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Presenting Pyr's Fall Winter 2010-2011 Season

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Presenting Pyr's Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Season.

Salute the Dark
Shadows of the Apt 4

Adrian Tchaikovsky
Trade Paperback September 2010
Cover Illustration © Jon Sullivan 

Design by Jacqueline Cooke

The fourth novel in the thrilling fantasy series: Shadows of the Apt. Following on from Empire in Black and Gold, Dragonfly Falling and Blood of the Mantis.

The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his hands on the Shadow Box and can finally begin his dark ritual - a ritual that the Wasp-kinden Emperor believes will grant him immortality - but Uctebri has his own plans both for the Emperor and the Empire.

The massed Wasp armies are on the march, and the spymaster Stenwold must see which of his allies will stand now that the war has finally arrived. This time the Empire will not stop until a black and gold flag waves over Stenwold's own home city of Collegium.

Tisamon the Weaponsmaster is faced with a terrible choice: a path that could lead him to abandon his friends and his daughter, to face degradation and loss, but that might possibly bring him before the Wasp Emperor with a blade in his hand - but is he being driven by Mantis-kinden honour, or manipulated by something more sinister?

Praise for the series:

Empire in Black and Gold is a very strong debut. It is a fast-paced and action-driven novel that nonetheless leaves plenty of room for character-development. Its primary strength is, however, the highly imaginative world that Tchaikovsky’s has created. …a remarkably strong fantasy debut and I for one am eagerly anticipating the sequels Dragonfly Falling and Blood of the Mantis.” Book Spot Central 

Burton & Swinburne in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack
Mark Hodder
Trade Paperback September 2010
Cover Illustration © Jon Sullivan 

Design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht

When one man changes history, history changes everyone!

London, 1861.

Sir Richard Francis Burton--Explorer, linguist, scholar and swordsman; his reputation tarnished; his career in tatters; his former partner missing and probably dead.

Algernon Charles Swinburne--Unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade; for whom pain is pleasure, and brandy is ruin!

They stand at a crossroads in their lives; and are caught in the epicentre of an empire torn by conflicting forces: Engineers transform the landscape with bigger, faster, noisier and dirtier technological wonders; Eugenicists develop specialist animals to provide unpaid labour; Libertines oppose repressive laws and demand a society based on beauty and creativity; while the Rakes push the boundaries of human behaviour to the limits with magic, drugs and anarchy.

The two men are sucked into the perilous depths of this moral and ethical vacuum when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled Jack, and to find out why werewolves are terrorising London's East End.

Their investigations lead them to one of the defining events of the age; and the terrifying possibility that the world they inhabit shouldn't exist at all!

"This is an exhilarating romp through a witty combination of 19th century English fact and fiction. Mark Hodder definitely knows his stuff and has given us steam opera at its finest. ...A great, increasingly complex, plot, some fine characters, and invention that never flags! It gets better and better, offering clues to some of Victorian London's strangest mysteries. This is the best debut novel I have read in ages." Michael Moorcock

Twelve 
Jasper Kent
Trade Paperback September 2010
Cover illustration © by Paul Young 

Design by Grace M. Conti-Zilsberger

Russia, 1812

It began as a last stand against Napoleon’s invading army. It would end as a fight against an enemy of mankind itself…

As his face came close to mine, a sudden miasma surrounded me, the stench of his breath. I recalled years ago standing over a mass grave where the bodies of brave soldiers had been lying for many days. It was that same odour of decay and I felt the same urge to run as I had then, accompanied by an even deeper sense of dread which I could not place...

The voordalak – a creature of legend; the tales of which have terrified Russian children for generations. But for Captain Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov – a child of more enlightened times – it is a legend that has long been forgotten. Besides, in the autumn of 1812, he faces a more tangible enemy – the Grande Armée of Napoleon Bonaparte.

City after city has fallen to the advancing French, and it now seems that only a miracle will keep them from Moscow itself. In desperation, Aleksei and his comrades enlist the help of the Oprichniki – a group of twelve mercenaries from the furthest reaches of Christian Europe, who claim that they can turn the tide of the war. It seems an idle boast, but the Russians soon discover that the Oprichniki are indeed quite capable of fulfilling their promise…and much more.

Unnerved by the fact that so few can accomplish so much, Aleksei remembers those childhood stories of the voordalak. And as he comes to understand the true, horrific nature of these twelve strangers, he wonders at the nightmare they’ve unleashed in their midst ...

