Titan Books – Publishing Jan-Jun 15!

CPP - Titan Square Here’s an (edited) look at what Titan Books have coming for you over the period January to June 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication. Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
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Pub
Title
Author
ISBN
Bind.
RRP
Series
Vol
CBP Titan - GB&LN
Jan
Shipstar
Larry Niven, Gregory Benford
9781783294343
PB
7.99
When a landing party is sent to find out why, the Shipstar is on the same trajectory as a human party, half of the group is captured, the other half must go on the run from the bizarre inhabitants. The free group must find a way back to their vessel. In the course of their attempt, however, they will uncover the secrets of the Shipstar—secrets that will forever upend their understanding of the universe, and mankind’s place in it.
CBP Titan - WCD By Force
Jan
By Force of Arms
William C. Dietz
9781783290420
PB
7.99
Legion of the Damned
4
Having stopped a mutiny against Earth’s government, General Bill Booly and his troops face an even greater challenge: a battle for the future of every living being in the universe, against a fanatical human and his killer technology.
CBP Titan - WeirderInnsmouth.jpg.size-230
Jan
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth
Stephen Jones, Kim Newman, Caitlin R. Kiernan, H.P. Lovecraft
9781783291311
PB
8.99
Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century’s master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.
CBP Titan - CE
Feb
Of Bone and Thunder
Chris Evans
9781783297559
PB
8.99
Channelling the turbulent period of the Vietnam War and its ruthless pitting of ideologies, cultures, generations, and races against each other, military historian and acclaimed fantasy writer Chris Evans takes a daring new approach to the traditional world of sword and sorcery by thrusting it into a maelstrom of racial animus, drug use, rebellion, and a growing war that seems at once unwinnable and with no end in sight. In this thrilling epic, right and wrong, country and honor, freedom and sacrifice are all put to the ultimate test in the heart of a dark, bloody, otherworldly jungle.
In this strange, new world deep among the shadows under a triple-canopy jungle and plagued by dangers real and imagined, soldiers strive to fulfill a mission they don’t understand and are ill-equipped to carry out. And high above them, the heavy rush of wings slashing through the humid air herald a coming wave of death and destruction, and just possibly, salvation.
CBP Titan RH
Feb
Finn Fancy Necromancy
Randy Henderson
9781783297238
PB
7.99
Found guilty of a crime he didn’t commit in 1986, 15-year-old Finn Gramaraye was exiled to the Other Realm for 25 years. But now he’s back in the mortal world and is disappointed to discover that he’s middle-aged, DeLoreans can’t fly, and he’s been framed for murdering someone with dark necromancy—again. He has three days to clear his name and win back his high-school crush, but his nuclear family is something of a disaster: his father has gone mad, his mother’s a ghost, his sister is allergic is magic, one brother thinks he’s a werewolf, and the other is busy running the family necrotorium business, andseems most disappointed that Finn is back on the scene… Who can he trust to help him? Forced to team up with the ex-partner of the enforcer he’s accused of killing, Finn encounters a host of supernatural creatures as he struggles to regain his memories and figure out who wants him gone, before it’s too late.
CBP Titan - Darker.jpg.size-230
Feb
A Darker Shade of Magic
V. E. Schwab
9781783295401
PB
7.99
From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic.
Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands.
There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London…but no one speaks of that now.
Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London.
Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.
But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.
CBP Titan - WL2
Feb
Wastelands 2 – More Stories of the Apocalypse
Cory Doctorow, George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, John Joseph Adams
9781783291502
PB
8.99
Wastelands
2
Wastelands 2 – More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of post-apocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned science fiction and fantasy authors in the field today including George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Diaz, David Brin and many more. It is an eclectic mix of tales that explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.
CBP Titan - Steampunk Style 2
Mar
Steampunk Style – Vol. 2
Steampunk Oriental Laboratory
9781783294961
PB with dustjacket
17
Steampunk Style
2
THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE POPULAR STEAMPUNK STYLE SERIES! A gorgeously illustrated book of inspiration and projects to create for all Contraptors, Gizmologists and Primocogglers living the Steampunk lifestyle! Featuring gas masks, apparel, and step-by-step guides.
