Ian McDonald’s EMPRESS OF THE SUN now available in Italian!

Urania/Mondadori has published the Italian edition of EMPRESS OF THE SUN, the concluding novel in Ian McDonald‘s Everness series! Published as L’IMPERATRICE DEL SOLE, here’s the synopsis…

Il salto di Heisenberg ha portato la Everness su una Terra alternativa, diversa da qualsiasi luogo l’equipaggio dell’astronave abbia mai visto. Everett Singh, Sen e gli altri si trovano su una pianura sconfinata, in un mondo in cui i dinosauri non si sono estinti ma si sono evoluti acquisendo un vantaggio tecnologico di venticinque milioni di anni sull’umanità, e nel bel mezzo dello scontro tra nazioni rivali. L’equipaggio della Everness deve affrontare un mondo che sta andando rapidamente verso l’apocalisse. Per sopravvivere, e per capire quali nuovi scenari si aprono per l’umanità…

Urania has now published all three novels in the series, the other two being TERRA INCOGNITA (PLANESRUNNER) and PIANETA PARALLELO (BE MY ENEMY). Urania has also published the first novel in Ian’s latest series, Luna: LUNA NUOVA (NEW MOON).

The Everness series was first published in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books and in North America by Pyr Books. The series is now available in eBook via the JAbberwocky eBook Program, and in many other territories. Here’s the English-language synopsis for EMPRESS OF THE SUN

World-hopping, high-action adventure starring a smart boy with computer skills and a tough girl who pilots a blimp

The airship Everness makes a Heisenberg Jump to an alternate Earth unlike any her crew has ever seen. Everett, Sen, and the crew find themselves above a plain that goes on forever in every direction without any horizon. There they find an Alderson Disc, an astronomical megastructure of incredibly strong material reaching from the orbit of Mercury to the orbit of Jupiter. 

Then they meet the Jiju, the dominant species on a plane where the dinosaurs didn’t die out. They evolved, diversified, and have a twenty-five million year technology head-start on humanity. War between their kingdoms is inevitable, total and terrible. 

Everness has jumped right into the midst of a faction fight between rival nations, the Fabreen and Dityu empires. The airship is attacked, but then defended by the forces of the Fabreen, who offers theEvernesscrew protection. But what is the true motive behind Empress Aswiu’s aid? What is her price?

The crew of the Everness is divided in a very alien world, a world fast approaching the point of apocalypse.

Here’s what reviewers have said about the Everness series…

‘The marvelous Everness series takes readers to a world with highly evolved dinosaurs in this third voyage through parallel universes… McDonald lets his imagination run rampant without abandoning credibility, tackling real scientific concepts such as confirmation bias, a feature lacking in far too much science fiction. Fans might wish for more focus on the original Everett, but eventually, the three storylines weave themselves together nicely, setting up another sequel with hints of forthcoming romance. Endlessly fascinating and fun.’ Kirkus (Starred Review) on EMPRESS OF THE SUN

‘I’ve rarely had as much fun with a Young Adult SF series as I have with Ian McDonald’s Everness — now up to three books with the brand new, shiny addition of EMPRESS OF THE SUN, possibly the best book of the bunch so far… this latest installment, with its sentient space dinosaurs, will delight folks who occasionally yearn for a good old-fashioned pulp adventure… through all of it, the characters continue to shine… I confess that I initially wasn’t too crazy about the whole Doppelgänger plot, but in this novel, it turns into a wonderful part of the overall picture… It was simply a treat to get back into the crazy palari and strange fashions of the Everness books. It may sound bizarre, but this is the first time I’ve read a novel that actually made me feel like writing fan-fic about its characters, just because they’re so utterly fresh and surprising. The Everness series is technically Young Adult, but I believe any science fiction fan, young or old, would get sucked into these adventures.’ — Tor.com on EMPRESS OF THE SUN

EMPRESS OF THE SUN revels in its pulp adventure milieu… McDonald has created an incredibly “storyable” universe for his characters to have their adventures in, and he keeps those adventures coming fast and furious… Between the adventures, the pacing, the characters, and the narrative arcs, there’s a lot to enjoy about this book and the overall series.’ — Strange Horizons on EMPRESS OF THE SUN

