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The View From Monday - June 4, 2018


Happy 1st Monday in June!

There are 6 debuts this week:

Treeborne by Caleb Johnson;

The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston;

The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War by Jane Rosenberg LaForge;

Free Chocolate (The Chocoverse 1) by Amber Royer;

The Book of M by Pend Shepherd;

and

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal.

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




From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Adrift by Rob Boffard;

The Visitors by Catherine Burns is out in Trade Paperback;

Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded by Jason Heller;

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard is out in Trade Paperback;

Chaos Queen - Blood Requiem (Chaos Queen 3) by Christopher Husberg;

Refugees (Born to the Blade Season 1, Episode 8) by Malka Older;

Outbreak (Nightshades 3) by Melissa F. Olson;

After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid is out in Trade Paperback;

and

The Legion of Flame (The Draconis Memoria 2) by Anthony Ryan is out in Trade Paperback.

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



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

June 4, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
In Darkness Transformed (e) Alexis Morgan PNR - Paladin Strike Team 1



June 5, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Year's Best Military and Adventure SF, Volume 4 David Afsharirad (Ed) SF - Year's Best Military & Adventure Science 4
Devil's Due (h2mm) Taylor Anderson SF/AH - Destroyermen 12
The Wisdom of Madness C.J. Archer HistF - Ministry Of Curiosities 10
Adrift Rob Boffard SF
Brothers in Arms (ri) Lois McMaster Bujold SF/SO - Vorkosigan Saga 9
The Visitors (h2tp) Catherine Burns PsyTh
Brief Cases Jim Butcher UF - Dresden Files Collection
Grantville Gazette VIII Eric Flint (Ed)
Walt Boyes (Ed)
SF/TT - The Ring of Fire 8
Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars Warren Hammond
Joshua Viola
SF/CyP - Denver Moon
Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded Jason Heller SocSci/PopCul/LC/SF/F
An Unkindness of Magicians (h2tp) Kat Howard DF
A Peace Divided (h2tp) Tanya Huff SF/AC - Peacekeeper 2
Chaos Queen - Blood Requiem Christopher Husberg F/DF - Chaos Queen 3
Treeborne (D) Caleb Johnson LF/FL
The Traitor God (D) Cameron Johnston F/DF/UF
The Mist (ri) Stephen King Th
Carrie (ri) Stephen King H
The Hills Have Spies Mercedes Lackey F/FR - Valdemar: Family Spies 1
The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War (D) Jane Rosenberg LaForge FairyT/FolkT/LM/MR/LF
A Panicked Premonition (h2mm) Victoria Laurie PM/Occ/Sup - Psychic Eye Mystery 15
Companions on the Road (ri) Tanith Lee F
Sparrow Hill Road (ri) Seanan McGuire P/UF/CF - Ghost Roads 1
Outbreak Melissa F. Olson P/UF - Nightshades 3
Expiration Date Tim Powers CF
After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley (h2tp) Rob Reid Satire/TechTh/SF/HU
2312 (h2mm) Kim Stanley Robinson SF/SO/Dys
Aurora (ri) Kim Stanley Robinson SF/SO/HSF
Plum Rains Andromeda Romano-Lax SF/AP/PA/Hist/Med
Free Chocolate (D) Amber Royer SF/SO - The Chocoverse 1
The Golden House (h2tp) Salman Rushdie LF/Satire/Political
The Legion of Flame (h2tp) Anthony Ryan F/DF - The Draconis Memoria 2
Koko Uncaged Kieran Shea SF
The Book of M (D) Peng Shepherd LF/NF
The Sea Peoples (h2mm) S. M. Stirling SF/AP/PA/AH/F - A Novel of the Change 14
The Delirium Brief (h2tp) Charles Stross CF/DF - Laundry Files 8
The Shimmer Carsten Stroud Th/SupTh/PsyTh
Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself James Swallow SF - Star Trek: Discovery 3
Her Beautiful Monster (h2tp) Adi Tantimedh M - Ravi PI 2
Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers (e) Sarena Ulibarri (Ed) SF/HSF/Tech - Anthology
A People's History of the Vampire Uprising (D) Raymond A. Villareal CulH/H/Pol/SupTh
Finding the Texas Wolf Karen Whiddon PNR
The Maw Taylor Zajonc Sus/SF



June 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Meat And Salt And Sparks: A Tor.com Original (e) Rich Larson SF/M
Refugees (e) Malka Older F - Born to the Blade Season 1, Episode 8



June 7, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Ghost Stories (ri) M. R. James GH - The Penguin English Library
At the Mountains of Madness (ri) H. P. Lovecraft SF - The Penguin English Library
The Last Children of Tokyo Yoko Tawada Dys/LF



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.

The View From Monday - February 5, 2018


Happy 1st Monday in February!

There are 4 debuts this week:

Semiosis by Sue Burke;

Moonshine by Jasmine Gower;

Mission to Methone by Les Johnson (Solo Debut);

and

The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves 1) by Maria Vale.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Of Gods and Men by Stephen Aryan

The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger (Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 2) bu Lucy Banks;

With Blood Upon the Sand (Song of Shattered Sands 2) by Bradley P. Beaulieu is out in Trade Paperback;

Outer Earth (Outer Earth Omnibus) by Rob Boffard;

The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett is out in Trade Paperback;

Crossroads of Canopy (A Titan's Forest Novel 1) by Thoraiya Dyer is out in Trade Paperback;

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts 2) by Vic James;

The Gone World by Thomas Sweterlitsch;

Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift;

and

Blood Binds the Pack (Hunger Makes the Wolf 2) by Alex Wells.

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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.

