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25% OFF ALL EBOOKS with Cybermonday coupon code "cybmon13" in the ReAnimus Press store: http://ReAnimus.com . (Only valid on ebooks.)
W00t! Announcing a cool Steampunk collection and a cool hard-SF collection from the award-winning Sean McMullen. (His "Souls in the Great Machine" is one of my personal favorites.) And they are:
GHOSTS OF ENGINES PAST (Steampunk)
Balloons were the only way to fly in 1840, and air safety standards were the stuff of science fiction...
A modern day librarian in London is about to reserve a book for a Regency serial killer...
When you think about it, they had the skills and materials to build a steam engine in 1449...
Some people just don't appreciate art, but a two mile long metal dragon with a serious attitude problem can do more than just sneer...
COLOURS OF THE SOUL (hard SF)
Why are cheetahs the most perfect of creatures? Besides because they're cats, that is...
These are both new, never before published collections (I'm tickled that ReAnimus Press gets to do them!!), and both are in ebook ($3.99) and paperback ($14.99).
Two wonderful new histories from ReAnimus Press, in ebook and paperback:
THE BOX: AN ORAL HISTORY OF TELEVISION, 1920-1961
YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: AN ORAL HISTORY OF MANHATTAN FROM THE 1890s to WWII
"Indispensable... great fun to read." --The New York Times With dozens of photos. Fascinating stories.
XENOSTORM: RISING by Brian Clegg - $3.99
With a journalist for a father and a scientist mother, family life has always been nomadic: France, South America and now, London. Coming home from school, he collapses in the street. More pain than he'd ever thought possible... a brain haemorrhage? Is he dying? He staggers home. Surely his parents can help? But they're gone. The flat's empty. He's alone.
And then the voice in his head starts talking.
Davy finds himself facing a powerful underground group who have lived for hundreds of years--and want to see him dead. The future of human existence is in the balance...
Brian Clegg is an author of popular science books, including The God Effect, A Brief History of Infinity, How to Build a Time Machine and Inflight Science. He has written for many publications from The Wall Street Journal and the Times to Playboy and Nature. He lives in Wiltshire, England with his wife, twin daughters and golden retriever.
COSTIGAN'S NEEDLE by Jerry Sohl - $3.99
http://ReAnimus.com/?i=1359 (also available in paperback)
We're just about finished releasing all of Star Trek and Twilight Zone writer Jerry Sohl's books, and many people say this one's their favorite.
Dr. Winfield Costigan had designed his "Needle" as a boon to medical research. But few men are able to let well enough alone, and when the Inland Electronics Company puts up a huge sum to finance the project, Costigan constructs a needle big enough to allow a man to step inside. At a secret testing, Glenn Basher of Inland Electronics draws the short straw and passes through the eye of the needle. Trouble is, he does not reappear.
"Jerry Sohl undoubtedly possesses one of the most imaginative minds of our day." --Houston Post
Jerry Sohl is the acclaimed writer for Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and scores more scripts and novels.
UNDERHANDED BRIDGE by Jerry Sohl -- also, UNDERHANDED CHESS
A hilarious handbook of devious diversions and stratagems for winning at bridge. Likewise for chess!
UNDERHANDED BRIDGE (ebook and paperback):
ROMANCE... We've got Romances!
First there's PASSING THROUGH THE FLAME by Norman Spinrad:
Hollywood... a jungle where a new set of predators is clawing savagely for domination. The great movie studios and stars still hold sway -- but the porno filmmakers on the one hand, and the record companies and rock stars on the other, are accumulating more and more power. Into this warfare comes Velva Leecock and Paul Conrad. Beautiful Velva, whose innocent sexuality may be her passkey to superstardom, and talented, ambitious Paul, whose honest may be his undoing.
"Comes off with a bang -- full of action and all varieties of sex!" -- Publishers Weekly
"PASSING THROUGH THE FLAME is perfect of it's kind. Sex, dope, violence, a complex plot, a huge cast... something of everything we want Hollywood to be! Norman Spinrad writes with unexpected compassion for his characters. I recommend it wholeheartedly!" -- Harper's Bookletter
We've also got Norman's semi-auto-biographical / romance, THE CHILDREN OF HAMELIN - http://ReAnimus.com/?i=1183
Then six romances by Jerry Sohl, written under pseudonyms "Roberta Jean Mountjoy" and "Nathan Butler". :)
Women would do anything for "Dr." Josh, and he would do _everything_ for them.
