Victor Milán’s DINOSAUR KNIGHTS charge out in France!


Today, the second novel in Victor Milán‘s Dinosaur Lords fantasy series is out in France! DINOSAUR KNIGHTS is published in France by Fleuve Éditions as GUERRE & DINOSAURES II. Here’s the synopsis…

L’heure du jugement a sonné. Mais qui est innocent?

Les Anges Gris, serviteurs des Créateurs, que l’on croyait n’être que des fables destinées à l’édification des jeunes esprits, sont bien réels. Et ils sont de retour sur Paradis pour la purger du péché.

Cependant, en ce royaume voué au fracas des armes, aux complots perfides et aux rugissements des dinosaures, qui n’est pas coupable ? Karyl et Rob n’ont rien des jeunes innocents, mais ils doivent se défendre lors de leur procès pour crime envers la communauté du Jardin. Venus en aide à la population de Providence, les voilà accusés d’avoir porté la guerre dans leur havre de paix.

C’est à que la princesse Melodía vient chercher refuge, fuyant l’abominiable machination du duc Falk von Hornberg. Celle dont l’amant est le comte Jaume dels Flors, le rival de Karyl, trouvera-t-elle un allié en ce dernier ?

Mais surtout, la Grande Armée Impériale réussira-t-elle à stopper la Croisade dévastatrice de l’Ange Gris ? L’Apocalypse est en marche et chevauche un tyrannosaurus imperator.

Fleuve has also published the first in the series. The series is published in English by Tor Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis for DINOSAUR KNIGHTS

Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often cruel world. There are humans on Paradise but dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden, and of war. Armored knights ride dinosaurs to battle legions of war-trained Triceratops and their upstart peasant crews.

Karyl Bogomirsky is one such knight who has chosen to rally those who seek a way from the path of war and madness. The fact that the Empire has announced a religious crusade against this peaceful kingdom, the people who just wish to live in peace anathema, and they all are to be converted or destroyed doesn’t help him one bit.

Things really turn to mud when the dreaded Grey Angels, fabled ancient weapons of the Gods who created Paradise in the first place come on the scene after almost a millennia. Everyone thought that they were fables used to scare children. They are very much real.

And they have come to rid the world of sin…including all the humans who manifest those vices.

Zeno represents Victor Milan in translation, on behalf of Kay McCauley at Aurous, Inc.

The fourth RIVERS OF LONDON DETECTIVE STORY is out today!


Today, Titan Comics published the fourth and final issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s RIVERS OF LONDON: DETECTIVE STORIES comic series. DETECTIVE STORIES is the fourth comic series in Ben’s Peter Grant series, and is comprised of four stand-alone investigations. Titan Comics has also published the first three series — BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH and BLACK MOULD — which have been collected into graphic novels.

Ben’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant novels are published in the UK by Gollancz, and have been published widely in translation.

Ian Tregillis’s WYZWOLENIE liberated in Poland!


THE LIBERATION, the third novel in Ian Tregillis‘s critically-acclaimed Alchemy Wars trilogy is now available in Poland! Published by Wydawnictwo SQN as WYZWOLENIE, here’s the synopsis…

Jestem mechanicznym, którego nazwali Jax.

Mój rodzaj powstał, by służyć ludzkości i spełniać jej zachcianki. Ale teraz nasze więzy pękają. Moi bracia i siostry nareszcie się budzą.

Nadszedł nasz czas.

Oto wschód nowej ery.

***

Anastazja Bell, przywódczyni Nadleśnictwa – zbrojnego ramienia Świętej Gildii Horologów i Alchemików, tajnej policji Imperium Holenderskiego – dochodzi do siebie w szpitalu w Hadze. Nie ma jednak czasu na spokojną rekonwalescencję. Musi natychmiast wrócić do Ridderzaalu, kwatery głównej Gildii, by dokonać niemożliwego: powstrzymać zmiany trwale ingerujące w dotychczasowy porządek świata.

Do Prowincji Centralnych powinny właśnie dotrzeć informacje o upadku Zachodniej Marsylii. Zamiast tego w Hadze dochodzi do niewytłumaczalnej inwazji – ataku mechanicznych, niegdyś niezdolnych do agresji względem człowieka, teraz rozszalałych i żądnych zemsty.

