Saturday, April 7, 2012

Recent and forthcoming books

Madeline Ashby – VN. Angry Robot £8.99. The First Machine Dynasty. “Amy Peterson is a von Neuman machine – a self-replicating humanoid robot.  “…When her grandmother arrives and attacks her mother, little Amy wastes no time: she eats her alive…”
Michael Crichton & Richard Preston – Micro. HarperCollins £7.99. Crichton’s unfinished manuscript completed by Preston. “Three men are found dead in a locked Honolulu office. There is no sign of a struggle, but their bodies are covered in ultra-fine razor cuts.”
Dana Fredsti – Plague Town. Titan £6.99. An Ashley Parker Novel. This is the first in an urban fantasy series of zombie novels. “People are dying. Then they are waking up. Hungry.”
Deborah Harkness – Shadow of Night. Headline £16.99. The sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls trilogy. Historical fantasy, coming in July.
Ian Irvine – Vengeance. Orbit £8.99. The Tainted Realm, book 1. “Twelve years ago two, children witnessed a murder that still haunts them as adults… A realm in peril… A people betrayed… One slave holds the key…”
Paul S Kemp – The Hammer and the Blade. Angry Robot £7.99. A tale of Egil & Nix. “Kill the demon… Steal the treasure… Retire to a life of luxury.” That’s the plan, but like all good ideas…
Helen Lowe – The Gathering of the Lost. Orbit £13.99. The Wall of Night, book 2. “Five years after the Darkswarm assault on her stronghold home, Malian of Night remains missing… But not all accept her death and now her enemies are on the hunt…”
Mike Shevdon – Strangeness and Charm. Angry Robot £8.99. The Courts of the Feyre, book 3. Urban fantasy.

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