Campbell’s GENESIS FLEET: VANGUARD launching soon!


VANGUARD, the first novel in Jack Campbell‘s Genesis Fleet series is due to be published by Titan Books in May 2017! A prequel series to his best-selling Lost Fleet saga, here’s the synopsis…

A new action-packed military science fiction series that explores the founding of the Alliance… and the men and women who fought to create it.

Earth is no longer the center of the universe.

After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space also mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist.

When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a former enlisted Marine. With nothing but improvised weapons and a few volunteers, Geary and Darcy must face down warships and armored soldiers — or die trying.

As battles rage and pirates take an increasing toll throughout the colonies, the only hope for lasting peace lies with Carmen Ochoa, a “Red” from the anarchic world of Mars, and Lochan Nakamura, a failed politician. They have a plan: to lay the foundations for mutual defense that could someday grow into an Alliance. But if their efforts fail, the growing power of aggressor worlds could turn regions of space founded on freedom into battlefields between the first interstellar empires…

Titan Books has also published Campbell’s Lost Fleet, Lost Stars, Beyond the FrontierJAG in Space and Stark’s War series.

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

Cover & Details: WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS by Marie Brennan


In April, Titan Books will publish the concluding volume in Marie Brennan‘s critically-acclaimed Memoirs of Lady Trent fantasy series! Here’s the synopsis for WITHIN THE SANCTUARY OF WINGS

After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent — dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the scientific field.

And yet–after her initial adventure in the mountains of Vystrana, and her exploits in the depths of war-torn Eriga, to the high seas aboard The Basilisk, and then to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia — the Lady Trent has captivated hearts along with fierce minds. This concluding volume will finally reveal the truths behind her most notorious adventure — scaling the tallest peak in the world, buried behind the territory of Scirland’s enemies — and what she discovered there, within the Sanctuary of Wings.

Titan Books also publish the first four novels in the series in the UK: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS, THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS, THE VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK and IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES.

Here’s just a small sample of the aforementioned critical acclaim for the series (there has been a flood of it)…

‘Brennan’s world-building is wonderfully subtle, rendering a familiar land alien with casual details. Fans of fantasy, science, and history will adore this rich and absorbing tale of discovery.’ Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS

‘Lady Isabella Trent is a wonderfully charming female-lead who is willing to break from the gender roles of the era and do as her heart desires, study dragons… Marie Brennan does an incredible job of writing in multiple voices… Brennan expertly maintains the balance that makes this commentary fun and informative, without pulling you from the actual story. It’s a brilliant touch that brings a level of authenticity to the memoir-style… the interior illustrations, also done by Todd Lockwood, are just as stunning.’ Fantasy Faction on A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS

‘Uncompromisingly honest and forthright as the first, narrated in Brennan’s usual crisp, vivid style, with a heroine at once admirable, formidable and captivating. Reader, lose no time in making Isabella’s acquaintance.’ Kirkus (Starred Review) on THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS

‘The third installment in Lady Trent’s series of reflective memoirs does not disappoint. Isabella’s familiar audacity as she circles the globe in search of unfamiliar dragons – with her son by her side, no less – makes for an enchanting story. And the romantic interest she finds in Suhail is a much welcome addition.’ RT Book Reviews on THE VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK

VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK combines grand adventure with fascinating insights into the principles behind a world that could almost be our own.’ Locus

‘Solid fourth book of the Lady Trent series… It’s a time of changes for the main character, but this mix of scientific and fantastic creatures remains in fine form.’ Publishers Weekly on IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES

Titan also publishes Brennan’s Onyx Court historical urban fantasy series in the UK.

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

Cover & Details: THE HELL-HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES


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In May, Titan Books are due to published the second novel in the Warlock Holmes series, THE HELL-HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Written by G.S. Denning, here’s the synopsis…

The game’s afoot once more as Holmes and Watson face off against Moriarty’s gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a disappointing butler demon, a succubus, a wicked lord, an overly-Canadian lord, a tricycle-fight to the death and the dreaded Pumpcrow. Oh, and a hell hound, one assumes.

Titan also published the first in the series, A STUDY IN BRIMSTONE.

