GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown

GOLDEN SON Pierce Brown (pierce-brown.com) Hodder & Stoughton (www.hodder.co.uk) £16.99 Two years after his victory at the Institute, Darrow au Andromedus, the Red who now lives the life of a Gold, is on the cusp of repeating the trick at the Academy, and gaining command of a fleet of Gold vessels. It is a surprise […]

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BARRICADE by Jon Wallace

BARRICADE Jon Wallace (thingaboutchickens.blogspot.co.uk) Gollancz (www.gollancz.co.uk) £14.99 In the near future, humans create the Ficials, an engineered race of post-humans who are designed – optimised – for specific tasks, and who are virtually indestructible. Under the central command of Control, the Ficials rise against their human creators, and begin a country-wide cull. Following a nuclear […]

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THE ABOMINABLE by Dan Simmons

THE ABOMINABLE Dan Simmons (dansimmons.com) Sphere (www.littlebrown.co.uk/Sphere) £18.99 George Leigh Mallory and his climbing partner Andrew Irvine disappeared on the North-East Ridge of Mount Everest in early June 1924. A couple of days later, another Englishman, Lord Percival Bromley – not officially part of Mallory’s expedition – disappeared from the same location along with a […]

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An Interview with SIMON TOYNE

Photograph © Toby Madden Name: SIMON TOYNE Author of: SANCTUS (2011)                  THE KEY (2012) On the web: http://www.simontoyne.net On Twitter: @sjtoyne Simon Toyne’s career began in television, where he was a successful screenwriter and producer for over fifteen years. In 2011 HarperCollins published his first novel, Sanctus, an edge-of-the-seat apocalyptic thriller which, despite the […]

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GUEST POST: Justin Cronin Reads from THE TWELVE (Video)

Photograph © Julie Soefer Name: JUSTIN CRONIN Author of: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG BALL (1990)                  MARY AND O’NEIL (2001)                  THE SUMMER GUEST (2004)                  THE PASSAGE (2010)                  THE TWELVE (2012) On the web: enterthepassage.com On Twitter: @jccronin I’m very pleased to welcome Justin Cronin to Reader Dad today. Cronin’s breakthrough […]

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THE TWELVE by Justin Cronin

THE TWELVE Justin Cronin (enterthepassage.com) Orion Books (www.orionbooks.co.uk) £20.00 Released: 25th October 2012 One [book] that doesn’t appear here is Justin Cronin’s forthcoming novel, The Passage. This epic vampire novel won’t be out until summer 2010, but you’ll want to mark your calendar. Take it from Uncle Stevie, this is your basic don’t-miss reading experience. […]

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RAILSEA by China Miéville

RAILSEA China Miéville (chinamieville.net) Macmillan (panmacmillan.com) £17.99 China Miéville’s latest novel, Railsea, takes us to a strange new world, and introduces us to Sham ap Soorap, a young boy working as an apprentice doctor aboard a moletrain. In the course of a moldywarpe hunt, the crew come across a wrecked train, and Sham discovers a […]

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