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SINGULARITY by Ian Douglas is out now!

Out today is New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas’ SINGULARITY, book three in his sweeping Star Carrier series which goes five centuries into the future where the US Navy are in a life or death struggle across millions of light years to save humanity from the aggressive militarized alien race known as the Sh’daar. Admiral Koenig and Battlegroup America have repelled the initial attack on the Milky Way and taken the fight to the enemies’ colonies, but now they must launch a desperate attack deep into enemy territory in an audacious attempt to end the war they seemingly cannot win.

This is an SF series who wants a sweeping space adventure packed with action and a wonderful cast of characters. You can also take a look at books one and two in the series, EARTH STRIKE and CENTER OF GRAVITY.

And of course give the new book a read:

Singularity Prologue and Chapter 1

 

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Kim Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD out now!!

At long last, Kim Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD is out today!  Don’t miss the 10th adventure in her bestselling Hollows series!

Kim is signing in numerous cities–don’t miss her! Complete tour info is here.  And please check on the signing requirements–registration may fill up quickly.

If you can’t make a signing, here’s how to get a personalized copy (HINT: DO NOW).

Here’s the first five chapters of A PERFECT BLOOD.

– Diana

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Eastercon

(aka a great weekend of unashamed geekery)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For all devotees of Fantasy and Sci-fi goodness, rejoice: Eastercon 2012 is almost upon us!

What the devil is Eastercon?

Eastercon is the ‘British National Science Fiction Convention’ that has been running in various guises since the 1940’s. It’s a convention run by fans, for the fans.

This means that over four days up to 1,200 fans converge to indulge in anything from 150-200 different events, including Discussion Panels, Quizzes, Talks and Interviews with celebrity guest stars, Workshops, an Art Show (an exclusive chance to buy original fan works of art), the Dealers Room – where professional distributors sit alongside homemade fan creations to form a colourful, indoor flea-market,  and the almighty Masquerade – an all-out fancy dress competition, often with entries made on the fly at the convention in the ‘Chaos Room’ – followed by a costumed disco dance-off.

You don’t buy a ticket to Eastercon, but rather a membership (around £50-£60), because it’s an immersive, interactive social experience – a chance to mingle with hundreds of like-minded enthusiasts. Every year the fans get to vote on who should host the next convention – this year Olympus won the bid – and it looks set to be stunner.

Eastercon 2012 will be held at the luxurious Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Heathrow this April, from Friday 6 to Sunday 9. The Radisson will play host to the traditional guest talks, panels, workshops, book launches, dealers’ room, art show and masquerade.

But also confirmed to spice up the mix are themed discos (Superheroes on Saturday and Robots on Sunday), a ceilidh (Gaelic folk-music and dancing), table-top gaming, demonstrations, an exclusive LARP game, screenings, author readings and even a few signings.

That’s not to say the talks and panels are to be sniffed at – potential topics include DC’s New 52 comics, Classic SF videogames and storytelling in videogames, alternate funding models in publishing (Kickstarter, Peerbackers as well as crowdsourcing your own funding), Fantasy and supernatural elements of the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries – and that’s just for starters. Talk about variety!

You can find a full rundown of the stalls for the 2012 Dealer’s room – an eclectic mix of book stalls, comics, costumes and jewelery – catering for a variety of tastes, from Anime fans to steampunkers.

Best of all, celebrities will be rubbing shoulders with their fans – guests of honour are Paul Cornell, Cory Doctorow, Tricia Sullivan – and George R R Martin himself. With the breakout success of HBO’s awesome Game of Thrones series, and Dance with Dragons being named Time’s novel of the year, you can expect to see a whole new wave of Westeros fans descending this Eastercon. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see George read and sign his books in person – and maybe even buy him a drink at the Radisson’s bar. It’s that mix of celebrity and intimacy that makes Eastercon so exciting. Cory Doctorow will be a big draw too – not only has his brilliant brand of sci-fi won him fans and awards – but his outspoken views on digital rights, and his habit of releasing his work under a Creative Commons license that endorses fan fiction, are sure to be hot topics on the talks and discussion panels.

Accommodation at the Radisson is currently full, so check in at the nearby Renaissance and Marriott Hotels for what committee chair Rita Medany calls ‘a great weekend of unashamed geekery.’ You can count us in!

