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io9 on 20 Amazing New SF and Fantasy Books in May

Monday, May 15th, 2017 | Posted by John ONeill

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Over at io9, Cheryl Eddy takes a look at 20 of the most intriguing titles arriving this month, including a whole bunch of novels, collections and anthologies we haven’t gotten around to yet. Her list features titles from Robin Hobb, Haruki Murakami, Timothy Zahn, M.R. Carey, Foz Meadows, Martha Wells, Robert Jackson Bennett, Marie Brennan, Kit Reed, and others.

The list includes the latest collection from Black Gate author Ellen Klages, Wicked Wonders.

The author of The Green Glass Sea presents her second short-story collection of “lyrical stories with vintage flair” (topics include: life on Mars, gambling with fairies), with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler.

Wicked Wonders was published by Tachyon Publications on May 9. It is 240 pages, priced at $15.95 in trade paperback and $9.99 for the digital edition.

The list also includes Thick as Thieves, the fifth book in the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner.

In this standalone novel set in the author’s Queen’s Thief epic fantasy universe, a secretary and slave realizes he’ll never achieve the great power he desires — a fate that may change when he’s tasked with carrying out an extraordinary mission.

Thick as Thieves will be published by Greenwillow Books May 16. It is 352 pages, priced at $17.99 in hardcover and $9.99 in digital formats.

And finally, one of the most promising new novella releases from Tor.com Publishing (and that’s saying something), River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey.

A debut novel that imagines an 1890s United States in which imported hippos become an important meat source — with a focus on the mercenary “hippo wrangler” who pursues them through the Louisiana bayou where they live and breed.

River of Teeth will be published by Tor.com on May 23. It is 176 pages priced at $14.99 in trade paperback and $3.99 for the digital edition.

See the complete list at io9.

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2 Comments »

  1. The new Greg Benford novel sounds interesting. However, here in the UK we won’t get a chance to see for ourselves until November.

    Comment by Stuart G - May 17, 2017 2:45 am

  2. Stuart,

    That’s a long wait! Are there digital copies you can buy from an international seller?

    Comment by John ONeill - May 18, 2017 1:27 pm


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