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The View From Monday - July 8, 2019


Happy Monday!

There are three debuts this week:

The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele;

David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbow;

and

Salvation Day by Kali Wallace (Adult Debut).

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

A Shroud of Leaves (Sage Westfield 2) by Rebecca Alexander;

Ash Kickers (Smoke Eaters 2) by Sean Grigsby;

and

Caught in Time (Kendra Donovan 3) by Julie McElwain is out in Trade Paperback

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The View From Monday - July 8, 2019
Clicking on a novel's cover will take you to its Amazon page.



The View From Monday - July 8, 2019



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

July 9, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Shroud of Leaves Rebecca Alexander Cr/Mys/Th - Sage Westfield 2
Jasmyn (ri) Alex Bell SF/Cr - GOLLANCZ S.F.
Underhive Mike Brooks SF/AP/PA - Necromunda Anthology
Blood Is Not Enough: Stories of Vampirism (e) Ellen Datlow (Ed) H - Anthology
A Whisper of Blood: Stories of Vampirism (e) Ellen Datlow (Ed) H - Anthology
The Saturday Night Ghost Club Craig Davidson CoA/ST+R/GH
The Lightest Object in the Universe (D) Kimi Eisele Dys/SF/AP/PA/Disaster
Ash Kickers Sean Grigsby SF/AP/PA/F - Smoke Eaters 2
Null Set S. L. Huang SF/TechTh/HU - Cas Russell 2
The Complete Smoke Trilogy Tanya Huff CF/UF/HU - Smoke
Eye Spy Mercedes Lackey F/DF - Valdemar: Family Spies 2
Drop by Drop (h2tp) Morgan Llywelyn SF/AP/PA/TechTh/ ST+R - Step by Step 1
The Sum of All Shadows Eric Van Lustbader SupTh/Sus - Testament 4
Metamorphica: Fiction (h2tp) Zachary Mason LF/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Caught in Time (h2tp) Julie McElwain Hist/M - Kendra Donovan 3
Silver Nails Kim Newman H - Warhammer Horror
Beasts in Velvet Kim Newman H - Warhammer Horror
David Mogo, Godhunter (D) Suyi Davies Okungbowa UF
The Need Helen Phillips LF
The Toll Cherie Priest H/GH/Gothic
Apocalypse Josh Reynolds SF - Space Marine Conquests 5
Mission Critical Jonathan Strahan (Ed) SF
Age of Legend Michael J. Sullivan F/HistF - Legends of the First Empire 4
Fire and Rain John F. D. Taff SupTh - The Fearing 1
The Survival of Molly Southbourne Tade Thompson H/DF - Molly Southbourne 2
Salvation Day (D - Adult) Kali Wallace SF/TechTh/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



AA - Action and Adventure
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Eng - Engineering
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
GothicR - Gothic Romance
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
Ke - Kindle eBook
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
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
ST+R - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
Tech - Technology
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
WS - Women Sleuths

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 Debut Author Challenge (DAC) Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Clarissa Goenawan (2018)

Rainbirds
Soho Press, March 19, 2019
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Hardcover and eBook, March 6, 2018

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Set in an imagined town outside Tokyo, Clarissa Goenawan’s dark, spellbinding literary debut follows a young man’s path to self-discovery in the wake of his sister’s murder.

Ren Ishida has nearly completed his graduate degree at Keio University when he receives news of his sister’s violent death. Keiko was stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister’s affairs, failing to understand why she chose to turn her back on the family and Tokyo for this desolate place years ago.

But then Ren is offered Keiko’s newly vacant teaching position at a prestigious local cram school and her bizarre former arrangement of free lodging at a wealthy politician’s mansion in exchange for reading to the man’s ailing wife. He accepts both, abandoning Tokyo and his crumbling relationship there in order to better understand his sister’s life and what took place the night of her death.

As Ren comes to know the eccentric local figures, from the enigmatic politician who’s boarding him to his fellow teachers and a rebellious, captivating young female student, he delves into his shared childhood with Keiko and what followed. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren realizes that Keiko Ishida kept many secrets, even from him.





Sean Grigsby (2018)

Ash Kickers
Smoke Eaters 2
Angry Robot, July 9, 2019
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
It’s dragons vs firefighters vs the Phoenix in the scorching fantasy sequel to Smoke Eaters.

With ex-firefighter Cole Brannigan in command of the Smoke Eaters, the dragon menace is under control. Thanks to non-lethal Canadian tech, the beasts are just tranquilized and locked up. But for Tamerica Williams, a job filled with action and danger has become routine. She’s so bored she nearly gets her whole team killed, and Brannigan has to step in. When a new threat emerges, the legendary bird of fire – the Phoenix – spreading fire like a plague and whipping dragons into a frenzy, it’s a perfect task for Williams, but killing the Phoenix just brings it back stronger. Is that too much excitement, even for Williams?

File Under: Fantasy [ Smoke Em | Catch and Release | Fire Bird | Arson About ]


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 1





Peter McLean (2016)

Priest of Lies
War for the Rose Throne 1
Ace, July 2, 2019
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Tomas Piety has been many things: soldier, priest, gangster…and spy. As Tomas’s power grows, the nobility better watch their backs, in this dark and gritty epic fantasy series.

People are weak, and the poorer and more oppressed they are, the weaker they become–until they can’t take it anymore. And when  they rise up…may the gods help their oppressors.

When Tomas Piety returned from the war, he just wanted to rebuild his empire of crime with his gang of Pious Men. But his past as a spy for the Queen’s Men drew him back in and brought him more power than he ever imagined.

Now, with half of his city in ashes and the Queen’s Men at his back, the webs of political intrigue stretch out from the capital to pull Tomas in. Dannsburg is calling.

In Dannsburg the nobility fight with words, not blades, but the results are every bit as bloody. In this pit of beasts, Tomas must decide once and for all whether he is truly the people’s champion…or just a priest of lies.


Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Book 1

The View From Monday - September 3, 2018


Happy 1st Monday in September and Happy Labor Day!


There are 4 debuts this week:

Terra Nullius by Clare G. Coleman;

Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark by Charlie J. Eskew;

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen 1) by Signe Pike;

and

Walking Through Fire (Misbegotten 1) by Sherri Cook Woosley.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Magefall (Age of Dread Series 2) by Stephen Aryan;

Daughters of Forgotten Light by Sean Grigsby;

Infidel (Bel Dame Apocrypha 2) by Kameron Hurley is out in Mass Market Paperbook;

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition by Mur Lafferty;

MJ-12: Endgame (MAJESTIC-12 Thriller 3) by Mike J. Martinez;

and

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz 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 - September 3, 2018



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

September 1, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Moonrise: The Golden Age of Lunar Adventures (ri) Mike Ashley SF - British Library Science Fiction Classics
Crusade Daniel M. Ford F - Paladin Trilogy Series 3
Grunt: The Task Force Ombra Trilogy (e) Weston Ochse SF
Mother of Invention Rivka Rafael (Ed)
Tansy Rayner Roberts (Ed)
SpecFic - Anthology
Happy Doomsday David Sosnowski SF/AP/PA



September 3, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Wish Factor: A Bewitching Bedlam Short Story (e) Yasmine Galenorn PNR - Bewitching Bedlam