February 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Saint: A Gaunt's Ghosts Omnibus Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts 
Elisha Daemon E.C. Ambrose F/DF - Dark Apostle 5
The Complete Psychotechnic League, Vol. 2 Poul Anderson SF
Of Gods and Men (e) Stephen Aryan F
Enchanter Redeemed Sharon Ashwood PNR
The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger Lucy Banks GH - Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 2
With Blood Upon the Sand (h2tp) Bradley P. Beaulieu F - Song of Shattered Sands 2
Etched in Bone (h2mm) Anne Bishop F/DF - A Novel of the Others 5
Outer Earth Rob Boffard SF
Fata Morgana (h2tp) Steven R. Boyett
Ken Mitchroney
Hist
Semiosis (D) Sue Burke SF/AC
Lucidity (h2tp) David Carnoy Th
The Space Between the Stars (h2tp) Anne Corlett LF
Universal Harvester (h2tp) John Darnielle LF
Crossroads of Canopy (h2tp) Thoraiya Dyer F - Titan's Forest 1
1637: The Volga Rules Eric Flint
Paula Goodlett
Gorg Huff
SF - Ring of Fire 25
Tallarn John French SF - The Horus Heresy 45
Moonshine Jasmine Gower F/Gaslamp
How to Stop Time Matt Haig Hist
Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Kathryn Harkup Sc/Hist
Wicked Attraction (e) Megan Hart SFR - The Protector 2
A Choice of Crowns Barb Hendee F/P
Captivated by the She-Wolf Kristal Hollis PNR
Tarnished City Vic James CF - Dark Gifts 2
Mission to Methone (D - Solo) Les Johnson SF
Into the Void Joshua A. Johnston SF - The Chronicles of Sarco 2
Aliens Abroad Gini Koch SF - Katherine "Kitty" Katt / Aliens16
That Killer Smile Juliet Lyons PNR - Bite Nights 3
The Faultless Blade Ian St. Martin SF - Lucius the Eternal 1
Into the Fire Elizabeth Moon F - Vatta's Peace 2
Time Shadows Deborah D. Moore F
Grave (h2mm) Michelle Sagara UF - Queen of the Dead 3
Child of a Mad God R. A. Salvatore F - The Coven 1
Lincoln in the Bardo (h2tp) George Saunders LF
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America (e) Robert Silverberg SF - Anthology
The Bastard Legion Gavin G. Smith SF/SO - The Bastard Legion 1
The Year of Our War Steph Swainston F - Castle 1
No Present Like Time Steph Swainston F - Castle 2
The Gone World Tom Sweterlitsch SF/AP/PA
Paris Adrift E.J. Swift SF
Bringers of Hell Travis S. Taylor SF - Tau Ceti Agenda 6
Jagannath Karin Tidbeck LF - Collection
The Last Wolf (D) Maria Vale PNR - The Legend of All Wolves 1
Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures Dayton Ward SF - Star Trek: Discovery
Blood Binds the Pack Alex Wells SF - Hunger Makes the Wolf 2


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



AC - Alien Contact
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
LF - Literary Fiction
LitCol - Literary Collection
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
NR - Near Future
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
Sup - Supernatural
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 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.


Rob Boffard (2015)

Adrift
Orbit, June 5, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
In the far reaches of space, a group of tourists board a small vessel for what will be the trip of a lifetime - in more ways than one...

They are embarking on a tour around Sigma Station - a remote mining facility and luxury hotel with stunning views of the Horsehead Nebula.

During the course of the trip, a mysterious ship with devastating advanced technology attacks the Station. Their pilot's quick evasive action means that the tour group escape with their lives -but as the dust settles, they realize they may be the only survivors . . .

Adrift in outer space, out of contact with civilization, and on a vastly under-equipped ship, these passengers are out of their depth. Their chances of getting home are close to none, and with the threat of another attack looming they must act soon - or risk perishing in the endless void of space.


For more from Rob Boffard, check out:

The Outer Earth Trilogy
Tracer
Zero - G
Impact

Outer Earth (Omnibus Edition)





Nik Korpon (2017)

Queen of the Struggle
The Memory Thief 2
Angry Robot, March 6, 2018
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
When freedom is brutally withheld, the people have no choice but to rise up, in this dystopian SF sequel to The Rebellion’s Last Traitor.

Overthrowing the tyrannical Tathadann government should have been cause for celebration. But as Eitan City announces its independence, soldiers from the northern province of Vårgmannskjør storm the ceremony and annex the city. The cruelties of the Tathadann soon pale beside the new occupiers’ atrocities.

Henraek finds himself resettled in the north, in a city where the people seem happy and well…  until its labour camps and enslaved spirits come to light. The rebellion must begin anew, in Eitan City and throughout Vårgmannskjør, and now the stakes are higher than ever.

File Under: Science Fiction





K.S. Merbeth (2016)

Pretty Vicious
Wastelander Short Story
Orbit, December 12, 2017
eBook, 29 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
Pretty Vicious is a short story set in the post-apocalyptic Wastelanders universe, about a young woman on the run in a lawless, post-nuclear America.

In a lawless, post-nuclear wasteland, Dolly lives in relative comfort working as a prostitute. She's got food and shelter, which is more than most have, but she wants to step out of the frying pan and into the fire, to break free and risk life on her own in the wastes.

She escapes with a gun, a knife, and the clothes on her back. She has no knowledge of how to survive in the outside world, but anything will be better than the half-numb life she's leading.

But Dolly soon learns she'll have to become as vicious as the wastes around her if she is to make her way alone in the darkness.


"A full throttle, sand-in-your-eyes, no holds barred ride through a Mad Max-style wasteland." - Delilah S. Dawson on Bite

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.


Lucy Banks (2017)

The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger
Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 2
Amberjack Publishing, February 6, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 328 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Only a few months have passed since the day Kester Lanner forced an angry ghost through the spirit door, but business prospects  for Dr. Ribero’s supernatural agency haven’t improved. Things are looking grim when the agency lands a contract which they must share with a rival agency headed by Dr Ribero’s sworn enemy, Larry Higgins. Desperate for the job, the team accepts and begins to investigate the seaside town of Lyme Regis, where elderly victims are dying.

