The Fourth is very much with us this week as we are so very excited to release Joe Hill’s THE FIREMAN into the world. You loved it in hardback, now you can love it in paperback!
If you’ve been living underground for the past year here is a recap on this EPIC thriller. Nobody knew where the virus came from. FOX News said it had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s. MSNBC claimed it might’ve been created by engineers at Halliburton and stolen by Christians fixated on the Book of Revelation. But while every TV station debated the cause, the whole world exploded into fire.
Pregnant school nurse Harper Grayson has seen lots of people burn on TV, but the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the school.A man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, known as The Fireman, has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as both a shield and a weapon.Now, in a desperate fight to survive, Harper must learn The Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke, along with the rest of civilisation…
Praise for The Fireman:
“Clever, gripping and packs a hell of a punch”- Joanne Harris “Ominously superb” – Nick Harkaway “Joe Hill is a master storyteller” – Lauren Beukes “A contender for book of the year”- Sarah Pinborough “This book is incredible” – Lev Grossman ‘Original and gripping, a page-turner’ George R.R. Martin
Speaking of Mr. Martin, our second release of the day has us equally excited – HIGH STAKES, the latest in the WILD CARDS series edited by George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. This instalment delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel . . . Now in development for TV: rights to develop WILD CARDS for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of WILD CARDS, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.
Praise for WILD CARDS:
‘This exhilarating 23rd collaborative novel in the Wild Cards series . . . is a wild ride of good, blood-pumping fun that packs a surprisingly emotional punch for a book that looks on the surface like just another superhero adventure’ – Publishers Weekly ‘Eminently readable, and stands alone well, this has laugh out loud moments, pathos and action aplenty to please even the most discerning of readers’ – British Fantasy Society ‘The shared-world series known as Wild Cards has had a long and illustrious history of contributors and achievements’ – SciFi.com ‘Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers. . . . Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end’ – Locus