I’m so excited today to congratulations to D.B. Jackson for being named one of the winners of WordNerds’ Best First Book in a Series Award for his most excellent historical urban fantasy novel THIEFTAKER!
Also thrilled to wish happy book birthdays to Ramez Naam for NEXUS and to Kira Sinclair for THE RISK TAKER.
NEXUS by Ramez Naam
This is an amazing science fiction thriller that has been receiving a ton of well deserved buzz. Just check out this amazing write-up in Wired or these fantastic quotes:
“Naam, an expert in new technologies and author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement (2005), turns in a stellar performance with his debut sf novel.” —Booklist, Starred Review
“Nexus is a lightning bolt of a novel, with a focus on action and plotting that will remind readers of some of the best novels from the late Michael Crichton.” -Ars Technica
“Naam displays a Michael Crichton-like ability to explain cutting-edge research via the medium of an airport techno-thriller.” —SFX Magazine
“His breathtaking expertise and confidence as a writer makes Naam the only serious successor to Michael Crichton working in the future history genre today.” —Scott Harrison, author of Archangel
“Reminds me of Michael Crichton at his best.” —Brenda Cooper, author of The Silver Ship and the Sea and The Creative Fire
“Excellent spycraft, kick-ass action scenes, and a chilling look at a future cold war over technology and ideology… a hell of a read.” —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
“The action scenes are crisp, the glimpses of future tech and culture are mesmerizing” —Publishers Weekly
“A ‘smart thriller’ in all senses of that phrase. Ramez Naam really does know how to make you turn that page. If you are posthuman or transhuman this is an absolute must-read for you; and even mere mortals will love it.” —Philip Palmer, author of Version 43 and Hell Ship
At the risk of belaboring how much you must go out and buy this book, if you order before December 31st, the author is giving away a copy of his award-winning non-fiction book MORE THAN HUMAN. Details are here. It’s an offer not to be missed!
THE RISK-TAKER by Kira Sinclair
If you want a novel to raise your temperature on the cold winter nights or to warm your heart, this is for you! Just check out this fabulous review on CSI: Creative Scene Investigations! Or the book description below:
Subject: Totally buff ranger Gage HarperCurrent Status: Walking wounded—both physically and mentallyMission: Finally get the girl he could never haveObstacle: She may just be the biggest risk he’s ever taken
All returned POW Gage Harper wants to do is forget, even if he has to let some gym rat beat him to a pulp to do it. He certainly doesn’t want to tell the tale of his heroism to the tabloids. Especially since he’s no hero…. But one journalist is determined to get the inside scoop—and she’s the only girl Gage has never been able to resist.
Hope Rawlings never took Gage’s romantic advances seriously growing up. After all, she was just his buddy, and a guy like Gage could have any girl he wanted. But now she needs his story to get her dream job in the city. And she’s willing to do anything to get it.
I’ll be posting a little bit over the holidays (for example, Amy Christine Parker’s big cover reveal on Friday at Iceybooks), so I hope you’ll stop back in before the new year, but in case you don’t, I want to wish you all now a fabulous holiday season and an incredibly happy, healthy, save and serene new year!
Also, Diana Pharaoh Francis, whose new Horngate Witches novel BLOOD WINTER comes out in just one week, is over at Literal Addiction with some pretty fascinating answers to their interview questions and at The Qwillery, talking about Becoming a Hero. I hope you’ll check her out and show her some love!