Weird Fiction: The Passing of the Generational Torch


“[Dark Awakenings is] a thinking-man’s book of the macabre…Cardin’s tales are rich with references to Lovecraft, Nietzsche, and other writers whose work gives them unusual philosophic depth.” – Publishers Weekly

“Matt Cardin ranks among the foremost authors of contemporary American horror.” – Laird Barron

“It’s a bold writer who, in this day and age, tries to make modern horror fiction out of theology, but Cardin pulls it off.” – Darrell Schweitzer

“In the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft, Cardin’s accomplishments as a writer are paralleled by his expertise as a literary critic and theorist.” – Thomas Ligotti

“Matt Cardin is one of those rare horror authors who is also a true scholar and intellectual.” – Jack Haringa


“Literate horror fans who have yet to encounter Canadian author Richard Gavin are in for a treat. The lyrical prose is often at a higher level than usual presentations of otherworldly demons and malevolent forces.” – Publishers Weekly

“Richard Gavin is one of the bright new stars in contemporary weird fiction. His richly textured style, deft character portrayal, and powerful horrific conceptions make every one of his tales a pleasure to read.” – S. T. Joshi

“Gavin’s storytelling can be masterly. As with Machen and Blackwood at their best, an epiphany or illumination is achieved, though Gavin’s mysticism is darker and distinctly his own.” – Wormwood


“No one can accuse Stuart Young of avoiding the big issues — with insight and verve, he tackles head-on the existence of God, the mystery of human consciousness and the transformative effects of psychedelic drugs.” – Mark Chadbourne

“Wow, what an impressive story … [The Mask Behind the Face is] ambitious, in fact downright audacious.” – T.E.D. Klein

The Qwillery: April 2014 Releases

Here is The Qwillery’s list of novels, etc. being published in April 2014. If there is something that we’ve missed, please leave a comment below. Any genre mistakes are ours. Leave a comment below if you feel that the genre is wrong. Also note that this list is always under revision. Publication dates change. We try to keep this as accurate as possible. The most accurate lists usually can be found for each week in The View From Monday posts. Please note that we use the publisher’s publication date in the US.

