* Aguirre, A. A. : Bronze Gods
(Ace 978-0425258194, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101622384
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Apparatus Infernum #1

Steampunk fantasy novel, first of a series, about two Criminal Investigation Division inspectors and a case involving a missing heiress.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• A.A. Aguirre is the pseudonym for Ann & Andres Aguirre.
• Aguirre’s site has this page for the book with an excerpt.

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* Beukes, Lauren : The Shining Girls
(UK: HarperCollins 978-0-00-746456-2, £12.99, 432pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-00-746463-0
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-00-752485-3
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 25 Apr 2013

SF thriller about a time-traveling serial killer.
• HarperCollins’ UK site has this description.
• Beukes’ site has this page with a link to an excerpt on the US publisher’s site (due June 4th), and book site http://theshininggirls.com/, with trailers, interviews, etc.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The shifting perspectives require readers to stay alert, but those who do will be rewarded. Beukes is particularly good at garnering sympathy for Harper’s female victims, creating deep characterizations in only a few pages, so that they come across as more than just fodder for a psychopath’s mission.”

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* Black, Jenna : Rogue Descendant
(Pocket 978-1476700083, $7.99, 370pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781476700113
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Nikki Glass #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Dark Descendant (2011) and Deadly Descendant (2012), about a private eye who discovers that she’s an immortal huntress.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The author’s site has a description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Brown, Eric : Serene Invasion
(Solaris 9781781080924, $8.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

SF novel set in war-torn 2025 as aliens from Delta Pavonis V arrive to end human poverty and violence.
• Solaris’ site has this description.
• Tor.com has this review by Niall Alexander: “On balance, the best thing about Brown’s ambitious new novel is how thoroughly he investigates his premise. The societal changes brought about by the charea are elaborate, and firmly in the fascinating camp….”

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* Chu, Wesley : The Lives of Tao
(Angry Robot 978-0857663290, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857663306
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469271774
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Lives of Tao #1

SF thriller, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about an IT technician who discovers an ancient alien life form occupying his brain.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with blurbs from Myke Cole, Ann VanderMeer, Ken Liu, and others.
• The author’s site has several posts about the book’s debut.

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* Douglas, Ian : Deep Space
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-218380-4, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062183828
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Star Carrier #4

Military SF novel, fourth in the “Star Carrier” series following Earth Strike (2010), Center of Gravity (2011), and Singularity (2012), about an intergalactic battle between humanity and an evil empire.
• The publisher’s page has a description.

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* Gemmell, Stella : The City
(UK: Transworld/Bantam UK 978-0593070987, £18.99, 560pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781448153961
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 25 Apr 2013

Fantasy novel, the author’s first solo novel after completing David Gemmell’s last novel Troy: Fall of Kings, about a vast ancient city occupied by an emperor who’s lived an unnaturally long life.
• Transworld’s site has this description with a video trailer.
• Amazon UK’s page has a preview via its “Look Inside” function.
• The US edition is due in June from Ace.
• The Publishers Weekly review says that Gemmell is “more than capable of standing on her own with this powerful epic fantasy”, and the review concludes, “Richly textured prose and settings distinguish this novel, and fans of grimdark fantasy will hope it spawns many sequels.”

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* Hanover, M. L. N. : Graveyard Child
(Pocket 9781451678086, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781451678154
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Black Sun’s Daughter #5

Urban fantasy novel, fourth in the “Black Sun’s Daughter” series following Unclean Spirits (2008), Darker Angels (2009), Vicious Grace (2010), and Killing Rites (2011) in which Jayné Heller inherits her uncle’s fortune and fights a clan of supernatural beings.
• Hanover is a pseudonym for Daniel Abraham.
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* Hill, Joe : NOS4A2
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-220057-0, $28.99, 704pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062200594
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

Supernatural thriller about a man who abducts children in his Rolls Royce with license plate NOS4A2, and one of his victims who escaped him years before.
• Harper’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly has a long review by Joe R. Lansdale: “With this novel, riveting from beginning to end, Joe Hill has become a master of his craft.”
• Stefan Dziemianowicz reviewed the book in the March issue of Locus Magazine, concluding “This is Hill’s third and most fully realized novel, and it’s an impressive testament to his growth and maturity as a fantasist.”

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* Kittredge, Caitlin : Dark Days
(St. Martin’s 978-0-312-38826-3, $7.99, 293pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466834187
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Black London #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth in a series following Street Magic (2009), Demon Bound (2009), Bone Gods (2010), Devil’s Business (2011), and Soul Trade, about Pete Caldecott, a London detective investigating supernatural events.
• Parent publisher Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Larson, B. V. : The Bone Triangle
(Amazon/47North 978-1612182339, $14.95, 384pp, trade paperback, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00AALOUOQ
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Unspeakable Things #2

Supernatural detective novel, second in a series following Technomancer (2012), about an amnesiac who wakes up in a private sanatorium and learns he’s implicated in a series of murders.
• Amazon’s page has a description, and its “Look Inside” function provides an excerpt.

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* Pinborough, Sarah : Mayhem
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1780871257, £14.99, 400pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 25 Apr 2013

Horror thriller about a second killer stalking London women at the time of Jack the Ripper.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• Tor.com posted this review by Niall Alexander: “Discovering what shape the supernatural elements of the tale will take is reason enough to read on, particularly considering the barely restrained manner and measure of Pinborough’s prose, but there’s much more to recommend Mayhem. …”

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* Serling, Anne : As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling
(Kensington/Citadel 978-0-8065-3615-6, $25, 288pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8065-3616-3
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

Memoir by the daughter of Rod Serling, creator, writer, and host for The Twilight Zone.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
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* Shepard, Lucius : Five Autobiographies and a Fiction
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-555-0, $45, 368pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

Collection of six stories, five of which contain autobiographical elements.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with the table of contents and a long excerpt from “The Flock”.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This honestly titled collection deals well and satisfyingly with deep truths.”

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* Sjón, translated by Victoria Cribb : The Whispering Muse
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux 978-0-374-28907-2, $22, 160pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780374709938
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

Fantasy novel by an Icelandic writer set in 1949, concerning a Danish merchant ship with a crewman who tells tales of how he sailed on the Argo to find the Golden Fleece.
• It was first published in Icelandic in 2005.
• Parent publisher Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• This is one of three of the author’s books published today by Farrar; the other two, in trade paperback, are The Blue Fox and From the Mouth of the Whale.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls this “the first and most straightforward of the trilogy”; PW ran this interview with the author in March.

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* Tregillis, Ian : Necessary Evil
(Tor 978-0-7653-2152-7, $25.99, 400pp, hardcover, April 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429943024
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
The Milkweed Triptych #3

Alternate history novel, third in a trilogy following Bitter Seeds (2010) and The Coldest War, about a British secret agent in 1939 investigating supernatural beings created by the Nazis.
• The publisher’s site has this description, with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says “The satisfying third volume of Tregillis’s Milkwood Triptych successfully throws time travel into a mix that already included alternate history, spycraft, and mad science.”

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