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Happy Publication Day 18th August 2016!

Gollancz Author: - August 18th, 2016
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FullSizeRenderIt’s publication day and we’ve got books at every stage of novel life. We’ve got a first book, a last book and middle book as well as one carrying lots of little books; we’ve got fantasy, urban fantasy and science fiction; we’ve got a book for all seasons so pick one (or more) and dive in!

Obelisk by Stephen Baxter returns to the world of Proxima and Ultima with this stunning collection of short stories.

A remarkable collection of short stories and novellas from one of our greatest SF authors.

This collection contains stories set in the worlds of the bestselling duology ULTIMA and PROXIMA, which expand on the characters and worlds of that series, including two brand new short stories. There are also a selection of alternate histories and possible futures, building on Baxter’s work with Terry Pratchett on the LONG EARTH series.

Confirms Stephen Baxter’s place as one of the greatest practitioners of the SF short story.

‘This impressive collection is a fine introduction to Baxter’s fascinating, complex world’ SFX

‘A . . . terrific compilation of stories, best read as a companion to the novels, but strong enough to stand on its own’ Daily Mail

Obelisk is out now in hardback, trade paperback, and ebook.

 

Heart of Granite by James Barclay has been described as ‘a fantasy Battlestar Galactica’, ‘Top Gun with dragons’, ‘just really cool’ just to name a few. What it most definitely is is the first in an amazing new series from the author who brought you The Raven.

The world has become a battleground in a war which no side is winning. But for those determined to retain power, the prolonged stalemate cannot be tolerated so desperate measures must be taken.

Max Halloran has no idea. He’s living the brief and glorious life of a hunter-killer pilot. He’s an ace in the air, on his way up through the ranks, in love, and with his family’s every need provided for in thanks for his service, Max has everything . . .

. . . right up until he hears something he shouldn’t have, and refuses to let it go. Suddenly he’s risking his life and the lives of all those he cares about for a secret which could expose corruption at the highest levels, and change the course of the war.

One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble . . .

‘A stunning blend of fantasy and scifi . . . I cannot recommend this book highly enough’ PARMENION BOOKS

‘Barclay does dragons the way dragons should be: fire-breathing death-from-above terror machines; the only things more badass are the people who ride them’ Stephen Deas

Heart of Granite is out now in trade paperback and ebook

 

The Watcher of Dead Time by Edward Cox brings his Relic Guild trilogy to a stunning and satisfying close. If you’re one of those who has been biding their time because you can’t abide starting something without an end, this one’s most definitely for you! The Relic Guild trilogy (The Relic Guild, The Cathedral of Known Things, The Watcher of Dead Time) is a modern, fast-paced, hugely atmospheric fantasy with a cast of characters you’ll immediately fall in love with.

Labrys Town, home to a million humans cut off from the rest of the universe, has been invaded. Those who protected it have been deposed.

The Relic Guild are scattered across the worlds of the Aelfir. Many of them are dead or dying. The Genii control everything. The war is almost over.

Clara, a young woman barely able to control her werewolf side, has seen her friends and mentors killed in front of her. She is the last hope for Labrys Town.

But someone else is watching…

The dramatic conclusion to the award-nominated fantasy trilogy which began with THE RELIC GUILD.

‘Overall this is a high concept fantasy packed with ideas, weird and wonderful characters and a mix of styles, at times evoking noir, urban fantasy, flavours of steampunk (in the depiction of anachronistic technology) and grotesque body-horror David Cronenberg would be proud of. Thought you knew where modern fantasy was at? The Relic Guild will challenge your assumptions’ British Fantasy Society

‘Ed Cox has created a lush, detailed world while also hinting at a larger backstory that will be revealed in volumes to come’ SFX

The Watcher of Dead Time is out now in trade paperback, eBook and audio download

                                                                

The Sight by Chloe Neill continues the story of The Devils Isle from the author of The Chicagoland Vampires series.

The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over.  But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .

Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with every other Paranormal left in the city.

Bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered Claire’s secret, but refused to turn her in. Together they saved New Orleans from the resurgence of magic that nearly destroyed it. But now a dangerous cult is on the rise, and it will take both Claire and Liam – and magical allies within Devil’s Isle’s towering walls – to defeat the occult threat before magic corrupts them both . . .

The Sight is out now in paperback and eBook

 

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