Naomi Foyle’s STAINED LIGHT coming soon!


In the near future, Jo Fletcher Books are due to publish Naomi Foyle‘s STAINED LIGHT! The fourth novel in the author’s Gaia Chronicles, here’s the synopsis…

Astra Ordott tried — and failed — to deny her destiny.

To cleanse her conscience and save those she loves, she made the ultimate sacrifice, giving up her freedom to hand herself over to the Is-Land authorities. But that was ten years ago, and the conflicts that have branded her a psychotic traitor are just getting hotter. All around her, long-simmering conflicts are beginning to boil over again, Non-Land and Is-Land are further from reunification than ever and the wider world is facing devastating threats both old and new.

Outside Astra’s fortified Gaian homeland, an infertility crisis is threatening the survival of the human race, while global civilisation’s reckless pursuit of rare earth mining is infuriating the ancient spirits of the planet.

Astra may have found her voice as a messenger of cosmic harmony — but is anyone listening? And if she cannot persuade humanity to respect the elemental laws of the universe, will she at least see her life-long personal enemies, Dr Samrod Blesserson and Ahn Orson, face justice on Earth?

Jo Fletcher Books has also published the first three novels in the series: ASTRA, ROOK SONG and THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE.

Here are just a few of the great reviews the series has received so far…

‘Shocking though it might be in some respects, ASTRA certainly provides food for thought… the story quickly becomes engrossing. The ending is abrupt, but it makes you crave the second instalment of the Gaia ChroniclesASTRA will certainly not be everyone’s cup of tea, but personally I am looking forwards to the next book with curiosity and excitement.’ Starburst Magazine

ASTRA is just as thought-provoking as SEOUL SURVIVORS… and Foyle’s use of language and imagery is just as good, if not better as it was in her previous novel. Foyle manages to keep Astra’s voice distinctly her own, but tempered with more experience and as a result Astra’s perception and the narrative become more complex and sophisticated. She’s a fabulous main character and I really enjoyed reading about her… I enjoyed ASTRA immensely. The novel’s plot is fascinating, with an intricate web of relationships between Astra and those around them and the adults amongst themselves and some compelling political shenanigans going on in the background, all of it set down in Foyle’s smooth and flowing writing style.’ Fantastical Librarian

‘The second instalment of the Gaia ChroniclesROOK SONG continues to develop Astra’s story, taking the reader through many illuminating, horrifying and overwhelming avenues… once the story really starts, it doesn’t let up. The highly politicised narrative is an enthralling and absorbing read… Where the first book offered a shocking, but somewhat aspirational alternative way of living, ROOK SONG delves further into the political influence that enables the way of life the Gaian’s are privileged to inhabit… Offering plenty of twists and surprises, ROOK SONG outdoes its predecessor with a more developed story and plenty of conspiracies that pull the reader in. Book one was a comment on how society should live to protect the planet, book two is a comment on how people should prevent international conflict and wars. We can only wait with bated breath to see what book three will campaign for.’ Starburst

‘There is no doubt that Naomi Foyle is an excellent writer. When she is on top of her game she can amuse, horrify, and pull at your heartstrings in equal measure. Her descriptions of Is-land and Non-land are extremely vivid, her skills as a poet translating into enchantingly lyrical prose throughout most of these books.’ Strange Horizons on THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE

New Naomi Foyle books out this year!


Later this year, Jo Fletcher Books are due to publish two books by Naomi Foyle: the paperback edition of THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE, and also the brand-new STAINED LIGHT! Both are in the author’s Gaia Chronicles series, and are due out in December. Here’s the synopsis for THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE

Astra Ordott is the long-prophesied icon of unification for the peoples of Is-Land and Non-Land — but is she ready to accept her destiny?

War is breaking out in Kadingir. Still struggling to accept her role as a long-prophesied icon of unification between Is-Land and Non-Land, Astra Ordott is on a journey across the windsands to join her father in Shiimti, where powerful mystics claim to be truly healing the damaged relationship between human beings and the Earth. Astra is desperate to get there quickly, but when her guide and companion, the shepherd Muzi, leads her off-course into the path of a vicious sandstorm, she is forced to confront what the gods of their devastated world might be telling her: that there will be no refuge from her destiny.

