Saturday, October 01, 2016

The Qwillery is 8 Years Old!

The Qwillery is 8 years old today. I can't believe it! As I've mentioned on previous anniversaries, the blog originally was not devoted to books. That changed in May 2010. It's gone from a one person operation to now include 6 reviewers. A big thank you to Tracey, Melanie, Brannigan, Doreen, Jennifer, and Deb. They are all fabulous reviewers and enrich my experience at The Qwillery.

I'm always thinking about what I can change, add or make better at The Qwillery. If you have any suggestions please let me know! I do want to add more reviewers to handle the very large number of books we receive each month. I have other changes in mind, but more on those some other time.

What is most important for me today is to say "Thank you".

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of you who read, comment, stop by, and support The Qwillery.

Thank you to all the terrific authors who answer my questions every year and write wonderful and interesting blog posts.

Thank you to the Debut authors who are featured each year in the Debut Author Challenge and then keep coming back year after year for additional interviews or posts.

Thank you to my kids in general and for understanding when I'm working on the full monthly release lists (they take a lot of time).

Thank you to everyone who has in any way been involved with The Qwillery.

The Qwillery would not be what it is without all of you. Here's to another 8 years!

Sally / Qwill

2016 Debut Author Challenge - October Debuts

There are 9 debut novels for October.

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

The October 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 October cover for the 2016 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on October 15, 2016.

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 2016 Debut Author Challenge featured authors. However, any of these novels may be read by Challenge readers to meet the goal for October 2016 The list is correct as of the day posted.

Barbara Barnett

The Apothecary's Curse
Pyr, October 11, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 340 pages

In Victorian London, the fates of physician Simon Bell and apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune entwine when Simon gives his wife an elixir created by Gaelan from an ancient manuscript. Meant to cure her cancer, it kills her. Suicidal, Simon swallows the remainder—only to find he cannot die. Five years later, hearing rumors of a Bedlam inmate with regenerative powers like his own, Simon is shocked to discover it’s Gaelan. The two men conceal their immortality, but the only hope of reversing their condition rests with Gaelan’s missing manuscript.

When modern-day pharmaceutical company Genomics unearths diaries describing the torture of Bedlam inmates, the company’s scientists suspect a link between Gaelan and an unnamed inmate. Gaelan and Genomics geneticist Anne Shawe are powerfully drawn to each other, and her family connection to his manuscript leads to a stunning revelation. Will it bring ruin or redemption?

Mike Bockoven

Skyhorse Publishing, October 11, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 272 pages

Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where “Fun is Guaranteed!” But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror. Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of rides and viscera and human bones littering the gift shops, breaking records for hits, views, likes, clicks, and shares. How could a group of survivors, mostly teenagers, commit such terrible acts?

Presented as a fact-finding investigation and a series of first-person interviews, FantasticLand pieces together the grisly series of events. Park policy was that the mostly college-aged employees surrender their electronic devices to preserve the authenticity of the FantasticLand experience. Cut off from the world and left on their own, the teenagers soon form rival tribes who viciously compete for food, medicine, social dominance, and even human flesh. This new social network divides the ravaged dreamland into territories ruled by the Pirates, the ShopGirls, the Freaks, and the Mole People. If meticulously curated online personas can replace private identities, what takes over when those constructs are lost?

FantasticLand is a modern take on Lord of the Flies meets Battle Royale that probes the consequences of a social civilization built online.

Mike Brooks

The Machine Society: Rich or Poor. They Want You To Be a Prisoner
Cosmic Egg Books, October 28, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 224 pages

Mike Brooks’ debut novel is an adventure story set in a dystopian future in which our taste for branding, consumerism and artificial reality is boundless. In /The Machine Society/, he weaves together psychological insight, philosophical reflection and spiritual inquiry to give us a novel that is both a deep satire on modern life and a rich metaphor for our longing to find inner peace.

Dean Rogers lives in the Perimeter of New London, holding down a soul-destroying job, surrounded by people who have lost the will to communicate. He is afraid his debts will spiral out of control, resulting in him being cast out of the city, outside of the Security Wall. Meanwhile, in the Better Life Complex, New London’s rich elite live in plastic luxury, unaware of the sinister secrets that underpin their world.

The Machine Society is an original and intelligent sci-fi thriller, and a heartfelt rally cry for the soul’s liberation.

Jonathan Crown

Sirius: A Novel About the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History
Scribner, October 4, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 256 pages

A highly original, tragicomic novel as seen through Sirius, an extraordinary dog who helps his Jewish family escape from Germany to California, becomes a Hollywood star, and ultimately contributes to Hitler’s downfall.

Levi, a fox terrier, lives with his family in a grand townhouse in Berlin. Each day he enjoys a walk through the neighborhood, where people greet him by name. But the year is 1938, and Berlin is no longer safe for Levi or the Liliencrons, his Jewish owners. They rename him Sirius, after the constellation, to protect him.

One night, Nazi troops storm the city and begin to search houses. Sirius alerts the family, and they manage to flee to California. In his new home, Carl Liliencron becomes a chauffeur and Sirius befriends everyone from Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant to Rita Hayworth and Jack Warner. He is renamed Hercules and becomes a canine movie star. Little does Sirius know that he’ll soon have to perform his most difficult acting role yet, when through a series of exceptional events as World War II unfolds, he winds up at the right hand of Hitler himself. Can Sirius help the German resistance, derail the Führer, and reunite with his family? Or is the cost of peace too high?

