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The View From Monday - June 18, 2018


Happy Monday!

There are 4 debuts this week:

The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands 1) by Jonathan French;

The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty;

Witchmark by C.L. Polk;

and

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms 1) by Curtis Craddock is out in Trade Paperback;

The Synapse Sequence by Daniel Godfrey;

Dance of the Heart (Muse Chronicles 6) by Lisa Kessler;

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle 2) by Jay Kristoff is out in Trade Paperback;

Arabella and the Battle of Venus (The Adventures of Arabella Ashby 2) by David D. Levine is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Vampire's Faith (Dark Protectors 8) by Rebecca Zanetti.

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



The View From Monday - June 18, 2018



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

June 17, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Blue Shift Jane O'Reilly SF/SO/AC/SFR - Second Species Trilogy 1



June 18, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Night Myst (e)(ri) Yasmine Galenorn PNR - Indigo Court 1
Dance of the Heart (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Muse Chronicles 6
Hunter's Pride (e) Shiloh Walker PNR - Hunter's World



June 19, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Completionist Siobhan Adcock LF
The Skaar Invasion Terry Brooks F - The Fall of Shannara 2
Thicker Than Water Mike Carey SupTh/Occ/Sup/GH/Th - Felix Castor 4
An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (h2tp) Curtis Craddock F/Gaslamp/SP - The Risen Kingdoms 1
It Will All Hurt Farel Dalrymple F
Curse of the Black Swan (e) Alyssa Day PNR - League of the Black Swan 2
The Grey Bastards (D) Jonathan French F/DF - The Lot Lands 1
Ghost Frequencies Gary Gibson SF/F - Newcon Press Novellas Set 4 1
The Synapse Sequence Daniel Godfrey SF
The Mermaid Christina Henry HistF/FairyT/FolkT/LM/CW
The Thousand Year Beach TOBI Hirotaka
Matt Treyvaud (Tr)
SF - The Thousand Year Beach
The Privilege of Peace Tanya Huff SF/HSF - Peacekeeper 3
The Reign of the Departed Greg Keyes CF/F - The High and Faraway 1
Godsgrave (h2tp) Jay Kristoff F - The Nevernight Chronicle 2
Arabella and the Battle of Venus (h2tp) David D. Levine SF/SP - The Adventures of Arabella Ashby 2
The Twilight Herald Tom Lloyd F - The Twilight Reign 2
The Stormcaller: Collector's Tenth Anniversary Limited Edition Tom Lloyd F - The Twilight Reign 1
Black Mad Wheel (h2tp) Josh Malerman Fict
The Robots of Gotham (D) Todd McAulty SF
Stray Magic (e) Kelly Meding PNR - Strays 1
Outcasts of Order L. E. Modesitt, Jr. F - Saga of Recluce 20
Witchmark (D) C. L. Polk F/Gaslamp/RF
The Anomaly (D) Michael Rutger Sus/PsyTh/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Best of British Science Fiction 2017 Donna Scott (Ed) SF - Anthology
Jurassic, Florida (e) Hunter Shea H - Hunter Shea: One Size Eats All 1
Storm Glass Jeff Wheeler F - The Harbinger Series 1
Tell the Machine Goodnight Katie Williams CoA/FL/LF
Embracing The Demon Beth Woodward DF/SupTh/P/H - Dale Highland 2
Vampire's Faith Rebecca Zanetti PNR - Dark Protectors 8



June 20, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Shattered Blades (e) Marie Brennan F - Born to the Blade Season 1, Episode 10



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LegalTh - Legal Thriller
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - Mash Up
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy Th - Psychological Thriller
Rel - Religious
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SocSci - Social Science
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Tech - Technological
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical
W - Western

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

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


Here are some of the upcoming works by formerly featured DAC Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Lara Elena Donnelly (2017)

Armistice
Amberlough Dossier 2
Tor Books, May 15, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Armistice returns to Donnelly’s ravishing 1930s Art Deco-tinged fantasy world of Amberlough with a decadent, tumultuous mixture of sex, politics, and spies

“A hefty novel full of fascinating characters exploring oversized topics such as sexuality, music, culture, fascism, nationalism, class wars, revolution and love.” —Shelf Awareness

In a tropical country where shadowy political affairs lurk behind the scenes of its glamorous film industry, three people maneuver inside a high stakes game of statecraft and espionage:

Lillian, a reluctant diplomat serving a fascist nation,

Aristide, an expatriate film director running from lost love and a criminal past,

—and Cordelia, a former cabaret stripper turned legendary revolutionary.

Each one harbors dangerous knowledge that can upturn a nation. When their fates collide, machinations are put into play, unexpected alliances are built, and long-held secrets are exposed. Everything is barreling towards an international revolt...and only the wiliest ones will be prepared for what comes next.

For Amberlough:

“James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde.”—Holly Black

“Astonishing!” —World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner

“Beautiful, all too real, and full of pain. Read it. It will change you.” —Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal





Daniel Godfrey (2016)

Empire of Time
New Pompeii 2
Titan Books, May 29, 2018
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Trade Paperback and eBook, June 20, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
For fifteen years, the Romans of New Pompeii have kept the outside world at bay with the threat of using the Novus Particles device to alter time. Yet Decimus Horatius Pullus—once Nick Houghton—knows the real reason the Romans don’t use the device for their own ends: they can’t make it work without grisly consequences.

This fragile peace is threatened when an outsider promises to help the Romans use the technology. And there are those beyond Pompeii’s walls who are desperate to destroy a town where slavery flourishes. When his own name is found on an ancient artifact dug up at the real Pompeii, Nick knows that someone in the future has control of the device. The question is: whose side are they on?



The Synapse Sequence
Titan Books, June 19, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
In the near future, everyday life is dictated by algorithms, from who gets a bank loan or a job, to what supermarkets sell and which news stories you read. Even policing is run by AIs, who track patterns and predict where crimes are likely to occur.

