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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:
Street thug Riko has some serious issues — memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie. And the only people who can help are the mercenaries who think she screwed them over.
In an apathetic society devoid of ethics or regulation, where fusing tech and flesh can mean a killing edge or a killer conversion, a massive conspiracy is unfolding that will alter the course of the human condition forever. With corporate meatheads on her ass and a necro-tech blight between her and salvation, Riko is going to have to fight meaner, work smarter, and push harder than she’s ever had to. And that’s just to make it through the day.
Now check it out for yourself:
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Hey there folks,
Ferrett will be answering ANY and ALL questions you have for him, including all things Flex, The Flux and Fix, setting people on fire, overly elaborate puns, Pokémon Go and the dynamics of polyamorous relationships. He might even through a bit of Magic: the Gathering in too, as he’s a bit of an expert in that field.
Exciting stuff – the 100 Year Starship Canopus Award – the award that celebrates excellence in interstellar writing (what a mission!) is open for nominations once more for previously published works.
Sorry to report but the Robots are a little rust-tinged and creaky this morning, as we attempt to kickstart ailing battery packs back to life after a splendid weekend at the UK Fantasycon, organised by the British Fantasy Society. Held in the once-majestic shambolic splendour of the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, a combination of wonderful people, fine autumnal seaside weather and us winning the Best Independent Publisher 2016 award made for a brilliant time. Our faces are appropriately set in expressions of chrome delight.
As you may have gathered from Flex and The Flux, Ferrett just loves his pop culture references. In fact, in Fix there are a whole lot of chapter title references to movies, books and TV. We’ve picked five of those titles and we want you to tell us what the reference is.
Tuesday has arrived again, and with it another insight into the minds of our authors: Talk Tuesday To Us (sometimes under the coercive influence of torture, or in today’s case, an ice cream scoop).
This week we crack open the cranium of Christopher Hinz, author of the fast-paced, action filled SF Binary Storm, sequel to his 1980’s classic Liege-Killer. With the scoop in hand, we can proceed.
The novel is due out October 4 (US/Can) / October 6 (UK/R.o.W) but head over to the Tor.com website to read an exclusive excerpt of the first chapter.
Are you in San Francisco this weekend? Do you like excellent urban fantasy novels with heart? Do you love doughnuts? Then you’ll probably want to head over to Ferrett Steinmetz‘s signing at Borderlands Books.
Ferrett will be signing copies of his ‘Mancer series – Flex, The Flux and Fix – from 15:00 (PST) on Saturday. We’re sure there will also be a short reading and did we mention the doughnuts?
Here’s the synopsis:
Near the end of the 21st century, Earth is in chaos from environmental devastation and a vicious undeclared war against binaries, genetically engineered assassins. Composed of a single consciousness inhabiting two human bodies (tways), binaries are ruled by an alpha breed, the Royal Caste.
It’s almost FantasyCon time! WHOOOOOT!!!!
We’re super excited for the return of one of our favourite UK conventions and can’t wait to catch up with you all in sunny (fingers crossed) Scarborough for some great panels, excellent discussions and most importantly, a pint.
Welcome back to Tuesday. It’s the day of the week when we inject nanomites into our authors’ spines and activate their speech centres. The result – Talk Tuesday To Us – all of the answers those little tykes could squeeze out.
The Twin Peaks box set! That might be cheating, but everything I need in life is in Twin Peaks. (Except real coffee and pie.) I love the mystery, and the weirdness, and the people who live in the town are so quirky and wonderful. Read More→
It’s getting to that time of year where the leaves change colour, the air gets colder and all you want to do is snuggle down on the sofa and read a good book.
Heh, who are we kidding, we always want to snuggle down and read a good book, but that’s by-the-by. New books are brilliant and Nook know this, which is why they’re holding a ‘start-a-series’ promotion on our lovely James A Moore’s Seven Forges, which will be available for just $1.99.
The promotion will be on from Sept 13 – 17 (inclusive) so make sure to swing by and grab yourself a copy of the book described as “an excellent, enjoyable, and thoroughly entertaining fantasy debut.”