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The View From Monday - October 26, 2020

Happy Monday. Please note that this list is still being checked for accuracy and may change!

There are 2 debuts this week:

Northern Wrath(The Hanged God Trilogy 1) by Thilde Kold Holdt;

and

The Witch Hunter by Max Seeck.

Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC authors:

Interference (Semiosis Duology 2) by Sue Burke is out in Trade Paperback;

and

How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge (The Thorne Chronicles 2) by K. Eason.

Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.




The View From Monday - October 26, 2020



Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.


October 27, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
The Hammer and the Eagle: The Icons of the Warhammer Worlds Dan Abnett SF - Warhammer 40,000 0
Gamechanger (h2tp) L. X. Beckett SF/AC/CyP
Interference (h2tp) Sue Burke SF/AC/HSF - Semiosis Duology 2
Madeleine Is Sleeping (ri) Sarah Shun-lien Bynum LF/CoA/FairyT/FolkT/LM
The Best of Jerry Pournelle John F. Carr (Ed) SF/SS
The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition Rae Carson SF/SO/MTI - Star Wars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Five Neil Clarke (Ed) SF - Anthology
Bane's Choice Alyssa Day PNR
How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge K. Eason SF/SO/HU - The Thorne Chronicles 2
48 Hours (tp2mm) William R. Forstchen TechTh/SF/AP/PA
Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition) Gabriel García Márquez MR/LF/Classics - Vintage International
Till Sudden Death Do Us Part (h2tp) Simon R. Green SupM/DF - An Ishmael Jones Mystery 7
Lion El'Jonson: Lord of the First David Guymer SF/SO - The Horus Heresy: Primarchs/td>
Dune: House Atreides (ri) Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Prelude to Dune 1
Dune: House Harkonnen (ri) Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Prelude to Dune Series 2
Dune: House Corrino (ri) Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Prelude to Dune Series 3
Northern Wrath (D) Thilde Kold Holdt The Hanged God Trilogy 1
Critical Point (h2mm) S. L. Huang SF/TechTh - Cas Russell 3
Syn & Salvation Beth Kander SF/GenEng/AP/PA/Dys/TechTh - Original Syn Trilogy 3
Sinder Kathleen Kaufman Occ/Sup/Horror - Diabhal 2
Accepting the Lance Sharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF/SO - Liaden Universe® 22
Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon (h2tp) James Lovegrove Occ/Sup/HistM
People of the City Marshall Ryan Maresca UF/F - Maradaine Elite 3
Antediluvian (h2mm) Wil McCarthy SF/HSF
The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas Syd Moore Cr/SS/H - An Essex Witch Museum Mystery Collection
Nexus & Other Stories Thomas Parrott SF/SE - Warhammer 40,000
The Ankh-Morpork Archives: Volume One Terry Pratchett F
Chicory Up (e)(ri) Irene Radford F - Pixie Chronicles 2
Life and Limb (h2tp) Jennifer Roberson F/UF/DF - Blood and Bone 1
The Peril of Barnabas Collins Marylin Ross Gothic/Occ - Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint Book 12
Barnabas Collins and the Mysterious Ghost Marylin Ross Gothic/Occ - Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint Book 13
Song of the Risen God: A Tale of the Coven (h2mm) R. A. Salvatore F/DF - Coven 3
The Tower of Fools Andrzej Sapkowski
David French (Tr)
F/HistF - Hussite Trilogy 1
The Witch Hunter (D- US) Max Seeck PP/Occ/Sup
Seduced by the Wolf Terry Spear PNR/P - Heart of the Wolf
Dead Before Dark (ri) Wendy Corsi Staub Sus/H/WS
Dead Lies Dreaming Charles Stross CF/DF - Laundry Files 10
Lord of Secrets (ri) Breanna Teintze F/HU/RF - The Empty Gods 1
The Very Hungry Zombie: A Parody (ri) Michael Teitelbaum HU
The Very Thirsty Vampire: A Parody (ri) Michael Teitelbaum HU
Sacrosanct & Other Stories C L Werner F - Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
London Centric: Tales of Future London Ian Whates (Ed) SF - Anthology



October 28, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
The Little Witch: A Tor.com Original (e) M. Rickert DF



October 31, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
A Stitch in Time Kelley Armstrong Sup/Sus - A Stitch in Time 1
Seven of Infinities Aliette de Bodard SF
Dying With Her Cheer Pants On: Stories of the Fighting Pumpkins Seanan McGuire F - SS



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

The View From Monday ... On Tuesday


 
Happy Tuesday!

There are 4 debuts this week:

Shadows of the Short Days by Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson;

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth (Adult Debut);

The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin;

and

The Night Will Find Us by Matthew Lyons.




From formerly featured DAC Authors: 

Ruby by Nina Allan;

Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters by Emily Carpenter;

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee;

and

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James is out in Trade Paperback.




The View From Monday ... On Tuesday



Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.


October 20, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (ri) John Joseph Adams (Ed) MD - Anthology
Ruby Nina Allan SF/F/LF
Ninth House (h2tp) Leigh Bardugo SupTh/P/Occ/Sup
Machine Elizabeth Bear SF/SO - White Space 2
The Last Druid Terry Brooks F - Fall of Shannara 4
Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters Emily Carpenter Gothic/CW/Southern
Shadows of the Short Days (D - US) Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson CF/Pol/AB
Plain Bad Heroines (D-Adult) Emily M. Danforth Gothic
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve Ellen Datlow (Ed) H - Anthology
Halo: Shadows of Reach: A Master Chief Story Troy Denning SF - Halo 27
Voodoo Heart John Everson H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction Neil Gaiman SS
The Mirror Man (D) Jane Gilmartin SF/HSF/Sus/GenEng/Th
World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde & Lord of the Clans: The Illustrated Novels Christie Golden F
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One Paula Guran (Ed) DF/H - Anthology
A Shadow on the Lens Sam Hurcom HistTh/Cr/Gothic
The Shirley Jackson Collection Shirley Jackson
Joyce Carol Oates (Ed)
Ruth Franklin (Ed)
LF/PsyTh/Classics
Shirley Jackson: Four Novels of the 1940s & 50s: The Road Through the Wall / Hangsaman / The Bird's Nest / The Sundial Shirley Jackson
Ruth Franklin (Ed)
Psy/PsyTh/Classics
The Portal Russell James H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology Mur Lafferty (Ed)
S. B. Divya (Ed)
SF - Anthology
Greyfriars Reformatory Frazer Lee H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Phoenix Extravagant Yoon Ha Lee F
To Hold Up the Sky Cixin Liu SF - Collection
Knight of Stars Tom Lloyd F - God Fragments
The Night Will Find Us (D) Matthew Lyons H/SupTh/Occ/Sup
Sabbath (h2tp) Nick Mamatas SupTh/DF
The Dark Library Cyrille Martinez
Joseph Patrick Stancil (Tr)
AB/MR/LF
Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children, Volumes 1-3: Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Beneath the Sugar Sky Seanan McGuire CF/DF/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Wayward Children
After Sundown Mark Morris (Ed) H - Anthology - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Don't Move James S. Murray
Darren Wearmouth
H
In the Forest (ri) Edna O'Brien LF
The Necessary Beggar (ri) Susan Palwick SF/HSF/PA/AP
Wild Fell: A Ghost Story (e)(ri) Michael Rowe H
October (e)(ri) Michael Rowe H
Enter, Night (e)(ri) Michael Rowe H
The Sun Down Motel (h2tp) Simone St. James SupTh/H/CW
An Argumentation of Historians Jodi Taylor HistF - Chronicles of St. Mary's 9
Unfinished Tales Illustrated Edition J.R.R. Tolkien F
Fourth Island Sarah Tolmie HistF/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Boy Brent van Staalduinen LF/CoA/MR
Mean Machine Aleksandr Voinov Dys/Sports
The Ghost Stories Of Edith Wharton Edith Wharton Classics/GH/SS - VMC Designer Collection,Virago Modern Classics Series
The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street Karen White CW/GH - Tradd Street Series 6
Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction Joshua Whitehead (Ed) LGBT/Native American & Aboriginal/SF - Anthology
The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (ri) Tyler Whitesides F - Kingdom of Grit 1




