Fans of Roen, Tao and the whole Quasing race take a seat, we have some exciting news for you! Wesley Chu‘s Lives of Tao series is being developed for TV! Can we please get a ‘fuck yeah’?!
*Sets off party streamers*
The series has been optioned by ABC Studios, with the executive producers of hit series Agent Carter, Tara Butters and Michele Fazeka, selling production rights through their F&B Production Company. The show will be written and executive produced by Chris Dingess with Wes serving as consultant to the process. For the full lowdown, head on over to Headline.
We will, of course, keep you posted to all further developments. Until then we’ll be over here pondering on our dream cast.
And don’t forget, Wes’ The Rise of Io, the first book of a new series set in the same world as the Tao series is released on October 4 (US/Can) / October 6 (UK/R.o.W). Not read any of the books yet? You can win the entire Lives of Tao series PLUS The Rise of Io over at Tor.com now!
Wonderful news for Nook users and science fiction fans in North America!
All three of Wesley Chu‘s groundbreaking sci-fi action Tao trilogy novels are available today on the Nook Daily Find. The Lives of Tao is just $1.99 and the follow ups (The Deaths of Tao and The Rebirths of Tao) are $2.99 each. If you haven’t read them yet, there has never been a better time – go get them tiger: Nook Daily Find.
When out-of-shape IT technician Roen Tan woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it.
He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes.
Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well…
“A totally original sci-fi thriller that will have you hooked from page one with both riveting action and a sly wit. This is a story of human history, the hidden powers that have shaped it, and one man’s transformation from complete nobody to a key fighter in the war for humanity’s future.”
– Ramez Naam, author of Nexus
The Prophus and the Genjix are at war. For centuries they have sought a way off-planet, guiding humanity’s social and technological development to the stage where space travel is possible.
The end is now in sight, and both factions have plans to leave the Earth, but the Genjix method will mean the destruction of the human race.
That’s a price they’re willing to pay.
“Fans of the first novel will have a great time, and newcomers should have no trouble picking up the plot’s various threads as the story moves along. Great stuff.”
Many years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao: the world is split into pro-Prophus and pro-Genjix factions, and is poised on the edge of a devastating new World War; the Prophus are hiding; and Roen has a family to take care of.
A Genjix scientist who defects to the other side holds the key to preventing bloodshed on an almost unimaginable scale.
With the might of the Genjix in active pursuit, Roen is the only person who can help him save the world, and the Quasing race, too.
And you thought you were having a stressful day…
“The Rebirths of Tao is a suitably epic trilogy-capper in both scope and scale. This time, the battlefield is the whole world, with Roen once again at the center of things. If the first book is an action-adventure and the second a political thriller, the conclusion is something approaching dystopian guerrilla warfare. It still has that snarky sense of humor and the same frenetic action, but the focus has changed. In fact, it’s a book that explores change more than anything else.”
– Barnes & Noble
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 border of a demilitarized zone run by the body-swapping alien invaders, she happens upon a man and woman being chased by a group of assailants. The man freezes, leaving the woman to fight off five attackers at once, before succumbing. As she dies, to both Ella and the man’s surprise, the sparkling light that rises from the woman enters Ella, instead of the man.
She soon realizes she’s been inhabited by Io, a low-ranking Quasing who was involved in some of the worst decisions in history. Now Ella must now help the alien presence to complete her mission and investigate a rash of murders in the border states that maintain the frail peace.
With the Prophus assigned to help her seemingly wanting to stab her in the back, and the enemy Genjix hunting her, Ella must also deal with Io’s annoying inferiority complex. To top it all off, Ella thinks the damn alien voice in her head is trying to get her killed. And if you can’t trust the voices in your head, who can you trust?
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The Rise of Io is available from all good bookstores and everywhere books are sold from October 4 (US/Can) / October 6 (UK/RoW).
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.
Good news on Amazon.com!
Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals has The Silent Army, the final book in James A. Moore’s epic Seven Forges series for the bargain price of $2.99. It’s time to finish the adventure.
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?