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Stuck in a reading rut?

Don’t know what to read? Do the shelves of your local bookshops baffle, bamboozle and bafound (like confound but with more ba) you? Well, we, or rather the lovely folk at Locus, are here to help! Check out their 2011 reading list for some book recommendations that you can really sink your teeth into*.

http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/2012/02/2011-recommended-reading-list/

*Note that not all of the books are about vamps.

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Excerpt from SINGULARITY by Ian Douglas

SINGULARITY, book three in New York Times Bestseller Ian Douglas‘ STAR CARRIER series is on sale February 28th, but check out a sneak peak.

Five centuries in the future, the U.S. Navy, operating within a loose confederation of other Earth and Solar nations in defense of Earth’s Solar System, are engaged in a life or death struggle against a far-flung galactic empire bent on defeating human competition. Admiral James Alexander takes command of Battlegroup America after the Confederation’s bloody defeat at Arcturus. With the Confederation government in disarray, he seizes the initiative in taking the war deep into enemy territory in order to block the expected invasion of Earth’s solar system with fighter pilots from the fleet carrier Saratoga at his side.

This is a special series that no SF fan should miss. You can also take a look at books one and two in the series, EARTH STRIKE and CENTER OF GRAVITY.

Singularity Prologue and Chapter 1

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Kim Harrison’s New Novel, A PERFECT BLOOD!

We know you’re eager to keep reading Kim Harrison’s new Hollows novel, A Perfect Blood—and there are FIVE chapters below!

In the follow up to Pale Demon, ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other.

Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood.

She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.

And here are the excerpts!

A Perfect Blood, Chapter 1
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 2
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 3
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 4
A Perfect Blood, Chapter 5

To read the whole book, order it here! Also available as an ebook at all major retailers for all devices!

               

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A Game of Thrones – the enhanced ebook

If you haven’t heard about or seen this yet then get reading! The enhanced ebook features three new maps, – Westeros, King’s Landing and the Wall – audio content from the audio book read by Roy Dotrice, and hyperlinked character names.

Watch the video:

The Product Page to Download the full version is here:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/a-game-thrones-enhanced-ebook/id435840365?mt=11

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The Chemical Garden grows – Wither and Fever out today

For 17-year-old Rhine Ellery, a daring escape from a suffocating polygamous marriage is only the beginning…

Fever follows on from Wither, the first book in the Chemical Garden trilogy. In Wither 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is kidnapped and sold as a bride to Linden, a rich young man with a dying wife. Even though he is kind to her, Rhine is desperate to escape her gilded cage – and Linden’s cruel father. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in what little time she has left. This is now available in a beautiful paperback format.

The second in Lauren DeStefano’s The Chemical Garden Trilogy was also released today and Fever looks to be a guaranteed pleaser. The Handmaid’s Tale for a new generation. In Fever we see Rhine heading back to Manhattan on a quest to find her twin brother with the aid of fellow escapee Gabriel, but a world where women live to 20 and men die at 25, they soon find themselves out of their depth. We are sure you are just as eager as we were to get your hands on this second instalment from Lauren DeStafano and so we are offering you the chance to win yourself a copy – 5 up for grabs! Just let us know via twitter (@_thevoyager_) or email (thevoyager@harpercollins.co.uk) what you loved about Wither! If you haven’t read Wither yet, email or Tweet us why you want to and we will send 5 copies out to the people that persuade us!

‘Lauren DeStefano crafts an all too believable future. I loved the world, the romance, the writing – exactly the kind of book I’ve been craving to read.’

Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Click on the links below for two exclusive Fever wallpapers:

 http://harpervoyagerbooks.com/2012/02/14/fever-wallpaper-lights-in-the-distance/ 

 http://harpervoyagerbooks.com/2012/02/14/fever-wallpaper-ferris-wheel/ ​

 

We also had a give-away in-house! Check out the photos:

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From the Deep of the Dark by Stephen Hunt – OUT TODAY!

Continuing with the release of Stephen Hunt’s fantastic series, From the Deep of the Dark is the sixth marvellous tale of high adventure and derring-do from the master of steampunk literature, set in the world of The Court of the Air.