October 21, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
City of Red Midnight: A Hikayat: A Tor.com Original (e) Usman T. Malik F



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

Guest Blog by Anton Strout - Home, Creep, Home, or Returning to a Fan Favorite World


Please welcome Anton Strout to The Qwillery. Anton is the author of the Simon Canderous series, the Spellmason Chronicles, and many short stories. Speaking of short stories, Claw & Order, a collection of stories from the Department of Extraordinary Affairs (DEA), is on Kickstarter now! 

I love the DEA! I may even have a DEA baseball cap and more. My recommendation - check out this wonderful collection on Kickstarter!







Home, Creep, Home, or Returning to a Fan Favorite World 
-Anton Strout

The first ever book that featured Manhattan’s underfunded and (mostly) secret paranormal protection agency, The Department of Extraordinary Affairs, hit shelves way back in February of 2008. That would have been my first published novel Dead To Me, which means I had probably conceived of the DEA around 2005. That original original series covered about four books and nearly a dozen anthologies, but it was the years 2008 to 2012 that really defined who the Dept was, what it stood for, and most importantly, did the good guys have the budget for a wide range of monster repelling holy symbols.

The Kickstarter for my latest collection, Claw & Order, brings together all the stories related to those paranormal events in the Manhattan of my Simon Canderous and Spellmason Chronicles series. And hopefully with enough funding, we’ll be seeing brand new stories set in their shared world, too.

People ask what it’s like returning to the world of the DEA, but in my mind, I never left. It’s how I built the Department within the world of the books in the first place. Deep below the Lower East Side Lovecraft Café front, the secret agency has a sprawling haunted archive called The Gauntlet which collects and records paranormal events in the greater metropolitan area, so even if I wasn’t writing something in the main series, there were always stories popping up that built upon that deep paranormal history. Even now, my mind imagines Simon & his detective partner Connor working the Graveyard shift, filing another case file they somehow managed to live through without succumbing to a new silver allergy or aversion to garlic knots at their favorite Little Italy eatery. 

Evil never rests, and the forces of good at the Dept don’t either. They couldn’t possibly, what with barely being able to keep up with the backload of paperwork. 

Claw & Order allowed me the opportunity to descend the ancient staircase to those archives once more, and Kickstarter gives me the chance to see who wants to come along and revisit that creeptacular world with me. It will dictate the future of the Simon Canderous series, specifically, and ultimately the fate of the Department of Extraordinary Affairs itself. Can you see them, dear reader, getting ready to hit the streets of haunted Manhattan? Gathering potions, and arming themselves with spells, retractable steel bats, and snacks! The wicked never rest, so neither has the Department. Won’t you come along? 

Come explore USA Today bestselling author, me, and my world of magic and mayhem with tales featuring: 

- A young NYU student trapped in a modern-day fairy tale with only a red hoodie to help save the day 
- The secret history of Ben Franklin, Necromancer
- The Department’s underground archival library known as The Gauntlet, and the bookwyrm that resides within 
- The origin of the Belarus family gargoyle who is the basis of The Spellmason Chronicles 
- A celebration of Lupercalia in NYC, complete with demonic cherub drowning! 
- A fae enchantress bent on revenge against an ancient foe—in a way only she can 
- The impromptu paranormal pet detective adventures of alchemist Caleb Kennedy 
- A glimpse into Simon Canderous’s previous life as a psychometric art thief and his first encounter with psychotic redheaded menace Mina Saria 
- A romantic birthday date night with Spellmason sidekicks Rory Torres and Marshall Blackmoore, including polearms, liches, and real housewives 
- Simon Canderous takes on an early case with the Department as he desperately tries to impress his ghosthunting partner high atop a skyscraper with a haunted castle penthouse 
- A Lovecraftian tale of horror that begs the question: who chooses the chosen ones?

Come. We’re dying to have you!

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clawandorder/claw-and-order-an-urban-fantasy-anthology-set-in-nyc










About Anton

Guest Blog by Anton Strout - Home, Creep, Home, or Returning to a Fan Favorite World
Fantasy and science fiction author Anton Strout has given readers equal shares of chills and laughter since the first book of his Simon Canderous paranormal detective series, Dead To Me, came out from Penguin/Ace Books in 2008. He continues his tales of mayhem in Manhattan with his second series, the Spellmason Chronicles, as he treats readers to the story of a girl and her gargoyle, and explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and love with his trademark snarky twist. He's also the host of The Once and Future Podcast, where he talks about writing, games, and other nerdy stuff with some of today's most popular speculative fiction authors. His latest project is CLAW AND ORDER, a collection of his short fiction and more, now on Kickstarter!

Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter @antonstrout  ~ The Once & Future Podcast

2020 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - October 2020 Debuts

2020 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - October 2020 Debuts


Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2020 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator/designer information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on July 31, 2020, unless the vote is extended. If the vote is extended the ending date will be updated.


Vote for your favorite October 2020 Debut Cover!
pollcode.com free polls




















Cover art by Larry Rostant






























Cover image (c) Alexandre Cappellari / Arcangel Images
Cover design by Adam Auerbach and Anthony Ramondo
Book design by Katy Riegel






The View From Monday - October 12, 2020

 
Happy Monday! After more than a week off just because, we are back.

There are 2 debuts this week;

Whiteland(The Whiteland Novels 1) by Rosie Cranie-Higgs;

and

White Trash Warlock(Adam Binder Novels 1) by David R. Slayton.

Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.


From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Raven Lady (Faery Rehistory 2) by Sharon Lynn Fisher;

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow;

The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk;

Black Sun (Between the Earth and Sky 1) by Rebecca Roanhorse;

and

In the Black by Patrick S. Tomlinson.

Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - October 12, 2020



Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

October 13, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
Non-Stop (e)(ri) Brian W. Aldiss SF
Recipes from the World of Tolkien: Inspired by the Legends Robert Tuesley Anderson Cooking/History
The Divers' Game (h2tp) Jesse Ball LF
Perish L. C. Barlow SF - Jack Harper Trilogy 2
To Lose the Earth Kirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek: Voyager
My Favorites: A Collection of Short Stories Ben Bova SF/SS
The Sensation Amanda Bridgeman WS/CrTh/SF/AP/PA - The Salvation 2
Pirate of the Prophecy Jack Campbell F - Empress of the Endless Sea 1
Explorer of the Endless Sea Jack Campbell F - Empress of the Endless Sea 2
Fate of the Free Lands Jack Campbell F - Empress of the Endless Sea 3
Ring Shout P. Djèlí Clark DF/HistF/H
Rendezvous with Rama (ri) Arthur C. Clarke SF/AC
Radio Free Albemuth (ri) Philip K. Dick SF/AC
Attack Surface Cory Doctorow SF/AP/PA/HSF/TechTh
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume 4 James D. Jenkins (Ed)
Ryan Cagle (Ed)
H - Anthology
We Will All Go Down Together (ri) Gemma Files H
Experimental Film (ri) Gemma Files H
The Hexslinger Series: A Book of Tongues, A Rope of Thorns, and A Tree of Bones (e)(ri) Gemma Files H
A Book of Tongues (ri) Gemma Files H - Hexslinger 1
A Rope of Thorns (ri) Gemma Files H - Hexslinger 2
A Tree of Bones (ri) Gemma Files H - Hexslinger 3
The Worm in Every Heart: Stories (e)(ri) Gemma Files H - SS
Kissing Carrion: Stories (e)(ri) Gemma Files H - SS
The Raven Lady Sharon Lynn Fisher F - Faery Rehistory 2
Trinity Sight (h2tp) Jennifer Givhan MR/LF
Forgotten Work Jason Guriel LF/Satire/CyP/Dys
Flesh and Steel Guy Haley SF/CM - Warhammer 40,000 0
The Once and Future Witches Alix E. Harrow AH/Occ/Sup/FL/HistF
Dune: The Duke of Caladan Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF/SO - The Caladan Trilogy 1
The Children of Tomorrow (e) Paul Antony Jones
Robert Greenberger
SF - This Alien Earth 3
Tindalos Asset Caitlin R. Kiernan DF/SF/H - Tinfoil Dossier 3
Changing Planes: Stories (ri) Ursula K. Le Guin SF
The Land Thomas Maltman STR/Gothic/Psy
Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense (h2tp) Lisa Morton (Ed)
Leslie S Klinger(Ed)
H - Anthology
The Midnight Bargain C. L. Polk HistF/RF/CW
Black Sun Rebecca Roanhorse F - Between Earth and Sky 1
The Emperor's Wolves Michelle Sagara F - The Wolves of Elantra 1
Vigil (ri) Angela Slatter UF/P/Cr - Verity Fassbinder 1
White Trash Warlock (D) David R. Slayton CF - Adam Binder Novels 1
Earth Abides (ri) George R Stewart SF/AP/PA
In the Black Patrick S. Tomlinson SF
The Age of Anxiety (h2tp) Pete Townshend Psy/CoA/LF/VM
Elegy for the Undead: A Novella Matthew Vesely H/SF/AP/PA
Night Terrors Tim Waggoner F/H/Cr - Shadow Watch
Video Palace: In Search of the Eyeless Man: Collected Stories Dr Maynard Wills H
Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick David Wong SF/Th/HU - Zoey Ashe 2
The Art of Magic: The Gathering - War of the Spark James Wyatt The Art of Magic: The Gathering 8



October 14, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
Placed into Abyss (Mise en Abyse): A Tor.com Original (e) Rachel Swirsky SF/TT



October 15, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
Whiteland Rosie Cranie-Higgs H/DF - The Whiteland Novels 1



October 16, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
Kitty's Mix-Tape Carrie Vaughn UF/P/DF/SS



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

2020 Debut Author Challenge - October 2020 Debuts


2020 Debut Author Challenge - October 2020 Debuts


There are 11 debuts for October 2020.

Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the United States, not copyright dates or non-US publication dates.

The October debut authors and their novels are listed in alphabetical order by author (not book title or publication date). Take a good look at the covers. Voting for your favorite October cover for the 2020 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on or about October 15, 2020.





Whiteland
The Whiteland Novels 1
BHC Press, October 15, 2020
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 328 pages
In a lonely Swiss mountain village, Kira’s holiday erupts. It’s winter, it’s eerie, and out in the woods something imbeds its claws into her sister.

When Romy returns, she’s different. She’s violent, inhuman, and by rights, should be dead. Even though things aren’t normal, all their parents care about is that she’s still alive.

In the otherworldly forest, Kira starts to pry, but secrets like to be kept. With the help of Callum, a sarcastic Scotsman, Kira stumbles upon the folkloric world of Whiteland, eating all she knows.

If Kira runs away, she’ll be safe. If she doesn’t, her family might not survive. In the end, there’s no mercy in revenge.






Shadows of the Short Days
Titan Books, October 20, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages
For fans of China Mieville and Neil Gaiman. A tale of revolution in a Reykjavik fuelled by industrialised magic, populated by humans, dimensional exiles, otherworldly creatures, psychoactive graffiti and demonic familiars.

A tale of revolution in a Reykjavik fuelled by industrialised magic, populated by humans, dimensional exiles, otherworldly creatures, psychoactive graffiti and demonic familiars.

HERE LIES A CITY…

FUELLED BY INDUSTRIALISED MAGIC. RULED BY A DESPOTIC CROWN. DEMANDING REVOLUTION.

WELCOME TO REYKJAVIK

Rebels and revolutionaries disappear into the infamous prison, the Nine, never to be heard from again. Masked police roam the streets, dark magic lurks in the shadows, and the implacable flying fortress casts its baleful eye over all below.

Sæmundur, addict and sorcerer, has been cast out from university, and forbidden to study magic. Dissident artist, Garún, is desperate for a just society and will do anything to achieve it. Both seek revolution in their own ways. Both seek power.

Together, they will change Reykjavik forever.






Plain Bad Heroines
William Morrow, October 20, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 640 pages
“Full of Victorian sapphic romance, metafictional horror, biting misandrist humor, Hollywood intrigue, and multiple timeliness—all replete with evocative illustrations that are icing on a deviously delicious cake.” –O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

“Brimming from start to finish with sly humor and gothic mischief. Brilliant.” — SARAH WATERS

Named a Most Anticipated Book by O, The Oprah Magazine • Vulture • Parade • Popsugar • Bustle • GoodReads • Autostraddle • Literary Hub • and more!

The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit

Our story begins in 1902, at the Brookhants School for Girls. Flo and Clara, two impressionable students, are obsessed with each other and with a daring young writer named Mary MacLane, the author of a scandalous bestselling memoir. To show their devotion to Mary, the girls establish their own private club and call it the Plain Bad Heroine Society. They meet in secret in a nearby apple orchard, the setting of their wildest happiness and, ultimately, of their macabre deaths. This is where their bodies are later discovered with a copy of Mary’s book splayed beside them, the victims of a swarm of stinging, angry yellow jackets. Less than five years later, the Brookhants School for Girls closes its doors forever—but not before three more people mysteriously die on the property, each in a most troubling way.

Over a century later, the now abandoned and crumbling Brookhants is back in the news when wunderkind writer Merritt Emmons publishes a breakout book celebrating the queer, feminist history surrounding the “haunted and cursed” Gilded Age institution. Her bestselling book inspires a controversial horror film adaptation starring celebrity actor and lesbian it girl Harper Harper playing the ill-fated heroine Flo, oppo­site B-list actress and former child star Audrey Wells as Clara. But as Brookhants opens its gates once again, and our three modern her­oines arrive on set to begin filming, past and present become grimly entangled—or perhaps just grimly exploited—and soon it’s impossible to tell where the curse leaves off and Hollywood begins.

A story within a story within a story and featuring black-and-white period-inspired illustrations, Plain Bad Heroines is a devilishly haunting, modern masterwork of metafiction that manages to combine the ghostly sensibility of Sarah Waters with the dark imagination of Marisha Pessl and the sharp humor and incisive social commentary of Curtis Sittenfeld into one laugh-out-loud funny, spellbinding, and wonderfully luxuriant read.






The Mirror Man
MIRA, October 20, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages
Meet Jeremiah Adams. There are two of him.

