Andrews, Ilona : Magic Binds
(Ace 978-0425270707, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Kate Daniels #9

(First edition: Ace, September 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, ninth in the “Kate Daniels” series following Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds (2010), Magic Slays (2011), Magic Rises (2012), Magic Breaks (2014), and Magic Shifts (2015), about a female mercenary in a magical Atlanta.
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Bear, Greg : Take Back the Sky
(Orbit 978-0316223959, $15.99, 336pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 May 2017
War Dogs #3

(First edition: Orbit, December 2016)

Near-future SF novel, third in a trilogy following War Dogs (2014) and Killing Titan (2015), about an interstellar war whose alien protagonists have come to Earth and Mars.
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• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Coe, David B. : Shadow’s Blade
(Baen 978-1481482424, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 25 Apr 2017
Case Files of Justis Fearsson #3

(First edition: Baen, May 2016)

Urban fantasy novel, third in a series following Spell Blind (Jan. 2015) and His Father’s Eyes (July 2015), about an Arizona private detective who uses magic in his hunt for a serial killer.
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Crouch, Blake : Dark Matter
(Broadway 978-1101904244, $16, 368pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017

(First edition: Crown, July 2016)

SF thriller about an abducted quantum physicist who wakes into an alternate universe.
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DeLillo, Don : Zero K
(Scribner 978-1501138072, $16, 288pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017

(First edition: Simon & Schuster/Scribner, May 2016)

Literary SF novel about a billionaire who invests in technologies to conquer death.
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Gaiman, Neil : The View from the Cheap Seats
(Morrow 978-0062262271, $17.99, 544pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017

(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, June 2016)

Collection of nonfiction essays.
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• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Green, Simon R. : Dr. DOA
(Ace 978-0451476944, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Secret Histories #10

(First edition: Roc, June 2016)

Fantasy novel, tenth in the series about Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, who protects humanity from the forces of darkness, following The Man with the Golden Torc (2007), Daemons Are Forever (2008), The Spy Who Haunted Me (2009), From Hell with Love (2010), For Heaven’s Eyes Only (2011), Live and Let Drood (2012), Casino Infernale (2013), and Property of a Lady Faire (2014), and From a Drood to a Kill (2015).
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Kay, Guy Gavriel : Children of Earth and Sky
(Berkley 978-0451472977, $17, 592pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017

(First edition: Penguin/NAL, May 2016)

Historical fantasy novel set in a world inspired by Renaissance Europe.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Kay builds a convincingly human answer to the paradox that has long made the Renaissance so hypnotic, so alien, and familiar with its juxtaposition of crude brutality and magnificent beauty, of high manners and low betrayals, of emerging technology and stark primitivism.”
• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Lockwood, Todd : The Summer Dragon
(DAW 978-0756413125, $16, 512pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Evertide #1

(First edition: DAW, May 2016)

Fantasy novel, first in a series and the author’s first novel, about a family that raises dragons for the political war machine.
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Maas, Sarah J. : A Court of Mist and Fury
(Bloomsbury 978-1619635197, $10.99, 656pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
Court of Thorns and Roses #2

(First edition: Bloomsbury, May 2016)

Young adult fantasy novel, second book in a series following A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015), about a 19-year-old huntress, Feyre, who is abducted to the world of immortal faeries.
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Niven, Larry, & Steven Barnes : The Seascape Tattoo
(Tor 978-0765378743, $8.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017

(First edition: Tor, June 2016)

Fantasy novel about a Swordsman and a Sorcerer in perpetual mortal combat.
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Ryan, Anthony : The Waking Fire
(Ace 978-1101987872, $18, 592pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 May 2017
The Draconis Memoria #1

(First edition: Ace, July 2016)

Fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a trading syndicate that deals in the blood of drakes, a species now weakening.
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