Thursday, April 02, 2020

Nintendo Download, April 2, 2020: Good Job, Fantastic Four!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Good Job! As the clumsy child of a CEO, you must climb the corporate ladder, one wacky puzzle at a time. Complete tasks in multiple ways as you experiment with interactive environments – a projector can be wheeled gently through an electric door … unless, of course, you want to catapult it through a wall. You may knock over a priceless item or two in the process, but as long as you get the job done, you’re one step closer to reaching the executive suite! Solve challenging puzzles, alone or in two-player mode, in this hilarious new game from Nintendo.
    • MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order Expansion Pass – Pack 3: Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom – It’s Doctor Doom vs. Marvel’s first family. This new pack* lets you assemble your Ultimate Team with the addition of Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing as playable characters. Fight through a new story campaign that takes your team of Marvel Super Heroes through the kingdom of Latveria for a showdown with Doctor Doom. Will Doom prevail by unleashing cosmic forces the likes of which have never been seen? The Fantastic Four may be the only ones who hold the key to victory.
Nintendo eShop sales:
  •  Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:
*Full version of game required to use DLC; sold separately.

Covers Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors

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

Nigel Foster (2017)

Netherspace 3
Titan Books, May 12, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

The epic SF trilogy concludes with a mind-blowing exploration of space as the truth of the Originators is revealed and the future of humanity is decided amongst the stars; a fate forged deep in the secret history of our past.

the ability to visualise a future outcome and how to achieve or avoid it. It is thought by some to be associated with quantum entanglement and possibility/probability fields.
Pre-cog based societies dislike any form of change. Their over-riding instinct is to control or destroy anything that affects the status quo.
This includes creativity in all its forms.

It wasn’t much of an army to save Earth from alien, pre-cog domination. Only three people: an heiress, a sociopathic artist and their leader, a female licensed assassin. But time has run out. The artificial intelligences - alien artefacts - that run Earth and its colonies are going mad. Long held human grudges, suspicions and fears have erupted in violence throughout the world.

Earth’s own pre-cogs have seen the trio victorious…maybe. For Kara Jones, the assassin, it is a time of chaos made worse by the absence of Tatia Nerein, the heiress now warrior who is following her own dangerous path across alien worlds, and Marc Keislack, who stepped into netherspace, the dimension that allows star travel. Kara searches for a way to snatch her people back from a hostile galaxy even as she is assailed by doubts. But loyalty is everything and she will sacrifice anything to find her comrades and complete a mission she barely understands.

And ultimately discover the truth about the aliens…a revelation no greater than the truth she learns about herself.

Netherspace 1
Netherspace 2

Marko Kloos (2014)

Berlin Is Never Berlin: A Original
A Wild Cards Story
Tor Books, May 6, 2020
eBook, 56 pages

For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history. "Berlin is Never Berlin" by Marko Kloos draws upon the seedier side of the city, beyond the dance club lights and all-night parties, as one bodyguard with a certain feline distinction goes on the prowl....

Khan only had one job: chauffuer and guard an American weathly socialite and her friends. When his client Natalie Scuderi gets nabbed by the Georgian mafia, this joker-ace has no choice but to go underground and rescue her.

"Losing the man’s daughter on the job would be a fatal black mark on his professional resume. Khan had never lost a client, and he wasn’t about to start a habit."

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

The Palladium Wars 2
47North, May 26, 2020
Hardcover, Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 318 pages

“I gulped down Ballistic in one long read, staying awake half the night, and now I want the next one!” —George R. R. Martin

There is a personal price to pay for having aligned with the wrong side in a reckless war. For Aden Jansen it’s the need to adopt a new identity while keeping his past hidden. Now he’s integrated himself aboard the Zephyr, a merchant ship smuggling critical goods through dangerous space. But danger is imminent on planet Gretia, as well. Under occupation, torn between postwar reformers and loyalists, it’s a polestar for civil unrest.

Meanwhile an occupation forces officer is pulled right back into the fray when the battle alarm is raised, an ambitious heiress is entangled in a subversive political conspiracy, and an Allied captain is about to meet the enemy head-on.

As Aden discovers, the insurgents on Gretia—and in space—are connected, organized, and ready to break into full-scale rebellion. History is threatening to repeat itself. It’s time that Aden rediscovers who he is, whom he can trust, and what he must fight for now.

