* Carlson, Jeff : Interrupt
(Amazon/47north 978-1612183640, $14.95, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00B3V9GAA
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480522145

SF thriller in which an ancient mystery about the Neanderthals is linked to a modern crisis in which solar flares bring about another ice age.
• Amazon’s page has a description and blurbs from Scott Sigler and Kim Stanley Robinson.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Dozois, Gardner, ed. : The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection
(St. Martin’s Griffin 978-1-250-02913-3, $22.99, 42+654pp, trade paperback, July 2013, cover illustration Michael Whelan)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429983068
Year’s Best SF #30

Anthology of 29 stories first published in 2012, with a long “Summation: 2012″, and 8 pages of ‘honorable mentions’ at the end.
• Stories include Pat Cadigan’s “The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, which won a Locus award, Andy Duncan’s “Close Encounters”, which won a Nebula award, and others by Paul McAuley, Jay Lake, Michael Bishop, Adam Roberts, Robert Reed, Linda Nagata, and Robert Charles Wilson.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
• A hardcover edition (9780312546335, $40) is also available.

(Mon 22 Jul 2013)
• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Hawke, Nathan : Gallow: The Crimson Shield
(UK: Orion/Gollancz 978-0-575-11508-8, £7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 11 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575115095
Gallow #1

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series (with the next volumes coming in August and September), about a Northlander bastard known as Truesword to his friends, Griefbringer to his enemies.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Lubar, David : Extremities
(Tor Teen 978-0-7653-3460-2, $15.99, 208pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466814608

Collection of 13 young-adult stories, subtitled “Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge”.
• Macmillan’s site has this description, with an excerpt and a slide show of interior illustrations by Jim Kay.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* McAuley, Paul : Evening’s Empires
(UK: Gollancz 978-0-575-10078-7, £20, 374pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575100824
Quiet War #4

SF novel, fourth in a series following The Quiet War (2008), Gardens of the Sun (2009), and In the Mouth of the Whale (2012), set 1500 years after the Quiet War, about a 19-year-old pilot seeking revenge against those who murdered his family.
• Gollancz’ site has this description. A simultaneous paperback edition (9780575100794, L14.99) is also available. No US edition is currently scheduled.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it in the June 2013 issue of Locus Magazine: “McAuley is having a good deal of fun laying out what amounts to a tribute to classic space opera, and Evening’s Empires, while not lacking in the snazzy mise-en-scene spectacle or the philosophical debates of the earlier novels, is the most purely enjoyable straight adventure tale in the Quiet War series so far.”

(Mon 22 Jul 2013)
• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Pinborough, Sarah : Charm
(UK: Gollancz 978-0-575-09301-0, £9.99, 224pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 18 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780575093041

Retelling of the Cinderalla story, with illustrations by Les Edwards.
• Orion’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

• Purchase this book from Amazon
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Smith, Alexander Gordon : The Fury
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux 978-0374324957, $19.99, 688pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780374324971

Supernatural horror novel about a group of teenagers in a world where everyone around them has turned into bloodthirsty savages.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt and a video trailer.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “The slow-burning narrative, lengthy buildup, lack of concrete explanations, and weirdly metaphysical moments may throw off some readers, but Smith is an expert at balancing tension and hope, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Turtledove, Harry : Two Fronts
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-52468-3, $28, 416pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-52470-6
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1452664309
The War That Came Early #5

Alternate history novel, fifth in a series following Hitler’s War (2009), West and East (2010), The Big Switch (2011), and Coup d’Etat, about an alternate World War II that followed when Neville Chamberlain stood up to Hitler rather than appeased him with the Munich Accord.
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|

* Wellington, David : Chimera
(Morrow 978-0-06-224877-0, $24.99, 432pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062248794
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062305893
Jim Chapel Mission #1

SF thriller about four genetically-engineered killers who escape a military prison.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “While the overwritten romantic elements distract, the constant action and novel concept will satisfy fans of this subgenre.”

• Purchase this book from Amazon | Indiebound
• (Directory Entry)

|