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The View From Monday - June 24, 2019


Happy Last Monday in June!

There is one debut this week:

Kingdom of Exiles (The Beast Charmer 1) by Maxym Martineau.

The View From Monday - June 24, 2019
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Rift by Nina Allan is out in Mass Market Paperback;

The Sea Queen (h2tp) Linnea Hartsuykeris out in Trade Paperback;

Hexarchate Stories (Machineries of Empire) by Yoon Ha Lee;

State Tectonics (Centenal Cycle 3) by Malka Older is out in Trade Paperback;

The Anomaly (The Anomaly Files 1) by Michael Rutger is out in Mass Market Paperback;

and

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd 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 - June 24, 2019



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

June 25, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Rift (tp2mm) Nina Allan SF/LF
Harbart (ri) Nabarun Bhattacharya
Sunandini Banerjee (Tr)
GH
Bewitched and Betrothed Juliet Blackwell PCM - Witchcraft Mystery 10
March of War (tp2mm) Bennett R. Coles SF - Virtues of War 3
Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints (h2mm) Larry Correia
John Ringo
UF - Monster Hunter Memoirs 3
A Demon in Silver (tp2mm) R.S. Ford F - War of the Archons 1
Salvation (h2mm) Peter F. Hamilton SF/SO/SE - The Salvation Sequence 1
The Sea Queen (h2tp) Linnea Hartsuyker Saga - Golden Wolf Saga 2
We Sold Our Souls (h2tp) Grady Hendrix H/Occ/Sup/SupTh
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs Katherine Howe Occ/Sup/CW/LF
The Privilege of Peace (h2mm) Tanya Huff SF/HSF - Peacekeeper 3
Avalanche (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey
Cody Martin
Dennis Lee
Veronica Giguere
SF - Secret World Chronicle 5
Hexarchate Stories Yoon Ha Lee SF - Machineries of Empire collection
Ball Lightning (h2tp) Cixin Liu
Joel Martinsen (Tr)
SF/HSF
Kingdom of Exiles (D) Maxym Martineau FR - Beast Charmer 1
Outcasts of Order (h2mm) L. E. Modesitt Jr. F - Saga of Recluce 20
State Tectonics (h2tp) Malka Older SF/CyP/TechTh/PolTh - Centenal Cycle 3
The Store (tp2mm) James Patterson Richard DiLallo Sus/Cr/SF
Soul Wars (h2tp) Josh Reynolds F - Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
The Anomaly (h2mm) Michael Rutger Sus/PsyTh/FairyT/FolkT/LM - The Anomaly Files 1
The Book of M (h2tp) Peng Shepherd LF
Nightwing (ri) Martin Cruz Smith SupTh
A Fistful of Elven Gold (tp2mm) Alex Stewart F
The Iron Dragon's Mother Michael Swanwick F



June 26, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Last Tsar's Dragons Jane Yolen
Adam Stemple
HistF/F/AH/DF



June 27, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Devil's Equinox (ri) John Everson H - Fiction Without Frontiers
Dust Devils (ri) Jonathan Janz H - Fiction Without Frontiers



June 30, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
In the Shadow of Spindrift House Mira Grant 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
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BH - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SocSci - Social Science
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy

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

The View From Monday - January 7, 2019


Happy Monday!

There are 2 debuts this week:

The Lost Puzzler by Eyal Kless;

and

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

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



From formerly feature DAC Authors:

Lipstick Voodoo (Kincaid Strange 2) by Kristi Charish;

The Fall of Io (Io 2) by Wesley Chu;

A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: Stories by Kat Howard

Ninth Step Station (Episode 1) by Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi, and Curtis Chen.

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Read about Ninth Step Station at Serial Box here.

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



The View From Monday - January 7, 2019



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

January 7, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Game Changers of the Apocalypse (e) Mark Kirkbride PA/H
To Free a Captured Heart (e) R.L. Naquin FR - Djinn Haven 3



January 8, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Power (h2tp) Naomi Alderman SF/AP/PA/CoA/Dys/LF
The Coming Storm Mark Alpert TechTh/SF/AP/PA
The Winter of the Witch Katherine Arden F/MR/LF - Winternight Trilogy 3
Lipstick Voodoo Kristi Charish UF/P/M - Kincaid Strange 2
The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times Jerome Charyn MR
Emergence (h2mm) C. J. Cherryh SF/AC/SO/HSF - Foreigner 19
Alliance Rising: The Hinder Stars I C. J. Cherryh
Jane S. Fancher
SF/HSF/SO - Alliance-Union Universe
Regenesis (ri) C. J. Cherryh SF/GenEng/CyP - Alliance-Union : Cyteen 4
The Fall of Io Wesley Chu SF/AC - Io 2
Bones Behind the Wheel E. J. Copperman PCM - A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 10
The Outlaw and the Upstart King Rod Duncan SP/AH - Map of Unknown Things 2
It Devours! (h2tp) Joseph Fink
Jeffrey Cranor
F/HU - A Welcome to Night Vale Novel
48 Hours William R. Forstchen TechTh/SF/AP/PA
Inferno! #2 Guy Haley F - Tales from the Worlds of Warhammer
For the Winner: A Novel of Jason and the Argonauts (h2tp) Emily Hauser Hist
Mephiston: Revenant Crusade Darius Hinks SF - Mephiston 2
A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: Stories Kat Howard F - Collection
Warrior of the World Jeffe Kennedy F - Chronicles of Dasnaria 3
Serpent in the Heather (h2tp) Kay Kenyon HistF - A Dark Talents Novel 2
The Lost Puzzler (D) Eyal Kless SF/HSF - Tarakan Chronicles 1
The Water Cure (D) Sophie Mackintosh Psy/CoA/Dys
Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars Una McCormack SF - Star Trek: Discovery 4
In an Absent Dream Seanan McGuire CF/DF/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Wayward Children 4
The Uriel Ventris Chronicles Graham McNeill SF
The Night Market (h2tp) Jonathan Moore PsyTh
The Outcasts of Time (h2tp) Ian Mortimer Hist
Mouthful of Birds: Stories Samanta Schweblin
Megan McDowell (Tr)
F/MR - Collection
Through Fiery Trials David Weber SF - Safehold 10
The Heart of What Was Lost (tpmm) Tad Williams F - A Novel of Osten Ard 1
War of the Flowers (ri) Tad Williams F/DF
The Void Protocol F. Paul Wilson MedTh/SupTh