The Palladium Wars 1

Laura Lam (2016)

Orbit, May 5, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 352 pages

A gripping science fiction thriller where five women task themselves with ensuring the survival of the human race; perfect for readers of The Martian, The Power, and Station Eleven.

Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation.

It's humanity's last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie's surrogate daughter and the ship's botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this - to step out of Valerie's shadow and really make a difference.

But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi begins to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret - and realizes time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared . . .

Goldilocks is The Handmaid's Tale meets The Martian - a bold and thought-provoking new high-concept thriller.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

2020 Debut Author Challenge - April Debuts

There are 7 debut novels for April 2020.

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

The April 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 April cover for the 2020 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will take place starting on April 15, 2020.

Ali Araghi

The Immortals of Tehran
Melville House, April 7, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

As a child living in his family’s apple orchard, Ahmad Torkash-Vand treasures his great-great-great-great grandfather’s every mesmerizing word. On the day of his father’s death, Ahmad listens closely as the seemingly immortal elder tells him the tale of a centuries-old family curse . . . and the boy’s own fated role in the story.

Ahmad grows up to suspect that something must be interfering with his family, as he struggles to hold them together through decades of famine, loss, and political turmoil in Iran. As the world transforms around him, each turn of Ahmad’s life is a surprise: from street brawler, to father of two unusually gifted daughters; from radical poet, to politician with a target on his back. These lives, and the many unforgettable stories alongside his, converge and catch fire at the center of the Revolution.

Exploring the brutality of history while conjuring the astonishment of magical realism, The Immortals of Tehran is a novel about the incantatory power of words and the revolutionary sparks of love, family, and poetry—set against the indifferent, relentless march of time.

Camilla Bruce

You Let Me In
Tor Books, April 21, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 256 pages

You Let Me In delivers a stunning tale from debut author Camilla Bruce, combining the sinister domestic atmosphere of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects with the otherwordly thrills of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Cassandra Tipp is dead...or is she?

After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy—everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie's infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far).

Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body—just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript.

Then again, there are enough bodies in her past—her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowelment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother.

Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story—but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods—and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare...

Hao Jingfang
Ken Liu (Translator)

Gallery / Saga Press, April 14, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 608 pages

A century after the Martian war of independence, a group of kids are sent to Earth as delegates from Mars, but when they return home, they are caught between the two worlds, unable to reconcile the beauty and culture of Mars with their experiences on Earth in this spellbinding novel from Hugo Award–winning author Hao Jingfang.

This genre-bending novel is set on Earth in the wake of a second civil war…not between two factions in one nation, but two factions in one solar system: Mars and Earth. In an attempt to repair increasing tensions, the colonies of Mars send a group of young people to live on Earth to help reconcile humanity. But the group finds itself with no real home, no friends, and fractured allegiances as they struggle to find a sense of community and identity, trapped between two worlds.

Fans of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go and Naomi Alderman’s The Power will fall in love with this novel about lost innocence, an uncertain future, and never feeling at home, no matter where you are in the universe. Translated by Ken Liu, bestselling author of The Paper Menagerie and translator of Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem, Vagabonds is the first novel from Hao Jingfang, the first Chinese woman to ever win the esteemed Hugo Award.

RB Kelly

Edge of Heaven
Newcon Press, April 14, 2020
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 370 pages

2119: The bi-level city of Creo Basse towers over the wastelands of central France. Built as a permanent relocation centre for the dispossessed, Creo has become a hotbed of simmering resentment and unrest. The authorities keep tight control, not least because outlawed a-nauts (artificial humans) are known to hide among its citizenry.

In the dark, honeycomb districts of the lower city, Boston Turrow is searching desperately for black-market meds for his epileptic sister when he encounters one of the many ways Creo can kill a person. His unlikely rescuer is Danae Grant, a woman recently made homeless when the bloc she lived in was condemned. Danae knows people, Boston knows where she can stay...

The tinderbox that is Creo catches light when a deadly plague erupts among the populace. Is it really a terrorist weapon unleashed by the a-nauts as the authorities claim, or does that just hide a deeper, darker secret? Danae and Boston are determined to survive, if only to discover the truth; of course, that might be easier said than done...

RB Kelly's stunning debut novel, Edge of Heaven, is the winner of the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair Award.

Corry L. Lee

Weave the Lightning
Solaris, April 7, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 400 pages

Russian-inspired epic of magical revolution & romance

Empire. Revolution. Magic.

