We’re absolutely thrilled to say These Lifeless Things by Premee Mohamed is out now! It’s the first release in our new Solaris Satellites series, in which we bring brilliant SFF novellas directly from publisher to reader. The Solaris Satellites series brings new, exciting voices to the page, with each novella available in limited signed edition paperback, eBook and audiobook, plus a digital or print season pass giving readers release day access to all three 2021 novellas.
She’s not sure what she survived, exactly, only that They invaded without warning, killed nearly all of humanity, and relentlessly attack everyone who’s left.
All she can do to stay sane, in the blockaded city that’s no longer home, is keep a journal about her struggle. Fifty years later, Eva’s words are found by Emerson, a young anthropologist sent to the ruins to study what happened.
The discovery could shed light on the Invasion, turning the unyielding mystery of the short war into a story of hope and defiance.
“Premee Mohamed writes with a joyous velocity that careens through genre-lines, whipping the reader helplessly after her. One of the most exciting voices I’ve heard in a long time.” – John Hornor Jacobs
“One of the most exciting new voices in speculative fiction.” – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
December’s free eBook is Scarlet Traces: An Anthology Based on The War of the Worlds edited by Ian Edginton.
This wonderful anthology includes stories by Stephen Baxter, I. N. J. Culbard, Adam Roberts, Emma Beeby, James Lovegrove, Nathan Duck, Mark Morris, Dan Whitehead, Chris Roberson, Maura McHugh, Jonathan Green and Andrew Lane.
Following the Martians’ failed invasion of Earth, the British Empire has seized their technology and unlocked its secrets for themselves. It is a Golden Age of discovery, adventure, culture, invention—and of domination, and rebellion.
Scarlet Traces reveals a world of ant-headed nightmares; vacuum salesmen; war machines; deadly secrets; clockwork marvels; and Sherlock Holmes, T. S. Eliot and Thomas Edison as you’ve never seen them before…
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And lo, on the eleventh day of December, Judge Anderson did descend into The Abyss, and it was dark, and deep, and dangerous, and there was much rejoicing.
Yes, Alec Worley’s latest Judge Anderson: Rookie novella is out today, the perfect piece of Friday fiction for all you 2000 AD fans looking for a weekend read.
What’s it all, you cry? Well, picture the scene if you will: Mega-City One, 2100 AD. Psi-Judge Cassandra Anderson’s first year on the streets as a full-Eagle Judge.
Moriah Blake, leader of the notorious terror group ‘Bedlam,’ has been captured, but her followers are still at large, and Anderson’s been sent to Psych-Block 06 to psychically interrogate her. She’s able to get just one snippet of information – Bedlam’s planning on detonating a huge bomb, somewhere in the sector – before Blake’s followers storm the cell and release her, taking over the entire Psych-Block.
In the chaos immediately after the takeover, Anderson has to make a choice: get out before they lock it down, or stay – unarmed and alone – to find out where the bomb is…
Sounds awesome doesn’t it? So go and buy it, by Grud!
Are you sick of all your favourite epic fantasies being turned into TV shows? Tired of seeing your favourite characters given the chop at the slightest provocation? Has the time come to find yourself a new fantasy series?