Barry, Kevin : City of Bohane
(Graywolf Press 978-1-55597-645-3, $15, 304pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jun 2013

Literary SF novel, first published by Jonathan Cape in the UK in 2011, then by Graywolf Press in the US March 2012, set in a city on the west coast of Ireland forty years in the future.
• The publisher’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The book got a front page review by Pete Hamill in the NY Times Book Review last year, and recently won the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
• The book’s Wikipedia page has a synopsis and quotes from reviews.

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Bernobich, Beth : Queen’s Hunt
(Tor 978-0-7653-6199-8, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jun 2013
River of Souls #2

(First edition: Tor, July 2012)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Passion Play (2010), about a woman who’s separated from her supposedly-estranged lover, and on a quest to find fabled jewels.
• Tor’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Faren Miller’s review last year in Locus Magazine concluded, “Bernobich turns the quest saga into a crazy-quilt of intimate portraits – the perfect antidote to those bombastic info-dumps some publishers still tout as the latest thing in fantasy.”

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Bova, Ben : Orion and King Arthur
(Tor 978-0-7653-6806-5, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jun 2013
Orion #6

(First edition: Tor, July 2012)

SF novel, sixth in a series about a time-traveling agent for godlike Creators, following Orion (1984), Vengeance of Orion (1988), Orion in the Dying Time (1990), Orion and the Conqueror (1994), and Orion Among the Stars (1995).
• Tor’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Harkness, Deborah : Shadow of Night
(Penguin 978-0143123620, $17, 592pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 May 2013

(First edition: Viking, July 2012)

Literary fantasy novel, sequel to A Discovery of Witches (2011), about an Oxford scholar and a lost manuscript about the origins of supernatural species.
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Kadrey, Richard : Devil Said Bang
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-219760-3, $12.99, 399pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jun 2013
Sandman Slim #4

(First edition: Harper Voyager, September 2012)

Urban fantasy thriller, fourth in a series following Sandman Slim (2009), Kill the Dead (2010), and Aloha from Hell (2011), about James Stark, hit man from Hell.
• The publisher’s site has this description, with a “read now” function.
• The Publishers Weekly review called it “the most irreverent, darkly comedic, and downright cool installment to date.”

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McCaffrey, Anne, & Todd McCaffrey : Sky Dragons
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-50092-2, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 May 2013
Dragonriders of Pern/Todd #5

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, July 2012)

SF novel in the Pern series, the authors’ fifth collaboration following Dragon’s Kin (2003), Dragon’s Fire (2006), and Dragon Harper (2007), and Dragon’s Time (2011), and the last book that will feature Anne McCaffrey name.
• The Random House/Del Rey site has this description with an excerpt.

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O’Neal, James : The Double Human
(Tor 978-0-7653-5978-0, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jun 2013
Human Disguise #2

(First edition: Tor, June 2010)

SF novel, near-future thriller sequel to The Human Disguise (2009), about a police detective in a ravaged Florida.
• Macmillan’s site has this description.
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Palma, Félix J. : The Map of the Sky
(Simon & Schuster/Atria 978-1451660326, $16, 608pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013
Map of Time #2

(First edition: Atria, September 2012)

Science fiction thriller, second of a trilogy following The Map of Time, depicting three interconnected plots involving H.G. Wells and a challenge to recreate the alien invaders from The War of the Worlds.
• This book, like the first, is translated by Nick Caistor.
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Reynolds, Alastair : Blue Remembered Earth
(Ace 978-0-425-25616-9, $8.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 May 2013

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, January 2012)

SF novel, first of a trilogy, following the Akinya family across 10,000 years to the dawn of galactic civilization.
• Parent publisher Penguin’s site has this summary with a link to an excerpt. The site also has this Dear Reader Letter from the author about the book.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it in the December 2011 issue of Locus Magazine, considering it an example of “Phase Space space opera”, combining aspects of ‘new space opera’ and traditional adventure space opera. He wrote, “Despite a plot hook that could as easily power a YA franchise (a dying matriarch leaves behind a series of mysterious clues, each of which leads toward more portentous implications), Reynolds both develops a richly detailed portrait of a resurgent, postapocalyptic Earth society and economy, and leaves himself plenty of room to expand his narrative space exponentially… “

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Spencer, Wen : Elfhome
(Baen 978-1451639124, $7.99, 560pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 May 2013
Elfhome #3

(First edition: Baen, July 2012)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Tinker (2003) and Wolf Who Rules (2006), in which near-future Pittsburgh borders the land of the elves.
• Baen’s site has a description and links to several chapters.

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Stephenson, Neal : Some Remarks
(Harpercollins/Morrow 978-0-06-202444-2, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jun 2013

(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, September 2012)

Collection of nonfiction essays, subtitled “Essays and Other Writing”, first published from 1994 to 2012.
• Harper’s site has this description with a “Read Now” preview function.
Locus Online posted this review by Paul Di Filippo: “Reading these pieces provides not only the immediate intellectual pleasures associated with their varied topics and themes, lucidly explored by the author, but also allows us to see anew the qualities that make Stephenson so interesting.”

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Weber, David : War Maid’s Choice
(Baen 978-1-4516-3901-8, $7.99, 880pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 May 2013
Bahzell #4

(First edition: Baen, July 2012)

Fantasy novel in the series following Oath of Swords (1995), The War God’s Own (1998), and Wind Rider’s Oath (2004), featuring Bahzell of the Hradani.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to excerpts.

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