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Classic Reprints, May – June 2016

Baxter, Stephen : The Time Ships
(UK: Harper Voyager 978-0008134549, £9.99, 512pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 16 Jun 2016

(First edition: UK: HarperCollins, June 1995)

SF novel, a sequel to H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine and written to celebrate that novel’s centennary.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description.
• The book won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the British SF Association Award.

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* Bear, Greg : The Complete Short Fiction of Greg Bear, Volume 1: Just Over the Horizon
(Open Road 978-1-5040-2145-6, $16.99, 370pp, trade paperback, April 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 Apr 2016

Collection of 13 stories and one script, the first of three simultaneously published volumes that reprint the contents of The Collected Stories of Greg Bear (2002), complete with introductions.
• Stories in this volume include award winners “Blood Music” and “Tangents”. The screenplay, “Genius”, was written for the latter TV series Outer Limits but never produced.
• Open Road’s site has this description. The second and third volumes are Far Thoughts and Pale Gods and Beyond the Farthest Suns.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes about the stories that “all have been recently revised”, and concludes that the stories demonstrate “Bear’s talent for combining human reality with speculative possibility.”

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Chiang, Ted : Stories of Your Life and Others
(Vintage 978-1101972120, $16, 304pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016

(First edition: Tor, July 2002)

Collection of 8 stories, first published from 1990 to 2002, include awards winners “Tower of Babylon”, “Story of Your Life”, “Seventy-Two Letters”, and “Hell Is the Absence of God”.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description, which alludes to the forthcoming film version of the title story, recently retitled Arrival and due for release in November.

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* Hoyle, Fred : Three Classic Novels: Ossian’s Ride, October the First is Too Late, Fifth Planet
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-1473210950, £12.99, 656pp, trade paperback, April 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 28 Apr 2016

Omnibus of three SF novels, first published in 1959, 1966, and 1963 respectively, by the renowned UK astronomer.
• Orion’s site has this description.

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Moorcock, Michael : The Condition of Muzak
(Titan Us 978-1783291830, $9.95, 240pp, trade paperback, May 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 3 May 2016
Cornelius Quartet #4

(First edition: UK: Allison & Busby, 1977)

Contemporary SF novel about a hip 1960s superhero, Jerry Cornelius; final book in a four book sequence following The Final Programme, The Cure for Cancer, and The English Assassin.
• Titan’s site has this order page.

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Smith, Clark Ashton, edited by Scott Connors & Ron Hilger : A Vintage from Atlantis: The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Volume 3
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808514, $17.99, 352pp, trade paperback, May 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 May 2016

(First edition: Night Shade Books, November 2007)

Collection of fantasy and “weird fiction”, third of five volumes publishing stories chronologically, with stories in this volume originally published from 1931 to 1933.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.

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Tevis, Walter S. : The Man Who Fell to Earth
(Orion/Gollancz 978-1473213111, £9.99, 208pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 28 May 2016

(First edition: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1963)

SF novel about an alien from a dying civilization who comes to Earth to try to save his species from extinction.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Wikipedia has this entry about the book.

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Wyndham, John : The Chrysalids
(Orion/Gollancz 978-1473212688, £12.99, 208pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 9 Jun 2016

(First edition: Ballantine, 1955)

SF novel set in a post-apocalyptic future about telepathic children in a fundamentalist culture terrified of mutations.
• The novel was first published as Re-Birth in the US; The Chrysalids was the UK title.
• Orion’s site has this description.

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New Books, 28 June 2016

* Arnold, Kyle : The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick
(Oxford University Press 978-0-1997-4325-4, $19.95, 240pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 1 Jun 2016

Nonfiction study, by a clinical psychologist, about how Philip K. Dick’s personality and experiences influenced his writing.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Psychologist Arnold tries to do many things at once in this ‘psychobiography’ of SF author Philip K. Dick. He accomplishes some, but falls short on others.”

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* Christian, Claudia, & Morgan Grant Buchanan : Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator
(Tor 978-0-7653-3774-0, $26.99, 496pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466835733

Alternate history novel set in a future in which the Roman Empire never fell.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt, and blurbs from Kevin J. Anderson, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Mike Resnick, and others.
• Co-author Christian is an actress known for her role on Babylon 5; this is her first novel.
• The Publishers Weekly review is not enthusiastic.

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* Fintushel, Eliot : Zen City
(Zero 978-1-78535-350-5, $11.95, 136pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 24 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-78535-351-2

Short SF novel with Buddhist influences about an outsider, Big Man, trying to gain entrance into the City.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Fintushel’s goal is never to mock or deride Buddhism itself, but rather to expose the ways in which the Eightfold Path is corrupted by human nature; in that regard, this book succeeds brilliantly, deftly weaving a tragic romance that’s about all of us, and none at all.”

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+ Heitz, Markus : Devastating Hate
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1623657048, $14.99, 608pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Legends of the Alfar #2

First US edition (UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, June 2015)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Righteous Fury (2014), about the älfar, a race of warriors planning to attack the elves, dwarves, and humans.
• Quercus’ site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Kadrey, Richard : The Perdition Score
(Harper Voyager 978-0062373267, $25.99, 384pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062373281
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062471956
Sandman Slim #8

Urban fantasy thriller, eighth in a series following Sandman Slim (2009), Kill the Dead (2010), Aloha from Hell (2011), Devil Said Bang (2012), Kill City Blues (2013), The Getaway God (2014), and Killing Pretty (2015), about James Stark, hit man from Hell.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Kroese, Robert : The Big Sheep
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 978-1-250-08844-4, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250088451

SF novel, first in a series, set in a Disincorporated Zone of Los Angeles in 2039, about a private investigator searching for a missing genetically altered sheep.
• Macmillan’s site has this description (which says the book “is perfect for fans of Philip Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards!, and Scalzi’s Old Man’s War.“) with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the author “demonstrates his creative imaginative worldbuilding in this sci-fi mystery series debut set in 2039 Los Angeles.”