Full of historical detail, thrilling action and heart-stopping supernatural moments, Twelve is storytelling at its most original and exciting.

"Good vampire-hunting fun." SFX

Tome of the Undergates
The Aeon's Gate Book 1

Sam Sykes
Trade Paperback September 2010
Cover illustration © by Paul Young 

Design by Grace M. Conti-Zilsberger

Adventurer. The term has long been synonymous with cutthroat, murderer, savage, zealot and heathen. And Lenk, an errant young man with only a sword and a decidedly unpleasant voice in his head, counts all five amongst his best and only associates. Loathed by society and spurned by all merciful gods, he and his band are recruited for only the vilest of jobs.

Denaos, the lecherous thug; Asper, the cursed priestess; Dreadaeleon, the pubescent wizard; Gariath, the psychotic dragonman; and Kataria, the savage shict who farts in her sleep have all followed Lenk out of necessity. But as their companionship increases, so too does their enmity for each other. Thrown together by necessity, motivated by their distrust for each other, it falls to Lenk to keep them from murdering each other long enough to allow something more horrible the pleasure.

When an esteemed clergyman hires them to track down a missing book stolen by a zealous foulness risen from the depths of the ocean, intent on using the tome to raise its abyssal matron from her hell-bound prison, Lenk finds his skills put to the test. Faced with titanic, fish-like beasts, psychotic purple warrior women and the ferocity of an ocean that loathes him as much as his own people do, the greatest threat yet may be the company he keeps.

Full of razor-sharp wit, characters who leap off the page (and into trouble) and plunging the reader into a vivid world of adventure this is a fantasy that kicks off a series that could dominate the second decade of the century.

"Wildly descriptive slaughter-fest fantasy with a surprising pathos. Monstrous, murderous, psychotic, deranged, possessed and insane – the only question is what our heroes hate more: The demons they're fighting, each other or themselves. Sam Sykes has invented a whole new genre – Call Of Duty: Demon Warfare." Stephen Deas (The Adamantine Palace)

The Wolf Age
James Enge
Trade Paperback October 2010
Cover Illustration © Dominic Harman 

Design by Jacqueline Cooke

"Spear-age, sword-age:
shields are shattered.
Wind-age, wolf-age:
before the world founders
no man will show mercy to another."

Wuruyaaria: city of werewolves, whose raiders range over the dying northlands, capturing human beings for slaves or meat. Wuruyaaria: where a lone immortal maker wages a secret war against the Strange Gods of the Coranians. Wuruyaaria: a democracy where some are more equal than others, and a faction of outcast werewolves is determined to change the balance of power in a long, bloody election year.

Their plans are laid; the challenges known; the risks accepted. But all schemes will shatter in the clash between two threats few had foreseen and none had fully understood: a monster from the north on a mission to poison the world, and a stranger from the south named Morlock Ambrosius.

“James Enge writes with great intelligence and wit. His stories take twisty paths to unexpected places you absolutely want to go. This isn't the same old thing; this is delightful fantasy written for smart readers.” --Greg Keyes, New York Times bestselling author of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series

Tracato 
A Trial of Blood & Steel Book Three
Joel Shepherd
Trade Paperback October 2010
Cover Illustration © David Palumbo 

Design by Grace M. Conti-Zilsberger

For two hundred years Tracato has been the center of enlightenment, as the serrin have occupied human lands and sought to remake humanity anew. But the serrin have not destroyed Rhodaan’s feudal families entirely, and as Tracato faces the greatest threat to its survival in two centuries, old rivalries are stirring. Sasha must assist her mentor Kessligh to strengthen the Tracato Nasi-Keth, yet with one royal sister siding with the feudalists, and another soon to be married to Tracato’s most powerful foe, her loyalties are agonizingly divided.

Worse still, from Sasha’s homeland the Army of Lenayin are marching to make war upon Tracato. Can she fight her own people? Or must she join them, and fight not only her lover Errollyn, but to extinguish the brightest light of hope in all the land -- serrin civilization itself?

"...quite engrossing... this heroic fantasy should please fans of, say, George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire novels." Booklist

The Cardinal’s Blades
Pierre Pevel
Translated by Tom Clegg
Trade Paperback October 2010
Cover Illustration © Jon Sullivan 

Design by Jacqueline Cooke

Welcome to seventeenth century Paris, where intrigue, duels and spies are rife and Cardinal Richelieu’s men may be prevailed upon to risk life and limb in the name of France at a moment’s notice. And with war on the horizon, the defense of the nation has never been more pressing.