The offer is too tempting: be part of a scientific breakthrough, step out of his life for a year, and be paid hugely for it. When ViMed Pharmaceutical asks Jeremiah to be part of an illegal cloning experiment, he sees it as a break from an existence he feels disconnected from. No one will know he’s been replaced—not the son who ignores him, not his increasingly distant wife—since a revolutionary drug called Meld can transfer his consciousness and memories to his copy.

From a luxurious apartment, he watches the clone navigate his day-to-day life. But soon Jeremiah discovers that examining himself from an outsider’s perspective isn’t what he thought it would be, and he watches in horror as “his” life spirals out of control. ViMed needs the experiment to succeed—they won’t call it off, and are prepared to remove any obstacle. With his family in danger, Jeremiah needs to finally find the courage to face himself head-on.






Consensual Hex
Grand Central Publishing, October 6, 2020
Hardcover and ebook, 320 pages
The Craft for the #MeToo era, this debut unfolds a riveting psychological drama shot through with sharp humor and dark magic for readers of Ninth House and The Power.

When Lee, a first year at Smith, is raped under eerie circumstances during orientation week by an Amherst frat boy, she's quickly disillusioned by her lack of recourse. As her trauma boils within her, Lee is selected for an exclusive seminar on Gender, Power, and Witchcraft, where she meets Luna (an alluring Brooklyn hipster), Gabi (who has a laundry list of phobias), and Charlotte (a waifish, chill international student). Granted a charter for a coven and suddenly in possession of real magic, the four girls are tasked by their aloof Professor with covertly retrieving a grimoire that an Amherst fraternity has gotten their hands on. But when the witches realize the frat brothers are using magic to commit and cover up sexual assault all over Northampton, their exploits escalate into vigilante justice. As Lee's thirst for revenge on her rapist grows, things spiral out of control, pitting witch against witch as they must wrestle with how far one is willing to go to heal.

Consensual Hex is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive portrait of a young woman coming of age, uncovering the ways in which love and obsession and looking to fit in can go hand in hand. Lee, an outstanding, magical anti-heroine, refuses to be pigeonholed as a model victim or a horrific example. Instead, her caustic voice demands our attention, clawing out from every page, equally vicious and vulnerable as she lures us, then dares us, to transgress. Dark, biting, and archly camp, Consensual Hex announces Harlowe as a significant talent.







Northern Wrath
The Hanged God Trilogy 1
Solaris, October 27, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 700 pages
"Packs a punch worthy of the Thunderer himself. It rocks!" -- Joanne Harris, author of The Gospel of Loki

“Holdt wows in her Norse mythology–inspired debut…an electrifying adventure” -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

A dead man, walking between the worlds, foresees the end of the gods. A survivor searching for a weapon releases a demon from fiery Muspelheim. A village is slaughtered by Christians, and revenge must be taken.

The bonds between the gods and Midgard are weakening. It is up to Hilda, Ragnar, their tribesmen Einer and Finn, the chief's wife Siv and Tyra, her adopted daughter, to fight to save the old ways from dying out, and to save their gods in the process.

Following in the steps of Neil Gaiman & Joanne Harris, the author expertly weaves Norse myths and compelling characters into this fierce, magical epic fantasy.

"Ferocious, compelling, fiercely beautiful. Fantasy at its very best." -- Anna Smith Spark, author of the Empires of Dust series

“This is fantasy as it should be written: savage, liminal, full of wonder and magic.” -- Gavin G. Smith, author of The Bastard Legion series

“A promising start for a series that will gratify lovers of epic tales.” -- Aurealis






Once Again
Alcove Press, October 6, 2020
Hardcover and eBook 
An imaginative, emotional debut novel for fans of Ann Patchett about one woman’s fight to save her daughter from repeating a deadly fate.

What if you had one chance to save someone you lost?

Isolated in the aftermath of tragedy, Erin Fullarton has felt barely alive since the loss of her young daughter, Korrie. She tries to mark the milestones her therapist suggests–like today, the 500th day without Korrie–but moving through grief is like swimming against a dark current.

Her estranged husband, Zac, a brilliant astrophysicist, seems to be coping better. Lost in his work, he’s perfecting his model of a stunning cosmological phenomenon, one he predicts will occur today–an event so rare, it keeps him from being able to acknowledge Erin’s coinciding milestone.

But when Erin receives a phone call from her daughter’s school, the same call she received five hundred days earlier when Korrie was still alive, Erin realizes something is happening. Or happening again. Struggling to understand the sudden shifts in time, she pieces together that the phenomenon Zac is tracking may have presented her with the gift of a lifetime: the chance to save her daughter.

Unable to reach Zac or convince the authorities of what is happening, Erin is forced to find the answer on her own. Erin must battle to keep the past from repeating–or risk losing her daughter for good.





Kevin Lambert
David Winkler (Translator)

You Will Love What You Have Killed
Biblioasis, October 6, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 186 pages
Faldistoire’s grandfather thinks he’s a ghost. Sylvie’s mother reads tarot and summons stormclouds to mete her witch’s justice. Behind his Dad of the Year demeanour, Sébastien’s father hides dark designs. It’s Croustine’s grandfather who makes the boy a pair of slippers from the dead family dog, but it’s his father, the cannily-named Kevin Lambert, who always seems to be nearby when tragedy strikes, and in the cemetery, under the baleful eyes of toads, small graves are dug one after the other: Chicoutimi, Quebec, is a dangerous place for children. But these young victims of rape, arbitrary violence, and senseless murder keep coming back from the dead. They return to school, explore their sexualities, keep tabs on grown-up sins—and plot their apocalyptic retribution.

Surreal and darkly comic, this debut novel by Kevin Lambert, one of the most celebrated and controversial writers to come out of Quebec in recent memory, takes the adult world to task—and then takes revenge.






The Night Will Find Us
Keylight Books, October 20, 2020
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
They say never go into the woods at night…

School’s out for summer and that means one thing to Parker, Chloe, and their four friends: a well-deserved camping trip in the Pine Barrens, a million-acre forest deep in the heart of New Jersey. But when old grudges erupt, an argument escalates into the unthinkable, leaving one of them dead and the killer missing. As darkness descends and those left alive try to determine a course of action, the forest around them begins to change…

In the morning, more of the group has vanished and the path that led them into the woods is gone―as if consumed by the forest itself. Lost and hungry, the remaining friends set out to find help, only to realize that the forest seems to have other plans―a darker, ancient horror lies dead and dreaming in a lake in the center of the woods. And it’s calling to them.

Meanwhile, deep in the trees, the killer is still at large, and one of the group’s own has started to transform and warp into something other. Something inhuman. Something that wants to feast.

Banding together to survive, the friends soon begin to understand the true nature of the horror waiting for them in the Pine Barrens―and that not all of them will make it out alive.






The Witch Hunter
Berkley, October 27, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages
A shocking murder in an affluent Helsinki suburb has ties to witchcraft and the occult in this thrilling U.S. debut from Finnish author Max Seeck.

A bestselling author’s wife has been found dead in a gorgeous black evening gown, sitting at the head of an empty dining table. Her most chilling feature—her face is frozen in a ghastly smile.

At first it seems as though a deranged psychopath is reenacting the gruesome murders from the Witch Hunt trilogy, bestsellers written by the victim’s husband. But investigator Jessica Niemi soon realizes she’s not looking for a single killer but rather for dozens of believers in a sinister form of witchcraft who know her every move and are always one step ahead.

