DISCWORLD novels are the Kindle Daily Deal!

  • Posted by admin on Sep 17 2013

Calling all DISCWORLD fans! The first five books of the well-loved series by Sir Terry Pratchett are available as today’s Kindle Daily Deal for just $1.99! If you’re already a fan of this hilarious and irreverent series, or if it has been on your “to be read” list for a long time, now is the perfect time to dive in!

The Color of Magic: This first book is where we meet tourist Twoflower and wizard guide Ricewind, and follow them on their always-bizarre journeys.

The Light Fantastic: The fate of Pratchett’s alternative fantasy macrocosm are in the bumbling duo’s hands as it hurtles its way toward a foreboding red star, threatening the fate of the entire universe.

Equal Rites:  A dying wizard tries to pass his staff on to the eighth son of an eighth son. When it is revealed that the he is a girl named Esk, the news of the  female wizard sends the citizens of Discworld into a tail-spin.

MortDeath comes to Mort with an offer he can’t refuse — especially since being, well, dead isn’t compulsory.As Death’s apprentice, he’ll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won’t need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he’d ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.

Sourcery: Rincewind, the legendarily inept wizard, has returned after falling off the edge of the world. And this time, he’s brought the Luggage. But that’s not all… Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard. As if that wasn’t complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son — a wizard squared (that’s all the math, really). Who of course, was a source of magic — a sourcerer. Will the sourcerer lead the wizards to dominate all of Discworld? Or can Rincewind’s tiny band stave off the Apocalypse?

Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! You can find all these titles for other e-reader devices here: Color of Magic | The Light Fantastic | Equal Rites | Mort | Sourcery

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Read an Excerpt of The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

  • Posted by admin on Jun 17 2013

A Novel by terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

We’re excited to announce that the sequel to The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s “brilliant science fiction collaboration” (io9) that was voted Goodreads’s Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year, is now on sale! The Long War follows the continuing adventures and travails of heroes Joshua and Lobsang as humankind’s expansion throughout all the Long Earth threatens the future of humanity itself. Read an excerpt of the The Long War and enter to win a copy on Goodreads. For more details on the series, visit www.terrypratchettbooks.com.

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io9's Best Books of the Summer- Gaiman, Kadrey, Hill, and Pratchett!

  • Posted by admin on May 06 2013

Summer is almost here, and the one thing we’re looking forwards to more than the warm weather are the great books! io9’s got an awesome guide of the best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy books you simply cannot miss this summer–and we’re happy to say that a few of our upcoming books made the cut:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

Book 5 of the Sandman Slim seriesKill City Blues by Richard Kadrey

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in LA. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning, and searching for their lost power.

The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall-a global shopping paradise-infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods-and natural-born killers-on his tail. But not even Sandman Slim is infallible, and any mistakes will cost him dearly.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

The Long War by Sir Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter follows the adventures and travails of heroes Joshua Valiente and Lobsang in an exciting continuation of the extraordinary science fiction journey begun in their New York Times bestseller The Long Earth.

A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by “stepping.” A new “America”—Valhalla—is emerging more than a million steps from Datum—our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government.

Soon Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.

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Kadrey, Mansbach, Pratchett, Gaiman, and Hill on io9's Anticipated 2013 Books List

  • Posted by admin on Jan 10 2013

2013 is shaping up to be a good year for sci-fi and fantasy books! io9.com has a great running list of the books to look forwards to in the coming months–congratulations to all the great Harper Voyager and Morrow titles penned by Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Terry Pratchett, Adam Mansbach, and Richard Kadrey! Here’s the low-down on their upcoming novels:

A Sandman Slim novel by Richard KadreyKill City Blues by Richard Kadrey (A Sandman Slim novel)

James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, out of being Lucifer, and back to LA. But there’s still one teeny problem–mainly, he’s managed to lose the Qomrama Om Ya, a weapon from the banished older gods,who are _also_ searching for their lost power.

Stark’s search leads him to an abandoned shopping mall-a multi-story copy of LA-squatted by Lurkers and wretched, bottom of the barrel Sub Rosa families. They’ve formed little tribes that guard their tiny patches of their fake LA. Somewhere in the kill zone of the former mall is a dead man with the answers that Stark needs…. If he can get to him, get back out alive, and outrun the killers on his tail. July 2013.

Neil GaimanThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

“They say you cannot go home again, and that is as true as a knife . . .”

A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things, but when he gets there he learns that nothing is as he remembered.

Wondrous, imaginative, impossible, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is classic Neil Gaiman and sure to capture the hearts of readers everywhere. June 2013.

 

Adam MansbachThe Dead Run by Adam Mansbach

Bestselling author Adam Mansbach delivers a high-concept supernatural thriller, mixing horror, action, and suspense into a blockbuster read.

On both sides of the border, girls are going missing. Then, later, other bodies surface, and a small-town police chief faces an investigation worse than any he’s ever seen before. Kidnapped teen Sherry Nicholls manages to escape from a maniacal cult, but freeing herself was the easiest part.. Meanwhile, in a Mexican jail, unjustly-imprisoned estranged father Jess Galvan accepts a devil’s bargain–transport a sinister package for the prison’s infamous Old Man across the border in 24 hours. If he can do so, he’ll be free and able to regain custody of his daughter. But there are more than coyotes in the desert, and as ancient evils resurface, everyone must face their deepest terrors. September 2013.

Nos4A2 by Joe Hill

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her dayglo blue Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country. Vic doesn’t tell anyone about her unusual ability because she knows that no one would believe her. She has trouble understanding it herself. And she knows it isn’t free. Each time she makes a trip across that bridge, a piece of herself is lost.

But Vic isn’t the only one with a special gift.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing playground of amusements he calls Christmasland. Mile by mile, their journey across the highway of Charlie’s twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them as terrifying and unstoppable as their benefactor.

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble-and finds Manx.

That was a lifetime ago. Now, the only kid to ever escape his unmitigated evil is all grown up and desperate to forget. But the end of one nightmare is just the beginning of another . . . because Charlie Manx hasn’t stopped thinking about the exceptional Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son. In a life-and-death battle of wills–her magic pitted against his–Vic McQueen is going to get her son back and destroy Manx once and for all. Or she’ll die trying. . . . April 2013.

The Long War by Sir Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

A sequel to the novel The Long Earth, this novel takes place generations after the previous book. A new, re-imagined America has been founded on a parallel earth called Valhalla–and Valhalla wants its independence from the Datum Earth! June 2013

To see io9’s full list, click here.

 

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