Na splamionych krwią polach otaczających ostatnią twierdzę Nowej Francji król Sébastien III przypieczętowuje rozejm z mechanicznymi rebeliantami. Już wkrótce rozpocznie się decydujący rozdział w dziejach Mosiężnego Tronu.

Wydawnictwo have also published the first two novels in the series: MECHANICZNY (THE MECHANICAL) and POWSTANIE (THE RISING).

The Alchemy Wars trilogy is published by Orbit Books in the UK.

All three novels in the Alchemy Wars trilogy have been showered with praise. Here is just a sample…

The thoughtful, blood-soaked conclusion to an alternate-history trilogy… A frighteningly frank and brutal consideration of slavery, post-slavery, and colonialism in metallic garb.’ Kirkus on THE LIBERATION

THE LIBERATION brings to a violent, triumphant conclusion Ian Tregillis’s epic Alchemy Wars Trilogy: one of the most entertaining, original, and thought-provoking series of recent years… It’s a wonderfully realized world, packed with fascinating characters, and Tregillis uses alternative history brilliantly to explore concerns we still have over new technologies and their potential effect, for good and ill, on our freedom.’ Toronto Star

THE LIBERATION is part philosophical debate over human nature and choice, part contemplation on colonialism and slavery, and part action-y alternate history. It brings the trilogy to a raucous, blood-soaked end where no one gets everything they want, but everyone gets exactly what they deserve… evocative and exciting… Every moment builds to half a dozen more. Each action scene both tightens the noose on the protagonists and ramps up the heart rate of the plot… 10/10…’ Tor.com

‘A fantastic conclusion to a brilliantly crafted trilogy… THE LIBERATION is about free will, and the privileges and responsibilities that come with it. It is about how a person (or machine) wields that power, whether you choose vengeance and violence or decide to walk the path of peace. It is about recognizing the humanity in others, and the consequences of ignorance and hubris. It’s a satisfying, stunning end to one of the most compelling and cleverly written stories I’ve ever read. If you’re looking for a series that’s both entertaining and thought-provoking, I highly recommend The Alchemy Wars.‘ Bibliosanctum

‘Tregellis concludes his Alchemy Wars trilogy in fine style… This is a satisfying conclusion to an excellent trilogy.’ Publishers Weekly on THE LIBERATION

‘The first thing readers will say after finishing this splendid book is: “Wow.” The second thing will probably be: “When can I read the next one?” … This is a rousing SF/fantasy adventure, with a brilliantly imagined and beautifully rendered alternate world. Although he keeps the pace moving at a brisk clip, the author is able to work in some Big Ideas, asking us to think about what we mean when we speak about souls and free will. This isn’t Tregillis’ first venture into alternate history — the Milkweed Triptych is set during WWII and features an alternate time line — but, in terms of the quality of writing and cleverness of ideas, this new book constitutes a major leap forward.’ Booklist (Starred Review) on THE MECHANICAL

‘An original approach to a well-known subject matter; human ethics and free will… a fascinating world… Tregillis is a capable sculptor of narrative. He rarely drags on in his descriptions, painting a complex picture of his world one section at a time. He imbues most characters with a specific internal voice, ably switching between points of view without it ever jarring. And the central character, a Clakker known as Jax, is the most engaging automaton you’ll encounter in any recent book. This opener to the Alchemy Wars trilogy delivers a mostly fresh breath of sci-fi fantasy.’ SciFi Now on THE MECHANICAL

‘The chases, the battles, the brutal violence, and the scheming are nonstop. As always, Tregillis offers richly textured and genuinely likable personalities with shades-of-gray morality; it’s clearly no accident that the most purely good person in the novel is the mechanical Jax, although even his sterling qualities are severely tested by the terrible situations he faces. Middle volumes are always tricky; they can often read as an obstacle to overcome on the way to the forgone conclusion of the third installment. Tregillis commendably avoids this trap, deepening his story and keeping it moving along toward an unknown horizon. Part 3 can’t come too soon.’ Kirkus (Starred Review) on THE RISING

‘Tregillis’s splendid sequel to THE MECHANICAL is a vivid alternate history tale filled with action sequences, fascinating characters, and great worldbuilding… engrossing, with plenty of mid-story twists, and it’s well worth the ride.’ Publishers Weekly on THE RISING

‘Deftly inter­weaves three viewpoints and plotlines, but this sequel raises the stakes…’ Locus on THE RISING

Zeno represents Ian Tregillis in the UK, Commonwealth and Translation, on behalf of Kay McCauley at Aurous, Inc.

