* Anderson, Taylor : Devil’s Due
(Ace 978-0451470652, $27, 496pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698162983
Destroyermen #12

Alternate history SF novel, twelfth in the “Destroyermen” series following Into the Storm, Crusade, Maelstrom, Distant Thunders, Rising Tides, Firestorm, Iron Gray Sea (2012), Storm Surge (2013), Deadly Shores (2014), Straits of Hell (2015), and Blood in the Water (2016), 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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* Brooks, Terry : The Black Elfstone
(Del Rey 978-0-553-39148-0, $28, 336pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553391497
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524779368
The Fall of Shannara #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a planned four-book conclusion to the Shannara series.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review says the book “works best for readers at opposite poles: series devotees who are conversant with the lengthy backstory, and newcomers who can focus on the three major plot threads.”

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* Cooper, Brenda : Wilders
(Pyr 978-1-63388-265-2, $18, 350pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Project Earth #1

SF novel, first in a series, about a woman searching for her sister in a near-future world recovering from ecological near-disaster.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “The science fiction elements—including ecobots, domed cities, and artificial reality glasses—are believable and intriguing, and readers will be drawn into the dystopian depiction of the Outside and the various factions double-crossing each other for money and power.”

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* Corlett, Anne : The Space Between the Stars
(Berkley 978-0399585111, $26, 368pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780399585128
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524779306

SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a woman who believes herself one of the last survivors of humanity after a virus wipes out everyone on Earth.
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* Drayden, Nicky : The Prey of Gods
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-249303-3 , $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062493040

SF/fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, set in a future South Africa of personal robots and demigods.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “There’s a lot to take in as the various plot threads interweave and converge toward a surprising climax, but Drayden balances the genre elements skillfully, creating a world where genetic manipulation, sentient robots, and folkloric origin stories can coexist plausibly, if not peacefully.”

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* Egan, Catherine : Julia Defiant
(Knopf 978-0553533354, $17.99, 464pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553533378
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781101917183
The Witch’s Child #2

Young adult fantasy novel, second in a trilogy following Julia Vanishes (2016), about the search for a witch.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gave the first book a starred review: “Egan’s debut novel sparkles with storytelling that skillfully blends elements of steampunk, fantasy, adventure, and magic.”

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* Johnston, Michael : Soleri
(Tor 978-0-7653-8648-9, $27.99, 368pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765386496
Soleri #1

Epic fantasy novel, first in a series, and apparently the author’s first solo novel after several collaborations with Melissa De La Cruz, inspired by ancient Egyptian history and King Lear.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review begins, “The political is personal in this elaborate opening segment of a high fantasy series that entwines family quarrels with imperial ambitions.”

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* Lavalle, Victor : The Changeling
(Spiegel & Grau 978-0-8129-9594-7, $28, 448pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780812995954
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524722555

Fantasy novel about a man whose father disappeared, now facing the disappearance of his wife and infant boy.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “LaValle makes occasionally strained efforts to weave contemporary concerns—helicopter parenting, online oversharing, and Internet trolls—into this elemental fabric. Nonetheless, the novel works best when immersed in the violent, unpredictable realm of dark fairy tales…”

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* Lee, Yoon Ha : Raven Stratagem
(Solaris 978-1-78108-537-0, $9.99, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
The Machineries of Empire #2

Space opera SF novel, sequel to Ninefox Gambit (2016), about a Hexarchate military captain who is possessed by a traitorous general to fight the invading Hafn.
• Solaris’ site has this description with links to reviews.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “a satisfying mixture of interstellar battles, politics, intrigue, and arcane technology.”
• Liz Bourke reviews it in the June issue of Locus Magazine: “Lee deepens here his interrogation of the themes that came so strongly to the surface of Ninefox Gambit: loyalty and trust, free will and self-determination, the personal costs involved in doing a right thing, and the problems of empire. Raven Stratagem offers an argument rather than an answer, and is more effective for it.”

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* McGuire, Seanan : Down Among the Sticks and Bones
(Tor.com 978-0-7653-9203-9, $17.99, 192pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780765392046
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427287007
Wayward Children #2

Short fantasy novel, standalone prequel to Every Heart a Doorway (2016).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “McGuire’s exquisitely written fairy tale is about the choices that can alter the course of a life forever, lost innocence, and what it is to love and be loved.”

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* Saintcrow, Lilith : Cormorant Run
(Orbit 978-0-316-27796-9, $15.99, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780316277938
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781478916031

Post-apocalyptic SF novel about mysterious Rifts that appeared on Earth and killed everyone caught inside.
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• The Publishers Weekly review comments, “Saintcrow’s skill at intermingling moments of action, thoughtfulness, and outright horror ensures a thrilling lack of equilibrium.”

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* Schenck, Bradley W. : Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom
(Tor 978-0765383297, $25.99, 384pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466891227

Illustrated SF novel, subtitled “A Novel of Retropolis,” inspired by the 1939 World’s Fair.
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* Schwab, Victoria : Our Dark Duet
(HarperCollins/Greenwillow 978-0-06-238088-3, $17.99, 528pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062380906
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062683342
Monsters of Verity #2

Dark fantasy novel, second book of a duology following This Savage Song (2016), about two young people in a city overrun with monsters.
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* Smith, Lindsay, & Max Gladstone : The Witch Who Came in From the Cold
(Saga Press 978-1481485609, $21.99, 624pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017

Print edition of an alternate history online serial novel, created by Linday Smith and Max Gladstone, and written by the creators, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ian Tregillis, and Michael Swanwick.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “As in a TV drama, each episode has a satisfying and relatively complete arc that helps build upon an overarching story. The installments are easy to read one at a time, but the tangles of alliances, secrets, and shocking double-crosses will have readers up all night mumbling, ‘Just one more.’ “

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* Stephenson, Neal, & Nicole Galland : The Rise and Fall of D. O. D. O.
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-266951-3, $35, 768pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062409171
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062676986

SF/fantasy thriller about a Harvard linguist and a mysterious government agency who discover that magic used to work, before the Age of Enlightenment, and so a Department of Diachronic Operations is created to bring magic back.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Quantum physics, witchcraft, and multiple groups with conflicting agendas, playfully mixed with vernacular from several centuries and a dizzying number of acronyms, create a fascinating experiment in speculation and metafiction that never loses sight of the human foibles and affections of its cast.”

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