New Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels | November 2019

New Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels | November 2019

Are you ready to jump into some fantastic new adventures? Look no further than these new fantasy and science fiction novels from bestselling authors Conor H. Carton, Lindsay Buroker, Michael Crichton & Daniel H. Wilson, Nora Roberts, James S. A. Corey, and Tasha Suri. Grab these new novels now and add them to your November reading list!


Bottle Born Blues

by Conor H. Carton

Release Date: November 1, 2019

The first book in the Spoils of War series by Conor H. Carton… Shakbout Mansard is an artificial lifeform that wants a quiet and ordinary life with his family. It’s a reasonable ambition for one of the few Bottle Borns living as a free citizen. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Shabout has dangerous knowledge of a plot to overthrow the government of Mengchi that makes him a target.

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Agents of the Crown

by Lindsay Buroker

Release Date: November 1, 2019

The Agents of the Crown boxed set includes all five books in the epic fantasy series by bestselling author Lindsay Buroker… A powerful soul is trapped in a jewel called the dragon tear in a far away kingdom. Great magical power awaits whoever holds it. But this trapped soul wants to escape. The collection includes Eye of Truth, Blood Ties, Duty Bound, Elven Fury, and Dragon Tear.

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The Andromeda Evolution

by Michael Crichton & Daniel H. Wilson

Release Date: November 12, 2019

The Andromeda Evolution is the sequel to Michael Crichton’s bestselling technothriller The Andromeda Strain… In 1967, the human race was nearly ended when an extraterrestrial microbe crashed into the earth. Exposure to this Andromeda Strain killed everyone in Piedmont, Arizona, except for an infant boy and an elderly man. Over the following days top scientists worked to save the world from an epidemic. In the moments before a nuclear detonation, the succeeded. Decades later the world thought it was safe…

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The Rise of Magicks

by Nora Roberts

Release Date: November 26, 2019

The third book in the Chronicles of The One series by New York Times Bestselling Author Nora Roberts… After civilization was destroyed by the sickness known as the Doom, magick is now commonplace. Fallon Swift has spent years learning its ways and cannot rest until she frees those that have been preyed upon by the government or the Purity Warriors. She is determined to save those locked up in laboratories and brutalized for years on end.

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Auberon

by James S. A. Corey

Release Date: November 12, 2019

The new novella set in the Expanse universe by New York Times Bestselling Author James S. A. Corey… Auberon is one of the most important colonies in humanity’s reach. Now, a new conquering faction has come to claim it. Governor Rittenaur wants to bring civilization to the far outpost. But Auberon has its own history and a criminal kingpin named Erich has very different plans.

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Realm of Ash

by Tasha Suri

Release Date: November 12, 2019

Realm of Ash is the second book in The Books of Ambha series by Tasha Suri… A war of succession is hovering on the horizon. There is only one hope for peace. the mysterious realm of ash. Here mortals can find what they seek in the echoes of their ancestors’ dreams. But in order for you to walk there, it requires a steep price.

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | November 12

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors James S. A. Corey, A.G. Riddle, Michael Crichton, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Lindsay Buroker, R.R. Preey, Myke Cole, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Interview with Avanti Centrae, Author of VanOps: The Lost Power

What can you tell us about your new release, VanOps: The Lost Power?

It’s a DA VINCI CODE meets TOMB RAIDER type award-winning thriller, and an instant international bestseller! Readers are really responding to the action-packed mix of intrigue, history, science and mystery. The story begins with a double homicide on a foggy morning in the Napa Valley and accelerates from there.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

When I was young, I didn’t always feel like I fit in, and had an overwhelming mix of emotions that I didn’t know how to handle. Books were my best friends, and authors my heroes. I’ve always wanted to write to keep other readers company during the dark nights and lonely days. Adventure is my favorite activity, and has inspired my novels.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I’ve listened to the entire WHEEL OF TIME series at least three times, so it’s right up there. Other favorites include James Rollins’ MAP OF BONES, and Steve Berry’s THE ROMANOV PROPHECY. Carlos Ruiz Zafron did an amazing job with the CEMETARY OF FORGOTTEN BOOKS series, and I recently discovered ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz. All very well done.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

James Patterson is the most successful author of our time. I’d love to learn his secrets to sniffing out successful story lines, and talk with him about his marketing techniques.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

While outlining, I love to design surprising plot twists. Pulling all the threads of a story together can be like solving a Rubik’s cube, and that’s a lot of fun for me.

