Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

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Welcome back to our regular feature Speculative Fiction Tuesday, after its holiday hiatus.


We’ve gotten in an excellent spread of horror, fantasy, and science fiction releases to start off the New Year… there’s bound to be something for every imaginative taste.

  • First are the Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts book club selections for January and February… THE AFFAIR OF THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER by Alexis Hall, a spacefaring take on the Sherlock Holmes mythos, and SWORD DANCE by A.J. Demas, a fantasy novel full of intrigue and espionage.
  • Next is BURN THE DARK by S.A. Hunt, first in the Malus Domestica horror action-adventure series about a punk YouTuber on a mission to bring down witches, one vid at a time.
  • A BOY AND HIS DOG AND THE END OF THE WORLD by C.A. Fletcher deals with the search for a beloved family dog who has been stolen; her owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of a post-apocalyptic world.
  • Author Sarah Pinsker has just been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award for the short story collection SOONER OR LATER EVERYTHING FALLS INTO THE SEA. The novel A SONG FOR A NEW DAY deals with humans struggling to keep the power of music alive in a totalitarian regime that forbids it.
  • COME TUMBLING DOWN by Seanan McGuire is the fifth installment in the Wayward Children series, a portal fantasy work with gothic overtones.
  • Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden team up to present THE HIVE, a chilling look into how social media can ruin lives when sanctioned by a shadowy sinister government agency.
  • TIME’S CONVERT by Deborah Harkness, author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, tells a tale of vampire romance that transcends centuries and continents.
  • And, finally, A GATHERING OF RAVENS by Scott Oden is a dark fantasy set in Viking times, centered around Grimnir, the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days.

All titles are currently in stock or expected to arrive no later than Friday, January 17th.

Thank you, as always, for making our shelves your destination.

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