The Ultra Thin Man by Patrick Swenson (Tor Books, 336 pages, August 12)
It's the 22nd century, and when a group of terrorists crash a moon into the planet Ribon, aaaall kinds of schtuff hits the fan. Conspiracies abound, and it's up to two detectives to find the alien leader of the Movement of Worlds and find out who exactly this "Ultra Thin Man" is.
Visions: A Cainsville Novel by Kelley Armstrong (Dutton Adult, 464 pages, August 19)
In this latest Cainsville novel, Armstrong offers us a story about a vanishing corpse and the woman for him it was meant as a warning. Her ability to read omens has attracted dangerous forces, and they are very interested in hushing her up.
Girl Talk: Unsolicited Advice for Modern Ladies by Christie Young (Potter Style, 176 pages, August 26)
Young has written a witty, modern guide to navigating this crazy world when you're a young woman trying to find your place in it. Through funky drawings and quirky advice (how to make your apartment smell nice, how to plan a get-together that won't become weird or awkward), Young reminds us of what's really important in life.