New Books : 6 June 2017

* Afsharirad, David, ed. : The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Volume 3
(Baen 978-1-4814-8268-4, $16, 336pp, trade paperback, June 2017, cover art Bobrowski)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-582-3

Anthology of 15 stories first published in 2016, third in a series following The Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera (2015) and The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015 (2016).
• Authors include David Drake, Adam Roberts, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, and Paul Di Filippo.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Chandler, Randy, & Cheryl Mullenax, eds. : Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2
(Comet Press 978-1936964628, $15.99, 345pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017

Anthology of 22 stories first publihsed in 2016.
• Authors include Michael A. Arnzen, Tim Waggoner, Andrew Darlington, and Stephanie M. Wytovich.
• The publisher’s site has the table of contents.
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* Conroy, Robert, & J. R. Dunn : The Day After Gettysburgh
(Baen 978-1-4814-8251-6, $25, 368pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-580-9

Alternate history novel in which General Robert E. Lee, instead of surrendering, mounts a counterattack.
• The book was completed by Dunn following Conroy’s death in December 2014.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The novel too strictly follows Conroy’s usual formulas, including a romance between the hero and an affluent heroine, but fans will be pleased that Dunn’s work also matches Conroy’s high standards for writing style, solid plotting, and frenetic battle scenes.”

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+ de Castell, Sebastien : Tyrant’s Throne
(Quercus/Jo Fletcher 978-1681441955, $26.99, 400pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
The Greatcoats #4

Fantasy novel, fourth in a series following Traitor’s Blade (2014), Knight’s Shadow (2015), and Saint’s Blood (2016), about a troupe of travelling Magisters reviled for having failed to prevent the overthrow of their king.
• The UK edition was published April 20th; Quercus’ site has this description.

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* DuBois, Brendan : Red Vengeance
(Baen 978-1-4814-8249-3, $16, 320pp, trade paperback, June 2017, cover art David Seeley)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-581-6
Dark Victory #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Dark Victory (2016), about about a group of teenagers following the invasion of Earth by alien Creepers.
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* Gilligan, ElizaBeth : Sovereign Silk
(DAW 978-0756402587, $7.99, 528pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756413132
Silken Magic #3

Historical fantasy novel, third in a series following Magic’s Silken Snare (2003) and The Silken Shroud (2004), set in an alternate Renaissance Italy.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Green, Simon R. : Moonbreaker
(Ace 978-0451476951, $27, 336pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698407435
Secret Histories #11

Fantasy novel, eleventh 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), Property of a Lady Faire (2014), From a Drood to a Kill (2015), and Dr. DOA (2016).
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.

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* Huff, Tanya : A Peace Divided
(DAW 978-0-7564-1150-3, $26, 384pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756411527
Peacekeeper #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following An Ancient Peace (2015), about ex-Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr.
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* Jensen, Danielle L. : The Broken Ones
(Angry Robot 978-0857666970, $9.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666987
UK edition: 9780857666963 (Thu 1 Jun 2017)
Malediction Trilogy #0

Young adult fantasy novel, prequel to the trilogy Stolen Songbird (2014), Hidden Huntress (2015), and Warrior Witch (2016).
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* Jeter, K. W. : Grim Expectations
(Angry Robot 978-0857666918, $9.99, 352pp, trade paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666925
UK edition: 9780857666901 (Thu 1 Jun 2017)
George Dower #3

Steampunk novel, third in a trilogy following Infernal Devices (1987) and Fiendish Schemes (2013).
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
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• Paul Di Filippo reviewed the second volume in 2013 for Locus Online: “Jeter’s sequel proves well worth the wait, and sets a new high bar for that ever-evolving style of speculative fiction whose Frankensteinian form he first galvanically jolted into life.”

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* Kadrey, Richard : The Kill Society
(Harper Voyager 978-0062474148, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062474186
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062675873
Sandman Slim #9

Urban fantasy thriller, ninth in a series following Sandman Slim (2009), Kill the Dead (2010), Aloha from Hell (2011), Devil Said Bang (2012), Kill City Blues (2013), The Getaway God (2014), Killing Pretty (2015), and The Perdition Score (2016), about James Stark, hit man from Hell.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a sample.

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* Korpon, Nik : The Rebellion’s Last Traitor
(Angry Robot 978-0857666567, $7.99, 352pp, mass market paperback, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666574
UK edition: 9780857666550 (Thu 1 Jun 2017)

SF novel about a man seeking the truth about his wife and child in a future dystopian world where memory is a commodity.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.
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* Robinson, Frank M. : Not So Good a Gay Man
(Tor 978-0765382092, $26.99, 320pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466885769

Memoir by the author, screenwriter, and activist, who lived from 1926 to 2014.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Kirkus review concludes, “Vivid and detailed, Robinson’s story is an engaging recollection of the golden age of pulp fiction interwoven with the story of a man’s successful struggle to accept himself. Fascinating reading, especially for fans of 20th-century science fiction.”

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* Tolkien, J. R.R. : Beren and Lúthien
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-1-328-79182-5, $30, 288pp, hardcover, May 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781328784865

New edition of a story from Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, edited by Christopher Tolkien and with illustrations by Alan Lee.
• Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s sie has this description with a Google previews.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “The prose isn’t always the elder Tolkien’s most polished, but the story works as a stand-alone tale. Those who have encountered it before will find that Christopher enhances their appreciation of it through his accessible illumination of how it evolved over the years.”

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* Valente, Catherynne M. : The Refrigerator Monologues
(Simon & Schuster/Saga Press 978-1-4814-5934-1, $19.99, 160pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781481459365

Collection of linked fantasy stories about the girlfriends and wives of superheroes, with illustrations by Annie Wu.
• Simon & Schuster’s site has this description with a Google preview.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review by Gwenda Bond: “Bestseller Valente’s dazzling new story cycle creates its own comic book universe, complete with the gorgeously wrought prose pyrotechnics that readers have come to expect from her. … This is Valente at her sharpest and most pointed, ably assisted by illustrations from comics artist Annie Wu.”

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* Wells, Dan : Nothing Left to Lose
(Tor 978-0765380708, $27.99, 336pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466874992
John Cleaver #6

Horror novel, sixth in a series about a 17-year-old sociopath, following I Don’t Want to Kill You (2011), The Devil’s Only Friend (2015), and Over Your Dead Body (2016).
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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