Saturday, November 9, 2013

Wanted Dispatch Nov 9...

There are just a couple for this week...

The Waking that Kills by Stephen Gregory

Solaris along with Pyr, ChiZine and Angry Robot are the publishers I watch and visit constantly to see what great shiny new things are coming out. My attraction to these kinds of titles, supernatural horror or thriller, may have been triggered by just how great Nos4a2 by Joe Hill was and I'm searching for more no it may just be I'm in a horror kind of mood. The synopsis for this sounds pretty good and I'm general I'm always up for trying authors new to me... Here is a link to Solaris and a bit of the synopsis.

The ghosts that haunt us are not always strangers.

When his elderly father suffers a stroke, Christopher Beale returns to england. He has no home, no otherfamily. adrift, he answers an advert for a live-in tutor for a teenage boy. the boy is lawrence lundy, who possesses the spirit of his father, a military pilot – missing, presumed dead. unable to accept that his father is gone, lawrence keeps his presence alive, in the big old house, in the overgrown garden.

His mother, Juliet lundy, a fey, scatty widow living on her nerves, keeps the boy at home, away from other children,away from the world. and in the suffocating heat of a long summer, she too is infected by the madness of her son. Christopher Beale becomes entangled in the strange household... enmeshed in the oddness of the boy and his fragile mother. only by forcing the boy to release the spirit of his father can there be any escape from the haunting.a dark novel of possession.


Fiddlehead by Cherie Priest

Counting the novella Clementine Fiddlehead marks sixth excursion into her steampunk post civil war America in the Clockwork Century series. I'm a bit behind on this series but I'm willing to say that as with books by Catherynne M Valente, and Elizabeth Bear to name just a couple of my favorite authors I'm pretty much hooked into getting a copy ASAP. Here is the synopsis from the US publisher Tor's website and a link for you to follow

Young ex-slave Gideon Bardsley is a brilliant inventor, but the job is less glamorous than one might think, especially since the assassination attempts started. Worse yet, they're trying to destroy his greatest achievement: a calculating engine called Fiddlehead, which provides undeniable proof of something awful enough to destroy the world. Both man and machine are at risk from forces conspiring to keep the Civil War going and the money flowing.

Bardsley has no choice but to ask his patron, former president Abraham Lincoln, for help. Lincoln retired from leading the country after an attempt on his life, but is quite interested in Bardsley’s immense data-processing capacities, confident that if people have the facts, they'll see reason and urge the government to end the war. Lincoln must keep Bardsley safe until he can finish his research, so he calls on his old private security staff to protect Gideon and his data.


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