Must-Read Science Fiction Novels | April 2021

Must-Read Science Fiction Novels | April 2021

Have you been on the hunt for some exciting new science fiction novels? You’re in luck because we’ve made a new list of some of our favorite must-read releases. The list includes new books by Edmond Geanta, T.E. Butcher, Bob Blanton, Kyla Stone, Ken Lozito, and Glynn Stewart. We hope you enjoy your new sci-fi reads!


Crimson Transcendence

by Edmond Geanta

Release Date: March 26, 2021

The fourth book in the Blood Calls Series by Edmond Geanta… A desperate call comes from Jenkins’ son, Josh who is now trapped and surrounded by zombies in Florida. Tormented by guilt for neglecting his son, Jenkins along with Rey and Silvia goes on a rescue mission. Along the way they encounter a strange fellow who calls himself God and who might hold the secret to the global pandemic. During the rescue attempt, a local king pin captures, tortures and forces the two men to kill each other. Will Silvia save the man she loves or the one she swore a blood oath to?

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Armored Warrior Panzerter: The Red World War

by T.E. Butcher

Release Date: April 10, 2021

The first book in the Armored Warrior Panzerter Series by T.E. Butcher… Mars. October 2135. Captain Paul Reiter must prepare for war. His homeland, The Republic of Tharsis, stands on the brink of war with it’s neighbor the Union of Mars. As a member of the republic’s Provincial Watch, Reiter must prepare his soldiers for battle with an utterly ruthless enemy. Their weapon: powerful Mecha known the system over as panzerters. He must leave behind his life as a teaching assistant to lead a rag-tag team of pilots in defense of their homeland.

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Delphi League

by Bob Blanton

Release Date: April 6, 2021

The 10th book in the Delphi in Space Series by Bob Blanton… The Delphineans have to deal with the fact that the Fazullan ship has slaves on it. They repatriate the Paraxean slaves with Mangkator and need to find a planet for the other slaves. But what do they do with the Fazullans? Then Catie takes is assigned the mission to take the Onisiwoens, the third set of aliens, home. What will she find there?

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Edge of Valor

by Kyla Stone

Release Date: March 28, 2021

The seventh book in the Edge of Collapse Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kyla Stone… The final battle for Fall Creek looms…not everyone will make it out alive. With enemies closing in on every side, the survivors of Fall Creek find themselves facing impossible odds. Do they flee for their lives? Or do they defend their town and risk losing it all? Some things are worth fighting for, even dying for. This may be their last stand.

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Acheron Salvation

by Ken Lozito

Release Date: April 9, 2021

The second book in the Federation Chronicles by Ken Lozito… First came the development of a Personality Matrix Construct—PMC, transferring human consciousness into a machine. It changed the galaxy and the way wars were fought. Then something went wrong with PMCs and the Federation Wars toppled the galactic order. PMCs became a menace to be hunted and exterminated.

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Eyes of Tomorrow

by Glynn Stewart

Release Date: April 27, 2021

The ninth book in the Duchy of Terra Series by Glynn Stewart… Captain Morgan Casimir’s mission to stop a war has ended in a nightmare. In the heart of an ignored nebula, trapped behind a ring of newborn stars, she has awoken a creature of another time: the horde of biological starships who call themselves the Infinite.

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Interview with Edmond Geanta, Author of Crimson Transcendence

What can you tell us about your new release, Crimson Transcendence?

This is Book 4 of the “Blood Calls for Blood” Series and it follows the struggles of an ordinary family with unique blood traits. When the hero (Gabi Halldor) gets infected, her husband choses to find a cure for her. In book 1 (Zombie Evolution) he does just that, but now, transformed into a telepathic vampire, Gabi and her daughter, Eve are being hunted by the government and other unsavory characters for their blood with hopes to find the immortality formula.

“Crimson Transcendence” follows three characters: Gabi’s husband—Reynir Halldor – an Icelandic ex-special forces (big shout to Iceland here – love the country and its people), Jenkins–a former medical doctor and Gabi’s second in command-Silvia who is also a vampire.

The three of them travel to Florida in an attempt to save Jenkins’ son, Josh who is now surrounded by hordes of zombies. The book depicts Silvia’s dedication and sacrifice when confronted by a very tough choice – save the man she loves or the one she swore an oath to.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

Although English is my second language, I’m an avid reader of English literature. I’ve always been fascinated with books written by Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson and Stephen King but also the classics—Shakespeare, Twain, Steinbeck, etc.

