Interview with Ted Kosmatka - July 30, 2015
Please welcome Ted Kosmatka to The Qwillery. The Flicker Men was published on July 21st by Henry Holt and Co.
|Starcraft: War Stories (e)||Blizzard Entertainment||SF|
|Shifter's Claim Part III (e)||A.C. Arthur||PNR - Shadow Shifters|
|Veiled Target (e)||Robin Bielman||PNR - Veilers 1|
|New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales About the Past, the Present, and the Future||Ben Bova||SF - Collection|
|Charlemagne and the Paladins||Julia Cresswell||Myths and Legends|
|The Troop (h2mm)||Nick Cutter||H|
|Poison Promise||Jennifer Estep||UF - Elemental Assassin 11|
|Valor||John Gwynne||F - The Faithful and the Fallen 2|
|Fall of Macharius||William King||SF - Warhammer 40,000: The Macharian Crusade 3|
|Doghouse||L. A. Kornetsky||M - A Gin & Tonic Mystery 3|
|Prophet of Bones (h2tp)||Ted Kosmatka||Th/S|
|Star Trek: Seekers: Second Nature||David Mack||SF - Star Trek|
|The Stolen (D) (e)||Bishop O'Connell||UF - An American Faerie Tale 1|
|The Bastion Wars||Henry Zou||SF - Warhammer 40,000: Bastion Wars Omnibus|
|Brisk Money: A Tor.Com Original (e)||Adam Christopher||SF/Noir|
|The Queen of Faith (e)||Mark Teppo||F - The Court of Lies - Collection|
|Hamlet's Ghost: Shakespeare Sisters (Kindle e)||Jane Tara||UF|
|Prototype||M. D. Waters||SF - Archetype 2|
|Caught in Amber (e)||Cathy Pegau||SFR|
|The Eldritch Conspiracy||Cat Adams||UF - Blood Song 5|
|Range of Ghosts (h2tp)||Elizabeth Bear||F - Range of Ghosts 1|
|Scent of Darkness||Margot Berwin||H|
|The Winter Witch||Paula Brackston||PHR|
|Fair Game (ri)||Patricia Briggs||UF - Alpha & Omega 3|
|Shadows in Flight (h2mm)||Orson Scott Card||SF - Shadow 5|
|Immortal Craving||Kendra Leigh Castle||PNR - Dark Dynasties 3|
|The Mad Scientist's Daughter (D)||Cassandra Rose Clarke||SF|
|Fortress Frontier||Myke Cole||MF - Shadow Ops 2|
|She Returns From War||Lee Collins||F - Cora Oglesby 2|
|Songs of the Earth (h2mm)||Elspeth Cooper||F -The Wild Hunt 1|
|Star Trek: The Original Series: The Continuing Missions, Volume I (e)||Greg Cox |
Christopher L. Bennett
|SF - Star Trek|
|Eve of Destruction (mm2tp)||Sylvia Day||UF - Marked 2|
|Apocalypse||Troy Denning||SF - Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi|
|Shattered Souls||Delilah Devlin||PRS - Caitlyn O'Connell 1|
|Fighting to Survive (tp2mm)||Rhiannon Frater||H/PA- As the World Dies 2|
|Allegiance in Exile||David R. George III||SF - Star Trek|
|Haunted Moon||Yasmine Galenorn||PNR - Otherworld 13|
|Demon Hunting in a Dive Bar||Lexi George||PNR - Demon Hunter 3|
|Out in Blue (ri)||Sarah Gilman||PNR - Return to Sanctuary|
|The Vision (ri)||Heather Graham||PTh|
|Sixth Column (ri)||Robert A. Heinlein||SF|
|Frankly, My Dear (ri)||Sandra Hill||PNR|
|City of Dragons (ri)||Robin Hobb||F - Rain Wilds Chronicles 3|
|Star Trek: The Original Series: Allegiance in Exile||David R. George III||SF - Star Trek|
|'Til The World Ends: |
Dawn of Eden
Thistle & Thorne
|Julie Kagawa |
|Born of Silence (h2mm)||Sherrilyn Kenyon||F - League 5|
|The Games (h2mm)||Ted Kosmatka||SF/H|
|Kalimpura||Jay Lake||F - Green 3|
|Tuf Voyaging (ri)||George R.R. Martin||SF|
|No Mercy||Jenna McCormick||SFR|
|The Last Ditch (h2mm) ||Sandy Mitchell||SF - Warhammer 40,000: Ciaphas Cain|
|Man-Kzin Wars XIII (tp2mm)||Larry Niven||SF - Stories|
|Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales||Yoko Ogawa|| |
H - Collection
|The Color of Magic (ri)||Terry Pratchett||F - Discworld 1|
|Equal Rites (ri)||Terry Pratchett||F - Discworld 3|
|The Light Fantastic (ri)||Terry Pratchett||F - Discworld 2|
|Mort (ri)||Terry Pratchett||F - Discworld 4|
|Road of Skulls||Josh Reynolds||F - Warhammer: Gotrek & Felix|
|The Wolf Gift (h2tp)||Anne Rice||H|
|Shattered Circle||Linda Robertson||UF - Persephone Alcmedi 6|
|We Only Need the Heads (e)||John Scalzi||SF - The Human Division 3|
|Between (D)||Kerry Schafer||UF - Between 1|
|Dangerous Gifts||Gaie Sebold||F - Babylon Steel 2|
|The Shape of Desire (h2mm)||Sharon Shinn||F - Shifting Circle 1|
|Colder than Hell (Kindle eBook)||Anthony Neil Smith |
|H - Dead Man 16|
|John Brunner||Jad Smith||SF - Modern Masters of Science Fiction|
|Crawling Chaos Volume 2: Selected Weird Fiction 1928-1935||H. P. Lovecraft||H - Collection|
|Dead Brides: Vampiric Tales By Edgar Allan Poe||Edgar Allan Poe||H - Collection|
|Mandala Road||Masako Bando||F|
|Seduced by the Darkling (e)||Lauren Hawkeye||PNR|
|Tempting the Jaguar (e)||Katie Reus||PNR|
|The Apes of Wrath||Rupert Wyatt||Anthology|
Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.
Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.
It’s anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues.
A relentlessly suspenseful high-concept thriller set in a world where science has run amuck and the key to unlocking a terrifying secret lies in the hands of one man
Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, but before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries.
Paul flees with two of his friends, but within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life. Apprehended by Indonesian authorities and deported back to America, Paul tries to resume the comfortable life he left behind, but he can't cast the questions raised by the skeletons on Flores from his mind. Searching for answers, Paul begins to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society, but the status quo, in the form of the world's governments and Martial Johnston, the eccentric billionaire who financed Paul's dig, will stop at nothing to silence him.
Exiled from the court of Queen Elizabeth for accusing a powerful nobleman of treason, swordsman-turned-spy Mal Catlyn has been living in France with his young valet Coby Hendricks for the past year.
But Mal harbours a darker secret: he and his twin brother share a soul that once belonged to a skrayling, one of the mystical creatures from the New World.
When Mal’s dream about a skrayling shipwreck in the Mediterranean proves reality, it sets him on a path to the beautiful, treacherous city of Venice – and a conflict of loyalties that will place him and his friends in greater danger than ever.
File Under: Fantasy [ Skrayling Dreams | Pound of Flesh | Venice in Peril | The Dark Lady ]
A funny and sexy new paranormal romance, perfect for fans of Charlaine Harris and Patricia Briggs, Kept features the charmingly quirky werewolf, Natalya Stravinsky, as she navigates the minefields of love and war in the Garden State.
Fresh from defending her pack in battle, Natalya Stravinsky, a whip-smart werewolf with a lovable neurotic streak, wants a little rest and relaxation. Once an outcast, she’s now eager to rejoin the ranks of her New Jersey pack, and has even gotten a handle on her obsessive urge to hoard holiday ornaments. Yet Nat barely has time to revel in her progress before the next crisis comes howling at her door.
Nat’s father has suddenly gone missing, captured by the Russian werewolf mafia. And as Nat steps up to save her dad from a mob boss’s deadly game, two men step in to play another round for her heart: her gorgeous alpha ex-boyfriend, Thorn, and her new flame, the sweetly sensitive wizard Nick. With her life growing more harried by the minute, Nat must stay cool, calm, and collected . . . or else risk losing everything.
There is an untapped world of magic that any man would covet...
Five years ago, Xavier escaped from the Ofarian Plant. Today he calls a Colorado mountain town home. It’s there he buries himself in his work, swearing off magic and relationships—until a woman threatens every promise he’s made to himself.
Cat has always known she is different. Water speaks to her on an uncanny level, and she channels this gift into beautiful painted waterscapes. Now, a gallery is debuting her work in Colorado—and it’ll reveal far more about her than she imagined.
The spark between Cat and Xavier is enough to throw both of them off balance. Every tantalizing moment sends them dangerously close to a rising flood of desire. Dangerous because Xavier comes to suspect that Cat is an Ofarian—his people’s enemy. But they’re both about to discover a far greater, more malicious power at play...
In the darkness, it’s easy to lose your way…
Kat Redding is a vampire with a job to do—wiping out the vamps and werewolves who prey on Pureblood humans. Someone has to do it…as long as that someone is her. But suddenly Kat, also known as Lady Death, has competition, and it’s causing problems. Vampire houses and werewolf clans alike are blaming her for a spate of gruesome murders, and Kat needs to figure out who’s really responsible before she becomes the next target…
On the hunt, she forms an uneasy alliance with both the Luna Cult and a powerful rogue werewolf. But the truths Kat’s uncovering—about her enemies and her few remaining confidantes—are far from comforting. And when the chance comes to leave her life of vengeance behind, Kat must decide whether her real motive lies in protecting the innocent, or sating her own fierce hungers…
In a job like this, there’s no retirement plan
Kat Redding’s life is dangerous enough when she’s hunting the rogue vampires who prey on Pureblood humans. But now that Kat is thinking of getting out of the killing business, she’s faced with a slew of new problems. Like the demon Beligral, who offers help at an escalating cost, and the werewolf cult with whom she’s entwined professionally and personally. And then there’s Countess Baset—the terrifying vampire who wants Kat to become her personal assassin.
