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The View From Monday... On Tuesday - November 27, 2018


Happy Tuesday!

There are no debut novels this week. From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Queen of Swords (Golgotha 3) by R.S. Belcher is out in Trade Paperback;

The Rebel (San Angeles 3) by Gerald Brandt is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Mortal Word (Invisible Library 5) by Genevieve Cogman;

#HeroFail (Superheroes Anonymous 4) by Lexie Dunne;

Infernal Machines by John Hornor Jacobs;

Song of the Soul (Muse Chronicles 7) by Lisa Kessler;

A Curse Awakened (Weird Girls 0.5) by Cecy Robson is reissued;

The Eternity War: Exodus (The Eternity War 2) by Jamie Sawyer;

and

Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom (Retropolis 1) by Bradley W. Schenck is out in Trade Paperback.

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



The View From Monday... On Tuesday - November 27, 2018



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

November 26, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Last Unicorn The Lost Journey Peter S. Beagle F/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Song of the Soul (e) Lisa Kessler PNR - Muse Chronicles 7



November 27, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Victory: Part 1 Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts
The Warmaster (h2tp) Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts
Rowankind Jacey Bedford HistF - Rowankind 3
The Queen of Swords (h2tp) R. S. Belcher HistF/DH/SP - Golgotha 3
The Speed of Sound (h2tp) Eric Bernt TechTh - Speed of Sound Thrillers 1
Mechanical Animals: Tales at the Crux of Creatures and Tech Selena Chambers (Ed)
Jason Heller (Ed)
SP - Anthology
The Rebel (h2mm) Gerald Brandt SF/CyP/AP/PA - San Angeles 3
The Mortal Word Genevieve Cogman SF/TT/HistF/P - The Invisible Library Novel 5
Space Pioneers Hank Davis (Ed)
Christopher Ruocchio (Ed)
SF - Anthology
Doctor Who: The Good Doctor Juno Dawson SF - Doctor Who
Bright Light Ian Douglas SF - Star Carrier 8
#HeroFail (e) Lexie Dunne SH/CF - Superheroes Anonymous 4
Iron Angels (h2mm) Eric Flint
Alistair Kimble
UF
The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (h2mm) Jason Fry SF/SO/MTI
Abandoned W. Michael Gear SF/HSF/TT/SO - Donovan 2
Before the Storm (h2mm) Christie Golden F/MTI - World of Warcraft
Shroud of Eternity: Sister of Darkness (h2mm) Terry Goodkind F - The Nicci Chronicles 2
The Beast Arises: Volume 2 Guy Haley
David Guymer
David Annandale
Gav Thorpe
Warhammer 40,000 2
The Spectral City (e) Leanna Renee Hieber HistF - A Spectral City Novel 1
Aladdin: A New Translation Paulo Lemos Horta (Ed)
Yasmine Seale (Tr)
FairyT/FolkT/LM
Star Trek Prometheus - In the Heart of Chaos Christian Humberg Bernd Perplies MTI/SF/SE
Infernal Machines John Hornor Jacobs F - Incorruptibles 3
How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories N. K. Jemisin F/SF/AfricanAm/UF/AC/SE - Collection
Origin J.A. Konrath Sus/Th
A Pillar of Fire by Night Tom Kratman SF
Tiger's Claim Celia Kyle PNR - Shifter Rogues 2
Choices Mercedes Lackey (Ed) F - Valdemar
The Razor J. Barton Mitchell SF/Th
Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves Joe Nazzaro Art/SF/F/PerfArts
Hazards of Time Travel Joyce Carol Oates Dys
City of Endless Night (tp2mm) Douglas Preston
Lincoln Child
Sus/Cr/PP/Occ/Sup/H/Pol - Agent Pendergast 17
The Eternity War: Exodus Jamie Sawyer SF/AC/HSF/AC - The Eternity War 2
Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom (h2tp) Bradley W. Schenck SF/Hu - Retropolis 1
Daughters of the Storms (h2tp) Kim Wilkins F - Daughters of the Storm 1



November 28, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Curse Awakened (e)(ri) Cecy Robson PNR - Weird Girls Series .5
The Last Voyage of Skidbladnir: A Tor.com Original (e) Karin Tidbeck SF



November 30, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Dinosaur Tourist Caitlin R. Kiernan F - Collection
The Cambridge History of Science Fiction Gerry Canavan (Ed)
Eric Link (Ed)
LC/HC/SF



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
Il - Illustrator
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
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
Hu - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SocHist - Social History
SocSc - Social Science
SP - Steampunk
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western

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

The View From Monday - November 13, 2017


Happy Monday!

There are 4 debuts this week:

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy 1) by S. A. Chakrabotry;

The Last Man in Europe by Dennis Glover;

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang;

and

The Nine (Thieves of Fate 1) by Tracy Townsend

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Rebel (San Angeles 3) by Gerald Brandt;

Star's End by Cassandra Rose Clarke is out in Trade Paperback;

The Art of Murder (Jericho Sands 2) by Casey Doran;

The Light the Binds (Sundered World 3) by Nathan Garrison;

The Exiled King (Bone Magic 4) by Sarah Remy;

The Inside Out Man by Fred Strydom;

Beyond the Empire (The Indranan War 3) by K. B. Wagers;

and

Artemis by Andy Weir.

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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.

November 13, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
I, The Constable (e) Paula M. Block
Terry J. Erdmann
SF - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Night of the Hunter (e) Susan Harris PNR - Ever Chace Chronicles 4
Angel Slayer (e)(ri) Michele Hauf PNR - Of Angels and Demons Series 2



November 14, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Overneath Peter S. Beagle F - Collection
The Rebel Gerald Brandt SF/CyP/AP/PA - San Angeles 3
Dark Deeds Mike Brooks SF/SO - Keiko 3
The City of Brass (D) S. A. Chakraborty F/HistF - The Daevabad Trilogy 1
Star's End (h2tp) Cassandra Rose Clarke SF
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Philip K. Dick SF - Collection
Seventh Decimate Stephen R. Donaldson F/DF - The Great God's War 1
The Art of Murder Casey Doran H/PsyTh - Jericho Sands 2
Future Home of the Living God Louise Erdrich Dys
Deadhouse Landing: A Novel of the Malazan Empire Ian C. Esslemont F - Path to Ascendancy 2
HALO: Legacy of Onyx Matt Forbeck SF - HALO
The Light That Binds Nathan Garrison F - Sundered World Trilogy 3
The Last Man in Europe (D) Dennis Glover F/Bio
Into the Drowning Deep Mira Grant CF
The Eye of Medusa David Guymer SF - Iron Hands 1
The Witch War of Fiddlehead Creek C.L. Hernandez DF - The Complicated Life of Deegie Tibbs 2
The Eterna Solution Leanna Renee Hieber HistF/UF  - The Eterna Files 3
After the End of the World Jonathan L. Howard H/AH/GH - Carter & Lovecraft 2
The Fall of the House of Cabal (h2tp) Jonathan L. Howard H/SP/GH - Johannes Cabal Novels 5
Ice: 50th Anniversary Edition Anna Kavan Dys/PA - Penguin Classics
The Secret Life of Souls (h2tp) Jack Ketchum
Lucky McKee
PsySus
From a Buick 8 (ri) Stephen King SF/AC
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance (D) Ruth Emmie Lang CF/MR/P
Strange Sight Syd Moore PM - An Essex Witch Museum Mystery 2
The Mountain of Kept Memory (h2tp) Rachel Neumeier F
The Throne of Amenkor Joshua Palmatier F/DF - Throne of Amenkor Omnibus
The Two of Swords: Volume Two K. J. Parker F - The Two of Swords 2
The Exiled King Sarah Remy F - Bone Magic 4
The Walworth Beauty Michèle Roberts Hist
Oathbringer Brandon Sanderson F - The Stormlight Archive 3
The Inside Out Man Fred Strydom H/Sus/PsyTh
Creatures of Will and Temper Molly Tanzer F/HistF
The Long and Short of It Jodi Taylor SF/TT - The Chronicles of St. Mary's Collection
Jain Zar: Storm of Silence Gav Thorpe SF - Phoenix Lords 2
The Nine (D) Tracy Townsend F/DF/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Thieves of Fate 1
The Faerie Handbook: An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects Carolyn Turgeon
The Editors of Faerie Magazine
FM
Beyond the Empire K. B. Wagers SF - The Indranan War 3
Artemis Andy Weir SF/Th
The Complete John Wayne Cleaver Series: (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, I Don't Want to Kill You, Devil's Only Friend, Over Your Dead Body, Nothing Left to Lose) (e) Dan Wells SupTh/F/DF - John Cleaver
The Forsaken Throne Jeff Wheeler F/HistF - Kingfountain 6
Legacies (e) F. Paul Wilson SupTh - Repairman Jack 1
The Complete Book of the New Sun: (The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, The Citadel of the Autarch, The Urth of the New Sun) (e) Gene Wolfe F - New Sun
The Emerald Circus Jane Yolen FR/HistF/Clara at the Edge - Collection
Mandelbrot the Magnificent: A Novella Liz Ziemska Bio/F/HistF/MR



