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Happy Tuesday!

There are 4 debuts this week:

Shadows of the Short Days by Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson;

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth (Adult Debut);

The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin;

and

The Night Will Find Us by Matthew Lyons.




From formerly featured DAC Authors: 

Ruby by Nina Allan;

Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters by Emily Carpenter;

Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee;

and

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James is out in Trade Paperback.




The View From Monday ... On Tuesday



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


October 20, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (ri) John Joseph Adams (Ed) MD - Anthology
Ruby Nina Allan SF/F/LF
Ninth House (h2tp) Leigh Bardugo SupTh/P/Occ/Sup
Machine Elizabeth Bear SF/SO - White Space 2
The Last Druid Terry Brooks F - Fall of Shannara 4
Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters Emily Carpenter Gothic/CW/Southern
Shadows of the Short Days (D - US) Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson CF/Pol/AB
Plain Bad Heroines (D-Adult) Emily M. Danforth Gothic
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve Ellen Datlow (Ed) H - Anthology
Halo: Shadows of Reach: A Master Chief Story Troy Denning SF - Halo 27
Voodoo Heart John Everson H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction Neil Gaiman SS
The Mirror Man (D) Jane Gilmartin SF/HSF/Sus/GenEng/Th
World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde & Lord of the Clans: The Illustrated Novels Christie Golden F
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One Paula Guran (Ed) DF/H - Anthology
A Shadow on the Lens Sam Hurcom HistTh/Cr/Gothic
The Shirley Jackson Collection Shirley Jackson
Joyce Carol Oates (Ed)
Ruth Franklin (Ed)
LF/PsyTh/Classics
Shirley Jackson: Four Novels of the 1940s & 50s: The Road Through the Wall / Hangsaman / The Bird's Nest / The Sundial Shirley Jackson
Ruth Franklin (Ed)
Psy/PsyTh/Classics
The Portal Russell James H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Escape Pod: The Science Fiction Anthology Mur Lafferty (Ed)
S. B. Divya (Ed)
SF - Anthology
Greyfriars Reformatory Frazer Lee H - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Phoenix Extravagant Yoon Ha Lee F
To Hold Up the Sky Cixin Liu SF - Collection
Knight of Stars Tom Lloyd F - God Fragments
The Night Will Find Us (D) Matthew Lyons H/SupTh/Occ/Sup
Sabbath (h2tp) Nick Mamatas SupTh/DF
The Dark Library Cyrille Martinez
Joseph Patrick Stancil (Tr)
AB/MR/LF
Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children, Volumes 1-3: Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Beneath the Sugar Sky Seanan McGuire CF/DF/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Wayward Children
After Sundown Mark Morris (Ed) H - Anthology - Fiction Without Frontiers 0
Don't Move James S. Murray
Darren Wearmouth
H
In the Forest (ri) Edna O'Brien LF
The Necessary Beggar (ri) Susan Palwick SF/HSF/PA/AP
Wild Fell: A Ghost Story (e)(ri) Michael Rowe H
October (e)(ri) Michael Rowe H
Enter, Night (e)(ri) Michael Rowe H
The Sun Down Motel (h2tp) Simone St. James SupTh/H/CW
An Argumentation of Historians Jodi Taylor HistF - Chronicles of St. Mary's 9
Unfinished Tales Illustrated Edition J.R.R. Tolkien F
Fourth Island Sarah Tolmie HistF/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Boy Brent van Staalduinen LF/CoA/MR
Mean Machine Aleksandr Voinov Dys/Sports
The Ghost Stories Of Edith Wharton Edith Wharton Classics/GH/SS - VMC Designer Collection,Virago Modern Classics Series
The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street Karen White CW/GH - Tradd Street Series 6
Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction Joshua Whitehead (Ed) LGBT/Native American & Aboriginal/SF - Anthology
The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (ri) Tyler Whitesides F - Kingdom of Grit 1




October 21, 2020
TITLE AUTHOR SERIES
City of Red Midnight: A Hikayat: A Tor.com Original (e) Usman T. Malik F



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



AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternative History
AP - Apocalyptic
BHU - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CM - Crime & Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GothicR - Gothic Romance
GW&CC - Global Warming and Climate Change
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistR - Historical Romance
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
PP - Police Porcedural
Psy - Psychological
R - Romance
RF - Romantic Fantasy
ScF - Science Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SFTh - Science Fiction Thriller
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
SpecFic - Speculative Fiction
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupM - Supernatural Mystery
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VM - Visionary and Metaphysical
WS - Women Sleuths

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

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors

 
Here are some of the upcoming October 2020 works by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) Authors! The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Lucy Banks (2017)

The Case of the Twisted Truths
Dr. Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural 4
Amberjack Publishing, October 6, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
Kester and Ribero’s team of inept supernatural investigators are back again. But this time, the stakes have been raised. Hrschni, a powerful daemon, together with the rest of the Thelemites, are hellbent on bringing spirits back to the world of the humans...at any cost. Kester needs to gain control of his unique abilities, while coming to terms with the fact that his mother had more secrets than he realized. He must also decide where his allegiances really lie. As the twisted truths keep coming out, he finds it increasingly hard to know who to trust.