January 9, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Beyond the El: A Tor.com Original (e) John Chu SF
Ninth Step Station Malka Older
Fran Wilde
Jacqueline Koyanagi
Curtis C. Chen
NF/M



January 10, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Junction Daniel M. Bensen SF/SE - Fiction Without Frontiers
The Haunting of Henderson Close Catherine Cavendish GH - Fiction Without Frontiers
Savage Species (ri) Jonathan Janz H - Fiction Without Frontiers



January 11, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sins of the Angels (e) Lydia M. Hawke UF - Grigori Legacy 1



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
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
Hu - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MedTh - Medical Thriller
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological 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 - September 10, 2018


Happy Monday!

There are 4 debuts this week:

Our Lady of the Inferno by Preston Fassel;

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar;

The Biggerers by Amy Lilwall;

and

She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

State Tectonics (The Centenal Cycle 3) by Malka Older;

and

The Land You Never Leave (West of West 2) by Angus Watson.

The View From Monday - September 10, 2018The View From Monday - September 10, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - September 10, 2018



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

September 10, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Beyond Human: An Urban Fantasy Collection Goddess with a Blade\To Catch a Stolen Soul\Mark of the Moon (e) Lauren Dane
R.L. Naquin
Beth Dranoff
UF
Broken Destiny Complete Collection: The Beautiful Ashes\The Sweetest Burn\The Brightest Embers Jeaniene Frost PNR - Broken Destiny
Ghost Walk (e) Heather Graham GH/P - Harrison Investigation 2
Demons for Tea (Ke) Kate Morgan H/Occ/P



September 11, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Moderan (ri) David R. Bunch SF/AP/PA/SS
Retrograde (h2tp) Peter Cawdron SF
Port of Shadows Glen Cook F/DF - Chronicles of The Black Company 3
Our Lady of the Inferno (D) Preston Fassel Sus/Th/H/Cr
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock (D) Imogen Hermes Gowar Hist
Doom With A View (h2tp) Kate Kingsbury PCM - A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery 4
The Beginning Place (ri) Ursula K. Le Guin RF/LF
The Eye of the Heron (ri) Ursula K. Le Guin SF/Dys/LF
The Late Great Wizard Sara Hanover F/Arthurian - Wayward Mages 1
The Biggerers (D) Amy Lilwall CF/CoA/Dys/CW/FL/LF
She Would Be King (D) Wayétu Moore LF/Hist/MR
State Tectonics Malka Older SF/CyP/TechTh/PolTh - The Centenal Cycle 3
CoDex 1962: A Trilogy Sjón
Victoria Cribb (Tr)
LF
Black Panther: The Official Movie Companion Titan PerfArts/SF/F - Black Panther 2
The Land You Never Leave Angus Watson F/HistF - West of West 2



September 12, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Haunting Desire (e) Erin Quinn TT/HistR - Mists of Ireland 3



September 14, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Rogue (ri) Greg F. Gifune H
The Mourner's Cradle: A Widow's Journey (Ke) Tommy B. Smith H



September 15, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Selected Stories: Fantasy Kevin J. Anderson F - Collection
Star Trek: A Cultural History M. Keith Booker PerfArts/SF/F/H/HC - The Cultural History of Television
StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight Christie Golden SF - StarCraft: Blizzard Legends
WarCraft: War of The Ancients # 3: The Sundering Richard A. Knaak F - Warcraft: Blizzard Legends
Diablo: The Kingdom of Shadow Richard A. Knaak H - Diablo: Blizzard Legends



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
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
Hist R - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
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
PolTh - Political Thriller
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

The View From Monday - August 6, 2018


Happy First Monday in August.

There are 2 debuts this week:

A Short Film About Disappointment by Joshua Mattson

and

Implanted by Lauren C. Teffeau.

The View From Monday - August 6, 2018The View From Monday - August 6, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



From formerly featured DAC Authors

King of Assassins (The Wounded Kingdom 3) by RJ Barker;

The Tao Novels by Wesley Chu are out in eBook Bundle;

The Point by John Dixon;

Temper by Nicky Drayden;

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts 2) by Vic James is out in Trade Paperback;

Friendly Fire (The Fifth Ward 2) by Dale Lucas;

Null States (The Centenal Cycle 2) by Malka Older is out in Trade Paperback;

The Recoletta Novels by Carrie Patel are out in eBook Bundle;

Legends of the Duskwalker by Jay Posey are out in eBook Bundle;

The Tower of Living and Dying (Empire of Dust 2) by Anna Smith Spark;

Herokiller by Paul Tassi;

and

The Tropic of Eternity (The Amaranthine Cycle 3) by Tom Toner.

