* Allen, Preston L. : Every Boy Should Have a Man
(Akashic Books 978-1617751622, $23.95, 192pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1617751721
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013

Allegorical fantasy novel set in a world where creatures called “oafs” keep “mans” as pets.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt. A paperback edition is also available.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The plain narrative and relationship between boy and female man, rounded out with humor and occasional (sometimes literal) bite, promises to be a sleeper favorite among speculative audiences.”

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* Brennan, M. L. : Generation V
(Roc 978-0-451-41840-1, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101612958
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Fortitude Scott #1

Urban fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first book of a series, about a down and out vampire faced with a threat to his family’s territory.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author’s site has several posts about the book’s release.

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* Caine, Rachel : Fall of Night
(NAL 978-0-451-41425-0, $17.99, 352pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1101607060
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Morganville Vampires #14

Vampire novel, 14th in the “Morganville Vampires” series following Bite Club (May 2011), Last Breath (Nov. 2011), Black Dawn (May 2012), and Bitter Blood (Nov. 2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The series site has an excerpt.

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* Campbell, Jack : The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Guardian
(Ace 978-0-425-26050-0, $26.95, 416pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101622469
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier #3

Military SF novel, third in the series following Dreadnaught (2011), Invicible (2012), and six earlier books in the “Lost Fleet” series.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author is John G. Hemry writing as Jack Campbell. His site has a description and a link to a an excerpt.

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* Drake, Jocelynn : Dead Man’s Deal
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-211788-5, $14.99, 384pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062117892
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062263483
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
The Asylum Tales #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Angel’s Ink, about a magical tattoo artist in a world where supernatural beings live among humans.
• Harper’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Infodumps impede the narrative flow, but the clever, complex story intrigues.”

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* Ewing, Al : The Fictional Man
(Solaris 978-1781080948, $9.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013

SF novel in which characters from movies and TV are translated into living “Fictionals” using cloning technology.
• Solaris’ site has this description.
• This is Ewing’s first independent novel after much work in comics and several series novels for Abaddon Books. (Wikipedia.

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* Flint, Eric, & Ryk E. Spoor : Portal
(Baen 978-1-4516-3896-7, $25, 320pp, hardcover, May 2013, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Boundary #3

SF novel, third in a series following Boundary (2006) and Threshold (2010), about a paleontologist whose work takes her from Mars to Ceres and the Jupiter system in a search for alien technology.
• Baen’s site has this description and links to several chapters.

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* Harper, Steven : The Havoc Machine
(Roc 978-0-451-41704-6, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101601983
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Clockwork Empire #4

Steampunk SF novel, fourth “Novel of the Clockwork Empire” following The Doomsday Vault (2011), The Impossible Cube (May 2012), and The Dragon Men (Nov. 2012).
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* Harris, Charlaine : Dead Ever After
(Ace 978-1937007881, $27.95, 352pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101622452
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Sookie Stackhouse #13

Humorous fantasy novel, 13th and final volume in the popular Southern Vampire series about Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse that began with Dead Until Dark (2001) and included most recently Dead in the Family (2010), Dead Reckoning (2011), and Deadlocked (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a video trailer.

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* Hendee, Barb : The Mist-Torn Witches
(Roc 978-0-451-41415-1, 336pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101605691
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013

Fantasy novel, first of a new series, about two orphaned sisters posing as witches in the nation of Droevinka.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Hoffman, Erin : Shield of Sea and Space
(Pyr 978-1-61614-769-3, $18, 300pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
The Chaos Knight #3

Fantasy adventure novel, third novel in a series following Sword of Fire and Sea (2011) and Lance of Earth and Sky, about forces battling an import company attempting to gain a worldwide plutocracy.
• Pyr’s site has this description.

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* Koch, Gini : Alien in the House
(DAW 978-0-7564-0757-5, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101635575
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Alien #7

SF novel, seventh a series following Touched by an Alien (April 2010), Alien Tango (Dec 2010), Alien in the Family (April 2011), Alien Proliferation (2011), Alien Diplomacy (Apr 2012), and Alien vs. Alien (Nov. 2012), about a woman who discovers that alien invaders from Alpha Centauri are turning humans into monsters.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The best hallmarks of the series—frequent banter, head-first dives into action, tangled webs, and Kitty’s snark—are in full force again.”

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* Nasir, Jamil : Tunnel Out of Death
(Tor 978-0-7653-0611-1, $25.99, 304pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466813618
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013

SF novel, the author’s sixth novel and first since The Houses of Time (2008), about an “endovoyant” private investigator who discovers a metaphysical world of multiple realities.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes, “The intellectualism elevates the writing, imbuing it with authority, but readers in search of a gripping story won’t find one here.”

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* Perry, S. D. : The Summer Man
(Amazon/47North 978-1611099164, $14.95, 498pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009OHHF94
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469290096
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013

Fantasy novel set in a Washington state seaside resort, where a young woman has premonitions of a crime connected to a mysterious stranger in town.
• Amazon’s page has a description and a preview via its “Look Inside” function.
• This is the first original book by the author of numerous TV and movie tie-in novels. (Wikipedia)

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* Pogue, Aaron : Oberon’s Dreams
(Amazon/47North 978-1611098181, $14.95, trade paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009CAI1BE
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469290010
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
The Godlanders Wars #1

Fantasy novel, first in a series, about a traveler transported back in time to a city ruled by King Oberon.
• Amazon’s page has a description and a preview via its “Look Inside” function.

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* Schoon, Christian : Zenn Scarlett
(Strange Chemistry 978-1908844552, $9.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013

Young-adult SF novel about a 17-year-old girl who attends training as an exoveterinarian on Mars.
• Strange Chemistry’s site has this description with quotes from reviews.
• The author has a Big Idea post on John Scalzi’s blog today.

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+ Silverberg, Robert : Tales of Majipoor
(Roc 978-0-451-46498-9, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101608838
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Majipoor #8

First US edition (UK: Gollancz, February 2013)

Collection of 7 tales set in the author’s Majipoor sequence, described as “the final tales of Majipoor” here “collected for the first time”.
• Titles are “The End of the Line” (2011), “The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn” (2011), “The Book of Changes” (2003), “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (2004), “Dark Times at the Midnight Market” (2010), “The Way They Wove the Spells in Sippulgar” (2009), and “The Seventh Shrine” (1998).
• Penguin’s site has this descripton.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview (though it’s of the UK first edition from February).

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* Stirling, S. M. : Shadows of Falling Night
(Roc 978-0-451-46451-4, $27.95, 400pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101608944
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Shadowspawn #3

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following A Taint in the Blood (2010) and The Council of Shadows (2011), about a race of blood-drinking shape-shifters who live among humans.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Stirling’s official website has this page for the book with links to several chapters.

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* Weber, David, et al : House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion
(Baen 9781451638752, $25, 576pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013

Collection with a new short novel set in the universe of Honor Harrington, plus a nonfiction section compiling background specs and details of planets and organizations in the Honorverse.
• Baen’s site has a description with links to several chapters.
• A trade paperback edition is also available.

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