November 15, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Anomaly: The Rubicon Skip Brittenham (Creator)
Brian Haberlin (Creator)
SF - Anomaly
My Life for Your Life (e) Tessa Gratton
Karen Lord
HistF - Tremontaine Season 3 #6
J. G. Ballard D. Harlan Wilson SF/HC - Modern Masters of Science Fiction



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
Bio - Biography
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FM - Folklore and Mythology
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
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - MashUp
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PHR- Paramormal Historical Romance
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
PsySus - Psychological Suspense
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
Ref - Reference
RP - Role Playing
Sc - Science
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - SteamPunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

The View From Monday - November 6, 2017


Happy 1st Monday in November!

There are 4 debuts this week:

This Book is Not For You by Daniel A. Hoyt;

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter;

Jade City (The Green Bone Saga 1) by Fonda Lee (Adult Debut);

and

The Ruined House by Ruby Namdar.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Black Goat Blues (The Mythos War 2) by Levi Black;

Skitter (The Hatching Series 2) by Ezekiel Boone is out in Trade Paperback;

The Operative (San Angeles 2) by Gerald Brandt is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories by Beth Cato;

The Rule of Luck (A Felicia Sevigny Novel 1) by Catherine Cerveny;

Highland Dragon Rebel (Dawn of the Highland Dragon 2) by Isabel Cooper;

The Ship by Antonia Honeywell is out in Trade Paperback;

The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley is out in Trade Paperback;

The Sisters of the Crescent Empress (The Waning Moon Duology 2) by Leena Likitalo;

The Realms of God (The Shards of Heaven 3) by Michael Livingston;

The Forbidden Heir (Four Arts 2) by M.J. Scott;

and

Communication Failure (Epic Failure Trilogy 2) by Joe Zieja.


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



The View From Monday - November 6, 2017



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

November 5, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Romancing the Werewolf (e) Gail Carriger SP - Supernatural Society Novella 2



November 6, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Hitchhiker: Stories from the Kentucky Homefront Bob Thompson FairyT/FolkT/LM/Occ/Sup - Collection



November 7, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Red Men Matthew de Abaitua SF/CyP/AP/PA/Dys
Nanoshock K C Alexander SF/CyP/GenEng - SINless 2
Valiant Dust Richard Baker SF - Breaker of Empires 1
Black Goat Blues Levi Black F/DF/H - The Mythos War 2
Skitter (h2tp) Ezekiel Boone H - The Hatching Series 2
The Sorcerer's Appendix P. J. Brackston F/SupM - Brothers Grimm Mysteries 4
The Operative (h2mm) Gerald Brandt SF/CyP/AP/PA - San Angeles 2
Places in the Darkness Chris Brookmyre SF
Star Trek: The Book of Lists Chip Carter TV/SF - Star Trek
Steal the Stars Nat Cassidy SF/AC/MTI
Potions and Pastries Bailey Cates PCM - A Magical Bakery Mystery 7
Red Dust and Dancing Horses and Other Stories Beth Cato SF/F - Collection
The Rule of Luck Catherine Cerveny SF - A Felicia Sevigny Novel 1
More Human than Human: Stories of Androids, Robots, and Manufactured Humanity Neil Clarke SF/CyP/GenEng - Anthology
Numenera: The Night Clave Monte Cook
Shanna Germain
SF/GenEng - Numenera 2
Highland Dragon Rebel Isabel Cooper PHR - Dawn of the Highland Dragon 2
Vampire Undone Shannon Curtis PNR
Snow Magic (e) Bianca D'Arc PNR - A Were-Fey Love Story 2
Shadowborn David Dalglish F - Seraphim 3
Deja New MaryJanice Davidson PNR - An Insighter Novel 2
None But Man (ri) Gordon R. Dickson SF
The Spark David Drake SF
Nights of the Dark Moon: Gothic Folktales from Asia and Africa Tutu Dutta FairyT/FolkT/LM/F/P/H/Gothic
Strange Music Alan Dean Foster SF/AC - Adventures of Pip & Flinx 15
Dreamweaver (h2mm) C.S. Friedman UF/CF/F - Dreamwalker 3
All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault James Alan Gardner CF/SH
Wolf Hunter: A Shifter Romance (e) Jane Godman PNR - Arctic Brotherhood 5
Wolf Leader: A Shifter Romance (e) Jane Godman PNR - Arctic Brotherhood 6
Childgrave Ken Greenhall H
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (h2tp) Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (h2tp) Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin Boxed Set: The Found and the Lost; The Unreal and the Real (h2tp) Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
The Witch and the Werewolf Michele Hauf PNR - Decadent Dames 3
Terminal Alliance Jim C. Hines SF/AP/PA - Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse 1
The Ship (h2tp) Antonia Honeywell F/CoA/PA
This Book Is Not for You (D) Daniel A. Hoyt LF/MU
The Stealers' War Stephen Hunt F
The End We Start From (D) Megan Hunter LF/Dys
The Stars Are Legion (h2tp) Kameron Hurley SF/SO
Wonders Will Never Cease Robert Irwin HistF
Perfect Gravity Vivien Jackson SFR - Wanted and Wired 2
Down to No Good Earl Javorsky M/Occ/Sup/Th/Noir - Charlie Miner 2
Imaginarium 5: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing Sandra Kasturi (Ed)
Samantha Beiko (Ed)
SpecFic - Anthology 5
Frostwing Richard A. Knaak SF/AP/PA - City of Shadows 2
Pavlov's Dog David Kurman HU/Satire/Absurdist
Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled Travis Langley (Ed)
Lynn S. Zubernis (Ed)
Psychology
The Jim Baen Memorial Award: The First Decade William Ledbetter (Ed) SF - Anthology
Jade City (D - Adult) Fonda Lee F - The Green Bone Saga 1
The Rise of Nagash Mike Lee F - Warhammer Chronicles Omnibus
The Sisters of the Crescent Empress Leena Likitalo HistF/DF - The Waning Moon Duology 2
The Realms of God Michael Livingston HistF/AH - The Shards of Heaven 3
The Ruined House (D) Ruby Namdar
Hillel Halkin (Tr)
LF
The Experience Arcade and Other Stories James Van Pelt SF - Collection
Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers Tim Powers CF - Collection
The Wrong Stars Tim Pratt SF/SO
A Spoonful of Magic Irene Radford UF
Beyond Antares: Dimensional Gates Brandon Rospond (Ed) SF - Beyond Antares Anthology
The Forbidden Heir (e) M.J. Scott Gaslamp/HistF - Four Arts 2
Invaders From Beyond: First Wave Colin Sinclair
Tim Major
Julian Benson
SF/AC
The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes Malachy Tallack History/Historical Geography
Ironclads Adrian Tchaikovsky SF
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun J.R.R. Tolkien F
Gluttony Bay Matt Wallace UF/HU - A Sin du Jour Affair 6
Perfect Shadow Brent Weeks F - Night Angel
Cult of the Warmason C L Werner SF - Genestealer Cults 1
The Keep (e)(ri) F. Paul Wilson SupTh - Adversary Cycle 1
Communication Failure Joe Zieja SF - Epic Failure Trilogy 2