‘McDonald proves the concept of his world of the Infundibulum has legs, and provides some intriguing new ideas amid an entertaining adventure… Lots of ideas thrown out and explored; good development of main characters… Malevolent Nanotech. More world hopping. A solidly entertaining second volume to the series… With all of these ideas, concepts and worldbuilding, McDonald, in terms of his core characters, provides us with meaty development and growth… I was more than satisfied with the book and anyone, young adult or otherwise, who has read the first book will find much to love here, and will likely be as eager as I for the next volume in the series.’ — SF Signal on BE MY ENEMY

‘… absolutely triumphant sequel to Ian McDonald’s pulse-pounding young-adult science fiction novel PLANESRUNNERPLANESRUNNER — a rollicking, multidimensional tale of a young boy who holds the key to infinite universes, seeking to rescue his physicist father from sinister powers — finished on a brutal cliffhanger, leaving its readers gasping and cursing for more. Now we have it. In BE MY ENEMY, there’s a lot more of what made PLANESRUNNER great — tremendous action scenes, cunning escapes, genius attacks on the ways that multidimensional travel might be weaponized, horrific glimpses of shadowy powers and sinister technologies. But BE MY ENEMY also has more of what makes McDonald’s adult fiction some of the best work I’ve ever read: a gifted ear for poesie that makes the English language sing, the unapologetic presumption of the reader’s ability to understand what’s going on without a lot of hand-holding, and a technological mysticism that never explicitly says when the literal stops and the fantasy starts… If you held off on reading PLANESRUNNER because you didn’t want to commit to a series without knowing if the author could keep up the quality, have no fear. McDonald has proven himself handily.’ — BoingBoing

‘Also appropriating airships, larger‑than-life characters and breakneck action is Ian McDonald’s PLANESRUNNER…, the opening volume in the Everness series and his first foray into Young Adult fiction. This is vintage McDonald, with beautifully drawn settings, complex characters and deft plotting. When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped, Everett’s investigations lead him to discover that his father was working to open portals between multiple worlds. Everett finds a map linking the worlds, which various sinister organisations desire – and the thrilling chase is on.’ — Guardian on PLANESRUNNER

‘The book begins with its young and likeably geeky protagonist, Everett Singh (named for physicist Hugh Everett, who came up with the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics back in the ‘50s) witnessing the kidnapping of his scientist father. But why would anyone want to drag an apparently unimportant academic off the street in London? Because, it turns out, Singh Sr has created the Infundibulum, a map of all known parallel Earths. Soon, Everett heads through a gateway and into a steampunk-tinged adventure. And yes, an airship is involved. But don’t hold that against McDonald, because this is a novel that’s knowing in the way it uses SF tropes without ever coming close to being condescending towards its intended audience. Science nerds of all ages may balk at the amount of exposition in the early chapters (arguably necessary, considering we’re talking quantum here), but most will be too busy getting lost in a cracking adventure story.’ — SFX on PLANESRUNNER

WHO are you listening to this December?

Today, Blackstone Audio publishes a new audio edition of Algis Budrys‘s classic, Hugo Award-nominated sci-fi novel WHO? Here’s the synopsis…

Set against a backdrop of Cold War paranoia, this futuristic novel about identity and technology is “one of the unrecognized classics of SF” (Locus).

East and West have fused into separate superstates known as the Allied National Government (ANG) and the Soviet International Bloc (SIB). As the Cold War rages, brilliant scientist Lucas Martino works on a top-secret project known only as K-Eighty-eight that could alter the balance of world power. The project goes horribly awry at an Allied research facility near the Soviet border, and Martino is abducted.

After several months of tense negotiations, he returns severely injured from the lab explosion, and under pressure from America, undergoes extensive reconstructive surgery. He has a mechanical arm. His polished metal skull — a kind of craniofacial prosthesis — contains few discernible features. Several of his internal organs are artificial. While his fingerprints are identified as belonging to Lucas Martino, they could be the result of transplant. Is he the real Martino? Or a technologically altered impostor sent by America’s enemies for the purpose of spying and infiltration? Tasked with uncovering the truth, ANG Security Chief Shawn Rogers makes some shocking discoveries.

Narrated in chapters alternating between Rogers and Martino, Who? poses existential questions about the human condition.

Blackstone has also published Budrys’s ROGUE MOON and MICHAELMAS in audio. (An audiobook edition of HARD LANDING is also on its way, early next year.)

Five of Budrys’s classic novels, and one collection, are published in eBook by Open Road Media.

Zeno represents Algis Budrys on behalf of the Budrys Estate.

Lavie Tidhar’s THE VANISHING KIND… appears!