Danger is rising from the south--an insidious plot which could end with a huge dragon- shaped shadow falling over France. A shadow cast by dragons quite unlike the pet dragonets which roam the cities like stray cats, or the tame wyverns men ride like horses, high over the Parisian rooftops. These dragons and their descendants are ancient, terrible and powerful... and their plans contain little room for the lives or freedom of men.

Cardinal Richelieu has nowhere else to turn; Captain La Fargue and his elite group of men, the Cardinal’s Blades, must turn the tide. They must hold the deadly Black Claw cult at bay, root out traitors to the crown, rescue prisoners, and fulfill their mission for the Cardinal, for their country, but above all for themselves. 

It’s death or victory. And the victory has never been less certain.

“Bold and completely absorbing, Pevel’s English language debut is exciting stuff.” Total Sci-Fi Online

The Horns of Ruin 
Tim Akers
Trade Paperback November 2010
Cover Illustration & Type © Benjamin Carré 


Eva Forge is the last paladin of a dead God. Morgan, God of battle and champion of the Fraterdom, was assassinated by his jealous brother, Amon. Over time, the Cult of Morgan has been surpassed by other gods, his blessings ignored in favor of brighter technologies and more mechanical miracles. Eva was the last child dedicated to the Cult of Morgan, forsaken by her parents and forgotten by her family. Now she watches as her new family, her Cult, crumbles all around her.

When a series of kidnappings and murders makes it clear that someone is trying to hasten the death of the Cult of Morgan, Eva must seek out unexpected allies and unwelcome answers in the city of Ash. But will she be able to save the city from a growing conspiracy, one that reaches back to her childhood, even back to the murder of her god?

"Akers knows how a spin a tale with depth, complexity, and a bit of humor." - The Mad Hatter's Bookshelf & Book Review 

Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar (Book 1)
Clay & Susan Griffith
Trade Paperback November 2010
Cover Illustration © Chris McGrath 

Design by Grace M. Conti-Zilsberger

In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed outright. Millions more died of disease and famine due to the havoc that followed. Within two years, once great cities were shrouded by the grey empire of the vampire clans. Human refugees fled south to the tropics because vampires could not tolerate the constant heat there. They brought technology and a feverish drive to reestablish their shattered societies of steam and iron amid the mosques of Alexandria, the torrid quietude of Panama, or the green temples of Malaya.

It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming.

Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. She is quick with her wit as well as with a sword or gun. She is eager for an adventure before she settles into a life of duty and political marriage to man she does not know. But her quest turns black when she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan. Her only protector is The Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death between humankind and the vampire clans.

Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar is the first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, Vampire Empire brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

"I love this book. It's epic and lovely, heartbreakingly romantic (in every sense of the word) and an incredibly satisfying read, both for the characters and the richness of the world." Marjorie M. Liu, New York Times bestselling author of the Hunter Kiss and Dirk & Steele series

Elfsorrow
Legends of the Raven 1
James Barclay
Trade Paperback November 2010
Cover illustration © Raymond Swanland 

Design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht

Another action-packed adventure from the new master of fantasy. The Raven travel to a new continent in search of mages to help the ruined college of Julatsa rebuild . . . and find themselves in the midst of an ancient curse - a curse that has unleashed a plague that threatens to wipe out the elven race. Barclay excels with another tale that pitches The Raven against the clock and unseen foes. Full of desperate fights and secret betrayals the story also fills in more of Balaia's history and delves deeper into the ancient emnities between the colleges. Barclay has created a wonderfully appealing group of heroes and with every book their history grows and the land they live in becomes wider and richer. This is landmark fantasy in the making.

With The Raven, Barclay has created one of the more memorable casts of heroes in recent memory.” – SFSite

Shadowheart
Legends of the Raven 2
James Barclay
Trade Paperback December 2010
Cover illustration © Raymond Swanland 

Design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht

The Raven is tested to the point of destruction when a savage war is unleashed across his world and the magical colleges of Balaia tear the land apart in their struggle for supremacy. Can The Raven even survive, let alone triumph?