April 1, 2014

The Goblin EmperorKatherine AddisonF
The Bird EaterAnia AhlbornH
Circle of DesireKeri ArthurFR – Damask Circle 3
Wild WolfJennifer AshleyPNR – Shifters Unbound 6
Immortal Hunter (e)Kait BallengerPNR – The Execution Underground 2
Lexicon (h2tp)Max BarrySF
Dark EdenChris BeckettSF
Hecate’s OwnDana Marie BellPNR – Heart’s Desire 2
CovenantSabrina BenulisF/Go – Books of Raziel 2
What the Doctor OrderedMichael BlumleinH – Collection
The Days of the DeerLiliana BodocF – Saga of the Borderlands 1
A Killing NotionMelissa BourbonPCM – Magical Dressmaking Mystery 3
Riveted (tp2mm)Meljean BrookSPR – Iron Seas 3
The Devil’s Eye (e)Dawn BrownGoR – Shivers 10
Blameless (ri)Gail CarrigerSP – Parasol Protectorate 3
Changeless (ri)Gail CarrigerSP – Parasol Protectorate 2
Soulless (ri)Gail CarrigerSP – Parasol Protectorate 1
Upon a Sea of StarsA. Bertam ChandlerSF – John Grimes Saga 5
PeacemakerC. J. CherryhSF – Foreigner 15
Savage PanetStephen CoontsSF – Saucer 3
Quicksilver SoulChristine D’AboPHR – Shadow Guild 2
The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti: A Tor.Com OriginalA.M. DellamonicaF
TurnedVirna DePaulPNR – Belladonna Agency 1
The Ophelia ProphecySharon Lynn FisherSFR
Shards of TimeLynn FlewellingF – Nightrunner 7
Magical Misfire (e)Kimberly FrostPNR – A Southern Witch Novella
SeveredGary FryH
Vampire’s HungerCynthia GarnerSFR – Awakening 1
The RevolutionsFelix GilmanSF/R
Legacy of Darkness (e)Jane GodmanGoR – Shivers 9
The Awakening (ri)Heather Graham
(Shannon Drake)
PNR – Alliance Vampires 5
Darkening Around Me (e)Barbara J. HancockGoR – Shivers 1
Games Creatures PlayCharlaine Harris (ed)
Toni L.P. Kelner (ed)
UF – Anthology
Empty Space: A Haunting (h2tp)M. John HarrisonSF/H
Dream a Little Dream (e)Megan HartPNR
Irenicon (D US)Aidan HarteF – Wave Trilogy 1
The Crimson ShieldNathan HawkeF – Gallow 1
MarkedAlex HughesSF – Mindspace Investigations 3
Ghost of a GambleSue Ann JaffarianPCM – Ghost of Granny Apples 4
Tempting the DemonElle JamesPNR
Enchanting the BeastKathryne KennedyPHR – Relics of Merlin 4
Wicked GamesAngela KnightPNR – Collection
Appalachian Overthrow (h2mm)E.E. KnightSF – Vampire Earth 10
Baltic GambitE.E. KnightSF – Vampire Earth 11
The Frangipani HotelViolet KupersmithGh – Collection
When He Was Bad (ri)Shelly Laurenston
Cynthia Eden
PNR – Stories
The Fearful GatesRoss LawheadF – An Ancient Earth 3
Into the Void: Star WarsTim LebbonSF – Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi
The Forever Knight (h2mm)John MarcoF – Bronze Knight 1
Reign of AshGail Z. MartinF – Ascendant Kingdom 2
Drowning in FireHanna MartinePNR – Elementals 3
Step Back in TimeAli McNamaraTTR
Like a Dead Man WalkingWilliam F. Nolan
Jason V. Brock (ed)
SF/H – Collection
Ghost SeerRobin D. OwensPNR – Ghost Seer 1
Tomorrow, the KillingDaniel PolanskyDF – Low Town 2
Stoker’s Manuscript (h2tp)Royce ProutyH
Prince’s FireAmy RabyFR – Hearts and Thrones 3
FallRod ReesSF/Dys – Demi-Monde Saga 4
Evil Never DiesMick RidgewellH
Deadroads: A Novel of Supernatural Suspense (D)Robin RiopelleSu/Sus
Keith Roberts SF Gateway OmnibusKeith RobertsSF – SF Gateway Omnibus
Shattered MoonMoira RogersPNR – Bloodhounds
Black Rose (e)Jenna RyanGoR – Shivers 3
Silence for the DeadSimone St. JamesGo
Bob Shaw SF Gateway OmnibusBob ShawSF – SF Gateway Omnibus
Conversations with William GibsonPatrick A. Smith (ed)SF – Literary Conversations
Running FreeJorrie SpencerPNR – Northern Shifters 5
Angel City (h2mm)Jon SteeleSu/P – Angelus Trilogy 2
The Homecoming (h2tp)Carsten StroudSu/H – Niceville 2
From Civil War to World WarPeter G. TsourasAH – Britannia’s Fist Trilogy1
The Seventh ChildErik ValeurGo
Circle of BloodDebbie ViguieF/P – Witch Hunt 3
The Way of All FleshTim WaggonerH
Mark of the BearNJ WaltersPNR – Hades’ Carnival 2
The KingJ.R. WardPNR – Black Dagger Brotherhood 12
Gothic Science Fiction: 1980-2010Sara Wasson (ed)
Emily Alder (ed)
April 2, 2014

The Devil in America: A Tor.Com OriginalKai Ashante WilsonF
April 7, 2014

Twisted Miracles (e)AJ LarrieuPNR – The Shadowminds
Attack the Geek: A Ree Reyes Side-QuestMichael R. UnderwoodUF – Ree Reyes
April 8, 2014

The Dragon BusinessKevin J. AndersonF – Dragon Business 1
Mine to Claim (e)A.C. ArthurPNR – Shadow Shifters: Damaged Hearts 1
Steles of the SkyElizabeth BearF – Eternal Sky 3
ShipstarGregory Benford
Larry Niven
SF – Bowl of Heaven 2
Balance PointRobert BuettnerSF – Orphan’s Legacy 3
I Am the New God (e)Nicole CushingF
The Word Exchange (D)Alena GraedonDys/Tech
Darkest Flame: Part 1 (e)Donna GrantPNR – Dark Kings
You (h2tp)Austin GrossmanVG/M
The Abomination (h2tp)Jonathan HoltM/Th – Carnivia Trilogy 1
RevelationsPaul Antony JonesSF/Ap/PA – Extinction Point 3
ColdbrookTim LebbonH
No Lasting BurialStant LitoreH – Zombie Bible 4
The Girl, the Gold Watch & EverythingJohn D. MacDonaldSF
Promise of Blood (h2tp)Brian McClellanF – Powder Mage Trilogy 1
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustClaire NorthTT
Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion. . .So FarTerry PratchettF – Discworld
The AdjacentChristopher PriestAH
The Islanders (h2tp)Christopher PriestAH
Gotrek & Felix: The Serpent QueenJosh ReynoldsF – Gotrek & Felix 15
The Immortal CollectionEva García SáenzF – Saga of the Ancient Family
Operation ShieldJoel ShepherdSF – Cassandra Kresnov 5
Fiend (h2tp)Peter StensonH
Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition: StoriesKurt VonnegutSF – Collection
A Dance in Blood VelvetFreda WarringtonDF – Blood 2
Cauldron of GhostsDavid Weber
Eric Flint
SF – Crown of Slaves 3
Dragon Age: The Masked EmpirePatrick WeekesF – Dragon Age 4
Robot UprisingsDaniel H. Wilson (ed)
John Joseph Adams (ed)
SF – Anthology
April 9, 2014

