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JUSTINA ROBSON CONTINUES THE ‘AFTER THE WAR’ SERIES WITH SALVATION’S FIRE, OUT TODAY!

It’s fantasy fiction at it’s very best! Justina Robson’s Salvation’s Fire, second book in the shared worlds series that saw Adrian Tchaikovsky introduce us to the world of the Kinslayer, is out TODAY! 

Redemption’s Blade, the first book in the After the War series has mapped out a world that many of us have loved losing ourselves in, and in Salvation’s Fire, Robson raises the stakes even higher! And if you thought Celeste was unbelievable… wait until you meet Kula and the Bride. 

Read on for more about the book and follow the links below to grab your copy! 

SALVATION’S FIRE
by Justina Robson

The Tzarkomen necromancers sacrificed a thousand women to create a Bride for the Kinslayer so he would spare them in the war. But the Kinslayer is dead and now the creation intended to ensure his eternal rule lies abandoned by its makers in the last place in the world that anyone would look for it.

Which doesn’t prevent someone finding her by accident.

Will the Bride return the gods to the world or will she bring the end of days? It all depends on the one who found her, Kula, a broken-hearted little girl with nothing left to lose.

SALVATION’S FIRE IS OUT NOW!
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THE WAR IS OVER…NOW WHAT? REDEMPTION’S BLADE ANSWERS THAT QUESTION!

Epic fantasy fans rejoice! Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Redemption’s Blade is out TODAY! The Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author gives readers the first taste of the heart-thumpingly excellent shared worlds series we’ve been talking about! 

Bringing the reader into the story just minutes after the villain has been destroyed, with the war over and the hero’s job done, the question becomes: What do the heroes do next? When the world has been ‘freed’ from the evil plaguing it, what’s left? Enter Celestaine. The Kinsalyer. She destroyed the evil…now, she will do what it takes to build the world again.

Tchiakovsky’s epic heroic fantasy is not to be missed!

Read on for more about the book and click the links below to grab your copy today! 

REDEMPTION’S BLADE (After The War, book 1)
by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Ten years ago, the Kinslayer returned from the darkness. His brutal Yorughan armies issued from the pits of the earth, crushing all resistance, leaving burnt earth and corruption behind. Thrones toppled and cities fell.

And then he died.

Celestaine—one of the heroes that destroyed him—has tasked herself with correcting the worst excesses of the Kinslayer’s brief reign, bringing light back to a broken world. With two Yorughan companions, she faces fanatics, war criminals and the Kinslayer’s former minions, as the fragile alliances of the War break down into feuding and greed.

The Kinslayer may be gone, but he cast a long shadow: one from which she may never truly escape.

REDEMPTION’S BLADE IS OUT NOW!
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LIMITED EDITION IRONCLADS BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY IS OUT TODAY!!

Sci-fi fans world wide, we’re thrilled to finally be able to say *drumroll, please*… IRONCLADS IS OUT TODAY!*

Fresh from winning this year’s Robert Holdstock Award for Best Fantasy Novel at the BSFA awards, not to mention taking home last year’s Arthur C. Clarke award, we can safely say that Tchaikovsky’s at the top of his game.

As you may already know, there are only and will only ever be 1000 physical copies of Ironclads available world-wide! That’s right. You only have this one chance to get this gorgeous, limited edition, signed hardback novella in your hands, and trust us, this is a must-buy for fans of one of the finest authors in SFF.  

So, read on to find out more about Ironclads, and click on the links at the bottom of the page to order (Quick! Before they run out!) your copy now.

Ironclads
by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Scions have no limits. Scions do not die. And Scions do not disappear. 

Sergent Ted Regan has a problem. A son of one of the great corporate families, a Scion, has gone missing at the front. He should have been protected by his Ironclad — the lethal battle suits that make the Scions masters of war — but something has gone catastrophically wrong. 

Now Regan and his men, ill equipped and demoralised, must go behind enemy lines, find the missing Scion, and uncover how his suit failed. Is there a new Ironcald-killer out there? And how are common soldiers lackng the protection afforded the rich supposed to survive the battlefield tomorrow?

IRONCLADS is out now!
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NB: *In the UK. Ironclads is out on the 7th of November in the US.

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IRONCLADS EXCLUSIVE OFFER!

A month ago we announced Ironclads, a stunning limited edition sci-fi novella from Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author, Adrian Tchaikovsky. 

This fully awesome, strictly limited edition hardcover is, obviously, top of the wish list for Tchaikovsky fans, and we’re sure you’re all on tenterhooks, waiting to hear how you can get your hands on a copy.

Well, wait no more!

You can get your hands on this super limited edition hardcover through the Rebellion Store, and we suggest you do so! We’re only printing 1000 copies, so this book isn’t going to be available for long. 