What is a typical day like for you?

It depends on where the book is in its lifecycle. Right now, with the release of THE LOST POWER, I’m spending a lot of my time enjoying interviews like this one, as well as polishing book two and designing book three. When I’m done outlining a work and am in the middle of writing it, I’ll spend the day editing the prior day’s work, researching and writing the next chapter. When I need a break from the desk, I throw the ball for my German Shepherd puppy in the big back yard.

What scene in VanOps: The Lost Power was your favorite to write?

There’s an argument just over half way through the book between Maddy Marshall, a tall dark-haired app designer and aikido instructor, and Bear Thorenson, a broad-shouldered marine who has been harboring feelings for Maddy and a secret alliance with VanOps. In that scene, Bear reveals he’s working with VanOps and Maddy is quite angry about it, which sets up a dramatic fight between the two of them. Also, Tim Campbell, the audio book narrator, did a fantastic job capturing their pent up emotions.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

There’s a refrain in THE LOST POWER that mirrors a practical tool that I use in my life: Listen and Feel The Power. In the story, Maddy is a martial arts black belt who has never felt her own life force, or ki, energy. She has to learn to feel her energy, and she does that by first listening. Really stopping to listen to others, to hear the birds, to hear the pulse of life in your veins, brings with it a host of advantages, including giving Maddy an edge over her opponents. It’s something we can all learn from her.

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Books To Read If You Like Pierce Brown

Books To Read If You Like Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown is a New York Times Bestselling Author of science fiction novels. He is best known for his immensely popular Red Rising Saga, which now has five books in the series. If you’ve been on the lookout for some exciting new science fiction novels, you won’t want to miss these books to read if you like Pierce Brown!


The Final Wars Rage

by S.A. Asthana

Release Date: September 6, 2019

The second book in the Final Wars Trilogy by S.A. Asthana… Although he escaped the moon’s Nippon One Colony with a new identity after a failed effort to save New Paris from destruction, Bastien Lyons finds himself in danger once again. In the brutal world of the twenty-third century, Parisian ruins send shockwaves through the remaining two civilizations of the solar system. The tenuous peace between Nippon One and Port Sydney is falling apart and Bastien knows something terrible is about to happen.

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Legacy of the Lost

by Lindsey Fairleigh

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Cora Blackthorn’s sole link to the outside world is online gaming. Anxious and reclusive, she also has a condition that makes human touch crippling. Being confined to a small island in the Puget Sound, she never gets to accompany her mother on her tomb-raiding adventures. When she receives a cryptic SOS from her mom in a mysterious package, she uncovers the shocking truth about her condition… that it’s actually a gift not of this world.

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Salvation Lost

by Peter F. Hamilton

Release Date: October 29, 2019

The utopia of twenty-third-century earth is about to come to an end when a seemingly benign alien race is revealed to be one of the worst threats humanity has ever seen. The Olyx are driven by an intense religious extremism and are determined to bring everyone to their version of God.

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The Lost Colony

by A.G. Riddle

Release Date: November 12, 2019

The third book in The Long Winter Trilogy by A.G. Riddle… The last survivors of the human race have escaped Earth. Their new home of Eos seemed perfect at first. It was warm, hospitable, and safe from the grid. But not everything is as it seems. The first colony of settlers have disappeared.

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Resistance Reborn

by Rebecca Roanhorse

Release Date: November 5, 2019

After escaping Crait, the once-powerful army of the Resistance has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, and Leia. All the names are famous among the oppressed worlds they liberate. But it seems their names can only get them so far when Leia’s call for help goes unanswered.

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Hell Divers Vi: Allegiance

by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Release Date: November 5, 2019

The sixth book in The Hell Divers Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith… Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez is the reluctant new king of the islands. He is working to assimilate the sky citizens and Cazadores. But not all Cazadores have accepted the new order.

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Interview with S.A. Asthana, Author of The Final Wars Rage

What can you tell us about your new release, The Final Wars Rage?

It’s a story about the fall of human civilization in the 23rd century. TFWR follows the domino effect triggered by Bastien Lyons, the central character, in book 1, The Final Wars Begin. Against this backdrop, TFWR explores many themes – can morality exist in a fractured, technologically-advanced world? Is redemption plausible when one’s hit rock bottom? What does it mean to be human in a world where transhumanism and synthetic construction of man is a possibility? There’s a lot to unpack against the premise of civilization’s collapse.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I was inspired by reading Herge’s Tintin comic series as a young boy. It wasn’t science fiction, but it was excellent storytelling, nonetheless. Each comic kept me entertained for hours. Then I’d create fan fiction of the intrepid reporter. That’s how the writing bug bit me.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Tough question – only five? Well, here goes (in no specific order)…

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Michael Crichton. I’d ask him this exact question 🙂

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love to tell stories, and writing, for me, is the best medium for doing that.

