The Geomancer


A glimpse of the future

First, I'm very happy to announce a number of new acquisitions:

Kay Kenyon's Bright of the Sky, book one in her four book sci-fantasy adventure series, the Entire and the Rose. This is epic storytelling on a grand scale, the saga of Titus Quinn, a man who holds the fate of two universes in his hands. Kay just delivered the first book this week, and I'm equally pleased to announce that the very talented Stephan Martiniere is at work on the cover.

Alexis Glynn Latner's Hurricane Moon. Alexis is a veteran of Analog magazine, a hard science fiction writer whose first novel delivers a story of planetary exploration and colonization - our first such novel at Pyr - served up with a dash of mystery and a pinch of romance. Brian W. Dow is providing the cover.

Chris Roberson's End of the Century, a search for the real Holy Grail told across three timelines, which combines characters from Roberson's Here, There & Everywhere and Paragaea: A Planetary Romance with new characters in a novel that pulls the curtain a ways back on the inner workings of Roberson's fascinating universe(s).

Mike Resnick's Starship: Mercenary, third in his ongoing military SF epic, detailing the adventures of the Teddy R., once a not-so-proud member of the Republic, now fighting for life on the edges of the galactic frontier.

Next, author and noted blogger John Scalzi has just kicked off a new interview feature on his AOL blog, By the Way. For his inaugural interview, he talks with Chris Roberson about his just-released Paragaea: A Planetary Romance. And speaking of Paragaea, SF Reviews has just posted a wonderful review of same:
"If you're going to write a book with a hero not only actually nicknamed 'Hero'", but whose full name is Heironymous Bonaventure, and do so with a straight face, then by golly, that book had better be a completely guileless, wide-eyed love letter to pulp adventure fiction of yore, chock full of monsters, lost cities, sword fights, high seas action, hairs-breadth escapes from certain doom, really big scorpions, and chicks who kick ass. By a happy coincidence, this is precisely the sort of book Chris Roberson has delivered in Paragaea. Had this novel been released 30 years ago, it would've been published by DAW, had a Frank Kelly Freas or George Barr cover, and spawned 38 sequels with titles like Swords of Paragaea. Had it come out 30 years before that, it would've been serialized in one of the old magazines, and you'd have had to hide it from your mom and read it under the covers at night with a flashlight .... The book's sensawunda and spirited storytelling are simply irresistible... fantastically entertaining...put Chris Roberson at the top of your reading list."

There is also a rather nice review of Keith Brooke's Genetopia up at SF Site:

"Keith Brooke's Genetopia is a fascinating creation. Though unquestionably a work of science fiction, it is set at a point in the future where the boundaries between SF and fantasy blur; and the novel has features of both: the heightened sense of reality common to the best fantasy, coupled with the inherent plausibility of the best SF.... One of the hardest things to do in life is to look change in the eye without flinching. Keith Brooke's superb novel is an invitation to do so; and it's an invitation you should accept. "


  1. hey, lou, i syndicated this to livejournal at so more people can read it. sdn

  2. Thank you very much for that!