Anna Glover joins a start-up company that hopes to revolutionise solving crimes by combining the memories of witnesses into a virtual reality simulator that can be explored by an investigator. Her first case is that of a fostered teenage boy put in a coma by a brutal assault, and she begins to explore his memories, the only witness to the crime. But when the boy’s sister disappears and Anna’s own actions are called into question, it becomes clear that there are other motives in play, and there are those who do not want her to succeed...





Andrew Lane (2017)
Nigel Foster (2017)

Netherspace
Netherspace Trilogy 1
Titan Books, March 27, 2018
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Trade Paperback and eBook, May 2, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Aliens came to Earth forty years ago. Their anatomy proved unfathomable and all attempts at communication failed. But through trade, humanity gained technology that allowed them to colonise the stars. The price: live humans for every alien faster-than-light drive.
 
Kara’s sister was one of hundreds exchanged for this technology, and Kara has little love for aliens. So when she is drafted by GalDiv – the organisation that oversees alien trades – it is under duress. A group of colonists have been kidnapped by aliens and taken to an uncharted planet, and an unusual team is to be sent to negotiate. As an ex-army sniper, Kara’s role is clear. But artist Marc has no combat experience, although the team’s pre-cog Tse is adamant that he has a part to play. All three know that success is unlikely. For how will they negotiate with aliens when communication between the species is impossible?



Originators
Netherspace Trilogy 2
Titan Books, May 1, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Contact with an alien race, the Gliese, has been made, but communication is impossible. There is trade, but on seemingly inexplicable terms; anti-gravity technology was traded for a bicycle tyre. As we begin to colonize the stars, we're still dependant on the mysterious aliens who we still do not understand. It falls upon the unlikely team of a conceptual artist, Marc, and assassin, Kara, to embark on a mission that will unearth the mystery of the Gliese.

The View From Monday - October 30, 2017


Happy last Monday in October and Happy Halloween Eve! We had a very windy and wet storm yesterday into this morning. It's still raining but the wind has died down some. School was cancelled here due to power outages and impassible roads. We've had some terrible storms around Halloween including an early Nor'easter that left the area without power for a week. I'm thankful for just a one day wind/rain event and hope everyone's power is back on soon. Obviously this nothing like what our friends in the Caribbean and other areas are going through. If you are so inclined you can head over to Charity Navigator and check out ways to donate to Relief for Puerto Rico and Areas Impacted by Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Harvey Relief, and Hurricane Irma Relief.


Please note that I am not including November titles in this post. A full list of November books, etc. will be posted on November 1st.


There are two debuts this week:

Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns;

and

The Astonishing Thing by Sandi Ward.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Malice of Crows (The Shadow 3) by Lila Bowen;

Siege Line (Shadow Ops: Gemini Cell 3) by Myke Cole;

New Pompeii (New Pompeii 1) by Daniel Godfrey is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Trouble With The Twelfth Grave (Charley Davidson 12) by Darynda Jones;

A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition (Shades of Magic 1) by V. E. Schwab;

and

Eagle and Empire (The Clash of Eagles Trilogy 3) by Alan Smale is out in Mass Market Paperback.

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



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

October 31, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Time After Time Karl Alexander SF/TT/SP/Th
Shattered Memories V.C. Andrews Gothic - The Mirror Sisters Series 3
How Fear Departed the Long Gallery: A Ghost Story for Christmas E. F. Benson GH/LF/SupTh - Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories
The Empty House: A Ghost Story for Christmas Algernon Blackwood GH/LF/SupTh - Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories
Malice of Crows Lila Bowen F - The Shadow 3
The Golden Gate (h2mm) Robert Buettner SF
The Fall of Dragons Miles Cameron F - The Traitor Son Cycle 5
Dawn in Damnation Clark Casey H
Siege Line Myke Cole MF - Shadow Ops: Gemini Cell 3
Vacation Matthew Costello H
The Official Supernatural Coloring Book: Monsters, Demons, and Spirits Insight Editions CB
1636: The Ottoman Onslaught (h2mm) Eric Flint AH - Ring of Fire 21
The Final Day (h2mm) William R. Forstchen Th/SF/AP/PA - John Matherson 3
The Rift Frequency Amy S. Foster SF - The Rift Uprising Trilogy 2
Halloween Carnival Volume 5 (e) Brian James Freeman (Ed) H - Anthology
Dark Screams: Volume Eight Brian James Freeman (Ed)
Richard Chizmar (Ed)
H - Dark Screams 8
Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier Mark Frost SupTh/MTI - Twin Peaks
New Pompeii (tp2mm) Daniel Godfrey SF - New Pompeii 1
The Silent War (tp2mm) Laurie Goulding (Ed) SF - The Horus Heresy 37
Shadows in the Night & Never Sleep with Strangers Heather Graham R/Gothic/PsyTh
Dead Man Walking: A country house murder mystery with a supernatural twist (h2tp) Simon Green SupM/Occ - An Ishmael Jones Mystery 2
Extinction Biome: Dispersal Addison Gunn SF
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death (h2mm) Kim Harrison UF - The Hollows
The Toll House: A Ghost Story for Christmas W. W. Jacobs GH/LF/SupTh - Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave Darynda Jones PM - Charley Davidson 12
The Mongrel Mage L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Saga of Recluce 19
The Parafaith War L. E. Modesitt Jr. SF
Gwendy's Button Box: A Novella Stephen King
Richard Chizmar
SupTh
Nightmares & Dreamscapes Stephen King H - Collection
Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers Joe R. Lansdale H
Dispatch Bentley Little H
The Association Bentley Little H
The Burning Bentley Little H
Joe Ledger: Unstoppable Jonathan Maberry (Ed)
Bryan Thomas Schmidt (Ed)
Th/H - Anthology
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker Gregory Maguire LF
Subhuman Michael McBride SupTh/SF/AC/H - A Unit 51 Novel 1
Tales from Greystone Bay Robert McCammon H
Hasty for the Dark: Selected Horrors Adam L. G. Nevill SpecFic/Sup/H - Collection
When Parallel Lines Meet Mike Resnick
Lezli Robyn
Larry Hodges
SF
Cold Spectrum Craig Schaefer DF - Harmony Black 4
A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition V. E. Schwab HistF - Shades of Magic 1
Heroes and Villains Lewis Shiner SF - Collection
First-Person Singularities: Stories Robert Silverberg SF - Collection
Eagle and Empire (h2mm) Alan Smale F/HistF/AH - The Clash of Eagles Trilogy 3
Extinction Aftermath Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/AP/PA - The Extinction Cycle 6
Barbary Station (D) R. E. Stearns SF
Kill Creek Scott Thomas GH/SupTh/H
The Astonishing Thing (D) Sandi Ward FL/CW/LF
Hard Breaker: A Beauty and Beast Novel Christine Warren PNR - Gargoyles Series 6
At the Sign of Triumph (h2mm) David Weber SF - Safehold 9
Booke of the Hidden Jeri Westerson UF/F/PNR - Booke of the Hidden 1
The Sea King C. L. Wilson FR - Mystral 2
Last Year (h2tp) Robert Charles Wilson SF/TT/AH



