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OCTOBER ORION FICTION

Michelle Paver Dark Matter

An 1930s Arctic ghost story to chill you to the very core... Jack Miller has run out of options. He can’t afford to heat his rented London digs and longs to utilise his specialist wireless operator skills instead of working in a dead-end job. So, given the chance to join an Arctic expedition – as communications expert – by a group of elite Oxbridge graduates, he jumps at the chance to join them. Little can he imagine the horrors that await him, a place that cannot escape the savage echo of its past... As well as writing novels for adults, Michelle Paver is the author of the brilliant children’s series, Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. She lives in Wimbledon.

Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback (export only) October £12.99 252pp 216 x 135mm 978 1 4091 2378 1 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion X

Albert Uderzo, René Goscinny Asterix and Obelix’s Birthday

The thirty-fourth album – the first for four years A collection of twelve new stories – all linked by the theme of Asterix’s 50th anniversary. Albert Uderzo was born in 1927 in a small village in Marne, France. He met René Goscinny (1926–1977) in 1951. Asterix the Gaul, their first album, was published in 1961.

Fiction Trade paperback October £7.99 32pp 287 x 216mm 978 1 4440 0095 5 Markets: World Translation: Les Editions Albert René; Serial: Orion www.orionbooks.co.uk 31