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DESCENT Ken MacLeod

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Category: Wallpaper

New Wallpapers: A DANCE OF CLOAKS by David Dalglish

We hope you’ve been enjoying the Art Department’s behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Shadowdance covers.  The photos and video footage that came out of the photo shoot were phenomenal! If you haven’t seen them yet, what are you waiting for?

Today, we thought we’d treat you all to a set of wallpapers featuring the awesome cover art from A DANCE OF CLOAKS to celebrate the book’s release.

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To find out more about A DANCE OF CLOAKS and the Shadowdance series, check out this interview with David Dalglish or read an excerpt. Books two and three will be out this fall, so don’t forget to pre-order A DANCE OF BLADES (US | UK | AUS) and A DANCE OF MIRRORS (US | UK | AUS). With the breakneck pace of these novels, you won’t want to wait a minute longer than necessary for the next exciting installment. 

Praise for A DANCE OF CLOAKS:

 

 

New Wallpaper: LAST BLOOD by Kristen Painter

LastBlood-wallpaperIt’s  almost time for the final showdown between the forces of dark and light in LAST BLOOD (US | UK | AUS), the fifth novel in The House of Comarré  series. The covers for each of these books have been absolutely stunning so I urge you to take a moment and check out the rest of Nekro’s gorgeous artwork.

Here are a few wallpapers for you to download, and if you want to read an excerpt from the first novel, BLOOD RIGHTS (US | UK | AUS), then that can be found here. Enjoy!

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ABADDON’S GATE: a literary blockbuster of epic proportions

abaddons-mockup ”Abaddon’s Gate is literary space opera at its absolute best…” io9 

Things started simply enough: a ship is found mysteriously abandoned by its crew, but we’ve all watched and read enough space adventures to know that nothing is ever quite so simple. With each twist and page-turning sequence, the Expanse series has grown to become an absolute gem of the subgenre and today, the latest novel ABADDON’S GATE (US UK AUS), begins hitting bookshelves. Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the writing team behind James S.A. Corey,  knocked it out of the park once again as you’ll see in the terrific reviews the novel has already gotten.

Check out the James S.A. Corey Facebook page to read the first few chapters and whet your appetite until you get a hold of your own copy. If you haven’t taken the leap yet, here’s an excerpt from LEVIATHAN WAKES ( US | UK | AUS).

As an extra treat, we made a set of wallpapers from the stunning cover illustration by Daniel Dociu. Enjoy!

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Praise for ABADDON’S GATE

“High adventure equaling the best space opera has to offer, cutting-edge technology, and a group of unforgettable characters bring the third installment of Corey’s epic space drama (after Caliban’s War and Leviathan Wakes) to an action-filled close while leaving room for more stories to unfold. Perhaps one of the best tales the genre has yet to produce…” Library Journal (Starred Review)

“Corey (a shared pseudonym for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) delivers a politically complex and pulse-pounding page-turner to continue the Expanse space opera series.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Courageous and audacious, with short chapters, smart characters, and a snappy narrative, it’s leaps and bounds bigger and better than the vast majority of space opera. And the fun is undoubtedly far from done.” – The Speculative Scotsman

Wallpapers: THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY by Mur Lafferty

shamble-1920x1200New York City. It’s a city that those of us in the US offices are really quite fond of as you might imagine, and it’s a city that has a personality like no other.

This May, we’re really excited to be publishing Mur Lafferty’s THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY (US | UK | AUS). The terrific cover by Jamie McKelvie has personality in spades—not unlike Zoe, the intrepid, young journalist and recent New York transplant who stars in THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY. Here is a set of wallpapers for your computer and electronic devices to tide you over until the big release day. Enjoy!