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CB - Coloring Book
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fem - Feminist
FL - Family Life
Folklore - Folklore
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MF - Military Fantasy
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Phil - Philosophy
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
Sc - Science
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SocHis - Social History
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
UFR - Urban Fantasy Romance
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

The View From Monday - June 19, 2017


Happy Monday!

There is one debut this week:

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss

The View From Monday - June 19, 2017
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton;

Department of Temporal Investigations: Shield of the Gods (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) by Christopher L. Bennett;

Kangaroo Too (Kangaroo 2) by Curtis C. Chen;

Empire of Time (New Pompeii 2) by Daniel Godfrey;

Dark Immolation (Chaos Queen 2) by Christopher Husberg;

Shattered Minds (Pacifica 2) by Laura Lam;

Run Program by Scott Meyer;

and

You Die When You Die (West of West 1) by Angus Watson.

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



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June 19, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Two Wizard Roulette (e) Joshua Bader UF - Modern Knights 2
Department of Temporal Investigations: Shield of the Gods (e) Christopher L. Bennett SF - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine



June 20, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Legacy of the Wulfen David Annandale
Robbie MacNiven
SF - Space Wolves
Lemartes David Annandale SF - Space Marine Legends 5
The End of Ordinary (e) Edward Ashton SF/GenEng
Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories Michael Bishop SF - Collection
Kangaroo Too Curtis C. Chen SF/Th - Kangaroo 2
The Parthenon Bomber Christos Chrissopoulos
John Cullen (Tr)
AH/LF
Seek and Destroy William C. Dietz SH/SF - America Rising 2
Power Game (h2mm) Christine Feehan PNR/SupTh/GenEng - GhostWalkers 13
Calabash (e) Christopher Fowler F
Psychoville (e) Christopher Fowler H
Disturbia (e) Christopher Fowler H/Th
Spanky (e) Christopher Fowler H
Roofworld (e) Christopher Fowler H
Red Gloves, Volumes I & II (e) Christopher Fowler M/H/F - Collection
Empire of Time Daniel Godfrey SF/TT/AH - New Pompeii 2
The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (D) Theodora Goss F
Transformation James Gunn SF/SO - The Transcendental Machine 3
Crimson Death (h2mm) Laurell K. Hamilton P/H - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 25
Perilous Prophecy Leanna Renee Hieber HistF/SP - Strangely Beautiful 2
The Management Style of the Supreme Beings Tom Holt F/HU
Dark Immolation Christopher Husberg F/DF - Chaos Queen 2
Warrior of Fire Shona Husk PNR - Blood and Silver 2
Mapping the Interior Stephen Graham Jones H
The Silent Corner Dean Koontz Sus/Psy
Shattered Minds Laura Lam SF/Th/GenEng/CyberP - Pacifica 2
Veiled Threat Shannon Mayer UF - Rylee Adamson 7
Run Program Scott Meyer SF/HU
The Asylum of Dr. Caligari James Morrow Absurdist
The Last Good Man (e) Linda Nagata SF
A Gathering of Ravens Scott Oden HistF
Rig Jon Wallace SF/Th - Kenstibec
You Die When You Die Angus Watson DF - West of West 1
Dark Titan Journey: Finally Home Thomas A. Watson SF/AP/PA - Dark Titan 3



June 21, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The White-Throated Transmigrant: A Tor.Com Original E. Lily Yu DF
The Heresy Within (e)(ri) Rob J. Hayes F - The Ties That Bind 1
The Colour of Vengeance (e)(ri) Rob J. Hayes F - The Ties That Bind 2
The Price of Faith (e)(ri) Rob J. Hayes F - The Ties That Bind 3



June 23, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Come to Dust Bracken MacLeod H



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


AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CB - Coloring Book
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CoT - Conspiracy Theories
Cr - Crime
CyP - Cyberpunk
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GH - Ghost(s)
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RSus - Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superhero(es)
SocSci - Social Science
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisMeta - Visionary and Metaphysical
W - Western
WW - Weird Western

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

Cover Revealed: Empire of Time by Daniel Godfrey


The cover for Empire of Time, the 2nd novel in the New Pompeii series, by Daniel Godfrey has been revealed.


