Voyager Authors at Phoenix Comicon!

  • Posted by admin on May 28 2015

Anyone going to Phoenix Comicon? Make sure to see our HarperVoyager Spotlight panel, as well as all the panels featuring our amazing authors!

 

Harper Voyager Spotlight Panel : Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am

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With the proliferation of science fiction/fantasy in this year’s movie and television landscape, it’s a vibrant, transformational time in the SF/F publishing market: and Harper Voyager, HarperCollins’ speculative fiction imprint, has never before boasted such a diverse array of content.  Assistant Editor Kelly O’Connor and Associate Publicist Caroline Perny will discuss how the marketplace is rebounding from an overabundance of vampires and werewolves: readers are increasingly hungry for tales more rooted in scientific reality: on the ascendant are science thrillers (Zer0es by Chuck Wendig, Departure by A.G. Riddle, Positive by David Wellington); magical espionage and supernatural noir (Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey, Stonehill Downs by Sarah Remy, The Day Before by Liana Brooks); space opera and military adventure (Shadow of Empire by Jay Allan, Guerilla by Mel Odom, The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel) . Don’t discount pop culture’s ongoing obsession with marvel-ous superhero mythology and tales of gods on earth (Superheroes Anonymous by Lexie Dunne, Devil in the Wires by Tim Lees).  Readers continue to be fascinated with books that go bump in the night: Horror remains a strong category, with a wide range of fiction incorporating horrorific elements (Gideon by Alex Gordon, The Devil’s Bag Man by Adam Mansbach, Beyond Redemption by Michael K. Fletcher).  And blending the magic of fantasy with the science of SF are some cog-studded Steampunk powerhouses (The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato; On Her Majesty’s Behalf by Joseph Nassise, Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr).  Attendees will get a sneak peak at upcoming Harper Voyager titles, prizes, books—and the chance to meet some of our out-of-this-world authors!

Featuring Alex Gordon, Beth Cato, Chuck Wendig, Joseph Nassise, Mel Odom, Richard Kadrey, and Viola Carr

 

 

Voyager Author Panels & Signings

 

Alex Gordon:

 

 

Beth Cato:

 

 

Chuck Wendig:

 

 

Mel Odom:

 

 

Richard Kadrey:

 

 

Viola Carr:

**Note: Viola will also be participating in a con-adjacent event—The Steampunk Tea

 

 

Joseph Nassise:

**No links to Joe’s schedule yet, as he won’t be announced as a guest until 5/2

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New Releases: DEEP TIME and VEILED EMPIRE

  • Posted by admin on May 26 2015

Two new releases are out today from Harper Voyager & Harper Voyager Impulse: DEEP TIME: Star Carrier Book Six by Ian Douglas and VEILED EMPIRE by Nathan Garrison! 

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The clock is ticking in the struggle for galactic independence

Once rebels themselves facing off against the Earth Confederation, the United States of North America is now the dominant force in negotiations with the interstellar Sh’daar Collective. But just as the Marines root out the last violent dissenters, an alien ship of unknown origin suddenly flees Earth’s orbit. Is it mere coincidence . . . or a terrifying omen?

President Alexander Koenig watches with great interest as USNA forces chase the runaways down. But upon first contact, it’s not apparent where—or when—the crew is headed. For this bizarre species has somehow mastered the power to manipulate time itself. Now Koenig must decide whether he’s dealing with angels of astonishing technological prowess . . . or the agents of humanity’s destruction.

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The Empire is Shrouded, not only by the barrier that covers the land, but by the lies and oppression of the mierothi regime. Magic is the privilege of the elite, and the people of this shadowed country have forgotten what it means to hope under their rule.

But there are some who would resist, with plans put into motion millennia before. For returned to the Empire is a valynkar, servant of the god of light, and with him come the strength and cunning that could tip the scales to end the Emperor’s reign. He has gathered a group of heroes ready to ignite the flame of rebellion and fight against the dark power that has ruled for nearly two thousand years. A power that has champions of its own.

Nathan Garrison’s Veiled Empire throws a mythical land into chaos, with races long thought forgotten, and magics only just discovered. Steel and sorcery clash as brave souls vie for freedom and control in this astonishing debut novel.

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Note from the Editor: A little about DEVIL IN THE WIRES…

  • Posted by admin on May 22 2015

It’s not rare for editors to work on books we love – in fact, if we’re acquiring and editing books we don’t love, it means something is wrong.  With first novels, we have the luxury (usually) of reading a whole manuscript before making an offer and editing the book. But with sequels… we may have seen a synopsis, we may know the author’s writing style and track record, but there’s always that thrill of anticipation. That feeling that we’re going to open up the manuscript and find familiar characters – but also something entirely new and unexpected.  More than that, it’s the excitement of finding out that not only does book two build on the world of book one – it blows it out of the water.

