The View From Monday - July 25, 2016
|Vengeance of the Hunter (e)||Angela Highland||F - Rebels of Adalonia 1|
|Night Child (e)||Lisa Kessler||PNR - Night 3|
|Star Trek: The Original Series: Seasons of Light and Darkness (e)||Michael A. Martin||SF - Star Trek|
|Ladder to the Red Star (e)||Jael Wye||FTR/SFR - Once Upon a Red World|
|Silver Mirrors||A. A. Aguirre||SP - Apparatus Infernum 2|
|Dragons Luck (tp2mm)||Robert Asprin||F - Griffin McCandles 2|
|Little Knife: A Tor.Com Original (e)||Leigh Bardugo||F|
|The Kraken King Part III: The Kraken King and the Fox's Den (e)||Meljean Brook||SPR - Iron Seas|
|The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Guardian (h2mm)||Jack Campbell||SF - Lost Fleet 9|
|Earth Afire (h2mm)||Orson Scott Card||SF - First Formic War 1|
|Dark Serpent||Kylie Chan||UF - Celestial Battle Trilogy 1|
|The Churn (e)||James S.A. Corey||SF - Expanse Novella|
|Once Bitten, Twice Burned||Cynthia Eden||PNR - Phoenix Fire 2|
|Warrior's Curse||Alexa Egan||PHR - Imnada Brotherhood 3|
|Portal (ri)||Eric Flint |
Ryk E. Spoor
|SF - Boundary 3|
|Aliens: The Official Movie Novelization||Alan Dean Foster||SF|
|Forged||Jacquelyn Frank||PNR - World of the Nightwalkers 4|
|Dragon Age: Asunder (tp2mm)||David Gaider||F - Dragon Age 3|
|Ink Mage||Victor Gischler||F|
|Two Serpents Rise (h2tp)||Max Gladstone||F - Craft Sequence 2|
|Darkest Flame||Donna Grant||PNR - Dark Kings 1|
|Darkest Flame: Part 4 (e)||Donna Grant||PNR - Dark Kings|
|The Tangled Bridge (tp2mm)||Rhodi Hawk||Th/P - Twisted Ladder 2|
|The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (tp2mm)||Robert Kirkman |
|H - Walking Dead 4|
|Valour and Vanity||Mary Robinette Kowal||F - Glamourist Histories 4|
|Dreams of Lilacs||Lynn Kurland||PNR - De Piaget|
|Star Trek: The Original Series: Serpents in the Garden||Jeff Mariotte||SF - Star Trek|
|Drift (h2mm)||Jon McGoran||Th - Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins 1|
|The Greater Good (tp2mm)||Sandy Mitchell||F - Warhammer 40,000: Ciaphas Cain 9|
|Limits of Power (tp2mm)||Elizabeth Moon||F - Paladin's Legacy 4|
|Grunt Life||Weston Ochse||SF - Task Force Ombra 1|
|Fire of Stars and Dragons (e)||Melissa Petreshock||PNR|
|Peacemaker||Marianne De Pierres||SF - Peacemaker 1|
|Morningside Fall||Jay Posey||SF/Ap/PA - Duskwalker Cycle 2|
|Carpe Jugulum (ri)||Terry Pratchett||F - Discworld 23|
|The Fifth Elephant (ri)||Terry Pratchett||F - Discworld 24|
|Jingo (ri)||Terry Pratchett||F - Discworld 21|
|The Last Continent (ri)||Terry Pratchett||F - Discworld 22|
|Thornlost||Melanie Rawn||F - Glass Thorns 3|
|Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition)||Hiroshi Sakurazaka||SF - All You Need Is Kill 1|
|Shanghai Sparrow||Gaie Sebold||SP|
|Burning Dawn||Gena Showalter||PNR - Angels of the Dark 3|
|How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)||Kerrelyn Sparks||PNR - Love at Stake 15|
|Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde (h2mm)||Michael A. Stackpole||F - World of Warcraft|
|The Redemption Engine||James L. Sutter||F - Pathfinder Tales|
|The Curse Breakers||Denise Grover Swank||UF - Curse Keepers 2|
|House of Steel: The Honorverse Companion (tp2mm)||David Weber||SF - Honor Harrington|
|Chimera (h2mm)||David Wellington||Th - Jim Chapel Missions 1|
|The Blood of Alexander (D)||Tom Wilde||Th|
|Sibs (ri)||F. Paul Wilson||H|
|Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds||Greg Bear (ed) |
Gardner Dozois (ed)
|SF - Anthology|
|Greg Egan||Karen Burnham||SF - Modern Masters of Science Fiction|
|Elements||Suzanne Church||SF/F/H - Collection|
|The Book of Silverberg||Gardner Dozois (ed) |
William Schafer (ed)
|SF - Anthology|
|Jack in the Green||Charles de Lint||F|
Elizabethan spy Mal Catlyn has everything he ever wanted – his twin brother Sandy restored to health, his family estate reclaimed and a son to inherit it – but his work is far from over. The renegade skraylings, the guisers, are still plotting – their leader, Jathekkil, has reincarnated as the young Prince Henry Tudor. But while he is still young, Mal has a slim chance of eliminating his enemies whilst they are at their weakest.
