Saturday, November 17, 2018

Top Cow Teams With Humble Bundle To Aid California Wildfire Victims, CBLDF, and Musicians on Call


TOP COW TEAMS WITH HUMBLE BUNDLE TO AID CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE VICTIMS, CBLDF, AND MUSICIANS ON CALL

PORTLAND, OR, 11/14/2018 — Top Cow Productions and Humble Bundle have reunited to offer a collection of new and classic Top Cow titles to help raise money for a charity of your choice! Your pay-what-you-want contribution can go to Direct Relief. The humanitarian aid organization is currently supplying respiratory masks, inhalers, nebulizers, eye-wash solution, and other vital medicines to California residents affected by the deadly wildfires. The two other featured charities are the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Musicians on Call.

Here are all titles available through The Darkness Sci-Fi & Sex bundle:

$15
The Darkness Compendium Vol. 1
The Darkness Compendium Vol. 2
The Darkness: Accursed Vol. 6 – 7
The Darkness: Rebirth Vol. 3
The Darkness: Close Your Eyes
The Darkness: Vicious Traditions
Broken Trinity
Aphrodite: Ares
Aphrodite V #4
Art of Marc Silvestri
Art of Witchblade
Art of Witchblade 20th Anniversary
Blood Stain Vol. 3
Postal Vol. 5 – 7
Sunstone Vol. 4 – 5
The Darkness: Rebirth Vol. 1 – 2
The Darkness: Levels #0 – 5
The Darkness: Hope
The Darkness / Pitt Vol. 1
Art of The Darkness

$8
Witchblade #10
Witchblade #180
Witchblade #181
Aphrodite V #2 – 3
Art of Top Cow
Art of Rahsan Ekedal
Blood Stain Vol. 2
Eclipse Vol. 1 – 2
Port of Earth Vol. 2
Stairway Vol. 1
Sugar Vol. 1
Postal Vol. 3 – 4
Swing Vol. 1
Witchblade (2017)
Sunstone Vol. 2 – 3

$1
The Darkness: Shadows & Flame  #1
Trinity: Blood on the Sands
Blood Stain Vol. 1
Aphrodite V #1
Bonehead Vol. 1
Cyber Force: Awakening Vol. 1
Dissonance Vol. 1
God Complex: Dogma Vol. 1
Golgotha Vol. 1
Port of Earth Vol. 1
Postal Vol. 1 – 2
Sunstone Vol. 1
The Freeze / Infinite Dark Preview

These comics can be downloaded as CBZ, PDF, and ePub files. That way you can read your rewards on your computer, e-reader, iPad, or any mobile device! The minimum donation required is $1, but you can download $760 worth of comics for only $15.

The Darkness SCI-FI & SEX bundle ends Wednesday, November 28th!


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT HUMBLE BUNDLE
Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes -- between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $85 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit, https://www.humblebundle.com.
ABOUT COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (CBLDF) 
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available to respond to First Amendment emergencies at a moment’s notice. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights on which our community depends. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org.
ABOUT DIRECT RELIEF 
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. For more information, visit: www.directrelief.org.
ABOUT MUSICIANS ON CALL
Musicians On Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. For more information, visit: www.musiciansoncall.org.

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Invisible Library Series by Genevieve Cogman - GIVEAWAY!!!




Penguin Random House is celebrating the upcoming release of Genevieve Cogman's next novel, THE MORTAL WORD, with a giveaway of the entire Invisible Library series to one lucky winner. 

This giveaway runs from November 12th - November 23rd, 2018. Read the rules and enter at Penguin Random House HERE!





The Invisible Library Series

The Invisible Library
An Invisible Library Novel 1
Ace, June 14, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 352 pages

Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author.

One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction…

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an alternative London. Their mission: Retrieve a particularly dangerous book. The problem: By the time they arrive, it’s already been stolen.

London’s underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the tome before Irene and Kai do, a problem compounded by the fact that this world is chaos-infested—the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kai is hiding something—secrets that could be just as volatile as the chaos-filled world itself.

