Category Archives: Art

Coming Soon: LESS THAN HERO by S.G. Browne

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming superhero novel Less Than Hero by S.G. Browne.

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Coming Soon: DREAMS OF SHREDS AND TATTERS by Amanda Downum

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming Lovecraftian urban fantasy novel Dreams of Shreds and Tatters by Amanda Downum.

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Cover & Synopsis: WEIRD SPACE: THE BABA YAGA by Eric Brown and Una McCormack (Plus: A WEIRD SPACE Cover Gallery)

For too long, the first two novels of Eric Brown’s Weird Space series (The Devil’s Nebula and Satan’s Reach) have been sitting on my shelf, unread. I better get moving on those — the third one will be coming out in 6 months.

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the third novel in the Weird Space series: Weird Space: The Baba Yaga by Eric Brown and Una McCormack.

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Here’s the Scoop on NIGHTBORN (Thrones and Bones Book 2) by Lou Anders

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming fantasy novel Nightborn by Lou Anders, the second book in the Thrones and Bones series.

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Coming in 2015, A New Annual Anthology Series: THE YEAR’S BEST MILITARY SF AND SPACE OPERA Edited by David Afsharirad

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming anthology The Year’s Best Military SF and Space Opera edited by David Afsharirad. It looks like the start of a new annual anthology by the description. (Which perhaps reveals its original title…?)

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Cover & Synopsis: DREAM PARIS by Tony Ballantyne (with Cover Art by Joey HiFi)

Just like Dream London before it, Tony Ballantyne’s sequel gets some excellent cover art from Joey HiFi.

Check out the synopsis and cover (larger version below) for the upcoming novel Dream Paris by Tony Ballantyne.
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On My Radar: UNBREAKABLE by W. C. Bauers, INSIDE A SILVER BOX by Walter Mosley, JACARANDA by Cherie Priest

Here’s a trio of books coming out soon that piqued my interest.

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On My Radar: A LEGEND OF THE FUTURE by Agustin de Rojas, THE LAST PASSENGER by Manel Loureiro, DENDERA by Yuya Sato

I’m VERY excited about all the new sci-fi novels in translation coming out over the next several months. And don’t even get me started on how I have to wait until July (JULY!) to get my paws on the second book in the THREE-BODY TRILOGY. Anyway, here are three titles (from Cuba, Spain, and Japan) that are all over my radar.

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Exclusive Cover Reveal: FLEX by Ferrett Steinmetz (PLUS: Worldwide Giveaway!)

Angry Robot Books resumes their normal publication in March of next year with the launch of Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz, which features this cool cover photographed and designed by Steven Meyer-Rassow. (See a larger version after the jump for its awesome detail.)

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Cover Reveal: THE VOID by Timothy S. Johnston

The Void is coming from Timothy S. Johnston and Carina Press on March 30, 2015. This is the third book in The Tanner Sequence, a series of standalone murder mysteries set in unique and claustrophobic environments. The first two are The Furnace (2013) and The Freezer (2014).

Here’s the cover and synopsis (larger cover appears after the jump!
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Cover & Synopsis: MASTER OF SANCTITY by Gav Thorpe (A Warhammer 40K Novel)

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming Warhammer 40K novel Master of Sanctity by Gav Thorpe.

Looks tasty!

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Available Soon: PRISONER 489 by Joe R. Lansdale

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming Prisoner 489 by Joe R. Lansdale, available from Dark Regions and Subterranean Press.

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Bestselling author Joe R. Lansdale (Cold in July, Hap and Leonard series, Bubba Ho-Tep) makes a return to horror with the dark and intense new novella Prisoner 489, fully illustrated by world-renowned artist Santiago Caruso.

On an island with a prison for the most evil and powerful criminals in the world, a new prisoner is strapped to the electric chair for execution. After multiple surges of electricity nearly knock out power to the entire island, the prisoner is finally dead. The staff buries him in the prison graveyard with a simple marker baring three numbers: 489.

After the body is buried, a violent storm rocks the island, and a staff member goes missing. The crew rushes into the storm, searching for their lost comrade. They find that the burial site of prisoner 489 has been unearthed, and the body that was inside has gone missing. With a horrific finding and strange noises around them, a powerful threat is closing in. It’s a threat that they thought was impossible, and it will force them into a battle for their lives.

Both hardcover editions feature nine full-color interior illustrations, as well as a bonus short story, “A Bad Thing”.

Published by Dark Regions.
Interior illustrations by Santiago Caruso

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies
Deluxe: 52 signed slipcased hardcover copies

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Cover & Synopsis: THE GLORIOUS ANGELS by Justina Robson

Justina Robson is back in a big way.

Gollanacz just shared the cover of her new, upcoming book The Glorious Angels, which features an illustration by Dominic Harman.

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Cover & Synopsis: ECKO ENDGAME by Danie Ware (Plus: An Ecko Cover Gallery)

Danie Ware has posted the cover for her upcoming novel Ecko Endgame.

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ON MY RADAR: The Awakened Kingdom by N.K. Jemisin, Severance by Chris Bucholz, and The Very Best of Kate Elliott, by Kate Elliott

Here are a few book that I’m looking forward to reading…

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Coming From Tor: SPLINTEGRATE by Deborah Teramis Christian, TRIAL OF INTENTIONS by Peter Orullian, EDGE OF DAWN by Melinda Snodgrass

Here’s a trio of tasy Tor books coming out next year…

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Cover & Synopsis: STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming Star Wars novel Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp, due out next April.

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Coming Soon: ROLLING IN THE DEEP by Mira Grant (With a Marvelous Julie Dillon Cover)

Subterranean Press has opened up the pre-order page and revealed the excellent Julie Dillon cover for Mira Grant’s Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant, coming in April 2015.

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Cover & Synopsis: CROOKED by Austin Grossman

Here’s the cover and synopsis for the upcoming novel Crooked by Austin Grossman, an alternate secret history featuring Richard Nixon leading the fight in a supernatural war.

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A Chat with SFF Artist Jim Burns on His New Collection, HYPERLUMINAL, and Much More

One of the UK’s most acclaimed sci-fi artists, Jim Burns is the winner of the prestigious Hugo award for art and has more British Science Fiction Awards than any other writer or artist. His erotically charged work is lauded across the universe.

Jim was very gracious in answering a few of my questions about his new collection, Hyperluminal (Titan), his influences, and much more!


Kristin Centorcelli: Will you tell us a bit about your new collection, Hyperluminal?

Jim Burns: I seem to produce a collection of one sort or another about once a decade…so the time was ripe! My agent, Alison Eldred felt one was overdue also – and proposed the book – along with ‘companion volumes’ by Ian Miller, John Harris and Fred Gambino to Titan – who eventually decided to go with the idea. Thank you Titan!

The book is essentially an overview of my 42 years in the business of producing science fiction and fantasy art, mostly for the book jacket market – but also some small ventures into the movies – which I touch on briefly – and also the world of private commissions – something that has become much more important to me in the last few years and is slowly replacing my commercial work. There are a number of personal pieces represented also…again something I’m finding more time for these days.

I also wrote all the text for the book (apart from the foreword graciously contributed by Joe Haldeman) – aiming at a sort of anecdotal style which I hope shines a light on the kind of life a science fiction artist lives!
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