Jo Fletcher Books has published the first two novels in the series — ASTRA and ROOK SONG — in the UK and US. Here are the details for STAINED LIGHT

Astra Ordott tried — and failed — to deny her destiny.

To cleanse her conscience and save those she loves, she made the ultimate sacrifice, giving up her freedom to hand herself over to the Is-Land authorities. But that was ten years ago, and the conflicts that have branded her a psychotic traitor are just getting hotter. All around her, long-simmering conflicts are beginning to boil over again, Non-Land and Is-Land are further from reunification than ever and the wider world is facing devastating threats both old and new.

Outside Astra’s fortified Gaian homeland, an infertility crisis is threatening the survival of the human race, while global civilisation’s reckless pursuit of rare earth mining is infuriating the ancient spirits of the planet.

Astra may have found her voice as a messenger of cosmic harmony — but is anyone listening? And if she cannot persuade humanity to respect the elemental laws of the universe, will she at least see her life-long personal enemies, Dr Samrod Blesserson and Ahn Orson, face justice on Earth?

Here are some reviews the series has received…

‘Shocking though it might be in some respects, ASTRA certainly provides food for thought… the story quickly becomes engrossing. The ending is abrupt, but it makes you crave the second instalment of the Gaia Chronicles. ASTRA will certainly not be everyone’s cup of tea, but personally I am looking forwards to the next book with curiosity and excitement.’ Starburst

‘If there’s one thing I learned from reading SEOUL SURVIVORS and now ASTRA, it is that author Naomi Foyle has a remarkable way of making me feel. I have been shocked and disturbed by some of the ideas in her books, but likewise there have been times where the touching beauty of her writing has bought me to tears. Her stories might not necessarily read like heart-pounding thrillers or page-turners, but no matter what, they always pack a powerful punch… a bold dystopian tale… by following Astra through all three life stages, I feel like I’ve come to know her very well, and the author has managed to make me care deeply about her character. I didn’t even realize how completely immersed I’d been until I reached the end, and tears started coming to my eyes while reading a scene that was particularly touching. I don’t know if that would have hit me so hard emotionally if the book hadn’t been so well-written overall… an intensely deep, complex and thought-provoking narrative of the main character’s life. It’s a beautiful story, unique and daring, which serves as a solid foundation for everything else to come.’ Bibliosanctum

‘The second instalment of the Gaia ChroniclesROOK SONG continues to develop Astra’s story, taking the reader through many illuminating, horrifying and overwhelming avenues… once the story really starts, it doesn’t let up. The highly politicised narrative is an enthralling and absorbing read… Where the first book offered a shocking, but somewhat aspirational alternative way of living, ROOK SONG delves further into the political influence that enables the way of life the Gaian’s are privileged to inhabit… Offering plenty of twists and surprises, ROOK SONG outdoes its predecessor with a more developed story and plenty of conspiracies that pull the reader in. Book one was a comment on how society should live to protect the planet, book two is a comment on how people should prevent international conflict and wars. We can only wait with bated breath to see what book three will campaign for.’ Starburst

ROOK SONG is brave and unexpected… if you like your SF intelligent and stimulating do yourself a favour and pick up both ASTRA and ROOK SONG. You won’t regret it.’ Upcoming4me

New paperbacks: smaller, but just as much of a punch


This week, two our clients have new paperbacks available: Will Elliott‘s THE PILGRIMS and Charlaine Harris‘s NIGHT SHIFT!

THE PILGRIMS is the first novel in Elliott’s Pendulum trilogy, and is published in the US by Tor Books. Here’s the synopsis…

Eric Albright is a twenty-six-year-old journalist living in London. That is to say he would be a journalist if he got off his backside. But this luckless slacker isn’t all bad — he has a soft spot for his sometimes friend Stuart Casey, the homeless old drunk who mostly lives under the railway bridge near his flat. Eric is willing to let his life just drift by…until the day a small red door appears on the graffiti-covered wall of the bridge, and a gang of strange-looking people — Eric’s pretty sure one of them is a giant — dash out of the door and rob the nearby newsagent. From that day on Eric and Case haunt the arch, waiting for the door to reappear.