Gerrit is the son of Bourshkanya’s Supreme-General. Despite his powerful storm-affinity and the State’s best training, he can’t control his magic. To escape the brutal consequences, he flees.

Celka is a travelling circus performer, hiding both her link to the underground and her storm-affinity from the prying eyes of the secret police. But Gerrit’s arrival threatens to expose everything: her magic, her family, and the people they protect.

The storms have returned, and everything will change.

Veronica Roth

The Chosen Ones
John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 7, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 432 pages
(D - Adult)


Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One, and his weapon of choice—catastrophic events known as Drains—leveled cities and claimed thousands of lives. Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat him.

After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal . . . for everyone but them. After all, what do you do when you’re the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is now fulfilled?

Of the five, Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD—and her huge attitude problem—but really, she’s hiding secrets from them. secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her.

On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold—bigger than the world itself.

And this time, fighting back might take more than Sloane has to give.

Matthew Ward

Legacy of Ash
The Legacy Trilogy 1
Orbit, April 7, 2020
Trade Paperback and eBook, 800 pages

Legacy of Ash is an unmissable fantasy debut–an epic tale of intrigue and revolution, soldiers and assassins, ancient magic and the eternal clash of empires.

A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

Ruling families — once protectors of justice and democracy — now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.

Viktor Akadra is the Republic’s champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic.

Josiri Trelan is Viktor’s sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother’s failed rebellion.

And yet Calenne Trelan, Josiri’s sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the family name.

As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their home. Yet decades of bad blood are not easily set aside. And victory — if it comes at all — will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined.

April 2020 Releases

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

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

April 1, 2020
The Bald Giants Maurice Renard
Edmond Haraucourt
SF - Anthology
Cosmic Crust: A Original Alex Sherman SF
Now, Then, and Everywhen Rysa Walker SF/TT/AH - Chronos Origins 1
The Debt Collector Shou Wang
John Frederick Franz (Tr)
LF/AB - Penguin Specials

April 2, 2020
The Center Of The Earth (Ke) Greig Beck SF

April 4, 2020
The Phoenix Law: Author's Preferred Edition C. E. Murphy EspTh/SF - The Strongbox Chronicles 3

April 7, 2020
The Immortals of Tehran (D) Ali Araghi MR/Pol/Sagas
The Red-Stained Wings (h2tp) Elizabeth Bear F - Lotus Kingdoms 2
Malicroix Henri Bosco
Joyce Zonana (Tr)
Dark Age (h2tp) Pierce Brown SF/Dys - Red Rising 5
Secrets in the Dark Darcy Coates H/Occ/Sup/AP/PA/SupTh/Dys - Black Winter 2
Dark Star Rising Bennett R. Coles SF - Blackwood & Virtue 2
Overruled! Hank Davis (Ed) SF - Anthology
Halo: Oblivion: A Master Chief Story Troy Denning SF - HALO 26
A Tale of Truths Berit Ellingsen F
A Time of Courage John Gwynne F/HistF - Of Blood & Bone 3
Fantastic Hope Laurell K. Hamilton  (Ed)
William McCaskey (Ed)
Dys/F/SF - Anthology
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires Grady Hendrix H/SupTh/Southern
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 36
SF/F - Anthology - Writers of the Future  36
Eden Tim Lebbon SupTh/H/SF
Weave The Lightning (D) Corry L. Lee F
The Beetle (ri) Richard Marsh H/Gothic/Sus/SupTh
Middlegame (h2tp) Seanan McGuire CF/DF
The Obsoletes (h2tp) Simeon Mills SF
The Age of Witches Louisa Morgan Occ/Sup/HistF/HistR
Starborn and Godsons Larry Niven
Jerry Pournelle
Steven Barnes
SF - Heorot 3
The Time Seer Richard Phillips F - Endarian Prophecy 5
The Malevolent Volume Justin Phillip Reed Poetry
Mystery of Collinwood Marilyn Ross Occ/Gothic - Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint Volume 4
Strangers at Collins House Marilyn Ross Occ/Gothic - Dark Shadows the Complete Paperback Library Reprint Volume 3
Chosen Ones (D-Adult) Veronica Roth CF
Bonds of Brass Emily Skrutskie SF/SO - The Bloodright Trilogy 1
The Glass Magician Caroline Stevermer HistF/RF
Titan's Day Dan Stout The Carter Archives 2
Temptation Janos Szekely UF/DF
The Nothing Girl Jodi Taylor RF/HU - Frogmorton Farm 1
The Ancestor Danielle Trussoni LF
Legacy of Ash (D) Matthew Ward F - Legacy Trilogy 1