“All five of those books are mind-numbingly brilliant.” Fantasy Book Review

Demonstorm
Legends of the Raven 3 

James Barclay
Trade Paperback January 2011
Cover illustration © Raymond Swanland 

Design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht

THIS IS THE END ... The dragons have gone home, the elves are safe. The Raven have kept their promises. But fate has not finished with them. As the war between the colleges rages on an old enemy senses that his chance to revenge a bitter defeat has come. Tessaya, Lord of the Paleon Tribes has waited patiently for his moment and now, with Balaia in flames, he makes his move and unleashes the Wesmen hordes. In Xetesk, his forces scattered, Dystran, Lord of the Mount faces certain defeat by the Wesmen unless he unleashes the horrfying power of dimensional magics. And Dystran has not come this far to be beaten at the last by a rabble of ignorant tribesmen. And so the veil between dimensions is torn ... And beyond, a predatory evil stirs. Demons catch the scent of countless souls in Balaia. Can even the Raven prevail when the world is coming to an end? A fantasy milestone is reached. James Barclay brings his sensational saga of The Raven to a heartsopping conclusion.

Demonstorm is good enough that I would tell you to read all five preceding books just so you could read this one. Thankfully, all five of those books are mind-numbingly brilliant.” Fantasy Book Review 

The Buntline Special
A Weird West Tale 

Mike Resnick
Trade Paperback December 2010
Cover Illustration + Interior Illustrations © J. Seamas Gallagher 

Design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht

The year is 1881. The United States of America ends at the Mississippi River. Beyond lies the Indian nations, where the magic of powerful Medicine Men have halted the advance of the Americans east of the river.

An American government desperate to expand its territory sends Thomas Alva Edison out West to the town of Tombstone, Arizona on a mission to discover a scientific means of counteracting magic. Hired to protect this great genius, Wyatt Earp and his brothers.

But there are plenty who would like to see the Earps and Edison dead. Riding to their aid--old friends Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. Against them stand the Apache wizard Geronimo and the Clanton gang. Battle lines are drawn, and the Clanton gang, which has their own reasons for wanting Edison dead, sends for Johnny Ringo, the one man who might be Doc Holliday's equal in a gunfight. But what shows up instead is The Thing That Was Once Johnny Ringo, returned from the dead and come to Tombstone looking for a fight.

Welcome to a West like you’ve never seen before, where “Bat Masterson” hails from the ranks of the undead, where electric lights shine down on the streets of Tombstone, while horseless stagecoaches carry passengers to and fro, and where death is no obstacle to The Thing That Was Once Johnny Ringo. Think you know the story of the O.K. Corral? Think again, as five time Hugo winner Mike Resnick takes on his first steampunk western tale, and the West will never be the same.

"Nobody spins a yarn better than Mike Resnick." Orson Scott Card

Cowboy Angels
Paul McAuley
Trade Paperback January 2011
Cover Illustration © Sparth 

Design by Jacqueline Cooke

The first Turing gate, a mere hundred nanometers across, is forced open in 1963, at the high-energy physics laboratory in Brookhaven; three years later, the first man to travel to an alternate history takes his momentous step, and an empire is born.

For fifteen years, the version of America that calls itself the Real has used its Turing gate technology to infiltrate a wide variety of alternate Americas, rebuilding those wrecked by nuclear war, fomenting revolutions and waging war to free others from Communist or Fascist rule, and establishing a Pan-American Alliance. Then a nation exhausted by endless strife elects Jimmy Carter on a reconstruction and reconciliation ticket, the CIA's covert operations are wound down, and the Real begins to wage
peace rather than war.

But some people believe that it is the Real's manifest destiny to impose its idea of truth, justice and the American way in every known alternate history, and they're prepared to do anything to reverse Carter's peacenik doctrine. When Adam Stone, a former CIA field officer, one of the Cowboy Angels who worked covertly in other histories, volunteers for reactivation after an old friend begins a killing spree across alternate histories, his mission uncovers a startling secret about the operation of the Turing gates, and leads him into the heart of an audicious conspiracy to change the history of every America in the multiverse -- including our own.

Cowboy Angels is a vivid, helter-skelter thriller in which one version of America discovers the true cost of empire-building, and one man discovers that an individual really can make a difference.