Something Going Around: A Tor.Com OriginalHarry TurtledoveSF
April 10, 2014

City of the Iron FishSimon IngsF
The SystemGemma MalleyDys – The Killables 3
April 11, 2014

Biters – The RebornHarry ShannonPA – Journalstone’s Doubledown 4
April 14, 2014

The Bend of the World (D)Jacob BacharachLF/F
Silver Skin (e)D.L. McDermottPNR – Cold Iron 2
Marked By Hades (e)Reese MonroePNR – Bound by Hades 1
April 15, 2014

Forbidden (e)Lori AdamsPNR – Soulkeepers 1
The Line of PolityNeal AsherSF – Agent Cormac 2
TranshumanBen BovaSF
The Kraken King Part I: The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster (e)Meljean BrookSPR – Iron Seas
Nightmare Ink (e)Marcella BurnardUF – Living Ink 1
Pack of StraysDana CameronUF – Fangborn 2
Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (h2tp)Gerry Canavan (ed)
Kim Stanley Robinson (ed)
SF – Anthology
The Darkling (h2tp)R. B. ChestertonGo
Winds of Salem (h2tp)Melissa de la CruzF – Witches of East End 3
Lovecraft’s MonstersEllen Datlow (ed)H – Anthology
Unwrapped Sky (D)Rjurik DavidsonF/New Weird
When We Fall (e)Peter GiglioH
Darkest Flame: Part 2Donna GrantPNR – Dark Kings
Purple Magic (e)Lisa Renee JonesPNR
What Mario Scietto Says: A Tor.Com Original (e)Emmy LaybourneSF – World of Monument 14
Northanger AbbeyVal McDermidMu/Th
Horus Heresy: Visions of HeresyAlan MerrettSF – Horus Heresy
April 17, 2014

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing WellNancy AthertonPCM – Aunt Dimity 19
Tithe of the SavioursA. J. DaltonF – Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord
April 21, 2014

Call of the Siren (e)Rosalie LarioPNR – Demons of Infernum 4
Golem in My Glovebox (e)R.L. NaquinUF – Monster Haven Story 4
Survive to Dawn (e)PJ SchnyderPNR – London Undead 3
April 22, 2014

The Furies: A ThrillerMark AlpertTh/Science
Heaven’s QueenRachel BachSF – Paradox 3
Secrets in the Shadows (ri)Jenna BlackPNR – Guardians of the Night 2
The Kraken King Part II: The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm (e)Meljean BrookSPR – Iron Seas
Deception’s PrincessEsther FriesnerF – Princesses of Myth 7
Darkest Flame: Part 3 (e)Donna GrantPNR – Dark Kings
AfterpartyDaryl GregorySF
Cold Wind: A Tor.Com OriginalNicola GriffithDF
East of EcstasyLaura KayePNR – Hearts of the Anemoi 4
Ancient Enemy (e)Michael McBrideH
Life’s LotteryKim NewmanH
Otherwise EngagedAmanda QuickPNR – Ladies of Lantern Street 3
The Forever Watch (D)David RamirezSF
The Keys to the RealmsRoberta TrahanF – Dream Stewards 2
The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories (h2tp)Connie WillisSF – Collection
April 23, 2014

The End of the End of Everything: A Tor.Com OriginalDale BaileySF/H
April 25, 2014

Joe Ledger: Special OpsJonathan MaberryH – Collection
April 28, 2014

Vengeance of the Hunter (e)Angela HighlandF – Rebels of Adalonia 1
Night Child (e)Lisa KesslerPNR – Night 3
Star Trek: The Original Series: Seasons of Light and Darkness (e)Michael A. MartinSF – Star Trek
Ladder to the Red Star (e)Jael WyeFTR/SFR – Once Upon a Red World
April 29, 2014

