The electrifying new thriller from the author of THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST has nearly arrived.
Today, we’re excited to present you with the chilling book trailer for TOUCH (UK|US|ANZ) – Claire North’s latest novel.
TOUCH will be released worldwide next week.
If you love Claire North’s books, show your support by spreading the word about TOUCHto your friends via our Thunderclap campaign. You can also now read the first six chapters online.
About the book:
He tried to take my life. Instead I took his.
It was a long time ago. I remember it was dark, and I didn’t see my killer until it was too late. As I died, my hand touched his. That’s when the first switch took place.
Suddenly, I was looking through the eyes of my killer, and I was watching myself die.
Now switching is easy. I can jump from body to body, have any life, be anyone.
Some people touch lives. Others take them. I do both.
Early reviews of TOUCH:
‘One of the cleverest, most compelling books I’ve read in a long time. TOUCH has bestseller written all over it and Claire North is one hell of a writer’ C. L. Taylor, author of The Accident
‘A work of sparkling originality’ Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls
‘The high stakes and breakneck pace of the plot will draw readers in, and the meditations on what it means to be human and to be loved will linger long after the last shot is fired.’ Kirkus, (February Hottest New Release)
‘This will be one of THE books of 2015. Mark my words’ Bite The Book
‘I was totally and utterly gripped, it’s just extraordinary. Absolutely mesmerising’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
‘Absolutely destined to be one of the biggest thrillers of 2015’ Rick O’shea, Irish radio presenter
‘As intriguing and breathless as it is brilliantly original, constantly defying expectations . . . Agile, unpredictable, this one will keep you awake at night in the search for answers’ Love Reading
‘The writing is stunning; the action . . . exhilarating; the depth and emotion – always – thought-provoking and touching’ The Literary Tree
What do you get if you take the square root of a love story, multiply by an awkward mathematician, add on extra-terrestrial life-forms and cringe-worthy close encounters?
You get Resistance is Futile! A whirlwind adventure about love, friendship . . . Oh yes, and the total obliteration of mankind.
It’s due for release in May this year – and we can’t wait.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE is the SF debut of Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan. SF fans may know Jenny as the author of the Doctor Who tie-in novel Dark Horizons and the Doctor Who short stories Into the Nowhere, Long Way Down and All the Empty Towers. And if you like Doctor Who, there’s a good chance you’ll love this too!
Check out what some incredibly funny, successful and really very clever people have already been saying about this stormer of a book:
‘It’s not very often that I fall in love so completely with book . . . Resistance is Futile is bright, charming, intelligent, funny, moving and beautiful, full of wonderful imagination and expert storytelling. I think Jenny was born to write this book’ Rowan Coleman, author of The Memory Book
‘Resistance is Futile is funny, romantic and just the right side of geeky. Set phasers to ‘fun’…’ Danny Wallace, comedian, author and presenter
‘A riotous cocktail of action, maths geeks, and kissing. I enjoyed every single page. Resistance really is futile’ Matt Haig, author of The Humans
We couldn’t agree more!
Follow Jenny on Twitter as @jennycolgan (she’s highly amusing indeed).
And get ready to let your defences down in May . . .
It has been quite the journey for Tamas and the many other wonderful (and/or despotic) characters inhabiting Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage trilogy. This week brings it all to a final, dynamic end, but before that…woah. Tamas and his allies are in for the the fight of their lives!
On February 24th, we’ll be hosting Brian McClellan and Sam Sykes on our Google+ to discuss their new books – one which concludes a trilogy, and the other that is the start of something new! Shots will be fired. Epic fantasy will be discussed. RSVP on Google+ today, and start following Brian and Sam on Twitter for a preview of the main event.
But if you just can’t wait that long to ask Brian your burning questions, check out his AMA on Reddit today.
Praise for the Powder Mage trilogy:
“A slam-bang conclusion to an outstanding trilogy.”—Kirkus on The Autumn Republic
“Promise of Blood is a hugely promising debut. Guns, swords, and magic together? What more could you want? How about tense action, memorable characters, rising stakes, and cool, cool magic? Not only the finest flintlock fantasy I’ve read, but also the most fun. Brian McClellan is the real thing.”—New York Times bestseller Brent Weeks on Promise of Blood
“This book is just plain awesome. I found myself enjoying every moment of it. Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast.”—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author on Promise of Blood
“Gunpowder and magic. An explosive combination. Promise of Blood is the best debut I’ve read in ages.”—Peter V. Brett
“I love the world Brian McClellan builds, Powder Mages with flintlock pistols against white-gloved Privileged for the fate of a nation and more. Promise of Blood feels like the start of something amazing.”—Django Wexler
“Brings a welcome breath of gunpowder-tinged air to epic fantasy.”—Anthony Ryan on Promise of Blood
We have two Butcher-tastic* announcements to share with you today!
