My new novel, Martian Sands, is now at the printers and available for pre-orders!
1941: an hour before the attack on Pearl Harbour, a man from the future materialises in President Roosevelt’s office. His offer of military aid may cut the War and its pending atrocities short, and alter the course of the future . . .
The future: welcome to Mars, where the lives of three ordinary people become entwined in one dingy smokesbar the moment an assassin opens fire. The target: the mysterious Bill Glimmung. But is Glimmung even real? The truth might just be found in the remote FDR Mountains, an empty place, apparently of no significance, but where digital intelligences may be about to bring to fruition a long-held dream of the stars . . .
Mixing mystery and science fiction, the Holocaust and the Mars of both Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip K. Dick, Martian Sands is a story of both the past and future, of hope, and love, and of finding meaning—no matter where—or when—you are.
PS Publishing have gone a little cuckoo (gaga? woowoo? blergeblergh!) and are offering 100 free copies of my BFS Award winning novella, Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God! All you have to do is buy any book from PS, and you get a hardcover copy of Gorel free.
… and I just noticed they’re currently selling the trade hardcover edition of Osama (RRP £20) at only £13!
Yes – they are crazy!
Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God has just been released in e-book format by PS Publishing. It costs just £1.99! In both mobi or epub formats.
There is only one truth Gorel of Goliris—gunslinger, addict, touched by the Black Kiss—is interested in: finding a way back home, to the great empire from which he had been stolen as a child and from which he had been flung, by sorcery, far across the World. It started out simple: get to Falang-Et, find the mirror, find what truth it may hold. But nothing is simple for Gorel of Goliris…When Gorel forms an uneasy alliance—and ménage à trois—with an Avian spy and a half-Merlangai thief, things only start to get complicated. Add a murdered merchant, the deadly Mothers of the House of Jade, the rivalry of gods and the machinations of a rising Dark Lord bent on conquest, and things start to get out of hand. Only one thing’s for sure: by the time this is over, there will be blood.
Osama, released recently by PS Publishing, comes in three states. There’s a kindle edition (or, if you don’t like Amazon, a regular epub edition); there’s a hardcover edition; and then, there’s the super-limited, signed, dust-jacketed edition, which is now available!
It’s a bit pricey, for sure – the kindle edition is just £7.28 (or £6.99 if you buy direct from PS), while the limited edition is £39.99. However, there were only 100 copies produced of the limited edition, all of them signed on a special limitation sheet, and they’re just gorgeous. If you like fine-press books – the high quality paper, the gorgeous design, the very rarity of this book-as-object-d’art (which, yes, I’m a sucker for!), then this edition might be worth checking out. It would also make my publishers happy…
Note that PS also still have the signed, jacketed editions of Cloud Permutations and Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God for sale! Both are also limited to just 100 copies each, and they’re equally gorgeous (and, at £24.99, also cheaper!).
I don’t think we ever officially announced it, but I’ve just delivered the manuscript of Black Gods Kiss: A Guns & Sorcery Collection to PS Publishing. Black Gods Kiss is a companion volume to my recently-published PS Publishing novella Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, and is due to be published in late 2012.
Table of Contents:
1. Black Gods Kiss – 5600
2. Buried Eyes – 9400
3. Kur-a-len – 24000
4. The Dead Leaves – 5900
5. White Queen – 7500
So that’s two stories, two novelettes and a novella, all featuring Gorel of Goliris - and plenty of sex, drugs, guns and sorcery!
The first two stories (“Black Gods Kiss” and “Buried Eyes”) will be published in the next two issues of Postscripts; the others will be original to the collection.
Here’s a little fun extract – the opening paragraphs – from “The Dead Leaves”:
‘I would like you,’ the sorcerer said, ‘to kill a man.’
Gorel of Goliris stared at the sorcerer across the table. There are many questions one can ask in response to such a statement. The amateur might ask, for instance, why? or who? – good questions both, for certain. The amateur might ask, What has he done? or Is he a good man or a bad one? The professional has other, more urgent considerations.
‘How much?’ Gorel said, and the sorcerer smiled, revealing blackened, broken teeth. Gorel hated sorcerers, but this one was, so far, paying for the drinks.
