All new sci-fi books are coming in August!

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Head down below for the full list of sci-fi titles waiting for you in August!

Keep track of all new versions of SFF here. All title summaries are taken and / or summaries from one copy provided by the publisher. Note: Release dates are subject to change.

WEEK ONE (August 3)

Save Proxima—Travis S. Taylor, Les Johnson (Baen)

The year is 2072. At the Far Side of the Moon Radio Observatory, an old-fashioned radio broadcast is detected, similar to those broadcast on Earth in the 1940s, but in an unknown language, originating from an impossible source and coming from an equally impossible location. —Proxima Centauri. As the nations of Earth debate first contact, they learn that the Proximans face an extinction-level catastrophe, forcing a decision: Will Earth send a ship for a multi-year voyage to provide help ? Interstellar travel is not easy, and by traveling at the speed required to arrive before disaster strikes Proxima, humans will learn firsthand the effects of Einstein’s special relativity and be forced to think about the ultimate questions: Are we alone in the universe ? What does it mean to be human?

Shards of earth (Final Architecture # 1) —Adrian Tchaikovsky (Orbit)

Idris hasn’t aged or slept since they brought him back in the war. And one of the heroes of mankind now walks by an independent rescue ship, to avoid the attention of greater powers. After the destruction of Earth, humanity created a fighting elite to save their species, enhanced humans such as Idris. In the silence of space, they could communicate spirit to spirit with the enemy. Then their alien attackers, the Architects, simply vanished and Idris and his ilk became obsolete. Today, fifty years later, Idris and his crew have discovered something strange abandoned in space. This is clearly the work of the Architects, but are they coming back? And if so, why ? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew scour the galaxy in search of answers. For they now have something of untold value, which many would kill to get.

WEEK TWO (August 10)

Citadel (Palladium Wars # 3) —Marko Kloos (47North)

The war should have been over. But it is not for a group of nationalists seeking control. It has been two weeks since a nuclear warhead missile tore through planetary defenses in the most rapid, full-scale attack ever in the history of the Gaia System. Rhodian Navy Commander Dunstan Park has been handpicked to command an experimental cruiser that could dictate the course of the conflict’s escalation. All he has to do is prevent the ship from falling into the wrong hands. On Gretia, the powder keg is out of control. A terrorist attack on civilians draws Idina Chaudhary into a costly battle. It also forces a cautious Aden Jansen back into the fray. Now dedicated to a just cause, he still keeps his past hidden. The risk of revealing her old alliance could twist not only her fate but also that of her sister, Solveig, heir to the family empire. With no time to waste, Dunstan hits the ground running. But as the insurgents threaten the unstable peace, what lies ahead for both sides could forever change the fate of the Gaia system.

Recovered—Madeleine Roux (As)

The installation of Ganymède is a new beginning. At least that’s what Senna thinks to herself when she arrives to participate in a cutting-edge scientific treatment in which participants have traumatic memories erased. And Senna has reasons for wanting to escape her past. But almost from the start of treatment, Senna discovers that more than her traumatic memories disappear. She barely recognizes her new life or herself. Even though the remedy may justify the side effects of the process, Senna knows something is wrong. As the side effects worsen, she will have to band together with the other participants to unravel the mystery of her present and save her future.

WEEK THREE (August 17)

The Scavenger Gate (Finder Chronicles # 3) —Suzanne Palmer (JACKDAW)

Fergus is finally back on Earth, trying to figure out how to live a normal life. However, it seems the universe has other plans for it. When his cousin sends him to help a friend, Fergus accidentally stumbles upon a piece of an ancient alien artifact that some very powerful people say means the entire solar system is in danger. And since it was he who found it, they are sure that it is also his problem to solve. With the help of his new sister, old and new friends, and a few enemies as well, Fergus must find the rest of the artifact and destroy the pieces before anyone can reassemble the original and open a multidimensional door between the Earth and a vast, relentless, alien swarm. The problem is, the coins could be anywhere on Earth, and he’s not the only one looking.

Neptune (Outer planets # 2) —Ben Bova (Tor Books)

In the future, humanity has spread throughout the solar system, to planets and moons once visited only by robots or explored remotely by distant spacecraft. No matter how hostile or welcoming the environment is, humanity has pushed its way through and found a home. At the edge of the solar system, the outer planets, billions of kilometers from Earth, unknown for millennia, are settling. Neptune, the ice giant, is enveloped in clouds of hydrogen, helium and methane and surrounded by rings of rock and dust. Three years ago, Ilona Magyr’s father, Miklos, disappeared while exploring the seas of Neptune. Everyone thinks he’s dead, crushed, frozen, or boiled alive in the rough seas of Neptune. With legendary space explorer Derek Humbolt at the controls of his ship and planetologist Jan Meitner guiding the research, Ilona Magyr knows she will find her father, alive, on Neptune. Her plans are irrevocably altered when she and her team discover the wreckage of an alien ship at the bottom of Neptune’s Ocean, a discovery that changes humanity’s understanding of its future … and its past.

WEEK FOUR (August 24)

The second rebel (First Sister # 2) —Linden A. Lewis (Saga)

Astrid has recovered her name and voice, and now seeks to bring down the Sisterhood from within. Throwing herself into the lioness den, Astrid must face and challenge the aunts who run the religious institution Gean, but she quickly discovers that the affairs of politics are far more murderous than she ever imagined. Meanwhile, on an outlaw colony station deep in space, Hiro val Akira seeks to bring a dangerous ally into the rebellion. The whispers of a digital woman fuel Hiro’s search, but they’re not the only person looking for this connection to the mysterious race of the Synthetics. Lito Sol Lucious continues to grow in his role as a revolutionary leader and is tasked with saving an Aster agent from the depths of an Icarii prison. With danger around every corner, Lito, his partner Ofiera, and the newly released agent must flee in order to keep dangerous secrets out of enemy hands. Back on Venus, Lito’s sister, Lucinia, must continue after the disappearance of her brother and the accusation of treason by the Icarii authorities. Despite being under the thumb of Souji val Akira, Lucinia manages to keep her nose clean… until a revolutionary Aster shows up with news of her brother’s fate and an opportunity to join the fight.

Twenty-five for life—RWW Greene (Angry robot)

Julie Riley is two years too young to come out of her mother’s tutelage, and what does it matter? She is overly educated, underemployed and mostly numb with her pharmaceutical implant. Her best friend, with whom she has interacted primarily via virtual reality for a decade, is part of the colony’s mission at Proxima Centauri. Moreover, the world is coming to an end. So there is that. When Julie’s mom decides it’s time to leave the family home in a failing suburb and move to town to be closer to work and her new boyfriend, Julie decides to take matters into her own hands. She runs, illegally, in the hope of finding and hiding with the Volksgeist, a cowardly culture of bums, bums, old people, artists and lunatics who have chosen to travel the end of the world in their campers. and campervans, constantly on the move on America’s back roads.

WEEK FIVE (August 31)

In the vigilant city-S. Qiouyi Lu (Tordotcom Edition)
Anima is an extrasensory human tasked with monitoring and protecting the citizens of Ora through a complex living web called Gleaming. Although our world is limited to what I can see and experience through Gleaming, Anima takes pride and comfort in keeping Ora out of harm’s way. When a mysterious stranger enters town with a cabinet of curiosities from around the world with a story attached to each element, the world of Anima expands beyond the borders of Ora to places and possibilities never before imagined. . But such knowledge leaves Anima with a question that casts doubt on our whole purpose: what good is a city if it cannot protect its inhabitants?


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