New UK Books, July

* Fforde, Jasper : The Woman Who Died a Lot
(UK: Hodder & Stoughton 978-0340963111, £16.99, 400pp, hardcover, July 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 Jul 2012
BookWorld/Thursday Next #7

Fantasy novel, seventh about literary detective Thursday Next following The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten (2004), First Among Sequels (2007), and One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (2011).
• The publisher’s site has this description with quotes from reviews and a link to a PDF extract.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview, including several mock-ads at the end.

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* Harrison, M. John : Empty Space
(UK: Gollancz 978-0575096301, £20, 320pp, hardcover, July 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 19 Jul 2012
Kefahuchi Tract #3

SF novel, subtitled “A Haunting”, third in a trilogy following Light (winner of a James Tiptree, Jr. Award) and Nova Swing (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick awards).
• This book concerns a huge alien artifact inhabited by a woman who’s waited 10,000 years to speak.
• Gollancz’s site has this description.
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* Heitz, Markus : The Fate of the Dwarves
(UK: Orbit 978-1841499369, £9.99, 752pp, trade paperback, July 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 5 Jul 2012
Dwarves #4?

Fantasy novel, first published in German in 2008 and translated by Sheelagh Alabaster, fourth in a series following The Dwarves (2009), The War of the Dwarves (2010), and Revenge of the Dwarves (2011).
• Orbit’s site has the prologue. Parent publisher Little, Brown (UK) has this page.
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* Newton, Mark Charan : The Broken Isles
(UK: Tor 978-0230750074, $16.99, 400pp, hardcover, July 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 5 Jul 2012
Legends of the Red Sun #4

Epic fantasy novel, fourth in a series following the author’s first novel Nights in Villjamur (2009), City of Ruin (2010), and The Book of Transformations (2011), set in a fortress city facing an ice age.
• The author’s site has a description.
• Parent publisher Pan Macmillan also has description.
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* Roberts, Adam : Jack Glass
(UK: Gollancz 978-0575127623, £14.99, 384pp, hardcover, July 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 26 Jul 2012

SF crime novel about a murderer and how he came to commit three murders.
• Gollancz’s site has this description, which calls it “Golden Age SF meets Golden Age Crime”.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides a preview. The book has three sections, “In the Box”, “The FTL Murders”, and “The Impossible Gun”, followed by a glossary.
• Paul Di Filippo will review the book for Locus Online in August.

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* Silverwood, Sarah : The London Stone
(UK: Indigo 978-1780620671, £9.99, 320pp, trade paperback, July 2012)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 12 Jul 2012
Nowhere Chronicles #3

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Double-edged Sword (2010) and The Traitor’s Gate (2011).
• Like Gollancz, Indigo is an imprint of Orion Books, whose site has this description.
• The author is Sarah Pinborough, writing as Sarah Silverwood.
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