CBP Titan - ML
Mar
The Mage Winds (A Valdemar Omnibus)
Mercedes Lackey
9781783293803
PB
7.99
Long ago, high magic was lost to Valdemar when the last Herald-Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries. But now the protective barrier over Valdemar is crumbling, and with the realm imperiled, Princess Elspeth, Herald and heir to the throne, has gone on a desperate quest in search of a mentor who can teach her to wield her fledgling mage-powers and help her to defend her threatened kingdom.
CBP Titan - BWOC3
Mar
Black Wings of Cthulhu (Volume Three)
S. T. Joshi
9781783295715
PB
8.99
Black Wings of Cthulu
3
This third installment of S. T. Joshi’s critically acclaimed Black Wings series contains seventeen stories by some of the foremost writers in contemporary weird fiction, using the ideas, imagery, and atmosphere of H. P. Lovecraft’s tales as springboards. Jonathan Thomas opens the book with a chilling tale of biological horror set in Lovecraft’s native Providence, Rhode Island. Caitlín R. Kiernan melds brooding melancholy with Lovecraftian cosmicism in her tale, while Simon Strantzas weaves an ingenious variant on Lovecraft’s concept of the ghoul. Darrell Schweitzer and Donald Tyson probe the notion of alternate worlds in their tales.
This volume takes the reader on imaginative journeys around the world. Don Webb finds Lovecraftian horror in the wilds of Texas; Peter Cannon’s characters encounter the denizens of Innsmouth on a trip to China; Mollie L. Burleson enlivens the American Southwest with terrors out of history. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., revivifies Lovecraft’s ancient New England seaport of Kingsport, Massachusetts, while in their collaborative tale W. H. Pugmire and Jessica Amanda Salmonson do the same with Lovecraft’s iconic Arkham. The volume concludes with a searching rumination on Lovecraft’s early tale “From Beyond” by Brian Stableford.
Black Wings III demonstrates how H. P. Lovecraft’s work continues to inspire some of the best in contemporary weird writing.
CBP Titan GRRM
Mar
Old Venus
George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, Joe Haldeman, David Brin
9781783297863
HB
20
From pulp adventures such as Edgar Rice Burroughss Carson of Venus to classic short stories such as Ray Bradburys The Long Rain, the planet Venus has loomed large in the imaginations of science fiction writers. Here, that steamy, swampy jungle world with strange creatures lurking amidst the dripping vegetation is explored in sixteen all-new stories collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and editor Gardner Dozois.
CBP Titan JW
Mar
Anti-Hero
Jonathan Wood
9781781168110
PB
7.99
Arthur Wallace
3
Another day. Another zombie T- Rex to put down. All part of the routine for Arthur Wallace and MI37 the government department devoted to battling threats magical, supernatural, extraterrestrial, and generally odd. Before he can say, “But didn’t I save the world yesterday?” a new co-director at MI37 is threatening his job, middle-aged Russian cyborg wizards are threatening his life, and his co-workers are threatening his sanity.
CBP Titan - GM
Mar
Ghosts of War
George Mann
9781783294145
PB
7.99
A Ghost Novel
New York City is being plagued by a pack of ferocious brass raptors – strange, skeleton-like creations with bat-like wings that swoop out of the sky, attacking people and carrying them away into the night. The Ghost has been tracking these bizarre machines, and is close to finding their origin: a deranged military scientist who is slowly rebuilding himself as a machine.
He is part of a plot to escalate the cold war with Britain into a full-blown conflict, and he is building a weapon – a weapon that will fracture dimensional space and allow the monstrous creatures that live on the other side to spill through.
