December Forthcoming

MG's list of books entering the Galaxy in December 2017

Check out the entire list by downloading the PDF file of it, click here!

We have spotlighted some titles on this page.

The Demon Crown: A SIGMA Force Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062381736
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Published: William Morrow & Company - December 5th, 2017

A construction project beneath the National Mall unearths a terrifying secret dating back to the Civil War. It is a cache of bones preserved in amber and buried more than a century ago by a cabal of scientists to protect humankind. The scientists, led by Alexander Graham Bell, who helped found the Smithsonian Institution, were safeguarding a wonder like no other: the very secret of life after death. But this prize is linked to a horror from the ancient past, a horror that has remained dormant yet all too frighteningly alive in the marrow of those bones-and has now been freed again to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world.

Don't miss James Rollins at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on December 15th!


Blood Truth Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781608092390
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Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 5th, 2017

Rick Cahill has long feared the truth about his own blood--relentlessly searching for answers after he opens a safe hidden in his childhood home for decades. As he uncovers layers of clues to his father's disgrace and painful death, he encounters powerful forces intent on keeping the past buried.

Dont miss the Early Release launch party with Matt Coyle in San Diego on November 18th!


Roomies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501165832
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Published: Gallery Books - December 5th, 2017

Marriages of convenience are so ...inconvenient.

 

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

 

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway's hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway--until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he's in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

 

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway--in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting--will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

Don't miss Christna Lauren at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on December 9th!


The Pretender: Games People Play Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062692214
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Published: Avon Books - December 26th, 2017

They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, and Harrison Tate is proof. Once a professional burglar, he now makes a lawful living tracking down stolen art. No one needs to know about his secret sideline, "liberating" artifacts acquired through underhanded methods. At least until one of those jobs sees him walking in on a murder.

Gabrielle Wright has long been estranged from her wealthy family, but she didn't kill her sister. Trouble is, the only person who can prove it is the sexy, elusive criminal who shouldn't have been at the island estate on that terrible night. She's not expecting honor among thieves--or for their mutual attraction to spark into an intense inferno of desire.

Under the guise of evaluating her family's art, Harris comes back to the estate hoping to clear Gabby's name. But returning to the scene of the crime has never been riskier, with their hearts and lives on the line.

Dont miss Kelen Kay Dimon at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on December 9th!


Persepolis Rising Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316332835
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Published: Orbit - December 5th, 2017

The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series--now a major television series.
The Expanse Leviathan WakesCaliban's WarAbaddon's GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon's AshesPersepolis Rising
The Expanse Short Fiction The Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital AbyssStrange Dogs


Hymn: The Final Volume of the Psalms of Isaak Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780765321312
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Published: Tor Books - December 5th, 2017

Ken Scholes completes his five-book epic that began with his acclaimed first novel Lamentation. The battle for control of The Named Lands has captivated readers as they have learned, alongside the characters, the true nature of world called Lasthome.

Now the struggle between the Andro-Francine Order of the Named Lands and the Y'Zirite Empire has reached a terrible turning point. Believing that his son is dead, Rudolfo has pretended to join with the triumphant Y'zirite forces--but his plan is to destroy them all with a poison that is targeted only to the enemy.

In Y'Zir, Rudolfo's wife Jin Li Tam is fighting a war with her own father which will bring that Empire to ruin.

And on the Moon, Neb, revealed as one of the Younger Gods, takes the power of the Last Home Temple for his own.


Empire Games: A Tale of the Merchant Princes Universe Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765337597
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Published: Tor Books - December 5th, 2017

Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross hits the ground running with Empire Games, provocative techno-thriller and fresh storyline in the Merchant Princes universe.

It's 2020. Two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, are set on a collision course. Each timeline's increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies are fumbling around in the dark, trying to find a solution to the first-contact problem that doesn't result in a nuclear holocaust.

And two paratime travellers, Ministry of Intertemporal Research and Intelligence Commissioner Miriam Burgeson and newly minted spy Rita Douglas--a mother and her long-lost, adopted daughter--are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation.


Mississippi Roll: A Wild Cards Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765390523
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Published: Tor Books - December 5th, 2017

Now on its final voyage, the historical steamboat Natchez is known for her super-powered guest entertainers. But after the suspicious death of a crewmember, retired NY police detective Leo Storgman decides to make this incident his personal case. His findings only lead to a growing number of questions. Is there some truth behind the ghostly sightings of the steamboat's first captain Wilbur Leathers? What secret does the current captain seem to be hiding? And could the Natchez be ferrying mysterious - and possibly dangerous - cargo onboard?