April 8, 2020
Little Free Library: A Original (e) Naomi Kritzer UF

April 14, 2020
Simantov Asaf Ashery SF/PP/Occ/Sup
A Strange Country Muriel Barbery LF/HistF/VisM
The City Where We Once Lived (h2tp) Eric Barnes Dys
A Life Without End Frédéric Beigbeder
Frank Wynne (Tr)
Sunspot Jungle: Volume Two: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction (2) Bill Campbell (Ed) SF/F - Anthology
The Book of Koli M. R. Carey SF/AP/PA/Dys/LF - Rampart Trilogy 1
The Eyelid S. D. Chrostowska Pol/MR
The Unsettling Stars Alan Dean Foster SF - Star Trek
The Annotated American Gods Neil Gaiman CF
Unforeseen: Stories (h2tp) Molly Gloss SS
Lake Like a Mirror Sok Fong Ho
Natascha Bruce (Tr)
Vagabonds (D) Hao Jingfang
Ken Liu (Tr)
Edge of Heaven (D - US) RB Kelly SF
Bubblegum Adam Levin LF/SF/HU
Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation (h2tp) Ken Liu (Ed, Tr) SF - Anthology
The Reign of the Kingfisher (h2tp) T.J. Martinson Th/SH
The Caretakers Eliza Maxwell Gothic/Psy
The Unsuitable Molly Pohlig LF/Hist/BlHu/Gothic
The Mistress of Illusions Michael D. Resnick F/DF - Dreamscape Trilogy  2
Bone Silence Alastair Reynolds SF/SO/SE - Revenger Universe 3
The Last Emperox John Scalzi SF/SO - Interdependency 3
The Crown Lord William Sirls AH/Pol/CH/Cr
Sons of War Nicholas Sansbury Smith SF/AP/PA - Sons of War 1
The Something Girl Jodi Taylor F/HU - Frogmorton Farm
Kirby: Art & Style Collection Various Art/SF/F
The Stolen Bicycle Ming-Yi Wu
Darryl Strek (Tr)
Queen Timothy Zahn SF/SO/AC - Sibyl's War 3

April 15, 2020
Don't F[Bleep]k with the Coloureds Andre Duza AB/H/SF
Go Fish: A Original (e) Ian Rogers H
The Slave Yards Najwa Bin Shatwan
Nancy Roberts (Tr)
Dys/LF - Middle East Literature In Translation
Water Must Fall Nick Wood SF/PA

April 16, 2020
A Collection of Dreamscapes Christina Sng Poetry
Lady of Shadows (e) Breanna Teintze F/HU/RF

April 17, 2020
Toby Chalmers Hits a New Low Jeremy Thompson SF

April 21, 2020
According to Kovac Andrew Bannister SF - Robot Dreams 1
Alchemy of Glass Barbara Barnett HistF
Shorefall Robert Jackson Bennett F/UF - The Founders Trilogy 2
You Let Me In (D) Camilla Bruce Th/PsyTh/Gothic
The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir Peter Carlaftes (Ed) Spec - Anthology
Ship of Fates Caitlin Chung HistF
The Binding (h2tp) Bridget Collins LF
Master Class Christina Dalcher Dys/Sys/CW
Race the Sands Sarah Beth Durst F
The Moon Always Rising Alice C. Early LF/CW/FL/CRo/MR/CH
Lilith - Hollywood Monsters (e) Dana Fredsti DF/UF/H
Little Digs Lisa L. Hannett F
Looking Glass Christina Henry DF/FairyT/FolkT/LM - The Chronicles of Alice 3
Gears of War: Bloodlines Jason M. Hough SF/MTI
Velocities: Stories Kathe Koja SS
The Cerulean Queen Sarah Kozloff F - The Nine Realms 4
The Girl and the Stars Mark Lawrence F/DF - The Book of the Ice1
Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier HistF/FolkT/FairyT/LM - Sevenwaters 1
Life for Sale Yukio Mishima Psy/AB - Vintage International
We Are Mayhem (h2tp) Michael Moreci SF/SO - Black Star Renegades 2
Lanny (h2tp) Max Porter LF/MR/Typography
Aurora Rising (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/Cr/M/GenEng/HSF/SO - The Perfect Dreyfus Emergencies 1
Absolution Gap (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO  - Revelation Space 4
Pushing Ice (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO
Galactic North (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO - Revelation Space
Redemption Ark (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO - Revelation Space 3
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO - Revelation Space
Chasm City (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO - Revelation Space 2
House of Suns (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO
Revelation Space (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO - Revelation Space 1
Century Rain (e) Alastair Reynolds SF/HSF/SE/SO
The Ranger of Marzanna Jon Skovron F/RF - Goddess War 1
Creatures of Charm and Hunger Molly Tanzer HistF - Diabolist's Library 3
Blindsight Peter Watts SF/HSF/AC - Firefall 1
Repo Virtual Corey J. White SF/CyP

