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Dispatches from the Border, September 2019
DISPATCHES FROM THE BORDER
Events and News From Borderlands Books
SEPTEMBER, 2019

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Upcoming Events
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Tyler Hayes, THE IMAGINARY CORPSE (Angry Robot, Trade Paperback, $12.99) Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00 pm

Informal signing with D.J. Butler (WITCHY KINGDOM, Baen, Hardcover, $25.00) Christopher Husberg (FEAR THE STARS, Titan Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95) and Christopher Ruocchio (THE HOWLING DARK, DAW, Hardcover, $27.00) Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 pm

Fonda Lee, JADE WAR (Orbit, Hardcover, $26.00) with Megan E. O'Keefe (VELOCITY WEAPON, Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, September 14th at 3:00 pm

Chad Stroup, SEXY LEPER (Bizarro Pulp Press, Trade Paperback, $13.95) Sunday, September 15th at 3:00 pm

SF in SF (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco) with authors Christopher Brown and Hannu Rajaniemi, Sunday, September 15th at 6:30 pm

Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald, TIME SHARDS: SHATTER WAR (Titan Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95) Saturday, September 28th at 3:00 pm

Annalee Newitz, THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE (Tor Books, Hardcover, $26.99) Sunday, September 29th at 3:00 pm

SF in SF (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco) with author Garth Nix, Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm

Marie Brennan, TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99) Saturday, October 5th at 3:00 pm

(for more information check the end of this newsletter)

And coming up in the Fall, stay turned for more Writers With Drinks, the fabulous Litquake Lit Crawl, Rudy Rucker, Brent Weeks, and many more excellent authors!

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News
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* Overheard in the Store:

"Don't worry, it only _looks_ haunted."

"It didn't actually end, it just ran out of chapters.?

"Like I'd let some wimpy ghost best me in a fight. I will die by the hands of Al Capone's fat ghost or I will NEVER DIE."

"There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data."

"I really wish there was someone smarter than me around to deal with it."
"I understand, but sometimes being a grownup means you're all the smart you?ve got, and you just have to do your best."

* Dell Magazines has elected to change the name of the John W. Campbell Award to The Astounding Award for Best New Writer, following Jeannette Ng's award acceptance speech at the Hugos, and much discussion in the field: https://theastoundinganalogcompanion.com/2019/08/27/a-statement-from-the-editor/ .  (The full text of Ms. Ng's speech is here, if you missed it: https://medium.com/@nettlefish/john-w-campbell-for-whom-this-award-was-named-was-a-fascist-f693323d3293)

* Congratulations to all of the Hugo Award nominees and winners! http://www.thehugoawards.org/

* A crashed Israeli lunar lander accidentally scattered microscopic "water bears" on the moon: https://www.wired.com/story/a-crashed-israeli-lunar-lander-spilled-tardigrades-on-the-moon/

* Thanks to sponsor Gary C. for sending the link to this fascinating article about feminism in the 1905 science fiction short story "Sultana's Dream": https://www.ladyscience.com/features/feminist-visions-science-fiction-utopia-rokeya-hossain

* Last month we asked if you have suggestions for science fiction television shows to watch since "Westworld" is drawing to an end.  Reader AL responds: "I would suggest DARK, having recently finished watching its second season. It pushes all of my Twin Peaks/X-Files/Lost/Fringe/Westworld/The OA buttons, but does a better job than any of those, I feel, at answering the questions it poses. (But it still keeps asking more, which is all to the good.)"

* If you happen to be in Boston and can splurge a bit for a good cause and a fascinating evening, Maggie Schpak -- emeritus Star Trek jeweler and prop-maker -- will be making a rare public appearance discussing her career and telling stories.  Proceeds benefit Artisan's Asylum.  The event will be followed by a reception and raffle for Star Trek collectibles! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-alien-adornment-50-years-of-star-trek-jewelry-tickets-67601284261

* Bookselling This Week reported that N.K. Jemisin will be the spokesperson this year for Indies First, the campaign supporting independent bookstores that takes place on Small Business Saturday (November 30th, 2019): http://www.shelf-awareness.com/ct/uz3508467Biz41565009

