Here are some of my most anticipated releases of this month, I hope you will discover some interesting titles! 🙂
- Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee – June 13th – Solaris
Raven Stratagem is the sequel to the wonderful Ninefox Gambit, a complex and fascinating military SF set in a dystopian future where the reality is ruled by maths and immortal people. This series is crazy but if you are looking for something challenging, give it a try. I already read Raven Stratagem and it was a phenomenal sequel.
- The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton – June 20th – Harper Voyager
Following a mad scientist whose new corn-related project may destroy the world, this book sounds utterly crazy and fun. I mean, if I understood the synopsis correctly, the dude seems to have engineered his own daughter and I love reading about mad engineers (since my plan in life is to become one too hehe).
- Shattered Minds by Laura Lam – June 20th – Tor Books
This technothriller follows an ex-employee of a cybertech company that went mad after working there. She now have urges to kill people and her only mean of control is a drug that is slowly killing her. One day, she has a vision of dead girl and she has to figure out what it means. I have an ARC of this one, I will be reading it shortly! (as shortly as my finals allow me 😥 )
- The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente – June 6th – Saga Press
Well, being the organized person that I am, by the time this post comes up, the book will already be on the shelves, but, hey, it’s still worth a mention! The Refrigerator Monologues is a collection of looseley connected short stories about wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes and every female characters that were used as devices to make the male hero storyline progress. I’ve read a couple of interesting reviews about this one and I am very intrigued. However, I read Radiance last year and as much as it had brilliant ideas, it was a tad too weird for me so I don’t know if I’ll react the same with this book. I don’t know, we’ll have to see.
- Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire – June 13th – Tor.Com
I cannot wait for the sequel to Every Heart a Doorway, if I understand correctly this book is actually set before the events of the first book and follows the lives of Jack and Jill as they enter a new world full of magic. I really enjoyed reading about those characters in Every Heart a Doorway and I am really interested to see where McGuire will take us. I’ve heard great things about it so far and I will read it as soon as I can!
Genre benders (SF&F)
- The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden – June 13th – Harper Voyager
I’ve been looking forward to this book since seeing its cover for the first time, giant robots always get me, I’m all about them. However, the more I read about this book, the more I want in my hands right now and I can’t wait for the preorder to come in.
So what’s this book about? Set in South Africa (sounds awesome already) in the midst of AI uprising, an ancient demigoddess wants to regain her status by destroying everything around her. I love me so science fiction blended with fantasy books (The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps being a perfect example of that) and I have high expectations about this one.
- The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland – June 13th – William Morrow
Neal Stephenson? I will be reading this.
No really, this book sounds so freakin’ cool, it follows the story of a linguist who accidentally encounters a military dude who wants her to translate some documents that may prove that magic once existed. And the government wants to bring it back.
What books sound the most intriguing to you? Do you want to mention books that I didn’t featured here, I’m sure I missed some great ones!