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Here are some of the reviews Denning’s debut received…

‘Douglas Adams meets Arthur Conan Doyle in this delightfully absurd collection of six cases… hilarious.’Publishers Weekly

‘The characters are so likable that they can pause their absurd antics to contemplate prejudice and privilege without missing a beat or falling out of their outrageous world. Denning has a knack for smooth writing that carries the action along and a keen sense for how to set up a joke. He imagines his world with gusto, lavishing the reader with hilarious details like Holmes’ accordion playing and a gang of Baker Street Irregulars made up of horrifying were-rats… Funny, clever, and entertaining.’Kirkus

‘Clever and funny supernatural silliness. Dennings has twisted and warped Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s world, to make it strange and sinisterly magical, and yet he’s somehow managed to preserve the core charm of the original stories… If you ever wondered how much better Sherlock’s would be if people could hurl hellfire at each other, well this one is for you.’Starburst

Zeno represents G.S. Denning in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

Husberg’s DARK IMMOLATION on the horizon…


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Above is the cover for Christopher Husberg‘s DARK IMMOLATION. Due to be published by Titan Books in June 2017, it is the second novel in the author’s Chaos Queen Quintet. Here’s the synopsis…

There are rumours in Ashta — a new religion is rising, and Cinzia, one-time Cantic priestess, has escaped the Holy Crucible. Fleeing from Navone, Cinzia travels with Knot, a man of many parts, and Astrid, the child-like vampire. They are gathering followers, but the murderous Nazaniin are still on their trail.

Meanwhile, Winter is losing her grip on sanity, grappling with immense powers beyond her understanding. Where she goes, chaos and death follow.

The well-received first novel in the series, DUSKFALL was published last year, also by Titan Books. Here are some of the reviews…

‘The storytelling is fresh and assured and the characters appealing… This is a solid setup for a great new fantasy epic, perfect for fans of Daniel Abraham and Brandon Sanderson.’ — Library Journal

‘Leaves the reader eager to discover how things are going to develop.’ Starburst

DUSKFALL by Christopher Husberg is just amazing. This is a good example of the books I will think about when people that do not read fantasy go gah-gah over the Game of Thrones. I always want to say, have you ever tried to read a good Fantasy novel? I do not mean to dish on the Game of thrones, but no, it would not make it into my top 100 Fantasy novels, but I think this novel would… a must for any fantasy lover…’ SF Reader

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

WITH FATE CONSPIRE out now in the UK!


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Marie Brennan‘s fourth Onyx Court novel, WITH FATE CONSPIRE, is finally available in the UK! Published by Titan Books, here’s the synopsis…

Seven years ago, Eliza’s childhood sweetheart vanished from the streets of Whitechapel. No one believed her when she told them that he was stolen away by the faeries.

But she hasn’t given up the search. It will lead her across London and into the hidden palace that gives refuge to faeries in the mortal world. That refuge is now crumbling, broken by the iron of the underground railway, and the resulting chaos spills over to the streets above.

Three centuries of the Onyx Court are about to come to an end. Without the palace’s protection, the fae have little choice but to flee. Those who stay have one goal: to find safety in a city that does not welcome them. But what price will the mortals of London pay for that safety?

Titan has published the other three novels in the series as well: MIDNIGHT NEVER COME, IN ASHES LIE and A STAR SHALL FALL.

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Here’s just a small selection of reviews WITH FATE CONSPIRE has received…

‘An absorbing finale to a series that has grown richer with every installment.’ Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

‘Series readers and fans of the Tam Lin myth will be captivated by this complex and vibrant depiction of a magical Victorian era.’ Publishers Weekly

‘Brennan’s characters breathe life into a landscape rich in detail and vibrant with imagination. This title should please fans of Mercedes Lackey’s “Elemental Masters” series and Elizabeth Bear’s “Promethean Age” series.’ Library Journal

‘For more tales of a London based on history as well as sheer invention, try WITH FATE CONSPIRE and its predecessors. Instead of the old-style fantasy of quests through green fields and dark domains, Brennan makes the most of one extraordinary city.’ Locus Magazine

In addition, Titan published Marie’s wildly popular Memoirs of Lady Trent series in the UK: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS, THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS, THE VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK and IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES.