Now Irene is caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option—because it isn’t just Irene’s reputation at stake, it’s the nature of reality itself…

FEATURING BONUS MATERIAL: including an interview with the author, a legend from the Library, and more!




The Masked City
An Invisible Library Novel 2
Ace, September 6, 2016
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Librarian-spy Irene and her apprentice Kai are back in the second in this “dazzling”* book-filled fantasy series from the author of The Invisible Library.

The written word is mightier than the sword—most of the time…

Working in an alternate version of Victorian London, Librarian-spy Irene has settled into a routine, collecting important fiction for the mysterious Library and blending in nicely with the local culture. But when her apprentice, Kai—a dragon of royal descent—is kidnapped by the Fae, her carefully crafted undercover operation begins to crumble.

Kai’s abduction could incite a conflict between the forces of chaos and order that would devastate all worlds and all dimensions. To keep humanity from getting caught in the crossfire, Irene will have to team up with a local Fae leader to travel deep into a version of Venice filled with dark magic, strange coincidences, and a perpetual celebration of Carnival—and save her friend before he becomes the first casualty of a catastrophic war.

But navigating the tumultuous landscape of Fae politics will take more than Irene’s book-smarts and fast-talking—to ward off Armageddon, she might have to sacrifice everything she holds dear….




The Burning Page
An Invisible Library Novel 3
Ace, January 10, 2017
Trade Paperback and eBook, 368 pages

Librarian spy Irene and her apprentice Kai return for another “tremendously fun, rip-roaring adventure,” (A Fantastical Librarian) third in the bibliophilic fantasy series from the author of The Masked City.

Never judge a book by its cover…

Due to her involvement in an unfortunate set of mishaps between the dragons and the Fae, Librarian spy Irene is stuck on probation, doing what should be simple fetch-and-retrieve projects for the mysterious Library. But trouble has a tendency of finding both Irene and her apprentice, Kai—a dragon prince—and, before they know it, they are entangled in more danger than they can handle…

Irene’s longtime nemesis, Alberich, has once again been making waves across multiple worlds, and, this time, his goals are much larger than obtaining a single book or wreaking vengeance upon a single Librarian. He aims to destroy the entire Library—and make sure Irene goes down with it.

With so much at stake, Irene will need every tool at her disposal to stay alive. But even as she draws her allies close around her, the greatest danger might be lurking from somewhere close—someone she never expected to betray her…




The Lost Plot
An Invisible Library Novel 4
Ace, January 9, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

After being commissioned to find a rare book, Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, head to Prohibition-era New York and are thrust into the middle of a political fight with dragons, mobsters, and Fae.

In a 1920s-esque New York, Prohibition is in force; fedoras, flapper dresses, and tommy guns are in fashion: and intrigue is afoot. Intrepid Librarians Irene and Kai find themselves caught in the middle of a dragon political contest. It seems a young Librarian has become tangled in this conflict, and if they can’t extricate him, there could be serious repercussions for the mysterious Library. And, as the balance of power across mighty factions hangs in the balance, this could even trigger war.

Irene and Kai are locked in a race against time (and dragons) to procure a rare book. They’ll face gangsters, blackmail, and the Library’s own Internal Affairs department. And if it doesn’t end well, it could have dire consequences on Irene’s job. And, incidentally, on her life…




The Mortal Word
An Invisible Library Novel 5
Ace, November 27, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 448 pages

In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman’s historical fantasy series, the fate of worlds lies in the balance. When a dragon is murdered at a peace conference, time-travelling Librarian spy Irene must solve the case to keep the balance between order, chaos…and the Library.

When Irene returns to London after a relatively straightforward book theft in Vienna, Bradamant informs her that there is a top secret dragon-Fae peace conference in progress that the Library is mediating, but that the second-in-command dragon has been stabbed to death. Tasked with solving the case, Vale and Irene immediately go to 1890s Paris.

Once they arrive, it seems that the murder victim had uncovered evidence suggesting that he may have found proof of treachery by one or more Librarians. But to ensure the peace of the conference, some Librarians are already hostages in the dragon and Fae courts. To save the captives, including her parents, Irene must get to the bottom of this murder – but was it dragon, Fae, or even a Librarian who committed the crime?”




