Has Mad Max: Fury Road left you craving post-apocalyptic badassery? Ready for a wild, death-defying ride through the nuclear wastes of the former U. S. of A.?
The deceptively-named Clementine is the heroine you’ve been waiting for.
With the region’s most dangerous raider king bound and gagged in her passenger seat, Clementine the bounty hunter is in a bit of a bind herself. She can’t cash him in and she can’t let him go, so together they cross the wasteworld, following a dying road and dodging bloodthirsty raiders who either want to free Jedediah or claim him as their own.
And in a world where lawlessness reigns, a tyrant worse than they could have ever imagined emerges to take the throne.
RAID, a standalone novel set in the world of Merbeth’s previous book, BITE, is a pulse-pounding romp through a desolate world that puts a new spin on the post-apocalypse. Check out a sample chapter of BITE to set the scene.
See what your favorite authors and reviewers are saying about the world of RAID:
“Afull throttle, sand-in-your-eyes, no holds barred ride through a Mad Max-style wasteland.” —Delilah S. Dawson
“Merbeth has created her own universe filled with destruction and not a small amount of grim, acerbic wit. Fans of Mira Grant’s “Newsflesh” series will be pleased by the smart writing.” —Library Journal
“Filled with dark humor, wit, and a realistic dystopian setting, Bite plays with the idea of who the good guys are in such a harsh world.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Merbeth’s debut novel puts a unique spin on post-apocalyptic horror… Bite flips the script.” —Barnes & Noble
Design by Lisa Marie Pompilio
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EMERGENCE is the action-packed conclusion to the Corporation Wars trilogy – an epic tale of a robot revolt, seen through a robot’s eyes – from the Arthur C. Clarke Award-nominated author Ken MacLeod.
Today we can reveal the gorgeous cover which, as with the previous two books, was created by designer Bekki Guyatt. EMERGENCE publishes in September 2017.
The first novel in the Corporation Wars trilogy, DISSIDENCE was one of SFX magazine’s most anticipated titles of 2016.
Carlos is dead. A soldier who died for his ideals a thousand years ago, he’s been reincarnated and conscripted to fight an A.I. revolution in deep space. And he’s not sure he’s fighting for the right side.
Seba is alive. By a fluke of nature, a contractual overlap, and a loop in its subroutines, this lunar mining robot has gained sentience. Gathering with other ‘freebots’, Seba is taking a stand against the corporations that want it and its kind gone.
As their stories converge against a backdrop of warring companies and interstellar drone combat, Carlos and Seba must either find a way to rise above the games their masters are playing, or die. And even dying will not be the end of it.
Praise for Ken MacLeod:
‘MacLeod is up there with Banks and Hamilton as one of the British sci-fi authors you absolutely have to read’ SFX
‘Prose sleek and fast as the technology it describes . . . watch this man go global’
Peter F. Hamilton
‘MacLeod’s novels are fast, funny, and sophisticated. There can never be enough books like these: he is writing revolutionary SF. A nova has appeared in our sky’ Kim Stanley Robinson
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This summer HOPE AND REDstormed onto the scene. The sequel, BANE AND SHADOW releases in February, and it’s just as fast-paced and action-packed as the first. Now, we’re excited to show you the fantastic cover with design by Lauren Panepinto with art by Bastien Deharme.
“Furious where it needs to be, deceptively tender where it can get away with it, adventurous all around.”
— Sam Sykes on Hope and Red
As Red becomes increasingly embroiled in palace politics, he learns that even life among the nobility can be deadly.
While terrorizing imperial ships as the pirate Dire Bane, Hope stumbles onto a plot of such horrifying scope that it makes even the massacre of her childhood village seem small in comparison.
In a fracturing empire spread across savage seas, two young people from different cultures find common purpose.
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Stephen Aryan stormed onto the epic fantasy scene with his award-nominated debut BATTLEMAGE (UK|US|ANZ) – a thunderous adventure of furious battles, lethal magic and valiant heroes. The epic story continued in BLOODMAGE (UK|US|ANZ) and concludes in CHAOSMAGE (UK|US|ANZ), out this month!
Never fear however, as there’s plenty more magic-infused action where that came from. We’re delighted to announce that we have signed up Stephen for a brand new trilogy – the Age of Dread – which will be set in the same world as his original series. More battles! More magic! More blood . . .
We just can’t wait.
The Age of Dread trilogy was acquired by Orbit Commissioning Editor Jenni Hill, who bought world English rights from Juliet Mushens at United Talent. The first book in the series will be released in October 2017. Plenty of time to sharpen your axes (and to read the previous books if you haven’t already!).
