Summer is gone, and the world is turning to ice.
The Rondian Empress Lyra has lost her husband, her army is defeated and the deadly Masked Cabal have seized the Holy City. Her allies have abandoned her and her empire is spiralling into chaos - and her only weapon is a forbidden magic she dare not use. She can't survive alone - but who can she still trust?
'Vibrant, memorable characters' - SciFi Now
The Eastern conqueror Sultan Rashid is victorious on the battlefield, but now he faces an enemy more deadly than Rondian knights: the winter. Unless he captures a major city to shelter his huge armies, his plans to overthrow the West face ruin in the snow. But standing between his men and safety is the remnants of a defeated army led by a general who knows all about fighting for survival.
'An epic journey of ordinary people destined to change the course of history... alluring... gripping' - BoHoMind.com
There are no easy options left. Lyra and her fellow dwymancers must master their deadly magic, whatever the cost. Even those who believe themselves to be fighting for good must grasp the reins of power with cold-hearted determination, and use even the most terrible weapon, if they are to stop the world from falling apart... for ever.
The 2009 Nebula Award winners are:
The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Andre Norton Award
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead is a horror version of Mark Twain's beloved book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (it was published in 1876). Don Borchert has created and co-written this new version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It will be published by Tor in August 2010.
Here's a description of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead:
Or at least that's the plan. It's Tom Sawyer like you've never seen him before, in a swash-buckling, treasure-seeking adventure spiked with blood, gore, and zombie madness.
In this expanded and illustrated edition of Mark Twain's beloved tale of boyhood adventure, Tom's usual mishaps are injected with a taste of the macabre, in a world over-run by a zombie virus known in the South as "Zum." The United States is infected with a plague of rotting, yet spry, Zum searching for fresh meat.
In this world, there's no need to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence. Instead, Tom cons his friends into sharpening the fence posts to stop a Zum attack. To escape the constraints of civilized life, Tom and his pal Huckleberry Finn don't have to fake their deaths, just pretend to be Zum. And instead of cowboys and indians, Tom practices his fighting skills in a bloodthirsty game of "Us and Zum" – and he always wins.
When vicious, self-aware zombies emerge and threaten the town... how will Tom and Huck win, and live to tell their tale?
With all the comedy, romance, and adventure that readers expect from Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer now becomes a new breed of hero – a grade-A zombie hunter.
A REVIEW OF THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER AND THE UNDEAD
Risingshadow.net is proud to present an interview with Laird Barron.
Here's some information about Laird Barron:
Laird Barron is an American horror and dark fantasy writer. He is the author of two short story collections, The Imago Sequence and Other Stories (Night Shade Books, 2007) and Occultation and Other Stories (Night Shade Books, 2010). He's currently working on a novel, The Croning, which will be published in 2011. His official website can be found here.
AN INTERVIEW WITH LAIRD BARRON
SHORT REVIEWS OF PS PUBLISHING'S NEW BOOKS
Here's short reviews of PS Publishing's new books. All these books are good entertainment for adult readers. I can especially recommend R. B. Russell's wonderful and fantastic collection, Literary Remains. It's a fascinating collection.
PS Publishing has once again done their best to produce quality books.
Brendan Connell is a probably relatively unknown author to several readers, so here's some information about him.
Brendan Connell's fiction has been published in several places. He is the author of The Translation of Father Torturo (2005) and Dr. Black and the Guerrillia (2005). His new book, Metrophilias (2010), was published by Better Non Sequitur Press.
More information about Brendan Connell can be found here.
A REVIEW OF BRENDAN CONNELL'S METROPHILIAS