The Girl in the Tower Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101885963
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Published: Del Rey Books - December 5th, 2017

Katherine Arden's enchanting first novel introduced readers to an irresistible heroine. Vasilisa has grown up at the edge of a Russian wilderness, where snowdrifts reach the eaves of her family's wooden house and there is truth in the fairy tales told around the fire. Vasilisa's gift for seeing what others do not won her the attention of Morozko--Frost, the winter demon from the stories--and together they saved her people from destruction. But Frost's aid comes at a cost, and her people have condemned her as a witch.

 

Now Vasilisa faces an impossible choice. Driven from her home by frightened villagers, the only options left for her are marriage or the convent. She cannot bring herself to accept either fate and instead chooses adventure, dressing herself as a boy and setting off astride her magnificent stallion Solovey.

 

But after Vasilisa prevails in a skirmish with bandits, everything changes. The Grand Prince of Moscow anoints her a hero for her exploits, and she is reunited with her beloved sister and brother, who are now part of the Grand Prince's inner circle. She dares not reveal to the court that she is a girl, for if her deception were discovered it would have terrible consequences for herself and her family. Before she can untangle herself from Moscow's intrigues--and as Frost provides counsel that may or may not be trustworthy--she will also confront an even graver threat lying in wait for all of Moscow itself.


1636: The Vatican Sanction Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781481482776
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Published: Baen - December 5th, 2017

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY, 1636

 

It's spring in Burgundy. The flowers are out and so are the cardinals--of Pope Urban's renegade papacy, now on the run from the Vatican's would-be usurper Borja. Most of the Church's senior leaders have converged upon the city of Besancon, where the Pope plans to offer an ecumenical olive branch to the other Christian denominations with which Rome has been at war.

 

Fortunately, Urban has up-time help. He can rely upon Cardinal-Protector Larry Mazzare's theological savvy, Sharon Nichols' medical skills, and her husband Ruy Sanchez's keen-eyed experience as a body-guard-in-chief. And even though Urban has a new Papal Guard in the form of Owen Rowe O'Neill's Wild Geese, Mike Stearns has loaned the Pope a small contingent of the Hibernian Battalion--just in case.

 

Which is prudent, since Urban and his peace initiative are not merely at risk from Borja's assassins. There is another, more deadly, team of professional killers in town, directed by the man who almost killed the Pope before: lethal Spanish mastermind Pedro Dolor.

 

Dolor hasn't come to confess murder--he's come to commit it.


God's Last Breath Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316374934
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Published: Orbit - December 5th, 2017

The great demon Khoth-Kapira has broken free of his prison and taken his first step upon the mortal world. And he owes it all to Lenk. Believing that the demon will heal a broken world that the gods have abandoned, Lenk serves as reluctant champion to Khoth-Kapira's cause. But as the desperate and fearful flock to Khoth-Kapira's banner, begging for salvation, Lenk begins to doubt his patron's great designs. 
The city of Cier'Djaal, meanwhile, has become the field for the last great battle of mortals. And as humans, shicts and tulwar prepare to tear each other apart, none are aware of the ancient horror that marches upon their tiny wars. 
At the tip of a spear or beneath the heel of demons, the reign of mortals ends. 


Survival Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765379542
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor Books - December 26th, 2017

Ben Bova continues his hard SF Star Quest series which began with Death Wave and Apes and Angels. In Surivival, a human team sent to scout a few hundred lightyears in front of the death wave encounters a civilization far in advance of our own, a civilization of machine intelligences.

These sentient, intelligent machines have existed for eons, and have survived earlier "death waves," gamma ray bursts from the core of the galaxy. They are totally self-sufficient, completely certain that the death wave cannot harm them, and utterly uninterested in helping to save other civilizations, organic or machine.

But now that the humans have discovered them, they refuse to allow them to leave their planet, reasoning that other humans will inevitably follow if they learn of their existence.


The White City Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781473211490
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Published: Gollancz - December 12th, 2017

 LET'S FACE IT, NONE OF US DESERVE TO BE SAVED.

 

None of us are wiser, smarter, stronger or prettier than all those we watch die. Whatever criteria Down uses, how worthy we are doesn't come into it.

 

Since escaping London's inferno, Mary and Dalip have fought monsters and won - though in the magical world of Down, the most frightening monsters come from within.

 

Now they hold the greatest of treasures: maps that reveal the way to the White City, where they can find the answers they're looking for, and learn the secrets of Down.

 

But to get there they must rely on Crows, who has already betrayed them at every turn. As they battle their way towards the one place in all of Down without magic, they must ask themselves how far they will go to find their way home.

 

After all, if there's one thing the White City offers those brave enough to enter, it's more than they bargained for.

 

SIMON MORDEN'S DOWN STATION WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY QUEST FOR MEANING AND IDENTITY. NOW HE'S LEADING US TO THE KIND OF TRUTHS THAT LEAVE US CHANGED.


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