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Astrodene's Historic Naval Fiction Log Book - Your regular update of what's new in nautical literature set in the Age of Sail

August 2014

It is a quiet month with no new HNF releases due although here is one pirate fiction release.

Brief information is given below with links to the full website articles.

Recent Latest Release Articles

This month articles have appeared about the following books which have been published or are available for pre-order


 Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead

The next installment of Maritime adventures of Charles Hayden, Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead, is now available in Hardcover. It was released in the UK on 17 July 2014 and will be released in the US on 16 October 2014.

Non Fiction

 Give Me a Fast Ship

Tim McGrath has just released a new book Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea. It is now available worldwide in Hardcover and for Kindle download.

Featured Author

Each month I provide a short bio of one of the authors on the site. This month we will look at Jon Williams.

Jon WilliamsJon Williams is principally known as a writer of science fiction under the name Walter Jon Williams.

He also wrote the 'Privateers and Gentlemen' series about the exploits of the Markham family during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Out of print for many years they have recently been released in kindle format as 'by Walter Jon Williams'.


Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month

Pirate Fiction

New Release cover

Privateer by Tim Severin (Paperback - Worldwide)

It is due for release on 14 August 2014

A listing of books to be released in the future is available via the Releases Calendar

Book Reviews

Blackwell's Paradise

David Hayes reviews Blackwell's Paradise by V. E. Ulett

Read the review.

Modern Era

For those interested in nautical literature set in a later period - What's new on the web site this month
 HMS Wasp Peter J. Holloway has a new book based around his experiences in the Navy after WWII. HMS Wasp is now available for pre-order in paperback worldwide. It was released on 25 July 2014.

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