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

Marie Brennan’s WITH FATES CONSPIRE coming soon in the UK!


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Above you can see the stunning cover for WITH FATES CONSPIRE, the fourth novel in Marie Brennan‘s critically-acclaimed Onyx Court series. Published by Titan Books on January 10th, 2017, here is the synopsis…

Seven years ago, Eliza’s childhood sweetheart vanished from the streets of Whitechapel. No one believed her when she told them that he was stolen away by the faeries.

But she hasn’t given up the search. It will lead her across London and into the hidden palace that gives refuge to faeries in the mortal world. That refuge is now crumbling, broken by the iron of the underground railway, and the resulting chaos spills over to the streets above.

Three centuries of the Onyx Court are about to come to an end. Without the palace’s protection, the fae have little choice but to flee. Those who stay have one goal: to find safety in a city that does not welcome them. But what price will the mortals of London pay for that safety?

Titan Books has already published the first three novels in the series: MIDNIGHT NEVER COME, IN ASHES LIE, and A STAR SHALL FALL.

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Published in the US in 2011, WITH FATE CONSPIRE has received a flood of great reviews. Here are just a few of them…

‘An absorbing finale to a series that has grown richer with every installment.’Kirkus (Starred Review)

Series readers and fans of the Tam Lin myth will be captivated by this complex and vibrant depiction of a magical Victorian era.Publishers Weekly

‘For more tales of a London based on history as well as sheer invention, try WITH FATE CONSPIRE and its predecessors. Instead of the old-style fantasy of quests through green fields and dark domains, Brennan makes the most of one extraordinary city.’LOCUS

‘Brennan has taken a level in skill with prose: her writing was good before, but it’s gotten even better… WITH FATE CONSPIRE is a thoughtfully entertaining dénouement to an excellent series, and all round, a really good book.’Tor.com

‘Brennan’s characters breathe life into a landscape rich in detail and vibrant with imagination. This title should please fans of Mercedes Lackey’s “Elemental Masters” series and Elizabeth Bear’s “Promethean Age” series.’Library Journal

Brennan’s critically-acclaimed Memoirs of Lady Trent fantasy series is also published by Titan in the UK:

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

KILL BAXTER returns in a smaller package…


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Today, Titan Books publishes the mass market paperback edition of Charlie Human‘s KILL BAXTER! The sequel to the critically-acclaimed APOCALYPSE NOW NOW, here’s the synopsis…

The world has been massively unappreciative of sixteen-year-old Baxter Zevcenko. He’s been packed off to Hexpoort, part reformatory, part military school, and just like Hogwarts (except with sex, drugs, and better internet access). The problem is that Baxter sucks at magic. He’s also desperately attempting to control his new ability to dreamwalk, all the while being singled out by the school’s resident bully, who just so happens to be the Chosen One. But when the school comes under attack, Baxter must join forces with his favourite recovering alcoholic of a supernatural bounty hunter, Ronin, to try and save the world from the apocalypse. Again.

Titan has now released both novels in MMPB in the US. Both have also been published in the UK by Arrow, and there are a growing number of international and translated editions. Here is just a small selection of praise KILL BAXTER has received…

‘Like its predecessor, KILL BAXTER is laugh out loud funny and fiendishly creative… The further we delve into the supernatural world and its politics, with its psychotic fairies and violent luckdragons, the more engrossing the book becomes. Baxter himself is as entertaining a companion as ever, struggling with heartbreak and desperately trying to go against his own nature and be a good person, even as he travels through his own psyche with his psychosexual development funk band guides to fulfil his potential… tighter and more focused, and just as gloriously insane. Dark, mad, imaginative, and hilarious; KILL BAXTER is a joy.’ SciFiNow

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW was a very clever, extremely dark book with an underpinning of real insight into the teenage mind. KILL BAXTER is a step beyond – a viciously sharp adventure that combines explosive entertainment with cutting satire; the best traditions of contemporary fantasy with the truth of what it actually means to be contemporary. The odd book that should appeal to those who love fantasy and those that hate it. And I would heartily recommend it either way.’ Pornokitsch

