Two fantastic books are released into the wild today: one from a legend of the genre and another from simply one of the best science fiction writers around. Read on for details!
Thin Air – Richard Morgan
An atmospheric tale of corruption and abduction set on Mars, from the author of the award-winning science fiction novel Altered Carbon, out now on Netflix.
An ex-corporate enforcer, Hakan Veil, is forced to bodyguard Madison Madekwe, part of a colonial audit team investigating a disappeared lottery winner on Mars. But when Madekwe is abducted, and Hakan nearly killed, the investigation takes him farther and deeper than he had ever expected. And soon Hakan discovers the heavy price he may have to pay to learn the truth.
Praise for Richard Morgan:
‘A hugely entertaining and smartly written book’ SFX Magazine on Thin Air
‘An astonishing piece of work. Intriguing and inventive in equal proportions’ Peter F. Hamilton on Altered Carbon
‘Outstanding. An astonishing first novel’ The Times on Altered Carbon
The Books of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the timeless and beloved A Wizard of Earthsea. Includes six novels, short stories and non-fiction, and with over fifty illustrations by Charles Vess.
Now for the first time ever, all together in one volume, The Books of Earthsea, contains the early short stories, Le Guin’s ‘Earthsea Revisioned’ Oxford lecture, and new Earthsea stories, never before printed. With a new introduction by Le Guin herself, this essential edition will also include over fifty illustrations by renowned artist Charles Vess, specially commissioned and selected by Le Guin, to bring her refined vision of Earthsea and its people to life in a totally new way.
– 1,008 pages
– 56 illustrations (including seven lavishly coloured plate sections)
– maps of Earthsea
– stunningly beautiful endpapers
– Six novels
– 4 short stories
– An essay
Stories include: ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’, ‘The Tombs of Atuan’, ‘The Farthest Shore’, ‘Tehanu’, ‘Tales From Earthsea’, ‘The Other Wind’, ‘The Rule of Names’, ‘The Word of Unbinding’, ‘The Daughter of Odren’, and ‘Earthsea Revisioned: A Lecture at Oxford University’
Praise for Ursula K. Le Guin:
‘[This] trilogy made me look at the world in a new way, imbued everything with a magic that was so much deeper than the magic I’d encountered before then. This was a magic of words, a magic of true speaking’ Neil Gaiman
‘The Earthsea trilogy . . . is a memorable exploration of the relationship between life and death. . . Ged, its hero, must face his shadow self before it devours him. Only then will he become whole. In the process, he must contend with the wisdom of dragons: ambiguous and not our wisdom, but wisdom nonetheless’ Margaret Atwood
‘The greatest American writer of her generation . . . her work deepened, expanded and challenged my expectations of literature, [and] awed me with the power of an unfettered imagination’ Michael Chabon
‘A Wizard of Earthsea reads like the retelling of a tale first told centuries ago, and whose twists and turns have been handed down through generations of storytellers. It is timeless. . . . Le Guin’s words are magical. Drink this magic up. Drown in it. Dream it’ David Mitchell