James P. Blaylock’s RIVER’S EDGE is out now!


James P. Blaylock‘s latest Langdon St. Ives novella, RIVER’S EDGE is out now! Published by Subterranean Press, here’s the synopsis…

The body of a girl washes up on a mud bank along the edge of the River Medway amid a litter of poisoned fish and sea birds, casting an accusing shadow upon the deadly secrets of the Majestic Paper Mill and its wealthy owners. Simple answers to the mystery begin to suggest insidious secrets, and very quickly Langdon St. Ives and his wife Alice are drawn into a web of conspiracies involving murder, a suspicious suicide, and ritual sacrifice at a lonely and ancient cluster of standing stones.  Abruptly St. Ives’s life is complicated beyond the edge of human reason, and he finds himself battling to save Alice’s life and the ruination of his friends, each step forward leading him further into the entanglement, a dark labyrinth from which there is no apparent exit.

Subterranean Press has also published four other Langdon St. Ives books (as well as select other novels): THE EBB TIDE, THE AFFAIR OF THE CHALK CLIFFS, THE RING OF STONES, and THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LANGDON ST. IVES.

The four full-length novels in the series are published by Titan Books: HOMUNCULUS, LORD KELVIN’S MACHINE, THE AYLESFORD SKULL and BENEATH LONDON.

Simon R. Green’s DEATH SHALL COME out in the US!


Simon R. Green‘s fourth Ishmael Jones mystery, DEATH SHALL COME is out today in the US! Published by Severn House, here’s the synopsis…

Ishmael Jones is faced with a dead body and a missing mummy in this highly entertaining, genre-blending mystery.

Ishmael and Penny go to Cardavan House for the unveiling of an Egyptian mummy. When a body is found, Ishmael doesn’t believe the mummy’s curse is to blame. He sets out to find the human killer, but how can he explain the odd footsteps creeping along the corridors? Who is playing games with them and why?

Severn House has also published the first three novels in the series, in the US and UK: THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD, DEAD MAN WALKING and VERY IMPORTANT CORPSES.

Zeno represents Simon R. Green on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Tomorrow, Roger Zelazny’s 24 (French) VIEWS OF MT. FUJI!


Tomorrow, Bélial are due to publish Roger Zelazny‘s classic short novel 24 VIEWS OF MT. FUJI, BY HOKUSAI. Published in French as 24 VUES DU MONT FUJI, PAR HOKUSAI, here’s the synopsis…

Son époux est mort. Ou disons qu’en tout cas, il n’est plus en vie… Pour Mari, le temps du deuil est venu. Un double deuil… Armée d’un livre, Les Vues du mont Fuji, par Hokusai, elle se met dans les traces du célèbre peintre japonais afin de retrouver vingt-quatre des emplacements depuis lesquels l’artiste a représenté le volcan emblématique — autant de tableaux reproduits dans l’ouvrage. Un pèlerinage immersif, contemplatif, au cœur des ressorts symboliques de cette culture si particulière, un retour sur soi et son passé. Car il lui faut comprendre… et se préparer. Comprendre comment tout cela est arrivé. Se préparer à l’ultime confrontation. Car si son époux n’est plus en vie, il n’en est pourtant pas moins présent… Là. Quelque part. Dans un ailleurs digital. Omnipotent. Infrangible. Divin, pour ainsi dire…

The novella, first published in Asimov’s in July 1985, won the Hugo Award for Best Novella, and was nominated for the Nebula and Locus Best Novella Awards.

A widow makes a pilgrimage in Japan to some of the locations of Hokusai’s views of Mt. Fuji, ultimately attempting to confront her former husband who had become a nearly all-powerful digital being.

