Rebellion – Solaris & Abaddon Books – publishing Jan-Jun 15!

CPP - Rebellion Publishing
Here’s a look at what Rebellion Publishing have coming for you over the period January to June 2015!
Due to a slightly smaller output from Abaddon Books this season we’ve combined their titles into a shared article with Solaris; all titles are Solaris unless otherwise indicated.
We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers including Rebellion together by month of publication. 
Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
<Additional: Titles from Rebellion’s YA & children’s imprint Raven Stone can be found on their site. Rebellion also own the UK’s and the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic 2000AD, and you can discover the fantastic graphic novels / collections coming from them from Jan-Jun on our page for them here.>

 

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Pub
Title
Author
ISBN
Format
RRP
Series
Vol.
CBP - Macaque Attack
Jan
Macaque Attack
Gareth L Powell
978-1781082850
PB
£7.99
The Ack Ack Macaque Trilogy
3
The highly anticipated conclusion to the award-winning, fan favorite trilogy.
‘Ack‑Ack is an inspired creation, a monkey with attitude, issues and a hole where his heart should be… riotous fun.’ The Guardian
Ack-Ack’s back, and this time he brought an army.
The dangerous but charismatic Ack-Ack Macaque finds himself leading a dimension-hopping army of angry monkeys, facing an invading horde of implacable killer androids, and confronting the one challenge for which he was never prepared: impending fatherhood!
Meanwhile, former journalist Victoria Valois fights to save the electronic ghost of her dead husband and reclaim his stolen soul from the sands of Mars.
Critically well-received series and awarded the BSFA 2013 for Best Novel with Ack Ack Macaque (with continued award interest in 2014 for follow-up title Hive Monkey).
Gareth L. Powell lives in Bristol. He is the author of The Recollection, the 2014 BSFA winning AckAck Macaque and its sequel Hive Monkey, and the critically-acclaimed short story collection, The Last Reef.
@garethlpowell
@AckAckMacaque
CBP - For a Few Sould More
Jan
For a Few Souls More
Guy Adams
978-1781082874
PB
£7.99
Heaven’s Gate
3
THE THRILLING CONCLUSION TO THE HEAVEN’S GATE TRILOGY
The uprising in Heaven is at an end and Paradise has fallen, becoming the forty-third state of America. Now angels and demons must learn to get along with humans.
The rest of the world is in uproar. How can America claim the afterlife as its own? It’s certainly going to try as the President sets out for the town of Wormwood for talks with its governor, the man they call Lucifer.
Hell has problems of its own. There’s a new evangelist walking its roads, trying to bring the penitent to paradise, and a new power is rising. Can anyone stand up to the Godkiller?
Guy Adams is the author of the fantasy novels The World House and its sequel Restoration, as well as the Deadbeat series from Titan Books. He has also written two Torchwood novels, for BBC Books; and The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes, a fictional facsimile of a scrapbook kept by Doctor John Watson, published in association with the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the writer’s birth.
The Steampunk-Western-Horror concludes!
Guy Adams’s series has been a daredevil tale of enormous ambition.
 “I could not put The Good, The Bad and The Infernal Down, it was too gripping a tale. And it is further proof Mr. Adams is one of the leading modern authors of fantastic literature.” – Daily-Steampunk.com
“Splendid action-packed set-pieces… the real joy of the novel, though, lies in its vivid cast of characters” – Starburst Magazine
www.guy-adams.com
@GuyAdamsAuthor
CBP - The Red Hand
Jan
The Red Hand
Toby Venables
978-1781082898
PB
£7.99
Hunter of Sherwood
2
* ABADDON BOOKS
Guy of Gisburne, knight and agent to Prince John, is all that stands between England and anarchy, fighting a shadow battle to protect the kingdom from those who would destroy it.
Returning to England after foiling a plot to destroy Jerusalem, Guy of Gisburne is arrested and hauled to the Tower of London; John, England’s regent in the absence of its monstrous King, needs his knight once more. A killer has broken into the Prince’s most secure castle in the north and left a message, drawn on the skin of one of his victims: ‘the circle is closing,’ signed with a handprint in blood. Is the threat genuine? Who or what is the Red Hand? Someone is killing John’s men, and the obvious culprit – the most dangerous man in the Kingdom, Hood himself – has an alibi even Guy can’t deny.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Toby Venables is a novelist, screenwriter and lecturer in Film Studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He has worked as a journalist and magazine editor. He was been the recipient of a radio advertising award, and in 2001 won the Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize.
