Three Books to Read in August 2017

This August is a slow month for spec-lit releases, but there’s still new titles to look forward to. These are the three books I can’t wait to read in August 2017:

August 15th

The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth 3)

N. K. Jemisin

The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth) by [Jemisin, N. K.]

N. K. Jemisin’s excellent post-apocalyptic fantasy trilogy concludes with The Stone Sky on the 15th. The first two books in the Broken Earth trilogy were filled with a detailed, dangerous world and I’m both excited for and sad about the end of this series.

August 22nd

The Massacre of Mankind

Stephen Baxter

Its been nearly 120 years since War of the Worlds was published, and this month we’ll see what happens after the alien invasion in Stephen Baxter’s authorized sequel, The Massacre of Mankind.

August 31st

Golden Age and Other Stories

Naomi Novik

With the conclusion of Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series, fans of her alt-history fantasy world that fills the Napoleonic wars with dragons can rejoice in the release of Golden Age and Other Stories, a short fiction collection set in the same world.

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The latest StoryBundle offers over 25 sci-fi/fantasy novels and short story anthologies for the full bundle purchase minimum of $15. If you’re running low on summer reading, this might be a good opportunity to beef up your eBook collection and try out some new authors. Get the bundle here!