What is a typical day like for you?

My day is bookended by writing – 5 to 6 am & 8 to 9 pm, at minimum. I’m busy with work (currently at Dell Technologies) and family (lucky to be married to a wonderful wife and have 2 beautiful kids) in the middle. So, it’s a full day, every day. But writing is my passion, and I feel unproductive if I haven’t put in at least 2 solid hours per day. It’s essential to write every single day if you wish to be a writer.

What scene in The Final Wars Rage was your favorite to write?

There’s a chapter where Bastien reunites with someone important in his life. It shows his vulnerability as a man on the path to redemption and allows him serious self-reflection. I don’t want to give away too much, so you’ll just have to read the book to find out more 🙂

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

As far as writing goes, it’s this:

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

― Richard Bach

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Interview with Lindsey Fairleigh, Author of Legacy of the Lost

What can you tell us about your new release, Legacy of the Lost?

Legacy of the Lost is the first book in my Atlantis Legacy series – which I’ve been describing as Tomb Raider meets Stargate since the very beginning, when it was little more than the seed of an idea. The story features Cora Blackthorn, a hopelessly lonely recluse who lives in Washington’s idyllic San Juan Islands, passing her time by gaming, reading, and binge-watching Netflix. She’s forced out of the everyday doldrum when her adventuring mom goes missing, leading Cora to make a series of astonishing discoveries unveiling family secrets, ancient mysteries, and myth-inspiring aliens. Legacy of the Lost is a fast-paced, exciting adventure that takes readers on a journey from Washington State to Rome, Italy, where Cora must follow the clues and explore historical sites in the search for her mom…and some much-needed answers.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I was never one of those kids who dreamed of writing books. I just really loved reading them. I’ve always been a voracious reader, my appetite for new stories growing as I did. It wasn’t until I experienced a traumatic event in my early twenties that I started writing fiction, more as a form of therapy than anything I planned to let others read. That initial attempt at writing fell by the wayside, and I only returned to writing fiction when Lindsey Pogue (also now an author) came into my life. I was taking a break from teaching, working at a bookstore instead, and I met Lindsey. One thing led to another, and we eventually decided to attempt to write a book together. That book became After The Ending, the first book in The Ending Series. Once I got that first book under my belt, there was no stopping me! I’m now writing full-time and working on my fourth series, and love it!

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

These are not in any order, and I know I’m missing some, but here goes anyway. The following books have had the greatest impact on my life:
– A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
– The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
– The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
– Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
– The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Tahereh Mafi, without a doubt! She was the one who inspired Lindsey Pogue and me to start writing in the first place. We met Tahereh at a booksellers event in San Francisco, after we had both read and ARC of her debut book, Shatter Me. We loved the book, and were blown away by how normal Tahereh was. She was a little awkward and just as excited to meet us, readers who loved her book, as we were to meet her. She was just like us. Suddenly my perception of what made someone an author shifted, and the possibility that I, too, could write a book became a real thing. During the long drive home from the event (both LP and I lived in Napa, at the time), we got to talking about how we both wanted to write one day. And then we decided to team up and do it. So, I would want Tahereh Mafi to come onto my literary talk show so I could thank her. Because meeting her changed my life.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Freedom. I love the freedom that writing affords me, on so many different levels. As a full-time author, I have the freedom to control my schedule. Or, rather, as the mom of a one-year-old, I have the freedom to be a work-from-home mom and take care of him while fitting in my author work around his schedule. Childcare is an issue that a lot of people struggle with, and I’m grateful everyday that my books have given me the freedom to chose to care for him myself. And then there’s the freedom to explore fantastical worlds. Writing allows me to create and explore places that don’t exist in the real world, and to go on amazing adventures and even, every once in a while, save the universe. As a hard-core introvert, I also appreciate the freedom writing gives me to express myself and share my thoughts, ideas, and stories in an anxiety-free way. I’ve built of wonderful community of readers around my books, and I’ve connected with some of the loveliest people who enjoy the same geeky things as I do. So, yeah – for me, freedom is easily my favorite thing about writing.

What is a typical day like for you?