The same mysterious clue links the horrendous deaths: the victims all see a double of themselves before dying. The teams wonder if they are dealing with a rogue doppelgänger, one that isn’t content just predicting deaths, but carrying them out as well. The victims’ connection to an ancient grave site leads to speculation that they may have disturbed a spirit more powerful than the two agencies can handle.

One thing is certain, the won’t stop unless Kester and the others can overcome their rivalry and stop this deadly spirit.





Michelle Belanger (2015)

The Resurrection Game
Shadowside / Conspiracy of Angels 3
Titan Books, October 31, 2017
     eBook, 304 pages
Titan Books, November 28, 2017
     Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
A ritualistic murder reveals a plot by Zuriel, one of the Anakim, to steal everything that is of value to Zack—including his identity. One of Zack’s anchors in our world, a sixty-year-old woman named Marjory, is brutally killed, a message to Zack carved into her flesh. Her killer wears Zack’s face.

With the help of his allies—including Lilith, Father Frank, Detective Bobby Park, and Halley Davis—Zack digs deeper and deeper into the mystery, only to discover that thanks to his own murky past, his “brother” may be justified in seeking revenge against him.

This forces Zack to do one thing he swore never to do—go crawling back to Saliriel, the leader of the tribe of angels known as the Nephilim. The trouble is, it’s impossible to know whether Sal is friend or foe.





Rob Boffard (2015)

Outer Earth
Outer Earth Omnibus
Orbit, February 6, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 1072 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Welcome to Outer Earth: a vivid, dangerous world where every day is a desperate struggle for survival. Who said in space no one can hear you scream?

Outer Earth is a huge space station orbiting the ruins of our planet. Dirty, overcrowded and inescapable, it's humanity's last refuge . . . and possibly its final resting place.

For there are dark forces at work on the station: forces that seek to unleash chaos. If they succeed, there will be nowhere left to run.

This omnibus edition contains all three of Rob Boffard's adrenaline-fuelled Outer Earth novels: Tracer, Zero-G, and Impact.


The Outer Earth Series

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The View From Monday - August 29, 2016


Happy last Monday in August!


There are 2 debuts this week -

The Forgetting Moon (The Five Warrior Angels 1) by Brian Lee Durfee;

and

Curioddity by Paul Jenkins.

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



And from formerly featured DAC Authors:

Harsh Gods (Shadowside / Conspiracy of Angels 2) by Michelle Belanger;

Impact (Outer Earth 3) by Rob Boffard;

The Lazarus War: Origins (The Lazarus War 3) by Jamie Sawyer;

Eagle in Exile (The Clash of Eagles Trilogy 2) by Alan Smale is out in Mass Market Paperback;

and

Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome 2) by Rebecca Zanetti.


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


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August 29, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Poseidon & Cleito (Ke only 8/29 -11/20/16) Andrew J. Peters F - Poseidon & Cleito 1



August 30, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek Mark A. Altman
Edward Gross
SF - Television
Twilight Dreams Amanda Ashley PNR - Twilight 2
Harsh Gods Michelle Belanger DF/UF - Shadowside 2
The Aylesford Skull (tp2mm) James P. Blaylock SP - Langdon St. James 3
Impact Rob Boffard SF - Outer Earth 3
The Empty Ones Robert Brockway H - The Unnoticeables 2
Gatefather (h2mm) Orson Scott Card CF - Mither Mages 3
Formic Wars Trilogy Boxed Set: Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Earth Awakens Orson Scott Card
Aaron Johnston
SF - The First Formic Wars Trilogy
The Subsidiary Matias Celedon  Dys
Son of the Black Sword (h2mm) Larry Correia F - Saga of the Forgotten Warrior 1
The Forgetting Moon (D) Brian Lee Durfee F - The Five Warrior Angels 1
Willful Child (h2mm) Steven Erikson SF - Willful Child 1
Unraveled Jennifer Estep UF - Elemental Assassin 15
Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook: 40 Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Recipes Joanna Farrow SF - Cookbook
So I Married A Demon Slayer (ri) Angie Fox
Kathy Love
Lexi George
PNR - Anthology
People of the Songtrail (h2mm) Kathleen O'Neal Gear
W. Michael Gear
Hist - North America's Forgotten Past 20
Sex and Death: Stories Sarah Hall (Ed)
Peter Hobbs (Ed)
SF/LF - Anthology
Frost Line (h2mm) Linda Howard
Linda Jones
RSus/P
Curioddity (D) Paul Jenkins SF
Made for Sin (e) Stacia Kane UF
The Tommyknockers (ri) Stephen King H
Sixth Watch Sergei Lukyanenko CF - Night Watch 6
Dead Man's Song (ri) Jonathan Maberry Th/H - A Pine Deep Novel 2
Of Beauty and Darkness Peggy Martinez UF/DF - A Reapers Grimm Novel 1
The Winter People Jennifer McMahon Th/Sus/GH
Succubus Shadows (ri) Richelle Mead CF - Georgina Kincaid 5
Wolves D. J. Molles SF/AP/PA
The Wolves of London Mark Morris DF/UF/CF - Obsidian Heart 1
Plunder of Gor John Norman F /DF - Gorean Saga 34
The Dark World S.C. Parris DF - The Dark World 1
Poseidon's Wake (h2mm) Alastair Reynolds SF/SO/AC - Poseidon's Children 3
The Lazarus War: Origins Jamie Sawyer SF - The Lazarus War 3
The Jersey Devil Hunter Shea Sus/SupTh/H
Eagle in Exile (h2mm) Alan Smale HistF - The Clash of Eagles Trilogy 2
Chasing the Phoenix (h2tp) Michael Swanwick SF/AP/PA
Legacies: Book 3: Purgatory's Key Dayton Ward
Kevin Dilmore
SF - Star Trek: The Original Series
Hell's Foundations Quiver (h2mm) David Weber SF - Safehold 8
Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road Annie Wilder (Ed) Sup - Anthology
Shadow Falling Rebecca Zanetti R/SF/AP/PA - The Scorpius Syndrome 2



