New in Genre for June 2014


Welcome to our Coming Soon monthly post #2! We want to make this your one-stop for the latest coming to you in genre. No news, no cutsie stuff… just the facts. Well, just the dates. But remember, all dates are subject to change!

Coming Soon to a theater near you!

Click the links to get your tickets from Fandango.

June 6
 Edge of Tomorrow (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D): Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller 

June 13
 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D): Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy 
– The Rover (NY, LA; expands: June 20): Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson Genre: Thriller 

June 20
– Coherence (limited): Starring: Hugo Armstrong, Nicholas Brendon, Emily Foxler Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

June 27
– The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (NY): Starring: Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley  Genre: Biography, Documentary
 Snowpiercer (limited): Starring: Chris Evans, Song Kangho, Tilda Swinton Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller 

– Transformers: Age of Extinction (2D theaters and IMAX): Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi 


Coming Soon to a DVD or BLU-RAY player near you!

(If you buy or rent one of these titles, that is!) Please note that all dates are subject to change by studio/ distributor; check your local stores or online for details. DVDs are listed first, then Blu-Ray.

DVD Releases

June 3
The Adventures of Batman (Animation, Action)
The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Series (Animation, Action, Adventure, TV)
Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
The New Adventures of Superman: Season 2 & 3 (Animation, Action, Adventure, TV)
RoboCop (2014) (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller) Pre-Order
True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season (Drama, Fantasy, Horror, TV) Pre-Order

June 10
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Documentary)  [check out our podcast, Notes from the Cosmic Shore!]
Unacceptable Levels (Biography, Documentary)

June 17
Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Defenders (Action, Adventure, Fantasy)
Son of Batman (Animation, Action, Adventure)
Teen Wolf: Season Three, Part 2 (Comedy, Drama, Horror, TV)

June 24

Winter’s Tale (Drama)
Witches of East End: The Complete First Season (Drama, Fantasy, TV)


BLU-RAY Releases

June 3
Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
Goodbye World (Drama)
The Lost Future (Adventure, Sci-Fi)
RoboCop (2014)(Combo Pack) (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller)
True Blood: The Complete Sixth Season (Drama, Fantasy, Horror, TV)
June 10
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Documentary) [check out our podcast, Notes from the Cosmic Shore!]June 17
Son of Batman (Combo Pack) (Animation, Action, Adventure)June 24
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, TV)
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Six  (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, TV)
Winter’s Tale (Combo Pack) (Drama, Fantasy)

Coming Soon to a Gaming System Near You!

For more, check out The Grid on our YouTube channel. Available platforms are listed after the title. All dates are subject to change.

June 3
-Murdered: Soul Suspect- Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
-Worms Battleground- PS4, XBO

June 6
-Lifeless Planet- Win, Mac
-Tomodachi Life- 3DS

June 10
-Enemy Front- Win, PS3, X360

June 17
-EA Sports UFC- PS4, XBO

June 20
-Divinity: Original Sin- Win

June 24
-BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma- PSVita
-Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare- Win
-Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark- Win, X360, XBO, PS4, PS3, WiiU, 3DS

June 25
-Valiant Hearts: The Great War- Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO

June 26
-Quest For Infamy- Win, Mac, Lin
-Unrest- Win, Mac, Lin

June 27
-Grid Autosport- Win, PS3, X360
-Sniper Elite III- Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO


Coming Soon to a bookstore (virtual or brick-and-mortar) near you!

Please note that unless it is a strict on-sale date, most dates for books are target drop dates. Titles may come out before or after the date listed, but they should be around that date. Check with the publisher and bookstore for more details. This list is in release date order. This month we have included science and nature non-fiction. HC= hardcover, TP= trade paper/ paperback


The Traitor’s Heir (6/1/2014) by  Anna Thayer HC

A Barricade in Hell (6/3/2014) by Jaime Lee Moyer HC

Affliction (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter Series #22) (6/3/2014) by  Laurell K. Hamilton  TP

A Shiver of Light (Meredith Gentry Series #9) (6/3/2014) by  Laurell K. Hamilton   HC