Empire of Time
New Pompeii 2
Titan Books, June 20, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

Cover Revealed: Empire of Time by Daniel Godfrey
Fifteen years on from the events of NEW POMPEII, and New Rome is cut off from the rest of the world in a new Cold War. The Romans, lead by Calpurnia, have control of the time travel technology, which keeps western governments at bay. But the public at large know nothing of this, and are eager for action to destroy New Rome, a place where slavery and deadly gladiatorial combat flourish. Meanwhile Calpurnia is fending off threats to her control over her people, aided by Decimus Horatius Pullus, the man who was once Nick Houghton… Has Nick truly embraced the Roman way of life? Can the Romans harness the power of time travel or will the new world destroy them?

Interview with Daniel Godfrey, author of New Pompeii


Please welcome Daniel Godfrey to The Qwillery as part of the 2016 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. New Pompeii will be published on June 21st by Titan Books.



Interview with Daniel Godfrey, author of New Pompeii




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

Daniel:  Thank you for having me. I’ve been writing off and on for a long time: at the moment it’s a hobby that’s got somewhat out of control! Anyway, I find it satisfying to create something from scratch: the plot of any story is basically a large logic puzzle, and the rest is sheer escapism.



TQAre you a plotter, a pantser or a hybrid?

Daniel:  A bit of both. I tend to know the general direction of travel: where I want the characters to end up by the end of the book, and one or two of the ‘set pieces’. But after you’ve started other things come to mind, characters get fleshed-out and interact, and that’s where you can’t be too constrained by the overall plan. After all, some of the knock-on impacts of your plot can provide the most interesting elements.



TQWhat is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Daniel:  Time! Things keep happening! A lot of my SF writing is set in the ‘near future’ - New Pompeii starts in the near future - and so for an un-signed author to get something finished, submitted, accepted and published before your ideas are overtaken is the main difficulty. I’m not saying that time travel is close to being invented but…who knows?!



TQWhat has influenced / influences your writing?

Daniel:  I enjoy reading science, science fiction and history – both fiction and non-fiction. I like ‘big idea’ films and books: things that take an idea and think about the knock-on impacts and how people may change or relate to that idea. But most of all I think things are at their best when they’re fun!



TQDescribe New Pompeii in 140 characters or less.

Daniel:  Ancient Romans are transported into a present day replica of Pompeii. And they’re not exactly happy about it!



TQTell us something about New Pompeii that is not found in the book description.

Daniel:  Time travel doesn’t just jump-start the narrative of New Pompeii; there are a lot of implications relating to the ability to move objects and people forwards through time and these come out throughout the novel. The science fiction and historical elements of New Pompeii play off each other.



TQWhat inspired you to write New Pompeii? What appeals to you about writing Science Fiction (with Time Travel) and Alternative History? Why Pompeii and not some other ancient city?

Daniel:  I was reading a lot about ancient Rome and at the same time re-working a short story about time travel. The two things snapped together in my head, and I had the basis of what would become New Pompeii.

Pompeii has always fascinated me: a town (along with Herculaneum, further along the coast) which has been preserved so well that you can get a real picture of what life may have been like before the eruption. I’m very interested in history – most historians I guess would like to travel back in time – and I wanted to do something involving time travel that was different to other stories about Pompeii: so I took the eruption of Vesuvius at the starting point and asked ‘so what happens next?’



TQWhat sort of research did you do for New Pompeii?

Daniel:  I knew quite a bit about ancient Rome before I started, but I have worked my way through any number of specific books on the site, and Roman society. I wanted to get as much of the detail right as possible – without slowing down the action or forgetting what I was writing was essentially a thriller.

(It’s a great place to visit too! But if any of your readers are thinking of going, they should also try to get to Herculaneum, which is a smaller but better preserved site further along the coast).



TQIn New Pompeii who was the easiest character to write and why? The hardest and why?

Daniel:  The easiest was Nick Houghton – the historian through whom we get to know New Pompeii and the Romans. He’s the main POV character, so by the second or so draft I knew him pretty well. The hardest were each of the Roman characters: Roman society is very alien – very familiar, but very alien – and the balance had to be taken to make the book work.



TQGive us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery quotes from New Pompeii.

Daniel:

“Through the archway the narrow street spilled out into the large, open space of the forum. Nick exhaled deeply and stood frozen, ignoring the people flowing past him. Although not as grand as the reconstructions he’d seen of Rome’s civic centre, the forum still reflected the essence of something that had continued long after the fall of the Caesars. Like St Mark’s Square, the Grand Place of Brussels, or the long, grassy strip of Washington’s National Mall, this was a place where citizens could come and know the power of their city.”



TQWhat's next?

Daniel:  I’m working on a sequel. New Pompeii was written as a standalone novel, but I had a few other ideas I wanted to explore in terms of Roman society, and other aspects of time travel, which I’ve fortunately been given the opportunity to pursue. Then it will be onto something new …



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Daniel:  Thanks!





New Pompeii
Titan Books, June 21, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Interview with Daniel Godfrey, author of New Pompeii
In the race to control renewable power, an energy giant stumbles on a controversial technology: the ability to transport matter from the deep past. Their biggest secret is New Pompeii, a replica city filled with Romans, pulled through time just before the volcanic eruption.

Nick Houghton doesn’t know why he’s been chosen to be the company’s historical advisor. He’s just excited to be there. Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor. Until he realizes that the company has more secrets than even the conspiracy theorists suspect.

Until he realizes that they have underestimated their captives…





About Daniel

Interview with Daniel Godfrey, author of New Pompeii
Daniel Godfrey has had several short stories published, including in My Weekly and Writers’ Forum, and is a dedicated reader of SF and historical fiction. He studied geography at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and gained an MSc from Leeds in transport planning. He lives in Derbyshire.









Website  ~  Twitter @campaniadreamin


The View From Monday - June 20, 2016


Happy Monday!

There are 5 debuts this week:

Waypoint Kangaroo by Curtis C. Chen;

In the Shadow of the Gods (Bound Gods 1) by Rachel Dunne;

New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey;

Duskfall (Chaos Queen Quintet 1) by Christopher Husberg;

and

Judenstaat by Simone Zelitch.