The Ghost’s efforts to put an end to the conspiracy bring him into an uneasy alliance with a male British spy, who is loose in Manhattan, protecting the interests of his country. Suffering from increasingly lucid flashbacks to WWI and subjected to rooftop chases, a battle with a mechanized madman, and the constant threat of airborne predators, and with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, can the Ghost derail the conspiracy and prevent the war with the British from escalating beyond control?
CBP Titan - Clash
Mar
Clash of Eagles
Alan Smale
9781783294022
PB
7.99
Clash of Eagles
1
Perfect for fans of military and historical fiction—including novels by such authors as Bernard Cornwell, Naomi Novik, and Harry Turtledove—this stunning work of alternate history imagines a world in which the Roman Empire has not fallen and the North American continent has just been discovered. In the year 1218 AD, transported by Norse longboats, a Roman legion crosses the great ocean, enters an endless wilderness, and faces a cataclysmic clash of warriors, worlds, and gods.
Ever hungry for land and gold, the Emperor has sent Praetor Gaius Marcellinus and the 33rd Roman Legion into the newly discovered lands of North America. Marcellinus and his men expect easy victory over the native inhabitants, but on the shores of a vast river the Legion clashes with a unique civilization armed with weapons and strategies no Roman has ever imagined.
Forced to watch his vaunted force massacred by a surprisingly tenacious enemy, Marcellinus is spared by his captors and kept alive for his military knowledge. As he recovers and learns more about these proud people, he can’t help but be drawn into their society, forming an uneasy friendship with the denizens of the city-state of Cahokia. But threats—both Roman and Native—promise to assail his newfound kin, and Marcellinus will struggle to keep the peace while the rest of the continent surges toward certain conflict.
CBP Titan - SJ
Mar
Dark Detectives: An Anthology of Supernatural Mysteries
Stephen Jones, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Kim Newman
9781783291281
PB
8.99
Eighteen stories of supernatural detective fiction, featuring sleuths who investigate fantastic and horrific cases, protecting the world from the forces of darkness. Each writer offers a tale of a great fictional detective, including Neil Gaiman, Lawrence Talbot, Clive Barker, Harry DAmour, and the eight-part Seven Stars adventure by Kim Newman (Anno Dracula).
CBP Titan - MB
Mar
Voyage of the Basilisk: A Memoir by Lady Trent
Marie Brennan
9781783295067
PB
7.99
A Natural History of Dragons
3
Devoted readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed—until now.
Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella’s in ways both professional and personal.
Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella’s life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons.
CBP Titan - DG
Mar
Harrison Squared
Daryl Gregory
9781783297641
PB
7.99
Harrison Harrison—H2 to his mom—is a lonely teenager who’s been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the “sensitives” who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school.
On Harrison’s first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife-wielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources—and an unusual host of allies—to defeat the danger and find his mother.
CBP Titan - WCD
Apr
For More Than Glory
William C. Dietz
9781783290444
PB
7.99
Legion of the Damned
5
You’re only a hero until your next battle. Legion General Bill Booly knows that peace is just a pause between wars. He’s just crushed one uprising, and now a new rebellion is already brewing on a remote world light years away – spawning a web of terrorism that is close enough to catch the vulnerable Confederacy in its grasp.
CBP Titan - MR
Apr
Glass Thorns
Melanie Rawn
9781781166666
PB
7.99
Window Wall
4
For nearly two years, Cade has been rejecting his Fae gift, his prescient Elsewhens—simply refusing to see or experience them. But the strain is driving a wedge between him and his theater troupe, Touchstone, and making him erratic on stage and off. It takes his best friend Mieka to bully Cade into accepting the visions again. But when Cade finally looks into the possible futures, he sees a royal castle blowing up, though his vision does not tell him who is responsible. But he knows that if it is in his visions, he can take action to stop it from happening. And when he finally discovers the truth, he takes the knowledge to the only man in the Kingdom who would believe him: his deadly enemy the Archduke.
