Still wondering what to give that special someone? Well, worry not because I am here to let you know what has and will be coming out in December. Whatever holiday you celebrate, I always advise the gift of literacy no matter what age, race, gender, or religion. In this festive season, crack open a book, drink some hot chocolate, and keep up to date on the new releases below.
1) Roadkill: A Jim Kowalksi Adventure by Matt Fillbach and Shawn Fillbach
Roadkill: A Jim Kowalski Adventure came out December 6th. A biological contagion that turns the living into cannibalistic mutants has been unleashed, and it’s up to paranormal trucker Jim Kowalksi to stop it! Jim, along with his talking dog and G.P.S. crystal skull, lead this full-throttle adventure into overdrive. Our heroic trio must battle their way through monster insects, zombie truckers, a crazed country musician, and a doomsday cult led by the insane Reverend Baba-Yaga Boogity. Climb aboard and take a ride on this two-lane blacktop of high-speed comedy and high-octane horror!
2) Rasl Volume 1: The Drift by Jeff Smith
Rasl Volume 1 came out on the 10th. Cartoon Books proudly presents Jeff Smith’s new adventure series, RASL – a stark, sci-fi series about a dimension-jumping art thief, a man unplugged from the world who races through space and time searching for his next big score – and trying to escape his past. In this first of three graphic novels, Rasl faces an assassin’s bullet and stumbles across a mystery that not only threatens to expose his own illicit activities, but could also uncover one of the world’s most dangerous and sought after secrets!
3) The Ubiquitous Man by Christopher Orland
The Ubiquitous Man released the 15th. A vivid and mesmerising high-tech thriller that speculates on the field of commercial teleportation. The year is 2104 and the teleportation of people from one continent to another has become an expensive and controversial reality. Hotshot salesman Guy Rennix of UK firm Tempus Biotronics is offered a business trip from London to New York, travelling via the ultimate mode of transport. Soon after his arrival in the States, Guy is plunged into a mystery that threatens not only his freedom but also his life. GTP, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that delivers teleportation, appears to be the source of the problem. Guy decides to risk everything by staying in New York alone to search for answers. As he edges nearer to what seems an impossible truth, the revelations start piling up until eventually Guy reaches a discovery of monumental proportions.
December 9th Releases:
- Wild Space by Karen Miller
- Busted Flush by George R.R. Martin
December 10th Releases:
- Webdancers by Brian Herbert
- The Dragons of Lencia: Lone Wolf by Richard Ford
December 15th Releases:
- Madness of Flowers by Jay Lake
December 16th Releases:
- Starship: Rebel by Mike Resnick
- Warhammer: Condemned by Fire by Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton, and Rahsan Ekedal
December 19th Releases:
- The Ultramarines Omnibus by Graham McNeill
- Ciaphas Cain: Hero of the Imperium by Sandy Mitchell
- Let the Galaxy Burn by Marc Gascoigne and Christian Dunn
- Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts by Heather Masri
December 23rd Releases:
- The Breath of God by Harry Turtledove
December 25th Releases:
- Tamarisk: A Novel by Lou Aronica
December 28th Releases:
- Muse of Fire by Dan Simmons
- The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick, 1980-82 by Philip K. Dick
December 29th Releases:
- The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith
- Star Trek: Assignment Earth by John Byrne
- Astounding Space Thrills: Argosy Smith and the Codex Reckoning by Steve Conley
- Lights, Camera Monsters by Lila DuBois
- Queen Of Hearts by Daniel Homan
- The King’s Daughter by M C Halliday
Kelly, I so appreciate the mention of The King’s Daughter, a historical fantasy of magic, machinations and mayhem: Bartered and deceived, the daughter of a medieval king struggles to free Eire – and herself- from the coveting ambitions of a dark wizard.
The tale is based on the social structure and maps of Ireland circa 1000 AD, and penned using the vocabulary of the era (early Middle English), although some spelling had to be modernized so not to confuse the reader. It has been awarded ‘Outstanding Read’ by SRR and RRfA.
Heads up though! This book is not suitable for those under eighteen due to sexual content and situations that sensitive readers may find highly disturbing. It is not erotica, although it has been categorized as such on some ebook sites due to the publisher’s warning.
Wishing you happy holidays and good reading!