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


From formerly featured DAC Authors;

Boundary Born (Boundary Magic 3) by Melissa F. Olson.

The View From Monday - June 20, 2016
Clicking on a novel cover will take you to its Amazon page.


Debut novels are highlighted in blue. Novels by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge Authors are highlighted in green.



The View From Monday - June 20, 2016



June 20, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Twistor (ri) John Cramer SF
The Weird Tales of Conan the Barbarian (ri) Robert E. Howard DF



June 21, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Shattered Sea Trilogy (e) Joe Abercrombie F - The Shattered Sea Trilogy Omnibus
The Unnoticeables (h2tp) Robert Brockway H - The Unnoticeables 1
Titanborn (e) Rhett C. Bruno SF/Th
Tobin's Spirit Guide: Official Ghostbusters Edition Erik Burnham Occ/Sup/GH
Waypoint Kangaroo (D) Curtis C. Chen SF
Sweet Ruin (h2mm) Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark 16
Undermajordomo Minor (h2tp) Patrick deWitt LF/FolkT
V-Wars: Shockwaves Jonathan Maberry (Ed) H - V-Wars
Man from Atlantis Patrick G. Duffy SF
In the Shadow of the Gods (D) Rachel Dunne F - Bound Gods 1
Scarecrow's Dream Flo Fitzpatrick UF/R
Genius Loci: Tales of the Spirit of Place Jaym Gates (Ed) F - Anthology
New Pompeii (D) Daniel Godfrey SF/TT
Rise: The Complete Newsflesh Collection Mira Grant SF/AP/PA - Newsflesh Novellas
Echoes of the Long War David Guymer SF - The Beast Arises 6
No Good Deed (e) Auston Habershaw F - Saga of the Redeemed 2
The Weaver's Lament Elizabeth Haydon F - The Symphony of Ages 9
The Sword of Midras: A Shroud of the Avatar Novel Tracy Hickman
Richard Garriott
F - Blade of the Avatar 1
Hell on Earth (e) Dafydd ab Hugh
Brad Linaweaver
H - Doom 2
Duskfall (D) Christopher Husberg F - Chaos Queen Quintet 1
Independence Day: Resurgence: The Official Movie Novelization Alex Irvine SF/AC
Born of Legend Sherrilyn Kenyon FR - The League: Nemesis Rising 9
Cell (ri) Stephen King TechTh
Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors Travis Langley (Ed) Psychology
Resolution Way Carl Neville LF
Boundary Born Melissa F. Olson UF - Boundary Magic 3
The Lady Who Saw Too Much Thomasine Rappold PHR - Soul Survivor 2
Disappearance at Devil's Rock Paul Tremblay H
Pride's Spell Matt Wallace UF - A Sin du Jour Affair 3
Judenstaat (D) Simone Zelitch AH



June 22, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Chains: A Tor.com Original (e) A. J. Hartley F



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


AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
CyberP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghost
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistScTh - Historical Science Thriller
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
Z - Zombies

Note
: not all of these genres are represented in the above releases.

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts



2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts



There are 21 debut novels for June including Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, novels with a touch of the supernatural or paranormal, and more.

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

The June 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 June cover for the 2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on June 15, 2016.

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 2016 Debut Author Challenge featured authors. However, any of these novels may be read by Challenge readers to meet the goal for June 2016 The list is correct as of the day posted.



Curtis C. Chen

Waypoint Kangaroo
Thomas Dunne Books, June 21, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
Kangaroo isn’t your typical spy. Sure, he has extensive agency training, access to bleeding-edge technology, and a ready supply of clever (to him) quips and retorts. But what sets him apart is “the pocket.” It’s a portal that opens into an empty, seemingly infinite, parallel universe, and Kangaroo is the only person in the world who can use it. But he's pretty sure the agency only keeps him around to exploit his superpower.

After he bungles yet another mission, Kangaroo gets sent away on a mandatory “vacation:” an interplanetary cruise to Mars. While he tries to make the most of his exile, two passengers are found dead, and Kangaroo has to risk blowing his cover. It turns out he isn’t the only spy on the ship–and he’s just starting to unravel a massive conspiracy which threatens the entire Solar System.

Now, Kangaroo has to stop a disaster which would shatter the delicate peace that’s existed between Earth and Mars ever since the brutal Martian Independence War. A new interplanetary conflict would be devastating for both sides. Millions of lives are at stake.

Weren’t vacations supposed to be relaxing?

With Waypoint Kangaroo, Chen makes his debut with this outer space thriller. Chen has an extensive network of connections to prominent science fiction authors, and has studied under John Scalzi, James Patrick Kelly, and Ursula K. LeGuin.




Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library
The Invisible Library 1
Roc, June 14, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author.

One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction…

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it’s already been stolen.

London’s underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself.

Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself…

FEATURING BONUS MATERIAL: including an interview with the author, a legend from the Library, and more!




N.S. Dolkart

Silent Hall
Angry Robot Books, June 7, 2016
   North American Print
   Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
Angry Robot Books, June 2, 2016
    UK Print and eBook
Cover Ilustration: Andreas Rocha

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
Five bedraggled refugees and a sinister wizard awaken a dragon and defy the gods.

After their homeland is struck with a deadly plague, five refugees cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods, and who is willing to sacrifice anything – and anyone – to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe.

With Psander as their patron, the refugees cross the mountains, brave the territory of their sworn enemies, confront a hostile ocean and even traverse the world of the fairies in search of magic powerful enough to save themselves – and Psander’s library – from the wrath of the gods.

All they need to do is to rescue an imprisoned dragon and unleash a primordial monster upon the
world.

How hard could it be?