* While we're discussing the fabulous Ms. Jemisin, check out an early peek at her new novel THE CITY WE BECAME: https://www.tor.com/2019/08/29/heres-a-first-look-at-n-k-jemisins-new-novel-the-city-we-became/

* All the states of matter we didn't know existed, according to Popular Mechanics: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/g28728445/other-states-of-matter/

* The magical phone of the future that never was, or, a cautionary tale about crowdfunding: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/13/20758599/idealfuture-dragonfly-futurefon-indiegogo-crowdfunding-phone-scam-fraud-case

* Bookstores to visit on your next road trip: https://www.outsideonline.com/2344391/adventure-town-bookstores

* Living longer, and possibly forever: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614078/transhumanists-live-forever/

* Do your books spark joy? (Gosh, we hope so!) https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/marie-kondo-bibliophiles-books-decluttering-tidying-a8864926.html

* Zeppelins! https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/zeppelins-stopped-flying-after-hindenburg-disaster-now-scientists-want-bring-ncna1043911

* Developing technology for older people that's not "beige and boring": https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614167/why-are-products-for-older-people-so-ugly/

* An interesting article from The Guardian on social media, attention, and addiction: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/23/social-media-addiction-gambling

* The future of AI & the importance of storytelling: http://nautil.us/issue/75/story/the-storytelling-computer

* Perhaps tangentially related; universities are using science fiction to teach ethics to computer scientists and engineers:  https://www.wired.com/story/how-we-learn-computer-science-ethics/

* Another trailer from "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"! - https://www.wired.com/story/star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-trailer-d23/

* Good news: there's a release date for Black Panther II!  Bad news: it's really, really far away!  https://www.inverse.com/article/54692-black-panther-2-release-date-trailer-cast-plot

* A brief interview with Alan Bradley (author of the beloved Flavia de Luce mysteries): https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2019/01/25/to-alan-bradley-flavia-is-very-much-real.html

* An article on the comfort of reading the same book (or watching the same media) repeatedly: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/8/22/20826617/harry-potter-the-office-netflix-rewatching-binge-comfort-show

* NASA is investigating allegations of the first crime in space: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-49457912

* Potential life on Proxima B (and similar planets) -- spoiler: it might glow!: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/alien-corals-exoplanet-stars/596854/

* Gizmodo asks experts which animal they believe most likely to develop human-level intelligence: https://gizmodo.com/which-animal-will-develop-human-level-intelligence-in-t-1837573694

* The Mandelorian Trailer and details! https://www.cnet.com/news/star-wars-the-mandalorian-release-date-plot-cast-disney-plus-pedro-pascal-jon-favreau/

* Just when we thought it was over, there's more American Horror Story! Check out the trailer and details for American Horror Story: 1984 - https://io9.gizmodo.com/a-maniac-heads-to-summer-camp-in-the-screamingly-great-1837586511

* Astrophysicists are still trying to figure out what's going on with these weird gravitational waves: https://gizmodo.com/mystery-deepens-around-newly-detected-ripples-in-space-1837581646

* Kit Harrington will play Marvel's Black Knight: https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/marvel/283025/eternals-who-is-black-knight

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From The Office
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Building Update

Big news, in several ways, this month.  First off, not only is the framing for the bathroom completed but, yesterday, I met with our structural engineer and he signed off on his final inspection.  Which means that the whole, big, complicated structural job that we started over a year ago in the basement is completed, from an engineering standpoint.  He said that it was a very nice job and that everything looked great.

This is a big milestone not just for the obvious reasons but also because it marks the end of the section of the job that I had no experience doing.  The blessedly innocent Alan of 2018 knew nothing of I-beams, steel-reinforced foundations, engineered lumber, or how to get a 400 lb. beam 13 feet in the air.  He also never considered that he would not only be intimately familiar with the Simpson Company catalog, but that he would own his own dog-eared copy of it!