Ausma Zehanat Khan(2017)

The Bladebone
Korasan Archives 4
Harper Voyager, October 6, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 512 pages
A powerful band of women warriors must face off against an oppressive enemy in one final showdown that will determine their survival and the fate of their world in this concluding volume in Ausma Zehanat Khan's powerful fantasy series—an epic of magic, bravery, adventure, and the fight for freedom that lies "somewhere between N. K. Jemisin and George R. R. Martin" (Saladin Ahmed).

Armed with the powerful sorcery of the Bloodprint and supported by the Talisman, the oppressive One-Eyed Preacher is on the verge of conquering Ashfall, the Black Khan’s capital in the west. Yet not all is lost for Arian, Sinnia and the Council of Hira. If these brave female warriors can uncover the secrets of an ancient magic weapon known as the Bladebone, they can defeat the Preacher and crush his cruel regime.

Neither Arian and Sinnia, nor their allies, the Mages of Khorasan, know the Bladebone’s whereabouts, and not all may survive the search to uncover it. Pursued by a nefarious enemy aligned with the Preacher, they become separated, each following a different path. Then, in their darkest hour, unexpected help appears. But is the Khanum of Black Aura a friend or foe? Arian may discover the answer too late.

When the secret of the Bladebone is finally revealed, the knowledge comes at a devastating price for Arian. As the capital falls, only Hira, home of the Companions, stands in the way of the Preacher’s victory. While the Companions rise to defend their Citadel from enemies outside and within, Arian must face off in a cataclysmic battle with the Preacher that pits the powers of the Bloodprint against the Sana Codex.

For those who survive, Khorasan will never be the same.






Yoon Ha Lee (2018)

Phoenix Extravagant
Solaris Books, October 20, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 416 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Novels by DAC Authors
The new blockbuster original fantasy work from Nebula, Hugo and Clarke award nominated author Yoon Ha Lee!  
“An arresting tale of loyalty, identity, and the power of art... Lee’s masterful storytelling is sure to wow.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review 

Gyen Jebi isn’t a fighter or a subversive. They just want to paint. 

One day they’re jobless and desperate; the next, Jebi finds themself recruited by the Ministry of Armor to paint the mystical sigils that animate the occupying government’s automaton soldiers. 

But when Jebi discovers the depths of the Razanei government’s horrifying crimes—and the awful source of the magical pigments they use—they find they can no longer stay out of politics. 

What they can do is steal Arazi, the ministry’s mighty dragon automaton, and find a way to fight… 

"Phoenix Extravagant is a book containing ruminations on imperialism, the function and sanctity of art, acculturation, and the morality of love. It also contains a bloody big and unexpectedly adorable mechanical dragon." - Jonathan L. Howard, author of the Johannes Cabal books 

"The emphasis on art and painting gives the writing a poetic quality, added to by the elements of magic and mythology, which shows the depth of Lee’s research with a deft hand." -- The Nerd Daily 

"An elegant, eloquent novel, tense and full of incident." -- Locus

The View From Monday - May 18, 2020


Another Monday!

There are 3 debuts this week:

Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here by Nancy Wayson Dinan;

Boys of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson;

and

Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Beyond the Dragon's Gate (A Tor.com Original) by Yoon Ha Lee;

Chaos Reigning (Consortium Rebellion 3) by Jessie Mihalik;

Rule (Unraveled Kingdom 3) By Rowenna Miller;

and

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig 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 - May 18, 2020



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

May 19, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories (h2tp) Raphael Bob-Waksberg SS/LF/SF
Gather the Fortunes (h2tp) Bryan Camp CF - A Crescent City Novel
Maker's Curse Trudi Canavan F - Millennium's Rule 4
The Andromeda Evolution (h2mm) Michael Crichton
Daniel H. Wilson
SF
Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here Nancy Wayson Dinan LF/MR/STR
Seeing Darkness Heather Graham Sus/SupTh/GH/PNR - Krewe of Hunters 30
Boys of Alabama (D) Genevieve Hudson Gay/CoA/MR
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo (h2tp) Michael David Lukas Hist/LF/MR
Selkie Summer Ken MacLeod CF
Chaos Reigning Jessie Mihalik SF/SO - Consortium Rebellion 3
Rule Rowenna Miller F/RF - Unraveled Kingdom 3
Debt of Honor Christopher G. Nuttall SF/SO - Embers of War 1
Latitudes of Longing (D) Shubhangi Swarup LF/MR/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Impurity Larry Tremblay
Sheila Fischman (Tr)
LF/CF/PsyTh
Wanderers (h2tp) Chuck Wendig Sus/SF/AP/PA



May 20, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Beyond the Dragon's Gate: A Tor.com Original (e) Yoon Ha Lee SF



May 21, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The City Among the Stars Francis Carsac
Judith Sullivan (Tr)
M. Schiff (Tr)
SF/SO/SE - Fiction Without Frontiers
Tomb of Gods Brian Moreland HistF/SupTh - Fiction Without Frontiers
Until Summer Comes Around Glenn Rolfe SupTh/Occ/Sup - Fiction Without Frontiers



May 22, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sea Change Nancy Kress SF/GenEng/Esp/Dys/AP/PA



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
BlHu - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CH - Cultural Heritage
CM - Crime and Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Esp - Espionage
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
Phil - Philosophy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical
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 May 2020 works by formerly featured Debut Author Challenge (DAC) Authors! The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Rjurik Davidson (2014)

Benjamin 2073
A Tor.com Original
Tor Book, May 13, 2020
eBook, 32 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
A Tor.com Original, Benjamin 2073 is a near future sci-fi story from award-winning author Rjurik Davidson

In the year 2073, humanity is making progress toward restoring the environment and fixing the mistakes of the past.