September 4, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Realmgate Wars: Volume 2 David Annandale
Guy Haley
Rob Sanders
Josh Reynolds
David Guymer
Gave Thorpe
C L Wener
Matt Westbrook
F - Collection
The Ink Master's Silence C.J. Archer HistF - Glass and Steele 6
Magefall Stephen Aryan F - Age of Dread Series 2
Gridlinked (ri) Neal Asher SF/HSF/SO - Agent Cormac 1
The Silence of the Girls Pat Barker LF/Hist/War and Military
Terra Nullius (D) Claire G. Coleman LF/FL/Dys
Target Rich Environment Larry Correia F - Collection
To Guard Against the Dark (h2mm) Julie E. Czerneda SF/AC/HSF/SO - Reunification 3
The Only Thing to Fear (e) Julie E. Czerneda SF/SO/AC/HSF - Web Shifters Novella
The Chrysalis Brendan Deneen H/SupTh/DF
Halo: Silent Storm: A Master Chief Story Troy Denning SF - HALO 23
Seventh Decimate (h2tp) Stephen R. Donaldson F/DF - The Great God's War 1
The Land of Stone Flowers: A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being Sveta Dorosheva
Jane Bugaeva (Tr)
F/HU
The Spaceship Next Door Gene Doucette SF/AC
Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark (D) Charlie J. Eskew SF/SH/Satire
Fright Into Flight Amber Fallon (Ed) H - Anthology
Dark Sentinel Christine Feehan PNR - Carpathian 32
Hidden Sun Jaine Fenn F/SF/GenEng - Shadowlands 1
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction Irene Gallo SF/F - Anthology
Daughters of Forgotten Light Sean Grigsby SF/SE/SO
Alien Covenant: David's Drawings Dane Hallett PerfArts/SF
Salvation Peter F. Hamilton SF/SO/SE - Salvation Sequence 1
The Darker Lord Jack Heckel F/HU/FairyT/FolkT/LM - The Mysterium Series 2
Harryhausen - The Movie Posters Richard Holliss PerfArts/SF/F/Hist
Infidel (ri) Kameron Hurley SF/DF - Bel Dame Apocrypha 2
The Cats Came Back Sofie Kelly PCM - A Magical Cats Mystery 10
Exile of the Seas Jeffe Kennedy F - Chronicles of Dasnaria 2
Flight or Fright Stephen King (Ed)
Bev Vincent (Ed)
H - Anthology
Bag of Bones (ri) Stephen King Sus
Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition Mur Lafferty SF/SO/MTI - Star Wars
The Cthulhu Casebooks - Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities (h2tp) James Lovegrove M/Detective/P - Cthulhu Casebooks 2
The Necroscope Quintet: Necroscope, Vamphyri, The Source, Deadspeak, Deadspawn (e) Brian Lumley H/P - Necroscope
Of Honour and Iron Ian St. Martin SF - Space Marine Conquests
MJ-12: Endgame Michael J. Martinez SF/HistF/Th - MAJESTIC-12 Thriller 3
Night and Silence Seanan McGuire UF/CF/P - October Daye 12
The Dinosaur Lords Trilogy: Dinosaur Lords, Dinosaur Knights, Dinosaur Princess (e) Victor Milán F - Dinosaur Lords
Sheepfarmer's Daughter (ri) Elizabeth Moon F - Deed of Paksenarrion 1
Redeemer (e) C. E. Murphy HistF - Redeemer Wars 1
Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art Susan Napier PerftArts/HC
Autonomous (h2tp) Annalee Newitz SF/HSF/GenEng/CyP
H. P. Lovecraft: He Who Wrote in the Darkness: A Graphic Novel Alex Nikolavitch P
Choosing Names: Man-Kzin Wars VIII (e) Larry Niven SF - Man-Kzin Wars Series 8
Companion Pieces: Stories from the Old World and beyond (Ke) Melissa F. Olson F - Collection
Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa David Peace LF/SS/Bio
The Lost Queen (D) Signe Pike Hist - The Lost Queen 1
The Dreaming Stars Tim Pratt SF/SO/HSF - The Axiom 2
The Real-Town Murders Adam Roberts SF
Salvation's Fire: After The War Justina Robson F
Timeless: A Drizzt Novel R. A. Salvatore F - Drizzt 1
The Complete Virga Series: Sun of Suns, Queen of Candesce, Pirate Sun, Sunless Countries, Ashes of Candesce (e) Karl Schroeder SF/SO/SP - Virga
Live Long And . . .: What I Learned Along the Way William Shatner
David Fisher
Bio/PerfArts
Frankenstein (ri) Mary Shelley Gothic
Special Deliverance (ri) Clifford D. Simak SF
Mastodonia (ri) Clifford D. Simak SF
The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire Gavin G. Smith SF - The Bastard Legion 2
Hell Divers III: Deliverance Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/AP/PA - Hell Divers 3
The Reincarnated Giant: An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction Mingwei Song (Ed)
Theodore Huters (Ed)
SF/Chinese- Anthology
Tinker (ri) Wen Spencer CF - Elfhome 1
Occupy Me Tricia Sullivan SF/Sus
Ashes of Victory - Special Limited Edition David Weber SF - Honor Harrington 9
Tor Classics Collection: H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau (e) H. G. Wells SF - Tor Classics
Her Majesty's American Steve White SF
The Accidental War Walter Jon Williams SF - World of Dread Empire's Fall
Walking Through Fire (D) Sherri Cook Woosley Dys - Misbegotten 1
Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion (h2tp) Chris Wraight SF - Watchers of the Throne
Embers Suzanne Wright PNR - The Dark in You 4



September 5, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Triquetra: A Tor.com Original (e) Kirstyn McDermott SF



September 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach Ramsey Campbell H/DF
The Siren and The Specter Jonathan Janz H/DF
The Sky Woman J.D. Moyer SF
Creature Hunter Shea H/DF
The Mouth of the Dark Tim Waggoner H/DF



September 7, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mutilation Song (e) Jason Hrivnak H/Occ/Sup/VisM



September 8, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Shades Within Us: Tales of Migrations and Fractured Borders Susan Forest (Ed)
Lucas K Law (Ed)
SpecFic - Laksa Anthology Series: Speculative Fiction



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.

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.


Ben Aaronovitch (2011)

Lies Sleeping
Rivers of London 7
DAW, November 13, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.

The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague–Lesley May–who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch….





Sean Grigsby (2018)

Daughters of Forgotten Light
Angry Robot, September 4, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
A floating prison is home to Earth’s unwanted people, where they are forgotten… but not yet dead, in this wild science fiction adventure.

Deep space penal colony Oubliette, population: scum. Lena “Horror” Horowitz leads the Daughters of Forgotten Light, one of three vicious gangs fighting for survival on Oubliette. Their fragile truce is shaken when a new shipment arrives from Earth carrying a fresh batch of prisoners and supplies to squabble over. But the delivery includes two new surprises: a drone, and a baby. Earth Senator Linda Dolfuse wants evidence of the bloodthirsty gangs to justify the government finally eradicating the wasters dumped on Oubliette. There’s only one problem: the baby in the drone’s video may be hers.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Banged Up | Out of Mind | Girls Gone Bad | Moppet in Space ]





Kat Howard (2016)

A Cathedral of Myth and Bone
Saga Press, October 23, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 368 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works By DAC Authors
From the acclaimed author of Roses and Rot— a “Brothers Grimm tale for the contemporary reader” (School Library Journal, starred review)—Kat Howard’s exquisite shorter works, nominated for the World Fantasy Award, and performed on WNYC's Selected Shorts.

