Science Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 6 August, 2022

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The Guns of Freedom (Starship Freedom #7) – Daniel Arenson


War flares between man and monster. Between Earth and the terror from the stars.

We did not choose this war. The spiders attacked us. They trapped us in their webs. They devoured millions.

No, we did not want this war. But we will win it!

The starship Freedom rises. A legendary ship. A beacon of hope. A pillar of flame in the darkness. The fleet rallies behind her. All eyes gaze up at her light.

Admiral James King leads the fleet to battle. He knows the stakes. Earth teeters on the edge of destruction. He must muster all his courage, all his skill. Or Earth will fall.

This is an hour of war. An hour of spiders. An hour of courage and sacrifice and blood. This is Freedom’s finest hour.

Junkyard Ghost Ship (Junkyard Pirate #6) – Jamie McFarlane

A flying saucer’s crash landing is just the beginning of a race against time to save innocent aliens from a devious plot.

Albert Jenkins and his friends have enjoyed several months of peace, which is why when a Rosengul spaceship crash lands into his new house, he’s not exactly surprised.

From the wreckage, a pair of small, ordinarily reclusive Rosengul emerge and spin a tale of kidnapping and deceit. Of course, AJ, who is about as sensitive as a stampeding buffalo, asks the pertinent question. Why drop this problem in his lap? The simple answer is that AJ developed a galactic reputation for getting the job done, even when it requires skirting Galactic Empire law. Someone is kidnapping Rosengul aliens, and their government is either unable to chase down the problem or unwilling to try. It’s obvious that it’s time to take off the gloves and get their hands dirty.

But before AJ can even get a full description of the problem, a team of heavily armed, human commandos fast rope their way into the middle of Darnell’s backyard. Having brought barbeque sauce to a gunfight, AJ and his team are easily overcome, leaving Doctor Jayne seriously injured.

If AJ wasn’t invested before the commandos arrived, hurting his fiancé was a great way to drag him into the fight. The biggest question is will he have to fight Army Intelligence or will they finally join forces for the benefit of all.

Night of the Knife – Vaughn Heppner

Legend holds that a Celestial turned evil once stole the Creator’s Staff of Light, fleeing with it to the World Below. The staff shattered when the Celestial changed a lizard into the Great Dragon. The exploding staff killed the evil Celestial and unleashed terrible beasts upon the Earth, for the Great Dragon became the mother of all her kind.

The other Celestials were forbidden to leave their realm to fix the problem. Thus, they sent their servants to stop the Dragons. Many called them Elves, and they did their best, but the Elves were no match for the fire-breathing monsters.

In desperation, the Elf Queen has sent the darkest of them—Iroldo the Lynx Lord, a master of the knife and stealthy forays—to rescue one who has learned a fatal Dragon weakness. But she’s locked deep in a deadly fortress, guarded by manticoras, wyverns, sorcerers and Dragons.

This is the world’s last chance to stave off eternal slavery, and their hope lies in the skills of the darkest of rogues.

Planet Strike Tobruk (The Void Wars #3) – Michael G. Thomas

The flag of the Commonwealth flies over the impregnable Tobruk Citadel, even as its defences are pounded to rubble. Its colonial garrison holds on, but it cannot last forever.

Defeats throughout the Afari Sector have pushed the Commonwealth back, leaving only the garrison at Tobruk behind on the Novan desert planet of Kyrenaica. Surrounded on all sides, the beleaguered garrison refuses to yield, even as starfighters strafe its ports, and enemy assault walkers pound its damaged walls. Each day the garrison holds on gives the Commonwealth and its allies time to prepare for a counter offensive.

It has taken months, but with reinforcements from the failed Helenika campaign bolstering their numbers they’re finally ready to strike back against the Novan Republic and it’s Vrokan allies. Commonwealth starships advance through the system, while ground forces strike nearby moons and forward bases. It’s their largest offensive so far of the war as they sweep forward to Kyrenaica. Waiting for them in the shadows is a mysterious Vrokan commander, known only as the Desert Fox. A man who commands the respect of Novan and Vrokan soldier alike. And a man with no intention of abandoning Kyrenaica.

