Harper Voyager – Publishing Jan-Jun 2016!

Logo HarperVoyagerUK Here’s an (edited) look at what Harper Voyager have coming for you over the period July to December 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication. Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
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The Fantastical & The Speculative – Publishing July to December 2015!

Carabas Pub Jul-Dec 15 Herein, via links to individual pages, lies the more-or-less complete output of UK SFF and major worldwide Graphic Novel publishers for July to December 2015!
We’ve applied selection criteria with the assumption that readers with a penchant for paranormal romance and titles more for the American market will have no problem finding those elsewhere; reissues and classic reprints are included sparingly.

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Harper Voyager – Publishing Jul-Dec 15!

Logo HarperVoyagerUK Here’s an (edited) look at what Harper Voyager have coming for you over the period July to December 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication. Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
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July 2015 Carabas New Book Recommends

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Having just worked through the next 6 months of fantastical output we’re finding it as hard as ever to restrain our top picks; just so much great stuff! But there really is something about July this year where we’ve straightforwardly had to say ‘whatever – all this must go in’… And these aren’t even the end of the story – check out the individual Publisher articles for their July to December output as they come: plenty more on those as well!

It’s just a great month of books.

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Extract / Preview: Detective Strongoak and the Case of the Dead Elf by Terry Newman

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THE TWO FINGERS
Thunk!
The arrow hit Alderman Castleview in the middle of his right eye socket. A promising start. I took careful aim and let fly again.
Thunk!
The second arrow caught him just below the temple. Thunk!
The final arrow buried itself plumb centre of that famous winning smile. I smirked and awarded myself a bonus point before retrieving my darts.

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The picture of Alderman Castleview had occupied pride of place on my dartboard ever since he had announced his intent, the previous spring, to redevelop the Third Level and cause yet more traffic nightmares. I sat and tilted back my chair before taking aim again – but, to be honest, my heart wasn’t in it. This time I left the darts abandoned in the wood and walked over to the window instead. I leant against the ledge and took in the view. Read the rest of this entry »

Author Profile: Paul McAuley

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“Defrocked scientist, writer.”

 

CPP - PM - 400 Billion Stars Paul James McAuley was born in Gloucestershire on St George’s Day, 1955. He has a Ph.D in Botany and worked as a researcher in biology at various universities, including Oxford and UCLA, and for six years was a lecturer in botany at St Andrews University, before leaving academia to write full time. He started publishing science fiction with the short story “Wagon, Passing” for Asimov’s Science Fiction in 1984. His first novel, 400 Billion Stars won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1988, and 1995’s Fairyland won the Arthur C. Clarke and John W. Campbell Awards. He has also won the British Fantasy, Sidewise and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. He lives in London. 9781473203938

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Author Profile: Viola Carr

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“Writer, wanderer, lover of the dark fantastic. Author for Harper Voyager.”

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About (from the author’s site):

Viola Carr was born in a strange and distant land, but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found her way out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantastical novels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snoring of her slumbering cat.

Additional:

Hailing from Australia and having been a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, Erica Hayes then established herself as an author of Paranormal and SFF Romance. Now writing as Viola Carr she brings a new paranormal history / steampunk world to the streets of London with her Electric Empire series. This began with the Diabolical Miss Hyde in February 2015 and continues in October with The Devious Dr Jekyll; you can read more on the first on our Harper Voyager Jan-Jun 15 New Titles page or our Steampunk New Titles page of the same period.

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Author Profile: Stephen Hunt

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Stephen Hunt had had numerous shorts and other writings beforehand began his rise to prominence on the SFF scene with the publication of his Steampunk / Gas Lamp Fantasy book The Court of the Air. This was published in a three-book deal, the subject of a high-level bidding war between the major publishers and won by Harper Voyager, was extended to six and became the Jackelian series. His latest, the Far-Called series, was acquired and published by Gollancz.

Known to have been something of a pioneer of the internet, it’s perhaps no surprise that he’s rather cannily grabbed two very broad, genre-based names for his Facebook pages (above) for the fans of his own works and of the genres themselves.

Stephen Hunt on Carabas (Search)

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The Clarke Awards 2015!

Congratulations to Emily St John Mandel, winner of the 2014 Clarke Award!