Lavie Tidhar‘s new alternate history is out now! THE VANISHING KIND is published via the JABberwocky eBook Program, and is out now in North America and in the UK. Here’s the synopsis…

Gunther Sloam comes to Nazi-occupied London in search of an old flame. But when she turns up dead, Gunther is accused of the crime… Moving through the dark streets of London, pursued by the enigmatic Everly of the British Gestapo, Gunther is in way over his head. London after the Nazi occupation is a place haunted by shadows, and everyone he meets is lying to him. As Gunther gets drawn into a deadly web of conspiracy, illicit drug dealing, prostitution and blackmail, the only question is: can he stay alive long enough to find answers?

A new alternate history noir masterpiece from the multiple award winning author of A MAN LIES DREAMING and UNHOLY LAND!

Here are links for buying the book…

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New limited edition of Lavie Tidhar’s UNHOLY LAND available this month!

Last week, PS Publishing announced their new limited edition of Lavie Tidhar‘s critically-acclaimed UNHOLY LAND! The novel has found its way onto a number of Best Of 2018 lists already (we’ll post a round-up of these in the near future, before the year is out), and we think there will be a lot of interest in this edition. Here’s the synopsis, followed by some photos of the beautiful edition…

Lior Tirosh is a semi-successful author of pulp fiction, an inadvertent time traveler, and an ongoing source of disappointment to his father.

Tirosh has returned to his homeland in East Africa. But Palestina―a Jewish state founded in the early 20th century―has grown dangerous. The government is building a vast border wall to keep out African refugees. Unrest in Ararat City is growing. And Tirosh’s childhood friend, trying to deliver a warning, has turned up dead in his hotel room.

A state security officer has now identified Tirosh as a suspect in a string of murders. A rogue agent is stalking Tirosh through transdimensional rifts―possible futures that can only be prevented by avoiding the mistakes of the past.

From the bestselling author of Central Station comes an extraordinary new novel recalling China Miéville and Michael Chabon, entertaining and subversive in equal measures.

The ‘regular’ edition of UNHOLY LAND is published by Tachyon Publications in the US and UK.

Here are just some of the great reviews UNHOLY LAND has amassed so far…

‘[W]ill leave readers’ heads spinning with this disorienting and gripping alternate history… Readers of all kinds, and particularly fans of detective stories and puzzles, will enjoy grappling with the numerous questions raised by this stellar work.’ — Publishers Weekly (PW Picks: Books of the Week, October 15, 2018)

‘Lavie Tidhar is a genius at conjuring realities that are just two steps to the left of our own — places that look and smell and feel real, if just a bit hauntingly alien. UNHOLY LAND develops slowly. It begins with banal strangeness (this Palestinia, so like and unlike modern-day Israel) and leans gently into it… This is a story that gets weirder the deeper you get into it; that cultivates strangeness like something precious. It has three narrators: Investigator Bloom, Tirosh and a woman, Nur, who works as a field agent for the Border Agency. There are echoes of Chabon’s The Yiddish Policeman’s Union in it, wild strains of P.K. Dick and Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber. But UNHOLY LAND is its own thing. Something that no one but Tidhar could’ve written. Gorgeous in its alienness, comfortingly gray in its banality, and disquieting throughout.’ — NPR

‘[O]ne of those lovely books that starts out presenting itself as one thing, and mutates into another almost without you seeing it… a game-player of a writer who uses the spectrum of science fiction canon for his pieces… a grand game of alternate worlds cast like jewels on the sand. The long second act is all dust and blood and madness and glory, and the fast third act comes down on you like a sharpened spade… Lavie Tidhar is a clever bastard, and this book is a box of little miracles.’ — Warren Ellis

UNHOLY LAND starts out hard-boiled and comes at you sideways with the speculative elements. Tidhar has blended alternative history with murder in hotel rooms, missing women, an honest-to-god Fedora and mysterious borders in a tale that evokes Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Cassablanca and Mieville’s The Cty & the City. Political and pulpy, with distinct metafictional elements, Tidhar adroitly pulls off this fantastical tale of an occupied territory.’ — Tade Thompson

‘[A]dventurous readers will appreciate this well-written and ambitious book. It should find a place at any library that offers high-quality literary fiction.’ — Booklist

‘Tidhar has turned a suspenseful adventure tale into a complex meditation on the possible paths of modern Jewish history.’— Chicago Tribune

Tachyon Publications has also published Lavie’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed CENTRAL STATION — which, incidentally, was also released as a special edition by PS Publishing (since sold out).