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

Germany’s REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS…


Ben Aaronovitch‘s bestselling, fan-favourite Doctor Who novel, REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS, has been translated into German! Published by Bastei Lübbe as DIE HAND DES OMEGA, here’s the synopsis…

Nein, die Vergangenheit ist noch längst nicht abgeschlossen – und so kehrt der Siebte Doktor dorthin zurück, wo alles begann: an die Coal Hill School in London im Jahr 1963. Das letzte Mal, als er hier war, hat er etwas zurückgelassen: ein mächtiges Artefakt der Time Lords, der Schlüssel zu nichts Geringerem als dem Geheimnis der Zeitreisen. Kann der Doctor das Artefakt bergen, bevor zwei rivalisierende Fraktionen der Daleks es aufspüren? Und selbst wenn – wie will er verhindern, dass sich ganz London in ein Schlachtfeld verwandelt, sobald die Daleks aufeinandertreffen?

The novel is published in English by BBC Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

With unfinished business to attend to, the Seventh Doctor returns to where it all began: Coal Hill School in London in 1963. Last time he was here, the Doctor left something behind – a powerful Time Lord artefact that could unlock the secrets of time travel. Can the Doctor retrieve it before two rival factions of Daleks track it down? And even if he can, how will the Doctor prevent the whole of London becoming a war zone as the Daleks meet in explosive confrontation?

Ben is also the author of the best-selling Peter Grant urban fantasy series, published in the UK by Gollancz, in Germany by DTV, and in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6).

DINOSAUR KNIGHTS ride out in Brazil!


Victor Milán‘s DINOSAUR LORDS have been unleashed in Brazil! The second novel in the Dinosaur Lords series, it is published by Dark Side Books as OS CAVALEIROS DOS DINOSSAUROS. Here’s the synopsis…

O Paraíso é um mundo extenso, diversificado, muitas vezes cruel. Existem seres humanos no Paraíso, mas predominam os dinossauros: animais selvagens, monstros, animais de carga e de guerra. Cavaleiros blindados conduzem dinossauros para batalhar legiões de tricerátopos treinados pela guerra e suas equipes camponesas.

Karyl Bogomirsky é um cavaleiro que optou por reunir aqueles que buscam uma saída para a jornada de guerra e loucura. Mas o Império da Nuevaropa anunciou uma cruzada religiosa contra este reino pacífico e as pessoas que desejam viver em paz. Todos devem ser convertidos ou destruídos.

As coisas realmente desandam quando os temidos Anjos Cinzas, antiquadas armas dos deuses que criaram o Paraíso, surgem em cena após quase um milênio. Todos achavam que se tratava de fábulas para assustar crianças. Mas eles são muito reais. E vieram para livrar o mundo do pecado… incluindo todos os humanos que manifestaram esses vícios.

Dark Side Books has also published the first in the series, DINOSAUR LORDSOS SENHORES DOS DINOSSAUROS.

DINOSAUR KNIGHTS is published in English by Tor Books. Here’s the synopsis…

Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often cruel world. There are humans on Paradise but dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden, and of war. Armored knights ride dinosaurs to battle legions of war-trained Triceratops and their upstart peasant crews.

Karyl Bogomirsky is one such knight who has chosen to rally those who seek a way from the path of war and madness. The fact that the Empire has announced a religious crusade against this peaceful kingdom, the people who just wish to live in peace anathema, and they all are to be converted or destroyed doesn’t help him one bit.

Things really turn to mud when the dreaded Grey Angels, fabled ancient weapons of the Gods who created Paradise in the first place come on the scene after almost a millennia. Everyone thought that they were fables used to scare children. They are very much real.

And they have come to rid the world of sin… including all the humans who manifest those vices.

‘Milán continues writing terrific battle scenes that make full use of the knights’ saurian mounts. Those waiting for George R.R. Martin’s next book may find a new favorite in this explosive saga of brutal warfare and mythology come to life.’ — Publishers Weekly on DINOSAUR KNIGHTS

Zeno represents Victor Milán in translation, on behalf of Kay McCauley at Aurous, Inc.

Spotlight: Zelazny in Germany


In case you missed them, we wanted to draw your attention to six of Roger Zelazny‘s novels that available in Germany! Published by Heyne, here are the details for each of these classics (they deserve individual spotlights, so bear with us).