Ellie has spent the last ten years going even further by working to resurrect the thylacine, extinct since 1936. But with no results and increasingly impatient bureaucrats threatening to pull their funding, the thylacine’s future—and Ellie’s—is in danger of reaching the point of no return.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.





David Demchuck (2017)

The Bone Mother
Proving Ground Press, May 26, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 220 pages
(reissue edition)

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
WINNER OF THE 2018 SUNBURST AWARD

NOMINATED FOR THE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD, AMAZON FIRST NOVEL AWARD, AND SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

For two hundred years, the Grazyn porcelain factory built its reputation on its magnificent thimbles. It is said that even the Czarina Anastasia Romanova had received one in her trousseau. The workers come from the three neighboring villages on the border of Romania and Ukraine. Nourished, dressed and educated, they are the envy of all at a time when a famine programmed by Stalin sweeps the countryside and cannibalism rages from city to town to farm. But what is the secret of this factory and why does the Grazyn family protect its employees so scrupulously?

The Bone Mother revives the great figures of Slavic mythology on the eve of the Second World War, from rusalka and Baba Yaga--The Bone Mother herself--to the golem. The existence of mortals is intimately linked to that of witches and vampires, in a universe where strigois rub shoulders with mermaids, ghosts and seers...and all are in peril from the Nichni Politsiyi, the Night Police, which wish to eradicate them.

'A master of bowel-loosening terror' The Globe and Mail

'Demchuk gracefully pieces together a dark and shining mosaic of a story with unforgettable imagery and elegant, evocative prose.' Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'This is a book that bends genres, using the monsters of imagination as a back door to understanding the monsters of the real.' Nino Ricci

Award-winning author David Demchuk was born and raised in Winnipeg and now lives in Toronto. He has been writing for print, stage, digital and other media for nearly 40 years. The Bone Mother is his first novel.





Yoon Ha Lee (2016)

Beyond the Dragons Gate
A Tor.com Original
Tor Books, May 20, 2020
eBook, 32 pages

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Former Academician Anna Kim’s research into AI cost her everything. Now, years later, the military has need of her expertise in order to prevent the destruction of their AI-powered fleet.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

May 2020 Releases


Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in May 2020. If there is something that we've missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. Please note that we use the publisher's publication date in the US. Check The View From Monday each week for each week's updated release list.



May 2020 Releases



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

May 1, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Girl From Nowhere James Maxwell SF/SE - Firewall Trilogy 1
The Best of Both Worlds S. P. Miskowski H



May 5, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Westside Saints W.M. Akers HistF - A Gilda Carr Tiny Mystery 2
Soul Chasers: The Decomposition Comedy Rachel Armstrong F/HU
The Human Neal Asher SF/SO - Rise of the Jain 3
Penric's Travels Lois McMaster Bujold F
Rotherweird (h2tp) Andrew Caldecott HistF/P/CF - Rotherweird 1
Call It Magic Janet Chapman PNR - Spellbound Falls Romance 7
House of Secrets Darcy Coates H/F/Occ/Sup - House of Shadows
House of Shadows Darcy Coates H/Occ/Sup/Gothic - House of Shadows
The Folcroft Ghosts Darcy Coates H/GH/Occ/Sup/Gothic/SupTh
Shadow Flight Christine Feehan PNR - Shadow Riders 5
The Shaman of Karres Eric Flint
Dave Freer
SF - Witches of Karres 4
Magic for Liars (h2tp) Sarah Gailey CF/Sus
An Easy Death (h2tp) Charlaine Harris DF - Gunnie Rose 1
The Down Days (D) Ilze Hugo SF/AP/PA/CF/WS
A Brightness Long Ago (h2tp) Guy Gavriel Kay Hist/LF
Lake of Darkness Scott Kenemore SF
Vanishing Hour: A Novel of a Man, a Girl, and the End of the World Lisa King SF/AP/PA/LF/Dys
The Eleventh Gate Nancy Kress SF/SO
Steel Crow Saga (h2tp) Paul Krueger F
Goldilocks Laura Lam SF/SE/Dys/AP/PA
The Kingdom of Liars (e) Nick Martell F - The Legacy of the Mercenary King 1
Strange Hotel Eimear McBride LF/CW/VisM
Driving the Deep Suzanne Palmer SF/SO/AC - The Finder Chronicles 2
Orange World and Other Stories (h2tp) Karen Russell LF/SS/VisM
Lock Every Door (h2tp) Riley Sager Sus/PsyTh/H
Little Eyes Samanta Schweblin
Megan McDowell (Tr)
Psy/LF/VisM
Light from Other Stars (h2tp) Erika Swyler CoA/FL/LF/SF/SE
A Fire Upon The Deep (ri) Vernor Vinge SF/HSF/SE/AC - Zones of Thought 1
Network Effect Martha Wells SF/HSF - Murderbot Diaries 5