April 22, 2020
The Night Sun: A Original (e) Zin E. Rocklyn H
Deep Learning Ren Warom SF - Robot Dreams 2
An Explorer's Cartography of Already Settled Lands: A Original (e) Fran Wilde F

April 23, 2020
The Wise Friend Ramsey Campbell SupTh/H/Sus - Fiction Without Frontiers
End Game (e) Hailey Edwards UF/RF/P - The Foundling 5
Boy in the Box (ri) Marc E. Fitch Sus/SupTh - Fiction Without Frontiers
The Heron Kings (ri) Eric Lewis F - Fiction Without Frontiers
Paper Hearts Justina Robson SF - Robot Dreams 3

April 24, 2020
Sea Change (e) Nancy Kress SF/GenEng/Esp/Dys/AP/PA
The Beasts of Lake Oph Tom Toner SF - Robot Dreams 4

April 28, 2020
Pass of Fire (h2mm) Taylor Anderson SF/AH - Destroyermen 14
A Veil of Spears (tp2mm) Bradley P. Beaulieu F/DF - Song of Shattered Sands 3
Ghost Money Stephen Blackmoore UF/DF/CF - Eric Carter 5
To Catch a Witch Heather Blake PCM - A Wishcraft Mystery 8
Starbreaker Amanda Bouchet PNR/SFR - Nightchaser 2
Triumphant (h2mm) Jack Campbell SF - The Genesis Fleet 3
The Hive (h2mm) Orson Scott Card Aaron Johnston SF/SO - Second Formic War 2
The Perfect Assassin (tp2mm) K. A. Doore F - Chronicles of Ghadid 1
The Horusian Wars: Divination John French SF - Warhammer 40,000
Empire City Matt Gallagher LF/AH
By Demons Possessed (tp2mm) P. C. Hodgell F - Kencyrath 6
Critical Point S. L. Huang SF/TechTh - Cas Russell 3
Wheel of Time Premium Boxed Set IV: Books 10-12 (Crossroads of Twilight, Knife of Dreams, The Gathering Storm) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time
Crossroads of Twilight (ri) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 10
The Gathering Storm (ri) Robert Jordan
Brandon Sanderson
F - Wheel of Time 12
Knife of Dreams (ri) Robert Jordan F - Wheel of Time 11
Eye Spy (h2mm) Mercedes Lackey F/DF - Valdemar: Family Spies 2
The Gate of Ivory Bernard Lazare
Brian Stableford (Tr)
F - Anthology
Firefly - The Ghost Machine James Lovegrove MTI/SF/SO
The Revenant Express (h2tp) George Mann SP/Cr/M/PI - Newbury & Hobbes Investigation 5
Sons of the Selenar Graham McNeill SF/SO - Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra
The Master's Apprentice Oliver Pötzsch
Lisa Reinhardt (Tr)
HistF - Faust 1
Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua Rose Pressey PCM - A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery 2
All My Colors (tp2mm) David Quantick H/BlHu/DF
A Witch in Time  Wm. Mark Simmons F/HU - Halflife Chronicles 5
Age of Legend (h2mm) Michael J. Sullivan F/HistF - Legends of the First Empire 4
The Human Son Adrian J Walker SF
The Gordian Protocol (h2mm_ David Weber
Jacob Holo
Texas Hold'em (h2tp) Wild Cards Trust
George R.R. Martin (Ed)
SF/SH - Wild Cards 21
Mrs. Morris and the Witch Traci Wilton PCM - A Salem B&B Mystery 2