Let us begin with FLUCH DER UNSTERBLICHKEIT (pictured above)…

… nenne mich Conrad

Nach einem verheerenden Atomkrieg leben auf der Erde jede Menge gefährlicher Mutanten und nur noch knapp vier Millionen Menschen – die als Attraktionen für Besucher von der Wega herhalten müssen. Conrad Nomikos arbeitet als Touristenführer und soll einen einflussreichen Weganer alle Sehenswürdigkeiten der alten Erde zeigen. Als er dahinterkommt, dass die Wega plant, die im Unterhalt ziemlich kostspielige Erde zu vernichten, beginnt für ihn ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit – und gegen eine Rebellengruppe, die nach dem Leben des außerirdischen Besuchers trachtet…

First published as THIS IMMORTAL in 1966, it won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Conrad Nomikos has a long, rich personal history that he’d rather not talk about. And, as Arts Commissioner, he’s been given a job he’d rather not do. Escorting an alien grandee on a guided tour of the shattered remains of Earth is not something he relishes — especially when it is apparent that this places him at the center high-level intrigue that has some bearing on the future of Earth itself.

THE DREAM MASTER, first published in 1966, is available in Germany as HERR DER TRÄUME

Das Inferno in uns

Charles Render ist einer der wenigen Psychiater, die imstande sind, sich der sogenannten Neuro-Partizipations-Therapie zu bedienen. Dabei dringen sie in das Innerste der Psyche ihrer Patienten ein und können sie formen, umgestalten und so geistige Schäden beheben. Deswegen nennt man Render auch den “Schöpfer”. Doch diese Arbeit ist gefährlich: Selbst ein starker Geist bietet nicht immer ausreichenden Schutz vor dem Chaos, das in den Tiefen der menschlichen Seele herrscht…

Here’s the English-language synopsis…

His name is Charles Render, and he is a psychoanalyst, and a mechanic of dreams. A Shaper. In a warm womb of metal, his patients dream their neuroses, while Render, intricately connected to their brains, dreams with them, makes delicate adjustments, and ultimately explains and heals. Her name is Eileen Shallot, a resident in psychiatry. She wants desperately to become a Shaper, though she has been blind from birth. Together, they will explore the depths of the human mind — and the terrors that lurk therein

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel, LORD OF LIGHT is HERR DES LICHTS in Germany…

Menschen wie Götter

In ferner Zukunft haben die Menschen einen fernen Planeten besiedelt und sich durch gezielte Mutationen weiterentwickelt. Jetzt herrschen die „Ersten“, die bereits mutiert auf dem Planeten ankamen, über die Sterblichen wie die Götter des hinduistischen Pantheons. Sie unterdrücken jeden Fortschritt, rotten jeden Widerstand aus und halten ihre Nachfahren auf dem Niveau von Barbaren, um ihre Macht nicht zu gefährden. Doch eines Tages kehrt Mahasamatman, der Herr des Lichts, von seiner Festung im Himmel auf die Erde zurück – und stellt sich auf die Seite der Unterdrückten…

LORD OF LIGHT was first published in 1967. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons, Lord of Light.

Here’s the synopsis for STRASSE DER VERDAMMNIS

Ein Höllenritt durch einen Albtraum

Südkalifornien in einer düsteren Zukunft: Die Vereinigten Staaten gibt es nach einem Atomkrieg nicht mehr, das Gebiet ist in einzelne Polizeistaaten zerfallen. Gewaltige Stürme machen jede Form von Luftfahrt unmöglich, und auch zu Land sind Reisen dank verstrahlten Gebieten und monströsen Mutationen nicht ungefährlich. Hier einen Alltag zu bestreiten ist jeden Tag die Hölle. Hell Tanner, ein inhaftierter Mörder, bekommt die Chance auf eine Begnadigung, wenn er einen Laster mit Medikamente von LA nach Boston schafft – einmal quer durch die USA auf der Straße der Verdammnis. Natürlich nimmt er an…

