* Ahlborn, Ania : The Shuddering
(Amazon/47North 978-1611099676, $14.95, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00AOBMGN4
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480516540

Horror novel about a group of people in a Colorado cabin trapped by a blizzard as a hideous creatures attack them.
• The author has published two previous novels.
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* Barry, Max : Lexicon
(Penguin 978-1-59420-538-5, $26.95, 400pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101604908
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00D4BBPB0

SF thriller about a school where students are taught how to use language to persuade and manipulate other people, and where instructors hide their true identities by taking on names of famous poets.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s page has blurbs and quotes from reviews by Janet Maslin, Lev Grossman, Lauren Beukes, and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Emily’s story and Wil’s story converge in a violent denouement that amuses as much as it shocks.”

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* Berman, Steve, ed. : Wilde Stories 2013
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-131-1, $18, 274pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 15 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59021-186-1

Anthology of 12 stories first published in 2012, subtitled “The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction”.
• Authors include Hal Duncan, Alex Jeffers, Richard Bowes, John Langan, and Laird Barron.
• Lethe’s site has this description
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
• A hardcover edition (978-1590210710) is also available.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “With many genres, tones, and styles represented, there’s a little something for everyone.”

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* Bledsoe, Alex : Wisp of a Thing
(Tor 978-0-7653-3413-8, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466808263
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1482915624
Tufa #2

Fantasy novel, set in the same realm as The Hum and the Shiver, about people descended from Irish fairies who live in Appalachia.
• In this book a folk singer searches for a song to mend his broken heart.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes that this book is standalone, not a sequel to the earlier book, and comments, “Bledsoe brings a real warmth and a messy humanity to his modern-day fairy story, with strong characterization and a passionate love of music.”
• Faren Miller reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “Bledsoe’s skill at hybrid mystery/fantasy in the ‘Eddie LaCrosse’ series translate well into this complex setting.”

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* Clarke, Cassandra Rose : The Pirate’s Wish
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry 978-1908844286, $9.99, 336pp, trade paperback, June 2013, cover art Sarah J. Coleman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844293
UK edition: 978-1908844279 (Thu 6 Jun 2013)
Ananna #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Assassin’s Curse (2012), about a young woman who fled an arranged marriage and became a pirate.
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* Gaiman, Neil : The Ocean at the End of the Lane
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-225565-5, $25.99, 181pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062255679
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062263032
UK edition: Headline Review 978-1472200310 (Tue 18 Jun 2013)


Fantasy novel about a middle-aged man who returns home for a funeral and rediscovers magical and frightening events that occurred when he was a boy.
• The publisher’s site has this description with a preview function and a video excerpt of Gaiman reading from the book.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “Gaiman has crafted a fresh story of magic, humanity, loyalty, and memories ‘waiting at the edges of things,’ where lost innocence can still be restored as long as someone is willing to bear the cost.”
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “…one of most powerful and compelling, as deeply felt and deeply honest as anything Gaiman has written.”

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* Hoover, P. J. : Solstice
(Tor Teen 978-0-7653-3469-5, $17.99, 384pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466815186

Young adult fantasy novel about an 18-year-old girl, in a future dominated by a Global Heating Crisis, who discovers her connection to a parallel world of gods and monsters.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• There was an earlier self-published edition (978-1463579128) in 2011.

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* Knight, Francis : Before the Fall
(Orbit 978-0-316-21770-5, $15, 384pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316217729
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781619696716
UK edition: 978-0356501673 (Tue 18 Jun 2013)
Rojan Dizon #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following the author’s first novel Fade to Black (Feb. 2013), about a pain-mage and detective in a futuristic vertical city.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Orbit’s site has an these posts about the book.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it an improvement over the first book: “The story has more complexity and depth, exploring Rojan’s feelings of guilt over bringing down the torture factory that provided power to the vertical city of Mahala; that emotional angst mirrors the physical pain he inflicts upon himself to access his magic.”

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* Nadis, Fred : The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey
(Penguin/Tarcher 978-0-3991-6054-7, $28.95, 304pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101616048

Nonfiction account of influential editor Palmer, who founded the first fanzine, was for a time editor of Amazing Stories, and who later published numerous magazines about UFOs and the paranormal.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview, including the table of contents.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Rather than try to solve the mystery of how much Rap truly believed of what he published, Nadis presents his subject as an energetic provocateur who ‘offered unorthodox ideas to shake things up, overturn preconceptions, and create mystique.’ “
• Stefan Dziemianowicz and Richard A. Lupoff both review it in the June issue of Locus Magazine. Lupoff concludes, “He was surely one of the most distinctive characters to grace (some would say, disgrace) the science fiction field in the past century. Fred Nadis’s book does him justice, and will provide invaluable insights into the science fiction world of the pulp era.”

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* Patrick, Seth : Reviver
(St. Martin’s/Dunne 9781250021700, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, May 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781250021694
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427235220
UK edition: Macmillan/Tor UK 978-0230765016 (Thu 20 Jun 2013)

Supernatural thriller, the author’s first novel and first of a trilogy, about “revivers” who can wake the dead to give testimony in police investigations of their own deaths.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an audiobook excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Supernatural thrillers don’t get much better than British author Patrick’s assured debut… Patrick has carefully thought through the implications of this phenomenon, including religious objections and insurance issues, and maintains the suspense throughout.”

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* Pratchett, Terry, & Stephen Baxter : The Long War
(Harper 978-0-06-206777-7, $25.99, 432pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062067784
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062283900
UK edition: Transworld/Doubleday UK 978-0857520111 (Thu 20 Jun 2013)
Long Earth #2

SF novel, second of a series following The Long Earth (2012), in which a process called Stepping gives humanity access to a series of parallel Earths.
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* Scholes, Ken : Requiem
(Tor 978-0-7653-2130-5, $27.99, 400pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429947978
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00D1Z9EJY
Psalms of Isaak #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Psalms of Isaak” series following Lamentation, Canticle, and Antiphon (2010).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Science fiction and fantasy elements overlap seamlessly, bringing Scholes’s far-future post-apocalyptic world to life in captivating detail. While new readers will be lost in the myriad plotlines, characters, and alien concepts, fans will undoubtedly enjoy this continuation of the saga.”

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* Wheeler, S. M. : Sea Change
(Tor 978-0-7653-3314-8, $24.99, 304pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429967334

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about an unhappy girl who befriends an intelligent kraken named Octavius.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Wheeler’s stunning debut is a sophisticated fantasy whose lush descriptions, lyrical dialogue, and engaging structure are reminiscent of the very best fairy tales.”

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* Yolen, Jane, & Adam Stemple : The Hostage Prince
(Penguin/Viking 978-0670014347, $16.99, 256pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 13 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101602430
The Seelie Wars #1

Young adult fantasy novel, first in a series, about a midwife’s apprentice and a prince who inadvertantly start a war.
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+ Zafón, Carlos Ruiz : The Watcher in the Shadows
(Little, Brown 978-0-316-04476-9, $18, 262pp, hardcover, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316203012
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781611134308
UK edition: 978-0297856269 (Thu 9 May 2013)

Young adult fantasy novel about two teenagers on the coast of Normandy, a genius toymaker, and demonic forces lurking in the forest.
• The book was first published in Spain in 1995. The UK first English-language edition was released by Weidenfield & Nicolson on May 9th.
• Hachette’s site has this description.
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• The Publishers Weekly review calls it a “somewhat over-the-top Gothic thriller” and concludes, “There are plenty of thrills and chills, however, and this book should please readers who like to be scared, but aren’t looking for overtly graphic violence.”

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