November 8, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Threshold of Eternity John Brunner
Broderick Damiem
SF/SO
The World is Full of Monsters: A Tor.com Original Jeff VanderMeer SF
Deep Magic - First Collection (Ke) Deep Magic Magazine F/SF - Anthology
Every Face a Forgery (e) Paul Witcover
Liz Duffy Adams
HistF - Tremontaine Season 3 #5



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
Bio - Biography
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FM - Folklore and Mythology
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
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - MashUp
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PHR- Paramormal Historical Romance
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
PsySus - Psychological Suspense
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
Ref - Reference
RP - Role Playing
Sc - Science
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - SteamPunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors


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


Gerald Brandt (2016)

The Rebel
San Angeles 3
DAW, November 14, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The third and final installment in the San Angeles trilogy, a thrilling near-future cyberpunk sci-fi series

Kris Merrill has lost everything. Her family when she was thirteen, her identity when she joined the anti-corporate movement, and now the man she loved. Living in a small room the resistance gave her, she feels alone. Abandoned.

A year ago, Kris’s life was torn apart when a delivery went wrong. The last year spent training with the anti-corporate movement had been the closest she’d ever gotten to normal.

Now, war has broken out between the corporations, and the lower levels of San Angeles are paying the price. Water and food are rationed. People are being ripped from their families in massive sweeps, drafted to fight. Those remaining live in a wasteland. The insurgents are trying to help, but Kris is being left out, given menial tasks instead of doing what she was trained for.

She is torn between working with the insurgents as they become more like the corporations they are fighting, and helping the people of the lower levels.

Caught in one of SoCal’s draft sweeps and being hunted by an enemy who will stop at nothing to have revenge are just the tip of the iceberg. Kris is pregnant, and she might have to choose between bringing down the corporations that destroyed her family or saving the life of her unborn son.



The Operative
San Angeles 2
DAW, November 7, 2017
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, November 1, 2016

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The second installment in the San Angeles trilogy, a thrilling near-future cyberpunk sci-fi series

Kris Merrill was a survivor. She’d lost her parents as a young girl, and she’d been forced to flee the dubious shelter of her aunt’s home at thirteen to escape the unwanted attentions of her uncle. She’d lived on the streets of San Angeles, finding refuge in the lowest level of the city. When she got the chance, Kris found a room to rent on Level 2, earning a precarious living as a motorcycle messenger, a courier delivering sensitive materials the megacorporations would not trust to any method that could be hacked.

A year ago, Kris’s life changed irrevocably when a delivery went terribly wrong, and she was targeted for termination by the Meridian corporation, one of the most powerful of the megaconglomerates that controlled the government. Salvation came in the form of Ian Miller, who rescued Kris from certain death, recruiting her for the underground resistance group of which he was a part.

Since then, Kris has been hidden with the resistance, training to become an operative. Just as her training with the anti-corporate movement is nearing its end, their compound is destroyed by surprise attack.

Ready or not, Kris and the other trainees are recalled to the dangerous metropolis of San Angeles. But their transport is shot down and Ian Miller, the man she loves, is captured. Someone, it seems, is using him to get to Kris.

With the help of a retired operative with PTSD, and the mysterious man who fled the scene when Kris’s parents were killed, Kris searches for any sign of Ian. As the corporations battle civil unrest—and each other—the city slowly shuts down. Kris and San Angeles are running out of time….





Pierce Brown (2014)

Iron Gold
Red Rising Saga 4
Del Rey, January 16, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 480 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his #1 New York Times bestselling Red Rising series with a brand-new adventure of revolution and betrayal among the stars.





Geoffrey Girard (2013)

Truthers
Carolrhoda Lab™, August 1, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 360 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Katie Wallace has never given much thought to 9/11. She was only a year old when terrorists struck American soil. But now her dad has landed in a mental institution after claiming to know what really happened. He insists the attacks were part of a government conspiracy. And he claims that Katie is living proof: the lone survivor of a massive cover-up. Hoping to free her dad, Katie sets out to investigate his bizarre claims. Soon she's drawn into the strange and secretive world of 9/11 conspiracy theorists known as the Truthers. What is fact and what is fiction? Katie no longer knows what to believe.

Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of the San Angeles Novels


Please welcome Gerald Brandt to The Qwillery. The Operative, the 2nd San Angeles Novel, was published on November 1, 2016 by DAW.



Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of the San Angeles Novels




TQWelcome back to The Qwillery. Your new novel, The Operative (San Angeles 2), was published on November 1st. Has your writing process changed (or not) from when you wrote The Courier (San Angeles 1) to The Operative?

Gerald:  It's great to be back! Things have definitely changed between The Courier and The Operative, but they are mostly based around time management rather than actual process. Things change once you're under contract and have a deadline, and the pressure quickly begins to mount. In the last interview, I mentioned I used Post-it notes on a white board to get my scenes organized. I did the same thing this time, but I really only hit the high points. Instead of having 65-75 scenes done in advance, I only had about 35 done. What was missing was the glue between the them. When I transferred from the white board to my spreadsheet is when I filled in the missing scenes and the details. I may slowly be leaving the white board and Post-it notes behind!



TQWhat do you wish that you knew about book publishing when The Courier came out that you know now?

Gerald:  The short answer is everything! What I didn't know about book publishing could have fit into a library. The problem is, it still can. That being said, I know far more now than I did before. If I was to hit some high points, I'd say I wish I knew more about the editing process and timelines, from the initial editor's comments to the copyedits to the final page proofs. It is significantly easier to do edits at the early stages than at the later ones, but if serious issues arise (as they did for The Operative), it is still possible to do some big changes in the copyedit stage. For The Courier, I entered the publishing process with some trepidation. I wish I knew then that everyone (and there are quite a few) involved in the process wants to make the best book possible, and they are all on the author's side. Everyone from the editor to the copyeditor to the proof reader to the layout people and the artists and the publicists want the book to succeed as much as I do.



