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2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts


2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December 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 2017 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.

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2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts





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2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts





2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - December Debuts

Interview with Craig Cliff, Author of The Mannequin Makers


Please welcome Craig Cliff to The Qwillery as part of the of the 2017 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. The Mannequin Makers is published on December 12th by Milkweed Editions.



Interview with Craig Cliff, Author of The Mannequin Makers




TQWelcome to The Qwillery. When and why did you start writing?

Craig:  Thanks for having me.

I’ve always written. Being alone and making things up — being the boss of the page — was a kind of powertrip. Somewhere between the ages of 16 and 21 I got serious about writing for an audience, though it took at least another five years for maturity caught up to ambition.



TQAre you a plotter, a pantser or a hybrid?

Craig:  A total hybrid. I’ve tried both. I have the abandoned manuscripts to prove it.

Nowadays I won’t start writing until I have some sort of schematic that shows how all the elements fit together (for The Mannequin Makers this was a PowerPoint slide with lots of colored boxes and arrows). Something with the shape of the novel, some key events, but still a lot of questions to answer. And once I start, I’m free to go in other directions.



TQWhat is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Craig:  With novels, it is sustaining everything -- my energy, the narrative voice, the reader’s interest – over what is usually two or three years of work.



TQWhat has influenced / influences your writing?

Craig:  I never take off my novelist’s hat, so everything I consume - books, movies, video games, the aggravations of social media – winds up shaping my own work. Even the worst book has some redeeming feature, be it a lesson in what NOT to do, a new way out of an old bind, or a turn of phrase that unlocks something I’d felt but not yet been able to say.



TQDescribe The Mannequin Makers in 140 characters or less.

Craig:  A father raises his twins to perform as the perfect mannequins and trump his rival, a former figurehead carver and castaway.



TQTell us something about The Mannequin Makers that is not found in the book description.

Craig:  Eugen Sandow, the strongman who appears in early on in the novel and whose influence is felt through rest of the story, actually did tour New Zealand in 1902-03, I just made him perform an extra show. He was a fascinating dude. The first body-builder, in many respects. You can watch him flex in one of Thomas Edison’s first films on YouTube.



TQWhat inspired you to write The Mannequin Makers?

Craig:  I had a bunch of ideas – a father raising his children to be living mannequins, a shipwreck in the Southern Ocean, something centred on Eugen Sandow - that I didn’t know would or could fit together, but they had three things in common. They needed to happen in the past. They seemed so far beyond my own experience and what I’d written previously (a.k.a. A CHALLENGE). And they felt like the sorts of scenarios or characters I’d encountered in the kinds of books I devoured as a kid: Dickens, Verne, Dumas. The more I looked into department stores and clipper ships and physical culture, the more connections I found and the harder it became to not take up the challenge.



TQWhat sort of research did you do for The Mannequin Makers?

Craig:  I read. A lot. Books on all the stuff I just mentioned (and more), but also a lot of newspapers from the time period, which were thankfully all digitised and searchable online by the time I started. I travelled around the parts of the South Island here in New Zealand, where the novel opens and closes, but I didn’t go to other major settings – Scotland, Sydney, the sub-Antarctic islands - while writing the book. I made do with photos, maps, documentaries, first-hand accounts and my own imagination.
The highlight was being taken behind the scenes at our national museum and getting to touch items from the old castaway depot on Antipodes Island, like the “looter’s suit” that I later dressed one of my characters in.



TQPlease tell us about the cover for The Mannequin Makers.

Craig:  Covers are weird. This is the fourth cover for this book. The New Zealand and Australian editions are like a game of spot the difference and there’s a Romanian translation. The US one goes in a very different direction. I like how, once you read about ‘human mannequins’ on the back cover, those tools on the front seem more sinister. That’s kind of how the novel works too: things often appear sinister on second glance.



TQIn The Mannequin Makers who was the easiest character to write and why? The hardest and why?