About Genevieve Cogman

Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author, who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the NHS in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of The Invisible Library, The Masked City, The Burning Page, and The Lost Plot.

Website  ~  Twitter @GenevieveCogman

Thursday, November 15, 2018

2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - November Debuts





Each month you will be able to vote for your favorite cover from that month's debut novels. At the end of the year the 12 monthly winners will be pitted against each other to choose the 2018 Debut Novel Cover of the Year. Please note that a debut novel cover is eligible in the month in which the novel is published in the US. Cover artist/illustrator/designer information is provided when we have it.

I'm using PollCode for this vote. After you the check the circle next to your favorite, click "Vote" to record your vote. If you'd like to see the real-time results click "View". This will take you to the PollCode site where you may see the results. If you want to come back to The Qwillery click "Back" and you will return to this page. Voting will end sometime on November 30, 2018, unless the vote is extended. If the vote is extended the ending date will be updated.

Vote for your favorite November 2018 Debut Cover!
 
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Cover design by Lauren Panepinto
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Cover artwork by Amir Zand, amirzandartist.com
Cover design by Mona Lin





Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cover Revealed - Upcoming Works by DAC Authors


Here are some of the upcoming works by formerly featured DAC Authors. The year in parentheses is the year the author was featured in the DAC.


Rati Mehrotra (2018)

Mahimata
Asiana 2
Harper Voyager, March 5, 2019
Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages

A young female assassin must confront the man who slaughtered her family, risk her heart, and come to terms with her identity as a warrior and as a woman in this thrilling fantasy from the author of Markswoman.

Kyra has returned to the caves of Kali, but her homecoming is bittersweet. She no longer knows what her place is. Her beloved teacher is dead and her best friend Nineth is missing. And gone, too, is Rustan, the Marksman who helped her train for the duel with Tamsyn--and became far more than a teacher and friend.

Shaken by his feelings for Kyra and the truth about his parentage, Rustan has set off on a quest for answers. His odyssey leads him to the descendants of an ancient sect tied to the alien Ones--and the realization that the answers he seeks come with a price.

Yet fate has plans to bring Kyra and Rustan together again. Kai Tau, the man who slaughtered Kyra’s family, wages war on the Orders of Asiana. Hungering for justice, Kyra readies herself for battle, aided by her new companions: the wyr-wolves, who are so much more than what they seem. And determined to keep the woman he loves safe, Rustan joins the fight to ride by her side.

But will this final confrontation ultimately cost them their love . . . and their lives?


Book 1





Hayley Stone (2016)

Make Me No Grave: A Weird West Novel
Aethon Books, LLC, November 20, 2018
Trade Paperback and Kindle eBook, 338 pages

Marshal Apostle Richardson faces off against bloodthirsty outlaws, flesh witches, ruthless vigilantes, and more in this gritty, magical re-imagining of the Old West.

Almena Guillory, better known as the Grizzly Queen of the West, has done plenty to warrant the noose, but US Marshal Apostle Richardson enforces the law, he doesn't decide it. When a posse tries to lynch Almena ahead of her trial, Apostle refuses their form of expedited justice - and receives a bullet for his trouble. Almena spares him through the use of dangerous flesh magic but escapes soon after saving him.

Weeks later, Apostle fears the outlaw queen has returned to her old ways when she's spotted terrorizing Kansas with a new gang in tow. When cornered, however, Almena makes a convincing case for her innocence and proposes a plan to take the real bandits down. Working with a known killer opens Apostle up to all sorts of trouble, not the least being his own growing attraction toward the roguish woman. Turning Almena away from vengeance may be out of the question, but if he doesn't try, she'll wind up right where the law wants her: at the end of a rope.

And if Apostle isn't careful, he'll end up joining her.

If you like Red Dead Redemption and Lila Bowen's Wake of Vultures, you'll love this gun-blazing weird western.