With charisma, heart, and delightfully spry prose, Sirius is an enchanting fairy tale about love and humanity and a roving exploration of a momentous historical moment. Like My Dog Skip and The Artist, this feel-good novel will make you stand up and cheer.

Stephanie Gangi

The Next
St. Martin's Press, October 18, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

"Love and loss, revenge and redemption, this debut novel will stick with you for a long time." —Emily Giffin

"I love The Next...elegantly written, thoughtfully sharp, surprisingly touching." —Cathleen Schine

Is there a right way to die? If so, Joanna DeAngelis has it all wrong. She’s consumed by betrayal, spending her numbered days obsessing over Ned McGowan, her much younger ex, and watching him thrive in the spotlight with someone new, while she wastes away. She’s every woman scorned, fantasizing about revenge … except she’s out of time.

Joanna falls from her life, from the love of her daughters and devoted dog, into an otherworldly landscape, a bleak infinity she can’t escape until she rises up and returns and sets it right—makes Ned pay—so she can truly move on.

From the other side into right this minute, Jo embarks on a sexy, spiritual odyssey. As she travels beyond memory, beyond desire, she is transformed into a fierce female force of life, determined to know how to die, happily ever after.

Timothy Johnson 

Permuted Platinum, October 18, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 322 pages

An alien infection turns its hosts into violent, insane murderers, threatening to overrun the space carrier Atlas.

With Earth's resources on the verge of exhaustion and worldwide civil war imminent, the stars were looked to for answers. Beneath the surface of lifeless planets were found all the resources that could ever be consumed.

Stellan Lund is chief security officer aboard the carrier Atlas. Life on a carrier is peaceful—as long as the crew does its job, the New Earth Council leaves them alone. The only risk is an occasional case of black madness, a mental-break condition that turns its hosts into violent, insane murderers—but it's a small chance to take for some freedom.

Then the Atlas is ordered to a dying planet where an unknown material awaits. When an accident exposes some of the crew to the alien substance, reports of black madness escalate—but something about these cases is different.

And if the ship's crew can’t eradicate the infection no one will make it home.

Helen Sedgwick

The Comet Seekers
Harper, October 11, 2016
Hardcover and eBook, 304 pages

A magical, intoxicating debut novel, both intimate and epic, that intertwines the past, present, and future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors.

Róisín and François are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a remote research base on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica. At first glance, the pair could not be more different. Older by a few years, Róisín, a daughter of Ireland and a peripatetic astronomer, joins the science team to observe the fracturing of a comet overhead. François, the base’s chef, has just left his birthplace in Bayeux, France, for only the second time in his life. Yet devastating tragedy and the longing for a fresh start, which they share, as well as an indelible but unknown bond that stretches back centuries, connect them to each other.

Helen Sedgwick carefully unfolds their surprisingly intertwined paths, moving forward and back through time to reveal how these lovers’ destinies have long been tied to each other by the skies—the arrival of comets great and small. In telling Róisín and François’s story, Sedgwick illuminates the lives of their ancestors, showing how strangers can be connected and ghosts can be real, and how the way we choose to see the world can be as desolate or as beautiful as the comets themselves.

A mesmerizing, skillfully crafted, and emotionally perceptive novel that explores the choices we make, the connections we miss, and the ties that inextricably join our fates, The Comet Seekers reflects how the shifting cosmos unite us all through life, beyond death, and across the whole of time.

Bradford Tatum 

Only the Dead Know Burbank
Harper Perennial, October 18, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

With Lon Cheney and Boris Karloff among its characters, this sweeping and stylish love letter to the golden age of horror cinema tells the wonderful, tragic story of Maddy Ulm. It takes readers through her rise from the complicated shadows of Berlin’s first experiments with expressionist cinema to the glamorous deserts of Hollywood. For Maddy has a secret. A secret that has given her incredible insight into the soul of horror. A secret that has a terrible price as well.

A young girl awakens in a hastily dug grave—vague memories of blood and fever, her mother performing a mysterious ceremony before the world went away. Germany has lost the first great war and Europe has lost millions more to the Spanish Flu epidemic. But Maddy has not only survived, she has changed. No longer does she eat, sleep, or age. No longer can she die. After taking up with a pair of street performers, she shocks and fascinates the crowds with her ability to survive outrageous traumas. But at a studio in Berlin, Maddy discovers her true calling: film.

With her intimate knowledge of fear, death, and realms beyond the living, she practically invents the modern horror genre on the spot. Before long, she travels to California and insinuates herself in Hollywood as the genius secretly behind The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, and Frankenstein. And yet she must remain in the shadows—a chilling apparition suspended eternally between worlds.

Clever, tragic, and thoroughly entertaining, Only the Dead Know Burbank introduces readers to one of the most unique, unforgettable characters in fiction.

Alex White

Every Mountain Made Low
Solaris, October 25, 2016
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

Loxley Fiddleback can see the dead, but the problem is... the dead can see her.

Ghosts have always been cruel to Loxley Fiddleback - but none more than the spirit of her only friend, alive only hours earlier. Loxley isn’t equipped to solve a murder: she lives near the bottom of a cutthroat, strip-mined metropolis known as “The Hole,” suffers from crippling anxiety and can't cope with strangers. Worse still, she’s haunted.

She inherited her ability to see spirits from the women of her family, but the dead see her, too. Ghosts are drawn to her, and their lightest touch leaves her with painful wounds.

Loxley swears to take blood for blood and find her friend’s killer. In doing so, she uncovers a conspiracy that rises all the way to the top of The Hole. As her enemies grow wise to her existence, she becomes the quarry, hunted by a brutal enforcer named Hiram McClintock. In sore need of confederates, Loxley must descend into the strangest depths of the city in order to have the revenge she seeks and, ultimately, her own salvation.