File Under: Fantasy [ Ravens of Revenge / The Great Flood / Dragon Boy / You’re the Prophecy ]




Rachel Dunne

In the Shadow of the Gods
A Bound Gods Novel 1
Harper Voyager, June 21, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook 400 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
A breathtaking talent makes her debut with this first book in a dark epic fantasy trilogy, in which a mismatched band of mortals led by a violent, secretive man must stand against a pair of resentful gods to save their world.

Eons ago, a pair of gods known as the Twins grew powerful in the world of Fiatera, until the Divine Mother and Almighty Father exiled them, binding them deep in the earth. But the price of keeping the fire lands safe is steep. To prevent these young gods from rising again, all twins in the land must be killed at birth, a safeguard that has worked until now.

Trapped for centuries, the Twins are gathering their latent powers to break free and destroy the Parents for their tyranny—to set off a fight between two generations of gods for control of the world and the mortals who dwell in it.

When the gods make war, only one side can be victorious. Joros, a mysterious and cunning priest, has devised a dangerous plan to win. Over eight years, he gathers a team of disparate fighters—Scal, a lost and damaged swordsman from the North; Vatri, a scarred priestess who claims to see the future in her fires; Anddyr, a drug-addled mage wandering between sanity and madness; and Rora and Aro, a pair of twins who have secretly survived beyond the reach of the law.

These warriors must learn to stand together against the unfathomable power of vengeful gods, to stop them from tearing down the sun . . . and plunging their world into darkness.




K. Eason

Enemy
On the Bones of Gods 1
47North, June 1, 2016
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 347 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
The Illhari Republic rests on the bones of gods, telling tales of conquest and forgetting its once-bloody devotion to its most powerful goddess. Snowdenaelikk, half-blood conjuror and smuggler, cares less about history than the silver she can win with sharp metal and sharper wits. But when the local legion blames her for burning a village, an outlander with a sense of honor intervenes, and Snow finds herself tangled in politics and an unwelcome partnership.

Snow and her new partner, Veiko, together with the legion scout Dekklis, uncover a conspiracy that will destroy the Republic from within. It seems that the goddess is back from wherever dead gods go. She has not forgotten the Republic, and she wants revenge.

Loyal Dekklis will do anything to save the Republic, and Snow reluctantly agrees to help—until she realizes that “anything” means sacrificing Veiko. Now Snow must decide whether her partner’s life is worth betraying her allies and damning the Republic to war.




Emma Geen

The Many Selves of Katherine North
Bloomsbury USA, June 7, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
When we first meet Kit, she's a fox.

Nineteen-year-old Kit works for the research department of Shen Corporation as a phenomenaut. She's been “jumping”--projecting her consciousness, through a neurological interface--into the bodies of lab-grown animals made for the purpose of research for seven years, which is longer than anyone else at ShenCorp, and longer than any of the scientists thought possible. She experiences a multitude of other lives--fighting and fleeing as predator and prey, as mammal, bird, and reptile--in the hope that her work will help humans better understand the other species living alongside them.

Her closest friend is Buckley, her Neuro--the computer engineer who guides a phenomenaut through consciousness projection. His is the voice, therefore, that's always in Kit's head and is the thread of continuity that connects her to the human world when she's an animal. But when ShenCorp's mission takes a more commercial--and ominous--turn, Kit is no longer sure of her safety. Propelling the reader into the bodies of the other creatures that share our world, The Many Selves of Katherine North takes place in the near future but shows us a dazzling world far, far from the realm of our experience.




Daniel Godfrey

New Pompeii
Titan Books, June 21, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
In the race to control renewable power, an energy giant stumbles on a controversial technology: the ability to transport matter from the deep past. Their biggest secret is New Pompeii, a replica city filled with Romans, pulled through time just before the volcanic eruption.

Nick Houghton doesn’t know why he’s been chosen to be the company’s historical advisor. He’s just excited to be there. Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor. Until he realizes that the company has more secrets than even the conspiracy theorists suspect.

Until he realizes that they have underestimated their captives…




Claire Humphrey

Spells of Blood and Kin
   A Dark Fantasy Novel
Thomas Dunne Books, June 14, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
Where we love, we ruin…

Some families hand down wealth through generations; some hand down wisdom. Some families, whether they want to or not, hand down the secret burdens they carry and the dangerous debts they owe.

Lissa Nevsky's grandmother leaves her a big, empty house, and a legacy of magic: folk magic, old magic, brought with Baba when she fled the Gulag. In the wake of her passing, the Russian community of Toronto will depend on Lissa now, to give them their remedies and be their koldun'ia. But Lissa hasn't had time to learn everything Baba wanted to teach her—let alone the things Baba kept hidden.

Maksim Volkov's birth family is long dead, anything they bestowed on him long turned to dust. What Maksim carries now is a legacy of violence, and he does not have to die to pass it on. When Maksim feels his protective spell fail, he returns to the witch he rescued from the Gulag, only to find his spell has died along with the one who cast it. Without the spell, it is only a matter of time before Maksim's violent nature slips its leash and he infects someone else—if he hasn't done so already.

Nick Kaisaris is just a normal dude who likes to party. He doesn't worry about family drama. He doesn't have any secrets. All he wants is for things to stay like they are right now, tonight: Nick and his best buddy Jonathan, out on the town. Only Nick is on a collision course with Maksim Volkov, and what he takes away from this night is going to crack open Nick's nature until all of his worst self comes to light.

Lissa's legacy of magic might hold the key to Maksim's salvation, if she can unravel it in time. But it's a legacy that comes at a price. And Maksim might not want to be saved…




Christopher Husberg

Duskfall
Chaos Queen Quintet 1
Titan Books, June 21, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
Pulled from a frozen sea, pierced by arrows and close to death, Knot has no memory of who he was. But his dreams are dark, filled with violence and unknown faces. Winter, a tiellan woman whose people have long been oppressed by humans, is married to and abandoned by Knot on the same day. In her search for him, she will discover her control of magic, but risk losing herself utterly. And Cinzia, priestess and true believer, returns home to discover her family at the heart of a heretical rebellion. A rebellion that only the Inquisition can crush…

Their fates and those of others will intertwine, in a land where magic and daemons are believed dead, but dark forces still vie for power.