April 29, 2020
Anything Resembling Love: A Original (e) S. Qiouyi Lu F

April 30, 2020
Unexpected Stories Octavia E. Butler SF - Collection
The Postutopian Adventures of Darger and Surplus Michael Swanwick F - Darger and Surplus
Jack Connie Willis SF

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

AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
BlHu - Black Humour
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CH - Cultural Heritage
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyperpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Esp - Espionage
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
M - Mystery
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PI - Private Investigator(s)
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PP - Police Procedural
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Spec - Speculative
STR - Small Town and Rural
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metaphysical

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

PROVIDENCE by Max Barry - Giveaway

The Qwillery is thrilled to be giving away one copy of Max Barry's newest novel Providence which is published today by G P. Putnam's Sons. See below for how to enter!

G.P. Putnam's Sons, March 31, 2020
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

From the ingenious author of Jennifer Government and Lexicon: a brilliant work of science fiction that tells the intimate tale of four people facing their most desperate hour–alone, together, at the edge of the universe.

The video changed everything. Before that, we could believe that we were safe. Special. Chosen. We thought the universe was a twinkling ocean of opportunity, waiting to be explored.

Afterward, we knew better.

Seven years after first contact, Providence Five launches. It is an enormous and deadly warship, built to protect humanity from its greatest ever threat. On board is a crew of just four–tasked with monitoring the ship and reporting the war’s progress to a mesmerized global audience by way of social media.

But while pursuing the enemy across space, Gilly, Talia, Anders, and Jackson confront the unthinkable: their communications are cut, their ship decreasingly trustworthy and effective. To survive, they must win a fight that is suddenly and terrifyingly real.

Listen to a sample of Providence

A Book Club Kit for download may be found here.

About Max

Photo: © Chris Hopkins
Max Barry is the author of numerous novels, including CompanyMachine Man, and Lexicon. He is also the developer of the online nation simulation game NationStates. Prior to his writing career, Barry worked at tech giant HP. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. To learn more, visit or follow @MaxBarry on Twitter.

 Website  ~  Twitter @MaxBarry

The Giveaway

What:  One (1) Hardcover copy of Providence by Max Barry which has been provided by the publisher. US / CANADA ONLY

How:  Leave a comment below or email theqwillery . contests @ [remove the spaces] with the subject line Providence. Emails will be deleted after the giveaway is over.

Who:  The giveaway is open to all humans on the planet earth with a United States or Canadian mailing address.

When:  The giveaway ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on April 14, 2020. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change without any notice.*

Monday, March 30, 2020

The View From Monday - March 30, 2020

It's Monday! I hope everyone is staying well and safe. I'll have a giveaway starting tomorrow for one of the books in the release list below. Tune back in tomorrow!

There are no debuts this week.

From formerly featured DAC Authors:

Dayfall by Michael David Ares is out in Mass Market Paperback;


The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag.

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

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

March 31, 2020
Dayfall (h2mm) Michael David Ares SF/AP/PA
Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990 (ri) Mike Ashley Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies LUP 54
Providence Max Barry SF/Th/Dys
The Gobblin' Society James P. Blaylock SP
Road to Redemption Mike Brooks SF/AP/PA - Necromunda
The Stiehl Assassin (h2mm) Terry Brooks F - The Fall of Shannara 3
Sagas of the Space Wolves: The Omnibus Aaron Dembski-Bowden
David Annandale
Robbi MacNiven
Ben Counter
Nick Kyme
Andy Smillie
Cavan Scott
Mark Clapham
Lee Lightner
Alex Worley
SF - Warhammer 40,000
Lost and Wanted (h2tp) Nell Freudenberger Friendship/CW/GH - Vintage Contemporaries
Pariah (h2mm) W. Michael Gear SF/HSF/SO - Donovan 3
Ghoulslayer Darius Hinks F - Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Anthropocene Rag Alex Irvine SF/AP/PA
Devoted Dean Koontz Sus/SupTh/H
Heralds of the Siege (ri) Nyke Kyme (Ed)
Laurie Goulding (Ed)
SF/SO - The Horus Heresy 52
Finder (h2mm) Suzanne Palmer SF/SO/AC - The Finder Chronicles 1
Voices of the Fall (h2mm) John Ringo (Ed)
Gary Poole (Ed)
SF - Black Tide Rising Anthology
The Master of Dreams (h2mm) Mike Resnick F/DF - The Dreamscape Trilogy 1
Mistborn Boxed Set I: Mistborn, The Well of Ascension, The Hero of Ages Brandon Sanderson F - Mistborn 1
Today I Am Carey (tp2mm) Martin L. Shoemaker SF/HSF
Baby Teeth (h2mm) Zoje Stage PsyTh/FL/H
Ruthless Sarah Tarkoff Dys - Eye of the Beholder 3
A Star-Wheeled Sky (tp2mm) Brad R. Torgersen SF
The Sisters Grimm Menna van Praag CF - The Sisters Grimm 1
Beastgrave C L Werner F - Warhammer: Age of Sigmar
Valdor: Birth of the Imperium Chris Wraight SF/SO - Horus Heresy
Thrawn: Treason (h2mm) Timothy Zahn SF/SO - Star Wars: Thrawn 3

