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Something that caused some eyebrows to raise was the omission from the roll call of the previous year's cinematic and television personalities departed of the late, great Barry Norman. A shame for one who did so much to promulgate interest in cinema. The US Oscars have been presented. The first Planet of the Apes film went on general release 50 years ago and they still hold their own today.
Film pundit Mark Kemode explores some of these wondering whether Star Wars will look as good in half a century's time. New Fahrenheit film to launch 19th May.
Based on the novel, that won Retro-Hugo Award in , by Ray Bradbury tribute song here , it is set in a not-too-distant future in which books are illegal and burned on sight by 'firemen'. It was famously previously, stylishly, brought to the big screen by Francois Truffaut in His version is released on HBO in May. Yet another new Star Wars trilogy of films to be made. Only last season it was reported that a new trilogy of films had been green lit helmed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and his long-standing collaborator Ram Bergman as producer.
Now Disney have announced that they are commissioning another new Star Wars trilogy of films. The latest new trilogy will be helmed by David Benioff and D. Weiss who worked on the Game of Thrones television series. Star Wars' Snoke has a backstory. Dune to be two new films. The reboot will span two films and take at least two years, says Denis Blade Runner Villeneuve. He has also said that it will be the Star Wars film he never saw, a Star Wars for adults.
Annihilation accused of whitewashing. Annihilation is Alex Garland's recently released film and based on the Jeff VanderMeer novel which we rated at the beginning of as being one of the best SF novels of and which went on to receive Locus as well as recognition. The film has been accused of whitewashing predominantly by elements in Hollywood.
American and European ethnic minorities with those of white ethnicity. Alex Garland is not known for being racist, either consciously or unconsciously, and so the accusations came as a surprise. Here importantly, it should be noted that Alex Garland based the film on a on a pre-publication galley proof of the first book in the series. This is key as the trilogy's two characters' ethnicity is not described until book two of the trilogy, Authority ; Garland had no way of knowing how these characters' ethnic background would eventually be revealed.
Accusations need to be meaningful and founded on a valid happenstance of an incident of concern: if not the self-righteous accusers can only undermine issues that legitimately deserve attention. As recent major cinematic offerings such as The Ghost in the Shell trailer here and Doctor Strange trailer here suggest whitewashing is a genuine minority representation problem. The Shape of Water is accused of being a plagiarised production. Up till now The Shape of Water had been doing well on the film fest circuit and has been nominated in 13 Oscar Award categories.
The plagiarising claim is that there are at least 61 similarities between the two works, including that both are s Cold War stories that an unmarried cleaner and her friendship with a marine creature. In the play it is a dolphin, and in the film it is a gilled, humanoid creature. The case also refers to an interview in which del Toro said author Daniel Kraus told him, in , of an idea "about a janitor that kidnaps an amphibian-man from a secret government facility".
Apparently, Kraus is said to have come up with the idea as a teenager and that would have been in , the year a television version of Zindel's play was broadcast. Solo film posters accused of copying artist Hachim Bahous album cover designs. The Han Solo film's promotional posters by Disney do look very similar in terms of design to Hachim Bahous album cover designs: including similar fonts, colour schemes and picture styling.
The similarities have been discussed in the social media and notably on Facebook. Film clip download tip! From Joe Penna, and lasting 40 minutes longer than most of our vid links , this offering has only now come to our attention. You can see it here. Soon the population is decimated. To survive you have to stay quiet. You can see the trailer here. Live without limits in a world where every human appetite can be indulged at the dawn of artificial consciousness. Season 2 begins around the time we post this seasonal news page. However it will simultaneously be available in Europe and elsewhere through iTunes and various on-demand platforms.
When the Universe decides what it wants, it's pointless to resist. With his family's life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world, or destroy it. This is directed, and with a screen story written, by Matthew Santoro.
In a Mad Max post-apocalyptic style future where water and petrol are scarce, a prince from the oasis one of the last known safe-havens must venture out to find medicine for the ailing queen Lucy Liu , but along the way he gets mixed up with the warlord James Franco and his robot Ash Suki Waterhouse , which leads to a daring journey through the desolate wastelands. Also stars Milla Jovovich.
