New Science Fiction and Fantasy

Printer Friendly Display


Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
Description: "Exiled from Liad after bombing a city to save it from The Department of the Interior's infernal weapons and plans, Clan Korval has gone to ground on the back-water planet Surebleak, whose people are as untamed as its weather. The old Boss-controlled fiefdoms largely fell to Pat Rin yos'Phelium's influence, but the world is restive, the influx of outworld lawyers, guns, and money a brewpot for armed dissatisfaction. Far beyond the surface of frigid Surebleak Korval's farflung trade network needs a serious reset to recover from exile. From flagship Dutiful Passage to the experimental-if centuries old-self-aware Bechimo co-captained by the Delm's blood-sister Theo Waitley, the clan's ships are prowling space lanes seeking trade. Meanwhile, Old Tech from a failed universe-the ancient but revived Tinsori Light-and the machinations of the mysterious Uncle are coalescing into dangerous opportunity or nefarious trap. And the Department of the Interior is not done with Clan Korval yet. They seek a final fully reckoned revenge, with Surebleak and Korval's ships and people everywhere in the crosshairs"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Charles Soule
Description: A search for a cure for Alzheimer's leads to a technology that allows individuals to transfer their consciousness to other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered, and legal. But beyond the reach of the law is darkshare, a sordid black market where desperate "vessels" anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked, for any purpose--sex, drugs, crime...or worse.
Call Number: FIC Sou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
K. B. Wagers
Description: "Gunrunner empress Hail Bristol must navigate alien politics and deadly plots to prevent an interspecies war, in this second novel in the Farian War space opera trilogy. In a surprise attack that killed many of her dearest subjects, Hail Bristol, empress of Indrana, has been captured by the Shen -- the most ruthless and fearsome aliens humanity has ever encountered. As she plots her escape, the centuries-long war between her captors and the Farians, their mortal enemies and Indrana's oldest allies, finally comes to a head. When her captors reveal a shocking vision of the future, Hail must make the unexpectedly difficult decision she's been avoiding: whether to back the Shen or the Farians. Staying neutral is no longer an option. Will Hail fight? Or will she fall?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
K. S. Merbeth
Description: "Scorpia Kaiser has always stood in Corvus's shadow until the day her older brother abandons their family to participate in a profitless war. However, becoming the heir to her mother's smuggling operation is not an easy transition for the always rebellious, usually reckless, and occasionally drunk pilot of the Fortuna, an aging cargo ship and the only home Scorpia has ever known. But when a deal turns deadly and Corvus returns from the war, Scorpia's plans to take over the family business are interrupted, and the Kaiser siblings are forced to make a choice: take responsibility for their family's involvement in a devastating massacre or lay low and hope it blows over. Too bad Scorpia was never any good at staying out of a fight."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
K. Eason
Description: "Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium. Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world. When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination--how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history" -- Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Eas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 4, 2019
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Description: "Welcome to Fountains Parish--a cesspit of trade and crime, where ambition curls up to die and desperation grows on its cobbled streets like mold on week-old bread. Coppelia is a street thief, a trickster, a low-level con artist. But she has something other thieves don't, tiny puppet-like companions: some made of wood, some of metal. They don't entirely trust her, and she doesn't entirely understand them, but their partnership mostly works. After a surprising discovery shakes their world to the core, Coppelia and her friends must re-examine everything they thought they knew about their world, while attempting to save their city from a seemingly impossible new threat."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
E. E. Knight
Description: "In the first book in an exciting and charming new coming-of-age fantasy series from the author of the Age of Fire series, an impoverished girl enters into a military order of dragonriders, but her path won't be as easy or as straightforward as she expected."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kni
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Priya Sharma