When it does, both Eric and Case choose to go through…to the land of Levaal. A place where a mountain-sized dragon with the powers of a god lies sleeping beneath a great white castle. In the castle the sinister Lord Vous rules with an iron fist, and the Project, designed to effect his transformation into an immortal spirit, nears completion. But Vous’s growing madness is close to consuming him, together with his fear of an imaginary being named Shadow. And soon Eric may lend substance to that fear. An impossibly vast wall divides Levaal, and no one has ever seen what lies beyond. Eric and Casey are called Pilgrims, and may have powers that no one in either world yet understands, and soon the wall may be broken. What will enter from the other side?

SHADOW and WORLD’S END, the other novels in the series, are also published in the US by Tor Books (out now in hardcover). The whole trilogy is available in the UK, published by Jo Fletcher Books.

The third novel in the bestselling Midnight, Texas urban fantasy series, Harris’s NIGHT SHIFT is published in the UK by Gollancz

Welcome to the most intriguing mystery you’ll read this year.

Welcome to Midnight, Texas.

At Midnight’s local pawnshop, weapons are flying off the shelves-only to be used in sudden and dramatic suicides right at the main crossroads in town.

Who better to figure out why blood is being spilled than the vampire Lemuel, who, while translating mysterious texts, discovers what makes Midnight the town it is. There’s a reason why witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place.

And now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. For if all hell breaks loose — which just might happen — it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be…

Gollancz has also published the first two novels in the series in the UK: MIDNIGHT CROSSROADS and DAY SHIFT.

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

PLANESRUNNER out today in Italy!


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Ian McDonald‘s critically-acclaimed PLANESRUNNER is available from today as an eBook in Italy! Published by Mondadori as TERRA INCOGNITA, here’s the synopsis…

Tejendra Singh, il fisico che ha scoperto il modo di mettere in comunicazione le varie Terre del multiverso, viene rapito sotto gli occhi del figlio, il giovane Everett Singh. Everett è a sua volta un genio della logica e dell’informatica e decide di partire in cerca del padre. Ma partire per dove? Innanzitutto bisogna recuperare la mappa degli universi elaborata dal dottor Singh e trovare il luogo in cui tutte le realtà coesistono e le verità di ogni mondo si sommano. Everett scopre la porta che apre l’ingresso a n dimensioni e si avventura da un mondo all’altro in cerca di Tejendra. Un crocevia tra percorsi infiniti, dalla Londra che conosciamo a una teoria di città-labirinto ancora invisibili.

PLANESRUNNER is the first novel in the fan-favourite Everness trilogy, and is published in the US by Pyr Books, and in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books. The series has also been published in other territories (more details can be found on Ian’s author page). Here’s the English-language synopsis…

There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one among billions of parallel earths.

When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this teenager has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse — the Infundibulum — the map of all the parallel earths, and there are dark forces in the Ten Known Worlds who will stop at nothing to get it. They’ve got power, authority, the might of ten planets — some of them more technologically advanced than our Earth — at their fingertips. He’s got wits, intelligence, and a knack for Indian cooking.

To keep the Infundibulum safe, Everett must trick his way through the Heisenberg Gate that his dad helped build and go on the run in a parallel Earth. But to rescue his dad from Charlotte Villiers and the sinister Order, this Planesrunner’s going to need friends. Friends like Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her adopted daughter, Sen, and the crew of the airship Everness.

Can they rescue Everett’s father and get the Infundibulum to safety? The game is afoot!

Here’s just a small selection of reviews the novel has received…

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

‘Boy, this book was fun… Everett Singh is a wonderful main character who balances the delicate line between normal and awesome… reading about his exploits is definitely never boring, and Ian McDonald throws in enough human touches to make Everett believable… fast, fun dialogues… PLANESRUNNER is one of those novels that grabs hold of you from the very beginning and then just never lets go until the very end… I had a blast with this novel, and I can’t wait for the next book in the Everness series. As Sen Sixsmyth would say, this book was utterly bonaroo.’ Tor.com

‘McDonald writes with scientific and literary sophistication, as well as a wicked sense of humor. Add nonstop action, eccentric characters, and expert universe building, and this first volume of the Everness series is a winner.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Snappy, inventive language, lively characters and world-building on an epic scale.’ Sci-Fi Now

‘A novel that’s knowing in the way it uses SF tropes without ever coming close to being condescending towards its intended audience… a cracking adventure story.’ SFX

‘Planesrunner is chock-full of awesome. Ian McDonald’s steampunk London blazes on a vast scale with eye-popping towers, gritty streets, and larger-than-life characters who aren’t afraid to fight for each other. The kind of airship-dueling, guns-blazing fantasy that makes me wish I could pop through to the next reality over, join the Airish, and take to the skies.’Paolo Bacigalupi

And here are the US and UK covers for the trilogy…

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Ian McDonald’s PLANESRUNNER taking flight in Italy…!


