Gollancz Science Fiction TPB October £14.99 432pp 978 1 473 21731 7 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 473 21733 1
Gollancz Science Fiction eBook October £9.99 320pp 978 1 473 21728 7
Gollancz Fantasy TPB October £16.99 560pp 978 1 473 20889 6 eBook: £16.99 / 978 1 473 20891 9 Audio: £19.99 / 30 hrs 978 1 409 16630 6
PAUL MCAULEY Austral a dazzling new sF novel from the multiple award-winning author of Something Coming Through.
The great geo-engineering projects have failed. The world is still warming, sea levels are still rising, and the Antarctic Peninsula is home to Earth’s newest nation, with life quickened by ecopoets spreading across valleys and fjords exposed by the retreat of the ice.
Austral Morales Ferrado, a child of the last generation of ecopoets, is a husky, feared and despised by most of its population. She’s been a convict, a corrections officer, and consort to a criminal, and now she has committed the kidnapping of the century.
Paul Mcauley won the Philip K. Dick Award for his first novel and has gone on to win the Arthur C. Clarke, Sideways, British Fantasy and John W. Campbell Awards.
Location: London www.unlikelyworlds.co.uk T: @unlikelyWorlds
GAVIN G. SMITH Friendly Fire
The bastard legion are hired to pull off a daring power-armoured heist of propriety tech. Getting the tech will be hard. Getting off the planet, deadly.
Four hundred years in the future, the most dangerous criminals are kept in suspended animation aboard prison ships and ‘rehabilitated’ in a shared virtual reality environment. But Miska Storrow, a thief and hacker, has stolen one of these ships and made it her own. Controlled by explosive collars and trained in virtual reality by the electronic ghost of a dead marine sergeant, the thieves, gangsters, murderers – and worse – are transformed into Miska’s own private army: the Bastard Legion.
Gavin G. smith is the Dundee-born author of hard edged, action-packed SF novels, Crysis and Elite tie-in novels.
Location: Woking, Surrey www.gavingsmith.com T: @gavingsmith
MILES CAMERON The Fall of Dragons
Forget George and the Dragon. Forget sir lancelot and tales of knightly exploits. This is dirty, bloody work. This is a mercenary knight as you’ve never seen one before.
The ongoing adventures of The Red Knight – a captain who leads his own, fully armoured army – in a world in which knights and the code of chivalry are real. And so are all the great monsters of myth and legend.
We’ve had an epic siege in The Red Knight, a full-blown coup in The Fell Sword and a full-on tournament in the third in the series. A dragon-killing expedition and the destruction of an empire lie ahead!
Miles Cameron is a fantasy novelist who currently lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a military veteran and has a degree in medieval history.
Location: Toronto, Canada christiancameronauthor.com T: @Phokion1
Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • October 2017