October 2016 Releases

Here is The Qwillery's list of novels, etc. being published in October 2016. 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.

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

October 1, 2016
The House on Cold Hill Peter James H/GH
Salsa Nocturna: A Bone Street Rumba Collection (e)(ri) Daniel José Older UF - Bone Street Rumba Collection
Otared Mohammad Rabie Th/Sus
The Bell Tower (h2tp) Sarah Rayne M/H - A Nell West and Michael Flint Haunted House Story 6
Conversations with William Gibson (h2tp) Patrick A. Smith SF/F/HC

October 4, 2016
Savant Nik Abnett SF
All Your Wishes Cat Adams UF - The Blood Singer Novels 7
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Box Set: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (e) Douglas Adams SF/M
The Late Breakfasters and Other Strange Stories Robert Aickman GH/Occ/H - Valancourt 20th Century Classics
Otherworld Chills Kelley Armstrong CF - An Otherworld Anthology
Beatlebone (h2tp) Kevin Barry LF/Psy/AH
Level Grind: Justice Calling; Murder of Crows; Pack of Lies; Hunting Season Annie Bellet UF - The Twenty-Sided Sorceress Omnibus 1
Dangerously Charming Deborah Blake PNR - A Broken Riders Novel 1
The Witch and the Dead Heather Blake PCM - Wishcraft Mystery 7
The Tau Empire Braden Campbell
Peter Fehervari
Phill Kelly
Joe Parrino
Andy Smillie
SF - Legends of the Dark Millennium Anthology
The Rise of Io Wesley Chu SF - Io 1
Camelot Rising Michael Clary SF/TT - The Camelot Wars 2
Our Lives Became Unmanageable Jackie Craven F/SF - The Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Prize
Sirius: A Novel About the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History (D) Jonathan Crown LF
Undead and Done MaryJanice Davidson PNR - Queen Betsy 15
Into the Guns William C. Dietz AH/PA/SF - America Rising 1
The Motion of Puppets Keith Donohue H
Air and Darkness (h2mm) David Drake HistF - The Books of the Elements 4
How to Save the World (e) Lexie Dunne UF - Superheroes Anonymous 3
The Devil You Know Erin M. Evans F - Brimstone Angels 6
Castaway Odyssey Eric Flint
Ryk E. Spoor
SF/SO - Boundary 5
The Rift Uprising Amy S. Foster SF - The Rift Uprising Trilogy 1
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 Karen Fowler (Ed)
John Joseph Adams (Series Ed)
SF - Anthology
This Shared Dream Kathleen Ann Goonan AH - Dance Family 2
Feedback Mira Grant SF/AP/PA - Newsflesh 4
The Apartment S. L. Grey H/GH/Th
Ascendant's Rite David Hair F - The Moontide Quartet 4
Ghost Times Two Carolyn Hart PCM - A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel 4
Ghost to the Rescue (h2mm) Carolyn Hart PCM - A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel 3
The Color of Evil (ri) David G. Hartwell (Ed) H - Dark Descent 1 Anthology
An Ancient Peace (h2mm) Tanya Huff SF - Peacekeeper 1
This Is How You Die David Jester H
Paws and Effect Sofie Kelly PCM - Magical Cats 8
A Hard Day's Night Searcher (e) Sherrilyn Kenyon PNR - A Dark-Hunter Story
Ashley Bell (h2mm) Dean Koontz Sus/LF/F
The White Spell Lynn Kurland FR/F - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms 10
Closer to the Chest Mercedes Lackey F/DF - Valdemar: The Herald Spy 3
Closer to the Heart (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F/DF - Valdemar: The Herald Spy 2
The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck (ri) Alexander Laing Occ/Sup - Valancourt 20th Century Classics
Wild Eve Langlais
Kate Douglas
A.C. Arthur
PNR  - Stories
The Wall of Storms Ken Liu F - The Dandelion Dynasty 2
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories (h2tp) Ken Liu SF - Collection
License to Shift Kathy Lyons FR - Grizzlies Gone Wild 2
Stranded Bracken MacLeod SupTh
Tower of Thorns (h2mm) Juliet Marillier HistF - Blacthorn & Grim 2
The Steampunk Tarot: Wisdom from the Gods of the Machine John Matthews
Caitlin Matthews
Fleet Inquisitor Susan R. Matthews SF/SO - Under Jurisdiction Omnibus
Eternal Sonata: A Thriller of the Near Future Jamie Metzl Th
Solar Express (h2mm) L. E. Modesitt, Jr. SF
Angels of Music Kim Newman F
Break the Chains Megan E. O'Keefe F - Scorched Continent 2
A City Dreaming Daniel Polansky CF
Book of the Night: The Black Musketeers Oliver Pötzsch HistF
Invisible Planets Hannu Rajaniemi F - Collection
Legacy of the Demon Diana Rowland CF/UF - Demon Novels/Kara Gillian 8
Shadows of Self (h2mm) Brandon Sanderson F - Mistborn 5
A Feast of Sorrows: Stories Angela Slatter F - Collection
A Very Jaguar Christmas Terry Spear PNR - Heart of the Jaguar 5
Viscera Gabriel Squailia F
The Great Game Lavie Tidhar SP
Cursed (e) Sue Tingey CF - The Soulseer Chronicles 2
Eye of Terra Various SF - The Horus Heresy Anthology
Kurt Vonnegut: The Complete Novels Kurt Vonnegut
Siney Offit (Ed)
Gold Fame Citrus (h2tp) Claire Vaye Watkins Dys/Political/LF
Impersonations Walter Jon Williams SF - A Story of the Praxis
Crosstalk Connie Willis SF/GenEng/R
Yesternight Cat Winters Hist/Occ
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits (h2tp) David Wong SF
Forever After (e)(ri) Roger Zelazny (Ed) SF - Anthology

