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Lauren Beukes, Bruce Sterling, and Ellen Datlow (credit: THIS IS HORROR)
NIGHTMARES: A NEW DECADE OF MODERN HORROR—Ellen Datlow, editor (November 1, Tachyon Publications)
Unlucky thieves invade a house where Home Alone seems like a playground romp. An antique bookseller and a mob enforcer join forces to retrieve the Atlas of Hell. Postapocalyptic survivors cannot decide which is worse: demon women haunting the skies or maddened extremists patrolling the earth. In this chilling twenty-first-century companion to the cult classic DARKNESS: TWO DECADES OF MODERN HORROR, Ellen Datlow again proves herself the most masterful editor of the genre. She has mined the breadth and depth of ten years of terror, collecting superlative works of established masters and scene-stealing newcomers alike.
SLIPPING: STORIES, ESSAYS, & OTHER WRITING—Lauren Beukes (November 29, Tachyon)
A Punk Lolita fighter-pilot rescues Tokyo from a marauding art installation. Corporate recruits harvest poisonous plants on an inhospitable planet. An inquisitive adolescent ghost disrupts the life of a young architect. Product loyalty is addictive when the brand appears under one’s skin. Award-winning Cape Town author and journalist Lauren Beukes (ZOO
CITY, MOXYLAND, BROKEN MONSTERS) spares no targets in this edgy and satiric retrospective collection. In her fiction and nonfiction, ranging from Johannesburg across the galaxy, Beukes is a fierce, captivating presence throughout the literary landscape.
The Hungarian MANDINER.SCI-FI features SLIPPING: STORIES, ESSAYS, & OTHER WRITING and Bruce Sterling’s PIRATE UTOPIA in Pirates, Vampires, Aliens: Anglo-Saxon books for November.
Lauren Beukes: SLIPPING
Lauren Beukes was not required to show the domestic audience, as it has been published four novels at home (two fantastic work of the Ad Astra, two thrillers in the care of Gabo SFF). A South African woman is now a writer and essay collections novella- appears: Johannesburg depths of space.
Bruce Sterling: PIRATE UTOPIA
Although Balázs Ablonczy classic warning , according to a book should beware of those that advertise themselves with, who wrote the preface, we recommend a new novel by Bruce Sterling (which Warren Ellis wrote in the preface). To what are we talking about? The Adriatic Sea futurist, utopian pirates plundering capitalists and communists between the two world wars. But there is a chance for world domination?
Translated from Hungarian by Google.
Cheryl Eddy at IO9 includes Bruce Sterling’s PIRATE UTOPIA on 16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November.
PIRATE UTOPIA by Bruce Sterling
A gaggle of ne’er-do-wells plot global chaos in this new satire from the editor of the seminal
THE CYBERPUNK ANTHOLOGY.
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Cover by Nihil
Design by Elizabeth Story
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Cover art by Clara Bacou
Design by Elizabeth Story
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Cover and image by John Coulthart