Craig:  The easiest: Avis, who narrates the second part of the novel. For some reason her voice for me clicked early. Perhaps it was all the reading I’d been doing set in that time period. Perhaps it was the diary entry form and/or her extreme ignorance thanks to how she has been raised. After a few days of channelling this sixteen year old female from a hundred years ago, I started to worry it was coming too easily and I was, in fact, writing rubbish. And some of that first rush of words did need to be pared back. But it was still much less work than the other narrators.
The hardest was Eugen, Avis’ brother. He narrates the final section and is looking back on events that took place more than half a century before. He’s changed a lot since then (for starters: he’s learnt to read and write) but he hasn’t changed in other ways as well. It took a long time before I felt he was really talking when I saw his words on my screen.



TQWhy have you chosen to include or not chosen to include social issues in The Mannequin Makers?

Craig:  Any novel worth its salt has something to say about the time in which it is written. So even though the setting is historical, The Mannequin Makers talks about the place of art and artistry within a capitalist society, the dynamics of power and the power of empathy – issues and ideas that are still pressing today.

You can also read it as a manual in how not to raise your kids.



TQWhich question about The Mannequin Makers do you wish someone would ask? Ask it and answer it!

Craig:  Q: You liveblogged the day you attempted to write at least 6,376 words on the novel’s first draft. How much of those words made it into the final book? Would you ever do it again?

A: Quite a lot survived, actually. Maybe 75%? It’s not like I wrote a large but terrible scene that had to be cut the next day. Would I spend 16 hours straight while writing a first draft again? No way. It took me a week to recover. Better to write 1,000 good words every day until the end!



TQGive us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery quotes from The Mannequin Makers.

Craig:  Since I mentioned my struggles to get Eugen’s voice right, how about the first few sentences from his section, to show what he ended up sounding like?

‘Every winter I’m surprised when the wattle blooms. This year even more so for the battering we took in May and June. But somehow the buds clung to their branches as the easterlies clobbered the coast and our waves, shunted on by the king tide, gouged the beach from Collaroy baths to North Narrabeen.’



TQWhat's next?

Craig:  I’m working on a novel about fatherhood, Hollywood and a levitating Franciscan friar. It’s set in 2017 and 2019, but dips back into the seventeenth century, when San Giuseppe da Copertino was doing his thing.



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery.





The Mannequin Makers
Milkweed Editions, December 12, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

Interview with Craig Cliff, Author of The Mannequin Makers
Playfully literate and strikingly original, an unforgettable debut novel about art, imitation, and obsession.

Excitement is rare in the small town of Marumaru, New Zealand. So when a young Maori man arrives on the morning train one day in 1903—announcing the imminent visit of a famous strongman—the entire town turns out to greet him, save one. Colton Kemp, a department store window-dresser, is at home, watching his beloved wife die in premature childbirth. Tormented by grief, he hatches a plan to make his name and thwart his rival, the silent and gifted Carpenter: over the next sixteen years he will raise his newborn twins in secrecy and isolation, to become human mannequins in the world’s most lifelike window display.

From this moment of calamity emerges a work of masterful storytelling, at once wildly entertaining and formally ambitious. The novel leaps fearlessly from the epistolary to the castaway narrative to the picaresque, as Kemp’s plot goes awry and as he, his children, and the Carpenter converge in the New Zealand hinterland.

The Mannequin Makers is an adventure-filled and thoroughly delightful yarn, introducing one of international literature’s most promising young talents to American audiences.





About Craig

Interview with Craig Cliff, Author of The Mannequin Makers
Craig Cliff is the author of The Mannequin Makers, a novel, and A Man Melting, a collection of short stories, which won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Both were previously published in New Zealand. In 2012 he was a judge for the inaugural Commonwealth Story Prize, and he is the recipient of a Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. He writes a column for the Dominion Post about his double life as a writer and public servant in Wellington, New Zealand.

Website  ~  Twitter @Craig_Cliff  ~  Blog


The View From Monday - December 11, 2017


Happy Monday! We had snow this weekend! It was not much snow, but we did get to take the snow blower out for a spin.

There is one debut this week:

The Mannequin Makers by Craig Cliff.