So, at least for that job, we're out of my particular patch of woods.  Now it's just coordinating the plumber and electrician (did that and got the T-shirt when we built out the cafe), hanging sheet-rock (which I hate exactly because I've done it so many damn times), finish carpentry (can do it in my sleep and, in fact, I have), and tile (which I don't do but . . . I know people -- Jim, I'm looking at you).  It'll take time but it should be clear, easy, and straightforward work.

The other piece of big news is that the other, how-the-hell-do-I-do-this? job -- putting in the beams and posts to frame the new front of the building -- is done as of Sunday.  That job has a few wrinkles to smooth out still, but it should be pretty simple as well.  That was just in time because, on Friday, I discovered that they are going to be replacing the sidewalk all along Haight Street over the next month.  Since the current temporary wall that closes up the front of the building is built on top of the sidewalk they're going to replace, it's a very good thing that building the new front is moving along.  Thankfully they're not going to get to our building 'til near the end of the process, so we've got about three weeks to have the new front built up enough that we can remove the temporary one.  I'm pretty sure we can make it but it's going to be a long month for me until we're done.

So, that's were we stand.  There are many possible next steps, several of which can happen at the same time; get the rough plumbing done, get the front built, and, as soon as I'm cleared by the city inspector, start closing up the outside walls of the bathroom (inside walls will have to wait 'til the plumber is done with his work).  I think that next month I'll have even more news of work completed.  And, just possibly, an actual, informed guess about when we'll be moving.

And how damn exciting is _that_?

All Best,
Alan

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Best Sellers
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Borderlands Best-Selling Titles for August, 2019

Hardcovers
1. Reticence by Gail Carriger
2. Exhalation by Ted Chiang
3. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
4. Fall; or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
5. Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
6. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
7. The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang
8. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
9. Dark Age by Pierce Brown
10. Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

Trade Paperbacks
1. The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin, translated by Ken Liu
2. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
3. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
4. Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O'Keefe
5. A People's Future of the United States edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams
6. The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin, translated by Joel Martinsen
7. The Power by Naomi Alderman
8. How Long 'Til Black Future Month? By N.K. Jemisin
9. Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
10. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

 Mass Market Paperbacks
1. Dune by Frank Herbert
2. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
3. Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
4. Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
5. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
6. Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
7. Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
8. Neuromancer by William Gibson
9. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
10. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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Book Club Information
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The QSF&F Book Club will meet on Sunday, September 8th, at 5 pm to discuss VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab.  Please contact the group leader, Christopher Rodriguez, at cobalt555@earthlink.net, for more information.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club will meet on Sunday, September 15th at 6 pm to discuss THE TRAITOR BARU COMORANT by Seth Dickinson.  The book for October is HOMINIDS by Robert J. Sawyer.  Please contact bookclub@borderlands-books.com for more information.

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Upcoming Event Details
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Tyler Hayes, THE IMAGINARY CORPSE (Angry Robot, Trade Paperback, $12.99) Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00 pm - We're delighted to host the launch party for local author Tyler Hayes' debut, THE IMAGINARY CORPSE! Just check out the irresistible summary from the book: "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."  Tyler will be in conversation with Leslie Light of Black Nerd Problems, and there will be cake and a raffle for an adorable plush Tippy!  You REALLY don't want to miss this one.

Informal signing with D.J. Butler (WITCHY KINGDOM, Baen, Hardcover, $25.00) Christopher Husberg (FEAR THE STARS, Titan Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95) and Christopher Ruocchio (THE HOWLING DARK, DAW, Hardcover, $27.00) Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 pm - Join us for a meet-and-greet signing with three fantastic up and coming authors!

Fonda Lee, JADE WAR (Orbit, Hardcover, $26.00) with Megan E. O'Keefe (VELOCITY WEAPON, Orbit, Trade Paperback, $15.99) Saturday, September 14th at 3:00 pm - We're happy to welcome World Fantasy Award winner Fonda Lee to Borderlands! Ms. Lee will be presenting JADE WAR, the second novel in the Green Bone Series. (The first book in the series, JADE CITY, won that World Fantasy Award, and "was nominated for the Nebula Award and the Locus Award, and was named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Syfy Wire, and others".) Ms. Lee will be in conversation with fabulous local author Megan E. O'Keefe (VELOCITY WEAPON).  We hope you'll join us to meet both authors and explore this epic and magical fantasy series!