As the bodies start piling up, Jessica knows they won’t stop until they get what they want. And when her dark past comes to light, Jessica finds herself battling her own demons while desperately trying to catch a coven of killers before they claim their next victim.






White Trash Warlock
The Adam Binder Novels 1
Blackstone Publishing, October 13, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages
Not all magicians go to schools of magic.

Adam Binder has the Sight. It’s a power that runs in his bloodline: the ability to see beyond this world and into another, a realm of magic populated by elves, gnomes, and spirits of every kind. But for much of Adam’s life, that power has been a curse, hindering friendships, worrying his backwoods family, and fueling his abusive father’s rage.

Years after his brother, Bobby, had him committed to a psych ward, Adam is ready to come to grips with who he is, to live his life on his terms, to find love, and maybe even use his magic to do some good. Hoping to track down his missing father, Adam follows a trail of cursed artifacts to Denver, only to discover that an ancient and horrifying spirit has taken possession of Bobby’s wife.

It isn’t long before Adam becomes the spirit’s next target. To survive the confrontation, save his sister-in-law, and learn the truth about his father, Adam will have to risk bargaining with very dangerous beings … including his first love.


October 2020 Releases


Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in October  2020. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US. Check The View From Monday each week for each week's updated release list.


October 2020 Releases



Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.

October 1, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
I Am DustLouise Beech PsyTh
Devoted (ri)
Dean Koontz Sus/SupTh/H
The Haunting of H. G. WellsRobert Masello HistTh/SupTh/Occ/Sup
Evil in TechnicolorJoe M. McDermott (Ed)
H - Anthology
From the Wreck (h2tp)
Jane Rawson LF
The Midnight CircusJane Yolen FairyT/FolkT/LM/DF/SS



October 2, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Monsterland: (A Hulu Series)Nathan Ballingrud SS/H/CF/SF



October 5, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Halloween SeasonLucy A. Snyder DF/SS



October 6, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mother of Kings (e)(ri)
Poul Anderson F
Genesis (e)(ri)Poul Anderson SF
War of the Gods (e)(ri)Poul Anderson F
Two Novels of Far-Future Apocalypse: The Winter of the World and Twilight World (e)(ri)Poul Anderson SF
Curse of HonorDavid Annandale F - Legend of the Five Rings 
Over the Woodward WallA. Deborah Baker DF
The Case of the Twisted TruthsLucy Banks PCM/GH/Sus - Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 4
The Luna Missile Crisis (h2tp)Rhett C. Bruno
Jaime Castle
AH/SF
Daughter of Black LakeCathy Marie Buchanan Hist/F/LF
Imaginary Friend (h2tp)Stephen Chbosky H/SupTh/PsyTh/STR/GH
Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: TyphoonWesley Chu H
Silence in the ShadowsDarcy Coates H/Occ/Sup/SF/AP/PA/SupTh/Dys - A Black Winter Novel 2
The Enchanted (ri)Rene Denfeld LF - Harper Perennial Olive Editions
Nightmare Flower (Monster, She Wrote)Elizabeth Engstrom SS/H
Future Home of the Living God (ri)Louise Erdrich F/CW - Harper Perennial Olive Editions
The Companions (h2tp)Katie M. Flynn Dys
The Archive of the ForgottenA. J. Hackwith F/CF/HU - A Novel from Hell's Library 2
Consensual Hex (D)Amanda Harlowe LF/MR/Occ/Sup/CW
The Return (h2tp)Rachel Harrison H/Occ/Sup
Weird World War IIISean Patrick Hazlett (Ed)SF - Anthology
Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical MagicAlice Hoffman LF
A New History of the Future in 100 Objects: A FictionAdrian Hon SF/HSF/AH
Once Again (D)Catherine Wallace Hope Sus/FL/CW
The Queen of the Tearling (ri)Erika Johansen F - Harper Perennial Olive Editions
The Eye of the World (ri)Robert Jordan F - The Wheel of Time 1
The BladeboneAusma Zehanat Khan F - Khorasan Archives 4
The Hollow PlacesT. Kingfisher H
Elsewhere (Illustrated Edition)Dean Koontz TechTh/Sus/CM
The Rib from Which I Remake the World (ri)Ed Kurtz H
You Will Love What You Have Killed (D - English)Kevin Lambert
Donald Winkler (Tr)
LF/H - Biblioasis International Translation Series
Ursula K. Le Guin: Annals of the Western Shore: Gifts / Voices / PowersUrsula K. Le Guin F/CoA/LF - Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin Edition 5
The Hobbit SketchbookAlan Lee F
A Wild Winter SwanGregory Maguire FairyT/FolkT/LM
Sassinak (ri)Anne McCaffrey
Elizabeth Moon
SF/SO
The Autobiography of Kathryn JanewayUna Mccormack SF/AC/Biography
EarthlingsSayaka Murata
Ginny Tapley Takemori (Tr)
CoA/LF/MR
Cardiff, by the Sea: Four Novellas of SuspenseJoyce Carol Oates PsyTh/H
Who Fears Death (ri)Nnedi Okorafor SF/AP/PA/DF/CulH
Night TrainDavid Quantick H/BHU
Aurora RisingAlastair Reynolds SF/CM/GenEng/HSF/SO - The Prefect Dreyfus Emergencies 1
The Rise of Magicks (h2tp)Nora Roberts P/PNR/SupTh/SF/AP/PA/Dys - Chronicles of The One 3
The Ministry for the FutureKim Stanley Robinson SF/AP/PA/LF/GW&CC/HSF
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueV. E. Schwab HistF/LF
Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, GlimpsesLynne Sharon Schwartz SS
The Last CampaignMartin L. Shoemaker SF/CM/HSF - Near-Earth Mysteries 2
The History of Middle-earth Boxed SetChristopher Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien
F - History of Middle-earth
The History of Middle-earth, Part OneChristopher Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien
F - History of Middle-earth 1
The History of Middle-earth, Part TwoChristopher Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien
F - History of Middle-earth 2
The History of Middle-earth, Part ThreeChristopher Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien
F - History of Middle-earth Series 3
The Devil and the Dark WaterStuart Turton HistTh/LF/Occ/Sup
The Valkyrie ProtocolDavid Weber
Jacob Holo
SF/TT - Gordian Division 2
The Golem and the Jinni (ri)Helene Wecker Hist - Harper Perennial Olive Editions



