New in Paperback, July 2015

Bear, Elizabeth : Steles of the Sky
(Tor 978-0765379658, $15.99, 432pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
The Eternal Sky #3

(First edition: Tor, April 2014)

Fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy following Range of Ghosts (2012) and Shattered Pillars (2013), set on a world resembling central Asia where various kingdoms engage in civil war.
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Bear, Greg : War Dogs
(Orbit 978-0316072823, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015
War Dogs #1

(First edition: Orbit, October 2014)

Near-future SF novel, first in a series, about an interstellar war whose alien protagonists have come to Earth and Mars.
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Bova, Ben : New Frontiers
(Tor 978-0765376503, $8.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015

(First edition: Tor, July 2014)

Collection of 14 previously published stories, with new introductions by the author.
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• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the book for Locus Online.

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* Brett, Peter V. : The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold
(Tachyon Publications 978-1616961978, $14.95, 192pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015

Omnibus of two volumes published earlier in hardcover by Subterranean Press: collection The Great Bazaar and Other Stories (2010) and novella Brayan’s Gold (2011).
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Cheney, J. Kathleen : The Seat of Magic
(Roc 978-0451417770, $7.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Golden City #2

(First edition: Roc, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following The Golden City (2013), about a spy for the magical sea folk who are banned from the Golden City.
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Goodkind, Terry : Severed Souls
(Tor 978-0765366214, $9.99, 640pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Richard and Kahlan #3

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following The Omen Machine (2011) and The Third Kingdom (2013), concerning two characters, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell, from the author’s popular “Sword of Truth” series.
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Kadrey, Richard : The Getaway God
(Harper Voyager 978-0062197627, $14.99, 416pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Jun 2015
Sandman Slim #6

(First edition: Harper Voyager, August 2014)

Urban fantasy thriller, sixth in a series following Sandman Slim (2009), Kill the Dead (2010), Aloha from Hell (2011), Devil Said Bang (2012), and Kill City Blues (2013), about James Stark, hit man from Hell.
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Kratman, Tom : The Rods and the Axe
(Baen 978-1476780740, $7.99, 688pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Carrera #6

(First edition: Baen, July 2014)

Military SF novel, sixth in a series following A Desert Called Peace (2007), Carnifex (2007), The Lotus Eaters (2010), The Amazon Legion (2011), and Come and Take Them (2013), about military leader Carrera and his battles against Islamic terrorists and other threats on the world of Terra Nova.
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Lackey, Mercedes, & James Mallory : The House of the Four Winds
(Tor 978-0765370532, $8.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
One Dozen Daughters #1

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

Fantasy novel, first of a series, about a royal family with one son and a dozen daughters, who must fend for their own futures.
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Mitchell, David : The Bone Clocks
(Random House 978-0812976823, $18, 656pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 16 Jun 2015

(First edition: Random House, September 2014)

Literary novel with SF and fantasy elements, following the life of a woman named Holly Sykes over the decades from the 1980s to 2043.
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Monk, Devon : Cold Copper
(Roc 978-0451418616, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Age of Steam #3

(First edition: Roc, July 2013)

Steampunk fantasy novel, third in a series following Dead Iron (2011) and Tin Swift (2012), about bounty hunter and werewolf Cedar Hunt in search of the Holder, a device that would open a door between this world to the realm of the Strange.
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Palmatier, Joshua : Shattering the Ley
(DAW 978-0756409913, $7.99, 560pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Erenthrall #1

(First edition: DAW, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, first in a series, about the magical city of Erenthrall, hub of a ley line system that links it to the rest of the world.
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Park, Paul : All Those Vanished Engines
(Tor 978-0765375414, $15.99, 272pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 21 Jul 2015

(First edition: Tor, July 2014)

SF novel in three parts, each set in its own alternate-history universe.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Closer in form to Borges than to Wells, All Those Vanished Engines is not so much a return to science fiction as an effort, maddening and brilliant by turns, to re-invent it as a way of understanding our own tangled histories.

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Rice, Anne : Prince Lestat
(Random House/Anchor 978-0345803658, $15.95, 608pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
The Vampire Chronicles #14

(First edition: Random House/Knopf, October 2014)

Vampire novel, the first new book in the author’s Vampire Chronicles series since Blood Canticle in 2003.
• The book has two appendices describing the characters and the earlier books.
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Ringo, John : Islands of Rage & Hope
(Baen 978-1476780436, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Black Tide Rising #3

(First edition: Baen, August 2014)

SF/horror novel, third in a series following Under a Graveyard Sky (2013) and To Sail a Darkling Sea (2014), about a zombie apocalypse brought about by an airborne plague.
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Stross, Charles : The Rhesus Chart
(Ace 978-0425256565, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015
Laundry Files #5

(First edition: Ace, July 2014)

Fantasy novel, fifth in the author’s “Laundry Files” sequence following The Atrocity Archives (2004), The Jennifer Morgue (2006), The Fuller Memorandum (2010), and The Apocalypose Codex (2012), about British secret service agent Bob Howard battling Lovecraftian horrors.
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Turtledove, Harry : Last Orders
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-0345524720, $18, 416pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
The War That Came Early #6

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, July 2014)

Alternate history novel, sixth in a series following Hitler’s War (2009), West and East (2010), The Big Switch (2011), Coup d’Etat (2012), and Two Fronts (2013), about an alternate World War II that followed when Neville Chamberlain stood up to Hitler rather than appeased him with the Munich Accord.
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Valentine, Genevieve : The Girls at the Kingfisher Club
(Simon & Schuster/Washington Square Press 978-1476739090, $15, 288pp, trade paperback, June 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 30 Jun 2015

(First edition: Atria, June 2014)

Associational novel set in Jazz Age Manhattan, about the eldest of 12 daughters who helps them sneak out of their father’s townhouse at night to visit speakeasies. It’s based on the Brothers Grimm story “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”.
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