It has been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. And then the island's volcano threatens to erupt. The film goes on general release 22nd June Altered Hours is a North American time travel film.
A young insomniac's black-market sleep aid sends his mind time-travelling one day into the future, where he's the suspect in the disappearance of a girl he hasn't met -- yet. It is not yet being released outside of N. America but should be available soon on DVD. Perfect is a North American art house SF film. What if you wanted your son to be perfect? This actually came out in but has only mainly been seen at a few fantastic film fests. It now has a limited N. American release but the rest of us may pick it up on DVD. This action adventure is set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life.
But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down following a street attack that leaves him paralysed, his only hope is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. However, this does not only repair his spinal cord so he can walk, but it can tie into an artificial intelligence that can control his movements with ninja-like precision.
After this we should be able to get the DVD over here in Europe. Yes, the sequel to the Hugo winning film, The Incredibles will be out this June. Stonkingly funny, this animation follows the antics of a family of superheroes. We have had two short teasers and now the first trailer is here. You can see the short trailer here.
The latest Marvel Comics superhero franchise to hit cinemas in October. This is the second instalment of J. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. You can see the short video here.
Want more? See last season's video clip recommendations here. This page is based on the weekly UK box office ratings over the past year up to Easter. You can use this page if you are stuck for ideas hiring a DVD for the weekend. For a forward look as to film releases of see our film release diary. Summer Television News. Lost in Space re-boot series just launched. Season 1 of the series has just become available on NetFlix as we post this season's news page.
Loosely based on the much-loved series, this new version is grittier. In the year , The Robinson Family and the spaceship Jupiter 2 encounters a rip in space-time to crash on an unknown planet. The fifth season commences after Easter. The season launches on 24th April and sees in the storyline six years having passed.
Teaser trailer here. The City and the City mini-series is half-way through. Try to catch the last two episodes broadcast and stream the first two on BBC i-Player. Two cities s style Beszel and the modern Ul Quoma co-exist, intertwined with blocks and sectors of one amidst the other. Yet the people in each must not acknowledge the existence of the other lest the incur the wrath of the secret police keeping the two apart.
Think of it as a spatially more complex version of the cold war Berlin type set-up but without a physical wall. Your life could depend on it. And Sheldon's not a happy bunny. The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilization gone.
Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life. Set free from their collective past and societal rules the group has the freedom to be who they want to be. In their struggle for survival, they discover that even in a post-apocalyptic world there's still love, jealousy, coming of age, and many of the problems they thought they'd left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew.
Filming the 5th season of Black Mirror has begun. The news that Netflix had ordered a fifth season came in March and just a few weeks later writer Charlie Brooker announced that shooting had commenced. Clearly Brooker had a couple of stories all lined up and ready to go. One was already being filmed and a second with filming to commence around Easter. A Conan the Barbarian television series green lit. The series is based on the Robert E. Howard series of books and short stories concerning a dark ages a mythic 'Hyborian' age type warrior on a quasi parallel Earth by Crom.
Robert E. Howard created a rich, sword and sorcery world peopled by heroes and villains other than Conan , so there is plenty for a TV series of several season's to mine. The bad news; it is the perishers at the Amazon channel behind the series. The s alien invasion series V is to return as a film and possibly a trilogy. Created by Kenneth Johnson, the original miniseries concerned an alien invasion of reptiles disguised as humanoids who invaded the Earth to create a totalitarian super-state for their own nefarious purposes.
The show was popular in the US; there was less appetite for it over here in Europe, possibly as for many WWII was still in living memory. Leaving aside the plot, one of the show's other weaknesses was the poor state of televisual special effects at the time. Kenneth Johnson left the original franchise during the V: The Final Battle episodes apparently due to'creative differences'.