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

AB - Absurdist
AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
BlHu - Black Humour
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CL - City Life
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Women
CyP - Cyperpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
Esp - Espionage
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FL - Family Life
FolkT - Folk Tales
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
H - Horror
HC - History and Criticism
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HistM - Historical Mystery
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
HU - Humorous
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
NativeAm - Native American
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PM - Paranormal Mystery
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Psy - Psychological
PsyTh - Psychological Thriller
RF - Romantic Fantasy
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SH - Superheroes
SmT - Small Town
SO - Space Opera
SP - Steampunk
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
TechTh - Technological Thriller
TerrTh - Terrorism Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
VisM - Visionary and Metphysical

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

Friday, March 27, 2020

Nintendo Download, March 26, 2020: Get Hooked on Arrr-cade Action With the Blue Sea Pirates

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 – ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 is the latest evolution of PIRATE WARRIORS action! Choose from a range of popular characters and take on large numbers of enemies while fighting through the legendary world of ONE PIECE. Based on the concept of “experiencing a real ONE PIECE battlefield,” buildings will come crashing down during the action and attacks will throw up smoke and dust, placing you in the thick of the ONE PIECE world. By injecting fresh elements that couldn’t be achieved in previous entries, an even more thrilling brand of PIRATE WARRIORS action can now be experienced. ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 will be available on March 27.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2019 Aurealis Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Aurealis Awards have been announced.

The Aurealis Awards are for works of speculative fiction created by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and published for the first time between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

2019 Aurealis Awards – Finalists

  • Scorch Dragons, Amie Kaufman (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Race for the Red Dragon, Rebecca Lim (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Dog Runner, Bren MacDibble (Allen & Unwin)
  • Jinxed!: The Curious Curse of Cora Bell, Rebecca McRitchie (author) & Sharon O’Connor(illustrator) (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • The Glimme, Emily Rodda (Omnibus Books)
  • The Lost Stone of SkyCity, Heather Waugh (Fremantle Press)

  • Haphaven, Louie Joyce (Lion Forge)
  • Yahoo Creek, Tohby Riddle (Allen & Unwin)
  • Black Magick, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott (Image Comics)
  • Super Nova, Krys Saclier (Ford Street Publishing)
  • Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery, Renee Treml (Allen & Unwin)

  • The Jindabyne Secret, Jo Hart (Deadset Press)
  • Glass-Heart, K S Nikakis (SOV Media)
  • “Dragon by Subscription”, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Patreon, self-published)
  • “Seaweed”, Andrea Teare (Breach #11)
  • “Each City”, Ellen Van Neerven (Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOZYA Stories, Walker Books Australia)
  • “Rats”, Marlee Jane Ward (Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOZYA Stories, Walker Books Australia)

  • “Loose Stones”, Joanne Anderton (Infinite Threads, Brio Books)
  • “The Mark”, Grace Chan (Verge 2019: Uncanny, Monash University Publishing)
  • “Pilgrimage”, Matthew R Davis (Breach #10)
  • “The Unwrapping”, Terry Dowling (Echoes)
  • “Of Meat and Man”, Jason Fischer (SNAFU: Last Stand, Cohesion Press)
  • “Vivienne and Agnes”, Chris Mason (Beside the Seaside – Tales from the Day Tripper)
  • “The Moth Tapes”, J Ashley Smith (Aurealis #117, Chimaera Publications)

