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De­cem­ber’s tra­di­tion­ally a quiet month for book re­leases, but there were still a fair few we couldn’t squeeze in. Writ­ten by Atomic Blonde cre­ator Antony John­ston, THE EXPHORIA CODE (14 De­cem­ber, Light­ning Books) is the first in a new techno-thriller series about a fe­male MI6 hacker. THE COM­PLETE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE STO­RIES (out now, Gol­lancz) col­lects ten of Char­laine Har­ris’s tales about the True Blood hero­ine, pre­vi­ously scat­tered across an­tholo­gies. James SA Corey’s space opera series The Ex­panse re­turns with sev­enth in­stal­ment PERSEPOLIS RIS­ING (7 De­cem­ber, Or­bit), while Ian C Essle­mont’s ven­tured back to Malaz for DEADHOUSE LANDING (out now, Transworld), the sec­ond in his Path to As­cen­dancy series. CLOCK­WORK CITY (14 De­cem­ber, Hod­der & Stoughton) is a new en­try in Paul Cril­ley’s ur­ban fan­tasy series Del­phic Di­vi­sion, which sees an in­ves­ti­ga­tor deal­ing with the likes of African gods, vam­pires and an­gels; we said open­ing in­stal­ment Poi­son City “will suit readers of The Dres­den Files right down to the ground.” Mean­while, FIRESTORM (14 De­cem­ber, Pan) sees Lucy Houn­som’s World­maker tril­ogy wrap­ping up; our re­viewer de­scribed book one, Star­born, as “a solid, tra­di­tional fan­tasy”. Turn­ing to non-fic­tion: THE DEVIL’S BACK­BONE (out now, Ti­tan Books) ex­plores the mak­ing of the 2001 film via in­ter­views, con­cept art and rare stills. Fi­nally, there’s not long to wait be­fore you can feast your eyes upon THE ART OF JUS­TICE LEAGUE and THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (both 15 De­cem­ber, Ti­tan Books).

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