Today we’re wishing a very happy book birthday to our gorgeous US edition of The Black Coast by Mike Brooks!
Epic world-building at its finest, in an upcoming author’s fantasy debut. The Black Coast is the start of an unmissable series filled with war-dragons, armoured knights, sea-faring raiders, dangerous magic and crowd-pleasing battle scenes.
War Dragons. Fearsome Raiders. A Daemonic Warlord on the Rise.
When the citizens of Black Keep see ships on the horizon, terror takes them because they know who is coming: for generations, the keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Tjakorsha. Saddling their war dragons, Black Keep’s warriors rush to defend their home only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own land by a daemonic despot who prophesises the end of the world, the raiders come in search of a new home . . .
Meanwhile the wider continent of Narida is lurching toward war. Black Keep is about to be caught in the crossfire – if only its new mismatched society can survive.
“Any fan of epic fantasy will find something to love here.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“The Black Coast has excellent characters and wonderful world-building, with a wealth of interesting cultural collisions. I’m already excited for the next one!” — Django Wexler, author of The Shadow Campaigns series.
Jonathan Strahan, anthologist extraordinaire and one of the finest minds working in genre publishing today, has revealed the line up for his next Solaris Anthology, The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten.
And it is… well, it’s magnificent. Check out this list of luminaries:
“City of Ash”, Paolo Bacigalupi
“The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, Elizabeth Bear
“The Machine Starts”, Greg Bear
“The Winter Wraith”, Jeffrey Ford
“Black Dog”, Neil Gaiman
“Jamaica Ginger”, Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl
“Drones”, Simon Ings
“Emergence”, Gwyneth Jones
“Dancy vs. the Pterosaur”, Caitlin R. Kiernan
“Another Word for World”, Ann Leckie
“The Game of Smash and Recovery”, Kelly Link
“The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn”, Usman T. Mailk
“Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan”, Ian McDonald
“Little Sisters”, Vonda McIntyre
“Calved”, Sam J. Miller
“Ghosts of Home”, Sam J. Miller
“The Deepwater Bride”, Tamsyn Muir
“The Empress in Her Glory”, Robert Reed
“A Murmuration”, Alastair Reynolds
“Oral Argument”, Kim Stanley Robinson
“Water of Versailles”, Kelly Robson
“Capitalism in the 22nd Century”, Geoff Ryman
“The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club”, Nike Sulway
“The Lily and the Horn”, Catherynne Valente
“Blood, Ash, Braids”, Genevieve Valentine
“Kaiju maximus®: ‘So Various, So Beautiful, So New’”, Kai Ashante Wilson
“Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers”, Alyssa Wong
The cover art, inspired by an Ian McDonald story, is by Domenic Harman, and it obviously rocks to the very foundations of the earth.
Pre-order The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten now! UK|US
December 4th, and Claus the Magnificent graces the mince pie mines with his presence – a state visit is required to improve productivity at this crucial time of year.
“Dig,” he booms, his voice echoing down the cinnamon-scented shafts. “Dig, for Christmas is but twenty one days away, and there are pies to be filled. Ho, ho, ho.”
Yes, that’s right, another day in December means another window of the Rebellion Advent Calendar opens. Today, we’ve got a prize up for grabs that is worthy of Claus himself: two copies of The Iron Ship, KM McKinley’s truly epic new fantasy novel.
Rejoice, people of the British Isles! Emily Gee’s The Blood Curse, the fantastic final instalment in her fan-favourite Cursed Kingdoms trilogy, lands on shelves in the UK today.
The long-awaited conclusion will blow the socks off Emily Gee fans. And if you’re not a fan, well, you should be! In fact, maybe you should pick up all three books and be converted – go on, be a devil. You deserve it.
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?