Now, Kenneth Johnson wants to makea high budget trilogy of films and it looks like this might happen with Desilu Studios the studio founded by Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz, that produced the first to season's of the original Star Trek. The studio is now under new management and the V film is, as far as we know, its first project. Following last season's news that Amazon was to adapt The Lord of the Rings for television, it now looks like Amazon TV will be adapting Iain Banks widescreen space opera Culture series of an ultra-advanced civilisation amidst a galaxy of races at various levels of development.
This immediately raised a number of questions by members of the online SF community and media as to how capable would be the adaptation? First up was whether the adaptation would be another example of whitewash? It was made clear in a number of the Culture novels that members of the Culture were generically humanoid in shape but coloured light brown.
So will the cast be a mix of Asian, Oriental and Middle Eastern? Or will it be whitewashed Caucasian? Finally, would Iain have approved of the Culture being adapted to a visual medium? While Iain was happy for his mundane fiction to be adapted to the television, he commented a number of times that he was not sure wheher cinema or television could capture the spectacle of the Culture, which was probably best left to the imagination.
And even if he was, would he be happy with a company like Amazon undertaking the venture? Expect this series to come under some scrutiny from the SF community. George R. Martin's Nightflyers trailer now out. The new TV series, as we reported last season , takes us away from sword and sorcery fantasy like The Game of Thrones to space science fiction. It will be coming to us via Syfy this northern hemisphere summer.
Martin describes it as a cross between a ghost story and Psycho in outer-space. There was an additional book only half written by Peake and completed by his widow posthumously in The classic Brit s television series The Prisoner is to be re-incarnated in comic strip form. The Prisoner had its 50th anniversary last year and this prompted the Brit publishers Titan Comics to consider the project.
And now it has come to fruition. The comic series will be written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Colin Lorimer and will be out this summer. Having missed the 50th anniversary of the show's first broadcast Great Britain and Canada , Titan are saying that the series release will mark the 50th anniversary of its first US broadcast.
Spin worthy on Number 2 himself. Actually this was first posted to the net by the Beeb Beeb Ceeb last year but we missed it. Rowan Atkinson as Doctor Who from the You can see the minute video here. This is hardly surprising as we have now lost the J. Atwood is Britain's leading 'literary' author as the book sector defines it not our sleight against Pullman in terms of sales.
Mid-list authors drive growth in British book sector. According to an analysis by The Bookseller on UK bookselling in , it is the mid-list authors that are behind the sector's growth; this is a change from recent years in which it was the big-selling authors driving growth. First a word about the figures which come from BookScan who are used by most UK retailers and publishers. BookScan does not provide a complete picture of UK publishing but, rest assured, does provide a good snapshot of most selling by the large and mid-to-large publishers as well as shops and the main on-line retailers.
In collectively in the UK there were some 9, authors. Here there 1, such authors, which is up authors more in this bracket compared to It is the former mid-list authors' sales that have kept the UK book sector going and are behind the sector's small growth. But what of the top supper authors, you may well cry? It really is the mid-list authors that are keeping things going. The Government's latest threat to British science publishing. Indeed, it has long been known that scholarship activities which includes academic book writing have been heavily eroded.
This along with the past decade of public library closures and it is almost as if the government in its penny-pinching has a war on knowledge. They are saying that once again writing science books, unless they are free open access, will not be included in the next research assessment to be called the research Excellence Framework. Science books written by university staff are written by people who are paid for by the tax-payer and so their output should be free to the public.
It also has two other arguments: health patients should be able to read free health science books, and free books will help students become researcher. He also said that he did not "think that cutting costs is a driver particularly". The science publishers asked how science book publishing would be funded, to which the answer was that new funding models would have to be sought. As for what these might be, what did he have to say?
Gender pay gap less in publishing than the British economy on average. Now that large British companies have to reveal their median and mean per capita pay by gender, we can see the gender pay gap in British publishing. Remember, this has to put in the context of on average in great Britain women being paid Turning to science and Springer-Nature also has a slightly less than national average gap at New Icelandic urban fantasy author has been signed by Gollancz.
