New Books : 4 July 2017

* Aaronovitch, Ben : The Furthest Station
(Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-833-9, $40, 144pp, hardcover, June 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 30 Jun 2017
Rivers of London #7

Urban fantasy novella in the author’s Rivers of London series, about ghosts in the London Underground.
• Subterranean’s site has this description with an excerpt.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls the book “an excellent entry point to the Peter Grant series for newcomers who like their urban fantasies rendered with a light touch.”

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* Boop, David, ed. : Straight Outta Tombstone
(Baen 978-1-4814-8269-1, $16, 272pp, trade paperback, July 2017, cover art Dominic Harman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-599-1

Anthology of 17 original stories set in the American Old West.
• Authors include Larry Corriea, Phil Foglio, Sarah A. Hoyt, Alan Dean Foster, and Jim Butcher.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Durst, Sarah Beth : The Reluctant Queen
(Harper Voyager 978-0-06-241335-2, $19.99, 368pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780062413376
Audiobook ISBN [link to Amazon]: 9780062681638
The Queens of Renthia #2

Epic fantasy novel, second in a series following The Queen of Blood (2016), about spirits in the land of Renthia who want to rid their world of humans.
• HarperCollins’ site has this description with a preview function.
Publishers Weekly gives it, as it did the previous book a starred review: “Durst throws a lot of balls in the air but manages to juggle them deftly now that her world’s well established and she can focus on the large cast.”

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* Kuhn, Sarah : Heroine Worship
(DAW 978-0-7564-1326-2, $15, 384pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698197794
Heroine Complex #2

Fantasy novel, second in a series following Heroine Complex (2016), about Asian American superheroines, set in San Francisco beset by demons.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview.
• The Publishers Weekly review calls it a “roller-coaster romantic urban fantasy.”

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* Leigh, Stephen : A Fading Sun
(DAW 978-0-7564-1121-3, $16, 352pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780698406995
The Sunpath Cycle #1

Paranormal fantasy novel, first in a series, about a woman who can see the dead.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview functions.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Leigh skillfully weaves together a comprehensive and rich mythology, intricate fight sequences, and a mother’s all-consuming revenge. The story holds few surprises, but the engaging characters will draw in readers.”

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* Parker, K. J. : Mightier than the Sword
(Subterranean Press 978-1-596-06817-9, $40, 136pp, hardcover, June 2017, cover art Vincent Chong)
Nominal Publication Date: Fri 30 Jun 2017

Fantasy novella about an Empress’s nephew sent to deal with pirates attacking the realm’s monasteries.
• Subterranean’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Parker’s mastery of tangled webs and deceptive appearances is in full force here, and readers will savor his usual sly style.”
• Paul Di Filippo just reviewed it for Locus Online: “Certainly this delightful frolic, composed of dark and light segments in equal measure, is a prime candidate for anyone’s box of literary treasures.”

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* Posey, Jay : Sungrazer
(Angry Robot 978-0857666949, $7.99, 448pp, mass market paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666956
UK edition: 9780857666932 (Thu 6 Jul 2017)
Outriders #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following Outriders (2106), about super-soldiers in cloned bodies fighting a cold war between Earth and Mars.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description.

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* Price, Kalayna : Grave Ransom
(Ace 978-0451416582, $7.99, 384pp, mass market paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9781101595091
Alex Craft #5

Urban fantasy novel, fifth in a series following Grave Witch (2010), Grave Dance (2011), Grave Memory (2012), and Grave Visions (2016), about Alex Craft, a police consultant who can communicate with the dead.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.

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* Snodgrass, Melinda : In Evil Times
(Titan 978-1783295845, $14.95, 356pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Imperials Saga #2

Military SF novel, second in a series following The High Ground (2016), about two friends who have graduated the academy and become posted on battleships light years apart.
• Titan’s site has this description.
Publishers Weekly said of the first book, “Snodgrass’s worldbuilding has several creative touches: intriguing alien races, English and Spanish as the common languages of the Solar League, and the origin of the upper echelons of the nobility, known pointedly as the Fortune Five Hundred.”

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* Taylor, Travis S., & Jody Lynn Nye : Moon Beam
(Baen 978-1-4814-8252-3, $18.99, 320pp, hardcover, July 2017, cover art Dominic Harman)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-1-62579-598-4

Middle grade SF novel about a 16-year-old girl who wins a contest to help build a radar telescope on the far side of the moon.
• Baen’s site has this description with links to several chapters.

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* Wagner, Wendy N. : An Oath of Dogs
(Angry Robot 978-0857666673, $7.99, 432pp, mass market paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780857666680
UK edition: 9780857666666 (Thu 6 Jul 2017)

SF novel about a new employee on a forest world inhabited by intelligent dogs. It’s the author’s first original novel after two Pathfinder tie-ins.
• Angry Robot’s site has this description with a blurb by Fran Wilde.
• Liz Bourke reviews the book in the July issue of Locus Magazine: “Wagner’s prose is easy to read, her setting is interestingly full of weird plant life, and her characters rather lively. An Oath of Dogs is an entertaining and enjoyable, if an uneven and at times frustrating, read.”

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* Wells, Martha : The Harbors of the Sun
(Night Shade 978-1597809337, $14.99, 416pp, trade paperback, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Three Worlds #2

Fantasy, second volume of a duology following The Edge of Worlds (2016).
• Night Shade’s site has this description.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Wells’s worldbuilding strengths are on display, and she knows just what to explain and what to imply, making this volume accessible to newcomers as well as longtime readers.”

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* Willett, Edward : The Cityborn
(DAW 978-0-7564-1177-0, $26, 416pp, hardcover, July 2017)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 9780756412890

Standalone SF novel about two people from different classes in the stratified society of a metal city.
• Penguin Random House’s site has this description with a preview function.
• The Publishers Weekly review concludes, “Readers will probably work out the city’s secret long before it’s formally revealed, but Willett’s spunky protagonists and colorful world will entertain SF adventure fans.”

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