Blood Pact (Blood Books Series #4) (6/3/2014) by Tanya Huff TP

Blood Red (6/3/2014) by  Mercedes Lackey HC

Bloodstone (6/3/2014) by  Gillian Philip TP

Deadly Forecast: A Psychic Eye Mystery (6/3/2014) by Victoria Laurie TP

Ecko Burning (6/3/2014) by  Danie Ware TP

Elisha Barber: (Book One of the Dark Apostle) (6/3/2014) by E.C. Ambrose TP

Justice (6/3/2014) by  Ian Irvine TP

On the Steel Breeze (6/3/2014) by  Alastair Reynolds HC

Prince of Fools (6/3/2014) by  Mark Lawrence HC

Property of a Lady Faire: A Secret Histories Novel (6/3/2014) by  Simon R. Green HC

Steadfast: (Elemental Masters #8) (6/3/2014) by  Mercedes  Lackey TP

The Dark Between the Stars (6/3/2014) by  Kevin J. Anderson HC

The Golden City (6/3/2014) by  J. Kathleen Cheney TP

The Goliath Stone (6/3/2014) by  Larry Niven TP

The Heir of Khored: Book Three of The Seven-Petaled Shield (6/3/2014) by  Deborah J. Ross TP

The Herald: The Sundering, Book VI (6/3/2014) by  Ed Greenwood HC

The Merchant Emperor (Symphony of Ages Series #7)  (6/3/2014) by  Elizabeth Haydon HC

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel (6/3/2014) by  Neil Gaiman TP

The Science of Discworld: A Novel (6/3/2014) by Terry Pratchett TP

The Shadow Lamp (6/3/2014) by Stephen R. Lawhead  TP

The Voyage of the Sable Keech: The Second Spatterjay Novel  (6/3/2014) by Neal Asher TP

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor (6/3/2014) by Robert Kirkman TP

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One  (6/3/2014) by Robert Kirkman TP

Thieves’ Quarry (6/3/2014) by D. B. Jackson TP

Veil of the Deserters: Bloodsounder’s Arc Book Two (6/3/2014) by Jeff Salyards HC

Dawn Song (6/4/2014) by Michael Marano TP

Head Full of Mountains (6/4/2014) by Brent Hayward TP

Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes (6/7/2014) by Steve Mollmann TP

Judgment Day and Other Stories (6/8/2014) by Joe Orlando HC

California Bones (6/10/2014) by Greg Van Eekhout HC

Earth Awakens (6/10/2014) by Orson Scott Card HC

Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld (6/10/2014) by Larry Niven TP

Koko Takes a Holiday (6/10/2014) by Kieran Shea TP

Robogenesis (6/10/2014) by Daniel H. Wilson HC

Shaman (6/10/2014) by Kim Stanley Robinson TP

The Leftovers (TV tie-in edition) (6/10/2014) by Tom Perrotta TP

The Leopard (6/10/2014) by K. V. Johansen TP

Chasers of the Wind (6/17/2014) by Alexey Pehov HC

Chernobyl (6/17/2014) by Frederik Pohl TP

Cibola Burn (6/17/2014) by James S. A. Corey HC

Fear Agent Volume 3: The Last Goodbye (2nd Edition)  (6/17/2014) by Rick Remender TP

Flight of the Golden Harpy (6/17/2014) by Susan Klaus HC

Rogues (6/17/2014) by George R. R. Martin (Editor) HC

Shattered (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #7) (6/17/2014) by Kevin Hearne HC

Shattered (Signed Book) (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #7) (6/17/2014) by Kevin Hearne HC

The Long Mars: A Novel (6/17/2014) by Terry Pratchett HC

The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds (6/17/2014) by Neil Gaiman HC

The White Towers: Book 2 of The Rage of Kings (6/17/2014) by Andy Remic TP

Two Fronts (The War That Came Early, Book Five) (6/17/2014) by Harry Turtledove  TP