Chad Stroup, SEXY LEPER (Bizarro Pulp Press, Trade Paperback, $13.95) Sunday, September 15th at 3:00 pm - Join us for a pre-Halloween bizarro book event with Chad Stroup!  From the book description: "It's Halloween in the Hollywood Hills, and Kat Dyer's going to have the sexiest costume for a night of shameless debauchery.  However, Kat's plan is derailed when the costume shop screws up her order and gives her a costume that is the polar-opposite of sexy.  Deciding it's better to be temporarily ugly and seen than beautiful and quickly forgotten, Kat attends the biggest party of the year, only to awaken with the strangest post-Halloween hangover ever: partygoers are transforming into the likenesses of the costumes they wore the night before.  Meanwhile, a mysterious force begins to stalk and pick them off on by one. Kat and her friends must discover the cause of the horror, and what they find will haunt them forever."

SF in SF (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco) with authors Christopher Brown and Hannu Rajaniemi, Sunday, September 15th at 6:30 pm - (Suggested donation $10.)  Doors and bar at 6:00 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm.  We're so happy to participate in the Science Fiction in San Francisco reading series!  This month we're joined by fabulous authors Christopher Brown and Hannu Rajaniemi.  The authors will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A from the audience moderated by Terry Bisson.  Authors will schmooze & sign books after.  Books will be available for sale.  Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.  Bar proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Questions? Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald, TIME SHARDS: SHATTER WAR (Titan Books, Trade Paperback, $14.95) Saturday, September 28th at 3:00 pm - Hometown favorites Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald present: SHATTER WAR, the thrilling sequel to TIME SHARDS!  Earth's past, present, and future have shattered in "the Event," yielding a terrifying new world of prehistoric monsters, lost cultures, strange technologies, and displaced armies.  Coming from different points throughout history, a desperate band of survivors join "Merlin," a mysterious figure who may be their only hope to save the world -- if he can be trusted.  When their twenty-third-century ship the Vanuatu is sabotaged by an unknown enemy and thrown far off its course, the team must discover who is responsible, even as they are split apart and fight to survive in the war-torn Shard world. . . .

Annalee Newitz, THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE (Tor Books, Hardcover, $26.99) Sunday, September 29th at 3:00 pm - We're always thrilled to welcome local author Annalee Newitz to the store! Here's some info about the new novel from the publisher: "In a modern-day United States just a step away from our own, time travel is possible -- in fact, it has existed for as long as humanity itself. Jumping into the past is simple, and scientists say that altering the timeline is almost impossible. But Tess, an idealistic geology professor, has figured out how to use time travel to try to undo a horrible injustice in the past whose effects are still being felt in her own time. Meanwhile, in 1992, teenage riot grrl Beth's ordinary life is about to become a tangle of toxic friendship and murder. And across the timeline, a secret war is brewing as a group of men attempt to destroy time travel. If they succeed, only a small elite will have the power to shape past, present, and future. Tess and Beth are part of this hidden war that stretches back millions of years. But with the help of unlikely allies from times past and times yet to come, they may be able to save each other -- and build a different future." We do hope you'll join us to meet Annalee and check out this awesome book!

SF in SF (at the American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina, San Francisco) with author Garth Nix, Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm - (Suggested donation $10.)  Doors and bar at 6:00 pm, event begins at 6:30 pm.  A special mid-week SF in SF!  We're so happy to participate in the Science Fiction in San Francisco reading series!  This time we're thrilled to welcome Garth Nix!  The author will read a selection from his work, followed by Q&A from the audience moderated by Terry Bisson. Author will schmooze & sign books after.  Books will be available for sale.  Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.  Bar proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum. Questions? Email sfinsfevents@gmail.com.

