The Cambridge Geek

November 2018 Book Releases

This is a list of the new and upcoming science fiction and fantasy book releases this month, sorted into the various types. Click through for each category.

(Note, this list covers the UK and the US, so I'll give the earliest date at which it's out in both, except where they're off by months or more, when you might see repeats. Also, hopefully obviously, not read many of these yet, though certain ones are on pre-order/my "to be read" list. Book reviews may come later.)

What are you going to add to your TBR list this month?

Anthologies/Collections

Choices: All-New Tales of Valdemar - Mercedes Lackey

The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom's ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages--and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers, Empaths, ForeSeers, Firestarters, FarSpeakers, and more. These inborn talents--combined with training as emissaries, spies, judges, diplomats, scouts, counselors, warriors, and more--make them indispensable to their monarch and realm. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horse-like Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures. The Heralds of Valdemar and their Companions ride circuit throughout the kingdom, protecting the peace and, when necessary, defending their land and monarch.

November 27th



The Lovecraft Squad: Dreaming - Stephen Jones

The Armies of the Night are rising. Such clandestine cults as the Olde Fellowes and the Esoteric Order of Dagon, who worship a group of ancient deities called the Great Old Ones, are harnessing occult powers to open the doorways to the Dreamscape and other dimensions beyond space and time. 

Now something big is coming―something that is already sowing the seeds of madness and chaos into the psyche of the world―and only the agents of the Human Protection League stand between this rising tide of evil and the enslavement and eventual destruction of the human race itself . . .

Set against such historic events as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, San Francisco’s “Summer of Love,” the first Moon landing, the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, and the Watergate break-in, the dedicated members of the Lovecraft Squad battle supernatural threats all across the world―and from beyond the stars. 

November 6th



An Agent of Utopia - Andy Duncan

In the tales gathered in An Agent of Utopia: New and Selected Stories you will meet a Utopian assassin, an aging UFO contactee, a haunted Mohawk steelworker, a time-traveling prizefighter, a yam-eating Zombie, and a child who loves a frizzled chicken―not to mention Harry Houdini, Zora Neale Hurston, Sir Thomas More, and all their fellow travelers riding the steamer-trunk imagination of a unique twenty-first-century fabulist.

November 22nd



Dining with Angels - Larissa Ione

Join Ares and Cara as theycelebrate a new addition to their family. See what Reaver and Harvester aredoing to “spice” things up. Find out what trouble Reseph might have gotten himselfinto with Jillian. You’ll love reading about the further adventures of Wraithand Serena, Declan and Suzanne, and Shade and Runa, and you’re not going towant to miss the sit down with Eidolon and Tayla.

So pour a glass of the GrimReaper’s finest wine and settle in for slices of life from your favoritecharacters and the recipes that bring them together. Whether you’re dining withangels, drinking with demons, or hanging with humans, you’ll find the perfectheavenly bits and sinful bites to suit the occasion.

November 6th



The Dinosaur Tourist - Caitlin R. Kiernan

Almost nothing is only what it seems to be at first glance. Appearances can be deceiving and first impressions often lead us disastrously astray. If we're not careful, assumption and expectation can betray us all the way to madness and death and damnation. In The Dinosaur Tourist, Caitlín R. Kiernan's fifteenth collection of short fiction, nineteen tales of the unexpected and the uncanny explore that treacherous gulf between what we suppose the world to be and what might actually be waiting out beyond the edges of our day-to-day experience. A mirror may be a window into another time. A cat may be our salvation. Your lover may be a fabulous being. And a hitchhiker may turn out to be anyone at all.

November 30th



Time and Time Again - Robert Silverberg

Tales in TIME AND TIME AGAIN include: a marriage destroyed by a time travelling rival, a human waking up in the mind of a lobster after being sent to the future, and a Silverbergian touch to the age-old story of getting an advance peek at the next day’s newspaper. Each story additionally features new introductions and anecdotes by Silverberg that recount his experiences writing for the greatest science fiction magazines of the past and present. TIME AND TIME AGAIN reaffirms Silverberg’s mastery of not only the science fiction genre, but its most ubiquitous theme.

November 22nd



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