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* Lore, Pittacus : United as One
(Harper 978-0062387653, $18.99, 480pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062387677
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062448576
Lorien Legacies #7

Young adult SF novel, seventh and concluding volume in the series that began with I Am Number Four (2010), about nine alien children from Lorien hiding out on Earth from evil Mogadarians.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview.

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* Niven, Larry, & Steven Barnes : The Seascape Tattoo
(Tor 978-0-7653-7873-6, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466863354

Fantasy novel about a Swordsman and a Sorcerer in perpetual mortal combat.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The stakes are satisfyingly personal and global…”

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* Schutt, Bill, & J. R. Finch : Hell’s Gate
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-241252-2, $26.99, 384pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062412546
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062471963

Historical SF thriller about the discovery, in 1944, of an empty, marooned Japanese submarine deep in the Brazilian jungle.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The authors adeptly balance science and suspense, and a detailed afterword lays out how much of the story line is based in history. Michael Crichton fans will be pleased that the ending leaves room for a sequel.”

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* Skovron, Jon : Hope and Red
(Orbit 978-0-316-26811-0, $9.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316268134
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478909538
The Empire of Storms #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first adult novel, about two orphaned children who team up to take down a fracturing empire.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a
starred review: “Skovron’s eye for characterization and situations is exceptional, raising this from a fun ninja and pirate mash-up to a compelling coming-of-age yarn that genuinely merits a multivolume treatment.”

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* Stross, Charles : The Nightmare Stacks
(Ace 978-0425281192, $27, 400pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698195271
Laundry Files #7

Fantasy novel, seventh in the author’s “Laundry Files” sequence following The Atrocity Archives (2004), The Jennifer Morgue (2006), The Fuller Memorandum (2010), The Apocalypose Codex (2012), The Rhesus Chart (2014), and The Annihilation Score (2015), about British secret service agent Bob Howard battling Lovecraftian horrors.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Sullivan, Michael J. : Age of Myth
(Del Rey 978-1-101-96533-7, $26, 432pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101965344
Legends of the First Empire #1

Epic fantasy novel, first in a series of five, about a race of gods, the Fhrey, worshipped by humans until one of the gods is killed by a human.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The bloodshed and political machinations are mild by grimdark fantasy standards.”

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* Tobler, E. Catherine : The Kraken Sea
(Apex 978-1-937009-40-3, $11.95, 128pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 18 Jun 2016

Fantasy novella about a 15-year-old orphan with reptillian features who moves to a strange new home with a kraken in the basement.
• Apex’s site has this description and order page.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Shifting supernatural borderlands inspire awe and ancient gods mirror very human desires in a fear fable that balances complex philosophy with relentless, image-packed action.”

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* Valentine, Genevieve : Icon
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-2515-5, $24.99, 336pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481425179
The Persona Sequence #2

Near-future SF thriller, second in a series following Persona (2015), about a diplomat who has survived an assassination attempt.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this desription with a link to Google preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The focus on Suyana’s day-to-day existence nicely displays the how politics can become reality TV, but it also makes the diplomatic maneuvering and politicking curiously distant and hard to follow.”

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* Yaszek, Lisa, & Patrick B. Sharp : Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction
(Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-7624-8, $29.95, 432pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8195-7625-5

Anthology of stories and essays by female writers, artists, and editors, a book in the “Early Classics of Science Fiction” series from this publisher.
• There’s also a hardcover edition (978-0-8195-7623-1) for $90.
• Wesleyan’s site has this description and the table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Weekly Bestsellers, 27 June 2016

Stephen King’s End of Watch remains #1 on three lists, debuting on the LA Times list this week only at #4.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.03
WP
06.26
LAT
06.26
USAT
06.19
PW
06.27
Amz
(06.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.27)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 15 1 =   xxx.. xxx.. x xxx.. xxx xxx..
Cronin, The City of Mirrors 05.23.16 / 6 x xx 14 -5 73 -36 23 -10 xx   xx
Hill, The Fireman 05.23.16 / 6 xx xxx.. 17 -5 x x xxx..    
Hubbard, Battlefield Earth 06.27.16 / 1       150 ++        
King, End of Watch 05.23.16 / 6 1 = 1 = 4 ++ 5 -4 1 = 28 -12 83 -40 19 -9
Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury 05.09.16 / 8 4 -1     xxx xx     xxx..
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 40   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 47 +
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 37     xxx.. xxx.. 16 +1 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 20           1 = 5 = 1 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 28             xxx.. 32 +18
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 39       xxx.. 15 = x xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 47 xxx..     x 10 -1 xxx..    
Yancey, The Last Star 06.06.16 / 4       33 -12 1 = x    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.03
WP
06.26
LAT
06.26
USAT
06.19
PW
06.27
Amz
(06.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.27)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 220   xxx..   92 +7 xxx.. 31 +3 xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 72 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 138 +5   xxx..   xxx..
King, Finders Keepers 04.04.16 / 12 14 +   xxx.. 70 +5 21 +      
King, Mr. Mercedes [tpb] 12.08.14 / 18 xxx..     80 -8 xxx..   xxx..  
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 250 xxx xxx.. 10 -1 64 +2 xxx.. 92 + 17 +17 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 95       xx   9 +31 xxx.. 2 +1
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 262   xxx..   105 +7   55 +2 54 + x
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 131 xxx..   11 + 27 -1 xxx.. 34 +18 xxx.. 86 +
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK) 07.06.03 / 21             41 +5 30 +
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 29       xxx.. 13 -1 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (UK)               94 +  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               68 +27  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 68 -19   93 +    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 27             26 +33 16 -2
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 14 xxx..             60 +
Weir, The Martian [tpb] 11.10.14 / 81 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 127 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 63 xxx..   xxx.. 112 -41 xx xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
07.03
WP
06.26
LAT
06.26
USAT
06.19
PW
06.27
Amz
(06.27)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.27)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.27)
This cell color indicates rankings on children’s bestsellers lists This cell color indicates rankings of books based on pre-publication sales [Italics and brackets, and/or this cell color, indicate stale data — rankings from one or more weeks before — and do not contribute to the cumulative weeks on any list totals]

