Thursday, October 19, 2006

Back on Cover Art

Just really like this one. Another amazing Stephan Martiniere. This is due from Ace in April, 2007. Although Pyr publishes Sean's fantastic fantasy series, the Books of the Cataclysm, as well as his sci-mystery novel, The Resurrected Man, I've never read his acclaimed space opera, the previous books of which were co-authored with Shane Dix. Astropolis is the new trilogy and his solo space opera debut. I've been meaning to correct my gross oversight for some time, but this cover makes me all the more anxious to do so. If I haven't already read the recent Geodesica duology by the time this comes out, I know I'll be dropping everything to read Saturn Returns. From the description:

Dark experiments, dangerous ruins, fleeting ghosts and deadly
conspiracies...

On the edge of the galaxy in a distant and terrible future, Imre Bergamasc is reborn into a pieced-together body with the certain knowledge that he was the victim of an elaborate murder plot.

But neither his mind nor the history of his former life are as easily reassembled, so he sets out to follow the fragments of his memories and discover the reason for his elimination. Through interstellar graveyards, decaying megacities and bizarre star systems, he pursues whispers connecting the death of the worlds he once knew to his own murder.

Tracked by forces determined to thwart his efforts, Imre combs the wreckage of the future for the truth about himself--no matter how unbearable it may be.

4 comments:

Peter Hollo said...

I'm sure you'd love the Geodesica duology! Thought-provoking, widescreen, action-packed...

Lou Anders said...

Oh, from what I've learned talking to both Sean and to Chris Roberson about it, I would LOVE it. It's just very hard for me to find time to read beyond what I read for Pyr, and since doing so means I am reading five of Sean's books already (and loving them), so there are other authors I need to read out there whose works I'm not familiar with yet. But I picked up the Geodesica omnibus from the SFBC and I am totally getting Saturn Returns when it's out.

RobB said...

Sean really lucks out with his cover art, at least lately.

I just finished Geodesica and it reminded me a bit of Hamilton's recent COMMONWEALTH duology (which I enjoyed), except Williams/Dix was much more tightly plotted.

Lou Anders said...

I have only read Hamilton's shorter length work, not his novels. I need to rectify this error - but as slow as I read and as long as he writes...