New in Paperback, June 2016

Fortune, Margaret : Nova
(DAW 978-0756410827, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Nova #1

(First edition: DAW, June 2015)

Young adult SF novel, the author’s first novel, about a young woman who realizes she is a genetically engineered time bomb.
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Green, Simon R. : From a Drood to a Kill
(Roc 978-0451414342, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Secret Histories #9

(First edition: Roc, June 2015)

Fantasy novel, ninth 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), Casino Infernale (2013), and Property of a Lady Faire (2014).
• Penguin’s site has this description.
• The tenth book in the series, DR. DOA, just appeared in hardcover.

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Harris, Joanne M. : The Gospel of Loki
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1481449472, $15.99, 288pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016

(First edition: UK: Gollancz, February 2014)

Fantasy novel about the rise and fall of the Norse gods, told from the persective of the trickster god Loki.
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Lackey, Mercedes : From a High Tower
(DAW 978-0756410834, $7.99, 336pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Elemental Masters #10

(First edition: DAW, June 2015)

Fantasy novel retelling of the story of Rapunzel.
• 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), Steadfast (2013), and Blood Red (2014).
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• The eleventh book in the series, A Study in Sable, just appeared in hardcover.

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Lawrence, Mark : The Liar’s Key
(Ace 978-0425268810, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 May 2016
The Red Queen’s War #2

(First edition: Ace, June 2015)

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Prince of Fools (2014), about a prince of the Broken Empire.
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• The third book in the series, The Wheel of Osheim, just appeared in hardcover.

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Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller : Dragon in Exile
(Baen 978-1476781679, $7.99, 544pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 24 May 2016
Liaden #18

(First edition: Baen, June 2015)

SF novel in the authors’ long-running Liaden Universe series, following Trade Secret (2013).
• Baen’s site has a description with links to several chapters.

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Miéville, China : Three Moments of an Explosion
(Ballantine Del Rey 978-1101884782, $16, 416pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016

(First edition: Ballantine Del Rey, August 2015)

Collection of 28 stories, 10 of them original to this book.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Miéville is as brilliant as ever in finding the necessary balance between narrative mode and unfettered invention.”
• The book is currently a finalist for this year’s Locus Awards.

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Milán, Victor : The Dinosaur Lords
(Tor 978-0765382115, $9.99, 608pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 May 2016
The Dinosaur Lords #1

(First edition: Tor, July 2015)

Fantasy novel about a world that mirrors 14th century Europe in which knights battle on dinosaurs rather than horses. This is the author’s first non tie-in novel in some 20 years.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The next book in the series, The Dinosaur Knights, is due in July.

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Ryan, Anthony : Queen of Fire
(Ace 978-0425265659, $18, 656pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
Raven’s Shadow #3

(First edition: Ace, July 2015)

Epic fantasy novel, third in a trilogy following Blood Song (2013) and Tower Lord (2014), about the Sixth Order, a band of warriors who defend their realm and its faith.
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Scalzi, John : The End of All Things
(Tor 978-0765376107, $8.99, 400pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 May 2016
Old Man’s War #6

(First edition: Tor, August 2015)

SF novel, sixth book in the series that began with Old Man’s War (2005) and most recently included The Human Division (20013), consisting of four connected novellas plus a 24-page alternate ending to one of them.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• Adrienne Martini reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Scalzi has become – both by his own design as well as by having some of it thrust upon him – a lightning rod for all of the political and social movements that are swirling around SF culture right now. So far, Scalzi’s ability to tell a pointedly sharp and compulsively readable story remains intact.”

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* Testa, Dom : The Galahad Archives, Book Two: Into Deep Space
(Tor Teen 978-0765383402, $16.99, 560pp, trade paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 14 Jun 2016
Galahad #2

Omnibus of young adult two novels, The Cassini Code (2010) and The Dark Zone (2011), third and fourth novels in a series of six, about a starship carrying 251 teenagers that escapes an Earth ravaged by a comet-borne virus.
• The first omnibus, The Galahad Archives, Book One: Leaving Earth, was published in February.
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Wendig, Chuck : Zer0es
(Harper Voyager 978-0062413178, $7.99, 496pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 31 May 2016

(First edition: Harper Voyager, August 2015)

Near-future SF novel about five hackers who are coerced into working for the US government.
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Wexler, Django : The Price of Valor
(Roc 978-0451418098, $7.99, 656pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 7 Jun 2016
The Shadow Campaigns #3

(First edition: Roc, July 2015)

Military fantasy novel, third in a series following The Thousand Names (2013) and The Shadow Throne (2014), about a colonial garrison trying to survive a rebellion.
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