* Bishop, Jeremy : The Raven
(Amazon/47north 978-1611099157, $14.95, trade paperback, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B009OHHFEO
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1469219752
Jane Harper #2

Horror novel, second in a series after The Sentinel (July 2013), about an undercover government agent battling human and whale zombies in the arctic.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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* de la Cruz, Melissa : Winds of Salem
(Disney/Hyperion 978-1-4013-2470-4, $23.99, 320pp, hardcover, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00BATAP46
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 978-1624067051
Witches of East End #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Witches of East End (2011) and Serpent’s Kiss (2012), about a modern day witch sent back in time to the Salem witch trials.
• The series is in development as a TV series by Lifetime.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Bursts of action are sometimes lost in a muddle of superfluous backstory, and between these two extremes, de la Cruz struggles to find her footing.”

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* Hawke, Nathan : Gallow: Cold Redemption
(UK: Gollancz 978-0-575-115101, £8.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 8 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-575-115118
Gallow #2

Fantasy novel, second of a series after the author’s first novel Gallow: The Crimson Shield (July 2013), about a Northlander bastard known as Truesword to his friends, Griefbringer to his enemies.
• Orion’s site has this description.
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* Hume, M. K. : Hunting with Gods
(Simon & Schuster/Atria 978-1476715162, $16, 512pp, trade paperback, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1476715179
The Merlin Prophecy #3

Historical fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Battle of Kings (Jan. 2013) and Death of an Empire (May 2013), set in post-Roman Britain.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a video of the author.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Hume’s depiction of a Britain just after Rome’s rule has ended is fascinating, however, and the details of the setting make the historical world more compelling than any of the characters. Fans will be glad to see more of Merlin’s tale, but others may find the “exercise of cold-blooded slaughter” too brutal to enjoy.”

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* Johnson, Suzanne : Elysian Fields
(Tor 978-0-7653-3319-3, $25.99, 352pp, hardcover, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1429966436
UK edition: Headline 978-0755397709 (Thu 15 Aug 2013)
Sentinels of New Orleans #3


Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Royal Street (April 2012) and River Road (Nov. 2012), set in post-Katrina New Orleans.
• Macmillan’s website has this description with an excerpt and blurbs.
Publishers Weekly said of the previous book, “Solid plotting and a well-described, consistent setting make this a strong and intriguing addition to the genre.”

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* Johnson, Tenea D., & Steve Berman, eds. : Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
(Lethe Press 978-1-59021-170-0, $18, 322pp, trade paperback, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 10 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59021-173-1

Anthology of 17 previously published stories.
• Authors include Malinda Lo, Brit Mandelo, Nisi Shawl, Richard Bowes, and Carrie Vaughn.
• Lethe Press’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews, including the table of contents.
• A simultaneous hardcover edition (978-1-59021-072-7, $25) is also available.

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* Martinez, Michael J. : The Daedalus Incident
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-472-1, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, August 2013, cover illustration Sparth)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-59780-473-8

SF/fantasy novel about mysterious quakes on Mars, and an 18th century Royal Navy sea captain who sails his frigate around the solar system.
• This is one of Night Shade’s first books as an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing. Night Shade’s site has this description (with the original publication date in May).
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview.
• Tor.com ran this review by Stefan Raets, who concludes, The Daedalus Incident isn’t perfect, but it’s adventurous, original, and a blast to read.”

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* Novik, Naomi : Blood of Tyrants
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-52289-4, $26, 448pp, hardcover, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-52291-7
Temeraire #8

Fantasy novel, eighth and penultimate book in the Temeraire series about dragons used as weapons during the Napoleonic Wars, following the initial trilogy His Majesty’s Dragon, Black Powder War, and Throne of Jade, which collectively won the Locus Award for Best First Novel, fourth book Empire of Ivory (2007), fifth book Victory of Eagles (2008), sixth book Tongues of Serpents (2010), and seventh book Crucible of Gold (2012).
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Fans will mostly find their appetites whetted for the series conclusion.”
• Faren Miller reviews it in the August issue of Locus Magazine, concluding, “All of this makes for a narrative almost as fragmented as the Captain’s mind, often intriguing yet not entirely satisfying in itself. But since there’s one volume left to go, there could still be a real conclusion – or at least a memorable turning point in the course of alternate history.”

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* Powell, Megan : No Love for the Wicked
(Amazon/47north 9781477807637, $14.95, trade paperback, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00BJNXRB6
Damned #2

Urban fantasy novel, second in a series after No Peace for the Damned (2012), about a woman who’s joined a secret organization that fights supernatural criminals.
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* Schwarz, Liesel : A Clockwork Heart
(Ballantine Del Rey 9780345545084, $25, 304pp, hardcover, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-345-54129-1
Chronicles of Light and Shadow #2

Urban fantasy steampunk novel, second of a series after A Conspiracy of Alchemists (March 2013). In this book airship pilot Elle Chance battles clockwork zombies.
• Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The UK edition is one of Random House UK/Ebury’s first titles under its Del Rey imprint.
Publishers Weekly‘s review of the first book concluded, “Intrigue, slightly contrived romantic tension, and colorful settings will appeal to fans of light fantasy and adventure.”

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* Shea, Michael : Assault on Sunrise
(Tor 978-0-7653-2436-8, $25.99, 287pp, hardcover, August 2013, jacket art Stephan Martiniere)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1429988278
The Extra Trilogy #2

Near-future SF novel, second in a series after The Extra (2010), in which surviving ‘extras’ from live-action Hollywood films are being hunted down by the studio’s CEO.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Shea keeps the action moving briskly, but there’s something disingenuous about using outrageous ultraviolence to criticize our fascination with outrageous ultraviolence.”
• Faren Miller review it in the August issue of Locus Magazine….

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* Sniegoski, Thomas E. : The Fallen: Armageddon
(Simon Pulse 978-1442460058, $9.99, 592pp, trade paperback, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1442460065
The Fallen #5

Young adult fantasy novel, 5th and final volume in the series following The Fallen and Leviathan (2010, two titles originally published in 2003), Aerie and Reckoning (2010, two titles originally published in 2003 and 2004), End of Days (2011), and Forsaken (2012), about half angel, half human Aaron, fighting to protect the world from Satan’s wrath.
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* Strieber, Whitley : Alien Hunter
(Tor 978-0-7653-3153-3, $25.99, 320pp, hardcover, August 2013)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Aug 2013
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1429922715
Alien Hunter #1

SF thriller, first of a series, about a police detective, whose wife has vanished, who discovers alien killers are behind her disappearance and others across the nation.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Many readers will struggle to suspend their disbelief, though fans of Strieber’s Communion and other UFO-themed titles may not.”

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