* Allen, Mike, ed. : Clockwork Phoenix 4
(Mythic Delirium 978-0-9889124-0-3, $15.95, 275pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00DGQPX4S

Anthology of 18 original stories.
• Authors include Yves Meynard, Ian McHugh, Gemma Files, Tanith Lee, Cat Rambo, and Richard Parks.
• Series site www.clockworkphoenix.com has the full table of contents.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the book back in February, especially recommending “On the Leitmotif of the Trickster Constellation in Northern Hemispheric Star Charts, Post-Apocalypse” by Nicole Kornher-Stace, and commenting in general, “The overall quality is high… Readers will do well to pick up a copy.”

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* Ambrose, E. C. : Elisha Barber
(DAW 978-0-7564-0835-0, $24.95, 304pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101636145
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480532366
Dark Apostle #1

Fantasy novel, first of a series, about witchcraft in 14th century England.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review says “Pseudonymous fantasist Ambrose’s version of 14th-century England has an interesting system of magic and is filled with visceral horrors described in graphic detail.”

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* Anderson, Taylor : Storm Surge
(Roc 978-0-451-46513-9, $24.95, 496pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101614167
Destroyerman #8

Alternate history SF novel, eighth in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, and Iron Gray Sea (2012), about a World War II US battleship transported back in time to an era when two intelligent dinosaur species are fighting a war.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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* Arnason, Eleanor : The Big Mama Stories
(Aqueduct Press 9781619760295, $16, 172pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00DLTKFG6

Collection of five “tall tales” about a tribe of creatures, Big Mamas and Big Poppas, that roam the universe.
• Aqueduct’s site has this description.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviews the book in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “More than a few such lessons and observations about human nature show up throughout the book, but Arnason’s cheerfully insouciant narrative voice keeps them from seeming oppressive, and, to some extent, these brief homilies are an integral part of any such tales.”

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* Campbell, Jack : The Last Full Measure
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-568-0, $20, 104pp, hardcover, June 2013, jacket illustration David Palumbo)
Nominal Publication Date: Sun 30 Jun 2013

Alternate history novella set in 19th century America, in which Abraham Lincoln, along with academic Joshua Chamberlain, are convicting of crimes against the ruling dictatorship.
• Subterranean’s site has this description and order page.
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* Costa, T. L. : Playing Tyler
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry Us 9781908844613, $9.99, 304pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844620
UK edition: 9781908844606 (Thu 4 Jul 2013)

Young adult novel, the author’s first novel, about a gamer with ADHD who’s hired to test a new flight simulator.
• Strange Chemistry’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Costa adeptly gets inside the heads of two idealistic but conflicted teenagers trying to balance the personal, familial, and national responsibilities that have been dumped on them.”

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* Duchamp, L. Timmel : Missing Links and Secret Histories: A Selection of Wikipedia Entries Lost, Suppressed, or Misplaced in Time
(Aqueduct Press 9781619760394, $18, 240pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00DFJ6VHE

Anthology of 21 original stories written in the format of Wikipedia entries.
• Authors include Mark Rich, Nisi Shawl, Anna Tambour, Mari Ness, and Lucy Sussex.
• Aqueduct’s site has this description, and quotes a review by Annalee Newitz from NPR.
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* Flynn, Michael : On the Razor’s Edge
(Tor 9780765334800, $25.99, 349pp, hardcover, July 2013, jacket art Sparth)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466815537
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00DDU8C8G
January Dancer #4

Far future space opera novel, fourth and concluding book in a series following The January Dancer (2008), Up Jim River (2010), and In the Lion’s Mouth (2012).
• Macmillan’s website has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gave the previous book a starred review: “Space opera fans will be swept away by the poetic rhythm and subtle plot construction, and the open-ended conclusion will leave them clamoring for future Donovan buigh adventures.”

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* Greenfield, Susan : 2121: A Tale from the Next Century
(UK: Head of Zeus 9781908800572, £14.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781781853559

SF novel set in a future where humanity is divided in the hedonistic Others, the majority, and the minorty N-Ps, who are Neo-Puritan and Neo-Platonic.
• This is the first novel by the baroness author, a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords, who’s previously written several nonfiction books.
• The author’s site has this description.

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+ Haig, Matt : The Humans
(Simon & Schuster/Free Press 978-1-4767-2791-2, $25, 282pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781476727929
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781442366497

First US edition (UK: Canongate, May 2013)

US edition of SF novel about a professor whose life is changed when he solves the world’s greatest mathematical riddle (Riemann’s hypothesis).
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Haig creates a delightful sense of displacement in “Andrew” and draws the reader into the experiences that make us human, ugly, wonderful, and mundane by turns.”

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* Hamilton, Laurell K. : Affliction
(Berkley 978-0-425-25570-4, $28.95, 576pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101623893
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781611761641
UK edition: Headline 978-0755389025 (Tue 2 Jul 2013)
Anita Blake #22


Erotic fantasy vampire novel, 22nd in the bestselling series about Anita Blake, vampire hunter, that began with Guilty Pleasures (2002) and most recently included Kiss the Dead (201s).
• Penguin’s site has this description with a video and a link to an excerpt.