Laura Lam

False Hearts
Tor Books, June 14, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
Laura Lam's adult sci-fi debut False Hearts: Two formerly conjoined sisters are ensnared in a murderous plot involving psychoactive drugs, shared dreaming, organized crime, and a sinister cult.

Raised in the closed cult of Mana's Hearth and denied access to modern technology, conjoined sisters Taema and Tila dream of a life beyond the walls of the compound. When the heart they share begins to fail, the twins escape to San Francisco, where they are surgically separated and given new artificial hearts. From then on they pursue lives beyond anything they could have previously imagined.

Ten years later, Tila returns one night to the twins' home in the city, terrified and covered in blood, just before the police arrive and arrest her for murder--the first homicide by a civilian in decades. Tila is suspected of involvement with the Ratel, a powerful crime syndicate that deals in the flow of Zeal, a drug that allows violent minds to enact their darkest desires in a terrifying dreamscape. Taema is given a proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin's life. But during her investigation Taema discovers disturbing links between the twins' past and their present. Once unable to keep anything from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.




Yoon Ha Lee

Ninefox Gambit
The Machineries of Empire 1
Solaris Books, June 14, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics.  Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics.  Cheris's career isn't the only thing at stake.  If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own.  As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.




Malka Older

Infomocracy
Tor.com, June 7, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line.

With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain?

Infomocracy is Malka Older's debut novel.




Bob Proehl

A Hundred Thousand Worlds
Viking, June 28, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
“A Kavalier & Clay for the Comic-Con Age, this is a bighearted, inventive, exuberant debut.” —Eleanor Henderson, author of Ten Thousand Saints
Valerie Torrey took her son, Alex, and fled Los Angeles six years ago—leaving both her role on a cult sci-fi TV show and her costar husband after a tragedy blew their small family apart. Now Val must reunite nine-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York, Val making appearances at comic book conventions along the way.

As they travel west, encountering superheroes, monsters, time travelers, and robots, Val and Alex are drawn into the orbit of the comic-con regulars, from a hapless twentysomething illustrator to a brilliant corporate comics writer stuggling with her industry’s old-school ways to a group of cosplay women who provide a chorus of knowing commentary. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined.

A knowing and affectionate portrait of the geeky pleasures of fandom, A Hundred Thousand Worlds is also a tribute to the fierce and complicated love between a mother and son—and to the way the stories we create come to shape us.




Bill Schutt and J. R. Finch

Hell's Gate
William Morrow, June 7, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 384 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
When a Japanese submarine is discovered abandoned deep in the Brazilian wilderness, a smart, adventurous, and tough zoologist must derail a catastrophic plot in Hell’s Gate.

1944. As war rages in Europe and the Pacific, Army Intel makes a shocking discovery: a 300-foot Japanese sub marooned and empty, deep in the Brazilian interior. A team of Army Rangers sent to investigate has already gone missing. Now, the military sends Captain R. J. MacCready, a quick-witted, brilliant scientific jack-of-all-trades to learn why the Japanese are there—and what they’re planning.

Parachuting deep into the heart of Central Brazil, one of the most remote regions on the planet, Mac is unexpectedly reunited with his hometown friend and fellow scientist Bob Thorne. A botanist presumed dead for years, Thorne lives peacefully with Yanni, an indigenous woman who possesses mysterious and invaluable skills. Their wisdom and expertise are nothing short of lifesaving for Mac as he sets out on a trail into the unknown.

Mac makes the arduous trek into an ancient, fog-shrouded valley hidden beneath a 2000-foot plateau, where he learns of a diabolical Axis plot to destroy the United States and its allies. But the enemy isn’t the only danger in this treacherous jungle paradise. Silently creeping from the forest, an even darker force is on the prowl, attacking at night and targeting both man and beast. Mac has to uncover the source of this emerging biological crisis and foil the enemy’s plans . . . but will he be in time to save humanity from itself?




Jon Skovron

Hope and Red
The Empire of Storms 1
Orbit Books, June 28, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 544 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
In a fracturing empire spread across savage seas, two people will find a common cause.

Hope, the lone survivor when her village is massacred by the emperor's forces is secretly trained by a master Vinchen warrior as an instrument of vengeance.

Red, an orphan adopted by a notorious matriarch of the criminal underworld, learns to be an expert thief and con artist.

TOGETHER THEY WILL TAKE DOWN AN EMPIRE.




Na'amen Gobert Tilahun

The Root
A Novel of the Wrath & Athenaeum 1
Night Shade Books, June 7, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 420 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
A dark, gritty urban fantasy debut set in modern-day San Francisco, filled with gods, sinister government agencies, and worlds of dark magic hidden just below the surface.

When a secret government agency trying to enslave you isn’t the biggest problem you’re facing, you’re in trouble.

Erik, a former teen star living in San Francisco, thought his life was complicated; having his ex-boyfriend in jail because of the scandal that destroyed his career seemed overwhelming. Then Erik learned he was Blooded: descended from the Gods.

Struggling with a power he doesn’t understand and can barely control, Erik discovers that a secret government agency is selling off Blooded like lab rats to a rival branch of preternatural beings in ’Zebub—San Francisco’s mirror city in an alternate dimension.

Lil, a timid apprentice in ’Zebub, is searching for answers to her parents’ sudden and mysterious deaths. Surrounded by those who wish her harm and view her as a lesser being, Lil delves into a forgotten history that those in power will go to dangerous lengths to keep buried.

What neither Erik nor Lil realize is that a darkness is coming, something none have faced in living memory. It eats. It hunts. And it knows them. In The Root, the dark and surging urban fantasy debut from Na’amen Tilahun, two worlds must come together if even a remnant of one is to survive.




