EARTH STRIKE is the first Star Carrier novel–the first book in the epic saga of humankind’s war of transcendence. There is a milestone in the evolution of every sentient race, a Tech Singularity Event, when the species achieves transcendence through its technological advances. Now the creatures known as humans are near this momentous turning point.
But an armed threat is approaching from deepest space, determined to prevent humankind from crossing over that boundary—by total annihilation if necessary.
We at HarperVoyager are so sad to hear of the passing of Jack Vance, who died over the weekend – aged 96. A true science fiction great.
Jack Vance passed away quietly on Sunday 26th May, at the age of 96. A prolific writer over five decades in three genres, Jack was a true original, a man who lived life on his own terms and wove his writing life in and around a multitude of personal passions and projects.
Widely considered one of the greats of the genre, Jack Vance’s novels have entertained millions of readers worldwide. From such classics as THE DYING EARTH to LYONESSE to NIGHT LAMP, Vance’s contribution to SF and Fantasy will live on in his work through his rich sense of language, his pitch-perfect handling of tone and his subtle way with irony.
George R.R. Martin called him ‘the greatest living SF writer and a master of Fantasy’ and said that ‘experiment taught me only Jack Vance can write like Jack Vance’.
Jane Johnson, Jack Vance’s UK Editor and Publisher at HarperVoyager, said:
‘We’re really sad. His last novel with us was LURULU (2004) after which he was unable to write as a result of increasing blindness, but we published a tribute to him by George and Gardner Dozois, both lifelong Vance fans, in 2009 entitled SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH. The work will live on, of course, but there’s no replacement for such genius. It really is the end of an era.’
Jack Vance’s agent Christopher Lott said:
‘He was a true original, a man who lived life on his own terms. Something rare in this world, now. He will be missed, and I hope and trust his life and works will be celebrated for a long, long time to come.’
Part Hemingway, part Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a suspenseful odyssey into the dark heart of the post-apocalyptic American Southwest.
Forty years after the destruction of civilization, human beings are reduced to salvaging the ruins of a broken world. One survivor’s most prized possession is Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea. With the words of the novel echoing across the wasteland, a living victim of the Nuclear Holocaust journeys into the unknown to break a curse.
What follows is an incredible tale of grit and endurance. A lone traveler must survive the desert wilderness and mankind gone savage to discover the truth of Hemingway’s classic tale of man versus nature.
Now with a new introduction by author Nick Cole.
The Savage Boy:
The author of the acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel The Old Man and the Wasteland returns! Amid the remains of a world destroyed by a devastating Global Thermonuclear Armageddon, barbaric tribes rule the New American Dark Age. A boy and his horse must complete the final mission of the last United States soldier, and what unfolds is an epic journey across an America gone savage.
More About Nick Cole:
Nick Cole is a working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can often be found as a guard for King Philip the Second of Spain in Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera or in some similar role. Nick has been writing for most of his life and started acting in Hollywood after serving in the U.S. Army.