Drew Williams (2018)

The Stars Now Unclaimed
The Universe After 1
Tor Books, April 2, 2019
Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Hardcover and eBook, August 21, 2018

Drew Williams's The Stars Now Unclaimed, the first volume of The Universe After series, is a fun, adventure-filled space opera set in a far-future galaxy.

"The only thing more fun than a bonkers space battle is a whole book packed with bonkers space battles. Come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the intriguing universe."Becky Chambers, author of A Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Jane Kamali is an agent for the Justified. Her mission: to recruit children with miraculous gifts in the hope that they might prevent the Pulse from once again sending countless worlds back to the dark ages.

Hot on her trail is the Pax--a collection of fascist zealots who believe they are the rightful rulers of the galaxy and who remain untouched by the Pulse.

Now Jane, a handful of comrades from her past, and a telekinetic girl called Esa must fight their way through a galaxy full of dangerous conflicts, remnants of ancient technology, and other hidden dangers.

And that's just the beginning . . .



A Chain Across the Dawn
The Universe After 2
Tor Books, May 7, 2019
Hardcover and eBook, 320 pages

Drew Williams continues the Universe After series with A Chain Across the Dawn, an epic space opera chase across the galaxy with witty banter, fantastical planets, and a seemingly unbeatable foe.

"The only thing more fun than a bonkers space battle is a whole book packed with bonkers space battles. Come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the intriguing universe."Becky Chambers, on The Stars Now Unclaimed

It’s been three years since Esa left her backwater planet to join the ranks of the Justified. Together, she and fellow agent Jane Kamali have been traveling across the known universe, searching for children who share Esa’s supernatural gifts.

On a visit to a particularly remote planet, they learn that they’re not the only ones searching for gifted children. They find themselves on the tail of a mysterious being with impossible powers who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the very children that Esa and Jane are trying to save.

With their latest recruit in tow—a young Wulf boy named Sho—Esa and Jane must track their strange foe across the galaxy in search of answers. But the more they learn, the clearer it becomes—their enemy may be harder to defeat than they ever could have imagined.

Save Coins on Black Friday with New Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS Bundles



Save Coins on Black Friday with New Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 2DS Bundles

Purchase Either System and a Get a Game at a Great Value

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 13, 2018 – Still deciding what to buy during this year’s Black Friday? Make sure to add some fun Nintendo items to the shopping list! Starting on Black Friday, Nintendo is offering deals on two awesome systems that would be great gifts for any person in your life – whether they are longtime video game fans or just getting started.

The first is a Nintendo Switch system with the hit Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game as a full game download at a suggested retail price of only $299.99. That’s basically like getting a free game (which is a $60 value) with your purchase of Nintendo Switch! And to make driving in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe feel even more realistic, Nintendo is also offering a set of two white Joy-Con Wheel accessories at a suggested retail price of $14.99. Playing with the Joy-Con Wheel is as simple as placing a Joy-Con controller inside and turning the wheel left and right. And since Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers, you and another player can dive right in and start racing against each other right away.

The second bundle is a yellow-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game (a $40 value) pre-installed at a suggested retail price of $79.99. In the Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS game, you get to put on your powered-up creator hat as you design your very own dream 2D Super Mario themed courses to share with friends and family. Using a variety of different items, obstacles and enemies from the Super Mario games, you can use intuitive touch controls and interactive tutorials to play and create a near-infinite amount of courses.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The View From Monday... On Tuesday - November 13, 2018


Happy Tuesday! 

There are 3 debuts out this week:

The First Protectors by Victor Godinez;

We Can Save Us All by Adam Nemett

and

Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha 1) by Tasha Suri.

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



From formerly featured DAC Authors:

The Winter Road by Adrian Selby.

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.