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Ian McDonald‘s critically-acclaimed PLANESRUNNER is due to be released as an eBook on January 4th, 2017 in Italy! Published by Mondadori as TERRA INCOGNITA, here’s the synopsis…

Tejendra Singh, il fisico che ha scoperto il modo di mettere in comunicazione le varie Terre del multiverso, viene rapito sotto gli occhi del figlio, il giovane Everett Singh. Everett è a sua volta un genio della logica e dell’informatica e decide di partire in cerca del padre. Ma partire per dove? Innanzitutto bisogna recuperare la mappa degli universi elaborata dal dottor Singh e trovare il luogo in cui tutte le realtà coesistono e le verità di ogni mondo si sommano. Everett scopre la porta che apre l’ingresso a n dimensioni e si avventura da un mondo all’altro in cerca di Tejendra. Un crocevia tra percorsi infiniti, dalla Londra che conosciamo a una teoria di città-labirinto ancora invisibili.

PLANESRUNNER is the first novel in the Everness trilogy, and is published in the US by Pyr Books, and in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books. The series has also been published in other territories. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one among billions of parallel earths.

When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this teenager has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse — the Infundibulum — the map of all the parallel earths, and there are dark forces in the Ten Known Worlds who will stop at nothing to get it. They’ve got power, authority, the might of ten planets — some of them more technologically advanced than our Earth — at their fingertips. He’s got wits, intelligence, and a knack for Indian cooking.

To keep the Infundibulum safe, Everett must trick his way through the Heisenberg Gate that his dad helped build and go on the run in a parallel Earth. But to rescue his dad from Charlotte Villiers and the sinister Order, this Planesrunner’s going to need friends. Friends like Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her adopted daughter, Sen, and the crew of the airship Everness.

Can they rescue Everett’s father and get the Infundibulum to safety? The game is afoot!

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‘Planesrunner is chock-full of awesome. Ian McDonald’s steampunk London blazes on a vast scale with eye-popping towers, gritty streets, and larger-than-life characters who aren’t afraid to fight for each other. The kind of airship-dueling, guns-blazing fantasy that makes me wish I could pop through to the next reality over, join the Airish, and take to the skies.’Paolo Bacigalupi

‘McDonald writes with scientific and literary sophistication, as well as a wicked sense of humor. Add nonstop action, eccentric characters, and expert universe building, and this first volume of the Everness series is a winner.’ Publishers Weekly

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

‘A novel that’s knowing in the way it uses SF tropes without ever coming close to being condescending towards its intended audience… a cracking adventure story.’ SFX

‘Boy, this book was fun… Everett Singh is a wonderful main character who balances the delicate line between normal and awesome… reading about his exploits is definitely never boring, and Ian McDonald throws in enough human touches to make Everett believable… fast, fun dialogues… PLANESRUNNER is one of those novels that grabs hold of you from the very beginning and then just never lets go until the very end… I had a blast with this novel, and I can’t wait for the next book in the Everness series. As Sen Sixsmyth would say, this book was utterly bonaroo.’ Tor.com

‘Snappy, inventive language, lively characters and world-building on an epic scale.’ Sci-Fi Now

Naomi Foyle’s SEOUL SURVIVORS Out Now in US


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Naomi Foyle‘s debut novel, SEOUL SURVIVORS, is out today in North America! Published by Jo Fletcher Books, here’s the synopsis…

In Seoul Survivors, praised for its “impeccable plotting” by The Guardian, global warming has wreaked havoc on the planet. There is only one safe place to be: in the mountains above Seoul, glamorous Korean-American bioengineer Dr. Kim Da Mi is convinced she has found the perfect solution to save the human race. But her methods are strange and her business partner, Johnny Sandman, is a, unsavory character with many secrets.