August 31, 2015
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Key to the Coward's Spell: A Tor.Com Original (e) Alex Bledsoe UF
Clockwork Secrets Boxed Set Dru Pagliassotti SP
Early Days: More Tales from the Pulp Era Robert Silverberg SF - Collection



D - Debut
e - eBook
e2mm - eBook to Mass Market Paperback
e2tp - eBook to Trade Paperback
Ed - Editor
Ke - Kindle only eBook
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tale
FolkT - Folk Tale
FR - Fantasy Romance
GH - Ghosts
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PNR - Paranormal Romance
R - Romance
RSus - Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult
Z - Zombies

Note: Not all of these genres are represented in the book above.

The View From Monday - June 27, 2016


Happy last Monday in June!

There are 2 debuts this week:

A Hundred Thousand Worlds by Bob Proehl;

and

Hope and Red by Jon Skovron.

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


From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Tracer (Outer Earth 1) by Rob Boffard is out in Mass Market Paperback;

Traumphysik: A Tor.Com Original by Monica Byrne;

Forevermore (Darkest London 7) by Kristen Callihan;

The Curse of the Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson 10) by Darynda Jones;

Elixir (Changeling P.I. 1) by Ruth Vincent is out in Mass Market Paperback;

and

Anti-Hero (Arthur Wallace 3) by Jonathan Wood is out in Mass Market Paperback.

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



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



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June 28, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Straight Silver Dan Abnett SF - Gaunt's Ghosts 6
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse John Joseph Adams (Ed) SF - Wastelands
The Complete Aliens Omnibus: Volume Two (Genocide, Alien Harvest) David Bischoff
Robert Sheckley
SF - Alien Omnibus
Descendant: The Complete Nikki Glass Series Jenna Black CF - Nikki Glass
Tracer Rob Boffard SF/SO - Outer Earth 1
Forevermore Kristen Callihan PNR - Darkest London 7
Wolf's Empire: Gladiator Claudia Christian Morgan Grant Buchanan SF/SO
Forbidden Cathy Clamp UF - A Novel of the Sazi 1
Doctor Who: In The Blood Jenny T Colgan SF - Doctor Who
Legacies: Book 1: Captain to Captain Greg Cox SF - Star Trek: The Original Series
Angel Betrayed (ri) Cynthia Eden PNR - Fallen 2
The Devil in Disguise (e) Cynthia Eden PNR - Bad Things 1
The Eternal World (h2mm) Christopher Farnsworth Th
One Year After William R. Forstchen Th - John Matherson 2
Battlefront: Twilight Company (h2mm) Alexander Freed SF - Star Wars
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (ri) Neil Gaiman CoA
When We Were Animals (h2tp) Joshua Gaylord CoA
The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus (h2mm) Terry Goodkind F - Sword of Truth Prequel
The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years Edward Gross
Mark A. Altman
TV/SF
Deadly Independents Ted Hill AP/PA - Independents 4
Ghostbusters Nancy Holder HU
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Charlie N. Holmberg HistF
The Invasion of the Tearling (h2tp) Erika Johansen F - Queen of the Tearling, The 2
The Curse of Tenth Grave Darynda Jones PM - Charley Davidson 10
The Perdition Score Richard Kadrey UF - Sandman Slim 8
The Bill Hodges Trilogy Boxed Set: Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch Stephen King Th/Sus - Bill Hodges Trilogy
The Dark Half (ri) Stephen King H
Lisey's Story (ri) Stephen King H
Collecting the Dead Spencer Kope M/PE
The Big Sheep Robert Kroese SF/Dys
Hot Lead, Cold Iron (tp2mm) Ari Marmell UF - Mick Oberon 1
Slade House (h2tp) David Mitchell LF/GH/Th
Haze and The Hammer of Darkness L. E. Modesitt SF
The Seascape Tattoo Larry Niven
Steven Barnes
F - Magic Goes Away
The Dark Side Anthony O'Neill SF/Noir
A Hundred Thousand Worlds (D) Bob Proehl LF/CoA
Elsewhens (tp2mm) Melanie Rawn F - Glass Thorns 2
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Hiroshi Sekon DF/Dys - Attack on Tita
Hope and Red (D) Jon Skovron F - The Empire of Storms 1
The Nightmare Stacks Charles Stross CF - A Laundry Files Novel 7
The Annihilation Score (h2mm) Charles Stross CF - A Laundry Files Novel 6
Age of Myth Michael J. Sullivan F - Legends of the First Empire 1
The Unnaturalists (ri) Tiffany Trent AH - Unnaturalists 1
Bombs Away (h2mm) Harry Turtledove AH/SF - The Hot War 1
Icon Genevieve Valentine SF - The Persona Sequence 2
Elixir Ruth Vincent UF - Changeling P.I. 1
A Taste of Blood Wine (ri) Freda Warrington HistF/PNR - Blood 1
A Call to Duty (tp2mm) David Weber
Timothy Zahn
SF - Manticore Ascendant 1
A Long Time Until Now (h2mm) Michael Z Williamson SF/TT - Temporal Displacement 1
The Binding Nicholas Wolff H
The Natural Way of Things Charlotte Wood LF/Dys/Psy
Anti-Hero (tp2mm) Jonathan Wood UF/P - Arthur Wallace 3
The Swan Book Alexis Wright LF



June 29, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Traumphysik: A Tor.Com Original (e) Monica Byrne AH



June 30, 2016
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sleeper's Castle Barbara Erskine HistF
Ink in the Blood Stéphanie Hochet F/H - Dedalus Euro Shorts
The Poisoned Quarrel: The Arbalester Trilogy 3 (Complete Edition) (e) Duncan Lay F - The Arbalester Trilogy
Down and Out In Purgatory Tim Powers UF
Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds Alastair Reynolds SF - Collection



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


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


Note: Not all listed genres are represented in the above releases.