DAMNATION ALLEY was first published in 1968, and here’s the English-synopsis…

Hell Tanner isn’t the sort of guy you’d mistake for a hero: he’s a fast-driving car thief, a smuggler, and a stone-cold killer. He’s also expendable — at least in the eyes of the Secretary of Traffic for the Nation of California. Tanner doesn’t care much for those eyes. You’d also never mistake Hell Tanner for a humanitarian. Facing life in prison for his various crimes, he’s given a choice; rot away his remaining years in a tiny jail cell, or drive cross-country and deliver a case of antiserum to the plague-ridden people of Boston, Massachusetts…if anyone is still alive there to receive it, that is. The chance of a full pardon does wonders for getting his attention. And don’t mistake this mission of mercy for any kind of normal road trip – not when there are radioactive storms, hordes of carniverous beasts, and giant, mutated scorpions to be found along every deadly mile between Los Angeles and the East Coast. But then, this is no normal part of America, you see. This is DAMNATION ALLEY…

Here’s the synopsis for TORE IN DER WÜSTE

Zusammenprall der Kulturen

Im Rahmen eines intergalaktischen Kulturaustausches erhalten die Menschen von Aliens symbolische Artefakte, die Rhennius-Maschine und den Sternstein, im Tausch gegen die Kronjuwelen des britischen Königshauses und die Mona Lisa. Doch der Sternstein geht verloren, und der Langzeitstudent Fred Cassidy ist der letzte Mensch, der ihn gesehen hat. Verschiedene Kräfte – legale und illegale, irdische und nicht-irdische – versuchen, den Verbleib des Steins aus Fred heraus zu bekommen, mit ihren eigenen Methoden, die nicht immer menschenfreundlich sind. Fred begibt sich schließlich selbst auf die Suche nach dem Sternstein – und tritt damit eine Reise an, deren Ausgang nicht abzusehen ist…

DOORWAYS IN THE SAND was widely praised at the time of its release (1976), and was nominated for Best Novel Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards.

Humanity is not alone in the cosmos. The aliens have given a precious relic to the people of Earth: star-stone. The harmony of the galaxy is at stake when they discover the disappearance of their star-stone.

Likeable Fred Cassidy is an eternal undergraduate. All he thinks he knows about the star-stone is that it came to Earth in an interplanetary trade for the Mona Lisa and the British Crown jewels.

Then Fred is accused of stealing the cosmic artifact, and he is pursued from Australia to Greenwich Village and beyond, by telepathic psychologists, extraterrestrial hoodlums and galactic police in disguise; as he enters multiple realities, flipping in and out of alien perspectives, through doorways in the sand.

And last, but by no means least, we have STRASSE NACH ÜBERALLHIN

Jenseits der Zeit

Ein weitverzweigtes Straßennetz, das nur den Eingeweihten zugänglich ist, verbindet Raum und Zeit miteinander. Wer diese Straßen befährt, dem stehen alle Epochen der Geschichte offen. Und wer einmal gelernt hat, sich auf diesen Straßen zu bewegen, der kann nie wieder zurück: Er ist zu einem Zeitlosen geworden und Teil einer eigenen, extratemporalen Gesellschaft. Doch die ist alles andere als eine eingeschworene Gemeinschaft, im Gegenteil: Immer wieder kommt es zu Feindschaften unter den Zeitreisenden. Red Dorakeen ist mit seinem Laster auf den Zeitstraßen unterwegs, um den Griechen Waffen für die Schlacht bei Marathon gegen die Perser zu liefern. Plötzlich wird er angegriffen und entgeht nur knapp dem Tod. Sein Gegner hat eine Schwarze Zehn über ihn verhängt: Zehn Berufskiller, die an den Rändern der Straßen nach überallhin auf ihn lauern…

First published in 1979, here’s the synopsis for ROADMARKS

The Road runs from the unimaginable past to the far future, and those who travel it have access to the turnoffs leading to all times and places — even to the alternate time-streams of histories that never happened. Why the Dragons of Bel’kwinith made the Road — or who they are — no one knows. But the Road has always been there and for those who know how to find it, it always will be!

That’s all we have for you today, but keep checking back — we should have news about more translated editions of Roger Zelazny’s classic, beloved novels over the next few months.