November 12, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Widow Next Door (e) L.A. Detwiler H
The Séance (e)(ri) Heather Graham SupTh/GH - Harrison Investigation 4



November 13, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
The Long Price Quartet: The Complete Quartet Daniel Abraham F - Long Price Quartet
Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast Zack Akers
Skip Bronkie
Cote Smith
Mys/Det
The Tale of Cho Ung: A Classic of Vengeance, Loyalty, and Romance Sookja Cho LM - Translations from the Asian Classics
Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth Neil Clarke (ed) SF/AC/HSF - Anthology
Vita Nostra Sergey and Marina Dyachenko DF
Future Home of the Living God (h2tp) Louise Erdrich CW
Death and Daisies Amanda Flower PCM - Magic Garden Mystery Series 2
In/Half Jasmin B. Frelih
Jason Blake (Tr)
LF/SF
Death of the Planet of the Apes Andrew E. C. Gaska MTI/F - Collection
The First Protectors (D) Victor Godinez SF/AC/SO/TechTh/Sus
A Choice of Secrets Barb Hendee HistF - A Dark Glass Novel 4
The Lovecraft Squad: Waiting (h2tp) Stephen Jones Occ/Sup
Pride and Prometheus (h2tp) John Kessel HistF
Terran Tomorrow Nancy Kress SF/HSF/GenEng/AC - Yesterday's Kin Trilogy 3
A Rising Moon Stephen Leigh HistF/F - Sunpath 2
House of Ashes Loretta Marion SupTh/Sus - A Haunted Bluffs Mystery 1
We Can Save Us All (D) Adam Nemett LF/CoA/Dys/SH
None of This Is Normal: The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer Benjamin Robertson LC/SF/F/PopCul
Star Trek Shipyards Star Trek Starships: 2294 to the Future The Encyclopedia of Starfleet Ships Ben Robinson
Marcus Reily
PerfArts/SF
The Winter Road Adrian Selby F
Bedfellow Jeremy C. Shipp DF/H
The Crown Lord William Sirls AH/Pol/CulH/Cr
The Sky-Blue Wolves S.M. Stirling SF/AP/PA/AH/F -A Novel of the Change 15
Empire of Sand (D) Tasha Suri F/HistF.FR/CoA - The Books of Ambha 1
Creatures of Want and Ruin Molly Tanzer HistF
The Night Angel Trilogy: 10th Anniversary Edition Brent Weeks F - Night Angel
Iron Garland Jeff Wheeler F - Harbinger 3



November 15, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Think Yourself Lucky (e) Ramsey Campbell H - Fiction Without Frontiers



November 16, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay J.K. Rowling F



November 17, 2018
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art John Fleskes Illustration/SF/F/PopCul



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



AC - Alien Contact
AH - Alternate History
AP - Apocalyptic
CF - Contemporary Fantasy
CoA - Coming of Age
Cr - Crime
CW - Contemporary Woman
CyP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
Dys - Dystopian
F - Fantasy
FairyT - Fairy Tales
FolkT - Folk Tales
FR - Fantasy Romance
GenEng - Genetic Engineering
GH - Ghost(s)
GN - Graphic Novel
H - Horror
Hist - Historical
HistF - Historical Fantasy
HSF - Hard Science Fiction
Hu - Humor
LC - Literary Criticism
LF - Literary Fiction
LM - Legend and Mythology
MR - Magical Realism
MTI - Media Tie-In
Occ - Occult
P - Paranormal
PA - Post Apocalyptic
PCM - Parnormal Cozy Mystery
PerfArts - Performing Arts
PNR - Paranormal Romance
Pol - Political
PolTh - Political Thriller
PopCul - Popular Culture
Sc - Science
SE - Space Exploration
SF - Science Fiction
SFR - Science Fiction Romance
SH - Superheroes
SO - Space Opera
SocHist - Social History
SocSc - Social Science
SP - Steampunk
SS - Short Stories
Sup - Supernatural
SupTh - Supernatural Thriller
Sus - Suspense
TechTh - Technological Thriller
Th - Thriller
TT - Time Travel
UF - Urban Fantasy
W - Western


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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

2018 World Fantasy Awards - Winners


The winners for the 2018 World Fantasy Awards have been announced! The Awards were presented during the World Fantasy Convention held in Baltimore, MD on November 1-4, 2018. Winners in green. Congratulations to Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Wollheim for their Life Achievement Awards and to all of the winners and nominees!