Archetype: A Novel (6/24/2014) by M. D. Waters TP

Blood Song (6/24/2014) by Anthony Ryan  TP

Child of a Hidden Sea (6/24/2014) by A.M. Dellamonica HC

Cobra Slave (6/24/2014) by Timothy Zahn TP

Dragons Deal (6/24/2014) by Robert Asprin TP

Neptune’s Brood (6/24/2014) by Charles Stross TP

Omens: A Cainsville Novel (6/24/2014) by Kelley Armstrong TP

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic  (6/24/2014)  by Jeffrey Lang TP

The Blasted Lands: Seven Forges, Book II (6/24/2014) by James A. Moore TP

The Last Page (6/24/2014) by Anthony Huso TP

The Shadow Master (6/24/2014) by Craig Cormick TP

The World of the End (6/24/2014) by Ofir Touche Gafla TP

Thorn Jack: A Night and Nothing Novel (6/24/2014) by Katherine Harbour HC

Under a Graveyard Sky (6/24/2014) by John Ringo TP

Vicky Peterwald: Target (6/24/2014) by Mike Shepherd TP

Red Rising (6/25/2014) by Pierce Brown HC




Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle (6/2/2014) by Ed Ricciuti HC

Environmental Transformations: A Geography of the Anthropocene (6/3/2014) by Mark Whitehead TP

Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York (6/3/2014) by Ted Steinberg HC

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (6/3/2014) by Jordan Ellenberg HC

Idiot’s Guides: Science Mysteries Explained (6/3/2014) by Anthony Fordham TP

Of a Fire on the Moon (6/3/2014) by Norman Mailer TP

Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You (6/3/2014) by Christine McKinley TP

Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers (6/3/2014) by Rob Kesseler HC

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story (6/3/2014) by Lily Koppel TP

The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning (6/3/2014) by Marcelo Gleiser  HC

The Light in High Places: A Naturalist Looks at Wyoming Wilderness, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Cowboys, and Other Rare Species (6/3/2014) by Joe Hutto TP

The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death (6/3/2014) by Michael Blastland TP

Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant, P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison (6/3/2014) by Michael Daly TP

Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us about Human Relationships (6/3/2014) by Jennifer L. Verdolin TP

Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves (6/10/2014) by Laurel Braitman HC

Dirty Gold: Indigenous Alliances to End Global Resource Colonialism (6/10/2014) by Al Gedicks TP

High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society (6/10/2014) by Carl Hart TP

It’s Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It: Misadventures of a Suburban Hunter-Gatherer (6/10/2014) by Bill Heavey TP

The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects

The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life (6/10/2014) by Alex Bellos HC

The Fish in the Forest: Salmon and the Web of Life (6/12/2014) by Dale Stokes HC

OLDER AND WISER (6/14/2014) by Richard Restak TP Papyrus: The Plant that Changed the World: From Ancient Egypt to Today’s Water Wars (6/15/2014) by John Gaudet HC

The Serpent’s Promise: The Retelling of the Bible Through the Eyes of Modern Science (6/15/2014) by Steve Jones HC

Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art (6/16/2014) by Arthur I. Miller HC

Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives (6/17/2014) by Nancy J. Merrick HC

Physics and Music: The Science of Musical Sound (6/18/2014) by Harvey E. White TP

Quantum Theory of Collective Phenomena (6/18/2014) by G.L. Sewell TP

Some Mathematical Methods of Physics (6/18/2014) by Gerald Goertzel TP

Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves (6/24/2014) by James Nestor HC

Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life (6/24/2014) by Albert-laszlo Barabasi TP

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality (6/24/2014) by Dave Goldberg TP

Zoom: How Everything Moves: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees (6/24/2014) by Bob Berman HC $24.05  American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood (6/26/2014) by Paul Greenberg HC




Heather French

Heather French is a 2nd generation geek who grew up STAR WARS in a STAR TREK family. A graduate from UNT with a degree in Film/ TV, she worked MARS ATTACKS, SCREAM, CSI, and STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE. She currently freelances and spends her free time with dogs and cats who do not judge her sci-fi/ fantasy indulgences...

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