Michael Cobley’s highly-anticipated SPLINTERED SUNS out this week in the US and UK!

We’re very happy to report that Michael Cobley‘s highly-anticipated new novel is out this week! Published by Orbit Books in the US (Tuesday) and UK (Thursday), SPLINTERED SUNS is the latest stand-alone novel set in Humanity’s Fire the universe. Here’s the synopsis…

A speed of light space adventure novel of a treasure hunt that could unlock all the wonders of a vast and advanced civilization’s lost technologies.

For Pyke and his crew it should have been just another heist. Travel to a backwater desert planet, break into a museum, steal a tracking device then use it to find a ship buried in the planet’s vast and trackless sandy wastes.

Except that the museum vault is a bio-engineered chamber, and the tracking device is sought-after by another gang of treasure hunters led by an old adversary of Pyke’s, the devious Raven Kaligara. Also, the ship is quarter of a million years old and about two kilometres long and somewhere aboard it is the Essavyr Key, a relic to unlock all the treasures and technologies of a lost civilisation…

The other Humanity’s Fire novels are also published in the US and UK by Orbit Books: the first trilogy SEEDS OF EARTH, THE ORPHANED WORLDS, THE ASCENDANT STARS, and the stand-alone novel ANCESTRAL MACHINES.

Another new Russian edition of A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER…

Эксмо has released a new edition of Roger Zelazny‘s classic A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER. Published in Russia as Ночь в одиноком октябре, here’s the synopsis…

В Лондоне конца XIX века под покровом тумана промозглого октября в Великой Игре сойдутся известнейшие персоны своего времени и их питомцы-помощники. Смогут ли игроки открыть врата в иной мир? В чем заключается их сила?

First published in 1993, the novel was re-published recently by Farrago (and for the first time in eBook). Here’s the English-language synopsis…

All is not what it seems…

In the murky London gloom, a knife-wielding gentleman named Jack prowls the midnight streets with his faithful watchdog Snuff – gathering together the grisly ingredients they will need for an upcoming ancient and unearthly rite. For soon after the death of the moon, black magic will summon the Elder Gods back into the world. And all manner of Players, both human and undead, are preparing to participate.

Some have come to open the gates. Some have come to slam them shut.

And now the dread night approaches – so let the Game begin.

The novel was very well-received when first published. Here’s what Neil Gaiman had to say: ‘One of Zelazny’s most delightful books: Jack the Ripper’s dog Snuff narrates a mad game of teams to cause or prevent armageddon.’

Zeno represents Roger Zelazny in Translation, on behalf of the Zelazny Estate.

Czech out this new paperback edition of ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA…

Andrew Hodges‘s critically-acclaimed ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA is available now as a paperback in Czechia. Published by Jota, here’s the synopsis…

Alan Turing se zapsal do historie jako vynikající matematik a zakladatel moderní informatiky, jehož práce na prolomení německých kódů rozhodujícím způsobem ovlivnila průběh druhé světové války. Stydlivého absolventa Cambridge, obdařeného brilantní logikou a technickým nadáním si povšimli britští zpravodajci a od roku 1938 ho zaměstnávali ve svém kryptoanalytickém oddělení, sídlícím v Bletchley Parku. První velký úspěch slavil Alan Turing v roce 1940, kdy jeho stroje rozluštily šifrované zprávy německého letectva. Poté se spolupracovníky obrátil pozornost k prolomení dokonaleji zabezpečené komunikace nepřátelských ponorek. Jeho schopnosti a vizionářství ovšem sahaly mnohem dále. Ještě před válkou přišel s konceptem univerzálního stroje, jenž se v roce 1945 zhmotnil do prvního návrhu programovatelného počítače. Turingův smělý rozlet na prahu počítačové éry však v roce 1952 zastavilo odhalení jeho homosexuality, které z něj učinilo společenského vyvrhele a vystavilo ho ponižujícímu zacházení. O dva roky později, zavržený okolím, svůj život dobrovolně ukončil a Velká Británie tak ztratila jednoho ze svých největších vědců a myslitelů. Obsáhlá, zevrubná biografie se opírá o bohatý poznámkový aparát, text doplňuje fotografická příloha. Knižní předloha oscarového filmu Kód Enigmy s B. Cumberbatchem v hlavní roli.

ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA is published in the UK by Vintage, and in the US by Princeton University Press. The biography was also adapted into the Oscar-winning movie THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance and Mark Strong.