The View From Monday - December 11, 2017
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Pretty Vicious by K.S. Merbeth;

The View From Monday - December 11, 2017
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - December 11, 2017



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

December 11, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Emerald Princess: and Other Decadent Fantasies Félicien Champsaur
Brian Stableford (Tr)
F/H
Windhome Kristen Landon SF



December 12, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Warmaster Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts 14
The Founding Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus
The Art of Ferdinand Titan Books Art
The Art of Destiny, Volume 2 Bungie SF
The Mannequin Makers (D-US) Craig Cliff LF
Odysseus Awakening Evan Currie SF/SP - Odyssey One 6
Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Ellen Datlow (Ed) F - Anthology
A Sword of Truth Set: Richard and Kahlan (The Omen Machine, The Third Kingdom, Severed Souls, Warheart) (e) Terry Goodkind F - Richard and Kahlan
Seven Deadly Ghosts C.L. Hernandez F/DF - The Complicated Life of Deegie Tibbs 3
The Corean Chronicles, Volume Two: Alector's Choice, Cadmian's Choice, Soarer's Choice, The Lord-Protector's Daughter, Lady-Protector (e) L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Corean Chronicles
Pretty Vicious (e) K.S. Merbeth SF/AP/PA - Wastelanders
The White City Simon Morden SF
The Two of Swords: Volume Three K. J. Parker F - The Two of Swords 3
Primogenitor Josh Reynolds SF - Fabius Bile 1
Fyre Sean Schubert SF/AP/PA
The Complete Dragonships of Vindras Series (Bones of the Dragon, Secret of the Dragon, Rage of the Dragon, Doom of the Dragon) (e) Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
F - Dragonships of Vindras



December 13, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Man's Best Friend (e) Amy Rose Capetta SF/Th - ReMade Season 2 5
A Blur of Bright Water (e) Tessa Gratton HistF - Tremontaine Season 3 10
Festival of Fear Graham Masterton H - Collection



December 14, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Firestorm (e) Lucy Hounsom F - The Worldmaker Trilogy 3



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



AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
ScF - Science Fantasy
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - SteamPunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

2017 Debut Author Challenge - December Debuts


2017 Debut Author Challenge - December Debuts



There are 4 debut novels for December.

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

The December 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 December cover for the 2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on December 15, 2017.

If you are participating as a reader in the Challenge, please let us know in the comments what you are thinking of reading or email us at "DAC . TheQwillery @ gmail . com" (remove the spaces and quotation marks). Please note that we list all debuts for the month (of which we are aware), but not all of these authors will be 2017 Debut Author Challenge featured authors. However, any of these novels may be read by Challenge readers to meet the goal for December 2017 The list is correct as of the day posted.



Craig Cliff

The Mannequin Makers
Milkweed Editions, December 12, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages
     Literary Fiction, Historical, Magical Realism

2017 Debut Author Challenge - December Debuts
Playfully literate and strikingly original, an unforgettable debut novel about art, imitation, and obsession.

Excitement is rare in the small town of Marumaru, New Zealand. So when a young Maori man arrives on the morning train one day in 1903—announcing the imminent visit of a famous strongman—the entire town turns out to greet him, save one. Colton Kemp, a department store window-dresser, is at home, watching his beloved wife die in premature childbirth. Tormented by grief, he hatches a plan to make his name and thwart his rival, the silent and gifted Carpenter: over the next sixteen years he will raise his newborn twins in secrecy and isolation, to become human mannequins in the world’s most lifelike window display.

From this moment of calamity emerges a work of masterful storytelling, at once wildly entertaining and formally ambitious. The novel leaps fearlessly from the epistolary to the castaway narrative to the picaresque, as Kemp’s plot goes awry and as he, his children, and the Carpenter converge in the New Zealand hinterland.

The Mannequin Makers is an adventure-filled and thoroughly delightful yarn, introducing one of international literature’s most promising young talents to American audiences.





Richard Jeffries

Arachnosaur
Lyrical Underground, December 26, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 238 pages
     Horror / Thriller

2017 Debut Author Challenge - December Debuts
Desert Swarm

After his superior officers are killed in action, Corporal Josiah Key assumes command of the 3rd Battalion, Marine Raiders. In the tiny village of Shabhut, Yemen, while trying to put the blast on ISIS forces, an even deadlier enemy emerges: ancient, unreasoning creatures who tear into both U.S. troops and terrorists without mercy, leaving brutally dismembered corpses in their wake.

