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Get ready for Valentines Day with the gods of Olympus!

We’re four short days away from Valentines Day and the release of WINTER OF THE GODS (US | UK | AUS) by Jordanna Max Brodsky!  So we teamed up with the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus to bring you the most pun fun-filled Valentines Day cards of the season!

Download the printable sheets here.

For more about the series and to read an excerpt from WINTER OF THE GODS, visit olympusbound.com.

About WINTER OF THE GODS: 

Winter in New York: snow falls, lights twinkle, and the goddess Artemis prowls the streets looking for prey.

But when a dead body is discovered sprawled atop Wall Street’s iconic Charging Bull statue, it’s clear the NYPD can’t solve the murder without help. The killing isn’t just the work of another homicidal cult – this time, someone’s sacrificing the gods themselves.

While raising fundamental questions about the very existence of the gods, Artemis must hunt down the perpetrators, tracking a conspiracy that will test the bonds of loyalty and love.

Download these and others here!

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THE BLOOD MIRROR is a bestseller!

Join us in applauding Brent Weeks not once, not twice, but SEVEN times on the blockbuster release of THE BLOOD MIRROR (US | UK | AUS).

Book 4 of the Lightbringer List made debuted on the New York Times lists at:

  • Print Hardcover Best Sellers — Fiction: #8
  • E-Book Bestsellers: #5
  • Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers: #9

In addition to this great news, THE BLOOD MIRROR also made appearances on:

  • USA Today Best-Selling Books: #10
  • Wall Street Journal E-Book Fiction: #4
  • Publishers Weekly Hardcover Fiction: #8
  • Audible.com Audiobook Fiction: #7

Congratulations, Brent!

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If you’ve just started THE BLOOD MIRROR and feel like you could use a bit of a refresher, let Brent recap the first three books in a mere 70 seconds, which is no easy feat.

 

 

Launching Into Orbit: April 2016

Check out what’s new from Orbit this month!

SHARP ENDS by Joe Abercrombie (US)

BLOODMAGE by Stephen Aryan (US | UK | ANZ)

FELLSIDE by M. R. Carey (US | UK | ANZ)

BURNED by Benedict Jacka (UK | ANZ)

IN SHINING ARMOR by Elliott James (US | UK | ANZ)

THE FALL OF THE DAGGER by Glenda Larke (US | UK | ANZ)

Now in Paperback: THE DARKLING CHILD by Terry Brooks (UK | ANZ)

Now in Paperback: AURORA by Kim Stanley Robinson (US | UK | ANZ)

From our Redhook imprint: IT TAKES ONE by Kate Kessler (US | UK | ANZ)

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Introducing OlympusBound.com and THE IMMORTALS by Jordanna Max Brodsky

THE IMMORTALS (US | UK | AUS) is an extraordinary novel combining myth and the modern era in a pulse-pounding story, and we couldn’t be more thrilled by the buzz surrounding it. Visit OlympusBound.com to learn about the fascinating lives the ancient gods and goddess have been living since the fall of the Greek and Roman empires and read an excerpt. We know that once you’ve read the first chapter, you’ll be absolutely hooked.

The Immortals will be available next week in print, digital, and audio formats.

Praise:

The Immortals is a lively re-imagining of classical mythology with an engaging premise, a page-turning plot, and an eye for the arresting and uncanny in contemporary urban life.”―Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches

“Brilliantly conceived and tautly plotted, The Immortals is a pulse thrumming, fascinating novel. Selene is a perfect heroine for our times.”―Eliot Schrefer

Releases in the UK on Feb. 18th.
Releases in the UK on Feb. 18th.