May 6, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Berlin Is Never Berlin: A Tor.com Original (e) Marko Kloos SH/SF - Wild Cards
Dark Angels Rising Ian Whates SO/SF - Dark Angels 3



May 7, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Command Performance: the Amazing Conroy Omnibus Edition Lawrence M. Schoen Satire/SF



May 12, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Stealing Thunder (D) Alina Boyden F
Bone Harvest (e) James Brogden H/SupTh/Occ/Sup
Endland Tim Etchells LF/Dys/SS/BlHu
In/Half (h2tp) Jasmin B. Frelih SF
Unreconciled W. Michael Gear SF/HSF/SO - Donovan  4
Queen of the Unwanted Jenna Glass F - The Women's War 2
Armageddon House Michael Griffin Dys/H
The Porpoise (h2tp) Mark Haddon LF/Hist/MR -  Contemporaries
Ten Thousand Doors of January (h2tp) Alix E. Harrow MR/CoA/HistF/RF
Vaults Of Obsidian Darius Hinks SF/SE - Warhammer 40,000
T.I.M.E Stories: The Heiden File (e) Christophe Lambert SF/TT/MTI
Even the Dogs Jon McGregor MR/GH/STR/LF
My Mother's House (D) Francesca Momplaisir MR/CH/LF
Shakespeare For Squirrels Christopher Moore F/HU
Aleph Extraction (e) Dan Moren SF/SO/HSF
The Anthill Julianne Pachico LF/H
Firewalkers Adrian Tchaikovsky SF
Catherine House (D) Elisabeth Thomas LF
Sky of Water Stacey L. Tucker F/RF/CW/MR/VisM - Equal Night Trilogy 3
Gastronogeek: 42 Recipes from Your Favorite Imaginary Worlds Thibaud Villanova
Maxime Léonard
Cooking/MTI/SF/F/H
Empire of Grass (h2tp) Tad Williams F/DF - Last King of Osten Ard  2



May 13, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Benjamin 2073: A Tor.com Original (e) Rjurik Davidson SF
Strange Life of Ivan Osokin (ri) P. D. Ouspensky VisM/Occ/Sup/Phil



May 14, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Time of Changes (ri) Robert Silverberg SF



May 15, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Gender and Environment in Science Fiction (h2tp) Christy Tidwell (Ed)
Bridgette Barclay (Ed)
PopCul/SF/HC - Ecocritical Theory and Practice
The Cold Last Swim Junior Burke Noir/AH
Planet Auschwitz: Holocaust Representation in Science Fiction and Horror Film and Television Brian E. Crim Holocaust/LC/PerfArts/SF/F/H/Sup
In Our Own Worlds #2: Four LGBTQ+ Tor.com Novellas (e) JY Neon Yang
Kai Ashante Wilson
Margaret Killjoy
Ellen Klages
F



May 19, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People Andrea D. Lobel (Ed)
Mark Shainblum (Ed)
AH/Anthology
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories Raphael Bob-Waksberg SS/LF/SF
Gather the Fortunes (h2tp) Bryan Camp CF - A Crescent City Novel
Maker's Curse Trudi Canavan F - Millennium's Rule 4
The Andromeda Evolution (h2mm) Michael Crichton
Daniel H. Wilson
SF
Things You Would Know if You Grew Up Around Here Nancy Wayson Dinan LF/MR/STR
Seeing Darkness Heather Graham Sus/SupTh/GH/PNR - Krewe of Hunters 30
The Humours of Grub Street Kate Heartfield HistF/DF
Boys of Alabama (D) Genevieve Hudson Gay/CoA/MR
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo (h2tp) Michael David Lukas Hist/LF/MR
Selkie Summer (e) Ken MacLeod CF
Chaos Reigning Jessie Mihalik SF/SO - Consortium Rebellion 3
Rule Rowenna Miller F/RF - Unraveled Kingdom 3
Debt of Honor Christopher G. Nuttall SF/SO - Embers of War 1
From Divergent Suns Sam Peters SF/CM - From Darkest Skies3
Where the Ocean Meets the Sky Barbara Stevenson SS/F
Latitudes of Longing (D) Shubhangi Swarup LF/MR/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Impurity Larry Tremblay
Sheila Fischman (Tr)
LF/CF/PsyTh
Wanderers (h2tp) Chuck Wendig Sus/SF/AP/PA



May 20, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Beyond the Dragon's Gate: A Tor.com Original (e) Yoon Ha Lee SF



May 21, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The City Among the Stars Francis Carsac
Judith Sullivan (Tr)
M. Schiff (Tr)
SF/SO/SE - Fiction Without Frontiers
Tomb of Gods Brian Moreland HistF/SupTh - Fiction Without Frontiers
Until Summer Comes Around Glenn Rolfe SupTh/Occ/Sup - Fiction Without Frontiers



May 22, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Sea Change Nancy Kress SF/GenEng/Esp/Dys/AP/PA



