May 31, 2022 – Locus online

Adelmann, Maria: How to be eaten

(Little, Brown 978-0316450843, $28.00, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Fantastic novel. The women of a current New York support group share their traumatic life stories, each based on a different fairy tale.

Anthony, Piers: Six Crystal Princesses

(Open Road 978-1-5040-6690-7, $16.99, 292pp, formats: paperback, hardcover, ebook, May 31, 2022)

Fantasy novel, 46th in the Xanth series. Bored young royals embark on a quest to free the captive princesses from the Dragon with the girl tattoo.

Armstrong, Kelley: A tear in time

(St. Martin’s Minotaur 978-1-250-82000-6, $27.99, 352pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Fantasy crime novel about time travel, the first of a new series. Homicide detective Mallory is attacked in an Edinburgh alley in 2019 and transported to the same location in 1869 – in the body of a murdered maid.

Awad, Paul, O’Sullivan, Kathryn: When the earth will be no more

(Secant Publishing 978-0-9997503-5-4, $26.95, 305pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, May 28, 2022)

Roman SF. Scientist Constance Roy deals with two realities, one where she is trapped on the doomed Ark spacecraft Orb, the other on Earth, learning that her son Nicholas has the ability to save the Orb, if she can. prevent being killed.

Barber, Richard Farren: Twenty years of death

(Crystal Lake 978-1957133065, $9.99, 142pp, formats: paperback, ebook, May 27, 2022)

Horror novel. Dave visits the cemetery 20 years after his father’s death, to oversee his father’s Rising, a brief period when the dead arise.

Calvin, Rich: Queering SF: Readings

(Aqueduct Press 978-1619762206, $18.00, 218pp, formats: paperback, ebook, May 30, 2022)

Nonfiction, a collection of 36 critical essays and reviews on SF, often from the perspective of queer studies. Part of the Conversation Pieces series.

Davis, g. Haron, Montgomery, Cam et al., eds. : All the signs point to yes

(Harlequin/Inkyard Press 978-1335418623, $19.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Original YA romance/astrology anthology, including some speculative stories. Authors include Tehlor Kay Mejia, Mark Oshiro, Eric Smith, Kiana Nguyenand more.

Dawson, Juno: Her Majesty’s Royal Coven

(Penguin Random House/Penguin 978-0-14-313714-6, $17.00, 448pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Contemporary urban fantasy novel, the first of the eponymous trilogy about a secret government coven in the UK.

Forna, Namina: The ruthless

(Penguin Random House/Delacorte 978-1-9848-4872-7, $17.99, 464pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Feminist fantasy novel for young adults inspired by West Africa, the second book in the Deathless / The Gilded Ones series.

Ibanez, Isabelle: Together we burn

(St. Martin’s/Wednesday Books 978-1-250-80335-1, $18.99, 368pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Romantic fantasy novel inspired by medieval Spain, where Dragadors fight dragons in arenas. Flamenco dancer Zarela must learn to be a Dragador to save her family legacy and seeks help from an infuriating dragon slayer.

Jones, KC: oil spill

(Tor Nightfire 978-1-250-79269-3, $15.99, 256pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

SF horror novel from first contact. A meteor shower is just the beginning of widespread destruction and an invasion of untold horrors.

Perry, Carol J.: ‘Until death

(Kensington 978-1-4967-3143-2, $8.99, 320pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, May 25, 2022)

Mystery with psychic elements, the 12th in the Witch City series starring Lee Barrett in Salem, Massachusetts. Lee and Pete get married, but complications arise.

Rambo, Cat, Brozek, Jennifer, eds. : The heart reinvented

(Arc Manor/Caezik SF & Fantasy 978-1-64710-042-1, $27.99, 274pp, formats: hardcover, May 31, 2022)

Original anthology of 21 SF stories and three poems about relationships, written by women. Preface by Rambo, afterword by Brozek. Authors include Naomi Kritzer, Seanan McGuire, Premee Mohamed, Lyda Morehouse, Lisa Morton and Fran Wilde.

Rowe, Christopher: These imprisoned hills

(Tordotcom 867-1-250-80448-8, $15.99, 144pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Eerie post-apocalyptic SF novel, set in the world of “The Voluntary State” and “The Border State”.

Shvartsman, Alex, ed. : The middle affliction

(Arc Manor/Caezik SF & Fantasy 978-1-64710-054-4, $16.99, 240pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Urban fantasy novel, the first in the Conradverse Chronicles series about PI/monster hunter Conrad Brent, who hides the fact that he only has “intermediate” powers as he protects the people of Brooklyn NY from monsters and magic.

St. Claire, Scarlett: A game of revenge

(Sourcebooks/Bloom Books 978-1728259604, $16.99, 464pp, formats: paperback, hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Dark fantasy romance novel, second in the Hades Saga series. Greek myth told from the perspective of Hades, as he attempts to balance the demands of his position while maintaining his relationship with Persephone.

Swan, Erin: Explore the Lost Earth

(Penguin Random House/Viking 978-0-593-29933-3, $27.00, 384pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 31, 2022)

Post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel following seven generations of surviving Kansas Americans from 1873 to March 2073.

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