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The View From Monday - October 8, 2012

The View From Monday - October 8, 2012

Happy Monday!  It's the second Monday in October. New York Comic Con starts later this week!! Hope everyone who going has a great time.

This week at The Qwillery: Interviews with or Guest Blogs by

Erica HayesRevelation (Seven Signs 1)

Steve Bein - Daughter of the Sword (Fated Blades 1)

Nina Post - The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse

Jacqueline Carey - Dark Currents (Agent of Hel 1)

A.J. Colucci - The Colony

It's a relatively light release week, which is good after the very full release weeks that we've had and the ones coming up.

October 9, 2012
Skies of Steel (e)
(MMP out next month)
Zoe Archer SPR - The Ether Chronicles 2
The Hydrogen Sonata Iain M. Banks SF - Culture 10
After Ellen Datlow (ed)
Terri Windling (ed)
YA/SF - Anthology
A Feast Unknown Philip Jose Farmer H/E - Secrets of the Nine #1 - Wold Newton Parallel Universe
Joe Golem and the Drowning City (Deluxe Edition) Mike Mignola
Christopher Golden
Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond Kim Harrison UF - Hollows Short Stories
Ghost Town Jason Hawes
Grant Wilson
Tim Waggoner
Faerie Delle Jacobs PHR
The Alleyman Pat Kelleher SF - No Man's World 3
Dark in the Woods (e) Rosemary Laurey PNR
Why Not Forever? Emily A. Mullen
Johnna A. Nicholson
Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha Kim Newman F/H - Anno Dracula 3
The Demi-Monde Rod Rees SF/SP - Demi-Monde Saga 1
Turn to Darkness: A Novella Jaime Rush PNR - Offspring
Absolution Susannah Sandlin PNR - The Penton Legacy 2
Red Rain R.L. Stine H
Osama Lavie Tidhar F/AH/Th

October 10, 2012
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy Paula Guran (ed) SF/F - Anthology
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores Greg Ketter (ed)  SF/F/H - Anthology
Green Speculations: Science Fiction and Transformative Environmentalism Eric C. Otto SF/Ecofiction/Literary Criticism

October 11, 2012
Helix Wars Eric Brown SF
Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe D G Compton SF Masterworks
Witch Hunt Syd Moore H

e - eBook
MMP - Mass Market Paperback

AH - Alternate History
E - Erotica
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
H - Horror
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
SPR - Steampunk Romance
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - September 8, 2012

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - September 8, 2012

Announcing the four newest authors who will be featured in the Challenge - A. J. Colucci, Rob DeBorde, D.J. McIntosh, and John Park.

A.J. Colucci

The Colony
Thomas Dunne Books, November 13, 2012
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - September 8, 2012
A series of gruesome attacks have been sweeping New York City. A teacher in Harlem and two sanitation workers on Wall Street are found dead, their swollen bodies nearly dissolved from the inside out. The predator is a deadly supercolony of ants--an army of one trillion soldiers with razor-sharp claws that pierce skin like paper and stinging venom that liquefies its prey.

The desperate mayor turns to the greatest ant expert in the world, Paul O’Keefe, a Pulitzer Prize–winning scientist in an Armani suit. But Paul is baffled by the ants. They are twice the size of any normal ant and have no recognizable DNA. They’re vicious in the field yet docile in the hand. Paul calls on the one person he knows can help destroy the colony, his ex-wife Kendra Hart, a spirited entomologist studying fire ants in the New Mexico desert. Kendra is taken to a secret underground bunker in New York City, where she finds herself working side by side with her brilliant but arrogant ex-husband and a high-ranking military officer hell-bent on stopping the insects with a nuclear bomb.

When the ants launch an all-out attack, Paul and Kendra hit the dangerous, panic-stricken streets of New York, searching for a coveted queen. It’s a race to unlock the secrets of an indestructible new species, before the president nukes Manhattan.

A.J. Colucci's debut novel is a terrifying mix of classic Michael Crichton and Stephen King. A thriller with the highest stakes and the most fascinating science, The Colony does for ants what Jaws did for sharks.

Rob DeBorde

A Tale of the Oregon Wyldes 1
St. Martin's Griffin, October 16, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages
(fiction debut)

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - September 8, 2012
Welcome to Portlandtown, where no secret is safe---not even those buried beneath six feet of Oregon mud.

Joseph Wylde isn’t afraid of the past, but he knows some truths are better left unspoken. When his father-in-law’s grave-digging awakens more than just ghosts, Joseph invites him into their home hoping that a booming metropolis and two curious grandtwins will be enough to keep the former marshal out of trouble. Unfortunately, the old man’s past soon follows, unleashing a terrible storm on a city already knee deep in floodwaters. As the dead mysteriously begin to rise, the Wyldes must find the truth before an unspeakable evil can spread across the West and beyond.

D.J. McIntosh

The Witch of Babylon
Forge Books, October 16, 2012
Hardcover and eBook, 416 pages
(US debut)

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - September 8, 2012
Out of the searing heat and sandstorms of the infamous summer of 2003 in Baghdad comes The Witch of Babylon, a gripping story rooted in ancient Assyrian lore and its little-known but profound significance for the world.

John Madison is a Turkish-American art dealer raised by his much older brother, Samuel, a mover and shaker in New York's art world. Caught between his brother's obsession with saving a priceless relic looted from Iraq's National Museum and a deadly game of revenge staged by his childhood friend, John must solve a puzzle to find the link between a modern-day witch and an ancient one.

Aided by Tomas, an archaeologist, and Ari, an Iraqi photojournalist—two men with their own secrets to hide—John races against time to decipher a biblical prophecy that leads to the dark history behind the science of alchemy. Kidnapped by villainous fortune hunters, John is returned to Iraq, where a fabulous treasure trove awaits discovery—if he can stay alive long enough to find it.

John Park

ChiZine Publications, September 15, 2012
Trade Paperback and eBook, 300 pages

2012 Debut Author Challenge Update - September 8, 2012
In the near future, Jon Grebbel arrives on the colony world of Janus, and finds himself mysteriously without memory of his life on Earth. It seems that the journey has caused severe memory loss in many of Janus's colonists. While Grebbel wants to start his new life, he also wants his memory back, and starts treatments to restore his past. But they only leave him angry and disturbed and he begins to doubt the glimpses of the past the treatments reveal. Grebbel meets Elinda, an earlier arrival, whose lover, Barbara, vanished and then was found lying in the woods, apparently brain-damaged. Elinda has also lost her memories of Earth, but unlike him she has abandoned the effort to recover them. Now their meeting brings each of them a glimpse of an experience they shared back on Earth. Investigating Barbara's fate and their own, the two find their love and their search for justice turning toward bitter self-discovery and revenge, even as they begin to uncover the darkness at the heart of their world.

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