New Books, 21 June 2016

* Chen, Curtis C. : Waypoint Kangaroo
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 978-1-250-08178-0, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250081797
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427280718

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a spy who has access via a “pocket” to an empty parallel universe.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with blurbs from James Patrick Kelly, Charlie Jane Anders, and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Chen’s debut keeps the plot twisting as the story builds to a powerful climax, leavening the suspense with Kangaroo’s droll quips. This book is an auspicious start for its author and his wisecracking series.”

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* Dunne, Rachel : In the Shadow of the Gods
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-242813-4, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062428158
Bound Gods #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about mortals battling to save their world from two banished gods.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The interesting concept will keep readers involved as the story gradually unfolds. With at least two sequels planned, this installment is mostly setup, but Dunne’s polished prose and well-rounded characters make it a strong start.”

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* Godfrey, Daniel : New Pompeii
(Titan Us 978-1-78329-811-2, $14.95, 352pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016

SF thriller, the author’s first novel, about a technology to transport matter from the past that has enabled the retrieval of the city of Pompeii and its population from just before the volcanic eruption.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Debut novelist Godfrey puts in a lot of historical detail, comparing and contrasting the modern and ancient political schemers looking to turn situations to their own advantage. The ethics of time travel are also explored with intriguing results.”

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* Grant, Mira : Rise: A Newsflesh Collection
(Orbit 978-0316309585, $25, 656pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316309561
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478938446

Collection of 10 stories, including two original novellas, set in the future of novels Feed (2010), Deadline (2011), and Blackout (2012).
• Hachette’s site has this description.

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* Haydon, Elizabeth : The Weaver’s Lament
(Tor 978-0765320551, $26.99, 352pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429949224
Symphony of Ages #9

Fantasy novel, ninth volume in a series following The Merchant Emperor (2014), and The Hollow Queen (2015).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Hickman, Tracy, & Richard Garriott : The Sword of Midras
(Tor 978-0765382306, $24.99, 336pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466886803
Blade of the Avatar #1

Fantasy novel, prequel to role-playing game Shroud of the Avatar.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Husberg, Christopher B. : Duskfall
(Titan 978-1783299157, $14.95, 560pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Chaos Queen Quintet #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first in a series, about an amnesiac man rescued from the sea.
• Titan’s site has this description.

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* Kenyon, Sherrilyn : Born of Legend
(St. Martin’s 978-1250082749, $28.99, 736pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250082824
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427275790
The League: Nemesis Rising #9

SF romance novel, ninth in a series that began with Born of Night (2009) and included most recently Born of Betrayal (2015).
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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* Khorana, Aditi : Mirror in the Sky
(Razorbill 978-1-59514-856-8, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101999028

Young adult SF novel, the author’s first novel, about the discovery of an alternate, mirror planet to Earth.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Debut author Khorana keeps the science fiction elements of her story light, using Terra Nova more as a metaphor for the distortions of social image versus the true self…”

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* Shriver, Lionel : The Mandibles: A Family 2029-2047
(Harper 978-0-06-232824-3, $27.99, 416pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062328267
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062472649

Near-future SF novel set beginning in 2029, about the impact on an American family of economically devastating US debt.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description which say, “Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science fiction.”
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Shriver’s imaginative novel works as a mishmash of literary fiction and dystopian satire.”

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* Tremblay, Paul : Disappearance at Devil’s Rock
(Morrow 978-0-06-236326-8, $25.99, 336pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062363282
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062471925

Horror novel about the impact on a family of the disappearance of a 13-year-old boy.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “This stunning and tantalizing work of suggestive horror is sure to please admirers of Stephen King and Peter Straub.”

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* Wallace, Matt : Pride’s Spell
(Tor.com 978-0765390004, $16.99, 240pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765390011
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427280947
A Sin du Jour Affair #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Envy of Angels (2015) and Lustlocked (Jan. 2016), about a New York catering firm for the supernatural community.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gave the previous book a starred review: “Magic and humor combine with delicious results in this unusual, wildly fun novella.”

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* Zelitch, Simone : Judenstaat
(Tor 978-0765382962, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466890008

Alternate history novel about a sovereign Jewish state founded in 1948 in the territory of Saxony.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Kirkus review calls it “A philosophically resonant tale about the shaping, and force, of collective memory.”

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 20 June 2016

— posted Monday 20 June 2016 @ 10:47 am PDT

Stephen King’s End of Watch (Scribner) debuts strongly, ranking #1 on four print lists (with the fifth, LA Times, typically running a week behind the others).