October 7, 2016
Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn from Them Carl Abbott LC/SF/F
Swift to Chase Laird Barron H - Collection

October 9, 2016
Eternal Frankenstein Ross E. Lockhart (Ed) H - Anthology

October 11, 2016
Sons of Titan (h2tp) David Annandale SF - Grey Knights
Chaosmage Stephen Aryan F - Age of Darkness 3
Hag-Seed Margaret Atwood LF - Hogarth Shakespeare Series
The Apothecary's Curse (D) Barbara Barnett UF/HistF
The Abandoned Heart Laura Benedict Gothic - Bliss House 3
FantasticLand (D) Mike Bockoven H
The Girl with Ghost Eyes (h2mm) M. H. Boroson F/P
Conspiracy of Ravens Lila Bowen HistF - The Shadow 2
Totem Darin Bradley Dys - Dystopian Cluster 3
The Last Days of Salton Academy Jennifer Brozek H
The Scent of Salt & Sand Kristin Cast
P.C. Cast
PNR - An Escaped Novella
Made to Kill (h2tp) Adam Christopher SF - L.A. Trilogy 1
The Librarians and The Lost Lamp Greg Cox CF - The Librarians 1
The Uncrowned King Rowena Cory Daniells F - King Rolen's Kin 2
Irish Ghost Stories David Stuart Davies GH - Macmillan Collector's Library
Empires: The First Battle Gavin Deas SF - Empires
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife Meg Elison SF/AP/PA - The Road to Nowhere 1
Little Sister Death (h2tp) William Gay LF/H/FairyT/FolkT/Gothic
Silver on the Road (h2tp) Laura Anne Gilman HistF - The Devil's West 1
Crimson Death Laurell K. Hamilton F/P/H - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 25
Unhonored Tracy Hickman
Laura Hickman
HistF - The Nightbirds 2
Scratch Steve Himmer SupTh
Not on Fire, but Burning (h2tp) Greg Hrbek Dys/LF/SF/AP/PA
Cat's Cradle (e)(ri) William W. Johnstone H
Watchers In The Woods (e)(ri) William W. Johnstone H
Hammers on Bone Cassandra Khaw F/P
In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816-1914 (h2tp) Leslie S. Klinger (Ed) H - Anthology
The Graveyard Apartment Mariko Koike H
City of Weird: 30 Otherworldly Portland Tales Gigi Little (Ed) SF/F/UF/H - Anthology
Tuskers III: The Omnivore Wars Duncan McGeary H - Tuskers 3
Treachery's Tools L. E. Modesitt, Jr. F - The Imager Portfolio 10
Inspector of the Dead (h2tp) David Morrell Gothic - Thomas and Emily De Quincey 2
The Wraiths of War Mark Morris DF/UF - Obsidian Heart Trilogy 3
The Witch House of Persimmon Point Suzanne Palmieri CW/Gothic
The Comet Seekers (D) Helen Sedgwick LF
Counterpart (e) Hayley Stone SF/GenEng - Machination 2
Legacy of Caliban: The Omnibus Gav Thorpe SF - Legacy of Caliban
The Promise of the Child (h2tp) Tom Toner SF/SO - Amaranthine Spectrum 1
Genrenauts: The Complete Season One Collection (e) Michael R. Underwood SF/F
Blood on the Tracks William Vitka SF/AP/PA - Hellcat 2
The Delphi Effect Rysa Walker SF - The Delphi Trilogy 1

October 12, 2016
Blue is a Darkness Weakened by Light: A Original (e) Sarah McCarry F

October 17, 2016
The Chemical Wedding: by Christian Rosencreutz: A Romance in Eight Days by Johann Valentin Andreae in a New Version (e) John Crowley Meta
Pirate Utopia (e) Bruce Sterling SF

October 18, 2016
Isis Orb Piers Anthony F/Hu - The Xanth Novels 40
The Making of Outlander: The Series: The Official Guide to Seasons One & Two Tara Bennett TV/HistF - Outlander
Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy Jay Bonansinga H - The Walking Dead Series 7
A Closed and Common Orbit (e) Becky Chambers SF/SO - Wayfarers 2
The Watcher of Dead Time Edward Cox F - Relic Guild 3
The Man in the High Castle (ri) Philip K. Dick SF
The Tourist Robert Dickinson LF
The Secret History of Twin Peaks Mark Frost SupTh
The Next (D) Stephanie Gangi CW/GH
Sun Born Kathleen O'Neal Gear W. Michael Gear Hist - North America's Forgotten Past
The Supernaturals David Golemon ParaTh
Immortal Defender (e) Lisa Hendrix PNR - Immortal Brotherhood 3
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (ri) Shirley Jackson LF/H/Gothic - Penguin Orange Collection
Carrier (D) Timothy Johnson SF/AP/PA
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories (h2mm) Stephen King F - Collection
Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer's Week Ursula K. Le Guin Essays
The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin F - Collection
A Gambler's Anatomy Jonathan Lethem LF/Hu/Th
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories H. P. Lovecraft
S. T. Joshi (ed)
H - Penguin Orange Collection
Tankbread 4: Black Snow Paul Mannering SF/AP/PA - Tankbread 4
A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One George R. R. Martin F - A Song of Ice and Fire 1
Exploded View Sam McPheeters CyberP
The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Reference Guide to the Future Michael Okuda
Denise Okuda
TV/SF - Star Trek
The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales Dominik Parisien (Ed)
Navah Wolfe (Ed)
FairyT - Anthology
Everything Belongs to the Future Laurie Penny CyberP
Discworld Diary 2017 Terry Pratchett & Friends
Discworld Emporium
Reanimatrix Pete Rawlik P
Firewalk Chris Roberson UF/SupTh
Of Flame and Light Cecy Robson PNR - Weird Girls 7
Pathfinder Tales: Shy Knives Sam Sykes F - Pathfinder Tales 40
Only the Dead Know Burbank (D) Bradford Tatum H
Radiance (h2tp) Catherynne M. Valente SF/SO
The Mammoth Book of Kaiju Sean Wallace SF - Anthology