Chaotic, haha! I wake up a couple hours before my son does – or, at least, before he’s supposed to wake up. It doesn’t always work out that way. I try to write as much as I can during that time. Then, I do some marketing and social media stuff while he’s up and eating or playing, and I try to write some more when/if he goes down for a nap. It’s a toss up as to when that might be. In the afternoon, we either run errands or, if it’s nice out, go for a walk. When my husband gets home from work, I sometimes head out to my office to squeeze in some more child-free work time. And then it’s dinner, bedtime routine for my kiddo, and an hour or two of relaxing with my husband. And then I go to bed. Super exciting, I know!

What scene in Legacy of the Lost was your favorite to write?

Not so much a scene as a section of the book – I loved writing the final third, when Cora is exploring an ancient labyrinth. I was really able to unleash the creativity and introduce some cool, twisted elements. It was a lot of fun to write, and once I reached that part, the rest of the book just spilled out of my brain and onto the page.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Kind of, and this is super cheesy, but I love this line from Disney’s live-action Cinderella movie: Have courage, and be kind. I feel like the world would be a much better place if everyone held those words in their heart.

The other philosophy that has been really important to me lately is this: be gentle with yourself. The first time I heard it was from a new mom friend, and it really resonated. It’s popped up a few times since then, and every time I hear it, I feel like it’s deeply significant. I think that we, as humans and especially women as mothers, tend to be really hard on ourselves. There is a TON of pressure out there to do things the “right” or “best” way. It’s so easy to feel like we’re falling short and failing those around us, but beating ourselves up doesn’t do anyone any good. Being gentle with ourselves opens us up to new possibilities and allows us to see all the ways that we are enough.

Lindsey Fairleigh is the author of the new book Legacy of the Lost.

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | November 5

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors S.A. Asthana, Lindsey Fairleigh, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from J.W. Webb, Kevin McLaughlin, Michael Anderle, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | October 29

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Peter F. Hamilton, B.K. Bass, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Linnea Tanner, E.A Copen, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Our Audiobook Playlist For October | 2019

Our Audiobook Playlist For October | 2019

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in October. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone, from mystery, thriller, literary fiction, science fiction, and biography/memoir. Grab your headphones and happy listening!


Bloody Genius

by John Sandford

Release Date: October 1, 2019

The 12th book in the Virgil Flowers Series by New York Times Bestselling Author John Sandford… Two departments at a local state university are feuding over a battle between science and medicine. When a renowned scholar winds up dead, Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate the crime and the recent ideological unrest. He soon discovers that these highly educated individuals are crazy over this one particular issue but lurking amongst them is a killer.

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The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett

Release Date: September 24, 2019

The Dutch House is the new Audiobook from Ann Patchett, the New York Times Bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder… When the Second World War ended, Cyril Conroy uses some luck and a canny investment to begin a real estate empire. His first order of business is to buy a lavish estate in the Philadelphia suburbs, the Dutch House. Performed by Tom Hanks!

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Supernova Era

by Cixin Liu

Release Date: October 22, 2019

The new audiobook from the New York Times Bestselling Author of THe THree-Body Problem, Cixin Liu… A star has died eight light-years away, creating a supernova event that covers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over thirteen will die. Now it is up to the parents to pass on their knowledge to their children to keep the world running. But will they want to continue the legacy left for them?

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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography

by Elton John

Release Date: October 15, 2019

The first and only official autobiography of Elton John… In this audiobook, you will discover the life story of a shy boy named Reginald Dwight and how he became one of the most successful singer/songwriters of all time. Me is narrated by Taron Egerton and Elton John.

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Grand Union: Stories

by Zadie Smith

Release Date: October 8, 2019

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Grand Union is a collection of short stories from bestselling author Zadie Smith… Including 11 new and unpublished stories, Smith combines her power of observation and her imitable voice to mine the complex experience of life in the modern world.

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The Deserter

by Nelson DeMille

Release Date: October 22, 2019

Shortly after disappearing from his post in Afghanistan, a video of Captain Kyle Mercer was released by his Taliban captors. The news of the captured Elite Delta Force soldier made international headlines but the circumstances are murky. Did Kyle Mercer desert before he was captured? This audiobook includes an exclusive interview with Nelson DeMille, Alex DeMille, and Scott Brick.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | October 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! October had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors Stuart Woods, Linwood Barclay, John Sandford, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, John Scalzi, Marie Lu, Margaret Rogerson, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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