The first is that Jim Butcher will be coming to the UK – he will be a Guest of Honour at Eastercon, Dysprosium, which is taking place in London from 3rd-6th April. In the days following he will be touring the country with exact dates yet to be announced. Watch this space!
We can also announce the publication date for THE CINDER SPIRES: THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS, the first book in Jim’s brand new series of airborne adventure and mad sorcery. The book will be released in hardback and ebook on the 29th of September 2015 and it’s available to preorder now from major retailers.
In Jim’s own words, it’s “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. There are goggles and airships and steam power and bizarre crystal technology and talking cats, who are horrid little bullies.”
We’re feeling pretty good (one might even say a little smug) about launching this gorgeous cover by Lauren Panepinto, for Tom Holt’s newest comic fantasy, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE SMUG. The only bad news is, you’ll have to wait until 28th July to read it…
New Evil. Same as the Old Evil, but with better PR.
Mordak isn’t bad, as far as goblin kings go, but when someone, or something, starts pumping gold into the human kingdoms it puts his rule into serious jeopardy. Suddenly he’s locked in an arms race with a species whose arms he once considered merely part of a calorie-controlled diet.
Helped by an elf with a background in journalism and a masters degree in being really pleased with herself, Mordak sets out to discover what on earth (if indeed, that’s where he is) is going on. He knows that the truth is out there. If only he could remember where he put it.
We’re excited to be able to show you cover for TRACER: a blockbuster SF thriller coming up from Orbit in July 2015.
It’s set in a future when our planet is in ruins, and all that’s left of humanity is jammed into a space station called Outer Earth – floating three hundred miles above the surface of the planet.
Our main character Riley is a tracer, a courier – and when you need something taken to another part of Outer Earth, she’ll sprint through the corridors and catwalks to get it there fast. But when her latest cargo turns out to be something rather gruesome, she realises she’s taken on more than she bargained for . . .
I can’t express how awesome this book is. And we are: Very. Excited. Indeed.
The author is Rob Boffard, a journalist who’s written for people such the Guardian and Wired, and TRACER is his first novel. Find him on Twitter as @robboffard.
And get ready for a thrill ride when his book releases this July.
Cover design by Nico Taylor, Little, Brown Book Group UK.
Angus Watson’s Iron Age trilogy burst onto the epic fantasy scene last September with AGE OF IRON, an action-packed adventure in which battle-hardened warriors take on a ruthless warlord and his sadistic druids. Today we’re proud to launch the next two covers in the series! CLASH OF IRON continues the story in April this year, and the epic finale REIGN OF IRON will end the series in September.
Read AGE OF IRON today, or see what people are saying…
Published globally last year, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS went on to become a paperback bestseller in the UK and was selected for the Waterstones Summer Book Club. It has gained high profile fans across the world, from screenwriter Joss Whedon to bestselling crime author Martina Cole, and has sold over 200,000 copies across editions to date. The US paperback edition will be published in April 2015.
The prize, which is awarded annually, aims to discover and publicise a new generation of horror authors and celebrate the boldest and most exciting talent in the genre. The winner of the 2014 prize will be announced at a ceremony in central London in March 2015.
Congratulations to M. R. Carey, and to all the shortlisted authors!
The full shortlist:
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS – M. R. Carey
THE TROOP – Nick Cutter
CUCKOO’S SONG – Frances Hardinge
THE LONEY – Andrew Michael Hurley
BIRD BOX – Josh Malerman
AN ENGLISH GHOST STORY – Kim Newman
We’re delighted to launch the cover for the sixth novel in the Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka. VEILED will be released in August this year.
In VEILED, probability mage Alex Verus has agreed to join the Keepers, the magical police force who can protect him and his friends from his old master, Richard Drakh. Going legit was always going to be difficult for an outcast like Alex, and there are some in the Keepers who aren’t keen to see an ex-Dark mage succeed, especially when the Dark is making a play for a seat on the mages’ council, for the first time in history.
Alex finally has the law on his side – but trapped between Light and Dark politics, investigating a seedy underworld with ties to the highest of powers, will a badge be enough to save him?