When impetuous aspiring model Sydney flies to Seoul at the behest of her boyfriend, Johnny Sandman, and meets Dr. Kim Da Mi, she doesn’t know that the scientist is engaged in a secret power struggle with Johnny that will threaten her own life.

Seduced by the visionary scientist, Sydney begins helping Kim Da Mi create a new breed of human beings to staff a revolutionary theme park: VirtuWorld. As the Winter Solstice looms, the Internet is rife with rumors that a devastating meteor called Lucifer’s Hammer is heading straight toward Earth. VirtuWorld would be a haven from eco-apocalypse, but its success demands a sacrifice — just whose blood will spill is far from certain until the final pages of this tense cyber-thriller.

The novel was first published in the UK, also by Jo Fletcher Books, in 2013. Here are just a couple of reviews…

‘… takes a cast of quirky characters, sets them down in a convincingly portrayed near-future South Korea, then threatens them with Lucifer’s Hammer, a meteor that is scheduled to hit the planet. Beautiful Sydney Travers has come to Seoul to find her fortune as a fashion model, and finds herself involved with Canadian drug runner Damien Meadows and the silkily deceptive Dr Kim Da Mi, an ambiguously drawn possible saviour of humankind – or a demented megalomaniac. Foyle’s strengths are her impeccable plotting, her rendering of a futuristic Seoul and the depiction of Sydney Travers’ gradualinveiglement in the nightmare of Dr Kim’s cloning experiment.’ — Guardian

‘A highly regarded poet and performer, Naomi Foyle has drawn on her time living in Korea to produce a detailed and fascinating debut that deals with love, betrayal and an impending apocalypse. A fast paced, riveting story set in an all-too-real dark near future, this is a character driven novel that is not for the faint-hearted.’ — BSFA

SEOUL SURVIVORS is a book that defies all expectations. Just sitting back and letting the story be what it is can lead to some pleasant surprises amidst the dark twists and turns. The true nature of it can take a while to unravel, but the never-seen-before ideas and diverse cast of characters make this one an intriguing read. It touched me, and it also shook me to my core.’ — Bibliosanctum

Jo Fletcher Books has also been publishing Naomi’s Gaia Chronicles. The series includes: ASTRA (published earlier this year in the US), ROOK SONG, THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE, and the upcoming STAINED LIGHT.

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Simon R. Green’s FORCES FROM BEYOND Out Today in UK!


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Simon R. Green‘s sixth Ghost Finders novel, FORCES FROM BEYOND, is out today as an eBook in the UK! Published by Jo Fletcher Books, here’s the synopsis…

The Ghost Finders are in deep trouble — but is teaming up with their evil ghost-busting rivals at the Crowley Institute really the answer?

The North Sea is bitterly cold, grey and unfriendly… and it’s also home to a major threat to humanity. The interdimensional entity known as the Flesh Undying, a monstrous being of unimaginable power, is way out of the Ghost Finders’ league, so JC Chance, Melody Chambers and Happy Jack Palmer have no choice but to accept an alliance with their evil counterpart, Project Crowley.

What they don’t yet know is that the creature lurking in the seabed has already turned its eye upon the Ghost Finders — and dispatched an assassin with a deadly vendetta against them…

Jo Fletcher Books has also published the first five novels in the fan-favourite series: GHOST OF A CHANCE, GHOST OF A SMILE, GHOST OF A DREAM, SPIRITS FROM BEYOND and VOICES FROM BEYOND.

‘Green’s boundless imagination never fails to delight, and his ability to blend chillingly creepy descriptions and emotionally wrenching details with arch humor makes this sixth Ghost Finders novel particularly memorable — and thoroughly eerie. He doesn’t waste a moment launching his endearing and enigmatic operatives on their quest through a revealing opening scene reminiscent of Lovecraft, and their adventure is, as ever, high-stakes and fast-paced. The final scenes are particularly epic, jarring and bittersweet in a way that only Green can craft.’RT Book Reviews on FORCES FROM BEYOND

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Jo Fletcher Books also publishes Simon’s Nightside and Secret History series.

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Green’s newest series, following the investigations of Ishmael Jones, are published by Severn House in the UK and US. The first two novels are out now: THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROAD and DEAD MAN WALKING (published in the US on September 1st, 2016).