“Imaginative and fast-paced, The Immortals is pulse-pounding entertainment.”―Kevin O’Brian, New York Times bestselling author of No One Needs to Know

“Brodsky’s writing has claws…They sink in with the first word and don’t let go until you are finished with the book.”―Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author

“Irresistible…a page-turner that deftly weaves action, romance, and a dash of intellectual heft into one seamless whole.”―Dustin Thomason, New York Times bestselling author

“Painstakingly researched, intellectually complex, and deeply rooted in the history and mythology of Ancient Greece, THE IMMORTALS is a richly imaginative, multi-layered tale that stimulates the heart and the mind in equal measure.”―Ian Caldwell, New York Times bestselling author

“Plays with more modern mythology, employing New York’s own secret places and storied history to great effect. This intelligent, provocative fantasy breathes exciting new life into old, familiar tales.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This series launch is a wonderful choice for fans of Greek myths and urban fantasy readers looking for something different.”―Library Journal (starred review)

Cover Launch – RISE: A Newsflesh Collection by Mira Grant

Couldn’t get enough of George and Shaun? Neither could we — which is why we’re bringing out a collection of novellas set in the Newsflesh universe! Rise collects for the first time every piece of short fiction from Mira Grant’s acclaimed Newsflesh series, with two new never-before-published novellas. Rise will be publishing next summer in hardcover, e-book, and audio formats.

Creative Director Lauren Panepinto has worked on the the Newsflesh series since the beginning, and each cover has been more chilling than the last. We’re sure you’ll agree that Rise is a feast for the eyes. Now without further ad0, we present Rise in all its gritty, gory majesty.

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“Mira Grant’s books are some of the hardest for me to design covers for, because I’m such a fangirl of the books. I know you’re not supposed to have favorite children, but let’s just say I’d be a fan of her books even if I had never worked for Orbit. And I love talking to her about her stories and the thought process behind them. The author said she cried (happy tears) when she first saw the Feed cover, and you know, that’s a hard act to follow. Clearly I’m piling the pressure on myself. Add that to the fact that her series style is all about design, which is just me, without any artist or photographer to share the spotlight (or hide behind). To this stress layer cake add the fact that I’m really proud of how Feed, Deadline, and Blackout came out, and I was very happy we were able to keep the theme strong through all three covers. Those covers have become pretty iconic for the genre, and I was very happy to have them safely squared away and move on to her next trilogy — which was also stressful because I felt like I had to one-up myself. Now, to go back and reopen the Newsflesh look was scarier than a pack of zombies (see what I did there?), but I really like how the cover for Rise has come out, and how it fits in with the rest of the series. It’s a little bit different – and it’s in hardcover, which affects the look too — but I’ve had a cover mockup on my shelf for a while next to the Newsflesh books and they seem to be getting along pretty well. It was really important to keep things really graphic and really simple, with a little bit of an off note. I think we achieved that. I can’t wait to have the final book in my hands!”―Lauren Panepinto 

Don’t think you can wait that long? Pre-order Chimera today: 

CHIMERARemember Mira Grant fans, we’re only a few short weeks away from publication of Chimera, the third and final book in the Parasitology trilogy. Chimera releases on November 24th. Pre-order your copy today so you can dive right in over the Thanksgiving holiday and avoid the Black Friday shopping madness, which I hear is…killer.

Pre-order in the US: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Google Play | Indiebound | iBooks | Kobo | Indigo (Canada)

Pre-order in the UK: Amazon | Waterstones | iBooks | Kobo | iTunes | Google Play | Little Brown UK

Orbit at New York Comic Con!

 

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Hey Comic Con attendees, are you ready for another great weekend full of cosplay, panels, and enough caffeine to fell a dragon? We sure are! Check out our list of panels and events below. We also have a number of show-specials occurring throughout the weekend, but you’ll have to stop by booth #2218* for the full details. See you at the show!

THURSDAY 10/8

4:00 PM – 5:20 PM: “The Expanse Screening/Q&A” in the Pepsi Perfect Theater – 1A06

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM: “Fantasy Draft League with Sam Sykes”, author of THE CITY STAINED RED, Room 1B03

FRIDAY 10/9

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Sam Sykes signing in booth (#2218) of THE CITY STAINED RED.

