Apple’s iBookstore Science Fiction/Fantasy Picks for August

Tor.com is thrilled to bring you great science fiction & fantasy selections from Apple’s iBookstore. Each month, they will select a short list of great reads, offering the very best in the genre.

We know you’ll appreciate their recommendations for your iPad, iPhone or iPad Touch. Having your current reads handy to sneak a chapter anywhere keeps us reading on the go.

Check back each month to see what Apple is recommending on the iBookstore in science fiction and fantasy.

 

Our short list of great science fiction and fantasy reads for August:

Apple's iBookstore Picks for August 2012The Kill Order by James Dashner

Out August 14 from Random House

The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next.

Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.

 

Apple's iBookstore Picks for August 2012

Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey

Out August 28 from Harper Voyager

Getting out of hell is just the beginning

What do you do after you’ve escaped Hell, gone back, uncovered the true nature of God, and then managed to become the new Lucifer?

Well, if you’re James Stark, you have to figure out how to run Hell while also trying to get back out of it . . . again. Plus there’s the small matter of surviving. Because everyone in Heaven, Hell, and in between wants to be the fastest gun in the universe, and the best way to do so is to take down Lucifer, a.k.a. James Stark.

And it’s not like being in L.A. is any better—a serial-killer ghost is running wild and Stark’s angelic alter ego is hiding among the lost days of time with a secret cabal who can rewrite reality. Starting to care for people and life again is a real bitch for a stone-cold killer.

 

Apple's iBookstore Picks for August 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation #3 (of 8)

Out now from IDW Publishing

The biggest science-fiction crossover of all time continues, in Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation! The true horror of the Borg-Cybermen alliance has been revealed, but what course of action will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree upon? And will the Doctor’s recently resurfaced memories shed new night on the dilemma?

 

Apple's iBookstore Picks for August 2012

The Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

Out now from Broad Reach Publishing

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside. This Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume.

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