October 19, 2016
Dark Reflections (ri) Samuel R. Delany LF
Everything That Isn't Winter: A Tor.Com Original (e) Margaret Killjoy SF
Homefront Horrors: Frights Away From the Front Lines, 1914-1918 Jess Nevins (Ed) H

October 20, 2016
Honour Under Moonlight: A Tale of The God Fragments (e) Tom Lloyd F
The Hammer and the Goat (e) Peter Newman DF - Vagrant Short Story
Bridging Infinity (e) Jonathan Strahan (Ed) SF - The Infinity Project Anthology

October 25, 2016
Roboute Guilliman: Lord of Ultramar David Annandale SF - The Horus Heresy: Primarchs 1
Mortal Sins (e) Michelle Belanger DF/UF - Shadowside Novella
Charlotte's Story (h2tp) Laura Benedict SupTh - Bliss House 2
The Terranauts T. C. Boyle Hist
Lost Gods Brom DF
Wicked Weeds: A Zombie Novel Pedro Cabiya
Jessica Ernst Powell
The Plague of Swords Miles Cameron F - The Traitor Son Cycle 4
Bohemian Gospel (h2tp) Dana Chamblee Carpenter Hist - Bohemian Gospel 1
Arrival (e) Ted Chiang SF - Stories of Your Live MTI
2001: A Space Odyssey (ri) Arthur C. Clarke SF - Penguin Galaxy
Our Lady of the Ice (h2tp) Cassandra Rose Clarke SF
Goodnight Batcave Dave Croatto
Tom Richmond (Illus)
Doctor Who: Supreme Dalek and Illustrated Book: With Light and Sound Richard Dinnick SF - Doctor Who
Altered Starscape Ian Douglas SF - Andromedan Dark 1
Dracula vs. Hitler Patrick Sheane Duncan HistF/SupTh
Angel in Chains Cynthia Eden PNR - Fallen 3
The Hanged Man (h2tp) P. N. Elrod SP
Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman Fict/F
Neuromancer (ri) William Gibson CyberP - Penguin Galaxy
The Devil Will Come Justin Gustainis H - Collection
Shadowsword Guy Haley SF - Astra Militarum
Stranger in a Strange Land (ri) Robert A. Heinlein SF - Penguin Galaxy
Dune (ri) Frank Herbert SF - Penguin Galaxy
Cat's Eye (e)(ri) William W. Johnstone H
Dark Detectives: An Anthology of Supernatural Mysteries (tp2mm) Stephen Jones (Ed) F/DF/M - Anthology
Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan
Amy Romanczuk
F - Wheel of Time
Black Ice Burning A. R. Kahler UF - Pale Queen Series 3
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (ri) Stephen King Sus - The Dark Tower 1
The Left Hand of Darkness (ri) Ursula K. Le Guin SF - Penguin Galaxy
Coldbrook Tim Lebbon H/SF/AP/PA
The Shards of Heaven (h2tp) Michael Livingston HistF - The Shards of Heaven 1
Hallow Point (tp2mm) Ari Marmell UF/DF - A Mick Oberon Job 2
Cloak of War Rhonda Mason F/CF/SF/SO - Empress Game Trilogy 2
The Star of the Sea Una McCormack SF/SO - Weird Space 2
Faller Will McIntosh SF
Prey: Book Two: The Jackal's Trick John Jackson Miller SF - Star Trek
Certain Dark Things Silvia Moreno-Garcia CF
Onward, Drake! (h2tp) Mark L. Van Name (Ed) SF - Anthology
The Famished Road (e)(ri) Ben Okri MR/LF
The Immortal's Guide S.C. Parris DF - The Dark World 2
The Two Swords S.C. Parris DF - The Dark World 3
Doctor Who: The Whoniverse: The Untold History of Space and Time Justin Richards
George Mann
TV - Doctor Who
Cast in Flight Michelle Sagara F/M - Chronicles of Elantra 12
Hero: Homecoming, Book III R. A. Salvatore F - Homecoming 3
DemonWars: First Heroes: The Highwayman and The Ancient (e) R. A. Salvatore F - Saga of the First King 1
Shadow of Ullanor Rob Sanders SF - The Beast Arises 11
The Stairway to the Sun & Dance of the Comets: Four Fairy Tales of Home and One Astral Pantomime Paul Scheerbart SF/LF
The British Lion (h2tp) Tony Schumacher AH/Th
Isra-Isle: A Novel Nava Semel SH
Kris Longknife: Bold Mike Shepherd SF - Kris Longknife 14
A Vampire's Hunger Carla Susan Smith PNR - Vampire's Promise 4
The Blood Mirror Brent Weeks F - Lightbringer 4
Every Mountain Made Low (D) Alex White F
The Once and Future King (ri) T. H. White F - Penguin Galaxy
A Taste of Honey Kai Ashante Wilson F
Dragon and Thief (ri) Timothy Zahn SF - Dragonback 1