May 26, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Weight of the Heart Susana Aikin Sagas/CW/MR
Doctor Who: Scratchman (h2tp) Tom Baker SF
The Order Mark Barber F
Witchy Kingdom (h2mm) D. J. Butler HistF
The Bone Mother (ri) David Demchuk DF
To Clear Away the Shadows (h2mm) David Drake SF/SO - RCN 13
Out of Body Jeffrey Ford DF/H
Marque of Caine (tp2mm) Charles E. Gannon SF - Caine Riordan 5
Lion El'Jonson: Lord of the First David Guymer SF/SO - Horus Heresy: Primarchs
The Notch Tom Holland H
Feeling Less Wrong Kolin Jordan MR/SS
The Winter Sea (ri) Susanna Kearsley TTR/Hist/MR
The Fiery Crown Jeffe Kennedy FR - Forgotten Empires 2
Ballistic Marko Kloos SF/SO - Palladium Wars 2
Unraveling (h2tp) Karen Lord F/FairyT/FolkT/LM
Sunshield Emily B. Martin F
Elves Graham McNeill F - Warhammer Chronicles
Predator: Stalking Shadows James A. Moore MTI/SF/AC
Quichotte (h2tp) Salman Rushdie LF/Sagas/MR
Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution P. W. Singer
August Cole
TechTh
Night of the Billionaire Wolf Terry Spear PNR - Billionaire Wolf 3
Wolf Under Fire Paige Tyler PNR - STAT 1
Age of Empyre Michael J. Sullivan F - Legends of the First Empire 6
War (h2mm) Michelle West F/FR - House War 8



May 27, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Tourist: A Tor.com Original (e) Alex Sherman SF/SE



May 28, 2020
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Hell's Bells (Ke) Lisa Quigley Occ/H - Rewind or Die 8
The Kelping (Ke) Jan Stinchcomb DF/H - Rewind or Die 9



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
BlHu - Black Humor
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CH - Cultural Heritage
CM - Crime and Mystery
CoA - Coming of Age
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Esp - Espionage
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
Phil - Philosophy
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SS - Short Stories
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
TTR - Time Travel Romance
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

The View From Monday - June 24, 2019


Happy Last Monday in June!

There is one debut this week:

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

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

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

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

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

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

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

and

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd is out in Trade Paperback.

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



The View From Monday - June 24, 2019



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

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



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



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



June 30, 2019
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
In the Shadow of Spindrift House Mira Grant H



D - Debut
e - eBook
Ed - Editor
h2mm - Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
mm - Mass Market Paperback
ri - reissue or reprint
tp2mm - Trade Paperback to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator



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

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

The View From Monday - June 11, 2018


Happy Monday! There are 2 debuts this week:

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

and

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

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

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

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

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

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

and

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

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



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

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



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



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



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



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



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CulH - Cultural Heritage
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LegalTh - Legal Thriller
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
Med - Medical
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
MU - Mash Up
NF - Near Future
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PopCul - Popular Culture
Psy Th - Psychological Thriller
Rel - Religious
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SocSci - Social Science
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
Tech - Technological
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
TTR - Time Travel Romance
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical
W - Western

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

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


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


Yoon Ha Lee (2016)

Revenant Gun
Machineries of Empire 3
Solaris, June 12, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Machineries Of Empire, the most exciting science fiction trilogy of the decade, reaches its astonishing conclusion!

When Shuos Jedao wakes up for the first time, several things go wrong. His few memories tell him that he's a seventeen-year-old cadet--but his body belongs to a man decades older. Hexarch Nirai Kujen orders Jedao to reconquer the fractured hexarchate on his behalf even though Jedao has no memory of ever being a soldier, let alone a general. Surely a knack for video games doesn't qualify you to take charge of an army?

Soon Jedao learns the situation is even worse. The Kel soldiers under his command may be compelled to obey him, but they hate him thanks to a massacre he can't remember committing. Kujen's friendliness can't hide the fact that he's a tyrant. And what's worse, Jedao and Kujen are being hunted by an enemy who knows more about Jedao and his crimes than he does himself...


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





Rochelle Staab (2011)

A Mind for Murder
A Mind for Murder Omnibus
JABberwocky Literary Agency, January 9, 2018
eBook, 670 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
In author Rochelle Staab’s bestselling A Mind for Murder mystery series, classic Hollywood noir gets a modern, mystical twist. An L.A. psychologist who eschews all things supernatural matches wits with a handsome professor of the occult as they team up to solve Tinsel Town’s spookiest murders…

Divorced psychologist Liz Cooper doesn’t believe in fate, but it sure seems like an otherworldly force is bent on her working with occult professor, Nick Garfield. Whether Liz is tracking a tarot card killer, investigating a neighborhood witch, or clearing her own name in an unusual murder, the strange cases keep coming. And while Liz takes a practical approach to sleuthing, Nick explores the more alternative theories. But be it with practical evidence or preternatural clues, Liz and Nick won’t quit until the cases are solved.

Now, readers can enjoy all the suspenseful, fast-paced whodunits in the Anthony and Agatha nominated, Watson Award winning Mind for Murder series, collected for the first time in this omnibus, which includes Who Do, Voodoo?, Bruja Brouhaha, and Hex on the Ex. Packed with snappy banter, sizzling chemistry, and a supporting cast of characters as unique as L.A. itself, the Mind for Murder mysteries are a smart and sophisticated series that proves it’s far more fun when great minds don’t think alike…





Deborah A. Wolf (2017)

The Dragon's Legacy
The Dragon's Legacy 1
Titan Books, March 13, 2018
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Hardcover and eBook, April 18, 2017

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
Far below the desert, the Earth Dragon slumbers fitfully. From the darkness of her dreams come whispers of war… and death.

