22 Oct 2021
Your Fall Sci-Fi Reads | October 2021
Don’t miss these new science fiction books by bestselling authors HD Smith, Tara K. Rafacz, Faith Hunter, Terry Maggert, J.N. Chaney, Jodi Taylor, David Weber, and Eric Flint. Enjoy your new science fiction books!
Myst and Ink
by HD Smith
Release Date: August 31, 2021
The first in a series of books that blend magic and technology set 800 years in the future where the Earth has been abandoned for new worlds…Genevieve Harlow lives a mundane life on planet Tau as one of the working class forced to do as her House commands. Her lack of magical aptitude and orphan status make any advancement impossible. The House elites know nothing of Genevieve’s life—why would they—until she stumbles on a secret that will change the nine worlds forever. Liam Anderson, an elite of unknown lineage, makes a living as a relic hunter and purveyor of ancient goods. Some call it smuggling, but the laws are vague at best. But Liam is in the wrong place at the wrong time when his fate becomes intertwined with Genevieve’s, putting both their lives in danger. He’s running from more than his past, but Genevieve’s secret is greater than either of them can possibly imagine.
Psalm of the Iron Maid
by Tara K. Rafacz
Release Date: September 30, 2021
Book 8 of the exciting Iron Made Series by Tara K. Rafacz…Leaving Earth isn’t meant to be easy. Having a relationship with another person isn’t, either, and after heartbreak, loss, and massive life changes (including death, coma and God’s miracle in her life), Gin is poised for the future. Her body is still healing and recovering; the colony is still set on its path to grow. Will her relationship with Stephan do the same?
Red Bounty (Backyard Starship Book 2)
by Terry Maggert & J.N. Chaney
Release Date: October 17, 2021
Book 2 of the Backyard Starship Series by Terry Maggert and J.N. Chaney…Van left his old life behind, but some things remain the same. Even in space, crime still exists. After taking a Peacemaker job to find missing fuel, Perry finds something far more sinister than simple theft—a voice, crying out in a forge of heat and flame, and the discovery reveals a series of acts so vicious that nothing short of revenge will suffice. Following leads across the stars, Van, Perry, and Torina discover the wealthy elite are doing more than just taking fuel. They’re stealing lives. But it takes money to make justice, and Van has to work. Torina’s land must be restored, and the Dragonet needs new armor, and Van’s sword isn’t going to sharpen itself. So Van throws himself into the life of a Peacemaker, where he discovers that doing his job—and doing it well—makes him a target. He’s got the will. He’s got the sword. And he’s got help. Now all he needs is a little fuel. And maybe a gun or two.
by Faith Hunter
Release Date: October 18, 2021
From the author of the best-selling Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood series comes a tough new heroine who is far more than she seems…Time is running out for Shining Smith and her crew to gather the weapons they need to rescue one of their own. But will they even make it to the ultimate battle? First, they’ll need to hit the road to Charleston—a hell ride full of bandits, sex slavers, corrupt lawmen, and criminal bike gangs looking to move in on Shining’s territory. Shining’s human allies will do anything to protect her—because they must. But will victory be worth it if she must compel more and more people to do her bidding? And will her feline warriors, the junkyard cats, remain loyal and risk their lives? Or are they just in it for the kibble?
Saving Time (The Time Police Book 3)
by Jodi Taylor
Release Date: October 14, 2021
From the bestselling author of The Chronicles of St. Mary’s…Life is good for Team Weird, now heroes and fully-fledged Time Police officers. Luke can’t wait to bear arms. Jane has a date. And Matthew still hasn’t had his hair cut. But Time waits for no one and neither do criminal masterminds. A major threat to the Timeline is looming, one far deadlier than mere idiots who want to change history. And when a familiar face becomes a Very Important Lead, will conflicting family loyalties spell trouble for Team Weird? One missing. One guilt-ridden. And one facing the end of their Time Police career before it’s even begun. Not so good then, after all.
To End in Fire
by David Weber & Eric Flint
Release Date: October 5, 2021
The Crown Of Slaves Saga continues from New York Times bestselling authors David Weber and Eric Flint…The Solarian League lies in defeat, crushed by the Grand Alliance of Manticore, Haven, and Grayson. Some Solarians will never accept the war guilt of the League, because they know the Grand Alliance was just as bad. Because they deeply resent the way in which the Grand Alliance pretends to be the innocent “good guys.” And in the fullness of time, those Solarians will seek vengeance upon their enemies. Not all Solarians feel that way, but even some of those who accept that there was an interstellar conspiracy cherish doubts about its origins. But it is still out there, and now defeated Solarians and agents of the victorious Alliance must join forces to find it. Even if they don’t believe in it, it believes in them. They must find it and identify it, to prove to revanchist Solarians that there was a conspiracy. And they must find it and destroy it to end its evil once and for all…