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 46


This is the forty-sixth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their 2015 works published since the last update and any upcoming works for 2016. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year she/he was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.

This Update includes covers that have recently been revealed (by the author or publisher) for books already mentioned in a previous update and/or new books.


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Matt Bell (2013)

A Tree or a Person or a Wall: Stories
Soho Press, September 13, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 46
A Tree or a Person or a Wall gives us Matt Bell at his most inventive and uncanny: parents and children, murderers and monsters, wild renditions of the past, and acute takes on the present, all of which build to a virtuoso reimagining of our world.

A 19th-century minister builds an elaborate motor that will bring about the Second Coming. A man with rough hands locks a boy in a room with an albino ape. An apocalyptic army falls under a veil of forgetfulness. The story of Red Riding Hood is run through a potentially endless series of iterations. A father invents an elaborate, consuming game for his hospitalized son. Indexes, maps, a checkered shirt buried beneath a blanket of snow: they are scattered through these pages as clues to mysteries that may never be solved, lingering evidence of the violence and unknowability of the world.

A Tree or a Person or a Wall brings together Bell’s previously published shorter fiction—the story collection How They Were Found and the acclaimed novella Cataclysm Baby—along with seven dark and disturbing new stories, to create a collection of singular power.



Scrapper
Soho Press, August 23, 2016
Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Hardcover and eBook, September 15, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 46
Detroit has descended into ruin. Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of the city known as “the zone,” an increasingly wild landscape where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he’s come to steal: a kidnapped boy, crying out for rescue. Briefly celebrated as a hero, Kelly secretly avenges the boy’s unsolved kidnapping, a task that will take him deeper into the zone and into a confrontation with his own past and long-buried traumas.

The second novel from the acclaimed author of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, Scrapper is a devastating reimagining of one of America’s greatest cities, its beautiful architecture, its lost houses, shuttered factories, boxing gyms, and storefront churches. With precise, powerful prose, it asks: What do we owe for our crimes, even those we’ve committed to protect the people we love?





Rob Boffard (2015)

Impact
Outer Earth 3
Redhook, July 26, 2016
eBook, 368 pages
Redhook, August 30, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 46
Following Tracer and Zero-G comes Impact, the explosive conclusion to the Outer Earth trilogy - a heart-pounding thriller set in space where the hero moves like lightning and the consequences for failure are deadly.

A signal has been picked up from Earth.

The planet was supposed to be uninhabitable. But it seems there are survivors down there - with supplies, shelter and running water. Perhaps there could be a future for humanity on Earth after all.

Riley Hale will find out soon enough. She's stuck on a spaceship with the group of terrorists that is planning to brave the planet's atmosphere and crash-land on the surface.

But when the re-entry goes wrong, Riley ends up hundreds of miles from her companions Prakesh and Carver, alone in a barren wilderness. She'll have to use everything she knows to survive.

And all of them are about to find out that nothing on Earth is what it seems . .





Catherine Cerveny (2016)

The Chaos of Luck
A Felicia Sevigny Novel 2
Redhook, June 21, 2016
eBook, 384 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 46
A whirlwind thriller romance in a futuristic setting that will tug at your heartstrings while sending you on high-speed chases alongside a genetically-enhanced (and incredibly handsome...) criminal mastermind.

Felicia Sevigny makes her own luck. So it's no surprise that her new life on the Red Planet is off to a good start. She's making a living reading the fortunes of the fabulously wealthy, and making a home with Alexei, the dangerous, handsome love of her life.

Then Alexei is called off planet expectedly, mines in the astroid belt start collapsing, and an ex-lover walks back into Felicia's life. Felicia's readings predict that there is something bigger going on. Something darker and far more insidious that threatens everything she has come to love.
And as luck would have it, the cards are right for things to go horribly wrong.





Margaret Fortune (2015)

Nova
Nova 1
DAW, June 7, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Hardcover and eBook, June 2, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 46
*36:00:00*

The clock activates so suddenly in my mind, my head involuntarily jerks a bit to the side. The fog vanishes, dissipated in an instant as though it never was. Memories come slotting into place, their edges sharp enough to leave furrows, and suddenly I know. I know exactly who I am.

My name is Lia Johansen, and I was named for a prisoner of war. She lived in the Tiersten Internment Colony for two years, and when they negotiated the return of the prisoners, I was given her memories and sent back in her place.

And I am a genetically engineered human bomb.


Lia Johansen was created for only one purpose: to slip onto the strategically placed New Sol Space Station and explode. But her mission goes to hell when her clock malfunctions, freezing her countdown with just two minutes to go. With no Plan B, no memories of her past, and no identity besides a name stolen from a dead POW, Lia has no idea what to do next. Her life gets even more complicated when she meets Michael Sorenson, the real Lia’s childhood best friend.

Drawn to Michael and his family against her better judgment, Lia starts learning what it means to live and love, and to be human. It is only when her countdown clock begins sporadically losing time that she realizes even duds can still blow up. If she wants any chance at a future, she must find a way to unlock the secrets of her past and stop her clock. But as Lia digs into her origins, she begins to suspect there’s far more to her mission and to this war, than meets the eye. With the fate of not just a space station but an entire empire hanging in the balance, Lia races to find the truth before her time—literally—runs out.
[description from Hardcover]




Geoffrey Girard (2013)

first communions
Apex Publications, April 12, 2016
     eBook, 210 pages
Apex Publications, April 2017
     Trade Paperback

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 46
Geoffrey Girard first appeared in Writers of the Future and has since written and sold more than sixty short stories of dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Collected here, for the first time, are sixteen of his best, and darkest, tales.

