95

The Seven (Vagrant 03)
Newman, Peter
Years have passed since the Vagrant journeyed to the Shining City, Vesper in arm and Gamma’s sword in hand. Since then the world has changed. Vesper, following the footsteps of her father, journeyed to the breach and closed the tear between worlds, protecting the last of humanity, but also trapping the infernal horde and all those that fell to its corruptions: willing or otherwise. In this new age, it is Vesper who leads the charge towards unity and peace, with seemingly nothing standing between the world and a bright new future. That is until eyes open. And The Seven awaken.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

Graevale (Medoran Chronicles 04)
Noni, Lynette
Now that Aven Dalmarta sits upon the throne of Meya, Alex must race against the clock to save the rest of Medora from the Rebel Prince’s wrath. Haunted by an unspeakable vision of the future, Alex and her friends set out to warn the mortal races. But making allies out of ancient enemies proves difficult. With her nights spend deep in the Library under the guidance of a mysterious new mentor, Alex is desperate to strengthen her gift and keep all those she loves safe. Because in a world where nothing is certain, she is sure of only one thing: Aven is coming.
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Hyperspace Trap
Nuttall, Christopher G
A year after the Commonwealth won the war with the Theocracy, the interstellar cruise liner Supreme is on its maiden voyage, carrying a host of aristocrats thrilled to be sharing in a wondrous adventure among the stars. The passengers include the owner and his daughters, Angela and Nancy. A collision with a pirate ship leaves the cruiser powerless and becalmed in hyperspace. And they’re not alone. Now, the mysterious force that’s living on this floating graveyard is coming for Supreme’s crew and passengers. As madness starts to tear at their minds, they must fight to survive in a strange alien realm. And there’s no way out… Set in the Angel in the Whirlwind universe.
Science fiction | TP | $29.95

Shadow Hunt (Disrupted Magic 03)
Olson, Melissa F
For years now, Scarlett Bernard has counted on two things: her ability to nullify magic, and Shadow, the bargest who guards Scarlett with her life. But after a sudden revelation turns Scarlett’s world upside down, she panics and leaves town without warning, leaving Shadow with her partner, Jesse. In the chaos that follows, the bargest is stolen – and Jesse nearly dies from a brutal psychic assault. It seems that an old enemy has returned for revenge… and the attack on Shadow was only the beginning. As Scarlett races home to find the bargest and rescue her friends, she is dragged deeper into a terrifying legend that has somehow found its way to present-day Los Angeles. Now, she will have to recruit every possible ally for a battle that will test her null ability to the limit. Scarlett has been in over her head before, but now she risks losing everything… and she’s never had more to lose.
Urban fantasy | TP | $29.95

Throne of Amenkor Trilogy (omnibus)
Palmatier, Joshua
Five years ago, the Fire came again, and Amenkor has been spiralling into ruin, ever since. The city’s only hope rests in the hands of a young girl, Varis, who has taught herself the art of survival and has been trained in the ways of the assassin. An omnibus edition collecting the novels: The Skewed Throne, The Cracked Throne, and The Vacant Throne. ‘I give The Skewed Throne four and a half out of five really creepy-ass iconic chairs, and a strong suggestion that it not walk down any dark alleys alone. I highly recommend it.’ – Seanan McGuire.
Fantasy | PBK | $32.99

The Ice
Paull, Laline
It’s the day after tomorrow and the Arctic sea ice has melted. While global business carves up the new frontier, cruise ships race each other to ever-rarer wildlife sightings. The passengers of the Vanir have come seeking a polar bear. What they find is even more astonishing: a dead body.
SF thriller | PBK | $22.99

From Darkest Skies
Peters, Sam
After a five-year sabbatical following the tragic death of his wife and fellow agent Alysha, Keon Rause returns to the distant colony world of Magenta to resume service with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an artificial recreation of his wife’s personality, a simulacrum built from every digital trace she left behind. She has been constructed with one purpose – to discover the truth behind her own death.
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Elysium Fire
Reynolds, Alastair
Ten thousand city-state habitats orbit the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise. But even utopia needs a police force. For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organisation is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives. Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants. And these ‘melters’ leave no clues behind as to the cause of their deaths. As panic rises in the populace, a charismatic figure is sowing insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of habitats to break away from the Glitter Band and form their own independent colonies. The sequel to the brilliant Prefect, now reissued as Aurora Rising ($22.99). Highly recommended.
Science fiction | TP | $32.99

