February 24, 2018
Coming up, we have a great lineup of new books destined for the Spring and Summer!
Arachne’s Webs is the next installment in the Pandora’s universe. Gorg and Paula have outdone themselves here.
Ryk Spoor’s concluding volume in the Demons of the Past series, Retribution will be out soon and ties up all the loose ends in the series. It is some of Ryk’s best writing.
Another example of Ryk’s best writing is his hero novel, Legend, which will be coming out in late Spring.
David R. Palmer’s long-awaited novel, Tracking, is in final preparation and will be along very soon.
In August, we’ll be publishing the novelization of Edward M. Lerner’s The Company Man—parts of which have been serialized in the Grantville Gazette. This is a straight up hard detective story that will drag you kicking and screaming through the Asteroid Belt.
David Gerrold has given us one of his best, Ganny Knits a Spaceship, and it will be coming along in the early Spring.
Hillbilly Philosopher: The Jimmy Dick Stories, by Terry Howard is in final preparation. Grantville’s famous hick philosopher accidentally causes a war between a Scottish clan and the City of Bremen . . . or does he? Some of the stories were originally printed in the Grantville Gazette, but there are new ones, specially written for this volume.
And we have coming up a spectacular first novel by longtime super-fan, Shoshana Edwards. Death in the Water: a Harper’s Landing Story is about a small farming community in Northeast Missouri that harbors a big secret. And better yet, Shoshana reports she’s almost done with the second volume in the series! It is called Orchard at the End of the World.
Uptime Pride and Downtime Prejudice, a new novel by Mark Huston, is under contract, and is in copyediting. It will be out, hopefully, in time for the 1632 Minicon this July 4th Weekend.
We have the next installment in the WarSpell series: The Vampiress of Londinium by Paula Goodlett and Gorg Huff.
And last but certainly not least, Virginia DeMarce has turned in her novel, Legions of Pestilence, which covers all the action swirling around the main line stories from Copenhagen to Besançon, from Amsterdam to Grantville to Milan. The down-timers learn much from up-timers they’ve hired to work for them. And all the time, Diane Jackson and the other anti-plague crusaders keep trying to keep plague out of the USE—and the rest of Europe if they can. We expect to have this one published before the Minicon, too.
Recently Published Over the past few months, we’ve released a number of new volumes:
The Chrysanthemum, the Cross, and the Dragon by Iver Cooper— a love story set against the background of 1630s Asia in the Ring of Fire series.
Perdition, by Marella Sands. This is an alternate history set about a century after the South gained its independence in the American Civil War. Agents sent by the Union to the Confederacy to investigate the disappearance of the Union’s ambassador uncover a terrible secret.
Demons of the Past: Revolution, by Ryk E. Spoor. The hero of this opening novel in a new space opera series possesses psionic powers which he uses to combat the monstrous power behind the throne in the Reborn Empire.
Big Stick, by Michael A. Ventrella. A steampunk adventure featuring an improbable cast of historical figures, including Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt, the Police Commissioner of New York whose massive lightning gun is the Big Stick he uses against wrongdoers.
Threshold, by David Palmer. An alien-bred superman finds himself defending the Galaxy on an utterly inimical planet that tests all of his skills and abilities.
Time Spike: The Mysterious Mesa, by Garrett W. Vance. Not everything happens in Grantville. The Assiti shards striking the Earth did more than just transplant the town of Grantville into the middle of Europe’s Thirty Years War. They moved a lot of people around, from Cherokee on the Trail of Tears to Mound Builders, to all the fanged fauna of the Cretaceous Era, to a bunch of 20th century prisoners and the conquistadores. Vance’s book is set in the universe of Eric Flint and Marilyn Kosmatka’s novel, Time Spike.
WarSpell: The Merge, by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. In this first novel in a new fantasy series, the world is swept up in the mysterious Merge which crosses the characters of role-playing gamers with the characters they play in their games.