Description: "Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin. Uprooted from Bath by his father's failures, Gideon Belman finds himself stranded on Ormeshadow farm, an ancient place of chalk and ash and shadow. The land crests the Orme, a buried, sleeping dragon that dreams resentment, jealousy, estrangement, death. Or so the folklore says. Growing up in a house that hates him, Gideon finds his only comforts in the land. Gideon will live or die by the Orme, as all his family has."-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Kacen Callender
Description: "Sigourney Rose is the only surviving daughter of a noble lineage on the islands of Hans Lollik. When she was a child, her family was murdered by the islands' colonizers, who have massacred and enslaved generations of her people -- and now, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge. When the childless king of the islands declares that he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney uses her ability to read and control minds to manipulate her way onto the royal island and into the ranks of the ruling colonizers. But when she arrives, prepared to fight for control of all the islands, Sigourney finds herself the target of a dangerous, unknown magic. Someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. As the bodies pile up and all eyes regard her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and the murderer among her peers... lest she become the next victim."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Tasha Suri
Description: "The Ambhan Empire is crumbling. A terrible war of succession hovers on the horizon. The only hope for peace lies in the mysterious realm of ash, where mortals can find what they seek in the echoes of their ancestors' dreams. But to walk there requires a steep price. Arwa is determined to make the journey. Widowed by a brutal massacre, she's pledged service to the royal family and will see that pledge through to the end. She never expected to be joined by Zahir, the disgraced, illegitimate prince who has turned to forbidden magic in a desperate bid to save those he loves. Together, they'll walk the bloody path of their shared past. And it will call into question everything they've ever believed...including whether the Empire is worth saving at all."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Lina Rather
Description: "Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Impossible Constellations, a living, breathing ship which seems determined to develop a will of its own. When the order receives a distress call from a newly-formed colony, the sisters discover that the bodies and souls in their care--and that of the galactic diaspora--are in danger. And not from void beyond, but from the nascent Central Governance and the Church itself."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Rat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Ausma Zehanat Khan
Description: The Companions of Hira have used their cunning and their magic in the battle against the patriarchal Talisman, an organization whose virulently conservative agenda restricts free thought. One of the most accomplished Companions, Arian, continues to lead a disparate group in pursuit of the one artifact that could end the Talisman's authoritarian rule: The Bloodprint. But after a vicious battle, the arcane tome has slipped once more beyond her reach. Despite being separated and nearly losing their lives, Arian's band of allies has remained united. Yet now, the group seems to be fracturing. To continue the fight, Arian must make a dangerous journey to a distant city to recruit new allies. But instead of her trusted friends, she is accompanied by associates she may no longer be able to trust.
Call Number: FIC Kha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
Description: "The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society -- and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future. Yetu holds the memories for her people, who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one -- the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities -- and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past -- and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they'll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity -- and own who they really are. Inspired by a song produced by the rap group clipping. for the This American Life episode "We Are In The Future," The Deep is vividly original and uniquely affecting." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Tyler Hayes
Description: A dinosaur detective in the land of unwanted ideas battles trauma, anxiety, and the first serial killer of imaginary friends. Most ideas fade away when we're done with them. Some we love enough to become Real. But what about the ones we love, and walk away from? Tippy the triceratops was once a little girl's imaginary friend, a dinosaur detective who could help her make sense of the world. But when her father died, Tippy fell into the Stillreal, the underbelly of the Imagination, where discarded ideas go when they're too Real to disappear. Now, he passes time doing detective work for other unwanted ideas - until Tippy runs into The Man in the Coat, a nightmare monster who can do the impossible: kill an idea permanently. Now Tippy must overcome his own trauma and solve the case, before there's nothing left but imaginary corpses.
