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Cover Launch: A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE by Alex White

Alex White’s brilliant new book A BIG SHIP AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE has an equally brilliant cover to match. This explosive space opera tells the tale of two women, fighting for their lives and for a treasure so great it could change the universe. Look out for the book on May 15, 2018 and say hello to Alex at his website or on twitter @alexrwhite.

Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she’s washed up. She makes her meager living faking salvage legends and selling them to the highest bidder, but this time she might have stumbled on something real–the story of the Harrow, a famous warship, capable of untold destruction.

Nilah Brio is the top driver in the Pan Galactic Racing Federation and the darling of the racing world–until she witnesses the murder of a fellow racer. Framed for the murder and on the hunt to clear her name, Nilah only has one lead: the killer also hunts a woman named Boots.

On the wrong side of the law, the two women board a smuggler’s ship that will take them on a quest for fame, for riches, and for justice.

Cover design Lisa Marie Pompilio; Cover art Shutterstock

Congratulations to this year’s Hugo Award winners!

Congratulations to this year’s Hugo Award winners and finalists — including our own N. K. Jemisin, whose The Obelisk Gate (US | UK | AUS) won Best Novel, while James S. A. Corey’s The Expanse series (US | UK | AUS) won Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form with The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes,” written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough (SyFy)!

 

Cover Launch: ELYSIUM FIRE by Alastair Reynolds

Peer into the darkness! Gaze upon the future! And admire that sweet, sweet new cover for Alastair Reynolds’ latest space opera, ELYSIUM FIRE!

 

That gold band you see on the cover? Nope, it’s not one of Jupiter’s rings, fancy space debris, or a futuristic engagement ring. It’s the Glitter Band, the setting for Reynolds’s latest adventure: ten thousand city-state habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, forming a near-perfect democratic human paradise. How’s that for scale? You can get your hands on Elysium Fire in print and eBook on January 23rd, 2018.

Even utopia needs a police force. For the citizens of the Glitter Band that organization is Panoply, and the prefects are its operatives.

Prefect Tom Dreyfus has a new emergency on his hands. Across the habitats and their hundred million citizens, people are dying suddenly and randomly, victims of a bizarre and unprecedented malfunction of their neural implants. And these “melters” leave no clues behind as to the cause of their deaths…

As panic rises in the populace, a charismatic figure is sowing insurrection, convincing a small but growing number of habitats to break away from the Glitter Band and form their own independent colonies.

Get ready for a brand new fantasy trilogy by David Dalglish!

David Dalglish is returning to his epic fantasy roots with a brand new trilogy. Promising monsters and magic in a land where both were previously just legend, Dalglish’s new trilogy will be another epic thrill ride. The first book is scheduled for 2019, but if you’re too excited to wait, make sure to pick up the Shadowdance and Seraphim series or say hi to the author on twitter @thatdalglishguy.

Devin Eveson is a Soulkeeper, traveling through remote villages as a preacher and healer. But when a dragon awakens–the size of a mountain and leaving great chasms in its wake–the veil is torn, flooding the land with ancient magic and forgotten raes. Now Devin must set aside his words of peace and accept his new role: slayer of monsters and protector of the human race.

But not all the creatures that have re-awakened mean humanity harm. And as Devin slowly befriends people of these new races, his discomfort in his role grows. But Soulkeepers must slay without mercy. And even sympathizers risk their wrath.

Lightbringer #5 Title Reveal: Let the theorizing begin!

Fans have been chomping at the bit to get more of Brent Weeks’s brilliant Lightbringer series. And we’ve got a new little something to share with you: Brent’s final book in the Lightbringer series has a title!

THE BURNING WHITE

What does it mean? White luxin? White light? The White? Karris White Oak? And what’s burning? Fans will have to wait until Fall 2018 for the answers. In the meantime, bother Brent at his website or on twitter @brentweeks.

Haven’t caught up on the Lightbringer series? There’s still time. Check them out below:

    
    

THE BLACK PRISM: (US | UK | AUS)
THE BLINDING KNIFE: (US | UK | AUS)
THE BROKEN EYE: (US | UK | AUS)
THE BLOOD MIRROR: (US | UK | AUS)

 

New Acquisition: Django Wexler’s New Fantasy Trilogy

Hot off the success of his Shadow Campaigns books, the immensely talented Django Wexler joins Orbit with his newest epic fantasy trilogy! A story of grand scale, with even higher stakes, the new series will follow two siblings as they fight on opposite sides of a civil war that will either see those with magical ability rise to power or end them altogether.

Gyre and his sister Fiera were torn from each other when they were children. Twelve years later, they will meet again as enemies. Trained in the ways of the Order, Fiera believes the only way to keep the world safe is to eliminate all traces of the forbidden blood magic that almost destroyed civilization many centuries ago. But Gyre, a mercenary on the lawless frontier, seeks out the lost arts to break free of the Order’s domination and release mankind from the dead hand of the past.  As the tensions across the country rise, not even the ties of blood will keep these two siblings from splitting the world apart.