‘The antidote to Harry Potter is back… a lively elaboration of the mad as pants brand of South African urban fantasy advanced in APOCALYPSE NOW NOW… everything Human’s debut did well, KILL BAXTER does better… the setting, again, is superlative… the way in which South African folklore figures into the fiction is fantastic — the dreamwalking bits are abundantly brilliant — and KILL BAXTER is a markedly more brutal book… more than a match for Charlie Human’s addictive debut. This, then, is urban fantasy on magical meth. You will want more.’ Tor.com

‘Moments of glorious distaste come thicker and faster in KILL BAXTER, with goblin fights and hysterical trips into the protagonist’s warped psyche filling the pages at every turn. The supporting characters are more memorable this time… Even after brushing with the apocalypse, this emerging series hasn’t lost its frenzied bite. KILL BAXTER is leaner, meaner and shows an unrestrained zest for dizzying, carnivalesque violence… this is an irresistible ride which has lost all control of the brakes. Either cling to the handrail or be splattered in the dust.’ Starburst

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William C. Dietz’s INTO THE GUNS out today in the UK!


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The first in the new post-apocalyptic America Rising series, William C. Dietz‘s INTO THE GUNS is out today in the UK! Published by Titan Books, here’s the synopsis…

America is rising from the ashes of a global catastrophe, but in the wasteland that was once the USA, only the strong can survive…

On May Day, 2018, sixty meteors entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded around the globe with a force greater than a nuclear blast. Earthquakes and tsunamis followed. Then China attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States in the belief the disaster was an act of war.

Washington D.C. was a casualty of the meteor onslaught that decimated the nation’s leadership and left the surviving elements of the armed forces to try and restore order as American society fell apart. As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals representing the surviving corporate structure makes a power play to rebuild the country in a free market image as The New Confederacy…

Titan Books also publishes Dietz’s Mutant Files series in the UK: DEADEYE, REDZONE and GRAVEYARD.

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

Cover & Details: INTO THE GUNS by William C. Dietz


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Next month, Titan Books will publish the first novel in William C. Dietz‘s new post-apocalyptic/dystopian series, America Rising. INTO THE GUNS will arrive on shelves on October 4th. Here’s the synopsis…

America is rising from the ashes of a global catastrophe, but in the wasteland that was once the USA, only the strong can survive…

On May Day, 2018, sixty meteors entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded around the globe with a force greater than a nuclear blast. Earthquakes and tsunamis followed. Then China attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States in the belief the disaster was an act of war.

Washington D.C. was a casualty of the meteor onslaught that decimated the nation’s leadership and left the surviving elements of the armed forces to try and restore order as American society fell apart. As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals representing the surviving corporate structure makes a power play to rebuild the country in a free market image as The New Confederacy…

Titan also publishes Dietz’s urban fantasy Mutant Files series in the UK: DEADEYE, REDZONE and GRAVEYARD. They also publish the author’s Legion of the Damned military sci-fi series.

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

Marie Brennan’s A STAR SHALL FALL out in the UK!


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Today, Titan Books publishes Marie Brennan‘s A STAR SHALL FALL! The third novel in the author’s Onyx Court series, here’s the synopsis…

The Royal Society of London plays home to the greatest minds of England. It has revolutionised philosophy and scientific knowledge. Its fellows map out the laws of the natural world and usher in an age of enlightenment.

To the fae of the Onyx Court, living in a secret city below London, these scientific developments are less than welcome. It is now 1757 and magic is losing its place in the world. Science threatens to expose the fae’s hidden city to hostile eyes. To make matters worse, the calculations of Sir Edmond Halley predict the return of a comet in two years time, the same comet to which the powerful Dragon that caused the Great Fire of 1666 was banished.

So begins their race against time. It will take both magic and science to save London, but reconciling the two carries its own danger…

Titan Books has also published the first two novels in the series: MIDNIGHT NEVER COME and IN ASHES LIE.

