Today, Gollancz‘s SF Gateway release Randall Garrett‘s stand-alone novel EARTH INVADER. First published in 1963 as ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, here is the synopsis…
The world was gripped in terror when the Nipe, a lethal, alien fighting machine, crashlanded on Earth from outer space and began a nightmarish rampage of slaughter and destruction.
Unable to stop the deadly, intelligent creature, scientists quickly developed a plan to turn an ordinary Earthman into a super-human with powers enough to conquer the monster. As the man chosen for the dangerous mission, Bart Stanton was not sure he wanted to give up his humanity.
The Nipe seized the Earth’s most vital defense secrets and Bart felt he had no choice but to go through with the plan. Then the Nipe mysteriously disappeared — and the only man who could locate the thing was also the only man who could destroy Bart.
The world tottered as the three came face to face…
We can also share with you the new covers (above) for Garrett’s Gandalara Cycle, which Garrett co-wrote with Vicki Ann Heydron, and is due to be published in December 2015 by SF Gateway. Here’s the synopsis for the first novel in the series, THE STEEL OF RAITHSKAR…
The last thing terminally ill language professor Ricardo Carillo remembers is standing on the deck of a Mediterranean cruise ship, watching a giant fireball hurtle toward him. He awakens in the body of a young Gandalaran named Markasset, sharing a telepathic bond with a giant, intelligent feline named Keeshah.
Ricardo faces two challenges: navigating this unfamiliar desert world, and learning about his new identity and mission. Markasset turns out to be a talented swordsman with a powerful father, Thanasset, who’s a Supervisor in the city of Raithskar. But Markasset’s own reputation is more dubious. He has gambling debts and a shadowy past—and he’s suspected of stealing a sacred gem, the Ra’ira, that was under his father’s protection.
With few allies except a beautiful fiancée and the loyal Keeshah, Ricardo is determined to piece together what really happened to the Ra’ira. The truth will either prove his innocence — or endanger the new life he has only just begun.
The Gandalara Cycle also includes THE GLASS OF DYSKORNIS, THE BRONZE OF EDDARTA, THE WELL OF DARKNESS, THE SEARCH FOR KA, THE RETURN TO EDDARTA and THE RIVER WELL. The series was first published between 1981-86.
SF Gateway will publish a few more of Garrett’s novels, soon. We’ll share details here as soon as we have them. Last year, Gollancz published Garrett’s LORD DARCY as part of their Fantasy Masterworks series.
Zeno represents Randall Garrett in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.