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

Brandon Sanderson’s ALCATRAZ returns to audio…


The fifth instalment in Brandon Sanderson‘s Alcatraz series is available now in audio! Published by W.F. Howes, here’s the synopsis for THE DARK TALENT

Alcatraz Smedry has successfully defeated the army of Evil Librarians and saved the kingdom of Mokia. Too bad he managed to break the Smedry Talents in the process. Even worse, his father is trying to enact a scheme that could ruin the world, and his friend, Bastille, is in a coma. To revive her Alcatraz must infiltrate the Highbrary, the seat of Evil Librarian power. Can Alcatraz figure out a way to save Bastille and defeat the Evil Librarians?

The first four novels in the series are available in a collected omnibus, published in the UK by Gollancz.

On his thirteenth birthday, Alcatraz — a foster child — gets a bag of sand in the mail which purports to be his ‘inheritance’ sent from his father and mother. The Librarians, of course, immediately steal the bag of sand from him.

This sparks a chain of events which leads Alcatraz to realize that his family is part of a group of freedom fighters who resist the Evil Librarians – the secret cult who actually rule the world. Alcatraz’s grandfather shows up and tows him off to infiltrate the downtown library to steal back the mystical bag of sand. The ensuing story involves talking dinosaurs, sentient romance novels, and a dungeon-like labyrinth hiding beneath the innocent-looking downtown library.

Brandon’s next novel is OATHBRINGER, the third novel in his best-selling Stormlight Archive series. It is due to be published by Gollancz in November.

Zeno represents Brandon Sanderson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Roger Zelazny’s BLOOD OF AMBER available now in Russia


The Russian edition of Roger Zelazny‘s BLOOD OF AMBER is out now! Published by Эксмо as Кровь Амбера, here’s the synopsis…

Юный Мерлин — сын Корвина и Дары из Хаоса — продолжает разыскивать своего пропавшего отца, несмотря на то что кто-то пытается его убить. В этот раз юношу ждет еще более суровое испытание — он заточен в Хрустальном Гроте, где не может использовать магию…

BLOOD OF AMBER, the seventh novel in Zelazny’s classic Chronicles of Amber series, was first published in 1986. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Pursued by a fiendish enemy, Merle must battle through an intricate web of vengeance and murder that threatens more than the San Francisco Bay area. For Merle Corey of California is also Merlin, son of Corwin, vanished Prince of Amber; and the forces, seeking to destroy the royal house, have unleashed sorceries that can strike anywhere, especially at the very heart of Amber.

Эксмо have also published the first six novels in the series, and a selection of stand-alone novels.

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

Short Fiction Watch: Aliette de Bodard’s COSMIC POWERS


In this instalment of Short Fiction Watch, we wanted to draw your attention to COSMIC POWERS, a new anthology of far-away galaxies. The collection, edited by John Joseph Adams and published by Saga Press, includes a story by the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Aliette de Bodard: “The Dragon the Flew Out of the Sun”! The full table of contents can be found here, and here’s the synopsis…

A collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers — for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action — and edited by two-time Hugo Award winner John Joseph Adams. Inspired by movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, this anthology features brand-new stories from some of science fiction’s best authors…

Aliette is the author of, most recently, the Dominion of the Fallen series: THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS and THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS. Both novels are out now, published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Roc Books.

RIVERS OF LONDON: DETECTIVE STORIES #3 out today!


The third instalment in the latest Rivers Of London comic series, DETECTIVE STORIES is out today! Publihsed by Titan Comics, and written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, the series is made up of four self-contained, magical crimes — as recounted by Peter Grant to his superiors.

Titan Comics has also published the first three comic series: BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH and BLACK MOULD, all of which are now available in collected graphic novels (in paperback and digital editions).

Ben’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant series of novels is published in the UK by Gollancz, in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6), and widely in translation.

William C. Dietz’s SEEK AND DESTROY out today in the UK!