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Here is just a small sample of the reviews A STAR SHALL FALL received…

‘Enchanting, fearsome faerie vistas and pinpoint character delineations make Galen’s absorbing quest one to savor and remember.’ — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

‘Brennan’s historical research is as impeccable as ever, and the twining of the two worlds is the best yet. Fans of the Onyx Court novels, and anyone who enjoys historical fantasy, should like A STAR SHALL FALL.’ — Booklist

‘An ambitious tale and a pleasing triumph. Wonderful.’ — SFF World

A STAR SHALL FALL is a terrific novel. It stands solidly on its own two feet despite being the third novel in a series. You should be reading this novel.’ — Elitist Book Reviews

Titan also publishes Marie’s popular, critically-acclaimed Memoirs of Lady Trent series: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS, THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS, VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK and IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES.

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

Robert Brockway’s THE EMPTY ONES out today!


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Robert Brockway‘s second Unnoticeables novel, THE EMPTY ONES, is out today in the UK! Published by Titan Books, here’s the synopsis…

1977 was a bad year for Carey: The NYC summer was brutally hot, he barely made rent, and most of his friends were butchered by a cult. He needs a vacation. You know where there’s supposed to be a killer punk scene? London. Oh, plus the leader of the aforementioned murderous cult is building an army there. Time to mix business with pleasure…

2013 was a bad year for Kaitlyn, too: LA was distinctly unkind to her aspirations towards a career in stunt work, she hooked up with her childhood crush, Marco — but he turned out to be an immortal psychopath trying to devour her soul. Now she’s on the run through the American Southwest. She heard Marco’s in Mexico, though, so all she has to do is cross the border, navigate a sea of acidic sludge monsters, and find a way to kill an unkillable monster before he sacrifices her and her friends to his extra-dimensional god. Nobody said a career in the entertainment industry would be easy…

The first novel in the series, THE UNNOTICEABLES, is also published by Titan Books. Here are a few review clips for the series…

‘Brockway, a senior editor at Cracked, throws caution to the wind in this foul-mouthed, hard-drinking adventure, which reads like a collaboration by Hunter S. Thompson, the Sex Pistols, and H.P. Lovecraft.’Publishers Weekly on THE EMPTY ONES

‘[Brockway] brings [Cracked.com]’s legendarily irreverent wit to this raunchy, rollicking tale of punk rock, gruesome horror, and pop-culture satire. Lurking beneath that layer of grime and spilled beer, though, are a few hidden depths that make the book more than the sum of its snarky parts.’NPR

‘Whatever those guys are smoking over at Cracked.com is working… Just kick back and enjoy the wild ride. [THE UNNOTICEABLES is a] nasty, freaky, and haphazardly funny horror story.’Kirkus

‘Raucous, highly entertaining slice of madness, which cuts between the New York punk scene in 1970s New York City and present day Hollywood and offers plenty of chills and a lot of laughs… It’s fast, funny and creepy, with two hugely likeable central characters.’Sci-Fi Now

A third, as-yet-untitled novel in the series is in the works.

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

Blaylock’s THE AYLESFORD SKULL Out Tomorrow in US MMPB


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Tomorrow, Titan Books publishes the mass-market paperback edition of James P. Blaylock‘s critically-acclaimed THE AYLESFORD SKULL. It is the third novel in the author’s fan-favourite Langdon St. Ives steampunk series. Here’s the synopsis…

It is the summer of 1883 and Professor Langdon St. Ives brilliant but eccentric scientist and explorer is at home in Aylesford with his family. However a few miles to the north a steam launch has been taken by pirates above Egypt Bay, the crew murdered and pitched overboard. In Aylesford itself a grave is opened and possibly robbed of the skull. The suspected grave robber, the infamous Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, is an old nemesis of Langdon St. Ives. When Dr. Narbondo returns to kidnap his four-year-old son Eddie and then vanishes into the night, St. Ives and his factotum Hasbro race into London in pursuit…

Titan has published Blaylock’s four Langdon St. Ives novels in the UK and US: HOMUNCULUS, LORD KELVIN’S MACHINE, THE AYLESFORD SKULL and BENEATH LONDON.