Marie Brennan, TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT (Tor Books, Hardcover, $27.99) Saturday, October 5th at 3:00 pm - We're always happy to welcome local author Marie Brennan to Borderlands!  Here's the cover copy from her new  novel (featuring Lady Trent's granddaughter!), which she'll be showing off October 5th: "As the renowned granddaughter of Isabella Camherst (Lady Trent, of the riveting and daring Draconic adventure memoirs) Audrey Camherst has always known she, too, would want to make her scholarly mark upon a chosen field of study.  When Lord Gleinleigh recruits Audrey to decipher a series of ancient tablets holding the secrets of the ancient Draconean civilization, she has no idea that her research will plunge her into an intricate conspiracy, one meant to incite rebellion and invoke war. Alongside dearest childhood friend and fellow archeologist Kudshayn, she must find proof of the conspiracy before it's too late.  TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is a delightful fantasy of manners, the heir to the award-winning Natural History of Dragons series, a perfect stepping stone into an alternate Victorian-esque fantasy landscape."


Borderlands event policy - all events are free of charge.  You are welcome to bring copies of an author's books purchased elsewhere to be autographed (but we do appreciate it if you purchase something while at the event).  For most events you are welcome to bring as many books as you wish for autographs.  If you are unable to attend the event we will be happy to have a copy of any of the author's available books signed or inscribed for you.  We can then either hold the book(s) until you can come in to pick them up or we can ship to you.  Just give us a call or drop us an email.  If you live out of town, you can also ship us books from your collection to be signed for a nominal fee.  Call or email for details.

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Featured Upcoming Titles
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(These titles have not arrived yet.  You may pre-order most of these books by calling or emailing us.  Prices may be subject to change.  Of course, we have many more titles arriving each week . . . call or email us if you're curious about a particular upcoming title not listed here. This list is tentative and subject to change by publishers. Unless otherwise noted, books are originals.)