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

Out Now: VOICES FROM BEYOND by Simon R. Green


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VOICES FROM BEYOND, Simon R. Green‘s fifth Ghost Finders novel, is out now in the UK! Published as an eBook by Jo Fletcher Books, here’s the synopsis…

Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. Lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses…

In a quiet London suburb, four university students participating in an experiment inside a reputed haunted house hold a séance that goes terribly wrong. What — or who — ever they summoned has taken their minds away, leaving them empty shells.

Enter the Ghost Finders, ready to confront an enraged poltergeist for the students’ very souls.

All in a day’s work — except the team doesn’t know that in another part of the city, a different entity has also breached the threshold between worlds. And this time what is at stake is not four lives — but the existence of humanity.

Jo Fletcher Books has already published the first four books in the series — GHOST OF A CHANCE, GHOST OF A SMILE, GHOST OF A DREAM and SPIRITS FROM BEYOND. The sixth book in the series, FORCES FROM BEYOND, is due to be published on July 7th, 2016.

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Jo Fletcher Books also publishes Green’s Nightside and Secret Histories series in eBook in the UK.

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

Naomi Foyle’s THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE out this week!


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Naomi Foyle‘s third novel in her Gaia Chronicles series, THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE, is out this Thursday! Published by Jo Fletcher Books. Here’s the synopsis…

Astra is the long prophesied icon of unification for the peoples of Non-Land, but is she ready to accept her destiny?

War is breaking out in Kadingir. Still struggling to accept her role as a long prophesied icon of unification between Is-Land and Non-Land, Astra Ordott is on a journey across the wind sands to join her father and his people – the mystics of Shiimti, who claim to hold the secret of truly healing the damaged relationship between human beings and the Earth. Astra’s desperate to get there quickly, but when her guide and companion, the shepherd Muzi, leads her off course into the path of a vicious sandstorm, she is forced to confront what the gods of their devastated world might be telling her: that there will be no refuge from her destiny.

Jo Fletcher Books also publishes the first two novels in the series — ASTRA and RAVEN SONG, as well as the stand-alone novel SEOUL SURVIVORS.

But wait, there’s more! If you happen to be in Toronto this Thursday (May 5th), Bakka Phoenix are hosting Naomi for a book launch for the US edition of ASTRA (published by Quercus Books)! The event starts at 6:30pm.

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Out Now in the US: WORLD’S END by Will Elliott


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The final volume in Will Elliott‘s Pendulum Trilogy is finally out in the US! WORLD’S END is published in North America by Tor Books. Here’s the synopsis…

When Eric Albright, a luckless London slacker, and his pal Stuart Casey went through a battered red door under a railway bridge, the last thing they expected to find was another world. There lay the strange, dark realm of Levaal, whose tyrant lord Vous has ascended to godhood. The great wall which has divided the land has been brought down, setting loose a horde of demonic Tormentors. In their sky prisons, the dragons are stirring, set to defy their slumbering creator and steal humanity’s world.

Shilen, a dragon cloaked in human form, has convinced Eric and Aziel, Vous’s daughter, to help free the dragons from their sky-prison, or Earth will be destroyed. She promises great power, and safety for all Eric’s favoured people, but Shilen has an ulterior motive, for the dragons wish to control humankind completely.

In Will Elliott’s World’s End, the third volume in The Pendulum Trilogy,Levaal is facing the final battle in this age-old war between worlds and forces more ancient than any human, god, or dragon.

The Pendulum Trilogy also includes THE PILGRIMS and SHADOW, both of which are also published by Tor Books in North America. The whole trilogy is published in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books. It is also available in an omnibus edition in the UK. You can read an excerpt from WORLD’S END here.

‘The author’s not only a superb craftsman and character-builder, but a consummate storyteller, so that each good-against-evil clash appears fresh and engrossing.’ — Kirkus Reviews on THE PILGRIMS

‘Strong ideas and complex characters…’ — Starburst on WORLD’S END

‘Elliott’s prose is sharp and engaging.’The List

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Ian McDonald’s PLANESRUNNER Sails into Bulgaria!