Sulema is a newly minted warrior and a true Ja’Akari—a daughter of the unforgiving desert. But her people are fading from the world. The warriors and wardens are hard-pressed to protect those who remain, and the vash’ai—great cats who have called the people kithren for as long as there have been stories—bond with fewer humans each year.

When a mysterious man appears in her home of Aish Kalumm, Sulema learns that the Dragon King is dying in distant Atualon. As he fades, so does the magic that sings the Earth Dragon to sleep. And, she soon finds, there are some who would have the dragon wake, so they might laugh as the world burns.



The Forbidden City
The Dragon’s Legacy 2
Titan Books, May 15, 2018
Hardcover and eBook, 512 pages

Covers Revealed - Recent and Upcoming Works by DAC Authors
In this book, Jian begins a brutal and bloody climb up the ranks of the Daechen as the Emperor’s long plans near fruition.

Sulema is likewise initiated into the ways of Atualon and the power of Atulfah, and finds that her father’s bright city is built on a foundation of dark and terrible secrets.

Hafsa Azeina begins a trek down paths stranger and more dangerous than even she could have imagined.

And the Zeeranim must face not only their traditional, external enemies, but treachery and betrayal from within.

Interview with Yoon Ha Lee


Please welcome Yoon Ha Lee to The Qwillery. Raven Stratagem (Machineries Of Empire Trilogy 2) is published today by Solaris Books.



Interview with Yoon Ha Lee




TQWelcome back to The Qwillery. Your new novel, Raven Stratagem (Machineries Of Empire Trilogy 2), is published on June 13th. Has your writing process changed (or not) from when you wrote Ninefox Gambit (Machineries Of Empire Trilogy 1) to Raven Stratagem?

YHL:  Hello, and thanks for having me! The writing process was mostly the same! In both cases I started with a longhand rough draft written with fountain pen, although with Ninefox I just wrote in notebooks, while in Raven Stratagem, because it has three main POV characters, I color-coded the characters' chapters using pastel Clairefontaine paper in a binder. I also color-coordinated the fountain pen inks (pink paper and red ink for Shuos Mikodez because red is one of the Shuos colors, for example). It's ridiculous, but it made the structure of the book easier to see at a glance, and it appealed to my sense of frivolity. I took later drafts into Scrivener for ease of editing and revisions, and ran them by multiple beta readers, then did more revisions. For revisions, I would write quick summaries of each chapter on index cards along with the POV, and rearrange the index cards so I could quickly reshuffle my plot--especially useful when I had to add some chapters to Raven Stratagem and needed to reorganize the novel so that the midpoint event once again fell at the actual midpoint of the wordcount.



TQNinefox Gambit has been nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke, Hugo and Nebula Awards. How does that affect your writing if at all?

YHL:  Well, it made me more of a nervous wreck for a while there, simply because it was so overwhelming! But honestly, while I'm honored for my book to be considered, it doesn't change the day-to-day work of writing. The words still have to get down on the page (or in the computer). Congratulations to all the Nebula winners, by the way!



TQWhat do you wish that you knew about book publishing when Ninefox Gambit came out that you know now?

YHL:  Mostly that the book publishing process takes months to years! I remember having one short story get published by a webzine literally weeks after I sold it. I'm pretty sure you can't do that with print books. It's more like what I imagine running a marathon would be like (if I could run marathons). You have to be in it for the long haul and keep sight of far-off goals.



TQWhat method or methods do you use to keep track of the characters and events in the Machineries of Empire Trilogy?

YHL:  I realized pretty rapidly that I was going to need a continuity bible. Mine is a 40,000-word Scrivener file that I...really should update more often, because it's outdated again, and from time to time I export dated copies in mobi format so I can put it on my Kindle for easy reference. For events, I have a timeline. It's hilarious, because I hate keeping track of dates, but given how obsessed the hexarchate is with numbers and dates, it was impossible not to.

For major characters, I do full write-ups on their personalities, quirks, notable traits, physical appearances, and so on. I also stat them up as if they were overpowered roleplaying game characters, with the caveat that since they're book characters they don't need to adhere to some notion of "game balance." And for some of the major characters I also write up their opinions of the other characters, which may or may not have much basis in reality, since characters have their own biases and misconceptions.



TQ Tell us something about Raven Stratagem that is not in the book description.

YHL:  Partway through the book, you'll get some more backstory on Shuos Jedao and Nirai Kujen and their entirely unhealthy alliance! This includes some things that Jedao himself isn't currently aware of.



TQ Please tell us about the cover for Raven Stratagem.

YHL:  The art is by Chris Moore, who also did the cover art for Ninefox, and it depicts one of the space stations in Raven Stratagem, the Fortress of Spinshot Coins. I think the starships are supposed to evoke ravens based on the title, which I thought was an especially nice touch. I'm thrilled by Moore's covers (I have seen previews of the one for Revenant Gun, which is the third book) and they're all gorgeous, but I have to admit that Raven Stratagem's is my favorite!



