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NINE PLANETS by Greg Byrne: a great review by Publishers Weekly

Check out this review from our Australian debut author Greg Byrne, with his exciting science fiction thriller NINE PLANETS, upcoming on November 30. Publishers Weekly says:

“Byrne’s allegorical debut boasts a premise that’s simultaneously dark and playful, lovely synesthetic imagery, and world-building that jumps delightfully between moments of fairy tale fantasy and high-tech dystopia. Peter Blackwell awakens from a coma into a cursed world where suicidal despair is common, mitigated only by the anticipation of perfect gifts that appear miraculously in everyone’s homes one day each year. Though Peter’s memory for new material is perfect, he retains only eight simple images from his pre-coma days, plus a cryptic ninth one behind which is locked a tremendous secret. That secret is sought by both the agents of the gift-giving Brotherhood and the Cabal that wants humankind to self-destruct, and both are desperate to extract it before a comet collides with Earth. Byrne barrels toward the climax of a centuries-long battle between misery and hope at an intense but not overly frenzied pace. Strong attention to the timing of revelations makes the conclusion inevitable but not obvious, allowing this riff on one of the world’s oldest stories to stay strong all the way to the end.”

NINE PLANETS is now available for pre-order at Amazon:

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You can also reserve a print or e-copy at Dragonwell Publishing bookstore.

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LEX TALIONIS by R. S. A. Garcia: Nebula weekend, giveaway, and media round-up

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Click on the cover to enter a Goodreads giveaway for 5 print copies of this stunning debut novel by a Caribbean science fiction author. The giveaway will be open until the release day on May 30, 2014.

R. S. A. Garcia’s science fiction thriller is receiving a great response from readers and early reviewers, in the wake of the starred review from Publishers Weekly that came out earlier this month. Here is what the reviewers say about the book:

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“The setting is handled in an effortless way that makes aliens and advanced technology feel commonplace. Artificial breeding, interplanetary settlement, and political rebellion are just a few of the concepts that Garcia infuses with ethical tensions and deep personal emotion in this intense and intriguing work.” — Publishers Weekly

A tense, morally complex science fiction thriller that tackles hard questions of loyalty, exploitation, and human decency without compromising on plot.— Elizabeth Bear

I could not put the book down and stayed up all hours reading.— Angela Street

Wow. WOW.” — Kate McNeil

This is a very complex book with many different aspects and if you can follow along without getting lost it is very much worth the read. The story ends, yes, but it does leave it open for more and I hope their are more books coming. — Hannah

An exciting and thought-provoking story! I hope it is the beginning of a series.” — Jay Williams

A compelling, thought-provoking novel. R.S.A. Garcia is an author to watch!” — Analouise Keating

the story was entirely compelling, I couldn’t put it down and when it came to the end, I read and re-read the last chapters wishing it weren’t over and trying to eek every last nuance out of it.— Erin Burns

I had some preconceived notions about this novel as the author is new and the publisher fairly unknown. What surprised me was how much I enjoyed everything about this novel. The characters were very well developed within the movement of the story-line. I really liked Troi and Chris even though they had minimal appearances. The world building is splendid in that you get a sense of the alien/human interaction that promises a truly unique experience.— Koeur

“R.S.A. Garcia is good at tense moments that hook the reader…  The way the scenes flowed together was flawless and enthralling.” — Beverly

Worth a look at.— Jaiw

And, check out the author’s pre-publication interview on Geek Syndicate at the following link:

http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/features/eye-for-an-eye-talking-vengeance-with-r-s-a-garcia/

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This weekend “Lex Talionis will be showcased at the Nebula Award weekend in California. If you are attending the weekend, look out for out electronic and print giveaways!

For those *not* attending the Nebulas, preordering is now open at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1940076129/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1940076129&linkCode=as2&tag=dragopubliblo-20&linkId=AZENLHWOPOYMBYVX

and at the Dragonwell Publishing Bookstore:

http://publishing.dragonwell.org/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=10016

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