SATURDAY 10/10

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM:  “Calling All Geeks!” with Max Wirestone, author of THE UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS OF DAHLIA MOSS, Room 1A21

*If you’re having trouble finding us, we’re listed as Hachette Book Group in the official guide.

 

In Case You Missed It: July 2015

Terry Brooks reflected on the Shannara series as The Sword of Shannara wraps filming, and later, the studio debuted a trailer at San Diego Comic-Con.

Speaking of Comic-Con, there were a lot of Expanse related happenings, which you should absolutely get caught up on.

She Who Brings Gifts, the film adaptation of M. R. Carey’s THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (UK | US | ANZ), has also wrapped.

In more SF TV- and movie-related news, Terminator: Genisys is out and Jamie Sawyer has the low down on what to expect from Arnie’s latest, plus here’s a pretty great list by a pretty great guy of some space-based TV shows you should definitely be watching right now.

Are you a tetrachromat? Maybe the next Prism even? Chances are…likely not and here’s why.

There were a whole host of AMA’s on Reddit this month. Read through the archives below:

Several SF authors will be featured in this year’s Dispatches From The Future presented by Popular Science including our very own Kim Stanley Robinson, Ann Leckie, Will McIntosh, N. K. Jemisin, Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant) and James S. A. Corey. Check it out online or in their August issue.

Markus Heitz’s THE DWARVES (US | UK | ANZ)  has inspired a video game! Check out the teaser trailer for this upcoming tactical rpg.

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft may have just discovered Earth 2.0, but Kim Stanley Robinson says that interstellar colonization may not be the solution to all our problems. Check out the discussion on Science Friday.

Julius Thomas, Tight End for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has a list of recommended reads up at the Player’s Tribune including the Night Angel Trilogy and Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks.

 

The Expanse at SDCC!

It was great seeing so many of you at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. For those of you who couldn’t make it this year, we brought you back a souvenir!

Check out DRIVE by James S. A. Corey on Syfy.com. This free short story is set 150 before the events of LEVIATHAN WAKES (US | UK | AUS) and concerns the invention of the Epstein Drive.

We also brought back pictures of Syfy’s Expanse Cafe, which you can check out on the James S. A. Corey Facebook fan page.

The main event of the weekend was The Expanse panel where the first episode was screened in its entirety. While you’ll have to wait until December to see it on television, you can check out some of the panel highlights and reviews by io9 and B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog right now!

Last but certainly not least, Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive on a new extended trailer. Go. Now. Watch. Is it December yet?

San Diego Comic-Con 2015!

SDCC 2012The Orbit team has arrived in San Diego, and we have an action-packed weekend planned for those of you who will be attending the convention.

Be sure to check out the Hard Rock Cafe, which Syfy has decked out Expanse-style for the occasion. We’re also giving away an exclusive short story by James S. A. Corey at the Orbit booth.

Here is our schedule of events and signings. We hope you’ll stop by and say hello at the booth #1116. (We’re listed as Hachette Book Group in the guide in case you get lost.) See you at the show!

THURSDAY

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Authors of Epic Fantasy with Kate Elliott in Room 24ABC

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Kate Elliott signing in Autograph Area 09

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Sleeping with the Lights On with Mira Grant Room 25ABC

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Mira Grant signing in Autograph Area 09

FRIDAY

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Romantic Adventure with Sam Sykes in Room 32AB

11:00 AM: Kate Elliott signing at the Orbit booth (#1116)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Sam Sykes signing in Autograph Area 09

3:00 PM: Mira Grant signing at the Orbit booth (#1116)

SATURDAY

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Book to Screen with James S.A. Corey in Room 7AB (

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: James S. A. Corey signing in Autograph Area 09

2:00 PM: James S.A. Corey signing at the Orbit Booth (#1116)
All Expanse books will be available for purchase during the signing.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Syfy’s The Expanse with James S.A. Corey in the Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

4:00 PM: Sam Sykes signing at the Orbit booth (#1116)