TQWhich character in the Machineries of Empire Trilogy (so far) has surprised you the most?

YHL:  I think Hexarch Nirai Kujen. Originally I'd written Ninefox Gambit as a standalone, and Kujen was a very minor character. He ended up becoming much more important than I'd intended. His personality also changed significantly, partly as a consequence of feedback from my sister and my husband regarding the very first draft of Ninefox, in which Jedao was an out-and-out sociopath. I mean, he's still not a particularly nice or good human being, but my sister and husband felt that having Cheris be overshadowed and bullied by someone so palpably evil would make the book too unpleasant for anyone to actually read. So I dialed Jedao back and redid his personality and motivations. But of course, I guess there's a conservation of sociopathy going on, so that Kujen, who was originally a cowardly mad scientist who pursued immortality because he was terrified to die, ended up as a sociopath in revisions. Sorry...? I'm afraid you'll have to wait until the third book to get much more background on him, although there's some more material on him in Raven Stratagem.



TQThe Machineries of Empire Trilogy is Space Opera. What do you think is the appeal of Space Opera?

YHL:  Well, I don't know about anyone else, but for me it's two parts Big Space Battles to one part not having to sweat the fine details of actual physics. Certainly there are space operas that adhere more strictly to known physics and engineering, but there's a whole spectrum of this stuff from technology as essentially magic (which is where Machineries falls) to harder sf, so there's something for everyone. I like physics fine and sometimes read hard sf for fun, but sometimes I don't want to sweat Lorentzian contractions or be bothered about how the FTL system makes no sense. (They rarely do, in my experience...)

The other thing I think might be particularly appealing about space opera is its romantic nature, not in the sense of kissing scenes but larger-than-life plots and personalities. I hear that in history two opposing approaches to understanding events are Big Personalities vs. Massed Social Forces. I think there's value to both approaches (I say, despite not being a historian), but space opera very definitely tends toward Big Personalities, which can be appealing as a fantasy of agency.



TQGive us one or two of your favorite non-spoilery quotes from Raven Stratagem.

YHL

          “Look at the insignia,” the man said. “That’s some kind of officer, isn’t it?”
          Whoever the medics were, they clearly weren’t Kel.
          “That’s a lieutenant colonel, you dimwit.” The owner of the first voice sounded like they wished their companion were something smarter, like a slime mold.



TQWhat's next?

YHL:  I'm currently working on a Korean mythology space opera for middle grade readers called Dragon Pearl for Disney-Hyperion. The heroine is a shapeshifting fox spirit girl searching for her brother, who allegedly deserted from the Space Forces while hunting for the Dragon Pearl of the title--an artifact that can terraform worlds. As you can imagine, considering that this whole thing is set in space, I'm playing fast and loose with the source folklore and not sweating authenticity too much.

After that, I'll be working on a collection of hexarchate short stories called, appropriately, Hexarchate Stories. Half the material will be reprints of extant hexarchate material, and half of it will be new to the collection. And after that, who knows?



TQThank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

YHL:  Thank you for having me!





Raven Stratagem
The Machineries of Empire 2
Solaris, June 13, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Interview with Yoon Ha Lee
Captain Kel Cheris is possessed by a long-dead traitor general. Together they must face the rivalries of the hexarchate and a potentially devastating invasion.

When the hexarchate's gifted young captain Kel Cheris summoned the ghost of the long-dead General Shuos Jedao to help her put down a rebellion, she didn't reckon on his breaking free of centuries of imprisonment – and possessing her.

Even worse, the enemy Hafn are invading, and Jedao takes over General Kel Khiruev's fleet, which was tasked with stopping them. Only one of Khiruev's subordinates, Lieutenant Colonel Kel Brezan, seems to be able to resist the influence of the brilliant but psychotic Jedao.




Previously

Ninefox Gambit
The Machineries of Empire 1
Solaris Books, June 14, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Interview with Yoon Ha Lee
To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics.  Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics.  Cheris's career isn't the only thing at stake.  If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris's best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own.  As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao--because she might be his next victim.





About Yoon Ha Lee

Interview with Yoon Ha Lee
Yoon Ha Lee's first novel, NINEFOX GAMBIT, came out in 2016 from Solaris Books and was shortlisted for the Nebula, Hugo, and Clarke awards. Its sequel, RAVEN STRATAGEM, is forthcoming in June 2017. He lives in Louisiana with his family and an extremely lazy cat, and has not yet been eaten by gators.

Website  ~  Twitter @motomaratai






Yoon Ha Lee has written guides to the factions of the hexarchate in his faction blogs at Solaris Books:

The Factions: HIGH FACTION RAHAL
http://www.solarisbooks.com/post/1990


The Factions: LOW FACTION NIRAI
http://www.solarisbooks.com/post/1996


The Factions: HIGH FACTION ANDAN
http://www.solarisbooks.com/post/1999


The Factions: LOW FACTION VIDONA
http://www.solarisbooks.com/post/2002


The Factions: HIGH FACTION SHUOS
http://www.solarisbooks.com/post/2005


The Factions: LOW FACTION KEL
http://www.solarisbooks.com/post/2008


The Factions: HERETICAL FACTION LIOZH
http://www.solarisbooks.com/post/2011

The View From Monday - June 12, 2017


Happy Monday!