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The View From Monday - August 6, 2018The View From Monday - August 6, 2018
The View From Monday - August 6, 2018The View From Monday - August 6, 2018
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - August 6, 2018



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

August 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Iron Bones (e) Yasmine Galenorn PNR - Wild Hunt 3
City of Kings Rob J Hayes F



August 7, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Garrison Girl Rachel Aaron Dys/SF - Attack on Titan
Bad Man David Auerbach H/PsyTh/Sus
King of Assassins RJ Barker F - The Wounded Kingdom 3
The Divine Cities Trilogy: City of Stairs, City of Blades, and City of Miracles, with an excerpt from Foundryside (e) Robert Jackson Bennett F - The Divine Cities
The Third Hotel Laura van den Berg LF/Psy
The Tao Novels - Limited Edition (e) Wesley Chu SF/AP/PA
Knightsblade Andy Clark SF- Imperial Knights 2
The Outposter (ri) Gordon R. Dickson SF
The Point John Dixon SF/Th
Temper Nicky Drayden CF
Gift of Griffins V. M. Escalada F - Faraman Prophecy 2
Halls of Law (h2mm) V. M. Escalada F - Faraman Prophecy 1
Worlds 2 Eric Flint SF - Collection
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction (h2tp) Diana Gabaldon Hist/HistF - Collection
The Burden of Loyalty Laurie Goulding (Ed) SF - The Horus Heresy 48
Dark Alpha's Hunger (e) Donna Grant PNR - Reapers 6
Serpentine Laurell K. Hamilton P/UF/H -Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 26
The Triumph of the Dwarves Markus Heitz F - The Dwarves
A Girl of White Winter Barb Hendee HistF/DF - Dark Glass 3
The Talented Ribkins (h2tp) Ladee Hubbard CF/FL
Tarnished City (h2tp) Vic James CF/Dys - Dark Gifts 2
Bellewether Susanna Kearsley MR/P/Hist/TTR/PNR
In a Time of Treason David Keck F - The Tales of Durand 2
Avalanche: The Secret World Chronicles Mercedes Lackey
Cody Martin
Dennis Lee
Veronica Giguere
SF - Secret World Chronicle 5
Solarpunk: Ecological and Fantastical Stories in a Sustainable World Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro (Ed)
Fabio Fernandes (Tr)
SF/HSF - Anthology
Friendly Fire Dale Lucas F - The Fifth Ward 2
In Truth and Claw Ari Marmell UF/DF/F - Mick Oberon Job 4
Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks George R. R. Martin (Ed) SF/SH - Wild Cards 8
A Short Film About Disappointment (D) Joshua Mattson LF/Dys/Satire
Come Back to the Swamp Laura Morrison SupTh
Null States (h2tp) Malka Older SF/CyP/TechTh/PolTh - The Centenal Cycle 2
The Recoletta Novels - Limited Edition (e) Carrie Patel F
Legends of the Duskwalker - Limited Edition (e) Jay Posey SF/AP/PA/HSF
Alternate Routes Tim Powers CF
Lukas the Trickster Josh Reynolds SF - Lukas the Trickster 1
Haven Adam Roberts SF/AP/PA - The Aftermath 2
Before She Sleeps Bina Shah Dys
The Tower of Living and Dying Anna Smith Spark F - Empires of Dust 2
Herokiller Paul Tassi SF/Dys/Th
Implanted (D) Lauren C. Teffeau SF/CyP/AP/PA
The Tropic of Eternity Tom Toner SF/SO/AC - The Amaranthine Spectrum 3
The Seas of Distant Stars Francesca G. Varela SF
War for Armageddon: The Omnibus Various SF
The Double Star and Other Occult Fantasies Jane de La Vaudère
Brian Stableford (Tr)
H - Collection
An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000 Jo Walton LC/SF/F
Privateer Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F - The Dragon Corsairs 2
Rogue Protocol Martha Wells SF - The Murderbot Diaries 3
The Cityborn (h2mm) Edward Willett F/DF
Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 Jane Yolen (Ed) SF/F - Anthology



August 9, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction Jesse Weiner (Ed)
Benjamin Eldon Stevens (Ed)
Brett M. Rogers (Ed)
HC - Bloomsbury Studies in Classical Reception


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
Cr - Crime
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
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
MU - Mash Up
Noir - Noir
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PI - Private Investigator
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PP - Police Procedural
PolTh - Political Thriller
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
Sagas - Sagas
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
TV - Television
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

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

Born to the Blade: An Interview with Michael R. Underwood and Marie Brennan


Please welcome Michael R. Underwood and Marie Brennan to The Qwillery to answer some questions about Born to the Blade, a Serial Box series. The first episode, Arrivals, was published on April 18, 2018. The series is written by Marie Brennan, Cassandra Khaw, Malka Older, and Michael R. Underwood.



Born to the Blade: An Interview with Michael R. Underwood and Marie Brennan




TQWelcome to The Qwillery. How did the Born to the Blade serial come about?

Michael R. Underwood (MRU):  Born to the Blade started as a magic system I imagined over ten years ago. I wanted to have magic that felt embodied, that was the opposite of the D&D stereotype of the frail wizards that can’t lift a sword. In this world, magical talent isn’t heritable, but it is common enough that each nation has their own way of considering and utilizing people with the gift. Bladecraft, the magic of this world, uses edged metal for carving sigils to create magical effects. I first explored the world in a very pulpy sky pirate adventure (a trunk novel, never to be seen) that set up some of the political tensions we explored in Born to the Blade (Quloo’s aerstone shortage, Mertikan imperialism, Tsukisen’s isolationism).

When I found out about Serial Box, I got in touch and talked with co-founders Julian Yap and Molly Barton about what they were looking for, and developed several pitches. Born to the Blade, re-working a concept I had for an unfinished novel in the setting, was the one that most excited them, so we developed the world together toward the series order. And here we are, with the fabulous team of Malka Older, Cassandra Khaw, and myself weaving the tale for readers to enjoy.