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.26
WP
06.19
LAT
06.19
USAT
06.12
PW
06.20
Amz
(06.20)
UK:
Amz UK
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Canada:
Amz.ca
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Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 14 1 =   xxx.. xxx.. 22 -6 xxx.. xx xxx..
Cronin, The City of Mirrors 05.23.16 / 5 16 -5 x 9 -8 37 -17 13 -3 x   x
Cronin, The Passage 06.08.10 / 18 xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 105 + xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx..
DeLillo, Zero K 05.09.16 / 7 xxx.. xxx.. 11 -8 xxx.. xxx xxx..   xxx..
Hill, The Fireman 05.23.16 / 5 x xxx 12 -10 109 -38 22 -4 xxx..    
King, End of Watch 05.23.16 / 5 1 ++ 1 ++   1 ++ 1 ++ 16 -9 43 -24 10 -4
Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury 05.09.16 / 7 3 -1     xx x     xxx..
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 36     xxx.. xxx.. 17 -2 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 19           1 +1 5 -1 1 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition (UK) 10.12.15 / 27             xxx.. 50 +
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 38       xxx.. 15 -2 94 + xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 46 xxx     113 -22 9 -2 xxx..    
Yancey, The Last Star 06.06.16 / 3       21 ++ 1 = 78 -9    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.26
WP
06.19
LAT
06.19
USAT
06.12
PW
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Amz
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UK:
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Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 219   xxx..   99 +28 xxx.. 34 = xxx.. xxx..
Cline, Ready Player One [tpb] 06.18.12 / 71 xxx.. xxx.. xxx 143 +   xxx..   xxx..
King, Finders Keepers 04.04.16 / 11 xx   xxx.. 75 + xxx      
King, Mr. Mercedes [tpb] 12.08.14 / 17 xxx..     72 + xxx..   xxx..  
Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses [tpb] 05.16.16 / 6 8 -2       xxx      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 249 xx xxx.. 9 -1 66 -16 xxx.. xxx.. 34 -5 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 94       x   40 +15 xxx.. 3 +5
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 261   xxx..   112 +30   57 -15 x 92 -20
Riggs, Hollow City [tpb] 03.09.15 / 56 xxx..   xxx.. 84 + xxx.. xxx..    
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 130 xxx..   xx 26 -1 xxx.. 52 +20 xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK) 07.06.03 / 20             46 -2 x
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 28       xxx.. 12 -4 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               95 -44  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 49 -6   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 26             59 +39 14 +61
Rowling, Harry Potter Paperback Box Set [tpb] 06.08.15 / 13       xxx..   81 -13   xxx..
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 62 xxx   xxx.. 71 -23 x xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.26
WP
06.19
LAT
06.19
USAT
06.12
PW
06.20
Amz
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UK:
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Canada:
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Category: Bestsellers

New in Paperback, June 2016

— posted Saturday 18 June 2016 @ 11:26 am PDT

Fortune, Margaret : Nova
(DAW 978-0756410827, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Nova #1

(First edition: DAW, June 2015)

Young adult SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a young woman who realizes she is a genetically engineered time bomb.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Green, Simon R. : From a Drood to a Kill
(Roc 978-0451414342, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Secret Histories #9

(First edition: Roc, June 2015)

Fantasy novel, ninth in the series about Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, who protects humanity from the forces of darkness, following The Man with the Golden Torc (2007), Daemons Are Forever (2008), The Spy Who Haunted Me (2009), From Hell with Love (2010), For Heaven’s Eyes Only (2011), Live and Let Drood (2012), Casino Infernale (2013), and Property of a Lady Faire (2014).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The tenth book in the series, DR. DOA, just appeared in hardcover.

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Harris, Joanne M. : The Gospel of Loki
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481449472, $15.99, 288pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, February 2014)

Fantasy novel about the rise and fall of the Norse gods, told from the persective of the trickster god Loki.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.

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Lackey, Mercedes : From a High Tower
(DAW 978-0756410834, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Elemental Masters #10

(First edition: DAW, June 2015)

Fantasy novel retelling of the story of Rapunzel.
• It’s the ninth book in the Elemental Masters series, following Fire Rose, Gates of Sleep, Serpent’s Shadow, Phoenix and Ashes, The Wizard of London, Reserved for the Cat, Unnatural Issue (2011), Elemental Magic (2012), Steadfast (2013), and Blood Red (2014).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The eleventh book in the series, A Study in Sable, just appeared in hardcover.

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Lawrence, Mark : The Liar’s Key
(Ace 978-0425268810, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 May 2016
The Red Queen’s War #2

(First edition: Ace, June 2015)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Prince of Fools (2014), about a prince of the Broken Empire.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The third book in the series, The Wheel of Osheim, just appeared in hardcover.

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Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller : Dragon in Exile
(Baen 978-1476781679, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 May 2016
Liaden #18

(First edition: Baen, June 2015)

SF novel in the authors’ long-running Liaden Universe series, following Trade Secret (2013).
• Baen’s site has a description with links to several chapters.

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Miéville, China : Three Moments of an Explosion
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-1101884782, $16, 416pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, August 2015)

Collection of 28 stories, 10 of them original to this book.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Miéville is as brilliant as ever in finding the necessary balance between narrative mode and unfettered invention.”
• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Milán, Victor : The Dinosaur Lords
(Tor 978-0765382115, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 May 2016
The Dinosaur Lords #1

(First edition: Tor, July 2015)

Fantasy novel about a world that mirrors 14th century Europe in which knights battle on dinosaurs rather than horses. This is the author’s first non tie-in novel in some 20 years.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The next book in the series, The Dinosaur Knights, is due in July.

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Ryan, Anthony : Queen of Fire
(Ace 978-0425265659, $18, 656pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Raven’s Shadow #3

(First edition: Ace, July 2015)

Epic fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Blood Song (2013) and Tower Lord (2014), about the Sixth Order, a band of warriors who defend their realm and its faith.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Scalzi, John : The End of All Things
(Tor 978-0765376107, $8.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 May 2016
Old Man’s War #6

(First edition: Tor, August 2015)

SF novel, sixth book in the series that began with Old Man’s War (2005) and most recently included The Human Division (20013), consisting of four connected novellas plus a 24-page alternate ending to one of them.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Adrienne Martini reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Scalzi has become – both by his own design as well as by having some of it thrust upon him – a lightning rod for all of the political and social movements that are swirling around SF culture right now. So far, Scalzi’s ability to tell a pointedly sharp and compulsively readable story remains intact.”