They are known as the Idmonarchne Brasieri, giant prehistoric spiders roused from millennia-long slumber by power-mad terrorists. These aptly-named ‘Arachnosaurs’ are hungry. They’re angry. And they have declared war against all of humanity . . . whose days might just be numbered unless Key and his unit can stop them.

Arachnosaur





Pamela Kopfler

Better Dead
A B&B Spirits Mystery 1
Kensington, December 26, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook,
    Paranormal Cozy Mystery

2017 Debut Author Challenge - December Debuts
As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in South-ern hospitality—but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . .

Burl Davis checked out of this life a little earlier than expected—before Holly could serve him with divorce papers over his extramarital flings. Unfortunately, it was not before he nearly bank-rupted her beloved B&B, Holly Grove, a converted plantation that has been in her family for gen-erations. Holly would never wish anyone dead, but three months later she's feeling a lot more relief than grief.

Until Burl's ghost appears as an unwelcome guest. Before his spirit can move on, her not-so-dearly departed needs Holly’s human help to bust up the drug smuggling ring he was involved with. She has reservations, to say the least, but agrees to assist him if he’ll make a show of haunt-ing the B&B to draw in visitors. But when Holly’s former love, Jake McCann, mysteriously resur-faces in town and checks in, she has to wonder if her B&B is big enough for the ghost of her hus-band and the very real physical presence of her old flame . . .





Steven Savile

Glass Town
St. Martin's Press, December 5, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages
     Contemporary Fantasy

2017 Debut Author Challenge - December Debuts
Steven Savile is an international sensation, selling over half a million copies of his novels worldwide and writing for cult favorite television shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate. Now, he is finally making his US debut with Glass Town, a brilliantly composed novel revolving around the magic and mystery lurking in London.

There's always been magic in our worldWe just needed to know where to look for it

In 1924, two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London. She disappeared during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock’s debut, Number 13, which itself is now lost. It was the crime of the age, capturing the imagination of the city: the beautiful actress never seen again, and the gangster who disappeared the same day.

Generations have passed. Everyone involved is long dead. But even now their dark, twisted secret threatens to tear the city apart.

Joshua Raines is about to enter a world of macabre beauty, of glittering celluloid and the silver screen, of illusion and deception, of impossibly old gangsters and the fiendish creatures they command, and most frighteningly of all, of genuine magic.

He is about to enter Glass Town.

The generations-old obsession with Eleanor Raines’s unsolved case is about to become his obsession, handed down father-to-son through his bloodline like some unwanted inheritance. But first he needs to bury his grandfather and absorb the implications of the confession in his hand, a letter from one of the brothers, Isaiah, claiming to have seen the missing actress. The woman in the red dress hadn’t aged a day, no matter that it was 1994 and she’d been gone seventy years.

Long buried secrets cannot stay secrets forever. Hidden places cannot stay hidden forever.

The magic that destroyed one of the most brutal families in London’s dark history is finally failing, and Joshua Raines is about to discover that everything he dared dream of, everything he has ever feared, is waiting for him in Glass Town.

December 2017 Releases


Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in December 2017. 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.



December 2017 Releases



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

December 1, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fallen (e) Michele Hauf PNR - Of Angels and Demons 3
Heartland Lucy Hounsom F - The Worldmaker Trilogy 2
A Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms Volume 3: The Sleeping Beauty\Beauty and the Werewolf (e) Mercedes Lackey F - A Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms
The Witch's Thirst (e) Deborah LeBlanc PNR
Third Flatiron Best of 2017 Juliana Rew (Ed) SpecFic - Anthology
The Unyielding Gary J. Shipley H
Spy Glass (e)(ri) Maria V. Snyder FR - Chronicles of Ixia



December 4, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Danger's Race (e) Amanda Carlson SF/PA/Dys - Holly Danger 3
Chosen One (e) Scarlett Dawn FR - Forever Evermore 6