TQWhat's Born to the Blade about? How many episodes will it be?

MRU:  Born to the Blade is an epic fantasy series of diplomacy, swordplay, and magic, focusing on duelist-diplomats from a variety of nations that work together in an analogue to the UN security council based in the neutral city of Twaa-Fei. It’s a story about people caught between personal loyalties and national loyalties, between friendship and duplicity, between ambition and compassion. Another way that I’ve been pitching it is like Avatar the Last Airbender meets The West Wing, with magic swordfights.

The first season is eleven episodes, and if we get renewed, I’d love to take the series forward with a total of three to five seasons. I have plans for a three-season version and a five-season version, so we’ll see where the winds of fate take us.



TQWhy is this story suited to the serial format?

MRU:  Born to the Blade was specifically built for the Serial Box format, drawing on drama series like Babylon 5 and Game of Thrones that unfold story bit by bit, balancing a cohesive story for each episode with the ongoing serial drama of character arcs and widescreen storytelling about war, diplomacy, and so on.



TQPlease tell us in general how the collaborative process works with each of you writing different episodes? Do each of you try to write in the same style for each episode?

MRU:  We kicked off the development process for season one with a weekend-long writers’ summit, where all four of us on the writers’ team talked about what we wanted the series to be, ideas about the world and characters, and once we had the world, characters, and their relationships more firmly established, we broke the story for season one, with character arcs, twists, mysteries, and so on. We broke the story within the episode structure, so that we already had a pretty clear sense of what major story beats went where in the season.

The actual collaboration process was not unlike a TV show, where each episode was assigned to one member of the writing team. For each episode, we developed a more detailed outline which the team discussed, then wrote the episode and shared with the team, arranged in phases (roughly act one, two, and three of the season). We all gave feedback on each episode, so while any given episode is entirely written by just one team member, every episode represents all of our ideas and creativity. We didn’t push ourselves to all write in identical prose styles, but as the team lead, I did take the lead in setting the tone and approach for the series in writing the pilot episode before any of the other episodes were written, helping us find the voice and approach for the series and characters (though as I said above, all of this represents everyone’s approach rather than just my own).



TQWhat do you like about writing a serial? Is writing episodes in a serial easier or harder than writing a novella?

MRU:  It’s been a great challenge to pack in as much story as possible to 10K word episodes (about 40 pages or an hour of audio). I’m definitely more used to novella and novel-length writing, so I have had to continually push myself to focus, to make every scene do double or triple duty, and to pack as much worldbuilding into other parts of the story as possible in order to keep the wordcount on target.
Working on Born to the Blade has definitely helped me become a stronger writer, and I have also set myself other challenges, like writing fight scenes that are exciting and easy to follow while also being emotionally resonant.



TQWhat is the easiest and hardest thing about writing a serial?

Marie Brennan (MB): It might seem counter-intuitive, but I feel like one of the easiest things was making sure every episode had something cool happening in it. An episode isn't the same thing as a chapter; if you think about a TV show and compare it to a novel, you'll generally see a different structure for how they're broken up. (Depending on the writer. Some novelists structure their books like TV shows.) Both approaches work, but once I got my brain into TV-style gear, it was pretty easy to think of each episode as having some kind of set-piece or ending punch, rather than building toward the ultimate end goal in a more gradual fashion.

The hardest thing was making we kept all the balls in the air. Most novels focus on only one or two protagonists, or if they have more, each one tends to get their own chapter. But because Serial Box's projects are structured more like TV series, we had to make sure the central characters were doing something significant in every episode, and the secondary characters weren't neglected for too long. It creates challenges for pacing both within an episode and across the whole season.



TQDo you have a favorite secondary character?

MB: Several! Our development process meant we spent a chunk of time considering each major secondary character directly, rather than focusing only on the main protagonists and positioning everyone else in relation to them. My answer changes from day to day; I wrote a piece for Mary Robinette Kowal's "My Favorite Bit" feature about Bellona Avitus, the junior warder for Mertika. But while she's one of my favorite bits of the story, I don't actually like her -- she's really not a good person.

So I'll choose Ueda no Takeshi, the Ikaran warder. I can't go into detail as to why without giving spoilers, but he's a "still waters run deep" kind of guy. And I like that he's a nerd: he studies the magical elements of his world, like the birthrights people acquire from being born on a particular island, and gets his strength from knowlege as much as his ability to hit people with a sword. (He's actually not all that great at hitting people with a sword.)



TQHave any of the characters in Born to the Blade been surprising?

MRU:  A lot, especially because I’ve had the fortune of witnessing how Malka, Marie, and Cassandra write the characters and take them in ways I didn’t expect. I think Bellona came to surprise all of us, as we dug in on what made her tick, how she tried to deal with Lavinia (her superior)’s domineering and demanding approach, as well as the ways that we showcased Bellona’s calculating but obvious social maneuvering through the baby shower and other efforts to make a grand gesture or big display.



TQWhat kinds of research have you done for Born to the Blade?

MRU:  A lot of the research that shows up in Born to the Blade was more a result of me and the other team members applying what we already knew, from martial arts (unarmed and swordplay) to the material and intangible culture of a variety of civilizations and peoples from around the world that we drew from to create the numerous nations of the sky. Marie did a bunch of extra work in developing a resource document for hairstyles and clothing notes for the different nations, condensing and clarifying the brainstorming that all four of us had done along the way.



TQAre social issues touched upon in Born to the Blade?

MRU:  The issues we touch on most directly are imperialism and colonialism, with Michiko as a subject of the Mertikan empire. But with Quloo we have a story that resonates with peak oil and/or climate change. Because it is a political and diplomatic series, social issues are never far from the surface, and I am especially happy with the ways that the team was always very conscious of the different levels that character actions and big moves in the story operated on, always boiling down to power – who has it, who uses it, for what purpose, and with what unintended effects.



