Posts Tagged ‘Sheri S. Tepper’

After moving half way across the world with my wife and son, I don’t get as many books posted to me as I used to. This makes me sad but, on the plus side, extremely happy when I do receive stuff! I’ve been sent a couple of books I’m definitely interested to read but, with my son’s crazy non-napping ways, my reading time has been drastically reduced. Still, more books for the ‘to-be-read’ pile is never a bad thing (though I suspect my wife would strongly disagree..).

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Fish Tails by Sheri S. Tepper looks like one helluva book..

In her 35th stand-alone novel, science fiction master Sheri S. Tepper boldly weaves together the storylines of eleven of her previous works – from KING’S BLOOD FOUR (1983) to THE WATERS RISING (2010).

In FISH TAILS, two of Tepper’s beloved characters – Abasio and Xulai (A PLAGUE OF ANGELS and THE WATERS RISING) – and their children travel from village to village scattered across the sparsely populated land of Tingawa. They are searching for others who might be interested in adopting their sea-dwelling lifestyle.

Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper not only has an awesome
Looking cover but also a crazy premise. Cooper is an author I keep meaning to get to reading; maybe this is the time to get it done.

What if a society banished its worst nightmare to the far edge of the solar system, destined to sip only dregs of light and struggle for the barest living. And yet, that life thrived? It grew and learned and became far more than you ever expected, and it wanted to return to the sun. What if it didn’t share your moral compass in any way?

The Glittering Edge duology describes the clash of forces when an advanced society that has filled a solar system with flesh and blood life meets the near-AI’s that it banished long ago. This is a story of love for the wild and natural life on a colony planet, complex adventure set in powerful space stations, and the desire to live completely whether you are made of flesh and bone or silicon and carbon fiber.

In Edge of Dark, meet ranger Charlie Windar and his adopted wild predator, and explore their home on a planet that has been raped and restored more than once. Meet Nona Hall, child of power and privilege from the greatest station in the system, the Diamond Deep. Meet Nona’s best friend, a young woman named Chrystal who awakens in a robotic body….

I was also emailed an e-copy of Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson, billed by Titan Books as being in the same vain as Ready Player One by Ernie Cline.

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It’s 1986 and when a fifteen year old Finn is found guilty of a crime he didn’t commit he’s banished to the Other Realm for twenty five years. But now he’s back and free to walk the mortal world again. Things have changed though and he’s disappointed to have to come to terms with the fact that he’s middle aged and DeLorians can’t fly (we’ve all had to deal with that disappointment!). If that’s not bad enough someone’s framing him for necromancy…again.

He’s got three days to clear his name, win the girl and learn how to cope with his car crash of a family. Easy, right?

I’m currently reading a secondhand copy of Sundiver by David Brin but I think Finn Fancy Necromancy may well be my next port of call….

Gollancz are going to be publishing two interesting sounding novels this December. Check out the blurbs and covers below..

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NO LIFE BUT THIS by Anna Sheehan

From the acclaimed author of the bittersweet novel A LONG, LONG SLEEP comes a haunting stand-alone sequel.

In NO LIFE BUT THIS, Rose must take control of her future for the sake of her friends – and find a way to protect them without unwittingly caging them in love…

Rose slept for a hundred years and when she awoke the world as she knew it had vanished, utterly.

She has gone from being a cherished only child to being the sole heir to a vast, interstellar empire. From being alone to being surrounded by friends; from being protected against everything – whether she wanted to be or not – to having others depend upon her.

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FISH TALES by Sheri S. Tepper

From one of the masters of science-fiction and fantasy, Sheri S Tepper, FISH TALES is an extraordinary novel.

In her 35th stand-alone novel, science fiction master Sheri S. Tepper boldly weaves together the storylines of eleven of her previous works – from KING’S BLOOD FOUR (1983) to THE WATERS RISING (2010).

In FISH TAILS, two of Tepper’s beloved characters – Abasio and Xulai (A PLAGUE OF ANGELS and THE WATERS RISING) – and their children travel from village to village scattered across the sparsely populated land of Tingawa. They are searching for others who might be interested in adopting their sea-dwelling lifestyle.