TQWhich character in the San Angeles series (so far) has surprised you the most? Do you have a favorite character?

Gerald:  Being in the middle of revisions for The Rebel, book three in the series, that's a tough question. At this point in time, there are really no surprises left for me. If I think back to when I wrote The Operative, I'd say there were two characters that took a slightly different path than I had envisioned for them. I won't say what role they play in the novel (no spoilers!), but I'll give you their names. Janice and Pat. They both grew into more than I had expected, especially Pat.

My favorite character still has to be Kris. She's the reason I wrote The Courier in the first place. A lot of fans have said that Kai is one of their favorites, and I really struggled with him in The Operative. I think the end result is something that does justice to both of them.



TQSan Angeles is a multi-level corporate controlled mega-city. How did you come to create San Angeles? Do you see any of the antecedents for such a mega-city happening now?

Gerald:  What a great question! When I created San Angeles, I wanted a place that physically reflected the social status of the people that lived there. I also wanted a background thread on over population and limited resources. Both of those points precluded any sort of sprawling city. When I first designed San Angeles, it was only three levels, and there were three basic social status's a person could be (minion, middle class, upper class). I soon realized that was far too simplistic of a model, and the city grew to seven levels with the addition of geosynchronous satellite cities. The physical difference between Level 2 and Level 3 is minor, but the people on Level 3 still think of themselves as better than those on lower levels.

One interesting piece I put in was the inversion of the social status inside buildings. In the city, a higher level equates to more status, in a building (on everything except Level 7), the higher the floor you work or live on, the lower your social status. I ended up doing that because I had to keep people alive. The lower levels are essentially enclosed spaces. Massive, but enclosed. I had to get air recycling and pollution removal into the city, and the best place to put them, where you wouldn't lose valuable real estate, was on the ceiling. So the closer you are the the infrastructure, the worse off you are. The reason the inversion rule doesn't apply to Level 7 is because it is open to the sky, there's no ventilation or plumbing or lights to avoid.

In many of today's larger cities, huge skyscrapers reach for the sky, and they are stacked side by side by side. Granted, every floor is roughly only three meters high, but it is still a proven method of getting a lot of people into a small foot print. I essentially extrapolated that idea into a full size city. As for the corporations running almost everything, you simply have to look at the power current corporation have with their lobbyists and support of politicians. That one wasn't as big a leap at the city itself.



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

Gerald:  Even though The Operative is as action packed as The Courier, it has a sadder tone to it. The novel delves a bit more into the flaws that make people who they are and influence what they do.



TQPlease give us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery lines from The Operative.

Gerald:

He laughed quietly to himself. He’d never thought being tied down and lying in his own excrement would be an improvement.

and

There were no tears. No more screams. The girl whispered a word. Pat twisted closer, her back shrieking.
“Pourquoi?” It was barely a whisper. “Pourquoi?”



TQIn our April interview you said that "Currently I spend my time standing in front of my white board with colored Post-It notes for THE REBEL..." Have you moved beyond the white board? Is there anything non-spoilery you can tell us about The Rebel?

Gerald:  I think I answered the first part of this in a previous question. I still use the whiteboard, but only for the major scenes and pivot points. The remainder of the scenes I now do in a spreadsheet.

Non-spoilery, eh? A tough one. I'm in revisions with The Rebel, and things are still changing slightly.

There is a person in The Courier that comes back and has Kris changing her opinion about them, and The Operative takes place almost a year after The Courier, while The Rebel leaves only a two week gap from when we last see Kris.



TQThank you for joining us at again The Qwillery.

Gerald:  Once again, some great questions that got me thinking! Thank you so much for having me.





The Operative
A San Angeles Novel 2
DAW, November 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of the San Angeles Novels
Kris Merrill was a survivor. She’d lost her parents as a young girl, and she’d been forced to flee the dubious shelter of her aunt’s home at thirteen to escape the unwanted attentions of her uncle. She’d lived on the streets of San Angeles, finding refuge in the lowest level of the city. When she got the chance, Kris found a room to rent on Level 2, earning a precarious living as a motorcycle messenger, a courier delivering sensitive materials the megacorporations would not trust to any method that could be hacked.

A year ago, Kris’s life changed irrevocably when a delivery went terribly wrong, and she was targeted for termination by the Meridian corporation, one of the most powerful of the megaconglomerates that controlled the government. Salvation came in the form of Ian Miller, who rescued Kris from certain death, recruiting her for the underground resistance group of which he was a part.

Since then, Kris has been hidden with the resistance, training to become an operative. Just as her training with the anti-corporate movement is nearing its end, their compound is destroyed by surprise attack. Ready or not, Kris and the other trainees are recalled to the dangerous metropolis of San Angeles. But their transport is shot down and Ian Miller, the man she loves, is captured. Someone, it seems, is using him to get to Kris.

With the help of a retired operative with PTSD, and the mysterious man who fled the scene when Kris’s parents were killed, Kris searches for any sign of Ian. As the corporations battle civil unrest—and each other—the city slowly shuts down. Kris and San Angeles are running out of time….





Previously

The Courier
A San Angeles Novel 1
DAW, November 1, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 1, 2016

Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of the San Angeles Novels
Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier.  A nobody. Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border—a land where corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone’s help.

But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she’s stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen.

Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets. Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller—a member of an underground resistance group—only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn’t understand.

Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it’s only a matter of time until Miller’s resources and their luck run out….





About Gerald

Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of the San Angeles Novels
Gerald Brandt’s short story “Storm” appeared in the 2013 Prix Aurora Award-winning anthology Blood & Water. By day, he’s an IT professional and coding guru. In his limited spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, rock climbing, camping, and spending time with his family. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two sons.

Website  ~  Facebook
Twitter @GeraldBrandt

The View From Monday - October 31, 2016


The View From Monday - October 31, 2016
Happy Monday and Happy Halloween!!




There are 3 debuts this week:

The Facefaker's Game by Chandler Birch;

Death at First Sight (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery 1) by Lena Gregory;

and

The Burning Isle by Will Panzo.


The View From Monday - October 31, 2016


And from formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler;

The Operative (San Angeles 2) by Gerald Brandt;

Reports on the Internet Apocalypse (Internet Apocalypse Trilogy 3) by Wayne Gladstone

The Weaver by Emmi Itäranta;

Invisible Planets edited by Ken Liu;

An Import of Intrigue (Maradaine Constabulary 2) by Marshall Ryan Maresca;

and

Dominion (Burned Man 2) by Peter McLean.


Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Courier (San Angeles 1) by Gerald Brandt is out in Trade Paperback;

How to Save the World (Superheroes Anonymous 3) by Lexie Dunne is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Staked (Iron Druid Chronicles 8) by Kevin Hearne is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Empire Ascendant (Worldbreaker Saga 2) by Kameron Hurley is out in Mass Market Paperback;

and

Arena (Arena 1) by Holly Jennings is out in Trade Paperback.



