Today is US, Canada and ebook publication day for Angry Robot’s January 2013 releases (which will be available in UK bookstores from Thursday January 3rd).
Our January selection features a thrilling science fiction debut, Nexus by Ramez Naam, an intriguing historical fantasy sequel, The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle, and an action-packed omnibus edition of three steampunk classics from a World Fantasy Award-winning author, The Bookman Histories by Lavie Tidhar.
You just know that any (or all!) of the above would make wonderful holiday-season (take your pick) gifts for the avid sf/f/wtf!? readers in your life, so run (don’t walk) to your nearest bookstore, or click on over to your favourite online retailer of choice, and buy, buy, buy!
by Ramez Naam
Mankind gets an upgrade
In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it.
When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage – for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes.
by Anne Lyle
The second book in the Night’s Masque series, sequel to The Alchemist of Souls.
Exiled from the court of Queen Elizabeth for accusing a powerful nobleman of treason, swordsman-turned-spy Mal Catlyn has been living in France with his young valet Coby Hendricks for the past year.
But Mal harbours a darker secret: he and his twin brother share a soul that once belonged to a skrayling, one of the mystical creatures from the New World.
When Mal’s dream about a skrayling shipwreck in the Mediterranean proves reality, it sets him on a path to the beautiful, treacherous city of Venice – and a conflict of loyalties that will place him and his friends in greater danger than ever.
by Lavie Tidhar
An omnibus edition of the most exciting steampunk series of recent years.
Lizard Kings and swashbuckling pirates, secret government agencies and scuttling automata, tripods and airships.
There’s never been a series with quite so much adventure crammed between two covers!