A daring underwater chase ends in a battle for the Kingdom itself…

The streets of Middlesteel are under attack by an unseen enemy, leaving bloodless corpses in its trail. The newssheets scream vampire, but the truth is even more deadly than anyone knows.

Charlotte Shades, Mistress of Mesmerism, is a thief – and a darned good one at that. When two mysterious men ask her to steal King Jude’s sceptre from the Parliament vaults, the challenge (and reward) is too great to pass up. After all, Charlotte’s natural charm and the magic of the gem she wears – the mysterious Eye of Fate – have never failed her before.

Only consulting detective Jethro Daunt and his steamman companion Boxiron know there’s more to these two men than meets the eye. Yet even as they rescue Charlotte from a fate worse than death, they are thrown into a plot thicker than even they realize. They escape beneath the waves in an ancient submarine led by Commodore Jethro Black, where they encounter stiff resistance from the strange people who inhabit the vast underwater kingdoms. But man, woman, seanore and gill-neck alike must band together if they are to defeat a danger that might not even be from this world…

OUT TODAY IN TPB!

Author website: http://stephenhunt.net/

Author blog: http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/index.php

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Jack Cloudie by Stephen Hunt – OUT TODAY in paperback!

A tale of high adventure and derring-do set in the same Victorian-style world as the acclaimed The Court of the Air and The Secrets of the Fire Sea.

Thanks to his father’s gambling debts, young Jack Keats finds himself on the streets and trying to survive as a pickpocket, desperate to graft enough coins to keep him and his two younger brothers fed.

Following a daring bank robbery gone badly awry, Jack narrowly escapes the scaffold, only to be pressed into Royal Aerostatical Navy. Assigned to the most useless airship in the fleet, serving under a captain who is most probably mad, Jack seems to be bound for almost certain death in the far-away deserts of Cassarabia.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Omar ibn Barir, the slave of a rich merchant lord finds his life turned upside down when his master’s religious sect is banned. Unexpectedly freed, he survives the destruction of his home to enter into the service of the Caliph’s military forces – just as war is brewing.

Two very similar young men prepare to face each other across a senseless field of war. But is Omar the enemy, or is Jack’s true nemesis the sickness at the heart of the Caliph’s court? A cult that hides the deadly secret to the origins of the gas being used to float Cassarabia’s new aerial navy.

If Jack and his shipmates can discover what Cassarabia’s aggressive new regime is trying to conceal, he might survive the most horrific of wars and clear his family’s name. If not…

OUT TODAY IN PAPERBACK!

Author website: http://stephenhunt.net/

Author blog: http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/index.php

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Kim Harrison’s A PERFECT BLOOD Tour 2012

Tuesday, February 21(7 p.m.)

Schuler’s Books and Music

20 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912

Wednesday, February 22 (7 p.m.)

Nicola’s Books

2513 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Thursday, February 23 (6 p.m.)

Boston Public Library

Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116

Friday, February 24 (7 p.m.)

Books-A-Million

700 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076

Saturday, February 25 (1 p.m.)

Eagle Eye Bookshop

2076 N Decatur Rd., Decatur, GA 30033

Sunday, February 26 (6 p.m.)

Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134

Monday, February 27 (6:30 p.m.)

Palm Beach County Library

Wellington Branch, 1951 Royal Fern Dr., Wellington, FL 33414

Wednesday, February 29 (7 p.m.)

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Strongsville Branch, 18700 Westwood Dr., Strongsville, OH 44136

Friday, March 2 (7:30 p.m.)

Tattered Cover Book Store

2526 E Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206

Saturday, March 3 (2 p.m.)

Dark Delicacies

3512 W Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505

Sunday, March 4 (2 p.m.)

Mysterious Galaxy San Diego

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111

Monday, March 5 (7 p.m.)

Borderlands Books

866 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Tuesday, March 6 (7 p.m.)

Barnes and Noble

1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066

Wednesday, March 7 (7 p.m.)

University Bookstore

4326 University Way, Seattle WA 98105

*Live Stream with Patricia Briggs*

Thursday, March 8 (7 p.m.)

Powell’s Bookstore

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005

Saturday, March 10 (5 p.m.)

Schuler’s Books and Music

3165 Alpine Ave. N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49544