The flexibility and richness I found in the English language is so unique to me. I’ve always aspired to be like these authors, so I decided to put my thoughts on paper and share my stories with the world.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I am Legend – Richard Matheson
The Republic – Plato
Misery- Stephen King
Home Deus – Yuval Noah Harari
Brunner – C. L. Werner

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

If I could turn back time, that would definitely be Edgar Allan Poe. The guy was weird enough to create huge ratings.

For a contemporary author I would go with Jeff Carson. Reading about him actually inspired me to start publishing. I thought—“If he did it, why not me?”

I would ask Jeff the following:
1. What are the things you’d do different when you wrote and published your first book?
2. How much time do you dedicate to social media promotion and on what platforms specifically?
3. What would be his advice to Jeff Carson from ten years ago?
4. Would you consider crossing genres and write something totally different than what you’ve been writing so far?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The editing. Ideas I have plenty and I can write several thousand words each day, but editing is an art. Constantly trying to hone the idea into less words without losing its meaning and intention is a drug to me. I quit watching TV or movies just so I can have more time to write.

If a day goes by and I haven’t written something, I feel I wasted that day. Not trying to be cheesy here but, the truth is that writing completes me, although my wife might have different thoughts on that topic…

What is a typical day like for you?

I don’t sleep much, probably because I consume insane amounts of coffee and chocolate. Also, because I have a full-time job and a part time one as well – teaching management and leadership at a local college.

The day starts with reviewing what I wrote the day before while I’m having my three cups of coffee. Then, I talk to my wife for a bit, who is doing all the social media, promotion, ads on Facebook, etc. We go over the stats, changing ads, descriptions, etc. Without her I would probably be miserable and unpublished.

Then I start my full-time job – I’m a Technology Program Manager, working remote for a company out east. During my lunch break I write and then, after dinner, the real writing starts until past midnight.

I go to bed thinking about my characters and what would they logically do next. Whatever crazy idea comes to mind, I write it down and then I struggle for days to get the characters out of the problem I just created for them. Interestingly enough, some days I wake up after dreaming the solution of the problem I just created for my characters. I love to shock my audience with twists in the plot that make sense and could very well happen. In a way, I create problems for myself, not my characters and I never take the easy way out, as in an UFO dropped by and gave the hostages a ride out of the conundrum, they found themselves in, etc.

During the day I also respond to messages from my fans (emails, Facebook messages, IG, etc.). I think it’s important for and respectful to those who read my books, so I always dedicate time to that.

What scene from Crimson Transcendence was your favorite to write?

One that I’m afraid to share with you because it would give away the book. Let’s just say, my wife cried while I was reading her that part and my editor admonished me for writing that piece. It seems both, my wife and my editor had grown fond of one of the characters and the final chapter was not something they expected. In the end they loved it.

That’s why I’ll defer to my second favorite piece which is the banter and often life philosophies shared between Rey and Jenkins during their trip to Florida to save Josh. The scenes consist of questions I often ask myself. By writing them, I actually provide my own answers. In a way, I’m dialoguing with myself. It’s fun…in a weird kinda way.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Several:
1. Don’t tell me what to do. Nobody died and made you king.
2. Live and let live.
3. If there’s no love then there’s nothing.
4. Without darkness you’ll never appreciate the light
5. Every man dies, not every man lives.

Edmond Geanta is the author of the new book Crimson Transcendence

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Interview with T.E. Butcher, Author of Armored Warrior Panzerter

What can you tell us about your new release, Armored Warrior Panzerter?

It’s a military story as much as a sci-fi story. Veterans will recognize a lot of familiar situations and kinds of people in some instances. I’m not even talking about combat, but day to day things. Oh and there’s plenty of awesome Mecha fights.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

It was my own desire to tell stories. I’ve always been a storyteller in one form or another, weather it was through my experience with tabletop games or just telling my family members about something amusing or dangerous that I did. What it came down to was I just had so many ideas I wanted to explore welling up and lacked a medium to share them until I discovered self publishing.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Top five is tough, because it’s constantly changing. Number Five would have to be the Worldwar series by Harry Turtledove. Four I’m going to say is The Exodus Arks series by J.N Chaney, though I admit there’s a fair bit of recentcy bias there. Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Chrition are solidly three and H.G. Wells the War of the Worlds is Number two. The original Dragonlance trilogy sits at number one for me as it got me into tabletop gaming and fantasy.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I would host George R. R. Martin and do a bit where I’m like a hard boiled detective and he’s a mob boss and I’m grilling him over where Winds of Winter is. If he could do an Italian accent that’d be even better. 

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite thing about writing is the stories themselves. I just get so excited when I’m hyper focused on the worlds I’m building and I’m in my element writing.