With Sandy’s help, Mal learns to harness his own magic in the fight against the guisers, but it may be too late to save England. Schemes set in motion decades ago are at last coming to fruition, and the barrier between the dreamlands and the waking world is wearing thin…
File Under: Fantasy [ Princes in the Tower | Revenger's Tragedy | Much Ado | Boys Will Be Boys ]
It’s taken six months, but supernaturally gifted Magnolia Kelch finally seems to have her surging powers under control. Then she arrives home to find a group of strangers in her beloved farmhouse, and that control is immediately put to the test. Magnolia quickly learns that her “guests” are actually part of the Network—not from the task force headed by her mentor, Thirteen, but a second group, led by British agent Colin St. Pierre.
Unfortunately, Theo, a Network agent who shares an intimate connection with Magnolia, doesn’t trust Colin as a new commander. When team missions collide, Magnolia finds herself in the middle of Network infighting, asking herself who among those closest to her truly has her best interests at heart.
But an even greater threat lies on the horizon. Intent on tracking down the source of Magnolia’s powers, a familiar enemy resurfaces with a plan—one that is far more sinister than the Network has ever seen.
Bren is a cocky, brash hound of a werewolf who loathes the idea of belonging to Aric’s pack—much less finding a mate. But Bren’s hotheaded behavior lands him in the doghouse when he defies Aric’s authority in front of his pack, bringing up a sore subject that’s bound to make the Alpha wolf’s blood boil…
Luckily for him, no one can stay mad at Bren and his wild charm for long. And when some frightening ghosts launch a hostile paranormal takeover, Bren will team up with Celia Wird to take down the evil ghouls before they hurt someone they both love…
Includes a preview of the upcoming Weird Girls novel Cursed by Destiny!
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they're products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…
Celia’s a girl in trouble. Her heart is bound to Aric, but he is a pureblood were who must deny her or risk condemning his species to extinction. And that’s just her love life. She’s also been called to take down a group of demon terrorists looking to overthrow the paranormal world. (No pressure.)
In order to bring them down, Celia must ally herself to Misha, the master vampire who has made no secret of his desire for her.
And if that weren’t enough misfortune for one girl, a clairvoyant’s prediction could destroy Celia and Aric’s love for good. The only way to protect the world from unbridled supernatural terrorism is for Celia to bind herself to her destined mate. And that doesn’t appear to be Aric…
“Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow....”
In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House—its plaster is crumbling, its plumbing makes eerie noises, and strange breaths of cold waft through the empty rooms. It’s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it?
Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman… or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.
For seven years, Halina Beloi has been in hiding. But she's never forgotten Mitch Foster, the long, lean man she had to leave behind. Until, that is, Mitch shows up with a list of questions and a 9mm in his hand.
All Mitch knows is that Halina broke his heart and disappeared. But new information has surfaced implicating her as a player in the deadliest game of Mitch's life. This time, he's not letting go without answers. Now terror, danger and heat will fuse them together or shatter the future. . .
Altapasaeda, capital of the Castoval, is under siege by its own King.
Far to the north, rebels have set a bastard prince up as a figurehead.
Yet again, Easie Damasco finds himself roped into a desperate scheme to preserve the Castoval, And kidnapping the Prince seemed like such a good idea at the time…
Fame has a magic all its own in the no-gossip-barred follow-up to Geekomancy. Ree Reyes gets her big screenwriting break, only to discover just how broken Hollywood actually is.
Things are looking up for urban fantasista Ree Reyes. She’s using her love of pop culture to fight monsters and protect her hometown as a Geekomancer, and now a real-live production company is shooting her television pilot script.
But nothing is easy in show business. When an invisible figure attacks the leading lady of the show, former child-star-turned-current-hot-mess Jane Konrad, Ree begins a school-of-hard-knocks education in the power of Celebromancy.
Attempting to help Jane Geekomancy-style with Jedi mind tricks and X-Men infiltration techniques, Ree learns more about movie magic than she ever intended. She also learns that real life has the craziest plots: not only must she lift a Hollywood-strength curse, but she needs to save her pilot, negotiate a bizarre love rhombus, and fight monsters straight out of the silver screen. All this without anyone getting killed or, worse, banished to the D-List.
Babylon Steel, former avatar of the goddess of sex and war, currently owner of the Scarlet Lantern, the best brothel on Scalentine, city of portals, has been offered a job; as bodyguard to Enthemmerlee, the latest candidate for the Council of Incandress; and as spy for the Diplomatic Section, the barely-acknowledged government of Scalentine.
She doesn’t want it. Incandress is on the verge of civil war. Enthemmerlee represents the hopes or fears of a large portion of its population and is a prime target for assassination. And on Scalentine racial tensions and economic stresses are boiling up, with Babylon’s lover, Chief Bitternut, trying to keep the lid on.
But circumstances conspire to send her to Incandress. There, what with attempting to turn Enthemmerlee’s useless household guard into a disciplined fighting force, dodging the Moral Statutes, the unwilling presence of a very annoyed member of the Diplomatic Section and the need to keep both herself and her client alive, things become rather too interesting. And that’s before Babylon realises that the situation is far worse than she thought, and is driven to a choice that will have far-reaching consequences…
|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|
Babylon Steel, ex-sword-for-hire, ex-other things, runs the best brothel in Scalentine; city of many portals, two moons, and a wide variety of races, were-creatures, and religions, not to mention the occasional insane warlock. She's not having a good week. The Vessels of Purity are protesting against brothels, women in the trade are being attacked, it's tax time, and there's not enough money to pay the bill. So when the mysterious Darask Fain offers her a job finding a missing girl, Babylon decides to take it. But the missing girl is not what she seems, and neither is Darask Fain. In the meantime twomoon is approaching, and more than just a few night's takings are at risk when Babylon's hidden past reaches out to grab her by the throat.
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