It’s no wonder that Kat has been seeking refuge in the mysterious town known as Delai, a place where she can shed her Lady Death persona and live a life that’s as close to normal as she’s ever known. But even in this haven, something feels askew. Delai is a little too serene. And the more she discovers, the more Kat realizes that the only choice left to her is not whether to do battle, but which side she’ll risk her life to defend…
This stunning first novel from Nebula Award and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award finalist Ted Kosmatka is a riveting tale of science cut loose from ethics. Set in an amoral future where genetically engineered monstrosities fight each other to the death in an Olympic event, The Games envisions a harrowing world that may arrive sooner than you think.
Silas Williams is the brilliant geneticist in charge of preparing the U.S. entry into the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: no human DNA is permitted in the design of the entrants. Silas lives and breathes genetics; his designs have led the United States to the gold in every previous event. But the other countries are catching up. Now, desperate for an edge in the upcoming Games, Silas’s boss engages an experimental supercomputer to design the genetic code for a gladiator that cannot be beaten.
The result is a highly specialized killing machine, its genome never before seen on earth. Not even Silas, with all his genius and experience, can understand the horror he had a hand in making. And no one, he fears, can anticipate the consequences of entrusting the act of creation to a computer’s cold logic.
Now Silas races to understand what the computer has wrought, aided by a beautiful xenobiologist, Vidonia João. Yet as the fast-growing gladiator demonstrates preternatural strength, speed, and—most disquietingly—intelligence, Silas and Vidonia find their scientific curiosity giving way to a most unexpected emotion: sheer terror.
|High Rise: A Novel (ri) ||J. G. Ballard||SF|
|Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain ||A. Lee Martinez||F|
|Wicked Edge ||Nina Bangs||PNR - Castle of Dark Dreams 5|
|Now or Never ||Michele Bardsley||PNR - Wizards of Nevermore 2|
|Bridge of Dreams ||Anne Bishop||F - Ephemera 3|
|Twilight's Dawn (h2mm) ||Anne Bishop||F - Black Jewels 9|
|Fair Game ||Patricia Briggs||UF - Alpha and Omega 3|
|Dying Wish ||Shannon K. Butcher||PNR - Sentinel Wars 6|
|Betrayer (h2mm) ||C. J. Cherryh||SF - Foreigner Universe 12|
|Intruder ||C. J. Cherryh||SF - Foreigner Universe 13|
|The Pillars of Hercules ||David Constantine||F/AH|
|The Yearning ||Tina Donahue||PNR|
|The Vampire Files ||P. N. Elrod||F/H - Vampire Files Vol 5|
|Night Hunter ||Vonna Harper||PER|
|Dead in the Family (mm2tp) ||Charlaine Harris||UF - Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire 10|
|Oracle's Moon ||Thea Harrison||PNR - Elder Races 4|
|Donor ||Elena Hearty||H|
|The Star Beast ||Robert A. Heinlein||SF|
|The Slipstream Con ||S. Reesa Herberth |
|SFR - Ylendrian Empire|
|The Sorrows ||Jonathan Janz||H|
|Eventide ||Elle Jasper||PNR - Dark Ink Chronicles 3|
|The Drowning Girl ||Caitlin R. Kiernan||F|
|The Mask (ri) ||Dean Koontz||H|
|Jane Carver of Waar ||Nathan Long||SF|
|Far From Heaven ||Cherrie Lynn||PNR - Sweet Disgrace 2|
|Discount Armageddon ||Seanan McGuire||SF - InCryptid 1|
|Deep Magic (ri) ||Joy Nash||PHR - The Druids of Avalon|
|The Forerunner Factor ||Andre Norton||SF - Forerunner Omnibus|
|Crucible of Gold ||Naomi Novik||HF - Temeraire 7|
|The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity ||Joshua Palmatier (ed) |
Patricia Bray (ed)
|F - Anthology|
|Haunting Warrior (tp2mm) ||Erin Quinn||PNR - Mists of Ireland 2|
|The Haunting of Maddy Clare (d) ||Simone St. James||Hist/GS|
|Darkness Undone ||Jessa Slade||UF - Marked Souls 4|
|A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing ||Terry Spear||PNR - Heart of the Wolf 9|
|Anchor ||Jorrie Spencer||PNR|
|The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 6 ||Jonathan Strahan (ed)||SF - Anthology|
|Doubletake ||Rob Thurman||UF - Cal Leandros 7|
|Dire Needs ||Stephanie Tyler||PNR - Eternal Wolf Clan 1|
|Nightborn ||Lynn Viehl||PNR - Lords of the Darkyn 1|
|A Rising Thunder ||David Weber||SF - Honor Harrington 13|
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