  • “Yellowheart”, Alan Baxter (Served Cold, Grey Matter Press)
  • “Supermassive Black Mass”, Matthew R Davis (Short Sharp Shocks! #21)
  • “Into Bones Like Oil”, Kaaron Warren (Into Bones Like Oil, Meerkat Press)

  • “Loose Stones”, Joanne Anderton (Infinite Threads, Brio Books)
  • “1078 Reasons”, Aidan Doyle (Translunar Travelers Lounge, Issue 1)
  • “Pigshit and Gold”, Aiki Flinthart (Dimension6 #18, coeur de lion)
  • “CurioQueens”, Ephiny Gale (Constellary Tales Magazine #4)
  • “Good Dog, Alice”, Juliet Marillier (Wonderland, Titan Books)
  • “Dragon by Subscription”, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Patreon, self-published)

  • “Like Ripples on a Blank Shore”, J S Breukelaar (Collision: Stories, Meerkat Press)
  • “The Orchard”, Ephiny Gale (Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #76)
  • “Out of Darkness“, Chris Mason (Tales of the Lost, Things in the Well)
  • “‘Scapes Made Diamond”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 280)
  • “To Hell and Back”, Michael Pryor (Aurealis #120, Chimaera Publications)
  • “The Final Prologue”, Christopher Sequeira (Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not, IFWG Publishing Australia)

  • “Sky Tears”, Mike Adamson (Alien Dimensions #17, Maldek House)
  • “Wreck Diving”, Joanne Anderton (Aurealis #123, Chimaera Publications)
  • “Riding the Snails”, Jason Fischer (War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia, Clan Destine Press)
  • “Canute”, RPL Johnson (SNAFU: Last Stand, Cohesion Press
  • “What We Named the Needle”, Freya Marske (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Issue Jul/Aug 2019, Penny Publications)
  • “Micro”, Angela Meyer (Kill Your Darlings, Speculative Fiction and Fantasy Showcase 2019)

  • “Ventiforms”, Sean Monaghan (Asimov’s Science Fiction)
  • “‘Scapes Made Diamond”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 280)
  • “You Will Remember Who You Were”, Cat Sparks (Dimension6 #16)
  • Prisoncorp, Marlee Jane Ward (Seizure)

  • Collision: Stories, J S Breukelaar (Meerkat Press)
  • Blackbirds Sing, Aiki Flintoff (CAT Press)
  • Scar Tissue and Other Stories, Narrelle M Harris (Clan Destine Press)
  • Five Dragons, Pamela Jeffs (Four Ink Press)
  • Stray Bats, Margo Lanagan (Small Beer Press)
  • Men and Machines I: Space Operas and Special Ops, Charlie Nash (Flying Nun Publications)

  • Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories, Michael Earp (Ed.) (Walker Books Australia)
  • Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not, Christopher Sequeira (Ed.) (IFWG Publishing Australia)
  • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume 13, Jonathan Strahan (Ed.) (Solaris)
  • Mission: Critical, Jonathan Strahan (Ed.) (Solaris)

  • The Darkest Bloom, P M Freestone (Scholastic)
  • Ghost Bird, Lisa Fuller (UQP)
  • Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
  • Dev1at3, Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Harp of Kings, Juliet Marillier (Macmillan Australia)
  • I Heard The Wolf Call My Name, K S Nikakis (SOV Media)

  • Chuwa: The Rat People of Lahore, Brian Craddock (Broken Puppet Books)
  • Remains, Andrew Cull (IFWG Pub Aus)
  • A Riddle in Bronze, Simon Haynes (Bowman Press)
  • The Rich Man’s House, Andrew McGahan (Allen & Unwin)
  • Body Farm Z, Deborah Sheldon (Severed Press)

  • Angel Mage, Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin)
  • Darkdawn, Jay Kristoff (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • The Wailing Woman, Maria Lewis (Little, Brown Book Group)
  • The Harp of Kings, Juliet Marillier (Macmillan Australia)
  • The Darkest Bloom, P M Freestone (Scholastic)
  • Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town, Michael Pryor (Allen & Unwin)

  • The Subjects, Sarah Hopkins (Text Publishing)
  • Aurora Rising, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Trespassers, Meg Mundell (UQP)
  • The Year of the Fruit Cake, Gillian Polack (IFWG Publishing Australia)
  • The Glad Shout, Alice Robinson (Affirm Press)
  • Daughter of Bad Times, Rohan Wilson (Allen & Unwin)