Is there anything better than a piping hot new read? Fresh from the minds of some truly excellent writers, here are some delicious fiction new releases coming your way in November 2017. Better than Thanksgiving pie and mashed potatoes, these books are going to fill you up with heaping helpings of intrigue, drama, romance, and adventure. Seriously, I dare you to read this list without drooling. (And without leaving your computer to rush to your bookstore.)
This month, sci-fi and fantasy fans have a lot to celebrate. You're finally getting our hands on some long-awaited reads, including the third installment of Brandon Sanderson's phenomenal Stormlight Archive series, Oathbringer, and a new book from The Martian author Andy Weir. Other new releases explore the Russian Revolution, gender identity and sexuality in the '90s, and the end of the world as you know it.
These books will whisk you away on an adventure, while also bringing fresh perspectives on the world we live in today. You're not going to be able to put any of these down. Check out these 11 new releases coming out in November, and start your holiday reading off with a bang:
'The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night' by Jen Campbell (Nov. 2; Two Roads)
Jen Campbell's intensely imaginative stories can only be described as beautiful and bizarre. This collection is filled with fantastical elements that give it a dangerous and charming flavor.
'The Revolution of Marina M.' by Janet Fitch (November 7; Little, Brown and Company)
At 816 pages, this new novel from the author of White Oleander is going to swallow you up entirely. The book follows Marina Makarova as she marches for workers' rights, falls in love, and discovers unforgivable betrayal during the Russian Revolution.
'The End We Start From' by Megan Hunter (November 7; Grove Press)
London is flooding, and in the middle of it all, a woman gives birth to a daughter named Z. But Z is born into a world that is on the verge of its end. This book is both a chillingly plausible apocalypse tale and a wrenching and personal story.
'Jade City' by Fonda Lee (November 7; Orbit)
You may know Lee from her YA novels, but this is her first adult fantasy. On the island of Kekon, jade — which can give one magical abilities — is the lifeblood of the economy. When a new drug hits the market that allows anyone to wield the powers of jade, a feud between two rivaling families — the Kauls and the Ayts — ramps up to epic proportions.
'Wonder Valley' by Ivy Pochoda (November 7; Ecco)
When a teen runs away from his father's commune, it sparks a domino effect that affects the lives of six different people, whose hopes teeter on the harsh whims of Los Angeles and the desert that surrounds it.
'Future Home of the Living God' by Louise Erdrich (November 14; Harper)
When women begin giving birth to infants that appear to be primitive human species, it appears that evolution has reversed herself. As America erupts into chaos around, four-months-pregnant Cedar Hawk Songmaker goes on an intensely personal journey to find her birth mother and understand both her and her baby's birth origins.
'Artemis' by Andy Weir (November 14; Crown)
That's right, the author of The Martian has a new book out, and this time, he's taking us to the moon — a fully-fledged city on the moon, that is, where a plucky smuggler named Jazz has lived for nearly her entire life. When Jazz's misadventures land her in the middle of a conspiracy to take control of the city itself, she's forced to take a huge risk in order to survive.
'Oathbringer' by Brandon Sanderson (November 14; Tor Books)
If you haven't read Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series, stop what you're doing and go pick up a copy of The Way of Kings right now. Set in a world filled with magical storms, a long and cruelly executed war, political assassinations, and plenty of secrets, this series will hook you in from page one.
'Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance' by Ruth Emmie Lang (November 14; St. Martin's Press)
This exquisite and adventurous book will remind you of classic fantasies that you read as a child. Weylan Grey, an oprhan, was raised by wolves, so he always knew he was... different. But when he single-handedly stops a tornado in Oklahoma, he realizes he's truly special.
'The City of Brass' by S.A. Chakraborty (November 14; Harper Voyager)
In this magnificent debut novel, we follow Nahri, a con artist living in 18th century Cairo. When Nahri accidentally summons a sly, mysterious djinn during one of her cons, she gets pulled into a world of magic, and finds herself bound to the legendary city of Daevabad, a place that simmers with powerful enchantments and dark resentments.