December 5, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Canto Bight Saladin Ahmed
Rae Carson
Mira Grant
John Jackson Miller
SF - Star Wars
The Girl in the Tower Katherine Arden F - Winternight Trilogy 2
The Black Tide (e) Keri Arthur SF/GenEng/PA - Outcast Novel 3
Defiant Dave Bara SF - Lightship Chronicles 3
The Wicked Vampire Kate Baxter PNR - Last True Vampire 6
Immortal Life: A Soon To Be True Story Stanley Bing LF/TechnoTh/SF
Alive in Shape and Color: 17 Paintings by Great Artists and the Stories They Inspired Lawrence Block (Ed) LF - Anthology
The Art of Star Trek: The Kelvin Timeline Jeff Bond Art/SF - Star Trek
The Chaos of Luck Catherine Cerveny SFR - A Felicia Sevigny Novel 2
Persepolis Rising James S. A. Corey SF/SO -The Expanse 7
The Outcast Chronicles Rowena Cory Daniells F - Outcast Chronicles Omnibus
1636: The Vatican Sanction Eric Flint
Charles E. Gannon
SF - Ring of Fire 24
Death's Mistress: Sister of Darkness (h2mm) Terry Goodkind F - The Nicci Chronicles 1
The Rising (h2mm) Heather Graham
Jon Land
Th/Sus
The Macedonian Nicholas Guild HistTh
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters Ursula K. Le Guin Essays
The Forever Ship Francesca Haig SF/AP/PA - The Fire Sermon 3
Steadfast (e) Michelle Hauck HistF - Birth of Saints 3
The Dosadi Experiment and The Eyes of Heisenberg (ri) Frank Herbert SF/SO
The Sword of Midras: A Shroud of the Avatar Novel Tracy Hickman
Richard Garriott
F - Blade of the Avatar 1
Flame in the Dark Faith Hunter UF - A Soulwood Novel 3
The Order War (ri) L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Saga of Recluce 4
The Wrong Dead Guy (h2tp) Richard Kadrey F/HU - Another Coop Heist 2
Record of a Night Too Brief Hiromi Kawakami Psy - Japanese Novellas
The Moon and the Other John Kessel SF
Legends of the Dragonrealm: Cut from the Same Shadow and Other Tales Richard A. Knaak F - Dragonrealm Novellas
The Dreamer's Song Lynn Kurland FR - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms 11
Pathways Mercedes Lackey (Ed) F - Valdemar Anthology 11
The Witch's Thirst Deborah LeBlanc PNR
The White Serpent Tanith Lee F - Wars of Vis 3
A War in Crimson Embers Alex Marshall F - The Crimson Empire 3
Mississippi Roll George R. R. Martin Wild Cards Trust SH - Wild Cards 15
Duel: Terror Stories by Richard Matheson Richard Matheson H - Collection
Fleet Insurgent Susan R. Matthews SF - Under Jurisdiction 8
The Crimson King Graham McNeill SF - The Horus Heresy 44
One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning David Moody Dys - Hater 4
The Last Sacrifice James A. Moore F - Tides of War 1
Heart Sight Robin Owens PNR - A Celta Novel 14
Plague Garden Josh Reynolds F - Hallowed Knights 1
Year One Nora Roberts F/P - Chronicles of the One 1
The Demon Crown James Rollins Th - Sigma Force 13
Glass Town (D) Steven Savile CF
Hymn Ken Scholes SF - The Psalms of Isaak 5
Princess Holy Aura Ryk E. Spoor CF
Winterglass Benjanun Sriduangkaew ScF
Empire Games: A Tale of the Merchant Princes Universe Charles Stross SF - Empire Games 1
God's Last Breath Sam Sykes F - Bring Down Heaven 3
Rosewater (e) Tade Thompson SF



December 6, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sword and Spirt (e) Karen Lord
Joel Derfner
HistF - Tremontaine Season 3 9
Save Point (e) E. C. Myers
Amy Rose Capetta
SF/Th - ReMade Season 2 4



December 11, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Emerald Princess: and Other Decadent Fantasies Félicien Champsaur
Brian Stableford (Tr)
F/H
Windhome Kristen Landon SF



