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Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Sharp Teeth" Giveaway Winners!!! FREE DOWNLOADS of Scott Sigler's "Infected" + Jon Armstrong's "Grey" and other tidbits...

Congratulations to Beth O’Keefe (Illinois), Kenneth Schaeffer (Pennsylvania), Rose Ardanaz (Canada), Bob Barton (Utah), and Pamela White (Washington) who were all randomly selected to win an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of Toby Barlow’sSharp Teeth” thanks to HarperCollins!!! For more information on Toby Barlow and his book, check out the Official Sharp Teeth Website, the Sharp Teeth Myspace and reviews of “Sharp Teeth” via Fantasy Book Critic, NextRead + The Book Swede.

In news, just a few tidbits:

First off,
Jon Armstrong’s novel “Grey” (I love that cover!) which was nominated for the 2007 Philip K. Dick Award has been made available as a FREE DOWNLOAD by its publisher Night Shade Books in honor of Jon being nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Included below is a description:

In a world pushed beyond the moral simplicity of black and white, all that survives is Grey.

High fashion, corporate malfeasance, celebrity culture, and an obsessed media collide with exuberant violence and volatile intensity in
Grey, the explosive debut novel by newcomer
Jon Armstrong.

For Michael Rivers, life is perfect. Michael has everything; tall, handsome, and famous, he is worshipped by billions of fans around the globe. He is wealthy beyond measure, the heir apparent to RiverGroup, one of the handful of high-tech corporations that controls the world. He is fashionable, setting trends with his wardrobe of immaculate designer suits, each a unique and celebrated work of art. And Michael is in love, perfect love, sharing a private language based entirely on quotes from the latest fashion magazine advertisements, with Nora, his beautiful, witty, and equally perfect fiancee, the only woman with whom he can see surgically-altered monochromatic eye to eye.

When an assassin's bullets pierce Michael's body before the unblinking eyes of cameras, reporters, and viewers at a press junket, everything changes, forcing Michael to question everything about his previously perfect world. Illusions shattered and forcibly separated from Nora, Michael seeks to uncover the reasons behind the attempted assassination, embarking on a quest that leads him to question his relationships with his loud, pro-fane, and narcissistically Ultra father; his estranged mother; and the perilous, contaminated, neo-feudalistic world that lies beyond the safe and protected bubble of corporate family life...

Moving on,
Scott Sigler’s debut hardcover “Infected” is due out April 1, 2008 (I will be posting my review on Monday) and in support of that release, Crown Publishing has made the book available as a FREE PDF DOWNLOAD, but it’s only for a limited time—Monday, March 31, 2008—so don’t miss out. Here’s the synopsis:

Across America a mysterious disease is turning ordinary people into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, themselves, and even their own families.

Working under the government’s shroud of secrecy, CIA operative Dew Phillips crisscrosses the country trying in vain to capture a live victim. With only decomposing corpses for clues, CDC epidemiologist Margaret Montoya races to analyze the science behind this deadly contagion. She discovers that these killers all have one thing in common – they’ve been contaminated by a bioengineered parasite, shaped by a complexity far beyond the limits of known science.

Meanwhile Perry Dawsey – a hulking former football star now resigned to life as a cubicle-bound desk jockey – awakens one morning to find several mysterious welts growing on his body. Soon Perry finds himself acting and thinking strangely, hearing voices . . . he is infected.

The fate of the human race may well depend on the bloody war Perry must wage with his own body, because the parasites want something from him, something that goes beyond mere murder.

Infected is the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.

Infected will crawl beneath your skin and leave fresh blood on every page...

A Dribble of Ink brought to my attention that author J.V. Jones just posted the prologue from the fourth volume in her Sword of Shadows fantasy epic that was recently christened “Watcher of the Dead”. You can check that out HERE. For that matter, Aidan has a whole post about Free Readin’ including links to a Pyr Books Sampler and an excerpt from R. Scott Bakker’s upcoming novel “Neuropath” so let me just direct you to that HERE :) And staying with this theme, Jacqueline Carey has posted the first chapter from “Kushiel’s Mercy”—the final volume in her current Imriel TrilogyHERE. Regarding this book, readers can look forward to a review, a giveaway and a short interview sometime in June!

Finally, saw on
Jeff VanderMeer’s blog that “Shooting War” (Reviewed HERE), a futuristic political satire graphic novel written by Anthony LappĂ© and illustrated by Dan Goldman has been optioned by Power Options for possible movie or TV development. Personally, I thought this was a really fun and thought-provoking read and will definitely be there for the film or TV series. For more information on the deal check out Jeff’s thoughts HERE and the “Shooting War” website HERE.


Kimberly Swan said...

Grey and Infected both have some interesting covers. Thanks for sharing all of the info and the links to the downloads (I for one would have totally missed them). :)

Mihai A. said...

Thank you for this great links.

Anonymous said...

I second Kimberly's words. Thanks Rob.

Robert said...

You're all welcome for the links and I hope you enjoy the books! "Infected" is a very fun read although, as the synposis points out, it will make your skin crawl :)

Harry Markov said...

I have way too many books to read right now, but I am happy. thank you for this incredibly useful information. Robert, you deserve a present.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great links and works

Robert said...

You're welcome Harry and Janet, although all I'm doing is acting as the messenger ;)


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