Over the past few weeks, we’ve released a number of new volumes in the Ring of Fire series:
A Holmes For the Czar, by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. Ufa, the new capital of the legitimate government of Russia, is now a fast-growing boom town. Crime is running rampant and the city guards don’t have a clue how to handle it. Can Vasilii Lyapuno, an engineer working at the newly-founded Dacha in Ufa, serve the city as a one-man detective force?
Why not? He loves up-time up-timer murder mysteries, doesn’t he? Besides, he has the assistance of the bargirl Miroslave, who’s… different.
Magdeburg Noir, by David Carrico. Magdeburg, the capital of the newly-formed United States of Europe, has a dark and bloody history. New industries inspired by the technology of the time-transplanted Americans of Grantville have now turned the city into a boom town—but also a place that generates new darkness and chaos.
The Trouble With Huguenots, by Virginia DeMarce. Duke Henri de Rohan is the leader of the French Protestants, known as the Huguenots, and he has a lot on his hands. The new king of France, Gaston, is hostile and his estranged wife and brother are plotting with the usurper against him. A still more urgent problem is that his only heir is his nineteen-year-old daughter Marguerite, and he needs to find her a suitable husband before all is lost.
A Red Son Rises in the West, by John Deakins and Herb Sakalaucks. Ripped from his homeland to become the companion of an English spy, a young Native American is thrust into the turbulent world of a Europe staggering under the impact of the Ring of Fire. His newfound Christianity is shaken by the loss of his master and a life-threatening injury. Following after his Mennonite friends, he finds Grantville and is overwhelmed by American culture shock. At last, rediscovering his faith, he plans a return to the New World as a missionary. Only half a dozen warring powers and thousands of miles of ocean can block him, until he’s almost stopped by an unexpected event; love. A storm, a baby, a near-shipwreck, and a timely rescue finally see him back in his homeland. Now, all he has to do is to reach for his dreams.
We’ve also released many other science fiction and fantasy novels, including:
The Thief of Craigsport, by Robert Waters. This is the sequel to The Masks of Mirada and follows the further adventures of Sonata Diamante as she tries to defend her city of Cragsport against its many enemies.
Space Man, by Jack Sparling. This is the first of a line of graphic novels that Ring of Fire Press will be releasing, using old classics now in the public domain that have been cleaned up—“digitally reimagined,” to use her parlance—by our artist, Laura Givens.
Bloodsuckers, by Michael Ventrella. Journalist Steven Edwards considers the “Batties”—the loonies who believe that vampires are real—to be just another crazy extremist group. Then someone shoots at a presidential candidate, changes into a bat, and flies away before Steve’s eyes, leaving him as the prime suspect. With the help of the Batties, Steve goes underground. The only way he can establish his innocence is by proving vampires exist—not an easy task while on the run from both the FBI and the bloodsuckers.
Arachne’s Webs, by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. In the sequel to Pandora’s Crew, the first volume in the Starwings series, Jenny Starchild and her artificial brain ship Arachne are spinning political webs that will tie the Alliance together and bring down the Drake and Cordoba Combines. Or, if her weaving fails, see themselves executed and their human and alien allies enslaved or murdered.
Everything Works in Theory, by K. B. Bogen. Cast into a bizarre place called Theory, C.E. MacLeary travels to Mythology and through the Gates of Hell. He meets gods, demons, denizens of Hell, blood suckers and lawyers. In a world named Theory, there are no natural limits to what can happen. Just for starters, when Mac meets AIDA, the Artificial Intelligence Descriptive Algorithm, it’s love at first sight.
We’ve got more volumes forthcoming in the Ring of Fire series:
The Rat Rebellion, by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. (Publication date: March 1, 2020.) In another novel set in the Starwings universe, Charleen Dreeson finds herself stranded on Casa Verde station. Her only way to survive is to join La Causa, the gang that controls crime in the system, and claw her way up to the top. And do all this while the Casa system is being dragged into an interstellar political crisis. Charleen may wind having to raise the bloody flag of revolution as well…
A Song of Passing, by David Carrico. (Publication date: March 15, 2020.) In his absence, Caemon finds that a dragon has attacked and destroyed his family’s hold and all of its people have disappeared, including his father and mother. He and a few others are all that is left of the alflina, an old race who have a history of occasionally producing leaders who wield the magical Gift of Mal.
Caemon seeks aid for his campaign against the dragon from the nearby kingdom of Luint. But Baron Hiel has usurped most of King Loryn’s authority, and Caemon will first have to restore the royal power before he can hunt the dragon. So now a civil war looks to be in his future as well.
Fire on the Rio Grande, by Kevin and Karen Evans. The impact of the Ring of Fire has now reached the western lands of North America, triggering the Pueblo revolt “ahead of schedule”—and quite possibly with a different outcome.
Diamonds Are Forever, by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor. For generations, the Sladea family of mountain folk in Kentucky have guarded the secret of what lives in the great limestone caverns in western Kentucky. But when young Clint Slade arrives home with his fiancée from New York City, all hell starts to break loose—or rather, starts coming to the surface.
WHAT’S COMING A BIT LATER…
The Demons of Constantinople, by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. This is the sequel to The Demons of Paris.
A Red Son, Not Without Honor, by John Deakins. The story begun in A Red Son Rises in the West continues.
More novels in Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett’s WarSpell series.
A new two-volume fantasy by David Carrico, Fire, Salt and Blood.
An alternate history novel by Marella Sands which follows the story line in her previous books, Perdition and Purgatory. And another alternate history novel by a new author to Ring of Fire Press, Steven Silver. After Hastings considers what might have happened in English history if William the Conqueror had wound up being William the Not-So-Much.
2020 RING OF FIRE CONVENTION!
This year’s convention devoted to Eric Flint’s 1632 series is being hosted by NASFIC (The North American Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention) which will be held in Columbus, Ohio on the weekend of August 20-23. For further information, see: http://columbus2020nasfic.org/
Authors in the Ring of Fire series who will be attending include Eric Flint, Walt Boyes, Joy Ward, Virginia DeMarce, Walter H. Hunt, Iver Cooper, Mark Huston, Rick Boatright, Kevin and Karen Evans and others.