* Aldiss, Brian : Finches of Mars
(UK: HarperCollins UK/The Friday Project 978-0007478927, £14.99, 224pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 6 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-00-747893-4

SF novel about a colony on Mars whose women give birth only to stillborn children.
• The publisher quotes Aldiss as saying this is his last SF novel. Aldiss’ site, however, mentions two other titles recently completed, in an undated post.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description. No US edition is currently scheduled.
• Guardian recently ran this review by Adam Roberts, who calls it uneven; “Some of it is stimulating. Some of it is actively bad. … At its best the writing is lit by flashes of genuinely haunting oddness – a Martian astronaut haunted by his absent (still living) wife; an Earthbound French bishop’s midnight chat with a talking horse; centuries-old Martian settlers encountering a bizarre UFO.”
• Paul Di Filippo will have a review for Locus Online later this month.

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* Jones, Paul Antony : Exodus
(Amazon/47North 978-1477805060, $14.95, 302pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B0095VLIME
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469276465
Extinction Point #2

SF novel, second in a series following Extinction Point (Feb. 2013), about a plague that wipes out and transforms life on Earth, except for one newspaper reporter in New York City.
• Amazon’s page has a description and preview via its “Look Inside” function.

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* McIntosh, Will : Love Minus Eighty
(Orbit 978-0-316-21778-1, $16, 421pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316217774
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781619696723
UK edition: 978-0356502144 (Tue 11 Jun 2013)

SF novel following the romantic lives of several near-future characters, based in part on the author’s Hugo winning short story “Bridesicle”.
• Hachette’s site has this description. Orbit’s site has this excerpt.
• Orbit’s UK edition (978-0356502144) is simultaneous.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “… fans of “what if?” SF will enjoy this dystopian tale.”

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* Moon, Elizabeth : Limits of Power
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-53306-7, $26, 512pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53307-4
UK edition: Little, Brown UK/Orbit 978-0356501277 (Tue 11 Jun 2013)
Paladin’s Legacy #9


Fantasy novel, new book in the author’s “Legend of Paksenarrion” and fourth in the “Paladin’s Legacy” series following Oath of Fealty (2010) Kings of the North (2011) and Echoes of Betrayal (2012)
• Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review calls it “thoughtful and deeply character driven, full of personal crises as heartbreaking and hopeful as any dramatic invasion.”

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* Sheehan, Jason : A Private Little War
(Amazon/47North 978-1611098945, $14.95, 374pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009H73MBG
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480533080

Military SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a private security firm charged with tribal conflict on an alien planet.
• Amazon’s page has a description and a preview via its “Look Inside” function.

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* Swain, James : Shadow People
(Tor 978-0765329950, $25.99, 352pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429943086
Dark Magic #2

Supernatural thriller, second in a series following Dark Magic (2012), about New York psychics who foresee the future to help prevent crimes.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with excerpts.

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+ Ware, Danie : Ecko Rising
(Titan 978-0-85768-762-3, $14.95, 480pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00AP2UVV6

SF/fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about a man transported from a futuristic world to another world that lives in fear of magic.
• Titan’s site has this description.
• The author is publicist and events manager for London’s Forbidden Planet bookstore. The description on Amazon notes that the book “explores the massive range of the sci-fi and fantasy genres, and the possible implications of pitting them against one another.”
• The UK edition appeared in September 2012.
• The Publishers Weekly review says that “Ware has a deep knowledge of science fiction and fantasy, and she hurls it all into this engrossing but sometimes derivative mix of high-tech street fighting and epic quest.”

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