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Praise for THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY:

“The hip, knowing and sometimes hysterically funny narrative, interspersed with excerpts from the guide of the title, lurches along in splendid fashion. Combine wit, style and acute observation: The result is irresistible.” - Kirkus (starred review)

“Lafferty, a 2012 nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer, introduces a spirited, indomitable heroine who is bound to be a favorite of urban fantasy devotees.” – Library Journal

Chat with Mur Lafferty on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM EST! – Online Event

Wallpaper: PROMISE OF BLOOD by Brian McClellan

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PROMISE OF BLOOD (US | UK | AUS) the debut epic fantasy novel by Brian McClellan will be out in only one more week! We’re thrilled by the response we’ve received for this new series launch, and one thing that keeps coming up is how much you all love the cover. And for good reason! Michael Frost (photo), Gene Mollica (illustration) and Lauren Panepinto (design) knocked it out of the park. Oh and here’s another fun fact: the model for Field Marshal Tamas was stunt double for Pierce Brosnan in the Bond films. How cool is that!?

So here is a set of wallpapers for your computer and electronic devices, and if you haven’t done so already, become a fan of The Powder Mage page on Facebook and read the first four chapters from PROMISE OF BLOOD early.

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Wallpaper: THE CURVE OF THE EARTH by Simon Morden

THE CURVE OF THE EARTH by Simon MordenWhat do you think, is the sun rising or setting over the Metrozone in this gorgeous cover illustration by Tigaer Design? Whatever the case may be, we just love the cover of Simon Morden’s new novel THE CURVE OF THE EARTH (US | UK | AUS).

Grab a copy of one of these wallpapers and get ready for a wild ride alongside the Russian anti-hero Samuil Petrovitch through the streets of a post-apocalyptic London of the Future. THE CURVE OF THE EARTH will be out at the end of the month.

If you need another size for your computer or electronic devices let us know.

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New Wallpaper: FADE TO BLACK by Francis Knight

fade-to-black-wallpapersAll of us at Orbit are just crazy about the covers gracing the books of the Rojan Dizon series. The dizzying views of Mahala, are absolutely breathtaking so it was natural that we would want to make a wallpaper to celebrate the release of FADE TO BLACK (US | UK AUS) – the fantasy debut of Francis Knight! Read an excerpt over here or check out the cover to the upcoming sequel, BEFORE THE FALL.

If you need another size for your computer or electronic devices let us know.

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Wallpaper: ICE FORGED by Gail Z. Martin

Ice Forged wallpapersThe world is ending. The adventure begins. Outfit your computer and favorite electronic devices with these wallpapers and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.

ICE FORGED (US | UK | AUS) is the first book of The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga – new series by Gail Z. Martin. Look for it online and in stores now or read an excerpt here from this exciting new fantasy series.

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Want to know more? Check out our interview with the author or head on over to her blog for recent news, reviews, and events.

 

Wallpaper: THE RED KNIGHT by Miles Cameron

THE RED KNIGHT

Forget George and the Dragon. Forget Fancy Knights and daring deeds. Slaying dragons is a bloody business.

So sharpen your blades, folks, because as 2012 draws to an end, the creatures of the Wild will rise up. THE RED KNIGHT is the fantasy debut of Miles Cameron and the first book of the Traitor Son Cycle. Look for it in stores next month, and in the meantime download these wallpapers for your computer and electronic devices.

Here’s all the  download links, and if anyone needs a specific dimension made, let us know!

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There is much more to come from this exciting January release. So keep your eyes trained on TraitorSon.com and Miles Cameron’s Facebook page for news, extras, and some awesome action shots of live, armored combat!

Wallpaper: RED COUNTRY by Joe Abercrombie

RED COUNTRY

Forget about White Christmas this season.  Make it a Red Christmas by decorating your computer and favorite electronic devices with these fabulous wallpapers with art from RED COUNTRY – Joe Abercrombie’s bestselling, new novel.

Here’s all the  download links, and if anyone needs a specific dimension made, let us know!

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Were you able to participate in Joe’s Ask-Me-Annything on Reddit yesterday? Catch up on his answers to a ton of great fan questions here.

 

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