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Free eBook of the month – September

The Devil's Nebula by Eric Brown

September’s free eBook is The Devil’s Nebula by Eric Brown, the first instalment in the fantastic Weird Space series.

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Ed Carew and his small ragtag crew are smugglers and ne’er-do- wells, thumbing their noses at the Expansion, the vast human hegemony extending across thousands of worlds… until the day they are caught, and offered a choice between working for the Expansion and an ignominious death. They must trespass across the domain of humanity’s neighbours, the Vetch – the inscrutable alien race with whom humanity has warred, at terrible cost of life, and only recently arrived at an uneasy peace – and into uncharted space beyond, among the strange worlds of the Devil’s Nebula, looking for long-lost settlers.

A new evil threatens not only the Expansion itself, but the Vetch as well. In the long run, the survival of both races may depend on their ability to lay aside their differences and co-operate.

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BINARY SYSTEM BY ERIC BROWN IS OUT TODAY!

The day has come: Binary System, the latest Sci-fi adventure story from award-winning author, Eric Brown is out today! 

Delia Kemp is taking on the Skelt, making enemies and defying expectations in Eric Brown’s Binary System. 

Wonderful, scary, and full of compelling and weird new species and monsters, We could not ask for more from one of our favourite authors. Already listed on Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog’s Best Books of the Month list, we’re just here to say: you should get this book! No, really. 

Read on for more about the book and click the links below to grab yourself a copy…

Binary System
By Eric Brown

Survival is all in the mind. A drowned ship. An ice planet. Unknowable aliens. Delia Kemp has had better days. 

Stranded, alone and hunted by the insectoid Skelt for her scientific knowledge, Delia flees across the undiscovered world of Valinda as its years-long winter comes to an end and its short, blistering summer approaches. 

Finding strange new companions — other victims of the Skelt — Delia makes a desperate dash across Valinda’s fiery equator, bringing her ever closer to the valley of Mahkanda, where salvation just might be waiting… 

Binary System is out now!
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Happy publication day Binary!

Eric Brown is back today with the first part of a galactic-sized new sci-fi story, Binary

Binary is the first part of a new Brown duology, Binary System, which we announced back in August

But what’s it all about, eh? Well, read on to find out, then go and grab your eBook via the links at the bottom of the page…

On what should have been a routine mission to the star system of 61 Cygni A, Delia Kemp finds herself shunted thousands of light years into uncharted space.

The only survivor of a catastrophic starship blow-out, Delia manages to land her life-raft on the inhospitable, ice-bound world of Valinda, and is captured by a race of hostile aliens, the Skelt. What follows is a break-neck adventure as Delia escapes, fleeing through a phantasmagorical landscape.

As the long winter comes to an end and the short, blistering summer approaches, the Skelt will stop at nothing to obtain Delia’s technical knowledge – but what Delia wants is impossible: to leave Valinda and return to Earth.

Binary is available for out now!
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Announcing Binary System, a new Eric Brown duology

One of the leading lights in modern science fiction, Eric Brown, is back with Binary System, a brand new duology from Solaris.

Released initially as a pair of eBooks with Binary landing this September and System set to arrive in February 2017, they will then be collected in a print collection in summer 2017.

But what’s it all about, you cry? Well, read on to find out…

On what should have been a routine mission to the star system of 61 Cygni A, Delia Kemp finds herself shunted over ten thousand light years through space into an uncharted sector of the galactic arm.

The only survivor of a catastrophic starship blow-out, Delia manages to land her life-raft on the inhospitable, ice-bound world of Valinda, populated by a race of hostile aliens, the Skelt.

What follows is a break-neck adventure as Delia escapes from the Skelt and travels south through a phantasmagorical landscape as the long winter comes to an end and the short, blistering summer approaches.

The Skelt will stop at nothing to obtain Delia’s technical knowledge – but what Delia wants is impossible: to leave Valinda and return to Earth…

Both Binary and System are available for preorder in the Rebellion store now!
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The Baba Yaga is out in the UK today!

We’re jumping aboard a decrepit freighter and heading into the vast expanses of Weird Space today, as The Baba Yaga by Eric Brown and Una McCormack is released in the UK.

Fittingly, The Baba Yaga has just received a rather smashing review over at Starburst (which calls it ‘a classic sci-fi romp, filled with old school action and clever commentary on our own world,’ no less). If that doesn’t make you want to buy it, then shame on you, for you are misguided and quite possibly in need of a full taste transplant.