We’ve also got 100 copies in the store featuring a numbered bookplate, signed by both Adrian and cover artist Maz Smith. Not bad, eh?

Read on to find out more about the Ironclads, and click on the link at the bottom of the page to pre-order your copy now. 

Ironclads
by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Scions have no limits. Scions do not die. And Scions do not disappear. 

Sergent Ted Regan has a problem. A son of one of the great corporate families, a Scion, has gone missing at the front. He should have been protected by his Ironclad — the lethal battle suits that make the Scions masters of war — but something has gone catastrophically wrong. 

Now Regan and his men, ill equipped and demoralised, must go behind enemy lines, find the missing Scion, and uncover how his suit failed. Is there a new Ironcald-killer out there? And how are common soldiers lackng the protection afforded the rich supposed to survive the battlefield tomorrow?

Pre-order your Ironclads copy here! 

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SOLARIS TO PUBLISH IRONCLADS BY ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY!

Solaris, the multiple award winning publisher of cutting edge science fiction and fantasy, is excited to announce the publication of Ironclads by award-winning author, Adrian Tchaikovsky.

Ironclads will be released as both an eBook and a gorgeous limited edition hardback. With only 1000 copies available, it will be a must-buy for fans of one of the finest authors in SFF.

Tchaikovsky is on something of a roll at the moment, fresh from winning the Arthur C. Clarke award in 2016 with Children of Time, and we’re delighted to have him on board the good ship Solaris.

Solaris Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Oliver had this to say about the news:

“Tchaikovsky is really a writer at the top of his game. Not only does he produce massively entertaining works of fiction and science fiction, but he also brings an intelligence and an eye for what makes a character truly unique that lifts his stories into a whole other dimension. Ironclads is no exception, and I am delighted to welcome Adrian to the Solaris team.”

Adrian Tchaikovsky had this to say about the book:

Ironclads is a piece I’m tremendously proud of, and it’s only become more relevant since I wrote it.” 

We’re thrilled to be sharing this news with you and can’t wait for this book to hit the shelves in November 2017. 

Read on for more about the book and click on the links below to pre-order your copy now. 

Ironclads
by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Scions have no limits. Scions do not die. And Scions do not disappear. 

Sergent Ted Regan has a problem. A son of one of the great corporate families, a Scion, has gone missing at the front. He should have been protected by his Ironclad — the lethal battle suits that make the Scions masters of war — but something has gone catastrophically wrong. 

Now Regan and his men, ill equipped and demoralised, must go behind enemy lines, find the missing Scion, and uncover how his suit failed. Is there a new Ironcald-killer out there? And how are common soldiers lackng the protection afforded the rich supposed to survive the battlefield tomorrow? 

About the Author

Adrian is the author of the acclaimed 10-book Shadows of the Apt series starting with Empire in Black and Gold published by Tor UK. His other works for Tor UK include standalone novels Guns of the Dawn and Children of Time and the new series Echoes of the Fall starting with The Tiger and the Wolf. Other major works include short story collection Feast and Famine for Newcon Press and novellas The Bloody Deluge (in Journal of the Plague Year) and Even in the Cannon’s Mouth (in Monstrous Little Voices) for Abaddon. In 2016 he won the Arthur C Clarke Award and he has been shortlisted for the David Gemmell Legend Award and the British Fantasy Award.

Ironclads is availble for pre-order now!
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Adrian Tchaikovsky Clarke Award Sale!

We’re celebrating Adrian Tchaikovsky’s win at the 2016 Arthu C Clarke Award with a flash sale on all things Tchaikovsky!

We picked up on Adrian’s talents some time ago, and have been lucky enough to publish the award-winning author on more than one occasion. 

You can now grab The Bloody Deluge, Even in the Cannon’s Mouth (from Monstrous Little Voices) and Solaris Rising 2 for only 99p each over on the Kindle store, and we heartily encourage you to do so!

What are they about? Well, read on for more…

The Bloody Deluge

A year ago, civilisation died, drowning and choking on its own blood in the brutal scourge of the Cull.

Eking out a living on the newly primitive land, British-born biochemist Katy Lewkowitz finds a new life as a doctor among the small communities springing up in Eastern Germany… until a terrible new cult, calling itself the ‘New Teutonic Order,’ begins purging all ‘undesirables.’

Katy and her friend and old tutor Dr. Emil Weber, fleeing the depredations of the fanatical Order, escape into Poland, eventually taking refuge among the strangely anachronistic survivors at the monastery of Jasna Góra.

A battle of faith ensues, that could decide the future of humankind…

Even in the Cannon’s Mouth

Illyria’s Duke Orsino has raised new, powerful allies, and in a last-ditch attempt to win the war, Don Pedro and his brother John, wise old Jacques and the physician Helena sail to Milan to appeal in person for the wizard Prospero’s aid. But unseasonal storms drive them onto the Illyrian shore, and into the hands of their enemies…

Monstrous Little Voices is a collection of five short novellas, a single long tale set in Shakespeare’s fantasy world of fairies, wizards and potions, in honour of the four-hundredth anniversary of the Bard’s death.