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* Testa, Dom : The Galahad Archives, Book Two: Into Deep Space
(Tor Teen 978-0765383402, $16.99, 560pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
Galahad #2

Omnibus of young adult two novels, The Cassini Code (2010) and The Dark Zone (2011), third and fourth novels in a series of six, about a starship carrying 251 teenagers that escapes an Earth ravaged by a comet-borne virus.
• The first omnibus, The Galahad Archives, Book One: Leaving Earth, was published in February.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.

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Wendig, Chuck : Zer0es
(Harper Voyager 978-0062413178, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 May 2016

(First edition: Harper Voyager, August 2015)

Near-future SF novel about five hackers who are coerced into working for the US government.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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Wexler, Django : The Price of Valor
(Roc 978-0451418098, $7.99, 656pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
The Shadow Campaigns #3

(First edition: Roc, July 2015)

Military fantasy novel, third in a series following The Thousand Names (2013) and The Shadow Throne (2014), about a colonial garrison trying to survive a rebellion.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Category: New in Paperback

New Books, 14 June 2016

— posted Tuesday 14 June 2016 @ 11:41 am PDT

* Anderson, Taylor : Destroyermen: Blood in the Water
(Roc 978-0451470638, $27, 448pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698162976
Destroyermen #11

Alternate history SF novel, eleventh in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea (2012), Storm Surge (2013), Deadly Shores (2014), and Straits of Hell (2015), about a World War II US battleship transported back in time to an era when two intelligent dinosaur species are fighting a war.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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+ Cogman, Genevieve : The Invisible Library
(Roc 978-1-101-98864-0, $15, 352pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101988657
The Invisible Library #1

First US edition (UK: Pan Macmillan, January 2015)

Alternate history fantasy novel, first book of a trilogy and the author’s first novel, about a mysterious Library that collects books from different realities.
• The second and third books, The Masked City and The Burning Page, will be published in September and December. The first two books of the trilogy have already appeared in the UK.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Reminiscent of the works of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman, Cogman’s novel is a true treat to read.”
• Faren Miller reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “…another first novel not content with standard genre tropes (even as it ranges from vampiric horror and fairy tale to steampunk).”

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* Hartley, A. J. : Steeplejack
(Tor Teen 978-0-7653-8342-6, $17.99, 336pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
Alternate Detective #1

Young adult fantasy novel, first book in a series, set in a 19th-century South African world.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Hartley’s story is a thought-provoking blend of action and intrigue, with a competent and ethical heroine in Ang and a fully imagined setting whose atmosphere and cultural cues also play important roles. The result is an unforgettable page-turner built on surprises and full of potential.”

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* Humphrey, Claire : Spells of Blood and Kin
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 978-1250076342, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016

Dark fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a Toronto woman who inherits her grandmother’s house, filled with a legacy of Russian folk magic.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Humphrey dissects the monsters who walk among us—and those hiding within our skins—with a critical yet understanding eye. This paranormal tale stands out even in its very crowded field.”

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* Lam, Laura : False Hearts
(Tor 978-0-7653-8205-4, $24.99, 384pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016

SF novel, the author’s first adult novel following a couple YA novels, a cyberpunk mystery about conjoined twins in late 21st-century San Francisco.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Alternating first-person perspectives from each twin, Lam expertly explores themes of identity, totalitarian governments, cults, mind control, and familial love.”

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* Lee, Yoon Ha : Ninefox Gambit
(Solaris 978-1781084496, $9.99, 384pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
UK edition: 978-1781084489 (Thu 16 Jun 2016)
The Machineries of Empire #1

Space opera SF novel, the author’s first novel and first book of a trilogy, about a disgraced captain trying to redeem herself with the hexarchate.
• Solaris’ site has this description with blurbs from Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, and others.
• Barnes & Noble, calling it a debut to watch in 2016, has this review by Renay Williams: “Confused yet? The learning curve on Ninefox Gambit shouldn’t be underestimated, although readers with a solid foundation in hard science fiction will have an easier time parsing the narrative. It’s a challenging story, tackling science fiction concepts we’re familiar with (spaceships and intergalactic war) while layering on purposefully obfuscated but compelling twists.”

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* Martin, Gail Z. : The Shadowed Path
(Solaris 978-1781084397, $9.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
UK edition: 9781781084397 (Thu 16 Jun 2016)
Jonmarc Vanhanian #-

Collection of stories about Jonmarc Vahanian, hero of the author’s Chronicles of the Necromancer series.
• Solaris’ site has this description.

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* McKillip, Patricia A. : Dreams of Distant Shores
(Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-218-0, $15.95, 274pp, trade paperback, June 2016, cover art Thomas Canty)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016

Collection of seven stories, an essay, and an afterword by Peter S. Beagle.
• Three of the stories are original to this book.
• Tachyon’s site has this description with the table of contents.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Fans of exquisite prose and ethereal fantasy will need to own this.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews the book in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “Part of the reason a collection like this is especially intriguing is that, as McKillip herself points out in her essay, the romantic epic conventions of high fantasy have so often been the basic stuff of her novels, and watching her simultaneously manipulate, celebrate, invert, and challenge those conventions is a large part of her appeal.”

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* Novik, Naomi : League of Dragons
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-52292-4, $28, 352pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780345522948
Temeraire #9

Fantasy novel, ninth and final book in the Temeraire series about dragons used as weapons during the Napoleonic Wars, following the initial trilogy His Majesty’s Dragon, Black Powder War, and Throne of Jade, which collectively won the Locus Award for Best First Novel, followed by Empire of Ivory (2007), Victory of Eagles (2008), Tongues of Serpents (2010), Crucible of Gold (2012), and Blood of Tyrants (2013).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This thrilling installment is packed with action and excitement, drawing the series to a delightful and satisfying close with plenty of twists, misadventures, and aerial combat along the way.”

