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THE CHOSEN ONES are about to start their second year in senior high school. The whole summer break they have held their breaths waiting for the demons' next move. But the threat shows up from another direction, somewhere they could never have foreseen.
It becomes more and more obvious that something is very, very wrong in Engelsfors. The past is woven together with the present. The living meet the dead. THE CHOSEN ONES are tied even closer together and are once again ... [read more]
- 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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- 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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- 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.
Information about Christopher Nuttall:
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).
Click here to visit Christopher Nuttall's official website.
Information about The Royal Sorceress:
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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- Seregil of Rhiminee (Tuesday, 05 February 2013 6:00 pm)
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Clifford Beal's Gideon's Angel will be published by Solaris Books in February 2013.
Information about Clifford Beal:
Clifford Beal, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, worked for 20 years as an international journalist and is the former editor-in-chief of Jane's Defence Weekly in London. He is the author of Quelch's Gold (Praeger Books, 2007), the true story of a little-known but remarkable early 18th century Anglo-American pirate.
Click here to visit the author official website.
And click here to read a sample of Gideon's Angel.
Information about Gideon's Angel:
1653. The long, bloody English Civil War is at an end. King Charles is dead and Oliver Cromwell rules the land. Richard Treadwell, Royalist, exile, and now soldier for the King of France, burns for revenge on those who deprived him of his family and fortune. He returns to England in secret to assassinate Cromwell.
But his is not the only plot in motion. A secret army run by a deluded Puritan is bent on the same quest, guided by the Devil's hand. When demonic entities are summoned, Treadwell finds his fortunes reversed: he must save Cromwell, or consign England to Hell...
But first he has to conted with a wife he left in Devon who believes she's a widow, a furious Parisian mistress who has trailed him to England, and a young Musketeer named d'Artagnan, sent to drag him back to France. It's a dangerous new Republic, for an old Cavalier coming home.
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- Seregil of Rhiminee (Saturday, 26 January 2013 8:51 pm)
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In this guest post the author of The Brotherhood Saga, Kody Boye, tells about creating the world of Minonivna.
Information about Kody Boye
Kody Boye was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. Since his initial publication in the Yellow Mama Webzine in 2007, he has gone on to sell nearly three-dozen stories to various markets. He is the author of the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and The Brotherhood Saga. His fiction has been described as ‘Surreal, beautiful and harrowing’ (Fantastic Horror), while he himself has been heralded as a writer beyond his years (Bitten by Books). He currently lives and writes in the Austin, Texas area.
Click here to visit Kody Boye's official website.
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