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



The View From Monday - October 31, 2016



October 31, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Long December Richard Chizmar H - Collection
Six Scary Stories Stephen King (Selected by) H - Anthology
The Madness of Dr. Caligari Joseph S. Pulver (Ed) H - Anthology



November 1, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
What the #@&% Is That?: The Saga Anthology of the Monstrous and the Macabre John Joseph Adams (Ed) F - Anthology
Of the Abyss (mm) Amelia Atwater-Rhodes F - Mancer Trilogy Series 1
The Burning Light Bradley P. Beaulieu
Rob Ziegler
SF/AP/PA
The Facefaker's Game (D) Chandler J. Birch F
Twice Told Tail Ali Brandon CM - A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery 6
The Courier (h2mm) Gerald Brandt SF/CyberP/AP/PA - San Angeles 1
The Operative Gerald Brandt SF/CyberP/AP/PA - San Angeles 2
Decoherence Liana Brooks TechTh - Time & Shadows Mystery 3
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (h2tp) Lois McMaster Bujold SF/SO - Vorkosigan Saga 17
The Vor Game (ri) Lois McMaster Bujold SF/SO - Vorkosigan Saga 6
Congress of Secrets Stephanie Burgis HistF/AH
Shadowed Souls Jim Butcher (Ed)
Kerrie L. Hughes (Ed)
UF/CF - Anthology
Octavia E. Butler Gerry Canavan HC/SF -Modern Masters of Science Fiction Series
The Shattered Vigil Patrick W. Carr F - Darkwater Saga Series 2
Illicit Cathy Clamp P - Luna Lake 2
The Severed Streets (h2mm) Paul Cornell CF - Shadow Police 2
The Lost Child of Lychford Paul Cornell CF - Witches of Lychford 2
Beholder's Eye (ri) Julie E. Czerneda SF/SO - Web Shifters 1
Hidden in Sight (ri) Julie E. Czerneda SF/SO - Web Shifters 3
Changing Vision (ri) Julie E. Czerneda SF/SO - Web Shifters 2
Nightmares Ellen Datlow (Ed) H - Anthology
Empires: The First Battle Gavin Deas SF - Empires
The Right to Arm Bears (ri) Gordon R Dickson SF
How to Save the World (mm) Lexie Dunne UF - Superheroes Anonymous 3
Willful Child: Wrath of Betty Steven Erikson SF/SO - Willful Child 2
Pillar to the Sky (tp2mm) William R. Forstchen Th/SF
A Hunter Under the Mistletoe: All Is Bright \ Heat of a Helios (e) Addison Fox
Karen Whiddon
SFR/PNR
Neil Gaiman's Midnight Days Neil Gaiman F/GN
Survival Game Gary Gibson SF/AP/PA - Apocalypse Duology 2
Reports on the Internet Apocalypse Wayne Gladstone LF/TechTh/Dys/HU/AP/PA/SF - Internet Apocalypse Trilogy 3
Immortal Billionaire (e) Jane Godman PNR
Warheart (h2mm) Terry Goodkind F - Richard and Kahlan 4
Death at First Sight (D) Lena Gregory CM - A Bay Island Psychic Mystery 1
Ghal Maraz Guy Haley
Josh Reynolds
F - The Realmgate Wars 2
Christmas Magic David G. Hartwell (Ed) F - Anthology
Staked (h2mm) Kevin Hearne UF - Iron Druid Chronicles 8
The Dark Lord Jack Heckel FairyT/FolkT/LM/HU
Binary Storm Christopher Hinz SF/SO - Liege-Killer
Faithful Alice Hoffman CW
Curse on the Land Faith Hunter UF/CF/P - A Soulwood Novel 2
Empire Ascendant (h2mm) Kameron Hurley F - Worldbreaker Saga 2
The Weaver Emmi Itäranta Dys
Arena (h2tp) Holly Jennings SF - Arena 1
Saga of Recluce: Year 1-415 (e) L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Recluce Omnibus
Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka Franz Kafka LFSF - Collection
Illidan: World of Warcraft William King F - World of Warcraft
Death's Master (ri) Tanith Lee F/DF - Flat Earth 2
The Hidden People Alison Littlewood HistM
Invisible Planets Ken Liu (Ed) SF - Anthology
Old Man's Ghosts Tom Lloyd F - Empire of a Hundred Houses 2
Cosmonaut Keep: The Opening Novel in An Astonishing New Future History Ken MacLeod SF/AC - Engines of Light 1
An Import of Intrigue Marshall Ryan Maresca F/UF/DF - Maradaine Constabulary 2
Den of Wolves Juliet Marillier HistF - Blackthorn & Grim 3
Venom and Vanilla Shannon Mayer UF - Venom Trilogy 1
Dominion Peter McLean UF - Burned Man 2
The Burning Isle (D) Will Panzo F
Invisible Planets Hannu Rajaniemi F - Collection
The Memory of Whiteness: A Scientific Romance (ri) Kim Stanley Robinson SF
DemonWars: The First King: The Dame and The Bear (e)(ri) R. A. Salvatore F - Saga of the First King
Children of the Country (D) Abigail R. Shaffer LF/CoA/Occ/Sup
The Child to Come: Life after the Human Catastrophe Rebekah Sheldon LC/SF/F
Unquiet Land Sharon Shinn FR/F - Elemental Blessings 4
Archangel's Heart Nalini Singh PNR/F/UF - Guild Hunter 9
The Death of Dulgath Michael J. Sullivan F - Riyria Chronicles 3
The Beast (h2mm) J. R. Ward PNR - Black Dagger Brotherhood 14
Shadow of Victory David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 19
Angeleyes Michael Z. Williamson SF - Freehold Series 7
Once a Gypsy Danica Winters PNR - The Irish Traveller 1
The Path of Heaven Chris Wraight SF - The Horus Heresy
Burn Suzanne Wright FR - Dark in You 1
Living Spectres Chelsea Quinn Yarbro CM - A Chesterton Holte, Gentleman Haunt Mystery  2



November 2, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Loud Table: A Tor.com Original (e) Jonathan Carroll SF
Dune: Red Plague (e) Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
SF



November 3, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Jo Fletcher Books Anthology (e) Various SF/F - Anthology


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
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback


AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Cozy Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
CyberP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F _ Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 5


This is the fifth in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published since their last update. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year that author was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.



Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 48 here
Part 9 here Part 19 here Part 29 here Part 39 here Part 49 here
Part 10 here Part 20 here Part 30 here Part 40 here Part 50 here



Amanda Bouchet (2016)

Breath of Fire
Kingmaker Chronicles 2
Sourcebooks Casablanca, August 2, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

SHE’S DESTINED TO DESTROY THE WORLD…
“Cat” Catalia Fisa has been running from her destiny since she could crawl. But now, her newfound loved ones are caught between the shadow of Cat’s tortured past and the threat of her world-shattering future. So what’s a girl to do when she knows it’s her fate to be the harbinger of doom? Everything in her power.

BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
Griffin knows Cat is destined to change the world—for the better. As the realms are descending into all-out war, Cat and Griffin must embrace their fate together. Gods willing, they will emerge side-by-side in the heart of their future kingdom…or not at all.

[description from Author's website]





Lila Bowen (Delilah S. Dawson) (2012)

Wake of Vultures
The Shadow 1
Orbit, September 20, 2016
Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Hardcover and eBook, October 27, 2015

"Wake of Vultures will kick your a** up one page and down the other." -- io9

Nettie Lonesome dreams of a greater life than toiling as a slave in the sandy desert. But when a stranger attacks her, Nettie wins more than the fight.

Now she's got friends, a good horse, and a better gun. But if she can't kill the thing haunting her nightmares and stealing children across the prairie, she'll lose it all -- and never find out what happened to her real family.