“Fast moving, clever, great visuals: in summary, this book was great entertainment, intelligent and enormous fun. Reading it, I found that, for the first time in ages, I had to stay up to finish the last hundred or so pages. …Recommended.” SFFWorld

Thirteen Years Later
Jasper Kent
Trade Paperback February 2011
Cover illustration © by Paul Young

Design by Grace M. Conti-Zilsberger

In the summer of 1812, before the Oprichniki came to the help of Mother Russia in her fight against Napoleon, one of their number overheard a conversation between his master, Zmyeevich, and another. He learned of a feud, an unholy grievance between Zmyeevich and the rulers of Russia, the Romanovs, that began a century earlier at the time of Peter the Great. Indeed, while the Oprichniki's primary reason for journeying to Russia is to stop the French, one of them takes a different path. For he has a different agenda, he is to be the nightmare instrument of revenge on the Romanovs. But thanks to the valiant efforts of Captain Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov, this maverick monster would not be able to begin to complete his task until thirteen years later. Now that time has come: it is 1825 and Russia once more stands on the brink of anarchy, and this time the threat comes from within...

"Brilliantly weaving together history and family drama with supernatural horror, political intrigue, espionage and suspense." Fantasy Book Critic

The Scar-Crow Men
Swords of Albion

Mark Chadbourn
Trade Paperback February 2011
Cover Illustration © Chris McGrath 

Design by Jacqueline Cooke

1593: the London of Elizabeth I is in the terrible grip of the Black Death. As thousands die from the plague and the queen hides behind the walls of her palace, English spies are being murdered across the city. The killer’s next target: Will Swyfte.

For Swyfte, adventurer, rake, scholar and spy, this is the darkest time he has known. His mentor, the grand old spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham, is dead. The new head of the secret service is more concerned about his own advancement than defending the nation, and a rival faction at the court has established its own network of spies. Plots are everywhere, and no one can be trusted. Meanwhile, England’s greatest enemy, the haunted Unseelie Court, prepares to make its move.

A dark, bloody scheme, years in the making, is about to bear fruition. The endgame begins on the night of the first performance of Dr Faustus, the new play by Swyfte’s close friend and fellow spy, Christopher Marlowe. A devil is conjured in the middle of the crowded theatre, taking the form of Will Swyfte’s long-lost love, Jenny - and it has a horrifying message for him alone.

That night Marlowe is murdered, and Swyfte embarks on a personal and brutal crusade for vengeance. Friendless, with enemies on every side and a devil at his back, the spy may find that even his vaunted skills are no match for the supernatural power arrayed against him.

Praise for The Silver Skull:

“There are times when you read a book that’s so amazing to you that you feel the author had you personally in mind when they wrote it, that’s exactly how I feel about Mark Chadbourn’s The Silver Skull. ….This is a must-read, and is my favorite book so far this year.” Fantasy Literature 

37 comments:

Jvstin Tomorrow said...

Just picked up Empires... the other day at a local bookstore.

I have other things on my plate, but I am cautiously optimistic based on what I've read about it (including on his website) that I will cotton to it. And of course, as I have said before, Pyr has a great track record in introducing authors to me.

Lou Anders said...

I'm pretty confident you will like it.

John Klima said...

I think I'll be ordering all of those books for the library...

Dave-Brendon de Burgh said...

Man, Lou, this is really some incredible stuff to look forward to! Love Jon's Spring-Heeled Jack cover, looks like a very cool book, and love Mr Swanland's Barclay covers! I'm also very chuffed to see Seamas' stuff - the man is already a legend! And of course I'm very happy that you guys are helping Jasper spearhead his invasion of the US. :-) Very awesome stuff, all!

Amanda Makepeace said...

Added Vampire Empire to my TBR list. Can't wait!

Adam said...

The cover for Cowboy Angels is incredible! McAuley writes some of the smartest, most accessible SF out there and I am really looking forward to that one.

Jvstin Tomorrow said...

Branching out from the Tchaikovsky, this really is a list of books to look forward to. (I need to get and read Silver Skull. The Vampire empire, et cetera

Mad Hatter Review said...

September is going to be a busy reading month. I'm about to start Blood of the Mantis so I happy to hear I don't have a long wait for book 4, Salute the Dark. Thanks for loading us up as always.

KP said...

Excellent upcoming lineup for the fall - will be getting several of them.
Really wish there were more hard cover editions though...

Rene Sears said...

What gorgeous covers! Can't wait to read these.

The Wolf Age cover is beautiful. I'm looking forward to that book so very much.

Steve the Bookstore Guy said...

Holy crap. There is literally nothing on that list that doesn't look good.

Geez. And here I was thinking I was going to have to import most of these titles.