This thrilling reinvention of the Robin Hood legend puts Guy of Gisbourne in the lead, and sees Hood as a psychopath.
“‘It’s got great action, wonderful turns of phrase and takes the reader not only on an adventure but gives them something pretty damn special all in. Add to a lead character that you can really get behind all round gives you something pretty damn special.” FALCATA TIMES
“By tweaking some elements of a well-worn tale, Toby Venables gives us something that feels new and fresh. This isn’t simply a retelling from the point of view of the ‘bad guys’ – It isn’t an insight into the villainous thought processes of Prince John and his minions. Gisburne is every bit the hero of the tale, Hood a narcissistic sociopath; John an adept and well-meaning regent in a difficult time, Richard a bloodthirsty warmonger with little interest in England.” THE CULT DEN
CBP - Cannonbridge
Feb
Cannonbridge
Jonathan Barnes
978-1781082966
PB
£7.99
Flamboyant Matthew Cannonbridge was touched by genius, the most influential mind of the 19th century, a novelist, playwright, the poet of his generation. The only problem is, he should never have existed, and recently-divorced 21st-century don Toby Judd is the only person to realise something is wrong with history.
Cannonbridge was everywhere: he was by Lake Geneva when talk between Byron, Shelley and Mary Godwin turned to the supernatural; he was friend to the young Dickens as he laboured in the blacking factory; he was the only man of note to visit Wilde in prison. His extraordinary life spanned a century.
But as the world prepares to toast the bicentenary of Cannonbridge’s most celebrated work, Judd’s discovery leads him on a breakneck chase across the English canon and countryside, to the realisation that the spectre of Matthew Cannonbridge, planted so seamlessly into the heart of the 19th-century, might not be so dead and buried after all…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jonathan Barnes was born in 1979 and was educated in Norfolk and at Oxford University. His first novel, The Somnambulist, was published in 2007 and his second, The Domino Men, in 2008. Between them they have been translated into eight languages. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review. Since 2011, he has been writer-in-residence at Kingston University.
The highly anticipated return of Barnes to the 19th Century in his writing. The Somnambulist was critically well-received and broadsheet coverage is highly anticipated. Beautifully written prose from a 19th Century literature expert, this is the perfect cross-over novel for fans of literary fiction and those enjoying the current zeitgeist for the era in popular media.
“Strange, outrageous and wonderful… Original and monumentally inventive…” Washington Post on The Somnambulist
CBP - Signal to Noise
Feb
Signal to Noise
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
978-1781082980
PB
£7.99
A literary fantasy about love, music and sorcery. Mexico City, 1988: Long before iTunes or MP3s, you said “I love you” with a mixtape. Meche, awkward and fifteen, has two equally unhip friends – Sebastian and Daniela – and a whole lot of vinyl records to keep her company. When she discovers how to cast spells using music, the future looks brighter for the trio. The three friends will piece together their broken families, change their status as non-entities, and maybe even find love…
Mexico City, 2009: Two decades after abandoning the metropolis, Meche returns for her estranged father’s funeral. It’s hard enough to cope with her family, but then she runs into Sebastian, reviving memories from her childhood she thought she buried a long time ago. What really happened back then? What precipitated the bitter falling out with her father? Is there any magic left?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Silvia Moreno-Garcia lives in British Columbia with her family and two cats. Her speculative fiction has been collected in This Strange Way of Dying and has appeared in a number of anthologies, including Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She is the winner of the Carter V. Cooper/Exile Short Fiction Competition and a finalist for the Manchester Fiction Prize.
silviamoreno-garcia.com
@silviamg
CBP - Fall of the Fair Isle
Mar
Fall of the Fair Isle
Rowena Cory Daniells
978-1781083024
PB
£12.99
A NEW-TO-THE-UK TRILOGY IN ONE VOLUME!
600 years have passed since the events of The Outcast Chronicles occurred and much T’En knowledge has been lost, hidden or cloaked by lies. This is the story of Imoshen, named for her ancestor, Imoshen the First. The last pure T’En woman, she is a throwback to the mystics who settled Fair Isle.
When the Ghebite invader, General Tulkhan, conquers her island she is torn between her duty to smooth the transition of power and her betrothal to Reothe, last throwback T’En male who leads the rebellion against Tulkhan.
