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New Releases: 11/20

Happy New Release Day! Here’s what went on sale today.

Willful Child: The Search for Spark by Steven Erikson

These are the adventures of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms.

We join the not terribly bright but exceedingly cocksure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space.

Steven Erikson has taken his lifelong passion for Star Trek and transformed it into a smart, inventive, and hugely entertaining spoof on the whole overblown mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way adventure. The result is a novel that deftly parodies the genre while also paying fond homage to it.

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City of Broken Magic by Mirah Bolender

Five hundred years ago, magi created a weapon they couldn’t control. An infestation that ate magic—and anything else it came into contact with. Enemies and allies were equally filling.

Only an elite team of non-magical humans, known as sweepers, can defuse and dispose of infestations before they spread. Most die before they finish training.

Laura, a new team member, has stayed alive longer than most. Now, she’s the last—and only—sweeper standing between the city and a massive infestation.

NEW IN MANGA

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor Vol. 5 Story by Hitsuji Tarou; Art by Tsunemi Aosa

Beasts of Abigaile Vol. 4 Story and art by Spica Aoki

Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage Vol. 6 Story by Leiji Matsumoto; Art by Kouiti Shimaboshi

Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Vol. 4 Story by FUNA; Art by Itsuki Akata

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Story by Yoru Sumino; Art by loundraw

Juana and the Dragonewt’s Seven Kingdoms Vol. 3 Story and art by Kiyohisa Tanaka

Shomin Sample: I was Abducted by an Elite All-Girls School as a Sample Commoner Vol. 9 Story by Nanatsuki Takafumi; Art by Risumai

Toradora! Vol. 3 Story by Yuyuko Takemiya; Art by Yasu

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