Kat Howard has already been called a “remarkable young writer” by Neil Gaiman and her “dark and enticing” (Publishers Weekly) debut novel, Roses and Rot, was beloved by critics and fans alike.

Now, you can experience her collected shorter works, including two new stories, in A Cathedral of Myth and Bone. In these stories, equally as beguiling and spellbinding as her novels, Howard expands into the enchanted territory of myths and saints, as well as an Arthurian novella set upon a college campus, “Once, Future,” which retells the story of King Arthur—through the women’s eyes.

Captivating and engrossing, and adorned in gorgeous prose, Kat Howard’s stories are a fresh and stylish take on fantasy. “Kat Howard seems to possess a magic of her own, of making characters come alive and scenery so vivid, you forget it exists only on the page” (Anton Bogomazov).

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.


Sebastien de Castell (2014)

Spellslinger
Spellslinger 1
Orbit, July 17, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 432 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A would-be mage with no magic of his own has to defeat powerful enemies with only cunning and deception in the first book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first duel and proving his worth as a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is fading.

Facing exile unless he can pass the mage trials, Kellen is willing to risk everything – even his own life – in search of a way to restore his magic. But when the enigmatic Ferius Parfax arrives in town, she challenges him to take a different path.

One of the elusive Argosi, Ferius is a traveller who lives by her wits and the cards she carries. Daring, unpredictable, and wielding magic Kellen has never seen before, she may be his only hope.

The first novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic.



Shadowblack
Spellsplinger 2
Orbit, August 21, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A failed mage turned outlaw must use guile and a handful of spells to challenge a dangerous rival in the second book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.

With a death sentence hanging over his head, Kellen is forced to abandon his clan and his home. Living as an outlaw, he relies on his wits and allies, the mysterious wanderer Ferius and thieving squirrel cat Reiches, to survive the unforgiving borderlands.

Then he meets Seneira, a young woman cursed with a deadly plague by a ruthless mage. Similarly afflicted Kellen is compelled to help, and it’s not long before he’s entangled in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder. Loyalties are tested as Kellen races to find the mage responsible before he can claim any more victims

The second novel in a compelling six-book series, bursting with tricks, humor, and a whole new way to look at magic.



Charmcaster
Spellslinger 3
Orbit, September 18, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A failed mage learns that just because he’s not the chosen one it doesn’t mean he can’t be a hero in the third book of a new adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.



Soulbinder
Spellslinger 4
Orbit, October 23, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A failed mage learns that just because he’s not the chosen one it doesn’t mean he can’t be a hero in the fourth book of a new adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.





Sean Grigsby (2018)

Daughters of Forgotten Light
Angry Robot Books, September 4, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A floating prison is home to Earth’s unwanted people, where they are forgotten… but not yet dead, in this wild science fiction adventure.

Deep space penal colony Oubliette, population: scum. Lena “Horror” Horowitz leads the Daughters of Forgotten Light, one of three vicious gangs fighting for survival on Oubliette. Their fragile truce is shaken when a new shipment arrives from Earth carrying a fresh batch of prisoners and supplies to squabble over. But the delivery includes two new surprises: a drone, and a baby. Earth Senator Linda Dolfuse wants evidence of the bloodthirsty gangs to justify the government finally eradicating the wasters dumped on Oubliette. There’s only one problem: the baby in the drone’s video may be hers.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Banged Up |Out of Mind |Girls Gone Bad | Moppet in Space ]





Tristan Palmgren (2018)

Terminus
Angry Robot Books, November 6, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Operatives from an advanced alien culture struggle to survive in medieval Italy, in the SF sequel to the astonishing Quietus.

The transdimensional empire, the Unity, has dissolved. Its rulers and agents have been exiled, stranded across a thousand planes of existence. Empires don’t die gladly. The living planarship Ways and Means has ended the Black Death ravaging medieval Europe, but it has bigger plans for Earth. Someone is trying to kill former Unity agent Osia. Spy-turned-anthropologist Meloku becomes a target, too, when she catches the planarship hiding the extent of its meddling. While they fight to survive, Fiametta – Italian soldier, mercenary, and heretical preacher – raises an army and a religious revolt, aiming to split her world in half.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Last Throes | The Saviour | Let It Burn | Crisis of Faith ]

2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March 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 2018 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator/designer information is provided when we have it.

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Cover design: Alison Forner
Cover art: A Girl with a Basket of Apples
(dummy board), English School, (18th Century) / 
Hinton Ampner, Hampshire, UK / National Trust
Photographic Library / Bridgeman Images





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Cover art: Peter Bollinger
Cover design: Lisa Marie Pompilio





2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - March Debuts

Interview with Sean Grigsby, author of Smoke Eaters


Please welcome Sean Grigsby to The Qwillery as part of the 2018 Debut Author Challenge Interviews. Smoke Eaters was published on March 6th by Angry Robot.



Interview with Sean Grigsby, author of Smoke Eaters




TQWelcome to The Qwillery. What is the first piece you remember writing?

Sean:  I rewrote a children's book we were reading in 3rd grade, where I killed off the main character. But because it was a parody and both my mother and teacher were appalled, I'll tell you about another. In 7th grade, I wrote a story called 3D Madness about three kids who find a video game that sucks them up and plants them in a prehistoric world where they have to defeat a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It was published by the school paper, and I had ideas for other levels of the game, like a Transylvanian monster mash-up level, where the kids have to battle Wolfman and Dracula and maybe even a mummy. It could have been a first novel, but it never came to be. Thankfully, in adulthood, I finish everything I start.



TQAre you a plotter, a pantser or a hybrid?

Sean:  I'm a total panster, but I tend to keep the progression of the book in my head, many times thinking about my work-in-progress when I should be paying attention to what's going on in the real world. (Sorry, coworkers, wife, kids, general populace.) I will also pull up a sticky note on the laptop, sometimes, and type out what I want to do in the scene I'll be writing that day.



TQWhat is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Sean:  NOT feeling guilty for not writing. While it would be awesome to write every day, things come up. And I'm still averaging two books a year, so I can't be too hard on myself.



TQWhat has influenced / influences your writing?

Sean:  Everything, but I've always loved 80s movies, especially horror and SFF. But I also like examining society, both where we are now and what shenanigans we'll get ourselves into in the future.



TQDescribe Smoke Eaters in 140 characters or less.

Sean:  Firefighters vs. dragons in the future.



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

Sean:  In the book, anyone killed by a dragon leaves behind a ghost, called a wraith. These specters attract more dragons and fiercely protect the dragon's new, ashen territory. There are also robots.



TQWhat inspired you to write Smoke Eaters? What appeals to you about writing Fantasy? How many dragons have you fought?

Sean:  I was sitting in my new fire department's academy. Having already been through an academy once, I was bored and began thinking about a book where firefighters had to respond to dragons burning down houses. I love writing the extraordinary, be it science fiction or fantasy. With Smoke Eaters, I wanted to mix the two genres together. You could probably say the theme of the book is old meets new. Cole Brannigan and the dragons representing old, the smoke eaters and all the advanced technology being the new. I love SFF because you can do anything. As far as dragons ... I've honestly lost count.



