Gollancz Science Fiction HB / ETPB August £14.99/ £13.99 320pp 978 1 473 20327 3 / 978 1 473 20328 0 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 473 20330 3
HANNU RAJANIEMI Summerland
What happens when the afterlife spills over into the world of the living?
In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn’t the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland, and the technology to build their own god.
When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in. But how do you catch a dead man?
Hannu Rajaniemi was the most successful debut SF novelist of recent years. He has a PhD in String Theory, gives TED talks and works as a scientist.
Gollancz Science Fiction TPB September £14.99 272pp 978 1 473 21299 2 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 473 21301 2
TRICIA SULLIVAN Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
Dreamhacking. Charlie uses her power to help people – but not everyone is as nice as Charlie.
Charlie is a dreamhacker, able to enter your dreams and mould their direction. Forget that recurring nightmare about being naked at an exam – Charlie will step in to your dream, bring you a dressing gown and give you the answers. As far as she knows, she’s the only person who can do this. In London 2022, her skill is in demand. When she is hired by a celebrity who dreams of a masked Creeper, then sleepwalks off a tall building, Charlie realises someone else can invade dreams. Someone who isn’t as benevolent as Charlie . . .
Tricia sullivan is an award-winning writer of SF, Fantasy and YA. Her novels have been shortlisted for the BSFA Award, the Tiptree Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
Location: California, USA T: @hannu
Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • August / September 2017
Location: Shropshire www.triciasullivan.com