October 28, 2016
The Machine Society: Rich or Poor. They Want You To Be a Prisoner (D) Mike Brooks Dys

October 31, 2016
A Long December Richard Chizmar H - Collection
Six Scary Stories Stephen King (Selected by) H - Anthology
The Madness of Dr. Caligari Joseph S. Pulver (Ed) H - Anthology

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

AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CW - Contemporary Women
CyberP - CyberPunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F _ Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
Fict - Fiction
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Friday, September 30, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 2

This is the second in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published since their last update. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year that author was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.

Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 4 here
Part 9 here Part 19 here Part 29 here Part 39 here Part 49 here
Part 10 here Part 20 here Part 30 here Part 40 here Part 50 here

Saladin Ahmed (2012)
Madeline Ashby (2012)
Matthew Kressel (2015)
Cat Rambo (2015)
Nisi Shawl (2016)

Cyber World – Tales of Humanity’s Tomorrow
Jason Heller (2012) and Joshua Viola, Editors
Hex Publishers, November 8, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 260 pages

Cybernetics. Neuroscience. Nanotechnology. Genetic engineering. Hacktivism. Transhumanism. The world of tomorrow is already here, and the technological changes we all face have inspired a new wave of stories to address our fears, hopes, dreams, and desires as Homo sapiens evolve—or not—into their next incarnation. Cyber World presents diverse tales of humanity’s tomorrow, as told by some of today’s most gripping science fiction visionaries.

Edited by Hugo Award winner Jason Heller and Joshua Viola.

[For more information and a TOC see this post at Amazing Stories.]

Brooklyn Ann (2013)

His Ruthless Bite
Scandals With Bite 4
Broken Angels, April 15, 2016
eBook and Trade Paperback, 272 pages

The Lord Vampire of Rochester doesn’t do a favor without a price. And now it’s time to collect.

Gavin Drake, Baron of Darkwood is being pestered by nosy neighbors and matchmaking mothers of the mortal nobility. To escape their scrutiny, he concludes that it’s time to take a wife. After witnessing the young vampire Lenore’s loyalty to the Lord of London, he decides she is sufficient for the role.

After surviving kidnapping and abuse from rogue vampires, Lenore Graves wants to help other women recover from their inner wounds. She befriends physician John Elliotson and uses her vampire powers to aid him in using mesmerism on his patients. When the Lord Vampire of London declares that Lenore is the price the Lord Vampire of Rochester demands for aiding him in battle the previous year, she is terrified. Will all of her healing and hard work be destroyed by Ruthless Rochester? And yet, she can’t suppress stirrings of desire at the memory of their potent encounter.

After Gavin assures her that the marriage will be in name only, Lenore reluctantly accepts Gavin’s proposal rather than face potential animosity from her new lord. Determined to continue her work, she invites John Elliotson to Rochester. As they help women recover from traumas, Lenore explores her own inner turmoil and examines her attraction to her husband.

Gavin quickly realizes his marriage is a mistake. His new baroness’s involvement with the mesmerist is damaging his reputation among mortals and vampires alike. He knows he should put a stop to Lenore’s antics— yet her tender heart is warming his own and tempting him to make her his bride in truth.

As Lenore and Gavin’s relationship blossoms, the leader of a gang of rogue vampires embarks on a quest for vengeance against Gavin… using Lenore as his key.

With Vengeance
Hearts of Metal 2
Boroughs Publishing Group, May 18, 2016
eBook and Trade Paperback, 194 pages

Katana James is about to become the studio guitarist for her favorite heavy metal band ever—and meet the musicians, music, and man of her dreams.


Twenty-three year old Katana James can shred on the guitar. Not that anyone would know, as she’s spent most of her time working on a popular news and gossip website for Heavy Metal fans since her own band broke up. But her dreams are in reach when she gets an audition to play with her favorite band, Bleeding Vengeance. Kat won’t let her gender, her anxiety disorder, or even the pranks of a malicious stalker stand in her way. The only thing to threaten her focus? A growing fascination with the group’s brilliant, mysterious bass player.


Klement Burke has always been the heart, soul and brain of Bleeding Vengeance. He’s the kind of rock star who stays in the shadows, a perfectionist more interested in satisfying his brain than other parts of his body. Until he auditions Katana James. At first it seemed a perfect idea, as he’s been aware of her talent for some time. But meeting her in the flesh ignites thoughts far from professional. Despite the conflict of work, the odds against her falling for a geek like him, and a secret he’s been hiding, his heart, body and soul now belong to Kat.

Unleashing Desire
Brides of Prophecy 4
Broken Angels, August 16, 2016
eBook and Trade Paperback, 308 pages

A setup so perfect… it might just be fate.

Radu Nicolae has spent centuries in a guilt-induced hibernation beneath the ruins of his family castle. The only time he awakens is to feast on the occasional vampire hunter. When Lillian Holmes invades his lair, trying to kill him for a crime he did not commit, he decides it is time to rejoin the world. As he feeds on the inept, but delectable hunter and sees her memories, he realizes that he is being used as a weapon to murder her. Radu does not like being used.

