sci-fi e-book listings

Sci-Fi Saturday
New Books (9/19 – 9/26)

Seven new worlds and alternate timelines hit the e-book shelves today. Whether you feel like going for a Trek or wishing for some modern re-envisioning of Wells, IF wants to know what worlds you’re visiting through words.

Borderlands #2: Unconquered by John Shirley
Everyone already knows that. But the General of an army of Psycho Soldiers takes on this planetary hell headfirst, planning to enslave all of the Borderlands. And that General . . . is a Goddess. The General Goddess, Gynella, is a cunning maniac who uses the dark science of the vile Dr. Vialle to control a growing army of bandits and malcontents. Only four people stand in Gynella’s way.
Publisher: Pocket Books (September 25, 2012) ASIN: B006VJMYRG

The Heart of Matter: Odyssey One by Evan Currie
After an epic maiden voyage that introduced Earth to a larger universe—and a cosmos full of terrifying new enemies—Captain Eric Weston and the crew of the NAC spacecraft Odyssey have spent months cooling their heels under their admiral’s watchful eye. But when Earth’s newest ally, the Priminae, strike a defense deal with the North American Confederacy, the Odyssey finally receives her orders: return to Ranquil, the Priminae’s war-ravaged homeworld, and lend badly needed support against the invading Drasin.
Publisher: 47North (September 25, 2012) ASIN: B005ML3B0S

Kris Longknife: Welcome Home / Go Away by Mike Shepherd
Kris Longknife is back home from her galactic adventures, but her entire Fleet of Discovery has been annihilated. Now, humanity finds itself at war with an alien race more monstrous than anyone could have possibly imagined.
General Terrance “Trouble” Tordon, Kris’s great-grandfather, is given the task of calming the panicked politicians, some of whom blame Kris for the disaster and would like to eliminate the ever bothersome Commander Longknife.
Publisher: Ace (September 25, 2012) ASIN: B007FEFBEE

The Martian War by Kevin J Anderson
What if the Martian invasion was not entirely the product of H.G. Wells’s vivid imagination? What if Wells witnessed something that spurred him to write The War of the Worlds as a warning?
Publisher: Titan Books (September 25, 2012) ASIN: B007QMWHFG

The Mongoliad: Book Two Collector’s Edition [includes the prequel Dreamer] (The Foreworld Saga) by Neal Stephenson, Erik Bear, Bear Greg and Joseph Brassey
This riveting second installment in Stephenson and company’s epic tale focuses on the aftermath of the world-shattering Mongolian invasion of 1241 and the difficult paths undertaken by its most resilient survivors.
Publisher: 47North (September 25, 2012) ASIN: B005ML0EUI

Seeds of Earth (Humanity’s Fire) by Michael Cobley
The first intelligent species to encounter mankind attacked without warning. Merciless. Relentless. Unstoppable. With little hope of halting the invasion, Earth’s last roll of the dice was to dispatch three colony ships, seeds of Earth, to different parts of the galaxy. The human race would live on … somewhere.
Publisher: Orbit (September 25, 2012) ASIN: B0076DCR32

Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship by Una McCormack
The Venette Convention has always remained independent, but it is about to become the flashpoint for a tense military standoff between the two power blocs now dominating interstellar space—the United Federation of Planets and the recently formed Typhon Pact. The Venetan government turns to the Typhon Pact’s Tzenkethi Coalition for protection in the new order, and has agreed to allow three of their supply bases for Tzenkethi use. But these bases—if militarized—would put Tzenkethi weapons unacceptably close to Federation, Cardassian, and Ferengi space.
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (September 25, 2012) ASIN: B007EE4XP8

 

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