Slow Bullets
Reynolds, Alastair
A vast conflict, one that has encompassed hundreds of worlds and solar systems, appears to be finally at an end. A conscripted soldier is beginning to consider her life after the war and the family she has left behind. But for Scur – and for humanity – peace is not to be. On the brink of the ceasefire, Scur is captured by a renegade war criminal, and left for dead in the ruins of a bunker. She revives aboard a prisoner transport vessel. Something has gone terribly wrong with the ship. Passengers – combatants from both sides of the war – are waking up from hibernation far too soon. Their memories, embedded in bullets, are the only links to a world which is no longer recognisable. And Scur will be reacquainted with her old enemy, but with much higher stakes than just her own life. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novella.
Science fiction | PBK | $22.99

The Legion of Flame (Draconis Memoria 02)
Ryan, Anthony
The legendary white drake – believed to be nothing more than a myth – has awoken from its long slumber, with a thirst to reduce the world of men to ashes. One city has already fallen to the drake’s formidable legions. More will follow, unless Clay can uncover an ancient secret that lies buried beneath the southern ice. Once again, Clay must face unthinkable danger; and, this time, he carries not just the hopes of his own nation, but the fate of the entire world. This is the sequel to The Waking Fire (PBK, $22.99). Highly recommended!
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99

Grave (Queen of the Dead 03)
Sagara, Michelle
Emma and her friends have survived the Necromancers sent to the city to kill them. They’ve gone to ground in a cottage north of the city, but time is not on their side. There are no barriers that can keep the dead out, and the dead obey their Queen. It’s only a matter of time before they’re found. Nathan has been blessed by the Queen of the Dead. She has granted him a physical body. He can eat, he can breathe, he can speak and be heard. The Queen calls this resurrection. Nathan calls it Hell. The living think he’s alive. He’s not. He’s trapped in the citadel that the Queen of the Dead calls home. Emma wants to free him. To do that she has to survive long enough to reach the City of the Dead, and face its ancient Queen. But the city of the dead is the heart of the Queen’s stronghold – and her power. Emma can’t do it alone. She’s not alone. But even with hunters and her own dead at her side, what hope does she have against a woman who has lived so long, and grown so powerful, she’s almost a god?
Paranormal | PBK | $19.95

Child of a Mad God (Coven 01)
Salvatore, R A
When Aoleyn loses her parents, she is left to fend for herself, among a tribe of vicious barbarians. Bound by rigid traditions, she dreams of escaping to the world beyond her mountain home. The only hope for achieving the kind of freedom she searches for is to learn how to wield the mysterious power, used by the tribe’s coven – known as the Song of Usgar. Thankfully, Aoleyn may be the strongest witch to have ever lived, but magic comes at price. Not only has her ability caught the eye of the brutish warlord leading the tribe… but the demon of the mountain hunts all, who wield the Coven’s power; and Aoleyn’s talent has made her a beacon in the night. The first in a new series.
Epic fantasy | HC | $47.95

Little Green Men – Attack! (anthology)
Schmidt, Bryan Thomas (editor)
From the far reaches of outer space they come – inscrutable aliens, malicious invaders, wacky tourists from another planet – to conquer, study, and tickle us. From the battlefields of the Ozarks to the marble halls of the Boston Library, from Central Park to the skies above Washington, on the moon and in the seediest bars of Kansas City – they’re here. But do they really know who they’re up against? Not hardly! Includes stories by: Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Allen M Steele, Esther Friesner, Elizabeth Moon, Seanan McGuire, Jody Lynn Nye, James Gunn, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and many more.
Science fiction anthology | PBK | $19.95

Emissary (Kris Longknife 15)
Shepherd, Mike
Kris Longknife has discovered that this desk job is not at all what she expected. Being deskbound hasn’t even decreased the number of assassination attempts! Then Kris gets home to find her two kids playing with an Iteeche. Ron has come back to human space, with a request. Should Kris take it? Can she finally get some straight answers from her Grampa Ray, known as King Raymond to most? Does she risk taking the kids into a situation with a whole lot of unanswered questions? What could go wrong? The continuing demise of the mass market paperback format in the United States means that Mike Shepherd’s Longknife novels are now self-published… and a little more costly.
Science fiction | TP | $29.95

