* Attebery, Brian, & Veronica Hollinger : Parabolas of Science Fiction
(Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-7367-4, $28.95, 280pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 15 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-8195-7368-1

Nonfiction anthology of 14 original essays about the “inherently collaborative nature of science fiction”.
• Conitributors include Terry Dowling, L. Timmel Duchamp, Graham Sleight, and Gary K. Wolfe.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the table of contents.
• A hardcover edition (978-0-8195-7366-7, $75) is also avaiable.

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* Ballingrud, Nathan : North American Lake Monsters
(Small Beer Press 9781618730596, $24, 300pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781618730619

Collection of 9 stories, first published from 2004 to 2013; one story is original to this book.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with the table of contents and various links, including story The Monsters of Heaven on Tor.com.
• A trade paperback edition (9781618730602, $16) is also available.

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* Berman, Steve, ed. : Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe
(Lethe 978-1-59021-334-6, $20, 324pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 15 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59021-146.5

Anthology of 26 original stories and poems that explore queer variations on the work of Edgar Allan Poe.
• Authors include Richard Bowes, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Nick Mamatas, and Christiopher Barzak.
• Lethe’s site has this description with the complete list of contributors.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Berman wisely takes a broad-brush approach, covering not only reimaginings of Poe’s tales but also Poe the man and the act of reading Poe’s fiction. This allows a wider variety of pieces, poetic as well as prose, and rescues the book from being overwhelmed by its source material.”

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* Black, Jenna : Replica
(Tor Teen 978-0-7653-3371-1, $9.99, 368pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466804890
Replica #1

Young adult SF novel, first in a series, about a 16-year-old bride whose husband, heir to the company that controls human replication, is found murdered.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s site has the same description, plus a video trailer.

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* Bova, Ben : New Earth
(Tor 978-0-7653-3018-5, $24.99, 384pp, hardcover, July 2013, jacket art John Harris)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429948142
The Grand Tour #-

Hard SF novel, latest in the Grand Tour sequence and follow-up to last year’s Farside, about an expedition sent to explore a newly discovered Earthlike planet.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Brooks, Terry : Witch Wraith
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-52353-2, $28, 432pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-52355-6
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-307-91372-2
UK edition: Orbit 978-0356502267 (Tue 16 Jul 2013)
The Dark Legacy of Shannara #3


Fantasy novel, third in trilogy following Wards of Faerie (2012) and Bloodfire Quest (March 2013), set seven years after the previous High Druid of Shannara trilogy.
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review notes that this volume comes 36 years after Brooks’ debut The Sword of Shannara.

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* Comeau, Joey : The Summer Is Ended and We Are Not Yet Saved
(ChiZine Publications 978-1771481472, $15.95, 250pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00BATWNA0

Horror novel about a boy going to Bible Camp for the summer.
• ChiZine’s site has a brief description.

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* Krinard, Susan : Mist
(Tor 978-0-7653-3208-0, $13.99, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429955683
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1452665757
Mist #1

Urban fantasy novel, first of a series, about a San Francisco woman who discovers her boyfriend is Loki and that she’s a Valkyrie.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Krinard’s background as a romance novelist lends her an ability to write well-defined, multi-dimensional characters who help this story stand out in a crowded field. All that’s missing is a primer on Norse mythology for readers not in the know.”

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* Martinez, A. Lee : Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest
(Orbit 978-0-316-22643-1, $15, 353pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316226448

Fantasy novel about two teens, Helen and Troy, on a trip across the country.
• Orbit’s blog has chapter one.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Martinez is a master at making the fantastic so mundane it’s fantastic again. While too many familiar mythical elements may occasionally encourage readers to skim, sympathetic characters and a fast-paced plot filled with magic and adventure build to a rousing success from an author who reinvents himself with every new release.”

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* Nazarian, Vera : Cobweb Bride
(Norilana/Leda 978-1-60762-112-6, $24.95, 398pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 15 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-60762-114-0
Cobweb Bride Trilogy #1

Historical fantasy novel inspired by the Persephone myth, set in an alternate Reinaissance world where Death comes to the Kingdom of Lethe to claim his bride.
• Norilana’s site has this page for the book, with a map and a list of Kickstarted acknowledgements.
• A trade paperback edition (978-1-60762-113-3, $14.95), is also available.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Sakey, Marcus : Brilliance
(Amazon/Thomas & Mercer 978-1611099690, $14.95, 452pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00AESRRQS
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480504240

SF thriller about Cooper, a federal agent, one of a minority of the population with special “brilliant” powers, pursuing a villain who would trigger civil war.
• Amazon’s page has a description and previews via its “Look Inside” function.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: ” In this parable of democracy’s downfall told in rapid-fire cuts, Sakey upends truths Cooper once thought self-evident, the truths people don’t seem to want any more, preferring instead, ‘safe lives and nice electronics and full fridges’—nothing less than the tragedy of our times.”

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* Valente, Catherynne M. : The Melancholy of Mechagirl
(Haikasoru 978-1-4215-5613-0, $14.99, 304pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013

Collection of 13 stories about Japan, including “Silently and Very Fast” and “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time”, with two stories original to this book.
• Haikasoru’s site has this description, with an excerpt for new story “Story No. 6″.

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* Weis, Margaret, & Robert Krammes : Storm Riders
(Tor 978-0-7653-3349-0, $27.99, 512pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466801813
The Dragon Brigade #2

Epic military fantasy novel, second of a series following Shadow Raiders (2011), set in a world connected by airships where two rival empires vie for an invention that could revolutionize warfare.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “New readers may be lost without a dramatis personae, maps, and a synopsis of earlier action, as this complex universe is prone to rapid shifts of scene and personnel, but the multifaceted action and well-drawn characters will keep any fantasy fan’s excitement at feverish pitch, a particularly impressive feat for a middle book.”

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* Winters, Ben H. : Countdown City
(Quirk 978-1-59474-626-0, $14.95, 320pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59474-627-7
Last Policeman #2

Pre-apocalyptic novel, second of a trilogy following The Last Policeman (2012), about a police detective’s work six months before an asteroid is due to hit Earth, prompting a rash of suicides.
• The publisher’s site has this description with links an excerpt, a reader’s guide, and a trailer.
• Adrienne Martini’s review in the June issue of Locus Magazine is posted here; “That’s where Winters’s work shines. Yes, the characters are well drawn and, yes, his plot is engaging – but what is most compelling is how finely drawn and horrifyingly plausible his vision is.”

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