CBP Titan - TheSilencesales.jpg.size-230
Apr
The Silence
Tim Lebbon
9781781168813
PB
7.99
In the darkness of a underground cave system, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, there are voices, and they feed… Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive and destroy. To scream, even to whisper, is to summon death. As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for many years, she knows how to live in silence; now, it is her family’s only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others, to find a remote haven where they can sit out the plague. But will it ever end? And what kind of world will be left?
CBP Titan - Kim Newman
Apr
The Night Mayor
Kim Newman
9781781165669
PB
7.99
Truro Daine, a dangerous criminal who has been confined to imprisonment, escapes his incarceration by inventing a computer-generated dream world, which he rules as the Night Mayor.
CBP Titan - Machine
Apr
The Machine Awakes
Adam Christopher
9781783292035
PB
7.99
The Spider Wars
2
As humanity fights a destructive mechanical race, a government agent finds a conspiracy far closer to home in this far future space opera set in the Spider War universe of The Burning Dark.
In the decades since the human race first made contact with the Spiders—a machine race capable of tearing planets apart—the two groups have fought over interstellar territory. But the war has not been going well for humankind, and with the failure of the Fleet Admiral’s secret plan in the Shadow system, the commander is overthrown by a group of hardliners determined to get the war back on track.
When the deposed Fleet Admiral is assassinated, Special Agent Von Kodiak suspects the new guard is eliminating the old. But when the Admiral’s replacement is likewise murdered, all bets are off as Kodiak discovers the prime suspect is one of the Fleet’s own, a psi-marine and decorated hero—a hero killed in action, months ago, at the same time his twin sister vanished from the Fleet Academy, where she was training to join her brother on the front.
As Kodiak investigates, he uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from the slums of Salt City to the floating gas mines of Jupiter. There, deep in the roiling clouds of the planet, the Jovian Mining Corporation is hiding something, a secret that will tear the Fleet apart and that the Morning Star, a group of militarized pilgrims linked to terrorist atrocities across the whole of Fleetspace, is determined to uncover.
But there is something else hiding in Jovian system. Something insidious and intelligent, machine-like and hungry.
The Spiders are near.
CBP Titan - Dave 1
Apr
Dave vs. the Monsters: Emergence
John Birmingham
9781781166215
PB
7.99
David Hooper
1
Dave Hooper has a hangover from hell, a horrible ex-wife, and the fangs of the IRS deep in his ass. The last thing he needs is an explosion at work. A real explosion. On his off-shore oil rig.
But this is no accident, and despite the news reports, Dave knows that terrorists aren’t to blame. He knows because he killed one of the things responsible.
When he wakes up in a hospital bed guarded by Navy SEALs, he realizes this is more than just a bad acid trip. Yeah, Dave’s had a few. This trip is way weirder.
Killing a seven-foot-tall, tattooed demon has transformed the overweight, balding safety manager into something else entirely. An honest-to-goddamned monster slayer.
CBP Titan - English Gothic
May
English Gothic
Jonathan  Rigby
9780957648166
HB
25
English Gothic was the first book to trace the rise and fall of horror cinema from its beginnings in the 1890s right through to the end of the 20th century, encompassing the lost films of the silent era, the Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi chillers of the 1930s, the lurid classics from Hammer’s house of horror and the explicit shockers of the 1970s. Now it comes complete with an assessment of the remarkable renaissance enjoyed by British horror in the 21st century. This deluxe new hardback edition features a comprehensive section on television horror, a foreword by genre star Barbara Shelley and a wealth of new illustrations.
CBP - May - Titan - Deadeye
May
Deadeye
William C. Dietz
9781783298747
PB
7.99
The Mutant Files
1
In the year 2038, an act of bioengineered terrorism decimated humanity. Some survivors developed horrible mutations and nations are now divided between areas populated by norms and lands run by mutants. When a young woman is kidnapped by a mutant gang, tough Los Angeles detective Cassandra Lee is assigned to rescue her. But first Lee must trust her new partner Deputy Ras Omo, a mutant, to guide her through the unfamiliar territory.
