* Bishop, Jeremy : The Sentinel
(Amazon/47north 978-1611099065, $14.95, 278pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009MAAA3Q
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469290751
Jane Harper #1

Horror novel about an undercover government agent stranded on an arctic island along with survivors of a whale hunting ship and the environmentalists who tried to stop them.
• This is the author’s second novel, self-published in 2012 and republished now by Amazon 47north, with a sequel scheduled for next month.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* Bowes, Richard : Dust Devil on a Quiet Street
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-297-4, $18, 318pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 5 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59021-169-4

Autobiographical fantasy novel about the author’s life from childhood to adulthood in New York City.
• Lethe Press’ site has this description.
• An author’s note mentions that 14 previously published stories have been adapted into this work.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…Bowes the character comes across as a very real individual, surrounding himself with a host of memorable and eclectic people. Bowes the author depicts a New York at once beautiful and terrible, dangerous and glorious, where mundane life is only one step away from the supernatural.”

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* Griffin, Kate : The Glass God
(Orbit 978-0-316-18727-5, $15, 457pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316235525
UK edition: 978-0356500652 (Tue 9 Jul 2013)
Magicals Anonymous #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series following Stray Souls (2012), about a London support group called Magicals Anonymous.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review, concluding “This utterly charming protagonist easily elevates Griffin’s second magical London series above the urban fantasy crowd.”
• Faren Miller reviews it in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “The droll tone here, which seems to place the series firmly in Pratchett territory, doesn’t convey all the forces at work.”

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* Hearne, Kevin : Hunted
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-53363-0, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jun 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-53877-2
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-0-449-01309-0
Iron Druid Chronicles #6

Urban fantasy novel, sixth book of a series following Hounded, Hexed, Hammered (all 2011), Tricked (May 2012), and Trapped (Dec. 2012), about a 2000-year-old Druid living in Arizona.
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Hodder, Mark : The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi
(Pyr 978-1-61614-777-8, $15, 370pp, trade paperback, July 2013, cover illustration Jon Sullivan)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00BH0VO2A
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1480563759
Burton & Swinburne #4

Steampunk fantasy novel, fourth in a series following The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (winner of a Philip K. Dick Award), The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, and Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (2012).
• Pyr’s site has this description.

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* Holden, Rebecca J., & Nisi Shawl, eds. : Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler
(Aqueduct 978-1-61976-037-0, $20, 328pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 1 Jul 2013

Nonfiction anthology of essays and reminiscences celebrating Octavia E. Butler.
• Aqueduct’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Readers unfamiliar with the author’s fiction should start with her novels, but her many devoted fans will find this volume highly satisfying.”

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* Liney, Peter : The Detainee
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1782060321, £14.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 4 Jul 2013

Dystopian SF novel, the author’s first novel, in which the old, sick, and poor are exiled to a remote island watched over by punishment satellites.
• Jo Fletcher’s site has this description.
• There’s a simultaneous trade paperback edition.

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* Mann, George : The Executioner’s Heart
(Tor 978-0765327765, $27.99, 352pp, hardcover, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781429944908
UK edition: Titan 978-1781160053 (Fri 12 Jul 2013)
Newbury & Hobbes Investigations #4


Steampunk SF novel set in an alternate early-20th century London, fourth in a series following The Affinity Bridge (UK 2008, US 2009), The Osiris Ritual (UK 2009, US 2010), and The Immortality Engine (2011).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s website has this page about the series, with US and UK cover images, descriptions, and links to a timeline and to some Newbury & Hobbes short stories.

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* Morgan, Lou : Blood and Feathers: Rebellion
(Solaris 978-1781081235, $9.99, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Jul 2013
UK edition: 978-1781081228 (Thu 4 Jul 2013)

Urban fantasy novel, sequel to the author’s first novel Blood and Feathers (2012), about a woman named Alice who finds herself in the midst of a war between the angels and the Fallen.
• Solaris’ site has this description.
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* Preston, Richard Ellis, Jr. : Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders
(Amazon/47North 978-1-61109-918-8, $14.95, 456pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009PS42YI
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469290027
The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin #1

Steampunk SF novel, first of a series and the author’s first novel, set on a future earth devastated by an alien war, about a rescue mission by the crew of the Pneumatic Zeppelin.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review says, “Preston’s steampunk debut manages to turn a half-destroyed world recovering from a brutal Martian invasion into the setting of a weird and rather trite faux-humorous fable.”

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