Friday, October 10, 2014

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: New Science Fiction and Fantasy October 2014

New Science Fiction and Fantasy October 2014

This is a particularity good month for new SF & Fantasy releases.

(Oct 1) Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Breq is ordered to go to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew -- a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.

(Oct 7) The Lost Stars: Imperfect Sword by Jack Campbell

The Midway Star System has been successfully liberated, but the but the former rulers of the Syndicate Worlds won't surrender the region without a fight.

(Oct 7) The Dark Defiles by Richard K. Morgan

Ringil sees the world tipping into another war with the dragon folk. And, most terrifying of all, the prophecy of a dark lord come to rule may be coming true. Final in a series which started with the Steel Remains.

(Oct 7) A Call to Duty by David Weber & Timothy Zahn

When Travis enlistes in the Royal Manticoran Navy he finds out life isn't exactly what he expected. A new entry in the Honor Harrington universe by Timothy Zahn of Star Wars fame and series creator Weber.

(Oct 9) Proxima by Stephen Baxter

Colonizing the world of Proxima Centauri could mean the never-ending existence of humanity, but no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamour in the mission, only hardship, loneliness, and emptiness.  But that’s where Yuri comes in -- because sometimes exploration isn’t voluntary.

(Oct 14) War Dogs by Greg Bear

They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago, providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of.But they were being hounded by enemies and needed our help – and Skyrines like me were volunteered to pay the price.

(Oct 14) The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich

√Čire is one of the most powerful empires in the world, and many look to it for stability and peace.  Brilliant √Čireann scientists have already bent the laws of nature for Man's benefit, and now they are striving to conquer the nature of time.

(Oct 21) The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton

The Raiel convince Nigel Sheldon to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace.

(Oct 28) The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss 

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.

(Oct 28) The Peripheral by William Gibson

Where Flynne and Burton live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Burton has a job, and he's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

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