The Baba Yaga is out now!
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Weird Space: The Baba Yaga published in the US today!

You there! Do you like space? Do you like weirdness? Yes? Then you must purchase a copy of Weird Space: The Baba Yaga by Eric Brown and Una McCormack immediately! Helpfull, it is out in the good old US of A right NOW!

It’s the latest standalone instalment in Eric Brown’s epic space opera series, which he’s handing over to Una McCormack – a safe pair of hands if ever there were. You probably know Una from her work on some of the biggest space-y franchises, well, ever – Trek, Who, all the good stuff.

But what’s the story, I hear you cry? Well, The growing threat of the dimension-invading Weird has driven the Expansion government to outright paranoia. Mandatory telepathic testing is introduced, and the colony Braun’s World – following reports of a new Weird portal opening – is destroyed from orbit, at an unimaginable cost in lives.

Delia Walker, a senior analyst in the Expansion’s intelligence bureau and a holdout of the pragmatic old guard, protest the oppressive new policies and is drummed out. Sure there’s a better way, she charters the decrepit freighter the Baba Yaga and heads into the lawless “Satan’s Reach,” following rumours of a world where humans and the Weird live peacefully side by side.

Hunted by the Bureau, Walker, her pilot Yershov, and Fait – a Vetch child stowaway, fleeing slavery – will uncover secrets about both the Weird and the Expansion; secrets that could prevent catastrophic war…

Sound awesome? Of course it bloody does! Now go and buy it!

The Baba Yaga is out now!
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Eric Brown and Una McCormack Weird Space collaboration announcement

Abaddon Books is delighted to announce the summer 2015 publication of New York Times Bestseller Una McCormack and critically acclaimed author Eric Brown’s first collaboration.

McCormack and Brown are set to publish The Baba Yaga, a space-opera novel set in Abaddon Books’ Weird Space series, for summer 2015.

In the on-going Weird Space series it has been only a few years since humanity made peace with the fierce Vetch, drawing the lines between their vast, interstellar territories, and relations are still tense. But are the warlike aliens our greatest threat? The Weird – monstrous, bizarre entities from outside reality – are breaking into our universe, and the Expansion, the oppressive government of the human diaspora, will stop at nothing to protect itself…

Now in McCormack and Brown’s The Baba Yaga the growing threat of the Weird has driven the Expansion to paranoia and oppression. Mandatory testing for infection is introduced, and the colony Braun’s World – following reports of a new portal opening – is purged from orbit, at an unimaginable cost in lives.

Delia Walker, a senior analyst in the Expansions’s intelligence bureau, protests the new policies and is drummed out. Desperate for a sign of hope, she charters the decrepit freighter the Baba Yaga and heads into Satan’s Reach, following rumours of a world where humans and the Weird live peacefully side by side.

Hunted by the Bureau, Walker, her pilot Yershov, and Failt – a Vetch child stowaway, fleeing slavery – will uncover secrets about both the Weird and the Expansion; secrets that could prevent the seemingly inevitable war…

“Take a dash of Blake’s 7, a hint of Serenity, stir in some classic science-fiction mystery adventure and then give it a good shake with a steady hand”
– Starburst Magazine on The Devil’s Nebula

When we asked Brown – creator of the world of Weird Space and author of the first novels in the series – who he’d most like to pass the baton on to, McCormack was top of the list. The Baba Yaga will be the third title in the series, and marks the end of one era and the start of another, with McCormack at the helm.

Una McCormack is a New York Times bestselling author of novels based on Star Trek and Doctor Who. Her audio plays based on Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 have been produced by Big Finish, and her short fiction has been anthologised by Farah Mendlesohn, Ian Whates, and Gardner Dozois. She has a doctorate in sociology and teaches creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She lives in Cambridge with her partner, Matthew, and their daughter, Verity.

“An eerie, sorrowful story”
– Bleeding Cool on McCormack’s Good Night, Sweet Ladies

Eric Brown is the award-winning author of a huge number of SF novels, such as Helix, Engineman, Necropath, and The Kings of Eternity, as well as many children’s books, radio plays, articles and reviews.

“Brown’s novel is serious fun, a modern SF spin on Rudyard Kipling and H Rider Haggard, with a resourceful heroine, enough derring-do to keep the pages turning, and some sincere points about imperialism.”
The Financial Times on Brown’s Jani and the Greater Game

Available:
US: June 30th 2015 * 978 1 78108 364 2 * $7.99
UK: July 16th 2015 * 978 1 78108 363 5 * £7.99