Today is the official UK print publication day for Angry Robot’s April releases. UK-based readers who prefer the feel of something papery beneath their fingertips can now grab themselves a copy of each of the following:
The Marching Dead, the second of Lee Battersby‘s hugely entertaining fantasy quests starring reluctant King-of-the-Dead Marius don Hellespont, plus: The Age Atomic, sequel to Adam Christopher‘s genre-bending, convention-defying debut, Empire State, plus: Black Feathers, the first part of Joseph D’Lacey‘s Black Dawn duology; a post-eco-apocalyptic, darkly fantastical fable for our times.
See below for more info on all three of these brand new genre fiction delights and then hot-foot it to your nearest bricks-and-mortar bookstore and treat yourself to some top-notch genre fiction. Go on, you know you deserve it…
by Lee Battersby
Find the dead a King, save himself, win the love of his life, live happily ever after. No wonder Marius dos Helles is bored. But now something has stopped the dead from, well, dying.
It’s up to Marius, Gerd, and Gerd’s not-dead-enough Granny to journey across the continent and put the dead back in the afterlife where they belong.
File Under: Fantasy [ Dead Reckoning | Strange Problems | By Royal Decree | Still Running ]
And here’s a link to yesterday’s exclusive short story by Lee.
by Adam Christopher
The sequel to Empire State – the superhero-noir fantasy thriller set in the other New York.
The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle.
Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale.
As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest – or destruction – of the Empire State.
File Under: Science Fiction [ Splitting the Atoms | Angry Robots | Crossing | Universal Destruction ]
Meet Adam tonight at Forbidden Planet, London.
by Joseph D’Lacey
It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying.
It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world.
In each era, a child shall be chosen. Their task is to find a dark messiah known only as the Crowman. But is he our saviour – or the final incarnation of evil?
File Under: Fantasy [ The Crowman | Joined Through Time | The Last Keeper | The Journey Begins ]