October 13, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Non-Stop (e)(ri)Brian W. Aldiss SF
Recipes from the World of Tolkien: Inspired by the LegendsRobert Tuesley Anderson Cooking/History
The Divers' Game (h2tp)Jesse Ball LF
PerishL. C. Barlow SF - Jack Harper Trilogy 2
To Lose the EarthKirsten Beyer SF - Star Trek: Voyager
My Favorites: A Collection of Short StoriesBen Bova SF/SS
The SensationAmanda Bridgeman WS/CrTh/SF/AP/PA - The Salvation 2
Pirate of the ProphecyJack Campbell F - Empress of the Endless Sea 1
Explorer of the Endless SeaJack Campbell F - Empress of the Endless Sea 2
Fate of the Free LandsJack Campbell F - Empress of the Endless Sea 3
Ring ShoutP. Djèlí Clark DF/HistF/H
Rendezvous with Rama (ri)Arthur C. Clarke SF/AC
Radio Free Albemuth (ri)Philip K. Dick SF/AC
Attack SurfaceCory Doctorow SF/AP/PA/HSF/TechTh
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories, Volume 4James D. Jenkins (Ed)
Ryan Cagle (Ed)
H - Anthology
We Will All Go Down Together (ri)Gemma Files H
Experimental Film (ri)Gemma Files H
The Hexslinger Series: A Book of Tongues, A Rope of Thorns, and A Tree of Bones (e)(ri)Gemma Files H
A Book of Tongues (ri)Gemma Files H - Hexslinger 1
A Rope of Thorns (ri)Gemma Files H - Hexslinger 2
A Tree of Bones (ri)Gemma Files H - Hexslinger 3
The Worm in Every Heart: Stories (e)(ri)Gemma Files H - SS
Kissing Carrion: Stories (e)(ri)Gemma Files H - SS
The Raven LadySharon Lynn Fisher F - Faery Rehistory 2
Trinity Sight (h2tp)Jennifer Givhan MR/LF
Forgotten WorkJason Guriel LF/Satire/CyP/Dys
Flesh and SteelGuy Haley SF/CM - Warhammer 40,000 0
The Once and Future WitchesAlix E. Harrow AH/Occ/Sup/FL/HistF
Dune: The Duke of CaladanBrian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF/SO - The Caladan Trilogy 1
The Children of Tomorrow (e)Paul Antony Jones
Robert Greenberger
SF - This Alien Earth 3
Tindalos AssetCaitlin R. Kiernan DF/SF/H - Tinfoil Dossier 3
Changing Planes: Stories (ri)Ursula K. Le Guin SF
Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of the StapletonsJames Lovegrove MD/Hist/Occ/Sup
The LandThomas Maltman STR/Gothic/Psy
Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense (h2tp)Lisa Morton (Ed)
Leslie S Klinger(Ed)
H - Anthology
Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic FictionMark Payne SF/LC/HC
The Midnight BargainC. L. Polk HistF/RF/CW
Black SunRebecca Roanhorse F - Between Earth and Sky 1
Barnabas Collins versus the Warlock (ri)Marylin Ross Gothic - Dark Shadows the Complete Library 11
The Emperor's WolvesMichelle Sagara F - The Wolves of Elantra 1
Vigil (ri)Angela Slatter UF/P/Cr - Verity Fassbinder 1
White Trash Warlock (D)David R. Slayton CF - Adam Binder Novels 1
Earth Abides (ri)George R Stewart SF/AP/PA
In the BlackPatrick S. Tomlinson SF
The Age of Anxiety (h2tp)Pete Townshend Psy/CoA/LF/VM
Elegy for the Undead: A NovellaMatthew Vesely H/SF/AP/PA
Night TerrorsTim Waggoner F/H/Cr - Shadow Watch
Video Palace: In Search of the Eyeless Man: Collected StoriesDr Maynard Wills H
Zoey Punches the Future in the DickDavid Wong SF/Th/HU - Zoey Ashe 2
The Art of Magic: The Gathering - War of the SparkJames Wyatt The Art of Magic: The Gathering 8



October 14, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Placed into Abyss (Mise en Abyse): A Tor.com Original (e)Rachel Swirsky SF/TT



October 15, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
WhitelandRosie Cranie-Higgs H/DF - The Whiteland Novels 1



October 16, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Kitty's Mix-TapeCarrie Vaughn UF/P/DF/SS



October 20, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (ri)John Joseph Adams (Ed)MD - Anthology
RubyNina Allan SF/F/LF
Ninth House (h2tp)Leigh Bardugo SupTh/P/Occ/Sup
MachineElizabeth Bear SF/SO - White Space 2
The Last DruidTerry Brooks F - Fall of Shannara 4
Reviving the Hawthorn SistersEmily Carpenter Gothic/CW/Southern
Plain Bad Heroines (D-Adult)Emily M. Danforth Gothic
The Best Horror of the Year Volume TwelveEllen Datlow (Ed)H - Anthology
Halo: Shadows of Reach: A Master Chief StoryTroy Denning SF - Halo 27
Voodoo HeartJohn Everson H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected FictionNeil Gaiman SS
The Mirror Man (D)Jane Gilmartin SF/HSF/Sus/GenEng/Th
World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde & Lord of the Clans: The Illustrated NovelsChristie Golden F
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume OnePaula Guran (Ed)DF/H - Anthology
A Shadow on the LensSam Hurcom HistTh/Cr/Gothic
The Shirley Jackson CollectionShirley Jackson
Joyce Carol Oates (Ed)
Ruth Franklin (Ed)
LF/PsyTh/Classics
Shirley Jackson: Four Novels of the 1940s & 50s: The Road Through the Wall / Hangsaman / The Bird's Nest / The SundialShirley Jackson
Ruth Franklin (Ed)
Psy/PsyTh/Classics
The PortalRussell James H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction AnthologyMur Lafferty (Ed)
S. B. Divya (Ed)
SF - Anthology
Greyfriars ReformatoryFrazer Lee H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Phoenix ExtravagantYoon Ha Lee F
To Hold Up the SkyCixin Liu SF - Collection
Knight of StarsTom Lloyd F - God Fragments
The Night Will Find Us (D)Matthew Lyons H/SupTh/Occ/Sup
Sabbath (h2tp)Nick Mamatas SupTh/DF
The Dark LibraryCyrille Martinez
Joseph Patrick Stancil (Tr)
AB/MR/LF
Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children, Volumes 1-3: Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Beneath the Sugar SkySeanan McGuire CF/DF/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Wayward Children
After SundownMark Morris (Ed)H - Anthology - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Don't MoveJames S. Murray
Darren Wearmouth
H
In the Forest (ri)Edna O'Brien LF
The Necessary Beggar (ri)Susan Palwick SF/HSF/PA/AP
Wild Fell: A Ghost Story (e)(ri)Michael Rowe H
October (e)(ri)Michael Rowe H
Enter, Night (e)(ri)Michael Rowe H
The Sun Down Motel (h2tp)Simone St. James SupTh/H/CW
An Argumentation of HistoriansJodi Taylor HistF - Chronicles of St. Mary's 9
Unfinished Tales Illustrated EditionJ.R.R. TolkienF
Fourth IslandSarah Tolmie HistF/FairyT/FolkT/LM
BoyBrent van Staalduinen LF/CoA/MR
Shadows of the Short Days (D - US)Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson CF/Pol/AB
Mean MachineAleksandr Voinov Dys/Sports
The Ghost Stories Of Edith WhartonEdith Wharton Classics/GH/SS - VMC Designer Collection,Virago Modern Classics Series
The Christmas Spirits on Tradd StreetKaren White CW/GH - Tradd Street Series 6
Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative FictionJoshua Whitehead (Ed)LGBT/Native American & Aboriginal/SF - Anthology
The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (ri)Tyler Whitesides F - Kingdom of Grit 1



October 21, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
City of Red Midnight: A Hikayat: A Tor.com Original (e)Usman T. Malik F



