Inventive and intelligent space opera for fans of Iain M. Banks - the story of a warship trapped in a human body, and her search for revenge.There aren't many new sci-fi novels that look and sound like ones I desperately want to read these days, but this is one. I have heard very good things about it from those who've had advanced reader copies, and suspect that this could be one of the sci-fi novels to read this year. And look at that cover, it's completely epic.
They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.
The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people.
The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale.
But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her.
Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it.This is a novel that came to my attention because of the author and cover art, and it's one I've already finished. I wasn't disappointed in the slightest, and Dream London is perhaps the strangest and weirdest novel I've read in a long time. My review should be up in the next few days...
But in Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. the towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. there are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the east end and a path spiralling down to another world.
Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be.
Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies.I'm trying to play catch-up with this series, but I do love the Lost Fleet books. This is firmly on my to-read list, no doubt.
General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their hard-earned independence, he can ill afford to trust her—or lose her support.
President Gwen Iceni believes Midway is humanity’s defense against the enigmas. Syndicate training taught her self-preservation in a crisis, yet she’s determined to fight for the star system’s fate…even if it means joining forces with Drakon—and an officer of the hated Alliance.
Their plan places the Midway flotilla at great risk in hopes of greater reward: recruiting the personnel necessary to man warships against the enigmas. But before facing the alien advance, Drakon and Iceni must survive hidden dangers closer to home: all-too-human threats that could jeopardize Midway’s freedom…and their own lives.
The U.S.S. Merrimack was the finest battleship class spaceship in Earth's fleet, able to stand up against the best the Palatine Empire could throw at them. They were even able to survive an attack by the deadly swarms of the seemingly unstoppable Hive. Only her sister ship, the Monitor, was her equal. However, with the Palatine forces preparing a massive offensive, and the Hive targeting every living organism in the galaxy for destruction, even these two great battleships may fall....I've been meaning to get around to this series for a fair while, and with the first two novels released in an omnibus (with a second omnibus due next month) the timing seems about right to give them a go. Unfortunately for us UK based readers, they still don't seem to have a publisher over here, but at least it's possible to get the online! Anybody out there read them? Thoughts?
This omnibus edition includes the first two novels of R.M. Meluch's acclaimed Tour of the Merrimack series, The Myriad and Wolf Star.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Feed comes this year's cost CONTAGIOUS thriller - about a miracle cure . . . and a nightmare side effectI read and thoroughly enjoyed Feed a few years back, but the series was another that fell by the wayside as my reading dwindled. I still plan on getting around to it, but with Parasite on the way I think the Newsflesh trilogy may be taking a back seat.
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.
We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.
But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.
When physicist Robert Strong loses his job at the Dark Matter research lab and his relationship falls apart, he returns home to Scotland. then the dead start appearing to him, and Robert begins to question his own sanity.Eidolon is one I simply want to read because it has a stunning cover and sounds pretty cool. Sometimes you just don't need any more of a reason to pick a book up...
Victor Amos, an enigmatic businessman, arrives and recruits Robert to sabotage CERN’S large Hadron Collider, convincing him the next step in the collider’s research will bring about disaster. everything Robert once understood about reality, and the boundaries between life and death, is about to change forever. and the biggest change will be to Robert himself...
Mixing science, philosophy and espionage, Libby McGugan’s stunning debut is a thriller like no other.