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* Pratchett, Terry, & Stephen Baxter : The Long Cosmos
(Harper 978-0062297372, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062297396
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062297402
UK edition: 978-0857521781 (Thu 30 Jun 2016)
Long Earth #5

SF novel, fifth and final book in the series following The Long Earth (2012), The Long War (2013), The Long Mars (2014), and The Long Utopia (2015), in which post-humanity receives a message with instruction to build an immense artificial intelligence.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.

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* Remic, Andy : Return of Souls
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-8402-7, $15.99, 176pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
A Song for No Man’s Land #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following A Song for No Man’s Land (Feb. 2016), about soldier during the Great War who finds himself battling shapeshifting enemies.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• Tor.com posted this excerpt.

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* Warom, Ren : Escapology
(Titan 978-1785650918, $14.95, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a man who’s an expert hacker and thief inside virtual world the Slip, but who leads a miserable life outside it.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• NPR has this review by Jason Sheehan: “Ren Warom’s Escapology is a loud book. It thumps and howls and whistles and squirms. It’s a twitchy thing — won’t sit still for a second. It makes no sense sometimes. It’s derivative and odd, big and intimate at the same time, clunky and uneven and trope-heavy and manages to be both 2016 post-genre original and totally late ’80s cyberpunk samizdat page to page, sometimes line to line.”

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* Zieja, Joe : Mechanical Failure
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481459273, $24.99, 352pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481459280
Epic Failure #1

Humorous military SF novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about an ex-sergeant who left the military to become a smuggler.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google Preview.

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Category: New Books

Weekly Bestsellers, 13 June 2016

— posted Monday 13 June 2016 @ 10:32 am PDT

Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors debuts at #1 on the Los Angeles Times list, where titles compiled here also occupy the #2 and #3 positions.


Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.19
WP
06.12
LAT
06.12
USAT
06.05
PW
06.13
Amz
(06.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.13)
Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   30×4 10×2 15×2 150 15×3 100 100 100
Hardcovers
Clare, Lady Midnight 03.21.16 / 13 1 +1   xxx.. xxx.. 16 -4 xxx.. x xxx..
Cronin, The City of Mirrors 05.23.16 / 4 11 -10 10 -9 1 ++ 20 -17 10 -9 100 -9   48 +36
DeLillo, Zero K 05.09.16 / 6 xxx xxx 3 -2 xxx xx xxx..   xxx..
Hill, The Fireman 05.23.16 / 4 19 -11 xx 2 +1 71 -28 18 -9 xxx    
King, End of Watch 05.23.16 / 4           7 = 19 +2 6 -2
Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury 05.09.16 / 6 2 -1     x 21 -7     xxx..
Martin/Garcia, The World of Ice and Fire 10.13.14 / 39   xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. xxx.. 80 +
Riggs, Library of Souls 09.28.15 / 35     xxx.. xxx.. 15 +2 xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 02.15.16 / 18           2 = 4 -3 1 =
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition 10.05.15 / 37       xxx.. 13 -2 xx xxx.. xxx..
Yancey, The Infinite Sea 09.29.14 / 45 xx     91 -11 7 -1 xxx..    
Yancey, The Last Star 06.06.16 / 2         1 = 69 -35    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.19
WP
06.12
LAT
06.12
USAT
06.05
PW
06.13
Amz
(06.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.13)
Paperbacks [tpb=trade]
Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 07.20.03 / 218   xxx..   127 + xxx.. 34 +14 xxx.. xxx..
Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses [tpb] 05.16.16 / 5 6 =       xx      
Martin, A Game of Thrones 12.28.10 / 248 x xxx.. 8 +4 50 -6 xxx.. xxx.. 29 -1 xxx..
Martin, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Set 03.31.14 / 93       148 -19   55 -16 xxx.. 8 +30
Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four 07.20.03 / 260   xxx..   142 +   42 +28 78 + 72 -20
Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [tpb] 06.17.13 / 129 xxx..   x 25 +1 xxx.. 72 -5 xxx.. xxx..
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK) 07.06.03 / 19             44 -5 60 -1
Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [tpb] 09.16.13 / 27       xxx.. 8 = xxx..   xxx..
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (UK)               51 +49  
Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone [tpb]   xxx..   xxx.. 43 +29   xxx..    
Rowling, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (UK) [tpb] 03.23.15 / 25             98 -42 75 -2
Rowling, Harry Potter Paperback Box Set [tpb] 06.08.15 / 12       xxx..   68 -5   xxx..
Sapkowski, The Last Wish 06.15.15 / 13 xxx..             43 -19
Stephenson, Seveneves [tpb] 05.23.16 / 4 x   15 ++ x   xxx    
Yancey, The 5th Wave [tpb] 03.16.15 / 61 xx   xxx.. 48 -12 20 -4 xxx..    
Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT
06.19
WP
06.12
LAT
06.12
USAT
06.05
PW
06.13
Amz
(06.13)
UK:
Amz UK
(06.13)
Canada:
Amz.ca
(06.13)
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Category: Bestsellers

Periodicals, Second Week June 2016

— posted Saturday 11 June 2016 @ 3:05 pm PDT

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.analogsf.com/

July/August 2016
Vol. 136 No. 7&8, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Joel Iskowitz
• This double issue has novellas by Arlan Andrews, Sr. and Brad R. Torgerson, novelettes by Ian Creasey, Nick Wolven, and John Shirley, and short stories by Christina De La Rocha, Andrew Barton, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, Elisabeth R. Adams, Karl Bunker, Sean Vivier, and James Van Pelt. There’s also a poem by Scott E. Green & Herb Kauderer.
• The science article, by Richard A. Lovett, is about future energy sources. There’s also a special feature by Stanley Schmidt about writing effective story endings.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Richard A. Lovett, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Sat 11 Jun 2016)

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Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Sigrid Ellis
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Monthly
http://apex-magazine.com/

June 2016
Issue 85, cover art by Joe Badon
• This issue has stories by Mary Pletsch, Douglas F. Warrick, and Aliette de Bodard, plus a novel excerpt by E. Catherine Tobler.
• Poetry is by Tina Parker, Tina Jens, and Cullen Groves.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Mary Pletsch and Joe Badon, and a feature by Betsy Phillips.