Seven Devils and its sequel is a widescreen, military space opera by established authors Laura Lam and Elizabeth May. It is diverse sci-fi that features a kick-ass group of unlikely heroes worthy of Star Wars: Rogue One or Becky Chambers novels. Eris and Clo are two resistance fighters for a rebel group, caught up in a battle to put a stop to the pitiless Tholosian Empire conquering planet after planet, ruling people via a mind-control programme called the Oracle. Elizabeth May is the author of the fantasy trilogy ' The Falconer'.
The books will be published next summer His previous books include Red Dwarf novels, Fat and Incompetence. Summer Forthcoming SF Books. Post-apocalyptic set in the wake of the 2nd American Civil war that began in This is the first in the Rise of the Jain space opera sequence.
One of a number of Asher re-prints Pan are releasing over the summer. If you like Neal, but came to him relatively recently, then this is your chance to catch-up.
A must for those interested in the previous generation's SF. Apparently, worldwide there are million players of the computer game. This book is the follow-up to Minecraft: The Island.
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The alien Xeelee are back and this time they want to re-write history. This relates to a long-standing series of occasional stories. Click on the title link for a standalone review of the hardback. This follows on from the above widescreen space opera. A must for Baxter fans, and for those into space opera you will want to check out his Xeelee sequence. During the course of their trip, a mysterious ship with devastatingly advanced technology attacks the station. Adrift in outer space, out of contact with civilisation and on a vastly underequipped ship, these passengers are out of their depth.
Buying Time by E. No info received. Hundreds of years ago the last humans left the Earth. But this is old history. Today, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. And hen a disaster rocks an already fragile community, those Exodans who have not left for alien settlements struggle to answer the question: What is the purpose of a ship that has reached its destination? This sees a world in which people can be digitally recreated from their on-line life's worth of data.
Freya has a new virtual assistant. It knows what she likes, knows what she wants and knows whose voice she most needs to hear: her missing sister's. It adopts her sister's personality, recreating her through a life lived online. This data ghost knows everything about Freya's sister: every date she ever went on, every photo she took, every secret she ever shared. In fact it knows things it shouldn't be possible to know. It's almost as if her sister is still out there somewhere, feeding fresh updates into the cloud.
But that's impossible. Isn't it? Space opera. In a star system dominatedby the brutal Vathek, year old Amani dreams of life before the occupation: she dreams of travelling beyond her isolated moon. When adventure comes, it is not what Amani expects. Juvenile SF for teenagers and a debut novel from a former bookseller in a bookshop's children's section.
Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Myths and Legends is a collection of the most enduring of these tales: stories Time Lords have told for thousands of years that explain their culture, their history, their hopes and fears. When a heist goes wrong, Orry Kent goes on the run with a stolen pendent originally crafted by the mysterious civilization that once lived on the Shattermoon. Rob Grant is, of course, known for being the co-creator of Red Dwarf.
Now he is back with a new novel which is in fact a novelisation of a forthcoming, six-part BBC Radio 4 series. Churchill is Prime Minister for the last time. Rationing is still in force. People like living in it is familiar and reassuring, and Britain knows its place in the world. Few have noticed it has been for the past 65 years. Meet Professor Quanderhorn: a brilliant maverick scientific genius who has absolutely no moral compass. Even if he destroys it in the process. Only, perhaps, the maverick genius of professor Quanderhorn can save the day. Survival in post-apocalyptic rural England.
When Chen's parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to the study of the phenomenon. The more he learns, the more he comes to realise that the lightning is just the tip of a new branch of physics. This is the second mass paperback edition release of the second in the 'Three Body Problem' trilogy that began with The Three-Body Problem that won the Hugo for Best novel.
Click on the title link for a standalone review. The film of the trilogy at least the first book is due to be released in China this summer and elsewhere late in the year. This is a new mass market edition of the award-winning first novel in a trilogy. Knaves Over Queens edited by George R. Four female scientists invent time travel in thes and then one of them has a breakdown.