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* Horton, Rich, ed. : The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2013 Edition
(Prime Books 9781607013921, $19.95, 576pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013

Anthology of 33 stories first published in 2012.
• Authors include Linda Nagata, Elizabeth Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Michael Blumlein, Robert Charles Wilson, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
• Prime Books’ site has this description with the table of contents.

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* Hoyt, Sarah A. : Noah’s Boy
(Baen 978-1-4516-3904-9, $15, 304pp, trade paperback, July 2013, cover art Tom Kidd)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00DFLO444
Shifter #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Draw One in the Dark (2006) and The Gentleman Takes a Chance (2008), about a policeman in a city populated by humans and shape-shifters.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Jackson, D. B. : Thieves’ Quarry
(Tor 978-0-7653-2762-8, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429943956
Thieftaker Chronicles #2

Historical fantasy, second in a series following Thieftaker (2012), about a conjurer in pre-revolutionary Boston who casts spells to solve crimes.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Jackson is a pseudonym for David B. Coe.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the author “deftly blends history and fiction in a tangle of alliances (including loyalist Ethan teaming with a Royal Navy surgeon sympathetic to the rebels) amid Ethan’s moral conflicts over the uses of magic and drawing friends into the dangers of questionable work.”

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* Lambshead, John : Wolf in Shadow
(Baen 9781451639100, $15, 416pp, trade paperback, July 2013, cover art Dave Seely)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00DFLUTA2

Urban fantasy novel about a Welsh girl who settles in London’s East End, where demons lurk in human form.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller : A Liaden Universe Constellation, Volume I
(Baen 978-1-45163-923-0, $15, 464pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-136-8

Collection of 17 stories set in the author’s Liaden universe. A second volume will be published in January 2014.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters, and publication credits for the stories included.

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* Marr, Melissa : The Arrivals
(Morrow 978-0-06-182696-2, $24.99, 288pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062248725

Fantasy novel, the author’s second novel for adults, and a woman who breaks five years of sobriety and finds herself in a Wasteland populated by people from all times and places.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the author “has come up with an intriguing premise, but she never fleshes it out, making this more a promising outline than a novel.”

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* Monk, Devon : Cold Copper
(Roc 978-0-451-41860-9, $15, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101613597
Age of Steam #3

Steampunk fantasy novel, third in a series following Dead Iron (2011) and Tin Swift (2012), about bounty hunter and werewolf Cedar Hunt in search of the Holder, a device that would open a door between this world to the realm of the Strange.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review: “Monk’s pacing is perfect, and the characters of her ensemble cast are so well drawn that each can justifiably command the lead as the story requires. Constantly improving series are rare, but Monk’s Age of Steam just keeps getting better.”
• Faren Miller reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine.

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* Rowland, Diana : White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
(DAW 978-0-7564-0803-9, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101635605
Zombies #3

Humorous zombie novel, third in a series following My Life as a White Trash Zombie (2011) and Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (2012).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review says this “third outing paddles into the tepid waters of middle-book syndrome, but there’s enough zombie action and humor to keep series fans invested.”

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* Shirley, John : New Taboos
(PM Press 9781604867619, $12, 128pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 27 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00CGNNP2O

Collection including a novella, “A State of Imprisonment”, the author’s 2011 TEDx address, “Why We Need Forty Years of Hell”, and the title essay, plus an interview and bibliography.
• PM Press’ site has this description.
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* Stross, Charles : Neptune’s Brood
(Ace 978-0-425-25677-0, $25.95, 336pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101624531
UK edition: Orbit 978-0356500997 (Tue 2 Jul 2013)


SF novel, loose sequel to Saturn’s Children (2008), about a metahuman in a far future when the natural human race is extinct.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “As always, Stross feels like the smartest guy in the room, pushing the boundaries of identity and humanity while offering up what may be the first epic tale of futuristic macroeconomics.”
• Cory Doctorow reviewed it this morning on Boing Boing, calling it the author’s “newest, weirdest and most thought-provoking book.”

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* Weber, David, ed. : Beginnings
(Baen 978-1-45163-903-2, $25, 384pp, hardcover, July 2013, cover art David Mattingly)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-61824-973-9
Worlds of Honor #6

Anthology of four original stories set in Weber’s ‘‘Honor Harrington” universe, the sixth such anthology, following In Fire Forged in 2011.
• Authors are David Weber, Charles E. Gannon, Timothy Zahn, and Joelle Presby.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Wexler, Django : The Thousand Names
(Roc 978-0-451-46510-8, $25.95, 528pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101609514
UK edition: Del Rey 978-0091949891 (Thu 4 Jul 2013)
The Shadow Campaigns #1


Military fantasy novel, first of a series, about a colonial garrison trying to survive a rebellion.
• Penguin’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Wexler’s debut is a slow-building but generally capable addition to the military fantasy subgenre, nicely blending military strategy and political intrigue before layering on fantasy tropes.”

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