TQWhat sort of research did you do for Smoke Eaters?

Sean:  Being a professional firefighter definitely made it easier than some of my other books, but I did research dragons from mythology and lore. At my agent's suggestion, I studied cicadas and tied that in to how the dragons behave.



TQPlease tell us about the cover for Smoke Eaters. 

Sean:  I have to thank Marc Gascoigne and Lee Gibbons for the cover. Marc came up with the idea, and Lee made it real. The shield the dragon is clinging to is called a Maltese cross. It's been associated with firefighters since forever. Malta was the home to the Knights of St. John who battled in the Crusades against an enemy that threw, basically, old school Molotov cocktails. The Knights of St. John fought through the flames, and I guess it just trickled down from there. The red dragon, breathing smoke, is awesome, but the cover doesn't depict any particular scene. The idea was to make it more symbolic.



TQIn Smoke Eaters who was the easiest character to write and why? The hardest and why?

Sean:  Brannigan was definitely the easiest to write. His voice came very naturally to me. (Not sure what that says.) The other characters weren't hard to write, but I paid special attention to how I presented Cheryl, a teenage, Canadian corporate board member, and Sherry, Brannigan's wife. With great help from my editor, Phil Jourdan, I fleshed out their characters well, I think.



TQWhy have you chosen to include or not chosen to include social issues in Smoke Eaters?

SeanSmoke Eaters talks about corrupt governments, corrupt corporations, and how they react to a disaster. I also examine religion and how people turn to it in dark times, machines taking jobs, gentrification, and how we'll someday be vaping colorful, glowing bubbles.

Why? Why not? All SFF tackles issues in some form or fashion. I saw the types of issues that would come up in Brannigan's world and wrote them down. But that doesn't mean it's not also entertaining and badass.



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

Sean:  How many books did you write before you got a book deal?

Five. It's great that some folks can hit a home run with their first manuscript, but the vast majority of us have to work hard and never give up.



TQGive us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery quotes from Smoke Eaters.

Sean

"You never forget the smell of burning flesh, no matter how long you live."


"When I first got on the job, I had a captain who once told me, “If you’re going to eat a shit sandwich, you might as well swallow it in one bite.”
Well, I was in the middle of a super-sized quarter pounder of shit, and the only way I saw out of my predicament was to do what they’d trained us to never do, under any circumstances."



TQWhat's next?

SeanDaughters of Forgotten Light is about all-women motorcycle gangs in space, and there's a chance you might see it someday.



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Sean:  Totally my pleasure.





Smoke Eaters
Angry Robot, March 6, 2018
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Interview with Sean Grigsby, author of Smoke Eaters
When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity’s last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy.

Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is re-assigned as a lowly rookie, chafing under his superiors. So when he discovers a plot to take over the city’s government, he takes matters into his own hands. With hundreds of innocent civilians in the crosshairs, it’s up to Brannigan and his fellow Smoke Eaters to repel the dragon menace.

File Under: Fantasy [ Scaly Firestarters | Final Call Out | Wraith of Flames | Enter the Fireman ]





About Sean

Interview with Sean Grigsby, author of Smoke Eaters
Sean Grigsby is a professional firefighter in central Arkansas, where he writes about lasers, aliens, and guitar battles with the Devil when he’s not fighting dragons.












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The View From Monday - March 5, 2018


Happy 1st Monday in March!


There are 7 debuts this week:

The Coincidence Makers by Yoav Blum;

Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan;

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby;

Quietus by Tristan Palmgren;

Mr. Neutron by Joe Ponepinto;

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell;

and

The Glass Blade (Hunters of Infinity 1) by Ryan Wieser.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Highland Dragon Master (Dawn of the Highland Dragon 3) by Isabel Cooper;

Queen of Struggle (The Memory Thief 2) by Nik Korpon;

Lady Henterman's Wardrobe ( Streets of Maradaine 2) by Marshall Ryan Maresca;

and

The Song Rising (The Bone Season 3) by Samantha Shannon 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.

March 5, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Silver Stag (e) Yasmine Galenorn DF - The Wild Hunt 1



March 6, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Magos Dan Abnett SF - Eisenhorn 4
Awayland: Stories Ramona Ausubel LF - Collection
Census Jesse Ball LF/SF
Lake Silence Anne Bishop DF/CF/FR - World of the Others, The 1
The Coincidence Makers (D) Yoav Blum LF/F/MR
Burn Bright Patricia Briggs RF/UF - Alpha and Omega 5
Firebrand Kristen Britain F/DF - Green Rider 6
Hooked on a Phoenix Ashlyn Chase PNR - Phoenix Brothers 1
Highland Dragon Master Isabel Cooper Hist/PNR - Dawn of the Highland Dragon 3
Star Destroyers Tony Daniel (Ed)
Christopher Ruocchio (Ed)
SF/SO - Anthology
Blackout (tp2mm) Marc Elsberg TechTh
The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition Jason Fry SF/SO/MTI - Star Wars
The Cold Eye (h2tp) Laura Anne Gilman HistF - The Devil's West 2
Awakening the Shifter Jane Godman PNR
Rainbirds (D) Clarissa Goenawan Psy/Cr/MR
Blood of the Four Christopher Golden
Tim Lebbon
F
Killing in C Sharp Alexia Gordon SupM - A Gethsemane Brown Mystery 3
Dark Alpha's Night (e) Donna Grant PNR - Reapers 5
Smoke Eaters (D) Sean Grigsby SF
Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records: Official Timey-Wimey Edition (e) Simon Guerrier SF - Doctor Who
Forbidden Stranger (e) Megan Hart SFR - The Protector 3
An American Witch in Paris Michele Hauf PNR
Cadia Stands Justin D. Hill SF - Astra Militarum
Queen of the Struggle Nik Korpon SF/AP/PA - The Memory Thief 2
If Tomorrow Comes Nancy Kress HSF/AC/GenEng - Yesterday's Kin Trilogy 2
Sins of Her Father Mike Kupari SF/SO
The Changeling (h2tp) Victor LaValle LF/F/CF
Princess of Blood Tom Lloyd F - God Fragments 2
Alpha Unleashed Kathy Lyons PNR - Grizzlies Gone Wild 4
Lady Henterman's Wardrobe Marshall Ryan Maresca F/UF - Streets of Maradaine 2
The Burning World (h2tp) Isaac Marion LF - Warm Bodies  2
Tricks for Free Seanan McGuire DF/P/UF - InCryptid 7
The Warrior Within Angus McIntyre SF/SO
High Voltage Karen Marie Moning PNR/P/FR - Fever 10
Man-Kzin Wars IV (e)(ri) Larry Niven SF - Man-Kzin Wars 4
Quietus (D) Tristan Palmgren HSF/HistF/Rel
Typescript of the Second Origin Manuel De Pedrolo
Sara Martin (Tr)
SF
The Silent Companions (D-US) Laura Purcell Hist/Gothic/GH
Master Assassins Robert V.S. Redick F - The Fire Sacraments 1
The Spear of Shadows Josh Reynolds F - Eight Lamentations 1
New York 2140 (h2tp) Kim Stanley Robinson HSF
Fever Dream (h2tp) Samanta Schweblin
Megan McDowell (Tr)
LF/Psy/H
The Song Rising (h2tp) Samantha Shannon F - The Bone Season 3
Flight of the White Wolf Terry Spear PNR - White Wolf 2
The Ashes of Prospero Gav Thorpe SF - Space Marine Conquests 2
Beren and Lúthien (h2tp) J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Tolkien (Ed)
F
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro Daniel Kraus FR/MR/Hist
The Refrigerator Monologues (h2tp) Catherynne M. Valente CF
A Call to Vengeance David Weber
Timothy Zahn
Thomas Pope
SF - Manticore Ascendant 3
The Glass Blade (D) Ryan Wieser F - Hunters of Infinity 1
Daughters of the Storm Kim Wilkins F - Daughters of the Storm 1
Guardian Angels and Other Monsters Daniel H. Wilson SF/HSF - Collection



