Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the planet Barrayar. When Enrique’s experimental bioengineered creatures go missing, the pair discover that the zone still conceals deadly old secrets.
This novella falls after Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance in the Vorkosigan series timeline, but may be read entirely independently. The Vorkosigan saga was the recipient of the first Hugo Award for best science fiction series in 2017.
Joseph Malik's Dragon's Trail was published by Oxblood Books in 2016/2017.
Information about Joseph Malik:
Joseph Malik writes and lectures on advanced intelligence theory and asymmetric warfare for the U.S. military. He has worked as a stuntman, a high-rise window washer, a computational linguist, a touring rock musician, and a soldier in the United States Special Operations Command. A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he lives in the Pacific Northwest along with his wife and their two dogs.
Dragon’s Trail is his first novel. A sequel, The New Magic, is scheduled for 2018.
Click here to visit his official website.
Information about Dragon's Trail:
"I didn't come here to sell my soul. I came here to buy it back."
Once dubbed "The Deadliest Man Alive," Jarrod Torrealday is a former Olympic saber hopeful and medieval weapons expert banned from competition for killing another fencer in a duel. Despondent, volatile, alcoholic, yet still one of the greatest swordsmen alive, he now works for third-rate fantasy films as a technical consultant and stuntman.
When Jarrod accepts the gig of a lifetime from a sorcerer looking for a hero, he finds himself facing an invading army in a world inhabited by creatures from Earth's mythical past. He soon learns that the enemy mastermind is also from Earth, and has laid the foundations for a new kind of war.
Seamlessly blending hard science with elements of classic sword and sorcery, Dragon's Trail is an international bestseller that's being hailed as the pioneering work of a new genre: the Fantasy Technothriller.
A REVIEW OF JOSEPH MALIK'S DRAGON'S TRAIL
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Gwendolyn N. Nix.
About the author:
Gwendolyn Nix has tagged sharks in Belize, studied evolution in green algae, and researched neural proteins. She is the author of The Falling Dawn: Celestial Scripts Book One soon to be released from Crossroad Press. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthology Sisterhood of the Blade, and she has earned Semi-Finalist and Honorable Mentions in the Writers of the Future contest. Previously an editor for Ragnarok Publications, she is currently a senior editor for Outland Entertainment. An avid adventurer and saxophonist, she lives in Missoula, MT.
About The Falling Dawn: Book One of Celestial Scripts:
Emerging from the dregs of society to become a celestial warrior, Eos soon becomes immersed in a world of ancient texts and falling angels, tasked to find the sacred Book of Raziel and stop a war in heaven. The secrets of the Book will lead Eos down a path of betrayal, pitting her against those she loves. All the while she must cling to her own crumbling sanity as her psyche is split by the emergence of another entity, heralded by the onset of Eos' new powers. Soon, Eos finds herself in the clutches of the Master of the Oceans, where she must convince him to give her the sacred book. His price? Her soul.
GUEST POST: The Siren's Song of the Trunk Novel by Gwendolyn N. Nix
Rhys Hughes' World Muses was published in hardcover format by Mount Abraxas in September 2017 and in paperback format by Gloomy Seahorse Press in November 2017.
Information about Rhys Hughes:
Rhys Hughes was born in 1966. Tartarus Press published his first collection, Worming the Harpy, in 1995, and since that time he has published more than thirty other books. His fiction is generally fantastical and his output mainly consists of short stories, though he has published several novels. His work is frequently compared to that of Boris Vian, Flann O'Brien and R.A. Lafferty, but he cites his major influences as Italo Calvino and Donald Barthelme. His most recent books include the collections Bone Idle in the Charnel House (Hippocampus Press), Orpheus on the Underground (Tartarus Press) and Brutal Pantomimes (Egaeus Press). Fascinated by paradoxes, he incorporates them into his fiction as entertainingly as he can.
Click here to visit his official website.
Information about World Muses:
A book consisting of eighty linked stories, each concerning the magical, metaphysical, whimsical and ironic adventures of a woman from a different country and culture, and her interactions with the world, with time, space, love, logic and impulse, and with the narrator who is many men in one.
A REVIEW OF RHYS HUGHES' WORLD MUSES
Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing Roger Levy.
Roger Levy is a British science fiction writer. He is the author of Reckless Sleep, Dark Heavens and Icarus, published by Gollancz. He works as a dentist when not writing fiction, and was described as the ‘heir to Philip K. Dick’ by Strange Horizons.
His latest novel, The Rig, was published by Titan Books.
AN INTERVIEW WITH ROGER LEVY
Jonathan Maas' -100 was published in February 2018.
Information about Jonathan Maas:
Jon Maas has born in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Stanford University with degrees in Biology and History, he's earned a living as a Musician, Peace Corps Volunteer, Standup Comedian, TV Producer and Web Designer.
He is the author of such novels as City of gods: Hellenica, Spanners - The Fountain of Youth, Flare, The Dog That Laid Eggs and Children of Another Bible: We Were Not the Only Ones.
Information about -100:
When Kela invents a device that can send herself back in time, she decides the first person she’ll tell will be her boyfriend, Adam.
Before she can tell him though, he breaks up with her.
Kela goes home and makes a decision: she will use the device to go back, one day at a time, and end things with Adam first - on each and every day of their one hundred day relationship. After these one hundred days, she will have effectively erased their relationship from this existence, and any other.
Never Go Back in Time
But both Kela and Adam will soon understand that the universe disallows time travel for a reason. There are some things that should not be seen, and some horrors that the human mind shouldn’t even attempt to understand.
If they want to survive these one hundred days, they must find a way to move forward together, even if it means unleashing the inconceivable terrors lurking just beyond our conception.
A REVIEW OF JONATHAN MAAS -100