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Sci-Fi Saturday
New Books (9/11 – 9/18)

The Icerigger Trilogy: Icerigger, Mission to Moulokin, and The Deluge Drivers by Alan Dean Foster
Icy, desolate, and sharply carved by hurricane-force winds, Tran-ky-ky is a terrible place to crash-land. But a botched kidnapping aboard the interstellar transport Antares sends Ethan Frome Fortune and a handful of his fellow travelers tumbling toward the stormy planet. Stranded and cut off from civilization, the castaways struggle to survive.
Publisher: Open Road (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B0090WS1E6

Midworld by Alan Dean Foster
From the rich imagination of science fiction great Alan Dean Foster comes the story of Midworld, a Humanx Commonwealth planet that’s equally fragile and hostile. Covered by a lush rainforest, Midworld is home to a primitive society that lives in harmony with the natural world. But the arrival of an exploitative human company, whose workers know nothing of Midworld’s delicate ecosystem, sparks a conflict. Should Midworld’s villagers aid the humans or stand against them? The hero of Foster’s addictive page-turner, Born, decides to lead two humans across the perilous jungle. His choice propels Midworld toward annihilation—and leads him headlong into a battle for survival.
Publisher: Open Road (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B0090WS0QU

Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex by Ellen Datlow and Chris Moore
This second volume of the Alien Sex anthology series brings together authors Neil Gaiman, Robert Silverberg, Samuel R. Delany, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth Hand, and many others to explore the mysteries of sex, alien and human alike. From an alien spy who falls in love with one of the earthlings he’s monitoring, to a woman whose souvenir dream-catcher calls to her bedroom more than she bargained for, to a genetically engineered sex object aboard a space station, these thought-provoking tales of alien sex open up new worlds for fantastical exploration.
Publisher: Open Road (September 11, 2012) ASIN: B009193LT8

Torchwood: Exodus Code by Carole E. Barrowman and John Barrowman
It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. Women being driven insane by their heightened and scrambled senses. And the world is starting to notice—the number one Twitter trend is #realfemmefatales. Governments and scientists are bewildered and silent. The world needs Torchwood, but there’s not much of Torchwood left. Captain Jack Harkness has tracked the problem to its source: a village in Peru, where he’s uncovered evidence of alien involvement. In Cardiff, Gwen Cooper has discovered something alien and somehow connected to Jack. If the world is to be restored, she has to warn him – but she’s quickly becoming a victim of the madness, too…
Publisher: BBC Digital (September 13, 2012) ASIN: B00943J4EC

Gods of Risk: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey
As tension between Mars and Earth mounts, and terrorism plagues the Martian city of Londres Nova, sixteen-year-old David Draper is fighting his own lonely war. A gifted chemist vying for a place at the university, David leads a secret life as a manufacturer for a ruthless drug dealer. When his friend Leelee goes missing, leaving signs of the dealer’s involvement, David takes it upon himself to save her. But first he must shake his aunt Bobbie Draper, an ex-marine who has been set adrift in her own life after a mysterious series of events nobody is talking about. Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes and Caliban’s War, Chemistry deepens James S. A. Corey’s acclaimed Expanse series.
Publisher: Orbit (September 15, 2012) ASIN: B008CJ241O

Janus by John Park
In the near future, Jon Grebbel arrives on the colony world of Janus, and finds himself mysteriously without memory of his life on Earth. It seems that the long journey has caused severe memory loss in many of Janus’s colonists. While Grebbel wants to start his new life, he also wants his memory back, and starts treatments to restore his past. But they only leave him angry and disturbed and he begins to doubt the glimpses of the past the treatments reveal.
Publisher: ChiZine (September 15, 2012) ASIN: B008O8RTQI

Cirque by Terry Carr
Millennia in the future, Earth has become a backwater planet, ignored by others in the galaxy. Its one jewel is Cirque – the city on the Abyss, a city of love and harmony, with inspiring religious rites. But in the Abyss there lives the Beast, formed from the castoff hates of the Cirquians: a beast whose body is refuse, whose mind is black as sin. Feeble weapons are no match for the Beast. And now, after centuries, it’s climbing out of the Abyss to claim its own…
Publisher: Gateway (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B0096BJ2RQ

El Demonio y la Senorita Prym: Una Novela by Paulo Coelho
Una novela sobre la lucha entre el Bien y el Mal… y la constante Úsqueda del ser humano por alcanzar la verdadera felicidad. Una comunidad dividida por la codicia, la cobardÍa y el miedo. Un hombre perseguido por el fantasma de un pasado doloroso. Una joven en busca de la felicidad. Siete dÍas, un breve perÍodo de tiempo durante el cual el Bien y el Mal librarÁn una batalla decisiva, y cada personaje decidirÁ a cuÁl de los dos bandos pertenece. Una pequeÑa aldea perdida en el tiempo y el espacio serÁ el marco de esa inquietante lucha. Con la llegada de un extranjero, el pueblo se convierte en cÓmplice de una trama perversa que marcarÁ para siempre la historia de sus habitantes.
Publisher: Rayo (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B008K52FIM

Kaeti on Tour by Keith Roberts
Kaeti branches out, moves farther from her beloved London. In the process she makes a whole range of new, intriguing friends; and lands herself in some scrapes startling even by her standards. The shadows she sprays on the pavement of a Thames Valley town come alive to haunt her; later, the magic Tiger Sweater she acquires does more than haunt the subjects of her wrath. While for a time her latest experience of France also looks like being her last. In a Thames-side hotel she conjures Hell on request; on a deserted airfield, and in the Green Palace, Glasgow, Hell returns to haunt her. In the West Country, she meets an eighteenth century benefactress; or is she? Certainly the experience lands Kaeti in hospital; for a while it seems she’s about to cross the Bridge of Dreams herself. Finally she circles back to London’ but a London neither you nor she has never seen…
Publisher: Gateway (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B0096BIW8G

Midst Toil and Tribulation (Safehold) by David Weber
After centuries of stasis, the island kingdom of Charis began to defy the edicts of the Church of God Awaiting—egged on, some say, by the mysterious warrior-monk Merlin Athawes. Now, in the wars and intrigues that have cascaded from Charis’s declaration of independence, the populous Republic of Siddermark is sliding into chaos. Vicar Clytahn of the Church of God at harvest time. King Cayleb of Charis, his queen Sharleyan, and Merlin Arthawes will have their hands full trying to stave off wholesale starvation in Siddermark while at the same time shipping in enough land combat units to fend off the “volunteers” from the Church’s Temple Lands.
Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B007RMY4GA

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
The first in an epic new fantasy series, introducing an unforgettable new heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B007XSN05E

The Tithonian Factor by Richard Cowper
The Tithonian Factor takes us into the 22nd century and introduces the sempiterns, people who a hundred years or more earlier have taken a drug which confers a kind of immortality, but at an unexpected price.
Publisher: Gateway (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B0096BJ30M

 

Winterwood and Other Hauntings by Keith Roberts
Welcome to a haunted world; the world of Keith Roberts’ powerful and unique imagination. These stories show Roberts’ fascination for the curious and unclassifiable; and as ever, his mastery of character and detail.
Publisher: Gateway (September 18, 2012) ASIN: B0096BJBI6

 

 

 

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