What is a typical day like for you?

I wake up early , kiss my wife, go to my day job, come home in the evening, workout, then I work on writing for about three-four hours. Throughout the day I’m making notes, checking my email, editing, outlining and rereading parts on my lunch break and my bus ride. It gets busy, but I hope to write full time in a year or so.

What scene from Armored Warrior Panzerter was your favorite to write?

Honestly it’s the downtime scenes I love writing because I get to reminisce about my own time with my brothers in arms. Some of the downtime conversations are real conversations I’ve had.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Embrace the suck- an old Army mantra. Means that you’ll have to experience something unpleasant or different, but doing so is required to move forward so why sweat it

T.E. Butcher is the author of the new book Armored Warrior Panzerter

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | April 13

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors T.E. Butcher, Edmond Geanta, James David Victor, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Michael Anderle, Mark Lawrence, Oliver Potzsch, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | April 6

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Roger MacBride Allen, Kristin Baver, Sarah Kuhn, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Ambrose Adams, Will Wight, Amanda M. Lee, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | March 30

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors Nathan Hystad, Andy Peloquin, Adrian SMith, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from L.P. Dover, Eileen MuellerRyder Hunte Clancy, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | March 2021

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! March had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Celia Owens, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction

Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books | March 23

Set off on an adventure to new worlds this week! This selection of new science fiction and fantasy books will surely please! Science Fiction fans should be excited about the latest from bestselling authors David Beers, Nick Cole, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and more. If Fantasy is what your library needs, you’ll be able to pick up the latest from Lindsay Buroker, James C. Duncan, Ivy Keating, and more. Enjoy your new science fiction and fantasy books. Happy reading!


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Interview with Lee Matthew Goldberg, Author of Orange City

What can you tell us about your new release, Orange City?

Orange City is a Sci-Fi/Dystopian novel about a hidden City in the future that collects felons and outcasts from the “Outside World,” but they are bound to City and can never leave under a monstrous figure who calls himself The Man.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always been an author. Even as a little kid I would write crazy stories about my dog getting into trouble, so it was always in the cards that it would become my career.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Probably The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights, The Beach, Demian, and Confederacy of Dunces.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Probably Stephen King. I really admire his career because he writes so many different genres and I would like to do the same. Also to hit him up for a future blurb.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love just getting lost in my own world every day. When I’m really writing something good, I leave my body and go somewhere. Not sure where exactly, but it’s somewhere.

What is a typical day like for you?

I usually take care of business in the morning, emails and such, and maybe do some editing. Then I write most afternoons in Central Park under my tree if the weather is nice.

What scene from Orange City was your favorite to write?

There’s a sad scene when Graham wakes up in the middle of the night and sees that his love Marlena is missing her arms. She doesn’t know that he’s seen her this way. It’s just a really powerful scene.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

All books go on their own journeys and the journeys they go on are the ones that are meant to be. 

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Interview with Ryan W. Aslesen, Author of War Whore

What can you tell us about your new release, War Whore?

War Whore is a stand-alone book set in the War’s Edge universe. Captain Ron Axel is a member of the Berserkers, an elite mercenary unit, and is tasked to lead a daring rescue mission on the frontier world of Novak. Fighting against overwhelming odds, Axel is forced to choose between accomplishing his mission or the survival of his men. It is an action-packed book and one reviewer called it the literary equivalent of a drag race, it gets going quick and keeps on coming fast and furious.

Fans of hard military science fiction will enjoy this book, but I have had some non-mil SciFi fans say they enjoyed it as well. I will be the first to admit though, my books aren’t for everyone, reader discretion is advised. And for the fans of Dead Heroes, don’t worry I am currently wrapping up the next book in the War’s Edge series.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

I recently finished The Revered which is the third book in the Earth Epsilon Wars series by Australian based author and screenwriter Terrance Mulloy, which was a fun read. Next up is The Things They Carried by award-winning writer and veteran Tim O’Brien.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Be bold. Take more chances. Worry less about what people think of you. Keep all your GI Joe toys, including the boxes.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

It sounds cliché but with my family. Though honestly, it would probably vary by day. If not them, probably writing or working out. It seems like I can never carve enough time out for those things.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

Writing. It gives me full creative control and it isn’t often in our lives we don’t have to answer to anyone but ourselves.

What scene in War Whore was your favorite to write?

Probably the flashback scene where Axel is a POW on the planet Misery. I think it is a very powerful scene and makes a reader think about how they would have handled such a situation.

 

Ryan W. Aslesen is the author of the new book War Whore

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