October 27, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Hammer and the Eagle: The Icons of the Warhammer WorldsDan Abnett SF - Warhammer 40,000 0
Gamechanger (h2tp)L. X. Beckett SF/AC/CyP
Interference (h2tp)Sue Burke SF/AC/HSF - Semiosis Duology 2
Madeleine Is Sleeping (ri)Sarah Shun-lien Bynum LF/CoA/FairyT/FolkT/LM
The Best of Jerry PournelleJohn F. Carr (Ed)SF/SS
The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded EditionRae Carson SF/SO/MTI - Star Wars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume FiveNeil Clarke (Ed)SF - Anthology
Bane's ChoiceAlyssa Day PNR
How the Multiverse Got Its RevengeK. Eason SF/SO/HU - The Thorne Chronicles 2
48 Hours (tp2mm)William R. Forstchen TechTh/SF/AP/PA
Love in the Time of Cholera (Illustrated Edition)Gabriel García Márquez MR/LF/Classics - Vintage International
Till Sudden Death Do Us Part (h2tp)Simon R. Green SupM/DF - An Ishmael Jones Mystery 7
Lion El'Jonson: Lord of the FirstDavid Guymer SF/SO - The Horus Heresy: Primarchs/td>
Dune: House Atreides (ri)Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Prelude to Dune 1
Dune: House Harkonnen (ri)Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Prelude to Dune Series 2
Dune: House Corrino (ri)Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF - Prelude to Dune Series 3
Northern Wrath (D)Thilde Kold Holdt The Hanged God Trilogy 1
Critical Point (h2mm)S. L. Huang SF/TechTh - Cas Russell 3
Syn & SalvationBeth Kander SF/GenEng/AP/PA/Dys/TechTh - Original Syn Trilogy 3
SinderKathleen Kaufman Occ/Sup/Horror - Diabhal 2
Accepting the LanceSharon Lee
Steve Miller
SF/SO - Liaden Universe® 22
Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon (h2tp)James Lovegrove Occ/Sup/HistM
People of the CityMarshall Ryan Maresca UF/F - Maradaine Elite 3
Antediluvian (h2mm)Wil McCarthy SF/HSF
The Twelve Strange Days of ChristmasSyd Moore Cr/SS/H - An Essex Witch Museum Mystery Collection
Nexus & Other StoriesThomas Parrott SF/SE - Warhammer 40,000
The Ankh-Morpork Archives: Volume OneTerry Pratchett F
Chicory Up (e)(ri)Irene Radford F - Pixie Chronicles 2
Life and Limb (h2tp)Jennifer Roberson F/UF/DF - Blood and Bone 1
The Peril of Barnabas CollinsMarylin Ross Gothic/Occ - Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint Book 12
Barnabas Collins and the Mysterious GhostMarylin Ross Gothic/Occ - Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint Book 13
Song of the Risen God: A Tale of the Coven (h2mm)R. A. Salvatore F/DF - Coven 3
The Tower of FoolsAndrzej Sapkowski
David French (Tr)
F/HistF - Hussite Trilogy 1
The Witch Hunter (D- US)Max Seeck PP/Occ/Sup
Seduced by the WolfTerry Spear PNR/P - Heart of the Wolf
Dead Before Dark (ri)Wendy Corsi Staub Sus/H/WS
Dead Lies DreamingCharles Stross CF/DF - Laundry Files 10
Lord of Secrets (ri)Breanna Teintze F/HU/RF - The Empty Gods 1
The Very Hungry Zombie: A Parody (ri)Michael Teitelbaum HU
The Very Thirsty Vampire: A Parody (ri)Michael Teitelbaum HU
Sacrosanct & Other StoriesC L Werner F - Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
London Centric: Tales of Future LondonIan Whates (Ed)SF - Anthology



October 28, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Little Witch: A Tor.com Original (e)M. Rickert DF



October 31, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Stitch in TimeKelley Armstrong Sup/Sus - A Stitch in Time 1
Seven of InfinitiesAliette de Bodard SF
Dying With Her Cheer Pants On: Stories of the Fighting PumpkinsSeanan McGuire F - SS



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

Interview with Kevin Hearne


Please welcome Kevin Hearne to The Qwillery. Ink & Sigil, a novel From the World of the Iron Druid Chronciles, was published by Del Rey on August 25, 2020.



Interview with Kevin Hearne




TQWelcome back to The Qwillery! We last chatted in 2011. Since then you have completed The Iron Druid Chronicles, started new series, and now have returned the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles. How has your writing process changed since Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles 1) was published? 

Kevin:  Hounded was completely pantsed, as they say, with no outline whatsoever. I stopped to research as needed as I figured things out. Now I write outlines and then skip around the book nonlinearly to make sure I'm productive every day and don't get stuck on an early chapter when a really fun chapter is waiting to be written. It allows me to draft much quicker than writing from beginning to end with no idea of how it will turn out. 



TQ:  Why have you returned to the World of the Iron Druid Chronicles with Ink & Sigil? 

Kevin:  I love the world, basically, where all religions, all pantheons are real, the gods and monsters just out of our sight, and we have our modern accoutrements to distract us from what's really going on. 



TQ:  How does this new series fit in with The Iron Druid Chronicles? 

Kevin:  Al MacBharrais is a sigil agent, and they write and enforce magical contracts that have to do with the rights of gods and monsters to visit our world. The Iron Druid would occasionally do this work—kick demons back to hell or what have you—but there was a lot more work to be done than what a single Druid could handle, so Brighid made sigil agents to pick up the slack. 


TQ:  Describe Ink & Sigil using only 5 words. 

Kevin:  Whisky, magic, and wizard vans! 



TQ:  Tell us something about Ink & Sigil that is not found in the book description. 

Kevin:  Its very serious subject regards human trafficking, though it is primarily viewed through the lens of Fae trafficking. 



TQ:  Does Ink & Sigil touch on any social issues? 

Kevin:  It does. It tackles the widespread issue of human trafficking, and research for that was pretty harrowing. 



TQ:  Give us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery quotes from Ink & Sigil. 

Kevin:  

"A toast! Tae inks and sigils and straight razors, tae good bosses and wizards on lizards, tae outsmarting evil when ye can and kicking its arse when ye cannae do that, and tae distillers of fine spirits everywhere. Sláinte!"



TQ:  Thank you for joining us again at The Qwillery!





Ink & Sigil
From the World of the Iron Druid Chronicles
Del Rey, August 25, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

Interview with Kevin Hearne
New York Times bestselling author Kevin Hearne returns to the world of his beloved Iron Druid Chronicles in a spin-off series about an eccentric master of rare magic solving an uncanny mystery in Scotland. 

“Ink & Sigil is escape reading, and I loved every word.”—Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of A Longer Fall 

Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache, an appreciation for craft cocktails—and a most unique magical talent. He can cast spells with magically enchanted ink and he uses his gifts to protect our world from rogue minions of various pantheons, especially the Fae. 

But he is also cursed. Anyone who hears his voice will begin to feel an inexplicable hatred for Al, so he can only communicate through the written word or speech apps. And his apprentices keep dying in peculiar freak accidents. As his personal life crumbles around him, he devotes his life to his work, all the while trying to crack the secret of his curse. 

But when his latest apprentice, Gordie, turns up dead in his Glasgow flat, Al discovers evidence that Gordie was living a secret life of crime. Now Al is forced to play detective—while avoiding actual detectives who are wondering why death seems to always follow Al. Investigating his apprentice’s death will take him through Scotland’s magical underworld, and he’ll need the help of a mischievous hobgoblin if he’s to survive.





About Kevin

Interview with Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne
hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea. He is the author of The Seven Kennings series and the New York Times bestselling series The Iron Druid Chronicles, and co-author of The Tales of Pell with Delilah S. Dawson.


Twitter @Kevin Hearne


Photo © Kimberly Hearne

The View From Monday ... On Tuesday - September 29, 2020

 
It is the last Tuesday in September.

There is one debut this week:

Bestiary by K-Ming Chan.
 
The View From Monday ... On Tuesday - September 29, 2020
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.