Enemy Unknown (Rita Longknife 01)
Shepherd, Mike
The war is over. Hooray! Half the fleet is back in mothballs, but out on the rim of human space, ships are disappearing. Some are merchant ships going about their business. Others are exploration ships on deep space probes. What’s happening to them? Captain Rita Nuu Longknife is ready to take the heavy cruiser Exeter to space, and see what’s there. She may have a nursery, next to the captain’s cabin, and a two-month-old baby on her hip… but she’s taking a warship out there, and nobody better get in her way.
Science fiction | TP | $26.95

Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories (collection)
Singh, Vandana
Vandana Singh’s deep humanism interplays with her scientific background in stories that explore and celebrate this world and others and characters who are trying to make sense of the people they meet, what they see, and the challenges they face.
Science fiction collection | TP | $31.95

Fair Rebel (Fourlands 04)
Swainston, Steph
Fifteen years after the last devastating Insect attack, the immortal Circle is finally ready to launch an offensive against their implacable enemies. This time, they have a new weapon – gunpowder. Highly recommended – if you have read the previous three in the trilogy, all available in new editions (PBK, $19.99 each).
Fantasy | PBK | $19.99

The Gone World
Sweterlitsch, Tom
1997: When ex-Navy Seal Patrick Mursult’s family are found murdered, he is the number one suspect. But NCIS Special Agent Shannon Moss isn’t convinced, particularly after Patrick apparently commits suicide. 2014: Years after the brutal killings, while working undercover, Moss stumbles across a witness from the Mursult case, who unwittingly tells her far more than she had, at the time. Inspired by this retrospective progress, Moss determines to travel through time… to a host of potential futures, to track down the killer and close this cold case, once and for all.
Science fiction | TP | $32.99

Paris Adrift
Swift, E J
There’s a strange woman called The Chronometrist, who will not leave Hallie alone. Garbled warnings from bizarre creatures keep her up, at night. And there’s a time portal in the keg room of the bar, where she works. Soon, Hallie is tumbling through the turbulent past and future Paris, making friends, changing the world – and falling in love. But with every trip, Hallie loses a little of herself, and every infinitesimal change she makes ripples through time, until the future she’s trying to save suddenly looks nothing like what she hoped for…
Time travel adventure | TP | $31.95

Bringers of Hell (Tau Ceti Agenda 06)
Taylor, Travis S
Despite unprecedented victories on the part of humanity, the war with the alien Chiata Horde drags on. The Chiata may be bewildered by the cunning tenacity of General Alexander Moore and the men and women who fight at his side, but they have no intention of beating a hasty retreat. In fact, intelligence suggests that the Chiata Invasion is at hand, and with numbers sure to overwhelm humankind. But hope has come from an unlikely source: the Thgreet, long-dead inhabitants of a world ground under the heels of the Chiata millennia ago. In the crumbled ruins of their homeworld is a map – and it may lead to victory. Meanwhile, Alexander Moore’s daughter, Deanna Moore, now known by the call sign ‘Phoenix’, wages a personal war on the Chiata. Grievously wounded in the battle for Thgreet and rebuilt with state-of-the-art cybernetics, she leads a group of mecha-suited Marines known as ‘The Bringers of Hell’. Once a tough-as-nails Marine, she has been reborn as an implacable scourge to the Chiata. And nothing will stand in the way of her mission: to make the aliens pay.
Military SF | HC | $44.95

Tidbeck, Karin
Welcome to the weird world of Karin Tidbeck, the visionary Swedish author of literary sci-fi, speculative fiction, and mind-bending fantasy, who has captivated readers around the world. These are stories in which anything is possible. Originally published by the tiny press, Cheeky Frawg – the passion project of Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.
Speculative fiction collection | TP | $31.95

The Nine (Thieves of Fate 01)
Townsend, Tracy
Reverend Phillip Chalmers awakes in a cell, bloodied and bruised, facing a creature twice his size. Translating a stolen book that writes itself may be his only hope for survival; however, he soon learns the text may have been written by the Creator, himself… tracking the nine human subjects of his Grand Experiment. In the wrong hands, it could mean the end of humanity. What will happen, when it reveals a secret, no human was meant to know? The first in a series.
Fantasy | TP | $32.99

