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9 New Books We Can't Wait to Read This November

We're dying to get our hands on these sci-fi and fantasy reads! 

This fall, we've got more than just sweater weather and changing leaves to look forward to—there's also a bountiful harvest of great new books! These November releases are some of the new books we're most excited to get our hands on this season. From the concluding titles in award-winning series, to short fiction from one of the most decorated modern sci-fi writers, this November is booked. And if we left off a title that you're looking forward to, share it with us in the comments and we'll add it to our TBR pile!  

Buy The Subjugate  at Amazon

The Subjugate

By Amanda Bridgeman

Release date: November 6th

This near-future story will captivate fans of mysteries, police procedurals, and sci-fi. In a small religious community, violent murderers called Subjugates are neurally edited until they’re harmless, compliant servants known as 'Serenes.' But something is going wrong. People in the village are turning up dead — and Detectives Salvi Brentt and Mitch Grenville have countless suspects. Crime may not be extinct after all. 

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The Subjugate

By Amanda Bridgeman

Buy Mass Effect: Annihilation at Amazon

Mass Effect: Annihilation

By Catherynne M. Valente

Release date: November 6th

James Tiptree Jr. Award-winner Catherynne M. Valente brings her incredible voice to this official tie-in novel for the Mass Effect: Andromeda BioWare game. 20,000 colonists from across different races are aboard an ark en route to the Andromeda galaxy. 30 years from their destination, passengers begin dying in their pods from a deadly pathogen that can jump species, and was intentionally released by someone on board. The ship's crew is in a race against time to protect the remaining passengers, as the virus causes rage and violence in the infected. 

Mass Effect: Annihilation

By Catherynne M. Valente

Buy Someone Like Me at Amazon

Someone Like Me

By M.R. Carey

Release date: November 6th

The Girl With All the Gifts author M.R. Carey consistently writes spooky, moving speculative fiction that’s simultaneously empathetic and terrifying. Someone Like Me is about Liz Kendall, a devoted single mother with two very different sides to her personality. When her abusive ex-husband pushes her too far, Liz is introduced to a brutal side of herself she's never met before. Part horror, part thriller, this tale might not be as straight-science fiction as Carey's beloved Hungry Plague series, but we’re practically salivating all the same. 

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Someone Like Me

By M.R. Carey

Buy Skyward at Amazon

Skyward

By Brandon Sanderson

Release date: November 6th

The highly-anticipated first title in a new series by Mistborn author Brandon Sanderson, Skyward follows Spensa, a young girl on a besieged planet. Spensa’s home is under constant attack by an alien race. The last line of defense for humanity are its pilots, and Spensa has always dreamed of joining their ranks — but her dark family history may prevent her from attending flight school. When she discovers a ship that seems to be sentient in a long-forgotten cavern, Spensa’s future — and the future of all humanity — might be changed forever. Sanderson has described this young adult/new adult series as his first foray into the ‘books about dragons’ canon, and we can’t wait to see what his sci-fi take on this genre has in store.

Skyward

By Brandon Sanderson

Buy The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey at Amazon

The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey

By Peter S. Beagle

Release date: November 12th

This beautiful commemorative edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Peter S. Beagle’s fantasy classic The Last Unicorn. The new release features 85 pages of Beagle’s reflections on his writing, early drafts and musings about the iconic character, as well as pieces from authors like Patrick Rothfuss and Carrie Vaughn reflecting on the enduring importance of The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey

By Peter S. Beagle

Buy Vita Nostra at Amazon

Vita Nostra

By Sergiy Dyachenko and Maryna Shyrshova-Dyachenko

Release date: November 13th

This eerie fantasy story is a Russian bestseller, and on November 13th, it's at last getting an English-language translation. Sasha Samokhina is vacationing at the beach with her mother when she's approached by a magnetic older stranger and tasked with performing a mysterious, perilous task in exchange for a gold coin. Soon, she routinely does what Farit Kozhennikov tells her to in exchange for this strange currency — and when he instructs her to use the gold coins to enroll in a mysterious institute, Sasha goes against her family's wishes and attends. Before long, Sasha's eyes are open to 'special technologies' she never knew existed, and a world of incredible power and peril — but for every new talent Sasha learns, her family pays the price. 

Vita Nostra

By Sergiy Dyachenko and Maryna Shyrshova-Dyachenko

Buy Terran Tomorrow  at Amazon

Terran Tomorrow

By Nancy Kress

Release date: November 13th

Terran Tomorrow marks the conclusion of the Yesterday's Kin Trilogy, based on the Nebula Award-winning Yesterday's Kin novella. In this thrilling finale, Earth scientists return to their home planet after their mission to World. But twenty-eight Earth years have passed, and humanity has been nearly decimated. Marianne Jenner will have to use World knowledge to save the human race from completely destroying itself via biological warfare. 

Terran Tomorrow

By Nancy Kress

Buy Fire & Blood  at Amazon

Fire & Blood

By George R.R. Martin

Release date: November 20th

No, it's not the long-awaited Winds of Winter, but we're excited for George R.R. Martin's upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire title nonetheless. Set centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, Fire & Blood explores the history of House Targaryen, offering valuable insight into events only hinted at thus far, and enriching readers' understanding of the existing mythos. 

Fire & Blood

By George R.R. Martin

Buy How Long ‘til Black Future Month?: Stories at Amazon

How Long ‘til Black Future Month?: Stories

By N.K. Jemisin

Release date: November 27th

This is the first collection of short fiction from acclaimed Broken Earth trilogy author N.K. Jemisin, who recently made history at the 2018 Hugo Awards when she became the first author to ever win consecutive Best Novel Hugos for each title in a trilogy. This new collection of speculative fiction includes her Hugo-nominated short story “The City Born Great,” in which a young homeless boy in New York has a daunting ability to revive the old city’s soul. 

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How Long ‘til Black Future Month?: Stories

By N.K. Jemisin

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