A little bit of horror, a little bit of near-future weirdness, a little bit of nonfiction, a little bit of Catwoman … this month’s in-between books are delightfully all over the place. A Short Film About Disappointment is entirely told in movie reviews. Severance has a cover the color of a pink slip. An Informal History of the Hugos does what it says on the tin. You’ve got stories from Ben Marcus and Abbey Mei Otis; a fabulist take on Moby-Dick from Jeffrey Ford; epic Nordic historical fiction; and Yellow Submarine. There’s truly something for everyone.
Keep track of all the new releases here. Note: All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher.
Bad Man—Dathan Auerbach (August 7, Doubleday)
Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, ...