Ren Warom

Escapology
Titan Books, June 14, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
Shock Pao is not just any Haunt—he’s the best. There isn’t a system that he can’t crack into, no virtual lock he can’t pick, nothing he can’t steal for the right price. Outside virtual world the Slip, though, he’s a Fail—no degree, no job, no affiliations to protect him from angry ex-customers. Of which he has quite a few. So when his ex brings Shock a job which could help him escape his miserable existence, he accepts, little realizing that it will turn out to be his most impossible, illegal and insane assignment yet.

Amiga works for Twist Calhoun, one of the toughest crime lords in the Gung, as a Cleaner—assassin. Trapped in a world of kill-or-be-killed, she wants out. But when Shock’s war comes to her, she doesn’t have a choice: it’s her job to bring him to Twist, dead or alive—or it’ll be her head in a bag in Twist’s vault.




Gina Wohlsdorf

Security
Algonquin Books, June 7, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 288 pages


2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
The inventiveness of A Visit from the Goon Squad meets the down-the-rabbit-hole suspense of The Girl on the Train in this chilling, pulse-racing thriller from an electrifying new writer.

When the gleaming new Manderley Resort opens in twenty-four hours, Santa Barbara’s exclusive beachfront hotel will offer its patrons the ultimate in luxury and high-tech security. No indulgence has been ignored, no detail overlooked. But all the money in the world can’t guarantee safety. As hotel manager Tessa and her employees ready the hotel for its invitation-only grand opening, a killer is in their midst. One by one, staff are picked off with ruthless precision. And before the night is over, as Tessa desperately struggles to survive, it will become clear that the strangest and most terrible truth at Manderley is simply this: someone is watching.

With stunning ingenuity, Gina Wohlsdorf puts readers front and center as the elite resort becomes a house of horrors. Riveting to the final sentence, Security is fierce, wry, and impossible to put down. With a deep bow to the literary tradition of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Daphne du Maurier, Wohlsdorf’s razor-wire prose blitzes readers with quick twists, sharp turns, and gasp-inducing terror. Security is at once a shocking thriller, a brilliant narrative puzzle, and a moving, multifaceted love story unlike any other.




H.P. Wood

Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet
Sourcebooks Landmark, June 7, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
A hypnotic debut in turn-of-the-century Coney Island, where an abandoned girl collides with a disgruntled ménage of circus freaks.

Kitty Hayward and her mother are ready to experience the spectacles of Coney Island’s newest attraction, the Dreamland amusement park. But when Kitty’s mother vanishes from their hotel, she finds herself penniless, alone, and far from her native England. The last people she expects to help are the cast of characters at Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet, a museum of oddities. From con men to strongmen, from flea wranglers to lion tamers, Kitty’s new friends quickly adopt her and vow to help find the missing Mrs. Hayward. But even these unusual inhabitants may not be a match for the insidious sickness that begins to spread through Coney Island…or the panic that turns Dreamland into a nightmare.

With shades of Water For Elephants and The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet sweeps readers into a mesmerizing world where nothing is as it seems, and where “normal” is the exception to the rule.




Simone Zelitch

Judenstaat
Tor Books, June 21, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
Simone Zelitch has created an amazing alternate history in Judenstaat. On April 4th, 1948 the sovereign state of Judenstaat was created in the territory of Saxony, bordering Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

Forty years later, Jewish historian Judit Klemmer is making a documentary portraying Judenstaat's history from the time of its founding to the present. She is haunted by the ghost of her dead husband, Hans, a Saxon, shot by a sniper as he conducted the National Symphony. With the grief always fresh, Judit lives a half-life, until confronted by a mysterious, flesh-and-blood ghost from her past who leaves her controversial footage on one of Judenstaat's founding fathers--and a note:

"They lied about the murder."

Judit's research into the footage, and what really happened to Hans, embroils her in controversy and conspiracy, collective memory and national amnesia, and answers far more horrific than she imagined.




Joe Zieja

Mechanical Failure
Epic Failure 1
Saga Press, June 14, 2016
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - June 2016 Debuts
A smooth-talking ex-sergeant, accustomed to an easygoing peacetime military, unexpectedly re-joins the fleet and finds soldiers preparing for the strangest thing—war.

The two hundred years’ (and counting) peace is a time of tranquility that hasn’t been seen since...well, never. Mankind in the Galactic Age had finally conquered war, so what was left for the military to do but drink and barbecue? That’s the kind of military that Sergeant R. Wilson Rogers lived in before he left the fleet to become a smuggler.

But it turns out that smuggling is hard. Like getting-arrested-for-dealing-with-pirates-and-forced-back-into-service kind of hard. It doesn’t seem so bad—the military was a perpetual tiki party anyway—but when Rogers returns after only a year away, something has changed. These are soldiers—actual soldiers doing actual soldier things like preparing for a war that Rogers is sure doesn’t exist. Rogers vows to put a stop to all this nonsense—even if it means doing actual work.

With an experienced ear for military double-speak, Zieja has created a remarkable and sarcastic adventure.

2016 Debut Author Challenge Update - New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey


2016 Debut Author Challenge Update - New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey


The Qwillery is pleased to announce the newest featured author for the 2016 Debut Author Challenge.


Daniel Godfrey

New Pompeii
Titan Books, June 21, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge Update - New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey
In the race to control renewable power, an energy giant stumbles on a controversial technology: the ability to transport matter from the deep past. Their biggest secret is New Pompeii, a replica city filled with Romans, pulled through time just before the volcanic eruption.

Nick Houghton doesn’t know why he’s been chosen to be the company’s historical advisor. He’s just excited to be there. Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor. Until he realizes that the company has more secrets than even the conspiracy theorists suspect.

Until he realizes that they have underestimated their captives…

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