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The Almighty Zyung drives his massive armies across the world to invade the Land of the Five Cities. So begins the final struggle between freedom and tyranny.
The Southern Kings D'zan and Undutu lead a fleet of warships to meet Zyung's aerial armada. Vireon the Slayer and Tyro the Sword King lead Men and Giants to defend the free world. So begins the great slaughter of the age.
lardu the Shaper and Sharadza Vodsdaugh ... [read more]
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Monday, 18 July 2011 12:24)
- Category: Articles
In this guest post fantasy author Mark Lawrence writers about his experiences as a debut fantasy author.
Here's some information about Mark Lawrence:
Click here to visit Mark Lawrence's official website.
GUEST POST: MARK LAWRENCE TELLS ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES AS A DEBUT AUTHOR
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Monday, 11 July 2011 18:54)
- Category: Articles
In this guest post fantasy author Martha Wells tells about the different settings and cultures of The Cloud Roads.
Here's information about Martha Wells:
Martha Wells is the author of five Ile-Rien novels (The Element of Fire, The Death of the Necromancer, The Wizard Hunters, The Ships of Air and The Gate of Gods), City of Bones, Wheel of the Infinite, The Cloud Roads and two Stargate Atlantis novels (Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary and Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement). Her next book, The Serpent Sea (a sequel to The Cloud Roads), will be published next year. She has also written short stories and non-fiction articles.
And here's the guest post:
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Saturday, 09 July 2011 10:00)
- Category: Articles
Laird Barron's novella, The Light is the Darkness, will be published in August 2011 by Infernal House (Bloodletting Press). It will contain illustrations by David Ho. Each copy will be signed by Laird Barron and the illustrator David Ho. This edition is limited to only 174 copies.
Laird Barron is the author of two short story collections (The Imago Sequence and Occultation).
Here's an official description of The Light is the Darkness:
Conrad Navarro is a champion of the Pageant, a gruesome modern day gladiatorial exhibition held in secret arenas across the globe. Indentured by a cabal of ultra-rich patrons, his world is one of blood and mayhem, an existence where savagery reigns supreme while mercy leads to annihilation.
Conrad’s sister has vanished while traveling in Mexico. Imogene, a decorated special agent for the FBI, was hot on the trail of a legendary scientist whose vile eugenics experiments landed him on an international most-wanted list. Imogene left behind a sequence of bizarre clues that indicate she uncovered evidence of a Byzantine occult conspiracy against civilization itself – a threat so vast and terrible, its ultimate fruition would herald an event more inimical to all terrestrial life than mere extinction.
Now, Conrad is on the hunt, searching for his missing sister while malign forces seek to manipulate and destroy him by turns. It is an odyssey that will send this man of war from the lush jungles of South America, to the debauched court of an Aegean Prince, to the blasted moonscape of the American desert as he becomes inexorably enmeshed within a web of primordial evil that stretches back unto prehistory. All the while struggling to maintain a vestige of humanity; for Conrad has gazed into an abyss where the light is the darkness, and he has begun the metamorphosis into something more than human...
Here's the review:
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- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Sunday, 26 June 2011 17:17)
- Category: News
The winners of the 2011 Locus Awards have been announced:
Best Science Fiction Novel
- Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
- Surface Detail, Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
- Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
- Zero History, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)
- The Dervish House, Ian McDonald (Pyr; Gollancz)
Best Fantasy Novel
- Kraken, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey)
- Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin Canada; Roc)
- Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
- The Fuller Memorandum, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
- The Sorcerer’s House, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
Best First Novel
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
- The Loving Dead, Amelia Beamer (Night Shade)
- Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
- The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz; Tor)
- How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu (Pantheon)
Best Young Adult Book
- Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
- Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins UK; Greenwillow)
- I Shall Wear Midnight, Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; HarperCollins)
- Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)
- Written by Seregil of Rhiminee (Saturday, 25 June 2011 11:06)
- Category: Articles
Clifford Chase's Winkie was published in 2006 by Grove Press (it was published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton).
Clifford Chase is an American novelist. He is currently a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University.
More information about Clifford Chase can be found here.
Here's a short review of Winkie:
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