Agent Lillian Holmes, of the Abnormal Investigation Unit, is sent on a mission to kill the vampire who murdered her father. But when she tries to stake Radu, he awakens. When his fangs sink into her throat, she thinks she’s a goner. To her surprise, she wakes up a prisoner. Furthermore, Radu did not kill her father. The AIU killed Joe Holmes and sent Lillian to Radu to die.

Together, they strike a bargain: Lillian will help Radu travel to the United States to reunite with his long lost twin brother. In return, he will help her take down the men who killed her father. As their relationship deepens on their journey, so does the danger. Not only must they keep government agents from finding out that Lillian is alive, but she also has a secret that will rock the foundations of the vampire world. 

Jill Archer (2012)

Pocket Full of Tinder
Noon Onyx 4
Black Willow
Word Count: ~ 85,000
Cover Artist: Rebecca Frank

Noon Onyx is back! In this long-awaited fourth installment, Jill Archer returns readers to the dangerous world of Halja, where demons, angels, and humans coexist in an uneasy state of détente.

Maegester-in-Training Noon Onyx feels like she’s done it all – mastered fiery magic, become an adept fighter, learned the law, killed countless demons, and survived having her heart broken by both love and an arrow, but now she’ll face her greatest challenge yet…

Far to the north lies an outpost famous for its unrest – Rockthorn Gorge. The town’s patron has specifically requested Noon’s help. Her assignment? Help the neophyte demon lord build his fiefdom and keep what’s his. The problem? Lord Aristos – Noon’s new employer – is her erstwhile lover, Ari Carmine, the aforementioned heartbreaker. And the number one thing he wants is her.

When Rockthorn Gorge’s viaduct is destroyed by Displodo, an enigmatic bomber, killing a dozen settlers and wounding scores more, Noon sets off early to aid in the search and rescue. Ari is listed among the missing and the suspects are legion. But Noon’s search is just the beginning. Her journey forces Noon to confront not only those she loves, but also enemies hell-bent on destroying them.

Stephen Aryan (2015)

Age of Darkness 2
Orbit, April 12, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 528 pages

The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.

BYRNE is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders in which the corpse was drained entirely of life.

FRAY's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father, years before.

CHOSS is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld that threatens to turn the streets red with rivers of blood.

KATJA is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties and destroy the fragile peace in the city for ever.

Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.

Age of Darkness 3
Orbit, October 11, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages

The final book in the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Battlemage - expect fireball-filled battles, otherworldy enemies, and heroically powerful mages

Voechenka is a city under siege. Decimated by the Battlemage War, its dead now walk the city at night, attacking survivors, calling their names and begging the living to join them beyond the grave.

Tammy is a watchman sent to the city to investigate, so the ruling powers can decide whether to help Voechenka or leave it to its grisly fate.

Zannah is a pariah in Voechenka - making up for her people's war crimes by protecting refugees who fear her far more than they fear their unearthly attackers.

Balfruss is a scholar, a traveler . . . and the infamous mage who single-handedly ended the war.

No one else may enter or leave the city - so if this ragtag group of survivors can't figure out what is going on, they'll live out their last few, short days within its walls.
And night is coming on fast . . .

Madeline Asbhy (2012)

Company Town
Tor Books, July 18, 2017
Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Hardcover and eBook, May 17,2016

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Edward Ashton (2015)

Midnight in Absheron: Digital Science Fiction Short Story
Digital Science Fiction, August 18, 2016
Kindle eBook, 25 pages

Midnight in Absheron
By Edward Ashton
Digital Science Fiction Short Story
Presented by

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What's Up for the Debut Author Challenge Authors? - Part 1

This is the first in this new series of updates about formerly featured Debut Author Challenge authors and their works published since their last update. The year in parentheses after the author's name is the year that author was featured in the Debut Author Challenge.

Part 1 here Part 11 here Part 21 here Part 31 here Part 41 here
Part 2 here Part 12 here Part 22 here Part 32 here Part 42 here
Part 3 here Part 13 here Part 23 here Part 33 here Part 43 here
Part 4 here Part 14 here Part 24 here Part 34 here Part 44 here
Part 5 here Part 15 here Part 25 here Part 35 here Part 45 here
Part 6 here Part 16 here Part 26 here Part 36 here Part 46 here
Part 7 here Part 17 here Part 27 here Part 37 here Part 47 here
Part 8 here Part 18 here Part 28 here Part 38 here Part 4 here
Part 9 here Part 19 here Part 29 here Part 39 here Part 49 here
Part 10 here Part 20 here Part 30 here Part 40 here Part 50 here

Ben Aaronovitch (2011)

Rivers of London: Volume 2 - Night Witch
    Ben Aaronovitch (Author), Andrew Cartmel (Author), Lee Sullivan (Illustrator)
Titan Comics, November 1, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 128 pages

CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel conjured forth from the bestselling series of supernatural police procedural crime novels!

Press-ganged into helping a Russian oligarch hunt his missing daughter, PC Peter Grant and his boss, Thomas Nightingale, London's only wizarding cops, find themselves caught up in a battle between Russian gunmen, a monstrous forest creature - and their nemesis: The Faceless Man. But as Grant and Nightingale close in on the missing girl, they discover that nothing about this case is what it seems!

When the young daughter of a wealthy Russian ogliarch is seemingly kidnapped by mythical monster the Leshy, Peter and Nightingale must delve further into the supernatural than ever before to find the truth, before it's too late for the girl. But there is something off about this case. For one, Leshies don't exist. Two, if they did, they certainly wouldn't be found in Kent, England! The magical special unit must enlist the help of Varvara Sidorovna Tamonina, Night Witch by name and nature! But will they uncover something even more sinister along the way?

