Monday, March 09, 2009
Angry Robot Books
The site lists four titles coming out in the first couple of months (August and September in the UK, September and October in the US and elsewhere). And this one in particular looks strangely familiar...
BOOK OF SECRETSMore info in the links above. This is shaping up to be a strong lineup, and I'm pleased to be a part of it.
Reporter Spencer Finch is embroiled in the hunt for a missing book, encountering along the way cat burglars and mobsters, hackers and monks. At the same time, he’s trying to make sense of the legacy left him by his late grandfather, a chest of what appear to be magazines from the golden age of pulp fiction, and even earlier.
Following his nose, Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving a lost Greek play, secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes… and an entire secret history of mankind.
This tremendous modern fantasy is like The Da Vinci Code rewritten by the Coen Brothers. Already critically acclaimed worldwide for both his SF and fantasy series, Chris Roberson is at the very height of his powers. A lost classic, originally self-published by Chris as Voices of Thunder back in 2001, this revised, definitive edition, from the author’s preferred text, is published for the mass-market for the very first time.
On that note, I picked up End of the Century last week and am very impressed so far.Hope all is well.
And Howard, the story here is substantially the same as Voices of Thunder, and if you've read one you'll not encounter many surprises in the new version. That said, the writing throughout has been tweaked and revised, and several sections have been substantially rewritten.