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The first novel in Ian McDonald‘s Everness series, PLANESRUNNER, is now available in Bulgaria! Published by Artline Studios as Беглец по равнините, here’s the synopsis…

Няма само едно „ти“. Има много „ти“. Ние сме част от многообразието на вселените в паралелните измерения… и бащата на Еверет Синг е открил път към тях. Сега баща му е отвлечен и сякаш никога не е съществувал. Все пак има една улика, която синът му може да последва – мистериозното софтуерно приложение Инфундибулум. Програмата е карта, не само за Десетте познати свята, а за цялата мултивселена – и съществуват хора, на които много им се иска да се доберат до нея. За да я опази и за да спаси баща си, Еверет се нуждае от приятели: като например капитан Анастейзия Сикссмит, нейната осиновена дъщеря и екипажа на въздушния кораб Евърнес.

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PLANESRUNNER is published in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books, and in the US by Pyr Books. The other two books in the series — BE MY ENEMY and EMPRESS OF THE SUN — are also published by Jo Fletcher Books and Pyr Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

An airship-duelling, guns-blazing fantasy novel that will leave you wishing you could unlock the infundibulum, join the Airish and take to the skies.

There is not just one you, there are many yous. We’re part of a multiplicity of universes in parallel dimensions — and Everett Singh’s dad has found a way in.

But he’s been kidnapped, and now it is as though Everett’s dad never existed. Yet there is one clue for his son to follow, a mysterious app: the Infundibulum.

The app is a map, not just to the Ten Known Worlds, but to the entire multiverse — and there are those who want to get their hands on it very badly. If Everett’s going to keep it safe and rescue his dad, he’s going to need friends: like Captain Anastasia Sixmith, her adopted daughter and the crew of the airship Everness.

Ian McDonald’s latest novel, the critically-acclaimed LUNA: NEW MOON, is published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Tor Books.

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Out Now: SPIRITS FROM BEYOND by Simon R. Green


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SPIRITS FROM BEYOND, the fourth novel in Simon R. Green‘s latest urban fantasy series, is out now in eBook! Published in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books, here’s the synopsis…

Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute — JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the antisupernatural equipment running; and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. Lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses…

Their latest assignment takes JC and the team to a small country village, site of a famously haunted inn. At first, JC thinks that the spirits in the King’s Arms are more the stuff of urban legend than anything that needs the Ghost Finders’ expertise. Then one story rings true: the tale of a traveler trapped by an unusual thunderstorm who retired to her room for the night – and vanished.

Trapped by an unusual thunderstorm — like the one that begins raging outside shortly after they arrive…

As the team investigates, they are forced, one by one, to face some hard truths about themselves, their relationships, and the haunting itself — truths that may push Happy Jack over the edge into the madness that he has always feared…

Jo Fletcher Books have already published the first three novels in the Ghostfinders series, also as eBooks, in the UK: GHOST OF A CHANCE, GHOST OF A SMILE and GHOST OF A DREAM. The publisher is also due to release the final two books in 2016: VOICES FROM BEYOND (May 2016) and FORCES FROM BEYOND (July 2016).

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Jo Fletcher Books also publishes Green’s Nightside and Secret Histories series in the UK, as eBooks.

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

Naomi Foyle’s ROOK SONG Paperback Out Tomorrow


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ROOK SONG, the second novel in Naomi Foyle‘s Gaia Chronicles, is out tomorrow in paperback! Published by Jo Fletcher Books, here’s the synopsis…

Astra Ordott has escaped her old enemies, IMBOD. But in this new, disorientating world, can she trust anyone?

Astra Ordott is in exile. Evicted from Is-Land for a crime she cannot regret, she has found work in an ancient fortress in Non-Land: headquarters of the Council of New Continents, the global body charged with providing humanitarian aid to the inhabitants of this toxic refugee camp.

Recovering from a disorienting course of Memory Pacification Treatment, Astra struggles to focus on her overriding goals — to find her Code father and avenge the death of her Shelter mother, Hokma.

But can the CONC compound director, the ambiguous Major Thames, protect her from the hawk-eyed attentions of her old enemies? And who in this world of competing agendas can she trust? The deeper Astra ventures into this new world, the more she realises her true quest may be to find herself.