The Hanging Tree
Rivers of London 6
DAW, January 31, 2017
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Ania Ahlborn (2012)

The Devil Crept In
Gallery Books, February 7, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

An unforgettable horror novel from bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn—hailed as a writer of “some of the most promising horror I’ve encountered in years” (New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire)—in which a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years.

Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They’re well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark’s youth, he knows that, too; he’s seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend.

That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes…and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn—and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine.

Nina Allan (2016)

The Art of Space Travel
    A Tor.Com Original
Tor Books, July 27, 2016
eBook, 32 pages

"The Art of Space Travel" by Nina Allan is a science fiction novelette. In 2047, a first manned mission to Mars ended in tragedy. Thirty years later, a second expedition is preparing to launch. As housekeeper of the hotel where two of the astronauts will give their final press statements, Emily finds the mission intruding upon her thoughts more and more. Emily's mother, Moolie, has a message to give her, but Moolie's memories are fading. As the astronauts' visit draws closer, the unearthing of a more personal history is about to alter Emily's world forever.

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

Five Stories High
    By K. J. Parker, Sarah Lotz, Robert Shearman, Tade Thompson and Nina Allan
    Edited by: Jonathan Oliver
Solaris, December 6, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 320 pages

One house, five hauntings, five chilling stories.

Five Stories High is a collection of five novellas each set in the same house – Irongrove Lodge. This five storey Georgian mansion, once a grand detached property, has now been split into five apartments.  This is a building with history, the very bricks and grounds imbued with the pasts of those who have walked these corridors, lived in these rooms.

Five extraordinary writers open the doors, revealing ghosts both past and present in a collection that promises to be as intriguing as it is terrifying.

Featuring novellas by Sarah Lotz, JK Parker, Nina Allan, Robert Shearman and Tade Thompson.

Nina Allan (2016)
Charlie Jane Anders (2016)
Ken Liu (2015)

Drowned Worlds
    Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Solaris, July 12, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

The brand new anthology from multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan, featuring stories set in futures wracked by the deluge, from some the best writers in SF, including Kim Stanley Robinson, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Charlie Jane Anders, Lavie Tidhar, Jeffrey Ford, and James Morrow.

We stand at the beginning of one of the greatest ecological disasters in the time on Man. The world is warming and seas are rising.  We may deny it, but we can’t hide when the water comes. Already the streets of Miami flood regularly and Mick Jones looks more and more prescient when he sang that “London is drowning and I, I live by the river!” all those years ago.

And yet water is life. It brings change. Where one thing is wiped away, another rises in its place.  There has always been romance and adventure in the streets of a drowned London or on gorgeous sailing cities spanning a submerged world, sleek ships exploring as land gets ever rarer.

Drowned Worlds looks at the future we might have if the oceans rise, good or bad.  Here you’ll find stories of action, adventure, romance and, yes, warning and apocalypse. Stories inspired by Ballard’s The Drowned World, Sterling’s Islands in the Net, and Ryman’s The Child Garden.  Stories that allow that things may get worse, but remembers that such times also bring out the best in us all.

G.T. Almasi (2012)

Talon of Scorpio
A Novel of the Shadowstorm 3
Hydra, March 21, 2017
eBook, 352 pages

Superagent Alix Nico returns in a new Shadowstorm thriller from the author of Blades of Winter, which was hailed as “a hell-bent-for-leather mash-up of spy novel and science fiction” by Jason Bourne novelist Eric Van Lustbader.

Alix Nico, code-named Scarlet, is a one-woman demolition derby. As a top American Level, she’s a cybernetically and biologically enhanced operative fighting a Cold War among the forces of freedom, a Soviet Union that never fell, a China hungry for power, and a Germany that emerged from World War II more powerful than ever.

There’s a mole within ExOps, the covert agency responsible for the security of the United States, who has been working to decapitate the organization’s leadership. And when treason strikes, Scarlet and her partner, Darwin, find themselves matched against a rogue Level known as Talon, a merciless killing machine whose augmentations place her in a league of her own. But behind Talon lurks the real enemy, a traitor whose thirst for control threatens to upset the fragile balance of mutually assured destruction that has kept the four Great Powers from breaking into open warfare—until now.

Charlie Jane Anders (2016)

All the Birds in the Sky
Tor Books, April 11, 2017
Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Hardcover and eBook, January 26, 2016

[Description not yet available for the Trade Paperback Edition]

Charlie Jane Anders (2016)
Ken Liu (2015)

Bridging Infinity
    Edited by Jonathan Strahan
Infinity Project 5
Solaris, November 8, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages


Sense of wonder is the lifeblood of science fiction. When we encounter something on a truly staggering scale - metal spheres wrapped around stars, planets rebuilt and repurposed, landscapes re-engineered, starships bigger than worlds - the only response we have is reverence, admiration, and possibly fear at something that is grand, sublime, and extremely powerful.

Bridging Infinity puts humanity at the heart of that experience, as builder, as engineer, as adventurer, reimagining and rebuilding the world, the solar system, the galaxy and possibly the entire universe in some of the best science fiction stories you will experience.

Bridging Infinity continues the award-winning Infinity Project series of anthologies with new stories from Alastair Reynolds, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Baxter, Charlie Jane Anders, Tobias S.Buckell, Karen Lord, Karin Lowachee, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Gregory Benford, Larry Liven, Robert Reed, Pamela Sargent, Allen Steele, Pat Murphy, Paul Doherty, An Owomoyela, Thoraiya Dyer and Ken Liu.