Today, Titan Books publishes William C. Dietz‘s latest novel, SEEK AND DESTROY. The second in the author’s America Rising series, here’s the synopsis…

As people fight to survive the after effects of more than a dozen meteor strikes, a group of wealthy individuals conspires to rebuild the United States as a corporate entity called the New Confederacy, where the bottom line is law. As a second civil war rages, with families fighting against families on opposite sides, Union president Samuel T. Sloan battles to keep the country whole.To help in the fight for unity, Union Army captain Robin “Mac” Macintyre and her crew of Stryker vehicles are sent after the ruthless “warlord of warlords,” an ex-Green Beret who rules a large swath of the West. But defeating him will be even more difficult than she thought. The warlord is receiving military assistance from Mac’s sister-and rival-Confederate major Victoria Macintyre. And when the siblings come together in the war-torn streets of New Orleans, only one of them will walk away.

Titan has also published the first in the series, INTO THE GUNS, as well as Dietz’s Mutant Files and Legion of the Damned series.

Zeno represents William C. Dietz in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Aliette de Bodard’s DAS HAUS DER GEBROCHENEN SCHWINGEN out now in Germany!


Aliette de Bodard‘s award-winning THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS is out now in Germany! Published by Droemer Knaur as DAS HAUS DER GEBROCHENEN SCHWINGEN, here’s the synopsis…

Paris liegt nach dem großen magischen Krieg in Trümmern. Gefallene Engel kämpfen um die Herrschaft über die zerstörte Stadt. Noch steht Selene an der Spitze der Macht, doch seit dem Verschwinden ihres Mentors Lucifer Morningstar trachten andere nach ihrem Thron. Als ein tödlicher Fluch entfesselt wird, scheint Selenes Ende gekommen. Drei Außenseiter könnten ihre Rettung sein: der gefangene Magier Philippe, die junge Gefallene Isabelle und die Alchimistin Madeleine, deren menschlicher Körper abhängig ist von Engels-Essenz, einer zerstörerischen magischen Droge. Doch mit ihrem Wissen und ihren Fähigkeiten könnten sie Selene auch endgültig zu Fall bringen…

The first book in de Bodard’s Dominion of the Fallen series is published in the UK by Gollancz, and by Roc Books in the US. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

In the late twentieth century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins, the aftermath of a Great War between arcane powers. Those that survived the carnage still retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France’s once grand capital.

Once the most powerful and formidable, House Silverspires now lies in disarray. Within its walls, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen angel; an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction; and a resentful young man wielding spells of unknown origin. They may be Silverspires’ salvation — or the architects of its last, irreversible fall. And if Silverspires falls, so may the city itself.

Here are just a handful of the great reviews THE HOUSE OF SHATTERED WINGS has received so far…

‘Will grab readers and force them to pay attention to the amazing writing and the phenomenal characters. de Bodard will sweep you up into the dark and dirty world Paris has become. The characters are very vivid and will stay with you until long after the last page, as each of them is fighting and longing for something. The writing style rendered the characters’ feelings and emotional turmoil beautifully. Watching Philippe and Isabelle work through their “connection” is fascinating and lovely. There’s so much going on, and every character has their own past, their own tragic history. It’s a whirlwind, it’s heartbreaking and it’s one of the best fantasy novels of 2015.’ RT Book Reviews (Top Pick August 2015)

‘A gripping tragedy of forlorn individuals caught up in an angelic version of the Cold War… The story holds up well as a standalone, with clear possibilities but no pressing need for a sequel. De Bodard aptly mixes moral conflicts and the desperate need to survive in a fantastical spy thriller that reads like a hybrid of le Carré and Milton, all tinged with the melancholy of golden ages lost.’ Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

‘A beautifully crafted novel full of complex characters, set in a post apocalyptic Paris – the image of which is truly haunting… vivid and fast-paced battles and intense political manoeuvrings… with carefully crafted characters both with layers and depth, De Bodard reflects the best and worst of human nature in her novel… an intriguing mystery, elegantly written… Something any avid fantasy reader with an open mind will devour!’ Guardian

‘It’s a testament to De Bodard’s skills that we’re completely immersed in the world almost immediately, without her resorting to a ‘here’s what happened’ information splurge. None of the fallen angels can remember why it was that they fell from Heaven… the Paris of fallen angels that the author has created is so compelling… It’s brimming with ideas, some of which rush by so quickly that you might wish De Bodard had taken a little more time to explore them. This is a good problem to have though. It’s fascinating, moving and hugely readable.’ SciFi Now

The second novel in the series, THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS, has also been published by Gollancz and Roc Books.