Statuette created by Vincent Villafranca


2018 LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • Charles de Lint
  • Elizabeth Wollheim



NOVEL
  • The Changeling by Victor LaValle (Spiegal & Grau / Cannongate Press UK)
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee (Orbit)
  • The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (Harper Voyager)
  • Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymir by John Crowley (Saga Press)
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss (Saga Press)
  • Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory (Bond Street Books CA/Knopf US / Riverrun UK)


NOVELLA
  • Passing Strange by Ellen Klages (Tor.com)
  • The Teardrop Method by Simon Avery (TTA Press)
  • In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications)
  • Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones (Tor.com)
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang (Tor.com)


SHORT FICTION
  • “The Birding: A Fairy Tale” by Natalia Theodoridou (Strange Horizons, Dec. 18, 2017)
  • “Old Souls” by Fonda Lee (Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  • “Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™” by Rebecca Roanhorse (Apex Magazine, Aug. 2017)
  • “Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2017)
  • “Carnival Nine” by Caroline Yoachim (Beneath Ceasless Skies, May 11, 2017)

ANTHOLOGY
  • The New Voices of Fantasy, Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman editors (Tachyon Publications)
  • Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales, Ellen Datlow editor (Pegasus Books)
  • The Book of Swords, Gardner Dozois editor (Bantam Books US / Harper Voyager UK)
  • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories, Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin editors (Solaris)
  • The Best of Subterranean, William Schafer editor (Subterranean Press)


COLLECTION
  • The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen (Tachyon Publications)
  • Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages (Tachyon Publications)
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf Press / Serpent's Tail UK)
  • Down and Out in Purgatory: The Collected Stories of Tim Powers by Tim Powers (Baen Books)
  • Tender by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer Press)


ARTIST
  • Gregory Manchess
  • Victo Ngai
  • Omar Rayyan
  • Rima Staines
  • Fiona Staples


SPECIAL AWARD – PROFESSIONAL
  • Harry Brockway, Patrick McGrath, and Danel Olson for Writing Madness (Centipede Press)
  • C. C. Finlay for F&SF editing
  • Irene Gallo for Art Direction at Tor Books and Tor.com
  • Greg Ketter for DreamHaven Books
  • Leslie Klinger for The New Annotated Frankenstein (Liveright Publishing Corp.)


SPECIAL AWARD – NON-PROFESSIONAL
  • Justina Ireland and Troy L. Wiggins for FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction
  • Scott H. Andrews for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
  • Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali and Jen R Albert for PodCastle
  • Ray B. Russell and Rosalie Parker for Tartarus Press
  • Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas for Uncanny Magazine

Per the World Fantasy Convention: The 2018 World Fantasy Award nominations came from two sources. Members of the current convention as well as the previous two were able to vote two nominations onto the final ballot. The remainder were nominated by the panel of judges: David Anthony Durham, Christopher Golden, Juliet E. McKenna, Charles Vess and Kaaron Warren.

2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - October Winner


The winner of the October 2018 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars is The All Father Paradox by Ian Stuart Sharpe with 76% of the votes.


The All Father Paradox
Vikingverse 1
Outland Entertainment, October 9, 2018
Trade Paperback and eBook, 414 pages

What if an ancient god escaped his fate…and history was thrown to the wolves?

Churchwarden Michaels thought it was just a run-of-the-mill crazy old man who stood in the graveyard, hellbent on studying the thousand-year-old Viking memorial there. But when things start changing and outright disappearing, Michaels realizes there is more to this old man than meets the eye. Now, Michaels finds himself swept up in an ancient god’s quest to escape his destiny by reworking reality, putting history—and to Michaels’s dismay, Christianity itself—to the Viking sword. In this new Vikingverse, storied heroes of mankind emerge in new and brutal guises drawn from the sagas:

A young Norse prince plots to shatter empires and claim the heavens…
A scholar exiled to the frontier braves the dangers of the New World, only to find those “new worlds” are greater than he imagined…
A captured Jötunn plants the dreams of freedom during a worlds-spanning war…
A bold empress discovers there is a price for immortality, one her ancestors have come to collect…

With the timelines stretched to breaking point, it’s up to Churchwarden Michaels to save reality as we know it…





