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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

January 2015

Happy New Year. This month there is news of some recent releases as well as some upcoming books where a final release date is awaited.

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


The Unfortunate Isles

M. C. Muir has just released a new book in Under Admiralty Orders - The Oliver Quintrell Series, The Unfortunate Isles. It is available for Kindle download worldwide and will be available in paperback soon.

Ship of Spies

David Healey recently released the second book of The Sea Lord Chronicles, Ship of Spies. It is available for Kindle download worldwide.

Non Fiction

Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 630-1000 AD

Angus Konstam has a new book available for pre-order in paperback, Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 630-1000 AD. It will be released worldwide on 20th January 2015.

Eleanor's Odyssey

Joan Druett has a new book which was recently released, Eleanor's Odyssey: Journal of the Captain's Wife on the East Indiaman Friendship, 1799-1801. It is available worldwide in paperback.

Featured Author

Each month I provide a short bio of one of the authors on the site. This month we will look at Julian Stafford Corbett.

Julian Stafford CorbettSir Julian Stafford Corbett (1854-1922) wrote four novels, two of which may be considered Historic Naval Fiction, before going on to become what some have described as Britain's greatest maritime strategist. He was a prominent British naval historian whose works helped shape the Royal Navy's reforms of that era. One of his most famous works is 'Some Principles of Maritime Strategy', which remains a classic among students of naval warfare. Corbett, who was also a close friend of First Sea Lord Admiral John "Jackie" Fisher, was knighted in 1917.

Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month

Non Fiction

 Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 630-1000 AD

Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 630-1000 AD by Angus Konstam (Paperback - Worldwide)

It is due for release on 20 January 2015

New Release cover

Naval Shipbuilding in the Age of Sail: An Industrial History 1100-1800 by Philip MacDougall (Hardcover - UK)

It is due for release on 30 January 2015

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

Other News

  Although I do not know the release date yet new HNF novels The Guinea Boat by Alaric Bond and Blackwell's Homecoming by V. E. Ulett will be available soon. Keep an eye on the website for their release.

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