My new novel, Osama, is now available for pre-orders. It is currently available in a trade hardcover edition and a signed limited edition, both from PS Publishing. The book will be published around Sept/Oct. A Kindle (and other e-books) edition will also be available later.
The striking cover, by Pedro Marques, was revealed yesterday over at the Mad Hatter Book Review. Here it is again!
About the book:
In a world without global terrorism Joe, a private detective, is hired by a mysterious woman to find a man: the obscure author of pulp fiction novels featuring one Osama Bin Laden: Vigilante…
Joe’s quest to find the man takes him across the world, from the backwaters of Asia to the European Capitals of Paris and London, and as the mystery deepens around him there is one question he is trying hard not to ask: who is he, really, and how much of the books is fiction? Chased by unknown assailants, Joe’s identity slowly fragments as he discovers the shadowy world of the refugees, ghostly entities haunting the world in which he lives. Where do they come from? And what do they want? Joe knows how the story should end, but even he is not ready for the truths he’ll find in New York and, finally, on top a quiet hill above Kabul – nor for the choice he will at last have to make…
In Osama, Lavie Tidhar brilliantly delves into the post-9/11 global subconscious, mixing together elements of film noir, non-fiction, alternative history and international thriller to create an unsettling – yet utterly compelling – portrayal of our times.
Note: if you’re a blogger/reviewer/journalist and interested in a PDF review copy of Osama – or alternatively want to talk to me about the book – please e-mail me.
Needless to say, this is a book we – myself and the publishers – are hugely excited about! I will have a lot more to say about the novel in the coming months.
My latest book, the guns & sorcery novella Gorel & The Pot-Bellied God, is now available to order! It is released in two states, a regular hardcover and a jacketed, signed hardcover limited to just 100 copies, and is available directly from PS Publishing. There will also be an e-book edition soon, and copies should hopefully be at Eastercon too. Hooray!
A legend tells of the Mirror of Falang-Et: a magical object in the city of the frog tribes, which can tell all manner of truths…
There is only one truth Gorel of Goliris – gunslinger, addict, touched by the Black Kiss – is interested in: finding a way back home, to the great empire from which he had been stolen as a child and from which he had been flung, by sorcery, far across the World.
It started out simple: get to Falang-Et, find the mirror, find what truth it may hold. But nothing is simple for Gorel of Goliris… When Gorel forms an uneasy alliance – and ménage à trois – with an Avian spy and a half-Merlangai thief, things only start to get complicated. Add a murdered merchant, the deadly Mothers of the House of Jade, the rivalry of gods and the machinations of a rising Dark Lord bent on conquest, and things start to get out of hand. Only one thing’s for sure: by the time this is over, there will be blood.
Not to mention sex and drugs… or guns and sorcery.
More photos from Vanuatu, to celebrate the release of Cloud Permutations, my Vanuatu-inspired planetary romance from PS Publishing!
Reggie and I after climbing up to the Gaua Volcano – Lake Letes behind us is the lake is the largest volcanic lake in the Southern hemisphere. As can clearly be seen, neither Reggie nor me had the required stamina for the journey…
Women performing water music, Gaua:
Snake dance, Gaua:
My latest book, the novella Cloud Permutations, has just come back from the printers and has already shipped to those who pre-ordered. Get your copy here! Signed or unsigned limited editions from PS Publishing.
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.
Where I Am
I’m back in Asia for a couple of months (and yes, even I don’t know where I am any more!). A bit jet-lagged but not too badly.
Short Story Sales
In the meantime, it seems I’ve sold a couple of stories (plus a reprint):
- “The Story of Listener and Yu-En” to Bull Spec
- “Butterfly and the Blight at the Heart of the World” (novelette) to Daily Science Fiction
- “Alienation and Love in the Hebrew Alphabet” (reprint) to anthology People of The Book, ed. Sean Wallace and Rachel Swirsky.
The limitation sheets for the jacketed hardcover (limited to just 100 copies) have been signed at last, review copies have gone out – with the first review calling it “wonderful and touching” – and the novella is apparently scheduled, if all goes well, for a July release. There is also an unsigned hardcover edition, and both states can still be pre-ordered from PS Publishing.