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Here is just a sample taken from the many great reviews the novel has received…

‘James P Blaylock has been underpublished on this side of the Atlantic, a state of affairs Titan are addressing with THE AYLESFORD SKULL (£7.99), the first of three titles by one of the founders of the steampunk genre… Blaylock throws in all the furniture of the genre: derring-do and cliffhangers, a vivid portrayal of Victorian London, a gallery of grotesque characters and the obligatory airship, but the strength of the novel is his rendering of St Ives caught between his love of the chase and his commitment to family.’ — Guardian

‘St. Ives has to be one of the most fleshed out Victorian characters ever written, and I’m sincerely hoping that Blaylock isn’t finished with this scientist adventurer. THE AYLESFORD SKULL can easily stand alone without any knowledge of Blaylock’s previous steampunk stories, but you’ll want to hunt down additional St. Ives tales, I’m for certain.’ — Wired.com

‘This is steampunk at full power and it’s a heady, thrilling read as a result. Packed with high adventure, mad science and derring do, THE AYLESFORD SKULL is a perfect place to start the Langdon St Ives books and, with Titan re-releasing the other books in the series, there’s plenty to keep you and St Ives busy. Which is, I suspect, just how he likes it.’ — SFX

‘From start to finish a truly immaculate story… an amazing, gripping and brilliant read… a piece of art. James P. Blaylock has created a truly magical story, where most authors who write steampunk go for a direction of a more bold and brash steampunk setting, he takes on another route by writing a more-or-less common story but elevating it with hints of steampunk and a supernatural aspect… It is a great story fully accented by enough hints of steampunk and magic.’ — Fantasy Book Review (Book of the Month)

‘Populated by pirates, elves, and leviathans, the book is no mere battle of good versus evil; it’s a triumph of imagination over greed.’ — LA Magazine

Mick Oberon returns tomorrow in Ari Marmell’s DEAD TO RITES


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Tomorrow, Titan Books publishes Ari Marmell‘s DEAD TO RITES. The third novel in the author’s Mick Oberon urban fantasy series, here’s the synopsis…

Mick Oberon may look like just another 1930s private detective, but beneath the fedora and the overcoat, he’s got pointy ears and he’s packing a wand. Mick is suffering from bad luck, and when luck is your chief magical weapon, that means things are pretty dire.

Hunting for the origin of his bad mojo, Mick finds himself on the trail of a missing mummy, and being trailed by some of the most dangerous mobsters in Chicago. As well as once again embroiled in the maneuverings of the seductive and lethal Ramona Webb and her mysterious employer. All Mick knows for sure is that, until he can figure out precisely what’s going on, he’s vulnerable.

And the threat, whatever it is and from whatever direction it may be coming, is very, very real.

Titan Books also publish the first two novels in the series, HOT LEAD, COLD IRON and HALLOW POINT. Here are just a few of the reviews the series has received so far…

‘In this gripping fantastical investigation, Marmell (The Goblin Corps) creates an engaging world and an unlikely hero…The potent mix of gangsters, magic, Fae politics, and a strega on the warpath makes for a ride that never touches the brakes. Marmell expertly maximizes the thrills, leaving the reader with a lingering desire for a magic wand and a glass of warm milk.’Publishers Weekly on HOT LEAD, COLD IRON

‘Fantasy meets period detective-gangster drama… Marmell provides a rollicking take…[The voice] quickly becomes likable, full of grumpy asides and funny turns of phrase.’SFX on HOT LEAD, COLD IRON

HOT LEAD, COLD IRON is as hard boiled a detective drama as anything written by Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler or Mickey Spillane, and Marmell captures the vernacular of the period wonderfully… HOT LEAD, COLD IRON could easily have been published in any one of the popular pulp detective magazines of the ’30s and yet it’s pace and characterizations are undoubtedly contemporary…Ari Marmell will soon be crowned the foremost purveyor of Macabre Noir.’Starburst

‘It’s a fascinating concept, and a solid foundation for yet another gripping story… a highly enjoyable ride; the writing takes its reader into the heart of every scene…It’s a great read, reinvigorating the tropes of two genres to enable them to rise above cliché status. With final revelations that imply a larger conspiracy, it seems Marmell has plenty more up his sleeve for his hero, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Mick Oberon in the future.’Starburst on HALLOW POINT

‘The once again breakneck pacing story and the marvelous character that is Mick Oberon, and the whole setting of the book, make HALLOW POINT a more than great follow-up. Ari Marmell doesn’t let you as a reader took look away once from the story.’Book Plank

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

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Charlie Human’s APOCALYPSE NOW NOW out today!