March 7, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Mr. Neutron (D) Joe Ponepinto LF/Satire



March 9, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy: Outstanding Essays from the J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences Gregory Benford (Ed)
Gary Westfahl (Ed)
Howard V. Hendrix (Ed)
Joseph D. Miller (Ed)
SF/F/HC
Somnium Steve Moore Hist



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
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
Cr - Crime
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
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
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PoliSci - Political Science
Psy - Psychological
Rel - Religious
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SO - Space Opera
SocSci - Social Science
SoGothic - Southern Gothic
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
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.

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts


2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts


There are 15 debut novels for March.

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

The March debut authors and their novels are listed in alphabetical order by author (not book title or publication date). Take a good look at the covers. Voting for your favorite March cover for the 2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on March 15, 2018.

If you are participating as a reader in the Challenge, please let us know in the comments what you are thinking of reading or email us at "DAC . TheQwillery @ gmail . com" (remove the spaces and quotation marks). Please note that we list all debuts for the month (of which we are aware), but not all of these authors will be 2018 Debut Author Challenge featured authors. However, any of these novels may be read by Challenge readers to meet the goal for March 2018. The list is correct as of the day posted.



Michael David Ares

Dayfall
Tor Books, March 13, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 288 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
FEAR THE DAY

In the near future, patches of the northern hemisphere have been shrouded in years of darkness from a nuclear winter, and the water level has risen in the North Atlantic. The island of Manhattan has lost its outer edges to flooding and is now ringed by a large seawall.

The darkness and isolation have allowed crime and sin to thrive in the never-ending shadows of the once great city, and when the sun finally begins to reappear, everything gets worse. A serial killer cuts a bloody swath across the city during the initial periods of daylight, and a violent panic sweeps through crowds on the streets. The Manhattan police, riddled with corruption and apathy, are at a loss.

That's when the Mayor recruits Jon Phillips, a small-town Pennsylvania cop who had just single-handedly stopped a high-profile serial killer in his own area, and flies him into the insanity of this new New York City. The young detective is partnered with a shady older cop and begins to investigate the crimes amidst the vagaries of a twenty-four hour nightlife he has never experienced before. Soon realizing that he was chosen for reasons other than what he was told, Jon is left with no one to trust and forced to go on the run in the dark streets, and below them in the maze of the underground. Against all odds he still hopes that he can save his own life, the woman of his dreams, and maybe even the whole city before the arrival of the mysterious and dreaded event that has come to be known as…. DAYFALL.





Yoav Blum

The Coincidence Makers
St. Martin's Press, March 6, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
In this genre-bending novel, there is no such thing as chance and every action is carefully executed by highly trained agents. You’ll never look at coincidences the same way again.

What if the drink you just spilled, the train you just missed, or the lottery ticket you just found was not just a random occurrence? What if it’s all part of a bigger plan? What if there’s no such thing as a chance encounter? What if there are people we don’t know determining our destiny? And what if they are even planning the fate of the world?

Enter the Coincidence Makers—Guy, Emily, and Eric—three seemingly ordinary people who work for a secret organization devoted to creating and carrying out coincidences. What the rest of the world sees as random occurrences, are, in fact, carefully orchestrated events designed to spark significant changes in the lives of their targets—scientists on the brink of breakthroughs, struggling artists starved for inspiration, loves to be, or just plain people like you and me…

When an assignment of the highest level is slipped under Guy’s door one night, he knows it will be the most difficult and dangerous coincidence he’s ever had to fulfill. But not even a coincidence maker can see how this assignment is about to change all their lives and teach them the true nature of fate, free will, and the real meaning of love.

Part thriller, part mystery, part love story—Kirkus calls Yoav Blum's The Coincidence Makers “a smart, unpredictable, and heartfelt adventure story.”





Jamey Bradbury

The Wild Inside
William Morrow, March 20, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
"The Wild Inside is an unusual love story and a creepy horror novel — think of the Brontë sisters and Stephen King." —John Irving

A promising talent makes her electrifying debut with this unforgettable novel, set in the Alaskan wilderness, that is a fusion of psychological thriller and coming-of-age tale in the vein of Jennifer McMahon, Chris Bohjalian, and Mary Kubica.

A natural born trapper and hunter raised in the Alaskan wilderness, Tracy Petrikoff spends her days tracking animals and running with her dogs in the remote forests surrounding her family’s home. Though she feels safe in this untamed land, Tracy still follows her late mother’s rules: Never Lose Sight of the House. Never Come Home with Dirty Hands. And, above all else, Never Make a Person Bleed.

But these precautions aren’t enough to protect Tracy when a stranger attacks her in the woods and knocks her unconscious. The next day, she glimpses an eerily familiar man emerge from the tree line, gravely injured from a vicious knife wound—a wound from a hunting knife similar to the one she carries in her pocket. Was this the man who attacked her and did she almost kill him? With her memories of the events jumbled, Tracy can’t be sure.

Helping her father cope with her mother’s death and prepare for the approaching Iditarod, she doesn’t have time to think about what she may have done. Then a mysterious wanderer appears, looking for a job. Tracy senses that Jesse Goodwin is hiding something, but she can’t warn her father without explaining about the attack—or why she’s kept it to herself.

It soon becomes clear that something dangerous is going on . . . the way Jesse has wormed his way into the family . . . the threatening face of the stranger in a crowd . . . the boot-prints she finds at the forest’s edge.

Her family is in trouble. Will uncovering the truth protect them—or is the threat closer than Tracy suspects?





Damian Dibben

Tomorrow
Hanover Square Press, March 20, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
A winter’s night, Venice, 1815. A 217-year-old dog is searching for his lost master.

So begins the journey of Tomorrow, a dog who must travel through the courts and battlefields of Europe—and through the centuries—in search of the man who granted him immortality. His adventures take him to the London Frost Fair, the strange court of King Charles I, the wars of the Spanish succession, Versailles, the golden age of Amsterdam and to nineteenth-century Venice.

His is a story of loyalty and determination, as Tomorrow befriends both animals and humans, falls in love (only once), marvels at the human ability to make music, despairs at their capacity for war and gains insight into both the strength and frailties of the human spirit. But Tomorrow’s journey is also a race against time. Danger stalks his path, and in the shadows lurks an old enemy. Tomorrow must find his master before their pursuer can reach him and his master disappears forever.