(Sat 11 Jun 2016)

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Asimov’s Science Fiction

• Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.asimovs.com/

July 2016
Vol. 40 No. 7 (whole #486), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri
• This issue has novelettes by Suzanne Palmer, Dominica Phetteplace, Robert Thurston, and Will McIntoch, and short stories by Leah Cypess, Rich Larson, Jack Skillingstead, and Mary Anne Mohanraj.
• Poetry is by Robert Borski, John Philip Johnson, David G. Turner, and A.E. Ash.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams, about the 2016 Dell Magazines Award; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, “Persons from Porlock”; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering titles by Christopher Fowler, Gregory Benford, Gene Wolfe, and others.

(Wed 8 Jun 2016)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by Kevin J. Maroney, David G. Hartwell, et al.; PDF and other electronic formats since Sept. 2012
• Format: Electronic
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.nyrsf.com/

April 2016
Issue 332, Vol. 28 No. 8, 32pp
• This special “Lens Flare” issue features an essay by Lisa Padol about morality through overlapping lenses of furry animals, myth, and role-playing games; and an essay by Gina K. Abercrombie-Winstanley and Dr. Anne-Marie Callus about how disability is portrayed in Star Trek.
• Other essays are by Brian Stableford, about Louis Geoffroy; Mike Barrett, about L.C.T. Rolt; and Joe Sanders, about Felix Gilman.
• There’s also a review of Cixin Liu’s The Dark Forest by David Mead.

(Wed 8 Jun 2016)

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Category: Periodicals

New Books, 7 June 2016

— posted Tuesday 7 June 2016 @ 11:29 am PDT

* Afsharirad, David, ed. : The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015
(Baen 978-1-4767-8177-8, $16, 288pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-503-8

Anthology of 12 stories first published in 2015, second volume of a series following last year’s The Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera.
• Authors include David Brin, Seth Dickinson, Sarah Pinsker, and Brad R. Torgerson.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Afsharirad has put together a refreshing military and SF anthology that will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers.”

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+ Baxter, Stephen, & Alastair Reynolds : The Medusa Chronicles
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-7967-7, $26.99, 416pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481479691

First US edition (UK: Orion/Gollancz, May 2016)

Hard SF novel, sequel to Arthur C. Clarke’s 1971 novella “A Meeting with Medusa”, about the discovery of creatures in the atmosphere of Jupiter.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The novel’s reach does come at the expense of some psychological depth, but fans of the authors’ other work won’t be disappointed.”
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online: “With this book, Baxter and Reynolds honor Clarke’s legacy at the same time as they point the way forward for the continuation of Clarke’s brand of optimistic SF which is no mere wish-fulfillment “competence porn” but also a clear-sighted depiction of both the virtues and vices of our species.”

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* Bishop, Michael, illustrated by Orion Zangara : Joel-Brock the Brave and the Valorous Smalls
(Fairwood Press/Kudzu Planet Productions 978-1933846583, $16.99, 292pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016

Young adult fantasy novel, the author’s first novel since collaborative Muskrat Courage in 2000 (written with Paul Di Filippo), about the discovery of a mushroom realm beneath a Georgia department store.
• The book includes more than 60 illustrations by Orion Zangara.
• Fairwood’s site has this description with blurbs from Jane Yolen, Brad Strickland, and others. A limited edition hardcover is also available.

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* Clarke, Neil, ed. : The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume One
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-854-5, $17.99, 616pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B019E7O4FQ

Anthology of 31 stories first published in 2015, first volume in a new series.
• Authors include Robert Reed, Carter Scholz, Ian McDonald, Nancy Kress, Sam J. Miller, and Paul McAuley.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with the table of contents.

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* Cooper, Brenda : Spear of Light
(Prometheus/Pyr 978-1-63388-134-1, $18, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B014NW9SPI
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1504721035
The Glittering Edge #2

SF novel, second in a duology following Edge of Dark (2015), about an advanced society that has banished AIs to the edge of the solar system.
• Pyr’s site has this description.

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* Datlow, Ellen, ed. : The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Eight
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-853-8, $15.99, 360pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B01B6FJOO0
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1531864866

Anthology of 20 horror stories first published in 2015.
• Authors include Kelley Armstrong, Neil Gaiman, Laird Barron, Dale Bailey, and Adam Nevill.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with the table of contents.

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* Dolkart, N. S. : Silent Hall
(Angry Robot 9780857665676, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, June 2016, cover art Andreas Rocha)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857665683
UK edition: 9780857665669 (Thu 2 Jun 2016)
Godserfs #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about five refugees and a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* Dozois, Gardner, ed. : Mash Up
(Titan 978-1785651038, $14.95, 432pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B015BCTGXI

Anthology of 13 stories based on famous first lines from fiction or nonfiction.
• The stories were first published as audiobook Rip-Off! in 2012, and one of the stories, Mary Robinette Kowal’s “The Lady Astronaut of Mars”, won a Hugo Award for its publication by Tor.com in 2013.
• Authors include John Scalzi, Nancy Kress, James Patrick Kelly, Allen M. Steele, and Paul Di Filippo.

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* Drake, David : Death’s Bright Day
(Baen 978-1-4767-8147-1, $26, 320pp, hardcover, June 2016, cover art Stephen Hickman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-501-4
RCN #11

Military SF novel, eleventh in the “RCN” series following With the Lightnings, Lt. Leary, Commanding, The Far Side of the Stars, The Way to Glory, Some Golden Harbor, and When the Tide Rises, In the Stormy Red Sky (2009), What Distant Deeps (2010), The Road of Danger (2013), and The Sea Without a Shore (2014).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Durbin, Frederic S. : A Green and Ancient Light
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-4222-0, $24.99, 304pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481442244

Fantasy novel about a boy staying with his grandmother in a village threatened by war.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This gentle, engaging, and very personal coming-of-age story is mythic in its universality.”