Wake of Vultures is the first novel of the Shadow series featuring the fearless Nettie Lonesome.


Conspiracy of Ravens
The Shadow 2
Orbit, October 11, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

The sequel to Wake of Vultures, where a rich, secret world is hiding beneath the surface.

Nettie Lonesome made a leap -- not knowing what she'd become. But now her destiny as the Shadow is calling.

A powerful alchemist is leaving a trail of dead across the prairie. And Nettie must face the ultimate challenge: side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on a dangerous mission that is pulling her inexorably toward the fight of her life.

When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn't black and white. What good are two wings and a gun when your enemy can command a conspiracy of ravens?





Gerald Brandt (2016)

The Courier
A San Angeles Novel 1
DAW, November 1, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 1, 2016

Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier.  A nobody. Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border—a land where corporations make all the rules. A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone’s help.

But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she’s stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen.

Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets. Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller—a member of an underground resistance group—only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn’t understand.

Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it’s only a matter of time until Miller’s resources and their luck run out….


The Operative
A San Angeles Novel 2
DAW, November 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

Kris Merrill was a survivor. She’d lost her parents as a young girl, and she’d been forced to flee the dubious shelter of her aunt’s home at thirteen to escape the unwanted attentions of her uncle. She’d lived on the streets of San Angeles, finding refuge in the lowest level of the city. When she got the chance, Kris found a room to rent on Level 2, earning a precarious living as a motorcycle messenger, a courier delivering sensitive materials the megacorporations would not trust to any method that could be hacked.

A year ago, Kris’s life changed irrevocably when a delivery went terribly wrong, and she was targeted for termination by the Meridian corporation, one of the most powerful of the megaconglomerates that controlled the government. Salvation came in the form of Ian Miller, who rescued Kris from certain death, recruiting her for the underground resistance group of which he was a part.

Since then, Kris has been hidden with the resistance, training to become an operative. Just as her training with the anti-corporate movement is nearing its end, their compound is destroyed by surprise attack. Ready or not, Kris and the other trainees are recalled to the dangerous metropolis of San Angeles. But their transport is shot down and Ian Miller, the man she loves, is captured. Someone, it seems, is using him to get to Kris.

With the help of a retired operative with PTSD, and the mysterious man who fled the scene when Kris’s parents were killed, Kris searches for any sign of Ian. As the corporations battle civil unrest—and each other—the city slowly shuts down. Kris and San Angeles are running out of time….





Jordanna Max Brodsky (2016)

The Immortals
Olympus Bound 1
Orbit, December 13, 2016
Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 30, 2016

Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself.


The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone -- just the way she likes it. She doesn't believe in friends, and she doesn't speak to her family. Most of them are simply too dangerous.

In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed in laurel. Her ancient rage returns. And so does the memory of a promise she made long ago -- when her name was Artemis.

"The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life."
--Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches


The Immortals is the first book in the exciting new Olympus Bound trilogy. Look out for the sequel, Winter of the Gods, out in February 2017!


Winter of the Gods
Olympus Bound 2
Orbit, February 14, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 480 pages

"The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life."
--Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself.

Winter in New York: snow falls, lights twinkle, and a very disgruntled Selene DiSilva prowls the streets looking for prey.

But when a dead body is discovered sprawled atop Wall Street's iconic Charging Bull statue, it's clear the NYPD can't solve the murder without help. The murder isn't just the work of another homicidal cult -- this time, someone's sacrificing the gods themselves.

While raising fundamental questions about the very existence of the gods, Selene must hunt down the perpetrators, tracking a conspiracy that will test the bonds of loyalty and love.

Winter of the Gods, the much anticipated sequel to The Immortals, is the second book in the exciting Olympus Bound trilogy.





Amanda Brooke (2013)

The Goodbye Gift
Harper, August 11, 2016
eBook, 432 pages

Three best friends. One tragic accident.
A heartbreaking novel about friendship, love and sacrifice from R&J bestseller, Amanda Brooke

Lucy has been desperate for a new heart for as long as she can remember. But getting the call to say a donor has been found will be a bittersweet relief: because for her to live, someone else must die.

Julia, Helen and Phoebe have been fast friends for all their lives, through Helen’s unplanned pregnancy, the sudden death of Phoebe’s mother, and Julia’s desperation to conceive with her much younger husband. Yet a deep friendship can hide many secrets, and as their relationship reaches crisis point, what has long been buried is going to come bubbling to the surface.

With one tragic accident, these four lives will converge and Lucy will get her new heart. But who has made the ultimate sacrifice?


The Affair
Harper, January 12, 2017
eBook, 432 pages

A shocking story about a fifteen-year-old girl and the man who took advantage of her

“You might as well know from the start, I’m not going to tell on him and I don’t care how much trouble I get in. It’s not like it could get any worse than it already is.

I can’t. Don’t ask me why, I just can’t.”

When Nina finds out that her fifteen-year-old daughter, Scarlett, is pregnant, her world falls apart.

Because Scarlet won’t tell anyone who the father is. And Nina is scared that the answer will destroy everything.

As the suspects mount – from Scarlett’s teacher to Nina’s new husband of less than a year – Nina searches for the truth: no matter what the cost.

Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of The Courier


Please welcome Gerald Brandt to The Qwillery as part of the 2016 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. The Courier was published on March 1st by DAW.



Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of The Courier




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

Gerald:  Thanks for having me! I remember writing when I was in Junior High, but not so much before that. I still have a notebook from those days, though I really should burn it before someone actually sees it. I was introduced to computers in High School, and dropped writing. Just over ten years ago, I decided to start again, and to take it seriously, and here I am. As for the why... if I could explain it, I would. It's just what I want to do.



TQAre you a plotter, a pantser or a hybrid?

Gerald:  I'd say I'm a bit of a hybrid plotter. I start every novel with a big white board a multi-colored Post-It notes. I use one note per scene, and layout the novel on the whiteboard. Each Post-It contains a sentence, or sometimes even a single word summary of that scene. Each POV character gets a different color Post-It. Once I think I have enough scenes (usually over 65) I analyse what I have on the board, rearranging notes as necessary to get good POV distribution and good story flow. I continue to add scenes as needed. I also take some time to add detail to some of the scenes. Once I reach about 80 scenes, I move to an Excel spreadsheet. I transfer my Post-It notes to the spreadsheet and starting adding in details... who else is in the scene, where is it taking place, what time of day is, etc. Once the spreadsheet is done, I start writing, sequentially, until done. That sounds like a 100% plotter, but my spreadsheet isn't written in stone. As I go along, I'll still add or removes scenes, change their order, and even the POV character. So, hybrid.



TQWhat is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Gerald:  All of it. But seriously, I'd have to say details and description. I always end up short on word count, and I can always add way more description and detail without changing the pacing of the story. Some of my first draft scenes can be 1000 words of talking heads. By the time I flesh the scene out with description and other details, it could easily double.



TQWhat has influenced / influences your writing? You are "an IT professional and coding guru." How has that influenced (or not) your own writing?

Gerald:  The short answer is 'everything'. Every life experience, every setback, every joy, every pain, affects what I put on the page. How can it be any other way? That doesn't mean that every character on the page is me, or even a version of me. It means I can take my experiences, distill them, and kind of know what it's like to be a cold hearted killer, and never actually be one. THE COURIER's main character is a sixteen year old girl. I've never been one, but I can take my experiences and research, and make it work.

