The universe is filled with secrets and lies. Who can be trusted?
Thayen, Astra, and their fellow Shadians are still trapped in the alternate Shade where, aided by an uneasy alliance with Brandon and Myst, they continue their treacherous search for the rest of their missing friends and the truth behind HQ’s sinister plot.
Back home in the real Shade, Sofia and Derek work with the rest of the team to search for any possible clues related to Isabelle’s clone. What they find opens up a whole new world of questions and raises the stakes even higher for getting Thayen’s group home safely.
Meanwhile, Unending is still reeling from Anunit’s latest revelation and struggling with a deep anger that comes both from within herself and from a mysterious outside source. She and Tristan must work together to face their greatest challenge yet – uncovering Death’s oldest lie and exposing her darkest secrets in the process. But if completing this final task could put others at risk, they may be forced to choose between their own dreams and the greater good.
When light shines in the darkness, all will be revealed.
The author J. G. Ballard, famed for novels such as Crash and Empire of the Sun, has died aged 78 after a long illness.
His agent Margaret Hanbury said the author had been ill "for several years" and had died on Sunday morning.
Despite being referred to as a science fiction writer, Jim Ballard said his books were instead "picturing the psychology of the future".
His most acclaimed novel was Empire of the Sun, based on his childhood in a Japanese prison camp in China.
Source: BBC News.
Eldon Thompson is an American fantasy author. He has written The Legend of Asahiel trilogy and he's also involved in The Elfstones of Shannara film project.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Eldon Thompson about his fantasy trilogy and the film project:
AN INTERVIEW WITH ELDON THOMPSON
This year's Hugo awards nominees for best novel are:
Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury)
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor)
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit)
Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi (Tor)
Anticipation site has links to home pages and other category nominees.
Johanna Sinisalo is a Finnish science fiction and fantasy writer. She was awarded the Finlandia Prize for literature in 2000 for her first novel Not Before Sundown (Troll: A Love Story) and now her novellette "Baby Doll" is a Nebula award nominee.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Johanna Sinisalo about the Nebula award nomination:
AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHANNA SINISALO
Philip José Farmer, a prolific and popular science fiction writer who shocked readers in the 1950s by depicting sex with aliens and challenged conventional pieties of the genre with caustic fables set on bizarre worlds of his own devising, died on Wednesday, February 25th. He was 91 and lived in Peoria, Illinois.
Source: The New York Times.