TQAny hints to what is upcoming for Oda no Michiko and Kris Denn?

MRU:  Michiko, Kris, and Ojo are all in very different places at the end of the season than they were at the series’ start, with new perspectives, drastically different relationships, and new objectives emerging from the action and intrigue of the season. Born to the Blade is the most character-driven story I’ve worked on as a writer, which makes it very exciting, as I came out of the season with a clear sense of what each character wants based on the season’s events, and what they’re willing to do now to achieve those goals.

Just talking about it makes me want to dive back in and start writing season two. But that will have to wait to see how readers react and whether the series has earned enough support to get picked up (again, think TV series). So if you have already been reading and want to see more, make sure to spread the word and encourage friends to subscribe and read, too!



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery!





Born to the Blade is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo and Serial Box.

The Episodes:

 1.  Arrivals by Michael R. Underwood
 2.  Fault Lines by Marie Brennan
 3.  Baby Shower by Cassandra Khaw
 4.  The Gauntlet by Michael R. Underwood
 5.  Trade Deal by Malka Older
 6.  Spiraling by Marie Brennan
 7.  Dreadnought by Cassandra Khaw
 8.  Refugees by Malka Older
 9.  Assassination by Malka Older
10. Shattered Blades by Marie Brennan
11. All the Nations of the Skies by Michael R. Underwood

Look for Born to the Blade: The Complete Season One on July 27th:

Born to the Blade: An Interview with Michael R. Underwood and Marie Brennan
For centuries the Warders' Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the countries of the sky a way to avoid war, settling their disputes through formal, magical duels. But the Circle's ability to maintain peace is fading: the Mertikan Empire is preparing for conquest and the trade nation of Quloo is sinking, stripped of the aerstone that keeps both ships and island a-sky. When upstart Kris Denn tries to win their island a seat in the Warder’s Circle and colonial subject Oda no Michiko discovers that her conquered nation's past is not what she's been told, they upset the balance of power. The storm they bring will bind all the peoples of the sky together…or tear them apart.





The Authors

Marie BrennanWebsiteTwitter
Cassandra KhawFacebookTwitter
Malka OlderWebsiteTwitter
Michael R. UnderwoodWebsiteTwitter

The View From Monday - June 11, 2018


Happy Monday! There are 2 debuts this week:

The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence 1) by K. D. Edwards;

and

A Demon in Silver (War of the Archons 1 ) by R.S. Ford.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Voodoo Killings (Kincaid Strange 1) by Kristi Charish;

Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy 1) by Ruthanna Emrys is out in Trade Paperback;

An Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy 2) by James Islington is out in Trade Paperback.

Revenant Gun (Machineries of Empire 3) by Yoon Ha Lee

and

Assassination (Born to the Blade, Season 1, Episode 9) by Malka Older.

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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.

June 11, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Keepers & Waking the Bear (e) Heather Graham
Kerry Adrienne
PNR - Keepers 2



June 12, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Crystal World J. G. Ballard SF/VisM/Dys
Starless Jacqueline Carey F
We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories C. Robert Cargill DF/F/H - Collection
The Voodoo Killings Kristi Charish UF/M/P - Kincaid Strange 1
Harry's Trees Jon Cohen LF/FL/CW
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Ten Ellen Datlow (Ed) H - Anthology
The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and Their Muses) Terri-Lynne DeFino CW
Star Trek: The Official Poster Collection Insight Editions SF - Star Trek
The Last Sun (D) K. D. Edwards UF/P - The Tarot Sequence 1
Dichronauts (h2tp) Greg Egan SF/HSF/GenEng
Winter Tide (h2tp) Ruthanna Emrys DF/HistF - The Innsmouth Legacy 1
Venom in the Veins (e) Jennifer Estep FR/UF - Elemental Assassin 17
A Demon in Silver (D) R.S. Ford F - War of the Archons 1
Before the Storm Christie Golden F - World of Warcraft
Night Fall Simon R. Green UF - Secret Histories 12
Hangman Jack Heath Cr/H/PI
The Triumph of the Dwarves (e) Markus Heitz F
An Echo of Things to Come (h2tp) James Islington F/HistF - The Licanius Trilogy 2
Close Your Eyes Paul Jessup SF/GenEng
The Darwin Variant Kenneth Johnson TechoTh/GenEng/SF
You Should Have Left Daniel Kehlmann
Ross Benjamin (Tr)
LF/GH/VisM
Prisoner of the Crown Jeffe Kennedy F/HistF/DF - Chronicles of Dasnaria 1
Full Dark, No Stars Stephen King H - Collection
Old Earth Nick Kyme SF - The Horus Heresy 47
The Green Universe Trilogy: Green, Endurance, Kalimpura (e) Jay Lake F - Green Series
Revenant Gun Yoon Ha Lee SF/SO - Machineries of Empire 3
Low Chicago George R. R. Martin SF/SH - Wild Cards 17
A Fever of the Blood Oscar de Muriel M/H - A Frey & McGray Mystery 2
The Complete Fleet of Worlds: A Ringworld Series: Fleet of Worlds, Juggler of Worlds, Destroyer of Worlds, Betrayer of Worlds, Fate of Worlds (e) Larry Niven
Edward M. Lerner
SF - Known Space
Death in Time Robyn Nyx TTR/SF - Extractor Trilogy 3
The Store (h2tp) James Patterson
Richard DiLallo
Sus/SF/Cr/Th
The Dark Net (h2tp) Benjamin Percy H
Clonelord Josh Reynolds SF - Fabius Bile 2
Oscar Mauricio Segura
Donald Winkler (Tr)
Hist/Jazz/MR/LF
Ocean Light Nalini Singh PNR/SFR - Psy-Changeling Trinity 2
Tor Classics Collection: Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days (e) Jules Verne SF - Tor Classics
The Freeze-Frame Revolution Peter Watts SF/HSF/AP/PA/SO
Spymaster (h2tp) Margaret Weis
Robert Krammes
F/SP - The Dragon Corsairs 1
Witch Hunter: The Mathias Thulmann Trilogy C L Werner F - Warhammer Chronicles 7
Golden Skies Juan Zapata SF - The New Order Trilogy 1