NIGHT WIND and sequel BLACK THUNDER
A wild novel of sex and beauty and what happens when they explode together.
ReAnimus Press Store: http://ReAnimus.com/?i=1368
She was young, and she was a lot of woman. Could she help it if she was also a lot of trouble?
ReAnimus Press Store: http://ReAnimus.com/?i=1367
Women were helpless against the stranger and his magnetic wiles...
ReAnimus Press Store: http://ReAnimus.com/?i=1365
Six ebook titles by Roby James!They range from science fiction and fantasy to historical and romance. All titles are $3.99. She's a great writer, a great person, and, considering some unfortunate recent events in her life (as chronicled in her newsgroup on sff.net), I'd really like to be able to show her some strong sales numbers. So we have:
Using her rare power over human minds, Ronica McBride vows to destroy the corruption tearing apart the interstellar empire.
Sir William Wallace, the Scots hero, left his daughter three things...
A executive woman who has never had time for love stumbles into a land of magic, 200 years in the past.
A monumental, richly romantic historical with a subtle touch of fantasy.
In the middle of the third dance, Margaret's world stopped for a heartbeat, then continued with the comfortable direction of her life completely changed...
And we have NEBULA AWARD winners!
THE CURE FOR EVERYTHING, a Nebula Award winner by Severna Park
ReAnimus Press Store: http://ReAnimus.com/?i=1354
PARTICLE THEORY, by multi-Nebula Award winner Edward Bryant
A collection of some of Ed's best stories. Ed is in dire financial need, so your help is appreciated. (Others of his titles are there too.)
ReAnimus Press Store: http://ReAnimus.com/?i=1270
Ben Bova's bestselling THE EXILES TRILOGY ebook is now just $3.99 for a limited time on Amazon and in the ReAnimus Press store!
When all the best of Earth's scientists are forced into exile to a space station to prevent their work from upsetting the status quo, they decide to embark on an even grander adventure to the stars.
Dr. Ben Bova is a six-time Hugo Award winner, and author of over 125 futuristic novels and nonfiction books about science and technology.
Ben Bova's THE STAR CONQUERORS!
Majorly big announcement! Six-time Hugo winner BEN BOVA's most sought after and some say best novel, THE STAR CONQUERORS, is out from ReAnimus Press in *print* and ebook editions!
http://ReAnimus.com/?i=1128 It's so rare that used copies go for $500 and up. Until now! ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the first ever reprinting and first ever trade paperback edition of THE STAR CONQUERORS in a Special Collectors' Edition.
To Explore New Worlds... and Resistance is Futile... all found their home here first with Star Watch Captain Geoffrey Knowland in what some say is a virtual blueprint for Star Trek.
This ReAnimus Special Collector's Edition features a special introductory essay from Ben Bova about the history of writing of the novel. (Not to mention, valuable advice to new writers on how to succeed.) As an extra treat this edition also includes the original Mel Hunter cover art in addition to new cover art from Clay Hagebusch.
THE STAR CONQUERORS is the first in the Watchmen series, followed by STAR WATCHMEN and THE DUELING MACHINE.
THE STAR CONQUERORS is a great story, far too long out of print. Available exclusively from ReAnimus Press, THE STAR CONQUERORS is a major publishing event you don't want to miss.
Resistance IS futile, so get your copy today!
ReAnimus Press has 20 of Ben Bova's books in all!--
THE STAR CONQUERORS, THE EXILES TRILOGY, COLONY, THE KINSMAN SAGA, THE DUELING MACHINE, THE WEATHERMAKERS, THE CRAFT OF WRITING SCIENCE FICTION THAT SELLS, STAR WATCHMEN, ESCAPE!, AS ON A DARKLING PLAIN, THE WINDS OF ALTAIR, THE MULTIPLE MAN, TEST OF FIRE, SPACE TRAVEL - A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER'S GUIDE, IMMORTALITY, THE STORY OF LIGHT
Coming soon: TWICE SEVEN, FORWARD IN TIME, MAXWELL'S DEMONS, THE ASTRAL MIRROR
MORE PAPERBACK NEW RELEASES: h4>
We just released paperback editions of two bestselling True Crime books:
A MOTHER'S TRIAL, by Nancy Wright
BAD KARMA: A True Story of Obsession and Murder, by Deborah Blum
The true crime thriller that explores the darkest regions of romantic infatuation, and a landmark Supreme Court case.
