Today is the release day of my supernatural thriller, An Occupation of Angels!
Here is the official announcement from Apex, with details:
Presenting An Occupation of Angels by Lavie Tidhar.
Here’s how you can participate in the celebration:
Check out the author interview.
Read the sample chapter we have posted. (Coming shortly)
Catch the #apexchat on Twitter. Apex Assistant Editor @JenniferBrozek will be hosting the discussion with Author @LavieTidhar. The chats last an hour. Anyone can chime in as well.One lucky participant from each will be drawn at random to receive an autographed book. Chat #1 is scheduled for 9am PST/4pm UK and Chat #2 is scheduled for 3pm PST/10pm UK. When you stop by Twitter just search for the #apexchat hashtag.
We will be posting the Amazon rank as it climbs. Keep an eye out for these ranking posts and cheer us on.
Boost the signal for the launch, the Twitter chats/book drawings, the interview, the sample chapter, and the sales rankings posts. Also if you see related posts out in the wild, boost the signal for those as well. (Feel free to leave us link love in the comments below.)
Grab a copy of your own (Paperback or Kindle). If you buy from Amazon.com today, you will be contributing to the book’s climb in the rankings. You can also purchase directly from the Apex Book Store where additional ebook formats are available.
Cover art by Vitaly S. Alexius
After Archangels materialise over the bloodbaths of WWII, they take up residence in most of the world’s major cities. But what would happen if, more than quarter of a century later, something somehow managed to kill these supreme beings? Killarney knows and, as an agent working for the Bureau, a British agency that’s so secret it doesn’t officially exist, she finds herself embroiled in the consequences as, one by one, the Archangels die.
Assigned to trace a missing cryptographer thought to have information on the murders, she travels from England, through France, heading for the frozen wastes of the USSR. But there’s an unknown third party intent on stopping her, and there’s God, who also has an agenda. Not knowing who is friend and who is foe, and with only a brief glimpse of a swastika on angel wings as solid information, Killarney struggles to remain alive long enough to glean sufficient information to put together the pieces of the puzzle and complete what is, without them, an impossible mission.
“Sharp, brutal, cool–yet also stunningly imaginative and perfectly realised.”
–Michael Marshall, bestselling author of The Straw Men trilogy
This blog might go silent for a while, but in the meantime, a little updatery. What’s happening book-wise?
Well, after a harrowing around-the-world journey, the signing sheets for my forthcoming PS novella, Cloud Permutations, are making their way safely back to the UK, which means this planetary romance South Pacific tale should be on its way to the printers soon! The book’s available for pre-order, in both signed and unsigned hardcover editions.
Here’s the back cover blurb:
The world of Heven was populated, centuries ago, by Melanesian settlers from distant Earth. It is a peaceful, quiet world – yet it harbours ancient secrets.
Kai just wants to fly. But flying is the one thing forbidden on Heven – a world
dominated by the mysterious, ever present clouds in the skies. What do they hide? For Kai, finding the answer might mean his death – but how far will you go to realise your dreams?
Set against the breathtaking vista of a world filled with mystery and magic, Cloud Permutations is a planetary romance with a unique South Pacific flavour, filled with mythic monsters, ancient alien artefacts, floating islands and a quest to find a legendary tower… whatever the cost.
Work also continues on the American edition of An Occupation of Angels, with final edits coming to a close and cool new cover artwork chosen. I’ll post more details when I can. Lots more work in progress – including comics, editing, novel writing and some short stories coming soon…
Dark Faith is a new massive anthology from Apex Books, edited by the excellent Maurice Broaddus (whose forthcoming novel King Maker is something I’m looking for) and Jerry Gordon: it collects stories combining faith and horror, including my own “To The Jerusalem Crater” and stories by Brian Keene, Nick Mamatas, Ekaterina Sedia, Tom Piccirilli, Catherynne M. Valente and many others. It is now available for pre-order direct from the publisher, who is also offering a limited edition chapbook with every copy!
Looks like a great anthology. Pre-order information and full list of contributors here.
I’m glad to announce that my short novel, Martian Sands, has sold to Jason Sizemore at Apex Books for a late-2010 release. The deal was handled by John Berlyne of the Zeno Literary Agency (i.e., my agent).
If you want a Hollywood pitch for it, it would be something like: Schindler’s List meets Total Recall! It was a very difficult book to write, and I ended up writing it, piece by piece, while living on Vanua Lava, getting maybe 2 hours of electricity a day from the single solar-power unit on the island. For a short novel, it sure took a long time…
The book is partly a correspondence with some of the works of Philip K. Dick, particularly The Simulacra (possibly my favourite PKD novel). It’s certainly a strange book, and also a book I am very happy with. I’m delighted Apex (already publishers of HebrewPunk, The Apex Book of World SF and the forthcoming reissue of An Occupation of Angels) have picked it up.
This also means I will have not less than three novels out next year. The Bookman is coming out in January 2010 in the UK, and Angry Robot have confirmed the release date of the second book, Camera Obscura, for November that year.
It’s going to be busy!