In , Ruby knows that her grandma Bee was a pioneer, but they never talked about her past. Time travel is now big business, though Bee has never been a part of it. Blackfish City by Sam J. After the climate wars, a floating city was constructed in the Arctic Circle. She disappears into the crowds looking for someone she lost thirty years ago, followed by whispers of a vanished people who could bond with animals.
Her arrival draws together four people and sparks a chain of events that will lead to unprecedented acts of resistance. Now he turns to SF. From the competitive pricing, and that this is one of the few hardbacks Orbit are publishing this spring, the publishers must reckon that this could do well. The AD classic graphic novel from reprinted in small format. One Way by S. Frank is serving a life sentence for murdering his son's drug-dealer. So when he is offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations, the company that runs the prison, he takes it.
He has been selected to help construct the first base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty as he.
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As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply. Morden is a past winner of the P. Dock Award and is a planetary geoscientist. We suspect this could be a rather good. Hard SF thriller. This is the sequel to Sleeping Giants.
Rose Fuller tries to discover the mysteries of an ancient technology before the Earth is lost forever. As a child Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery - a huge metallic hand, buried deep in the earth. She has since focused her scientific career on uncovering everything she can about the hand and the other gigantic body parts found scattered about the globe. When another robot is discovered and lashes out, Dr Franklin is closer to learning its secrets than ever before. But as more machines appear, Earth looks set for an invasion for which it is colossally unprepared.
Mankind's only chance is for Rose and her team to uncover the mysteries of this ancient technology before the Earth is lost to them forever. The last part of the trilogy, Only Human , is to be released in hardback on the 3rd May. No publication details on this last provided. Sony, the producers of Jurassic Park , are making a major feature film of Sleeping Giants. Theo Miller works in the criminal audit office carefully assessing each crime and making sure that the debt to society is repaid in full.
What if your life were defined by a number? What if any crime could be committed, so long as you could afford to pay the penalty fee? Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when Theo's ex-lover Dani is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up. Set in the Planetfall universe this standalone is a dark tale of a woman stationed on Mars who slowly starts to doubt her own memories and sanity.
After months of travel, Anna Kubrick finally arrives on Mars for her new job as a geologist and de facto artist-in-residence. Throwing herself into her work, she tries her best to fit in with the team. The note warns her not to trust the colony psychologist. This is the follow-up to the acclaimed Too Like the Lightening. Part three of the above. The sequel to From Darkest Skies off-world thriller. Keon Rause has finally put the ghost of his dead wife behind him.
Genome by A. After surviving one of the deadliest epidemics in history, Dr. Peyton Shaw has uncovered a global conspiracy that will change humanity forever. Thirty years ago, Dr. To protect the secret, Kraus hid his work and disappeared. Now the technology exists to finally understand the mysterious code buried deep in the human genome. She believes his work is the key to stopping a global threat. For Peyton, finding it may come at an unacceptable price: she must weigh the lives of strangers against those she loves. Pandemic by A. The previous book to the above, now out as a mass market paperback.
An anthology of shorts visioning the future by both new and established writers. This is a debut novel and space opera with a Dune or Book of the New Sun riff. Hadrian Marlowe, privileged first son of a Duke was destined for greatness, and he has become a legend. The Sun-Slayer. The Breaker of Sieges. The Crusher of Civilisations. His is a story which defined the course of worlds.
Of being passed over by his father for rule in favour of his younger brother, and sent to a military academy against his wishes. This is a near-ish future police procedural thriller. This is a standalone novel but also a follow-up to Scalzi's Lock In. From the pre-publicity, this looks like science fantasy. Hunted by G. Rex is a good dog and faithfully devoted to his master. Rex is also genetically engineered, 7-foot tall to the shoulder and bullet proof. But what happens when his master is tried as a war criminal?
A panoramic vision of a near-future California that has been devastated by NK3, a memory-destroying virus from North Korea. He has a plan that might destroy the few remaining humans. Their slave races have risen in revolt, some in support of the Ancient, some just out for themselves. On the outskirts of human influence various alien species are massing, ready to take what they can get. And one inventor has created a device which might change the course of the war. But nobody knows quite where it is.