A spellbinding story of hope in the face of despair, Tomorrow draws us into a century-spanning tale of humanity and the unbreakable bond between two souls. After all, what is lost can surely be found…





Clarissa Goenawan

Rainbirds
Soho Press, March 6, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
Set in an imagined town outside Tokyo, Clarissa Goenawan’s dark, spellbinding literary debut follows a young man’s path to self-discovery in the wake of his sister’s murder.

Ren Ishida has nearly completed his graduate degree at Keio University when he receives news of his sister’s violent death. Keiko was stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister’s affairs, failing to understand why she chose to turn her back on the family and Tokyo for this desolate place years ago.

But then Ren is offered Keiko’s newly vacant teaching position at a prestigious local cram school and her bizarre former arrangement of free lodging at a wealthy politician’s mansion in exchange for reading to the man’s ailing wife. He accepts both, abandoning Tokyo and his crumbling relationship there in order to better understand his sister’s life and what took place the night of her death.

As Ren comes to know the eccentric local figures, from the enigmatic politician who’s boarding him to his fellow teachers and a rebellious, captivating young female student, he delves into his shared childhood with Keiko and what followed. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren realizes that Keiko Ishida kept many secrets, even from him.





Tessa Gratton

The Queens of Innis Lear
Tor Books, March 27, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 576 pages
(Debut -Adult)

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
Dynasties battle for the crown in Tessa Gratton's debut adult epic fantasy, The Queens of Innis Lear.

Three Queens. One crown. All out war.

Gaela. Ruthless Commander.
I am the rightful heir of Innis Lear. No more will I wait in the shadows and watch my mother’s murderer bleed my island dry.

The King’s hold on the crown must end—willingly or at the edge of my sword.

Regan. Master Manipulator.
To secure my place on the throne, I must produce an heir. Countless times I have fed the island’s forests my blood. Yet, my ambition is cursed.

No matter what or whom Imust destroy, I will wield the magic of Innis Lear.

Elia. Star-blessed Priest.
My sisters hide in the shadows like serpents, waiting to strike our ailing king. I must protect my father, even if it means marrying a stranger.

We all have to make sacrifices. Love and freedom will be mine.

"Amazing. Just Amazing."--Robin McKinley





Sean Grigsby

Smoke Eaters
Angry Robot, March 6, 2018
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity’s last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy.

Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is re-assigned as a lowly rookie, chafing under his superiors. So when he discovers a plot to take over the city’s government, he takes matters into his own hands. With hundreds of innocent civilians in the crosshairs, it’s up to Brannigan and his fellow Smoke Eaters to repel the dragon menace.

File Under: Fantasy [ Scaly Firestarters | Final Call Out | Wraith of Flames | Enter the Fireman ]





Rowenna Miller

Torn
The Unraveled Kingdom 1
Orbit, March 20, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
TORN is the first book in an enchanting debut fantasy series featuring a seamstress who stitches magic into clothing, and the mounting political uprising that forces her to choose between her family and her ambitions, for fans of The Queen of the Tearling.

Sophie is a dressmaker who has managed to open her own shop and lift herself and her brother, Kristos, out of poverty. Her reputation for beautiful ball gowns and discreetly-embroidered charms for luck, love, and protection secures her a commission from the royal family itself -- and the commission earns her the attentions of a dashing but entirely unattainable duke.

Meanwhile, Kristos rises to prominence in the growing anti-monarchist movement. Their worlds collide when the revolution's shadow leader takes him hostage and demands that Sophie place a curse on the queen's Midwinter costume -- or Kristos will die at their hand.

As the proletariat uprising comes to a violent climax, Sophie is torn: between her brother and the community of her birth, and her lover and the life she's striven to build.





Tristan Palmgren

Quietus
Angry Robot, March 6, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 512 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
A transdimensional anthropologist can’t keep herself from interfering with Earth’s darkest period of history in this brilliant science fiction debut

Niccolucio, a young Florentine Carthusian monk, leads a devout life until the Black Death kills all of his brothers, leaving him alone and filled with doubt. Habidah, an anthropologist from another universe racked by plague, is overwhelmed by the suffering. Unable to maintain her observer neutrality, she saves Niccolucio from the brink of death.

Habidah discovers that neither her home’s plague nor her assignment on Niccolucio’s world are as she’s been led to believe. Suddenly the pair are drawn into a worlds-spanning conspiracy to topple an empire larger than the human imagination can contain.

File Under: Science Fiction [ The Watcher | Darkness Comes | The Light of Faith | Darkness Beckons ]





Joe Ponepinto

Mr. Neutron
7.13 Books, March 7, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 300 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
In the smallish American city of Grand River, things are not so grand. The river is hopelessly polluted. City officials are in the pockets of oligarchs. And its best hope for meaningful change is a platitude-spouting eight-foot giant named Reason Wilder running for mayor.

Gray Davenport, a veteran political operative, isn t faring much better than his hometown. His wife is about to leave him. He s working for a mayoral candidate who has no chance to win and who can t even pay for Gray s services. When Gray notices that Reason may not be human, Gray embarks on a quest to uncover the truth about Reason s mysterious origins, and the truth promises to change Grand River and Gray forever.

A satirical mashup of Frankenstein and Veep, Mr. Neutron is a hilarious genre-bender that speaks to the unpredictable nature of American politics today.





Laura Purcell

The Silent Companions
Penguin Books, March 6, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
“If The Silent Companions lands on your night table, don’t plan on leaving your bed anytime soon.” —Lyndsay Faye, bestselling author of Jane Steele

When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting . . .

When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But with her husband dead just weeks after their marriage, her new servants resentful, and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her husband’s awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked door, beyond which is a painted wooden figure—a silent companion—that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself. The residents of the estate are terrified of the figure, but Elsie tries to shrug this off as simple superstition—that is, until she notices the figure’s eyes following her.

A Victorian ghost story that evokes a most unsettling kind of fear, The Silent Companions is a tale that creeps its way through the consciousness in ways you least expect—much like the companions themselves.

“A perfect read for a winter night . . . An intriguing, nuanced and genuinely eerie slice of Victorian gothic.” —The Guardian





Dempow Torishima
Daniel Huddleston, Translator

Sisyphean
Sisyphean Series
Haikasoru, March 20, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 304 pages
(Debut - English)

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
Even after the world and humanity itself have been rendered nearly unrecognizable by genetic engineering, a day in the office can feel…Sisyphean.

The company stands atop a tiny deck supported by huge iron columns a hundred meters high. The boss there is its president—a large creature of unstable, shifting form once called “human.” The world of his dedicated worker contains only the deck and the sea of mud surrounding it, and and the worker’s daily routine is anything but peaceful. A mosaic novel of extreme science and high weirdness, Sisyphean will change the way you see existence itself.

A strange journey into the far future of genetic engineering, and working life. After centuries of tinkering, many human bodies only have a casual similarity to what we now know, but both work and school continue apace. Will the enigmatic sad sack known only as “the worker” survive the day? Will the young student Hanishibe get his questions about the biological future of humanity answered, or will he have to transfer to the department of theology? Will Umari and her master ever comprehend the secrets of nanodust?





