When You Die — What To Do and How To Do It

Summerland

As the proud publishers of SUMMERLAND by Hannu Rajaniemi, we are honoured to be able to share this public message, prepared by the Ministry of Information, in co-operation with the National Death Service One day, you will die. We now understand this process in scientific terms: as a detachment of the soul from our three-dimensional aetheric plane. One of the cornerstones of modern society is providing every citizen with a painless transition and continued, comfortable existence in the Second Aether, colloquially known as Summerland. In spite of the Crown’s best efforts, many find the experience disturbing. And unless proper care…

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Happy Publication Day 22nd February!

Planetfall

Planetfall – Emma Newman From Emma Newman, the award-nominated author of Between Two Thorns, comes a novel of how one secret withheld to protect humanity’s future might be its undoing . . . Renata Ghali believed in Lee Suh-Mi’s vision of a world far beyond Earth, calling to humanity. A planet promising to reveal the truth about our place in the cosmos, untainted by overpopulation, pollution, and war. Ren believed in that vision enough to give up everything to follow Suh-Mi into the unknown. More than twenty-two years have passed since Ren and the rest of the faithful braved the starry…

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On the flight of bats | Does Writing Style Matter When It Comes To Fantasy? by MD Lachlan

How does a bat move? I had an interesting discussion with one famous fantasy writer recently when I said no decent writer should describe a bat as ‘flitting’. ‘Why?’ he said. ‘Bats do flit.’ Yup, they do and, were I sitting in a pub garden watching a bat fly overhead I might think ‘There flits a bat’. However, when we come to writing, more is required. Anyone can say a bat flits. A writer has to be more inventive. So I set my mind to it – and came up with this, which pleased me greatly. ‘A bat, bouncing on…

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Happy publication day 16th November!

Publication day

An epic publication day! Two titans of fantasy have new books out, a old classic re-joins the SF Masterworks and a paperback from one of the most original voices in modern fantasy.     Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson The eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson. In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive series, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe whose numbers are as great as their thirst for vengeance. The Alethi armies commanded by…

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Happy Publication Day 2nd November!

It’s publication day! For all of you who’ve been eagerly waiting for more of Tenth Anniversary Editions, we’ve got a bonanza for you! SIX beautiful new hardcover editions of your favourite books. And then for those who want something a little more portable, we’ve got a bunch of paperback releases including the sequel to what was described as ‘one of the most significant works of SF innew SF Masterwork, to the sequel to the one of the greatest SF stories ever told, an original truly epic fantasy, a thriller that will justify your fear of spiders and a reissue of…

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