This is the first UK publication for this stunning fantasy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rowena Cory Daniells lives in Queensland, Australia, by the bay, with her husband and six children. She has devoted five years to studying the martial arts Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Iaido. She has served on the management committees of two Australian national genre awards, the Queensland Writers Centre, the Brisbane Writers Festival and Fantastic Queensland. Her series, The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin, was a best seller.
CBP - Haterz
Mar
Haterz
James Goss
978-1781083000
PB
£7.99
A blackly comic crime novel about a one-man crusade to rid the internet of haters, flamers, trolls and vaguebookers… even if he has to kill to do it. Is there someone online who really annoys you? Who is always bragging, posting too many pictures and just doesn’t get jokes? Look at your Twitter feed, don’t you get cross at the endless rage, bigotry and the pleading for celebrity retweets?
Meet Dave. He decides that unfollowing someone just isn’t enough. He’s determined to make the internet a nicer place, and he won’t stop at murder in order to achieve it. When he kills his best friend’s girlfriend, he isn’t planning on changing the world. She was just really annoying on Facebook. But soon Dave realises he’s being manipulated. A conspiracy are using him to gain control of something dark forming at the heart of the world wide web…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Goss has written three Torchwood novels, a Doctor Who novel and two radio plays. He won Best Audiobook 2010 and his books Dead of Winter and First Born were both nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards.
AUTHOR WEBSITE/TWITTER
euston.blogspot.com
@gossjam
 CBP - Mar - No Man's World
Mar
No Man’s World Omnibus
Pat Kelleher
978-1781083123
PB
£12.99
* ABADDON BOOKS
On November 1st 1916, 900 men of the 13th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet. There they must learn to survive in a frightening and hostile environment, forced to rely on dwindling supplies of ammo and rations as the natives of this strange new world begin to take an interest.
However, the aliens amongst them are only the first of their worries, as a sinister and arcane threat begins to take hold from within their own ranks!
No Man’s World presents all three novels from this series, Black Hand Gang, Ironclad Prophecy and The Alleyman, in one extraordinary collection.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pat Kelleher lives in Manchester, England. He has written for a wide variety of media. He has worked for BBC Magazines, Egmont, Marvel, and Panini, and most recently was the game-writer on the no.1 WWII computer game Sniper Elite 3. He also has several non-fiction books to his credit.
CBP - Medicine for the Dead
Apr
Medicine for the Dead
Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson
978-1781083062
PB
£7.99
N/A
2
The story of Appaloosa Elim continues. Two years ago, the crow-god Marhuk sent his grandson to Sixes. Two nights ago, a stranger picked up his gun and shot him. Two hours ago, the funeral party set out for the holy city of Atali’Krah, braving the wastelands to bring home the body of Dulei Marhuk.
Out in the wastes, one more corpse should hardly make a difference. But the blighted landscape has been ravaged by drought, twisted by violence, and warped by magic – and no-one is immune. Vuchak struggles to keep the party safe from monsters, marauders, and his own troubled mind. Weisei is being eaten alive by a strange illness. And fearful, guiltwracked Elim hopes he’s only imagining the sounds coming from Dulei’s coffin. As their supplies dwindle and tensions mount, the desert exacts a terrible price from its pilgrims – one that will be paid with the blood of the living, and the peace of the dead.
CBP - Ritual Crime Unit
Apr
Ritual Crime Unit: Disturbed Earth
E.E. Richardson
978-1781083147
PB
£7.99
* ABADDON BOOKS
This is a gritty, new police procedural urban fantasy series with a strong female detective inspector. Set in the North of England, amongst its industrial cities and famous wild landscape this is a breath of fresh air in amongst the London-obsessed pages of contemporary British urban fantasy. A Northern Prime Suspect with a distrusted, half-discredited world of magic to be policed.
The series was preceeded by an e-only novella, Under the Skin, which is available as an ebook and pdf for advance reading.
A tough, hard-nosed career officer in the male-dominated world of British policing, DCI Claire Pierce of North Yorkshire Police heads Northern England’s underfunded and understaffed Ritual Crime Unit. Injured in the line of duty, DCI Claire Pierce returns to work to find a new detective challenging her authority. He has brought in a self-proclaimed necromancer to question the victim of a murder, there’s a coven of druids outside protesting the sale of their sacred site, and something in the evidence room has just sent out a signal.