And that’s exactly why I can’t recommend Devil in the Wires to you highly enough.  Tim Lees’ Field Ops novels can be hard to pin down – they’re contemporary fantasies.  They’re urban fantasies, when it comes down to it. They’re thrillers.  They’re inspired by film noir. They’re fast-paced, and equal parts hilarious and terrifying.  But with this second novel, Tim has created something really special.  This book grabs you from the beginning and doesn’t let go.  It adds more depth and personality to some old characters, and introduces some new ones who are rich and interesting and complex.

Devil in the Wires is Constantine meets Office Space.  Protagonist Chris Copeland works for the Registry, a faintly evil (but not exactly villainous) company that captures gods to be recycled as energy.  After the not-so-easy extraction of an ancient and powerful god in Iraq, Chris finds himself drawn into a new company venture: the Registry is building a god-house to contain the god Chris has just captured.  They’re going to use it to supply Chicago with electricity.  And they want Chris to oversee the facility. Chris, company troubleshooter, is not convinced that this is a good idea.  And with good reason, because all too soon, bodies start turning up on the shores of Lake Michigan.

All of that combines to something that feels real.  Tim may be a British author living in Chicago, but he knows his new city – the ins and outs, the atmosphere, the type of people who live there – the things that make it special.  By the time I finished my final edits on this book, I felt like I’d really been there.  And not only that – I was sorry to let these characters go. I’ve never come across a character with a pithier, more spot-on way of looking at the world.  He’s skeptical about the motives of his colleagues, pessimistic and a little put-upon.  But he also hasn’t lost sight of the fact that he works with gods.  Literally.  And that respect for his job makes him good at it.

And then there’s Angel, Chris’s publicist girlfriend, who’s not afraid to tell things like they are, and whose goofy pit bull Riff adds a bit of fun; Woollard, a straight-arrow Chicago detective who suspects things may not be as under control as the Registry would have everyone believe; and Shailer, a Registry executive who just might be a touch out of his depth.  With every new character, I found myself becoming more and more immersed in this fantastically creative, captivating world.  I hope you’ll find you love this book as much as I do!

from Rebecca Lucash, editor at Harper Voyager Impulse

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Out Today: DEVIL IN THE WIRES

  • Posted by admin on May 19 2015

DEVIL IN THE WIRES is on sale today!

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“It’s a perfect circle, Chris. The god receives his audience, the grid receives the power—and we light up Chicago.”

After the perilous retrieval of a long-dormant god from Iraq, Chris Copeland—professional god hunter and company troubleshooter—is about ready to quit his job. But his employers at the Registry have other plans…plans to build a power facility on the shores of Lake Michigan. Adam Shailer, a rising star at the Registry, thinks he can cage the god, drain its energy, and power the city.

It’s Chris’s job to make sure nothing goes wrong. And at first, everything seems fine. Great, even. But when ecstatic devotees start leaving human sacrifices on the beach near the god-house, it quickly becomes clear that the god is not as contained as the Registry would have everyone believe. The devil’s in the wires, and there’s no turning back now.

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HarperVoyager Authors at #TwitterFiction fest!

  • Posted by admin on May 12 2015

We’re super excited to have our authors rep at Twitter’s awesomely innovative and interactive #twitterfiction festival!

Chuck Wendig, author of the upcoming novel ZER0ES, will be on tonight, May 12th at 6pm EDT!

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Here’s some more info on what Chuck will be up to!:

We are all connected. Our lives and privacy bound to our devices, devices that talk to one another, devices that know us better than we know ourselves. And as a result, we are all vulnerable. Emergent from the shadows of our unlimited connectedness arises a mysterious figure. And congratulations! It has selected you to have a conversation. To receive a warning. You are vulnerable. It wants to speak to you. Will you listen to what it has to say? Will you be selected? Will you heed its warnings?

Tomorrow (5/13) Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger and the upcoming follow up The Clockwork Crown, will take over at 2 pm EDT.

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Here’s a bit more info on Beth’s #twitterfiction foray!

@BethCato seeks out the magic and mystery of the everyday as she alternates between evocative fantasy and science fiction poems and short stories. She encourages other writers & artists to use her #TwitterFiction to spark their own creative works.

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