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Read on for more on the Awards themselves and the other fantastic titles that were shortlisted… (and check out 2016’s on Carabas here!)

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May 2015 Carabas New Book Recommends

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May brings another great package of debuts, latest-in-series, hardbacks and new in paperbacks of the science fictional and fantastical – here’s our top recommends of the month!

Generally if we have to limit our picks (and we do!) we’ll err on the side of new titles and those now in mass market paperbacks. But there’s a bunch of fabulous reissues in May, no less than four, that we just couldn’t not include – one being a top personal favourite: Michael Marshall Smith’s Only Forward. If you haven’t already bought and read you really have to do yourself and favour and do so now! Similarly, and having endeavored to limit ourselves to a single ‘Top Recommend’ over the last months, we just had to go for two in May.

Both have actually been out in a different form before. One has been a YA wattpad phenomenon, now deservedly in print; the other was released by the author in a limited print edition a few years back and now has its mainstream debut.

And if you don’t know what these might be then read on and find out – but don’t go too fast and miss the rest of the awesome publishing in May!

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STEAMPUNK (and Associated Fantastical Anachronisms) publishing Jan-Jun 15!

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Ah Steampunk – and the singular allure of Victoriana with added steam, cogs and fantastical contrivances. What’s that sir / madam? You’d like a 6 month overview of the literary diversions of the very same and associated anachronistic, retro-futuristic fiction? Well you’ve come to the right place!
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We have many fine articles for your perusal here after, but it seems you’ve landed on the very one you’re looking for: read on!

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Harper Voyager – Publishing Jan-Jun 15!

Logo HarperVoyagerUK Here’s an (edited) look at what Harper Voyager have coming for you over the period January to June 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication. Note: Publication dates are liable to change and some jackets are still to come…
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HARPER VOYAGER

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“For travellers of the imagination”

 

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Titles from Harper Voyager publishing January to June 2015!
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Black Dog – Nov 14 Recommend

For more books published in November 2014 click here for our full recommends for this month.

Title Author ISBN Fmt RRP Pub. Series Vol.
Nov - Black Dog Black Dog Caitlin Kittredge 9780062316912 PB 8.99 Voyager Hellhound Chronicles 1
The first installment in a fabulous dark urban fantasy series—think Kill Bill with demons and gangsters instead of martial arts—from the award-winning author of the Iron Codex trilogy and Vertigo comic Coffin Hill.
Ava has spent the last hundred years as a hellhound, the indentured servant of a reaper who hunts errant souls and sends them to Hell. When a human necromancer convinces her to steal her reaper’s scythe, Ava incurs the wrath of the demon Lilith, her reaper’s boss.
As punishment for her transgression, Lilith orders Ava to track down the last soul in her reaper’s ledger . . . or die trying.
But after a hundred years of servitude, it’s time for payback. And Hell hath no fury like an avenging Ava. . . .

Dead Set – Nov 14 Recommend

For more books published in November 2014 click here for our full recommends for this month. NB: Wins the prize for best review of (see Lauren Beukes below)

Title Author ISBN Fmt RRP Pub.
Nov - Dead Set Dead Set Richard Kadrey 9780062339287 PB 8.99 Voyager
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey creates a wonderful, stand-alone dark fantasy
After her father’s funeral, Zoe moved to the big city with her mother to start over. But change always brings trials, and life in the city is not so easy. Money is tight, and Zoe’s only escape, as has always been the case, is in her dreams—a world apart from her troubled real life where she can spend time with her closest companion: her lost brother, Valentine.
But something or someone has entered their dreamworld uninvited. And a chance encounter at a used record store, where the vinyl holds not music but lost souls, has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead. It’s here that the shop’s strange proprietor offers Zoe the chance to commune with her dead father. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then . . .
“A dark and eerie world, a razor sharp plot, and a heroine worth rooting for make DEAD SET unforgettable.”
“A fantastic supernatural horror novel with deep punk roots … Kadrey’s underworld is a gloomy mirror of the overworld with all its injustice and broken dreams, and Zoe’s battle with her fear and her honorable spirit put her in enough jeopardy for six novels.
“If punk and underworld mythology got into the mosh pit, it would come out something like this book; spiky and pretty with lashings of black eyeliner and its heart tattooed on its sleeve.” – Lauren Beukes