We've also published a fully illustrated edition of Mark Twain's INNOCENTS ABROAD. In short: Best. Travel. Book. Ever. It was his bestselling book during his life, and the book that made him famous. Still hilarious today, and (having visited many of the sites he writes about) still a highly accurate travel guide. We have both an ebook and paperback edition of this one:
If you enjoy history, you'll enjoy MEXICA, by (award-winning, 3-time SFWA-President) Norman Spinrad. (Ebook & print) It's a cool story, the tale of Cortes and Montezuma, as told by a conquistador who was there to witness it. And I'm tickled that ReAnimus Press is able to publish the first US print edition!
Indeed, I'm tickled to announce that ReAnimus Press is publishing *21* of Norman Spinrad's titles in paperback print edition! This includes his book on writing, STAYING ALIVE. Spinrad is a three-time SFWA President and award-winning author, so he knows his stuff. The book on writing is full of good, practical advice, and his fiction is always enjoyable. Many of these have been out of print for far too long so I'm glad we're the ones able to bring them back onto paper. We have several in ebook edition too. (Alas, someone else has the rest in ebook edition; though I think our covers are way cooler than theirs!) :)
So check out
STAYING ALIVE - A WRITER'S GUIDE (ebook & print), BUG JACK BARRON (ebook), THE LAST HURRAH OF THE GOLDEN HORDE (ebook & print), EXPERIMENT PERILOUS: THE 'BUG JACK BARRON' PAPERS (ebook & print), PASSING THROUGH THE FLAME (ebook & print), FRAGMENTS OF AMERICA (ebook & print), THE CHILDREN OF HAMELIN (ebook & print), MEXICA (ebook & print), THE IRON DREAM (print), THE VOID CAPTAIN'S TALE (print), CHILD OF FORTUNE (print), LITTLE HEROES (print), A WORLD BETWEEN (print), GREENHOUSE SUMMER (print), THE SOLARIANS (print), AGENT OF CHAOS (print), THE MEN FROM THE JUNGLE (print), SONGS FROM THE STARS (print), THE MIND GAME (print), RUSSIAN SPRING (print), PICTURES AT 11 (print), JOURNALS OF THE PLAUGE YEARS (print)
A special shoutout that ReAnimus Press will be publishing (Critter and SFWA pro) Chet Gottfried's fantasy novel, THE GILDED BASILISK. More news anon!
Critters Writers Workshop member extraordinaire Robert Qualkinbush's
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPECULATIVE FICTION OPENINGS *** 2ND EDITION ***
has just been released!!! Almost doubled in length, it has been expanded to include a treatment of opening hooks that you can't miss. This is in addition to his landmark analysis of story openings that comprised the first edition. This is a monumental, can't-be-missed work for all writers.
It's available in both paperback and ebook for all ebook readers, through:
(Those who already bought the ebook of the first edition from either ReAnimus Press directly or from Amazon can get the 2nd edition at no charge by simply downloading the current file.)
As ever, a portion of the proceeds from ReAnimus Press sales goes to the Critters Fund Drive, so you're getting great books -and- helping Critters keep going. With the fund drive barely inching forward, this is important.
Reminder about a really insightful book about short stories and anthologies, by Bud Webster. Great for readers and especially writers who want to understand the important anthology market better. Bud writes a regular column on anthologies for the SFWA Bulletin, and he's also a winner of the Service to SFWA Award, which shows the kind of dedication to his subjects he has. This book has over two dozen chapters covering the best anthologies and stories. Nobody knows anthos like Bud. It's called:
ANTHOPOLOGY 101: Reflections, Inspections and Dissections of SF Anthologies.