Queen of Monsters (The Vanished #1) – Jay Barnson

Sometimes people vanish without a trace. Sometimes those people arrive… elsewhere.

As a teen, Aiden Holt studied stories of unexplained disappearances throughout history. He never dreamed he would become one of those disappearances.

Now trapped in an alien world, hunted for his non-functional “special abilities,” Aiden fights to survive against horrific creatures and determined enemies.

Somewhere between certain death and servitude, Aiden seeks an escape—if he can find other “vanished” who beat the odds and survived in this harsh magical world.

Trouble Walked In – Mike Kupari

A search for a missing woman exposes a conspiracy that could threaten an entire planet.

Cassandra Blake, an employee for the Ascension Planetary Holdings Group—the largest and most powerful corporation in Nova Columbia—has gone missing. And her sister wants to know why. When questions need answering on Nova Columbia, Detective Ezekiel “Easy” Novak is the man folks turn to. But what begins as a routine missing person case quickly turns into something much bigger and more sinister, with implications that could affect the entire planet. It seems Cassandra wasn’t just investigating her employer. She had uncovered a secret effort to excavate and exploit an ancient alien artifact known only as The Seraph. Soon, Easy finds himself trying to unravel a conspiracy that may implicate not only Ascension but the highest echelons of the Terran Confederation itself.

An Atlas of Bad Roads – a Kickstarter from Misha Burnett

There are many strange places off the beaten paths in this great land of ours. From the abandoned shopping malls where squatters revel in violent nihilism to the new subdivisions built atop ruins where tragedies lay buried, Misha Burnett is your guide to the weird and out of the way places that are haunted by the past and the future.

This all new collection from Misha Burnett includes 16 strange tales of the macabre as well as 16 original poems, exploring the mysterious nature of the seemingly mundane world, where the run-down warehouses, shady night clubs, and even 24-hour gas stations may be home to magical fae creatures or skulking maniacs.

You’ve been offered a map to these beautiful vistas and disturbing local attractions. Just try not to get lost.

Open until 10 August, 2020.

Isom #1: Ill Advised – a crowd funded campaign by Eric July

Avery Silman was once an entry-level hero known as Isom in the city of Florespark, Texas shortly after gaining his special abilities. A certain event had him hang up his suit, and now he stays on the outskirts of the city, living as a rancher.

Avery’s sister, Altona, gives him a call and wants him to visit an old friend by the name of Darren Fontaino. Another family friend that was interning with Altona has gone missing and she last heard that she was dealing with Darren. But Darren has much changed since he was hanging out with Avery when they were young. He’s a cold-blooded shot-caller and one of the most feared men in the city.

This visit turns into one of the longest days in Avery’s life. Around these parts, people call ‘special beings’ Excepts. And unfortunately for Avery, he has the luxury of running into some of them. The Alphacore and Yaira have their own set of conflicts. A man built like a tank by the name of Santwan reappears and he’s had previous confrontation with Avery. So what happens with Avery and Darren’s meeting? Who and where is the family friend? Just grab Isom #1: Ill-Advised Pt. 1 and find out for yourself!

Open until 23 September 2022.

Light Unto Another World #6-10 – a Kickstarter from Yakov Merkin

While his army training prepared him for many things, Uriel Makkis had not been expecting to be suddenly pulled through a portal and stranded on another world. However, he was always adaptable, and quickly set out to make the world upon which he was stranded a better place, guided by his staunch faith and aided by his newfound friends, along with the skills and knowledge he brought with him from Earth.

Along the way, Uriel has made a bunch of new friends, new enemies, and changed the world forever. 

That’s just the start of the story.

Now, having made many new friends, new foes, and changing this world forever, Uriel and his team face their most dangerous enemies yet as they start to unravel more of the mysteries surrounding them and this world.

Open until 18 August 2022.

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