Solaris Rising 2

Having re-affirmed Solaris’ proud reputation for producing high quality science fiction anthologies in the first volume, Solaris Rising 2 is the next collection in this exciting series.

Featuring stories by Allan Steele, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kim Lakin-Smith, Paul Cornell, Eugie Foster, Nick Harkaway, Nancy Kress, Kay Kenyon, James Lovegrove, Robert Reed, Mercurio D. Rivera, Norman Spinrad, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Liz Williams, Vandana Singh, Martin Sketchley, and more.

These stories are guaranteed to surprise, thrill and delight, and maintain our mission to demonstrate why science fiction remains the most exiting, varied and inspiring of all fiction genres. In Solaris Rising we showed both the quality and variety that modern SF can produce. In Solaris Rising 2, we’ll be taking that much, much further.

Head over to Amazon and grab your copies now!

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Even in the Cannon’s Mouth: Adrian Tchaikovsky interview

To  celebrate the release of Montrous Little Voices, we asked Dr John Lavagnino from King’s College –  who has written an excellent afterword for our fantastical Shakespearean anthology – for a few questions for the authors.

Here’s Adrian Tchaikovsky on his contribution, Even in the Cannon’s Mouth

JL: It looks hard to fit things from a lot of different plays together this way! Was it?

AT: The weird thing was that, no, it worked really well, even when I started throwing some tragedy characters into the mix.  So I’ve got characters from four comedies and Macbeth, for heaven’s sake, and I’ve done my best to preserve their personalities as written (or at least to extrapolate where they might go after their original curtain call) but it turns out it’s really easy to make a functioning adventuring party using Shakespearean cast-offs like Benedick from Much Ado or Parolles from Alls Well.

JL: What did you discover or notice about Shakespeare’s works in the course of doing this? And about your own?

AT: I have always been deeply into Shakespeare, especially as works that can be reinvented. I’ve acted in plenty of Shakespeares (I’ve even played one of the characters I’m borrowing for the novella – he gets no special treatment), and I’ve directed a few as well. I guess the surprising thing, given that most of his plays are finely crafted composite pieces, is how modular they turn out to be – kind of literary Lego. Obviously the initial brief was based on the idea that you can work many of the plays into a single coherent world, and there is a kind of continuity of tone with a lot of the comedies so that if Viola turned up in breeches in the middle of As You Like It, for example, she’d fit right in. For my own work, I’ve been pleased with how a heroic fantasy writer’s sensibilities have meshed with the Shakespearean setting. There is definitely a fantasy plot going on with Even in the Cannon’s Mouth, but it is turned upside down so that it functions like a comedy. And I might just have given a shout out to a few fantasy standards within the Shakespeare.

JL: Which character was most rewarding to write about?

AT: I have a soft spot for Parolles. He is a horrible person in All’s Well that Ends Well – Shakepeare’s take on the Miles Gloriosus braggart soldier. It’s not a well known play, and it is insanely problematic for reasons not related to Parolles (the ‘happy ending’ of Helena and Bertram is just… ghastly. It works, but only if you assume that they’re both dreadfully flawed people), but it has some of Shakespeare’s funniest scenes, and Parolles, liar, coward and self-promoter, can be a surprisingly nuanced character. He has some very subtle scenes with Helena where he can come over as lewd and shallow, or he can be played as a man utterly lost to the ideal of vacuous machismo showing he has finer feelings buried in there. I’ve put in shout outs to a lot of Parolles’s original scenes (which work especially because he frankly won’t ever learn from his mistakes), and he even gets to save the day, just a little.

JL: What characters or places were you going to include but had to leave out?

AT: Originally I was going to do something relating to the Tempest, which is one of Shakespeare’s three plays that include a character who is my namesake. Adrian in that work is a minor courtier, one of a pair who have a handful of lines and are usually cut in performance. I wanted to do something with them, but it never quite came together. The other play I had to omit is one of my favourites, Measure for Measure. The villain of that play is Angelo, a spectacular hypocrite it would have been fun to play with, and there is a fun supporting cast of vagabonds and ne’erdowells who would have given a nice ‘thieves’ guild’ fantasy feel to proceedings.

JL: Do you think you’ll do more writing of this kind? building on Shakespeare or perhaps on other writing?

AT: Weirdly I’ve had a second Shakespeare commission after handing in Cannon, which was a Shakespeare/Cthulhu short for Jonathan Green. I’ve also written a story about travelling players for Newcon Press, so this seems to have kicked off a whole load of theatrical business in my writing. I’ve also unearthed something I did for my writing group a couple of years ago, which was a cod Shakespeare play called Miranda’s Republic, and I might stick that up on my website when the novella is released.

