Category Archives: Release Week

Release Week: Ancillary Sword, Boy’s Life, The Maze of Games, The Chaplain’s War, The Lesser Dead, and Gillian Anderson’s A Vision of Fire

OCTOBER 1-7, 2014: In six picks from an absolutely packed week, we get a sequel to a many-multiple award-winning sf novel, a fantastical puzzle book, author-read audiobooks from World Fantasy Award-nominated author Christopher Buehlman and X-Files star Gillian Anderson, a highly-anticipated military sf … Continue reading

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Release Week: Tobias Buckell’s Hurricane Fever, Benjamin Parzybok’s Sherwood Nation, Peyton Marshall’s Goodhouse, Howard Jacobson’s J, and David Cronenberg’s Consumed read by William Hurt

SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2014: I already knew this was going to be a big week, ahead of a huge October slate (previewed by Bookpage, io9, SFSignal, and BuzzFeed) and then several surprises made coming up with a manageable set of picks a nearly … Continue reading

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Release Week: Wolf in White Van, Afterworlds, Rooms, Horrorstör, and Terry Pratchett’s A Slip of the Keyboard

SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2014: Whew! It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and this release week roundup is more than a week late. But! I can’t do my usual trick of combining two weeks into one roundup, because there’s just too many … Continue reading

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Release Week: Broken Monsters, My Real Children, The Rabbit Back Literature Society, and Jay Lake’s Last Plane to Heaven

SEPTEMBER 10-16, 2014: One of the quietest weeks in overall numbers in a good while nonetheless has very, very much to recommend it, with US audio releases for the latest novels from Lauren Beukes and Jo Walton, an eagerly-awaited Finnish speculative fiction, and … Continue reading

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Release Week: Station Eleven, City of Stairs, Hieroglyph, Monstrous Affections, and Gregory Maguire’s Egg and Spoon

SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2014: A highly-praised post-apocalyptic fiction, a secondary-world fantasy, an optimistic hard sf anthology, a young adult fantasy anthology, and an “all ages” fantasy lead a crowded week which also includes Daryl Gregory’s “dark, degenerate, and sublime” We Are All Completely Fine, … Continue reading

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Release Week: Acceptance, The Bone Clocks, Maplecroft, Sleeping Late on Judgement Day, and Randall Munroe’s “What If?”

AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2014: September is here, and so are 5 of my most-anticipated audiobooks of the entire year: Jeff VanderMeer’s Acceptance concludes his Southern Reach trilogy, David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks is the Cloud Atlas author’s first new novel in four years, Cherie Priest’s Maplecroft gives … Continue reading

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Release Week(s): Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, Graham Joyce’s The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit, Robin Hobb’s Fool’s Assassin, Charles Gannon’s Fire With Fire, Ekaterina Sedia’s Heart of Iron, John Shirley’s Everything is Broken, Jacob Cooper’s Circle of Reign, and just a ridiculous all-star cast reads R.A. Salvatore’s Drizzt stories (for free)

AUGUST 6-19, 2014: Another two-weeks-worth of roundup here, with new books from Murakami, Joyce, and Hobb, backlist Sedia, Shirley, and Gannon, and highly notable epic fantasy audio from the completely unexpected to the completely unprecedented. Yup. And there’s a long list … Continue reading

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Release Week: The Magician’s Land, Frostborn, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Spirit and the Skull, The Widow’s House, and Laird Barron’s Occultation and Other Stories

JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2014: Trilogies conclude and trilogies begin, and still another expands, along with two intriguing standalone novels to kick off August: Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land, Lou Anders’ Frostborn, David Shafer’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, J.M. Hayes’ The Spirit and the Skull, and … Continue reading

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Release Week(s): World of Trouble, Land of Love and Drowning, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Half a King, The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice, Blightborn, and Kaiju Rising

JULY 9-29, 2014: Covering three weeks worth of releases in mid-to-late July, with picks including a terrific ending to Ben H. Winters’ The Last Policeman trilogy, new standalone epic fantasy, magical realism, near-future sf, comedic high fantasy, CornPunk, and a Kickstarter-funded anthology … Continue reading

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Release Week: The Queen of the Tearling, Alias Hook, California, A Plunder of Souls, Landline, To Kill a Mockingbird, Close Your Eyes Hold Hands, and How to Survive a Sharknado

JULY 2-8, 2014: Another fantastic week’s worth of audiobooks has come our way, from beloved Pulitzer-winning classics in audiobook (and ebook) for the first time to post-apocalyptic sf and epic fantasy, Peter Pan retold, historical fantasy, and time-travel romance. Also out … Continue reading

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