CBP Titan - JC
May
The Lost Fleet : Beyond the Frontier – Leviathan
Jack Campbell
9781781164686
PB
7.99
5
Two Syndicate World star systems have fallen prey to a mysterious fleet of warships—a fleet controlled entirely by artificial intelligence—that is now targeting Alliance space. The warships are no mystery to Geary. They were developed by his government to ensure security, but malfunctioned. If the Syndics learn the truth, the war with the Alliance will resume with a vengeance.
As the government attempts to conceal the existence of the A.I. warships—and its role in their creation—Geary pursues them, treading a fine line between mutiny and obedience. But it soon becomes clear that his fleet is no match for the firepower of the machine-piloted armada.
With the help of the Dancer species of aliens, Geary has tracked the A.I. ships to their secret base in the supposedly mythical Unity Alternate star system where his fleet, the last hope of the Alliance’s future, will end the conflict at any cost.
CBP - May - Titan - When the Heavens Fall
May
When the Heavens Fall
Marc Turner
9781783297573
PB
7.99
The Chronicles of the Exile
1
A power-hungry necromancer has stolen The Book of Lost Souls, and intends to use it to resurrect an ancient race and challenge Shroud for dominion of the underworld.Shroud counters by sending his most formidable servants to seize the artefact at all cost. However, the god is not the only one interested in the Book, and a host of other forces converge, drawn by the powerful magic that has been unleashed.
CBP Titan - AM
May
Hallow Point
Ari Marmell
9781781168257
PB
7.99
A Mick Oberon Job
2
The Spear of Lugh, one of the four Kingly Hallows of Ireland, is in Chicago. And everyone, everyone wants it, for it is said that he who carries the spear into battle cannot be defeated. Among those who seek it are an agent of the infamous Wild Hunt; a mobster who knows far more about these things than he should; and of course the Unseelie Courts the last people PI Mick Oberon would want getting hold of it…
CBP - May - Titan - Dave vs the Monsters Resistance
May
Dave vs. the Monsters: Resistance
John Birmingham
9781781166239
PB
7.99
David Hooper
2
Holed up in Las Vegas after the tumultuous Battle of New Orleans, Dave is enjoying the VIP perks afforded a champion monster-slayer. He may be a superhero of swag and the toast of the town, but if some fire-breathing dragons have their way, odds are everyone will soon be toast. The hordes from the UnderRealms are regrouping for their next attack, but first Dave must face off against a ravishing Russian spy with a few superpowers of her own.
CBP Titan - JPB
Jun
Beneath London
James P. Blaylock
9781783292608
PB
7.99
When the sudden collapse of the Victoria Embankment uncovers a passage to an unknown realm, Langdon St. Ives sets out explore it, not knowing that a wealthy psychopath is working to keep the underworlds secrets hidden for reasons of his own. Assumed to be dead and buried beneath London, St. Ives lives secretly on the streets of the great city and investigates a string of ghastly crimes.

CBP Titan - BRC
Jun
Virtues of War
Bennett R. Coles
9781783294206
PB
7.99
The Terran military, the Astral Force, launches a mission to crush a colonial rebellion on the colony of Cerberus. The results of that mission ripple across the planets of the Centauria, and place the entire system on the brink of war. Lieutenant Katja Emmes is a platoon commander, leader of the 10-trooper strike team aboard the fast-attack craft Rapier. Although fully trained, she has never led troops in real operations before, and lives in the shadow of her war-hero father. Sublieutenant Jack Mallory is fresh out of pilot school, daydreaming about a fighter pilot position in the space fleet and in for a rude awakening. Lieutenant Commander Thomas Kane uses a six-month deployment in command of Rapier to secure his rise to stardom within the military. As violence erupts, each will be tested as never before. How they respond may decide the fate of Terra, and Earth.
CBP - Jun - Titan - Dave vs the Monsters Ascendance
Jun
Dave vs. the Monsters: Ascendance
John Birmingham
9781781166253
PB
7.99
David Hooper
3
Title information to come – see above for the first two David Hooper titles and you can’t fail to have a sense of what it’s going to be like…