The man who collects chips of bone from his willing victims... A legendary evil is adopted by a small, and thankful, village... The doomed girl invited to take part in a deliberate tragedy... A horrific church choir assembled after the zombie apocalypse... The boy who harvests spiders for a shadowy woman of magic... A fearsome town where the children’s nightmares are all real... The pain, price and beauty of blood and first loves...

From the curse of ancient evils to futuristic retirement homes where the dead still rule, haunted graveyards, planets of torture where all are equal, hockey-playing demon hunters, dark sorcerers battling in Algeria, and even voodoo-cursed pirates. Explore the darkest, and most majestic, extremes of us all in sixteen unique tales that will entertain, horrify and keep you thinking long after the last page is turned.

Let the communion begin…

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Translatio
Collecting James
For Restful Death I Cry
Dark Harvest
Not Fade Away
Unto the Lord a New Song
Release Me
Psychomachia
Universal Adaptor
Misdirection
What You Know
H.E. Double Hockey Sticks
Where the Shadow Ended
Dead in the Water
Crawl
First Communions
Story Notes

Cover art by Anjo Matko

Title design by Matt Davis
Apex (Trade Paperback pre-order)

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 30


This is the thirtieth in a series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their 2015 works published since the last update and any upcoming works for 2016. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year she/he was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.


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Dave Bara (2015)

Impulse
The Lightship Chronicles 1
DAW, December 1, 2015
Mass Market Paperback,
Hardcover and eBook, February 3, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 30
Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out. It begins with his new assignment as an officer on Her Majesty’s Spaceship Starbound, a Lightship bound for deep space voyages of exploration.

But everything changes when Peter is summoned to the office of his father, Grand Admiral Nathan Cochrane, and given devastating news: the death of a loved one. In a distant solar system, a mysterious and unprovoked attack upon Lightship Impulse resulted in the deaths of Peter’s former girlfriend and many of her shipmates.

Now Peter's plans are torn asunder as he is transferred to a Unified Space Navy ship under foreign command, en route to an unexpected destination, and surrounded almost entirely by strangers. To top it off, his superiors have given him secret orders that might force him to become a mutineer.

The crisis at hand becomes a gateway to something much more when the ship’s Historian leads Peter and his shipmates into a galaxy of the unknown -- of ancient technologies, age-old rivalries, new cultures, and unexpected romance. It’s an overwhelming responsibility for Peter, and one false step could plunge humanity into an apocalyptic interstellar war….


Starbound
The Lightship Chronicles 2
DAW, January 5, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 30
THE FIRST EMPIRE HAS RETURNED.

THE NEW GALACTIC UNION HANGS IN THE BALANCE…

The Lightship H.M.S. IMPULSE is gone, sacrificed while defeating First Empire ships the fragile new galactic alliance had hoped it would never see again...

For Peter Cochrane, serving as third officer aboard his world's flagship, H.M.S STARBOUND is a dream that's finally come true. Tasked with investigating a mysterious space station in a newly re-discovered star system, Peter and STARBOUND face a terrible attack. The wounds of that battle may heal with time, but the war is far from over as the First Empire returns, aided by new traitors from within the Union itself!




W. C. Bauers (2015)

Indomitable
Chronicles of Promise Paen 2
Tor Books, July 26, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 30
Promise Paen, commander of Victor Company's mechanized armored infantry, is back for another adventure protecting the Republic of Aligned Worlds.

Lieutenant Paen barely survived her last encounter with the Lusitanian Empire. She's returned home to heal. But the nightmares won't stop. And she's got a newly reconstituted unit of green marines to whip into shape before they deploy. If the enemies of the RAW don't kill them first, she just might do the job herself.

Light-years away, on the edge of the Verge, a massive vein of rare ore is discovered on the mining planet of Sheol, which ignites an arms race and a proxy war between the Republic and the Lusitanians. Paen and Victor Company are ordered to Sheol, to help hold the planet at all costs.

On the eve of their deployment, a friendly fire incident occurs, putting Paen's career in jeopardy and stripping her of her command. When the Lusitanians send mercenaries to raid Sheol and destabilize its mining operations, matters reach crisis levels. Disgraced and angry, Promise is offered one shot to get back into her mechsuit. But she'll have to jump across the galaxy and possibly storm the gates of hell itself.
[description from author's website]




Ishbelle Bee (2015)

The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl
From the Peculiar Adventures of John Loveheart, Esq., Volume 2
Angry Robot Books, August 4, 2015 (North America Print and eBook)
        August 6, 2015 (UK Print)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 30
A dark and twisted Victorian melodrama, like Alice in Wonderland goes to Hell, from the author of The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath.
 
Two orphans, Pedrock and Boo Boo, are sent to live in the sinister village of Darkwound. There they meet and befriend the magical and dangerous Mr Loveheart and his neighbour, Professor Hummingbird, a recluse who collects rare butterflies. Little do they know that Professor Hummingbird has attracted the wrath of a demon named Mr Angelcakes.

One night, Mr Angelcakes visits Boo Boo and carves a butterfly onto her back. Boo Boo starts to metamorphose into a butterfly/human hybrid, and is kidnapped by Professor Hummingbird. When Mr Loveheart attempts to rescue her with the aid of Detective White and Constable Walnut, they too are turned into butterflies.

Caught between Professor Hummingbird and the demon Angelcakes, Loveheart finds himself entangled in a web much wider and darker than he could have imagined, and a plot that leads him right to the Prime Minister and even Queen Victoria herself …

File Under: Fantasy [ Closing the Net / Heads in the Trees / The Angel-Eater / Prime Minister’s Questions ]




Rob Boffard (2015)

Tracer
Outer Earth 1
Redhook, June 28, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
eBook, July 16, 2015

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 30
"FAST, EXHILARATING, AND UNFORGETTABLE." - Sarah Lotz, author of The Three

A huge space station orbits the Earth, holding the last of humanity. It's broken, rusted, falling apart. We've wrecked our planet, and now we have to live with the consequences: a new home that's dirty, overcrowded and inescapable.