Pure awesome. These are gonna be a blast to review over at the blog

Steve Diamond
Elitist Book Reviews

James said...

I'm jazzed about Vampire Empire but I really want to get my hands on Resnick's Buntline Special

David said...

Some good looking books Lou! I'll be buying the new Resnick book for sure.

ces said...

Haven't read all the descriptions, but at first glance I see 7 books I'll be purchasing. (it's 6:04 am here in Seattle. Yawn.)

Sparth's cover of "Cowboy Angels" is wonderful! So much with so little. Didn't see any Martiniere covers though.

Derek Molata said...

Absolutely gorgeous cover art. Some of the best around.

Lou Anders said...

Thanks all. Yes, oddly no Martiniere or Picacio this season. They'll be back, but it's nice to welcome J Seamas Gallagher, Paul Young, Raymond Swanland into the fold.

RobB said...

Impressive list. Absolutely LOVE the Swanland covers for the Barclay novels, I'm guessing the imagery is supposed to engender a similar feel to the great work he did for Glen Cook's recent reissues?

The cover and text for "The Horns of Ruin" and the Spring-Heeled Jack books work together perfectly. The novels under the covers sound great, too!

Lots of good books on this post/list!

Al said...

Given Pyr's origins, I'm surprised to see it moving in the direction of publishing mostly fantasy instead of the science fiction with which it started. Is this going to be the continuing direction for Pyr, into magic and such?

Lou Anders said...

Hi Al,
in the next few months, we have Ian McDonald's The Dervish House coming out, which is as SF as it gets. We have more McAuley in the season above, and we have a sequel to Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Diving into the Wreck being written as we speak. But we have been branching out, not only into fantasy, but into steampunk, vampire fiction, etc... and we have some other new-for-us areas on the horizon.

Al said...

Don't get me wrong, I've been buying your fantasy. It just made me wonder on the overall direction of Pyr.

Jvstin Tomorrow said...

I think, Al, that the supergenre "F/SF" has been tilting more toward fantasy (and especially urban fantasy) in recent years.

It makes good business sense for Pyr to tweak their slate slightly to reflect it, and to branch out into new areas.

And as Lou says, there is plenty of SF in the pipeline and in the existing catalog.

Lou Anders said...

Personally I would like everybody who hasn't already to go read John Meaney's Nulapeiron Sequence!

Lou Anders said...

Also some-but-not-all steampunk counts. The Mark Hodder book is as brilliant a time-paradox tale as you will ever read.

KP said...

Purchased John Meaney's Nulapeiron Sequence quite a while ago, looks like I should move it up on the TBR pile

Lou Anders said...

Yes, KP, yes!

LC said...

Wow, I'm crazy excited just from the descriptions for most of the books. I just wished Pyr published in mass market paperbacks; then I could get ALL of them!

But seriously, a good 7 or so went on my list to pickup when they're available. I'm most excited about Jaspar Kent. Happy I didn't import!

James said...

Only ONE science fiction title?

This makes me very sad.

Suse said...

I'll definitely be buying at least two copies of Vampire Empire -- one for myself, one for a friend. Can't wait to read it!

Lou Anders said...

James - the Mark Hodder book is an excellent time travel/paradox tale, and should qualify as SF for that reason even if you discount steampunk. Meanwhile, we're coming out with Ian McDonald's The Dervish House this summer, which is sure to be a very talked about SF title, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch is hard at work on the sequel to Diving into the Wreck, it just didn't fall into this season.

James said...

Greyfriar looks great as well

Lou Anders said...

Thanks. That's an alt history / steampunk / pulp adventure / romance. Quite a bit there for everyone.

Finzant said...

Achaeos looks so much more *angry* on the US cover...

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Anonymous said...

HOLY NUTS. isnt this a giant steaming bowl SAUCED-UP AWESOMENESS OR WHAT.

lou: nice to see such a variety. plus I agree with your oblique view on steampunk. in seriousness, its very much interchangable in that it can be applied to, well damn near ANYTHING. and I must say, you REALLY got me at 'the buntline special'. about YA: will this kind of variety be seen in that area too?

keep up the good work. your definitly becoming the best of the 'big three' (other two being tor and orbit).

Lou Anders said...

Thank you so much. As to YA - I certainly hope so!

Stu Shiffman said...

Looking very good, Lou! I look forward to all the alt hist and historical fantasy.

Lou Anders said...

Thanks, Stu!