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Charlie Human‘s critically-acclaimed debut novel, APOCALYPSE NOW NOW, is out today in mass market paperback in the US. Published by Titan Books, here’s the synopsis…

Baxter Zevcenko – kingpin of a smut-peddling schoolyard syndicate and possible serial killer – would have preferred not be to chased by monsters, nightmares and the growing spectre of insanity, but when his girlfriend is kidnapped the conscience he didn’t know he had leaves him little choice.

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW is the first in Human’s South African urban fantasy duology. The second novel, KILL BAXTER, is also published by Titan Books in the US, and is out now. Both novels were published in the UK by Arrow, and in South Africa by Umuzi (in English and Afrikaans). APOCALYPSE NOW NOW has also been published in Turkey, by Ithaki.

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

‘A riot — a firebomb of a novel, exploding with sick humour, violence and depravity… it’s never less than very funny, and the ongoing question of Baxter’s sanity adds a degree of mystery. There’s warmth here, too – you’ll likely feel sympathy for Bax by the end.’ — SFX Magazine

‘It’s mad, dark, irreverent and wonderfully twisted in all the right ways.’ — Lauren Beukes

‘Brilliantly entertaining.’ — British Fantasy Society

‘I don’t even know how to describe reading this book, so just look at my wide eyes and my silently mumbling mouth and take my shell-shock as a good sign that you need to read this book right now.’ — Chuck Wendig

‘Set against the refreshing backdrop of Cape Town, APOCALYPSE NOW NOW is the gloriously twisted novel… Imaginative, slightly demented and wonderfully odd, it’s a striking debut that delivers a dark monster-filled tale at a frenetically enjoyable pace… reads like a zany mash-up of styles that shouldn’t really come together. But thankfully, the voice of the main protagonist prevents the madness from taking control. His intelligent quips and cocky smart-arse attitude provides an incredibly entertaining backbone to a story that slowly reveals his heart and his struggles to grasp the world around him… If you want the dark imaginative wonder of Gaiman injected with the reckless, carefree abandon of a Tarantino flick, you’d be a fool not to hitch a ride into the mysterious world of Charlie Human’s South Africa.’ — Starburst

‘With a wild imagination and savage glee, Charlie Human throws us into a school yard battle zone that’s part teenage wasteland, part Lovecraft fever dream. Rock and Roll High School meets the apocalypse.’ — Richard Kadrey

‘Breakneck pace and mad imagination… APOCALYPSE NOW NOW [is] such an addictive experience. As one of an associate of Ronin’s remarks: “There’s no pause button, you understand? … Once it starts you have to see it through.” All too true!’ — Tor.com

‘Human effortlessly mixes Baxter’s psychiatrist’s comments on him with lurid scenes of Cape Town’s supernatural clubland. It’s quick, amusing and widely referenced, and the reader gets no help on which reality to take seriously.’ — Mail & Guardian

THE HIGH GROUND by Melinda Snodgrass out now!


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Melinda Snodgrass‘s gripping new sci-fi novel, THE HIGH GROUND, is out today! Published by Titan Books, it is the first in the new Imperials series. Here’s the synopsis…

Emperor’s daughter Mercedes is the first woman ever admitted to the High Ground, the elite training academy of the Solar League’s Star Command, and she must graduate if she is to have any hope of taking the throne. Her classmate Tracy has more modest goals — to rise to the rank of captain, and win fame and honor. But a civil war is coming and the political machinations of those who yearn for power threaten the young cadets. In a time of intrigue and alien invasion, they will be tested as they never thought possible.

The novel has started to receive some good review coverage. Here’s an example…

‘Snodgrass’s worldbuilding has several creative touches: intriguing alien races, English and Spanish as the common languages of the Solar League, and the origin of the upper echelons of the nobility, known pointedly as the Fortune Five Hundred. The story is entertaining and briskly paced…’ — Publishers Weekly

Titan also publishes Melinda’s critically-acclaimed Edge series: THE EDGE OF REASON, THE EDGE OF RUIN and THE EDGE OF DAWN.

Zeno represents Melinda Snodgrass in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of Kay McCauley at Aurous, Inc.

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