What's more, there's a madman hiding on the station. He's about to unleash chaos. And when he does, there'll be nowhere left to run.

Tracer
is perfect for fans of Hugh Howey, Preston & Child, James Rollins, Matthew Riley, and Andy Weir.


Zero-G
Outer Earth 2
Redhook, January 19, 2016
eBook, 368 pages
Redhook, July 26, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 30
The clock is ticking down again for Riley Hale.

She may be the newest member of Outer Earth's law enforcement team, but she feels less in control than ever. A twisted doctor bent on revenge is blackmailing her with a deadly threat. If Riley's to survive, she must follow his orders, and break a dangerous prisoner out of jail. To save her own skin, Riley must go against all her beliefs, and break every law that she's just sworn to protect. Riley's mission will get even tougher when all sectors are thrown into lock-down. A lethal virus has begun to spread through Outer Earth, and it seems little can stop it. If Riley doesn't live long enough to help to find a cure, then the last members of the human race will perish along with her.

The future of humanity hangs in the balance. And time is running out.

ZERO-G is the nonstop sequel to Rob Boffard's Tracer, a brutal, gripping thrill-ride, where the hero moves like lightning and the consequences for failure are deadly.


Impact
Outer Earth 3
Redhook, July 26, 2016
eBook, 368 pages
Redhook, August 30, 2016
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages

[cover not yet available]
Following Tracer and Zero-G comes Impact, the explosive conclusion to the Outer Earth trilogy - a heart-pounding thriller set in space where the hero moves like lightning and the consequences for failure are deadly.

A signal has been picked up from Earth.

The planet was supposed to be uninhabitable. But it seems there are survivors down there - with supplies, shelter and running water. Perhaps there could be a future for humanity on Earth after all.

Riley Hale will find out soon enough. She's stuck on a spaceship with the group of terrorists that is planning to brave the planet's atmosphere and crash-land on the surface.

But when the re-entry goes wrong, Riley ends up hundreds of miles from her companions Prakesh and Carver, alone in a barren wilderness. She'll have to use everything she knows to survive.

And all of them are about to find out that nothing on Earth is what it seems . .




Viola Carr (2015)

The Devious Dr. Jekyll
Electric Empire 2
Harper Voyager, October 27, 2015
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 30
Dr. Eliza Jekyll, heroine of the electrifying The Diabolical Miss Hyde—an edgy steampunk retelling of the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde—investigates a bizarre murder case in an alternate Victorian London while battling her treacherous secret half: Lizzie Hyde.

Solving the infamous Chopper case has helped crime scene physician Dr. Eliza Jekyll establish her fledgling career in the chauvinistic world of Victorian law enforcement. But the scrutiny that comes with her newfound fame is unwelcome for a woman with a diabolical secret. And there is the mercurial Royal Society agent and wolf man Remy Lafayette. Does he want to marry her, eat her, or burn her at the stake? Though Eliza is uncertain about Remy, her dark and jealous shadow self, Lizzie, wants to steal the magnetic and persistent agent, and usurp Eliza’s life.

It’s impossible to push Remy away when he tempts her with the one thing she can’t resist: a bizarre crime. The search for a bloodthirsty ritual torturer dubbed the Pentacle Killer draws them into a terrifying world of spies, art thieves, and evil alchemy, where the price of immortality is madness—or damnation—and only Lizzie’s dark ingenuity can help Eliza survive.

As Eliza and Remy race to thwart a foul conspiracy involving the sorcerous French, they must also overcome a sinister enemy who is all too close: the vengeful Lizzie, determined to dispose of Eliza for good.

Interview with Rob Boffard, author of Tracer - July 23, 2015


Please welcome Rob Boffard to The Qwillery as part of the 2015 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. Tracer was published on July 16th by Orbit.



Interview with Rob Boffard, author of Tracer - July 23, 2015




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

Rob:  I started writing when I was around seven years old, after a poem I wrote about an elephant got a really enthusiastic response from the teacher. It was essentially the earliest dopamine head I ever had, and I'm still chasing it.



TQAre you a plotter or a pantser?

Rob:  Little bit of both! I wrote TRACER based on an outline, which I drew up because I had absolutely no idea how to write a novel and just figured it would be the easiest way. What I've found since then is that outlines remain really helpful for working out the core events of the story, but that I'm a lot less hesitant to go off plan and to see where the story takes me. That's been happening more and more with my writing, and I welcome it, although I'm not certain I'll ever completely abandon the outline.


TQWhat is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Rob:  Starting. Getting the very first line down in a writing session is absolute hell for me, and always has been. Once I get over that hump, it's normally smooth sailing, but it's really something I struggle with. It doesn't help that I'm not a morning person at all, and I somehow got into my head but I should do all my writing in the mornings. Go figure.



TQYou're a journalist and a rapper. How do either of these affect or not your fiction writing?

Rob:  Journalism was writing school for me. It taught me to write hard, right smart, write fast, and never miss deadlines. It helped me excise a lot of really terrible writing, simply because if I didn't, my editors wouldn't pay me. Rapping, which I still do from time to time, was even better. I still think a lot of fiction writers would benefit from learning how to write songs and put lyrics inside bars. It not only teaches you how to be creative in the constraints you've been given, but it teaches you the rhythm of words and how they sound together. Because I can rap, I can sense when words on a page aren't working together or are too similar. It really helps.



TQWho are some of your literary influences? Favorite authors?

