A smart and white-hot military SF thriller, a debut fantasy novel in which trees and the earth itself become a second front in a renewed rebellion, a grim prequel to the Peter Pan story, and more are among our favorite science fiction and fantasy books published in July.
Also on our list of the best SF and fantasy of July is Tad Williams' The Witchwood Crown, launching a new story arc in the world of Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. Kevin Hearne's Besieged and Diana Gabaldon's Seven Stories to Stand or Fall collect shorter works centered on their fan-favorite series. Sarah Beth Durst continues her excellent Queens of Renthia fantasy series with The Reluctant Queen.
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And although it's not on our SF and fantasy list, those who enjoy supernatural thrillers shouldn't miss Marcus Sakey's spectacularly twisty Afterlife, in which the world beyond death reaches into the world of the living, forcing two FBI agents to confront a power they never imagined.
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