November 23, 2021 – Locus Online
Baron, Mike: Link
(WordFire Press 978-1-68057-229-2, $ 24.99, 378 pages, formats: paperback, hardcover, ebook, November 17, 2021)
SF superhero novel, based on the comic book character created by Baron and Steve Rude. Nexus is the greatest Avenger the galaxy has known, but its power comes from an alien race with its own agenda.
Brauning, Kate: Dinah Caldwell’s Ballad
(Page Street 978-1-645645673125, $ 17.99, 368 pages, formats: hardcover, eBook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Dystopian SF novel for young adults. Dinah sets out to get revenge on the rich man who killed his mother for the well on their subsistence farm in the Ozarks.
Gabaldon, Diane: Go tell the bees that I’m gone
(Penguin Random House / Delacorte 978-1-101-88568-0, $ 36, 928pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Historical fantasy novel of time travel, ninth in the Outlander series. Claire, Jamie and Brianna reunite in 1779, but the War of Independence threatens.
Jackson, Patricia A .: Forging a nightmare
(Angry Robot US 9780857669223, $ 15.99, 490pp, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Fantastic novel. FBI Agent Michael Childs tracks down a serial killer in New York City in a case involving the Nephilim.
Le Tellier, Hervé: The Anomaly
(Other press 978-1-63542-169-9, $ 16.99, 400 pages, formats: paperback, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
A thriller novel with elements of sci-fi and fantasy about the passengers of a plane that encounters turbulence and lands apparently safely, but it turns out to be an alternate reality, creating a crisis and a government investigation. A winner of the Prix Goncourt, translated from French by Adriana Hunter.
Roberts, Nora: Becoming
(St. Martin’s 978-1-250-27270-6, $ 28.99, 448 pages, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
Portal fantasy novel, the second in the Dragon Heart Legacy series. Breen Kelly returns to Ireland and the magical land of Talamh to exercise her power to fight the darkness.
Sanderson, Brandon: Cytonic
(Penguin Random House / Delacorte 978-0399555855, $ 19.99, 432 pages, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, November 23, 2021)
SF space opera novel for young adults, third in the Skyward series.