Thomas Welsh

Anna Undreaming
Metiks Fade Trilogy 1
Owl Hollow Press, March 20, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
Anna is a student surviving the city, and she lives by a simple credo, “Never play their game; their game is always rigged.” For every man she has ever known, it’s a saying that has served her well.

Especially when Anna becomes lost to the dark heart of the city. She finds herself hunted by Dreamers—artists, both good and evil, who construct new worlds—within a complex community that threatens to undermine reality itself. When Anna learns that she’s an Undreamer with powers she cannot yet comprehend, she must travel through their strange and treacherous creations to discover that there’s as much beauty in life as there is darkness. As her existence spirals into wonder and danger, Anna must look deep within herself and face the horrors of her own past, to save her old world as well as her new one.

Anna Undreaming is the first book in the The Metiks Fade trilogy.





Ryan Wieser

The Glass Blade
Hunters of Infinity Trilogy 1
Rebal Base, March 6, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 265 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
The Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.

In a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and escaped. Now they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy him. As Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader succumbs to a mysterious ailment, and Kohl learns that Jessop is hiding dark secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who saved his life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a traitor in their ranks?

Allegiances will be questioned.

Loyalties will be betrayed.

Vengeance will be brutal.





Nick Clark Windo

The Feed
William Morrow, March 13, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

2018 Debut Author Challenge - March Debuts
Set in a post-apocalyptic world as unique and vividly imagined as those of Station Eleven and The Girl with All the Gifts, a startling and timely debut that explores what it is to be human and what it truly means to be connected in the digital age.

IT MAKES US. IT DESTROYS US. NOW WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT IT.

The Feed is accessible everywhere, by everyone, at any time. It instantaneously links us to all information and global events as they break. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it; it is the essential tool everyone relies on to know and understand the thoughts and feelings of partners, parents, friends, children, colleagues, bosses, employees . . . in fact, of anyone and everyone else in the world.

Tom and Kate use the Feed, but Tom has resisted its addiction, which makes him suspect to his family. After all, his father created it. But that opposition to constant connection serves Tom and Kate well when the Feed collapses after a horrific tragedy shatters the world as they know it.

The Feed’s collapse, taking modern society with it, leaves people scavenging to survive. Finding food is truly a matter of life and death. Minor ailments, previously treatable, now kill. And while the collapse has demolished the trappings of the modern world, it has also eroded trust. In a world where survival of the fittest is a way of life, there is no one to depend upon except yourself . . . and maybe even that is no longer true.

Tom and Kate have managed to protect themselves and their family. But then their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing. Who has taken her? How do you begin to look for someone in a world without technology? And what happens when you can no longer even be certain that the people you love are really who they claim to be?

The 2018 Debuts I Am Most Looking Forward To Reading - Part 2


The 8th year of the The Qwillery's Debut Author Challenge will start on January 1, 2018. Here are the 11 debuts being published in March and April that I am most looking forward to reading.


Michael David Ares

Dayfall
Tor Books, March 13, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 288 pages

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FEAR THE DAY

In the near future, patches of the northern hemisphere have been shrouded in years of darkness from a nuclear winter, and the water level has risen in the North Atlantic. The island of Manhattan has lost its outer edges to flooding and is now ringed by a large seawall.

The darkness and isolation have allowed crime and sin to thrive in the never-ending shadows of the once great city, and when the sun finally begins to reappear, everything gets worse. A serial killer cuts a bloody swath across the city during the initial periods of daylight, and a violent panic sweeps through crowds on the streets. The Manhattan police, riddled with corruption and apathy, are at a loss.

That's when the Mayor recruits Jon Phillips, a small-town Pennsylvania cop who had just single-handedly stopped a high-profile serial killer in his own area, and flies him into the insanity of this new New York City. The young detective is partnered with a shady older cop and begins to investigate the crimes amidst the vagaries of a twenty-four hour nightlife he has never experienced before. Soon realizing that he was chosen for reasons other than what he was told, Jon is left with no one to trust and forced to go on the run in the dark streets, and below them in the maze of the underground. Against all odds he still hopes that he can save his own life, the woman of his dreams, and maybe even the whole city before the arrival of the mysterious and dreaded event that has come to be known as…. DAYFALL.




Yoav Blum

The Coincidence Makers
St. Martin's Press, March 6, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

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In this genre-bending novel, there is no such thing as chance and every action is carefully executed by highly trained agents. You’ll never look at coincidences the same way again.

What if the drink you just spilled, the train you just missed, or the lottery ticket you just found was not just a random occurrence? What if it’s all part of a bigger plan? What if there’s no such thing as a chance encounter? What if there are people we don’t know determining our destiny? And what if they are even planning the fate of the world?

Enter the Coincidence Makers—Guy, Emily, and Eric—three seemingly ordinary people who work for a secret organization devoted to creating and carrying out coincidences. What the rest of the world sees as random occurrences, are, in fact, carefully orchestrated events designed to spark significant changes in the lives of their targets—scientists on the brink of breakthroughs, struggling artists starved for inspiration, loves to be, or just plain people like you and me…

When an assignment of the highest level is slipped under Guy’s door one night, he knows it will be the most difficult and dangerous coincidence he’s ever had to fulfill. But not even a coincidence maker can see how this assignment is about to change all their lives and teach them the true nature of fate, free will, and the real meaning of love.

Part thriller, part mystery, part love story—Kirkus calls Yoav Blum's The Coincidence Makers “a smart, unpredictable, and heartfelt adventure story.”




Leo Carew

The Wolf
Under the Northern Sky 1
Orbit, April 3, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook,400 pages

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Violence and death come to the land under the Northern Sky when two fierce races break their age-old fragile peace and start an all-out war in this thrilling and savagely visceral epic fantasy.

Ready or not, Roper has been thrust into a position of leadership that he's woefully ill prepared for. Now, a massive army approaches from the south, old allies turn against him, and new rivals seek to undermine his rule. Facing attack from within and without, Roper must forge reckless alliances, no matter the cost, to save his kingdom.

Bellamus is a brash but capable southern general, a commoner with the rare honor of having the discreet support of the Queen. Rising quickly from the minor ranks he was born into, Bellamus leads the march on the North. Victory means glory, power, and the favor of the king, but defeat promises much worse than disgrace.

A tale of war, rivalry, and honor, The Wolf creates a world that is both familiar and uncanny - one where the fiercest enemies are always closer than they seem.

Under the Northern Sky
The Wolf




Sean Grigsby

Smoke Eaters
Angry Robot, March 6, 2018
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

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When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity’s last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy.

Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is re-assigned as a lowly rookie, chafing under his superiors. So when he discovers a plot to take over the city’s government, he takes matters into his own hands. With hundreds of innocent civilians in the crosshairs, it’s up to Brannigan and his fellow Smoke Eaters to repel the dragon menace.

File Under
: Fantasy




Rowenna Miller

Torn
The Unraveled Kingdom 1
Orbit, March 20, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages

[the cover has not yet been revealed!]
TORN is the first book in an enchanting debut fantasy series featuring a seamstress who stitches magic into clothing, and the mounting political uprising that forces her to choose between her family and her ambitions, for fans of The Queen of the Tearling.

Sophie is a dressmaker who has managed to open her own shop and lift herself and her brother, Kristos, out of poverty. Her reputation for beautiful ball gowns and discreetly-embroidered charms for luck, love, and protection secures her a commission from the royal family itself -- and the commission earns her the attentions of a dashing but entirely unattainable duke.

