Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Orbit, 400 pages, October 7)
Maybe you've heard something about a little book called Ancillary Justice and the fact that it recently won a TON of awards (including the Hugo and the Nebula). Well, Leckie's back with the latest installment in the Imperial Radch series, and this time, Breq is sent to protect the family of a man she murdered. It's complicated.
The Steampunk User's Manual by Jeff VanderMeer and Desirina Boskovich (Harry N. Abrams, 256 pages, October 7)
Steampunk. Gorgeous cover. Jeff VanderMeer.
The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm Postcards: 45 Cards for Those of Us Who Are Better and Smarter Than the Rest of You by James Napoli (Sterling, 96 pages, October 7)
From the Executive Vice President of the National Sarcasm Society comes this book of hilarious postcards- for when you need that perfect snarky quip.