A year old girl awakes in a future in which human emotions are extinct and people rely on personal assistant robots to navigate daily life. Now, you may be wondering what on Earth a university press is doing publishing science fiction? Good question. The answer may very well be that the author is a researcher into artificial intelligence. This could be one to check out? Set in a future in which the old live almost forever while children die young.
This follows the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn. This is the sequel to Star Wars: Thrawn to which Allen gave a good review see link and apparently this was matched by healthy sales. Summer Forthcoming Fantasy Books. The latest and seventh PC Grant fantastical police procedurals in his popular Rivers of London series of novels.
Horror based on the internet's Slenderman motif. The fourth and final in the Red Queen series. This is the second in the Books of Babel series following Selin Ascends. Selin continues to search for his wife but finds that getting back into the Tower of Babel is as difficult as it was leaving it.
Forced by necessity into a life of piracy, Selin and his eclectic crew struggle to survive aboard their stolen airship. Hopeless and desolate, they turn to a legend of the Tower: the mysterious Sphinx. But help from the Sphinx does not come cheaply, and one of his crew already knows the terrible cost. But will their powers be enough? John and Carole are brother and sister, with John known to the sci-fi community as the actor who played Jack Harkness in Doctor Who. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. A welcome reprint of the classic novel, with illustrations.
Barren by Peter V. A new novella set in his Demon sequence world. This is book 2 of 'the Fall of Shannara' series. Tensions in the Four Lands are high. The mysterious force that laid waste to Paranor has revealed a more human face. While some gain a new understanding of the invaders and what they are after, others continue their existing quests even as the peril rises. This is a collection of shorts but all relate to Harry Dresden , Chicago's only wizard P. This will delight the huge number of Dresden fans. Aranthur is a student.
He showed little magical talent, studies at the local academy, and is nothing particularly special. Others are smarter. Others are more talented. Others are quicker to pick up techniques. But, he is the one who breaks his journey home at an inn. He steps in to help when a young woman is thrown off a stagecoach into the snow at the side of the road. And he is the one drawn into a fight to protect her. Epic historical fantasy debut. There's rivalry between the Anakim and the Sutherners. This is the sequel to The Tethered Mage. Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war.
But before an invasion can begin, they must call a rare gathering of all seventeen lords to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war, and she is ready to make any sacrifice if it means saving Raverra from destruction. The final in the Greatcoat quartet. A welcome reprint of the third in the Vorrh trilogy. An anthology of shorts from various authors that includes a new George R.
Martin 'A Song of Fire and Ice' tale. The next in the Shadow series. Kings of Ashes by Raymond E. First in an epic series called Firemane, with four great kingdoms on the brink of war. Imagine a world where all humans hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies close to death while the Winter Consuls watch over the vulnerable sleeping.
A collection of shorts all set in the 'Outlander' world. Note: This was previously published as A Trail of Fire but this contains two new stories. Sequel to Caraval. Epic fantasy loosely inspired by King Lear. The 'War God' trilogy concludes. Runelight by Joanne M. This follows on from Runemarks. The Testimony of Loki by Joanne M. This follows The Gospel of Loki. Which Loki, through the power of dream, may have found.
This 9th and final book in the Iron Druid Chronicles. The Norse gods face-off in a battle to determine the fate of mankind. This is the sequel to Between the Blade and the Heart. Now there is a lot of stuff and nonsense mainly by would-be professional authors that much good work is rejected by commercial publishers.
Really, why would they turn away work that would potentially sell? Yet as the Shallcross' book below indicates, very few one in one-and-a-half thousand in Shallcross' case actually make it bypassing the traditional author-to-agent-to-publisher route. Amanda Freeks Hocking is another of these extremely rare cases. She originally self-published her work as an e-book and had not sold anything before after which her e-book sales were a million copies of her 17 novels within a year of her finally releasing them.
She was then signed by commercial publishers. Pan now say that she has just had her millionth copy commercially sold! This is a ghost story with a bit of a gothic feel to it. Set in a grand, Cornish house, something is waiting in the mirror behind a closed door. The secretive Dark Angels battle the might of the Tau Empire alongside new allies. This is the second in the Deadman's Cross historical fantasy sequence. The Demons have broken out of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind's destruction.
