Welcome to another edition of SF Book Releases This Week. As a way of thanks to the publishers who sent me physical books, they get their entry listed with book description as well as listed on our Book Giveaway page. If I missed a title releasing this week (including yours), let me know. After our blog post last week, “Clinging to the Wreckatge: How to Save Science Fiction,” which was partly inspired by T.C. McCarthy’s blog about moving to YA, I’m very excited to include in this post a KickStarter campaign, War Stories, with one of his stories in it. Click on the book images to buy from Amazon.com or click the header link to the publisher’s website.
Gallery Books (Simon and Schuster)
In 1986 K. W. Jeter coined the term “steampunk,” applying it to his first Victorian-era science fiction alternate-history adventure. At last he has returned with Fiendish Schemes, a tale of George Dower, son of the inventor of Infernal Devices, who has been in new self-imposed exile…accumulating debts.
“In Fiendish Schemes, K. W. Jeter returns to the Steampunk world he left twenty-five years ago with guns blazing—very strange guns, to be sure. To my mind this is Jeter’s best book, with more than enough cool Steampunk ingredients to make me jealous. I wish I could simply steal half a dozen and put them into my pocket for later use, but I’ll have to be satisfied with merely reading—and rereading—the book. You should too.”
—James P. Blaylock, author of the Langdon St. Ives novels
Steampunk Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files with a dash of romantic tension and a large dose of adventure.
When Nikola Tesla is murdered and blueprints for his super weapons are stolen, Tweed and Nightingale are drawn into a global cat and mouse chase with his killers. What’s more, it seems that the people who shot Nikola Tesla are the same people responsible for Octavia’s mother’s disappearance. As the two cases intertwine, Tweed and Nightingale’s investigations lead them to a murdered archeologist and a secret society called The Hermetic Order of Osiris. Fleeing the cult’s wrath, they go undercover on the luxury airship, The Albion, setting out on her maiden voyage to Tutankhamen’s View, a five star hotel built in the hollowed-out and refurbished Great Pyramid of Giza.
In Egypt, the duo begin to unravel the terrible truth behind Tesla’s death, a secret so earth-shattering that if revealed it would mean rewriting the entire history of the world. But if the cult’s plans aren’t stopped, Britain may lose the future.
War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction
Timothy C. Ward has been podcasting since 2010, first as AudioTim, and now with AISFP. His first publication, Cornhusker: Demon Gene (A Short Story), is available on Kindle for $.99. He just turned in his novel to his editor, Joshua Essoe. Kaimerus is described as “Firefly crashes on Avatar and wakes up 28 Days Later.”
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