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by Jasper Kent
Turkmenistan 1881. Beneath the citadel of Geok Tepe sits a prisoner. He hasn’t moved from his chair for two years, hasn’t felt the sun on his face in more than fifty, but he is thankful for that. The city is besieged by Russian troops and soon falls. But one Russian officer has his own reason to be here. Colonel Otrepyev marches into the underground ga ... [read more]
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Thursday, 14 March 2013 5:30 pm)
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Christopher Barzak's Before and Afterlives will be published by Lethe Press in March 2013.
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Christopher Barzak is an American author. He is the author of the novels One for Sorrow and The Love We Share Without Knowing, and the short story collection Birds and Birthdays.
Click here to visit Christopher Barzak's official website.
Information about Before and Afterlives:
Discover the haunting stories of Crawford Award-winning author Christopher Barzak in his new collection Before and Afterlives. These are tales of relationships with unearthly domesticity and eeriness: a woman falls in love with a haunted house; a beached mermaid is substituted for a disappeared daughter; the imaginary friend of a murdered young woman stalks the streets of her small town; a mother's teenage son is afflicted with a disease that causes him to vanish; a father exploits his daughter's talent for calling ghosts to her; and a wife leaves her husband and children to fulfill her obligations in the world from which she escaped.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Friday, 01 March 2013 1:26 pm)
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Bradley P. Beaulieu's The Flames of Shadam Khoreh will be published in April 2013.
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Bradley P. Beaulieu is the author of the epic fantasy trilogy The Lays of Anuskaya. The first two books, The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh were released to critical acclaim.
Click here to visit Bradley P. Beaulieu's official website.
Information about The Flames of Shadam Khoreh:
The Flames of Shadam Khoreh begins nearly two years after the events of The Straits of Galahesh. In it, Atiana and Nikandr continue their long search for Nasim, which has taken them to the desert wastes of the Gaji, where the fabled valley of Shadam Khoreh lies. But all is not well.
War has moved from the islands to the mainland, and the Grand Duchy knows its time may be limited if Yrstanla rallies its forces. And the wasting disease and the rifts grow ever wider, threatening places that once thought themselves safe. The Dukes believe that their only hope may be to treat with the Haelish warriors to the west of Yrstanla, but Nikandr knows that the key is to find Nasim and a lost artifact known as the Atalayina.
Will Nikandr succeed and close the rifts once and for all? The answer lies deep within the Flames of Shadam Khoreh.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:19 pm)
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Ira Nayman's Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience) was published by Elsewhen Press as an e-book in November 2012. It will be published as a paperback in March 2013.
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Click here to read about Ira Nayman.
Information about Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience):
This hilarious science-fiction comedy novel follows the first case for Noomi Rapier, rookie investigator with The Transdimensional Authority – the organisation that regulates travel between dimensions. When a dead body is found slumped over a modified transdimensional machine, Noomi and her more experienced partner, Crash Chumley, must find the dead man's accomplices and discover what they were doing with the technology. Their investigation leads them to a variety of realities where Noomi comes face-to-face with four very different incarnations of herself, forcing her to consider how the choices she makes and the circumstances into which she is born determine who she is.
Ira Nayman's new novel is both an hilarious romp through multiple dimensions in a variety of alternate realities, and a gentle satire on fate, ambition and expectation. Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience) will appeal to comedy fans who have been bereft of much good science-fiction fare these last eleven years. Ira's style is at times surreal, even off-the-wall, with the humour flying at you from unexpected angles; he describes it as fractal humour. Anyone who has read his Alternate Reality News Service stories will know how funny Ira is. The characters we meet from around the multiverse deserve to become firm favourites with all fans of science fiction comedy.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Sunday, 17 February 2013 3:02 pm)
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Laird Barron's The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All will be published by Night Shade Books in April 2013.
Information about Laird Barron:
Laird Barron is the author of two short story collections (The Imago Sequence and Occultation) and The Croning. His stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies.
Click here to visit Laird Barron's blog.
Information about The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All:
From Laird Barron, two-time Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of The Imago Sequence, Occultation, and The Croning, comes a new collection of cosmic horror...
Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron's stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year’s best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards.
Barron returns with his third collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Collecting interlinking tales of sublime cosmic horror, including "Blackwood's Baby," "The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven," and "The Men from Porlock," The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All delivers enough spine-chilling horror to satisfy even the most jaded reader.
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Monday, 11 February 2013 9:53 pm)
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Christopher Nuttall's The Royal Sorceress was published by Elsewhen Press as an e-book in October 2012 and as a paperback in February 2013.
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Christopher Nuttall is the debut author of The Royal Sorceress. His second book is Bookworm (it has was published by Elsewhen Press as an e-book in January 2013 and it will be published as a paperback in May 2013).
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It's 1830, in an alternate Britain where the "scientific" principles of magic were discovered sixty years previously, allowing the British to win the American War of Independence. Although Britain is now supreme among the Great Powers, the gulf between rich and poor in the Empire has widened and unrest is growing every day. Master Thomas, the King's Royal Sorcerer, is ageing and must find a successor to lead the Royal Sorcerers Corps. Most magicians can possess only one of the panoply of known magical powers, but Thomas needs to find a new Master of all the powers. There is only one candidate, one person who has displayed such a talent from an early age, but has been neither trained nor officially acknowledged. A perfect candidate to be Master Thomas' apprentice in all ways but one: the Royal College of Sorcerers has never admitted a girl before.
But even before Lady Gwendolyn Crichton can begin her training, London is plunged into chaos by a campaign of terrorist attacks co-ordinated by Jack, a powerful and rebellious magician.
The Royal Sorceress will certainly appeal to all fans of steampunk, alternative history, and fantasy. As well as the fun of the "what-ifs" delivered by the rewriting of our past, it delights with an Empire empowered by magic – all the better for being one we can recognise. The scheming and intrigue of Jack and his rebels, the roof-top chases and the thrilling battles of magic are played out against the dark and unforgiving backdrop of life in the sordid slums and dangerous factories of London. Many of the rebels are drawn from a seedy and grimy underworld, while their Establishment targets prey on the weak and defenceless. The price for destroying the social imbalance and sexual inequality that underpin society may be more than anyone can imagine.
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