The Results






The October 2018 Debuts

Friday, November 09, 2018

Nintendo Download, November 9, 2018: An Anniversary Bash, a Delivery Crash and a Bonus to Smash


This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION – 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the game studio SNK. To celebrate this milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK’s golden age are coming back together in one anthology on the Nintendo Switch system. SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features. The SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION game will be available Nov. 13.
    • Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! (Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch): Enjoy the cult classic arcade rhythm game from Japan in the comfort of your own home. Play to the beat of your own drum with a wide variety of new songs, and challenge your friends to prove who has the best taiko skills. Unlock beloved characters to help you on your journey to become a legendary taiko drummer.
    • Crashlands  – You play as Flux Dabes, a galactic delivery truck driver whose latest shipment gets interrupted by a megalomaniacal alien named “Hewgodooko” who tears her ship to pieces looking for useful tech. Crashlanded on Woanope, you must fight, tame, craft, quest, bossfight and adventure your way to domination of all the things so that you and JuiceBox, your trusty sidekick/supervisor/robotic cargo palette, can send a message to the Bureau of Shipping and get those packages delivered.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Pre-Purchase + Double Gold Points + Piranha Plant + DLC
      • Double Gold Points for Digital Pre-Purchases – The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system launches Dec. 7 with a huge roster of fighters, stages, items and modes for fans to dive into. For those who want to be ready to play as soon as it’s released, pre-purchase is available – along with a My Nintendo Gold Points offer. Members will get a bonus of 300 Gold Points* when pre-purchasing the standard digital version from Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). They get even more bonus Gold Points when they add the Fighters Pass. This offer ends at 8:59 p.m. PT on Dec. 6.
      • Get Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Purchase the digital version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or register your physical game card with My Nintendo by 11:59 p.m. PT on Jan. 31, 2019, and receive a download code** for the Piranha Plant playable fighter. Get the details at https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/#piranha-plant.
      • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass – Get access to five DLC packs with the Fighters Pass. Each DLC pack will be released separately – and includes one new fighter, one new stage and additional music tracks. Fighters Pass purchasers also get a special in-game costume (this downloadable costume will be available starting Dec. 7). Each DLC pack will also be available for individual purchase. Each DLC pack available with the Fighters Pass will be released by February 2020 – check back at https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/dlc for exact timing and more details. Full version of game required to use DLC.
    • Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online: Three games are coming to the service*** on Nov. 14, including:
      • Metroid – The first installment of the Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’ home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life-forms known as Metroids. With its deep and complex gameplay, excellent music and a rare sense of setting, Metroid establishes a frightening ambience that will haunt and entertain you for a very long time.
      • Mighty Bomb Jack – The hero of the game, Jack, must make his way through 16 levels of a pyramid in order to defeat the demon Belzebut and rescue the royal Pamera family. Each level is split into two parts: an action zone and a Royal Palace room. Action zones can be split up into several portions and contain power-ups, such as money bags, Mighty Coins and Mighty Drinks, usually hidden in treasure chests.
      • TwinBee – A hit sensation back in the day, this vertical-scrolling arcade game made its 1986 release on the Famicom in Japan. Guide the spacecrafts, TwinBee and WinBee, as you dodge and destroy waves of aerial and ground enemies to save the island from a ruthless conqueror. Some of the unusual enemies you’ll encounter include kitchen knives, bamboo shoots and octopi, but these spacecrafts have more than enough firepower to blast them out of the sky.
    • YouTube – Kick back and relax with YouTube on your Nintendo Switch system. Enjoy entertainment like music videos and shows, plus gaming livestreams, how-tos and much more. Explore a world of videos with recommendations and easy access to your channel subscriptions. So grab your friends, family and your Nintendo Switch controller, and enjoy YouTube together.