Silver MirrorsA. A. AguirreSP – Apparatus Infernum 2
Dragons Luck (tp2mm)Robert AsprinF – Griffin McCandles 2
Little Knife: A Tor.Com Original (e)Leigh BardugoF
The Kraken King Part III: The Kraken King and the Fox’s Den (e)Meljean BrookSPR – Iron Seas
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Guardian (h2mm)Jack CampbellSF – Lost Fleet 9
Earth Afire (h2mm)Orson Scott CardSF – First Formic War 1
Dark SerpentKylie ChanUF – Celestial Battle Trilogy 1
The Churn (e)James S.A. CoreySF – Expanse Novella
Once Bitten, Twice BurnedCynthia EdenPNR – Phoenix Fire 2
Warrior’s CurseAlexa EganPHR – Imnada Brotherhood 3
Portal (ri)Eric Flint
Ryk E. Spoor
SF – Boundary 3
Aliens: The Official Movie NovelizationAlan Dean FosterSF
ForgedJacquelyn FrankPNR – World of the Nightwalkers 4
Dragon Age: Asunder (tp2mm)David GaiderF – Dragon Age 3
Ink MageVictor GischlerF
Two Serpents Rise (h2tp)Max GladstoneF – Craft Sequence 2
Darkest FlameDonna GrantPNR – Dark Kings 1
Darkest Flame: Part 4 (e)Donna GrantPNR – Dark Kings
The Tangled Bridge (tp2mm)Rhodi HawkTh/P – Twisted Ladder 2
The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury (tp2mm)Robert Kirkman
Jay Bonansinga
H – Walking Dead 4
Valour and VanityMary Robinette KowalF – Glamourist Histories 4
Dreams of LilacsLynn KurlandPNR – De Piaget
Star Trek: The Original Series: Serpents in the GardenJeff MariotteSF – Star Trek
Drift (h2mm)Jon McGoranTh – Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins 1
The Greater Good (tp2mm)Sandy MitchellF – Warhammer 40,000: Ciaphas Cain 9
Limits of Power (tp2mm)Elizabeth MoonF – Paladin’s Legacy 4
Grunt LifeWeston OchseSF – Task Force Ombra 1
Fire of Stars and Dragons (e)Melissa PetreshockPNR
PeacemakerMarianne De PierresSF – Peacemaker 1
Morningside FallJay PoseySF/Ap/PA – Duskwalker Cycle 2
Carpe Jugulum (ri)Terry PratchettF – Discworld 23
The Fifth Elephant (ri)Terry PratchettF – Discworld 24
Jingo (ri)Terry PratchettF – Discworld 21
The Last Continent (ri)Terry PratchettF – Discworld 22
ThornlostMelanie RawnF – Glass Thorns 3
XOM-BJeremy RobinsonTh
Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition)Hiroshi SakurazakaSF – All You Need Is Kill 1
Shanghai SparrowGaie SeboldSP
Burning DawnGena ShowalterPNR – Angels of the Dark 3
How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)Kerrelyn SparksPNR – Love at Stake 15
Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde (h2mm)Michael A. StackpoleF – World of Warcraft
The Redemption EngineJames L. SutterF – Pathfinder Tales
The Curse BreakersDenise Grover SwankUF – Curse Keepers 2
Ithanalin’s Restoration (ri)Lawrence Watt-EvansF – Legends of Ethshar 8
House of Steel: The Honorverse CompanionDavid WeberSF – Honor Harrington
Chimera (h2mm)David WellingtonTh – Jim Chapel Missions 1
The Blood of Alexander (D)Tom WildeTh
Sibs (ri)F. Paul WilsonH
April 30, 2014

Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s WorldsGreg Bear (ed)
Gardner Dozois (ed)
SF – Anthology
Greg EganKaren BurnhamSF – Modern Masters of Science Fiction
ElementsSuzanne ChurchSF/F/H – Collection
The Book of SilverbergGardner Dozois (ed)
William Schafer (ed)
SF – Anthology
Jack in the GreenCharles de LintF

D – Debut
e – eBook
h2mm – Hardcover to Mass Market Paperback
h2tp – Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri – Reissue or Reprint
tp2mm – Trade to Mass Market Paperback

AH – Alternate History
Ap – Apocalyptic
DF – Dark Fantasy
Dys – Dystopia
F – Fantasy
FR – Fantasy Romance
FTR – Folk Tale Romance
Gh – Ghosts
Go – Gothic
GoR – Gothic Romance
H – Horror
LC – Literary Criticism
LF – Leterary Fiction
M – Mystery
P – Paranormal
PCM – Paranormal Cozy Mystery
PA – Post Apocalyptic
PHR – Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR – Paranormal Romance
SF – Science Fiction
SFR – Science Fiction Romance
SP – Steampunk
SPR – Steampunk Romance
Su – Supernatural
Sus – Suspense
Tech – Technological
Th – Thriller
TTR – Time Travel Romance
UF – Urban Fantasy
VG – Video Games

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