New in Paperback, June 2015

Bear, Greg, & Gardner Dozois, eds. : Multiverse: Exploring the Worlds of Poul Anderson
(Baen 978-1476780597, $15, 400pp, trade paperback, June 2015, cover art Bob Eggleton)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015

(First edition: Subterranean Press, April 2014)

Anthology of 13 original stories based on the works of Poul Anderson.
• Authors include Nancy Kress, Stephen Baxter, Terry Brooks, Robert Silverberg, David Brin, Larry Niven, and Gregory Benford.
• Baen’s site has the table of contents and a description.
• Rich Horton reviewed the book last year in Locus Magazine, especially recommending the story by David Brin.

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Coe, David B. : Spell Blind
(Baen 978-1476780825, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 May 2015
Case Files of Justis Fearsson #1

(First edition: Baen, January 2015)

Urban fantasy novel, first in a new series, about an Arizona private detective who uses magic in his hunt for a serial killer.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Daniel, Tony, & David Drake : The Savior
(Baen 978-1476780757, $7.99, 576pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 May 2015
The General #10

(First edition: Baen, September 2014)

SF novel set on the planet Duisenberg, where an Egyptian-like culture has developed and a young hero tries to lead the planet out of the galactic dark ages.
• It’s the tenth book, following The Heretic (2013), in a series called The General written by S.M. Stirling and others from outlines by Drake (according to Wikipedia).
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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de Castell, Sebastien : Traitor’s Blade
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher US 978-1623654009, $14.99, 300pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015
The Greatcoats #1

(First edition: UK: Quercus/Jo Fletcher, March 2014)

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel and first of a series, about a troupe of travelling Magisters now reviled for having failed to prevent the overthrow of their king.
• Quercus’ site has this description of the UK edition, published in March 2014.
• Tor.com has an excerpt.

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Flint, Eric, & Charles E. Gannon : 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies
(Baen 978-1476780603, $8.99, 880pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 May 2015
Ring of Fire #21

(First edition: Baen, June 2014)

Alternate history novel in the “Ring of Fire” series that began with Flint’s 1632 (2000), concerning 17th century European history as affected by West Virginians from the 20th century.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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Green, Simon R. : Property of a Lady Faire
(Roc 978-0451414328, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015
Secret Histories #8

(First edition: Roc, June 2014)

Fantasy novel, eighth 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), and Casino Infernale (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Herbert, Brian, & Kevin J. Anderson : Hellhole Inferno
(Tor 978-0765362605, $8.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015
Hellhole #3

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

Military SF novel, third book in a trilogy following Hellhole (2011) and Hellhole Awakening (2013), about desperate colonists on a ravaged planet.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Lackey, Mercedes : Blood Red
(DAW 978-0756409852, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015
Elemental Masters #9

(First edition: DAW, June 2014)

Fantasy novel about Rosa, a mage in the Schwarzwald forest of 19th-century Germany.
• It’s the ninth book in the Elemental Masters series, following Fire Rose, Gates of Sleep, Serpent’s Shadow, Phoenix and Ashes, The Wizard of London, Reserved for the Cat, Unnatural Issue (2011), Elemental Magic (2012), and Steadfast (2013).
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Lawrence, Mark : Prince of Fools
(Ace 978-0425268797, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 May 2015
The Red Queen’s War #1

(First edition: Ace, June 2014)

Fantasy novel, first in a new series set in the Broken Empire, about a prince, 10th in the line for the throne, who is sent on a deadly mission by his grandmother, the Red Queen.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Mandel, Emily St. John : Station Eleven
(Vintage 978-0804172448, $15.95, 352pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015

(First edition: Knopf, September 2014)

Post-apocalyptic SF novel about a troup of actors in the year after a pandemic destroyed civilization.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The novel won this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award.
• The author’s bio stresses that “St. John’s my middle name. The books go under M.”

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Miller, Karen : The Falcon Throne
(Orbit 978-0316120104, $16, 720pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 9 Jun 2015
Tarnished Crown #1

(First edition: Orbit, September 2014)

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, about strife within a divided kingdom.
• Hachette’s site has this description with a preview function.

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Reynolds, Alastair : On the Steel Breeze
(Ace 978-0425256336, $8.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 26 May 2015
Poseidon’s Children #2

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, September 2013)

SF novel, second in a trilogy following Blue Remembered Earth (2012), about mankind’s expansion into the universe on generation ships.
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• Wikipedia has this summary.
• Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides previews.

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Ryan, Anthony : Tower Lord
(Ace 978-0425265635, $18, 624pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015
Raven’s Shadow #2

(First edition: Ace, July 2014)

Epic fantasy novel, second in a series following Blood Song (2013), about the Sixth Order, a band of warriors who defend their realm and its faith.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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Watts, Peter : Echopraxia
(Tor 978-0765328038, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jun 2015

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

SF novel, sequel to the author’s acclaimed Blindsight (2006).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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Wexler, Django : The Shadow Throne
(Roc 978-0451418074, $7.99, 624pp, mass market paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Jun 2015
Shadow Campaigns #2

(First edition: Roc, July 2014)

Military fantasy novel, second of a series following The Thousand Names (2013), about a colonial garrison trying to survive a rebellion.
• Penguin’s site has this description.

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