This is the first in a historical military fantasy trilogy inspired by 20th century China and filled with treachery and magic. The immortal primarch, Vulkan, makes a dangerous journey to the heart of the Imperium. Lafferty Omnibus by R. Acclaimed as one of the most original voices in modern literature, Raphael Aloysius Lafferty drew more from traditional oral storytelling techniques than from the usual pulp roots of SF. Writers of the calibre of Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe acknowledge him as a major influence and force in the field.
Following Red Sister this is the second in the Book of the Ancestor sequence. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by the ruthless No Peak and Mountain families.
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The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all in the families, from their grandest patriarch to even the lowliest motorcycle runner on the streets. This is the start of a new heroic fantsy series. Humans, orcs, mages, elves and dwarves all jostle for success and survival in the cramped quarters of the city of Yenara, while understaffed Watch Wardens struggle to keep its citizens in line.
In the most dangerous district in the city, Rem and Torval have been perfecting their good cop, bad cop routine. But when a perplexing case of arson leads to a series of gruesome murders, the two partners must challenge their own assumptions and loyalties if they are to wrest justice from the chaos and keep their ward from tearing itself apart. The Empire is contemplating crossing the wasteland known as The Misery, to march on the Republic. This is the second in the Gods of Blood and Powder series and set in the same universe as the Powder mage trilogy. It follows Sins of Empire.
This is the sequel to Blackwing , of which Allen says will appeal to fans of grimdark. The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. This is the third in the 'Crimson Empire' trilogy.
Book 2 of the Ascension Cycle. The battle for the city is over, but the aftermath of a revolution is never simple. Sarine begins to experience visions, ones which make her dragon companion sicker every day. She ventures into the wild, chasing the only person who might know how to save him. Erris pushes towards conquest and the need to expand her territory and restore her power.
But the armies of the Old World are waiting. Exiled from his tribe, Arak'Jur apprentices himself to a deadly master. A tale told over five generations of a family of witches whose genetic inheritance is both dangerous and an extraordinary gift. The final in the Themis Files trilogy. It follows Sleeping Giants and apparently Sony may be turning this into a film. People are on the lookout for children born with the mark This is the first in a new trilogy. This is a ghost story in which a recently widowed woman sees out her pregnancy in her husband's crumbling estate.
ISBN It is The Second World War never happened. How do you start a revolution against rulers you cannot escape even in death? In , death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Now this book has been a long-time coming. We reported back in that this was due to be delivered in the autumn of presumably for a release.
Indeed we have twice since put this in our forthcoming books list. Third time lucky? Here's hoping that Gollancz held off to enable books 2 and 3 could come out in a reasonably timeous way. Hannu's Quantum Thief trilogy's first book came out to critical acclaim, albeit the next two books were challenging, but rewarding if you could stick with them. It will be interesting to see how this new trilogy plays out. A standalone novel involving the sorcerer Geralt de Rivia. This is the next in the paranormal, romance, psy-changeling 'Trinity' series.
The Glass Breaks by A. Seventeen-year-old Duncan Greenfire is alive. Three hours ago, he was chained to the rocks and submerged as the incoming tide washed over his head. It is the th year of the Dark Age. The Sea Wolves, like all Eastron, can break the glass and step into the void, slipping from the real world and reappearing wherever they wish.
Wielding their power, they conquered the native Pure Ones and established the Kingdom of the Four Claws. Walking between the worlds of Form and Void, the Sea Wolves glorify in piracy and slaughter. Their rule is absolute, but young Duncan Greenfire and duellist Adeline Brand will discover a conspiracy to end their dominion, a conspiracy to shatter the glass that separates the worlds of Form and Void and unleash a primeval chaos across the world.
Then a strange, pale man arrives from the distant void This is the first in a new trilogy from the author of The World Raven. The pre-publicity word on this is intriguing. This is a debut novel. Grimdark sequel to Godblind. The Witcher returns!
