July 5, 2022 – Locus online
Abbott, Alana Joli, Rios, Julia, eds. : Bridge to elsewhere
(Outland Entertainment 978-1-954255333, $17.95, 367pp, formats: paperback, ebook, July 5, 2022)
Original anthology of sci-fi stories centered on the crew of a spaceship. Authors include John Chu, CSE Cooney, SL Huang, and Justin C. Key.
Chambers, James, Gyzander, Carol, eds. : Even in the grave
(eSpec/NeoParadoxa 978-1-956463-03-3, $17.95, 254pp, formats: paperback, ebook, Jul 1, 2022)
Original anthology of ghost stories. Authors include Marc L. Abott, Meghan Arcuri, Amy Grech and Steven Van Patten.
Ellor, Zabe: silk fire
(Rebellion/Solaris US 9781781089767, $24.99, 475pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, Jul 1, 2022)
Scientific fantasy novel. A god endows the son of an aristocrat, courtesan and brothel owner with magical powers, making him an unexpected political player in his corrupt town.
Erlick, Nikki: The measurement
(HarperCollins/Morrow, $28.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 5, 2022)
Fantastic novel. Boxes appear in front of people’s doors with strings inside, the length of which indicates how long the recipient will live.
Freeman, Dan: The Minister of Chance
(Arcbeatle Press 979-8827158295, $9.99, 200pp, formats: paperback, ebook, Jun 30, 2022)
Roman SF. An otherworldly waitress follows a stranger crossing the frosty bridge between worlds.
Gerber, Daryl Wood: A hint of mischief
(Kensington 978-1-4967-3604-8, $15.95, 368pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, June 29, 2022)
Fantasy crime novel, the third in the Fairy Garden series starring Courtney Kelly, who has a real fairy in her fairy garden shop. A local socialite hires Courtney to throw a party, but a famous actress on the guest list is mysteriously murdered before the party begins.
Gibson, Eva V.: scary mares
(Penguin Random House/Underlined 978-0-593-486870, $9.99, 288pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, July 5, 2022)
Young adult horror novel about a teenager working in a haunted house where a cast member is found dead.
Greer, James: Bad Eminence
(And Other Stories 978-1-913505-34-9, $25.95, 224pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 5, 2022)
Surreal/fantastic novel about a misanthropic French translator who quits working on a thriller to take on a more prestigious book, only to see the first draft fight back.
Mana, David: Descent: Legends of Darkness: Raiders of Bloodwood
(Aconyte 978-1-83908-155-2, $16.95, 336pp, formats: paperback, ebook, July 5, 2022)
Related fantasy novel set in the world of Descent: Legends of Darkness. The invasion of Terrinoth has begun. A misfit group must work together to learn the secrets of the Bloodwood and fend off the Beastmaster.
Mara, Sunya: darkening
(HarperCollins/Clarion 978-0-358-56198-9, $18.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 5, 2022)
Fantasy novel for young adults, the first of a duology. Set in a city trapped in the eye of a cursed storm, the daughter of failed revolutionaries seeks to save her father from the executioners who have already killed her mother.
Montimore, Margaret: Acts of Violet
(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1-250-81506-4, $27.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 5, 2022)
Novel about a famous stage magician who disappears, but her sister and her fans can’t let her go as the 10th anniversary of her disappearance approaches.
Olson, Carnegie: empire and oracle
(Humble Hogs Press, $26.99, 462pp, formats: hardcover, paperback, ebook, June 30, 2022)
SF time travel novel, the second in the Time Crime series. Mr. Z, a specialist in mythology, and his attractive protege Vixy Velure have a second career as detectives of time.
Parks, Amy Noelle: Abracadabra by Lia and Beckett
(Abrams/Amulet 978-1419753442, $17.99, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 5, 2022)
Young adult fantasy romance novel about teenagers from rival stage magician families who enter a contest and fall in love.
Roy, Lucinda: Rob the Coop
(Tor 978-1-250-80982-7, $27.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, July 5, 2022)
Futuristic fantasy novel, second in the Dreambird Chronicles about Ji-Ji, a biracial slave seeking her freedom in a war-fractured ancient America.
Silverberg, Robert: Among the strangers
(Underground Press 978-1-64524-069-3, $50.00, 760pp, Formats: Hardcover, June 30, 2022)
Omnibus of three novels and a first contact short story: those who watch (Bookmark 1967), The Man in the Maze (Avon 1969), Tom O’Bedlam (Fine 1985) and “The Way to Spook City” (Playboy 1992; Voyager 2000 as part of The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #6). Silverberg provides new introductions to each, as well as a general introduction.
Tremblay, Paul: The Porters Club
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-306991-6, $27.99, 288pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 5, 2022)
Psychological horror novel with hints of the supernatural and a bit of dark humor. Art tries to write a memoir about his past and the funeral club he started in his small town high school in the ’80s – but the corpse-obsessed girl he met at the club is outraged violently from his story.
Zahn, Timothy: The plot of Icarus
(Baen 978-1-9821-9195-5, $25.00, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, July 5, 2022)
Space Opera SF novel, first of a new series. Gregory Roarke has retired from bounty hunting and is now scouting new planets for possible development, until he is offered a mysterious job with an unlimited budget and a long-delayed chance of recovery.