December 12, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Warmaster Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts 14
The Founding Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus
The Art of Ferdinand Titan Books Art
The Art of Destiny, Volume 2 Bungie SF
The Mannequin Makers (D-US) Craig Cliff LF
Odysseus Awakening Evan Currie SF/SP - Odyssey One 6
Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Ellen Datlow (Ed) F - Anthology
A Sword of Truth Set: Richard and Kahlan (The Omen Machine, The Third Kingdom, Severed Souls, Warheart) (e) Terry Goodkind F - Richard and Kahlan
Seven Deadly Ghosts C.L. Hernandez F/DF - The Complicated Life of Deegie Tibbs 3
The Corean Chronicles, Volume Two: Alector's Choice, Cadmian's Choice, Soarer's Choice, The Lord-Protector's Daughter, Lady-Protector (e) L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Corean Chronicles
Pretty Vicious (e) K.S. Merbeth SF/AP/PA - Wastelanders
The White City Simon Morden SF
The Two of Swords: Volume Three K. J. Parker F - The Two of Swords 3
Primogenitor Josh Reynolds SF - Fabius Bile 1
Fyre Sean Schubert SF/AP/PA
The Complete Dragonships of Vindras Series (Bones of the Dragon, Secret of the Dragon, Rage of the Dragon, Doom of the Dragon) (e) Margaret Weis
Tracy Hickman
F - Dragonships of Vindras



December 13, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Man's Best Friend (e) Amy Rose Capetta
Gwenda Bond
SF/Th - ReMade Season 2 5
A Blur of Bright Water (e) Tessa Gratton
Karen Lord
HistF - Tremontaine Season 3 10
Festival of Fear Graham Masterton H - Collection



December 14, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Halloween Children Brian James Freeman
Norman Prentiss
H
Firestorm (e) Lucy Hounsom F - The Worldmaker Trilogy 3



December 19, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Martian Job Jaine Fenn SF - NewCon Press Novellas Set 3 Book 1
The Simi's ABCs: Adventures with Dark-Hunters Sherrilyn Kenyon Alethea Kontis F
Roadwork (ri) Stephen King Th/Sus/H
When The Skies Fall Adam Korenman SF - The Gray Wars 2
Scorched Shadows Steve McHugh CF - The Hellequin Chronicles 7
The Will to Battle Ada Palmer SF - Terra Ignota 3
S Koji Suzuki Occ/Sup - Ring 5
The More Known World Tiffany Tsao CF - The Oddfits 2



December 20, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Daredevil (e) Gwenda Bond
Matthew Cody
SFTh - ReMade Season 2 6
Dragon Rampant (e) Karen Lord
Joel Derfner
HistF - Tremontaine Season 3 11



December 26, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Survival Ben Bova SF - Star Quest Trilogy 3
Kill All Angels Robert Brockway H - The Vicious Circuit 3
1636: Mission to the Mughals (h2mm) Eric Flint Griffin Barber AH - Ring of Fire 23
The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Five Michael Jan Friedman SF/MTI
Assassin's Fate (h2mm) Robin Hobb F - Fitz and the Fool 3
Arachnosaur (D) Richard Jeffries H
Nemo Rising C. Courtney Joyner SF/SP
Better Dead (D) Pamela Kopfler PCM - A B&B Spirits Mystery 1
The Night Parade (tp2mm) Ronald Malfi H
The Man From the Diogenes Club Kim Newman F - Collection
Silver Silence (h2mm) Nalini Singh PNR - Psy-Changeling Trinity 1
Kill Before Dying (h2mm) Travis S. Taylor SF - Tau Ceti Agenda 5
Angels of Caliban (tp2mm) Gav Thorpe SF - The Horus Heresy 38
World's End Joan D. Vinge SF - Snow Queen 2
Count to Infinity John C. Wright SF - The Eschaton Sequence 6



December 30, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
We're All in This Together Owen King H - Collection



December 31, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Reading Stephen King Brian James Freeman (Ed) Essays
Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja's Library! Hans-Ake Lilja H - Anthology
The Ignored Bentley Little H
Dominion Bentley Little H
The Walking Bentley Little H
Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel SF/PA
The Weight of Words Dave McKean F - Anthology
Don't Live For Your Obituary John Scalzi Essays
Ironclads (e) Adrian Tchaikovsky SF



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



AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
H - Horror
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
ScF - Science Fantasy
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - SteamPunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

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