The Lord of the Rings meets Lethal Weapon in Dale Lucas’s fantasy debut novel, FIRST WATCH. In this rousing new fantasy, two misfit partners work a case in a crime-ridden city filled with orcs, humans, elves, dwarves, and mages.
Orbit has acquired three novels in the Fifth Ward series, and First Watch will launch in summer 2017. You can give Dale a warm Orbit welcome on Twitter at @DaleLucas114.
Humans, orcs, mages, elves, and dwarves all jostle for success and survival in the cramped quarters of Yenara, while understaffed Watch Wardens struggle to keep its citizens in line. Enter Rem: new to Yenara and hungover in the city dungeons with no money for bail. When offered a position with the Watch to compensate for his crimes, Rem jumps at the chance.
His new partner is less eager. Torval, a dwarf who’s handy with a maul and known for hitting first and asking questions later, is highly unimpressed with the untrained and weaponless Rem.
But when Torval’s former partner goes missing, the two must consort with the usual suspects — drug dealing orcs, mind-controlling elves, uncooperative mages, and humans being typical humans — to uncover the truth and catch a murderer loose in their fair city.
This mercenary band is back together for one last wyld ride in Nicholas Eames’s debut fantasy KINGS OF THE WYLD — rockin’ cover below. Art by Richard Anderson, cover design by Lisa Marie Pompilio. KINGS OF THE WYLD will be out in Feb. 2017, and your favorite authors are already raving about it:
“Absolutely awesome. If the Beatles held a concert tomorrow (with all the necromancy required for that to happen), it still wouldn’t be as good a ‘getting the band back together’ story as this. Full of heroes, humor, and heart.”—Jon Hollins
“An outstanding debut which will make you laugh and cry and hold your breath. This is a book that has it all.”—K. J. Parker
“Nicholas Eames brings brazen fun and a rock & roll sensibility to the fantasy genre.”— Sebastian de Castell
“Kings of the Wyld took me back to my Dungeons and Dragons days. It has well-crafted characters long past their best but still fighting, non-stop fantasy action and welcome touches of humor. Great reading!”— Ian Irvine
“A promising, fast-paced debut that balances classic quest fantasy with modern sensibilities and liberal doses of humor. Huzzah!”— Alex Marshall
Everyone’s favourite probability mage, Alex Verus, returns in April with the publication of BOUND – the eighth book in this thrilling urban fantasy series.
We’re excited to present the cover for your viewing pleasure, beautifully designed by Ceara Elliot.
Read on for a taste of what’s in store:
Alex Verus can see the future. But he never thought he’d see this day.
Manoeuvred by forces beyond his control, the probability mage has made a terrible choice: he’s agreed to work for his old master once more. Richard Drakh, the sadistic dark mage Alex escaped as an apprentice, has him in his clutches again. And this time, he won’t let go so easily.
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War reaches a bloody climax in Alex Marshall’s final book in the Crimson Empire trilogy. Check out this epic cover for A WAR IN CRIMSON EMBERS, the third and final book following A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER (US | UK | AUS) and A BLADE OF BLACK STEEL (US | UK | AUS), to be published in summer 2017. Cover design by Lisa Marie Pompilio, with map by Tim Paul.
The first two books are available now in all good bookstores, and everyone is raving about them! Here is some of the praise we’ve seen so far:
“Feels like a Tarantino movie: a hugely entertaining mix of adventure and comedy, punctuated by moments of darkness, with clever dialogue and explosive set-pieces…a pure joy to read.” – Booklist (starred review) on A Crown for Cold Silver
“A rollicking, obscene, subversive, and zany epic fantasy ride.” – B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog on A Blade of Black Steel
“My favorite kind of fantasy – alternately irreverent and brutal, with a cast of wonderfully scarred and nasty people. Any fans of Steven Erikson, Mark Lawrence, or Joe Abercrombie will love A Crown for Cold Silver.” – Django Wexler
“Cold Zosia’s blood-soaked quest for revenge as she takes up arms again forms the backbone of a narrative that encompasses fanatical religions, ethnic conflict and enough fiendish political maneuvering to make George R.R. Martin jealous.” – Shelf Awareness on A Crown for Cold Silver
“Zosia and her Five Villains are as fun as they are twisted.” – David Dalglish on A Crown for Cold Silver
“Exceptional writing, middle-aged warrior heroine, and organically infused gender nonconformity make this fantasy epic a first-rate trailblazer…splendid storytelling, wry humor, and unresolved intrigue.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Crown for Cold Silver
“Full of bloody battles and strong females…twisted and surprising.” – RT Book Reviews on A Blade of Black Steel
“A Crown for Cold Silver drags epic fantasy through the mud — but it does so with wit, wonder and wisdom.” – NPR Books