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New Books: 26 October 2021

Carson, Scott: Where They Wait (Simon & Schuster/Atria/Bestler 978-1-9821-0462-7, $27, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 26, 2021) Technothriller/horror novel about a deadly mindfulness app that gives users nightmares featuring a dead woman who whispers guidance—or threats.   Hannibal, James R.: Wolf Soldier (Enclave Escape 978-1621841951, $22.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, October 26, 2021) Young-adult fantasy novel, first in the Lightraider Academy series. A shepherd and four young initiates …Read More

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A Mermaid Tests Her Fate in the West African Mythology-Inspired Tale Skin of the Sea

A Mermaid Tests Her Fate in the West African Mythology-Inspired Tale Skin of the Sea

A crop of the cover of Skin of the Sea; see the full cover, including mermaid tail, below!Image: Random House Books for Young Readers When a mermaid saves a human life, she’s most definitely not hailed as a hero—she’s marked for terrible punishment because she’s broken an ancient law designed to protect her kind. In that vein, Nigerian-Welsh author Natasha Bowen drew upon West African mythology to create her fantasy debut, Skin of the Sea, …

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The End of the Saga

The End of the Saga

I did it. The manuscript for the final book in The Coraidic Sagas returned from the editor, and I set a launch date. Empire of Shadows: Book Three of The Coraidic Sagas Launching January 25th, 2022 The Kindle edition is now available to pre-order! Click below to reserve your copy. In the aftermath of battle, a truth is laid bare—the world, and the people within it, are not as they appear. Adrift without an anchor …

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2020 and 2021 Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards

The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contest announced the winners of both the 36th and 37th awards this year, after last year’s pandemic delay. The 36th Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award went to C. Winspear for his story “The Trade”. The 36th Illustrators of the Future Golden Brush Award went to Anh Le for her illustration of “Stolen Sky”. The 37th Writers of the Future Golden Pen …Read More

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Cover launch: The Justice of Kings

Cover launch: The Justice of Kings

Cover launch! THE JUSTICE OF KINGS is the first in an epic new fantasy trilogy by Richard Swan following the tale of Sir Konrad Vonvalt, an Emperor’s Justice – a detective, judge and executioner all in one. On sale in February 2022! Learn more and pre-order your copy now: US | UK. Design by Lauren Panepinto; Illustration by Martina Fačková The post Cover launch: The Justice of Kings appeared first on Orbit Books.

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Aurora’s End!

Aurora’s End!

Consider this page your one-stop shop for all the information you need about events, special editions, signed editions and giveaways for Aurora’s End! If you have questions relating to a particular bookstore, please ask them directly, and if you have questions about a giveaway administered by a publisher, please check in with them. UNITED STATES Launch event: The US launch event will take place on November 9th at 8pm EST/5pm PST. Click here to book a ticket at one …

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Weekly Bestsellers, 25 October 2021

Weekly Bestsellers, 25 October 2021

A new children’s novel by J.K. Rowling, The Christmas Pig (Scholastic), debuts on three print lists this week, and ranks on all three of the Amazon lists. The other major debut this week is Alice Hoffman’s The Book of Magic (Simon & Schuster), fourth in her Practical Magic sequence, ranking on all four print lists. Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT 10.31 LAT 10.24 USAT 10.17 PW 10.25 Amz (10.25) UK:Amz UK (10.25) …

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Xingyun Awards Winners

The twelfth annual Xingyun awards for Chinese science fiction were presented by the World Chinese Science Fiction Association on October 27, 2019 in Chongqing, China. Best Novel WINNER: Across the Rings of Saturn, Xie Yunning Chongqing Labyrinths: Strange Events in the Mist, Earl E Seven States of Galaxy Saga: The Phantom of Haojing, Bao Shu & A Que The End of the Silver Age, Qi Yue …Read More

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10 Fun Things We Learned About Elvira From Her New Memoir

10 Fun Things We Learned About Elvira From Her New Memoir

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark poses at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) When Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (real name: Cassandra Peterson) released her memoir in late September, the headline was: “OMG ELVIRA CAME OUT!” People were excited—rightfully so!—and the chapter about how the bodacious horror host fell in love with her partner of over 19 years is one of the book’s sweetest high points. But the rest of Yours Cruelly, …

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