Call Number: FIC Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
K. A. Doore
Description: "An assassin's reputation can mean life or death. This holds especially true for Thana Basbowen, daughter of the legendary Serpent, who rules over Ghadid's secret clan of assassins. When a top-tier contract drops in her lap--death orders against foreign ambassador Heru Sametket--Thana seizes the opportunity. Yet she may be in over her head: Heru wields blasphemous powers against his enemies, and Thana isn't the only person after his life--even the undead pursue him, leaving behind a trail of horror."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Doo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Myke Cole
Description: "Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are united only in their loyalty to Heloise, though dissenting voices are many and they are loud. The unstable alliance faces internal conflicts and external strife, yet they're united in their common goal. But when the first of the devils start pouring through a rent in the veil between worlds, Heloise must strike a bargain with an unlikely ally, or doom her people to death and her world to ruin."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Jenn Lyons
Description: "Kihrin D'Mon is a wanted man. Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin. Janel's plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin's old enemy, the wizard Relos Var. Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world--the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things. And if Janel is right, then there may be nothing in the world that can stop Relos Var from getting what he wants. And what he wants is Kihrin D'Mon."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lyo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Hannu Rajaniemi, Jacob Weisman
Description: "Your Future Is Bright! After all, your mother is a robot, your father has joined the alien hive mind, and your dinner will be counterfeit 3D-printed steak. Even though your worker bots have staged a mutiny, and your tour guide speaks only in memes, you can always sell your native language if you need some extra cash." -- From publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC New
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Rachel Atwood
Description: "Orphaned when still a toddler, Nicholas Withybeck knows no other home than Locksley Abbey outside Nottingham, England. He works in the scriptorium embellishing illuminated manuscripts with hidden faces of the Wild Folk and whimsical creatures that he sees every time he ventures into the woods and fields. His curiosity leads him into forbidden nooks and crannies both inside and outside the abbey, and he becomes adept at hiding to stay out of trouble. On one of these forays Nick slips into the crypt beneath the abbey. There he finds an altar older than the abbey's foundations, ancient when the Romans occupied England. Behind the bricks around the altar, he finds a palm-sized silver cup. The cup is embellished with the three figures of Elena, the Celtic goddess of crossroads, sorcery, and cemeteries. He carries the cup with him always, listening as the goddess whispers wisdom in the back of his mind. With Elena's cup in his pocket, Nick can see that the masked dancers at the May Day celebration in the local village are actually the creatures of the wood: The Green Man--known to mortals as Little John--and Robin Goodfellow, Herne the Huntsman, dryads, trolls, and water sprites. Theirs are the faces he's seen and drawn into his illuminations. Guided by Elena along secret forest paths, Nick learns that Little John's love has been kidnapped by Queen Mab of the Faeries. The door to the Faery mound will only open when the moons of the two realms align. That time is fast approaching. Nick must release Elena so that she can use sorcery to unlock that door, allowing Nick's band of friends to try to rescue the girl. Will he have the courage to release her as his predecessor did not?"--Publisher descripton.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: New Science Fiction and Fantasy
Accepting The Lance
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
FIC Lee
Sisters Of The Vast Black
Lina Rather
FIC Rat
Anyone : A Novel
Charles Soule
FIC Sou
The Blue Eye
Ausma Zehanat Khan
FIC Kha
Down Among The Dead
K. B. Wagers
FIC Wag
The Deep
Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
FIC Sol
Fortuna
K. S. Merbeth
FIC Mer
The Imaginary Corpse
Tyler Hayes
FIC Hay
How Rory Thorne Destroyed The Multiverse
K. Eason
FIC Eas
The Impossible Contract
K. A. Doore
FIC Doo
Made Things
Adrian Tchaikovsky
FIC Tch
The Killing Light
Myke Cole
FIC Col
Novice Dragoneer
E. E. Knight
FIC Kni
The Name Of All Things
Jenn Lyons
FIC Lyo
Ormeshadow
Priya Sharma
FIC Sha
The New Voices Of Science Fiction
Hannu Rajaniemi, Jacob Weisman
FIC New
Queen Of The Conquered
Kacen Callender
FIC Cal
Walk The Wild With Me
Rachel Atwood
FIC Atw
Realm Of Ash
Tasha Suri
FIC Sur