I think my background in computers gave me the need (the want?) to have most everything plotted before I begin writing. The part where I change things on the fly is just like the end-user changing program requirements, but I'm the end-user.

One thing I've learned recently is that, for me, writing and programming draw from the same well. I find it extremely difficult to do both, and if I have to, they both suffer. Luckily for me, most of my work now is in IT, so I don't have to code a lot.



TQDescribe The Courier in 140 characters or less.

Gerald:  A couriers life is destroyed when she witnesses a murder, and becomes the hunted.

(This one is from the front of the book)

Is there anyplace for a courier to run when she's targeted for termination?



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

Gerald:  Kris hates Christmas, but she has a pretty darn good reason!



TQWhat inspired you to write The Courier? What appeals to you about writing Science Fiction?

Gerald:  The main character, Kris Ballard, popped into my head pretty much fully formed. I knew what kind of life she had, and how she was dealing with. What I didn't have was a story to fit her into. That took another couple of years. I'm going to have to say she was the inspiration for the story. Certainly to the reason the story even exists.

What appeals to me about Science Fiction are the possibilities. The possibility of creating new technology by building on what we already have. The possibility of taking a unique view of the problems in the world today, and mapping them into a different reality. Not necessarily to find solutions, but maybe make the reader look at things a different way.



TQThe Courier has been described Cyberpunk. Do you agree? What is Cyberpunk?

Gerald:  I didn't write THE COURIER as cyberpunk, but it certainly has that feeling to it. Traditionally, cyberpunk is all about code jockeys jacking into virtual worlds to do things (bad or good). THE COURIER doesn't have that, but it does have certain aspects of the world cyberpunk traditionally encapsulates. There are the massive corporations, the hyper-surveillance, weak governments, fast computers, and well defined class structures. So, is THE COURIER cyberpunk as defined by NUEROMANCER or SNOW CRASH? I'd have to say no. But you can't really get away with that kind of cyberpunk anymore. Computers have become such a commodity in today's world, that I don't think readers would believe it if you could just slip on a head band and interface with your computer.

So what, to me, is cyberpunk today? Is it still cyberpunk if the computers don't control everything, if there is no artificial intelligence? I'm not sure I'm the one to answer that.



TQWhat sort of research did you do for The Courier?

Gerald:  Actually very little. I did a bit of research on Los Angeles, since that's where the story takes place (Los Angeles is a neighborhood or ward of San Angeles). When Kris is on Level 1, I wanted to make sure I had enough of the current Los Angeles in there so people might recognize it. I also have a character with Asperger's, so I did a fair amount of research in that area. I wanted to make sure I got the small details right for that, and not just gloss over it as a quirky character trait.



TQWho was the easiest character to write and why? The hardest and why?

Gerald:  The easiest character to write would have to be Kris. Yes, she's a 16 year old girl runaway, and I most definitely am not, but she lived in my head for so long, I knew her. She's as tough as nails (you'd have to be after you went through what she did), but very kind hearted. Getting that balance right was fun.

The most difficult would have to have been Jeremy Adams. He's very single minded and goal oriented. How do I portray him as a human being and not just a caricature? I had to get the reader inside his head, to make them understand why he is the person they see. To make him human.



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

Gerald:  I never actually come out and start talking about social issues, but the city itself is a statement. San Angeles is made up of seven levels, and each level reflects the social status of the person living there. If a denizen of Level 1 went up to Level 3, they would be looked down on and ostracized. Kris's status of a courier gets her past those kind of things, but what happens if she loses that anonymity?



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

Gerald:  How did the world end up the way it is, where cities are multi-level megalopolis' (megalopoli?) and corporations even choose who is going to be the next president? The answer is, of course, right around you. I took the power of the lobby groups and the huge corporations, the ignoring of global warming, the military actions of the world and who is gaining from them, and simply extrapolated it out to its logical conclusion.



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

Gerald:  I crouched lower in the shadows and slid behind two green dumpsters used to hold the Fish Markets cast off garbage. A huge rat ran between my feet into the alley, dragging its fleshy tail through years of built up fish guts, scales, and oil, scared by the intruder into its domain.

I understood it.



TQWhat's next?

Gerald:  THE COURIER will be out in March, 2016 in hard cover and ebook. An audio book will be available a short time later. I just handed in THE OPERATIVE, the sequel to THE COURIER, and am waiting for editorial comments. I believe that book is scheduled for November, 2016. Currently I spend my time standing in front of my white board with colored Post-It notes for THE REBEL, and I should start some actual writing on it shortly. I have a small book tour coming up, and am visiting a few conventions. (http://geraldbrandt.com/calendar)

After that, it's not quite clear. I have an alternate world fantasy almost finished, but there are a lot of stories in San Angeles -- not all of them Kris Ballard's.



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Gerald:  This was fun! Thank-you for having me.





The Courier
A San Angeles Novel 1
DAW, March 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of The Courier
Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier.  A nobody.  Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border—a land where corporations make all the rules.  A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone’s help. 

But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she’s stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen. 

Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets.  Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller—a member of an underground resistance group—only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn’t understand.

Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it’s only a matter of time until Miller’s resources and their luck run out….





About Gerald

Interview with Gerald Brandt, author of The Courier
Gerald Brandt’s short story “Storm” appeared in the 2013 Prix Aurora Award-winning anthology Blood & Water.  By day, he’s an IT professional and coding guru.  In his limited spare time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, rock climbing, camping, and spending time with his family.  He lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two sons.

Website  ~  Facebook
Twitter @GeraldBrandt


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts


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2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts


2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts


There are 9 debuts for March. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the United States, not copyright dates or non-US publication dates.

The March 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 March cover for the 2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on March 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 March 2016 The list is correct as of the day posted.



Mishell Baker

Borderline
Book 1 of The Arcadia Project
Saga Press, March 1, 2016
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
A cynical, disabled film director with borderline personality disorder gets recruited to join a secret organization that oversees relations between Hollywood and Fairyland in the first book of a new urban fantasy series from debut author Mishell Baker.

A year ago, Millie lost her legs and her filmmaking career in a failed suicide attempt. Just when she’s sure the credits have rolled on her life story, she gets a second chance with the Arcadia Project: a secret organization that polices the traffic to and from a parallel reality filled with creatures straight out of myth and fairy tales.

For her first assignment, Millie is tasked with tracking down a missing movie star who also happens to be a nobleman of the Seelie Court. To find him, she’ll have to smooth-talk Hollywood power players and uncover the surreal and sometimes terrifying truth behind the glamour of Tinseltown. But stronger forces than just her inner demons are sabotaging her progress, and if she fails to unravel the conspiracy behind the noble’s disappearance, not only will she be out on the streets, but the shattering of a centuries-old peace could spark an all-out war between worlds.

No pressure.




Stacey Berg

Dissension
An Echo Hunter 367 Novel 1
Harper Voyager Impulse, March 15, 2016
    eBook, 384 pages
Harper Voyager Impulse, April 12, 2016
    Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
For four hundred years, the Church has led the remnants of humanity as they struggle for survival in the last inhabited city. Echo Hunter 367 is exactly what the Church created her to be: loyal, obedient, lethal. A clone who shouldn’t care about anything but her duty. Who shouldn’t be able to.

