Alsaid, Adi: Before Takeoff
(Penguin Random House/Knopf 978-0593375761, $18.99, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Young-adult fantasy novel. Two teens meet and begin to fall for each other while stranded in the Atlanta airport, where flashing green lights turn out to be buttons that break the rules of the universe, causing weird disasters.
Datlow, Ellen, ed.: Screams From the Dark
(Tor Nightfire 978-1-250-79706-3, $28.99, 496pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, June 7, 2022)
Original horror anthology with 29 “Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous.” Authors include Stephen Graham Jones, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, and Joyce Carol Oates.
Deane, Maya: Wrath Goddess Sing
(HarperCollins/Morrow 978-0-06-316118-4, $27.99, 464pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Literary epic fantasy, re-envisioning the Trojan War with Achilles as a transwoman.
Dimitri, Francesco: Never the Wind
(Titan Books US 978-1789099812, $15.95, 320pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, June 7, 2022)
Gothic fantasy novel narrated by a recently-gone-blind teen in Puglia, Southern Italy, set in the same world as The Book of Hidden Things.
Kemmerer, Brigid: Forging Silver into Stars
(Bloomsbury USA 978-1-5476-0912-3, $18.99, 560pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, May 7, 2022)
Young-adult fantasy novel, the first in a new series in the world of the Cursebreaker trilogy. Two teens get involved in the anti-magic faction, and caught up in dangerous conspiracies.
Koepp, David: Aurora
(Harper 978-0-06-291647-1, $27.99, 304pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Apocalyptic thriller/horror novel. A Midwestern family struggles to survive after a solar storm knocks out power around the globe — except for estranged brother Thom, a billionaire with a bunker.
Lawson, Stephen, ed.: Robosoldiers: Thank You for Your Servos
(Baen 978-1-9821-9190-0, $16.00, 416pp, format: ebook, June 7, 2022)
Original anthology of military SF stories about augmented soldiers and the future of warfare, with a foreword from Major General Stephan R. Hogan. Authors include Richard Fox, David Drake, Weston Ochse, and Martin L. Shoemaker.
Livingston, Alex: The Knave of Secrets
(Rebellion/Solaris US 978-1-786186072, $24.99, 400pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Fantasy novel. A failed magician turned cardsharp joins an invitation-only tournament where players gamble with secrets.
Menard, Rachel: Game of Strength and Storm
(North Star Editions/Flux 9781635830767, $14.99, 400pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, June 7, 2022)
Young-adult fantasy novel about young people racing to complete ten nearly impossible labors to get their wishes granted by the Olympian Empresses.
Meuret, Tiffany: Little Bird
(Vesuvian/Black Spot Books 978-1-64548-061-7, $15.95, 202pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, June 7, 2022)
Fantasy novel. Josie, a shut-in who is failing to cope with life, gets a nosy new neighbor along with a sentient vine and a talking skeleton in her backyard.
Miro, J.M.: Ordinary Monsters
(Macmillan/Flatiron 978-1250833662, $28.99, 672pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Historical dark fantasy/horror novel set in 1882, the first book in The Talents trilogy. Two young people with strange powers are taken to an eerie estate outside Edinburgh, where they learn about their abilities and the monsters that threaten them.
Pratt, Tim: Twilight Imperium: The Veiled Masters
(Aconyte US 978-1-83908-136-1, $16.95, 368pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Third and final book in the Twilight Imperium series, set in the world of the Twilight Imperium game. The galaxy stands on the brink of war, yet hope remains that the vast web of schemes can be exposed before it’s too late.
Spiegelman, Peter: A Secret About a Secret
(Penguin Random House/Knopf 978-0-307-96129-7, $28.00, 336pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Alternate-world thriller/horror novel with near-future dystopian elements about the murder of a gifted scientist at a secluded research facility.
Stevens, Jessi Jezewska: The Visitors
(And Other Stories 978-1-913505-28-8, $25.95, 224pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
SF novel/fable set in an alternate Lower Manhattan during Occupy Wall Street, about a woman who has a persistent hallucination of a garden gnome who is interested in systems collapse.
Szabo, Rose: We All Fall Down
(Macmillan/Farrar, Straus, Giroux 978-0374314323, $18.99, 416pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Young-adult dark fantasy novel, the first in the River City duology. Four young queer people struggle with the daily hazards of life not realizing that they have been selected to play in an age-old drama that revives the flow of magic through their world.
Victoria, Eliza: Wounded Little Gods
(Tuttle 978-0-8048-5522-8, $14.99, 160pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, June 7, 2022)
Young-adult fantasy novel. Regina’s town believes the gods have abandoned them, but a message leads Regina to a mysterious facility that no one seems to know about.
Vowel, Chelsea: Buffalo Is the New Buffalo
(Arsenal Pulp 978-1-55152-823-6, $18.95, 272pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, June 7, 2022)
Collection of eight SF indigenous futurism stories drawing on Métis culture, envisioning a world without violence, capitalism, or colonization.
Weber, David, Lindskold, Jane: A New Clan
(Baen 978-1-9821-9189-4, $9.99, 420pp, format: ebook, June 7, 2022)
Young-adult SF novel, fourth in the Star Kingdom series featuring Stephanie Harrington, prequel to the Honor Harrington series.
White, Andrew Joseph: Hell Followed with Us
(Peachtree Teen 978-1682633243, $18.99, 416pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Young-adult apocalyptic SF novel about a trans teen boy raised by a fundamentalist cult that unleashed Armageddon, decimated the population, and infected him with a bioweapon.
Whitten, Hannah: For the Throne
(Orbit US 978-0-316-59281-9, $17.99, 496pp, formats: trade paperback, ebook, audio, June 7, 2022)
Fairytale-inspired dark fantasy novel, the second and final book in The Wilderwood series, following the “first daughter” Neve who is lost in the Shadowlands.