Meanwhile, Kristos rises to prominence in the growing anti-monarchist movement. Their worlds collide when the revolution's shadow leader takes him hostage and demands that Sophie place a curse on the queen's Midwinter costume -- or Kristos will die at their hand.

As the proletariat uprising comes to a violent climax, Sophie is torn: between her brother and the community of her birth, and her lover and the life she's striven to build.




Cass Morris

From Unseen Fire
Aven Cycle 1
DAW, April 17, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

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From Unseen Fire is the first novel in the Aven Cycle, a historical fantasy set in an alternate Rome, by debut author Cass Morris

The Dictator is dead; long live the Republic.

But whose Republic will it be? Senators, generals, and elemental mages vie for the power to shape the future of the city of Aven. One such mage, Latona of the Vitelliae, must rediscover her incredible powers of Fire and Spirit—which she suppressed for years at the Dictator’s court—in order to protect her family and the city she loves.

Her siblings—a widow who conceals a canny political mind in the guise of a frivolous socialite, a young prophetess torn from the sanctuary of her temple, and a military tribune leading a dangerous expedition in the province of Iberia—will be her allies as she builds a place for herself in this new world, against the objections of their father, her husband, and the strictures of Aventan society.

Their paths intersect with that of Sempronius Tarren, a rising politician who dreams of a vast and harmonious empire growing from the nexus of their beloved city. He believes the gods have thrown down a personal challenge, and equipped him with the skills to steer Aven towards this glorious future—but in order to realize his goals, he will have to break the Republic’s most sacred law. Although centuries-old custom dictates that no mage may hold the highest political offices, Sempronius, a Shadow mage who has kept his abilities a life-long secret, intends to do just that.

As rebellion brews in Iberia, Sempronius must outwit the ruthless leader of the opposing Senate faction to claim the political and military power he needs to achieve his—and Aven’s—destiny. As Latona unleashes her magical potential, she discovers that Sempronius’s extraordinary vision for their nation aligns with her desires to protect its people—but their burgeoning relationship may jeopardize the very future they seek to build in Aven.




Tristan Palmgren

Quietus
Angry Robot, March 6, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 512 pages

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A transdimensional anthropologist can’t keep herself from interfering with Earth’s darkest period of history in this brilliant science fiction debut

Niccolucio, a young Florentine Carthusian monk, leads a devout life until the Black Death kills all of his brothers, leaving him alone and filled with doubt. Habidah, an anthropologist from another universe racked by plague, is overwhelmed by the suffering. Unable to maintain her observer neutrality, she saves Niccolucio from the brink of death.

Habidah discovers that neither her home’s plague nor her assignment on Niccolucio’s world are as she’s been led to believe. Suddenly the pair are drawn into a worlds-spanning conspiracy to topple an empire larger than the human imagination can contain.

File Under: Science Fiction




Charles Soule

The Oracle Year
Harper Perennial, April 3, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 416 pages

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From bestselling comic-book franchise writer Charles Soule comes a clever and witty first novel of a twentysomething New Yorker who wakes up one morning with the power to predict the future—perfect for fans of Joe Hill and Brad Meltzer, or books like This Book Is Full of Spiders and Welcome to Night Vale.

Knowledge is power. So when an unassuming Manhattan bassist named Will Dando awakens from a dream one morning with 108 predictions about the future in his head, he rapidly finds himself the most powerful man in the world. Protecting his anonymity by calling himself the Oracle, he sets up a heavily guarded Web site with the help of his friend Hamza to selectively announce his revelations. In no time, global corporations are offering him millions for exclusive access, eager to profit from his prophecies.

He's also making a lot of high-powered enemies, from the President of the United States and a nationally prominent televangelist to a warlord with a nuclear missile and an assassin grandmother. Legions of cyber spies are unleashed to hack the Site—as it's come to be called—and the best manhunters money can buy are deployed not only to unmask the Oracle but to take him out of the game entirely. With only a handful of people he can trust—including a beautiful journalist—it's all Will can do just to survive, elude exposure, and protect those he loves long enough to use his knowledge to save the world.

Delivering fast-paced adventure on a global scale as well as sharp-witted satire on our concepts of power and faith, Marvel writer Charles Soule's audacious debut novel takes readers on a rollicking ride where it's impossible to predict what will happen next.




Ryan Wieser

The Glass Blade
Hunters of Infinity Trilogy 1
Rebal Base, March 6, 2018
eBook, 265 pages

The 2018 Debuts I Am Most Looking Forward To Reading - Part 2
The Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.

In a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and escaped. Now they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy him. As Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader succumbs to a mysterious ailment, and Kohl learns that Jessop is hiding dark secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who saved his life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a traitor in their ranks?

Allegiances will be questioned.

Loyalties will be betrayed.

Vengeance will be brutal.




Julia Whicker

Wonderblood
St. Martin's Press, April 3, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

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Set 500 years in the future, a mad cow-like disease called “Bent Head” has killed off most of the U.S. population. Those remaining turn to magic and sacrifice to cleanse the Earth.

Wonderblood is Julia Whicker's fascinating literary debut, set in a barren United States, an apocalyptic wasteland where warring factions compete for control of the land in strange and dangerous carnivals. A mad cow-like disease called "Bent Head" has killed off millions. Those who remain worship the ruins of NASA's space shuttles, and Cape Canaveral is their Mecca. Medicine and science have been rejected in favor of magic, prophecy, and blood sacrifice.

When traveling marauders led by the bloodthirsty Mr. Capulatio invade her camp, a young girl named Aurora is taken captive as his bride and forced to join his band on their journey to Cape Canaveral. As war nears, she must decide if she is willing to become her captor's queen. But then other queens emerge, some grotesque and others aggrieved, and not all are pleased with the girl's ascent. Politics and survival are at the centre of this ravishing novel.




Nick Clark Windo

The Feed
William Morrow, March 13, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 336 pages

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Set in a post-apocalyptic world as unique and vividly imagined as those of Station Eleven and The Girl with All the Gifts, a startling and timely debut that explores what it is to be human and what it truly means to be connected in the digital age.

IT MAKES US. IT DESTROYS US. NOW WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT IT.

The Feed is accessible everywhere, by everyone, at any time. It instantaneously links us to all information and global events as they break. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it; it is the essential tool everyone relies on to know and understand the thoughts and feelings of partners, parents, friends, children, colleagues, bosses, employees . . . in fact, of anyone and everyone else in the world.

Tom and Kate use the Feed, but Tom has resisted its addiction, which makes him suspect to his family. After all, his father created it. But that opposition to constant connection serves Tom and Kate well when the Feed collapses after a horrific tragedy shatters the world as they know it.

The Feed’s collapse, taking modern society with it, leaves people scavenging to survive. Finding food is truly a matter of life and death. Minor ailments, previously treatable, now kill. And while the collapse has demolished the trappings of the modern world, it has also eroded trust. In a world where survival of the fittest is a way of life, there is no one to depend upon except yourself . . . and maybe even that is no longer true.

Tom and Kate have managed to protect themselves and their family. But then their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing. Who has taken her? How do you begin to look for someone in a world without technology? And what happens when you can no longer even be certain that the people you love are really who they claim to be?

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