A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. But what would happen if Geralt lost his weapons? Well yes, but it is worth it for serious Middle Earth buffs. What Harper Collins have done here is to reproduce the first edition as close as they can to the original. Make the most of this opportunity. The Thief by J. This is the 16th in the vampires series of warriors and the women who love them. Ardor Benn is no ordinary thief - master of wildly complex heists, he styles himself a Ruse Artist Extraordinaire. When a priest hires him for the most daring ruse yet, Ardor knows he'll need more than quick wit and sleight of hand.
Assembling a dream team of forgers, disguisers, schemers and thieves, he sets out to steal from the most powerful king the realm has ever known. This follows on from The Witchwood Crown. Martin gives it the thumbs up. Aren has lived by the rules all his life. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend Cade are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop.
But what lies beyond the prison walls is more terrifying still. Rescued by a man who hates him yet is oath-bound to protect him, pursued by inhuman forces, Aren slowly accepts that everything he knew about his world was a lie. The rules are not there to protect his people, but to enslave them. Revolution is brewing, and Aren is being drawn into it, whether he likes it or not. The key to the revolution is the Ember Blade. The sword of kings.
If you want to understand Trump's America, how the lines between reality and illusion have become dangerously blurred, you have to go back to the very beginning and take a dizzying road trip across five centuries of crackpot delusion and make-believe from Salem to Scientology. From the Pilgrim Fathers onward America has been a place where renegades and freaks came in search of freedom to create their own realities with little objectively regulated truth standing in their way. To invent and believe what the hell you like is in some ways an unwritten constitutional right. Every citizen is more than ever gloriously free to construct and promote any vision of the world he or she devoutly believes to be true.
That do-your-own-thing freedom - run amok since the individualism and relativism of the s and later the unprecedented free-for-all world of the Internet, is the driving credo of America's current transformation where the difference between opinion and fact is rapidly crumbling. Barnum to Trump himself, Creationists to climate change deniers, extra-terrestrial obsessives to gun-toting libertarians, anti-Government paranoia, pseudoscience, survivalists and satanic panic. Along the way Kurt Andersen has created a unique and raucous history of America and a new paradigm for understanding our post-factual world.
A comprehensive perspective that also notes how the Marvel films have distorted US culture. Covering gravitation science from Newton to Einstein and finally the recent discovery of gravity waves from the New Scientist journalist. A remarkable account of why life is like it is. Why do gazelles have legs and not wheels?
Why is all life based on carbon rather than silicon? Why do humans have eyes on the front of their heads? The puzzle of life astounds and confuses us like no other mystery. But in this groundbreaking new account of the process of evolution, Professor Charles Cockell reveals how nature is far more understandable and predictable than we would think.
From the animal kingdom to the atomic realm, Cockell shows how physics is the true touchstone for understanding life in all its extraordinary forms. Illustrated with over photographs. This is a highly speculative but nonetheless fascinating 'thought exercise' as to the implications and possibilities of electronic minds. Here specifically think of organic human minds being copied and run electronically.
Mars Manual by David M. Harland, J. A comprehensive guide to the Red Planet. This book is the result of extensive travels around the world, from India to Estonia, Germany to Singapore. Throughout he shows that the stakes could not be higher: how can we remain human in an age of digital machines?
This is written by a computer scientist who has helped develop the technology. We like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. Why do we catch colds so often? How come our wrists have so many useless bones? Are we really supposed to swallow and breathe through the same narrow tube? As professor of biology, Nathan Lents explains the evolutionary history of the human body is nothing if not a litany of mistakes, each more entertaining and enlightening than the last.
Some of our flaws are familiar, from blind spots to back pain to bad knees. But many others are hidden deep inside our anatomy. A campaigner explains how he started out against genetic modification and then changed his mind. Concept art, sketches and storyboards from the Steven Spielberg film. The octopus is the closest thing we have to alien in this case non-vertebrate or even non-chordate intelligence.
What can we learn? Life on Mars: What to know before we go by David A.