Latina culinary arts student, Bo Benitez, becomes a fugitive when she’s caught stealing a cacao pod from the heavily-defended plantations that keep chocolate, Earth’s sole valuable export, safe from a hungry galaxy. Forces arraying against her including her alien boyfriend and a reptilian cop. But when she escapes onto an
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The Gods are Drawing Battle Lines
In the wake of the battle of Silent Hall, the city of Ardis is reeling, its leaders frightened and disorganized. The remaining oracle of the god Ravennis has resurfaced there and
Desert world? Check. Evil corporations? Check. A great start, add to that a gang of biker mercenaries and weird witchy powers blooming in the hard as nails heroine and you’re getting the barest taste of Alex Wells’ new novel Hunger Makes the Wolf. It’s out fresh today, so why not start it now?
The strange planet known as Tanegawa’s World is owned by TransRifts Inc, the
This timeless novel is a gorgeous steampunk classic. A masterclass from the father of the genre himself: K W Jeter
Infernal Devices is a classic tale of time travel, clockwork and sexual intrigue and it’s also the first book in the George Dower Trilogy, so it’s definitely worth your time to peruse the first two chapters we’ve included below.
Here’s a brief synopsis to
Ladies, Gentlemen and Robots! Step up and discover the strange and powerful elixir that is Dr Potter’s Medicine Show.
Here is your chance to discover more of Eric Scott Fischl’s darkly fantastical twist on historical fiction, described as “Dirty, dank, and dangerous. Dr Potter’s Medicine Show is the missing season of Carnivàle you didn’t know you needed until now.” by Adam Rakunas, Philip K Dick
Venture into a whole new realm – Numenera, the Ninth World in Shanna Germain’s inventive science fantasy, The Poison Eater. It’s a brilliant far-future tale magic and technology, from the Numenera world developed by Monte Cook Games. Let us treat you an exclusive peek at the first chapters of Shanna’s extraordinary story.
Here’s the synopsis:
Poison never lies.
Talia was once one of the twelve martyrs of the forgotten compass, a prisoner of
Check out the first three chapters of Break the Chains below… but be warned, this world is addictive: “I must confess that I tore through this instalment, and I’m really looking forward to the next one” (Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews).
A year has passed since Detan set
Special Sunday reading for you (well, those of you who are yet to devour this splendid book) from “epic steampunk Firefly” Steal the Sky, the first instalment in Megan E O’Keefe‘s Scorched Continent series.
It’s fresh, bright and brilliant. As the nice Joseph Heller at NPR said: “it’s a buddy tale, a heist caper, a socioeconomic thriller and a steampunk-seasoned fantasia all at once. And it fires beautifully on all cylinders.”
Detan Honding, a
We could talk about how great it is for ages, but Locus nailed it already: “it’s epic in the truest sense of the world, and fantastic in a completely original and inventive way…I read all 400-odd pages in about 12 hours, ignoring all else. My guess is you will too.”
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide… In this
Sometimes you just need “a bold, brash, bloody story” (Beauty in Ruins) and Andy Remic‘s Twilight of the Dragons more than meets those expectations: “an undeniably brutal, no-holds barred grimdark, which grabs a reader by the throat and never lets go” (Bookwraiths).
What’s not to love? We’ve slipped a few chapters online for free so you can whet your appetite. Here’s the synopsis:
During a recent dwarf civil-war deep under the Karamakkos
It’s been a long wait for more stories in the world of Liege-Killer, but Christopher Hinz‘ Binary Storm is here at last! Well, almost… You have to wait until November to read it all, but especially to brighten your day and get you in the binary mood, here are the first three chapters, free and exclusive on us.
It’s a fast-paced science fiction action thriller which serves as both a stand-alone novel and prequel to
Just for you, we’ve placed the first few chapters of Ferrett Steinmetz‘s Fix online so you can enjoy his sci-fi and fantasy megamix for free. The ‘Mancer series has attracted some delightful praise, and this astounding final entry in the series has been no exception:
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Ferrett Steinmetz’s Flex series is one of the most imaginative and unique urban fantasies I’ve encountered. If you’ve read
Hey there! Here’s a free preview of Lavie Tidhar‘s magnificent Houdini fights the Martians novel The Great Game, re-released in October 2016 with a fancy new cover and Professor Tidhar’s exploration of ‘Dynamics of an Asteroid’! It’s a startling work of steampunk historical science fiction.
As Locus said, it “achieves moments of surprising depth and beauty, with real insights into human history and psychology as well as the immense and varied
Dive back into the world of the Tao with a brand new hero: Ella Patel – thief, con-artist and smuggler – is in the wrong place at the wrong time. One night, on the
As Mr Chuck Wendig (bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and Invasive) says, this is “sci-fi that’s slick, sharp and snarky — K C Alexander doesn’t ‘write’ so much as she fires words into your cerebral cortex with an electromagnetic railgun.”
Here’s the synopsis:
The Age Atomic, by Adam Christopher, The Marching Dead, Lee Battersby and Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey are all officially on-sale in the UK/EU next week (from Thursday 6th to be precise), but are already our in US/CAN print and ebook editions.
Here’s a taster from each to whet your appetite for more…
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