New Book Releases, Week of December 18th, 2011

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Here’s a list of all new scifi, fantasy and horror coming out this week.

(I am now creating the lists off of Amazon, and sometimes the release dates are off on there, so if that’s the case I apologize!)

Released Monday, December 19th, 2011

Frost Fire (Frost Series #6), by Kailin Gow

After the epic battle to end all wars in Feyland, led by Breena, Prince Kian, and the Wolf Prince Logan; a new threat emerges from the fading of the Twin Suns of Feyland that calls forth a new champion of the Fey.

 

 

 

 

 

Necrophobia #1, by John Hamlyn

An ordinary summer’s day. The grass is green, the flowers are blooming. All is right with the world. Then the dead start rising. From cemetery and mortuary, funeral home and morgue, they flood into the streets until every town and city is infested with walking corpses, blank-eyed eating machines that exist to take down the living. The world is a graveyard. And when you have a family to protect, it’s more than survival. It’s war.

 

 

 

Released Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Dragon Age: Asunder, by David Gaider

Return to the dark fantasy world created for the award-winning, triple platinum game, Dragon Age™: Origins in this third tie-in novel!

A mystical killer stalks the halls of the White Spire, the heart of templar power in the mighty Orlesian Empire. To prove his innocence, Rhys reluctantly embarks on a journey into the western wastelands that will not only reveal much more than he bargained for but change the fate of his fellow mages forever.

 

 

The Doctor and the Kid : A Weird West Tale, by Mike Resnick

This is the rip-roaring steampunk sequel to popular “The Buntline Special”, filled with adventure, excitement, and more than a little gun-slinging action! The time is 1882. With the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral behind him, the consumptive Doc Holliday makes his way to Deadwood, Colorado, where he plans to spend the rest of his short life. But one night he gets a little too drunk and loses everything at the gaming table. He realizes that he needs to replenish his bankroll, and quick, so that he can live out his days in comfort. He considers his options and hits upon the one most likely to produce income in a hurry: he’ll use his shooting skills to turn bounty hunter. The biggest reward is for the death of the young desperado known as Billy the Kid. It’s clear from the odds the Kid has faced and beaten, that he is protected by some powerful magic. Doc enlists the aid of both magic (Geronimo) and science (Thomas Edison), and goes out after his quarry. But as he soon finds out, nothing is as easy as it looks.

Death and Resurrection, by R. A. MacAvoy 

The award-winning writer of Tea With the Black Dragon and other acclaimed novels returns to fantasy with the intriguing story of Chinese-American artist Ewen Young who gains the ability to travel between the worlds of life and death. This unasked-for skill irrevocably changes his life – as does meeting Nez Perce veterinarian Dr. Susan Sundown and her remarkable dog, Resurrection. After defeating a threat to his own family, Ewen and Susan confront great evils – both supernatural and human – as life and death begin to flow dangerously close together.

 

 

Winning Mars, by Jason Stoddard

Jere Gutierrez is bucking the trend at the dying art of “linear” entertainment – what we know today as TV shows. His combination of astounding stories, captured in the moment, are captivating millions. Of course, every one of his stories are fabricated and engineered and orchestrated, even though they’re sold as “real.” Unfortunately for Jere, his backers have begun to see through his tricks. Desperate for another story, one large enough to capture the attention of the world, he teams up with a retired TV executive to create an ad-supported mission to Mars, complete with corporate sponsors and extreme sports events. What Jere doesn’t know is just how captivating his Winning Mars will be.

 

Count to a Trillion, by John C. Wright

Hundreds of years in the future, after the collapse of the Western world, young Menelaus Illation Montrose grows up in what was once Texas as a gunslinging duelist for hire. But Montrose is also a mathematical genius—and a romantic who dreams of a future in which humanity rises from the ashes to take its place among the stars.

The chance to help usher in that future comes when Montrose is recruited for a manned interstellar mission to investigate an artifact of alien origin. Known as the Monument, the artifact is inscribed with data so complex, only a posthuman mind can decipher it. So Montrose does the unthinkable: he injects himself with a dangerous biochemical drug designed to boost his already formidable intellect to superhuman intelligence. It drives him mad.

Nearly two centuries later, his sanity restored, Montrose is awakened from cryo-suspension with no memory of his posthuman actions, to find Earth transformed in strange and disturbing ways, and learns that the Monument still carries a secret he must decode—one that will define humanity’s true future in the universe.

Released Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Theatre of Curious Acts, by Cate Gardner

Gardner, a rising purveyor of high literary strangeness, offers a fresh slice of phantasmagoria densely packed with striking images.” “Theatre of Curious Acts will alarm, disturb, delight, and always entertain as the reader follows protagonist Daniel Cole through unknown exits and across ghost-ridden stages, trying to save humanity from itself.”-Cat Rambo. Returned home from the Great War, his parents and brother in their graves, Daniel walks a ghost world. When players in a theatre show lure Daniel and his friends, fellow soldiers, into a surreal otherworld they find themselves trapped on an apocalyptic path. A pirate ship waits to ferry some of them to the end of the world, helmed by Death. Already broken by war, these men are now the world’s only hope in the greatest battle of all.

Descriptions from amazon.com

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