The Strange Bird (a Borne novella)
VanderMeer, Jeff
The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory – she is part bird, part human, part many other things. But now the lab in which she was created is under siege and the scientists have turned on their animal creations. Flying through tunnels, dodging bullets, and changing her colours and patterning to avoid capture, the Strange Bird manages to escape. But she cannot just soar in peace above the earth. The sky itself is full of wildlife that rejects her as one of their own, and also full of technology – satellites and drones and other detritus of the human civilisation below that has all but destroyed itself. And the farther she flies, the deeper she finds herself in the orbit of the Company… A companion novella to VanderMeer’s superb Borne (TP, $24.99).
Science fiction | PBK | $22.95

City of Saints and Madmen (Ambergris)
VanderMeer, Jeff
City of elegance and squalor. Of religious fervour and wanton lusts. And everywhere, on the walls of courtyards and churches, an incandescent fungus of mysterious and ominous origin. In Ambergris, a would-be suitor discovers that a sunlit street can become a killing ground in the blink of an eye. An artist receives an invitation to a beheading – and finds himself enchanted. And a patient in a mental institution is convinced he’s made up a city called Ambergris, imagined its every last detail, and that he’s really from a place called Chicago. Ambergris is a cruelly beautiful metropolis – a haven for artists and thieves, for composers and murderers. And once there, anything can happen.
Fantasy reissue | PBK | $19.99

Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris)
VanderMeer, Jeff
Janice Shriek, ex-society figure, narrates this tale with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions. We follow the adventures of her brother Duncan, an historian obsessed with a doomed love affair, and learn of a secret that may kill or transform him. We witness a war between rival publishing houses that will change Ambergris forever. And we’re introduced to the grey caps, a marginalised people armed with advanced fungal technologies, who’ve been waiting underground for their chance to mould the future of the city.
Fantasy reissue | PBK | $19.99

Veniss Underground
VanderMeer, Jeff
Nicholas seeks to escape his demons in the dark city of Veniss’ shadowy underground. But in doing so, makes a deal with the devil himself. Then in her fevered search for him, his twin sister, Nicola, spins her own unusual and hypnotic tale as she discovers the hidden secrets of the city. Finally, haunted by Nicola’s sudden, mysterious disappearance and gripped by despair, Shadrach, Nicola’s lover, embarks on a mythic journey. He must steel himself to visit the nightmarish levels deep beneath the surface of the city, to bring his love back to light. For these depths hold perils that are both complex and chilling. There, he will find wonders beyond imagining… and horrors greater than the heart can bear.
Fantasy reissue | PBK | $19.99

Starlings (collection)
Walton, Jo
In this intimate first collection, from award-winning novelist Jo Walton, are captivating glimpses of her subtle myths and wholly-reinvented realities. Through eclectic stories, intriguing vignettes, inspired poetry, and more, Walton soars with humans, machines, and more than a hint of magic. ‘Exquisitely written feats of imagination, each one leaving an impression long after it’s done.’ – Kelley Armstrong.
Speculative fiction collection | TP | $31.95

Baby, I’m Howling For You (Alphaville 01)
Warren, Christine
Renny Landry is a wolf on the run. Pursued by a shapeshifting stalker and his slobbering pack of killer coyotes, she is forced to flee her job as a librarian to find sanctuary in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington. A well-secluded safe space, for troubled shifters, Alpha is Renny’s last hope. But the first person she meets, there, is a gorgeous alpha male with fiery eyes, fierce tattoos, and one ferocious appetite – for her… The first in a series.
Paranormal romance | PBK | $19.95

Blood Binds the Pack (Hunger Makes the Wolf 02)
Wells, Alex
Tensions ratchet up between TransRift and the people of Ludlow as their lives are risked – to find the mysterious blue crystals that fuel both Hob’s powers and excite the menacing Weathermen. While Mag works to keep violence out of Ludlow, Hob digs up the Bone Collector and, suddenly, the Ghost Riders are caught in a race for the source of Tanegawa’s World’s power. Then, a new Weatherman arrives, and the battle for a planet is on. The sequel to Hunger Makes the Wolf (PBK, $19.99).
Science fiction | PBK | $19.99

