Then I discovered that Jeffro Johnson, the Hugo award finalist for Best Related work, published his work, Appendix N on Monday.
And the CLFA book bomb is going on today as well. I then smashed them all together, so there should be something for everybody.
So, let's get this party started.
Set to Kill: A Sean AP Ryan Novel (Convention Killings Book 2) by Declan Finn
Sean AP Ryan thought he was doing security for a science fiction convention … he didn’t know he was refereeing a war.
After the events of "A Pius Stand," Sean A.P. Ryan has spent the last year in Italy, keeping his head down and his mouth shut. But now, he has been brought out of his exile for one big job: security at the world's largest science fiction convention, WyvernCon. His mission? To keep the peace between two factions warring over the "coveted" Hubble Awards -- the Tearful Puppies and the Puppy Punters. Even though Sean has a bad feeling about it, he takes the job, expecting a relatively quiet weekend.
Unfortunately, Sean soon learns that he has a bounty on his head. Every bounty hunter and mercenary within shouting distance of the internet is descending on the convention, each of them set on killing him. And his enemies list is long enough to cover half the free world, and most of the world still in chains.
If that wasn't bad enough, the first casualties of the War of the Puppies happen at the convention. Could it have been one of the Puppies, who are all armed and dangerous? Or could it have been one of the Punters, who claim pacifist tendencies, and fanatical devotion to their cause?
With the bodies piling up, and the attacks becoming more frequent, Sean has to discover who wants him dead, and who the true Puppy killer is, before all of WyvernCon goes down in flames
Jeffro Johnson's book, Appendix N.
APPENDIX N: A LITERARY HISTORY OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is a detailed and comprehensive investigation of the various works of science fiction and fantasy that game designer Gary Gygax declared to be the primary influences on his seminal role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons.
It is a deep intellectual dive into the literature of science fiction's past that will fascinate any serious role-playing gamer.
Author Jeffro Johnson, an expert role-playing gamer, accomplished Dungeon Master and three-time Hugo Award Finalist, critically reviews every single work listed by Gygax in the famous appendix, and in doing so, draws a series of intelligent conclusions about the literary gap between past and present that are surprisingly relevant to current events, not only in the fantastic world of role-playing, but the real world in which the players live.
Lieutenant Alannis Giovanni embarks on a mission to stop her ex-husband from gaining control of a superweapon that can destroy star systems.
Another anthology! Features CLFA member L. Jagi Lamplighter among other authors.
Singers are a dime a dozen in Nashville, so despite her mama’s urging, psychic Ariana Ryder’s working her way towards a career in law enforcement at the FBI instead. But vampires aren’t the only thing that go bump in the night…
Underlake by Kia Heavey
Pampered and cultured Katie Welch discovers the most unusual boy swimming in her lake and for the first time in memory, she connects. Overjoyed to find someone she can relate to, Katie defies her mother and ignores the warning signs – until it’s too late.
Ages 14 and up.
Chasing Freedom by Marina Fontaine
Geeks and outcasts vs. oppressive government in near-future U.S.
(Dragon Award 2016 nominee)