From formerly featured DAC Authors:
 
The True Bastards (The Lot Lands 2) is out in Trade Paperback;
 
A Blight of Blackwings (Seven Kennings 1) by Keven Hearne is out in Mass Market Paperback;
 
and
 
The Kraken's Tooth (The Seven Swords 2) by Anthony Ryan.
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday ... On Tuesday - September 29, 2020



Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels, etc. by formerly featured DAC Authors are highlighted in green.
 
September 29, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Tricky Treats: Halloween Delights for Appetizers, Snacks, Dinner, and Dessert! Vincent Amiel Cooking
God of War - The Official Novelization (tp2mm) J.M. Barlog MTI/F
A Witch to Remember Heather Blake PCM - A Wishcraft Mystery 9
The Cabin on Souder Hill Lonnie Busch Th
Battle Ground Jim Butcher UF - Dresden Files17
The Cunning Man D.J. Butler
Aaron Michael Ritchey
UF
Bestiary (D) K-Ming Chang LF/MR/Asian American
The Nesting C. J. Cooke SupTh/H/CW
Target Rich Environment, Volume 2 (h2mm) Larry Correia F - Collection
The Gossamer Mage (h2tp) Julie E. Czerneda F/DF
Lethal Game (h2mm) Christine Feehan R/PNR - GhostWalker 16
The Constant Rabbit Jasper Fforde CF/HU/F
1636: The China Venture (h2mm) Eric Flint
Iver P. Cooper
SF/TT - Ring of Fire 27
Uprising Denny Flowers SF/AP/PA - Necromunda
The Dragon Waiting John M. Ford AH/F
The True Bastards (h2tp) Jonathan French F/DF - The Lot Lands 2
Dreaming Death Heather Graham SupTh/Sus/GH/PNR - Krewe of Hunters 32
Forgotten Work Jason Guriel LF/Satire/CyP/Dys
The Midnight Library Matt Haig CW/SF/TT/LF
A Discovery of Witches (ri) Deborah Harkness Occ/Sup/R/Th - All Souls 1
A Blight of Blackwings (h2mm) Kevin Hearne F/P - Seven Kennings 2
Burning Roses S. L. Huang F/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Null Set (h2mm) S. L. Huang SF/TechTh/HU - Cas Russell 2
The Loop Jeremy Robert Johnson SupTh
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption Stephen King H
The Case of the Spellbound Child (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey HistF/Gaslamp - Elemental Masters 14
Snakeskins (tp2mm) Tim Major SF/TechTh
Mutation Michael McBride SupTh/AC - A Unit 51 Novel
Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope (h2tp) Una McCormack SF - Star Trek: Picard
A Deadly Education Naomi Novik F/CF/CoA - The Scholomance 1
Blue Planet Jane O'Reilly SF/SO/AC/SFR - Second Species Trilogy 3
Night Train (e) David Quantick H/SF/BHU
House of Suns (ri) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO
Pushing Ice (ri) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO
Sleep Donation Karen Russell LF/H/VM - Vintage Contemporaries
Clerk Guillermo Saccomanno
Andrea G. Labinger (Tr)
LF/SF/Noir/Psy
Immortal Angel Lynsay Sands PNR - Argeneau Vampire 31
Fantastic Tales Iginio Ugo Tarchetti
Lawrence Venuti (Tr)
Gothic/SS/HistF
Last Chancers: Armageddon Saint Gav Thorpe SF - Warhammer 40,000
The Sinner (h2mm) J.R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 18
Mrs. Morris and the Ghost of Christmas Past Traci Wilton PCM - A Salem B&B Mystery 3



September 30, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Edited By Ellen Datlow (Ed) H/SF/SF - Anthology
Dancers in the Dark & Layla Steps Up: The Layla Collection Charlaine Harris UF
The Kraken's Tooth Anthony Ryan F - The Seven Swords 2



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Ke - Kindle eBook
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical

Note: Not all genres and formats are found in the books, etc. listed above.

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors

 
Here are some of the upcoming October 2020 works by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) Authors! The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Lucy Banks (2017)

The Case of the Twisted Truths
Dr. Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 4
Amberjack Publishing, October 6, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Kester and Ribero’s team of inept supernatural investigators are back again. But this time, the stakes have been raised. Hrschni, a powerful daemon, together with the rest of the Thelemites, are hellbent on bringing spirits back to the world of the humans...at any cost. Kester needs to gain control of his unique abilities, while coming to terms with the fact that his mother had more secrets than he realized. He must also decide where his allegiances really lie. As the twisted truths keep coming out, he finds it increasingly hard to know who to trust.






Ausma Zehanat Khan(2017)

The Bladebone
Korasan Archives 4
Harper Voyager, October 6, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 512 pages
A powerful band of women warriors must face off against an oppressive enemy in one final showdown that will determine their survival and the fate of their world in this concluding volume in Ausma Zehanat Khan's powerful fantasy series—an epic of magic, bravery, adventure, and the fight for freedom that lies "somewhere between N. K. Jemisin and George R. R. Martin" (Saladin Ahmed).

Armed with the powerful sorcery of the Bloodprint and supported by the Talisman, the oppressive One-Eyed Preacher is on the verge of conquering Ashfall, the Black Khan’s capital in the west. Yet not all is lost for Arian, Sinnia and the Council of Hira. If these brave female warriors can uncover the secrets of an ancient magic weapon known as the Bladebone, they can defeat the Preacher and crush his cruel regime.

Neither Arian and Sinnia, nor their allies, the Mages of Khorasan, know the Bladebone’s whereabouts, and not all may survive the search to uncover it. Pursued by a nefarious enemy aligned with the Preacher, they become separated, each following a different path. Then, in their darkest hour, unexpected help appears. But is the Khanum of Black Aura a friend or foe? Arian may discover the answer too late.

When the secret of the Bladebone is finally revealed, the knowledge comes at a devastating price for Arian. As the capital falls, only Hira, home of the Companions, stands in the way of the Preacher’s victory. While the Companions rise to defend their Citadel from enemies outside and within, Arian must face off in a cataclysmic battle with the Preacher that pits the powers of the Bloodprint against the Sana Codex.

For those who survive, Khorasan will never be the same.






Yoon Ha Lee (2018)

Phoenix Extravagant
Solaris Books, October 20, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 416 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The new blockbuster original fantasy work from Nebula, Hugo and Clarke award nominated author Yoon Ha Lee!  
“An arresting tale of loyalty, identity, and the power of art... Lee’s masterful storytelling is sure to wow.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review 

Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. 

One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers. 

But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifying crimes—and the awful source of the magical pigments they use—they find they can no longer stay out of politics. 

What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry’s mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight… 

"Phoenix Extravagant is a book containing ruminations on imperialism, the function and sanctity of art, acculturation, and the morality of love. It also contains a bloody big and unexpectedly adorable mechanical dragon." - Jonathan L. Howard, author of the Johannes Cabal books 

"The emphasis on art and painting gives the writing a poetic quality, added to by the elements of magic and mythology, which shows the depth of Lee’s research with a deft hand." -- The Nerd Daily 

"An elegant, eloquent novel, tense and full of incident." -- Locus
The View From Monday - October 26, 2020The View From Monday ... On TuesdayGuest Blog by Anton Strout - Home, Creep, Home, or Returning to a Fan Favorite World 2020 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - October 2020 DebutsThe View From Monday - October 12, 20202020 Debut Author Challenge - October 2020 DebutsOctober 2020 ReleasesInterview with Kevin HearneThe View From Monday ... On Tuesday - September 29, 2020Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors

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