As you can clearly see from these covers, ALAN TURING: THE ENIGMA was adapted for screen as The Imitation Game. In case you haven’t seen the Oscar-winning movie, here’s the trailer…

Learn a little more about Nightingale’s past in ACTION AT A DISTANCE #2 – out today!

The second issue in RIVERS OF LONDON: ACTION AT A DISTANCE is out today in print and digital! Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, here’s the synopsis…

Wizarding cop Peter Grant delves deeper into the secret past of his mentor Nightingale.

That’s… a pretty short synopsis. In this seventh Rivers of London comic series, Peter Grant uncovers his mentor’s occult service during World War II! Series art is by Brian Williamson, and colours by Stefani Renne.

Featuring characters from Ben Aaronovitch’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant series, ACTION AT A DISTANCE #2 is published by Titan Comics. Titan has also published the first six series, all of which are now available in collected digital and paperback editions.

All of Ben’s Peter Grant novels and novellas are published in the UK by Gollancz. The series is published in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-7) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published in many different languages around the world.

Andrew Cartmel is the author of the Vinyl Detective series, published by Titan Books.

LIES SLEEPING is out now in North America!

Ben Aaronovitch‘s highly-anticipated new, seventh Peter Grant novel, LIES SLEEPING is out now in the UK! Published by DAW Books, here’s the synopsis…

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague — Lesley May — who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch…

LIES SLEEPING is also out now in the UK, published by Gollancz (who have published all of the books in the series). The rest of the series is published in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-7) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published widely in translation.

THE RELIC GUILD omnibus now available!

An eBook omnibus edition of Edward Cox‘s Relic Guild trilogy has been released by Gollancz! Here’s the synopsis…

Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us.

It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir. The Aelfir who had brought trade and riches, and a future full of promise. But when the Thaumaturgists, overlords of human and Aelfir alike, went to war, everything was ruined and the Labyrinth became an abandoned forbidden zone, where humans were trapped behind boundary walls 100 feet high.

Now the Aelfir are a distant memory and the Thaumaturgists have faded into myth. Young Clara struggles to survive in a dangerous and dysfunctional city, where eyes are keen, nights are long, and the use of magic is punishable by death. She hides in the shadows, fearful that someone will discover she is touched by magic. She knows her days are numbered. But when a strange man named Fabian Moor returns to the Labyrinth, Clara learns that magic serves a higher purpose and that some myths are much more deadly in the flesh.

The only people Clara can trust are the Relic Guild, a secret band of magickers sworn to protect the Labyrinth. But the Relic Guild are now too few. To truly defeat their old nemesis Moor, mightier help will be required. To save the Labyrinth — and the lives of one million humans — Clara and the Relic Guild must find a way to contact the worlds beyond their walls.


Here are just some of the reviews the series has received…

‘Ed Cox has created a lush, detailed world while also hinting at a larger backstory that will be revealed in volumes to come’SFX

‘An exiting blend of steampunk, fantasy, horror and pulp adventure… an intriguing, original and enjoying book’ — Starburst

‘A terrific debut novel, with plenty of scope for expansion and some really good world-building. Most importantly, lots of fun’ — Joanne M Harris, author of Gospel of Loki

No more sleeps until LIES SLEEPING!

Ben Aaronovitch‘s highly-anticipated new Peter Grant novel, LIES SLEEPING is out now in the UK! Lose sleep as you stay up all night reading the seventh novel in the best-selling series, published by Gollancz. Here’s the synopsis…

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague — Lesley May — who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch…

LIES SLEEPING is due to be published in North America by DAW Books next week (November 20th). All of the Peter Grant novels (and the first novella) are published in the UK by Gollancz. The series is published in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published widely in translation.

Fans of the series can also meet Ben as he tours the UK signing copies of the new novel. Here are the details:

The Seventh Doctor’s collected OPERATION VOLCANO arrives!

The collected edition of Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch‘s Seventh Doctor comic series is out today in all book and comic stores (also digitally)! Published by Titan Comics, here’s the synopsis for OPERATION VOLCANO

An unknown alien intelligence in orbit around the Earth. Astronauts under attack. A terrifying, mysterious landing in the Australian interior. The future of the world itself at stake. Counter Measures activated.

And the Seventh Doctor and Ace slap bang in the middle of it all! This is OPERATION VOLCANO!

