Buckell, Tobias S. :
(Tor 0-7653-5090-4, $7.99, 358pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: Tor, February 2006)
SF novel, the author's first novel, set on lost colony planet settled by Caribbean refugees. Follow-up Ragamuffin just appeared from Tor in hardcover.
The author, who grew up in Grenada and now lives in Ohio, has this website/blog and this book site with news, reviews, excerpts of the first 21 chapters of the book, etc.
The book placed 3rd in the Best First Novel category in this year's Locus Poll.
Gary K. Wolfe wrote last year in Locus Magazine that the book is "an auspicious debut which, like the work of [Nalo] Hopkinson and an increasing number of other younger writers, reminds us that not all of tomorrow's worlds belong to fratboys and geeks".
Dolley, Chris :
(Baen 1-416-52134-8, $7.99, 556pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: Baen, November 2005)
SF novel about an obsessive-compulsive office messenger who perceives the world as shifting every day between alternate realities.
The author's next novel, Shift, is due this month from Baen in hardcover.
The author's website has a description and a link to a page with excerpts to 32 chapters.
Cheryl Morgan reviewed it in Emerald City: "[D]on't, whatever, you do, pick up Resonance expecting a typical Baen book. There are some interesting things happening here...".
Donohue, Keith :
The Stolen Child
(Anchor Books 1-4000-9653-7, $13.95, 320pp, trade paperback, May 2007)
(First edition: Doubleday/Nan A. Talese, May 2006)
Fantasy novel, the author's first novel, about a boy named Henry who is kidnapped by hobgoblins and replaced by a look-alike impostor, following the real Henry and the hobgoblin Henry as they move through their lives over the decades.
The publisher has this page for the book, with links to excerpts, reviews, a reading group guide, etc.
Amazon has a videoclip interview with the author.
Goodkind, Terry :
(Tor 0-7653-4432-7, $7.99, 673pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: UK: HarperCollins/Voyager, June 2006)
Fantasy novel, tenth in the "Sword of Truth" series that began with Wizard's First Rule (1994), and second volume in the "Chainfire" trilogy that began with last year's Chainfire and that will conclude the entire series.
The final book, Confessor, is due from Tor in November. Goodkind's site has this page for the book, with narration by the author.
Tor's website has this description of the book and another page for the series Sword of Truth.
Keith, William H., Jr. :
(Baen 1-416-52135-6, $7.99, 374pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: Baen, September 2005)
Military SF novel in the humorous series created by Keith Laumer about "two-fisted diplomat" Retief. In this story Retief handles warlike aliens who use a Peace Movement as a front for conquest.
Baen's site has this description with links to four chapters.
Malmont, Paul :
The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril
(Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 0-743-28786-X, $14, 371pp, trade paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: Simon & Schuster, June 2006)
Historical adventure novel with fantasy elements about pulp writers Walter Gibson and Lester Dent, creators of The Shadow and Doc Savage, and they investigate parallel mysteries that involve H.P. Lovecraft, L. Ron Hubbard, Louis L'Amour, and Orson Welles.
The author's website has a description, links to reviews, a podcast, links to pulp sources on the web, etc.
The publisher's site has this description and an excerpt.
Gary K. Wolfe reviewed the book last year in Locus Magazine, saying that it "works on one level as a trivia fest for pulp fans and on another as an effort to re-create, with a fair amount of comic and ironic overtones, the outlandish pacing and overbaked prose of the pulps themselves".
Modesitt, L. E., Jr. :
(Tor 0-7653-5467-5, $7.99, 609pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: Tor, April 2006)
Fantasy novel, fifth in the Corean Chronicles following Legacies (2002), Darknesses (2003), and Scepters (2004), and Alector's Choice (2005). This book like the fourth takes place several millennia before the first three books in the series (the 'Legacies' trilogy).
Modesitt's new website has this page about the book and a page for sixth volume Soarer's Choice, which appeared in hardcover last November.
Tor's page for the book includes an excerpt.
Morgan, Richard K. :
(Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-49977-8, $14.95, 450pp, trade paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: UK: Orion/Gollancz, March 2005)
SF novel, third in the author's series of noir SF adventures starring Takeshi Kovacs, following Altered Carbon (2002) and Broken Angels (2003).
This trade paperback edition is a reprint of Del Rey's 2005 hardcover.
Del Rey's site has a description and an excerpt.
Reynolds, Alastair :
(Ace 0-441-01502-6, $7.99, 580pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: UK: Gollancz, October 2005)
SF novel set in 2057, in which comet miners pursue Saturn's moon Janus, which has revealed itself to be an alien spacecraft that has set off on a high-speed course for Spica.
Wikipedia has this entry for the book.
Nick Gevers review for Locus Magazine said: "Pushing Ice is hard SF of a grand, traditional sort, a trifle formulaic because of that, but unquestionably a gripping and well-told tale, and with a profounder artistry implicit in its structure."
Ringo, John :
(Baen 1-416-52133-X, $7.99, 462pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: Baen, March 2006)
Military techno-thriller about a former Navy SEAL turned international warlord; sequel to Ghost. In this book Mike Harmon falls in with a Georgian mountain tribe, whose ruler is called a kildar, threatened by Chechen raiders.
Subsequent volumes, already published in hardcover, are Choosers of the Slain and Unto the Breach.
Ringo's site has this page about the series with links to sample chapters on Baen's site.
Rucka, Greg :
Perfect Dark: Second Front
(Tor 0-7653-5474-8, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
SF novel based on the Xbox 360 game Perfect Dark Zero, set in a future "era of the hypercorporation", and involving operative Joanna Dark.
This mass market edition is a reprint of the trade paperback original that appeared in January.
The author's site has the back cover description, and a link to an excerpt.
Tor's website has this page for the book, with the same description and an excerpt.
Strieber, Whitley :
(Tor 0-7653-5259-1, $7.99, 371pp, mass market paperback, June 2007)
(First edition: Tor, August 2006)
SF novel about alien abductors, "grays", who occupy a Kentucky town with a decades-long plan to breed a super-intelligent human being.
The book is a fictional descendant of Strieber's Communion, the bestselling account of his own abduction by aliens.
Tor's site has this description and an excerpt.
Amazon's "search inside" feature includes an except. Amazon has the Publishers Weekly and Booklist reviews; the latter's Ray Olson concludes "It's a terrific read, already blocked out like a screenplay for the major movie now in the works, marred only by a few treacly passages about the wonder of it all."