NINA ALLAN *  The Dollmaker *  Penguin Random House/Other Press, Oct 2019 (1st US, tp, eb)
MIKE ASHLEY, ed. *  Beyond Time: Classic Tales of Time Unwound *  The British Library, Oct 2019 (tp)
LEIGH BARDUGO *  Ninth House *  Macmillan/Flatiron, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
HAROLD BLOOM *  The American Canon: Literary Genius from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Ursula K. Le Guin *  Library of America, Oct 2019 (nf, hc)
RAMSEY CAMPBELL *  Phantasmagorical Stories, Book One *  PS Publishing, Oct 2019 (c, tp)
GAIL CARRIGER *  Fan Service *  Subterranean Press, Oct 2019 (c, hc)
DELILAH S. DAWSON & KEVIN HEARNE *  The Princess Beard *  Penguin Random House/Del Rey, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
SEBASTIEN DE CASTELL *  Crownbreaker *  Hot Key Books, Oct 2019 (ya, hc)
PAUL DI FILIPPO *  Plumes of Pegasus *  WordFire Press, Oct 2019 (c, tp, eb)
NICKY DRAYDEN *  Escaping Exodus *  Harper Voyager US, Oct 2019 (tp, eb)
DAVE DUNCAN *  Merlin Redux *  Skyhorse/Night Shade Books, Oct 2019 (tp, hc, eb)
GREG EGAN *  The Best of Greg Egan *  Subterranean Press, Oct 2019 (c, hc, eb)
CHRISTOPHER FOWLER *  Bryant & May: England?s Finest *  Transworld/Doubleday UK, Oct 2019 (c, eb, tp)
LISA GOLDSTEIN *  Ivory Apples *  Tachyon Publications, Oct 2019 (tp, eb)
THEODORA GOSS *  The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl *  Simon & Schuster/Saga Press, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
PETER F. HAMILTON *  Salvation Lost *  Penguin Random House/Del Rey, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
FRANCES HARDINGE *  Deeplight *  Macmillan Children?s Books, Oct 2019 (ya, hc)
HEIDI HEILIG *  A Kingdom for a Stage *  HarperCollins/Greenwillow, Oct 2019 (ya, hc, eb)
JOE HILL *  Full Throttle *  HarperCollins/Morrow, Oct 2019 (c, h, hc, eb)
 JOHN HORNOR JACOBS *  A Lush and Seething Hell *  Harper Voyager US, Oct 2019 (c, hc, eb)
ROBERT JORDAN *  Warrior of the Altaii *  Tor, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
S.T. JOSHI, ed. *  Apostles of the Weird *  PS Publishing, Oct 2019 (hc)
S.T. JOSHI, ed. *  The Best of Black Wings *  PS Publishing, Oct 2019 (hc)
T. KINGFISHER *  The Twisted Ones *  Simon & Schuster/Saga Press, Oct 2019 (h, tp, hc, eb)
DEREK KÜNSKEN *  The Quantum Garden *  Rebellion/Solaris US, Oct 2019 (tp, eb)
MERCEDES LACKEY & ROSEMARY EDGHILL *  The Waters and the Wild *  Baen, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
STEPHANIE PUI-MUN LAW *  Dreamscapes: Magical Fantasy Art *  F+W Media/Impact, Oct 2019 (art, tp)
CIXIN LIU *  Supernova Era *  Tor, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
JENN LYONS *  The Name of All Things *  Macmillan/Tor UK, Oct 2019 (eb, hc)
CARMEN MARÍA MACHADO *  In the Dream House *  Graywolf Press, Oct 2019 (nf, b, tp, eb)
CARMEN MARÍA MACHADO & JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS, EDS. *  The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 *  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Mariner, Oct 2019 (an, tp, eb)
JOHNNY MAINS, ed. *  Best British Horror 2018 *  NewCon Press, Oct 2019 (hc, eb, tp)
MARSHALL RYAN MARESCA *  Shield of the People *  DAW, Oct 2019 (pb, eb)
WIL MCCARTHY *  Antediluvian *  Baen, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
SEANAN MCGUIRE *  Laughter at the Academy *  Subterranean Press, Oct 2019 (c, hc, eb)
JAMES A. MOORE *  Bloodlines *  Earthling Publications, Oct 2019 (h, hc)
KIM NEWMAN *  Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju *  Titan US, Oct 2019 (tp, eb)
GARTH NIX *  Angel Mage *  HarperCollins/Tegen Books, Oct 2019 (ya, hc, eb)
TIM PRATT *  The Forbidden Stars *  Angry Robot US, Oct 2019 (pb, eb)
PHILIP PULLMAN *  The Book of Dust, Volume Two: The Secret Commonwealth *  Penguin Random House/Knopf, Oct 2019 (ya, hc, eb)
VERONICA ROTH *  The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future *  HarperCollins/Tegen Books, Oct 2019 (c, ya, hc, tp, eb)
BOGI TAKÁCS *  The Trans Space Octopus Congregation *  Lethe Press, Oct 2019 (c, tp, eb)
BOGI TAKÁCS, ED. *  Transcendent 4: The Year?s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction *  Lethe Press, Oct 2019 (an, tp, eb)
JODI TAYLOR *  Doing Time *  Headline, Oct 2019 (hc)
TADE THOMPSON *  The Rosewater Redemption *  Orbit US, Oct 2019 (tp, eb)
GREG VAN EEKHOUT *  Cog *  HarperCollins, Oct 2019 (ya, hc, eb)
BRENT WEEKS *  The Burning White *  Orbit US, Oct 2019 (hc, eb)
GARY WESTFAHL *  The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction, from the 1920 to the 1960s *  McFarland, Oct 2019 (nf, tp, eb)
JEANETTE WINTERSON *  Frankissstein *  Grove Atlantic/Atlantic, Oct 2019 (1st US, hc, eb)

Abbreviations indicate: (r) reprint, (h) horror, (ya) young adult, (nf) non-fiction, (c) collection, (oc) original collection, (na) novella, (a) associational, (om) omnibus, (eb) e-book, (an) anthology, (pi) pictoral and other, (art) art and others, (gn) graphic novel, (x) media tie-in, (nv) novelette, (ss) short story, (hc) hardcover, (tp) trade paperback, (ph) pamphlet, (pb) paperback, (oa) original anthology, (b) biography, (v) paranormal romance, (pm) poetry.

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Assistant Editor - Alan Beatts

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