June 13, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Assassination (e) Malka Older F - Born to the Blade Season 1, Episode 9



June 14, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Science Fiction and the Imitation of the Sacred Richard Grigg SF
Nightly Owl, Fatal Raven Jessica McHugh DF/F
The Old Religion Martyn Waites Gothic/H/Occ



June 15, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Ring of Fire David Agranoff H
Beyond the Dreams We Know: A Collection (Ke) Rachel Neumeier F - Collection
Under The Bronze Moon Richard J. O'Brien TT/F
Hybrid Child Mariko Ohara
Jodie Beck (Tr)
Parallel Futures - SF/GenEng/SO
Arthur C. Clarke Gary Westfahl 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 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
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.

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


G.S. Denning (2016)

My Grave Ritual
Warlock Holmes 3
Titan Books, May 15, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 425 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn’t let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around… in some form or other.


Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 1
Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 2





Jason Mott (2013)

The Crossing
Park Row Books, May 15, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

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Stay and die, or run and survive.

Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: accept their fate of almost certain death, or dodge the draft. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night.

Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive, the twins set forth in search of a new beginning. Encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way, Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of this changed world as they try to outrun the demons of their past.

With deft imagination and breathless prose, The Crossing is a riveting tale of loyalty, sacrifice and the burdens we carry with us into the darkness of the unknown.





Malka Older (2016)

Null States
The Centenal Cycle 3
Tor.com, September 11, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
State Tectonics concludes the trilogy that began with Infomocracy:

The book The Huffington Post called "one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history"
Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The Verge, Flavorwire, Kirkus Reviews, and Book Riot
A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel

The future of democracy must evolve or die.

The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, it's time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever.

Unknown enemies are attacking Information's network infrastructure. Spies, former superpowers, and revolutionaries sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information's best agents question whether the data monopoly they've served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it's time to burn the world down and start anew.

THE CENTENAL CYCLE
Book 1: Infomocracy
Book 2: Null States
Book 3: State Tectonics


Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 1
Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 2

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.


Anne Corlett (2017)

The Space Between the Stars
Berkley, February 6, 2018
Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Hardcover and eBook, June 15, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
A Recommended Summer Read from The Verge and io9
A Recommended June Read from Hello Giggles and Tor.com
When the world ends, where will you go?

In a breathtakingly vivid and emotionally gripping debut novel, one woman must confront the emptiness in the universe—and in her own heart—when a devastating virus reduces most of humanity to dust and memories.


All Jamie Allenby ever wanted was space. Even though she wasn’t forced to emigrate from Earth, she willingly left the overpopulated, claustrophobic planet. And when a long relationship devolved into silence and suffocating sadness, she found work on a frontier world on the edges of civilization. Then the virus hit…

Now Jamie finds herself dreadfully alone, with all that’s left of the dead. Until a garbled message from Earth gives her hope that someone from her past might still be alive.

Soon Jamie finds other survivors, and their ragtag group will travel through the vast reaches of space, drawn to the promise of a new beginning on Earth. But their dream will pit them against those desperately clinging to the old ways. And Jamie’s own journey home will help her close the distance between who she has become and who she is meant to be…





Mark Lawrence (2011)

Red Sister
Book of the Ancestor 1
Ace, February 27, 2018
Mass Market Paperback, 496 Pages
Hardcover and eBook, April 4, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
The international bestselling author of the Broken Empire and the Red Queen’s War trilogies begins a stunning epic fantasy series about a secretive order of holy warriors…

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy, young girls are raised to be killers. In some few children the old bloods show, gifting rare talents that can be honed to deadly or mystic effect. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls.

A bloodstained child of nine falsely accused of murder, guilty of worse, Nona is stolen from the shadow of the noose. It takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist, but under Abbess Glass’s care there is much more to learn than the arts of death. Among her class Nona finds a new family—and new enemies.

Despite the security and isolation of the convent, Nona’s secret and violent past finds her out, drawing with it the tangled politics of a crumbling empire. Her arrival sparks old feuds to life, igniting vicious struggles within the church and even drawing the eye of the emperor himself.

Beneath a dying sun, Nona Grey must master her inner demons, then loose them on those who stand in her way.



Grey Sister
Book of the Ancestor 2
Ace, April 3, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
The second novel in a brilliant fantasy series from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns.

Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, Nona must choose which order to dedicate herself to–and whether her path will lead to a life of prayer and service or one of the blade and the fist.

All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the designs of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a knife, and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord.

As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she is sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pulls of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty.

And in all this only one thing is certain: there will be blood.





Ken Liu (2015)
Malka Older (2016)

Twelve Tomorrows
Twelve Tomorrows Series
Wade Roush (Editor)
The MIT Press, May 25, 2018
Trade Paperback, 248 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
In this book, new and established voices in science fiction come together to offer original stories of the future. Ken Liu writes about a virtual currency that hijacks our empathy; Elizabeth Bear shows us a smart home tricked into kidnapping its owner; Clifford V. Johnson presents, in a graphic novella, the story of a computer scientist seeing a new side of the AIs she has invented; and J. M. Ledgard describes a 28,000-year-old AI who meditates on the nature of loneliness. We encounter metal-melting viruses, vegetable-based heart transplants, search-and-rescue drones, and semi-automated sailing ships. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening, and always relevant, Twelve Tomorrows offers compelling visions of potential futures.

