Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for February 14, 2017

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Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share!

FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION

FANTASY


Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for February 14, 2017In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle
Published by Tachyon Publications on February 14th 2017
Pages: 176

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From the acclaimed author of The Last Unicorn comes a new, exquisitely-told unicorn fable for the modern age.
Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy’s scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry. But one chilly morning, as though from a dream, an impossible visitor appears at the farm. When Claudio comes to her aid, an act of kindness throws his world into chaos. Suddenly he must stave off inquisitive onlookers, invasive media, and even more sinister influences.
Lyrical, gripping, and wise, In Calabria confirms Peter S. Beagle's continuing legacy as one of fantasy's most legendary authors.

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for February 14, 2017Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
Published by Tor Books on February 14th 2017
Pages: 352

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A lovely girl grows up in isolation where her father, a powerful magus, has spirited them to in order to keep them safe.
We all know the tale of Prospero's quest for revenge, but what of Miranda? Or Caliban, the so-called savage Prospero chained to his will?
In this incredible retelling of the fantastical tale, Jacqueline Carey shows readers the other side of the coin—the dutiful and tenderhearted Miranda, who loves her father but is terribly lonely. And Caliban, the strange and feral boy Prospero has bewitched to serve him. The two find solace and companionship in each other as Prospero weaves his magic and dreams of revenge.
Always under Prospero’s jealous eye, Miranda and Caliban battle the dark, unknowable forces that bind them to the island even as the pangs of adolescence create a new awareness of each other and their doomed relationship.
Miranda and Caliban is bestselling fantasy author Jacqueline Carey’s gorgeous retelling of The Tempest. With hypnotic prose and a wild imagination, Carey explores the themes of twisted love and unchecked power that lie at the heart of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, while serving up a fresh take on the play's iconic characters.

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for February 14, 2017Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan
Published by Open Road Media Science & Fantasy on February 14th 2017
Pages: 450

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Epic in scope and imagination, "The Portal of a Thousand Worlds" is a novel of love, murder, magic, treason, rebellion, and politics in nineteenth-century China. The portal opens once every thousandyears or so always with disastrous results and omens suggest it is due to open again. An inventive tale that seamlessly combines history and fantasy, Dave Duncan s newest tale is surely his best."

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for February 14, 2017Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts, #1) by Vic James
Also by this author: Gilded Cage
Published by Del Rey Books on February 14th 2017
Pages: 368

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Not all are free. Not all are equal. Not all will be saved.
Our world belongs to the Equals — aristocrats with magical gifts — and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England's grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.
A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.
Abi is a servant to England's most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family's secrets might win her liberty, but will her heart pay the price?
A boy dreams of revolution.
Abi's brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.
And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for February 14, 2017Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Published by Random House on February 14th 2017
Pages: 368

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The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War
On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son’s body.
Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace.

 

URBAN FANTASY


Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for February 14, 2017Winter of the Gods (Olympus Bound, #2) by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Also by this author: The Immortals
Published by Orbit on February 14th 2017
Pages: 432

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Myth and reality collide in this sequel to The Immortals that sets Greek Gods against a modern Manhattan backdrop.
Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself.
Winter in New York: snow falls, lights twinkle, and a very disgruntled Selene DiSilva prowls the streets looking for prey.
But when a dead body is discovered sprawled atop Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue, it's clear the NYPD can't solve the murder without help. The murder isn't just the work of another homicidal cult -- this time, someone's sacrificing the gods themselves.
While raising fundamental questions about the very existence of the gods, Selene must hunt down the perpetrators, tracking a conspiracy that will test the bonds of loyalty and love.

 

SCIENCE FICTION


Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for February 14, 2017Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem
Published by Solaris on February 14th 2017
Pages: 320

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A blend of science fiction and horror, award-winning author Steve Rasnic Tem’s new novel is a chilling story exploring the roots of violence and its effect on a possible future.
Daniel is trapped in Ubo. He has no idea how long he has been imprisoned there by the roaches.
Every resident has a similar memory of the journey to Ubo: a dream of dry, chitinous wings crossing the moon, the gigantic insects dropping swiftly over the houses of the neighborhood, passing through walls and windows as if by magic, or science.  The creatures, like a deck of baroquely ornamented cards, fanning themselves from one hidden world into the next.
And now each day they force Daniel to play a different figure from humanity’s violent history, from a frenzied Jack the Ripper to a stumbling and confused Stalin to a self-proclaimed god executing survivors atop the ruins of the world. The scenarios mutate day after day in this camp somewhere beyond the rules of time. As skies burn and prisoners go mad, identities dissolve as the experiments evolve, and no one can foretell their mysterious end.

 

FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION

In Calabria Beagle, Peter S. 2/14/2017
Winter of the Gods Brodsky, Jordanna Max 2/14/2017
Miranda and Caliban Carey, Jacqueline 2/14/2017
Portal of a Thousand Worlds Duncan, Dave 2/14/2017
Gilded Cage James, Vic 2/14/2017
Lincoln in the Bardo Saunders, George 2/14/2017
Ubo Tem, Steve Rasnic 2/14/2017

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