Snowbooks – Publishing in 2016!

CPP - Snowbooks Logo Here’s a look at what Snowbooks have published and have coming for you over the period January to December 2016! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication and updating this page as later titles are confirmed.
*** Publisher Page – link / profile – to come ***
*** See Other Publishers Jan-Jun 2016 (Jul-Dec pages to come) ***

 

* Mth Author ISBN Form RRP
CB - SB - Mar - Hell's Ditch
HELL’S DITCH
Mar
Simon Bestwick
9781909679696
PB
£8.99
The dream never changes: a moonless, starless night without end. The road she walks is black, bordered with round, white pebbles or nubs of polished bone; she can’t tell which but they’re the only white in the darkness, marking her way through the night.
In dreams and nightmares, Helen walks the Black Road. It leads her back from the grave, back from madness, back towards the man who caused the deaths of her family: Tereus Winterborn, Regional Commander for the Reapers, who rule the ruins of a devastated Britain.
On her journey, she gathers her allies: her old mentor Darrow, the cocky young fighter Danny, emotionally-scarred intelligence officer Alannah and Gevaudan Shoal, last of the genetically-engineered Grendelwolves.
Winterborn will stop at nothing to become the Reapers’ Supreme Commander; more than anything he seeks the advantage that will help him achieve that goal. And in the experiments of the obsessed scientist Dr Mordake, he thinks he has found it.
To Winterborn, Project Tindalos is a means to ultimate power; to Mordake, it’s a means to roll back the devastation of the War and restore his beloved wife to the living. But neither Winterborn nor Mordake understand the true nature of the forces they are about to unleash. Forces that threaten to destroy everything that survived the War, unless Helen and her allies can find and stop Project Tindalos in time.
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CB - SB - May - An Assassin in Orlandes
ASSASSIN IN ORLANDES (GAMEBOOK ADVENTURES 1)
May
S.P. Osborne and Pirkka Harvala
9781909679603
PB
£8.99
Set within Orlandes City, nobles are being systematically murdered by a ruthless assassin no-one seems able to catch. Finding yourself thrust in the middle of a large conspiracy, you must make decisions that may put yourself and one other most precious to you in great danger. Can you locate the Assassin in Orlandes before it is too late?
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CB - SB - May - When We are Vanished
WHEN WE ARE VANISHED
May
Nimue Brown
9781909679627
PB
£8.99
When we are Vanished is a speculative, counter-culture novel. It offers a future where people are re-adopting the methods of the past in order to survive, and there’s steam technology (because steam is good). In many ways this is a book for geeks – computer wizardry, inventors, and comedy conspiracy theories dominate the tale. Time travel, paradoxes, and the nature of consciousness all feature in the plot. It’s a feminist sort of book – a female dominated cast where women lead the action and there’s a genderqueer character whose gender is not a plot point.
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CB - SB - Jun - Catacombs of the Undercity
CATACOMBS OF THE UNDERCITY (GAMEBOOK ADVENTURES 2)
Jun
Andrew Wright and Pirkka Harvala
9781909679665
PB
£8.99
Captured by one of Orlandes City’s most infamous brotherhoods, the Red Hand Guild, you are thrown to the mercy of the subterranean world deep beneath the streets of the great capital. Wading through the sewers and other dark menacing places, your goal is to reach Undercity, the City beneath the City! Only there can you find the help you need to escape this underground horror and bring down the dark brotherhood from within.
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CB - SB - Jun - Curse of the Assassin
CURSE OF THE ASSASSIN (GAMEBOOK ADVENTURES 3)
Jun
S.P. Osborne and Pirkka Harvala
9781909679641
PB
£8.99
Curse of the Assassin is written and designed by S.P. Osborne, author of GA1, and takes you back to the familiar surrounds of Orlandes City where you pick up your life some time after the events in An Assassin in Orlandes. You’ve risen through society after dealing with Eltane and saving the city, capturing the affections of the Duke’s daughter along the way. The mysterious death of friend arouses your suspicions and once again you find yourself at the heart of conspiracy that takes you back to your home village and a meeting with your old adventuring party from your youth.  An exciting mystery adventure thriller races from Orlandes City through to the wilds of Orlandes, into the mines of Kern Badenach and even out to sea!
Pirkka Harvala, who previously illustrated An Assassin in Orlandes and Catacombs of the Undercity, returns for his third gamebook and this time his wonderful artwork appears in colour for the first time!
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CB - SB - Aug - Shakespeare vs Cthulhu
SHAKESPEARE VS CTHULHU *** A CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND ***
Aug
Jonathan Green (Ed), John Reppion, James Lovegrove, Graham McNeill, Jan Siegel, Adrian Tchaikovsky et al!
9781909679863
PB
£8.99
An anthology of short stories based on Shakespeare’s works, and world, but with a dark Lovecraftian twist. Imagine if it had been William Shakespeare, England’s greatest playwright, who had discovered the truth about the Great Old Ones and the cosmic entity we know as Cthulhu, rather than the American author H P Lovecraft. Imagine if Stratford’s favourite son had been the one to learn of the dangers of seeking after forbidden knowledge and of the war waged between the Elder Gods in the Outer Darkness, and had passed on that message, to those with the eyes to see it, through his plays and poetry. Welcome to the world of Shakespearean Cthulhu!
Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu is an anthology of short stories featuring tales that are a mash-up of the Cthulhu Mythos and Shakespeare’s most popular plays – as well as the world in which he lived – written by some of the top genre authors in the business, including James Lovegrove, Graham McNeill, Jan Siegel, Adrian Tchaikovsky, John Reppion and Jonathan Green.
*** There might also be a bonus short of the same coming digitally by a certain Tim Bayley as well – more details to come… ***
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CB - SB - Sep - You Don't Belong Here
YOU DON’T BELONG HERE
Sep
Tim Major
9781909679788
PB
£8.99
Daniel Faint is on the run with a stolen time machine. As the house-sitter of a remote Cumbrian mansion, he hopes to hide and experiment with the machine. After hurtling years into the future he discovers that his partner in crime has been killed. Is Daniel somehow responsible? What do the locals know about it? And is the Manor being watched by his dead twin brother?
Daniel is terrified about what the future may hold but, as he discovers, there can be no going back.
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CB - SB - Sep - Within the Wind Beneath the Snow
WITHIN THE WIND, BENEATH THE SNOW
Sep
Ray Cluley
9781911390855
PB
£14.99
Gjerta knew there were darkteeth in the woods. They lived amongst the trees and in the shadows between them. And they were always there. Hidden. Quietly waiting. Out of sight, but always in her mind…
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Check out also the fabulous publishing from Snowbooks from January to June 2015 here and July to December 2016 here!