(Not a mis-spelling, Antho-pology.) :) It's at:
THE BAKU: TALES OF THE NUCLEAR AGE by two-time Nebula Award winner Edward Bryant
Three short stories and a teleplay (bought but never produced by The Twilight Zone) comprise this edition of Edward Bryant's The Baku: Tales of the Nuclear Age. Nightmares and ghosts haunt a former bomber pilot and head of a nuclear power company. With a great cover by Critter member Fran Eisemann!
Because of Ed's financial needs, almost all the profits from this and his other books go directly to Ed. Donations to help with Ed's medical and other financial needs are also most appreciated via www.FriendsOfEd.org. Thank you!
And Harlan Ellison!--
PHOENIX WITHOUT ASHES by Harlan Ellison and Edward Bryant
Written as a collaboration between the multi-Nebula Award winning Ed Bryant and Harlan Ellison, one of the Grand Masters of science fiction and a multiple Hugo-, Nebula-, and Edgar Award-winner, PHOENIX WITHOUT ASHES is the novel edition of Harlan's famous, award-winning teleplay. (Please note this book is the novel edition, not the graphic novel.)
The year is 2785, and Devon, a farmer banished for challenging his community's Elders, discovers a secret that changes everything he knew about the world, leading him on a quest to solve a mystery beyond his understanding before his entire world is destroyed in a cataclysm.
With a Harlanesque introduction by Harlan Ellison.
Harlan is very graciously donating his author's income to Ed for this book. THANK YOU, HARLAN!
Greg Bear has added his endorsement of THE SIGIL TRILOGY to those of Michael Moorcock, Nancy Kress, Kim Stanley Robinson, and many others. Greg says, "Henry Gee stakes his claim to excellence with these startling, beautifully written tales of cosmic adventure. Brisk, funny, triumphant--and utterly compelling." THE SIGIL TRILOGY is also getting some very positive signs regarding major award nominations.
All three volumes are available in ebook and print, as separate volumes and a combined omnibus edition at http://www.ReAnimus.com/sigil
THE PLANET MASTERS by bestselling author Allen L. Wold
On the isolated world of Seltique, where a ritual of legalized murder reinforces a complex and rigid class system, bionically augmented trouble-shooter Larson McCade sets out to find the Book of Aradka, repository of the ancient wisdom of an alien race. His search progressively unveils the hidden story of his own great-grandfather's flight from the mysterious upheavals which plunged once-great Seltique into a dark age of paranoia and xenophobia. (Kirkus Reviews)
Allen L. Wold is the bestselling author of nine science fiction novels: THE PLANET MASTERS, STAR GOD, THE EYE IN THE STONE, JEWELS OF THE DRAGON, CROWN OF THE SERPENT, LAIR OF THE CYCLOPS, and three novels in the _V_ (television tie-in) series.
All except the _V_ books are coming soon from ReAnimus Press. (Can't get ahold of anyone at Warner Bros. to get the dang rights for those _V_ books. Would love to get THX1138 from them too. Anybody know anybody at Warner???) :)
For those who like mysteries, ReAnimus Press has just published all the volumes in the Kieran Lenahan mystery series by Conor Daly, starting with LOCAL KNOWLEDGE.
"A FAST-PACED MYSTERY" --THE NEW YORK TIMES
Set in the world of pro-am golf, Kieran Lenahan, golf pro at Milton Country Club in Westchester County, N.Y., has just earned a berth in a local PGA tournament when the police inform him that the body of one of his club's co-owners has been fished out of a water hazard. Lenahan, a former lawyer, is stunned to hear he has been named in the dead man's will and designated to evaluate a set of rare, legendary Blitzklubs clubs, the sale of which is the sole inheritance for the dead man's beautiful trophy wife. Then the clubs are stolen, and Lenahan's young shop assistant, a reforming juvenile delinquent, is arrested for the murder. Lenahan must find the real murderer to free his assistant, search for the clubs--and prepare to play his opening PGA round.
As Publisher's weekly says, "Even non-golfers will delight in Lenahan's love of the game and the fairway world."
"DALY SCORES A BIRDIE" --PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY
Also released are the others in the Kieran Lenahan series -- get them all at the $2.99 introductory price while it lasts. :)
Plus lots more -- check out the store at http://www.ReAnimus.com !