New in Paperback, August 2015

Baxter, Stephen : Proxima
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451467713, $7.99, 512pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, September 2013)

SF novel, first of a duology, about a 27th century colonization of a planet circling Proxima Centauri.
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• The second volume of the duology, Ultima, was published by Roc on August 4, 2015.

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Gould, Steven : Exo
(Tor 978-0765370723, $8.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Jumper #5

(First edition: Tor, September 2014)

SF novel, latest in a series following Jumper (1992), Reflex (2004), prequel Jumper: Griffin’s Story (2007), and Impulse (2013), about a teenager who can teleport.
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Richardson, Kat : Revenant
(Penguin/Roc 978-0451468369, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Greywalker #9

(First edition: Roc, August 2014)

Urban fantasy novel, ninth and final book in the series following Greywalker (2006), Poltergeist (2007), Underground (2008), Vanished (2009), Labyrinth (2010), Downpour (2011), Seawitch (2012), and Possession (2013), about a private investigator who died for two minutes and recovered with the ability to perceive the paranormal realm.
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Sargent, Pamela : Seed Seeker
(Tor 978-0765375858, $10.99, 288pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015
Seed #3

(First edition: Tor, November 2010)

SF novel, sequel to Earthseed (1983) and Farseed (2007), set on a planet called Home where the human settlers have split into two cultures. In this book Ship, the starship that brought settlers to the planet, returns.
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Scalzi, John : Lock In
(Tor 978-0765381323, $8.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Aug 2015

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

Near-future SF novel, a departure from Scalzi’s space opera novels, about a virus that leaves survivors trapped within bodies they can experience but from which they cannot respond.
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• The book was a finalist for this year’s Campbell and Locus awards.

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Swenson, Patrick : The Ultra Thin Man
(Tor 978-0765336958, $16.99, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jul 2015

(First edition: Tor, August 2014)

SF novel, the first novel by the editor of Talebones magazine, about intelligence operatives in a 22nd interstellar culture pursuing terrorists who crashed the moon Coral into its home planet Ribon.
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Taylor, Laini : Dreams of Gods & Monsters
(Little, Brown 978-0316134040, $12.99, 640pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jul 2015
Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3

(First edition: Little, Brown, April 2014)

Young adult fantasy novel, conclusion of a trilogy followingDaughter of Smoke & Bone (2011) and Days of Blood & Starlight (2012), about a 17-year-old art student in Prague whose encounter with an angel reveals the mysteries of her family.
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Tepper, Sheri S. : Fish Tails
(Harper Voyager Us 978-0062304599, $16.99, 720pp, trade paperback, July 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jul 2015

(First edition: Harper Voyager, October 2014)

SF novels that brings together storylines and characters from several earlier novels, from King’s Blood Four (1983) to The Waters Rising (2010).
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Weeks, Brent : The Broken Eye
(Orbit 978-0316058964, $16.99, 864pp, trade paperback, August 2015)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Aug 2015
Lightbringer #3

(First edition: Orbit, August 2014)

Fantasy novel, third of a trilogy following The Black Prism (2010) and The Blinding Knife (2012).
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