Astounding Summer Books That You Won't Want to MissAnnalee Newitz4/30/13 3:00pmFiled to: summer previewbooks503EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGet ready for a summer of great reading! Some of these books are pretty emotionally intense, but we've packed the list with plenty of fun, sudsy beach reads for you, too.AdvertisementPhoto is a detail from the cover of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.MayMur Lafferty, The Shambling Guide to NYCCampbell Award-nominated writer Lafferty's new novel is about a hapless travel writer who doesn't realize she's been hired by a publishing house run by monsters. Now she has to write a travel guide to New York City for the undead — and stop a collision that's brewing between the world of humans and the world of all the other creatures who haunt the city.Susan Palwick, Mending the Moon When a murder rips Jeremy's family apart, it turns out the only way they can heal is to form a strange connection with the family of the murderer. From the author of Flying in Place, this is a tale that spans countries, wars, and the world of comic book internet fandom.Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesFowler is the author of countless award-winning science fiction stories, as well as the bestselling The Jane Austen Book Club. Now she's back with the haunting story of a young woman who was raised as part of a science experiment, with her parents rearing a baby chimp as her sister. Based in part on a true story, this is sure to be a fascinating character study and exploration of what happens when humans confront an alien intelligence that already exists here on Earth.