Originally launched in 2011 by MIT Technology Review, the Twelve Tomorrows series explores the future implications of emerging technologies through the lens of fiction. Featuring a diverse collection of authors, characters, and stories rooted in contemporary real-world science, each volume in the series offers conceivable and inclusive stories of the future, celebrating and continuing the genre of “hard” science fiction pioneered by authors such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Heinlein. Twelve Tomorrows is the first volume of the series to be published in partnership with the MIT Press.

Contributors
Elizabeth Bear, SL Huang, Clifford V. Johnson, J. M. Ledgard, Liu Cixin, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Nnedi Okorafor, Malka Older, Sarah Pinsker, Jason Pontin, Mark Pontin, Alastair Reynolds





Malka Older (2016)

Null States
The Centenal Cycle 2
Tor.com, August 7, 2018
Trade Paperback, 448 Pages
Hardcover and eBook, September 19, 2017

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
"Kinetic and gripping" —NPR on Infomocracy

Null States continues Campbell Award finalist Malka Older's Centenal Cycle, the near-future science fiction trilogy beginning with Infomocracy

The book The Huffington Post called "one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history"
Named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The Verge, Flavorwire, Kirkus, and Book Riot
A Locus Award Finalist for Best First Novel

The future of democracy is about to implode.

After the last controversial global election, the global infomocracy that has ensured thirty years of world peace is fraying at the edges. As the new Supermajority government struggles to establish its legitimacy, agents of Information across the globe strive to keep the peace and maintain the flows of data that feed the new world order.

In the newly-incorporated DarFur, a governor dies in a fiery explosion. In Geneva, a superpower hatches plans to bring microdemocracy to its knees. In Central Asia, a sprawling war among archaic states threatens to explode into a global crisis. And across the world, a shadowy plot is growing, threatening to strangle Information with the reins of power.

The View From Monday - September 18, 2017

Happy Monday!

There is one debut this week -

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz.

The View From Monday - September 18, 2017

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


From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Of Sand and Malice Made (A Shattered Sands Novel) by Bradley P. Beaulieu is out in Trade Paperback;

Wickedly Spirited (A Baba Yaga Novella ) by Deborah Blake

Danger's Halo (Holly Danger 1) by Amanda Carlson

Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians 7) by Dianne Duvall

Demon Hunting with a Sexy Ex (Demon Hunter 5) by Lexi George

Light of the the Spirit (Muse Chronicles 4) by Lisa Kessler

The Imperial Radch Boxed Trilogy: Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy by Anne Leckie;

Null States (The Centenal Cycle 2) by Malka Older

Into the Woods (Bookburners Season 3 #10) by Andrea Phillips;

The Exiled King (Bone Magic 4) by Sarah Remy

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



The View From Monday - September 18, 2017



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

September 18, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Danger's Halo (e) Amanda Carlson SF/AP/PA - Holly Danger 1
An Orchard in the Street (e) Reginald Gibbons LF/VM/SS - American Readers Series
Witches Brew: Stories for the Season Paula Guran (Ed) F - Anthology
Light of the Spirit (e) Lisa Kessler FR - Muse Chronicles 4
An Unkindness of Ghosts (e) Rivers Solomon SF/SO/LF/AP/PA



September 19, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Of Sand and Malice Made (h2tp) Bradley P. Beaulieu F/DF - A Shattered Sands Novel
Wickedly Spirited (e) Deborah Blake PNR - A Baba Yaga Novella
Successor's Promise Trudi Canavan F - Millennium's Rule 3
House on the Forgotten Coast Ruth Coe Chambers M/PNR/RSus
Wicked Abyss (h2mm) Kresley Cole PNR - Immortals After Dark 17
Trinity (ri)(e) Lauren Dane PNR - de La Vega Cats 1
Blade of Darkness Dianne Duvall PNR - Immortal Guardians 7
Whispers of Warning Jessica Estevao Hist/M - A Change of Fortune Mystery 2
Kung Fu High School (ri) Ryan Gattis Cr/Dys
Demon Hunting with a Sexy Ex Lexi George PNR - Demon Hunter 5
Wicked Deeds Heather Graham SupTh - Krewe of Hunters 23
Grave Danger S.K. Gregory PNR - Aurelia Graves
A Dream Given Form: The Unofficial Guide to the Universe of Babylon 5 Ensley F. Guffey
K. Dale Koontz
LC/SF
Dark Debts (h2tp) Karen Hall Th
The Wicked (e) Thea Harrison PNR - Elder Races Novella
Strangers of the Night and Witch's Hunger Megan Hart
Deborah LeBlanc
PNR
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Grady Hendrix LC/H/Sup
Blood of Sanguinius Darius Hinks SF - Mephiston 1
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2017 Edition Rich Horton (Ed) SF - Anthology
The Legion Prophecy Mark A. Latham UF - Lazarus Gate 3
The Imperial Radch Boxed Trilogy: Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, and Ancillary Mercy Ann Leckie SF - Imperial Radch
Stranger of Tempest Tom Lloyd F - God Fragments 1
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld Patricia A. McKillip F/MR/HistF/FR
New Fears - New horror stories by masters of the genre Mark Morris (Ed) H - Anthology
Autonomous (D) Annalee Newitz SF
Null States Malka Older SF/CyP/TechTh/Pol - The Centenal Cycle 2
The Two of Swords: Part Eighteen (e) K. J. Parker F - Two of Swords
Poison Sarah Pinborough DF - Fairy Tales 1
The Exiled King (e) Sarah Remy F - Bone Magic 4
A Small Charred Face Kazuki Sakuraba Gothic
Words of Radiance (ri) Brandon Sanderson F - Stormlight Archive 2
Zero-G: Green Space William Shatner
Jeff Rovin
SF - Samuel Lord 2
Sisters of Battle: The Omnibus James Swallow SF - Sisters of Battle
Desert Wolf and Protector Wolf Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Linda O. Johnston
PNR