When rebellious citizens challenge the Church’s authority, it is Echo’s duty to hunt them down before civil war can tumble the city back into the dark. But Echo hides a deadly secret: doubt. And when Echo’s mission leads her to Lia, a rebel leader who has a secret of her own, Echo is forced to face that doubt. For Lia holds the key to the city’s survival, and Echo must choose between the woman she loves and the purpose she was born to fulfill.




Elizabeth Bonesteel

The Cold Between
Central Corps 1
Harper Voyager, March 8, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
Deep in the stars, a young officer and her lover are plunged into a murder mystery and a deadly conspiracy in this first entry in a stellar military science-fiction series in the tradition of Lois McMaster Bujold.

When her crewmate, Danny, is murdered on the colony of Volhynia, Central Corps chief engineer, Commander Elena Shaw, is shocked to learn the main suspect is her lover, Treiko Zajec. She knows Trey is innocent—he was with her when Danny was killed. So who is the real killer and why are the cops framing an innocent man?

Retracing Danny’s last hours, they discover that his death may be tied to a mystery from the past: the explosion of a Central Corps starship at a wormhole near Volhynia. For twenty-five years, the Central Gov has been lying about the tragedy, even willing to go to war with the outlaw PSI to protect their secrets.

With the authorities closing in, Elena and Trey head to the wormhole, certain they’ll find answers on the other side. But the truth that awaits them is far more terrifying than they ever imagined . . . a conspiracy deep within Central Gov that threatens all of human civilization throughout the inhabited reaches of the galaxy—and beyond.




Gerald Brandt

The Courier
A San Angeles Novel 1
DAW, March 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
Kris Ballard is a motorcycle courier.  A nobody.  Level 2 trash in a multi-level city that stretches from San Francisco to the Mexican border—a land where corporations make all the rules.  A runaway since the age of fourteen, Kris struggled to set up her life, barely scraping by, working hard to make it without anyone’s help. 

But a late day delivery changes everything when she walks in on the murder of one of her clients. Now she’s stuck with a mysterious package that everyone wants. It looks like the corporations want Kris gone, and are willing to go to almost any length to make it happen. 

Hunted, scared, and alone, she retreats to the only place she knows she can hide: the Level 1 streets.  Fleeing from people that seem to know her every move, she is rescued by Miller—a member of an underground resistance group—only to be pulled deeper into a world she doesn’t understand.

Together Kris and Miller barely manage to stay one step ahead of the corporate killers, but it’s only a matter of time until Miller’s resources and their luck run out….




Davila LeBlanc

Dark Transmissions
Jinxed Thirteenth 1
Harper Voyager Impulse, March 1, 2016
    eBook, 384 pages
Harper Voyager Impulse, March 29, 2016
    Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
It is the late 23rd century. For engineers Jessie Madison and her husband David, a routine maintenance contract on board the orbital mining station Moria 3 has become a nightmare. Upon awakening from cryo-stasis, they learn a horrifying truth: while they were asleep, machines rose up against humanity...and won.

Marooned and at the mercy of the station’s malicious artificial intelligence, OMEX, David and Jessie rig an emergency transmission to broadcast into the darkness, desperately hoping someone is still alive to hear it...

Navigating the fringes of explored space in the Covenant Patrol vessel the Jinxed Thirteenth, Captain Morwyn Soltaine picks up a distress signal from a space station. But it’s broadcasting in Ancient Humanity, a language that has been extinct for several millennia. Even more incredible: there are two survivors on board. Morwyn’s rag-tag crew of reformed criminals mount a rescue op, unaware of the dangerous foe awaiting them. As the past and future collide, a routine mission becomes a deadly game of wits.




Sonia Orin Lyris

The Seer
Baen Books, March 1, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 656 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
ORIGINAL TRADE PAPERBACK! The debut of a stunning new talent. A poor, young woman rises to the heights of a crumbling empire, where she must speak hard truth to power in order to save a world from chaos.

Everybody Wants Answers. No One Wants the Truth.

The Arunkel empire has stood a thousand years, forged by wealth and conquest, but now rebellion is stirring on the borders and treachery brews in the palace halls. Elsewhere, in a remote mountain village, a young mother sells the prophesies of her sister, Amarta, in order to keep them and her infant child from starving. It's a dangerous game when such revelations draw suspicion and mistrust as often as they earn coin.

Yet Amarta's visions are true. And often not at all what the seeker wishes to hear.

Now in a tapestry of loyalty, intrigue, magic, and gold, Amarta has become the key to a ruler's ambitions. But is she nothing beyond a tool? As Amarta comes into her own as a seer, she realizes she must do more than predict the future. She must create it.




Tarn Richardson

The Damned
The Darkest Hand Trilogy 1
The Overlook Press, March 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
A gripping work of dark fiction set in an alternative World War I where unspeakable creatures roam and a ruthless Inquisition still holds sway

In this "sublime work of dark fiction" (Intravenous Magazine), set in an alternative World War I, unspeakable creatures roam the grisly trenches, and a ruthless Catholic Inquisition holds sway ― still powerful, but working in the shadows.

When a Father is brutally murdered int he French city of Arras, Poldeck Tacit―a determined and unhinged Inquisitor―arrives on the scene to investigate the crime. His mission: to protect the Church from those who would seek to destroy it, no matter what the cost.

As the Inquisitor strives in vain to establish the truth behind the murder and to uncover the motives of other Vatican servants seeking to undermine him, a beautiful and spirited woman, Sandrine, warns British solider Henry Frost of a mutual foe even more terrible lurking beneath the killing fields―an enemy that answers to no human force and wreaks its havoc by the light of the moon.

Faced with impossible odds and struggling with his own demons, Tacit must battle the forces of evil―and a church determined at all costs to achieve its aims―to reach the heart of dark conspiracy that seeks to engulf the world, plunging it even deeper into conflict.





Adrian Selby

Snakewood
Orbit, March 15, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
A LIFETIME OF ENEMIES HAS ITS OWN PRICE

Mercenaries who gave no quarter, they shook the pillars of the world through cunning, chemical brews, and cold steel.

Whoever met their price won.

Now, their glory days are behind them. Scattered to the wind and their genius leader in hiding, they are being hunted down and eliminated.

One by one.

A groundbreaking debut fantasy of betrayal, mystery, and bloody revenge. 




Mark Tompkins

The Last Days of Magic
Viking, March 1, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

2016 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
What became of magic in the world? Who needed to do away with it, and for what reasons? Drawing on myth, legend, fairy tales, and Biblical mysteries, The Last Days of Magic brilliantly imagines answers to these questions, sweeping us back to a world where humans and magical beings co-exist as they had for centuries.

Aisling, a goddess in human form, was born to rule both domains and—with her twin, Anya—unite the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland interests are divided, and far from its shores greater forces are mustering. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a disenchanted Europe, has built a career on such plots. But increasingly he finds himself torn between duty and his desire to understand the magic that has been forbidden.

As kings prepare, exorcists gather, and divisions widen between the warring clans of Ireland, Aisling and Jordan must come to terms with powers given and withheld, while a world that can still foster magic hangs in the balance. Loyalties are tested, betrayals sown, and the coming war will have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and in particular for a young graduate student named Sara Hill.

The Last Days of Magic introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for power, human frailty, and the longing for knowledge that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a remarkable tale—a feat of world-building that poses astonishing and resonant answers to epic questions.

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