Pierce is going to have to hit the ground running. A suspected ritual murder and a string of puzzling artefact thefts initially seem unconnected, but signs point to something bigger: buried skulls possessed by evil spirits start turning up, and they may only be the beginning. Someone is planning something big, and the consequences if they succeed could be catastrophic. With a rebellious second-in-command, an inexperienced team, and a boss who only cares about potential bad publicity, Pierce has to make the connections and stop the ritual before it’s too late…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
E.E. Richardson has been writing books since she was eleven years old, and had her first novel, The Devil’s Footsteps, picked up for publication at the age of twenty. Since then she’s had seven more young adult horror novels published by Random House and Barrington Stoke. She also has a B.Sc. in Cybernetics and Virtual Worlds, which hasn’t been useful for much but does sound impressive.
@devilsfootsteps
CBP - Dreams of Shreds and Tatters
May
Dreams of Shreds and Tatters
Amanda Downum
978-1781083260
PB
£7.99
When Liz Drake’s best friend vanishes, nothing can stop her nightmares. Driven by the certainty he needs her help, she crosses a continent to search for him. She finds Blake comatose in a Vancouver hospital, victim of a mysterious accident that claimed his lover’s life – in her dreams he drowns.
Blake’s new circle of artists and mystics draws her in, but all of them are lying or keeping dangerous secrets. Soon nightmare creatures stalk the waking city, and Liz can’t fight a dream from the daylight world: to rescue Blake she must brave the darkest depths of the Dreamlands. Even the attempt could kill her, or leave her mind trapped or broken. And if she succeeds, she must face the monstrous Yellow King, whose slave Blake is on the verge of becoming forever.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amanda Downum lives in Austin, Texas. She is the author of the Necromancer Chronicles – The Drowning City, The Bone Palace, and Kingdoms of Dust – published by Orbit. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, and in the anthologies Lovecraft Unbound and A Fantasy Medley 2. She has seen the Yellow Sign.
AUTHOR WEBSITE/TWITTER
www.amandadownum.com
@stillsostrange
CBP - Best SFF V9
May
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year
Jonathan Strahan (Ed)
978-1781083086
PB
£12.99
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year
9
THE CELEBRATED SERIES COMES TO THE UK
The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple-award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan.
It will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more.
Jonathan Strahan is an editor and anthologist. He co-edited The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology series in 1997 and 1998. He is also the reviews editor of Locus. He lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife and their two daughters.
www.jonathanstrahan.com.au
@JonathanStrahan
CBP - James Lovegrove V2
Jun
The James Lovegrove Collection
James Lovegrove
978-1781083550
PB
£10.99
The James Lovegrove Collection
2
Provender Gleed: The Families. Insanely rich and richly insane. Since the Borgias and Medicis united in the 17th century the Families have transfixed, transformed and ruled the world. Top British Family the Gleeds are waiting for Provender – their disaffected heir – to find a wife. In the moment when love appears, Provender is kidnapped. The future of Europe depends on the skills of two Anagrammatic Detectives – while Provender’s own future depends on the dark eyes and equally dark wit of a girl called Is.
Worldstorm: Elder Ayn doesn’t really know why the Worldstorm comes to wreak devastation on the world any more than the next man. But, being a previsionary, he does know the exact time and nature of his death. He will be murdered, and he will do nothing to prevent the killing blow. The world’s order is breaking down. War is brewing between the Earth and the Fire Inclined. People who can shake the ground with a fist or pull fire out of the air with a simple thought. A storm is coming. And a girl who fears she is Extraordinary is about to learn the truth…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Lovegrove has since written more than 40 books. He has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and his work has been translated into 15 languages. In 2011 he became a NYT best selling author with Age of Odin.
www.jameslovegrove.com
CBP - The Iron Ship
Jun
The Iron Ship
K.M. McKinley
978-1781083338
PB
£7.99
The order of the world is in turmoil. An age of industry is beginning, an age of machines fuelled by magic. Sprawling cities rise, strange devices stalk the land. New money brings new power. The balance between the Hundred Kingdoms is upset. For the first time in generations the threat of war looms.
In these turbulent days, fortunes can be won. Magic runs strong in the Kressind family. Six siblings strive – one to triumph in a world of men, one to survive murderous intrigue, one to master forbidden sorcery, one to wash away his sins, one to contain the terrible energies of his soul.
And one will do the impossible, by marrying the might of magic and iron in the heart of a great ship, to cross an ocean that cannot be crossed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
K. M. McKinley resides near Inverness, in Scotland, not too far from Loch Ness, but not too close either. You never know what’s going to come out of the water.