There are six debuts this week:

The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett;

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Draydon;

Soleri by Michael Johnston;

Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom: A Novel of Retropolis by Bradley W. Schenck;

Aberrant by Marek Šindelka, Nathan Fields (Translator);

and

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan;

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Raven Stratagem (Machineries of Empire 2) by Yoon Ha Lee;

The Dragon Round by Stephen S. Power is out in Trade Paperback;

The Devil's Evidence by Simon Kurt Unsworth is out in Trade Paperback;

and

Virology by Ren Warom.

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



The View From Monday - June 12, 2017



June 12, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Soul of Fire (e)(ri) Laura Anne Gilman FR - Portals 2



June 13, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Devil's Due Taylor Anderson SF/AH - Destroyermen 12
The Sacred Era (e) Aramaki Yoshio
Baryon Tensor Posadas (Tr)
SF/AP/PA
The Killing Lessons (ri) Saul Black PsyTh
Fata Morgana Steven R. Boyett
Ken Mitchroney
Hist/SF/TT
The Black Elfstone Terry Brooks F - The Fall of Shannara 1
The Mither Mages Trilogy (e) Orson Scott Card CF - Mither Mages
Wilders Brenda Cooper SF/AP/PA - Project Earth 1
The Space Between the Stars (D) Anne Corlett LF/Dys/SF/AP/PA
The Tourist (h2tp) Robert Dickinson LF/TT
The Prey of Gods (D) Nicky Drayden CF
A God in the Shed J-F. Dubeau Occ/Sup/H/P
A Green and Ancient Light (h2tp) Frederic S. Durbin HistF
The John Matherson Series: One Second After, One Year After, The Final Day (e) William R. Forstchen Th/SF/PA - John Matherson
The Halloween Children (e) Brian James Freeman Norman Prentiss GH/DF
Beyond the Sea David L. Golemon SF - Event Group Thrillers 12
Soleri (D - Solo) Michael Johnston F/HistF
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (tp)(ri) Stephen King DF/MTI - The Dark Tower 1
The Changeling Victor LaValle LF/CF
Raven Stratagem Yoon Ha Lee SF - Machineries of Empire 2
Hell's Detective: A Mystery Michael Logan SupTh
Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand George R. R. Martin Jon Jos. Miller SF/SH - Wild Cards 7
Down Among the Sticks and Bones Seanan McGuire CF/DF/FairyT/FolkT/LM - Wayward Children 2
The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (h2tp) Joyce Carol Oates Th/Psy - Collecttion
Supreme Villainy: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Most (In)Famous Supervillain Memoir King Oblivion
Matt D. Wilson (Ed)
SH/Parody/HU
The Dragon Round (h2tp) Stephen S. Power F
Cormorant Run Lilith Saintcrow SF/PA - Bannon & Clare 4
Brandon Sanderson's Fantasy Firsts (The Way of Kings, Mistborn: The Final Empire, Rithmatist, Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians) (e) Brandon Sanderson F
Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom (D) Bradley W. Schenck SF/HU - A Novel of Retropolis 1
Zero-G: Book 1 (h2tp) William Shatner
Jeff Rovin
SF - The Samuel Lord Series 1
Just Add Water (e) Hunter Shea H - Mail Order Massacres 1
The Darkest Promise Gena Showalter PNR - Lords of the Underworld 13
Silver Silence Nalini Singh PNR - Psy-Changeling Trinity 1
The Witch Who Came in from the Cold Lindsay Smith
Max Gladstone
Cassandra Rose Clarke
Ian Tregillis
Michael Swanwick
HistF
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson
Nicole Galland
SF/TT/Th
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (D) Matthew Sullivan Psy
The Devil's Evidence (h2tp) Simon Kurt Unsworth Cr/H
Virology Ren Warom SF/CyP
The Hollow Crown Jeff Wheeler HistF - The Kingfountain 4
Judge Anderson: Year One Alec Worley SF
The Forgotten Girl: A Thriller Rio Youers SupTh



June 14, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Bourbon, Sugar, Grace: A Tor.com Priginal Jessica Reisman SF



June 15, 2017
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Timekeeper: A Steampunk Time-Travel Adventure Heather Albano SP/TT - Keeping Time 2
The Impossible Has Happened: The Life and Work of Gene Roddenberry, Creator of Star Trek (h2tp) Lance Parkin HC
The Eternal Kingdom (e) Ben Peek F - Children Trilogy 3
Aberrant (D) Marek Šindelka
Nathan Fields (Tr)
GB



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
tp - Trade Paperback
tp2mm - Trade to Mass Market Paperback
Tr - Translator


AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CB - Coloring Book
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
CoT - Conspiracy Theories
Cr - Crime
CyP - Cyberpunk
CW - Contemporary Women
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GB - Genre Bender
GH - Ghost(s)
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
Gothic - Gothic
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HistTh - Historical Thriller
HU - Humor
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legends and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RSus - Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superhero(es)
SocSci - Social Science
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisMeta - Visionary and Metaphysical
W - Western
WW - Weird Western

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

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