Jo Fletcher Books also publishes the first in the series, ASTRA. The third novel, THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE, is due to be published in May 2016. JFB also publishes Naomi’s stand-alone novel, SEOUL SURVIVORS. Here are just a handful of reviews the series has received…

ROOK SONG is brave and unexpected… if you like your SF intelligent and stimulating do yourself a favour and pick up both ASTRA and ROOK SONG. You won’t regret it.’ — Upcoming4me

‘The second instalment of the Gaia ChroniclesROOK SONG continues to develop Astra’s story, taking the reader through many illuminating, horrifying and overwhelming avenues… once the story really starts, it doesn’t let up. The highly politicised narrative is an enthralling and absorbing read… Where the first book offered a shocking, but somewhat aspirational alternative way of living, ROOK SONG delves further into the political influence that enables the way of life the Gaian’s are privileged to inhabit… Offering plenty of twists and surprises, ROOK SONG outdoes its predecessor with a more developed story and plenty of conspiracies that pull the reader in. Book one was a comment on how society should live to protect the planet, book two is a comment on how people should prevent international conflict and wars. We can only wait with bated breath to see what book three will campaign for.’ — Starburst

‘Foyle has built a fascinating portrait, often reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin in its layered complexity, and threaded it into a fascinating coming of age story. Gripping.’ — Love Reading

‘It’s hard-hitting, but it’s poignant and incredibly thought-provoking at the same time… Naomi Foyle has a mastery of plotting and a way with words that’s truly remarkable.’ — Over The Effing Rainbow

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Out now: GHOST OF A DREAM by Simon R. Green


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Simon R. Green‘s third Ghostfinders novel, GHOST OF A DREAM, is out today as an eBook! Published by Jo Fletcher Books, here’s the synopsis…

Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute — JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the antisupernatural equipment running; and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. Lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses…

The Ghost Finders are investigating a haunting at the long-abandoned Haybarn Theater, which is being renovated. But work has been thrown off-schedule by the some peculiar and unnatural activities. And after the potentially world-altering recent events of their previous assignment, the team thinks that a haunted theater (aren’t they all?) will be a walk in the park.

Until they encounter the Phantom of the Haybarn — an ancient evil whose ability to alter reality itself will test the skills, science, and blind luck of the Ghost Finders to the limit.

Jo Fletcher Books will publish the whole Ghostfinders series in the UK as eBooks: GHOST OF A CHANCE (out now), GHOST OF A SMILE (out now), GHOST OF A DREAM, SPIRITS FROM BEYOND (March 2016), VOICES FROM BEYOND (May 2016), and FORCES FROM BEYOND (July 2016). JFB also published Green’s Nightside and Secret Histories series in eBook.

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

Cover: THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE by Naomi Foyle


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THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE is the third novel in Naomi Foyle‘s Gaia Chronicles sci-fi series. Published by Jo Fletcher Books in the UK, here’s the synopsis…

Astra is the long prophesied icon of unification for the peoples of Non-Land, but is she ready to accept her destiny?

War is breaking out in Kadingir. Still struggling to accept her role as a long prophesied icon of unification between Is-Land and Non-Land, Astra Ordott is on a journey across the wind sands to join her father and his people – the mystics of Shiimti, who claim to hold the secret of truly healing the damaged relationship between human beings and the Earth. Astra’s desperate to get there quickly, but when her guide and companion, the shepherd Muzi, leads her off course into the path of a vicious sandstorm, she is forced to confront what the gods of their devastated world might be telling her: that there will be no refuge from her destiny.

The novel is due to be published in March 2016. Jo Fletcher Books also publish the first two novels in the series — ASTRA and ROOK SONG, and also Foyle’s stand-alone novel SEOUL SURVIVORS.

‘Readable and entertaining.’ — Interzone on ASTRA

‘Shocking though it might be in some respects, ASTRA certainly provides food for thought… the story quickly becomes engrossing. The ending is abrupt, but it makes you crave the second instalment of the Gaia Chronicles. ASTRA will certainly not be everyone’s cup of tea, but personally I am looking forwards to the next book with curiosity and excitement.’ — Starburst Magazine 

‘The highly politicised narrative is an enthralling and absorbing read… Where the first book offered a shocking, but somewhat aspirational alternative way of living, ROOK SONG delves further into the political influence that enables the way of life the Gaian’s are privileged to inhabit… Offering plenty of twists and surprises, ROOK SONG outdoes its predecessor with a more developed story and plenty of conspiracies that pull the reader in. Book one was a comment on how society should live to protect the planet, book two is a comment on how people should prevent international conflict and wars.’ — Starburst

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