Anderson, Taylor : Iron Gray Sea
(Roc 978-0-451-41423-6, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Destroyermen #7

(First edition: Roc, July 2012)

Alternate history SF novel, seventh in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, and Firestorm, about a World War II US battleship transported back in time to an era when two intelligent dinosaur species are fighting a war.
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Baxter, Stephen : Iron Winter
(Gollancz 978-0575089297, £7.99, 480pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 11 Jul 2013
Northland Saga #3

(First edition: UK: Orion/Gollancz, August 2012)

Alternate history novel, third of a trilogy following Stone Spring (2010) and Bronze Summer (2011).
• This book is set in 1315, as the nation of Northland, rescued centuries before from the ocean by a great Wall, faces a cooling world climate.
• Amazon’s page has a longer description, and its “Look Inside” function provides a preview.

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Correia, Larry : Monster Hunter Legion
(Baen 978-1-4516-3906-3, $7, 528pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jun 2013
Monster Hunter #4

(First edition: Baen, September 2012)

Humorous fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Monster Hunter International (2007), Monster Hunter Vendetta (2010), and Monster Hunter Alpha (2011), about a man recruited by a covert organization dedicated to eradicating monsters.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to the first seven chapters.

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Goyer, David S., & Michael Cassutt : Heaven’s War
(Ace 978-0-425-25619-0, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jun 2013
Heaven’s Shadow #2

(First edition: Ace, July 2012)

SF novel, second in a trilogy following Heaven’s Shadow (2011), about an enormous asteroid approaching the sun that is guided by aliens seeking humanity’s help.
• In this book groups of humans from Houston and Bangalore are transported into the interior of the asteroid, as it begins moving away from Earth.
• The publisher’s site has this letter from the authors about the background and inspiration for the first book, and an excerpt from it.

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Jackson, D. B. : Thieftaker
(Tor 978-0-7653-6606-1, $7.99, 385pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Thieftaker Chronicles #1

(First edition: Tor, July 2012)

Historical fantasy, first of a series, about a conjurer in pre-revolutionary Boston who casts spells to solve crimes.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The author’s site has a bio, blog, samples, and historical background.
• The second book, Thieves’ Quarry, was just published in hardcover.

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Melko, Paul : The Broken Universe
(Tor 978-0-7653-2915-8, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jun 2013
Universe #2

(First edition: Tor, June 2012)

SF novel, sequel to The Walls of the Universe (2009), about a man who uses technology to access alternate worlds to build a commercial empire.
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Niven, Larry, & Edward M. Lerner : Fate of Worlds
(Tor 978-0-7653-6649-8, $7.99, 411pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Ringworld prequel #5

(First edition: Tor, August 2012)

SF novel, fifth and final novel in a series of prequels to Niven’s Ringworld (1970), following Fleet of Worlds (2007), Juggler of Worlds (2008), Destroyer of Worlds (2009), and Betrayer of Worlds (2010).
• Tor’s website has this description with an excerpt.

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Pratchett, Terry, & Stephen Baxter : The Long Earth
(Harper 978-0-06-206868-2, $9.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jun 2013
Long Earth #1

(First edition: Harper, June 2012)

SF novel, first of a series, in which a process called Stepping gives humanity access to a series of parallel Earths.
• Harper’s site has this description though no excerpt.
• The second book, The Long War, was published in hardcover last month.

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Rees, Rod : The Demi-Monde: Summer
(UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1849165075, £8.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 4 Jul 2013
Demi-Monde #3

(First edition: UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, January 2013)

SF thriller, third in a series of four, following The Demi-Mode: Winter (UK 2010, US Jan 2012) and The Demi-Mode: Spring (UK 2012), about a virtual reality, created to train soldiers and run by cyber-duplicates of historical tyrants.
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Richardson, Kat : Seawitch
(Roc 978-0-451-41545-5, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Greywalker #7

(First edition: Roc, August 2012)

Urban fantasy novel, seventh in a series following Greywalker (2006), Poltergeist (2007), Underground (2008), Vanished (2009), Labyrinth (2010), and Downpour (2011), about a private investigator who died for two minutes and recovered with the ability to perceive the paranormal realm.
• The author’s website has this description with a link to an excerpt.

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Robinson, Kim Stanley : 2312
(Orbit 978-0-316-09811-3, $10, 672pp, mass market paperback, June 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jun 2013

(First edition: Orbit, May 2012)

SF novel set in a future colonized solar system, focusing on a Mercurian artist and a Saturnian diplomat.
• Orbit’s page for the book has an excerpt and an interactive feature on how to build an asteroid terrarium.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “2312 is as flat-out a celebration of the possibilities of SF as I’ve seen in years… Readers who want only the clean narrative arc of the planet-saving space opera that anchors the narrative might find a good two-thirds of the novel a distraction, but for the rest of us it’s a catalog of wonders.”
• The book won this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel and is currently a Hugo Award finalist.

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Stross, Charles : The Apocalypse Codex
(Ace 978-0-425-25643-5, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jun 2013
Laundry Files #4

(First edition: Ace, July 2012)

Fantasy novel, fourth in the author’s “Laundry Files” sequence following The Atrocity Archives (2004), The Jennifer Morgue (2006), and The Fuller Memorandum (2010), about British secret service agent Bob Howard battling Lovecraftian horrors.
• The novel won this year’s Locus Poll for Best Fantasy Novel.

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Tregillis, Ian : The Coldest War
(Tor 978-0-7653-3538-8, $14.99, 352pp, trade paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Jul 2013
The Milkweed Triptych #2

(First edition: Tor, July 2012)

Alternate history novel, second in a trilogy following the author’s first novel Bitter Seeds (2010), about a British secret agent in 1939 investigating supernatural beings created by the Nazis.
• The publisher’s site has this description, with an excerpt.
• The author’s site has quotes from reviews and a link to an excerpt.

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Varley, John : Slow Apocalypse
(Ace 978-0-425-26213-9, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jun 2013

(First edition: Ace, September 2012)

SF catastrophe novel in which an oil-eating bacteria targeted at Iraqi oil fields inadvertantly spreads across the globe.
• The author’s site has a short statement about this book being an “attempt to reach a larger audience”.
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Williams, Tad : The Dirty Streets of Heaven
(DAW 978-0-7564-0790-2, $7.99, 464pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jul 2013
Bobby Dollar #1

(First edition: DAW, September 2012)

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, about an angel on Earth who helps souls caught between Heaven and Hell.
• The author’s site has this page with links to and quotes from reviews.

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Williamson, Michael Z. : When Diplomacy Fails. . .
(Baen 978-1-4516-3911-7, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, July 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Jun 2013

(First edition: Baen, August 2012)

Military SF novel, seventh in the “Freehold” series following Freehold (2004), The Weapon (2005), Better to Beg Forgiveness (2007), Contact with Chaos (2009), and Do Unto Others (2010), and Rogue (2011).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapter excerpts.

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