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All the New Young Adult SFF Books Arriving in March!

There are so many secrets, so many things waiting on the tip of your tongue. You can only trust the few who hold secrets too. Together, you are safe. Together, you are strong. This month’s YA titles are about making magical connections: create magic with your friends in When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey; ride into a fairy tale filled with secrets and power in Rin Chupeco’s Wicked As You Wish; and curl up with sixteen stories centered on the magic of Black girlhood with A Phoenix First Must Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell.

Head below for the full list of YA SFF titles heading your way in March!

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All the New Science Fiction Books Arriving in March!

Before you, a screen glows an electric white light. You know that if you ask the right questions, it will tell you all you need to know. But are you sure you’re ready to move forward? This month’s science-fiction titles are full of challenges both physical and mental: become the lone survivor of a new world in in The Last Human by Zack Jordan; conquer the Infinite Game of Otaku by Chris Kluwe; and interrogate the structures that hold us down in K.M. Szpara’s Docile.

Head below for the full list of fantasy titles heading your way in March!

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Download a Free Ebook of Killing Gravity, by Corey J. White, Before Feb. 29!

Mars Xi can kill you with her mind, but she’ll need more than psychic powers to save her.

Each month, the eBook Club gives away a free sci-fi/fantasy eBook to club subscribers. For February 2020 Bonus (Leap Year) eBook the eBook Club pick is Killing Gravity, the thrilling science fiction space adventure debut by Corey J. White.

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All the New Fantasy Books Arriving in March!

In the deepest part of the night, your path is lit only by the full moon above.  A hand reaches out for you, and you hesitate. Are they friend or foe? You may never know until the journey is complete. This month’s fantasy titles are for risk-takers and lovers of the unknown: New York City comes alive under the masterful pen of N.K. Jemisin in The City We Became; step into another world where women take the lead in S.A. Jones’ The Fortress; and check out the start of a new series and Sarah J. Maas’ adult debut, House of Earth and Blood.

Head below for the full list of fantasy titles heading your way in March!

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Announcing the 2019 Nebula Awards Finalists

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced the finalists for the 2019 Nebula Awards, including the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, and the Nebula Award for Game Writing.

The winners will be announced at SFWA’s 55th annual Nebula Conference in Los Angeles, CA, which takes place from Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA.

Congratulations to all the nominees! You can find the complete list of finalists below.

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Meet John Scalzi on Tour for The Last Emperox!

The Last Emperox is the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling Interdependency series, an epic space opera adventure from Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi. This Spring, the author will hit the road, visiting bookstores and festivals to meet readers and fans like you!

The Last Emperox publishes April 14th with Tor Books. Head below for the full tour schedule!

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Falling in Love Is Magic: A Conversation With C.L. Polk and Alyssa Cole

Earlier this month, we paired Witchmark and Stormsong author C.L. Polk with Alyssa Cole, award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance, for a chat about the intersections between science-fiction, fantasy, and romance as a genre. We knew that these two would have a lot to talk about, both regarding writing practices and the craft of two characters falling in love. What transpired was a lively, insightful conversation about bridging genre gaps, sex and consent, how relationships are part of worldbuilding, and the magic of love.

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Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive Book 4 is Now Officially: Rhythm of War

It’s official! With the first draft of Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive Book 4 now completed, the epic fantasy author has announced that the definitive title for the volume will be Rhythm of War.

Readers who hang about on the various forums where the epic world(s) of Roshar and the Cosmere are discussed have known “Rhythm of War” as a placeholder title up until now. So what prompted its official adoption?

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V.E. Schwab’s Next Novel — The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue — Arrives on October 6, 2020

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, an adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore, and he remembers her name.

Tor Books has announced that New York Times-bestselling author V.E. Schwab will return with The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, hitting shelves on October 6, 2020.

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