Saturday, August 22, 2009

September New Releases - Orbit Publishing

Iain M. Banks Author Website
Sep-09 0-316-07198-6 978-0-316-07198-7 HARDCOVER BOOK US:$25.99 CA:$31.99

The Philosopher is a torturer, and proud of it. AC is a dealer who became a trader who became a hedge-fund manager. Madame d’Ortolan seems to control nearly everything, while Mrs. Mulverhill the younger hopes to frustrate her. Mr. Oh is a reluctant assassin, amongst many other things. The person in the hospital bed is not entirely sure who they might be, or where, or even when.

The Drowning City
Amanda Downum - Author Website
Sep-09 0-316-06904-3 978-0-316-06904-5 MASS MARKET US:$7.99 CA:$9.99

Symir — the Drowning City. home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers. And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government.

For Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and spy, the brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown. All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries, and help topple the palaces of Symir. But she is torn between her new friends and her duties, and the longer she stays in this monsoon-drenched city, the more intrigue she uncovers — even the dead are plotting. As the waters rise and the dams crack, Isyllt must choose between her mission and the city she came to save.

Biting the Bullet
Jennifer Rardin - Author Website
Sep-09 0-316-04356-7 978-0-316-04356-4 MASS MARKET US:$7.99 CA:$9.99

I’m Lucille Robinson (aka Jaz Parks). This is a mission unlike anything my vampire boss, Vayl, and I have ever been on. It’s not our usual take-them-out-and-run; it’s an undercover mission that needs the whole gang: a psychic, an interpreter, and a weapons specialist.

We’ve never gone in which such heavy artillery before, but the more the merrier, right? Um…nope. At least not since Vayl and I learned part of our job is to ferret out a mole concealed in our unit.

To add to our problems, we’re being harried by a pack of reavers bent on revenge, and targeted by a Seer who wants to share Vayl’s power—at any cost. This is going to be a blast.

The Company
K. J. Parker Author Website
Sep-09 0-316-03852-0 978-0-316-03852-2 TRADE PAPERBACK US:$14.99 CA:$17.99

Hoping for a better life, five war veterans colonize an abandoned island. They take with them everything they could possibly need - food, clothes, tools, weapons, even wives.

But an unanticipated discovery shatters their dream and replaces it with a very different one. The colonists feel sure that their friendship will keep them together. Only then do they begin to realize that they’ve brought with them rather more than they bargained for.

For one of them, it seems, has been hiding a terrible secret from the rest of the company. And when the truth begins to emerge, it soon becomes clear that the war is far from over.