* Anderson, Taylor : Deadly Shores
(Roc 978-0-451-46566-5, $26.95, 464pp, hardcover, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698145580
Destroyerman #9

Alternate history SF novel, ninth in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea (2012), and Storm Surge (2013), 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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* Asher, Neal : Polity Agent
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597805094, $15.99, 576pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00HDXNIBA
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00JG6ZO00
Cormac #4

SF adventure novel, fourth in a series following Gridlinked (2001), The Line of Polity (2003), and Brass Man (2005), and followed by The Line War (2008), about Ian Cormac, and agent in a future interstellar polity.
• Amazon’s page has a description, and its “Look Inside” function provides previews.
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* Britain, Kristen : Mirror Sight
(DAW 978-0-7564-0879-4, $27.95, 784pp, hardcover, May 2014, cover art Donato)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698146471
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780756409944
Green Rider #5

Fantasy novel, fifth in the series that began with The Green Rider (1998) and continued with First Rider’s Call (2003), The High King’s Tomb (2007), and Blackveil (2011), about an elite group of messengers for the king who now face a threat from dark magicians.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
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* Burnham, Karen : Greg Egan
(University of Illinois Press 978-0-252-07993-1, $23, 12+190pp, trade paperback, April 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 21 Apr 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0-252-09629-7

Nonfiction study of the work of Gregory Benford, the fourth in the publisher’s “Modern Masters of Science Fiction” series (after volumes about John Brunner, William Gibson, and Gregory Benford). This is the first book by Locus contributor Burnham.
• The book includes an interview with Egan, a short bibliography, a list of works cited, and an index.
• The University Press’s site has this description with a Google preview.
• There is also a hardcover edition (978-0-252-03841-9, $85).

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* Campbell, Jack : The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Steadfast
(Ace 978-0-425-26052-4, $26.95, 400pp, hardcover, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698143036
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier #4

Military SF novel, fourth in the series following Dreadnaught (2011), Invicible (2012), Guardian (2013), and six earlier books in the “Lost Fleet” series.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The author is John G. Hemry writing as Jack Campbell. His site has a description and a link to a an excerpt.

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* Clarke, Cassandra Rose : The Wizard’s Promise
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry Us 978-1908844743, $9.99, 336pp, trade paperback, May 2014, cover art Sarah J. Coleman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844750
UK edition: 9781908844736 (Thu 1 May 2014)
Ananna #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Assassin’s Curse (2012) and The Pirate’s Wish (2013), about a young woman who fled an arranged marriage and became a pirate.
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* Colebatch, Hal, & Jessica Q. Fox : Treasure Planet
(Baen 978-1-4767-3640-2, $15, 336pp, trade paperback, May 2014, cover art Sam Kennedy)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-281-5
Man-Kzin Wars #16

Standalone novel in the Man-Kzin Wars series created by Larry Niven.
• Baen’s site has this description (if it auto-forwards, click the back link twice).
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* Doyle, Tom : American Craftsmen
(Tor 978-0-7653-3751-1, $24.99, 320pp, hardcover, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466834576
Craftsmen #1

Military fantasy novel, the author first novel and first of a series, about two modern soldiers who employ their magical legacies as they battle each other and a threat to the American system of magic.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review is mixed. Amazon reader reviews are mostly positive.
• The author’s site includes a blog.

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* Drake, David : The Sea Without a Shore
(Baen 978-1-4767-3639-6, $25, 384pp, hardcover, May 2014, cover art Stephen Hickman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-280-8
RCN #10

Military SF novel, tenth in the “RCN” series following With the Lightnings, Lt. Leary, Commanding, The Far Side of the Stars, The Way to Glory, Some Golden Harbor, and When the Tide Rises, In the Stormy Red Sky (2009), What Distant Deeps (2010), The Road of Danger (2013).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters. (If it auto-forwards, try clicking the ‘back’ link twice.)

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* Fletcher, Charlie : The Oversight
(Orbit 978-0-316-27951-2, $15, 464pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316279499
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478955269

Dark fantasy novel about the last five members of a group that guards the border between the mundane and the magic.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.
• Orbit’s site has this excerpt.
• Faren Miller reviews it in the May issue of Locus Magazine, concluding, “…these characters inhabit a complex, beautifully plotted adventure that begins a fantasy series. Go on and relish The Oversight without further prompting – then we can all wait eagerly for more!”

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* Harris, Charlaine : Midnight Crossroad
(Ace 978-0-425-26315-0, $27.95, 320pp, hardcover, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101598795
Midnight, Texas #1

Fantasy novel, first of a trilogy, about the residents of a small Texas town, who have various paranormal powers.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “While not ignoring the downsides of smalltown life, with too-knowing neighbors and teens desperate to get out, Harris also works in its joys and comforts. This is a solid entry in Harris’s catalogue and will do very well with her fans.”

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* Hendee, Barb : Witches in Red
(Roc 978-0-451-41416-8, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698144354
Mist-Torn Witches #2

Fantasy novel, second in series following The Mist-Torn Witches (2013), about two orphaned sisters posing as witches in the nation of Droevinka.
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* Hulick, Douglas : Sworn in Steel
(Roc 978-0-451-46447-7, $7.99, mass market paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101586686
UK edition: Macmillan/Tor UK 978-0330536219 (Thu 8 May 2014)
Tale of the Kin #2


Sword & sorcery fantasy novel, second in a series following Among Thieves (2011), about employees of a crime lord in the city of Ildrecca.
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* Kenemore, Scott : Zombie, Indiana
(Skyhorse/Talos Press 978-1-940456-00-3, $15.99, 367pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00J75IT5W
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00JS6HD4S

Horror novel, third in a series following Zombie, Ohio (2011) and Zombie, Illinois (2012).
• Though listed as a Night Shade Books title, the book has been released under Skyhorse’s Talos Press impring.
• Skyhorse’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book “There’s plenty to satisfy zombie fans who’ve come to expect some philosophy with their gore.”