Super Mario Party Bundle



Make Multiplayer Parties Even Easier with a Super Mario Party Bundle with Included Joy-Con

The Super Mario Party game for the Nintendo Switch system provides some of the most fun four-player party action this side of the Mushroom Kingdom! And to give prospective owners of the game the ability to play with four players right out of the box, Nintendo is offering a bundle that includes the Super Mario Party game and a pair of Neon Green/Neon Yellow Joy-Con controllers. The bundle will hit stores on Nov. 16 at a suggested retail price of $99.99 while supplies last. This is a great value for shoppers, as they will save almost $40 when compared to buying Super Mario Party and two Joy-Con controllers separately. Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers, so anyone that opens this gift during the holiday season will be able to start a four-player Super Mario Party with surrounding friends and family members right away!

Super Mario Party is the newest game in the long-running Mario Party series – and the first on Nintendo Switch. In the game, the much-loved four-player original board game mode is back with new features like character-specific Dice Blocks that add strategy to each roll. Players can compete in 80 minigames that use the Joy-Con controllers in fun ways, as well as new ways to play like the cooperative River Survival mode. For the first time in series history, party-goers can play sets of minigames online with other players. (Nintendo Switch Online membership is required and sold separately.) And in the new Toad’s Rec Room mode, two players that each own Super Mario Party can pair their Nintendo Switch systems, lay them flat and participate in some mode-specific minigames that combine both screens in creative ways.

For more information about Super Mario Party, visit https://supermarioparty.nintendo.com/.

Take Holiday Shopping to the Next Level at the Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience


Play Games and Make Nintendo Memories at Malls Across the Country



REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 9, 2018 – Some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the holiday season will be playable at the Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience, coming to select shopping centers all around the U.S. starting on Nov. 10. The all-star lineup of family-friendly games includes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019 and Overcooked 2, among others.

The Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience is a vibrant space that invites fans of all ages to stop in and experience all things Nintendo, and get recommendations about what Nintendo products to buy for their friends and family members this holiday season. Plus, they can try out a Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit and interact with a Fortnite-themed photo experience. Admission to the experience is free and everyone is welcome.

“With the Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience, we wanted to give families a place to take a break and play some fun games during their holiday shopping,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Being able to play games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before they launch is a great way to inform shopping decisions and educate people about what Nintendo has to offer this holiday season.”

Netflix Millarworld Welcomes PRODIGY


TRIPTYCH COVER WELCOMES NETFLIX’S
NEW HIGH-OCTANE ADVENTURE SERIES, PRODIGY, TO MILLARWORLD


PORTLAND, OR, 11/06/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to exclusively reveal a triptych cover for the forthcoming PRODIGY comic book by Mark Millar (KINGSMAN, THE MAGIC ORDER, Civil War) and illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque (Batman, American Vampire). The series will launch this December from Image Comics and is the latest addition to the Netflix Millarworld franchises shepherded by Mark and his wife Lucy.

In PRODIGY, Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman—his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and international governments call on him to fix problems they just can’t handle. Interior preview pages were exclusively revealed at Deadline yesterday [November 5, 2018].

PRODIGY #1 will be available on Wednesday, December 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 12th. There will be no second printings, and the item will be fully returnable to comic shop retailers. 
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover A Albuquerque - OCT180018
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover B Albuquerque - OCT180019
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover C Albuquerque - OCT180020
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover D Albuquerque - OCT180021
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover E Albuquerque - OCT180022
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover F Quitely - OCT180023
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover G Blank cover - OCT180024
  • PRODIGY #1 Cover H Albuquerque 'We Believe in Comics' - SEP188266
PRODIGY #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
www.imagecomics.com.

ABOUT NETFLIX
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 130 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

ABOUT MARK MILLAR AND MILLARWORLD
Millarworld, a subsidiary of Netflix, is an entertainment company run by Mark and Lucy Millar. Millarworld’s comic book franchises, like Wanted, Kingsman, Reborn, Empress, Kick-Ass, Jupiter’s Legacy and many others, have achieved huge success as global franchises ranging across publishing, cinema, clothing, video-games and toys over the past fourteen years. In his years at Marvel, Mark wrote some of the biggest-selling books of this generation, massively influencing the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His book, The Ultimates, was named by TIME Magazine as "Comic Book Of The Decade" and his Superman opus, Red Son, remains the bestselling Superman graphic novel of all time.