Science Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 13 November 2021

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Space cadets, genetically unmodified supermen, and a lucky dungeon master feature in this week’s new releases.

Dungeon Core Online #2 – Jonathan Smidt

War is coming.

DCO’s latest patch has finally made it possible for dungeons to interact with one another. This can mean only one thing: it is time for some player vs player action. More importantly, it means James and BLANK will finally be able to settle their score on the Fields of Battle. Only, there’s a lot more riding on this than pride – if James loses, he will be forced to leave DCO for good.

With everything on the line James and Rue must prepare for the onslaught and grow their dungeon as fast as possible. Which may mean doing things James isn’t proud of, things that involve a lot of dickens…

BLANK may be formidable, but the Random dungeon still has a few tricks up its sleeve. James has unlocked an entire new floor, and with it, the most powerful and terrifying Random mobs yet.

Well… hopefully; it is Random after all. But seriously – how bad could it be?

E-Day II: Burning Earth – Nicholas Sansbury Smith

E-Day: The moment the machines evolved and humans nearly went extinct. In the chaos, one million people escaped Earth and fled to a secret colony on the dark side of the Moon. Deep beneath the lunar surface, in the cold, they wait for the inevitable–a second attack that will wipe humanity out forever.

Sergeant Tadhg Walsh is tired of waiting. He wants to fight back and return to Earth to search for Shadow Squad. But he has new orders from the Lunar Defense Corps: protect the colonies at all costs and forget about any survivors back home.

Captain Akira Hayashi is one of those survivors, forced to heal from his injuries in a submarine while the planet burns. Shadow Squad won’t be hiding for long, but before they can don their armor again, they must find a safe haven to plan their attack. When they locate a research station in the Mariana Trench, their submarine heads into the depths. What they find in the darkness changes everything they know about E-Day.

On the Moon, the LDC will do everything in its power to keep the truth about survivors on Earth a secret, even if it means sacrificing the few for the many. On Earth, Shadow Squad will have to make tenuous alliances with old enemies to stand a chance against the enemy. If they can unite, they might just have a chance of stopping the machines from wiping out humanity on Earth and the Moon.

Gold Glamour’s Ghost – Neil Adam Ray

Carter Quinn might be Tarnation’s premiere scoundrel, charlatan, and snake oil salesman, but at least each of his overpriced promises of false hope comes with a good story pegged to it. All the man claiming to be Lucas Linden offers with his lies is a brief dance at the end of a short rope.

After studying the art of the scam for decades, Quinn knows a fraud when he sees one. Sure, the legendary gunslinger’s revolvers weigh down the stranger’s belt and he’s got the folk hero’s signature smile stretched across his face, but the real Lucas Linden disappeared thirty years ago. For him to come back after so long without a single wrinkle or gray hair, he’d need a hell of a lot more than a healthy diet—he’d need the kind of magic that only exists in stories more outlandish than those of Lucas Linden himself.

The fake Lucas Linden seems harmless at first, but when he appoints himself sheriff and claims to have discovered enough gold to reanimate the dried-up mining town, the simple townsfolk fall for the con hook, line, and sinker. They feed off the fervor of the lawless, godless hangings, growing more manic by the day, and it falls on Quinn and his soft-headed sidekick, Ron Chesterfield, to stop the grinning ghost before his festering evil consumes Tarnation and spreads its black tendrils to the rest of the world.

Kari: The Hunt – Justin Sloan and F. J. Fox

Massive guns, giant alien monsters, and big egos. What could possibly go wrong?

Tommy is just another guy working for a hedge fund, when the richest person in history invites him and his boss on an alien safari. Sounds great, rubbing elbows with elite playboys and oodles of hotties in outer space, right? But everything goes completely fubar in a hurry. Turns out, a group of alien ninjas already lives on the planet — yeah, you read that right — alien ninjas! And they love to hunt. Now Tommy must choose between crying to his mommy and maybe getting an alien sword in his gut, or manning up to save those he’s come to care about.

Rear Admiral Henry Gallant (The Henry Gallant Saga #8) – H. Peter Alesso

Can a Natural survive in the 22nd Century genetically engineered space navy?

Henry Gallant is the only Natural left in the fleet. In spite of his shipmates’ concern that he is not up to the challenge, his unique mental abilities are essential to the defense against hostile aliens.

The enemy aliens sued for peace . . . but they lied! To Humanity’s shock and horror, the Titans launched a surprise attack on the Solar System. They devastated the United Planets Home Fleet.

Henry Gallant’s Task Force 34 is all that stands between the aliens and Earth.

At home, Alaina wanted to start a family. Forcing Gallant to assess if he was a Natural ‘superman’ or a disappointment to one and all.

Planet Patrol #1: The Adventure Begins – Kat Zwers

In their first mission as members of the elite intergalactic patrol the Zatu, Axl, Jaya and Gear are summoned to the Planet of Ecotreka to save the inhabitants from the evil Dracton. Dracton and his warriors, the Groxxi are stealing from Ecotreka’s life source, the Cortana plant. Without the energy from the Cortana plant everything is dying. It’s up to the Zatu to save this beautiful jungle planet from destruction.

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