Unclean Spirits
Wendig, Chuck
For five years, Cason Cole has been a chew toy for a god. He walked away from his wife and son and devoted his life to a predator who holds nothing and no one dear. Now, as the man he loves and hates lies dying at his feet, the explosion still ringing in his ears, Cason is finally free. For centuries, the swarming gods of the Earth were content to lounge in Heaven, forgetting the mortals they left behind; but thirty years ago, the all-powerful ‘Usurper’ ejected them all, to a man and woman. Now, it’s back to the bad old days: cults and sycophants, and the terrible retribution the gods visit on those who defy them. None of which is going to stop Cason from getting back what’s his…
Urban fantasy | TP | $31.95

Angeleyes (Freehold 07)
Williamson, Michael Z
Angie Kaneshiro never planned to be a spy. She was a veteran of the Freehold Forces of Grainne, and was now a tramp freighter crew-woman who hadn’t set foot on the dirt of a world in ten years. Angie was free, and that was the way she liked it. Then the war with Earth started. One thing Angie knew was human space. She knew where the UN troops garrisoned, the methods they used to scan and chip their own to control them. Even better, she had a mental map of the access conduits, the dive bars, and the make-out cubbies people used to get around restrictions. The UN forces may hold most of the stations, the docks, and the jump points, but now the Freehold of Grainne has its own lethal weapon. The Intelligence branch sends a freighter crewed with Blazers, special forces troops. All Angie has to do is lead them through the holes. Responsibility for the explosions and wreckage will be theirs. But war is complicated, and even the most unwilling of heroes can be forged in its crucible.
Military SF | PBK | $19.95

The Feed
Windo, Nick Clark
It makes us. It destroys us. The Feed is everywhere. It can be accessed by anyone, at any time. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it. Tom and Kate use The Feed, but they have resisted addiction to it. And this will serve them well, when The Feed collapses. Until their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing. Because how do you find someone, in a world devoid of technology? And what happens when you can no longer trust that your loved ones are really who they claim to be? The Feed is a debut novel, which presents a world as unique and vividly imagined as Station Eleven and The Girl with All the Gifts; and explores what it is to be human in the digital age.
SF thriller | TP | $29.99

A Matter of Oaths
Wright, Helen S
When Commander Rallya of the patrol ship Bhattya hires Rafe as their new Web officer, she knows she is taking a risk. As an oath breaker, Rafe has suffered the ultimate punishment – identity wipe – but luckily for him, there’s no one else around qualified for the job. Shunned by his previous shipmates, Rafe is ready to keep his head down and do his job, but his competence quickly earns him respect, admiration, and, in one particular case, love. It’s difficult to maintain the glow of acceptance however, when his past is chasing him across the galaxy in the shape of an assassin, intent on dealing once and for all with Rafe, whatever the cost. Originally published in 1988, A Matter of Oaths is a space opera with heart, intergalactic intrigue and epic space battle.
Space opera | PBK | $24.99

Count to Infinity (Eschaton Sequence 06)
Wright, John C
Menelaus Montrose is locked in a final battle of wits, bullets, and post-human intelligence – with Ximen del Azarchel – for the fate of humanity in the far future. The alien monstrosities of Ain are revealed, at long last… their hidden past laid bare; along with the reason for their brutal treatment of Man and all the species seeded throughout the galaxy. And they have still one more secret that could upend everything Montrose has fought for and lived so long to achieve.
Science fiction | HC | $39.99

The Idiot Gods (Maji trilogy 01)
Zindell, David
When the orca Arjuna of the Blue Aria Family encounters three signs of cataclysm, he leaves his home in the Arctic Ocean to seek out the Idiot Gods and ask us why we are destroying the world. But the whales’ ancient Song of Life is beyond our understanding, and we know nothing of the Great Covenant between our kinds. Arjuna is captured, starved, tortured and made to do tricks in a tiny pool at Sea Circus. His love for a human linguist gives him hope, even as he despairs that other people twist his words and continue the worldwide slaughter. As the whales’ beloved Ocean turns toward the Blood Solstice the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.
Fantasy | PBK | $22.99