Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016


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!



Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 15, 2016The Gates of Hell (The Shards of Heaven, #2) by Michael Livingston
Also by this author: The Shards of Heaven
Published by Tor Books on November 15th 2016
Pages: 400

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Roman history reinvented: “Grounded in history, mythology, and religion.”—PW on Shards of Heaven
Alexandria has fallen, and with it the great kingdom of Egypt. Cleopatra is dead. Her children are paraded through the streets in chains wrought of their mother's golden treasures, and within a year all but one of them will be dead. Only her young daughter, Cleopatra Selene, survives to continue her quest for vengeance against Rome and its emperor, Augustus Caesar.
To show his strength, Augustus Caesar will go to war against the Cantabrians in northern Spain, and it isn't long before he calls on Juba of Numidia, his adopted half-brother and the man whom Selene has been made to marry -- but whom she has grown to love. The young couple journey to the Cantabrian frontier, where they learn that Caesar wants Juba so he can use the Trident of Poseidon to destroy his enemies. Perfidy and treachery abound. Juba's love of Selene will cost him dearly in the epic fight, and the choices made may change the very fabric of the known world.
Gates of Hell is the follow up to Michael Livingston’s amazing Shards of Heaven, a historical fantasy that reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle.




Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 15, 2016Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars) by James Luceno
Published by Del Rey Books on November 15th 2016
Pages: 336

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The must-have prequel novel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the upcoming film set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, that reveals the untold story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star.

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 15, 2016Extreme Makeover by Dan Wells
Published by Tor Books on November 15th 2016
Pages: 416

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A new stand-alone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not A Serial Killer, soon to be a feature film.
The satirical new suspense about a health and beauty company that accidentally develops a hand lotion that can overwrite your DNA.
Lyle Fontanelle is the chief scientist for NewYew, a health and beauty company experimenting with a new, anti-aging hand lotion. As more and more anomalies crop up in testing, Lyle realizes that the lotion's formula has somehow gone horribly wrong. It is actively overwriting the DNA of anyone who uses it, turning them into physical clones of someone else. Lyle wants to destroy the formula, but NewYew thinks it might be the greatest beauty product ever designed--and the world's governments think it's the greatest weapon.
New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells brings us a gripping corporate satire about a health and beauty company that could destroy the world.

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 15, 2016Pirate Utopia by Bruce Sterling, John Coulthart
Published by Tachyon Publications on November 15th 2016
Pages: 192

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Original introduction by Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan and Gun Machine
Whom are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists (to whom they are not entirely unsympathetic).
The ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are lead by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. Lorenzo Secondari, World War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Frau Piffer, Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women. The Ace of Hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. And the Prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness.
Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish world domination?

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 15, 2016Starcraft: Evolution by Timothy Zahn
Published by Del Rey Books on November 15th 2016
Pages: 368

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In StarCraft: Evolution, the war between the terrans, the protoss, and the zerg has been over for years, but the fight for peace is still being waged. As the Terran Dominion struggles to recover from the ravages of war, Emperor Valerian Mengsk has no intention of ruling in the same bloody manner as his father, the late Arcturus. Instead of seeking vengeance, Valerian is determined to maintain the peace. So when he receives an urgent plea for aid from Zagara, Overqueen of the savage zerg Swarm, he agrees to hear her case despite his personal misgivings and the severe disapproval of Hierarch Artanis of the protoss.
Zagara claims that the Swarm has changed. No longer bent on destruction, they have revitalized the planet Gystt, once thought to be irreparable after its incineration by the protoss during wartime. Now the zerg wish only to live there in peace and nurture new life. But when Dominion agents—a hard-bitten marine, an unpredictable reaper, an idealistic xenobiologist, a former ghost operative, and an enigmatic protoss researcher—arrive to investigate the planet, they suspect that not all of the zerg are truly dedicated to Zagara’s dream of harmonious paradise. Gystt hides dark secrets, and should they be unleashed, it will mean disaster for the universe.



Catalyst (Star Wars) Luceno, James 11/15/2016 Del Rey
Extreme Makeover Wells, Dan 11/15/2016 Tor Books
Pirate Utopia Sterling, Bruce 11/15/2016 Tachyon Publications
StarCraft: Evolution Zahn, Timothy 11/15/2016 Del Rey
The Gates of Hell Livingston, Michael 11/15/2016 Tor Books