New in Paperback, July 2016

Bear, Greg : Killing Titan
(Orbit 9780316223980, $15.99, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
War Dogs #2

(First edition: Orbit, October 2015)

Near-future SF novel, second in a series following War Dogs (2014), about an interstellar war whose alien protagonists have come to Earth and Mars.
• Hachette’s site has a description.

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Beaulieu, Bradley P. : Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
(DAW 978-0756412586, $18, 592pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
The Song of Shattered Sands #1

Fantasy novel, first book in a new series, set in a great desert city rules by twelve immortal kings.
• Penguin’s site has this description with blurbs from Robin Hobb, Glen Cook, and many others.
• The next book in the series, Of Sand and Malice Made, is due in September.

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Blake, E. C. : Faces
(DAW 978-0756409401, $7.99, 368pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
The Masks of Aygrima #3

(First edition: DAW, July 2015)

Fantasy novel, third in a series following Masks (2013) and Shadows (2014), in which the Autarchy of Aygrima has been cut off from its overseas trading partners.
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Butcher, Jim : The Aeronaut’s Windlass
(Roc 978-0451466815, $9.99, 768pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
The Cinder Spires #1

(First edition: Roc, September 2015)

Steampunk fantasy novel, first in a new series, about a world where humanity is protected by aristocratics living in miles-high spires.
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• The novel is currently a Hugo Award finalist.

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Chambers, Becky : The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
(Harper Voyager 978-0062444134, $15, 464pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
Wayfarers #1

(First edition: HarperVoyager, July 2015)

Humorous space opera novel, first of a series, about a young woman who joins the crew of an aging starship.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
• The book was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke, British Fantasy, and Kitchies awards.

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Cho, Zen : Sorcerer to the Crown
(Ace 978-0425283400, $15, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Sorcerer Royal #1

(First edition: Ace, September 2015)

Fantasy novel, first book in a series and the author’s first novel, about the Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, an organization that has let England’s magical proficiency to slowly dry up.
• Penguin’s site has this description with a preview funtion.
• Gary K. Wolfe reviewed it last year in Locus Magazine: “Despite its shrewd handling of heavy topics of race and gender, Sorcerer to the Crown – apparently the first in a trilogy – never quite explores the darker side of magic that lends power in, say, the works of Susanna Clarke or Tim Powers, and the tone is sharply witty throughout – closer, perhaps, to Pratchett or Wodehouse than to Jane Austen.”

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Forstchen, William R. : One Year After
(Forge 978-0765376718, $9.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 18 Jun 2016

(First edition: Forge, September 2015)

SF thriller, sequel to One Second After (2009), about the effects on the US of EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) weapons.
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Gratz, Alan : The Dragon Lantern
(Tor/Starscape 978-0765338266, $9.99, 336pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016
League of Seven #2

(First edition: Tor/Starscape, June 2015)

Middle-grade steampunk adventure novel, second in a series following The League of Seven (2014), set in an alternate 1875 America. Illustrations are by Brett Helquist.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The third book, The Monster War, was just published in hardcover.

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Greenwood, Ed : The Iron Assassin
(Tor 978-0765338471, $15, 320pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016

(First edition: Tor, June 2015)

Alternate history steampunk novel set in a non-Victorian London, about an inventor who creates a clockwork-enhanced corpse he calls the ‘Iron Assassin’.
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Maguire, Gregory : After Alice
(Harpercollins/Morrow 978-0060859749, $15.99, 304pp, trade paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 5 Jul 2016

(First edition: HarperCollins/Morrow, October 2015)

Fantasy novel in which Alice’s friend Ada also tumbles down the rabbit-hole.
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Martinez, Michael J. : The Venusian Gambit
(Skyhorse/Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-860-6, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, July 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 12 Jul 2016
Daedalus #3

(First edition: Skyhorse/Night Shade, May 2015)

SF/fantasy novel, third in a series following The Daedalus Incident (2013) and The Enceladus Crisis (2014), about a 22nd century manned mission across a solar system where a transdimensional rift links to 19th-century Earth.
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Stross, Charles : The Annihilation Score
(Ace 978-0425281185, $7.99, 416pp, mass market paperback, June 2016)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 28 Jun 2016
Laundry Files #6

(First edition: Ace, July 2015)

Fantasy novel, sixth in the author’s “Laundry Files” sequence following The Atrocity Archives (2004), The Jennifer Morgue (2006), The Fuller Memorandum (2010), The Apocalypose Codex (2012), and The Rhesus Chart (2014), about British secret service agent Bob Howard battling Lovecraftian horrors.
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