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* Green, Simon R. : DR. DOA
(Roc 978-0451476937, $27, 352pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698407428
Secret Histories #10

Fantasy novel, tenth in the series about Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, who protects humanity from the forces of darkness, following The Man with the Golden Torc (2007), Daemons Are Forever (2008), The Spy Who Haunted Me (2009), From Hell with Love (2010), For Heaven’s Eyes Only (2011), Live and Let Drood (2012), Casino Infernale (2013), and Property of a Lady Faire (2014), and From a Drood to a Kill (2015).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Horton, Rich, ed. : The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016 Edition
(Prime Books 978-1607014706, $19.95, 576pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016

Anthology of 30 stories first published in 2015.
• Authors include Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Vonda N. McIntyre, Naomi Kritzer, Brooke Bolander, Elizabeth Bear, Yoon Ha Lee, and Geoff Ryman.
• Prime’s site has this description with the table of contents.

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* Kashina, Anna : Assassin Queen
(Angry Robot 978-0857666062, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666079
UK edition: 9780857666055 (Thu 2 Jun 2016)
The Majat Code #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Blades of the Old Empire (2014) and The Guild of Assassins (2015), about a female warrior.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* King, Stephen : End of Watch
(Simon & Schuster/Scribner 978-1-5011-2974-2, $30, 496pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781501134159
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781508211358
Bill Hodges #3

Supernatural thriller, third in a trilogy following Mr. Mercedes (2014) and Finders Keepers (2015), about a brain injury patient who acquires deadly new powers.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “King has dealt before with this novel’s different themes—endowment with dangerous supernatural powers, the zombifying effect of modern consumer electronics—but he finds fresh approaches to them and inventive ways to introduce them in the lives of his recurring cast of sympathetic characters, whose pains and triumphs the reader feels.”

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* Lackey, Mercedes : A Study in Sable
(DAW 978-0-7564-0872-5, $27, 320pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756411640
Elemental Masters #11

Fantasy novel about two agents of the wizard of London assigned to the neighbor of Sherlock Holmes.
• It’s the tenth book in the Elemental Masters series, following Fire Rose, Gates of Sleep, Serpent’s Shadow, Phoenix and Ashes, The Wizard of London, Reserved for the Cat, Unnatural Issue (2011), Elemental Magic (2012), Steadfast (2013), Blood Red (2014), and From a High Tower (2015)
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Carolyn Cushman reviews it in the May issue of Locus Magazine: “As mysteries go, it’s not up to the standard of Conan Doyle’s own Holmes adventures, but the novelty and the magic in the mix keep things lively.”

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* Lawrence, Mark : The Wheel of Osheim
(Ace 978-0425268827, $27, 432pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101630952
The Red Queen’s War #3

Fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Prince of Fools (2014) and The Liar’s Key (2015), about a prince of the Broken Empire.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Nye, Jody Lynn : Robert Asprin’s Myth-Fits
(Ace 978-0425257029, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698188716
Myth #21

Humorous fantasy novel, latest in the long-running “Myth Adventures” series that began with Another Fine Myth (by Asprin alone) in 1978, with several later volumes co-written with Nye. This book is fourth in the “Griffen McCandles” series following Dragons Wild (2008) and Dragons Luck (2009) by Aspin alone, and Asprin & Nye’s Dragons Deal (2010).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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* Older, Malka : Infomocracy
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-8515-4, $24.99, 384pp, hardcover, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765385147
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427279484

Near-future SF novel, the author’s first novel, in which a search engine monopoly has created a global micro-democracy.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This intriguing thought experiment is perfectly timed to leave readers pondering the meaning of voting and representative government in the run-up to the 2016 elections.”
• Adrienne Martini reviewed the book in the February issue of Locus Magazine: Infomocracy is full of interesting ideas that approach the world from an interesting angle that we’ve not really seen before. It doesn’t quite manage to hold itself together, but does send out strong signals that Older is a voice to watch out for.”

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* Rakunas, Adam : Like a Boss
(Angry Robot 978-0857664815, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857664822
UK edition: 9780857664808 (Thu 2 Jun 2016)
Windswept #2

SF novel, second in a series following Windswept (2015), about a labor organizer dealing with a strike promoted by a phony religious leader.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with blurbs from Madeline Ashby and Ramez Naam.

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* Schmidt, Bryan Thomas, ed. : Galactic Games
(Baen 978-1-4767-8158-7, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2016, cover art Dominic Harman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-504-5

Anthology of 20 stories about future sports competitions.
• Most of the stories are original to this volume. Authors include Seanan McGuire, Larry Correia, Esther M. Friesner, and Robert Reed. Reprints are by Randall Garrett & Robert Silverberg, Jack C. Haldeman II, Mike Resnick, Gene Wolfe, and George R. R. Martin.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several samples.

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+ Taylor, Jodi : Just One Damned Thing After Another
(Night Shade 978-1-59780-868-2, $12.99, 348pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
The Chronicles of St. Mary’s #1

SF novel, first in a series, about time-traveling historians from St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research.
• The UK edition was published in August 2015.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “The humor is plentiful, but the comic situations aren’t overly exaggerated. Max’s world is depicted in lush detail, mixed with appropriately interesting historical tidbits. U.S. readers will be impatient for later installments to make their way across the Atlantic.”

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* Tilahun, Na’amen Gobert : The Root
(Night Shade 978-1-59780-863-7, $14.99, 420pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
The Wrath & Athenaeum #1

Urban fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about a former teen star living in San Francisco who learns he’s descended from the Gods.
• Night Shade’s site has this description.

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