Let’s take a look at some of the science fiction and fantasy titles to be published in August.
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Adventure Constant – Jon Mollison
Jack Dashing thought being a rocket test pilot was the most exciting career his world had to offer. He was right, but he had no idea it would also open the door to a world where action and adventure always lay just around the corner. Within 24 hours of crashing the experimental FYN-X drive, Jack finds himself swept up in a race across the Pacific Ocean to rescue a kidnapped princess from the hands of the Red Collective’s most dangerous agent. So begins a world spanning voyage across two oceans in a world a lot like ours – but one where daring rescues, thrilling chases, and secret plots aren’t just the stuff of novels, they are a part of everyday life.
Particularly for a man of action like Jack Dashing, the Planetary Romantic.
Available August 1st
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The Golden Horde (The Revelations Cycle #4) – Chris Kennedy
“With four surviving companies back, and little chance of more, the survivors met in Houston to discuss the future. After the meeting, they noted the similar themes of their companies and logo designs, and they began calling themselves the Four Horsemen. The four companies, Winged Hussars, Asbaran Solutions, Cartwright’s Cavaliers, and the Golden Horde proclaimed that this was not the end of Human mercenary service, but only the beginning.”
When Earth was discovered by alien civilization, humanity had little to offer the galaxy except for the rare will to fight. 100 mercenary companies went out into the void to bring back money for their impoverished home world. Only four survived. Dubbed the “Four Horsemen”, these companies served as the basis for bootstrapping Earth into galactic prosperity. Now, generations later, rival aliens are settling old scores. One by one, the companies faced bankruptcy, insurmountable odds, and annihilation. First Cartwright’s Cavaliers, then Asbaran Solutions, and most recently the Winged Hussars. Now it’s the Golden Horde’s turn to triumph like its fellow Horsemen, or die like the rest.
Available August 4th
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Freedom’s Fray (Freedom’s Fire #3) – Bobby Adair
War in the Heavens for Freedom on Earth
The first interstellar war, a generation ago, left humanity enslaved. Now humans fight in the armies of their masters to save themselves from annihilation.
At least, that’s what the propaganda insists is true. What the layers of lies keep hidden, is how badly the new war is going for the people of earth.
Now it’s Dylan Kane’s turn to blast into the heavens and join the battle, but what his masters don’t know, is that by putting a weapon in his hands, they’re giving him the key to unlocking his hopes of freedom.
With enough assualt ships on his side to attack the Trog fleet while it’s docked for resupply, it’s time for Dylan Kane to take the fight to the enemy. A decisive win could turn the tide of the war.
Available August 6th
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All These Worlds (We Are Bob #3) – Dennis Taylor
Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can’t stay out of trouble.
They’ve created enough colonies so humanity shouldn’t go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.
Still stinging from getting their collective butts kicked in their first encounter with the Others, the Bobs now face the prospect of a decisive final battle to defend Earth and its colonies. But the Bobs are less disciplined than a herd of cats, and some of the younger copies are more concerned with their own local problems than defeating the Others.
Yet salvation may come from an unlikely source. A couple of eighth-generation Bobs have found something out in deep space. All it will take to save the Earth and perhaps all of humanity is for them to get it to Sol — unless the Others arrive first.
Available August 8th
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Kill Team (Galaxy’s Edge #3) – Jason Anspach and Nick Cole
Always make ’em pay.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar—and the destruction of the battleship Chiasm—Legion Dark Ops recruits Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires. Their secret mission is as clear as it is deadly: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster.
Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee—a murderous species who will stop at nothing. But perhaps the biggest threat of all is the truth they seek to uncover.
For it could ignite a revolution—and engulf the galaxy in flames…
…unless the Kill Team is willing to finish the job. At any cost.
Available August 13th
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Bunker (Book 4) – Jay J. Falconer
All That Stands Between a Global Conspiracy and the End of the World is One Man and a Gun.
When a coordinated attack brings chaos to the country, the mountain community of Clearwater, Colorado finds itself at ground zero.
Without power, technology, and the ability to survive, the desperate townspeople turn to a mysterious drifter for help—Jack Bunker, a troubled man with the skills and training to keep everyone alive.
Soon it becomes clear that not everything in Clearwater is what it seems. Dark forces are amassing in the shadows, preparing to unleash an evil far worse than anyone could have imagined.
After the insurgents take control, Jack Bunker must rally all his skills and training in an explosive battle for survival.
Despite being outnumbered and outgunned, Bunker vows to never stop fighting to protect those he cares about, not until the threat is neutralized or he draws his last breath.
Available August 22th
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And for fans of humor:
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The LawDog Files: African Adventures – LawDog
LawDog had the honor of representing law and order in the Texas town of Bugscuffle as a Sheriff’s Deputy, where he became notorious for, among other things, the famous Case of the Pink Gorilla Suit. But long before he put on the deputy’s star, he grew up in Nigeria, where his experiences were equally unforgettable, and in most cases, every bit as funny. In THE LAWDOG FILES: AFRICAN ADVENTURES, LawDog chronicles his encounters with everything from bush pilots, 15-foot pythons, pygmy mongooses, brigadier-captains, and Peace Corp hippies to the Nigerian space program.
THE LAWDOG FILES: AFRICAN ADVENTURES are every bit as funny as the previous volume, as LawDog relates his unforgettable experiences in a laconic, self-deprecating manner that is funny in its own right. Africa wins again, and again, and again, but, so too does the reader in this sobering, but hilarious collection of true tales from the Dark Continent.
Available August 10th