An Excerpt from THE MINDERS by John Marrs

THE MINDERS John Marrs (www.johnmarrsauthor.com) Del Rey (www.penguin.co.uk) £7.99   PART ONE     ** CONFIDENTIAL **   TOP SECRET: UK EYES ONLY, CLASSIFIED ‘A’ THIS DOCUMENT IS THE PROPERTY OF HIS MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT MINUTES OF JOINT CYBER-ESPIONAGE / INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE ASSESSMENT MEETING 11.6 ‘THE ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO STORAGE OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS’ ** Please note […]

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EXTRACT: SALVATION by Peter F. Hamilton

SALVATION Peter F. Hamilton Pan Macmillan (www.panmacmillan.com) £20.00 Earth Calling Drifting through interstellar space, three light-years out from the star 31 Aquilae, the Neána abode cluster picked up a series of short, faint electromagnetic pulses that lasted intermittently for eighteen years. The early signatures were familiar to the Neána, and faintly worrying: nuclear fission detonations, […]

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EXTRACT: SHATTERMOON by Dominic Dulley

SHATTERMOON Dominic Dulley (dominicdulley.com) Jo Fletcher Books (www.jofletcherbooks.com) £16.99 MENDER Consciousness returned slowly. At first the familiar throb of a ship’s mass-inversion drive made Orry think she was in her cabin, but the smell wasn’t right. There was an antiseptic odour that brought to mind a hospital, but it was fighting with something earthier, a […]

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EXTRACT: THE DARKNESS THAT DIVIDES US by Renate Dorrestein

THE DARKNESS THAT DIVIDES US Renate Dorrestein (renatedorrestein.nl) Translated by Hester Velmans (hestervelmans.com) World Editions (www.worldeditions.org) £11.99 As part of the Dutch Book Week celebrations, I’m very pleased to present an extract from Renate Dorrestein’s The Darkness that Divides Us. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BoekenweekUk. We must at some point have […]

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