This promises to be a brilliant, action-packed tale of dangerous magics, ancient weapons, loyalty, family, and betrayal. The book isn’t scheduled until 2019, but we wish it were coming out tomorrow! In the meantime, sate your bloodlust by saying hi to Django on twitter: @DjangoWexler

Take a Look at a Decade of Milestones

Every superhero has an origin story and Orbit is no exception. Drop by B&N to find out how Orbit launched in the US!

Ten years later, we’ve had quite the adventure! Thank you for joining us on this wild ride, and cheers to many more years to come! To celebrate the milestone, we’ve made a selection of titles available for just $2.99 in the US for a limited time.  Pick them up today before the birthday candles blow out!

 

MEET THE WITCHER

Season of Storms, the newest novel in Andrzej Sapkowski’s international bestselling Witcher series that inspired the hit video games, is launching Spring 2018 – get a first look at the spectacular cover below.

Praise for the Witcher series:

“Like Miéville and Gaiman, Sapkowski takes the old and make it new.”
Foundation

A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don’t miss it!”
Fantasy Book Review

“A hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended.”
Time

”One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I’ve ever read…. Sapkowski is a genuine stylist.”
Nerds of a Feather

The universe of Sapkowski’s The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas….this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish.”
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Season of Storms cover illustration: © CD PROJEKT S.A.

Season of Storms cover design: Lauren Panepinto

 

Assassin Week Competition Terms & Conditions

Assasin Selfie

Let your inner assassin out for #AssassinWeek! Share an #AssassinSelfie for your chance to win a signed limited edition Anderida hardback of RJ Barker’s truly epic debut novel AGE OF ASSASSINS!
From Brent Weeks’ master assassin Durzo Blint, to Ezio of Assassin’s Creed, we know assassins love a hooded cloak. So take a selfie in yours for a chance to win! Hoodies and bathrobes make acceptable/hilarious substitutes. No real weapons please!

Terms & Conditions:

  1. This is a prize draw for a signed limited edition Anderida hardback of Age of Assassins. To enter, please share a picture of yourself dressed like an assassin with Orbit Books using #AssassinSelfie and tagging @OrbitBooks on Twitter.
  2. The winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by RJ Barker, whose decision will be final.
  3. The winner may see their entry posted on the Orbit Books (hereinafter the ’Company’) website and on other websites and social media accounts.
  4. There is no purchase necessary to enter.
  5. The prize draw opens at 12:01 am BST on 31st July 2017 and closes at 11:59 pm BST on Sunday 6th August. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition.
  6. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 16 or over in the United Kingdom except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. If the winner is under 18 years of age, the winner will be asked to have his or her guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize.
  7. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk.
  8. By submitting your entry, you agree and warrant that (i) your entry is your own original work; (ii) nothing in your entry is defamatory, private or an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right or in any way a breach of another’s right; (iii) any music used in your entry is original to you or you have written permission from the owner. We reserve the right to ask for the permission before any prize is distributed. Any entry in breach of this clause will be disqualified from participating in the competition and from winning any prize.
  9. By entering the competition, you hereby grant to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide and for all languages, licence to copy, adapt, edit, distribute, publish, sublicense, and in any and all other ways use your entry for any purpose, in any manner and in all media now known or hereinafter devised. Furthermore, you waive all moral rights whatsoever in your entry. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company is under no obligation to make any use of your entry and the Company shall make no payment to you for any use of your entry.
  10. We reserve the right to use all the submissions received on our website, our Facebook pages and on our other social networking sites. We will try to include the name of the entrant but this may not always be possible.
  11. Entries will not be returned.
  12. The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.
  13. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided.
  14. The winner’s name will be published on the Orbit Twitter on Monday 7th August.
  15. The Company will make available the name and county of the winner to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
  16. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the Hachette group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news.
  17. By entering the prize draw you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  18. This competition is being organised by Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
  19. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Orbit at SDCC 2017!

For those of you attending San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, we hope you’ll swing by the booth (#1116) to say hello AND relieve us of some awesome con swag we’ve brought with us.

Here’s what we and our authors will be doing during Comic-Con.

Thursday, July 20

1:30 PM: “Sixty Seconds with SFF Authors,” Horton Grand Theatre (Gail Carriger, Mira Grant, and Sam Sykes)

8:30 PM: “SF and Fantasy Book Trivia with Orbit,” Room 4: That’s right! Join the Orbit Team for a night of fun, games, AND FREE BOOKS if you get a trivia question right!

Friday, July 21

7:30 PM: “Alien Civilizations,” Room 8 (Gail Carriger)

Saturday, July 22

10:00 AM: “Space… the Final Escape,” Room 7AB (James S. A. Corey)

12:00 PM James S.A. Corey Autographing, AA05

3:o0 PM: James S.A. Corey in Conversation with Mythbusters’s Adam Savage, at The Expanse Escape the Room (450 2nd Avenue)

Sunday, July 23

10:00 AM: “Spotlight on Gail Carriger,” Room 4

12:30 PM: “Fantasy Literature,” Room 8 (Gail Carriger and Mira Grant)

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