September 20, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Into the Woods (e) Andrea Phillips UF/M - Bookburners Season 3 #10



September 22, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Runabout (e) Kristine Kathryn Rusch SF - Diving 6



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



Absurdist - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CB - Coloring Book
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
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
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
RSus - Romantic Suspense
Satire - Satire
Sc - Science
SH -Superheroes
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
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 - August 7, 2017


Happy Monday!

There are 3 debuts this week:

Masked Possession (Masked Arcana 1) by Alana Delacroix;

The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard;

and

The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen Keller.

The View From Monday - August 7, 2017The View From Monday - August 7, 2017
The View From Monday - August 7, 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 is out in print (Mass Market Paperback);

Blackthorne (Malorum Gates 2) by Stina Leicht;

Infomocracy (Centenal Cycle 1) by Malka Older is out in Trade Paperback;

Magpie's Song (IronHeart Chronicles 1) by Allison Pang;

and

World Tree Girl (Shadow Valley Manor 2) by Kerry Schafer.

The View From Monday - August 7, 2017The View From Monday - August 7, 2017
The View From Monday - August 7, 2017The View From Monday - August 7, 2017
The View From Monday - August 7, 2017
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - August 7, 2017




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

August 8, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The End of Ordinary Edward Ashton SF/GenEng
The Mystery Knight: A Graphic Novel George R. R. Martin
Ben Avery (Adapter)
Mike S. Miller (Illus)
F/GN - Game of Thrones World
The Medusa Chronicles (h2tp) Stephen Baxter
Alastair Reynolds
SF
Biketopia Elly Blue (Ed) SF - Bikes in Space / Collection
Binary System Eric Brown SF
Valerian: The Illustrated Treasury Pierre Christin
Jean-Claude Mézières
Art/SF
The Death and Life of Schneider Wrack Nate Crowley H - Tomes of the Dead Collection
Pack Enforcer Lauren Dane PNR - Cascadia Wolves 2
Masked Possession (D) Alana Delacroix PNR - Masked Arcana 1
The Marker Chronicles, The First Trilogy (e) Danielle DeVor Sup/Occ - The Marker Chronicles
Devil's Call J. Danielle Dorn Occ/Sup/W
Mark of the Moon Beth Dranoff PNR - Mark of the Moon 1
The Budayeen Cycle (e) George Alec Effinger CyP
The World of Tiers Volume One (e)(ri) Philip José Farmer SF - World of Tiers
The World of Tiers Volume Two (e)(ri) Philip José Farmer SF - World of Tiers
Dayworld Rebel (e)(ri) Philip José Farmer SF/Dys - Dayworld Trilogy 2
Dayworld (e)(ri) Philip José Farmer SF/Dys - Dayworld Trilogy 1
Riverworld: And Other Stories (e)(ri) Philip José Farmer SF - Collection
Dayworld Breakup (e)(ri) Philip José Farmer SF/Dys - Dayworld Trilogy 3
The Lovers * Dark Is the Sun * Riders of the Purple Wage: Three Powerful Science Fiction Classics (e)(ri) Philip José Farmer SF - Collection
Scythes of Emperor L J Goulding SF - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Battles
American Ghost Paul Guernsey CF/GH/Occ/Sup
The Talented Ribkins (D) Ladee Hubbard AA/F/CF/FL
The Luster of Lost Things (D) Sophie Chen Keller CoA/FL/ LF
Dead and Breakfast (h2tp) Kate Kingsbury PM - A Merry Ghost Inn Mystery 1
Ghost Talkers (h2tp) Mary Robinette Kowal HistF/P/GH
Witch's Hunger Deborah LeBlanc PNR
The Adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser: Swords and Deviltry, Swords Against Death, and Swords in the Mist (e)(ri) Fritz Leiber SF - Collection
Blackthorne Stina Leicht F - Malorum Gates 2
The Wingman Adventures Volume One (e)(ri) Mack Maloney Th/SF
Infomocracy (h2tp) Malka Older CyP/TechTh/Pol - Centenal Cycle 1
Magpie's Song Allison Pang SP/Dys - IronHeart Chronicles 1
The Meridian Ascent Richard Phillips SF - Rho Agenda Assimilation 3
World Tree Girl Kerry Schafer SupTh - Shadow Valley Manor 2
The New Springtime: The Complete Series (e)(ri) Robert Silverberg SF
Daemon (ri) Daniel Suarez TechTh/CyP
Garro James Swallow SF - The Horus Heresy 42
Bones of the Earth, In the Drift, and Vacuum Flowers (e) Michael Swanwick SF/Th
Desert Wolf Linda Thomas-Sundstrom PNR - Wolf Moons 11
The Story of Kullervo (h2tp) J.R.R. Tolkien F
Blue Plague: Survival Thomas A. Watson SF/AP/PA - Blue Plague 2
Lord of Undeath C L Werner F - Realmgate Wars 10



August 9, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Uncanny Valley: A Tor.com Original (e) Greg Egan SF
All in a Day's Work (e) Brian Francis Slattery F/Th - Bookburners Season 3 #4



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
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PP - Police Procedural
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
R - Romance
Satire - Satire
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
W - Western

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

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