Black, J. Patrick : Ninth City Burning
(Ace 978-1101991466, $16, 544pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017

(First edition: Ace, September 2016)

SF novel, the author’s first novel, set 500 years after aliens have devastated Earth with universe-altering weapons called thelemity.
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Durbin, Frederic S. : A Green and Ancient Light
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481442237, $15.99, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017

Fantasy novel about a boy staying with his grandmother in a village threatened by war.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description.

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Levine, David D. : Arabella of Mars
(Tor 978-0765394750, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 May 2017
The Adventures of Arabella Ashby #1

(First edition: Tor, July 2016)

SF novel, the author’s first novel and first book in a series, about a British colony on Mars a century after the first expedition there in the late 1600s.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The book just won this year’s Andre Norton Award.

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Martinez, Michael J. : MJ-12: Inception
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1597808996, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Majestic-12 #1

(First edition: Night Shade Books, September 2016)

Military fantasy novel, first in a series, about superhuman “variants” discovered at the end of World War II and controlled by a secret government program in Nevada.
• Night Shade’s site has this description with blurbs from Harry Turtledove, Beth Cato, and others.

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Milán, Victor : The Dinosaur Knights
(Tor 978-0765382122, $9.99, 624pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 May 2017
The Dinosaur Lords #2

(First edition: Tor, July 2016)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Dinosaur Lords (June 2016), about a world that mirrors 14th century Europe in which knights battle on dinosaurs rather than horses.
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Samatar, Sofia : The Winged Histories
(Small Beer Press 978-1618731371, $16, 337pp, trade paperback, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 May 2017

(First edition: Small Beer Press, March 2016)

Fantasy novel, companion to the author’s first novel A Stranger in Olondria, winner of the World Fantasy and Crawford awards, about four women caught up on opposing sides of a rebellion.
• Small Beer’s site has this description with a link to an excerpt at Tor.com.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed the book in the March issue of Locus Magazine, comparing it to the earlier novel: “…some may initially find it a more difficult novel, but it is one that rewards patience.”
• The book is currently a finalist for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

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