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TOUCH by Claire North

TOUCH Claire North

The electrifying new thriller from the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
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PRUDENCEGail Carriger

A new novel in the world of the Parasol Protectorate starring Prudence, the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti.
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Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 US Cover Launch

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Mondays can be pretty dull sometimes. The weekend is over and everything seems a little grey and colorless…but not this Monday! To brighten your day with a splash of color and a full serving of awesomeness, here is a collection of our upcoming Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 titles.

Click on the images below to see a larger version and appreciate each cover in its full glory. Pin, tweet, and comment away with reckless abandon! We’d love to hear which books have already piqued your interest!

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CHIMERA: Design by Lauren Panepinto; ANCILLARY MERCY: Art by John Harris, Design by Kirk Benshoff; BLACK WOLVES: Art by Larry Rostant, Tattoo Design by Stephanie Tamez, Design by Lauren Panepinto; IMPRUDENCE:Photo by Shirley Green, Illustration by Don Sipley, Type by Chad Roberts, Design by Lauren Panepinto; REIGN OF IRON: Art by Larry Rostant, Design by Ceara Elliot; THE MORTAL TALLY: Design by Lauren Panepinto, Images Arcangel; THE SPIDER’S WAR: Design by Kirk Benshoff; PRUDENCE: Photo by Shirley Green, Illustration by Don Sipley, Type by Chad Roberts, Design by Lauren Panepinto; SYMBIONT: Design by Lauren Panepinto A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER: Design by Lauren Panepinto, Map by Tim Paul; THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC: Art by Gene Mollica and Michael Frost, Design by Lauren Panepinto; RADIANT STATE: Design by Lauren Panepinto, Images Trevillion

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Autumn 2015 – Winter 2016 UK Cover Launch

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The Orbit design team has been very busy, and this morning we are very excited to present to you a selection of the beautiful art they’ve been working on for books coming out this Autumn and Winter 2016!

Click on the cover thumbnails below to see a larger version, and feel free to sound off in the comments (or hit us up on Twitter and Facebook) about your favourites.

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CHIMERA: Design by Lauren Panepinto; ANCILLARY MERCY: Art by John Harris, Design by Kirk Benshoff; BLACK WOLVES: Art by Larry Rostant, Tattoo Design by Stephanie Tamez, Design by Lauren Panepinto; IMPRUDENCE:Photo by Shirley Green, Illustration by Don Sipley, Type by Chad Roberts, Design by Lauren Panepinto; REIGN OF IRON: Art by Larry Rostant, Design by Ceara Elliot; THE SPIDER’S WAR: Design by Kirk Benshoff; A CROWN FOR COLD SILVER: Design by Lauren Panepinto, Map by Tim Paul; THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC: Art by Gene Mollica and Michael Frost, Design by Lauren Panepinto;

Cover Launch: IMPRUDENCE by Gail Carriger

We’re thrilled to launch the cover for IMPRUDENCE (see below), the sequel to PRUDENCE (US | UK | AUS), the greatly anticipated new novel by New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger!

Readers will love this terrific new series starring Prudence, the daughter of Alexia Maccon from the Parasol Protectorate series. The Custard Protocol has got it all: vampires, werewolves, dirigibles, and Gail Carriger’s sharp wit and absorbing prose.

The action and adventure kicks off on March 17th when Prudence travels to India on behalf of Queen, country…and the perfect pot of tea.

Pre-order your copy of PRUDENCE today, and head on over to Facebook to see if Gail Carriger will be stopping by your hometown for a visit.

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Photo by Shirley Green, Illustration by Don Sipley, Type by Chad Roberts, Design by Lauren Panepinto
IMPRUDENCE releases March 2016.

 

Cover Launch: CHIMERA by Mira Grant

One book. Two books. Red book. New book!?! Heck yeah!

Mira Grant visited us at the Orbit offices this afternoon to help us launch the cover of CHIMERA – book three of the Parasitology series! Check out the fabulous cover designed by Orbit’s own Lauren Panepinto!

The exciting conclusion to Mira Grant’s pulse-pounding SF thriller will be available worldwide from Orbit in hardcover, e-book, and audio formats this November. Stay tuned and most importantly…stay alive.

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Want start reading the Parasitology series? Here is an excerpt from PARASITE!

Cover Launch: THE PARADOX, sequel to THE OVERSIGHT by Charlie Fletcher

We’re delighted to launch the cover for THE PARADOX, the much-anticipated sequel to THE OVERSIGHT, coming out in August this year. The reviewers will be pleased…

‘This feels like the start of something amazing’ M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

‘I’ll certainly be reading the next one’ Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net

‘It’s oh so moreish a morsel. I’d read a prequel this evening, a sequel as soon as‘ Niall Alexander, Tor.com

‘A trilogy worth sinking your teeth into’ SciFiNow

‘The second book can’t come soon enough’ Booklist (starred review)

The Paradox: the sequel to The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

SOMETIMES YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR – SOMETIMES IT LOOKS BACK.

Those who belong to the secret society called The Oversight know many things. They know cold iron will hold back the beasts in the darkness. They know it is dangerous to stand between two mirrors. And they know that, despite their dwindling numbers, it remains their duty to protect humanity from the supernatural.  And vice versa.

But two of the society’s strongest members, Mr Sharp and Sara Falk, are trapped in the world between the mirrors, looking for each other, searching for a way back home. What they discover there will have ominous consequences both for The Oversight and the world it protects, effects that will make them question everything they thought they knew.

 

Cover design by Lauren Panepinto and DogEared Design

Presenting the book trailer for TOUCH by Claire North

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 TOUCH to 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

Two Orbit Authors on BSFA Shortlist

Congratulations to two Orbit authors who have had their titles shortlisted for this year’s BSFA Awards!

Claire North’s THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST (UK | US | ANZ) and Ann Leckie’s ANCILLARY SWORD (UK | US | ANZ) have both been nominated in the Best Novel category.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North and Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie - both nominated for the BSFA Award 2014

You can see the full list of nominees here.

Voting will now be opened to BSFA members and attending members of Eastercon. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the 66th Eastercon, aka Dysprosium, taking place from 3-6 April 2015.

This May: Resistance is Futile

Here’s a little sum for you:

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 . . .

THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC – the exciting conclusion to the Powder Mage trilogy is out now!

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

Announcing Jim Butcher’s New Series and UK Tour

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.”

For all the latest updates on the new series and the UK tour, become a fan of Orbit UK on Facebook, and sign up to our newsletter.

 *Butcher-licious? Butcher-ageous?

 

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