Rob:  I come from a classic mystery/thriller background, so Ed McBain and Jeffrey Deaver and Raymond Chandler form a big part of my influences. I'm also one of the biggest Stephen King fans on the planet, although there are hundreds of thousands of people who would say that these days.



TQDescribe Tracer in 140 characters or less.

Rob:  TRACER is the craziest, fastest scifi action thriller you'll ever read. The story has a V8 engine strapped to it, and it's on full power.



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

Rob:  Riley (my hero) doesn't work alone. She's part of a tracer crew: a group of scrappy underdogs who live between the levels on the station. They've got her back, but they're in just as much danger as she is...



TQWhat inspired you to write Tracer? While Tracer is set on a space station, it is described as a thriller. Why set the novel on a space station? How Science Fictional is Tracer?

Rob:  Lot of questions there! Let's see… I wanted to set the novel on a space station because I've always been obsessed with space, and I got to thinking about what it would be like to live on a station that had been up there for a really long time. Really, it's an action thriller that just happens to be set on a space station. It's science fiction by accident, rather by design. I love scifi to death, but I never set out to write a science-fiction novel. I set out to write a novel that my sixteen-year-old self would geek out over.



TQWhat sort of research did you do for Tracer?

Rob:  Loads. I consulted a genuine rocket scientist at a university in London to help get my space station straight. I spoke to a fusion reactor specialist to make sure that the power source was realistic. I consulted an entomologist about food sources, and a pair of freerunners about movement. Put this way: TRACER could totally happen.



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

Rob:  Riley was the easiest. I put myself into her, so it was relatively easy to work out how she reacted (although of course I exaggerated certain parts and tone down others). Darnell was probably the hardest to get right, because he's a really dark character, and while it was a lot of fun investigating his psyche it was also quite draining.



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

Rob:  The one I've yet to see is whether TRACER counts as dystopian sci-fi or not. I'm not usually big into academic questions, but I quite like that one. It's easy to refer to the book as dystopia because everything is falling apart, but really, one of the key features of dystopia is an oppressive regime, and that's missing in TRACER. It's more like post-dystopia. There have been oppressive regimes in the station's history, but they were defeated, and the story in the book takes place along way down the track. It doesn't matter what government is in place: they're exactly the same boat as the people they are governing. Everybody's stuck there, and the current government, under Janice Okwembu, has more or less thrown in the towel.



TQGive us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery lines from Tracer.

Rob:  I don't know if these are the best, but they're definitely my favourites...and yes, they both involve violence. So sue me.

“Who’d you get in a fight with?” Yao asks, squirming to her feet. “Everyone on the station? Did you win?”


My knuckles rip and tear and shred as his face explodes with blood and bruises.



TQWhat's next?

Rob:  The sequels! We're wrapping them up now, and they are absolutely crazy.



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Rob:  *High five*





Tracer
Orbit, July 16, 2015
eBook, 368 pages

Interview with Rob Boffard, author of Tracer - July 23, 2015
IN SPACE, EVERY. SECOND. COUNTS.

Our planet is in ruins. Three hundred miles above its scarred surface orbits Outer Earth: a space station with a million souls on board. They are all that remain of the human race.

Darnell is the head of the station's biotech lab. He's also a man with dark secrets. And he has ambitions for Outer Earth that no one will see coming.

Prakesh is a scientist, and he has no idea what his boss Darnell is capable of. He'll have to move fast if he doesn't want to end up dead.

And then there's Riley. She's a tracer - a courier. For her, speed is everything. But with her latest cargo, she's taken on more than she bargained for.

A chilling conspiracy connects them all.

The countdown has begun for Outer Earth - and for mankind.





About Rob

Interview with Rob Boffard, author of Tracer - July 23, 2015
Photo by Nicole Simpson
Rob Boffard was born in Johannesburg in 1984. He grew up reading encyclopaedias for fun (he was that kind of kid). He quickly became obsessed with science fiction, action movies and speaking very loudly to anybody who would listen.

In high school, he added a new obsession to his list: hip-hop. While studying journalism at Rhodes University in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, he was an active rap artist, and became one of the presenters on the longest-running rap radio show in Africa. After graduating in 2007, he moved to the UK with his longtime girlfriend, aiming to blow every spare cent they had on travel.

This endeavour was entirely successful, leaving them both broke but very happy. Rob did numerous jobs in the UK, including being a reader at a media analysis agency, and picking cigarettes up off a pub floor. He edited a London music magazine, got himself fired, and as a result undertook a very successful freelance career. In the past five or six years, he has written for The Guardian, Wired Magazine, Huck Magazine, the BBC, and io9. He has also worked on corporate copy for Google and Microsoft.

Rob continued to rap, and released a full album in 2011, entitled African. By this time, he had a successful second career as a sound engineer. This led to him working closely with a creative agency in London, Maple Street Studios, where he worked on campaigns for companies like EA Games, 20th Century Fox and more.

He began writing Tracer at the end of 2011, after realising that while he was quite happy being a journalist, he enjoyed the writing part most of all. It was the first book he had ever written. Orbit Books bought the rights to the trilogy, and the first novel is due to be released in July 2015.

Some more interesting facts about Rob: He permanently lost his sense of smell after falling out of a tree in Zimbabwe, aged four. He runs a hip-hop podcast. He once spent two months traveling 11,000 miles around the United States. He’s a really good cook. In junior school, he wrote to Nelson Mandela, complaining about having to study Afrikaans, and got a reply. He speaks Zulu, and French. He is the last person on the planet who collects CDs

Rob now splits his time between Vancouver, London and Johannesburg. He still loves action movies and science-fiction. He’s online at www.robboffard.com and on Twitter at @robboffard.

2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts


2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts

Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2015 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is released in the US. Cover artist/illustrator information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on July 25, 2015.



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2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Cover Artist - David Palumbo




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts




2015 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - July Debuts
Cover Design by Jason Gurley

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