Bacigalupi, Paolo : The Drowned Cities
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-05622-9, $11, 434pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
Ship Breaker #2

(First edition: Little, Brown, May 2012)

Young adult SF novel, a companion novel to Ship Breaker (2010), set in an apocalyptic future in which two kids, Mahlia and Mouse, escape the drowned city of Washington DC to the jungle outskirts ravaged by endless civil war fought by child soldiers.
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• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Campbell, Jack : The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible
(Ace 978-0-425-25647-3, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier #3

(First edition: Ace, May 2012)

Military SF novel, third in the series following Dreadnaught (2011), Invicible (2012), and six earlier books in the “Lost Fleet” series.
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• 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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Card, Orson Scott, & Aaron Johnston : Earth Unaware
(TOR 978-0-7653-6736-5, $7.99, 450pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Formic Wars #1

(First edition: Tor, July 2012)

SF novel, first in a prequel trilogy to Card’s Ender’s Game, set 100 years earlier, about a mining ship that encounters an alien vessel.
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Miéville, China : Railsea
(Del Rey 978-0-345-52453-9, $10.99, 448pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, May 2012)

Young adult SF/fantasy novel set on trains that travel on a sea of endless tracks, with parallels and allusions to Moby-Dick, Treasure Island, and many other souces.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it in the May 2012 issue of Locus Magazine: “The tale is told in an arch and sometimes quite funny voice, full of ampersands and invented words (the different ‘clatternames’ for the sounds trains make on the tracks are amusingly onomatopoeic), and the overall tone, despite some occasional real horror, is essentially playful – it’s Miéville having some good fun, and taking us along for an exhilarating ride.”
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Moon, Elizabeth : Echoes of Betrayal
(Del Rey 978-0-345-52418-8, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Legend of Paksenarrion #8

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, February 2012)

Fantasy novel, new book in the author’s “Legend of Paksenarrion” and third in the “Paladin’s Legacy” series following Oath of Fealty (2010) and Kings of the North (2011).
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Nix, Garth : A Confusion of Princes
(Harper 978-0-06-009696-0, $9.99, 337pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Wed 15 May 2013

(First edition: Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2012)

Young adult space opera SF novel about Khemri, a Prince of the Empire in a galaxy full of millions of Princes all competing to become Emperor.
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Novik, Naomi : Crucible of Gold
(Del Rey 978-0-345-52287-0, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Temeraire #7

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, March 2012)

Fantasy novel, seventh 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, fourth book Empire of Ivory (2007), fifth book Victory of Eagles (2008), and sixth book Tongues of Serpents (2010).
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Reid, Rob : Year Zero
(Del Rey 978-0-345-53451-4, $15, 384pp, trade paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013

(First edition: Del Rey, July 2012)

SF satire about aliens who’ve been listening to human music since 1977 and realize they owe huge back fees and penalities.
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Sagara, Michelle : Silence
(DAW 978-0-7564-0799-5, $7.99, 304pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 May 2013
The Queen of the Dead #1

(First edition: DAW, May 2012)

Young adult urban fantasy novel, first in a series, about a girl who, following the death of her boyfriend, discovers she can contact the dead.
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Zahn, Timothy : Judgment at Proteus
(Tor 978-0-7653-6194-3, $7.99, 513pp, mass market paperback, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Apr 2013
Quadrail #5

(First edition: Tor, June 2012)

SF novel, fifth and final volume of a series following Night Train to Rigel (2005), The Third Lynx (2007), Odd Girl Out (2008), and The Domino Pattern (2010), about interstellar private investigator Frank Compton.
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