This brand new comic adventure features the Seventh Doctor and Ace, as played by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, from the writers of the fan favourite episode Remembrance of the Daleks, which celebrates it’s 30th anniversary in 2018 – Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London)!

Whether you’re a long-time fan of the Seventh Doctor, or you’ve yet to have the pleasure, this accessible, big-budget movie extravaganza welcomes everyone with an all-new epic!

Includes a back-up comic written by Richard Dinnick (Twelfth Doctor) with art by Jessica Martin (Doctor Who actress).

Andrew and Ben are also the authors of the Rivers of London comic series, also published by Titan Comics and set in the same universe as Ben’s Peter Grant novels. Andrew is also the author of the acclaimed Vinyl Detective novels, published by Titan Books.

WAKE UP AND DREAM in digital…

Ian R. MacLeod‘s modern classic WAKE UP AND DREAM is now available in eBook via the JABberwocky eBook Program! Here’s the synopsis…

All failed actor and unlicensed private eye Clark Gable has to do is impersonate a wealthy scriptwriter for a few hours, and sign a contract for the biopic of the inventor of a device which has transformed the world of entertainment. What could go wrong? True, he’s seeing ghosts, but so’s everyone else these days, at least when they go to the Feelies. And Europe is devastated by war, and America in sleep-walking toward Fascism. But what’s that got to do with him? A great deal, it turns out, as he stumbles into a world of glamour, danger, preternatural forces and political intrigue.

A dazzling blend of mystery, fantasy and history, and by turns witty, eerie and romantic, Wake Up and Dream is film noir with Technicolor wraiths.

JABberwocky has also published Ian’s THE SUMMER ISLES, SONG OF TIME, THE GREAT WHEEL and RED SNOW in eBook, which are available everywhere now!

Charlaine Harris & Christopher Golden’s CEMETERY GIRL series comes to a close

HAUNTED is published by Jo Fletcher Books today in the UK! The third and final instalment in Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden‘s Cemetery Girl graphic novel series, here’s the synopsis…

Calexa Rose Dunhill died once, just for a moment — but now someone wants her dead permanently…

They call her the Ghost of Dunhill Cemetery, but most people think ‘the Cemetery Girl’ is just a story. In some ways, that’s true. Her chosen name is Calexa Rose Dunhill, but she doesn’t know her real name. When she first arrived here, all she knew was that someone had tried to murder her: they’d dumped her body and left her for dead. Calexa has been hiding out here, afraid to seek out her true identity for fear that her would-be murderer would find her and finish the job. And someone is searching for her… a man named Salazar, who holds the key that will unlock the secrets of Calexa’s past.

Calexa has new secrets as well, including the fact that she was murdered: she did die, if only for a moment — but in that moment, something changed inside her. Now, if someone dies near her, their spirit is drawn to Calexa, drawn into her. It has happened twice before, but now, as her worst fears come true and the killers have found her trail, the third ghost to take up residence in Calexa’s soul will change everything…

The first two books — THE PRETENDERS and INHERITANCE — are also published by Jo Fletcher Books. An eBook omnibus of the trilogy is also published today.

Zeno represents Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Just in time for Christmas, have a listen to MICHAELMAS!

Blackstone Publishing has released a second audiobook edition today for a classic Algis Budrys novel! MICHAELMAS is out now, and here’s the synopsis…

One of the world’s wealthiest and most influential men, journalist Laurent Michaelmas lives in a penthouse overlooking New York City’s Central Park with his superintelligent computer, Domino. He attained his fame and power after hacking into the worldwide computer network. He then went on to use his unique gifts to create a version of the UN that would ensure global peace. In short, he and Domino secretly run the world. But now he has reason for concern.

A Swiss doctor has cured an astronaut believed to have vaporized in a shuttle explosion during an expedition to the outer planets of the solar system. Suspecting that something extraterrestrial is behind this miraculous recovery, Michaelmas uses his immense influence to launch an international investigation. Are there really aliens in their midst? Is the resurrection of a dead man an attempt to cancel history and destroy the world’s precarious balance of power?

Published less than a decade into the internet era, this remarkable science fiction novel foreshadows many of the world’s technological advances.


Blackstone have already published ROGUE MOON in audio, and are due to publish WHO? and HARD LANDING over the next couple of months.

‘[Budrys’] most humanly complex and fully realized novel… MICHAELMAS describes in considerable detail a near-future world whose information media have become prophetically sophisticated.’ — Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Six of Budrys’s classic novels and short stories are published as eBooks by Open Road Media.