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* Koch, Gini : Alien Collective
(DAW 978-0-7564-0758-2, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101635698
Alien #9

SF novel, ninth a series following Touched by an Alien (April 2010), Alien Tango (Dec 2010), Alien in the Family (April 2011), Alien Proliferation (2011), Alien Diplomacy (Apr 2012), Alien vs. Alien (Nov. 2012), Alien in the House (May 2013), and Alien Research (Dec. 2013), about alien invaders from Alpha Centauri turning humans into monsters.
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* Martinez, Michael J. : The Enceladus Crisis
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-504-9, $15.99, 327pp, trade paperback, May 2014, cover illustration Lauren Saint-Onge)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Daedalus #2

SF/fantasy novel, second in a series following The Daedalus Incident, about a 22nd century manned mission to Saturn and the 18th century invasion of Egypt by Napoleon, and the door between worlds that connects them.
• The author’s site has Everything about the The Enceladus Crisis in one handy post!.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Split timelines with multiple characters make for a disorienting first half, but readers who stick with it will be rewarded with a uniquely imaginative science fantasy tale.”

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* McGuire, Seanan : Sparrow Hill Road
(DAW 978-0-7564-0961-6, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698145825

Fantasy novel about a ghostly teenaged hitchhiker and her efforts to track down the man who ran her off the road 60 years ago.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives this a starred review, calling it “a powerful blend of ghost story, love story, and murder mystery, wrapped in a perfectly neat package.”
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it in the April issue of Locus Magazine, noting that portions of the book were published as stories in The Edge of Propinquity, and concluding, “The individual stories are fascinatingly twisted ghost stories, but as a novel the plot builds a bit awkwardly as the bits and pieces of Rose’s story come together. Still, it builds to a big, nailbiting confrontation with some special effects, nicely spooky bits, and some truly touching moments.”

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* Raughley, Sarah : Feather Bound
(Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry Us 978-1908844903, $9.99, 304pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781908844910
UK edition: 9781908844897 (Thu 1 May 2014)

Young adult fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, a retelling of the Swan Princess folktale.
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+ Saulter, Stephanie : Gemsigns
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher Us 978-1623651602, $26.99, 352pp, hardcover, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00GL3HK8K
(R)Evolution #1

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

SF novel, the author’s first novel and first of a trilogy, about the conflict between ‘Gems’, genetically-engineered humans created to overcome a plague, and the ‘Norms’ who would enslave or exterminate them.
• The publisher’s site has this description.
• The second book in the trilogy, Binary, is already out in the UK.
• Strange Horizons posted this review by Liz Bourke, who concludes, “And for a debut novel, it’s both striking and accomplished. Although it’s the first novel in a trilogy, Gemsigns stands complete in itself—but I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.”

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* Scott, M. J. : Fire Kin
(Roc 978-0-451-46538-2, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101631713
Half-Light City #4

Urban fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Shadow Kin (2011), Blood Kin (2012), and Iron Kin (2013), set on a world where Blood Lords and the Beast Kind rule on one side, Fae and humans on the other.
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* Swann, S. Andrew : Dragon Princess
(DAW 978-0-7564-0957-9, $7.99, 232pp, mass market paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698141063

Humorous fantasy novel about the misadventures of a career thief.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Carolyn Cushman reviewed it in the April issue of Locus Magazine: “As humorous fantasy goes, it’s pretty standard stuff in a lot of ways, but Swann piles on some inventive mishaps with a lavish hand.”

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* VanderMeer, Jeff : Authority
(Farrar Straus Giroux/FSG Originals 978-0-374-10410-8, $15, 352pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780374710781
Southern Reach #2

SF novel, second volume of a trilogy, about decades of efforts to understand a mysterious region called Area X.
• It follows Annihilation, published in February, and will be followed by Acceptance in September.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly, as it did the first book, gives it a starred review: “VanderMeer’s masterful command of the plot, his cast of characters, and the increasingly desperate situation will leave the reader desperate for the final volume in the trilogy.”

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* Ventresca, Yvonne : Pandemic
(Skyhorse/Sky Pony Press 978-1628736090, $16.95, 352pp, hardcover, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00J75IRJ0
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: B00JG70DIW

Young adult SF novel about a teenaged girl whose parents are away when an epidemic breaks out in her town.
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* Willrich, Chris : The Silk Map
(Pyr 978-1-61614-899-7, $15.95, 445pp, trade paperback, May 2014)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 May 2014
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: B00GL3HKTO
Gaunt and Bone #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Scroll of Years (2013), about Persimmon Gaunt and Imago Bone, a poet and a thief, fleeing assassins. The characters have been subjects of the author’s short stories since 2000.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Despite some dense writing, this Chinese-inflected fantasy adventure romps along at a madcap pace, with frequent detours to include the thoughts of peripheral characters including an overcoat and a magic carpet. This lighthearted story is suitable for teen readers as well as adults.”

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