Even in the Cannon’s Mouth is out now!
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Happy publication day Monstrous Little Voices!

The most auspicious of days has finally arrived: Monstrous Little Voices, our collection of five new tales from Shakespeare’s fantasy world, is out today.

Our celebration of the Bard, which was comissioned to celebrate 400 years since his death, has been a labour of love for Abaddon editor David Thomas Moore. You can read all about how Monstrous Little Voices in this interview over at Rising Shadow.

David has also been writing about the inspiration behind the collection here at the Abaddon blog, as well as paying tribute to Lisa Jardine, the Shakespeare scholar that inspired his love of the Bard. 

Finally, David has written a teaser story that ties into the collection – read “Blessed Candles of the Night” right now for an extra piece in the puzzel that is Monstrous Little Voices

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We’ve been delighted with the reaction Monstrous Little Voices has been getting, with a four and a half star review from SFX leading the charge:

But that’s not all – there have been great reviews across the board:

So there you have it – our superb new collection is out in the wild, waiting for you to snap it up. 

Monstrous Little Voices is out now!
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Abaddon goes Shakespearean with Monstrous Little Voices

Abaddon is taking a trip to the Globe in 2016 with Monstrous Little Voices, a collection of new tales set in the fantastical world created by William Shakespeare.

Commissioning editor David Thomas Moore has assembled the finest voices in genre fiction to do justice to the Bard’s realms, with Emma Newman – fresh from winning a 2015 British Fantasy Award for her short story “A Woman’s Place”, appearing in Abaddon anthology Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets – joining Jonathan Barnes (The Somnambulist, Cannonbridge), Adrian Tchaikovsky (Shadows of the Apt, Children of Time) and exciting new talents Kate Heartfield and Foz Meadows.

Consisting of five interlocking stories and featuring some of the Bard’s most intriguing characters, Monstrous Little Voices is surely a fitting way to mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death. Each individual tale will be released throughout the first quarter of 2016 as e-first novellas, before being collected in a handsome print edition.

Abaddon Commissioning Editor David Thomas Moore said:

“Centuries before The Lord of the Rings, Londoners were trooping to the Globe and the Curtain to watch stories of the fantastic: stories of fairies, magic, witches and potions, of wars won and lives changed by capricious Fate and uncertain Fortune. Monstrous Little Voices summons Shakespeare’s heroes and heroines, four hundred years almost to the day after the Bard’s death, to tell new stories of magic and mayhem, with the aid of five incredibly talented men and women. Foz, Kate, Adrian, Jonathan and Emma are wonderful storytellers, and the tale they’ve woven between them will utterly delight.”

Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales From Shakespeare’s Fantasy World
Release date: 8 March 2016        
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Monstrous Little Voices Book 1: Coral Bones by Foz Meadows
Release date: 8 January 2016     
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Miranda, daughter to Prospero, the feared sorcerer-Duke of Milan, stifles in her new marriage. Oppressed by her father, unloved by Ferdinand, she seeks freedom; and is granted it, when her childhood friend, the fairy spirit Ariel, returns. Miranda sets out to reach Queen Titania’s court in Illyria, to make a new future… 

Monstrous Little Voices Book 2: The Course Of True Love by Kate Heartfield
Release date: 22 January 2016   
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Pomona, a gifted hedge-witch of advancing years in fair Illyria, is walking about her own business when she spies a fairy gentleman trapped in a secret garden. Vertumnus, King Oberon’s emissary to the Duke, has been taken captive by proud Titania, and a war is in the offing… unless Pomona can prevent it.  

Monstrous Little Voices Book 3: The Unkindest Cut by Emma Newman
Release date: 5 February 2016  
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Lucia de Medici sought only to marry, ending a war that has engulfed the world from Navarre to Istanbul; but she has been lied to, and made into an assassin. Now, armed with new knowledge and accompanied by the ghost of her victim, she sets out to find who so grievously deceived her, and to what end, to try and restore the damage done. 

Monstrous Little Voices Book 4: Even in the Cannon’s Mouth by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Release date: 19 February 2015
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Illyria’s Duke Orsino has raised new, powerful allies, and in a last-ditch attempt to win the war, Don Pedro and his brother John, wise old Jacques and the physician Helena sail to Milan to appeal in person for the wizard Prospero’s aid. But unseasonal storms drive them onto the Illyrian shore, and into the hands of their enemies… 

Monstrous Little Voices Book 5: On the Twelfth Night by Jonathan Barnes
Release date: 4 March 2016        
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Anne Hathaway – contented wife of a glovemaker and aletaster, proud mother of three – has her life turned upside down when strangers, oddly familiar, come to her door and whisk her husband away. What is their business, this terrible danger they say we all face? What is the lattice, and what part must her Will play to save it?