New Books : 18 July 2017

* Casper, Susan : Up the Rainbow: The Complete Short Fiction of Susan Casper
(Fantastic Books 978-1-5154-1027-0, $34.99, 452pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017

Collection of 24 stories first published from 1983 to 2003, with one story previously unpublished, by the author who died this past February. Michael Swanwick provides an introduction, Andy Duncan an afterword.
• The publisher’s site has this description with the table of contents and quotes from reviews. There’s also a trade paperback edition (978-1-5154-1028-7) for $19.99.
• Paul Di Filippo reviewed it for Locus Online: “It is a testament to the high regard in which she was held that this commemorative volume was so quickly assembled and issued.”

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* Demchuk, David : The Bone Mother
(ChiZine Publications 978-1-77148-421-3, 300pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781771484220

Fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about the last mythical creatures of Eastern Europe.
• ChiZine’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This extraordinary debut novel crosses borders and boundaries, stretching across continents and years in a series of interwoven stories and vignettes.”

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* Gerrard, David Burr : The Epiphany Machine
(Putnam 978-0-399-57543-3, $27, 418pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780399575440
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781524775735

Contemporary fantasy novel about a machine that tattoos personal revelations on its users’ forearms.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt.
Publishers Weekly gives it a starred review: “This is a wildly charming, morally serious bildungsroman with the rare potential to change the way readers think.”

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* Haspil, Michael F. : Graveyard Shift
(Tor 978-0765379627, $24.99, 352pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466869226

Urban fantasy novel, the author’s first novel, about two Miami vice cops, one a former pharaoh and mummy, the other a vampire born in ancient Rome.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.

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* Hudson, Gabe : Gork, the Teenage Dragon
(Knopf 978-0-375-41396-4, $24.95, 380pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 11 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781524732479

Humorous fantasy novel, the author’s first novel (following short story collection Dear Mr. President), about an adolescent dragon student at the WarWings Military Academy.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with an excerpt and blurbs from Dave Eggers, Gary Shteyngart, Ben Marcus, and others.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Hudson’s cleverly plotted and executed tale allows for a number of insights into the beastly adolescent behavior that can bedevil humans of all ages.”

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* Khanna, Rajan : Raining Fire
(Pyr 978-1-63388-273-7, $18, 271pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
Falling Sky #3

Post-apocalyptic SF novel, third in a series following Falling Sky (2014) and Rising Tide (2015), about survivors of a plague who live in airships.
• Pyr’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “…the airships, slavers, cannibalistic Ferals, and visceral action scenes make this a worthy culmination to the series.”

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* Levine, David D. : Arabella and the Battle of Venus
(Tor 978-0-7653-8282-5, $25.99, 416pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781466889507
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9781427291141
The Adventures of Arabella Ashby #2

Alternate history SF novel, second in a series following Andre Norton winner Arabella of Mars (2016), about a British colony on Mars a century after the first expedition there in the late 1600s.
• Macmillan’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “This interesting piece of speculative fiction draws on venerable imaginings of distant worlds while still feeling fresh and original, especially to the younger readers who are its most likely audience.”

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+ Taylor, Jodi : And the Rest Is History
(Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-906-1, $12.99, 376pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
The Chronicles of St. Mary’s #8

SF novel, eighth in a series that began with Just One Damned Thing After Another (June 2016), about time-traveling historians from St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research.
• The UK edition was published in in April.
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* Turtledove, Harry : Armistice
(Del Rey 978-0553390766, $28.99, 448pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 18 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780553390773
The Hot War #3

Alternate history novel, third in a trilogy following Bombs Away (2015) and Fallout (2016), set in the aftermath of World War II.
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