Gollancz Science Fiction HB June £14.99 / £13.99 320pp 978 1 473 20327 3 / 978 1 473 20328 0 eBook: £7.99 / 978 1 473 20330 3
Gollancz Fantasy TPB July £12.99 448pp 978 1 473 21767 6 eBook: £6.99 / 978 1 473 21769 0 Audio: £19.99 / 20 hrs 978 1 409 16700 6
Gollancz Science Fiction TPB July £16.99 416pp 978 1 473 21142 1 eBook: £8.99 / 978 1 473 21144 5
HANNU RAJANIEMI Summerland loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning.
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.
Britain isn’t the only contender for power. When SIS agent Rachel White traces a Soviet mole, blowing the whistle risks her career. The spy has friends in high places – she will have to go rogue to bring him in.
But how do you catch a man who’s already dead?
Hannu Rajaniemi has a PhD in String Theory and was the most successful debut SF novelist of recent years. His fiction has been published to great acclaim in many countries.
Location: California, USA T: @hannu
Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • June / July 2018
MILES CAMERON Cold Iron aranthur is a student. He showed little magical talent, studies at the local academy, and is nothing particularly special.
Others are smarter. Others are more talented. Others are quicker to pick up techniques.
But, he is the one who breaks his journey home at an inn. He steps in to help when a young woman is thrown off a stagecoach into the snow at the side of the road. And he is the one drawn into a fight to protect her.
Others might have realised she was manipulating him all along . . .
Miles Cameron’s debut novel (The Red Knight), first in the Traitor Son novels, was one of the most acclaimed fantasy debuts of 2012 and nominated for the David Gemmell Morningstar Award.
Location: Toronto, Canada www.christiancameron author.com T: @Phokion1
TOM TONER The Tropic of Eternity
The conclusion to Tom Toner’s mind-expanding, eon-spanning history of the far future.
The oldest immortal still alive has returned from self-imposed exile, and laid claim to the throne of humanity’s descendants. He has a plan that might destroy the few remaining humans. Their slave races have risen in revolt, some in support of the Ancient, some just out for themselves. On the outskirts of human influence various alien species are massing, ready to take what they can get.
And one inventor has created a device which might change the course of the war. But nobody knows quite where it is . . .
Thomas N. Toner was born in England to two parents employed by the BBC. He studied in Loughborough before moving to Australia to write.
Location: Bath, Somerset Tomtoner.net T: @Tom__Toner